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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:
December 6, 2005
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-

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Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Vol. 13 I, No. 270 N 50 cents

Christmas parade rescheduled for today

Event postponed
due to inclement
weather Monday.
troberts@lakecityreporter. com
The 2005 Lake Ci
Christmas Parade w;

canceled Monday night and
rescheduled for Tuesday due
to weather concerns.
Tornado watches were in
effect for Columbia County
Monday afternoon, and a tor-
nado touched down in nearby
counties Wakulla and Leon,
ty according to the National
as Weather Service.

City Hall

will get


Changes to bring building
up to handicapped accessible
codes within three years.

Members of the Lake City City Council know
they have to bring the City Hall building up to
handicapped accessible codes but the question
is which codes.
During its meeting 'Monday night, council
members had a lengthy discussion before final-
ly approving a resolution to adopt a transition
plan to increase handicapped accessibility in the
building: A transition plan is required as a con-
dition for grants the
."The dates city has applied for.
specified are There were two
issues, the dates list-
the longest ed to complete the
allowed under projects and the
the grant. Our necessity of two of
the five projects.
intention is to The projects dead-
complete it lines to modify handi-
sooner" cap accessible park-
ing spaces and build
e Ce a ramp for those
-Joe Cone, parking spaces is
Lake City City Manager Dec. '31, 2006, to
modify the alarm sys-
tem and first floor women's restroom is
Dec. 31, 2007 and to modify the elevator is
Dec. 31, 2008.
"Why such a long period of time?" Robertson
City officials, said the parking space ramp
doesn't meet current slope and distance require-
ments, the alarm system in the building is too
high for a person in a wheelchair to reach, the
women's restroom counter sink lacks space for
a wheelchair underneath it, and city officials
COUNCIL continued on 12A

S Harvey Campbell, vice-
chairman of the Downtown
Action Corporation, said the
parade was called off at 2 p.m.
"We checked the weather at
8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and it
looked like the parade was still
possible" for Monday night,
Campbell said. "At 2 p.m., with

the tornado warnings near
Tallahassee, we decided to
cancel it."
Campbell said parade par-
ticipants have put too much
work into the parade, and the
bad weather would have dis-
tracted both participants and
parade watchers.
"We're trying to make the

best situation out of a bad sce-
nario," Campbell said about
rescheduling the parade for
Tuesday night. 'Tuesday night
should be perfect according to
the weather forecasters."
The Lake City Christmas
Parade has been rescheduled
PARADE continued on 12A


' '"" ' "': ... " .. .COURTESY PHOTO
Columbia County Sheriff Bill Gootee (left) arrests Jessie James Kelly of Lake City Friday afternoon
during an operation by the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force.

Task Force sweep

nets five arrests

Operation brought
in officers from
four agencies.
Five Lake City residents
were arrested Friday and
remain in jail on Monday
after the Drug Task Force
conducted a street-level drug
The Multi-Jurisdictional
Drug Task Force, made up of
representatives from the
Columbia County Sheriff's
Office, Lake City Police
Department, Drug

Enforcement Agency and
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, executed
search warrants as a result of
the, street-level investiga-
Jessie James Kelly, 51, and
Bruce Leonard Kelly, 23,
both of 855 Redding Ave.,
were arrested and charged
with possession of cocaine,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell and sale of
cocaine within 1000 feet of a
Both were taken to the
Columbia County Jail and
were being detained Monday
on $30,000 bond each.

Later Friday, Jesse
Dewayne Queen, 39, also of
855 Redding Ave., was arrest-
ed and charged with
sale/delivery, of cocaine and
resisting arrest without vio-
lence. He was booked into
the Columbia County Jail and
was being detained Monday
on a $50,000 bond.
Another related search
warrant was executed Friday,
resulting in the arrests of
Trishina Drew Cooper, 23, of
3773 NW Archer St., and
Terrance L. Tolbert, 19, of
707 NW Virginia Ave.
Cooper was charged with
BUST continued on 12A

Saddam Hussein addresses the
court during his trial held under
tight security in Baghdad's heavily
fortified Green Zone on Monday.


I am not

afraid of


Witnesses describe
torture in former
Iraqi president's trial.
Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The first
witnesses in the Saddam Hussein
trial offered chilling accounts
Monday of killings and torture
using electric shocks and a
grinder during a 1982 crackdown
against Shiites, as the defiant ex-
president threatened the judge
and tried to intimidate a survivor.
One witness said he saw a
machine that "looked like a
grinder" with hair and blood on it
in a secret police center in
Baghdad where he and others
were tortured for 70 days. He said
detainees were kept in "Hall 63."
But defense lawyers ques-
tioned the reliability of witnesses
who were only 15 and 10 at the
time and walked out of the tumul-
tuous session when the judge
refused to allow former
U.S. Attorney General Ramsey
Clark to address the court on
Saddam's behalf. They returned
after the judge relented.
Saddam and his seven co-defen-
dants could be hanged if convict-
ed on charges stemming from the
deaths of more than
140 Shiites in the town of Dujail
after an assassination attempt in
"I am not afraid of execution,"
Saddam proclaimed at one point.
"Why don't you just execute us
and get rid of all of this," Ibrahim
shouted at the judge.

Prominent woman remembered as a'loyal friend'

Virginia Hodges
Bishop (right), a
prominent Lake
with one of her
grandsons, Lt.
Cmdr. Edward
"Trey" White, Ill,
of Virginia Beach,
Va. Bishop died
at home on


Bishop died at
home on Sunday.
She was 84.

Virginia Hodges Bishop will
be remembered as a pioneer
among women in Columbia
County and as a good person.
Bishop was 84 when she
died at home early Sunday
morning under hospice care
because of cancer. Her hus-
band W. Emerson Bishop had
died in 1990 after developing
Alzheimer's . disease, her

daughter Diane White said.
S"My mother was an accom-
plished person. She thought
she could do anything she set
her mind to," White said. "She
taught me a good bit about
being a loyal friend. She was a
loyal friend to many people."
Bishop and her husband
had started Coldwell Banker
Bishop Realty, Inc. in 1955 and
with her husband serving in
the state legislature in
Tallahassee, Bishop did some-
thing unusual for the time, she
ran the business.
Other unusual things fol-
lowed as a result.
"She was on the board of
the Chamber of Commerce

years ago. I do know she was
one of the pioneer ladies in
stepping forward and taking a
leadership role in this commu-
nity and I would say she
earned the respect that she
truly deserved. I know that
she was early on in the real
estate field and she held some
offices in she state real estate
and was one of the first women
to do that if not one of the
first," said Lake
City/Columbia County
Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Jim Poole.
"She'll be missed. She really
made a difference in the com-
munity. She had the ear of gov-
ernors, especially Lawton

Chiles," Poole said. "She could
pick the telephone up and get
them directly on the phone
without going through an
Bishop had pull with gover-
nors because her husband
served with several of them in
the Florida Senate before they
became governors. And
Bishop used her connections
to help others.
"She was a front-runner -
she never tried to overpower
or be the star of the show. She
just quietly went about getting
done what needed to be done,"
Poole said.
BISHOP continued on 12A

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Dr. Phil:'No expertise' with pills

LOS ANGELES - "Dr. Phil"
McGraw stated in e-mails that he had
"no expertise" in making the diet pills
he endorsed, according to court filings
in a lawsuit alleging the TV
psychologist made false statements
about the products.
McGraw also insisted on "the
STRONGEST of disclaimers" in the
products' advertisements before
putting his name on the now
discontinued Shape Up! diet campaign,
the New York Daily News reported

Valdes wraps up
tribute concert
HAVANA - With blaring
horns and pounding African
drums, Grammy-winning
pianist Chucho Valdes and
other Cuban performers
wrapped up an international
music festival with an
Afro-Cuban tribute to
Hurricane Katrina-ravaged
New Orleans, birthplace of
American jazz.
The Sunday night concert
ended Cuba's annual
international jazz festival, Jazz
Plaza 2005, and featured a
new Valdes composition
called "Canto a Dios," which

Celebrity Birthda

* Rhythm-and-blues singer
Frankie Beverly (Maze) is 59.
* Former Sen. Don Nickles,
R-Okla., is 57.
* Actress JoBeth Williams
is 57.
* Actor Tom Hulce is 52.
* Actor Kin Shriner is 52.
* Talk show host Wil
Shriner is 52.
* Actor Miles Chapin is 51.
Rock musician Rick Buckler,
(The Jam) is 50.
.i 5rt'otWedian ifSte~env Wight
:'is 50i - '
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Monday, citing e-mail printouts that
are included in Los Angeles Superior
Court filings.
'"This fleshes out our position that
Dr. Phil was in charge ... he was
rewriting the commercials," said
lawyer Henry Rossbacher, who filed
the lawsuit against McGraw in 2004
on behalf of three unhappy customers.
McGraw, the TV show host and
author of 'The Ultimate Weight
Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss
Freedom," has denied the allegations.

he dedicated to hurricane
'This is a song of love, a
song of peace, a song to
humanity," Valdes told the
largely Cuban audience at a
local Havana theater. "It's a
tribute to New Orleans, an
homage to the history of
mtlsic, of blues, of ragtime, of
the history of jazz."

Actor gives $25K
to help needy
Denzel Washington has given
$25,000 to a program that
helps the needy in Rocky
Mount pay their heating bills.

Dr. Phil McGraw
Dr. Phil McGraw

The gift by the 50-year-old
actor, announced Sunday at
an event at North Carolina
Wesleyan College, is believed
to be the largest gift in the
19-year history of the Winter
Assistance for Rocky Mount

Muti moves
on with his life
ROME - Riccardo Muti,
who resigned as music
director of Milan's Ea Scala
opera house amid a dispute in
April, said he's not angry and
has closed that chapter of his
life, a newspaper reported.
Muti's remarks were

published Sunday in the
Turin daily La Stampa, three
days before the opera house
was to open the season.
"I don't want to bother
them and ruin the party they
are preparing so carefully at
La Scala," Muti told the
newspaper. "I have closed that
page of my life without
When Daniel Harding
conducts Mozart's
"Idomeneo," it will be the first
time in 19 years.the house
will open without Muti,
according to the opera.
house's Web site.
* Associated Press

Thought for Today

* Country singer Bill Lloyd
is 50.
S.Singer Tish Hinojosa is
* Rock musician Peter
Buck (R.E.M.) is 49.
* Rock musician David
Lovering (Pixies) is 44.
* Actress Janine Turner is
* Rock musician Ben Watt
(Everything But The Girl) is 43.
* Rock musician Ulf
"Buddha"�Ekberg (Ace of :
Base) is 35.

"Marriage is a lottery in which
men stake their liberty and
women their happiness."

- Madame Virginie de Rieux,
16th-century French writer





Tony M. Curtis
Lake City, Owner of Future
" Age: 41
* Family: Wife, Carolyn
Curtis; Son, Chase Curtis.
* Favorite pastimes:
"Promoting the sport of
bodybuilding and
powerlifting. I also love to
build street rods."
* What do you like most
about your town: "Knowing
everybody and the closeness
of the town. I also appreciate
the fact that this town has
been very helpful to me, as a
local man, in establishing my
business the past 12 years."
* Who is your hero or
inspiration, and why?:
"Arnold Schwazeneger, for
many reasons other than just

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Hurricane Epsilon
slows in Atlantic
MIAMI -A tenacious
Hurricane Epsilon
strengthened slightly
Monday as it lingered in the
open Atlantic, posing no
threat to land.
The 26th named storm of a
record-breaking hurricane
season had top sustained
winds near 80 mph,
according to the National
Hurricane Center in Miami.
Despite being in cooler
waters, Epsilon "refuses to
weaken,",hurricane specialist
Lixion Avila said. "It means
we still have a lot to learn
about hurricanes."
But it was expected to turn
southwest to areas with
higher disruptive wind shear
oier the next day or two, he
said, and "once it starts
moving to the southwest, it's
going to die."
The storm had been
downgraded. early Sunday to
a tropical storm with
sustained winds of 70 mph
but unexpectedly regained
hurricane strength. Epsilon
first reached hurricane
strength Friday and is the
14th hurricane of the season.



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At 4-p.m. EST, the center of
Epsilon's large eye was about.
510 miles west-southwest of
the Azores and moving east
near 3 mph, down from
8 mph earlier.
The Atlantic hurricane
season began June 1 and
officially ended on
Epsilon was only the
fifth hurricane to form in
December in more than
150 years of records, the
hurricane center said. The
latest that a hurricane has
formed in the Caribbean was
Dec. 30, in 1954.

Tornado damages
50 homes
tornado damaged about
50 homes in rural Wakulla
County on Monday, but no
deaths or injuries were
immediately reported, state
officials said..
The extent of the damage,
in an area south of
Tallahassee and northeast of
Crawfordville, was not
immediately known, said
Mike Stone, spokesman for
the Florida Division of
Emergency Management.

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SW Deputy J. Davis Lane
Mon.-Sat. 8:00am-5:30pm * Closed Sun.

The tornado was initially
spotted at 12:34 p.m. in
Liberty County and moved
northeast into Wakulla,
southern Leon County and
then Jefferson County, where
it dissipated about 2 p.m.,
said National Weather
Service forecaster Jennifer
That path kept in almost.
entirely within the
Apalachicola National Forest,
reducing the chances for
property damage.
The tornado preceded a
front that then brought a line
of showers and
thunderstorms into the
eastern Florida Panhandle,
McNatt said.

Girl, 8, recovering
after mishap
MIAMI - An 8-year-old girl
was recovering Sunday after
slipping from her seat on a
spinning carnival ride.
SElianny Rodriguez remained
hospitalized with head trauma,
a broken arm and serious cuts
and bruises, her father told
The Miami Herald.
.The girl fell Saturday from
the Gee Wizz ride set up at a
carnival in the parking lot of a
Little Havana dog track.
"I had to watch her fall, and
I could not do anything,"
Eutiquiano Rodriguez said.
Witnesses said the ride's
restraining harnesses
suddenly became loose, and
Elianny slipped from under
the security bar across her
waist and fell before the
operator could hit the ride's
emergency stop, Miami Fire
Rescue spokesman Ignatius
Carroll said.
"She must have fallen about
20 feet," Carroll said.
Five other children and
three adults were also injured,
authorities said.
Inspectors from the state
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services said
the ride would remain closed
until the cause of the accident
could be determined.
* Associated Press



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Tony M. Curtis

bodybuilding. He has a drive
and dedication for everything
he has ever done."
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Guardian ad Litem shows

office programs to residents

While Christmas carols
filled the rooms in a
U.S. 90 office building
Monday night, it was clear the
people in the office were
there for another purpose
other than the music.
As office visitors mingled,
talked and ate hors d' oeu-
vres, their conversations often
centered around providing
services for children - the
reason for the after hours
Monday evening, the
Columbia County Guardian
ad Litem office had an open
house so community mem-
bers could visit the new office
and learn more about
Guardian ad Litem services.
"The open house has been
wonderful," said Debbie
Kinsey, director of the Third
Judicial Circuit Guardian ad
Litem program. "We tried to
open up to the community to
make sure people know what
the Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram is. We also want people
to associate us with Voices
For Children, which is on our

TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter
Debbie Kinsey (from left), Guardian ad Litem program director;
Sandra Peterson, Guardian ad Litem attorney, Leandra Johnson,
first board president and co-founder of Voices for Children; Gayle
Cannon, Voices For Children current vice president and Meg
McGauley, executive director of the Florida Guardian ad Litem
Association at the Columbia County Guardian ad Litem office open

new office - right on the
front door and that's what we
are - the voices for abused
and neglected children who
become involved in the court
The Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram is a partnership of com-
munity advocates and profes-
sional staff providing a voice
on behalf of Florida's abused
and neglected children.
The Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram has been in Columbia

County gince 1985 and has
been a part of the state pro-
gram for 25 years.
The local Guardian ad
Litem program has shifted
locations three times in the
last three years, but Kinsey
said the new office has more
than enough room.
"We have moved so many
times. When we first started, I
think they put us in every
large closet in the courthouse
and we moved four or five

times there and two locations
outside the courthouse," she
said. "This is the first time
we've been in some place
where we can bring all the
volunteers in, train them and
have handicapped accessible
offices. We're real excited and
we hope the volunteer base
will increase."
The agency is staffed by
nine people and has
33 Columbia County volun-
teers and is hoping to get
another 25-30 local volunteers
to work with the children.
Last year, during
December, the local Guardian
ad Litem program was
appointed on 1,138 children's
cases in its seven county
coverage area.
"We're already over
100 children above that and
it's only the first of
December," Kinsey said.
"Here in Columbia County it's
the same thing. We have
347 children on our case load
here in Columbia County -
all of them with special needs
and a lot of them are in foster
homes and many of them will
be put up for adoption."

Heeke recipient of prestigious forestry award

tbritt@lakecityreporter. com

North Central Florida is
one of the more rural areas of
the state with lots of forests,
springs, plants and other
natural resources.
As the region's population
continues to increase, natural
resources in the area will con-
tinue to be taxed to support
the growth.
The Suwannee River Water
Management District is the
state agency in charge of pro-
tecting and maintaining local
natural resources and Bob
Heeke, the agency's senior
land resources manager,
received an award for forestry
work in the Water
Management District's
16-county area, whose

population continues to
As the
River Water
Manage hee
m e n t
District's j
senior land
resources Heeke
Heeke is tasked with oversee-
ing the management of more
than 150,000 acres of public
lands and conservation ease-
According to Water
Management District reports,
Heeke's job. duties include
managing staff; and contract
workers who perform a vari-
ety of resource-management
activities including timber
harvesting and sales,

prescribed burns and refor-
estation. Heeke was instru-
mental in the Water
Management District becom-
ing the first Florida agency
licensed under the
Sustainable Forestry
During the October
Planting Seeds for
Sustainable Forestry conven-
tion in Savannah, Heeke
received an award for excel-
lence in the general practice
of forestry.
"I was very pleased that
Bob received the award," said
Charlie Houder, Suwannee
River Water Management
District deputy executive
director. "I've known Bob
about 20 years and he's one of
the finest foresters I've
known. I think Bob can really

be proud of the land manage-
ment program, that he has
helped to build at the
Suwannee River Water
Management District."
It's believed this is the first
time someone from the
Suwannee River Water
Management District has won
the prestigious award.
'This is an award that is
presented by the Society of
American Foresters for the
Southeastern region, for
Georgia, Florida and
Alabama," Houder said. "I'm
almost 100 percent positive no
one from this agency as ever
won it before."
Heeke, 48, is the son of Bob
and Joyce Heeke of Lake City,
and is a High Springs
resident. He is married and
has. two sons.


Angel kiss
Dahlys Unger, 5, (right) makes a kissy face at James Candalino,
5, as they wait on the St. Peters Catholic Church float before the
start of the Deland Jaycees Christmas Parade on Saturday, in

Man dies in car wreck,

possibly of heart attack


A Lake City man died early
Sunday in a wreck the Florida
Highway Patrol believes may
have been caused by his
medical problems.
Hugh Leonard Stratton,
58, of Lake City, was found in
his 2002 Nissan Pickup at
approximately 5:02 a.m., in
the wooded area off the
southbound side of Interstate
75 near mile marker 408.
According to FHP reports,
a witness noticed the car on
the side of the road and
stopped to check on the
driver of the vehicle. The wit-
ness said Stratton was
unresponsive and Columbia
County' EMS was called.
Stratton was pronounced
dead at the scene.
FHP reports indicate
Stratton suffered no physical

injuries and there was only
minor damage to the right
headlight of the vehicle. The
vehicle was still running and
all of its lights were on when
it was found.
Stratton was not wearing a
seat belt at the time of the
Alcohol is not suspected as
a cause of the crash.
FHP. reports indicate a
medical problem may have
contributed to the wreck, as a
heart-condition history was
mentioned in the report.
"Preliminary investigation
reveals the wreck may be
medically related," said Lt.
Mike Burroughs, public infor-
mation officer for Troop B of
the Florida Highway Patrol.
"We are currently waiting on
the results from the Medical
Examiner's Office in


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.

Thursday, Dec. 1
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
* Michael Randall Smith,
20, 347 Clint Way, warrant:
violation of community control
on charges of two counts of
battery on medical personnel
and resisting an officer without
* Matthew Dwight Arnold,
48, 498 SW Freedom Court,
Fort White, warrant: failure to
appear at arraignment on
charges of driving with license
suspended or revoked and
three counts of driving with
suspended or revoked driver's
Friday, Dec. 2
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
* Darrell R. Eddy, 32, 1049
Perkins Place, Jacksonville,
possession of a controlled sub-

stance and possession of drug
* Ronald L. Smith, 43,
10201 W. Beaver St.,
Jacksonville, sell of a
controlled substance.
* Gilmore Newkirk III, 29,
4816 Hwy 441 N, warrant:
violation of probation on
charges of forgery.
* Shannon Jean Roberson,
29, 3835 U.S. 90 Motel 6
Room 211, warrant: violation of
probation on charges of
trafficking in methenphetamine
while armed.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
* Robert Ray Hutson, 28,
Hwy 41 S Angel Cove Motel
Apartment 1, possession of
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia and warrant:
driving with license suspended.
* Don Stephen Ferguson
II, 37, 18799 U.S. Hwy 59,
Detroit Lakes, Minn.,
possession of cocaine and
possession of drug
* Hulen James Dehart, 29,
404 Highridge Drive, Houma,
La;, possession of cocaine and
possession of drug

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Sunday, Dec. 4
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
* Timothy D. Deese, 19,
5845 NW CR-125, Lawtey,
aggravated fleeing and eluding
law enforcement and reckless
* Russell Gomez, 18, Rt 18
Box 584, warrant: violation of
probation on charges of
manufacturing cannabis.
* Terra Lynn Watson, 27,
160 NW Yulee, possession of
cocaine and possession of drug

Fire EMS Calls
Saturday, Dec. 3
* 8:32 a.m., rescue assist,
Hideaway Road, one primary
unit responded.
A 10:52 a.m., rescue assist,
188 Martin Luther King Drive,
one primary unit responded.
* 12:45 p.m., rescue assist,

Cracker Barrel, one primary
and one volunteer unit
* 4:40 p.m., rescue assist,
Winn-Dixie, one primary unit
Sunday, Dec. 4
* 12:48 a.m., vehicle, Gum
Swamp Road and Old Still
'Road, one primary and two
volunteer units responded.
* 2:12 a.m., rescue assist,
U.S. 27, one volunteer unit
* 3:36 a.m., vehicle, King
St., one primary and one
volunteer unit responded.
'*,5:01 a.m., vehicle, 1-75
southbound mile marker 409,
one primary and two volunteer
units responded.
* 8:31 a.m., rescue assist,
English Road, one volunteer
unit responded.
* 12:21 p.m., wreck, SR-47
and Walker Little Road, one
primary and one volunteer unit

I . ' : ~

* 2:00 p.m., brush,
Chickadee Road, one primary
and three volunteer units
* 3:25 p.m., wreck, Hamp
Farmer Road, one primary and
one volunteer unit responded.
* 3:40 p.m., gas leak,
372 Olustee Ave., three primary
units responded.
* 4:32 p.m., wreck, CR-248,
one primary and one volunteer
unit responded.
* 6:02 p.m., grass,
Crosspoint Drive, one primary
and one volunteer unit
Monday, Dec. 5
* 5:32 a.m., rescue assist,
1586 SE Country Club Road,
one volunteer unit responded.

* 7:23 a.m., wreck, 1-75
southbound mile marker 430,
one primary and one volunteer
unit responded.
* 9:53 a.m., structure, SW
Mustang Drive, two primary and
one volunteer unit responded.
1 11:00 a.m., rescue assist,
Winn-Dixie on Marion Street.,
one primary unit responded.
* 12:44 p.m., brush, SR-47
South, one primary unit
* From staff reports.



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with death


verifying what most of us
have long suspected:
Innocent persons have been
put to death in this country
for crimes they didn't commit. We
probably will never know how many of
the nearly 1,000 executed since 1976:
when capital punishment was reinstated
by the Supreme Court were not actually
guilty of the crimes for.which they were
convicted. But just one would be
Does this mean the penalty should be
abolished entirely? More and more
Americans seem to think so, according
to recent polls that show
support for the supreme punishment
has declined from three-fourths to
two-thirds in the wake of increasing
doubts about mistakes. That number
drops to close to 50 percent when the
alternative of life in prison without
parole is suggested.
There is no arguing that in any
number of death-penalty cases, juries,
judges, prosecutors-and defense
attorneys have shown a fallibility that is
frightening in its implications. Juries are
easily manipulated by slick prosecutors
looking for new scalps; many judges on
the local level, where most of the
murder cases are tried, reveal an
amazing ignorance about reasonable
doubt and qther safeguards; anddefense
attorneys too often give capital cases for
which they frequently are paid very
little a mere swipe of jurisprudence,
There are no easy answers. Capital
punishment in many ways is as barbaric
as the crime committed. Yet some form
of it seems absolutely necessary to
maintaining law and order..

OrScripps Howard News Service ., v



Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 340th
day of 2005. There are 25 days left in
the year.
* On Dec. 6, 1889, Jefferson, Davis, the
first and only president of the Confederate
States of America, died in New Orleans.
* In 1790, Congress moved from New
York to Philadelphia.
* In 1884, Army engineers completed
construction of the Washington Monument.
* In 1923, a presidential address was
broadcast on radio for the first time as
President Coolidge spoke to a joint session
of Congress.
* In 1947, Everglades National Park in
Florida was dedicated by President

Lake City Reporter
S serving Columbia County since 1874
The Lake City Reporter is published with
pride for residents of Columbia and
surrounding counties by Community
Newspaper Inc. of Athens, Ga.
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Good deeds for springs

about the bad
actors that are
causing harm to
our treasured
natural resources. However,
the Ichetucknee Springs Basin
Working Group looks for
individuals, businesses or
agencies that are doing good
things for Ichetucknee
Since the working group's
objective is to protect the
waters flowing to Ichetucknee
Springs from as far north as
Lake City, there are lots of
opportunities for citizens to
perform good deeds. A
number of local Ichetucknee
Springs champions have been
recognized for their good
deeds since the working
group was formed in 1995.
The first springs champion
to be recognized was Lester
Scaff, president of S&S Food
Stores in Lake City. An S&S
convenience store located
along Clayhole Creek was
exempted by state regulations
from having to manage
stormwater on the premises.
However, upon learning that
the waters of Clayhole Creek
flow underground through
sinkholes and eventually
reach Ichetucknee Springs,
Lester Scaff constructed a
stormwater retention pond to
capture the stormwater from
his store. By taking this action
with no regulatory
requirement, and at his own
expense, Mr. Scaff was
awarded the Pristine River
Award by the Ichetucknee
Springs Basin Working Group
and the Eco-leadership Award
by the Department of
Environmental Protection.
The Columbia Livestock
Market is located along
Clayhole Creek. Thousands of
livestock pass through this
facility each year and during
their stay deposit a large
amount: of waste. Although he
did not know of the
connection of Clayhole Creek
to Ichetucknee Springs,
owner, John Willis
constructed a set of holding
ponds that keeps the wastes
from entering Clayhole Creek.
He was not required by state
regulations to construct these
ponds but he voluntarily did
so at his own expense to
protect the creek. The Florida
Springs Task Force presented
the Florida Springs Protection

Crossroads gives
center thanks

To The Editor:
The Crossroads Pregnancy
Center of Fort White would
like to thank everyone who
participated in our first Walk!
Run! Bike!


*~~~ ~~~ ', ---- ~ ----

Jim Stevenson

Award to Mr. Willis at a
Florida Springs Conference in
Rose Creek flows into Rose
Sink located at the
intersection of SR 47 and
CR 240 in Columbia City. Dye-
trace studies have confirmed
that the water flows from Rose
Sink to Ichetucknee Springs,
6 miles to the south, at the
rate of at least a mile a day. A
team of cave divers is
exploring and mapping the
cave that conducts this water
to determine its location
beneath the Ichetucknee
Trace. They have explored as
far as a mile south of Rose
Sink, at times squeezing
through narrow openings in
the limestone. They must
swim against the current as
they return to Rose Sink
which increases the risk of
this precarious exploration.
Lake City businessman Lamar
Hires, owner of Dive Rite Inc.,
is the dive team leader. The
Florida Springs Task Force
presented Lamar the Florida
Springs Exploration Award.
If you have visited the
Ichetucknee headspring
recently, you may have
noticed the spring water is
bluer and the spring is deeper
than a decade ago. Through
interviews with.local old
timers it was learned that
there were attempts in the
past to plug the spring using
dynamite and by bulldozing
concrete and rocks into the
spring vent. In 1997, the state
park began a headspring
restoration project under the
coordination of Park Ranger
Rick Hughes. Tons of
limerock, sand and debris
have been removed from the
spring - by hand - during
the past eight years. The
original depth and shape of
the spring have been restored
and the flow from the spring'
vent is now unimpeded. The
Florida Springs Task Force
presented Hughes the Florida
Springs Stewardship Award.


For Life fundraiser for mak-
ing the event a wonderful
We had 41 walkers and run-
ners and five bikers on the new
bike route through Fort
Through the efforts of the
participants and the generos-
ity of the sponsors, we were

Local citizens were not
aware of the geographic
location of the Ichetucknee
Springs Basin. The '
Ichetucknee Springs Basin
Working Group felt it
important to inform those who
live and work in the basin
about its location to enhance
protection of the water flowing
to the springs. The
Department of Transportation
District 2 Office in Lake City
is a member of the
Ichetucknee Springs Basin
Working Group. At the
request of the working group,
DOT installed "Ichetucknee
Springs Basin" signs on the
major roads crossing the
basin. DOT also discontinued
the application of 32 tons of
nitrogen fertilizer on the
major roads that cross the
spring basin in order to
reduce the quantity of nitrates
flowing to the springs.
Furthermore, DOT agreed to
construct a stormwater
retention pond at Rose Sink to
stop contaminated stormwater
from flowing into the sink and
then to Ichetucknee Springs.
Construction of the retention
pond should be under way
before 2006. The Florida
Springs Task Force presented
the DOT District 2 Office the
Florida Springs Protection
These Ichetucknee Springs
champions acted for the
greater good. Their
contributions not only
benefited Ichetucknee Springs
but also the drinking water of
hundreds of families that live
between Lake City and the
springs. The working group
would like to honor other
individuals, businesses, and
agencies in Lake City and
Columbia County that are
going the extra mile for the
We are looking for
examples.such as
demonstrations of
environmentally sensitive
development; farmers who
fence their cattle and
homeowners who install
native plants that don't require
You can nominate them by
florida_springs@comcast. net.
* Jim Stevenson coordinates the
Ichetucknee Springs Basin
Working Group and has been a
springs advocate since 1970.

able, to raise more than
$3,000 for the work of the
Special thanks to all of the
volunteers whose busy hands
and willing hearts made it an
enjoyable time for all.
John and Catherine Estes
Fort White

Suwannee River Water Management
District deputy executive director
(related story, page 3A)




Plant idea

did not


f Gary Dahl could do it, why couldn't
we? You see, I'm sitting here thumbing
through a love letter I wrote 21 years
ago. Unfortunately the relationship died.
It never even got out of the ground.
But Gary Dahl did it. He invented the Pet
Rock, a "useless dumb joke," someone called
it. And he made a fortune.
First he
wrote the Pet
Rock Training 9 "

Jane and
Michael Stern ,.
as a
"step-by-step Phil Hudgins
guide to having
a happy rela-
tionship with
geological pet, including how to make it roll
over and play dead and how to house-train it."
In just a few months, Dahl sold a million
rocks. Each was wrapped in excelsior inside a
gift box shaped like a pet carrier. Each rock
cost a penny. It sold for $3.95. Dahl got a
dollar for every rock sold. He was an instant
People gave $3.95 for a simple pebble, but
they never got the opportunity to fall in love
with our product: the Share-A-Plant.
Actually the idea belonged to a friend, Jim
Reid of Lula, Ga. Jim was going through a bad
relationship at the time, so to salve his
heartache, he proposed selling a few
thousand spider plants as symbols of human
relationships. He asked me to write copy for a
'The Share-A-Plant will mean whatever you
want it to mean," the and only draft said.
"It will be what you want it to be. If you
nurture and love it, it will thrive and -
reproduce. It will be a symbol of the growing
relationship and love we have for each other.
If you neglect it completely, the Share-A-Plant
will reflect that neglect."
You wouldn't want to send that message to
just anybody, of course. The newspaper
carrier might get the wrong idea. But if you
were in a serious relationship with, say, your
spouse, you might give it a try.
The producer would be called,
appropriately, The Mother Plant Company,
which would guarantee the plant's survival. If
you didn't want it to survive, however, you
could destroy it, the manual said, "by placing
the plant in your freezer overnight, leaving it
outside in the frost or stomping it."
Now, before a militant gardener cuts my
tires, let me explain: I would never treat a
plant that way unless it was a weed. But we
were desperate in 1984 when this deadly
prose crawled from my home typewriter and
onto an unsuspecting page.
Actually I think the Share-A-Plant held
promise. It could have been a wonderful
symbol of love in hundreds of homes or, even
better than the Pet Rock, a faithful, living
companion that would never leave its socks in
the middle of the floor.
Today we are willing to share our
Share-A-Plant. So, assuming some other
brilliant entrepreneur hasn't patented a similar
product, feel free to steal Jim Reid's idea and
run with it.
But if it succeeds, please don't tell us.
* Phil Hudgins is senior editor of Community
Newspapers Inc.

They Said It...

"I've known Bob about
20 years and he's one of
the finest foresters I've
known. I think Bob can
really be proud of the
land management
program that he has
helped to build at the
Suwannee River Water
Management District"

- Charlie Houder;


AP Business Writer

Boston Scientific Corp. made
an unexpected, $25 billion
takeover offer Monday for
the troubled medical device
maker Guidant Corp., more
than $3 billion more than
what Johnson & Johnson
agreed to pay for Guidant last
Guidant shares climbed
more than 8 percent in mid-
day trading. But two analysts
questioned whether J&J will
sweeten its bid.
Boston Scientific, which
makes heart devices, offered
in a letter to Guidant's chair-
man to pay a combination of
cash and stock worth about
$72 per Guidant share. It said
that is nearly 14 percent
above Friday's value of J&J's
revised cash-and-stock deal
for Guidant.
The offer comes nearly a
year after J&J said it would
buy the Indianapolis medical-
device maker for
$25.4 billion. But J&J cut its
offer by nearly $4 billion after
a series of product recalls by

Guidant, and Guidant man-
agement accepted the lower
price last month.
Boston Scientific execu-
tives said the prospect of
entering the lucrative $10 bil-
lion market for implantable
pacemakers and defibrilla-
tors by purchasing Guidant

outweighs the legal risks
posed by Guidant's recent
"We understand there
have been some recent
issues, but we believe they
are manageable," Boston
Scientific Chief Operating
Officer Paul LaViolette said

Behave or else: Cafe sign stirs

debate on children's behavior

AP National Writer

McCauley had seen one too
many kids at his cafe lying on
the floor in front of the count-
er, careening off the glass pas-
try case, coming perilously
close to getting their fingers
pinched in the front door. So
he posted a sign: "Children of
all ages have to behave and
use their indoor voices."
To him, it was a ,simple
reminder to parents ,to. keep
an eye on their children and
set some limits. But to some
parents in his North Side
Chicago neighborhood, the
sign may as well have read, "If
you have kids, you're not
That one little notice,
adorned with pastel hand
prints, has become a lightning
rod in a larger debate over
parenting and misbehaving
"It's not about the kids,"
says McCauley, the 44-year-
old owner, of A Taste of
Heaven cafe, who has no chil-
dren but claims to like them a
lot. "It's about the parents who

A Taste of Heaven cafe owner Dan McCauley holds a post card
with a note of support in a window of his cafe Friday in Chicago.

are with them. Are they
supervising and guiding
"I'm just asking that they
are considerate to people
around them."
While he has created some
enemies in his neighborhood,
McCauley has received hun-
dreds of calls and more than
600 letters, the overwhelming
majority of them supportive.
One letter writer from

Alabama typed out in bold let-
ters: "In my opinion, you're a
hero! Keep it up."
It is a sentiment that people
feel increasingly comfortable
expressing. Online bloggers
regularly make impassioned

in an interview with The
Associated Press.
Guidant said it had received
the proposal and its board
would consider it. "Guidant
will have no further comment
on this matter at this time," it
said in a statement.


in public

pleas for child-free zones in
public, while e-mailers have
been forwarding a photo-
graph of a sign in an unidenti-
fied business that reads,
"Unattended Children Will Be
Given an Espresso and a
While it is common policy
for upscale restaurants to bar
children, owners of other
types of businesses also are
setting limits on kids.
The Wynn Hotel in Las
Vegas, for instance, does not
allow .visitors who aren't
guests to have strollers; hotel
officials say it is to prevent
crashes with other pedestri-
ans. The Bellagio Hotel does
not take guests younger than
18 without special permission.
Some parents are fine with
the limit-setting and complain
that too many of their peers
take their kids to places tradi-
tionally meant for adults, such
as late-night movies and rock

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Total Assets Total Return/Rank PctMin Init
Name Obi ($Mins) NAV 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt
Vanguard Idx Fds: 500 SP 68,144 116.66 +3.6 +7.8/A -1.0/A NL 3,000
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American Funds A: WshAp LV 61,281 31.60 +3.1 +6.0/E +28.6/B 5.75 250
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American Funds A: BalA p BL 32,234 18.30 +2.2 +4.5/E +44.9/A 5.75 250
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Fidelity Invest: DivlntI IL 29,613 32.65 +4.5 +16.8/B +56.5/A NL 2,500
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Frank/Temp Fmk A: IncomAp MP 21,664 2.37 -0.1 +3.0/D +55.0/A 4.25 1,000
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Price Funds: Eqlnc El 17,342 27.35 +3.2 +7.7/D +37.6/A NL 2,500
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Bird lovers cry foul about the

destruction of parakeets' nests

Associated Press
Julie Cook came home from
work Wednesday night to find
utility crews tearing down a
parakeet nest from a pole and
taking the birds away to be
"I couldn't NOT do any-
thing," said the 37-year-old
West Haven woman. "So I
started yelling at them and
standing under the nest."
Cook was arrested on a
breach-of-peace charge.
Bird lovers delighted by the
chattering and the brilliant
green-and-gray markings of
Connecticut's wild parakeets
are upset about an effort by
United Illuminating Co. to
remove 103 large nests from
its utility poles and destroy
the birds.
The utility, which serves

about 320,000 customers in
southern Connecticut, says
the 200-pound nests of sticks
and twigs cause fires and
The monk parakeets, which
are actually small parrots
native to South America, start-
ed establishing colonies in the
wild across the Northeast
about 40 years ago after pet
owners accidentally or delib-
erately released them. There
are also colonies in Florida
and elsewhere in the South
and in the West.
In Connecticut, where the
communal nests are home to
as many as 40 parakeets each,
United, Illuminating captures
the pigeon-size birds with a
net and turns them over to the
U.S. Department of
Agriculture, which kills them
with carbon dioxide.
"We've lived with these
birds since we moved here

eight years ago," Cook said.
"We love them. They are exot-
ic and beautiful. Me and my
neighbors, we feed these
Priscilla Feral, president of
Friends of Animals, said:
'This is a $125,000 senseless
and immoral project. There is
no crime that these lovely
birds have committed that
would warrant their senseless
More than 130 of the
pigeon-sized birds have been
killed in the first weeks of the
eradication project, which
began last month. United
Illuminating hopes to have all
the nests down in January.
Four fires during the past
four years and about a dozen
outages per year are blamed
on the nests, which can cause
a short-circuit if built too close
to a transformer, utility
spokesman Al Carbone said.

Monk parakeets build nests on
SUnited Illuminating telephone
poles in West Haven, Conn., on
Nov. 30.

Woman's obsession led to discovery of grave

Associated Press
AKRON, Ohio - The Ohio
woman who found the bodies
of two missing New
Hampshire children said
Monday she had been search-
ing with her dog for months on
a personal mission that her
friends and family considered
an obsession.
.Stephanie Dietrich, a gro-
cery store cashier, said she
was motivated to look for Sarah
Gehring, 14, and her brother

Philip, 11, by their mother's
public plea for help.
The children's father,
Manuel Gehring, shot them to
death in 2003 and told authori-
ties he buried the bodies some-
where along a 700-mile stretch
of Interstate 80 across the
Midwest. He gave investiga-
tors several details about the
spot but said he could not
remember the location, then
committed suicide in jail before
a trial.
Dietrich, 44, said she went

out searching with her dog
more than 40 times since July
near her Akron home because
of clues suggesting the
gravesite could be in the
region. Investigators had con-
cluded in 2004 that pollen
found on dirt on Gehring's
minivan and shovel suggested
that the soil most likely came
from northeastern Ohio.
Last Thursday, Dietrich was
looking in the well-to-do sub-
urb of Hudson for things like
tall grass, sewer pipes and a
wood pile that the father

described when her 101-pound
mixed breed dog, Ricco,
stopped in the woods and "just
laid down and started looking
at me."
Dietrich said she saw a small
mound with twigs covering it
She started digging, came
upon a plastic bag and pulled
out what appeared to be part of
a cross made of willow twigs
and duct tape. She called police
on her cell phone, and the chil-
dren's bodies were removed
from a shallow grave.


Edith Herko
Edith Herko, 87 passed away Thurs-
day December 1, 2005 in the Lake
City Medical Center, 'i
Lake City Florida fol- ,
lowing a short illness. -- .
Mrs. Herko' was born
September 29, 1918 in
Stokes Count". North Carolin.a She
lived in Lake \\ales- appro.mnuitel)
forty years and then moved to the
O'Brien, Florida area in the-year"
2000. She was a W.W.II Veteran and
served in the U.S. Army Air Corp.,
and was a member of the Fort White
Church of Christ in Fort White, FL.,,
She is survived by her son, Mike &
Eunice Herko of O'Brien, FL., Two
sisters, Ella Gillie and Edna Thorn-
ton both of Eden, NC., Mrs. Herko
is predeceased by her husband of 50
yrs, Walter Herko.
Funeral services for Mrs. Herko
where held December 4, 2005 ht
Daniels Funeral Memorial Chapel,
Branford, FL. Interment services
will be held at a later date at Fair
Funeral Home, Eden, NC.
BRANFORD is in charge of all ar-

Mary Maple Jordan
Mary Maple Jordan, 75, of Half-
moon, NY., died Sunday, November
27, 2005 at St. Mary's Hospital in
Troy, NY. She was the beloved wife
of the late George Iggy Jordan, who
died in 1995. Born in Troy, NY.,
-daughter of the late Fay and Yvonne
Couture Maple, she resided in Wa-
tervliet NY. for many years and has
been in Halfmoon, NY since 1967.
Mary had been employed for many
years by the former Bendix Corpo-
ration in Green Island, NY., retiring
in 1989 as an inspector in quality
control. Mary was a devoted wife,
mother and grandmother and her
death leaves a great void in the lives
of all those who loved her so dearly.
She was the beloved mother of
.George (Terry) Jordah of Water-
vliet, NY., Christine (Stan) Batten
of Lake City, FL., Linda (Ed Rat-
cliffe) DelVecchio of Clifton Park,
NY, and the late Robert (Kathy He-
drick) Williams; loving grandmoth-
er of Jared Hedrick, Brandy Welch
Huqt, Jennifer Kelliher and Peter
Jor4an; proud great-grandmother of
Owpn Hunt; sister of Elsie Schneid-
er of Brunswick, John.Maple of Do-
ver,! Del., Loretta Tarasewich of
Clifton Park; NY., Joseph Maple of
Malta, NY., and the late Patricia
Blair and Lorraine Dugan; best
friend of Mary Crola and special
aunt of Faye Salmon; also survived
by several other nieces and nephews
and her devoted canine companion
Friends may visit the Family Guest
Book at

Mr. Hugh Leonard Stratton
Mr. Hugh Leonard Stratton, 59, of
Lake City, Fl., died Sunday, Dec.
4th. He had resided in Lake City for
the past 15 years. He was employed
as a chef with the Hilton Hotel,
Gainesville, Fl. Survivors include
his wife, Glenda E. Stratton of Lake
City, Fl.: Three daughters, Cynthia
Stratton-Alford' of Lake City, Fl.,
Pam Stratton of Texas and Saman-
tha of Kansas: One son, David A.
Stratton of Lake City, Fl.: Four
grandchildren also urn it e. Private
memorial services will be conducted
at a later date. GUERRY FUNER-
AL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd.,

Lake City, Fl. is in charge of arrange-

Mrs. Virginia Hodges Bishop
Mrs. Virginia Hodges Bishop of
Lake City, FL. died Sunday, De-
cember 4, at her residence. She was
84 years old,,,Bom in Si.ue'boro.
GA., Mrs. Bishop ,was, a resident of.
Columbia County for more than 58
years., Slhe graduated from high
school in Jasper, FL., where she met
and later married her husband of 51
years, the late Senator W.E. Bishop,
Sr. She also attended the Florida State
College for Women. The Bishops
moved to Lake City in 1947 when Mr.
Bishop was selected to be a vocation-
al agriculture teacher, at Columbia
High School. In October 1955 the
Bishops founded the Bishop Agency,
Inc. dealing in insurance and real
estate. Now Coldwell Banker Bishop
Realty, the firm recently celebrated its
50th year in business. As Chairman of
the Bicentennial Committee in 1976,
Mrs. Bishop selected the establish-
ment of the Columbia County Library
as the committee's primary project.
She worked tirelessly in an effort to
secure a library building and was
most instrumental in identifying and
ob-taining the site and funds for its
construction. She was a member of
the Florida Real Estate Commission

and was the only woman to serve as
chairman of both the FREC and the
Florida Board of Real Estate. Active
in the community as a business and
civic leader, Mrs. Bishop was chosen
as the Lake City Reporter Woman of
the Year in 1976 and the Lake
City/Columbia County Chamber of
'Commerce Business Person of the
"yeafih: 1989. She Nvas active'in the
Girl Scout Organization for many
years and has been a member of'the
First Baptist Church in Lake City
since 1947.
Survivors include: One son, W.E.
"Bucky" Bishop, Jr. and his wife
Gayle of Ocala, FL.: One daughter,
Diane Bishop White and her hus-
band, Ed, of Lake City, FL.: Two
brothers, Eugene Hodges of Zell-
wood, FL. and Herman Hodges of
Orlando, FL.: One sister, Katherine
Thompson of Ocala, FL.: Eight
grandchildren, Wendy Turi of Oca-
la, FL., Elizabeth Manning of Co-
lumbia, S.C., LCDR Edward "Trey"
White, III of Virginia Beach, VA.,
David Bishop of Lake City, FL.,
Kendra Adams of Tallahassee, FL.,
Andrea Bishop of Atlanta, GA.,
Bradley Bishop of Norfold, VA and
Krista McAfee of Alpharetta, GA.:
Eight great-grandchildren also sur-i
Funeral services will be conducted

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the First Baptist Church, Lake City,
FL. with Rev. Robert Davis, Pastor
of the Woodstock Baptist Church of
Jacksonville, FL., officiating.
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continue to sunbathe or use tanning
booths. When researchers recently
asked beach goers a series of
questions derived from question-
naires originally used to identify
alcohol or drug abuse, they found
that 26 percent to 53 percent of the
beach goers could be classified as
UV-tanning-dependent. Other
studies have suggested that tanning
increase (brain) endorphin
production, which could be
addictive. The secretion of
endorphins leads to feelings of
euphoria. This could explain why
educational interventions have not
been more successful.
Over time, the effects of too much
UV exposure can lead to eye
damage, changes in your immune
system, cataracts, wrinkles and
premature aging of the skin, and
skin cancer. A safe alternative to
tanning salons is to use a bronzing
spray or lotion. To schedule an
appointment for dermatology care,
office is conveniently located at 114
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reached by calling 352-332-4442.
New Patients are welcome.
P.S. Changing the tanning
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Charges dropped

against Army officer

Associated Press
TOPEKA, Kan. - The
Army dropped murder
charges Monday against an
officer accused of giving two
soldiers in his platoon
permission to kill Iraqi
Second Lt. Erick J.
Anderson, 26, of Twinsburg,
Ohio, could have gotten life in
prison if convicted.
All charges were dropped
after an Army investigator who
presided over a two-day hear-
ing last month
recommended that Anderson
not face a court-martial.
Anderson was a platoon
leader in an infantry regiment
in August 2004. Four men in
his 36-member platoon were
convicted of murdering
unarmed Iraqis during
operations near Sadr City.
In statements to Army inves-
tigators, two soldiers said
Anderson gave them the

go-ahead to kill civilians,
including in one incident
described as a "mercy killing."
But during last month's
hearing, one of Anderson's
accusers changed his story.
Pvt. Michael Williams, of
Memphis, Tenn., said he only
implicated Anderson to get
prosecutors to reduce his own
life sentence to 25 years.
Williams said he shot the
Iraqi three times before
Anderson arrived in the build-
ing that was being searched
for weapons and insurgents.
A second soldier, Pvt.
Johnny Home Jr., refused to
testify unless he was granted
immunity from prosecution.
Home had said Anderson gave
him permission to kill an Iraqi
teenager to "put him out of his
Home, of Wilson, N.C., and
Pvt. Cardenas Alban, of
Inglewood, Calif., were sen-
tenced to one year in prison for
shooting the teenager, who
was severely wounded.

Man behind arsons

sentenced to 19 years

Associated Press
mastermind of an arson spree
that destroyed or damaged
dozens of homes under con-
struction outside Washington
was sentenced Monday to
nearly 20 years behind bars.
Two other men were also sent
to prison.
Patrick Walsh, 22, was found
guilty in September of conspir-
acy and for the Dec. 6, 2004,
rampage at the well-to-do
Hunters Brooke development.
No one was injured.
U.S. District Judge Roger
Titus described the arson as
unparalleled in its scope as he
sentenced Walsh to 19 years
and seven months, the
Aaron Speed, 22, received
eight years and four months,
and Jeremy Parady, 21, got
seven years and three months.
Both pleaded guilty to
conspiracy to commit arson.
Two other men are
scheduled to go on trial next

The case had strong racial
overtones: All five men arrest-
ed are white, the neighbor-
hood was mostly black, and at
least one defendant told inves-
tigators the fires were racially
But federal prosecutors did
not file hate crime charges and
ascribed various motives to the
Prosecutors said Walsh
wanted to gain attention for a
gang he formed, while Speed,
a security guard at the housing
development, acted out of
revenge because he believed
his employer did not show
enough sympathy after the
death last year of his infant
son. . ,.:
All three-defendants were
ordered to help repay the
$3.2 million in damage the
fires caused. Authorities had
earlier estimated damage at
$10 million, but that was low-
ered after the builder calculat-
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Formal Christmas Dance
coming Dec. 22
On Dec. 22, a formal
Christmas dance will take place
from 6-9 p.m. at the Golden Age
Senior Recreation Center, locat-
ed at 480 SE Clements Place.
Refreshments will be served and
transportation is available. The
cost is $5 per person, or $8 per
couple. For more information, or
to make reservations, call
755-0235, or 755-0264.

Platinum Ryders to host
charity organization
The Platinum Ryders
Motorcycle Club, a local charity
organization, will host its second
annual Christmas Wild Food
Cookout from
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 17 at the Lake City
American Legion Building on
East Washington Street.
The free event is the club's
way of thanking the community
for its support during the year.
For details, call Terri Watson
at (386) 623-2224.

Retirement party for Ima
Jean Wood is Thursday
Ima Jean Wood, a sewing
instructor, has been a faithful
employee of Columbia County
Senior Services for 32 years.
Born in Alabama, Wood moved
to Florida in 1969. For her years
of service, the Golden Age
Senior Recreation Center will
host a retirement party for her
from 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Thursday.
When asked what retirement
meant to her, she said, "Sleeping
as late as I want, eating what
and when I want. Mostly, just
enjoying not being tied to a job
after 32 years."

Giles Holiday Home Tour
coming Dec. 16, 17, 18
Bill and Willene Giles will
have a holiday home tour from
5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 16-18.
Tickets are available at Happy
House by calling 752-4736, or
from any board member or
staff. All proceeds benefit
Happy House. There is a $10
donation that will be collected.

American Red Cross
to offer CPR classes
The following is a list of CPR
classes offered through the
American Red Cross. All
classes will begin at 6 p.m.
unless otherwise noted, and will
take place at 264 NE Hernando
* Today: Adult CPR
6-9 p.m.
* Thursday: Infant/Child
CPR and First Aid: 6-10 p.m.
* Saturday: Adult CPR/First
Aid 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Dec. 13: CPR for
professional rescuers:
6-10 p.m.
For more information, call the
American Red Cross North
Central Florida Chapter at

LCCC to close
Dec. 19-Jan.2



Toys forTots Drop Off

Toys forTots boxes in Columbia County:
" Lake City Reporter - 180 E Duval St.
" Dollar General - 1207W. Duval
" Dollar General - Main Blvd.
" Alltel Wireless Sales - 2750 U.S. 90 W
SVFW Post 2206 - Hwy 131
" Marlene's Beauty Shop - 365 S. Marion St.
" Publix - 231 I U.S. 90 W
" Radio Shack - 4257 US 90 W
" Beverage Express - Duval St. and Marion St.
" Atlantic Coast Federal - 463 W Duval St.
" USMC - Lake City Mall
" Dollar Tree - Lake City Mall
" Super 8 Motel - 1-75 and SR-47
" GatheringPlace - 1-75 and SR-47
" Beef O'Brady's - 857 Main Blvd.
" Cracker Barrel - U.S. 90 West
" UPS Store - 2109 U.S. 90 West
" Super Wal-Mart - U.S. 90 West
" Fast PayDay Loan - 3212 U.S. 90 West
" PCS Phosphate - U.S. 90 East
" First Federal Savings Bank of Florida - 4705
U.S. 90 West
* For more information, call 288-2534 or

All Lake City Community
College offices and facilities will
be closed from Dec. 19 through
Jan.. 2 for the holiday season.
Upon return, late registration
will be from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in
Building 015 on Jan. 3-5 and
from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on
Jan. 6. All fees will be due at
3 p.m. at the end of each day.
You may also add/drop during
these dates,
For more information, contact
the Registrar's Office at

Student art show
on display at LCCC
The LCCC Student Art Show
is on display in the ALPAC
today through Sunday.
The gallery is open from
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Drawings,
paintings, graphic design and
photography (film and digital)
are on display.

Purple Heart organization
to reopen chapter

The Military Order of the
Purple Heart will be reopening a
chapter in Lake City on
Dec. 20. A military order of the
Purple Heart is inviting all Purple
Heart recipients in Columbia and
surrounding counties to join an
organization chartered by
Congress, exclusively for
combat wounded veterans.
Military Order of the Purple
Heart is also inviting spouses of
Purple Heart recipients to join
the Ladies Auxiliary Unit. Contact
Gary L. LaFaso, Sr. at (386) 497-
4819 or John Henry Douglas at
(386) 755-3016 ext. 3369.

Bridge class coming
early next year
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

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Musical Christmas with
Friends coming Tuesday
Eleventh Annual Musical
Christmas with Friends under
the direction of Harry Wuest,
LCCC band director, will be
performed in the Alfonso Levy
Performing Arts Center at
7:30 p.m Tuesday. Leilani Clark
will be featured soloist
accompanied by her dad, Dan
Clark. This event is free to the
public, so come share the
warmth of the season. For more
information, contact Wuest at
(386) 754-4373.

Newcomers to
put on luncheon
The Christmas Friendship
Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 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.

School board to meet
at Niblack Elementary
As a part of the
State-of-the-School visits,
Columbia County School
Board members and
Superintendent Sam Markham
will visit Niblack Elementary
School at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
These visits are open to the

American Lane Health
Fair coming Friday
A health filled afternoon with
your physician featuring
pulmonary function testing,
blood pressure reading, and
chronic pain, depression,
overactive bladder and erectile
dysfunction screenings will take
place from 3-6 p.m. Friday at
American Lane Circle. For more
information, contact your
physician's office.

AARP to meet Saturday
at Masonic Lodge
The regular monthly meeting
of the AARP Chapter of
Columbia County will be at
11 a.m. Saturday at the
Masonic Lodge on McFarlane
Avenue. This will be its
Christmas party, come join us
for a great time. Each person

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should bring a covered dish and
a gift not to exceed $5 marked
for a male or female. The
meetings are always on the
second Saturday of each
month. Mark your
calendars and join them for
some food, fun and fellowship.
Everyone is invited.
For more information, phone
Jean at 755-0386, or Hazel at

Garden Club to host
holiday house in Lake City
The Dogwood Circle of the
Lake City Garden Club will be
hosting a Holiday House from
noon-4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at at the home of
Marilyn and Gary Hamm,
921 S.W. Ridge St., Lake City.
The $5 tickets are available at
the Lake City Chamber of
Commerce or at the door. The
beautiful new home will be
decorated with a Christmas
theme throughout and some
extra items will be available for
purchase at a bazaar.
For more information,
contact Ann Opgenorth at
or at 755-6911.

Museum to host butterfly
training session Saturday
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. Saturday.
Both adult and junior
volunteers, ages 13-17, are
needed for various volunteer
opportunities. 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
For more information or to
R.S.V.P., contact Tori Derr,
(352) 846-2000, ext. 206.
R.S.V.P. by Thursday.

Dream Machine ride
coming Saturday
The fourth annual Christmas
Dream Machine Toy Ride will
meet at noon and leave at
1 p.m. Saturday starting at S&S
at U.S. 441 North and 1-10.
Police will escort the ride
through the Lake City Mall. All
motorcycles are welcome.
Bring a new and unwrapped
toy or a cash donation. There
will be a 50/50 drawing and
door prizes. For more
information, call Cookie at
362-6529, or e-mail

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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.
For more information, contact
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

Ornament class coming
to Stephen Foster
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

Tae Kwan Do
class offered
The Lake City-Columbia
County Parks and Recreation
Department will host Tae Kwan
Do classes that will meet from
6:30-8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday and is open to any-
one age 8 and older. Cost is $40
per month..Instructors will be Jeff
Foster and Teresa Bume, master
and certified instructor in Tae
Kwan Do. For more information
or to register, call Heyward
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CDC: Deadly bacterial illness

builds resistance to antibiotics

Associated Press
ATLANTA - A deadly bac-
terial illness commonly seen
in people on antibiotics
appears to be growing more
common - even in patients
not taking such drugs,
according to a report
published Thursday in a
federal health journal.
In another article in the
New England Journal of
Medicine, health officials said
samples of the same
bacterium taken from eight
U.S. hospitals show it is
mutating to become even
more resistant to antibiotics.
"I don't want to scare
people away from using
antibiotics. ... But it's
concerning, and we need to
respond," said Dr. L. Clifford
McDonald, an author of both
articles and an epidemiologist
at the federal Centers for
Disease Control and
"Hospitals need to be
conducting surveillance and
implementing control meas-
ures. And all of us need to
realize the risk of antibiotic
,use may be increasing" as the
bacteria continue to mutate,
McDonald said.
The bacterium is
Clostridium difficile, also
known as C-diff. The germ is
becoming a regular menace
in hospitals and nursing
homes, and last year it was
blamed for 100 deaths.during
18 months at a hospital in
Quebec, Canada.
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C-diff act up right now, we
don't know," McDonald said.
The article published in the
CDC's Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Report
focused on cases involving
33 otherwise healthy people
that were reported since 2003
in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New
Jersey and New Hampshire.

Most of the
33 hadn't
been in a hos-
pital within
three months
of getting
sick, and
eight said
they hadn't
taken any
antibiotics in
that span.
C-diff is
found in the
colon and can
cause diar-
rhea and a
more serious
condition known

twins when she first went to
the emergency room with
symptoms. Despite treatment
with antibiotics
considered effective against'
C-diff, she lost the fetuses and
then died.
Ten of the 33 were
otherwise healthy pregnant
women or women who had

"I don't want to
scare people
away from using
antibiotics ... But
it's concerning,
and we need to

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epidemiologist at the federal
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention

as colitis. It

is spread by spo4es in feces.
The ,spores are difficult to
kill with most conventional
household cleaners. Even
washing your hands with an
antibacterial soap doesn't
eliminate all the germs.
C-diff has grown resistant
to certain antibiotics that
work against other colon
bacteria. The result: When
patients take those
antibiotics, particularly clin-
damycin, competing bacteria
die off and C-diff explodes.
One of the 33 patients in
the report died - a 31-year-
old Pennsylvania woman who
was 14 weeks pregnant with

given birth
who had had
hospital stays.
The rest were
people in the
area who had
not been in a
hospital in the
three months
before their
The New
Journal of

Medicine article looked at C-
diff samples taken between
2000 and 2003 from eight hos-
pitals in six states - Georgia,
Illinois, Maine, New Jersey,
Oregon and Pennsylvania.
The researchers found that
a virulent strain of C-diff
rarely seen before 2000
accounted for more than half
of the samples taken in the
hospitals. What's more, the BI

strain - as it is called -
seems to have built
resistance to two of the
newest antibiotics in the
fluoroquinolones class
commonly used in hospitals.
Much of the data was
presented at a scientific meet-
ing in Boston last year,
McDonald said.
Another NEJM article
looked at the occurrence of C-
diff in 12 hospitals in Quebec.
Researchers counted 1,703
patients with C-diff illnesses,
and 422 died within 30 days of
Exposure to fluoro-
quinolones and other antibi-
otics was clearly a risk for
patients, according to the
Canadian researchers who
wrote the article.
Doctors watching for C-diff
in hospitals and nursing home
patients need to look for it in
other patients as well,
McDonald said.
Patients need to be wary
too. "If you have severe
diarrhea, seek attention from
a physician," he said.


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career in addiction psychiatry

Associated Press

LEBANON, N.H. -To help
substance abusers overcome
their addictions, Dr. Matthew
Hopkins keeps an unusually
frenetic schedule: four jobs at
three workplaces in two states.
The 38-year-old psychiatrist
loves working with patients
other doctors can't stand: alco-
holics and drug addicts prone
to manipulation and lying. "I
just look at it as a symptom of
their disease and try to fix it,"
he said. "I see the person
behind the addiction."
He also sees himself.
When patients tell him,
"Doctor, you have no idea how
bad this is," Hopkins answers:
"Actually, yes I do."
A few years ago, Hopkins'
schedule included covering up
his own alcoholism and abuse
of prescription drugs.
"It becomes a 24/7 job, fuel-
ing this addiction and creating
an appearance of normality,"
he said. "I got very good at it,
but eventually it all came
crashing down and I started

doing crazy stuff."
That "crazy stuff' included
lying to his own psychiatrist to
get prescriptions and writing
fake ones when she eventually
cut him off. He got caught
when a pharmacist who
worked at two drug stores
noticed him filling
prescriptions under different
The day he was called to the
legal office at Dartmouth
Hitchcock Medical Center in
May 2003, Hopkins was sure
his life was over. He was going
to lose his license, maybe even
go to prison. His wife would
leave him. His friends and col-
leagues would abandon him.
He confessed everything on
the spot.
"It wasn't me," he said. "I
don't lie to people. In areas
other than that, I don't lie. It
made me hate myself."
Though he didn't expect to
get a second chance, Hopkins
got one through the New
Hampshire Medical Society's
Physician Health Program.
The program, which exists in
some fashion in every state,

Pharmacists disciplined

for not filling prescriptions

AP Business Writer

ST. LOUIS - Walgreen Co.
said it has put four Illinois
pharmacists in the St. Louis
area on unpaid leave for refus-
ing to fill prescriptions for
emergency contraception in
violation of a state rule.
The four cited religious or
moral objections to filling pre-
scriptions for the morning-
after pill and "have said they
would like to maintain their
right to refuse to dispense, and
in Illinois that is not an option,"
Walgreen spokeswoman
Tiffani Bruce said.
A rule imposed by Gov. Rod
Blagojevich in April requires
Illinois pharmacies that sell
contraceptives approved by
the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to fill prescrip-
tions for emergency birth con-
trol. Pharmacies that do not fill
prescriptions for any type of
contraception are not required
to follow the rule.
Ed Martin, an attorney for
the pharmacists, on Tuesday
called the discipline "pretty
disturbing" and said they
would consider legal action if
Walgreen doesn't reconsider.
At-least six other pharma-
cists have sued over the rule,
claiming it forces them to vio-
late their religious beliefs.
Many of those lawsuits were
filed by Americans United for

Life, the Chicago public inter-
est law firm with which Martin
is affiliated.
The licenses of both a phar-
macy and that store's chief
pharmacist could be revoked if
they don't comply with the
Illinois rule, Bruce said.

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Principal: Alberta

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Achievements: A/B honor

What do you like best
about school? Literature
and getting out early.

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about student: Jessica is
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When her goals are set she
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The 2005-06 Presidential Fitness Club at Lake City Middle School.
Their were 61 students who scored high enough to attain the
Presidential Level on the President's Challenge Fitness Test in
Physical Education.

Niblack Elementary SCHOOL PICTURES

* As a part of the State-of-
the-School visits, Columbia
County School Board members
and Superintendent Sam
Markham will visit Niblack
Elementary School at 10 a.m.
Wednesday. These visits are
open to the public.
* The car rider and bus rider
loading and unloading zone
locations will be changed
effective Dec. 5. Pupils should
have given their parents a
memo from the principle last
week detailing this change. The
car riders will be dropped off
Sand picked up behind the
school on LaRose Street where
the buss used to unload. The
bus riders will be dropped off
and picked up where the car
riders used to unload. In other
words, the locations have
swapped places. This is due to
safety issues.
* At the next PTO meeting
the Kindergarten pupils will be
presenting their annual
Christmas program. Everyone is
encouraged to come. The date
is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

* During the month of
October, pupils at Summers
Elementary were asked to write
about their favorite fun thing to
do in the fall. They responded
with a wide variety of activities
which included going to the fair,
jumping in piles of leaves,
participating in Halloween
events, camping and attending
football games. The overall
grade level winners were:
B.J. Wheeler; Kristine Wortman;
Nil Patel; A'Sh'ari Warren and
Marcus Elliott. Other winners
were: Brandon Thompson;
Kristine Akers; Ashton Lee;
David Huntzberry; Jamel
Jackson; Braxton Norton;
Cheyenne Johnson; Hanna
Perry; Abby Giles; Brittany Lee;
Raven Martin; Jemma
Thompson; Brianna Butcher;
Callie Winston; Kyle
Richardson; Haley Wheeler;
Rachel Bell; Kristen Fair;
Autumn Armijo; Brayden
Thomas, Corbin Wimberly;
Lauren Petersn; Devin
Dorminey; Anthony Picklo; and
Amber Bosket.

Columbia City
* Kindergarten enjoyed a
"Thanksgiving Celebration '
Feast" by making "Friendship
Soup." Everyone contributed by
bringing in a can of something
to share. The menu also
consisted of turkey, corn
pudding, fruit, roll and pumpkin
pie. We appreciate all the
parents that helped and
attended the feast.
* The Young Shoppers Club
Holiday Store is today-Friday.
The pupils took home budget
envelopes to help them plan a
shopping list and budget before
the holiday store opens.
Kindergarten, fourth-and-fifth
graders are scheduled to attend


Tiger Express
Once again, the prizes were awarded for winners of the 'Tiger Express.' From cash awards, to Tommy
purses, to free meals, oil changes, lubes and many more items, CHS students who are good readers,
attendees and have good conduct walked away with prize rewards. More than 20 students received
their prizes and many were repeat winners from the first six weeks. Many of the winners picked up his
or her prize live on the CHS morning news program, 'Eye of the Tiger' news.

on Tuesday and Thursday.
First-third-graders are
scheduled to attend on
Wednesday and Friday. They
have certain time on these days
as not to interrupt their reading
block times.

Catholic School
* Epiphany pupils council
will sponsor the annual "Toy
Drive" for Catholic Charities.
Supils are encouraged to bring
in new or slightly used toys.
Student council members will
deliver these to Catholic
Charities on Wednesday.
Parishioners who would like to
participate can drop off toys at
the school on weekdays during
the hours of 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
* Ms. Pattison's sixth grade
language arts class has
constructed a hydroponic
garden. Master gardener Bob
Heeke was on hand to assist
pupils with his knowledge and
guidance. Pupils planted
26 collard greens and lettuce
plants without soil. Sixth grade
will continue to maintain the
garden while keeping diaries of
their observations and writing
instructional essays to describe
the process.
* The annual Christmas
Program will be presented at
7 p.m. Dec. 15. Everyone is
invited to come out and enjoy
this performance.
* Epiphany parent
organization will have a meeting
at 5:30 p.m. today. All parents
are encouraged to attend.

* Mrs. Harlow's fourth grade
class recently enjoyed popcorn

and a drink while watching the
movie, "Sarah, Plain and Tall."
The class had completed
reading the book by Patricia
MacLachland, and the video
became on of their follow up
activities. Pupils enjoyed
making comparisons to today's
way of life, and the way in
which things have changed.
* Science is a very important
subject at Eastside. Fifth grade
pupils'in Laura William's class
have been very fortunate to
have a great instructor,
Professor Cheryl Boice.
Professor Boice teaches at
Lake City Community College.
Each week she takes time to
help students. Pupils really
enjoy the hands on activities,
and look forward to her visits
each Friday afternoon.,

Fort White
* Fort White Elementary's
fifth grade will have its annual
Spelling Bee. Fifth-graders
Valaria Hernandez, Jared
O'Steen, Destiny Kraves,
James Davis, Jacob Kuhr,
ArlieWilbur, Lucas
Higginbotham, Andrea
Figueroa, Brendan Womer,
Edwin Alexander, Emily Milton,
Kristi Rice, Robby Howell,
Tayler Terry and Steven
McMahon will compete in the
Spelling Bee competition. A
special thanks goes to our
sponsorJudi Johnson.
* Our kindergartners
performed at the November
PTO meeting dressed as Native
Americans. Each kindergarten
class made their own bread
and butter for a treat as a
culmination of their
Thanksgiving unit. The
kindergartners also dressed as
pilgrims for their Thanksgiving

* First grade's annual
Thanksgiving feast was enjoyed
by all. As a special treat, the
children were served butter,
which they made in class, the
students feasted on turkey and
all of the trimmings in their

Middle School
* Richardson seventh grade
honor roll pupils for the
second six weeks were as
follows: A honor roll; Cody Arsua;
Francis Diaz; Bethany Estevez;
Selycia Jones. A/B honor roll:
Summer Albritton; Sheneice
Baker; Felisha Barrett; Jordan
Bielling; Jaz'myne Bradley-
Maxwell; Mary Carmichael;
Cheyenne Dupree; Kyle Gamble;
Donna Granger; Lowell Green;
Lauren Hall; Sha'cara Highland;
Katie Hockett; Kelly Hockett;
Jordyn Home; Anthony Hughes;
Ricky McCormick; Kristin Norris;
Shayna Overstreet; Alexandra
Padgett; Ben Perry; Shelby
Williams; Tiffany Wilson; Leslie
Wood and Colby Craig.
* Eight-grade teacher, Mr.
Strattah, is doing a gem cutting
demonstration and displaying
various examples of semi-pre-
cious stones for his class. Ben
Avari's classes are studying
Egypt. Ms. Williamson's classes
are reading "Hoot" by Carl
Hiaasen. Pupils are covering
literature and Florida history by
studying the book. Mrs.
Strattan's Technology Club
made a movie for the student
body about the State-of-the-
Schools visit by the school board
and Superintendent Grady
Markham. Amber Thomas,
Chelsey Waters and Michael
Creach did a great job on the


* CCSB Technology Center
- Working with digital Images
training, 8-11 a.m.

* Elementary Principals -
Meetingat CQSB Administrative
Complex, Room 227, 8:30 a.m.

* Secondary Principals -
Meeting at CCSB Administrative
Complex, Room 207, 10 a.m.

* Niblack Elementary -
School Advisory Council
meeting, 3:45 p.m.

* LCMS - Falcon basketball
vs. Green Cove Springs,
5-6:15 p.m., Away.

* Falconette Dance Team
practice, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

* Summers Elementary -
Santa Shop, 5-8 p.m.

* Eastside Elementary--
Family Night at Moe's
Southwest Grill, 5-8 p.m.

* Melrose Park Elementary
- Crescendos in music room,
1:50 p.m.

* Fort White Elementary -
Fourth grade field trip to
Hippodrome in Gainesville.

* CCE - Fourth grade
Writing Workshop for parents,
7-8 p.m.

* RMS - Wolf Soccer vs.
Fort White, 5 p.m., Away.

* Blood Mobile at CCSB
Administrative Complex,
8 a.m.-3 p.m.

* Five Points Elementary -
Vital at V.A. hospital, 10 a.m.

* Learning committee
meeting, 2:30 p.m.

* Eastside Elementary -
Curriculum meeting, 2:30 p.m.

* Melrose Park Elementary
- Beginning Guitar in music
room, 1:50 p.m.

* LCMS - Girl's basketball
practice, 3:45-5:30 p.m.

* RMS - Wolf wrestling vs.
Episcopal at LCMS, 4 p.m.

* Niblack Elementary -
State-of-the-School visit,
10 a.m.

* FWHS - Band concert in
gym, 7 p.m.

* CCSB Technology Center
- Microsoft Word training,
12:30-3:30 p.m.

* Chrysalis Enrichment
Center.- Sixth grade pupils
present "The Boxing Day
Celebration" at The Chrysalis
Center Theater, 10:30 a.m. and
12:30 p.m.

* LCMS - Falcon basketball
vs. Orange Park, 5-6:15 p.m.,

* Falcon Soccer vs. Green
Cove Springs, 5 p.m.

* Falconette Dance Team
practice, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

* Eastside Elementary -
Christmas concert and PTO
meeting, 7 p.m.

* Melrose Park Elementary
- Sign Language Choir in
music room, 1:50 p.m.

* Santa Shop, 1:30 p.m.

* CCE - Kids
Chorale/Recorder Ensemble
Christmas Concert, 7 p.m.

* RMS - Wolf basketball vs.
Fernandina, 5 p.m., away

* Wolf soccer vs. Live Oak,
4 p.m., away

* Summers Elementary -
Band and Chorus Concert in
RMS Auditorium, 7 p.m.

* CCE - Columbia City

* PTO Young Shoppers Club

* FWHS - Club Days

* Eastside Elementary - AR
Goal parties.

* Special Olympics -
Hamilton basketball classic at

* Melrose Park Elementary
- Spirit Day

* Santa Shop,
9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.'

* PTO wrapping at Gleason

* LCMS - Girl's basketball
practice, 3:45-5:30 p.m.

1 Niblack Elementary -
Leadership meeting, 9 a.m.

* Summers Elementary -
Student of the month breakfast

* CCE - Columbia City

* PTO Young Shoppers Club

* LCMS - Girl's basketball
practice, noon-2 p.m.


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French engineer kidnapped in Baghdad

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Unidentified gunmen abducted
a French engineer as he was
on his way to work Monday in
Baghdad, police and the
French foreign ministry said,
the latest in, a wave of
kidnapping of Westerners.
The, trial for Saddam
Hussein resumed, and defense
attorneys walked out briefly
after judges on the Iraqi High
Tribunal refused to hear
arguments over the court's
legitimacy. The trial adjourned
until Tuesday.
Also Monday, the U.S. mili-
tary said a soldier assigned to
Task Force Baghdad was
killed ,when a patrol hit a
roadside bomb on Sunday.
Iraq!s army has launched an
operation in the Baghdad area,
including widespread deploy-
ment of troops and frequent
checkpoints, in preparation for
the Dec. 15 parliamentary elec-
tion, said Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz
Mohammed, head of opera-
tions at the Defense Ministry.
U.S. troops and Iraqi troops
also began an operation
Monday in Ramadi, 70 miles
west of Baghdad, to help
"neutralize the insurgency"
before the election, a
U.S. military said.
At least one Bradley fighting

An Iraqi youth passes by the house and car of Bernard Planche,
the head of mission for AACCESS NGO, a group that works on
U.S.-funded water projects, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday.

vehicle was destroyed when it
was hit by a roadside bomb,
but there were no injuries,
Iraqi police Lt. Mohammed
Al-Ubaidi said.
Operations wrapping up this
week along the Euphrates
River and in western Anbar
province have so far left
745 insurgents dead,
56 wounded and 1,766
detained, Mohammed said. He
added that 281 weapons
cashes have been discovered.
An Iraqi election official,
Ammar Kamil Ashur, was
killed and his assistant injured

Monday in Baqouba, a local
police statement said.
The kidnappers in three cars
surrounded the man as he was
getting into a car outside a
house in the wealthy Mansour
district of Baghdad, police
Capt. Qassim Hussein said.
The man was on his way to
work at the Risafa Water Plant,
in the center of the capital, he
A photo identification card
found at the scene was. for
Bernard Planche, the head of
mission for AACCESS NGO, a
group that works on

U.S.-funded water projects.
Traces of blood were also
found next to one vehicle.
In Paris, French Foreign
Ministry spokesman Jean-
Baptiste Mattei confirmed
Planche was the victim and
that he worked for a non-gov-
ernmental organization called
Mattei said the French
Embassy in Baghdad had
previously warned Planche of
the dangers he assumed "by
not taking the measures
essential to his security."
"He had been advised to
leave the country or, failing
that, to stay in touch with the
embassy," Mattei said, adding
that the embassy was in close
contact with Iraqi authorities to
secure his release.
French Prime Minister
Dominique de Villepin warned
French citizens not to travel to
Iraq. "It is categorically advised
not to undertake any such
trip," he said.
Saddam and seven co-defen-
dants are standing trial for the
1982 killing of more than
140 Shiites after an assassina-
tion attempt against the former
president in Dujail. The first
witness took the stand to
testify that Saddam's agents
carried out random arrests,
torture and killings in an Iraqi

Strong earthquake hits east Africa; at least two dead

Associated Press
powerful earthquake Monday
toppled dozens of homes and
buried children in rubble in
eastern Congo, killing at least
two people in a region already
beset by chronic violence and
grinding poverty.
The quake, with a prelimi-
nary magnitude of 6.8, struck
at 2:20 p.m. (7:20 a.m. EST)
and was centered beneath
Lake Tanganyika' on the
Congo-Tanzania -border,
about 60,0,miles southwest of
Nairobi, Kenya, the U.S.
Geological Survey said on its
Web site.
"Dozens of houses have
collapsed, several children
were buried by, the roofs of
their,houses," said Dr. Jean-
Donne Owali, a Congolese
humanitarian worker in the
lakeside city of Kalemie,,
Congo, about 35 miles from,
the epicenter.
Owali said at least two.
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his clinic. He said he saw
children bleeding from head
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mud-and-thatch horn As
collapsed. :
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Bonnardeaux said a child was
killed in the city when two
houses and a church "crum-
bled." Three people were
wounded. It was not immedi-
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of the two people Owali
reported killed.
SBonnardeaux said most of
the injuries in the area were
from falling zinc and- steel
roofs. The desperately poor
region also has camps for
tens of thousands of refugees
from wars and economic col-
lapse in Congo and Burundi.
The quake sent panicked
people running from
buildings in Kigoma, the

main Tanzanian transport
hub on the shores of Lake
Tanganyika about .90 miles
from the epicenter, said
regional commissioner
Elmon Mahawa. Authorities
were waiting for police sta-
tions in remote parts of the
country to report on any
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was located about six miles
underground and shook
Nairobi and the Kenyan
coastal city of Mombasa. It
was also felt on the shores of
Lake Victoria, Africa's largest
lake, and in Tanzanian towns
bordering Zambia and
Malawi, Tanzania's meteoro-
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said by phone from the
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town of Uvira, said the quake
lasted 30 seconds. 'The build-
ings shook quite strongly. We
have no reports of deaths so
far," he said.
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of Burundi, an Associated
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waves of the quake.
The region is located along
the Great Rift Valley, which
runs for 3,000 miles between
Syria and Mozambique. In
January 2002, a volcano
erupted along the fault in,
eastern Congo,; forcing so'nme'
300,000 people to ,flee and
destroying the homes of
120,000. An estimated
100 people were killed.

Rescue workers and police work at the site of a suicide bomb
attack in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya, on Monday.

Islamic Jihad suicide

bomber kills five

Associated Press

NETANYA, Israel - The
first thing they noticed was the
bulging black bag he was car-
rying. His jittery behavior and
rapid pace toward the busy
shopping mall added to their
Israelis outside the shop-
ping center in Netanya sus-
pected a Palestinian suicide
bomber was in their midst and
sprang into action.
A driver alerted police. A
police officer gave chase,
shouting 'Terrorist!
Terrorist!" A security guard
emerged from the mall and
shoved the attacker away from
a crowd and against a wall.
The quick response didn't
prevent the bombing Monday
- which killed five people,
including the guard, and
wounded about 40 - but the
toll would have been far higher
had the attacker managed to
enter the mall.
"If the bomber had gotten
in, the result would have been
much worse," said Police Chief
Moshe Karadi.
SIn a country hit by more
:than 100 suicide bombings in
tlh last five years - and a cit
that is a favorite target because
it is only nine miles from the

West Bank - security is
always tight. Guards check
everyone entering malls and
are constantly on the alert for
potential bombers.
The bombing was the fifth
since a truce took effect last
Islamic Jihad, a militant
group that has carried out all
five of the attacks, claimed
responsibility for Monday's
bombing, saying it was retalia-
tion for Israeli killings of the
group's leaders.
Israel and the Palestinians
are in the middle of election
campaigns, and more violence
could hurt both Sharon and
Abbas, who say they support
returning to the international-
ly backed "road map" peace
The blast shattered win-
dows and pocked the outside
of the brown multistory build-
ing. Pieces of concrete were
ripped off the facade, blood
stained the walls and debris
littered the sidewalk.
More than a half hour after
the bombing, one body lay on
the ground, its blackened legs
sticking out from under a blan-
ket, while another lay nearby
under a sheet. Emergency
workers rushed wheeled
stretchers with the wounded
toward ambulances.

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COUNCIL: Upgrades due

Continued From Page 1A

were stumped as to why the
elevator needed modification
since at 55 inches wide the
door was .wider than the
required 36 inches.
'The dates that are speci-
fied are the longest allowed
under the grant. Our intention
is to complete it sooner," Lake
City Manager Joe Cone said.
Cone said there seemed to
be a difference between the
Florida and federal
handicapped accessible laws

that the city was looking into
to see which one applied.
Council Member George
Ward asked if adopting the
resolution would bind the city
to perform repairs even if
they weren't necessary.
But adopting the resolution
is not a mandate if the items in
question are otherwise OK,
City Attorney Herbert Darby
said. The council approved
the resolution..

BUST: Police arrest five
Continued From Page 1A.

the sale of cocaine and
possession of cocaine with
intent to sell. She remained in
the Columbia County Jail on
Monday on a $15,000 bond.
Tolbert was charged with
sale of cocaine and resisting
arrest without violence, and
was in the Columbia County
Jail on Monday with a
$100,000 bond.
'This Task Force is always
out there and always working
on the drug trade in our com-
munity," said Columbia
County Sheriff Bill Gootee.
"Any way they can find,

expose and then arrest the
people manufacturing, selling
and using drugs, they will.
And I will continue to support
and encourage their efforts."
Gootee said he expects to
see more arrests soon, as the
Task Force is still working'
hard on related cases.
"Many times, we get new
information and identify new
suspects and then we start
the process over with search
warrants and arrests,"
Gootee said. "There is not a
time these investigations are
not collecting information."

PARADE: Rescheduled
Continued From Page 1A

for 7 p.m. today.
"We obviously apologize to
anyone that this will inconven-
ience, but we felt the best thing
to do was err on the side of cau-
tion," Campbell said. "Every sign
we saw indicated we would have
a tough situation at 6 or 7"
Monday night. "We also wanted
to give people time to make plans
one way or the other."
Campbell also acknowledged
the support received from the,
"City of Lakle ity,,, Lake, ity,
Police Department and Florida
Department of Transportation.
"We anticipated if we had to
change the dates, we would also

have to make changes to the per-
mits and everything," Campbell
said. 'To do this, all agencies
would have to give their blessing
to say they were OK with it. They
all worked quickly to make sure
(tonight) was a viable option for
Campbell said they had
received 90 entries for the
parade, but didn't know if all of
them would show for the
. rescheduled event.
".Athuglh. I do expect to have,
more (tonight) then ,we would
have had if we had the parade_
(on Monday). during the bad'
weather," Campbell said.

Area seniors prepare for

annual Christmas Party


A Christmas dinner -
with all the fixings, spiced
the opportunity to sit in a
young Santa's lap and col-
lect a gift will be the key
attractions when Columbia
County Senior Services has
it annual ROTC sponsored
Christmas Party Friday.
The Columbia Senior
Services ROTC Christmas
Party will take place from
6-9 p.m. Friday at the
Columbia County Senior
Services Golden Age
Recreation Center, 480 SE
Clements Place, behind the
Marion Street Department
of Transportation Office.
The event is for Columbia
County seniors who are at
least 60 years old. There is

"They're just all interacting with each
other and they all enjoy it."

- Carol Shanklin,
Columbia County Senior Services supervisor

no fee to attend and
Columbia County Senior
Service clients will be trans-
ported to the event with
agency transportation.
Carol Shanklin, a
Columbia County Senior
Services supervisor, said
the event has taken place for
more than five years.
"I've been here for five
years and they've done it
every year," she said. "It's a
yearly event."
The annual" event is
described as a community
event as parents of ROTC
cadets prepare the food and

the uniformed cadets escort
the seniors inside the facili-
ty, portray Santa Claus and
serve the food.
"... And the ladies just love
to be escorted in by those
young, ROTC officers in
their uniforms," Shanklin
During the event, seniors
get to sit on Santa's lap and
tell them their Christmas
wishes, have dinner with
friends and are given
Christmas presents.
"It's important to have
this event each year
because it brings the senior

population together with the
younger generation and lets
them interact," Shanklin
said. "I think all the age
groups love that. The
younger ones really enjoy
doing something for the
seniors and the seniors love
to be around the younger
people. They're just all inter-
acting with each other and
they all enjoy it."
The event is the formal
Christmas party for seniors
who normally attend the
center and its activities.
"The seniors like the
event because of the food,
dressing-up, sitting on
Santa's lap and the opportu-
nity to get out of the house,"
Shanklin said. '"They really
dress-up that night and they
all talk about getting to sit
on Santa's lap."

BISHOP: Woman was a pioneer in city, county

Continued From Page 1A

But that wasn't all.
"She was appointed to be
on the Florida Real Estate
Commission and also on the
Florida Board of Realtors.
She was the first woman
chairman of one and the only
woman to hold both," White
Bishop was named both
Lake City Board of Realtors
Realtor of the Year and the
Lake City Reporter Woman of
the Year in 1976 and former
Lake City Mayor Gerald Witt
declared Nov. 4, 1982,
"Virginia Bishop Day."
"In her later years she
would go to see people who
were caregivers, sometimes
just sitting with them so they
could go the grocery
.tore,.or get their hair .done,"
White said.
SBishop was appointed to
serve as Chairman of the
Columbia County 1976

Bicentennial Committee and
was.most proud of securing
funding and land to build the
Columbia County Public
Library main branch
building, White said.
SBut what Bishop is really
known for is being a friend,
her friends said.
"In her business and in her
personal life she was just a
super person and she was a
sincere friend," said Ann
Darby, a longtime friend.
"She was just an inspiration. If
she asked you to work on
something you just couldn't
say no because she always
did her part and that makes a
"Everybody loved Virginia.
She was really, really a sweet
person," Darby said.
Poole said he knew Bishop
for more than 25 years.
"She was a good friend.
She took time for others. She

had a good grasp of the com-
munity 'and" what it needed
and ho .to 'gb about getting
those things done and she
was a gdod coach in sharing
her taleAts. She shared her
talents with many other in
terms of her business expert-
ise," Poole,,said.
One of those Bishop
shared hei talents with was
Elaine Toler who bought
Coldwell Banker Bishop
Realty, Inc. from Bishop in
1995. Bishop stayed and
worked for Toler for a while
and even after she no longer
worked there , "she always
had time if you had a ques-
tion," Toler said\
"She had beed in business
a long time and was kind of a
pioneer. for. women. It was
unusual for women to be in
business," Toler said. "She
was very honest and hard-
working and very diligent."

But mostly those who
knew her speak of how
respected she was.
"Certainly her death is a
loss in the community in the
sense that she was one of the
matriarchs of the business
community," said Austin
Peele, an attorney who
worked with her. "She ran the
business and she had an
excellent reputation as a busi-
nessperson. She reflected
highly on her business."
Bishop had two children,
eight grandchildren and eight
Attorney Tom Brown grew
up with Bishop's son, Bucky
Bishop, and worked with
Bishop throughout the years.
"Virginia was a good busi-
nessperson," Brown said.
"She would always tell you
what was on her mind and
whatever she said she would
do, she would do."

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Tim Kirby
Sports Editor
Tuesday, December 6, 2005



Meet postponed
until Friday
Monday's girls
weightlifting match
between Columbia High
and host Fort White High
was postponed.
The match will be at
4:30 p.m. Friday and has
been moved to CHS.
Columbia's boys soccer
home match against
Gainesville High was also
canceled because of
weather threats. The match
has yet to be re-scheduled.
The Lady Tigers soccer
team made the trip to
Vanguard High in Ocala,
only to have the match
called because of lightning.
Columbia was leading 1-0
at 9:11 of the first half on a
penalty kick by Shelley
However, the game will
be replayed at 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 5.
Columbia High soccer
has a parents meeting at
6:30 p.m. today at the
school cafeteria.
Shafer resigns at
Webber University
Webber International's
head coach Rod Shafer has
resigned, effective Dec. 15,
the school's athletic
director said Monday.
Shafer has led the
Warriors football program,
which was 4-4 this \':: ir.
since it was created tour .:'
years ago.
"We have overcome an
amazing amount of hurdles
in building this program.
Webber is a unique place
and is a family. My leaving
has nothing to do with
anything that Webber has
Done or hasn't done,"
Shafer said.
He said the main reason
for leaving tas t: spend
more time with his son.
* From staff, Associated
Press reports.


* Columbia High boys
basketball vs. Gainesville
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6).
A Fort White High boys
and girls basketball vs.
Williston High, 8/5 p.m.
* Columbia High boys
basketball vs. Gainesville
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6).
* Columbia High girls
soccer at Gainesville
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-5:30).
* Columbia High boys
soccer at Eastside High,
7:30 p.m. (JV-5:30).
* Columbia High girls
basketball at Lake Weir
High, 5:30 p.m.
* Fort White High boys
soccer vs. P.K. Yonge
School, 7 p.m.
* Columbia High boys
basketball vs. Forest
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6).
* Columbia High boys
soccer vs. Leesburg
High, 7 p.m.
* Columbia High girls
soccer at Leesburg
High, 7 p.m.
* Fort White High boys
and girls basketball at
Branford High, 8/5 p.m.
* Columbia High
wrestling at Capital City
Classic in Tallahassee,
10 a.m.
* Columbia High girls
basketball vs. Suwannee

High, 4:30 p.m. (V-3).




Thomas Olmsted (left) and Daniel Roberts at a Columbia High football game in 2004.


Football, wristband

unite CHS classmates

*Troypunter pays
tribute to friend
serving in Iraq.
tkirby@lakecityreporter. com

Tiger teammates
and best friends,
separated by
thousands of
miles but connected by 100
Daniel Roberts is with the
United States Marine Corps,
,a guntruck driver stationed in
Ramadi at a place called
Hurricane Pointe.
SThomas Olmsted recently
Scom[plrted his senior year as
a'. punter for Troy University.
BEv special pernriissionn from
Troy head coach Larry
Blakeney, Olmsted wore a
wristband during the season
with Roberts' nickname -
'Tex" - printed on it, as a
tribute to his friend.
"It means a lot," Roberts
wrote in an e-mail from Iraq.
"We have always been good
friends and it is cool he
supports me in that way.
Right before I left for the
Marines, I got to see him play
as a freshman. I know he is
really doing great at Troy and
I am glad I had the
opportunity to see him play."
Roberts and Olmsted
graduated from Columbia
SHigh in 2002 and played
football together as Tigers.
Roberts joined the Marines
and Olmsted accepted a
scholarship to Troy.
"Iwanted to do something
for Daniel," Olmsted said. "I
never thought it was fair, him

over there fighting and nme:
;playing football. It started in
practice ntid'thin I began
wearing it in games. He
knows he's with me and I'm
with him."
Football is not front and
center for the troops
stationed in Iraq. Roberts'
group has twice been hit by
IEDs (improvised explosive
devices) since September.
The first hit only lifted a
humvee off the ground, but
the second hit was followed
by gunfire. The tires were
shot out and the vehicle was
riddled with bullets. The
machine gunner on the
humvee lost a thumb and
finger in the attack.

BAND continued on 2B

Daniel Roberts stands guard by his
humvee at Ramadi in Iraq.

Troy University punter Thomas Olmsted wears a wristband during
games with the nickname of close friend Daniel Roberts.

Just as


Bowl Championship
Series gets to gloat with
glitzy lineup, little griping.

* Polls, bowl games, page 2B.

Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - For once, the Bowl
Championship Series gets to gloat.
With a glitzy lineup that gives the
critics little reason to gripe, the BCS has
never looked better.
The Rose Bowl is perfect with
Southern California and Texas, the
nation's only unbeatens.
The Orange Bowl is a game for the
ages - and the aged - matching
septuagenarian coaches Joe Paterno of
Penn State and Bobby Bowden of
Florida State.
Notre Dame is back on the big stage,
meeting Ohio State in a Fiesta Bowl
soaked in tradition.
Georgia gives the relocated Sugar
Bowl a "home" team in Atlanta, facing a
West Virginia squad that even makes
the Big East look good.
Only Oregon has a case to complain.
"I certainly understand that there are
teams that are not in these four games
that have had a great seasons, as we
have every year," BCS coordinator and
Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg
said Sunday. "I must say that there's a
lot of consensus that we have quality
matchups among highly regarded,
teams in this year's BCS games."
Seemingly on a collision course all
season, USC and Texas will decide the
national title in Pasadena, Calif.
'They'do have the No. 1 team in the
'" tmuntry;, "Tex~ s codch Mack Brown
Said 'of the riu-tir- defending champi-
on Trojans. They've justblotr n out peo-
ple right and left, and that will be a chal-
lenge for us. But that's fun.
"For Texas not to be in the national
championship game for 36 years and to
see where (USC coach) Pete (Carroll)
has brought their program the last
three years, that's where we want to be.
That's where we want to go."
The BCS has been hammered in the
past for putting the wrong teams in its
championship games. Two years ago,
USC was left out and college football
ended up with two champs. Last season,
many felt Auburn should have played
USC for the championship instead of
The other common complaint is the
BCS doesn't create compelling
matchups beyond the title game. Well, it
' all worked out this season.
Yes, Texas and USC made it easy for
the BCS. But remember, in the pre-BCS
days the two superpowers would be
going separate ways for the postseason.
The Pac-10 champion Trojans and
Big 12 champion Longhorns can deter-
mine which team is best in the
Granddaddy of Them All.

Spurrier gets SEC coaching award
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier
was named Southeastern Conference
Coach of the Year by The Associated
Press on Monday in his first season
with South Carolina, guiding the
Gamecocks to a 7-4 record and their
first bowl bid since 2002.
Spurrier has been named conference
coach of the year seven other times -
1988-89 with Duke in the Atlantic Coast
Conference and five times with Florida
in the SEC, the last time in 1996.
The Gamecocks came into the sea-
son a combined 1-25 against Florida and
Tennessee since joining the SEC in
1992. Spurrier's team beat them both.

Postseason field taking shape in NFL

Indianapolis, division
champion Seattle first to
qualify for the playoffs.
Associated Press

The Indianapolis Colts are in the
playoffs, as if anyone doubted they'd
get there. So are the Seattle Seahawks,
who qualified before taking the field.
The unbeaten Colts won their 12th

straight game and clinched at least a
wild-card berth in the NFC by routing
the Tennessee Titans 35-3 on Sunday.
Indianapolis is the fifth team in league
history to start 12-0, and the first since
Denver in 1998.
The Seahawks clinched the NFC
West when Washington beat St. Louis
Moving into commanding positions
in their.division races were Cincinnati
- yes, the Bengals, who haven't had a

winning record since 1990 - and the
New York Giants.
The Bengals moved two games in
front of the Steelers in the AFC North
with a 38-31 win at Pittsburgh. The
Giants built a 17-0 lead and held on
against Dallas 17-10, giving them a
one-game edge on the Cowboys in the
NFC East.
Other first-place teams who won
Sunday were Chicago (NFC North),
19-7 against Green Bay; Carolina

(NFC South), 24-6 over Atlanta; and
New England (AFC East), 16-3 against
the New York Jets.

Colts 35, Titans 3
At Indianapolis, the Colts again
looked impressive as their quest for an
undefeated season continued.
Peyton Manning completed 13-of-17

PLAYOFFS continued on 2B

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TV Sports

7 p.m.
ESPN - Jimmy V Classic, Kansas vs. Saint
Joseph's, at New York
9 p.m.
ESPN - Jimmy V Classic, Michigan St. vs.
Boston College, at New York
8 p.m.
OLN - N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis
10:30 p.m.
OLN -Atlanta at San Jose
ESPN2 - PRCA, National Finals, fifth
round, at Las Vegas (same-day tape)
2:30 p.m.
ESPN2 - UEFA Champions League,
Chelsea FC'vs. Liverpool FC, at London


Bowl games

Tuesday, Dec. 20
New Orleans Bowl
At Lafayette, La.
Arkansas State (6-5) vs. Southern Miss
(6-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Dec. 21
UTEP (8-3) vs.Toledo (8-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Dec. 22
Las Vegas Bowl
BYU (6-5) vs. California (7-4), 8 p.m.
Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
Colorado State (6-5) vs. Navy (7-4),
10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Friday, Dec. 23
Fort Worth (Texas) Bowl
Houston (6-5) vs. Kansas (6-5), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
UCF (8-4) vs. Nevada (8-4), 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 26
Motor City Bowl
At Detroit
Akron (7-5) vs. Memphis (6-5), 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 27
Champs Sports Bowl
At Orlando
Clemson (7-4) vs. Colorado (7-5), 5 p.m.
Insight Bowl
At Phoenix
Arizona State (6-5) vs. Rutgers (7-4),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Dec. 28
MPC Computers Bowl
At Boise, Idaho
S Boise State (9-3)-4- E,:..r-.r ,*: e -. IB..LI'
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Alamo Bowl'
At San Antonio
Michigan (7-4) vs. Nebraska (7-4), 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 29
Emerald Bowl
At San Francisco
Utah (6-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-4),4:30 p.m.
Holiday Bowl
At San Diego
Oregon (10-1) vs. Oklahoma (7-4), 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30
Music City Bowl
At Nashville,Tenn.
Virginia (6-5) vs. Minnesota (7-4), Noon
Sun Bowl
At El Paso,Texas
Northwestern (7-4) vs. UCLA (9-2),2 p.m.
Independence Bowl
At Shreveport, La.
Missouri (6-5) Vs. South Carolina f7-4),
3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Peach Bowl
At Atlanta
Miami. (9-2) vs. LSU (10-2), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 31
Meineke Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
South Florida (6-5) vs. North Carolina
State (6-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Liberty Bowl
At Memphis,Tenn.
Fresno State (8-4) vs. Tulsa (8-4), I p.m.
Houston Bowl
TCU (10-1) vs. Iowa State (7-4),
2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Monday, Jan. 2
Cotton Bowl
At Dallas
Alabama (9-2) vs.TexasTech (9-2), II a.m.
Outback Bowl
At Tampa
Iowa (7-4) vs. Florida (8-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville
Virginia Tech (10-2) vs. Louisville (9-2),
12:30 (NBC)
Capital One Bowl
At Orlando
Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Auburn (9-2), I p.m.
Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State (9-2) vs. Notre Dame (9-2),
5 p.m. (ABC)
Sugar Bowl
At Atlanta
Georgia (10-2) vs. West Virginia (10-1),
8:30 p.m. (ABC)
Tuesday, Jan. 3
Orange Bowl
At Miami
Penn State (10-1) vs. Florida State (8-4),
8 p.m. (ABC)
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
Texas (12-0) vs. Southern Cal (12-0),
8 p.m. (ABC)

NFL standings


New England
N.Y. Jets



San Diego
Kansas City

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5 7
4 8
2 10t
12 0
9 3
3 9
9 3
7 5
4 8
4 8
9 3
8 4
8 4
4 8

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A417 219 240
.333 184 247
.167 143 264

1.000 366 162
.750 255 201
.250 239 319
.083 183 341

Pct PF
.750 327
.583 274
.333 161
.333 183

Pct PF
.750 310
.667 357
.667 301
.333 249


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Tampa Bay
New Orleans

Green Bay

St. Louis
San Francisco

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7 5
6 6
5 6
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7 5 i
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2 10 (
W L 1
9 2 (
5 7 1
4 8 (
2 10 (

x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Sunday's Gami
Miami'24, Buffalo 23
Minnesota 21, Detroit 16
N.Y. Giants 17, Dallas 10

.667 319 218
.583 253 205
.500 241 233
.455 229 246

.750 290 194,
.667 226 199
.583. 277 237
.250 183 295

.750 201 127
.583 219 273
.333 190 241
.167 239 242

Pct PF. PA
.818 296 208
.417 294 351
.333 239 302
.167 183 340


Chicago 19, Green Bay 7
Baltimore 16, Houston 15
Indianapolis 35,Tennessee 3
Cincinnati 38, Pittsburgh 31
Carolina 24,Atlanta 6
Tampa Bay 10, New Orleans 3
Jacksonville 20, Cleveland 14
Washington 24, St. Louis 9
Arizona 17, San Francisco 10
Kansas City 3 I, Denver 27
New England 16, N.Y.Jets 3
San Diego 34, Oakland 10
Monday's Game
Seattle at Philadelphia (n)


NBA games

Sunday's Games
Boston 102, New York 99
Seattle 107, Indiana 102
Phoenix I 12,Atlanta 94
Utah 98, Portland 93
Minnesota 85, Sacramento 77
L.A. Lakers 99, Charlotte 98
Monday's Games
San Antonio at Orlando (n)
Dallas at Chicago (n)
Minnesota at Utah (n)
Miami at L.A: Clippers (h)
Today's Games
Toronto atWashington, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Indiana, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Boston at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Denver, 9 p.m.,
Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
NewYork at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Cleveland at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m.
SL.A. Lakers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m.
Miami at San Antonio, 9 p.m.
Minnesota at Portland, 10 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
NewYork at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

College scores

Corngll 57, Lehigh 53
Holy Cross 71, Fordham 63, 20T
lona 68,Vermont 56
Pittsburgh 78,Auburn 41
Duke 77,Virginia Tech 75
Florida Atlantic 107, Jacksonville 104, 20T
Georgia Tech 63,Virginia 54
Louisville 67,Arkansas St. 55
Marshall 73,Youngstown St. 70
N.C.-Wilmington 60, Va. Commonwealth

Richmond 62, Prairie View 48
Chicago St. 75,Ill.-Chicago 74
Miami (Ohio) 75, Cent. Michigan 62
S.'. 'i:hr.:.-. 70, CS Northridge 48
-- UC Davis64, Stanford 58
UCLA 69, Coppin St. 57
Washington 99, Gonzaga 95


NHL games

Sunday's Games
N.Y. Islanders 2, Detroit I
Buffalo 6, Colorado 4
Vancouver 5, Boston 2
Monday's Games
Ottawa at Florida (n)
Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers (n)
Atlanta at.Phoenix (n)
Today's Games
Calgary at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Carolina at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Nashville at Washington, 7 p.m.
Calgary at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 pim.
SFlorida at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Boston at Colorado, 9 p.m.

1. Southern Cal
2. Texas
3. Penn State
4. Ohio St.
5. Oregon
6. Notre Dame
7. Georgia
8. Miami
9. Auburn
10. Virginia Tech
11. West Virginia
12. LSU
13. Alabama
14. TCU
15. Texas Tech
16. UCLA
17. Florida
18. Wisconsin
19. Louisville
20. Michigan
21. Boston College
22. Florida State
23. Oklahoma
24. Georgia Tech
25. Northwestern




APTop 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated
Press college football poll, with first-place
votes in parentheses, records through
Dec. 3, total points based on 25 points for
a first-place vote through one point for a
25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Southern Cal (56) 12-0 1,616 1
2. Texas (9) 12-0 1,569 2
3. Penn St. 10-1 1,483 4
4. Ohio St. 9-2 1,375 6
5. Notre Dame 9-2 1,327 7
6. Oregon 10-1 1,241 8
7. Auburn 9-2 1,221 9
8. Georgia 10-2 1,202 13
9. Miami 9-2 1,098 10
10. LSU 10-2 1,028 3
11. West Virginia 10-1 991 12
12. Virginia Tech 10-2 943 5
13. Alabama 9-2 813 14
14. TCU 10-1 790 15
15. Louisville 9-2 644 16
16. Florida 8-3 588 17
17. UCLA 9-2 542 11
18. Texas Tech 9-2 533 18
19. Boston College 8-3 410 19
20. Michigan 7-4 377 20
21. Wisconsin 9-3 325 21
22. Florida St. 8-4 296 -
23. Clemson 7-4 240 22
24. Georgia Tech 7-4 189 24
25. Iowa 7-4 86 25
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 66,
South Carolina 56, Boise St. 22, Fresno St.
18, Nevada 8, California 5, Northwestern 4,
UTEP 4, Minnesota 3, Nebraska 3, Toledo
3, Tulsa 3, Iowa St. 2, Navy 1.

Harris Top 25

The Top 25 teams in the Harris
Interactive College Football Poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through Dec. 3, total points based on 25
points for a first-place vote through one
point for a 25th-place vote:
Record Pts Pv
1. Southern Cal (99) 12-0 2,811 1
2. Texas (14) 12-0 2,726 2
3. Penn State 10-1 2,592 3
4. Ohio State 9-2 2,398 6
5. Notre Dame 9-2 2,295 7
6. Oregon 10-1 2,205 8
7. Auburn 9-2 2,085 9
8. Georgia 10-2 2,053 12
9. Miami 9-2 1,942 10
10. LSU 10-2 1,812 4
11. Virginia Tech 10-2 1,719 5
12. West Virginia 10-1 1,673 13
13. Alabama . 9-2 1,451 14
14. TCU 10-1 1,328 15
15. Texas Tech 9-2 1,147 16
16. Louisville 9-2 1,016 17
17. UCLA 9-2 1,004 11
18. Florida 8-3 1,004 18
19. Boston College 8-3 763 19
20. Wisconsin 9-3 675 20
21. Michigan 7-4 556 21
22. FLorida State 8-4 474 NR
23. Clemson 7-4 301 23
24. Georgia Tech 7-4 282 24
25. Iowa 7-4 132 25
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 87,
Fresno State 40, California 36,
Northwestern 30, South Carolina 30,
Boise State 26, Nebraska 10, -Tulsa 9,
Minnesota 6, Nevada 3, UTEP 2, Navy 1.

USA Today Top 25

The top 25 teams in the USA Today
college football coaches' poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through Dec. 3, points based on 25 points
for a first-place vote, through one point for
a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Southern California (55)12-01,543 1
2. Texas (7) 12-0 1,495 2
3. Penn State 10-1 1,424 4
4. Ohio State 9-2 1,300 6
5. Oregon 10-1 1,234 8
6. Notre Dame 9-2 1,219 7
7. Auburn 9-2 1,141 9
8. Georgia 10-2 1,097 13
9. Miami (Fla.) 9-2 1,075 10
10. LSU 10-2 1,002 3
11. West Virginia 10-1 959 12
12. Virginia Tech 10-2 955 5
13. Alabama 9-2 787 14
14. TCU 10-1 734 15
15. Texas Tech 9-2 636 16
16. Louisville 9-2 585 17
17. UCLA 9-2 531 11
18. Florida 8-3 530 18
19. Boston College 8-3 427 19
20. Wisconsin 9-3 399 20
21. Michigan 7-4 274 21
22. Florida State 8-4 256 NR
23. Clemson 7-4 191 23
24. Georgia Tech 7-4 114 24
25. Iowa 7-4 95 25
Others receiving votes : Oklahoma 45;
Boise State 26; Northwestern 24; South
Carolina 20; Minnesota 7; Tulsa 7; Fresno
State 5; Nevada 5; Iowa State 3; Nebraska
2; California 1; Rutgers 1; Toledo 1.


USA Today
Pts Pct
1543 .9955
1495 .9645
1424 ,.9187
1300 .8387
1234 .7961
1219 .7865
1097 .7077
1075 .6935
1141 .7361
955 .6161
959 .6187
1002 .6465
787 .5077
734 .4735
636 .4103
531 .3426
530 .3419
399 .2574
585 .3774
274 .1768
427 .2755
256 .1652
45 .0290
114 .0735
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1..Southern Cal 25 25 24 24 24 24
2. Texas 24 24 25 25 25 25
3. Penn State 23 23 23 23 23 23
4. Ohio St. . 22 . - 17. ... .22 ..... 22.'.: -22 ...22.
5. Oregon 21 15 21 19 21 21
6. Notre Dame 17 12 16 12 18 15
7. Georgia 20 22 18 16 14 18
8. Miami 18 19 17 20 19 17
9. Auburn 12 21 14 15 11 14
10. Virginia Tech 19 16 20 21 20 20
11. West Virginia 14 18 .19 18 16 19
12. LSU 16 20 15 11 13 16
13. Alabama 8 13 10 7 6 9
14.TCU 13 14 13 0 1 12
15. Texas Tech 10 9 12 14 12 13
16. UCLA 15 11 11 2 8 11
17. Florida 6 6 7 3 2 7
18. Wisconsin 9 3 9 13 15 10
19. Louisville 1 10 3 0 0 1
20. Michigan 7 4 8 . 17 17 8
21. Boston College 4 8 6 5 4 3
22. Florida State 0 0 0 1 0 0
23. Oklahoma 11 0 5 8 5 6
24. Georgia Tech 2 5 1 4 3 2
25. Northwestern 5 , 1 4 10 10 5
Explanation Key
STeam percentages are derived by dividing a team's actual voting points by a maximum 2825 possible points in the Harris Interactive
Poll and 1550 possible points in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Six computer rankings calculated in inverse points order (25 for No. 1, 24 for No. 2, etc.) are used to determine the overall com-
puter component. The highest and lowest ranking for each team is dropped, and the remaining four are added and divided by 100 (the
maximum possible points) to produce a Computer Rankings Percentage. The six computer ranking providers are Anderson & Hester,
Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin,, and Peter Wolfe. Each computer ranking accounts for schedule
strength in its formula.
The BCS'Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the Harris Interactive, USA Today Coaches and Computer polls.


Continued From Page 1B

Gathering for game-
watching in Ramadi is rare.
"We have one TV that gets a
few channels back in the States,
but we are usually too busy to
ever watch," Roberts said.
"Also, we are eight hours ahead
of the time in the States."
Roberts said he is stationed
with a lot of California guys,
who pull for Southern Cal.
"Every Sunday, me and my
friends try to get on the
Internet to see who won and
who lost Saturday's games,"
Roberts said. "If my Gators
win, I am usually in good spirits
Sfor the day. If they lose, oh well.
"It's hard to really care too
much when you are nowhere
around football. It means a lot
more when you are home."
Olmsted and Roberts grew
up together and began being
classmates at Summers
Elementary and carried on
through their CHS days.
There is some contact.
"We've talked a couple of
times through e-mail,"
Olmsted said. "We definitely
talk when we can. He has told
me some crazy stories. All you
can do is pray for him.
"He knew about the wrist-
band thing and I'm glad he,
liked the idea. I'm glad I did it,
for sure."

PLAYOFFS: Giants, Patriots, Bengals gain some breathing room

Continued From Page 1B

passes for 187 yards and three
touchdowns, giving him 25
this season. That extended his
NFL record to eight straight
seasons with at least 25
touchdown passes.
Edgerrin James carried 28
times for 107 yards and one
touchdown, becoming the
third-fastest player in league
history to 9,000 yards. He now
has. 9,067 yards in 93 games.
Eric Dickerson reached the
milestone in 82 games and Jim
Brown in 88.

Redskins 24, Rams 9

At St. Louis, Clinton Portis
ran for 136 yards on 27 carries
with a pair of touchdowns for
the Redskins (6-6). Portis ran
in untouched from 47 yards
for the game's first score and
Santana Moss' 30-yard catch
from Mark Brunell set up
Portis' second touchdoWn on
a 1-yarder.

Bengals 38, Steelers 31

At Pittsburgh, Cincinnati
rode Carson Palmer's three
touchdown passes and a
defense that forced four
Palmer threw scoring
passes of 43 and 6 yards to

TJ. Houshmandzadeh and
one yard to Reggie.Kelly. The
6-yarder to Hoishmandzadeh
put the Bengals up 21-14 mid-
way through the second quar-
ter and followed linebacker
Brian Simmons' interception.
Rudi Johnson ran 'for
Cincinnati's final two scores.
The Steelers dropped their
third in a row.

Giants 17, Cowboys 10

Although Jay Feely clanged
a 33-yard field-goal attempt off
the crossbar With 5:18 left,
New York's defense held on.
The Giants had four sacks,
forced two fumbles - includ-
ing one returned for a touch-
down by linebacker Antonio
Pierce - and intercepted
Drew Bledsoe twice.

Bears 19, Packers 7

At Chicago, Charles
Tillman returned one inter-
ception 95 yards to set up a
field goal, and Nathan Vasher
carried a fourth-quarter pick
45 yards for a clinching touch-
down as the Bears ended
Green Bay's domination at
Soldier Field.
The Bears got their first
home victory against the

Packers since 1993 and
extended their winning streak
to eight - their longest since
the 1985 Super Bowl team
started 12-0.

Panthers 24, Falcons 6

DeShaun Foster scored two
touchdowns and became the
first Carolina back to go over
100 yards this season while
helping the host Panthers
snap a three-game losing
streak against Atlanta.
Foster had 131 yards on 24
carries, and another 49 yards
on three catches.
Michael Vick finished 17-of-
35 for 171 yards in the air. He
was sacked five times, and
intercepted twice.

Patriots 16, Jets 3

Adam Vinatieri kicked field
goals of 21, 34 and 22 yards to
set a club record for points
with 1,134 - four more than
Gino Cappelletti.
Corey Dillon scored on a
1-yard run and Kevin Faulk
made three big third-down
catches for the host Patriots.

Chiefs 31, Broncos 27

At Kansas City, a favorable

replay ruling helped the
.Chiefs, who challenged the
spot on a run that appeared to
give Denver a first down near
midfield on fourth-and-1 with
2:01 left.

Chargers 34, Raiders 10

At San Diego, Drew Brees
threw two touchdown passes
for the Chargers, who won
their fifth straight.

Vikings 21, Lions 16

At Detroit, Brad Johnson
threw two touchdown passes,
Michael Bennett scored twice
and the Vikings won their fifth

Buccaneers 10, Saints 3

Ronde Barber intercepted
Aaron Brooks three times and
Chris Simms hit Joey
Galloway for the only touch-
down Tampa Bay needed at
Baton Rouge.

Jaguars 20, Browns 14

At Cleveland, David
Garrard threw two touchdown
passes in the second half and
made a crucial scramble for a
first down in the final minutes

as the Jaguars rallied for their
fifth straight win.
Rookie quarterback Charlie
Frye threw two touchdown
passes in the first half to
Braylon Edwards, but was
sacked five times in the
second half.

Dolphins 24, Bills 23

At Miami, Chris Chambers
leaped for his 15th reception
of the game, a 4-yard TD on
fourth down with 6 seconds
left for the Dolphins.
Chambers set Miami records
for catches and yards receiv-
ing with 238 against the
stunned Bills.

Ravens 16, Texans 15

At Baltimore, the Texans
blew another one when Matt
Stover kicked a 38-yard field
goal with six seconds left.

Cardinals 17, 49ers 10

At San Francisco, Kurt
Warner threw for 354 yards,
and Anquan Boldin turned one
of his 11 catches for 156 yards
into a 54-yard TD by breaking
five tackles, and Larry
Fitzgerald had eight recep-
tions for 129 yards for Arizona.

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cheer to homebound neighbors

DEAR ABBY: The holiday
season has begun and most
people have started planning
for family feasts, gifts, home
decorating and travel. Not
everyone, however, will be able
to leave home, enjoy a holiday
trip, or be with family and
friends. For many people who
are frail, elderly, sick and have
disabilities, the holidays mean
staying home without the
festivities enjoyed by others.
May I offer some simple
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holidays for our homebound
* One way to literally make
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homes. This can be extremely
helpful for someone who has
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bulbs in light sockets.
* Help with holiday decora-
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boxes could brighten their
* Give a holiday gift of non-
perishable food items. For eld-
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selection of teas or coffee
could be a "luxury."
* Check to see if the heat
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Many elderly people find it
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please reach out and make the
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DEAR LINDA: I hope your
suggestions will stimulate peo-
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help those who have difficulty
helping themselves. To your
terrific suggestions, I. would
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ultimate poverty. If you can,
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And if you're feeling lonely
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Holiday vacations can create a
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elderly, and those who are sick
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against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is December 6, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Personal Representative:
Tom W. Brown
Attorney for David F. Randolph
Florida Bar No. 0091332
Brannon, Brown, Haley & Bullock, P.A.
116 NW Columbia Avenue
P.O. Box 1029
Lake City, Florida 32056.
Telephone: (386) 752-3213
David F. Randolph 5018 NW 67th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32652

December 6, 13, 2005

Painting Service

Creative Interiors LLC
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 Site6 Built Sheds &
Decks from $1,895 (12X12)
Home Maint. & Improvements
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Call For Estimate 386-697-6765


Case No: 05-796-DR
Division: Family
TO: Lydia Saletto Ludlum
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage. including
claims for dissolution of marriage, pay-
ment of debts, division of real-and per-
sonal property, and for payments of sup-
port, has been filed against you. You are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to this action on Ste-
phen M. Witt, Petitioner's attorney,
whose address is P.O. Box 2064, Lake
City, Florida 32056, on or before De-
cember 15, 2005, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at Columbia
County Courthouse, 145 North Hernan-
do Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, ei-
ther before service on Petitioner's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida. Fami-
ly Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
DATED this 10th day of November,
Deputy Clerk
November 29, 2005
December 6, 2005

,T,,,!r- ,-


M.M. Parrish Construction Company in-
vites all subcontractors to submit qualifi-
cations and to bid (January) on a facility
for Hospice in Lake City. The project
consists of an administration building
along with a patient care center. All Sub-
contractors shall be properly licensed
and insured. We encourage interest from
MBE/WBE subcontractors and small
Qualifications are to be submitted on
M.M. Parrish Construction's form by
December 16, 2005. A company qualifi-
cation form can be obtained by contact-
ing our main office or by downloading it
Please direct all inquires to Doug Taul-
bee, at 3455 SW 42nd Avenue, Gaines-
ville, FL 32608, (352) 378-1571, fax
(352) 377-0669.
November 29, 2005
December 6, 2005
CASE NO. 2003-439-DP
A. S., (F) DOB:10-09-93
WHEREAS a Petition for Termination
of Parental Rights under oath has been
filed in this court regarding the above-
referenced childrenn, a copy of which is
on file with the Columbia County Clerk
of Court,
TO APPEAR before the Honorable Juli-
an E. Collins, Chief Circuit Judge, at the
Columbia County Courthouse, Lake
City, Florida, on the 21st day of Decem-
Yfer 2005, at 1:20 p.m., for a TERMINA-
SORY HEARING. You must appear on
the date and at the time specified.

Lawn & Landscape Service Land Services

Custom Cuts Lawn & Landscape.
Customized lawn care, sod, trim-
ming, design. Com. & Resd. Lic. &
insured. Call 386-496-2820 Iv msg.

Make your flower beds look like
new. Delivered & spread or just
delivery. 386-935-6595


Wash & Vac $ 25.00.
Total Works- $ 80.00.
We will come to you 386-965-4987

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

o 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


WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court at Lake City, Columbia County,
Florida, on this 18th day of November
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:Deputy Clerk
Kendra Hinton, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0593850
Attorney for the Department of
Children and Family Services
Child Welfare Legal Services
1389 W. U.S. Hwy. 90, Suite 100
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 758-1437
ACT, persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Court Administrator,
no later than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding, at 386-758-2163.
November 22, 29, 2005
December 6, 13, 2005
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of COLUMBIA County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in
COLUMBIA County, Florida, described
FL 32055
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be done,
to the highest bidder, or bidders, for
cash, at the west door of the Columbia
County Courthouse, 145 N. Hemrnando
Street, Lake City, FL 32056, on the 28th
day of December, 2005.
By: J.Markham
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding .should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceedings. If hear-.
ing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
Florida Relay Service.
December 6, 13, 2005

#1 IN BUSINESS 8RVICES nance, which title hereinafter appears,
Divorce, Bankruptcy, sume will be considered for enactment on sec-
RE Closings, Legal Forms -_-ond reading by the City Council of the
248 N Marion Av. 755-8717 City of Lake City, Florida, at public
hearing on December 19, 2005, at 6:30
p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters
To place your can be heard in the City Council Meet-
T inplace your g Room, City Hall located at 205
classified ad call North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Flori-
da 32055. Copies of said ordinance may
J -be inspected by any member of the pub-
71u-u ~ . lic at the Office of the City Clerk, City
7 5 5 Hall, located at 205 North Marion Ave-
nue, Lake City, Florida 32055, during
Lak Citer regular business hours. On the date, time
and place first above mentioned, all in-


terested persons may appear and be
heard with respect to the ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO: 2005-1049
The pubic hearing may be continued to
one or more future dates. Any interested
party shall be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of the pub-
lic hearing shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further notice
concerning the matter will be published.
All persons are advised that, if they de-
cide to appeal any decision made at the
public hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose,
they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made; which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be
based. In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, if any accommo-
dations are needed for persons with disa-
bilities, please contact Jan Wright, Of-
fice of City Manager, 1-386-719-5768.
City Clerk

December 6, 2005

010 Announcements

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Call this newspaper or Advertising
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020 Lost & Found

Female, gray Tabby. North of
Columbia City Elementary School.
Call 386-752-0069

LOST SOLID Gray Cat. on Nov 22
West side of Lake City.

060 Services

Lawyer? All Criminal Defense &
Personal Injury. *Accidents
*Injuries *Wrongful Death
*Felonies *Misdemeanors *DUI
*Traffic. A-A-A Attorney Referral
Service (800)733-5342 - 24/7.

CHILDREN, etc. Only one
signature required! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pmr) Alta Divorce.
LLC. Established 1977.

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
SGuaranteed Hometime
- Health & Disability Ins. Avail.
"*Life & Dental Ins. Provided
"*;401K available
* Safety Bonus
Call 800-874-4270 # 6
Highway 301 South, Starke, FL.


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

LINCARE, leading national
respiratory company seeks
friendly, attentive Customer
Service Representative. Phone
skills that provide warm customer
interactions a must. Maintain
patient files, process doctors'
orders, manage computer data
& filing. Growth opportunities
are excellent. Drug-free
workplace. Fax resume to
352-335-4959 EOE.

LINCARE, leading national
respiratory company seeks caring
Service Representative. Service
patients in their home for oxygen
and equipment needs. Warm
personalities, age 21+, who can
lift up to 120 Ibs should apply.
CDL w/DOT a plus or obtainable.
Growth opportunities are
excellent. Drug-free workplace.
Fax resume to 352-335-4959

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


Teeko Graphics, Inc. is currently
looking for an Order Processor.
Organizational/Computer Skills
and attention to detail is a must.
Starting pay is minimum wage.

Please fax resume to:
386-754-5557 or
e-mail to resume(S)

Growing Local Restaurant is
seeking management personnel,
willing to relocate. Highly
competitive wage based upon
experience, plus benefits.
Send reply to Box Send reply to
Box 04002, C/O The Lake City
Reporter, P.O. Box 1709,
Lake City. FL, 32056

and Duct Mech. needed
Full time with benefits.
Please call 386-454-4767

Classified Department: 755-5440


100 J0ob

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

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

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

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

Wanted Exp. Shop Technician
for construction/forestry
equipment dealer in the Lake
City, Starke, & Live Oak areas.
Competitive pay, benefits &
excellent training program. Call
386-752-9544 or fax to: 755-6882
or send resume to:
Industrial Tractor Co.
PO Box 2439 Lake City, 32056

Welding Craftsman/Foreman
*Need the Best of the Best+
Combination Craftsman/Foreman,
must pass Mig, Tig, and Stick
Test. Ability to read prints and
perform precision layout &
Millwright Work. Salary
commensurate with ability,
prefer individual
seeking long term career.
Call 229-244-6707

A/C Service Technician
Needed.Must have Driver
License. Will pay well
for productivity. (386) 752-8558
Bulk Tank and Refrigerated
Divisions. Performance based pay.
Experienced Operators. Independent
Contractors or Company Drivers.
CDL Instruction Program available.
Assistant Manager
Sunbelt Credit, a recognized leader
in the consumer loan industry, is
now accepting applications for the
above position. If you are dedicated
to excellence in customer service,
motivated by achieving results
through teamwork, and a positive
thinker with a drive to succeed, we
want to talk with you about joining
our team. Prior customer service
and or finance experience preferred.
Must have access to reliable
transportation for field collection
work. Competitive pay and
comprehensive benefits package.
Please Fax Resume to
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bookkeeper Needed
F/T position. Quickbooks
experience required.
Call 386-752-8558
Lake City now hiring. Some
woodworking experience
preferred. Starting pay $8.00 hr
Call 386-755-7220
Driver Designed Dispatch. FLA
ONLY/Flat Bed students welcome.
Home Every WeekEnd Most Nights
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.
Delivery Route Driver/warehouse
Person needed, F/T position. Class
B license a must. Salary plus Health
& Dental. 401K programs avail.
Call 386-754-5561

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.

TRANSPORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Graduate
Students. Bonuses Available.
Refrigerated Now Available.
(888)MORE PAY (888-667-3729)
Central Florida Local & National
OTR positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay & new
equipment. Need 2 years
experience.. Call Bynum Transport
for your opportunity today.

100 Job
100 'Opportunities

dispatch is 2,100 miles *3-Pay
Packages to choose from *Late
model Equipment *No Haz-Mat
*No East-Coast *100% No-Touch
Freight *Weekly Advances *Direct
Deposit *weekly (same week)
Settlements. Solos and Owner
Operators Welcome. Requirements:
I-year OTR verifiable experience,
CDL CLASS A Plus Safe Driving
record, ...Call Smithway Logistics,
'Inc. (800)282-1911 ext 115.

Dump Truck Driver, must be exp.
Clean MVR only need apply. Good
pay, Home every night. Call
386-752-6349 or 727-271-0162

Comm & Resi, SIGN-ON-BONUS.
Call for Interview 1-888-483-8823
or 352-237-8821. EOE/DFWP

Year round work.
Salary, housing & benefits.
Call 386-623-6129

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

Group Home For Sale
Fully equipped. Can be licensed
for 6 clients. Asking $150K OBO
Call 352-317-1323 or 352-338-2890
Help Wanted. Part time
sales associate. Apply in person
at Belles Pet Alley.

needed. Must have valid FL DL &
transportation. Previous exp. helpful
but not necessary. Pay based on
experience. Call 386-758-3995

Kennel Tech Position
Needed. Part-Time.
Hours will vary plus weekends.
Call 386-454-3647

Full Time at Night. Apply in person
at the The Health Center of Lake
City, 560 SW McFarlane Avenue,
Lake City, FL. Equal Opportunity
Employer/Drug Free Work Place/
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Local law firm needs experienced
Legal Secretary. Must work well
with others. Excellent benefits.
Immediate employment. Send
resume to Brannon, Brown, Haley
& Bullock, P.A., P.O. Box 1029,.
Lake City, Florida 32056

Local Mortgage Company
Looking for dependable employee
for entry level office duties. Mon-
Fri, opportunities for advancement.
Willing to train the right individual.
Please fax resume with references to
Flooring Measurer
Apply in person at Morrell's
461 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane.

Misc. Duties in Sewing Plant
P/T. Must be Bi-Lingual. 'Sewing
skills helpful. Haffner Enterprises.
Call 386-755-6481

Motivated Stylist needed for
upscale salon. Following preferred.
Exp. with Paul Mitchell a plus.
Chair rent or commission.
Call for interview. 386-755-1340
Heavy Haul,Class A CDL,
2 week turnaround,good pay,
Call Southern Specialized,LLC
Short Term & Long Term
Temp to Perm
Many different positions available!!
Call Wal-Staf Personnel
386-755-1991 or 386-755-7911

Need Stucko Contractor
For Large Job
Call 386-752-6450

Truck Drivers Wanted
CDL Class A required
3 years experience
Good Pay,.home weekends.

Connect With Some Extra Cash
During Your Winter Break!

ClientLogic is Hiring
^ i Temporary Call
em 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,
Christmas 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

io 0 Job
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
120 Employment


Is currently seeking qualified
applicants for a full time position
for the Orthopedic Practice. Must
be a graduate of an accredited
PA/ARNP program, currently
Florida Licensed as PA/ARNP.
Experience in an Orthopedic
Setting preferred. Shands offers
great benefits and competitive
salary. Apply on-line today at: or call
Bonnie Price, Human Resources
386-754-8147. EOE/M/F/D/V
Drug Free Work Place

MT/PT 3-11, 11-7
Part Time Weekends
Apply in person,
see Sharon-or Melves
Next new hired orientation
Macclenny Nursing & Rehab
755 S. 5th St.

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
Front Desk Receptionist; scheduling
appointments/tests, insurance
verification, etc. Knowledge
of Medical Manager required.
Busy OB/GYN office.
Multi-tasking necessary.
Please fax resume to 386-755-9217
Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
needed for IM/Gastroenterology
practice FT or PT. Salary
$70-$80K. Apply in confidence to:
PO Box 3009, Lake City, Fl. 32056
or fax to: 386-758-5987-
OB/GYN OFFICE looking for
front office clerk with exp. in
insurance, billing and collections.
Knowledge in the use of medical
software is required with Medisoft
and Lytec preferred. Fax resume to

170 Business
S Opportunities
"WE CREATE Millionaires"
proclaimed Success Magazine.
In 5 minutes you'll know how:
you earn $800/day? 30 Machines,
Free Candy All for $9,995.
(888)629-9968 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold!
All brands, soda, snacks, candies,
water. Great equipment & service!
Financing available w/$7500 down.
(877)843-8726 BO#2002-037.
Can you sell Real Estate?
Want Big Bucks?
Call 386-466-1104

Hae you been turned down fora bloan?
Do you need more than $S10,000 for any
reason? Are you paying more than 7 %
interest on another loans orcreditcards?
If you are a homeowner and answer-
ed "yes"to anyof these questions, they
can tell you over the phone and without
obligation if ou qualify.
. High credit card det? Less-than-perfect
credit? Self employed? Late house pay-
ments? Financial problems? Medical

Classified Department: 755-5440

bills? IRS liens?It doesnl matter!
If you are a homeowner with sufficient
equity, there's an excellent chance you
will qualify fora loan- usually within 24
You can find out over the phone-and
free of charge-if you qualify. Honey
Mae Home Loans is licensed by the
the FL Dept. of Financial
Services. Open7days a week for
your convenience.
1-800-700-1242 ext.233

(4) Men or Women for Sales Position
* Paid Insurance * 401 K Plan * Early Working Hours
* Advancement Opportunity * Demo Available
* No Sundays * 5 Day Work Week
Apply in Person to our Sales Manager
Eddie McCullough
:'. Hwy 129 North Live Oak
" . 386-362-1112

(240 Schools &
240 Education
CERTIFIED. Hands on Training.
Job Placement Assistance. Call Toll
Free (866)933-1575.
SERVICES, 5177 Homosassa Trail,
Lecanto, Florida, 34461.

310 Pets & Supplies
Pit Bull Puppy. 8 wks old,
Has shots & Health Cert. $200.
Call 386-755-0373
to a good home.
or 365-2163
ACA Registered. Health Certificate.
$500. Will be ready 12/24.
Call for more info. 386-758-8957
LOST SOLID Gray Cat. on Nov 22
West side of Lake City.
Shots, Health Cert,
Salt & Pepper. $350.
Call 386-755-3547

330 Livestock &
330 Supplies
FEEDER PIGS. 20Ibs and up.

402 Appliances
2 WINDOW AC units,
7000 BTU. Good Condition,
Looks good. $175.00.
Call 386-758-7591
Full Size Maytag
Neptune Stacked Washer/Dryer
Front Loader. $900
Call 386-623-4277

407 Computers
BRAND NEW Compact Presario
With Digital Camara.
$350.00 OBO.
Call 386-288-1118

408 Furniture


BEDROOM - 7 pc. Complete
Louis Philippe Cherry set!
Custom built, dovetail
double-glide drawers, hidden
storage w/felt lining. Brand NEW
still in boxes! Retail $5,200.
Sacrifice $1,400. 352-264-9799

2 MEDIUM Size Oak Chairs,
Like New. $7.00 Each.
Call 386-758-7591

Antique Mahogany Table
Drop leaf pedestal and 4 chairs.
Good Condition. $175
Call 386-752-5003
BED - $120 FULL Brand Name
Pillow-Top set. Brand NEW
still in plastic. Can Deliver.
BED-$140 A Brand new QUEEN
orthopedic pillow-top mattress set.
Still in plastic with warranty.
Can deliver 352-494-0333
3pc orthopedic pillow-top set.
Brand new, still in plastic!
Can deliver 352-376-1600
COUCH & Loveseat - Brand
Used! Still in package. Sacrifice
$595. Can Deliver. 352-376-1600
Couch, Love Seat with 2 recliners in
each,hunter green, over stuffed.
Large chair & ottoman, Like new.
$500.00. Call 352-339-0187,
Located in Ft. White

408 Furniture
Light color S49.00
Call 386-758-7591

Bluish gray, good condition.
$35.00. Call 386-758-7591

413 Musical
413 Merchandise
Excellent Condition
Call 386-752-7096

415 Photo
415 Equipment
Medium Format Camera
ex.cond. Bronica SQ-Ai w/80-mm
2.8 "PS", Prism finder, 120 back.
$1,400 Call 386-754-4280 or

416 Sporting Goods
Cross Trainer
Call 386-752-7096
POOL TABLE - Gorgeous Brand
new 8' wood table. Leather pockets,
Italian 1" slate, carved legs. Still in
Crate! Cost $4,500. Sell $1,350.
Can Deliver. 352-494-0333

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

440 Miscellaneous
16X7 Garage Door
Dented. $125 as is, or
$300 installed.
Call 386-754-9992
18 FT Round above Ground Pool. 2
yrs old, all parts, good liner, filter
system, with assories. $300 OBO.
Call 386-752-9931
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business.
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assistance.
Computer & Financial aid if qualify.
Gas Firelogs
Excellent Condition
Like new. $150
GAS for 2 YEARS!!!
Call The Guy in the Tie!

GUNSHOW: Dec. 10 & 11 @ The
Paramount Resort, 2900 SW
13th St. Gainesville. Sat 9am - 4pm,
Sun 9am-3pm. Call 904-461-0273
HOT TUB - $1,795. LOADED!
Never used. Waterfall, therapy jets,
LED lights, cupholders, 1 10v
energy efficient. With warranty.
Can deliver 352-376-1600
Full Light Pella, white, 36 inch,
Retail value $150.
Selling for $75.00 Call 755-0753
$2,795.00 Convert your LOGS TO
Norwood portable band sawmill.
Log skidders also available. -
Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.
Steel Buildings
Shops, Barns, etc. 24X30 to
100X200. Factory Discounts!
Will deliver and erect. JL Dupree
Construction. Call 386-754-5678

"Our Reputation is .. i P70105l
Built on Customer-
Satisfaction" AISC CERTIFIED

Lake City Correctional Facility is now accepting applications for
Non-Certified Correctional Officers
Qualified applicants must:
* Have a High School Diploma or GED
* Have a valid Drivers License
* Have taken the BAT (Basic Abilities Test) and have the results
when application is completed
* Be able to pass a background screen
* Be able to pass a drug test
* Be able to work any shift and overtime as needed
Openings also exists for:
Maintenance Worker
Part Time Certified Corrections Officer
Psych Specialist
Safety Manager
Assistant Shift Supervisor

Applicants may apply online at or in person at
7900 E. US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 755-3379 * (386) 752-7202 (FAX)
Equal Opportunity Employer M/FV/I)

C''As seen ,


(800) 794-7310

J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW
for Structured Settlements!'

Homeowners wiTFi money worries
may qualify for low-interest loans

440 Miscellaneous
Call 386-752-7096

4 0\ Good Things
450 to Eat

Pies For Any Occasion
Variety of Flavors
Call New # 386-288-3723
Beans. Blanched & Frozen. 10lbs
bags $18.00, other vegetables avail.
Place your order now for pick on
December 16th & 17th.
Wainwright Farms 904-964-7835.
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. Also available Tomatoes at
same location. 2738 CR 252
Lake City, FL 32024. 386-963-4138

463 Building
463 Materials
Buy Direct From Manufacturer. 20
colors in stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free (888)393-0335.

520 Boats for Sale
1991 PROLINE 26', Full cabin,
2003 Twin 130 HP Honda 4
Stroke.less than 75 hrs, dual axle
trailer, electronics & accessories,
new striping, 150 gal. gas, ready to
go. $23,500. call 386-752-1596

Mobile Home
620 Lots for Sale
.64 Acre Manufactured Home Lot
in S/D on paved Cul-de-sac, septic
& well. $23,900. $5,400 down &.
$180/mth. (727)374-3931

Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
3br/2ba, DWMH Approx. 1 acre
private. Situated on my horse ranch.
7 miles from city center. $800/mth.
1st, last, & security 386-752-5239
IN PARK Mobile Homes for Rent
2BR/2BA 1st & sec. required.
Applications & references required.
386-719-2423 "
Starting $400 month, Beautiful
Pond setting, w/trees. CH/A, Cable
avail. No pets. Call 386-961-0017

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 386-3974960
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!
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
$500 DOWN
CALL 386-752-7751


640 Mobile Homes
6 for Sale
CALL BILL 386-288-8537
CASH DEALS. We Love Em! We
will give you the very best pricing
in North Florida on hew or used
manufactured homes! 800-769-0952
YOU! CALL STEVE 386-365-8549
CALL 386-752-7751

650 Mobile Home
& Land
1981 3/2 24X60 On 1/2 acre.
Owner Financing. 47S to King Rd
to Precision Loop 386-867-0048
3/2 DW. A/C on 1.5 acre lot
in Worthington Springs
Call 386-466-1104

4 BEDROOM 2 bath
home on land. Must sell.
In Beautiful Deer Creek -
Only & $774 per/mth
Call Bill 386-288-8537
Brand New 2280 Sqft 4/2
w/ concrete foundation, driveway &
walk, deck & more. $134,900.
Close in. Gary Hamilton
Gall 386-758-6755
FSBO Like New 3/2 Singlewide -
on 1/2 acre in quiet neighborhood
close to town. Owner will finance.
Call. 386-754-8436

Hand} man Special
3/2 DWMH on Gorgeous Oak
Shaded 5 acres, Owner Financing.
Zero down, $1,285 mth. $125K..
Call 352-215-1018
Packages while they last.
Call Ron Now!

7 0 Unfurnished Apt.
10 For Rent
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
All very nice.
Convenient location.
Call 386-755-2423
1 Bedroom Loft Apartment
Available at Waynes.RV Resort.
SCall for more information
1, 2, and 3 BR include MW, DW,
pool, fitness center and more.
Close to e\ er\ thing. Call Windsong
today) 3Sf-758-8455
IBR/IBA Apil Fenced Yard.
Washer. Dner. Sto'.e Refrig, Lawn
Maint. \\ aer:.Sea age & Garbage
p/up included. $425 mth, 1st, last, &'
Sec/Dep. required. Call Richard,
Licensed Real Estate Agent.
Newly Renovated, 2 Bedrooms
Stanini at $525 mih
Plus secuni). Pets allowed w '.fee.
Call Lea.386-752-9626

0 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
3 BR/1.5 BA, 1200 sqft.
Storage shed & lawn maint. inc.
No Pets. $800 mth. 1st, last, & $50I0
Sec/dep required 3S6-755-3633
3/2, :.'5(" sqt. on cul-de-sac in
Woodha\en S D. CH/A. fireplace
& fenced bjck\ard. %5,0,/'mth +
Sec. 386-623-7400 or 386-623-1628
3BR/2BA Brick Home Near V'A
Large fenced ) ard i/\washer &
dryer, stove, refrig, lawn, maint., &
garbage p/up included. $850 mth.
1st, last & Sec/Dep. req Call
Richard, Licensed Real Estate
Agent Call 3S6-S67-1414
BRAND NEW 4 & 3 Bedroom
Homes \nih 2 Car Atached Garage
on Huge Lots Located on Countr).
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
HOMES FROM $199/mo.
4% Down. 30 \ears at 5.5%
l-3br Foreclosures! For listings
1-800-749-8124 ext. F388
Mini Ranch in quiet sub. 3BR/2BA
w/garage & pole barn. Close to
Lake City. 1st & sec..$1,1400 mo.
Call Jimm\ at 954-433-4370!t.

750 Business &
'JU Office Rentals
Complete Office w/Warehouse in
good neighborhood. Great Location!
Must See'S550r mth
Call Lea 386-752-9626
Medical Office Space for Rent
in Live Oak. Office has 2,10 sqft, 2
waiting ateas & 8 exam rooms:
Lease for $1.850 mth. Contact
Poole Realiv 386-209-1766
New Office Space For lease
with Baya frontage
900 sqft $750 mth
Call 386-752-4072

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
5 acre home sites. $74,900
Call Chad Stewart 386-867-1782 or

810 Home for Sale
$20,000! 3BR/2BA
FOR LISTINGS 800-749-8124
EXT. H411
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

FOR SALE by-Contractor:
3/2 all brick home with hany
upgrades and city water on 1/2 acre
lot in upscale subdivision close to
town. Call Woodman Park Builders,
Inc. 386-755-2411 CB-C058182
3BR/2BA, 1,380 sq ft. (Heated)
Will not last at this price, $149,900
Call 386-754-5678

820 Farms &
5 Ac. Westwind S/D $135K
1/2 ac. Emerald Cove S/D $69K
Both in Lake City
Call 352-356-1715
5 Acres in Ft. White. Hwy 18 Rd
Fiontage, wooded w/well & septic.
Partially fenced. Great private
homesite: Call 910-425-8745

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

830 Commercial
9O30 Property
Hwy 90 & Cole Terr.
5000 Sqft Restaurant on 1.7 acres.
$1.7 M, Serious inquiries only

0 Out of Town
840 Property
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre mountain
view and-riverfront homesites from
the $60s. Gated community, custom
lodge. Near natural hot springs.
Don't miss out! Call (866)292-5762.

MOUNTAINS Homes; Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
Call for Free Brochure
Property For Sale One hour west of
Atlanta in Piedmont, AL Great for
enjoyment or investment 19.5 acres
$6,142 down $510/Monthly.
Information Call -
Glenn (850)545-4928.
MOUNTAIN, Western NC. Easy
Access, Paved Roads, Privacy,
Gated, Awesome views! Acreage
w/creeks & log cabin shell from
$89,900. Financing Available.
1/05/06: Provides good income &
fantastic wildlife habitat. +/-
1574.44 acres offered in three tracts,
mineral rights included.
(406)485-2399 or (406)485-3698
'SALE Near Chattanooga. Beautiful
:new lakeside community. 1 to 5
acre homesites from the $40s.
Limited number of private boat
: slips. Call for appt. (866)292-5769.
North Carolina Where there is: Cool
Mountain Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage. CALL
(800)642-5333. Realty Of Murphy
S317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.

Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one lener [o each square,
to form four ordinary words.

850 Waterfront
WALKS. $625,000.00

COASTAL LIVING at it's Best-
Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Homes and homesites.
SCALL NOW! (800)682-9951
Coastal Carolina Lifestyle Inc
Large wooded water access, marsh
view, lake front, and golf oriented
homesites from the mid $70's
Live oaks, pool, tennis, golf.
2. Lake View Bargains! Water
access from $34,900 w/ FREE Boat
Sat & Sun 12/10 & 12/11.
Huge pre- construction savings
on beautifully wooded parcels at
34,000 acre lake in Tennessee.
Enjoy unlimited water recreation.
Surrounded by state forest.
Lakefront available.
Excellent financing! Call now
(800)704-3154 x 701.
On the Tennessee/ Kentucky border.
1 to 6 acres from the $40s.
Incredible lake & sunset views.
Own a private lakefront retreat -
call today. (866)339-4966.
Lakefront Community 1.5 acres
plus,.90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development discounts,
90% financing.
Call (800)709-5253.
Land Sale! Direct Waterfront
parcels from only $9,900! Cabin
Package from $64,900! 4.5 acres
suitable for 4 homes and docks only
$99,900! All properties are new to
the market! Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext. 8.

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
2000 FatBoy-Corbin Seat, lots of
Chrome, garage kept, just serviced,
new brakes, 36K miles. Exc. Cond.
$14,000. Call 386-961-8208

940 Trucks
4 cylinder, runs & looks good, great
gas mileage, black, $1,400 OBO
Call after 4:00 p.m. 719-4802

950 Cars for Sale

1997 Chevy Lumina.
All the bells & whistles. Power
everything. 56K miles.
One owner. Excellent Condition
Great Buy @ $4,995. OBO
Call 386-961-9508 After 6:00 or

*Hondas from $500*
Police Impounds!
For listings call
1-800-749-8116 ext A760
05 CHRYSLER Pacifica
Low Miles. Like New!
Must See!
Call Brad 386-755-3444
05 P.T. Cruiser
Clean, Low Miles!
Call Brad for more info
05 SEBRING Convertible
Like New
Call Bill

1994 Mitsubishi Galant LS
MUST sell for payoff.
$1,200 OBO
Call 386-697-1923

1954 Chevrolet
4 door, driveable, needs restoring.
$2,100 firm
Call 386-752-0013
Low Miles, $1,000 OBO.,
Call after 6:00 P.M.
by Henri Arnold and Mike Argirion

952 Vans & Sport
952 Util. Vehicles
01 JEEP Cherokee
priced too low to advertise.
Call Brad for more info
34,000 miles
Call 386-755-3444
04 JEEP Liberty 4x4 Diesel
Super Fuel Mileage
Call Bill
04 JEEP Rubicon
Ultimate Off Road Package
Low Miles
Call Bill 386-755-3444
To many to list.
Call the Guy in the Tie!
Call the Guy in the Tie
Financing Available

S Ile Leis "Write
Clasiried Ad

Advertise It Here!

Advertise your car, truck, motorcycle, recreation vehicle or boat her for 10 consec-
utive days. If your vehicle does not sell within those 10 days, for an additional $10
you can place your ad for an additional 10 days. A picture will run everyday 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!


2004 Ford F150
$18,500 OBO
Black, 38,000 miles,


1 Bath item
4 It may be read
8 Amts. of oil
11 Rowboat need
12 Misstated
13 Blacken
14 Cry of discovery
15 Writes more
16 Fateful date
17 Computer guru
19 MIT grad
21 Changed
hair color
22 Single time
25 Tomato jellies
29 "Norma -"
31 Host's plea
34 Zenith rival
35 Travel
36 Senate votes
37 Above,
to a bard
38 Help
with a heist
39 Annapolis grad
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Bear 400
$3,000 Firm
With utility trailer.

Valuable wood
Stray dog
Fritz, to himself
Slings mud at
Moises -
Robins' bills
RV haven
Sox sets
Part of a pump
Dangerous job


Castle defense
Oohed and -
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of films
Was in
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Consumer gds.
Proof ender
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Almost grads




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28 Dear, in Italy
30 Chow down
31 Deli bread
32 Faxed, maybe
33 Place
for posies
35 Market worth
40 Dog-show org.
41 Vaccinated
43 Feels crummy
45 Skimpy
46 Flock together
48 Smoked meats
49 Muddy up
50 Rock
51 Stat for
52 Mammal's
53 Freight amts.
55 Thai neighbor

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Opinion ............... 4A Religion ................ 6A Obituaries ............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 4B Puzzles ................. 5B SCHOOL NEWS Learning to weld, 6A. COMING SUNDAY Granted the Gift: Gloria Spivey retires after 35 years of service. 81 58 Mostly cloudy WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterFRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75LAKECITYREPORTER COM WEEKEND EDITION 1A Today Fundraiser Shining Star Academy of the Arts will be hav ing a fundraiser at Bob Evans Restaurant on December 6 and 7. Bob Evans will donate 15% of all sales to Shining Star Academy when customers present the fundraiser flyer. A fundraiser flyer can be picked up at Shining Star Academy of the Arts, 7443 Highway 90 West in Lake City. 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 student parking lot. TO sign up please contact Bridget Diedeman at diedemanb@colum or Jared McGrath at Jared. The Homecoming High Springs Community Theaters Christmas play, The Homecoming, opens on Friday, Dec. 6 with a special opening night sweet treat for the audi ence. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Adults: $11, Seniors on Sundays: $9, children 12 and under: $8. High Springs Community Theater is located at 130 NE First Ave. in High Springs. Tomorrow Breakfast with Chief On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10-11:30 a.m., the community is invited to join Chief Argatha Gilmore for a compli mentary breakfast, informative discussion and community forum on neighborhood issues and concerns. The breakfast will be held at First Apostolic Church, 724 SW McFarlane Ave. Contact 386-719-5742 for more information. Yard sale Boy Scout Troop 85 is having a yard sale, bake sale, cookout and Toys for Tots drop off on Saturday, Dec. 7 at First Presbyterian Church, 697 SW Baya Ave. The event begins at 7 a.m. and will run all day. THIS WEEK Road closed Lake City area residents travelling to Live Oak on Saturday should be aware that FDOTs contractor, Anderson Columbia Company, will be resurfacing U.S. 90 between Brown Road and the Columbia/ Suwannee County line. Daytime lane closures should be expected between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. as the final layer of asphalt is paved on the travel lanes and turn lanes. Motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. All work should be completed before the Christmas / New Years holiday shutdown December 24. FORT WHITE D ecember 7, 1941, dawned clear and calm at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. But a man-made storm was brew ing in the east, and at 7:48 a.m. it broke in a deadly rain of bombs, torpedoes, and strafing attacks delivered without warning by the Japanese Imperial Navy. Ninety minutes later, 2,402 American servicemen were dead, another 1,282 were wounded and four of the Pacific Fleets eight battle ships had been sunk. It was, as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared, a date which will live in infamy. Now 96, Fort White resident John Anderson remembers the day well. I was at my familys ranch house in Oregon, he recalled. It was terrible news, yet I wasnt all that shocked. I had been reading about military history for years and I knew tensions were rising. After the attack, I was sure the next target was the West Coast. So I borrowed the family car and drove 180 miles to Portland, where the naval recruit ing station was. The scene Anderson found was chaotic. I had to park the car seven blocks from the station and walk in, there were so many young men in the streets wanting to sign up, he says. I guess 80 percent of them had brought rifles and ammunition. We didnt know what Uncle Sam had, but we knew what we could do with our own guns, so we came prepared. Anderson was accepted by the Navy, but after basic train ing found himself assigned to a destroyer base in San Diego. It was pretty much an eightto-five job, but thats not what I wanted, he said. I knew men who had trained with me who were shipping out to the Pacific and I wanted to be out there, too, fighting. Becoming a submariner No transfer to a fighting unit was forthcoming, so Anderson decided to make his own trans fer and stowed away aboard the submarine USS Wahoo, then pre paring for her first run into the Pacific Theater. It didnt quite work out as I planned, Anderson said with a grin. After I was found, the captain just shook his head said he needed another torpedoman but couldnt take me without a transfer to his vessel being authorized. So he turned me back over to the commandant at the base. The commandant looked at me and said, Son, do you realize that boarding a U.S. warship without authorization in wartime can get you the brig for life? No, sir, I said. Do you really want to be a submariner that bad? he asked. Yes, sir, I said. Next thing I knew he was giving orders to get this man off my base, and I was sent to a sub base. Four days after I got there, I told the chief yeoman Id buy him a case ABOVE: The U.S. Navy battleships USS West Virginia (BB-48) (sunken at left) and USS Tennessee (BB-43) shrouded in smoke following the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor. LEFT: Retired United State Navy Torpedoman 1st class John Anderson, 96, recalls his service aboard the U.S.S. Baya SS-318 during World War II. The granite plaque, surrounded by a mahogany frame, which is displayed at the American Legion Post 57, lists the 11 Japanese ships that the U.S.S. Baya destroyed. By AVALYN HUNTER Special to the Reporter Attack on Pearl Harbor spurred him to action SUBMARINERS story a We didnt know what Uncle Sam had, but we knew what we could do with our own guns, so we came prepared. By STEVEN RICHMOND The board of county com missioners voted unani mously to begin a land swap process that would lay the groundwork for a new rail road spur connected to the North Florida Intermodal Park project Thursday eve ning. The agreement is a joint effort between Columbia County, Plum Creek Land Company and the US Forest Service whereby Plum Creek would grant easements along sections of the Florida Scenic Trail and other properties in return for the Forest Service pro viding an easement for a railroad spur to the county that would pass through Osceola National Forest to an existing CSX line. The county is the only partner in this partnership that is eligible to accept state moneys and state grants which we expect to be forthcoming, County Manager Dale Williams said during the meeting. Those grants and state moneys could be used for future development of the 2,622 acre intermodal parkland currently owned by Plum Creek, one of the largest private landowners in the US and holder of over 448,000 acres across 21 counties in the State of Florida. The U.S. Forest Service denied approval for a pre vious location proposed for a rail spur about a mile east of the new site, raising concerns it would threat en a population of redcockaded woodpeckers, a species listed as near threatened according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and protected by U.S. environ mental government enti ties. The Federal Government doesnt just give you an easement for nothing. Their policies dont allow that, Williams said Tuesday. Upgrades to birthing center By TONY BRITT A whole new dimension to birth ing children locally is the focus of the Birth Center at Shands Lake Shore, where officials their unveiled $3 million upgrade Thursday. Shands at Lake Shore Regional Medical Center began renovating its fourth floor in February. The renovation encompassed the hospitals entire fourth floor and obstetrics units, where ceilings, windows, HVAC and other items were upgraded, including all patient rooms, the nurses station and the fourth floor lobby. Close to 100 people attended a ribbon cutting cer emony at the hospital Thursday. Rhonda Sherrod, Shands Lake Shore CEO, said the renovation cost approximately $3.4 million. Each room is now private, with its own private bath and restroom. The rooms contain state-of-the-art elec tronic bassinets, which can weigh the babies, warm them and resuscitate them if necessary. The rooms contain new furnishings including a traditional JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Spotting Venus at Space Night Rick Layton (top) helps Jacob Dockery, 4, looks at the moon through a telescope at the Space Night 2013 at Summers Elementary. Thursday was best night to look at Venus when it is the brightest and closest to Earth. See another photo, 3A. SHANDS LAKE SHORE CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No 218 Rail spur plan moves ahead Plum Creek swaps land for easement. ANDERSON continued on 6A COUNTY continued on 3A SHANDS continued on 3A


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Man eyed in second killing MIAMI — A Florida man charged with killing a 10-year-old boy dur-ing a South Florida nail salon robbery now stands accused in a second unre-lated slaying. North Miami police said Thursday that 19-year-old Anthawn Ragan and others still at large fatally shot a man outside a Miami motel on Nov. 1. Ragan is charged with first-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a violent career criminal. Ragan is already jailed awaiting arraignment on murder, assault and rob-bery charges in the Nov. 22 shooting death of fifth-grader Aaron Vu during the nail salon robbery. The boy’s father, Hai Vu, owns the salon and was wound-ed in the shooting. Police are still searching for an accomplice in that case. Ragan’s court-appointed attorney did not immedi-ately respond to an email seeking comment.Attack bear is euthanized LONGWOOD — A bear that matched the descrip-tion of one that injured a Florida woman who was walking her dogs has been captured and euthanized. Florida wildlife officials say the 200-pound bear was captured Wednesday night in the same Longwood neighborhood in suburban Orlando where the 54-year-old woman was hurt. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission decided on euthanasia because the bear was cap-tured within 48 hours of the attack in the same location. After Susan Chalfant was injured Monday eve-ning, wildlife officers set up traps in the neighbor-hood where the attack took place. One of the traps captured a yearling bear that didn’t fit the description of the bear in the attack. That yearling is now being housed at a rehabilitation center in Crystal River.Cops come to aid of homeless man GAINESVILLE — Gainesville police officers and fire rescue crews came to the aid of a home-less man who was attacked by yellow jackets. Area newspapers report 51-year-old Joseph “Crazy Joe” Piser was sleeping outside a vacant building Tuesday morning when yellow jackets began swarming around him. Piser, who gets around in an electric wheelchair, was able to crawl away and flag down Officer Ryan McCazzio for help. McCazzio says Piser’s left eye was swollen shut and his knees and wrists were inflames from about 15 stings. The officer called for help. As paramedics tended to Piser, Officer Kelvin Walker ran to buy insect spray. Then he and McCazzio donned neon orange raincoats and sprayed the swarming yel-low jackets to get them away from the wheelchair.Man shoots his caretaker BRADENTON — Deputies say a man who was apparently spooked by noises in his house shot one of his caretakers. Manatee County Sheriff’s officials say 48-year-old Charles Fletcher had just gone to sleep Wednesday night when the noise awakened him. When he saw someone enter his bedroom, he grabbed a gun he keeps next to his bed and fired. The shot hit Erik Kirby, who is one of several caretakers who look in on Fletcher. Deputies say Fletcher has a medical condition. Kirby was taken to a hospital in stable condi-tion. Authorities are inves-tigating. South Africa’s Mandela dies at 95 JOHANNESBURG N elson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colos-sus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, say-ing “we’ve lost our greatest son.” His death closed the final chapter in South Africa’s struggle to cast off apartheid, leaving the world with indel-ible memories of a man of astonishing grace and good humor. Rock concerts celebrated his birthday. Hollywood stars glorified him on screen. And his regal bearing, graying hair and raspy voice made him instantly recognizable across the globe. As South Africa’s first black president, the ex-boxer, lawyer and prisoner No. 46664 paved the way to racial reconciliation with well-chosen gestures of forgiveness. He lunched with the prosecutor who sent him to jail, sang the apartheid-era Afrikaans anthem at his inauguration, and traveled hundreds of miles to have tea with the widow of Hendrik Verwoerd, the prime minister at the time he was imprisoned. His most memorable gesture came when he strode onto the field before the 1995 Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg. When he came on the field in South African colors to con-gratulate the victorious South African team, he brought the overwhelm-ingly white crowd of 63,000 to its feet, chanting “Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!” For he had marched headlong into a bastion of white Afrikanerdom and made its followers feel they belonged in the new South Africa. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born July 18, 1918, the son of a tribal chief in Transkei, one of the future “Bantustans,” independent republics set up by the apartheid regime to cement the separation of whites and blacks. Mandela’s royal upbringing gave him a dignified bearing that became his hallmark. Many South Africans of all races would later call him by his clan name, Madiba, as a token of affection and respect. Growing up at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule, Mandela attended Methodist schools before being admitted to the black University of Fort Hare in 1938. He moved to Johannesburg and worked as a police-man at a gold mine, boxed as an ama-teur heavyweight and studied law.Mandela film breaks box office records in SAfrica JOHANNESBURG — A movie depicting the life of Nelson Mandela has become South Africa’s highest grossing picture after its opening last week, its producers said Thursday. The film, “Long Walk to Freedom,” has already earned $427,000 (Rand 4.4 million), accord-ing to Videovision Entertainment. The movie stars British actor Idris Elba as Mandela. It’s based on his autobiography with the same title. “I visited a few cinemas over the weekend and experienced the emo-tional response to the film with audi-ences leaving the cinemas completely satisfied,” said producer Anant Singh. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 2013 3A 3A By STEVEN RICHMOND A woman accused of flee ing police and leaving the scene of a crash with her two children was arrest ed Tuesday on a warrant served by county deputies. Authorities were on the lookout for Alnesha Bruyan Fudge, 26, of 198 SW Cannon Creek Road, after she sped down the nar row streets of Lake Citys downtown suburbs in her brown Chevy Malibu with her two daughters, one and four, in her backseat Nov. 4, according to an LCPD offense report. The four-year-old daugh ter told the Department of Children and Families that momma started to go fast before she struck a shed behind the Tabernacle Baptist Church on SE Lomond Terrace, accord ing to LCPD. The girl said neither her nor her sister were buckled in and we thrown against the front seats, adding that the one-year-old had glass on her foot as Fudge and the girls fled the scene, the report said. Fudge ran with the girls to the nearby Labor Ready building and borrowed a strangers cellphone to have an unknown individual pick up her and her daughters, the report said. Following an information call, LCPD made contact with Darrell Jones, a man who claimed no connec tion to Fudge that admit ted to picking up a [cry ing] woman with two kids while he was on his way to have his palm read on East Duval Street, officers said. Police said Fudge had seven active suspensions for not paying traffic fines, two for failing to appear on a traffic summons and one for failing to complete a court-ordered schedule. Deputies arrested Fudge at her home on SW Cannon Creek Road around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday and booked her into Columbia County Detention Facility on $48,500 bond. She faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash, reckless driving first offense, eluding police, driving with license sus pended second offense and two charges of cruelty toward a child for placing them in harms way. Church building hit and run suspect taken into custody Fudge They want something in return. They wanted an easement over that part of the trail they previously did not have. Now Plum Creek is giving an easement to the Forest Service for that trail and other properties. Williams estimated the agreement process with the Forest Service could take around 14 months alone and speculated that it would probably be two years before construction began on the proposed rail spur. County Attorney Marlin Feagle said amendments to the agreement, touted as a memorandum of understanding, were like ly to appear before the board in the near future. I have talked to rep resentatives from Plum Creek and I think we have worked out a couple of minor amendments... which primarily puts Columbia County on the same foot ing with Plum Creek... and [will] ultimately lead to Columbia Countys con struction and maintenance of the railroad spur and public roads, Feagle said. Although Williams said the county would accom modate any business not dependent on rail lines, he was eager to see the spur come to fruition. This is exactly what weve been waiting on for some time, he said. The quicker we can get this approved, the quicker we can move forward with developing our project. The long-term plan is for an inland port to benefit from increased shipping to Jaxport due to the widen bassinet, pull-out sleeper/ recliner, birthing bed, rock ing chair and other seating. The Birth Center at Shands Lake Shore has 14 rooms, a two-room increase from pre-reno vation work. Of the 14 rooms, eight are labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum rooms one room where a woman can give birth to her child and recover afterwards. There are six post-partum rooms. The space for the addi tional two rooms was cre ated by relocating a doc tors and nurses lounge as well as testing room, which gave the space for two larger handicappedaccessible birthing rooms. The hospitals nursery was also expanded during the renovation. Birthing mothers room-in and stay with new newborns and the nursery is where sick newborns receive care. Sherrod said the renovation was scheduled because Lake Shore offi cials wanted to keep peo ple local and provide new born care close to home. We wanted to create a beautiful birthing center right here at home, so that patients would not have to leave home to have a wonderful birthing experi ence, Sherrod said. We want people to know they can come here and have the very best quality of care in their delivery, have a beautiful environment to deliver their baby and enjoy their new born. Shands officials said the hospital averages around 80 births per month and project almost 1,000 births at the hospital in 2013. Before the renova tions, Marlene Summers, a Certified Nurse-Midwife, delivered my last two babies at Shands Lake Shore, said Dr. Daina Greene. The care was fabulous. I truly believe our labor nurses are some of the kindest and most experienced in the area. It is true southern hospi tality at its best and you, as a patient, are not just another laboring mom. Now, with the renovations, more mothers will choose to deliver locally and save on gas money and time off work. They will have the same opportunity as I had to receive the very best care so close to home. Cleopatra J. Steele Ministries / Lad Soup Kitchen would like to thank the entire Lake City and Columbia County area for the act of kindness, love, donations and volunteering of their time for our 22nd annual Thanksgiving Day Feast. We served 745 walk-in and shut-in people in the community. Thanks again. This could not have been done without your help and support. 33 rd Anniversary December 6, 1980 December 6, 2013 Thanks Lake City and the surrounding communities for the loyal support you have given us for the past 33 years. It is our constant desire to be worthy of your con dence and trust. Our success is measured by satisfying those we serve. Please visit our website at Merry Christmas Rudolph Mizell and Staff SHANDS Continued From 1A NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that City Council Ordinance No. 20132042, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment 32055. Copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO. 2013-2042 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, AMENDING AND RESTATING SECTIONS 2-411 THROUGH 2-423 OF ARTICLE X OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE CITY CODE RELATING TO THE CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD AS CREATED BY CITY ORDINANCE NO. 2002-954, AS AMENDED, AND AS AUTHORIZED BY CHAPTER 162, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE INTENT WITH RESPECT TO SAID CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD; PROVID ING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD; PROVIDING FOR THE CRE ATION OF THE POSITION OF A SPECIAL MAGISTRATE FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR HEARINGS; PROVIDING FOR POWERS OF THE ENFORCEMENT BOARD AND THE SPECIAL MAGISTRATE; PROVIDING FOR CONDUCT OF HEARINGS; PROVIDING FOR POWERS OF THE ENFORCEMENT BOARD AND SPECIAL MAGISTRATE; PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRA TIVE FINES AND LIENS AND FOR THE DURATION OF LIENS; PROVIDING FOR NOTICES; PROVIDING FOR APPEALS FROM ORDERS OF THE BOARD OF SPECIAL MAGISTRATE; PRO VIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR THE INCLUSION OF THIS ORDI NANCE IN THE CITY CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC TIVE DATE. COUNTY Continued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center CEO Rhonda Sherrod (from left), Dr. Jose Goyenechea, certified nurse mid wife Marlene Summers, birthing center floor manager Shirley Lick and Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Athena Randolph chat at the Birth Center at Shands on Thursday. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON As holiday lights brighten the town of Live Oak, Christmas on the Square brings the magic of the sea son to the thousands of guests that visit the two-day event. Christmas on the Square promises family friendly fun through homemade crafts, entertainment and annual Christmas Parade. The 29th annual event, themed A Patriotic Christmas, starts tonight at 6:15 p.m. with the Jingle Bell Run. Preregistration for the run will be at the train depot between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. For those who wish to register in advance, visit Dairy Queen, Poole Realty, Chamber of Commerce or Suwannee Parks and Recreation. As the race draws to a close, the Justin Case Band will take the stage at the Depot at approximately 7:15 p.m. for a night of popular music. The band will play until 11 p.m. The Justin Case band will take a break around 8:00 p.m. for a firework presenta tion in the parking lot across the street from the Depot. On Saturday, 250 craft vendors and 35 food ven dors will line the street, displaying a wide array of crafts. According to Karen Hurst of the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce, guests can browse a selection of wood work, handmade jewelry, Christmas decorations and more. Children can visit Santa Claus at the gazebo in Veterans Park between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday. A lighted Christmas parade will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday night. All of the floats in the parade will have patriotic Christmas decorations, Hurst said. The Chamber expects 60 floats from the community business partners, nonprofits and schools in Live Oak and Branford. The community is extremely involved with Christmas on the Square, Hurst said. They look forward to it every year. ... It gets everyone in the Christmas spirit. For more, contact Karen Hurst at the Chamber of Commerce at 386-362-3071. NOTICE OF MEETING ADVISORY BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Advisory Beautification Committee for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. NOTICE OF MEETING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:30 P.M., in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend either of the meetings described above. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid/services for either of the meetings identified above, as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please AUDREY E SIKES, MMC. City Clerk HAVE QUESTIONS ON AUTO INSURANCE? CHAT WITH NICOLE 755-1666 Need A Quote? Christmas on Square nearly here JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter A view of the earth Children look at a presentation of the history of Earth while at the Space Night 2013 event at Summers Elementary School on Thursday.


OPINION Friday, December 6, 2013 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities — “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. 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: Good start on lake cleanup TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1790, Congress moved to Philadelphia from New York. In 1884, Army engineers completed construction of the Washington Monument by setting an aluminum capstone atop the obelisk. In 1889, Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans. In 1907, the worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurred as 362 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W.Va. In 1942, comedian Fred Allen premiered “Allen’s Alley,” a recurring sketch on his CBS radio show spoof-ing small town America. In 1947, Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by President Harry S. Truman. In 1957, America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed as Vanguard TV3 rose about four feet off a Cape Canaveral launch pad before crashing down and exploding. In 1962, 37 coal miners were killed in an explosion at the Robena No. 3 Mine operated by U.S. Steel in Carmichaels, Pa. In 1971, the original Auto-Train, which carried rail passengers and their motor vehicles from Lorton, Va., to Sanford, went into operation. In 1989, 14 women were shot to death at the University of Montreal’s school of engineering by a man who then took his own life. Has the Gator Nation had enough?The nature of painD oes it hurt? Why does it hurt? What is pain, anyway? And what can you do about it? Let’s take a broad look at “pain.” Understanding pain: There are special nerve cells throughout your body, called “sense receptors.” They transmit everything you feel, see, hear, smell, and taste, to your brain. Psychologists call these nerve impulses “sensation.” When these signals reach your brain, they are interpreted, or “perceived,” in areas of your brain that specialize in that particular type of sensation, like vision or hearing. Pain is simi-lar to these sensations, in that it is sensed by pain receptors and trans-mitted through nerves to the brain, like other senses. How do you sense and perceive pain? That’s a little more complicat-ed, and not thoroughly understood by scientists. Even when the cause of a pain has been removed, you may continue to feel pain—some-times for years! Chronic pain can seriously interfere with your life, and for the most part, it is treatable. Here’s an example. When you contact a hot iron, it causes chemi-cal changes and nerve cell activity, not only at the site of the event, but also it changes the chemical and electrical energy along the nerve, and even in the brain. Neuropsychologists develop theories to try to explain pain. One theory, “gate control theory,” sug-gests that there are “gates” along the nerves that can either block sig-nals or allow them to travel to the brain. When the body is injured, the gates can’t block the sensation of pain, so it reaches the brain, where it is perceived and experi-enced as “Ouch! that hurt!” The treatment can apparently block the pain signal along the nerve. That may explain why applying pressure on the injured area, or applying something like a soothing lotion or menthol, may relieve the pain. What can you do? Even though pain isn’t thoroughly understood, you can use some tried and true helpful ideas from folk wisdom, common sense, and of course, the field of medicine. Here are some suggestions that may help: Do you know what caused the pain? If you smashed your thumb with the hammer, the cause is obvi-ous. But many pains may be dif-ficult or impossible to find. With the help of some tests, your doctor may be able to help you find the cause. There are a wide variety of treatments, classified as physical, behavioral, or mental. Even if pain isn’t “all in your head,” sometimes medical science can’t find what causes it. Whether or not you can find the cause, there are some treatments that could help. Pain specialists may offer help by using some special techniques, like pain medication, physical therapy, or even hypnotherapy. There are many effective treatments you can do yourself. How about the use of salve or lotions, massage, stretch-ing, exercise, or getting extra rest? You might try “distraction” or “dis-placement.” Here’s how they work: Distraction: I’ve noticed that when I’ve had a headache or a stomach ache, it’s helpful to pick up a book or a magazine, or watch a TV program you like. Taking your mind off of it seems to make it fade into the background. I noticed when I put the book down, some-times the headache will come back! Displacement: One psychological principle says you can’t feel two contradictory feelings at the same time. If you’re happy, you can’t feel sad at the same time. If you feel very good and happy, you can’t feel pain at the same time. Try building up those good thoughts and feelings, doing something fun, or finding an enjoyable diversion. Chances are these will replace, or displace, the pain! Pain is experienced different for each person. Experiment a little, and find out what works for you. Just taking a positive action can help you feel empowered, and the confidence you get can help give you the motivation and strength to break through, and get beyond what’s troubling you. C ity Public Works Director Thomas Henry and his staff, along with the folks at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, are to be commended for taking the lead in the restoration of Lake Montgomery, a natural landmark long overrun with gar-bage and trash. Following through on a commitment he made to our readers, Henry and the FWC showed up bright and early Wednesday with airboats, nets and huge bins for hold-ing the styrofoam cups, soft drink cans and potato chip bags that littered the sur-face of the once-pristine lake. As Henry noted, it wasn’t a perfect fix.It will take a little more time and a lot more work to get the lake back to where it was. Still, we’re on the way, and a lot better off than we were just a few weeks back. We’ll keep you posted on this project’s progress. Q Associated Press To the Editor:I am 81 years old and I’ve been a Florida Gator fan my whole life. The Gator Nation is used to seeing their football team, for many years, win more games than they lose. Florida had the number one recruit-ing class last year so we expected to see this fact reflected in the win-loss columns this year. Not the case. Watching the Gators play on television for many years made me proud of their accomplishments. Not the case in recent years. The team has had zero discipline for years, leading the SEC almost every year in penalties. Losing a very good defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator as they were hired as head coaches elsewhere did not help matters; however, they have been successful and one must tip their hats to them. The current defensive coordinator has also done a very good job. That leaves the offensive coordinator and the head coaching positions. The last two offensive coordinators have a propensity to try to 1) run up the middle and 2) pass the football when his offensive line has not had the skills to open a hole for a running back to get any yardage or protect the quarterback long enough for him to find a receiver. Instead, the quarterback half of the time is running for his life. In Florida’s game versus Vanderbilt this year, many in the Gator Nation have felt for years the couching staff should have used every schol-arship available to get an offensive line that could help the Gators be successful. I used to blame the offensive coordinator for this shortfall. Understanding that the coaching staff and team view film of the last game played puts a new light on the subject. The lack of an effective offensive line should be apparent during the game. When subse-quently watching the game film, the shortfall should also be apparent to the coach to which the offensive coordinator reports. I am sure the Athletic Director attends most, if not all the games, so one may won-der where he is on the issue. Maybe it is time to reevaluate the coaching staff and make some changes of which the Gator Nation would be proud. This could include the position of AD. He could be moved to once again be responsible for selling tickets to the games. With the salary being paid to the coaching staff and supervisory positions mentioned in this commu-nication, the Gator Nation expects a positive return on the investment, which it is not receiving at this time. Charles A. MorganLake CityEditor’s Note: This letter was received before the departure of Gators Offensive Coordinator Brent Pease and Offensive Line Coach Tim Davis. Robert Q Address your comments to Bob. or 386-454-4950. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor:While millions are unemployed, food stamps benefits are reduced, people are going hungry, unemploy-ment benefits are cut, and so on, fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured or pay a fine, but not everyone must prove they are a citizen. And now, any of those who refuse or are unable to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens. Is this a great country or what?Ruth CoymenLake CityThe problem with Obamacare 4AOPINION


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. Announcement SVTA meeting The Tuesday, Dec. 10 Suwannee Valley Transit Authority board meeting has been cancelled. Attention parents: The Columbia County School District is partner ing with Tony Boselli and Healthy Schools to pro vide FREE flu mist to all students in the Columbia County School District. The permission forms must be returned to the school by Monday, Dec. 9 in order for the child to participate. Today 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. 12-step group A 12-step addiction recovery group meets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Revival Center, 244 NE Patterson Ave. in Lake City. For information call 867-6288. Fish dinner Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5056 SW State Road 47 in Lake City, prepares fish dinners every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $6 for two Alaskan pollock filets, corn, baked beans, hushpuppies, cole slaw and tarter sauce. Take out or eat in. 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 available. The walk usually lasts from 2-4 hours; partic ipants may leave anytime they wish. Contact Judy Mundy at 386-758-9558 for more information. Gospel Fest The community is invited to attend Gospel Fest 2013 on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Victory Christian Teaching Ministries, 445 SW Alachua Ave. Gospel Fest is a time of celebration with singing and dancing. Proceeds are used to help open a Victory House Womens Program which houses homeless women and children. For more information email VICTORYHOUSE445@ Time Capsule closing The Columbia County Public Library will have its grand finale Viva Florida 500 program on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. One of the componets of the Viva Florida 500 initiative was to place a time capsule in each of Floridas 67 coun ty libraries. The Closing of the Time Capsule con cludes the year of celebrat ing Floridas rich history. At the event, people will be able to see what items will be included in the cap sule before it is sealed and closed. The re-open date will then be announced. The program will end with a Happy 500th Birthday Florida cake and punch. For more information, call the library at 386-758-2101. Steak Night VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host ing a Steak Night on Saturday, Dec. 7. Cost is $14 per person and dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. The dinner is open to the public. Call 386-7525001 for more. Dec. 8 Gospel concert The end of the year Gospel Concert featuring The Legendary Jackson Southernaires will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Ernest Courtoy Civic Center, 1129 NW 4th St. in Jasper. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more infor mation, call Missionary P. Jefferson at 386-792-3247. Karaoke with Mark VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host ing Karaoke with Mark on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wings, shrimp and burgers will be served. The event is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more. Dec. 9 Christmas party The Womens Cancer Support Group of Lake City will meet at 5:30 p.m. on December 9 for our annu al Christmas party. Please bring a wrapped White Elephant gift and a finger food to share. Information at 386-752-4198 or 386-7550522. Dec. 10 PSA The Lifestyle Enrichment Center is spon soring a free educational Medicare Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5-6 p.m. The seminar 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 whether or not a sup plement 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 meeting is to consider District busi ness and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate and other vari ous matters. A workshop will follow. Matthew Patrick Avallone Mr. Matthew Patrick Avallone, Sr. 29, died Tuesday December 3, 2013 at the Lake City Medi cal Center following an acci dent. He had made Lake City his home for most of his life. He loved the Atlanta Braves, Jacksonville Jaguars and Florida State Seminoles; he also loved to play video games with his son Matthew. He enjoyed spending time with his family and cook ing on the grill. He was preceded in death by his aunt: Eileen Ea son; grandmother: Essie Ea son and uncle: Wayne Kuelbs. Matthew is survived by his wife Nicole Avallone Lake City, FL; two sons Matthew Patrick Avallone II, and Tristyn Wayne Avallone both of Lake City, FL; one daughter Jesalyn Ari ana Avallone, Lake City, FL; mother: Patricia Avallone of Lake City and father: Anthony R. Avalone, Sr of Massachusetts; one brother Anthony Richard Avallone, Jr. Lake City, FL; a half-sister Stephanie Lee Aval lone; two aunts Paula Kuelbs and Elaine Eason; two nephews Kobe and Devin and a host of extended family also survive. Funeral services will be conduct ed Saturday December 7, 2013 at the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M. With Interment will follow in the Wil liamson-Tyre Cemetery in LuLu. the family will receive friends from 6P.M. until 8P.M. on Friday December 6, 2013 at the chapel of DEES-P ARRISH F AMILY FUNERAL HOME in Lake City, FL. Please sign the online guestbook at Mildred Ellis Bishop Mrs. Mildred Ellis Bishop, age 93 died, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the E.T. York Haven Hospice Care Center in Gaines ville, Fl., following a long illness. She was born September 24, 1920 in Fort White, Fl and moved to Lake City in 1938, after her marriage to James D. Bishop. She was a homemaker who loved the Lord and her church. She was the oldest attending member of First Baptist in Lake City, having joined in 1941. She enjoyed cooking for oth ing bridge with her friends. She cherished her family and friends. Survivors include daughter, Carol Bishop Riven bark (Murphy) of Gainesville, Grandchildren, Walt Riven bark (Camila) of Atlanta, Amy Rivenbark Chin (Ian) of North Reading, MA, David Rivenbark and Chris Rivenbark (Kelley) of Gainesville. Great Grandchil dren, Cole Rivenbark, Colin and Aidan Chin, Luke Rivenbark and one due in April; Special sisterin-law, Sue Ellis of Melbourne and Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be con ducted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Lake City with Interment will follow in Oak lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time (10:30a.m. until 11:30a.m.) donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 182 NE Justice Street, Lake City, FL 32055 or E.T. York Haven Hospice Care Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. GATEWA Y -FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 South U.S, Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. (386) 752-1954 Please leave words of com fort for the family online at Ernest Hollingsworth, Jr. Mr. Ernest Hollingsworth, Jr., age 86 of Fort White, FL passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Vet erans Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was born July 27, 1927 in Vero Beach, FL to Er nest and Florence Mackey Hol lingsworth. He was retired store manager of W.T. Grants of Lou isville, Kentucky. In retirement he served as a security guard for Securitas. He faithfully at tended Trenton Church of Christ. He is survived by his son Mark L. (Debbie) Hollingsworth of Mad ison, South Dakota, his daughter, Cherie (Mike) Ghormley of La Porte, Texas, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, three brothers, Charles (Duane) Hollingsworth, Carlton (Betty) Hollingsworth, Terrell (Jean) Hollingsworth, one sister Gloria (Mike) Molosso, several nieces and nephews, many friends and a much loved church family. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Fort White Cemetery, 133 SW Horton Dr., Fort White, FL. Visitation will be held Friday, December 6, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at EvansCarter Funeral Home, 220 N. Main Street, High Springs, FL. may be made to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 150 North Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643 or Trenton Church of Christ, 502 NE 7th Street, Trenton, FL 32693. Arrangements are under the care of EV ANS-CAR TER FUNERAL HOME High Springs, FL.Reni Andre Jones, Sr. Mr. Reni Andre Jones, Sr., age 55, was born April 19, 1958 to George Ivory, Sr. and MaeEtta Martin Jones. Both precede him in death. He was raised in a Christian home and at tended school in Colum bia County, graduating with the Columbia High School class of 1976. Af ter graduation, Reni enlisted in the United States Army on the buddy system with his good friends, Ben Givens and Lon nie Morgan. After serving his country, he resided in Jackson ville, Florida until his untimely death on November 26, 2013. Reni is preceded in death by two siblings, Bobby Jones and Helen Smith; and one son, Jacob Jones. He leaves to cherish his memo ries: four children, Chameka, Eureka, Reni, Jr., and Josiah Jones, all of Jacksonville, FL; one step-son, Jared Merkel, Jacksonville, FL.; brothers, Ivory Jones (Sharon), Willing boro, NJ, Jackie Jones (Lisa), Kyle, TX, Larry Jones (Dean), Tampa, FL, Alvin Jones (La verne), Valdosta, GA; sisters, Lavern Sheppard (Lovell), Jack sonville, FL, Ernestine Jefferson (Dale), Sanderson, FL, Belinda Jones, Lake City, FL; grand children, Nathen, Jaylen, Ahy meia, Marreon and Camren, all of Jacksonville, FL; aunt, Mary Jane Grant, Lake City, FL; a spe cial, loving and devoted friend, Lacey Whittington, Jackson ville, FL; hosts of nieces, neph ews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Reni An dre Jones, Sr., will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Faith Bible Church, 15902 US Highway 90, Sanderson, FL, Videll W. Williams, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 5:00 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013 at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME 292 NE Washington Street. Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter Columbia Bank employees donated $500 a piece to four county elementary schools, including Summers Elementary, Melrose Park Elementary, Westside Elementary and Five Points Elementary. The money, presented by School Advisory Council members, is intended to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children. (On left, from left: Westside principal Cherie Hill, Janine Flegert, Columbia Bank employee Alisa Epperson, bank employee Charlene Brown and Jayne Earle. On right, from left: Kellie Brown, Summers principal Amy Stanton, Columbia Bank employee Connie Anderson, bank employee Maralisa Reed, Tanya Neeley and Nicole Bailey.) COLUMBIA BANK DONATES TO COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS


FAITH & VALUES Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7, 2013 6A 6AF&V Protection and attacksT he Roman sol-dier’s armor was designed to protect him from the enemy. His sword was to be used when the soldier attacked his enemy. Paul used this imagery to illustrate how a Christian is to defend himself from the devil and how the Christian is to “battle” to set free the souls who are in Satan’s kingdom. In writing to the Ephesians (6:14), Paul tells the Christians at Ephesus to “gird your loins with truth.” The loins are at the very center of the human body and very vulnerable. Paul says the Christian must use the truth to pro-tect himself where he is the most vulnerable. The truth becomes a part of us when we spend time think-ing about God’s message to the point it becomes so real that we can put our trust and confidence in it. Paul tells the Christians to put on the breastplate of righteousness. The breastplate protected the soldier’s most vital organs. When the Christian is involved in righteous actions, then the weapons of the devil will not be able to harm the Christian. When the Christian is totally cov-ered in acts of righteous-ness, then there is no room for the evil actions of the devil to influence the Christian. Paul even tells the Ephesians to “shod” their feet and to put on “the hel-met of salvation.” He then speaks about “the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.” The sword is the only weapon which the Roman soldier had when he went on the attack. He had to handle it accurately or it would do him no good. He had to spend hours practicing the craft of hand-to-hand combat so that he could be proficient in his use of the sword. Using the sword was “personal and up close.” One of the things which we need to think about is that Paul gives us equip-ment to use to defend ourselves as well as equip-ment to go on the attack. Let’s think about this piece of equipment used when the Christian is to go on the attack. First of all we probably do not think of the Christian going on the attack. We do not think that a Christian needs to be involved in the battle to take “captive” those souls who are in the “kingdom of Satan.” But what will hap-pen to them if we do not try to “take them captive”? What if we never “fight” to free them from the chains of Satan’s kingdom and bring them into the king-dom of God’s dear Son”? The other thing we need to think about is that our only “weapon” for attack is the “word of God.” It is not our opinion, it is God’s opinion. It is not what we think God is saying, but what God is saying. It is not our message, but it is the message of God. Paul said that the gospel is “the power of God unto salva-tion” (Romans 1:16). Using the Bible is what God has chosen to be the means by which He will free people from the kingdom of Satan and subsequently to trans-fer them into the kingdom of His marvelous Son. May we never forget that Satan wants us to be with him for eternity as much as God wants us to be with Him. Satan is battling very hard for our souls as well as the souls of our friends and family. May we learn how to use the armor God has given us to defend ourselves from Satan’s enemy fire. Likewise, may we learn how to use the sword God has given us to fight for the souls of others. BIBLICAL MEDITATION Carlton Q Carlton G. McPeak is an evangelist working in the Lake City area. All Scriptural quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Holman Bible Publishers, unless otherwise stated. Neglecting your salvationPART THREEH ebrews 2:3 a says, “how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salva-tion...” The first week of our study on turning around one’s neglected salvation, we spoke of the first four of the thirteen “let us” in the book of Hebrews: “Let us fear” (4:1); “Let us” be diligent (4:11); “Let us” hold fast (4:14); and “Let us” come boldly to the throne of grace (4:16). Last week we picked up in chapter 6:1 “Let us” go on to per-fection or maturity; 10:22 “Let us” draw near; 10:23 “Let us” hold fast; 10:24 “Let us” consider one another to stir up love. Hebrews 12:1 “Let us” lay aside sin and 12:28 “Let us” have grace. Today we come to the last two of the “let us” found in Hebrews chapter 13. These two are among the most important of the “let us.” Hebrews 13:13 says, “Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bear-ing His reproach.” This scripture seems to imply that we are to take the gospel message outside the camp (church). Churches are asked to be Great Commission Churches. They are told in Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make dis-ciples of all nations,” but no one ever tells where to go and how to make dis-ciples of them. Making disciples means teaching them as verse 20 says “to observe all things that I have commanded you.” How can they go if they don’t know where to go? How can they teach what they don’t know them-selves? So many today are not being taught in the camp (church), so they don’t know how to teach outside the church. Many today do not understand The Great Commission and if you only read Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-18, Luke 24:47, you still will be confused. Today we have several denominations that have come to be because of misinterpreta-tion of these scriptures. We have those who believe one must be bap-tized to be saved; those who believe they can cast out demons; those who speak with new (or unknown) tongues; those who believe if they are bitten by a poisonous snake or drink deadly poi-son it will not hurt them; and those that can heal the sick by the laying of of hands. The Apostles did have these powers, but none since. So how are we to be A Great Commission Church? Paul told Timothy in chapter 2:2 “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit those to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” In other words, like a relay, the word is to go forth outside the camp. The last of the “let us” is 13:15. “Therefore by Him let us continu-ally offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” A big part of our salvation is for us to go forth out-side the church building to share the salvation of the Lord Jesus with oth-ers. If we do not, as Paul said in 2 Timothy 2:2, “commit” or share the gospel with other, it will not be spread as it should be. Remember Jesus said “We are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). We must not leave that light under a basket; especially in this season. The verse says we are to continually praise God with our lips. So, as we think about all of the events that we will be faced with between now and January first, let us remember the Christ of Calvary who died for us. Hugh Q Hugh Sherrill is an ordained minister presently serving at Philippi Baptist Church. BIBLE STUDIES Ongoing Church Calendar ItemsMondays: Souls’ Harbor Church of God in Christ, 901 NE Lake Drive, will have Bible study each Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (386) 752-7811.A women’s Bible study class will be held each Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Class Extension of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 436 SW McFarlane Ave. All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Esther at (386) 752-9909. Wednesdays: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have a men’s breakfast and Bible study from 7 to 8 a.m. each Wednesday at the church, 5056 SW State Road 47, one mile south of Interstate 75. For more information, contact Pastor Bruce Alkire at (386) 755-4299. Thursdays: Ministry Pointing People to Christ meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 284 SW Beech Street. The public is invited. Call Essie Wilson at 386-755-1483 for more information. GEAR FOR:


LAKE CITY REPORTER RELIGION FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 2013 5A7AReligion‘Meanwhile’ used as a turning pointC halk it up to my love of multi-task-ing, (don’t you just love that rare day when you get to check off everything on your list?) but I really like the word “meanwhile,” especially when it gets used like this: My dinner was in the oven; meanwhile I finished up the laundry. Meanwhile literally means “at the same time.” Chapter four begins by telling us that while Ruth was at home feeling very con-cerned and probably con-fused about what was hap-pening, Boaz was in town getting the matter settled, just like Naomi assured her that he would. Like a man on a mission, Boaz gets to work: first, he waits for the nearer kinsman-redeemer at the city gate where all legal transactions were settled, the equivalent of our courtroom. Once he is in place, ten elders were gathered and then the case was opened. The details get a bit confusing in our English transla-tion, but remember that property wasn’t actually bought and sold in the way that we understand today. Through his inheri-tance, Naomi’s husband, Elimelech had rights to a parcel of land that was for-feited when the family left Bethlehem to go to Moab. What Boaz is presenting to the closest kinsman is the opportunity to buy back the property for Naomi’s family, herself and Ruth, not from them. This appeared to be agree-able until he understood the strings attached — the widow, along with the responsibility to maintain her dead husband’s name. Isn’t Boaz playing it cool? No doubt his heart is beating double time, hoping that he gets to be the one to redeem the property and get the girl! Did you notice how he throws in the fact that Ruth is a Moabitess and a “dead man’s” widow? I mean are there any other kind? It sure seems like Boaz was trying to make the deal sound as least appealing as possible. Whether it was those small details or not, Boaz’s strategy works and the offer was refused! One last thought, while I’m so glad that every-thing works out for Boaz to redeem the property and marry Ruth, I can’t help but feel a bit sorry for that other relative. For heaven’s sake, what if he was wearing his favor-ite pair of shoes? And I just have to wonder, did they have a shoe store in Bethlehem where you could buy just one in cases like this? Just goes to show, you never know what might be going on meanwhile… Because every heart matters, Angie “Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat th ere. When the kinsman-redeemer he had mentioned came along, Boaz said, ‘Come over here, my friend a nd sit down.’ So he went over and sat down. Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, ‘Sit here,’ and they did so. Then he said to the kinsman-redeeme r, ‘Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece o f land that belonged to our brother Elimelech. I t hought I should bring the matter to your attention and sugge st that you buy it in the presence of these seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you wi ll redeem it, do so. But if you will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you, and I am next in line.’’ ‘I will redeem it, ‘ he said. Then Boaz said, ‘On the day you buy the land from Naomi and from Ruth t he Moabitess, you acquire the dead man’s widow, in ord er to maintain the dead with his property.’ At thi s the kinsman-redeemer said, ‘Then I cannot redeem it because it might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yo urself. I cannot do it.’ (Now in earlier times in Israel, for the redemption and transfer of property to beco me final, one party took off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the method for legalizing transactions i n Israel.) So the kinsman-redeemer said to Boaz. ‘Buy it yourself .’ And he removed his sandal.” — Ruth 4:1-8 HEART MATTERS Angie The uses of stonesS everal years ago, we had what the Irish call a “Pub” — that is, a bar, and it was called “The Frog.” Then it was doomed to be torn down. As we would pass by, sometimes daily, we would watch the progress but it just so happened that we were in the process of fixing up our yard. It seemed like we planted hundreds of plants, bushes and trees. We created gardens and actually named them. We have the “Mail-box garden,” the “Bird house garden,” the “Beside the house garden,” and we had the “Zig-zag garden” (which is thankfully gone), the “Triangle garden,” and then there is the “Long garden” which goes around the back yard. We just about gardened ourselves to death, right? Well, this was all a part of just making our little place look a bit better. Part of these projects included rocks… lots and lots of rocks. We would see a pile of rocks somewhere and stop and try and get some. We drew the line when we saw road repair being done and huge chunks of sidewalk and street were coming up. But then came the frog. When that place came down, I mentioned it to my wife and we were both ‘drooling.’ You may think it funny to drool over rocks…. But just think about how much that stuff costs. We were putting borders made of rocks everywhere. The day came and I went down to the place where all that remained of the “Frog” was a huge pile of rocks. I had my trusty old, half ton 1989 Chevrolet truck (long bed), and stopped at the site. I asked if I could have some rocks. The workers said, “sure,” but I don’t think they expected what happened. I started picking rocks, actually cinder blocks that had been broken. Four trips, and two tons of rock later we had what we thought was enough to put bor-ders around everything in our yard. Surprisingly the truck withstood the stress, even though each load made the truck ‘sag’ on the rear end. Now we are almost finished with our projects and the yard looks pretty good. All with a lot of hard work. Rocks (stones) have been used throughout the bible for various reasons: building walls (Genesis 11:3), building an altar for worship (Genesis 28:18, 22), stones were used as monuments (Genesis 35:14), as vessels (Exo. 7:19), as examples (Exodus 15:5, 16), as weap-ons (Exodus 21:8), to write on (Exodus 24:12; 28:10, to punish and put to death (Leviticus 20:27; 24:14; 26:1; John 8:1-11), used in prophesy (Matthew 24); and reference to Jesus (Acts 4:11)… for closing tombs (John 11:38-45), for marking a place of judgment (John 19:13)… and many others. The most notable stone, the one which is historically remembered and spoken about, is the one which was moved from the tomb of Jesus (John 20:1). Jesus of course didn’t need the stone removed to get out of the tomb; it was moved for us. It was moved so the disciples could go in and see the linens which wrapped Jesus lying in their folds. So they could see Jesus was not there. He is our risen Savior. All the oth-ers who claim to be the Messiah are still dead, their graves… marked with a stone. Jack Exum Jr. Q Jack Exum Jr. is a freelance writer who lives in Lake City. To find more articles (by Jack Exum Jr. as well as Jack Exum Sr.), Exum books for sale, family pictures, bible studies, spe cial "For Teens Only" area and more, visit Exum's web site, CHURCH CALENDAR Dec. 6Nativity SceneA Living Nativity will be presented by Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7 and again on Dec. 13 and 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. The church is located on US 441 South near Ellisville. There will be a donation box for non-perishable food items for the Christian Service Center. Questions, contact 386-867-3169.Dec. 7Gospel FestThe community is invited to attend “Gospel Fest 2013” on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Victory Christian Teaching Ministries, 445 SW Alachua Ave. “Gospel Fest” is a time of celebra-tion with singing and danc-ing. Proceeds are used to help open a Victory House Women’s Program which houses homeless women and children. For more information email 8Founder’s DayTrinity Faith Outreach Ministries Church, 738 NW Texas Ave., is hosting their 13th annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 8. Guest speaker at 11:30 a.m. will be LCPD Chief Argatha Gilmore; guest speaker at 3 p.m. will be Pastor Japan Ruise from Margaretta. Christmas concertThe Olivet Missionary Baptist Church invites you to their second communi-ty Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m., featuring adult and youth choirs that have come together and combined from local churches to sing songs of thanksgiving and praise in this season of fel-lowship and celebration of the birth of Christ. Please come out and share with us this joyous and festive occasion.Gospel concertThe end of the year Gospel Concert featuring “The Legendary Jackson Southernaires” will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Ernest Courtoy Civic Center, 1129 NW 4th St. in Jasper. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more infor-mation, call Missionary P. Jefferson at 386-792-3247.Communion ServicePhilippi Baptist Church will be holding a special pre-Christmas communion service on Sunday morn-ing, December 8 at 11 a.m. Pastor Hugh Sherrill will preach on the Lord’s Supper. Christmas musicalThe music ministry of Parkview Baptist Church, 268 NW Lake Jeffery Rd., presents their Christmas musical, “The Light of Christmas,” on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Call 386-752-0681 for more information.Dec. 15 AnniversaryNew Mount Pisgah AMEC, 345 NE Washington St., is celebrating their 136th anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Pearce Ewing and the Historic Mt. Zion AMEC family will be the guest preacher.Christmas concertThe music ministry of Southside Baptist Church will be presenting a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. Nursery will be provided for children four years of age and younger. There will be fellowship following the concert. For more informa-tion, call 386-755-5553.Dec. 22Christmas MusicalThe Elim Baptist Church, 3435 SW Elim Church Road in Fort White, presents “Jesus — There’s some-thing about that Name,” a Christmas musical, on Sunday Dec. 22 at the 11 a.m. service. Call 386-497-1972 for more.Dec. 24Candlelight serviceNew Mount Pisgah AMEC, 345 NE Washington St., is having a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24 from 7-8 p.m. Call 386-752-1830 for more information. Appreciate ‘outsiders’ — part 3 of 5By David MatthisAP Religion WriterLast week we discussed accommodating outsiders and how our church services should be inviting outsid-ers, not turning them off. Paul charged the church in Corinth to engage non-believers in worship. But do not do this at the expense of the truth of the gospel. This week we shift our focus to appreciating ‘outsiders’ and watching how we act in front of them.Appreciate OutsidersCare for outsiders goes beyond First Corinthians. Related is the healthy concern for the gospel’s reputation in the Pastoral Epistles. Whether it’s the conduct of widows (1 Timothy 5:14), slaves (1 Timothy 6:1; Titus 2:10), or young women (Titus 2:5), Paul would have us seek “in everything [to] adorn the doc-trine of God our Savior” (Titus 2:10) and not bring any just reviling on the name, teaching, and word of God (1 Timothy 6:1; Titus 2:5). He would have us be concerned to “show perfect courtesy toward all people” (Titus 3:2), and have us care that our good works “are excellent and profit-able for people” (Titus 3:8). It matters in 1 Thessalonians 4:12 that we “walk properly before outsid-ers,” and in Colossians 4:5–6 that we conduct ourselves wisely “toward outsiders, making the best use of time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” And as we give an answer, and provide a defense to anyone who asks the reason for the hope that is in us, Peter adds his voice to the concern with outsiders: “Do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame” (1 Peter 3:15–16). Our apologetic is not only carefully cho-sen words, with a kind demeanor, but a life that benefits others, even outsiders. “This is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people” (1 Peter 2:15). US Capitol tree lit WASHINGTON — An 88-foot-tall spruce that was transported from Washington state to Washington D.C. has been illuminated in a cer-emony on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. House Speaker John Boehner flipped the switch that lit the Capitol Christmas Tree, helped by the sixyear-old son of an Iraq war veteran. Washington Congressman Jim McDermott said Christmas is about a “child that came into the world and changed the world.” He added, “I hope this tree will remind us of Jesus’ call to feed the hungry, to wel-come the stranger, to clothe the naked and to take care of the sick.”RELIGION BRIEFSQ Associated Press Q Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible studies, leads marriage and family conferences, and offers bibli cal counseling to individuals, couples and families. By BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE — A private group placed a Nativity scene in the Florida state Capitol on Tuesday in an event that included prayers, children singing Christmas carols and a celebration of Jesus’ birth. Up next, the atheists get their say.The Capitol rotunda is open to any group that applies through the state Department of Management Services as long as their displays follow guidelines on size and other restrictions. The Florida Nativity Scene Committee decided to use that opportunity to display the biblical scene of Jesus’ birth. “We are not trying to offend anyone, but we are taking a stand for Christ in Christmas, a stand for truth and religious freedom,” said Pam Olsen, who organized the event. “And what better place to do this than the heart of our state government.” American Civil Liberties Union of Florida executive director Howard Simon immediately thought of two better places. “They may now have a right to do that, but there are better places,” Simon said. “There are houses of wor-ship and there are each of our homes if we choose to commemorate the holidays.” Groups that advocate for the separation of religion and government say the display is on solid constitution-al grounds because the state is not spending money on it and it has designated the Capitol rotunda as a public forum. A disclaimer was posted near the Nativity scene that said the state does not support or endorse the dis-play, which is across the rotunda from a giant menorah that marks the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. And it’s why the state is letting the Freedom From Religion Foundation hang a banner with its views. T he banner is expected to be hung Thursday. It will dep ict Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and the Statue of Liberty adoring the Bill of Rights pl aced in a crib typically used to depict Jesus and the Nativit y scene. “Let us also honor the birth of our Bill of Rights, which reminds us there can be no freedom OF religion without having freedom FROM religion in government,” the banner reads in part. The group also has signs up to counter Nativity scenes in the Wisconsin and Illinois capitols that declare there are no gods, heaven or hell. “We don’t think there should be religion or irrelig ion in any state Capitol, but if they’re going to start allowi ng religion and call it a public forum then certainly the non-relig ious point of view should be there, too,” said Annie Laurie Gaylo r, co-president of the Madison, Wisc.-based foundation. Nativity scene on display at capitol


8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 2013 8A On Friday, December 13th Carrier Food Pick Up Day To participate, simply leave a bag of non-perishable food at your Reporter paper tube or the end of your driveway Thursday night, Dec. 12. No glass containers. Your Lake City Reporter carrier will pick it up while delivering your Friday paper. December 2-13, 2013 Bring Your Food Items to the Reporter Office. located at 180 E. Duval Street, Lake City Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. For additional information and to participate, please call 752-1293 Supporting the Florida Gateway Food Bank Lets Fill It Up! For all Cash Donations make checks payable to: Florida Gateway Food Bank Bring your non-perishables to Lake City Reporter oce. Fort White students learn to weld at FGC By TONY BRITT A group of Fort White High School students took a trip to Florida Gateway College Thursday where they were able to get an inside look and hands-on experience into the refrig eration, HVAC and weld ing fields. The students spent close to four hours at the college touring the class areas as well as others on campus, but spent most of their time performing hands-on activities as they worked on virtual reality simulators. The students seemed to enjoy the visit, said Tim Robinson, FGC HVAC/ refrigeration instructor. They were able to tie the academic portion of the program to the hands-on portion of the program. Being able to go in and do a simulation on how it should work, view the pro cess, service of operation and take that into the lab and be able to see an actual physical machine operate in that manner increases their likelihood of being successful in installing, troubleshooting and ser vicing HVAC equipment. Dustin Williams, an 18year-old Fort White High School student, used a blow torch to weld a piece of cop per tubing during the trip. I enjoyed the tour. I learned a lot of stuff I didnt know about, he said. I liked welding the copper tubing. It was pret ty unique and something I had never done. Marcus Bell, a Fort White High School instructor at the schools Energy Academy, said the trip helped the students because it taught them that they needed to stick with education to increase their ability to make money. They can learn on their own, but if they come here and learn the correct tech niques first, theyll go a lot further, he said. Wayne Oelfke, who is with the Fort White High School technical, agricul tural, operations depart ment, said 26 Fort White High School visited FGC during Thursdays outing. Oelfke said it was impor tant that the students have an opportunity to see and talk to people who are in the community. Our goal is not only to get these students certi fied, but get them certified with quality skills that they can compete and its all here at FGC, he said. Were trying to create a feeder program where kids can start at high school level and see a future and continue their educational ladder, coming up through the college where they can get certified and go out in the work world and earn a good living with good skills, added Carl Romano, FGC Industrial Technology Occupational programs coordinator. Joe Ganser, FGC weld ing instructor, said FGC has the most technology to offer welding students in the state, including a $50,000 welding simulator. No other school in Florida has as much weld ing technology as we can offer students here with the different types of equip ment we have, he said. TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter Fort White High School student Dustin Williams (left) gets welding tips from Florida Gateway College student Michael Haskins. Our goal is not only to get these students certified, but get them certi fied with quality skills that they can compete and its all here at FGC. Wayne Oelfke, Fort White High School technical and agri cultral operations deparment of Scotch if hed get me onto a submarine. He took me out to the liquor store that night, and a few days later I was on my way to New London (a Navy base near Groton, Connecticut, where the Naval Submarine School is located). After completing his training, Anderson served as a submarine torpedo man for the remainder of World War II, eventually being assigned to USS Baya, which made five war patrols in the South China Sea, Gulf of Siam, Java Sea, and Philippine Sea in 19441945. It was not an easy service. The Japanese had what we called hunter-killer packs, he recalls. Theyd surround a sub and then send in destroyers one at a time to depth charge it while the rest maintained a cordon around the subs location. Your best bet was to get below the thermo cline (a thin layer of water in which a rapid tempera ture change takes place, separating the warmer upper waters that are heat ed by solar energy from the cooler, more stable deep waters below), which would throw off their sonar. But if you were in a harbor, you couldnt always do that because the water was too shallow. Surviving a depth charge was not a pleasant experience either. When the charges started coming, Id get every man in my compart ment assigned to doing something, Anderson remembers. It was bet ter than sitting around anticipating. Then the shock waves would hit. Youd have leaks from water lines and air lines, and youd see the men around you with blood leaking from every open ing in their bodies. Id say at least 85 percent of those who survived came out with hearing loss. It was an occupational haz ard, but one the Veterans Administration never really acknowledged. Following the war, Anderson returned to the East Coast, where he mar ried a young woman he had met while stationed there. We had 54 won derful years together, and I wish I could have another 54, he said softly. But God has been with me every step of the way. Today, Anderson lives quietly on a small horse farm off Old Wire Road. A member of the American Legion, he still keeps in touch with some of his fellow submariners, though the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II disbanded in September 2012. There werent enough of us left who were fit to travel to keep it going, he said. Anderson and his fel low veterans are the last of a rare breed, as submariners never accounted for more than two percent of naval personnel during World War II. Yet they sank more than 30 percent of the Japanese Navy and some 5 million tons of shipping, exacting a bitter price for the memory of Pearl Harbor. Anderson has no regrets regarding his military ser vice. I think we got more out of our military service than any other branch, he says. We came out believing that we could do anything. No one will ever know the full story of the submarine service; most of us never knew more than we needed to know to do our jobs. It really was the Silent Service in more ways than one. All I can say is that we were expected to do the impos sible and we did. ANDERSON Continued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter John Anderson kisses Shirley Bennett while at the American Legion on Wednesday. Bennett is Andersons caregiver. Anderson lives with a total hearing loss in his right ear and a 95 percent hearing loss in his left due to his wartime service. No one will ever know the full story of the submarine service; most of us never knew more than we need ed to know to do our jobs. It really was the Silent Service in more ways than one.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7, 2013 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High seniors Jessica Chatman (from left), Carla D’Antoni and Kayla Janson are joined by head coach Lindsay McCardle on Senior Night for the Lady Tigers’ soccer team. Lady Tigers fall, 2-1, on Senior NightBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comIt was a heartbreaker on Senior Night as Columbia High’s soccer team fell, 2-1, to visiting Hamilton County High at Tiger Stadium on Thursday. Hamilton opened up the scoring with a goal in the 14th minute, but Columbia was able to bounce back and tie the game heading into the half. Alyxx Lloyd scored on an assist from Carla D’Antoni with 15 min-utes remaining in the first half to tie the game. The two teams would go scoreless despite Columbia having a handful of shots on goal throughout the second half. Hamilton took a 2-1 lead with a breakaway goal coming with four minutes remaining in the contest. Columbia had five shots on goal during the final two minutes of play, but were unable to put a shot in the net. “Hamilton just came in and wanted it more,” Columbia head coach Lindsay McCardle said. “We fought hard, especially in the final 10 minutes, but it was just those little mis-takes that gave the game away. We’re coming up on three games this weekend, and we have to move on.” McCardle also said that the Lady Tigers did a good job of finding shots, but have to put the ball away. “We had more than 20 shots on goal,” she said. It was a sad ending to the festivities for the seniors, but McCardle said that Jessica Chatman, Carla D’Antoni and Kayla Janson have all been valuable mem-bers of the Lady Tigers. “We will definitely miss all three of them,” McCardle said. “They’ve put in a lot of hard work and sweat. They’re sweet girls and I have enjoyed getting to know them over the last few years. We’ve all grown together and they’ll defi-nitely be missed.” Columbia falls to 2-8 on the season, but has a chance to rebound this weekend in the Timberwolf Classic in Tallahassee starting today. Indians take county hoops Fort White knocks off Columbia, 61-57 JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Melton Sanders drives through through C olumbia High’s Robert Dace (15) and Tre Simmons (2) while attempting a shot during a ga me Thursday night. Fort White beat Columbia, 61-57. By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFort White High’s basketball team beat Columbia High, 61-57, in Lake City on Thursday in a game that defined playing hard. The effort produced fumble-fisted play and plen-ty of fouls, but also some brilliant basketball. After trailing most of the game, Columbia closed to within one point with 1:52 left to play. A 6-0 run finished off the Tigers. “We knew it would be a battle,” Fort White head coach Isiah Phillips said. “You have two programs with some real good young men. It could have gone either way. We still had some energy at the end and we told them to fight through the adversity. We teach finish.” Tre Simmons started the game with a 3-point-er for Columbia (3-2) and the Tigers led 12-6 at the midpoint of the first quarter. Fort White erased that with an 8-2 run down the stretch and the game was tied 14-all at the first buzzer. Melton Sanders went on a rampage in the second quarter, scoring 12 of his game-high 24 points and sparking the Indians to a 13-1 run and a 27-19 lead. Columbia coach Horace Jefferson called a time out and Jordan Coppock responded with a 3-pointer. Sanders matched the trey and Fort White took a 34-25 lead into intermission. Sanders scored six points in the third quarter and hit two free throws late in the game. “We had a good week of practice and it came down to executing at the end,” Sanders said. “Most of us played football and we played more physical. That is usually what Fort White does.” The Indians pushed the lead to 10 points with three minutes left in the third quarter. Dilan Hall and Chris Cottrell traded baskets off rebounds, then Simmons hit another 3-pointer and Darrell Jones hit two free throws to cut the lead to 46-41 at the end of the quarter. After a Joe Powers free throw and another offensive rebound basket by Cottrell for Fort White, Simmons got the deficit back to five points with his fourth 3-pointer. Jefferson called time out with 5:58 remaining, but it was Quan Porter who responded for Fort White with two baskets. Two more free throws from Jones plus a bucket from DaKarry Rossin and a trey by Simmons made it 53-51 Fort White with 3:45 left to play. Jalen Wyche scored a basket for Fort White, then Simmons was fouled on a 3-point attempt and made all three free throws. Fort White’s lead was one, 55-54. Both teams missed free throws, then Cottrell hit a basket and two free throws. Sanders’ two free throws offset a late 3-pointer from Jones. “We had too many unforced errors,” Jefferson said. “We have good ball-handlers so the press didn’t bother us. I told them yes-terday we need to focus on finishing and we didn’t finish. I want to commend my kids. They could have rolled over and died, but they didn’t. “We were beaten by a pretty good team, and we’re a pretty good team.” Cottrell and Wyche each scored 12 for the Indians. Porter scored six points, Powers scored five and Christian Helsel scored two. Fort White (3-0) plays at Oak Hall School at 7:30 p.m. today. Simmons led the Tigers in scoring with 15 points and Jones scored 14. Rossin scored nine points, with eight points from Hall, five from Coppock, a 3-pointer from Robert Dace, a basket by Andrew Moemeka and a free thrown from Kelvin Jonas.


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Mid-American Conference, championship, Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois, at Detroit GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, World Challenge, second round, at Thousand Oaks, Calif. 12 Midnight TGC — European PGA Tour, Hong Kong Open, third round 4 a.m. TGC — Nedbank Challenge, third round, at Sun City, South Africa MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. FS1 — Arizona St. at DePaul 10 p.m. ESPN — Kentucky vs. Baylor, at Arlington, Texas MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — UMass at Notre Dame NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN — Denver at Boston SOCCER 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 — FIFA, World Cup Draw, at Costa do Sauipe, Brazil WINTER SPORTS 10 p.m. NBCSN — USSA, Birds of Prey, at Avon, Colo. (same-day tape) ——— Saturday BOXING 8 p.m. SHO — Champion Sakio Bika (32-5-2) vs. Anthony Dirrell (26-0-0), for WBC super middleweight title; Erislandy Lara (18-1-2) vs. Austin Trout (26-1-0), for vacant WBA interim super welter-weight title; champion Devon Alexander (25-1-0) vs. Shawn Porter (22-0-1), for IBF welterweight title; welterweights, Zab Judah (42-8-0) vs. Paulie Malignaggi (32-5-0), at Brooklyn, N.Y. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ABC — Oklahoma at Oklahoma St.ESPN — UCF at SMUESPN2 — Conference USA, championship game, Marshall at Rice 3:30 p.m. FOX — Texas at Baylor 4 p.m. CBS — Southeastern Conference, championship, Auburn vs. Missouri, at Atlanta 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — South Florida at Rutgers 7:45 p.m. ESPN — Pac-12 Conference, championship game, Stanford at Arizona St. 8 p.m. FOX — Big Ten Conference, championship, Ohio St. vs. Michigan St., at Indianapolis 8:07 p.m. ABC — Atlantic Coast Conference, championship, Duke vs. Florida St., at Charlotte, N.C. 10 p.m. CBS — Mountain West Conference, championship, Utah St. at Fresno St. GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, World Challenge, third round, at Thousand Oaks, Calif. 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, World Challenge, third round, at Thousand Oaks, Calif. 12 Midnight TGC — European PGA Tour, Hong Kong Open, final round 4 a.m. TGC — Nedbank Challenge, final round, at Sun City, South Africa MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. FSN — La Salle vs. Stony Brook, at New York Noon FS1 — Colgate at Georgetown 12:30 p.m. CBS — UCLA at Missouri 1:30 p.m. FSN — Fordham at St. John’s 2 p.m. FS1 — Bowling Green at Xavier 3:15 p.m. ESPN2 — Kansas at Colorado 4 p.m. FS1 — Florida Gulf Coast at FIU 5:15 p.m. ESPN2 — UNLV at Arizona 6 p.m. FS1 — North Dakota at Butler MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY 6:30 p.m. NBCSN — UMass at Notre Dame NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. WGN — Detroit at Chicago SOCCER 7:40 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Newcastle at Manchester United 9:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Manchester City at Southampton 12:25 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Tottenham at Sunderland 4 p.m. ESPN — MLS Cup, Real Salt Lake at Kansas City WINTER SPORTS 2 p.m. NBC — USSA, Birds of Prey, at Avon, Colo. (same-day tape) FOOTBALLNFL schedule Sunday’s Games Atlanta at Green Bay, 1 p.m.Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m.Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m.Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.Miami at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m.Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.Tennessee at Denver, 4:05 p.m.Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.Carolina at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game Dallas at Chicago, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 San Diego at Denver, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m.San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.Chicago at Cleveland, 1 p.m.Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.New England at Miami, 1 p.m.Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 4:05 p.m.Arizona at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m.New Orleans at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m.Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 Baltimore at Detroit, 8:40 p.m. AP Top 25 games Today No. 16 Northern Illinois vs. Bowling Green, MAC championship at Detroit, 8 p.m. Saturday No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 20 Duke, ACC championship at Charlotte, N.C., 8 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Michigan State, Big Ten championship at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. No. 3 Auburn vs. No. 5 Missouri, SEC championship at Atlanta, 4 p.m. No. 6 Oklahoma State vs. No. 18 Oklahoma, Noon No. 7 Stanford at No. 11 Arizona State, Pac-12 championship, 7:45 p.m. No. 9 Baylor vs. No. 23 Texas, 3:30 p.m. No. 15 UCF at SMU, NoonNo. 24 Fresno State vs. Utah State, MWC championship, 10 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m.Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Denver at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.Orlando at New York, 7:30 p.m.Golden State at Houston, 8 p.m.Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Utah at Portland, 10 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Denver at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m.Miami at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Golden State at Memphis, 8 p.m.Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.Indiana at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m.Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Game No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 20 Baylor at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 10 p.m. No. 9 Oklahoma State vs. South Carolina, 9:30 p.m. No. 12 UConn vs. Maine at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 2 Arizona vs. UNLV, 5:15 p.m.No. 4 Syracuse vs. Binghamton, 7 p.m.No. 5 Ohio State vs. CCSU, 4:30 p.m.No. 6 Kansas at Colorado, 3:15 p.m.No. 7 Louisville vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 1 p.m. No. 8 Wisconsin vs. Marquette, 2:15 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State vs. Oral Roberts, 8 p.m. No. 14 Villanova at Saint Joseph’s, 6 p.m. No. 16 Menphis vs. Northwestern State, 1 p.m. No. 17 Iowa State vs. Northern Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, 6 p.m. No. 18 UCLA at Missouri, 12:30 p.m.No. 19 Gonzaga vs. New Mexico State, 11 p.m. No. 21 UMass vs. BYU at the MassMutual Center, Springfield, Mass., 1:30 p.m. No. 22 Michigan vs. Houston Baptist, Noon No. 23 Iowa vs. Drake at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, 8:30 p.m. No. 25 Dayton at Illinois State, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 13 Oregon at Mississippi, 5 p.m.No. 24 San Diego State vs. Washington, 3:05 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 20132BSPORTS FRIDAY EVENING DECEMBER 6, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Last Man StandingThe Neighbors (N) Shark Tank (N) (DVS) (:01) 20/20 (N) News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 NewsChann 4 NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondRules/EngagementBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryThe 10 O’Clock News (N) Chann 4 NewsArsenio Hall 5-PBS 5 -JournalNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) Washington WeekCeltic Woman: Home for Christmas 3 Steps to Incredible Health! 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Action NewsMike & Molly Mike & Molly 48 Hours (N) e College Football Mountain West Championship -Utah State at Fresno State. 9-CW 9 17 17(4:30) “Be Cool” (2005, Comedy) Meet the BrownsHouse of PayneLike, LoveFantasy FootballI Know JaxYourJax MusicJacksonvilleLocal HauntsYourJax Music 10-FOX 10 30 30e(3:30) College Football Texas at Baylor.FOX CollegeBig Ten Prege College Football Big Ten Championship -Michigan State vs. Ohio State. From Indianapolis. (N) News 12-NBC 12 12 12NewsNBC Nightly NewsWheel of FortuneJeopardy! Christmas in Rockefeller Center The Blacklist “Gina Zanetakos” Saturday Night Live NewsSat. Night Live CSPAN 14 210 350Washington This CommunicatorsFirst Ladies: In uence & Image “Betty Ford” The life of rst lady Betty Ford. Washington This Week Washington This Week WGN-A 16 239 307America’s Funniest Home VideosFunny VideosBulls Eye (N) d NBA Basketball Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls. From the United Center in Chicago. 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LAKE CITY REPORTER NASCAR FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 2013 3B3BNASCAR In recent months, there have been questions about the future and the nances of Iowa Speedway, the .875-mile track in Newton, Iowa, that was designed by Rusty Wallace and has drawn praise from drivers and fans alike. Veteran track manager Doug Fritz left the track several months ago, and there were published reports indicating that the track was behind on some of its bills, even though it drew good crowds for its NASCAR-sanctioned Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series races as well as the IndyCar events run there since the track opened in September 2006. But any doubts about the track were erased last week with the announcement that NASCAR had purchased the venue. “Iowa Speedway is a great entertainment facility with a very bright future,” Eric Nyquist, NASCAR vice president, strategic development, said in a release announcing the purchase. “The facility has the support of the region, it’s positioned well in the heart of the Midwest, and year in and year out it provides great short-track racing ac-tion for motorsports fans. “NASCAR ownership will allow us to draw on the entire resources of our compa-ny. It also provides us with the opportunity to execute rsthand a number of entertain-ment ideas and engagement opportunities with fans — much of which we have out-lined repeatedly as the core of our Industry Action Plan.” Iowa Speedway already has announced its 2014 schedule, and it includes two Nation-wide races, one on May 18 and the other on Aug. 2. There will also be one Camping World Truck Series event in conjunction with the IndyCar series on July 11-12, and two NASCAR K&N Pro Series support races. Although many consider the purchase by NASCAR to be a sign that a Sprint Cup race will be held at the track, since NA-SCAR controls the schedule for all of its major divisions, the announcement said that there are no immediate plans to host Cup races at Iowa. There will be a gathering in Des Moines on Thursday, Dec. 12, to outline additional details on the purchase and plans for the future. Information on this event will be announced soon. Season ticket holders may renew their tickets for the 2014 season, and will have an exclusive right to secure their current seats until Dec. 14. All other seats are available for purchase immediately, with season ticket prices starting at $95. For more information visit For many a NASCAR fan, David Ragan, of Unadilla, Ga., is considered one of the sport’s young guns. But as it was brought home to him a week ago at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway, he’s been around the sport quite a while. He’ll turn 28 on Christmas Eve, and he’s been racing for more than half of his life. He’s run seven full seasons in the elite Sprint Cup Series, with two wins, two poles and 34 top-10 nishes to his credit. In 99 Nationwide Series starts over the years, with just two full-time campaigns, he’s won twice, taken two poles and posted 46 top-10 nishes. But he was racing in Legends, Allison Legacy cars and Late Models for years before he ever broke into NASCAR. When Ragan returned to Myrtle Beach to compete in the track’s big 400-lapper for Late Model Stock cars, he ran as a teammate to Kaz Grala, who wound up nishing in second place, two spots ahead of Ragan. Grala really is a young guy. He’s just 14 and wasn’t old enough to understand the sport the last time Ragan raced at Myrtle Beach, back in 2003. On the same weekend at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Ragan saw Todd Gilliland, the 13-year-old son of his Sprint Cup team-mate David Gilliland, nish second in a Limited Late Model race. “Talking to kids about something that happened at the track in the late 1990s, I realized they probably hadn’t been born then,” Ragan said. “That kind of puts it in perspective.” It also reinforces to Ragan just how lucky he is to compete at the level he does, and to be able to win races like this year’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. “There are a lot of talented drivers out there, but there are only 43 spots avail-able in the Sprint Cup Series,” he said. “I really appreciate every opportunity I’ve ever gotten, and I don’t take anything for granted.” In the 400, Ragan qualied a disappointing 20th, but was satised with his fourth-place nish. “We passed a lot of cars,” he said. “And it was fun.” After enjoying a Thanksgiving break, Ragan attended the Georgia-Georgia Tech college football game, then headed south to Pensacola, Fla., to compete in the 46th-annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on Dec. 8. The annual event is the most prestigious in asphalt Late Model racing and over the years has attracted some of NASCAR’s top drivers, including the late Dale Earnhardt. Previ-ous winners include NASCAR veterans like Darrell Waltrip and Kyle Busch, and short-trackers like Fayetteville, Ga.’s Ronnie Sanders and Chase Elliott, who, like his father, Bill Elliott, started out rac-ing on short tracks in the Southeast and quickly moved on to one of NASCAR’s top touring circuits. Ragan has run the Derby for the past three seasons, with his best effort com-ing last year, when he started on the pole and nished eighth behind Erik Jones, who recently became the youngest winner ever in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. “We had a shot to win it last year,” Ragan said. “We’re going back down there and give it our best shot again.” Ragan will drive his own car at the Derby, and his cousin Brett Ragan, a former car chief at Roush Fenway Racing now working at David Ragan’s Ford dealership in Perry, will serve as his crew chief. After seven years in Sprint Cup, young gun David Ragan has been racing for more than half his life David Ragan won the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup race in 2013.Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCARJust how Austin Dillon’s 2013 Nationwide Series cha mpionship will be remembered won’t be known for some time. It may be that people remember that he won th e title without winning a race. Or it could be that t he focus will be on his battle down the stretch with eventua l runner-up Sam Hornish Jr. — a battle that ended at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a bit of controversy, as 12 laps of caution were run in the final 17 laps, e nding any chance Hornish had of overtaking Dillon, who wa sn’t running nearly as well as Hornish in that race. But it may be that as time goes by, the NASCAR worl d will focus on the remarkable reversal of fortunes t hat Dillon and his No. 3 Chevrolet team at Richard Chil dress Racing experienced over the final two thirds of the season. Back in the 10th race of the season, at Charlotte M otor Speedway, Dillon started on the pole, but faded to 14th at the finish. He left his home track seventh in the p oints standings, 55 points behind then-leader Regan Smith But over the final 23 races, Dillon had 17 top-10 f inishes, and 11 of those were top-5s. In hindsight, t he numbers look even more impressive to those who underst and a season-long points race, as it’s more important t o finish consistently high in the running order than to win occasionally and have poor finishes in other races. Dillon’s comeback seems almost scripted, and he sai d it was in large part a matter of following a master pl an. “We did a good job of setting goals 10 to 15 weeks ago,” Dillon said. “We did a good job of making up points .” Dillon’s worst finish down the stretch was a 21st o n the road course at Mid-Ohio. That weekend saw him fill in for the injured Tony Stewart in Stewart’s No. 14 Sp rint Cup car at Michigan in addition to racing at Mid-Oh io. Because of the travel, he had to start in the rear at MidOhio, but Dillon said that wasn’t a factor. “Every time you get a chance to run a Cup car, it’s good experience,” he said of running the more powerful S print Cup cars. “It opens your eyes to how hard you can r un a Nationwide car at certain places. “At Mid-Ohio, we had to start in the back, but we g ot our track position back right off the bat. We wound up getting beaten around at the end of the race. Those roadcourse races have a way of ending up like races on the quarter-mile at Bowman Gray Stadium. You have to pl ay offense.” The next week, Dillon bounced back to finish third at Bristol Motor Speedway and move to second in points six behind Hornish. From then on, over the final 10 races, it was essen tially a two-driver contest. By season’s end, the closest challenger, Smith, in third place, was 72 points out of the lead. “The last few weeks were tough,” Dillon said. “Sam is a very tough competitor. He’s won championships in IndyCar, and he knows what he’s doing. “We knew he wasn’t going to lay over. He sure didn’ t make it easy on us. It was a battle I’ll always rem ember. I’m glad we pulled it out.” Now Dillon is preparing for his rookie season in Cu p, a run that most likely will see him bring the No. 3 t o the Cup circuit for the first time since Dale Earnhardt died in 2001. Earnhardt spent the bulk of his career dri ving for Dillon’s grandfather, Richard Childress, who no w fields Dillon’s cars. Dillon will also be getting a new teammate in veter an Ryan Newman, who is moving over from Stewart-Haas Racing to drive the No. 31 Chevrolet formerly drive n by Jeff Burton, whose 2014 plans have not been announc ed. Dillon said he’s looking forward to learning from Newman, who has 17 Cup and seven Nationwide victo-ries in his career. “He’s won races everywhere he’s been,” Dillon said. “And he’s a lot like us. He’s a family guy. He loves to hunt and fish and spend time in the outdoors. “He’s also very smart, and talented. I’m looking fo rward to pulling knowledge from him.”Austin Dillon has impressive 2013 Nationwide season ; claims Series title without having won a raceIowa Speedway purchased by NASCAR; will host Nationwide and Camping World Series in 2014 Bonus points earned by Matt Kenseth for leading laps in 2013, tops among all Sprint Cup drivers. Bonus points earned by Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer, the fewest of all drivers who made the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Bonus points earned by David Ragan, 28th in the final Sprint Cup points standings, the most of any driver outside the top 15. Positions gained in the last 10 percent of Sprint Cup races in 2013 by Dale Earnhardt Jr., tops among all drivers.1118 56 68NUMERICALLY SPEAKING JTG Daugherty announces alliance with RCRJTG Daugherty Racing, which fields the No. 47 driven by A.J. Allmendinger, has announced a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing. The team will be switching from Toyotas to Chevrolets as part of the move. “We certainly appreciate all the support that TRD (Toyota Racing Development) has provided to JTG Daugherty Racing for five years, and we are great fans of their busi-ness model,” JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter said in a release announcing the change. “As a single-car team, we feel that aligning directly with a successful multi-car organization like Richard Childress Racing is what will work best for us in 2014.”Harvick family escapes house fireKevin Harvick and his family got a scare last week when a fire broke out in their Oak Ridge, N.C., home. Reports indicated no injuries and only minor damage to their home.Josh Wise leaving Front Row MotorsportsFront Row Motorsports posted a message on its Facebook page last week stating that Josh Wise, driver of the team’s No. 35 Ford for the past two seasons, has accepted a job driv-ing for another, as yet unnamed, team beginning next season. The team said it plans to continue fielding the No. 35 and will likely have several different drivers share the ride. Wise ran 35 races this season, with an average finish of 34.9 and a best finish of 19th in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega, a race in which his teammates David Ragan and David Gilliland finished 1-2.Almirola family announces new memberAric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Ford at Richard Petty Motorsports, and his wife, Janice, announced the birth of their daughter, Abby Lynn Almirola, who was born last Thursday. Abby joins big brother, Alex. NOTEBOOK Nationwide Series 2013 champion Austin Dillon.Getty Images for NASCAR


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & PUZZLES FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6-7, 2013 DEAR ABBY: My parents and sister live three hours away, so my family stays with me when they come to town. Over the last few years, I noticed things began to disappear from my home. They are usually small and portable -earrings, in particular. The idea of someone stealing from me was very upsetting. When I mentioned it to my sis-ter, she suggested that it could be our house-keeper. After my wedding band vanished, I had a security camera installed. A few months later, two more pairs of earrings went MIA, so I had the surveil-lance company review the tapes. It turns out the thief is my sister! The idea that she has gone through my things and helped herself with no remorse after I opened my home to her disgusts me. When I confronted her, she denied it. She later told my mother that she did take the earrings, but didn’t know why I wanted them “because they were so ugly.” Christmas is coming and I can no longer wel-come her to my home. Why would she do this to me? — TRUSTED MY SISTER IN RALEIGH, N.C. DEAR TRUSTED: Not knowing your sister, I can’t say for certain why she would steal from you. She may have klep-tomania and be unable to control her impulses. Or, she may resent you for what she perceives you have that she doesn’t (a happy life, lovely home, etc.) and has been taking the items to “even things up.” While I don’t blame you for being upset, please understand that whatever her reason, she’s a troubled woman who needs help. Unless you lock up anything of value, she should not be in your home.Group tired of partying should confess togetherDEAR ABBY: We are part of a group of couples who meet monthly at one another’s homes to play cards. We usually play in the evening from 7 to 11 with the hosting couple providing light refresh-ments and dessert. Many years ago, one couple designated December as “their” month to cele-brate New Year’s Eve. We start earlier with a meal and end after midnight. The issue is that it has lost its appeal. Many of us would prefer not to be out on that particular night. How do we, as a group, let them know we no longer want to have game night on New Year’s Eve without hurt-ing their feelings? They tend to be a sensitive cou-ple. — PARTIED OUT IN OREGON DEAR PARTIED OUT: Unless one of you is willing to be the messen-ger and speak for the rest of you, you should tell this couple as a group -well before the end of the year -that you would prefer not to be out on a night when many of the drivers on the road have been drinking. It’s a valid reason. While the New Year’s Eve card game may have become a tradition, times change, and as people mature they tend to make more mature decisions. The one you’re making ranks high among them. P.S. There should be no hurt feelings if you sug-gest that the card game take place at some other time.58-year-old divorcee should start lookingDEAR ABBY: I’m a 58-year-old male. My wife divorced me last year after 33 years of mar-riage. Must I wait the rec-ommended seven years before dating? I heard I must wait one year for every five I was married. — READY OR NOT IN MICHIGAN DEAR READY OR NOT: I wonder where you heard that! The answer is no. At 58, you had better start soon. You’re not getting any younger.Mom is slow to address daughter’s weightDEAR ABBY: I’m 12 and weigh 204 pounds. I feel really fat and I want to go on a diet, but my mom won’t let me. I’m getting bad grades in gym class and need your help. — SAD GIRL IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DEAR SAD GIRL: By recognizing that you have a problem that you can’t deal with on your own, you have already taken an important first step in resolving it. The next is to talk to your gym teacher about this and enlist her aid in convinc-ing your mother to give you the help you need. Childhood obesity is rampant in this coun-try, and all those extra pounds could negatively affect your health – not only now, but in the future. If you have a pediatrician, the doctor may be able to discuss the importance of a healthy diet and exercise program for you with your mom. You will need the help of other adults to make her understand if she can’t see that you need help now.Father does not accept girl’s interracial datingDEAR ABBY: I am 18 and dating someone of a different race. We have been together for more than a year. The problem is my father is very rac-ist. Every time I sneak out to go see my boy-friend, my father wants to know who I am with. I tell him it’s “my friends,” but he knows I’m lying. I want to tell him who I’m dating, but I know he’s going to be judgmen-tal and rude if I introduce him to my boyfriend. Any advice on what to do? — NERVOUS IN THE NORTHEAST DEAR NERVOUS: At 18 you are too old to be sneaking around. Your father knows something is up, and he probably suspects the reason you’re not being truthful or open, so stop lying. If he wants to know why you haven’t brought the young man around, tell him it’s because you know how he would react. And IF you decide to make introductions, be sure your boyfriend knows in advance what the reaction will probably be – if he agrees to meet your dad, that is. But I wouldn’t blame him if he didn’t. HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21April 19): Re-evaluate your choices. Make a list of what you have to offer and you’ll realize how you can tailor your services to a wider variety of clients. Spruce up your living quarters or alter your per-sonal routine. Don’t overin-dulge. ++++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Emotions coupled with stubbornness will hold you back. Shake off any ill feelings you might have and project a positive image if you want things to fall into place. Romance will improve a relationship that’s impor-tant to you. ++ GEMINI (May 21June 20): Keep moving. You have no time to waste if you want to take advantage of the offers being made. A partnership appears to be undergo-ing positive changes that can increase your secu-rity and improve your life-style. Make travel plans. +++++ CANCER (June 21July 22): Lean toward unusual events and activities. The more you do to stretch your creative imagination, the more you will have to offer. Avoid overspending or making impulsive purchases if you go shopping. Self-improve-ment projects will bring good results. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let emotional confusion hold you back. Get into the swing of things and enjoy getting together with friends. A change of plans or visit-ing or participating in a new place or activity will enhance your outlook. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A unique approach to a job you’ve been asked to do will bring you good for-tune. Don’t let a domestic problem cost you time and money. Make your choice clear and move on. Truth may be an issue. Check and present facts. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23Oct. 22): You may be in demand when it comes to giving advice, but be care-ful when dealing with emo-tional matters. What you say may be misconstrued as meddling, resulting in changes you will be forced to acknowledge and deal with. ++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Don’t leave anything to chance. As long as you stay on top of matters, you will have nothing to fear and no regrets. Dress your sur-roundings up to suit your personality, but don’t lose sight of the costs involved. Make romantic plans. ++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Memories will get you thinking about old friends. Make arrangements to reunite with someone you miss. Consider altering your current domestic situation. You can make a move, but be careful you don’t take on more than you can afford. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): High energy and a little finesse will get you into the game, but keeping you there will be another story. An impul-sive move may appear to be your best choice but, you are likely to have regrets. Focus on love, not money. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Don’t wait for someone to make choices for you. Jump in and do whatever has to be done in order to avoid delays or restrictions due to someone’s lack of transpar-ency. Emotions must not be ignored. Listen to your heart. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Dealing with institutions will be diffi-cult. Getting the information you need isn’t likely to fall into place easily. Misdirection and false accusations are apparent. Do your own legwork and get the facts before you make a permanent move. Better to be safe than sorry. +++ Happy Birthday: Use your innovation and under-standing to enlist others to help with whatever you take on. Your ability to zigzag your way in and out of whatever you face will show great strength, courage and responsibility. You can get ahead if you don’t display rigidity and if you are willing to put in the hours required to fin-ish what you start. Your numbers are 2, 8, 14, 24, 29, 33, 40. THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Sister caught on camera denies stealing earrings Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abigail Van Puzzle Solutions on the next page.




6B LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDFRIDAY& SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 2013 Lake City Reporter Classifieds Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service DirectoryTo place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding CountiesHighlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Ar twork-Ask Your Representative For Details 386-755-5440 Tree ServiceHALSEY & Sons Tree Service Tree trimming/removal/Lic & Ins. All major credit cards accepted. Call 352-745-0630. LegalIN THE CIRCUITCIVILCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIR-CUITOF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTYCIVILDI-VISIONCase No. 12-2011-CA-000062U.S. BANK NATIONALASSOCI-ATION, Plaintiff,vs.MARAWINGFIELD AND UN-KNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on Au-gust 22, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Columbia County, Florida described asTHE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST1/4 OF SEC-TION 25, TOWNSHIP7 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LESS ROAD RIGHTOF WAYAND UTILITYEASEMENTS, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA; ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT26, SECTION 1, RUM ISLAND RANCHES.and commonly known as: 465 SWRUM ISLAND TER, FORTWHITE, FL32038; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, ATTHE FRONTDOOR OF THE CO-LUMBIACOUNTYCOURT-HOUSE, 145 N. HERNANDO STREET, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, on February 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m..Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.Dated this 18th day of November, 2013.Clerk of the Circuit CourtP. Dewitt CasonBy: /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05542141November 29, 2013December 6, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONFile No. 13000252-CPIN RE: ESTATE OFRICHARD O. RATLIFF, SR.,Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of RICHARD O. RATLIFF, SR. de-ceased, whose date of death was July 5, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-6891, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 2069, Lake City, Florida, 32056-2069. The names and address-es of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 33.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE. ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is December 6, 2013.Personal RepresentativeRICHARD O. RATLIFF, JR.249 NWGuerdon StreetLake City, FL32055Attorney for Personal RepresentativeJEFFREYD. DUNN, ESQUIREFlorida Bar No. 0118284231 East Adams StreetJacksonville, Fl 32202Telephone (904) 353-644005542341December 6, 13, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 12-2012-CA-000650SUNTRUSTMORTGAGE, INC.Plaintiff,v.HOMER A. ZARTMAN; MELENAZARTMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT1; UNKNOWN TENANT2; AND ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-DER OR AGAINSTTHE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIE-NORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIM-ANTS; EARLJUNIOR BARFIELD; FLORIDACREDITUNION; RE-GIONS BANK, SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO UNION PLANTERS BANK, NATIONALASSOCIA-TION; HELEN LOUISE SELTZERDefendants.NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 12, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Co-lumbia County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Co-lumbia County, Florida, described as:LOT25 CARTER PLACE, UNRE-CORDED, MORE PARTICULAR-LYDESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCE ATTHE SWCOR-NER OF THE NW1/4 OF SEC-TION 5, TOWNSHIP3 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN THENCE N 057` WEST775.54 FEET; RUN THENCE N 8852` EAST, 585.00 FEETTO POB; CONTINUE N 8852` EAST225 FEET; RUN THENCE S 057` EAST, 315.51 FEETTO NORTH LINE OF OLIVE STREET; THENCE S 8852` WEST, ALONG NORTH LINE OF OLIVE STREET, 225 FEET; THENCE N 057` WEST315 FEETTO POINTOF BEGINNING.TOGETHER WITH A1989 SKY-LINE OAKSPRINGS DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ID #3262-0645AYTITLE #47717605 AND ID #3262-0645BYTITLE #47712603.a/k/a 313 N.W. OLIVE GLN., LAKE CITY, FL32055-9216at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NWHernando Avenue, Lake City, Fl 32055, on January 8, 2014, begin-ning at 11:00 AM.If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds.NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: IF YOU ARE APERSON WITH ADISABILITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMO-DATION IN ORDER TO PARTICI-PATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, ATNOTCOSTTO YOU, TO THE PROVI-SION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-TANCE. PLEASE CONTACTNANCYNYDAM ATROOM 205, COLUMBIACOUNTYCOURT-HOUSE, P.O. BOX 1569, LAKE CITY, FL32056, (904) 758-2163; SUNCOM 839-2163, WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-CEIPTOF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IM-PAIRED, CALL(904) 758-2139.Dated this 18 day of November, 2013.P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P. A. PerryDeputy Clerk05542169November 29, 2013December 6, 2013 Public Auction to be held JANUARY6, 2014 at 8AM at Ozzie’s Towing & Auto, LLC 2492 SE Baya Ave. Lake City FL, 32025.(386)719-5608Following VIN Number:01 MazdaVIN#JM1TA22141171033305542353DECEMBER 6, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO.: 122006CA000279CAAXMXNATIONALCITYMORTGAGE CO., Plaintiffvs.AUDREYP. MOORER, et alDefendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure date November 18, 2013, and entered in Case No. 122006CA000279CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIACOUNTY, Florida, wherein NA-TIONALCITYMORTGAGE CO., is Plaintiff, and AUDREYP. LegalMOORER, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11AM at COLUMBIACounty Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, 3rd Floor, Lake City, FL32055, in ac-cordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Summary Fi-nal Judgment, to wit:THE W1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RE-CORDS OF COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDATOGETHER WITH 2002 MANUFACTURED HOME, VIN'S JACFL23156A, JACFL23156B AND JACFL23156C.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of this lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommo-dations in order to participate in a court proceeding you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of cer-tain assistance. Individuals with a disability who require special accom-modations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADACoordinator, 173 NE Hernan-do Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of receipt of notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770.Dated at Lake City, COLUMBIACOUNTY, Florida, this 18th day of November, 2013.P. Dewitt CasonClerk of said Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P. A. PerryAs Deputy Clerk05542168November 29, 2013December 6, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONFile No. 13000253-CPIN RE: ESTATE OFANNE R. RATLIFF, Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of ANNE R. RATLIFF, deceased, whose date of death was July 5, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-0064, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-dress of which is Post Office Box 2069, Lake City, Florida, 32056-2069. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is December 6, 2013.Personal RepresentativeROBERTD. RATLIFF12811 Black Angus DriveJacksonville, FL32226Attorney for Personal RepresentativeJEFFREYD. DUNN, ESQUIREFlorida Bar No. 0118284231 East Adams StreetJacksonville, Fl 32202Telephone (904) 353-644005542342December 6, 13, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITOF FLORIDAIN AND FOR COLUM-BIACOUNTYCASE NO. 13000568CAAXMXREVERSE MORTGAGE SOLU-TIONS, INC.,Plaintiff,vs.PHILLIPJ. SIMPSON A/K/APHIL-LIPJOSEPH SIMPSON, et al.Defendants.NOTICE OF ACTIONTo the following Defendant(s):ANYAND ALLUNKNOWN PAR-TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINSTTHE ES-TATE OF LEMMAWYNELLE GOLLYA/K/ALEMMAGOLLYA/K/AWYNELLE GOLLYA/K/ALEMMAW. GOLLYYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the Legalfollowing described property:LOT8 BLOCK 2, SHADYOAKS ACRES UNIT1, ACCORDING TO MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RE-CORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RE-CORDS OF COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDA.has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on McCalla Raymer, LLC, Nicholas J. Youtz, attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 660, Orlando, FL32801 on or before January 6, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the Lake City Reporter and file the origi-nal with the Clerk of this Court ei-ther before service on Plaintiff’s at-torney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint.I HEREBYCERTIFYthat a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list.WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 2nd day of December, 2013.P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the CourtBy /s/ P.A. PerryAs Deputy Clerk05542370December 6, 13, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILACTIONCASE NO.: 2007-488CAWELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plain-tiff,vs.CHARLES F. FENWICK, et al, De-fendant(s).NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated October 31, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 2007-488CAof the Circuit Court of the THIRDJudicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIACounty, Florida where-in WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and CHARLES F. FEN-WICK; CONSTANCE M. FEN-WICK; TENANT#1 N/K/ACAR-RIE FENWICK are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONTSTEPS OF THE CO-LUMBIACOUNTYCOURT-HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 8th day of January, 2014, the following de-scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment:LOT22, FIVE POINTS ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH: A1997 28X70 FLEE DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, I.D. NO. GAFLV35A127421HH21 AND I.D. NO. GAFLV35B12742HH21.A/K/A209 NE DIANATERRACE, LAKE CITY, FL32055Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need-ing a special accommodation to par-ticipate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Adminis-trator whose office is located at 3301 East Tamiami Trail, Building L, Na-ples, Florida 33962, telephone num-ber (813) 774-8124; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceed-ing.WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on November 18, 2013.P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05542153November 29, 2013December 6, 2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGBYCAPITALTRUSTAGENCYFor the purpose of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013, in the Santa Fe Conference Room, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 213 S.W. Commerce Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider a plan of finance for the purpose, among other things, of pro-viding funds to be loaned by the Capital Trust Agency (the "Agency") to Rimrock Devlin LLC, a Florida limited liability company, or one or more of its affiliates (as applicable, the "Borrower"), in order to finance the cost of the acquisition, construc-tion, development, furnishing and equipping of an approximately 120-unit senior living facility comprised of approximately 72 assisted living units and 58 memory support units for the elderly to be known as the "LivingVentures of Lake City", to be located at 218 Gleason Drive, Lake City, Florida 32055 (the "Senior Liv-ing Facility"). LegalThe plan of finance contemplates that the Agency will issue not ex-ceeding $165,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its revenue bonds (the "Bonds"), in one or more installments or series for a number of senior living facilities for the Bor-rower. Aportion of the proceeds of such Bonds in an approximate amount of $35,000,000 will be loaned to the Borrower to provide funds for the Senior Living Facility herein described. The Senior Living Facility will be owned by the Bor-rower. The initial manager of the Senior Living Facility will be Liv-ingVentures Management, LLC, a Florida limited liability company. The purpose of the public hearing is to comply with the provisions of Section 147(f) of the Code. Neither the City of Lake City, Florida (the "City) nor Columbia County, Florida (the "County") will issue nor be obli-gated on the Bonds.The Bonds, when issued, will be spe-cial, limited obligations payable solely out of the revenues, income and receipts pledged to the payment thereof and derived from financing agreements with the Borrower, and the Agency will not be obligated to pay the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on the Bonds except from the payments of the Borrower. The Bonds and interest thereon shall nev-er pledge the taxing power of the City, the County, the State of Florida (the "State") or any other political subdivision, public agency or munic-ipality thereof within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory provi-sion, or constitute the debt or indebt-edness of the Agency, the City, the County, the State or any other politi-cal subdivision, public agency or municipality thereof within the meaning of any constitutional or stat-utory prohibition.. The Agency has no taxing power.At the time and place fixed for said public hearing all who appear will be given an opportunity to express their views for or against the proposal to approve said Bonds and the plan of finance. Prior to said public hearing, written comments may be delivered to the Capital Trust Agency, atten-tion Executive Director at 315 Fair-point Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter con-sidered at this meeting, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.All interested persons are invited to present their comments at the time and place set forth above.Following the hearing, a report con-cerning this public hearing will be submitted to the applicable elected representative responsible for ap-proving the issuance of the Bonds.IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACTOF 1990, ALLPER-SONS WHO ARE DISABLED AND WHO NEED SPECIALAC-COMMODATIONS TO PARTICI-PATE IN THIS PUBLIC HEARING BECAUSE OF THATDISABILITYSHOULD CONTACTTHE EXEC-UTIVE DIRECTOR AT(850) 934-4046 ATLEAST48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING, EXCLUDING SATURDAYAND SUNDAY. 100Job Opportunities05542121The 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. Please send all resumes to twestberry@lakecityreporter.comor mail to: Attn: Theresa Westberry 180 East Duval Street, Lake City, Fl 32055 Receptionist/Clerk Full-time – Seeking a mature, dependable person who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, good with MS Office and has 2+ years of general office experience. Some bookkeeping background a plus. Salary based on skills and experience. Fax resume to 755-7331. Wanted Experienced Lube Tech w/tools. Apply @ Rountree-Moore Ford 2588 WUS HWY90 Lake City, FL See: Jimbo Pegnetter 100Job Opportunities05542347PRESSROOM MANAGER Community Newspapers Inc. is seeking a pressroom manager for Mountain Press, located in Franklin, NC. The pressroom manager is responsible for all press and mailroom operations. This position requires experience in press operations, including press layouts, preventive maintenance procedures, quality reproduction, managing safety including OSHArequirements, and supervisory responsibilities for press crew and mailroom supervisor. Maintenance of key supply inventories, including newsprint, ink, plates, essential supplies and spare parts is required. Successful applicant will have hands on experience operating a Goss community press, computer to plate technologies, prepress workflow systems, File transfer protocol process, and newsprint ordering and inventory systems. Mountain Press is a regional printing facility for CNI’s Franklin Region newspapers. Email resume, salary requirements and three professional references to: or mail to: Rachel Hoskins, Franklin Regional Publisher, PO Box 350, Franklin, NC 28744. MECHANIC NEEDED with tools and experience. Southern Specialized Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754 PARTTIME Warehouse position Requirementsflexible hours, good attitude, strong work ethic, strong back Apply in person at Morrell's REVENUE SPECIALISTIII Florida Department of Revenue General Tax Administration Located in Alachua, Florida Apply at People First website The State of Florida is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action 120Medical EmploymentOPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN General Ophthalmology Practice in Lake City needs Ophthalmic Technician F/Tor P/T Experience Preferred Fax resume 386-755-7561 We are seeking a highly talented sales individual to fill a full time Optical Sales Associates position. Optical sales experience preferred but willing to train the right individual.We offer a team work environment and competitive compensation package complete with benefits.Please send resume to PO Box 489 Lake City, 32056 or fax to 386-755-1128. Youth Services International is pleased to announce the opening of the Jasper Youth Treatment Center and is now interviewing for opportunities in all Departments. Come join our team of dedicated professionals and make a meaningful positive impact on youth lives. Open positions include Licensed Clinical Director and Clinical Staff – LMHC/LCSW/LMFTMaster Level Therapists, Case Managers, Registered Nurses, Youth Counselors, Transitional Specialists, Direct Care Supervisors. Certified Behavioral Analysts, Business Managers, and Administrators. Must be 21 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to apply. Please fax or e-mail resumes to 941-953-9198 or email For any and all inquiries please call 386-205-9914. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly to schedule an interview time. 240Schools & Education05542377INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next 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 REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On


FRIDAY& SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 &7, 2013CLASSIFIEDLAKECITYREPORTER 7B 310Pets & Supplies AKC POMERANIAN puppies Blue M $600, White F $800 Shots/HC 386-496-8157 Lake Butler CREAM COLOR Bobtail Male kitten, 8 weeks, litter box trained. Free to good home Contact 386-288-2504, 288-4481 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. REG AKC Lab Pup, Excellant bloodlines. Blk female $200 386-752-5359 407Computers DESKTOPCOMPUTERS Referbished/cleaned 100% ready, $40 and up. Repair, trades. Not a dealer. 386-697-5871 410Lawn & Garden EquipmentSelf-propelled v acuum/chipper/shredder Like new. $699 386-754-0854 or 239-671-9235 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales 241 SW Gardner Terr,Wise Estate off SR242. Fri & Sat 8am-? exercise equip., air hockey, pingpong table, glassware, furniture & tools 281 SW Stewart Loop Sat 12/7 8am-1pm House decor, toys, clothes, bookshelves, movies. 339 SWEmerald St, Emerald Forest Sub, off Branford Hwy Sat 12/7, 8am-? Christmas items, rocking chairs, 10x10 canopy tent Entrance of Sugarmill Apts on Grandview Ave. Sat 12/7 7am-2pm. Clothing, shoes, Christmas decor, household & misc. Multi Family Sale 214 SE Olustee Ave, Fri & Sat 8am-? Clothes, furniture Something for everyone! MULTI-FAMILYINDOOR Fri. 12/6 & Sat. 12/7, 8am-2pm 1420 SWMain Blvd. (Old Sunshine Hardware Bldg.) PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous 05542306GUNSHOW: 12/7 & 12/8 @ The Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City. $5 Sat 9am4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Info: 386-325-6114 12 FT Christmas Tree Nice and Full $80 352-339-8575 Kenmore side by side refrigerator white $500, LG front load washer/dryer with pedals white $1000, GE white stove $300, GE white dishwasher $200.00 OBO 352-332-5425 MAYTAG WASHER and dryer, white, looks and runs great $350 OBO 386-292-3927 NICE GE Gas Range White works great $200 386-292-3927 WHITE GE Refrigerator Nice and Clean $200 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $525/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 2BR/1BAMH in park off Racetrack Rd. $425. mo. $100. dep. 386-303-1192 3bd/2ba Clean & quiet. Branford Area $550 + Sec. Country Setting. 386-590-0642 or 3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre private lot, $700/mo 1st+last+dep requiredlocated in Ellisville. No pets.Contact 352-870-5144 3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre $600/mo first+last, Watermelon Park area, avail Jan 1st. 386-466-2818 3BR/2BANICE area $490 mth +$200 Dep. Water/sewer & garbage pick up included. w/d hookup No Pets Contact 386-466-7270 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 640Mobile Homes forSalePalm Harbour Homes 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext. 210 for details. 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent1BR APT in quiet neighborhood with all utilities included. Close to the VA. (727)415-2207 2br/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. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 BETTER THAN Apt 1br/1ba house, carport, fenced, pets ok, w/d on site $675/mo all util. & cable incl Lake City, 10 min. S Hwy 41 386-758-2408 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $625-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 Nice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2BR/1BAHOUSE $530/mo $530/deposit. 386-697-4814 3BR/2BAWITH pool, screen room, lg deck, in town, smoke/pet free $1,000/mo 12/mo lease 1st+last required. 386-365-1925 3BR/2BA. 1,998 Sq/ft. Inground pool. Fenced yard. Smoke Free. No indoor pets. $1150/mo. 12 mo. lease reqd. 1st & last mo required. (386) 623-4654 HOUSE FOR Rent or Sale, Beautiful Blackberry Farms Subdivision on 2.5 acres, 3br/2.5ba, 2 car garage attached workshop and much more. $1,700/mo. For more info please call 954-464-0173 750Business & Office RentalsOakbridge Office Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 1 acre of land for sale, Ft White area on SR18, Call 904-353-9391 or 904-551-8638 1/4 ACRE, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pymÂ’t, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www PublishedMonthlybythe Lake City Reporter


8B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7, 2013 8BSportsJump BRIEFS GAMES Today Q Columbia High girls soccer at Timberwolf Classic in Tallahassee, TBA Q Fort White High girls basketball at Trinity Catholic High, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High soccer vs. Interlachen High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Q Fort White High boys basketball at Oak Hall School, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Saturday Q Columbia High girls soccer at Timberwolf Classic in Tallahassee, TBD Monday Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Orange Park High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Fort White High basketball vs. Bradford High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Tuesday Q Columbia High girls soccer vs. Chiles High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Columbia High boys soccer at Gainesville High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High soccer vs. Eastside High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Santa Fe High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Fort White High boys basketball vs. Keystone Heights High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Wednesday Q Fort White High girls weightlifting vs. Columbia High, Newberry High, 4 p.m. Q Fort White High soccer at Crescent City High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Thursday Q Columbia High girls soccer at Oak Hall School, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High girls basketball at Interlachen High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High boys soccer vs. Taylor County High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) OUTDOORS Special pheasant shoot offered Leronia Allen is offering a parent/child pheasant shoot on Dec. 21. Cost of the shoot is $250, which includes drinks and meal. There is a limit of 20 shooters, with eight back-up shooters at $75 each. Registration is due by Dec. 14 to allow for ordering of the birds, which will be dressed for participants. There will be a prize bird worth a $125 value. Spectator admission at the gate is $7 for adults and $2 for children ages 5-11 with proceeds going to youth sports leagues. For details, call Allen at 754-9127 or Kevin Ogburn at (386) 628-2600. YOUTH BASEBALL Lake City online registration Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball spring online registration is under way at Cost per player is $75 plus the online fee. Coaching information is available from the league. For details, call Jessica Langley at 867-1897.Fort White Babe Ruth election Fort White Babe Ruth Baseball has a special election for president and vice-president set for 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at the South Columbia Sports Park board meeting room. For details, call Jackie Brooks at (386) 527-2555, and send a letter of interest to P.O. Box 44, Fort White, FL 32038.Q From staff reports BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterParticipants and volunteers for the Elks National Hoop Sh oot local lodge free throw competition pose for a picture prior to the start of the contest at Lake City Middle School on Wednesday.Hoops shoot winners crowned TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterWinners in the Elks National Hoop Shoot local lodge fre e throw competition are Caden Perry (from left), Jaquwn Claridy, Kaden Dobson, Breonna Johnso n, M’yana Scippio and Brooke Dicks. By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comThe Elks National Hoop Shoot started its run to state with the local lodge competition at the Lake City Middle School gym on Wednesday. Eastside Elementary Principal Trey Hosford is the Hoop Shoot chairper-son for the competition sponsored by Lake City Elks Lodge No. 893. “The local winners come from seven elemen-tary schools and the middle schools who participate,” Hosford said. “At each school the P.E. teacher runs it. Sometimes there are 200-300 kids per school in each age group. There are usu-ally 2,000 or more county-wide who participate and they send 35-40 to the local competition.” Participants shoot 25 free throws to determine girls and boys winners in three age groups. Taking the tro-phies on Wednesday were: Q 12-13 age group — Breonna Johnson of Eastside and Kaden Dobson of Pinemount Elementary; Q 10-11 age group — M’yana Scippio of Eastside and Jaquwn Claridy of Pinemount; Q 8-9 age group — Brooke Dicks of Summers Elementary and Caden Perry of Five Points Elementary. The local winners advance to district com-petition and potentially to region, both of which also will be at LCMS. “It will be good if they make it to region,” Hosford said. “That would be the third time shooting in the same gym. It would be a home court advantage.” If a competitor makes it through the state, Lake City Elks Lodge picks up the tab for the trip. “The Hoop Shoot has been going on for years,” said Hosford, a former head coach of Columbia High bas-ketball. “When I was grow-ing up I participated. When I came home from college I started doing it. I started off trying to help the bas-ketball program and now I do it for the Elks. They do a lot for our schools. It is a great partnership and the kids love it.” Andy Bennett, the P.E. teacher at Westside Elementary, expands his school competition to those younger than 8. “We have done it for a long time.” Bennett said. “We even do it for firstand second-graders to get a win-ner. We tie it into basket-ball for our school. There is really good participation. (The local) gives them a chance to come here and shoot on a good floor in a good gym with the lights on. It makes competition a little better.” Hosford said several of the teachers help with dis-trict and region even if their school does not have a par-ticipant. “I want to thank the P.E. teachers,” Hosford said. “It is not something required. It is something they add and they find a way to tie it in with their P.E. cur-riculum. They do it for their students and we couldn’t do it without them.” Debra Sloan is P.E. teacher at LCMS after years at Niblack Elementary and Five Points. “This gives them an opportunity to show their talent,” Sloan said. “The Elks are so nice to sponsor it. The winners can go on up. Sometimes scouts are watching them and it could help with scholarships.” The district competition will be in January. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterKaleb Compton participates in the Elks National Hoop Sho ot.Champions advance to district competition PAUL BUCHANAN /Lake City ReporterFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston warms up before a game earlier this season. Winston not charged in sexual assault caseBy GARY FINEOUTAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE — Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy can-didate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual-ly assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecu-tor said Thursday. State Attorney Willie Meggs made the announce-ment at a news conference, saying the woman’s mem-ory lapses of the events last December were prob-lematic and there was not enough evidence to win a conviction. The woman told police she had been drink-ing at a bar with friends before the alleged assault took place at an off-campus apartment. “It’s not inconsistencies, it’s lack of memory most of the time,” Meggs said of the woman’s allegations. While the alleged assault happened last December, reports didn’t surface in the public until November, as the redshirt freshman was well into a remarkable sea-son with Florida State. Winston, 19, has led the Seminoles to a No. 1 rank-ing and a shot at a national championship if they defeat Duke on Saturday in the ACC championship game. As for the Heisman, many voters were waiting to see whether he would be charged before the dead-line for ballots Monday. The trophy for the nation’s top player will be awarded Dec. 14. Meanwhile, the woman’s family was sharply critical of the Tallahassee Police Department, accusing the agency of delaying the investigation and discour-aging her from going for-ward with the case because of the public attention it would receive. “The victim has grave concerns that her experi-ence, as it unfolded in the public eye and through social media, will discour-age other victims of rape from coming forward and reporting,” according to a statement from the accuser and her family. The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault. The alleged assault was reported to police Dec. 7, 2012, but it wasn’t until last month before the public had any idea Winston was the subject of a sexual assault investigation. And it wasn’t until Thursday that specific details of the woman’s accu-sations began to emerge. She told police she and friends had five to six shots at a bar and her “memory is very broken from that point forward,” according to a search war-rant for cell phone records. She said she remembered being in a cab with a “non-descript” black man and going into an apartment, but she didn’t remember where it was. The warrant said she tried to fight the man off, and at some point, another man came into the room and told him to stop. But the two went into a bath-room “where he completed the act.”

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