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Local man dies in ATV crash
From local reports
AMarianna man died in a Sunday night crash on State Road 69 near Grand Ridge. Thomas G. Jones, 61, was driving an all-terrain vehicle
eastbound from Bradley Road when he entered the path of a car traveling northbound on State Road 69 around 8:40 p.m. Sunday. Jones was thrown from the vehicle when the front of the
Toyota Corolla collided with the right side of the TRX 420 ATV he was driving.
Both vehicles came to rest along the northbound shoulder of SR 69. Jones was pronounced
dead at the scene. The driver, of the Toyota, Lillianne C. Hester, 66, of Sneads, sustained minor injuries. No charges are pending in the case.
Walking for a cause
up with local
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Marianna resident Ashley Harlow was enjoying lunch with her daughter and a friend in Panama City last weekend when the intense conversation between a couple of fellow diners caught hyr ear. She noticed, too, that they had a walking cart with them. Her curiosity led her to ask what they were up to. A long conversation ensued. She learned that 27-yearold Chance Stephens and his buddy, 19-year-old Jacob Leonard, were on a long trek to bring more awareness and funding to the issue of human trafficking.
She was impressed that the two were taking several months out of their lives to do this.
"I couldn't imagine the strength it takes to do what these guys are doing," she said. "They're walking day and night, and so far from home. It's so selfless. In today's world, you don't' see that many people willing to make a commitment like that. I think what they're doing is important because, it's sad to say, but I think almost everyone knows at least one person who has been sexually victimized in some way. Trafficking is one aspect of it, and it's a lot more prevalent, even here in our region of the world, than most of us want to believe."
The walkers were in a bit of a fix that day: They had arrived in Panama City on a very busy weekend and they couldn't find a room. They could have slept under the stars; they've done it before and camping gear makes up a big part of what they carry in their wheeled walking cart. But thinking about the idea of her husband's own 19-year-
PHOTO BY ASHLEY HARLOW
Jacob Leonard (left) and Chance Stephens unpack some gear from their walking part Wednesday as the two prepare to settle in for the night at the Marianna home of Ashley and Harlan Harlow.
old son being out on the road with nowhere to stay, she offered the young men a night's lodging at the home she and husband Harlan Marlow share in Marianna. With their kids out of town for the night, there was plenty of room even though the house is undergoing renovation right now. She picked them up on State Road 20 late Wednesday afternoon, and. took them back to the same spot Thursday morning after breakfast. She fed them pizza and salad the night before, and sent them on their way with good wishes, snacks and one more important bit of help. They were headed to Blountstown on their way to Tallahassee along the SR 20 route, and it just so happened that her church, Rivertown Community in Marianna, has a church in Blountstown as well. She let them go with
See WALKERS, Page 9A
From left, Jacob Leonard, Ashley and Harlan Harlow, and Chance Stephens pose for a photo outside the Harlow home in Marianna Wednesday, shortly after the couple picked the men up along the State Road 20 route that lies between Panama City and Blountstown. The Harlows offered the duo a night's lodging and dinner at their home to support their mission of bringing awareness to the problem of human trafficking.
Purse search yields meth, cocaine
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALT
firstname.lastname@example.org A Marianna womar charged with multiple related offenses after d reported finding cocaine amphetamine, a pipe an paraphernalia in her pur Shon Marie Massey,
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ENTERTAINMENT .6A LOCAL...3A
According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the Habitat for Humanity property at 4736 U.S. 90 in, reference to a suspicious vehicle around 7 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived there, the car in question abruptly pulled onto Panhandle Road and crossed
U.S. 90 "in a careless manner" and drove into the Beall's Outlet parking lot across'the way. A traffic stop was conducted at that point, and a K-9 team was called in so that :the dog could conduct a "free air sniff" around
See METH, Page 9A
5 arrests in
firearms seized from
home on Harley Drive
BY ANGIE COOK
Five men were arrested on drug charges after police raided a Marianna home on Thursday. The raid was the culmination of an extensive investigation into the sale and distribution of illicit drugs in the city, according to Marianna police. On Thursday, July 3, a search warrant was obtained and served at 2928 Harley Drive in Marianna. Police say searching
See RAID, Page 9A
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
A former employee of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has been arrested on four counts of grand theft, accused of using the organization's credit card or dipping into Rasmussen its bank account
electronically to make her personal car payment more than once and to pay a hair salon more than $300 for goods or services unspecified in the complaint filed against her. Tamarah Faith Rasmussen, 35, served as administrative
See THEFT, Page 4A
Allegedly sneaked underage girlfriend from fireworks display to bowling alley
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
A Sneads man was arrested last Saturday after he allegedly whisked his underage girlfriend
* away from a fireworks display and took her to a bowiing alley without permission from her .parent or
Joseph Allen Mejia Mejia, 18, faces a
See CUSTODY, Page 9A
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TUESDAY, JULY 8
a Marianna City Farmer's Market Open -7 a.m. to noon at Madison St. Park. Now featuring Panhandle arts and crafts every Saturday. n St. Anne Thrift Store - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 Fifth St., Marianna., 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. For more info call 272-6611. a Free Train Ride- 11a.m. to 3 p.m. EST Veterans Memorial Railroad, Bristol. Over a mile ride around the park. Donations appreciated. For more information, call 643-6646 or 643-5491 or visit VeteransMemorialRailroad.org.(Feb-Nov) a Republican Club of West Florida Meeting
- Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Guest speaker: Brad Drake, candidate for stateRepresentative District 5 and Scott Hagen. Everyone invited and bring a friend..Call 352-4984, a Optimist Club of Jackson County Board Meeting - Noon at 4476 Broad St:, Marianna. )) Sewing Circle - 1p.m. at Jackson Count SeniorCitizens, 2931Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call 482-5028.
)) Preschool Summer Reading Program- 2 p.m. Grand Ridge Senior Citizen Center. Come an explore, science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and . )) School Age Summer Reading Program - 4
p.m. Grand Ridge Senior Citizen Center. Come an explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and more.
a McLane Community Center Fundraiser - 4-8 p.m. Beef'O' Brady's. 10% of all sales during those hours to support the funding of after-school and educational prograrfis to benefit the children attending the center.
)) Movie Night - 5:30 p.m. Jackson County Public Library, Marianna.
n Autism Support Group Meeting - 6 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, Marianna (Clinton Street entrance). Family members, caregivers and service providers welcome. Call 526-2430. n American Legion Post 100 Dinner and Meeting
- 6 p.m. at American Legion Hall, U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Guest speaker: Christine Heidebrecht, manager of the habitat for Humanity ReStore. Call 482-3744.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Meeting - 8-9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Closed discussion with 12 & 12 study. Everyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9
a Preschool Summer Reading Program - 9 a.m.
Graceville Civic Center. Come an explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and more. ) VA Mobile Unit - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walmart Supercenter, 1621 Main St., Chipley. Department of Veterans Affairs will offer readjustment counseling services to interested veterans and active duty. n School Age Summer Reading Program -11 a.m. Graceville Civic Center. Come an explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and more. )) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - Noon to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna., )) Preschool Summer Reading Program - 2 p.m. The Gallery in Campbellton. Come an explore science while having summer reading fun withweather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and more. a School Age Summer Reading Program - 4 p.m. The Gallery in Campbellton. Come an explore science while having summer reading fun with weather, flight, experiments, colors, sound, nature and more.
a Marianna City Farmer's Market Open -7 a.m. to noon at Madison St. Park. Now featuring Panhandle arts and crafts every Saturday. a St. Anne Thrift Store - 9 a.m. to I p.m. St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 Fifth St., Marianna. Call 482-3734.
,)) VA Mobile Unit -10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Winn Dixie, 4478 Market St., Marianna. Department of Veterans Affairs will offer readjustment counseling services to interested veterans and active duty. a 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. )) Jackson County Branch of the NAACP monthly meeting - 6 p.m. St. James AME Church. a Town of Grand Ridge Monthly Council Meeting
- 6 p.m. Grand Ridge Town Hall. Public invited. For more info call 592-4621.
)) Summer Concert in the Park - 7:30 p.m. at Citizen's Lodge. Featured group: Chester's Curve, a Southern rock band. Bhng your lawn chair and cooler.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous - Closed discussion, 8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance limited to people with a desire to stop drinking; papers will not be signed.
FRIDAY, JULY 11
a 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. )) Better Breathers Meeting - 3 p.m. Jackson Hospital, 4250 Hospital Dr., Marianna. in main class
room next to cafeteria. Helping meet the challenges of chronic lung disease. Program: Carol Ricks, Emerald Coast Hospice "Beat the Heat'. Bring a friend or caregiver.No cost, light refreshments served. Call 718-2849.
) 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 818 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. )) 100th Bower's Family Reunion - 7-11 p.m.Agri: culture Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna. For more info call 407-579-2356.
)) Celebrate Recovery - 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road inMarianna. Adult and teen 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, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
SATURDAY, JULY 12
n Marianna City Farmer's Market Open -7 a.m. to noon at Madison St. Park. Now featuring Panhandle arts and crafts every Saturday. a Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting -8 a.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. )) 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 11a.m.
)) 100th Bower's Family Reunion -10 a.m. marker of ancestors on Basswood Highway, 11a.m. picnic at Liberty Hill Church and 7 p.m. banquet at Agriculture Center, 2741 Penn Ave!, Marianna. For more info call 407-579-2356.
SUNDAY, JULY 13
S100th Bower's Family Reunion - 10:30 a.m. Second West Baptist Building, Penn Ave., Marianna. For more info call 407-579-2356. a Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.
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.
The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447; ' email email@example.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
The Marianna Police Department listed the following incidents for June 30, the latest available report: One suspicious vehicle, one suspicious person, two escorts, one verbal disturbance, one burglar alarm, three traffic stops, one found/abandoned property report, one animal complaint, two property checks, one gas skip, one assist of another agency, three public service calls and 25 home security checks.
JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and county fire/rescue reported the following incidents for July 6, the latest avail-
able report: One accident, one hospice death, five abandoned
V driver reports, Sone suspicious
vehicle, two suspicious persons, one burglary, five verbal disturbances, three fire callsone with police response, one drug offense, 15 medical calls, one traffic crash, two burglar alarms, one panic alarm, 76 traffic stops, two civil disputes, one trespass complaint, two juvenile complaints, one suicide threat or attempt, 10 property checks, seven assists of motorists or pedestrians, one retail theft, three assists of other agencies, one public service call, one K-9 deployment, one welfare check and one threat/
The following persons were booked into the county jail dur-' ing the latest reporting periods: )) Tamarah Rasmussen, 35,
4916 Davis Drive, Marianna, grand theft-four counts. )) John Coleman, 75, 2932
Garrett Lane, Marianna, diving while license suspended more than six months. )) Alexander Mendez, 25, 768 County Road 83, Newville, Ala., failure to appear (no valid driver's license). )) Brandy McCollum, 25, 4216 Fieldstone Court, Marianna, retail theft, possession of drug paraphernalia. )) Joseph Mejia, 18, 7966
Sherry St., Sneads, interference
with child custody. )) James Bell, 64,3560 Bump Nose Road, Marianna, driving under the influence. )) Wendee Walden, 40, 12489 NW Old Post Road, Bristol, retail theft.
a Linda Powell, 28,1199 8th St., Graceville, worthless checks-three counts. )) Adrian Gibson, 24, 4296 Cedar St., Marianna, trespassing after warning. )) Shon Massey, 40,2750 Panhandle Road, Marianna, possession of cocaine, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jail Population: 222
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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TO OPTIMISTS CLUB
ackson County Road Superintendent Al Green (left) was welcomed recently as the guest speaker at a meeting of the Marianna
Optimist Club. Green updated the group about 122 roads that
were heavily damaged during recent flooding. Of that number, fewer than a dozen remain completely closed. Now, Green is working with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Association to assess the damage, which he says could be as much as $35 million. Green says the money from FEMA will be used for multitude of projects including debris removal, emergency protective measures, water control facilities, road and bridge repair along with boat ramp repairs. Green is pictured with club president George Gay.
Regional job fair July 17
CareerSource Chipola is inviting job seekers to meet with multiple employers at its regional job fair on July 17 in Marianna. The job fair is being held at the National Guard Armory located on U.S. 90 West in Marianna. Military veterans are welcome to attend starting at 2 p.m. with the doors open to the general public at 2:30 p.m. Military veterans will be given priority entrance for the entire event. Multiple companies representing a wide variety of
available jobs and needed skills will be in attendance, and most will be taking applications on site. The variety of positions available will range from entrylevel to more skilled positions requiring advanced education or industry certifications. Those attending should bring multiple copies of their resume to share withthe employers present. If you need help preparing your resume, visit one of the career centers in Blountstown, Chipley or Marianna.
Registrationwith Employ Florida will be required to enter. Registration will be available on-site; however, individuals -are encouraged to register in advance to avoid being delayed the day of the event. Register by going to www.employflorida.com.
Proper dress will also be required enter the job fair. Individuals not properly dressed will not be allowed to enter the event. For more information, call 633-4419 or visit www. careersourcechipola.com.
Swimming lessons, camp scheduled at Chipola College
Chipola College will offer swimming lessons and a competitive swim camp in July.
Lessons for ages 4 and older are scheduled: Session 2: July 14-24, with a registration deadline of July 10; Session 3: Aug. 4 14, with a registration deadline of July 31. Classes are available at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a
combination of nationally recognized methods. Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. A competitive swim camp for ages 6 and older will be offered July 21, 22 and 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. All participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted. Cost is $45.
Call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.
]LOCL & STATE
iss Marianna Caitlyn Carpenter enjoyed the fireworks sponsored
by the city of Marianna.
from Florida bench
The Associated Press
ORLANDO - A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial three years ago said Monday he is retiring after nearly 25 years on the bench.
Chief Judge Belvin Perry of Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit turned in a letter stating he intended to resign at the end of August. The circuit covers Orange and Osceola counties in metro Orlando. The 64-year-old Perry presided over Anthony's 2011 murder trial. Anthony was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, following a trial that drew worldwide attention. She was convicted of making false statements to police and got credit for time served.
In an interview last year on NBC's "Today" show, Perry said he thought there was sufficient evidence for a conviction
on a first-degree murder charge, even though much of the evidence was circumstantial. Perry was criticized by Anthony's. attorneys for his statements. Perry started his legal career as a prosecutor in Orlando in 1977. He ran for judge in 1989 and won, becoming the first African-American to be elected to the Ninth Circuit without first being appointed.
At a news conference, Perry said he was looking forward to getting "off the merry go-round" and playing some golf. He said he would work on legal issues that have been important to him on the bench, including those dealing with mental health and guardianship, but he would do it as a private citizen. "I would like to be remembered for something else other than Casey Anthony, as a hard-working judge," Perry said. "I think I did a lot more than Casey Anthony."
Engagement ring accidentally goes to Goodwill
The Associated Press
LYNN HAVEN - After saving for three years to pay for a $6,000 diamond, engagement ring and marriageband, CoreyToddwas looking forward to handing it over to his longtime girlfriend on July 7 when he proposed marriage. He was waiting until she finished her nursing training. Until then, he was hiding the rings in a pair of dress pants in a closet in a guest room that he didn't
To his despair, he noticed last week that the pants no longer were in the closet. His girlfriend, Jacelyn Penton, donated the pants and other clothes from the seldom-used closet because they were cleaning house in preparation for moving out.
Unaware the rings were in the pants pocket, she donated the clothes recently to the Goodwill store in Lynn Haven. Todd said he couldn't be-
lieve his eyes when he saw the empty closet. "I was at aloss for words," Todd said. "My stomach dropped. I didn't know what happened." Todd and Penton went to the store to talk to Goodwill employees about getting the ring back, but the pants couldn't be found. Todd said he did see some of his other clothes being sold in the store. He said the manager of the store tried to help them.
"She wrote down info about the ring," he said. Hd said the pants were not on the rack, and the manager of the store told them they couldn't go in the back of the store to look, but asked employees to go back there and check.'
"She was helpful," Todd said.
Todd and Penton said they hope someone returns the ring if they find it. But Todd 'said he wasn't holding out much hope.
"There aren't too many honest people in the world nowadays," he said. Penton said she feels terrible about donating the pants.
TUESDAY, JULY 8,2014 * 3A
Boy, 4, killed by out-of-control
OAKLAND PARK - A 4-year-old boy is dead after an out-of-control vehicle struck him as he stood in front of a South Florida home with his grandmother. The Broward Sheriffs Office says 54-year-old Estelida Morales was taken to the hospital Saturday with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Authorities say 65year-old Deliverance Delien stepped on the accelerator as he backed out of a driveway. The SUV crashed into an unoccupied vehicle parked on the street. The man then tried to U-turn to leave the neighborhood, but lost control again and hit a vehicle in front of a nearby home. That vehicle struck Morales and her grandson, Joshua Snyder.
Island's MiMo architecture 'endangered'
MIAMI -A MiamiDade County island has been designated one of the country's "most
endangered historic places."
The National Trust for Historic Preservation says Bay Harbor's East Island is at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. County officials say the island
is one of the largest
concentrations of midcentury Miami Modernstyle architecture in the
The "MiMo" movement featured concrete
screens with geometric patterns to shield
residents from the sun, cantilevered roofs with
holes for palm trees and decorations that evoked South Florida's tropical
Officials say Bay
Harbor's East Island is threatened by redevelopment that calls for the
demolition of several
Tampa tops for
renting to boomers
report says the TampaSt. Petersburg metro
area is the best market for renting to the baby
The report from
RealtyTrac released last week also placed Ocala,
Lakeland and the Space
Coast in the top five
rental markets for baby
markets where baby boomers made up at least a quarter of the population and then
rated the annual gross
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H ospital music man plays healing notes
The Associated Press
- Marvin Sherzer didn't touch the piano keys for more than four decades. Today, the 67-year-old certified music practitioner provides soothing sounds to patients recovering at Florida Hospital Oceanside after taking a 46-year hiatus from the instrument. Therapeutic music is played at the patient's bedside to relieve pain and anxiety. "We bring a human touch to a patient who is alone," Sherzer said. "He's in a strange environment. He's overly concerned about his health. Without any pharmaceutical or any invasive procedures, we can bring him distraction, comfort and enrichment." The son of a musician who worked for Disney, Sherzer traded the piano for the pitching mound when he was a teenager growing up in Philadelphia. He played two years in the minor leagues and
then went on to ha reer in the insuran ness. During that never thought of t
- an instrument h loved and he had as a child.
Then his dad Hospice in 2008. cian played the ha ing his father's dyi and it soothed hi his mother died a er, Sherzer starte
Remembering th tive effect music ha father in hospice, studied to becom tified music prac His role is more t tertainer. He play, at the patient's specifically tailore condition. Music has the p relax and distract, said
"What other n can put a baby to , like Brahms' Lullab inspire men durin of war?" he said. On Thursday
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rolled his keyboard into a patient room on a cart. A thick binder filled with sheet music accompanied him. Sherzer works four days a week at Florida Hospital Oceanside, which serves patients recovering from strokes and traumatic
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ng days, Dan Mongosa, 50, rested n. When in a bed - still exhausted year lat- from a strenuous day of d taking physical therapy. On June
2, Mongosa suffered a ie posi- stroke that paralyzed his d on his left side. He is expected to Sherzer make a full recovery, but it e a cer- will require a long period of titioner, therapy.
han en- "You going to warm up s music with Chopin or Mozart?" bedside Mongosa asked. d to the Sherzer started with
Bach. Then he moved to ower to Beethoven's "Fur Elise." Sherzer He finished with "The Blue
Danube," a waltz written by nodality Austrian composer Johann sleep - Strauss II. A typical session y - and lasts about 30 minutes. .g times Mongosa said the music
' made him forget he was Sherzer in a hospital. Instead, the
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Marvin Sherzer, certified music practitioner, plays for stroke patient Dan Mongosa at Florida Hospital 0ceanside in 0rmond Beach.
classical songs reminded him of watching figure skating on television during the Winter Olympics with his wife.
"It puts you in a peaceful place," said Mongosa, an Edgewater resident
who works for Daytona Beach-based Teledyne Oil and Gas. "You don't think about anything but the music. It makes the pain less noticeable." Sherzer is happy with his new job. While working in
the insurance business, customers never seemed happy to see him. Now, he watches worried looks turn to smiles. The biggest compliment Sherzer says he receives: A patient in pain falls asleep.
Last cigar factory f ights for survival
The Associated Press
bu know how Tampa
came to be known as the "Cigar City," right?
There used to be more than 150 cigar factories here, but that was a long time ago. Political events that include the U.S. trade restrictions with Cuba caused some to close. Changing public attitudes about tobacco caused others to lock their doors for good.
There is only one still in .'ness, the J.C. Newman , Cigar Co. on North, 16th Street in Ybor City. The company dates back 119 years to when Julius C. Newman - he went by' the initials J.C. - founded his cigar-making operation in Cleveland. The company moved to its current location in 1954, into the abandoned Regensberg cigar factory. Newman's 130 employees use amazing old machines from the 1930s to produce thousands of cigars every day.
Those are shipped to all 50 states and 81 countries. "We are the last of the Mohicans, so to speak," company President Eric Newman said. Proposed regulations from the Food and Drug Administration could end
.... - u THE ASSQClATEDPRESS Machines that were in use in the 1930s and still in use now are seen at the El Reloj cigar Factory in Tampa.
that, though. Essentially, the FDA proposes treating
-cigar manufacturers such as J.C. Newman the same as cigarette giants. Among other things, it would require FDA approval before a company could add a new size, shape or brand. The company says the FDA estimates a manufacturer would spend about 5,000 hours testing each new product before it could even apply for approval. The effect of those and other proposed restrictions could be to increase costs so much that Tampa's last cigar factory
would close. . "New products are the lifeblood of anyindustry," Newman said. "If it becomes too expensive to create a new product, we can't stay in business." So the company is fighting back, and it has some powerful bipartisan political allies in the battle to win an exemption from the proposed regulations. "Nothing is more Tampa than the Newman cigar factory," Democratic U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor said. "I'm not going to stand for this, and I think we have a good chance to win." "I think something like.
this is the government interfering where the government shouldn't interfere," Republican U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross added. "We're talking about an industry that is the foundation of Tampa. I'm just sorry we have to file legislation and say to the FDA, 'You can't do that.'"
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his Republican counterpart, Marco Rubio, also have joined the fight.
This issue goes back to 2009, when Congress gave ,the FDA control over tobacco products.
The agency has been particularly focused on discouraging minors from smoking.
"If this was about cigatettes, I would agree with the aim of what they're . trying to do," said Bobby Newman, the company's executive vice president. "I don't like cigarettes either."
But the Newmans argue theirs is a premium product with a limited audience. They define a "premium" product as 100 percent tobacco (no fillers), a larger size than the kind of cigars you might ' find in a convenience store, and no tip. The FDA proposed saying a premium cigar had to cost at least $10, which many Newman cigars don't. That definition of what makes a premium , cigar is at the heart of the issue. The Newmans say it's not as much about price as it is how the cigar is made. Indeed, a trip through their factory is like time travel. Workers still operate miachines that were used in the 1930s. That may sound archaic by today's standards, but the Newmans insist it's another thing that makes them different from the giant cigarette manufacturers. The proposed bills would override FDA rules
and help companies such as Newman survive, but they have a slim chance of becoming law this year. That will not be the end of the fight, however. The FDA has extended the chance for public comment until Aug. 9, and it could be at least a year before any new rules would take effect. t Newman isn't taking chances, though. On Monday the company plans to cover El Reloj, its iconic 104-year-old clock tower that is easily visible from Interstate 4, with a giant banner to bring attention to the issue.. There is more information n www.savecigarcity.com.
Ross promises the issue isn't going away. , "It's one thing to sayyou can't go out into a public restaurant and smoke," he said. "I support that. I'm glad whenI go out to eat, I don't have to smell cigarette smoke. "It's another thing to say you can't go on your own patio and.smoke a cigar. That's when you become the nanny state."
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assistant to Chamber CEO Jeff Massey for a time after he took over that position from Art Kimbrough last year, and had also worked there while Kimbrough was still in the post. She left the job abruptly soon after the Chamber's annual banquet in January, with no public discussion about why she was no longer in the organization's employ. She was booked into the county jail on four grand theft charges this week. Her bond was set at.$14,000 and she was released after having paid a $1,400, 10 percent surety bond, a common practice. For a time in 2013, Rasmussen was actually a shared resource between the Chamber and the county's Tourist Development Council. She was originally hired through a temporary employment agency when the TDC needed a parttime worker.
During some of her dual employment with the Chamber and TDC, those entities shared the same building and worked closely together and their missions often overlapped. The Chamber had been Jthe contract manager for
the TDC's day-to-day operations, but a TDC manager was eventually hired. The two were working to separate themselves more clearly at that point, but shared Rasmussen as an employee for some of that time.
The Chamber and TDC split Rasmussen's wages, with the amount paid by each depending on how much time she spent working on duties for each in a given pay period. She eventually switched over to the Chambbfrs exclusive employment some time after the TDC became a more independent force with its own director.
Kimbrough said that the Chamber did give Rasmussen a personal loan of $1,000, which she was to use as part of a down payment oni.a car, with his approval -arid that of the chairman and the treasurer ini those Chamber positions at the time. He said she was supposed to pay back the loan at $100 a month over a 10-month period through an automatic payroll deduction. However, Kimbrough said he didn't know whether or not that has yet all been repaid, since he left the Chamber shortly after the deakwas struck. But on no occasion, he
said, did he authorize her personal use of the Chamber credit card to make car payments or for any other personal expenses. In the complaint filed against Rasmussen by the Marianna Police Depart-ment, authorities allege that in January of this year Rasmussen used Chamber resources to make a $1,529 payment to the finance company that holds the loanl on her 2011 Ford Fusion. Officials say she made the payment via the internet iising an electronic check drawn from the Chamber's account at Hancock Bank. Officials said in the complaint that Rasmussen used the Chamber's Focus credit card in Sept. of 2013 to make two' car payments of $460.95 each. In Feb. of this year, officials alleged in the document, Rasmussen also used
the Chamber's Regions Bank credit card to make a purchase of $305.49 at All-2-gether Hair Salon in Marianna.
Rasmussen has claimed that she did these things with permission of Chamber CEOs Kimbrough or Massey, both of whom deriy having given her permission to make those payments on the Chamber's dime.
In the original complaint filed by the Marianna Police Department, that agency originally charged Rasmussen with four counts of grand theft, three counts of the fraudulent use of a credit card, and one count of communications fraud. At this time, however, it appears that the state attorney's office is pursuing only the grand theft charges.
There was a brief gap in CEO services between the
time Kimbrough left the Chamber and Massey was hired to take his place; during that time, Kimbrough said, Rasmussen may have been the only person on staff.
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Graceville Tigers pitcher Jared Padgett continued his summer season last week by watching his Next Level Baseball 18U team fall just short of a chance to play for a national championship.. The Tallahassee-based squad traveled to Atlanta to compete in the World Wooden Bat Association National Championships and won its first nine games before falling to the top-seeded Knights Baseball National team 1-0 in eight innings.
Padgett, a 6-foot-4 left-hand-
ed pitcher, pitched four innings during the tournament for his team, making one start and one relief appearance and earning a win and a save with six strikeouts, while also picking up two hits and a walk with two runs scored in four plate appearances.
He was scheduled to take the mound again in the championship game, but that opportunity never came after NLB committed a pair of costly errors in the bottom of the eighth to allow Knights Baseball awalk-offwin. "It's very disappointing because we were one of the
greatest teams in the nation and I fully believe that, but the game of baseball is so unpredictable," Padgett said. "It was a downer, but stuff like that happens sometimes. I was looking forward (to pitching in the title game). I would've loved to win a championship." Still, a third-place' finish in a 146-team field is pretty impressive, and Padgett said he was very happy to be a part of the whole experience of playing on such a big stage with a bevy of professional scouts watching.
"It's huge. Living around this area, a lot of kids play on lo-
cal travel ball teams, which is great, but if you're going to get the exposure to get ranked among the nation's best you have to play in Perfect Game tournaments," he said. "'There were a ton of scouts there, at least 400-500. It was unreal. "It was a really good experience and really enjoyable for something like that to happen where you can play in front of scouts and theycan talkto you. I loved it. It was awesome. To get a chance to throw in front of those guys was an honor." Padgett has two more
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KRISTIE CLOUD/FLORIDAN Graceville's Jared Padgett throws a pitch during a game against Cottondale last season.
DIXIE YOUTH SOFTBRI.
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Marianna Angels All-Star Amari Brown waits on a pitch during a district tournament game at Optimist Park. Marianna will begin play in the Dixie Youth Softball Angels State Tournament on Friday in Okeechobee.
Marianna Angels aim for back-to-back titles
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Marianna Angels All-Stars will head to Okeechobee this weekend in search of a second consecutive state championship and a return to the Dixie Youth Angels World Series. Marianna went 4-0 en route to last year's state title in Brooksville before going 2-2 in the World Series in Petal, Miss.
The team returns four players from that group and got backto state byvir-
tue of another dominant-run through the district tournament, winning all four games by a combined score of 43-3.
The All-Stars certainly bring a great deal of momentum into this year's tournament, and coach Jim Williams said he believes his squad is ready to make another run.
"We feel pretty good. We've got a good bunch of girls and they're practicing very hard," he said. "I'm proud of the effort the girls are making.
. We're going down there with a positive attitude and we feel like we've got just as good of a chance as anybody to go down there and bring the state title back to Marianna for the second yearin a row."
This year's team is younger than last year's however, with eight new players.in their first year playing Angels softball, though Williams said he doesn't believe that will be any issue
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CLEVELAND - There tact, nothing'to indicate tion. The breakup of L Cavaliers owner Dan Gi bitter.
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But in the backdrop looms the Jamesnsiders a return to Gilbertrelationship. d four years ago James is giving serious thought to rereathlessly await- turning to Cleveland, to going home and ouldn't imagine in making amends with the city for the one Appears there has, misstep in an otherwise impeccable NBA ween the NBA su- career. Tuesday is the four-year anniveross. sary of announcing he was "taking my talsketball partners, ents to South Beach" and the city is once d barely stand the again on hold. James is set to meet with ng Miami's games Heat president Pat Riley, who was able to ur years. It was an lure the four-time league MVP to Miamiin ard and seemingly 2010 but could be running out of time to
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to The Associated Press on condition of and a major sports anonymity because neither the team nor home rate in almost 50 James announced their plans publicly. Caval union. On Sunday, James holds all the cards. It's his choice. NBA ial media to fever- It was the same four years ago, when nio t t's private jets as it Janies ended his seven-yeqr run in Cleve- Th Florida, where the land by linking with All-Stars Dwyane Bosh ged reporters and Wade and Chris Bosh. The "Big 3" went on will reception. to win two titles and went to four straight
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MIAMI -While waiting for LeBron James, the Miami Heat are apparently giving him some more options to think about.
The Heat announced
Monday that they intend to sign forwards Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts when the NBA's moratorium on deals being formally Mc oberts struck ends later this
Granger has agreed to sign a twoyear deal, with an option for tl second of those seasons. McRober4 agreed to a four-year contract, tli last year also being an option, ina deal that could be worth about $2 million.
Heat President Pat Riley is planning to meet with James later this weeJg, in an effort to convince him to stay
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Dear Annie: I've been friends with "Louise" for 35 years. She sees the same doctor I do.
Apparently, at her last appointment, Louise talked about my grown children and how much they weigh and insinuated that my grown son is too ugly for her daughter. She told this to the entire office staff with the exception of my youngest daughter, who is the office manager. My daughter was on a break when this took place, but her co-workers told her about it when she returned.
Needless to say, I was very hurt by what Louise said. I don't understand why she chose to make such horrible comments about my children, especially to people who know them, and I'm not sure I can forgive her. The friendship certainly will never be the same. Should I
- DISAPPOINTED IN MY FRIEND Dear Disappoint: Louise should not be discussing your children negatively with anyone, let alone someone who knows them. And the co-workers should not have repeated these malicious comments to your daughter, who repeated them to you. Now you are forced to reevaluate your friendship with Louise, and no matter the outcome, this incident has poisoned the well. Please tplk to Louise, but do so calmly. Tell her that the office staff repeated the unkind words she said about your children, and you'd like to know why she felt the need to disparage them in public. Let her explain herself and, hopefully, apologize. How (or whether) you choose to maintain the friendship after that depends on your comfort levels.
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Bennington 2012 20SF Pontoon Boat , yamaha 70HP 4 stroke engine, MFI galvanized trailer, like new with less 15 hours. $19,500. Call 334-792-3303 or 334-618-1491
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Cameo 2008 5th wheel, 36 ft. 3-slides, 2 ACs, no smoking, no pets, no kids. New tires. Excellent condition. Has been stored $35,500 or best offer. Call for more information 334-798-2256.
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Log Cabin 2006 Park Model, 12x42 with D-logs and red tin roof, located at Lake Eafuala, must be moved, fully furnished, 1 ton AC. $23,900. OBO. Call 850-712-2680
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BMW 2009 3281, hardtop convertible, alpine white with tan leatherinterior, 35,200 miles, fully loaded, excellent condition $24,500. Call 334-475-3876
Buick 1994 Roadmaster, limited, clean, 157K miles, blue- jade stone, runs good, new tires & batery. $2900. 334-347-8003. Chevrolet 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
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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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Toyota 2010 Corolla LE - silver, cloth interior, power windows & locks, cruise control, tilt, 64k miles, like new condition. Asking $12,500 JOBO Call 334-585-3236 or 334-618-1458.
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VW EOS convertible 2010 , 67K miles, fully loaded, light blue in color $16,000. 334-596-2692.
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Robert Guy, 33, a former resident of Grand Ridge died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Twin Cties Hospital in Niceville, FL Arrangements will be announced by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.
3960 Lafayette Street Marlanna, Florida 32446
Mattie Olear Rehberg Henderson age 87 of SCottondale, FL went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County and a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Mrs. Henderson was a dedicated and loving wife and mother and loved her friends and extended family as well. She was active in all aspects of her life and enjoyed gardening and tending her flowers.Survivors includeherhusband of 71 years, C.W. Willard Henderson and children; Rex (Brenda) Henderson of Dothan, AL, Gayle (David) Hodges of Panama City, FL, Debbie (Randy) Comerford of LaGrange, GA; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; her brothers, Olan Rehberg, Lanis (Annie Mae) Rehberg and Shirley (Vera Mae) Rehberg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Ama Rehberg, daughter Patricia Joyce Henderson, sister, Cassie Wright and brothers, Mancel Rehberg, Amos Rehberg and Buford Rehberg. SFuneral services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Lonnie Wright and Rev. Ronnie Wright officiating. Burial will follow in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 P.M. at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association, 223 W. Gregory St. Pensacola, FL 32502 or a children's charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Henderson.
Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.
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Agnes Christine LaLoge, 82, of Huntsville formerly of Marianna passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 in Huntsville, Al. Services are incomplete and will be announced later by Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.
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Helen Ruth Thompson, age 93, of Marianna passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at her home.
She had lived in Marianna for 8 years, coming here from Vero Beach, FL Mrs. Thompson was a member of The Marianna First United Methodist Church where she attended the Open Door Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women's Group. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and an avid gardener.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rufus Thompson and sisters Katherine Rudebeling and Florence Wilder.
Survivors include her daughters; Nancy Mumford and husband Tom of Treasure Island, FL and Judy Richardson and husbhnd Glenn of Marianna, FL, brothers; Larry Ruebeling and wife, Fay of Lehigh Acres, FL, E.J. Ruebeling and wife Sandra of Burnsville, N.C. and Clarence Ruebeling and wife Nedra of Plant City, FL sister, Betty Jean Davis and husband, Webb of Hiawassee, GA, five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service for Helen will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 10, 2014 in the Wesley Center with Rev. Bill Elwell officiating.
.In lieu of flowers, donations inay be made to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave, Marianna, FL
32446 in memory of Mrs. Thompson.
Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mari annachapelfh.com.
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Early "Pank" Franklin Wimnberly, age 79, of Pearl, Mississippi passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014. Mr. Wimberly was born January 25, 1935 in Jackson County, Florida to the late Henry Franklin Wimberly and Ruth Abigail Wimberly. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and later, he worked for many years as a truck driver for Sears. He lived in Rankin County, Utah for several years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and southern gospel music. Mr. Wimberly was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Pearl. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vicki Lee Wimberly; three brothers, Jim, Harry, and Cleve Fiveash; and brothers-in-law, Richard Lancaster and Edward Ramsey.
Survivors include his daughter, Tami Wimberly Ham and her husband, Kiley of Brandon, Mississippi; grandchildren, Abigail Nicole Ham, Jacob Adam Ham, and Mary Elyssa Ham; two brothers, Tom Fiveash and his wife, Miriam of Marianna, Florida; Johnny Wuimberly and his wife, Annette of Mexico Beach, Florida; and two sisters, Myra Lancaster of Port St. Joe, Florida- and- Ruth Ramsey of Austell, Georgia. The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha, Florida.
Memorials may be made to the Children and Youth Ministry of Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 444 North Park Street,. Ridgeland, MS 39157 or Eastside Baptist Church, 3464 Patterson Drive, Pearl, MS 39208.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 1-850-6745449, and you may offer the family online condolences at adamsfh.com.
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This photo provided by the Marianna Police Department shows some of the drugs, firearms and other items confiscated during a recent raid on 2928 Harley Drive. I
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the property and people there led to the seizure of more than three pounds of cannabis, cocaine, and paraphernalia necessary for the sale and distribution of the drugs. Police also seized firearms, including a semi-automatic assault rifle, five vehicles and cash.
The Harley Drive raid' yielded the following arrests on Thursday.
Cedric Antonio Decree, 32, 2928 Harley Drive, Marianna, charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cannabis with intent to distribute and felon in possession of firearm.
Jerry Lee Spires, 50,,of 2928 Harley Drive, Marianna, charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cannabis with intent to distribute and violation of probation.
Michael Dewan. Williams, 37, 3046 Highway 71, Marianna, charged with possession cannabis intent to distribute and
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the exterior of the car. The dog alertedto the odor of
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narcotics coming from inside the car, authorities said, givingprobable cause for a search of the vehicle. Methamphetamine, cocaine, a metal pipe with
residue, and several other items considered paraphernalia were found in the purse belonging to Massey, who was a passenger in the car.
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promises to try and find Thursday night lodging for them there through church contacts.
Stephens, from Oklahoma City, started his walk in California on Sept. 9 of 2013. Along the way, he stops and speaks at various churches, drumming up.awareness and encouraging people to donate to Tiny Hands International, a Christian nonprofit organiation "dedicated to helping orphaned. and abandoned children and fighting sex trafficking," according to its website. Although its work is sometimes focused on South Asia, it is a global outreach that spoke to Stephens as he contemplated what he wanted to do with his life for the near future.
"I got out of the military (Air Force) and I was lookI
ing for something to do," he explained. "I prayed about it, asked God to give me direction. The next day, Iran into a group at church talking about this mission. I thought about friends I have who had been sexually abused in the past, and this stayed with me as a way to honor them, to do something to help others in situations where they're victimized. So I decided I wanted to take a year-and-a-half to do this walk and see ffl could help inspire some donations to the cause and let people know just how prevalent human trafficking is and how much damage it does." To date, Stephens estimates that, because of his walk, people have made outright donations of about $17,000. The organization's website has a way for donors to identify what individual, event or group convinced them to give. Every penny from that
pocket of money goes to the cause, he says. In addition, Stephens has sold about $10,000 worth of online bracelets and other merchandize he created based on the phrase Walk America to support the cause and to 'finance his expenses while making the trip. He doesn't expect to take much out of that additional fundraiser, though.
He said that's because he has run into so many generous people, like Harlow, who put him up for the night and often feed him to cut down on his lodging and food costs. And Leonard has resources to take care of his expenses, so those rarely figure into the picture. Leonard joined Stephens on the walk when Stephens spoke at a church in his Texas hometown. He said he, too, has friends who were sexually assaulted, and wanted to walk in their honor. "I was actually in the
middle of getting ajob and dropping out of college, because it just wasn't for me, and I was doing nothing when he came along so I just thought, this is something I could do at this stage of my life," Leonard said. "It's not any more drastic 'than backpacking, and I'm an Eagle Scout so I've been backpacking all my life. It has given me an outlookonhowto live, how simply I can live. I've really looked at what I need to. take care of the necessities, and how satisfying life can be on those terms." The Stephens-Leonard friendship has flourished on the road, so much so that Leonard plans to leave the road once they get to Jacksonville so that he can get a head start in establishing a business that will be born from a concept they talked about on the road. He's not saying what it is just yet, but will focus on the start-up when his parents pick him
up a few months from now.
After they part ways, Stephens will turn up the east coast and head to New York City, his final destination. He will have walked roughly 4,400 miles by then and Leonard will have covered about half that distance with him. To find out more about the walk, visit Stephens' website at AChanceFor.com. Search Tiny Hands International for more information on the organization he's helping support..
Stephens is writing a book about his experiences on the road, he said, and people like Marlow are providing him with inspiring content for it. "It's just a day-to-day log of what happened, who we met, places we've been, places we've eaten, funny things that have happened along the way," Stephens said. "I don't know the title of it yet. I'm working on that."
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charge of interference with child custody. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to Kendall Lanes in Marianna in reference to a missing juvenile. The responding officers learned that a 15year-old girl had allegedly run away from a fireworks display in neighboring Gadsden County and was at the bowling alley with Mejia.
Investigators allege that Mejia had taken the girl away from the fireworks event without the consent of the adult responsible for her well-being. Officials say Mejia and the girl have been in an ongoing relationship even though he has reportedly been warned multiple times in the past to stay away from her.
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2014 FIF World Cup
Brazil's Neymar denies return
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Despite the loss of star standout Neymar, Brazilian fans still hope that the team can win its sixth World Cup. Brazil was without star Pele due to injury in 1962, winning the title in his abscence, but this time around, the task will be harder without a proven goal scorer.
Brazlian fans still want title
The Associated Press
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil did it once without Pele, and just about everyone in the country is waiting and hoping to do it again without Neymar.
The Brazilians advanced to the semifinals of the World Cup last week, but they lost their best player in doing so. Neymar, the national team's star attraction with the same yellow No. 10 shirt that Pele made world famous, broke a vertebra after being kneed in the back and will miss the rest of the tournament. That. means Brazil will have to do without Neymar's quick moves and sharp shooting when the team plays Germany in the semifinals on Tuesday
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tournaments upcoming for NLB in Fort Myers and Sarasota, and he'll compete July 30-Aug. 2 in the 2014 East Coast Professional Showcase in Syracuse, N.Y to conclude his summer. For the rising GHS senior, all of the summer events give him an opportunity to showcase his talents for the people he'll need to impress if
at Mineirao Stadium. And for the final, if they make it that far.
"It will be difficult, but we can win it without Neymar," said Matheus Christoff, a 22-year-old chemical engineering student from Belo Horizonte. "In 1962, we won without Pele, so we can win without Neymar." Pele became a global star when he was only 17, scoring two goals in the 1958 final to give Brazil its first World Cup title. Four years later in Chile, he was injured in the opening round and was forced to sit and watch as his teammates won again.
But win they did, with Garrincha stepping tip to carry the load. This time around, there is no obvious goal-scoring replacement for Neymar,
he wants to go high in next year's Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. "It helps you out tremendously in my case and a lot of other guys' cases," Padgett said. "The way you play at this level basically determines whether you can move up in the draft or fall back. We're playing for our draft stock and this is how kids get picked for (high school) All-American games. It helps out tremendously and it's an experience that's really fun to do."
who cuts his hair in a fauxhawk and has become the face of the World Cup, at least on billboards -nd in, TV commercials all over Brazil.
Or, instead of one person stepping up to provide the goals, maybe there is more than one.
"They have another 22 players," said Patricia Mendes, a 35-year-old consultant in Belo Horizonte. "If they wear the yellow jersey, they can score." Neymar did most of the damage himself in the first round, scoring four goals in the opening three matches to put Brazil at the top of Group A. The two strikers playing alongside him, Fred and Hulk, have combined to score only one goal, while deferier David Luiz has provided the of-
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in Miami. James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are all free agents, and none have said where they will be playing next season and beyond.
But even after going to the NBA Finals in four straight seasons, winning two championships, this was going'to be an offseason of change for the Heat. Miami entered free agency with only Norris Cole un-
fense by scoring two in the last two matches. A slumbering attack, now without its most important component, is going to make it hard against the Germans, who seem to have put their defense back together after a substandard performance in the second round. And the loss of Brazil captain Thiago Silva, who is suspended for the match after foolishly picking up a yellow card.in the quarterfinal win over Colombia, is going to make things even tougher.
"I really don't think we can win without Neymar and Thiago Silva," said 23-year-old Rafael Seixas, who works at his family's convenience store in Belo Horizonte. "They are the best players on the team."
der a guaranteed contract for this coming season. The Heat have a partially guaranteed deal with Justin Hamilton and the rights to guard Shabazz Napier, who was acquired on draft night.
So there are obviously plenty of slots to fill, and on Monday, the Heat began tipping their hand on who will get those jobs. Yahoo Sports reported that Granger would receive a deal worth about $2 million annually. McRoberts' would get the full mid-level exception.
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SBELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Neymar and the Brazilian football confederation denied media
reports that the striker could undergo special treatment on his fractured
Neymar vertebra to
try to play
in the World Cup final if the tournament hosts make it that far. Neymar and the confederation released statements late Sunday saying that nothing that could risk the player's health or career would be attempted to allow him to try to play if Brazil beats Germany in Tuesday's semifinals..
The statements came after the Brazilian media quoted doctors from the Brazilian club Santos, Neymar's former team, as saying there was a
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RIO DE JANEIRO - The World Cup's best dribblers - Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben - face off when Argentina and Netherlands. meet in the semifinals.
In Brazil, Robben has been quick, Messi has been quicksilver. Oh Wednesday in Sao Paulo, either one could turn the semifinal with a dazzling turn of pace or a weaving run to propel his team to the final. "We have to cut the supply line to Messi," Dutch defender 'Bruno Martins Indi told Dutch webï¿½ite Nu.nl.
The Barcelona star led Argentina through the group stage with four goals. He has also made 180 passes in his five matches so far. The Dutch have shared the goal-scoring duties more evenly - Robben
chance the striker could return for Sunday's final with alternative treatments and painkiller injections.
The 22-year-old Barcelona star was ruled out of the rest of the Wo,1d Cup after being kneed in the back late in Brazil's 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Colombia.
Tests conducted atahospital shortly after Friday's match showed a fracture in his third vertebra. The confederation said in its statement that the "the prognosis is excellent" for Neymar, but only if the injury is given the proper amount of time to heal.
"Rushed measures put in risk his future life as an athlete," the statement said.
Brazil team doctor Jose Luiz Runco said Neymar is expected to be sidelined for about 45 days. He has returned home from the team's training camp to recover.
and Robin van Persie each have three, Memphis Depay has two of the team's total of 12 - but the Bayern Munich winger's scintillating sprints with the ball have often been the highlights of Oranje matches.
"We know that we will play against one of the best teams when it comes to counterattacks because of the speed of their men up front," Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano said. "So we have to take precautions to not give them the possibility to counterattack, to always be well positioned, to not lose balls unnecessarily in areas where there's a lot of risk."
After scoring 10 times in group play, the Netherlands has managed only two in its two knock-out matches and the Dutch will be hoping captainVan Persie regains his touch in front of goal.
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at state due to the experience and leadership of his returning players. "The girls that have played (at state) before know the routine and know what it takes to win," he said. "They know they've played there before and know what it's like to plate in a state tournament against a little further level of competition. The ex-
perience of those girls and their leadership on the field and encouragement to the younger girls I think will have a big influence on the team coming together and playing as a unit."
Marianna is led by its talented trio of pitchers, with left-hander Ashlyn Wierman and right-hander Amari Brown serving as the primary starters and Josie Scott working often in relief.
SWilliams said he has confidence in all three to
get the job done, for, the team, especially if they allow a strong defense to do its work behind them. "Most of what we rely on to keep us in games is our defense," the coach said. "You can stay in a ballgame just by having your pitchers throw strikes, eliminate walks, and playing good defense.
"Even when you're not hitting the ball as well as you'd like to, you still have a chance to win if you're' not giving teams unearned runs and making them
earn everything they get. If the pitchers will throw strikes and let the defense make outs, then that will give us a chance to win the state title."
Williams' said that the team would likely have two more practices before headingoutto Okeechobee on Thursday morning for that night's opening ceremonies.
Marianna will open play Friday at 10:30 a.m, against Paxton, followed by a 1 p.m. Sunday matchup with Wahneta.
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On July 8,, 2010, "The Decision" played out in a national TV spectacle and was a blow to the collective psyche of
Fans here couldn't understand why James, Akron born and bred, would intentionally embarrass the people who say they loved him most. In those earlyhours afterward, some Cleveland fans, burned his No. 23 jersey in streets near where his larger-than-life figure towered on a. building billboard. It .Jwas an ugly scene.
Gilbert added fuel to the inferno.
Cleveland's dynamic owner, never afraid to offer his opinion, wrote a letter to Cleveland fans, condemning James for a "shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own." Gilbert called James "our former hero" and the "self-declared former King."
Gilbert also guaranteed the Cavs would win a title before James.Gilbert further ripped James by telling the AP in a phone call that h'e believed the twotime MVP quit during the playoffs against Boston. "It's not about him leaving," Gilbert said. "It's the disrespect."
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