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BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Cottondale Police ChiefWilliam Watford has released still photos lifted from surveillance footage in hopes of identifying the driver of a truck suspected of having been used in a burglary. The blue truck was seen near a storage building on Sunday, where someone cut the lock off a unit and stole some clothing and potentially other smallitems.
The truck appears to be missing its tailgate, Wafford reported. Based on the footage from a
security camera at nearby Cottondale Elementary School, police say the driver - the suspected thief - was wearing dark, pants and a white shirt at the time of the burglary. Watford said it appears that the individual used a bolt cutter or other instrument to cut the lock off a unit at Leigh Copes Self Storage, located at 2773 Pontiac Loop, located near the intersection of U.S. 90 and Pontiac. The time stamp on the video material suggests that the incident took place around 7 p.m. Sunday, but Watford issued a
possible time range of noon to 9:30 p.m. This is one of several' burglaries inside the city over the past few months, Watford said, but this incident is not necessarily tied to any of the others. "In this one, the suspect went straight to the particular unit," Watford said. In the other cases, we're seeing that whoever is doing those others must know the area pretty well and are carefully planning. The person or people are targeting structures where people are at work, and going into doors thatyou can't see from the roadway. In two cases, the
structures targeted were the property of deceased persons, and one is owned by someone who lives out of the area. In another one, the resident works out of town, mostly."
Watford said the thefts have taken place over time, starting in April and going through July. The public is encouraged to contact the Cottondale Police Department at 850-352-4361 or Crime Stoppers with any information that could help investigators find the storage building suspect or any persons of interest. in the other burglaries.
The. Cottondale Police Department are searching for the person who was driving this truck Sunday during the time the truck was believed to have been used in the burglary of a sorage unit.
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ive-year-old Barrett'Cloud shows off his new goggles Tuesday at the Chipola College
pool. Cloud and other children splashed in the shallow end of the college pool, enjoying the sunny weather. Single-day admission to the pool is $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. The college will offer swim classes Aug. 4-14, with a registration deadline of July 31. For more information about the classes, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.
FEMA: Deadline not the end of flood recovery
BY ANGIE COOK
As we reported last week, the deadline to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ,was Monday, but the agency wants spring flooding victims to. know that the lines of communication are still open for follow-up questions.
Those affected by the flooding will still have access to other disaster services and resources after the July 21 registration deadline, according to FEMA.
Survivors in Jackson, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties who registered before the deadline, but later
Discover insurance won't 'cover all losses, have up to a year to get documentation to FEMA that may help them secure assistance for essentials, such as septic systems, if not covered by homeowner's insurance.
To contact FEMA after the deadline, call FEMA's helpline at 800-621-3362 or*TTY 800-462-7585, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Survivors with questions about their low-interest disaster loans with the U.S. Small Business Administration can call 800-659-2955 or TTY 800877-8339, or email DisasterCustomerService@sba. gov.
FEMA lists other resources available after the registration deadline:
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ed legal issues, but can't afford a lawyer, free legal services may be provided. Call 866-550-2929. a Disaster-Related Stress Help - Survivors experiencing stress as a result of the spring storms can call the disaster distress helpline any time at 800985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. )) Dial 2-1-1 - Survivors needing more help can call the 2-1-1 information line to connect with more than 2,000 local health and human service programs, or text their zip code to 898-211. For more information,. visit the Heart of Florida United Way website at hfuw.org/United.Way_21-1.php or send an email to uw21 lhelp@gmail. com.
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Two drivers are dead following ahead-on car crash that occurred at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday inWashingtonri County near the intersection of State Road 77 and Clayton Road, south of Chipley.
While a 2002 BMW 530i driven by Danielf Alford, 30, of Panama City Beach, was southbound on SR 77, a 2008 Toyota Scion driven by Glen Devuyst, 46, of Chipley was northbound on the lame road. Alford's BMW crossed ,the centerline,
entering :the path of Devuyst's Toyota, according to the FloridaHighway Patrol. 4
The front of Alford's vehicle collided with the front of Devuyst's and then came to final rest on the road, facing south. The Toyota came to final' rest on the northbound shoulder, facing east. Devuyst was . pronounced dead at the scene. Alford died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at Chipley Hospital.
FHP is investigating the crash.
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Firefighter Jacob Wozow displays some of the gear kept in the rescue truck at the Marianna station one firehouse on Clinton Street Tuesday afternoon.
Fire teams want Jackson
County to double down
Commissioners asked to double firefighter appropriation
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Jackson County Commissioners have been asked to double the amount they set aside each year to help augment the budgets of volunteer fire departments and the city of Marianna's paid fire crew. The volunteer units each get $12,500, and the Marianna unit gets $52,000 from the county each year, for a grand total of $177,000. The volunteers want the figure doubled for each department involved, but say they're willing to give the county final say on when and how those extra dollars could be spent. Their request came Tuesday in a county
budget workshop. It was offered up as an alternative to the fire tax that the county had talked of imposing. The county had hired a consultant to Determine the fire service' needs that need to be addressed, and the board eventually ' considered a fire tax to fund some of the needs identified. Board members have indicated they've shelved the fire assessment idea, at least for now. But even though the county may not go forward with the fire assessment, commissioners indicated Tuesday that they want to use what they learned in the survey to guide improvements as they can be addressed through other means.
Their volunteer fire teams say that one of the biggest ongoing needs is
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a Recognition Luncheon - Ascension Lutheran Church in Marianna honoring the Sheriff's department.
)) Eldercare Giving USDA Food - 8 a.m. at Eldercare Services, Marianna. n Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - Noon to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. m Jackson County Library Board Meeting - 3 p.m. in the Conference Room'in Jackson County Commission Building.
) Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Finance Committee and Board Meeting- 5 p.m. in the. classroom of Jackson Hospital. D Special Budget Meeting - 5 p.m. City Hall, 2898 Green St., Marianna.
THURSDAY, JULY 24
n Marianna City Farmer's Market Open- 7 a.m. to noon at Madison St. Park. Now featuring Panhandle arts and crafts every Saturday. D St. Anne Thrift Store - 9 a.m. to 1p.m. St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 Fifth St., Marianna. Call 482-3734
)) Life Line Screening -10 a.m. St. Anne Catholic Church, 3009 Fifth St., Marianna. Must have an appointment. To register for the event and receive a$10 discount off a package priced above $129 call 888-643-6441or visit www.lifelinescreening. com/communty-partners ) 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. a Summer Concert in the Park - 7:30 p.m. at Citizen's Lodge. Featured group: Drycreek, a bluegrass band. Bring your lawn chair and cooler.. / )) Alcoholics Anonymous - Closed discussion, 8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia. St., Marianna, in the AAroom. Attendance limited to people with a desire to stop drinking; papers will not be signed.
) 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. a Madison Street Park Farmers Market - 4-7 p.m.at Madison Street park. Will be open each Friday everiing. FMNP and Sr. FMNP vouchers are accepted. For more info 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. > "Senior Singles" Meeting - 6-8 p.m. Eastside Baptist Church (in the rear), U.S. 90 East, 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. )) Celebrate Recovery - 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult and teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call 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 26
r Marianna City Farmer's Market Open -7
a.m. tb noon at Madison St. Park.' Now featuring Panhandle arts and.crafts every Saturday. n Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - 8 a.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901Caledonia St. in Marianna. n Jackson County Master Gardeners' Summer Herbal Workshop - 8 a.rm. to I p.m. Jackson County Extension Service, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna. Cost $20. Lunch provided featuring herbal dishes. Preregistration required by July 24. Call 482-9620. )) 24th Annual Andrew and Rebecca Cobb Family Reunion - 9 a.m. Agriculture Center, Bonifay. All family and friend invited. Bring well-filled food basket and family photo to share. Entertainment will be provided. Call D.B. Worley 547-9282 (day or night) or Teresa Bush 263-47449 day) or 263-3072 (night). )) 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.
ï¿½ Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Attendance limited to people with a desire to stop drinking.
) Marianna Lions Club Meeting - Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call 482-2005.
n Parkinson's Support Group Meeting - Noon in the ground-floor classroom of Jackson Hospital.
Lunch provided. Those diagnosed with Parkinson's and their caregivers are invited. No cost to participate. Call 718-2661.
n Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 p.m.at Jackson County Extension Service, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna. Business meetings are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects, lessons and help. All quilters welcome. Call 573-5434.
.)), Jackson Blue Springs and Merritt's Millpond Basin Management Action Plan Technical Meeting - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bascom Town-lall,'4969 Basswood Rd, Baseom.,D 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 info and location call Shawn at 693-1621 or email BreakingFreeSAA@yahoo.com
n Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - 8-9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
TUESDAY, JULY 29
)) Marianna City Farmer's Market Open - 7 a.m. to noon atMadisonSt. Park. Now featuring Panhandle arts and crafts every Saturday. D St. Anne Thrift Store - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Welcome donations: household items, clothing and jewelry. Proceeds go to help less fortunate in our Community. Call482-3734, a Pinochle Club Meeting - 9:30-11:30 a.m. As: cension.Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 3975 U.S. 90, Marianna. Everyone invited. Call 482-6132. ) Beginner/players Pinochle -10 a.m. at McCormick Lake Clubhouse. Everyone welcome to come and play. For more info call 272-6611. ) Orientation - Noon to 3 p.m. at Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 U.S. 90, Marianna. Learn about and register for free services. Call 526-0139 )) Sewing Circle-1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior Citizens, 2931Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call 482-5028.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Meeting - 8-9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church, 29Q1 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Closed discussion with 12& 12 study.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
) Meet & Eat Bereavement Luncheon -11a.m.
Emerald Coast Hospice, Marianna and Chipley. Support those who have experience recent loss. Free. RSVP for Marianna 526-3577 and Chipley 638-8787. )) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting - Noon to l"p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church,2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 850-482-4478 orbring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna:.
The Marianna Police Department'p latest call summary report as not available due to start of a system upgrade at the agency, which is still in progress.
JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Jackson County Sheriff's ,Office and county fire/rescue reported the following incidents for July 21, the latest available report: One hospice
death, one missing juvenile,. one abandoned vehicle, two
.. suspicious ver hidcle, one suspi** cious incident, , one suspicious
clothing escort, one violent mentally ill, three physical disturbance, one prowler, one single residential fire, 13 medical calls, one call to assist fire department, one medical transport, two burglary alarm, one panic alarm, 13 traffic stops, one abduction/ kidnapping, one larceny, one serving papers/expartee, one
trespass, one lost property, two follow-up investigation, one animal complaint, seven property/building checks, two calls to assist motorist/pedestrian, on call to assist other agency; one child abuse, three public service, one criminal registration, two welfare check and one threat/harassment.
The following persons were bookedinto the county jail during the latest reporting periods:
)) Samuel Bowers, 61, 5892
Oscar Road, Greenwood, violation of state probation. )) Frank White, 30, 3612
Sylvania Plantation Road, Greenwood, possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams, violation of state probation; resisting without violence, tampering with evidence.
Jail Population: 194
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement agency.
Tor report a wildlife violation, call 1-888404-FECC (3922).
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OPTIMIST CLUB ANNOUNCES JULY
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Taniya Jones was recognized as the July Student of the Month by the Optimist Club of
Jackson County at its July 15 luncheon. Taniya is the daughter of Michael and Brenda
Jones of Marianna and just completed the fifth grade at Riverside Elementary. She
excelled academically af school and was the first student in the fifth grade to read all 15 Sunshine State Young Reader books assigned by the state of Florida. She has also won National Physical Fitness awards and is an Honor Student. Taniya is active in her church, performs with the girls praise dance team, and is a member of Girls of Pearls and the Riverside Beaver Chorus. Pictured are Optimist President Sylvia Stephens, Taniya and Mrs. Jones.
Reorganize your refrigerator to keep food fresh
,From consumer reports
Refrigerator manufacturers are making more freshness claims, notes Consumer Reports. For example, LG's Push & Seal Crisper Drawer is supposed to remove air with the push of abutton, "sealing the compartment to help maintain freshness within." GE's ClimateKeeper system claims to create "two separate climates to help maintain flavor and freshness." Those claims are difficult to measure, though Consumer Reports found that refrigerators with dual evaporators promote freshness by maintaining optimal humidity levels. Beyond that, the best way to extend the life of your food is to store it properly. )) Find the right spot. The back of the refrigerator is the coldest area. Place milk and eggs, in their cartons, in back. Throw out milk if it's more than a week past its sell-by date; eggs last three to five weeks from when they're purchased. )) Protect your pro-
tein. Wrap raw fish, meat or poultry and place on plates in back of refrigerator. Store on lower shelves to prevent juices from dripping and contaminating other foods. If you w6n't use the items within a couple of days, freeze them.
)) Don't pack it full. For food to stay cold, there has to be enough room for the airto circulate. When freezing foods, spread them out on various shelves in single layers. You can stack them once they're frozen. )) Put a lid on it. Airtight containers are ideal for keeping cold cuts, cheese and fresh berries from spoiling quickly. )) Check the temperatures. Use an appliance thermometer if your refrigerator doesn't have one built in. The refrigerator should be a consistent 37 degrees to 38 degrees F; the freezer should be 0 degrees E
)) Decide: side-by-side, bottom-freezer or topfreezer models. Bottomfreezers put the most used
compartment at eye level. French-door and fourdoor versions save space with narrow door swings for the upper fridge and, with four-door models, two separate freezer doors below. Side-by-sides also have narrow door swings but require more reaching and bending. Top-freezer fridges cost the least but are also the least stylish. Built-in fridges sit flush with cabinets, but they cost the most and hold the least overall; cabinetdepth models offer the look for less.
)) Check the features. Adjustable shelves can make room for tall items, and temperature-controlled drawers offer cooler temperatures for fish and other delicate fare. I )) Check the dimensions. Width is usually the most critical one, because most fridges fit between counter space. Also, be sure that a new fridge will fit through halls and doorways en route to your kitchen. )) Choose a finish. Stainless steel still tops the charts because of its neu-
tral, unifying look. Some versions resist fingerprints. Black or white appliances, including Whirlpool's Ice Collection, can also complement many kitchens. Built-in models usually offer panels that can blend in with cabinets. )) Factor in noise. It's a big deal in open-plan kitchens. Kenmore, LG and Samsung stand out for quietness among standard refrigerators; Consumer Reports found that Jenn-Air and Thermador are among the quietest built-ins.
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)) Consider your meal timetable. Do you have a temperature-controlled drawer? Set it at 42 degrees F if you're storing hors d'oeuvres to keep them cool while unlocking their flavor.
)) Rethink door storage. Door-mounted milk and butter bins might look convenient, but temperatures can be up to 5 degrees F warmer there. Use door storage for soft drinks, ketchup and other less spoilable food.
Dr. Mary Gessert, VMO (from left) and Jackson County 4-H Cloverbuds, Tanner Edenfield, Ellie Gable and Hannah Godwin. Dr. Gessert discussed the importance of proper hand-washing techniques that they should practice every day when handling animals.
4-H day camp
The Jackson County 4-H Program hosted a one-day camp on July 1, designed specifically for "Cloverbuds", the youngest 4-H audience, ages 5 to 7. The 4-H day camp was centered on introducing Cloverbuds to rabbit and poultry animal science projects, through handson interaction with live rabbits and poultry. The Cloverbuds were instructed on Zoonotic Disease control by Dr. Mary Gessert, VMO, by participating in a handwashing activity. Jackson County 4-H volunteer Anita Crossley, brought rabbits and talked with the participants about the different types of rabbits and what they are used for. Crossley also talked about how to feed, water, house and safely
handle rabbits. Jackson County 4-H Agent Angel Granger brought poultry and discussed the lifecycle of chickens, from the egg to the chicken. Granger also discussed the different breeds of chickens, what they are used for, how to feed and water them, how to house them, and how to safely handle them. The Cloverbuds also learned the 4-H Pledge, and as a result of attending the day camp, have all decided to join a 4H Club so that they can learn more about rabbits and poultry.
If you are interested in helping support this educational program, please contact Angel Granger, Jackson County 4-H agent at 482-9620 or email email@example.com.
Club to install memorial marker
The Sneads Carlisle Rose Garden Club is installing a memorial marker in Sneads on Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. Congressman Steve Southerland is the featured speaker; we will be honoring all the veterans and service personnel at the installation of this marker.
The Blue Star Memorial Highway Markers were authorized following World War II. Highway 90 through Jackson County was so named in October 1957.
This marker placed on the corner of Highway 90 and Green Avenue will be seen every day by the residents of Sneads who go to the post office regularly and by the travelers on Highway 90.
The installation and dedication is planned to honor the living and the dead who have served
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our country. There will be patriotic music and introduction of all candidates for local office. Refreshments will be served by the Garden Club and the Auxiliary of Post 241, American Legion, before and after the ceremony. It will be atime to meet and greet all the candidates.
How to use a bill of salewhen selling your possessions
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very community has its challenges, but a common thread that runs through virtually every
town and city across the nation is the need for jobs. Unemployment levels rise and fall, but forwardthinking community leaders are always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for residents. One avenue is through better, higher-paying employment.
At last week's Jackson County Chamber of Commerce power lunch, Stan Connally, president of Gulf Power, related news of an initiative that will provide great strides in that regard. Plans are in the works to create six training academies across the Panhandle to provide people with the skills and know-how to work in the manufacturing sector.
It's an important initiative. Connally spoke of 11 sites in the area that are ready for development and have been made attractive to prospective manufacturers. He estimated that as many as 15,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector would materialize in the state over the next five years, with salary ranges that far outpace those in fields such as tourism.
Efforts such as the training academy development and creation of attractive sites for potential manufacturers will go a long way in preparing Jackson County to take advantage of job growth. We're fortunate to have business leaders who see the big picture and our place in it.
T he state's flawed "stand your ground" law continues to be a source of refuge for people who may
not be deserving of its protections.
Recently, the Florida Supreme Court allowed an appellatecourt.decision involving a "stand your ground" defense to stand. The result: A man who shot and killed two unarmed people never had to face a jury of his peers.
And this week, an appellate court in Palm Beach County decided a convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm could use "stand your ground" as a defense after shooting another man during an altercation.
Did legislators really intend the law's self-defense protections to be interpreted so broadly? These cases are the latest examples of how the 2005 law continues to vex the police and prosecutors who investigate the circumstances surrounding cases involving violent disputes. Under the law, the investigators must await a preliminary judgment about guilt or innocence before a trial is ever held. As we've said before, "stand your ground" as a concept is laudable. People who fear for their lives through no fault of their own shouldn't be prosecuted. But that was already the rule of law, and the "stand your ground" law eliminates any duty to retreat, which is enabling people who choose to participate in violent disputes to end them by using lethal force. Lawmakers should put aside their intransigence on this issue and make the necessary tweaks that will eliminate the confusion and the abuses. But that hardly seems likely. In fact, lawmakers this past session passed a bad law that expands the rights of people to firewarning shots, putting innocent bystanders at risk. It also keeps the records of some "stand your ground" cases from public view.
It's doubtful lawmakers had the rights of convicted felons on their minds when they passed "stand your ground." But the legislation may very well result in the Supreme Court enshrining the rights of convicted felons to use a firearm they can't legally possess in self-defense.
These are the kinds of convoluted legal questions that will continue to arise until the law is fixed.
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Trapped under thumb
T here is a TV series about an
entire town trapped under a giant, mysteriouscrystalclear dome that appears out of the, blue one day. The dome is impenetrable; no one can get in, no one can get out. Who made the dome? Aliens? God? A super-secret branch of the U.S. government? No one knows. It's a mystery.
No one under the dome can communicate with the outside world and vice versa, except by putting your hands against it and looking soulfully at people on the other side while your mouth flaps silently. No radio, no TV, no voice, no smart- or dumbphones.
I suppose they could write things on pieces of paper and show it to people on the outside and vice versa, or bring by some lip-readers or find people on both sides who know American sign language, but no one inside or outside the dome seems to know how to do anything but text, which is now useless. Besides, what would you say? "We're trapped under a big dome and can't get out"? Most people can figure that South without anyone telling them.
Stephen King wrote this, and he has written some of the most creepy, chilling and terrifying books ever, so it's a puzzlement how the only mysterious thing about this show is why anyone watches it. Even if you can get past the unappealing, stereotypical, cartoonish characters, life under the dome makes no
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sense. Where does their food come from? Where does their garbage go? Where does the gas for their cars come from? Why doesn't their air run out? Why don't they have smog? Why isn't it as hot as a greenhouse in there? Why is the grass green with no rain? Why does no one under the dome have a sense of humor? Even in the darkest days of World War II, we had Bill Mauldin cartoons and Bob Hope. Rather than some kind of eerie, cosmic, sci-fi thriller, this is more like "The Young and the Restless" under glass with soap opera-ish plot lines. Pretty soon I expect to find out the bad guy is really the evil twin of the good guy who is tied up in a room somewhere, and that three husbands ago one of characters was abducted by aliens, but since she's had amnesia for the last five years, she forgot all about it. One of the promotional spots for' this show bragged that it's perfect for summer viewing. What does that mean? That we wouldn't watch this show if it were on in the winter? Do network executives think our brains go soft in-thesummer
and then harden when the cold weather returns? Do people who live in the South have different TV brains than those in the North? "Would you even consider watching 'Under the Dome' in the winter?"
"I think not, my good man, the only thing we watch in the winter is 'Masterpiece Theater.'" But maybe the climate does change our brains. Fve heard the most popular show in Norway is the "Yule Log." But then, its only. competition was "Norway's Saddest Home Videos." This could have been a wonderful show and a gigantic hit if King had changed one little thing: if the dome appeared over the Kardashians' home while all the housewives from Orange County, Atlanta; New Jersey and everywhere else just happened to be visiting that day. And.just by coincidence, the Bachelor and the Bachelorette, Gordon Ramsay, all, the people who were ever on "Survivor" and "Big Brother" as well as a few of the most egotistical but completely untalented contestants from "American Idol." Now that would be a show. And in this version, the food does run out, the garbage starts to smell, and maybe the air starts to get a little thin.
Tune in next week to find out what happens when there's nothing for the Kardashians to buy.
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One small blow agnst gridlock
BY COKE ROBERTS AND
STEVEN V. ROBERTS
T here's nothing new about politicians using their offices
to enhance their power. The word "gerrymander" was coined in1812 after Massachusetts Gov.
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shields lawmakers from any sort of political accountability, is a major contributor to the current paralysis in Washington. And a Florida state judge, Terry Lewis, has struck a small but useful blow against that gridlock.
In a case brought by the League of Women Voters of Florida, Lewis wrote a blistering opinion that tossed out two congressional. districts: one protecting a conservative white Republican, the other a liberal black Democrat. These contorted constituencies, he wrote, "made a mockery" of a constitutional amendment, approved by Florida voters in 2010, that mandates fair districts that don't favor one party over the other. This week, Republican leaders decided not to appeal the ruling,
*which could reverberate lar beyond Florida if and when other maps in other states are subjected to the same kind of legal scrutiny. Many factors combine to make today's Congress one of the least productive - and most unpopular
- in history. But distorted districts are clearly one of the most damaging causes.
To their credit; Republicans have placed a higher priority onil local elections than the Democrats, and that effort gave them control of the redistricting process in many states. As Judge Lewis wrote, however,
they've also abused that power to undermine the popular will.
One result has been to inflate Republican gaips in the House. In 2012, Democratic candidates for Congress won 1.4 million more votes nationwide than Republicans, yet.gained 33 fewer seats. In Ohio, a state President Obarna won twice, the GOP held a 12-to-4 edge in House members. In Pennsylvania, another Obama stronghold, the Republican advantage was 13-to-5.
Yes, Democrats used their leverage to win extra seats in states like Illinois and Maryland. But overall, estimates Christopher Ingraham in the Washington Post, "the Democrats are under-represented by about 18 seats in the House" - just enough to give Republicans the majority.
The second impact of gerrymandering is on lawmakers once they come to Washington. Most are in such secure districts that they never have to pay attention to minority voices; their only real fear is being attacked in a primary as not pure or rigid enough. In that climate, compromise becomes virtually impossible.
As Obama predicted in The New Republic after the last election: "There are going to be a whole bunch of initiatives where I can get more than 50 percent support of the country, but I can't get enough votes out ofthe House of Representatives to actually get something passed."
That proved correct. Just look at the issue of immigration. In the Senate, where lawmakers have to run statewide and cannot manipulate their constituencies, 14 Republicans backed reform. One reason: Those Republicans had to Spay attention to a broader range of voters - including Hispanics - in
States like Arizona, Tennessee and Illinois.
Few House Republicans face the same pressures and incentives. As a result, immigration reform never even came to a vote in that chamber.
Democrats can be co-conspirators here. In many southern states, Florida included, they reached a bargain with the GOP that produced two kinds of districts: safe Republican seats dominated by whites, and safe Democratic seats dominated by blacks. Minority representation rose, but the total number of Democratic seats fell sharply.
The result was "district-level segregation," notes the Post, and the demise of the conservative white Democrats who once played the critical role of dealmaker on Capitol Hill.
One answer to the "mockery" Judge Lewis describes is to take the district-drafting power away from politicians and give it to a nonpartisan citizens' commission. Seven states do that now, and the example of California is encouraging and instructive.
That state was so gerrymandered that after the 2000 census, only one congressional seat out of 53 changed party hands over the next decade. After a commission redrew the lines following the 2010 census, one-fourth of the districts became competitive - a much healthier outcome.
The other answer lies with the courts. Traditionally, they have been very reluctant to resolve political disputes, and that's a good thing. Elections have consequences and winners have rights.
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Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing
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MIAMI - Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its health insurance program for low-income individuals and the disabled. Private companies that have contracted with the state to provide care for Medicaid patients are allowed to market to consumers with prior state approval. However, the Agency for Health Care Administration
says marketing events are currently banned because officials want to focus on enrollment and making sure patients don't experience lapses in care during the transition.
"Significant resources are needed to ensure responsible implementation," . spokeswoman Shelisha Coleman said Friday.
Enrollment into the new Medicaid program started in May and ends in August for the general population. The long-term care population, which includes those 65 and over who reside
in nursing homes, has already completed enrollment. Under Medicaid privatization, the state gives insurance companies a set amount of money each month (between $300 and $428 a month for a woman between 14 and 54-years-old) to care for more than 3 million patients
- more than half are children. Insurers have broad authority to determine patient care, including which doctors they can see and what treatments can be prescribed. Consumers can choose among the insurance companies that have contracts with
State health officials have approved some advertising, including billboards and radio ads, but marketing at events like health fairs or any interaction where insurers are talking directly with consumers is forbidden for now. The state is trying to avoid problems from the past, when aggressive marketing agents for insurance companies went to patients' homes and cornered them in parking lots at doctor's offices, tricking them into signing forms switching them into a different health plan, or falsify-
Marketing Medicaid HMO coverage door-to-door was prohibited in Florida in 1995 after regulators saw people were enrolling in plans they didn't understand. "Banning direct to consumer marketing is a smart idea in a state that has had many problems in the past ... an outright ban will protect consumers more effectively as plans may seek to cherry pick customers this way," said Joan Alker, executive director of Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families.
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MIAMI- A Florida Keys judge-who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional refused Monday to allow gay couples to begin marrying in Monroe County, citing a pending appeal by the state attorney general. Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia rejected a motion to allow immediate weddings filed by attorneys for Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, a pair of KeyWest bartenders whose lawsuit sucqessfuilly challenged the ban. Garcia ruled last week that the ban on same-sex marriage added to the state constitution by Florida voters in 2008 is discriminatory and violates gay people's right to equal treatment under the law.
Garcia initially ruled marriage licenses could be issued in Monroe Coun-
William Jones (left) and Aaron Huntsman are challenging the state of Florida's ban on gay marriage. Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia on Thursday /overturned Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, a move that was quickly appealed by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
ty beginning Tuesday to gay couples. But that was blocked by an automatic stay triggered when Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately filed notice that the state will appeal.
Bondi's office filed papers later Monday urging Garcia to keep the stay in place and preserve the status quo until all appeals are sorted out and Garcia agreed. That means no gay marriages can take place while Garcia's original ruling is reviewed by the Miamibased 3rd District Court of Appeal, which could take
weeks or months to issue a decision.
But gay marriage has now received some support from the right in Florida. On Monday, a Tampa Bay area Republican, U.S. Rep. David Jolly, came out in support of last week's ruling.
'As a matter of my Christian faith, I believe in traditional marriage," Jolly said in a statement. "But as a matter of Constitutional principle I believe in a form of limited government that protects personal liberty. To me, that means that the sanctity of one's marriage
should be defined by their faith and by their church, not by their state." In their motion, three attorneys for Huntsman and Jones wrote that gays are suffering harm because they cannot marry in Monroe County despite the judge's ruling and because the state is unlikely to ultimately win an appeal. Gay marriage proponents have won more than 20 legal decisions against state marriage limits around the country since the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.,
Town stunned by news of police KKK ties
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Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says. Last week, that five-yearold initiation ceremony stunned residents of the small town of Fruitland Park, who found out an investigative report linked two city officers with the secret hate society that once was violently active in the area. Ann Hunnewell's ex-husband, George Hunnewell, was fired, and deputy chief David Borst resigned from the 13-member Fruitland Park Police Department. Borst has denied being a member. James Elkins, a third officer who Ann Hunnewell says recruited her and her husband, resigned in 2010 after his Klan ties became public.
The violence 'against blacks that permeated the area was more than 60 years ago, when the place was more rural and the main industry was citrus. These days, the community of less than 5,000 residents about 50 miles northwest of Orlando has been in-. fused by the thousands of wealthier, more cosmopolitan retirees in the area. Those who live in the bedroom community, which is less than 10 percent black, have reacted not only with shock, but disgust that officers could be involved with the Klan, the mayor said.
"Maybe I'm ignorant, but I didn't realize that they still met and organized and did thatkiid of thing," said Michele Lange, a church volhumteer.
Mayor Chris Bell says he
Police Chief Terry lsaacs speaks at the police department in Fruitland Park. Two police officers are no longer with the city after a lawenforcement report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan.
heard stories about a Klan rally that took place two years before he arrived in the 1970s, but he has never seen anything firsthand. As recently as the 1960s, many in law enforcement in the South were members but "it's exceedingly unusual these days to find a police officer who is secretly a Klansman," said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.
While the Klan used to be politically powerful in the 1920s, when governors and U.S. senators were among its 4 million members, nowadays it is -much less active than other sectors of the radical right and has less than 5,000 members nationwide, Potok said.
"The radical right is quite large and vigorous. The Klan is very small," he said. "The radical right looks down on the Klan." Fruitland Park, though, has been dealing with alleged KKK ties and other problems in the police ranks since 2010, when Elkins resigned after his estranged wife made his membership public. Last week, residents were told Borst and the Hunnewells had been members of the United Northern and Southern KpIights Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, though its presence in their town wasn't noticeable. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement sent the police chief a report linking the officers to the Klan based on information from the FBI. Both men didn't return repeated phone mes-
sages to their homes, but Borst told the Orlando Sentinel he has never been a Klan member. Ann Hunnewell - who was a police department secretary until 2010 told Florida investigators that former Police Chief J.M. Isom asked her and her ex-husband to join the KKK in 2008, trying to learn if Elkins was a member. Isom, though, shortly after Elkins resigned, also quit after he was accused of getting incentive pay for earning bogus university degrees'.-
Panhandle homicide suspect captured
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PANAMA CITY- Florida Panhandle authorities say a man wanted in connection with three homicides has been captured in Alabama.
The Bay County Sheriff's Office.tells The News Herald that Derrick Ray Thompson was taken into custody without incident early Tuesday in Troy,
Alabama, on a warrant for the slaying of nightclub owner Allen Johnson.
Thompson also was wanted for questioning in the deaths of a Milton couple, Steven and Debra Zackowski.
The sheriffs office has scheduled a Tuesday afternoon news conference to release more details
about Thompson's arrest. Deputies were en route to serve Thompson with a homicide warrant and begin the process for extraditing him to Florida, said Bay County State Attorney's Office spokesman David Angier. Authorities issued a nationwide alert for Thompson and Johnson's truck after Johnson was found shot to death Monday in his Lynn Haven home. Santa Rosa County authorities say the bodies of Zackowskis were discovered fatally shot Sunday in their home. Thompson was driving Johnson's truck, and he had several handguns and a rifle in the vehicle with him, Troy Police Department Lt. Brian Weed told the Pensacola News. journal.
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An eighth generation Floridian, Drake currently resides in the Eucheeanna community in Walton County. Drake comes from a family of public servants in Florida's panhandle area. His grandfather, J. Troy Peacock, represented Jackson County in the Florida House of Representatives in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and his father, David Earl Drake, served as superintendent of Walton County Schools from 1976 to 1980. His mother, the late Anna Kay Peacock Drake, taught school in the Walton County School District for 35 years.
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a plan for replacing older fire trucks with newer trucks as they age out. The newer models should be those recognized by the entity that sets an area's fire rating, volunteers said, in part because that number can play a major role in how much homeowners in a given area pay for their insurance premiums.
The money, supporters say, would essentially be used as leverage for grants when possible and be escrowed toward the purchase of fire trucks for the various units receiving the county fire contribution. Working together, the volunteers could determine which trucks need replacing from year to year, Gay said, and the extra money would help ensure that each of the departments would be able to slowly bring their fleets up to date.
After graduating from the University of Florida, Drake served as legislative aide to state Rep. Don Brown for seven years before being elected to the House in 2008. While in office, he spearhead the effort to repeal the burdensome mandate of unnecessary septic tank inspections in North Florida, co-sponsored a Florida Constitutional amendment to prohibit the enforcement of the individual mandate of Obamacare and co-sponsored legislation to protect Floridians' 2nd Amendment rights from unnecessary local regulation. When redistricting placed Drake in the same district as Rep. Coley in 2012, he chose to step aside and support her re-election.
Drake maintains that because Florida's population is 19 million people with 17 million living south of Ocala, it is absolutely critical that Northwest Florida have an experienced and proven leader in Tallahassee.
"When south Florida leg-
islators come to the table, they don't approach with benevolence. We better make darn sure that we have someone there that knows how to push back when warranted, appropriate adequate funding and shield our water," he said. Carrying with him alist of priorities, Drake says that he wants to increase road and water utilityinfrastructure in northwest Florida, wield policy reflective of the Florida and United States Constitutions and continue a process that he worked on previously in peeling back discovered regulatory barriers that are archaic or unnecessary. In his last two years, 2010.2012, Drake sat on the House Subcommittee on Rules & Regulation. The Speaker of the House established this committee to allow all Floridians a public access point to make recommendations to the legislature where they could report unnecessary and burdensome red-tape obstacles. The committee would review the sug-
Under the volunteers' plan for the extra funding, the money would remain under the ultimate control of the county. None would be spent without board approval for specific purchases.
Supporters say the extra money and the equipment it could buy might help the county achieve better fire ratings and ultimately perhaps result in lower insurance premiums for homeowners.
Malone Mayor GeneWright, speaking as spokesman of the mayors' alliance he founded a few years ago, said the municipalities in that organization who have volunteer fire departments are all in agreement that doubling the amount is both necessary and fair.
He also pointed out that Malone absorbed some of the responsibility for keeping the Bascom volunteer fire department up and running, and that the two have together built a core of 18 volunteers after starting with just a couple of people
gestions from the general public and vote to remove or repeal unnecessary statutes. Through lengthy discussions and deliberations on the regulatory climate, the legislators worked with the governor to remove over 2,500 different rules that were on the books. In addition to his prior legislative service, Brad Drake currently serves on the board of trustees at Northwest Florida State College. Drake is also supported and endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Florida Right to Life, Florida Police (PBA) and the Florida Professional Firefighters.
Florida House District 5 is made up of nearly 160,000 northwest Floridians and spans across the panhandle covering all of Walton, Holmes, Washington and Jackson counties and a portion of north Bay County.
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Interior improvements to the building and equipment upgrades have helped shore up the Bascom/ Malone fire service, he said. Wright said the challenges of running a small fire department, even with free labor, are numerous and that more help from the county is warranted.
All the volunteers, he said, respond to calls well outside the small geographic area they're asked to be responsible for outside their city limits, and the county already gets a lot of value for the money it contributes to each department every year. Alford Mayor George Gay, himself a firefighter with the Marianna Fire Department, also spoke in support of the proposed uptick. He said that the plan presented Tuesday evolved after volunteer teams came together to talk about potential solutions to their similar challenges. ' Commissioners did not make an immediate decision on the request.
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Frank McKeithen released details of the Allen JohnThompson son homiThompson cide case and the arrest of Derrick Ray Thompson, the man authorities believe is responsible for the crime. On Tuesday afternoon, Johnson was discovered dead in his Wilson Avenue home by family members who had gone there after being unable to reach him by phone. Thompson, already a person of interest in a Santa Rosa County double homicide, was identified as a suspect, according to Bay County officials. Thompsons vehicle was left in the victim's driveway and a silver Toyota Tundra was missing from the victim's residence, Law enforcement believed Thompson had taken it.
A Bay County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said in a statement that shortly after the homicide, Thompson used the victim's money and cell phone to purchase illegal narcotics in Bay County. That information led to an arrest warrant for Thompson. Information on the suspect and the vehicle was distributed to media outlets in the Panhandle and in areas of Alabama where law enforcement suspected Thompson might go. A citizen in Troy, Alabama, familiar with a description of the vehicle from media reports, spotted the victim's Toyota Tundra and reported it to local law enforcement. Inclement weather and a suspect who was believed to be armed led a team comprised of the US Marshals, the Troy Police Department, and the Pike County Sheriff's Office to wait until daybreak before moving on Thompson. In the morning, as the suspect attempted to leave the property, SWAT deployed a flash bang device and took a stunned Thompson into custody without further incident. Law enforcement from Bay and Santa Rosa
counties traveled to Pike County, Alabama, to interview Thompson. Investigators now believe he committed the double murders in Santa Rosa County- on Saturday, July 19, fled the area and stayed with a friend on Panama City Beach Saturday night. On Sunday, Thompson is believed to have spent the night in a Chipley motel, at some point discovering through online news reports that authorities had connected him to the Santa Rosa County double homicide. On Monday, Thompson used a motel clerk's phone to call Johnson, an acquaintance, ahd ask if he could come to Johnson's Wilson Avenue home to borrow money. Authorities believe Johnson was unaware that Thompson was a suspect in the Santa Rosa County crimes. BCSO says Thompson gave law enforcement details of the Johnson murder that had not yet been released to the public. Thompson was charged with an open count of murder in the death of Allen Johnson and was later extradited to Bay County and face first appearance. BCSO says State Attorney Offices for the First and 14th judicial circuits will determine which homicide case will be tried first.
Johnson was a BCSO deputy from 1974 to 1988, working as a confidential informant before becoming an officer. He was the first to work undercover in drug enforcement for BCSO.
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Miami police charge man in 11-year-old's slaying
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MIAMI - A South Florida man stabbed his exgirlfriend's 11-year-old daughter and tried to make her death look like a suicide, according to police. Miguel Ruiz Lobo did not get along with Martha Guzman, Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa said Monday.
"She convinced, her mother to dump him,"
The girl's mother, Amaury Alvarenga, found her June 25 in a pool of blood with a knife in her throat. Police tell The Miami Herald that Lobo tried to make the slaying look like a suicide but sliced through tendons in the girl's wrists, which would have made it impossible for her to stab herself in the throat. According to police, DNA found in skin under Mar-
tha's fingernails has been matched to Lobo, who had cuts and scratches on his body when he was first contacted by investigators. "It shows she was fighting him off, but he was so big she wouldn't have been able to," Orosa said. Lobo was held Tuesday without bail on charges of first-degree murder and burglary. Miami-Dade County Jail records did not show whether he had
Alvarenga said Martha had a history of cutting herself, but she had talked with a doctor about it and she would not have committed suicide. SAccording to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Lobo was arrested in February for driving without a license, but he had no other criminal history.
Alvarenga filed a peti-
tion March 31 with MiamiDade County Circuit Court to place a restraining order against Lobo. In the petition, Alvarenga said Lobo had recently accosted her while he was intoxicated, grabbing her shirt as she waited for a ferry to take her to work. Security guards subdued Lobo and police were not called. Acting Circuit Court Judge Judith Rubenstein initially denied the peti-
tion, ruling that "there is no appearance of an immediate and present danger of domestic violence." Alvarenga's request was denied for a final time April 14.
Martha's parents buried her in their hometown of Olanchito, Honduras. "I feel a little better knowing he was arrested. I know this is not going to bring back my daughter," Jorge Guzman said.
Tropical depression moving westward
MIAMI - A tropical
depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next few days.
The depression's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday were 35 mph (55 kph). Little change is strength is expected Tuesday, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says some weakening is expected byWednesday night. The depression is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure in two to three days.
The depression is
centered about 800 miles (1290 kilometers) east of tie Lesser Antilles and is moving west at about 18 mph (30 kph).
Fla. sues for failed
PORT ST. LUCIE - The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit seeking to recoup millions of taxpayer dollars provided to the failed Digital Domain film visual effects company.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Department of Economic Opportunity in St. Lucie County Circuit Court against Digital Domain Media Group and a number of other entities. Digital Domain had promised to create about 500 jobs at a Port St. Lucie animation studio and aWest Palm Beach film school, but it filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
The lawsuit contends
Digital Domain defrauded the state out of $20 million in seed money by misrepresenting its debt problems and other allegedly fraudulent acts. The company also got $62 million in funding from St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. Its shutdown resulted in 280 layoffs.
video from two cameras does not show how the child ended up in the road outside his apartment complex Sunday. McElroy says that based on the boy's injuries, physical evidence at the scene, the surveillance footage and witness statements, it appears that the child was a victim of a hitand-run or traffic crash. Investigators have been searching for a dark green or black Ford Expedition. McElroy says it's possible that the driver did not realize the child had been hit.
A witness reported seeing the child fall from the vehicle, but police later said the videos made them question that information.
SunRail takes initial steps
ORLANDO -The Florida Department of Transportation has begun the process to eventually extend central Florida's new commuter train to Orlando International Airport.
Officials representing SunRail said Monday during a presentation to members of the Central Florida dommuter Rail Commission that an initial request to enter project development was submitted last month to the Federal Transit, Administration. Theproposed Phase
3 calls for a 5.5-mile extension of SunRail, using 3.5 miles of existing city-owned track and 2 miles of new track within airport property. It would connect with a planned $214 million intermodal center at OIA which the Federal Aviation Administration has approved q request to construct. A key part of the project' would link OIA with the private All Aboard Florida rail line that plans to run from Miami to Orlando.
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TALLAHASSEE - Tallahassee police say a Florida State University professor found dead at his home last week was shot in the head before dying at the hospital. Spokesman David Northway says there are no suspects, and the department continues to ask for tipsfrom the public.
Officers found College of Law professor Dan Markel on Friday morning and believe he was the intended target.
Northway said the
department has received many calls to the tip line but would not provide other details of the case. He declined comment when asked if there was evidence of more than one gunshot and if there were signs of forced entry.
increased the reward for information leading to an arrestfrom $1,000 to $3,000.
Boy killed in crash, did not fallfrom car
police say a 4-year-old boy initially believed to have fallen from a vehicle instead was the victim of a crash.
Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said 'ITuesday that surveillance
burien in rensacoia PENSACOLA- An airman who died after being run over by a government vehicle during an Air Force training exercise will be buried in Florida's Panhandle.
A funeral will be held Friday morning at a Pensacola church for Senior Airman Timothy J. Wright. The service will be followed by a burial at Barrancas National Cemetery. David Wright tells the Pensacola News Journal that the public is welcome to mourn the 30-year-old airman.
Officials at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, say several unit members who witnessed the accident last week attempted to revive Wright before emergency personnel arrived. The incident remains utfider investigation. Wright was assigned to Pope's 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron as an aeromedical evacuation technician. He previously served as an aerospace medical service technician at.Travis Air Force Base, California.
2 swimmers drown in central Florida MELBOURNE - Central Florida authorities are warning ocean swimmers
to beware of rip currents after the deaths of two people over the weekend.
Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Maria Fernez says Darrius Rodwell of Mims drowned Saturday and Jose Sanchez of Texas drowned Sunday. Sanchez's hometown was not released. Brevard County Ocean Rescue Assistant Chief EisenWitcher tells Florida Today that lifeguards rescued 19 people from the rip currents over the weekend.
Forecasters warned that
-rip current conditions will continue for the next several days. Witcher urges swimmers at central Floridabeaches to stay near lifeguards.
2 dogs that mauled boy are euthanized
RIVERVIEW - Two pit bulls that mauled a 4-year-old Tampa Bay-area boy have been euthanized. Logan Shepard's uncle owned the dogs. The boy was visiting his uncle's Riverview home Saturday when he was killed in the yard.
Police said Billy Frederick Sr. put the dogs in cages before the boy arrived. Logan's father tells the Tampa Bay Times that the dogs later were. released into the yard. No charges have been filed. Police have said Logan was left alone while the adults talked in another room, but Frederick's wife says Logan was watching television with a teenage cousin. Police say the adults heard screams and discovered the dogs standing over Logan in the yard. Hillsborough County authorities tell The Tampa Tribune that Frederick voluntarily surrendered the dogs, which were euthanized.
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PINELLAS PARK- Consumer-goods giant Unilever is closing an ice cream factory in the Tampa Bay area and laying off roughly 210 people. Unilever.spokeswoman Jaime Stein tells the. Tampa Bay Times that the company plans to shift its ice cream production to plants in Tennessee and Missouri.
The Pinellas Park plant will close between September and the end of the year.
Stein says employees were notified about the closure two weeks ago. The 55,000-square-foot factory produces KIlondike, Good Humor and Popsicle frozen treats. Unilever's ice cream sales stumbled in the U.S.
last year, which the company blamed in a January report on "high levels of low-priced competition." CEO Paul Polman told a conference that the company's ice cream portfolio was the "main culprit" to blame for curbing Unilever's profitability.
FSU addresses campus safety TALLAHASSEE - Florida State University is hiring a Title IX director and two sexual violence prevention coordinators before the fall term starts in five weeks. Interim President Garnett Stokes tells the Tallahassee Democrat that the university is not waiting for a federal investigation to conclude before addressing campus safety and sexual assaults. Stokes says the university has formed several. committees to assess its response to sexual violence complaints and is preparing to make changes.
Florida State is one of 55 colleges and universities being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for possible Title IX violations. Federal officials also have questioned whether Florida State adequately investigated allegations that Heisman Trophy-, winner Jameis Winston' sexually assaulted another student. After Tallahassee police and prosecutors investigated, Winston was not charged.
St. Petersburg gets new police chief
ST. PEERSBURG - The police chief in Clearwater has been selected to head St. Petersburg's police force.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman told city leaders that he has selected Anthony Holloway to fill the Vacancy left by the retirement of Chief Chuck Harmon. The mayor is expected to hold a news conference with Holloway on Tuesday. The 52-year-old has been the police chief in Clearwater for the last four years.
The Clearwater department is about half the size of St. Petersburg's. Holloway became the city's first black captain before leaving in 2007 to lead the Somerville Police Department in Massachusetts. In 2010, he returned to Clearwater as chief. Since then, he has updated the agency's crimeltracking technology and required his officers to have more face-to-face contact with residents..
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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - A destructive wildfire in northcentral Washington state grew slightly overnight, but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control, officials said Tuesday.
The Carlton Complex of fires had burned nearly 400 square miles and was 16 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, fire spokeswoman Jessica Payne said. On Monday, the fire was just 2 percent contained.
"If the weather holds, as it is now, we may have more success today," she said.
Firefighters and local authorities have been heartened by forecasts that call for cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle the largest fire in state history But even though wetter weather has moved in, they worry that lightning strikes could ignite more fires.
"That's always a concern," Payne said. Tuesday's forecast called for lighter winds, and light showers have already moved through the area and were expected again later in the day, said National Weather Service meteorologist John Livingston.
Winds aren't expected to be a problem Tuesday afternoon or. evening, but they will pick up a bit Wednesday, Livingston said, along with more rain and temperatures in the 70s. But by Monday, he said, dry weather and temperatures into the 90s are expected to return. Payne said the wetter weather also brought concerns about the potential for flash flooding as a result of loss of ground vegetation that has been burned away.
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A firefighting plane drops water from Fishtrap Lake on a stubborn fire burning near the lake in Lincoln County Sunday near Cheney, Wash. The fire started Saturday afternoon and spread to several thousand acres, driven by high winds.
acres, the Carlton Complex is larger than the 1902 Yacolt Burn, which consumed 238,920 acres in southwestern Washington and was the largest recorded forest fire in state history, according to HistoryLink.org, an online resource of Washington state history.
The fire is being blamed for one death. Rob Koczewski, 67, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday while he and his wife were hauling water and digging fire lines near their home. Koczewski was a retired Washington State Patrol trooper and U.S. Marine. The number of homes destroyed remained at 150, Payne said.
More than 2,100 firefighters and support crew are involved with fighting the fire, Payne said. She said firefighters have had success with fire lines on the east side of state
Highway 153 between onTuesday. Carlton and Twisp, and "If that's successful, it will they will be burning lines mitigate some. of the risk around Pearrygin Lake to the homes in the area,"
President Barack Obama was arriving in the state for a fundraiser, and Gov. Jay
Inslee was scheduled to meet with him in the afternoon to provide a briefing on the fires.
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Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack
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DANVILLE, Pa. - Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock'thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull- to keep her alive. After nearly two weeks, including a surgery lasting more than 13 hours that involved removing damaged parts of her brain, they are cautiously optimistic. Screws, boltsand plates now hold together the face of the seventh-grade teacher from Uniontown, Ohio, who was left with a large, gaping wound across her forehead and broken bones when she was struck on July 10. That's when police say four teenagers - three now charged as adults, one as a juvenile - decided to throw rocks from an Interstate 80 overpass as Budd, her husband and a daughter happened to be passing through central Pennsylvania on their way to see a show in NewYork. That first night, surgeons at Geisinger Medical Center did what they could to clean out pieces of her skull that were jutting into her brain. They also removed parts of her intact skull to allow for the swelling they knew would soon follow.
"We had to make sure that she was going to survive, that was our .immediate goal for the first 72 hours," Dr. Atom Sarkar, her neurosurgeon, said Monday.
The damage destroyed barriers the skull forms that make separate compartments needed to avoid, infection of the brain from the nose and mouth. Doctors also had to use a piece of her skull to fabricate a bridge between her eyes.
Kaylee Budd, one of the
Budds' four children, was driving when the rock crashed through the front windshield of their Nissan Rogue.
The college sophomore stopped and turned on the light to see her 52-year-old mother had suffered horrifying injuries. From some 20 feet above, the rock apparently struck Sharon Budd directly on the forehead.
It hit like an explosion, said Randy Budd, who described the injuries as so gruesome that he wasn't sure what he was seeing - blood and possibly brain matter amid shattered glass.
Waiting for help, Kaylee and Randy held Sharon's hands, prayed, did what they could to reassure her and tried to prevent her from rubbing her head wound.
At the hospital, a physician braced Randy Budd for the worst, saying sh6 was perilously close to death and advising him to call loved ones. "Two gentlemen came up and said:'We're going to do an emergency surgery Give her a chance to live.' I just signed. Some eye doctors came in and basi-' cally said the same thing. I signed," Randy Budd said. It took her about a week to recuperate enough for ear, nose and throat sur-' geons to perform more comprehensive work on her face.
It was during-that follow-up surgery on Thursday that doctors realized damage to the right frontal lobe of her brain and some parts of the left were likely to continue giving her problems and needed to be removed.
The frontal lobe helps determine personality, a particularly bitter fate for Sharon, a woman with a wide network of friends and a devotion to her
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This undated photo provided by Randy Budd shows him and his wife, Sharon Budd, a middle school language arts teacher. On July 10, a football-sized rock thrown from an interstate overpass in central Pennsylvania shattered her skull, but after nearly two weeks, including a surgery' lasting more than 13 hours that involved removing damaged parts of her brain, doctors are cautiously optimistic.
career as a language arts teacher.
"That part of the brain actually affects your social interactivity, how she is as a person, if she's warm and compassionate, or bubbly and ebullient, or just quiet and reserved," Sarkar said. "That doesn't mean that she can't be the person she was."
Her arms and legs appear to be moving appropriately, but doctors don't know how her dexterity
and fine motor control will be affected. It is likely she has permanently lost the use of her right eye. A tube in her brain was removed Monday, and al-, though she is somewhat sedated, she has been able to follow her doctors' commands, mostly shaking her head or wiggling her fingers and toes, Randy Budd said Tuesday.
Doctors hope to perform additional skull reconstruction, and at some
point remove the hardware. The scar from the rock runs from her right ear across her forehead; the one from the procedure to remove portions of her skull goes across the top of her head, from ear to ear.
Now theywait to see how she progresses. "We can say she's not going to die," Sarkar said, "but there's a very far gulf betweennot dying and being the person you were."
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Homeless slayings underscore dangers of living on the street
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- The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes. One of the teens charged with beating the men beyond recognition , with ' cinderblocks, bricks and a metal pole told police the trio had attacked more than 50 other homeless people in recent months. But police Tuesday said no one has come forward to report any potentially linked crimes, despite outreach to the community and the groups that work with transients. Crimes against transients are historically underreported, Sgt. Simon Drobik said.
"It a very deep subculture, underground kind of lifestyle. They use street names.... They are a hard population to reach. But they are victims, unfortunately," he said. Meantime, prosecutors were preparing to seek first-degree murder indictments against all three teens, with the expectation of trying them together in adult court.
Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said the 15- and
16-year-old suspects have been charged as serious youthful offenders, meaning that if they are indicted on the first-degree murder charges they will be tried alongside the 18-year-old suspect in adult court.
However, because the two are minors, a judge will have more leeway in sentencing if they are convicted.
First-degree murder convictions carry a mandatory life sentence for adults.
Eighteen-year-old Alex Rios and the two younger suspects are charged with attacking three homeless men as they slept Friday night in a lot that was a regular camping ground for transients in southwest Albuquerque. The suspects' lawyers and families declined comment after their initial court appearance Monday. Rios is being held in the county jail, while the younger suspects are in juvenile' custody, Brandenburg said. SAccording to a criminal complaint, the 15-year-old said the trio had been terrorizing homeless people around the city for about year, but they had never gone that far. ï¿½ Brandenburg called it a "hateful act" against a vulnerable population.
"It boggles all of our minds," she said.
Linda Fuller, director of St. Martin's Hospitality Center, a day shelter, told the Albuquerque Journal that violence among the homeless "has been happening for the 18 years that I've been here. But the public doesn't hear about it until somebody dies."
In June, a homeless woman was killed while sleeping on a sidewalk near a rescue mission when struck by a pickup truck that police said they believed purposely veered onto the sidewalk. The driver has not been identified.
A lot of the violence against homeless people happens while they're sleeping, "so even if they wanted to, they couldn't recognize or identify anyone," Fuller said. A 52-year-old homeless man, Cecil Riggs, told the newspaper he frequently hears from other homeless people about "how they got hit or were'beat up or were robbed and they're scared to be out here." Andrew Gonzales, who has been homeless since 1996, said he sleeps next to a gravestone in a cemetery.
"My friends tell me it's creepy and ask if I'm afraid to be sleeping there with all those dead people," said Gonzales, 59. "I tell them it's not the dead ones you have to worry about."
General: Guard to take observation role at border
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McALLEN, Texas Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday. Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said the troops will help deter illicit traffic while U.S. Border Patrol agents deal with a record spike of unaccompanied. minors entering the country. The Texas National Guard troops are headed to border on the orders of Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who has been a chief critic of the White House response to the crisis and is considering another run for president in 2016.
Nichols said troops will be armed for their safety, but when asked if their weapons would be loaded would say only that ammunition would be in magazines. .
"That's about as far as I want to go because if the cartel folks understand what we can and can't do then they may take advantage of that," Nich6ls told The Associated Press. Nichols said troops will deploy to the Rio Grande Valley in the next few weeks and that no end date for the operation has
The deployment will cost Texas an estimated $12 million a month- on top of an extra $1.3 million a week the state has recently been giving its Department of Public Safety to ramp up operations along the border. Since October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children and teenagers have entered the U.S. illegally- more than double compared with the same period a year earlier. Most have been from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, where rampant gang violence and intense poverty have driven tens of thousands of people outside their borders. More than 3,000 Border Patrol agents ' currently work in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, and Perry had repeatedly asked President Barack Obama to send the National Guard to the border amid the influx. Perry's order has drawn backlash from Democrats and even some local sheriffs and police chiefs in counties along the Texas border. They call the deployment an ill-conceived militarization and have questioned assertions by Perry and other Republicans who say criminals are exploiting the surge while the Border Patrol is overwhelmed taking in children.
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GOP voters in Georgia to decide Senate nominee
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ATLANTA- Georgia Republicans have only a few more hours before they have a Senate nominee in a race that will help decide which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's administration. The campaigns of Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue continued their last-minute appeals Tuesday as they look for any advantage after a nine-week runoff campaign.
But voter sentiments suggest the fault lines in the race have been clear for weeks, if not months. Kingston supporters like his experience after 11 terms representing southeast Georgia in Congress. Perdue voters say it's time for something different.
Perdue led the primary in May, but both men fell well shy of the majority necessary to win outright. The winner faces Michelle Nunn, one of the few chances for Democrats to pick up a Republican-held seat this fall as the party tries to maintain its majority. Also on the November ballot is Libertarian Amanda Swafford, a former councilwoman from Flowery Branch. Republicans, meanwhile, know they can ill afford to lose retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat if they hope to elect the six additional senators they need to run the chamber. Kevin and Nancy Langston of Marietta both backed Kingston over Perdue.
Nancy Langston, a 43year-old business systems analyst, said she's unhappy with Congress and the president. There's a temptation to go with someone new, she said, "But without a record, its hard to put your finger on somebody." Her husband, a 53-yearold payroll coordinator, also said he was comfort-
A sign directs voters at a polling site Tuesday in Atlanta. Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the U.S. Senate GOP runoff between Jack Kingston and David Perdue. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in November. In addition to the high-profile GOP U.S. Senate runoff, voters in Georgia on Tuesday will cast ballots in a number of other races, including four U.S. House runoffs and state school superintendent.
able with Kingston's record in Congress. Kingston often cited his 90-percent plus ratings from groups like the American Conservative Union, National Rifle Association and National Right to Life. He also boasted an endorsement, along with more than $2.3 million in advertising, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
TheLangstonsareamong the Republican voters who were up for grabs after supporting someone else in May. They both backed Rep. Paul Broun, who finished well behind Kingston and Perdue. About 263,000 of the 605,000 primary voters cast primary ballots for one of the five candidates who finished outside the runoff. Kingston and Perdue aides say they expect fewer than 500,000 ballots for the runoff.
In Colutnbus, Perdue
supporter Mary Sue Polleys said she's been with Perdue since researching all the candidates early in the campaign. "I've been worried about our country for several years now," said the 70year-old former school board member. 'And you just can't listen to David talk about his ideas and his experience without being taken in."
Polleys said Perdue's business success at Reebok and Dollar General - and even his experience at the
failed textile firm Pillowtex
- demonstrates a leader who can tackle serious problems in big organizations. It also makes Perdue the stronger candidate against Nunn, she said. NunnandPerdue, Polleys said, both have an "outsider" message, but she argued that Perdue's resume trumps Nunn's work leading Republican President George H.W Bush's Points of Light foundation. "She's a nonprofit CEO. He's a for-profit CEO. Everything she's done de-
pends on people like him," Polleys said.
The nominee will immediately have to come up with more money for the general campaign. Nunn has raised more than $9
million so far and recently reported having $2.3 million left to spend. Kingston reported a balance of about $1.2 million, while Perdue said he had less than $800,000.
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Chipola Basketball Chipola signs DePaul transfer Marrero
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The Chipola Indians have made another addition to their 2014 recruiting class, with former DePaul Blue Demons player DeJuan Marrero signing with the Indians this week.
Marrero, a 6-foot-5, 219-pound small forward, played in 25 games for the Blue Demons as a freshman in 2013-14, averaging 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while shooting 40 percent from the field. The Gary, Ind., native was rated a three-star prospect out of high school in 2012 by ESPN, Rivals, and Scout after playing four years for Bowman Academy.
Marrero suffered a torn ACL before his freshman season at DePaul and had to take a redshirt, and he will have one year of eligibility to play for the Indians. He joins a Chipola recruiting class that includes 6-foot-3 Odessa transfer K.J. Scott, 6-foot-7 Atlanta forward Greg King, 6-foot-7 Atlantic City forward Junior Saintel, 6-foot-2 Central Community College-Columbus transfer Tra-Deon Hollins, and 6-foot-10 Gambian big man Ali Sinear.
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KYLE TELECHAN/THETIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA DePaul University transfer DeJuan Marrero has signed to play for the Chipola Indians next season.
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Southern Elite takes 3rd in World Series
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Alford Southern Elite Fastpitch 12U team took third-place in the United States Fastpitch Association World Series in Panama City over the weekend. The club, which featured girls from Chipley, Bonifay and surrounding areas, went 10-2 in the tournament that featured 47 teams from all over the country, winning its first eight games
before suffering a pair of losses Friday. It wasn't the championship the team was hoping for, but it was an impressive result nonetheless.
"We wished for more for the girls, but third was an outstanding finish," coach Jeff Vandever said. "The girls really had a good time out there and did real well. We hoped for better, but taking third out of 47 teams is not too bad. It's a big accomplishment for them." Club president Don Holland echoed
"The girls played extremely well. I'm very proud of them," he said. "They played hard from start to finish and gave all they had. It was a blast for our local team to play with girls from all over. It means a lot, not just to me personally, but it means a lot to our community. We had a chance to win it, but we just ran out of gas at the end."
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College Ibotball New ACC settles into era of stability
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.
It's where a founding member is out, a fast-rising program is in, Notre Dame is there, too - sort of- and nobody else is leaving. Where a one-time punchline of a conference now boasts the Heisman Trophy winner, the reigning national champion and a handful of other individual award winners.
And where stability finally has arrived - with its status as a power conference secure entering the College Football Playoff era - leaving its members optimistic about its future. "I think everybody is where they want to be," Commissioner John Swofford said. "That's real important."
So, here comes ambitious Louisville into its fourth conference since 2004. There goes Maryland, off to the Big Ten. And Notre Dame is at least dipping its toe into the league, starting a scheduling arrangement in which it will play a handful of ACC teams every season while keeping its prized football independence.
Notre Dame will play host to North Carolina and Louisville, travel to Florida State.and take on Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
The Fighting Irish joined in all sports except football and hockey last year, with Pittsburgh and Syracuse also coming on. In the board room, Swofford said the new schools have "meshed so comfortably with our league, and that's a real credit to the individuals around the table.
It feels like we've been together a lot longer than we have, and that's really a good thing." These 15 schools are bonded at least through 2026-27 by a grantof-rights agreement that was announced last year and pumped the brakes on realignment. So, what appears to be the final reshuffling - for a while, at least
- shifts the ACC's footprint into the Midwest, moving into Kentucky and Indiana. "I think the benefit comes from the quality of schools and athletic programs," Swofford said. "The quality is really what's brought to the table and along with it, from a pure marketplace standpoint, our footprint now has the largest population and the most television sets of any conference's footprint in the country."
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Big 12 commissioner issues dire warning about potential changes
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DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
"You're going to hate it going forward," Bowlsby said. "There's a lot of change coming." During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the "strange environment" that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools. Bowlsby said he's doesn't think there is a real understanding of how much lawsuits -which he numbered as seven and "growing all the time" - could radically alter things. "I think all of that in the end will cause programs to be eliminated. I think you'll see men's Olympic sports go away as a result of the new funding chpllenges that are coming down the pike," he said. "I think there may be tension among and between sports on campus and institutions that have different resources." While acknowledging the outcomes are unknown, the former Stanford athletic director expressed concern about fewer opportunities for some athletes to go college in the future. "I fear that we will get past the change and then we'll realize that all, the gymnastics programs went away, or that we have agents on campus all the time negotiating playing time for student athletes," he said. "There's all kind of Armageddon scenarios you could come up with. ... You wouldn't have to be a very good fiction writer to come up with some scenarios that would be pretty scary."
A year ago, Bowlsby's opening address was part
of a coordinated effort by the leaders of the power conferences - the Big 12, SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC - in calling for transformative changes in the governance system of the NCAA.
The NCAA board of directors is set to vote Aug. 7 on a proposal to give schools in the highestprofile conferences more influence over college rules. The proposal also would give athletic directors and athletes bigger roles in the legislative process, and give the power conferences autonomy to make their own bylaws. That vote will come a day after the Big 12 sponsors in New York the first in a scheduled series of forums on the state of college athletics. When addressing potential unionization of football and basketball players, Bowsby said "student-athletes are not employees. They should never be employees. It's not an employee/employer relationship." Bowlsby also said the NCAA is "headed down a path of significant financial difficulty" with revenues from television packages going up about 2 1/2 percent a year while expenses are increasing more than 4 percent annually.
That includes schools paying $1 million or more per year under new rules to start providing unlimited food and nutrition to student-athletes. Plus, future scholarships could provide more money to cover the full cost of attendance.
"I think that's great. I think there are ways that it costs more than room, board, books, tuition, and fees to go to school," Bowlsby said. " But even in an environment where we have some additional revenue coming in from television resources, primarily, it is going to be very difficult for many institutions to fund that.
Temnnessee vs WVU in Charlotte in 2018
-West Virginia and Tennessee will open the 2018 college football season at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The Charlotte Sports Foundation on Tuesday announced the first meeting between the schools. The game will be played Sept. 1, 2018. It will mark the first game for Tennessee in Charlotte. It also will be the Volunteers' third neutral-site game in four years. Tennessee opens the 2015 season at LP Field in Nashville against UAB and will meet Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016. West Virginia has gone 1-1 in bowl games at Bank of America Stadium.
Big 12 picks 1st female
DALLAS - The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine "Cat" Conti will be on the crew for Kansas' season opener at home Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State. While calling this a good opportunity for Conti and the league, Bowlsby says Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson assigned Conti "because she is just a darned good
Bowlsby says Conti, a Southland Conference official, has paid her dues. Kansas coach Charlie Weis jokingly said he'll try not to use as many curse words during the game.
DL Stansbury leaves
Aggies; DB Davis
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M defensive lineman Gavin Stansbury has left the team to focus on what coach Kevin Sumlin calls "personal issues." Stansbury had been a starter on last season's Aggies' defensive front, playing in 10 games and recording 47 total tackles and three sacks. Sumlin did not elaborate the personal matters Stansbury was addressing. In April, Stansbury was arrested and charged in Harris County with misdemeanor assault after a Rice University student accused him of pouring beer on the student's head and punching him in the face. Stansbury's attorney has said the charge is a case of mistaken identity. Sumlin also confirmed in a statement that freshman defensive backVictor Davis has been suspended from the team after his recent arrest in his hometown of Rosenberg on a shoplifting charge.
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Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., on Monday.
Petrino returns for Louisville's 1st ACC season
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Bobby Petrino turned Louisville into a top10 team nearly a decade ago. Now, more than two years after a scandal derailed his career, Petrino is back with the Cardinals as they enter the Atlantic Coast Conference. The 53-year-old coach is out to show he is worthy of a second chance with the school he left for the NFL.
"I need to prove to myself and everybody else on a daily basis that this is the right decision," he said Monday during the second of the ACC's two-day preseason event. Petrino was a first-time head coach when he arrived at Louisville in 2003, guiding the Cardinals to a 41-9 record over four seasons that included winning the Orange Bowl after the 2006 season. But his career had a few wild swings as well as an embarrassing off-field incident in the coming years, enough so that Petrino said he is conscious of living up to the extra chance that Louisville has given him.
"I think (with) the experiences I've had, that I can help young men with the obstacles that they're going to be presented with off the field
and the situations that are going to come up," Petrino said. "And be able to help them and give them second chances."
Petrino left Louisville to coach the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, but bolted late in his only season in 2007 to go to Arkansas. Then he was fired there in 2012 after a scandal that began with a motorcycle accident in which he later revealed that his mistress was a passenger. In a statement after his firing, Petrino apologized for hurting his family and letting down the Arkansas community "by making selfish decisions."
"I've taken a lot of criticism in the past," he said then. "Some deserved, some not deserved. This time, I have no one to blame but myself." Petrino went on to coach last season at Western Kentucky, going 8-4 and setting a program record by totaling 5,502 total yards. And when Charlie Strong left to replace Mack Brown at Texas, Petrino had the chance to return to the Cardinals in January.
"He's a great offensive mind, obviously," second-year North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren said. "I have a lot of respect for him. He's a balanced coach. He's not just a guy that throws it around, He's had
great running backs at the schools he's coached, physical offense. He's a bright mind in the offensive world."
Now Petrino is coaching a program in one of the five power conferences, in a division boasting the reigning national champion (Florida State), the returning Heisman Trophy winner (Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston) and another program that won a BCS bowl game (Clemson).
"The division that we're in reminds me a lot of the SEC West," Petrino said of his time at Arkansas, where he went 34-17 in four years. Petrino said his new players have not asked him questions about his recent troubles, though Petrino said he has brought it up in team meetings to "talk about mistakes I made and things that I've done that you need to learn from." He said his focus would be working hard on "coaching the person as much as the player."
When asked whether he felt he had done a good enough job of that in the past, Petrino called it "something I wonder about, whether I paid that much attention to it." "But certainly now I understand that that's a big part of what I'm going to do," he said.
Baylor has different take defending Big 12 title
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DALLAS - Coach Art Briles and Baylor arrived at Big 12 football media days as defending champions for the first time. Briles has a slightly different take on the Bears' newfound standing. "How can you defend and protect something that nobody can take? 2013 is gone forever. That title is ours," Briles said Monday. "We're attacking 2014 just like everybody else. That's our mindset with our players, and that's the way they've been approaching everything."
The first of five coaches on the podium for the first day, Briles used a baseball analogy in that leadoff role.
"The thing that's a little different is, I don't know what the commissioner expected, but we're not going to try to bunt or get a single. I promise you that," he said. "We're swinging for the fences. So maybe he should have put us fourth because that's just the way we approach the game." Even with quarterback Bryce Petty and receiver
Antwan Goodley back, Baylor was picked second in the Big 12 media preseason poll behind Oklahoma. The Bears won 11 games last season before losing 52-42 to UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.
Kansas State and Texas, who will join the Sooners for the second day at the Omni Dallas Hotel, were picked third and fourth, respectively.
Oklahoma State opens Aug. 30 against defending national champion Florida State and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys will have less available practice time once school starts after falling below the NCAA minimum standard with their Academic Progress Rate score over a four-year period.
They can work only 18 hours a week, instead of the standard 20 under NCAA rules, though coach Mike Gundysaidthatwon't be too much of an issue. "We haven't used the 20 hours in a number of years. And when you put it down on paper, we end up being about 45 minutes
short," Gundy said. "We'll incorporate a few new things in two-a-days prior to school starting, when we don't have any limitations, and we'll move forward. I've challenged the players with accepting responsibility to make up for that time during the week." TCU won three consecutive Mountain West Conference titles before switching conferences two years ago, but is 6-12 in Big 12 games and coming off its first losing season since 2004. Coach Gary Patter-
son, the former defensive coordinator who directs that side of the ball, made a significant change in hiring co-offensive coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie this offseason to install a more up-tempo offense.
"Truly a change of philosophy," Patterson said. "It's about scoring points. We can't turn the ball over. And then on defense, it's still about stopping the run, still about maldking people kick field goals and don't give up the big play."
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Texas head coach Charlie Strong listens to a question from a reporter during the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, on Tuesday.
Strong prefers not talking national title
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DALLAS - Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn't / be in the national championship game. The new coach toned down his honest assessment in future stops, then said Tuesday in his first appearance at Big 12 media days that he prefers not even talking about championships. "'I've been part of two national championships. The place (Florida) that I won it at, we never talked about going and winning a national championship," Strong said. "You expect them to have expectations at the University of Texas because you're at a premier program. But it's all about our players and just making sure we go compete. I don't ever want to put pressure on our team, on our players at all. I just want them to go out and just go to work each and every day."
The Longhorns haven't even won a Big 12 title since the '2009 season, when they made it to the national championship game, which is the primary reason Mack Brown is no longer the Texas coach.
Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win its league-high ninth Big 12 title. Texas, which appeared with the Sooners, West Virginia, Kansas State and Iowa State on the second day of media days, is picked fourth. Strong said his national championship comment on the first stop of the spring tour came as the Longhorns had just finished spring practice. "We were not a healthy football team at that time," Strong said. "I can't say just how far off we are and that we will not know that until we go compete this fall. But we still have work to do. Now, we're not as bad as we used to be." Strong said quarterback David Ash played "very well" when healthy last season and is the starter. Ash has been cleared to participate in contact drills after missing most of last season with concussion symptoms and part of spring drills with a broken left foot. Oklahoma coach Bo Stoops sounded hopeful about possibly adding two proven offensive players this season, and not having to wait until 2015 for former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and quarterback Baker Mayfield, a true freshman
starter for Texas Tech last season when he threw for 2,315 yards and 12 touchdowns in eight games. Green-Beckham was dismissed by Missouri in April after several offfield incidents, and this month got to Oklahoma, where Stoops and receivers coach Jay Norvell had personally recruited him out of high school. The Sooners have filed an appeal seeking for him to be able to play this season, a year after 59 catches and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore at Mizzou. "Through extensive conversations with the people at Missouri and our people, it was something that we felt the person that he is, the potential that ,he has as a young man and as an individual, that we felt the opportunity to give him a second chance at our place could serve him well and be great for his future," Stoops said. Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury referred to "just team policy" for a decision blocking Mayfield, who wasn't on scholarship at Texas Tech, from being able to play immediately at Oklahoma without losing a season of eligibility. "'A guy that you haven't invested a scholarship in, I don't know why it would be an issue," Stoops said.
"It's something that we're working through." Bill Snyder will turn 75 during the upcoming season, his 23rd as Kansas State's coach. Told by one reporter that there have been 48 coaches at other Big 12 schools since he was first hired at Kansas State in 1989, Snyder chuckled.
"There's a variety of different reasons. Sometimes people move on," Snyder said. "'The age factor, I can't negotiate that.... I'm as old as time, and that's not going to change." Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads hired former Kansas coach and Oklahoma offensive coordinator Mark Mangino. Rhoads said Mangino has a proven record as a play caller and brings a tough mentality. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said he has never been more excited about going into a season than he is about the Mountaineers' third in the Big 12. Theywere coming off an Orange Bowl victory before getting to the Big 12 and going 6-12 in conference games the last two years. "I think our players in our locker room understand what the Big 12 is all about," Holgorsen said. "They understand how challenging it is."
Briles unfazed by Fisher talk of Big 12 title games
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DALLAS - Baylor coach Art Briles says Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher needs to worry about the ACC
- and not how the Big 12 determines its champion. Fisher, whose Seminoles are defending national champs, said Monday at ACC Media Days in Greensboro, North Carolina, that he believes every conference should have a championship game. When told of the comments at Big 12 Media Days, Briles responded
that he's only concerned about his defending Big 12 champion Bears and not what Florida State and the ACC are doing. Baylor won its first Big 12 title last season, going 8-1 in the 10-team league while playing every conference opponent. The Seminoles went 8-0 in the 14-team ACC last season before beating Duke in the league's championship game. Florida State opens this season Aug. 30 against Big 12 team Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas.
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- TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"
Officers said 20-yearold Haley Brown's right cheek was swollen and she had a cut under her eye when they arrived at d Fort Worth home early Sunday. Police said no charges have been filed and Fields, the Big 12's preseason defensive player of the year, has not been arrested. An emailed statement from TCU says the school doesn't tolerate harassment or misconduct by a student and that the allegations against Fields will be go through an internal discipline process
- which may result in disciplinary action from the university - while he is "separated" from the university.
The school said "separated" means he will
be denied access .to the school and-its activities until police complete their investigation. Brown, wh6 declined to be taken to a hospital for medical treatment, told police she and Fields dated for two years and broke up June 1. Brown said she didn't want to press charges but officers told her a report and family violence packet must be completed. Brown told officers that Fields used his hands to punch out a window in the house and started yelling at her. She said she thought Fields pointed a handgun at her before shouting, "I should blast you!"
Fields was then let inside the house by someone in the home, where he continued to yell at Brown. Fields then allegedly punched Brown once in the face with a closed fist, according to a police summary of the incident that was first reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fields had four tackles without a sack while playing only three games last season.
Paterno son, other former assistant sue
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Former assistant coach Jay Paterno and another former assistant, Bill Kenney, filed a federal lawsuit in Philadelphia on Monday, seeking more than $1 million and a statement from the university saying they did nothing wrong related to Sandusky, who was convicted of abusing several boys, some on campus.
Paterno and Kenney said in the lawsuit that they and other coaches at Penn State were let go in early 2012 "at the height of the Sandusky scandal's dark shroud and without any attempt whatsoever by Penn SState to preserve the reputations of
these guiltless individuals." Joe Paterno was fired as the Nittany Lions' coach before the end of the 2011 season, and his assistants took over for the last few games. Bill O'Brien, who was hired as coach in January 4012, replaced much of Paterno's staff.
In response to the claims in the lawsuit, Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said it's common practice for incoming head coaches to pick their own assistants. She declined to comment further. Jay Paterno was on the coaching staff for 17 seasons, mostly as quarterbacks coach, and Kenney spent 23 years as an offensive assistant and recruiting coordinator. Their lawsuit says Penn State's consent decree with the NCAA over the Sandusky scandal and its commissioned report into the matter led by former FBI director Louis Freeh have made it impossible for them to get hired for comparable positions
in college or professional sports or in the media.
Kenney is now an assistant at Western Michigan University, and Paterno is a freelance sports writer and consultant with a book coming out soon.
Their lawsuit says they have been deprived of their constitutional liberty and property interest without due process of law, alleges intentional interference with contractual relations, says a civil conspiracy has occurred and charges that Penn State violated state wage law. Joe Paterno died of lung cancer in January 2012, two months after Sandusky, his former longtime defensive coordinator, was charged with child sexual abuse. Sandusky was convicted of dozens of criminal counts and is serving a 30- to 60year prison sentence but maintains his innocence, acknowledging he showered with boys but denying he molested them.
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LSU freshman tackle injured punching glass
BATON ROUGE, La. LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might hot be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette says Lealaimatafao was hospitalized Monday to treat a deep cut to his arm.
School officials have not offered further details on why the player punched through glass, the severity
of the injury or the effect it could have on Lealaimatafao's career. Lealaimatafao said on Twitter "Hi everyone, I'm doing well."
The 6-foot, 300-pound Lealaimatafao was a coveted recruit who was expected to compete for playing time immediately. As a senior at San Antonio's Warren High School, he was credited with 53 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was honored as a U.S. Army All-American.
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CLEVELAND - Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week as a backup, had the league's top-selling jersey since April 1. The league said Monday that Manziel's No. 2 outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Dick's Sporting Goods also said that Manziel's jersey is its top seller. Manziel is followed on the NFLShop.com list by
three quarterbacks: Seattle's Russell Wilson, San Francisco's Colin Kaeper.nick and Denver's Peyton Manning. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is fifth followed by St. Louis rookie Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player.
New England's Tom Brady is seventh and New Orleans QB Drew Brees is eighth on the list. Minnesota rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is 13th and Houston defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the top overall pick, had the 16th best-selling jersey. The league did not say
how many Manziel jerseys
- priced at $99.95 a pop
- sold during the period. More than a few seemed to have been purchased in the Cleveland area, where brown or white Manziel jerseys can be found all over the city.
The Browns drafted the former Texas A&M star, who earned his Johnny Football nickname with his playmaking ability, with the No. 22 overall pick on May 8. He's scheduled to report to training camp on Wednesday and will battle with Brian Hoyer to be Cleveland's starter.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the ball during minicamp at the team's facility in Berea, Ohio, on June U.
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Buffalo Bills quarterback El Manuel (3) and running back Fred Jackson (22) run a play during the team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., on Tuesday.
Bills Q, coach differ on performance
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Bills quarterback EJ Manuel and coach Doug Marrone had widely conflicting assessments on how the offense performed on the third day of training camp. Despite numerous errant throws, Manuel didn't see much of anything go wrong Tuesday "Nah, good day," he said. "I thought we ran the ball well. I thought we threw the ball well." Marrone saw things, differently. He agreed when asked if the session was sloppy. And Marrone then provided one-word answers over what he didn't like.
"Execution," he said. "Communication." Marrone also wasn't pleased with Manuel's inability to get the ball off during several 7-on-7 drills, when the quarterback decided to take off
"I'm not fine with that," Marrone said. "I mean, it's 7-on-7. We want to throw the football down the field."
Marrone did credit Manuel for at least not forcing throws and risking interceptions. Aside from rookie receiver SammyWatkins making a few more highlight-reel catches, not much else went right for the Bills' passing game on the first day players wore pads. "We're riot even close to where we'd like to be," Marrone said. "We've got a lot of work ahead of us, as you guys have witnessed today."
Manuel's best throw came on his first pass in 7-on-7, when he hit a wide open Watkins in stride, up the right sideline. Watkins, drafted fourth overall, also made a leaping grab at the sideline of a very wobbly pass thrown by Manuel.
Those were among the few highlights. During one four-snap set, Manuel pulled up and ran twice, and then threw two incompletions. And he had a tough time getting in sync with second-year receiver Robert Woods. On one play, Woods made a quick cut only to have Manuel sail the ball well over his head. On another, Woods went deep, only to have Manuel throw short.
The Bills' offense, and Manuel in particular, are under plenty of scrutiny this summer after struggling for much of last season. As a rookie starter, Manuel's development was slowed by three separate knee injuries that limited the first-round pick to 10 games.
Manuel still struggled when he was healthy. 'He had a 4-6 record with 11 touchdowns, nine interceptions and a 58.8
completion percentage that ranked him 13th among AFC quarterbacks with more than 300 attempts.
The Bills invested plenty this offseason around Manuel. They gave up next year's first-round draft pick to move up five spots to select Watkins and used three of their remaining six selections on offensive linemen. Buffalo also added size at receiver by acquiring Mike Williams in a trade with Tampa Bay.
General manager Doug Whaley said the moves were made with an eye on helping Manuel progress. "It's tough as a rookie," Whaley said. "But by the time we leave training camp, you should see a guy that's standing tall in the huddle and quick and decisive with his decision-making." So far, Manuel has again looked inconsistent.
Bills DT Darous to enter substance abuse program
PITTSFORD, N.Y. Marcell Dareus' attorney says the Buffalo Bills' defensive tackle has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed. Rod Giddens wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Monday that Dareus was allowed to enter the program during a hearing at Cleburne County Court in Alabama earlier in the day. Dareus attended the hearing while being excused from training camp in suburban Rochester, NewYork. Buffalo's WKBW-TV first reported the agreement. Dareus, who is from Alabama, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after being stopped by a state trooper on May 5. j The charges will be
dismissed and potentially expunged should the 2011 first-round draft pick successfully.completes the program.
to delay trial DECATUR, Ala. - An Alabama judge has denied a motion from Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain to delay his trial because of training camp. Decatur Municipal Court Clerk Jessica Haggard said Tuesday that Judge Bill Cook Jr. declined to push back the trial set for Friday on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
McClain's local attorney, Carl Cole, had filed a motion to reschedule because the Cowboys start camp on Thursday. Dallas acquired the rights to McClain from Baltimore on July 1. He was the eighth overall
pick by Oakland out of Alabama in 2010 but had retired and hasn't played since 2012.
Haggard says the case had been postponed three times since McClain's
arrest in April 2013. It was his third arrest in Decatur since 2011. McClain has played in 41 games over three seasons.
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CINCINNATI - The Bengals expect cornerback Leon Hall to be ready for the start of training camp and defensive tackle Geno Atkins to join them for full workouts sometime later, bringing one of the NFL's top defenses closer to full strength.
Hall and Atkins are two of Cincinnati's biggest questions heading into camp. Both are starters who mean a lot to a defense that ranked third in the NFL last season. They're among 13 players who haven't been cleared to fully participate in the Bengals' first practice Thursday. Coach Marvin Lewis expects all of them to be ready for the season opener Sept. 7 at Baltimore. "Actually, all of our guys are doing well," Lewis said Tuesday. "We're fortunate. Our guys are in a good spot."
Hall tore his right Achilles tendon midway through last season, the second time he's sustained such an injury. He"' tore his left Achilles in 2011 but was back as the starter the following year. The 29-year-old cornerback is ahead of schedule in his recovery. The Bengals have been cautious with Hall but expect him to be cleared by the medical staff to take his spot in practice Thursday. "Leon probably could have practiced in . the spring, to be honest with you," defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said. "But he's been around. He knows what we're doing. So it's better to be safe than sorry." Atkins tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Oct. 31. Lewis said that Atkins - who has led the team in sacks
- won't be cleared to practice at the outset, but could get approval early in camp.
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Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins rests during a mandatory minicamp in Cincinnati on June 11.
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Cavs to sign Wiggins to contract
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CLEVELAND - Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being "Completed for 30 days.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cavaliers have been discussing a potential deal that would send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for Wigging, Anthony Bennett and other pieces.. The person familiar with the talks says Wiggins will sign with Cleveland as early as Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press onTuesday on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on its plans. The Cavs and Timberwolves have had ongoing discussions about a trade for Love since before Cleveland selected Wiggins first in May. The Timberwolves have always insisted that Wiggins be involved in any package, a stipulation the Cavaliers initially resisted. To help in their pursuit of Love, the Cavs traded guard Carrick Felix to Utah on Tuesday for three players with non-guaranteed contracts.
Cleveland acquired guard John Lucas III and forwards Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy from the Jazz in exchange for Felix, a second-round draft pick and cash considerations. The trade will allow the Cavs to clear $3.3 million in salary cap space, room
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In this July 11 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks during an NBA summer league in Las Vegas.
to potentially sign Love or other players. Wiggins' inclusion in any deal has been a sticking point for the Cavs. SLast week, two people familiar with the discussions said the team was not willing to include Wiggins in a deal. But as talks continued this week, the Cavaliers have softened their stance on including Wiggins, who played well during the team's summer league in Las Vegas, to try and get superstar LeBron James another veteran AllStar teammate. The Cavs have considered acquiring Love and
teaming him with James, who recently announced he was returning to Cleveland ahd signed a twoyear, $42.1 million deal with the team. With Love, James and All-Star point guard, Cleveland would have a "Big 3" comparable to what. Miami had in James and All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The Timberwolves have also had discussions with the Chicago Bulls, Bostori Celtics and Golden State Warriors, among other teams, in recent weeks as they entertain offers for Love, who can opt out ofhis contract next sum-
mer and has told Minnesota he wants to play for a contender.
Signing Wiggins to a contract wouldn't necessarily prevent a trade from eventually happening. Under league rules, Wiggins cannot be officially traded for 30 days after he signs. But the Timberwolves and Cavaliers could come to some sort of agreement before that end date and then execute the trade after the window closes.
Signing Wiggins could make a trade easier to complete. League rules require teams that are at or over the salary cap to exchange packages of similar dollar values when they make. trades. BeforeWiggins signs a deal, he has a contract of $0, so his inclusion does not help the Cavaliers get closer to the $15.7 million value they would receive with Love's contract.
But when he does sign, Wiggins will have a value of around $5.5 million, which ,would get the Cavaliers a big step. closer to the 80 percent of Love's contract that they need to reach to make any deal conform to league rules.
Having to wait that long to finalize a deal does complicate the negotiating process, with both teams leery of the other backing out during that monthlong moratorium.
If the Timberwolves and Cavaliers do come to an agreement, the trade could evolve into a three-team deal.
The Wolves have been searching for another team to bring another established, veteran player to the package while potentially moving guard J.J. Barea or other contracts to create room for the incoming players.
Nick Young signs deal to stay with Lakers
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- Free-agent guard Nick Young has signed a multiyear deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers. General manager Mitch Kupchak on Monday described Young as a "bright spot" during last year's losing season. He says he's glad to keep someone committed to the rebuilding of the team. Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points in his first season with the Lakers playing mostly off the bench. He started nine of 64 games. Young led the NBA in four-point plays with seven, a team record. The Lakers also signed free-agent forward Ryan Kelly, who averaged 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists during his rookie season. He started 25 of 59 games.
Kelly also spent five games with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA's D-League. He was selected 48th overall by the Lakers in last year's draft out of Duke.
Bulls re-sign Kirk Hinrich to 2-year deal
The Chicago Bulls have made some big changes this summer as they try to beef up their roster and make a run at the Eastern Conference crown. While adding players like Pau Gasol andiNikola Mirotic, there was one thing they definitely didn't want to change: Kirk Hinrich. After coming to agreement with Hinrich earlier this summer, the Bulls officially announced the signing on Monday. It's a two-year deal that starts at $2.7 million next season and includes a player option for the second season, according to a person with knowledge of the contract. The person requested anonymity because the Bulls do not publicly comment on contract details. "Kirk has always been a big part of creating the pro-
fessional culture we want day in, day out surrounding our club," Bulls GM.Gar Forman said. 'He helps our team in so many ways and Kirk had other opportunities elsewhere, but we are very happy he chose to remain in a Bulls uniform." Hinrich has spent nine of his 11 seasons with the Bulls, a dependable veteran who can play solid defense in Tom Thibodeau's demanding system and fill in capably when starters go down. For a team that has seen star Derrick Rose miss most of the last two years with knee injuries, that's a valuable role to fill. Hinrich averaged 9.1 points and 3.9 assists in 73 games last season. The Bulls also signed second-round draft pick Cameron Bairstow, who was taken with the 49th overall pick. The 6-foot-9 Australian forward averaged 9.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in just under 20 rhinutes per game for New Mexico in college.
Cavs trade Felix to Jazz for 3 players
CLEVELAND -Aperson familiar with the trade says
the Cavaliers have sent guard Carrick Felix to Utah, for three players with nonguaranteed contracts, a deal to give them more assets to go after Kevin Love. The Cavs sent Felix a second-round pick in 2015 and $1 million to the Jazz for guard John Lucas and forwards Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy, said the person who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams are not commenting on the deals. The moves will allow the Cavs to clear $3.3 million in salarycap space. Cleveland has been in talks with Minnesota about a blockbuster trade for Love, hoping to team the All-Star forward with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Yahoo Was first to report the trade to Utah.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls say they have signed Doug McDermott, their first-round draft pick and last season's college player of the year. Terms of the dealinvolving the 6-foot-8 forward
from Creighton weren't released.
The Bulls acquired 22year-old McDermott after Denver drafted- him with the IIth overall pick, then quickly traded him to Chicago.
As a Creighton senior last season, McDermott averaged a nation-leading 26.7 points, becoming one of eight players in NCAA history to score more than 3,000 career points. The Bulls also announced Tuesday's' signing of free-agent guard Aaron Brooks. The 6-foot, six-year NBA veteran last season averaged 9 points
while splitting time with Denver and Houston. Terms were not disclosed.
From wire reports
CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays
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LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team..
CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
The NBA has tried to force out Donald Sterling since soon after racist statements emerged on recordings in pril. "Doc is troubled by this maybe moreso than anybody else,"' Parsons said on thewitness stand about Rivers, 'who is black. "If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach." Parsons said he fears there would also be an exodus of key players, including team captain Chris Paul, who also is black and heads the NBA players union. Parsons was about to give an account of his conversations with Paul but was stopped by an objection by an NBA lawyer who said it would be an invasion of privacy. The judge upheld the objection. Rivers has said he had heard from' other Clippers business employees that they didn't think they would be able to work for Sterling under the circumstances. Parsons is a former chief executive at Time Warner and Citigroup who took over leadership of the Clippers in May during the media blitz surrounding the banishment of Sterling.
Under questioning by Ballmer's lawyer, Parsons said the departure of Rivers would begin "a death spiral" for the Clippers.
"If Doc were to leave, that would be a disaster," Parsons said. "Doc is the father figure, the one who leads.
"He's the coach. He's the grown-up. He is able to connect with people and earn their trust. The team believes in him and loves him.
"If he were to leave, that is only going to accelerate the death spiral," Parson said.
The discussion of Clippers players and coaches is new territory for the trial that has mostly explored the dealings between the Sterlings. It wasn't immediately clear what effect the new information might have on the narrow question under consideration of whether Shelly Sterling can sell the team under the family trust. Messages left for team officials seeking comment from Rivers weren't immediately returned. Parsons, who is con-,' sidered an expert in the management of major corporations, said he was certain that sponsors would pull out and season ticket holders would demand their money back if Donald Sterling remains as owner. "If your coach leaves, if your players don't want to play with you, what do you have?" Parsons asked.
"If your sponsors leaveand the fans leave, it's going to spiral down and down."
He said key sponsors such as Mandalay Bay Resorts in Las Vegas are cold about whether they will continue, as are other companies including Kia Motors Corp. "We have a bunch. of sponsors sitting at the edge of the pool and they don't want to go in if the Sterlings are there," Parsons said.
Parsons also said he doesn't believe that anyone will offer as much money for the team as Ballmer.
The high-stakes financial fight centers on whether Shelly Sterling was authorized to make a deal with Ballmer on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust.
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Dear Annie: I am 37 and divorced. I identify myself as bisexual and try to live my dating life very privately The problem is, my parents are quite judgmental and racist. I dare not say anything about my dating partners, who are of either gender and any color. But I am tired of living my life for others. If I choose to go my own way, however, my two children would lose their grandparents. Any suggestions?
- FRUSTRATED INVIRGINIA Dear Frustrated: You aren't giving your parents any credit for being able to accept you as you are for the sake of their grandchildren. You don't need to give them details of your dating'life and parade various partners in front of them. No one does. But you should not be afraid to introduce them to someone who becomes a meaningful
part ofyour life, and then give them the time to work through their feelings. You can find support through PFLAG (pflag. org).
Dear Annie: I read the letter from "Hurting Mama," whose son texted her "Happy Birthday." The first time my: son sent me a text to wish me a happy birthday, I called him to inform him that if it begins with "Happy" or "Merry," it is not a textable.moment. I didn't speak to him in a harsh or mean way, just matter-of-factly. That was two years ago, and I haven't received a text on important occasions since. This is a bit of a family joke, but everyone now knows when it is appropriate to text and when it isn't a wise move.
George Mikes was born in Hungary in 1912, but lived in Britain from 1946 until his death in 1987. He was known for his amusing commentaries on various countries. About Britain, he said, "English humor resembles the Loch Ness Monster in that both are famous, but there is a strong suspicion that neither exists." I disagree with half of that - and it is only slightly relevant that I was born in England. True, the British sense of humor is dry, but have you not laughed at Britcoms on PBS? However, the keyword is "both." Here, both sides can make good plays.
South is in three no-trump. After West leads a fourth-highest spade five, what should happen?
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NEW YORK - Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.
As the New York Yankees captain winds down his baseball life, part of his attention already is turning to his future business career. He announted the launch of Jeter Publishing, In this a partnership with Simon DerekIn this & Schuster, last November Tamprek J and became a partner and mpa. brand development of- Brand ficer of Luvo, a food com- and th pany encouraging healthy er Stei nutrition that also struck After an agreement with the Baltim Yankees. The 40-year-old opener posed for pictures with the didn't] company's first food truck leaving Monday. anyme "You've got to get in- "I'mg volved with things that he said mean something to you, has the like this here does," Jeter As he said. "I don't think you just tiremer attach your name to any- to be t thing that's out there: It has tion to to mean something." tion an As he's climbed the lists him a of Yankees career leaders, and givi alongside Babe Ruth, Lou Com Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi tired Berra and Mickey Mantle, hardly Jeter has struck deals with DiMag national brands such as face of Gatorade, Movado, Nike's Bower
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Berra pitched the Yoo-hoo chocolate drink "There's things that I thought of, but still my number-one priority is to play right nbw. I'll have plenty of time to think about that when I'm .finished," he said. "It's not immediate. I've been doing this for a long time, so when I'm finished, I want to take some time, where I don't have any schedule, and I can just sit around and enjoy myself. But, yeah, business ventures are' important to me." He's not sure how much time he will spend in New York - he'll be in the area some because his parents live in New Jersey and his sister and nephew are in the area. But he's already
downsized his Big Apple holdings.
A trust controlled by Jeter sold his 5,425-square-foot apartment on the 70th floor of Trump World Tower on Manhattan's East Side in October 2012 for $15.5 million. His primary residence is set to be the 30,875square foot house he had constructed on Davis Islands in Tampa, Florida, in 2010-11 that some have nicknamed "St. Jetersburg." While he doesn't want to coach or manage, he's repeatedly said he would be interested in becoming a team owner, which would follow the path taken by retired NBA stars Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson and by hockey great Wayne Gretzky - though Gretzky has coached, too. "It's not immediate," Jeter said. "I don't really know about what kind of timetableit is."
Almost all his attention remains focused on playing. As the Yankees make their final trips to each city, Jeter is honored and presented with gifts. He was the focus of last weeks AllStar game, when baseball Commissioner Bud Selig gushed "how lucky can this sport be to have the icon of this generation turn out to be Derek Jeter?"
Giants sign Uggla to minor-league deal
The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA - The San Francisco Giants have signed former AllStar second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.
Uggla was released last Friday by the Braves after hittingjust.162 and losing his starting job. The move was announced during Monday night's game against the Phillies. The Giants haven't had much production from their second basemen
this season. They're hoping a change in scenery helps Uggla.
The 34-year-old Uggla has 233 career homers and .244 average. He had five straight 30-homer seasons for the Marlins and Braves between 200711. He hit .196 with 43 homers and 143 RBIs in 1,101 at-bats since 2012. Uggla will cost the Giants only $500,000. The Braves are responsible for the $18 million he's guaranteed over the rest of this season and next year.
Yankees get Headley from SD for Solarte, DePaula
The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Trying to add offense at third base, the New York Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte :and right-hander Rafael De Paula.
The 30-year-old Headley can become a free agent after this season. He's hitting .229 with seven homers and 32 RBIs but has a
.339 average since July 4. He was a Gold Glove winner two years ago, when he hit .286 with 31 homers and a National Leagueleading 115 RBIs. As part of the deal, the Padres will pay $1 million of the $3,968,443 remailiing of his $10,525,000 salary this year.
The 27-year-old Solarte was hitting.336 as of May 14 but just .180 since and was sent to Triple-A for a week this month.. .
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And that's only going to grow in the future if you look at projected population disbursement. That's all part of the positioning of the conference for the long term."
So, the incessant realignment chatter was replaced this year by discussion of a possible ACC-only television channel similar to the ones the Big Ten debuted in 2007 and the Southeastern Conference is launching later this summer. Swofford had few details to offer about the possibility, saying the ACC "will continue to have our discussions with our partners .at ESPN" about the potentially lucrative channel "and I remain pleased with how productive and insightful those discussions have been to this point."
On the field, it helps that the ACC doesn't have to
deal with any more cheap shots about its struggles in games of national significance.
A league that combined for two wins in BCS games from the 1998-2011 seasons more than doubled its total in the last two years by winning three of them.
Florida State has done its part, winning two of those BCS games. The Seminoles produced last year's Heisman winner in quarterback Jameis Winston while capping their perfect season with a comefrom-behind victory over Auburn in .the final BCS championship game. League coaches overwhelmingly called that title a good thing for the ACC because it could help the other 13 programs rise to Florida State's level. "In a sense, (the ACC is) new in that we're stronger," Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson said. "We want to be a football powerhouse, the ACC."
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They qualified for the event by going 6-2 at the Sunshine State Softball Tournament in Tallahassee last month, with the World Series wrapping up the team's season, which began -in February and spanned 15 total tournaments. "It was a great season. It Was a great experience," Holland said. "Our girls have been together since O10U ball and I always knew these girls were special. I'm just so proud of our local girls for going toe-to-toe with heavyweights." Southern Elite was led by Jennifer Cosson, who posted a team-high .647 batting average, as well as Alana Golden, who batted .571 and was the team's top pitcher.
"Pitching is a very critical issue for any team, and (Golden) really stepped in for us and pitched her heart out," Vandever said. "She stayed strong through the whole tournament, even when playing back-to-back games. She never quit and never gave up. That's the whole thing with all these girls. They had heart and they never wanted to give in. They just kept fighting to the end." Hadley Barfield also batted .632, with Kayla Morris batting .579, Mallory Dalton .526, anid Kinzie Nelson .471.
Vandever, Kasey Lathan, Rylee Wilson, Shyann Blackmon, and Callie Worthy make up the remainder of the Southern Elite team. Coach Vandever thanked the team's parents for their help throughout the season and said he believes this is only the beginning of many great achievements for his players. "It's a great bunch of young ladies with highthisraog eaveyur se ambitions to hopefullyu43 C tiuonLaMariannaFL3244You madrpit get scholarships one dayCo bemailedtosale@jfloridancm playingthe sport," he said. StdnNa "We're going to take the majority of this team to ' c -e the 14U stats and let them 3bmttedby Phon6Number start playing in the older 0 division and going to the , next level."
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