Jackson County Floridan


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Jackson County Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Man charged with animal cruelty

Police: Dog set on fire after he was shot and. beaten to death with rifle and ax handle

From staff reports
A Campbellton man faces an ag-
gravated animal cruelty charge after
allegedly shooting his family's dog
and then beating it to death with a
rifle and an ax handle.
In addition to animal cruelty, Jim-
mie Lee Ward, 54, is also charged in
the case with aggravated assault (do!
mestic violence and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon)
According to the complaint filed
against Ward by the Jackson County
Sheriff's Office, a deputy was dis-


The frigid weather brought icy
images to Jackson County over-
night as the cold wrapped it-
self around water coming out of
sprinklers across the region. The
resulting icicles created glistening
sculptures. Some of those were
made on purpose as a youngster's
experiment and others were made !i *m,(
by a farmer to save his winter crop.
Others pieces were simply hap- i :1-
penstance art.
A 12-year-old turned a pine tree
in his yard into a piece of art so r '
compelling to his mom that she
lingered a little too long admir-
ing it; he was just a shade late for
school after she tore herself away Glassy grass!
and hustled him to class. The stu-
dent, Sam McDaniel, had turned ^
on an elevated sprinkler head .' ...
Tuesday night. He and his parents, :1
Kelly and Greg McDaniel, awoke
to the sight of ice in the pines early
Wednesday at their home on El
Bethel Church Road on the east
side of Grand Ridge.
"We had a blast looking at this
thing," Kelly McDaniel said. "It's a
pretty big tree, and the ice lowered
some of the limbs. It looked like
the tree was wearing a skirt. I guess
Sam had heard about people do-
ing it, and he wanted to try. When
I woke up and saw it, I thought,
'Wow, that's too awesome.'
Not far away, on the west side i"h
of the four-lane section of U.S.
90 in Grand Ridge, ice laced the ^r^' ^
ornamental grasses around the 8
town's stretch of landscaped crepe
myrtle trees. City officials say that U
wasn't by design, but was the re- 1UQ1
suit of running sprinklers as usual
to keep the trees' roots properly
See ICE, Page 5A

patched to Ward's Memory Road
home Tuesday after a call fromWardi
live-in girlfriend, who
is also his ex-wife.
I She asked to be tak-
en to a domestic vio-
lence shelter, telling
the deputy that he had
threatened her. She
Ward then told the respond-
ing office what had

allegedly happened to the dog two
days earlier.
She said Ward became upset with
their Yorkshire terrier because it had

defecated on the floor of the home
.several times. The woman said Ward
forced her to coax the dog onto the
porch using a piece of chicken to
lure the dog out around 7:30 p.m. on
Jan. 5. Ward said she at first refused
to do so, but that Ward threatened
her with words and by pointing a
rifle toward her.
The dog eventually came out onto
the porch, but appeared afraid as
Ward approached and ran back in-
side the house, the woman alleges.
See CRUELTY, Page 5A


;es along U.S. 90 in urand Ridge.

) LOCAL...3A


Ice in the
pines on El
Bethel Church




notice lifted

From staff reports
The town of Graceville
has lifted a boil-water
notice issued Tuesday as
a precaution because a
weather-related loss of
pressure left its potable
water supply vulnerable to
possible contamination.
Tests came back nega-
tive for contamination
and the water is safe to
Around noon Tuesday,

the pressure was getting
back to normal but the
notice was in place until
water test results were in.
The city experienced
two weather-related is-
sues that interfered with
water distribution for a
time Tuesday, causing
pressure to drop. The
pressure problem was at-
tributed in part to many
customers on the line
See NOTICE, Page 5A


In this Floridan file photo, cars traveling along Lafayette
Street in Marianna pass the site of a planned Dollar General
Plus store.

Dollar General

plans move forward

new Dollar General store
that is planned for Guy-
ton Street was before
Marianna city commis-
sioners again Tuesday
night, when the board
approved a major de-
velopment order for the
The applicant for the
order, Teramore Develop-
ment LLC out of Thom-
asville, Ga., is seeking to
construct an approxi-
mately 12,370-square-
foot Dollar General store
at the northwest corner of
U.S. 90 and Guyton Street.
To do so, the company
will demolish two existing

homes located at the pro-
posed site.
One, belonging to Joe
Carnley, was built in 1932
and the other, a long-
unoccupied structure
owned by Beth Hinson
Quick, was built in 1936.
Both homes are de-
scribed by city officials as
being in a deteriorating
Plans indicate the
Dollar General store will
be constructed so that a
large oak tree located on
the southeastern comer
of the lots will be pre-
served. Additional trees
will be planted around
the finished 'site, which
See STORE, Page 5A

'Citizen' candidates

sought as Chamber

readies for banquet

First Friday breakfast also on tap as
last gathering before the big night

The Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce
has chosen a theme for its
2014 Chamber Banquet,
celebrating the past year
of accomplishments and
the future of the Cham-
ber. The theme will no
doubt be referenced at
this Friday's Chamber
Power Breakfast, with that
7a.m. session in the Jack-
son County Agriculture
Complex on Penn Avenue
in Marianna to be the last
community get-together
hosted by the Chamber

before the big banquet on
Thursday, January 30.
The ban-

Massey mission to
the event is
$49 per person, and seat-
ing can be reserved by
calling Tamara Rasmus-
sen at 482-8060 and pay-
ing in advance. Special
sponsorship seating is
See CHAMBER, Page 5A

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Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
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Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday through Friday and
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at Marianna, FL.

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Community Calendar

Forest Certification-9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the
UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office;, Mari-
anna. Cost $15 which includes materials, lunch and
breaks. SAF Continuing Forest Education credits
approved for this workshop: 3.5 hours Category 3.5
hours Category 1-CF. Call (352) 219-8717.
Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The
Oaks Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's
focus is the local community, "Community, Children
& Character." Call 526-3142.
St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1 p.m. St. Anne's
Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call-482-
*) Employability Workshop-2:30 p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center. "Making Positive First
Impressions" is the workshop. It is free and open to
the public.The workshop is facilitated by a Certified
Motivational Career Coach. Visit employflorida.com
to register for these informative workshops.
) Chipola Regional Workforce Development
Board Executive Committee Meeting-5 p.m. in
the Workforce Board Community Room, Marianna.
Meeting accessible to individuals with disabilities
or physical impairments. Persons with hearing or
speech impairments contact Lisa Wells at 718-
0456, ext. 101 through the Florida Relay system by
dialing 7-1-1.
) Chipola Regional Workforce Development
Board General Meeting-6 p.m. in the Workforce
Board Community Room, Marianna. Meeting ac-
cessible to individuals with disabilities or physical
impairments. Persons with hearing or speech im-
pairments contact Lisa Wells at 718-0456, ext. 101
through the Florida Relay system by dialing 7-1-1.
) Town of Grand Ridge Council meeting-6 p.m.
at the Grand Ridge Town hall. Public invited. Call
) Jackson County Branch of the NAACP
monthly meeting 6 p.m. St. James
The William Dunaway Chapter, Florida Soci-
ety, Sons of the American Revolution meet-
ing-6:30 p.m. at Jim's Buffet and Grill in Marianna
for annual officer installation meeting. Program by
Dale Cox, speaking on" Daniel Boone in Florida."
Anyone interest in SAR welcome. For more info call
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.

Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast and
Networking Event-7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Agricultural
Center Complex, Penn Ave., Marianna sponsored
by Regions Bank. Guest speaker: Robert Goetz. For
more info call 482-8060.
) ACT Registration deadline-Chipola College for
February test date. For information, call 718-2211 or
visit www.chipola.edu.
) Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast-7
a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Agricultural Center on Penn

Ave. in Marianna.
) Hooks and Needles 10 a.m. at the Jackson
County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and
experienced hand crafters welcome to create,
share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-
) Chess Club -6 p.m. to 8 p.m. FirstUnited
Methodist Church on Clinton St. in Marianna.
Sponsored by Marianna Optimist Club for students
for students 8 to 18 years of age in Jackson County.
All students and their parents are welcome. Players
of all skill levels including beginners are welcome.
Call 693-0473.
) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult
and teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8p.m.
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

The Boys to Men Choir of Jackson County
Youth Community Choir and the Save Our Chil-
dren Black Awareness Program-9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
at Pope Chapel AME Church, 4898 Blue Springs Rd.,
Marianna. The Boys to Men Choir of Jackson County
is open to any male ages 3-26. If you would like to
join or need more info contact Carol Marks 693
9630 or Leon Kelly 209-4310.
Alford Community Health Clinic Hours -10
a.m. until last patient is seen, at 1770 Carolina St. in
Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
without medical insurance treats short-term
illnesses and chronic conditions. Appointments
available (call 263-7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins
welcome. Sign in before 11 a.m.
) Chipola Chapter, NSDAR, will meet for "Shar-
ing of Quilts"-11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna. Arrive at
10:30 to set up quilt display. Bring a brown bag
lunch. Guest welcome. For information contact at
638-1947 or cdjordan@bellsouth.net.
) Girl Scout Winter Tea Party Noon to 2 p.m. at
the Masonic Temple 3024 Jefferson St. in Marianna.
Cost is $15 per couple which includes patch. All
girls kindergarten thru 12th grade registered and
unregistered is welcome. Call 209-9772.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Method-
ist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Jackson County Youth Council of the
NAACP-4 p.m. at the St. James AME Church in
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna .At-
tendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,

5429 College Drive, Graceville.

Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call
Tickets oi sale for Chipola Artist Series event
Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta-2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at
Chipola Box Office or online tickets at www.chipola.
edu. Tickets are $14 adults, $10 age 18 and under.
The music and dance program is complete with
Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers.
)) Employability Workshop-2:30 p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center. "Mock Interviewing" is
the workshop. It is free and open to the public. The
workshop is facilitated by a Certified Motivational
Career Coach. Visit employflorida.com to register
for these informative workshops.
Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting 5:30
to 7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 3975
U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings are
fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons and help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-
) City of Jacob council Meeting-6 p.m. at the
Jacob City Hall. Public welcome.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

Republican Club of West Florida Meeting
- Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St.,
Marianna. Call 352-4984.
D Optimist Club of Jackson County Board Meet-
ing Noon at 4476 Broad St., Marianna.
Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Doive in Marianna. Call
) Republican Club of West Florida Noon at
Jim's buffet and Grill in Marianna. Keith William will
be speaking on the Affordable Care Act. Do not have
to be a member of Republican Club or a Republican
to attend. Call 352-4984.
) Tickets on sale for Chipola Artist Series event
Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta-2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at
Chipola Box Office or online tickets at www.chipola.
edu. Tickets are $14 adults $10 age 18 and under.
The music and dance program is complete with
Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers.
) Employability Workshop-2:30 p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center. "12 Keys to Success" is
the workshop. It is free and open to the public. The
workshop is facilitated by 8 Certified Motivational
Career Coach. Visit employflorida.com to register
for these informative workshops.
Special School Board Workshop Meeting-5
p.m. Jackson County School Board Office at 2903
Jefferson St., Marianna. Open to the public.
) Autism Support Group Meeting 6 p.m. in the
First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Marianna
(Clinton Street entrance). Family members, caregiv-
ers and service providers welcome. Call 526-2430.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FI-32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna..

Police Roundup

Marianna Police
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Jan. 7, the latest
available report: One accident, one aban-
doned vehicle, three suspicious persons,
one highway obstruction, one report of
mental illness, one verbal disturbance,
one drug offense, seven traffic stops, one
criminal mischief complaint, one follow-
up investigation, one fraud complaint, one
retail theft, five assists of other agencies,
two public service calls, one patrol request
and five home security checks.

Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the follow-
ing incidents for Jan.7, the latest available

report: One accident, eight abandoned ve-
hicles, eight suspicious vehicles, two suspi-
______ .cious persons, one highway
obstruction, one report of
_p-I- mental illness, one bur-
IR'IMi M glary attempt, two physical
z "l!_E disturbances, four verbal
disturbances, one fire with
police response, one com-
mercial fire, nine medical calls, two traffic
crashes, one fire department assist, two
burglar alarms, one fire alarm, one panic
alarm, two fire alarms, five traffic stops, two
civil disputes, one boating accident, one
follow-up investigation, one assault, one
car in a ditch reported, 27 property checks,
five assists of motorists or pedestrians, two
assist of another agency, one child abuse
complaint, one public service call, three
welfare checks, one transport, three Baker
Act transports and one threat/harassment

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
) Billy Johnson, 20, 2421 Highway 90,
Marianna, violation of county probation.
) Lashanda Bay, 23, 3326 Flat Road,
Greenwood, failure to appear.
) Antwoin Davies, 22, 2824 Kenney St.,
Marianna, possession of marijuana -less
than 20 grams, violation of state probation.
) Joseph Artis, 26, 2936 Harley Drive,
Marianna, retail theft.
) Jimmie Ward, 54, 5614 Memory Road,
Campbellton, aggravated assault, aggravat-
ed animal cruelty, possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon.
Jail Population: 201
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).




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BCF continues registration for spring semester

The Baptist College of Florida continues to register students for the spring 2014 semester.

Special to the Floridan

The Baptist College of
Florida in Graceville con-
tinues to register students
for the spring 2014 semes-
ter which begins on Jan. 20.
Registration for the spring
classes will continue un-
til the official drop/add
deadline on Jan. 26. New
Student Orientation will
be held Jan. 16 and 17, so
there is still time to apply.
Classes are available
on campus and online in
missions, ministry stud-
ies, secondary education,
elementary education,
English, history and social
studies, biblical studies,
Christian counseling, mu-
sic, leadership and Chris-
tian education, business
leadership, music educa-

tion (choral and instru-
mental), missions aviation
and contemporary wor-
ship ministry. Information
is readily available on all of
the degrees offered by The
Baptist College of Florida,
including the two 30-se-
mester hour graduate de-
grees, at www.baptistcol-
lege.edu or by calling the
admissions office at 800-
328-2660 ext. 460.
Each semester, BCF in-
corporates new and in-
novative programs pre-
paring and training men
and women for areas of
service, leadership and
the highest levels of re-
sponsibility. In addition to
the comprehensive list of
courses offered on cam-
pus and online, BCF has
an impressive selection of

classes available at the five
extension sites: Panama
City, Pensacola, Central
Florida, Jacksonville and
Educating the next gen-
eration is a priority at The
Baptist College of Florida
that champions the regis-
tered trademark of "Chang-
ing the World Through the
Unchanging Word." The
BCF faculty is adamant
about equipping and chal-
lenging students to make
a difference in the lives of
those around them and
for all eternity. To view the
complete list of courses
established to train lead-
ers to change the world,
access the website at www.
baptistcollege.edu or call
the admissions office at
800-328-2660 ext. 460.

Republican Club

of West Florida

to hold meeting

Special to the Floridan

The Affordable Care Act,
popularly known as Obam-
acare, will be the topic of a
presentation by Keith Wil-
liams to the Republican
Club of West Florida on
Tuesday, Jan. 14. Mr. Wil-
liams is a Chartered Life
Underwriter, Chartered
Financial Consultant and
owner of Keith Williams
Insurance in Marianna.
He will explain the rami-
fications of the ACA on
your insurance coverage.
All of us are affected by the
law. Many are already ex-
periencing its effects. The

program will address con-
cerns and misconceptions
-- -|on what the
Williams will
<'~ ~ take ques-
.'*- tions from
the audience
after his
Williams presentation.
The meet-
ing will be held at noon
Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Jim's
Buffet and Grill. All
are welcome. It is not
necessary to be a member
of the Republican Club or
to be a Republican to at-
tend. For information call

Girl Scout Winter
Tea Party
Join the Girl Scouts on
Saturday, Jan. 11, for an
elegant tea party. Bring
an unregistered friend
and her lady to enjoy the
afternoon as well. Tea
will include hot tea, hors
d'oeuvres, a short tea time
etiquette lesson and more
winter fun. Feel free to
dress up in your favorite
tea time attire. The event
is for all girls from kin-
dergarten through 12th
grade whether they are
registered or unregistered.
It will be held from noon
to 2 p.m. at the Masonic
Temple, 3024 Jefferson St.
in Marianna. The cost is
$15 per couple which in-
cludes a patch. The event
capacity is 50 so hurry up
and register for this fun-
filled event.

Chipola Cheer
Extravaganza is Jan. 11
The 2014 thipola Col-
lege Cheerlehding Extrava-
ganza will be held Sat-
urday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m.
in the Milton H. Johnson
Health Center.
Middle and high school
*squads from across the
Florida panhandle and
southeast Alabama will *
compete- Several All Star
squads also will perform,
as well as the Florida

State University and Troy
University cheerleading
squads. General admis-
sion is $5, with doors
opening at 7:30 a.m.
For information,
visit www.chipolaathletics.

Hospice looking for
We all have 365 chances
to make a difference. Why
don't you start the New
Year making a difference
in someone's life?
Emerald Coast Hospice
is actively seeking patient
care volunteers to become
part of our team. Patient
care services include pro-
viding companionship for
a patient such as reading,
journaling, helping with
hobbies and providing
caregiver relief for family
members and friends.
Whatever the reason, as
a hospice volunteer, you
will gain great personal
satisfaction from know-
ing that you have made
a difference in another
person's life. Our No. 1
focus is our patient and
their families. Come make
a difference today.
For more information
on how you can become a
hospice volunteer, please
contact Margo Lamb,
Manager of Volunteer
Services at 526-3577.
From local reports


M ayor Paul A. Donofro Jr., left, presents Caroline Phillips
with a certificate commemorating her selection as a city
employee of the month Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Marianna.

Mayor Paul A. Donofro Jr., left, congratulates Joshua Hughes
on being named a city employee of the month Tuesday,
Jan. 7, in Marianna.

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Officials with
the city of
recognized three
standout employees
during Thesday's
commission meeting
at City Hall.
Mayor Paul A.
Donofro Jr. presented
certificates to two
of the employees of
the month: Joshua
Hughes, who does
landscape work
primarily in the
downtown area; and
Caroline Phillips,
a certified nursing
assistant with the
Marianna Health and
Rehabilitation Center.
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Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov.
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"The Party's Over: How
the Extreme Right Hi-
jacked the GOP and I
Became A Democrat" is
scheduled to be released in
early February. The Associ-
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behind-the-scenes details
of Crist's political and per-
sonal life.
One chapter details
how close Democratic
nominee Kendrick Meek
came to dropping out of
the 2010 U.S. Senate race.
That decision could have
helped Crist as an inde-
pendent defeat Rubio, a
Crist also defends his
decision to hug Presi-
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2009 event even though it
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Rubio pushing reform agenda to tackle poverty

The Associated Press

Marco Rubio says the na-
tion needs a new reform
agenda to help the poorest
Americans find work and
boost their families out of
poverty, a goal that he says
has been undermined by
Washington's bureaucracy.
The Florida Republican
said in a speech Wednes-
day that money from the
federal government to ad-
dress poverty should be
shifted to the states to give
workers a better chance of
climbing out of poverty.
Congress, meanwhile,
should reform the tax code
to give people in low-wage
jobs an incentive to stay
in the workforce and not
collect unemployment
"America is still the land
of opportunity for most,
but it is not a land of op-
portunity for all. If we are
to remain an exceptional
nation, we must close this
gap in opportunity," said

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a Cuban-American, speaks about the "American dream" on the 50th
anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's first State of the Union address in 1964, where
LBJ committed the government to a war on poverty, Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Rubio's speech was hosted by the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

Rubio, a potential 2016 dent Lyndon B. Johnson's
presidential candidate. "War on Poverty" to offer
Rubio and his fellow Re- an alternative to Demo-
publicans have used the crats on ways of helping
50th anniversary of Presi- the poor.

The Cuban-Ameri-
can senator said the "big
government approach"
fostered by Johnson .and
some of his successors

had failed to help enough
Americans trapped by
poverty. Rubio noted that
nearly 50 million Ameri-
cans currently live below
the poverty line, while 4
million Americans have
been without a job for six
months or more.
He said proposals by
Democrats to raise the
minimum wage to $10
an hour may be popu-
lar with many Americans
but won't help people
emerge from poverty. "Our
current government pro-
grams, at best, offer only a
partial solution. They help
people deal with poverty,
but they do not help them
emerge from poverty," Ru-
bio said.
Democrats dismissed
Rubio's approach as rep-
resentative of Republican
policies dating back sev-
eral decades that failed to
help people escape pover-
ty. They noted that Rubio's
agenda was unveiled while
many Republicans have
expressed opposition to

extending unemployment
benefits and increasing
the federal minimum wage
from $7.25 an hour.
"It's the same warmed-
over rhetoric that we've
seen from Republicans
since the Reagan adminis-
tration," said Jim Manley, a
Democratic strategist and
former aide to Senate Ma-
jority Leader Harry Reid,
Rubio said Congress
should turn over its anti-
poverty programs and tril-
lions of dollars in expendi-
tures to the states, which
would be better suited to
address more local poverty
issues. He also intends to
propose legislation to re-
place the earned income
tax credit for low-income
workers with a federal
wage enhancement for
low-wage workers.
Rubio says the changes
to the tax code would
create incentives for the
poor to work instead of
receiving unemployment

State Briefs
Florida Rep. Radel
apologizes to GOP
aides say a Florida con-
gressman who pleaded
guilty to cocaine posses-
sion has apologized to his
Republican colleagues.
The aides say Rep. Trey
Radel was emotional as
he spoke briefly during a
closed-door meeting of
House Republicans. They
said Radel thanked law-
makers who reached out
to him, said he was in a
good place and had found
a good support group.
One.aide said the law-
makers responded with
moderate applause.
The 37-year-old Radel is
a tea party-backed fresh-'
man who pleaded guilty in
November to cocaine pos-
session and was sentenced
to a year on probation.
The House Ethics Com-
mittee has said it will
investigate his actions.
. Radel has said he will not
The aides spoke on
condition of anonym-
ity because they weren't
authorized to discuss the
private meeting by name.

School named for KKK
leader gets new name
Jacksonville high school
named after a former Con-
federate general and the
co-founder of the Ku Klux
Klan has a new name.
The Duval County
School Board voted
Tuesday night to change
Nathan B. Forrest High to
Westside High.
The school has been
known as Nathan B. For-
rest since 1959. It now
carries the name.of the
neighborhood it's located
The Florida Times- Union
reported that the vote was
unanimous and drew no
discussion from board
members. The vote ended
a decades-long controver-
sy over the school's name.
A school advisory coun-
cil had asked the board to
change the name in 2007,
but then-board members
voted 5-2 against the
change. '
Superintendent Nikolai
Vittisaid a poll of stu-
dents aind the commu-
nity indicated that people
preferred Westside High to
a second option, Firestone
High, which is the name of
the street where the school
is located.
New school board rules
prohibit naming schools
after people.
School board members
moved to remove Forrest's
name from the school
after public forums and
From wire reports

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Misbehaving sun delays space station supply flight

The Associated Press

strong solar storm is in-
terfering with the latest
grocery run to the Inter-
national Space Station.
On the bright side, the
orbiting lab has won a
four-year extension, push-
ing its projected end-of-
lifetime to at least 2024, a
full decade from now.
"This is a big plus for
us," said NASA's human
exploration chief, Bill
On Wednesday, Orbital
Sciences Corp. delayed its
space station delivery mis-
sion for the third time.
The company's un-
&anned rocket, the An-
tares, was set to blast
off from Wallops Island,
Va., with a capsule full
of supplies and science
experiments, includ-
ing ants for an educa-
tional project. But several
hours before Wednesday
afternoon's planned
flight, company officials
took the unusual step of
postponing the launch for

fear solar radiation could
doom the rocket.
Orbital Sciences' chief
technical officer, Anto-
nio Elias, said solar par-
ticles might interfere with
electronics equipment in
the rocket, and lead to a
launch failure.
Although the solar
storm barely rated moder-
ate, some passenger jets
were being diverted from
the poles to avoid poten-
tial communication and
health issues. GPS devices
also were at risk.
But the six men aboard
the space station were
safe from the solar fall-
out, NASA said, and
satellites, also faced no
threat. The Cygnus cargo
ship aboard the rocket, for
example, is built to with-
stand radiation from solar
flare-ups. .
The storm will also push
the colorful northern
lights further south than
usual to the northern U.S.
-The Cygnus was sup-
posed to fly in December,
but a breakdown in the
space station's cooling

system required repairs by
spacewalking astronauts.
The repair job, which was
completed on Christ-
mas Eve, bumped the
supply mission to this-
week. Then. frigid tem-
peratures forced a launch
delay from Tuesday to
Wednesday. Then came
the sun at full force. .
Frank Culbertson, an
executive vice president
for Virginia-based Orbital
Sciences, said the delays
can be frustrating, but he
pointed out there's noth-
ing wrong with the rocket
'All we're really delaying
is the success that's going
to come when we execute
this mission," he told
The solar flare peaked
Tuesday afternoon, but
more activity was ex-
pected. Company of-
ficials said. they would
decide by Wednesday
evening whether to at-
tempt a Thursday launch
or wait for the .sun to
settle down. The sun is at
the peak of a weak 11 -year


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Experts are evaluating
just how much solar flar-
ing the Antares can endure
during liftoff. That will de-
termine when the rocket
will fly, Elias said.,
NASAis usingtwo private
companies Orbital Sci-
ences and the California-
based SpaceX to keep
the space station stocked.
The space agencyturnedto
private industry for
help following the space
shuttle program; the
last shuttle flight was in
Russia, Ewrope and Ja-
pan also periodically
launch supply ships.
Russia corners the space
station market, though, on
astronaut travel.
NASA astronauts are
hitching rides on Rus-
sian Soyuz capsules until
American companies are
ready to launch human

crews. Gerstenmaier said
that should happen by
2017. NASA will evalu-
ate the proposals again
this spring before decid-
ing whether to buy more
Soyuz seats for that year
and beyond, he said. Each
seat costs many tens of
millions of dollars.
The White House,
meanwhile, is poised
to announce an exten-
sion of the-space station's
lifetime until at least 2024,
according to NASA. The
previous end-of-life date
was 2020.
That's good news for sci-
entific research aboard the
orbiting lab, Gerstenmaier
The first space station
piece rocketed into or-
bit in 1998. Construction
ended the same year the
shuttle program did, al-
lowing inhabitants to con-
centrate on research.

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Marianna, F P32446

William E.

William E. Burke, 76, of
Marianna died Wednesday,
January 8, 2014 at his resi-
Arrangements will be an-
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Funeral Home
Sneads, Florida
Phone 850-593-9900

Clifford E.

Mr. Clifford E. Gilboum,
age 82, a native of Decatur
County, GA., passed away
in Marianna, FL., Wednes-
day, January 8, 2014.
He had lived in Chatta-
hoochee, FL. since 1955,
and was a member of the
First United Methodist
Church in Chattahoochee.
Clifford had retired as a
Baker with the Florida
State Hospital-after 27 and
a half years and did what
he loved, which was hunt-
ing and fishing. He also
served two years in the US
Army during the Korean
Clifford is survived by his
loving wife of 58 and a half
years, Anneita Cooper
Gilboum; a daughter, Jean
Gilboum Johnson and her
husband James; nine
grandchildren, Shelley
Bums and husband Ben,
Toni Tyus and fiance David
Millwood, Tonia Hinson
and husband Dennis, Zack
Tyus and 'wife Krystal,
Charles Johnson, James
Johnson, Samantha Mc-
Daniel and husband Chris,
Jeremy Johnson and wife
Shondra and Veronica
Jobpson; fifteen great
grandchildren, Austin
Peaden, Brian Zerr, Allison
Millwood, Alex Millwood,
Emma Tyus, Jeremy John-
son, Jr., Aubrie Hinson,
Kaytlin Tyus Aionna John-
son, Mary O'Neal, Eliza-
beth McDaniel, Savannah
Johnson, Alexandna
McDaniel, Mathew Tyus
and Audrina Johnson; also
a host of nieces and neph-
ews that he dearly loved.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, David
and Annie Mae Smith
Gilboum; four sisters,
Florence Ard, Mary Lee
Whitney; Effie Strickland
and Pearl Alday; three
brothers, Henry and Jeff
Gilboum and D. A.
Gilbourn, Jr.; also a great
granddaughter, Ashley

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Ward chased the dog then,
shooting it twice before he
ran out of ammunition, ac-
cording to the witness.
After that, in an unused
back bedroom where
the dog had run, he al-
legedly started beating
the animal with the rifle.
The rifle broke into sev-
eral pieces at that point,
and Ward picked up an ax
handle, the witness told
authorities. He beat the
dog with the ax handle un-
til it was dead, the woman
At that point, she told au-
thorities, Ward threw the
dog onto a bum pile in the
backyard and burned it.
The deputy was able to
find a dog in the burn pile,

Visitation with the family
will take place Friday, Jan-
uary 10, 2014, 2:00 PM CST,
at Lanier-Andler Funeral
Home Chapel in Sneads,
Florida, with Memorial
Services commencing at
3:00 PM CST. Interment
will be held privately with
the family at a later date.
Flowers will be accepted
and those wishing may
send donations to Signa-
ture Healthcare at Court-
yard Activity Fund, 2600
Forest Glen Trail, Marian-
na, Florida 32447 or the
Sylvania Cemetery Fund.
The family wishes to give a
special thanks to the Staff
of Signature Healthcare at
the Courtyard for the love
and care he received over
the last several years.
Peavy Funeral Honle
20367 NW Evans Ave.
Blountstown, Fla. 32424

John Wayne

John Wayne Odom, 61,
passed away Jan. 4, 2014 at
Jackson Hospital with his
family at his side.
He was born in Ozark,
AL, Jan. 28, 1952. He was a
lifetime fisherman out of
Destin, spent many years
in the Round Lake and
Alford area and resided in
Grand Ridge.
Preceding him in death
are his parents Curtis and
Willene Odom, three be-
loved brothers, Glenn,
Robert and Tommy Odom.
Survivors include: daugh-
ter, Lisa Crawford and her
husband, Lamar of Altha;
son Wayne Odom and his
wife, Jennifer of Round
Lake; brothers, Kenny
Odom of Grand Ridge,
Scott Odom of Ariton, AL;
sisters, Glenda Benefield of
Georgetown, BeeBee Spri-
nger of Grand Ridge, Mona
Goolsby of Ariton, AL and
Michelle Reber of Louisia-
na; grandchildren, David,
Cody, Erin, Jonathan,
Joanie, Jeorgeann and Jus-
tin; great-grandchild, Bran-
don, in addition, aunts, un-
.cles, cousins, nieces, neph-
ews and many friends.
A memorial service will
be held at the home of
BeeBee Springer, 7213
Shady Grove Rd., Grand
Ridge, FL, on Sat., Jan. 11,
2014 from 1:00 pm until
6:00 pm.
He will be greatly missed.
All arrangements are un-
der the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral
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and found blood spatters
on the back porch that led
into the home, according
to the complaint. The dep-
uty also reported finding a
very large amount of blood
in the bedroom where the
rifle beating had allegedly
taken place: The officer
also noted that he found
a .22-caliber rifle on the
floor of the home, broken
into numerous pieces and
covered with blood.
Ward was arrested about
an hour after his girlfriend
called authorities.
Officials say he is a con-
victed felon and is cur-
rently on probation. The
reporting deputy, who par-
ticipated in Ward's arrest,
said Ward's breath had the
strong odor of alcohol and
that his balance was very
poor at the time he was
taken into custody.

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It's hard to tell, but the icicles on this Meyer lemon tree were beginning to drip as the sun warmed things up late Wednesday

From Page 1A

moist as the young and
newly planted trees and

other plants get their foot-
ing in the earth.
But in Marianna, Chero-
kee Ranch owner Mack
Glass Jr. had iced his Sat-
.suma trees very much on

He started his sprin-
kler system upon Mon-
day night and the ice was
forming by early that eve-
ning. He continued run-
ning the sprinklers until
late Wednesday morning.

Coating the trees in ice, he
is confident will save the
trees to see another robust
harvest year this spring.
For more on the Satsu-
ma orchard, see Friday's
edition of the Floridan.

The other problem could safely release water leading into the distribu-
was a first for the city. into customer distribu- tion lines were wrapped
N otice 9Gusts of wind and low tion lines. The lubrication and had heat lamps on
From Page 1A temperatures caused a line itself didn't freeze, but them, but with the lubri-
switch to freeze up which, the ground-level switch cation feed and switch
allowing faucets to drip if properly operating, did, and couldn't trig- out in the open, even
Monday night in attempt- would have signaled ger the distribution of wrapped, the cold and
ing to avoid burst pipes on the waterworks system water. City officials said wind froze the trigger.
one of the coldest nights that the wellhead was none of the distribution That problem was also
in recent memory. properly lubricated and lines froze. The pipes resolved.

approval by city officials is
requrred for allapro-
Store posed freestanding or
From Page 1A building signs, by way
cat ......... aof, a separate develop-
is to feature 41 park- ment order application,
ing spaces, two ln- .v~'I ~ I~" one that has yet to go be-
scaped islands with shade fore the commission.
trees, shrubs and ground The developer has indi-
cover,. sidewalks and a cated that the proposed
bike rack. FLORIDAN FILE store will use Dollar Gen-
The city engineer has An illustration presented to the Marianna City Commission eral's "DG Plus" format,
reviewed traffic analysis shows what a Dollar General store proposed for the north- which allows for a retail
submitted by the appli- west corner of U.S. 90 and Guyton Street'might look like, space that 1 is larger than
cant and agrees with the City officials approved a Thomasville, Ga., firm's develop- the chain's standard-size
conclusion that no new, ment order application Tuesday, Jan. 7,2013. store and offers an ex-
turn lanes are required at Exactlywhat kind of signs unknown at this time. Prior panded line of grocery
the site. will, be used at the store is to installation, review and products.

From Page 1A

also available for groups
at varying rates. Call the
same number for more in-
formation on that option.
The guest speaker on Fri-
day morning will be Rob-
ert Goetz, director of the
Small Business Develop-
ment Center and Veterans
Business Outreach Center
at Gulf Coast State College.
Chamber CEO/President
Jeff Massey Goetz will talk
about the various pro-
grams it has that can help
the community, including
a core of field representa-
tives who work one-on-
one with small business
on solving their individual,
The guest speaker for
the Jan. 30 banquet is Stan
W Connally Jr., president
and CEO of Gulf Power
Company. The banquet
gets underway with a mix-
er at 5:30 p.m., with the
program beginning at ap-
proximately 6:15 p.m.
"To gether We Can" will
be the mantra for 2014
"Together We Can" is
the theme, and an accom-
plishment just completed
after months of coop-
erative discussion with
other entities has already
proven that theme to be
true and powerful, says
Chamber CEO/President
Jeff Massey.
The Chamber, the city
of Marianna and Jack-
son County, along with
the Tourist Development
Council and the Jackson
County Development
Council came to the table
this year in an effort to
preserve the Chamber's

historic Russ House as a
structure that would re-
main open to the public
and continue to serve
as a landmark for tour-
ists and locals allke. The
Chamber decided to sell
the house last year, say-
ing the financial burden
of its upkeep and the
manpower demands of its
tourism appeal were too
great for an entity whose
main purpose is advo-
cacy and support of local
After a sometimes ar-
duous process, the city,
county and Chamber
inked a deal that will turn
the Russ House and adja-
cent Brown House over to
the joint ownership of the
city and county, with those
entities sharing the bur-
dens and advantages of
having the house as a cen-
terpiece in the local com-
munity. The Chamber will
continue to rent space in
the house, and its place as
the home and headquar-
ters of the county's TDC is
solidified. JCDC will rent
space in the Brown House
for its operations once that
building is made ready for
Massey said the success
of the multi-faceted deal
which involved so many
entities is proof that the
community can use that
formula of working to-
gether to see many more
successes in the future as
it seeks to bring more eco-
nomic opportunity and
prosperity to the region.
He said he feels Jackson
County is a prime place
for economic growth and
quality of life enhance-
ments. He hopes 2014 will
bear him out.
"I think we've got all
the pieces of the puzzle,"

Massey said, noting that
U.S. 231 and Interstate 10
run through the county,
along with rail traffic.
"There's a lot here to be
developed, and we can do
that if we work together,"
he said. "You. have to be
realistic-we're not going to
hold hands and sit around
a campfire and sing "Kum-
baya," and everybody's
not going to agree all the
time, but we can discuss
problems that we need to
solve and opportunities
we need to take advantage
of," Massey said. "We have
to be creative and innova-
tive in our thinking and be
willing to work together.
With all that in place,
there's no way we can fail.
There's a reason you have
successful communities. It
doesn't just happen. Usu-
ally, it happens because
a lot of people are work-
ing hard, and working to-
gether, toward a goal they
all buy into. When that
happens, the businesses
come, the jobs come, and
you have a place where
your children can grow up
and make a good living in
if they choose."
Chamber also recog-
nizes individual effort,
to name 2013 Citizen
of the Year at banquet
Just as the Chamber
wants to focus on build-
ing togetherness, it also
wants to recognize the ef-
forts of individuals who
have given of themselves
for the community. At the
banquet on Jan. 30, the
Chamber will name and
honor the 2013 Citizen of
the Year. Nominations are
currently being taken for
the award, and Massey
encourages all to submit
nominee information

soon-the deadline for
submissions is 5 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 23.
A Chamber selection
committee will review the
nominations and select
the citizen based on sev-
eral criteria. For instance,
they will consider whether
the nominee participated
in a new or existing civic
endeavor during 2013, or
helped advance a com-
munity ideal. Nominees
must be at least 21 years
of age. Current Chamber
board member and seated
or declared candidates for
elected office are ineligible
for the award.
Written nominations
should include the name
of the nominee, con-
tact information, and
reasons the individual
should be considered as
the "2013 Citizen of the
Year." It must also have
the name, address and
phone number of the per-
son or persons making
the nomination. Anony-
mous nominations and
those submitted without
all the appropriate contact
information will not be
All nominations should
be submitted in writing
and in a sealed envelope
to the Chamber office by
5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23,
2014. Late entries will not
be accepted or considered
in the selection process.
Nominations may be
mailed or hand-delivered.
Mail nominations to:
Jackson County Chamber
of Commerce, Citizen of
the Year, P.O. Box 130, Mar-
ianna, FL 32447.
Or hand-deliver them to:
Jackson County Chamber
of Commerce, The Russ
House, 4318 Lafayette St.,
Marianna, FL 32446.

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Giffords skydives on shooting anniversary

The Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. Ga-
brielle Giffords marked
the third anniversary of
being shot in the head at
a Tucson political rally by
skydiving on Wednesday,
part of a stunning recovery
that has included learning
to walk and talk again and
founding a national orga-
nization that pushes gun
control measures.
Across the city, others
gathered for bell-ringing
and flag-raising ceremo-
nies to remember the-six
killed and 13 injured, in-
cluding Giffords, on Jan.
8, 2011, as the former Ari-
zona congresswoman met
with constituents outside
a grocery store.
Giffords waved and blew
kisses to a crowd at a sky-
diving site between Phoe-
nix and Tucson after suc-
cessfully landing without
"Gabby landed beauti-
fully. Happy she's safe. So
proud of her bravery," Gif-
fords' husband, former as-
tronaut Mark Kelly, wrote
on his Twitter account af-
ter the tandem jump with
his wife strapped to a pro-
fessional skydiver.
Jimmy Hatch, a former
Navy SEAL who accompa-
nied Giffords along with
others, said the group held
hands and formed a circle
shortly after exiting the air-


k. 2

In this photo released by NBC, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle
Giffords (right) comes in for a landing during a tandem
skydive Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz.

craft then made a line with
Giffords in the middle.
"She was the least ner-
vous person on the plane,"
Hatch said, calling Giffords
a "rock star" for making the
jump on such an emotion-
al day.
"They did a little mo-
ment of silence at the drop
zone," he said. "The emo-
tion was really heavy. Then
she smiled and said, 'Let's
Vice President Joe Biden's

office said he called Gif-
fords on Wednesday to
wish her good luck.
"Gabby's courage & de-
termination has been ab-
solutely inspirational,"
Biden wrote on his office's
Twitter account.
Giffords' jump will be
broadcast Thursday on
NBC's "Today" show.
In Tucson, about 100
residents attended a cer-
emony Wednesday morn-
ing outside the University

of Arizona Medical Center,
where the injured, were
treated. A bell was rung
once for each victim as the
Rev. Joe Fitzgerald spoke to
the crowd..
"Today, we gather to re-
member the tragic day
three years ago when our
community was deeply
wounded," he said.
Other ceremonies and
moments of silence took
place across the city.
"I think the commemo-
rations are, in large part,
recognition of our com-
munity's collective care
and compassion and grit
to go on," Tucson Mayor
Jonathan Rothschild said.
Pam Simon, 66, who
was a Giffords aide at the
time of the attack and suf-
fered a gunshot wound to
the chest, reflected on the
shooting with crisp mem-
ories, but also a positive
"When we stop on an
anniversary to really re-
flect, sometimes it opens
the wounds a little bit,"
she said. "But it's also
gratifying in a way to see
the community come out
again and'remember."
Giffords, meanwhile,
has become a leader of
Americans for Respon-
sible Solutions, a national
organization she founded
with her husband to ri-
val the powerful pro-gun

Caretaker hurt trying to save group home residents

The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. -The
caretaker at a California
group home for develop-
mentally disabled adults
that burned to the ground
tried to beat back 'the
flames Wednesday with a
blanket before dragging
two residents outside but
failing to rescue two others
as the fire spread, authori-
ties said.
When the 71-year-old
caretaker was finally res-
cued herself by firefighters,
she was crying out for the
two women she couldn't
The caretaker, who was
severely burned on her
face and arms, had such a
close bond with residents
of the home that they
called her Mommy and she
called them her kids, even
though most were elderly,
neighbors said.
"Our firefighters went
in and pulled her out. She
was saying, 'My kids, my
kids,"' Orange County
Fire Authority spokesman
Steve Concialdi said. "It
was an endearing term.
She loved the residents she
cared for."

Orange County Fire Authoi
damage of a house fire on Wedne
Authorities say two people hai
injured in the early morning fire

Two residents, 48 and 52,
died and five people were
injured, including a fire-
fighter and the caretaker.
None of their names were
One of the people killed
was found in her bed. The
other was discovered on
the floor next to a bed mi a
second bedroom.
Three other women, be-
tween 30 and 60, were hos-
pitalized with smoke inha-
lation and the firefighter
was treated for bums to his
hand, Concialdi said.

Guzman said. "She was
scared, very scared. She
was flapping her hands."
The caretaker would of-
ten take the women for
walks or pull a couch out-
side so they could sit in the
sun, Guzman said. On July
4, she held a barbeque.
The house had aim smoke
detector in every room
and the ones that were not
destroyed were functional,

Home administrator
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gloria V Uy told the Fire
sity firefighters survey the Authority at the scene that
esdayJan. 8, in Santa Ana, Calif. a fire drill had recently
ou been killed and four others been conducted. Concial-
at an adultegroup home. di could not immediately
verify that.
Neighbor Julie Guz- State records show the
man awoke to sirens and facility, known as Mary's
looked other window to Home, had been cited in
see firefighters swarming. the past two years for defi-
A few minutes later, she ciencies including not con-
heard crying and looked ducting fire drills, broken
out again to see an older stove burners and missing
resident of the home sit- electrical outlet plates but
ting in Guzman's driveway had corrected all the prob-
and sobbing as paramed- lems to the state's satisfac-
ics tried to convince her to tion five months ago.
get into an ambulance. The home, which was
"She was panicked. She licensed for six people,
was crying and calling for was last inspected in Au-
her 'Mommy.' They said, gust and had no outside
'Let's go with your Mommy, complaints in the past two
she's in the ambulance," years.

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Study: Thinking

positive helps

migraine drug work

The Associated Press

about mind over matter: A
quirky new study suggests
patients' expectations can
make a big difference in
how they feel after treat-
ment for a migraine.
Boston researchers re-
cruited 66 migraine pa-
tients in an attempt to
quantify how much of
their pain relief came
from a medication and
how much was due to
what's called the placebo
effect, the healing power
of positive belief.
More thdn 450 head-
aches later, they reported
Wednesday that it's im-
portant for doctors to
carefully choose what
they tell patients about a
powerful medicine be-
cause the message could
help enhance its benefits,
or blunt them.
"Every word you say
counts, not only every
gram of the medication,"
said Harvard professor
Ted Kaptchuk, who led
the new study with a team
at Boston's Beth Israel
Deaconess Hospital.
Here's how it worked.
First, the patients who
suffer regular migraines
agreed to forgo pain re-
lievers for several hours
during one attack, re-
cording their symptoms
for comparison with later
Then for each of their
next six migraines, the
patients were given a dif-
ferent pill inside an en-
velope with a different
message. Sometimes they
were told it was an effec-
tive migraine drug named
rizatriptan, a positive
message. Other times they
were told it was a placebo,
a dummy pill, suggest-
ing no benefit. Still other
times they were told the
pill could be either one, a
neutral message.
Sometimes the doctor's
message was true they
were told they got riza-
triptan and they really
did. Sometimes it was
false because research-
ers had secretly switched

the pills.
Mixing up the possi-
bilities allowed research-
ers to tease out how the
same person's pain relief
differed from migraine to
migraine as his or her ex-
pectations changed.
Of course the real mi-
graine drug worked far
better than the dummy
pill. But remarkably,
people who knew they
were taking a placebo still
reported less pain than
when they'd left their mi-
graine untreated, the re-
searchers found.
The surprise:, Patients'
reports of pain relief more
than doubled when they
were told the migraine
drug was real than when
they were told, falsely, that
it was a fake, the team re-
ported Wednesday in the
journal Science Transla-
tional Medicine.
In fact, people reported
nearly as much pain relief
when they took a placebo
that they thought was the
real drug as they did when
they took the migraine
drug while believing it
was a fake.
"The more we gave
a- positive *message to
the patient, the bigger
the placebo effect was,"
Kaptchuk said.
He said that effect
probably isn't purely psy-
chological, saying the
ritual of taking a medi-
cation may trigger some
subconscious memory
that could leave people
feeling better even if they
knew they'd taken a fake
Scientists have long
known that some people
report noticeable im-
provements in pain and
certain other symptoms
when they're given a
placebo, which can be a
sugar pill or sham surgery
or some other benign h-,
tervention. Some studies
even have documented
that a placebo actually
can spark a biological
But scientists don't
know why the placebo ef-
fect works or how to har-
ness its potential benefit.

Macy's cutting 2,500 jobs in reorganization

The Associated Press

Inc. is cutting 2,500 jobs as
part of a reorganization to
sustain its profitability.
Shares rose 5.5 percent
in after-hours trading
The announcement
comes on the heels of a
strong holiday shopping
season for the depart-
ment store chain, which
also runs the higher-end
Bloomingdale's chain.
Macy's said the moves
will save it $100 million per
year and forecast a 2014
profit above Wall Street's
Macy's has been a
standout among its peers
throughout the economic
recovery and has reaped
the benefits of its strategy
of tailoring merchandise
to 'local markets. But like
other merchants, Macy's
is grappling with a still
cautious shopper. It's also
trying to respond to shop-
pers' shift toward buying
and research on their PCs
and mobile devices like

smart phones.
While Macy's will cut
jobs, it is also planning to
reassign or transfer some
workers. It's also adding
positions related to on-
line shopping, a growing
area for the company, and
warehouses. That will leave
its workforce level at about
The Cincinnati-based
company plans to close
five stores and open
eight others, leaving it
with 844 stores nation-
wide once the changes are
It's also shifting mer-
chandising responsibili-
ties for "soft home catego-
ries" like sheets and towels
from the district level to
the regional and national
level. Macy's says that such
goods change less often
than clothing and accesso-
ries and are less subject to
local tastes.
The moves come after
a solid holiday shopping
season for the chain. Rev-
enue at stores opened at
least a year, a key indicator
of a retailer's health, rose

4.3 percent in November
and December.
The company is opti-
mistic about this year. It
expects earnings per share
of $4.40 to. $4.50 in 2014,
besting analysts' predic-
tion of $4.36 per share, ac-
cording to FactSet.'
"Our company has signif-
icantly increased sales and
profitability over the past
four years, and we have
created a culture of growth
at Macy's Inc.," said Terry

J. Lundgren, Macy's chair-
man, president and CEO
-in a statement. "As the suc-
cess of these strategies has
unfolded, we have identi-
fied some specific areas
where we can improve our
efficiencywithout compro-
mising our effectiveness in
serving the evolving needs
of our customers."
Shares rose 5.5 percent
to $54.70 in after-hours
trading after closing down
34 cents to $51.84.

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The No. 4 Chipola Indians
picked up their second Pan-
handle Conference win in four
nights Tuesday in Marianna, and
for the second straight time they
had to sweat it out to the very
Cinmeon Bowers scored a big
basket in the final minute and
Jamaar McKay came up with a
huge blocked shot to help lift the
Indians to a 69-65 victory over
Gulf Coast State in to move to 2-
0 in the Panhandle Conference
and 16-1 overall.
The win followed a 77-76 nail-

C(oP ge Basketball

e n narrow win

bite t Pensacola State on
SatL nd came in spite of a
drea> hooting performance
for the iiidians, who shot 33 per-
cent from the field and made
just 2-of-21 from the three-point
"I'm just glad we won because
we were out of sync offensively
all night," Chipola coach Patrick
Blake said after the game. "Cred-
it to Gulf Coast; they played hard
and competed all game. We were
fortunate to get some stops late.
Any time you get a win in the
Panhandle, you're happy, but
I'm not pleased with our attitude
and approach right now."

Bowers had 15 points and
seven rebounds to lead Chipola,
with his inside basket with 39.8
seconds left breaking a 64-64 tie.
The Commodores had a chance
to go back on top when coach
Jay Powell drew up a play out of
a timeout for a Devon Baulkman
three-pointer from the left wing,
but McKay raced out to contest it
and got a piece of the shot.
Sam Cassell, Jr. came down
with the rebound for Chipola
and made two clutch free throws
to salt the game away at 68-64
with 21.9 seconds remaining.

See INDIANS, Page 2B


Round 1 to Chipola

Lady Indians

win clash of


titans, 68-61
In a matchup of the top two
teams in the state and argu-
ably, the nation it was the
home team that won the first
round, as the state No. 2 Chipola
Lady Indians knocked off the
top-ranked Gulf Coast Lady
Commodores 68-61 Tuesday
night in Marianna.
Sophomore Brianna Wright
had 19 points and eight rebounds
and freshman Evelyn Akhator
had 17 points, 13 boards, and
four blocked shots to help the
LadyaIndians improve to 2-0 in
Panhandle Conference play and
deal the Lady Commodores their
first loss of the season.
It was the first of what could
potentially be five meetings be-
tween the teams this season with
both early favorites to make both
the state and national tourna-
ments, and Chipola coach Greg
Franklin said it was imperative
that his team take care of busi-
ness at home.
"All of these games are going
to be huge," the coach said after
the game. "This year we're a little
lucky because we get Gulf Coast
and Northwest (Florida State)
here twice and we had to go on
the road to play both of them
twice last year. Whenever you
play those teams at home, it's a
Chipola faced a 36-31 halftime
deficit after a 6-1 close to the first
half but Gulf Coast capped off

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Chipola's Khadijah

Prep Basketball

Loss to Vernon latest

in Sneads'
The struggles continued
for the Sneads Pirates on
Tuesday night in Vernon,
as they lost for the fourth
consecutive game, falling
57-47 to the Yellowjackets
to drop to 1-7 in District 2
Alex Brown had a game-
high 32 points to lead Ver-
non, while Austin Brown
added 11.
It was the third straight
district win for the Yellow-
jackets after suffering a 67-
53 home loss to the Cot-
tondale Hornets on Dec.
12, with Vernon improving
to 5-2 in district and climb-
ing to third in the league
standings behind Altha (7-
1) and Graceville (5-1).
For Sneads, it was the
latest in a long line of dis-
appointing outcomes this
season leaving first-year

coach Bruce Hubbs frus-
trated at his team's inabil-
ity to break the negative
trends that have haunted
it all year.
"It's the same old thing.
We talk about turning the
ball over and protecting
the basketball, and the
first seven times we had
the ball we turned it over,"
the coach said. "We had
six different people make
seven turnovers. We're still
not getting the message.
We talked about limit-
ing turnovers and playing
good defense, but we dug
us a hole and had to fight
back and make it a game
like we always do. We
haven't figured out how to
finish it yet."
Vernon led by six after
the first quarter and car-
ried a 29-22 lead into the

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Ellison puts up a jump shot during a game against Gulf Coast State on Tuesday

Prep Basketball



The Cottondale Hornets
dropped their third game in the
last four Tuesday night in Blount-
stown, falling to the Tigers 61-53
thanks largely to a four-point
third-quarter performance.
Blountstown led 28-27 at half-
time, but the Tigers were able to
blow the game open in the third
thanks to the futile offensive out-
put of the Hornets, as they out-
scored the visitors 16-4 to take a
13-point edge into the fourth.
Cottondale cut into the deficit
and got to within eight at 55-47
with 2:40 to play, but the Hornets
couldn't close the distance and
dropped to 4-3 in District 2 play
and 7-7 overall..
The Tigers evened up their
league record at 4-4 with their
second straight district win and
improved to 6-7 overall.
Dimitri Simmons had 15 points
to lead Blountstown, with D'Anta
Williams and Alex Wroblewski
each adding 11.
Kadeem Webb led the Hornets
with 12 points, and Tristan Brax-
ton had 10.
Cottondale will return to ac-
tion Friday night with a big dis-
trict contest at home against the
Graceville Tigers, 'who come in
with a 5-1 league record.
Graceville won the first match-
up with the Hornets 56-41 on
Dec. 12 at GHS.
Blountstown will have another
big district game of its own Fri-
day when it welcomes the Ver-
non Yellowjackets to town.
Vernon has won three district
games in a row since suffering a
67-53 loss to Cottondale on Dec.
12, knocking off Wewahitchka,
Graceville, and Sneads to im-
prove to 5-2 in the league.
Altha is currently in first place in
District 2 at 7-1, followed by Gracev-
ille (5-1), Vernon (5-2), Cottondale
(4-3), Blountstown (4-4), Sneads (1-
7) andWewahitchka (0-7).,

* Prop WPep dn

Bulldogs take 5th

am at Gulf Breeze

A pair of Vernon players try to contest a shot by Sneads'
Darius Williams at the rim during a game Tuesday night in

The Marianna Bulldogs
wrestling team traveled to
Gulf Breeze High School
on Saturday to compete
at the Andrews Institute
Tournament and finished
fifth out of 14 teams.
AJ Ward, Devin Combs,
and Greg Screen all took
second in their weight
classes to give the Bulldogs
their best finishers on the
day, while Chris Warf, Ben
Byrd, and Trevon John-
son all took third in their
Ward competed at 122
pounds, Combs at 147,
and Screen at 222, with
each taking three wins
on the day, while John-
son took five wins at 172
pounds, Byrd five wins at
162 pounds, and Warf four
wins at 147.

Freshman Max Mar-
tirnez took two wins at
128 pounds, while senior
Jameson Maddoxhad three
wins at 134, junior Edwin
Velez two wins at 140, se-
nior Marquette Rbulhac
three at 184, and senior
Richard Davis two in the
heavyweight division.
"They all wrestled very
well," Marianna coach Ron
Thoreson said. "They've
been wrestling well all year.
I like where we're at. (The
district meet) is Feb. 1, so
we've got three weeks un-
til district and I like where
we're at as a team and I
like where the kids are as
individuals. We're just go-
ing to keep working hard
and keep trying to make
sure we win that district
title and put some kids in


Carlos Morris
tries to get by
Gulf Coast State's
Dedrick Turner in
a game Tuesday
night at Chipola.

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College Football

Florida State
quarterback Jameis
Winston was named the
recipient of the Manning
Award on Wednesday.

Winston wins Manning Award

The Associated Press

ida State quarterback
Jameis Winston has one
more award to add to his
Winston was announced
Wednesday as the winner
of the Manning Award,
given annually to the,
nation's top quarterback.
The award comes two

days after Winston led
Florida State to a 34-31
victory over Auburn in the
BCS championship game.
"It means a lot just to
have Manning next to my
name, to have my name
next to Manning, with
the accolades that Pey-
ton, Eli and Mr. (Archie)
Manning have had in
college and professional
football," Winston said.

-"That makes me-so happy.
It really makes my day for
me to be able to get an-
nounced as the winner of
this award."
The Manning 'Award
is the only annual quar-
terback award that takes
a player's bowl perfor-
mance into consideration.
That distinguishes it from
the Davey O'Brien Award,
another honor given an-

nually to the nation's top
college quarterback. Win-
ston, the Heisman Trophy
winner, also was named
the recipient of the Dav-
ey O'Brien Award last
At a teleconference an-
nouncing Winston as the
winner, College Football
Hall of Famer Archie Man-
ning called Winston "the
total package."


Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall

The Associated Press

generation of starting
pitchers and a self-pro-
claimed Mr. Clean of the
Steroids Era will be ush-
ered into baseball's Hall
of Fame this summer. For
tainted players, however,'
the doors to Cooperstown
remain bolted.
Greg Maddux, Tom
Glavine and Frank Thom-
as were elected on their
first ballot appearances
Wednesday, when Craig
Biggio fell just two votes
Maddux and Glavine will
join their former Atlanta

Braves manager, Bobby
Cox, at the July 27 induc-
tion along with Joe Torre
and 'Tony La Russa, also,
elected last month by the
expansion-era committee.
But Barry Bonds, Roger
Clemens and other stats
whose accomplishments
were muddied by accusa-
tions of steroids use lost
even more ground, drop-
ping below 40 percent in
an election where 75 per-
cent is needed.
And on his first day as,
a member of baseball's
elite, Thomas said the liv-
ing members among the
306 Hall of Famers don't
want those with sullied

"Over the last year, do-
ing a couple of charity
events with Hall of Famers
that are in, they've got a
strong stance against any-
one who's taken steroids.
They do not want them in.
They don't care when they
started or when they did
it, they do not want them
in," he said. "I've got to
take the right stance, too.
No, they shouldn't get in.
There shouldn't be cheat-
ing allowed to get into the
Hall of Fame."
Making their second ap-
pearances on the ballot,
Clemens dropped from
37.6 percent to 35.4 in vot-

ing by senior members of
the Baseball Writers' Asso-
ciation of America, Bonds
from 36.2 to 34.7 and Sosa
from 12.5 to 7.2.
Bonds, baseball's ca-
reer home run leader, is
the only seven-time MVP
in major league history.
Clemens is the lone sev-
en-time Cy Young Award
"As for what they did, I
don't think any of us will
ever really know," Thomas
said. "But I can just tell
you, what I did was real
and that's why I've got this
smile on my face right now
because the writers, they
definitely got it right."


Ireland out as Dolphins' GM after
The Associated Press Ross mutually agreed to 2012 to protest the way the
part ways. The Dolphins team was being run, with
MIAMI The first air- said they would conduct some holding signs that
borne banner calling for an immediate search for a read "FIRELAND."
Jeff Ireland to be fired flew replacement to lead foot- He wasn't fired, but in the
over the Miami Dolphins' ball operations, wake of last month's melt-
stadium in 2011. Other A late-season flop kept down, Ross considered
similar signs followed, Miami out of the play- hiring a football czar over
most recently in Novem- offs for a fifth consecutive Ireland and coach Joe Phil-
ber, and on Tuesday those year, and Ireland has long bin. Ireland was opposed
wanting him out finally got been considered the main to such an arrangement.
their wish. culprit for the franchise's "Steve and I came to an
Ireland's six-year stint as failures. More than two agreement that the best
general manager ended dozen frustrated fans gath- thing moving forward for
with a brief announcement ered outside the Dolphins' all parties would be to part
that he and owner Stephen complex one spring day in ways," Ireland said in a

From Page 1B

halftime break before
stretching it out to 12 in
the third period.
Sneads got it back to
within single digits in the
fourth, but it was too little
too late for the Pirates,
who fell to 2-13 overall on
the year.

It won't get any easier
for the Pirates tonight
when they host the newly-
minted No. 1 team in the
state, the Malone Tigers,
who come in red-hot win-
ners of eight of their last
nine games.
Malone is 2-1 in Jackson
County games so far this
season, beating Cotton-
dale and Graceville by 16
points each and falling by
13 to Marianna.

Sneads is 0-3 in county
games, losing to Mari-
anna, Cottondale, and
Graceville by a combined
42 points.

Lady Pirates
destroy Vernon
The Sneads girls had a
far easier time of things
Tuesday night in Vernon,
blasting the Lady Yel-
lowjackets 64-7 to im-

6 seasons
statement. "I'd like to thank
Steve for all his support
and kindness. I've had the
opportunity to work with
some of the most amazing
people during this time,
and I'd like to thank them
all from the bottom of my
Still to be determined is
Ireland's role in a locker-
room bullying scandal that
drew national scrutiny.
The NFL has yet to release
a report on its investiga-
tion into the case.

prove to go to 11-2 over-
all and 6-0 in District 2
Logan Neel had 14
points to lead the Lady
Pirates, with Chasity Mc-
Griff adding 12 points,
Aaliyah Williams 11,
Tasherica McMillon nine,
and Sabrina Rizo seven.
Sneads will next go to
Blountstown to play the
Lady Tigers tonight at
5:30 p.m.

Jackson County Baseball
will have tryouts for 9U
travel baseball Jan. 18 from
noon to 3 p.m. at Jennings
Field in Marianna.
Those attending will need
baseball pants, cleats, and
a glove, and players from
Jackson County and sur-
rounding counties are all
invited. Those who attend
will also be entered into
a drawing for a chance to
,win a $30 giftcard from
Hibbett Sports. For infor-
mation, call 209-5834 or

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High School Boys
)) Thursday- Malone at
Sneads, 4 p.m.. and 5:30
p.m.; Graceville at Altha,
5:30 p.m. and 7 pm.
) Friday- Graceville at
Cottondale. 5:30 p.m. and
7 p.m.:;Wewahitchka at
Sneads, 5:30 p.m. and 7
p.m.; Marianna at West
Florida. 6 p.m, and 7:30 p.m.
) Saturday- Malone at Cen
tral. 6:30 p.m.

High School Girls
) Thursday- Graceville at
Cottondale. 5:30 p.m.;
Sneads at Blountstown,
5:30 p.m.
) Friday- Wewahitchka at
Sneads, 4 p.m.; Marianna at
West Florida, 4 p m.
Saturday- Malone at Cen-

tral. 5p.m.

Southern Elite
Tryouts for the girls'
Southern Elite softball travel
team will be at the Alford
recreation park on Jan. 19 at
2 p.m. for ages IOU, 12U and
14U. For more information.
call 850-272-2109.

MERE Basketball
Marianna Recreation'
Department will offer three
basketball leagues for youth
ages 5 to 13, with registra-
tion to be held through Jan.
10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at The Marianna Educa-
tional and Recreational Expo
(MERE) at 3625 Caverns
Road in Marianna.
The registration fee for
basketball is $30 for
participants. The fee must

be paid with a check or
money order: no checks will
be accepted. No one will
be allowed to register after
Registration forms may also
be picked up and dropped
off at city hall. All partici-
pants must bring a copy of
their birth certificate. *
For more information visit
The age of all participants
on Nov.-1 of the current year
will be the player's age for
the entire season.
Anyone'that may be inter-
ested in coaching a team or
officiating youth basketball
contact the Marianna
Recreation Department at
482-6228 or come by during

Jackson County
Travel Baseball

From Page 1B

by a transition layup by
Chelsev Rosier as time
But the lady Indians
went back to what has
been their most reliable
weapon all season in the
second hali: their inside
After scoring just six
points each in the first 20
minutes, the post duo of
Akhator and Wright were
dominant in the second
half in combining for 24
When Gulf Coast took
a 49-44 lead midway
through the second half,
Chipola answered with
a decisive 22-7 run that
featured 11 points from
Wright and nine from
Akhator, all of which
came in the paint or at the
free throw line.
"Afterhalftime, I thought
we went with what we
know works for us and
that's feeding it into those
girls down low," Franklin
said. "They single-cov-
ered us and the girls took
their time and did a nice
job down there. I can't say
enough about how well
they played. At halftime,
we said we're going to get
them some touches and
see if they can stop us."
Akhator got the big run
started with a basket with
just over 10 minutes to
play that made it 49-46,
with a pair of free throws
and a hook shot by Wright
followed by another
bucket by Akhator tying
the game with 6:16 left.

From Page lB

Carlos Morris also had
14 points and seven re-
bounds for Chipola, with
Demetrious Floyd scor-
ing 10 points, and Dont'e
Reynolds posting eight
points and 11 rebounds.
Jonathan Wade and El-
liott Cole each had 16
points to lead the Com-
modores, who were mak-
ing their conference de-
but and dropped to 12-6
overall with the loss.

A pair of free throws by
Akhator put Chipola up
56-54, and a Gulf Coast
turnover resulting in a
breakaway layup by Tif-
fany Lewis gave the Lady
Indians a five-point edge
with 3:37 to play.
Wright followed that
with a bank shot in the
post and an offensive
rebound and put-back
for a three-point play to
make it 64-54 with 1:54
Gulf Coast got it back to
six at 66-60 after a three
by Rosier, but a pair of
free throws by Lewis with
19.4 seconds to play put
Chipola back up eight
and ended any notion of
a miracle comeback.
Lewis finished with
13 points, but the nor-
mally reliable long-range
shooter missed all six of
her three-point attempts,
and the Lady Indians
struggled from the out-
side all game, making just
I-of-14 from three.
Sophomore point guard
Diamonisha Sophus made
her return to the lineup for
Chipola after a six-game
suspension for violation of
team rules and had three
assists and two turnovers
in a brief appearance in
the first half.
Destini Feagan had 17
points to lead Gulf Coast,
with Dominique Powell
adding 13 points, and Jes-
sica Morton 10.
The Lady Commodores
are now 16-1 on the year
and will next play host to
Tallahassee on Saturday,
while the Lady Indians
(18-1) are off until Tues-
day when they go on the
road to face Tallahassee.

to play, and a pair of free
throws by Basil Deveaux
tied the game up with
59.2 seconds remaining.
Chipola found Bowers
on the next possession on
the left block for a post-up
and the sophomore pow-
ered his way to the rim for
a basket and a foul.
Bowers couldn't convert
the three-point play, but
the Indians never relin-
quished the lead.
Though the win made
Chipola the first 2-0 team
in the Panhandle Confer-
ence, its coach still says
there is a lot of work left

It was a back-and-forth for his team if it's going
game virtually through- to make a run at a league
out, with neither team title and beyond.
leading by more than five "We had too many guys
points in a first half that who were concerned
finished with Chipola'about making plays at
,holding a 30-27 edge. home and some guys just
The Indians appeared did not have the right
,to wrestle control of the mindset," Blake, said.
game away with an 8-1 "These are not selfish
run featuring a dunk by guys, but we're still do-
Bowers, a running one- ing too much stuff on our
hander by Morris, a buck- own and taking some bad
et by Reynolds, and two shots out of the flow of
free throws from Cassell, the offense. We thought
Jr. to make it 59-51 with that might change when
6:05 remaining, we get into Panhandle
But Gulf Coast took ad- Conference play, but we
vantage of a pair of quick still need a leader out
three-point attempts on there. Someone has to
Chipola's next two pos- step up and it needs to be
sessions to close back to the sophomores."
within three after a tran- The Indians will return
sition bucket by Dedrick to league play Tuesday
Turner and a three by with a road game against
Cole. Tallahassee, while the
A deep jumper by Commodores will get
Baulkman cut the margin their shot at the Eagles on
to two at 64-62 with 1:32 Saturday in Panama City.

From Page 1B
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right now."
Marianna will next host
a home meet Friday at 1
p.m. against Bay High and

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Emotional initerac-
tion will allow you to see
all sides of a situation.
Ponder over your findings
before passing judgment.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Someone is likely
to play with your emo-
tions. Step back and bide
your time until you are
fully prepared to deal with
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -You'll do well in so-
cial settings, and will fare
even better when trying to
formulate and sign deals.
ARIES (March 21-April
19)'-Your erratic feelings
can lead to an impulsive
decision regarding your
future or the status of a
partnership. Don't do any-
thing you may regret.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) Keeping the peace
will help you stabilize your
relationships with impor-
tant people. Live, love and
GEMINI (May 21-June
20) Making plans to
network with peers or to
celebrate with someone
you love will help boost
your confidence and ego.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) Get involved, be a
participant and make your
voice heard. Helping oth-
ers will bring high returns.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
- Give an emotional situ-
ation a positive spin, and,
above all, keep moving.
Being willing and able to
make a tough choice or
change will help you excel.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
- Traveling, taking on a
project or meeting new
people will lead to new
beginnings. Children or
elders can help you realize
what you need to do to
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
- Problems will surface
if you can't come to terms,
with what someone wants.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) -A personal change is
headed your way. Some-
one special will influence
your life, but before you
make a move, consider
your motives.
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time on personal goals.
Consider your career op-
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of you to reach your goals.

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Dear Annie: I am writing to you with a
heavy heart. I have been Married to my
second wife for 20 years. We dated for two
years, and she became impatient with my
reluctance to get married. We both want-
ed kids, but her timetable was different
than mine. Even though I was old enough
to know better (46), I married her because
she got pregnant. I am positive that she
did it intentionally.
We are different. I am very clean and or-
ganized, and I work hard. She is messy to
the point of dirty, stubborn, disorganized,
lazy and vindictive. She has tried to sabo-
tage my relationship with our two chil-
dren who are now in their late teens.
In spite of her efforts, I have created a
good relationship with my son. But my
younger daughter is another story. She
is like her mother: a spoiled brat. I know
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Bridge Press Association short list for last year's
awards. It features an excellent defense by Shivam
Shah (East) and Alex Roberts (West) for England
against Poland at last year's world youth champion-
ships in Taicang, China.
How did the defense go against five diamonds?
North opened with a Polish Club. It is usually bid
with a balanced hand and 12-14 points, but it might
be natural with five or more clubs and 12-17 points,
or it could be any 18-plus pointer. After Shah's three-
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to defeat the contract. Maybe partner had a club
void. So, West's opening lead was the club three.
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could he get his partner on lead for a second club
ruff? There seemed to be only two chances: the
diamond ace or the heart queen. The first would still
be available in a moment, but not the second. East
shifted to the heart two. West won with his queen and
gave his partner another ruff for down one. Terrific!

turned out. I would like to create a loving
relationship before she goes to college in
August. I know it's late to fix this, but do
you have any suggestions?

Dear Getting: It's never too late to try to
mend relationships. The first one should
be with your wife. You are terribly resent-
ful, and it's obvious that you don't actually
like her. Although you may have good rea-
son, your children undoubtedly see it and
.react accordingly. It also fuels your wife's
desire to get back at you. And finally, how
you relate to your wife affects how you re-
late to your daughter, who has a similar
personality. She identifies with Mom and
may believe you resent and dislike her, as
well. Get counseling alone, with your
wife or with your daughter. Whatever you
can arrange.

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Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
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RN Program Textbooks Six book's have never
been used and those that were factory shrink
plastic wrapped still are. At Chipola College
bookstore these 6 are sold in a bundle for $317
+ tax. 1. All-in7One Care Planning Resource
(3rd Ed.; 2. Comp. Review for NCLEX Exam (5th
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Custom eBook Library for all the above.
(Pageburst) Textbooks above are 2nd bundle
for RN prog. @ Chipola. Also have 1st bundle
some never used all in excellent cond. (pd.
$734) other items required for program.
Would consider breaking bundle IF I could sell
2 or more to individual. Call 850-274-8776.

Refrigerator Mayag, white, like new $250. 850-
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with papers, all shots for 1st yr. house trained,
must sell, loves kids $240. 334-805-4180
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Compelling questions...
and maybe a few actual answers

A couple questions we
had to ask ourselves

Will this be the official
face of Junior this
week? We'll see soon.
When you hear the
words "testing at Day-
tona," what comes to
GODSPEAK: It's time to
takM down the Christmas
tree, put away the holiday
lights and call in the dogs.
KEN'S CALL: I always
wonder who'll show up
with a new hair color, or
perhaps a nip or tuck to
help'stave off Father Time.
What's your favor-
ite Daytona testing
GODSPEAK: After Derrike
Cope crashed into Ken
Schrader, who was coming
up to speed from pit road.
Said Scbrader: "It was my
fault. I forgot he was an
KEN'S CALL: The sight
of Cal Wells' team new
to the Cup.Series about
15 years ago breaking
out laptops and real-time
telemetry in the garage.
*Nothing has ever been the
What are you looking
for during this week's
Cup test?
GODSPEAK: What will
Dale Earnhardt Jr. look
like? Will he be sporting
the full beard or be com-,
pletely whisker-free? It's
always fun to see how he
starts the season.
KEN'S CALL: I can't wait
to see thd Stewart-Haas
team huddle during the
lunch break. Someone
needs to click that,"Be-
fore" picture.

Six days of NASCAR pre-
season testing at Daytona
International Speedway
runs from Thursday
through next Tuesday -
two days each for the three
national touring series.
Come to us for all the up-
dates (including speeds) at

Do you have questions or
comments about NASCAR
This Week? Contact Godwin
Kelly at godwin.kelly@'news-
irnl.com or Ken Willis at ken.

2014 Sprint Cup
Feb. 15. Sprint Unlimited at Daytona
Int. Speedway
Feb. 20* Duels at Daytona
Feb. 23: Daytona 500
March 2: Phoenix Int Raceway
March 9* Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 16. Bristol Motor Speedway
March 23: Auto Club Speedway
March 30- Martinsville Speedway
April 6 Texas Motor Speedway
April 12: Darlington Raceway
April 26. Richmond Int Raceway
May 4. Talladega Superspeedway
May 1it Kansas Speedway
May 17: Aul-Star Race at Charlotte
Motor Speedway
May 25: Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 1: Dover Int Speedway
June& Pocono Raceway
June 15: Michigan Int. Speedway
June 22. Sonoma Raceway
June 2&- Kentucky Speedway
July 5 Daytona Int. Speedway
July 13: New Hampshire Motor
July 27: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug. 3: Pocono Raceway
Aug. 10: Watkins Glen Int.
Aug. 17: Michigan Int Speedway
Aug. 23: Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug. 31: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sept 6. Richmond Int Raceway
Sept. 14: Chicagoland Speedway
Sept 21: New Hampshire Motor
Sept 2&, Dover Int Speedway
Oct 5: Kansas Speedway
Oct 11: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Oct 19: Talladega Superspeedway
Oct 26: Martinsville Speedway
Nov. 2: Texas Motor Speedway
Nov. 9: Phoenix Int Raceway
,JNov. 16: Homestead-Miami Speedway
WON 8s-s^^^1-

Jamie McMurray, as usual, gets a jump on the racing season in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Plenty on McMuray's

plate as season looms

Jamie McMurray didn't make the 2013 NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series Chase playoffs, but he had a
pretty solid season at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.
McMurray, who survived the cuts and personnel
changes made by car owner Chip Ganassi, scored
nine top-lO.finishes, including an "upset" victory
at Talladega Superspeedway in October.
The 37-year-old driver finished the season 15th
in points and will start 2014 with a little tuneup
race called the Rolex 24 at Daytona. He'll co-drive
a Daytona Prototype in the twice-around-the-
clock endurance race.
Until then, except for a two-day Cup test at
Daytona, McMurray plans to lie low with his
young family and enjoy the downtime from the
Cup Series, which runs from February through
As McMurray gets older, the winter break
seems shorter. Only two days after the Cup
Series awards banquet in Las Vegas, race teams
were called to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a
NASCAR-mandated test to sort out 2014 rules.
..The break seemed reallY short -
this year." McMurray told /
NASCAR This WeelIduring
a sports-car test session
at Daytona last weekend. ^
"I think some of it has
to do with the Charlotte
test that was thrown in I-
there We did it twice.
because it got rained out
two days. It took up half ^f'1t; -'
"That's normally a
week when nothing is go- M 4
ing on. It is what it is. When
you can take your family with
you each week, it's not

that big of a deal, but the break did seem awfully
short to me."
McMurray is excited about Daytona, since
restrictor-plate race victories seem to come in
streaks. Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson
swept both plate races at Daytona last season.
McMurray is the last driver with a plate win.
"When I look at plate racing, for me and a lot of
guys, it goes in streaks," McMurray said. "Those
streaks include winning and wrecking. I hope I'm
on a streak of winning."
McMurray won the infamous 2010 Daytona
500, which was delayed twice for pothole repairs
in Turns 1 and-2.
He said a second 500 victory would put him in
the elite company of multitime winners.
"When you get to do something a second time,
you savor it more, you take in more," McMurray
said. "For me, it will be a different experience
than when I won it the first time."
But before he straps into the No. 1 Chevrolet for
2014 Speedweeks, he will compete in the No. 01
Ford Rile', in the Role. 24. The endurance race
gets him e'-cited for the season ahead.
^ "Chip has the team to beat every year.'
McMurray said "I can't wait for the race
and get in the car because it's such a dit-
ferent event."

Getty Images/JAMEY PRICE
If his TV gig ever disappears,
maybe he can sell.ydu a Buick.
Testing, testing,... can anyone
hear. me out there?
Loud and clear. For those of us who
live within several miles of NASCAR's
"home track" at Daytona, that rumble
and deep bellowing we hear this time
of year signals an approaching season.
In more peaceful parts of the world,
it may be the'first chirp of a blue jay,
heralding springtime and the open-
ing of the great outdoors (naturally,
that's assuming a colder locale ... not
to mention assuming that blue jays
chirp). In these parts, the baritone
blasts trumpet an onrushing race
Any particular theme heading into
the two days of Daytona pre-
season testing?
Several, actually. For starters, there's
the issue of familiarity some drivers
are new to their teams, some drivers
are new to the Cup Series. It generally
takes a while to get it all sorted out
in your head, and preseason testing'
is the first step. Along those lines,
it'll be our first chance to see the
new Stewart-Haas gang all together,
playing nice (we assume). Combine
Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Danica
Patrick and Kurt Busch, and suddenly
your holiday family gatherings seem
downright peaceful and comforting,
,don't they?
How old is Darrell Waltrip?
Finally old enough to drive a Buick,
it appears. A recent press release
from Tennessee tells us that ol' DW
just opened a Buick GMC dealership
in Franklin it's the latest addition to
the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group.
"Ironically," Waltrip says in the press
release, "two of the best years I ever
had in racing was driving a Buick (1981-
82)." We trust this is simply the latest
evidence of someone misusing the
word "ironically" when he'd be better
off saying "coincidentally" either
that, or DW is insinuating Buicks aren't
fast. And come to think of it, when was
the last time you saw a Buick in the left
lane zipping through interstate traffic?
Is DW in the Service Department
prepping '98 LeSabres for resale,
or keeping his TV job?
As we speak, he's probably getting'
a fresh haircut, because the Fox crew
will do 12 hours oftesting coverage
this week (two days of Cup testing, one
day of Nationwide). Chances are, Larry
McReynolds is already in the east bank-
ing taking track temperatures.
Any other TV news?
Just this bit of insider scuttlebutt:
Allen Bestwick will need to narrow
his focus a bit. The longtime NASCAR
broadcaster (radio, TV, play-by-play,
pits, studio, etc.) will stay with ESPN
after the 2014 season (ESPN's last
under its current NASCAR deal) as he
transitions into the Worldwide Leader's
lead broadcaster for its IndyCar. cover-
age.. Bestwick begins that role this year
while keeping his NASCAR duties at
ESPN, and next year becomes solely
an IndyCar guy, which isn't as easy
as it may sound, given how IndyCars
are faster and have less sheet metal,
therefore, making it tougher to deter-
mine who's who in heavy traffic. But
since much Jess folks are watching, a
mess-up isn't as noticeable.

'Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News-
.ioumal's motorsports editor and has
r '* co-ered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him
Sat godwin.kelly@news-jrnl.com