Jackson County Floridan

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Jackson County Floridan
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Sunday Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
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Marianna Fla
Chipola Pub. Co.
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
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S field identified Two in trio of teenage duckhunters beenfromth areaIron
City, Ga. The boy who died
rescued, one body is recovered was approximately -16
Staff Report called to report that they'd seen what years old, Roberts said.
appeared to be a person lying in the field. BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER Roberts said two of the One of the boaters had
The body found in a field south of The discovery occurred around noon teenage boyswererescued used his cellphone to call
Graceville on Monday has been identi- on Monday. fairly early into the effort, for help after the vessel
fled as that of Benjamin Jed Taylor, 37, of Roberts said the description of the man Jackson County Sheriff but that the third died. His started sinking, Roberts
Holmes County. He lived in an area of the closely matches that of a man who came Lou Roberts and about a body was recovered from said. Two were rescued
county which lies near Graceville. to someone's door around 2:30 a.m. Mon- half-dozen of his officers Lake Seminole some- about a quarter-mile from
Authorities say an autopsy is pending day in the area of the field, appearing helped search for a trio of time after 3 p.m. Central where they entered Lake
and that cause of death has not been disoriented and disheveled. youngduckhuntersacross Standard Time. Seminole near Donalson-
determined. However, officials say that The residents inside the home did not the line in Georgias Semi- Roberts did not imme- ville, plucked from the
there were no obviou signs of foul play open their door, lbut had summoned law nole County Tuesday after diately know the names water a short .time after
in the death. enforcement. However, the man had a plea for help pinged off of the boaters, but he be-
The body was found after someone wandered away before they arrived. the local 911 tower. lieved they may all have See RESCUE; Page 9A

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W Si c A Jackson County school bus makes its way through
Marianna. Roughly half of the district's students
stayed home from,school Tuesday in the wake of an
arctic blast that sent temperatures into the sub-
freezing range for most of the country.
Weather leaves


schools without
BLD Services crew member Stacy Lambert works with sewer equipment over an open manhole on Daniels Street in Marianna
on Tuesday.
Many kids across county
Who dat working outside stayhome on agidday
In s u b ;" --fg I nI I Graceville High and Elementary schools briefly
had water when the school day first started Tues-
sianaarriveju day and staff had caught some up for the prepa-
OUISIR a crew sl time, for arctic bl'ast INSIDE ration of the lunch meal, but the water flow soon
SDeep freeze strands ral ceased. None of the school's toilets would flush
BYANGIE COOK air travelers nationwide, and water fountains were not functioning. 8A Parents were called and given the option of
picking up their children, and many did.
Tuesday morning's sub- Nicolitz of Maurepas, La., While Graceville's problem was an extreme,
freezing temperatures Stacy Lambert of Ham- students across the district were also affected by
may have kept some mond, La., John Bell of the frigid weather.
people .indoors, but some Roseland, La., and Nick About half the students in Jackson County
folks still had to put on Mabrey of Baton Rouge schools opted out of classes Tuesday, with their
their boots and get to work arrived in Marianna on
- outside. Monday, just in time for See SCHOOLS, Page 9A
In'the Daniels Street the arctic blast that sent
area in Marianna, several temperaturesplummeting
work crews with Louisi- John Bell, MarkNicolitz, Nick Mabreyand Stacy Lambert take acrossmostoftheU.S. l
ana-baseld BLD Services a break from their chilly workday to pose for photo. The men joined other 01oil w ater notice
could be seen going about teens and barely crept afternoon. BLD crews already in
their workday in tempera- above freezing before One four-man crew issued s stem
tures that started in the starting to dip again in the Superintendent Mark See WORK, Page 9A

gets back on line
FSU, UCF fans can celebrate at Florida State Parks The town of Graceville was without water for
several hours on Tuesday and around 11 a.m. the
Wear team hats or shirts win of Florida State University and the noles and the Knights than with a re- city issued a precautionary boil-water notice to
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl win of the Uni- laxing hike, picnic or stroll in a Florida its customers, noting that "a loss of water pres-
for January price break versity of Central Florida by cutting State Park? Team-themed cookouts sure has been experienced due to system-wide
admission in half for its fans Mon- and gatherings in park pavilions are water well failure."
Special to the Floridan days through Thursdays throughout a good way to show others-the pride City officials said that, by around noon, the
January. they have in these two programs, pressure was getting back to normal but that
The Florida Park Service is celebrat- What better way for fans to celebrate
ing the BCS National Championship the nail-biting victories of the Semi- See PARKS, Page 9A See WATER, Page 9A

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JACKSON COUNTY PComm- unity Calenlldar

FISYOURIDA N WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 Jy ackson County Branch of the NAACP monthly. SATn RDAYs JAN 11
) AARP tax aide training session-9 a.m. until meeting- 6 p.m. St. James 4 Alford Communit Health Clinic Hours 10
Publisher Valeria Roberts 1 p.m. Jackson County Agricultural Building, Penn The gWilliam n Dunaway Chapter, Florida Soci- a.m. until last patient is seen, at 1770 arolina St. in Ave., Marianna, in the conference room. Learn ety, Sons of the American Revolution meet- Alford. Thefree clinic for incomeieligible patients
hands-on training for electronic preparation and ing-6:30 p.m. at Jim's Buffet andGrll in Marianna without medical insurance treats short-term
Circulation Manager Dena Oberski filing of tax returns free. If interested in volunteering for annual officer installation meeting. Program by -illnesses and chronic conditions. Appointments' call 718-7919. Dale Cox, speaking on" Daniel Boone in Florida:."' available (call 263-7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon Anyone interest in SAR welcome. For more info call welcome. Sign in before 11 a.m.
CONTACT US to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist 594-6664. i) Chipola Chapter, NSDAR, Will meet for"Shar-
Telephone: 850-526-3614 Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion, ein of Quilts"-11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal
FAX: 850-482-4478 8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale- Church, 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna. Arrive at
at Marianna FL THURSDAY, JAN. 9 donia St., Marianna, in the AA roomr. Attendance 10:30 to set up quilt display. Bring a brown bag
Email: o imit ed to persons with a desire to stopdcrinking; lunch. Guest welcome. For information contact at
Street Address:. Forest Certification-9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the papers will not be signed. 638-1947 or cdjordari
4403 Constitution Lane UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, Mari-
Home delivery:$11.23 per month; $32.83 Boanna. Cost $15 which includes materials, lnch and Chess Club-6 Girl Scout Winter Tea Party-noon-2 p.m. at
for Marianna, FL 32448 ibreaks. SAFCont iinug Fest Edatrion cedits FRIDAY, JAN. 10 the Masonic Temple 3024Jefferson St. in Marianna.

b or physical impairments. Persons withinu hearing Forestor for students 8 -18 years of age in Jackson County .
ffice e Hours: approved for this workshop: 3.5 hours Category 3.5 Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast and Cost is $15 per couple which in cludes patch. All
Weekdays, 8a.m. to5r p.m. hours Category 1-CF. Call 352) 2198717. Networking Evet-7 am.- 9 am. Agricultural girlskindergarten thru 12th grade regstered and
Chipola Civic Club Meeting- p. in athe Wr e Center Complex, Penn Ave., Marianna sponsored unregistered isawelcome.iCal 209-97w2.

Board Community Room, Marianna, Meeting ac- teen meetings to overcome hurts, habits and Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers.
MISS YOUR PAPER? Oaks Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's by Regionhs Bannk. Guest speaker: Robert Goetz. For 8 Alcoholncs'Anonymous Open Meeting- 4i30-
e r focus is the local communityeCommunity, Children m re info call 482;8060. 5:30 p.m. irthe AA room of First United Methodist
You should receive your newspaper no later & Character." Call 526-3142. p ACT Registration deadline-Chipola College for Church 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
than 6 a.m If it does not arrive, callCircua- St Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1 p.m St. Anne February tet date. For information, call 718-2211 or

occupied by that portion of the advertise- v w
tion between 6a.m. and noonTuesday to Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482- visit SUNDAY, JAN: 12
Friday, and 7 a. to 11 a.m. on Sundaywhhe 3734 Chaber of Commerce Power Breakfast-7 Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion,
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840) Employability Workshop-2:30 p.m. Marianna a.m.-9 a.m. at theAgricultural Center on Penn Ave. 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist
is published Tuesday through Friday and One Stop Career Center. "Making Positive First in Marianna Church2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna Attendanc
sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid Impressions" is the orkshop. It is free andpen to )) Hooks and Needles -10 the Jackson limited to persos with a desire tostop drinking.
at Marianna. FL. the public. The workshop is facilitated by a Certified County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and ) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
Motivational Career Coach. Visit experienced hand crafters.welcome to create, the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
eto register for these informative workshops. share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482- 5429 College Drive, Graceville
SUBSRIPTION RATES ChipolaRegional Workforce Development 9631.
Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83 Board Executive Committee Meeting-5 p.m. in ei Chess Club -6 p.m. 8 p.m.First United MONDAY, JAN 13
for three months; $62.05 for six months 'the Workforce Board Community Room, Marlanna. Methodist Church on Clinton St. in Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
and $123.45for one year. All pricesinclude Meeting accessible to individuals with disabilities Sponsored by Marianna Optimist Club for students Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call
appliable state d soal aateistis is eor physical impairments. Persons with.hearing or for students 8 18 years of age in Jackson County. 482-2005.
not acceptable state and lol speech impairments contact Lisa Wells at 718- All students and their parents are welcome. Players
subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail 0456, ext. 101 through the Florida Relay system by of all skill levels including beginners are welcome. ) Tickets on sale for Chipola Artist Series event
subscriptions are: $46.12 for three months; dialing 7-1-1. Call 693-0473. Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta-2 p.ri5 5 p.m. at
HOWTOGETYOUR highway obstruction, one burglary, two alarms, one fire alarm, eigChipola Box Office or online tickets at www.chipola.
$92.24 for six months and $184.47 for one .Chipola Regional Workforce Development Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worshipute, Bitol, vioatioe of pre-triallts e arventn.
year. Board General Meeting- p.m in the Workforce Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult, Themluicpt and e pn g adults 2 ge 18 nd uerso
Board Community Room, Marianna. Meeting ac- teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and Drive, Alfo, sentandmenco days cou
ADVE SING cessibleto individuals with disabilities or physical hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
Sv impairments. Persons with hearing or speech im- 209-7856, 573-1131. s)) Employability Workshop-2:30 p.m. Marianna
The advertiser agrees th anh e publisher pairments contact Lisa Wells at 718-0456f ext. 1r01 Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9 One Stop Career Center. Mock Interviewing" iS
shall not be liable for damages arising through the Florida Relay system by dialing 7-1-1. p.m. in the AA rom of First United Methodist the workshop. Itis free and open to the pulic. he
out of errors and advertisements beyond Town of Grand Ridge Council meeting-6 p.m. Churche, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.por oe oss aciite y ertiid otiationa
Career Coach. Visit employflorida.corr to register
thae amount paid forthe space actually at the Grand Ride Town hall.. Public invited. Call for these informative workshops.
occupied by that portion of the advertiseharassment, and one VIN verification. Amber Bradley 202390 Lovewood
Thents i Jackson which the error occurred,whether The submission deadline for this calendar is.two days before pubication. Submit to: Communit Calendar,ackson County Floridan,ilO. Box 520 Marianna, FL 32447,
is t coh errorect mis due to the negligence of the ueemail, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
publisher's employees or otherwise, and ........... ,
there shall be not liability for non-inser- Po{ lice. R o dung~
tion of any advertisement beyond the
amount paid for such advertisement. This Marianna Police Department one abandoned vehicle, one reckless 'the countyjail during the latest reporting
newspaper will not knowingly accept or driver, six suspicous vehicles, one suspi- periods:
publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis- The Marianna Police Department listed cious incident, four suspi- p Terio Sles, 51, 2913 Albert St., Apt. A,
ing which expresses preference based on vilblents for a n. 6 the latest availablenfor- Maranna, falure t appgeny.To repar (wort a wildlife violationss
legally protected personal characteristics is iday report: one accident with unknowndent withThe foowg persons were booked into call ai888404FdentWCC (3922).with
notaeptable no injury, *o neacidenti wt disturbances, onereportof KeithZerlnque, 30,3012 Swails Road,
n po injury one suspicious vehicle, one sus-. "C "--ME a prowler, 13 medical calls, Alford, driving under the influence.
G OUR picious person, one information call, one -one traffic crash, six burglar ) Willie Joiner, 55, 5353 1lst St., Malone,
HOWT0 OET YOUR highway obstruction, one burglary, two alarms, one fire alarm, eight violation of parole.
NEWS PUBLISHED verbal disturbances, three burglar alarms, traffic stops, two larceny reports, two calls ) Ethan Hillard, 21, 34700 SW CR 379,
The Jackson County Floridan will publish one panic alarm, three trafficstops, one to serve papers/ex parte, one civil dispute, Bristol, violation of pre-trial intervention.
news of general interest free of charge. report of found/abandoned property, one one report of'trespassing,.one report of ) Sam Whlttington, 23, 831 Anderson
newsub yoer ntewest ore Communiy carg, follow-up investigation, one juvenile com- found/abandoned property, one follow-up Drive, Alford, sentenced to 60 days county
Submit you f news or Community Calendar plaint, one animal complaint, two reports investigation, one report of attempted or jail.
events via e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery, of fraud, one incident of retail theft/shop- threatened suicide, six property/building ) Gary Carden, 44, 20794 Hitching Post
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement, lifting, two calls to assist another agency, checks, one call to assist a motorist or pe- Road, Tallaha~see, hold for court.
anniversary and birth announcements, one public service call, two fingerprint- destrian, one report of retail theft/shoplift- ) James Sawyer, 44, 5185 Russell St.,
Forms are available at the Floridan offices, ings, one open door/window, one report ins, one public service call, one 911 hang- Greenwood, battery domestic violence.
Photographs must be of good quality and of threat/harassment, and seven home up, two welfare checks, one transport, one )) Moses Blanco, 29, 211 Deer Point Ct.,
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the security checks. Baker Act/transport, one report of threatS/ Henderson, TN, no valid driver license.'
right to edit all submissions, harassment, and one VIN verification. ) Amber Bradley, 20, 2390 Lovewood
GETTING IT RIGHT Jackson County Sheriff's Office Road, Cottondale, petit theft.
The Jackson County Floridan's policy The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Jackson County Jail Population: 208
is to correct mistakes promptly. To county fire/rescue reported the following Correctional Facility To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
report an error, please call 526-3614 incidents for Jan. 6, the latest available local law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation,
Monday-Friday. seport: One accidentewith knowninjury, The following persons were booked into call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).



(850) 482-3051



Senior Fellowship Association held its December luncheon and meeting in the Youth Center of First United Methodist Church. The
Songsters, a local singing group, sang a medley of Christmas songs.

S'. R eport

pa e to s emplyees:Special to the Floridan

Brenda Mott DeWitt
and Donald Dean
a Tameka Ranae Larry
and Marice Jerome

(S enior Fellowship Association held its December luncheon and meeting in the Youth Center of First United Methodist Church. The

ooDemetris Lar on
'Bellamy and Camisha
The Assoiae Special to theFloridan

Yolanda Sreyitche
Ju g teesos a d s, Presctt and Leah Mi

Benjamin CuDeWittis
Noblin and Shana Dawn
and Marivoce serome
-: Demetris La'on

N6 divorces

Sathcock Roofing and Remodeling recently honored four of its employees for more than 20 years of dedicated
service. Company president Sam athcock III (far left) and company vice president Jay Pate (far right) gave
plagues to these employees: David Rosado, 23 years; John Revels, 23 years; JodyVickers, 20 years, and James f
Vickers, 26 years. Hathcock Roofingiand Remodeling is a locally owned company that has been in business since



trial attorney
According to the State At- to become circuit judge in
torney's Office The Florida Jackson County.
Bar recently named Chief In the 14th Judicial Cir-
Assistant State Attorney cuit, there are now nine
Greg Wilson a board-certi- board-certified trial at-. "
fled trial attorney, identify- torneys.,according to The
ing him as "a lawyer with Florida Bar, but two are
special knowledge, skills judges: Wright and Circuit
andgproficiency.' Judge Chris Patterson.
Wilson is the seventh According to a letter from
board-certified trial 'at- Board of Legal Specializa-
torney in Panama City tion and Education Chair ,
and joins Assistant State John Pelzer, Wilson is now
Attorney' Bob Sombathy I'distinguished as a spe-
as the' second at the State cialist and expert in your
Attorney's Office. practice area." ve h
Wilson is only the sec- "Youhaveachieved a sig-
ond prosecutor to achieve nificant milestone in yoiLr Ckaotoorn
' board certification while career," Pelzer wrote. "'We ]
working at the State At- are proud to include you SUBMITTEDPHOTO
torney's Office. The other, as a Board Certified Trial Senior Fellowship Association spotlighted First Commerce Credit Union as its business of the Downtown Marianna
William Wright, went on Lawyer." :: month in December. Pictured is Amy Proctor, financial service officer. 850.482.4037

Judge signs off on water pollution limits 884 Jeffeso St.
The Associated Press hailed the latest decision. Hundreds of dead mana- cause red tides and other Dowtown maian
"Judge Hi kle's ruling tees, .dolphins, fish and slimy, smelly outbreaks ".... 85o.4826.55
TALLAHASSEE A fed- is a testament to Florida's birds have been wash- Several environmental
eraljudge is signing offon proven ability to manage ing up on.shores in South groups ,took the EPA to
Florida's water pollution its. own water resource Florida. The Clean Water courtwhen it failed to en-
rules, but environmental- protection and restoration Act is supposed to prevent force its own regulation
ists are blasting the de- programs," Putnam said in things like this." requiring states to estab-
cision and say they may awritten statement. When fertilizer and ani- lish numeric standards
appealit. But environmentalists mal manure from farms for such nutrients. A 2009
U.S. District Judge Rob- contend the ruling means andranches runintowater- agreement called on the
ert Hinkle ruled Tuesday that stricter federal Clean ways, they bring nitrogen federal government to .te b~I, ,
that state and federal au- Water Act protections will and phosphorus.Those act drawup the standards, but
thorities can move ahead not apply to two-thirds of as nutrients to algae. it came under fire from in- a
with an agreement that Florida waters. The algae essentially dustry groups and state of-
lets the state set rules de- David Guest, an attor- have a feeding frenzy, re- ficialsastoo expensiveand
signed to head off con- ney with the nonprofit sulting in the blooms that burdensome.
tamination that leads to environmental law firm
toxic algae blooms. Earthjustice, said the
It's the latest chapter in state's rules aren't prevent- o, Ms PA FU
long-running battle over ing pollution: (850 20o70 (80.o) 2-07 -0 7eC8-Po49
the regulation of the state's "Florida) clean water *.,.sunow eull.powelo
lakes, rivers and estuar- regulations just aren't III 2ny oe2,
ies and whether the rules working, and we need EPA B "
should be developed by to step in and do the job," Join Us ForWorship
state environmental offi- said Guest. "We have so Sunday: Wednesday:
cialsor bytheU.S. Environ- much sewage, fertilizer, Sunday School: 9:30 AM Fellowship Supper: 4:15PM
mental Protection Agency... and manure contamina- Morning Worship: 10:45 AM Children's Choir: 4:45 PM DEBBEl RONEY SuMITH ED McCoY JEAN SIMs
AgricultureCommission- tion that we have toxic EveIing Worship: 6:00 PM Bible Study: 6:00 PM (80) 209-039 (80) 573-6198 1850) 718-6382
er Adam Putnam and state slime outbreaks happen-
environmental officials ing all over the state. I_

Editorial Roundup ^THE NATI ONAL

Miami Herald on orAS III

the gender pay gap .
WA e all knqw that life is unfair, but there is one o .
S particularly galling inequity that really shouldn't J 9
Sexist any longer. But exist it does, to the shame
of the corporate and government employers of this coun- "
try. That would be the gender pay gap.
Women still don't earn as much pay as men in the same c
,,jobs, but at least the outlook is better than it was 30 years
ago, says a report released in December by the Pew Re-
search Center. The Pew study found that women under 32 r1
now make 93 percent of what young men earn, up from
just 67 percent in 1980. Among all age groups of work- T h e re a
ers, the median hourly wage for women last year was 84 h
percent as much as men -$14.90 for women as opposed
to men's $17.79- up from 64 percent in 1980.
The study found that the pay advantage for women t s and m oving m er n
under 32 today stems from their education level --thats a no
particular age group of women has higher rates of college A man said business would get in catfights with one another..:It's there some heavy machinery
completion than theirmale equals. Still, as women in the b4 better if I grew a long gray. where the audience is, he said. around? Don't.some of the trucks
workplace grow older their pay rate doesn't increase as beard and begin wearing Life hasn't been that deliver tlh paragraphs have to
rapidly as mens in part, at least, because many women camouflage clothing even if I was the same since. drive down icy roads?
take time off or reduce work hours to raise families. Later nowhere near the woods. He said Whether it was Only after an ice storm, Isaid. But
in life women are most often the ones who take time off I could have my own reality show, 'the beard or the We've got some presses out in the
to care for a relative, as well. "The Paragraph Factory." camo, I don't suburbs.
Other causes of the pay gap for older female work- I was skeptical. I do not catch know, but I felt lib- Excellent, he said, and the next
ers, according to the Pew study, are the usual suspects:., fish in the Bering Sea. I don't cut in erated. "Don't be thing I knew I was hanging by
gender stereotyping, discrimination, weaker professional down huge trees. I sit here and Hori m n afraid to say igno- my beard from a Goss Metroliner
networks and women's hesitancy to be as aggressive as make paragraphs. Most days in the -ant or outrageous Doublewide Offset printing press,
their male counterparts about pushing for raises and paragraphifactory are sort of dull. things," the man screaming for help,
promotions. All these factors together may account for 20 I had learned about the para- said. "Pick fights. Create drama. "There's nobody here to help
to 40 percent of the pay gap, says Pew. graph factory from aveteran para- Unleash some zany antics." you," the producer explained.
The gaps have huge consequences over a woman's graph-maker who said, "Kid some "I'm manufacturing a paragraph "What about you and the camera
lifetime. Earning less throughout her career means she people make cars. Some people about a budget panel inking a crew?"
spends less; which is bad for the economy in general. Earn- make beer. We make paragraphs." pact," Isaid. "The viewers don't know we're
ing less will also bring in less income for her retirement Forty years agg, that seemed ter- ,"Throw it out," he advised. "In- here."
-and chances are she will outlive her male counterpart ribly cynical, but as the years went sult gay people instead. Talk about "They're that stupid?" I screamed.
in the bargain. Meaning no bargain at all. Lower pay also. by, it began to sound like it had how you used to work with black "Don't tell anybody," he said.
hurts single mothers and their children during theiigrow- come from a Burning bush. folks in the adverb fields, how When my face stopped hurting,
ing-up years, when families need money the most. Generations of men and women happy they were, singing as they the man said, I should start think-
About 75 percent of younger female working profession- had come to work in the paragraph worked, not asking for welfare. ingabout moving some merch.
als in business and government believe that the country factory. A few of the men grew Go upstairs and start a ping-pong Thi i s what reality show starscall
has to do more to bring about equality ii the workplace, beards and mustaches in the years tournament in the middle of the 'merchandise" that ties in to the
the study reports. These women can look up and see that when beards and mustaches were factory floor." show. It's where the serious bucks.,
glass ceiling still very firmly in place unfortunately. cool, then quickly.shaved them' ff. So I did. The paragraphs about: are. Cooking shows sell cookbooks
Yes, more women have moved into executive suites Nobody dressed in camo, even life in the adverb fields generated and cookware. Dog shows sell
and boardrooms in the last two decades, like the recent the guy on the bait-and-bullet controversy galore. I made up some leashes. The "Real Housewives"
appointment of Mary Barra as the first woman to head beat, when we had a guy on the stuff about a gay adverb-picker. I sell $28 "Hanky Panky Low Rise
General Motors called a true landmark event by many. bait-and-bullet beat. In early years, shoved some desks around and in- Thongs." True.
Women make up half of the nation's workforce in busi- the men wore dark suits and hats. stalled some ping-pong tables. Lord He said the "Duck Dynasty" guys
ness and government, and the number of women in When we grew beards in those knows therewas plenty of room. started out by selling duck calls
managerial and administrative occupation is close to that days, we looked like Hasidic rabbis I started a tournament right on for about 10 bucks. Now they get
of men -15 percent for women to 17 percent for men. or Amish elders. Later we wore the Sunday deadline. The cameras as much as $250 for fancy ones,
However, women hold just 4.5 percent of Fortune 1,000 khakis and rumpled spbrt coats, followed me around as I disrupted which are no more effective at
CEO positions, according to the Pew report. The women wore slacks and deter- everyone, getting into several angry summoning ducks than the cheap
That's a-clear indictment of both the busiiess and gov- mTned looks. confrontations and spitting into, ones. They have licensing deals for
ermient sectors, suggesting that true gender equality in We manufactured standard the boss's coffee cup. I told one everything else under the sun. No
the workplace still gets more lip service than demonstra- paragraphs focused on killings of the female bosses to go home, wonder they love America.
tive action. ("slayings"), committees ("panels") clean some fish and take care of her Who buys this stuff, I asked.
Someday, the appointment of a woman to head an auto and contracts, ("pacts," which were young'uns. He said he didn't know, but last
manufacturing companywill be regarded as interesting "hammered out" and then "inked"). got suspended, but the ratings week a Pew Center poll said a third
butnot exceptional. Just as someday the country will elect In the winter we manufactured were boffo, so I was reinstated. of all Americans, and 48 percent
its first female president. But at the rate women's pay has paragraphs about cold weather Great stuff, the man said, butwe of Republicans, believe that
risen over the last 30 years and the paucity of wompn CEOs and in the summer, to prove our need more danger. He said shows "humans and other living things
on Fortune's list today, a female president is much likelier versatility, we would run up some about people with dangerous jobs have existed in their present form
to happen before Ford's ext CEO is.a woman, hot weather paragraphs. were amazingly popular. "It doesn't since the beginning of time."
.................. ......... ........................................ What we needed, the man said, have to be real danger," he said. Think of them as the target
was came. Beards. The women can "We can fake that." audience, he said.
T he ITa pa Tr ibue dress flashier, and they can still be I pulled thoughtfully on my
lit e T m p a n u feisty, but they should be willing beard.Maybe I could get hit in the KevitHoan is a columtfor theSt. Louis
r lPost-Dispatch. Readers may write to him at:
to clean fish, cook Sunday dinner head with a dangling participle, I St. Louis patch, 900s N. Tucker Blvd.,
1-- l- and raise the young'uns. That, or offered. St. Louis.-Mo. 63101, or email him at
on firews la s dress in tacky fashions and engage Not good enough, he said. Isn't
St's a pretty safe bet sdmebody will be injured by *
mishandling fireworks. Pets will be terrified and more T I
dispatched to deal with the aftermath ofillegal fireworks
being discharged in.neighborhoods.
Twice a year, on July 4 and NewYear's Eve, communji ark Ruffalo is a mainstay of Americans don't believe abortion to tenderness of God."
ties across the state are subjected'to the repeated bursts I |the coritemporary "rom- be a good thing. How about focus- It's hard to know how talk of the
of illegal fireworks that are sold and discharged because ILV Lcom" genre of movies. ing on alternatives tenderness of God is received in a
of a farcical law that functions more as a loophole than He's also one of NARAL Pro-Choice H instead of being cynical culture numbed by eva-
deterrent. America's favorite actors, due to his : stuck on politicians' sions that keep us from confronting
Ending this charade is long overdue. The state should his abortion activism. hapless, insensitive wounds. We tend to both over-
toughen the laws that make it illegal to sell fireworks that What he may not realize is that he or merely controver- complicate matters and distract
fly through the air or explode, while keeping the excep- did more for advancing the cause sial statements? ourselves.from what is right in front '
tion for the sparkler devices currently allowed. of a culture of life in one of his roles Kathrn A lot of Americans ofus.
But that's not likely to happen this year In fact, a bill than just about any statementfrom Topez still don't even real- We debate about abortion, pre-
sponsored by state Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach actor ever will. ize abortionn in all tending it's all a matter of women's
Republican, would do just the opposite if it were to pass. In the 2005 movie "Just Like three trimesters was health and freedom. But what we're
Gaetz wants to legalize Roman candles, bottle rockets Heaven," Ruffalo played a role that made legal four decades ago. There's really doing in so many of our most
9nd other fireworks currently banned by state law for tackled the challenges of life, death a reason legal abortion is masked in high-profile campaigns and'ex-
recreational use. He says the-law pushes buyers into and modern health care as his words like choice and health: We're changes is compounding a culture
neighboring states, where the purchases are legal. Those character fell in love with a woman not actually a brutal people -well, of violence of the most intimate
buyers then drive back across the Florida line and dis- in a coma. The storyline was fanci- at least not consciously. That's why, sort.
charge the fireworks. l ful, but it presented audiences with for the abortion industry to survive, "I actually trust the women
Tht's a weak argument for legalizing an activity deserv- an underlying if much debated it needs to make sure the horrifying I know. I trust them with their.
inBf an dotright ban for safety and nuisance reasons.. understanding: that living bod- details are glossed over. The prob- choices, I trust them with their bod-
Instead, the sales occur in Florida with impunity because ies, no matter how damaged, lem, of course, is that if we believe ies and I trust them with their chil-
of a giant loophole. deserve consideration and demand in conscience, we're going to have dren," Ruffalo has written. But do
Under the law, fireworks can be sold to farms and fish respect, as all life does. something to answer to history (and children belong to mothers only?
hatcheries to scare off birds. That exemption is abused What Ruffalo may not realize our maker) for. What a far cry from the liberal em-
by sellers and buyers who sign a waiver promising the is that in his most compelling We're seeing something like this brace of "It takes a village to raise
fireworks will be used for those sanctioned purposes. sentiments his compassion for realization now in the surprise New a child"! Ruffalo is himself a father.
The law is seldom enforced, resulting in the cacophony his mother and women in general Year's Eve move by Supreme Court How about getting rid of this false
outside your window twice a year along with burns and he shares common ground with Justice Sandra Sotomayor to hold disconnect? Putting aside some of
accidental fires, his pro-life adversaries. off penalties for the Little Sisters of the political rhetoric, perhaps we
There's a cost associated with allowing the activity that Writing in defense of an illegal the Poor's noncompliance in the can begin again and acknowledge
cancels out the economic argument Gaetz is making, abortion his mother had before face of the Obama administration's that there is a cultural responsibility
As the Tribune's James L. Rosica reports, fireworks were the Supreme Court's Roe v.Wade abortion-drug, contraception and to support and encourage a mother
involved in an estimated 8,700 injuries treated in.emer- decision more than 40 years ago, sterilization health care mandate. and father to rise to the occasion of
gency rooms across the country in 2012, many of them to Ruffalo wrote this past summer: After the story of various lawsuits parenthood?
children. By allowing the loophole and looking the other "When I heard the story, I was against the Department of Health Rather than doubling down on "
way, the state gives cover to irresponsible gun owners aghast by the lowliness of a society and Human Services went untold or the misery of abortion, let's put
who shoot celebratory bullets into the air, threatening that would make a woman do that. dismissed, suddenly the narrativd'of out the welcome mats to life in
innocent lives miles away. I could not understand its lack of the forced constricting of religious 2014. Just like heaven, there can be
No doubt, people who are determined will get their humanity; today is no different." liberty targeting the likes of nuns tenderness on Earth, too even
hands on illegal fireworks during the holidays. Imagine the shame and pain running elderly-care homes in in social media, even on the most
But that doesn't mean the state should sanction the and desperation that would lead a America is hard to avoid, contentious of issues.
activity, woman to such a place. Maybe you In his Christmas message, Pope
State lawmakers should douse Gaetz's bill in a bucket of don't have to imagine. How about Francis implored Christians to KathrynJean Lopez is editor-at-large of
and instead tighten current law. National Review Online, director of Catholic
water, and instead tighten current law. making sure no woman ever has to "pause before the Child of Bethle- Voices USA and a consultant with the
go there illegally or legally? Save hem." He continued: "Let us allow Magnificat Foundation. She can le contacted.
SOnline: for the most strident activists, most ourselves to be warmed by the at


State Briefs
Brevard Co. woman of Giglio with more than
dies of flu 4,000 people on board.
Thirty-two people died.
MELBOURNE- Bre- Carnival said Tuesday
vard County Health that Foschi, 67, is retir-
Department officials say a ing after 16 years with the
woman in her 30s has died company. Foschi retired
of the flu. as Costa Cruises CEO six
Florida Today reports months after the Concor-
the woman died Sunday at dia disaster. Parent com-
Holmes Regional Medical pany Carnival later named
Center in Melbourne. him head of its business
Director Heidar Hesh- in Asia.
mati says two others -- a
pregnant woman in her S. Fla. condo will
30s and a 62-yea-old man have art in each unit
- are on life support due
to influenza. Heshmati SUNNY ISLES BEACH
says the woman refused to A new condo tower on
get the flu vaccination. Sunny Isles Beach will
Last week, Brevard include a sculpture by
County health officials artist Helidon Xhixha in THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
issued a report warning of each unit. Divers swim with dozens of West Indian Manatees early Tuesday, Jan. 7 as the animals congregate around a freshwater spring
an uptick in flue activity. The Miami Herald at the Three Sisters Springs on the Crystal River north of Tampa, Fla. Local temperatures Tuesday morning dipped below
They urged anyone over 6 reports the tower named freezing redirecting the animals to the warm springs at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.
months old to get the flu Muse will feature a 47-
vaccine. story,,68-unit tower built Manatee seek warmth, pak T ate
-olce Riert dieson on a less than one-acre h p T m B w t
Police killer dies on site along Collins Avenue.
death row It is expected to break The Associated Press the protected marine emergency closure ist Ivan 'Vicente tells
ground in June. CRYSTALRIVER Hun- mammals. of the springs to activi- the Tampa Bay Times
STARKE A man await- "He's going to do art dreds of heat-seeking Roughly 300 manatees ties such as swimming that the. closure will
r e uti nop dP ae s in e er aad rtm aenc sea ims o od g ah a w ma
ing execution on da's in every aptment and manatees are packing the have packed into the ca- and kayaking so that the continue to keep the
death row for the 1981 around the grounds and warm water springs at a nal leading to the Three manatees would not be maiatees "undisturbed
killing of a Miami police lobby," said Kevin Malo- Tampa Bay-area national Sisters Springs at disturbed. for as long as possible
officer has died of natural ney, founder and CEO of wildlife refuge. the Crystal Riv- The closfire may con- during this cold spell."
causes. NewYork-based Property That's prompted offi- er National Wildlife tinue through Wednes- Manatees naturally seek
Corrections depart- Markets Group, which is cials to clse those waters Refuge. On Tuesday, of- day afternoon or longer. out warm waters when
ment officials say 56- launching the tower with to humans to safeguard ficials instituted an Visitor services special- temperatures drop.
year-old Robert Patten co-developer S2 Develop-
died Monday.of an ment of Aventura.
undisclosed illness. Patten The Albaian-born e e ee en e ain 11s
was sentenced to die for artist will consult with J
fatally shooting 24-year- unit buyers and design a
old Nathaniel Broom, who piece for each, Maloney The Associated Press with the attempted mur- the light and that's when The judge pointed out
was a rookie Miami police said. der of Riley. I started firing," Wayne that Ray Greenlaw went
officer. sto DAYTONA BEACH A ccording to testimony Greenlaw testified at a inside his house and left
Trial evidence showed Fla legislator tapped judge has rejected the all four men had been Dec. 2 'stand yourground' the door unlocked while
Broom stopped Pattens to head toll agency self-defense claims of two drinking and had not met hearing. "I was gafraid he he grabbed a machete
car becausen t was going Florida brothers in the 2011 slay- before that night. Wayne was going to kill me." from his garage.
thew y treeownses Oegi is gen e ing ofa man during a con- Greenlaw testified that The judge noted that the "It is incredulous to be-
osaid Paten took off on o l t frontation in a Daytona things got heated after he Greenlaws didn't call 911. lieve that someone truly in
said Patten took off on nod to take ver a Central Beach neighborhood. told the men they didn't "The defendant certain- fear of imminent death or
foot and hid, then shot Florida toll road agency. On Monday, Circuit want to buy any pain pills. ly did not seek to escape great bodily harm ... would
Broom as he approached. The Orlando-Orange Judge Margaret Hudson The brothers testified the conflict he and his not lock the front door
Patten then stole another County Expressway denied the "stand your that Leveret and Riley brother went looking for against the potentialentry
car tos nscape. Autho tyo ted e esay ground" argument by went to Wayne Greenlaw's it," Hudson wrote in deny- of the trespassers into the
found on the istolen car Precourt as executive di- Ray and Wayne Green- house around 2 a.m. and ing the brothers' motion. home and perhaps, even
aond on the gunuse ton aot rectorrthe agency that law, who claimed they threatened to kill Ray She also noted that in call 911," Hudson wrote.
and the gun used to shoot rector for the agency that feared for their lives when Greenlaw. That's when initial interviews with The newspaper report-
Broomwas at thehuseof mnages more tha 100 they opened fire on Brian Wayne Greenlaw said he investigators, "neither ed Wayne Greenlaw fired
Patten's grandmother. miles of tll roads. Leverett and slashed his grabbed a rifle for hint- brother ever mentioned 15 rounds from his rifle
The Miami Herald Precourt plans on friend, Justin Riley on Oct. self and a pistol for his that either Mr. Leverett or while his brother
reports that Patten's initial resigning his seat in the 29, 2011. brother. Mr. Riley had a gun or that fired several rounds from
death sentence was over- Florida Legislature before The Daytona Beach He testified that they it was pointed at them and a pistol. Investigators
turned, but re-imposed in beginning his new job in News-Journal reports the went outside and encoun- caused fear." said the rifle shots killed
1989. order to avoid potential Greenlaws were seeking tered Leverett, who was She called Wayne Green- Leverett.
conflicts. That could trig- immunity from first-de- armed with a shotgun and law's testimony "self-serv- The Greenlaws are being
F i ger the need for special gree murder charges. Ray was holding a flashlight. ing" and "not sufficiently held without bail at the
CE- reports that Greenlaw is also charged "He blinded me with credible." Volusia County Jail.
SWESH-TV reports that
MIAMI Carnival Corp. the authority board was
said Tuesday that.the for- divided 3-2. over whether Endan ered status Panhandl
merCEO of Costa Cruises, to hire Precourt. Endangered status sought for Panhandle crayfish
the company behind the The station quoted Or-
Fonicordia disaster, is ange County Mayor Teresa The Associated Press The Center for Biologi- the flatwoods west and and the effects of climate
retiring. Jacobs as raising doubts cal Diversity said Monday to the south ofWewa- change.
Costa owns the Con- about Precourt. She V that it had filed a petition hitchka. Crayfish also are called
cordia cruise ship that pointed out that state law ACKSONVLLE- iththe U.S. Fish and A scientist at the center crawdads, crawfish, mud-
capsized off the central would prohibit Precourt idie advcaes Wldlife Service seeking says the crayfish's wet- bugs, crawly bottoms and
Italian coast in early 2012. from lobbying the Legisla- endangered species protection for the wingtail lands habitat is important river lobsters. Scientists
Pier Luigi Foschi was CEO ture for two years. She also rotections etene crayfish. for flood prevention and say they're important to
at Costa Cruises when the said he was not the best to -inc cscea The crayfish is found water purification Tierra the ecosystem because
Concoidia slammed into a qu lified candidate. found only in one only in Gulf County, in Curry says the crayfish is the burrows they dig
reef off the Tuscan island From ire reportscounty in Florda seasonally flooded threatened by develop- create shelter for other
freshwater areas in ment, water pollution animals..

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Rivas named Northwest Region National McDonald's honors local

Communications Director general manager with award
Special to the Floridan Coordinator, where she ferson, Wakulla, Franklin Megan McCarty testament to her unwav- Operators and/or regional
handled several aspects of and Liberty counties), ering commitment to staff nominate restaurant
Recently DaMonica Ri- public relations from so- and Circuit 14 (Bay, Gulf, to receive 2013 excellence, building our managers for the Ray
vas was named Northwest cial media to event plan- Washington, Holmes, Ray Kroc Award business and taking care Kroc Award to recognize
Region Communications .ning, and public/media Jackson and Calhoun of our customers needs their hard work, dedica-
Director for the Florida relations to stakeholder counties). Special to the Floridan each and every day," said tion and commitment to
Department of Children communication. She is eager to begin Dennis and Linda Lareau, McDonald's. From there,
and Families. Ms. Rivas In her role at DCF, Ms. working with the North- Marianna is home to McDonald's Local Owner/ a selection committee
joined the department Rivas will coordinate west Florida media one of the nation's top Operators. "We are very of representatives from
in early December 2013. media relations for Judi- outlets to develop rela- McDonald's restaurant proud to have Megan as McDonald's Operations,
Previously, she worked cial Circuit 1 (Escambia, tionships, share impor- managers. Megan McCar- part of our McDonald's Training and Human
at the Florida Depart- Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and tant information and pro- tyrecenly received the Ray family and commend Resources select the top
ment of Education as the Walton counties), Circuit vide any assistance that Kroc Award, an annual her on this truly amazing 1 percent of General
External Affairs 2 (Leon, Gadsden, Jef- you may need. performance-based award accolade." Managers for the Ray Kroc
that recognizes the top Megan started her Award.
performing McDonald's McDonald's career in 2003
odm n of the World apporestaurant maagers in and fo the past two yes About McDona
oodmen of the World app omithe country: Named after has been the General
McDonald's Corporation Manager of the Cotton- McDonald's USA, LLC,
Carro lmorida sta m nr founder Ray Kroc, the dale McDonald's. Cur- is the leading foodservice
Carroll Flo lrida sta lm anager award was established 13 rently she is the General provider in the United
years ago in 1999 to honor Manager of the Lareau States serving a variety of
Special to the Floridan of north Florida. He has ity products are issued by hardworking managers Organizations newest .wholesome foods made
been a member of the Woodmen of the World in both corporate owned store in Marianna at I-10. from quality ingtedients
Bryan D. Carroll has Presidents' Life Insurance Society and independently owned Winners of the Ray Kroc to more than 25 million
been named state manag- Club for 22 and/or Om'ahaWoodmen and operated restaurants Award run high perform- customers everyday.
er of an expanded Florida years, Life Insurance Society, those who make Ray ing, profitable restaurants Approximately 90
marketing area for Wood- C a r a Nebraska corporation Kroc's vision of excellence that meets McDonald's percent of McDonald's
men of the World Life In- roll, who is that is licensed as Wood- come to life in restaurants critical customer stan- 14,000 U.S. restaurants
surance Society. Carroll originally men of the World Life In- and for customers each dards of Quality, Service, are independently owned
previously managed the from Con- surance Society (Wood- day. and Cleanliness. They and operated by loca
North Florida area. Effec- Carroll way, S.C., men of the World) in all A select 142 manag- have strong business businessmen and women.
tive Jan. 1, he assumed has also states and the District ers were chosen among knowledge and achieve Customers can now log
responsibility for Wood- served on the President's of Columbia, except CA, 15,000 from across the superior results in restau- online for free atany of
men's sales force and com- and Field'Manager's Ad- CO, ID, MT, N, OR, UT, countrythis year to receive rant operations, people the 11,500 participating
munity relations activities visory Board during 2001 WA, and WY. In those the Ray Kroc Award, an management and build- wi-fi enabled McDonald's,
for the entire state. and currently serves as states, Woodmen of the honor that comes with ing the business. As a U.S. restaurants. For more
Carroll began his ca- a member of the Field World are licensed as a cash prize, a RayKroc recognized leader in the information, visit www.
reer with Woodmen of Work Committee. Ad- Omaha Woodmen Life award trophy, ring and pin restaurant, they develop a, or follow
the World as a field rep- ditionally, Carroll is- a Insurance.Society (Wood- and a trip to Chicago for restaurant team focused us on Twitter @McD NW-
resentative in Oct. 1988. member of the National .men). For consumers in an awards galain March on ensuring customers Florida and Facebook
As a field representative, Association of Fraternal those states, Woodmen hosted by McDonald's get a fast, accurate and (
he was a member of the Insurance Counselors of the World mean Wood- USA President, Jeff friendly experience every alds) for updates on our
President's Club for three and a Financial Advisor men. Not all products Stratton. visit, business, promotions and
years and was instrumen- with Woodmen Financial are available in all states. "I'm excited and hon- McDonald's Owner/ products.
tal in the construction of Services. Not all Representatives ored to be selected for this
a Woodmen Lodge Hall Bryan and his wife, Gail, are licensed to sell all award. I love our team
in Kingstree, S.C., and the a former bank vice presi- products. and customers. I'm proud
reorganization of several dent and compliance offi- Securities are offered to be.a part of this organi-
other lodges. cer, reside inTallahassee. through Woodmen Fi- zation and community." A
In October 1993, he was Woodmen of the World nancial Services, Inc., Ray Kroc built the
appointed area manager was founded in 1890 as 1700 Farnam Street, McDonald's business on
in South 'Carolina and a not-for-profit. We give Omaha, NE 68102, 877- the belief that greatness
received Woodmen's Na- back to our customers 664-3332, member FIN- can only be achieved
tional Quality Manage- and the communities we RA/SIPC, a wholly owned through the dedication
ment Award in 1995 and live in. Today, Woodmen subsidiary of Woodmen and support ofa Compa-
1996. Carrollalso received of the World offers insur- of the World Life Insur- ny's people. The award
the Top Area manager ance, annuities, mutual ance Society and/or was named after him
Award for South Carolina funds,* and, 529 College Omaha Woodmen Life based on his commitment
from 1995 through 1998. Savings Plans.* More than Insurance Society. Securi- to people and recognizing
In January 2000, he was 700,000 Woodmen of the ties other than Woodmen their contributions to the
appointed state manager World members across Variable 'Annuity are is- -organization he helped
of northern California, the country share a com- sued by companies that establish. Eachyear, this
northern Nevada and the mitment to family, com- are not affiliated with prestigious award is given
northwest territory. In munity and country. To Woodmen of the World to the top 1 percent of :
April 2002, Carroll was learn more about Wood- Life Insurance Society U.S. general managers
appointed state manager men of the World, visit and/or Omaha Woodmen to recognize their supe-
of north Mississippi and Life Insurance Society. rior performance and
in October 2011, he was .'Life and health in- Not all products are avail- achievement;
named State -Manager surance and annu- able in all states. "Megan being hon-
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The Associated Press he had attacked her and style uniform to court and -with spaces for both his
dumped a bowl of soup to subpoena former CIA signature and his wife's -
WASHINGTON A Ger- -" on her head during a fight, director David Petraeus as stating that he was entitled
man man who masquer-, Kirschner said, a potential witness. to up to $200,000 from her
aded as an Army general "This murder was a very On the morning of Aug. estate upon her death. In
choked his elderly wife to longtime coming," he told 12, 2011, Muth called po- reality, Drath had specifi-
death, searched online for jurors in D.C. Superior lice to report having found cally disinherited Muth in
escape plans and claimed Court. his wife dead in a third- a will that had been ex-
to be entitled to part of -,A The unusualrelationship floor bathroom of their ecuted months earlier,
'the socialite's estate even the couple wed in 1990 home. There were no signs prosecutors say.
though she had disinher- -united a socialite well- of forced entry to thehome "It's clumsy. It's callous.
ited him, a prosecutor said known in diplomatic and during the overnight hours It's calculated. It's motive
at the man's murder trial political circles with a fel- when Drath is .believed for murder," Kirschner said
Tuesday. low expatriate nearly half a to have been killed, and of the bogus codicil.
But Albrecht Muth's law- century younger. a neighbor reported hav- The prosecutor showed
yer said during opening Muth latched onto ing heard a faint cry and Fran Drath a copy of the
statements that his client Drath's social connections, a man's laugh, Kirschner document Tuesday and
is innocent and that pros- inventing various personas told the jury. asked her about a signa-
ecutors have no evidence for himself including of Detectiveswhoexamined ture purported to be from
linking him to the death of false claims being a briga- Muth's laptop computer mother on the piece of pa-
the 91-year-old victim. dier general in the Iraqi after Drath's death found per. "It doesn't look right,"
Chargedwithfirst-degree army. He was known to Google searches for"cross- she said.
murder, Muth could face stroll the neighborhood in ing the Canadian border," But on cross-examina-
life in prison if convicted. a purchased military-style extradition arrangement's tion, Dana Page, one of
"Albrecht Muth didn't uniform. Drath's daughter, with Mexico and flights to Muth's defense lawyers,
kill his wife. The govern- Fran Drath, testified Tues- Iceland, Kirschner said. suggestedthattherelation-
ment has their theory but THEASSOCIATEDPRESS day that Muth, curiously, Muth was arrested sev- ship was far closer than her
that's all it is a theory," This 2004 photo shows German socialite Viola Drath was wearing an eye lpatch eral days later, after detec- daughter had said. Page
attorney Craig Hickein during the annual-Woodrow Wilson home garden party and hat when she met him. tives identified him as their noted that the couple had
said. "And they can't prove contest in Washington. Opening statements qre expected in Those eccentricities con- suspect. affectionate nicknames for
that he did it because he the trial of a German man charged with murdering Drath. tinued even after Muth's Muth alerted Fran Drath each other, threw parties
didn't." arrest. His self-imposed to her mother's death in with each other and en-
Muth, 49, is standing tri- ington's posh Georgetown had with other men, pros- bouts of starvation for what she described as a couraged each other's, ec-
al two and a half years af- neighborhood. ecutor Glenn Kirschner what he says are religious staccato, passionless voice, centricities, such as when
ter Viola Drath, a German The death brought an said. reasons have resulted in insinuating that she had Muth decided to change
journalist and playwright, end to a marriage marred Muth pleaded guilty to prolonged hospital stays died after afall. his name to Count Albi.
was found strangled and by 1uth's angry outbursts, assaulting Drath in 1992 and his absence from the Then he presented "They were co-conspira-
fatally beaten in the cou- occasional acts of violence and she called her grand- trial. He also foughtunsuc- her with' a type-written tors in: all of this," Page
ple's row home in Wash- and side relationships he son in 2006 to report that cessfullyto wear a military- amendment to her will said.

Wash. state faces prospect of too many pot growers
TheAssociated Press able operation. Mikhail Carpenter said it's licensed growing canopy able marijuana they'll ac- can have the' size grow
"It's going to be a chal- premature to worry about exceeds 2 million square tually produce fr6m the you want? I would say, no,
SEATTLE -Washington lenge, no question about the number of applica- feet, it may reduce by an. 2 million square feet of not if you want to sleep at
state could be facing a cu- it," said Alison Holcomb, tions, because while the equal percentage the space canopy. night."
rious economics problem: the Seattle attorney who state is not capping the allotted to each grower, or She noted that soon af-
too many pot growers. -drafted the legal pot law. number of growers, no apply those reductions to ter recreational marijuana BEFORE
According to updated "There are 10 times as one yet knows how many the growers in one or two stores opened in Colorado
figures released Tuesday, many applications as we will meet criteria. The of the tiers. Jan. 1, some close -THE
more than 2,600 applica-, need," board must screen each Holcomb called the glut early due to limited sup-
,tions have been submitted The prospect of having application to make sure of pot-growing applica- ply. Some stores jacked up BOTTOM
to produce the marijuana too many growers isn't the the proposed locations tions "a real problem for prices due to the first-day
that will be sold at state-li- only difficulty prompted aren't within 1,000 feet of the people that want to go demand. DROPS
censed stores when Wash- by the overwhelmin inter- schools, parks, daycares into production." Some hopeful grow-
ingtoi's legal marijuana est in the industry Some or other locations where "If you apply for a ers have applied for the OUT...
industry opens for busi- 2,035 applications have children frequent. Officials 30,000-square-foot grow maximum of three top-
ness around the middle of been processed so'far for must also conduct back- and incur all the expenses tier licenses, meaning SELL YOUR
this year. retaillicenses, but the state, ground checks on applj-, for.the lease and buildout, they might have been
That's a problem because is capping the number of cants and their financial you don't want to suddenly planning to grow as much GOLD
officials are, at least initial- pot shops statewide at 334. backers. learn that you can only as 90,000 square feet of
ly, capping total pot pro- That means there are likely "They haven't gone grow 2,000 square feet," cannabis. AT
duction at 2 million square to be lotteries for those li- through the licensing she said. "Our biggest clients are
feet, or about 46 acres. It censes in many areas. process," he said. "We Holcomb suggested the sweating it," said Seattle
remains to be seen how InSeattle,wherethestate don't know how many are board should be prepared. marijuana' business at-
many applications are ap- Liquor Control Board has viable." to raise the production torney. Hilary Bricken. 4S MllfMl
proved, but if it's even close allotted 21 pot shops, there The board is issuing cap of 2 million square "People are paranoid and "jELES
to the number submitted, have been408 retail license growing licenses of three feet, to ensure enough pot they have every right to beid n i
that could leave growers applications. In' Spokane, tiers:lessthan2,000 square is ;produced to meet de- paranoid, because-ho one Paid on Site
with less than 1,000 square which will have eight mar- feet; 2,000 to 10,000 square mand. It remains un- knows what's going to hap- 4432 Lafayette Street
feet apiece on average ijuatia stores, there have feet;' and 10,000 to 30,000 clear how good the pen.As a business strategy, 526-5488
not enough space for most been 84 applications. square feet. Under its licensed growers will prove can you rely on everyone
to run an economically vi- Board spokesman rules, if the total amount of to be, and how much us- else's failure so that you

JPMorgan to pay over $2.5 billion inMadofffraud
David Malloy.
The Associated Press two felony violations of Realtor:
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charges, plus pay an ad- Preet Bharara, .S. Attorney for the Southern istrict of New ported to Britain's Serious
ditional $543 million -to York, announces a settlement with JPMorgan Chase, Tuesday, Organised Crime Agency,
settle civil claims by vic- Jan.7, in New York. and because the bank
tims. It also will pay a government said. knowledge failures in its.. failed to detect and report A U ^
$350 million civilpenalty In late October 2008, protections against money other cases of suspiciouis CA E M A I L FAX
for what the Treasury De- it fied a Suspicious ac- laundering but also al- activity, including more
partment called "critical tivity report with Brit- lows it to avoid criminal than $2 billion in trans- -
and widespread deficien- ish officials. In the weeks charges. No individual ex- actions involving the
cies" in its programs to that followed, JPMorgan ecutives were accused of Puerto Rican affiliate of an
prevent money' launder- withdrew about $300 mil- wrongdoing. untidentified Venezuelan Fast Scan
ing and other suspicious lion of its own moneyfrom The agreement resolves bank, authorities said.

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Deep freeze strands rail, air travelers nationwide
The Associated Press to safety, then bused them the lounge car eventually continued'to suffer under
to their destinations, ran out of everything but the strain of the cold Tues-
CHICAGO -The Amtrak Smith's train began its drinks, Smith said. Several day, though conditions
train slowed to a crawl as it journey in warm Los Ange- passengers speaking to appeared to be slowly
hammered through snow- les but rolled into trouble news outlets by cellphone improving.
drifts in an empty stretch in the frozen Midwest. earlier Tuesday had com- United Airlines still was
of Illinois countryside, de- "They started to cut plained about deteriorat- operating reduced sched-
livering thuds and jolts to through heavier and ing conditions, including ules at its hubs in Chicago,
passengers, untilit lurched heavier drifts," said Smith, flooded sinks and toilets, Clevelana and Newark,
into a mound big enough 45, a sound designer for but Smith and others on N.J., partly because it was
to grind its 8,000-horse- films who got on the train his train only saw over- dangerous for ramp work-
power engine to a halt. at Garden City, Kan. "The flowing trash cans. ers to be loading bags out-
About 90 miles short of passenger on my side was Amtrak spokesman Marc side in the extreme cold.
their Chicago destination, joking, he said, 'I think we Magliari said emergency JetBlue said that by
passengers ended up stuck ran over somebody.' They workers were on -standby, midafterno6n, it was op-
on the train overnight, THEASSOCIATEDPRESS weren't huge bumps, but and that train crews hand- erating a full schedule of
reading books, watching Passengers unload their luggage after arriving at Union it was enough to jerk the ed out food and prepared flights at Kennedy, La-
movies on computers and Station after their Amtrak train from Los Angeles became train." .for any medical issues, Guardia, Newark, N.J., and
taking what amusement stuck in snow drifts on Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Chicago.The severe When the train stopped though he said there were Boston's Logan Airport
they could from a conduc- weather forced hundreds of Amtrak passengers to spend altogether, around 4 p.m. none. after suspending flights
tor who cracked jokes over the night onboard three trains stranded due to the snow in Monday, a conductor As night set in, some tried there late Monday.
the intercom. Food ran low northern Illinois. came on the loudspeaker to sleep. Others paced. Chief operating officer
and some tempers boiled Across huge swaths of the like dunes forced authori- and quipped, 'As you can There was enough of a 3G Rob Maruster said of the
over, but staffkept the heat country, the polar vortex ties to shut major high- see, there's a little bit of signal for those glued to temporary shutdown,
on, entertained children froze travel and left motor- ways, including a 75-mile snow out there." smartphones and tablets "We own it... and I think
and even escorted small ists, airline passengers and stretch of Interstate 81 "At first it was kind of to stay connected. Another we have to make it right"
groups of people outside commtiters fighting to stay north of Syracuse, N.Y., to funny, and our conductor train coming to the res- with displaced passen-
for smoke breaks. in motion and, when'that the Canadian border. had a good sense of hu- cue also got stuck. Local gers. The airline is offering
"You hear those horror failed, fighting to stave off The snow-bound train mor about it, and then it authorities arrived. Crews travel vouchers of varying
stories about the cars that boredom and cold. Airlines stuck near the tiny vil- stopped being funny," said shoveled and plowed, and amounts.
stop in the snow and they again canceled several lage of Arlington in north- Carley Lintz,a 21-year-old passengers eventually Travel industry analyst
freeze to death. I thought, thousand flights Tuesday, central Illinois was one of journalism student on her were moved to a second Henry Harteveldt said he
'Oh God, this is going to as the extreme cold slowed three Amtrak trains carry- way back to Northwestern train, taken back to Princ- thought JetBlue did the
happen, we're going to be everything from baggage- ing a total of 500 passen- University from her home eton, Ill., and put on buses right thing and avoided
in blankets,'" said passen- handling to refueling. On gets that got stuck in the in Gardner, Kan. to Chicago. The ordeal having thousands of pas-
ger Chris Smith. the roads, powerful winds state overnight. Amtrak of- The crew served a dinner lasted some 17 hours. sengers possibly stranded
They weren't alone, pushing snow into desert- ficials eventually got them of beef stew over rice, but Airlines and airports at frozen airports.

Ohio police: Man stopped for speeding had 48 bombs
The Associated Press County Prosecutor Nick but none was listed oA the.
Adkins said. court docket. There was no
LONDON, Ohio A Investigators -are trying :phone listing for the street
man stopped for speeding to determine why the man address listed for him on
in Ohio was charged with had -the arsenal. He faces court records.
illegally making or pos- a court l]earing Friday in Adkins said a $1 million
sessing an explosive device Madison County. bond set for the defendanit,
after nearly 50 bombs and According to the state reflected the possible risk
four guns were found in trooper who stopped him to the public.
his vehicle, for going 85 mph in a 70-
Andrew Scott Bogus- mph zone, Boguslawski -
lawski, 43, was arrested said he had no weapons.
late New Year's Day on In- However, the officer re-
Sterstate 70 west of Colum- turned iwith a ticket 'and
bus. Investigators found' THEASSOCIATEDPRESS saw the handle of a gun.
Stwo pistols, two rifles, 48 This booking photo provided between the man's knees.
explosive devices and tools by the. Tri-County Regional "At that point, he drew
and materials to make ad-. Jail in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, his service weapon; held. B EN SAUNDERS, D.M.D.
ditional explosives, ac- shows Andrew Scott Bogus- the man there and called PEDIATRIC ENTISTRY
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Obituaries events or Martin Luther King Jr. Day Fans wearing
onJan. 20. FSU and UCF
Adams Funeral Home Florida State University won the Bowl hats or shirts
Blountstown, FL From Page 1A Championship Series national cham- and students
Phone 674-5449 Fans wearing FSU and UCF hats or pionship game again Auburn Univer- showing a
shirts and students showing a cur- sity on Jan. 6. The University of Central clltent
James Bryant rent ID will get into a state park for Florida beat Baylor University in the a tr
Mears half price. The offer is good for day- Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1. for half price.
use of Florida State Parks on Mondays In October, the Florida State Parks The offer is
James Bryant Mears, age through Thursdays. System had its own big win, when it good for day-
87, of Sneads, Florida "FSU and UCF are winners, just like was awarded a third Gold Medal of Ex- use of Florida
passed away Saturday, Jan- the state parks," said Donald For- cellence from the National Recreation State Parks
uary 4, 2014 at his home. gione, director of the Florida Park Ser- and Parks Association. This makes including
He was born in Sneads vice. "So it's only natural that the state Florida the first three-time gold medal Florida
April 6, 1926 to the late parks cheer on these bowl wins along award recipient. Since 1935, the Florida Caverns State
Cleveland Stanley and Cleo with fans. The players and coaches of Park Service has provided recreational Park on
(Ham) Mears. James was in Florida's universities work hard and we activities while preserving, interpret- Mondays
the United States Navy applaud their success." ing and restoring natural and cultural through
erved in thePa whre ashe Half-priced admission is good at resources. Thursdays.
shipfitter. He worked for all Florida State- Parks except Ellie To find,out a listing of the ameni-
Gulf Power in 1954 as an Schiller Homosassa Springs Wild- ties for a state park near you, visit the ,
apprentice mechanic and life State Park, Weeki Wachee Springs Florida State Parks website -www.
retired in 1989 as plant su- State Park and Skyway Fishing Pier or download
pervisor. He was a member State Park. This offer does not in- the official Florida State Parks mobile '..
of American Legion Post clude additional usage fees, special app. FLORIDANFILEPHOTO
He was preceded in
death by his parents; his
wife, Penny Mears, three cho
brothers, Buford, Rex, and cho
Lenard Mears; three sisters, From Page 1A
Lillian Butler, Ruby:Kelley, Fma
and Doris Cook. absences excused because
Survivors include a of the sub-freezing temper-
daughter, Pam Strickland atures. School, buses ran,
and husband John of but many parents decided
Sneads; grandchildren, to keep their children off
Wendy Joiner and husband those unheated vehicles.
Richard, Kari Birge, and And of the students who
Brandy Strickland; two did start the school day,
great-grandchildren, Bent-y checked ot earl al
ley Birge and Paisley Joiner; many checked out early all
a sister, Lois Brown of An across the district, school
napolis, Maryland; and a officials cohfirmed.
host of nieces, nephews, Temperatures were ex-
and other extended family. pected, to reach similar
Memorialization will be by levels Tuesday night, and
cremation a frosty start to the school
In lieuof flowers, thefam- dy wast ecte ee
ily suggests memorial on on- day was expected Wednes-
ily suggests memorial con- day, School officials said
tributions be made, to students who stay
Emerald Coast Hospice, d s ut .Wednesday, however,
4374' Lafayette Street, Ma- out Wednesday, howeer,
rianna, Florida 32446 will not get an excused ab-
Adams Funeral Home in sence. That's becautse the
Blountstown, Florida is in weather was expected to
charge of the arrange- be somewhat warmer, one
ments. Phone 674-5449. school official said.
You may offer the family ANGIE COOKFLORIDAN And Graceville's water
condolenaces online Wearing a hard hat sporting a New Orleans Saints emblem, Stacy Lambert of Hammond, La., explains the process he situation had been solved, and fellow crew members use to install new liners in portions of existing pipes that connect residences to the city sewer to a large extent by theend
system in Marianna on Tuesday. of the school day Tuesday;
the toilets will now flush at
W or some fluids used in the process vest: Asked about the difference in school, with,the town's wa-
oiK temporarily freezing Tuesday's cold-weather gear; Lambert joked, ter system back on line af-
ortistic sign s Unimited oIncg midday temperature was still in "we're old," referring to his fellow ter the shutdown brought
1 Jefferso S. Ma rianna From Page 1A the high 20s the crew members crew members who were bundled on by weather-related is-
850-372-4456 town working on the city of Mari- seemed to take the cold weather in up just a little tighter. sues, but the city was still
anna's ongoing sewer line project. stride. With another hard freeze fore- expected to be under a boil
Michael's Toggery Their part of the work involves -While three of the men had the cast for Tuesday night, here's .water notice through most
2878 Jefferson St. Marianna installing new resin-cured liners in hoods of their jackets tucked under hdping they and everyone else of Wednesday because of
850-482-8647 portions of existing pipes that con- their hard hats arid layers of cloth- who has to. work outside are the low pressure in the sys-
SB nect residences to the city sewer" ing on underneath to endure the up for more chilly conditions tem that resulted from the
system. cold, Bell seemed content in just when they're back on the job crisis. Low water pressure
Ex-Mis Venezuela : Aside from the aggravation of a couple of T-shirts and a safety Wednesday. ; can make the system vul-
slain in highway nerable to contamination,
and tests were taken'of the
robbery afternoon. switch did, and couldn't trigger water throughout the day
The Associated Press W ater The city experienced two weath- the distribution of water. City of- Tuesday.
er-related issues which caused it to ficials said none of the distribu- However, even if the re-
CARACAS,Venezuela-A From Page 1A be unable to distribute water for a tin lines froze. The. pipes leading suits are negative as expect-
former Miss Venezuela and the notice wouldbe in place until time and to lose pressure. The pres- into the distribution lines were ed for contamination, the
her ex-husband were shot water test results were in and could sure problem was related- to the wrapped and had heat lamps on boil water notice must stay
g and killed and their 5-year- confirm that the brief pressure fact that so many customers on the them, but with the lubrication feed in effect at least 24 hours
old daughter wounded problem did not result in a con- line dripped their faucets Monday and switch out in the open, even after it is issued. The timig
when they resisted rob- tamination of the water supply. night in attempting to avoid burst wrapped, the cold and wind froze might allow the school to
bers by locking themselves The city advises that all its resi- pipes. the trigger. start using its consumable
inside their car after tire dents should first boil any water The other problem was a first for The city had plenty of water in water sometime over in the
punctures disabled it on an that is to be used for drinking, cook- the city. The wind and tempera- storage under normal circum- late part of the dayWednes-
isolated stretch ofhighway, ing, making ice, brushing teeth or tures caused a switch to freeze'up stances, officials said, but because day. Until then, prepared
police said Tuesday. washing dishes, or to ise bottled which, if properly operating, would so many ran their faucets, the sup- foods such as sandwiches
The slaying of Monica water for those purposes until the have signaled the waterworks sys- ply was quicklydepleted when that will be used to feed the chil-
Spear, 29, a popular soap- problem-is corrected and tests show tern that the wellhead was properly demand was added to normal daily dren in theA two Gracerille
opera actress, and Thomas that the water is safe todrink. lubricated and could safely release 'usage. schools unlessgthe vater is
Henry Berry, a 39-year-old If allwent as expected as the test water into customer distribution The city's situation caused prob- first boiled.
British citizen, was the lat- results came in, the city expects lines. The lubrication line itself lems for the school system that Graceville Elementary
est high-profile crime in a to lift the notice late Wednesday didn't freeze, but the ground-level day. Principal Petey Sims said
country where killings are -- -.that, instead of the usual
common in armed rob- 360-student head count,
beries andwhere rampant es e patcher notified Georgia and also had his chief and other Florida offi- his school had about 100
kidniapping has ensnared escue officials and, using infor- deputy along to help in cials helped their Georgia children in attendance
even foreign ambassadors mation harvested from the search for the third counterparts in the search Tuesday.
and baseball players. From Page 1A the telecommunications man. As the day wore on, for the third individual. Jackson County Super-
Monday's killings fol- the call came in around systems, helped those Roberts also sent for his The primary search area intendent of Schools Steve
lowed a pattern in Venezu- 8 a.m. officials determine the mobile command cen- is in Seminole County, Benton said that in the past
ela of. late-night assaults When the third young owner of the phone. The ter. It was to be set up in Ga., just over the Jackson whentheschoolhashadis-
carried out by disabling man was last seen by his boy's family members the search headquarters County/Florida line by sueswithrestrooms,they've
cars with obstacles placed companions, they say, he were tracked down and late Tuesday afternoonto water. Seminole County simply taken the children
on roadways. was clinging to a floating were able to tell searchers give the large search team Sheriff Heath Elliot was in to the Graceville Civic Cen-
Spear- and Berry were fuel tank, according to where the three launched shelter from the biting charge of the rescue/re- ter for bathroom breaks but
slain at about 10:30 p.m. Roberts. their boat, Roberts said. cold as they continued coverymission, that wasn't an option this
between Puerto Cabello, The rescue effort began To further assist Geor- their mission. Roberts Roberts said the task time around because of the
the country's main port; after the call pinged off a gia in the search, Roberts said Sneads Police Chief was daunting due to the citywide outage.
and the provincial capital of Florida cell tower, bypass- went to the scene, sent Burt McAlpin, officers temperature of the water Benton said he opted
Valencia. They were return- ing the weaker Georgia a rescue boat and team, from 'the Florida Game and because of the wind to keep the schools open
ing from vacation to Cara- signal and alerting Jack- sent a helicopter with pi- and Freshwater Fish Con- and temperature on the Tuesday in tIart because
cas on a badly maintained son County. Roberts dis- lot and searcher aboard, servation Commission ground. he believed that some stu-
stretch of highway that is '....-dents don't have adequate
Their four-door .sedan ir e co cras es lunchtime meals, and that
hit "a sharp object that had school might have been
been placed on the high- 4 crew members killed Suffolk County, which hosts U.S. was not authorized to discuss the the safest place for them.
way" which punctured at Air Force units and personnel, said crash publicly. One school official said
least two of its tires, said The Associated Press in a telephone interview that the Police in Norfolk County cor- that most teachers likely
Jose Gregorio Sierralta, the helicopter went down inthe coast- doned off the area where the crash presented review mate-
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Two tow trucks arrived al area of eastern England during a there and on a training mission. police are at-the scene. large number absences,
almost immediately after- training mission 'on Tuesday night, In Washington, a U.S. defense of- Pave Hawks are often used rather than introducing
ward, said Sierralta,. and killing all four crew members ficial said the accident killed the for combat search and rescue new things that .would
the attack occurred after aboard, officials said. four U.S. Air Force crew members missions, mainly to recover have to be presented again
the car had been lifted Lt. Keenan Kunst at the Royal aboard. The official spoke on con- downed air crew members or other as the full complement of
onto one of the trucks. Air Force station in Lakenheath, dition of anonymity because he personnel., students returned.

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Malone Boys Basketball

Malone moves to No. 1, tries to stay focused

BY DUSTIN KENT his team's formidable resume, coach Bailey is playing a lot better, and Steven Welch said he wasn't expect- Chancellor (Lockett) and Xavier
ing his team to be ranked No. 1. (Gray) have matured, and the bench
There is a new No. 1 team in Class "It's definitely a surprise, but it's a is playing a lot better than they were
1A, as the Malone Tigers made their mid-season poll and that's all it is," early.
first appearance this season at the he said. "We're kind of getting an identity
top spot this week after ascending "I am proud of the way the guys and that was one thing we were re-
from No. 5 in the newest Source are playing. Our record is better now ally missing early. We're learning
Hoops poll released Tuesday than I thought it would be at this who we are and I hope we can build
Malone (15-3) overtakes Chipley time. on that."
(8-1) at No. 1, with Chipley falling "Obviously we've still got a ways The coach said the biggest chal-
back to No. 2 after starting the sea- to go in many areas, but I have seen lenge now is making sure that his
son in the top spot, followed by Pax- improvement. I guess it's encour- players understand that despite the
ton (14-2) at No. 3, Chiefland (12-0) aging to be here at this stage of the progress they've made, there is still
at No. 4, and West Gadsden (5-1) at season." more growth needed if the Tigers are
No. 5. The Tigers haven't had the depth going to make a trip to Lakeland this
The rest of the top 10 is rounded and balance of last year's power- season.
out byHawthorne (13-3), Hamilton house squad, but they've gotten "It's maybe like a double-edged
County (9-4), Wildwood (10-4), Live huge seasons from their two perim- sword," Welch said of getting ranked
Oak Melody Christian Academy (8- eter stars Chai Baker and Antwin first..
3), and Altha (10-2). Johnson, with Baker averaging over ; "On one side, it's nice to be recog-
Malone spent almost the entire 23 points per game and Johnson*21 nized and it's an honor to how hard
season in 2012-2013 at No. 1, but this season. those guys are working, -but at the
the Tigers weren't expected by many Those kinds of numbers were an- same time we can't rest on what's
to return to the top of Class 1A after ticipated going into the year, but behind us.
losing three starters from last year's Welch said it has been the contribu- "If we take it the wrong way as 'if
25-win team. tions of his role players and new- we've arrived as oppose d to it being
But the Tigers have been impres- comers that have been the biggest a motivating tool, that's something
site thus far, losing only to unde- factor in the team's improvement. that can do us more harm than
feated.4A Marianna, 6A Dothan, and "I really do feel like we're a good."
district foe Payton. different team than when the sea- Malone will next play Thursday at OTOBYHALEYBOG
Malone avenged that loss last son began, and I think. the differ- Sneads before filnishing the week out Malone's Antwain Johnson glides in for a layup during a game
week by knocking "off the Bobcats ence has been the improvement of Saturday with a road district game earlier this season. The Tigers are the new No. 1 team in the
73-65, but even with that win and the role players," he said. "(Alonze) against Central. most recent Source Hoops 1A state poll released Tuesday.

C-OLLEGE F r(oE rF Capola BsW eta l

Looking to the future
e 0 l, a L T ,
Sure move to No.

4 in latest

The Chipola Indians moved up one
spot in the latest NlCAA m~s basket-
ball poll released Tuesday,
coming in at No. 4 after
going 3-0 since the last
poll on Dec. 17.
Chipola (15-1) took two -
of those wins at the Gulf
Coast State Classic on Dec. 29-30, beat-
ing Central Georgia Tech 91-69 and
USC-Salkehatchie 91-83.
The Indians most recently opened
Panhandle Conference play with a big
77-76 road victory over the Pensacola
State Pirates on Saturday night.
Chipola was 9cheduled to jump back
into league action Tuesday night by host-
ing the Gulf Coast State Commodores.
Northwest Florida State took over the
top spot in the poll for the first time this
T CIATED season, jumping up three spots from No.
Winning the BCS National Championship wasn't enough for the Florida State Seminoles. Head coach Jimbo Fisher hope to use this as a 4.
stepping stone for years to come for the program. Fisher's first year was in 2010 after he replaced longtime FSU coach Bobby Bowden. The Raiders are 1641 overall on the
season and 3-0 over the voting period
Seminoles focused on sustaining success orewpGtain
S wins over East Georgia State and Cen-
tral Georgia Tech at the Gulf Coast State
The Associated Press Fisher now finds himself get so high, is to not let com- son and lose just threesenior Classic before opening Panhandle play
in Bowden's old shoes where placencysetin." offensive starters. Florida Saturday by beating Tallahassee 77-71 at
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. titles will be expected froma ",It's human nature, you take State must replace four senior home.
- Florida State coach Jimbo passionate fan base. winning for granted. You take defensive starters and Fisher Northwest will return to action Satur-
Fisher says winning the na- Florida State beat Auburn success for granted," he said. said he thinks there are up. day with a road contest against Pensac-
tional championship was the 34-31 Monday night to win its. A quick glance at the ros- to three underclassmen who ola State before hosting Gulf Coast State
culmination of a four-year first crown since 1999. ter shows why Florida State have decisions to make about onTuesday.
process that began when he "You've. got to go back to (14-0) will enter 2014 as the apossible move to the NFL. Kilgore College (13-0) comes in at No.
replaced Bobby Bowden as ground zero and you can't favorite. "The future is bright," fresh- 2 in the poll, followed by South Plains
the head of the program in worry about expectations," The Seminoles return Heis- mancornerbackJalenRamsey College (14-1), with North Platte Com-
2010. The next challenge is to Fisher said Tuesday. "That's man quarterbackJameisWin- Said. munity College (12-0) rounding out the
sustain that success. the thing, once expectations ston for his sophomore sea- See FUTURE, Page 10B topfive.

Unbeaten Jaguars are city champs
The Jaguars brought the
Marianna Recreation De-
partment football season
to a close Dec. 21 at Opti-
mist Park with a 9-6 victory
over the Titans to complete
an undefeated season and
take the PeeWee Tackle City
The Jaguars outscored
their opponents in their
seven games by a very im-
pressive score of 139-49,
while the defense recorded
S" ..:: : the only two shutouts dur-
t ing the season in the entire SUBMITTEDPHOTO
league. The Jaguars took the Pee Wee Tackle City Championship with an unde-
In the championship feated season. Front row, from left: Hank Sims, Brantley Willis, Deacon
game, the defense once Temples, Russell Allen, Ethan Burke, Kyan Gibson, and Chris Gable. See-
SUBMI TD PHOTO again got the Jags started ond row: Zach Jemigan, Amarion Speights, Austin Huett; Brennan Fair-
SRadison" Cricket" Skipper, 10, took her first deer whenDeaconTemplescame cloth, Jatorrin Hill, Pacey Williams, Jaxson Crenshaw, and Jaden McCall.
recently off Old Spanish Trail in Grand Ride on a blitz up the middle to Third row: Michael Works, Jordan Jones, Charles Davis, Ryan Grover, Jake
Crenshaw, and Jantzen Jackson. Coaches: Jason Crenshaw, Lee Temples,
See JAGUARS, Page 10B Dan Grover, and Mike Gable.


College Football

Fisher cautious about playoff system

The Associated Press in college football. 'We're football is greater than at December and Jantary
so involved in winning a the sport's 'lower levels, would also mean less time
NEWPORT BEACH, Ca- championship that we're where playoffs can extend for coach's to recruit, he
lif. Florida State coach forgetting the tradition and the season to 16 games for said.-
Jimbo Fisher remembers history of doing things.", teams that play in the final "If you start in December
a time when winning the Fisher and the Seminoles game. and finish in the middle
Rose Bowl or the Sugar. (14-0) won the BCS cham- The team that wins that of January, when does re-
Bowl made for a great sea- pionship game on Mon- College Football Playoff cruiting season go? You've
son for a college football day night, beating Auburn next season is likely to play got a lot of things that we'd
team. 34-31.' 15 games, or at least 14. better be careful in this
He'sconcernedanmoveto., Next season the Bowl Fisher said he's OK with playoff system before we
-aplayoffwfllfurtherdimin- Championship Series will the new system, but would go crazy on it." he said.
ish what used to be a. sig- be replaced by the College be apprehensive to expand "I'm for it. Hey, playoffs.
nificant accomplishment. Football Playoff,:. which it further. if that's what you're going
S"When I was a child, I will put the top four teams "These guys don't get to to do we're going to line.up
remember who won the ,as chosen by a selection go play in an NFL season. and play them. But I just
Sugar Bowl,,who won the committee into two semi- THEASSOCIATEDPRESS They don't get to go rehab don't want to take the true
Orange Bowl, who won the finals played on NewYear's Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has some reservations all day They got school. -history and tradition of
Cotton Bowl, who won the Eve or New Year's Day The about the new playoff system starting next season. They got study halls. They those bowl games may-
Rose Bowl.It was abig deal winners will play for the How many times did they four and five or who's two got things to do," he said. be you're 11-2, dadgum,
to go. We act like that's not national. championship ever get it wrong at the and three. What's the dif- "Those bodies at that age that's a pretty good year.
a big deal now," Fisher said about a week later. j end? We've still got the ference?" Fisher said. aren't developed like a Now ... you act like some- -
ITuesday. "That's one of 'And how many times same problem. You're go- He said the physical toll manis." body should get fired. It's a
the great things you have was the BCS ever wrong? ing to argue over who's of playing major college More playoff games in little bit ridiculous."

Winston kided out ofpractice before BCS

The ssociatedPress: n inute that you've got to Florida with a better tm-
be real careful of, it's not derstanding of each other.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. about you," Fisher said Fisher, however, has tl'e
Florida State coach Jim- Tuesday. "You can get so final say.
bo Fisher was thrilled with involved thatyou're going "It's good to be the king,"
the way Jameis Winston to win the game the key Fisher said. He'll be the
ran the two-minute drill is to use all the weapons king one day. When he's
to win the BCS national around you. He did that in in pro ball he might have
championship. that game." thrown the coach out-But
That wasn't the case lead- "The mindset that you the thing about it, though,
ing up to the big game. have to have, which he had he waited for me to get off
Fisher says he kicked the all year, I just saw it drift- the field and we had a long
Heisman Trophy-winning ingM',he said. 'discussion and we had it
quarterback out of the final On Monday night, Win- out. He's an unbelievable.
practice before the Semi- ston led the top-ranked guy to be able to process
noles left Florida to travel Seminoles on an 80-yard and transition and go right.
to California. -drive inside the Rose Bowl. back.'
Fisher says he took is- He threw a 2-yard touch- "It was just a point
sue with how Winston was down pass with 13 seconds thought I needed to make :
performing during a two- left to beat No. 2 Auburn 34-: to him at the present time
minute drill and sent the 31 and-finish off a perfect as a young guy, and like I
quarterback to the locker season for Florida State. :say, sometimes you-have to THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
room. Fishersaid the two came be their coach. You cant be Jamei Wiston asthrown out of the final practice before he B Nat l hampionship for
'The. thing about two- away from that practice in the irfriend," he said. not doing what he did right in the game itself.

Mason, Marsh u de Au n mirle
The Associated Press high-powered offeise at, with46 cariies for 304yards they chose to stop hi e."
: the end. That left :Mason 1against Missourio capture Marshall had deftly op-
PASADENA, Calif. Tre with an empty feeling .a- the SEC chapionsip and erated Auburn's zone read
Mason and Nick Marshall ter Auburn failed to bring gained164 yards against ri- and the nation's top rush-
delivered everything but home the title for its fans. valAlabama. ing attack after a midsea-
the nationaltitle. "I feel like I let them MmThose two performances son switch in offensive
-Auburn's potent 1-2 back- down," said Mason,. a propelled him to NewYork philosophy to capitalize on
field punch came through Heisman finalist who ran for the Heisman ceremony, his strengths. The junior
in the clutch again Mon- 34 times for .195 yards where he finished sixth. college 'transfer didnt ar-
day night, but this time it in his sixth straight 100- Mason and Marshall rive on campus until the
wasn't enough to prevent a yard game. were integral parts of a sea- summer to start mastering
34-31 loss to No. 4 Florida He pinballed off defen- ,:.'son that matchedC the big: coach Gus Malzahn's no-,
State in the BCS champi- sive back Jalen ',Ramsey gest turnaround in college huddle offense, butlearned
onship game. downfield for his 23rd football history after a 3-9 as he went along.
Mason's 37-yard touch- rushing touchdown of the debacle in 2012. a Not known for his pass-
down run with 1:19 left season and helped the Ti- Marshall thre. for 217 iig, Marshallheld his own
gave the second-ranked gers become the first SEC aTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS yards d two t uchdown's against Winston. The Au-
Tigers (12-2) a lead that team to lead the nation TreMason cre a tuchwn with19 emanng hth an interception M6 bumr qtarterback com-
Jameis: Winston & Co. in rushing. They fell sec- t giAb the butwast enoughs s day night. He also ran for pleted 14 of 27 asses and
mdiracle season and titlerbopes fell short. oM
Wiped out with a 2-yard onds short of the state of male ea a45 yards and a-third score, 'ran 16 times.
touchdown pass to Kelvin Alabama's fifth straight na- ienter the NFL draft, broke I was holding up that crys- but found little running It wasn't a perfect perfor-
Benjamin with 13 seconds tional crown and the SEC's Bo Jackson's school record tal ball, he said. room. p mance. He underthrew a
remaining. eighth in a row. of 1,786 yards rushing set The Southeasterp Con- "That's the way teams.are wide-open Ricardo Louis
A defense that had mostly Mason, who said he during his .1985 Heisman ference's leadingrusher did' going to pla us. They have downfield in the first quar-
held firm in big moments would speak .with family season. Mason finished come up huge on another to pick one of us to stop," ter, and the star of the im-
couldn't stop:the Heisman before deciding whether with 1,816 yards. big stage. He helped power Masonsaid. "He's very dan- probable win over Georgia
iTrophy winner and his to leaveAuburn early and "It would be a lot better if the Tigers into the game gerous on his feet. I guess couldn't pull it in..

Sports Briefs Auburn's Robinson to enter draft
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College Football

Kickoff return propels Florida State to title

The Associated Press Whitfield, one of the fast- "Knew nobody was go- At 5-foot-7, Whitfield is
est players in the country, ing to catch me," Whitfield the smallest player on the
PASADENA, Calif. caught the ball in the end said. "I saw green. I saw roster, but also the fastest.
America, meet Kermit zone and took off up the daylight. That's all I. saw. He ran a 10.15 100-meter
Whitfield. left seam. Teamniate Kar- I can't really explain. "I'm dash in high school that
In a game with a Heisman los Williams made a block gone. You can't touch me." was the third-fastest in
winner, a Heisman final- and an Auburn player got Coach Jimbo Fisher ac- Florida high schoolhistory.
ist and future NFL players out of his lane to open a tually predicted Whitfield Whitfield said he couldn't
on both sides, a freshman gaping alley, would score a touchdown remember the last time he
made the momentum- Whitfield was never at halftime. Coaches and was caught from behind on
shifting play that helped touched en route to a 100- players felt they were close the football field. The last
Florida State rally for a 34- yard return that gave the to breaking a long one on time he ran a 40"-yard dash
31 victory over Auburn in Seminoles their first lead, previous kickreturns. he finished in 4.37 seconds
the final BCS champion- 27-24 with 4:31 left in the "He said either it's go- and that was untrained.
ship game. fourth quarter, since going ing to be a set up for good He believes he's fasternow.
The Seminoles trailed up 3-0 in the first quarter. yardage, or it's going to be Whitfield had only three
24-20 with less than five He knew he was gone soon a touchdown," Williams rushes during the season,
minutes remaining when as Williams sealed off the said.."I said, 'No. 7, what it's but two went for touch- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Auburn kicked off follow- defender, allowing him to going to be?' He said, 'It's downs and he averaged Kermit.Whitfield scored on a 100-yard kickoff return to give
ing a 22-yard field goal. turn the comer. going to be a touchdown.'"' 36.7 yards per carry. the Seminoles the lead late in the fourth quarter.

Auburn leaves season with high hopes for 2014
The Associated Press off right." the first SEC team to lead injuries.
It remains to be seen if the nation in rushing. For the first time in Mal-
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. the Heisman Trophy final- The Tigers matched the zahn's college career, he
-The Auburn Tigers know ist and near-hero of the ti- 2000 Hawaii team for the could have the same start-
there's only one way to top tie game will be.around to biggest rebound after go- ing quarterback two years
this season. help bring that to fruition. ing 3-9 in 2012. in a row.
The Tigers came within Mason is considering Jameis Winston dashed 'Marshall got better at
13 seconds of completing joining All-Southeastern: the Tigers' title hopes with running the offense as the
the biggest turnaround in Conference left tackle Greg an 80-yard drive and 2- season went along. 'He
college football history, Robinson inleaving early' .yard touchdown pass to passed for 1,976 yards and
winning a national cham- to enter the NFL draft. Kelvin Benjamin with 13 ran for 1,068, accounting
pionship and: slapping a Robinson announced his seconds left. for 26 total touchdowns.
triumphant: ending on a decision on Tuesday. Top receiver Sammie A team that was picked
fairytale season. :Even if Mason turns pro 'Coates, center Reese Dis- to finish-fifth in the SEC
Instead, they were, left the Tigers (12-2) won't be mukes and leading tack- West might be inthevicin-
with a 34-31 defeatto.Flor- sneaking up on-anybody THE ASSOCIATEDPRESS ler linebacker Cassanova ity ofthatin thepreseason
ida State and contemplat- after finishing with a No. 2 The Auburn igers mde a dramatic turnaround from 2012, and McKinzy and defensive national rankings.
ing next season's mission. .ranking. have proven that they are prepared to stay in the conversation. tackle Gabe Wright are "I'm not sure Top 10, Top
"To finish it off," tailback With quarterback Nick returning. So are promis-. 5, whatever," tight end
Tre Mason said. "Do'what- Marshall leading the way, to its perch from that 2010 back, recruiting is going ing freshman defensive C.J. Uzomahsaid. "Even if
ever it takes to' finish. We Auburn could well be re- nationalchampionship in great. Our goal is to get linemen Carl Lawson and they put us down further,
made it .all the way here garded as an SEC and his first seasdn back here, and I really be- Montravius Adams, and that's not going to bother
and we let up off the gas nitional title' contender "We're going up," Mal- lieve we'll do it." projected defensive start- anybody. We know that
pedal. Next time we need again. .' zahn said. "The experience His uptempo offense set *ers Jeff Whitaker and Jus- we have to do what we do.
to crank it up to another Certainly, Gus Malzahn's I that we had and we've got school marks for total and tin Garrett are back after We're going to have an un-
gear and finish this thing team raised the bar back most of our guys coming rushing yards and became missing the season with believable offseason.

UCIA QB Hundley to Oregon State QBMannion

return for junior seaso returng for seior year
The Associated Press The Associated Press Draft Advisory Board and The Beavers rebounded
was projected as a third- and reeled off six straight
LOS ANGELES Brett CORVALLIS, Ore. -.Or- round selection. wins tpo become bowl eli-.
SHundley decided the NFL egon State quarterback In fall camp, coach Mike gible seven games into
can wait until he accom- Sean Mannion is returning Riley took his time to de- the season. Along the way,
plishes a few more feats for his senior season. cide whether to start Man- the 6-foot-5 Mannion was
for UCLA. Mannion, who has al- n.ion or CodyVaz. The two widely considered a Heis-
Hundley will return for ready graduated with a had traded off the prior man hopeful.
his junior season, the bachelor's degree ih lib- season mostly because But a 20-12 loss to then
UCLA quarterback an- eral, studies, announced of injuries and the Bea- No. 6 Stanford touched off
nounced Monday at a his decision Monday in a vers went 9-4 after winning a five-game losing streak to
campus news conference statement released by, the just three games in 2011. opponents that included
packed with teammates Beavers. Mannion won the job, USC, Arizona. State and
and friends... "I'm excited to return for but got off to a rocky start Washington.
'After just two seasons as my senior year," Marnion when theBeavers fell 49-46 The Beavers capped the
the Bruins' prolific start- said. "I weighed the pros at home to lower-division regular season with a hard-
er, Hundley likely would THEASSOCIATED PRESS and cons of making my- Eastern Washington in the fought 36-35 loss to rival
have been a high pick in UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 3,071 yards in the self eligible for the Draft season oener. Oregon atAutzen Stadium.
the upcoming draft, per- 2013 season with 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions with my faily and current
haps even the first quar- coaching staff, and came to
terback taken. He waited Hundley has been the more with a loaded, expe- the conclusion that I have .
a few days after UCLA's UCLA starter since his rienced roster behind him decided to continue myca- '
Sun Bowl victory before first game under coach this fall. treer with my teammates." Cmpion ,ima Medicine
deciding he wants anoth- Jim Mora, running for a "All the stars are really Mannion set a Pac-12 i
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Arizona still No. I in AP Poll

The Associated Press 0) got the other five.
Wichita State was sixth,
Arizona is No. 1 in The followed by Baylor, Vil-
Associated Press college larrova, Iowa State and
basketball poll for the Florida.
fifth straight week, but for Duke, which lost at
the first time in that span Notre Dame, dropped to
there are changes in the No. 16, the first time the
Top 25. Blue Devils are out of the
The Wildcats (15-0) Top 10 since December
were still a runaway No. 1, 2007.
with Syracuse, Ohio State, No. 23 Illinois and No. 25
Wisconsin and Michigan Kansas State -moved into
State remaining the next the rankings for the first
four teams. Arizona re- time this season replac.
ceived 60 first-place votes. ing Connecticut, which T"HEASSOCIATEDPRESS
from the national media had been 17th, and North Arizona remains atop the latest college basketball poll, a spot
panel, while Syracuse (14- Carolina, which was 19th. it has held since Dec. 9. Nick Johnson (13) is a big reason why.

THEASSOCIATEOPRESS Jayhawks approach Big 12 playjaded
Michael Frazier II is second on the Gators in PPG (11.9) and
first in 3-point percentage (49%). The Associated Press

.'LAWRENCE Kan. -The
Shadmission that came from,
^Flor^a hKansas coach Bill Self was.
brutal in its honesty which
everyone should have
expected. Self rarely su-
garcoats any of his teams
won 10 of 11 shortcomigs
It came Sunday, just. a
The Associated Press then-No. 12 UConn early few minutes after San Di-
last month. The Gators are ego State had ended the
GAINESVILLE, Fla. 14th in the Ratings Per- Jayhawks' 68-game non-
Florida will open South- centage Index and 44th conference winning streak'
eastern Conference play in strength of schedule, a in Allen Fieldhouse, after
right where it started the non-conference slate that Self was asked whether his
season in the top 10. included games against team was as far along as he
The Gators moved up Wisconsin, Florida State, expected with Big 12 play
two spots to No. 10 in the Connecticut, Kansas, starting up this week.
latest Associated Press col- Memphis and Richmond. "Candidly? No, we're
lege basketball poll Mon- "I think we're a better not as good as I thought
day. This time, coach Billy team,"Donovan said Mon- we'd be, and our players
Donovan believes his team day "I don't know where know that," Self said. "I
is Imore deserving of the we should be ranked at still think we'll be good,
lofty ranking. this point in time. I think it's just taking longer than
When the season began, we've played some very, I thought."
Donovan said his team very good teams. ... In a lot Time is running out, too.
10th atthe time was of ways, you can move up The No. 18 Jayhawks (9-
"light years 'away from in the rankings based on 4) begin pursuit of their
even being ranked." The what teams do in front of 10th consecutive Big 12 o
M ca er receivedaback- three pla eyu and im go ing t itle w a trip o Okla- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gators had three players you, and if a team doesnt title witha trip to Okla- After Sunday's loss to San Diego State Kansas coach Bill Self reddily admitted that they Jay
suspended and a few more lose games, you are never homa on Wednesday hawks are not as good as he thought they would be.
dealing with injuries going to move up." night. It's the first stop in
Now, Florida (11-2) is It should come as no sur- a five-game meat-grinder
lose to full strength'head- prise that the Gators are in against teams that are a da, and then lost tothe No. last game just try to learn in the opening seconds
ing into Wednesday's- SEC this position They have combined 60-8, a stretch 13 Aztecs in. a game that as much as you can." of games,even.buring a
opener against South Car- four seniors in the starting that could decide early San Diego State controlled Self has had other teams timeout after two posses-
olina (7-6). lineup a rarity for a big- on whether Kansas is a nearly start to finish. that relied heavily on new- sions in a lackluster win-
Florida has won five in a time program in college contender. It's the first time Kansas comers, but never to this ove Toledo.
row and 10 of 11, the only basketball- and plenty of After playing Oklahoma, has lost four games this extent. Those four fresh- "I think we've learned a
loss a ,buzzer-beater at pieces around them. the Jayhawks face No. early' since the 2005-06 men are among the Jay- lot, things that'll help us
S25 Kansas State, ninth- season, Self's third in Law- hawks' six leading scor- down the road, rebound-
ranked Iowa State, No. 11 rence. The Jayhawks lost ers, topped. by Andrew ing in the clutch, last-sec-
Oklahoma State and sev- four oftheirfirst seven that Wiggins, the consensus ond shots," Wiggins said,
enth-ranked Baylor all year, but went 22-4 and No. 1-rated recruit and an trying to put a positive
at home but the Sooners won the Big 12 title before expected lottery pick in spin on the season. "We
and the Cyclones. getting upset byBradley in June's NBA draft. just a learned a lot of stuff,
That just about makes the NCAA totirnament. Even when heds had and we're young, so that's
the Jayhawks' nbn-confer-, The last time Kansas freshmen before, Self's good.You can only learn."
ence schedule look easy lost four non-conference teams have usually been Self has preached pa-
"It's a joke. I mean, it's a games was 2008-09, when balanced by juniors and tience from thefirst day of
joke," Self said."This is the they fell to Michigan State, seniors who had, been in practice, insistingto any-
one thing Iwish they could UMass, Arizona and Syra- the program; There were one who would listen that
change, and there's no way cuse. The Jayhawks didnt role players who had the Jayhawks were talent-
they could, and this isn't lose their fourth last year weathered everything that ed but green. They might
me complaining this until Feb. 9. Self could lob at them. still be a work by March,
is just a fact I think if "Our first portion of the They had become in- but they also just might
the Big 12 schedule came season wasn't that good, doctrinated in his gritty have the highest ceiling of
,out earlier, that you could but the second portion, man-to-man defense, and any team he's ever had.
THEASSOCIATEDPRESS impact how you schedule we have to become a bet- become so adept at his He underscored that
While arguing a call during Sunday's game against Wiscon- your games." ter team, become better high-low motion offense belief Sunday, one breath
sin, Iowa coach Fran McCaffrey (left) had to be held back by Sure, the Jayhawks on defense. The real sea- that there was little foi Self after Self finished lament-
assistant coach Andrew Francis. McCaffrey was ejected from knocked off then-No. 4 son is starting now," said to say on the sideline. ing how slow progress had
the game, and was charged with two techhical fouls. Duke in Chicago early this point guard Frank Mason, These days, Self is usu- been and 'how much far-
season, but they've mostly one of four freshmen play- ally jumping up from his ther his team still had to
B11 l1lArS- stumbled against premier ing regular minutes. seat and barking orders go.
~B ig 1en~ teams. They lost to No. 8 "We just have to move
I'f aVillanova in the Battle 4 on as a team, and as in- .
sM cC ery tor Atlantis, dropped back-to- dividuals," Mason said.
S back road games to No. 15 "Don't .worry about the
leje io Colorado and No. 10 Flori- mistakes you made the
1 game after ejection
The Associated Press "I think it's important to Griin ell's M aher sets sea n r iiio
.DES MOINES, Iowa point out that my passion
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Falcons' owner Blank

supports coach Smith
The Associated Press
owner Arthur Blank fully
supports coach Mike
Smith and general man-
ager Thomas Dimitroff
and believes they'll lead
his team back to the play-
offs in 2014.
In his first public com-
ments since Atlanta end-
ed a 4-12 season, Blank
said Monday that despite
a major collapse in 2013, THEASSOCIATEDPRESS
THEASSOCIATEDPRESS Smith and Dimitroff have Alter a'disappointing 2013 campaign, Atlanta owner Arthur
New England middle linebacker Brandon Spikes (55) is the fourth major defensive player to go earned the right to change Blank has no intention of making any changes.
down for the season for the Patriots. Spikes will likely be replaced by Dane Fletcher. the team's fortunes next
season. upper echelon teams. the past. My goal as the
"If I felt for any version Only New England, owner, the steward and
of a NewYork minute that Pittsburgh, Baltimore, the conduit for the fans is
trts p we didn't have the right Green Bay and New Or- to put rings on the fingers
leadership and ability to leans have had better re- ofourplayers-forAtlan-
make that happen in 2014, cords over the last six sea- ta and for all of us."
ra nn pls o we would make addition- sons. The Falcons, who Blank agreed with com-
S, o^n al changes," Blank said. !'I are tied with Indianapolis ments made by Smith and
don't think those changes for a 60-36 regular season Dimitroff that the Falcons
The Associated Press Wilfork played the first replace Spikes at middle are necessary because I mark, are the only club must rebuild their offen-
four games, tackle Tommy linebackerbetweenDont'a think we do have ability, not to reach the Super sive and defensive lines
FOXBOROUGH,' Mass. Kelly the first five and line- Hightower and rookie Ja- but that goal and that de- Bowl. to stop getting pushed
New England's defense backer JerodMayo.the first mie Collins, a firt-round sire is my standard." Blank said he expects, at around on the line of
suffered another big blow six. Wilfork has made five draft pick. The Patriots Blank, the team's owner a minimum, that Atlanta scrimmage.
Monday when the Patriots' Pro Bowls and Mayo was have two other liiebackers since 2002, believes the will have a winning record The team fired offensive
placedlinebackerBrandon chosen for two. Chris White, a special- Falcons could be on the and return to the playoffs line coaches Pat Hill and
Spikes on injured reserve Spikes has been play- teamer who has no defen- cusp of a major turn- next season. Paul Dunn and defensive
because of a knee injury ing with a knee injury for sive tackles in 16 games, around. He compared At-, "I think this is impor- line coach Ray Hamilton
five days before their play- much of the season. He :and Steve Beauharnais, lanta's six-year record un- tant for our fans to un- a couple of. hours after
off game against the India- started but made just one who has played just two der Smith and Dimitroff derstand," he said. "I've Smith and Dimitroff met
napolis Colts. tackle in the last regular- games. as favorable to the NFL's made this quite public in with reporters last week.
Spikes, the Patriots' sec- season game, a 34-20 win Spikes is a strong run de-
bnd-leadingtackler, istheir over the Buffalo Bills. The fender and had 134 tackles *
fourth key defender to be Patriots had a bye last- this season, three behind V j I
The. other three all went the AFC divisional-round drafted Spikes in the sec- Gde
,on injured reserve before game Saturday night. ond round in 2010 out of TheAssociated Press
the midpoint. Tackle Vince Dane Fletcher is likely to Florida.
Minnesota Vikings have
started the second week
of their search for a head 4W
Colts ign Patriot Branch coach and ther's plenty
Seof competition for time on
their calendar.
TheAssociated Press there, we figured that the Branch has 518 receptions The Vikings .asked to
questions were going to for 6,644 yards and 39 interview Cincinnati of-
SINDIANAPOLIS The come up 'f you're signing touchdowns in 140 regui, fensive coordinator Jay
Colts are getting some help this guy who spent time lar-season games, most of Gruden, the younger
from a former Patriot. in New England, is it just those with Brady and the brother of former NFL
Six days before the two a coincidence or do you Patriots. Branch also has head coach and current
rivals reet in a division- need the guy to help you 64 receptions for 948 yards ESPN game analyst Ton THEASSOCIATED PRESS
al-round game, the Colts win a football game?' We with foir TDs in the post- Gruden. But Jay Gruden The Minnesota Vikings arejust one of several teams that have
signed Deion Branch, the think we got a heck f. a season and tied Jerry Rice's told reporters in Cincinna- the Cincinnati Offensive Coordinator on its radar.
former New England re- football player." Super Bowl record for re- ti on Monday that Tennes- Spielman was in Arizona with the Lions, Titans and
ceiver and Super Bowl Tom Brady might agree. ceptions with 11 in Febru- see and Washington have on Monday to meet with Redskins, who requested
MVP. Earlier this season, he re- ary 2005. alsorequestedpermission. Cardinals defensive coordi- interviews with San Diego
Indianapolis coach portedly lobbied the team Pagano figured all that A person with knowledge natorToddBowles, accord- offensive coordinator Ken
Chuck Pagano pointed to re-sign Branch as the experience would help his of the process, speaking ingJohnWooten, chairman Whisenhunt, according to
out Branch lives in nearby offense struggled with'the young team get ready for on condition of anonym-. of the Fritz PollardAlliance. a report by CBS Sports.
Carmel, works out at one losses ofWes Welker in free what will be their biggest itybecause the teams have Bowles previously inter- The Vikings interviewed
of the city's top training agency, Aaron Hernan- game of the season. Hay- not made information viewed with Cleveland. Seattle offensive coordi-
facilities and fills a need dez to legal trouble and ing a little inside informa- 'about the search public, Wooten atlso said -Browns natort Darrell Bevell and
after Darrius Heyward- Danny Amendola to Rob tion won't hurt, either. told the Associated Press defensive coordinator'Ray defensive coordinator Dan
Bey injfired a hamstring Gronkowski to injuries. "Deion was one of those that Detroit hasinquired, Horton was scheduled to Quinn over the weekend,
Saturday in the Colts' 45- Instead, itwas the injury- guys we worked out a too. meet with Spielman in Ari- ESPN reported. Cincin-
44 comeback victory over plagued Colts who signed couple weeks ago," Pagano The Vikings fired Leslie zona on Tesday. inati defensive coordinator
Kansas City. But Branch Branch off the street. said. "He's a proven guy Frazier last week and will The Vikings and Red- Mike Zimmer is also ex-
also brings something else What Indy gets is a 34- and played at a high level be making their third head skins asked for interviews pected to be on Spieman's
to the locker room deep year-old veteran with two for a long time. So him be- coach hire in eight years, with San Francisco of- list, now thai the Bengals
knowledge of Bill Belich- Super Bowl rings, who was ing right here in our back- the first by general manag- fensive coordinator Greg are eliminated.
ick's playbook. the Super Bowl MVP in yard and with the injuries, er Rick Spielman. Though Roman, the NFL Network NFL rules' allow assis-
"You know it really didn't New England's third title it made sense to bring him 'Houston and Tampa Bay reported; 49ers coach Jim tant coaches on, playoff
sit there and factor in," Pa- run. He also worked with on board at this point.' have already filled their Harbaugh confirmed in-. teams that won wild-card
gano said Monday, down- baclkp quarterback Matt Indy (12-5) has dealtwith jobs, the Vikings still have terest in Roman but de- games to be interviewed
playing .the perceived Hasselbeck when the two a rash of injuries this sea- four other teams inter- clined to specify which this week'before beingput
intelligence coup. "Hav- were teammates in Seattle. son, and Saturday's game ested in many of the same teams. The .Vikings were off-limits again until those
ing had some time spent The 5-foot-9, 195-pound certainly didn't help. candidates, one of four teams, along teams are finished.


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US skiing star Vonn out of Sochi Olympics

The Associated Press unstable to compete at promotional value, and She tore two ligaments in
this level." she's an amazing athlete her right knee and broke
Less than two weeks after Her personal publicist, andanamazingstory,"said a bone in that leg during
reconstructive right knee Lewis Kay, said in a state- Gary Zenkel, president of a high-speed crash at the
surgery in February 2013, ment the 29-year-old from NBC Olympics. "But there world championships last
Lindsey Vonn already was Vail, Colo., will have knee are amazing athletes that February.
sounding a positive note, surgery again "shortly." are going to be in Sochi, As Vonn neared a re-
saying she was "really Like many in her risk- many of which we know, turn, she re-tore her sur-
looking forward to Sochi" filled sport, Vonn has dealt some of which we haven't gically repaired ACL in a
and defending her Olym- with injuries often, par- identified yet." crash during training in
pic downhill gold medal. ticularly at major events. To those in the world of November. After finish-
Along the way to the next She withdrew midway skiing, there's no doubt ing 40th, llth and fifth in
Winter Games, though, through the 2011 world about the sport's most a trio of World Cup races
Vonn began facing more championships because important athlete of late. at Lake Louise, Alberta,
setbacks. As she'd move of a concussion. "Without Lindsey Vonn, in early December, Vonn
past one, another would She raced with a the races are just not the sprained her MCL during
surface. In the end, it was severely bruised shin at TH EASSOCATEDPRES same," Canadian women's a downhill at Val d'Isere,
too much,, even for Vonn, the last Olympics. She Lindsey Vonn will not have the opportunity to build off of her Alpine coach Hugues An- France, two weeks later.
the most accomplished skipped a race at the 2009 2010 Olympic performance in Vancouver. sermoz said last month. "I did everythiig I possi-
U.S. ski racer in history. Ex- worlds after slicing her "She just attracts so much bly could to somehow get
pectedtobe oneofthebig- thumb open on a cham- phone interview. "You'll name in Alpine skiing at interest. When Lindsey strongenoughtoovercome
gest stars at the upcoming pagne bottle. see a lot of Lindsey Vonn the moment and, as it Vonn is here, there are having no ACL," Vonn said
Games, Vonn announced She hurt her knee in in thefuture." happens, the girlfriend of. more people coming to Tuesday viaFacebook.
Tuesday exactly one training and missed a pair Vonn left the 2010 Van- TigerWoods. watch the race, there is "I'm having sdrgery soon
month before the opening of races at the 2007 worlds. couver Games with two Add it all up, and she more interest on TV more so that I can be ready for
ceremony she won't be She took a scary fall during medals: the first Olym-' would have been the fo- journalists are interested. the World Championships
able to race in Russia. training at the 2006 Olym- pic downhill gold for an cus of plenty of media And her relationship with at home inVail next Febtu-
In a Facebook posting, pics, then left the hospital American woman, and a coverage in Sochi, cer- Tiger Woods makes even ary,"shewrote."On aposi-
Vonn said she is "devastat- to compete.. bronze in the super-G. She tainly a main character in more people, interested." tive note, this means there
ed" to miss the Olympics, "She's come back. She'll is also a four-time overall NBC's coverage for a U.S. ButVonn has rarelybeen. willbe an additional spot
"but the reality has sunk be* back," Vonn's father, World Cup champion, .by audience. present on the elite skiing so that one of my team-
in that my knee is just too Alan Kildow, said ina tele- far. the most recognized "Lindsey gives you great circuit the past 12 months. mates can go for gold."

Canada unveils loaded roster as it goes for gold

The Associated Press Canada tries to win a second bounced back from a slow start
straight gold medal next month this season to rank among NHL
Steve Yzerman and the rest of in Sochi, Russia. leaders in points.
Hockey Canada spent months Crosby, who.scored the gold- The most painful call Yzer-,
looking at the country's top play- medal 'winning goal in 2010 man had to make probably was
ers, trying to figure out the best against the U.S., will be joined the one to let St. Louis know he
way to blend talent into a team up front by Jamie Benn, Patrice wasn't on th team.
good enough to win Olympic Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Matt Duch- St. Louis, who plays for Yzer-
gold. ene, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, man in Tampa Bay, didn't make
The Hall of Fame player and Patrick Marleau, Rick Nash, Co- the cut for the Olympics for
Hockey Canada executive direc rey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Steven the second straight time after
tor kept asking himself the same Stamkos, John Tavares and Jona- playing for Canada at the Turin
question as months turned into than Toews. Games in 2006. St. Louis ranks
days and then hours before deci- Jay Bouwmeester, Drew' fourth in NHL scoring among
sions had to be made. Doughty, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Canadians the past two-plus
"'I'm trying to cram 17 bod- Keith, AlexPietrangelo, EK. Sub- seasons.
ies into 14 spots and I couldnt ban, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and "Forme personally, yeah, that's
do that," Yzerman said Tues- Shea Weber will be on defense. a difficult decision," Yzerman Tngus HEASSaOCATED PRESS
day about all those talented Roberto Luongo, CareyPrice and said. P s capain SneyCrosy was a big contributor for Team Canada's
forwards. Mike Smith willbe in goal. Thornton was 'leading the gold medal run the 2010 Olympic gmes, and hopes to repeatinSOCH
Claude Giroux, Mlartin St. Lou- "It is 'something you dream league with 43 assists through
is, Joe Thornton all among the about as a kid, playing. for Monday night's games. The San dano, Dan Boyle, Corey Craw-d -chance to return after being on
NHI's scoring leaders didn't 'your country," Weber said. "It's Jose Sharks star trails just four ford, MareAndre Fleury and Lo- the team four years ago. :
make the cut. something you don't take for fellow countrymen .- Giroux, gan Couture, who is scheduled Stamkos has not played in
"It came down to fit," Yzerman granted." Tavares, Stamkos and St. Louis for surgery this week to treat an nearly two rionths because of a
said, declining tosayexactlywhy Giroux was perhaps the most in scoring since the 2011-12 upper-bodyinjury. broken right leg, but he's on Can-
some standoUts were snubbed. surprising omission. No one season. The current, team' includes ada's team- for now. Yzerman,
Sidney Crosby,- of course, was born in Canadahas more points, Other players who could have 11 players from the Vancouver who is Stamkos' general manger
a lock to make the star-studded enteringplayT'esdaynight, than made the cut include James Neal, Games. Thornton, Seabrook, with the Lightnig, said Stamkos
team, and the Penguins' stand- the Philadelphia Flyers standout Eric Staal, Milan Lucic, Taylor Boyle and Fleury are among the is scheduled for X-rays later this
out will have plentyof help when since the 2011-12 season. He has Hall, Brent Seabrook, Mark'Gior- players who were not given a week.

Kerrigan will be Ovehkin to lea Russiaat Sochi Olympics
The Associated Press Voynov of the Los Angeles chance to represent our a strength. I 'dontt think
Kings and two Montreal country in So- somebodygoingto (think),
ton Capitals winger Alex Alexei Emelin and unbelievable and it's go- be just op Olympic team.
SOvechkin will lead Rus Andrei Markov are also ing to a great thing. Our mission is to try to
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NIISCMRAE "The other teams knew doing their parts. My boys
Jaguars we were going to run it definitely learned that
H right at them all game football really is a team
SFrom Page 1B long but they just couldn't sport and that it takes
find a way to stop us," said more than just a couple
sack the Titans quarter- Temples. "We weren't fast, superstars to win. I just
back in the endzone for a but we were mean and couldp't be prouder of
safety. strong and we controlled these boys."
On their next drive, Jake the line of scrimmage on Defensively the Jags
Crenshaw broke a 40-yard both sides of the ballwhile proved all year long what
run down the sideline eating up clock and avoid- smart kids willing to listen
to set the Jags up with ing turnovers. could achieve.
first-and-goal. "We would just run it up Even though the other
Two plays later, Hank the middle until the de- three teams in the league
Sims scampered into the fense had to sell out to try all had several players
end zone thanks to a great and stop us,, and then it that were much faster
lead block from fullback opened up the outside to than anyone on their
Russell Allen. our wing backs Hank Sims side of the ball, the kids
The Jags defense held and Jake Crenshaw. really listened well and
the Titans to only four first "It also opened up the learned their assignments
downs for the game and passing game with quar- and used a gang tackling
THEASSOCIATED PRESS would have gotten their terback Deacon Temples mentality to keep the
Chase Elliott, son of legendary driver Bill Elliott, will now compete full-time in NASCAR, and will third shutout of the sea- findinghis tightends Chris other teams speedsters in
drive the No.9 car in honor of his father. son if not for a long touch- Gable and Brennan Fair- check.
down run by the Titans cloth for several big pass- They were led, by first
quarterback. ing plays this season." year cornerback Ryan
"I couldn't be prouder of Coach Temples gave all Grover and first year line-
how our team played all the praise to his offensive sbacker BrantleyWillis.
season," said head coach coordinator Jason Cren- The duo shut down the
NA hAho oru r team playednallctheep to his pofve backer Brntey Wilsbr.
Lee Temples.: shaw and his defensive outside runs all year and
"We were the slowest coordinator Dan Grover, forced the runners back
team in theRleague. Every as well as assistant coach inside for lead tackler
other teamrbhad ethree or Mike Gable. Jantzen Jackson.,
four boys faster than our "My job was actu- "Jantzen was just unreal
e dell sifastest akid, but what we ally pretty easy this year -this year," said Temple.
M lacked in spied we made thanks to my great. as- "I've never seen a kid
Sup for in bute strength sistant coaches," said so dominant at this age
and intellect Temples. "Coach Cren- group. No matter how
The Associated Press That cost Truex his ride at NAPA representatives "This byfar the smart- shaw and I ran this same many kids you put on him,
MWR and forced the orga- declined interviews. est .group of boys, I have offense last year and came he is gonna come through
CHARLOTTE, N.C. nization to lay off about a Elliott will make his Na- ever coached. in last in the league win- that line and cause havoc
Budding star Chase El- third of its workforce. tionwide debut at the Feb. We were able'to run ning only one game. in the backfield on every
liott has landed a full-time But the Atlanta-based 22 season opening race at some pretty 1advanced "We almost decid- single snap."
NASCAR ride for 2014 with company had a change of Daytona. He will report for defensive and offensive ed to scrap it this yedr Jackson. had 24 tackles
JR Motorsports, with sur- heart, deciding to return testing this weekend and schemes and the i`boys .and /go back to the for loss onthe season in-
prise sponsorship from for a 19th season in NAS- be paired with crew chief knew how to read the drawing board, but cluding a game-winning
NAPAAuto Parts. CAR to back the up-and- Greg Ives, who led Regan plays and when_ t pull insteadwe decidedto give safy on the last play of
Elliott, the son of 1988 coming Elliott. The Elliotts Smith to a pair of wins uand who to block and that it one more try.It felt good the ameagainst the -
NASCAR champion Bill are from Dawsonville, and a third-place finish in made all the difference."' to go out and prove that tans earlier in the season.
Elliott, will race for the Na- Georgia, roughly an hour the standings at JRM last Offensively the :team you don't need the fast- Coach Temples gave all
tionwide Series title at JRM from NAPA headquarters, season. was led by Russell Allen at est kids to win football the paise to the boys this
driving the No. 9 Chevro- and Chase didn't become "This is an opportunity of fullback. games. season.
let in a nod to his fatheri' eligible to compete full- a lifetime for me, a chance "Russell ran the ball on "As long as you are "They went out there
longtime number. time in NASCAR until he to make a career of this," about 75 percent of our aggressive and willing to with something to prove
The ride became possible turned 18 at the end of Elliott said in a telephone plays and he only had one learn your position, you and Ithink that they did. I
when NAPA reversed its November. interview with The Associ- play: right up the middle," can be a great football want to thank not only the
decision to leave NASCAR "NAPA is pleased to con- ated Press. "I couldn't ask jokedTemples. player at this level. boys but also all their great
following the scandal sur- tinue its long standing for anything more than a The Jags used their big "This opens the game up parents. This is the most
rounding Michael Waltrip involvement in NASCAR, chance with JR Motors- athletic offensive line to to be fup to all the kids out fun I've had coaching in a
Racing's attempt to ma- the most popular form of ports, the backing of Rick pound the ball up the there wanting to play and long time. I really appre-
nipulate a September race motorsports in the United Hendrick, and the sup- middle all season long not just the speedsters. ciate you trusting me to
to get Martin Truer Jr. into' States supported by its port of NAPA. I think to led up front by the duo of All of our games were, coach your boys and look
the Chase for the Sprint many loyal and passion- have that connection with Charles Davis and Jantzen true team efforts with all 'forward to another great
Cup championship. ate fans," said Dan Askey, NAPA is really, really neat. Jackson. the kids helping out and season next year."
NAPA issued a harsh re- president of NAPA. "Chase The headquarters is not far
buke of MWR and ended Elliott is a young and tal- from our house, and to me,
its multimillion-dollar ented, future star in the that goes a lot further than LOOKING FOR MORE NEWS? VISIT
sponsorship of Truex one sport and will represent you think. For both of us WWWJCFLORIDAN.COM
year into a three-yearcon- NAPA well both on and off to come from Georgia, my
tract extension with MWR. the track." home state, is special."

Hornish to drive 7 races for Gibbs

TheAssociated Press ter 10 years with Penske was time for Hornish to
Racing. move on to a Sprint Cup
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornish finished second Series ride.
Sam Hormish Jr. will drive in the Nationwide series With very few open seats
seven Nationwide Series championship race last available, Hornish landed
races for Joe Gibbs Racing season.. at JGR in the shared seat.
this season. But Penske decided not Hornish will drive at
Hornish will share the to bring Hornish ,back Talladega in May, both
No. 54 Toyota with Kyle this year, partly because Iowa events, at Road
Busch, who will drive the of sponsorship issues America, Chicagoland,
car in 26 races. and partly because the Mid-Ohio, and Kentucky
He moves to Gibbs af- organization believed it in September.

"That's our nature as hu- ter' Auburn wasn't called
Fut e mans, it's not too grind, for a horse collar tackle at
it's not to push. That's why the end of a catch-and-run
oFromn Page 1B there is only one champion by Rashad Green late in the
at the end," he said. game.
"We know what it takes Fisher did get a chance to "You feel like you want to
now. We know how it feels, savor the moment late af- sleep for about a week after
We don't be disappointed ter the game, surrounded these seasons," Fisher said.
next year from not being by friends and family in "We'll get back tomorrow
here. his hotel room. He sat half and give the staff a day or
"We want to make this asleep in a chair, exhaust- so and then we'll get back
'thing a dynasty. Florida ed, and nursed a pulled recruiting and we got to get
State is back to where it hainstring he sustained going.
should always be." running down the sideline "It's time for another
That senior class was and chasing an official af- one," he said.
Fisher's first as head coach
and was the cornerstone
of the new foundation.
The 2011 class, however,
was widely considered
the' No. 1 recruiting class
in the country and one of
the best in school history.
Then there's the 2012 class
that includes Winston, an-
other handful of .starters
and more young talent that
had to wait their turn.
This was not an old team
that will need to replace
starters all over the field. SAMC is committed to providing the healthiest environment
"I don't care how tal- possible for patients, visitors and employees.
'ented you are," Fisher '- '
maintained. "This team As ofJanuary 1, SAMC is designated a smoke-free campus.
has ito go backget itoes own As we seek to promote wellness to those we serve, SAMC
ship and develop that, and prohibits employees, visitors and patients from smoking on
that's going to be our chal- any medical center properties. This includes cigarettes, cigars,
lenge now. It's how hungry pipes, eleconic arettes orlove ciartes
can you stay to be able to pipes, electronic cigarettes orclove cigarettes.
do it over and over again,
and that's going to be the SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
challenge and our mindset
and that's going to be myM EDICAL CENTER
temperament going in, to
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