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Vol.90 No.261

Coaches, teammates say 1.N.2

CHS players are'strong'

For Cottondale High School
sports teams, 2013 has been a pretty remarkable, year, with the basketball team winning a district championship earlier in the year, and the fall featuring the best football season in school history culminating in a trip to the 1A state PHOTOS BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
semifinals. Retiring Jackson County Fire Rescue Chief Tony Wesley (left) was recognized
But the mood at the school fot his 24 years of service Tuesday as Jackson County Commission
took a dour turn in the last Chairman Chuck Lockey-presented a plaque of appreciation and a chief's
week after three former stand- hat that Wesley can take home for good when he hangs up his fire gear at
out athletes were involved in a the end of December.
violent car accident Wednesday night in Gadsden County.
and acquz WakerCounity bids goodbye
Sheldon Vann, Eli Jackson,
and Jacquez Walker -all blfo~ e
2013 graduates from CHS*
who joined the football team at Webber Internatidnal University in Babson Park this fall were driving home from
college for the holiday break hires a successor
when their car crashed on Interstate 10. BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER Birge has been with the MariAll three were ejected. from anna Fire Department since Octhe car and were later taken On Tesday, Jackson County tober of 2012. A native of Jackto Tallahassee Memorial Hos- Commissioners honored their son County, Birge spent most of
pital where they remain in retiring chief of fire rescue, Tony his fire service career in Collier
treatment for their injuries. MARKSKiNNER/FLORIDAN FILE Wesley, and a few minutes later County before moving back to
Vann, Jackson and Walker Cottondale's Eli Jackson (55)paves the way for running back Sheldon named his successor. Christo- this area to take the post he now
all played varsity football Vann (4) during a game in the 2012 season. The two former Hornets pher Scott Birge, currently the occupies at Marianna. He lives and basketball for the Hor- players were injured along with fellow former teammate Jacquez assistant fire chief and fire'mar- in Jackson County, his residence nets, and their crash has left Walker in a car accident last week. shal for Marianna, will take over located between Graceville and
their former teammates and Obert's 2012-13 Hornets any one skill you can have on at the countyin earlyJanuary. Chipley.
coaches struggling to make team was testament to the the field or on the court,,and Wesley put in 24 years with the Birge began his fire career with
senseof theincident power of will and resiliency, those guys represent all of county fire serviceman is.retiring .
'As for me, I don't have any overcoming an eight-game that." on the last day of Decemnber. See CHIEF, Page 9A
biological kids," Cottondale losing streak to end the regu- Vann, Jackson, and Walker basketball coach Chris Obert lar season to rally to win the weren't a part of the regional said, "so for these kids that district tournament and go championship Cottondale I coach and have coached, I on to advance to the 1A re- football team this year, but treat them like they're mine. gional final, they helped lead the Hornets
You always have that fear It was a team built on tough- to playoff two that every parent has that you ness more than skill, and the of the previous three seasons get that kind of call. It's just a coach said that Jackson, Vann, and were all named all county scary reality when you think and Walker played as big of a performers as seniors. about it. It's a tough situation role in fostering that quality Jackson starred on the ofto deal with, but if anybody as anyone. fensive line and at linebacker
can kind of pull themselves "That was pretty much all of where he led the team in tackthrough this and come out of it for us," Obert said. "Those, les as a senior, while Vann it, I think it's those three kids. three guys played a big part in rushed for 1,600 yards and "These are strong, tough that in both sports. We played 19 touchdowns in 2012, and a
kids with a strong will, and I many teams that were more Walker was the team's leading ,
think that's probably the most talented than us, but the one receiver with 16 catches for a
important thing after the faith thing that gave us an oppor- 318 yards and three scores. and the prayers, it's the will tunity to compete against Their final seasons helped and all three have a strong people with more talent was give them a chance to achieve Marianna Assistant Fire Chief and city Fire Marshal Christopher Scott will. That's going to help them the toughness and will. To me, Birge won't be wearing that title or occupying his office at Marianna Fire
pull through this." that was the key more than See PLAYERS, Page 9A Department for much longer.In early January he'll be moving out to take on
his new position as Chief of Jackson County FireRescue.

More students reach out to Florida's first Ben Carson
Reading Room to open at

help Floridan photographer Jackson Alternative School
BY DEBORAH' BUJCKHALTER Special to the Floridan children to develop their ing skills. The reading project is

Through the generosity of dedicated to proWhen the Marianna High School National members of the Marianna com- moting reading as
Honor Society met a few days ago for one of munity, the Carson Scholars a key to unlQckthe group's regular sessions, the'61 young club Fund has announced the open- ing a child's" full
members already had a project in mind for ing of Florida's first Ben Carson potential.
discussion. By the time that meeting was over, aReading Room at Jackson Alter- Dr. Ben Carson
they had a plan to help]ackson County Floridan native School. The grand open- credits reading as
photographer Mark Skinner meet his expenses ing ceremony will take place at Daniels being a catalyst to
as he battles cancer. 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at his success. The
Society member Jared Standiford said student Jackson Alternative School, 2701 press release quotes Dr. Carson
response has been enthusiastic. "Mark Skinner is a- Technology Circle in Marianna. as saying:
a really nice guy, and he's there for everything we The Ben Carson Reading Proj- "When I was a child, reading
do," Standiford said. "We felt he deserved it." 4 ect is an initiative of the Car- allowed me to discover all the
Each of the 61 NHS members took 20 tickets son Scholars Fund, which was opportunities that the world has
to offer at $1 each, with contributors earning a founded by pediatric neurosur- to offer."
chance to win a high-end headphone set or an geon and New York Times best- "There are endless possibilities
iPod Nano. The Beats by Dre headphones sell selling author Dr. Ben Carson for students when they discover
for $200 each. The Nano is worth $140. The NHS ANGIE COOK/FLORIDAN and his wife, Candy. the joy of reading and learning.
members paid for the items out of the club's Brianna Granberry (left) and Jared Standiford of According to a press release If children begin to challenge general fund. show some of the signs that their fellow NHS members, from Carson Scholars Fund Inc., themselves to soak up all the
The winning tickets'will be drawn on the last made to use in promoting a fundraiser the club is the purpose of the Ben Carson information they can; they will holding to help Jackson County Floridan photographer Reading Project is to create a litSee STUDENTS. Page 9A Mark Skinner meet expenses as he battles cancer eracy enriched environment for See ROOM, Page 9A

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netataWEDNESDAY, DEC.18 per..Cal1372-2500. All students and their parents are welcome. Players
Pulih u Vara Re S ca Eldecare Sertices-8:30 a.m Marianna/Malo- Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion 8 of all skill levels including beginners are welcome.
Malone City Hall in Malone, St.Paul A.M.E. to 9 p.m., First United Methodst Church, 2901 Cale- Call 693-0473. Church in Campbelfton will be giving out USDA food. donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance s Celebrate Recovery -7 p.m at Evangel Worship
Circulation Manager Dena Oberski ') Malone Joy Club 10 a.m. Joy Club House, SR. limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking; Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
obrkjfordnom2, Malone. Lunch served at noon. Games following papers will not be signed. teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
derkjclrancmlunch. Come and join the fun. hang-ups' Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
CONTACT US ))Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon FRIDAY, DEC. 20. 209-7856, 573-1131.
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist )) Hook and Needles 10 a.m. at the Jackson' )) Alcoholics Aionymous Open Meeting -8 Telephone: 850-526-3614 Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United.Methodist
FAX: 850-482-4478 "- experienced hand crfters welcome to create. Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
Emil: THURSDAY, DEC. 19 share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482Street Address: )) International Chat n' Sip 8:30-10 a.n~'at the 9631. SATURDAY, DEC. 21
4403 Constitution Lane Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St. in )) Santa Clauswill be in Greenwood-3 p.m. to 5 )) Jackson County Community Helpers Club
Marianna, FL 32448 Marianna. Learning Center staff and their inter- p.m. at PeoplesSouth Bank. Everyone invited young 10 a.m. 4571 Dickson Rd, Greenwood.
Office Hours: national English learners invite the public for the and older. Photos with Santa will be available or )) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30Wedy, of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed bring yoron mera. 5:30 p.m, in the AA room of First United Methodist
Wekdys 8a~. o environment. Light refreshment Served. No charge. m Chess Club -6 p.m. to 8 p.m. First United Church, 2901 CaledoniaSt. in Marianna.
,Call 48?-9124. ..Methodist Church on Clinton St. in Marianna. Alford Community Health Clinic Hours- 10,
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You should receive your newspaper no later to noon in the First PresbyteriarChurch Social for students 8.-18 years of age in Jackson County. Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients than 6a.m. if it does not arrive, call Circula- Hall 4437 Clinton St., Marianna. Open to all family ofall skilldevls nldi e inner s are welcome le sss andhochonica itins. trappsoitmtsr tion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesday to caregivers providing care to loved ones or friends. Call 693il73 avasicldn einesae ecmill e (all 263-7106 orditions Ak-inns
~~~~~~~~Confidential group, facilitated by a professional Cl 9-43 vial cl 6-16o'0-51;Wl-n
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Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840) prvd. Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult, )) Christmas in the Park-2 p.m.-6 p~m. in Jacbb.
is published Tuesday through Friday and )) Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid Oaks Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's hag-ps. Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call at Marianna, FL focus is the local community, "Community, Children x209-7856, 573-1131, SUNDAY, DEC. 22
& Character:' Call 526-3142. }) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8 )) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
SUBSCRIPlrION RATES )) Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Church,2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna AttenHome delivery:. $11.23 per month; $32.83 Call 482-2290. daincekimie opesngiteir oso
for three months; $62.05 for six months; )) St. Anne Thrift Store Sale- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. FRI DAY, DEC. 20 drinkooiAnnmueeig-8 .i
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. All }} Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. at the Jackson thAlcoolics nom o us M etn-8p m.l osia applicable state and local taxes. Mail "clothing buy one and get second item of equal or County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and 5429 College Drive, Graceville. subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail less value for half price. Half price on all toys and experienced hand crafters welcome to create, subcritins re:$4.12forthee onts; Christmas Decorations. Call 482-3734. share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-MODYDE.2 $92.24 for six months; and $184.47 for one )) Employability Workshop-2 p.m. Marianna One 9631.
Stop Career Center. Certified motivational career }) Santa Claus will be in Greenwood-3 p.m. to S )) Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's year. coach will be teaching "Developing Workplace p.m. at PeoplesSouth Bank. Everyone invited young Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayetfe St.. Marianna. Call
Skills." Open to public and free of charge. and older; Photos with Santa will be available or 482-2005. ADVERTISING )) Jackson County NAACP Meeting 5:30 p.m. bring yourown camera. )) Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
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shall not be liable for damages arising Orange St., Marianna. Call 569-1294. Methodist Church on ClintonSt. in Marianna. 3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings
out of errors ahid advertisements beyond )) VFW/ & Ladles Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m. at Sponsored by Marianna Optimist Club for students are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects, the amount paid for the space actually 2830 Wynn St., Marianna, with a covered-dish sup- for students 8 18 years of age in Jackson County. lessons, help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-76.38
occupied by that I~ortion of the advertise- The submission deadline for this calendar is two days, before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County, Floridan, P,.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447, ments in which the error occurred, whether email editorial@icfloi-idan~com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
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seven calls to assist another agency, six assault, 17 property/building checks, one newspaper will.not knowingly accept or The Marli nna Police Department listed public service calls, one 911 hang-up, one retail theft/shoplifting call, seVen calls to
publishillega mater~l of ay kinddvertis the fllowinnincidetsgforDec.t1,ntheociminalregistation;nne-akssActtfansotasistaannceraency, fvebpubicsseing which expresses Preference based on latest avaiable report -: To reports of port, three patrol requests, two reports of vinle calls, one criminal registration, one legally protected personal characteristics is ,drunken pedestrians, two accidents with threats/harassment and 13 home security Baker Act/t~ansport and two reports of
not acceptable. injury; two accidents with- checks, threats/harassment.
='W ). .out injury one accident
HOWTO GET YOUR 0 with unknownI injury, one
..abandoned vehicle, one. Jackson County Sheriff' sOffice Jackson County
Th EWc SonCut FULIan D wilpbih-. reckless driver, four suspi- The Jackson COunty sheriff's offce and Correctional Facility
he acksn Cociyousrdpersonublihtwou infrhicals, one pi conyfr/ecue reported the following The following persons were booked into
Submityour news or Community Calendar highway obstruction, four calls involving incidents for Dec. 16, the latest available' the county jail during the latest reporting
evetsvi emal, ax mil o had elvey, mental lllness, two burglaries, one physical report -Two accidents with injury, two periods:
evetsvi emal, ax mil o had elvey, disturbance, one verbal disturbance, one accidents withoutinjury, one accident )) Sarina Hunt, 41, 1050 Mill Road, Alford,
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement, fire with police response, two residential with Unknown injury, one abandoned *sentenced to four months.
anniversary and birth announcements. -fires, 20 medical cals, three traffic crashes, vehicle, orie reckless driver, three susp)i- )) Jeffrey Kittrell, 52, 3068 Ranch Road, Forms are available at the Floridan offices. two burglar alarms, 16 traffic stops, seven cious vehicles, one suspicious person, Cottondale, fleeing and attempting to
Photographs must be of good quality and reports of larceny two reports of criminal three calls involving mental illness, two elude, possession of methamphetamine, suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the *mischief, two calls to serve papers/ ex par- burglaries, Qne physical disturbance, one possession of drug paraphernalia. right to edit all submissions. te, two civil dsuetwo reports of tres-, verbal disturbance, one residential fire, }} Corey Hayes, 34, 225 N. Bonita Ave.,
pas intosente atnighoe 19 medical calls, three traffic crashes, Panama City, attaching tag not assigned.
GETING IT RIGHT calls, one report of found/abandoned nine traffic stops, three larcenies, two
The Ja~kson County Floidan's policy property, one lost property report, three criminal mischief calls, two calls to serve Jail Population: 198
is to correct mistakes promptly. To follow-up investigations, two assaults, papers/ex parte, two civil disputes, two To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
report an error, please call 526-3614 three noise disturbances, four animal reports of trespassing, one report of ob- local law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation.
* Monday-Friday. complaints (dog), 19 property/building scene/threatening calls, one lost property call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

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Z6_1 ons of Confederate VeteransFlorida Division/Mechanized
Calvary donated over 360 new DVDs and Blueray discs and games to the local Jackson County Toys for Tots. The variety of movies and games donated were all received from "Disney" for local distribution to make kids of all ages happy during the Christmas season. Representative of the Sons of Confederate Veterans 2nd Brigade F Commander/Mechanized Calvary Larry-Morse said he anticipates
I this kind of donation will continue for our kids for years to come.
Commander Morse said he is proud to be part of such an awesome
~ j [ group of men that shows continued support for the local community.
L / 1 During this holiday season, you are invited and urged to join the Local Sons of Confederate Veterans for more information visit Florida SUBMITTED POTOr Division web site at http:/ //www.florida- Pictured (from left) are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Perry with Cmdr. Larry Morse.


hipola Nursing PaC.vilion and Signature
Healthcare of North
Florida were presented with

Christmas baskets from the
uAssociation of United ProfesSUBMITTED PHOTOS
susMrrEPOrS sionals Club of Mafianna.
.Pictured here is the Rev. Bill Pevy presenting check to Carolyn Pilcher, principal of Sneads Elementary School. The club's next project will
be in February when two
other nursing homes will
Sh w n h r ebe presented with Valentine baskets. This guesture is just
spirit oa small way of giving back to SUBMITTED PHOTO our community with love.
Special to the Floridan year the concert was held Present for the presentation were club-members Ms. Michelle Porter, Mrs.
on Dec. 7 at the Sneads Annie Speights, Mrs. Rosa McKay and Mrs. Leticia Baker.
Each year at Christmas, First Baptist Church.
the East Jackson County The featured artists were; Ministerial. Association' "Marianna's Blue Grass P rep ao s Marriage,
holds a concert to raise Gospel Express." The funds Divorce Report
support funds for the local will be used to help pro- LALke n o w for sp rin g
Elementary Schools and vide gifts for some of the Special to the Floridan
Chipola Family Ministries. underprivileged children a" Those attending are from those schools. c a s s t C h Ola Marriages
asked to bring an un- We, the EJCMA, are privi- )) Gabriel A. Canuso
wrapped toy, a staple food leged to be of service to our and Melinda Ward
item and an offering. This community. Special to the Floridan Sherrill.
1 Kathryn Jean Parsons
Registration for spring and Alejandro Antonio.
classes at Chipola College Rodriguez.
begins Thursday, Jan. 3, Francesca Rimea
for returning students. Henderson and Eldrick
New and returning stu- Martinez Kirkman.
dent registration is Jan. 6. ) Barry Keith Clark,
Classes begin Jan. 7. Jr. and Amber Nichole
There are several steps Widner.
to completing the appli- ) Nicholas Andrew
cation process: complete Graves and Elizabeth Suthe college admission san Steiner.
application; call 718-2311 )) Cathy E. Mayo and
for assistance; request a SUBMITTED PHOTO Charles Randall Sullivan.
final high school tran- Recent Chipola graduate Courtney Massengill studies outside ) Christopher Mario Pictured is the Rev. Bill Pevy presenting check to Laura Cullifer, script be sent to Chipola the ACE lab during finals. Baldwin and Cristina principal of Grand Ridge School. Admission and Records then transfer to a four- ing Services Technology Lynn Lombardi.
Office; and take the col- year program at Chipola Culinary Management, lege placement test. Call or another college or Nursing (RN and LPN), Divorces FINCH 718-2284 for assistance. university. Credits earned Nursing LPN to RN, Para- James Richard Beck
EDDIE 1 Chipola offers the are transferable and are medic to RN, and Recre- vs. Lana Kay Beck.
Bachelor of Science applicable toward a bach- ation Technology.
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Our Opinion

Clouded by doubt

E arlier this week, Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston was graced with the most prestigious honor in college football, the Heisman Award.
Winston didn't just win. No other candidate came
close. He was 1,501 points ahead of A.J. McCarron, W
quarterback for the University of Alabama, making the.
7th-widest margin of victory in the history of the prize. 0
It should be a completely positive moment for Win-
ston, FSU and the entire collegiate football program.
Instead, the selection comes with a nagging discomfort.
In its mission statement, the Heisman Trust explains:
"The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes
the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with in- 0
tegrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with L oe diligence, perseverance, and hard work...." While there's no doubt about Winston's performance
on the field, allegations of serious misbehavior off the
field rightly gave some Heisman voters pause. Winston
was under investigation in a year-old sexual assault '[ime magazine's "Person of As Cardinal Raymond Burke,
case that was closed without chargesjust prior to the the Year" Pope Francis, former archbishop of St. Louis, put
voting. Now the accuser has asked the state's attorney to mif you haven't been paying it during his talk at the "Gospel
look into how Tallahassee police investigated the case. attention went out for a spin of Life" events in Rome: "Every
This year, several Heismafi voters left Winston off their one Sunday in Rome. It was one individual, precisely by reason of
ballots. of his early forays into challenging the mystery of theWord of God
There's no doubt that the Heismran trophy was Vatican security. He joined Rome's who was made flesh, is entrusted
awarded to the best player of the year; as was the case Mother's Day March for Life, both to the maternal care of the church.
when Auburn's Cam Newton won the coveted award a celebration and a demonstration, KathrynLopez Therefore, every threat to human
after a season under scrutiny by the NCAA making a point to the city, country, dignity and life must necessarily
But the Heisman Trust should re-examine its qualifi- and world about love, family, faith be felt in the church's veryheart; it
cations in light of such situations to be clear about the and duty. Pope Francis -inciting both glee cannot but affect her at the core of
question that lingers in the minds of many- whether About amonth later, Pope Francis 'and fear, depending on which se- her faith." the award simply considers a player's athletic perfor- presided over a Mass celebrating, "iective quote or ideological.disposi- You can't understand the "Permance or his character both on and off the field. Either and reflecting on Pope John Paul tion we're talking about. You may son of the Year" without knowing way, an investigation that yields no charges shouldn't be II's "Evangelium Vitae" ("The Gos- remember that back when the first this. Whether the Pope is raising a factor in consideration for an award. pel of Life"). "The Gospel of life is at long interview with the pope was concerns about our economic lives,
the heart of Jesus' message," Pope published, themedia fixated on biotechnology, sex trafficking, or John Paul II wrote. "Lovingly re- comments he made about how the anything else, this is not just the Scripps -Howard New Service. ceived day after day by the church, church often appears to the secular backstory; it's the man's oxygen.
it is to be preached with dauntless realm as if all it says to the world He'd like to get more people breathfidelity as 'good news' to the people is "no." ing it in. Embracing the treasure
Autoobailout all but ff every age and culture." But nothing could be further of a mother and child is reason
The "Gospel of Life" was a sig- from the truth: The message of for and the source of all love and nificant document, which helped the Gospel is about saying "yes" to joy.Thus, the proclamation of the forgotten surbring evangelicals and Catholics life. It's that affirmation that Pope Gospel. For the pope, this isn't
together to support life politically Francis is pointing to.' Every mother about politics and ideology or en President Obama orchestrated the multi- and spiritually. The Gospel of Life who says "yes" when she discovers popularity contests. It's everything,
billion-dollar bailout of the U.S. auto industry was a welcoming ecumenical chal- she's pregnant- particularly under and all are invited to experience, in 2009 GM and Chrysler were headed into lenge to the conscience of every trying or unexpected circumstanc- it. He's described the church as a
bankruptcy, Ford was struggling his many critics de- person of faith. And it continues to es is a heroic model of what the "field hospital" forwounded souls,. rided it as$either a nefariQus socialist plot or an attempt be so. Pope is trying to get across. and as Catholic churches hold
to buy ffievotes of autoworkers about to lose their jobs. Even a4 technology makes it eas- #ObssessAbouttheYes might be a extra Confession hours and Masses In any event, the government made out like a capital- ier to both physically enhance and TWitter hashtag or bumper-sticker around this time of year, heinvited ist when it began to sell its ownership shares in GM and dispose of life, the individual must summary Pope Francis' summons, you in, giving voice to a childin Chrysler and Obama did indeed win, except Indiaha, always be seen and served and to Catholics, Christians and ev- a manger who came for just that the industrial belt including Michigan, the home cherished. Every person is made eryone. It is the action item of the reason. state of Mitt Romney, who despite being the scion of and loved by God, and if there is no Christmas season. As Christians, as an auto company president, favored letting GM and other gift you can give this season, citizens, as people, we must help Chrysler go bankrupt. try showing that you see the Divine build a culture in which no one Kathryn Jean Lopez is editor-at-large of
National Reliew Online, director of Catholic
Remember Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in another by being a conduit of is left unloved or uncared for, in Voices USA and a consultant with the Magnificat of Evansville who fought the bailout, taking the case all God's mbrcy and love. which life can be supported and Foundation. She can be contacted at klopez@ the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. There's a lot being said about allowed to thrive. nationalreviewcom,
Mourdock talked principle, but his opponents said if,
successful, his move would cripple the economy. In theh
ntend, MurdckshtThe rise of liberal self-delusion
USA Today, in its dissection of the 2012 presidential T election, said, "In the end, there is no overestimating
how large of a role that the auto industry bailout played he civil war ripping through Arkansas, whose centrist voting
in President Obama's re-election." | the Republican Party is record actually reflected her border
And, also in 2012, CNNMoney said of the bailout, .1. familiar by now. But a similar state constituenls. Lincol' survived
"The U.S. auto industry's recovery is one of the biggest battle inside the Democratic Party Ik the purge but was so bloodied by
success stories of the last four years." is just starting to emerge. Orthodox the battle that she lost badly in
The Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research liberals are trying to mimic the tea November.
believes the massive infusion of taxpayer funds as party and impose political correct- Now the "professional liberals"
much as $60 million on the two companies alone-- ness on moderate apostates. Cokie 8- Steve are at it again. Tiwo executives Of
saved 1.5 million jobs and stopped a wave Of bankrupt- They point to the election of two Third Way, a center-left think tank,
cies from sweeping through the industry's suppliers, left-wing heroes in deep blue states Roberts wrote an op-ed piece in 'The Wall
The American auto industry was caught in a triple -Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Mas- Street Journal warning against the
whammy a global economic downturn; a mix. of prod- sachusetts last year, and Mayor- percent chose the label "economic "Warren wing of the Democratic ucts that ran heavily to high mileage pickups and SUVs elect Bill de Blaslo in NewYork last liberal;" 41 percent picked "eco- party" that indulges in "fantasy-, just as fuel prices began to soar; and crippling legacy month as a sign that the party, nomic conservative" based blue-state populism."
costs from previous union contracts that gave foreign and the country, is heading their 'Or look at history. Since 1968, Liberals immediately demanded makesP. v~ii those produced in the U.S., a cost advan- way Democrats have nominated five' that Democrats linked to Third Way
tage of $350 'to $500 a vehicle.; "In our mirnds, Elizabetth, Warren northern liberals in the Warren denounce the article and sever ties
Thanks in no small p ar ,t0 that bailout and the eco- is the north star to which the entire mode (including two from her with the organization. This'is tea nomic recovery, Novemb6et auto sales were 9 percent Democratic Party can look as they home state): Hubert Humphrey, partyism in reverse. And it is just above a year ago with safes running at an annual pace seek dire"cflon/' Adam Green, of George McGovern, Walter Mondale, as misguided on the left as on the of 16.4 million vehicles for the year, the strongest since the ProgreSsive Change Campaign Michael Dukakis and John Kerry right. February, 2007.. Committee, told Politico. "The They all lost. Obama will be president for three
It is perhaps worth noting that major news outlets wind is at our back." Before Obama, the only Demo- more years, and on at least twr
reporting the robust auto industry figures-- The New If the Democratic Party is: foolish crats to win the presidency over a important issues, he will have to York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the enough to listen to such nonsense, 40-year period were two moderate defy lhis liberal base to accomplish Associated Press made no mention of Obama or, for they deserve the defeats that will Southern governors, Jimmy Carter his objectives. One is trade, where that matter, socialism.., inevitably ensue. and Bill Clinton. Yes, the president promising agreements that could
______________________ The Republicans provide a stark is from Illinois, but he hardly ran as' create thousands of new jobs face
p warning of what happens when .aWarren-type ideologue. Norhias staunch opposition from organized
an extreme faction dominates a he governed as one; much to the..labor. gELI EVE MvE, KID, mainstream party. In recent years, dismay of hardliners that his press The other is entitlements, which
E'E EEN fMy the GOP has nominated five hard- secretary once derided as "profes- are swallowing a growing chunk of
OFline conservatives in close Senate sional liberals." "' the federal budget and squeezing
TOO, races who then lost in the general And yet the left'is desperate for out spendingon other progressive
election., a candidate to challenge Hillary priorities, such as medical research

Primary opponents and vot- Clinton, a card-carrying moderate, and early childhood education. The
ers pulled Mitt Romney far to the in 2016. Sofar, Warren insists she president is openito reform, but oIT GETS right on issues like immigration won't run. BUt others -&- including the "professional liberails" defend
""E TE and helped extinguish his chances two Vermonters, Sen. Bernie Sand- every cent of those entitlements,
"-"" of defeating President Obama. At ers or former Gov Howard Dean and even want to expand Social
0 ,<:least four senior Republican sena- -.could step in if she stays out. Security.
..o otors Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Partisanship and ideology play a Hard-shell conservatives fantaoGraham, Thad Cochran and John vital role in American politics. The size that the "Ted Cruz Wing" of the
C ornyn are being challenged problem is when purists turn into Republican Party will lead th~em l! as heretics in primaries next year. belies when they want to im- to victory. The loony left is just
)Their sin: They dare to talk to pose their orthodoxies on eveiyrone as misty-eyed about the "Warren
,l --Democrats occasionally, else. .Wing" of the Democratic Party.
:" ? The self-delusion infecting the The "professional liberals" are They're both wrong. This is a
left is reflected in the numbers. not as effective or as organized moderate, pragmatic country. Any
rAWE In 2012, only 25 percent of voters .as the tea party but th~ey can be party that ignores that truth is
_. identified as liberals while 35 per- just as destructive. In 2010, they doomed to defeat.
0I- 12/18 cent called themselves conserva- supported a left-wing primary
2013 Jeff Stahler/Dist. by Universal UClick for UFS tives (41 percent were moderates). opponent against Sen. Blanche Lin- Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contracted by
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The Associated Press "Ifyou guys change the name, this could be a waste
ACSNLL- oftaxpayermoney."
A Florida school board Jim Taylor,
has decided to end a de- 1978 graduate of Nathan B. Forrest High
cades-long controversy
and rename a high school prosecutor and mayoral change names of schools,
now named for a Confed- chief of staff. parks and other facilities
erate general and honorary Keith Ivey, a 1990 For- because they represented
Ku Klux Klan leader that rest graduate, told board Confederate leaders and
some historical records say members that when he ideals.
ordered the execution of played in the school band In Memphis, Tenn.,
hundreds of black Union nearly 25 years ago, several the City Council voted in
soldiers. members sat down and re- February to change a loTheDuvalCountySchool fused to participate in the cal park's amme from NaBoard said it was follow- school's traditional song, than Bedford Forrest Park
ing the will of its students "Dixie," which the band to Health Sciences Park,
Monday when it voted played every time its foot-. though a statue of Bedford,
unanimously to change ball team, the Forrest Reb- on a horse remains. It also
the name of Nathan B. els, scored a touchdown. voted to rename ConfederForrest High, in Jackson- PRESS "It does carry a black ate Park as Memphis Park
,THE AssociaTED cluPRrEhSiySfJc- n efesnDvi aka
ville. The change will take In this photo taken Monday, some members of the audience applaud after Duval County Scho cloud over the city of Jack- and Jefferson Davis Park as place next year once. a Board, in Jacksonville, Fla., voted unanimously to change the name of Nathan B. Forrest High Tov al o they ames InsLees Countyve la new name is chosen, said School, named for a Confederate general and honorary Ku Klux Klan leader. The change will The removal ofthe names In Lee County, Fla., Superintendent Nikolai take place next year once a new name is chosen, said Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, of key Confederate figures, NAACP officials have Vitti. some of whom partici- been lobbying for years to
"What I want is for stu- students wanted. formed Klan elected For- change said the issue pated in the early days of change the county's name
dents at Nathan .Bedford 'The name of the school rest its honorary Grand would not go awdy until the Ku Klux Klan, is trend- because it was named for. Forrest to use this as a civ- has been a source of con- Wizard or national leader, the board agreed to it. ing through the South and Gen. Robert E. Lee, considics lesson," Vitti said. He troversy for decades, with but he publicly denied be- "'If you do not, this is- other parts of the country ered the leading Confedsaid he hQpes students re- school officials continu- ing involved. In 1869, he or- sue will come back again For years, communities rate general of the 'Civil alize that they can make a ously refusing to change dered the Klan to disband and again and again," said have been trying, some- War, but city officials have difference, it despite numerous because of the members' Audrey Moran, a former times successfully, to refused the request.
Vitti said a. majority of protests. increasing violence. Two .........._.
students surveyed voiced Forrest High opened as years later, a congressional support for dropping For- an all-white school in the investigation concluded Stat
rest's name, given his his- 1950s. Its name was sug-, his involvement had been# e B
tory as a slave trader and gested by the Daughters of limited to his attempt to Deputies: Jealous Fla. man shot at co-worker's car some accounts that blame the Confederacy, who saw disband it.
him for issuing an order it as a protest to the U.S. After his death in 1877, DEERFIELDBEACH-AFlorida the damage when she went out to her
to execute captured black Supreme- Court rling that memorials to. him sprung Wal-Mart employee faces charges after car on her lunch break. Union soldiers during the eventually integrated the up throughout the South. officials say he shot a co-worker's car "It definitely seems unusual for someCivilWar. nation's public schools. Opponents of the name window because she won an employee- one to be upset to the point that they
Vitti said he will now con- Born poor in Chapel change told the school of-the-month award. would fire a shot into someone else's veduct a survey to decide the Hill, Tenn., in 1821, For- board said the name Soia Diogene told Broward County hicle just because this person received school's new name. The rest amassed a fortune as a change is a waste of mon- sheriff's deputies that Willie Mitchell be- anaward," sheriff's spokeswoman Keyla school board is expected plantation owner hnd slave ey, based on history that came angry after she received the award Concepcion said. "He felt obviously to decide the new name trader, importing Africans may be inaccurate. and started harassing her, saying he had that it was unjust for her to receive this
eirly next year. long after the practice had "This issue happened helped her numerous times and that he award."
"Everybody is glad about been made illegal. At 40, 150 'years ago,' said Jim deserved the recognition. Mitchell is chargedwith discharging
it," About half of the faculty rising to a cavalry general guys change the' name,
an aoit faun i er ti ol e at f by Mitchell after herrepeatedly said, "I'm -A number listed for Willie Mitchell Jr.
surveyed disagreed with Some accounts said For- taxpayer money." gonna show you,' according to anarrest was out of service. A message left ata
the name change, but 64 rest ordered black The Florida Times- Union report. Witnesses told authorities they number listed for Willie Mitchell Sr. was
thernae hn ebut of studt st der b ack aftprison- te Fida sayin tried to calm Mitchell down during the not immediately returned Tuesday.
percent of students at ers to be massacred after quoted Vitti as saying it argument. AWal-Mart spokewoman said Mitchell
Sthe black-majority high a victory at Tennessee's will cost about $400,000 to A Dec. 1 surveillance video showed was fired after the alleged incident. school were in favor of Fort Pillow in 1864, though change the name on signs, Mitchell pulling alongside Diogene's "This is an unfortunate sitation and dropping the name. The historians question the sports uniforms and the Micelpligalnsdign' "Tisaufruaesiuto n
s oo i it asTe vaidtiys of esion the claims, gm for s ncar, shooting out a window and driving we're grateful no one was hurt," Walschool board said it based validity of the claims. gyPne floor f away. Diogene was not in the car at the Mart spokeswoman Dianna Gee said.
its decision on what the In 1867,- the newly Proponents of the name time but told investigators she found From wire reports

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get constraints in paring a colleague in local fire
Marianna Chapel Chapel Funeral Home with Alabama. He was at 201l From Page 1A down the department but service.
Funeral Home interment to follow in Riv- graduate, of Geneva High the Florida Division of For- offering no explanation Birge. said he's looking
3960 Lafayette Streei erside Cemetery. A time of School where he excelled estry in the Naples area, about why Birge specifi- forward to his new job and
Marianna, Florida 32446 remembrance will be held in football. Upon high but after seven years with cally was fired. the opportunity to lead a
Phone: (850)526-5059 on Tuesday, December 17, school graduation he en- that agency transitioned Birge said that while the team again. He said one 2013 in the Marianna tered Auburn University to a structural fire depart- drama he went through of his main goals is to imeretta Chapel Funeral Home from and was a brother of the meant in the same area., He was not pleasant, he prove county fire service
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Beta Theta Phi Fratemity. sent i thee arreaned plmasnthe and mainty is seve
Baxter Faulk Expressions 6f sympathy He-was Assistant Entertain- spent his last three years remained calm in the and maintain its highlevel
may be submitted online at ment Director of River Oak down south as chief of the knowledge that he was of medical rescue. Entertainment, Inc. in Immokalee Fire Control innocent of any wrongdo- He's coming to the conMarianna Chapel Funeral Geneva. Tate was a very and Rescue District. ing. He said his wife's faith trols as Jackson County Home is charge of local ar- loving person that others His departure from that and support sustained considers imposing a rangements. could relate to. job wasn't voluntary, a fact him. He also said the inci- special assessment upon
His grandparents, he acknowledged and dis- dents made him appreci- property owners that
Furl George Alex Sr. and cussed openly when he ate his professional men- would help the county
2744W. Magnolia Elfeida Sutherland and dfor.his job with tor- even more He said he shor up and keep its fireEdwin Averett all preceded apple
Geneva, AL 36340 him in death. Marianna "and then with remembers being irritated rescue service solidly fi334-684-9999 Survivors include his pa- the county. "''many times by his own nanced for many years to
..rents, Dawn and Eddie Birge said he was dis- chief years earlier when come.
Warren Tate Averett of Chancellor, missed from his chiefs the senior officer insisted Currently, the county is
Meretta Baxter Faulk age Rocky and Brenda Suther- position with the Immo- on time-consuming com- working its way through
74 of Maitland, Florida, Sutherland land of Samson; grandpar- kalee district after two puter protocols. But when a fire study commissionpassed away on Saturday, ents: Bobby Joe and Peggy disturbing allegations sur- those allegations surfaced ers authorized earlier this
December 14, 2013 in the Warren of Samson and Jea- faced, even though they against him years later, year. In hopes of notching
Arden Courts of Wintet nette Averett of Chancellor; had since been disproved. Birge was able to imme- up the service and making
Springs Facility. godparents, uncle and When asked, about those diately turn his computer sure that its fire stations
She was born on April 10, aunt, Derek and Becki War1939 in Malone, Florida ren of Samson; siblings, issues Tuesday Birge was. over to investigators with are established in the
where she was raised until Corey and Crystal Suther- willing to clear the air in no doubts as to what the best places for maximum
she was married then mov- land of Samson, Alex Su- the public forum as well. record would show. He coverage, commissioning to Orlando, Mrs. Faulk therland of Charlotte, NC, First, he said, someone said he breathed many ers hired a consultant to
was of the Baptist Faith Ashley and Robin Powell, sent commissioners in "thank you" whispers as evaluate the service. Jltiand was a retired invest- 0 Mallory and Phillip Mixon Collier County an anony- he thought of his old chief mately, the county wants
ment banker with Wells all of Chancellor; nieces mous letter accusing him during those difficult days. to see an improved fire
Fargo. Her family and her and nephews: Gracie, of having pornography. Now firmly entrenched rating, which can affect
job were her greatest ach- WCorbin and Jeb Sutherland, on his computer at work. in the local firefighting property owners' insurievements. A full-scale investigation community, Birge passes dance premiums.
Meretta was preceded in of Geneva, Alabama (a stu- 'Emily and Ashley Powell, in estigation o m nt Birge pase ac premiums.
death by her husband of 50 dent at Auburn University) and Ava Mixon; special into that matter was con- on his mentor's wisdom Birge said he stands eadevthyerettueeaaukfe passed away Sunday, De- cousins: Jessie and Derek ducted, Birge said, with in going by the book as ger to talk with civic clubs years Ever Lee axter cember 15, 20 3. He was Allen Warren; other ex- all departmental comput- he teaches fire-training and other organizations
parents Homer Lee Baxter 21. tended family and a host of ers scrutinized. The only courses at Chipola Col- about the issues surandWmuanita Cloud Baxter Funeral services will be friends, things revealed in that lege and Washington Hol- rounding what may prove
obxer. he irveDam- 3:00 p.m. Thursday, De- Serving as active probe were six images on mes Vocational Technical to be a controversial decion Baxter. She is survived 'cember 19, 2013, in the pallbearers will be Christo- someone else's computer Center. siori-making process for
y hden o Lates ea Samson First Baptist pher Brooks, Jonathan that had been imported Birge hopes to bring all the county if the proposal Kay Rhoden of Lake Mary, Church with Rev. Sam Brooks, Benjamin o it ge an ri
Fraet Io atandCro Totten and Rev. Donnie McQueen, Jake Fain, Ryan onto it five years before, his knowledge and experi- goes forward. "I know rdaearl o an Doe Mcluen, Jen Feaid, Ran Birge ever came on the ence'about administrative I'm like everybody else;
Blrabssers o Mtandoh Earles officiating. Tate will Spann, Brent Beagles, Aarers, Pat Gurley of. Ander- be entombed in the Travel- on Byrd, Brad Home, Quan job, he said. The material, and firefighting challenges something that's going to ers Rest Cemetery in Sam- Tolbert and Jordan Bailey. Birge said, had sat unac- to the table for the benefit maybe take a few more son, SC, Rosilind Williams son, Alabama with Sorrells Honorary pallbearers w cessed for several of the of the Jackson County fire dollars out of my pocket, of Houton, Lamond Funeral Home and Crema- be Jay Jones and Brothers years that passed between team he will now lead. I'm going to resist that uriEdgecuabelofdPansacolaftory directing. The family of Beta Theta Phi. it being imported and be- Mdrianna Fire ChiefNik- less .I see that it's the best Florida, Alyndia Becker of will receive friends at the ing discovered. The em- ki Lovett said he has often interest," Birge said. "I just
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, church on Thursday beginand Anita Norris c hof n n T3p.d con- ployee it was traced to was benefited from Birge's ex- want to be available to
Bainbridge, Georgia, grand ning at 1:30 p.m. and con- i disciplined, Birge said. perience. Lovett said'that, help share information so
children; John Everett Flowers will be accepted Another allegation sug- especially in the early days that people will have what
Rhoden of Orlando, Crystal or memorials may be made gested that Birge had used of his own administration' they need to know to form
Hoberg of Lake Mary, Flor- to the Benefit Fund of John Artistic Designs Unlimited Inc. departmental money in- he pften consulted Birge an educated opinion." ida and Baxter Bramblett of Dylan Ingram and Family, Your Local Florist ani Gifts appropriately. That accu- when it.came to situations As for the controversy Maitlandland great grand- c/o Samson Banking CoM- 2911 Jefferson St. Marianna sation was also thorough- that required careful con- that he faced down state, and Ashlyn Hoberg. pany, 2 West Main, Sam- 850-372-4456 ly looked into, he said. sideration of all the multi- Birge said he is at peace
andiAs Horg. son, AL 36477 or The Ala- The only misuse of funds' faceted factors that might with the way things
will be held at 12:00 P.M., bama Make-A-Wish Foun- Michael's Toggery discovered in that matter come into play in dealing turned out. His reputation Wednesday, December 18, dation, Funeral Appropriate Attire were traced back to some with a given matter. Lovett was cleared, ares41the felt 2013 in the Marianna Tate was born May 24, 2878 Jefferson St. Marianna governmental officials, said Bire freely shared his was of utmost importance
1992, in Houston County, 850-482-8647. oenetl ofcas adBrefel hrdhswso totiprac
not himself, Birge said. experience in dealing with in the investigations that
He and six other fire- the attendant issues that took place. And he's back
fighters were' dismissed can arise in administer- in the county where he'd
around the same time in ing a fire service. He said always hoped to, return,
Florida city assesses and community outreach 10 Injured In Hialeah Collier County, with com- hates to lose Birge but is he said.
tornado damage organizations have been bus crash with SUV
working to clear debris,
PALM COAST- A stretch tarps over miss- HIALEAH- Authorities l e time we went down to the and-with it being severe
central Florida city has ing roofs and assess the say 10 people ae injured u weight room'to work out, injuries and not knowing
declared a state of local damage. after a small bus collided heweightlroom twrk out, injure an tkowing
emergency in the wake of Palm Coast city spokes- with an SUV in Hialeah. From Page lAing for us." Not knowing. is the worst
a tornado that destroyed woman Cindi Lane tells The crash happened their dream of playing col- "It was the, same with part."
seven homes and dam- The Daytona Beach Tuesday morning. lege football, -which Hor- Sheldon," said Calhoun, According to Melvin,
aged mo re t han 150 News-Journal that Mayor The Hialeah Fire lg otal hc o-Sedn"si ahu, Acrigt evn
nets coach Mike Melvin who played both football Jackson is on the fastest
others. Jon Netts on Monday Department told said came as no surprise and basketball with Vann, track. to recovery, with
The National Weather declared a "state of local WTVJ-TV that one person to him. Walker and Jackson. "He Vann's and Walker's longService says the EF-1 emergency. was taken to a nearby 'All three had set a goal was always determined to term prognosis less clear
tornado that hit Palm Lane says that means trauma center. That to get to college and all. do whatever it takes to be thoughneither's life is conCoast on Saturday night the city may apply for person's condition was three achieved that and successful." sidered to be in jeopardy.
had wind speeds ranging state and federal aid. It not immediately available, they were all working Vann, Jackson and Walk- The latter is what Melvin from86 mphto 110 also meansthe citycan The other injuries were hard to fulfill their er all found the success said that he and all thQse
mph. No injuries were expedite permitting and minor. dreams. That's the kind of they were looking for by who care for the three
reported. debris removal and in- Hialeah Police are kids they. are," the coach getting college scholarship should be most grateful
Tree cutters, homeown-, crease the number of trash investigating the crash. said: "They talked to (this offers to play at Webbex for.
ers, insurance companies pickups. From wire reports year's team) about being where Jackson played in 'Any time you see your
__ .. ...... .. ...___ focused and how if you four games as a freshman kids and I call them
wanted to achieve some- and recorded five tackles, my kids because they
R o their curiosity, empower them to think thing, you've got to set while. Vann and Walker are like my kids hurtR o m"The Ben Carson Read- big as they pursue their your eyes on it and work both redshirted. ing, it's tough, but on" the
From Page lA ing Room at Jackson Alter- academic goals and ca- towards it because noth:. But just makingthe jump other side of it,. they're
certainly be able to reach native School is going to reer dreams. Our school ,is ing is going to be given to to college football from a still with us," he said. "So their goals and achieve give our students reading very blessed to be the ben- .you. You'ye got to work for low 'classification school if there's, any comfort,. their dreams." opportunities ,that they eficiary of such a generous it." .like Ccttondale was proof that's the comfort. They've
The Ben Carson Reading otherwise would not have," gift that has enabled us to: Thle leadership void left to the younger Hornets got a long rectvery ahead Room at Jackson Alterna- said Jackson Alternative create an inviting atmo- behind 'after their gradu- players thoat they could do of them, but they're still tive School is designed School Principal Phyllis sphere filled with a variety ation was filled by a pair the same, Wilson said. with .us. If there's any reto encourage students Daniels. "Undeniably, of books that will help our of seniors'in running back "Those three guys were lief, that's the relief ofal to 'discover the pleasure reading' is the window of students develop a love for Norris Calhoun, who was a big inspiration to every- of this." found' in. books and to the world and the Ben Car- reading, We' are especially the~ No. 2 runner 'behind one With going to college While thee reaction of recognize the true power son Reading Room will en- excited to be the' first Ben Vann as 'a' junior before that we could be success- former classmates and of learning. With nearly' able our students to have Carson Reading Room in leading the Hornets with fuil like them if," he said. coaches was to be expect700 books from a vani- the opportunity to travel' the' state of Florida. Not' 1,662 yards and 19 touch- "They made that goal at- ed; there has also been ety of authors, topics and anywhere and,learn about having a library at our downs in 2013, and left tamnable and realistic for support from outside the genres, Jackson Alterna- anything., school, this leading room tackle Derrick Wilsonl, us, that if we work as hard campus, with aprayer vigtive students have the op- "Developing a love for is a dream come true for who became the anchor as they did, we would be il held in their honor at the portunity to explore new reading will. improve flu- our students. This is a win- andl leader of the offensive able to do that." city park of Cottondale,' worlds and' discover ency and comprehen: win for our school, and line following Jackson's Seeing those same and some local businesses things that 'will pique sion for the reader and community." departure. friends and inspirations taking up collections to go
____________________________________________________ Wilson, who said that' now having their futures towards their treatment.
Upon learning the news put in jeopardy by an un- "Just the heartfelt out1tde ts her tickets quickly; she donation benefit for Skin- Wednesday night,. "my predictable occurrence pouring this commusold out thee first day, but 'her. The FCA students and heart dropped," 'cited such as this has been diffi- nity has' done for them From Page 1A 'many of the other mem- leaders will be asking for Jackson specifically as a 'cult, the two former team- tells you the character of
bers still have plenty left. donations for the ticket mentor to him who played mates said. those guys," Melvin said.
night of the Christmas And at the start of the' drawing, which will be a big role in his, develop- '"I just couldn't believe "You can't really just put Shootout, a holiday bas- tournament, a different held at halftime of the 8 ment as aplayer., that this happened to into words, how good ketball event which begins group of students is offer- p.m. Marianna vs. Ft. Wal-. "I looked to Eli as inspi- people who are like broth- of young men they are. Thursday and concludes ing another way to help ton Beach men's basket- ration to play hard and ers to me," Calhoun said. They're special kids and on Saturday night, Dec. 21, Skinner and win. somie- ball game that evening, stay motivated eveiyr day," "..They're like my only they're on the path to bein the school gymnasium. thing, too. Tickets for both opportu- he said. "H-e instilled in 'brothers. I'm just hoping coming successful men. I
NHS member Brianna On Thursday, Dec. 19, nities will be available dur- me cofifidence and taught for the best." hope for the~r recovery as
~Granberry said the tickets when the tournament ing the tournament prior me how to be a leader Said Wilson: "You nev- soon as possible so they will likely be drawn during opens, the Marianna 'to the respective drawings, With Eli, he was always so er think something like can continue living their the last game that night, High School Fellowship and from members of the hardworking. He would that is going to happen dreams. It just might be a which begins at 8 p.m. She of Christian Athletes is groups in the days leading have a goal and do what- to people you know and different dream than they
said students snapped up having a 50 /50 ticket sales up to the tournament., ever it took to reach it. Any haye worked with so long, had before."
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complaints about slicing GOP senatorial campaign that will represent the The Human. Rights
into military retirement committee, said he doubt- U.S. next year at opening. Campaign, one of the
benefits THEASSOCIATEDPRESS ed the legislation would and closing ceremonies groups that wrote the
The measure is expected Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., (center) figure prominently in any for the Winter Olympics White House last month to clear the Senate and accompanied by (from left) Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Republican primaries next in Sochi, sending a clear asking Obama to include go to President Barack John Barrasso, R1-4y., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn year. "My analysis of this signal to Russia about gays and lesbians in the Obama for his signature of Texas, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, issue is that it can be seen its treatment of gays and delegation, applauded on Wednesday, marking a Tuesday, Dec. 17, following a Republican policy luncheon. either way," he said. lesbians. the unveiling of the delmodest. accomplishment Among the savings em- Tennis champion Bil- egation Tuesday.
at the end of a year punc- lenge for re-election, was tagon in January and bedded in the legislation lie Jean King will join the "It's a positive sign to tuated by a partial govern- the only senator to switch with the knowledge that are an increase in the air- U.S. delegation to the see openly gay represenment shutdown, a near- sides. the retirement provision line ticket tax to pay for opening ceremony, while tatives in the delegation,"
default bythe U.S. Treasury "How could any con- could be changed before it airport security, higher fees Caitlin Cahow, a women. said spokesman Michael and congressional gridlock mander in chief sign a took effect. on corporations whose ice hockey player and Cole-Schwartz. "Hopeon issues ranging from im- bill that does this," said All three voted against pensions' are guaranteed Olympic. medalist, will fully it sends a message migration to gun control. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R- advancing the bill, but by the government, an ex- represent the U.S. at the to the Russian people and "This bipartisan bill S.C,, who faces a primary Republicans who were on tension of.existing cuts in closing ceremony. Both the rest of the world that takes fhe first steps to- challenge. back home in the other side said they, payments to Medicare pro- athletes have identi- the United States values ward rebuilding our bro- 2014. He did not mention. too, were expecting law- viders and a requirement fled publicly as part the civil and human rights ken budget process. And, that the legislation drew makers to reconsider the for future federal workers of the lesbian, gay, of LGBT people." hopefully, toward rebuild- overwhelming support retirement action in 2014. to pay more toward their bisexual and transgender On other fronts, the ing our broken Congress," from House Republicans "That gives some of us own pension costs. community. 2014 delegation appears
said Sen. Patty Murray, only last week, including some comfort," said Sep. The one provision be- White House spokes- to be a step back from
D-Wash., who negotiated Speaker John Boehner, R- Rob Portman, R-Ohio, one latedly causing political man Shin Inouye -said. previous years, when the the compromise with Rep. Ohio, and the rest of the of 12 GOP senators to side heartburn would hold that the delegation'rep- U.S. sent top-level adminPaul Ryan, R-Wis. The first leadership. with all 53 Democrats and down cost-of-living in- resents the diversity that istration officials to repremajor test of that is likely The provision related to two independents in vot- creases in benefits that go is the United States" and sent the U.S. at the Olymto come in February, when military retirement was ing to ease. the measure to military retirees until, that Obama was proud to pic ceremonies. First lady Congress faces a vote to a relatively small part of over a 60-vote threshold. age 62. Inreases would cheer America's athletes Michelle Obama led the raise the government's legislation that itself was It had been clear for sev- be held to one percent- on at the 2014 Olympic delegation to the Londebt limit, born of less-than-lofty eral days that the overall age point below the rato Games. don Games in 2012, while
Tuesday's vote to send ambitions. measure was headed for of inflation beginning in "He knows they will Vice President Joe Biden
the measure toward final Rather than reaching for Senate passage, particu- December 2015. The total showcase to the word headed the effort in 2010 approval was 67-33. But a so-called grand bargain larly after the Republi- estimated savings, $6.3 bil- the best of America inVancouver. even as it was advanc- to reduce long-term defi- can-controlled House had lion, was less than 10 per- diversity, determination Obama's schedule will ing, Republicans vowed cits,'lawmakers decided to voted overwhelmingly last cent of the overall amount and teamwork," Inouye not permit'him to attend that the requirement 'for reduce across-the-board week to approve it. in the legislation. said. the games in Sochi in Febcurtailing the growth in cuts already scheduled to The political pressure But it was aimed at one of The decision follows a ruary, the White House cost-of-liting benefits for take effect, restoring about on the GOP. leadership the most politically potent public campaign by gay said. military retirees under age $63 billion over two years. there had been to dem- groups in the country, and rights groups to urge the In Sochi, former Home62 wouldn't long survive. The legislation includes onstrate an ability to gov- veterans organizations and White House to',include land Security Secretary. The Democratic chair- a projected $85 billion in ern effectively and begin their allies in Congress re- gays, lesbians and their Janet Napolitano will man of the Senate Armed savings elsewhere in the to dissipate some of the sponded particularly af- supporters in the delega- lead the delegation to the Services Comfittee, Sen. budget. fallout from last October's ter officials confirmed that tion in hopes of drawing opening ceremony.
Carl Levin of Michigan, Because spending would 17-day partial government the curtailment would ap- attention to Russia's na- At the closing ceremony, has said the panel will rise immediately but many shutdown. ply to the retirement ben- tional 'laws banning "gay Deputy Secretary of State,
review the change, esti- of the savings would take That concern was less of efits of veterans who leave propaganda." Those laws Bill Burns will lead the mated t9 trim some $6.3 place later in the deadd, a factor among Senate Re- the service on disability and the broader-issue of elegatlhw) billion in benefits, early deficits would increase as publicans, who are in the At, a news conference, next year. a result of the measure for, minority, Several face tea Ayotte, Graham and Sen.
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IVMarianna High School Basketball

County teams set for Christmas Shootout

BYDUSTIN KENT three boys games: Crest- only Thursday's matchup a very talented Bay High view vs. Arnold at 4 p.m., with Fort Walton Beach team that was 5-2 ahead Sneads vs. Bay at 6 p.m., will be at the Christmas of its Tuesday night game Jackson County boys and and Cottonrdale vs. Ruther- Shootout.. against Choctawhatchee
girls basketball teams will ford at 8 p.m. MHS will spend Friday with lose losses to Maribe in action this weekend Cottondale boys come in and Saturday at the Capi- annaand LeoIn. attheMariannaPre-Christ- with a 5-4 record and win- tal City Classic at the Eagle The Lady Pirates have mas Shootout at Marianna ners of three straight games Dome in Tallahassee, fac- found victories much High School, which begins with victories over Blount- ing Florida High on Friday easier to come by than the Thursdaywith three games stown, Vernon and Sneads, and Chiles on Saturday. boys, heading into Tuesday starting with a 4 p.m. girls while Port St. Joe was 5-3 Malone boys come in night's game against Wematchup between Marl- going into Tuesday night's with a 9-2 record follow- wahitchka at 6-2 and 4-0 in anna and Sneads. home game against the ing back to back road wins district play.
The boys take over for Bozeman Bucks, and Ruth- over Poplar Springs and They'll open the action the final two games, with erford was 8-2 ahead of its Graceville. Thursday against a MarlMalone facing Port St. Joe Tuesday night road contest The Tigers' two losses this anna girls team that has at 6 p.m. and Marianna against Gulf Breeze. season have come to Mari- been struggling this seavs. Fort Walton Beach at 8 The Hornets have won anna at Chipola College son, starting out 2-8 with p.m. five of their last six games on Nov. 26 and at home wins over Cottondale and.
On Friday, it's only boys after starting the season Dec. 9 against the Paxton Pensacola Catholic and action, with Sneads play- 0-3. Bobcats. currently losers of three
ing Thomas County (Ga.) Marianna's boys have yet The Sneads boys haven't straight. at 4 p.m., Cottondale vs. to lose this season, coming had as much early-season Malone's girls were 9-3 Port St. Joe at 6 p.m., and in at 9-0 following a huge success as their county going into Tuesday's home Malone vs. Fort Walton district road victory over counterparts and are still matchup with Holmnes PHOTOBYHALEYBOGGS
Beach at 8 p.m. Pensacola Catholic to end searching for their first vic- County and were winners Sneads' Darius Williams, left,' guards Cottondale's Tristan
Saturday's final day be- last week. tory after an 0-7 start. of eight straight games Braxton during a game last week at Cottondale High School.
gins with a 2 p.m. girls The Bulldogs will play They'll try to get in the before that streak was Both the Pirates and Hornets will compete in this weekend's matchup between Sneads three games in three days win column against a 2-4 snapped by Poplar Springs Marianna Pre-Christmas Shootout at Marianna High School, and Malone, followed by to end the week, though Thomas County squad and on Dec. 10. along with Malone and Marianna.


GHS girls

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The Graceville Lady Tigers dropped their second straight road game Monday night in Dothan, falling to the Rehobeth Rebels (Ala.) 40-33.
GHS was'coming off of a 56-41 loss to Houston Academy (Ala.) last week and couldn't have had a much worse start to Monday's action, falling behind 16-2 to start the game.
The Lady Tigers settled down and prevented the deficit from growing any larger and trailed 25-11 at the halftime break before storming back in the third quarter with an 11-1 run.
Rehobeth's lead was down to four'at 29-25 going into the fourth period, -and DEBORAH BUCKIALTER/FLORIDAN Graceville trailed by just two-35-33 with 1:12 remaining in the game.
ackson County Commissioners on Tuesday recognized the Sneads High School vol- The LadyTigers came up with steals
leyball team, presenting a proclamation to the team and theircoach, Sheila Roberts, on their next two defensive possessions, leyball team, presenting a proclamation to the team and their coach, Sheila Roberts, but unfortunately gave it right back each in recognition of their state championship title. time with turnovers of their own.


IVHS Wrestling IMS Soccer

MHS soccer

teams split

Floridan Correspondent

The Marianna High School girls soccer team is having a banner year, picking up its eighth win
of the season
Friday night
with a 4-0
victory, over
Freeport before injuries
The Marianna Bulldogs wrestling team: Front row Stat Girl Destiny Combs, Devin Combs, Chris Warf, Christian Mclntire, Marquette Roulhac, Lady Bulldogs and they fell 8-0 Monday Trpvon Johnson. Middle row: coach'Bobby Stewart, AJ Ward, Jameson Maddox, Ben Byrd, coach Ron Thoreson. Back row: Greg Screen, Max night against Walton. Martinez, Richard Davis, and coach Shannon Maddox. In Friday's home win, Valerie Sims kept
the opposition at bay and the offense went to work, with Lexie Basford scoring first on an assist by Taniyah Robinson before Basford moved to the assist posiSUBMITTEDPHOTO tion and Canada scored to make it 2-0. Wrestlers wh placed i Basford and Robinson tag-teamed atrCatlswplad again with Robinson assisting Basford at Capital City Clas- for the second time and Basford finding sic: Trevon Johnson tebc ftent
I(fifth, 170 pounds), the back of the net.
Devin Combs (third, The final goal came off the foot of Rob152 pounds), Chris inson on an assist by Basford. Warf (third, 138 Sims tallied two saves on the night, alpounds), Marquette lowing no goals. Roulhac (fourth, 182 Reagan Oliver was sidelined for Mortpounds), and in front day's game due to a concussion suffered Greg Screen (fourth, on Thursday evening, and her absence 220 pounds). along with that of Sims, who was injured
midway through the first half of Monday's game, took its toll on MHS.

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Junior Tackle Football Sports Briefs
Hih DSchool Boys sic with games against first night of the MariCentral Georgia Tech ard anna Christmas Shootout
ikngs beat LD dolphins Ba l USC-Salkehatchie. on Thursday
Thursday- Malone vs. The FCA students and
Port St. Joe at Marianna Chipola Women's leaders will be asking for
High School, 6 p.m.; Fort Basketball donations for a 50/50
Walton Beach at Man- ticket sale to be drawn
anna, 8 p.m. The Lady Indians at halftime of the MarlFriday- Sneads vs. are back in action this anna vs. Ft. Walton Beach Thomas County at Mar- weekend when they head boys' basketball game
rer se a so n anna High School, 4 p.m.; to Lake Worth to play that begins at 8 pm.on
Cottondale vs. Port St. Joe Wake Tech on Thursday, Thursday night. at Marianna High School, Patrick Henry on Friday, The proceeds will go toBY SHELIA MADER by Markervian Johnson to with Bozeman recovering 6 p.m.; Malone vs. Fort and Palm Beach State on wards Mr. Skinner's needs Floridan Correspondent tie the game, with that score a fumble and taking it 40 Walton Beach at Marian- Saturday. during this crucial time in
The regular season for holding until halftime. yards for a touchdown and 'na High School, 8p.m. his life.
junior tackle football came But the Vikings, pulled Jaxson Beach passing to Saturday- Crestview vs. Marianna Christmas We are asking that to a close Monday night away in the third quarter Johnson for the two-point Arnold at Marianna High Shootout anyone willing to doat Optimist Park, with the beginning with a 32-yard conversion. School, 4 p.m.; Sneads nate on that night at the
Vikings finishing with a run touchdown run by The playoffs are sched- vs. Bay High at Marianna Marianna High School game please see an FCA perfect 5-0 record after Johnson, with Tristan Boz- uled to begin Thursday. High School, 6 p.m.; Cot- will play host to a Christ- member at the table in their 30-6 win over -the eman converting for the The Vikings and the Cow- tondale vs. Rutherford at mas tournament Dec. the front lobby or anyone Dolphins. two-point play. boys will face off. While the Marianna High School, .19-21 featuring Sneads, walking through the
The Vikings struck first Joey Myhill made it a Dolphins and the Saints 8 p.m. Cottondale, Malone, stands selling ticketsdurwhen Pender John~on took two-touchdown differen- will play each other, with Crestview, Rutherford, ing the earlier games that
an 80-yard kick-off return tial when he took the ball the winners taking on each High School Girls Port St. Joe, Arnold, Bay will be played at 4 p.m. for a touchdown in the first for 45 yards and. found the other Saturday at 11 a.m. High, Fort Walton Beach, and 6 p.m. on Thursday.
quarter. endzone, and Bozeman The losers of both, games Basketball and Thomas County. We appreciate the'
The Dolphins battled again converted the two. will play each other at 11 Thursday- Sneads at Game times will be 4 community's support of 'back in the second quarter The final two scores a.m. on the new field at Marianna, 4 p.m.; Malone p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. a man that has given so and-spored on a 5-yard run came in the fourth quarter, Optimist Park. at Chipley, 5 p.m. and each night. much of his life to pho6:30 p.m. tographing our families
Friday- Marianna at FCA Mark Skinner and friends in our local
College Football Rutherford, 6 p.m. Benefit newspaper over the many
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M os Su on Carey Sneads at Marianna High The Marianna High here.
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Heisman Trophy win- leave 'for another job.
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freshman season. Heisman his coaching staff togeth- University.
finalists Andre Williams er. That possibility seems
from Boston College and much more likely since tion's top assistant coach, The No. 4 Spartans will
Northern Illinois' Jordan TEASSOCIATDPRESS defensive coordinator Pat withdrew as a candidate face No. -5 Stanford in the
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Peyton Manning says
he's not sure he's deserving -of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of
the Year honor but is glad
to-be in such elite company that includes the
likes of former Tennessee
women's basketball coach
Pat Summitt.
The Broncos quarterback was recognized at a
banquet at Sports Authority Field on Monday night.
Manning has led Denver to an 11-3 record this
THEASSOCIATEDPRESS season, his second with
A change may be in the, future for the Washington Redskins the Broncos aftei' missorganization. ing the 2011 season with
Indianapoli, because of 0
neck troubles that afSnana ian: fl fected his right triceps.
He has thrown 47 touchdown pass he h fTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
passes thoe shyign
tTom Brady's NFL season Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos is the 2013 SportsIllustrated Sportsman of the Year. record, with two games
remaining. "It's just a great way to Chris Stonei the mag- ship, I don't think you
Manning is the fourth show how grateful I am azine's managing editor, could ask for a more obThe Associated Press cuss their views about the NFL quarterback to take for all the people that have said Manning .beat out, vious example than when direction of the franchise. the honor in the past nine helped me and supported two worthy candidates in after a really tough loss ASHBURN, Va. Mike 'All we can do at the end years, following Brady in me: my family, teammates baseball: "Mariano Rivera, last January he took the
Shanahan said he has no of the season is communi- 2005, Brett Favre in 2007 and coaches on many who kind of embodies a time out to go-speak with plans to resign, then re- cate," Shanahan said. 'And and Drew Brees in 2010. different levels, college career of excellence ... and Ray Lewis," .Stone said of minded everyone that I think we have that type of LeBron James was the coaches, pro coaches and David Ortiz, what he kind Manning's visit to the Rahe might not be back as relationship where we can winner last year. teammates, and so I really of symbolized for the Red ,vens' locker room followcoach of the Washington talk and be honest to each "It means a great deal accept that on behalf of Sox toward the end of the ing Denver's double-overRedskins., othe." and for one, I really ac- them. season and how he was time loss in the playoffs.
He then cryptically of- One possibility is the cept this award on behalf "I do feel 'that my come- kind of the face of a team Stone said that gesture fered a picture of the pos- Shanahan returns with a of a lot of people that have back has inspired some that went from worst, to "alone isn't the reason we sible changes that might be new set of coordinators. helped me," Manning people. I've received let- first." chose him as Sportsman
in store if he does return. Defensive coordinator Jim said. "I realized that be- ters saying that. It's good Stone said Manning's of the Year. It's not even He dropped Gary Kubiak's Haslett could surely be on ing injured and coming to know that those people honor was in a sense a life- one of the primary reaname twice, stoking ques- the bubble, given the way back from an injury and are working harder and time achievement award. sons we chose him. But I tions that there might be a the defense has performed, playing is probably a large doing better because "If you were to ask a 7- think it speaks to the type new offensive coordinator. but a change on the other reason why I received maybe I've given them or 8-year-old kid. what's- of athlete and individual He also said that Robert side had seemed improb- this award. some hope." an example of sportsman- that Manning is."
Griffin III is "clearly" the able because the coach's starting quarterback but son, Kyle Shanahan, is the would welcome "legiti- offensive coordinator.
mate competition" from Yet Kyle Shanahan last Kirk Cousins. week sounded like someJust another day in the one pitching himself for
world of the Redskins. a new job and expressed
Shanahan said Monday annoyance that people "al-cop ti n ne ts mr
it was "accurate" that he ways put an 's' on the last doesn't plan to quit after name of the 'Shanahans"'
what will be his third losing when discussing the Red- cn season in four years. The skins, a first possible hint Redskins (3-11) have lost that the father-son experisix straight, and the coach ment had run its course. The Associated Press knowledges Monday that tons, says he expects to be ending shoulder injury. has one year remaining on Mike Shanahan gave a he hasn't lived up to his in "full competition with Smith, whose 2,642 yards
his five-year, $35 million rambling answer Monday FLORHAM PARK, N.J. own expectations during a myself and every other guy passing are a franchise contract. when asked about his co- New York Jets rookie quar- mostly rocky firstNFL sea- who's in camp." rookie record, says "we'll
However, he reiterated ordinators and mentioned terback Geno Smith an- son in which the Jets have 'Smith was in a close com- see" when asked if he has that his fate won't be deter- Kubiak, whlo was the ticipates another training gone 6-8. petitionwith MarkSanchez proven to the front ofmined until he and owner coach's longtime offensive camp competition for the The second-round draft this preseason, butbecame fice that he should be the Dan Snyder meet at the coordinator with the Den- starting job next summer. pick, who has 10 touch- the Jets' starter after San- starting quarterback next end of the season and dis- ver Broncos. The struggling Smith ac- downs and 21 intercep- chez suffered a season- season.


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QB debate over, Bears focus on playoff run

The Associated Press passes for 265 yards after made that clear early on'. open the possibility of a
missing the previous four "I stayed resolute, Ithink, comeback in the playoffs
LAKE FOREST, Ill. The games with a high left an- in that I felt it was in the 'after he was injured against
great quarterback debate kle sprain. He also validat- best interest of the team Detroit on Nov. 10 byplacin Chicago is over. Now, ed coach Marc Trestman's from the beginning to ing him on the injured rethe Bears can focus on a decision to go with him make sure that everybody serve/designated to return
bigger issue, like making even though Josh McCown knew the direction thatwe list.
the playoffs. had played so wqll in his were going to go," Trest- Tillman was eligible to
They got Jay Cutlerback absence. man said. start practicifig this. week,
from an ankle injury and "It means a lot," left tack- Cutler threw two first- but Trestman said thetwotook a step toward the post- le Jermon Bushrod said. "If half interceptions but time Pro Bowl pick is out
season with a 38-31 victory he can do that, if he can live came on strong down the for the rest out for the rest
at Cleveland on Sunday. up to his word with the way stretch, finishing with of the season.
The Bears are one game Josh was playing, then you ,three.touchdown passes to, As for .'Cutler,, Trestahead of Detroit in the. khow if he can do that and help the Bears strengthei'n man liked what he saw on
NFC North after the Lions let the quarterback know their playoffstanding. They Sunday.
lost to the Ravens on Mon- he can do it ... He was just could get another:boost "We all saw how he handay night. being.true to his team, true THE ASSOCIATED PRESS this week if star linebacker died the adversity in the
Chicago (8-6) has back- to his word. And that just In his first game back injury, Jay Cutler guided the Bears to a Lance Briggs re r from game," he said. "It didn't
to-back wins just when it means a lot to our team." victory over the Cleveland Browns. his fractured shoulder. start ouit Wellfor. him.%.
looked as if it was drop- Trestman had said for Trestman said the Bears I'm sure the way his teamping out of contention. weeks that the job was and Cutler even acknowl- to make sure they were on will make a decision on mates rallied around him They Bears are in a better Cutler's when he was ready edged after the game that boardwith him playing. Friday. not just the offensive
spot now as Jhey get ready to return. he was feeling some ex- Trestman was adamant, : He also said toq forget side', the entire team ralto visit Philadelphia this Even so, there was plenty tra pressure. He talked to and he saw no need to take about cornerback Charles lied around him. It wasnt weekend. of debate leading up to the Brandon Marshall and the 'temperature 'ofthe: Tillman returning .in,. the a good start~we all know
Cutler overcame a shaky game. Matt Forte and the leaders locker room. Ini is mind, playoffs. Tillmani tore his that. 'The team continued
start ag'ai st the Browns There were reports of di- on the offensive line in Ro- playing'Cutlerwasthe right triceps against Detroit on to move forward and play
while comp etng 22 of 31 vision in the locker room, berto Garza and Bushrod decision period. And he Nov. 10 and the Bears left :hard."

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most lopsided of the seaTHE ASSOCIATEDPRE SS son for the Oakland RaidMatt Flynn (10) has the Packers in good'position to make a postseason run with two games ers but was possibly the
remaining. most distressing.
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day after matching the their, final two games at sity that just seemed like Reggie McKenzie.
greatest come-from-be- 7-6-1. it would not end, (have) "We're not in the blame TEASOCIATDPRESS
hind victory in their 93- They'll face Pittsburgh had some calls that didn't game. We're not in the Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin shows his disbelief during
year history, the Green Bay next Sunday at Lambeau go our way that frankly pointing fingers game. the loss to Kansas City Sunday.
Packers' focus is on anoth- Field before the regular- probably should have, That's for everybody else to
er comeback: A late-sea- season finale at Chicago and just to keep battling, do," Allen said Monday. of late have been on a de- big gains.
son rally that will extend on Dec. 29. it's something that we can ""Our job is to come fense that was the strength Charles scored on three
their streak of consecutive Their playoff formula is draw from, it's. something together as a group, of this team the first half of screen passes that covered postseason berths to five. simple in the three-team that we will build on," coaches and players. the season. 49, 39 and 16 yards to go
But whether they'll have NFC North division race said Packers coach Mike "We're in the solution busi- The Raiders allowed along with a 71-yard score
quarterback Aaron Rodg- with the Bears,. who are McCarthy, whose team is ness, not in the creating the most points in fran- on a downfield pass. That ers for thefinaltwo games 8-6 after Sunday's victory the only oneIn the NFC: problem business. And chise history to the Chiefs was part of a 195-yard reof the regAar season re- at.Cleveland, and thdDe ohave~ideV -th l ay-. that's what we've got to go with much of the dam- ceiving day that was the mains unc a. troit Lions, who are 7-7 offs each f'th~ past fo,,i work to do." age coming on short best for a running back in
After erasing a 23-point after Monday nights. loss seasons, The biggest proa... passes that turned into 14 yeags.

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spllt take on Catholic. and recorded eight saves.
In boys action, the Bull- With the game tied at From Page 1B dogs fell to Freeport 2-0 on one, it was leading scorer
Friday night, but suffered John Meltzer who came Before exiting the game, a bigger loss when starter through with less than a Sims recorded 11 saves, Nic Helms went down with minute left in the game but it was all South Walton a knee injury. He will be to secure the win for the from start to finish. sidelined until January. Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs are The Bulldogs got back in Adan Santana picked the now 8-3 on the season and the win column Monday" first goal for Marianna in were scheduled to play evening at home with a 2-1 the first half of play. Malone on Tuesday night win ov&i South Walton. The Bulldogs are now 6in Malone before traveling Austin Nelson continued 2-2 on the season.

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LeBron James did not practice Tuesday, and his status for tonight's game against Indiana is 1

James misses practice

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he would not be in the night. .
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ankle, leavinghisavailabil- "I've had extreme to not treatment, lot of rest, see ity for Tonight's matchup so extreme," James said. howhe feels." against the Eastern Con- "We've been through this. James is averaging 25.3 ference-leading Indiana and we know how to at- points, 6.8 rebounds and Pacers in some doubt. tack it." 6.5 assists and has apJames got hurt during James rolled the ankle peared in all 24 Heat Monday's win over Utah. inward while dribbling games this season. He was able to finish that late in the third quarter The Heat will enter game, though woke up against the Jazz. He re- Wednesday two games
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make sense. This is the "I was asleep," he said. sort of thing should never e forced on someone,
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Life Management Center mats, and ice cold air conditioning. 18" alloy FOR JUNK VEHICLES
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The Associated Press $11 million to $12 million 56 doubles. in just 17 games due seafor benefits. His injury problems start- son-ending hip surgery
NEW YORK The New NewYorkwouldgainflex- ed the following year, when in August, and he had anYork Yankees agreed to a ibility if Alex Rodriguez is he missed most of spring other operation for a sports $2 million, one-year con- suspended for most of the training with a hemi- hernia in December. tract with second base- season, relieving the team ated disk in his back, then His total of 77 games last man Brian Roberts and a of a large percentage of his strained an abdominal season was his highest in $7 million, two-year deal $25 million salary. muscle in the.fourth game, four years, and he hit .249 with left-hander Matt An All-Star in 2005 and of the season while stealing with eight homers and 39 Thornton, according to a 2007, the 36-year-old Rob- second base againstToron- RBIs. person familiar with the erts had spent his entire 13- to on April 9. Hei strained his right negotiations. year major league career -Roberts came down with hamstring while stealing.
The person spoke to The with Baltimor .'He has not. pneumonia and didn't re- second base in Baltimore's Associated Press on condi- played a full season since turn until July 23. Then he third game of the season tioii of anonymity Tuesday 2009 becaUse of injuries, missed the final six games on April 4 and was sidebecause the agreements are Roberts is arhongthe op, of the season after sustain- lined until June 30. contingent on physicals. tions at second base to re- ing a concussion when he Thornton, 37, replaces When the. agreements place Robinson Cano, who knocked himself on the Boone Logan, who left for are completed,. along with left the Yankees for a $240 batting helmet with 'his a $16.5 million, three-year a pending three-year deal million, 10-year contract bat after striking out in the contract with Colorado. A with outfielder Carlos, tel- with Seattle. Kelly Johnson, ninth inning at Tampa Bay 10-year big league veteran, tran, theYankees' projected signed to a $3 million deal, that Sept. 27. Thornton was 0-4 with a' luxury tax payroll for 2014 is another possibility. Roberts had another con- 3.74 ERAin60 relief appearwill rise to $177.7 million. Roberts signed a $48 mil- cussion while sliding into ances this year for the ChiThat's about the maximum lion, five-year contract be- first 'base against Boston cagoWhite SoxandBoston, if the team wants to remain fore the 2009 season, then on May 16,2011, and didn't which acquired him in July THE ASOCIATED PRESS
under the $189 :million, hit .283 with.16 homers, 79 return until June 12.the fol- for minor league outfielder Brian Roberts has spent his entire career (13 years) with threshold, which includes RBIs and a big league-high lowing year. He appeared Brandon Jacobs. Baltimore.

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