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County delays start of new sick leave policy
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER They voted to have the policy take Under the new buyback program, email@example.com effect on Jan. 1, 2014. But some de- departing employees will get paid
partments were not immediately for just 25 percent of their accruedCHOOL AGAIN Longtime Jackson County em- notified of the change. sick leave, which rolls over year-to- OGaRkATULATIONS AN i
ployees who considered their po- When that was brought to the at- year, up to 480 hours. Anything be- TIAR eTALL SHOOTOUT
tential sick leave buyout as a small tention of the board on Tuesday, yond that will be lost. 18 S T A O3TPT
oft., 27TH& 2t8TR STARTS AT 1-3 P
nest eggin retirement may have to and commissions voted to change Under the old policy which will MDEC RIS MAS 4 HAPPY NEW yEAR rethink that item in their personal the start date of the policy. It will stayineffectthroughtheendofMay N
budgets, but they're getting some now go into effect on June 1, 2014, retiring or other voluntarily deextra time to mull it over. giving employees an opportunity to parting employees are paid varying Earlier this year, Jackson County potentially use some of the built-up percentage of their accrued time on Commissioners decided to aban- time they would otherwise lose on a scale based on years of service. SUBMTED PHOrO/LARRYMOORE
don their own sick time buyback retirement or other voluntary sepa- A sign outside Graceville High School shares news of an A
plan and adopt the state's policy ration from service. See LEAVE, Page 7A grade earned from the Florida Department of Education,
-__ _ _Wednesday, Dec.18.
TOYSTOR get their report card:
2A's, 2B's andaC
BY ANGIE COOK dropped from a B to a C.
firstname.lastname@example.org GHS Principal Larry County education of- Moore said the news of that ficials got an early Christ- school'sAwaswellreceived mas present this year in the on campus Wednesday. form of a good report card "I tell you what, we have for some of its schools. some excited teachers -With five high schools and students."
receiving grades from the Moore got a tip about the Florida Department of news from Superintendent Education, Jackson Coun- Steve Benton -the night
ty School Board officials before and started spreadare pleased with the pre- ing the word amongst his
liminary results. Student faculty. Reached by phone Services Director Shirl Wednesday, Moore was Williams summed up the quick to share the credit sentiment: with the previous adminis"In our entire district, tration and current faculty we only had one C and and staff.
that's phenomenal." "I started in July," he
DOE issued grades for said, "and I've just been rehigh schools across the -allyimpressed in thattime state 'on Wednesday. in about how consdc entious Jackson County, Graceville our teachers are."
and Sneads high schools Former GHS Principal PHOTOSBYDEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN moved from a B to an A; Chris Franklin, who now isa Padgett (left) Leann Frestick, Voncille Williams and Dr. Michael Bennett Marianna and Malone high works at Riverside Elemenshow off the toys that patients of Bennett and Dr. Daniel Bontrager of Mariana schools held onto the B's tary School, was one of the
they received in 2012; and
Health and Wellness donated to the Jackson County Christmas Fund this sea- Cottondale Higi School See GRADES, Page 7A
son. Williams, a representative of the Fund, delivered the toys to a distribution point Tuesday.
ackson County Sheriff Nearly half of Florida
Lou Roberts, (right). loads an armful of toys igh schools given
into abagWednesdaywith an A grade
the help of JCSOinvestigator Jason McAlpin. The TheAssociatedPress Education show an inplaythings were collected crease in the number
in a Toyp for Tots drive put TALLAHASSEE of A-graded schools for
oNearly half of Florida' the 2012-13 school year. on by the U.S. Marine Corp high schools received A total of 49 percent of
-Reserve, with contributors an A grade for the past high schools notched a
dropping off their dona- school year despite top grade, while anothdropping off r dditional changes to er 33 percent were given
tions at participating busi- the state's contentious a, B. Elementary and
less locations across the grading formula. 'middle school grades
cThe grades released were announced last cWednesday by the
Florida Department of See SCHOOLS, Page7A ,
Two charged in Holmes burglary Pilot dies in Bay
Mel Rlso accused=and from a witnes there, methamphetamine, drug crash
Men' also accused deputies were able to get paraphernalia, scales C lnelu c
Of drug-related a description of a vehicle and baggies during the
offenses .that was suspected of incident,
having been used in the Deputies then went to From staff report Creek airstrip.
From staffreport burglary. Shelton's property, and re- BCSO reports that perWhen deputies caught covered a large amount of The pilot of a small air- sonnel from Tyndall Air A Bonifay man and a Shelton Gillis up with the vehicle, they the stolen property there. craft died after the plane Force Base contacted them
resident of Milton were saw someone inside it Both men remained in crashed early Wednesday at7:23a.m.Wednesdaysayarrested in Holmes dential burglary in the throw 'a 'bag out the pas- the Holmes County Jail in a heavily wooded area ing that they were in radio County this week on bur- Dogwood Lakes coin- senger side window. The awaiting first appearance' near Sandy Creek Air Park, contact with a pilot from glary, grand theft and munity told officers that vehicle was stopped, as of Tuesday evening. In according to the Bay Coun- a small aircraft that had drug-related charges after the wheels had seized up and deputies identi- addition to the' burglary ty Sheriff's Office. lost engine power. Tyndall a drag marks for a set of on a boat trailerithat was fled the driver as Jona- and grand theft charges, Larry Eli Caison, 52, of lost radio contact with the seized-up trailer wheels stolen from him. The drag than Lee Shelton, 26, of the men are also charged Destin died when a Ray- aircraft, and dispatched helped lead officers to marks that it left led of- 'Bonifay. The passenger with drug possession theon G-36 single-engine an aircraft that located their capture. ficers to some property in was identified as Victor and possession of drug aircraft crashed about
The victim of a resi- the Gritney community, Gillis. Deputies found paraphernalia., a mile east of the Sandy See PILOT, Page 7A
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F L O R3~I1IDA~iN THURSDAY, DEC. 19 ))Alcohoics Anonymous Open Meeting 8 to ') Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting -8
Publisher Valer'ia Roberts ))International Chat 'n' Sip 8:30-10 a.m. at the 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist to 9 p.m. in tIhe.AA room of First Uinited Methodist
email@example.com Jackson County Public Library 2929 Green St. in Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in MJrianna. Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna. '
Marina. Learning Center staff and their interCirculation Manager- Dena Oberski national English !earners invite the public for the FRIDAY DEC. 20 -,TUESDAY, DEC. 24
firstname.lastname@example.org exchange.of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed. }} ooks and Needles -10 a.m. at the Jackson D).Sewing Circle -1 p.rn;,at Jackson County Senior
environment. Lightrefreshments served. No charge County Public Libr~ary, Marianna Branch.. New and Citizens, 2931 Optimist Dri'.'e in Mariannha. Call
CONTACT US Call 482-9124. experienced hand ci-ters welcome to create, 482-5028..
a Caregiver Support Group Meeting -11a.m. share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482. AnonymousClosed
Telephone: 850-526-3614. to noon in the First Presbyterian Church Social 9631. chlisMein t
F A X : 8 0 4 8 2 4 4 7 8 all, 4 3 7 C i n t o n t., M ri a n n O p e t o a l ~ S n t apCl u s w i l b eenA9 p m .oin t h e A A r o o m f UFir t eUn i e d tM e h o d is arfamily Greenwood-3 p.m. to 5 ft Church,2901 Caldonia St. in Marianna.
Email: email@example.com caregivers providing care to loved ones or friends, p.atPpesutBnkEeroeivtdyugi S.A eThfttre-9ar.Oil..S.
StretAdres:Conselor Crofe, wiiaterb lightesinac .and older. Photos with Santa will be available or Anne's CatholicChurch, 3009 5th St., Maianna.
group coneo.Cfewtr ih ncsbring your own camera. Call 482-3734.
4403 Constitution Lane provided. ChsClb-pm.t8pm.FrtUie
Marianna, FL 32448 CesCu ~.t ~.FrtUie
Oak Restarant U.S.c 90u Ming arianna The Cthodist Church on Clinton St. in Marianna. .WDEDY E.2
Ofic Hur: as esauanU.. 0 n arana Te CCs Sponsored by Marianna Optimnist Club for students ."WDEDY E.2
Weekdays, 8a.m. to 5-p.m. focus is the local community, "Community, Chiildren' for students 8 to 18 years of age in Jackson County. )) Alcoholics Anonymous' Open Meeting.- Noon
& Character" Call 526-3142. All students and their parents are welcome. Players to 1 p.m. in tlhe AA room of First United Methodist
MISS YOUR PAPER? Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at .of all skill levels including beginners are welcome. Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
You should receive our newspaper no later Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St.,.Marianna. Call 693-0473. ....., : .
Call 482-2290. '.} Celebrate Recovery -7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
tihaeen 6 am. nd noonrrv, Talruesay to St. Anne Thrift Stor Sale- 9 a.m. to 1p.m. St Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult, .'THURSDAY, DEC. 26 tio btwe~n6 am.andnon. uedayto Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. All teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and '}) Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The Friday, andi 7 a.m. to 11a.m. on Sunday. The clothing buy one and~ get second item of equal or hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call Oaks Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CC'C's
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840) less value for half price. Half price on all toys and 209-7856, 573-1131., focus is the local community, "Community, ChilIdren
is published Tuesday through Friday and Chris~tmas Decorations. Cal 482-3734. )) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8 & Character." Call 526-3142.
Sunday mornings. PeriOdical postage paid )) Employability Workshop-2 p~m. Marianna to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist )) St. Anne Thrift Store 9 am. to 1 p~m. St. at Marianna, FL. One Stop Career Center. Certified motivational Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna.
career coach will be teaching "Developing Work- Call 482-3734
SUBSCRIP1ION RATES place Skills." Open to public and free of charge. SATURDAY, DEC. 21 )) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
Hom dlivry $1.2 pr mnt: $2.3 Jackson County NAACP Meeting 5:30 p.m. )) Jackson County Community Helpers Club 8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 CaleHoe elvey:$1.3 ermoth $2.3 in the St. James A.M.E. Church basement, 2891 10 a.m., 4571 Dickson Rd, Greenwood. donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
for three months; $62.05 forsix months: Orange St., Marianna. Call 569-1294. )) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30 limitedd to persons W~ith a desire to stop drinking;
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include )) VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m. at to 5:30 p.m. in the 7,A room of First United Method- papers will not be signed.. applicable state and local taxes. Mail 2830 Wynn St., Marianna, with a covered-dish sup- ist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail per. Call 3.225O
subscriptions are: $4612 for three months;' ] Alcohoics Anonyous -- Closed discuSsion, 8 )) Alford Community Health Clinic Hours 10 *.FRIDAY, DEC. 27 .....
a m. until last patient is seen, at 1.770 Carolina St. in" D) Hooks and Needles 10 a.m. at the J~ackso~nf' $92.24 for six months: and $184.47 for one to 9 p.m.; First Unite4dMethodist Church, 2901 Cale- Alford..The free clinic for income-eligible patients. County Public Library, Mariahnna Branch. New and'ya. .dornia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance without medical insurance treats short-term .experienced hand crafters welcome to create,
yr.limited persons with a desire to stop drinking; illnesses and chronic conditions. Appointments share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482'ADVEISING paeswl o esge.available (call 263-7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins 9631. .." .. ..-.
welcome. Sign in before noon. }} "Senior. Singles" Meeting 6-8 p.m. in the
The'advertiser agrees that the publisher FRIDAY, DEC. 20 -Christmas in the Park-2 p~m.-6 pm, in Jacob. First United Methodist Church Youth Center,43.92
shall niotbe liable for damages arising )} Hooks and Needles'- 10 a~m. at th Jackson Clinton St., Marianna. New location. Ample parking.
out of errors and advertisements beyond .County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and SUNDAY, DEC. 22 Singles age 50 and older are invited for games,
the amount paid forthe space actually experienced hand crafters welcome to create, D AlcoholicsAnonymnous ClosedJ Discussion food, prizes andspeakers. No charge. Donations
occpid b tatporio ofth averis-. share,-'learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482- -6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist accepted: proceeds fund charitable'endeavors of ocuidb htprio fteavrie. 9631 . .. .-Church.2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna .Atten- Marianna's Gathering:Place'Foundation. Call'526ments'in which the error occurred, whether ]o Santa Claus willbe in Greenwood-3 p.m. to 5 dance limited to persons with a desire to stop 4561 or 272-6611.: ::. ... such error is due to the negligence of the. pm. at PeoplesSouth Bank. Everyone invited young drinkirdg. ) Chess Club -6 p.11. 8 p.m. First United "
publisher's employees or otherwise, and and older.,Photos with Santa will be available or )) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in Methodist Churchlon Cliitobn st. in Marianna.': thereshall be not liability for non-inser- bring your own camera.. the board room of Campbellton-G'raceville Hospital, Sponsored by Marianna optimist Club for students
'tion of any advertisement beyond the D) Chess Club ;-6 p.m. to 8 p.m. First 'United 5429 College Drive, Graceville. for students 8 18 years of age in Jackson County.
amount paid for such advertisement. This Methodist Church on Clinton St. in Marianna. ',All students and their parents are welcome. Players
wilntkoigyacp r Sponsored by Marianna Optimist Club for students MONDAY, DEC. 23' .of all skill levels including beginners are welcome.
newspaper wlnoknwnyacetr. for students 8 -18 years of age in Jackson County. Cl 9-43
i~ublish illegal material of any kind. Advertis- All students and their parents are welcome. Players )) Marlanna Lions Club Meeting --, Noonat Jim's ')Cllert 93-0473..m a Eage Wrsi ing which expresses preference based on of all skill levels including beginners are welcome. Buft&Gil 39LfyteS. aran.Cl Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
legally protectedpersonal characteristics is Call 693-0473. 482-2005. teen meetings to "overcome hiirts, habits and
not ccetabe. ~ ClebateRecvery- 7p~m atEvanel orsip Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting 5:30 hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p).m. Child care available. Call
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Mari~nna. Adult, to pm tAcnin uhrnCuc,37 209-7856, 573-1131.
S HOWTO GET YOUR. teen meetings to"overcome hurts, habits and .' U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings are ))AlcohOlics AnonyospeIletn-89
hang-ups:' Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call fourth Mondays: Other Mondays are for projects, ' mu pn etn
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NEWSPUBISHD 29-756.53-131,lesons hel, Al ( aiter welome Cal 29-738. Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
The Jackson County Floridan will publish
newsof eneal iterst ree f carg. 'The submission deadline for this calendar is two 'days before publication. SUbmit to: Community Calendar, Jackson Cou'nty Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
newsof gnerl ineret fre o chage.email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna. Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery."""
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement, Police R oundup
anniversary and birth announcements." Forms are available at the Floridan off ices. Marlanna Police Department violence, one vehicle burglary, two verbal the county jail during the latest reporting
Phoogrphsmus beof oodquaityan Th Maiana Plic Deartentlised disturbances, one pedestrian complaint, periods:
suitable for print. The Fioridan reserves the the followdig incidents for Dec. 17, the two: firals oe af3 ic al he )aneo errInna, 4o ,4415 oConsuito
right to edit all submissionss, est available report: One report of mental allsoeurg a ff crar s h, e acnetrianvoltolf.omnt
GETTING IT RIGHT 'illness, on~e physical disturbance, one drug ~ irlar ms, rpr oe pano o ntro)Bl.yM~no,4, 7 ahnl
offense, two burglar alarms, three traffic n alarm n e areporigt fi ot- adll Mrianna 277Pea ndle
The Jackson County Floidan's policy stops, two larceny complaints, one found ...i.g inteaeegttafc odaina hf rti)
is o crret istkesprmpty. o o aandnedprpery rpor, ne ollw-stops, two larceny com- ) Porsha Glanton, 24, 3070 Carters Mill
rept anorrpea ste camtyo oaadndpoetyrproefllo56-61- plaints, one criminal mis- Road, Marianna, theft (retail).
Meod a-Frd lay. cal5631 ui investigation,.one juvenile complaint, chief complaint, one trespass complaint, )) Roger McCoy, 48, 6143 Highway 90
MonayFriay "one animal complaint, one retail theft, two one garbage complaint, one assaUlt, three (Apt. 9), Cyt~ress, domestic battery by
~ ~~assists of other agencies, two public service nois complaintsoefadcmlit 5 srnuain
cals ad fvehom seurty hecsproperty ch ks, one assist of a motorist )) Virginia Gentry, 20, 6870 Stephens St.,
.> 'Jackson County Sheriff's Office of another agency, two public service calls, )) Cody Maph s, 27, 4073 River Road,
$ s The Jackson County sheriff's office and .one criminal registration' and one Baker Sneads, failureto appear.
incidents for Dec. 17, the latest available. Jail Population: 193
report: One abandoned vehicle, one suspi- Jackson County
Scious vehicle, two suspicious persons, one Correctional Facility .To report a cime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
JO L R A .~%1 escort, one report of mental illness with h esn wrbokdlocal law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation
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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com ICAL & STATE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19,2013 3AF
Boy Scouts learn
about safety rules
Special to the Floridan
Troop 3 Boy Scouts
began their weekly meeting on Dec. 9 by reviewing many of the safety
rules they have learned in
Scouting and by helping
younger Scouts prepare
to earn their Totf Chip,
whichis carried by Scouts
who have promised to
use knives, saws and axes
safely and in the right SUBMITTED PHOTO
situations. Dale Cox is thanked by Mary Robbins for his presentation about Milly Francis. Afterwards Cox
staops. 3om graciously autographed copies of "Milly Francis: The Life & Times of the Creek Pocahontas" Troop 3 Committee the "Battle of Marlanna, Florida:' and several other of his books.
Member and Treasurer
Andy Campbell led the
informative study session. Dl C o tel l
Scouts learned that the
pocketknife is a multipur- D C ox tens the'SLOrvy
pose tool with hundreds of uses. It can cut rope, open
a can, whittle a tent stake,
punch a hole in a belt or of Floridas Pocahontas
slice a biscuit for breakfast
at a campsite. Special to the Floridan NSDAR Regent Carolyn Robbins announced
Safe usage, of a knife Jordan opened the tea that Benjamin Mann,
includes keeping the Dale Alan Cox, distin- with a welcome andled Nathaniel Mann, Katelyn
blade closed except when guished speaker, histo- the Pledge of Allegiance Miller, Adrian Schell, and
using it, cutting away from rian and author, held his and the singing of the Gabrielle Simpson had
yourself and never toward SUBMITTED PHOTO audience spellbound at National Anthem. Blue been admitted to the
yourself, always closing Troop 3 leader Andy Campbell shows the Scouts how to use a the annual DAR/C.A.R. Springs Society N.S.CA.R. Blue Springs Society Life the blade beforepassing it bow saw. tea as he told the true President Danielle Melvin Membership Club.
to someone else and keep- gloves were recommended an ax can be more danger- story of Milly Francis. gave the invocation Robbins also aning a knife sharp to make to use while cutting with ous than other wood tools. Milly Francis, some- with a special prayer for nounced that an ,it easier to control than a a saw, and Scouts were Scouts reviewed safety times called Princess all children and young essay contest about dull one. reminded to never leave techniques when using an Malee, saved the life of people who are now in the Battle of Marianna
The camp saw is used a saw lying around ax and how to maintain a Duncan McCrimmon, an heaven. 'She and Hon- is being sponsored
for most outdoor wood camp. safe working area. American s6ldier, when orary President Adrian by Blue Springs Socicutting. Campbell ex- The ax is used by Scouts The Marianna Optimist she was only fifteen. To Schell then lighted the ety, CAR. with help Plained that a saw should to split firewood, clear Club is the chartering quote Cox, "It is appropri- pink Keilly Pike candle. from Chipola Chapter, be carried with the blade fallen trees from trails and organization for Troop 3 ate that she received the Keilly, a former CAR. DAR. The rules for the turned away from your complete conservation Boy Scouts. For more nation's first Congres- state chaplain, lost her contest for grades 6-12
body and that care should projects on pathways and information about Boy sional Medal of Honor... battle with cancer in were available as well as be given when passing a in campgrounds. Scouts Scouts, please call Scout- Milly Francis, more than November 2010. She was hintsfor writing a prize saw to another person. were informed that be- master BillKleinhans at any other single person in only seventeen, winning essay.
Protective eye wear and cause of the way it is used, 526-2897. American history, began President Melvin men- Attorney Elizabeth
......___.................. .. our nation's dialog with tioned that she was going Milton Simpson, thejackitself over the human- to Haiti and asked for son County Floridan, and ity and treatment of the donations to help chil- the Jackson County Times American Indians." dren there. By the end of were thanked for providTo learn about the the afternoon the "Kids ing a total of $500 for amazing life of Milly Helping Kids" donation essay contest prizes. Francis, please read Milly container held $70 that For information about C lub announces winners Francis: The Life & Times will be used to help feed the essay contest please
of the Creek Pocahon- many Haitian children. contact Robbins at Special to the Floridan Parker Kurt Opfermann. the American Contract tas by Dale Cox. Blue Springs Society bluespringscar@yahoo.
) Fourth place-Sha- Bridge League. The game Chipola Chapter Senior President Mary tom or 209-4066.
The Marianna Duplicate ron Morgan Mary Lou is held every Monday-at 1 Bridge Club announces Miller. p.m. at St. Luke's Episcowinners for Dec. 16. They ) Fifth place-Nancy pal Church in Marianna M ARIA HEALTH &
are as follows: Watts Judy Duell. at 4362 Lafayette Street. M.
First place-John Selfe Sixth place- Libby Anyone is welcome to A cR
- Betty Brendemuehl. Hutto ElaineYost. come and play or observe. RE. A. CENTER MAKES
Second place-Bill For more information and
Lies Doris Ottinger. The Marianna Bridge partners call Libby Hutto R
Third place-Douglas Club is sanctioned by at 526-3162.
Salvation Army receives
diamond ring in kettle
The Associated Press mously Wednesday out- received a similar dona- 673ea/4
side a Publhx in southwest tion from what appears to .
MIAMI The Salvation Miami-Dade County. At- be the same person... .. Army reports that some- tached was a .handwrit- The Salvation 4rxmy is an :
one dropped a diamond ten note saying, "Please international organization
ring in one of the group's continue your good work that focuses on helping /: kettles outside a South caring for the needy in the poor. The group's bell Florida grocery store. God's name." fingers and red collection SUBMiTTED PHOTO
release from the chari- Linda Payton, captain of kettles are a common sight he activities staff at Marianna Health table organization says the The Salvation Army's Sun- outside of stores and other I & Rehabilitation Center made Christring valued at $3,500 set Corps, says this is the locations during the holi- I
-was donated anony- fourth year the group has day season.,. mas a little more fun for the children. ,, ,,
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IOnineallthe ime Watson) Mrs. Claus (Angie Craig) and the
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Marine center offers degree training
The Associated Press
A:i GRASSY KEY Molly, a
bottlenose dolphin in her
*1 early 50s, can't see very
.well and requires special
care. The staff at the Dolphin Research Center in
the Florida Keys is teaching her to respond to verbal and touch-related signals.before she .lses her
SUBMITTEDPHOTS' sight complete.
Overall first place winner in the female division, Anna sighticompletely Brunner.Molly isn't' the only one
learning from these ses- a
1np 'sions, which also include
the first five students in
athe center's Colle of Mas rine Mammal Professions.
1The 36-week program that
hosts frst annual yields an Associate of Science Degree in Marine
Mammal' Behavior, Care
Toand Training is the only M CI
one in the U.S. that teach- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
es hands-on trying and In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 photo, senior trainer"Keily Jayne Rodriguez, left, works with a Special to the Floridan presents. The children care of marine amalsn dolphin named Molly, who isj.in her early 50s, as students look on at the Dolphin Research
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keyTrot 5k and Fun Run The Employee Leader-, mals is a growing but com- internships, acquiring according to the Alliance the hands-on education took place on Saturday, ship Council at Jackson petitive field. In particular, such skills as how to pre- of Marine Mammal Parks was difficult for her while Nov. 23. The event raised Hospital organized the geriatric marine mammal pare an animal's meal. and' Aquariums. The or- in school because there $510 and will provide Turkey Trot and deter- care is a field that is be- The research center's pro- ganization also has 26 were not a lot of places Christmas presents forfive mined the funds raised coming more important gram teaches advanced international member to get an internship while children. would go towards ad- these days as- Molly and skills such as how to cal- institutions' in Mexico, studying.
The employees of Jack- ditional Children. Beth other animals in .human culate a diet based on the the Bahamas, Bermuda, "When I saw this, I son Hospital aresponsor- Jackson, a respiratory.' care are living longer than animal's age, health status Hong Kong, Europe and thought 'Oh my gosh, ing 54 children this year. therapist, has organized their counterparts in the or the season. Students elsewhere. this is perfect.' I can get
Each sponsor is provided the toy drive for the last wild, said Kirsten Don- learn how to create a diet The jobs. are highly the hands-on experience. a description of the child's several years. This event aid, the center's education for a nursing or pregnant coveted, explained Ken I'm going to' be learning clothes sizes and'what will become an annual director. mammal, Donald said. Ramirez, the former presi- a whole lot and I don't
they wish for Christmas event for Jackson Hospital. "We provide the same The center has two nurs- dent of the International have to worry about trying ..kind of care as with aging ing baby dolphins. Marine Animal Trainers' to fit it in with different
oHosptal TuiTrot humans," Donald said. "You already have an Association. things at the same time,"
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Mass. high-tech startup hopes to change biking
The Associated Press founded Cambridge, Mass.- car and elsewhere. Shipping is,
based Superpedestrian Inc. that scheduled for next spring.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -AMas- secured an exclusive license for The Copenhagen Wheel does
sachusetts startup is launching the technology from MIT. not replace a cyclist's existing
a new device that transforms .The Copenhagen Wheel packs bicycle. Consumers get the stylalmost any bicycle into an elec- sufficient power to propel a rid-.. ish hubcap-sized device already
tric-hybrid vehicle using an app er as fast as 60 kph (37,28 ilph), installed on a new rear wheel
on a smartphone. but developers have put.speed that fits their. current bicycle.
The device, called the Copen- limits in software to meet local They remove the current wheel
hagen Wheel, is installed as part speed limits, effectively turning from their bike and install the
of a rear hub of a bike wheel off the motor once the speed souped-up unit and they are
and is packed with a propri- reaches 20 mph in the U.S. and ready to go. The batteries are
etary computer, batteries and 25 kilometers in Europe. rechargeable.
sensors that monitor how hard The concept was inspired by The Copenhagen Wheel seeks
a rider is pedaling and activate a simple question: "How can we to tap into a lucrative and highly
an onboard motor whenever get more people to cycle?" Bi- competitive market for electric
support is needed. The device derman said. bikes, also known as, e-bikes.
uses wireless connectivity to The project received funding In a recent report, clean-techcommunicate with the biker's from the Italian ministry of the nology consulting company
smartphone to track distance environment and office of the Navigant Research estimated
traveled and elevation gained, mayor of Copenhagen, a Dan- that worldwide revenue from
share with friends the number ish city known as one of the electric bicycles will grow from
of calories burned and lock most bicycle friendly locations $8.4 billion this year to $10,8
the wheel remotely as soon as in the world and whose tour- billion in 2020, fueled in part
the owner walks away from the ism website says 55 percent of by desire for a viable alternative
bike. its residents bike 1.2 million ki- to increasingly congested city
"The motor integrates itself lometers (750,000 miles) every roads that makes crawling in
with the rider's motion very, day. car traffic less palatable.
very seamlessly said Assaf Bi- The initial 1,000 units of the In the U.S., the trend is rederman, who co-invented the THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Copenhagen Wheel became flected in Census Bureau data
device at the Massachusetts Assaf Biderman, co-inventOr of the Copenhagen Wheel and Associate available for pre-order through showing the number of bicycle Institute of Technology's SEN- Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT, poses with his invention the Superpedestrian 'website commuters rose 60 percent in SEable City Lab, where he is as- Dec. 12 at Superpedestrian, his venture-backed company in Cambridge, earlier this month. Tkwo weeks the decade ending in 2010. sociate director. "It's almost like Mass. later, at least 810 had been sold "Over the past few years we've
having a riding companion rid- for $699 each, the majority of seen a, cycling renaissance
ing together with you, making from the Copenhagen Wheel "almost like a Tour-de-Francel them to customers in the U.S. throughout the world," 'Biderthe ride easier, simpler." and the cyclist's energy can level athlete in your daily com- Other orders went to Europe, man said. "People are looking The combination of power, make an average biker move mute," said Biderman, who Australia, Kenya, Madagas- for alternatives."
Stocks soar as Fed cuts stimulus, citing jobs
The Associated Press grown accustomed to stim- that investors have an out- bond prices artificially Yellen,' who becomes Fed "fully supports" the deciulus, some investors had line for how the Fed will more expensive in com- chairwoman once she is sion to start reducing the NEWYORK The stock worried about a decline in pull back, they can-move parison to stocks. confirmed by the Senate, stimulus.
market had a swift and stocks once the market got forward. The program' has given
clear reaction to the Fed- less rocket fuel. "The Fed believed the the Fed a big role in the
eral Reserve's decision to Instead, the Dowjumped market could handle it," current bull -market. The trim its stimulus efforts: 292.71 points, or nearly said Art Steinmetz, presi- S&P 500 index has surged That wasn't so bad after 2 percent, to 16,167.97 dent and chief investment about 26 percent since
all. s- another all-time high officer at Oppenheimer the Fed announced a year
Stocks surged Wednes- for the blue-chip index. Funds. ago that it would buy the
day, lifting the Dow-Jones Shortly before the Fed an- With no economic down- $85 billion in bonds each industrial average nearly nouncement at 2 p.m., the turn on the horizon, stocks month. And since the cen300 points to another re- Dow was up just 47 points. are" expected to continue tral bank's first round of cord, after the Fed decided The broader Standard their rise in 014. Market bond buying at the end of the economy was strong & Poor's 500 index rose strategists predict gains of 2008, stocks have soared enough for it to begin a 29.65 points, or 2'percent, 6 percent to 8 percent. about 124 percent. modest reduction of its to 1,810.65 and the Nas- Starting in January, the In the last month, assigns g
bond purchases. daq composite rose 46.38 Fed will reduce its bond- emerged of that hiring
"Investors should see this points, or 1 percent, to buying program to $75 was picking up, the housas a vote of confidence for 4,070.06. All 10 sectors of billion a month from $85 ing market was improving the economy," said Kris- the S&P 500 ended the day billion. The reductions, re- and manufacturing was tina Hooper, head of U.S. higher, with health care ferred to on Wall Street as strengthening, investors investment strategies for and banking up the most. "tapering," will be the first grew more confident that Allianz Global Investors. The rally adds to what step toward winding down markets could gain tracThe central bank also has already been a historic a program that has been in tion without stimulus. tempered the impact of its run for stocks. The S&P 500 place, in one form or an- The Fed also said it i
pullback by signaling that is up nearly 27 percent, its other, since the financial is likely to keep cutting it plans to keep short-term best yearly performance crisis, its bond purchases. Fed
interest rates at record since the dot-com boom By purchasing bonds Chairman Ben Bernanke, lows for'longer than previ- of the late 1990s. .and holding down long- who is nearing the end of ously thought. The Fed's decision re- term interest rates, the his tenure, said the bank T
Investors had long antic- moves a huge amount of Fed has encouraged bor- will likely vote for "meaipated the Fed would pull uncertainty for investors, rowing and hiring. But all sured reductiofis" at upback on its purchases, but something they hate. The that buying also has led coming meetings, as long did not think it would hap- fate of the stimulus pro- investors to shift money as the economy shows pen until next year. gram had hung over inves- into stocks. That's because improvement.
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Cecil Williams smiles as he pets his guide dog Orlando in his hospital bed following a fall onto winer as Ira Curr, of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
subway tracks from the platform at 145th Street, Tuesday in New York. The blind 61-year-old Stone Mountain, which is his photo taken with a fisheye lens, owner Young Soo Williams says he fainted while holding onto his black Labrador who tried to save him from east ofAtlanta. Curry wll Lee (left) is congratulated by customer Szu Ho at her small n BAlliance Center office building newsstand, on Wednesday, In falling. Both escaped without serious injury. take a lump sum of $123AtaaferltryoiclsadonofwoinngMa
million after taxes, Geor- Atlanta, after lottery officials said one of two winning Mega giaLottery chief execu- Millions lottery tickets were purchased from her store.
t Eive Debbie Alford said. Alford said she didn't happy for the family but
"She'has not decided think Curry. believed sad because theywill prob-how she'll spend thqse 'she had won until lot- ably move now.
grwinnings," Alford said at tery officials told her "I think they will start
a news conference that congratulations, doing a whole lot of travelCurry didnot attend.' "She said* she was just in ing," he said.
The Associated Press hospital spokesman Jim Mandler. The other winning tick-' a state of disbelief," Alford The ticket was sold at the
Williams said that if he does decide he's et was sold at a gift shop 'said. Gateway Newsstand in the
NEWYORK able to care for two dogs, he'd need help in San Jose, Calif. The The winning ticket in Alliance Center building,
he guide dog that leaped onto paying for the Lab's care. winner there has one Georgia was sold at anews- which is home to a variety
subway tracks after his blind "We don't know yet what Cecil will year to come forward. stand in Buckhead, a finan- of offices, including lawowner lostonscioufsness and fell choose to do," said Brier. "He's in a tough Curry was driving to cial center of Atlanta about yers, financial services prooff a station platform is assured a loving place right now.... It's an incredibly emo- work Wednesday when 10 miles from Stone Moun- fessionals and even the Bra'
home after his retirement. tional, dramatic time." an announcer on the tain Park. The park features zilian Consulate General.
Cecil Williams, who has been recover- The organization was setting up a fund radio talked about the an 825-foot-tall moun- The newsstand is a small,
ing at a hospital with Orlando still by and planned to post information on its Mega Ball being 7. Curry tain that covers about 1 narrow shop with one reghis side, had been slated to get another website. If it turns out Williams doesn't knew that was her Mega. square mile. There are golf ister. It can hold about 10 working dog in January or February to need the money, it will be used for other Ball number, so she courses, camping, bike and people at a time and it is
replace the 11-year-old black Lab. guide dogs, according to Brier. called her daughter to walking trails there as well located near the lobby.
Now, he would ideally like to have two Also Wednesday, The Animal Medical check the ticket. as a carving depicting Con- Young Soo Lee owns the
dogs oneworking and one retired as Center, which already provides veteri- "Between joyful tears federate heroes of the Civil store with her husband, a pet if logistics, physical abilities and nary care to Orlando and other guide and laughter on the War, including Gen. Robert Young Lee. She grinned finances allow, dogs, said in a statement it will treat daughter's part, she re- E. Lee. as she arrived Wednesday
If that's not possible, -the family that Orlando for free after he retires. layed to her mother that Curry's house is just a few morning.
raised Orlando as a puppy says it will be Williams, 61, and Orlando both es- her mother had won the miles from the park. A man "I'm so excited and so "absolutely thrilled to have him back," caped serious injury Tuesday when they lottery," Alford said. who answered the door at. happy now," Young Soo said Guiding Eyes for the Blind spokes- were bumped by a train passing over Alford wouldn't say her home in a neighbor- Lee said. "I love my ,store
woman Michelle Brier. "They're very them a miraculous end to a harrow- where Curry worked or hood of brick and stucco and the customer."
thrilled their little baby has made such a ing ordeal that began when Williams felt how old she was. A per- houses with manicured Earlier media reports inbig difference." faint on his way to the dentist. son who answered the lawns also said the family dicated the couple would
Williams told The Associated PAess on Witnesses said Orlando barked franti- phone at a listing for did not want to'speak., The receive a bonus for selling
Tuesday that he couldn't pay for a non- cally and tried to stop Williams from Curry said, "We are not two-story home had a two- a winning ticket, but Georworking dog, so he was planning to look tumbling off the platform. Matthew Mar- interested in any public- car garage and a basketball gia Lottery spokeswoman
for a good home for Orlando. Guiding tin told the NewYork Post that Orlando ity, thank you for calling" hoop. Tandi Reddick clarifiedEyes, based inYorktown Heights,. N.Y, leaped onto the tracks as the train ap- and then hung up. Neighbor Kaliah Ladler, thats not the case.
provides working dogs for free but can-- proached and kissed Williams to entice Curry, herhusband and 18, said the Curry family "They do have the disnot cover retired dogs' expenses. him to move. other family members was humble. tinction of being known
After theAP published its interview and Williams said Wednesday that he's came to the lottery head- "Some people get big as the lucky store now, and
photographs of Williams with Orlando in "feeling a little bit better" but wasn't sure quarters to claim the headed but I don't think that's always, great news for
his hospital room, St. Luke's-Roosevelt how long he'd be hospitalized, prize, surprising lottery they'll get bigheaded. They them," Reddick said.
Hospital Center has been fielding queries "My head is still a little sore where they officials who thought the will probably' use it for The California store from well-wishers offering money and put the staples in. There are bruises on winner may take some good," she said. owner Thuy Nguyen of
other assistance. my body," he said. "They've still got to time to get their affairs Francis Boudreaux,, who Jennifer's Gift Shop in San
Guiding Eyes has "graciously stepped run the tests, trying to find out what in order before coming lives across the street from Jose will get $1 million,
forward to handle those inquiries," said caused it." forward. the Currys, said he was lottery officials there said.
Holiday shopping season: A disappointment so far
The Associated Press so retailers must offer Hasbro's Furby Boom, a Still, ShopperTrak is in 2004 when sales rose 6.8 from the same period last bigger discounts to keep furry. robotic electron- sticking to its growth fore- percent. year to $37.8 billion, acNEW YORK Sparse them coming into stores. ic pet that responds to cast. Bill Martin, Shopper- Much of any growth this cording to comScore. But
crowds at malls and "50 That erodes retailers' sales sounds and touch, is being liaks co-founder, reasons year could come from the Internet research firm percent off" signs at The since shoppers aren't buy- reduced to $39.99, down that six of the season's top online shopping. Even still expects online sales Gap and other stores of- ing things for regular price. from $59.99. 10 spending days still are though it only-accounts for to meet or slightly. surfer clues as to how this It also eats away at retail- Retailers hbpe the sales left. And he estimates that about 11 percent of spend- pass its 14 percent growth
holiday season is Shap-' ers' profit margins. will lure last-minute shop- the week before Christmas ing in the three 'months forecast.'
ing up so far: it's the most Still, analysts say retail- pers like Larry Berge. By accounts for up to 15 per- that include the holiday The estimate, by corndiscount-driven one since ers have, created a cycle of last weekend, he'd com- cent of holiday business. shopping season, it's been Score depends on shopthe U.S..was in a deep re- constant discounting that pleted 20 percent of his "The good news is that a bright spot. pers like Christina Fishcession. It's also the most they'll have to continue in holiday shopping. He was there are still some 'big Still, online spending man, who lives in NewYork disappointing for stores order to attract U.S. shop- taking advantage of a 30 days left," Martin said. even is behind predic- City. She was at Macy's
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White House task force urges limit on NSA snooping
The Associated Press said Richard Clarke, a task on Obama following a judicial review before that
force member and former blistering ruling Monday information is accessed,
WASHINGTON A government counterter- from a federal judge who and we don think the gov:
presidential advisory rorism official. "What declared the NSAs vast ernment should retain it,"
panel has recommend- we are saying is those phone data collection like- Clarke said.
ed sweeping changes to mechanisms can be more ly was unconstitutional. If both recommendagovernment surveillance transparent." The judge, Richard Leon, tionswere enacted, it's likeprograms, including limit- The review group was called the' NSA's operation ly they would slow down
ing the bulk collection of set up as part of the.White :"Orwellian" in scale and the intelligence collection
Americans' phone records House response. to leaks said there was little evi- process. The panel's recbystripping the National from :former NSA con- dence that its gargantuan ommendations do allow
Security Agency of its abil- tractor Edward. Snowden ilvefitory of phone records for exceptions "in emerity to store that data in its about the scope of! the from Americai: users had gencies" leaving open the
own facilities. Court orders government, surveillaice prevented a terrorist at- possibility of intelligence
would be required before programs. Snowden is tack. However, he stopped agencies scanning the
the information could be THEASSOCIATED PRESS FILE now a fugitive from U.S. his ruling from taking ef- information quickly and
searched. This June 6 photo shows the sign outside the National Secu- authorities and was grant- fect, pending a likely gov- asking for permission later
In a 300-page report rity IbAgency campus in Fort Meade, Md. A presidential advisory ed temporary asylum by e inent appeal. f they suspect imminent leased. Wednesday, the panel has recommended dozens of changes to the govern- Russia. The White House The panel's most sweep- attack. five-anember panel also meant's surveillance programs. is conducting its own ing proposal would termi- The task force did not say
proposed greater -, scru- most stringentrecommen- place. In fact, the report intelligence review, and nate the NSAs ability to how long the phone comtiny of-decisions to spy on dations will be adopted by concludes that telephone Obama is expected to an- store the telephone data panies would be required. friendly foreign leaders, a President Barack Obama, information collected in nounce his decisions in and instead require it to be to hold the private data. practice that has outraged who authorized the panel bulk by the NSA and used January. held by the phone compa- The phone companies' reU.S. allies around the but is not obligated to im- in terror investigations The White House had nies or a third party. Access ten.tion policies Vary mark-. world. plement its findings. "was not essential to pre- planned to release the to the data would then be edly, according to infor-.
While the panel's 46 rec- The task force said it venting attacks." panel's report next month, permitted only through mation recently provided
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Leave Bipartisan budget agreement dears Congress
From PagelA> .-The Associated Press government. Most conInit, employees who have troversial by far was a prpworked. less than 10 years WASHINGTON Con- vision to curtail annual
get no pay for their ac- gress sent President cost of living increases in
crued time when they Barack Obama legislation benefits that go to millleave service. Those who Wednesday scaling back tary retirees under age
have worked 10 to 14 years across-the-board cuts on 62, a savings of $6.3 bilget 50 percent of their time. programs ranging from lion over a decade for the
Those who have worked 15 the Pentagon to the na- government.
to 19 years get 60 percent. tional park system, adding By one estimate, the
Those'who have worked 20 a late dusting of bipar- result would be a reducto 24 years get 75 percent. tisanship to a year more tion of nearly $72,000 in
Those who -have worked likely to be remembered benefits over a lifetime
25 to 29 yeais get 90 per- for a partial government for a sergeant first class
cent, and those who have shutdown and near-per- who retires at age 42 afworked for the county for petual gridlock. ter 20 years of service.
30 years or more get paid Obama's signature was Veterans groups and their
for 100 percent of their ac- assured on the measure, allies in Congress objectcrued sickleave, up to 1,000 which lawmakers in both ed vociferously to what
hours, when theyleave. parties, and at opposite THEASSOCIATED PRESS they said was a singling
The issue of a change in ends of the Capitol said Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber for the final votes on out of former members policy arose during budget they hoped would curb the bipartisan budget deal designed to keep Congress from lurching from one fiscal crisis to of the military and key talks this year, commis- budget brinkmanship and the next and ease the harshest effects of the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester, lawmakers in both parties sioners learning that, if ev- prevent more shutdowns at the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. said they would take a seceryone retired at the same in the near future. sive year-end talks, the have to defend his vote in known in Washington as ond look at the provision" time,.they could be facing "It's a good first step measure met the short- next year's campaign for sequestration. next year.
hundreds of thousands away from the shortsight- term political needs of a new term. His'likely Re- Democrats expressed But Sen. John' McCain,
of dollars in payouts all at ed, crisis-driven deci- Republicans, Democrats publican rival, Rep. Tom satisfaction that money R-Ariz., said a veteran of once. .sion-making that has only. and the White House. As Cotton, voted against the would be restored for pro-. identical rank who reIn one example of the served to act as a drag on a result, there was no sus- measure last week when it grams like Head Start and tired at 38 w6uld still wind costs that can occur, the our economy," he said of pense about the outcome cleared the House. "education, and lawmak- up with $1.62 million
county on Thesday signed the measure in a state- of the vote in the Senate The measure, negotiated ers in both parties and the in retirement pay over a off on a $23,820 buyout for ment issued after the vote. only about fallout in by Sen. Patty Murray, D- White House cheered the lifetime. He also pointed an employee'ofalmost 21 And yet, he quickly added, the 2014 elections and, Wash.,and Rep. Paul Ryan, cancellation of future cuts out that a prominent defiyears who will receive pay- "there is much more work more immediately, its im- R-Wis., averts $63 billion in at the Pentagon. cit commission headed by meant for 75 percent of her to do to ensure our econo- pact on future congressio- across-the-board spend- To offset the added, former White House chief accrued sick time. my works for every work- nal disputes over spend- ing cuts that were them- spending, the legisla- of staff Erskine Bowles and
Sick time accrues at a ing American." ing and the nation's debt selves the result of an ear- tion provides about $85 former Sen. Alan Simprate, of 8 hours a month The legislation passed linit. lier inability of lawmakers billion in savings from son had recommended
for most employees, at 12 'the Democratic-con- "I'm tired of the gridlock and the White House to elsewhere in the budget. abolishing cost of living hours a month for fire-res- trolled Senate on a vote of and the Amrican people agree on a sweeping defi- Included are increases in increases for military recue workers, and at a rate 64-36, six days after clear- that I talk to, especially cit reduction plan. That the airline ticket tax that tirement pay as part of a of 8.25 hours a mbnth for ing the Republican-run from Arkansas, are tired of represents about one-: helps pay for security at sweeping, deficit reduccorrectional officers. House byasimilarlybipar- it as well," said Sen. Mark third of the cuts originally airports and a fee corpo- ton plan, a far deeper
tisan margin of 332-94. Pryor, a Democrat who ticketed for the 2014 and rations pay to have pen- curtailment included in
-The product of inten. supported the bill yet will 2015 budget years and sions guaranteed by the the legislation.
From Pgelt DUNN C, dropping a letter grade advanced, placement,
the wreckage. Responding Fro -, l from 2012. etc.) at the school. Was
BCSO dputie wereable.rid Countyoffieials,Wlliams a contributing factor in
to locate th6 crash bite. '.; ": first people Moore, noti- A r 'iii g 6Q' said, had initial] q ues- the grade it received. She
Th TBadFAhie *idabttegood news. tiH' ~ 6 oned the C, but after a indicated that work was
been notified and are re- "He" was just tickled," -, 'ln g~ho conversation with DOE r- aleady being' done to insponingto ivesigae th More sid.~nes g~~ 1bo garding what was thought: crease student .participacauseiof to negt he rs.ovr si' Snasa th i,> ,. : ~ to be some issingdata,; tion in higher-level classes
other A-grade high school i>'"'v"tedemnao bth atCS
in. the district, the, mood 'I'm shaking'" worked hard." state that CHS eared ac C Williams said Super......... *6 ......,* was similarly exuberant ,'The unofficial word was Not all schools had the is no longer in questiOn at intendent Steve Benton,
01'.are Assistant Pincdipal John exciting for Parker, and good news 'that GHS and the county level. '-' who was, unavailable for
Shouse said he got the that .feeling spread when SHS had. Marianna and While a single reason for' 'comment on Wednesday, i!news Tuesday nigtit, while the definitive "A" made Malone high schools held. CHS',grade drop wasn't: had expressed that he he was watching his son its way out of the district steady, keeping the same c! artfrom the recently re- was also happy about the play soccer in Marianna, offices B grades they had earned ceixed 'data, Williams did grades' during the .recent
3; : "(SHS Principal Fayb) "Teachers are 'excited,"' the year before, but Cot-,say that the level ofpar- holiday' event for school Arisi Dsin UliiedIn. Parker called me and said, Shouse said. "They've 'tond~ile High School ticipation in accelerated personniel.i-'.
850-372-4456 (,1. j ngformul tat weren't in ed high school.' War of lltehngs pay raise mIn ths ea'
Michael's Toggery l]~ place a year ago, including The l atest round of Ithe state Board of Educa- budget.' ;
Funeral Appropriate Attire ,student performance on school grades comeS amid tion adopted a safety net" ,Stewart did caution the 2878 Jefferson'St. Marianna From Page1A ~ end-of-year tests in biol- 'an ongoing debate over the provision that prevents score es for next year could
summer. ogy and a higher passing accuracy and complexity a school from. dropping go down. That's because
Only one traditional grade for a state writing of the grading formula. more than one letter grade under state rules, iffmore high school got an F. Seven test. While the grades for a year. than 75 percent ,of high
There were no "combination" schools "It is a good news sto- elementary and middle Stewart said seven schools earn an A or B, it
ob~t2rie o that include other grades' ry," Stewart said. "We are schools are based on test schools out of more than ,triggers a change in the olniranesreceived ain F. That's higher very proud, of the work results, the grades for high 500 statewide were helped formula to make it harder
death notices than last year when only that our high schools have schools are based on test by that provision, includ- for schools to earn a top
;sit' totethree schools received an done, and they certainly scores, graduation rates ing two in Miami-Dade grade.
E tetoth F have. improved their per- and college readiness. County and two in Duval "We 'are always continuFloi'na of the Educatiorn Commission- formance over previous Schools receive points County. ing to raise the bar," Stew(/8er Pam Stewart and other years." 'based on how many stu- Gov. Rick Scott praised art said.
S Inat pJ.r, education officials hailed A handful of counties dents take college-level the results, saying it The scores released
7 : egtd~ythe marks because they Charlotte, Dfxie, Fla- courses ,and how they was a vindication of his Wednesday are prelimni. noted additional changes gler, Gilhrist, Martin and score on tests such as the decision to push for nary, and schools are given
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500 people killed in South Sudan violence
The Associated Press
fections in Bor. be dealt with through poJUBA, South Sudan --At At least 19 civilians have litical dialogue." Ban said
least 500 people, most of been killed in violence in he urged Kiir "to resume
them soldiers, have been Bor, said' Martin Nesirky, dialogue with the political
killed in South Sudan since a spokesman for the U.N. opposition."
Sunday, a senior govern- secretary-general's office, South Sudan has been
ment official said, as an citing figures from the plagued by ethnic violence
ethnic rivalry threatened South Sudan Red Cross. since it peacefully broke
to tear apart the world's He said tensions were also away from Sudan in 2011
newest country. on the rise in the states of after decades of civil war.
The clashes apparently Unity and Upper Nile. The fighting began Sunday
are pitting soldiers from Tensions have been in Juba, but it was mostly
the majority Dinka tribe of mounting in South Sudan calm Wednesday.
President Salva Kiir-against since Kiir fired Machar as Some of the victims"were
those from ousted Vice his deputy in July. Machar shot in the bushes" around
President Riek Machar's' has said he will contest the Juba, Information MinisNuer ethnic group, rais- presidency in 2015. ter Micheal Makuei Lueth
ing concerns the violence Kiir told a news confer- said, citing a report from
could degenerate into a ence in Juba late Wednes- the minister of defense. He
civil war. day that he.was willing to said up to 700 others' had
Fighting spread on THEASSpCIATEDPRESS enter talks with Machar, a been wounded.
Wednesday to Jonglei, the In this image released by the United Nations Missidn Juba, United Nations soldiers stand guard rival for power within the The violence has forced largest state in South Su- as civilians gather at the compound of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South ruling Sudan People's Lib- about 20,000 people to dan, where troops loyal Sudan (UNMISS), adjacent to Juba International Airport, to take refuge, Wednesday, Dec.18, eration Movement party seek refuge at U.N. faciito Machar were said to be in Juba, South Sudan. "I will sit down with him ties in Juba since Sunday.
trying to take control of behind any coup attempt. "There is fighting there, spokesman, said there was so that we talk, but I can- Casie Copeland, the" Bor, the state capital. Barnaba Marial Benja- but (government forces) fightingWednesdayamong not tell what the outcome South Sudan analyst for
Machar himself is the min, the foreign minis- haven't lost control of the troops in Jonglei state but of such talks would be," he the International Crisubject of a manhunt by ter, told The Associated town," he said, accusing that it was not clear "who said. I sis Group who is in Juba,
the country'smilitary after Press late Wednesday that Machar of actively mobi- is fighting who." U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said key Nuer leaders .in
he was identified by Kiir there was heavy fighting lizing soldiers to muti y He said military offi- told reporters Wednesday the army were defecting as the leader of an alleged in Bor, but he denied ren-p against the government, cials in Juba, the capital of that South Sudan was ex- in Jonglei but that "events coup attempt on Sunday. egade soldiers hqd Over- Col. Philip Aguer, the South. Sudan, were trying periencing a political cri- that led to Sunday's fightMachar has denied he was taken it. South Sudanese military to confirm reports of de- sis that "urgently needs to ing remain unclear."
an air strikes exact hitoll on Aleppo
The Associated Press "Civilians have been advance on severalfronts," priority for the regime is
leaving the neighborhoods he said by telephone from the capital first, Damascus BEIRUT In a wither- being hit and taking refuge Aleppo. and around it, and now
ing four-day air assault, either in villages or travel- But Hisham Jaber, a Qalamoun because it conthe Syrian government ing toTurkey" Abu Thabet retired Lebanese army trols the Damascus-Homs'
pummeled opposition- said. general who closely fol- highway."
held neighborhoods in the Other residents, how- lows the Syrian conflict, He said the government
northern city of Aleppo, ever, have quickly adjust- doubted that a ground was merely exploiting
leveling apartment build- ed. On Tuesday, just 100 offensive was looming. its superior fire power in
ings, flooding hospitals yards from a bombing site, He noted that -Assad's Aleppo.
with casualties and killing "people were buying and forces are already waging "It's better to use the air
nearly200people. selling like nothing had twolarge-scaleoperations, force than to carry,out
Rebels say the unusu- happened," said an-Alep- one around Damascus a ground attack, it's less
ally intense airstrikes have po-based activist, Abu al- and the other in the rug- costly," he said.
prompted civilians to flee Hassan Marea. ged Qalamoun region Wednesday's air raids
to the countryside and THEASSOCIATE PRESS In the past, the govern- north of the capital, and hit at least four neighborcould portend a govern- This image provided by Aleppo Media CebIter, AMC, which ment has heavily bom- are unlikelyto open a third hoods, said Marea, speakment ground offensive has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP barded civilian areas be- now. ing to the AssociatedfPress
against the opposition- reporting, Syrian citizens stand on rubble of houses that were fore launching a ground "I don't think that we via Skype. One exploded held half of the city, which destroyed due to Syrian forces airstrikes in Aleppo. offensive, said Abu Thabet, will see, at least in the near the Ahmad al-Qashas been divided for a long-term hold onthe vast guerre, Abu Thabet. He de- adding that the current near future, a very large sar school, while another year and half by grueling territory in northern Syia lined to give his full name campaign maysignal a ma- offensive, i Alepio,"' said landed by a student dorfighting. that it has captured over for security reasons. jor operation is imminent. Jaber, who also heads the mito y, he said.
The air campaign's tim- the past two years. The airstrikes have over- "I think the regime Beirut-based Middle East At least two people were
ing five weeks ahead Since it began on Sun- whelmed Aleppo's already is planning for a new Center for Studies and killed, Marea and the Obof an international peace day, the government air as- strapped medical facili- offensive. They want to Political Research. "The servatory said. conference also sug- sault has hammered more ties, which are struggling gests that Syrian President than a dozen neighbor- to cope with the influx of Bashar Assad could be try- hoods in the rebel-held casualties and are running ing to strengthen his posi- areas of Aleppo. The cam- out of drugs and medical uive a L little LANo QUALy
tion on the ground while paign has killed atleast 189 supplies, Doctors Without exposing the opposition's people and wounded 879, Borders said. I r f I C
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Graceville perfect in district
BY DUSTIN KENT ter job of closing out games," but it's the 5-0 in league play that
email@example.com Graceville coach Matt Anderson is most significant.
The Graceville Tigers got 22 said after the game. "But for the The Tigers still have to play five points from Derrick White and most part we played well of their final seven district games 18 on five three*-pointers from Corin Peterson led Blount- on the road, but having taken Marquavious Johnson to spark a stown with 15 points, but it was, care of business at home thus 66-57 home victory over Blount- the season-high 22 from White far makes those prospects a little Graceville's
stown on Tuesday night to move that proved most influential, less daunting. Octavian Mount
to 5-0 in District 2 competition. with Anderson saying that the "'It's greatto be 5-0 with abunch (31) drives to the
Graceville controlled the game young guard is getting more of road games. It's a lot better basket against
early and often, going up by nine comfortable -and assertive as a than being 3-2 with a bunch of Blountstown's
in the first period before going varsity player. road games to play," Anderson Ased Farooqi
On to take a 39-23 lead into the "He's becoming more and said. "We knewwe needed to get during a game
halftime break. more aggressive offensively and out of the gate good and we've Tuesday night in
The lead was 56-34 after three kind of taking what the defense been able to dothat. Nowwe just Graceville. GHS
quarters and GHS started substi- gives him, but doing it so far all have to sustaifn it when we go on won the game 67tuting more liberally in the fourth. in the right way," the coach said. the road. I feel like we're playing 57 to improve to.
"We played well for three quar- "I'm very happy to see that." 5-0 in District 2i
ters, but we need to do a bet- Graceville is now 6-5 overall, See PERFECT, Page 3B PHOTO BY ESTAL MATTOX
COTTONDALE GETSTHE WIN Ppkb
BY DUSTIN KENT
After having to wait for nearly the first
full month of the season to do it, the
Sneads Pirates finally got into the win
column Tuesday night with a 79-51 victory over the Wewahitchka Gators.
The Pirates came
into the game losers
of their first seven
games and found
themselves down 82 to start the game,
but it was all Sneads
from that point on,
as SHS went on a 34-13 run to close the
half and take a 36-21 edge.
The lead was 61-35 after three quarters and the' Pirates cruised in the
JeremyWert had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pirates, with Darius
Williams and Devonte Pettus each adding 15.
"It feels great to get that monkey off
your back," Sneads coach Bruce Hubbs
said after the game. "I hope we can add
some to it, but it's not going to be any
easier. We're just trying to get better every day. But the kids are pretty happy
and excited about the win. It finally
feels pretty good after a game, so we're
pretty happy about it."
The coach said he believes that his
team has been on the verge of having a
breakthrough in recent weeks, but just
could never get over. the hump in the
final period of close games.
Fortunately for the Pirates, this one
was decided well before the' fourth
.. ,:: !!' "We've had spurts where we've played / ,> i : as good as anybody" Hubbs said. We
-- ,'" haven't been blown ouit. We've been
+ :close for a long time now, but we've just had so0me ;terrible fourth quarters. But
PHO-BYALYOGS !m'nfle~s~dwith their progress."
hiply'sAmada Pschl (2)pus u a k~t urig agameaganstCottondal~oTe sda1Oy n'i'0Gt *. i:Sneads wil have two more tough
hipley'sAmanda aschal, 12)Tputsupaa sottdurin a gameagainstgames to finish the: week, taking on The Lady Tigers beat Cottondale on Tuesday night in Cottondale to improve to 11-3 on the: sea- Thomas County (Ga.) on Friday and
son.~ See SNEADS, Page 3B
Prep Basketball Prep ,Soccer
Holmes rallies late Marianna olspast
to topple Malone co untyvl Malone
.Y BSHELIA MADER ,picked up the second goal BY DUSTI 'I KENT 51-41 with 5:04 to play. F...a.orepodn with an assist by Domen.
dkent~jcflonidan corn The lead was nine at 56- The Marianna High In the second h~lf, I bbMALONE The Holmes 47 after a three-pointer School soccer teams were inson recorded the third
County Lady. Blue Devils from Jakivia Hearns with on different fields Tues- goal of the evening with
overcameal10-point fourth 3:14 to play, but Holmes day as the girls traveled tO an assist by Lexie Basford.
quarter deficit to stun the County closed the game on county rival Malone and Stewart made it a hat trick
Malone Lady Tige~s~4-63 a 17-7 run to take the win. the boys played host to Bay night with two more goals,
<'ues- Hannah Prescott sparked ,Hg.assisted by RobinSon~ :and
I d a y the. rune with a triple to Basford. The final goal
ni g ht makq it ,56-50, and then Lady Bulldogs came from Domen assistin a followed it with two more .. "":. ...... "ed byRobinson.
Wmatch- quick baskets following : =... The LadyBulldogs picked Malone goalkeeper VicSup of Malone turnoversrs to cut up their eighth win of the toria Curl did an outstandtop "i tP10 the lead to two with 2:04 to season with a 6-0 shut- ing job in the box with 14
teai~l nClass I. play. out over the young Lady saves, avoiding* a mercy
The' a)Tigers 'busted A basket. j,.by Angelica TigVaermscnrle rule ending.
open a tie game in the Livingston off of a nice Vaei iscotold Flown h ae
fourth quarter with an 11- feed from Brelove put the ~.~the box allowing no goals coach Scott Wiggins was
1 run to start the period, Lady Tigers back up four, and recording three saves. pleased'to get a win.
With Curteeona Brelove but two more buckets by SUBMITTED PHOT'O/TORI WIGGINS At the half it was a 2-0 game "We got Catholic Friday
taking over with a three- Prescott and another two Marianna's Yasmine Bellamy (21) makes a play for the ball with thle first goal coming and that's always a tough pointer, a beautifulireverse from Morgan Cross tied during agame against Malone on Tuesday.The Lady Bulldog off the foot of Taniyah Rob- game, especially on their ~scoop. shot, and then a picked up their eighth win of the season with a 6-0 shutout inson on an assist by Ari- .
driving basket to make it See HOLMES, Page 3B over the Lady Tigers. ona Domen. Mya Stewart See MARIANNA, Page 38
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QB Manuel out against Miami
The Associated Press rone made the decision to terback selected in the first fident" that Manuel will sit Manuel early into prac- round. start in the Bills finale at
ORCHARD PARK, NY tice on Wednesday after He has gone 4-6 as a New Englandon Dec, 29. Bills rookie quarterback EJ the rookie first-round draft starter this season. And The injury comes after Manuel was ruled out from pick showed difficulty this will mark the third Manuel had won his first playing against the Miami with his mobility. Manuel time since training camp road game of the season, Dolphins because of swell- practiced inside the team's that he's been sidelined and had a chance to help ing in his left knee. fieldhouse, and was then with a knee injury. Buffalo string together That means journeyman held out once Marrone Manuel missed the final consecutive wins for the
backup Thad Lewis, who shifted the session outside two weeks of the preseason first time since Weeks 2 is from Miami, will make on the slick turf at Ralph after having a procedure On and 3 of 2012. his fourth start of the sea- Wilson Stadium. his left knee, which he hurt Manuel is 3-2 at home son on Sunday and sec- Marrone said Manuel's in a game against Minne- and has struggled with his ond of the year against the lack of mobility and insta- sota. He then missed four consistency on the road. Dolphins. bility in the knee would games after spraining his Lewis has proven to be
The Bills (5-9) have al- have made it difficult to right knee in a 37-24 loss at a capable backup since ready been eliminated play. And he was also con- Cleveland on Oct. 3. being promoted from the from playoff conten- cerned how ready Manuel Marrone first 'revealed practice squad on Oct. 7. tion. The Dolphins (8-6), .might be with limited the injury on Monday, but He went 1-2 in place of meanwhile, control their practice time. was optimistic about Man- Manuel earlier this season
own playoff destiny. Mi- Manuel was hurt during uel's chances of playing. before Lewis was sidelined aji, which has won three a 27-20 loss at Jacksonville That changed over the by a rib injury in a 35-17 straight and four of five, on Sunday, though it's not past two days when Man- loss at New Orleans. can clinch aberth byeither clear on which play the in- uel's knee did not respond Lewis' victory came winning its final two games jury occurred. to treatment. against the Dolphins on
or having both Baltimore Drafted 16th overall out Though Manuel won't Oct. 20, when he threw for THEASSOCIATED PRESS
and Cincinnati lose. of Florida Statei Manuel play this weekend, Mar- 202 yards and an intercep- Buffalo quarterback EJ Manuel scrambles for yardage against Bills coach Doug Mar- was the first and only quar- rone said he felt "very con- tion in the 23-21 win. Jacksonville on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla.
Haden, Cameron held out of practice Meesterretiring
The Associated Press able to play in Cleveland's after
final two games. Browns 14
BEREA, Ohio -- Browns coach Rob Chudzinski says
star cornerback Joe Haden Haden is day to day. The Associated Press pro that he's been this enand starting tight end Jor- Cameron reported Mon- tire time," teammate Mardan Cameron will miss day with concussion-lke JACKSONVILLE, Fla. cedes Lewis said. "He's
practice with injuries and symptoms. Chudzinski is No suit and tie. No stage been the same way since
could be sidelined against not sure when Cameron and backdrop. No family I got here, and he's one of
the Jets. was injured in Sunday's and friends, the guys that I've learned
Hoden sustained a pain- game. Veteran Jacksonville Jag- from as far as how to conf hip bruise in the sec- Cameron is one of the uars center Brad Meester, duct myself on and off the
ond half. of Sunday's loss AFC's top tight ends this a blue-collar lineman who field."
to Chicago. Haden, who season with 75 catches spent his entire career try- Meester has started 207
has been playing at a Pro for 848 yards and seven "THEASSOCIATED PRESS ing to avoid the spotlight, career games, including
Bowl level, has been get- touchdowns. If Cameron Chicago wide receiver Brandon Marshall pushes Cleveland announced his retirement the last 88. ting treatment the past few can't play, Gary Barnidge cornerback Joe Haden away after a catch Sunday in in fitting fashion Wednes- He considered retiredays and is hopeful he'll be will likely start. Cleveland. day. Meester stood byhis ment last year, but Bradlockerfollowingamorning ley and general manager
walkthrough and called it Dave Caldwell talked him
Aaron Hernandez Murder Case quits after 14 seasons. into sticking around an"It's something I seri- other season. He seriousously thought about for a ly thought about playing
long time," Meester said. again in 2014, .especially
"It's been a tough deci- with Caldwell and Bradsion for me because this is ley in his ear, but decided
something that I love do- against it after Sunday's
ing. ... But the more and loss to Buffalo:"
more I thought about, it, "I think sometimes if
the more I know that it's 'you do something for that
time and I'm looking for- long it's hard to say no to
ward to that next chapter it," Meester said. "I kept
in my life and being able thinking ihaybe I should
to spend some time with come back. Maybe I
my family." should -try and do anothMeester's home finale er 'one. I had talked to a
will come Sunday against bunch of people, and the
Tennessee. His final game option was there for me
will be Dec. 29 at India- to' come back and try to
napolis, about 360 miles' do this one more time if
from his home outside I wanted to, but the more
Iowa City, Iowa. and more I kept thinkA secondround draft ing about it, the more my
pick from Northern Iowa family played into it."i
in 2000, the 36-year-61d Meester and: his wife,
Meester played his entire Jamie, have six daugh:
career in Jacksonville. He ters between the ages of 7
is the only person to play months and 11 years.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS for every coach in fran- Meester missed just 14 In this Oct. 9 photo, former New England football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. chise history: Tom Cough- games because .of injury famiy fies w ongifl-deat law uit (2000-02), Jack Del Rio over ae14 years. He. missed
/m!Viti.m,.Ui's a ilfeso gf.-d a h la s i (2003-11), Mike'Mularkey four g min2005 with
(2012) and Gus Bradley a torn left biceps, four
(2013). games in 2007 with abroThe Associated Press He is held without bail. more than $3 million it home. She died Monday." He is one 'of only five ken anle and four more The lawsuit alleges Her- believes he's owed from In June, Perry survived active players who have in 2008 with a torn right HARTFORD, Conn. nandez "maliciously, will- his cohtra~ft, a car accident that killed spent at least 14 seasons' biceps. That stretch had
Former New England fully, wantonly, recklessly. A hearing is scheduled. Hernandez's friend Thad- withfthe same team. many wondering' how Patriots tight, end Aaron or by gross negligence Thursday on those two deus Singleton III. Police "'People dream about much longer he would Hernandez has been sued caused Odin Lloyd to suf- restraining orders to pre- say she and Singleton, being where he is right play by the family of aman he's fet personal injuries that serve Hernandez's assets. who was married to Her- now, being able'to last in 'Coachesandteammates ~accused of killing while directly resulted in his The filing notes anoth- nan~iez's cousin, had a this league, play at ahigh said he's been playing as police investigate the death." er claim is being made child together. .level and just being the well as ever.
death of another person The Lloyd family's~ at- against Hernandez in a on the periphery of that torney, Kevin J. Phelan, Florida lawsuit by a friend, case. .declined to comment on Alexander Bradley, who al- CARTERS LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPLY
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fessional football player family also seeks a court Bristol, was found uncon- WE SELL AND TRADE NEW AND USED GUNS. PISTOLS, REVOLVERS, SHOTGUNS AND RIFLES. who was dating the sister order to keep the Patriots scious and not breathof Hernandez's girlfriend, from paying Hernandez ing inside a Southington .[l/l!// *_,* l~. a
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0's, Balfour agree to 2-year deal a little better every day and that's
the most important thing."
The Associated Press Balfour is the first significant GHS girls fall to
I addition this offseason by the Blountstown
BALTIMORE Two weeks af- Orioles, who went 85-77 in 2013
ter trading their closer to Oak- but came up short in their bid to The Graceville Lady Tigers
land, the Baltimore Orioles reach the postseason for a sec- didn't find the same success as
agreed to a two-year, $15 million ond straight year. the boys Tuesday night, falling
contract with former Athletics Balfour, who turns 36 on Dec. to Blountstown 40-21 to fall to
closer Grant Balfour on Tuesday, 30, went 1-3 with 38 saves in 41 3-9 overall and 3-3 in District 2
according to a person familiar -opportunities with Oakland last play.
with the deal. season. He made $4.5 million Graceville led by one after the
Balfour's contract will not be with the Athletics in 2013. He first quarter, but Blountstown
completed until the right-hand- had a 2.59 ERA and 72 strikeouts, took control in the second peer passes a physical, the per- with 27 walks in 62 2-3 innings. riod and carried a 21-12 lead
son told The Associated Press, In 2012, he had 24 saves in into the halftime break and exspeaking on condition of ano- 26 chances. In 10 seasons with tended the margin to 15 in the
nymity because the transaction Minnesota, Milwaukee, Tampa third.
had not been. announced by the Bay and the Athletics, Balfour is Madison McDaniel scored 16
Orioles. THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS 28-17 with 72 saves and a 3.27 points for Graceville.,
Balfour fills the vacancy left Closer Grant Balfour agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the ERA. by the trade of closer Jim John- Orioles on Tuesday. Balfour had 38 saves last season for the A's. The addition of Balfour son, who was dealt to Oakland means the Orioles won't have H l e
because Baltimore didn't want was in line for a huge raise. vice president of baseball opera- to try Tommy Hunter or Darren H olm
to pay him about $10 million a "It's really about the allocation tions Dan Duqt4ette said at the O'Day at closer. Both likely will Fro season. Johnson had 50 saves in of resources and to have a com- time. "You have to have proper be tried in a setup or situational m Page lB each of the past two seasons but petitive team," Orioles executive balance." role. the game at 60 with 5.5 seconds
on the clock.
Livingston missed a threepoint attempt on the ensuing
t mMalone possession and Holmes County took the lead for
good with a bucket inside by
The Associated Press A SAARESHowever, the issue is being dealt move in the right direction." Jessica Belser with 27 seconds
with under a provision in the col- World Series champion Boston on the clock. NEW YORK While the New League average $3.39 il- lective bargaining agreement that was fourth at $5.46 million, just After another defensive stop,
York Yankees set another salary li erentfro12) gradually eliminates the 15 teams behind Detroit at $5.53 million, the Lady Blue Devils put the
record, the Houston Astros had D : in the largest markets from re- St. Louis, which won the NLpen- game away at the foul line with
the lowest average in the major Y $ ceiving revenue sharing, and the nant, was 10th at $3.75 million. two free throws converted by
leagues in 14 years and the at- srgtwith hietaee) Astros are 15th. Under that provi- TampaBayhad the lowest rank- Cierra Davis with 5.4 seconds
tension of the players' union L sion, those clubs forfeited 25 per- ing among the 10 playoff teams remaining.
The overall big league average Asros $54 tbyan cent of the money this year, half and was 24th at $2.13 million. Brelove, who finished with
rose 5.4 percent this season to MLB t in 2014, 75 percent the following. Among regulars at positions, a game-high 30 points, hit a
a record $3.39 million, accord- year and all in 2016. designated hitters took over from three-pointer at the buzzer fo
ing to the annual report released 2009. The Los Angeles Dodgers 'We are watching both clubs first basemen for the highest av- the final margin. Wednesday by the Major League' were second at $7.82 million, closely, but were already aware erage at $10.5 million. First base- She had 10 of those points Baseball Players Association. Houston's average -of $549,603 what their 2013 spending would 'men were next at $6.5 million, in the final period, but didn't The increase was the steepest was the smallest since the 1999 be and that there wasn't.enough followed by starting pitchers at touch the ball on two critical since 2006. Kansas City Royals at $534,460. there to move beyond acknowl- $6.3 million, second basemen at late possessions after the Lady:
In the economy at large, civil- The Miami Marlins were 29th at edging as much," newunionhead $5.8 million, outfielders at $5.6 Blue Devilsihad tied and taken ian compensation is increasing $830,069, down from $3.77 mil- Tony Clark said in an email to The million, third basemen at $5.2 the lead, and Holmes County at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, lion in 2012, when they ranked Associated Press. "With Houston million, shortstops at $4.5 mil- took advantage. according to the U.S. Bureau of 10th. a big factor is their impending lion, catchers at $4.4 million and Lenibel Concepcion led the
Labor Statistics. The average Baseball's collective bargain- 'market disqualification.' For relief pitchers at $2.2 million, LadyBlue Devilswith 19 points, U.S. wage in 2012 was $42,498, ing agreement requires a team to Miami, they actually have a long- Figures are based on Aug. followed by Prescott with 17, according to the Social Security use revenue-sharing money it re- range plan that suggests they will 31 rosters and disabled lists, and Jessica Belser with 11. Administration. ceives "in an effort to improve its make the considerations neces- with 940 ', players 'averaging Alicia Jackson added 14
The Yankees had the highest performance on the field." The sary to be compliant. $3,386,212. Major. League Base- points for the Lady Tigers, who average for the 15th consecutive Marlins had been required to "That said, both clubs are be- ball, which uses slightly different fell to 9-4 with the loss. season at $8.17 million, breaking raise player payroll annuallyfrom ing monitored, and MLB rec- methods, calculated its average., Holmes County improved to the mark of $7.66 million when 2010-12 under an agreement be- ognizes that there is a potential at $3,320,089, an increase of 6.9 13-1 with the victory. they won the World Series in tween MLB and the union. for a dispute if the clubs do not percent.
Court: M can depose A-Rod's cousin in drug suit From
The Associated Press day that A-Rod's cousin, Yuri Su- banned performanee-enhanc- ted using PEDs from 2001-03 field, and so it's great to. go in cart, and another witness must ing drugs. Rodriguez denies us- while with Texas, media reports there with a win in the previMIAMI A Florida appeals submit to the depositions. The ing banned substances and the said Sucart obtained the sub- ous game, he said. court has -ruled Major League court rejected arguments that players' union filed a grievance stances for A-Rod. "Hopefully, we will have evBaseball can take a deposition MLB's case against Biogenesis of to overturn his 211-game sus- Rodriguez has sued MLB over eryone back and can pick up from a cousin of Alex Rodriguez America and others belonged in pension, a case pending before its investigation, another win."
as part of the sport's lawsuit in- federal rather than state court. an arbitrator. Thirteen 'players Judge Thomas Logue wrote the volving banned substances. MLB claims that Biogenesis accepted suspensions of 50-to- opinion after hearing the case Bulldogs
The 3rd District Court of Ap- violated its agreements with 65 games. with Judges Linda AnnWells and
peal in Miami ruled 3-0 Wednes- players by providing them with After Rodriguez in 2009 admit- Kevin Emas. For the Bulldogs, it was a, 10 loss to Bay. The Bulldogs are
still without starter Nic Helms
storming past the Wewahitchka and just never looked back after. road from us. I don't expect it due to a knee injury last week Sneads Lady Gators 64-12. that." to be easy," he said. "I like the and will be out through the
Tasherica McMillon had 17 The Lady Pirates will next corn- chance to play some teams not break. From Page lB points to lead the way for Sneads, pete in the Marianna Christ- in our district. It gives us some- Coach Garyn Waller after the
Bay High on Saturday in the with Aaliyah" Williams adding mas Shootout at Marianna High thing else to look at, especially game said, "You always want to Marianna Christmas Shootout 13 points, and Emily Glover 12, School, taking on Marianna today with Malone being a team we get a win, but 1-0 against Bay at Marianna High School. as the Lady Pirates improved to at 4 p.m. and coming back Satur- could see in the playoffs. is not bad. We rested a couple
7-2 overall and 5-0 in District 2 day to face Malone at 2 p.m. "I want to. gee (Sneads) play of our, starters for the Catholic Lady Pirates competition. Ward said he hasn't seen either some tough competition, some- game coming up Friday and we
roll ovrc w "I was pleased with the way we team, but he has a good idea of body who will challenge you and are still without Nic (H~lms)."
came out. We didn't come out what kind of challenge his Lady make you work. I know it won't "We are still in good shape The Sneads Lady Pirates had dragging," Sneads coach Andy Pirates willbein for. be easy against either one of though and we will give it
an easy time picking up their lat- 'Ward said after the game. "We "They're big games. They're them and II know we'll have to our best shot Friday against est district victory Tuesday night, got after it and made some shots county rivals right down the -play our best." Catholic."
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GENERA &' PPCA OIE FRWO ULups Razor Edge l2wks.
I . oldUp todate on all shots
V ,and wormed2 MALES 2 FE--.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR Split Oak Firewood MALEgreat dogs,raised
Delivered in the Wiregrass! FOR SALE AKC registered Lab puppies, Black are dograd
AIRCRAFT MECHANICS $75 For a Full Sized Pickup load. $250, Yellow $300,. Will be ready for on site have shown ABKC
THAT WORKED FOR $12 for 5 Gallon bucket of kindling wood. Chirstmas. Call Donnie 229-309-1473 show (334)400-5175
HAYES INTERNATIONAL 14 334-393-9923 40 L Fine Wine Better With Time E
IN DOHANAL ______________________ Shih-Tzu male, Iyear old needs loving family W ;U W
IN 1962 196. D IT M for Christmas, all shots including rabies.
BEW E 92- 16.Shih-Tzu, 4 year old male, registeredFRSPODC Dining Rm. set Cherry, thl. 6 chairs & lighted AKC/ Philippine kennel Club. PLEASE CALL 888-900-7034 china cabinet $700. Bed rm. complete set- Both from extensive champion backgrounds.
white oak, Q-bed w/ hd.bd. matt & springs 850-482-8261 GREEN FROZEN
$500. SLS Frig stainless steel $800. 246-0495.
___________________________Miniture Schnauzer puppies Want apuppy forPENT [- I I Christmas but don't want to deal with it during we also have
ethe Holidays? Pick yours out now and Pick up shelled peanuts
Of i r m GUN SHOW after Jan. 18th. $350. 334-464-0000 83
presentto cashier DECEMBER 7TH & 8TH I OWT Dpos.it aBa 850-209-3322 850-536594
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one free. Shop us before you buy and save Hwix 231.4othnAlaam-M
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Dec. 16TH 23RD. DIABETIC TEST STRIPS
,am-7pm 1213 S. Oates Advertis you "COO SEALED/ by viitn www .c ri...... See site fo dtals
Dothan, AL NEEDED I BUY SEALED!
UNEXPIRED BOXES Desk roll top, large. $185 Commecial Gatorade sleeper sofa Rattann, $265. Upright piano,
DUE TO AGE HEALTH & NERVES! CALL BOB (334) 219-4697 cooler 24 x 24 x 5.3 850-209-7386 needs tuning. $235. 850-209-7386
NOW SELLING Wed B O 85 71008 Refrigerator Kenmore side by side, ice maker, CLASSIIED ADVERTISING
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Backyard Treasure 2331 Ross Clark Cr. Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
HUGE Blondies on the side look for signs Hwy -West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440. A
69 & 90 Fri. 20th & Sat. 21st. (7-?) furn, appl,
antiques, H/H, Christmas items, dishes Tv's, M O R SALE
DVD, VCR and much more "!!!
RN Program Textbooks Six books have never
been used and those that were factory shrink Publication Date Deadline
plastic wrapped still are. At Chipola College
bookstore these 6 are sold in a bundle for $317 Wednesday, December 25 .... Tuesday, December 24 ........9:00 a.m.
Storewide Sale Starting at + tax. 1. All-in-One Care Planning Resource
20% off Furniture (3rd Ed. 2. Comp. Review for NCLEX Exam (5th Thur day, December 26 Tuesday, December 24 ..... 9:30 a.m.
Ed.)-; 3. Mosby's Nursing Drug Guide (10th Ed.)
30% off Accessories ;4. Mosby's Med. Dictionary of Nursing (9th Dis Ads
Ed.)5. Mosby's Diagnostic Test Ref (11 Ed.) ; 6.
i 40% off Glassware Custom eBook Library for all the above. Publication Date Deadline
/ 50% off Christmas .(Pageburst) Textbooks abovee are 2nd bundle
for RN prog. @ Chipola. Also have 1st bundle Sunday, December 22 ........ Wednesday, December 18 :. ... -5:00 p.m.
some never used all in excellent condo. (pd.T
$734) other items required for program. Tuesday, December 24 .....Thursday, December 19 ..... 12:00.Noon
Would consider breaking bundle IF I could sell Wednesday, December 25 .Thursday, December 19 .....,.5:00 p.m.
2 or more to individual. Call 850-274-8776.
...... & :" ,, . .. AThursday, December 26 Friday, December 20 ........12:00 Noon
6 s O Friday, December 27 ........ Monday, December 23 ...... 12:00 Noon
BUSIESS OPPORTUNITIES The Classified Department will be closing at Noon on Tuosday, I
Bulldogs mixed Rottweiler puppies SW $75. December 24th and will be closed Wedesday, December 25th. READY NOW !.850-579-2903/1-985-330-6096
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Satsuma SALE I1 _r
$10.00 per bag or $20.00 per box S IIO DLE TLEXS QUAD
Bar-L Ranch Hwy 73 south and Laramore Rd.
Marianna FL or call 850-209-5506 Life Management Center Look ahead to your Huge 6BR/4BA Home for rent in Marianna,
frouhwest Inowe n, future! Start training GREAT HOME FOR MULTI FAMILIES : 2 kitchfor a new career in ens, 2 dining, 3 living, plenty of storage, | Medical Assisting, barn,huge fenced pool.Will consider separatBachelor's Level Case Managers COLLEGE Medical Office Admin, ing into individual apartments. No Contract.
.Pharmacy Technology, CHRISTMAS SPECIAL $100 OFF DEPOSIT
Child or Adult Services & HVAC! a 1/4 Mile From Wal-Mart 850-544-0440 )k
FCall Fortis College 855-445-3276
Jackson CountIy, FL For consumer info: visit www fortis edu UF .
Job details, benefits &application ,21 & 21BR Apartments in Marianna
~ t.2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
information is available on-line: CW 0 lm 23 &Lot rent included. For details
www.Imccares.org 4 850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 (
Pre-employment Drug & Background screening required o 2 & 3 BR Mobile Homes
EOE/Drug Free Workplace in Marianna & Sneads (850 209-8595
Accommodations will be provided to
HOME GROWN, FRESH persons with disabilities if requested at least 5 2BR 1BA House in quiet neighborhood in
days go advance Marianna, very nice, large lot, Ready Jan 3rd
$10._perbox_&_HALTHCAREAPARTMNTSUNFURNISHED $650 Mo + Dep. (850) 573-1232
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FreshG eens ~ 1/1 apL near Blue Springs $525/month;
I$400/deposit Call Joanne 850-693-0570.
All Farm Fresh! Cedar Creek Apartments 1BR/1BA $500 Austin Tyler& Co *
220 W. Hwy 52 Malvern HealthCARE Appliances, lawn care & pest control included. Quality Homes & Apartments
Must be 62 or older or disabled Call 850-352- 850- 526-3355 or austintylerco com
S334-793-6690 m 3878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org "Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
Now Hiring For The Following Position:
RN Weekend Supervisor Seeking Dynamic and Innovative
BULK WHEAT LPN 3-11
MDS Coordinator Managing Editor
$900 per bussell Apply in person at: The Dothan Eagle, a 26,000 daily newspaper located in Dothan, Al, is seeking a superstar
$9.0 per mussel .I Managing Editor. We are a BH Media company located in Southeast Al just 80 miles from
229-246-1340 (0 signature Healthcare of North Florida. the sugar white beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. We have sister weekly and daily publications
1083 Sanders Avenue, in Marianna Florida, Enterprise AI, Eufaula Al, and Auburn AI., The paper seeks a deadline.-oriented all-purpose editor with a strong passion for local content. The position requires MADDOX FARMS Graceville, Florida 850-263-4447 competency and experience in all areas including staff supervision, reporting, editing,
Beautiful Bermuda Coastal Hay page design, social media, photography and online news presentation.
4 Round Rolls $50 w Square $5 JM 10) TO VLAC9_ AN A,
Call 334-791-0023 t's simple, call one of our friendly QUALIFICATIONS:
A Classified representatives Candidates must have a proven traik record of successfully managing day to day
Rolled Hay for Sale Peanut Hay (wred), operations of an active newsroom.
Bahia & Coastal.5x5+ rols and they will be elad to assist you.
Delivery available GE A This position requires brilliant news judgment, strong leadership and coaching skills,
solid. community relations and a passion for both digital and print journalism.
_utom t You must demonstrate extremely innovative thinking all while maintaining a good
PASTUE & SALLS sense of humor and positive attitude.
Sp ca st The ideal candidate will have at least TEN years experience in journalism with a
MADDOX FARMS et minimum of five years of experience as an assigning and supervising editor.
(barn or pastures) a Daily newspaper newsroom and digital media experience is a must
II0 Beautiful Trails aayP scr iso ihavn& t
Excellent Care Strong ability to meet deadlines consistently and perform under pressure.
iCall 334-791-0023 or 334-791-7312
ersow N Journalism degree from a reputable college or university.
i The paper offers an outstanding benefits package that
your.clean includes vacation, quality health insurance and a 401K plan.
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Pre-employment drug and background screen required.
You may apply online at www.bhmginc.com
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is now hiring: 2890 Noland St. Marianna II "sum riiatn
Weekend House Supervisor, RN IT'S AS EASY AS 1 2 -3 593-4455
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Dozer and Excavation Work N o~rth o R eta I.ill buy yout slightly used
Te Ponds Road Building Demolition orth Florida Rental unmg an i
Full Time, 7a-7p Fire Line Plowing Burning al ,.50 348-0588
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CNA', email@example.com ________________I__-L_Full Time, 3-11 shift POWER PRODUCTS
MODEL #PS32, PS421, PS510 In Stock
Great Pay and Benefits NEW a USED TIRES More Models Available GAll Nes
Health, Vision & Dental n s Greenhouses
1NEW TIES BE L P I 1nml I 850-526-7368 in Stock
Please Apply at: TRIPLET. 2 N d i35 Years in BusinesL
River Valley Rehabilitation Center TRIPLE 2890 Noland St. Marianna
17884 NE Crozier Street
Blountstown, Fl. 32424
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YOUR TOWING NEEDS!
" ~Convenience! W. Dothan '7
Justoff Main/Westgate! 24 '!Woa" 7.... '7":
3/2, 1600 SF, large fenced AUTO BODY & RECYCLING
yard. $900. 334-596-0461 PAYING[OP DOLLAR FOR JUNK CARS
Contact Jason Harger at 334-791-2624 MOIL HO E ORRN __j_____________*2 & 3 bedroom mo bile Homes in Cottondale. A CL O O RC
S0 and up. H20, garbage, sewer Included. CALL FOR TOP PRICE
-http://www~charloscontryliving.com. FOR JUNK VEHICLES
+ _854-209-8847 .,
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale. I ALSO SELL USED PARTS
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month, 24 HOUR TOWING 4 334-792-8664
Please call 850-258-1594 or.
850-638-8570 Leave Message Chad's Used
3/2 located in Sneads $375. Mo. SalvageCars LLC
I PAYS TOP DOLLAR $$$
I 850-573-0308 4m for you Junk Vehicals
.. WE WILL COME 'AND HAUL 4 n O Chad Gibson 334-684-8481 or 334-588-0047
..... &Got a Clunker :
We'll be yorJunked'
Jaco 2008 Jay Flight G2 series, travel trailer We b yourJker!ar
,We buy wrecked cars:
22 ft. Bunk House, lots of storage,TV with and Farm Equip. at a
surround sound & DVD, microwave, gas or fair and honest price!
elec. electric awning/lift, sleeps 6 2 & C
excellent condition. $9500. Call anytime $250 toPle Cars
850-638-9363 or 850-326-0124 CALL 3344144285
r--------------- ------------------------------Cargo Trailer enclosed 12ft long, less than R*n Weobuy W rked # e1itl
4000 miles, rear and side doors. Bought in ornot
September $2300. OBO 217-424-1033. ......... -o -.3 ... siV1. efcn
Utility Trailer 6' x 10, x 4' mesh sided trailer with tandem axles and brakes $1250. W. a.e updated cAR
OUTRIGH1T! InPin nOln
(TRAN' S ORTATION Regardless of year, make, model, we have
millions of dollars on hnd oay you goodA'
'We Are On~ The Coast Bt WobrTh rive, Jeep 2000 Wrangler Sport. Red. four wheel reputable,&wecan giveyoafairprie 1 o f-0077g25
drive with air conditioning, roll cage, aluminum appraIstin 15minutes.
wheels, hard top and soft top. Frame for soft Callforappointmen dealer.877497-7975. top is installed. 140,000 miles but vehicle is in great shape for age and miles. $5,200. 334-494-2430.
ATS FOR SAL
Chrysler 2004 PT Cruiser
GT Turbo, leather, sunroof, loaded, clean,
Corvette 2001 silver with black interior, new tires, Z06 brakes, low miles, many extras, great condition. $12,500. OBO 334-585-5396.
GOT BAD CREDIT?
4 $0 Down/Ist Payment,
Tax, Tag & Title Pass Repo pass bankruptcy
SLOW CREDIT O1
Ask About $1000. off at time of purchase.
-I Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
Grand Marque 2008 leather seat, 1-owner 4i
low mileage, blackw/ gray int. new tires, Garage kept looks like new 334-797-5151 -- I.*
Honda 2009 Accord, 4 door, Super Sharp! Like new, $200 down, $249 per month. Call Ron Ellis 334-714 0028.
iLincoln 2007 MKZ'
(Metallic Red), Cream Leather, all. power, sun
roof, dial-in door, cooled
and heated seats, navigation, new tires, new battery. Only 70000 miles. Is in immaculate condition. $14,500. Call 334-693-2603
Mercury 200A Grand Marquis G/S 60K miles, loaded, light blue in color, exc cond. like new Michelin tires. $6250. OBO 334-618-7682 Call before 9pm
Nissan 2009 Altima. Good family car, great gas mileage, fully loaded, pwr windows, cruise, AT, AM-FM, CD. $250 down, $250 per month. Call Steve Hatcher 334-791-8243.
Nissan A 2013, low miles, Must Sell!1 $200
down, $279 per month. Call Ron Ellis 334-714- Clean Out Your Kitchen
Nisa Alii 2013,lowxilesMustSellnc$20
Pontiac 1999 Bonneville: cold AC, warm heat, dependable, nice car, 151k miles, $2,995.
Call 334-792-8018 and Turn Extra Appliances
Suzuki 2006 Forenza: White, 4-door sedan. 114,000 miles. New AC. Almost new tires. No wrecks. Body in good condition, only a couple of dings. $3,200 obo. 334-790-0379
Toyota 2011 Camry SE, Prices Are Out of Sight! I
Roof, wheels, pwr seat, pwr windows, AT, AM/FM/CD, Great gas mileage. $300 down, $300 per month. Call Steve Hatcher 334-791- .
1981 BMW Motorcycle R100RSl1000cc Red Those appliances mgtbe wasingyou vaual cabinet
Smoke. Perfect condition, Many'extras. $4,995. rrm g t w si gU -dua I
Call 334-470-1972 or 470-1971.
-space, but chances are someone out there would love them. B
2008 High Booster 1300 GX Motorcycle NavyY t0U
Blue w/pipes baffled out and jet pipes. Nice,ol745Mls$70.5-5-43.u ig t e C a if d,.I ak it a ir f rth m t fn ,
M~l'Rl~lG~lN004uzud~ousi 83cc'and easier for you to sell. So try it today!
15k miles, garage kept, chromed out, over 4k in accessories, kick shifter, floorboards Vance and Hines pipes, windshield, driving lights,JA K OCUN Y FR D N
crash bar, bags, factory sissy bar, see to appreciate, a steal at 3.5 k obo. 334-794-8709
Fod187Bronco 4x4. JACKSON364o COUNTY FLORIDAN
RUNS GREAT!! Good tires.
New Sears battery, rear
~window motor, ,fuel gauge.
miles oni major tune-up (including distributor,... plugs, Wires, oxygen sensor, etc.) Been used as' my hunting camp truck the last 7 years. Asking $3,900. 334-750-5000
Ford 1973 F-100 Explorer,'
-pick-up, restored, like A6
new condition, 5.0 v-8,*
automatic, LWB, $4000. u
Ford F-250 Super Duty crew cab 2001 4-wheel '
drive, 5.4 gas engine, 128K miles, tool box & chrome brush gaurd. $10,500 Super Clean ''
Town & Country Touring.
~Cherry red wgray interior. ..
Automatic, power doors,
windows & locks, clean, very dependable. Cold* AC. Smoke free. 137K. Great family car! $3,750 Call 334-803-0724L
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Marh 16: Bristol Motor Speedway
Mardh 23: Auto club Speedway
Masci3pM rtirisville Speedway
Ap rl 6: Texas Motor Speedw Ii
April 12: Darlington Raceway
April 26: Richmond nmt Raceway
May 4: Talladega Super speedway a May 10: Kansas Speedway II
May 17: AlI-Star Race at charlotte
May 25: charlotte Motor Speedway
June i:fDOver Int. Speedway
June 8: Pocono Race way
June 15: Michigan int. Speedway
Jane 22: Sonoma Raceway
June 28: Kentucky Speedway
Jub, 5: Daytona Int. Speedway
July 13: New Hampshire Motor
July 27: IndIanapolis Motor Speedway
Aug. 3: Pocono Raceway
Aug. 10: Watkins Glen Int.
Aug. 17: Michigan Int. Speedway
Aug. 23: Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug. 31: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sept. 14: Chicagoland SpeedwayVV Sept. 21: New Hampshire Motor
Sept 28: Dover Int. Speedway
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Oct.19: artllae Sppeedway
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Nov.9:~ Phoenix Int. Race way