The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title:
Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Place of Publication:
Lake City Fla
John H. Perry
Creation Date:
November 26, 2005
Publication Date:
Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
normalized irregular


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Newspapers -- Columbia County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )


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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-

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University of Florida
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The 511

Number makes traveling easier

number can warn
of traffic tie-ups.

lyoung@lakecityreporter. corn
Motorists seeking informa-
tion while they travel in
Florida have a new tool.

By dialing 511 from a cell
S- phone, drivers can find out in
advance if there is construc-
, jtion, lane closures, traffic
incidents or severe weather
ahead. In addition, they can
hear Amber Alerts and
It's a new statewide 511 potentially help officials
telephone system - recover abducted children.
Florida's Statewide Sun "Anytime you provide a
Guide Travel Information
System. 511 continued on 7A

Numbers to Call

* Lake City: 24-52532#
* Gainesville:
* Columbia County:
* 1-75: 75#
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Mandie Jo Sheppard of Lake City holds an armful of deals at
J.C. Penney in the Lake City Mall on Friday morning.

Retailers usher in

holiday season with

deep discounts
Tally begins on drew bigger crowds on tt
official start of the holid
steeply discounted season than a year ag
merchandise. Lena Michaud, spoke
mrneifwundiiaM dl . 1.a s.1pt.,r

AP Business Writer
NEW YORK - The pre-
dawn sales frenzy is fin-
ished - and now the tally
begins. Steep discounts and
expanded hours drew
hordes to the nation's malls
in what merchants hope are
signs consumer spending
will be lively for the holi-
days. More people jammed
the stores early, according
to early reports, and more
than a few testy shoppers
scuffled in a rush to grab
bargains, from notebook
computers to cashmere
Several major retailers,
including Wal-Mart Stores
Inc., Sears, Roebuck and
Co. and Macy's, as well as
mall operator Taubman
Centers Inc., estimated they

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WoUIlll l XL JC Url L voilp.,
which had a strong holiday
season a year ago, said.
traffic was at least as heavy.
Consumer electronics,
including MP3 players, lap-
top computers, and even
pricey flat-screen TVs, were
the main attraction, but
apparel also fared well,
helped by the arrival of
frigid weather in many parts
of the country, according to
Cohen, sen- INSIDE
ior industry

analyst at
NPD Group
Inc., a

*'More on hol
shopping; 5A

research firm.
No single standout was
reported among toys, and
popular items included
Hasbro Inc.'s Idog, Fisher-
Price's Dora the Explorer's
Talking Kitchen,.and Zizzle
Inc.'s iZ, according to John

Business' .... ........ . 5AI
Classified ....... .... . . . 6B
Comics ................4B
Local & State .. .3A

Goody's Assistant Manager Patricia Christie (right) checks out
long lines of customers during 'Black Friday.'

,Barbour, president of Toys
"R" Us' U.S. division, who
reported "brisk" business.
'This is the most promo-
tional Black Friday we have
seen," said Scott Krugman,
a spokesman for the
b a s e d
iday R e t a i 1
The bar-
gains were
so good at Wal-Mart Stores
Inc., which offered better
deals than last year, that
things got,out of hand. In
Cascade Township, east of
Grand Rapids, Mich., a
woman fell as dozens of peo-
ple rushed into a store for

the 5 a.m. opening. Several
stepped on her, and a few
became entangled as a man
pushed them to the ground
to keep them away.
When the rush ended,
the woman and a 13-year-
old girl suffered minor
In nearby Grandville,
Mich., two shoppers were
hurt when they slipped on a
wet floor as they entered a
Wal-Mart, fire Lt. Lynnae
White said. One of the
injured was after a bargain
notebook computer, he said.
Neither was hurt seriously.
The same computer
discount was the catalyst for
DISCOUNT continued on 7A

'Obituaries .............. 6A
Opinion ............. ..4A
Puzzles ................7B
Faith & Values . . IOA

Two die in

holiday crash

Unidentified men
were traveling at a
high rate of speed.

Two men were killed when
their vehicle struck a tree
while traveling at a high rate
of speed late Thursday night.
The men, who remained
unidentified as of press time,
were traveling westbound on
County Road 252 in a red 1996
Jeep Cherokee at
approximately 10 p.m.

According to a report from
the Florida Highway Patrol,
the vehicle was traveling well
above the posted speed limit
of 45 mph. The driver of the
vehicle failed to negotiate a
curve, left the, road and struck
a tree. The vehicle struck sev-
eral more trees before finally
coming to a stop.
The high speed impact
caused the engine to be sepa-
rated from the vehicle, launch-
ing it approximately 30 feet
away, said Lt. Mike
Burroughs, public information
WRECK continued on 7A

Becoming an

Eagle Scout is in

local teen's blood

Lake City Scout
goes to Gainesville
for meetings.


For one young man, becom-
ing an Eagle Scout means let-
ting the world know he fol-
lows through on what he
"It's going to benefit me
with college and resumes and
anything I do. I'll have that
under my belt and let people
know, so they can trust me,"
said David Sanders, 18.
If you look at both sides of
David's family tree, he is a
fourth-generation Eagle
"We've got some Eagle
Scouts in the family," said Bill
Sanders, David's father.
Bill said that David's pater-
nal great-grandfather Harry
Holmes, 92, was an Eagle
Scout, as was David's great-
uncle Harry Holmes Jr. and
David's maternal uncle David

"He's (David) also with the
Order of the Arrow. It's sort
of an elite organization within
the Boy Scouts that's involved
with a lot of service work,
service pro.iIcts," Bill said.
Although the family lives in
Lake City, David is a member
of Troop No. 84 that meets on
Monday night at the First
United Methodist Church in
Gainesville, Bill said.
"We moved here (Lake
City) four years ago," Bill
said. "He (David) already had
some good friends in the
troop. Since I was already
uprooting him from his
friends in high school, I said,
'Well David, I'll drive you over
on Mondays' I thought even-
tually he'd find a troop here.
But he never did."
There are several require-
ments to become an Eagle
Scout - including earning
merit badges and planning,
organizing and following
through vith a project, Bill
'The big thing they have to
do, is they have to do an Eagle
SCOUT continued on 7A

T. S. Delta weakens

Becoming less At 4 p.m. EST, Delta's top
sustained winds were near
organized, storm 60 mph, down from 70 mph
slows down. Thursday night. It was cen-
tered about 1,290 miles south-
By JENNIFER KAY west of the Azores Islands and
Associated Press was moving slowly to the
southwest near 3 mph. Tropical'
MIAMI - Tropical Storm storm-force winds stretched
Delta became less organized out up to 150 miles from its
Friday and began to weaken in. center.
the central Atlantic. The record of 21 tropical
The 25th named storms and hurri-
storm of the record- i ON THE WEB canes in a season
breaking hurricane wNrIdermY had stood since
season formed 1933, but it was bro-
Wednesday and only posed a ken this year. The 13 hurri-
threat to shipping, according to canes so far this year also
the National Hurricane Center broke the record of 12 set in
in Miami. Forecasters first 1969. Hurricane Katrina
thought Delta could have became the most expensive
become the season's 14th hur- U.S. hurricane ever and the
ricane, but the chances of that deadliest one to hit America
have decreased. since 1928.

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Jury: Modine doesn't have to pay

has ruled that Matthew Modine doesn't
have to pay for damages to a neighbor's
property from a fire he started outside
his Hudson Valley home.
Modine, who sold the house last
year, said he started the fire in April
2003 to clear brush on his property.
Nigel and Julia Widdowson were
seeking $43,000 for damage to more
than 100 trees on their wooded estate
in Millbrook, 78 miles north of New

Cruise keeps
profile low in China
SHANGHAI, China - Tom
Cruise kept a low profile while
shooting scenes for "Mission:
Impossible II," eluding the
hordes of reporters staking out
his hotel.
"Hide-and-seek with brother
Tom," said a headline in the
Shanghai Morning Post above
pictures of Cruise's white van
pulling away from the Four
Seasons hotel, where the star is
staying. Cruise wasn't shown in
any of the pictures.
Cruise arrived in the city
early Monday aboard a private
jet, Shanghai media reported.

York City.
Modine's lawyer, Rose Cotter,
argued during a four-day trial that
there was no permanent damage and
showed photos of the trees growing
The Dutchess County jury returned
the verdict Wednesday.
Modine, 46, has appeared in films
including "Full Metal Jacket," "Married
to the Mob," "Any Given Sunday" and
'Transporter 2."

He was reportedly spotted
strolling near his hotel Monday
evening, but has otherwise
stayed clear of the media and
He was expected to stay in
Shanghai for up to 10 days,
newspapers said.
Cruise's management
couldn't be reached for
comment, and Yvonne Mu, a
public relations officer with the
Four Seasons, declined to give
details about his stay.
The 43-year-old actor is
starring and co-producing the
third installment in the
"Mission: Impossible" series,
which also has filmed scenes in
Rome and at an 18th-century,

Celebrity Birthdays

" Singer Robert Goulet is 72.
" Impressionist Rich Little is
a Singer Tina Turner is 66.
" Singer Jean Terrell is 61.
" Pop musician John McVie
is 60.
i Actress Jamie Rose is 46.
E Country singer Linda Davis
is 43.
* Blues singer-musician
Bernard Allison is 40.

palace north of Naples, Italy. .
Directed by JJ. Abrams, the
movie is due for release in May.

Vietnam to detain
glam rocker Glitter
VUNG TAU, Vietnam -
Vietnam will detain former
British glam rocker Gary
Glitter for three months while
authorities complete
investigations into a suspected
child sex abuse case.
Police have gathered
enough evidence to accuse
Glitter of crimes, and
prosecutors have approved
initiating criminal proceedings
against him, said Nguyen Van

Xung, deputy prosecutor for
Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
The prosecutor's office
issued a formal order Friday to
keep Glitter in custody at a
prison outside Vung Tau while
police continue their
investigation, Xung said.
Glitter, 61, whose real name
is Paul Francis Gadd, has been
detained since Nov. 19. He was
stopped at Ho Chi Minh City's
international airport as he was
trying to leave the country
amid allegations he had
committed lewd acts with
minors at his rented home in
Vung Tau.
* Associated Press

Thought for Today

* Country singer-musician
Steve Grisaffe is 40.
* Actress Kristin Bauer ('Two
and a Half Men") is 32.
* Actor Peter Facinelli is 32.
* Actress Maia Campbell is
. Country singer Joe Nichols
is 29.
* Actress Jessica Bowman is
* Singer Lil Fizz is 20.

"Some minds remain open long
enough for the truth not only to
enter but to pass on through by
way of a ready exit without
pausing anywhere along the

- Sister Elizabeth Kenny,
Australian nurse (1886-1952)
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Naomi Daniels
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Lake City Mall

" Age: 20
* Family: One brother,
one sister, mom and dad.
* Favorite pastimes: "I
like to take photos."
* What do you like most
about your town: "I like that
I have lived here my whole
life and that it is a small town
and not really crowded."
* Who is your hero or
inspiration, and why?: "My
inspiration is my mom. She
has been through a lot and
has always been there for

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Reporter. We interview people
in the community in order to get
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If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the
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Coast Guard finds Couple awarded
missing boaters $60.9 million

Four missing fishermen were
found safe Friday morning
clinging to the hull of their
capsized boat after a 14-hour
search by the Coast Guard.
The four men were spotted
at about 10:15 a.m. clinging to
the 19-foot Cobia about
25 miles off Ormond Beach,
Coast Guard Petty Officer
Bobby Nash said. The
1,800-square-mile search had
included boats, helicopters
and fixed-wing aircraft.
Tran Troung, Donald
Englert, Duk Nguyen and a
fourth man whose name was
not available left the New
Smyrna Beach municipal
boat ramp Thanksgiving
morning and were expected
back about 1:30 p.m. The-
Coast Guard began searching
Thursday night.
Nash said he didn't know
how the boat capsized, nor
did he know the condition of
the fishermen when they
were found.




HIALEAH - A federal
judge awarded $60.9 million to
a couple whose son suffered
severe brain damage when he
was born in a Jacksonville
Navy hospital two years ago.
The award this week for
Raiza Bravo and Oscar
Rodriguez is believed to be
the largest ever under the
Federal Tort Claims Act,
which allows private citizens
to sue the federal government
for the negligent conduct of
its employees.
The government is likely to
appeal the case or renegotiate
the settlement, a long process
that could take months or
"It's like a mix of feelings,
it's been sweet and bitter,"
said the boy's mother, Raiza
Bravo. "Nobody's going to
Spring back my son's life."
Kevin Bravo Rodriguez,
now 2, cannot see, speak or
swallow. His muscles are
rigid, and he cannot move his
arms and legs. He cannot
respond to any stimulus
except pain, and doctors say
he will not live past age 21.
Bravo and Oscar Rodriguez,

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a Navy serviceman, say
doctors'waited too long to
perform a cesarean section to
deliver their son at the
Mayport Naval Station
obstetric clinic.
But Kevin had had an
infectionbefore his mother
came to the hospital, and one
of Bravo's physicians was an
independent contractor, not a
federal employee, said Wendy
Jacobus, who heads the civil
division of the U.S. Attorney's
Office in Miami, which argued
the case for the defense.

State law firm
will close offices
TAMPA - Holland &
Knight, Florida's largest law
firm, will leave four markets
next year, consolidate some
offices and cut its work
force by 120 people.
In a phone message to
employees last week, ,
managing partner Howell W.
Melton Jr. said the cutbacks
were being made to
strengthen the firm's'
economic foundation and
competitive position.
One market targeted for
consolidation is the Tampa
Bay area. The firm's offices
in Bradenton and Lakeland
will be closed and an office
in St. Petersburg will be
closed or reduced in size.
Holland & Knight has
1,285 lawyers in 26 offices
nationwide. When the
reductions are complete at
the end of 2006, it will be left
with 18 offices in nine states
and the District of Columbia.
The firm said it was unclear
how many lawyers will
remain after consolidation.
In addition to
consolidations in Tampa, the
firm will close an office in
Annapolis, Md.; merge an
office in suburban Oak
Brook Terrace, Ill., into the
downtown Chicago office;
and pull out of Providence,
R.I.; San Antonio; Seattle;
and Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
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Jailed student warns

about school violence

Associated Press

Thomas White IV drew gasps
and looks of horror from hun-
dreds of Sandalwood High
School students as he was led
onto an auditorium stage in
handcuffs and leg shackles.
The story the 19-year-old
told then'left some of the
youngsters shaken.
Two years ago, White and
Edgar David Baez were stu-
dents at Ridgeview High
School in Orange Park, about
12 miles south of Jacksonville.
They began arguing about a
girl, first in e-mails and then in
hallway confrontations.
After the final bell rang on
Sept. 12, 2003, White ran up to
Baez outside the,school and
delivered a single punch to
the 15-year-old's head. Baez
fell to the ground and never

Thomas White,19, stands before students at Sandalwood High
School in Jacksonville on Oct. 13.

got up.
Baez clung to life for eight
days, his family praying at his
bedside. He died without ever
regaining consciousness. The
punch separated two verte-
brae at the base of his skull
and caused hemorrhaging.
The story could have ended

with one family burying their
dead son and another watch-
ing their son go off to prison
for 15 years. But prosecutors
hope a deal they cut with
White will allow him to sal-
vage his life, while warning
other students about the dan-
gers of acting in the heat of

With the approval of the
Baez family, White was
allowed to plead guilty to
manslaughter and battery and
was sentenced to spend the
next two years in the county
jail. The sentence included 13
years probation and 100 hours
of community service speak-
ing to north Florida students
about school violence.
The soft-spoken White told
Sandalwood students he didn't
intend to kill Baez and was
surprised when the boy didn't
get up.
"I just thought he was
knocked out," White said. "It
was a mistake."
White was joined by assis-
tant state attorneys Gary
Crews and Ray Carlson at the
recent appearance.
"One punch folks, one
punch. He didn't mean to kill
anybody," Carlson said.

TutoringZone offers help for UF students

The Gainesville Sun

the student who doesn't need
that little extra help
understanding a concept of
macroeconomics, ' of
precalculus with trigonometry,
or of physics with calculus.
While the University of Florida
does a fine job of teaching
large groups of students,
because of the cost, it cannot
always offer the intimacy of
one-on-one teaching, or even of
small discussion groups.
Matt Hintze and Ethan
Fieldman saw . this,
experienced it, and have found
a way to fix it through
'Tutoring could bring in a
private institution to provide
the best education you could
get, like at Stanford and
Harvard, where after a large
assembly students could break
out into small discussion
groups and talk to a tutor or
someone who has a thorough
understanding of the subject,"
Hintze said; 'TutoringZone
adds another element to the
learning process, it

supplements and enhances the
learning experience at a rea-
sonable price."
Hintze and Fieldman have
assembled nearly 50 other
tutors to help students grasp
the fine points of 40 different
courses at UE This is
accomplished through small
classes, review
sessions "Tutori
before exams, bring in
question and rig
answer ses- institu
sions and provide
distribution: of ed
class notes educate
and flash could ge
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sions are take Harv
place at their
office, nick- - Matt
named "the founder of Tu
Church (Q �le L 1: i_ c ' J.
Painful Truth" because it is a
church building on NE 1st St.
Others are at hotel conference
rooms and ballrooms around
town. Sessions are take place
almost every hour of every
Tutoring costs vary, from
$20 for a review session to
about $400 for an entire

semester's worth of homework
help. If students can't afford to
pay, they sign an agreement to
be tutors themselves, for the
CHAMPS program an hour a
"It costs us the same to tutor
20 people as it does 21," Hintze
reasons. "We work with up to
5,000 students
Ig could a semester,
i private and we moti-
private vate them to
:ion to make a differ-
:he best ence in the
community for
on you the few years
t, like at they plan to be
rd and here. We want
t� to do a good
ar' thing for them,
and instill in
Hintza them princi-
toringZone. pies they will
S, ;,cargy Loni to
wherever they/move to."
"A one-time check from
them is helpful, but one semes-
ter of helping another student
is so much more. And more
often than 'not, they tend to
stay with.those younger stu-
dents for the rest of the year,"
Fieldman added.
To further assist students,

TutoringZone has a library of
current textbooks for about
40 classes, which are rented to
the students for the semester
for a flat fee of less than $45.
"This textbook thing is a real
racket." Hintze said. "Prices
have gone from $40 to $170,
and they're changing editions
every couple of minutes. Just a
small percentage of change is
considered a new edition, and
they throw in a couple of filler
pages so the page numbers are
off. Nobody buys more books
than. we do. We had
1,000 books this semester. We
barely broke even, but it's
good advertising."
Fieldman added "And it's
nice for us, it feels like we are
doing something right,
making this textbook thing a
lot easier for the students."
These are really smart guys;,.
Hintze, 34, graduated with
high honors from the
University of California at Los
Angeles with a bachelor's
degree in business economics,
and earned a masters of busi-
ness administration degree
from UF, graduating No. 1 in
his class while studying
finance and entrepreneurship.

Quarry could answer questions of the past

The Tampa Tribune

Warner reaches into the past
when he digs in the dirt.
. He may discover a tibia that
belonged to a giant sloth.
Or he may find the jaw'of an
ancient tapir.
Warner, a chemistry
teacher at East Bay High
School in Hillsborough
County, is one of dozens of vol-
unteers who spend time with
Florida Museum of Natural
History paleontologists at a
limestone quarry eight miles
west of Gainesville.
Millions of years ago, crea-
tures now kept alive by our
imaginations and history
books roamed this site.
An armadillo the size of a
pony and a sloth that stood
17 feet tall were among them.
Warner, 48, began donating
his time and energy at the
quarry six years ago.
"I've always loved finding
something no one has seen
before," he said. "It con-
tributes to the knowledge of
our planet."
During Veterans Day week-
end, he 'and eight others used
screwdrivers to painstakingly
explore 1.1-yard squares in a
1,600-square-yard, 10-yard-
deep clay formation that
millions of years ago was a wet
Inside are the. skeletons of
two giant sloths that apparent-
ly fell into the ,sink and
drowned but remain intact.
There 'was no current to
scatter their bones and no
creatures that could have
consumed them.
The quarry also has
produced what's left of tapirs,
raccoons and smaller sloths.

"We depend a lot on the vol-
unteers," . said Richard
Hulbert, the museum's verte-
brate paleontology manager
and the man in charge of the
"People like Dean just sort
of get hooked and keep
coming back."
A Chance Discovery
Hulbert said the trick is
finding the ancient sinkholes.
Paleontologists, students
and volunteers have been dig-
ging at the quarry since 1999,
The current excavation, on the
eastern edge of the mine, is at
a site discovered in May.
That's when one of the

museum's invertebrate pale-
ontologists, exploring the
mine with his students, saw
big bones sticking out of a clay
deposit' around which lime-
stone mining was under way,
Hulbert said.
One of the finds was "the
skeleton of a species of small
ground sloth we'd never found
in Florida before," Hulbert
said. The limestone is like a
huge piece of Swiss cheese
with 'holes that are the
remains of ancient sinkholes,
he said.
From a preservation stand-
point, they're excellent tombs.
Other areas west of

Gainesville have proved to be
rich in fossils dating back
9 million years, including a
horse that was no taller than a
whippet and a rhinoceros the
size of a camel. Most of the
critters became extinct about
10,000 years ago.
Hulbert said the mine own-
ers have given the museum an
additional two or three years
to explore the site.
The digs are open to
volunteers 18 and older.
"It's free, but we do ask for
donations," he said.
This fall, 65 people have
volunteered, and Hulbert
expects an additional 40.

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2005 Columbia County Fair to raise funds for the client recreation
needs. The prize was the full-size quilt.


Festival of Lights
kicks off today
The annual Festival of Lights
kicks off today in downtown
Lake City.
The Downtown Action
Corporation, a sponsor of the
Festival of Lights, brings
entertainment and bazaars to
the festival.
Saturday at 9 a.m.,
downtown Marion Avenue
becomes a shopping mall for
local residents and those in
surrounding counties looking to
shop at any of the dozens of
booths. Booths will sell arts and
crafts - many just for the
holidays - and food for those
looking for a bite to eat or a
refreshing drink.
Olustee Park brings the
excitement of Christmas to
Lake City, complete with
decorated trees, ornaments
and lights. Children looking for
Santa at his North Pole house
will find that he arrives at dusk,
when the lights come on.

Driver charged with
hitting skateboarder
DELAND -A DeLand man,
whose license was suspended,
was charged with driving a
vehicle that fatally hit a
teenager skateboarding.
Wendall Maxwell, 24, was
driving an Isuzu Rodeo'that "' -
struck Aaron Klothe, 14, a few
blocks from the boy's house
about 5 p.m. Wednesday,
police said. The SUV is
registered to Maxwell's mother,
Wendy M. Vickers.
Maxwell told investigators,

"I hit him and I went home,"
according to Florida Highway
Patrol Trooper Melvin Lane.
The posted speed limit on
the road is 30 mph, but
troopers say Maxwell was
traveling at,a high rate of
A significant amount of
debris was left behind, which
helped lead authorities to
Maxwell early Thursday. He's
charged with leaving the scene
of an accident with death and
violation of probation out of
Pinellas County for burglary
and assault and grand-theft
auto convictions.

Jury to hear
bribery testimony
grand jury will hear testimony
next month on allegations that
a former executive for Florida's
state-run insurer took bribes.
The state Department of
Financial Services says federal
prosecutors are beginning a
criminal investigation of
Citizens Property Insurance
Corporation and its former chief
operating officer, R- Paul.
The allegations against
Citizens surfaced in
mid-September in a lawsuit
filed by a Houston-based
adjusting firm. Universal Risk
Insurance Services of Houston
"'a'leed that Hulsebusch
accepted at least 25-thousand
dollars in goods as a bribe from
a hurricane adjuster who then
won a contract to handle claims
for Citizens.
* From AP and staff reports.


Arrest Log

The following information was
provided by local .law
enforcement agencies. The
following people have been
arrested but not convicted. All
people are presumed .innocent.
unless proven guilty.

* No arrests were reported
during this period.

Fire EMS Calls

Thursday, Nov. 24
* 7:35 a.m., rescue assist,
1-75 southbound rest area, two
volunteer units responded..
* 2:10 p.m., rescue assist,
First Presbyterian Church, one
primary unit responded..
* 4:26 p.m., vehicle fire,

1-10 westbound mile marker
306, one primary and three
volunteer units responded.
* 9:58 p.m., wreck, CR-252,
two primary and two volunteer
units responded.
* 10:53 p.m., rescue assist,
Utah Street, one volunteer unit
Friday, Nov. 25
* 1:38 a.m., rescue assist,
Wal-Mart, one primary unit
* 7:35 a.m., rescue assist,
Hillcrest Motel, one primary unit
* 12:04 p.m., wreck, 1-75
southbound just north of U.S.
90, one primary unit responded.
* 1:52 p.m., wreck, Walker
Road at Orange Street, one
primary unit responded.
* From staff reports.

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Saturday, November 26, 2005


Remember the

meaning of


If you burned up the retail stores
yesterday, elbowed for position in
continuous lines and searched
daylight-till-dark for a bargain,
that's great. Glad you enjoyed the
media-labeled "Black Friday," one of the
busiest shopping days of the year.
Realize this: Hundreds, maybe
thousands, right here in our beloved
Columbia County face "blackness" of a
different type every day. They don't feel
the sunshine of economic favor on their
personal lives.
Many times, there's only enough
money to buy the essentials and survive
with food and lodging. There are no
luxury items and there are no shopping
extravaganzas similar to what many of
us experienced Friday and will continue
to enjoy through this weekend.
The Christmas season brings out joy
and distress, depending on which side
of the equation one faces the season.
Thankfully, there are many charitable
organizations which pick up the slack
with their efforts that are designed to
bring a little more seasonal cheer to
families in Columbia County.
There are many: Catholic Charities,
The Christmas Dream Machine, Toys
For Tots, Toys For Teens, the Salvation
Army, Samaritan's Purse and others.
Many local churches will sponsor
individual food and toy drives for local
Treats For Troops, a local effort
gathering items for shipment to Lake
City-based National Guard soldiers
serving in Afghanistan, will have its
final collection today during the Festival
of Lights event downtown in Olustee
Park. These items will be shipped next
There is plenty of opportunity to act
in the trte spirit of the season and give
to one or more of these reputable )
Remember this as we're still in avery
thankful mood. Give a little to help
those less fortunate and capture the
true meaning of the season.


Today is Saturday, Nov. 26, the 330th
day of 2005. There are 35 days left in
the year.
N On Nov. 26, 1942, Presideht
Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline
rationing, beginning Dec. 1.
* In 1825, the first college social
fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at
Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
* In 1832, public streetcar service
began in New York City. The fare: 12/2
* In 1940, the half million Jews of
Warsaw, Poland, were forced by the Nazis
to live within a walled ghetto.

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A Thanksgiving to remember

hen we were
Day was very
special. This
was a time when all the family
would be together, some
coming from far off places
arriving with open arms for
hugging and rejoicing.
It was a fun time. The
turkey was ready for carving,
the potatoes were mashed,
gravy was thick and the
veggies lined the table. Pies
and cakes were there for the
taking. The old and the young,
Small gathered in one big circle
and the patriarch led the
Thanksgiving prayer.
The young kids were told to
go and play and that they
would be called when room
was made at the table for
them. There were times when
we were allowed to fix our
own plates and go out and eat
under the huge, pine tree, or
just down by the lake. After
the belly-filling experience, we
were up and ready for an
afternoon filled with sheer joy.
Most everything was
homemade, including our
games. Boys and girls divided
and the call for the day was
just have fun. The sandlot was
filled, the sawdust bags ready.
"Play ball" was called. The
older men served as umpires
and the little kids as bat boys.
This was big time stuff and we
just went at it with abandon.
Thanksgiving today is
somewhat different. Some of
our young men and women
are in a far off country
fighting a war. Time alone will
tell the real meaning of this
sacrifice. Freedom is never
free, and Americans through
the ages have paid for the
privilege and freedom we
enjoy with their very lives.
Looking through some old
papers, I found a letter from a
mother to her son on
Thanksgiving Day - year
1864. Randolph Helm was
coming home from four years


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in the Confederate army. He
was just 12 years old when he
left home to fight for General
Lee. Having known war too
young and too long he had a
"dark bitterness" in his soul.
Fifty-five years later, this
same letter was read again
when Randolph's nephew
returned from World War I. It
was read a third time when a
member of the family
returned from Iwo Jima and
Okinawa in WW II. These
words of wisdom and
thanksgiving are as fresh
today as they were when first
written 140 years ago.
As your family gathers to
celebrate another
Thanksgiving day, take time to
read it slowly and carefully.
Paul wrote, "Giving thanks
always for all things to God
the Father in the name of the
Lord Jesus Christ."
(Ephesians 5:20)

"Dear Son,
I'm glad you're coming
home. You'll make it in time
for spring plowing. If General
Lee offers you a mule, don't be
proud you take it.
What makes you think I
won't remember you? Ifyou'd
been away 50 years, I'd
remember I don't reckon you
eat your vittles any different
when you're hungry and still
squirm when you say your
prayers as if you got fire in your
You got a deal of bitterness
,stored up in you for 16 years.
Yes, people lied and cheated
and sold each other out, but
they been doing that since the
days of Eden. Just you see you

don't waste your time hating
You see, they never laid in
ditches covered.with water till
they wondered if all the world
was under water They never
froze till they wondered if all
the fire in the world had
burned out. They never waiting
in the dark of night till they
wondered if all the lights in the
world had blown out. They
never starved and thirsted and
froze and hated and burned
and willed to die for something
they believed in. These things
they never done and you must
be easy on'em.
Now, as.I told you before,
God's still up there where He's
always been, and He'll have his
way, you watch.
I'm standing now at the
window looking out at the
stars. Just you and God and
me. I'll put your hand in His,
and I'm saying a prayer I'll
write it out so's as you'll Know.
(He don't need to have it writ.)
God, here is my son. I'm
giving thanks to You for him.
But don't you be too easy on 'im
because he's fit a war and lost
an arm; he mustn't get to
thinking his work on earth is
done. He's young and don't
know that work does a lot of
healing and so does forgiving.
His dark bitterness won't get
him nothing. So You hold his
hand, will You, till he finds the
SNow, I say to you my son,
good night.
Your mother, Nancy Helm."

Now, 140 later, may we
dedicate this marvelous letter
of Thanksgiving to all our
loved ones, who are home
with us around the family
table, and those who are
separated from us by time and
God bless you all and
Happy Thanksgiving Day.
* Jack Exum is a minister and
motivational speaker. He
Amy-Award winning religious
writer and resides in Lake City.


A former president takes a principled stand

ne of the great
unwritten rules of
modern political
life is that former
presidents do not
publicly criticize the policies of
a sitting successor.
So when a man regarded as
one of the most gentlemanly of
former presidents breaks that
rule, members of both parties
should take notice. Former
President Jimmy Carter has
aggressively criticized
President Bush in his
self-described "first" political
book, "Our Endangered
Values: America's Moral
The book reveals a different
Jimmy Carter than the

pleasant, conciliatory soul the
nation has come to know since.
he left office in 1981. There's
outrage and disgust for what
he sees as the sins of the Bush
White House.
He attacks Bush's
"arrogance," and as a
Christian, Carter insists Bush
is using his "fundamentalism"
to take the nation on a path it
doesn't want to go.
Carter also expresses anger
and distress about the nation's
policies abroad. The invasion of
nations that don't pose a direct
threat to America is
lamentable, he believes, as are
long-term peace agreements
that have effectively been

The White House has
abandoned human-rights
agreements while blurring the
lines between church and state,
and it worries him that
Americans' civil liberties are
being restricted, that the
administration might have
secret prisons abroad and that
it opposes a congressional ban
on torture of foreign prisoners.
Carter certainly knows
something about low
job-approval ratings. But
perhaps because he knows
what the roller-coaster ride is
like, Carter's insights into the
effect of Bush's policies, at
home and abroad, should
worry every American.
* Scripps Howard News Service



Hillary more


Years ago in Colorado, I met a
well-to-do, interesting, likable guy
who had once lived in Little Rock,
Ark., where he had been friends
with the governor of the state -
Bill Clinton - and his wife Hillary, and who
had fond memories of late-night gab sessions
with them and others.
Over beer, the participants would take up a
host of political issues, he told me. Both
Clintons, he said, were exceptionally
well-informed, swift of mind and articulate,
but there was a major difference between
Bill, he said, did not like confrontation,
would always
seek common
ground and
would back up
in his stances if
he could not
find it. Hillary,
on the other
hand, was Jay Ambrose
unyielding. She speaktojoy@aolcom
would never
give an inch.
The story struck me as illuminating, in
part, I guess, because it fit my own
impressions of the Clintons. I figured it to be
an illustration of something crucial about the
Bill Clinton, it seemed to me, was relatively
moderate, though leaning leftward, and a
person whose intellectual curiosity would not
quickly exclude the possibility of his being
wrong. He was a compromiser, which was
both good and bad - good because none of
us has all the answers and a democracy
requires give-and-take, but bad because
compromise can sometimes go too far and be
a sign of weak character.
People who are so intent on being liked that
they will easily let go of perceived truths are
not to be trusted with high responsibility.
Hillary Clipton, I figured, was made of
sterner stuff, but was not therefore politically
embraceable. The evidence suggested that
her sternness derived from arrogance about
mental capacities granted to none of us and an
ideological assuredness next door to absolute.
After all, the health program she helped
devise during the first year of her husband's
tenure was a nightmarishly bureaucratic,
welfare-state abomination, and many of her
observations in writings, speeches and
interviews were paeans to all-intrusive
She struck me as a deep-down socialist who
thought we poor, ordinary slobs could not
make it across the street safely without the
help of federal programs devised by people
smarter than us, namely, people like Hillary.
Surprise, surprise. As a Democratic senator
from New York, Hillary Clinton has been
either reasonable or close to it on a variety of
issues. I don't want to get carried away here.
She has been as guilty as any liberal in her
demagogic claptrap about President Bush's
proposals for a Social Security restructuring
without which the roof caves in. Showing
solidarity with the nitwit proposition that the
administration favors the rich, she has also'
bashed economy-rescuing tax cuts that
happened to include reductions for people
who pay most of our taxes, namely, those with
incomes well above average.
But she has also voiced praise for the
problem-solving strengths of the free market.
She has joined with the former Republican
House Speaker Newt Gingrich on a
health-care proposal that would give a large
role to private enterprise. On the highly
emotional, divisive issue of abortion, she has
encouraged means that would make the
practice far rarer without making it illegal.
And she has refused to join in the Democratic
clamor to race as quickly from Iraq, thereby
putting the United States at huge risk.
"It will matter to us if Iraq totally collapses
into civil war, if it becomes a failed state the
way Afghanistan was, where terrorists are
free to basically set up camp and launch
attacks against us," she is quoted as telling
reporters recently. While she also said the
United States should let Iraq know it won't be
there forever, that's a.far cry from the
withdrawal timetable foolishly urged by other
Democratic senators
Some say Hillary Clinton's positions on
such issues are meant to appease various
constituencies in New York and to move her
closer to the political center in the likely event
she runs for president in 2008. Maybe, but I
remain impressed by a tone that runs counter
to the ideological fixity I had anticipated and
find her much less phony and overbearing
than the past two Democratic candidates for
president, John Kerry and Al Gore.
It doesn't follow that I think she should be

elected to that office - a number of possible
opponents in a general election are
considerably closer to my own convictions. It
does follow that I am not nearly as put off by
her as I once was.
* Jay Ambrose is a columnist living in Colorado.

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Thousands crowd Florida stores

at start of holiday shopping

Associated Press

sun had only been up a few
hours on Black Friday, the
official start of the holiday
shopping season, but Dolly
Leiva already had bought a
42-inch plasma TV, a portable
DVD player and a king-size
"I'm going home. I spent
too much already," said the
31-year-old, who had shelled
out about $2,000 in five hours
of bargain hunting at Best
Buy, Sam's Club and Circuit
City in the Miami area.
Florida retailers believe the
thousands of shoppers like
Leiva will boost holiday sales
a predicted 6 percent or more
over last year. The Florida
Retail Federation expects to
have estimates of how much
Sunshine State shoppers
spent next week.
Pre-dawn sales lured some
people to camp out at stores,
but the frenzy did have a
downside. In Orlando,

security guards at a Wal-Mart
wrestled a man to the ground
after he cut in line to get a
discounted laptop computer,
according to WFTV-TV crews
who captured the brawl on
videotape that was broadcast
nationally. An elderly woman
was trampled by shoppers at a
Sunrise outlet mall; she wasn't
seriously hurt.
Computers, digital cameras
and electronics seemed to be
at the top of many shopping
lists. Traditional toys such as
Legos were also popular.
Robin Dickerson, 42, was
shopping for MP3 players at
an Orlando Best Buy for his
children, aged 12 and 16.
'They used to be $200 and
now they're $40," Dickerson
said. He also planned to buy a
big-screen television, but
news that some stores were
tightening restrictions on
returns gave him some pause.
'The deals seem pretty
good," he said. "But it kind of
makes you hesitant."

Christi Walton, of Lake Placid, waits in line for a cashier, Friday, at
a Wal-Mart in Sebring. Walton and her family headed to the store
at 4:30 a.m. to shop for Christmas gifts on sale.

Holiday shopping a big deal for tax collectors, too

Associated Press

While the holiday shopping
season is critical for retailers,
government forecasters and
revenue officials across the
nation keep a close eye on
cash register receipts, too.
Whether consumers are
spending freely or pinching
pennies during the holidays
affects the bottom line of state
and local governments. It's
particularly critical for states
like Tennessee that rely heavi-
ly on sales tax revenue and
those such as New York and
California with renowned
retailers that draw many
"Many businesses look at
Christmas .as a rnake-it-or- ,
break-it period," said Matt
Murray, a professor of eco-
nomics at the University of
Tennessee. "I don't predict a
particularly bright season."
The reasons for pessimism
are simple.

"Income growth is pretty
much flat, consumer
confidence is low and the sav-
ings rate is terrible," he said.
"People are already paying
much more for fuel and it's
just the start of the home
heating season."
In contrast to Murray's
view, the International Council
of Shopping Centers is pro-
jecting sales nationally at retail
stores open at least a year to
rise 3 percent to 3.5 percent
between Thanksgiving and
the week after Christmas. Last
year during the same period
sales rose just 2.3 percent, a
result blamed on higher
energy prices.
Tennessee has one of the
highest sales tax rates in the
nation at 7 percent, and those
taxes make .up 60 percent of
the state's revenue. According
to the Washington-based
Federation of Tax
Administrators, sales tax rates
as of.Jan. 1 ranged from none
in five states - Alaska,
Delaware, Montana, New

Hampshire and Oregon - to
7.25 percent in California.
While a strong holiday
shopping season is important
for governments collecting
sales taxes, it is not as critical
as for many retailers, experts
Even the seven states with-
out a broad-based personal
income tax that do collect a
sales tax have more
"elasticity" in their income
than retailers, said C. Warren
Neel, executive director of the
Corporate Governance Center
at the University of
"The holiday season is very

important, but there are items
like automobile sales that
have a significant impact,",
said Neel, who is a former
commissioner of the state
Department of Finance and
Outside of individual
consumers, businesses con-
tribute a large portion of sales
taxes when buying supplies
and equipment, said Reagan
Farr, deputy commissioner for
the Tennessee Department of
"We estimate that business
pays somewhere around
40 percent of the sales tax," he


Nov. 25, 2005

Dow Jones
lIndiief d Io A




Pct. change High Low
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Record high: 11,722.98

52-Week YTD 12-mo
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Vanguard Admiral: 500Adml SP 36,311 117.17 +7.8 +9.3/A +2.4/A NL 100,000
Fidelity Invest: LowP r MV 35,303 41.46 +7.4 +12.1/D +130.0/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: N PerA p GL 34,478 30.08 +6.1 +12.6/C +33.8/B 5.75 250
American Funds A: BalA p BL 32,234 18.38 +4.7 +5.9/D +49.3/A 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Grolnc LC 30,693 38.54 +7.4 +7.7/D +1.7/B NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Divlntl IL 29,613 32.07 +5.5 +17.4/B +58.3/A NL 2,500
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Fidelity Invest: GroCo XG 25,341 63.69 +10.7 +18.2/B -11.1/C NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Puriln BL 23,657 19.04 +5.3 +7.1/C +32.2/A NL 2,500
Dodge&Cox: Balanced BL 23,102 82.54 +4.5 +8.8/A +70.9/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: FdlnvA p LV 22,710 35.29 +7.0 +12.8/A +26.2/B 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: BlueChGr LC 21,875 43.89 +8.3 +8.3/C -16.0/E NL 2,500
Frank/Temp Fnk A: IncomAp MP 21,664 2.42 +2.2 +4.3/D +56.7/A 4.25 1,000
Vanguard Idx Fds: TotBnd IB 20,731 10.03 +0.7 +2.0/8 +32.7/C NL 3,000
Frank/Temp Temp A: GrwIhA p GL 20,503 22.86 +3.7 +9.6/D +58.6/A 5.75 1,000
Vanguard Fds: Prmcp r XC 20,153 67.44 +8.4 +11.9/B +13.4/C NL 25,000
Fidelity Spartan: Eqldxlnv SP 20,143 45.00 +7.8 +9.2/A +2.0/A NL 100,000
Vanguard Admiral: TSlkAdm XC 19,093 30.54 +8.2 +10.8/C +10.6/C NL 100,000
Amer Century Inv: Ultra LG 18,924 30.89 +9.0 +8.1/D -7.5/B NL 2,500
PIMCO Admin PIMS: ToRIAd IB 18,225 10.57 +0.7 +2.5/A +39.2/A NL 5,000,000
Davis Funds A: NYVen A LC 18,044 34.25 +7.6 +14.2/A +29.4/A 4.75 1,000
American Funds A: BondA p AB 17,585 13.25 +0.4 +2.2/B +40.1/B 3.75 250
Price Funds: Eqinc El 17,342 27.48 +7.1 +9.1/C +41.9/A NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: DivGth LC 16,240 29.40 +6.8 +7.3/D +5.3/8 NL 2,500
Vanguard Fds: HllhCre HB 16,231 141,38 +5.2 +19.0/8 +38.4/B NL 25,000
Fidelity Invest: Balanc BL 15,186 18.78 +6.6 +12.8/A +49.3/A NL 2,500
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Community Calendar
item, contact S.
Michael Manley at
754-0429 or by email
at smanlev@
lakecityreporter. com.


Santa coming back
to Lake City Mall
Santa's Mall Hours - Santa
Clause will be at Lake City Mall
on Sunday and will be available
to meet all the good boys and
girls from 1-5 p.m. For more
information, call Janice Keaton
The Lake City Mall will open
at 8 a.m. today.

Blue Grey Army set
to meet Nov. 29
The Blue Grey Army will
meet at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at
the Columbia County Public
Library, Downtown branch.
This will be a general
meeting of committees and
workers involved with
preparation for the Olustee
Festival 2006. Anyone
interested in working with this
group should attend.
Duffy Soto will unveil the
2006 Olustee Battle Poster.
Also present will be participants
in the photo.
For more information, call
Faye Bowling Warren at

Museum of Natural History will
offer a training session for
volunteers interested in working
with butterflies at the McGuire
Center for Lepidoptera and
Biodiversity from 8:30 a.m.-
2 p.m. Dec. 10.'
Both adult and junior
volunteers, ages 13-17, are
needed for various volunteer
A light breakfast will be
provided at the session, but
participants must bring their
own lunch. No prior experience
or special skills are necessary
to participate.
For more information or to
R.S.V.P., contact Tori Derr,
(352) 846-2000, ext. 206.
R.S.V.P. by Dec. 8.

Charter Review
Commission to meet
The Columbia County
Charter Review Commission
will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29.
at the Old Welcome Center
located off NW Hall of Fame
Drive in Lake City. For more
information, call the Board of

County Commission at

Senior Services to
offer gift boutique
If you are looking for unique,
handmade gifts, Columbia
County Senior Service's Gift
Boutique will be open from
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and
Dec. 2. There are many items
to choose from. All proceeds go
to help the senior adults of
Columbia County.
The Senior Services Center
is located at 480 S.E. Clements
Place. Call Carol at 755-0264
for more information.

Holiday Crafts workshop
coming in December
There will be a free Holiday
Crafts Workshop for children
ages 5 and up on Sunday,
Dec. 5 at the Main Library of
the Columbia County Public
Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave.
in Lake City. Children can
create their own jewelry, make
a gift, or make ornaments and
decorations for their home.
There is a limit of 40 children.
Call 758-2101 or stop by the
Main Library's Circulation Desk
to make a reservation.

Learn bridge or update your
bidding system by taking the
Modern Bidding Bridge Classes
every Wednesday for nine
weeks. beginning from
10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 2006, at
the Blanche Hotel. Presented
by John Donovan, Certified
ACBL Instructor, tuition and
room rental is $91.25 plus
textbook. For enrollment, call
Janet Harpster at
(386) 364-8063.

Concert coming soon
to Stephen Foster
concert of old-time music will
feature stellar performances of
voice, fiddle, banjo, and guitar
on Dec. 3 at Stephen Foster
Folk Cultuie Center State.Park.
The concert, which begins at
7:30 p.m., features renowned
guitarist and singer Alice
Gerrard; multi-instrumentalist
and Smithsonian Folkways
recording artist Bruce Hutton;
fiddler Chuck Levy, from
Gainesville; banjo instructor
Mary Z. Cox, from Tallahassee;
and legendary Midwestern
fiddler Chirps Smith.

The concert headliners are
instructors in the Suwannee
Old-Time Music Camp, a
three-day series of workshops,
jams and taster sessions, will
,take place Dec. 2-4 at the park.
Registration is available from
11 a.m. Dec. 2.

Christmas parade
applications now available
Applications are now being
accepted for the Lake City
Christmas Parade, which will be
on the evening of Dec. 5 in
downtown Lake City.
Contact the Columbia County
Tourist Development Council at
758-1312 to request an entry
application or to obtain
additional information on
participating in the parade.

'Miracle' coming
to Lake City
The March of Dimes,
Tucker's Fine Dining and the
Downtown Action Corporation
presents "Miracle on Marion,"
an Old Fashioned Lake City
Christmas Tree Ball, at
6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the historic
Blanche Hotel. Tickets are
$75 per couple, $40 per single,
which includes: live auction;
silent auction; dining; and �
dancing, casino with $150 in
play money
For more information or
tickets, call: Kathy McCallister
755-0507; Jan Turbeville
755-0600 ext 3176; or Maureen
Lloyd 752-4885.

Tickets for Allison Krauss
concert are now on sale
GAINESVILLE - One of the
biggest names in bluegrass,
Allison Krauss and Union
Station, will perform at the
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts at 8 p.m.
Jan. 22, 2006.
Tickets are: $50, front
orchestra and mezzanine; $50,
mid-orchestra; $50, rear
orchestra; $45, balcony.
Tickets to University of
Florida Performing Arts events
are available by calling the
Phillips Center Box Office at
(352) 392-ARTS or
(800) 905-ARTS or by faxing
orders to (352) 846-1562.
Tickets are also available at the
University Box Office, all
or by calling Ticketmaster at
(904) 353-3309.


Lake Butler single
to meet today
Butler Singles will meet today at
the Lake Butler Community
Center and dance from
8-11 p.m. and dance to South
Street Band. Dot Croft, the
nomination chairperson, will
give her report for new officers
for next year. Dinner will be at
7 p.m. Come out and dance
with us where no smoke or
alcohol is allowed.
For more information, contact
President Bob Collins at

Coming up

Columbia High singers
to perform 'Celebration'
Holiday Traditions "A Musical
Celebration" to benefit STOP!
Children's Cancer, Inc., 4 p.m.
Sunday at the Curtis M. Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts at
315 Hull Road in Gainesville.
The concert features the Alachua
County Youth Orchestra, the
Gainesville Youth Chorus,
Columbia, Eastside and P.K.
Yonge high school choirs and
special guest, local performer
Hanna Peterson, Tickets are
available at the Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts Box
Office, (352) 392-ARTS and
(800) 905-ARTS, University Box
Office, all Ticketmaster outlets,
the STOP! Office
(352) 377-2622 and at

Red Hat Society
plans Mall Invasion
The Red Whiners - the local
chapter of the Red Hat Society
- will have a meet and greet
on the first Thursday of every
The Mall Invasion is
scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 1. Participants should
meet in the center of the mall.
T .he, ladies will eat, play.
games,'collect prizes, laugh
and have a great time. It's an
opportunity for ladies looking for
a chapter to join.

Jazz event scheduled
at community college
The Lake City Community
College Library and Student
Activities will host another

"Jazz and Java" from 7-10 p.m.,
Dec. 2 in the college library,
Building 007.
It will be an evening of live
jazz, coffee and treats, and
poetry readings with an open
For more information, call
Jim Morris at 754-4337.

'Get your tickets now and
reserve your tables for the HQlly
Ball, sponsored by the American
Legion Auxiliary Unit.
The ball will take place on
Dec. 3 at the American Legion
Post 57. Music will be provided
by "Wheelz Band."
Tickets can be purchased in
the American Legion Lounge at
$15 per person or $25 per
couple. All members and guests
are welcome. For more
information, call 752-7776.

Newcomers to
put on luncheon
The Christmas Friendship
Luncheon will be 11:30'a.m.
Dec. 7 at the Texas Roadhouse.
All members, guests and friends
are welcome. There will be a gift
exchange ($5-$8) for those
wishing to participate.
For further information, contact
758-7920 or 752-4552.

Regular Newcomers
meeting set for Dec. 14
The regular monthly meeting
of the Lake City Newcomers will
take place at 11:15 a.m.
Dec. 14 at the Quality Inn.
This will be the group's annual
Christmas party. The
entertainment will be provided by
Zack Douglas, singing and
playing the guitar. There will be
singing, games and a gift or
ornament exchange for those
If you bring a gift, you will
receive a gift - if you bring an
ornament, you will receive an
ornament. The cost for these
should be between $5 and $8.
All members, guests and friends
are invited to attend. . . .
'F.For mi re information, c� ntact'
754-2695 or 752-4552.


Performing Arts center
looking for members
Ms. Nadine Center for the
Performing Arts is currently
accepting applications for new

memberships. Children ages
5 to 18 years old are welcomed
to join. Students will learn
dancing, drama and much more.
For more information, contact
Ms. Nadine at (386) 344-2540 or
e-mail her at

how to make a Christmas
ornament out of delicate
hand-knotted lace in a class
Dec. 10 at Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park.
Lace-maker Nancy Traver will
teach the class from
10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Craft Square.
The $20 fee includes all
materials and park admission.
To register for the class, call
Craft Square at (386) 397-1920
or visit the web at
www. StehenFosterCSO. com

Parks and Recreation
host senior classes
The Lake City-Columbia
County Parks and Recreation
Department will offer the
following new
* A Senior Citizens Activities
Class, to meet from 10-11 a.m.
every Tuesday and Thursday
for exercise at Southside
Community Center;
* A guitar class, to meet
from.5-6 p.m. Wednesday night
-for group lessons;
6-7 p.m. for individual lessons
at Southside Community
Center. Cost is $30 for group
and $40 for individual, per
For more information about
either class, call Heyward
Christie at 758-5448.

Tae Kwan Do
class offered
The Lake City-Columbia
County Parks and Recreation
Department will host Tae Kwan
Do' classes that will" rmeetfrom"
6:30-8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday and is open to
anyone age 8 and older. Cost
is $40 per month. Instructors
will be Jeff Foster and Teresa
Burne, master and certified
instructor in Tae Kwan Do. For
more information or to register,
call Heyward Christie at


Mr. Kenneth W. Anderson
Mr. Kenneth W. Anderson, 84,
passed from this life to the next on
Wednesday d a y s, s .*
November 23, 2005.. -0
He enjoyed a very -"
active life
through this year and
then started a
losing battle with cancer. He loved
politics of the past and present and
traveling to see different cultures.
But the most noteworthy character-
istic that he showed his family was
that you just put one foot in front of
the other and keep on going. He was
very optimistic and felt like all
things would turn out for the best.
Kenneth was born to Alice Eliza-
beth and Grover Cleveland Ander-
son on February 21, 1921, in Bur-
rillville, Rhode Island. He was the
oldest of four children, Donald An-
derson, Mary Yonkers and Rita Viv-
ian Campbell. Survived only by his
sister Mary Yonkers.
They lived in the New England
states until' his father retired from
the Navy and they moved to. Pensa-
cola, Florida in 1932. Kenneth at-
tended Tate High School where he
graduated in 1939. He attended the
University of Florida where he was
a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon
Fraternity and received an Associate
of Arts degree in 1941. World War
II called and he enlisted in the Army
in November 1942. He served his
country as a postal clerk in Kun-
minp, China, and then received an
honorable discharge November 11,
1945 and was awarded medals for
and the Good Conduct medal. After
leaving the service he took advant-
age of the GI bill and finished his
last two years of college at Troy
State Teachers College in Alabama
where he received a Bachelor of
Science in August 1951.
Kenneth married Mary Ethel Drane
from Natchez, Mississippi in Au-
gust 1953 and had three children;
Mary Catherine and husband Frank
Loughran, Pamela Ann and husband
James Brown, and Kenneth David
and wife Marjorie. He was loving
grandfather to Benjamin Thomas,
Jennifer Cory, and Kenneth Francis
Loughran and great grandfather to
Olivia Elise Loughran.
Kenneth and Mary Ethel spent
many years in Pensacola before
moving to Lake City, Florida in
1971. Kenneth was predeceased by
his wife Mary Ethel in 1993 and re-
kindled a love with his high school

sweetheart, Audre' Haynes from
Pensacola, Florida. They married in
February 1994 and enjoyed some
happy years before Miss Audre' re-
turned to her home in Pensacola
where she resides at this time. Ken-
neth will be missed by his family
and friends.
The family asks in lieu of flowers
that donations be made in his name
to the St. James Episcopal Church
Building Fund. We also wish to
thank Hospice for providing such a
comfortable atmosphere for the last
journey of his life. Memorial serv-
ices to be held at the St. James Epis-
copal Church on Sunday, November
27, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. Cremation
arrangements are under the direction
Please sign the guest book at

Mr. William H. "Bill" Hunter
Mr. William H. "Bill" Hunter, 94,
resident of Lake City, Fl, and son of
the late William A. and Cara Acker
Hunter, died at his home Thursday
morning, November 24th , after an
extended illness. He was a native of
Anderson County, Belton, S.C., and
had made his home in Lake City
since 1944. He attended school in
the Belton , S.C. school system, at-
tended one year at Clemson.Univer-
sity, and then attended the Universi-
ty of Georgia School of Forestry.
He worked briefly with the U.S.
Forestry system in 1934. He spent
three years in West Virginia and
seven years in New Jersey with the
U.S. Conservation Service. Mr.
Hunter was then transferred to Lake
City in 1944 with the U.S. Soil
Conservation Service and retiredin
1975 with 41 and a half years of
federal service. He was a member of
The First Baptist Church of Lake
Survivors include his wife, Kather-
ine M. Hunter,. Lake City; two
daughters, Marilyn Hunter Smithy
of Lake City and Bonnie Hunter
Hunt (Don), Dahlonega, GA and
one step-son, Jef Fike (Shera) of
Grand Prairie, TX. Two grandchil-
dren: Brad Smithy and Jennifer
Smithy Bedenbaugh, and three great
grandchildren also survive.
Graveside Funeral Services will be
conducted at 11 A.M. Saturday, No-
vember 26th , at Memorial Ceme-
tery, Lake City , with Dr. Roy Mar-
tin, pastor of The First Presbyterian
Church of Lake City officiating. In

lieu of flowers, The Christian Serv-
ice Center may be remembered at
441 NW Washirigton St., Lake City,
Fl 32055 or Haven Hospice of the
Suwannee Valley at 618 SW Florida
Gateway Dr., Lake City, Florida
32055. The family will be at the res-
idence, 435 Oak St., S.E. Arrange-
ments are under the direction of the
FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South
Highway 441, Lake City. Please
sign the guestbook at www.gate-

Mrs. Pansy M. Boltin
Mrs. Pansy M. Boltin, 77, of Lake
City, died early Friday morning,
November 25, 2005, in the Kindred
Hospital in Green Cove Springs,
Florida, following an extended ill-
ness. A native and longtime resident
of Columbia County, Mrs. Boltin
was the daughter of the late William

& Sally Skinner Davis. Mrs. Boltin
had worked as a waitress in Lake
City for many years prior to retiring.
She loved to crochet and canning
fruits & vegetables. Her favorite
time was the time spent with her
children and grandchildren. Mrs.
Boltin was a member of the Oak
Grove Baptist Church. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband, Ru-
fus Boltin Sr., two grandsons, Ran-
dy Stalvey & Marty Stalvey and a
sister, Mozelle Morris.
Mrs. Boltin is survived by two
daughters, Frankie Stalvey & Sue
Kuebbler (Bill); and two sons,
James Wheeler & Ralph Boltin all
of Lake City; two brothers, Buddy
Skinner (Joyce), of Lake City; Elsie
Skinner (Brenda) of Hot Springs,
Arkansas, and a sister, Vonda Fend-
er (Rayburn) of Statenville, Geor-
gia. Six grandchildren and ten
great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Boltin will

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in the Oak Grove Baptist Church
Cemetery. The family will receive
friends from 4-6 Saturday afternoon
at the funeral home. Arrangements
are under the direction of the DEES

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trouble at a Wal-Mart in
Orlando, Fla., where a man
allegedly cut in line to buy
one. He was wrestled to the
ground, according to a video
shown by an ABC affiliate,
Discounted notebooks,
particularly the $378 HP
Pavilion notebooks, were not
the only attractions at
Wal-Mart, which also sold
out of its $997
42-inch plas- "Today,
ma TVs and look real
15-inch LCD
TVs, priced at But these
$178, in many five wee
sto re s , really cr
, according to
Gail Lavielle, - Terry L
a Wal-Mart president and cl
s p o k es- officerof Federat
woman. But ,- ..

apparel and O'd
toys also did well, she said.
"We were pleased. We
thought people did come to
us first," said Lavielle.
Terry Lundgren, chair-
man, president and chief
executive of Federated
Department Stores Inc.,
which operates Macy's, esti-

mated the flagship Herald
Square store attracted about
1,000 people for the 6 a.m.
opening. "I have also seen a
lot of bags," he said. Hot
items included cashmere
sweaters, down comforters
and scarves, he said.
"Today, things look really
good. But these next five
weeks are really critical,"
Lundgren added. "You have
to wait and see
things how it unfolds."
ly good. At a Best Buy
Co. store at
se next CambridgeSide
�ks are Galleria, in
'itical." Cambridge,
Mass., the line
undren, of about 400
chief executive s h o pp e r s
ed Department snaked through
Inc. the indoor mall
for the 5 a.m.
store opening.
'The prices are much bet-
ter than last year," said
Shirley Xie, 30, who was with
Jen Lin, 35, both from
Medford, Mass. The married
couple said they were
enticed by deals such as a
Toshiba Corp. laptop com-

Even these stuffed Santas were marked on sale as 'Black
Friday' culminated.

puter with 15-inch screen
that was $379.99 after a
$370 instant rebate. Xie said
a comparable laptop she
bought last year as a gift cost
about $600.
The couple also bought a
SanDisk Corp. MP3 player
for $39.99 after a $60 instant
rebate available until noon.

At a Wal-Mart store in
Strongsville, a suburb of
Cleveland, the biggest
crowds for the 5 a.m. open-
ing were for portable DVD
players, priced at $79.86; 20-
inch TVs, priced at $89; and
the Garth Brooks limited-
edition, six-disc box set,;
priced at $25.

SCOUT: Local resident continues family tradition

Continued From Page 1A
project," Bill said. "It's proba-
bly similar to doing a master's
thesis in college, but it's more
like a science project."
David's project was done in
Lake City at Alligator Lake.
"He cleaned up an estab-
lished trail that had been
overgrown and at the end he
built a fence to.keep nature
lovers from meandering into
the marshlands. He built a
bench because it's a long
trail. There's a lot of bird
watchers that go out there. It
gives them a place to rest,"
Bill said.
David said he was glad to
be able to do something for

his community and "get a
project done at the same
"It was in my community. I
liked the idea of being out-
side and it was a nice park,"
David said. He added that he
also enjoyed the project and
learning to build a fence and
a bench.
But he was quick to add
that scouting wasn't his only
interest, even while he was
working on the project.
"I'm also on the wrestling
team (at Suwannee Valley
High School). I was able to do
that (Eagle Scout project)
with the aspect of wrestling

and I played piano too, while I
was involved with Boy
Scouts," David. said.
Asked if he was excited
about becoming an Eagle
Scout David said, "Oh, yes!
The privilege, the prestige,
the whole - that I made it. It's
been a long time thatI've been
in the Boy Scout and finally
I'm finished with it. And I can
take back what I've learned
and use it in other things. Now
I'm part of a group. I'm in the
group of Eagle Scouts. That's
a good feeling."
Although David thinks
attaining Eagle Scout is bene-
ficial because it lets people

know he doesn't quit in the
middle of things. Beyond that,
he said, it gave him "a great
opportunity to see the world
in another perspective."
'The world is yours if you
just go out there and lead and
take initiative and be in con-
trol. You can get what you
want. You can make things
happen. You can do some-
thing good for your city, your
community, for the whole
country. One man can make a
difference," David said.
David will become an Eagle
Scout on Sunday at St. Luke's
Lutheran Church in Lake
City, Bill said.

511: Traffic information is just a phone call away

Democratic lawmakers

reconsider their votes

authorizing Iraq war

Associated Press

years ago, Massachusetts con-
gressmen Martin Meehan,
Stephen Lynch and Edward
Markey bucked their state
Democratic colleagues and
cast votes to give President
Bush a green light to go to war
in Iraq.
Since then, the "The v
three have based on
renounced their
votes and premi
emerged as crit- Saddarr
ics of the way had ai
Bush has
handled the war. nuclear
Unlike the dra- prog
matic public
change of heart - Edwa
by Rep. John Massachusetl
Murtha, D-Pa., a
decorated Marine veteran who
served in Korea and Vietnam,
the three congressmen said
they began gradually re-evalu-
ating their views soon after the
U.S.-led invasion, when no
weapons of mass destruction
were found.
"The war was based on the
false premise that Saddam
Hussein had an active nuclear
weapons program," said
Markey, who accused the
administration of




"manipulating facts."
They are not the first to
express regret about their pro-
war votes. Several members of
Congress, including Reps.
Walter Jones, R-N.C., and
Robert Wexler, D-Fla., have
had changes of heart about
But for Meehan, Lynch and
Markey, the shift has paid polit-
ical dividends,
rar was helping them
the false mend fences
se that with top state
e at Democratic
Hussein leaders such as
active Sen. Edward
Kennedy, and
weapons anti-war liberals
am." who are active
in the party
d Markey, ranks.
congressman; "I'd say that
we have been
the most vocal state delegation
in the entire country in criticiz-
ing the president's handling of
the war in Iraq," said Meehan,
an early advocate of a phased
troop withdrawal.
As Bush's popularity
slumps, public support for the
war crumbles and U.S. casual-
ties mount, Democrats nation-
wide are stepping up their
attacks on the president and
pressing for a clearer exit

WRECK: Two die in crash
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officer for Troop B of the
Florida Highway Patrol.
The passenger compartment
of the vehicle was crushed dur-
ing impact, and both driver and
passenger were declared dead
at the scene.
No identification was found
on either of the deceased. The
bodies were taken *to the
Medical Examiner's Office "in
Jackohiville. ' "'' '
The Tr-ck marked the sec-
ond and third deaths in the
county for November.

The two men were identified
as Hispanic males in their mid-
to-late twenties. According to
FHP, the Jeep Cherokee had a
Tennessee license plate.
Alcohol is suspected as a
possible cause of the crash,
but cannot be determined until
blood alcohol specimen tests
are conducted by the medical
The FHP is asking anyone
with information about the
identities of these men to call
Burroughs at 758-0519.

Continued From Page 1A
motorist information, on a traf-
fic tie up or how to avoid a traf-
fic tie up through the use of an
alternate route, you alleviate a
large amount of driver frustra-
tion and subsequently a large
amount of aggressive driving
Sand road rage," said Lt. Mike
Burroughs, Public
Information of Troop B of the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Columbia County Tourist
Development Council
Director Harvey Campbell
said the state 511 system
helps tourism.
"It kind of enhances the
quality of their visit,"
Campbell said. "I think it
helps with safety elements if
you can give people informa-
tion before they get into a traf-
fic safety situation and certain-
ly creates a safer
The' Federal
Communications Commission
assigned the 511-telephone
number for nationwide travel
information in 2001. Two
years later, Florida received a
grant from the Florida
Department of Transportation
to integrate some projects
(including roadway weather
sensors and changeable mes-
sage signs for Amber Alerts),
into the state's 511 system,
according to the state Web
"It's mainly using today's
technology to improve on
communication. We wish
everything were perfectly safe
in the world, but it's not. It
(511) gives us a way to
respond faster," Poole said.
The 511 system works this
way. Motorists dial 511 and
choose between voice or
keypad responses.
Although information on
roads is available statewide,
outside of the major metropol-
itan areas drivers will find
information limited to major
roads. Motorists can obtain
information either using the
name of the county, city or
major roads - primarily
interstate highways.
For information on roads,
callers use a voice command
or press 99 to switch to the

tduch pad use. For informa-
tion on a city, they enter
24, then the first five letters of
the city name followed by the
pound key. For a county they
begin with 26, then the first
five letters followed by the
pound key and for roads the
caller merely enters the road
number followed by the
pound sign.
For instance: Lake City is
24-52532#, Gainesville is
24-42463#, Jacksonville Beach

is 24-52257#, Columbia
County is 26-26586# and
Interstate 75 is 75#.
More detailed information
is available for South East
Florida,. Tampa Bay and
Central Florida that includes
most cities, interstate high-
ways and state and county
However, along with calling
511, that information - and
more - is available on the
Florida 511 Web page at
Along with real time maps
of traffic conditions, construc-
tion and weather, the Web site
offers travel times and evacua-
tion information. The evacua-
tion information page has
links to the Weather Channel,
National Weather Service in
Melbourne, Federal
Emergency Management
Agency, Red Cross and links
to many county emergency
offices throughout Florida.

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..By John Forrest

"Hold it right there!"
I froze in mid-step, pinned to the wall by a brilliant beam of
light. The voice behind the flashlight echoed hollowly in the
emptiness of the dimly lit hallway.
"Where do you think you're going?" it demanded.
"Well, you see, nurse, ah, my wife is on this floor, and ...
There I was, on Christmas Eve, 1969, caught in the corridor of
Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, dressed in a Santa suit, sneaking in
to visit my wife Carol on the surgical ward. How could I make
this stranger understand the importance of my mission?
Carol and I were newlyweds, planning our first Christmas
together. This, as well as Carol's name being a legacy of her
December 25 birthday, made the celebration even more special.
Shopping and decorating for the holidays had gone smoothly,
and ou- first Christmas tree was, of course, the best Christmas
tree ever! With preparations nearly complete on the night of
December 22, disaster struck! Carol woke me complaining of
severe stomach pain. I rushed her to the hospital, where the doc-
tor in Emergency confirmed my worst suspicion-acute appen-
dicitis. This meant immediate surgery and Christmas in the hos-
pital. The surgery was successful, but having to spend her
Christmas birthday in the hospital broke Carol's heart.
Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on December 23, I was waiting when

Carol was wheeled into her room on the surgical ward. However,
my stay was brief. The ward supervisor, Nurse Krause, arrived to
settle her new patient. In those days, visiting hours were strictly
enforced, so after exchanging greetings she curtly informed me
that her patient needed rest and dismissed me from the room. My
appeals for special treatment fell on deaf ears.
Not to be denied, I spent the next two days creeping about the
hospital dodging Krause and trying to extend my visits; however,
she seemed to have a sixth sense and invariably thwarted my
efforts. So when even our Christmas Eve visit was terminated
promptly at 9:00 p.m. I had a backup plan!
Shortly after midnight, dressed in a Santa Suit, complete with a
sack of presents, I sneaked back into the hospital. But in the cor-
ridor just short of my goal, I was apprehended by one of the
nurses. Ignoring my pleas for clemency, she delivered me to the
nursing station, and into the clutches of Nurse Krause.
Despite my disguise, she recognized me immediately. Her col-
league departed to continue her rounds leaving Krause and me
alone, facing each other over the counter. I feared the worst!
Krause eyed me for a moment, ordered me to stay put, and set off
down the hallway. I stood rooted to the spot, awaiting my fate.
Then a Christmas miracle occurred. Krause returned push-
ing wheelchair. My heart leaped with joy when I saw its smil-

ing passenger. Krause
parked the chair and with-
out a word, disappeared
Siv around the corner. Now
was my chance! I took
SCarol gently by the shoul-
e .i w C ders and .c . "Okay you two,
that's enough of that!
You've got work to do!"
4 barked Krause as she swept
back into the corridor
-t . t pushing a large laundry
Scart, filled to overflowing
with wrapped presents and
stuffed toys. You see,
Krause had a special mission of her own that Christmas Eve.
The children's ward was just down the hall, and the parents of
the kids who couldn't be home for Christmas had left the gifts
with her for delivery so that no one would miss out on a visit
from Santa. Krause had taken one look at my outfit and decid-
ed to recruit me! We spent the next hour visiting every bed in
the children's ward. Carol and Krause checked tags, selected the
appropriate presents, passed them to me, and I tiptoed from
bed to bed placing the gifts inside the bed rails. Room after
room and present after present, by the time we finished we had
left more than one sleepy eyed young believer in our wake, and
our efforts on Santa's behalf did wonders in restoring our
Christmas spirit.
And as things turned out, that special.night must have had a
remarkable healing effect on Carol too because on Christmas Day
our best gift was Carol's early release from the hospital.
This year Carol and I will celebrate our thirty-fifth Christmas
together. We have fond memories of each but none more cher-
ished than that of our first Christmas Eve when a very special-
nurse, with a hidden heart of gold, gave us the precious gift of

John Forrest writes from Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

ON DEC. 4,
Moments 19 4 3, President
Franklin Roosevelt closes
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miles of road and 125,000 public buildings.
O N NO V. 3 0, 1 9 5 4, in Alabama, an 8.5-pound meteorite
crashes through the roof of a house, bounces off a radio and
strikes a woman asleep on the couch on the hip. Elizabeth Hodges
suffered a nasty bruise but no permanent injury.

O N DEC. 3, 1 9 6 7, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives
the first human heart transplant. Drugs given after the surgery in
Cape Town, South Africa, left him susceptible to illness, and 18
days later he died from double pneumonia.
ON D EC. 2, 1 9 8 , organized crime bosses Paul Castellano
and Thomas Bilotti are gunned down, making John Gotti the head
of the Gambino crime family, the most powerful Mafia operation
in New York City. Gotti's success at escaping conviction at trial
earned him the nickname "Teflon Don."
ON D E C. 1, 1 9 9 O, the island of Britain is connected with
the European mainland for the first time since the Ice Age when
tunnel workers from England and France meet 40 meters beneath
the English Channel seabed. The "Chunnel" was officially opened
in May 1994.

By Larry Cox


Q: I recently purchased five pen-and-ink drawings of jazz
musicians performing at Dixie Land Hall. They are signed
and dated by the artist, I. or J. McBride. - Elizabeth,
Benton, Ill.
A: Neither name is listed in Hislop's Official International
Price Guide to Fine Art, edited by Duncan Hislop and pub-
lished by House of Collectibles. Nor could I find a reference to
McBride on the Internet. This leads me to believe that it could
be the work of a lesser-known regional artist.
Perhaps it is time to consult an appraiser. You can find one
in your area by contacting the American Society of Appraisers,
555 Herdon Parkway, Suite 125, Herndon, VA 20170.

Q: I have a Roseville vase that is blue with white flowers. Is
it worth anything? --Audrey (via e-mail)
A: Although I'm guessing, I think your vase is probably from
Roseville's magnolia pattern. The line was introduced in 1943
and was one of the last issued by the company.
To find out the value of your vase, I suggest you consult
Warman's Roseville Pottery: Identification and Price Guide by
Mark F. Moran (KP Publications, $24.99). This excellent guide
features more than 1,500 photos in full color, references 2,000
Roseville pieces and has a list of current prices that I think are
fairly accurate and reflect the marketplace.

Q: I have a Lord's Supper plate with warranted 24-karat
gold edging. - Virginia, Linden, Texas
A: The value of your plate is less determined by the gold than
by the name that is stamped on its bottom. Without having
more information, I can't give you much of an answer. It's a
little like asking me how much your car is worth. If it's a Yugo,
it's not worth much. On the other hand, if it's a 1934 Packard
Roadster, you've hit the jackpot. Remember that the values of
collectibles are generally determined by several factors, includ-
ing rarity, demand and condition.

Q: I would like an address for Avon collectibles. -
Charlotte, Lilitz, Pa.
A: One of the better sources is the National Association of
Avon Collectors, P.O. Box 7006, Kansas City, MO 64113.

You can reach Larry Cox at

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Planted inthe House of the Lord

Winter is just
around the corner.
Reminders are all
around. Mornings
and evenings are
colder, sometimes
even cold enough to
see your breath.
Leaves have fallen
from the trees after a
brilliant blaze of

color and bare, gray
tree limbs make a
silhouette against the
sky. The grass has
turned from green to
brown, and summer
flowers have
The potted plants
that sat outside all
summer and fall have
been carefully rescued and brought inside before the first frost. Now they
shine like emeralds in the sunny windo%\, oblivious to the season. They
thrive in the house, warm and tended. lovinglv \watered and nourished.
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frozen with fear. \e do not have to feel desolate. \We, too, can be
Come into God's house. \\arm your heart and nourish your spirit.
Psalm 92:12-13 promises "...the righteous will flourish...planted in the
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Sunday 10:u0AM
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Pasior R i..-udia KabJ

Lake j)ler\ Road
Lilet, :I ,F, FL ?12,'5
1.866.69 1-'.1-759
Domingo: Escuela Duminilcd 1 3iPMI
Sernc) de Adorac ion 2 I'ijPP
Maries: Cult: De Oraliin 7 itf'M
lueves: studio B blico �~ 30PM

SR47 S .-55.i9iju
Sunday School 9:31. IMa
Sunday VWor-hip 10 45AM :: . Pl
Wednesday Eie. Senice ,PM
Pastor. Larri E Sweat

C242 West 'ior 2-"52 Welt
Sunday School IANIA
Sun. W%,orship 11 AM PM
Wed Nighi Srmc- 7 PMF
Rev lohn Harritun, Pastor

"The Place for New Beginning!"
Pastour [riroy arum
Bible Study 15. W1
Morning \Wirship 10I'Ju AM
Sunday EieningWiirship i I., PMi
Fjmily Supper ", 3i PM
Student Mimstry 6i-lJO iM
Pradtr & Bible Study .I'15 PM
Chddren's Ilmisutr- 15 IPM
2 blocks East o iUS 141 on Hwi �19
in Dnuni(v.n Lake (.r t* 86.7t .' 51'

541 NE Dav\is Sneet
(3861 752 1'-'A li
Ronaild \ Walters. Pastor
Sunday School . 45,r 1
Sunday Morrung WVorsp 11 .I(iAM
Wed. Mid-Weekl. Woship r, 'flop
"i God' Wurd, iUl .Wn

268 NW Lake letfre\ Rd * '.115
Lak-e Ctry. Floi-da 321155

Sunday S'ri 'ices
BibIl Srud,
Morning Worship
Evemnig Worship
tWed Eve schedule

Farmlv Supper Reenrv.uonn
Youth Worship
Prayer Meeting
PdStor i.isepih M. Bitlei

6:00 PM

5 3u PM

Hiq' 47 bRtrriin Ft.i'hitr & Collumbiri Ci
Sund.'t Seti;es
Bible aIJv ' 9AM
ItI-r.hip lii iSAM
i' ednesdt E.ening Sc.hedule
WANA 6 , .l'M
F'iier arnj Bible Srtud) 7P
P csutr: [hcio Shio 7, 54 1144

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Chitieni's Chliurch ii-3( .iI . i ! AM
tniday rSLhou ll .1'
E'entrng Wo\\rhup 7 :'
I\ednfesdjv liedule
I mil\ Supper ii PM
outih Serviie 6 45 [I
Childitn's C hnir "', P.l
Bible Sudy P .r45 rPNI
Nurs 'ri 'ro',idt :d

Suindda Sefocrs ii'l.\1M
Pasior Elder Hin!ain Griffin

61i10 F. Bajd Avenlue
Bible Stud\ i-15 l
Sun Morn i\orship 10 10,M
Sunday Lie 6 1'PrI
Wed. Piavr Meeurng b I' "'M

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1'I S Mlintru Atie * 52:-427.1
Sunday S:11iolu il AMI
Sun. MIrn Worihip 11,'\IJ
Sunday, Fie I iPM'
Wed Prayer M-e:.-lng ; '.1I I'
Iaso:r Milke Noinan

a iI 'S lariun St * 752-4471)
staurdav VIgil Mas� . .5 PMN
SundJ Mal . R.15 AM. 10 ii AN.,
5 0(IL F".I Spainlh1Enlllbsh
Sjcrjaientof Pe'nan:e Sauiddja
12 hr before 7PM Mlas
and 12 hr befokren' 10 AM
Mass on unrd,i

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Sunday\ Schu tol 1.31,lJ A.
Suni .,l n. W'Vrshlp lit .i lr\l
Wid F' Pyi lMeetrig PNM

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McFarlarn eASte * 7'-.3900
Sunday School- all ages 10 fli IA
W r tship ll:0 .,n AI1
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Worship Sunday I l:iIDjAM
Sundiiv Evening N-Il)OPNI
MidWeek Bible Siud,. W %.d -. iii
Preacher: Rub lohnsoin a 7E559573

' 167 Ertne n St * '75S
Sunday Schtio] l9 1.5 4.M
iun WVorship 10J-30,1A\Mi I:, i)PM
Wed Fannl) NirJhit : PM
Wed Ytuith Sncite i" PM
P i' 1 t . rrioll Lee

fi -'242 ,. r:'nl.hed Rd * 75-t1'9
sunday, | n,| ': - 4 -\d
Slf nl i', 1% ',,.nM ., |ll:'.l l l j|1
IWed Spirituad [nnr:liirni 7PM
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Sun nrurrinig iinrihip 11.0iMANI
Piti-ii: Wlhbur PILA

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itiJs'ter Protidedi
Chi ,.in Edu dji, alil Hniu
Fur .i ages 1t 111 45'AAM
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Hw' m(i, I 5 rrmles \We l . i. 75 * 752- S3o8
SunddVay W'slhip 10 I0t'tI
F,aimil\ NMght ndflv
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Siator arri'-e. Bt-Zaue

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Sunlda\ S:hiool 9:45 M1
Sui5ndil r' rrlprnl WIrship I LAM
Sutndaj Fening I 311PM
Wedn-eday Dare-Tri nl.ct: 7PM

445 iSW Alhua I'Ave.* 752'1.13
Laf,.eirn, IFL 32025
Mtike Eins. Pastor
SunrI d,t,S' luii 1 945. M
Sunday. , AI W\obnrhip 10 45 1,A
Sunday Fv.ningr and Wednre.davb. 30 PM

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Surnda' .lii,-l 945.,AM
Mundai Mornring W\iorhip
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i'nt.e-le lii 'em comn
|Adjai.m:ni i0, Surrimei.s LhnolI
simnday ",hriol 91:4r AM
Sunday' ';:N.liip 8 !lANM t1: I0:4ii\ 1
\iuth tletuing '; P
Pri,.,& I . 'ir' inp 6 PM
,'Ilt/R RPR f'i 1 D01CDID
I.ain. i nuie Mabrey

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Ind I t igi] orn Oitjni,va
Sund1.1t, :hiju tIl'.5 MA
sun WrirhipIp IIAM &t 6 PM
w'id Niighl Scrire 7 fM
Pdsior, Rand Ogbturn
"Llfe does not consist In the
abundance of possessions."
IlkI . 12.1 '1

W lay Electric Cooperative, Inc,
Competitive rates, non-profit,
right here in your community.
Lake City District 386-752-7447

/1111 W Hwy 90
KFC f 752-1123
Stop In After Church and See
Our Newly Remodeled Store
and Try Our Delicious Buffet.

.2'3\i B.a,, * 752-,.iO7
ErIl', LuC nienmp.t.iry Senice '- ( ili,A.M
1urd b:hool M",0 AM
Irajdion l nSeiic ' e 1 i)i Al
Vijuwl, Proji im orn \"-d,
nlridertan-ien thru, r High
.V ' ;\FPi F'Ki jiL.ED
[ .1'i, r Ur Li' .i %jrr rn
A ,rt P sinnt r hFe r Iance C. iar
iru terf Musii: Bill Pophn

NE \ dinoWja & NE Washlngmen S
b.uridj Sc hu,:,l 11.1 ij 4h
Mlurning l\up'hip 11 00. M
E;angehlni Srmti 6:f'I Pf'1
'luth Serir \'Woine.-da.y .:fIOPM
Mid.wrel' Seriice Wednesd�i ? UOi P'
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Paslui Re, Siun iElb

Hwy 47 South * 755.7847
I'.,or4. FEus',ll & Llairne %h Danjl
Schedule ol err:cesm
Sunday, ' School 9. 45,.AM
Worutip Sernice 11.1)1) A4
Wed Serirce �uu PM
Fur Iu[Ire'j:li nt, M rritle
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Ilefaderhip Sernc".s 8.45 .k
Sund] , ng 11I)0'U1,
W.n-dnesda', BiIli' Stud', 7-f'lPM
Di.iJ Rd , tiom H, 4 i ake
Sisters Wekurl e Rd., go 5 nales South,
church un lIeft * ;55.25'"
Sr. PF'ijur Lujnire Jlohnr
s.,ocalie Pastor Mark ijh-ns
"A hur:h onr the M're"

cornerr SR 4 -1; Hudson Cirle
Surndai Celebhii1:n l:il:30 \i!
'Pastr Eddir Ti olrr 752 9' 19
".i Hospi l for the Hurting'

Du- I-iw v47 it :iluimbij Cir)
i rine nul& Eia, un .CR 2411
SuLnday 1lAM .nd 7P.I
lhurSdj 8PhM
oi urt'i 'W \'ail.ible
Spill Fitled Wnrship
Healing and Lilr.eiance

Falligm Creel lioad * 755-'58'9
Firsi and iThd Sunda-is 9 3.J A M
SUcLnd and Futhl Sundays 3 0() Pi'
Pasior r n Cher'l R Pingel

Messianic Israel Congregation
Pinemount\\. tl i W f,-i, rle i lr .-t
i55 22 ,-' 7;r,'. I'wij lur 1n u.. -
Saturday Sabbath Turah Svr 3PMl
Tuesday) Scriptrin Stud 71PM
Isit 'ld Thur. ea month
fani- a, W',orship IlJ.'s 7Pil
Teaching the Hebrew Roios B f ithe
Christan Faith
rime learn with uis

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Phone 755-2206

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1701 S. Isl Street
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Carpel - Vinyl * Tile * Wallpaper
5 Wesi 7 2iI) n
Duval St 752-IL 420

Evervlhint SA Dollar Ev'ervla',
New Itemns Arrive Weeklg
Located Between Wal-Mart & Lowes

4267 W US Highway 90, Lake City

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Chevron Oil

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To a -eri einti-C u c ire to y Cal 5 -5 407


Page Editor: Joseph DeAngelis, 754-0424

Tires for every need.
US 90 West across from Wal-Mart

Your Complete decorating and
home furnishings store
SW Deputy Jeff Davis Lane (formerly Pinemount Rd.)
752-3910 or 1-800-597-3526
Mon.-Fri. 8:00-5:30, Sat. 9:00-5:00 * Closed Sunday

Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00
Closed Wednesday
Northside Motors, Inc.
In God We Trust
Patty Register
1780 E. Duval Street, Suite 113 (386) 961-9505
Lake City, FL 32055 Fax: (386) 758-8520


Grading & Drainage
2 NW Guerdon St., Lake City

"'"" ." Heating &Air Conditioning Inc.
S HarryMosley, President

Pon. 752-2308

Freedom Homes
Committed to Serving
Your needs

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(3869'755-S595 ( 80oQjgS5S95,

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Saturday, November 26, 2005




Baptist delegates
oppose gay sex
governing board of the
1.4 million-member American
Baptist Churches in the USA
added a stand against gay sex
to the denomination's
self-definition, but it's unclear
whether that will heal a
growing split over
The new wording says
American Baptists are
believers "who submit to the
teaching of Scripture that God's
design for sexual intimacy
places it within the context of
marriage between one man
and one woman, and
acknowledge that the practice
of homosexuality is
incompatible with biblical
The General Board
approved the wording by a
59-45 vote (with five
abstentions) as an addition to
the "We Arg American Baptists"
T:'. Td denomination has taken
previous stands against gay
sex. But it has not disciplined
congregations with liberal gay
policies, say complaints from
the Pacific Southwest region,
whose board will decide in
December whether to have 300
member congregations vote on
ending support for the

School rentals to
religious groups
NEW YORK - New York
City public schools must let reli-
gious groups rent space for,
meetings on the same basis as
other organizations, a
federal judge ruled. The city's
law department said
immediatelyit will appeal.
Bronx Household of Faith, an
evangelical congregation, has
sought for years to rent space
bforSundav worship in Public
School 15. In May., ihe U.S.
Justice Department s ci'il rights
division filed a brief
supporting the church.
Judge Loretta Preska of the
U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of New York
had earlier taken the opposite
side in the case.
She based her latest ruling
on the 2001 Supreme Court
precedent in another New York
case, Good News Club
v. Milford Central School.
There, the high court said
schools' denial of rentals for'
after-class Bible clubs was
unconstitutional under free
speech guarantees.
* Associated Press


Benefit for Sister
Tonita Byrd Sunday
Antioch Baptist Church of
Fort White will have a benefit
program for Sister Tonita Byrd
at 4 p.m. Sunday. Due to a,
house fire, Tonita and her
family have lost everything,
except their faith in God.
For more information, call
497-3062, 497-1924 or

Concert planned
for Sunday
New Beginning Church will
have "DEWgrass" in concert at
10 a.m. on Sunday. Also at
6 p.m. Dec. 4, Earl Green and
"The Mercy Mountain Boys"
will be in concert. The church
is located on Highway 242
East of Branford Highway.
For more information, call

Worship and
praise revival
Miracle Word of Faith
Ministries will have a worship
and praise revival at 7 p.m.
Dec. 5-9 nightly. The church is
located at 3809 A.E. University
Ave., Gainsville.
For more information, call
(352)-372-4742 or



Alito often deferred to religious

groups' interests in his rulings

AP Religion Writer

Though abortion has domi-
nated the early politicking
during Samuel Alito's
Supreme Court nomination,
another hot-button issue -
religion - has cheered con-
servatives and worried liber-
In his rulings while on the
3rd U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals, Alito has shown a
deference toward religious
interests that liberals see as
allowing unwarranted govern-
ment support for faith.
Supporters portray him as a
champion of groups' and indi-
viduals' right to religious
expression under the
Oddly, both sides in the
debate say they're defending
religious liberty.
The liberal Alliance for
Justice says that, as a federal
appeals judge, Alito has "tried
to weaken church-state sepa-
ration." Meanwhile, Bruce
Hausknecht of the conserva-
tive Focus on the Family finds
Alito "very supportive" of free
speech, a highlight of White
House talking points backing

the judge.
Hausknecht cites Alito
opinions that allowed Child
Evangelism Fellowship to
provide information on after-
school meetings on the same
terms as secular groups, and
that saw violation of a kinder-
gartner's speech rights when
a school removed his
Thanksgiving poster that was
thankful for Jesus.
There are long-running
and contentious debates
about the Constitution's
requirement that Congress
- and by extension all gov-
ernment - "shall make no
law respecting an establish-
ment of religion, or prohibit-
ing the free exercise thereof."
Alito would succeed Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor, who
has been keenly interested in
religion cases and often pro-
vided the majority in 5-4 deci-
sions based on her opposition
to government actions that
seemed to endorse religion.
This year, O'Connor provided
the decisive vote when a 5-4
majority outlawed a Kentucky
Ten Commandments display
(though the court allowed a
Texas display, with O'Connor

President Bush watches judge Samuel Alito (right) speak after he
announced Alito as his new nominee for the Supreme Court, Oct.
31, in the Cross Hall of the'While House in Washington.

As a new justice, Alito-
could be brought in to decide
on whether a small congrega-
tion in New t Ifexico can wor-
ship with hallucinogenic tea if
there's a 4-4 deadlock in the
Douglas Laycock of the
University of Texas Law
School said a key overall
question will be Alito's atti-

tude toward the Supreme
Court's 1990 ruling in
Employment Division v.
In that case, the Supreme
Court approved denial .of
unemployment insurance to
Oregon members of the
'Native American Church who
used peyote illegally and were
subsequently fired from their

jobs. The believers had
claimed the religious right to
ingest peyote in
The Supreme Court's fac-
tions readily agreed on deny-
ing the insurance. But the rea-
soning behind that result in
Justice Antonin Scalia's major-
ity opinion caused an uproar
because it dropped the
requirement that government
must show a "compelling
interest" if it curtails religious
freedom. O'Connor objected,
saying that meant the govern-
ment can now override reli-
gious groups' mandated prac-
tices without even needing to
provide special justification.
Religious groups of all
types protested, and
Congress and President
Clinton approved a law restor-
ing the older rule - but the
Supreme Court killed it, with
O'Connor again dissenting.
So, will Alito .side with
O'Connor or Scalia? Nobody
knows, Laycock said, but
Alito's writings at least indi-
cate that he'd grant religious
groups "the most protective
reading" possible under
Scalia's ruling.

Public interest law firm expands from one man to 100

Associated Press

little more than a decade ago,
the Alliance Defeinse Fund
vwas. a one-man operation.
A .n' S-a-:s '.Ir, rl:ed in ai-
txircultive suilt, trying t.J
build a public-interest legal
firm to defend against what
evangelical Christians saw as
an attack on believers' values.
Today, the organization head-.
quartered in a nondescript
office building in north.
Scottsdale has more than
100 employees, branch
offices in six states and files
an average of one lawsuit a
week - asserting itself in
cases involving Christianity
and schools, gay marriage
and other social-conservative
"Our dreams were big and
our desires were big, but
we've been overwhelmed
with the response," Sears said
in a recent interview.
Since its founding in 1994,
the Alliance Defense Fund
has scored victories in cases,
involving funding and access'
for Christian student groups,
school vouchers in Ohio, the
,Boy Scouts' policy of exclud-
ing openly homosexual

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Alan Sears stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court. A little, more
than a decade ago, the Alliance Defense Fund was a one-man
operation headed by Sears.

leaders and the San Francisco
mayor's decision to allow mar-
riage licenses for gay couples.
By the group's accounting,
it wins three-quarters of the
suits it files, though it has lost
some high-profile cases as
well, including its efforts to
order the reinsertion of a
feeding tube for Terry
While. some Christian
groups have worked to influ-

Vatican issues decree

against gay priests

AP Religion Writer

A new Vatican decree
against gays in the priesthood
has brought mixed reactions
from U.S. Roman Catholic
observers, with some seeing
notable benefits and others
predicting morale problems
and a worsening clergy
The decree, approved by
Pope Benedict XVI, is set for
release next week. The Italian
text was leaked Tuesday, and
a Vatican official confirmed its
accuracy to The Associated
It says men should not be
admitted to seminaries or
ordained as priests if they
practice homosexuality, have
"deeply rooted homosexual
tendencies" or "support
so-called gay culture." Those
with only "transitory"
homosexual tendencies must
be celibate three years before
being ordained as deacons,
the step before priesthood.

"I have no idea how they
will apply it. It will just be a
nightmare," said the Rev.
Eugene Lauer of the New
York-based National Pastoral
Life Center.
A prominent gay priest,
speaking anonymously, said
the dozen homosexual clergy
he has spoken with are
"horrified" by the document.
The priest 'said that even
emotionally mature gay men
who are committed to
practicing celibacy "will be
completely discouraged"
from applying, and gays
already in the priesthood will
be demoralized. Some clerics
may even quit, he said.
"Our seminaries are likely
to be depopulated to a signifi-
cant extent," said the Rev.
Donald Cozzens of John
Carroll University. He cited
estimates that put gay priests
at 25 percent to 50 percent;
Lauer guessed that
10 percent is closer to the

ence legislation, ADF and
similar organizations -
including the American
Center for Law and .Justice
and the Florida-based Liberty
Counsel - are taking the
cultural fight to the judiciary.
John Green, senior fellow in
religion and American politics
at the Pew Forum on. Religion
& Public Life, said concern
from religious conservatives
about legal decisions has been

an issue for years. Indeed, rul-
ings such as the landmark
abortion case Roe v. Wade
helped bring conservative
Christians into politics.
Judiciary :iction is at least as
Sinportanl as electoral ef', 'r"i'
to' the overall mflovemenlt,' e'
said. 'They've been very, very
active in court," Green said.
ADF - founded by Focus
on the Family's James
Dobson, the late Bill Bright of
Campus Crusade for Christ
and others - started in 1993
to provide legal training and
funding for cases involving
issues that are important to
religious conservatives.
Its initial focus was on train-
ing and funding cases brought
by other groups or individual
lawyers. But in the last several
years, it has begun litigating
more of its own cases because
requests for legal aid are com-
ing in faster than volunteers
can handle them, and because
cases taken by staff lawyers
provide good training opportu-
nities for law students and vol-
unteers, said Paul Weber,
ADF's vice president of
communications . and
Much of ADF's previous
work has been focused on
cases involving access or

equal funding for Christian
groups at universities or public
schools. But as the debate
over gay marriage has heated
up, ADF has stepped directly
into the fray.
SIt foigl :ifto la\. tie nearly
4,000 marriage licenses issued
to gay and lesbian couples in
San Francisco revoked, saying
the mayor had overstepped his
authority and violated state
law by allowing them. The
California Supreme Court
The issue of gay marriage
"kind of dropped out of the sky
like a brick on your head," said
ADF chief counsel Benjamin
Bull. "Like a fireman, we
rushed to deal with it."..
ADF now has a legal team
dedicated to gay marriage
Sears and the other lawyers
at ADF are insistent that their
arguments and lawsuits -
though consistent with
Christian tradition - also are
rooted in legal principles and
the Constitution.
The ADF and similar
groups see the legal system
and judges they deem
"activists" as key drivers in
shifting American culture
away from Christian values.

Greek Patriarch
Greek Orthodox priests wait to join a procession, part of Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theofilos' swearing
in ceremony, from the Greek Orthodox patriarchate to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in
Jerusalem's Old Tuesday. The Greek Orthodox Church in the Holy Land swore in Theofilos III as its
new patriarch on Tuesday, in spite of the Israeli government's delay in approving the appointment.
Theofilos succeeds Irineos, who was ousted in May amid allegations he leased church land in east
Jerusalem to Jewish groups interested in expanding the Jewish presence there.


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Lake City Reporter

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Tim Kirby
Sports Editor
Saturday, November 26, 2005



CYSA registration
ends on Sunday
The Columbia Youth
Soccer Association has
extended its registration
for the upcoming 2006
season. The final dates of
open registration at the
CYSA complex are
10 a.m.-2 p.m. today and
1-3 p.m. Sunday. This is the
last chance to register for
soccer league play.
For details, call Melody
Everett at 752-2169.
Registration for
hoops under way
The Boys' Club of
Columbia County is
registering for its
basketball league for ages
6-16. Four age groups are
offered. Cost is $40.
For details, call the club
at 752-4184.
Tiger Pitching
Camp offered
A Tiger Pitching Camp,
with Michael Kirkman
teaching what he has
learned as a professional, is
being offered for players
ages 9-14. The camp is 10
a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 19-23 at
the Columbia High field.
Cost is $150 and is limited
to the first 20 to register at
Brian's Sports.
For details, call Tad
Cervantes at 752-1671 or
Modern bidding
lessons offered
A nine-week session on
bridge is being offered
beginning Jan. 4. Lessons
are 10-11:30 a.m. on
Wednesday at the Blanche
Hotel. Instructor John
Donovan is certified by the
American Contract Bridge
League. Cost is $91.25 plus
a textbook.
For details, call Janet
Harpster at (386) 364-8063.
New club formed
at Columbia High
Columbia High is
looking for runners to join
its newly formed running
club. Middle school, high
school and others
interested in running are
For details, call coach
Shelli Shoup at 758-7691.
Winter Nationals
accepting entries
Sunshine Athletics/
Florida AAU is now
accepting entry forms to
the Winter National
Tournament in Tampa on
Dec. 27-30. The
tournament includes ages
8-and-under through high
For details, call (407)
Ducks Unlimited
banquet set
The annual Ducks
Unlimited banquet is 6 p.m.
Dec. 3 at the Columbia
County Fairgrounds. The
menu this year is seafood
buffet and there will be a
raffle, silent auction and
live auction. Cost is $50 for
singles and $70 for couples.
For details; call Jimmy
Sparks at 752-9589.

* From staff reports.

. . . . . .,.,L, ,; , - --.: , ,'' . ,.

Florida's Corey Brewer (2) shoots over FSU's Andrew Wilson
(20) in the first half in Gainesville on Friday:



to Florida

Gators come back
to beat Seminoles
in basketball.
Associated Press
Taurean Green scored 15
points, all from the free
throw line, and No. 14
Florida overcame a 17-point
deficit to beat Florida State
74-66 on Friday night.
Al Horford added 14 points
and nine rebounds for the
Gators, and Corey Brewer
finished with 13 points, six
rebounds and six assists.
Florida States top two
players, Al Thornton and
Alexander Johnson, were in
foul trouble much of the
game. The Gators (5-0) took
advantage with them on the
Florida trailed 40-32 early
in the second half when

Thornton picked up his
fourth foul. With Florida
State's leading scorer and
most athletic player out of
* the game, the Gators evened
the score at 47 with 12:42 to
play. and then pulled away
with a late 12-0 run.
Thornton, who was
quicker, more aggressive and
more physical than any of the
' Gators, scored eight points in
the first five minutes of the
game and carried the
Seminoles (2-1) to a 10-0 lead.
But he picked up his second
foul and spent the rest of the
half on the bench.
Making matters worse,
Johnson joined Thornton on
the bench about a minute
later. Johnson picked up his
fourth foul with 14:47 to play.
Florida State led 21-4 mid-
way through the first half,
but the Gators used two
3-pointers from Walter
Hodge and an 11-0 spurt to
get back in the game.

LSU wraps up SEC West

Tigers nip Arkansas
19-17 to earn trip to
Atlanta on Dec. 3.
Associated Press
LSU won with clutch defense
yet again, wrapping up a berth
in the Southeastern
Conference championship
JaMarcus Russell threw a
50-yard touchdown pass and
Justin Vincent ran for a 4-yard

score to help LSU take 19-17
victory over Arkansas on
Friday in the battle for 'The
The Tigers (10-1, 7-1 SEC)
also registered their second
safety in as many games after
forcing Arkansas to punt from
the back of its own end zone
late in the first half, earning
two points that proved critical
when Arkansas (4-7, 2-6)
refused to relent after falling
behind 19-3 early in the
second half.
LSU had to have the victory
to clinch the SEC West and

now will face Georgia in the
conference championship
game in Atlanta on Dec. 3, the
second time in three years
those two teams have met to
decide the SEC.
The Tigers held Arkansas
standout freshman Darren
McFadden to 57 yards on
24 carries, leaving McFadden
at 1,113 for the season.
But McFadden still made
his presence felt. His 13-yard
gain on a third-and-9 play kept
alive a drive that got Arkansas
TIGERS continued on 3B

:', , JENNIFER CHASTEEN/Lake City Reporter
Florida head coach Urban-Meyer makes a point during the Tennessee game, as linebacker Brandon
SSiler looks on.

Playing for pride

No more national
implications for
Florida/Florida St.
Associated Press
and Florida State have found
new meaning in their storied
Instead of needing to win
the annual, late-season game
to stay in the hunt for the
national championship -
which happened 11 consecu-
tive seasons between 1991
and 2001 - the teams will
play a fourth-straight year
with much different stakes
Sure, there are bragging
rights on the line when the
No. 19 Gators (7-3) host the
23rd-ranked Seminoles (7-3)
at The Swamp. But the game
has as many national implica-
tions as Iowa-Iowa State,

North Carolina-North
Carolina State or Colorado-
Colorado State.
Don't tell the players and
coaches that, though.
"It's still Florida-FSU. It is
as big as it gets," Florida cen-
ter Mike Degory said.
"Maybe our records don't
reflect that, but I think we
could both walk off the bus
0-10 and this game would be
Although the intensity.
might be there, the game has
meant far less in recent years.
At least one of the teams was
ranked at least fifth in the
country during an 11-year
stretch starting in 1991, and
both of them were in the top
10 in nine of those meetings.
That changed in 2002 -
and most fingers were pointed
at Florida coach Ron Zook and
Florida State quarterback
Chris Rix as the main culprits
for the drop-off.
The Gators lost three

games in each of Zook's three
seasons before playing the
Rix, a four-year starter, fin-
ished his career with more
losses than any other quarter-
back in coach Bobby
Bowden's 30-year tenure at
Florida State.
But even with Zook and Rix
gone, neither team returned
to form.
"The Florida-Florida State
game is such a traditional
rivalry that I doubt if your kids
will react any different from
this one than they did last
year or the year before or the
year before or the year
before," , Bowden said.
"Sometimes maybe when you
are fighting for a national
championship or something
where the game plays a role
there might be a little bit more
focus on it. But for the players
and the coaches it's still a very
RIVALRY continued on 3B

No. 2 Texas takes care of business over Aggies

Longhorns stay perfect
with Big 12 title game left
in national title quest.
Associated Press
Battered and bruised, Vince Young
and No. 2 Texas are still undefeated
and a step closer to the Rose Bowl.
Even if it was a much tougher step
than most expected.
While far from perfect, Young and
the Longhorns were good enough to
keep their national title hopes intact
with a tough 40-29 win over Texas
A&M on Friday.

,Ramonce Taylor ran for two
touchdowns, Cedric Griffin returned a
blocked punt for a score and the
Longhorns survived Young's shakiest
game of the season.
The Heisman Trophy candidate
wasn't even the best quarterback on
the field against the Aggies, and for
the first time since Texas won at Ohio
State by three way back in September,
the Longhorns had to put in a full
60 minutes off work to notch the W.
"I was never nervous. That's not
me," Young said. "Nervousness, scari-
ness, that's not even in our vocabulary."
Young is one of the leading con'
tenders for the Heisman Trophy, but
A&M freshman Stephen McGee made
the plays and provided the inspira-

tional leadership the Longhorns
usually get from their quarterback.
Starting in place of injured senior
Reggie McNeal, McGee ran for
108 yards and a pair of touchdowns as
A&M made a strong run at pulling off
one of the biggest upsets in a 111-year-
old rivalry.
Young struggled against a defense
ranked 109th in the country with
162 yards passing, 19 rushing and two
turnovers that led directly to Aggies'
touchdowns. He did throw for a
touchdown and led two key late drives
for field goals.
Despite Young's off game, Texas
(11-0, 8-0) moves on to the Big 12 title
*game next Saturday against the win-
ner of the North Division. Win that

game and the Longhorns are a lock for
a return trip the Rose Bowl on Jan. 4 to
play for the Bowl Championship
Series title.
The Aggies (5-6, 3-5) did everything
they could to spoil those plans.
Behind McGee and the punishing
running of 265-pound freshman
Jorvorski Lane, the Aggies had the
Longhorns reeling before finally run-
ning out of gas. Lane ran for 104 yards
on 17 carries.
Taylor ran for 102 yards on 15 car-
ries for Texas. His second touchdown,
an 8-yard scamper through the right
side in the third quarter capped a
10-play, 80-yard drive after the Aggies
had taken a 22-21 lead on McGee's
11-yard touchdown run.

- Section B

Section B


Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421



TV Sports

ESPN - Maryland at N.C. State
ESPN2 - NCAA Division I-AA tourna-
ment, first round, Colgate at New Hampshire
12:30 p.m.
FSN - Iowa St. at Kansas
2 p.m.
NBC - NCAA Division I-AA, Bayou
Classic, Grambling vs. Southern, at Houston
3:30 p.m.
ABC - Regional coverage, Oklahoma St.
at Oklahoma, South Florida at Connecticut or
Virginia at Miami
CBS - Florida St. at Florida
ESPN2 - NCAA Division I-AA tourna-
ment, first round, Georgia Southern at Texas
7:15 p.m.
ESPN2 - Fresno St. at Nevada
7:45 p.m.
ESPN - North Carolina at Virginia Tech
8 p.m.
ABC - Regional coverage, Notre Dame
at Stanford or Georgia at Georgia Tech
I p.m.
ABC -PGATour,Skins Game,day one, at
La Quinta, Calif.
12:30 a.m.
TGC - European PGATour, China Open,
final round, at Shenzhen, China
4:30 p.m.
WGN - John R.Woodbn Tradition, game
I, Xavier vs. Purdue, at Indianapolis
7 p.m.
FSN - John R.Wooden Tradition, game 2,
Notre Dame vs. N.C. State, at Indianapolis
10:30 p.m.
ESPN2 - Great Alaska Shootout, champi-
onship, atAnchorageAlaska


NFL standings


New England



San Diego
Kansas City

6 4 0
4 6 0
3 7 0
2 8 0'
10 0 0
7 3 0
2 8 0
I 9 0
7 3 0
7 3 0
4 6 0
3 7 0
W L' T
9 20
6 4 0
6 4 0
4 6 0

Pct PF
.600 227
.400 152
.300 162
.200 121

Pct PF
1.000 305
.700 211
.200 203
.100 141

Pct PF
.700 236
.700 247
.400 157
.300 116

Pct ' PF
.818 283
.600 300
.600 244
.400 218


N.Y. Giants

Tampa Bay
New Orleans

Green Bay

St. Louis
San Francisco

7 3
.7 4
5 5
4 6
7 3
7 3
7 4
2 8
7 3
5 5
4 7
2 8
8 2
4 6
3 7
2 8

.700 281 184
.636 243 188
.500 200 201
.400 210 232

Pct PF
.700 253
.700 206
.636 271
.200 159

Pct PF
.700 169
.500 174
.364 174
.200 218

Pet PF
.800 272
.400 252
.300 205
.200 151

Thursday's Games
Atlanta 27, Detroit 7
Denver 24(Dallas 21, OT
Sunday's Games
St. Louis at Houston, I p.m.
Carolina at Buffalo, I p.m.
San Diego atWashington, I p.m.
San Francisco atTennessee, I p.m.
Chicago atTampa Bay, I p.m.
Baltimore at Cincinnati, I p.m.
New England at Kansas City, I p.m.
Cleveland at Minnesota, I p.m.
Miami at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Jacksonville at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
New Orleans at N.Y.Jets, 8:30 p.m.
Monday's Game
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Buffalo at Miami, I p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, I p.m.
Dallas at N.Y. Giants, I p.m.
Green Bay at Chicago, I p.m.
Houston at Baltimore, I p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, I p.m.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, I p.m.
Atlanta at Carolina, I p.m.
Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans at Baton
Rouge, La., I p.m.
Jacksonville at Cleveland, I p.m.
Washington at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Denver at Kansas City, 4:15 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:15 p.m.
Oakland at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 5
Seattle at Philadelphia, 9 p.m.

College games

Cincinnati at Rutgers, I p.m.
South Florida at Connecticut, 3:30 p.m.
UAB at East Carolina, Noon
Maryland at N.C. State, Noon
Tennessee at Kentucky, 12:30 p.m.
Marshall at Memphis, 2 p.m.
Mississippi at Mississippi St., 2:30 p.m.
tulane at Southern Miss., 3 p.m.
Florida St. at Florida, 3:30 p.m.
Syracuse at Louisville, 3:30 p.m.
Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe,
3:30 p.m.

Virginia at Miami, 3:30 p.m.
Florida Atlantic at Fla. International, 6 p.m
Boise St. at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Troy, 7 p.m.
North Carolina atVirginia Tech, 7:45 p.m.
Georgia at Georgia Tech, 8 p.m.
Iowa St. at Kansas, 12:30 p.m.
Arkansas St. at North Texas, 2 p.m.
Grambling St. vs. Southern U. at Houston
2 p.m.
Rice at Houston, 3 p.m.
UTEP at SMU, 3 p.m.
Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m.
Fresno St. at Nevada, 4 p.m.
Utah St. at New Mexico St., 4 p.m.
N. Colorado at UC Davis,4 p.m.
Idaho at San Jose St., 6 p.m.
Notre Dame at Stanford, 8 p.m.

MAC championship, Akron vs. Northern
Illinois at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Louisiana Tech at Fresno St., 9 p.m.

NCAA playoffs

First Round
Colgate (8-3) at New Hampshire (10-1),
Nicholls State (6-3) at Furman (9-2),
12:30 p.m.
Southern Illinois (8-3) at Eastern Illinois
(9-2), I p.m.
Lafayette (8-3) at Appalachian State (8-3),
2 p.m.
Cal Poly-SLO (8-3) at Montana (8-3),
2 p.m.
Georgia Southern (8-3) at Texas State
(9-2), 3:30 p.m.
Eastern Washington (7-4) at Northern
Iowa (8-3), 8 p.m.
Richmond (8-3) at Hampton (I I-0), 8 p.m.

First Round
Central Arkansas 28,Albany State, Ga. 20
North Alabama 40,Valdosta State 13
Pittsburg State 49, Nebraska-Kearney 20
NW Missouri State 45,Angelo State 14
C.W. Post 24,West Chester 20
East Stroudsburg 55, Southern
Connecticut State 33
North Dakota 23, Minnesota Duluth 12
SaginawValley St. 3 I,Northwood 16
Second Round
Central Arkansas 52, Presbyterian 28
North Alabama 24, North Carolina
Central 21
NW Missouri State 42,Washburn 32
Pittsburg State 4 I,West Texas A&M 3
C.W Post 28, Shepherd 21
East Stroudsburg 52, Bloomsburg 39
Grand Valley State 17, North Dakota 3
SaginawValley St. 24, Nebraska-Omaha 21
North Alabama (10-2) at Central Arkansas
(1 I-2), 2 p.m.
.Northwest Missouri State (9-3) at
Pittsburg State (10-'3); I'p.m.- . " . ..... . .
C.W. Post (10-2) at East Stroudsburg
(10-2), Noon
Saginaw Valley St. (I -I) at Grand Valley
State (10-0), Noon

First Round
Wesley 59, Ferrum 14
Bridgewater, Va. 30,Washington and
Jefferson 21
Thiel 28,Johns Hopkins 3
Wabash 38,Albion 20
Mount Union 49, Mount St.Joseph 6
Delaware Valley 37, Curry 22
Hobart 23, Cortland State 22
Rowan 42,Wilkes 3
Union, N.Y.55, Ithaca 41
Concordia-Moorhead 27, Coe 14
St. Johns, Minn. 62, Monmouth, 111. 3
Wisconsin-Whitewater 34, Central, Iowa
Mary Hardin-Baylor 35;Trinity,Texas 6
Capital 21, North Central, III. 19
Augustana, III. 49, Lakeland 22
Linfield 63, Occidental 21
SSecond Round
Augustana, Ill. (10-1) vs. Mount Union
(10-1), Noon
Bridgewater,Va. (9-1) atThiel (I 1-0), Noon
Hobart (10-1) at Delaware Valley (I 1-0),
Rowan (9-1) at Union, N.Y. (I 1-0), Noon
Capital (9-2) atWabash (11-0), Noon
St. Johns, Minn. (11-0) at Wisconsin-
Whitewater (11-0), I p.m.
Wesley (10-1) at Mary Hardin-Baylor
(9-1), I p.m.
Concordia-Moorhead (10-1) at Linfield
(9-0), 5 p.m.

First Round
St. Francis, Ind. 41, Pikeville, Ky. 7
Sioux Falls, S.D. 31, St, Xavier, Ill. 28
Morningside, Iowa 58, St.Ambrose, Iowa 7
Carroll, Mont. 23; Dickinson State, N.D. 13
Georgetown, Ky. 36, Geneva, Pa. 35
Evangel, Mo. 34, McKendree, 11. 31
Tabor, Kan. 17, Graceland, Iowa 14
Montana Tech 24,Azusa Pacific, Calif. 17
Georgetown, Ky. (9-2) at St. Francis, Ind.
(11-0), Noon
Tabor, Kan. (I 1-0) at Sioux Falls, S.D.
(10-1), I p.m.
Evangel, Mo. (9-2), at Morningside, Iowa
(I I-0), 2 p.m.
Montana Tech (9-3) at Carroll, Mont.
(1 1-0), 2 p.m.

College scores

LSU 19,Arkansas 17
Texas 40,Texas A&M 29
Arizona St. 23,Arizona 20
Nebraska 30, Colorado 3
Prairie View 30,Texas Southern 27

WestVirginia 45, Pittsburgh 13


NBA standings

Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 7 6 .538
New Jersey 5 6 .455 I
Boston 5 7 .417 I'/i




San Ar

York 3 8 .273
to I II .083
Southeast Division
W L Pct
7 4 .636
ngton 5 6 .455
do 5 6 .455
otte 4 9 .308
a I 9 .100
Central Division
W L Pct
it 9 1 , .900
and 9 3 .750
a 7 3 .700
ukee 6 4 .600
go 4 5 .444
Southwest Division
W L Pct
itonio 10 2 .833
8 2 .800
his 7 5 .583.
Orleans 5 6 .455

Houston 3 9 .250 7
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 7 6 .538 -
Minnesota 5 5 .500 '2
Utah 6 7 .462 I
Seattle 5 7 .417 '
Portland 4 7 .364 2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 9 2 .818 -
Phoenix 6 5 .545 3
Golden State 7 6 .538 3
L.A. Lakers 5 6 .455 4
Sacramento 5 7 .417 4A2
Thursday's Games
Indiana 98, Cleveland 76
L.A. Lakers 108,.Seattle 96
Friday's Games.
(Late Games Not Included)
Orlando 104, Portland 89
Boston 90, Charlotte 89
Houston at Memphis (n)
Atlanta at Indiana (n)
Dallas at Miami (n)
Milwaukee at Minnesota (n)
Washington at Detroit (n)
Chicago at San Antonio (n)
Golden State at Utah (n)
L.A. Clippers at Denve (n)
Toronto at Sacramento (n)
New Jersey at Phoenix (n)
Today's Games
Philadelphia at NewYork, 12:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Seattle, 3:30 p.m.
Miami at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Milwaukee, 9 p.m.
Toronto at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Portland at Atlanta, 2 p.m.
Indiana at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.
'New Jersey at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

College scores

Duke 70, Memphis 67
UCLA 57, Drexel 56
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SE Missouri 75, S. Dakota St. 68
Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout
First Round
Monmouth, N.J. 80, S. Illinois 68
South.Carolina 65,Alaska-Anchorage 60


Nextel Cup leaders

I,Tony Stewart, 6533. 2, Greg Biffle, 6498.
3, Carl Edwards, 6498.4, Mark Martin, 6428.5,
Jimmie Johnson, 6406.6, Ryan Newman, 6359.
7, Matt Kenseth, 6352. 8, Rusty Wallace, 6140.
9,Jeremy Mayfield, 6073. 10, Kurt Busch, 5974.
I I,Jeff Gordon, 4174. 12,Jamie McMurray,
4130. 13, Elliott Sadler, 4084. 14, Kevin
Harvick, 4072. 15, Dale Jarrett, 3960. 16, Joe
Nemechek, 3953. 17, Brian Vickers, 3847. 18,
Jeff Burton, 3803. 19, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 3780.
20, Kyle Busch, 3753.
I ,Tony Stewart, $6,987,530.2,Jeff Gordon,
$6,855,440. 3, Jimmie Johnson, $6,796,660. 4,
Kurt Busch, $6,516,320. 5, Mark Martin,
$5,994,350. 6, Matt Kenseth, $5,790,770. 7,
Dale Earnhardt Jr., $5,761,830. 8, Greg Biffle,
$5,729,930. 9, Ryan Newman, $5,578,110. 10,
Elliott Sadler, $5,024,120.
II, Kevin Harvick, $4,970,050. 12, Carl
Edwards, $4,889,990. 13, Kasey Kahne,
$4,874,840. 14, Rusty Wallace, $4,868,980. 15,
Dale Jarrett, $4,705,440. 16, Bobby Labonte,
$4,627,400. 17, Jeremy Mayfield, $4,566,910.
18, Michael Waltrip, $4,375,090. 19, Ricky
Rudd, $4,300,410. 20, Jeff Burton,$4,265,670.


NHL games

Thursday's Games
N.Y. Rangers 6,Atlanta 3
Nashville 4, Los Angeles 3
Vancouver 3, San Jose 2
Friday's Games
Philadelphia 5, Boston 3
Minnesota 5, St. Louis 3
Ottawa 6, N.Y. Islanders 2
Anaheim 3, Detroit I
Colorado 5, Columbus 0
New Jersey 8,Tampa Bay 2
Carolina 4,Toronto 3, SO
Florida 6, Pittsburgh 3
Montreal at Buffalo (n)
Phoenix at Dallas (n)
Edmonton at Calgary (n)
Today's Games
N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 2 p.m.
Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Florida atAtlanta, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Washington' at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Chicago at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Buffalo atWashington, 3 p.m.
Atlanta at Carolina, 5 p.m.
Pittsburgh atTampa Bay, 5 p.m.
Chicago at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m.


Jacquez DuBois and Andy Stormant also
are members of the Zaxby's Raiders Junior
Midget League football team.


League reports

Results from Lake City Bowl league
play follow.
High scratch game: 1. Liz King 203;
2. (tie) Cathy Pelley, Ruth Helms 179.
High scratch series: 1. Ruth Helms
517; 2. Liz King 512; 3. Cathy Pelley 510.
High handicap game: 1. Judy Daniels
234; 2. Jeanette Dalton.231; 3. Linda
Mobley 221.
High handicap series: 1. Judy Daniels
656; 2. Ruth Helms 640; 3. Cathy Pelley
High average: 1. Liz King 182.13;
2. Shannon Howard 160.58.
(results from Nov. 22)
High scratch game: 1. Liz King 207;
2. Wendy Perry 185; 3. Shirley Yates 173.
1. J.J. Hilbert 300; 2. Jim Howard 235;
3. Dan Tompkins 234.
High scratch series: 1. Wendy Perry
535; 2. Liz King 506; 3. Diane Lominack
455. 1. J.J. Hilbert 714; 2. Dan Tompkins
679; 3. Charlie Carlson 593.
High handicap game: 1. Shirley Yates
228; 2. Liz King 223; 3. Deborah Carlson
221. 1. J.J. Hilbert 300; 2. Jerry Barnes
271; 3. (tie) Dan Tompkins, Jim Howard
High handicap series: 1. Deborah
Carlson 646; 2. Lynne Tappen 620;
3. Shirley Yates 591. 1. Dan Tompkins
787; 2. J.J. Hilbert 714; 3. Jerry Barnes
High average: 1. Wendy Perry 196.92;
2. Maggie Battle 165.82. 1. J.J. Hilbert
220.94; 2. Brian Meek 212.03..
(results from Nov. 16)
Team standings: 1. Pin Poppers
(36-16); 2. Gamblers (30.5-21.5, 24,385
pins); 3. Jo's Crew (30.5-21.5, 23,926.
High scratch game: 1. (tie) Louise
Atwood, Joyce Hooper 179; 3. Bea Purdy
171. 1. Bill Graves 203; 2. Earl Hayward
190; 3. Jim Hawkins 179.
High scratch series: 1. Betty Brown
508; 2. Phyllis Benton 476; 3. Sandra
Johns 459. 1. George Mulligan 588;
2. Dan Ritter 527; 3. Art Joubert 522.
High handicap game: 1. Joan Wilson
236; 2. Ruth Lott 231; 3. Yvonne Finley
228. 1. Chuck Pressler 266; 2. Pete Bray
225; 3. (tie) Ray Key, Martin Griner 221.
High handicap series: 1. Vy Ritter 668;
2. Elaine Groh 653; 3. Aggie Mumbauer
638.. 1. Dan Groh 658; 2. Frank Aiello
633; 3. Clarence Clements 628.
(results from Nov. 17)
Team standings: 1. Abby's Crackers;
2. 4 Clovers; 3. Keiglers.
High scratch game: 1. Elaine Groh
181; 2. Bea Purdy 179; 3. Joyce Hooper
177. 1. Art Joubert 209; 2. C.W. Reddick
201; 3. George Mulligan 199.
High scratch series: 1. Phyllis Benton
484; 2. Louise Atwood 481; 3. (tie) Bea
Purdy, Roberta Giordano 469. 1. George
Mulligan 594; 2. Art Joubert 559; 3. Earl
Hayward 536.
."'High handicap game: 1. Elaine Groh
228; 2. Bea Purdy 216; 3. Joyce Hooper
213. 1. Art Joubert 216; 2. Jim Hawkins
209; 3. C.W. Reddick 201.

High handicap series: 1. Elaine Groh
590; 2. Bea Purdy 580; 3. Ellie DeRosa
567. 1. George Mulligan 594; 2. Jim
Hawkins 581; 3. Art Joubert 580..
High averages: 1. Phyllis Benton
160.69; 2. Susan Mears 155.96; 3. Louise
Atwood 149.97. 1. George Mulligan
192.83; 2. C.W. Reddick 188.81; 3. Earl
Hayward 174.33.
(results from Nov. 22)
High scratch game: 1. Eve Brown 193;
2. Lynn Bemis 188; 3. Tina Church 187.
High scratch series: 1. Eve Brown
548; 2. Ida Hollingsworth 511; 3. Kelly
Stokes 507.
High handicap game: 1. Lynn Bemis
240; 2. Eve Brown 238; 3. Misty Misinec
High handicap series: 1. Eve Brown
683; 2. Patty Brown 639; 3. Courtney
Shrum 631.
(results from Nov. 16)
Team standings: 1. Outback
(32.5-23.5); 2. Tweetie Birds (31.5-24.5);
3. 4 The Fun Of It! (31.5-24.5).
High scratch game: 1. (tie) Vicki Davis,
Bobbie Watts, Phyllis Benton 181;
4. Jessica Randall 180; 5. Cindy Norris
175. 1. C.W. Reddick 247; 2. Terry Griffin
228; 3. Andy Haber 205.
High scratch series: 1. Bobbie Watts
494; 2. Vicki Davis 488; 3. Cindy Norris
483. 1. C.W. Reddick 628; 2. Terry Griffin
584; 3. Brett Reddick 564.
High handicap game: 1. Jessica
Randall 241; 2. Vicki Davis 234; 3. (tie)
Donna Minks, Kim Tice 219. 1. Terry
Griffin 270; 2./Andy Haber 258; 3. C.W.
Reddick 256.
* High handicap series: 1. Vicki Curtis
647; 2. Kim Tice 613; 3. Ellen Van Hoy
594. 1. Terry Griffin 710; 2. Andy Haber
657; 3. C.W. Reddick 655.
High average: 1. (tie) Cindy Norred,
Bobbie Watts 165; 3. Phyllis Benton 163.
1. C.W. Reddick 191; 2. Brett Reddick
176; 3. Steve Merriman 174.
(results from Nov. 17)
Team standings: 1. Mudd Dawgs
(39-17);-2. Beaver Dump Truck Service
(39-17); 3. Redneck Rollers (34-22).
High scratch game: 1. Norma Yeingst
201; 2. Phyllis Benton 188; 3.,Angela
Medina 178. 1. Gene Drawdy 254;
2. Russell Boucher 231; 3. Robert Pond
High scratch series: 1. Phyllis Benton
516; 2. Norma Yeingst 501; 3. Bobbie
Watts 497. 1. Shane Hill 593; 2. (tie)
Robert Pond, Russell Boucher 585;
4. Carl McGhghy 577.
High handicap game: 1. Amy Drawdy
241; 2. Angela Medina 236; ,3. Norma
Yeingst 230. 1. Gene Drawdy 254;
2. Norm Haus 255; 3. Russell Boucher
High handicap series: 1. Amy Drawdy
666; 2. Angela Medina 640; 3. Cindy
Benton 632. 1. Justin Robertson 650;
2. Tim Norris 646; 3. Russell Boucher
SHigh average: 1. Norma Yeingst 170;
2. Bobbie Watts 167; 3. Donna Duncan
161. 1, Robert Pond 194; 2. Bill Duncan
190; 3. Cail McGhghyi 188: '
(results from Nov. 20)
Team standings: 1. C.C.E. 9'ers

(36-12); 2. LCMS Misfits (29.5-18.5);
3. Richardson Raskels (26-22).
High handicap game: 1. Michele
Padgett 217; 2. Faye Laughlin 212;
3. Karen Hedgepath 211. 1. Danny
Owens 235; 2. Tony Burd 218.
High handicap series: 1. Lori Burd
611; 2. Andrea Cox 593; 3. Tammy
Rountree 587. 1. Chad Padgett 672;
2. Randy Register 608.
(results from Nov. 10)
Team standings: 1. Ragtimes (30-10);
2. Team 15 (27-13); 3. Gateway
Communications (23-17).
High scratch game: 1. Eddie Stafford
280; 2. Doc Nichols 266; 3. (tie) Grant
Spears, Zech Strohl 258.
High scratch series: 1. Eddie Stafford
693; 2. Zech Strohl 691;, 3. Rodger
Ausgood 672.
High handicap game: 1. Eddie
Stafford 296; 2. Doc Nichols 281;
3. Justin Robertson 280.
High handicap series: 1. Eddie
Stafford 741; 2. Justin Robertson 735;
3. Doc Nichols 710.
High average: 1. Zech Strohl 226.71;
2. Greg Moravec 211.44; 3. Wally Howard
Jr. 211.4.
(results from Nov. 7)
High handicap game: 1. Karen
Coleman 296; 2. Linda Feasel 266; 3. Ida
Hollingsworth 244. 1. Rich Madden 273;
2. Kamara Hollingsworth 266; 3. Jim
Pauwels Sr. 265.
High handicap series: 1. Karen
Coleman 756; 2. Linda Feasel 703;
3. Dorothy Pauwels 678. 1. Jim Pauwels
Sr. 681; 2. Kamara Hollingsworth 675;
3. Rodger Ausgood 658.
(results from Nov. I 1)

Youth leagues

High handicap game: 1. Sarah
Wethington 257; 2. Gabby Frazier 244;
3. Sarmmi Blake 236. 1. Bo Krantz 297;
2. Keith Harry 266; 3. Dustin Coleman
High handicap series: 1. Gabby
Frazier 661; 2. Sarah Wethington 625;
3. Savannah Ferrie 615. 1. Bo Krantz
730; 2. Dustin Coleman 682; 3. Jonathan
Hardee 662.
High handicap game: 1. Holly Earls
241; 2. (tie) Samantha Brackin, Jessica
James 212. 1. Dakota Yurke 252;
2. Madison Stephens 247; 3. Nathan Fry
High handicap series: 1. Jordan
Gompers 600; 2. Rheanna McGuffey
586; 3. Haylee Delcastillo 570. 1. Dakota
Yurke 615; 2. Nathan Fry 611; 3. Dillon
Webb 602.
High handicap game: 1. Rikki Cole
172; 2. Amanda Schmitt 166; 3. Skye
Whitman 165. 1. Treven Brackin 187;
2. Trey Tomlinson 180; 3. Ben Williams
High handicap series: 1. Shanna
Adams 468; 2. Amanda Schmitt 467;
'3'. iCki Cole 464. 1. Treven Brackin512;
2. Trey Tomlinson 475; 3. Ben Williams
(results from Nov. 12)

Soccer legend Best dead at 59

Associated Press

LONDON - George Best, one of the most
dazzling and entertaining players in soccer
history, whose playboy,living and drinking
escapades became a staple of tabloid gossip,
died Friday after decades of alcohol abuse. He
was 59.
Best, who starred in the 1960s and 1970s for
Manchester United and Northern Ireland, had
a liver transplant three years ago and had been
hospitalized since Oct. 1 because of a reaction
to medication to control his alcoholism.
He appeared close to death last month when
doctors discovered internal bleeding. He was
readmitted to intensive care a week ago with a
lung infection and was put on life support. His
condition deteriorated sharply Thursday.
"After a long and very valiant fight, Mr.
George Best died this afternoon in the inten-
sive care unit at Cromwell Hospital," the
hospital said in a statement.
Prime Minister Tony Blair said Best was
"probably the most naturally gifted footballer
of his generation."
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson added:4
"His ability was an inspiration to everyone
who loves football."
The Premier League said there will be a
minute's silence before each game this
weekend. Manchester United players will
wear black armbands.
Best was told never to drink again after his
liver transplant, but he went back to his old
ways and was regularly seen at pubs.
"Unfortunately there is no solution to
alcohol, you can't make it go away," Best wrote
in a recent update to his second autobiography
"Blessed." "Drink is the only opponent I've
been unable to beat."
Denis Law, a former Manchester United
teammate, was at Best's bedside all night.
"From 1964 to 1969, he was the best player
in the country," Law said. "It's sad as hell, but
I don't think we saw the best of him. I think he
went on the blink at a time when he could have
got even better."
In his prime, Best was a version of Diego
Maradona and David Beckham rolled into
one. Like Maradona, he could dribble his way
to magnificent goals. Like Beckham, his
showbiz elan often overshadowed his ability.
Best humiliated defenders and frustrated
coaches. He scored 180 goals in 465
appearances for United, helping the team win
the 1968 European Cup. He also played in the
North American Soccer League.
"Everyone has their own opinion about
football and their favorite players," Manchester
United manager Alex Ferguson said. "But in

George Best, the former Northern Ireland and
Manchester United soccer star, is seen in this
March 1969 file photo.

terms of British players, you, would find it
difficult to think of anyone better."
Best was only 17 when he began thrilling
fans at United. Slightly built but with amazing
balance and devastating speed, Best would
leave defenders tackling thin air.
Antonio Simoes, Best's coach at San Jose,
recalled that during training Best would drib-
ble past a handful of teammates and burst out
"It was all easy for him," the coach said.
"But that irreverence was the essence of his
talent. He played with joy. Soccer wasn't a job,
it was entertainment."
Best made 37 international appearances for
Northern Ireland. But the team had few other
stars, and Best played in neither the World
Cup nor the European Championship.
In a game in Portugal in 1966, Best scored
twice in the first 12 minutes, and the shaggy-
haired star with screaming fans became
known as the fifth Beatle.
He was voted European Player of the Year
after his club's Champions Cup triumph in
"Pele called me the greatest footballer in the
world," Best once said. 'That is the ultimate
salute to my life."



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Members of the 2005-06 Lake City Middle School girls soccer team are (front row, from left)
sixth-graders Meghan Collins, Hayley Cotton, Stephanie Pilkington and Michaela Burton. Second row
(from left) are seventh-graders Becca Moseley, Haley Dicks, Brittany Strickland, Krista Blackwell,
Amber Simms, Caitlin Anderson and Summer Stephenson. Third row (from left) are eighth-graders
Desiree Schnider, Jessica Hiner, Kristina Wilson, Addia Rodriguez, Samantha Minson, Shelby
Widergren, Amanda Stutz, Amanda Trippensee, Michelle Pope, Alexis Norris and Alyssa Bolter. Back
row are head coach Justin Lang (left) and assistant coach Todd Widergren.

Falcons win basketball opener

From staff reports

Lake City's boys basketball
team beat visiting J.L.
Wilkinson, 58-31, on Monday
in the first game of the season.
Marquis Morgan led Lake
City in scoring with 24 points
and Jordan Kirby scored 18.
Others who scored points
were Ian Benjamin, 5, Dexter
Dye, 4, Chris Dickey, 3,
Peyton Cleveland, 2, and
Quantez Wilson, 2.

Falcons soccer
Lake City's boys soccer
team is 3-1-1 and has gotten
off to a strong start in Florida
Crown Conference play.
After falling to Suwannee
2-1 in Live Oak, the Falcons
rebounded with a 5-1 confer-
ence win over J.L. Wilkinson
in Middleburg on Nov. 8.
C.J. McRae had two goals
and Hunter Tilton was able to
find the net on two long-dis-
tance shots. Chase Stamper
added one goal.
"Our midfield, led by Jordan
Lehman and Chris Beardsley,
dominated the game and pos-
session of the ball," coach
Mark Adamson said.
Lake City followed with a
3-0 win against Lake Asbury at

Clay High in Green Cove
Springs on Nov. 10.
"Josh Davis and Keith Miles
played tight at marking back,
while our stoppers Cody Frink
and Bo Krantz, along with
sweeper Casey Walker, shut
down Lake Asbury's offense,"
Adamson said.
Playing striker, Stamper
scored two goals early, before
Tilton knocked in a booming
goal in the second half.
Adamson also noted the
play of goalkeeper Cameron
Harper, who had "several bril-
liant saves" in that game,
including stopping a penalty
kick late in the game.
Lake City moved to 2-0-1 in
conference play after tying
Lakeside in a closely fought
home game on Nov. 14, and
winning 4-0 over Richardson
on Nov. 15.
Lake City's girls soccer
team (3-2) has had mixed
.results in conference play so
far this season.
After a solid win over J.L.
Wilkinson on Nov. 8 and a
close loss to Lake Asbury on
Nov. 10, a skilled Lakeside
Junior High team came to
Lake City on Nov. 14 and
downed the Lady Falcons 9-1.
Brittany Strickland had Lake
City's only goal of the night.

On Nov. 15, Lake City
responded with a 7-0 win over
Striker Shelby Widegren
logged five goals and two
assists, with Haley Dicks and
Brittany. Strickland each
adding a goal. Goalkeeper
Amanda Stutz had a key save
on a long, high shot to
preserve the shutout.
Coach Justin Lang noted
the- play of Dicks and
Samantha Minson at midfield,
as well as Amber Simms,
Caitlin Anderson and Alexis
Norris on defense.

Fort White soccer
Fort White's soccer team
tied Taylor County 1-1 on
Darren Faulkner scored the
first goal of the game 12 min-
utes into the first half on an
aiec; from Joseph J.,,il-.,n
The Bulldogs scored the
equalizer nine minutes into
the second half.
Coach Dean Johnson
praised the play of Faulkner,
goalie Matt Waddington,
sweeper Jonathan Nolan and
defensive midfielder Chad
"This was our best effort of
the year by far," Johnson said.


Lady Tigers hoops open 3-1

From staff reports

Columbia High's girls jun-
ior varsity basketball team
opened the season with three
wins before falling to
Eastside High, 45-30, on
The Lady Tigers beat
Suwannee High, 58-33, on
Nov. 16 and Dixie County
High, 44-31, on Nov. 17 in
road games. Columbia
swamped Hamilton County
High 45-7 in the home-opener
on Nov. 19.
Deandra Edwards led the
scoring against Eastside with
eight points. Jalisa Jenkins
and Yasmine Herrington
each scored six. Tiffany Paris
and Elancia Jernigan scored
three points and Samantha

Taylor scored two.
Jernigan scored 10 points
in the Hamilton County
game, followed by Edwards
and Herrington with eight
each. Brittany McGourt and
Paris scored six points, while
Jenkins scored three, Taylor
scored two and Daisha
Hubbard hit a free throw.
Edwards poured in
16 points at Dixie County.
Other scorers were Paris,
with six points, Jernigan and
Herrington, with five,
Brittany Bryant and Jenkins
with three, and Crystal
Roberts, Jasmine Higdon and
Hubbard with two.
Hubbard led against
Suwannee with 13 points and
both Herrington and
Jernigan hit double figures

with 10. Roberts scored nine
points, with eight from Paris,
six from Edwards and two
from McGourt.

Columbia soccer
Columbia's boys junior var-
sity soccer team defeated
Suwannee High 3-0 in its first
game of the season on Nov. 8.
Jason Smith, Robert
Strickland and Robert Jaeger
scored the goals.
The Tigers tied Forest
High 1-1 on Nov. 9, with
Jaeger scoring the goal.
Columbia lost 2-0 to
Gainesville High on Nov. 14
and 2-0 to Vanguard High on
Nov. 15.
All the games were on the

TIGERS: LSU vs. Georgia in title game

Continued From Page 1B
back in the game, at 19-11, on
Casey Dick's 29-yard
touchdown pass to Cedric
Washington with 4:16 left in
the third quarter.
Trickery got the
Razorbacks even closer when
Dick threw a backward pass
to Washington, who then
found Peyton Hillis all the

way across the field for a
45-yard gain to the LSU 4.
McFadden's 1-yard touch-
down made it 19-17 with 10:43
to go, but the Razorbacks'
two-point conversion attempt
was intercepted by Chevis
LSU's defense, which has
held opponents to 20 points or

less during every game of the
Tigers' current nine-gane
winning streak, closed the
game out from there. It start-
ed with an impressive stand
after Arkansas regained pos-
session on Vickiel Vaughn's
interception near mid field.
The Hogs' next three plays
went for minus-13 yards.

RIVALRY: Game important for players

Continued From Page 1B
big game of two teams trying
to save a season."
Indeed, Florida and Florida
State have altered their goals.
The Gators, under first-year
coach Urban Meyer, want .to
finish the season unbeaten at
home for the first time since
2000. They also could beat
their three biggest rivals -
Tennessee, Georgia and
Florida State - in the same
season for the first time since
1996 and just the third time
since 1984.
SFlorida managed the trifec-
ta in 1995 and played for the
national championship against
Nebraska. The Gators repeat-
ed the rare feat the following
year, but only because they
got a rematch against the
Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl.
The Seminoles, meanwhile,
still have- conference title
hopes. They clinched a spot in
the inaugural Atlantic Coast

Conference championship
game next Saturday and will
play Virginia Tech or Miami.
Florida State would like to
have some momentum head-
ing into that game - some-
thing they haven't had since a
5-0 start. In fact, the
Seminoles have lost two in a
row and haven't had a three-
game losing streak since 1983.,
"Our confidence is not a
problem," FSU cornerback
J.R. Bryant said. "Our
confidence is never down.
We're always going to have
high expectations and high
confidence about ourselves,
but we need a win. We're not
really too much worried
about a losing streak, but we
really do need a win."
Florida State has won six of
the last nine in the series, but
Florida won last year in
Tallahassee for the first time
since 1986.

'They came into our house
and beat us, and we're
looking forward to going into
their house and whipping
their behind," Florida State
linebacker Ernie Sims said.
With a combined six losses
between the teams, there was
little or no trash talking lead-
ing up to the game - rare
respect between teams that
typically hate each other. That
could change on the field -
much like the stakes have.
"We would rather both be
10-0," Florida linebacker
Todd McCullough said. "With
the talent on both these
teams, that is the way it
should be. For whatever rea-
son, we haven't gotten that
"It would be nice to have
the national championship
game depending on this
game, but right now, we don't
have that."


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(front) and (second row, from left) seventh-graders Josh Davis, Bryce Hawthorne, Drew Waller, Robert
Cook, Conner Widergren, Nick Tuttle and C.J. McRae. Back row (from left) are coach Jim Tilton,
eighth-graders Luke Cotton, Bo Krantz, Jordan Lehman, Chris Beardsley, Chad Hunter, Geoff
Beardsley, Hunter Tilton, Chase Stamper, Max Murphy, Casey Walker, Cameron Harper, Cody Frink,
Keith Miles, Dean Kim and coach Mark Adamson.

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19): Put an all-out effort into
whatever you have to get done.
It's important that you get
things out of the way if you
want to stop feeling anxious. A
money matter can be resolved
if you pay or collect an old debt.

TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Your high energy can
turn into a fiasco if you don't
make strategic plans on how to
spend your time and your
money. You will overreact to
personal matters if you let your
stubbornness take over. Don't
promise too much. ***
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20): Your ability to interest
people in something you are
doing will help you get the
backing you need. Matters
concerning your home and
older relatives may need
attention. -A*****
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22): You will probably have to
deal with the unexpected.
People may drop in when you
really don't want company, or
you may have to finish

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something for which you are
responsible. Don't make too
many plans. -**
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Make plans to get out and have
a little fun. A chance to meet a
special someone or to get to
know someone you like better
is in the stars. Don't overspend,
it won't impress anyone.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): You may feel like doing
things at home, but if you do,
you can expect to run into diffi-
culties. Trying to get ahead
with your work will be futile.
Take today to think about
possible changes. -***
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): You won't have any trou-
ble getting friends, neighbors
or relatives to help you out with
one of your latest ideas.
Communicate' with experi-
enced people and take a hands-
on approach to your future
plans. ***


by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present,
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: K equals M
PREVIOUS SOLUTION - "He was a giant figure in American theater."
- Tony Kushner, on the death of playwright August Wilson
(c) 2005 by NEA, Inc. 11-26

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): You can get more done if
you get a partner involved in
'your plans. Someone you live
with or are close to may be con-
fused or difficult to read today.
Don't let overindulgence cause
problems for you. ***-
Dec. 21): You don't have to go
it alone today. A team spirit will
drum up some help. Money
matters can be taken care of,
and if you are quick to respond,
you may even make a little
extra. ****
Jan. 19): Simplicity will be the
key to getting what you want.
Stay in control, but give the
people around you a sense that
they are handling matters well.
Diplomacy will count. **
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): You need to experience
something different or study a
totally new subject. Your enthu-
siasm will take you on an
adventure culminating in won-
derful opportunities and
changes. Today is the perfect
time to implement changes.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): You will have to multitask
if you want to accomplish all
the things you would like to do.
You will be open to suggestions
and ready to form an interest-
ing coalition with someone
who has just as much to offer
as you do. ***
Birthday Baby: You have a
strong willpower, and you like
to do things in your own time
and with your own creative
flair. You are quick to respond
and unwilling to trust just any-
one. You can be a loner when it
suits you.


Widow violently denies

the death of her husband

DEAR ABBY: A few years
ago, my father died at the age
of 58. My mother has not
taken it well. Although she
went through grief counsel-
ing, she did not benefit from it.
Abby, she acts as if my father
is still alive, that he has gone
on a trip and will return at any
time. She is also becoming
increasingly unstable. If told
the truth about Dad's death,
she throws a fit.
Lately, my mother has
become riore violent, leaving
bruises on her victims. I love
Mother very much, but not
only has she injured me, she
has attacked her grandchil-
dren as well. My husband says
we should just leave her in the
house to die. We do not have
the money to put her in a
home, and if we did, she'd
refuse to leave the home Dad
What can I do about my
out-of-control mother? -
From your description of her
behavior, your mother may be
mentally ill. Tell her again that
your father is dead. If she
assaults you again, call the
police. Tell them this isn't the
first time it has happened and
that she has also assaulted the
children. If someone is a dan-
ger to himself or others, then
that person can be hospital-
ized for a short period of
observation by mental health
professionals. And that could

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be what saves your mother,
who appears to be in serious
need of professional help.
53-year-old child (some
child!). My mother was always
verbally and emotionally abu-
sive. Although my
parents lived only seven miles
away, I didn't visit very often
because she would browbeat
Dad passed away two
months ago. My mother
doesn't drive. I can see that
Mother is counting on me to
take her everywhere on my
days off, which are always in
the middle of the week. I do
shift work and have a
husband and a household to
run. I also need a little time to
Am I being selfish to expect
my mother to find alternative
transportation? She is very
involved in civic affairs and
claims she has many friends
who would help her, but I see
no one coming forward.
Please don't suggest other rel-
atives. Mother has burned too
many bridges, and no one

wants the job.
I am getting angry and also
feeling guilty, but I do not
want to be at her beck and call
because her cruelty toward
me is continuing. -. MISER-
do not have to tolerate verbal
abuse. Start checking around
your community to see if
there are any low-cost
transportation services for
seniors sponsored by the city
or senior centers. If no servic-
es are available, your mother
may have to relocate in order
to avail herself of public
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office where one co-worker
constantly whistles. It's
extremely distracting to all of
us in the office while we're
working, but we don't know
how to approach this individ-
ual and say, "Can you please
stop whistling while you
Please help us stop this
daily annoyance. We need
relief. - FRUSTRATED
Because you can't bring
yourselves to approach the
offender directly, try this: The
next time the offender starts
whistling, offer the person a
plate of crackers.
* Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.




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TY-FOUR DOLLARS ($10,454.00) IN
action to forfeit your interest in the fol-
lowing property in Columbia County,
Ten Thousand Four Hundred and Fifty-
Four Dollars ($10,454.00) in United
States Currency has been filed against
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020 Lost & Found
LOST: Siamese Cat in Shadow
Wood Estates Call 386-758-3238

091 Talk Lines

Play the Florida dating game.
Call toll free:
1-800-ROMANCE ext 1611.

100 Job


Want steady work w/stable
Company, Good equipment
w/-good wages & a full benefits
Pkg. Home daily, off weekends.
CDL-A req'd. F/T
Call Columbia Grain


Sign On Bonus thru Dec.
"- Top pay-up to .40 cpm w/5 yrs
*' Guaranteed Hometime
- Health & Disability Ins. Avail.
--Life & Dental Ins. Provided
-401K available
SSafety Bonus
Call 800-874-4270 # 6
Highway 301 South, Starke, FL.

100 Job

A/C Service Technician
Needed.Must have Driver
License. Will pay well
for productivity.

Lake City Reporter
is currently looking for an
independent newspaper carrier
for Columbia City to Old Wire
Rd/SR47, Herlong Deliver the
Reporter in the early morning
hours Tuesday - Sunday. No
delivery on Monday's.
Carrier must have dependable
transportation. Stop by the
Reporter today to fill out a
contractor's inquirers form.
No phone calls please!


Lake City Reporter
Creative Director
Immediate opening for person
with high level of design and
creative skills. Must have
experience using Quark Xpress,
Photo Shop, Illustrator, Adobe
InDesign and Acrobat. Person
will oversee daily operation of
Creative Services department.
2-4 years newspaper or other
graphic position and supervisory
experience helpful. Salary will be
based on work experience and
creative abilities. Medical benefits
and 401k available.
Send resume to:
Dave Kimler
180 E. Duval St.
Lake City, FL 32055

Lake City Reporter

is currently accepting applications
for an Assistant District Sales
Manager. Are you focused, detail
oriented, dedicated, hard-working
and have superior people skills?
If so - WE WANT YOU!!
Responsibilities include:
delivery of down routes when
necessary, handling customer
service related opportunities
which include redelivery of
newspapers, minimal truck
driving which requires a class D
license that may be obtained after
employment and help supervise
independent newspaper
contractors. Forklift certification
a plus but not required.
Apply to Lake City Reporter,
Attn: Circulation Director,
P.O. Box 1709
Lake City, FL 32056.
Questions and/or resumes can
be submitted by Email to:

Structural Steel
Erection Foreman
Excellent pay & Benefits. Vehicle
provided. Call 904-707-8262

Truck Drivers needed: Start at
$800 - $900/week. Regular runs.
Home weekly. Clean equipment.
Class A CDL & clean MVR with
2 years min. exp. OTR hauling
van or reefer. 800-373-2278

100 Job
Must have DEGREE in
Nutrition Therapy or related field
Contact Bette Forshaw NHA at
386-362-7860 or apply at
Suwannee Health Care
Center 1620 E Helvenston Street
Live Oak. Florida 32064

" Be Your Own Boss"
Lake City Reporter

is currently looking for an
Independent Carrier for an early
morning Single Copy route.
Route is located on US Highway
90 and Baya Avenue area. Route
has 20 plus Dealer locations and
20 plus rack locations to service
Tuesday - Sunday.
The amount of papers varies
from 800 - 1200 per day.
Inserting required, Daily recovery
runs as needed to maximize your
profits and a large dependable
vehicle is needed to accommodate
large volume of newspapers.
Highly motivated and energetic
people are encouraged to inquire.
Stop by the Lake City Reporter
and fill out an Independent
Carrier information sheet and/or
e-mail iacquez-lcr(
for more information.

Participants needed for 2 sessions
on Sat Dec. 10th.
Payment for services.
Columbia County Residents Only.
Call toll free: 888-818-JURY.
Weekend calls okay.
Last day to call Thurs Dec 1st.
Leave message if no answer.

Finance Manager
Westfield Group seeking financial
manager to oversee multi
business operations. Duties
include management of
accounting records, including
tenant receivables and
account payable, real estate lease
administration and overseeing
property maintenance.
Accounting degree preferred.
Knowledge of Quickbooks &
Microsoft Office required.
Applicant should have
excellent public relation skills
and ability to multi-task. Salary
based on experience and/or
education. Send resume to P.O.
Box 3566, Lake City, FL., 32056

Building Products Industry seeks
an ambitious, energetic,
mechanically inclined person for
Management Trainee Position.
Prefer 2-year degree.
We are an EECC, Drug free
workplace. 401K,
Health/Dental/Life Insurance,
paid holidays/vacations. Apply at
Gilman Building Products, 6640
CR 218, Maxville, FL or fax
resume to (904) 289-7736.

100 Job
needed @ Autocrafters Collision
Repair in Macclenny. Exp.
and I-Car Certified. Full
Benefits Pkg. Apply in person @
180 S. Lowder St. or call
Randy Sikes 904-259-3001

$$Drivers$$ . .

OTR Flatbed Drivers!!!
*Experience Pays!!
*Start up to 40 cents per mile!!
*Oversize up to
66 cents per mile
*Great Benefits
*Pay increase after 90 days
Call Dawn 800-852-8770
Sext. 1145
2 Years Experience Required

Class "A" Industrial Mechanic
for 3rd Shift Maintenance Crew.
Must have 5 yrs exp. Pay ranges
from $16.96 + .26-Shift Diff. We
are an EECC, Drug Free Work
Place. 401K, Health/Dental/Life
Insurance, paid Holidays
& Vacations. Apply at
Gilman Building Products,
6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL
32234 or fax to 904-289-7736

The Florida Times Union
is looking for an individual to
Deliver Newspaper Routes in
Lake City, Wellborn, and the
White Springs area. Route takes
about 2 1/2 hrs each morning
w/an approximate
income of $1,000 mth.
If interested please call our
Lake City office at 386-752-5121

PT Program Assistant
Columbia County Senior
Services, Inc. is seeking a
detail-oriented and energetic
Program Assistant. Must have a
minimum two years office
operation experience, be
proficient in MS Office software,
and possess a willingness to work
directly with seniors. Criminal
background and drug testing
required. Drug Free Workplace.
Applications available at CCSS,
480 SE Clements P1. EOE

Engineering/CAD Technician
Engineering firm located in Live
Oak and Lake City is looking for
an Engineering Technician
w/experience in MicroStation.
Please fax resume to

$ Money $
Seeking sharp go getters, Able to
TRAVEL USA. Demo chemical
products. Good people skills &
enjoy working in a Rock in Roll
evir. Call Kelly 1-800-201-3293.
9-6. Must start immed.

100 Job

Immediate job openings.
Six months or more experience
required. We offer competitive
compensation plan. Excellent
fringe benefit package, which
includes paid vacation, holidays,
group health insurance, and a
401K Plan. Some hand tools
required. Please apply in person
at .Hunter Marine on Highway ..
441 in Alachua, Fl., for
the following jobs:
Furniture Assembler

Florida Pest Control
now hiring for full time office
position. 5+ years office experience
a must. Need to have experience in
customer relations and scheduling.
Exp. with multi-line phone system
& computer usage necessary. Good
organizational skills & ability to
multi-task is needed. Full time
position M-F, 9-6. Full benefits
package. Drug-free workplace.
Apply in person at:
Florida Pest Control 536
SE Baya Avenue., Lake City.

100 Job
Craftsman - 40 hrs per/week,
8am - 5 pm. $8.88 per/hr. This is
a temporary position from
12/05/05 - 09/05/06. Job is
located in Lake City, Florida.
There is 1 opening that requires a
10th grade education, 2 yrs hands
on training & 2 yrs
: peri.n..e in related Build cribs, ,' ings, furriruie,
etc., using both power to: Is &
hand tools. Needs to know how to
use saws, drills, routers, re-saws,
& wood lave. Prepare wood to
apply paints or stains. Also needs
to have knowledge of how to
properly apply either
paints or stains.
Send resume to:
Agency for Workforce
Innovation, 107 E. Madison St.,
Caldwell Bldg, Room MSCG
300, Tallhassee, Fl., 32399-4140.
RE JO FL#272-8484

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Painting Service Services

Creative Interiors .LC
Residential & Commercial Painting
Service, licensed and insured, exp
w/references. Free quotes. JB Par-
rish 386-365-4091or 386-752-8977
N & N: We come from the old
school. Affordable painting &
pressure washing. Since 1952. Save
$100 on all paint jobs by calling:
386-965-0482 or 386-697-6237
Free Estimates.
Nick's Painting & Pressure
Washing. 20 yrs exp. Quality Work,
Free Estimates. Will Meet or Beat
all other Estimates. 386-344-4242
Painting & Handyman Service
Painting, Home Repair, Remodel,
Drywall Repair, & Pressure Wash
Call Mike Lainhart 386-454-7060

Home Improvements

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling.
Electrical repairs, Carpentry.
Paint & Trim Call 386-365-9909

Home Maintenance

Grey Wolf Enterprises
Custom Site Built Sheds &
Decks from $1,895 (12X12)
Home Maint. & Improvements
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Call For Estimate 386-697-6765

Lawn & Landscape Service

Custom Cuts Lawn & Landscape.
Customized lawn care, sod, trim-
ming, design. Corn. & Resd. Lic. &
insured. Call 386-496-2820 Iv msg.
Make your flower beds look like
new. Delivered & spread or just
delivery. 386-935-6595

Pick up of unwanted metals,
tin, scrap vehicles.
386-755-0133 We Recycle.

Drywall Services

DRYWALL Hang, Finish;
Textures; Plaster & Stucco Repairs;
Interior & Exterior Painting.

Pressure Cleaning

Pressure Washing & Painting.
Free Estimates Earl Goff

Land Services

a Bulldozer Work! Tractor
work, root raking, bush hogging,
seeding, sodding, disking, site prep
& landscape work. Custom Lawn
care. Irrigation Repair &
Installation. Free Estimate!,
Call 755-3890 or (386) 623-3200

Tree Service

removal & stump grinding. Senior
discount. 15 years experience.
386-590-7798 or 386-963-3360
On Top Tree Service
Tree Removal & Trimming.
Licensed & Insured. Call for Free
Esimate. 386-623-0298


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RE Closings, Legal Forms
248 N Marion Av. 755-8717


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EXPERIENCED, 5 years min.
Structural Steel Mechanical
Foreman needed. Immediate
Opening, Excellent pay &
benefits. Also hiring Welders,
Fitters & Mill Wrights.
Call 386-754-9367 or apply in
person at 186 SE Newell Dr,
Lake City, FL.

BAGGERS: Now hiring for
High Springs fruit & gift stores.
Please call
Judy @ 352-266-3800

Advent Christian Village
Current JOBS Line
Advertisement call 386-658-5627
or visit
24hrs/day, 7 days/week

If excellence in quality &
compassionate care are important
to you, let's talk.

LPN direct care staff, long term
care setting. Nonrestricted FL
License required: Exp. preferred.

CNA direct care staff, long term
care setting. FL certificate
required: Experience preferred.
Earn while you Learn
Train to be a CNA
Training class currently planned
for January, 2006. Must have high
school diploma or equivalent; or
be at least 18 years of age.

Benefits for F/T positions include
health, dental, life, disability,
supplemental insurance; 403b
retirement account; paid time off,
access to onsite daycare
& fitness facilities.
Apply in person at Personnel
Office (Carter Village Hall)
Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m., or fax
resume/credentials to:
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace
Criminal Background
Checks Required

Tom Nehl Truck Company
Is looking for Warehouse/Delivery
Driver. Must have clean MVR and
be able to pass drug test. Full Time
position, Good Benefits. Apply at
383 S.W. Arrowhead Terrace,
Lake City, FL 32024. 386-755-9527
and Duct Mech. needed
Full time with benefits.
Please call 386-454-4767
Bookkeeper Needed
F/T position. Quickbooks
experience required.
Call 386-752-8558
. Office'Manager
Localmanufacturing company
seeks full-time bookkeeper/office
manager. Computer skills
necessary. Accounting knowledge
preferred. Insurance & 401K
benefits. Send resume
& salary requirements to:
Send reply to Box 05005, C/O The
Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709,
Lake City, FL, 32056
With min 2 yrs. exp.
Call (786)423-3462 or
fax resume to 386-961-8514
JIFFY LUBE - Seeking Friendly,
ASST. MANAGERS who like to
talk to people. Flexible hours from
8-6. Will Train. Apply at 1895 US '
Hwy 90. EOE/DFW

100 0ob
1 Opportunities
Data Entry, Inside Sales
Knowledge of INDUSTRIAL
Supplies & Computer Helpful.
7am-6pm. Apply in person at:
Quality Mills Services, U.S. 90
East. Across from Air Port,
Lake City. Drug Free.
Driver Now Hiring. Drivers with
5th Wheel experience. Must have a
clean driving record. Orlando -
Tampa and Jacksonville routes. Will
include some local delivery.
Apply in Person only at 385 SW
Arlington Blvd. Lake City.
Comm & Resi, SIGN-ON-BONUS.
Call for Interview 1-888-483-8823
or 352-237-8821. EOE/DFWP
Experienced Front Desk Clerk
Apply at Howard Johnson
3072 West Hwy 90 Lake City
No Phone Calls Please
Atlantic Truck Lines
$4,000.00 Sign on Bonus
Class A, in state & home every
night. $600-$750/wk. Yearly $1,000
safety bonus. 3 yrs. exp. Paid
vacation, health/dental. Call
1-800-577-4723 Monday-Friday
Furniture Sales Associate
Full Time
Full Benefits Package
Incentive Program
Experience Required
Apply in person at Morrell's
461 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane
HAIR STYLIST: Creative Images
is seeking 1 F/T stylist. 2 yrs min.
exp. Commission base pay. Located
in Lake City Mall. High Walk in
Traffic. 386-758-6850
HELP WANTED Top Climber/
Bucket Operator. Minimum
"B" Class CDL w/airbreaks.
Drug Testing Dedge Tree Service
Call 386-963-5026
Must have experience.
For interview contact
386-758-7844 or 386-623-0970
delivery drivers. Must have car
w/insurance & 2 yrs. driving exp.
Flex schedule. F/T & P/T avail.
Earn $8. - $15./ hour. Apply in �
person at 857 SW Main Blvd.
Needed. Good Pay
South Florida
Lake City's Gathering PlaceNow
Hiring Dependable, Honest, &
experienced Server & cook.
Apply in Person Only
1-75 & Hwy 47
Local law firm needs experienced
Legal Secretary. Must work well
with others. Excellent benefits.
Immediate employment. Send
resume to Brannon, Brown, Haley
& Bullock, PA., P.O. Box 1029,
Lake City, Florida 32056
LOOKING FOR Dependable
Person to Clean Vacant Apt. and
various other jobs. Call office at
386-755-2423 for appt. or
fax resume to 386-755-6284
Designer , part time, Saturday
rotation. Also needed part time
SDriver (30 hrs) Thompson's Flower
Shop High Springs.
Call 386-454-2709
Experienced Motel
House Keeper.
Call 386-752-8334
Heavy Haul,Class A CDL,
2 week turnaround,good pay,
Call Southern Specialized,LLC

100 Job
10 Opportunities
Part Time Help Wanted
For 3PM - I1PM & 11PM- 7AM.
CPR & First Aide a must. Apply in
person @ Blessed Hope 1225 SW
Grandview St. No Phone Calls
Please. Only Serious Applicants
Quick Lube Technician
Oil Changes/Mbunts & Balance of
Tires. Rotate and Balance of Tires.
Great Benefits.
Rountree-Toyota ask for Chuck
Stucko Work
Need Stucko Contractor
For Large Job
Call 386-752-6450
Truck Drivers Wanted
CDL Class A required
3 years experience
Good Pay, home weekends.
Waste Management Inc.
Lake City/ Gainesville
Has an immediate opening for a
hard working, flexible individual to
fill the position of Driver/Laborer
for Lake City and Gainesville. This
position requires a minimum Class
B CDL with air brake endorsement.
Waste Management offers a full
benefits package including health
insurance and 401 - K plan. If you
feel you meet the requirements,
please apply by phone
1-877-220-JOBS (5627) or online at

120 Medical
12 Employment

Needed: Must be RN with
Manager Exp. Please call
Amelia Tompkins at:
386-362-7860. Or apply in
person at Suwannee Health Care
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL. EOE/D/V/M/F

Medical Office Receptionist.
Mature, Responsible, Self Starter.
Good Computer & phone skills.
Booking Appts. Collecting
Co-pays, Daily Billing & Filing.
Must be able to run all Medical
Manager Programs. Good starting
salary & benefits. Send Resume
to: 495 S.W. Lynnwood Ave.
Lake City, FL 32024

Dental Receptionist needed. F/T
position. Must be available
evenings & Saturdays. Must work
well under pressure, have a great
attitude, & be flexible. Will train
the right candidate. Please fax
resume to 386-752-8601 or mail
to: Aspen Dental Group 1788 SW
Barnett Way, Lake City, F1.32025

CNA's for In-Home Service
Extended Family Services/
Columbia County
Senior Services, Inc.
is accepting applications for
dependable, hardworking state
certified CNA's to do in-home
service for seniors. Drug test and
criminal background screen
required. Drug Free Workplace.
Applications available at
Columbia County Senior Services
480 SE Clements P1 EOE

Suwannee Medical Personnel
Home Care, now interviewing
RN's, LPN's.& HHA's for shifts
and visits. Please call 386-755-1544'

120 Medical
120 Employment
Baya Pointe Nursing Center
Has the following Open Positions:
FTLPN/RN 3p-llp
PT Weekend LPN/RN 7a-3p
PT Dietary Aide
Apply in Person to:
587 SE Ermine Ave
Lake City, Fl 32025
(386) 752-7800
7 a.m.-3 p. m. Full Time,
also needed Part Time Weekends
w/Insurance & Benefits.
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E Helvenston Center
Live Oak, FL 32064

170 Business
HURRY! 800-836-3464 #BO2428

Can you sell Real Estate?
Want Big Bucks?
Call 386-466-1104

180 Money to Loan
Zero Down Home Loans
Cashout/Debt Consolidation
Local Broker 386-755-1839

Schools &
240 Education
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to
wait? Express Training Services of
Gainesville is now offering our
quality CNA exam Prep classes.
Day/Eve classes. Class for 1 week,
certification test the next week.
Class size is limited. Next class
12/05/05. Call 386-755-4401

310 Pets & Supplies
6 WK old Puppies - Weimaraner
mother/Golden Retriever father mix
all have the blue coat will make
good bird dogs asking $150
Call 386 364-1133
Flashy Fawn Female
Avail 12/13. $550
Adorable. Free to good home.
Puppies, Just in time for Christmas.
All parents on premise. Cash only.
Call 386-935-0564

310 Pets & Supplies
TINY CKC Pomeranian puppies.
Shots, Wormed & Vet Checked.
Call 386- 755-2645

330 Livestock &
3 Supplies
2 Large Boer Billies
For Sale
1 Registered.
Call 386-758-6179

402 Appliances
Commercial Washers & Dryers
For Sale. 6 G.E. Washers,
3 Speed Queen Dryers,
3 Maytag Washers & 3 Maytag
Dryers. Call 386-752-7388
Heavy Duty Dryer
with large tub. Looks & runs good.
Call 386-497-3987
Heavy Duty Washing Machine,
with large tub. Looks & runs good.
Call 386-497-3987
Jenn-Air Self Cleaning Electric
Stove. Good Condition.
All accessories. $600 OBO.
Call 386-719-2269
Works Good. $75.00 OBO
Call 386-758-8378

403 Auctions
Mon. November 28th at 6:00 p.m.
High Springs, FL. Hwy. 27 N.
:- Complete Estates -:
Antique/Modem Fum., Glassware,
Appliances, Bedding, Gold/Dia.
Rings, Tools, Rugs, Box Lots.
10% B.P. Red Williams

408 Furniture
BED-$140 A Brand new QUEEN
orthopedic pillow-top mattress set.
Still in plastic with warranty.
Can deliver 352-376-1600
3pc orthopedic pillow-top set.
Brand new, still in plastic!
Can deliver 352-264-9799
Oak Drafting Table
Professional. Needs rubber top.
$300 OBO
Call 386-752-2027
Queen Size Bedroom Suite
Double Dresser, matching chest,
night stand,and mattress &
boxspring $800 OBO
Call 386-755-0365



Needs Experienced class A drivers in your area! Chip and log positions
available. Be home at night. Apply at 263 Comfort Road in Palatka or call!

416 Sporting Goods
Brunswick Pool Table.
Regulation Size. All accessories.
$1,000, Neg. Excellent shape.
Call 386-752-2027

POOL TABLE - Gorgeous Brand
new 8' wood table. Leather pockets,
Italian l"'slate, carved legs. Still in
Crate! Cost $4,500. Sell $1,350.
Can Deliver. 352-264-9799

418 Toys
nal box with two X Box game &
DVD Control Asking $135
Call 386-752-8594

420 Wanted to Buy
Payment in advance for standing
pine timber. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-454-1484 or 961-1961.

430 GarageSales
26642 CR 137 in 'Brien, between
US 27 & HWY 247. Sat Only,
8am til ? Tools, Household items,
yard equipment, & much more!

Byrd Store CR 49, Nov. 25, 26, 27,
8-4, 247-240 R, CR49
R, 247-Beachville, CR49N, 252
Pinemount Rd., CR 49 left. Lots of
new & antique items, Inside & out.
Watch for signs.
Huge Multi Family Sat 8-12. 90
West, Brown Rd to Horizon take
Left, 3rd on right. Diesel tractor,
camping & household items.
MOVING SALE, 11/25 & 11/26,
8-? Verndale Apt, off CR 252. Look
for signs. Furn., bunk beds, captains
bed, electronics. 386-344-5842
YARD SALE; Thur, Fri & Sat. 8-?
FT White, 3 Rivers, Newark Ave.
45 ft trailer, full shed, house hold,
apple, collectables, glassware &
misc. 386-497-1243, or 961-2040

440 Miscellaneous
FOR SALE: Facial Equipment.
Dermatek Mag. Lamp, Steamer,
Galvanic, High Freq. Amber PHD
Waxer, Hot Towel Cadi, 2
Stationary Beds. Great Cond.
$800.00 Call 904-259-7438 Ive msg

Connect With Some Extra Cash
During Your Winter Break!

ClientLogic is Hiring
, Temporary Call,
0 "li :Center Positions' '!"
Assisting Customers.'
*All applicants welcome.
* High school and college students
encouraged to apply.
*Good communication skills and-
computer experience preferred.
Assignments from 7-14 days,
, Chrisnas holiday work required.
December 18-31, 2005. Various schedules possible.
$10 per hour
for all who fully complete assignment
Call (386) 754-8600 for more information
or apply in person:
1152 SW Business Point Drive
Lake City, FL 32025



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440 Miscellaneous
HOT TUB - $1,795.'LOADED!
Never used. Waterfall, therapy jets,
LED lights, cupholders, 110v
energy efficient. With warranty.
Can deliver 352-264-9799
4yrs old, good cond. $1000 OBO. 2
Manuel Wheel Chairs, $50.00 each.
Call 386-754-3892/386-623-9358
JENN-AIRE Heavy duty stainless,
4 burner gas grill w/cover & full
tank of Propane. Like new. Over
$800 new, will sell for $450 OBO
Call 386-623-9736 leave message
Angel, Flag/$38
Tel: 888.978.2883
Steel Buildings
Shops, Barns, etc. 24X30 to
100X200. Factory Discounts!
Will deliver and erect. JL Dupree
Construction. Call 386-754-5678

450 Good Things
5j to Eat
Pies For Any Occasion
Variety of Flavors
Call New # 386-288-3723
PECAN HOUSE exit 414 & 1-75.
Elliot Pecans, Choctaw Pecans, &
other pecans for sale. Also shell pe-
cans. 386-752-1258 or 386-6976420
Pinemount Rd 252 Taylorville.
The Nutcracker 22 yr exp.
Buy & Sell Cracked & Shelled
Pecans. 2738 CR 252 Lake City,
FL 32024. 386-963-4138

460 Firewood
For Sale
$100 per cord.
Call 386-719-6437

520 Boats for Sale

115hp Yamaha, new 24 volt
trolling motor, onboard charger,
GPS, radio, Exc. Condition.
$13,900. Call 386-623-5450

630 Mobile Homes
6 for Rent
IN PARK Mobile Homes for Rent
2BR/2BA 1st & sec. required.
Applications & references required.
Starting $400 month, Beautiful
Pond setting, w/trees. CH/A, Cable
avail. No pets. Call 386-961-0017

_640 Mobile Homes
_640 for Sale
2000, 1456 SqFt. Doublewide
_4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Glamour bath,
Beautiful Deck. 20% Down, Only
$517.66 per/mth. MUST SELL!.
Call Ron 386-397-4960
2002 Moblie Home 3BR/2BA on
1/2 acre, in Lake Butler. Owner
financing avail with 10% down.
Call 386-623-2494
31 Used Doublewides from Disney
Area. Now in Lake City. A/C, steps,
cable ready w/TV, telephone,
furnished, pots & pans, dishes, &
silverware. Perfect for Rental
Properties or Starter Home.
Great Deals, While they Last!

Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
5 bedroom 4 bath, yes 4 full baths!
buy my home. Sold my business
and have MOVED far away.
CALL 386-752-5355
Mobile Homes and Modulars
Move over Palm & Jake, the new
#1 home is here. Guaranteed ,
Gary Hamilton Homes 758-6755
CALL BILL 386-288-8537
$500 DOWN
CALL 386-752-7751
CASH DEALS. We Love Em! We
will give you the very best pricing
in North Florida on new or used
manufactured homes! 800-769-0952
YOU! CALL STEVE 386-365-8549
CALL 386-752-7751

Mobile Home
650 & Land
Land/Home 4.56 Acres
w/upgraded DWMH on
(1.5 acres cleared) w/2001
4/2 Fleetwood, porch, big kitchen.
All appliances inc. $150,5.00
800-353-3349 24hr rec.
Cell 904-477-7944

Ask about 3 acres available

4 BEDROOM 2 bath
home on land. Must sell.
In Beautiful Deer Creek -
Only & $774 per/mth
Call Bill 386-288-8537
5 Wooded Acres
MH & Pond. Off of Hwy 247
Call Jane S. Usher, Lie. RE. Broker
386-755-3500 or cell 386-365-1352
Brand Npw 2280 Sqft 4/2
w/ concrete foundation, driveway &
walk, deck & more. $134,900.
Close in. Gary Hamilton
Call 386-758-6755
DW MH 3BR/2BA, 1/2 acre, 3 mi
from VA Hospital. Big Porch,
CH/A, Cable. Excellent Cond. On
Country Club RD. $10,000 Down,
S$600 mo.or $65,000 ca.752-7850
Five Points off Tammy Lane
1994 28X70 Grand Cypress 3/2 MH
on 3.4 acres. Owner will finance.
Call 386-752-7951
FSBO Like New 3/2 Singlewide
on 1/2 acre in quiet neighborhood
close to town. Owner will finance.
Call 386-754-8436
Handyman Special
3/2 DWMH on Gorgeous Oak
Shaded 5 acres, Owner Financing.
Zero down, $1,285 mth. $125K.
-Call 352-215-1018
3BR/2BA DW on 1 acre comer lot.
Beautiful trees. $84,900.
Call 386-755-2065


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Bring the picture in or we will take it for you!
Advertise your car, truck, motorcycle, recreation vehicle or boat here for 10 consecutive days. If your
vehicle does not sell within those 10 days, for an additional $10 you can run your ad for an additional
10 days. A picture will run every day with a description of your vehicle. The price of the vehicle must be
listed in the ad. Your ad must be prepaid with cash, check or credit card. Just include a snapshot or bring
your vehicle by and we will take the picture for you. Private Party Only!


1998 Buick
LeSabre Ltd.
$7,000 OBO
54,000 Orig. miles, runs
great, loaded, leather.
After 4:00 pm

1992 Cadillac STC
$4,450 OBO
White, V8, all power, fully
loaded, 119K mi, runs great,
looks new. See at Alterations,
758 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fl
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22 1/2 Sea Fox 2005
22 1/2 Trailer, 15hp new
Mercury mounted, 150hp
Yamaha motor
386-466-0117 Ive msg
Cell 965-0075

1995 Lincoln
$3,500 O.B.O.
Trades Considered: Streetbike, ATV, Etc.
Exec. Series, 48K, 4Dr., Red/Gray
Leather, Clean, Great Gas Mileage,
3.8 V6 Engine, Dual Exhaust, CD
Serious Calls Only

Classified Department: 755-5440

650 Mobile Home
650 & Land
Packages while they last.
Call Ron Now!
SUPER NICE 1,216 sq ft
3BR/2BA MH. Close to Lake City,
Possible Owner Finance.
Call 386-623-5491

0 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
1BR/1BA Apt w/Fenced Yard.
Washer, Dryer, Stove Refrig, Lawn
Maint. Water/Sewage & Garbage
p/up included. $425 mth, 1st, last, &
Sec/Dep. required. Call Richard,
Licensed Real Estate Agent.
CH/A, Washer & Dryer Hook Up.
$600 mo, plus Deposit.
Call 386-758-9351
Newly Renovated, 2 Bedrooms
Starting at $525 mth.
Plus security. Pets allowed w/fee.
Call Lea.386-752-9626

7 0 Furnished Apts.
720 For Rent
Completely Furnished, clean,
private, near Airport & Timco. 1BR.
APT. Nice neighborhood. Quiet &
peaceful. Call 386-755-3950
730 Home For Rent
3/2, 1,750 sqft, on cul-de-sac in
Woodhaven S/D. CH/A, fireplace
& fenced backyard. $850/mth +
Sec. 386-623-7400 or 386-623-1628
3BR/2BA Brick Home Near VA
Large fenced yard w/washer &
dryer, stove, refrig, lawn, maint., &
garbage p/up included. $850 mth,
1st, last & Sec/Dep. req. Call
Richard, Licensed Real Estate
Agent Call 386-867-1414
3BR/2BA HOUSE over 1,800 sq
ft., 1 yr old. 228 SW Wilshire Dr.
$1,150 mo. plus deposit.
Call (904)317-4511 ext 18.
BRAND NEW 4 & 3 Bedroom
Homes with 2 Car Attached Garage
on Huge Lots Located on Country
Club Road. $995 mo, $995 sec.
Call (904)317-4511
Duplex For Lease: 2BR/1BA
w/garage, remodeled. CH/A, W/D
Hook Up & Dishwasher.
$590 mo, $600 dep. SE Hanover P1.
Call (352)377-7652

740 Furnished
4 Homes for Rent
New River Home
2/1 on 8 Acres, furn. plus 1 BR
Cottage. $975 mth, 1st, last, Sec.
Call 386-365-3865, view at

750 Business &
0 Office Rentals . --
Complete Office w/Warehouse in
good neighborhood. Great Location!
Must See!$550 mth
Call Lea 386-752-9626
Henderson House Office/Retail
4 Suites Avail. (2nd Flr)Approx.
1500 total sqft. Lease all or part.
207 S. Marion Ave. 386-752-7951
Medical Office Space for Rent
in Live Oak. Office has 2,10 sqft, 2
waiting areas & 8 exam rooms.
Lease for $1,850 mth. Contact
Poole Realty 386-209-1766
New Office Space For lease
with Baya frontage
900 sqft $750 mth
Call 386-752-4072

750 Business &
Office Rentals
Office/Retail Space
Approx 1235 Sqft
Great location, utilities included
A Bar Sales, Inc.
7 Days 7 am-7 pm
Office/Warehouse Rental Space
2,400 s/f $1.,150mth
Plus tax, CAM & Sec.Dep.
Call 352-258-0660
available on Hwy247/Branford
Hwy. 1/2 mile South of US 90.
1500 sq ft with 1 acre of land. Call
386-365-7870 for information.
Retail/Office 600-900 sq ft
Preferred in Lake City.
Call 386-755-4298
5 acre home sites. $74,900
Call Chad Stewart 386-867-1782 or

805 Lots for Sale
FSBO: 5 acres with well & septic.
11 miles South of Lake City.
$5,000 down, $717.00 a month.
Call 386-752-4597

810 Home for Sale
3BR/2BA, Brick Home
on 25 acres that can
be sold in 5 acre lots.
Hwy frontage near Lake City, FL.
386-497-3637 or 386-397-3258

246 SE Margaret Dr. Tenant to
vacate by 28 Feb '06. Mail offers to
M. Fowler, 2530 Lakeview St.,
Lakeland, Fl., 33801
Selling Privately?
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820 Farms &
82 Acreage

Horse Farm: Beautiful rolling 46
acres with scattered trees. Lots of
Road Frontage with Board Fence.
Large barn, Corral,Additional
Facilites, Paddocks, Pasutres, Hay
Fields plus Two Mobile Homes.
Call Jane S. Usher
Lic. Real Estate Broker
386-755-3500 or386-365-1352

10/20 ACRES pasture with gentle
roll. Columbia County West. Lots
of privacy. Call Jane S. Usher Lie.
Real Estate Broker.
386-755-3500 or 386-365-1352
5 Ac. Westwind S/D $135K
1/2 ac. Emerald Cove S/D $69K
Both in Lake City
Call 352-356-1715

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80 ACRES between Branford &
Mayo, Highway 27. 1/4 Mile
Highway Frontage. $10,000 per
acre. Only Serious Calls
386-755-3921 or 386-935-1213

REDUSED 5 ACRES your choice.
Beautiful rolling Grand Daddy
Oaks, 1 has hill top view. Lovely
neighborhood. Owner may help to
finance. Call Jane S. Usher
Lie. Real Estate Broker.
386-755-3500 or cell 386-365-1352

new S/D in Suwannee County off
CR 349, 1 mile South of CR 252.
Right on 160th Trace. 5 & 7 Ac. lots
starting at $89K. owner Financing.
Chris Bullard Owner/Broker
Call 386-754-7529

14" aluminum hull with trailer.
280 hp 6 cil Lycoming.
Sacrifice $6500.00 386-758-1250

0 Auto Parts
920 & Supplies

Ladder Racks
$75 each, negotiable
Used, in excellent condition.
Call 386-752-2027

930 Motorcycles

1999 HARLEY Davidson, Fat Boy
soft tail, 11,600 miles. Custom paint,
flames & checker board. 2 sets of
pipes. $14,875 call 352-258-6145

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950 Cars for Sale

1997 Chevy Lumina.
All the bells & whistles. Power
everything. 56K miles. One owner
Great Buy @ $4,995.
Call 386-961-9508 or 386-961-8453

*Hondas from $500*
Police Impounds!
For listings call
1-800-749-8116 ext A760
1954 Chevrolet
4 door, driveable, needs restoring.
$2,100 firm
Call 386-752-0013
1994 Mitsubishi Galant LS
MUST sell for payoff.
$1,300 OBO
Call 386-697-1923
'95 Lincoln Continental
Pearl White. Looks & runs exc.
139K miles. Must sell. $3200 OBO.
Call Bob 386-754-6890

n951 Recreational
951 Vehicles

New '05 Class A Motorhomes
From $426.95 per month
Free gas &.other promotions!
Free Campground MembershipsT
' One Week Only!
352-572-4470 See Roger!

952 Vans & Sport
9 Util. Vehicles

1995 CHEVY 36HD Cube Van
350, AC, radio, runs like new.
$5,500 OBO Must Sell.
Call 386-752-2027

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_ 5 Acres in Ft. White. Hwy 18 Rd
Frontage, wooded w/well & septic.
Partially fenced. Great private
homesite. Call 910-425-8745

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By AMANDA WILLIAMSON With a painted lions mane and smile adorn ing her face, six-year-old Katelyn tumbled down the bounce house slide, squealed as she jumped off the slides edge and dashed back inside the multi-colored playhouse. Her older brother, Joshua, caught up with her at the top of the slide as she circled around. A matching tigers grin zig zagging his cheeks, Joshua mischievously hugged his sister before pulling her down the slide with him. Both excited, the bounce houses were their favorite part of Friday eve nings Pinemount Palooza at Pinemount Elementary School. The festival fea tured a collection of festi val-esque games, such as musical chairs, beanbag toss, ring toss and more. Nettles Sausage donated food for the night, and three items two bicycles and a stocking stuffed with toys were available to be raffled away. The school was buzz ing with excitement all day for the Palooza, said PTO president Sarah Sandlin. We appreciate Lake City Reporter SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM Tigers fall to Bartram Trail 29-24 Friday. Think Lake City First on Black Friday. SUNDAY EDITION 1C 1B CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 TODAY IN PEOPLE Santa visits the mall. AROUND THE REGION Rion Paige makes it to X Factors top 8. 91 64 T-Storm Chance People .................. 2A Opinion ................ 4A Obituaries .............. 5A Advice .................. 5D Puzzles .............. 2B, 3B 61 34 Partly cloudy WEATHER, 8A Vol. 139, No. 210 1A By AMANDA WILLIAMSON F or Amber Hydes threeyear-old son, her absence means his mother is away at the doctors house get ting her boo-boos fixed. But to Hyde, it means weeks of living at UF Health in Gainesville to undergo che motherapy, a stem-cell transplant and an experimen tal drug treat ment to fight off Hodgkins lymphoma. Im thankful to be in remis sion, she said. If my story can give someone else the strength to fight, then Ive done enough. The 25-yearold Lake City native, who now lives in Macclenny, discovered a lump in her neck one afternoon in early 2012 while stopped at a red light. Suffering through a bad cough, Hyde cracked her neck and found the lump. She thought she had pulled a muscle, but her family physician knew she needed to have it checked out. After a chest x-ray and CT scan, Hyde was referred to an oncologist in Jacksonville. Her first biopsy, taken from her right arm, returned negative. But a biopsy on her neck lymphnode in February 2012 revealed she had stage II Hodgkins lymphoma. Oh my gosh, I cried, Hyde said. I used to be an American Sign Language interpreter for the Columbia County School System, but now I stay at home and fight cancer. Her first thought, Hyde said, when she found out about the cancer was for her husband, Gregory, and her child, Grant. But Gregory Hyde was just glad Amber Hyde caught the cancer so quickly. Every day, I thank God for what everyone is doing, Gregory Hyde added, all the doctors, all the nurses and especially all the prayers. At the time of the diagnosis, Gregory and Amber Hyde had only been mar ried for a couple years. They celebrated their fourth anniversary on Nov. 14. We had a 19-month-old baby. Thats hard, she added. We were going through the same things that people who had been married for years and years were.... I get emotional now. But I got my port in and we got through it. Soon Hyde was undergoing ABVD chemotherapy treatment, a first-line attack on Hodgkins lymphoma that consists of four different drugs Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine and Dacarbazine. Before she even finished treat ment, Hyde entered remission for the first time in July 2012. However, when she returned in March 2013 for her yearly checkup, doctors found a recur rence of the cancer in her neck, the original location. A biopsy showed her Hodgkins lymphoma had returned. Four treatments of ICE (ifosfamide, carboplatin and etoposide) did not help at all. I made the decision to come to Shands on my own, Hyde said. What they were doing in Jacksonville just wasnt working. When arriving at UF Health in Gainesville, her new oncologist decided to prescribe her a relatively new drug on the market for fighting Hodgkins lymphoma, ADCETRIS (brentuximab). Plans come together for cleaning up local lake By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Trash still clings to the surface of Lake Montgomery, but in early December a team from the Lake City Public Works Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a clean-up to remove the litter. Public Works Director Thomas Henry reached out to the FWC to acquire access to three boats and three drivers for the Dec. 4 event, after it was brought to his attention by a newspaper reporter that the lake had fallen through the cracks. The cleaning will start at 8:30 a.m., and Henry invites the community to participate. Anyone can help by bring ing their own boat to navigate the lakes edges. The city plans to provide volun teers with supplies, such as trash bags. All we can do is the best we can, Henry said. Were trying to put some signage up. Maybe then [the public] will think before they toss trash into the lake or maybe they will think before leaving it on the dock. A glance across the lakes surface reveals a scattering of trash debris from fast food cups, plastic water bottles and blue bait containers. Even though there is already a trash can on the dock, the city added another trash can along JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Amber Hyde, a Lake City native, is currently undergoing treatment for Hodgkins lympoma at the bone marrow transplant unit at UF Health Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville. Still thankful Shell be hospitalized for holiday, but remains grateful for all she has. Jobless rate dropping here By TONY BRITT Columbia Countys unemployment rate contin ues to drop and in October registered 6.1 percent, a three-tenths percent drop from September and still below both the state and national averages, accord ing to information released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The county unemploy ment rate for September was 6.4 percent. Floridas unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in October, while the nation al unemployment rate was 7.3 percent. Floridas unemployment rate was six-tenths of a percent below the U.S. rate. Darlene Strimple, Florida Crown Workforce Board Project Director, said the jobless rate con tinues to improve based on several seasonal factors. Employment starts trending up in October for people to set up for Halloween and seasonal dis plays, she said. Seasonal tourism and agriculture start slowly trending up in North Central Florida in October. Seasonal hir ing also starts in the retail sector. All of these factors contribute to the shrinking unemployment numbers. Although there has been job losses in the region in government trade, trans portation, utilities, natu ral resources, informa tion and other services,, Strimple said based on the most recent reported data from March 2013 of the 10 major industry sectors in the state, 9 of 10 sectors are up. At a local level seven industry sectors have shown an increase in available jobs from a year ago, she said. Concerns over the debt ceiling and the government shut down may contribute to a drop in consumer con fidence, which contributes to lower consumption and has the potential to affect employment rates. Strimple said Florida Crown Workforce Board officials expect to see con tinued job growth as the holiday season approaches. We expect the trend of increased employment opportunities to continue until after the holidays, she said. A number of companies have already hired additional staff. The great thing about accept ing a seasonal job is that it sometimes turns into a long term job if there are other openings that come available within the com pany. Traditionally, retail jobs begin increasing in October due to Halloween, and continue upward through the rest of the hol iday season. An additional factor in increased employ ment opportunities in our region tie into agricultural and tourism, which are starting to trend back up in North Florida. Strimple said other areas with employment needs in Falls to 6.1 percent, below state and national average. Public Works has plans to start project, but residents wonder if itll be enough. FILE A view of the trash filling up Lake Montgomery earlier in November. HYDE continued on 6A LAKE continued on 6A If my story can give someone else the strength to fight, then Ive done enough. JOBS continued on 6A JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Second-grader Zoey Hemeon, 8, shows off her cat face paint. See more in Tuesdays Reporter. Large crowds and loads of fun at Palooza By the numbers 7.5% in Oct. 2012 31,199 county residents 28,849 employed 2,350 unemployed 6.4% in Sept. 2013 30,924 county residents 28,939 employed 1,985 unemployed 6.1% in Oct. 2013 30,637 county residents 28,777 employed 1,860 unemployed PALOOZA continued on 6A


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 1-24-30-35-12 Friday: 3-5-22-24-33 Saturday: Afternoon: 8-6-3 Saturday: Afternoon: 8-8-6-3 Wednesday: 23-24-32-44-49-50-x4 Republican convention cost Tampa nearly $677,000 TAMPA T he city of Tampa spent just more than half its $50 million federal security grant housing and feeding out-of-town law enforcement officers, renting portable toilets and leasing a protest area near the Forum during last years Republican National Convention. According to a report issued by the city Friday, the weeklong gathering also cost the city nearly $677,000 in costs not cov ered by the federal grant including $171,000 in lost revenue from closed parking garages, more than $63,000 spent maintaining streets and welding man holes shut, and $28,000 picking up trash downtown. The report said there was $363.5 million in taxable sales across the region because of the RNC. The convention, which was held in Aug. 2012, filled 92 percent of the regions hotel beds. First Lady to release cookbook TALLAHASSEE First Lady Ann Scott is planning to release a cookbook to mark the Sunshine States 500th anniversary. The cookbooks theme is Viva Florida and will fea ture a collection of favorite recipes from former first ladies, along with photos and biographies of each of them. Former first ladies Mary Call Collins and Carole Crist will be among those featured in the book. Scott said Thursday the cookbook will be titled La Florida and will include a foreword by former man sion chef Art Smith. The Miami Herald reports the wives of Gov. Leroy Collins and Gov. Reubin Askew, have also published cookbooks. Its unclear when Scotts cookbook will be released or how much it will cost. Elderly woman in wheelchair shot MIAMI An elderly South Florida woman in a wheelchair has been shot and wounded inside her own home. The Miami Police Department said the 70-yearold woman was watching television Friday morning when a gunman appeared outside her door and began shooting into the house. Police say the woman was hit several times. The womans 26-year-old granddaughter was also in the home and was also wounded by gunfire. Both women were being treated at a local hospital. Their names were not imme diately released. The elderly woman was listed Friday afternoon in serious condi tion and her granddaughter was in stable condition. Police say the older woman was not the target of the shooting but they released no other details. Bail set for 2 teens in gang rape FORT LAUDERDALE A South Florida judge has set bail for two teenage girls accused of taking part in the gang rape of another girl, which the attackers allegedly video taped with cell phones. Fifteen-year-old Patricia Montes and 16-year-old Erica Avery are both charged as adults with felony armed sexual assault and kidnapping. The Miami Herald reports that Broward Circuit Judge Lisa Porter set bail Thursday at $100,000 for each girl even as she described the attack as exceedingly brutal. Porter, who watched the video before the hearing, called it disturbing. The conduct of these ladies is depraved, it is just unconscionable that people can treat each other like this, Porter said. Videos dont lie and the video is there. It wasnt clear when they might be released, and one girls attorney said her family might have difficulty raising even the 10 percent required for bail. They have not entered pleas. Prosecutors say the pair and three others invited the 16-year-old victim to a house, where they alleg edly pinned her down and began punching and kick ing her. Authorities say the group refused to stop until the girl agreed to have sex with a 19-year-old man. CANBERRA, Australia H ugh Jackman, star of The Wolverine, revealed he has been treated for skin cancer and shared a selfie showing his bandaged nose. Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! he wrote on Instagram, referring to his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. The 45-year-old Oscar-nominated Jackman said he had a basal cell car cinoma, a common form of skin can cer that is rarely fatal. The note he posted early Friday didnt say when his medical treatment took place. Please dont be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sun screen!!! he wrote. Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world, and two in three Australians will be diagnosed before age 70, according to the national health department. Jackman is an advocate for can cer research. He has revealed that when he asked his mother-in-law Fay Duncan president of the Fight Cancer Foundation in Australia for her blessing when he pro posed to Furness, she told him that supporting the fight against cancer was one of the requirements to get that blessing. Burnett, Downey take The Bible music on road NASHVILLE Mark Burnett and Roma Downeys The Bible fran chise continues to grow in unexpect ed ways. Up next? A 16-city music tour featuring some of todays most popular Christian acts. The tour begins next March follow ing the nationwide theatrical release of The Bible companion film Son of God, and will feature music inspired by and visual components from the movie and miniseries. I think that music just has such a wonderful ability to connect and open your heart and the images from our film certainly are going to touch your heart, Downey said. So I think its just going to be a really beautiful, heartfelt experience all around for people to attend. Attend they will, if previous reac tion to The Bible continues to hold true. The five-part History miniseries was one of the surprise hits of 2013, averaging 11 million viewers for each episode last spring in the U.S. Burnett and Downey have been rolling it out overseas as well its playing in Hong Kong now and the United Kingdom is up next. Mudcats star charged with assault in Okla. DUNCAN A star of a real ity show about hand fishing was charged Friday with assault and rob bery after allegedly breaking into a rural Oklahoma home and assaulting the homeowners. Winston Walters, 20, made an initial court appearance and was charged with conjoined robbery, burglary in the first and seconddegree, conspiracy and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to online court records. His bond was set at $2.5 million. National Geographic Channels show Mudcats featured Walters catching catfish with his hands, a type of fishing known as noodling. Sheriff Wayne McKinney told KSWO that Walters, who is from Walters, Okla., and another man broke into a rural Stephens County home in January and shot the man and tied up the woman. The two men then report edly stole money and guns. Authorities initially arrested two other men following the incident, but they were released based on DNA evi dence. Earlier this month, law enforce ment officers conducted a drug bust in Walters and discovered a stolen gun registered to the family that lived in the Stephens County home. Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer Wednesday: 4-18-23-32-45-7 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Correction The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... 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Mark Twain AMANDA WILLIAMSON/Lake City Reporter Santa will be back Santa Claus came to town on Saturday, where he posed for pictures with children at the Lake City Mall. Here, he holds 4-year-old Kenzley Santillana, left, and 2year-old Kennet while they smile for Christmas photos. Santa wont be back at the mall until Black Friday weekend. Check with the mall for further details. AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter Riding for the benefit of others More than 40 motorcycles and 50 riders participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2206 Riders group benefit ride on Saturday. Proceeds from the ride were donated to the VFW, and in turn benefit combat veterans in Lake City. The four-hour ride meandered through Lake Butler, Alachua and Branford before returning to the VFW. According to Mark Bower, chairman of the VFW Riders, the group plans to organize a benefit ride every six months. 2A Associated Press Associated Press


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 3A3A 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comDistrict 2 of the Florida Department of Transportation revealed their tentative five year work program for Columbia County at Thursday evening’s county commission meeting. The DOT plans to spend approximately $65,244,000 on various road paving, resurfacing and improvement projects in Columbia County between 2015 and 2019. “Governor Scott and our state-elected officials directed us to become an eco-nomic development agency, not just a transportation agency, but a combination thereof,” DOT District 2 Secretary Greg Evans said at the meeting. He emphasized the projects as a key component of increasing the efficiency and movement of raw materials between interstates and state routes in order to help build the local economy, suggesting that improved infrastructure may lead to job growth. Notable Projects:•I-75: Plans to resurface I-75 from US 90 to north of I-10 beginning 2016, including a number of drainage and landscaping improvements along exits and interchanges in that area. Estimated cost—$13,703,000; •I-10: Plans to install additional lighting along the US 41 and 441 interchanges between 2018 and 2019. Estimated cost—$2,488,000; •Baya Avenue: Plans to resurface Baya Avenue, with a bulk of the work to be completed by 2016. Estimated cost—$5,300,000; •US 41: Plans to resurface parts US 41 between US 90 and County Road 252 to be completed by 2017. Estimated cost—$1,888,000; •Sister’s Welcome Road: Plans to resurface parts of Sister’s Welcome road from County Road 242 to US 90. Estimated cost—$960,000. •Bell Road: Plans to convert Bell Road, a dirt road, between US 41 and US 441 into a two-lane paved road by 2015. Estimated cost—$1,166,000. •Olustee Creek Bridge: Plans to replace the County Road 241 bridge over Olustee Creek by 2016. Estimated cost—$3,412,000. •Southwest Herlong Street: Plans to convert Southwest Herlong Street, a dirt road, into a paved two-lane road between State Road 47 and County Road 240 by 2015. Estimated cost—$2,142,000. •Southwest Old Wire Road: Plans to convert Southwest Old Wire Road, a dirt road, into a paved two-lane road between Southwest Elm Church Road to Southwest Herlong Street. Estimated cost—$1,238,000. •Lake City Gateway Airport: Plans to make various improvements to taxiways and runways at the local regional air-port, as well as new hangars. Estimated cost—$9,790,000. Commissioners unanimously expressed their gratitude for DOT’s efforts to improve infrastructure in Columbia County, but also requested additional projects be added to the plans, such as a traffic light for the dangerous SR 47–King Road–Wester Road intersection and addi-tional lighting to illuminate various side-walk-lined roads shrouded in darkness at night near Branford Highway. Evans also hinted at landmarks planned for the I-75, I-95 and I-10 entrances into Florida. The landmarks would be a series of 32’ columns reminiscent of a suspen-sion bridge, “a gateway, if you will,” as part of statewide rebranding strategy. “Florida’s open for business now,” Evans said. “We’re taking that a step further and doing a rebranding of Florida. There’s 90 million visitors a year. Half of those, about 45 million, come by vehicle.” DOT representatives said they will be hosting a public open house-style meet-ing to gather local questions and feed-back at their office on Marion Avenue Dec. 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comCounty commissioners Thursday evening OK’d a $200,000 allocation to the Columbia County School District for renovating the girls softball field at Columbia High School. “The school system has needed to make upgrades to the facility,” County Manager Dale Williams said. “There are issues—seating limitations, concessions, fenc-ing—just about every-thing you could name.” The county had $200,000 set aside for the construction of a girl’s softball “champion-ship” field at Southside Recreational Complex as one of the final stages of a multi-million dollar renovation process. The field would be used for championship girls softball games and would be, in the words of commissioner Ron Williams, the “jewel” of the Southside complex. According to Dale Williams, since the con-struction of the champion-ship field was so far down the road, he suggested staff allocate those funds to the school district for the time being. The exchange will also include an interlo-cal agreement codifying responsibilities and logis-tics in the mutual use of the CHS stadium between the county and the school district. “They will agree to allow it to be used for recreational tournament play when needed,” Dale Williams said. “That shouldn’t be a difficult agreement to prepare.” Once funded, the school district would han-dle all construction and improvements. Upgrades would include additional seating, fencing addi-tion/changes, irrigation improvements, dugouts and concessions. “I think it’s a good thing for us to spend the money,” commission chairman Stephen Bailey said. “This will be the first female sport we’ve helped at the high school.” By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comThe county commission Thursday agreed to move forward with negotiations with private communica-tion companies toward a much-needed overhaul of their public safety commu-nication systems. RCC Consultants, Inc., a global telecommunications engineering firm, will pre-side as the county’s neu-tral third party consultant as they canvass bids from companies that could man-age the rollout of a new countywide 800 MHz sys-tem. “A large portion of the county, you are not guaran-teed coverage with a por-table radio, like the kind law enforcement and public safety use,” county Safety Manager David Kraus said. “The hardest signal to get is the handheld radios they carry on their hip. You’ve got to have a stronger sig-nal to get to that.” The county currently operates on a very high frequency (VHF) system prone to a wide variety of interference from compet-ing signals and elevation changes. “VHF is such an old technology and the band is so open, you can get a lot of interferences from other agencies and sources,” Kraus said. “800 is a set of protected frequencies, so there’s little chance of interference. It’s a digital signal, not an analog sig-nal.”Open communicationOne of the main benefits of the 800 MHz sys-tem would be its ability to “trunk,” or facilitate mul-tiple conversations over a small sample of frequency channels. In other words, a single person communi-cating wouldn’t tie up the entire channel. “Interoperability is one of the major reasons agen-cies switch to 800 MHz,” Kraus said. “It allows us to talk to the city and neigh-boring counties as we go through patch systems. We can start communicating with other agencies which is more difficult with the current system we have.” The push for a new system also stems from the question of sustainability. County staff had two options: Continue making repairs and hard-ware upgrades to the aging VHF system, or pursue a costlier replacement that will be more reliable in the long run. “As equipment gets older, you have to upgrade it,” Kraus said. “With new technology, since it’s computer based and all digital, they can upgrade software like you would upgrade Windows. So you can expand the life cycle because it is software-driv-en rather than hardware-driven.” St. Johns County, finding themselves in a similar predicament, entered into a $24.5 million contract with Motorola to convert to 800 MHz for public safety com-munications that went live in March. Kraus said the county plans to use that deal as a starting point for nego-tiations, looking to get a discount through economy of scale inherent in the countywide project.Finding fundsCounty Manager Dale Williams estimated the new system could cost in excess of $14,000,000, and acknowledged that it would be unlikely the county would pay that full amount without financing. “We’re probably looking at a number of avenues the board could consider. How long it takes to get the money depends on the type of financing we may decide,” Williams said. “For example, if we decide to do a bond issue, that takes a certain amount of time. That could be a four month ordeal if we’re being very optimistic. At the end of the day, the goal would be to use the least amount of money up front.” RCC’s design includes:•Upgrades to the Franklin Street and Cumorah Hill towers; •Re-purposing of the Cumorah Hill equipment shelter; •Development of seven new tower sites and a new Emergency Operations Center site. County staff and RCC consultants will sit down with representatives from various communications companies, Motorola included, in order to nego-tiate the most cost-effective and reliable system moving forward. Kraus shared the commission’s desire to have a tentative figure reached by the next county commis-sion meeting Dec. 5, but would not sacrifice quality for sake of time.Overcoming challenges“We’re not going to rush it,” Kraus said Friday. “We want to make sure we get it right. This is a major decision.” Public safety leaders were eager to see the 800 MHz system materialize as soon as possible, citing safety concerns for staff out in the field. “Some buildings you go into, you don’t have the capability of [sending communications back to dispatchers],” Columbia County Fire Rescue Chief David Boozer said about the current VHF system. “That’s one of the chal-lenges we face when we get inside of structures. If things go bad and you need to call for help, that’s not always possible. When we step out of a truck, that’s where we step into a dan-ger zone.” Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter said guaran-teed coverage county-wide could mean the difference between life and death in certain circumstances, such as searching for lost hunters or children in the northeast portion of the county—a large radio dead zone with the current sys-tem. “A deputy goes out to a rural area or into a house and can’t pick his radio up for help when he’s in a bad situation... that’s just not acceptable,” Hunter said. “I’m very excited about us having a radio system that will cover our entire coun-ty. It’s been a long time coming.” County to negotiate new radio system$200K set aside for CHS softball Seating, fencing among items to be upgraded. Dale Williams‘VHF is such an old technology and the band is so open, you can get a lot of interferences from other agencies and sources...800 is a set of protected frequencies, so there’s little chance of interference. It’s a digital signal, not an analog signal.’ — County Safety Manager David Kraus DOT reveals 5-year programOpen meetingWhen: December 5 from 2-6 p.m. Where: DOT office on Marion Ave. What: open-house meeting for the public to ask questions and get feedback about upcoming projects PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the ReporterCollision on CR 252Sgt. Pace of the Florida Highway Patrol examines the wreck age of a 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant. According to an FHP med ia release, Adam Levi Smith, 25, was westbound on CR 252 at 10:11 p.m. Thursday when his Mitsubishi struck a Ford 150 pickup being towed by a 2004 Chevy Suburban. The driver of the Suburban, Craig Edward Holder, 55, was trav eling east on CR 252 when, according to the report, Holder attempted to turn into the S&S Food Store and the right front of the Mitsubishi struck the vehicle in tow. After the collis ion the Mitsubishi traveled 417 feet to the intersection of CR 252 and Birley Road. No injuries were reported, though both roads were blocked for about an hour. CCSO, CCFD and a Lifeguard ambulance were also on scene. COURTESY VIRGINIA BOYETTEJim Boyette, then of Lake City, stands watch at the casket of Pr esident John F. Kennedy in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in November 1963. To his right is the Kennedy family. Boyette’s sister-in-law, Virginia Boyette of Lake City, said he never spoke to local family members of the experience. Jim Boyette settled in New Smy rna Beach, where he later died. ABOVE LEFT: A clipping from the Lake City Reporter in 1963. An estimated $65.2M will be spent on county roads. Standing guard over Kennedy


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Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: Planting seeds of knowledge, more TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1784, Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, was born in Orange County, Va. In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published ‘‘On the Origin of Species,’’ which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection. In 1862, Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to command the Department of the West during the Civil War. In 1941, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Edwards v. California, unanimously struck down a California law prohibiting people from bringing impoverished non-residents into the state. In 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television. Religious freedom meets reality TV J ust when you thought real-ity television couldn’t get more bizarre ... How about a star who handles poisonous snakes? He’s not a herpetologist dedicated to risking his life to advance medicine. Actually, he is probably the diamet-ric opposite – one who eschews rational explanations and follows a bible-oriented faith in which he employs rattlers and cottonmouths and copperheads in a mountain church. It’s not a new way of life for some of those who occupy the rural hills and fertile fields of Eastern Tennessee. Folks have been doing it there with varying degrees of success (which includes just sur-viving) for 100 years. What makes 22-year-old Andrew Hamlin different is that he has joined the “American Hoggers” and “Ice Truckers” and the bearded mavens of “Duck Dynasty” in the cable world of the offbeat and sometimes the just plain weird. What makes Hamlin’s show a bit different is that “Snake Salvation” is the product of one of the most respected institutions in America, National Geographic, known for its global explorations in print and television. That apparently hasn’t much impressed Tennessee authori-ties, however, who have charged Hamlin with keeping dozens of the deadly vipers in a room for routine touching during services at his Tabernacle Church of God (the trick is to keep them from touching you). Hamlin has pleaded not guilty, and his followers complain that it is a contravention of their religious freedom. The harrowing practice does seem to run counter to a Supreme Court ruling that the state has the right to protect people by banning creatures of this sort except in zoos. But Hamlin contends that the zoo exception should apply to reli-gious practitioners. Tennessee is a place where religious fundamentalism always has thrived. Consider the still controver-sial confrontation that took place in the same neighborhood early in the last century when a schoolteacher, John T. Scopes, was fired for expos-ing his class to Darwinism. The so-called brought together such celebrated antagonists as William Jennings Bryan, a three time presi-dential nominee, and legal giant, Clarence Darrow, who battled over evolution vs. creationism under the watchful eye of the world’s press, including H.L. Mencken, the caustic iconoclast of the Baltimore Sun. While no one expects the current debate to reach that decibel, the pres-ence of “National Geo” and the con-tested room full of nasty critters ... is enough to make the alligator wres-tlers and wild boar hunters and view-ers of cable television take notice. ... And although ... driving a truck over icy roads or manipulating heavy equipment or fishing for king crab off Alaska are conducted with some degree of peril to the “performers,” none appears more chilling than watching a preacher play with a 6-foot rattlesnake while exhorting his congregants on the ways of following God. Why this becomes fare for entertaining the masses is relatively clear. It’s the same reason motorists slow down to view an accident or we are fascinated by the ugliness of ants attacking a tarantula.... The other day I ran into a show called “The Governor’s Wife,” a pitiful exhibition of the ups and downs of a marriage between a 30-something beauty and former Louisiana Gov. and ex-convict Evan Edwards, an octogenarian who apparently doesn’t know it, and featuring her stepdaugh-ters, his children from an obviously former marriage who are in their 60s. The wife is now pregnant. Halleluiah, brother! So what’s next? How about tryouts for the lead in a musical about Terry Schiavo?Great plans need great actionE ntrepreneurs always give me a wake-up call and put a little spring in my step. I really enjoy reading about or hearing about people who have an idea, set goals and stick with them to the point of reality. The story about Christen Wooley Bell and her Vestpakz invention was one of those stories. We featured an update on Bell and her wearable backpack vest on the front page of Tuesday’s (Nov. 19) Lake City Reporter. Bell is grown and married now, and lives in North Carolina, but the invention came about because as a sixth-grade student in Live Oak, she had to be innovative with a class project and design a product that solved a problem. She and her friends had sore shoulders from lugging around all their textbooks in a traditional backpack. So, she crafted a prototype and earned a good grade and several contest accolades. Her family helped her along with encouragement and advice and, as she said, saw more potential in the Vestpakz than she first imagined. Now, she has received a U.S. Patent, partnered with Eastsport to manu-facture the bags, and they will soon be on Walmart shelves in select areas, although not Lake City or Live Oak. Online at, the bags have a starting price of $59.99, depending on the size of the vest. The world needs more entrepreneurs like her. Millions of people try new ideas every day, hoping for their big break and a quick, straight road to fortune. That almost never happens. Success takes long-term commit-ment, along with a bit of luck. I look at our country now and I’m concerned the growing sense of entitlement I see everywhere will stifle the entrepreneurial spirit even more than the ever-present real-ity that taking something from an idea to success story has Vegas-like odds against vaulting the inventor to household-name status. If you have an idea, research all the angles of the creation and what you will do with it once it’s complet-ed. Make a plan. Execute the plan. Don’t quit. Our world at this moment is technology heavy. With the Internet, research possibilities are endless. Not all of these offerings are accu-rate or credible, but there’s plenty of legitimate information to sort through. Whether you need clarifi-cation on a business plan or group funding, there are opportunities. It can help you answer a few ques-tions and form intelligent opinions before you sit down and talk formally with anyone face to face. Technology also is the big killer of dreams. Technology makes peo-ple soft. It pushes humans to crave instant gratification and the opera-tions manual for entrepreneurial success doesn’t include a chapter entitled “instant” anything. People can’t stay the course. They whine. They give up. Some with great ideas can’t even stay focused long enough to put the plan in writing. It makes me think of the farmer who gets off his tractor after plow-ing hundreds of acres and mentions how tired he is after such a long day. The old, retired grandfather farmer who began his career work-ing tiny fields behind a team of mules or plow horses chuckles and reminds the youngster how easy he has it today. The wiser gentleman also wonders if the same energy from his day would have been applied to the opportunities of today, how much more could have been accomplished? I’m inspired by Christen Wooley Bell and idea people everywhere. Opportunities to be more success-ful exist around us everywhere. I hope the next great entrepreneur is reading this and making notes for their plan, preparing to chase their dream. I hope they have the drive to make things happen. T he Fort White branch of the public library is to be com-mended for its latest forward-thinking project: a seed lending program. The library will be open Wednesdays from 1 until 4 p.m. in Fort White. All you need is a Columbia County library card to take home packets of seeds. And if you don’t live in Fort White and don’t want to drive there, you can request seeds through a nearby branch. Setting up a seed library in our county was a great idea. It’s not exactly a library in the traditional sense just yet, however. For now, you just take the seeds home and plant them. Eventually, borrows will be asked to return seeds harvested from their plants. But seed-saving isn’t as easy as it sounds. Before you know it, you can end up propagating all manner of new varieties that may or may not be as desirable as the originals. Seeds for beets, carrots, basil, peas, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, turnips, dill, foxglove, sunflowers, thyme and more are now available. Get planting, watering and hoeing, Columbia County. Q Associated Press Todd Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Dan K. Thomasson Q Dan K. Thomasson is former editor of Scripps Howard News Service.4AOPINION


COMING UP Public workshop The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks announces a public workshop to which all per sons are invited. The meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at the Columbia County School District Auditorium, 372 W. Duval St., Lake City. The subject matter to be considered is presentation of potential locations for a proposed Union monu ment at Olustee Battlefield State Park for public review and comment. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by con tacting Michelle Waterman, park manager, Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096. (386) 397-2733, fax # (386) 397-4262 or e-mail: Michelle.Waterman@dep. TODAY Karaoke with Mark VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, will host Karaoke with Mark at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. Wings, shrimp and burgers will be served from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This event is open to the public. Nov. 28 Free dinner The community is invit ed to the 13th annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 697 SW Baya Drive, in the fellowship hall. The menu consists of turkey and dressing, graving, cranber ry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, homemade bread, coffee or tea and a selection of desserts. Everyone is invited to join friends in sharing food and fellowship. Call 752-0670 with questions. LAD Soup Kitchen The LAD Soup Kitchen, 127 Escambia St., is offer ing their 22nd annual free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal will include turkey and dress ing, ham, yams, collard greens, assorted cakes and pies and more. Call LAD Soup Kitchen at 386-7582217 for more. Dec. 2 Christmas Bazaar LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court, is hosting a Christmas Bazaar with all handcrafted items from December 2 through December 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Call 386755-0235 for more. Dec. 3 Prevention Plus Deb Harrell, a naturo pathic doctor and health counselor from Gainesville, will discuss practical solu tions to a healthy lifestyle on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the West Branch Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The talk is titled, The Down and Dirty Tips to Living a Clean and Healthy Life: 7 Practical Solutions that Anyone Can Do. The event is free and open to the public. Dec. 4 CCBA Luncheon Columbia County Builders Association will have a luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Gators Dockside. Tyson Johnson, from Parker Johnson Agency, will explain the Affordable Care Act. The public is invited but seating is limit ed, therefore a reservation is required. Lunch is $12 for CCBA members and $15 for non-members (inclusive). Please call 386-867-1998 to make a reservation. Olustee planning The Blue Grey Army will have a planning meet ing for the 2014 Olustee Festival at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia County School District Central Building, Room 153, at 409 SW St. Johns St. The festival will be Feb. 14-16. For informa tion, call 755-1097. Lake City newcomers The Lake City newcom ers will host a friendship luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Long Horn Steak House. Part of the entertainment will be a gift exchange of gifts no less than $10. You must bring a gift to get one. Call Rose Taylor at 755-2175 with questions. Friends and guests are welcome. Dec. 6 QRIS meeting The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc. PROVIDER QRIS MEETING will be held on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Coalition office, 1104 SW Main Blvd. If anyone interested in attending this meeting has a disability requiring special assistance please contact Stacey DePratter at (386) 752-9770. Walk-A-Thon Fort White High School HOSA will be hosting a walk for cystic fibrosis on Dec. 6 from 3:30-8 p.m. It will be held at FWHS stu dent parking lot. TO sign up please contact Bridget Diedeman at diedemanb@ or Jared McGrath at Jared. Dec. 7 Audubon Bird Walk Four River Audubon will sponsor its monthly Lake City Bird Walk at Alligator Lake Park on Saturday, Dec. 7. Meet at the pole barn at 8 a.m. to join us. Loaner binoculars are avail able. The walk usually lasts from 2-4 hours; participants may leave anytime they wish. Contact Judy Mundy at 386-758-9558 for more information. Breakfast with Chief On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10-11:30 a.m., the commu nity is invited to join Chief Argatha Gilmore for a com plimentary breakfast, infor mative discussion and com munity forum on neighbor hood issues and concerns. The breakfast will be held at First Apostolic Church, 724 SW McFarlane Ave. Contact Audre Washington at 386-719-5742 for more information. Gospel Feast The community is invit ed to attend Gospel Feast 2013 on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Victory Christian Teaching Ministries, 445 SW Alachua Ave. Gospel Feast is a time of celebra tion with singing and danc ing. Proceeds are used to help open a Victory House Womens Program which houses homeless women and children. For more information email VICTORYHOUSE445@ Dec. 10 SVTA meeting The Board of Directors of Suwannee Valley Transportation Authority will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at the SVTA HQ building, 1907 Voyles St. SW in Live Oak. The meet ing is open to the public. PSA The Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5-6 p.m. The semi nar will be moderated by Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. Subjects covered will be: What you need to know about Medicare; when to enroll; what is covered, and wheth er or not a supplement is needed. Please RSVP to 386-755-3476 ext. 107. SRWMD meeting The Suwannee River Water Management Districts Governing Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49 in Live Oak. The meet ing is to consider District business and conduct pub lic hearings on regulatory, real estate and other vari ous matters. A workshop will follow. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by visiting the Districts website: www.mysuwan All meetings, workshops and hearings are open to the public. Dec. 11 Lake City newcomers The Lake City newcom ers will meet Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Quail Heights Country Club on Brandford Highway. The program will be Lots of Christmas Fun and Friendship. Ten dollar gifts will be exchanged. You must bring one to get one. Games, singing and a spe cial guest will also be a part of the fun. Friends and fam ilies welcome. The 50/50 ends at 11:45 a.m.; price is $11. Call Pinky Moore at 752-4552 with questions. Dec. 13 Class reunion The Columbia High School classes of 49, 50, 51, 52, and 53 are having a class reunion on Friday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mason City Community Center. Anyone from those CHS classes is welcome to come. Please bring a cov ered dish to share. Dec. 14 Wreaths Across America American Legion Post 57 is participating in Wreaths Across America, a nationwide ceremony to honor veterans. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at noon at the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Wreaths can be sponsored at the national website, wreath, for $15 per wreath. Use the group ID FLALP57. Call location leader Caroline Bosland 386-466-7408 for more information. Breakfast with Santa Holiday Inn & Suites is hosting a Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8-11 a.m. Breakfast includes scram bled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee, hot chocolate and a waffle station. Adults: $9.95 +tax, kids aged 3-12: $4.95 +tax. Proceeds will benefit Childrens Medical Services of North Florida. A collection box for unwrapped toys will also be available on site. For more information, call 386754-1411. Ongoing Volunteers needed Lake City Medical Center is looking for vol unteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteerism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospitals website at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application. Donate Books The Friends of the Library need books for our book sale. Our great est need is for gently used paperback fiction. Please bring your donations to the main library. LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 5A 5A HAVE QUESTIONS ON AUTO INSURANCE? CHAT WITH NICOLE 755-1666 Need A Quote? WILSONS OUTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 Great Stocking Stuffers Case Knives also Sharde Sog Gerber Kershaw and accessories Camo Jackets Pants Shirts Snake Boots (Mens, Women & Children) Tumblers, Water Bottles & all new Goblets Willie Ray Register Mr. Willie Ray Register, age 68, of White Springs, FL. passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013. Graveside ser vices will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, Novem ber 24, 2013 at Prospect Cem etery near White Springs, FL. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 23., 2013 at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. between the hours of 5:00-7:00 P.M. Willie Ray was a native of Ham ilton County, born March 22, 1945 to the late Leonard and Neta Occidental/PCS in maintenance for over 40 years before retiring. He was an outdoorsman and en ever he got the chance. Willie Ray was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of member of Longbranch Con gregational Methodist Church. Mr. Register was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Survivors include his wife Edna Register, White Springs, FL.; three sons, Wesley Register, FL.; two sisters, Alice Har ley Burrows, White Springs, FL.; one grandson, Jimmy Fender, Jr.; one great granddaughter, Kylie Fender; special friends, Spence Hutcheson and Gerald Land. HARR Y T. REID FUNERAL HOME Jasper, FL. is in charge of arrangements. Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Saluting the flag Members of the American Legion Post 7 present the colors before the start of the Columbia High School football game against Bartram Trail during a salute to veterans on Friday. Flying over CHS Lima Lima Flight Team pilots perform a fly over before the start of the Columbia High School football game on Friday.


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 6A November is National Hospice Month During National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we encourage you to learn how timely hospice and your family. Please let us know if you have questions about Haven Hospice programs and services. 800.HOSPICE (467.7423) | Approved in 2011, ADCETRIS is the first drug of its kind. It works by using an anti body as a homing signal to bring the che motherapy drug to the lymphoma cells, where the drug enters the cell and causes them to die when they try to divide. The drug eliminated Hydes cancer, but she still has to undergo a stem-cell trans plant. Doctors removed her own stem cells, froze them and will transplant the healthy cells with the cancerous cells. Her transplant is set for Wednesday just two days after she finishes an extensive round of chemotherapy and one day before Thanksgiving. But despite the weeks she has to spend away from home, her family plans to visit her for the holidays. Around the hospital room, personal touches from her father, mother and husband warm the space. A collection of family pictures line the win dowsill, and Hyde returned a smile to the beaming photo-versions of her husband, son and black Labrador-mix Molly. Everything is going to be all right, a blue canvas tells its readers, situated directly behind Hyde as she discusses her family. Her father purchased the pic ture because of its connection to one of his favorite bands, but also because of its encouraging words. My dad raised me right, she said. He raised me on the Beatles. While her mom, father and husband have been supportive through the whole process, Hyde said her son is one the of main reasons she fights. The hardest part of Hydes cancer treatment were the moments she was too sick to be able to take care of her son, Grant. If we had not had him, we might not have been able to have him, she added. I hope that next year we can go on trips, on vacations and all that stuff. Currently, Grant loves to play peek-a-boo with Molly, to be outside with his dad and to sing Jesus Loves Me at the top of his lungs. Grants enthusiasm for his childrens church definitely carried over from his par ents, whose faith helps them through the difficult stretches at the hospital. A Bible and a daily devotional remain next to Hydes bed, and every day she flips through the pages to draw strength from the words. The glory is to God for giving the doc tors the knowledge, Hyde said, focused on her recovery from cancer. Without the Lord, the doctors wouldnt have known to do what they did. But Hyde warns everyone to get any lumps and bumps on their bodies checked by a physician. Hodgkins lym phoma is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 15 and 35, as well as those older than 55. A compromised immune system or a family history of lym phoma can increase an individuals chance of being diagnosed with the cancer. Know your nodes, Hyde added. To help assist the Hyde family through this difficult time, a fund has been estab lished in her name at Columbia Bank. Donations can be made to Amber Hyde and Family at any of the four branches. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter HYDE Continued From 1A Hydes nurse, Margo ChaseDobrian, comforts Hyde dur ing the telling of her story. Chase-Dobrian became a nurse after being diagnosed with breast cancer. BELOW: Photographs of Hyde; her husband, Gregory; son, Grant, 3, and her dog, Molly adorn the window sill of her hospital room, within close proximity to her Bible and daily devotional book. My faith is humongous for me, she said. Without the Lord, the doctors wouldnt have the knowledge to do what they do. side the signs requesting that visitors not litter. Were going to come up with a best management practice, Henry added. Well figure out who is going to put in the helping hand.... Right now, though, were just trying to clean it up. After the holidays, Henry intends to sit down with Florida Department of Transportation, the FWC and the Suwannee River Water Management District to discuss the fil tration system adjacent to the lake thats supposed to catch trash from the runoff. He doesnt believe its working. Much of the trash in Montgomery Lake comes from the DOT storm drains, he added. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Lake City resident George Hudson skimmed his cor ner of the lake, digging up a flip flop, a baby pacifier and numerous amounts of plastic bottles. All of the lakes trash, he said, flows to his shoreline. He had decided it was enough. Part of that stuff we saw then has already sunk, but theres a ton out there now, Hudson said. All around the lake, the trash is still in bad shape. The lake is so clear that you can see all the trash on the bottom. I dont think theres anything [the city] can do about that. Hudson questioned whether the additional trash cans and signs would stop the public from casually toss ing their litter into the water. I firmly believe that people who live on the lake are not using it as a trash dump, he said. But the question remains: How often will the city clean Lake Montgomery? Are they going to do it once a month? Hudson said. Are they going to do it once a year? Or are they going to do it every 10 years?... It has to be something thats going to be followed up on. Already the city plans to begin discussion with other agencies to uncover the best methods to keep the park and its nearby lake clean, Henry said. The city has a team that picks up trash at the local parks every morn ing. The men try to gather the trash that floats just off Montgomerys shoreline, but they can only do so much. They need to police the lake or how else are they going to know it needs to be cleaned? Hudson said. This needs to be done. Not just at my lake, but a lot of lakes. SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans New Patients Welcome Call today for a personal appointment: 386-755-0500 449 SE Baya Drive Lake City, Florida 32025 WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE M OTHERS, WE UNDERST A ND Board Certied Healthcare Provider offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM LAKE Continued From 1A PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the Reporter Fire in the Cypress Inn Lake City firefighters exit room 25 of the Cypress Inn on US 90 West Thursday evening after extinguishing a fire in the bathroom. A firefighter crawled through the attic space to locate the fire. No injuries were reported. our region include medi cal assistants, the prison system and in the financial sector. She said new businesses are helping to improve the economy in the region as well as Columbia County. We have had a couple of new businesses, such as Michaels and Cicis, open in our region, Strimple said. This adds more consumer choices to our community, along with additional employ ment opportunities. The Intermodal Park contin ues to be an ongoing proj ect with great potential. In October there were 30,637 people in the Columbia County labor force and 28,777 had jobs. An estimated 1,860 were unemployed. In September the unemployment rate was 6.4 percent when there were 30,924 people in the Columbia County labor force, 28,939 of which had jobs. An estimated 1,985 were unemployed. In October 2012, Columbia Countys unem ployment rate was 7.5 percent. Then the county had 31,199 people in its labor for and 28,849 had jobs. An estimated 2,350 people were unemployed in the county. October 2013 was the 39th consecutive month with positive job growth after the state lost jobs for more than three years. The industries gaining the most jobs were trade, transporta tion and utilities. JOBS Continued From 1A all the community sup port from everyone who donated and helped pull it together. Its nice being in a small town where the community really does rally behind you. The event supported the elementary school by providing funding to teachers and students after the school experi enced a recent budget cut, Sandlin said. As Pinemounts first Palooza, the evening drew an excellent crowd, she added. The night promised a Friday full of wholesome, family fun before the football game. It delivered. As guests arrived, Pinemounts cupstackers entertained by speedstacking pyramids of cups around 5:15 p.m. According to the cup stackers coach, the sport requires hand-eye coordi nation. Its a sport that is both mentally and physi cally challenging. The students used the Friday evening festival as prepa ration for their Dec. 13 cupstacking tournament at Florida Gateway College. The Lake City Police Department participated in entertaining by bring ing several vehicles for the children to explore, including a SWAT truck. The Lake City Fire Department brought a fire truck, and TraumaOne flew in a helicopter. Connie Thompson, a Lake City resident, watched her grandchil dren, Katelyn and Joshua, run laps around the bounce houses, visiting all four open to their age group. Theyve had a lot of fun, Thompson said. Theyve reminded us all week about tonight. But Thompson felt the festival also supported a good cause, in addition to entertaining her grand children. Funds raised go to the school, she said. Katelyn ran back to her grandmother and mother, Connie Tyre, to ask if she could switch to a differ ent house. She paused to count her tickets, which could be traded in for prizes. When she real ized she had 17 tickets, Thompson said they could always go get more. I tried to get them to go around and play the other games, Tyre said. But they keep saying: bounce houses, bounce houses. Pinemount Principal Donna McAdams didnt hear one complaint about the night. She said she couldnt believe how great a festival the PTO put together to help the school, but thought it must have taken a lot of time and effort. Funds from the event would be collected by the PTO to be used if the school required any addi tional materials. In the past, the PTO has funded computer programs for the children and radios for school staff. I cant thank our PTO, faculty and staff enough, McAdams said. This takes a lot of teamwork to pull this off. PALOOZA Continued From 1A


7A on their November 19, 2013 Ribbon Cutting ceremony for their new location for treatment at 194 SW Wall Terr. would like to congratulate Origins Family Medical &Weight Loss Clinic194 SW Wall Terr.(386) 719-9227 ORIGINS Family Medical & Weight Loss ClinicOrigins Family Medical & Weight Loss Clinic Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER REGION SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 7A By AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the ReporterFORT WHITE D ebra Wright knows a lot about overcoming obstacles. Diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age three, she struggled with pain and decreasing mobil-ity throughout her child-hood and adolescence. At age 21, she became the youngest person then on record to have both hips and both knees replaced – operations that were done within a 10-day period. During her recovery, Wright found herself in a unique position. Although she had never had any formal training in counsel-ing, medical staff began informally referring other patients to her for advice about upcoming joint surgeries of their own or encouragement in endur-ing their own rehabilitation therapy. She found herself able to share some of the same resilient spirit and optimism that had helped pull her through so much already. The experience helped her focus what she wanted to do with her life: to use her natural gifts for encouragement and motivation to help as many people as possible achieve their own dreams. After graduating with a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University in 1999, Wright worked in a number of full-time mental health posi-tions until ongoing medical issues forced her into early retirement from a posi-tion in the Department of Corrections in early 2012. “Frankly, I was scared,” she recalled. “I had been teaching part-time at Santa Fe College as well, but that came to an end too. I really had no clear idea of what I was going to do or how I was going to do it. But I knew what I wanted to do: I wanted to help other peo-ple find a way to overcome the obstacles life throws at them. So I began knock-ing on doors anywhere I could think of – schools, public libraries, you name it – and started asking about giving talks.”Starting newWright gave her first talk on the topic of “Overcoming Life’s Obstacles” in October 2012 at the High Springs branch of the Alachua County Library. Using her own life experiences as a springboard, she presented twin themes of setting clear goals and persistently finding ways to move through or around obstacles. Since then, she has spoken repeatedly at the Alachua County Library and at Anclote High School in Pasco County. She is hoping to be able to schedule one or more talks in Columbia County in the near future and can be reached by any interested parties at Wright’s speaking career still isn’t as well developed as she would like, but she is beginning to branch out into new topics. She delivered her first talk on life skills for teens at the Alachua County Public Library on November 21. The talk, entitled “Being Brave,” focused on helping teenagers move past fears into making constructive life choices. She is slated to follow up with an adult workshop at the same loca-tion in late January, this one designed for empower-ing adults who work with teenagers to provide simi-lar coaching. “When you look at life’s obstacles, you find that the biggest one is usually fear,” Wright says. “When we worry too much, we react rather than acting or we become paralyzed. The key to breaking out is courage, which I define as being brave enough for 30 seconds to make a decision to do something in spite of your fear. Once you make one decision and act, you can build on that. Ordinary people can do great things, but you’ll never do anything extraor-dinary if you don’t make a choice to pursue it.”Standing up to bullyingWright is also hoping to begin delivering talks on the topic of bullying and harassment. “I was very fortunate not to have been seriously bullied myself, but I’m well aware that kids who are different are pretty vulnerable,” she says. “I want to help kids understand that trying to dominate others is never right and that differences are valuable – the ‘differ-ent’ people are the ones who change the world. And I want to encourage kids who are having trou-ble with bullying not to go it alone. They need to keep talking to their support people and get their fami-lies involved.” In between her speaking engagements, Wright continues to practice part-time as a licensed clinical social worker for Family Preservation Services in Gainesville. She is also an adjunct instructor at Florida Gateway College, where she will teach three classes next term. Pain and the limitations imposed by her medical condition continue to be part of Wright’s life, but she refuses to let her life be defined by them. “I see myself as a ‘normal’ person who happens to have arthri-tis. And that’s the way I want to live,” she says. “The message I want to leave with other people is that it doesn’t matter what the challenges are – you always have control over how you ‘Overcoming Obstacles’ is Wright’s new challenge After facing hip and knee replacements at the age of 21, Debra now speaks to others about tackling life’s fears. AVALYN HUNTER /Special to the ReporterMotivational speaker Debra Wright delivers a talk on “Overcoming Life’s Obstacles” at the Alachua County Libr ary. Wright The Filipino American Cultural Society continued to raise funds Saturday for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which has killed 5,235 people in the P hilippines. The organization plans to ship jumbo-sized boxes containing necessities, such as food and clothes, across the world to the towns suffering the most. (From right to left: Kerr y Smith, Mel Gavette, Merian Fox and Mycmec Balonga). By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comAmericans voted local singer Rion Paige into the final eight con-testants of the reality music competition show The X Factor. Coached by Demi Lovato (Camp Rock, Glee), Paige gave an intimate, emotionally-charged rendition of “Your Song” by Elton John Wednesday night. Lovato asked Paige if she planned on dedicat-ing her performance to anyone in order to bring out an emotional appeal on stage. “My little brother, Colton,” Paige said. “I love him with all my heart... I couldn’t ask for a better little broth-er. I want to show him no matter what his dream is that he can go out there and chase it.” Paige, 13, was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a congenital condition that inhibits muscu-lar growth and joint functions. While the Jacksonville native is physically incapable of holding a microphone, she is no stranger to it, hav-ing performed multiple times at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Florida Gateway College. Sitting in front of a virtual cascade of rose pet-als, Paige captivated the audience with an elegantly nuanced rendition of the Elton John classic. “Our X Factor contestants are not messing around tonight,” said judge Kelly Rowland, one of the original founding mem-bers of R&B trio Destiny’s Child. “Rion... I’m speech-less. That was incredible. You are so human and allowed yourself to be vulnerable this week. I felt something different from you.” The infamous Simon Cowell also expressed his admiration for her perfor-mance. “I thought you were good last week,” he said. “I thought you were absolutely fantastic this week. It sounded actually beautiful to listen to, it sounded like a record... You can’t be 13.” Paige will return during “Big Band” week Wednesday, Nov. 27 as she and the seven other final-ists compete to win America’s vote.Paige advances to X Factor top 8 COURTESYRion Paige, Jacksonville resident and recurring per-former at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and FGC, has made is winning over America with her vocal skills on the X Factor.AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City ReporterRaising funds for the Philippines ‘I thought you were good last week... I thought you were absolutely fantastic this week. It sounded actually beautiful to listen to, it sounded like a record... You can’t be 13.’ — Simon Cowell, judge DEP to hold public discussion about Olustee Battle monumentBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comOLUSTEE — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection division of Recreation and Parks will hold a public workshop on Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia County School District Administrative Complex Auditorium, 372 W. Duval St. “The purpose of the meeting is to present the pos-sible locations of the monu-ment at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and to gather additional public input on the topic,” said Martha Robinson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks Communications Manager, through an e-mail Friday afternoon. A new monument, to be erected in honor of Union soldiers and the three black units who fought in the Battle of Olustee, was approved for the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park earlier in the year. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, who peti-tioned park officials to have the monument erected, received approval to erect a 10-foot tall, polished, black granite obelisk in the park. The projected cost of the monument has been estimated between $4,000 and $12,000. The SUVCW is raising funds for the Union monument and hope to have the monument in place by 2015. The proposed monument has been the topic of con-troversy and many people have voiced concerns with Florida Parks Service offi-cials that a new monument should not be erected in the area currently housing Confederate monuments. The Dec. 2 meeting will be a time for Recreation and Parks staff to present poten-tial locations for the monu-ment and public discussion. “The Division of Recreation and Parks will combine the suggestions shared from the meeting with professional knowl-edge to select a final location for the monument,” Robinson said. She said the meeting is important in the decision-making process. “The foundation of the award-winning state parks system depends upon pub-lic input into the manage-ment of each state park and state trail,” Robinson said. The Department of Parks and Recreation has not determined how long it will take before it releases the location where the monu-ment will be located, how-ever, it was noted they were looking at several possible locations in the park. We Would Like You To Be Our Guestfor the 13th Annual FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH697 SW Baya Drive, Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-0670 Thursday, November 28th 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.Everyone is invited to join friends in sharing food and fellowship as we thank God for our many blessings.No Charge! Bring Your Friends! Turkey & Dressing Gravy Cranberry Sauce Sweet Potatoes Green Beans Homemade Bread Coffee Tea Desserts Data gathered at meeting will help determine placement.


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, November 24, 2013 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS &"&%"$#)&!"&#$!%% "$&!" &""'$"#$&"!%&%% #*"'$" %&$(&"#$%$(&!&'$'&*" &"!"'!&*!$%&"$)&&%"$$%!! %&&%$&$)$))"$!('$$ &"!+"$&%&r!nr$#$&"#$"$ &&%$&'$! "$&!$%&"&%!&'$%&&!%)$"))!%'$) !&!"!"&%&*$%!&)"$"$! "$(%&#"&%"$#" nrnrnrn rrnrn r rrrrn "&%"$#"#$&%)&" & !&&" %&*&!($"! !&"'$" '!&%!%'%&!"!" $")& Disappointing finish JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High School cheerleader Krischara Anderson 16, consoles Austin Harper following their loss to Bartr am Trails High on Friday.Bears knock off Tigers in second round of playoffsBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia HighÂ’s season came to an end in disap-pointing fashion with Bartram Trail High com-ing into Tiger Stadium and stealing a 29-24 win in the FHSAA Class 6A Region 1 semifinal on Friday. Columbia was forced to punt on its first drive and had a special teams touchdown when Roc Battle forced a fumble and returned it to the end zone. Kick catch interference negated the score, however, to leave the game scoreless. Battle picked off a P.J. Blazejowski pass on the fol-lowing drive, but the TigersÂ’ offense stalled. The first score of the game came on the follow-ing drive as Blazejowski hit Romello Bentley on a 31-yard strike to give the Bears a 6-0 lead after a missed extra point. The Tigers answered on their next drive as Nate Taylor hit Akeem Williams on a 40-yard pass to set up Lonnie Underwood up for an eight-yard touchdown. Brayden Thomas added the extra point to give Columbia a 7-6 lead with 11:53 remain-ing in the second quarter. The Bears got a 24-yard field goal from Tyler Gallitz on their following drive to retake the lead at 9-7 with 9:11 remaining in the half. Following a 46-yard kick return from Battle, the Tigers added their own field goal. Thomas hit from 30-yards out to give Columbia a 10-9 lead with 6:22 to go in the second quarter. The Bears turned the seesaw matchup back in their favor with a seven play, 87-yard drive to retake the lead at 16-10 heading into the half. Blazejowski ended the drive with a 12-yard pass to David Coleman. ColumbiaÂ’s ground game got going in the third quar-ter and Underwood rushed CHS continued on 2B


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 11 a.m. NBC — Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix, at Sao Paulo CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 6 p.m. NBCSN — Grey Cup, Hamilton vs. Saskatchewan, at Regina, Saskatchewan FIGURE SKATING 2 p.m. NBC — ISU Grand Prix: Skate Russia, at Moscow (same-day tape) GOLF 5:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, South African Open Championship, final round, at Johannesburg 1:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Titleholders, final round, at Naples MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Hall of Fame Tip-Off, championship, North Carolina-Richmond winner vs. Louisville, at Uncasville, Conn. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Puerto Rico Tip-Off, third place, at San Juan, Puerto Rico 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Puerto Rico Tip-Off, championship, at San Juan, Puerto Rico 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Charleston Classic, championship, at Charleston, S.C. NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverageFOX — Regional coverage 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. FOX — Doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — Denver at New England SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Tottenham at Manchester City 10:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Manchester United at Cardiff 9 p.m. ESPN — MLS, playoffs, conference championships, leg 2, Real Salt Lake at Portland WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4 p.m. FS1 — Duke at Marquette —— Monday MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, first round, Arkansas vs. California, at Lahaina, Hawaii 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, first round, Minnesota vs. Syracuse, at Lahaina, Hawaii 7 p.m. ESPNEWS — Oklahoma St. at South Florida FS1 — Abilene Christian at Xavier 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Legends Classic, first round, Pittsburgh vs. Texas Tech, at Brooklyn, N.Y. 9 p.m. FS1 — Marquette at Arizona St. 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Legends Classic, first round, Stanford vs. Houston, at Brooklyn, N.Y. 12 Midnight ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, first round, Dayton vs. Gonzaga, at Lahaina, Hawaii NFL FOOTBALL 8:25 p.m. ESPN — San Francisco at Washington NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN — Minnesota at St. Louis SOCCER 2:55 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Aston Villa at West BromwichFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 7 3 0 .700 254 199N.Y. Jets 5 5 0 .500 183 268Miami 5 5 0 .500 213 225 Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 236 273 South W L T Pct PF PAIndianapolis 7 3 0 .700 252 220Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 227 226Houston 2 8 0 .200 193 276 Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 129 318 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 7 4 0 .636 275 206 Pittsburgh 4 6 0 .400 216 245 Baltimore 4 6 0 .400 208 212 Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 192 238 West W L T Pct PF PADenver 9 1 0 .900 398 255Kansas City 9 1 0 .900 232 138 Oakland 4 6 0 .400 194 246San Diego 4 6 0 .400 228 222 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 6 5 0 .545 276 260 Dallas 5 5 0 .500 274 258N.Y. Giants 4 6 0 .400 192 256Washington 3 7 0 .300 246 311 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 9 2 0 .818 305 196Carolina 7 3 0 .700 238 135Tampa Bay 2 8 0 .200 187 237Atlanta 2 9 0 .182 227 309 North W L T Pct PF PADetroit 6 4 0 .600 265 253 Chicago 6 4 0 .600 282 267 Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 258 239 Minnesota 2 8 0 .200 240 320 West W L T Pct PF PASeattle 10 1 0 .909 306 179San Francisco 6 4 0 .600 247 178Arizona 6 4 0 .600 214 212St. Louis 4 6 0 .400 224 234 Today’s Games Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m.Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m.Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m.Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 1 p.m.Carolina at Miami, 1 p.m.Tennessee at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.Indianapolis at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m.Denver at New England, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game San Francisco at Washington, 8:40 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Detroit at Brooklyn, 2 p.m.Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.Phoenix at Orlando, 6 p.m.Utah at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Boston at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m.Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Phoenix at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m.Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.Chicago at Utah, 9 p.m.New York at Portland, 10 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 2BSPORTS BRIEFS GAMES Monday Q Columbia High boys soccer vs. Lincoln High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High soccer vs. Lafayette High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Tuesday Q Columbia High girls basketball at Madison County High, 6:30 p.m. Q Columbia High girls soccer at Lincoln High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High boys basketball vs. P.K. Yonge School, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Columbia High boys basketball vs. Union County High, 8 p.m. (JV-6:30) Friday Q Columbia High boys basketball at Suwannee High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) YOUTH BASKETBALL Leagues offered at Richardson Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is offering youth basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-10. Each league will have four teams, and will be limited to the first 40 children to sign up in each age group. Cost of $50 and a birth certificate is due at registration. Registration at Richardson Community Center is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from Monday through Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095. SEMINOLES Gator Gigging Party on Tuesday The Lake City Seminole Club has a Gator Gigging Party at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Beef O’ Bradys. Special menu items will include gator tail. For details, call Norbie Ronsonet at 752-2180.Q From staff reports 47 yards for his second touchdown to give the Tigers a 17-16 lead after their opening drive of the second half. Leading late in the third quarter, the Bears had the play of the game from their defense when Malik Rivera jumped in front of a Jake Thomas’ pass to take a 23-17 lead with 4:19 remaining in the third quar-ter. The Tigers regained the lead on a Thomas sneak to begin the fourth quar-ter, but it was the last time Columbia would reach the end zone. Trailing 24-23 with 8:39 remaining and the ball at their own four-yard, the Bears drove 96 yards and put a dagger in their Tigers. Blazejowski rushed on from a yard out to give the Bears the 29-24 win. “It’s a missed opportunity,” Columbia head coach Brian Allen said. “At the end of the day, it’s another missed opportunity. I prom-ise you I’ll go to my death bed trying to make this team a winner.” Columbia finished the year at 10-2. CHS: Falls to Bears Continued From Page 1B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterBartram Trail High’s Malik Rivera chases after Columbi a High’s Lonnie Underwood as he makes a touchdown run.Florida continues to drown in Swamp Q Brandon Finley covers sports for the Lake City Reporter I grew up a fan of the University of Florida football team. My family has owned season tickets throughout my entire life. Now, I cover the team during home games as part of my job, but if I was going as a fan alone, it would have been hard for me to present myself any logical reason to watch this train wreck. That’s why the question arose to me this week, why would anyone want to watch Florida play Georgia Southern. I asked a few unfortunate Gator fans on the walk up to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday. The answers were a wide array, but I guess there are still reasons to go. Some fans compared the game to watching NASCAR, as in they only wanted to see the big wreck in person. They wanted to see the bottom fall out. They wanted to see just how bad it has gotten for the Gators and head coach Will Muschamp. Many fans were hoping to see the Gators pull off a win for the first time in a month and a half. Many others were hoping that Florida would lose again and finally signal the end of Muschamp’s coaching career with the Gators. Others used this week as an opportunity to take their kids with the early start and fact that it wouldn’t be a rowdy atmosphere. The best way I could equate this week is being obligated to attend a family reunion in which you simply didn’t want to go, but had no other choice. You know there’s bound to be that outburst from your Aunt Martha, but you just had to see it for yourself. There’s no way you could hear about it later. That’s pretty much what Florida fans were rewarded with. They knew what was going to happen. They knew it was going to be a catastrophe, but they wanted to know exactly how the disaster would unfold. The good thing about the game Saturday was that most Gator fans got a little bit of everything that they wanted except for those looking for a win. FROM THE SIDELINE Brandon FinleyPhone: (386) GSU stuns UF at home, 26-20By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comGAINESVILLE — It’s official. Florida will have its first losing season since 1979 after losing to a Football Championship Subdivision team on Saturday. Florida (4-7) fell, 26-20, in an embarrassing loss to Georgia Southern (7-4) in a game that Eagles didn’t have a yard passing the ball. A triple-option team, the Eagles dominated the Gators on the ground with 429 yards rushing. Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns and Jerick McKinnon had the excla-mation point on the Eagles’ win with a touchdown late. Florida had a chance to win, but were unable to convert a fourth-and-two late in the game after driv-ing into the red zone. Athletic director Jeremy Foley had given Florida coach Will Muschamp his vote of confidence last week, but after the loss against Georgia Southern.No. 2 Florida State 80, Idaho 14TALLAHASSEE — Jameis Winston threw for 225 yards and four touch-downs as No. 2 Florida State broke a school record for points in a game in an 80-14 victory against Idaho Saturday. Florida State (11-0) broke the school record of 77 points scored in 1995 to remain unbeaten. The Seminoles continue to focus on football while the ongoing sexual assault investigation of Winston casts a shadow over the program. State attorney Willie Meggs said Saturday it is unlikely that a final decision will be made before Thanksgiving on whether to charge the quarterback. The lawyer of the accuser, Patricia Carroll, claims Winston raped the victim on Dec. 7, 2012. Winston’s lawyer Tim Jansen said the sex between the two was consensual.


LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 3B3BSPORTS JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Tre Simmons is expected to lead the Ti gers this season. Tigers ready to fast break into seasonBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High is ready to tip off another basket-ball season under head coach Horace Jefferson. In his third year, Jefferson believes he may have his best team yet. For Jefferson, it’s just about finding the miss-ing ingredient to push the Tigers over the threshold from District runner-up the past two seasons. “I think we are going to be pretty good,” Jefferson said. “My job is to teach the kids how to be competitive and increase their basket-ball intelligence. From my observation, a lot of kids in this area have been able to play basketball, but I don’t think they’re really been taught how to compete. I found that the kids are pretty good and I was try-ing to figure out what the determining factor is here. That’s what we’re stressing this year. Even if you’re good, when you learn to compete, good things can happen. If they can com-pete and increase their basketball intelligence with the skills they already have, I think we’ll have a pretty good year.” Despite losing two players, Jefferson believes the Tigers will have more chemistry and that could lead to a more successful team. “My gut, I think we may be a better team than we were last year,” Jefferson said. “All the parts make up the whole, but I think we’ll be a better team. We did lose two tremendous players, in Morris Marshall and Javontae Foster, but I think that Tre Simmons can step in and take the role of Foster. We will replace Marshall by com-mittee. Two or three guys will have to fill that void.” As far as this year’s leader, Jefferson believes Simmons has everything the team needs in a basket-ball player. “I think Simmons is one of the best players in the area,” Jefferson said. “His basketball IQ is tremen-dous. Andrew Momeaka has grown a couple more inches, and if we can keep him out of foul trouble, he can help us on the inside, especially defen-sively. We have to keep him on the floor and that’s where intelligence comes in. Academically they’re pretty smart. We just have to increase their basketball intelligence.” The Tigers also have a handful of other players ready to contribute in key roles for this year’s squad. “Dillan Hall should provide some very good min-utes and point production,” Jefferson said. “Kelvin Jonas played a lot on the junior varsity and he’s a starter this year. Jordan Coppock is a shooter and can play the point. I have three guards that can all be on the court at the same time. They can put the ball in the hole pretty good. Robert Dace, it’s always been in him, and I’ve been trying to get it out him for a while, but he may be our inspirational lead-er,” Jefferson said. “His wing span is long. He can shoot, jump and defend. His defensive confidence is going to help us tremen-dously. He started for us in the classic. I don’t know whether he’ll start to begin the season, but he’ll start before the season is over.” Jefferson also believes the Tigers could have a secret weapon in a player making the transition from the junior varsity team in his sophomore season. “Darrell Jones may be the best sophomore in this area,” Jefferson said. “He led the team in scoring on the junior varsity last year. He led us in scoring through the classics. He should have a good career at Columbia High. He could have easily played varsity. He probably wouldn’t have started, because he didn’t have the confidence. He can play and he creates problems. He’s all solid and will present problems, because he can score inside or from the perimeter. He can also put the ball on the floor. I want to get him the ball. In our offense, the ball must go through the hands of Tre and Darrell.” The Tigers will change district this season with Gainesville, Orange Park, Oakleaf and Middleburg making up the fold. The Tigers could be the team to beat according to the coach. “One of our goals this year, our initial goal, is to win the district,” Jefferson said. “Because of our loca-tion and Gainesville, we kind of talked about this thing and were able to get them to have the winner of the regular season to host the district tournament. That’s our initial goal, to host the district tournament. I think we have the athletes to do it and it just depends on how well we play together, and I don’t see a problem with that. If we can compete night in and out, I think we’ll be pretty good. If you compete, you still have a chance to win a game. If you have a bad game, if you aren’t a competitor, you just roll over. I don’t think we’ll just roll over. We’ll be up tempo and a faster team. I think we should play an exciting brand.” Jefferson doesn’t believe the Tigers can just charge through the district, how-ever, with Gainesville always being a perennial power. “Gainesville will always be there, because Kelly Beckham will have them there,” Jefferson said. “They lost their best play-ers, but they’ll still be pretty good. Oakleaf and Orange Park run disciplined-type systems. It should be a pretty good contrast. I haven’t seen any of the teams play yet, but we may be the team that wants to push the ball. I won’t know until I see Gainesville, but I don’t think Orange Park and Oakleaf will play up-tempo. We’ll be working on our man and trying to get after it.” The Tigers will open the home schedule on Tuesday at 8 p.m. against Union County High. Indians back on hardwoodBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Fort White High head basketball coach Isiah Phillips, also an assistant football coach, is back in the gym sooner than he had wanted. With Indians basketball returning after making the playoffs for the first time last year, there are also high expectations for hoops. Fort White opens the season with a district addi-tion in P.K. Yonge School at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Indians and Blue Wave will be joined in District 5-4A returnees Bradford, Interlachen, Keystone Heights and Santa Fe high schools. Fort White was district runner-up last season and beat Mount Dora in the open-ing round of the playoffs. Two-time defending district champion Williston High has dropped to Class 1A, but P.K. Yonge is a strong replacement. The Blue Wave was runner-up in District 3-3A last year, and has made 35 trips to the state playoffs. P.K. won a state championship in 1991 and has been state runner-up five times. “With P.K. Yonge it’s not like we are losing a top team and going to nothing,” Phillips said. “I wish it was Williston. They were loaded with seniors last year.” Bradford is one year removed from a six-year playoff run and has made 24 trips overall. Santa Fe (18 playoff trips) was last in the playoffs in 2011 and Keystone Heights (13 playoff trips) in 2009. Interlachen had back-to-back playoff trips in 2007-08 and six overall. Fort White has eight players returning from last year — Melton Sanders, Chris Cottrell, Jalen Wyche, Paul Perry, Joe Powers, Quran Porter, Kaleel Jackson and Dre Brown. “I feel like we will be able to pick up where we left off,” Phillips said. “We have a lot of the same players and are just as talented as last year. The key is how we gel together. We will be tested right away with P.K. and Columbia (plus Suwannee High in between).” Sanders, Wyche and Cottrell are seniors and played major roles last year. “We are looking for a lot of senior leadership,” Phillips said. “The kids are working real hard. If we bring the same intensity as last year we will be OK. If we play that defense, the offense will come.” The Indians are scheduled to play December tour-naments in Williston and Alachua.JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Melton Sanders dribbles down the court last season.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 4BSPORTSTigers fall into Bear trap JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterAn emotional Alex Weber takes a knee following the Colu mbia HighÂ’s 29-24 defeat to Bartram Trail High on Friday JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Bryan Williams drags David Coleman down during a play on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Akeem Williams falls into Bartram Trai l HighÂ’s Brett Shafer after catching a pass. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Rakeem Battle celebrates after making an interception against Bartram Trail. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High football head coach Brian Allen speaks to members of the media following their 29-24 loss to Bartram Trail High on Friday.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 5B5BSPORTSGators reach new low JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFloridaÂ’s Dante Fowler Jr. drags down Georgia SouthernÂ’s Kevin Ellison for a loss of yards during a quarterbac k keeper. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFloridaÂ’s Clay Burton tackles safety Antonio Glover after h e scooping up a blocked field goal attempt. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFloridaÂ’s Michael Taylor lands on a loose ball after G eorgia Southern loses the ball. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida receiver Solomon Patton scores a touchdown agai nst Georgia Southern on Saturday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida linebacker Darrin Kitchens celebrates after reco vering a Georgia Southern fumble during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesvil le on Saturday.




Lake City Reporter Week of November 24-30, 2013 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County1CColumbia Inc. COUNTY TOURISM Harvey Campbell386-758-1397 T hanksgiving is right around the corner so, you know what that means…Christmas in the Valley is almost here! There are so many things to see and do this year… Historic Downtown Lake City will kick off the holi-day season with Lighting of the Park the Monday after Thanksgiving. On December 2nd, Lake City’s Main Street comes alive with Christmas spirit! The lights at Olustee Park are lit at dusk and the park is transformed into a fairyland as thousands of lights illuminate the park and downtown busi-nesses. The highlight of the night will be Santa’s arrival, where he can be found in He will be in his house Monday – Saturday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This sets the scene for the “Holiday Happenings” yet to come throughout the season, including the Annual Snow Day and Christmas Parade on December 14th. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the annual Festival of Lights, display-ing more than 5,000,000 lights throughout the park, December 6, 2013 through January 3, 2014. Named a “Top 20 Event” in the southeastern United States, visitors can enjoy award-winning holiday sights and sounds through-out the park. The park’s centerpiece is the 200 foot tall Carillon Tower, which illuminates the night sky as holiday music rings from its bells. Complimentary hot cocoa and popcorn are served nightly as the Craft Square comes alive with craft demonstrations, a bonfire, marshmallow roasting and holiday singing for everyone. The park will be open each evening, December 6, 2013 through January 3, 2014, until 9:00 p.m. The only exceptions are Christmas Eve, December 24th when the lights will be available to view only as a “drive through” the park (the lights will be viewable but shops and activities will be closed) and Christmas Day, December 25th when the park will be closed. The entrance fee for this event is $3.00 per person. Suwannee Lights at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a unique experience you will remem-ber for a lifetime. The park has stepped it up once again this year with a spectacular 6 million light display. Other fea-tures include music, sound enhancements, new dis-plays and much more. The Puppetone Rockers and the Kazoobi Guy will be back again this year to delight both young and old with music and entertaining antics. Roast marshmalIt’s thattime ofyear LIGHTS continued on 3C Think Lake City First By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comL ocal merchants are gearing up for one of the biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday – but hope the shopping spirit continues the next day for Small Business Saturday. Maurices, a women’s clothing store in the Lake City Mall, is extending Black Friday shopping hours for for the first time locally. Cassie Barnes, Maurices manager, said this year is the first time they’ve ever opened on Thanksgiving and they will be open from 8 p.m. midnight and are going to have lots of specials and sales. Barnes said she and store employees are looking forward to Black Friday because of the renovations to the Lake City Mall and because the holiday trends are a little different this year. “It’s not just red and green clothing, it’s a lot of fun colors like coral and turquoise,” she said. “They’re bright and fun.” The store will reopen on Black Friday at 6 a.m. Other local businesses will participate in Black Friday, while also focus-ing on Small Business Saturday, a promotion focusing on shopping at local stores. Andrea Smith, coowner of Smitty’s Western Store along with husband Bob Smith, said she was passionate about the event. “Shopping where you live makes your commu-nity a better place,” she said. “Small business is the backbone of our com-munity, not only provid-ing economic growth but character. They strive to give you personal service. They are 100 percent ded-icated to what they do. They are your neighbors. They create jobs, support local school and non-profits. This Christmas season think small.” Smitty’s started their Black Friday sales earlier in the week and will host a special promotion on Small Business Saturday. Southern Exposure, a hair salon and boutique that sells jewelry and other women’s accesso-ries, also plans to partici-pate in the sales promo-tions. Owner Danette O’Neal said they will start their Black Friday sales the day before Thanksgiving ON BLACK FRIDAY... Photos by TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterABOVE: Bob and Andrea Smith, owners of Smitty’s Western Store, set up displays for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales. LEFT: Karen Griffis, a co-owner of Southern Exposure Salon and Boutique, makes last min-ute adjustments to store displays for upcoming holiday sales promotions. FRIDAY continued on 3C Stocks: Don’t bet your shirt on a great 2014 STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets WriterNEW YORK — Don’t bet your shirt on a repeat performance. That’s the message from some of the nation’s biggest investment firms as the Dow Jones industrial average has closed above 16,000 for the first time and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index is on the cusp of its best year in a decade with a gain of 25.9 percent. Although investment professionals still are optimistic, investors shouldn’t expect such out-sized gains will be repeated. The S&P 500, the Dow and other stock indexes have risen steadily as the Federal Reserve has main-tained its economic stimulus to keep long-term interest rates low, and the economy has continued to strengthen. Although economic growth hasn’t been spectacular, it has been strong enough enable companies to keep increasing their earnings. We asked professionals at three big money managers, T. Rowe Price, Franklin Templeton and BlackRock for their thoughts on how the stock market will shape up next year.The outlookA double-digit gain is not out of the question. Many of the tail winds for the stock market are still in place, but they may start to weaken next year. Corporate earnings are strong, but profit margins could be peaking. Interest rates are still low compared to historical levels, but will likely rise gradually, par-ticularly if the Fed starts to pull-back on its bond-buying stimulus program. However, the biggest challenge to the stock market is that valua-tions have risen so much this year, says Larry Puglia, portfolio man-ager of T. Rowe Price’s Blue Chip Growth fund. That is to say, inves-tors have been willing to pay more for a company’s future earnings, STOCKS continued on 2C


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A repeat of that political wrangling next year would likely hurt the economy again. Stocks are also vulnerable to a sharp rise in interest rates. The market’s rally from its lows in March 2009 has been underpinned by low interest rates which has made stock market returns more attractive. If bond yields were to rise suddenly the economy would suffer. The Fed’s policy is predicated on buying bonds to hold down inter-est rates. If investors get nervous as the central bank cuts its bond purchases, removing a support for the market, bond yields could jump as investors dump bonds. “If interest rates were to (go) back up dramatically that would probably be a bad thing,” says Franklin Templeton’s Hermann, who manages the Franklin Flex Cap Growth fund. “We’re still in a very fragile economy and we don’t want to suddenly tilt into another recession.” STOCKSContinued From 1C Loud cellphone talkers the next bane of air travelers? By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ,AP Airlines WriterNEW YORK — Airline passengers have already been stripped of their legroom, hot meals and personal space. Now, they might also lose their silence. The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting its longtime prohibition on making cellphone calls on airplanes, saying it is time “to review our outdated and restrictive rules.” But for many passengers, that would mean the elimination of one of the last sanctuaries from our hyper-connected world. Everybody wants the ability to stay connected while trav-eling, but nobody wants to be trapped next to some guy yapping away during the entire trip from New York to Las Vegas. “The only way I’d be in favor of this is if the FCC mandated that all those who want to use their cellphones must sit next to families with screaming children,” said frequent flier Joe Winogradoff. Amtrak and many local commuter railways have created quiet cars for those who don’t want to be trapped next to a loud talker. It’s not hard to envision airlines offering “quiet rows,” although there will probably be an extra fee to sit there. Hopefully, they’ll be more effective than the old smoking and non-smoking sec-tions. One flight attendant union has already come out against any change, saying that a plane full of chattering passengers could lead to argu-ments and undermine safety. Passenger Kai Xu had another concern: What’s going to happen to the already limited bathrooms on the plane? “Are they going to become the telephone booths for those who want to talk on the phone in private?” he said. Not everybody hates the idea. Craig Robins, a lawyer who flies close to 100,000 miles a year, said a relaxation of the ban would be “a mixed blessing.” “Having the ability to communicate with my office, my family and my friends, especially for making necessary plans for airport pickups and meetings on the day of arrival, is invaluable,” he said. “Of course, the downside is with the incon-siderate flier who is oblivious to how loud he or she is talking. That is what will drive us crazy.” Most Middle East airlines and a few in Asia and Europe already allow voice calls on planes. Passengers’ cellphone signals are either relayed via a satellite or through a special “picocell” to the ground. Voice calls technically can be made on some U.S. planes today via satellite, but airlines block providers such as Skype, in part because they fear it will eat up the limited bandwidth. Within hours of the FCC’s announcement, the cellphone industry voiced its support. Airlines already charge for Internet access. It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine them charging for phone use. Allowing calls isn’t so much a safety issue as one about what is socially acceptable. “There are simply far too many people who consider themselves too important to stop talk-ing as a courtesy to other passengers, especially when, given airplane background noise, they’ll probably have to talk louder than usual,” said Benjamin Stolt, who flies nearly 200,000 miles a year. Ultimately, it might be left up to the airlines to decide. American and United Airlines said they would wait for an FCC decision and then study the issue. Delta Air Lines was much more firm, saying passenger feedback for years has shown “overwhelming” support for a ban. JetBlue and Southwest also noted a desire for silence, but added that tastes and desires change. “If everyone starts doing it and it becomes culturally acceptable, we’d have to consider it,” said Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins. “But no one thinks it’s a good idea.” AP writers Joan Lowy in Washington, David K oenig in Dallas and John-Thor Dahlburg in Brussels contributed to this report.


lows for S’mores, shop the Crafts Village for that special gift, sip hot cocoa and visit with Santa and his Elves. Suwannee Lights is open nightly from 610 p.m. Dec. 1 24. Suwannee Lights admission Sunday Thursday is $6 per adult and $2 per child 4-12 years old (children 3 and under are free); Friday Saturday $8 per adult and $2 per child 4-12 years old (chil-dren 3 and under are free). Gearing up for tradeshow seasonThe Columbia County Tourist Development office (TDC), together with the Florida’s Suwannee River Valley Marketing Group (FSRVMG), is prepar-ing for our busiest trade show season to date. New brochures have been pub-lished to specifically highlight points of interest in the Lake City, Live Oak and White Springs area. The most exciting pamphlet added to our stock this year is the new full-color 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee brochure, which has been distributed to our many infor-mational outlets, hotels, campgrounds and visitors to tradeshows. We’ve already attended several shows to promote our area’s attractions and events over the past few weeks. Three of the recent shows focused on the RV and camping markets, which are huge draws for visitors to our area. This month’s VISIT Florida’s Fall Festival at the I-75 Florida Welcome Center presented another opportunity for the TDC/FSRVMG to introduce many migrating “snowbirds” to what we have to offer and invite them to visit during their stay. The tradeshow season really gets going just after the first of the New Year when we have more than 30 shows sched-uled throughout the southeast. Customer service workshop successThe Tourist Development Council staff would like to thank Dr. Lori Pennington-Gray, Director at Tourism Crisis Management Institute and Associate Professor at University of Florida, for making time in her busy schedule to present the Specialized Tourism Ambassador Program, Levels I and II at this year’s Customer Service Workshop. The two-level/two-session program was held at the Westside Community Center on November 6th and attended by more than 50 people anxious to learn more about how they impact the tourism industry through customer interactions. Dr. Pennington-Gray emphasized the importance of ambassadors for tourism. Tourism is the number one industry in our state. She further explained that while all area employees may not have a direct link to tourism, everyone has an indirect influence on impressions visi-tors take away from their experiences in Florida’s Suwannee River Valley. Suwannee River Valley Vacation Guide The finishing touches are being added to the graphics, artwork and articles for the upcoming edition of the Florida’s Suwannee River Valley Vacation Guide. 2014 represents our 5th year of publishing this annual guide loaded with information about our area attractions, unique valley events, variety of festivals and things to do and see while visiting Florida’s Suwannee River Valley. These guides are the corner-stone publication utilized by the TDC to promote our area at the numerous trade-shows we attend each year, in local hotels, motels, campgrounds and businesses where we place literature about the area for visitors to take, as well as in our nation-wide advertising campaigns. Of the 60,000 guides published for 2013, the TDC has only a handful left… we anticipate running completely out of stock just in time for the 2014 guides’ arrival. Sports in the ValleySeveral key elements of the improvements at the facility are starting to come together as Phase I of the Southside Recreation Complex project nears com-pletion. The Columbia County Board of County Commissioners has given permission to begin implementation of Phases II & III for the nearly $3 million renovation. Three new combination restroom/con-cession stand buildings were put into service last weekend when we hosted approximately 80 youth baseball teams for a USSSA tournament. Other elements of Phase I nearing completion include utility hook-ups, safety netting, a pump station, new dugout roofs, ADA compliant bleachers, side-walks, an electronic message center sign at the entrance off Bascom Norris Road and repair and upgrades to lighting at the Soccer Complex. We’ll continue to update you on the program as work continues. LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24-30, 2013 3C3CBIZ Q Harvey Campbell is the executive director of the Columbia County Tourist Development Council. He can be reached at 386-7581397. F all has definitely arrived as the Rotary Club of Lake City prepares to coordinate the 2013 Christmas Parade. The Christmas Parade is a joint effort between the Rotary Club of Lake City and the Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. We would like to extend an invitation to local orga-nizations and clubs to par-ticipate in this year’s parade. Please contact Sonja at the Chamber of Commerce at 386-752-3670 for an applica-tion. Rotarians especially want to invite the public, par-ticularly children, to come out and enjoy the parade as part of your Christmas cel-ebration this year. And while you’re in the downtown area, take a stroll through Olustee Park to take in the beautiful holiday lighting. Rotary Club of Lake City will once again be assisting the Salvation Army to fill the Red Kettles by ringing the bell in front of Walmart. As previously indicated in a Lake City Reporter article, the volunteer effort of several organizations in Lake City has made a huge difference in the resources available for the use of the Salvation Army in Columbia County. These resources are used in many ways to help those in need in our local community. Worldwide, Rotary International consists of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to cre-ate positive, lasting change in our communities. Local Rotary Clubs bring togeth-er dedicated individuals and business people to exchange ideas, build rela-tionships, and take action for the common good of our local communities, our nations, and our world. Members and prospective members of the Rotary Club of Lake City meet at noon every Thursday for a luncheon meeting at the First Baptist Church of Lake City fellowship hall. Thanks to the Lake City Reporter for giving us this space monthly to showcase our club’s activi-ties and initiatives. SERVICE BEFORE SELF ROBERT TURBEVILLERotary preps for Christmas parade LIGHTSContinued From 1C from 4-6 p.m. “Every purchase that’s made, you’ll get a free piece of jewelry,” she said. In addition, Southern Exposure will continue the same sale on Friday. The informa-tion regarding sales are on the Southern Exposure FaceBook page, as details of the sale will change from hour to hour. Southern Exposure will continue the weekend with new promotions on small Business Saturday. Furniture Showplace owner Chris Pottle said he is going to have sales and specials throughout the weekend on Black Friday, as well as Small Business Saturday. Pottle has been in business for several years as a furniture merchant, but 2013 is the only the second time he has participated in Black Friday. “I’m busier than normal on Black Friday compared to the average Friday,” he said, not-ing he still feels that Black Friday is more of a mall day where people are looking for deals on electronics. Dennille Decker, Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said it’s important to shop locally and support local merchants — the reason for Small Business Saturday. “Often, we are tempted by the lure of lower prices on the Internet. We want to save money on the items we need and we automatically assume going online will be less expensive. In some instances it might be, however, have you considered that this online business isn’t paying local taxes and supporting our local economy,” Decker said. “They aren’t providing our friends and neighbors with jobs. They are not volun-teering their time and in many cases money back into our community to make it a better place to live and work. They aren’t mem-bers of your local Chamber of Commerce. If you have children or were ever a student, then you have probably solicited funds from many local businesses to support your child’s sporting team, chorus, youth group, band, or other fundraising effort. We never hesitate to ask for donations from our local business owners, yet when it comes time for us to reciprocate; we go online to save a few dollars? We must Think Lake City First.” Decker encourages local consumers to “Think Lake City First,” not just during the holiday season but year round. “Shopping local is a win for everyone,” she said. FRIDAYContinued From 1C Does Microsoft need Xbox?By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business WriterLOS ANGELES — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft’s portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years on Friday, some critics say Microsoft should spin the gaming unit off. They argue that Xbox distracts manage-ment from the company’s fast-growing cloud com-puting business and its effort to catch up to rivals in tablet and smartphone sales. Here are Xbox’s pros and cons:PROIT IS PROFITABLE IN THE LONG TERM: The Xbox business has been profitable for the past few years, according to Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s vice president of strategy. Mehdi says the company sees the gaming industry growing from an annual $66 billion to $78 billion in 2017. And Microsoft hopes to broaden the Xbox’s appeal with features that make it more of an enter-tainment hub.CONIT WILL BE A SHORTTERM PROFIT DRAG: Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund estimates that the Xbox platform will lose at least $1 billion for Microsoft in 2014 and may not be profitable for anoth-er year or so after that. He says a spinoff, even to existing shareholders, would immediately boost Microsoft’s profits and stock price. And the tim-ing is right. The compa-ny is expected to name a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer soon and is re-examining its future. “I can understand the emotional attachment peo-ple have to Microsoft own-ing Xbox,” he says. “But if you’re trying to bring in new management here and have a course correc-tion, I think this is one of the places you’ve got to take a look at and reas-sess.”PROITS AUDIENCE IS HUGE: The Xbox Live online gaming and enter-tainment service has some 48 million members world-wide, many of whom pay $5 a month. More than 80 million Xbox 360s have been sold worldwide, providing a user base for Microsoft to sell things like music subscriptions, video rentals, more games and the new Xbox One. The platform is also a win-dow into Microsoft ser-vices such as Bing search, Skype Internet calls and SkyDrive cloud storage.CONBUT IT’S NOT AS BIG AS WINDOWS: More than a billion people worldwide use Windows personal computers, and focus-ing efforts on polishing Windows 8.1 could have a bigger payoff.PROIT’S A POPULAR BRAND: “There are not a lot of products that Microsoft makes that peo-ple are pumped and excit-ed about. Xbox is one of them,” says Mike Hickey, a games industry analyst with The Benchmark Co. “To punt that would be a mistake.”CONIT’S SLIGHTLY OFFBRAND: Microsoft prides itself on making software and products that help people to be more produc-tive. But Ballmer, at his final shareholders meet-ing as CEO on Tuesday, acknowledged the com-mon sentiment that video games can suck up huge amounts of time. “I’m sure we’ll lose my 14-year-old for the better part of the next weekend,” he said referring to the Xbox One’s launch.PROIT’S A SOURCE OF INNOVATION: If Microsoft hadn’t entered the hardware business, it might not have been able to build the Surface tab-let on its own, says Dean Takahashi, author of “Opening the Xbox” and “Xbox 360 Uncloaked.” The company has also developed gestureand voice-recognition technol-ogy with its Kinect sensor for Xbox. “They developed some very useful skills in moving into this business,” Takahashi says.CONINNOVATION HAS BEEN COSTLY: Microsoft took a $1 billion charge in 2007 on Xbox hardware defects and a $900 million charge on unsold Surface inventory this year. And it’s not clear whether the company’s new user-inter-face technologies are as advanced as they need to be to make money. As sev-eral reviewers have noted, Kinect’s voice-recognition ability is hit and miss.PROIT POSITIONS MICROSOFT IN THE LIVING ROOM: Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 each sold more than 80 million units globally. Pulling even with the game console leader was a key strategic win for Microsoft because it prevented Sony from tak-ing over the living room. The strategy was intended “to create a halo effect for other Microsoft con-sumer devices,” according to Evercore analyst Kirk Materne.CONBUT THE WORLD’S GONE MOBILE: By pouring time and energy into a home-bound con-sole, Microsoft largely missed the mobile devices revolution. IHS predicts Microsoft’s Windows plat-form will be the operating system in just 6.5 percent of tablets and 3.9 percent of smartphones shipped worldwide this year. Together those devices will account for 1.2 billion unit shipments. Sherlund says dominating the living room “was a good idea 10 years ago.” ‘’Apple and Google did an end run around you with smart-phones and tablets,” he says. “You had your eye on the wrong ball.” Foreign trainees in Japan face exploitationBy MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated PressKAIZU, Japan — When Chinese textile worker Wang Mingzhi heard he could more than triple his income with a three-year stint working in Japan as an apprentice, he eagerly paid a broker $7,300 in fees and deposit money. From afar, Japan seemed a model of prosperity and order. Japanese government back-ing of the training program he would enter the country under helped ease worries about going abroad. But when he joined the ranks of 150,000 other interns from poor Asian countries working in Japan, Wang was in for a series of shocks. Promised a clothing factory job, the 25-yearold wound up at a huge warehouse surrounded by rice paddies where he was told to fill boxes with clothing, toys and other goods. Wang and other new arrivals weren’t given contracts by their Japanese boss and monthly wages were withheld, except for overtime. Anyone who didn’t like the conditions could return to China, their boss told them. But then Wang would have lost most of his deposit. And how could he face his family, who were count-ing on sharing in the $40,000 he hoped he would earn for three years work. “We didn’t have any choice but to stay,” Wang said from his bunk in a cramped house he shared with a dozen others in Kaizu, a small city in central Gifu prefecture. Wang’s story is not unusual. Faced with a shrinking workforce and tight restrictions on immigration, Japanese employers such as small companies, farms and fisheries are plugging labor shortages by relying on interns from China, Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia. The training program is intended to help developing countries by upgrading the techni-cal expertise of their workers but critics say it is abused by some employers who see it as a source of cheap labor. Employers committing violations such as failing to pay wages numbered 197 last year, down more than half from 452 in 2008, accord-ing to Japanese officials. Lawyers and labor activists say the true number is many times higher and interns fear being sent home if they speak up despite government attempts to prevent abuses. Some say the plight of the interns highlights the need for Japan to rethink its deep-seated resistance to immigration, out of sheer eco-nomic necessity. Q Robert Turbeville is president of the Rotary Club of Lake City.


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Call or Text 386-984-6040 LegalNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THESCHOOLBOARD OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAThe School Board of Columbia County, Florida announces they will attend the Richardson Middle School Ag Feasibility Workshop, to which all persons are invited to attend as follows:DATE: Tuesday, December 10, 2013TIME: 5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m.PLACE: Richardson Middle School 646 SE Pennsylvania St.Lake City, FL32025PURPOSE: Workshop to discuss Farm to School/School Growing Project. No Columbia School Board action will be taken at this meeting.Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommo-dations to participate in the above workshop is asked to advise the School Board at least 48 hours be-fore the workshop by contacting Mrs. Lynda Croft at (386) 755-8003. School Board of Columbia County, FloridaBy: Terry L. HuddlestonSuperintendent of Schools05542174November 24, 2013 100Job Opportunities05542119Maintenance Person Convenience Store Group is seeking an experienced Maintenance person. Job will include pressure washing, painting and general maintenance of properties to maintain excellent curb appeal. A/C & Refrigeration, Electrical, plumbing and carpentry experience would be a plus Competitive pay paid weekly, vacation, company vehicle may be included for some positions and opportunity to join a progressive and fast growing company Apply on line at: 05542121The Lake City Reporter is now seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sales Associate This position requires self motivation and drive to assist business' within the community with their marketing and sales plans. Applying candidates must possess and energetic and professional attitude along with a clean driving history. Pay range is based on experience. This position is offered Salary plus uncapped Commission. 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Class ACDL& 2yrs Experience required in the past five years. EOE/AA. Salmon Companies 800-251-4301 or apply online 100Job Opportunities05542129ACCOUNTCLERKII Position # C99903 Accounting activities such as accounts payable, petty cash, change funds, receipt books, reconciling bank statements, financial aid records maintenance and subsidiary ledger maintenance. All activities require considerable attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy. Requires: High school graduate plus three years of business office experience, one of which is in non-professional accounting. A high school equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may be substituted for high school graduation. Special consideration will be given to applicants with an Associate Degree or certificate in a related area. Skill in typing, use of calculator, use of computer and use of cash register. Ability to exercise effective oral and written communication. Ability to perform in a timely manner. Ability to work well under pressure. Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of accounting rules and regulations for community colleges. Knowledge of state regulations and procedures for payment, property, record retention, and travel. Knowledge of applicable federal regulations. SALARY: $23,373 annually plus benefits DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 12/06/13 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. Al foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight,Great Miles on this Regional Account.Werner Enterprises:1-855-515-8447 Houston-based research firm seeks child assessors/observers for part-time temporary work in Columbia Co schools. Experience working in education and criminal background check required. $14/hr. E-mail cover letter + resume to MECHANIC NEEDED with tools and experience. Southern Specialized Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754 Drivers: Home EVERYWeekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5916 Positions available for after school director and teaching opportunities. Fax resume to 386-758-0055 PROFESSIONALOFFICE is seeking Office Manager. Work ethic, reliability and relevant experience required. Benefits Available-Apply in personIdaho Timber 1768 SE SR 100 SMALLHISTORIC non-denominational church with a heart for children is seeking a pianist for Sunday services. Please contact 386-755-0580 if interested. TRUCK DRIVER Need experienced driver with class ACDL. Some labor required. Benefits offered. Minorities and Females are encouraged to apply. Call Katie @ 386 755-4328. 100Job OpportunitiesTRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED Local – Hauling Logs or Southeast – Hauling Pine Straw & Freight 386-935-0693 or 386-935-0476 120Medical Employment05542186ITNetwork AdministratorP/T ITNetwork Administrator needed for Rural Hospital & Clinic Practice. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Installation/configuration, operation and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. Degree preferred, with technical major, such as engineering or computer science. Healthcare IT related experience preferred. ER CLERK PRN Days, Nights and Weekends EXP. REQUIRED For further information, please visit our website: (386) 496-2323 EXT9258 Fax (386) 496-9399 Equal Employment Opportunity Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace LPN/CNA Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the positions of LPN and CNA. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 or fax resume to 386-752-8556 386-752-7900 EOE Medical Billing Manager Local Physicians Office Full time must have prior medical billing experience. Fax resume to 386-752-4213 MEDICALOFFICE Front Desk PT/FTworker needed at busy medical practice. Experience preferred. Must be computer savvy, detail oriented, and reliable. Fax resume to 386-755-7561. MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST/CNA 30 Hrs. Willing to work both Front/Back. 2 doctor practice. Fax resume: 386-758-5628 Part-timeC.N.A. position available with agency dedicated to and with a passion for excellent service to seniors. Valid C.N.A. License, FLDriver’s License and reliable transportation are necessary. Level I Background Screen Required. Call Fiscal for more information at 755-0235. RISK MANAGER Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Risk Manager. RN Preferred with previous Risk Manager Experience, Good Organizational and Communication Skills a Must. Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 386-752-7900 EOE 240Schools & Education05541854INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $479next class12/9/2013• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class1/13/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies REG AKC Lab Pups, Excellant bloodlines. 4 Blk females, 1 blk male, 1 yellow female. 386-752-5359 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous BEAUTIFULCOUCH Burgandy/red in great shape no tears, $135 OBO 386-292-3927 GE ELECTRIC Stove works good, needs cleaning white, $85 386-292-3927 WHIRLPOOLWASHING machine, white, 1 year old, in great shape $195 386-292-3927 YAMAHAKEYBOARD Nice full size with stand & stool $425 OBO 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2/1 W/ screened porch, Lg. lot, in very nice, clean, well maintained, safe, small park, no pets, really nice place to live, with long term tenants, Background/credit check required. $475 mo., $475 sec. dep. 386-719-9169 or 386-965-3003. 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $525/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or Large3BR/2BA Doublewide, 5 points area, no pets, $700-750/mo $500 dep, Large 2br/2ba $650/mo $500/dep, no pets, Woodgate village, 386-961-1482 MOVE IN Specials 2/1 MH $450 mo. 3/2 $550/mo. Only $350 + 1st mo. to m/in. Fast Approval 305-984-5511 Center of L.C. 640Mobile Homes forSalePalm Harbor Homes Modular & Stilt Homes, Factory Direct/Save $25K off list!! John Lyons@ 800-622-2832 ext. 210 for details. 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2br/1ba Apt. CH/A $475. mo $475 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 ALANDLORD You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. 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(386) 623-4654 3BD/2BAHOME on half acre. with 900 sq ft shop, central heat/aiR. $950/mo 1st+$600 deposit. 386-365-8812 730Unfurnished Home ForRent05542111LAKE CITY 3BR/2BA 1300SF $850 NICE HOME2BR/2BA 1336SF $730 55+ COMMUNITY3BR/2BA 1592SF $795 2BR/1BA 867SF $525 3BR/2BA 1246SF $700 3BR/2BA 1448SF $795 BRANFORD 4BR/3BA 2108SF $800 LIVE OAK 1BR/1BA NICE UNIT$525 1BR/1BA 591SF $520 INCLUDES UTILITIES MADISON 2BR/1BA JUSTREMODLED $450 3 AVAILABLE Visit our website: www Mike Foster 386-288-3596 Mitchell Lee 386-867-1155 Accredited Real Estate Services 1688 SE Baya Dr., Suite 105 Lake City, FL32025 Accredited Real Estate Services is a Full Service Real Estate Office. 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LIFE Sunday, November 24, 2013 Section D Story ideas?ContactRobert Lake City Reporter 1DLIFECalling all gardenersBy AMANDA P acked away in a retired card cata-logue, seeds of all varieties — herbs, flowers and vegetables — wait in the Fort White Branch Public Library to be taken home by local gardeners. The new Columbia Seed Lending Library is available every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.. in Fort White. Visitors must have a Columbia County library card to take home seed packets, but every person can “borrow” five packets a month. “It is becoming a trend for people to want to gar-den in a traditional way,” branch manager Patti Street said. “A 100 years ago, you couldn’t go to a seed company and get seeds. You had to keep perpetuating seeds from your own garden. I think this is kind of getting back to that.” How it worksA kickoff event on Thursday, Nov. 14 explained to interested visitors how the lending library would work. Each packet checked out from the library contains 20 seeds, but there are no due dates or late fees on the contents. As the pro-gram grows, the library will ask members to return seeds harvested from the mature plants. But for now, Street said the library will just pur-chase new seeds because seed saving can be a complicated process. She worries about the plants cross-breeding into new varieties. However, if people want to contribute seeds to the collection, please donate commercially-grown seeds that are open-pol-linated, nonhybrid and non-GMO. Columbia County residents do not have to travel to Fort White to check out seeds, but can request them from any branch in the county. A list of available seeds is currently online at their website The list includes beets, carrots, basil, peas, peppers, spinach, toma-toes, turnips, dill, fox-glove, sunflowers, thyme and more. “Usually you don’t grow all the seeds that come in a packet,” said Sue Karcher, a library volunteer and master gar-dener. “So if you just go to the library and check them out, it doesn’t cost anything.” Fellow volunteer and master gardener Diana McDonnell took home several packets just to experiment with seeds she hasn’t grown before. The lending library gives locals the chance to try seeds and herbs to see if they like them without the added risk of cost, she said. Grow your own“Satisfaction,” Karcher said, explain-ing why she felt people grow their own vege-tables. “I’ve never had much luck. But I know when my husband grows something, he’s proud to be able to share it. It just tastes better.” As the world becomes more aware of organic, naturally-grown products, people want to be able to know exactly what went into the soil during the growing process. Using the library’s seeds to home-grow vegetables gives the community that option, McDonnell said. Since the seed library is only open on Wednesday, visitors can request seeds be pulled from the lending library to be picked up on anoth-er day, Street said. Staff will pull the requested seed if there is available time. “Seed lending gives the library another pur-pose for the community,” Street said. “It’s another way to bring people in.” Free and localStreet wrote to major seed companies, such as Burpees, asking them to donate seeds for the start-up library. The com-panies mailed hundreds of seed packets to Fort White. Columbia County Friends of the Library have also assisted the Fort White Branch in its A s the heat of sum-mer subsides, many of us are finally able to enjoy hikes through our lovely Florida parks, local recreation areas, and even the ‘back forty.’ The sites and colors of fall can be both soothing and invigorating during this time of the year. But be extra cautious around plants growing in the wild that have lovely red fall foliage. That pleasant walk could result in a week of uncomfortable itchy rashes. Some plants to avoid while enjoying outdoor activities include poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, which are all abun-dant here in North Florida. These plants all contain urushiol, a plant oil that can cause a severe skin rash, or dermatitis, when any part of the plant is contacted. Contact can be made by touching the plant, or by touching animals or clothing that has brushed against the plant. The oil can even be inhaled on smoke particles when the plants are burned and can cause respiratory problems. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.eduFoliage could result in red rashes JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterSue Karcher, a volunteer with The Columbia Seed Lending Library, sifts through a handful of sunflower, pea and Italian beet seeds. The program allow s members to trade a number of different vegetable, herbs and flowers for planting. PLANTS continued on 2D Fort White’s new Seed Lending Library has acres worth of seeds ready to grow in your yard. SEEDS continued on 2D


2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 20132DLIFE • Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 • Ward’s Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 • Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 • Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 • GeGee’s Studio 758-2088 Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. new endeavor. Right now, the seeds are free to the public. Street intends to keep it that way. She will continue to ask for donations from businesses, as well as organize fundrais-ers and apply for grants. “I’d like to get a good native seed collection,” she said. “The whole idea of a seed library, over time, is to only have local seeds.” Native plants require less attention and put less strain on the environment. The Master Gardener plant clinic is held at the Fort White Library Branch at the same time as the seed lending library. Future gardeners can ask the experts for help on gardening questions, such as when to plant, what grows where and how to plant certain varieties. For more information, call the Fort White Branch at (386) 497-1108. You may be one of those lucky people (about 25 percent of the population) who is not sensitive to urushiol and have never had the resulting itchy, red skin rash or blisters. It’s still advisable to keep your distance, however, because your sensitivity to the oil may increase with repeated exposure. Better safe than sorry. Poison ivy can be very attractive during the fall. The red fall leaves cover the vines that creep along fences, ramble along the ground, form short shrubs, or climb 150 feet up into trees. The saying “Leaflets three, let it be” is one to keep in mind. Poison ivy and poison oak both have three leaflets. Another good identifica-tion feature of poison ivy during this time of the year is the hair-like aerial roots that grow along the woody vine. Even after all the leaves have fallen, contact with the aerial roots and wood can cause skin inflammation. Although poison oak leaves also have ‘leaflets of three,’ a distinguishing feature is how the leaf-lets are lobed to resem-ble some types of oak leaves. The leaf sizes vary, but generally they are about 6 inches long and have a coating of very fine hairs. Poison oak doesn’t tolerate full shade, so you will usually encounter this plant in the form of a small shrub in dry, sunny locations. The third plant with attractive red or orange fall foliage that you should avoid is the poi-son sumac. This decidu-ous shrub or small tree grows from 5 to 20 feet tall and prefers wet or moist sites. It has 7 to 13 leaflets which are long oval shaped and have ‘toothed’ edges. Other non-poisonous sumacs may be grow-ing near-by in the same area, but these other sumacs have long, nar-row leaflets. These plants add color to our natural area landscapes and their berries are enjoyed by many wild critters. Just like the signs in the antique or art shops warn, they are beautiful to look at, but please don’t touch. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterABOVE: Patti Street, manager of the Columbia County Public Library Fort White branch, sorts through dozens of donated packets of seeds. Seed sav ers who check out seeds are encouraged to either return seeds from vegetables, herbs and flowers that are grown or from commercially sold packs. SEEDSContinued From 1D PLANTSContinued From 1DA cracker cowboyO ne of our perform-ers at the Library last month, Hank Mattson, billed himself as a Cracker Cowboy Poet. At the time, we were immersed in our Community Read proj-ect with Patrick Smith’s A Land Remembered as our selection. In addi-tion to two book discus-sion programs, we had Janis Owens, author of A Cracker Cookbook We were not quite sure what Hank Mattson would do at his program, but he was highly praised by a previous performer we had in September. Hank arrived on that Sunday afternoon in full cowboy regalia and loaded down with many Cracker memo-ries from his past. He recited his poetry, some hilarious, some sad, all fas-cinating. Later, I wondered if there were other cowboy poets out there and did the library own any of their books? Yes, we do, and two titles are A Cowful of Cowboy Poetry by Baxter Black and the sequel, Horseshoes, Cowsocks & Duckfeet: More Commentary by NPR’s Cowboy Poet & Former Large Animal Veterinarian. What about books about cowboys in general? I checked the Library’s online catalog and found we have several hundred books on cowboys and the frontier, including a few about Florida cowboys, for both children and adults. Some of the titles include Cowboy Cooking by Mary Gunderson, Don’t Squat With Your Spurs On: a Cowboy’s Guide to Life by Texas Bix Bender, NY Times best-seller Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, Cracker: Florida’s Enduring Cowboys: a Photographic Tribute by Jon Kral, Ninety-Mile Prairie: a Cracker Western by Lee Gramling, Kissimmee Pete: Cracker Cow Hunter by Jan Day (a children’s Easy book), a DVD Old Florida Style: a Story of Cracker Cattle, and many more fic-tion and non-fiction titles. As a New York native, cattle ranching and the frontier meant the western United States. It wasn’t until we moved to Florida in 2005 and I started attending the Library’s author programs that I learned Florida most certainly was the frontier and cattle ranching was a very important industry since the Spanish arrived in 1513. Cowboys were just as real in Florida as they were in the rest of the country. Other titles about Florida cowboys that the Library owns are Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier by Carlton Ward, Jr. and Florida Cowman: a History of Florida Cattle Raising by Joe Akerman. One of the most interesting services offered by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services is the Florida Memory Project. I recently heard a presentation in Tallahassee by the project’s director. There are now 530,000 dig-itized items and while the usage used to be 10,000 searches per year, there are now about 5,000,000 searches per month! There are collections of photo-graphs, including some from Columbia County. Also included are original land grant maps and one is currently being used as evidence in a property dis-pute in central Florida. You can search Florida cattle ranching and the results include early photographs and brief explanations. This is a fascinating and useful project and you can search it at the Library, or at home, by going to Happy searching! AT THE LIBRARY Debbie Q Debbie Paulson is the director of the Columbia County Public Library. Check out these cowboy books: Q Cowboy Cooking by Mary GundersonQ Don’t Squat With Your Spurs On: a Cowboy’s Guide to Life by Texas Bix BenderQ Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, New York Times BestsellerQ Cracker: Florida’s Enduring Cowboys: a Photographic Tribute by Jon KralQ Ninety-Mile Prairie: a Cracker Western by Lee GramlingQ Kissimmee Pete: Cracker Cow Hunter by Jan Day, a children’s Easy book Salad proves watermelon and feta better togetherBy SARA MOULTONAssociated Press Even though fruit and cheese tend to go together like soup and sandwich, the first time I saw watermelon and feta cheese paired up on a menu it struck me as very odd. Apples and cheddar? Sure. Pears and Stilton? You know it. But I was sure that watermelon was much too watery to stand up to the bold flavor of feta, no matter that everyone tends to love the interplay of sweet and salt in general, and that the combo is hugely popular in Egypt, Israel and throughout the Balkans. Well, those folks are right and I was dead wrong. Watermelon and feta are a great match – and they are at the center of this salad. With the watermelon, feta and cucumber in place, I filled out the salad with some dark bitter greens – namely aru-gula – and fresh herbs. You’re welcome to substitute watercress for the arugula, and any one of your favorite herbs for the mint and cilantro. As for the onion, there’s a way – if you have a little extra time – to abbreviate the lingering smell of it on your breath. Just soak the slices in a strainer set in a bowl of ice water for 15 minutes. Then drain and dry it and add it to the salad. The whole process not only tamps down onion breath, it also makes the little ras-cals crispier and crunchier, too. The grilled pork tenderloin here plays the same role as the chicken or shrimp added to a Caesar salad – it turns a side dish into a meal. By the way, the tender-loin is one of the leanest cuts of pork. And so long as you don’t overcook it – and give it a bit of a rest before slicing – it will be tender and juicy. Now to the dressing, which teams up feta and buttermilk. Given its ability to provide creaminess (and tang) to a reci-pe without adding a ton of fat, buttermilk is one of my favorite cheating ingredi-ents. And the feta is so flavorful – and its texture so pleasurable – that I crumbled some extra onto the finished salad. At the end, you’ll add some crunch in the form of homemade baked whole-wheat pita croutons. These are so easy to make, I never bother with the pack-aged varieties, which are usually deep-fried and loaded with fat. Voila, the perfect summer meal in a bowl. Refreshing and filling.Grilled pork tenderloin with watermelon-arugula saladStart to finish: 50 minutes (25 active) Servings: 4 Q 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled, divided Q 1 tablespoon lemon juice Q 1/3 cup buttermilk Q 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Q Ground black pepper Q Two 6-inch whole-wheat pita pockets Q Olive oil cooking spray Q Kosher salt Q 1-pound pork tenderloin, trimmed Q 3 cups arugula Q 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion Q 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves Q 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves Q 2 cups cubed and seeded watermelon Q 1 cup cubed seedless cucumber Heat the grill to medium. Heat the oven to 400 F. While the grill and oven are heating, in a blender combine half of the feta, the lemon juice, butte rmilk and olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with pepper, then stir in the remaining feta. Set aside. Split each pita pocket into 2 rounds. Spray the rough sides of each round lightly with the cooking spray, then sprinkle lightly with salt. Cut each round into 8 triangles. On a rimmed baking sheet arrange the triangles in a single layer. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. Spray the pork with the olive oil spray, then season it lightly with salt and pepper. Grill it di rectly over the heat, turning it a quarter turn at a ti me, until a thermometer inserted at the thickest part registers 140 F to 145 F for medium, about 6 min-utes per side. Transfer the pork to a plate, cover it loosely with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the arugula, onion, mint, cilantro, watermelon and cucumber. Add the pork juices from the resting pork to the feta dressing, whisking to incorporate. Place a mound of the salad on each of 4 plates. Slice the pork crosswise into rounds 1/2 inch thick and arrange a quarter of the slices on top of each mound of salad. Drizzle the dressing on top of the pork, then divide the pita croutons between the plates. Serve immediately. Nutrition information per serving: 370 calories; 120 calories from fat (32 percent of total calories); 13 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 100 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 33 g protein; 820 mg sodium. ASSOCIATED PRESSA grilled pork tenderloin with watermelon-arugula sala d is shown served on a plate.


By AMY LORENTZENAssociated Press Making a pretty chain for eyeglasses can be sim-ple, personal and practical. Depending on your skill level, you could make any-thing from a basic beaded lanyard to something more elaborate and embellished. Traditional chains connect to both arms of the glasses, while newer styles offer a center loop on which you hang the glass-es by one of their temple pieces. “Eyeglass chains are a great way to accentuate your personality while also providing a utilitarian use,” keeping glasses safe and handy, says Michelle Sacia, a craft specialist with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “Just like jewelry, eyeglass chains can be cre-ated to match your everyday style while showcasing your glasses,” she says. Lori Bergmann, who creates glass beads and custom jewelry at her studio in Maple Valley, Wash., says supplies for making eyeglass chains are readily available online and at craft stores. And depending on the style you choose, it can take only minutes to put together. “If you can hold pliers in your hand and make a loop, you can do it,” Bergmann says. Once you’ve chosen a project, gather the neces-sary jewelry-making tools and supplies. For many people, the beads are what draw them to an eyeglass chain project, and it’s the beads that will make your gift one-of-a-kind. A few quality glass beads can add to the chain’s beauty, Bergmann says, but stick with mostly lightweight beads so you don’t end up with a heavy piece of jewelry. Choose a variety of shapes, colors and pat-terns. Depending on the style of chain, your list of tools and supplies could include jewelry wire, double jump rings similar to key rings, crimp beads to secure the end of wire, crimp cov-ers to disguise end knots, side cutters to trim wire, and jewelry and crimping pliers. If you’re creating a traditional chain, you’ll need eyeglass connectors, which are the cording that slips onto the sides of glasses. Making a basic chain takes only a few steps. Many projects will use jew-elry wire cut to 34 inches or longer depending on your preference. From there, add one eyeglass connector on a double jump ring, attach that to the jewelry wire, and place the crimp bead and crimp cover. Then string the beads in your desired pattern. Add the second eyeglass connector to a double jump ring and place it on the other end of the beaded wire. Finish that end by attaching another crimp bead and crimp cover. Voila, you’ve got a handcrafted piece of jewelry. If you’re a beginner and unsure about technique, you can buy pre-made jew-elry to serve as the bead-ed chain, then remove the clasps and attach eyeglass connectors. You’ll still be creating a handmade item, and you’ll gain some jew-elry-making experience for future projects. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 3D3DLIFE Mr. Riley and Miss Peanut take firstFrom staff reportsM r. Riley (top left) and Miss Peanut (bottom left) took first place as the best dressed dogs at the recent Pet Spot Look Alike Contest. Mr. Riley, a rescue shiatsu from Jacksonville, has been with Elizabeth Parker-Manson for two and a half years. Manson and her friend Elizabeth Mays make all of the costumes for their pets when they enter them into any dress-up con-test. Miss Peanut also received first place for best costume in her wed-ding gown and detailed veil. Manson and Mr. Riley took home first place for the best owner-pet look alike costumes when they both dressed up in Florida Gator garb. Pet Spot is a local grooming salon.COURTESY PHOTOSElizabeth Parker-Manson (from left) holds Mr. Riley and Elizabeth Mays holds Miss Peanut at the Pet Spot Look Alike Contest earlier this month. Decor forecast: Eclectic with personalityBy KIM COOKAssociated PressThe era of specific decor trends is on the wane. Rooms full of tra-ditional or modern furniture have been replaced by a more eclectic sensibility, interior decorators and designers agree. Mid-century sofas on a Swedish-country, flat-weave rug. Vintage lighting and a concrete coffee table. An antique Indian sari coverlet on a sleek, lacquered bed frame. Mixing and matching has become a trend in itself. And this trend’s more liberating than limiting. “The look is about combining decorative elements and memen-tos from your personal history – the places you’ve been, where you’re at and where you’re going – and arranging them artfully to create a stylish, beautiful, lived-in space,” says New York interior designer Elaine Griffin. The explosion of inspirational media has helped drive the shift, she thinks; amateur decorators now get ideas and confidence from design blogs, TV shows and shelter magazines. “Homeowners are at last masters of their own ships,” says Griffin. “We’ve revolutionized the term ‘eclectic’ as a design style.” If you’re updating a room this fall, here’s a sampler of ideas to get the creative wheels turning:Sizing things up or downAt the International Contemporary Furniture Fair this spring in New York, which presented a first look at what retailers will be offering for fall, designers were playing with scale, in lighting particularly. California lighting company Cerno showed Silva Giant, a 7-foot-tall floor lamp with a slanted walnut base and barrel shade. The company’s Valeo model had a crane-like walnut base that extended 9 feet, with an alumi-num rod suspending a large linen shade. Despite its size, the fixture seemed to frame the space rather than loom over it. ( ) Moooi’s Raimond chandelier was a sphere of LED lights that evoked a fireworks burst, while MioCulture showed whimsical, glowing LED-lit, floor-lamp cones. Tango Lighting’s Memory Floor Light has a 3-foot black, brown or white shade with a choice of dramatic interior colors. (; Big was big, but the show also featured lighting that occupied as little space as possible. Patrick Townsend’s SuperString series played with naturally occurring patterns in science and astrono-my. CP Lighting showed its new Growth collection of brushed aluminum branch-like fixtures. (; Retailers will also be offering slivers of table lamps with a slim profile.Material WorldFor its textile collection this fall, Crate & Barrel is putting linen front and center, but not the old-fashioned kind, says Sandy Kortright, a senior buyer at the retailer. “For the fall collection, we hung our hat on linen that’s casual and soft. The idea is not to iron linen but keep it lovely, organic and casual, with a few soft wrinkles spread throughout,” she says. “The linen feels easy, welcoming and inviting to use.” ( ) Indian-inspired soft cotton prints are also in vogue. West Elm and Crate & Barrel are offer-ing pin-tucked, hand-blocked and embroidered textiles for beds and lounges. ( You’ll see a range of throws in various textures, from cashmere to quilted motifs to nubby wools. There are thick, chunky knitted weaves on blankets, ottomans and rugs, but luxe wool and silk blan-kets as well. Designer James de Wulff is turning concrete into small tables; concrete and stone – either real or faux – are being incorporated into many pieces this fall, includ-ing tables, lamps, and accessories such as vases and outdoor plant-ers. ( ) Look for warm metallics, too.“Yellow metals – gold, brass and bronze – are turning up everywhere, as posts on book-cases, shelves, cutlery, edging and details of china, decorative objects, picture frames, furniture legs and feet,” says Griffin. Lighting designer Tom Dixon has a collection of gleaming copper shades on iron bases, a cylindrical web of etched stain-less steel, and a cool collection of angular gem-shaped fixtures done in sand casted nickel-plated alu-minum. ( )Rustic ModernSeveral retailers are combining rustic elements – such as wood slabs, industrial metals and rougher textiles – with chrome, plastics or luxe fabrics for a style tagged “rustic modern.” These are versatile pieces that could sit well in a lot of living spaces. You’ll find pickled or washed grainy woods in furniture from Bernhardt and others, replac-ing some of the deeper ebony woods of past seasons. Crate and Barrel’s Jeremiah rocker is a chalet-ready chair with a woodsy fabric cover. The Fonda rug incorporates slivers of rocky hues in a graphic floor covering. West Elm’s got a desk that’s a mango wood slab on an iron base. There’s a shaggy wool rug here too, that adds texture and dimen-sion. Pottery Barn has a collection of chunky, silvered-glass lamp bases with character, especially when paired with burlap lampshades. ( )Pattern and colorA wide range of neutrals are strong colors for fall. Think deep-er hues of graphite, chocolate and slate balanced by lighter tones of ash and stone – a mix of rock and woodland hues. There’s still a lot of punch in the palette, however. Citron and mustard work well with the neutrals. At the modern end of the spectrum, neons and deep pink provide counterpoint to muted naturals like vanilla and soft white. Saturated hues like oxblood, orange and ruby add heat and energy, and blues are big – sapphire, teal and navy play well with deeper tones as well as the whites and creams. Accent pieces like pillows and rugs are a good way to incorpo-rate new color; look for examples in small furnishings, tabletop items, and towels and rugs at CB2, Target and other retailers. Jacquard, ikat, paisley, tile and hand-block motifs are all over bedding and throw pillows, as well as rugs. Graphic modern pat-terns are also strong.Traditional Twists Carl Robinson designs matte black wall coverings accented with jet beading and gold designs; the luxe, art-deco vibe is echoed in other elements of fall 2013’s decor, including quilted motifs and glass/brass combinations for upholstered accent pieces. ( ) At Bespoke Global, Antoine Shapira’s Brazilian Crab cabinet incorporates brass, slate and palm in a console perched on elegant curved legs. It’s a mix of bygone-era sensibility with modern glam. ( ) Crate and Barrel has some pieces for fall that turn traditional furniture on its ear. The Arietta slipper chair is done in a sap-phire-blue velvet with gray legs. The brass-hued Melrose floor lamp turns a classic mid-century table lamp shape into something unexpected. Websites to aid your decoratingLIGHTING: www.olighting. com;;;; www.cplighting.comTEXTILES:;; www.2modern.comRUSTIC FURNITURE: www.potterybarn.comTRADITIONAL: Gov’t weighs permitting cellphone calls on planesBy JOAN LOWYAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immedi-ate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others. Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said in a statement Thursday that the commission was pro-posing greater in-flight access to mobile broad-band. The proposal will be considered at the commis-sion’s Dec. 12 meeting. “The time is right to review our outdated and restrictive rules,” Wheeler said, adding that modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably. The proposal would also allow passengers to use their smartphones to send email, text and download data. The proposal would apply to flights when they are over 10,000 feet in alti-tude, but not during take-offs and landings. The move came just 16 days after Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the cellular telephone indus-try, took over the post of FCC chairman. The proposal to ease cellphone restrictions was greeted enthusiastically by the Telecommunications Industry Association. The association “supports initiatives to make mobile broadband ser-vices, including Internet access, available to pas-sengers and flight crews aboard commercial airlin-ers and private aircraft,” Grant Seiffert, president of the trade group, said. “Already, substantial (infor-mation and communica-tions technology) manufac-turer and vendor interest exists in this space, and our members are investing in related opportunities for growth internationally.” But early reaction from the airline industry and labor unions was skeptical. Flight attendants and others have worried that a plane full of chattering passengers could lead to arguments and undermine safety. “Passengers overwhelmingly reject cellphone use in the aircraft cabin. The FCC should not pro-ceed with this proposal,” the Association of Flight Attendants said in a state-ment in response to the FCC chairman’s comments. How to: Easy way to make eyeglass chain LORI BERGMANN /Associated PressThis publicity product photo provided by Lori Bergm ann shows a vintage glass chain Leopard Lanyard by Lori Bergm ann (, with handmade lampwork Leo pard glass beads, that uses simple wire wrapping techniq ues. Online:Examples of tutorials include the step-by-step instruction from Auntie’s Beads at com/watch?v=U6VPTelr7H4&feature=fvwrelOr for more advanced crafters, instructions from Jo-Ann’s Stores at


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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have the same argument every year around Thanksgiving. He says there is a difference between stuffing and dress-ing. I say they’re the same thing, except that stuffing is baked in the turkey, while dressing is baked separately in a casserole dish. My husband insists I’m wrong -that the differ-ence has nothing to do with how it’s cooked. He thinks stuffing is made with regular bread, while dressing is made with cornbread. The debate is driving me crazy. Will you please tell me who is right? — STUFFING VS. DRESSING IN OHIO DEAR STUFFING VS. DRESSING: The terms “dressing” and “stuffing” are interchangeable. They refer to a seasoned mix-ture used to stuff meat or poultry. It makes no difference what kind of bread is used. Some tips: If you plan to stuff your turkey, be sure all the ingredients are pre-cooked (i.e. vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood). Using pasteurized liquid eggs is safer than using raw eggs. The bird should be loosely stuffed, not packed because stuffing expands while cooking, and the turkey should be stuffed right before it is put into the oven, never ahead of time. The stuffing takes the longest of the bird’s components to reach the desired safe temperature (165 degrees). Once the stuffing is in the turkey, it should not be removed until the turkey is ready to be carved. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have lived here for 20 years, and so have our lovely, gracious and caring neighbors. We haven’t had any new neigh-bors for years -until now. My husband has met the couple in passing, but I haven’t yet. There has been a lot of activity over there, what with moving in, etc. As a neighbor, when and how should I approach them and offer my welcome to the neighborhood? Should I bring them something? If so, what’s the best thing? — KATE IN QUINCY, MASS. DEAR KATE: I can tell by your question that the folks in your neighbor-hood are indeed “lovely, gracious and caring.” The first thing you should bring the new neighbors is a warm smile. And it wouldn’t hurt if along with it you brought a plate of edible treats and an offer to refer them to the near-est market, dry cleaner, your shoe repair shop and a reliable plumber. DEAR ABBY: My dad came into my room and told me he and my mom were having problems -that they were thinking about getting divorced. I can’t imagine living without them or hav-ing to choose who I want to live with. Every child needs her mother, but Dad is the one who has always been there for me. Should I just live with my grand-parents and see how that works out? What should I do? — BAFFLED IN THE SOUTH DEAR BAFFLED: You should talk to both of your parents about this. If you are close to your grandparents, discuss it with them, too, since you feel you might like to live with them to avoid hurt-ing either parent. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will discover a way to enhance your finan-cial situation through an unusual but profitable man-ner. Protect your reputation from someone who may be jealous or feels threatened by you. Rise above and treat such a matter with class, not revenge. +++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Gravitate toward the people who have something sub-stantial to offer. Show off your skills and knowledge and you will be given an opportunity to try your hand at something that interests you. Romance will entice you. ++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Connect with people from your past. Attending a reunion or taking a walk down memory lane will remind you of past wins and losses. Learn from what you’ve encountered along the way and you will prosper emotionally and financially. ++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): You don’t have to make changes in order to follow your dreams. Impulsive moves will work against you when it comes to getting ahead or maintaining your reputation. Focus on an important relationship. Put love first. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do your best to avoid trouble at home or with fam-ily. Get involved in activities that will help you explore something that interests or challenges you physically. Personal improvements will do you good and help you prosper. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Communication is your ticket to getting what you want when you want it. Express your desires and be open about your feelings and you will turn an impor-tant relationship into some-thing very special. Make a domestic change for the right reason. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get the facts before going off on a tangent that will leave hard feelings between you and a close friend. It’s not worth argu-ing over assumptions about what’s happened in the past. Make a decision you can live with and move forward. ++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Keep your emotions well hidden. Put your attention on what you want to achieve or enjoy doing. 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