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County commissioner arrested in Tallahassee
Branch embarrassed over 'bar room tussle'
BY ANGIE COOK
Jackson County Commissioner Jeremy Branch was arrested Tuesday in Leon County. He was accused of punching a
fellow bar patron.
According to the Leon
County Sheriffs Office Daily Booking Report for June 24, Branch was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department and charged with Branch battery touch or strike, a
An arrest affidavit filed by TPD described the reported circumstances that
led to Branch's arrest Around 2 a.m. EDT Tuesday morning, an officer providing police services at the Baja's Beach Club on West Pensacola Street was approached by the victim, a Tallahassee man, who reported that he had been punched in the face. The officer noted the appearance of dried blood on the man's shirt and left nostril. The victim told police he was leaving the club with a friend when he mistak-
enly bumped into Branch. The man and his friend said they immediately apologized, but the victim claims Branch "took a fighting stance and punched him in the face with a closed fist." The victim went on to say that his friend and club staff pushed Branch away and escorted him outside. The report says the man was getting
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HOOKED ON LURES
am Pichard (reflected), administrative assistant for the Jackson County board of county commissioners, looks over her collection of antique lures on display at the Marianna branch of the Jackson County public library on Monday. Prichard has been collecting the lures since 1995 and one of the first pieces in her collection was a "Jitterbug" that belonged to her grandfather. She enjoys fishing and found most of the lures in the Atlanta area. The oldest itemnin her collection was made in 1915 and is called a "Southbend." It is made out of wood and the eyes of the lure are beads, which Prichard says is one way to tell if a lure is an antique. The wooden and frog lures are her favorites in the collection. The lures will be on display at the library until the end of August.
Jackson County commissioners meet Monday night in Marianna. An effort to impose a long-planned assessment to fund county fire services died that night, as a motion to adopt the measure received no second and never made it to a vote.
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BY ANGIE COOK
MARIANNA - At this week's meetirig of the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners, a crowd of first responders waited to hear the fate of a proposed fire protection assessment in Jackson County, but the effort quietly faded with no vote from the board.
The board had advertised a public hearing for the ordinance that, if approved, would have given the board the power to impose a fee on certain property owners in unincorporated areas of the county, but just one citizen came forth to address the matter
"A few of us are paying for
everybody - and that is not right," said Gregory Bermes of Marianna.
Commissioner Kenny Stephens made a motion to adopt the ordinance, but after a few moments of silence, Stephens' motion died for lack of a second. Stephens said he had hoped the assessment would pass and, down the line, help decrease insurance rates for residents. As for the issue's lack of support from fellow commissioners, Stephens said in an interview Wednesday, "I'm not quite sure why there was no action taken on it."
But, he said, the board still has work to do regarding fire services.
"Even though (...) the assessment's not going to take place,
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Bonifay man of
BY ANGIE COOK
After a one-day trial, a Holmes County jury convicted Jeffrey Morrill Wednesday of trafficking in more than 200 grams of methamphetamine,.according to a statement from the State Attorney's Office. Assistant State Attorney Brandon Young showed jurors that officers found two bottles of methamphetamine liquid in Morrill's barn-on Oct. 16. Morrill, 32, of Bonifay, was suspected of stealing a trailer and officers went to his property to search for
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DOLLAR GENERAL SOFT OPENING
he new Dollar General store on U.S. 90 in Marianna is set for a ...soft opening this Saturday. Employees were busy stocking the store Wednesday morning in prepa'ration for the opening. Store manager Jackie Tyus said Wednesday that she does not have a specific time for the opening Saturday, but that it will be sometime that morning.
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a Marianna City Farmer's Market Open -7 a.m. to noon at Madison St. Park. Now featuring Panhandle arts and crafts every Saturday. )) St. Anne Thrift Store - 9a.m. to 1p.m. St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 Fifth St., Marianna. July 4th sale: Buy one and get the second item of equal or les value at half price. Call 482-3734. )) 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. )) Rep. Southerland mobile office hours in Jackson County- 1-3 p.m:Grand Ridge City Hall, 2086 Porter Ave. Public invited. Contact Rebekah Christie at 785-0812 or Rebekah.Christie@mail.house.gov. )) Employability Workshop "Identifying Transferable Skills" - 2:30 p.m. at Marianna Career Center. Workshop is facilitated by a certified motivational career coach. Workshop is free and open to the public.Visit EmployFlorida.com to register. a Jackson County Board of County Commis-. sioners Special Meeting - 4 p.m. Board Room, 2864 Madison St., Marianna. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the administrator's assistant no later than five days prior to the meeting. The administrator's assistant may be contacted at 2864 MadisonSt., Marianna, 482-9633, or (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
a Summer Concert in the Park - 7:30 p.m. at Madison Street Park. Featured group: Gary Wofsey, a wonderful jazz band. Bring your lawn chair and cooler n Alcoholics Anonymous - Closed discussion, 8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, jn the AA room. )) Rep. Southerland mobile office hours in Jackson County - 1-3 p.m. Grand Ridge City Hall, 2086 Porter Ave. Public invited. Contact Rebekah Christie at 785-0812 or Rebekah.Christie@mail.house.gov.
)) The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist Banner Presentation -9 a.hi.Jackson Hospital Labor and Delivery fourth floor. )) Hooks and Needles- 10 a.m. at the Jackson County Public Library, Marianna branch. New and experienced handcrafters welcome to create, share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-9631. )) Madison Street Park Farmers Market - 4-7 p.m. at Madison Street park. Will be open each Friday evening. FMNP and Sr. FMNP vouchers are accepted. For more information, call 693-4078. )) Chess Club - 6-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church on Clinton St. in Marianna. Sponsored by Marianna Optimist Club for students for students 8-18 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. a "Senior Singles" Meeting - 6-8 p.m. Eastside Baptist Church (in the rear), U.S. 90 E., Marianna. New location. Ample parking. Singles age 50 and older are invited for games, food, prizes and speakers. No charge. Donations accepted; proceeds fund charitable endeavors of Marianna's Gathering Place
Foundation. Call 272-6611. a Celebrate Recovery - 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Meetings to"overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups.":' Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call 209-7856,573-1131. )) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) Flea Market/Yard Sale- 7-10 a.m. Marianna Elks Lodge, 4607 U.S. 90, Marianna. Donations can be dropped off before 6/25. Call 526-4992 for more info. n Marianna City Fannrmer's Market Open -7 a.m. to noon at Madison St. Park. Now featuring Panhandle arts and crafts every Saturday. )) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - 8 a.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
SUNDAY, JUNE 29
))Aloholics Anohyimous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
a Preschool Summer Reading Program - 9 a.m. Bascom Community Center. Come an explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and more. n 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. ) School Age Summer Reading Program -11a.m. Bascom Community Center. Come an explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors and more. )) Parkinson's Support Group Meeting - Noon in the ground-floor education classroom of Jackson Hospital. Lunch provided. Those diagnosed with Parkinson's and their caregivers are invited. Amy Riley, admissions and marketing director, Chipola Nursing Pavilion, will educate attendees on rehab therapies available at the pavilion and Occupational Therapist, Athena Glisson, will share helpful tools and tactics for Parkinson's patients. Call 718-2661. )) Preschool Summer Reading Program - 2 p.m. Jackson County Public Library, Marianna. Come an explore science while having summer reading fun with weather,flight, experiments, colors and more. a School Age Summer Reading Program - 4 p.m. Jackson County Public Library, Marianna. Come an explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors and more. ) Movie Night- 5:30 p.m. Jackson County Public Library, Graceville.
)) Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting- 5:307:30 p.m. at Jackson County Extension Service, Penn Ave., Marianna. Business meetings are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects, lessons and help. All quilters welcome. Call 573-5434. )) Breaking Free - 7-8 p.m. A closed SAA group is
a 12-step fellowship of men and women recovering from addictive sexual behavior. For more,information and location call Shawn at 693-1621or email BreakingFreeSAA@yahoo.com )) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - 8-9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
TUESDAY, JULY 1
D Marianna City Farmer's Market Open -7 a.m. to noon at Madison Street Park. Now featuring panhandle arts and crafts every Saturday. )) St. Anne Thrift Store - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 Fifth St., Marianna. July 4th sale: Buy one and get the second item of equal or less value at half price on clothing items. Welcome donations: household items, clothing and jewelry. Proceeds go to help less fortunate in our community. Call 482-3734.
a Beginner/players Pinochle -10 a.m:at McCormick Lake Clubhouse. Everyone welcome to come and play. Formore information, call 272-6611. n Optimist Club of Jackson County Meeting
- Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
a Sewing Circle -1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior Citizens, 29310Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call 4825028.
) Preschool Summer Reading Program - 2 p.m. Grand Ridge Senior Citizen Center. Come and explore science while having summer reading fun'with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and more.
a School Age Summer Reading Program - 4 p.m. Grand Ridge Senior Citizen Center. Come and explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and more.
)) Movie Night - 5:30 p.m. Jackson County Public Library, Marianna.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Meeting - 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodiit Church, 2901Caledonia St. in Marianna. Closed discussion with 12 & 12 study. Everyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome.
)) Marianna City Commission Meeting - 6 p.m. in City Hall, 2898 Green St., Marianna. Public welcome. Call 718-1001.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
D Preschool Summer Reading Program-9 a.m. Graceville Civic Center. Come and explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and more. )) School Age Summer Reading Program -11a.m. Graceville Civic Center. Come and explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight,. experiments, colors, sound, nature and more. s Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - Noon to 1p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901Caledonia St. in Marianna. )) Preschool Summer Reading Program-2 p.m. The Gallery in Campbellton. Come and explore science while having summe? reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sodnd, nature and more.
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MARIANNA POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Marianna Police Department listed the following incidents for June 24, the latest available report One accident with no injury, two suspicious persons, one highway obstruction, one sickness/ subject down reported, one physical disturbance, one verbal disturbance, six traffic stops, one larceny, one civil dispute, one trespass, one follow-up investigation, two assaults, two animal complaints, three property/ building checks, two calls to assist other agency, one welfare check, one open door/ window and 14 home security checks.
JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
The Jackson County Sheriffs Office and county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for June 24, thelatest available report Three stolen tags, three abandoned
vehicles, two reckless
A, drivers, eight suspicious
vehicles, two suspicious
incidents, six suspicious
S persons, one information,
tow burglary, two verbal disturbances, one hitchhiker/pedestrian, one burglary alarm, one panic alarm, six traffic stops, one larceny, one attempted theft, two serving papers/expartee, two civil disputes, one trespass, two follow-up investigations, one assault, three animal complaints, 20 property/building checks, one assisting motorist/pedestrian, one gas skip, tow call to assist other agency, one 911 hang-up call, two criminal registrations, one welfare check and two threats/harassments.
The following persons were booked into the county jail during the latest reporting periods: )) Kevin Larublia, 29, 2737 Penn Ave., Marianna, burglary (attempted), burglary of a conveyance, criminal mischief, resisting an officer without violence, aggravated stalking.
D Dexter Williams, 24, 4426 Bates Road, Greenwood, violation of state probation, hold for Calhoun County. a Robert Knight, 60, 3270 Hwy 73 N., Marianna, driving under the influence. D Patrick Williams, 31, 2836 Hawk St., Marianna, battery (domestic violence).
Jail Population: 213
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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Cottondale youth pianist to attend Interlochen Arts Camp
Special to the Floridan
Ambria Tanner, 9, is anxiously awaiting the start of summer camp this year. Unlike prior years where she simply vacationed with family, this year, Ambria has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world's premier summer arts program for aspiring artists grades 3 through 12. Tanner, the daughter of Lynwood and Tamara Tanner of Cottondale, will further her studies in piano performance and undertake minor studies in dramatic arts. A resident of Cottondale, Tanner is a straight-A home-school student who enjoys science, reading and music of all genres. "I like everything from Mozart and Rimsky Korsakov to Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga," said Tanner as she practiced a piece of music recently. Though she began playing piano formally at age 5, her mother attributes her beginning to play much earlier. "I think she started banging on the keyboard at church around age 16 months. At that time, one of the keyboard players was her cousin, Joe Peace. He would sit her on his lap and place her fin-
gers on the keys and she was fascinated. The other keyboardist, Tamekia Walton, would try to get her to duplicate the sounds that she made, and she would, so it really all started there. Once she started taking lessons, she never wanted to stop."
Interlochen was a dream that Tanner aspired to, but wasn't sure she could attain. "I was worried that I wasn't good enough, or that it cost too much, but my mom and dad told me just to do the work and get in and they would worry about the rest. Well, I was accepted and now I'm so excited to be going [to Interlochen.] It'll be amazing to be surrounded by so much talent." Interlochen Arts Camp attracts students, faculty and staff from all 50 states and more than 40 coun-
tries. Each summer, some 3,000 artists fill Interlochen's wooded lakeside campus with an explosion of creativity. Student artists will learn from world-class instructors and produce hundreds of presentations each summer in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, creative writing and film. Among its distinguished alumni are such notables as singers Norah Jones, Josh Groban and Jewel, opera soprano Jessye Norman, conductor Loren Maazel, jazz drummer Peter Erskine, actors Barrett Foa and Felicity Huffman and many, many more. Approximately 10 percent of the nation's professional orchestra musicians have roots at Interlochen and the alumni community has been awarded nearly 100 Grammy Awards. Now that she's heading to Interlochen, Tanner is only slightly aware of some of the camp's famous past attendees. "I know Josh Groban went there." Like most kids, Tanner is most looking forward to the fun that Interlochen is apparently equally famous for. "They have their own ice cream shack just for the students." Now that's a reason to be really excited.
Jackson County 4-H winners shine at 2014 Tropicana speech contest
M ore than 600Jackson County
students from the fourth, fifth and sixth grades competed in 4-H Tropicana classroom and school speech competitions. Of those, the top 20 classroom speakers were chosen to compete at the Jackson County Agricultural Complex on Pennsylvania Avenue for top honors in the 2014 Jackson County 4-H Tropicana Contest.
With more than 140 family and friends in attendance, the competition was very fierce, and the judges deliberated for nearly half an hour to determine the winners. The 4-H Tropicana Speech Program provides students the opportunity to gain life skills such as planning and organizing, decision making, learning to learn and communication, and is offered to fourth-, fifth- and sixthgrade students. The topics, selected by the students, cover a wide range from telling a personal story, providing entertainment, history or social and health issues. No matter what the topic, all speeches must be organized, have continuity, include research if necessary and be detailed. Content and delivery are emphasized by the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program and are both equally important.
Tropicana has sponsored the Florida 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest since 1969, and is a nationally recognized, award-winning program that has reached over two million youth since its inception. The most valuable employee skills cited by employers are communication, research, planning and leadership, all of which are key elements of the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program. Tropicana provides certificates for all classroom
participants, ribbons for class winners, medallions for each grade level winner, and plaques for county contest winners. Tropicana also sponsors camp scholarships forfirst place winners. The Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Program delivers materials, which adhere to Common Core Standards, to classroom teachers for use in teaching speech writing and public speaking skills. Classroom winners advance to the school grade level competition, and the students placing first in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, advance to the county competition, hosted by Jackson County 4-H.
The Jackson County youth competing in this year's county level program included:
Fourth Grade: )) First Place - Chandler King, Graceville Elementary, "Do-Re-Mi" )) Second Place - Kennady Harrell, Sneads Elementary, "The Scary Elevator Ride" )) Third Place - James Crisp, Cottondale Elementary, "One of a Kind" D Honorable Mention
- Kyan Gibson, Malone Elementary, "The Bully" a Honorable Mention
- Hailie Showalter, Dayspring Christian Academy, "Whales"
a First Place - Katelynn Dunaway, Sneads Elementary, "Cell Phone Crazy" a Second Place - Emma Biggers, Riverside Elementary, "The Longest Day"
)) Third Place - China Daniels, Graceville Elementary, "Doctors" )) Honorable Mention
- Brayden Harrell, Grand Ridge Elementary, "Sisters Grimm Series" )) Honorable Mention
- Alana Kerr, Dayspring Christian Academy, "Differences Make Us Unique"
Sixth Grade: SFirst Place - Olivia Cornwell, Marianna Middle School, "My Teachers" )) Second Place - Gabby Melvin, Jackson County Home School, "Haiti" )) Third Place - Nathaniel Huskey, Cottondale Middle School, "The Popylarity Food Chain" , Honorable Mention - Mandy Dudley, Grand Ridge School, "Cheerleading" a Honorable Mention
- Megan Blaylock, Dayspring Christian Academy, "Henry Ford"
)) Most Dramatic - Kennady Harrell, Sneads Elementary, "The Scary Elevator Ride"
n Most Entertaining
- Katelynn Dunaway, Sneads Elementary, "Cell Phone Crazy" ) Most Historical - Jordan Sloan, Jackson County Home School, "The Life of Helen Adams Keller" ) Most Informative Emma Biggers, Riverside Elementary, "The Longest Day"
a Most Inspirational
- Alana Kerr, Dayspring Christian Academy, "Differences Make Us Unique" a Most Original - Nathaniel Huskey, Cottondale Middle School, "The Popularity Food Chain" ) Most Persuasive - Megan Blaylock,- Dayspring Christian Academy, "Henry Ford."
For more information on the many educational opportunities available through Jackson County 4H, contact Angel Granger at 482-9620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Emerald Coast Hospice praises hospice aides
Special to the Floridan
Emerald Coast Hospice celebrated its hospice aides the week of June 12-19. Emerald Coast Hospice appreciates, recognizes and honors them for their dedication, hard work and passion that they show to their patients and families.
The hospice aide provides personal care to patients in their homes under the general direction of a registered nurse. Most patients receive hospice care in their own home, although it
can also be provided in other facilities as well.
Many times, the hospice aide spends the most direct patient care time with the patient and the family and can contribute very beneficial information to the team during the development and update of the patient plan of care. We at Emerald Coast Hospice are very thankful for our outstanding hospices aides and the excellent care they give.
For more information about Emerald Coast Hospice, call the Marianna office at 526-3577.
OPTIMIST JUNE STUDENT
OF THE MONTH
She Optimist Club of Jackson County,recognized Noah
McArthur as the June Student of the Month at its June 17
.luncheon at Jim's Buffet. Noah is the son of David and Jacquelyn McArthur and is an eighth-grade home-school student. He is a reporter for 4-H, has won awards for project displays and photographs'at the Panhandle Youth Expo, and volunteers for Relay for Life, the S.alvation Army, McLane Community Center, and the King's Table. Noah also created "Noah's CAN-paign for Kids," a project for collecting aluminum cans to raise funds for families in need at
- Christmas. Pictured are Mr. McArthur, Noah, Optimist President Sylvia Stephens and Mrs. McArthur.
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Cousteau nears end of underwater living experiment
The Associated Press
AQUARIUS REEF BASE
- Fabien Cousteau has a week left in his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys, and he's not exactly eager to return to the surface. "If anything, I'm panicking about the lack of time we have left," he said. "I'm feeling really comfortable and happy down here." In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press inside Aquarius Reef Base, 63 feet below the surface of the waters off Key Largo, Cousteau said the scientists from Florida International University and Northeastern University who joined his "Mission 31" have had unprecedented access to a coral reef.
"The FIU researchers have accomplished more than six months' worth of data gathering in just two weeks because they were here, living under the sea in this undersea habitat," he said. "This highlights how important a habitat is for scientific research as well as outreach." A team of filmmakers and researchers dove with Cousteau on June 1 to Aquarius. At the mission's midpoint, the FIU researchers traded places
Mission scientist Grace Young, left an MIT graduate in Mechanical & Ocean Engineering, Ryan Stancil (center) Mission doctor, and Fabien Cousteau chat inside Aquarius Reef Base, a laboratory 63 feet below the surface in the waters off Key Largo, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Tuesday. A team of filmmakers and researchers dove with Cousteau on June I to Aquarius. At the mission's midpoint, the FlU researchers traded places with researchers from Northeastern, who will return to land July 2 with Cousteau. They've been studying the effects of climate change and pollutants such as fertilizers on the reef.
with researchers from Northeastern, who will return to land July 2 with Cousteau. They've been studying the effects of climate change and pollutants such as fertilizers on
Aquarius, federally owned and operated by FIU, allows researchers to dive for hours without needing to return to a boat or go through de-
compression. The lab about the size of a school bus and encrusted with coral - includes living quarters for six people. Cousteau conceived of "Mission 31" as an hom-
age to the Conshelf underwater living experiments orchestrated in the 1960s by his grandfather, ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau. The three Conshelf mis-
sions were partly aimed at exploring the possibilities for colonizing the oceans. After almost a month without sunlight, Cousteau said living underwater long-term was technically possible for humans, but it may not be financially feasible on a large scale.
"If it's for science, education, outreach, filmmaking, those sorts of things, this is a great platform for that," he said. The mission has been broadcast live online, and it has proceeded without any serious medical or technical problems, aside from an air conditioning failure one night that left the aquanauts sweating as the temperature inside Aquarius rose to 98 degrees with 100 percent. humidity.
"It was extraordinarily uncomfortable, like sleeping in the Amazon, minus the bugs," Cousteau said. There's been so much work to do on the reef that no one has had time to be too homesick or to develop cabin fever, he said.
"Getting out there is so entertaining and so different every time that you'd be hard-pressed to think that you've started to go crazy," he said.
Grand jury rips DCF for undercounting child deaths
The Associated Press
- A grand jury report slammed the Department of Children and Families for making misleading changes in the way the agency categorized child abuse deaths to make the count seem lower, but also noted the agency has made great Strides since the abuse death of a 10-year-old Miami girl.
In the 30-page report issued Tuesday, grand jurors noted that. child deaths and abuse cases have continued since the gruesome 2011 death of Nubia Barahona who "was repeatedly abused and ultimately killed."
Her adoptive parents have pleaded riot guilty to first-degree murder in the case.
The initial report on Nubia's death found systemic issues as investigators and caseworkers repeatedly missed red flags and failed to communicate with each other, but Wednesday's report praised the agency for
implementing policies to address those issues. But the panel also found that changes in the way DCF investigates and discloses child death information were "worse than useless" and. should be corrected, according to the report.
The Associated Press reported in 2012 about changes in the way the state was tallying child deaths after obtaining a 2010 memo showing DCF narrowed guidelines for how to classify drowning and the deaths of children sleepinfig with parents known as co-sleeping. The agency said there had to be a willful act of a caregiver to be considered neglect.
Although it never became policy, investigators unofficially implemented it in a patchwork approach in various regions. The top two causes of death for Florida children under the age of four were drowning and co-sleeping.
"We are at an utter loss to understand how those who labor in the
field of child protection and child welfare could intentionally and deliberately find that these deaths were not verified as acts of neglect," the report said, adding: "Aside from being misleading, reported reductions in the total number of deaths may only be a consequence of changing the definitions of abuse and neglect." But the bulk of the report praised the agency for implementing recent changes, including improvements in the abuse hotline, in child abuse. investigations and in the use of a tool that helps investigators assets risk.
The report comes days after Gov. Rick Scott signed a law that would allow funding for 270 additional child protective investigators to reduce caseloads, which the report recommended: The new law also calls for a fundamental shift in the way DCF investigates and responds to cases. It clearly states that protecting a child from abuse
is paramount and more important than keeping a family together. In the past, DCF has placed a premium on putting fewer children in foster care and, instead, offering family services while the child remains at home. The grand jury report noted there are gaps in those services and lax enforcement, usually nothing more than a verbal agreement from a parent to stay away from an abusive spouse, attend parenting classes or to quit drugs.
The report said those "empty promises" often put children in harm's way.
But the new law says safety plans can no longer rely on verbal promises from parents. On Wednesday, the agency also launched a website aimed at improving transparency around child abuse deaths. The site, which was mandated by the Legislature, will include data by county, child's age and prior history with the department.
Tax returns an issue in governor's race
The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE - Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign suggests in a new ad that former Gov. Charlie Crist has something to hide by not releasing his wife's tax returns, while Crist said Wednesday that Scott is "hitting below the belt" by dragging his wife Carole into a negative campaign ad.
Scott last week released the joint tax return he filed with his wife Ann and called on Crist to do the same. The same day that Crist released three years of tax returns for the three years since he left the governor's office, the political committee working to re-elect Scott released a statewide ad criticizing Crist for not releasing his wife's. "It's outrageous. It is hitting below the belt," Crist said in a phone interview. "He has no honor, no decency. To drag my wife into a political ad is beyond the pale." Unlike the Scotts, the Crists file separate tax returns.
The ad also negatively refers to Crist as a millionaire, a status he only
recently - and barely
- achieved. Crist has a net worth of $1.2 million, less than the value of Scott's $1.5 million vacation home, according to financial documents listing income and assets that both candidates are required to file. Crist, now a Democrat, was never worth more than $1 millionwhile serving as a Republican governor from 2007 to 2011. Scott has a net worth of $133 million.
Crist's tax returns showed his adjusted gross income in the three years since leaving office ranged from $541,369 to . $704,881.
Neither candidate is required to release his federal income tax returns, but Florida gubernatorial candidates have traditionally done so. Whether governors and their challengers release tax returns varies from state to state, but the practice is voluntary. For example, Texas Gov. Rick Perry releases his, while California Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't.
Scott said in a written statement released by his campaign that Carole Crist's tax returns should also be released.
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State's largest insurer votes to lower rates
The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE - Florid's largest property insurer, which has more than 928,000 policyholders across the state, plans to drop its rates in 2015 after raising them the four previous years. The board of Citizens Property Insurance voted Wednesday to lower rates by an average of 3.2 percent for single family homeowners in 2015. The state-created insurer says that nearly 70 percent of
those with homeowner policies should see some sort of decrease.
For some customers, including those living in coastal regions from the
-Panhandle to the Atlantic coast, the drop could be as much as 10 percent.
"The rates approved today by the board indicate that Citizens is moving in the right direction," Citizens President and CEO Barry Gilway said in a statement. "They also are a clear sign that Citizens and all Florida property
Police: Thief arrested after
leaving shoe behind
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - It
wasn't your typical Cinderella story. But hin the end the shoe fit and 29-year-old Tyrell Copper found himself in jail.
Police say Copper and
another man went into a
Palm Beach Gardens Home
Depot store on Tuesday
and tried to take two bags
of weed killer without
The Palm Beach Post reCopper ports someone attempted
to stop the pair but Copper ran to a getaway car. The problem? He ran right out of his shoe, which was left behind in the store.
Police spotted the car and pulled it over outside a Lowe's store. When police asked the occupants to get out, they noticed Copper was missing his right Nike shoe. The missing shoe matched left at the store.
Panther killed in southwest Florida
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Officials say a
Florida panther was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 1-year-old uncollared female was found Wednesday along Corkscrew Road in Lee County, near the Collier County line. The remains will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy. This is the 17th Florida panther death of 2014, the 12th hit by a vehicle. Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 160 remain in the wild.
Florida fugitive sentenced
Sin $18M Va. fraud case
ROANOKE, Va. - A Florida man who removed his electronic monitoring bracelet and fled after being convicted in an $18 million fraud case has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy says Osama Mustafa of Tampa remains a fugitive and wasn't present for his sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Roanoke. The 51-year-old Mustafa was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the government and other counts. He was released on bond and was awaiting sentencing when he fled.
Prosecutors say Mustafa and two other men illegally obtained fraudulent income tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service. The other two men previously pleaded guilty. One was sentenced to more than four years, the othr to nearly six years.
Taihpa woman facing 40-to-life in Queens killing
NEWYORK- The owner of a Tampa, Florida auto repair business faces up to 40 years to life in prison in the murder of her ex-business partner in Queens. Ynmaculada Gomez was convicted Tuesday of second-degree, murder, criminal possession of a weapon and tamper-
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that item, the statement said. They found two 2-liter soda bottles with 328 grams of liquid containing meth. Young presented data from the National Precursor Log Exchange showing Morrill bought six boxes of pseudoephedrine, a
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we've still got to somehow figure out how to fund our fire and rescue system." Asked why he thought the measure failed, Commissioner Jeremy Branch said that he had been contacted by a number of
owners will see clear benefits from improving financial stability in the private insurance market." The decision to lower rates, which must still be approved by state regulators, is coming during an election year. It follows a push by legislators and Gov. Rick Scott to trim the number of policyholders of Citizens, which is allowed under state law to recover money from most insurance policy holders if it cannot pay off its claims.
ing with evidence in the 2008 killing. She's jailed without bail. Sentencing is scheduled for July 14. Prosecutors say the 46-year-old Gomez solicited mechanic Luis Rosado to kill Mario Rei after her partnership with Rei ended over money issues. Prosecutors say Gomez and Rosado drove from Tampa to Queens and that Gomez watched as Rosado fired three shots at Rei, killing him. Rosado pleaded guilty May 27 to firstdegree manslaughter. He faces 24 years in prison when he's sentenced in July. Gomez's lawyer did not immediately return a message.
FHP: Drunk man crashes
truck while eating wing
LIVE OAK, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol says a man accused of driving drunk crashed his pickup truck into a tree while eating a chicken wing. Troopers say 39-year-old Jose Federico Dominguez-Diaz veered onto the shoulder of State Road 51 Monday afternoon while eating chicken wings. He overcorrected the vehicle, which rotated counter-clockwise. The truck turned again, crossed the road and hit a tree on the other side.
The Gainesville Sun reports Dominguez-Diaz was charged with DUI, DUI with property damage and driving with. out a license.
NC woman killed in crash on Fla. beach
PORT ORANGE, Fla. - A North Carolina woman is dead after a car crashed through a locked gate and hit her as she walked on the beach with her family.
The 45-year-old woman, from Hendersonville, North Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene in Port Orange on Tuesday night.
Volusia County Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Marris told the Daytona Beach News-Journal the woman's family members were able to get out of the way and were not hit by the car.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. They say 35-year-old Shawn Doolan of New Smyrna Beach was driving the car that hit the woman. He was being questioned by late Tuesday.
Witnesses told the newspaper the motorist was traveling about 60 mph when he hit the woman.
drowns in Gulf of Mexico
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, Fla-A man visiting from Massachusetts drowned in the water off Indian Rocks Beach near St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County Sheriffs officials say '45-year-old George Baletsa of Byfield, Massachusetts, was found unresponsive in the water around 7 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Deputies say Balesta had been playing on the beach with his children when he decided to go for a swim.
An investigation is continuing.
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chemical used to make meth, in the three months prior to his arrest and had been blocked three time from buying more. Morrill was found guilty of trafficking in methamphetamine over 200 grams. Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson scheduled sentencing for July 16. Morrill faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a maximum penalty of 30 years behind bars.
constituents who felt the assessment was the wrong way to fund fire services. But while the issue may be dead this year, Branch thinks it may not stay dead. "I would not be surprised if it came back before the board."
Stephens also said he thinks the issue will return at a later date.
Government Services Group Inc. was hired by the county last year to conduct a fire services study and later present possible assessment rates to the board. That same company is also doing similar work for the City of Marianna. The municipality is also considering implementing a fire assessment.
A continual cry by some GOP legislators has been that Citizens rates have been priced too low and that the insurer is unfairly competing with private insurance companies. But company officials insist that several factors have diminished the need for rate hikes next year. The state has not been hit with a hurricane since 2005 which has enabled Citizens to spend less of getting back-up financing to cover hurricane damages. Gilway stressed to
board members that Citizens has a surplus right now of nearly $8 billion and can cover nearly 20 billion in damages if a storm does hit. Some Citizens customers will still likely see an increase, including condominium customers and those coastal homeowner customers who have just wind only coverage.
Those with sinkhole coverage in Hernando County will also pay 10 percent more.
The Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A police officer caught on video kicking a restrained boy's legs out from under him will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. In dramatic footage that surfaced online last month, Officer Jermaine Jones of the Boynton Beach Police is seen approaching the boy, who is standing with his hands restrained, and delivering a sweeping kick that causes the boy to fall to the ground. The state attorney for Palm Beach County investigated the incident, saying in a memo on the case that the boy had been "disruptive and profane" and had chest-bumped another officer, but had not been injured in the incident.
"Officer Joneshad the responsibility, along with the other officers present, to maintain control of the scene,"
the memo said. "The action taken by Officer Jones controlled the juvenile and was not done merely with malicious intent." The prosecutors conceded the footage was "dramatic" and "disturbing" and said that the method Jones chose to place the boy on the ground "may have been poorly executed and may have, at least inpart, been executed in that manner because of the disrespect the juvenile was showing."
Students who apparently shot the video can be heard commenting in the background. "They can't do that!" one of the voices says. "I recorded that. I recorded that,"' says another.
The boy, who is 13, has not been identified. Police responded after eggs were allegedly thrown at the driver of the boy's bus. No students were ultimately charged with any wrongdoing in the case. A separate internal police investigation is still ongoing.
Boy, 12, charged with stealing school bus
The Associated Press
- Authorities in Panama City have arrested a 12-year-old for talking a school bus on a joy ride. The Panama City News HeraldreportedWednesday that Wal-Mart employees called sheriff's deputies after noticing the bus being driven erratically through their parking lot early Tuesday. Employees say the child appeared to be having problems park-
ing the bus.
According to deputies, the bus was taken from a local residence and the boyhad apparently driven it 14 miles. The keys had been left inside the bus. 'School district officials say camera footage from the bus showed that the boy appeared to handle the bus well.
He is in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice and has been charged with grand theft ind felony criminal mischief.
Researchers: Annual 'dead zone' to be average
The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. Researchers say the annual low-oxygen "dead zone" that forms every summer off the coast of Louisiana will be about average size this year. According to forecast modeling done through research at a number of universities, including LSU and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, and through support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the dead zone will end up covering between 4,633 square miles to 5,708 square miles this summer. NOAA, in a press release Tuesday, said the actual size of the low-oxygen area will be measured later this year with results released in July or early August. The Advocate reports
last year's dead zone measured 5,840 miles. The Mississippi River Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force has long set a goal to reduce the annual size of the "dead zone" to less than 1,930 square miles. The forecast estimate is based in part on measurements of how much nitrates from fertilizer and other sources flowed down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. The nitrates that flow down the river ener the Gulf where it feeds small organisms that use up oxygen as they die and fall to the sea floor. Without windy weather from storms or weather fronts to help mix oxygen-rich water at the top with the low-oxygen layers of water at the bottom, lowoxygen conditions can accumulate to a point where levels drop too low to support marine life.
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ready to leave the club, but saw Branch in the parking lot and decided to press charges.
An attempt to get Branch's version of events was unsuccessful. Police say Branch refused to explain what happened and would only say "I'm a county commissioner in Jackson County; don't put your hands on me." Witnesses corroborated the victim's story and Branch was arrested and taken into custody without further incident. He was released from jail the same day and was in attendance forTuesdayevening's meeting of the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners in Marianna.
The 31-year-old Grand Ridge resident recently announced that he would not run for reelection.
On Wednesday, Branch called the Floridan to make a statement about the events in Tallahassee.
"I'm certainly not the fir* North Florida fella to get into a bar room tussle, he said.
"Nevertheless, I'm sorry that this happened and I'm embarrassed that I put myself in the position to receive a misdemeanor charge."
Asked what the charge means to his remainder of time in officer, Branch said, "I don't believe it will affect my ability to serve Jackson County."
Branch said he was at the club to celebrate a friend's birthday, but chose not to comment on the specifics of the allegation. Though he did take issue with one aspect of the police report. "That's not exactly how it went," he said, referring to the officer's description of what Branch said as he was being arrested outside the club.
"Theyasked meformy ID and I could only locate my county ID," Branch said. The county commissioner again acknowledged his embarrassment over the incident. He has a Leon County court date in Au-' gust, but will be back in his Jackson County commissioner's seat for Thursday's special meeting of 'the board.
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Corvette museum likely to keep part of sinkhole
The Associated Press
A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars at the National Corvette Museum has become such a popular attraction that officials want to preserve it - and may even put one or two of the crumpled cars back inside the hole.
The board of the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, said Wednesday it is in favor of preserving a large section of the sinkhole that opened up beneath the museum in Febmruary. It happened when the museum was closed, and no one was injured. What started as a tragedy has turned into an opportunity to lure more people off a nearby interstate to visit the museum, which struggled in prior years to keep its doors open, museum officials said. "This gives us one more asset ... to be able to attract those folks that maybe just having Corvettes on display would not get them to come here," museum Executive Director Wendell Strode said in a telephone interview. "We think it will continue for some time to be of great interest." The damaged cars toppled like toys amid rocks, concrete and dirt when the sinkhole opened up in
the museum's Skydome. The cars carry a total value believed to exceed $1 million. The extent of damage varies widely from car to car.
The cars were eventually pulled out of the giant hole to great fanfare. Visitors can take a close look at the sinkhole and the damaged vehicles.
Attendance was . up nearly 60 percent from March to the start of this week, compared to the year-ago period, museum officials said. Sign-ups for museum memberships are up sharply, as are merchandise and cafe sales at the museum. The museum sells sinkhole-related shirts, post cards and prints.
Museum board members considered three options for the sinkhole: fill it in, preserve the entire sinkhole or keep a portion of it.
They opted to maintain about half the 40-footwide, 60-foot-deep sinkhole, Strode said. There's a "strong probability" that one or two of the damaged cars will be put back in the hole, he said.
The project's estimated cost is $3 million to $5 million, Strode said. How much insurance will cover is still being determined, he said.
In this photo taken June 1, National Corvette Museum executive director Wendell Strode stands near a damaged 2001Corvetty in Bowling Green, Ky. The mUseum is showing eight Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole that opened up inside the museum in February.
Plans are to leave the entire sinkhole and the eight Corvettes on display through the end of August, and construction on the. "revised" sinkhole would then begin in September,. the museum said. The museum is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an event in late August. Jason Swanson, aUniversity of Kenticky'assistant professor ..in hospitality management and tourism, said keeping ,some of the.
hole is a smart decision, to oversee restoration General Motors.
"It's definitely a good efforts. Sinkholes are common thing to maintain some of The cars that took the in the Bowling Green area, that attraction that hap- plunge were a 2001 Mallett located amid alarge region pened, to continue to cap- Hammer Z06 Corvette, a of karst bedrock where italize on that," he said by 1962 black Corvette, a 1993 many of Kentucky's largphone. "Putting the cars ZR-1 Spyder, a 1984 PPG est and deepest caves run down there is a great idea. Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 underground. It lets people see some Millionth Corvette, a 2009 The museum is close of the actual damage white 1.5 Millionth Cor- to where Corvettes are that can be done by vette, a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil made at a plant in Bowlnature." and a 1993 Ruby Red 40t g Green. The museumis
No final decision has Anniversary Corvette. stated an hour north of been made on how many The museum owned ,(x fashville, Tennessee, and of the cars will be repaired.. of the cars, and the other less than two hours south
_Chevrolet stepped forward two were on loan from of Louisville,Kiehtucky.
Maine governor, legal chief dispute inigant. aid
The Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills are at odds over the governor's directive to withhold aid to immigrants who can't prove they're living in the U.S. legally, and their dispute is causing confusion among Maine's cities and towns that dole out the aid. LePage says federal law prohibits the state from providing aid to those living in the country illegally, and he has threatened to withhold funds for a
municipal welfare program if cities defy that prohibition. But Mills says the governor is overstepping his authority, and she has advised municipalities to ignore his wishes. Their dispute has generated confusion for cities and towns regarding Maine's general assistance program, which is paid partly by the state. About 1,000 people will be affected and many of them will need assistance while seeking asylum through a lengthy process from places like central Africa, said Susan Roche, executive director
of the Immigrant Legal Advo'cacy Project in Maine.
"These are some of the most vulnerable members of our community," she said. "They are fleeing because of the really dangerous situations ... and they need their basic needs to. be met."
LePage officials argue that cities and towns are free to use theirown funds to help residents. "Local taxpayers ui4stieak for themselves," the governor said in his weekly radio address. "I urge all Mainers to tell your city councilors and selectmen
to stop handing out your money to illegals."
Municipal.officihls worry that if they continue to provide aid to this segment of the population, they risk losingmillions, of dollars from the state each year. But if they follow the governor's directive, they fear those who are denied aid will take legal ac-. tion against them. Mills said LePage has no authorityto circumvent the Legislature, which must sign off on substantive changes. She said his new directive also creates other legal prob-
lems:'Among them, it would transform municipal clerks into "mini immigration 'Officials," she said.
Portand Mgay.o'Mihaettennan sald "t ,cii is, considering all options, including legal action, in light of the fact thit the city stands to lose about $7 million - or about how much it received from the state for the program last year. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine says it's also considering a legal challenge or joining with a municipality that chooses,to sue the state.
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Comeback win gives Sneads another shot at state
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Sneads Darlings All-Stars will get another shot at a state title thanks to a dramatic 10-9 district championship victory over Marianna on Monday night at Optimist Park. Sneads advanced to last year's Darlings state tourney in Brooksville, winning two games before eventually getting eliminated by Hemnando.
The team lost both games by a combined three runs and returns six players from lastyear's team, giving theAll-Stars a great chance on paper to break through in Okeechobee this year. "We've got half the team back from last year, so it won't be a
shock for them when they get down there," Sneads coach Steve Sprouse said Tuesday. "They got some experience going down there and they won two games down there, so I hope we can make a good showing." Sneads breezed through most of the district tournament, winning by scores of 17-8 over Franklin County, 27-8 over Wewahitchka, and 14-2 over Marianna before running into trouble in Monday's rematch. Marianna jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and led 82 through two innings. Sneads rallied with five runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth to tie the game at 9-9, with Marianna reclaiming the lead with a run in the
top of the sixth.
But a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth gave Sneads the extra-inning. victory and a second straight district championship. "We started out pretty slow early on and had a lot of errors that were kind of uncharacteristic and dug ourselves a hole," Sprouse said. "We were down quite a few runs, but we just slowly chipped our way back into the game. We were able to settle our defense down and we got our bats going." Rea Green and Shiley Coulliette had four hits each to lead Sneads, with Ella Sprouse and Reanna Harrell adding three hits as well.
The state tournament will start July 11.
KRISTIECLOUD/FLORIDAN Emilie Ganstine (3) hits for the Sneads Darlings in the All-Star game. Monday night at the MERE.
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TheMalone Tigers made theirsec- Malone played only teams that ond day in Panama City their best were ina higher classification, a fact yet by going 2-1 with wins over Cot- that Welch said originally felt pretty tondale and East Hall (Ga.) Tuesday daunting before ultimately proving in the Gulf Coast State 2014 Team rewarding. .. I. Camp. "(Gulf Coast State coach Jay PowMalone went 1-2 on Mondaywith ell) had told us he scheduled us up losses to Gainesville (Ga.) and Foley and put us with the bigger teams. (Ala.) and awin over Mosley, but the At first I didn't like it, but by the end Tigers opened Tuesday's action with I think it made us better," he said. an impressive 51-36 victory over the "We had to get out of our comfort talented Georgia squad East Hall. zone. Every game was a challenge A 33-16 win over Cottondale fol- just from a physical standpoint of loed, wVth Malone playing he layingpeqplwith bigger athletes Ruthifrd Rams tough in e fial and more of them. To me, I think we game of tieday, trailii1 t ot oimade a step forward. points with three minutes to play "The kids competed, especially before eventually falling 55-48. against the schedule we played. "I was proud of the kids. I thought To not lose any game by more they played their tails off," Malone than seven was pretty good becoach Steven Welch said. "The East cause we played some pretty good Hall game really surprised me. teams. They've learned to fight They've got a really good team, but together and dig deep through a
Malone is nearing the end of its summer season with a pair of games against Bay High and North Bay Haven coming Saturday in Graceville in the Tigers' summer finale. To this point, Welch said that he has been very pleased with the progress his players have made this summer, though he and they are aware that there is still much work to be done between now and the start of the real season. "I still feel like there are a lot of ways we can get better," the coach said. "Defensively we've still got a long way to go. We reach and gamble too much.
"I feel like when we get some of that stuff cleaned up we've got a lot of room for improvement. But these guys have done as good as any group I've had in terms of working hard and developing during the summer. I think they got a little confidence this week."
Loew: MLS schedule helps US with fitness
The Associated Press
RECIFE, Brazil - Germany coach Joachim Loew isn't sure his team's extra day of rest this week makes up for the months-long scheduling advantage his friend, Jurgen IKlinsmann, has had with the U.S. team.
SOn the eve of Germany's last Group G match against the United States on Thursday, Loew expressed admiration for the relentless physical play the American squad has brought to its first two World Cup matches in hot, humid Brazil.
Loew also suggested the Major League Soccer schedule, which is shorter than those of European leagues and starts af-
ter the winter, helped Klinsmann get his team in exceptional physical condition forWorld Cup play in June. "We have to be very well prepared, in physical terms," to play the Americans, Loewsaid.
Both teams are coming off 2-2 draws. Germany was held by Ghana on Saturday, while the U.S. saw a victory slip away in the last-minute of injury time against Portugal the following night. The U.S. has "this aggressiveness that we've seen in this tournament in their two games. They're very well prepared. They're very fit," Loew said. "They might have had an advantage in that their league doesn't last 11 months. Jurgen had his team in January and they
were working together since then. This is an advantage. That's why they're at an excellent physical leveL" Loew's assessment doesn't necessarily apply across the U.S. squad. Of the 23 Americans Klinsmann brought to Brazil, 11 play in MIS. Most of the rest earn their living in Europe, in the same leagues as most German players. In addition, while Clint Dempseyplays for Seattle, he spent part of last winter on loan to Fulham in England. Still, Loew sees the U.S. team's fitness as one of its overall strengths. "Their matches really showed great involvement and pressure all the time in the game against Ghana and also against Portugal," Loew said.
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BY DUSTIN KENT
The Graceville Tigers went 1-2 in their final day at the Gulf Coast State 2014 Team Camp in Panama City on Tuesday, beating Freeport and falling to a pair of tough Georgia squads in Johnson and Gainesville. The Tigers were coming off of winning two of three games Monday with victories over North Hall (Ga.) and Brewbaker Tech (Ala.), but the scheduled toughened Tuesday and the results reversed.
However, Graceville coach Matt Anderson' sid he was still pretty happy with the way his team played.
"I thought we were actually pretty good. I felt like we actually played better inthe two losses," he said. "Johnson and Gainesville can beat anybody we play except for maybe Chipley and Marianna.
"We probably played better (Tuesday) than we did Monday. The level of competition was the difference. But I felt like we got better each' game."
Against Johnson, Graceville took an early lead and stayed in front through halftime, but Johnson used a 14-2 run midway through the second half to take control and hold on to win by 10 points.
Next up was Freeport and again the Tigers had a close edge at the break, butthis time it was GHS that came up with the big secondhalf run to take control and win by 10. In the finale, Gainesville pulled away with about eight minutes left in the second half to extend the margin to 14 points, with GracevMie rallying a bit too late to trim the final deficit to seven.
While the 3-3 record isn't overwhelming, Anderson said he believes his team got a lot out of the two-day stay in Panama City. "I feel good'about it. We played some highlevel competition and played some different styles and got to see some different ways to get better," the coach said. "I think we got a lot better as individuals and as a team, which is why you go to these things." The Tigers will wrap up their summer by hosting a full slate of games Saturday at Graceville High School. L
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Ranger 1988 454V,
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Seaplus 19ft. 1988 center counsel with Binini top, 120 hp Evenroude outboard galvaniced trailer, very good cond. $4000. 334-687-4509.
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2001 Bounder 37ft. 5%1K mi. 300hp, Turbo Diesel, 6 p. Allison 300 mh auto trans. 7.5 generator, 2-slides, W/D lots of extras. 334792-0552 Serious Inq. ONLY !! Layton 2008 32.Sft.L-Travel Trailer with 2 slides & awning. King sz. bed in rear, excellent cond. with no known problems. elec. FP, 2-TV's, wood cabinets, DON'T MISS THIS ONE !!!!! REDUCED $16,900. 334-678-7551 / 334-618-9731
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Buick 1994 Roadmaster, limited, clean, 157K miles, blue- jade stone, runs good, new tires & batery. $2900. 334-347-8003.
Chewol6t 2011 Cruze LT: blue with gray interior, 35k miles, fully loaded, tinted window, great gas mileage, one onwer, great condition $13,500 OBO. Call or Txt 334-405-6229
Chrysler 2005 Crossfire, Red Convertible, 23k miles, garage kept, auto, fully loaded, $16,500 334687-6779
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VW EOS convertble 2010 , 67K miles, fully loaded, light blue in color $16,000.334-596-2692.
2004 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic FLHTCUI black 12,800 miles $5,900. Serious buyers! Brunson999@gmail.com 334-345-5667
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Ford 2006 Van, Handicap less than 23k miles, dual
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$29,000. Call 850-592-8845
Ford Ecoline 350 engine, wheel
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CD, tilt steering, removable rear seats offer extra cargo storage. $6,700. Local vehicle. Must see. Call 334-702-0850
Corvette 2003 Convertible silver / black / gray, exc. cond. full power, call for extras $19,500. 334-379-8632.
Ford 2002 Crown Victoria 59,950 miles, excellent condition, 1 owner, leather interior, good gas mileage, very clean, fully loaded. $5200. 334.718.0397/334.693.2623.
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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN * www.jcfloridan.com
NASCAR THIS WEEK
n Last week Carl Edwards won at Sonoma, snapping Hendrick Motorsports' winning streak at five races.
Driver Points Wins
1. Jimmie Johnson -20 3 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -25 2 3. Carl Edwards -71 2 4. Joey Logano -97 2 5. Kevin Harvick -108 2 6. Jeff Gordon ' 580 1 7. Brad Keselowski -68 1 8. Kyle Busch -115 1 9. Denny Hamlin -127 1 10. Kurt Busch -233 1 11. Matt Kenseth -65 12. Ryan Newman '-107 13. Kyle Larson -110 14. Paul Menard -121 15. Clint Bowyer -128 16. Greg Biffle -136
* Chase for the Sprint Cup cutoff*
17. Kasey Kahne -151 18. Tony Stewart -153 19. Austin Dillon -153 20. Jamie McMurray -155
* These driver standings reflect the new Chase qualifying points forrhat, which ranks wins first followed by total points. This shows the 16 drivers who would make the Chase if the postseason started today and the drivers on the bubble.
John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 a Site: Sparta, Kentucky ) Schedule:Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.); Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 9 to 10:30 a.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 3:30 to 5 p.m.), race, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN, 7 to 10 p.m.) n Track: Kentucky Speedway a Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps SLast year: Brad Keselowski won the rain-shortened race. a Last week: Brendan Gaughan won at Road America in Wisconsin for his first series victory. )) Next race: Subway Gaughan Firecracker 250, July 4, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida
After14 of 33 races
Regan Smith Elliott Sadler Chase Elliott Ty Dillon Brian Scott Trevor Bayne Brendan Gaughan Chris Buescher James Buescher LandonCassill
a Site: Sparta, Kentucky a Schedule: Today, practice, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4:30 to 6 p.m.); race, 8 p (Fox Sports 1,7:30 to 10:30 p.m.) STrack: Kentucky Speedway SRace distance: 225miles, 150 laps Last year. Ty Dillon won, overtaking Kyle Busch with 26 laps to go. ) Fast facts: Busch has won all four o his series starts this year. ) Next race: American Ethanol 200, J 11, Iowa Speedway, Newton, lowa
After 7of22 races
1. Johnny Sauter
3. Ron HornadayJr.
4. Timothy Peters
5. Ryan Blaney
6. GermanQuiroga Jr.
7. John Wes Townley
8. Ben Kennedy
9. Darrell Wallace Jr. 10. Jeb Burton
ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOT(
Matt Kenseth hopes when he climbs out of his No.20 Toyota this Sunday at Kentucky, it's after capturing his first win of 2014, one season aftel winning a series-high seven races. "As fhr as the urgency to get a win," Kenseth said, "yeah, you want to get one:'."
Kenseth puts Sonoma wreck behind him, hopes Kentucky will give him elusive victory
BY DAN GELSTON The Associated Press
Satt Kenseth wanted to put a
road-course wreck behind him mand focus on chasing his first win.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.? He hoped there were
no hard feelings over the accident before
the Sprint Cup series shifted this weekend
to Kentucky Speedway.
g Earnhardt blamed himself for an inci3.m. dent that wrecked Kenseth at Sonoma and
was apologetic on the radio. The longtime
friends and on-track rivals appeared to
smoothany lingering ill feelings about the
incident with a chat lTuesday.
f Earnhardt, who finished third on the
road course, jumped a curb and sent
uly Kenseth's car into a tire barrier. Kenseth's
race was spoiled and he earned his first
DNF of the season.
"I'm sure it was just a mistake," Kenseth
S said. "I mean, part of the thing is the way
the racing is today, it's much more entertaining to watch, especially road courses.
You're running side by side with those
two-wide restarts, and you run two wide at a track that's really made to run single
file, it's very small and a lot of marbles,
and there's really only one good lane
Kenseth said earlier this week he was
surprised he had not heard from Earn-
QUAKER STATE 400 KENMCKY SPEEDWAY * 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY * TNT
SSite:,Sparta, Kentucky a Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 1Ito 2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m.); Saturdayrace, 7:30 p.m. (TNT, 6:30 to 11p.m.) )) Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps a Last year: Matt Kenseth won therain-delayed
race for the fourth of seven 2013
a Fast facts: JimmieJohnson
leads the Sprint Cup series
with three victories, all
S coming in the past
Type: Oval Size: 1.5 miles Banking: 140 in turns
five races. Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano each have two wins, and Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch also have won. Gordon leads the points standings. ) Next race: Coke Zero 400, July 5, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida
DRIVER TO WATCH AT KENTUCKY
a Matt Kenseth: Only10 races remain until the Chase, which means the former champion's window to win a race is closing.
Kentucky was home to one of Kenseth's Cup-best seven wins a year' ago and one of his best chances to capture that elusive win in 2014.
hardt following the race. Earnhardt used Twitter to note he finally did chat with Kenseth.
Coming off a seven-win season, Kenseth is winless and is fourth in the points standings (11th in the driver standings that will determine the Chase qualifiers), knowing he needs at least one victory to bolster his bid for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field. Kenseth is the defending race winner at Kentucky Speedway.
"As far as the urgency to get a win, yeah, you want to get one," Kenseth said. "In
this new format you really need at least a win and be up in the top 30 to really feel confident about being in the Chase."
Field of 42
The No. 77 car owned by Randy Humphrey will sit out this weekend's NASCAR race at Kentucky, leaving the entry list at 42, one car shy of a full field. This would Mark the first time since the November 2001 race at New Hampshire that NASCAR ran a Sprint Cup race without the full 43-car field. Dave Blaney made four starts in the No. 77 this season.
SP' CP -*M = S T
REMAINING SCHEDULE Saturday - Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 5 - Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 13 - Camping World RV Sales 301, Loudon, N.H. July 27 - The Brickyard 400, Indianapolis. Aug. 3 - GoBowling.com 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 10 - Cheez-lt 355 at the Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug.17 - Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug.23 - Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Aug.31 - Atlanta 500, Hampton, Ga. Sept. 6 - Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va.
Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sept. 14 - Chicagoland 400, Joliet, III. Sept.21 - Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sept.28 - AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct.5 - Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct.11 - Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 19 - GEICO 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct.26 - Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500, Ridgeway, Va.
Novi 2 - AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov.9 - Quicken Loans 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 16 - Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla.
Through June 22
1. Kyle Larson ...................194
2. Austin Dillon .................163
3. Justin AIIgaier..............130
4. Cole Whitt......................121
5. Michael Annett..............119
6. Alex Bowman.................106
7. Ryan Truex.....................76
8. Parker Kligerman............41
POLE WINNERS Through June 1
1. Kevin Harvick................3
2. Denny Hamlin.................2
Austin Dillon....................... 1
LAPS LED LEADERS
Through June 22
1. Jimmie Johnson.............1,008
2. Kevin Harvick....... ....882
3. Brad Keselowski..................507
4. Joey Logano.......................479
5. Matt Kenseth.................323
6. Jeff Gordon..--.............. 307
7. Kyle Busch ....................264
8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......... 202
9. Carl Edwards................... 130
10. Tony Stewart............... 99
11. Kurt Busch............... 89
11. Greg Biffle...............89
13. Kasey Kahne ..........64
14. Denny Hamlin ............... 60
15. Jamie McMurray.............57
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr-.$3,741,054 2. Brad Keselowski .$3,722,662 3. Jimmie Johnson... $3,668,200 4. Jeff Gordon ...........$3,535,545
5. Jamie McMurray-... $3,479,366
Friday - John R. ElliottHERO Campaign 300, Sparta, Ky.
July 4 - Subway Firecracker 250, Daytona Beach,
July12 - New England 200, Loudon, N.H. July 19 - Chicago 300, Joliet, III. July 26 - Indiana 250, Indianapolis Aug.2 - Iowa Speedway 250, Newton, Iowa Aug.9 - Zippo 200, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug.16 - Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, Lexington, Ohio.
Aug.22 - Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn. Aug.30 - Great Clips 300, Hampton, Ga. Sept. S - Richmond 250, Richmond, Va. Sept.13 - Chicagoland 300, Joliet, III. Sept.20 - VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, Sparta, Ky. Sept.27 - Delaware 200, Dover, Del. Oct.4 - Kansas 300, Kansas City, Kan. Oct.10 - Charlotte 300, Concord, N.C. Nov.1 - O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas
Nov. 8 - Phoenix 200, Avondale, Ariz. Nov.15 - Ford EcoBoost 300, Homestead, Fla.
REMAINING SCHEDULE Today - UNOH 225, Sparta, Ky. July11 - American Ethanol 200, Newton, Iowa
July23 - 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic, New Weston, Ohio Aug.2 - Pocono Mountains 150, Long Pond, Pa. Aug.16 - Michigan National Guard 200, Brooklyn, Mich.
Aug.20 - UNOH 200, Bristol, Tenn. Aug.31 - Chevrolet Silverado 250, Bowmanville, Ontario
Sept.12 - Chicagoland 225, Joliet, III. Sept.2 - UNOH 175, Loudon, N.H. Sept. 27 - Smith's 350, Las Vegas Oct.18 - Fred's 250, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 25 - Kroger 200, Ridgeway, Va. Oct.31 - WinStar World Casino & Resort 350, Fort Worth, Texas
Nov. 7 - Phoenix 150, Avondale, Ariz. Nov.14 - Ford EcoBoost 200, Homestead, Fla.
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-16B - THURSDAY. JUNE 26, 2014