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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 14, 2005
Publication Date:
Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
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Spatial Coverage:
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-

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Firefighters peer inside the motel room window as the Hazardous Materials Team look through the room on Tuesday morning.

Meth becoming more popular

Drug acts as a
central nervous
system stimulant.

Methamphetamine has
become a common drug in
recent years; however, when
asked the question, many are
unable to describe what
"meth" is.
Methamphetamine is a cen-
tral nervous system stimulant
and; serves as a powerful
"upper," similar to cocaine.

The biggest problem with
meth is that it is something
that can be easily made. Over-
the-counter drugs such as cold
and asthma medications that
contain ephedrine or pseu-
doephedrine can be used as
one of the main ingredients of
the drug.
Combine that with an
assortment of drain cleaner,
battery acid, antifreeze, ether,
and brake fluid and meth
making is easy.
'.'Basically, you run the
ingredients through a
chemical process, changing
METH continued on 10A

A hazardous materials worker checks his gear before stepping onto
the scene at the Super 8 Motel in Lake City.



for sex


resident charged
with sex battery.

A Fort White man was
arrested Monday and
charged with sexual battery
on a child
after a 15-
year-old o.
b o y
the inci- ,.
accord- .'.
ing to the Sheppard
County Sheriff's Office.
James Everett Sheppard,
age unknown, of 1653 SW
Centerville Ave., Fort

White, faces the felony
charges following the
The victim, whose name
was withheld by the
Columbia County Sheriff's
Office, told detectives that
he was picked up in June by
Sheppard and spent the
night with the man while
Sheppard's wife was out of
Sheppard was a friend of
the victim's family,
according to reports.
During the drive home
and after arriving at
Sheppard's home, reports
state the two engaged in var-
ious sexual activities, includ-
ing viewing pornography
and violent Web sites.
The victim later told
authorities he was afraid
OFFENSE continued on 9A

JENNIFER CHASTEENILake City Reporter file
Kids slide down the snow hill at last year's Snow Day hosted
in downtown Lake City.

Rain may delay

fourth Snow Day

Annual event
may get pushed
to NewYear's Eve.
Idowney@lakecityreporter. corn
Lake City residents may
have to wait a little longer
this year to build snow-
The city's fourth annual
Snow Day is scheduled for
noon-6 p.m., Saturday in
the downtown square, but
inclement weather may
have children waiting until
New Year's Eve to break
out their mittens and
scarves for the event.
The Downtown Action
Corporation and local
sponsors will spend about
$4,000 to bring 40 tons of
snow from Gainesville Ice
to downtown Lake City.
The Downtown Action
Corporation is closely

monitoring the rain fore-
cast for Saturday and will
decide by Friday whether
or not to reschedule the
event, Downtown Action
Corporation vice chair-
man Harvey Campbell
"Rain and snow just
don't mix," Campbell said.
"You would end up wash-
ing $4,000 worth of snow
down the gutter."
However, Campbell still
had hope the snow would
go on as planned.
"It looks a little better
on today's monitor than it
did yesterday," Campbell
said of Saturday's fore-
On Tuesday, the
National Weather Service
Web site predicted a 40
percent chance of rain for
If rain seems apparent,
SNOW continued on 9A

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Classified .............. I C O pinion ............... 4A
Com ics ................ 5B Puzzles ................ 7B
Local & State ............ 3A Food .................. 4B

Retail sales'post
increases. 5A

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Air Force Bound?
Local teen gets
nominated to attend
military academy.
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'Kong' role worth screaming about '

NEW YORK - Naomi Watts knew
the role of Ann Darrow in "King
Kong" was one that demanded a
strong set of pipes.
Watts, who stars as Darrow in Peter
Jackson's big-budget remake of the
1933 classic, says her character's
screams are part of movie lore just as
much as the big, plane-swatting ape.
"It's funny, the whole scream thing,
because you don't really scream in
real life," Watts told The Associated

Press in a recent interview.

Dean museum
to close its doors
museum chronicling the
short life of "Rebel Without a
Cause" star James Dean will
close Dec. 31.
Owner David Loehr moved
the James Dean Gallery to Gas
City from Fairmount, where
Dean attended high school,
less than two years ago.
Although attendance had
increased, it wasn't enough to
match the cost of maintaining
the temperature-controlled
building, Loehr said Monday.
"The operating expenses

"If there's truly anything scary, then
you would almost swallow it. And if
there's a mouse nearby, you'd squeal:
"Where does a scream come from?
It's really movies, I think."
The 37-year-old actress said she
didn't practice her screams for "King
Kong," but did get some prior work in
"'The Ring" and its sequel.
Her screen credits also include
roles in "Mulholland Dr." and "21

and upkeep and payments are
just more than we can
handle," he said. "I'm just
getting further into debt and I
just can't do it anymore."
Dean, who was born in
Marion in 1931, was killed in
a car crash in Cholame, Calif.,
in 1955 at age 24. He also had
roles in "East of Eden" and
Loehr opened the museum
and gift shop in 1988 in a
house near downtown
Fairmount. After an electrical
fire in early 2004, Loehr
moved the gallery to the new
7,200-square-foot building
near Interstate 69.

Celebrity Birthdays

* Jazz musician Clark Terry
is 85.
* Former "60 Minutes"
executive producer Don Hewitt
is 83.
* Actor-playwright George
Furth is 73.
* Actor Hal Williams is 67.
* Actress Patty Duke is 59.
* Pop singer Joyce
Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando
and Dawn) is 59.
* Entertainment executive
Michael Ovitz is 59.
* Actress Dee Wallace is

Restaurant to be
newest 'Vegas' star
stirring a new ingredient into
its "Las Vegas" drama - a
Wolfgang Puck restaurant.
The restaurant is the most
recent addition to the set of
"Las Vegas," which already
has a casino floor, lounge,
club, sports book and
reception area. Puck and his
restaurant will be featured
beginning Jan. 9, the network
"Wolfgang Puck is the man
who originally brought
world-class cuisine to

Noami Watts

Las Vegas, revolutionizing
dining in Sin City," said
executive producer Gary Scott
Thompson in a statement.
"Wolfgang's restaurant is the
perfect dining destination for
the characters of 'Las Vegas."'
The Wolfgang Puck Fine
Dining Group owns and
operates six restaurants in
Las Vegas, including Spago
and Chinois (Forum Shops at
Caesars), Trattoria del Lupo
(Mandalay Bay), Postrio
(Grand Canal Shoppes at The
Venetian) and the Wolfgang
Puck Bar & Grill (MGM
SAssociated Press

Thought for Today

* Rhythm-and-blues singer
Lewis McNeir (The Four Tops)
is 56.
* Rock musician Cliff
Williams (AC/DC) is 56.
* Rock singer-musician
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) is
* Actress Cynthia Gibb is 42.
* Rhythm-and-blues singer
Brian Dalyrimple (Soul For
Real) is 30.
* Actress Tammy Blanchard
is 29.

"True education makes for inequality;
the inequality of individuality, the
inequality of success; the glorious
inequality of talent, of genius; for
inequality, not mediocrity, individual
superiority, not standardization, is the
measure of the progress of the world."
- Felix Emmanuel Schelling,
American educator and scholar 1858-194 ?)


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Andre Davis
Lake City, Custodian

* Age: 38
* Family: Wife, two
children, three sisters and
two brothers.
* Favorite pastimes:
Watching football and
basketball and visiting
patients in hospitals and
nursing homes.
* What do you like most
about your town: "It's a
quiet, laid-back city."
* Who is your hero or
inspiration, and why?:
"Football player Warrick
Dunn, because he hasn't
forgotten where he came
from - he helps families in

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Retention could
be eliminated
Education Commissioner
John Winn wants to end the
retention of high school
students now held back for
getting low marks or failing-to
earn enough credits to
advance to the next grade.
Winn said Tuesday that his
proposal to the state's High
School Reform Task Force
does not constitute "social
promotion." He asked the
panel in Orlando on Monday
to consider sending his
recommendation to the
Florida Legislature.
More high school freshmen
were kept back - 38,000, or
nearly 17 percent - in Florida
last year than students at any
other grade level from
kindergarten through
12th grade, Winn noted.
"We are basically sending a
message to these students
that they have failed before
they even had a chance to get
started and there is little to no
hope of them graduating on
time," Winn said.
Winn's proposal comes
11 months after the Florida
Board of Education asked



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lawmakers to end "social
promotion" at all grade levels.
The Legislature so far has
declined to do that, leaving
only third-graders facing a
state retention requirement if
they fail to meet reading

Palm Beach to
examine proposal
Palm Beach County
commissioners agreed
Tuesday to consider a
proposal by the California-
based Scripps Research
Institute to build its
biotechnology park at two
sites, after legal action over
environmental concerns that
halted construction at the
original location.
The commissioners
directed their staff to
research for 60 days the
proposal to put Scripps' three
main buildings on about
40 acres at Florida Atlantic
University's Jupiter campus.
Meanwhile, about 1.6 million
square feet of laboratories
and other research facilities
would be housed at Florida
Research Park on Beeline
Highway. The two sites are

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12 miles apart.
The commissioners asked
Scripps officials to explain
their plan in writing their plan
and how a split campus
would work, the Palm Beach
Post reported.
The Scripps Institute is the
keystone of a proposed
biotechnology park supported
by Gov.,Jeb Bush as a way to
diversify Florida's economy.
The state and Palm Beach
County have contributed
- more than $510 million
combined for the project.
The decision will delay a
formal vote until next year on
whether the biotech project
will be moved from the
1,920-acre Mecca Farms site,
although the commissioners
agreed to proceed with plans
to obtain an Army Corps of
Engineers permit for the
Mecca Farms site.

Doctors to remove
facial growth
MIAMI - As the
tumor-like mass spread across
Marie Casseus' face,
neighbors in the girl's
Port-au-Prince neighborhood
shunned her and called her an
animal, but the teen's parents
refused to give up hope that
one day they would find a
doctor willing to treat her.
Their wish w as granted
Tuesday, as doctors at Holtz
Children's Hospital in Miami
prepared to perform a,
groundbreaking operation to
remove the 16-pound growth
that has engulfed the face of
the once beautiful girl.
"I had no hope in Haiti,"
Marlie's mother Maleine
Antoine told doctors through
a translator in a press
conference at the-hospital.
"I don't know how to thank
you for this. Since arriving at
,the airport, the reception we
have had. I feel thrilled."
The operation is the first of
many Marlie must undergo.
The teen suffers from a rare
form of Polyostotic Fibrous






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Meet Your Neighbor is a daily
feature of the Lake City
Reporter. We interview people
in the community in order to get
to know our neighbors better.

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Cirque show
Cirque du Soleil's 'Black Lizard' Taras Mitin, from Russia, and
other performers from the Cirque du Soleil show 'Varekai' give a
preview of the upcoming show in a brief performance Monday in
Miami Beach. Varekai opens Jan. 20 at Bicentennial Park.

Fire at Juvenile Justice

Center caused by fan

Idowney@lakecityreporter. corn
A small fire broke out
Tuesday morning at the
Department of Juvenile
Justice, 690 E. Duval St.
Employees were evacuated
from the building.
No one was injured.
The fire reportedly was
caused by an overheated
exhaust fan, Department of
Juvenile Justice Teen Court
director Curt Jenkins said.
"Apparently, the fan had
dropped out of the ceiling to
the floor," Jenkins said.
"A neighbor came over and
said they saw smoke coming
out of the building before we
ever noticed it."
After being alerted by the
neighbor, Jenkins saw the
smoke near a bathroom 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.

Monday, Dec. 12
Lake City
Police Department
* Jessie James Gibson,
22, 650 SE Hugo Lane,
trafficking cocaine, resisting
arrest with violence, resisting
arrest without violence,
trespassing, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana,
possession of drug
paraphernalia and giving a
false name to a law
enforcement officer.

Fire EMS Calls

Monday, Dec. 12
* 7:01 p.m., rescue assist,
Dairy Road, one volunteer unit
* 7:46 p.m., structure fire,

front of his office and quickly
took action.
'There was a lot of smoke
in there," he said.
Tom Witt, circuit supervi-
sor for the justice department,
attempted to put out the
flames with a fire extinguish-
er before emergency vehicles
arrived, Jenkins said.
Three Lake City/Columbia
County fire trucks, the Lake
City Police Department and
Columbia County EMS ambu-
lance crews responded to the
scene at approximately
11:45 a.m.
About 10 employees and
onlookers watched as fire-
fighters extinguished the fire
with a hose. Burnt insulation
was removed from the
building and only minor
smoke damage to the building
was reported at the scene.

U.S. 242, one primary unit
* 10:08 p.m., vehicle, King
Road and Mauldin Road, one
primary and one volunteer unit
Tuesday, Dec. 13
* 6:34 a.m., rescue assist,
Pinemount Road, no response
(one volunteer unit called).
* 9:37 a.m., structure fire,
Super 8 Motel, five primary and
nine volunteer units responded.
* 11:37 a.m., structure fire,
Juvenile Justice, two primary
and one volunteer unit
* 11:41 a.m., assist,
CR-242, four volunteer units
responded. 1
* 12:09 p.m., rescue assist,
2344 U.S. 441 North, no
response (one volunteer unit
* 1:08 p.m., brush fire,
Albany Road, one primary and
three volunteer units
* 2:08 p.m., rescue assist,
Cracknel Road, one volunteer
unit responded.
* From staff reports.

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CHS senior nominated to

the U.S. Air Force Academy

Idowney@lakecityreporter. corn
Jesse Houle is flying high.
The 17-year-old Columbia
High School student recently
received a nomination to the
U.S. Air Force Academy from
U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw,
If accepted, Houle will
attend college for four years
at the academy in Colorado
Springs, Colo., taking classes
and learning to fly. After grad-
uation, he would spend a min-
imum of five years in the Air
Force repaying the country
for his free education.
"We're real proud of him
and we're excited," Jesse's
mother, Cathy Houle said.
"He has wanted to be a pilot

since he was little."
Houle said his fascination
with flying began when he
saw movies like 'Top Gun" as
a child. When he was in the
sixth grade, his family took a
vacation to Colorado and
stopped to look at the Air
Force Academy because he
already had aspirations to go
there for college.
"Jesse is just like me," his
father, David Houle, said.
"When I was 17, I was also
nominated for the Air Force
Academy. I just wanted to be a
pilot, too."
Although a minor health
concern kept David Houle
from the academy, he is
optimistic about his son's
chances of being accepted.
As part of the second round

of the application process,
Houle will be ranked on
physical fitness, academics,
test scores, interviews and
extracurricular activities.
"They take the people with
the top points and go down
until they run out of spots.
I think it will be competitive,"
Jesse said, adding that if he
isn't accepted, he has several
other colleges in mind,
including Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University at
Daytona Beach and the
Florida Institute. of
Technology at Melbourne.
But for now, the Houle
family is basking in the
excitement of Jesse's
"It's a huge honor," David
Houle said. "Just being


, . .

LINDSAY DOWNEY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High School senior
Jesse Houle, 17, recently was
nominated to the U.S. Air Force
nominated is an accomplish-
ment because they have
hundreds of applicants."

School Board decides dual enrollment

The Columbia
School Board has dec
follow the state's reconm
tion for weighing dual
ment courses the sa
advanced pla
More than 150
including articulate s1
straight-forward collej
cials and emotional par
at the Columbia
District board of ed
meeting Tuesday nig
close to three hours d
the spirit of the state sta
stating why they belie
enrollment and ad
placement classes sh(
should not be weight
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$3.2 million
From staff reports
LIVE OAK - Call it a cash
and "hash" weekend.
That's $1 million in cash and
approximately $2.2 million in
marijuana - all seized by
state officials at North Florida
Interdiction Stations in the
At the interdiction station -
or agricultural inspection sta-
tion, as it is commonly known
- officers with Florida
Agricultural Law Enforcement
used a gamma-ray imaging
machine to scan the cargo area
of a truck hauling marble west
on Interstate 10 on Saturday
morning near Live Oak.
Two secret compartments

spen 4ffordable
Ol eenc

the same as advanced placement
seating at graduation. plan effective at the beginning "Our policy obviously is
In the past, the school dis- of the 2005-06 school year, going to have to reflect what
trict had a policy that allowed paving the way for equal state law says, but when the
County some courses more weight weighing. state statute is unclear, it puts
imenda- than others. But during the The board adopted the us in a very difficult position.
enroll- past few months, the district recommendation by a Our decision was in-line with
ame as changed its policy - a change 4-1 margin, with vice chairman local board policy and home
cement that was prompted from a state Charles Maxwell casting the rule, but that was what we had
statute in 2000, but still became dissenting vote. He said he to do based on what
people, a local issue lately. didn't believe the board should Tallahassee has been telling
dents, Board member Glenn go back on a decision it made During his closing remarks,
ge offi- Hunter noted that in his in the past. Markham also said the district
cents, sat 17 years as a school board Following the meeting, would revisit the decision.
School member, he had never seen .a School Board Chairman "I don't know what
ucation potential decision that could go Linard Johnson said he expect- Tallahassee is going to do, but
ght for three ways and affect so many ed more changes in the future. when we set school board poli-
tebating people and students adversely. "It's a complex issue as the cy for 2006-07, you'll have a pol-
atute - School board veteran Keith different points of view icy where you won't have to
ve dual Hudson suggested the board pointed out tonight and it is worry about the statements of
Ivanced accept Superintendent Sam something we're going to have fair and unfair ..." he told board
would or Markham's recommendation to work on, so that it is a lot members. "I'm going to work
ted the to approve the amendment to more consistent with state at it until I feel we have solved
used for the local student progression statutes," he said. the problem."

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Consider the

possibilities of


The non-action displayed
recently by the city and the
county in regard to a fire
protection agreement is
another example of what
isn't happening at some critical levels in
Columbia County.
We're talking about forward
progress. In many areas, we're sitting
The city and the county agree on
very little. Attend any of the joint
city-county committees and this is
evident. There's some tolerance, but a
lot of tension between the two groups
exists in the open.
And, there's a lot at stake - mainly
quality of life and safety issues for all of
the county's approximately
63,000 residents.
The two groups need to take a close
look at consolidation of government.
If consolidation were present, there
might be a unified effort to solve the
nagging problems of water-quality
issues, wastewater treatment and
disposal concerns, law enforcement
coverage, fire protection issues and
recreation issues.
When these joint committees
convene, there's always talk of
cooperation and a unified effort, but
seldom do the results confirm what
either group proclaims by word of
Consolidation wouldn't repair every
problem. But it would combine and
centralize government, improving the
current situation that requires
consensus from two very different
governing bodies that sometimes seem
headed in separate directions.
It's a fresh idea and a big step, but
one that needs to be carefully
considered in Lake City and Columbia



Today is Wednesday, Dec. 14, the
348th day of 2005. There are 17 days left
in the year.
* On Dec. 14j 1799, the first president
of the United States, George Washington,
died at his Mount Vernon home at age 67.
* In 1819, Alabama joined the Union as
the 22nd state.
* In 1861, Prince Albert, husband of
Queen Victoria, died in London.
* In 1911; Norwegian explorer Roald
Amundsen became the first man to reach
the South Pole, beating expedition
led by Robert F. Scott.
* In 1939, the Soviet Union was
dropped from the League of Nations.
* In 1962, the U.S. space probe
Mariner 2 approached Venus, transmitting
information about the planet.

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Let's hear it for the Internet

I know John Siegenthaler,
and I know him to be a
gentleman, a very
bright, even wise man, ,
one of the fine,
important journalists of his
And I know as well that it
must have been a crushing Jay Ambrose
experience for him to have Speaktoj
suffered ugly libel on
A former newspaper editor almost all of them would be.
and once an aide to Robert F In the final analysis, Wikipedia
Kennedy, Siegenthaler found has too much of the latter to
himself writing in USA Today have credibility unless it is
about "poison-pen intellects" fixed, perhaps through the
on the Web after one of them device of hundreds of
used the online encyclopedia trustworthy, volunteer editors
to implicate him in the with veto power on entries, as
assassinations of both Robert was suggested in one
and John E Kennedy. Once commentary I read. I cannot
discovered, the guilty party speak to the practicality of that
apologized profusely and said idea. I do think Wikipedia is
he was playing a joke on what worth salvaging if the means
he thought was a prankster can be found.
Web site. Concerning the Internet
For some commentators, generally, I consider it one of
the episode points up a couple the most extraordinary
of important truths. One of inventions of my lifetime. For
them is that Wikipedia, which the price of a personal
allows anyone and everyone computer, you can have the
to write and edit its entries virtual equivalent of a library
that now number 850,000 in in your house and a
English alone, must either bite communications device in
the dust or be utterly some ways more profoundly
transformed. The other is that important to society than the,
the Internet is not the great telephone: We can each of us
research tool some think it is possess something like his or
- that it is too full of her own printing press,
worse-than-Wikipedia baloney: reaching out to the
the conclusions of the multitudes.
uninformed, the vitriol of the As with any technology,
mean-spirited, the musings of ranging from television to
idiots. nuclear power, the Internet
As far as Wikipedia goes, its certainly has the capacity for
come-one-come-all philosophy both evil and good, but the
about contributors has stuck potential for good is
me as fraught with peril ever enormous, especially if
since I first read about it. The Internet explorers exercise
amazing thing is that most of the same intelligent judgment
the Wikipedia entries I've required of them when
perused have ranged from engaged in learning and
OK to excellent. The authors understanding away from the
are often experts. They know Internet.
what they are writing about. . It's this last point that some
Then there are all those Internet critics seem to
entries that are more ignore. They often carry on as
ideological than accurate, that if there's no such thing as
are shallow and misleading - blather and lies outside the
that are what I expected Internet, and no such thing as


Congress' interest in BCS

W e want a
playoff! We
want a playoff!
We want a
There. Now that we've
gotten this discussion on
college football's Bowl
Championship Series off to a
rational start, we can get to the
heart of the matter:
We want a playoff!
And while we normally
would be leery of Congress
getting involved, in this case
the interest shown by the
members of the House
Subcommittee on Commerce,
Trade and Consumer
Protection might have moved
the debate forward.
At least it got a top BCS
official to admit what the group
has been loath to admit so far:
A playoff is certainly possible.
Supporters of the current
system have been boasting that

the Rose Bowl matchup
between undefeated Texas and
undefeated Southern California
shows that the BCS works.
Hogwash. It's more like the
blind pig finding an acorn in
the forest. How could any
system not feature this obvious
matchup for a national
championship game? The
difficulty comes when more
than two teams make a case for
deserving a shot at the
championship - such as
Auburn last year, which went
undefeated. Many people
believed Auburn might have
been the best team in college
football, but it didn't get a
chance to prove it on the field.
Instead, Auburn played out
the season in a meaningless
bowl game while No. 1
Southern Cal was blasting
No. 2 Oklahoma 55-19.
What everyone wanted to
see next was Southern Cal play

traditional encyclopedias,
respected newspapers and
scholarly papers to be found
on the Internet. But outside
the Internet, you may find
yourself sitting next to
someone at a party who
proceeds to give you his
theory of extraterrestrial
beings taking over one of the
TV networks. You are
well-advised not to believe
him, just as you should not
believe nonsense on a
blogger's site. And while you
should trust Britannica more
than Wikipedia, you ought to
remember that you can
subscribe to Britannica on the
Some of the Internet critics
don't seem to get it, either,
that there is no magic medium
- not even the book - that
will always give you
honest-to-God facts
interpreted brilliantly,
relieving you of any duty to
distinguish between truth and
error. One small example. In
my library, I happen to have a
Penguin edition of "A History
of Civilizations" by the late
Fprnand Braudel, considered
among the foremost historians
of the past century. On page
458, he identifies Thomas
Jefferson as "one of the
authors of the 1787
Constitution." Jefferson was
no such thing. When the
Constitution was written, he
was residing in Braudel's
homeland, France.
I don't say all this to absolve
Wikipedia of responsibility for
such grievous errors as
occurred in the Siegenthaler
case: Wikipedia must find a
way to do much better. But
the Internet remains a source
of vast amounts of information
more easily and immediately
accessible than anything this
world has ever previously
* Jay Ambrose is the former
Washington director of editorial
policy for Scripps Howardi
newspapers and is now a
columnist living in Colorado.

is promising
Auburn ... but the season was
A primitive playoff could
quickly be arranged - a
"plus-one" system in which the
two teams that finish atop the
BCS rankings after the bowls
would play one more game for
the championship. That would
have pitted Auburn against
Southern Cal last year, and
placated a lot of college football
fans who want a little more
decisiveness in deciding who's
No. 1.
And while we're at it - is
there any rational reason why
the bowl games have to be
played so far after the end of
the regular season? Texas and
Southern Cal last played on
Dec. 3; they'll meet in the Rose
Bowl Jan. 4.
A playoff system would
neatly fill that space.
* Pensacola News Journal

May we all be thankful and make sure we
don't ever forget what these people face and
accomplish every day.

N Todd Wilson is editor of the Lake City Reporter.




show bravery

in the line of fire

firefighters and emergency
personnel in Lake City and
Columbia County. Busy, but
not necessarily in the way
these brave men and women crave. Some
would call it hectic and harrowing.
Whatever the label, all of them took it in
stride and showed the best of Columbia
County during the numerous calls that lit up
dispatch radios during the day.
When the fire alarm sounded for a motel
fire at the Fort White exit on 1-75 and State
Road 47, it
was around
9:30 a.m., and a
cool, sunny
December day
suddenly was
upended with
a lot of to
excitement. Todd Wilson
Law Phone: (386) 754-0428
firefighters and ambulance personnel all
arrived quickly on the scene to discover what
turned out to be a very hot fire caused by a
meth-lab explosion - one of the new dangers
now facing firefighters more frequently across
the country.
Meth fires deliver both a super-hot inferno
of combustible chemicals and also emit toxic
fumes that will irritate the noses of anyone
within hundreds of feet of the scene. At a
motel, this could be a serious combination.
Turns out, the fire was quickly contained to
one room and hotel guests were evacuated
quickly while the scene was being secured.
During the course of the morning and into the
afternoon, emergency officials at the scene
watched the wind closely and with each shift
of the breeze, they moved the crowd of
onlookers to a safe distance from the fumes.
The scene had it all, including an airlift of
the victim from the scene and other drama
that included an investigation by the State
Fire Marshal's office and a cleanup effort by a
hazardous materials team.'
It was a busy day in the south end of the
Then, a fire call around noon at the
Department of Juvenile Justice on East Duval
Street in Lake City also sent a different group -
of firefighters to this scene.
What transpired was minor. An overheated
"exhaust fan caught fire, fell from the ceiling to
the floor and smoked up the rear of the
Thankfully, no one was injured in this
scene, but the employees were safely
evacuated from the building.
Two firetrucks and the water tank unit all
responded to the scene, as did several officers
from the Lake City Police Department, who
made sure everything transpired safely and
the scene was under control.
The purpose of pointing out these two
critical scenes on Tuesday is to note that
demanding fire calls of this nature occur
every day somewhere in our county and men
and women stop what they are doing and
answer the bell.
The city and the county may not be able to
agree and sign a cooperative fire service
agreement, but that is of no consequence to
the brave firefighters we have in our
presence. Thank goodness they don't wait on
a paper mandate from government officials to
tackle the daily grind of putting out fires and
keeping people safe - all the. while risking
their own lives and putting their own careers
on hold.
I'm giving praise to the full-time firefighters
and the volunteer firefighters.
The way our current system of fire
protection is designed, we can't function
safely without both.
These two groups have their turf battles,
but when the fire is raging, there's really no
gripes between them. Everybody is on the
same team.
Throughout the day Tuesday, the
firefighters of the Lake City/Columbia County
Fire Department, as well as many of the
volunteers from several stations, were
stretched thin. There was even an early
evening call of a gas leak at a Lake City
apartment complex that was quickly solved,
but still saw several units and many
firefighters on the scene, as well as law
enforcement personnel.
Many went home tired last night, but they
did so with the pride in knowing they helped
make a difference in the daily lives of many of
the rest of us.
Keep this in mind when red lights flash and
sirens blare and all they ask is for us to pull
over so they can move down the street


State to put $6 million toward

boosting construction workforce

Associated Press
Bush's administration will
spend $6 million to boost the
state's construction workforce
by putting the money toward
training programs that can
quickly get carpenters,
roofers, and other workers on
to job sites.
Builders already needed
workers to keep up with a
housing boom before the four
hurricanes of 2004, followed
by four more in 2005 that have

led to a big need '") ON THE WEB and some could
for repair work. pay as much as
"You can't fix it if $30 an hour.
you don't have people out The money will go to a vari-
there to help you fix it," Lt. ety of training programs that
Gov. Toni Jennings said will provide short - two to
Tuesday announcing the pro- eight week - training cours-
gram, which will be adminis- es aimed at increasing the
tered by the Agency for number of people trained for
Workforce Development. entry level jobs in roofing,
A recent survey by the masonry, concrete work,
agency found that there were carpentry, plumbing and
nearly 14,000 construction other trades.
/jobs that builders need to fill. Jennings said the initial
The average pay for those investment should allow for the
jobs was nearly $15 an hour, training of about 4,000

workers. Bush will ask law-
makers to put another
$12 million in the 2006-2007
budget to continue the pro-
gram, providing for the train-
ing of about 6,000 more people.
"We really need the help,"
said Florida Homebuilders
Association President Lerd
Trylka, who is also a home-
builder in Palm Beach County.
"I personally have projects
that I am still finishing from
(Hurricanes) Frances and
Jeanne," which hit Florida in

Retail sales, inventories post increases

AP Economics Writer
sales posted a moderate
increase in November, helped
by a big rebound in auto sales
and continued strong demand
at building supply centers as
the victims of the Gulf Coast
hurricanes repair their homes.
The Commerce Department
reported Tuesday that retail
sales were up 0,3 percent in
November, slightly below the
0.4 percent gain that analysts
had been forecasting. The
strength last month came from
a 2.6 percent rebound in auto
sales, which had fallen for
three consecutive months after
surging in July.
Analysts said the November
sales performance provided
support for retailers' hopes that
a rebound in job growth and
falling gasoline prices will put
shoppers in a buying mood in
the closing weeks of the
holiday season.
'"The retail sales numberwas
encouraging," said Mark
Zandi, chief economist at
"Christmas sales are shaping
up to be OK."
In a second report, the
Commerce Department said
that American businesses
increased their. inventories by'
0.3 percent in October, follow-
ing a gain of 0.5 percent in
September. That gain was
slightly below the 0.5 percent
rise in inventories that
economists had expected.
Analysts are looking for
strong rebuilding of stockpiles
to help lift overall economic
growth in the October-
December quarter. The
0.3 percent rise in total invento-
ries was led by a .0.6 percent
jump in stockpiles held by man-
ufacturers and smaller invento-
ry gains of 0.2 percent by
wholesalers and 0.1 percent at
The 0.3 percent.increase in
retail sales in November fol-
lowed a 0.3 percent gain in
October, which was revised
upward from an initial estimate
that sales had fallen by
0.1 percent in October.
The strength last month
came from the 2.6 percent

Jason Carstens, of Portland, Ore., watches TV's as he shops at Best Buy on Monday in Portland, Ore.
Best Buy Co. Inc., the nation's biggest consumer electronics retailer, said its third-quarter profit actually
declined 7 percent, as higher expenses outstripped a 10 percent increase in revenue.

jump in auto sales, an advance
which followed declines of
11.7 percent in August, 3.4 per-
cent in September and 1.3 per-
cent in October. Auto dealers
were hurt by a drop in demand
after attractive summer dis-
counts were halted. Sales of
gas-guzzlers also slumped
after gasoline prices spiked
above $3 per gallon in early
Excluding autos, retail sales
would have been down 0.3 per-
cent, the biggest drop in
19 months.
However, much of that weak-
ness reflected a good develop-
ment for consumers - falling
gasoline prices. Sales at gaso-
line stations dropped
5.9 percent in November, the
biggest one-month decline in
2'2 years. Retail sales figures
are not adjusted to take
account of changes in the price
of items sold.
Excluding the decline in
gasoline sales, retail sales
would have posted a 1 percent
rise in November, the best
showing since a 1.4 percent
increase last July.
Sales at department stores
were up 0.5 percent in
November, a slowing of
growth after a big 1.6 percent
surge in October. Sales at
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Total Assets Total Return/Rank Pct Mn Init
Name Obj ($Mlns) NAV 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt
Vanguard Idx Fds: 500 SP 68,144 117.20 +2.9 +7.6/A +0.6/A NL 3,000
American Funds A: GwthA p XG 67,771 31.53 +5.2 +17.6/B +14.61A 5.75 250
American Funds A: ICAA p LV 64,884 32.65 +3.2 +8.8/B +22.0/C 5.75 250
American Funds A: WshA p LV 61,281 31.76 +2.7 +5.9/E +29.5/B 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Contra XG 54,996 66.86 +4.3 +20.3/A +37.5/A NL 2,500
PIMCO Instl PIMS: TotRt IB 53,284 10.51 +0.8 +1.9/A +37.9/A NL 5,000,000
Fidelity Invest: Magelln LC 50,671 107.18 +3.7 +8.3/C -6.8/C NL 2,500
Dodge&Cox: Stock XV 49,203 140.41 +3.2 +11.9/B +79.4/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: IncoA p MP 47,316 18.59 +2.2 +5.3/C +53.0/A 5.75 250
American Funds A: CaplBA p MP 42,303 53.90 +2.5 +7.1/B +63.5/A 5.75 250
American Funds A: EupacA p IL 40,820 42.69 +6.8 +24.4/A +42.0/B 5.75 250
Vanguard Insti Fds: Instldx SP 38,086 116.27 +2.9 +7.7/A +1.2/A NL 5,000,000
American Funds A: CapWGA p GL 37,562 38.14 +5.1 +17.6/8B +69.1/A 5.75 250
Vanguard Admiral: 500Adml SP 36,311 117.22 +2.9 +7.7/A +1.0/A NL 100,000
Fidelity Invest: LowP r MV 35,303 42.22 +4.4 +12.7/C +131.9/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: N PerA p GL 34,478 30.82 +5.1 +13.8/C +32.3/B 5.75 250
American Funds A: BalA p BL 32,234 18.37 +1.7 +4.6/D +45.5/A 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Grolnc LC 30,693 38.49 +3.1 +5.5/D -0.2/B NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Divintl IL 29,613 32.19 +6.1 +20.6/B +58.1/A NL 2,500
Vanguard Idx Fds: TotStk XC 28,384 30.58 +3.1 +9.2/C +8.6/C NL 3,000
Vanguard Fds: Wndsll LV 28,199 32.75 +2.2 +9.8/B +37.1/A NL 3,000
Vanguard Fds: Welltn BL 25,621 31.75 +2.7 +8.8/A +43.0/A NL 3,000
Fidelity Invest: Eq Inc El 25,347 53.35 +3.0 +8.8/B +23.2/C NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: GroCo XG 25,341 63.93 +3.6 +15.6/B -12.9/C NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Puritn BL 23,657 18.81 +2.2 +6.3/C +29.0/A NL 2,500
Dodge&Cox: Balanced BL 23,102 82.91 +2.2 +8.0/A +67.7/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: FdlnvA p LV 22,710 36.02 +5.6 +15.2/A +25.5/B 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: BlueChGr LC 21,875 43.98 +3.0 +6.9/C -16.7/E NL 2,500
Frank/Temp Frnk A: IncomA p MP 21,664 2.40 +2.0 +3.9/D +53.6/A 4.25 1,000
Vanguard Idx Fds: TotBnd IB 20,731 , 9.99 "+0.8 +1.3/B +30.1/C NL 3,000
Frank/TempTemp A:GrwthAp GL 20,503 23.36 +3.7 +10.4/0 +57.7/A 5.75 1,000
Vanguard Fds: Prmcp r XC 20,153 68.02 +3.2 +11.2/ +15.6/C NL 25,000
Fidelity Spartan: Eqldxlnv SP 20,143 45.02 +2.9 +7.6/A +0.5/A NL 100,000
Vanguard Admiral: TStkAdm XC 19,093 30.59 +3.1 +9.4/C +8.9/C NL 100,000
Amer Centuly Inv: Ultra x LG 18,924 30.93 +2.9 +6.1/D -10.5/B NL 2,500
PIMCOAdmin PIMS:TotRtAd IB 18,225 10.51 +0.8 +1.6/A +36.2/A NL 5,000,000
Davis Funds A: NYVen A LC 18,044 33.94 +2.9 +13.4/A +24.3/A 4.75 1,000
American Funds A: BondA p AB 17,585 13.21 +0.8 +1.6/8 +38.4/B 3.75 250
Price Funds: Eqlnc x El 17,342 26.19 +2.5 +7.5/D +38.6/B NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: DivGth LC 16,240 29.06 +2.8 +5.8/D +3.2/B NL 2,500
Vanguard Fds: HithCre HB 16,231 144.35 +4.0 +17.4/B +37.9/A NL 25,000
Fidelity Invest: Balanc BL 15,186 18.81 +3.9 +12.8/A +48.1/A NL 2,500
Vanguard Instl Fds: InsPI SP 15.084 116.27 +2.9 +7.7/A +1.4/A NL200,000,000
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Explosion rocks N.J. apart

building; several injuries i
F- -. . : . . ., I By WAYNE PARRY


Flames shoot through the roof of an apartment complex as
firefighters move an aerial ladder while working to control a fire in
Bergenfield, N.J., on Tuesday.

Associated Press
Construction workers hit a gas
line Tuesday and touched off
an explosion that tore through
a three-story apartment build-
ing, causing at least part of it to
collapse, authorities said.
Five people were injured in
the blast, which sent up
plumes of smoke that could
been seen up to 10 miles away.
Police initially said six people
were injured, but later revised
the number.
Several residents of the
24-unit building said an elderly
woman screamed for help
because her husband was
trapped inside the apartment
closest to the blast. Authorities
said they could not confirm
whether a person was missing.
"I wanted to go in and look
for him but there was no way,"
said David Coradin, 54, who
was taking a shower in his
apartment when the explosion
blew out his front door and
shattered all his windows.
Law enforcement and utility
company officials said prelimi-
nary investigations showed


that a pit dug by construction
workers who were trying to
remove an underground oil
tank collapsed and pinched a
gas line just before 9 a.m.
Utility crews were sent to the
scene after residents nearby
reported the odor of gas;
30 minutes later, the explosion
shook the area.
Bergenfield Fire Chief John
Pampaloni said was on the
scene with several firefighters
because of the gas leak when
the explosion occurred.
Pampaloni said he had. not
ordered the apartment com-
plex evacuated because he
didn't believe it was a
dangerous situation.
Three of the injured were
taken to Hackensack
University Medical Center.
One of them, a woman,'was in
critical condition with second-
and third-degree burns, said
Joseph Feldman, chairman of
the emergency medicine
Two people were taken to
Englewood Hospital and
Medical Center, said spokes-
woman Maria Margiotta. One
was in stable condition and the
other was treated and released.

College class president charged in bank robbery

Associated Press
Lehigh University students
prepared for final exams this
week, they found themselves
grappling with the news that
the sophomore class presi-
dent had been arrested for
allegedly, robbing a bank.
"I didn't believe it when I
first heard it," Kathryn
Susman, an 18-year-old fresh-
man engineering student
from Hereford, Md., said
The robbery occurred
Friday afternoon. Authorities
said Greg Hogan, 19, handed
a note to a teller at a Wachovia
Bank branch, saying he.had a
gun and wanted money.
Hogan, the son of a Baptist
minister, was picked up at his
fraternity house later that
evening and charged with
robbery, theft by unlawful tak-
ing and receiving stolen

"You have to think of how much he
had going for him - class president,
studying at Lehigh."

- Steve A. Juisti
sophomore civil engineering student.

Police said he got away
with $2,871.'
One of his frat brothers,
Patrick Thornton, described
Hogan as "very energetic,"
the sort of student who would
cheer on the college football
team wearing body paint.
"It's by far the most inter-
esting story we've ever
encountered here," added
Thorntoni, editor The Br-owii
and White, the student
The university's student
Senate president, Kip Wallen,
drove Hogan to the bank, but
had no idea that Hogan
allegedly intended to rob it,

said Wallen's lawyer, Karl
Longenbach. Wallen has not
been charged.
"I believe once all the facts
are reviewed and uncovered,
the conclusion will be
reached that he (Wallen) had
in fact nothing to do with the
crimes with which the other
individual is charged,"
Longenbach said.
Police told The Morning
Call of Allentown that Hogan
admitted robbing the bank.
He was released Saturday
after posting $100,000 bond, a
prison spokesman said. A pre-
liminary hearing was
scheduled for Jan. 31.
Hogan did not immediately

return a telephone message
left Monday by The
Associated Press on his
cellular telephone voicemail.
Hogan graduated in 2004
from the University School, a
private school in the upscale
Cleveland suburb of Hunting
Valley. His father, the
Rev. Gregory J. Hogan, is the
pastor of First Baptist Church
of Barberton in Barberton,
Ohio, and has served as a city
councilman in Seven Hills,
Hogan also was a former
fraternity rush chairman and
a cellist in the university's
"You have to think of how
much he had going for him -
class president, studying at
Lehigh," said Steve A: Juisti,
19, a sophomore civil engi-
neering student from Upper
Darby. "You have to question
his reasoning, obviously. The
big question is why."


Lizzie Bell Christie
Lizzie Bell Christie, 86 a resident of
Lake City, Florida passed away De-
cember 12, 2005 at
her home after ": -
an extended illness.
Mrs. Christie was a
native and life-
long resident of-
Columbia County, -
Florida. She is the daughter of the
late Edwin Haynes and Aggie

Spradley Durrance. She has been a
member of the Oak Grove Baptist
Church for sixty-five years. She is
preceded in death by her husband
George Christie of sixty-two years,
one son, Charlie James Christie, one
daughter and son-in-law, Edna Faye
and Charles H. Frazier and son -in-
law Jimmy Burkes.
Survivors include three daughters:
Lucille "Lucy" (Jimmy) Greene,
Oldtown, Florida, Nfeicie (Carl)

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Dot Burkes, Lake Butler, Florida.
Sixteen Grandchildren, , Twelve
Great Grandchildren and Two Great
Great Grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Christie
will be conducted Thursday Decem-
ber 15, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. in the
Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home
with the Rev. Lewis Daniels and the
Rev. Randy Ogburn , officiating. In-
terment will follow in the Oak
Grove Baptist Cemetery, Lake City,
Florida. The family will receive
friends Wednesday 6:00-8:00 at the.

funeral home. In lieu of flowers
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City. Florida 32055. GUERRY FU-
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Margaret Morris, senior researcher for Intel, demonstrates a phone
with a visual caller ID system, Sunday, during the White House
Conference on Aging in Washington.

Tech for seniors moving

beyond The Clapper

AP Science Writer
people with Alzheimer's dis-
ease could have telephones
that show-them a picture of the
caller and remind them who it
is and when they last talked.
They might walk across a
floor with sensors that check
their gait and sound an alarm if
they fall. Others might relax on
a bed that monitors their pulse
and breathing.
New technologies for sen-
iors, supplementing conven-
iences like The Clapper and
emergency warnings like Life
Alert, are on display this week
at the White House
Conference on Aging.
The goal is to provide tech-
nologies that "help seniors and
their families live happy and
healthy in their own home,"
said Eric Dishman, chairman
of the Center for Aging
Services Technologies, or
CAST, and general manager
and global director of Intel
Health Research and
Innovation Group.
'Technology already has

transformed our lives from
e-mail to MP3s and from
online shopping to cell phones.
Now, it's time for technology to
transform the experience of
aging," said Russell Bodoff,
executive director of CAST.
His organization, which put
together the technology exhi-
bition, brings together
400 businesses, groups, uni-
versities and others working to
find new ways to improve life
for older people.
There are four main focus
areas for the new innovations,
Dishman said: disease preven-
tion, early detection, caregiver
support and maintaining
Take Intel's phone for those
with early and developing
cases of memory-wasting
A screen like that of a com-
puter monitor sits next to the
phone. No more embarrassing
pauses while the person get-
ting the call tries to remember
who Christine is. Using caller
ID technology, the screen can
provide a photo of the caller,
tell who they are and when
they last talked.

Navy helicopter goes down

off the coast of Colombia

Associated Press
helicopter crashed Tuesday
off the coast of Colombia and
the fate of its crew was
unknown, Navy officials said
Cmdr. David Werner, a
Navy spokesman who
described the incident, said a
search and rescue effort was
under way.
Another Navy spokesman,
Lt. John Schofield, said the
helicopter was an SH-60B,

which normally operates with
a crew of three but can have
as many as five. He said it was
not yet clear how many were
aboard the aircraft. He said it
went down under unknown
circumstances in internation-
al waters west of Colombia.
Colombian officials initially
said they had no information
about the incident. Adm.
Guillermo Barrera, opera-
tions chief for the Colombian
navy, said there were no
reports of a crash in
Colombian waters.

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Columbia County science
fairs coming in January
* Lake City Community
College will host the 2006
Columbia County Science Fair.
The annual fair will be
Jan. 18 and 19 in the Howard
Gym on LCCC campus.
Approximately 250 student
projects will be on display.
Judging will take place from
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 18. Open
house to the public will be from
3-6 p.m. Jan. 18. The awards
ceremony will be 6-7 p.m.
Jan. 19 for the elementary and
7:30-8:30 p.m. for the middle
and high school in the Alfonso
Levy Performing Arts Center.
N Lake City Community
College will host the 2006
Regional Science and
Engineering Fair.
The annual fair will be held
Feb. 22 and 23 in the Howard
Gym on the LCCC campus.
The Region comprises the
10 counties of Columbia, Union,
Suwannee, Bradford, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Baker, Gilchrist, Dixie
and Madison. Judging will take
place from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 22.
Open house to the public will
be from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 22. The
awards ceremony will be
10 a.m. Feb. 23 in the Alfonso
Levy Performing Arts Center.

NARFE to host Christmas
program Dec. 20
The National Active and
Retired Federal Employees
Association Chapter 1548 will
have its Christmas program at
11:30 a.m. Dec. 20 at Quail
Heights Country Club, 161
Quail Heights Terrace. All active
and retired federal employees
are invited to attend.
For more information, call
Jim Purvis at 752-8570, e-mail,, or Ralph
Hurst at 752-6593, or e-mail at

Theater to present
'A Christmas Carol'
The Spirit of Suwannee
Music Park is hosting a profes-
sional cast, and director who
will present "A Christmas Carol"
on Dec. 17 and Dec. 23 at the
park's Music Hall.
Dinner will be served at
6 p.m., featuring prime rib.
Dinner and the show cost $30.
People who want to see the
show only, it starts at 7:30 p.m.
and costs $15. Children
younger than six are free.
Tickets for the show are
available at the door, and
reservations for dinner are
needed. Call (800) 224-5656 for
reservations, or more

SVR Mission to offer
Christmas Day dinner
The Suwannee Valley
Rescue Mission will offer a
citywide Christmas Day dinner,
is scheduled for noon-2 p.m.
Dec. 25 at 127 NW Escambia
St., downtown at the Lad Soup
Kitchen. Everyone is invited.
Call 758-2217 for any additional

Volunteer Development
Board to meet in January
The Volunteer Development
Board of the Lake City
Community College Foundation
will meet at noon Jan. 10, 2006,
in the Lake City Community
College Foundation Board
Room, downtown Lake City. For
more information, contact Mike
Lee, executive director of the
LCCC foundation at 754-4392
or 754-4433.

LCCC executive board
to meet Jan. 17
The Executive Board of the
Lake City Community College
Foundation will meet at noon
Jan. 17, 2006, in the Lake City
Community College Foundation
Board Room, downtown Lake

City. For more information
contact Mike.Lee, executive
director of the LCCC foundation
'at 754-4392 or 754-4433.

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,
located 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

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.

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

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
* Thursday: CPR for
professional rescuers:
6-10 p.m.
* Dec. 20: Adult CPR:
6-9 p.m.
* Dec. 22: Infant/Child CPR:
6-9 p.m.
For more information, call the
American Red Cross North
Central Florida Chapter at

LCCC to close
Dec. 19-Jan.2
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
(386) 754-4205.

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.

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
(386) 364-8063.


School board to visit
Challenge Learning Center
As a part of the State-of-the-
School visits, Columbia County
School Board members and
Superintendent Sam Markham
will visit Challenge Learning
Center at 10 a.m. today. These
visits are open to the public.

Regular Newcomers
meeting is today
The regular monthly meeting
of the Lake City Newcomers will
take' place at 11:15 a.m.
today 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

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Toys for Tots Drop Off

Toys for Tots boxes in Columbia County:
0 Lake City Reporter - 180 E Duval St.
E Dollar General - 1207W. Duval
N Dollar General - Main Blvd.
0 AlItel Wireless Sales - 2750 U.S. 90 West
N VFW Post 2206 - Hwy 131
0 Marlene's Beauty Shop - 365 S. Marion St.
0 Publix - 23 I1 U.S. 90 West
0 Radio Shack - 4257 US 90 West
0 Beverage Express - Duval St. and Marion St.
0 Atlantic Coast Federal - 463 West Duval St.
0 USMC - Lake City Mall
N Dollar Tree - Lake City Mall
N Super 8 Motel - 1-75 and SR-47
0 GatheringPlace - 1-75 and SR-47
0 Beef O'Brady's - 857 Main Blvd.
" Cracker Barrel - U.S. 90 West
0 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
I First Federal Savings Bank of Florida - 4705
U.S. 90 West
* For more information, call 288-2534 or

should be between $5 and $8.
All members, guests and
friends are invited to attend.
For more information, contact
754-2695 or 752-4552.

Pottery classes coming to
Stephen Foster
Monday nights working at the
potter's wheel in classes being
offered at Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park.
An eight-week class will
provide instruction in several
methods of working with clay,
including slab, coil, pinch and
wheel-thrown pottery. Classes
begin Jan. 9 and continue
through Feb. 27.
The evening classes will be
from 6 to 9 p.m. and are
suitable for both advanced and
beginner students.
The cost for the classes is
$125, plus $25 for materials,
which will be paid throughout .
the class. Space is limited and
advance registration is required.
For more information, call Craft
Square at 397-1920 or visit the
web site at
www.stephenfostercso. orq.

Watercolor classes to
come to Stephen Foster
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park is offering a
class in watercolor landscape
painting on Jan. 21.
The class is designed for
beginner to intermediate level
students and will cover several
aspects of painting with
watercolors, including supplies,
color theory, and techniques
such as wet into wet and dry
The class will be from
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Students
should bring lunch with them.
The class is limited to six peo-
ple to allow for highly personal-
ized instruction. Advance regis-
tration is required. For more
information, call Craft Square at
397-1920, or visit the Web site
at www.stephenfostercso.orgc

Painting class coming
to Stephen Foster
Foster Folk Culture Center State
Park is offering a class in
one-stroke painting on Jan. 14.
The class will be from
10 a.m.-noon and is suitable for
beginners and advanced
students. The instructional fee of
$25 includes all necessary
supplies and entrance to the
Advance registration is
required. For more information,
call 386-397-1920 or visit online



riLc 755-8700
Hwy 90 West, Lake City
RESEARCH CENTER Across from Lake City Mall
Individual results may vary

'The Spirit of Christmas is
|Nfow oes Godsahow 5ris Cove

for us?

Join us as we consider this question.
First United Methodist Church
973 S. Marion Ave.
8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

Dec. 18: God Gives us Strength
Dec. 18: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Concert
Dec. 24: 6 p.m. God Transforms Us
Dec. 25: (11 a.m. service only)
Jesus is the Proof of God's Love


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

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

Tae Kwan Do
class offered
The Lake City-Columbia
County Parks and Recreation
Department will host Tae Kwan
Do classes that will meet from
6:30-8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday and is open to
anyone age 8 and older. Cost is
$40 per month. Instructors will be
Jeff Foster and Teresa Burne,
master and certified instructor in
Tae Kwan Do. For more
information or to register, call
Heyward Christie at 758-5448.

Historical museum
to host volunteer class
Lake City/Columbia County
Historical Museum is
forming a volunteer training
class. For more information,
contact Glenda Reed at
historicse wing @aol.corn. or
call the museum at 755-9096.


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Squirt the Loggerhead
Squirt, a loggerhead turtle, swims in a tank at the Museum of
Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, on Tuesday. The turtle
is being moved to Sebastian, where it will be released into a haven
for turtles, a place dedicated to the protection and
preservation of the endangered loggerhead sea turtles.

Efforts to free entangled

right whale suspended

Associated Press
A team of marine experts halt-
ed efforts Tuesday to free an
endangered North Atlantic
right whale from a tangle of
fishing gear after losing track
of the animal off the North
Carolina coast.
A line connecting the team's
telemnetry buoy to the whale
broke at 4 p.m. Monday, and
the whale disappeared soon
after, said )Barb Zoodsma, a
marine mammal biologist from
the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries Service. Without a
radio signal to locate the whale,
experts are hoping for an
"opportunistic sighting" from
an aerial survey or fishermen.
Zoodsma said the team
thought the whale had been
entangled for a couple of weeks
to a couple of months. Without
further aid, she said, the ropes
will constrict the 35-foot whale
as it grows to its adult length of
up to 50 feet.
'The body wrap around this
animal is already really tight, in

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some places it's starting to dig
into the animal's flesh," she
The disentanglement team
managed to attach a buoy and
sea anchor to the entangled
fishing gear that is trailing
behind the whale, which
slowed the animal and allowed
rescuers to approach .in an
inflatable boat. Zoodsma said
the team was then able to
remove 45 feet' of line
entangling the whale and an
additional 60 feet of line trailing
The team also took biopsy
samples of the whale using a
special hollow-point arrow
fired from a crossbow. The
samples will be used to
determine the whale's sex.
The sea anchor and buoys
later broke free when the
whale dived, Zoodsma said.
Only about 300 Atlantic right
whales, whose spawning and
nursing grounds are just off
the North Carolina coast, are
known to be alive. The animals
were hunted almost to
extinction in the early 1900s.

Katrina refugees say it's no

time to party for Mardi Gras
By CAIN BURDEAU routes and the French -
Associated Press Quarter. . .... .

Hurricane Katrina refugees
stuck in hotel rooms and unfa-
miliar surroundings across the
United States are in no mood
to party, and they are decrying
the city's plans to hold a Mardi
Gras celebration in February.
"This is not the time for fun.
This is the time to put people's
lives back on track," said Lillie
Antoine, a 51-year-old refugee
stuck in Tulsa, Okla.
City officials announced last
month that New Orleans
would host an abbreviated
Mardi Gras celebration. Civic
boosters say the festivities can
help revitalize New Orleans'
economy, lift morale and show
the world that the city is on its
way back.
In addition to scaling the
two-week Carnival season to
eight days, the cash-strapped
city is seeking corporate spon-
sors for the first time to pay for
police overtime and the
cleanup along the parade

Some storm refugees and
black organizations say the
party preparations are insensi-
tive to the plight of so many
displaced New Orleanians.
"I just think it sends the
wrong message to have a
celebration when people are
not back in their houses," said
Ernest Johnson, the Louisiana
president of the National
Association for the
Advancement of Colored
At a protest Monday of a few
Katrina refugees in Atlanta,
where the New Orleans Saints
were playing, ChiQuita Simms
said reconstruction should
take precedence over
"I'm not against Mardi
Gras," said Simms, who has
been living in an Atlanta hotel
with her 14-year-old son. "I'm
against their priorities." She
added: "What you can do is
guarantee me in two months
you're going have a Mardi

A Mardi Gras float damaged by Hurricane Katrina sits in the yard
of the Masset & Co. Studio in New Orleans on on Dec. 8.

Gras, but you can't guarantee
life will be back on?"
Before Katrina struck,' the
2005 festivities were going to
be one of the most exuberant
parties in this party city's
history - the 150th anniver-
sary of Carnival parades in
New Orleans. Mardi Gras falls
on Feb. 28.
The dispute boiled Saturday
at a town hall meeting in

Atlanta when Mayor Ray
Nagin came under fire from an
angry and raucous crowd of
refugees for approving a
Mardi Gras. Nagin then told
the crowd that he had actually
been against celebrating
Mardi Gras but that tourism
leaders forced his hand.
His comments stunned
Carnival supporters back in
New Orleans.

Tampa Wal-Mart fires manager for detaining of

black customer who wrote questionable check

Associated Press
TAMPA - A Wal-Mart man-
ager who called sheriff's
deputies to apprehend a black
businessman about a check he
found questionable was fired
for using "poor judgment," but
did not engage in racial profil-
ing, the retail chain said
Wal-Mart said its investiga-
tion of the Nov. 23 incident at a
store in suburban Brandon
found manager Mark Cornett
violated company procedures
when he called the law on
Reginald Pitts, who presented
a $13,600 check to pay for
holiday gift cards for his
company's employees.
But Pitts, a 34-year-old

human resources manager for
GAF Materials Corp., suspects
he was singled out because he
is black, and he's considering a
lawsuit. The incident made
national news and generated
more bad publicity for the,
retail giant, which has drawn
criticism and been sued for
issues ranging from employee
relations to its aggressive
expansion into small
Sarah Clark, a spokes-
woman for the Bentonville,
Ark.-based company, said
Cornett followed proper proce-
dures in trying to verify Pitts'
check, which he could not
because a privacy block
prohibited access to GAF's
bank account.

Racial profiling was not
involved, Clark said, but
Cornett should have returned
the check to Pitts instead of
summoning deputies. He was
fired because of "poor
judgment and poor customer
service," she said, and compa-
ny officials have apologized to
Pitts several times.
"We think, quite frankly, that
the entire situation could have
been handled differently,"
Clark said. "It's just
Another member of the
store's management staff also
will be disciplined, but Clark
would not discuss the details.
Pitts said that when he went
to the store to pick up the
already printed gift cards, store


managers stalled for about two
hours after he handed them
the check.
Later, two Hillsborough
County sheriff's deputies
appeared, with one grabbing
Pitts by the arm. He objected
to the rough handling and
asked if he was being arrested.
The deputy told him that the
store had called and reported
that he was trying to pass a
forged check.
Deputies determined a
short time later that there were
no grounds for a criminal
charge and that Wal-Mart
would not press the issue fur-
ther. There had never been a
problem previously when Pitts
had sent a white employee to
pick up the cards.



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Review Committee fails to meet quorum for first time


The Columbia County
Charter Review Commission
met without a quorum and
without any members of the
public in the audience for its
last meeting of the year.
Charter Review Commission
Chairman Wayne Sapp noted
at the meeting Tuesday night
that this was the first time the
commission of 15 members
had failed to achieve a quorum,
which is nine members.
"I believe the reason there

isn't a quorum is because it's so
close to Christmas," Sapp said.
Although the lack of a quo-
rum meant the commission
could not conduct unfinished
or new business, it could listen
to the four guest speakers.
The guest speakers were
Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt,
Lake City City Manager Joe
Cone, Lake City Chief of Police
David Allbritton and Lake
City/Columbia County
Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Jim Poole.
After each of the speakers
addressed the review

commission, the members
were able to ask questions.
One area of focus by the
commission was on what levels
of joint cooperation already
existed between the city and
Witt told the commission the
city and county had a number
of agreements to do things
together that included fire
services and recreation.
"The fire right now is some-
what consolidated," Witt said,
pointing out that there was a
uniform assessment for county
and city property owners to

pay for fire services.
"Agreements with the sher-
iff's office are good," Allbritton
said. He cited the example of
an agreement for the city to
answer calls at two banks out-
side the city limits, since the
city has more banks than the
county does and has expertise
in handling potential armed
robbery calls or false alarms.
David Rountree, charter
review commission member,
asked Poole if a lack of waste-
water treatment in the county
was an obstacle to recruit new
business to the county. Poole

responded that "you might
reach a point where the city
ends up operating a regional
facility" since it has "the
As a follow-up question,
commission member Karl
Burkhardt asked "Any expan-
sion to water and wastewater
would be funded by fees to the
users. How would the utility
tax figure in that or would it
Poole deferred the question
to Cone, who said the city had
a budget of approximately
$29 million dollars and, of that

budget, approximately
$1.9 million came from proper-
ty taxes and "we collected
$879,000 off the electric utility
franchise fee."
"So that's two-thirds of what
we collect in property taxes at
3.5 mills off of one utility and
that's an electric utility, it's a
franchise fee," Cone said. "I
think that's a revenue source."
"You can't keep saying well,
we don't want to pay any more
taxes ... and still take care of
the problems in the communi-
ty. It takes money to cover
things," Cone said.

DOT schedules construction open house


The Florida Department of
Transportation has spent more
than a year on its project to
widen State Road 47 to accom-
modate more traffic volume.
From 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, FDOT has sched-
uled a construction open house
to discuss the project at the
Woodmen of the World build-
ing on State Road 47.
"We have used 414 days on
the project," said Gina
Busscher, DOT spokeswoman.

"We started in October 2004
and we have
380 days remaining on the con-
tract - roughly a year and
15 days."
She said the open house is
designed to provide informa-
tion about the project and
shouldn't last an extended
period of time.
"It's a drop by (open house)
at their convenience. Attendees
don't have to stay the entire
time," Busscher said. "They
can look at the plans, look at
how the traffic will be shifted,
get their questions answered

and then they can leave."
The latest phase of construc-
tion work on the project and
the next phases of the con-
struction plan will also be
reviewed during the open
"We want to inform every-
one of the state of the con-
struction project, since it's
been at least a year since we
had our last open house and
we're getting ready for a major
traffic shift on the project,"
Busscher said. "We are going
to shift the traffic from the
existing lanes to the new

southbound lanes, but there
will still only be two lanes of
traffic open."
She said attendees will also
be briefed on the status of the
section of roadway which is
closed between U.S. 41 and
Bascom Norris Drive.
Completion of the project
has been scheduled for
January 2007.
"We are a little over 50 per-
cent complete with the project
- we are halfway there,"
Busscher said. "At this time the
contractor is 2 percent ahead of

Class-size issue dims glowing report on state's debt status

Associated Press

Anticipated , borrowing for
school construction to meet
new class-size limits dimmed
an otherwise glowing report
on the state's debt status that
Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida
Cabinet received on Tuesday.
The report shows Florida
for the first time has achieved
a AAA credit rating ,from
Standard & Poor's, the compa-
ny's highest. Also, it notes the
state's benchmark debt ratio
- the percentage, of revenue
needed to make bond pay-
ments,- was down. The state
now spends $5.36 of every
S100 it collects t pay ts bond

debt compared to $6.12 two
years ago, reversing an
upward trend.
'This has been extraordi-
nary," state bond finance
director J. Ben Watkins III
said. "From a debt-manage-
ment perspective, this is as
good as it gets."
The debt ratio is expected
to remain below the state's
6 percent target limit for the
next 10 years, but only if no
bond sales are needed to build
schools or classrooms to meet
the class-size limits voters
approved through a constitu-
tional amendment in 2002.
1 The, ratio would exceed
6 percent, buit remain below
7 percent, from' 2008 to 2010

and possibly 2011, if class-size
bonds are sold. Estimates for
class-size borrowing needs
range from $1.8 billion to
$4.2 billion, not including
Bush opposes the class-size
limits because he believes
they are too expensive but
later said the state has a duty
to implement the amendment
unless it is repealed. Some
legislative leaders are
working on repeal proposals.
"We're looking for an
indigenous product of the
Legislature that I can embrace
and support," Bush said.
In the meantime, the gover-
nor plans to send lawmakers a
school construction spending

plan to achieve the class-size
limits. He declined to say how
much he expects to recom-
mend except that it would be
"a sizable commitment."
The debt affordability study
noted Florida also received
high marks from two other
bond rating services - AA+
from Fitch Ratings and AA1
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and felt he had to do what he
was told.
Columbia County Sheriff's
detectives served a search
warrant for Sheppard's home
on Monday and recovered
adult sex toys, pornographic
videos and a computer with
pornographic Web sites
In addition to the charges of
sexual battery on a child,
Sheppard also was charged
with lewd and lascivious acts
with a child and showing
harmful material to a minor.
At the time of the arrest,
Sheppard was employed by
the VA Hospital in Lake City.
"The VA is working closely
with us in our investigation

and I appreciate their coopera-
tion," said Columbia County
Sheriff Bill Gootee. "We
believe this is an isolated inci-
dent and did not overlap into
his workplace, but we will con-
tinue to investigate to be
He was being held in the
Columbia County Jail without
bond Tuesday.
"Our detectives worked
hard on this case and we are
extremely proud of the young
man who came forward," said
Columbia County Sheriff Bill
Gootee. "This is another hard
lesson learned that we must
all be very careful who we
entrust our children to."

SNOW: Delay possible
Continued From Page 1A

the event likely will be
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Eve, Campbell said.
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winter wonderland each
year. Campbell said he does-
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on, New Year's Eve will

affect turnout because stu-
dents still will be on winter
break and they always enjoy
the opportunity to see snow
in Florida.
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don't have familiarity with
snow," Campbell said. "It's a
chance to give our kids kind
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traveling from Texas to
Miami," said Columbia
County Sheriff Bill Gootee.
He checked into the Super
8 Motel Monday evening.
"He purchased the ingredi-
ents for meth in Houston,
stopped in Lake City and
attempted to cook the meth
(Tuesday) morning," Gootee
According to Gootee's
statement, only the room
Keith was staying in was dam-
aged. However, those staying
at the motel were forced
outside due to the dangerous
'This is what can happen
when these very volatile
chemicals are mixed and
heated," Gootee said. "Every-
person out there who camera
into contact with the smoke
from this fire is considered

contaminated and needs to be
tested for chemical
A woman, who Gootee said
had a history of heart prob-
lems, was staying in the room
under Keith's room when the
explosion took place. She was
taken to the Lake City
Medical Center for
precautionary measures.
Gootee said there were a
few elements that alerted the
firefighters to the possibility
of a meth lab.
"There was extremely hot
fire, something that is com-
monly seen in meth labs,"
Gootee said. "Drano was also
found, a common element in
making meth. We're still
gathering additional evidence
from th-e scene."
Gotee also said the hotel
room was severely damaged

and much of the contents
were destroyed. The amount
of ingredients used to cook
the meth was unknown
because of the fire.
It was also unknown if
Keith had any prior drug
charges, although Gootee
said there was an outstanding
warrant for his arrest for
Keith will likely face
charges of manufacturing
meth, Gootee said. Keith
could face other charges
depending on his intentions
for cooking the meth.
"Our local firefighters did a
great job of getting in there,
determining what it was we
were dealing with, and get-,
ting everyone out of the
motel roomss" Gootee said.

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the make-up of it and making
legal ingredients into an illegal
narcotic," said Lt. Bernie
Kleinschmidt, supervisor of
detectives for the Division of
State Fire Marshal Bureau of
Fire and Arson Investigations.
"It is a heating and drying
process, using an electric stove
or hot plate. You bring the liq-
uids to a boil and let them
However, Kleinschmidt said
the process is extremely
hazardous from start to finish.
'There are more than a few
possibilities for an explosion,"
Kleinschmidt said. "If a
container gets too hot and the
pressure builds, it could
explode. Also, you're dealing
with combustible solvents that
could easily start a fire."
Depending on the amount of
ingredients used and stage of
the process, Kleinschmidt said
a meth explosion could be no
different than a large fuel
Kleinschmidt explained
there has been a recent
increase in meth production in
the state and across the United
States. Government agencies
are attempting to train employ-
ees about the dangers of meth.
"Many first responders are
being trained to do mitigation
of meth labs," Kleinschmidt
said. "A meth class actually just
began (Tuesday) in
Jacksonville. Meth awareness
needs to increase, because the
chemicals and compounds

A Lake City fireman waves onlookers back as emergency officials
clear the scene.

involved can be very
Fumes from meth can be
dangerous, and meth can be
absorbed through the skin,
Kleinschmidt said. Personnel
from the Multi-Jurisdictional
Drug Task Force and
Hazardous Materials team
were wearing bio-hazard suits
when they entered the room
where a meth explosion took
place at the Super 8 Motel in
Lake City.
He also noted that firefight-
ers and other personnel must
be decontaminated before leav-
ing the scene, as meth can be
easily spread.
Columbia County Sheriff Bill
Gootee agreed something
needs to be done about meth
"Meth is a problem," Gootee

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removes an item from the
said. "We're trying to address
this problem as much as we
can. This is a problem
statewide, not just locally."

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Emergency workers decontaminate and clean out their gear on the back fence of the Super 8 Hotel.

EXPLOSION: Forces motel evacuation
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Hill to return
against Knicks
spending all season on the
bench with an abdominal
injury, All-Star forward
Grant Hill is expected to
play for the Orlando Magic
for the first time this
season today against the
New York Knicks.
Hill had surgery for a

weeks. Hill
He started practicing
full-speed last week, but
was held out of Saturday's
win over Denver to allow
more practice time.
Orlando, struggling with
other injuries, has gone
8-11 without him, but is still
just two games back in the
"We'll go through
another transitional phase,
but it'll be worth it to get
guys back," coach Brian
Hill said. "Roles will
change, adjustments will be
made for the better."

Gaines suspended
LAUSANNE, Switzerland
- Tim Montgomery was
suspended for two years for
doping .
Tuesday, "
and the
world ,
record he
once held
was wiped
from the Montgomery
Another U.S. sprinter
implicated in the BALCO
scandal, two-time Olympic
relay medalist Chrystye
Gaines, also received a two-
year ban from the Court of
Arbitration for Sport.
Neither runner tested
positive for drugs. The U.S.
Anti-Doping Agency sought
the bans based on evidence
gathered in the criminal
investigation of Bay Area
Laboratory Co-Operative.
USADA had requested
four-year suspensions for
both sprinter. But CAS, the
highest court in sports, cut
the penalty in half.
The bans began
retroactively on June 6,
2005. In addition, all
Montgomery's results and
prize money since March
31, 2001, and Gaines'
performances since Nov.
30, 2003, were nullified.


* Columbia High girls
weightlifting vs. Baker
County High, 4:15 p.m.
* Fort White High girls
weightlifting at Trenton
High, 4:30 p.m.
* Columbia High girls
basketball vs. Fort
White High, 4:30 p.m.
* Fort White High girls
soccer vs. P.K. Yonge
School, 6 p.m.
* Columbia High boys
basketball vs. Fort
White High, 7:30 p.m.
* Fort White High boys
soccer vs. St. John's,
I p.m.
* Columbia High girls
basketball at Vanguard
High, 4 p.m. (JV-2:30).
1 Fort White High boys

and girls basketball at
P.K.Yonge School,TBA.

Indians hoops stifle Dixie County

McFadden's all-around
effort leads Fort White to
a district victory.

FORT WHITE - For the second
straight game, the Fort White High
basketball team held an opponent
under 60 points..
The Indians went on a 31-14 run in
the second quarter to erase a
21-16 first-quarter deficit and defeat
district rival Dixie County High,
73-58 on Tuesday night.

The man in the middle of the Fort
White comeback was point guard
Owen McFadden, who played a solid
all-around game.
McFadden scored 15 of his game-
high 18 points in the first half, and he
pulled down several rebounds and in
one stretch made three consecutive
"I just played hard, played tough,
and we won," McFadden said.
The first quarter saw the Indians
and Bears in a track meet, as both
teams marched up and down the
court with little resistance.
Dixie ran a layup drill in the period,
finishing 10-17 from the field to take

the early lead.
Fort White coach Charles Moore
let the team know of his displeasure
with the defensive effort as soon as
the first quarter buzzer sounded.
"Coach just told us, 'Hey, we've got
to tighten up,' and that's what we
did," McFadden said.
That led to a 21-4 run to start the
second period, which culminated
with a Jeremy Harrell steal and dish
to a streaking McFadden for a layup
plus the foul. When McFadden hit
the free throw, Fort White was ahead
37-28, and the Bears would not
FW continued on 2B

MARIO SARMENTO/Lake City Reporter
Fort White High guard Owen McFadden
warms up prior to the Indians' 73-58 win
against Dixie County High on Tuesday.

Tigers tame Rams again

Reynolds leads
with 15 to keep
CHS unbeaten.

It will be tougher for the
Rams to write this one off.
Columbia High's basketball
team defeated visiting
Eastside, 55-52, on Tuesday to
sweep the regular-season
series between the two
District 4-5A teams.
The Tigers won the first
matchup on Nov. 30, but the
word was Eastside's football
team had lost the Friday
before in the playoffs and the
two-sport guys were rusty.
The Rams (5-2, 4-2) even
showed up at No. 7 in the first
poll of the season.
'"The first game, they were
thinking it was a fluke," Byron
Shemwell said. "Now, they
know we are for real and are
making some noise. We ain't
Shemwell finished with
12 points and hit one 3-pointer
in the first quarter and anoth-
er in the third, when Eastside
made a move to get back in
the game.
The Rams closed the third
quarter on a 9-1 run to cut the
lead to four, 41-37, at the
buzzer. Columbia (7-0, 5-0)
also led by four points at the
end of the first quarter, then

TIM KIRBY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High boys basketball coach Trey Hosford (right) shows Byron Shemwell a play during the
Tigers' 55-52 win against district rival Eastside High on Tuesday.

pushed it to eight, 26-18, at the
half as Jerry Thomas scored
six points and Cameron
Reynolds added five in the
second quarter.
Tavaris Reynolds was
Columbia's leading scorer

with 15 points, which included
the first seven points of the
fourth quarter for CHS to
keep the Rams at Bay.
Reynolds scored off a steal
after Eastside took its first
lead, 47-46, at 4:06 of the

Tim Tebow signs with Gators

Nease quarterback
chooses Florida
from five schools.
msarmento@lakecityreporter. corn

Years from now, Florida
Gators fans will probably
remember exactly where they
were when they heard Nease
High quarterback Tim Tebow
announce he was headed to
On Tuesday afternoon,
Tebow ended weeks of specu-
lation by announcing his
intentions to play for Urban
Meyer and the Gators in front
of many of his friends in high
school, as well as a nationally
televised audience on
Tebow had narrowed his
choices to Alabama, Southern
California, Michigan, LSU and
Florida after taking his required
visits to each of those schools.
With his parents flanking
him at a table at Nease, Tebow
made his announcement,
which was followed by thun-
derous applause from
classmates and friends.
Tebow, who passed for
3,442 yards and 34 TDs and
ran for 1,150 yards and 21 TDs
as a senior in guiding his team
to the Class 4A state title, said
he had only made his decision

.Nease quarterback Tim Tebow (center) announces Tuesday in
Ponte Vedra Beach that he will attend the University of Florida. His
mother and father, Pam and Robert, are seated beside him on the

stage of the Nease auditorium.

"in the last few hours" and
decided to go with Florida
based on "gut instinct."
After his announcement,
Tebow read from a handwrit-
ten note that thanked every-
one from his coaches and
teammates to the producers of
an upcoming one-hour docu-
mentary on him that will air
on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. tonight.
Tebow said of the Gators
coaches, "I just really like them
and respect them," and in his
note he referred to the fact his
family would be so close and
mentioned he grew up a Gators
fan as major reasons why he

decided to attend Florida.
Tebow is rated the 12th-best
high school recruit in the nation
by, and he is the
No. 1-ranked dual threat at quar-
terback (running and passing).
When asked what his
biggest transition would be in
playing at Florida, Tebow said,
"Just trying to get used to the
offense, the schemes and
defenses you see in the SEC."
ESPN2's documentary is
called "Faces of Sports: Tim
Tebow," and it follows Tebow
from through his senior foot-
ball season and the recruiting

fourth quarter.
Jakeem Hill put back a
rebound and Kenny Williams
scored four points down the
stretch to keep CHS in the
lead. With 13 seconds left,
Eastside trailed by two and set

up a 3-pointer and the win. Hill
rebounded the miss and
Cameron Reynolds closed the
scoring with a free throw.
Tavaris Reynolds had to
shoulder the point guard
duties, as Williams stayed in
foul trouble for much of the
'Tavaris played 31 minutes
- all out," CHS head coach
Trey Hosford said. "He gave
everything. If he doesn't play
as good as he did on the point,
we lose the game. He played
his heart out."
Tim Shankle led both teams
in scoring with 21 points. He
scored eight in the fourth.
"Byron had a big 3 in the
third quarter," Hosford said. "I
was glad to, see him get some
good looks. He had a tough
assignment with Shankle, he
and Cameron both. We found
out why he is all-state."
"Shankle is a good player,
you can't doubt that,"
Shemwell said. "I knew he
was quicker than me and
faster than me, so I gave him a
little space and relied on get-
ting help. Sometimes it was
not there, but most of the time
we did a good job."
Hill scored eight points. He
blocked one dunk attempt and
pinned a layup against the
Cameron Reynolds,
Williams and Thomas each
scored six points and Vince
Folston had a basket.

Young, Bush lead

AP All-Americans

USC quarterback
Leinart is named
to second team.
Associated Press

Vince Young can claim at
least one victory over
Southern California this
The Texas quarterback
was selected to The
Associated Press
All-America team
released Tuesday,
relegating USC's
Matt Leinart to
Young was run-
ner-up in the
Heisman Trophy young
voting to Trojans tailback
Reggie Bush and was one of
four Longhorns on the first
team. Bush was one of three
All-Americans from top-
ranked USC and a unani-
mous first-team selection.
The real test for No. 2
Texas comes Jan. 4 in the
Rose Bowl, when the
Longhorns and Trojans play
for the national title.
Young didn't hide his dis-
appointment when Bush won
the Heisman in a landslide on

Saturday night.
'This should give me a lit-
tle bit more edge to show the
world what a good team the
University of Texas is," he
Always dynamic on the
move, Young proved he
could be a topflight passer
this season. He leads the
nation in efficiency rating
(168.8) with 2,769 yards and
26 touchdown passes.
He also leads the team
with 850 yards
Texas offensive
tackle Jonathan Scott
also made the first
team, along with
teammates Michael
Huff, who won the
Thorpe Award as the
nation's best defensive back,
and defensive tackle
Rodrique Wright.
Wide receiver Dwayne
Jarrett and safety Darnell
Bing were the other USC
Leinart was the All-
America quarterback last
season when he won the
Heisman Trophy. This year
he was third in the Heisman
voting and lost out to Young
for the top spot on the
All-America team.

Section B

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TV Sports

8 p.m.
ESPN - Phoenix at Dallas
10:30 p.m.
ESPN - Houston at Golden State


NFL games
Sunday's Games
N.Y. Jets 26, Oakland 10
Tennessee 13, Houston 10
Pittsburgh 21, Chicago 9
New England 35, Buffalo 7
Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20
Minnesota 27, St. Louis 13
Indianapolis 26, Jacksonville 18
Tampa Bay 20, Carolina 10
Seattle 41,San Francisco 3
Washington 17,Arizona 13
N.Y. Giants 26, Philadelphia 23, OT
Dallas 31, Kansas City 28
Miami 23, San Diego 21
Denver 12, Baltimore 10
Green Bay 16, Detroit 13, OT
Monday's Game
Atlanta 36, New Orleans 17
Saturday's Games
Tampa Bay at New England, 1:30 p.m.
Kansas City at N.Y. Giants, 5 p.m.
Denver at Buffalo, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18
N.Y.Jets at Miami, I p.m.
Arizona at Houston, I p.m.
Seattle at Tennessee, I p.m.
San Diego at Indianapolis, I p.m.
Philadelphia at St. Louis, I p.m.
Carolina vs. New Orleans at Baton Rouge,
La., I p.m.
San Francisco at Jacksonville, I p.m.
Pittsburgh at Minnesota, I p.m.

Cincinnati at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Dallas at Washington, 4:15 p.m.
Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19
Green Bay at Baltimore, 9 p.m.


NBA games
Monday's Games
Philadelphia 90, Minnesota 89, OT
Milwaukee 112, New York 92
LA. Lakers 109, Dallas 106
Utah 92, Detroit 78
New Orleans 91, Phoenix 87
Tuesday's Games
Washington 94, New Jersey 74
Atlanta 100, Cleveland 94
Denver 101, Charlotte 85
. Sacramento at Minnesota (n)
Miami at Chicago (n)
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio (n)
Golden State at Seattle (n)
Today's Games
Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Orlando at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Charlotte at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Portland at Utah, 9 p.m.
Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Denver at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Houston at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.

College scores
American U. 72, Howard 60

Lehigh 71, Monmouth, N.J. 57
Massachusetts 64, Boston U. 45
Rutgers 94, St.Thomas Aquinas 56
North Florida 81, Savannah St. 62
Ohio St. 92, Norfolk St. 59
Tennessee St. 84, E. Illinois 68
Wisconsin 54, N.C.-Wilmington 51

Top 25 schedule
Today's Game
No. 21 N.C. State vs. North Carolina-
Asheville, 7 p.m.


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

Lady Indians outscore Dixie

From staff reports

The Fort White High girls
basketball team won its sec-
ond straight game, 61-50
against Dixie County High on
Monday night.
The Lady Indians scored
16 in the first, 17 in the
second, 13 in the third and
25 in the fourth to complete
the victory.
Teisha Conley led with
13 points. Lacey Nichols
scored 12, Megan Wilson
added 11, Laura Barnes and
Beedee Harris each tallied
nine, Jori Maxwell scored five
and Clara Conley added two.
The Lady Indians (5-6) play

at Columbia High at 4:30 p.m.
on Friday.

Fort White soccer

The Lady Indians edged
Interlachen High 1-0 on
Monday on a goal 40 seconds
into the game scored by
Crystal Moulton on an assist
by Kali Hunter.
Goalie Rebecca Vaughn
preserved the win with three
great saves in the last two
minutes, including one where
she charged a Lady Rams
player who was on a break-
away and took the ball away
from her.
Vaughn came out of the net

to make another save seconds
later, but the rebound was
deflected on net by an
Interlachen forward.
Defender Becky Mahony
saved the day when she
cleared the ball from the end
Fort White coach Perry
Sauls praised Ashley
Waddington and Kali Hunter
for their performances, and
Yvette Escalante returned to
midfield after missing several
games with an ankle injury
and was "tremendous," Sauls
Fort White (4-3-4) hosts
P.K. Yonge School at 6 p.m. on


Merrill-Cleeter win Two-Man Best Ball

Quail Heights hosted its 31st
Annual Two-Man Best Ball
Golf Tournament last week-
end. Adam Merrill and Jeff
Cleeter won the top gross hon-
ors with rounds of 64-65-129.
Carl Ste-Marie and Max
Smith came in second with
66-65-131. Richard Francis
and AJ. Lavin came in third
with 66-66-132. Tom Murray
and Derick Jolly came in
fourth with 65-67-132.
Mike McCrante and Keith
Shaw came ,in filth with
68-65-133: Dave Bartoe and
Alex Borum came in sixth with
69-67-136. Scott Hampton
and Ray Merrill came in sev- ,
enth with 69-67-136.
Brian Paris and Scott
Chandler captured the net
honors with rounds of 60-59-
119. Jesse Lamb and Bob
DeMoss came in second with
58-61-19. Bill Bryant and

QUA L 4 1ki H TS
Carl Ste-Marie
Keith Denmark came in third
with 60-60-120.
Phil Cheney and Jackie
Ayers came in fourth with
61-62-123. David and
Michael Tew came in fifth with
61-62-123. Kevin and Justin
Odom came in sixth with 64-
61-125. Richard Green and
Bob Eardley came in seventh
with 63-62-'125.
In regular weekly events,
there were 36 players in the
Men's Day Blitz on Dec. 7.
Tim Dortch won top honors in
the A division with +9. Claude
Ste-Marie came in second with
+3. Carl Ste-Marie came in
third with -2. Mike McCranie
came in fourth with -3.
Frog Niewisch won top hon-
ors in the B division with +9.

Lynn Smith came in second
with +4. Jerry West and Don
Horn tied for third with +2.
Frank Piazza won top hon-
ors in the C division with +8.
Bill Bryant came in second
with +7. Jack Tuggle came in
third with +5. Tim Tortorice
came in fourth with +4.
The Pot Hole was Dunes
No. 8. Travis Timmons and
Keith Denmark had birdies
and split the $54 pot.
The Top-of-the-Hill Blitz on
Dec. 5 drew 16 players. Tim
Tortorice won top honors in
the A division with +12. Jack
Tuggle came in second with
+11. Bill Ryan came in third
with +9. Gary Croxton came in
fourth with +6.
Congratulations to Travis
Green for his hole-in-one on
Dunes No. 5 and Mike
McCranie for his eagle on
Creeks No. 4. ,

Rowley wins Best Nine Event by four

Gloria Rowley outdistanced
the field by four strokes to win
the Ladies Golf Association
Best Nine Event. Rowley
recorded a best nine selected
hole net score of 23 to win first
place. Natalie Bryant and Vel
Innes each posted net scores
of 27 to tie for second place.
Penny Shealy took third place
with a net 29.
Steve Thomas, Steve
Osborne, Mike Oosterhoudt,
Ron Brooks and Steve Peters
won the Sunday Blitz with a
two best ball of the team score
of 137. Second place went to
the team of Don Andrews,
Bruce Ford, Scott Kishton, Eli
Witt and Dwight Brooks with
a 3-under-par score of 141.

Continued From Page 1B

challenge again.
Ollie James scored 17 points
on the night, Donald Lewis
added 14, Antwan Ruise
scored eight, Elven Sheppard
and Rodney Epps each scored
six and Jared GIlmer added
four in the victory.
On Friday, the Indians got
25 from Ruise to smoke
Branford High 84-59.
McFadden scored 11,
Gilmer and Harrell each
scored 10, Lewis, James and
Sheppard scored six, Matt
Hollingsworth scored three,.
Joey Pinello scored two and
Ben Anderson and Matt
Acosta each added one.
Fort White. (5-3, 3-1 in
District 5-3A) plays at
Columbia High at 7:30 p.m. on

Harold Hoover
Mike Jarrell, Bob Randall, Jim
Killian, Jim Carr and Eddy
Brown won third place with a
score of 147. In the Skins
Game, Andrews, Ford, Killian,
Osborne, Oosterhoudt, Peters
.and Witt won one each.
Congratulations to Blaine
Strohl for making a hole-in-
one on the seventh hole at
Southern Oaks on Saturday.
Strohl used a five-wood on the
141-yard hole to accomplish
the perfect shot.
Andrews, Randall and Andy
Moore won the Saturday Blitz
by combining for a best ball

. Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.


score of 3-under-par 69. Terry
: Hunter, Robert Eady, Ron
Brooks and Peters finished a
close second with a best ball
score of 70, winning a score-
card playoff against the team
of Mike Jarrell, Mike
Oosterhoudt, Dwight Brooks
and Ray Hill with a birdie on
the 15th hole.
Fourth place went to Eric
Bulman, Bruce Gibson, Witt
and Jack Rountree with even-
par 72.
Jonathan Allen, Osborne,
Dave Mehl and Donald
Howard completed the top-
five with a 2-over par score of
74. Jarrell, Randall and Witt
each won one skin in the
Skins Game.
by Henri Arnold and Mike Argirion

Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.

Answer here: - IT m
(Answers tomorrow)
I Answer: When the baritone took a shower, he turned
it into a - "SOAP" OPERA


1 Naive ones
6 Played with
11 Saffron dish
12 More
13 Lend a hand
14 Publicly
15 Boulder
16 Playwright
- Coward
17 Equinox mo.
18 Baby beaver
19 Ricelike pasta
23 Trace mineral
25 Duck or hue
26 Purchase
29 Wanting
32 Literary
33 Yes, in Kyoto
34 Sports locale
35 TKO official
36 Dress style
38 Auction site
40 Mr. Getz
41 19th letter
42 Ibsen's home

46 Hot tub
48 Radiant
49 Mystical
52 Vacation option
53 "Will it
play in -?"
54 Rounded up
55 Cheyenne
56 Fragrant


1 Moisten a
2 Fable writer
3 Thin pancake
4 "Who -
was there?"
5 Gathered dust
6 VCR insert
7 Nocturnal
8 Yang
9 Electric

Answer to Previous Puzzle





10 Not rainy
11 Free ticket
12 Show team
16 Congeniality
18 Deep-- bend

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20 Bring up a
21 Grey
of western
22 Norse king
24 Mdse. bill
26 Electrical
27 Hang around
28 1492 caravel
30 Works on
sound tracks
31 Fan's shout
37 Cause harm to
39 Dairy-case
41 Soul singer
- James
43 Elude the tag
44 Also-ran
45 Felt grateful
47 Wiesel
of literature
48 Warlike son
of Hera
49 Decide
50 Fair grade
51 Steal
52 Ernesto

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* ARIES (March 21-April
19): Do your thing and get
involved in whatever it is that
is attracting your attention.
Activity is the name of the
game, so keep yourself busy.
An adventure is heading your
way, a chance to do something
unusual. ****
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Everything will escalate
today if you don't control your
emotional reaction toward oth-
ers. Anger will only cause
more grief. Know your limita-
tions and don't step over that
line. ***
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): You will be so change-
able that even you won't know
what you are going to do or
say next. Be careful not to
offend someone. You will be
inclined to speak first and
think later. Relationships will
be explosive, so channel your
energy into love and affection.

CANCER (June 21-July
22): Getting along with your
peers will be the key. If you
can't seem to make up your

Eugenia Word

mind, you will be considered
wishy-washy, and if you are
abrupt, you can expect to be
criticized. Be open , and
receptive. ***
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
As long as you keep things in
perspective, you can have it
all. Love, money and even a
stab at a professional opportu-
nity can all be yours. The only
glitch will be if you get an
overrated opinion of yourself.
Be humble. -****
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Get out of the house and
away from anyone who may
be in a bad mood. A short trip
or a visit with someone you
can do business with will help
you make headway. A partner-
ship change is likely to occur.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): You can make some
heavy-duty, progress today in
many areas of your life. A cre-
ative approach to your outlook


by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: Z equals P
S B TV F W Z C H H F A D V . "
PREVIOUS SOLUTION - "Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed."
'- Erica Jong
"She has a nice sense of rumor." - John H. Cutler
* (c) 2005 by NEA,: Inc. 12-14

and the way you style yourself
will bring compliments. Love
is on the rise. Don't invest or
put your own money on the
line. *****
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): Try to do things a little
differently at home. Your hon-
est attempt to make things
better will be proof enough
that you care. You will be able
to stabilize your professional
position or change from one
job to another with ease. ***
Dec. 21): Emotional prob-
lems will surface if you
haven't been direct about the
way you feel. Someone will
call your bluff or cause prob-
lems for you. An authority fig-
ure will not look upon what
you are doing favorably. **
Jan. 19): Travel and commu-
nications can lead to bad judg-
ment on your part. Instead,
listen and be diplomatic and
charming. Now is not the time
to force yourself or your opin-
ions on anyone. Fix up your
home or office space. ***
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): You may be tugged
in two different directions
emotionally. A partnership is
evident, but if you are
involved with more than one
person, you will be in a
precarious position. Be
honest. *****
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Do whatever it takes to
appease the people around
you. A chance to make some
money is evident, but if you
become greedy, you will end
up losing. Your changeable
attitude will frighten someone
who loves you. **


Woman doesn't have phrases

to communicate her praises

DEAR ABBY: I've been
dating a wonderful man for
several months. We have a
great relationship, and I know
I'm fortunate to have him. His
family is very kind and warm.
They have always welcomed
me into their home by inviting
me to family events, holidays,
The challenge is, his family
is from Eastern Europe. He
came to the United States at a
relatively young age, and his
English is perfect. However,
his parents and grandparents
do not speak or understand
English very well.
I want so much to sit down
and have a conversation with
his mom, but I can't I'm trying
to learn their language, but
their alphabet is different from
ours. Also, I am dyslexic.
While I will not give up on
learning their language, it will
certainly not happen
I can't afford classes to get
professional help in learning
the language, and my
boyfriend can't always be right
by my side to translate. I'm
dying to be able to tell his
mother that the dinner was
good, or her blouse is pretty.
Can you help me? This will
probably be my family one day.
necessarily have to learn to
read a language to speak it.
You can learn it phonetically,
by memorizing words and

Abigail Van Buren

phrases on tape. Ask your
boyfriend to record some of
the things you would like to,
say to his family, and then you
can "surprise" them the next
time you have dinner there.
DEAR ABBY: My fiance
and I are having a debate about
our wedding. He would like
one of his best friends, "Bill,"
who is my ex-boyfriend, to be
one of his groomsmen.
I don't feel comfortable with
Bill and his girlfriend being at
our wedding because they
have tried to break up my
fiance and me before. Abby,
they hate me - and my fiance
thinks they should be there to
celebrate our marriage. What
do you think about this? Their
invitation depends on your
response. - UPSET IN
DEAR UPSET: I disagree
with your boyfriend. The only
guests at your wedding should
be those who wish you well. It
would be extremely
inappropriate to have them
If you and your fiance have
not had premarital counseling,
I hope you will seriously

consider it - just to be certain
you are on the same page
regarding other issues that are
sure to come up once you are
married. It could save you both
a lot of frustration and
heartache. Trust me.
DEAR ABBY: About a
month ago, you printed a letter
in your column about organ
donations from the father of a
little boy who had been shot to
death while the family vaca-
tioned in Europe. He had
donated his son's organs in the
country where the tragedy
It brought to mind a ques-
tion I have had for years about
organ donation. Is it true that if
you are an organ donor, your
family has to pay to have it
done? - LONNIE IN
answer to your question is
NO. The donor family does
not have to pay anything. This
question has appeared in my
column in years past.
According to the Living Bank
in Houston, the person who
receives the organ is responsi-
ble for the expenses. The
costs are usually covered by
health insurance, including
Medicare and Medicaid. The
amount of insurance coverage
depends on the organ
involved, and the kind of
insurance policy the recipient
* Write Dear Abby at P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.



Page Editor: Chris Bednar, 754-0404


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Food-gift ideas

all about getting

the lead out

Dear Lynne: We are looking for an easy way
out. Our tradition is homemade gifts for
Christmas and Hanukkah, and we love doing
them, but boxes of eight different cookies or
pulling off many loaves of homemade bread is
just too much right now. Could you help us with
some easy and original ideas? Many thanks. -
P.S. Wehavea ANN

list of adventure-
some eaters, so
the wilder the
Elves: I have two
thoughts for you.
First, think what

Rossetto Kasper

you can do in a
single shopping trip with only assembly
required, then think something they've probably
never tasted before that goes together quickly.
For the shopping trip, consider giving an
intriguing ingredient. With all the chefs and food
pros we talk to on the show, we always hear the
same thing - a great ingredient makes the dish.

-Shop and give
Considering this seems to be the year of the
pomegranate, I vote for pomegranate molasses
or syrup. You'll find bottles of this traditional
Middle East condiment at Mediterranean
groceries and specialty food stores for around
$5. Intensely sweet-tart and fruity, it's dynamite
in salad dressing, pan sauces, brushed on
roasted and grilled foods, drizzled over finished
dishes, and wonderful with desserts. Wrap it up,
tie on a card explaining how to use it, and you
are done.
GREEN TEAS - Another shop-and-give idea is
a cup of instant tranquility - that is, green tea
for one in a colorful cup. Pick an exotic green tea
at a local teashop. I like Precious Eyebrows for
the name and the sense of freshness it brings on.
Find tisane cups (the kind with lids and
inserts for steeping loose tea) or mugs at
discount stores. Tuck the tea in the cup with
brewing instructions.

Fast and homemade
For homemade from scratch, walk on the wild
side. Quantities will change depending on the
size of your jars. I taste my way through the
amounts of sugar and Tabasco.
JARS - This compote of dried fruits plumped
in sweet, Tabasco-spiked rum is one of those
transforming condiments. Include a card with
each jar listing ideas how to use it. Serve with
ham, roast pork, smoked meats and roasted root
vegetables, fruitcake, or atop wedges,of sliced
fruits like pineapple, mango or papaya. Spoon it
over vanilla ice cream, panna cotta or white
chocolate mousse. (Believe it or not, chile and
sweet creamy concoctions make heavenly
Start these now because the rum fruits need
at least a week to ripen. As long as the fruit is
covered in rum it will keep for months at cool
room temperature. I store it in the refrigerator
once they are opened.
Assemble mixed dried fruits, white rum,
sugar, salt, Tabasco sauce and attractive jars.
Arrange whole slices of fruit on sides of jars in
attractive patterns. Chop the rest of the fruit into
bite-sized pieces. Fill jars no more than I
three-quarters full (the fruit will expand with the
For every cup of chopped fruit, add about'/4 cup
sugar, a pinch salt and'/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce,
or to taste. Cover the fruit with rum.
Seal, turn jars upside down to blend
ingredients, and store in a dark, cool place until

Dear Lynne: My pizza dough is like lead. I
see TV chefs with these stretchy doughs that
they push around for a few moments and have a
thin crust. I need a sledgehammer to thin mine.
I can't understand it because mine is just yeast,
flour, salt and water. Do you have a recipe like
the ones they use? - Thank you from
Dear Impaired: It's not the recipe, it's the
water. Add more water to your dough and you,
will get that thin crust. Work in a few t-
ablespoons at first to see how the dough reacts.
The other possible problem is how long you
are kneading the dough. To develop maximum
elasticity, you should knead about 10 minutes.
Also, check the nutrition label on your flour
sack. For a quarter-cup of flour, you should have
3 or 4 grams of protein. This protein becomes
stretchy gluten once the flour is blended with
liquid. It is this gluten that gives the dough
elasticity. If you are Using a low-protein flour
(like cake flour or flour especially made for
biscuits), you get less stretch. You want an
unbleached all-purpose or bread flour.

N Lynne Rossetto Kasper hosts The Splendid Table,
Minnesota Public Radio's weekly national show for
people who love to eat.

A Rockin' holiday meal

For Christmas dining,
consider using Rock
Cornish game hens.

For AP Weekly Features
friends and family get together to
savor Christmas and other
holiday occasions a favorite main
course for cooks to consider is a
steaming platter of Rock Cornish
game hens.
So, food lovers often ask: "What
exactly are Cornish hens?"
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture identifies a Rock
Cornish game hen (they use that
terminology in describing the
Cornish hen) as "a young
immature chicken ... weighing not
more than 2 pounds ready-to-cook
weight, which was ... (bred) from
a Cornish chicken or the progeny
of a Cornish chicken crossed with
another breed of chicken."
In 1965, Donald Tyson, founder
of Tyson Foods, bred the Cornish
chicken with the White Rock hen
to create the famous Rock Cornish
game hen so popular today.
These days, Cornish hens are
available in the frozen-food
section of all supermarkets, and
they can often be purchased fresh
at farmers' and upscale markets.
A large Cornish hen will serve
two people; some hosts prefer to
offer the whole hens to carve at
the table as part of the serving
Sharon Tyler Herbst in "The
New Food Lover's Tiptionary"
gives a good news-bad news
description of Cornish hens. "The
good news: Cornish game hens
look elegant and take less time to
cook than a whole chicken. The
bad news: You get less cluck for
your buck - they're more
expensive and have less meat per
pound than a regular chicken,"
she writes.
Herbst's tips for preparing
Cornish hens include pricking the
breast skin in several places so it
does not split when cooking;
brushing the skin with melted
butter, and placing the hens
several inches apart on an oiled
baking sheet for even browning.
"The Best Recipe," a
compilation of extensively tested
recipes and observations from the
editors of Cook's Illustrated
magazine, outlines cooking times
and temperatures to achieve the
moistest and most well-cooked
Cornish hen.
The book's editors recommend
roasting Cornish hens breast-side
down for about 25 minutes at
400 F and then turning the hens
breast-side up for about
25 minutes with the final few
minutes at 450� F for perfect

Cornish hens are tasty, versatile and handy for any size of gathering. A large Cornish hen will serve two people;
some hosts prefer to offer the whole hens to carve up at the table as part of the serving presentation.

The editors say that keeping
the temperature at 4000 F until
the final browning will achieve the
best results, especially with a
quantity of the little chickens.
"As with all poultry, if the hen is
roasted breast side up, the breast
will surely overcook before the
legs and thighs get done," the
book states.
"Getting the birds to brown
properly with such a short stay in
the oven is difficult, too, especially
with six in a pan. If you think a
5000 F oven is the answer, think
again. Six little birds dripping fat
onto an overheated roasting pan
automatically sets off the smoke
alarms. Roasting these birds at
high temperatures also causes
their skin to bubble and blister."
The cookbook recommends
glazing the birds to achieve
beautiful browning.
Joe Dobie and his wife, Jackie,
operate Briarhill Farms in Mount
Hermon, where they raise fresh
Cornish hens and chickens. Joe
Dobie says Cornish hens are
popular for several reasons. "It's a
bird that they crossed to create a
real tremendous breast," he said.
"It's also a good size for two
people. You can split it right down
the middle."
The Dobies offer one piece of
advice for cooking Cornish hens
or any poultry. "Sprinkle a little
sugar on them," Joe Dobie said.
"It's not so much to make a glaze
but for the taste."
Here are some favorite recipes
for Cornish hens that would be
perfect for a holiday dinner party,
a Christmas buffet or a special
family dinner.

Grilled Orange-Glazed
Cornish Hens
Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Tyson Foods

% cup ketchup
'/2 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 Cornish game hens without
giblets, thawed and split
* DIRECTIONS: Mix ketchup,
marmalade, onions and mustard in a
small bowl. Reserve 4 cup of mixture
for basting. Place remaining mixture
in large resealable plastic bag. Add
Cornish hen halves to bag. Turn to
coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or
Preheat grill to medium-high for
indirect cooking. Remove hens from
marinade, discarding leftover
Brush hens with 'A cup reserved
basting mixture. Place on grill, cut
side up, over indirect heat. Cover
and grill for 25 minutes. Turn hens
and brush with '/ cup basting
mixture. Cover and grill for
20 minutes. Turn hens. Brush with
remaining basting mixture. Grill
10 to 20 minutes or until hens are
done (internal temperature 1800 F).

Cornish Hens Alexander
Makes 12 servings. Adapted from a recipe from
Mrs. Robert Slowey in "River Road Recipes"
6 Cornish hens, cleaned and split
in half
Salt and pepper
1 stick butter
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms
'2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
* DIRECTIONS: Rub the hens
inside and out with salt and pepper
and place in refrigerator for several
Melt butter in large baking dish.

Turn each bird over in the butter,
arranging them bone-side-down so
that the halves do not touch each
other. Bake in a preheated 400� F
oven for 45 minutes or longer if
needed to brown the hens.
Remove hens to a warm platter.
Saute mushrooms in drippings until
soft. Add wine, scraping up pan
drippings. Pour over birds. Sprinkle
with chopped parsley.

Fresh Herb Cornish Hens
Makes 12 servings. Recipe from the Junior
League of Denver's "Colorado Collage"

6 Cornish hens, thawed if frozen
Salt, freshly ground black pepper
%3/ cup butter, softened
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
'/ cup snipped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh
2 tablespoons chopped fresh
6 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
3 tablespoons olive oil
* DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to
450� F. Season hens, inside and out,
with salt and pepper, to taste.
In a food processor or blender,
combine butter, parsley, chives,
rosemary, thyme and 2 tablespoons
of the sage. Process to form a paste
and set aside.
With your fingers, carefully
separate skin from breast of each
hen. Spread about 2 tablespoons of
the butter mixture between skin and
breast. Smooth skin back into place
and truss hens.
Rub hens with olive oil and
remaining 4 tablespoons of sage.
Place in roasting pan. Roast for
20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350� F
and roast until juices are clear when
the thickest part of the thigh is
pierced with fork, about 40 minutes.
Baste frequently with pan juices.
Remove to platter.

Colorful tart delivers rich and tasty mouthfuls

The Associated Press
This Gorgonzola cheese tart
with its blackberry-port sauce is
going to make a colorful
statement whenever it's offered.
First off, it's a great appetizer.
It's quite rich, and a small slice is
a perfect hors d'oeuvre or cocktail
nibbler. However, it does need to
be served on a plate, since the
blackberry-port sauce is either
spooned over, or put on the plate
before adding a slice of tart. This
sauce makes a great taste
contrast, the berries' fruitiness
balancing the savory cheese.
The cheese tart could also be
served as an elegant first course
for a holiday dinner.
Equipment note: The recipe
calls for a 17-by-8-inch tart pan,
but you may substitute a standard
9-inch round tart pan (with
removable bottom). And if the
cook is pressed for time, instead
of making the crust from scratch,
a bought frozen crust could be
substituted, and rolled into the
desired size and shape.

Gorgonzola Cheese Tart With
Blackberry-Port Sauce
(Recipe created for AP by the Oregon
Raspberry and Blackberry Commission.
Preparation 2 hours)
1 /4 cups all-purpose flour

This photo provided by the Oregon
Raspberry and Blackberry
Commission shows a Gorgonzola
Cheese Tart With Blackberry-Port
Sauce that's likely to make a
colorful statement whenever it's

/4 stick (6 tablespoons) cold
unsalted butter, cut into '/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons cold vegetable
1/ teaspoon salt
2 to 4 tablespoons ice water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1 cup heavy cream
1 large egg
2 egg yolks
'/4 teaspoon salt
'4 teaspoon black pepper
5 ounces chilled Gorgonzola
cheese, crumbled (1 '/ cups)
For the Blackberry-Port Sauce:

16-ounce bag frozen blackberries,
3 tablespoons sugar
'/2 cup ruby port wine
1 teaspoon salt
Blend flour, butter, shortening and
salt in a bowl with your fingertips or a
pastry blender (or pulse in a food
processor) just until most of mixture
resembles coarse meal with small
(roughly pea-size) butter and
shortening lumps.
Drizzle evenly with 2 tablespoons
ice water and gently stir with a fork
(or pulse in processor) until
incorporated. To test for texture,
squeeze a small amount of dough in
hand: If it doesn't hold together, add
more ice water, '2 tablespoon at a
time, stirring (or pulsing) until just
incorporated, then test again. (If you
overwork mixture, pastry will be
Turn out mixture onto a lightly
floured surface and divide into
4 portions. With heel of your hand,
smear each portion once or twice in
a forward motion. Gather dough
together with scraper and press into
a ball. Flatten into a 5-inch disk. Chill
dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, until
firm, at least 1 hour.
(Dough can be chilled up to 1 day
ahead. Let stand at room
temperature until slightly softened,
about 20 minutes, before rolling out.)
Roll out dough on a lightly floured
surface with a floured rolling pin into

a 17-by-8-inch rectangle and fit into
a 17-by-8-inch tart pan. Trim excess
dough. Lightly prick bottom and
sides all over with fork. Sprinkle
walnuts across crust; press to set
into crust. Chill until firm, about
30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line pastry shell with foil and fill
with pie weights or dry beans. Bake
in middle of oven for 20 minutes,
then carefully remove foil and
weights and bake until golden, 10 to
15 minutes more. Cool shell in pan
20 minutes.
Whisk together cream, whole egg,
yolks, salt and pepper until
combined. Put tart shell (still in pan)
on baking sheet and scatter cheese
evenly in shell. Slowly pour custard
into shell and bake in middle of oven
until golden around edges of filling
and custard is just set, 30 to
35 minutes. Cool tart completely on
a rack.
Cut tart and serve at room
temperature topped with
Blackberry-Port Sauce.
In a medium bowl, mix together
blackberries, sugar, port and salt.
Mash berries lightly with fork, so that
some berry pieces remain. Serve
spooned over tart or ladled under tart
on plate.
Makes 12 to 14 appetizer

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for only the first incorrect insertion, and
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correction and billing adjustments.

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apply for cancellation.

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published errors will be allowed for the first insertion
for that portion of the advertisement which was incor-
rect. Further, the Publisher shall not be liable for any
omission of advertisements ordered to be published,
nor for any general, special or consequential dam-
ages. Advertising language must comply with
Federal, State or local laws regarding the prohibition
of discrimination in employment, housing and public
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Computer Services Services

Virus or Spyware problems? I'll fix
any computer problem, guaranteed.
Call Dave at 352-870-7467.

Concrete Work

Slabs, footings, drives, etc. Licensed
& Insured. Home Owner Discounts.
Call 386-719-9918

Painting Service

N & N: We come from the old
school. Affordable painting &
pressure washing. Since 1952. Save
$100 on all paint jobs by calling:
386-965-0482 or 386-697-6237
Free Estimates.

Nick's Painting & Pressure
Washing. 20 yrs exp. Quality Work,
Free Estimates. Will Meet or Beat
all other Estimates. 386-344-4242
Painting & Handyman Service
Painting, Home Repair, Remodel,
Drywall Repair, & Pressure Wash
Call Mike Lainhart 386-454-7060

Home Improvements

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

Home Maintenance

Grey Wolf Enterprises
Custom Site Built Sheds
& Vinyl siding. Home Maint.
& Improvements All Major Credit
Cards Accepted Call For Estimate

Lawn & Landscape Service

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

Andrews Pressure Washing
Lic. & Insured,
Free Estimates.
Call 386-755-2065
Pressure Washing & Painting.
Free Estimates Earl Goff

Land Services

m 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


Unique Wood, Designs and
Fabrication.Call 386-752-7387 or
email ftc206(

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


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


CASE NO: 05-347-CA
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated November 29, 2005 en-
tered in Civil Case No. 05-347-CA of
the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial
Circuit in and for COLUMBIA County,.
LAKE CITY, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
County Courthouse located at 145 N.
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of
January, 2006 the following described
property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
Dated this 29th day of November, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
by:/s/ J. MARKHAM
Deputy Clerk
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
05-45033 (FM)(NCL)
ACT, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation should contact
COLUMBIA County Courthouse at. 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 7, 14, 2005
Case No.: 05-408-CA
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1720 Adra Court
Las '.'.- Nevada 89102
AS V. LL I.. AS any and all other parties
claiming by, through, under, or against
MANGIONE, or their respective heirs,
administrators and assigns, as well as all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property
herein., described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following property in
Columbia County, Florida, to-wit:
The S 115 ft. of Lot 19, PINE NEE-
629, Page 096, and OR Book 813, Page
842, public records of Columbia County,
(Parcel No. 20-3S-17-05262-000)
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE
J. WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1354,
Bronson Florida 32621, on or before De-
cember 22, 2005, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 15th day of November, 2005.
Clerk of Court
by:/s/ J. MARKHAM
Deputy Clerk
November 23, 30, 2005
December 7, 14, 2005
Case No. 05-467-CA
WINDHAM, his wife,
AS WELL AS any and all other parties
claiming by, through, under, or against
ANTHONY SANCHEZ or his heirs, ad-
ministrators and assigns, as well as all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following property in
Colutmbia County, Florida, to wit:
Lot 169, Unit 18, THREE RIVERS ES-
TATES, Columbia County, Florida.
(Parcel No. 00-00-00-01144-000)
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE
J. WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1354,
Bronson, Florida 32621, on or before
December, 9, 2005 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs' attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 21st day of November 2005.
Clerk of Court
by:/s/J. MARKHAM
Deputy Clerk
November 30, 2005
December 7, 14, 21,.2905


BID NO. 2005-R
Please be advised that Columbia County
desires to accept bids on the above refer-
enced item. Bids will be accepted until
2:00 p.m. on December 28, 2005.
Specifications and bid forms may be ob-
tained by contacting the office of the
Board of County Commissioners, Co-
lumbia County, 135 NE Hernando Ave.
Room 203, Post Office Box 1529 Lake
City, Florida 32056-1529 or by calling
(386) 758-1005. Columbia County re-
serves the right to reject any and/or all
bids and to accept the bid in the Coun-
ty's best interest.
Dated this 7th day of December 2005.
Columbia County Board of County
Commissioners Ronald Williams, Chair-
December 7, 14, 2005

ROAD PROJECT NO. 2004-09 (Phase
2) CR 240 FROM SR 47 TO SR 25
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will be received in the Columbia County
Manager's office until 11:00 A.M. on
January 4, 2006, for Columbia County
Road Project 2004-09, Phase 2. This of-
fice is located on the second floor of the
Courthouse Annex at 135 NE Hernando
Avenue, Room 203, Lake City, Florida
This project consists of improving Coun-
ty Road 240 from SR 47 to SR 25, a dis-
tance of 6.04 miles. Scope of work in-
cludes: clearing and grubbing, grading,
limerock base, reworking existing pave-
ment, limerock base widening, asphaltic
concrete leveling and surface, driveway
paving, borrow, sod, seed and mulch and
incidental items.
The Bid Forms and Construction Speci-
fications may be obtained from the
County Manager's office during normal
working hours (386) 755-4100.
The successful bidder will be required,'to
furnish the County Manager with a per-
formance bond and liability insurance
prior to commencing work.
The Columbia County Commission re-
serves the right to reject any or all bids
and to add to the contract or delete from
the contract to stay within their funding
Ronald Williams, Chairperson
Board of County Commissioners
Columbia County, Florida
December 14, 21, 2005

020 Lost & Found
Lost 12/7/05: White/Gold Anniver-
sary Ring. Reward. 386-752-8806
LOST SOLID Gray Cat. on Nov 22
No Stripes or spots.
West side of Lake City. Reward!!

060 Services

Mobile Auto Detailing at your home
or office;, Complete Details starting
at $55.00 Call 386-623-1052

DRI: OTR Flatbed
Are You Headed In
The Right Direction???

Benefits - Money & Miles
$2000 Sign-On Bonus
Entry Level Training
Lease/Purchase Available
Owner Operators Welcome

100 Job
100 Opportunities '

You Too Can Sell Real Estate!
Call 386-466-1104

Full time & Part time, must have a
clean driving record,
must be at least 25 yrs. of age.
Call 386-623-5256


Sign On Bonus thru Dec.
* Top pay-up to .40 cpm w/5 yrs
- Guaranteed Hometime
* Health & Disability Ins. Avail.
*Life & Dental Ins. Provided
*401K available
* 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!

Construction Estmator/
Project Manager
Gen. Contractor of Commercial
Construction has immediate
opening for Est/Proj Mgr. Min.
Requirements: 3yrs exp as
Est/Proj Mgr; Exp w/Timberline
Estimating or similar software.
Have estimated jobs in $3 mil
plus range. Complete resume
required with past salary, desired
salary & list of prof. references.
Competitive salary, GRP Ins
avail, paid vac & hol. Send
resume and letter of interest to:
Human resources; P.O. Box 307,
Valdosta, GA 31603

Drivers: 10 Needed
Atlanta to North/Central FL
100% Owner Operators
Home Weekly
98% No Tarp Loads
Free Base/Permits
PAID Cargo/Liability
1 year flatbed exp. Req.
Lease purchase available
Call Faye @ 800-325-4436
Or Vince @
1-888-522-5046 Ext 3220

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04500 113
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

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

Wanted: Professional Company
looking for an Experienced Office
Assistant. Applicant must fulfill a
multi-tasked position of Assistant
to Management, to include
Secretarial, light Bookkeeping,
and other various duties. The
candidate for this position will
hold very good people, telephone,
and computer skills, and overall
professional etiquette. Pay
$20,000. + According to skills
and ability. Interested qualified
candidates need to reply to:
Management Assistant, at P.O.
Box 3566, Lake City, FL 32056.

Connect With Some Extra Cash
During Your Winter Break!

ClientLogic is Hiring
, b Temporary Call
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

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100 OOpportunities
0450085 I
Warehouse Assistant Needed
Quest Aviation, Inc. is seeking an
honest, hard working, full time
employee for our shipping &
receiving department. Must have
some computer skills and
possess an attention to details.
Pay ranging from $8 to $10 per
hour depending on qualifications.
Please fax resume to
386-961-8200 or email to

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

Current Certified Diesel Technician $25.00 Flat Rate Hour
Current Certified Master Technician $20.00 Flat Rate Hour
A.S.E. Certified Technicians with Verifiable References
Compensation Commensurate with Experience
We offer paid vacation 401K with matching percentage
Health, Life, and Dental Insurance.
Uniforms provided. We are a family run store.
Non-corporate environment.
Confidential interview via e-mail, Fax, or in person.
Contact Rick Bader at Walts Live Oak Ford Mercury
Phone 1-800-814-0609 * Fax 1-386-362-3541 or e-mail at



Sales People Needed

* Good pay structure
* Brand new facility
* Insurance & 401k
* Great organization
or apply in person at
15000 Hwy 301 S. * Starke, FL



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

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Advertise It Here!

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

10 DYF'3

2002 Sportster
Harley Davidson
S1956 Miles,
Road Loaders, Helmet
Very Good Condition
Cell: 386-867-2382
Home: 386-755-6088

2001 Jeep
Cherokee Sport
Gray, fully loaded,
good shape.

1992 Cadillac STC
*4,450 OBO
White, V8, all power, fully
loaded, 119K mi, runs great,
looks new. See at Alterations,
758 E. Duval St., Lake City, FI
Leave message

2002 Yamaha Big
Bear 400
$3,000 Firm
With utility trailer.
. Call





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Travel Country RV Center,
a growing multi location
dealership is looking for
experienced automotive or RV
Technicians to join their winning
team. Candidate should have own
tools and be self starter. Excellent
pay plan and benefits packages
for the right people. Apply in
person at Travel Country RV
Center, 530 SW Florida Gateway
Dr., Lake City, FL 32024

A/C Service Technician
Needed.Must have Driver
License. Will pay well
for productivity. (386) 752-8558



100. Job
1 Opportunities

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

Employment Opportunity
Columbia County
Columbia County is accepting
applications for General Laborer.
Min. Experience: Completion of
the eighth grade & one-year
experience performing manual
labor; or combination of training
& experience. Salary: $6.75 per
hr. plus benefits. Successful
applicants must pass
pre-employment physical and
drug screening. Applications may
be obtained online at
or the Human Resources Office,
Board of County Commissioners,
135 NE Hemando, #203, Lake
City, FL 32056, (386)758-2123,
TDD 758-2139.
Deadline: 12/23/05.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

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

Your Own Boss & Secure
Your Financial Future. Work at
home during the hours that suit
you. For info call 386-752-9983

3FT Bookkeeper
Advent Christian Village
Two FT Positions
position in Finance. Accounting
experience and some post
secondary education preferred.
PC experience required.
Must be detail oriented.
Payroll Specialist
HS'Diploma or equivalent
required. PC experience required.
Must be detail oriented.
Benefits include health, dental,
life, disability, 403B, AFLAC
supplemental policies; access to
onsite daycare & fitness facilities
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace
Criminal Background
Checks Required
Apply in person at:
ACV Personnel Department
Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village
Hall, 10680 CR 136,
Dowling Park, FL
or fax resume to:
386-658-5160: or visit

Immediate Job Openings.
Six months or more experience
required. We offer competitive
compensation plan. Excellent'
fringe benefit package, which
includes paid vacation, holidays,
group health insurance, and a
401K Plan. Some hand tools
required. Please apply in person
at Hunter Marine on Highway
441 ihAlachua, FL., for
the following jobs:
Autobody Technician
Spray Painter-Night Shift
Furniture Installer

Lake City's Finest Hotel
is looking for the following
Front Desk Representative
Applicant must be mature and
seeking long-term employment.
Ready to offer exceptional
service. Hotel experience
preferred, excellent working
environment, competitive pay.
Must work well with others and

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Employment Opportunity
Columbia County
Columbia County is accepting
applications for
County Engineer. A highly
responsible, administrative,
technical, & planning &
professional work in directing the
engineering activities of the
County. Minimum Experience:
Graduation from an accredited
college or university with a
degree in Civil or Public Works
Engineering and must be
registered as a professional
engineer in the State of Florida
with extensive experience in
roadway design, construction,
maintenance & drainage.
Columbia County residency
required within six months of date
of employment. Salary is $31.25 -
$45.68 per hour plus benefits.
Successful applicant must pass
pre-employment physical & drug
screening. Applications may be
obtained at the Human Resources
Office, Board of County
Commissioners, 135 NE
Hernando, Suite 203, Lake City,
FL 32055, or online at
(386)758-2123, TDD (386)758-
2139. Applications must be
received on or before 12/30/05
or until position is filled.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

Employment Opportunity
Columbia County
Columbia County is accepting
applications for a Librarian II.
This is full-time professional
library work coordinating and
conducting services and activities
in the Reference area. Minimum
training: MLS or equivalent from
an American Library Association
accredited University plus two
years of library experience. A
comparable amount of training,
education or experience may be
substituted for the above
minimum qualification. Valid FL
Drivers License required. Salary
range is $11.85- $19.00 per hour
plus benefits. Successful applicant
must pass pre-employment
physical & drug screening.
Applications may be obtained at
the Human Resources Office,
Board of County Commissioners,
135 NE Hemando Ave., Lake
City, Fl 32055, or online at
(386) 758-2123, TDD (386)758-
2139. Review of applications
will begin on 12/30/05 and
continue until the position is
filled. Columbia County is an
AA/EEO/ADA/VP employer.

100 Job
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$1000 SIGN-ON
Dedicated South & SE Runs
High Miles, Weekends at Home
6 months OTR. w/Hazmat req.
For More Info Call


Earn $1000 + WEEKLY

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Excellent Longhaul Runs
Competitive Hometime
* Your Choice: Mileage
or Percentage pay
800-247-2862 ext. 1
No CDL? We can help!
Call 800-247-2862 ext. 3
$ $ $ $
A/C TECH $14-18/hir
Need 5 yr AC exp, completion of
AC school, own tools.
**Choose 4 days @ 10hrs/wk or
5 days @ 8hrs/wk sched.
Smoke/drug free only. Fax resume
to 352-377-2069 or apply at
1231 SW 3rd Ave Gainesville.
Administrative Assistant
Org. Excel, MS Word, Quick
Books, and Multi-task for fast paced
Medical office. Must be dependable,
efficient. Resume to:
Administrator, PO Box 489,
Lake City, Florida 32056
Bookkeeper Needed
F/T position. Quickbooks
experience required.
Call 386-752-8558
CHILD CARE worker for M/F
6AM to 6PM 40 hour shifts, must
have clean background check. CDA
Applicants preferred. Call 719-2227
or stop by 149 SE Lochlynn Ter, &
pick up an application.


Maintenance F/T, 8-5. Experience
in basic maintenance skills
essential. Must be dependable &
seeking long term employment.
Only serious applicants who have
good employment history apply.
Apply at:
Country Inn and Suites, Florida
Gateway Dr. 1-75 & Hwy 90.
Excellent working environment,
competitive pay, benefits includes.
vacation & holiday.
Delivery Route Driver/warehouse
person needed, F/T position. Class
B license a must. Salary plus Health
& Dental. 401K programs avail.
Call 386-754-556.1
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Classified Department: 755-5440

2006 Cadillac DTS,
STK#6C1 50

S'499"per mo.S
"36 months lease w 10K per year,, plus laves 12,553 due at signing

2006 Pontiac G6 v
f"yles, Entr-


J. 05 Pontiac Sunfirev
Brand New Closeout Price :', ."2 MW

'14,077 '

2005 Pontiac Granc
ie ,o Brand New Closeout Price

'19,257" 37 .

Hopkins 1518 Hwy 90 West * Lake City
-- 1-800-881-6862 * 386-752-5050
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100 Job
1 Opportunities
CDL & Mobile Home Delivery
Experience. Call 386-364-1340.
Ask for Billy.
Electricians & Helpers
For residential & commercial work.
Top Pay & Benefits
Call 386-752-5488
Comm & Resi, SIGN-ON-BONUS.
.Call for Interview 1-888-483-8823
or 352-237-8821. EOE/DFWP
Aircraft Mechanic. No experience
required. Great Pay & Benefits.
Call 800-331-2411
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
FT Food Service Workers for
correctional setting. Benefits after
90 days. 401K, Stock Bonus,
Vacation. No criminal record. Food
Service Experience helpful. Apply
in person @ CCA Lake City CI.
386-755-3379 ext 2251
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.
One Year Warranty included.
Call 352-317-1323 or 352-338-2890
Growing Food Service Distributor
is seeking aggressive minded
Outside Sales Professional to
develop a Lake City/Gainesville
Territory. Exp preferred.
Unlimited earnings potential,
Fax resume to: 904-356-0772
HAIR STYLIST: Creative Images
is seeking 1 F/T stylist. 2 yrs min.
exp. Commission base pay. Located
in Lake City Mall. High Walk in
Traffic. 386-758-6850
Exp. Roofer needed for Shingles &
Metal. DL & Trans Necessary. Lots
of Work, Top Pay! 386-754-2877
RV Store in
ALL Departments!
Call 386-758-8661
Position available locally. General
production. Good work ethic and
attitude a must. Starting pay $9.75
per hour with many benefits and
401K'package. Send resumie to PO"
Dra-wer 20927, Lake City, FL 3.2056


1518 Hwy 90 West, Lake City

1-800-881-6862 * 386-752-5050

be flexilbe to work any days and
any shift. Only serious applicants
who have long term employment
history (more than one year)
need apply. Good pay with
some benefits..
Apply in -person at:
Hampton Inn
414 Florida Gateway Blvd.
'at US 90 and 1-75, exit 427,
Behind Econo Lodge


24 Hours A Day! WAS IS

03 Ford Taurus Gold, 62K ..........11495 ...... 8,995

04 Chevy Trailblazer ............187495 .... $15,995

04 Chevy Monte Carlo 51K....:37995 ....110,995

05 Chevy Cavalier 26 to choose . .S ....$10,995

05 Mercury Gr. Marquis......4 8799 .... $16,995

03 Nissan Senta .................... 4249 ...... $9,995

03 Pontiac Montana beige, 54K ..$14 95 ....$11,995

05 Pontiac Sunfire Red, 8K ........2995 ....10,995

04 Toyota Camry....................$97495 .... $16,495

05 Pontiac Grand Prix .......... t-7995 .... 13,995

05 Buick Century White, 28K ... .15,395 .... 11,995

02 Ford Ranger XLT AC, Power, 4 ,995 ....$12,995

00 Cadillac Eldorado, v-8, Black $-7,995 .... $13,995

03 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 40K1-77995 .... .14,995

05 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr, Sedan.$7,995 ..14,995

05 M azda 3..........................7... ,995 ... .$14,995

05 Pontiac Montana Choice of 2 $97895 .... $16,995

05 Pontiac Grand AM ..........14495 ....$11,995

03 Nissan Xterra ....................67995 .... 14,995

01 Chevy Silverado Gold ........ *799 ....17,995

04 Nissan Quest Blue, 27K ........ 217995 ... .17,995

02 Chevy Avalanche 72K ...... $217995 .... $18,995

04 GMC Sierra 2500 44K ........$237995 ....$20,995

04 Cadillac CTS V low miles ....$36,995 .... 33,995

03 Chevy Tahoe SLT Leather....*25,295 .... $21,995

05 Chevy Silverado ..............-2799 ....21,995

03 Honda Pilot silver, 47K.......... $67198 ....$22,995

04 F250 Super Duty Loaded ....9$7995 .... 28,995
*Take anyone of these home after $1500 cash or trade. WAC $89.50 handling & admn. fee.



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1 Opportunities
delivery drivers. Must have car
w/insurance & 2 yrs. driving exp.
Flex schedule. F/T & PfT avail.
Earn $8. - $15./ hour. Apply in
person at 857 SW Main Blvd.
Driver-Dedicated Regional
+65% Preloaded/Pretarped
*Avg. $818 - $896/week
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd. 877-428-5627

Part-Time, for Small Local
Business. 386-752-0987

1 00Opportunities
Local Mortgage Company
Looking for dependable employee
for entry level office duties. Mon-
Fri, op)poruLnities for advancement.
Willing to train the right individual.
Please fax resume with references to

Builder now accepting application.
Seeking qualified individual with
framing, interior, exterior or roofing
experience. Mail resumes to:
2109 US Hwy 90 West,
Suite 170-PMB225
Lake City, FL 32055

Heavy Haul,Class A CDL,
2 week turnaround,good pay,
Call Southern Specialized,LLC

100 Job
0 Opportunities
mers, Drywall Finishers, Tools and
Transportation required.
(386) 431-1044
Ramada Limited is looking for
experienced Night Auditor.
Apply in person at 3340 W. US
Hwy 90. Lake City or
Call 386-752-6262.
Repo Agents & Client Reps
needed for local company.
Good Pay, Benefits available.
For more details call 386-752-2850
is looking for a stylist to join our
team. Please call Brenda 386-
758-7791 at Country Club Plaza.
Short Term & Long Term
Temp to Perm
Many different positions available!!
Call Wal-Staf Personnel
386-755-1991 or 386-755-7911

100 J0ob
100 Opportunities

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

Manufactured Home sales. Business
degree a plus, Will train right
person. Call 386-364-1340.
Ask for Mr. Selph or Mr. Corbet

1 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

1 Medical
120 Employment

Is currently seeking qualified
applicants for a Full Tima
position. Must be Registered with
the American Registry of
Radiologic Technology program,
Current State of Florida license as
general Radiographer. Current
BLS certification, 2 years MRI
experience required.
Shands offers great benefits and
competitive salary. Apply on-line
today at or call
Bonnie Price, Human Resources
386-754-8147. EOE/MF/D/V
Drug Free Work Place


Residential, Acreage & Commercial



Income! Income! & More Income! -
Nice MH park w/7 existing homes &
room for more. Enough land included
for 10 more units. $375,000.
Call Charles Peeler

3/2 1999 DWMH is on 5 secured
fenced acres. Quality thru-out prop-
erty manicured w/secruity system.
$179,000, MLS#47908.

QjllU2, Jackie Taylor & Associates
. I 386-697-1721


West Suwannee County 10 dry acres
& 1790 sf. mobile. Built 1997. One
acre, balance wooded. $134,900.
Call Bill Colter


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Deer Meadows - 5 acres cleared, fast
growing rural, scenic developing.
$70,000. Call Shirley Hitson


IN 3s86) 497-3305

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39.5 Fenced and cross fenced acres.
Horse ranch, 2/2 home, fully remod-
eled. 8 stall barn, tack & feed room
with apt. $900,000, MLS#48453.

/A AKI '� Professionals, Inc
V 386-647-6344

Very Spacious Home on 10 Acres!
4BR/2.5BA, 2922 sf., great room, new
tile & carpet. FR, LR, rec rm & study!
MLS#47284, $335,000. Brett Deutsch


(386) 497-3305

2/2 Renovated CBS Home is on a
canal to the Santa Fe River. Garage.
MLS#46578, $239,000.


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12.3 Heavily Wooded Acres of US 21.
High & Dry. Secluded and private.
$170,000, MLS#45519. ..

R / e Professionals, Inc

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RhTrhous 3/2 on he Lh25 Aroohee -
2BR/2BA,d ceiling with open s, less than
1/4 mile from boat ramp! MLS#46668
$140,000. Brett Deutsch

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This 3/2 DWMH on 1.25 Acre is a
beautiful property. 1512 sq. ft. vault-
ed ceiling with open floor plan.
MLS#46324, $95,000. Todd Bowers



Beautiful Country Home on 10 Acres.
Paved drive. 5BR/3.5BA, lge rooms;
country kitchen, screened back
porch, deck, detached 3 car garage
pond w/dock.& fencing. MLS$47993,
$649,900. Ask for Elaine K. Tolar


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Beautiful Brick...3/2.5, great room,
dining room, Ige. rec. room, w/over
2500 sf. in one of the most prestigious
SD in Live Oak. MLS#47480, $315,000
For more details call Kellie Shirah


Elegant New Home...In Savannah
Plantation w/over 2000 sf., eat in
kitchen w/dining area, living rm. w/
stone fireplace, Irg. mstr. suite & 2 car
garage .on 1 acre. MLS#43658,
$220,000. Call Kellie Shirah

.3/2f i'Floiida Room ... . I ..:
Back hakf fenced for horses, large
pond, pole barn, large wk. shop,
enclosed bar-b-que kitchen.
$165,000. MLS#48287

8' 386-752-3300

3 Lot 5 Mobile Home Investment
property. This park has had a 0%
vacancy rate. Immediate cash flow.
MLS#47078, $169,900. Todd Bowers


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Spacious - 3/2, 2535 sf. country home
has beautiful Mexican tile, Irg custom
kitchen, spa, wrap around porch, car-
port & Irg pole barn all on 34 acres.
MLS#47396, $595,000.
Call Kellie Shirah


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Now This Is Country Living! 3/2 on 5
acres. Screened back porch. New roof
in 2003, new "Train" heat pump Sept.
Z005. Pecan trees. 2 water heaters, 2
wells, & 2 septics. MLS#47878,
$289,900. Call Kimberly Wynne

River Front buildable parcel 200'
river frontage, Aerobic system, well
and power. 2002 5th wheel.
MLS#47538, $210,000.

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Great Corner .Lot, corner of
McFarlane and Baya Ave. 3/1 con-
crete block home on .124 acre.
MLS#45818, $145,000. Call Mitchell

Happy Jack - Several 10 acre lots avail-
.able in Southwest Est. partly wood-
ed/pasture. MH allowed. $125K.
Call Shirley Hitson

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This 3/2 Home is in the middle of
Lake City! Zoned RO and next to the
Chamber of Commerce. $92,000,
MLS#48504. Call Today! Todd Bowers


Ctnluiy,, Jackie Taylor k Associates
--21 386-697-1721

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Two Wooded Building Lots 3 1/2
miles west of town, just off paved rd'
Nearly an acre each. $29,000 per lot.
Call Bill Colter


Country Estate w/Development
Potential Excellent location, close to
town. 3850sf., 4BR/3BA, Ige. rooms,
open & spacious floor plan, too many
extras to list. 12.42 acres, in-ground
pool, barn.
Elaine K. Tolar 755-6488 or
Lori Giebeig Simpson 752-2874


Listed on Historical Homes Registry - High
profile location in White Springs, 3/2, 1694
sf. 2 porches, 2 fireplaces, lots of original fea-
tures from 1918 construction. $275,000.
Call Nell or Hansel Holton

4/2 2000 DWMH is on 5.7 acres, cor-
ner lot, fully handicap accessible.
Shed has power & water. $149,900

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Like New 4/2 1,836 sq. ft. DW with
walk in closets & garden tub. Yard is
fenced, workshop included.
MLS#48186, $125,000. Todd Bowers



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5 Acres with scattered trees and
improved pasture. Fenced, small
shelter on a cul-de-sac. MLS#46945,

R Professionals, Inc
W/AIW 386-647-6344

Great for Divers! - 1.26 acres just down
the road from Peacock Springs.
Electricity very close to property.
Wooded with some gorgeous old trees.
MLS#46799, $27,000. Brett Deutsch


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Quality Built for comfort brand new
river front home! Porch deck & dock.
Outstanding river view. MLS#47537,


NE A E i: t-ll l H,.,m I " L;.-- F a l':L, l( '
3BR/2.5BA, ceramic tile in living areas,
unusual interior Architectural features
w/indirect lighting, beautiful custom cabi-
nets, hard surface counter tops, office/den,
stainless appliances, whirlpool in MB, sod-
ded lawn, deep well, gutters, workshop
w/ele. MLS#49160, $269,900.
For more info call Don or Sherry Ratliff


Brand New Home...Spacious living
area, 3BR/2BA + small "bonus room",
breakfast bar, Irg. covered front porch
& 2 car garage on .82 acres.
MLS#43657, $189,500.
Call Kellie Shirah

Lake Jeffery Hwy - 3/2 Older home
w/lots of country charm. Sunrm
w/double-hung wrap around win-
dows & tongue & groove pine walls &
$3K allowance for carpet. $149,900.
Call Debbie King


Country Living! 1.69 acres just south
of Lake City. 3/1, 1196 sq. ft. home
with big oaks. A must see!
MLS#46350, $103,900. Todd Bowers


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lnr c'im i.lln PrLp lrl. I',ili.l ,,,111
triplex, great residential location on
paved road. Only minutes from Lake
City. $75,000 X 7 lots.
Call Shirley Hitson


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Investors! 40-56 Acre Tracts on CR
158 near the new jai-Alai stadium in
Hamilton county. $247,623 - $448,088.
Call Patti Taylor



100 ACRES MOL that can be subdi-
vided. Paved road, cleared & fenced.
Mobile homes allowed. $900,000.
Call Charles Peeler



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Daisy Rd. 4/2 MH 2032 sqft. Nice high
& dry 20 acres of pasture w/about 1
acre wooded w/home. Storage bldg.,
horse stalls & above ground pool.
$280,000. Call Charles Peeler


Suwannee County - Intersection of
CR 137 & CR 252. Nice 2.83 acres cur-
rently res., could be zoned commer-
cial neighborhood. Highway frontage.
$199,000. Call Cheryl or Bob Sellers


(386) 497-3305

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(386) 497-3305

3/2 DWMH is on 5.fenced acres.
Newer roof, A/C & well. Rolling ter-
rain, great location to Gainesville.
$100,000, MLS#46189.

(386) 497-3305

Pinemount Meadows - great location
for your dream home. Several lots to
choose from. Private area, MH
allowed. Call Shirley Hitson



[4 9 /-'W, 111 - L ,- "1 iI i i"- nI- . I dltl l
fully landscaped acre close to town,
just off paved road. Very private.
MLS#47080, $73,500. Brett Deutsch


Suwannee County- 2 - 5.5 acres of
nicely wooded land. Private & seclud-
ed. Price range $44,500 - $99,000. Call
Teres Spradley

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Classified Department: 755-5440

120 Medical
120 Employment


We have immediate positions
available for the following:
a RNs
Case Manager
Health Coordinator
i� Respiratory Therapist
* Nuc Med Tech
Rad Tech
i US Tech
Sleep Lab Coordinator
Sleep Lab Tech
� Inquire about our sign-on
bonus plan!
We offer a generous benefit
package that includes health,
dental, life insurance, vision,
stock purchase plan, 401 (k),
retirement, paid time off
and many more!
For more information
and to apply:
Call: (386) 719-9020
Fax: (386) 719-9028
Or online:

04500849 ,
Following positions open:
1. LPNs/RNs-all shifts; top pay.
2. Consultant Dietitian-perform
assessments, patient/family
education, monitoring of
performance improvement.
Per diem; approx. 6-12 hrs/wk
Must be RD or RD eligible.
3. PR LabTech
Call 792-7204 or fax 792-2084.

The following positions are
currently available And we are
seeking qualified applicants
RN Per Diem Pool
$26.00 per hour
plus shift differential
For more information contact
Human Resources at:
Apply in person at:
368 NE Franklin St, Lake City,
Florida 32055, or visit our
web site at
Drug Free Workplace

Social Services
Admissions Director

Baya Pointe seeks Social Services
/Admissions Director for our 60
bed facility. Req. include BSW or
degree in human svcs field, one
year exp. in a long term care
facility, MDS/Care plan exp. and
computer proficiency.
Competitive benefits and salary.
Come join our team! Interested
applicants may fax resume to
386-752-7337 Attn: Candi Kish,
or apply in person at the facility:
Baya Pointe Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center
587 SE Ermine Ave,
Lake City, Fl 32025

7 a.m.-3 p. m. Full Time,
w/Insurance & Benefits.
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E Helvenston Center
Live Oak, FL 32064
FRONT DESK for Diagnostics
Center, Medical office experience
required. Computer Knowledge
required, Multi-tasker with out
going personality. Attractive salary
with benefits. Fax 352-861-4611 or
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
Receptionist - Medical Office
Fast Paced, Must be friendly,
S dependable, accurate, computers,
multi-task, great with people. Send
resumes to: Administrator
S P.O. Box 489, Lake City, FL 32056

170 Business

S60 Vending Machines
You Ok Locations. All for $10,995
800-234-6982 AIN#B02002039

240 Schools &
2 Education

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to
wait? Express Training Services of
Gainesville is now offering our
quality CNA exam Prep classes.
Day/Eve classes. Class for 1 week,
certification test the next week.
Class size is limited. Next class
1/09/06. Call 386-755-4401


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310 Pets & Supplies
AKC ENGLISH Bull Dog Puppy.
Health Cert., Ready Now.
Call 386-867-4810
FOR SALE: Registered American
Blue Pitt Bull Terrier. Parents on
premises. Health Cert. $600.
Call 386-364-4777
Great Christmas Gift!
Male Miniture Schnauzer, 20 mths
old. CKC Registered, black. $350.
Call 386-689-2714
Great Dane Puppies.
Taking deposits. Parents on
premises. Cash only.
Call 386-935-0564
LOST SOLID Gray Cat. on Nov 22
No Stripes or Spots
West side of Lake City. Reward!!
AKC Red, Health Cert.
Cute & Cuddly. $350.
Call 386-776-2233

402 Appliances
2001 KENMORE Washer.
Runs & Looks good.
Call 386-497-3987
White with Black Oven Door.
Less than 5 years old. $150.00
Call 386-454-8054
FOR SALE Refrigerator.
Good Condition. $110.00
Call 386-752-7154

20.8CF. Ice maker, Like New,
Less than 5 yrs old $300.00.

406 Collectibles
Brand new never used Brad Paisley
STime Well Wasted Tour Jacket XL.
Wool w/leather sleeves. Autograph-
ed left sleeve. $250.- 386-689-2714

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 LAZY Boy Recliner Rockers,
$200 each or both for $350.00.
Call 386-658-1231

6 SOLID Oalk Dininrg Roomn Chair
Pecan Finish w/arms.
Call 386-755-0753
ALMOST NEW Bedroom set.
2 night stands, dresser with mirror,
chest of drawers. $1,500.
Call 386-755-7804
Coffee Table For Sale.
Traditional Square with glass top.
$50 OBO.

409 Jewelry
GUYS, DO you plan to pop the
question at Christmas? Are you
looking for that perfect engagement
ring? I have a beautiful 1.01 carat
diamond engagement ring that
recently appraised for $6,395, will
sale for $5,000 OBO. Make me an
offer I can't refuse. 386-719-8941

416 Sporting Goods
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
Sportcraft Treadmill
TX400. Excellent Condition.
lyr old. $200 cash
Call 386-758-9686

419 TV-Radio &

RCA 7" Portable
DVD/CD/MP3 Player
Brand New. $250.
Call 386-689-2714

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

430 Garage Sales
Wed-Sat: 755-0692
Indoors/Outdoors. Fresh laundered
Winter clothes. New Christmas gifts
& misc.,W/D 1987 Ford P/U. 8-?
3 blocks behind KC's Produce

440 Miscellaneous

Brand New Gun Cabinets. Hold 8
guns with lock door & lock
storage for ammunition. Still in
shipping boxes from factory.
While they last $100.00 Each.
Call 386-719-4840

FOR $500 FIRM. 386-397-3620
FOR SELL: 2 Computer Chairs,
Exercise Bike, & Electric Treadmill.
Excellent con. All items $400.00,
Will sell separately. 386-719-3867
Please call after 6:00 p.m.

440 Miscellaneous
HOT TUB - $1,795. LOADED!
Never used. Waterfall, therapy jets,
LED lights, cupholders, I10v
energy efficient. With warranty.
Can deliver 352-376-1600

4 0 Good Things
450 to Eat
Pies For Any Occasion
Variety of Flavors
Call New # 386-288-3723
Beans. Blanched & Frozen. 101bs
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
Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
2BR/1BA HOUSE. No Pets!
On Hwy 441S. $500 per month &
$200 security deposit.
386-752-9898 or 365-5235

Clean 14X70 2BR/2BA in
Quite Country Park. No Pets
$450 mo., plus Deposit & Ref. Req.
Call 386-758-2280

IN PARK Mobile Homes for Rent
2BR/2BA 1st & sec. required.
Applications & references required.

Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
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 386-397-4960
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
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5% Down, With a 750 Beacon.
Will Finance.
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Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
CASH DEALS. We Love Em! We
will give you the very best pricing
in North Florida on new or used
manufactured homes! 800-769-0952
FOR SALE Moblie Home's
on land in Columbia & Union
County. Owner Financing available
with 10% down. Call 386-623-2494
FSBO: BLANE Estates Beautiful
4BR/2BA, 2,300 sq ft MH.
1 acre lot. $108,000.
Contact number 850-251-1731
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60n Mobile Home
650 & Land
1981 3/2 24X60 On 1/2 acre.
Owner Financing. 47S to King Rd
to Precision Loop 386-867-0048
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1998 24X48 3/2 on small lot
1903 SW Judy Glen
Call 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 Doug 386-288-2617
Brand New 2280 Sqft 4/2
w/ concrete foundation, driveway &
walk, deck & more. $134,900.
Close in. Gary Hamilton
Call 386-758-6755
Clean 1560 sf 3/2 1993 DW, private
wooded acre, all lino, deck, new
metal roof. $63,900. Cash Only
Call 386-961-9181
FSBO Like New 3/2 Singlewide
on 1/2 acre in quiet neighborhood
close to town. Owner will finance.
Call 386-754-8436

Mobile Home
650 & Land
Handyman Special
3/2 DWMH on Gorgeous Oak
Shaded 5 acres, Owner Financing.
Zero down, $1,285 mth. $125K.
Call 352-215-1018
3BR/2BA DW on I acre corner lot.
Beautiful trees. $84,900.
Call 386-755-2065
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705 Rooms for Rent
Weekly Rooms For Rent
Refridgerator, microwave,
cable & local calls
For more info call 386-755-6300
Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
All very nice.
Convenient location.
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1, 2, and 3 BR include MW, DW,
pool, fitness center and more.
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today 386-758-8455
Apartment with garage. 5 min. from
Timco & downtown.
386-755-4590 or 386-365-5150
2BR/1BA w/ Garage
$700 + Sec. Pets w/fee.
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710 For Rent
Newly Renovated, 2 Bedrooms
Starting at $600/mth.
Plus security. Pets allowed w/fee.
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2 miles So Hwy 47
$900/mo 386-755-4050
or 386-752-2828
2br/2ba Home w fenced yard.
Appliances, private. Clean. No Pets.
$550/mth. 1st, last & damage.
Call 386-497-3016
3 BR/1.5 BA, 1200 sqft.
Storage shed & lawn martin inc.
No Pets. $800 mth. 1st, last, & $500
Sec/dep required. 386-755-3633
3/1.5 near town, CH/A, W/D
Hook-ups, 4 person max. no pets,
clean, $600/mth, 1st, last & sec.
Call 386-397-3568
3BR/2BA Brick Home Near VA
Large fenced yard w/washer &
dryer, stove, refrig, lawn, maint., &
garbage p/up included. $850 mth,
1st, last & Sec/Dep. req. Call
Richard, Licensed Real Estate
Agent Call 386-867-1414
4BR/2BA on 2 acres
w/garage & utility room.
$1000/mth, Dep & Ref. required.
397-3500 or 755-2235 or 752-9144
Duplex For Lease: 2BR/IBA
w/garage, remodeled. CH/A, W/D
Hook Up & Dishwasher.
$590 mo, $600 dep. SE Hanover P1.
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HOMES FROM $199/mo.
4% Down, 30 years at 5.5%
1-3br Foreclosures! For listings
1-800-749-8124 ext. F388
NEW 3BR/2BA home on 5 ac.
w/ 20x30 shop. 1 mi. from
Sandy Point. $ plus last &
security. 386-365-3865
750 Business &
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Historic Henderson House
Office/Retail 3000 total sqft.
$1,875/mnthly. 207 S. Marion Ave.
386-867-0048 or 386-752-7951
Medical Office Space for Rent
in Live Oak. Office has 2,10 sqft, 2
waiting areas & 8 exam rooms.
Lease for $1,850 mth. Contact
Poole Realty 386-209-1766
New Office Space For lease
with Baya frontage
900 sqft $750 mth
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Warehouse in good neighborhood.
Great Location!
Must See!$850 mth
Call Lea 386-752-9626
Warehouse: 2 Offices for Lease.
Cannon Creek Industrial Park.
$800/mth per office space

805 Lots for Sale
1 ACRE Lot in Beautiful Kimberly
Oaks Subdivision. Heavily treed.
Cul-de-sac. $69,500. Owner
finance. Call 386-418-0108
3.64 Acres $50,000
50% Down with terms
1/2 mile north of Lake City
Call 386-965-5563

Live Oak: 17+ Beautiful Acreage,
private country living. Fenced, elec.,
phone, well, cncret slab, 289' front-
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worth of all the
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$12,000! 3BR/2BA
FOR LISTINGS 800-749-8124
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3BR/1BA HOUSE You move.
Off Branford Hwy &
Bascom Norris Dr. $8,000
386-752-2404 leave a message.
No calls after 8:45 p.m.

3BR/2BA, 1,380 sq ft. (Heated)
Will not last at this price, $149,900
Call 386-754-5678

820 Farms &
5 Acres in Ft. White. Hwy 18 Rd
Frontage, wooded w/well & septic.
Partially fenced. Great private
homesite. Call 910-425-8745
Columbia City Area
5 ac.wooded homesite
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Cash buyer- quick closing.
Please call 386-755-7541
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Owner Financing. 386-754-7529
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$1.7 M, Serious inquiries only

920 Auto Parts
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Was on a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
New $198.00, selling for $125.00.
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940 Trucks
1994 CHEVY S-10,
Black,with Bed liner. Runs good.
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950 Cars for Sale
*Hondas from $500*
Police Impounds!
For listings call
1-800-749-8116 ext A760
1994 Mitsubishi Galant LS
MUST sell for payoff.
$1,200 OBO
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950 Cars for Sale
1954 Chevrolet
4 door, driveable, needs restoring.
$2,100 firm
Call 386-752-0013
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royal
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TODAY IN SPORTS Fort White boys win 81-47. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 225 Lake City Reporter TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1 68 36 Sunny, 2A TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Schools . . . . . . . . 7A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B 3 dead, 2 injured in I-75 crash By STEVEN RICHMOND Family and friends are still try ing to come to terms with the death of Hunter Gillen Bailey who died in a car acci dent on I-75 last weekend. Bailey, 21, of Lake City, was driving his 2000 Toyota pickup truck north on I-75 in Alachua County when he began hydroplaning after attempting to change lanes around 8:00 p.m. Saturday, according to a media release by FHP. Bailey lost control of his truck, drifted into and rolled through the median, and entered the south bound lane where a 2013 Nissan four-door occupied by four Chinese nationals struck Baileys truck, the release said. Bailey, and two of the Nissans passengers, were pronounced dead on scene, according to FHP. The Nissans driver and one of its passengers remain in critical con dition at UF Health in Gainesville, FHP said. The two in critical condition are not looking good, but theyre still with us, FHP Public Affairs Officer Tracy Hisler-Pace said. Bailey Lake City man, 21, had just graduated from law enforcement academy. BAILEY continued on 6A Minimum flow levels for rivers in dispute By TONY BRITT Controversy is brew ing as local factions environmental groups, attorneys, area utility providers and concerned citizens take sides regarding restrictions designed to protect area springs by the Suwannee River Water Management District. Several people voiced concerns for both sides of the issue, as well as debat ed whether Minimum Flows and Levels should be issued now, during Tuesdays North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder meeting. Most of the concerns voiced during the four-hour meeting centered around discus sion of the minimum flows and levels and recovery strategies for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Priority Springs. The purpose of mini mum flows and levels for a water body is to protect the resource. We have to set the minimum flow that is required to prevent sig nificant harm that might occur to the resource, said Carlos Herd, SRWMD director of water supply. The technical report for the MFLs for the lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Priority Springs, was completed and released Nov. 22. (The report is posted on the Suwannee River Water Management Districts Web site.) Herd said Water Management District officials have been work ing to establish the MFLs for more than two years. A lot of the concerns is that ... were moving too fast, Herd said. Weve slowed that pro cess down a little bit and there will be another rural development work shop in January. Herd said there are concerns on both sides where some people think water management offi cials are not being restric tive enough and the other side thinks the district is Conservation groups, utilities set to face off. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Snow Day went off without a hitch, and Busy Bee B&B Food Stores was largely the reason behind the snowy fun in North Central Florida. Over the weekend, children enjoyed a festive Saturday filled with snow slides, bounce houses, a visit from Santa and live entertainment. Small snowmen were crafted, snowballs were patted out and snow angels were etched into the icy patches that dotted the downtown Olustee Park. We do this for the com munity who supports Busy Bee and B&B throughout the year, said Marshall Beck, vice president of marketing for the com pany. Its big for us to see the community come out, to see the kids enjoying that snow and doing some thing they dont get to do ordinarily. Its a big reward for us. According to Beck, the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce approached Busy Bee three years ago Busy Bee kept Snow Day 2013 buzzing By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Santa waved from the back of a Lake City fire truck as the annual Christmas parade weaved through town Monday night. Lining the sides of Marion Avenue, chil dren stared up at Santas jolly face. Their pockets were stuffed with candy handed out by parade participants, and their faces held excited smiles as Santas words rang clearly through the night. Merry Christmas, he said. For many, the parade seemed to represent the holiday spirit. If all the people in the country and all the cities could be as connected as the people here tonight, what a wonderful nation we would have, said Live Oak resident John Cahill, who added that the parade allowed people to share in the comfort and happiness of the Christmas spirit. He clutched a warm hot chocolate in his hands as he waited for the parade to start. Next to him, his wife, Cheri Cahill, shared a quilted blanket draped across their legs. The two joined a friend of theirs, Jean Allen, roadside in the downtown area to watch the parade. After coming last year, the group knew they couldnt miss the parade this year. I think Lake City should be real proud, Allen said. It creates memories for the chil dren. Lake City Police Department led the Christmas Parade, with Chief Argatha Gilmore wishing the crowd a Merry Christmas. Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter fol lowed behind Gilmore. The Lake City Fire Department and the Mayor came afterward, with the Mayor riding on an old LCFD fire engine. All the law enforcement personnel flashed their vehicles lights, and a chorus of sirens echoed through the streets. A group of JROTC students in Santa hats marched along the parade route. County commissioners handed out candy and wished parade visitors a Merry Christmas. Representative Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City), on a lighted golf cart, waved at her constituents as she rode through town. Churches from all over town including Christ Central and Hopeful Baptist Church participated in the event. Many of the floats entered by the local churches depicted a Nativity scene. The Battle of Olustee Festival featured a float in the parade that showcased a replica of the CSS Virginia. Several members of the Blue Grey Army stood on the float and marched alongside it. Columbia County Forestry Department pulled a float with Christmas extravaganza was postponed from Sat. due to rain, but that hardly detracted from the excitement. SPECTACULAR Parade was worth the wait JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Steve Briscoe (from left) and B&B Food Stores marketing director Marshall Beck awarded Alyson LeFever a total of $62 after playing the Cash Cube game during Snow Day at Olustee Park in downtown Lake City on Saturday, B&B gave away $15,000 worth of cash and prizes. BUSY continued on 3A Council tentatively removes photo ban By STEVEN RICHMOND City Manager Wendell Johnson presented a revised draft of Lake Citys city council meeting procedures that no lon ger included photography restrictions Monday eve ning. Johnson held a work shop Nov. 18 to city coun cil members to discuss and examine a draft of the city council rules and pro cedures in response to SB 50, a piece of state legisla tion outlining bare bones requirements for public participation during pub lic meetings. In the original first draft, the city proposed a ban on photography during the meetings without the con sent of the Mayor. Photo opportunities are allowed before and following a council meet ing, the first draft read. Photo opportunities dur ing a council meeting will be allowed only upon invi tation of the Mayor or pre siding officer. ABOVE: State Rep. Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City, smiles at parade-goers as she travels through downtown Lake City. RIGHT: Kyndall Norris, 6, and her brother, Bryant Green (top left), 11, play around Christmas decorations while waiting for the Christmas parade to begin on Monday. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter BELOW: Jami Harrell (from right) takes a picture of Kensley Jowers, 4, Bryson Dunaway, 1, and Bailey Harrell, 7, in front of a Christmas tree at Olustee Park in downtown Lake City on Monday. MEETING continued on 6A PARADE continued on 8A COUNCIL continued on 6A TODAY IN SCHOOLS Melrose 5th graders visit the Hippodrome.


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Record highRecord low Normal month-to-dateNormal year-to-date TUE 6836 WED 7038 THU 7450 FRI 7654 SAT 7758 WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 TueWedThuFriSatSunMon 81 71 67 70 77 6060 53 49 35 34 52 3636 Actual highActual low Average highAverage low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Tuesday, Dec. 17 Tuesday's highs/Tuesday night's low 5 Moderate mins to burn 30 SunnyMostly sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Light wind Partly cloudy 8:05 a.m. HI LOHI LOHI LOHI LOHI LO 2013 53.85" 6:58 p.m. 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Police: man lied about baby DEBARY — A man who said he found an abandoned newborn girl wrapped in newspapers outside a central Florida convenience store was arrested Monday and charged with lying to investigators. Ralph Garlick Jr., 53, originally told investiga-tors that he had found the baby after hearing her cry, Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies said. He flagged down a newspaper delivery-man, who then called 911. Garlick identified himself to authorities using his dead brother’s name, but under further ques-tioning, he admitted the baby belonged to his girl-friend, although he isn’t the father, officials said. Garlick said his 34-year-old girlfriend didn’t want the newborn girl and that he was trying to find a safe place for the baby, authori-ties said. Under Florida law, a newborn can be left at a public place, such as a fire station or police station without any legal repercussions.Man to face judge in Facebook case NEW YORK — A Florida investment adviser and onetime Oregon gubernatorial candidate faces prison time for a $13 million securities fraud scheme that pros-ecutors say capitalized on enthusiasm for shares of Facebook and other Internet companies about to go public. Craig L. Berkman of Odessa, Fla., is to be sen-tenced Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He pleaded guilty in June to securities fraud and wire fraud and agreed to serve between eight and 10 years in prison. Berkman admitted he falsely claimed to investors that he owned shares of Facebook Inc., Groupon Inc., LinkedIn Inc., among other companies. He told investors their money would be used to buy shares of companies before their initial public offerings while over-rep-resenting the number of shares he owned. Berkman also was once Oregon’s Republican party chairman.Burglar swallows 2 necklaces LARGO — A man faces burglary and tampering charges after an X-ray machine revealed a dark mass near his stomach while he was being booked into jail. Pinellas County Sheriff’s officials say the mass turned out to be two necklaces stolen during a Dec. 10 bur-glary in Safety Harbor. Twenty-one-year-old Joseph Ramos was arrested Dec. 11 when he was stopped for driving a vehi-cle that was stolen during the burglary. Various items from the home were inside the vehicle. When Ramos was being booked into jail, he stepped on the SecurPass X-ray machine and the dark spot was identified as the necklaces. He underwent surgery to remove the necklaces. The owner later identified the items.Motorcylist killed in I-75 crash TAMPA — A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on Interstate 75 near Tampa. The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash occurred just after 7 p.m. Sunday as 46-year-old Elmer Cecil Brown Jr. was traveling along an entrance ramp to northbound I-75. 28 years for Ohio $100M charity scam CLEVELAND A man convicted of master-minding a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud was sentenced to 28 years in prison Monday. Judge Steven Gall also ordered the defendant, who identifies himself as 67-year-old Bobby Thompson, to pay a $6 million fine. Authorities say the defendant is Harvard-trained attor-ney John Donald Cody. The Ohio attorney general’s office, which handled his trial, asked the judge in a filing last week to sen-tence him to 41 years in prison. The judge rejected a request for a new trial. The defense had said com-ments by jurors after the verdict that they were disappointed he hadn’t testified showed they were biased against him. The defendant, whose appearance in court Monday was neat in contrast to the final days of his trial, slumped in his chair as the sentence was read. He complained to the judge about alleged abusive treatment by jailers while locked up during the trial. There was no immediate response from the sheriff’s department. Jailers said earlier that the defendant had acted erratically and had bloodied his forehead smashing it against a holding cell wall. The judge said the crimes had harmed veterans who were the intend-ed beneficiaries of the donations and also had hurt other charities as donors became skeptical of giving. “Everyone’s afraid to give,” Gall said. He said the sentence reflected the length, extent and amount of the charity “charade.” Defense attorney Joseph Patituce said after the verdict and again after the sentencing that ineffective legal representation issues stemming from limited preparation time might be a basis for an appeal. Monday: Afternoon: 3-7-0 Monday: Afternoon: 6-2-1-6 Sunday: 1-4-8-24-36 Correction The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifi cations will run in this space. And thanks for reading. HOW TO REACH USMain number ........(386) 752-1293 Fax number ..............752-9400Circulation ...............755-5445Online... www.lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub-lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. 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For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.” — Luke 1:46-47, 49 “The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescrib-able as the tints of morning or evening.It is a little star dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.” — Henry David Thoreau AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City ReporterCommunity Food DriveChip Slauenwhite (left), “Ms. Wezzie,” Pep Elmore and Cha rles Neeley (seated) pose with piles of food collected by Ms. Wezzie’s Haircu ts for the Lake City Reporter’s sixth annual Community Food Drive. “We want to thank our wonderful customers’ support,” Ms. Wezzie said. “We’re blessed with the best people. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to give as much as we d o every year.” JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterFirearm Safety eventLake City resident Bee Boyle shows off a cap gun to Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter during the Family Firear m Safety event on Saturday. Boyle, who has a concealed weapo ns permit, joked with Hunter about keeping the gun in her purse.2AWEATHERQ Associated Press Q Associated Press


3A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 3A Vance Cox Agent/Owner 386.752.2345 Phone 386.322.7143 Fax 386.965.4120 Cell 742 SE Baya Dr., Suite 102 Lake City, Fl 32025 Bring your unwanted Gold, Silver & Platinum to someone you can trust Precious metals are seeing record values. Please call me for a private and con dential appointment to sell or trade your unwanted gold, silver and platinum. George R. Ward Downtown Lake City (386) 752-5470 ST A TE NEWS Bills make addresses exempt from records Two Pinellas County law makers have filed bills that would provide a public-records exemption for email addresses that are used by tax collectors to send notices to taxpayers. Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, filed the Senate version of the bill (SB 538) on Monday, three days after the House version (HB 421) was filed by Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater. The bills point to concerns about identity theft and say that email is increasingly used for govern ment business such as tax pay ments. The public availability of personal e-mail addresses invites and exacerbates thriving and well-documented criminal activities putting property own ers at increased risk of harm, the bills say. Such harm could be significantly curtailed by allowing the tax collector to remove the availability of tax payer e-mail addresses. DOH workers info could be shielded Raising safety concerns, Rep. Ronald Doc Renuart, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, has filed a bill that would provide a public-records exemption for personal informa tion about current and former Florida Department of Health investigators and inspectors. The bill (HB 419) was filed Friday and is similar to a measure (SB 390) filed last month by Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla. Renuarts proposal, in part, would provide an exemption for Department of Health employees who investi gate and prosecute complaints against health-care practitioners and for employees who inspect practitioners or health-care facili ties. It would exempt information about the employees home addresses, telephone numbers and photographs, along with information about their spouses and children. The release of such identifying information might place such current or for mer personnel of the Department of Health and their family mem bers in danger of physical and emotional harm from disgruntled individuals who have contentious reactions to actions carried out by personnel of the Department of Health or whose business or professional practices have come under the scrutiny of investigators and inspectors of the Department of Health, the bill says. Scott touts teacher raises in districts Gov. Rick Scott said Monday that 52 school districts have approved teacher pay raises stemming from $480 million that was set aside in this years state budget. Approval of the raises has taken months because of collective bargaining. The Scott announcement pointed to 14 districts --Broward, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Seminole and Washington --as joining districts that approved raises earlier. Florida has 67 county school districts. EPA grants to help with water projects The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is using $6 million in grant money from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for water projects across the state. The money will be used for stormwater-treatment improvements in the Pensacola Bay and Wakulla Springs water sheds in northwest Florida, Lake Gwyn in Polk County, Lake Dora in Tavares, the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes, the Tampa Bay watershed, and the Myakka River watershed, according to a DEP news release issued Friday. A regional stormwater-treatment facility in the Lower St. Johns River watershed is to receive $796,007, while Plant City is getting $350,000 for stormwa ter treatment in the area of Mill Creek and the Hillsborough River. St. Lucie County is getting $500,000 for a stormwater-treat ment project to reduce pollution entering the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. Brevard County is to receive $321,393 for the construction of a wet detention pond. Tallahassee is getting $115,600 for its Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) out reach project intended to alter personal behavior to reduce pollutants into the Upper Wakulla River. Venice is to receive $245,000 for both stormwatermanagement and public-educa tion programs that target local beaches and coastal areas. News Service of Florida JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Motorist, pedestrian collide on US 90 The windshield of a car is damaged after a motorist hit a pedestrian on U.S. 90 near Sisters Welcome Road Monday afternoon. The pedestrian was taken to Lake City Medical Center. His condition was unknown at press time. No one else was hurt. Lesson gone wrong lands woman in jail By TONY BRITT An attempt to teach a woman not to leave her baby unattended in a car went awry Sunday and resulted in the womans arrest, Lake City Police Department records show. Shawanna Latasha Davis, 20, 4131 NE 15th St., was arrested on an Alachua County arrest warrant for grand theft and other charges. According to LCPD, at 3:13 p.m. officer Rebecca Miles was dispatched to Hip Hop Fish & Chicken, at the corner of Washington and Marion Streets in reference to a stolen vehicle. When Miles arrived, Davis, the complain ant, was standing next to a beauty supply store on Marion Avenue and said she walked into the beauty supply store for a brief moment, leav ing her infant daughter strapped in her car seat, and when she returned the car and her daughter were gone. Miles then saw the miss ing car across the street heading east on Railroad Street. Miles ran back to her vehicle but noticed the car pulled back into the Hip Hop Fish & Chicken parking lot, so she pulled in behind the vehicle. The driver, who identi fied herself as Daviss cousin, told Miles that she and another family mem ber were going to Daviss house for a visit when they saw the vehicle parked in front of the beauty supply store. They were going to tell Davis they were headed to her house, but noticed Daviss infant had been left in the back seat of the unat tended vehicle. The cousin told Miles she decided to jump in the car and drive around the block until Davis noticed the car was gone in order to teach her a lesson about leaving the infant in the vehicle unattended. After Miles determined Davis vehicle had not been stolen and the infant was not kidnapped, she conducted a license check on Davis. During the license check Miles learned that Davis had an active war rant out of Alachua County for grand theft and numer ous other charges. Davis was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on $120,000 bond. Her baby and the car were released to her cousin at Daviss request, records show. No local charges were filed in connection with the case. Davis left infant unattended in car, then was arrested on outstanding warrants. Davis Two arrested over stolen ATM card From staff reports Two Lake City women, arrested Friday, face charges for allegedly stealing another womans ATM card. Amanda Lee Brinkley, 34, 115 NE Cloudy Court, and Jaime Lynn Sowards, 36, 125 SE Old Mance Glen were charged with ille gal use of credit cards, burglary and lar ceny. Each was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility. According to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports, Deputy Joseph Vargo was assigned to investigate a vehicle burglary that occurred Sunday, Dec. 8. The victim told Vargo that the key fob had been stolen off her key ring while she was at work. The keys were kept in an area where employees keep their per sonal property, and the area is inaccessible to the general public. The victim told Vargo that the fob had been used to unlock her vehicle, her debit card had been sto len out of it and the car was locked again. The card was report edly used at Pizza Hut and reportedly two attempts were made to withdraw money at a local ATM. The victim told Vargo she believed Sowards, a coworker, was responsi ble for the theft and bur glary and said Sowards is almost always in the company of her friend, Brinkley. Brinkley and Sowards were arrested Friday, but both denied having any knowledge of the crime, reports said. HAVE QUESTIONS ON AUTO INSURANCE? CHAT WITH NICOLE 755-1666 Need A Quote? Brinkley Sowards in need of a sponsor for the annual Snow Day. Prior to the request, Busy Bee was still part of the popular community event. In the past, they have given away a Jeep Wrangler to one lucky winner who selected the Jeeps key from a pot filled with hundreds of keys. I dont do that anymore because I wanted more people to benefit, Beck said. Its the same amount of money, but just spread out to more people. Now, Busy Bee handles the bounce houses, the snow and $15,000 worth of prizes. Two women, Beck said, won $1,000 a piece on Saturday with others taking home smaller jackpots. Many of the people that won the monetary prizes planned to us the extra cash to help them through the holiday season, Beck said. One woman in particular, said Dennille Decker, the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, waited at Snow Day all day in hopes of winning the prize money. When she won the $1,000, she approached the stage in tears. The money meant her family would have a Christmas, Decker said. Its a good thing for the Chamber to do, but they need a sponsor, he said. I cant do it without them, and they cant do it without a sponsor. Throughout the year, Beck talks to vendors to ensure the event fea tures just the right mix of entertainment, funnel cakes and crafty products to purchase. As the event draws closer, he works with the Chamber for weeks in advance to pre pare for the big day. Rain threatened to ruin the days fun, but it held at bay until Snow Day ended at 4 p.m. The parade, however, had to be delayed until Monday evening. Approximately 250 runners showed up early Saturday for the Jingle Bell Run, then dis persed as the race ended and the rain started. People just continued to come throughout the day, Beck said, estimat ing that Snow Day saw between 13,000 to 15,000 people converge in the downtown Olustee Park. It was a success. Beck thanked the Chamber for allowing Busy Bee to be a part of the Snow Day, thanked the community for supporting the stores throughout the year and thanked Gainesville Ice for providing the 30 tons of shaved ice for the event. All in all, it was such a memorable day for a cou ple of reasons, Decker said. Busy Bee provided several children the opportunity to do things they had never done before, such as playing in the snow. Snow Day outside of the $15,000 in cash and prizes cost $15,000 to put on. There arent many businesses able or will ing to put that amount of money back into the community, Decker said. We feel fortunate to have Busy Bee B&B as our sponsor. ... We appreciate everyone who braved the elements and showed up. We look forward to see ing them next year. BUSY Continued From 1A COURTESY PHOTOS Marshall Beck, Vice President of Busy Bee B&B, con gratulates Patricia Sistrunk, one of two $1000 winners of the day. In total Busy Bee gave out $15,000 in cash and prizes during Snow Day. Steve Briscoe, emcee of the event, talks with Isabella DAnnunzio, who just got out of the cash cube. Isabella was one of five lucky children who got a chance to grab cash out of the Cash Cube provided by Busy Bee. Front row, from left: Karen Napier Hoy and Connie Kirby, winners of a cash drawing of $250 each stand with Lindsay McNeal and Marshall Beck, Vice President of Marketing for Busy Bee B&B after collecting their winnings.


OPINION Tuesday, December 17, 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: Redistricting questions deserve answers Give low-income earners exit from Social Security A new study just pub-lished by the National Institute on Retirement Security – “Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States” – presents a dis-mal snapshot of the state of retire-ment savings of minority American families. It reports that 54.3 percent of blacks work for employers that offer retirement plans compared to 62.3 percent of whites. And 43.9 percent of blacks participate in those plans compared to 53.9 per-cent of whites. Among Latinos, 37.8 percent work for employers with retirement plans and just 29.7 percent partici-pate. Only 37.9 percent of non-white Americans have assets in a retire-ment account compared to 63.4 percent of whites. And the mean amount of retirement savings held by black households is $20,132, by Latino households is $17,600, compared to $111,749 held by white house-holds. Many, usually those on the left who claim to represent the interests of low income Americans, say the answer to retirement security for minorities is Social Security. But Social Security, a demonstrably bad deal to begin with, is broke. Log on to www.socialsecurity. gov/estimator/. This is the Social Security Administration’s calculator where you can estimate your retire-ment benefit. The site warns that the benefit estimate it reports for you may be different from what you actually get for various reasons, including “ 2033 the payroll taxes collected will be enough to pay only about 77 cents for each dollar of scheduled benefits.” In other words, the Social Security Administration has announced to all Americans now in their forties and younger, who will be retiring in 20 years or more, to expect only a little more than 75 percent of their promised benefits. Year after year our brave politicians in Washington, who will claim they are looking out for us, hide from this huge problem affecting almost every working American. They hide because it is hard. If payroll taxes, as the Social Security Administration indicates, are almost 25 percent short to pay required benefits, then taxes need to be raised by almost 25 percent to make up the difference. What politician is going to propose this? Other options are to cut benefits paid or to raise the age at which they can be collected. Another possible outcome, so typical of what we can expect from Washington, is to “means test.” That is, leave everyone paying taxes, but remove benefits for those above a cut-off income level. This would essentially turn Social Security into a welfare pro-gram. The bottom line is that minority Americans, who on average constitute our lowest income earning Americans, get the worst deal of all. They don’t have extra resources to put in a wealth build-ing retirement account. And the resources they do have are taxed into a Social Security system that pays out a poor benefit which in another 20 years won’t even entire-ly be there. End the tyranny. At least give low income Americans the option to get out of the Social Security sys-tem. Allow them a choice to take their payroll tax and invest those funds to build their own retirement account nest egg. Conservatively invested funds over a 45-year working life can produce savings that will pay retire-ment income several times greater than Social Security benefits. Over thirty years ago, workers in Chile were given the option to opt-out of their Social Security system. A recent report from a Chilean con-sulting firm, Dictuc, indicates that private accounts in Chile payout retirement income equal to 87 per-cent of what workers were earning before retirement. Today’s Social Security benefits, even forgetting about the upcoming shortfalls, don’t match 50 percent of pre-retirement income Let’s help solve our national dilemma and also give low-income wage earners freedom and dig-nity and a chance to build wealth. Give them the option to get out from under Social Security and save in a personal retirement account. The Florida Supreme Court on Friday ruled state lawmakers and their aides must testify in an ongoing lawsuit chal-lenging the 2012 redistricting process. “Legislative privilege,” however far it goes, doesn’t shield them from answering ques-tions under oath about what many see as a botched attempt to redraw legislative and congressional dis-tricts in a manner that comports with new state con-stitutional amendments requiring common-sense fairness. It was a good decision.Redistricting, always a messy business, was supposed to be a little less tawdry this time around, with the adoption in 2010 of the Fair Districts Amendments. These twin measures require, among other things, that legislative and congressional di stricts be “compact,” and “where feasible utilize ex isting political and geographical boundaries.” We can’t speak to how things worked out elsewhere in Florida, but for us, redistricting 2012 was something of a bust. Yes, our state House district got some muchneeded tweaking, such that no longer are six Dixie County voters cut off from family and friends in an absurd example of gerrymandering gone wild. But as for the Senate, voters in this neck of North Florida remain stuck right where they were before 2012: with no real representation in Tallahassee. Charlie Dean is a competent senator, but his interests clearly lie to the south – in Citrus and Marion counties, his old political stomping grounds, and where most of the power and wealth in District 5 reside. It’s natural that a former Citrus County sheriff would come to represent us, considering how the district is drawn. District 5 resembles a huge “C” scrawled shakily across the top of the peninsula, starting at Citrus and Marion before snaking its wa y clockwise through Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette Suwannee, Columbia, Union and Baker counties. We know the difficulties of drawing Senate districts in rural areas. All of Florida’s 19 million peo-ple must be divided up into 40 neat compartments, meaning we can’t very well expect to exclude folks who may not share our basic interests or views. Still, we’d like to see those interests at least a little better represented. Folks in Citrus County are no doubt fine Floridians, but they share little in common with us culturally, geographically or eco-nomically. Change on some level is certainly called for.The high court’s ruling means we will at least get a glimpse at what drove the reapportionment pro-cess in 2012. Armed with that information, maybe we’ll have a better shot at making those changes next time around.To the Editor:Let’s recap what the Center For American Progress lefties believe our 2012 election shortcomings were, other than that a majority of our vote was for conservative candi-dates and values. First, the voter turn out which the Supervisor of Elections office doesn’t control, just tabulates. Second, the overall voter registration, which the Supervisor of Elections office cannot legally affect in any manner other than ensuring the registrant is legally permitted to vote. Third, the rate of registered voters removed from the rolls, which by law, is the Supervisor of Elections office’s sworn duty. I guess doing your sworn duty is pass! Fourth, voter-waiting time, and if early voting, absentee ballots by request, and well-manned voting precincts is a bad thing then the Center For American Progress might want to vote in Palm Beach County! Oh wait, Palm Beach County leaned left so all their foi-bles were probably overlooked. The last items were provisional ballots cast and rejected and absentee bal-lots rejected. The provisional ballot rejection falls directly on the voter, not the Supervisor of Elections office, because if you don’t know your precinct or that if you are even registered then you are probably a low information voter and should probably have stayed home anyway. As for the absentee ballots being rejected, if you can’t follow simple, written directions the previous statement probably applies to you also. Anyone remember the “Palm Beach County butterfly ballot”? I voted that ballot and there were no questions if you READ the direc-tions. Enough said! Let me admit that I have a dog in this fight. Since moving here from Palm Beach County in 2005, I have volunteered, as a poll deputy for the Columbia County Sheriff’s office serving the Supervisor of Elections office, in every election since then. I can absolutely guarantee that every voter who was served by any precinct to which we had the honor to be assigned was served by cour-teous, helpful, non-partisan, profes-sional, voluntary, citizen personnel as can be found anywhere within this state. To have a self-declared, partisan organization disparage a duly elected office of the State of Florida, because the outcomes of an election office didn’t reflect their views, pretty much reveals their agenda. Typical left-wing bovine excreta, regurgitated for mass con-sumption. I would be perfectly willing to match Columbia County’s election office personnel and volunteers, top to bottom, against any other elec-tion office in the State of Florida. Philip RicherLake City LETTERS TO THE EDITORElections run smoothly here Star Q Star Parker is president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education ( and author of three books.4AOPINION


TodayNARFE dinnerThe National Active and Retired Federal Employees Christmas dinner will be on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at noon at Quail Heights Country Club. For more informa-tion contact Jim Purvis at 752-8570 or 292-9361.VFW BingoVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, hosts Bingo quarter games every Tuesday from 12-3 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. These are open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 with questions.Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Office’s new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170, and ever Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagno-sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Support groupAnother Way Inc. provides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former sur-vivor of domestic violence, call 386-719-2702 for meet-ing location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential.Photo ClubLake City Photo Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center on Baya Avenue. Share your photos and ideas with the group. Newcomers are wel-come.Dec. 18Book & Gift EventThe Shands Lakeshore RMC, Auxiliary Gift Shop will hold its annual Book & Gift Event on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 18 and 19 in the Caf of the Hospital from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Benefits will be for Continuing Education in Health fields for staff and local scholarships to high school students. These items are 30-70% off retail prices. Come in and shop just in time for last minute Christmas gifts.Olustee planningThe Blue Grey Army will have a planning meet-ing for the 2014 Olustee Festival at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia County School District Central Building, Room 153, at 409 SW St. Johns St. The festival will be Feb. 14-16. For informa-tion, call 755-1097.Dec. 21Christmas ExtravaganzaB&S Combs Elks Lodge will be hosting its Christmas Extravaganza for the kids on Dec. 21, 2013 from 12-4 p.m. at B&S Combs Elks Lodge, 1688 NE Washington St. Please contact Carlos Brown at 386-288-6235 for more information. Christmas partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing their Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 21. Kickstart will perform at 8 p.m. We’ll provide fin-ger foods, you bring your friends and we’ll all have a good time. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Healthy Soul Food The Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program invites the community to a Healthy Soul Food Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 21 at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 248 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. The workshop is sponsored by Brook Mobley of DaVita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida. The consultants are Mrs. Elizabeth Jones and Mr. Walter Jones Jr. of Philadephia, Pennsylvania. For additional information call 386-752-4074.Dec. 24Communion ServiceHaven Hospice, 6037 W US 90, will host a Holy Communion service on Christmas Eve at the Community Room at Haven Hospice at 6 p.m. The thirty minute service, “A Family Tradition,” will include Christmas carols, the read-ing of the Christmas story and serving communion. Everyone is invited. Call Chaplain Donna Carlile at 386-752-9191 for more.Dec. 25Christmas dinnerMerry Christmas from VFW Post 2206. We will have a Christmas dinner from 1-3 p.m. at 343 Forest Lawn Way. Cost is $7 per person. The dinner is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Dec. 31New Year’s Eve partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing their New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Kickstart will perform at 7 p.m. We’ll provide fin-ger foods, party favors and complimentary cham-pagne toast at midnight. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Jan. 5Zumba ClassSarah Sandlin, Zumba Instructor fot the City of Lake City, is offering a free Zumba class on Jan. 5 at the Teen Town city building at Youngs Park from 4-5 p.m. This will be a beginner’s class where you’ll learn all the basic moves of this pop-ular dance form. After the free class, a regular Zumba class will be held for $5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Email Sarah at for more.Jan. 14Medicare SeminarThe Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare sem-inar on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. will moderate the seminar. RSVP to 386-755-3476 x 107.Jan. 17Masonic BanquetGold Standard Lodge #167 will be hosting their annual Masonic Banquet on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center. For tickets and more information, contact Chris at 386-623-3611 or Mike at 386-867-6675. Volunteers neededShands LakeShoreShands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work a vari-ety of positions around the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are needed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)292-8000, ext. 21216.Lake City MedicalLake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer-ism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospital’s web-site at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun-teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the coun-ty emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Hospice of Nature CoastHospice of the Nature Coast is searching for individuals who are inter-ested in volunteering in the, Columbia, Suwannee Hamilton and Lafayette areas. Volunteers are need-ed to provide general office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their families. Specialized training will be provid-ed. To volunteer contact Volunteer Manager Drake Varvorines at 386-755-7714 or email: JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterA winter fascinationGenny Noris (left) watches as her 14-month-old granddau ghter, Veda, plays with a clump of ice. “She loves Christmas,” Noris said. “Everything is j ust so fascinating to her.” Hunter Gillen BaileyMr. Hunter Gillen Bailey, 21, beloved son of Loid (Rusty) Bailey, Jr. and Paula Williams Wilkinson passed away on Decem-ber 14, 2013. He was born on January 14, 1992 in Lake City, Florida. This much loved 21 year old was an avid hunter, loved the outdoors, was a wonderful brother and gift to all who knew him. He was a 2010 graduate of Buch-holz High School in Gaines-ville, Florida. Upon gradua-tion, he began work with his step-father’s company SWI Photography where he was a staff photographer and vis-ited several area schools and helped with class pictures. He left SWI Photography to com-plete his training at the Florida CMS Law Enforcement Of-FHU%DVLF5HFUXLW7UDLQLQJProgram in October and was also employed at UPS during the holiday months. Hunter was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lake City.Hunter is survived by his par-ents Loid (Rusty) Bailey, Jr. and Dr. Trish Bailey of Lake City, FL and Paula Williams Wilkinson and Mark Wilkin-son of Gainesville, FL. His siblings include Remington and Tara Bailey (Lake City) and Jessica and Cooper Wilkin-son (Gainesville). His Great Grandmother is Eunice Hern-don. His Grandparents include Dorothy and Russell Bailey, Sr. and Al and Martha Williams of Lake City, Evelyn Hathaway of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Stan and Sylvia Wilkinson of Gainesville, Florida. Aunts and Uncles include Scott and Emily Bailey, Dusty Bailey, Kevin and Hillary Bailey, and Chris Williams of Lake City. Other Aunts and Uncles in-clude Jeff and Lisa Wilkinson of Gainesville, Debbie and Jim Millerschultz of Bentonville, Arkansas and George Hatha-way of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Cousins include Bethany, Lauren, Josh, Ava, Brielle, Aiden and Brooke Bai-ley, Ridge and Trace Williams of Lake City, Jenny Woody of Joplin, Missouri, Jeff Tanner of Anchorage, Alaska, Seth, Grant, Ian and Aaron Mill-erschultz of Bentonville, Ar-kansas, Brittany Woods and Kendyl Hathaway of Yorkville, Illinois and Lauren Wilkinson of Gainesville. He was loved and will be missed by so many more uncles, aunts, cousins and friends and family too numer-ous to list but no less important.Funeral services for Hunter will be conducted at First United Methodist Church in Lake City on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. with Rever-end Jeff Tate and Pastor Dusty %DLOH\RIFLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQWwill follow at Bethel Methodist Cemetery in Lake City. Visita-tion with the family will be held from 5:00-8:00 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation) 234 SW Scott Place, Lake City, FL 32024. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAYFOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of com-fort for the family online at www.gatewayforestlawn.comObituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporter’s classified department at 752-1293. 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COURTESY International Certified Master Groomer Shanda Friend, owner of A Groom Above, has achieved the prestigious title of International Certified Master Groomer, a title not to be taken lightly or compared to certificate of comple tion. It has taken hundreds of hours of hands-on training, countless continuing education classes and a multitude of test demanding a high degree of knowledge and understanding toward pet breeds and grooming standards. A Groom Above is located at 4816 West US 90. Were working with the Chinese embassy, finding the family and next-of-kin. Bailey and the two criti cally injured individuals were not wearing seatbelts and neither driver was sus pected of DUI, according to the report. A Lake City native, Bailey just graduated from Florida Gateway Colleges Law Enforcement Academy and passed his FDLE state-cer tification exam, according to the program director John Jewett. He was a great student, dedicated and real enthu siastic about becoming a law enforcement officer, Jewett said. He always gave 100 percent and was well-liked by everybody. He was a good, solid recruit. Never back down, never give up Stephen Taylor didnt know Bailey before they both joined the same class at the academy. After spend ing four hours a night train ing to become law enforce ment officers over the past year, the two became like brothers. He took something that was a long, gruesome trial and made it fun, Taylor said. You could bank on him making you laugh before a test, pepper spray, anything. When something gruesome came up that pushed us to the point of quitting, wed always say never back down, never give up. We both used to say that, it was like our phrase. Bailey was set to be a groomsman in Taylors wedding next November. According to Taylor, Bailey drew inspiration for his law enforcement career field from his uncle, Columbia County Sheriffs Deputy Kevin Bailey. His uncles a good guy and a great man, a good role model, Taylor said. He wanted to be like him. Kevin Bailey, 29, recalled seeing his nephew express a real interest in public safety at an early age. Everytime a fire truck, police car, ambulance or something else with sirens went by, wed both make our parents take us and follow it, he said. It was always a thing for him and me. He just cared about everybody and what they were doing and how he could help them accom plish what they needed to do. He was always will ing to help somebody out. Even if you told him no, hed just hold a flashlight or hand you a tool just out of reach. Once Kevin Bailey became a patrol deputy with CCSO, his newphew took interest and the two began discussing a career in law enforcement. There were two things I told him: One, keep God first. Two, never let any thing get to you, think posi tive and stay positive. The kind of son youd want to have Ron Knowles, principal of Hidden Oak Elementary in Gainesville, where Baileys mother works, said he has known the family for about eight to 10 years. He was very respectful of adults, a yes-sir-no-sir kind-of-guy, Knowles said. He was just an incredibly firendly person who would do anything for anybody. If I had a son, Hunter would be the model of what Id want. Hes genuine. Everything is real about him. Friends and family, dev astated by the news, gath ered together Sunday after noon to pay homage to one of Baileys favorite activi tiesriding. He really enjoyed trucks. Most of us have these big, suped-up, jackedup trucks, said Kayla Fussell, who knew Bailey. Yesterday we all met up.. [at 5:00 p.m.], gathered in a line and drove through town and back across town. Then we met at his par ents old house on Sisters Welcome and headed out to Osceola National Forest. He loved to ride trails, its a fun thing we loved to do. She, too, remembered Baileys good-natured spirit and ability to make people laugh. One time me, Corey, Ryan and Hunter were in the forest real far out, Fussell said. The boys had to stop on the side of road to use the restroom and it was dark, at night. Hunter thought it would be a funny idea to turn the lights off and haul down the road like we forgot them. But despite his playful antics, his friends remem bered him as a selfless, thoughtful man. I knew him for about three years, Fussell said. It may not seem like a long time, but when you have a good friend like that, its like you knew him for a lifetime. He would take the shirt off his back for anybody. See todays obituaries for more information about supporting the family and funeral services. 1005 W. Howard St. Live Oak, FL 32060 Construction/Debris Containers Available 755-7060 15 yd. 20 yd. 30 yd. 40 yd. Delivered to your job site today BAILEY Continued From 1A being too restrictive. Bob Knight, director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, objected to the proposed MFLs said they werent protective enough. Im really concerned that the district is relaxing the MFLs and making flow targets for the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers much lower than they should be and theyre not protecting the flows of the rivers by making those lower, he said, noting he believes the district should use a water balance approach in setting the MFLs. They basical ly softened their original draft which would call for 33 million gallons a day of recovery, now theyre say ing we only need 11 million gallons a day. I think they are doing that under pres sure from the public utili ties who are saying they are going to sue the district if they issue these MFLs. Instead of using the best science, they are being swayed by political science for the MFLs. John Jopling, Ichetucknee Alliance presi dent, also voiced concerns about the MFLs but said they needed to be estab lished now. We completely under stand that there is scien tific debate about these, he said. Frankly, we think the MFLs ought to be set considerably higher. We think we should be taking a lot more proactive steps towards limiting these companies for consumptive use permits and we think a lot more should be done. We regard the MFLs that are being proposed as com pletely inadequate to really protecting our rivers, but we also appreciate theyre a first step and we think a critical first step. Merrillee MalwitzJipson, Our Santa Fe River president, said originally when they were working on the MFLs, they were told there was a 33 million gallon per day reduction in the flow, but now after the Peer review, its been reduced to 11 million gal lons per day reduction. My understanding is the baseflow of the rivers is going down and were con cerned that these MFLs are stretched out farther with more and more informa tion looked at they will go down even more, she said. They (Water Management District officials) are trying to establish MFLs at a very low rate when they should be established a lot higher. We want the MFLs issued, but our position is that if these MFLs are issued now how effective are they going to be. In addition there are concerns about the science used to collect the data and the results of the Peer Review that is included in the report. The Peer Review The University of Florida Water Institute did a peer review an independent scientific review of the doc ument, where UF Water Institute officials added their professional opinions to the Water Management District technical report. The peer review includ ed comments on how we did modeling for devel oping the base line and we took their comments into effect when we redid the base line, Herd said. Some of the stakehold ers want us to have the report re-peer reviewed, but theres no premise for that in the statute. Weve addressed the Peer Reviews comments so were not taking that back to peer review. MEETING Continued From 1A The Lake City Reporter contended in an editorial that the proposed photo ban was in violation of Floridas open meetings law. The Lake Shore Hospital Authority, which had such a ban in place, voted Dec. 9 to allow photography in a manner that does not interrupt or disturb the meeting. Since the workshop, council staff has had time to review and recommend changes to the meeting procedures. Johnson said. There were changes identified by the coun cil...and a memo by [City Attorney Herbert Darby] with some significant changes from his office, Johnson said Monday night. The draft you have tonight contains all those changes...The provision in regards to photography in the council was totally eliminated. City council members now have until the next council meeting to review the revised draft and make further recommendations before the procedures become formalized. In other business, the council: Approved the creation of the Special Magistrate position for their code enforcement activities; Approved the first read ing of an ordinance that would increase the mem bership of the Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee by providing for the appointment of members from the board of commissioners and the chamber of commerce; Declared certain cityowned property surplus and authorized its sale at a public auction; Approved a bid from Mesa Products, Inc. for the installation of a deep anode cathodic protection system. Approved to continue waiving water and sewer impact fees for all of 2014 in hopes of facilitating res idential and nonresidential development; Rejected all bids prior to Aug. 27 for the St. Margarets Wastewater Treatment Plant project, including the low bid by Brandes Design-Build Inc. for nearly $4.3 million. The next city council meeting will be held at City Hall Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m. COUNCIL Continued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter Speed Stacking Competition Eastside Elementary Schools fifth-graders Logan Dicks, 11, and Eyona Williams, 11, prac tice for their individual competitions on Friday.


BulletinBoard NEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS 7A LAKE CITY REPORTER SCHOOLS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-04247ASCHOOL Name Brand Gently Used Children’s ClothingLook for the color dots on Sale items471 SW 247 • Branford Crossing • 752-9885 (Across from the fairgrounds) NEW MERCHANDISEARRIVINGDAILY 234 SW Main Blvd. • 752-5866 Af_e9liej#@@@ 8^\ek DXip?%Jldd\iXcc =`eXeZ`XcJ\im`Z\jI\g%For Life Insurance Go With Someone You Know CLASS NOTESQ To leave an anonymous message on a possible dangerous situation concerning Columbia County schools, call toll-free, (866) 295-7303.Q To leave an anonymous message on a pos sible truancy problem in Columbia County schools, call 758-4947.Q Items for the school page should be dropped off or mailed to: Emily Lawson, Lake City Reporter, 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 754-9400; or e-mailed to by 5 p.m. Thursdays. Lake City Reporter Calendar TodayPinemount Elementary: Young Writers to 94.3 Radio Station and Burger King 10 a.m.Five Points Elementary: Chorus to Lake City Mall 11 a.m.Summers Elementary: Summers Singers Christmas Concert 6 p.m.CCE: Jump Rope demonstration assembly in cafeteria 9 a.m.RMS: Wolf Basketball vs. Baker County 5 p.m. HOMEWestside Elementary: Chorus Assemblies at schoolNiblack Elementary: Data meetings for grades 4 and 5 in room 20Eastside Elementary: Chorus performs at Lake City Mall 11 a.m.LCMS: Piano concert at FGC Performing Arts Center 6 p.m.; Chorus Holiday Concert at FGC Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m.WednesdayCCE: 1st grade craft time in cafeteria 8:45 a.m.; Chorus sings at Lake City Mall 10:30 a.m.Westside Elementary: 5th grade field trip CCE/Summers/FWHS: Choruses to Lake City Mall 11:30 a.m.Five Points Elementary: 5th grade field trip 8:30 a.m.Eastside Elementary: RMS band performs for 4th and 5th grade stu-dents in Tiger Den 1 p.m.LCMS: Algebra exam ThursdayPinemount Elementary: 1st grade Breakfast with Santa 8 a.m.Westside Elementary: Kindergarten Breakfast with Santa; K-2 Christmas partiesFive Points Elementary: Terimnex presentation “Bugs” in Media Center for 5th grade 12:45 p.m.Melrose Park & CHS: Choruses to Lake City Mall 11:30 a.m.RMS: Chorus performance at Baya Pointe and Lake City Mall field trip 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Chess Club 3:10 to 4:30 p.m.; Wolf Soccer vs. LCMS 5/6:15 p.m. AWAY; Wolf Basketball vs. Suwannee 5/6:15 p.m. AWAYLCMS: Falcon Girls/ boys basketball vs. Baker 5/6:15 p.m. AWAY; Falcon Soccer vs. RMS 5/6:15 p.m. HOMENiblack Elementary: Classroom parties after lunchEastside Elementary: Trista Dykes’ VPK Class Christmas Breakfast 8:30 a.m.; 4th grade parent writing Workshop in 4th grade classroomsFridayLast day before holidaysWestside Elementary: Kindergarten Polar Express; 3rd-5th grade Christmas partiesSummers Elementary: Holiday show in cafeteria 8 a.m.Niblack Elementary: Holiday programEastside Elementary: Safety Patrol and Student Council field trip to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Courthouse; Trista Dykes’ VPK Class cel-ebrate Polar ExpressCCE: Pajama Day M y oh my, how the weeks are flying by! With our Melrose Park teachers, staff and students par-ticipating in so many educational, yet fun-filled activities, next year is rapidly approaching. Keep your eyes peeled for what is to come later this week. Our Pre-K classes have quite a full schedule this week with their field trip to the Columbia County Library, Burger King and Olustee Park taking place on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The little tykes will have a chance to travel to our local library to be wowed and amazed by the adven-tures held inside the numerous books which adorn the shelves. Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Lord and Mrs. Gieger are so excited to get their students engaged in reading, even at such young ages. We’re certain that Melrose Park Elementary will be abuzz with stories of the great big trea-sure trove of books! I, for one, am count-ing on it. Later in the week, our Pre-K friends will be even more astounded when on Friday, Dec. 20, they get a visit from Jolly Ol’ St. Nick himself! I sure hope they are all on the “Nice List.” If you somehow missed the Melrose Park chorus open the county school board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, you have several other opportunities to catch our singing sensations light up the stage. On Thursday, Dec. 19, the Melrose Park chorus will perform at the Lake City Mall from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then again at our PTO concert in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. On December 20, you can stop by the Melrose campus to catch them in the act yet again, at 8:45 a.m. Make sure you bring a picture I.D. Please come and show your support for these dedicated singers. Other important events planned at Melrose Park are our Family Reading Night, which will be held in the Media Center from 5-6 p.m., and the 4th and 5th grade Christmas parties taking place inside classrooms during lunch times. What a memorable time of year for our deserving Melrose pupils. We would like to extend our thanks once again, to all who have supported our school. May you be blessed with the hap-piest of holidays this season. Yours Truly, Melrose Park Elementary A word from Melrose Park COURTESYA trip to the HippodromeMrs. Ballew’s 5th grade class enjoyed a touch of cu lture as they traveled to the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville on Monday, December 9 to see “A Christmas Carol.” They were thrilled to also get a chance to interview the actors who portr ayed classic Dickens characters. COURTESYA Circle of ThanksNiblack Elementary recently gathered the entire faculty, sta ff, student body and parents onto the PE field for Niblack’s first “Circle of Thanks” Thanksgiving event. The students in each class wrote what they were thank ful for on a strip of paper which they connected to form a paper chain. This chain was connected to everyone else’s chain to form an unbroken cir cle. Several adults stepped forward and expressed the r easons they were thankful. Everyone had a wonderful time at this uplifting assembly. COURTESYAdele Graham AwardLinda Morris, Past President of the Florida Association of Partners in Education (FAPE) and Liz Starke, FAPE President present Dorothy S. Spradley, Columbia County School District Volunteer Coordinator with the 2013 Adele Graham Award. FAPE created the Adele Graham Award in 2001 which recognizes school volunteer coordinators w ho, like Mrs. Graham work tirelessly to support the education of Florida’s young people. COURTESYEpiphany Angel TreeJohn and Linnie Moser, Lynn Causey, and Pam Knighto n join with Epiphany Catholic School students in front of the Third Annual Angel Tree to benefit children in need. Epiphany Catholic Church and School families donated Christmas gifts to be distributed through Catholic Charities. ANNOUNCEMENT: The Columbia County School system will be closed for the holiday season from December 23 through January 3. All personnel will return for a teacher workday on Monday, Jan. 6. Students will return when classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 7. This will be the first day of the second semester.


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS BRIEFS Friday Q Columbia High boys basketball at Orange Park High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Fort White High basketball vs. Santa Fe High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Thursday, Dec. 26 Q Columbia High boys basketball at Jarvis Williams Tournament in Palatka, TBA (through Saturday) Q Fort White High boys basketball in Hitchcock’s Challenge at Santa Fe High, TBA (through Monday) GAMES RUNNING Registration open for Blue Grey 5k The Olustee Blue Grey 5K is 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Discount registration is this week at Carquest Auto Parts or Step Fitness. All runners that register before Jan. 1 are guaranteed a long sleeve dri fit tech tee race shirt. Online registration is at Day-of registration has an increased fee. For details, contact Michelle Richards at ADULT SOFTBALL Winter league registration set Columbia County Adult Softball winter league registration is under way through Jan. 10 with the follow-ing schedule: Women’s league on Mondays, Church on Tuesdays, Men’s on Wednesdays and Co-ed on Thursdays. Cost is $250 at sign-up, along with a team roster and signed liability waivers and code of conduct. A coaches meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the meeting room above the concession stand. For details, contact columbiacountyadult or call Pete Bonilla (623-6561) or Casandra Wheeler (365-2168). FLAG FOOTBALL Registration for Christ Central Christ Central Sports offers flag football for girls and boys ages 5-12. Registration continues through Jan. 10. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. YOUTH BASEBALL Fort White Babe Ruth election Fort White Babe Ruth Baseball has a special election for president and vice-president set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the South Columbia Sports Park board meeting room. For details, call Jackie Brooks at (386) 527-2555.Lake City online registration open 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. For details, call Jessica Langley at 867-1897.Q From staff reports Indians sweep RamsJASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterABOVE: Fort White High’s Joe Powers (23) is defended by Colum bia High’s Kelvin Jonas (22) during the Indians’ 61-5 7 win on Dec. 5.BELOW: Fort White High’s Desma Blake (2) looks for an open tea mmate after being double-teamed by Keystone Heights High players on Dec. 3. Fort White boys stay undefeated with 81-47 win By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Fort White High’s basketball team beat Interlachen High, 81-47, at home on Monday. Added to a 72-48 win over Vernon High on Saturday and the Indians improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in District 5-4A. Fort White sprinted out to a 32-18 lead at the end of the first quarter and expanded the margin to 55-34 at the half. Melton Sanders led Fort White with 19 points, includ-ing three 3-pointers. Quan Porter also knocked down three from long range and finished with 13 points. Paul Perry scored 11 points that included one trey. Jalen Wyche scored nine points with one 3-pointer. Chris Cottrell and Dre Brown each scored eight points. Isaiah Sampson scored seven points, while Joe Powers chipped in four points and Christian Helsel scored two. Fort White also won the junior varsity game, 61-51. Fort White was matched against a 6-2 Vernon team in the 2nd Annual Team Mighty Ike Shootout hosted by Williston High. The Indians carried the day with balanced scoring, led by Wyche with 16 points (two 3-pointers). Sanders, 13, Perry, 12 (one 3), and Cottrell, 10, also were in double figures. Close behind were Porter with nine points (one 3), Helsel with eight points and Cameron White with four. The Indians are off until Friday when Santa Fe High visits for a pair of district games. The JV boys start things off at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Lady Indians and the varsity boys at 7:30 p.m.Lady Indians basketballFort White’s girls basketball team completed a sea-son sweep of Interlachen with a 48-41 road win on Thursday. The Lady Indians are 3-5 overall and 3-2 in District 5-4A, where they are trying to make a return trip to the state playoffs. Fort White played a district game at P.K. Yonge School on Monday and will join the varsity and junior varsity boys in hosting Santa Fe for a tripleheader on Friday. Game time for the girls is 6 p.m.Fort White soccerFort White’s soccer teams played at Crescent City High on Wednesday and hosted Hamilton County High on Friday. Crescent City was a District 5-2A match for both teams. The Raiders beat the Lady Indians 5-0 and Fort White’s boys fell 8-0. The Fort White teams made a better showing against Hamilton County, not only from Wednesday but from their first meet-ings with the Trojans. Fort White’s boys played to a scoreless tie, while the Lady Indians lost 2-1. The teams wrapped up pre-holiday play at P.K. Yonge on Monday in the final district matches of the regular season.


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Jimmy V Classic, Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati, at New York FS1 — Yale at Providence 8 p.m. FSN — Texas-Arlington at Oklahoma 9 p.m. ESPN — Jimmy V Classic, Florida vs. Memphis, at New York ESPN2 — Missouri St. at LouisvilleFS1 — Ball St. at Marquette NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Washington at Philadelphia SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS1 — FIFA, Club World Cup, semifinal, Guangzhou Evergrand FC vs. Bayern Munich, at Agadir, Morocco WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Jimmy V Classic, UConn at DukeFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 10 4 0 .714 369 311Miami 8 6 0 .571 310 296N.Y. Jets 6 8 0 .429 246 367Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 300 354 South W L T Pct PF PAy-Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 338 319Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 326 355Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 221 399 Houston 2 12 0 .143 253 375 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 9 5 0 .643 354 274Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 261 Pittsburgh 6 8 0 .429 321 332Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 288 362 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Denver 11 3 0 .786 535 372x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 399 255San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 311 Oakland 4 10 0 .286 295 393 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 8 6 0 .571 364 349Dallas 7 7 0 .500 393 385N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 251 357Washington 3 11 0 .214 305 434 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 10 4 0 .714 359 270 Carolina 10 4 0 .714 328 208Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 258 324Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 388 North W L T Pct PF PAChicago 8 6 0 .571 406 391Detroit 7 6 0 .538 346 321 Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 353 362Minnesota 4 9 1 .321 363 425 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 380 205 San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 291 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 324 x-clinched playoff spoty-clinched division Thursday’s Game San Diego 27, Denver 20 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 48, Philadelphia 30Atlanta 27, Washington 26San Francisco 33, Tampa Bay 14Seattle 23, N.Y. Giants 0Chicago 38, Cleveland 31Indianapolis 25, Houston 3Buffalo 27, Jacksonville 20Miami 24, New England 20Kansas City 56, Oakland 31Carolina 30, N.Y. Jets 20Arizona 37, Tennessee 34, OT St. Louis 27, New Orleans 16Green Bay 37, Dallas 36Pittsburgh 30, Cincinnati 20 Monday’s Game Baltimore at Detroit (n) Sunday, Dec. 22 Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m.Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m.Denver at Houston, 1 p.m.Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m.Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m.Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.New England at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m.Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Portland at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Sacramento at Charlotte, 7 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m.Oklahoma City at Denver, 9 p.m.New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv1. Arizona (63) 11-0 1,623 12. Syracuse (2) 10-0 1,528 23. Ohio St. 10-0 1,464 34. Wisconsin 12-0 1,381 45. Michigan St. 8-1 1,297 56. Louisville 9-1 1,264 67. Oklahoma St. 9-1 1,165 78. Duke 7-2 1,053 88. Villanova 10-0 1,053 1010. UConn 9-0 1,035 911. Wichita St. 10-0 923 1212. Baylor 8-1 898 1413. Oregon 9-0 834 1514. North Carolina 7-2 792 1815. Memphis 7-1 755 1616. Florida 7-2 699 1917. Iowa St. 8-0 698 1718. Kansas 7-3 482 1319. Kentucky 8-3 414 1120. Colorado 10-1 405 21 21. Gonzaga 10-1 376 2022. UMass 9-0 351 2223. Missouri 10-0 222 2424. San Diego St. 7-1 176 2525. Iowa 10-2 72 23 Others receiving votes: UCLA 69, Pittsburgh 66, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 11, George Washington 5, Harvard 4, Oklahoma 4, Michigan 3, Toledo 3.AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Games No. 5 Michigan State vs. North Florida, 7 p.m. No. 6 Louisville vs. Missouri State, 9 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. Delaware State, 8 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State at Alabama, 9 p.m. No. 13 Oregon vs. UC Irvine, 10:30 p.m. No. 15 Memphis vs. No. 16 Florida at Madison Square Garden, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. Delaware, 7 p.m.No. 10 UConn vs. Stanford, 9 p.m.No. 12 Baylor vs. Northwestern State, 9:30 p.m. No. 14 North Carolina vs. Texas, 7 p.m.No. 22 UMass at Ohio, 7 p.m.No. 24 San Diego State vs. Southern Utah, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. Southern U., 9 p.m.No. 8 Duke vs. UCLA at Madison Square Garden, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 2 Syracuse vs. High Point, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden, 7:30 p.m. No. 5 Michigan State at Texas, 4 p.m.No. 6 Louisville at Florida International, 6 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. No. 20 Colorado at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, 11:30 p.m. No. 8 Villanova vs. Rider, 4 p.m.No. 13 Oregon vs. BYU, 10:30 p.m.No. 14 North Carolina vs. Davidson, 5 p.m. No. 15 Memphis vs. Southeast Missouri State, 8 p.m. No. 16 Florida vs. Fresno State at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, 4:30 p.m. No. 18 Kansas vs. Georgetown, NoonNo. 19 Kentucky vs. Belmont, NoonNo. 21 Gonzaga at Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. No. 22 UMass vs. Florida State at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, 2 p.m. No. 23 Missouri vs. Illinois at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 5:30 p.m. No. 24 San Diego State vs. McNeese State, 10 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BAGATE TUESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 17, 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) Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “FZZT” The Goldbergs(:31) Trophy WifeWhat Would You Do? 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DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law sent my 7-year-old son a gift and a card for his birthday. They arrived about a week early. A few days before his birthday, she called and asked if he had received them. He said he had, but before he could explain that he hadn’t opened them, she started talk-ing about the gift inside, revealing the surprise. I have now “heard” she’s upset with me and my son for this awkward moment. She says that from now on she would like a phone call when her cards or gifts arrive, so she can “hear his enjoyment over the phone even if they arrive early.” I don’t think my son did anything wrong. When a gift arrives in advance of an occasion, must it be opened imme-diately? Or can it wait for the actual birthday or Christmas? Sometimes he likes to open one present at a time, write a thank-you note, then open the next, stretching out his gift-opening over a few days. Is this a social no-no? — WONDERING DEAR WONDERING: Gifts are usually opened the day of the occasion. When the occasion is a birthday, the usual expec-tation is that the presents will be opened at the party. At that time a verbal thank-you is offered. A thank-you note should be written a very short time later. Your mother-in-law may have called for reassurance that her gift had arrived. She should not have revealed what it was. You did nothing wrong. The mistake was hers. DEAR ABBY: My good friend “Derek” is in his 30s and just started his first seri-ous relationship. He told me after a week together that she was “the one” and that he loved her. I told him I was happy for him and sug-gested he take things slow so they could really get to know each other. I had a party two nights ago where he introduced his new girlfriend. They spent most of the time making out like teenagers in front of everyone. Some guests were so uncomfort-able they left early. I haven’t seen Derek since, and I’m worried not only that he’s moving too fast to make up for lost time, but that he’s doing it with someone who also is oblivious to how socially unacceptable their behav-ior was. I’m not sure how to express my concerns to my friend without hurting him. — CONCERNED DEAR CONCERNED: It would not be rude or hurtful for you to mention to Derek that you think the girl is “great” — but the show they put on at your party made some of your other guests so uncomfortable they left early. Let’s hope the “hint” is sufficient. DEAR ABBY: My 10year-old daughter told a friend she would go to a concert with her a few months ago. Since then, my daughter decided to end the friendship because the girl was clingy, dra-matic and controlling. Do I insist my daughter go to the concert as she said she would, or let her off the hook? The friend seems to be hoping she will go so they can renew the friendship, but my daughter has no plans to do it. Please help! -MANAGING DISCORD DEAR MOM: If the girl is expecting your daughter to go to the concert with her, your daughter should tell her she does NOT plan to attend so the girl can invite someone else. Do not insist that your daughter associate with anyone who makes her feel uncomfort-able. Her reason for pulling back from that relationship showed good judgment. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Speak passionately but be prepared to encoun-ter other points of view. Sticking to your values will not be difficult, but accept-ing someone else’s is not so easy. Wager the pros and cons and decide if you want to make allowances or not. ++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A little extra work will go a long way. Don’t hesitate to make financial adjust-ments in order to improve your cash flow. Consider your options and whether or not you should pursue new avenues. Romance is on the rise. ++++GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Watch your spending habits. It’s easy to get caught up in the festive spirit of giving. A positive change in your relationships with others will take place if you take the time to listen and discuss interests and future plans. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make personal changes that will help you gain greater respect from your peers. Re-evaluate your posi-tion and your direction. It’s up to you to do what’s right. Don’t let emotions swell and cause problems. Make love, not war, and you’ll avoid duress. +++LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make an effort to get out and meet some new friends. Networking will lead to intellectual banter as well as bright prospects for the future. You’ll feel inspired about taking on a new direc-tion. Take care of unfinished business and make way for new endeavors. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Trouble at home will mount if someone isn’t being honest. Settle any turmoil quickly before too much has been said or done to reverse the problem. Develop a creative skill you enjoy doing. Pick up infor-mation regarding educa-tional pursuits. ++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Travel, communicate and get together with old friends. Discuss your thoughts and plans for the future with someone you’ve always shared an interest with. Don’t ask questions unless you are prepared to hear the truth and deal with the outcome. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Look over personal paperwork and update whatever needs adjusting. Make alterations to your liv-ing space to accommodate guests or projects you want to start. Check your motives before you do something that may cause a backlash. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Decorate, make a move or change your environment to suit your mood and your future prospects. Spend time with someone you love discuss-ing personal plans. Do whatever it takes to set an example that will lead to advancement. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A friend or relative is likely to cause a problem. Don’t let him or her meddle in your affairs. An impulsive move will make you look bad or cause a dispute. Step back and consider the consequences before you overreact. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Spend time shopping or picking up items that you can use for a creative pursuit. Send out resumes or answer ads that can lead to a higher income. A younger person in your life will have an impact on a decision you make. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Don’t let emotions take over. Stick to your game plan and move toward your goal. Unfinished busi-ness will be what leads to added stress. Be industri-ous, and you’ll be able to enjoy down time when you are finished. ++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Overeager mother-in-law spoils birthday surprise Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 11-284-DRDivision:MABELBOWENS-GRIER,Petitioner/Wife,andJEFFREYGRIER,Respondent/Husband.NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-LUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH DEPENDENTOR MINOR CHIL-DRENTO: Jeffrey GrierAddress UnknownYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven D. Miller, Esquire, 950 South Pine Island Road, Suite A-150, Plan-tation, Florida 33324 on or before 01-10-14 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Flori-da 32055 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.Copies of all court documents in this case, including order, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-fice. You may review these docu-ments upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-cuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file No-tice of Current Address, Florida Su-preme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-quires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, in-cluding dismissal or striking of pleadings.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy: /s/ Sol Rodriguez05542385December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AP-PLYTO BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS TO VACATE PLATNOTICE IS HEREBYgiven that WILLIAM C. ROWAN, WILLIAM RILEYROWAN and RUTHIE ROWAN BERNECKER intend to apply by appropriate petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida, at its next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on January 2, 2014, commenc-ing at 5:30 PM in the Council Cham-bers, 372 W. Duval Street, Lake City, Florida to vacate a portion of the following described plat of land in Columbia County, Florida, as fol-lows:Lots 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39, Country Lake in Woodborough, Phase 2, ac-cording to the plat thereof as record-ed in Plat Book 9, Pages 57-58, Pub-lic Records of Columbia County, Florida.andTwo sixty feet wide strips of land ly-ing between Lots 25 and 27 and be-tween Lots 35 and 37, Country Lake in Woodborough, Phase 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Pages 57-58, Public Records of Columbia County Florida.All persons having any interest in the title to the above described real prop-erty are hereby notified that WIL-LIAM C. ROWAN, WILLIAM RI-LEYROWAN AND RUTHIE ROWAN BERNECKER, as the owners of all the lands described above, will request that the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida vacate that portion of sail plat as hereinabove described.DATED this 5th of December, 2013.DARBY& PEELEBy: /s/ Richard E. Stadler.Post Office Drawer 1707Lake City, Florida 32056Telephone 386-752-4120Facsimile 386-758-4569Attorneys for Petitioner05542424December 10, 17, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO: 12-000528-CAWELLS FARGO BANK, NA,Plaintiff,vs.CHRISTOPHER SALZER; CECI-LIASALZER; UNKNOWN TEN-ANTI; UNKNOWN TENANTII; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; USAAFEDERALSAVINGS BANK, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grant-ees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claim-ing by, through and under any of the above-named DefendantsDefendants.AMENDED NOTICE OF FORE-CLOSURE SALENOTICE is hereby given that the un-dersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, will on the 15th day of January 2014 at 11 o’clock A.M., at the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida, offer for sale and sell at pub-lic outcry to the highest and best bid-der for cash, the following described property situate in Columbia County, Florida:LOT146, EMERALD LAKES, PHASE FOUR, ASUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 6, PAGES 151 AND 152 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDApursuant to the Final Judgment en-tered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above.Any person or entity claiming an in-terest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure 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.WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 3rd day of Decem-ber 2013.P. DeWitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542448December 17, 24, 2013 IN THE COUNTYCOURT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE NO. 13-468-CCBUDDYMAC JOHNSON,Plaintiff,vs.CHRISTINACHALREO BREAULT,Defendants.NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALENotice is hereby given that the fol-lowing described real property:Lots 5, 6, 15 and 16 of Block 8, Ma-son City, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 31, public records of Columbia County, Florida.shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Final Judgment in the above styled action dated November 18, 2013, and also any subsequent amended or corrected final judgment, at the Co-lumbia County Courthouse in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, to the best and highest bid-der for cash. Any person claiming an interest in any surplus from the sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the notice of lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.WITNESS my hand and official seal in the State and County aforesaid this 5th day of December, 2013.P. DEWITTCASON,Clerk of CourtBy /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542423December 10, 17, 2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALEFORTWHITE AUTOMOTIVE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/02/14, 8:00 am at 8493 SW. US Hwy 27, Fort White, FL32038, pur-suant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. FORTWHITE AU-TOMOTIVE reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.2G1WF52E3391810012003 CHEVROLET05542566DECEMBER 17, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCase No.: 12-2012-CA-000306BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plain-tiff,v.DANNELLWILKERSON; et al., Defendants,NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Summary Judgment dated November 25, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 12-2012-CA-00306, of the Circuit Court of the Third Ju-dicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff, and DANNELLWILKERSON; DAN-IELC. WILKERSON A/K/ADAN-IELWILKERSON, AN INCAPACI-TATED ADULTBYAND THROUGH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIELC. WILKERSON A/K/ADANIELWILKERSON, AN INCAPACITATED A; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANNELLWILKER-SON; CITIFINANCIALAUTO CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#2; ALLOTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINSTANAMED DEFEND-ANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TOBE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN IN-TERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-ER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants.P.DEWITTCASON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash on the third floor of the Co-lumbia County Courthouse, located at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL32055 at 11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of January 2014 the follow-ing described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judg-ment, to wit:LOT66, 67 AND 68, UNIT20, THREE RIVERS ESTATES, AC-CORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 6, PAGE 14, PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A1992 WINTER HAVEN, VIN# FLAMBW44832984 with the street address of: 128 SWPLEAS-ANTTERRACE, FORTWHITE, FL32038.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. After 60 days, only the owner of re-cord as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jacquetta Bradley, ADACoordinator, Third Judicial Circuit, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, Florida, at (386) 719-7428 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770.WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 25, 2013.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE COURTBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542446December 17, 24, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AP-PLYTO BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS TO VACATE PLATNOTICE IS HEREBYgiven that WILLIAM C. ROWAN, intends to apply by appropriate petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida, at its next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on January 2, 2014, commenc-ing at 5:30 PM in the Council Cham-bers, 372 W. Duval Street, Lake City, Florida to vacate a portion of the following described plat of land in Columbia County, Florida, as fol-lows:Lots 2, 3, 5, 7, 15, and 17, Country Lake in Woodborough, Phase 1, ac-cording to the plat thereof as record-ed in Plat Book 8, Pages 97-99, Pub-lic Records of Columbia County, Florida.All persons having any interest in the title to the above described real prop-erty are hereby notified that WIL-LIAM C. ROWAN, as the owner of all the lands described above, will re-quest that the Board of County Com-missioners of Columbia County, Florida vacate that portion of said plat as hereinabove described.DATED this 5 day of December, 2013.DARBY& PEELEBy: /s/ Richard E. Stadler.Post Office Drawer 1707Lake City, Florida 32056Telephone 386-752-4120Facsimile 386-758-4569Attorneys for Petitioner05542425December 10, 17, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 12-2012-CA-000631WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff,v.JULIE AGIBBONS A/K/AJULIE GIBBONS A/K/AJULIE ANNE GIBBONS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JULIE AGIBBONS A/K/AJU-LIE GIBBONS A/K/AJULIE ANNE GIBBONS; UNKNOWN TENANT1; UNKNOWN TENANT2; AND ALLUNKNOWN PAR-TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-ITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure en-tered on November 26, 2013 in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the prop-erty situated in Columbia County, Florida, described as:APORTION OF LOT24, PINE HAVEN, ASUBDIVISION AS PER MAPOR PLATTHEREOF RE-CORDED IN PLATBOOK 6, PAGE 138, OF THE PUBLIC RE-CORDS OF COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLYDESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN ATTHE NORTHWESTCORNER OF SAID LOT24, PINE HAVEN, AND RUN N 8952’32’’E, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAYLINE OF GRAPE STREET, 469.74 FEET, THENCE RUN S 0025’10’’E, 366.58 FEET, THENCE RUN S 5419’52’’W, 251.32 FEET, THENCE RUN N 7655’01’’W, 282.48 FEETTO APOINTON THE EASTERLYRIGHT-OF-WAYLINE OF ICHETUCKNEE ROAD, SAID POINTBEING ON ACURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST, THENCE RUN NORTHER-LYALONG THE EASTERLYRIGHT-OF-WAYLINE OF ICHE-TUCKNEE ROAD AND SAID CURVE, HAVING ARADIUS OF 3,859.72 FEETTHROUGH ACEN-TRALANGLE OF 0357’45’’, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 266.94 FEET(CHORD N 0133’00’’E 266.89 FEET) TO THE END OF SAID CURVE, THENCE RUN N 0006’14’’W, ALONG THE EAST-ERLYRIGHT-OF-WAYLINE OF ICHETUCKNEE ROAD, 181.36 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGIN-NING TOGETHER WITH THATCERTAIN 1997 GENERALLEAS-ING CO. TRIPLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN GMHGA1509615046A, TITLE #71775844, AND VIN GMHGA1509615046B, TITLE #71775843 AND VIN GMHGA1509615046C, TITLE #71775842, WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED.a/k/a 212 SWGRAPE ST, LAKE CITY, FL32024-5042 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NWHer-nando Avenue, Lake City, FL32055, on February 26, 2014 beginning 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 DIS-ABILITIES: IF YOU ARE APER-SON WITH ADISABILITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, ATNO COSTTO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACTNANCYNYDAM ATROOM 205, COLUMBIACOUN-TYCOURTHOUSE, P.O. BOX 1569, LAKE CITY, FL(904) 758-2163; SUNCOM 839-2163, WITH-IN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPTOF THIS NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL(904) 758-2139.Dated this 27th day of November 2013.P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542445December 17, 24, 2013 PUBLIC AUCTION1998 CHEVYVIN# 1G1ND52M6W2135082000 HONDAVIN#1HGCG3242YA010336CREAMER’S WRECKER SERVICE 290 NE SUNNYBROOK ST.LAKE CITY, FL32055COLUMBIACOUNTY386-752-2861SALE DATE: JANUARY6, 2014 8:00 AM05542531December 17, 2013 LegalPUBLIC NOTICEON INVITATION TO BIDITB-008-2014Sealed bids will be accepted by the City of Lake City, Florida, 205 N Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 until January 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at which time all bids will be opened and read aloud in the City Council Chambers located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 205 N Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida.PIPE, PIPE FITTINGS, & FIRE HYDRANTS FOR NEW12" MAINBid specifications may be viewed on the City website: or at Contact the Procurement Department at (386) 719-5816 or (386) 719-5818 for more information.05542557December 17, 2013 PUBLIC AUCTION2003 MITSVIN# 4A3AA46G23E161659CREAMER’S WRECKER SERVICE 290 NE SUNNYBROOK ST.LAKE CITY, FL32055COLUMBIACOUNTY386-752-2861SALE DATE: DECEMBER 31, 2013 8:00 AM05542559December 17, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 12-374-CAWELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff,Vs.STACEYJOHNS; KEVIN JOHNS; UNKNOWN TENANT; UN-KNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN JOHNS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STACEYJOHNS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTY, Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated the 26 day of November, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12-374-CA, of the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for Co-lumbia County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and STACEYJOHNS KE-VIN JOHNS UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN JOHNS N/K/ATONYJOHNS; and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STACEYJOHNS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTYare deLegalfendants. The Clerk of this Court shall see to the highest and best bid-der for cash at the, Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E HERNANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FL32055, 11:00 AM on the 26 day of February, 2014, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Final Judg-ment, to wit:APARTOF THE SW1/4 OF SEC-TION 22, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, MORE PARTIC-ULARLYDESCRIBED AS: COM-MENCE ATTHE SOUTHEASTCORNER OF THE SW1/4 OF SAID SW1/4 AND RUN N 034'32'' W, ALONG THE EASTLINE THEREOF, 511.82 FEETTO APOINTON THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAYLINE OF ST. CATHERINE ROAD (AN EXIST-ING COUNTYMAINTAINED ROAD); SAID POINTALSO BE-ING THE POINTOF BEGINNING; THENCE S 6639’52’’W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAYLINE, 272.63 FEET; THENCE N 049'30'' W, 1410.70 FEET; THENCE N 8841’57’’E, 257.58 FEET; THENCE S 034’32’’E, 1308.48 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING, COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDA.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM 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 this 27th day of November 2013.P. DEWITTCASONClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542444December 17, 24, 2013REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On 755-5440Toplace your classified ad call


Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 20135B Self-PropelledVacuum/Chipper/ShredderLike new.$699Call386-754-0854 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 05542347PRESSROOM 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. 05542526ACCOUNTANT Auditor position open in local CPAFirm. Accounting or related degree and experience required. Acareer position, competative salary and benefits. Send resume to: 05542569World Class CEMENT MANUFACTURER is in need of experienced Electrical Maintenance Technician to install, maintain, and repair electric and electronic equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to: High and low voltage tests and troubleshooting; electric control, piping, wiring, pneumatic, & hydraulic controls, air conditioning, operate mobile equipment, weigh feeders, calibration & troubleshooting, Shenck & Pfister Systems, test, calibrate & troubleshoot; & assist with departments needs as necessary. HS Diploma or equivalent preferred. Experience Required. Position requires working rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, overtime & accept call-ins after hours. Suwannee American Cement, located in Branford, FL. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants send resumes to or fax to Human Resources: 386-935-5071. 52 Temp Nursery Workers needed 1/22/14-11/20/14. Wrkrs will perform any combo of duties to plant, cultivate, and harvest nursery stock. Wrkrs will be required to harvest both container and field grown plants, trees and shrubs. 3 month verifiable experience working in agriculture/horticulture Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. All tools, supplies, equipment provided at no cost. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract, or earlier if appropriate. Random drug testing at employer’s expense. Pay rate is the highest $9.78/hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity. Worksite in Mobile Co. AL. Applicants should report or send a resume to the nearest FLAgency of Workforce Innovations office ref job order # 1168795 or call 386-755-9026. T.A.S. Inc DBACottage Hill Nursery Irvington, AL Gilman Building Products Co is accepting applications for Security Guard at the Sawmill located in Lake Butler. Ahigh school diploma or equivalent is required. Computer knowledge is required. We have competitive rates & 401K, dental & health insurance, paid vacation & holidays & promotional opportunities. This position is night shift and every weekend. Interested applicants should apply in person from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM at the front office. Maintenance Assistant Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the immediate position of Part Time Maintenance Assistant to assist with Renovation Projects. Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Apply in Person 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 386-752-7900 Drug Free Workplace/EOE 100Job Opportunities60 TEMP Farm Workers needed 1/20/14-10/31/14. Wrkrs will perform a variety of duties associated with growing peaches and other vegetables. 3 months verifiable experience pruning commercial fruit bearing trees. Wrkrs may perform support duties such as operate farm equipment, packing and general field/ orchard maintenance. Pre-employment & random drug testing at the employer’s expense. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. All tools, supplies, & equip provided at no cost. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract, or earlier if appropriate. Pay rate is $9.78/hr or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity. Worksites in Chesterfield Co. SC. Applicants should report or send a resume to the nearest FLAgency of Workforce Innovations office or call 386-755-9026 & reference job # 570199. McLeod Farms – McBee, SC HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Wellborn area. Monday's 10am-3pm, $65. 386-362-8165. LOOKING FOR Class A drivers with experience in hauling logs. Call 904-964-4500. Secretary for in-home office. Salary negotiable depending on experience. References required. For appt. call 755-3155 Whack A-Do now hiring Stylist. Full time/Part time Hourly pay + commission. No Clientel needed Full Service or Just Hair Cuts. Contact Darlene. 386-984-6738 120Medical Employment05542402RN’S/LPN’S 7a-7Pand 7p-7a OPENINGS in a 180 SNF and Rehab Center, full time, excellent benefits, 1-2 years experience in a similar field preferred. Admissions and Marketing Asst ., FT, must be knowledgeable in admissions requirements in a skilled nursing facility with at least 2 years experience. Apply in person at Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 Helvenston St., Live Oak, FL32064. Tel 386-362-7860 05542455UFLake City CardiovascularCenter Wanted part-time RN, 20 very flexible hours per week. ACLS certified require, Cardiology exp. preferred. Please send resume to An Equal Opportunity Institute Drug-Free Workplace PT CNA or MA needed for medical office on T,W,TH 8a-5p. Fax resume to (386) 754-1712 240Schools & Education05542377INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class1/13/2014• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class1/13/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies FREE TO good home 12 year old female black lab mix, all shots, heartworm meds incl., single dog family. 386-752-0995 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. 408Furniture Dark Green Reliner, very clean, no pets. $75. 386-754-0023 LTBlue multi color couch Very clean, no pets $100 386-754-0023 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 630Mobile Homes forRent2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $500/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 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 SWMH 1BR/1BA. Kit, LR. W/D included. $450. mo $200 sec. dep. In Ft. White Call for more info. 386-497-3088. Lv message 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2 bd/1ba AC/Heat enclosed back porch/Sun Porch. $450 mth+Sec. Dep. Located across from DOT. Refrences Needed.752-5326 2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/1BADUPLEX $650mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 Nice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 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 STUDIO APT. FOR RENT All utilities included & Cable, $500 month + $300 sec. deposit. Call 386-697-9950 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 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 1/4 ACRE, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pym’t, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 Nice 6.65 acre tract of vacant land. Well, septic & power pole. Ready for your site built or MH. $44,000 MLS85624 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 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. 810Home forSale 2br/2ba mfg home on paved road w/1,216 SqFt, new roof in 2003, fp plus self-contained 35’camper for guests. $69,900 MLS85206 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 3br/2ba In Colubmia County. Large master suite w/glamour bath & split floor plan. on 1/2 acre $174,900 MLS83469 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 3br/2ba on 1 acre! On a beautifully landscaped yard. Lg Master complete w/garden tub. Lg open kit w/lots of cabinets. $137,500 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Fixer-Upper1940’s House, (1750 Sq Ft) on 5 acres in Ft White. $59,900, owner financing w/$15,000 down payment. I will consider less for cash. Property is 164 Genesis CT, near FTWhite Park. Call Charlie 386-984-7226. Home on over 2 acres! 3br/3ba, 2 FP, unique master suite. 12x14 concrete shet, rv hookup. Jackie Taylor& Associates MLS86793 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 LG 4br/2ba DWMH on 4.95 acres. FP, lg rooms w/walk-in-closets, master bath w/garden tub, open kit w/lots of cabinet space. $94,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 810Home forSale Located in Live Oak 3br/2ba DWMH on 1 acre. New carpet, lg rooms, open kit w/island, spacious master w/garden tub. $64,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 STARTOUTor retire in this immaculate, fully furnished home for only $51,000 Nate Sweat (386)628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#82545 SPACIOUS 4BR/2BAbrick home on 3.28 acres, pool, detached garage and pole barn! $169,000 Janet Creel (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#83668 LOCATION! Great 3BR home overlooking Lake Isabella, new windows, doors & carpet $69,900 Debbie King (386)365-3886 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#84387 GORGEOUS and immactulate 3BR/2BAhome on 5 acres, must see! $124,990 Anite Toneti (386)697-3780 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85544 Spacious 4br,split floor plan w/sep living rm & fam rm. Fenced backyard for privacy & above ground pool MLS81472 $237,000 Missy Zucher 623-0237 Remax Rustic cypress log cabin 2br/1ba w/solar panels. Wood stove & gas range. 18 acres fenced. MLS81761 $94,999 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2821 Cypress Landing! 3br/2ba w/split floor plan, large kitchen, great room & dining area overlooking lanai $119,000 MLS81996 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Nice mini farm on 2 ac. fenced & cross fencd w/water for livestock. 2br/2ba, all appliances new. $45,000 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 MLS82569 Riverfront: 114ft, 2/2, 1.156sq ft, completely furnished, shop/ storage, deck at river. $150,000 MLS83114 Glenda McCall 208-5244 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Brick home. Formal LR, Lg fam room w/brick FP. 2 storage bldgs. Screened porch. $135,000 MLS 83143 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 3BR/2BARanch. Can be purchased w/adjoining lot! $136,000. Adjoining lot is $10,000 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 Jackie Taylor& Associates MLS83172 Features volume ceilings, master suite w/private den/study, gorgeous pool and game room, lg center island MLS83450 $499,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Great location! Off Paved road in desirable community. 3br/3ba, sep fam rm, Florida rm, wookshop & detached garage. MLS83598 Missy Zucker 623-0237 Remax Country living close to town: beautiful well maintained home & manicured grounds. 3/2 $159,000 MLS83604 Sherrel McCall 688-7563 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Near Santa Fe River.Well maintained manufactured home on 1.8 acres. $64,900 MLS84076 Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Super package. Modular home on 1 acre lot. 3br/2ba. Front porch & back deck. $69,900 MLS84092 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Beautiful home, pool, tile, carpet & hickory flooring, FPwith gas insert, granite in baths. $225,000 FPw/gas insert MLS84384 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Centry 21-Darby Rogers Custom built. Open floor plan w/oversized custom island kit. Master suite has lg sitting area. $199,900 MLS 84561 HeatherCraig 466-9223 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Well kept 3br/2br. Vaulted ceiling great rm leads to FLrm. $124,900 MLS 84613 Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Home on 5 acres. 4br/2ba split floor plan. Lg back porch leads right to pool. $229,900 MLS84651 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Century 21-Darby Rogers Price Reduced! Recently remodeled trilevel home, lg open kitchen w/lots of cabinets. $199,000 MLS84683 HeatherCraig 466-9223 810Home forSale 3/2.5 brick home. FP, vaulted ceilings & beautifully landscaped yard w/3 outbuildings. 24x34 metal bldg. $219,000 MLS84695 Irvin Dees 208-4276 Poole Realty Retirement living 55+ 2br/2ba, open kit w/bar & dining room, lg br, office /craft w/lots of windows $80,000 MLS84702 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 3br/2ba in Union County on 1.3+/acres! Upgrades incl gorgeous cabinetry, granite countetops, 10’ceilings. $235,000 MLS84716 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 7+/acres! 4br/2.5ba, in Union County. Built in 2001. Very spacious w/many upgrades. Amust see! $289,900 MLS84803 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 2br/1ba on almost a half acre. Quiet & well maintained neighborhood. Gorgeous view. MLS84808 $199,900 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Quality home. 2.87 acres can be divided for 2nd dewelling. Small cabin on property w/wood burning stove. $137,500 MLS84864 David Mincey 590-0157 Poole Realty Lg Manufactured 4br/2ba, 2040sq ft, covered fr porch, screen back porch, island in kit, laundry off kit. $110,000 MLS84966 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 321 NWSunset Hill Ct offers astonishing panoramic view! 3,629 SqFt brick home on 2 acres w/inground pool $289,500 MLS84978 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Very private 4br/2ba country brick on 5 horse ready acres. Fenced & cross fenced. Lg barn/workshop MLS85044 $213,900 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2521 2br/2ba home, w/upgraded kit cabinets, enclosed sunroom. Master br has 2 closets & shower. 2nd bd has full bath. MLS85066 $70,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Solid Brick 3br/2ba, great room, fam room. Open back patio overlooks private back yard, 1 acre. MLS85098 $185,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Concrete block home in town. LR, fam rm w/wood burning FP. Master br has 1.5 ba $108,900 MLS 85161 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Well maintained custom built, many unique features. Split floor plan, plus more! $349,999 Centry 21 Darby Rogers MLS85308 HeatherCraig 466-9223 2br/1ba in town. Built in 1996 & includes some appliances. Large carport. Ready to be moved into! $89,000 MLS85365 Poole Realty Vern Roberts 688-1940 Tri-River Farms! 3br/2ba beautifully maintained mfg home with workshop all on 2.31 acres in Branford area $79,900 MLS85370 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Country Home only minutes from town! 3br/2ba on sq 1-acre lot w/1,709SqFt.Quiet & cozy neighborhood. $128,900 MLS85473 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5100 3B Wood look vinyl in kitchen & dining room. 1 acre fenced. Piece of country just minutes to I-75 $499,000 MLS85528 Jo Lytte 365-2821 Remax Professionals Handyman Special! This beautiful 16 acres is priced to sell! Home needs a little TLC; ONLY $89,900 MLS85598 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 810Home forSale Brick 3br/1ba, corner lot, near shopping, parks, schools, screen porch, wooded deck, fenced back yard. $94,000 Denise MilliganBose Realty 397-3313 MLS85637 Beautiful Pool home on 3/4 acre. Lg 4br/2ba almost 2000sf & sits in spectacular & manicured subdivision. $209,000 MLS85657 Remax Missy Zucher 623-0237 Beautiful 3.5 acres surround large Ranch style 3br/3ba in High Point Subdivision. $159,900 MLS85669 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax 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 830Commercial PropertyHOME/OFFICE Building in town with 1,564 sq. ft., very nice! Only $95,000 (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85234 Beauty Parlor, great office location! With purchase of adjoining lot $165,000 Sabrina Suggs (386)854-0686 MLS85381 Jackie Taylor& Associates 860Investment PropertyLOADED Hunting camp on 89 acres with everything (call for list) you need! $299,000 Rob Edwards (386)965-0763 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85131 Buy your own private fresh water spring on the Sante Fe River. 4,500ft of water frontage & 561 acres. MLS83354 William Golightly 590-6681 Poole Realty REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On


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Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Associated Press With Nick Saban out, here are six possibilities for the Texas job. Art Briles, Baylor. Hiring the Baylor coach might seem like slumming it for some Texas fans, but any coach who can turn Baylor into Big 12 champi ons deserves a look. Hes 36-15 in the last four sea sons at the one-time cellar dweller. The 58-year Texan and longtime high school coach in the Lone Star state doesnt have the most cap tivating personality, but his offense is a thrill-a-minute. He recently signed a 10year contract extension for about $4 million annually. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State. The 48-year-old for mer Nick Saban assistant has turned Florida State back into a national pow erhouse in four seasons since taking over for Bobby Bowden. Hes 44-10 in his first head coaching job, and has set up the Seminoles to be a force for the future. He reportedly agreed to a new five-year contract last week that will push h is salary to $4 million per season. James Franklin, Vanderbilt. The 41-yearold has star quality. Young. Handsome. Charismatic. And hes 23-14 at Vanderbilt, which is almost unthink able. He signed what the school called a long-term contract after last season. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State. The quarterback has been coaching his alma since 2005. He is 77-37, helping the Cowboys go from afterthought to peren nial Big 12 contender. He is in the second year of an eight-year contract worth $3.79 million annualy Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers. Ask him about his interest in the Texas job at your own risk. It took him two years to take the 49ers to a Super Bowl after arriving from Stanford, where he turned the forlorn program into one of the countrys best. Jim Mora, UCLA. The former NFL coach had some doubters when he entered the college game last year. Not anymore. He is high energy and has proved capable of landing elite recruits. He is 18-8 overall and 12-6 in the Pac12. He recently agreed to a six-year contract extension. Others include Stanfords David Shaw, Penn States Bill OBrien and Clemsons Dabo Swinney. Possibilities for coaching Texas FILE Florida States Jimbo Fisher has been mentioned for the head coaching job at Texas. League reports Lake City Bowl league results: HIT & MISS Team standings: 1. Strike 3 (50-14); 2. Silver Ladies (41-23); 3. Ten In The Pit (39-25). High team handicap game: 1. Silver Ladies 793; 2. Legal Ladies 785; 3. Strike 3 729. High team handicap series: 1. Ten In The Pit 2,359; 2. Spare Us 2,218; 3. High Five 2,137. High handicap game: 1. Cindy DeSantis 261; 2. Ruth Heims 216; 3. Angie Meek 210. High handicap series: 1. Sandy Black 631; 2. Karen Clampett 625; 3. Cythe Shiver 614. (Results from Dec. 3) GOLDEN ROLLERS Team standings: 1. Power E.N.D.S.; 2. Knock em Down; 3. Jos Crew. High team scratch game: 1. WGASA 678; 2. (tie) Gamblers, Wild Things 656. High team scratch series: 1. Knock em Down 2,037; 2. Senior Moment 1,907; 3. Your Up1,859. High team handicap game: 1. Wild Things 861; 2. Quirky Quad 836; 3. Jos Crew 821. High team handicap series: 1. WGASA 2,481; 2. Knock em Down 2,421; 3. Power E.N.D.S. 2,373. High scratch game: 1. Shirley Highsmith 180; 2. Betty Carmichael 176; 3. (tie) Barbara Griner, Debi Evert 168. 1. George Walters 246; 2. David Duncan 214; 3. Vernon Black 210. High scratch series: 1. Judy Johnson 545; 2. Jane Sommerfeld 474; 3. Betty Brown 444. 1. Bill Dolly 662; 2. Bill Duncan 591; 3. George Mulligan 566. High handicap game: 1. Nancy Tashiro 228; 2. Betty Carmichael 226; 3. Shirley Highsmith 222. 1. George Walters 274; 2. Art Joubert 239; 3. Gerald Hale 232. High handicap series: 1. Jane Sommerfeld 645; 2. Betty Brown 609; 3. Diane Madsen 608. 1. Bill Dolly 731; 2. Vernon Black 669; 3. Bill Price 644. (Results from Nov. 21) TUESDAY NITE MIXED High team handicap game: 1. O 2 Cool 852; 2. Wolf Pack 851; 3. Willies Fillies 832. High team handicap series: 1. Wolf Pack 2,483; 2. All In 2,452; 3. 10 In The Pitt 2,414. High scratch game: 1. Mary Lobaugh 185; 2. Mary Lobaugh 180; 3. Mary Lobaugh 170. 1. George Walters 231; 2. Bill Dolly 226; 3. Bill Dolly 200. High scratch series: 1. Mary Lobaugh 535; 2. Debbie Walters 467; 3. Maggie Battle 463. 1. Bill Dolly 616; 2. George Walters 609; 3. Steven Hayes 549. High handicap game: 1. Wendy Sanders 222; 2. Debbie Walters 220; 3. Cathey Creel 218. 1. George Walters 255; 2. Bill Dolly 247; 3. Steven Hayes 225. High handicap series: 1. Julie Bell 634; 2. Debbie Walters 632; 3. Mary Lobaugh 631. 1. George Walters 681; 2. Bill Dolly 679; 3. Steven Hayes 657. High average: Mary Lobaugh 170; Bill Dolly 185. (Results from Nov. 26) SEXY SENIORS Team standings: 1. Awesome Four (68-36); 2. Jos Crew (61-43); 3. Pin Droppers (60-44). High team handicap game: 1. Spoilers 875; 2. Handicappers 856; 3. Keglers 845. High team handicap series: 1. Jos Crew 2,458; 2. Awesome Four 2,438; 3. Double Up 2,394. High handicap game: 1. Joyce Crandall 255; 2. Diane Madsen 234; 3. Louise Atwood 233. 1. Morrell Atwood 265; 2. Wayne Johns 226; 3. (tie) Earl Hayward, Ric Yates 223. High handicap series: 1. Joanne Denton 719; 2. Janet Nash/ Schaafsma 654; 3. Ann Soliz 629. 1. David Duncan 671; 2. Rainer Stutt 624; 3. Joe Peterson 622. (Results from Nov. 12) TGIF Team standings: 1. Trinity (43.516.5); 2. Back At Ya Again (38-22); 3. The Incredi-Bowls (37.5-22.5). High team handicap game: 1. Sandpipers 877; 2. The IncrediBowls 869; 3. Five Alive 867. High team handicap series: 1. Sandpipers 2,619; 2. The Incredi-Bowls 2,557; 3. Alvin & The Chipmonks 2,504. High scratch game: 1. Carol Younger 212; 2. Karen Coleman 201; 3. Ida Hollingsworth 199. 1. Cody Stuart 247; 2. Wally Howard 244; 3. Mark Pentolino 234. High scratch series: 1. Karen Coleman 561; 2. Ida Hollingsworth 520; 3. Dorothee Call 506. 1. Cody Stuart 660; 2. Wally Howard 649; 3. Dustin Howard 616. High handicap game: 1. Carol Younger 276; 2. Dorothee Call 250; 3. Roberta Stem 246. 1. Mark Pentolino 270; 2. Charlie Jolliffe 263; 3. George Mulligan 256. High handicap series: 1. Dorothee Call 698; 2. Carol Younger 685; 3. Dorinda Feasel 668. 1. (tie) Blake Landen, Dustin Howard 697; 3. Cody Stuart 684. (Results from Dec. 6)

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