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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 18, 2005
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-

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Fort White

Campus idea could
pave way for larger
county presence.
I) ourng, lakec ir report er. corn
Fort White might get a
Columbia County government

engineer to prepare a site plan
officials said
the county to is
There'sbuying a
6. 0 5 acre
parcel of
land in Fort
ings,"White and Weaver
will hire an
engineer to prepare a site plan
in the spring. But officials
ah30,ady hae haidveas for whaor
they grant to build.
"There's built, tuallyhe two build-
buidings," said Deweouby Weaver,
count, commissioner district
two. "in the first is the public
library and that should be in
this budget year (Oct. 1-Sept.

Weav30, 2006). We have applied foron
a grant from the state."
If built, the new library
building would double in
space to 5.000 square feet and
cost "in the neighborhood of
$200,000 for just the building,"
Weaver said. Construction
"would probably begin in late
summer or early fall."
. After the 2006 legislative
session ends, the county will
know if it has been awarded

the grant.
The county' conducted a
usage survey that indicated
the library needed more
space to enhance services it
"With limited space, they're
limited in the type of pro-
grams that they can provide as.
far as after-school programs
and that sort of thing," Weaveir
The parcel of land is west of
SR 47 across from the. South
Columbia Sports Park. The
library will be visible from
SR 47. with entrance from an
access road . ::, ...
Many small children iuse
the library and Weaver said it
will be safer for the users.
The second building is a
general government-building.
Right now Doyle Crews, prop-
erty appraiser;, ard' Liz Horne,
supervisor of elections, share
an office and there isn't
enough space for them to be
there on the same day.
With a new building, those
agencies, along with the tax
collector, could choose a day
to all open for the convenience
of residents in the south end
of the county. Weaver said.
But with no money in the
current budget, the general
government building is not a
done deal.
"This is a (County
Commissioners) board
COUNTY continued on 8.4

Downtown Freezes
Zack Ostendorf, 10, of Lake City, prepares to let a snowball fly on
the snowhill during the Fourth Annual Snow Day in Oiustee Park.
For more sights from the frozen festivities, see page 8A.


Home away



Katrinaevacuees make new start in Lake City

Emotional time of
year catches some
victims out of sorts.
Idotne. @liakeci report rer.conm

is old news.
Many local
evacuees think
the average
person probably turns the
page now when they read
about the storm's devastation
in newspapers. After all,
Katrina hit almost five
months ago and the Gulf
Coast is beginning to rebuild.
But for the hundreds of
people who evacuated to
, Columbia County, the
aftermath is far from finished.
Every day is a new challenge
for people who are trying to
make this area their home for
the holidays.
Local organizations are
doing the best they can to
help evacuees rebuild their
lived, making north Florida-
their permanent homes.
From Big City
to Small Town
Louadrian Reed had a '
good life.
The 70-year-old woman
had a nice home, she lived
close to her three adult
children and her husband
had a private dental practice.
She had a full social calendar.
lots of friends and spent most
of her days from September
through March planning an
annual festival in New
Now, Louadrian lives in a
three-bedroom Windsoig,
Apartment with her husband
and her 94-year-old mother,
Stella Dejoie. The family is
trying to adjust to their new
"We're starting life from
square one in a brand new
community," Louadrian says.
"We came from big city'
living. I've never lived in a

Catholic Charities Executive Director Suzanne Edwards (right), volunteers Kay Burch, Dot
Gallegos, and Bunny Fisher wrap presents for hurricane victim's children. INSET: Displaced New
Orleans residents Louadrien Reed (right) and mother Stella Dejoie stand next to the window in
their apartment at Windsong Apartments, where they've stayed since evacuating in October.

small city before."
Louadrian says she likes
the charm of Lake City, but
living here is a lot different
than New Orleans, where she

times, bu
can't lau;
talk aboi
would bi
worse. Eve
here is
People he
to talk ab
Katrnna evacuee fr

spent her
entire life.
She was a
little nervous
the first time
she drove
Norris Drive
at night
there were
no street
lights. ,
"I'm used
to the city
being all lit
up at night,"
she says.
But the

hardest part for Louadrian is'
coping with her loneliness.
"I'm hundreds of miles
away from everyone now,"
she says. "I miss my family

and friends. We had a lot of
social events. I don't know
anyone here." i
Louadrian's children now
'are scattered throughout the
get Louadrian and
sed at Stella spend
most days at
t if you home in their
gh and apartment
ut it, it, because
Lit t, Louadrian's:
e a lot husband takes
erybody their car to
work every
really day.
ending. Not having
re want transportation
makes it
out it" nearly
impossible for
Petit, Louadrian to

rom Louisiana

run daily
errands, such

as taking her mother to the
doctor and picking up
prescriptions. The family had
three cars in New Orleans,
and Louadrian led a busy, city'

lifestyle. For her, being
confined to an apartment all
day with her mother feels
like being in jail.
Stella, who has been on
her own for years. has had a
difficult time learning to live
in close quarters with her
family. Two small couches, a
coffee table and a television
barely fit into the cramped
living room inside the
family's apartment. Stella
stands in the small space
between the kitchen and the
living room, not comfortable
enough to sit down. She
looks off into the distance as
she talks about how she used
to sit outside on the veranda
that wrapped around her
spacious home in New
"I miss my yard," Stella
says. "I'm a gardener."
Stella grew a variety of
plants, such as roses,
orchids and vegetables in
VICTIMS continued on 9A

Organizations roll ut red carpet
.., f, carpet.

LINDSAY DOWNEYLale Citv Reporter
Catholic Charities Executive Director Suzanne Edwards
(right) stands with Hurricane Katrina evacuee Jack Owens
in front of Catholic Charities, where Owens and many:
other evacuees have received relief assistance.

Colunbia County
extends a helping
hand to evacuees.
As Hurricane Katrina
prepared to
pummel the
United States last
August, thousands of residents
of the Gulf Coast filled up their.
gas tanks and hit the road.
Evacuees made the long,
traffic-jammed ride down 1-10,
looking for a place to sleep. But
many of them found that all the

motels were full until they
arrived at Columbia County
. "We were the first place that
had lodging," Catholic Charities
director Suzanne Edwards says
of Lake City. As a result,
Catholic Charities was
bombarded with hurricane
evacuees all in need of a place to
Local organizations soon
found themselves working with
hundreds of displaced people
who set up camp in Columbia
County. To date, Catholic
Charities alone has helped more
than 780 people from the Gulf
HELP continued on 8A

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Apartment hunting gets

harder with condo craze

Pictured is the Montecello apartment complex soon to become the
Villa Bellini Condominium in Miami.

AP Business Writer

MIAMI Diana Perez got
the letter a few months ago:
the apartment complex-
where she and her family live
was converting into condo-
miniums. They had to leave if
they couldn't pay a 20 percent
down payment on their two-
bedroom apartment, now
selling for $185,000.
That's $37,000 up front on
the apartment they now rent
for $900 a month too much

for the 36-year-
old who works in
nail salon and
her car salesman
husband, so
they're looking
for someplace
else. But in the
red hot Florida
real estate mar-'
ket, they're hav-
ing trouble find-
ing anything
"What I want'

to find is a place where I can
stay and they're not going to
kick me out" if the owners
decide to convert into
condos, she said.
As apartment building
owners .face rising property
taxes and rents lower than
home prices in certain areas,
many are deciding to convert
them into condos. That can
generatedt large prbofis for :
owners, but the dwindling
supply of apartments 'makes
it harder for renters like

Petez to find a place to live.
But developers say they
help people who can't buy a
single-family home by provid-
ing more affordable condos.
Problems finding apart-
ments are more due to popu-
lation growth and the difficul-
ty for building owners to stay
afloat with lower rents, said
William Friedman, chief
executive of Tarragon Corp.,
an New York-based urban
homebuilder and condo


condos offer
buyers an
option to
build up
equity and
live in more
with fewer
ties than
owning a
home, he
So far this
of apartments

year, the value

sold to become condos is
$22.6 billion, or. about
152,655 units, according to
Real Capital Analytics.
And the benefit for devel-
opers to convert is clear. So
far this year, apartments con-
verted into condos sold for an
average of $154,000, com-
pared- to an, average of
:$88,000for units in buildings
that were sold as rentals,
accordingg to the research*

.. IEW

"If there needs to be any
changes in the policy as it
relates to certification of
machines, then we should
do so."
-Jeb Bush,
Florida governor

Gov. Bush calls for

further review of

voting machines
Associated Press -Sancho persuaded Leon
TALLAHASSEE Gov. County commissioners
Jeb Bush said the state Tuesday to scrap the
should review the way it Diebold system in favor of
tests electronic voting one manufactured by
machines after a .local elec- Election Systems &
tions official said the Software, which also makes
devices could be hacked to the ATM-style touch-screen
change race outcomes. voting machines used in
Bush's remarks Friday Miami-Dade and Broward.
come after the acting secre- Bush also questioned
tary of state, David Mann, whether Sancho gave away
said he was confident in the privileged information -
process of certifying voting which Sancho denies but
machines. Mann said he said the issue is "too
was "concerned" only that important" to ignore.
Leon County Elections "If there needs to be any
Supervisor Ion Sancho changes in policy as it
might have given an out- relates to certification of
sider access to computer machines, then we should
codes for a test of the do so," Bush said.
Diebold optical-scan Bush said Sancho should
machines. meet with incoming
Sancho sent state elec- Secretary of State Sue
tions officials a letter Friday Cobb, when she takes office
requesting they do "further, in January, to discuss ways
investigation" of Diebold to improve voting security
Election Systems Accuvote and accuracy.
2000. Sancho said his inter- "I welcome the remarks,"
nal tests showed the optical- Sancho said. "It's the
scan machine's'hmemory- responsible :-publicopolicy
card produces false results position to examine the
when hacked by 'elections'"' information, rather than
office insiders,. attack the messenger."


Simpson files for divorce in L.A.

LOS ANGELES There will be no
romantic reunion Jessica Simpson
filed for divorce Friday from Nick Lachey.
The couple had jointly announced their
separation Nov. 23 following months of
rumors that their tabloid-friendly
relationship had soured.
Simpson cited irreconcilable
differences in a divorce petition filed in
Los Angeles Superior Court.
Their publicists did not return calls
seeking comment.
Simpson, 25, and Lachey, 32, wed in

Parade for Presley
to be re-created
TUPELO, Miss.-- Elvis
Presley's 1956 homecoming,
which featured a parade in
downtown Tupelo and a
concert, will be re-created as
part of the eighth Elvis Presley
Festival, June 2-4.
In 1956, Presley was
honored with a parade down
Main Street and proclaimed a
favorite son by Gov. J.P
Coleman. The day was capped



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October 2002 and went on to star in their
own MTV reality show, "Newlyweds."
The pair also hosted a 2004 television
special, 'The Nick & Jessica Variety
Simpson's star power skyrocketed after
her marriage. Her 2004 album, "In This
Skin," went platinum, and she released a
Christmas album last year titled,
"Rejoyce The Christmas Album.' She
made her big-screen debut this year,
playing Daisy Duke in "The Dukes of

with a concert where Elvis was
greeted by screaming fans
during the Mississippi-Alabama
State Fair and Dairy Show.
"People were standing and
clapping and waving their
hands in the air to Elvis'
music," said Jane Riley of
Tupelo. "We were all into his
music big-time."
Presley was born in Tupelo
but moved with his parents in
1948 to Memphis, Tenn.,
where he began his recording

The festival hopes to gather
oral histories from people who.
saw the concert, like Janice
Coleman, who experienced a
rare privilege when Elvis '
stepped on her right middle
"I put my hand on stage and
he stepped on my finger," she
said. "He didn't mean to."

All receives
German prize
BERLIN Muhammad Ali
is being honored with a
prestigious German peace
prize for his work with in the
civil rights movement and for
the United Nations.
Ali, 63, is being awarded
the Otto Hahn peace medal
for,his "lifelong engagement
in the American civil rights *

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey

movement and the global
cultural emancipation of blacks,
as well as his work as a
U.N. Goodwill ambassador,"
the organization said.
At a news conference Friday,
the former heavyweight boxing
champ, who has Parkinson's
disease, was helped on stage
and sat next to his wife, Lonnie
Ali, who said he was honored
to be singled out as the first
sportsman to receive the
"Muhammad, from the very
beginning when he started
boxing, he never let it define
him as a person," she said.
"Muhammad has used boxing
as a vehicle to sort of promote
his values and his ideals."
The award is presented
every two years.
* Associated Press

Thought for Today

"No one worth possessing can be
quite possessed."

Sara Teasdale,
American author and poet (1884-1933).


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"What I want to
find is a place
where I can stay
and they're not
going to kick me

Diana Perez,
Miami resident whose
apartment was converted
to a condominium

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Local physicians contribute

to Christmas Dream Machine


Local physicians, their staffs and
other area hospital employees have
decided to make a contribution to the
Christmas Dream Machine.
Friday night, several local physicians
from Lake City Medical Center and
Shands at Lake Shore Hospital, along
with their staffs took part in a Christmas
party, that was used as a toy drive for the
Christmas Dream Machine.
Dr. Adil Kabeer and his wife, Dr.
Rizwana Thanawala, hosted the party at
the Southern Oaks Golf Club where
more than 60 area medical professionals
and their staffs contributed toys for the
Kabeer, a plastic surgeon, said they've
hosted the Christmas party sporadically
for the last six or seven years and this
year they decided to ask for donations
for the Christmas Dream Machine.
"People in Lake City have been good
to us every year, so we decided about six
, years ago, that we would have
-. Christmas parties and invite all the peo-
ple that take care of us," he said. "Every
, year we try and do something different
and this year when we found out about
the Christmas Dream Machine toy
drive, .we decided everyone should.
bring a gift."
His wife, Dr. Thanawala, who is a doc-
tor of gastroenterology, said she was
pleased with the effort made by the
, physicians and their staffs.

UNY OBR IIT Lake Uity Reporter
Ella Mae Jones, a Shands at Lake Shore Hospital operation room technician, puts toys
under a Christmas tree during a Christmas party Friday. The toys are slated to be given to
the Christmas Dream Machine.

'This a wonderful effort made by the
community's physicians and all the
staffs that work for the doctors' offices
that interact with patients to bring a toy
for children that are not so fortunate as
us," Thanawala said. "We're very proud
of the effort that they made to bring
something in and we hope we can
continue to see this as much as we can."
Thanawala said she felt it was impor-
tant to make the contributions to help
the less fortunate children.

'This is important because there are
so many people who are not as blessed
as we are and this is a time where they
really need for us to contribute," she
said. "If we can contribute in any way to
help society to help the kids who are
less fortunate, we should."
Kabeer said approximately 150 toys
were collected at the party and he and
his wife plan to give the toys to the
Christmas Dream Machine toy drive
within the next few days.

Safety first on Lake City City Council list


There isn't much on the
t agenda for the last Lake City
u City Council meeting of the
year, but the first item is
. important to resident's safety.
, At its Monday night meet-
ing, the council will hear a
resolution to renew an annual
mutual aid agreement
between the Lake City Police
!,pDepartment' and other law
enforcement agencies within :
,- the boundaries of the Third-
Judicial Circuit.
'This is if we, or any of the
communities within the
Third Judicial Circuit district,
need assistance during a time
- of emergency or working
together on crime-related
issues that cross jurisdiction-
al boundaries," Lake City City
. Manager Joe Cone said.

"Like a kidnapping or some-
thing of that nature, flight (of
a suspect) from one county or
city to another."
The other police depart-
.ments listed in the agreement
are Cross City, Jasper,
Jennings, Live Oak, Madison,
Perry and White Springs.
The county sheriff's offices
listed are Columbia, Dixie,
Hamilton, Lafayette,
Madison,. Suwannee and
.Taylor. .
: There is also a resolution
to' authorize entering ani
agreement with Crom
Engineering and
Construction Services Inc. to
install polyester curtains in
two one-million gallon water
storage tanks. The tanks are
circular tanks 32-feet high
located above ground on the
west side of town.
According to the

resolution, Crom discounted
its original bid price from
$36,089 to $33,589.
'There is a problem with
water going in and going
right back out. So there's a
potential for stagnant water
to develop in the tanks. So
you put a curtain in there and
you force the direction of the
water so it ensures the
mixing," Cone said.
The final reading of the
ordinance to adopt the
Florida, Retirement System
(FRS) is also on the agenda.
"We've met with. all the
employees at departmental
meetings this week and
passed out a selection form
that the employees have
completed," Cone said.
Assuming council adopts it
"effective January first,
employees that have selected
to go on the FRS will be

enrolled in that and any new
hires will be eligible to
participate in FRS," Cone said.
Under committee reports,
the Code Enforcement Board
is requesting the council
appoint some alternates.
"Because they've (Code
Enforcement Board) had a
problem the last two meet-
ings, they meet once a month
and they've had a problem
with a quorum," Cone.said.
The Code Enforcement
Board has seven members
'and needs four to have a
quorum and conduct
business. I
The city council meeting
will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday in
the second floor council
chambers at City Hall, located
at 205 N. Marion Ave. Before
the meeting the council will
have a workshop at 5:30 p.m.
to recap 2005 and plan 2006.

Pictured above are (from left) Tommy Spencer, USFS Osceola
National Forest; and scholarship winners, Felicia Gainous,
Tallahassee; Fred Brown, Zachery, La.; George Ross,
Lexington, Miss. /

Students enjoy old

fashion barbecue

From staff reports

Recently the students of
the Lake City Community
College Forest Operations
program enjoyed an indus-
try appreciation luncheon
for the students beginning
the new one-year Forest
Operations program. The
students were also awarded
scholarships to the program.
The lunch was an old-fash-
ioned barbecue with meat
supplied by Greg Driskell, of
Plum Creek, (formerly
Georgia-Pacific) and the

forestry club funds pur-
chased all the trimmings
from Chartwells, the
ontcampus food service.
The industry advisory
members are all volunteers
and devote many hours of
service to this program and
in addition, are 'future
employers for the students
upon completion of the pro-
gram. They were instrumen-
tal in establishing the cur-
riculum of the new program
going into effect in the
2005-06 semester.

More than 340,000 in

Carolinas lack power

Associated Press

More than 340,000 homes
and businesses in the
Carolinas, most of them in
northern South Carolina,
continued to cope without
electricity Saturday and
some faced days more
without power.
Charlotte-based Duke
Power, the primary electric
utility in the region, said:
341,400 of its customerss
were without power in the
two states Saturday evening:.
The ice storm that began
coating trees and power
lines Thursday cut power to
about 700,000 at its peak.
The utility reported
229,000 outages in South
Carolina at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and 112,400 in
North Carolina.
Some counties were pro-
jected to be without power
-until late Tuesday, the

company said. Those
include Anderson,
Cherokee, Greenville,
Oconee, Pickens and
Spartanburg counties in
South Carolina.
"We don't have any big sit-
uations, we have a lot of little
situations," Duke Power
spokesman Davis
Montgomery said.
Progress Energy
spokesman David Martinez
said the Raleigh-based utility
has about 290 outages in and
around Asheville Saturday
While the storm fell well
short of the devastating ice
storm in December 2002
that knocked out power to
mote than 1.7 million
North Carolinians and
277,000 South Carolinians,
Duke Power said it inflicted
"extreme structural damage
to power delivery infrastruc-
ture in both North Carolina
and South Carolina."

Millionaire loses everything because she won't mow lawn
By PAMELA PEREZ Chapter 7 the one that says Road house, essentially now planning to challenge th
Palm Beach Post she is bankrupt. approving partial liquidation court's decision, arguing th
"I hate that word," Siegel of her nearly $1 million total the findings of code violation
TEQUESTA Hattie says. "Did you ever hear of estate. That has led to the sale were not reasonable and ti
Siegel sits barefoot on her such a thing?" of her half-acre lot in Jupiter. village had no right to sell he
front porch and tells visitors During the past few Her three-bedroom home on lien to a private company.
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"I've lived through The
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the war. I've worked in coal
mines. I've even worked for
old Henry Ford," Siegel
Yet there is one chapter of
her life that she still cannot
Explain. That would be.

monsUI1, LIe o-year-oUiUa
Kentucky native heard the
word mentioned too many
times after her code violations
eventually amassed about $1.8
million in fines, all because
she would not keep a mani-
cured yard.
Siegel recently heard the
word once again when a
bankruptcy judge ruled to
uphold the lien on her Dover

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Charleston, S.C., already has
been sold.
"I don't know how I lost
everything," Siegel said.
The West Palm Beach
attorney representing Siegel
at the governor's request is

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here is you have someone
who believes their constitu-
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said John Metzger, her attor-
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lage of Tequesta would want
to take her home away."

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Sunday, December 18, 2005





find hope

Forced by Mother Nature, now
they are our new neighbors.
They are families who sought
refuge from the storm and
from floodwaters and they
stayed in Columbia County. We are the
location from where they will rebuild
their lives.
The test for us and these displaced
families now settling is to see just
how warm and responsive our
community really is. These families,
these individuals, need assistance. They
need outreach. They need our love and
community support.
Many are still in shock. Many don't
know whom they should call. Many are
uncertain about their futures, going
through their daily routines at new jobs
that provide enough sustenance for
survival, but not much else.
Many are frozen in time, still shocked
by what unbelievable, life-changing
events have transpired during the past
few months.
Catastrophic events change history
and Hurricane Katrina will fall into this
category. The landscape is different;
lives forever will be changed. Families
have relocated and many have chosen
to live in Lake City and Columbia
It is our responsibility as residents of
the community we call home the one
we praise for friendliness and warmth
to make sure these residents are
welcomed the same as the many others
who continue to move here in record
numbers. .-
Our new friends who were displaced
by the storm are strong additionsto,our
community. They are survivors.
We must pay attention to their plight
and continue to extend a glad hand of
support where it is needed. Keep these
people in your prayers and realize that
of all the places it was possible for them
to relocate, they are here for a reason.
Let's meet their needs.

Today is Sunday, Dec. 18, the 352nd
day of 2005. There are 13 days left in
the year.
On Dec. 18, 1944, in a pair of rulings,
the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the
wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans,
but also said undeniably loyal Americans of
Japanese ancestry could not be detained.
In 1787, New Jersey became the
third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

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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
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A childhood tragedy

according to
Corinth Cemetery
records, a
horribly tragic
death occurred in
the Corinth community in
Thomas J. Summerall Sr.
and his wife, Jane Elnora
Brown Summerall, had a four
year old son named T.J.
Summerall, Jr. One day the
child was playing in the front
yard of the family's farm home
when he strayed across the
road to play in his father's
cotton gin.
It was during the height of
the,ecotton season and
everyone was very busy so'
nobody noticed the child had
left the yard. Tiring of play,
the child climbed into a
hamper of soft cotton and fell
asleep. A busy worker, not
noticing the little boy, took
this hamper of cotton and
dumped it into the cotton
press where this sleeping
child was pressed into a bale
of cotton and suffocated.
Neighbors reportedly said
they had never seen such
grief in a family and
community over the child's
Subsequently, events took
an ironic twist which would
eventually impact the local
and national sporting world.
After the death of the child's
mother, Jane Summerall, the
child's father, T.J. Summerall
Sr. remarried and famous
sports personality Pat
Summerall (CHS 1948) was
T.J.'s grandson by that second

Farewell, Katharine
Speaking of the Summerall
name, Katharine Jacobs
Summerall (CHS 1952), age
71, died Dec. 8. She was the
former wife of Pat Summerall.
Katharine was a prominent
and popular member of her
CHS class. Beautiful on the
outside and the inside, she
was affectionately known to
her close friends as Kitty. Very
bright, she was a member of
the National Honor Society, a


Sept. 11 commission take responsible step

Members of the
Sept. 11
took an
and responsible step by
conducting a privately
financed follow-up to their
historic 2004 report. The
results were frightening: The
federal government earned
F grades in implementing a
number of the commission's
It is incomprehensible that
four years after the Sept. 11
terrorists attacks, the
government still fails to

Morris Williams
Phone:(386) 755-8183

class officer, assistant
yearbook editor and school
newspaper editor.
As a tribute to her ladylike
demeanor, her classmates
voted her "Most Dignified"
senior. She also loved
'actfifies outside schoolwhere'
she was a Girl Scout leader,
President of Tri-Hi-Y, and
mascot of Hi-Y.
Katharine's true spirit of
humility and service to others
is shown by her teenage
ambition: she wanted to be a
teacher on an Indian
reservation. Rest in Peace,
Katharine.Summerall, an
extraordinary woman who
lived a beautiful and
extraordinary life.

CHS football
Through the 2004 football
season, the largest crowd
more than to see a Florida
single-site state championship
game was the crowd at the
CHS-Miami Carol City game
at Florida Field in Gainesville
in 1997. The paid attendance
was over 15,000, mostly CHS
On Sept. 16, 2005, CHS's
two "Super Fans," Jim Pitman
(CHS 1942) and Joe Robinson
(CHS 1969) both missed the
same football game. All
together, Jim and Joe have
seen more than 1,000 CHS
games and this was the first
time in 25 years that neither
was at a game. Neither was
able to make the long drive to
How dedicated is CHS
head football coach Danny
Green to his job? Pretty
dedicated. In 25 years of
coaching he has never missed
a game and has missed only

check the names of airline
passengers against lists of
suspected terrorists.
Congress and the Bush
administration have
deplorably awarded
homeland security grants as
pork-barrel rewards instead
of systematically placing the
most money in the most
vulnerable areas. In all, the
follow-up report gave the
government 17 F's or D's as
opposed to a single A-.
The history of federal
government commissions
issuing findings that result in
true reform is sad. Too

often, the reports meet the
fate of the Ark of the
Covenant in "Raiders of the
Lost Ark" boxed away and
put into storage. The work of
the Sept. 11 Commission is
far too important to meet
that fate. The safety of the
nation is literally at stake.
Congress and the Bush
administration need to wake
up to the reality of the
panel's follow-up report: The
nation cannot afford an F in
homeland security for long.
* Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal

one practice the day his
son Corey was born:

David, again
When outstanding school
custodian David Monroe
worked at Five Points
Elementary School, he was
named that school's
"Employee of the Year."
Now he works at the School
Board Complex and guess
what? He has been named the
"Employee of the Year" there,
too ... Gloria Hunt Shields was
so beloved and respected in
our school system and our
:community,that her friends., ,
'haveitnadeimore than $4,000-,
in memorial donations to our
public library in her name ...
Retirement congratulations
and best wishes to Summers
Elementary Principal Art
Holliday. Art was the fine
principal at Summers for
28 years, the longest any local
principal has served in one
school, and he served all his
35-year career at Summers,
the first teacher-administrator
to do so ... Congratulations
and thanks also to Scott
Gilmer for his splendid
leadership as Fort White High
School's Quarterback Club
President ... And say a special
prayer for legendary
Richardson High School
Coach Richard Anders, who
will be spending his first
Christmas in 57 years without
his beloved wife, Charlotte,
who died this year.
Christmas stamps
A man went to the post
office to buy stamps for his
Christmas letters and told the
clerk he wanted to purchase
50 Christmas stamps. The
clerk said, "What
The man said, "Oh my, has
it come to this? Then give me
six Catholic, 12 Baptist, 10
Lutheran and 22

* Morris Williams is a local
historian and long-time Columbia
County resident.


I i '. '. C

with shoppers making final purchases.
Let's make it a good week for everyone
* Michael Leonard is publisher of the Lake City



Letters to

Santa strike

a chord

rolling in to the offices of the Lake
City Reporter during the last few
days, the weight of the pile
threatening to rip off the corner of
my desk where they're stacked. I'm the
official collector, but the job of typing in the
wish lists as they are written I've passed
off to others on the staff.
I always enjoy reading these letters.
Looking at the small-child handwriting and
admiring their
illustrations, I
can almost
picture in my
mind's eye the
look of each
hunched LW
over their Michael Leonard
desk in deep
concentration Phone: (386) 754-0417
as they
compose this most important letter.
The Lake City Reporter will be publishing
letters to Santa dropped off at our offices at
180 E. Duval St., Lake City, and collected
from elementary school children with the
assistance of Columbia County Schools. Santa
will be getting his look at the letters on
Friday, Dec. 23, and Saturday, Dec. 24,
just in time to pack his sleigh before
heading out from the North Pole for his
A brief peek at the letters revealed that
many children were asking for what you
would expect. X-box games, PlayStation II,
Barbie sleeping bags and play makeup were
frequently requested.
Many traditional favorites are also on the
children's lists. One boy is asking for a puppy
and another a tree house. Several girls will be
looking for baby dolls and crayons on
Christmas morning.
Some requests are practical: A little girl is
asking Santa for a house. And some are
poignant: The letter'of one boy asks for love.
That young man has it right. Love. That's
what Christmas is about. If a family shares
love if a community shares love then
other wishes and needs become secondary.
Following the publication of our Letters to
Santa special papers on Friday and Saturday,
the Lake City Reporter will on Sunday,
Christmas Day, publish in its classified section
the comments of readers who want the
community to know "What Christmas Means
To Me." That will be followed on New Year's
Day with readers' New Year's Resolutions.
The Letters to Santa special is being
published free for the kids. How could anyone
ask money from a child to publish their letter
to Santa? That's why we've solicited
sponsorships from businesses, and many have
generously said yes.
Voicing your holiday declarations about
What Christmas Means To Me and New
Year's Resolutions carries a nominal fee, but
it's well worth the small investment to share
hopes and dreams with others in the

Amid the good news at last week's United
Way campaign report luncheon, attendees
heard some sobering information about the
state of children in Columbia County. The
number of abused and neglected children in
our community is rising.
Here, at this Christmas season whose
origin is the celebration of the birth of the
Christ child, everyone should redouble their
efforts to help prevent the dreadful and
inexcusable abuse of children. Don't look the
other way and refuse to get involved when
you witness or suspect that a child is being
abused or is endangered. Take action. Notify
the proper authorities. Do whatever is
necessary within the law to protect the child. '
It seems that daily another drumbeat of bad
news sounds about child abusers, pedophiles
and other sick adults who prey on children.
Don't let it happen here. Don't let one more
child miss the joy of Christmas because
they're afraid for their safety.
We also learned late last week through a
news report in this paper that the annual
Toys for Tots campaign needed a last-minute
infusion of gifts. It was gratifying to see
people bringing in bags of toys to the
Reporter office Friday to meet this last-minute
need. I hope the toys donated here and at
other locations were enough.
There's just one more week to go before
the big day next Sunday. I'm sure Lake City
stores will be hopping these next several days





Lake City Mall to
welcome Santa Claus
N Santa Hours Santa will
be at the Lake City Mall from
6 p.m.-9 p.m. today,
10 a.m.-6 p.m. today. For more
information, call Janice Keaton

Holliday retirement
party at Summers
Join in the retirement open
house for Arthur L. Holliday at
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday
and Tuesday in the main office
of Summers Elementary.
Holliday is retiring after 361/
years in education.

Pilot Club to have
charities show and sale
Club of Jacksonville's 57th
Annual charities and sale is
coming Jan. 20-22 at the Prime
Osborne Convention Center.
Times are: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Jan. 20; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 21;
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 22. Tickets
cost $6.50. More than
50 selected antique dealers
from across the U.S. will be in
Jacksonville to exhibit and sell
their antiques. For more
information, call 421-7530.

program Tuesday
The National Active and
Retired Federal Employees
Association Chapter 1548 will
have its Christmas program at
11:30 a.m. Tuesday 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
professional cast, and director
who will present "A Christmas
Carol" on Friday 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
Tickets for the show are
available at the door, and
reservations for dinner are
needed. Call (800) 224-5656 for
reservations, or more

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
mbote'information, contact Mike
' Lee, executive director of the
SLCCC 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

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

American Red Cross
to offer CPR classes
The following is a list of CPR
classes offered through the
American Red Cross. All
classes will begin at 6 p.m.
unless otherwise noted, and will
take place at 264 NE Hernando
Tuesday: Adult CPR:
6-9 p.m.
Thursday: Infant/Child
CPR: 6-9 p.m.
For more information, call the
American Red Cross North
Central Florida Chapter at

To submit your Community
Calendar item, contact S.
Michael 754-0429,or..,
by email at smanley@

A On T hursday. December 22

Santa will be in Lake Cit. to talk to bo\s & girls.
The calls \r Il be made between 6-8pm and carried live on
Power Country 102.1 FM

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.
Lake City Community
College will host the
2006 Regional Science and
Engineering Fair.
The annual fair will be '
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

' I

If you would d like for Santa to call your child. just fill out

t he form below. Additional forms may be picked up at the
Lake City Reporter, the Lake Cit3 Police Department,
the Florida Highway Patrol or Power Country 102.1 FM
Mail or bring the completed forms to
the Lake City Reporter, 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055

Child's Name Age___

Address: Phone:'

Parent's Name:

Brothers & Sisters:


Seen Santa this year? 0 Yes 0 No (Check One)


Pets? 0 Yes 0 No (Check One)

Type:,. Name:

Gifts he or she requested:

Good things the child has done through the year:

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the Lake City Police Dept. and the Lake City Reporter



The following is a list of
roadwork underway by the
FDOT that may impact traffic:

Archer Road (State Road
24): One lane will be closed at
the intersection with Tower
Road (Southwest 75th Street)
for installation of new traffic
Southwest Second
Avenue (State Road 26A):
The Hogtown Creek Bridge is
temporarily closed for about six
months to all traffic west of
Southwest 34th Street.
Westbound traffic can travel as
far west as the driveway to.
Mildred's Big City Foods.
Through traffic is detoured to
University Avenue. Also, the
westbound lanes west of
Southwest 36th Street will be
closed for work on drainage
structures and westbound
traffic will be detoured to
Southwest 36th Street and the
traffic signal at West University
Avenue to continue west.
Night-time lane closures begin
Monday night at 10 p.m. until
6 a.m. each week night
between Southwest 23rd and
8th streets for paving
West University Avenue
(State Road 26): Daytime lane
closures for eastbound traffic
from the intersection with
Southwest Second Avenue
east to Southwest 36th Street
while part of the 'median is
removed to shift traffic over
while work is completed on
drainage in the triangle
between University Avenue,
Southwest Second Avenue and
Southwest 36th Street. Law
enforcement officers are

assisting traffic in and out of
the Westgate Plaza and may
stop traffic on University
Avenue to allow traffic in and
out of the main entrance,
including making left turns onto
University Avenue between the
hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Hawthorne Road (State
Road 20): Traffic is now split
into a single northbound and
southbound lane on the
opposite sides of the median
which will allow the final layer
of asphalt to be placed
between County Road 325 and
the Hawthornecity limits. The
overpass at U.S. 301 is now
open to all traffic except wide
Southwest 13th Street
(U.S. 441): Daytime lane
closures for northbound and
'southbound traffic between
Southwest 16th Avenue and
Southwest 14th Drive as crews
work on curb, sidewalk and
concrete driveways.
Newberry Road (State
Road 26): Daytime lane .
closures between Northwest
80th Boulevard and Northwest
109th Street as crews work on
the medians in preparation for
the resurfacing of the roadway.

State Road 47: Traffic is
expected to be shifted to the
new pavement on the west
side of the existing lanes
between Business Point Drive
and just north of the Bingo
Station during the week. State
Road 47 is totally closed to all
traffic between U.S. 41 and
Bascom Norris Drive for the
next several months.
Southbound motorists are
detoured to U.S. 41 to Bascom
Norris Drive and back to
SR 47 or they can use
Michigan Street. Northbound
motorists are detoured east on
Bascom Norris Road to
U.S. 41. All businesses have
access from side streets.
Motorists should also watch for
dump trucks entering and
leaving the roadway from south
of Bascom Norris Drive to north
of 1-75. Wide loads are still
prohibited from Bascom Norris
Drive to south of County Road -
242 due to the restricted width
of the travel lanes from the
barrier wall.
U.S. 90: Daytime lane
closures at.the signalized
intersections of Ridgewood
Drive and at Lake Jeffery Road
to hang the mast arm poles for
the new traffic signals. Also,
daytime lane closure at
intersection of County Road
100A to widen the pavement to
place curb, sidewalks and ADA
U.S. 129: Daytime lane
closures at Bass Road/100th
Street to allpw crews to widen
pavement for a new turn lane.

Screener cuts may create longer

lines for Miami airport travelers

Associated Press
Transportation Security
Administration has begun cut-
ting 230 screener positions at
Miami International Airport, a
step that could mean longer
lines for passengers.
The federal agency
decided to trim the number of
passenger and luggage
screeners at the airport from

1,700 earlier this year to bring
Miami in line with
airports across the country.
But airport officials are con-
cerned that cuts may result in
delays, and Miami-Dade
County's congressional dele-
gation has asked the
federal g'vernnment not to con-
tinue with the reductidiis,
which'l were -'im`pleni~ited
amid plans to open a new

terminal next year.
"It's going to be very
tough," aviation director Jose
Abreu said.
Passengers of at least one
airline, American Airlines, cur-
rently face waits of about 30
minutes and long lines during
peak travel, times,'
particularly on the aairport's
Conicourse D, airport officials



Give them even more meaning,

put them in print.

The Lake City Reporter is offering the perfect way to make your
holiday statement be known with the Holiday Declaration packages.

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,a to.

Christmas to me is a reminder of
how much God loves me and what
He gave up for me. It is also a time
of giving and sharing worldwide, no
matter who you are or, the color of
your skin.
Patti Wethington

(40 words or less)

New Year's


My New Year's Resolution this'year
is to save a little money, to lose a lit-
tle weight and to live life to the
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Daytona Beach, on Friday.

Judge orders jail

porn site with wa

Associated Press
BARTOW The man who
runs a pornographic Web site
that includes pictures of Iraqi
war dead is back in jail for oper-
ating the site as he awaits trial
on obscenity charges.
Prosecutors argued Friday
that Chris Wilson, a 28-year-old
former policeman from
Lakeland, violated his pretrial
release by allowing new sexu-
ally explicit pictures to be put
up on the site, said Chip
Thullbery, administrative
assistant state attorney.
Wilson removed the sexual
photos and videos from his
Web site several weeks ago

when he was told that was a
problem, said Larry Walters,
Wilson's lawyer.
"Apparently that wasn't
good enough for the state or
sufficient for the judge," he
Wilson was arrested Oct. 7
on 300 misdemeanor counts of
possessing and distributing
obscene materials and one
felony count of wholesale
promotion of obscene
His site made national news
and launched a Pentagon
investigation into how war
zone photos of charred and
dismembered bodies
described as victirns of

for man who ran

ir dead photos

U.S. attacks could have sur- the case because h
faced. Police said none of the from vision problem
charges are related to the also tried to allow
corpse photos, which Wilson from a psychology
has said he received from sol- who said the material
diers overseas who had trouble obscene and argued
paying to access his site. County couldn't puni
In return for the photo- for running the site b
graphic "proof' they were in a had since moved o
war zone, Wilson said, he gave county to Orlando.
soldiers free access. He decid- Walters said a
ed to post them to provide an hearing he was work
"unfiltered" view of life in Iraq, appeal.
he has said. 'This is clearly
Defense lawyers filed a flur- agency matter, and n
ry of motions to keep Wilson Mr. Wilson," he sa
out of jail, but each was reject- affects the right of
ed by Judge J. Dale Durrance. every resident of Po
Defense lawyers asked that and Florida to engage
Durrance be removed from stitutionally protect(

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Mrs. Jewell Elizabeth Riley
Mrs. Jewell Elizabeth Riley, 77 of
Lake City died Saturday, December
17, 2005 at the North Florida
Regional Medical Center in
Gainesville following an extended
illness. Mrs. Riley was the daugh-
ter of the late John Allen and Eva
Elizabeth Mason. She was a mem-
ber of the Pine Grove Baptist
Church in Lake City and loved the
Lord and spent her entire life serv-
ing the Lord. Mrs. Riley was prede-
ceased by her husband Marvin
Dixon Riley in 1993 and one sister
Johnnie Helen Ogletree.
Mrs. Riley is survived by two sons,
Henry Allen Smith (Rose Marie)
and Wayne Lamar Smith (Eletha
Diane) both of White Springs, two
daughters, Dixie Phillips (Phil) and
Pat Kemp (Jerry) both of Lake City
and one sister, Jimmie Nell Hickson,
Shiro, Texas. Ten grandchildren,
William Henry Smith (Veralynn),
David Wayne Smith, Gloria Jean
Herring (Donald), Kelli Diane
Phillips (Enondrus), Aaron Lance
Smith, Ashley Elizabeth Smith,
Angela Marie Rice, Bobby Phillips
(Terri), Ann Little (Ed) and
Randolph Kemp (Marcie) and ten
great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Riley will
be conducted on Tuesday, December
20, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at Pine
Grove Baptist Church with Rev.
James Roberts, pastor officiating.
Interment will follow at Forest
Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be
from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Mrondjl,
evening at Pine Grove BJptFtl

her late husband, Claude R.
Waldron. A graduate of Columbia
High School class of 1941, Mrs.
Waldron was employed with the
Naval. Ship Yard in Jacksonville dur-
ing World War II and later retired
from the Columbia County School
Board with twenty five years of
service. In her spare time she loved
sports and spending time with her
family. She was a member of the
First Advent Christian Church of
Lake City and preceded in death by
one son and daughter, Rodney
Waldron and Carol Rosenthal.
Mrs. Waldron is survived by one son
in law, Bob Rosenthal, one daughter
in law, Donna Waldron, one brother,
Barney Thomas all of Lake City and
two sisters, Hazel Simmons, Lake
City and Inez Sumner, Jacksonville.
Four grandchildren, Stacy Waldron,
Aundrea Reese (Tony), Ben Brack
(Christy) and Lori Meeks (James)
and six great grandchildren,
Roderick Austin, Clinton Adams,
Logan Reese, Vailen Bryant, Baron
Brack and Anna Cate Brack also
Funeral services for Mrs. Waldron
will be conducted on Tuesday,
December 20, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. at
the First Advent Christian Church of
Lake City 'with Rev. Larry Yeaton
officiating. Interment will follow at
Memorial Cemetery. Visitation
with the family will be from 5-7:00
P.M. Monday evening at the funeral
home. Arrangements are under the
direction of the GATEWAY~FOR-
3596 South US Hwy 441, Lake City.
3.'.'s-'5-1954 Please sign the
_questbook at

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the -' direction of the www.gatewavforestlawn.comn
FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South

Hwy 441, Lake City. (386) 752-
1954. Please sign the guestbook at

Mrs. Cora Bell Waldron
Mrs. Cora Bell.Waldron, 84 of Lake
City died Friday afternoon,
December 16, 2005 at Willowbrook
Assisted Living in Lake City. A
native and life long resident of Lake
City, Mrs. Waldron was the daughter
of the late Johnny Roe and Mamie
Allbritton Thomas and the widow of

Mrs. Jewll Mae Gay
Mrs. Jewll Mae Gay, age 79, of
Lake City, Fla. died Friday, Dec. 16,
in the Kindred Hospital of North
Florida, Green Cove springs, Fla.
following an extended illness. She
had resided in Lake City all of her
life and was the daughter of the late
William Howard Larson and Carrie
Belle Starling Larson. She was a
homemaker and a member of the
Eastside Baptist Church, Lake City,
Survivors include her husband,


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Edward L. Gar of Lake City, Fla.:
Her daughter, Wanda (Jerry) Conner
of Lake City, Fla.: Her son, William
H. Henry of Lake City, Fla.: Two
sisters, Dorothy Rowe of Huntsville,
Ala. and Jeanne Lee of Lake City,
Fla.: Three brothers, .Mitchell
Larson, Johnie Larson and Robert
Larson all of Lake City, Fla.: Two
grandchildren and four great-grand-
children also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted
at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19 in the
Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home
with Mr. Jake Richardson, Pastor of
the Lake City Christian Church,
officiating. Interment will be in
Philippi Cemetery, Columbia
County, Fla. Visitation will be 6 to 8
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at GUERRY
Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla.

Mrs. Irma Lou Roberts
Mrs. Irma Lou Roberts, 61 of White
Springs, died Thursday suddenly at
her home of a brief illness. She
was born in Lake City and was the
daughter of the late Ira and Edith
Blanche Hardee Stalvey. She was
of the Baptist Faith and was a won-
derful homemaker who loved to
fish, read, sew, do crossword puz-
zles and love to spend time with her
grandchildren. Everyone that knew
Irma will miss her greatly, she was
loved very much and she-loved very
Mrs. Roberts is survived by her
husband, Gordon L. Roberts, White
Springs, three daughters, L\ ni
Creighton (James), Lake City, India
Brooks, Orlando, FL and Nicole'

Rogers (Jamie), Lake City, FL, four
sisters, Mary Godbolt, Lakeland,
FL, Lois Asay,
Martha Sherrod and Darlene Hig-
don, all of Lake City. Four grand-
children, Joshua, Kyle, Zachary and
Andrea all of Lake City, also sur-
Funeral services for Mrs. Roberts
will be conducted on Tuesday, De-
cember 20, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at
Gateway Forest Lawn Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Nor-
man, Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist
Church officiating. Visitation with
the family will be Monday evening
from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M: at the fu-
neral home. In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to "Toys for
Tots", at Marine Recruiters, 1109
SW. Dyal Ave., Lake City, FL
32024. Arrangements are under the
direction of the GATEWAY~FOR-
3596 South Highway 441, Lake
City. 386-752-1954 .Please sign the
guestbook at

June H. Martin
June H. Martin, 82, went home to be
with the Lord on December 13,
2005, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Mrs. Martin was born and grew up
in Nashville Tennessee. She was
married for 60 years to the late
Harold L. Martin, a WWII veteran,
also a native of Nashville,
In 1950 she and her family moved to
Miami, Florida; where her husband
worked fo Florida.-Power and Light
Co. After 8 years in Miami she and

her family moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Church, officiating. In Lieu of
Florida, where they resided for 28 Flowers donations may be made to
years. She was employed by the Gideon's International of Lake City
Broward County School Board for or the First Baptist Church of Lake
13 years and was a Teachers Aid at City memorial fund.
the Plantation Florida Middle
After she and her husband retired Susie A. Stansel
they moved to Lake City, Florida, in Susie A. Stansel, 85, passed away
1992 where they became members Saturday December 17, 2005 in
of the First Baptist Church of Lake Lake City Medical center, Lake
City. She was also a member of the City, Florida following a long ill-
Gideon's International Auxiliary. In ness.
2002 she and her husband moved to Mrs. Stansel was born January 4,
the Advent Christian Village in 1920 in Mcalpin, Florida, and live
Dowling Park, Florida where she most of her life in Wellborn, Fl. A
was active in many Christian and. homemaker and a member of Mt.
community activities. Beulah Baptist Church. She is sur-
She is survived by two married sons, vived by two daughters, Phyllis
Dennis and Nancy Martin of O'Steen and Martha Sue (Richard)
Plantation, Florida, and Raymond Tucker both of Wellborn, Fl., one
and Lisa Marton of Detroit, son, James (Shelia) Byrd of
Michigan, three married daughter, Rockledge, Fl., 11 grandchildren
Marie and Clint Boomingkemper of and 13 great-grandchildren also sur-
Rogers, Arkansas, Beverly and vive.
Mark Jordan of Ft. Lauderdale, Funneral services will be conducted
Florida and Janice and Mark Larson Monday December 19, 2005 in Mt.
of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is Beulah Baptist Church with Rev.
also survived by six grandchildren, Tommy Cannon officiating.
two great grandchildren and one Intement will follow in the church
great grandson, along with her sister cemetery. In lieu of flowers family
Mrs. Marguerite Harper of Mineral request donations to: Mt. Beulah
Wells, Texas. Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1072 Live
Graveside funeral services will be Oak Fl., 32064.
conducted at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. Visitation will be held Sunday after-
20, in Forest Lawn memorial noon 2-4 p.m.. at the funeral home.
Gardens, Lake City, Fla. DANIELS FUNERAL HOME of
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 12 Live Oak is in charge of all arrange-
noon at GUERRY FUNERAL ments.
HOME in Lake City, followed by
graveside services at Forest Lawn
Cemetery with Rev. Scott Elkins, Obituaries are paid advertisements.
associate pastor of the First Baptist For details, call the Lake City
Church and 'Rev. Robert Davis', Reporter's; classified department at
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Christmas with selfless sprit

AP National Writer
CHICAGO The first time
Mary McCray's granddaugh-
ters saw snow, it was
Christmas in New Orleans last
year. Few of the flakes stuck
but, to them, it was a miracle.
The four girls, ages 8 to 12,
remember the chicken,
stuffed peppers and baked
macaroni their grandmother
made for a special dinner and
the presents Santa brought.
And now, despite all they've
been through wading
through neck-high flood water
to escape Hurricane Katrina,
sleeping on the ground out-
side the Superdome and 'a
long bus ride to Houston and
then Chicago they're just as
excited this year.
"We're going to have
another white Christmas!"
Rabriel McCray, the eldest of
the girls, shouts gleefully as
she watches an all-out bliz-
zard from a window of their
new, subsidized apartment
on Chicago's South Side.
Giddy and giggling, 9-year-
old Keoka McCray and 8-
year-old Wilshondra make
pretend snow angels on the
carpeted living room floor.
Their grandmother, whom
they call "mo-mo," is more
subdued and looks worried.
"You know what I told
you," she says, looking at a
boxed-up Easy Bake oven

Mary McCray (center) sits in her apartment on Chicago's far
South Side, with her granddaughters (left to right) Wilshondra, 8;
Rabriel, 12; Keoka, 9; and Mar, 10, on Thursday. Despite all
they've been through, including wading through neck-high flood
waters to escape Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, the girls
are excited about Christmas in their new city.

she purchased to replace one
they left behind and a TV that
has a few basic video games.
"This is all I can buy you."
Even so, the girls stay
upbeat, a testament to the
resilience of some of the
youngest Katrina survivors,
whose families are often
struggling financially.,
Parents and aid workers note
that many storm-displaced
children are helping in their
own way, making modest
requests when asked what
they'd like Santa to bring
them this year.

"When I look at their lists, I
find it quite amazing. Usually
kids ask for PlayStations or
DVDs these kids are asking
for necessities," says Cherrell
Jackson, who is coordinating a
holiday gift program for about
200 Katrina families for
the Heartland Alliance, a
Chicago-based service
So far, she's received gift
donations for about half of the
families most of them fill-
ing kids' requests for clothing
and winter weather gear,
school supplies and books.

Iraq eases security after historic vote

Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq Cars
and trucks returned to Iraq's
roads Saturday as authorities
eased tight security imposed
for the parliamentary elec-
tion, and the main Sunni Arab
alliance said it was open to
forming a governing coalition
with a religious Shiite bloc.
With Thursday's voting
held peacefully, Iraqi officials
also reopened border cross-
ings, except on the frontier
with Syria. They said the
Syrian crossings would
resume in a few days, but did
not say why there was a
There were few violent
incidents reported for a third
day. In four shootings, attack-
ers killed a former Iraqi air
force officer, a member of a
prominent Shiite party and
two policemen, authorities
said. The U.S. command also
reported the death of a
Marine from a non-hostile
Although no official vote
figures have been released,
authorities estimate just
under 70 percent of Iraq's
15 million registered voters
cast ballots Thursday.
The big turnout particu-
larly among the disaffected
Sunni Arab minority that boy-
cotted the election of a tem-
porary legislature last
January have boosted
hopes that increasing politi-
cal participation may

An Iraqi election commission official carries a ballot box out of an
election center in Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday.

undermine the insurgency
and allow U.S. troops to begin
pulling out next year.
"It is a great thing that the
election was violence free,
contrary to many elections in
the world," Adnan al-Dulaimi,
a former Islamic studies
professor who heads the
main Sunni Arab bloc, said at
a news conference.
His Iraqi Accordance Front
is expected to significantly
increase the Sunni Arab
presence in the 275-member
parliament, where Sunnis
won only 17 seats Jan. 30.
A day after saying he might
be able to form a ruling coali-
tion from Sunnis, secular
Shiites and Kurds, Al-Dulaimi
said he 'also would consider
working with the now govern-
ing United Iraqi Alliance, a
religious-based group whose

supporters come from the
country's Shiite majority.
"For the sake of Iraq, there
is nothing impossible. We
have to forget the past and
we extend our hands to
everybody," he said.
U.S. officials view
al-Dulaimi as a possible inter-
mediary who could persuade
some Sunni-led insurgent
groups in restive Anbar
province to give up violence
and join the political process.
President Bush planned to
make a broadcast address on
Iraq on Sunday night.
Al-Dulaimi predicted Friday
that the Shiite religious parties
will be unable to put together a
government even though they
are widely expected to hold
the largest number of seats
and thus have the first chance
at forming a coalition.

Fourth man charged in death of

transgender teen makes plea deal

Associated Press

HAYWARD, Calif. One
of four men charged in the
beating and strangulation of
transgender teenager. Gwen
Araujo pleaded no contest to
voluntary manslaughter
Friday. Juries had dead-
locked in two previous,
murder trials.
Under the plea agree-.
ment, Jason Cazares, 25, will
spend no more than six
years in prison, according to
prosecutors. His sentencing
is Jan. 27.
Araujo, 17, was beaten,
tied up and strangled on
Oct. 4, 2002, after men she
had had sexual encounters
with learned she was biolog-
ically male, according to
Cazares claimed he was
outside the house when his
friends killed Araujo and
only helped bury the body in
the Sierra Nevada foothills.
A jury convicted Michael
Magidson and Jose Merel,
both 25, in September of
second-degree murder but
deadlocked 9-3 on the same
charge for Cazares, prompt-
ing the judge to declare a
second mistrial in his case.
The fourth man charged
in the case, Jaron Nabors,
22, was allowed to plead
guilty to voluntary
manslaughter in exchange

for his testimony against the
Cazares' lawyer Tony
Serra previously said his
client would not plead guilty
to any charge more serious
than being an accessory
after the fact. But after two
mistrials, a possible convic-
tion in the next trial was too
much of a risk, he said
"It probably would have
gone the same way, but the
risk is inordinate," Serra
Araujo was born a boy
named Edward but grew up
to believe her true identity
was female. The defendants,
who knew her as Lida, met

Araujo in the summer of
The men discovered
Araujo's gender during the
deadly confrontation at
Merel's house in the San
Francisco suburb of
Magidson and Merel were
expected to be sentenced
next month to 15-years-to-
life in prison. Nabors was
expected to be sentenced to
11 years.


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Day hosted in downtown Lake City on Saturday. The threat of rainy weather didn't
dampen the spirits of those who participated in the icy entertainment.

COUNTY: Future could include sheriff's substation
Continued From Page 1A

decision. It depends on fund-
ing the general government
building. I would ask for it in
2007, but it depends on
money available and
everything else," Weaver said.
Weaver and Columbia
County Manager Dale
Williams said they envision
more building.
"Eventually it will be a
county government campus
with assorted buildings. It

could be a sheriff's substation
in there and even a branch of
public works, eventually,"
Weaver said.
The county got a break on
the appraised price of
$50,000 per acre, officials
The purchase price is
$35,000 an acre, said county
attorney Marlin Feagle. He
added the title work was
recently completed and "the

county is prepared now to go
forward with it" as soon as a
date is set to close.
"We're going to have
somebody go down and
devise a site plan where we'll
know where everything is
supposed to go and, when
that opportunity presents
itself, we'll be able to
construct," Williams said.
Williams said the site plan
helps the county avoid

building an EMS station
where the library or sheriff's
substation should go. It also
enables sharing of parking
and the retention pond to
avoid wasting space.
"Some of those services
are going to go quicker than
others and ... you'll be able to
expand that one service with-
out interfering with the
others," Williams said.






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HELP: Community helps
Continued From Page 1A
Coast. socialize.
"Our office became like a "She participated in our
crisis triage," Edwards says. activities and she ate lunch
But, almost five months with us," fiscal assistant Leona
after the hurricane, the work White says. "We were keeping
isn't finished. Local agencies her spirits high."
are continuing to assist hun- Aside from helping evac-
dreds of evacuees who remain uees deal with their emotions,
in the area. local agencies provided insur-
"We're still continuing to ance information and helped
meet needs daily," Edwards them register with FEMA and
says. the American Red Cross. They.
Crisis counselor Shanna also work to help them secure
Travis says Columbia County employment in Columbia
organizations are swamped County.
with evacuees in need. Travis "Most of them were interest-
works for Meridian, a hurri- ed to find out where they could
cane-relief project which is get a job," Edwards says of
sponsored by Project Hope, local evacuees. "They wanted
the Department of Children to go back to work to provide
and Families and the Federal for their families."
Emergency Management Organizations collaborated
Agency. with hotels to give evacuees
'The agencies here locally, discounted lodging and found
they're just bombarded," them apartments, often pick-
Travis says. 'They're working ing up the tab for security
overtime. We're trying to deposits and utilities. Catholic
come in and lend a helping Charities and other agencies
hand." opened bank accounts for
Meridian offers counseling evacuees, picked up prescrip-
to hurricane survivors, and tions and gave them things
other agencies lend a compas- like gas vouchers, Wal-Mart
sionate ear if evacuees want to gift cards and cell phone
talk their losses. minutes.
"It's a lot like post-traumatic "We thought outside the
stress," Edwards says. box," Edwards says. "I don't
"They're going through a think any need went
cycle of grieving. We became unattended."
their new family." The most To make the holidays a little
important thing local agencies brighter, Catholic Charities
could do was to listen to the gave some families Christmas
evacuees and help get them gifts and the United Way of
what they needed to survive. Suwannee Valley, Inc. worked
Rita Dopp, executive direc- with the Christmas Dream
tor of the United Way of Machine to donate toys to six
Suwannee Valley, Inc. says vol- area children affected by
unteers are sensitive to the Hurricane Katrina.
needs of local hurricane Many local evacuees are
survivors, beginning to get settled into
"The people coming here 'Columbia County, but they will
were very, very distraught," need help for months to come.
Dopp says. "The best thing we "I've left the door open that
could give.them was care and this wasn't a one-stop loca-
compassion. We've given them tion," Edwards says of
a lot of emotional support. Catholic Charities, adding that
Sometimes giving hugs is Columbia County is known for
important." its hospitality.
Columbia County Senior "These families need ongo-
Services tried to help at least ing assistance," Dopp says.
one elderly evacuee take her "It's hard being in a new com-
mind off of the hurricane. The munity. It's very difficult to
woman. came to the service's dealwith crises when you're
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VICTIMS: Dealing with loss, holidays
Continued From Page 1A

is an emotional time for Katrina's victims

her backyard. She is most
proud of an orange tree she .
planted six years ago and
watched grow to maturity.
"I imagine it might have
survived," she says wistfully.

Dealing with Devastation
Louadrian, her husband,
Stella and the Reed's 33-year-
old daughter, Meredith, weren't
planning to leave New Orleans.
"'I'm weathering this one Ea
out,' I thought," Stella says. "If I
had,.I'd be dead."
Louadrian's cousin, who lives
in Ponte Vedra Beach, saw the
weather reports and insisted -.-
the family come to Florida.
Stella and the Reeds arrived in
Ponte Vedra Beach at 10 a.m.,.
Sunday, Aug. 29. Katrina blew
into Louisiana early the next V g
'"We left with only two U
changes of clothes, only to dis- b SM
cover the devastation once we
were here," Louadrian says.
Before they learned of the Hurricane Katrina evacuees Sand
almost $80 billion of destruction
Katrina had caused, the Reeds clothing they received from donate
weren't too worried about their few days after the storm."
home. It complied with the Another friend evacuated to
city's mandate that all new the Midwest and died of a heart
homes had to be built 5-feet, attack soon thereafter.
2-inches above ground level. 'The trauma was too much
But, Katrina came in and for her," Louadrian says softly,
washed everything away. looking away.
Stella's home, Louadrian's
home and her husband's dental Weathering the Storm
office all were destroyed. Four-
to-six feet of putrid water stood As local evacuee Jack Owens
in the structures. remembers the days he spent
"Our hardwood floors look in suburban Kenner, La., during
like waves on the- floor," the hurricane, his voice starts
Louadrian says. to shake and his blue eyes well
Snapshots that captured the up with tears.
childhoods of Louadrian's four "I stayed," Jack says. "Iwas in
children hanging on the walls Hurricane Andrew. I figured
were ruined in the flood all this (Hurricane Katrina) was no
family photos gone. big thing."
Louadrian's 41-year-old son, During Hurricane Katrina,
who stayed in New Orleans, Jack says he saw several peo-
was found on his roof after the ple, including police, stealing
storm and was airlifted out of from the abandoned stores
the city by helicopter. But some across from his apartment
of Louadrian's friends weren't building. He watched cars
so lucky, bounce and crash on top of
"I have one friend whose hus- each other in the violent wind.
band's family refused to leave," Suddenly, Jack's chin starts to
Louadriaii says'. "-They 'f-ind" quiver;,fightingkcback;tears. "I
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street," he.says. "It was a child,
about 2 years old."
Six days after Hurricane
Katrina hit, Jack finally was able
to leave Louisiana.
"I packed up what I could sal-
vage," he says. "I hit the high-
way. I didn't know where I was
going. I was just scared."
Jack got a flat tire in Live Oak
and two men stopped to help
him. He's been in north Florida
ever since. Jack recently spent
two weeks in the hospital,
hooked up to an IV, after he
began feeling weak and lost his
appetite. Doctors said he had an
infection, which he probably
caught wading in the filthy hur-
ricane.rivers to get water so his
elderly neighbors could flush
their toilets.
SNow, Jack is regaining his
strength, but he is worried
about finding a job in the auto-
motive business because his
money is running dangerously
Sandra Kerr, 54, and her
boy6 iend Louis Petit, 57, left
their homes in Violet, La., and

said they ended up in Lake City
because it was the first town,
that had lodging.
"Every exit we went to on
1-10 didn't have any rooms and
nobody would take pets,"
Sandra says.
Sandra, Louis and Sandra's
daughter and son-in-aw
checked into the Super 8 Motel
with their five dogs on Aug. 28.
Sandra and Louis still are at the
motel, living out of their suitcas-
es and eating bland microwave
dinners they buy from
Wal-Mart every two days. All
Sandra wants is to move out of
the motel into a home she can
call her own.
"I just want to be able to have
a kitchen and to cook again,"
she says. "The walls are closing
in on" Sandra works for
CMS Professional Staffing, Inc.,
but Louis has had trouble find-
ing a job because Sandra takes
their only car to work every day.
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10 minutes before turning
around and driving back to
Florida. Sandra couldn't bear to
see the home she lived in for
34 years in ruins. Sandra says
she "freaked out" when she
found her old shed a block
away from her home on some-
one's roof with a car and a boat
underneath it.
'"She was hysterical," Louis
says. "I thought we were going
to have to have the paramedics
take her."

Hope for the Holidays
For most families, Christmas
means being at home with
friends and family.
For Hurricane Katrina
evacuees who lost everything,
Dec. 25 will be a tough day.
Sandra and Louis will spend
Christmas in their tiny motel
room, decorated with two poin-
settia plants. Sandra says it will
be difficult because her family
used to gather at her home for
the holidays.
'Thanksgiving, I was crying
all day," Sandra says.
"Christmas, it's going to be the
same thing."
New Orleans evacuee Trina
Hill, 37, also says this
Christmas will be difficult'
because her husband is
working in Louisiana.
"My biggest challenge I
would say would be my emo-
tions, especially with the
holidays," she says.
Many of the hurricane sur-
vivors currently are in grief
counseling to try to move past
the ordeal. But despite being
uprooted from their lives, these
local evacuees all say they plan
to make this area their perma-
nent homes. Nearly five months
after the hurricane, they still
are living in a state of imperma-
nence looking for jobs, in
need of cars and dreaming of.
one day living'in houses again.
But one thing they all say
they will remember this
Christmas is the people of this
area who have helped them as
,they try to get back on their
-feet '.': a 'on
': Jak l'says frobri' he' moment

he got the flat tire in Live Oak,
organizations such as Catholic
Charities and local residents
repaired his car for free, paid
his bills, and gave him shelter,
clothing and food. Local dentist
Dr. John Craig even replaced
the tooth plates that were
knocked out of his mouth
during Katrina.
"I couldn't believe how gen-
erous this area has been since
I've been here," Jack says. "I
was treated like a king here."
Sandra and Louis say
Columbia County churches
have been a source of inspira-
tion. Churches have cooked
meals for them and given them
someone to talk to.
"We get depressed at times,
but if you can't laugh and talk
about it, it would be .a lot
worse," Louis says.
"Everybody here is really
understanding. People here
want to talk about it."
Trina says she couldn't ask
for more than what the people
of Columbia County have given
her. On top of an apartment,
money and food, a local resi-
dent gave her a car and
Catholic Charities gave her
Christmas presents for her
three children.
"I've been blessed, but never
like this," she says.
Louadrian is grateful her
husband found a job doing den-
tal work for inmates at a
Jennings prison.
"I think it's been good for
him," she says. "It has given him
a purpose in life."
Louadrian and Stella say
although they lost everything
and they miss their old lives,
they have much to be thankful
"You value different things in
a different way," Louadrian says.
"You have much more value on
human life. There's no
emphasis on 'stuff' anymore."
Stella remembers how her
family almost did not evacuate
New Orleans.
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says. "We now know what it
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Gretzky steps
down as coach
Wayne Gretzky took an
indefinite leave as coach of
the Phoenix Coyotes on
Saturday night to return to
Canada to be with his moth-
er, who has lung cancer.
Gretzky left the team
before the Coyotes played
the Kings
in Los
and went
where 'he
grew up Gretzky
and his
parents still live.
"We respect and support
Wayne's decision," Coyotes
general manager Michael
Barnett said in a statement.
"Family has always come
first to the Gretzkys, as it
should. The thoughts and
prayers of the Phoenix
Coyotes organization, and
most surely, those of the
entire hockey world, are
with Wayne and the
Gretzky family at this most
difficult time."
Associate coach Rick
Tocchet assumed head
coaching duties until
Gretzky returns.
In his first season as
coach, Gretzky also the
Coyotes' managing partner
has led Phoenix to a
16-14-2 record. The Coyotes
are tied for third place in
the Pacific Division.

Mount Union wins
Division III title
SALEM, Va. Mount
Union is back on top in
Division III football and
more than happy to say so.
had a lot
end Greg ,
said after Kmic
the Purple
Raiders beat Wisconsin-
Whitewater 35-28 on
Saturday in the Amos
Alonzo Stagg Bowl for their
eighth Division III title in 13
years, but first since 2002.
Nate Kmic ran for three
touchdowns, including a
95-yarder, Mike Jorris
threw for two scores and
the Purple Raiders (14-1)
turned Wisconsin-
Whitewater away with
nothing several times after
being backed up near it
own goal line. Mount
Union had an interception
at its own 1, batted down a
sure TD pass and had a
goal-line stand.
The 95-yard run matched
the Stagg Bowl record set
by Mount Union's Chuck
Moore in 2001, and helped
Kmic finish with 1,040
rushing yards in five
playoff games.

Carroll wins NAIA
Tyler Emmert ended a
memorable career with
another national title, lead-
ing Carroll College (Mont.)
to its fourth straight NAIA
football championship,
27-10 over St. Francis
(Ind.) on Saturday.
Emmert went 20-of-36 for
278 yards and three touch-
downs as the top-ranked
Fighting Saints (14-0) rolled
to a 17-3 lead to beat the sec-
ond-ranked Cougars (13-1).

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Indians rout Ocala-St. Johns

Four different Fort
White players score
in a 5-0 home win.
FORT WHITE -.In one of
the most impressive perform-
ances of the season, the Fort
White High boys soccer team
braved cold and rainy weather
to defeat Ocala-St. Johns High
5-0 on Saturday.
"I thought we played really

well;" Indians coach Bob
Hochmuth said.
"For the most part,, we've
still got some nagging injuries
but everyone was able to play.
And I think that that's kind of
indicative of what we're able
to do when we're healthy."
Fort White showed early on
that this game would not be a
repeat of the 1-0 "rugby"
match the Indians lost to
Ocala back on Dec. 1, as Fort
White started on the offensive
-with three consecutive corner

Connor Hayden was at the
center of an offensive storm
that accounted for 14 shots on
goal, scoring twice and assist-
ing on the first goal on a cross
to Danny Bowie.
"I think we've been working
a lot on getting our strikers
doing our runs real well, and
it kind of meshed today,"
Hayden said.
Showing no ill effects from
the slight meniscus tear that
sidelined him for much of the
'INDIANS continued on 3B


Five county pupils to
take part in Punt,
Pass and Kick
Jacksonville Jaguars quar-
terback David Garrard will
not be the only person throw-
ing passes at Alltel Stadium
today. Participants in the
Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick
competition will get their
chance at halftime.
Five pupils from Columbia
County earned a spot in the
team competition field -
Kayli Kvistad from Westside
Elementary and Breann
Strickland, Shelby Widergren
and Trey VandeVoren from
Lake City Middle School.
The five won competition at
their respective schools and
qualified for the Jacksonville
trip at the sectional
competition in Live Oak.
Lake City RE. teachers
Girvin and Linda Skinner have
been involved in Punt, Pass
and Kick for several years.
The Skinners have been invit-
ed to work the competition.
"Every NFL team has a
team competition," Girvin
said. "If they place in the top
five in the nation, they get to
go to an NFL playoff game.
They will see people all the
way from the Panhaudle."
The Jacksonville team com-
petition begins at 8 a.m. today.
Winners will be announced
prior to the Jaguars kickoff,
but all PPK participants will
go on the field at halftime for
one throw.
"Most of the schools in our

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Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick sectional winners who will compete today at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville are (front row, from left) Shelby
Widergren, Trey VandeVoren and Brittany Strickland. Back row (from left) are Kayli Kvistad and Breann Raulerson.

county participate," Girvin said.
VandeVoren, who won in
the 14-15 age group, is a
veteran of the competition.
"I won in the fifth grade and
competed in Jacksonville," he
said. "It is going to be fun."
VandeVoren plays basket-
ball and baseball and is a
bowler. He said he is best at
the pass. His football teams
are the Seahawks and Virginia
Kvistad, a fourth-grader,

won in the 8-9 age group in
her first year of PPK competi-
tion. Kvistad also likes soft-
ball, soccer and gymnastics.
She is best at kicking and
likes the Gators.
"I think it's great," Kvistad
said. "I am a little nervous
because I have never done it
Raulerson is a member of
the Falconettes dance team
and a Gator fan. She has pre-
viously competed in PPK and

Blue Wave crests against

Indians basketball teams

K. Yonge sweeps
boys, girls varsity
teams on Saturday.
From staff reports

Going from Class 4A
Columbia High to state pow-
erhouse PK. Yonge School is
no easy task, especially in a
span of less than 24 hours.
But that was what the Fort,

White High boys and girls
varsity basketball teams
faced on Saturday.
The boys lost 110-49, and
played without point guard
Owen McFadden, who was
out of town, Ollie James, who
missed the bus and Ben
Anderson, who had to work.
"Rough two nights, playing
Columbia and PK. back-to-
back," Coach Charles Moore

Antwan Ruise led Fort
White with 17 points and
Justin Pinello. scored 13.
In the girls game, the Lady
Indians fell 61-18 against the
Blue Wave. Salacey Nichols
scored eight points, and
Beedee Harris scored four.
The Fort White boys (5-5)
and girls (5-8) host EK.
Yonge again in a quad game
that starts with the JV game
at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 6.

Kentucky rebounds with upset

Rondo scores 25 to
leadWildcats past
No. 4 Louisville.
Associated Press
game after its worst perform-
ance of the season,. Kentucky

put together its best.
Rajon Rondo scored
25 points, setting a,career
high for the fourth time this
season, and the 23rd-ranked
Wildcats rebounded from
their most lopsided loss in
16 years to beat No. 4
Louisville 73-61 on Saturday.
Kentucky, which was in
danger of dropping out of the

Top 25 after a run of
87 straight poll appearances,
beat its archrival in consecu-
tive years for the first time
since winning three straight
over the Cardinals from
2000 to 2002.
"I know everyone in the
United States, and especially
UPSET continued on 3B

broke through in the
10-11 age group.
"It's cool; I never got to the
second round before," she
Strickland is a sweeper on
the Lady Falcons soccer team.
The 12-13 age winner is a fan
of the Seminoles and Jaguars.
"I am most nervous about
halftime and throwing the
ball," -Strickland said. "I am
not nervous about the time
before the game."

Widergren plays striker for
the Lake City soccer team.
She is a three-time
Presidential Fitness winner at
Lake City and won the
14-15 age group.
"I play football with my
brother and dad a lot,"
Widergren said. "I think it is
really cool, but I will be a little
nervous being in front of all
those people. I have never
done anything like that

Pats clinch AFC East

Barber runs for 220
yards as Giants top
Kansas City 27-17.
Associated Press

Tom Brady and the New
England defense threw a new
wrinkle into their late-season
surge by finally beat-
ing a strong team.
Dominating it,
The two-time
defending NFL cham-
pions knocked aside
one of their biggest
challenges of the season,
clinching the AFC East title with
a 28-0 win Saturday against the
Tampa Bay Btccaneers.
Brady threw three scoring
passes in his 85th consecutive
start despite being listed as
questionable for the game
with a left shin injury. New
England's defense sacked
Chris Simms seven times and
held the Bucs to 138 yards, its
third straight opponent with
less than 200.
The Patriots (9-5) have

outscored those three oppo-
nents 79-10 and won for the
fifth time in six games after
going 4-4 in an injuiry-plagued
first half of the season.
In their previous three wins,
they beat the lowly New
Orleans Saints, New York Jets
and Buffalo Bills. Their other
two wins this season against
above-.500 teams came on last-
minute field goals.
The Bucs came in
Sas a hot team with
four wins in their last
five games. But they
dropped to 9-5, a half-
game behind
Carolina (9-4), which
leads the NFC South heading
into today's game at New
Carnell "Cadillac" Williams
gained 23 yards on 14 carries.
Williams entered the game
with five 100-yard outings and
924 yards rushing.
Brady set a career-high with
3,888 yards this season after
completing 20 of 31 passes for
258 yards.
The Patriots won the
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TV Sports

I p.m.
ESPN PBA, Empire State Classic, at
Clifton Park, N.Y.
9 a.m.
TGC European PGA Tour, South
African Airways Open, final round, at George,
South Africa (same-day tape)
3:30 p.m.
FSN -Texas Southern at Boston College
5:30 p.m.
FSN Miami at N.C. State
8 p.m.
FSN -Valparaiso at Duke
I p.m.
CBS Regional coverage
FOX Regional coverage, doubleheader
4 p.m.
CBS Regional coverage
FOX Regional coverage, doubleheader
8:30 p.m.
ESPN Atlanta at Chicago

7 p.m.
ESPN2 Pepperdine at Kansas
9 p.m.
ESPN2 Indiana at Charlotte
9 p.m.
ABC -Green Bay at Baltimore
8 p.m.
OLN Dallas at Minnesota


NFL standings


x-New England
N.Y. Jets



San Diego
Kansas City

9 5 0
6 7 0
4 9 0
3'10 0
13 0 0
9 4 0
4 9 0
I 12 0
10 3 0
8 5 0
4 9 0
4 9 0
10 3 0
8 5 0
8 6 0
4 9 0

Pct PF
.643 322
.462 242
.308 191
.231 169

Pct PF
1.000 392
.692 273
.308 252
.077 193

Pct PF
.769 350
.615 295
.308 171
.308 203

Pct PF
.769 322
.615 378
.571 356
.308 259


N.Y. Giants 10 4
Dallas 8 5
Washington 7 6
Philadelphia 5 8
Carolina 9 4
Tampa Bay 9 5
Atlanta 8 5
New Orleans 3 10
Chicago 9 4
Minnesota 8 5
Detroit 4. 9
Green Bay 3 10
x-Seattle II 2
St. Louis 5, 8
Arizona 4 9
San Francisco 2 1I
x-clinched division

Pct PF
.714 372
.615 284
.538 258
.385 252

Pct PF
.692 300
.643 246
.615 313
.231 200

Pct PF
.692 210
.615 246
.308 203
.231 255

.846 379 211
.385 307 378
.308 252 319
.154 186 381

Saturday's Games
(Late Game Not Included)
New England 28,Tampa Bay 0
N.Y. Giants 27, Kansas City 17
Denver at Buffalo (n)
Today's Games
N.Y. Jets at Miami, I p.m.
Arizona at Houston, I p.m.
Seattle atTennessee, 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 atWashington, 4:15 p.m.
Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Monday's Game
Green Bay at Baltimore, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24
Tennessee at Miami, I p.m.
Detroit vs. New Orleans at San Antonio,
I p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Washington, I p.m.
Buffalo at Cincinnati, I p.m.
Dallas at Carolina, I p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, I p.m.
San Francisco at St. Louis, I p.m.
San Diego at Kansas City, I p.m.
Atlanta atTampa Bay, I p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, I p.m.
Philadelphia atArizona, 4:05 p.m.
Indianapolis at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
Oakland at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25
Chicago at Green Bay, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 26
New England at N.Y.Jets,9 p.m.

College bowl games

New Orleans Bowl
At Lafayette, La.
Arkansas State (6-5) vs. Southern Miss
(6-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

College playoffs

Appalachian State 21, Northern Iowa 16

Stagg Bowl
Mount Union, Ohio 35, Wisconsin-
Whitewater 28
Carroll, Mont. 27, St. Francis, Ind. 10


NBA standings

Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 12 12 .500 -
New Jersey 10 12 .455 1
Boston 9 13 .409 2
New York 6 17 .261 5/2
Toronto 4 19 .174 7%/
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 14' II .560 -
Orlando 9 12 .429 3
Washington 9 12 .429 3
Charlotte 6 18 .250 7/i
Atlanta 5 17 .227 7/i
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 18 3 .857 -
Indiana 14 8 .636 4/1
Milwaukee 13 8 .619 5
Cleveland 13 9 .591 5%/
Chicago II II .500 7'/2
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 18 4 .818 -
Dallas 17 6 .739 1I'2
Memphis 13 8 .619 4'/
New Orleans 10 13 .435 8%h
Houston 9 13 .409 9
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Minnesota 12 9 .571 -
Denver 12 12 .500 I/2
Seattle 10 12 .455 2'/
Utah 10 13 .435. 3
Portland 6 16 .273 6'/
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 15 8 .652 -
Phoenix 14 8 .636 'h
Golden State 14 9 .609 I
LA. Lakers 13 10 .565 2
Sacramento 10 13 .435 5
Friday's Games
Indiana 93, Utah 83
Atlanta 122, New York III
Golden State 108,Toronto 98
Milwaukee 100, Boston 96
New Jersey 115, Denver 106, OT
,Miami 112, Philadelphia 105
Detroit 110, Chicago 82
Phoenix 101, New Orleans 88
Dallas 109, Orlando 103, OT
Seattle II I, Portland 99
LA. Lakers 97,Washington 91
Saturday's Games
(Late Games Not Included)
L.A. Clippers 89, Houston 81
Cleveland 115, Miami 107
Indiana 102, NewYork 96
Detroit.103, Charlotte 78
Phoenix at Memphis (n)
Utah at Milwaukee (n)
Boston at Chicago (n)
Sacramento at San Antonio (n)
Today's Games
Philadelphia at Toronto, I p.m.
Denver at Atlanta, 2 p.m.
Golden State at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
San Antonio at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Washington at Portland, 9 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
Monday's Games
Toronto at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Golden State at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Washington at Seattle, 10 p.m.

College scores .

Army 53, Maritime 36
Binghamton 71, North Florida 64
Bucknell 83, Cornell 39
Colgate 72, Hobart 47
George Washington 98, Md.-Eastern Shore

Georgetown 70, Stetson 50
Harvard 6 1,Albany, N.Y. 48
Marist 56, St.John's 53
Pittsburgh 63,Vermont 52
Wagner 63, Rhode Island 61
Kentucky 73, Louisville 61
Louisiana Tech 80, McNeese St. 67
Memphis 72, Mississippi 49
Old Dominion 87, DePaul 43
Wake Forest 61, Princeton 42
Ball St. 75,Anderson, Ind. 47
Cincinnati 105,TennesseeTech 62
Detroit 69, Canisius 68
Indiana St. 59, Butler 58
Marquette 61, San Francisco 48
Nebraska 76, Chicago St. 65
Saint Louis 74, Kennesaw St. 60

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


UCLA 68, Michigan 61
Youngstown St. 72, Duquesne 51
Georgia Southern 82, Arkansas St. 71
Tennessee 95,Texas 78
Arizona 73, Utah 43
Boise St. 79, Utah Valley St. 62
Idaho 77, E. Oregon 58
Oregon St. 64, Georgia 60
Washington St. 61, Portland 46
UCF 63, Norfolk St.47
UNC-Greensboro 85, Greensboro 47
Michigan St. 83, Cleveland St. 75
SE Missouri 81, Cent. Methodist 49
Cal Poly 88, CS Stanislaus 75
Portland St. 85, Lewis & Clark 59
Southern Cal 77,W. Michigan 62
Washington 91, E.Washington 74

Top 25 schedule

Today's Games
No. I Duke vs.Valparaiso, 8 p.m.
No. 2 Connecticut vs. New Hampshire at
the Hartford Civic Center, 2 p.m.
No. 7 Florida vs. Jacksonville, I p.m.
No. 9 Illinois vs. Coppin State, 5 F m
No. 12 Michigan State vs. Florida
International, 4 p.m.
No. 13 Boston College vs.Texas Southern.
3:30 p.m.
No.21 N.C. State vs. Miami, 5:30 p.m.


NHL standings

Atlantic Division
W L OT Pts GF G-.
N.Y.Rangers 20 9 4 44 105 82
Philadelphia 18 8 4 40 Ii 3 97
N.Y.Jslanders 16 13 2 34 101 106
NewJersey 14 13 5 33 94 105
Pittsburgh 8 18 7 23 88 132
Northeast Division
Ottawa 23 5 2 48 132 63
Buffalo 22 .10 1 45 110 104
Montreal 16 9 5 37 88 94
Toronto 16 13 3 35 104 105
.Boston 1 II 15 6 28 96 109
Southeast Division
Carolina 21 9 2 44 116 100
Tampa Bay .18 12 3 39 104 101
Atlanta 14 16 4 32 118 126
Florida II 19 4 26 86 112
Washington 1IQ 18 2 22 84 119
Central Division
Detroit 22 9 3 47 129 92
Nashville .19 7. 3 41 88 82
Chicago 13 16 2 28 89 108
Columbus 9 22 0 18 59 108
St. Louis 6 18 4 16 77 III
Northwest Division
, L OT ,Pta,,GF GA
Vancouver 20 9 2 42 103 89
Calgary 18 9 4 40 75 73
Edmonton 17 II 4 38 .00 94
Colorado 16 13 3 35 121 109
Minnesota 12 15 4 28 83 77
Pacific Division
Dallas 20 8 ..1 41 99 80
Los Angeles 19 13 I 39. III 96
Phoenix 16 14 2 34 90 84
Anaheim 14 13 6 34 90 90
San Jose 14 12 4 32 92 97
Friday's Games
Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT
Chicago 5, St. Louis I
San Jose 4,Washington. I
Los Angeles 4,Anaheim 3, SO
Saturday's Games
Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 3
Carolina 4, New Jersey I
Atlanta 2, Florida I
N.Y. Islanders 5, Colorado 4
Ottawa 8,Toronto 2
Detroit 6,Tampa Bay 3
Philadelphia at St. Louis-(n)
Montreal at Minnesota (n)
Columbus at Nashville (n)
Boston at Calgary (n)
Edmonton at Vancouver (n)
Phoenix at Los Angeles (n)
Today's Games
Colorado at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m.
Florida at Washington, 6 p.m.
Dallas at Chicago, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Monday's Games
Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


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DECEMBER 19, 2005

Ruiz loses WBA heavyweight title

Associated Press

BERLIN John Ruiz lost
the WBA heavyweight title
Saturday night, dropping a
disputed split decision to
Russian 7-footer Nikolay
Valuev, who becomes the
tallest and heaviest
(323 pounds) champion of all-
time, won 116-113 and
116-114 on two judges' cards,
with a third judge scoring the
fight 114-114. The crowd of
10,000 booed the decision.

"I had to wait 12 years for
this and now it has hap-
pened," the 32-year-old
Valuev said. "It's fantastic."
Ruiz, who weighed
85 pounds less than Valuev at
238, appeared to have the
fight in hand, using a jab-and-
grab tactic to slip in a few
punches and then tie up
Valuev began throwing
combinations in the seventh
round, adding to a left jab that
landed from the opening
round. In the ninth, Valuev

even danced a bit.
Valuev landed the only
punch that did damage in the
final round, hitting Ruiz on
the chin with a straight left
that wobbled the champion.
Ruiz clinched his way to the
end of the fight.
Ruiz's record fell to 42-6-1,
while Valuev improved to
43-0 with one no-decision.
Ruiz lost to James Toney in
April, then was given the title
when Toney was stripped of
the crown for testing positive
for steroids.

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Tennessee shocks No. 6 Texas

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas Chris
Lofton scored 21 points and
Tennessee kept up its perfect
early season run under first-
year coach Bruce Pearl by
handing the Longhorns their
second straight blowout loss,
95-78 on Saturday.
C.J. Watson added 17 points
for Tennessee (6-0), which hit
12 3-pointers, hounded Texas
into 22 turnovers and routine-
ly sliced through the
Longhorns' normally tough
defense for easy baskets.
A week earlier, Texas (8-2)
was ranked No. 2 and off to its
best start in 24 years. Then
came a 31-point loss to No. 1
Duke and then this, a surpris-
ingly easy Tennessee victory
that snapped the Longhorns'
33-game home nonconference
winning streak.
PJ. Tucker had 20 points
and 11 rebounds to lead

No. 5 Memphis 72,
Mississippi 49
OXFORD, Miss. Rodney.

Tennessee players celebrate on the sidelines on Saturday, during
the Volunteers' 95-78 win over No. 6 Texas in Austin, Texas.

Carney, Memphis' sixth man,
scored 19 points to lead the
Memphis (8-1) never
trailed, led by as many as
24 points and shot nearly
44 percent in winning its fifth
straight game.
Memphis coach John
Calipari started three
freshmen and two

Carney, a senior captain
and the preseason player of
the year in Conference USA,
showed .off a variety of high-
light-reel dunks and sent
home happy a huge group of
Memphis fans who made the
90-mile drive to Oxford.:
Shawne Williams added
13 points for the Tigers.
Clarence Sanders led the
Rebels (6-3) with 13 points.

No. 14 UCLA 68,
Michigan 61
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
Jordan Farmar had 21 points
and Arron Afflalo added 20 for
UCLA, which held off a late
rally to hand the Wolverines
their first loss of the season.
The Bruins (8-1) are off to
their best start since 1997-98.
UCLA led 63-50 with
4:35 left, but Michigan then
scored nine straight points.
Afflalo's steal and short pass
to Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
for a layup gave the Bruins a
65-59 lead, and some breath-
ing room, with 1:23 left.

No. 15 George
Washington 98, Maryland-
Eastern Shore 72

Pinnock scored 18 points to
lead five George Washington
players in double figures.
Pops Mensah-Bonsu had
16 points, nine rebounds and
three blocks for the Colonials
(8-0), off to their best start
since 1953-54.

INDIANS: A team effort leads to a third victory

Continued From Page 1B
early part of the. season,
Hayden scored once on a nice
cross from Matt Case in the
first half, and again on a shot
that rolled ever so slowly into
the net when the Ocala-St.
Johns goalie was caught lean-
ing the wrong way and slipped
and fell in the mud.
Andrew Sherrer also put his
name in the scoring column
when he beat both the Ocala-
St. Johns goalie and the con-
verging defender to a ball just
outside the box.
Sherrer knocked in the gift
for a 4-0 lead, and like Hayden
had several scoring chances
despite playing with a back
injury he suffered in a car

wreck several weeks ago.
The final goal may have
been the finest though, as it
was a symbol of the teamwork
the Indians strive for.
Late in the game, Hochmuth
moved defender Mario
Barrera up to join the attack.
Barrera made a move past
the opposing keeper and had a
wide-open net to shoot into
from about 15 feet, but at the
last second he dished the ball
off to the right to teammate
Roberto Ruiz for the tap-in and
his first varsity goal.
"When a coach moves you
up to do things and you still
decide to give the ball away,
that shows the character of

that kid," Hochmuth said of
The Indians end the pre-
Christmas Break portion of the
season at 3-4-2 heading into their
game against Suwannee High at

noon in the Columbia/Fort
White Christmas Soccer
Tournament on Dec. 28.
The Indians will also play
Panama City Arnold High at

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division for the fourth time in
five years.

Giants 27, Chiefs 17
- Tiki Barber ran for a team-
record 220 yards and scored
two touchdowns, helping the
Giants beat up-and-coming
runner Larry Johnson and
the Kansas City Chiefs. If the
Giants (10-4) beat

UPSET: Cards
Continued From Page 1B
in this state, talks about this
game," Kentucky center
Lukasz Obrzut said. "It's the
most important game of the
Louisville coach Rick Pitino
- who restored Kentucky
basketball to glory in the
1990s as the Wildcats' coach
- has a 34-3 record in
December games during his
five seasons with Louisville.
All three losses have come to
Kentucky. Pitino is 1-2 at Rupp
Arena as the Cardinals' coach.
The win before 24,432
fans, the second-largest crowd
in the 30-year history of Rupp
Arena was the 350th of
Kentucky coach Tubby
Smith's career. He is one of

Washington next week, they
will clinch the NFC East.
Despite a banged up offen-
sive line, Barber slithered
through the Chiefs defense,
breaking one tackle after
another to eclipse the old sin-
gle-game rushing mark of 218,
set by Gene Roberts against
the Chicago Cardinals in 1950.
Kansas City (8-6), mean-
while, .saw its wild-card
chances diminish with the loss.

' first loss

seven coaches to have
reached 350 wins in 15 sea-
sons or less. His career record
is 350-123 in 15 seasons at
Tulsa, Georgia and Kentucky.
Kentucky (7-3) had lost
two of its previous three
games, including a 26-point
defeat against Indiana on
Dec. 10. Smith juggled his
starting lineup, inserting
guard Joe Crawford, forward
Sheray Thomas and Obrzut,
and the move paid immediate
Kentucky wasted little time
asserting its dominance
against the Cardinals (6-1),
never trailing and jumping to
a double-digit lead in the first
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The Los Angeles Clippers' Ellon Brand blocks the shot of Houston
Rockets' center ',ac Ming during the first half cf their NBA
basketball game on Saturday. The Clippers won 89-81.

Clips down Rockets

Associated F i.-:

McGrady has prn.ven he can
score 60 points in a game.
After giving up him in
the first half. the Los Angeles
Clippers ke],pt him from mak-
ing it one f thos._- game-s and
generated enough offense to:
beat the HAo-,Uton Rocket-..
Sam- Ca-sell
had 22 points. "I wasr
Elton Fr.ind
scored nine of anythii
his 20 points in fat
the final 6 r min-
utes, and the Trac
Clippers kept Houston
McGrady rto 2-
for-12 shooting uin
the second half
on Saturday to beat Houston ._s-
81 and snap the Rockets" five-
game winnitz -s.treak.
"Tracy's ne ,:'f the best at
scoring in bunches. so tried to
contest his shots and make
him tak.- touc-h shots,"
Clippers guard Cuitlino
Mobley said. "We just tried to.
wear him d'~'wn a little bit, and
we did a b- rter job of that in
the second half."
McGradv. coming off a 3)4-
point game at Seattle. finished
with 29 against th:e Clil.ers
after making l1 first 14
shots. The Rockets lost f,;r the
second time in eight games
since the rt.,-time NBA scur-
ing champion returned from a
sprained back that sidelined
him for eight games all
'They did a good job on
him, but th'-' committed extra
defenders on him," Rockets
coach Jeff. Van Gundy said.
"Obviously we'ree strugglingg
right now \vith our perimeter
shooting, and we didn't make
them pay a- much as ,c:'d
hoped to for their committing
multiple defenders to
McGrady. t, i e'\e got to do
that a little bit better."
McGradv admitted he was



somewhat tired because of the
Rockets' grueling six-game
ro:'ad trip, which ends today in
this same building against the
"I wasn't hurl or anything-
just fatigue," McGrady said I
just really felt this trip in that
second half. I flIt a little slug-
gish in the first half. but in the
second. it really jumped on
me. I just did-
t hurt or n't have any
tenergy-, any
g just lift in my
7ue." jumper, or
McGrady, going to the
crkels guard basket. I was

running in
N o I I e v

scored I.S points for the
Clippers,. who were nissinc
No. 2 scorer Cor.-vy Maggerte
for the -ixth straight game
because -,f a sprained left foot.
Backup center Chris W-Vilcox
had 11 points and tied a career
high with 13 rebounds, help-
ing end a string of nine
straight losses to the RWckets.
The Clippers' starting back-
court of Cassell and Moibley
- both drafted by -
combined to shoot 17-fo'r-32.
Cassell helped the Ro:cklIets
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Nlubley spent hi- first six sea-
sons with them before he was
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said. "Those t-,o guys come in
and get us motivated, know
how to take over the games
fur us and put players in the
right position. Now that we've
got them. so we're going to
take advantage of them and
ride them all the way."
The Clippers, who began
the day tied with Phoenix for
the Pacific Division lead.
ended a three-game skid.



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your job


Sf you think landing an
interview is tough, try
acing one. A new
survey developed by
Robert Half Finance
& Accounting. and
conducted by an
independent research firm,
shows that 32 percent of
CFOs polled believe job
applicants make more
missteps at the interview
stage than in any other
part of the job search
process. And 21 percent
said that the greatest
.number of errors occur on
More than 1,400 CFOs
from a random sample of
U.S. companies with 20 or.
more employees were
asked. "In which of the
following job application
areas do you feel
candidates make the most
mistakes." Their
responses, in percentages:
Interview, 32; resume,
21; cover letter. 9;
reference checks, 9:
interview follow-up, 7;

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LCCC offers training
courses for managers oh
the frondines of business.

Melissa Pafford is on the'
frontline of leadership
training. That's because
Pafford, a Hunter
Panels traffic
supervisor, along with other managers
and supervisors in the company,
completed the same kind of leadership
training used by Fortune 500
Other companies that use the
program are New Millennium Building
Systems, Suwannee Lumber and
Florida Department of Transportation,
said Lake City Community College
(LCCC) Workforce and Economic
Development Executive Director Timn
LCCC offers the program called
FrontLine Leadership Training.
One of nine supervisors and '
managers from Hunter Panels who
recently took the program, Pafford
said she used what she learned
immediately and reflected on what
benefited her most about the training.
"It was probably to focus on the
situation, the issue and the behavior
and not on the person," Pafford said.
"Separating the situation from the
person was just phenomenal. I've used
that several times."
The technique seems to work
because "people do not feel like they're
being attacked, Pafford said. "They're
more willing to listen to you.
"It seemed to build stronger team
relationships by taking action to work
out'conflicts before they.caused
serious damage.-1 just felt that heeled ,



Hunter Panels Traffic Supervisor Melissa Pafford (left) speaks with Utility Three
Warehouse Shipping Lead Man Chris Woodson Sr., while he loads roofing insulation
panels for commercial use.

to build the stronger team
relationships that we have," Pafford
. T,.i r. ygraau Pafford,went through .
jis tofsmalrtq nedin,business,

version of Achieve Global's training
program for managers and supervisors
of Fortune 500 companies, and LCCC
has a license to provide it, Atkinson
said..' "' .

"Most businesses .are not able to
afford providing management
training," Atkinson said, and added
thaL because companiese promote
through the ranks" they really need
such training for employees.
"What we're able to do is address
that gap in the skills training between.
the technology of the company and
leadership skill." Atkinson said.
While FrontLine is for private
companies, LCCC also offers a
program for city, countyand state
agencies in partnership with the
Florida Center for Public Management
at Florida State University called the
Certified Public Manager program.
"Close to 100 individuals" have
completed that program, including
participants from the cities of Lake
City and Macclenny, along with Florida
Department of Transportation and
Baker County employees, Atkinson
While the FrontLine program
consists of as many four-hour modules
on different topics that a company
chooses from many offered, the
Certified Public Manager program is a
defined program that leads to
certification and includes completion of
Sa project related to the individual's
Duties artwork.
Along with offering those two
programs to employers. Atkinson said '
the college also could assist local
employers to obtain WorkforceFlorida
,grants to pay the costs for their
employees to take the FrontLine or
r CPM programs.
"I think it's a very valuable resource
to both existing companies and
potential new companies that locate in
the area," said Lake City/Columbia
County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Jim Poole.
"Leadership at a company is important
and training is the key to being .

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One dow inside to this is that you
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while sometimes t"o or more
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down payment is tied up. Some peo-
ple invest in preconsiruction proper-
ties onlh to "'llip" ireselli them
before the building is even ready for
Investing in real estate is nothing
new, but it's on the nse. According
to the National Association of Real-
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What if this isn't

a happy holiday

season for your

small business?

AP Business Writer
NEWYORK- With news of
plant closings and layoffs
appearing almost daily in the
news media, this isn't the hap-
piest of holiday seasons for
many companies even if
they're not suffering job cuts or
otherwise struggling, their cus-
tomers or vendors might be.
And so company owners need
to be sensitive to employees'
feelings during what may be a
more uncertain than cheerful
Human resources consult-
ants say it's critical for owners
to be upfront with employees
anytime there are problems in
the business, whether its dur-
ing the holidays or any other
time of the year.
Fran Galante, executive
director of Managed Care
Concepts, a Boca Raton-based
employee assistance program
provider, says dealing with an
unhappy holiday season falls
into the category of change
management. Change manage-
ment means helping your
employees cope with the pain
or uncertainty of difficult times,
and it also means keeping the
lines of communication open,
meeting with staffers and
answering their questions.
Galante noted that this holi-
day season may be particularly
hard for companies affected
directly or indirectly by .this
year's hurricanes. And the total
impact from Katrina, Rita and
Wilma on these businesses
may not yet be known.
She said she tells her clients

to meet with staffers and "have
open communication to the
point where they (employees)
are comfortable." However,
Galante said, that doesn't mean
you need to reveal every last bit
of information about your
company's situation.
She also advises talking to
employees in an orderly fash-
ion don't tell a few staffers,
and not tell others. The
grapevine will kick in, and
'"your message will not only get
lost but be convoluted,"
Galante said. And you'll proba-
bly end up creating rather than
alleviating anxiety.
A question each business
owner must also deal with is
whether to celebrate the holi-
days or hold a summertime
picnic or similar celebration at
other points in the year -
when times are bad. If you
spend money on a party, even a
modest one, some employees
might resent what they see as a
frivolous expense. If you don't
have a celebration, others may
feel that they're being
Arlene Vernon, president of
HRx Inc., an Eden Prairie,
Minn.-based human resources
consultancy, says it's a good
idea to celebrate the company's
successes which means,
after all, the employees' suc-
cesses and so a holiday
observance can be entirely
Even in a company where
there have been layoffs, own-
ers "have to still honor the

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receiving lately creating a buying
opportunity? Look at a five-year
chart comparing its stock perfor-
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and Motley Fool Stock Advisor
( pick Costco
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nearly doubled, Wal-Mart is
nursing a loss, and Costco '. '
falls in between. So on a peer
basis, the stock is definitely lagging.
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well. Sales for the completed fiscal
year ended Jan. 2()il \1ere SI 81 bil-
lion. They rose to 5285 billion for
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from 56.2 billion to S10.3 billion.
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HP introduces state-of-the-art video conferencing

San Francisco Chronicle
In an effort to ease the pains
of jet-lagged executives who
are burned out on business
travel, Hewlett-Packard has
unveiled a high-priced video
conferencing system that can
simulate real-time, face-to-face
meetings over long distances.
The set-up, however, comes
at a steep price. It costs
$550,000 per room for the
equipment and installation.
Customers will also pay an
$18,000 monthly service fee
per room.
The system, dubbed Halo
Collaboration Studio, includes
four 50-inch flat-panel plasma
screens, four video cameras
and a high-fidelity speaker sys-
tem. The system is tethered to
the Palo Alto firm's private
' fiber-optic broadband net-
work, avoiding the public
The studio also
includes cosmetic touch-
es, including matching
furniture and wall panel-
ing, designed to make it
seem as if users are in the
same room, even-though
they may be thousands of
miles away. f
The monthly fee pays
for maintenance and
around-the-clock technical
help, eliminating the need
. for corporations to hire
their own technicians, HP said.
Analysts say the cost of the
Halo system is far more than
its competitors, including
those offered by companies
like Polycom Inc. of
Pleasanton, Calif., and
Tandberg in Norway.
Still, video conferencing is
likely to play a larger role in
the future as large corpora-
tions continue to build facili-
ties around the globe. For
instance, Intel Corp.,
Microsoft and Cisco all have
recently announced they will
invest heavily in Asian
countries, said Claire

Schooley, video conferencing
analyst at the industry
research firm Forrester
However, she believes the
more popular application will
be simple Webcams connect-
ed to PCs in individual cubi-
cles rather than expensive
centralized systems like Halo,
she said.
"It will likely address a
niche market," she said in
regard to HP's offering.
But HP executives say the
high price of its system can
easily be made up from sav-
ings on travel and by eliminat-
ing the wasted time executives
spend in airports and on
Steve Froelich, HP's senior
network architect, said the
company's business travel
services department recently

"This could never be
a full substitute for an
in-person meeting, but
it does reduce the gap
significantly between
today's video
conferencing and real
'ace-to-face meetings.'

Frank Gillett,
analyst at Forrester

reported it has saved more
than $3 million since it started
using Halo.
However, the idea for Halo
stemmed from an HP cus-
tomer, who faced a travel
logistics nightmare for its
workers after the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks.
"We found ourselves with
the inability to move creative
talent around to sites that we
have around the country," said
DreamWorks Chief Executive
Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg,
who talked from Manhattan to
reporters in Palo Alto using
the conferencing system.
"It actually put a real

damper on our ability to have
the right people (in places) at
the right time," he said.
That's when DreamWorks
executives began looking
around for a video conferenc-
ing system. They were not
impressed with what they saw
on the market and approached
HP about building one for
DreamWorks ultimately
assisted in the design and will
receive royalty payments, the
firms said.
Frank Gillett, an analyst at
Forrester who also has seen
Halo in action, said the video
and audio 'quality is impres-
sive, but he was skeptical
whether it could eliminate the
need for face-to-face meetings.
'This could never be a full
substitute for an in-person
meeting, but it does reduce
the gap significantly
between today's video
conferencing and real
face-to-face meetings," he
S said.
S So far, the customer list
is short, with just
Advanced Micro Devices
(AMD) and PepsiCo. on
AMD has set up a room
in its headquarters in
Sunnyvale and another in
its offices in Austin,
Texas. Since May, the
firm has recouped the
costs in travel savings, said
Hector. de Jesus Ruiz, AMD's
chief executive officer.
The company has used the
system to meet with cus-
tomers as well as to interview
job candidates, he said.
The chipmaker plans to add
another Halo, studio in
Dresden, Germany, where it
has built a multibillion-dollar
semiconductor factory.
PepsiCo has set up rooms in
its three main U.S. offices in
Chicago, New York and Plano,
For DreamWorks, Halo also
has given the studio an oppor-
tunity to make a new film with'

In an effort to ease the pains of jet-lagged executives who are burned out on business travel,
Hewlett-Packard has unveiled a high-priced video conferencing system that can simulate real-time,
face-to-face meetings over long distances.

comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who
agreed to work on the project
only if he could become
involved in the daily
production, Katzenberg said.
Before, that would have

been nearly Iimpossible
because Seinfeld lives in New
York, and DreamWorks is
based in Glendale, he said.
Now, Seinfeld makes his
daily trek to Glendale via his

own Halo studio in Manhattan
to work on the film, which has
been titled "Bee," Katzenberg
"And he actually collabo-
rates on it every day," he said.


Natale named
top volunteer
Each year the North
Central Florida YMCA
recognizes volunteers for
their service to the "Y."
Ron Natale, LCCC dean of
occupational programs, was
Kfor his
service as
president of
board by
Kristie Natale
Blenco, Natale
executive director of the Lake
City Family YMCA
This year, participation on
the board has increased, the
wellness center has expanded
and membership has
increased. Because of the
fundraising efforts, this year
the Lake City Family "Y"
should end the year in the
black for the first time. The
programs are now almost
locally self-sufficient and
programs are growing and
new ones are being added.
As a result of all the added
efforts of the advisory board
under the direction of Natale,
he was awarded "Volunteer of
the Year."

Jameson Inns
honored for service
Inns has received the
Number One ranking for
customer satisfaction in the
economy hotel segment for
the first, second and third
quarters of 2005, as
measured by Market Metrix,
LLC, the leading provider of
market research services for
the hospitality industry.
The Jameson Inn in Lake
City is located at 285 SW
Commerce Blvd. Jenile
McGee is the general
manager of the Jameson Inn
in Lake City.
"We're absolutely thrilled
to hear from our customers
that we are doing our job
well. It,s very rewarding to
know that we score highest
with those that matter the

most to our guests," said
Jameson won this rankings
title for economy hotels in
2003 and 2004.
"Jameson Inns has always
scored well in keeping their
guests happy," said Jonathan
Barsky, Ph.D., Market Metrix
co-founder and partner and
University of San Francisco
marketing professor. 'Their
dedication to using
satisfaction as a core
management tool is clearly
the reason behind consistent
placement at the top of our
index rankings."

Dicks donates to
Stetson University
DEMAND -A 1951
graduate of Stetson
University has donated
$300,000 to establish a
permanent scholarship fund
for musically talented
students in the university's
band or orchestra.
Lake City businessman
Lenvil Dicks, a music major
who specialized in trumpet,
credits Stetson with helping
him develop skills he used to
become successful as a high
school band director and then
in real estate. He has been in
the real estate business in
Lake City for nearly 40 years.
Well-known in his own
community for supporting
worthy causes, he also has
given to Stetson for many
years. For 15 years, he
supported an annual
scholarship for Lake City area
students to attend Stetson.
"Stetson was good to me.
It got me acclimated toward
trying to do something and'
do it well," said Dicks, who
also earned a master's degree
from Baylor University.
Dicks said he created the
Lenvil Dicks Endowed Music
Scholarship this fall to be
sure talented students who
demonstrate financial need
will always have the
opportunity to study at
SStetson's prestigious School
of Music.
* From staff reports

Couponing goes cellular as buyers dial up savings

Sacramento Bee
Shoppers, step away from
the scissors, hold onto your
cell phones and get ready to
dial up some savings.
Couponing is going cellular
- sans bar codes, sans paper,
sans refrigerator magnets.
An estimated 200 million cel-
lular phones exist in the United
States, many already equipped
with cameras, videogames and-
Web browsers. Now, two
Silicon Valley innovators are
joining the crowd trying to
exploit the ubiquity of the
mobile gadgets, seeing an easy
way to broadcast discount
"Gutenberg invented the
printing press about
1,000 years ago, and coupons
still haven't moved off that
technology," says 'Brent

Dusing, 27, chief executive offi-
cer of Santa Clara, Calif.-based
U.S. shoppers redeemed
3.2 billion of the 342 billion
coupons offered in 2004, most-
ly in Sunday newspaper
inserts, reports North
Carolina-based CMS Inc., a
firm that handles cash transac-
tions between coupon makers
and retailers.
That's less than 1 percent,
said the Harvard-educated
Dusing. Moonstorm tested its
technology, known as Cellfire,
on Sacramento, Calif.-area col-
lege students before rolling out
the digital coupon service
statewide this week.
CMS spokesman Matthew
Tilley said phone coupons have
possibilities to reach more
young people who have drifted
away from Sunday newspapers
and baby boomers who clip

fewer coupons for smaller
households. But he added: "I
can't see it being a major way
coupons are distributed in the
near term, the next five years."
Dusing, however, expects
big things for his technology:
'This is. a lot more effective
than doing door hangings. All
of a sudden people have it with
them all the time instead of in
the trash can."
A former venture capitalist at
Silicon Valley's Menlo
Ventures, Dusing founded the
company in January with
28-year-old Preston Tollinger, a
former software designer for
the Mars Rover at NASA's
Ames Research Center. Both
are fledgling entrepreneurs
backed by venture capitalists.
Users can simply download
the free Cellfire software from
the company's Web site,, into their

phones or send it by phone to
friends. The technology sends
offers from youth-oriented
firms like Hollywood Video,,
Finish Line, Supercuts and
other mainstream retailers
such as Boston Market and
Sharper Image.
Dusing said Cellfire service
is so far available only to.
Cingular Wireless customers
with Motorola or Nokia'
phones. But plans are to go
national later next year.
When traveling, users enter
the local ZIP code and browse
for offers ranging from 2-for-1
video rentals to $3 offa pizza.
At the store, customers
show their phones to cashiers,
who type in the coupon code
for a discount. Moonstorm
says it costs about 57 cents to
download the software, -then
pennies a month in mobile
carrier fees to use it.

SMALL TALK: Keep spirits up, even during bad year

Continued From Page 2C
people that are there," Vernon
said. 'Those people still want to
feel like they have a home, like
they're appreciated."
To allay concerns about the
expense, she suggests telling
employees, "we don't know
what's coming next, but we do
have something that we can
Still, it's probably a good
idea to downscale the

partying. Having a potluck
party, with staffers bringing
homemade dishes, can help
strengthen bonds among your
employees as they enjoy the
fruits of each other's culinary
But if you're already finan-
cially committed to a more
expensive affair, for example,
at a restaurant, explain that to
your employees.

Whatever you do, Vernon
said, "make it as fun as possi-
ble so you're focusing on what
the new year has to bring."
Galante, however, advised
against holiday celebrations.
"I wouldn't have a company
party," she said. "You have to
be in keeping with ,your
message if times are lean."
The problem, Galante said,
is that employees might be

angry about the fact that the
money you spent on a party
could have gone into their
paychecks instead.
"People will be saying,
rather than throwing a
shindig, I would rather have
the $40 or $50 you spent on
me," Galante said.
Still, she noted, some
employees will be upset that
there is no party.

HIRED: Research, rehearsal will help you land a job

,Continued From Page 1C
screening call, 6, other, 2,
and no answer, 14.
"Not knowing enough
about the company or posi-
tion, displaying a bad attitude
or inquiring about compensa-
tion prematurely can all leave
a negative impression with
hiring managers," said Max
Messmer, chairman of Robert
Half Finance & Accounting.
"For jobseekers, the inter-
view represents a time to
shine. Thorough preparation
- including researching the
employer, rehearsing
responses to common

questions and understanding
appropriate topics to discuss
- is the key to avoiding
potential pitfalls."
How you behave during an
interview is often viewed as a
barometer of how your will
perform if hired, according to
And your resume must be
error-free.'Have several peo-
ple help you proof read your
resume before submitting it.
As to researching your
interviewirtg company before
the interview, there is no bet-
ter tool than the Internet. It is

much handier for researching
companies and getting infor-
mation than for getting inter-
views. I maintain that knowing
what you do well, and want to
do, is first. Then, identify what
companies need people like
you, find out who (within
those companies) may be able
to influence hiring decisions
and, only then, make contact.
Sell yourself the interview,
then get prepared for the most
important stage of the hiring
process. Get prepared for the
interview. Don't be one of
Robert Half's statistics.

The job search process is a
sales campaign, from network-
ing to the first employer con-
tact to the interview t9 the
thank you letter to the follow-
up. Successful sales people
plan each step of the way, then
work their plan. They never
skip steps and they never
appear unprepared. You can
get hired using the same
N Marvin Walberg is a job
search consultant based in
Birmingham, Ala. He can be
contacted at P.O. Box 43056,
Birmingham, AL 35243.

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Chevron NY 1.80 57.51 -1.31 -2.2 +9.5
Cisco Nasd .17.52 -.03 .-0.2 -9.3
CocaCI NY 1.12 41.21 -.30 -0.7 -1.0
ColBgp NY .61 24.26 -.84 -3.3 +14.3
ConocPhilsNY 1.24 57.35 -5.72 -9.1 +32.1
Delhaize NY 1.13 65.30 +1.40 +2.2 -13.9
Dellinc Nasd ... 32.55 +.38 +1.2 -22.8
DollarG NY .18 19.17 +.01 +0.1 -7.7
EMCCp NY ... 13.71 -.43 -3.0 -7.8
FPLGps NY 1.42 42.95 +.69 +1.6 +14.9
FamDIr NY .38 22.95 +.73 +3.3 -26.5
FordM NY .40 8.30 +.12 +1.5 -43.3
GenElec NY 1.00 36.06 +.53 +1.5 -1.2
GaPacif NY .70 47.84 +.26 +0.5 +27.6
GdyFam Nasd ..12 9.30 -.30 -3.1 +1.8
HCAInc NY .60 52.11 -.30 -0.6 +30.4

American Funds A: GwthFdA p XG
Vanguard Idx Fds: 500 n SP
American Funds A: InvCoAA p LV
American Funds A: WshMutA px LV
Fidelity Invest: Contra n XG
PIMCO Instl PIMS: TotRet ne IB
Fidelity Invest: Magellan n LC
Dodge&Cox: Stock XV
American Funds A: IncoFdA p MP
American Funds A: CaplnBidA p MP
American Funds A: EupacA p IL
American Funds A- CapWGrA p GL
' i, lu r i :l ] .i h SlIJ 1 n SP
Vanguard Admiral: 500Adml n SP
Fidelity Invest: LowPr rnx MV
American Funds A: NewPerA p GL
American Funds A: BalA p BL
Fidelity Invest: Grolnc x LC
Fidelity Invest: Diverintl n IL
Vanguard Idx Fds: TotStk h XC
Vanguard Fds: Wndsll nx LV
Fidelity Invest: GroCo n XG
Fidelity Invest: Equtlnc n El
Vanguard Fds: Welltn n BL
Fidelity Invest: Puritan BL
American Funds A: FundlnvA p LV
Dodge&Cox: Balanced n BL





BL-Balanced, El -Equity Income, GL-Global Stock, HB -HealthlBiotech, IB -Intermediate Bond, IL -Intemational Stock, LC -Large-Cap Core, LG
-Large-Cap Growth, LV -Large-Cap Val., MP -Stock/Bond Blend, MT -Mortgage, SP -S&P 500, SS -Single-State Muni, XG -Multi-Cap Growth.
Total Retum: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How lund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom
20%. Min Inil Invt Minimum $ invest in fund. NA= Not avail. NE= Data in question. NS= Fund not in existence. Source: Lipper, Inc.

New York Stock Exchange



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ABB Ltd ... ...... -.15 +61.7 9.15
ACELtd .92 1.7 15 -.14 +28.2 54.80
AESCplf ...... 23 +.16 +18.7 16.23
AFLAC .44 .9 16 +.70 +19.4 47.57
AK Steel ... ...... -.30 -45.5 7.88
AMR ... ... ...+2.91 +101.4 22.05
AT&TInc 1.33 5.3 22 +.06 -3.1 24.96
AUOptron .38 2.7 ... +.60 +5.6 13.88
AbtLab 1.10 2.7 19 +1.18 -13.9 40.17
AberFitc .70 1.1 21 -.35 +34.9 63.34
Accenture 30 ... 18 +.34 +5.9 28.59
AMD ... .. ...+1.27 +27.9 28.17
Aetnas .04 ... 19 -2.08 +54.9 96.60
Agilent ... ... 53 +.03 +46.5 35.30
Agnicog .03 .2 .. +.63 +35.1 18.58
AirTran ......... +.59 +39.4 14.92
Albertsn .76 3.1 19 +1.15 +1.9 24.33
Alcoa .60 2.1 19 +.08 -10.2 28.23
Allergan ..40 .4 38 -.25 +33.9 108.54
Allstate 1.28 2.4 21 -.99 +5.0 54.29
Alltel 1.54 2.4 15 -1.92 +8.8 63.96
Altria 3.20 4.1 16 +5.11 +26.5 77.32
Amdocs ... .. 21 +1.94 +6.4 27.94
AmHess 1.20 .9 13 +3.79 +53.7 126.65
AMovilLs .62 2.1 ... -.55 +71.7 29.96
AEP 1.48 4.0 13 +.36 +9.0 37.42
AEqlnvLf .04 .3 12 +1.39 +20.7 13.00
AmExp .48 .9 17 +.78 +5.2 51.93
AmlntGplf .60 .9 15 -.87 -.8 65.15
;AmTower ... ;: i .r. -.39: +47.2 ,27.09
Americdt:,,,.. !... 15 ,: r-,43 t ,-4.4 25.52'
Anadrk ..72 .8 12-1.00 +47.8 95.82
Arnl:,,j:.,. 1J .6 35 -.74 +2.1 37.70
Ar,reur I ri 2.4 18 +1.05 -12.7 44.28
AnnTaylr ... ... 58 -.09 +54.9 33.35
Annaly 1.44 12.5 8 +.09 -41.1 11.55
Anteon ... ... 27+12.72 +29.9 54.38
AonCorp .60 1.7 17 +.02 +51.5 36.15
Apache .40 .6 10 -.30 +37.4 69.50
Aquila ... ... ... +.11 +2.4 3.78
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ArchDan .34 1.4 17 +.26 +12.3 25.06
AutoNatn ...... 10 +1.02 +17.6 22.60
AutoData .74-1.6 26 -.06 +5.1 46.60
Avaya ....... 6 -.11 -38.4 i0.60
Avon .66 2.3 15 +1.49 -24.3 29.30
BB&TCp 1.52 3.5 15 +.97 +3.2 43.38
BJSvcss .20 .5 28 -.43 +63.2 37.97
BJsWhIs ... ... 17 +4.71 +7.4 31.29
BakrHu .52 .8 26 -.70 +43.6 61.27
BkofAm 2.00 4.3 11 +1.07 ... 46.97
BkNY .84 2.6 16 -.25 -4.2 32.01
BarrickG .22 .8 39 -.71 +11.7 27.06
Baxter .58 1.5 32 -.25 +11.5 38.51
BearSt 1.12 1.0 11 +6.08 +14.9 117.57
BearingP If ... ... ... -.09 -5.1 7.62
BellSouth 1.16 4.2 12 +.15 -.1, 27.76
BestBuys .32 '.7 21 -5.20 +13.7 44.96
Blockbstr .04 ...... -.50 -60.2 3.80
Boeing 1.20 1.7 25 +1.10 +36.7 70.75
BostonSci ...... 38 -.53 -27.9 25.64
BrMySq 1.12 5.1 16 +.60 -14.1 22.02
BurlNSF .80 1.2 18 +.29 +42.2 67.29
BurlRsc .40 .5 15 +9.01 +95.6 85.10
CITGp .64 1.2 13 +1.62 +14.2 52.31
CKERst .16 1.1 19 +.92 -3.4 14.02
CMSEng ... ...... +.59 +41.9 14.83
CVSCps .15 .5 24 +.35 +25.4 28.26
CablvsnNY... ...... -.10 -3.6 24.00
CapOne .11 .1 13 +1.27 +1.8 85.74
CardnlHlth .24 .3 27 +1.79 +18.4 68.84
CaremkRx ...... 29 +.46 +34.7 53.11
Carnival, .80 1.5 20 -1.92 -8.6 52.65
Caterpils 1.00 1.7 17 +1.55 422.3 59.64
Celanese n ... .... +2.19 +20.6 19.29
Cendant .44 2.6 15 -1.43 -24.9 16.73
CenterPnt .24 1.8 17 +.30 +17.7 13.30
Centex .16 .2 8 +.44 +19.9 71.41
ChRvLab ...... 27 -2.96 -6.9 42.85

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ChesEng .20 .6 18 +.91 +94.3 -06.
Chevron 1.80, 3.1 9 -1.31 +9.5 57"5
Chicoss ... ... 43 -1.56 +90.0 43;.
CinciBell ... ... ... -.03 -9.6 3. '
CircCity .07 .3 59 -.23 +35.9 21 25.
Citigrp 1.76 3.6 11 +.46 +2.5 4,, 3
CitzComm 1.00 7.8 32 +.16 -6.8 1 ,'5
ClearChan .75 2.3 27 +.63 -1.8 38 $
Coach ... ... 32 -1.23 +20.1 S3 88
CocaCE .16 .8 15 -.29 -4.6 19c''l
CocaCI 1.12 2.7 19 -.30 -1.0 1 2i
Coeur ......... -.25 +3.1 -11 1
ColgPal 1.16 2.1 25 +.90 +9.3 E.-94
Comerica 2.20 3.8 11 +1.32 -5.4 E -'"
CmcBNJs .44 1.3 19 +.54 +8.1 -4 cI
CVRD 1.13 2.7 11 -1.06 +41.9 41 1.
CompAs .16 .6 94 +.21 -6.5 29:03
ConAgra 1.09 5.3 12 +.38 -30.4 5: 5
ConocPhil sl.24.2.2 7 -5.72 +32.1 5" 3E
ConEd 2.28 4.9 18 +1.39 +7.1 4c. .
ConstellAs ... ... 20 +.20 +7.6 25 '.2
ConstellEn-1.34 2.2 20 +6.02 +41.0 61 -.
CtlAir B ... ... ...+2.70 +49.4 2 : :
CooperCo .06 .1 24 -1.24 -30.6 45 9
CopaHoldn ... ... ... ... +.6 2-14 -
Coming ... 40 -.17 +78.3 2.:' ',
CntwdFn .60 1.7 10 +.49 -4.2 35.44
CovantaH ... ... 20 +1.25 +72.2 14.55
CypSem ... ..... +.15 +25.0 14.66
DRHortns .36- 1.0 9.+2.37 +25.1 37.81
DTE 2.06 4,7 29 +.92 +2.5 44.20
DanaCplf .04 .6 ... -.20 -60.8 6.80
Danaher .08 .1 21 -2.14 -2.8 55.79
Darden ..40 1.0 20 +3.83 +39.9 38.81
Deere 1.56 2.2 12 +.91 -5.9 70.02
DevonE .30 .5 12 -1.05 +64.9 64.17
DiaOffs .50 .7 55 -1.70 +70.3 68.20.
DirecTV ... ....... +.06 -17.6 13.80
Disney .27 1.1 19 -.49 -11:2 24.70
DollarG .18 .9 18 +.01 -7.7 19.17
DomRes 2.68 3.3 28 +1.81 +19.4 80.87
DoralFin If .32 3.0 ... +.28 -78.2 10.74
DowChm 1.34 3.1 9 -.91 -11.7 43.72
DukeEgy 1.24 4.5 17 +.70 +7.7 27.28
Dynegy ... ... ... +.18 +3.2 4.77
ETrade ... ... 20 +1.07 +41.9 21.22
EMCCp ...... 26 -.43 -7.8 13.71
EOGRess .16 .2 19 +.97+117.6 77.65
EIPasoCp .16 1.3 ... +.48 +18.4 12.31
Elan ... ... ... +.66 -50.1 13.60
EDS .20 .9 ... -.22 +1.6 23.48
EmrsnEl 1.78 2.4 22 -.69 .+7.7 75.52
EnCanas..30 .6 ...-3.08 +64.4 46.91
ENSCO .10 .2 31 -3.95 +44.2 45.77
Entergy 2.16 3.1 16 -.05 +4.2 70.40
EqOffPT 2.00 6.9 ... -1.58 -.1 29.10
EqtyRsd 1.77 4.4 16 -.19 +10.2 39.86
Exelon 1.60 2.9 17 +.24 +23.9 54.59
ExxonMbi 1.16 2.0 11 -.44 +13.3 58.06
FPLGps 1.42 3.3 19 +.69 +14.9 42.95
FamDIr .38 1.7 18 +.73 -26.5 22.95
FannieM If 1.04 2.2 8 -.49 -33.3 47.51
FedrDS 1.00 1.5 11 -2.88 +12.4 64.97
FidlNFn s 1.00 2.7 6 -.05 +20.6 37.37
FirstData .24 .5 21 +.74 +3.1 43.88
FstMarb .48 1.7 12 -5.08 -50.7 27.75
FirstEngy 1.80 3.6" 19 +1.73 +25.7 49.65
FootLockr ..36 1.6 14 +.38 -14.6 23.00
FordM .40 4.8 8 +.12 -43.3 8.30
FordstLab ... ...20 +.57 -8.4 41.11
FredMac 1.88 2.8 ... +2.62 -10.4 66.02
FMCG 1.00 1.9 15 -.76 +40.7 53.80
FreescB ... ... ... .57 +4,3.9 26.42
GameStp ... 27 -2.41 +41.1 31.54
Gannett 1.16 1.9 12 +1.82 -24.3 61.82
Gap .18 1.0 15 +.40 -13.6 18.24
Gateway ...... 45 -.28 -54.7 2.72
Genentch ...... 86-3.61 +69.6 92.35

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Intel .40
Intersil .20
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44 +.01 -19.4 26.83
44 +.13 -18.9 26.62
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22 +.20 +.7 48.75
37-15.20+117.2 27.15
... +.04 -12.3 1.35
25 +.38 -22.8 32.55
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... +.05 +353.5 7.80
63 +2.52 -21.0 45.94
9 +1.21 -18.0 27.25
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+.12 -66.0 .54
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16 -.65 -16.6 39.44
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28 +.07 -22.2 10.75
28 -.09 -52.4 2.82
... -4.61 +11.7 18.11
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37 -1.29 +44.9 50.69
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-.51 -28.6 8.58
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Investment Representatives
Edward Jones
846 SW Baya Ave.
Lake City, FL 32025-4207
(386) 752-3847
Member SIPC

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investors who used one of the 20 firms
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INCO .40 .9
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JanusCap .04 .2
JohnJn 1.32 2.2
KB Home s1.00 1.3
Kellogg 1.11 2.5
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Keycorp 1.30 3.8
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LehmBr .80 .6
LennarA .64 1.0
LillyEli 1.52 2.7
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MEMCIf ... ... 17 -.92 +69.3 22.43
MGMMirs ... ... 26 -1.26 +.4 36.52
MPSGrp 30 +.16 +15.9 14.21
Manpwl .54 1.1 18 +.16 -2.2 47.25
Marathon 1.32 2.1 10 +.08 +64.3 61.79
MarlntA .42 .6 26 +.14 +7.5 67.72
MarshM .68 2.1 ... -.44 -2.1 32.20
Masco .80 2.6 15 +1.12 -16.1 30.64
MasseyEn .16 .4 30 -.95 +14.5 40.03
Mattel .50 3.0 16 ...-15.3 16.50
Maxtor ... ... ... -.07 -14.5 4.53
McGrwHs .66 1.3 24 -.71 +14.4 52.37
McKesson .24 .5 ... +.28 +66.0 52.21
McAfee ... ... 33 -1.03 -5.8 27.26
MedcoHlth ... .. 29 +1.80 +38.2 57.48
Medtrnic .39 .7 38 +2.12 +16.3 57.75
MellonFnc .80 2.4 19 +.73 +9.4 34.03
MerrillLyn .80 1.2 14 +1.26 +15.1 68.81
MetLife .52 1.0 8 -.89 +23.0 49.82
MicronT ..... 51 +.26 +10.7 13.67
MobileTels .57 1.7 63 -.96 -.5 34.44
Monsnto .80 1.1 80 -1.65 +36.1 75.61
Moodyss .28 .5 35 +.87 +41.6 61.50
MorgStan 1.08 1.9 17 +.92 +2.4 56.88
Motorola .16 .7 14 -.96 +30.3 22.41
NBTY ... ... 15 -2.60 -30.2 16.75
NCRCps ... ... 13 -.26 -.2 34.56
Nabors ...... 22 -.38 +48.0 75.91
NatlCity 1.48 4.3 9 +.49 -7.3 34.82
NalGrid 2.27 ,4.6 ... +1.42 +2.6 49.25
NOilVarco ... .. 36 -2.13 +80.1 63.57
NatSemi .12 .4 28 +.04 +51.6 27.22
Navistar ...... 7 -1.17 -36.4 27.96
NYCmtyB 1.00 5.8 13 +.75.-16.1 17.25
NewellRub .84 3.5 22 +.10 -.7 24.01
NewfExps .. ... 25 -.20 +69.3 50.00
NewmtM .40 .8 51 +.84 +13.7 50.50
NewsCpA .12 .8 ... +.13 -14.9 15.88
NewsCpB .10 .6 54 +.30 -12.3 16.83
NiSource .92 4.2 15 +.65 -3.6 21.96
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Sealed bids will be accepted by the City
of Lake City, Florida, 205 N. Marion
Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 until
10:00 A.M. local time on Wednesday,
December 18, 2005. Bid opening will
be promptly at 10:15 A.M. local time in
the City Council Chambers located on
the 2nd Floor of. City Hall, 205 N Mari-
on Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 at
which time all bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud for:
Award, if made, will be to the most re-
sponsible and qualified Bidder whose
Bid is responsive to the specifications
and is most advantageous to the Owner,
price and other factors considered.
The City of Lake City reserves the right
to accept or reject any/all bids and award
the contract in the best interest of the
City of Lake City.
Specification may be obtained from the
City of Lake City Purchasing Depart-
ment at 205 N. Marion Avenue, Lake
City, FL 32055, phone number (386)
December 18, 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!!

REWARD FOR any information
leading to the arrest and conviction
of the person who stole the Coleman
Powermate 5000 watt generator
from 177 NW Vanvorst Ct. Please
Contact Columbia County Sheriff
386-752-3222 or Eric Vanvorst
386-754-9517 '

060 Services

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

100 Job
You Too Can Sell Real Estate!
Call 386-466-1104
Mechanics with experience
In various fields
Welding a plus!!
Call 386-755-1991 for Appt.
Wal-Staf Personnel
Backgrg & Drug screen Req.
S* ,*, ,r ,' ,,'-.

Sign On Bonus thru Dec.
Top pay-up to .40 cpm w/5 yrs
Guaranteed Hometime
i 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!

05509042 ,
Seeking Experienced Full Charge
Bookkeeper. Legal experience
preferred but not necessary.
Mail resume to: Darby, Peele,
Bowdoin & Payne,
Post Office Drawer 1707,
Lake City, FL 32056
or fax to 386-755-4569

100 Job


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

Helpers needed to train for new
job openings. Paid training and
job placement. High School
diploma or equivalency graduate.
Possible $3,500 bonus.
Call 1-800-342-8123 (FL) or
1-800-843-2189 (GA/SC)

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

Do you love fashion? Looking
for a rewarding career? Ladies'
retail clothing chain seeking an
individual in the Lake City area
who bring fun/enthusiasm.
Competitive wage/benefit
pkg./liberal discount.
(770)476-1806, ext 165.

Computer Services Home Maintenance Pressure Cleaning

We help with all your computer
needs. Virus & Spyware Repair,
Network & New Computer Setup.
Tutoring and anything else!
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

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. Comn. & Resd. Lic. &
insured. Call 386-496-2820 Iv msg.


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
386-935-3230 '

Land Services.

na Bulldozer Work! Tractor
work, root raking, bush hogging,
seeding, sodding,i 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

100 Job .

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

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

Call 904-674-8628

Case Manager needed for our
Juvenile Justice Program in
Circuit 3. This position provides
collateral contact and linkages
with agencies, schools and other
community services. BA/BS
Human Services field, one year
experience working with
adolescents and ability to work as
a member of a team, required.
Excellent benefits package to
include 401k. Interested
candidates should mail cover
letter stating position and resume
to The White Foundation, Inc.
2833 Remington Green Circle,
Tallahassee, FL 32308, fax to
850-385-8922 or email to
fosterel( '



Time Warner Cable has three (3)
positions open at this time.
Please visit our web site: to apply.
Sbrry, no paper applications or
phone calls can be accepted.
Time Warner
offers exceptional benefits:
401K & Pension Plan
Paid Vacation & Holidays
Paid Training
EOE/AA Employer
Drug Free Workplace

Pritchett Trucking, Inc. is in
need of a Driver Recruiter at its
Lake Butler, FL facility.
Candidate must have a minimum
of one year experience in
recruiting drivers in the
transportation industry with a
proven track record in sourcing,
screening and hiring qualified
class A drivers. This individual
must have a professional
demeanor with excellent
interpersonal and organizational
skills. Familiarity with MS Office
and Internet sourcing is also
desired. This position will not
require travel. Compensation
package will include a salary
(commensurate with experience),
health benefits, 401 (k)
retirement, vacation.
Contact Tom at 800-808-3052.

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.

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Classified Department: 755-5440

Sales Consultant Wanted
rEnjoy helping people
realize their dreams?
AInterested in the health field?
We have openings for F/T weight
loss consultants. If you are upbeat
and enthusiastic, w/the ability to
lead and motivate others,
you will love this job! We offer
excellent pay, incentives,
bonuses & benefits.
If you have experience in:
health, nutrition,
customer service or sales.
' Fax resume to: 386-755-3628'

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

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

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
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



$1000 SIGN-ON
Dedicated South & SE runs
High Miles, Weekends at Home
6 months OTR. w/Hazmat req.
For more info call

noo Job
Opportunities -


Is seeking qualified applicants for
a full time Qirector of Finance.
Four-year accounting degree
required, 5 years experience
in healthcare preferred.
Responsible for analysis, design
implementation and monitoring
of hospital's contracts and
projects to decrease expense
and improve net revenue.
Shands offers great benefits
and competitive salary.
For more information contact
Human Resources at
386-754-8147, or apply in
person at 368 NE Franklin St,
Lake City, Florida 32055.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
M/F/D/V, Drug Free Workplace


CPS Logistics Inc is hiring
Professional Team Drivers to be
DEDICATED to a Private Fleet
Operation based in Jacksonville
We Require:
a Minimum 2 yrs verifiable OTR
a Minimum 24 yrs old
- Good MVR
a Good Safety Record
a Meet all DOT requirements
a Pass Physical & Drug Test

We Offer:
- $0.4350 (Split)
Single $0.3550
a $14.60/hr pay
a $1100 +/wk income potential
a,' Full health coverage
a Pension Plan
* Paid Vacation & Holidays
" Home Weekends
- Excellent Equipment

Contact CPC at 1-888-216-0180
or go to our website:

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

Research Center


or rOBIDAs

Children's Home Society,
Florida's largest and oldest child
advocacy agency is currently
seeking individuals eager to r u':c
a difference in the life of children.
Become part of the team whose
living philosophy is >
"Embrace Chidren,"'
Inspire Lives."
Supervisor for Dependency
unit providing for the needs of
children in foster care as a result
of abuse and neglect. Based in
Live Oak. Masters degree in
human service field required
along with a minimum of two
yeats related experience. State of
Florida Child Protection
Certification helpful.
Dependency Case Manager
to meet the needs of children in
foster care by evaluating,
coordinating and ensuring
necessary services are provided.
Based in Live Oak. Bachelors'
degree in Human Services and
two years relevant experience.
Supervisor for In Home
Family Support Services.
Provides intense case
management services in the home
to meet the needs of families with
issues of abuse and neglect.
Positions available in
Gainesville and Trenton.
Send resume to:
Human Resources
Children's Home Society
605 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Or apply online at

Sugar Positions Available
EARN $40K-$52K/Year!
Home EVERY Night!

Co. Drivers:
* All Late model Tractors
* Paid Life insurance
* Blue Cross/Blue Shield
* Paid Vacation
* Safety Bonus
* $1,000 Sign-on Bonus

1 yr. Exp., 23 yo CDL-A
Walpole, Inc.
apply online:


Drivers Needed
Van & Flatbed
Home Weekends & Some Nights
1 Year Exp. Required
Class A CDL
Excellent Pay & Benefits Package
Blue Cross Medical
Apply at:
Imeson Industrial Park

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Florida Department of
Position #70032545
Closing Date 12/23/05
Annual Salary Range
$33,824.96 $56,769.70
Government Operations
Consultant I
Management of statewide
shoe-refurbishing program,
supervise inmates in the
production process, prepare
budget, purchase requisitions,
coordinate assignments of
inmates and ensure safety in
production plant
Special Note:
Ability to organize and maintain
records management system,
communicates effectively,
compose w.:ten
correspondences, and operate
personal computer in network
Applicants must apply on-line at
https ://;
or by contacting the People First
Service Center at 877-562-7287.
For additional information,
contact the
Department of'Corrections

Administration Office Person
Needed for Animal feed
manufacturing plant. Position
requires: Computer skills
. including M.S. Office products,
payroll experience helpful.
Ability to multi-task and
communicate both written and
verbally a must. Must have a H.S.
Diploma or equivalent. Available
benefits include medical and
dental ins., 401K, paid vacations,
holidays, pension program and
more. Land O' Lakes Purina
Feed LLC is an Equal
Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer and enforces a drug
free workforce. Applications will
be accepted at 637 NW Lake
Jeffrey Rd. Lake City, Fl. 32055
or fax resume to 386-755-9357


100 Job
100 Opportunities

for growing account..

AVG. $700.00 -$1,000/WK!
Benefits include:
Medical BC/BS, Long & Short
Term Disability, Dental,
Life Insurance, 401 K, Paid
Vacation & MUCH MORE!
24 mos. exp needed
Call 1-877-TDT-BEST
Apply Online at

For Lake City area. Pays up to
$7.90. Experienced preferred but
not required. We offer health
benefits, 401K and paid vacations.
BB9500016 EEO
CALL 1-800-489-9716
and Duct Mech. needed
Full time with benefits.
Please call 386-454-4767
A/C Service Technician
Needed.Must have Driver
License. Will pay well
for productivity. (386) 752-8558
A/C TECH $14-$18/hr
Need 5 yr AC exp, completion of
AC school, own tools, Choose
4 days @ 10hi's/wk or 5 days @
8hrs/wk sched. 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
Asphalt Plant Technician
Level II Certified
Hipp Construction
Call 386-462-2047
E.O.E./ D/F/W/P
Bookkeeper Needed
F/T position. Quickbooks
experience required.
Call 386-752-8558
CLASS "A" CDL Driver. Local
Runs. Pay based on Exp. and
References. EEO Employer. Call
386-755-4328 and ask for Craig.
Different Pdsitions available
All Levels
,Fax resume to 386-755-7911 or
Call for an Interview 386-755-1991
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 386-754-5561
CDL & Mobile Home Delivery
Experience. Call 386-364-1340.
Ask for Billy.
$500-$2,500/mo Part-time from
your home around your schedule.
Pay off debts, take vacations,
retirement money! Free info.
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


100 Job
FAST PACED Growing Company.
In need of a Person with out going
personality, and excellent typing
skills, must be detail oriented, a test
will administered. FT. Please fax
resume with cover letter to:
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
Call 386-755-1568 & leave message
Exp. Roofer needed for Shingles.
DL & Trans Necessary. Lots of
Work, Top Pay! 386-754-2,877
Howard Johnson's is looking for
Front Desk Clerk
Apply at Howard Johnson
3072 West Hwy 90 Lake City
delivery drivers. Must have car
w/insurance & 2 yrs. driving exp.
Flex schedule. F/T & P/T avail.
Earn $8. $15./ hour. Apply in
person at 857 SW Main Blvd.
New to Lake City??
Tired of looking on your own?
Various positions & All shifts
available, must be able to lift up to
70Ibs. Drug screen & Backgrd
check req. 386-755-1991
Driver OTR
Runs for Teams
Drive for a multi-stop run
Good Benefits
, Paid Vacation & Holidays
Competitive Pay
fl Exceptional Home Time
Must have CDL A.

Up to 39l/mi
FL & GA Dispatch
BCBS Family Insurance Plan
Starting at only $39.95/wk!
Min. 23 yrs. old & 1 YEAR OTR
Call Bonnie: 800-793-0953
'Or Apply Online!

mers, Drywall Finishers, Tools and
Transportation required.
(386) 431-1044

100 portunities

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

P/T Warehouse Workers
Sat. Only. Must apply in person, no
Phone calls. H & M Bay,
State Farmers Market,
2920 CR 136, Unit 2; Office 7
White Springs, FL
Must be 18 yrs old to apply.

Drivers Co., Dry Van
*More Miles Than Regional
*More Home Time
Than OTR
*Get the Best of BOTH!
Great Company
w/ TOP Benefits!
Terrific Pay!
Recruiter available
Sat A.M. & Sun all day

Drivers & Owner Operators-
for 2006 with
Home Weekly, Fuel Surcharge
Lots of Miles plus Much More
Cal Daryl 800-274-4110

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

Hard Worker!!
With Great People Skills!!
Ready to Make Money!!
Call Wal-Staf for an Interview
386-755-1991 or fax 386-755-7911

Short Term & Long Term
Temp to Perm
Many different positions available!!
Call Wal-Staf Personnel
386-755-1991 or 386-755-7911

Wanted: Handy Man to remodel
and maintain rental units in
Lake City &,High Springs area.
Must have tools, transportation &
references. Call 352-281-0235

Wanted: Part to Full Time
Mechanic to rebuild Semi Flatbed
Trailers. Must know Airbrakes &
electric wiring. Must have tools,
transportation & references.
Call 352-281-0235

Wanted: Part to Full Time Driver.
Must have Class "A" CDL,
w/clean driving record.
Call 352-281-0235

Tile & Marble
Assistant.& Installer
Local Company/Must be-able
to lift up to 70Ilbs
Must have reliable transportation
Experience a plus
Drug Screen and
Background check req.
Wa[lStaf Personnel

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 4Q1 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

110 SSales

Progressive Imaging Clinic seeks
ambitious marketing person for
Lake City & surrounding areas.
Responsibilities include educating
& establishing contact w/area
Physicians. Position offers attractive
salary & benefits. Fax resume to
352-861-4611 or email to

\120 Medical
120 Employment


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

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


Yr econ o ight healcar
services, information and education.

We have immediate positions
available for the following:
Health Coordinator
Clinical Coordinator
*Respiratory Therapist
*Nuc Med Tech
Rad Tech
*US Tech
Sleep Lab Coordinator
*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:

BUSY FAMILY Practice.Seeks
Receptionist: Position involves
answering multiline phone system,
scheduling, patient relations &
medical records. Prior experience
required. Fax or mail resume to:
386-719-9494; PO Box 159,
Lake City, FL 32056.

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'



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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Classified Department: 755-5440

1 Medical
120 Employment

Emergency Serv.- Screeners,
Inpt Rn's, Techs
Behavioral Analyst Case Man-
agement Adult & Child, BA, &
MA Levels, Exp. Req.
Child.Welfare Supervisor, Cert.
Case Managers,
Counselors Mental Health &
Addictions, High School/GED,
BA & MA levels, including Li-
censed, Outpatient & Residential,
Crisis Intervention, Outreach
Management Acute Services
Dir, Short Term Res Treatment
Dir, Med. Records Dir. Acct. Su-
pervisor, STFC Program Dir.
Medical RN's & LPN's, Psy-
chiatrists, Acute Inpt and Shot
Term Res.
Support/Clerical Client Rels
Specialist, Unit, Acct, Clerk II,
Exec. Admin. Asst., Med Records
Tech. Custodial, Admin Asst,
Mental Health Tech.
Competitive Salaries
Excellent Benefits,
Position Details &
Location Information

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, FI 32025

Baya Pointe Nursing Center
Has the following Open Positions:
+FTLPN/RN 3:00pm-11:00pm
+FT LPN/ RN 11:00 pm-7:00 am
*PT Weekend LPN/RN
7:00 am-3:00 pm
*Front Office Receptionist
Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00 pm
Sat-Sun 9:00am -5:00pm
Apply, in Person to:
587 SE Ermine Ave
Lake City, Fl 32025


A'- Medical Records'
Clerk/Receptionist FT
Medical Assistant -
FT/with Travel

For further information,
please visit our web site:
386-496-2323, Fax 386-496-1611

7 a.m.-3 p. m. Full Time,
w/Insurance & Benefits.
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E Helvenston Center
Live Oak, FL 32064

Records Clerk Needed
For Busy Doctors office. Medical
Manager helpful. Fax resume to:
Season's Greetings
Covenant Transport
Dedicated Er OTR Available
Solos Teams Student Graduates
Owner Operators Lease Purchase

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1 Medical
120 Employment
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
Receptionist Medical Office
Fast Paced, Must be friendly,
dependable, accurate, computers,
multi-task, great with people. Send
resumes to: Administrator
RO. Box 489, Lake City, FL 32056
Suwannee Medical Personnel
Home Care needing per diem RN's
for 4-6hr IV infusions. Coverage
areas are Branford, Mayo and
Providence. $25.00 per hr.
Please Call Rose 1-877-755-1544
or (386) 755-1544

141 Babysitters
CHILD CARE needed for lyr old
son. Preferred in Lake City area.
References are a must!
Call 386-623-7534

180 Money to Loan

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

310 Pets & Supplies
AKC ENGLISH Bull Dog Puppy.
Health Cert., Ready Now.
Call 386-867-4810
Mini Schnauzer AKC Female.
Shots, Health Cert, $325.
* Call 386-755-3547/386-365-5902
Lab Pups/AKC. Hunting Bkgrnd.
Healthy, gorgeous, Blockhead.
Black M/F. Parents/grandparents
on site 386-454-0304
LOST SOLID Gray Cat. on Nov 22
No Stripes or Spots
West side of Lake Ciu, Rei.jrd!'
AKC Red, Health Cert.
Cute & Cuddly. $350.
Call 386-776-2233





Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Train in Florida
-National Certification
-Financial Assistance
-Job Placement Assistance

Associated Training Services


Gorgeous --Io-Ice! 5BR /413- 7.26 acre s
3,428 sf. of living space. 2 car garage,
workshop, & more! r 4ELS#469 16
$425,000-. Elizabet Pineda




Sales People Needed-

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

We are now hiring Drivers-CDL A

Get Your Total Package!

*150 New trucks arriving!

*Drivers Avg. Pay 38.8

*Pet Policy / Great Benefits Pkg.

*Health/Dental/Vision/Rider Prg.

*Pd. Holidays/RX Card/Sick Days

*Easy Sign On & Fast Approval!

*Home Time / Consistent Miles!!

0/0's Run with 70% Revenue

Call Cody Now! 800-831-7926


310 Pets & Supplies

10/25, ready 12/19. Will hold for
Christmas eve pick up. Male $500.
Female $700.00. 386-963-3553

330 Livestock &
S Supplies

Gator Classic Special Horse
Auction in Starke Fl. New Years
Day. Sunday, Jan. 1. New tack 12
pm and horses 2 pm. Consign now.
(478)627-2727 FLN2122

402 Appliances

2001 KENMORE Washer.
Runs & Looks good.
Call 386-497-3987

FOR SALE Refrigerator.
Good Condition. $110.00
Call 386-752-7154

"HOT POINT" Full Size
Microwave Oven. Clean & Works
Call 386-755-3682
Kenmore Ventless Stove Hood.
White. 30" wide. Brand New.
Call 386-754-0730
Maytag Natural Gas Dryer
Excellent Condition
Call 386-288-5333
good working condition with hood.

404 Baby Items
operated swing and matching
Bouncer $70.00. 100 pieces of baby
boy & girl clothes 0-6 months
$1.00 a piece in good shape,
Call 497-3186 or 365-1515.

407 Computers
$275. 4 months old
Call 386-288-1118

408 Furniture


BEDROOM 7 pc. Complete
Louis Philippe Cherry set!
Custom built, dovetail
double-glide drawers, hidden
storage w/felt lining. Brand NEW
still in boxes! Retail $5,200.
Sacrifice $1,400. 352-264-9799
ALMOST NEW Bedroom set.
2 night stands, dresser with mirror,
chest of drawers. $1,500.
Call 386-755-7804
Two White Wicker Twin Beds
All Accesories for both. Brand
New. Willing to separate. $450
Call 386-935-4867

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

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

430 Garage Sales
Moving Sale: 6 Piece Oak Queen
BR suite, 3 piece leather LR set,
cherry coffee & end tables, TVs,
Appls., Oak DR set & more.
386-755-7226/ 344-0238/867-0386
YARD SALE 12/17 12/23, 8-?
626 SW Chapel Hill St, off
McFarlane. Follow signs. Clothes,
household goods, tools, gift items,
cards, and lots of misc. items.

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 SALE 17 inch Rims.
Call 386-758-8824
Leave a message.
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.
HITACHI VIDEO Camera in good
working condition with Battery and
Charger, w/extra attachments.
$100.00. Call 386-755-3682
Angel, Flag/$38
Tel: 888.978.2883
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440 Miscellaneous
Never used. Waterfall, therapy jets,
LED lights, cupholders, 110v
energy efficient. With warranty.
Can deliver 352-376-1600
TOTAL GYM for sale.
Bought for $200,
Will sale $175. OBO.
Brand new. Call 386-758-8443

4 0\ Good Things
45 to Eat
Pies For Any Occasion
Variety of Flavors
Call New # 386-288-3723
PECAN HOUSE exit 414 & 1-75.
Elliot Pecans, Choctaw Pecans, &
other pecans for sale. Also shell pe-
cans. 386-752-1258 or 386-6976420
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
3/1.5 near town, CH/A, W/D
Hook-ups, 4 person max. no pets,
clean, $575/mth, 1st, last & sec.
Call 386-397-3568
Excellent condition. Large lot, quiet
neighborhood. No Pets. $400 mo,
1st, last & Sec required. Located 4
1/2 miles West of Lake City.
Call 386-454-5688 Leave msg.

630 Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
IN PARK Mobile Homes for Rent
2BR/2BA 1st & sec. required.
Applications & references required.
Starting $400 month, Beautiful
Pond setting, w/trees. CH/A, Cable
avail. No pets. Call 386-961-0017
SUPER CLEAN! 2 br. in town.
Cable available. $400. per month.
386-752-2986 or 397-0807
640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
2000, 1456 SqFt. Doublewide
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Glamour bath,
Beautiful Deck. 20% Down, Only
$517.66 per/mth. MUST SELL!
Call Ron 386-397-4960
31 Used Doublewides from Disney
Area. Now in Lake City. A/C, steps,
.cable ready w/TV, telephone,
furnished, pots & pans, dishes, &
silverware. Perfect for Rental
Properties or Starter Home.
Great Deals, While they Last!
Mobile Homes and Modulars
Move over Palm & Jake, the new
#1 home is here. Guaranteed
Gary Hamilton Homes 758-6755
DELIVER. DOUG 386-288-2617

640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
$500 DOWN
CALL 386-752-7751
BUY NEW Dream H6me For Only
5% Down, With a 750 Beacon.
Will Finance.
Call Buddy 386-364-1340
CASH DEALS. We Love Em! We
will give you the very best pricing
in North Florida on new or used
manufactured homes! 800-769-0952
YOU! CALL STEVE 386-365-8549
NEED A Home?
Call 386-364-1340 Ask For Buddy.
We have several
New & Used to Choose from.
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? ranch locations I he qualifications include collputer experience. ,,od
coinmLunication skills and customer relations experience. Previous cas~ handling
experience prctLrred but not required. Candidate must be flexible. be a tcam
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2001 Jeep
Cherokee Sport
Gray, fully loaded,
-good shape.

1997 Harley Davidson
1200 Sportster
$6,500 OBO
Turquoise & cream w/burgundy
pin stripes, 10,000 miles, detach-
able rack w/travel bag and more.

1993 Honda
Accord EX
2 Door, 5 speed, AC, sun
roof, Yery good condition.

2002 Sportster
Harley Davidson
1956 Miles,
Road Loaders, Helmet
Very Good Condition
Cell: 386-867-2382
Home: 386-755-6088

$1,200 OBO
4 cyl., PS/PB, Runs Good,
Economical, Rebuilt Engine, New
Radiator, Needs: Brakes, CV
Joints, Good Cleaning & TLC

1999 Cnevy IZ
4x4 Sportside

*8,995 OBO
Reg. Cab

1999 Nissan Maxima
Power windows, locks, doors,
seats, factory security, ice
cold air, ABS brakes, 111K,
senior owned, great gas
mileage, like new.

1992 Cadillac STC
*4,450 OBO
White, V8, all power, fully
loaded, 119K mi, runs great,
looks new. See at Alterations,
758 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fl
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to jobsticcbanc.coll:01 complete an application at 173 NW HillsborL, Sireet in
Lake City.


Put Your Name On This Mailbox.. .3BR/2BA
brick home on 5 acres with stone fireplace,
Florida room, 12x18 CB workshop with electric
and AC, 2 car garage and with an additional work-
shop. MLS#49351 $215,000

Cobblestone accents this...beautiful 4BR/2BA
home with great features. Master bath with
whirlpool, his & her closets, separate shower.
Custom blinds, stainless steel appliances, formal
LR & DR. 12x20 workshop with electric. A must
seel $329,900 MLS#49101

Completely Renovated...3BR/2BA two story
home on 1 acre in Suwannee County. Completely
remodeled with new paint, appliances & flooring.
Dont' miss seeing this one MLS#48747 $158,500

3101 US HWY 90 WEST, Suite #101
Lake City, FL 32055
Business (386) 752-6575
Toll Free 1-800-333-4946

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Move In Condition...Showcase home with
fenced yard. 3BR/2BA on 1/2 acre. 2634 sf. with
spa in the Florida room. Central vacuum system
and sound system throughout. Within minutes of
all amenities. $189,900 MLS#49181

Quiet & Peaceful Setting...3BR/2BA home on
4.3 acres. Features eat-in kitchen with island,
detached garage & carport, and 30x20 pole barn
with lean to. Fenced. A great buy @ $295,900

Vintage Duplex...2 story home zoned multi-fam-
ily with 2BR/1BA on each floor. Beautiful view of
Lake Isabella. MLS#49272 $164,900

Enjoy Beautiful Lake this gorgeous
3BR/2BA brick home on 4.84 acres. 2107 sf. fea-
tures screened lanai, garden tub and fencing.
Separate kennel with water & power. MLS#48958
$449,000 *

5+ acres already cleared and ready for your site home or mobile. $65,000 MLS#49507
Gorgeous 5.6 acres approximately 30 minutes from the Gulf. MLS#49430 $87,500
1 acre near river with boat ramp and park access. $28,500 MLS#49331
2.3 acre home site in O'Brien area with well. Bring offers! MLS#49262 $39,500



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640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
CALL 386-752-7751

650 Mobile Home
650 & Land
1981 3/2 24X60 On 1/2 acre.
Owner Financing. 47S to King Rd
to Precision Loop 386-867-0048
* !! Owner Finance!!
1998 24X48 3/2 on small lot
1903 SW Judy Glep.
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 1998 Redman 28X52 3/2
on 1/2 acre lot. 5 min. from
Walmart, perfect location.
Call Steve at 386-590-1413
Handyman Special
3/2 DWMH on Gorgeous Oak
Shaded 5 acres, Owner Financing.
Zero down, $1,285 mth. $125K.
Call 352-215-1018
3BR/2BA DW on 1 acre comer lot.
Beautiful trees. $84,900.
* Call 386-755-2065
Packages,. while they last!
Call Ron Now!

705 Rooms for Rent
Weekly Rooms For Rent
Refridgerator, microwave,
cable'& local calls
For more info call 386-755-6300

710 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
SAll very nice.
Convenient location.
Call 386-755-2423
1, 2, and 3 BR include MW, DW,
pool, fitness center and more.
Close to everything, Call Windsong
today 386-758-8455
12/ Fresh Paint & Nev. Carpet
S i[tw i i. t '*t .1"*i iin'llhi
Plus security. Pets allowed w/fee.
Call Lea.386-752-9626

By Associated Designs

An indoor pool is
easily the most re- Bedroom
markable feature of 114" x 10'8"
the Williston, though
not, by far, the only
one.- The multilevel,
curvilinear stone
planters gracing the Bedroo
entry facade are also 11', 1C
striking. This plan is
designed for active
families that appreci- 20C
ate a relaxed mix of Associated De
indoor and outdoor
living environments. '
Entering through
double doors, you Living Area
face the sky-lit, glass-
enclosed pool. Slid- Poo Area
ers in the dining Total Area
room offer the clos- Garage
est access. You can Dimensions
also get to the water 0FrI=II
through the utility ocaed
room, equipped with
a convenient shower and toilet.
Three sets of sliders open the
pool to the exterior, maximizing
fresh air circulation when desired.
The covered patio is handy for out-
door dining, while the patio span-
ning the rear is great for soaking up
rays. In moderation, of course.
Entry, living room and dining
room are bright and spacious. All
have 9-foot ceilings and are awash
with light from the pool enclosure.

1790 sq.ft.
883 sq.ft.
2673 sq.ft.
817 sq.ft.
94'x 53'


710 Unfurnished Apt.
1 For Rent
Apartment with garage. 5 min. from
Timco & downtown.
386-755-4590 or 386-365-5150
2BR/1BA w/ Garage
$700 + Sec. Pets w/fee.,
Call 386-752-9626

730n Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
2 BR, 2.5 BA 2600 SqFt
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 maint. inc.
No Pets. $800 mth. 1st, last, & $500
Sec/dep required. 386-755-3633
3/1 Home. Close to Lake City.
2 car garage, screened back porch.
$900 mth +$600 Sec. Dep
Call Blaine 386-623-3166 or
Ryan 386-623-3182
3BR/2BA Brick Home Near VA
Large fenced yard w/washer &
dryer, stove, refrig, lawn, maint., &
garbage p/up included. $850 mth,
1 st, last & Sec/Dep. req: Call
Richard, Licensed Real Estate
Agent Call 386-867-1414
at 153 SE Gregory Glen.
$995 mo, $995 sec.
Call (904)317-4511
HOMES FROM $199/mo.
4% Down, 30 years at 5.5%
1-3br Foreclosures! For listings
1-800-749-8124 ext. F388
LEASE or SALE: Block House
3BR/1BA. Fresh Paint, ready by Jan
1st: $775 mo or $89,500.
Call (786)463-7959
Taking Applications for 3/2 fenced
home on 7 acres w/pond. Ft. White
School district, appliances, W/D
Hook-up., $650/mthly + Sec/Dep.
Ref. + Credit Check. 386-590-6048

750 Business &
75 Office Rentals
1235 SF Building
All Utilities Furnished
A Bar Sales, Inc.
7 Days 7 am-7 pm
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
Call 386-752-4072

750 Business &
7 Office Rentals
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 or 386-752-0013

Live Oak: 17+ Beautiful Acreage,
private country living. Fenced, elec.,
phone, well, cncret slab, 289' front-
age. 386-755-5183 or 757-410-2138

810 Home for Sale
$12,000! 3BR/2BA
FOR LISTINGS 800-749-8124
EXT. H411
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 &
2 1Acreage
5 Acres in Ft. White. HIwy 1&Rd
Frontage, wooded w/well & septic.
Partially fenced. Great private
homesite. C. illI 111-42 5-8745
Columbia City Area
5 ac.wooded homesite
$89,900 owner finance
Wooded or open.
Cash buyer- quick closing.
Please call 386-755-7541
lots starting at $89K.
Owner Financing. 386-754-7529
Chris Bullard Owner/Broker

940 Trucks
02 FORD Ranger
Extended Cab, 4 Door'
Red Hot! Call Danielle
04 TOYOTA Tacoma
Extended Cab
Excellent Condition
Call Rene 386-755-6500
1987 Dodge Van 2500
\V.'God\ C':di] \Lo:ng
#1,350 OBO
Call 386-754-2126

940 Trucks
2004 Mazda B3000 EXT Cab
Dual sport. PW, PL, tilt, cruise, V6,
AT. Only 18K Miles $13,995.
Call Kevin 800-788-3001

950 Cars for Sale
*Hondas from $500*
Police Impounds!
For listings call
1-800-749-8116 ext A760
01 FORD Focus ZX3
Low Miles, 2 Door Hatchback
Call Rene
Blue, 2 to Choose from
Call Danielle
05 HONDA Accord LX SE
Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, XM Radio.
Call Greg 386-755-6500
1994 Mitsubishi Galant LS
MUST sell for payoff.
$1,200 OBO
Call 386-697-1923

06 FORD Taurus
Fully Loaded, Low Miles.
Priced to Sell
Call Stan 352-281-2324
1954 Chevrolet
4 door, driveable, needs restoring.
$2,100 firm
Call 386-752-0013
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royal
4 Dr Like New
Call 386-466-1104
1997 Chevy Lumina.
All the bells & whistles. Power
everything. 56K miles.,
One owner. Excellent Condition
Great Buy @ $4,400. OBO
Call 386-961-9508 After 6:00

2001 Daewoo Nubria Only 30K
miles. PW, HT, HC. Runs great.
Only $4,900.
Call Byron 386-964-3200
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Only 29K miles, leather, loaded,
like new. Only $13,900
Call Jim 800-788-3001
2003 Chrysler 300M Special
Edition Sunroof, dual exhaust, every
option. One owner, 34K miles. Only
15,900. Call Beck Chrysler of
Starke 800-788-3001
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser.
PW, CD, Like new. $10,900.
Call Kevin 800-788-3001

2004 Ford Focus LX
4 AT, A/C, clean car.
Only $9,995.00
Call Byron 904-964-3200
2005 Pontiac Sunfire
2 Dr Coupe. Low miles,
very sporty. Only $9,980
Call Jim 800-788-3001
97 HONDA Accord EX
Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, 2 Door.
Call Greg 386-755-6500

950 Cars for Sale
98 CHEVY Lumina
Low Miles, Excellent Condition
Must See to Appreciate
Call Allen 386-984-5025

951 Recreational
1996 Coleman Pop/Up Camper 24ft
Sleeps 6 comfortably, kitchenette,
outside stove, & Roof A/C. $1,500
Call 386-623-1881

952 Vans & Sport
952 Util. Vehicles
02 HONDA Odyssey EX
Low Miles, Power Sliding Doors
Loaded. Call Stan Today

03 CHEVY Trailblazer LT
Leather Seats, Power Everything
Call Allen

2003 Ford Windstar Van
Loaded w/options. DVD player, etc.
Very nice. Call Kevin
2004 Jeep Liberty
PW, PC, tilt, cruise, co alloys, V6,
AT. Only $14,488
Call Byron 904-964-3200
2005 Ford Freestar SE Minivan.
PW, PL, tilt, cruise, CD.
Very nice. $14,488.
Call Jim 904-964-3200.

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Toll Free: 877-755-6600

BRAND NEW for the New Year! West of town WHITE SPRINGS historic home with 3
on 1/2 acre, all brick 3BR/2BA brand new home bedrooms! Still has original slate mantel,
nearly ready for you! Choose your carpet and beade board walls, old decorative hardware.
paint colors! Call Tanya Shaffer 755-5448 New listing! Call Sharon Selder 365-1203 or
Julia DeJesus 344-1590

NEW CONSTRUCTIONI Pre-wired for media TWO TRIPLEXESI 6 units in all! Popular
and security system! A truly modern delight westside location. Explore the tax advantages
with vaulted ceilings, arched entries and trey to be enjoyed with investment property.
ceiling in the master. Lovely breakfast room, MLS#49195 Call Tanya Shaffer 755-5448
upgraded kitchen with quartz counter tops. On
a full acre. MLS#48467 Call Bryan Smithey
2.07 COUNTRY ACRES. Property has a nice roll. MLS#48823 Call Julia DeJesus 344-1590 or
Sharon Selder 365-1203
40 ACRES South of town. MLS#48908 Call Janet Creel 755-0466
5 ACRES Well and septic. Board fenced. Mobiles OK. Reduced MLS#48808 Call Tanya Shaffer
5 ACRIS wooded, scenic, fast growing area. MLS#49481 Call Ginger Parker 752-6704
TWO NINE ACRE PARCELS. Your choice. County paved frontage. Wooded MLS#49483 and 49484
Call Ginger Parker 752-6704
BUILDING LOT. Nice area, .89 acres. MLS#49499 Call Myrtle Wall 752-2655

Alternate Basement Stairs

Kitchen and dining room flow
together. A raised eating bar pro-,
vides partial separation without
blocking the view. Kitchen counters
wrap around four sides. The built-
in desk makes it easy to keep house-
hold affairs in order, and the huge
walk-in pantry boosts storage space.
A mess-free gas fireplace in the
living room offers concentrated
warmth on chilly days. The home
entertainment center is sufficiently

te, r"' deep and wide to
te house an assort-
14'10" ment of electronic
equipment plus a
large collection of
CDs, tapes and videos.
Amenities in the Williston's
master suite include a generous
walk-in closet, private bath with
dual vanity and oversized shower.
Last, but not least, it's mere steps
to the pool.
For a review plan, including
scaled floor plans, elevations, sec-
tion and artist's conception, send
$25 ,to Associated Designs; 1100
Jacobs Dr., Eugene, OR 97402.
Please specify the Williston 30-165
and include a return address when
ordering. A catalog featuring more
than 550 home plans is available for
$15. For more information, call
(800) 634-0123, or visit our website

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Classified Department: 755-5440

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S. Michael Manley
Copy Editor
Sunday, December

Lake City Reporter


18, 2005


Don Goode
Phone: 752-5384

Gift ideas

for the


hristmas is fast
What does the
gardener in your
1 life want for
Christmas? The first wish
Should probably have to do
S with a garden that never
has weeds. But since that is
not something you can go
out and purchase, here are
S- a few suggestions for gifts
to make a gardener happy.
There are several tools
and accessories available to
tempt the avid gardener.
S This can include rakes,
S hoes, pruners, sun-proof
hats, gloves, a garden cart,
etc. Check the local garden
and hardware stores, as
S well as mail order catalogs
and Internet sites, for the
latest tool options. For the
high tech gardener,
Consider giving an
electronic indoor/outdoor
thermometer or a landscape
design computer program.
S As we get older, our
physical limitations hinder
our enjoyment of gardening
activities. Some
manufacturers have started
to offer hand tools for
arthritis sufferers that have
support for the wrist. Check
the Internet for sites such
te/371928/page/62687, or
cleanairgardening. com/
coolgadgets.html, when
searching for these tools for
Many gardeners enjoy
reading. Consider giving a
book on gardening or
landscaping. Bookstores in
the area have selections for
the new Florida gardener,
as well as field guides to
help identify insects,
wildflowers and trees.
There are several books for
sale from the University of
Florida, plus lots of free
brochures. Check with the
Extension Service office for
more information on those
materials. Some gardeners
may enjoy a gardening
journal to write down
observations and notes for
next year. A gift certificate
to a book store or a
subscription to a gardening
magazine may be the way
to go.
We are always on the
look out for unique plants.
A new variety of flower or
landscape plant would make
a nice gift. Flower bulbs
such as amaryllis or
daffodils that have been
conditioned to bloom early
can be enjoyed now and
planted for enjoyment in
future years.
Be creative and make a
unique gift basket with
gardening items. Include
some gardening gloves,
sunscreen, seed packets,
fertilizer, etc.
Give a donation to a
charitable organization in
their name. There are
organizations such as
Heifer International
(www.heiferorg) that will
use a financial gift to
provide trees for
reforestation or livestock or
honey bees to start a
sustainable farm in an
underdeveloped country.
The gardener that already
GOODE continued on 4D

Several homes off SE Defender Drive and SE Olustee Avenue light up the night with holiday decorations.

Lake City shines
with lights
I t would be
hard to find
anyone who
looking at
lights and
But it's not so
hard to find
those who dread
the chore of
hanging lights
from the gutters and
tussling with tangled light
strands only to have half of them go
out just when you plug them in.
So 'when you find someone who
clearly works hard at creating a
beautiful light display, you can only
look on in wonder and admiration.
I spent two nights driving around
the Lake City arica looking for just.
such Christmas artists. Now I know
I have probably missed many
wonderful displays, but I hope by
pointing out just a few of them, it
will encourage our Lake City
residents to get out and take a drive
so they can enjoy yours!
'Any tour should begin (or end)
with the fabulous light display that
the county has put together for us at
Olustee Park in downtownLake
City. For long-time residents, you

seen the decorations
just get better and better every year.
For newcomers to Columbia
County, it's just another one of
those things that makes this a great
place to live. ." ,
Olustee Park is on the corner of
U.S. 9CI aind nlainon Ave-inu and you
can't miss it. Park the car and get
out and wander around to really see
all the decorations.
Heading west, you find the home
of Bradley and Lorrie Wheeler, who
for the last eight years have given
the gift of their beautifully-
decorated home to the community.
Part love of the holiday and part
'family tradition, the Wheelers follow
the tradition of Lorrie's parents,
Mike and Patsy Roberts. in creating

A wooden angel holding a garland of peace surrounded by lit trees welcome
holiday drivers as they pass through the decorated yard of Bradley and Lorrie
Wheeler on Brookside Court.


ter wonderlands for all
to enjoy.
Brad and Lorrie, along with help
from Brad's brother Blaine who
comes each Thanksgiving weekend
from North Carolina to help with
the decorations; his dad, Bill; and
the Wheelers four children -
Hanna, 5; BJ.,;7; Haley, 9; and
Holly 11 work tirelessly to
create their display.
Many of the wooden items are
homemade by Blaine and Mike
Roberts, who started out tracing
stencils onto wood and then
painting them. The display is set up
as a drive-through and is a Santa
and Frosty. From tiny Santas to a
giant Santa snow globe and Frosties
of all sizes and kinds, the most
unique items are the homemade
While Santa is a staple in front
yard displays, the Wheelers have
one of the few appearances by Mrs.
Claus. Brad says this is probably
one of the first items his
father-in-law made and it does have
a nostalgic look to it. The newest
addition to the display is a Santa
kneeling at the cross that Blaine
Wheeler saw while in Atlanta. He
was so struck by the display that he
asked the owner if he could trace it
onto a piece of cardboard that he
then transformed into the Santa at
the Wheelers.
While acknowledging the light
display is a lot of work, Brad says
they do it for the joy of seeing
young and old enjoy the presenta-
tion. The Wheelers home is on
Brookside Court, which is off
U.S. 90 West between Sonny's BBQ
and McDonald's. Patrons of Sonny's
start flocking to the Wheelers just
as soon as he starts testing the
lights and they have annual visitors
from as far away as Ohio who make

A wooden cutout of Santa hangs
by his fingertips as reindeer try
to balance atop a ladder
leading to the roof of Bradley
and Lorrie Wheeler's home on
Brookside Court in Lake City.

it a point to stop off in
Lake 'City on their-
annual migration to
South Florida.
On the
south side of
town, Brad's
in-laws, Patsy
and Mike
t Roberts, do
their share
to get the
community in the holiday
spirit. From the manger scene, to
angels and a church, to the
traditional Santas and Frosty's, the
Roberts bring Christmas to the
southern part of town. Located /4
mile east of SR 47 on CR 242, Mike
started decorating 25 years ago
from a love of Christmas and
Like most Christmas light artists.
he started "kinda small" and each
year grew bigger and more
elaborate. Most of the wooden yard
art was handmade and one of his
favorite pieces is Santa in a wooden
sleigh with his reindeer. With
supervision by his wife, Patsy, it
takes Mike three weeks to set up
the display by himself. Cars are
invited to drive through his circular
driveway and he welcomes visitors
to stop and get out to get a better
On the east side of town is a
neighborhood that really gets in the
spirit. At the corner of Defender and
Olustee, just off of SE Baya Avenue,
are two homes that just light up the
night. The yards are filled with
beautifully arranged lights and yard
art that will dazzle every young
child's eyes. Many of the neighbors
join in the decorating fun with
maybe a little less enthusiasm; but
they still create a beautiful light
display that is worth taking a drive
to see.
Travel north of town and you will
come across a local Christmas .
landmark, the home of Frank and
Allene Hall, at 273 NE Howard
Street, just off of U.S. 441 North.
For years, the Halls have decorated
with thousands of lights and are
joined by neighbors and their two
daughters who also live in the
neighborhood in making ,

LIGHTS continued oni 4D

Vehicles drive down the Bradley and Lorrie Wheeler's driveway to enloy their
holiday light display on Brookside Court.

Section D

By Susan Sloan Special to the Reporter

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television a reality
NEW YORK Log on,
tune in, rebuild your kitchen.
The corporate home of
lifestyle networks HGTV and
the Food Network became the
latest television company to
dive into broadband
programming with Thursday's
launch of a network devoted to
kitchen renovations.
HGTV Kitchen Design has
a library of 200-programs on
kitchen design, and will
include a feature that allows
computer users to get online
tips geared to the specific size
of their own kitchens.
It's the first of what the
Scripps Networks hopes is
about five broadband
networks that it will start
during the next 18 months.
Others in the works are online
channels on gardening, wood-
working and healthy eating,
said John Lansing, Scripps
Networks president.
A handful of television
networks have started
Internet offshoots this year,
including Comedy Central's
Motherload and MTV
Overdrive, hoping to establish
their brands as the business
expands. The rapid growth in
homes with
broadband capability and
interest by advertisers in
Internet-only programming
has helped fuel the growth.

Disney to produce
first film in China
BEING The Walt
Disney Co. on Wednesday
announced its first film
production in China, adding to
its efforts to break into the
booming Chinese
entertainment market
The Chinese-language film,
'The Secret of the Magic
Gourd," began shooting in
October in the eastern city of,; ,
Iangzhou and'is due to be
released gilt year, Disney
said0-t'is'tiaed on a popular
children's book by the late
Chinese novelist Zhang
Disney's partners are
state-owned China Film Group
Corp. and Hong Kong's
Centro Digital Pictures Ltd., a
special-effects house best
known for its work on director
Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill."
Burbank, Calif.-based
Disney has opened
Disney-brand stores in several
mainland Chinese cities and is
reportedly in talks on setting
up a Shanghai theme park and
a television channel. But its
film offerings to mainland
audiences have been mostly
imported U.S. productions.
The company didn't release
the film's budget

DirecTV to pay for
do-not-call violations
Inc. will pay $5.35 million to
settle charges that its telemar-
keters called households listed
on the national do-not-call
registry to pitch satellite TV
programming, Federal Trade
Commission officials said
The proposed settlement, if
approved by a federal judge in
Los Angeles, would be the
FTC's largest civil penalty in a
consumer protection case.
The DirecTV complaint,
filed by the Department of
Justice at the FTC's request,
named the company and five
telemarketing firms it hired,
as well as six principals of
those firms.
'"This multimillion-dollar
penalty drives home a simple
point: Sellers are on the hook

for calls placed on their
behalf," FTC Chairwoman
Deborah Platt Majoras said in
a statement.
DirecTV issued a statement
saying it has terminated its
relationship with the
telemarketing firms that made
inappropriate calls and has
implemented new procedures
to ensure there is no repeat of
the violations.

* Associated Press

Christmas in Finland in contrast to the U.S.

Special to the Reporter

light (dare I say
climax) of
Fin nish
Christmas. Santa
Claus has been to the house
and because the clock in
Finland is seven hours ahead
of Florida time, he actually
got to see all the children in
No doubt that Santa is the
main character in the Finnish
Christmas celebration
despite the fact that as
parents we like to think it is
Jesus Christ. The visit of
Father Christmas electrifies
the whole day of Christmas
Eve. Children wake early in
the morning and immediately
start waiting for him. Some
children are so excited about
Santa's visit that they get a
stomach ache. It is hard to
calm down enough to eat the
Christmas Eve lunch, which
is usually rice porridge made
in milk served with plum
After the lunch, families go
the cemeteries and assemble
candles on the graves of the

deceased family members.
This is more easily done than
here in the U.S., because we
Finns live closer to the places
where we
grew up.
As always
one should
be clean
before a sig-
party, Halme
the sauna is closely attached
to the
traditional Christmas celebra-
tion. Usually the Christmas
sauna ceremony is "upgrad-
ed" by using a bunch of tiny
birch branches with green
leaves to whip yourself in the
heat. We collect these
branches during summer and
put them in the freezer, so
that we can have them fresh
for the Christmas sauna. It
must appear strange to sit in
a hot steamy room and to
whip yourself, but that is
actually what I miss most
here in Florida.
After the Christmas sauna,
we are supposed to have the
Christmas dinner. I say
"supposed to have," because
now it is already dark outside

and children know that Santa
reaches Southern Finland in
the afternoon. Therefore, it is
hard to concentrate on eating
even though the table is
loaded with ham, salt cured
fish, green peas, cheeses,
sweet potatoes and other
delicious courses.
Suddenly there is a knock
on the door or the doorbell
rings. Normally any of the
children would go and open
it, but now they are frozen by
excitement so it is father or
mother who welcomes Saint
Nicholas to the house. The
opening line of Santa is
always: "Are there obedient
children in the house?" The
response is typically an
uncertain "yes" spoken with
a faint voice. To verify the
answer Santa also asks the
parents whether the children -
have behaved. But to
convince Santa even more,
the children sing to him,
which pleases him a lot.
Then the gifts are
delivered and Santa has to
rush for the next home. I
suspect that there are so
many homes to attend in
Europe that Santa makes it
across the Atlantic only so

Toy site lets parents and kids

swap neglected playthings

AP Business Writer

Eight-year-old Jacob Maxia
may know more about mon-
ster models than business
models, but he knows what
he likes. And a new online
toy exchange that brings
him giant mutant beasts in
return for his unwanted
playthings seems pretty
darn awesome.
"You get rid of things you
don't play with any more and
you can get new stuff, like
SGodzillas andiDragoti Ball Z,"
he sdid of: Toyswap.
"Especially Godzillas."
The fact that his mom is
the founder and chief toy-
swapping executive doesn't
hurt, either.
Launched in October in
time for the holidays, the
fledgling business operates
through a Web site that lets
shoppers swap, buy and sell
used or unwanted toys or
donate them to a needy
organization. Swappers regis-
ter at to post
information and photos of
their toys or view others, then
mail them to each other using
PayPal transfers for payment.
While other sites exist for
reselling toys, Michelle
Maxia said she developed
hers after discovering none
that dealt with toys

"You get rid of things
you don't play with
any more and you
can get new stuff, like
Godzillas and
Dragon Ball Z"

Jacob Maxia,
son of Michelle Maxia, founder of

exclusively. Such a site, the
mother of two said, was "long
overdue in a society that is
Overflowing with toys. If yoit
have children, you Ikow."
The 42-year-old Maxia, a
stay-at-home mom since
Jacob and his 5-year-old sister
Makena were born, tripped
across the idea for Toyswap
almost by accident, the way
she might trip over the buck-
ets of unused toys in her
house in the southwestern
Chicago suburbs.
A veteran bargain hunter
and online seller, she drew
her inspiration from a mix-
ture of sources: eBay, the
need to return to work and all
those excess toys. But it took
a visit to a doctor's office ear-
lier this year to produce her
"Aha!" moment.
While waiting to see her
chiropractor, the gregarious
-Maxia struck up a conversa-
tion with a boy who was
.m l.

playing with Lego Bionicles.
Her son had three of those
at home but never played
with them, she told him;
what he really wanted was
Match made: The boy
had an unwanted Godzilla,
so, the two mothers
arranged a swap.
"I brought the Godzilla
home and my son lit up like
a Christmas tree," she said.
"I traded his Bionicles and
he said, 'What else can we
trade?' All of a sudden, it
came into my head: Toyswap
dot-com.', I clearly heard
those words in my head."
Finding the domain name
unclaimed, she and her hus-
band Michael, who works as
a food distributor, bought it.
A few months later, with help
from friends who developed
,the Web site and designed a
logo, she was in business in a
job worlds away from her pre-
vious one as a Cook County
sheriff's police officer.
Maxia, who gets a fee of
$1 per swapper for each
transaction, said Toyswap has
just more than 1,000 regis-
tered members. About 270
toys were displayed on the
site on a recent day from
Barbies to Bob the Builder to,
yes, Godzillas their dollar
values selected by those
putting them up for sale or

JC Penney

late in the Christmas night
that he has to leave the gifts
hanging from edges of fire-
places in America. The chil-
dren in Finland have a home
ground advantage meeting
Santa, because he has his
headquarters in Northern
Finland, in Lapland.
As for the parents, the
Christmas actually begins
after Santa is gone. Then the
children unwrap their gifts,
relax and play with their new
toys. There is no Christmas
preparation to be done, you
just lay back and enjoy the
time with your family.
Early in the Christmas day
morning, the churches in
Finland are crowded. The
first service begins at 7 a.m.
and the second service for
"tardies" begins at 10 a.m.
The rest of the day is spent at
home eating the reheated
remains of Christmas dinner.
Dec. 26 is also a holiday in
Finland. In British tradition
the name of that day is
Boxing Day, and it is
celebrated to honor the first
Christian martyr, Saint
Stephen. On Boxing Day, it is
accustomed to visit friends
and relatives. For the youth,

Boxing Day is something to
look forward to because
many restaurants organize
Boxing Day dances. For ,
teenagers to spend two days
without meeting their friends
is a true challenge. That's
why they welcome the
Boxing Day dances.
For me, Christmas is the
time to relax and enjoy the
closeness of family. It is also
the time look back at the old
year and to look forward to'
the upcoming year. In
Christmas 2004, I wouldn't
have thought that my family \
and I would spend the
Christmas of 2005 in Lake
To be quite honest I didn't
know there was a town called
Lake City in Florida. I had
always dreamed of spending
Christmas time in a warm
and sunny region, so being
here is a personal dream
come true. Being selected as
a Fulbright Exchange
Scholar in spring 2005 has
been a tremendous
Christmas present for me!
* Kari Halme is a visiting pro-
fessor, Fulbright Exchange
Scholar at Lake City
Community College.

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Wife's anger at sister-in-law

could sour holiday harmony

DEAR ABBY: These will be
the first holidays for my hus-
band and me since we discov-
ered that his sister, "Dawn,"
embezzled more than $200,000
from our business. It happened
during a period of three years,
when Dawn was our bookkeep-
er. Actually, our overall losses
were even greater, because of
her frivolous spending, "compa-
ny write-offs" and bad
We didn't know it was Dawn
until she was caught
She has since gotten another
job in another state and is slow-
ly paying us back. However, it
will be a couple of decades
before we're fully repaid if
ever. Dawn has asked us not to
tell anyone. She got off easy,
and I don't believe that she's
fully aware of the depth of the
damage she left behind.
Fortunately, since Dawn's
departure, there is peace in the
office and the business is going
well once again. But I am still
hurt and offended by her
I think I deserve a happy hol-
iday season. Am I justified in
avoiding her? Or should I just
"grin and bear it" at the upcom-
ing family get-together? -
assume from your letter that
the rest of the family knows
nothing about the money your
sister-in-law stole, and that she,


Abigail Van Buren

plans to attend the family
Are you justified in avoiding
her? Absolutely! Unless you're
sure you can refrain from losing
your temper(s) and spilling the
beans, I'd advise you to make
other plans this Christmas.
However, unless you are pre-
pared to boycott every celebra-
tion Dawn attends, you are
going to have to learn to
tolerate her at some point
divorced mother, dating a
divorced man whose children
are almost completely grown.
My boyfriend makes signifi-
cantly more money than I do
and has the freedom to take
time off from work whenever
he wants. (He's an avid hunter
and fisherman, and takes sever-
al weeks off throughout the
year for these hobbies.)
SMy problem is, I find myself
feeling jealous and resentful of
the opportunities he is fortu-
nate to have. I know I shouldn't
feel that way. He has earned his
success~ and besides, I love him
and want him to have all the

things he enjoys.
On the other hand, I struggle
to make ends meet He pays for
everything we do when we are
together and often treats my
kids to pizza and ice cream. He
has offered to give me money
from time to time, which I have
consistently refused.
So why am I feeling angry
and left out yet if he offers to
give me money, my pride won't
allow me to take it anyway? -
You're feeling angry and left out
because you are human. Your
boyfriend is off kicking up his
heels (deservedly or not), and
you are left saddled with your
responsibilities. Let me say that
I respect your stance on not
accepting money from him -
and I'll bet he does, too.
One way to affect an attitude
adjustment would be to plan
something special for yourself
when he takes off to enjoy his
hobbies. Perhaps you would
like a massage, dinner out with
a girlfriend you haven't seen in
some time, an evening at the
movies, the theater or a con-
cert? Please don't cast yourself
as the poor little left-out waif.
The more enjoyable time you
allow yourself in his absence,
the better company you'll be
when he returns. Trust me on
Write Dear Abby at P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


ARIES (March 21-April
19): You will be able to make
financial or business gains if
you socialize with people who
work in your industry. Give a
little back to your community,
and you will raise your profile.
Solving pending problems
should be scheduled. rr*****
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Limitations at an emotion-
al level may put a damper on
your social activities today. Stay
in the background and keep a
watchful eye over what every-
one else is doing. A child may
be hard to deal with. -**.
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Unexpected events will
turn your life upside down. If
you play your cards right, you
can come out of this a winner. A
chance meeting with someone
you haven't seen in some time
will surprise you. ****
CANCER (June 21-July
22): You will get the opportu-
nity to look at something for a
second time, only this time you
will see flaws you missed the
first time around. A trade show

Eugenia Word

or flea market will give you
ideas for last-minute gifts to
surprise your friends or
colleagues. r***
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
You will want to be the center
of attention, and if anyone tries
to steal your thunder, you will
have a hard time containing
your discontent. Charm and
quick wit will be the way to
handle this dilemma. Avoid dis-
cord with family members.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): You may find it hard to
put up with all the hoopla going
on around you. Your mind will
be somewhere else, and the
sooner you can get to where
you want to go, the better.
Travel will help alleviate some
of your pressure. ***
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): You can't go wrong if you
pick up some items that will
brighten someone's day. You


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'. clue: 0 equals C
PREVIOUS SOLUTION "Absurdity: a statement or belief manifestly
inconsistent with one's own opinion." Ambrose Bierce
(c) 2005 by NEA, Inc. 12-19

will have a good eye for what's
good and what isn't Don't be
afraid to be a little trendy this
year. Love is looking positive.'

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): Don't let anyone interfere
in your personal problems.
Take care of these matters in
your own way before things
escalate. The tension caused
by worry and not enjoying .all
the extra activities going on will
result in a poor attitude. **
Dec. 21): You will be in sev-
enth heaven today. You can
expect. some unforeseen inci-
dent to arise, but if you keep
your sense of humor, it will be
easy to sail by any little mishap
unscathed. An older relative
will have something interesting
to offer you. *****A
Jan. 19): It's time to have a
talk with your partner about
your intentions. You have lots
of changes to make in the new
year, so confront some of the
obstacles you foresee. Update
your personal papers. ***
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): You may inadvertently
divulge information,, ruining a
surprise. An emotional matter
will make you think twice about
a personal decision you recent-
ly made. Rethink your strategy
for the new year. ***
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Stop worrying about
things you can't change. Start
letting go -of things that have
been holding you back.
Revenge won't do you or any-
one else any good. Be honest
about what happened in the
past. -A*



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Nancy Grace sues mental patient for 'stalking'

Associated Press
show host Nancy Grace has
obtained a court order that
directs a mental patient she
accused of stalking her to leave
her alone.
The man'is "apparently
obsessed with Ms. Grace,
believes that he loves her,
insists that she can solve all of
his problems and will help him
to meet with Osama bin
Laden," Grace's court papers
Grace got the temporary
restraining order Wednesday, a
day after she filed a request for
a permanent injunction against

the alleged stalker, Joseph
Raymond Loegering who,
court papers say, has been con-
fined in a Manhattan hospital's
psychiatric ward since Dec. 2.
A spokeswoman for Grace,
Janine lamunno, issued a state-
ment Wednesday confirming
the temporary restraining
order was sought and was
granted, but she had no further
Grace's complaint asks the
court to bar Loegering from
contacting her, from approach-
ing her, her home or her work-
place and from harassing, men-
acing, stalking or committing
any other offense against her.
It also asks for unspecified
punitive monetary damages

and attorney's fees.
Grace, a former prosecutor
whose eponymous CNN show
deals with law-related subjects,
says in court papers filed
Tuesday that since Nov. 18,
Loegering, whom she has
never met, "has engaged in a
continuous pattern of harass-
ment and stalking of plaintiff by
e-mail and telephone and by
attempting to enter her place of
On Nov. 18, court papers
say, Loegering sent Grace an e-
mail telling her he was coming
to New York to see her. "I
would like to talk to you as
soon as possible (sic) so that we
can work things out," court
papers quote the e-mail

message as saying.
Loegering allegedly asked
Grace to call him at a telephone
number with a Missouri area
Security staff at CNN's New
York office and Grace's staff
were alerted, court papers say,
and around 9 p.m. on Dec. 2
Loegering arrived at the TV
network's headquarters and
asked to see her. Security staff
refused to let him in.
Outside, Loegering was
approached by two police offi-
cers who believed he was emo-
tionally disturbed, court papers
say. Police called Emergency
Medical Service technicians,
who took him to St Lukes-
Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Rebuilding effort going slowly in Cancun after Wilma

Associated Press

CANCUN, Mexico The
government promised
Cancun would be three-quar-
ters recovered from
Hurricane Wilma by
Thursday. But these days,
bulldozers are easier to find
than tourists in this beach
Luxury hotels normally
packed for the winter season
are closed to all but

construction crews. Most dis-
cos, mini-malls and swanky
eateries are dark. And while
the turquoise waters of the
Caribbean are as inviting as
ever, they have gobbled up
much of the famed white
The Dec. 15 goal set by
President Vicente Fox after
the late October hurricane
was impossible, said
Gabriella Rodriguez, tourism
secretary for Quintana Roo

state, which includes Cancun.
"You want to reopen. But
then you discover the dam-
age to your building is more
extensive than it seemed, or
the insurer doesn't pay you
on time," she said.
Of the resort's
27,000 rooms, just more than
10,000 are available this
week. An additional
3,000 could be ready by
year's end, but many of those
are away from the beach.

Most resorts and
restaurants plan to be back in
operation by January or
February, although some
won't be fully up and running
until March.
The loss of income will
reverberate through
Mexico's economy. Nearly
3.4 million people visited
Cancun last year, many of
them from the United States.
Along with the Mayan Riviera
coastline to the south,

Cancun accounts for
38 percent of the country's
tourism industry, Rodriguez
'Tourism is all we have,"
said Raul Hernandez, who
runs a T-shirt and trinket
stall. "Nobody's coming.
Things are sad."
Much of the usually glitter-
ing hotel zone, a 15-mile spit
flanked by the Caribbean and
a freshwater lagoon, is a
construction zone.

Mountains of smashed
concrete rise alongside piles of
trash bags. Plywood covers the
pulverized glass, facades of
hotels and storefronts. Five-
star rooms are piled with build-
ing materials or water-logged
Despite the construction,
Cindy Moreno of Sacramento,
Calif., stayed at the Hotel Riu
Cancun for a week. 'We had
fun at the hotel, but the city's
torn up," she said.

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has everything would be
honored to have
such a gift given in their name.
Many gardeners enjoy see-
ing wildlife in the landscape.
Consider giving a bird feeder,
bird bath, bat house, squirrel
feeder or butterfly house. The
serious butterfly gardener
would appreciate the gift of the
admission fee to the Butterfly
Rainforest which is part of the
Florida Museum bf Natural
History on the University of
Florida Campus (Gainesville)
(www.flmnh. ufl. edu/
Give the gift of a tour of a
botanical garden or member-
ship in a local botanical gar-
den. The Kanapaha Botanical
Gardens are close by in
Gainesville. They have festi-
vals and workshops at various
times throughout the year.
Provide the admission fee to
a workshop such as those
offered at the Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park
(www.floridastateparks. org/ste
phenfoster/Events.cfrn). There
are sessions offered periodi-
cally on herbal gardening, bas-
ket making, homemade hyper-
tuffa flower pots and a variety
of other topics.
Bring your gardening friend
to a workshop hosted by the
Columbia County Extension
Service. In the past, work-
shops have been offered on
pruning, grafting, composting,
citrus, pesticide safety and a
host of other topics. To be
added to our free mailing list
to receive announcements of
upcoming programs, call
752-5384 and give us your
name and address.
If all else fails, don't forget
the ever popular gift card to
their favorite garden center.
Dr. Don Goode is the
Director and Horticulture
Agent of the Columbia County
Extension Service B, a branch
of the University of 'Florida.

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bringing Christmas to Lake
City. Make a point to stop by
on Dec. 23 when Santa will
stop at the Halls to give out
candy to the children.
And while these in-town dis-
plays are impressive, there is
nothing like driving down a
dark country road to be daz-
zled by a brilliant show of
Christmas lights. So what
drives a person to go to such
extremes where road traffic is
almost non-existent?
For Christi Sessions and
Tim Roberts, who live on
Ichetucknee Road (just north
of the North entrance to
Ichetucknee State Park), it's
because "it makes people
happy," even if only a few of
SFrom the first week in
December until after the New
Year, Christi and Tim light up
the night with lights and yard
art that rivals any professional
Christmas village display.
Their neighbors, Gene and
Carmen Hall, join in the fun
and add their decorations to
the scene. When they first
started decorating, very few
neighbors were decorating,
but as Christi says, "it's kind of
contagious and before you
know it, it spreads."
So, whether you are in town
or out and about on our many
country roads, stop and appre-
ciate the artistic talents of our
community Christmas light
artists, and if you get a chance,
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Jackie Redding, owner of the Sea Banks Motor Inn in Myrtle Beach, S.C., speaks
about the changes in the seaside resort town, Friday, Dec. 2.

along the shore, one is tempted by a
thousand delights: Buccaneer Bay
miniature golf, Mr. Fireworks'
sparklers and the Legends Tribute
Theater with its large sign showing the
Blues Brothers.
More than 1,800 restaurants include
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buses bring Christmas shoppers to
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Broadway at the Beach, a sprawling
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Lake City Reporter SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 TODAY IN NEWS Brand new bikes for 65 local children, 7A. ALSO IN NEWS Christmas Dream Machine giveaway, 6A. Vol. 139, No. 229 1A By TONY BRITT The pending merger of Lake Shore Regional Medical Centers parent com pany, Health Management Associates, and Community Health Systems, could result in the Lake Shore Hospital Authority disbanding if the hospital is sold. A public hearing has been scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 at the Lake Shore Hospital Authority Administrative build ing, 259 NE Franklin St., where the public will give feedback about the proposed merger and potential sale. The public hearing will be held to provide interested persons the opportunity to be heard regarding the potential sale of public hospital facilities owned by Lake Shore Hospital Authority of Columbia County, said Jack Berry, Lake Shore Hospital Authority executive director. The facilities include the parking lots, the hospital, doctors offices, the Lake Shore Hospital Authority Administrative Complex, the hospital records building and all vacant lands. In July Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Centers parent company, Health Management Associates, agreed to a merger with Community Health Systems, Inc. Under the agreement, Community Health Systems proposed to buy HMA in a $7.6 billion deal. The $7.6 bil lion acquisition by Community Health Systems will include assuming HMAs $3.7 billion debt. HMA operates or is a part ner in 23 hospitals in the state, including Shands Lake Shore, Shands Live Oak and Shands Starke, while Community FILE A public hearing has been set for Monday, Jan. 13 at 5:15 p.m. in regards to the proposed merger and potential sale of Lake Shore Regional Medical Center. Shands Lake Shore may go on the block Bones finds a home HUMANE SOCIETY Woman read of his plight in newspaper article, claimed him. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Without a doubt, Mary Brooker knew she wanted Bones. She didnt know what he looked like, she didnt know his age and she didnt know how well he would behave. But, Bones a mediumsized beige dog from the Lake City Humane Society had been waiting for over a year to find a forever home. I knew I wanted him, she said. Hes been here the longest. I said, man, I got to go get him. Bones, along with 9 other dogs and 4 cats, were selected by the Humane Society for a Christmas Adoption Special at Petsmart on US Highway 90. The society wanted to find homes for the ani mals who had lived at the shelter the longest, and by mid-afternoon Saturday they had succeeded in 54th Mass. may be there for Olustee re-enactment Spradley is statewide Volunteer of the Year By AMANDA WILLIAMSON After organizing nearly 8,000 vol unteers equal to more than a $1 mil lion dollar in kind donation for the Columbia County School District, Volunteer Coordinator Dorothy Spradley earned the 2013 statewide Adele Graham Award for her efforts. Every year, the Florida Association of Partners in Education recognize one district volunteer coordinator in Florida for his or her performance over the course of the year. According to Spradley, she is the first coordinator from a small district to be selected in several years. When I look at the slate of those who have been given this award in the past, there are from larger districts, she said. Im getting this honor for Columbia County.... If you think about the amount of hours the volunteers give, there are a lot of programs we wouldnt have in this district if not for our volunteers. Adele Khoury Graham, wife of former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, believed in the educational value for all districts to have staff and financial resources committed to recruiting, training JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Dorothy Spradley, the Columbia County School District Volunteer-Education Marketing Coordinator, was awarded the 2013 Florida Association of Partners in Education Adele Graham Award. The trophy and a check for $500 was pre sented to her at a School Board meeting on Dec. 10. Im honored to receive this. Im very honored because I know the caliber of those who are selected. I was quite honored... I dont feel like its just me receiving the award. Its our whole county. Dorothy Spradley, Columbia County School District Volunteer Coordinator By TONY BRITT A company of re-enactors rep resenting soldiers from the 54th Massachusetts, US Colored Troops, is attempting to muster enough men to participate in the 150th Battle of Olustee Anniversary festivities. The 54th Massachusetts was a unit of African Americans that participat ed in the Battle of Olustee. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the 35th United States Colored Troops covered the Unions retreat as Confederate forces repelled them when Union troops tried to march on Tallahassee. Black forces comprised about one-third of Union forces at the Battle of Olustee. The re-enactors have been invit ed to participated in the Olustee Battle Festival Parade as well as take park in the Battle of Olustee re-enactment in Baker County. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Unemployment in Columbia County remained steady in November, showing a local job less rate lower than the state average. According to information released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Columbia Countys unemployment rate for November was 6.1 percent. In October, the figure was also 6.1 percent. Statewide, the unemployment rate fell from 6.7 in October to 6.4 in November. The states November rate was the lowest since July 2008, when it was also 6.4 percent. The monthly number keeps Florida below the national unemployment rate, where its been since March. The national jobless rate for November was 7.0, which also represented a 0.3 percent drop since October. In November, Columbia Countys labor force totaled 30,544. Of those, 28,688 were employed and 1,854 were active ly seeking employment. The month before saw a slightly higher labor force at 30,657. Out of Octobers work force, 28,790 were employed and 1,867 were unemployed. In November 2012, Columbia Countys unemployment rate was 7.5 percent. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 8 per cent in 2012. Monroe County held the low est unemployment rate in the County unemployment rate lower than state By the numbers $7.6 billion proposed cost of acquisition $3.7 billion Health Manage ment Associates debt that Community Health Systems will take on in merger 23 number of hospitals in state HMA operates or is a part of 2 number of hospitals CHS owns in state 83 61 Mostly Cloudy, 8A TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Police . . . . . . . . 3A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 5D Puzzles . . . . . . . 3B MERGER continued on 7A BONES continued on 6A OLUSTEE continued on 7A JOBS continued on 3A SPRADLEY continued on 7A Columbia, Fort White bring home wins. Doggie clothes a great last-minute Christmas gift. SUNDAY EDITION 1C 1B By TONY BRITT The Lake Shore Hospital Authority is an independent special state taxing district. It was established original ly to construct and operate Lake Shore Hospital. In 1987, the hospital was leased to Santa Fe Healthcare and in 1996, it was leased to Shands Healthcare. Under the lease arrange ment, the authority entered into an indigent care agree ment with the hospital for the hospital to take care of Columbia County resi dents emergencies. Through the agreement the authority pays 50 per cent of indigent in-patient care and 30 percent of indi gent out-patient care. As part of the lease agree ment, the authority is obli gated to levy a 1.5 mill tax devoted to indigent care at the hospital and must sup port an indigent clinic. For more than 10 years, Shands Healthcare had a lease agreement with the Lake Shore Hospital Authority where Shands leased the Lake Shore Hospital facility from the Hospital Authority Board. In May 2010 Shands HISTORY continued on 7A FOR SALE? A brief history of LSHA, HMA JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Mary Booker adopted Bones on Friday.


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 2-3-15-35-5 Friday: 11-18-23-26-34 Saturday: Afternoon: 3-5-1 Saturday: Afternoon: 7-6-2-8 Wednes day: 7-24-37-39-40-1 SeaWorld runs ads after performers cancel ORLANDO S eaWorld on Friday posted ads in a handful of newspa pers around the nation in response to a critical documentary that inspired eight musical acts to can cel performances at the companys Orlando marine park. Both the ad and open letter on its website, www. describe SeaWorld as an advocate for animals and detail efforts to rescue and care for marine ani mals. Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care, the full-page ad said. The truth is in our parks and people, and its time to set the record straight. On Friday, SeaWorld spokesman Fred Jacobs said in an email: We did the ads because there was a great deal of dis honesty and misinforma tion in the online discus sion of SeaWorld over the last several weeks, and we felt an open let ter was the best way to provide the truth about SeaWorld. The cancellations have had no effect on park attendance, Jacobs said in his email. The documentary Blackfish explores what may have caused a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum to kill veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Tilikum pulled her into a pool. The orca also was involved in two other deaths. The documentary argues that killer whales, when in captivity, become more aggressive to humans and each other. The newspaper ad said SeaWorld hasnt taken a wild killer whale into captivity for 35 years due to its successful breeding program. It also said that SeaWorld doesnt separate killer whale mothers and calves and that the compa ny has invested $70 million over the past three years in its parks killer whale habitats. Warning: gunfire not for celebration TAMPA The family of a Tampa Bay-area boy hit by a stray bullet on New Years Day 2012 is urging gun owners not to fire into the air to celebrate the holidays. Authorities blamed cel ebratory gunfire for Diego Durans injuries. Now 14, the high school freshman still suffers from memory problems. His family started a charity, Bullet Free Sky, to spread awareness about the dangers of celebratory gunfire. The Tampa Bay Times reports that at a news conference Friday at a Tampa gun range, Diegos mother said the charity is not anti-gun but pro-com mon sense. Sandy Duran said that when you shoot in the air, the bullets dont evaporate or disappear. She wants state legisla tors to increase penalties for shooting into the air, which currently is a mis demeanor in Florida. Villages woman has 70 pen pals THE VILLAGES When Marjorie Martin checks her mailbox, cards and letters outnumber her bills at least 2-to-1. Thats because The Villages resident corre sponds with 70 pen pals from around the world, she said. And days without letters are rare. Its nice to get a letter instead of a bill, she said. Each day, Martin sits down at her well-lit kitchen table and writes two to five letters to her pen pals. Some she hand writes; others she types on her computer. Some pen pals she has been corresponding with for more than two decades; others, for far less time. Two of them even share her full name. But Martin has some thing in common with all 70: They love letters and sharing their lives through them. Martin has met several of her pen pals in person. Theyve attended pen pal picnics and even have stayed at each others homes. But there never has been an awkward moment meeting a pen pal, she said. Martin already knows a pen pals personality through her letters. Her devotion raises the question: Will she be a pen pal for life? As long as I can, she said. As long as my mem ory and hands hold out. LOS ANGELES W hen the A&E network sus pended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson for disparaging gay people, it may have followed a time-honored TV tradition of quickly silencing a star who, for better or worse, speaks his mind. But in doing so it also ruffled the feathers of possibly millions of fans of its most popular show. Fourteen hours after it was learned that Robertson had been placed on indefinite hiatus for telling GQ mag azine, among other things, that gays are headed to hell, more than a halfmillion people liked an impromptu Facebook page demanding the show be boycotted until he returns. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who had her picture taken with Robertson just last month, com plained that his free-speech rights were being trampled. Bobby Jindal, governor of the state of Louisiana, where the show is filmed, com plained that Miley Cyrus got a pass for twerking on TV while Phil got shown the door. T-shirts, of course, went on the market with the words I Dont Give a Duck About A or E, Bring Back Phil. Its a show that is promoting clean living and good moral values, and thats something we need more of today, one of the programs many fans, Rick Peter of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, told The Associated Press. Its also a show that 67-year-old Robertson, who sports a beard that seemingly should qualify him for immediate membership in the rock group ZZ Top, is at the center of. When or if hell return or if hell ever really go away, however is an open question. Usher: Biebers mishaps are part of growing up LOS ANGELES Usher says though Justin Bieber had a wild year, people shouldnt count the pop singer out just yet. I mean more money more prob lems, the R&B singer said in an interview Wednesday at the premiere of Justin Bieber Believe in Los Angeles. The beautiful part about it is that those that are invested in a long term story you understand that there are peaks and valleys in every persons life some. Unfortunately the reality is he has to live with a camera in front of him, but what he chooses to do on or off camera is analyzed or scrutinized in some off way. Earlier this year Bieber was caught on camera clashing with a paparazzo. While touring the pop star fainted backstage at a London show and had to be taken to a hos pital. These incidents came after photos of Bieber appearing to smoke marijuana hit the Web. During the summer, he also had to apologize by phone to Bill Clinton, for cursing the former president and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a New York City restaurant kitchen. His longtime manager Scooter Braun agreed that Justin Bieber had a very crazy 2013. Pandoras box was opened. I mean he got a little bit into trouble, Braun began to explain as crowds screamed hysterically behind him upon Biebers arrival. I dont know its tough because the whole world is a critic, said Biebers mother Pattie Mallette. I think sometimes people dehuman ize celebrities and I think whats so great about this movie is that you get to see his humanity. I think the media has been ter rible on him, Biebers grandmother Diane Dale fired back. There are so many lies going around. A little bit is true but most of it is lies. Justin Bieber Believe, which opens in U.S. theaters Christmas Day, captures a behind-the-scenes look at the 19-year-old star. Bieber will release a new album, Journals, on Dec. 23. Dynasty fans on Robertsons hiatus Wednesd ay: 2-5-9-24-34-40-x5 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Correction The phone number for Bob and Jo-Ann Pettigrew was printed incorrectly in the Operation Christmas Child article in Fridays edition of the Reporter. The correct phone num ber to reach the Pettigrews is 386-755-1958. HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The 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. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. 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Albert Camus, Nobel Prize-winning author TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter Food and fellowship for the holidays Kay Daly, Christian Service Center of Columbia County executive director, and Rev. Russell Taylor, Christ Fellowship Baptist Church pastor, put food in a bag that will be given to local families as a Christian Service Center Christmas Basket. COURTESY Operation Christmas Child The North Central Florida area packed and shipped over 21,000 shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toys and personal hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritans purse program that shares the Good News of Christ, and the joys of Christmas, with children around the world. 2A Associated Press Associated Press


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The store owner report edly said a black male in red shorts and a black hoodie spent over an hour in the store without buy ing anything. After leaving the scene, the deputy noticed Ingraham, wearing a black hoodie and red shorts, walking on Bascom Norris and Main near Cedar Park Apartments, according to the report. As the deputy made con tact with him, Ingraham began slowly backing away from the deputy, eyes wide open and body shaking, the report said. The deputy felt a cluster of small plastic bags filled with a soft material during a patdown of Ingraham, the report said. Ingraham then tried to flee and threw the bags on the ground, the report said. A scuffle between the suspect and deputy ensued, with the deputy throwing Ingraham to the ground at least three times before he was detained, the report said. Due to redactions in the report, it is unclear how the deputy was finally able restrain Ingraham and place him in custody. The plastic bags were filled with a substance that tested positively for mari juana, the report said. Ingraham was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility on $29,000 bond. He faces charges of resisting an officer with violence, intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, drug equipment possession, destroying evidence, pos session of a controlled substance and giving a false name. By STEVEN RICHMOND The Lake City Police Department arrested a man accused of possess ing marijuana and cocaine Thursday afternoon, LCPD reports. Officers made con tact with Brandon Xavier Penson, 19, of 465 SW McFarlane Ave., who was a passenger in a blue Chevrolet truck that ran a stop sign at the corner of NW Wilson Street and NW Dixie Avenue around 5:11 p.m. Thursday, accord ing to the arrest report. After pulling the men over, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana as he approached the truck and called head quarters for backup, the report said. Penson had an existing violation-of-parole warrant for arrest and was detained on site, the report said. Officers searched Penson and the vehicle and found varying quantities of marijuana and cocaine that added up to 35.4 grams and 24.57 grams, respectively, as well as $131 composed of ones, fives and tens, the report said. Penson was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility without bond. He faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana pos session over 20 grams, marijuana and cocaine possession with intent to sell, narcotic equipment possession and violating parole. From staff reports LIVE OAKThree peo ple are in stable condition following a minor collision Wednesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. James Cleon Westberry, 77, Live Oak, was driving his 1998 GMC Sierra west on US 90 and attempted to turn onto Helvenston Street around 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, according to a crash report. During his maneuver, Westberry turned in front of a 2003 Dodge Neon driven by Susan Marie Schnaudigel, 41, Live Oak, who was driv ing east on US90. The right front of Westberrys vehicle then struck the right-front side of Schnaudigels vehicle. Schnaudigel and her pas senger Olevia L. Bogan, 71, Live Oak, both sustained minor injuries and were treated at Shands Live Oak following the collision. Westberry did not sus tain any injuries. All indi viduals involved were wear ing seatbelts. There was no suspicion of either driving operating under the influ ence of alcohol. Westberry was cited for an improper left turn. POLICE BRIEFS Man arrested on drug possession, resisting Ingraham Local man arrested for marijuana 3 injured in Live Oak collision Penson November real estate market remains static from last year By STEVEN RICHMOND Columbia Countys real estate mar ket remained relatively static for the month of November, according to a market detail report released by Florida Realtors. The association reported 25 closed sales for single family homes for the month of November, unchanged from last years 25 closed sales for the same month. Novembers sales were also the second lowest of the year behind the 18 closed sales in February, and short of the year-to-date average of 33.4 closed sales per month. Dan Gherna, executive vice president of the Lake City Board of Realtors, summed up November in one wordTypical. Typically, November, December and January are slower months, Gherna said. What Im noticing is the median price drop, but that was due to 40 percent of sales being cash sales. Cash is the payment method of choice for Florida real estate buyers, it turns out. Figures from the real estate site RealtyTrac show that almost two-thirds of real estate purchases in Florida were cash sales in November. A big reason for that is the num ber of institutional investors buying real estate in the Sunshine State. For Columbia County, Novembers median sale price of $100,000 was down 7.4 percent compared to November 2012. However, a handful of high-priced sales pushed average sale price up to $121,752, a 9.0 per cent year-over-year change. The number of active listings con tinued to climb as well, continued a slow upward trend from Januarys 365 to 428 for November. Theres a lot more people entering the market, theyre putting their toes in the water, Gherna said. Theres so much on the internet for consum ers to value property. A lot of its junk, but theres enough you can get an idea of what youd pay. November also marked the first month since at least January 2009 without any short sales in Columbia County. Short sales are dropping every where, theres a lot of programs out there and prices are climbing slowly, Gherna said. Some of the govern ment programs lately have taken the sting out of the upside-down hom eowners. Despite a lackluster month, Gherna said 2013 overall will be an improve ment over the past two years. As of [Friday, Dec. 20], weve had 383 houses with closed sales, he said. Last year, we sold 331...291 in 2011. Were starting to see a smidgen of new construction. The official data for December will be released Jan. 23, 2014. The Associated Press contributed to this story. County considers need, consequence of initiating $18 million radio upgrades By STEVEN RICHMOND County Manager Dale Williams had a frank dis cussion with county com missioners about the need and feasibility of upgrad ing the countys outdated public safety communica tions network Thursday evening. I am thoroughly con vinced as manager...that Columbia County is in dire need of a new communi cation system, Williams said. We have some issues and those issues are best fixed by moving into a completely different arena and platform than what we currently use. The county currently operates a very high fre quency (VHF) tower sys tem that is prone to inter ference and dead zones when public safety offi cialslaw enforce ment, EMS, firefight ers, etc. enter rural and indoor areas. I fear that one day Ill get a call from the sheriff or some other emergency response team saying I have lost an employee because they got out of their vehicle and could not communi cate, commissioner Ron Williams said. And thats scary. Very, very scary. The county hired RCC Consultants, an indepen dent telecom consulting firm, to develop an upgrade strategy and act as a neu tral mediator during nego tiations between Columbia and other telecommunica tions companies. County staff received an offer from Motorola for the countywide upgrade based on rates from a similar project St. Johns County completed earlier this year. However, the price-tag is roughly $18.5 million, including $2 million in incentives that will expire Dec. 31. Domino effect Dale Williams warned that Columbia County would be forced to finance the project, which would be the second-largest capi tal expense in Columbias history behind the court house ren ovations. You are literally looking at debt ser vice that will range some where between $1.25 to $1.75 mil lion a year, Dale Williams said. You do not enter into a project like this without doing a lot of due diligence. We have got to decide how were going to make those payments. He added that executing an agreement of this mag nitude would have a dom ino effect and would most likely postpone many of the countys future plans, including the construction of a new detention facility, salary increases and road improvement projects. This project is going to suck up fund balance. There is absolutely no way that I, in good faith, can sit here tonight and tell you were in a position, in my opinion, to proceed with this, Dale Williams said. Commissioners con sulted with county attor ney Marlin Feagle, seek ing some way to enter into the contract with Motorola before the incentives expire while also including a clause that would allow the county to back out of the agreement should they not appropriate the money. Sustainable funding If youre thinking we can just back out of it by not appropriating the money, I dont think thats that easy, Feagle said. Im not comfortable with the board signing these documents with the reser vations you have. Commissioners ulti mately voted four to one to send Motorola a letter requesting a 90day extension on their offer. Commissioner Ron Williams cast the lone dissenting vote, saying I dont agree with that, either. Regardless of Motorolas response, the commission ers will meet over a series of workshops in the com ing months to find a sus tainable source of funding for the project. I fear that one day Ill get a call from the sheriff or some other emergency response team saying I have lost an employee because they got out of their vehicle and could not communicate. And thats scary. Very scary. Dale Williams, County Manager Elks Lodge Toy Giveaway on Dec. 24 Elks Lodge #0893 will be having their annual Christmas Toy Giveaway on Tuesday Dec. 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Lodge members will be giving toys, candy and food baskets from their location at 259 NE Hernando Ave. There are rumors Santa Claus will make an appearance. state at 3.7 percent. The highest unemployment rate in the state was Hendry County with 11.3 percent. According to Denise Wynne, Florida Crown Workforce Board Lead Employer Services repre sentative, jobs in govern ment, natural resources and mining and construc tion lost jobs over the year. Annual job growth rates for professional and business services, finan cial actives and manu facturing exceeded the state rates in Columbia County. Jobseekers and employers alike are encouraged to make the acquaintance of their local workforce staff here at Florida Crown Workforce, which will be undergoing a name change as part of the States branding campaign, Wynne said. However, we will still be in the same locations in Lake City and Trenton. We have many services available to assist in bring ing people and businesses together. JOBS Continued From 1A New Mount Pisgah New Mount Pisgah AMEC, 345 NE Washington St., is having a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24 from 7-8 p.m. Call 386-752-1830 for more information. Our Redeemer Lutheran Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on HWY 47 will have a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. All are invited. St. James Episcopal St. James Episcopal Church is inviting the community to their Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, Dec. 24. The 4:30 service will be a family service with a childrens Christmas pag eant. The 11 p.m. service will be a traditional can dlelight service. St. James is located at the corner of SW Bascom Norris Drive and McFarlane Ave. Faith in Christ Church Faith in Christ Church, 282 SW Magical Terrace, is having its Christmas eve candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 24. All are welcome. Christmas Eve services


Q Scripps Howard columnist Ann McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986. OPINION Sunday, December 22, 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: The million pound club Working at bipartisanship T he budget agreement was hardly what either side would have liked, but its importance is that it is an agreement. Is this finally the end of the partisan strife that has been so debilitat-ing since 2008 when the economic crisis further aggravated a political scene very short on sociability? Does it mean political peace in our time? Not bloody likely as the say-ing goes. But it is recognition by concerned leaders in both camps that Americans are becoming fed up with a Congress that has stifled any resolution to most of the nation’s problems, putting personal inter-ests above those of the country. So the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee and the Democratic chairman of the Senate’s budget panel, not normally on the same wave length, turned months of conversations into a dtente that if nothing else would postpone the warfare for the time being. The agreement reached between Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington means at least an end to the threat of another government shutdown until at least 2015. About $63 billion in federal sequester cuts will be restored. Deficits will be reduced by $22 billion over 10 years. There will be no extension of long-term benefits for the unemployed and pensions will be trimmed for mili-tary retirees and for new federal workers. More importantly, however, it offers some further opportunity for constructive bipartisanship on fiscal issues instead of mindless, snot-nosed bickering. Beyond that neither side is satisfied with the amount of restored sequestration or much else, with factions in both parties charging a sell out by their own. Nevertheless the radicals on the Right and Left went along and adopted the agreement. How long this will last is beyond the intellect of most of us to say. But guessing honed by decades of observing close up, leads me to predict not terribly long given the upcoming election next fall and the probability for outside agitation by ideologi-cally driven special interest groups like the newly formed Heritage Action committee which seems to have displaced its mother house, the venerable conservative policy formulating Heritage Foundation, in importance and motivation under former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a tea party leader. Ryan, the former GOP vice presidential nominee and a likely seeker of the main job in 2016, called the agreement “a way to get our gov-ernment functioning at its basic levels.” That’s hard to dispute given recent history. The glimmer of hope for enough accord to avoid the destructive forces that have threatened to set back productive government almost to the status of a second Civil War is heartening if not terribly realistic in the long term. As the electioneering begins for the midterm balloting less than a year from now a divided Congress is almost a certainty to continue. Republican gerrymandered dis-tricts probably make it impossible for Democrats to take the House. Republican senators up for reelec-tion face primary fights from ultra conservative candidates that prob-ably will impede the GOP’s chances of capturing the upper chamber. When you throw into the mix those seeking position early as presiden-tial candidates, the future of biparti-sanship looks rather bleak. Still, by merely giving the electorate any respite from the threat of Armageddon, the agreement is most welcome for however long it lasts. It holds out the possibility that the resolution to some of our thorniest problems like immigra-tion might be solved amicably with the best arguments of both sides incorporated. It would be nice to at least believe that changes in obvi-ous deficiencies in the Affordable Care Act could be adopted without the rancor and bitterness of the past five years. It would sort of be like what one gets when he plays a country west-ern record backward. He gets his pickup back, he gets his wife back, he gets permanently sober and the train he loves to ride comes back into service. That of course amounts to the unrealistic Christmas wish list of one who has been on the job long enough to know better – too long perhaps. We have been given a gift and can only hope that unlike the toys we buy for our children it lasts longer than a few weeks. Congratulations to the folks at Florida Gateway Food Bank for distributing more than one million pounds of food in their four-county service area this holiday season. Again.This is the second year in a row they’ve hit the million-pound mark. The previous high point had been in the 300,000 range. An expansive new facility in 2011 – plus an even greater outpouring of generos-ity from folks in Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee and Union counties – made all the difference. Thanks to all involved, and keep up the great work. I n the spirit of good will to oth-ers, even if they are politicians, here are some gift suggestions culled from the catalogues. For Ted Cruz, the Texas tea partying maverick senator who helped orchestrate the government shutdown for which he hasn’t yet given us an explanation, we suggest “Magic Morsels” from Fairytale Brownies. We would perhaps add an ingredient from the 1960s, just to see if he is human. For John Boehner, the House speaker from Ohio who is now on the Tea Party’s naughty list for backing the budget compromise even though he spent the last two years bucking his own establishment Republicans, we suggest Dean and Deluca’s sweet “Coal Stocking Stuffer.” Dean and Deluca notes: “It’s the nicest stock-ing stuffer possible for those who deserve a lump or two.” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who “presided over” the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, to use one of the nice names for it, might find a “voice clarifying ampli-fier” from Hammacher Schlemmer useful. It is a digital earpiece that amplifies human speech frequen-cies above background noise so that spoken words are clearly audi-ble. Perhaps the next time peons tell her a computer program is not ready for primetime, she’ll hear. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Ca., who ran a tight ship when she was speaker, should receive a “fashionista Christmas tree,” a prelit 5-foot (just her size) tree designed like a dressmaker’s dress form also from Hammacher Schlemmer. Pelosi always looks so well put together you forget the Republicans ignore everything she says. We think President Obama would enjoy the new Play it Again Polar Bear from Gump’s in San Francisco. You ask the bear to play a song, any one of 12 Christmas carols, and he does it. Just like Obama tries to mollify whoever he is meeting with at any given moment. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the beleaguered Senate Republican lead-er, might find under his tree a “tee-pee to call your own.” The Land of Nod catalogue notes that this teepee is “the perfect home away from home while trailblazing the playroom fron-tier,” which of course is Congress. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose brash style (he hopes) will propel him to the White House in 2016, shoots from the hip so often he should have an Orvis denim long-sleeved shooter shirt which will make everyone think of Theodore Roosevelt, and not just because of girth. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who would like to be the first Hispanic president and used to be for immi-gration before he was against it, real-ly should have an iPhone owner’s robotic avatar from Hammacher. It reflects an owner’s facial features and personality traits. “You can customize its response in your own voice to match your personality such as “stop that!” or “wait a sec, bub.” You have to admit that Hillary Clinton, who has been first lady, senator and secretary of State, has everything. She’s rich. She’s smart. Neat clothes. Husband with great hair. Nieman Marcus’ big gift this year is an ultimate outdoor entertainment system ranging from $1.5 million to $2.6 million. What a perfect way to make a presidential announcement! Happy holidays, pols. Isn’t it nice to know we’re thinking of you? TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1775, Esek Hopkins was appointed the commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy. In 1894, French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court-martial that triggered worldwide charges of anti-Semitism. (Dreyfus was eventually vindicated.) In 1910, a fire lasting more than 26 hours broke out at the Chicago Union Stock Yards; 21 firefighters were killed in the collapse of a burning building. In 1912, Lady Bird Johnson, the wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson, was born Claudia Alta Taylor in Karnack, Texas. In 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington for a wartime conference with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe rejected a German demand for surrender, writing “Nuts!” in his official reply. In 1968, Julie Nixon married David Eisenhower in a private ceremony in New York. In 1977, three dozen people were killed when a 250foot-high grain elevator in Westwego, La., exploded. In 1984, New York City resident Bernhard Goetz shot and wounded four youths on a Manhattan subway, claiming they were about to rob him. In 1991, the body of Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins, an American hostage slain by his terror-ist captors, was found dumped along a highway in Lebanon. In 1992, a Libyan Boeing 727 jetliner crashed after a midair collision with a MiG fighter, killing all 15 7 aboard the jetliner, and both crew members of the fighter jet. In 2001, Richard C. Reid, a passenger on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, tried to ignite explosives in his shoes, but was subdued by flight attendants and fellow passengers.Washington gift suggestions Q Associated Press Dan K. Thomasson Q Dan K. Thomasson is former editor of Scripps Howard News Service. Ann McFeattersamcfeatters@nationalpress.com4AOPINION


LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 5A5A Knives WILSON’S OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City • (386) 10% off Sandals25% off(In stock) Mens • Womens • Childrens 10% off Patricia Milton RaulersonMrs. Patricia Milton Raul-erson, 66, of Lake City, Fl., passed away on Friday, De-cember 20, 2013, at Suwan-nee Valley Care Center in Lake City, after an extended illness. Born June 22, 1947 in Lake City, FL., to the late Willie Mil-ton and Bertha Mae Spikes. She was a member of Wellborn Bap-tist Church. She retired after 29 years from the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents; Willie and Ber-tha Milton, and her hus-band Quincy Raulerson. Survivors include two sons; Don-ny Thomas of Lake City, FL, and Wade (Manda) Thomas of Live Oak, FL; one daughter; Denise Joyce of Lake City, FL; step-children, Sherri (Don) Lee of Lake City, FL, and Allen (Stacey) Raulerson of Ft. Myers, FL, one brother; Ronnie Milton of Mayo, FL, three sisters; Joyce Spradley, Judy Bedenbaugh, and Janice Milton all of Lake City, FL, eight grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Service for Mrs. Raul-erson will be conducted at 11:00am, on Monday, Decem-ber 23, 2013,at Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. (OPHU&UHZVRIFLDWLQJ,QWHU ment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service 10:00am -11:00am on December 23, 2013 DWWKHIXQHUDOKRPH,QOLHXRIRZHUVWKHIDPLO\DVNVWKDWPH morial donations please be made to Haven Hospice, 6037 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City, Fl., 32055 or to Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, 2486 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Fl., 32064. Arrange-ments are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, Fl., 32025, (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at Voncile “Cricket” Evelyn Lowe PorterVoncile E. Porter, 94, of Ft. White, Florida, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday morning December 21, 2013. She was born in Kendrick, Florida to the late Lawrence and Etoil [Criswell] Lowe.She graduated from Ft. White Public School, married Ethan Porter in 1937 and settled into the life of a farmer’s wife, during a time when little to no equipment, other than muscle power, was available. Together they raised a family and lived a good life. She was a longtime member of Elim Baptist Church and avidly studied the bible, taught Sunday school, VBS, and happily pro-fessed Jesus Christ as her Savior.She later worked several years at the General Electric Battery Plant in Alachua. She was a lov-ing wife, mother, grand, great and great great grandmother, who enjoyed gardening (she had a unique ability to nurse sick plants back to health), playing cards and working on puzzles. She loved to travel and some of her fondest memories were of the bus tours she would take with her sister in law and her close friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leroy Lowe, her sister, Ethel Smith and her loving hus-band of 71 years, Ethan Porter.Survivors include her sons, Norman (Annie Laura) Porter and Bobby (Mary Emma) Porter; and her daughter, Gwendolyn (Huey) Hawkins all of Ft. White, FL; grandchildren, Eathan (Janise) Porter Jr., George (Laura) Porter, Rebecca Ann (Keith) McCarley, David Porter, Sheri (Bill) Koon, Kevin (Diane) Porter, and Brian (Jolene) Hawkins; 14 great grandchildren & 3 great great grandchildren.The family would like to express their most heart felt thanks to the Neurology & Neurosurgery Departments at Shands UF for their care and compassion during Mrs. Porter’s brief hospitaliza-tion and to Dr. Alan Goldblatt, for the years of care and friend-ship he’s shown her during RIFHYLVLWVDQGDWKHUEHGVLGHWe will be forever grateful.Funeral services will be con-ducted at 3:00 p.m., on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Elim Baptist Church, Ft. White, Florida with Pastor Larry Sweat RIFLDWLQJDVVLVWHGE\5HY&KDUOHV.QLJKW,QWHUPHQWZLOOfollow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to service time (2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.) DWWKHFKXUFK,QOLHXRIRZHUVthe family asks that memorial donations in “Cricket’s” honor, be made to the Elim Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 448, Ft. White, Florida 32038.Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL. 32025. (386) 752-1954.Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake OBITUARIES 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 reading 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 din-ner from 1-3 p.m. at 343 Forest Lawn Way. Cost is $7 per person. The din-ner is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Dec. 31New Year’s Eve partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is hosting their New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Kickstart will perform at 7 p.m. We’ll pro-vide finger foods, party favors and complimentary champagne 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 popular 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 seminar 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.Bay Street BassworksBay Street Bassworks will perform at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This group is an internationally-acclaimed touring ensemble per-forming selections from a wide variety of genres ranging from Bach to Be-Bop. A new “flex ticket” system is being offered this year so each ticket can be used at any Lake City Community Concert. Single concert tickets are $20/adult and $5/student K-12. See, or call (386) 466-2013, or visit the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for details. Jan. 15Olustee PlanningThe Blue Grey Army will have a planning meeting 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 information, call 755-1097.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, con-tact Chris at 386-623-3611 or Mike at 386-867-6675.Jan. 18King BreakfastThe Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry invite the community to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast at the Woman’s Club, 257 SE Hernando Street. Brooke Mobley of Davita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida will be the guest speaker. Tickets may be purchased for $20; tables may also be reserved. Call 386-752-4074 for more.Volunteers neededShands LakeShoreShands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is look-ing for volunteers to work a vari-ety of positions around the hospi-tal. 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 hospi-tal’s website at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volunteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s Information Center during disasters. These vol-unteers serve as the link between the county 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 orga-nization 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 has opportunities for volunteers in the Lake City and Live Oak areas. Volunteers provide general office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their families. Hospice volunteers support hospice patients/families through activities such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, spiritual support, shopping or errands, and staffing information booths at seasonal festi-vals. Specialized training will be pro-vided. Contact Volunteer Manager Alvia Lee at 386-755-7714 or email for more information and reservations. For more information about hospice ser-vices in the Lake City and Live Oak areas, call Hospice of the Nature Coast at 386-755-7714 or visit us on the web at BooksThe Friends of the Library need books for our book sale. Our great-est need is for gently used paperback fiction. Please bring your donations to the main library.Housing assistanceThe Greater Lake City Community Development Corp. Inc. provides services to area resident wanting to become homeowners. CDC offers financial literacy training, credit review, preand post-ownership counseling and homeownership edu-cation by professional instructors and credit counselors. The agency office is at 363 NW Bascon Drive. For more information call (386) 752-9785, email or visit its website at availableThe Five Wishes Workshop is available to community groups, civic clubs, and churches in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties. Larry Geiger, public rela-tions manager for the Hospice of the Nature Coast, will facilitate the work-shop at no cost. Five Wishes is a easy to complete legal living will document that spells out the medical, personal, emotional and spiritual needs. To schedule a workshop, contact Geiger at 755-7714 or (866) 642-0962.Open registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for their winter program which is on now through March 1. Fees for the ses-sion are $200 and include transporta-tion from all elementary, junior and high schools. The club offers a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, game rooms, library and special events. The club offers a homework program with tutorial help for all children. A computer lab is also available. Call 752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way for more information. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Em ily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLCPD: Once a family, always a familyLake City Police Chief Argatha Gilmore and Sgt. Larry Sh allar pose for a photograph with family members of fallen LCPD Officer Brandi Jackson after the swearing-in ceremony o f Officer Marc S. Hardison on Thursday. Pictured are Jack son’s daughter, Alivia (from left), 2; Gilmore; Jackson’s mother, S harolyn Krieghauser; Jackson’s daughter, Avah, 4; and Sh allar. COURTESYLast performances of 2013On Friday, Dec. 27, at 8 p.m. the Jacksonville-based Shotgun Redd Band, newcomers to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, will take the stage with their country, rock and south ern rock hits. Saturday, Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. Band of Brothers (pic-tured above), an SOSMP favorite, will entertain with its wid e variety of music. Admission to both performances is free.


6A 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 placing five animals — four dogs and one cat. As time ticked by on Friday, the event didn’t look good for Bones. He barked from his crate, watching as dog owners entered the pet store with furry friends in tow. Though his description told potential adopters he was alert and friendly, they seemed to drift to other crates. Most wanted simply to look. The rest wanted pup-pies. Tiny Gerald, a Chihuahua, was the first to be adopted. “My list of good dogs that need a home: Bones, Joey, Darla and Butch,” said Michael Brown, a Human Society employee. “Bones is not the longest we’ve ever had, but he’s been here a while. A lot of people have been asking about him lately, so I’m sure his time is coming.” Minutes later, his new owner appeared. “I’m here for Bones,” Brooker said as soon as she stepped up to the rows of black crates. A resident of Lake Butler, she works at the Columbia County Detention Facility. While at work Friday morning, Brooker read the article in Friday’s Lake City Reporter about the adoption event and Bones. “I wanted to get a companion for the dog I have now,” she said, adding that about eight years ago she adopted a mutt from a local animal shelter. Her current dog, Randy, is very energetic. Brooker hopes the two get along great. “I’m excited to get to know Bones,” she said. “He’s cute as he can be.” She plans to keep his name because “it suits him.” He earned the name for his skinny frame, said Humane Society volunteer Stephanie Roberts. No matter how much Bones eats, he burns it off. “We’re overjoyed,” said volunteer dog trainer Lorraine Moore. “He deserved a home. Now he’s got a forever home. He’s got an actual home. When Stephanie called me on the phone, I said, ‘oh, I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye.’” But Moore quickly rushed back to Petsmart and was able to see Bones — hopefully for the last time. Brooker had already slipped a brand new leash and collar around his neck. “I’ve got a good heart feeling about this,” Brown said. “When you have people come in like that, that’s got to be a God-sent sign. Some people just know.” Only two dogs were adopted on Friday. Lake City Humane Society administrative assistant Holly Dunlap stopped by that evening to see how well the event had played out. While she was pleased the two dogs had found homes, Dunlap glanced sadly at the other eight. Friday also saw one of the four cats find a new home with a grand-mother who wanted to surprise her grandson. Since her grandson couldn’t keep the cat at his house, the grandmother plans to keep Destiny with her. For the Christmas Adoption Special, the Humane Society reduced the adoption fee for the 14 animals by over 50 percent. Every adoption came with a free veterinarian visit and two free obedience lessons. In addition, the ten dogs featured at the Christmas Special have been working with Moore for about a week in order to become more leash friendly and better trained. “It’s Christmas time,” Dunlap said before the event. “We have dogs that have been here for over a year. To me, it’s so sad that these dogs have been here this long.” Theater is more real life than pretend for Fort White’s JoynerBy AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the ReporterFORT WHITE ‘T he play’s the thing, wherein to catch the conscience,” says the title character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But for Fort White High School drama teacher Harry Joyner, a play’s the thing for teaching stu-dents about life. Take, for example, the school’s recent production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a play about the Salem witch trials which was performed at the school on November 26 and at the Columbia County School Board auditorium on December 13. “We started with having all my students research the play’s back-ground and the history on which it’s based,” Joyner said. “After the auditions, the cast rehearsed two or three times a week after school from early October on, memorizing their lines and working on presenta-tion. They had to learn how to think on their feet, too, and how to stay focused when something doesn’t go as planned.” There was plenty of work for the other students as well. ‘Tremendous vehicle for teaching’“Frank Hubert (one of the directors at Lake City’s Alligator Community Theater, who served as director for The Crucible) and I were the only adults involved in the pro-duction, so the kids actually handled most of the organizational and mana-gerial work,” Joyner said proudly. “It was a tremendous vehicle for teach-ing cooperation, responsibility, and mutual accountability. One student, Nathan Harnen, made all the set piec-es, but everyone had to work togeth-er to make the whole thing happen. The older students looked out for the younger ones and they really came together as a community.” The acid test of the young thespians’ skills came when they per-formed for the middle school stu-dents at Fort White. “I was concerned as to how it would be received,” Joyner admitted. “It’s a complex subject, and middle schoolers get bored easily. But after ten minutes they were hooked – you could have heard a pin drop out in the audience. When the play ended, they were silent for a moment before they started applauding. It was the greatest tribute my students could have had.” Joyner, now in his 30th year of teaching, didn’t set out to become a drama teacher. A journalism major at the University of Florida, he was initially certified for teaching English, a subject he still teaches; he has also taught television and media production. But a personal interest in drama developed through partici-pation in productions at his church combined with the rich tradition of English literature revolving around the stage made it all but inevitable that Joyner would move into drama at the school. He began teaching the subject seven or eight years ago and has never regretted it.Street theater for festivalWhile the drama classes will not be putting on another play in the spring, that doesn’t mean they will be idle. Last year, the students set up a “Readers’ Theater” and a street theater show as part of the annual Olustee Festival, and Joyner – him-self a member of the Blue/Grey Army – hopes that they will receive permission to put on a medicine show as part of the 2014 festival. “Traveling salesmen of that time period would put on a show to attract attention to whatever elixir they were selling,” Joyner explains. “Besides having a student playing the role of the man hawk-ing the medicine, we would have students delivering soliloquies from Shakespeare to bring in an audience for the sales pitch. We would also have students in the audience help-ing to set the atmosphere and the period.” In addition, Joyner hopes to have what he calls a “flirtation show,” in which street performers demon-strate nineteenth-century customs of sending courtship messages through the use of gloves, handkerchiefs, parasols, and flowers. A member of the Columbia County Museum’s board of direc-tors, Joyner is working on setting up a docent program there as another outlet for his young actors. “Docents dress in character for a given period and time, providing a living explanation of history at a museum or historical site,” Joyner explained. “I’m hoping that they will be able to give readings for smaller children, helping them become acquainted with history.” In previous years, Joyner and his students have also participated in setting up practice scenarios for the Columbia County Emergency Response team.What the future holdsAsked regarding the future of the drama program at Fort White, Joyner loses a bit of his impish twin-kle though not his basic optimism. “I’m not sure how it will go,” he said. “I love working with it, but I’m not all that far from retirement and I don’t know who there will be to take over. We’ve also been handicapped by not having an auditorium on the campus, which would be useful as a community center as well as a place to stage plays or musical events. If the facilities were available, I’d love to do a dinner theater production. That brings in audience participation and would help my students sharpen their improvisational skills.” Drama may seem far removed from the skills needed for success in the modern world, but Joyner thinks otherwise. “You don’t succeed in many areas without discipline, self-confidence and the ability to present yourself according to your audience,” he pointed out. “Drama teaches those. It also helps students identify their gifts and receive affirmation for using them constructively. It isn’t a substitute for other learning, but it helps them integrate learning in other areas into something they can present and use publicly. And those are skills that will serve them long after they’ve left the stage.” By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comIt would’ve been difficult to deck the halls with boughs of holly at the Christmas Dream Machine in the Lake City Mall—gifts for 738 children covered nearly every square inch of floor space during the non-profit’s 25th annual gift pickup Saturday. “We’re handing out gifts for children from working, economically-challenged families who were sponsored by the com-munity,” said Meally Jenkins, the event’s founder and director. The Dream Machine crew of 22 volunteers set up a Christmas tree Nov. 1 featuring brief profiles of each of the needy children and families being sponsored across Suwannee, Hamilton, Union and Columbia Counties. Members of the community then came by and made their gift and cash donations to individual children and the cause. “I’ve been doing this about seven years,” said volunteer Chad Brown while sifting through the piles and piles of gift bags. “It sounds weird, but you get addicted to the feeling. You feel good. You forget about doing for yourself and just focus on helping out. This shows how the community can come together.” The Dream Machine’s inspiration dates back 25 years, shortly after the untimely death of Jenkins’ father, Thomas Jenkins. What started as a humble gesture out of the back of Meally Jenkins’ car eventually grew into the event it is today. Jenkins credits much of the event’s success to people who were once on the receiving end of the charity event who returned years later to make Christmas possible for another generation of children. “This shows that people really care,” she said. “None of us are getting paid for this. Everything we get goes right back to the children. The money and gifts go where they need to go. It’s really a wonderful thing.” More than 700 children get gifts Photos by STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterChad Brown and Sherry Morgan, volunteers with the Christmas Dream Machine, prepare to hand over a gift dur ing the nonprofit’s 25th annual toy drive at the Lake City Mall Saturday morning. Sherry Morgan sorts through personalized gift bags for 738 children as part of the Christmas Dream Machine’s 25th annual gift pickup at the Lake City Mall Saturday afternoon. BONESContinued From 1A CHRISTMAS DREAM MACHINE Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterOlivia Ruffo, 3, pets Darla, 2, a bulldog mix who i s described as very willing to please. Lake City Humane Society volunteer Stephanie Roberts pla ys with Joey, 4, an Australian cattle dog/basset hound mix. Joe y has been waiting for a since April. Robert McGaffick (from left) and his parents Dixie and Ge orge, met Gerald, a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix, for the first time during the Lake City Humane Society’ s Christmas Adoption Special in front of the Petsmart on Friday. Gerald was one of four dogs given awa y for free in an effort to get the dogs who have been with the Humane Society a home. They donated a check for $50 to the Humane Society. Robert was hoping to find another companion after his faith ful Schnauzer, Pepperoni, died on Dec. 3. ‘I’ve always been a dog person,’ he said. ‘I’ve been lo oking for a buddy.’


7A Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 7A STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterHomeless Persons’ Memorial Day Tori Jackson sings a rendition of “Silent Night” during the candlelight vigil for Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Saturday night. The event was spon sored and organized by the Homeless Services Network and United Way of Suwannee V alley, as well as other local community groups. The event’s creators choose Dec. 21 to h ighlight the longest—and most difficult—night of the year for the homeless nationwide. Ther e are reportedly 1,278 homeless individuals and children in Columbia, Hamilton, L afayette and Suwannee Counties last year, according to the local Homeless Services Network.Brand new bikes for 65 local kidsBy STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comChristmas came early for a group of children who received their very own bikes and trikes during the third annual Miracle at Olustee held across from the city’s Public Safety Building Saturday morn-ing. The event, so named for its previous location at Olustee Park previous years, was a collaborative effort between Walmart Transportation Center #7835, Children’s Home Society, the Lake City Police Department, the Richardson Community Center and the Florida Gateway College Nursing Program. A crowd of 24 families and their children, many adopted from the Children’s Home, crowd-ed around rows of colorful children’s bicycles and tri-cycles—77 in total, accord-ing to Walmart staff at the event. “We set aside bicycles for each of the families,” said Lauren Brown with the Children’s Home. “Every kid in the family, whether or not he or she was adopted, will get a bike.” Kimberly Padgett, the mother of three biological and five adopted children, beamed with tears in her eyes as she took pictures of her eight children lined up with their new gifts. She just finished a two-and-a-half year adoption process to bring the chil-dren into their new home Tuesday. “It’s a blessing, it’s overwhelming to see the kids so happy,” she said. “They’ve never had anything like this. A lot of them came from a bad background or parents who were into drugs and alcohol. For many of them, it’s their first real Christmas.” Children also received wrapped gifts courtesy of Florida Gateway College’s Nursing Program and new helmets for their bikes from LCPD and their Explorers program. To top it all off, St. Nick had time to stop by. “I want a Wii U,” Dakota Cline, 9, said while sit-ting on Santa’s lap. “I’m gonna play it all day and all night.” His mother chirped about him needing to make up his mind, hav-ing already requested a Playstation 4 some weeks ago. Mayor Stephen Witt also made his rounds and wished a Merry Christmas to the families. “I think this is awesome,” Witt said. “It’s a wonderful time of year for these kids. This was a great commu-nity effort.” Photos by STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterThe Padgett family children try out their new bikes donated by the Children’s Home Society and Walmart Transportation Center #7835 at the Miracle at Olustee Christmas charity event Saturday morning. “They’ve never had anything like this. A lot of them came from a bad background or parents who were into drugs and alc ohol. For many of them, it’s their first real Christmas,” mother Kimberly Padgett said. From le ft: Ethan, 7, Sarah, 5, Kaleb, 5, Haley, 7, John Wesley Jr., 9, Kelsey, 4, Kaylynn, 3, and Khl oe, 3. Health Systems owns two Florida hospitals. Koby Adams, a Lake Shore Hospital Authority Board member, said there are several steps, per state statutes that the Lake Shore Hospital Authority must fol-low in order to consider selling the hospital. Following the public hearing Adams said a con-sultant will probably be hired to provide a valuation of the facilities. The hospital lease has been amended in the past, but this deal is different. In the event of a sale, the Lake Shore Hospital Authority Board would be dissolved. “The process would be to implement statutory pro-cess to disband the hospi-tal authority and stop the property taxes for indigent care,” Adams said. Adams said in speaking to Berry, he believes that after the public hearing if the public indicates it wants the hospital to be sold and the hospital authority decides to move forward with the sale, it could take anywhere from two to five years to complete the sale and disband the hospital authority. “It is a long, lengthy time, but we have to go by the steps the legisla-ture implemented,” Adams said. “There are timelines that have to be followed throughout the process.” He said benefits for the public from the sale of the hospital could be immedi-ate, one being the cessation of property taxes by the LSHA board. Adams said there could be questions about who would pay for indigent care. “With the changes with Medicare and with the Affordable Care Act, we don’t know exactly how everything is going to be affected down the road,” he said. “That’s part of the process.” PJ Lindbloe, 18, a recruit with LCPD’s Explorer program fits Jaelin Morrison, 4, for a new helmet Saturday morning LCPD donated helmets to all the children who received bikes as part of the Miracle at Olustee charity event. Health Care and HMA formed a partnership to jointly own and govern Shands’ three community hospitals — Shands Lake Shore, Shands Live Oak and Shands Starke. HMA began managing the facilities on July 1, 2010 and Shands Lake Shore Hospital had its named changed to Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center as part of the new part-nership. Rhonda Sherrod was tapped to serve as the single, senior admin-istrator to run all three facilities. HMA paid $21.4 million for 60 percent interest in the three hos-pitals. A new lease was created where HMA was listed as a partner and tenant operating the hos-pital. MERGER: HMA agreed to merger in JulyContinued From 1A HISTORYContinued From 1A and recognizing volun-teers, said previous Adele Graham Award winner Lina Morris of Nassau County at the Dec. 10 School Board meeting. On Graham’s 70th birthday, her four daughters sur-prised their mother with the lifetime gift of financial-ly supporting the award. “Their generous sponsorship guarantees the contributions of Adele Graham will continue for future generations,” Morris said. Since its inception in 2001, the Adele Graham Award has been presented to 13 lucky volunteer coor-dinators in the Sunshine State, including Spradley and Morris. “There are a lot of hardworking women in the Association,” Spradley said. “When I think about being given this honor, I think they are the movers and shakers in their dis-tricts. It is quite an honor.” Spradley currently recruits, trains and places volunteers in Columbia County School District. Last year alone, she orga-nized 7,922 volunteers who provided an excess of 122,577 hours of services to the district, an inkind donation of $1,083,749. Those volunteers help sup-port teachers and booster clubs within the district. “We are just indebted to all our volunteers,” Spradley said, adding that she’s amazed at all the sup-port the community pro-vides for education. Spradley started her nearly 33 years with the Columbia County School District as a fourth-grade teacher with Summers Elementary. After Lana Boone left her position as school-based volunteer coordinator at Summers to become principal at Columbia City Elementary, Spradley moved into her position. Soon, she replaced the district-wide volunteer coordinator. “At the beginning, I loved teaching,” Spradley said. “At the beginning of the school year, I wasn’t getting my class roster along with everyone else.... I started developing pro-grams that had more stu-dent contact. Now, to me, I feel like I have the best of both worlds.” As district-wide coordinator, Spradley wears many hats. She works with volunteers, students, business partners and any organization who wants to recognize the district or its volunteers. She also secures grants for the school, as well as work with veterans for the VITAL program. Finally, she coordinates Take Stock in Children to find mentors for the children who need them. “That’s one of the most rewarding,” Spradley said, adding that she helps stu-dents in 9th through 12th grade to locate scholarships for after graduation. “It’s rewarding to see those stu-dents make it through four years of high school, and then maybe become one of the first people in their fam-ily to go to college.” As Spradley accepted her award at the Dec. 10 school board meeting, she started to cry. She thanked Columbia County School Board and District for help-ing her along the way. “I just didn’t see it coming,” she said. “It actually hit me when they handed the award to me. I was quite honored. ... I don’t feel like it’s just me receiv-ing the award. It’s our whole county.” SPRADLEYContinued From 1A Raymond Wozniak, a lieutenant with K Company of the 54th Massachusetts re-enactors in Atlanta, said the group is the oldest, continuous re-enactment company with the 54th Massachusetts. “I formed the unit up for the filming of ‘Glory’ back in 1989 and we’ve just been going along ever since,” he said. “Glory” told the story of the July 1863 Battle of Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in which the regiment, 600 strong, suffered 281 casual-ties, including 79 dead. Wozniak said he’s only missed four Olustee Battle Re-enactments of the more than 30 re-enactments that have been held. Wozniak has been a re-enactor since 1962. He was with the 104th Illinois Infantry before “Glory” was filmed and about a decade ago the 104th Illinois was re-activated to be a broth-er company to K Company 54th Massachusetts. “Loyal white men wanted to associate themselves with the 54th Massachusetts,” he said. Wozniak was excited about the possibility of the 54th Massachusetts re-enactors taking part in local events. “I want the regiment to participate in the parade,” he said. “I’m the only officer that’s started out with the 54th in 1989 and is still with it. For the 150th anniversa-ry we wanted to make sure we had maximum participa-tion because a lot of these men have to come from all around the country — even as far as California.” He said the 54th participation at the Battle of Olustee Re-enactment has varied over the years and they wanted to make sure they had maximum participation for the 150th Anniversary commemoration. Marvin Greer and James Hayes, mem-bers of K Company 54 Massachusetts, are coordi-nating the recruitment of the troops to take part in local festivities. They reached out to all the different companies of U.S. Colored Troops re-enactors throughout the country and noted participation would be invitation only. Wozniak said they are still in the process of see-ing who can attend. “I think we’re going to have a pretty good turn-out,” he said. “We’ve gotten positive commitments from Philadelphia, Charleston (South Carolina), Chicago and Michigan,” he said. “We’ll try to scoop them all up for the event.” Wozniak said he feels its important that the 54th Massachusetts be represented in the 150th Anniversary events. “We are very grateful to the Blue-Grey Army for what they’ve done for this event, which consistently since “Glory”, has given a good position in the re-enactment to the participation of the 54th and the two other black regiments that fought in the Battle of Olustee,” he said. “I feel it’s important to give back to the city and par-ticipate for what the Blue-Grey Army has done to put on this event very faithfully year after years.” While Wozniak is playing a key role in getting the 54th Massachusetts in the parade, he won’t be able to take to the battlefield for the re-enactment due to a medical condition. “This is really hurting me because I’ve been re-enacting for 51 years and I expected to age-out maybe 10 years from now, so I turned it over to the very capable non-commissioned officers of the 54th,” he said, noting he still plans to attend the event. The 54th’s maximum attendance at the Olustee Battle Re-enactment events reached its peak right after the filming of Glory when there were approximately 90 re-enactors at the local event representing the 54th Massachusetts. Wozniak said he thinks there will be at least 60 re-enactors representing K Company for Battle of Olustee events. Wozniak also addressed the growing controversy about the placement of a Union Monument at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park. “I’m very concerned about the neo-Confederate attempt to block a federal monument there on park property,” he said, noting he voted for the monument to go forward. “I contact-ed some folks, I e-mailed the governor and I’m just appalled that the haters would kind of forget there were two armies there and try to prevent we loyal men from honoring the sacrifice of these brave men who saved our nation.” Wozniak said he feels that the Union monument should be on state land and near the Confederate mon-ument adjacent to the little museum on park property. “There were two armies there, not one, and I feel that the sacrifice of so many brave men should be equally honored,” he said. “Foreign visitors are sur-prised that the United States even allows tributes to the Confederacy, considering what they tried to do to the nation. How is it that in this day we are having difficulty recognizing that we are one nation under God, as surely we have all pledged.” OLUSTEEContinued From 1A Mayor Stephen Witt hangs out with Santa Claus during the Miracle at Olustee bike giveaway. “I think this is awesom e,” Witt said. “It’s a wonderful time of year for these kids. This was a great community effort.”


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, December 22, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS Sydney and Mark may not know each other But they share a common enemy. As an infant, Sydney Thomas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Mark Atkinson has been working for more than 25 years developing treatments to prevent and even cure diabetes. Dr. Atkinsons work at UF Health is shedding new light on Sydneys disease. And its an invisible connection thats helping us move medicine forward. UF Health and Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. 20822 10.625 x10.5 LCR all versions.indd 1 11/22/2013 4:26:06 PM INDIANS continued on 2B Columbia knocks off Orange Park in district road game. CHS continued on 3B Indians stay unbeaten after win over Raiders. Wins all around JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White Highs Melton Sanders runs through a trio of Santa Fe High defenders while making a shot Friday. By BRANDON FINLEY ORANGE PARK Columbia High closed out its pre-Christmas schedule in impressive fashion with a district win at Orange Park High on Friday. The Tigers got off to a slow start, but one the long-range shots started falling, it was easy pickings for Columbia in the 58-41 win over the Raiders. Weve got to come out the gate faster, Columbia head coach Horace Jefferson said. Once we were able to start hitting some shots, we were alright. Overall, it was a good game, because it was a district win. Thats what we are trying to do. Orange Park hit backto-back shots from behind the arc to begin the game, before an Andrew Moemeka blocked a shot to stall the Raiders. Columbia came down the court and missed a third-straight attempt, but Dilan Hall was there to rebound the basketball and By TIM KIRBY FORT WHITE A crowd came out to celebrate the school holidays at Fridays Fort White High basketball game and the Indians did not disappoint the packed house. Fort White beat Santa Fe High, 72-60, in the first District 5-4A matchup between the two teams this season. The Raiders had an early 8-7 lead, then Fort White took control of the game with a 13-0 run to close out the first quarter. Melton Sanders had five points in the run and Chris Cottrell scored four of his seven points in the quar ter. Christian Helsel and Joe Powers also had baskets. Both teams got scoring from five players in the second quarter that ended with Fort White leading 3424. Sanders led the Indians with five points in the quar ter and Richard Rodriguez had a basket in his return to the line-up.


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. FSN — Southern U. at BaylorFS1 — E. Washington at Seton Hall 7 p.m. FS1 — California at Creighton NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverageFOX — Regional coverage 4 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. CBS — Doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — New England at Baltimore SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Tottenham at Southampton 10:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Everton at Swansea City WINTER SPORTS 2 p.m. NBC — USSA, Copper Mountain Grand Prix, ski slopestyle and snowboard halfpipe, at Frisco, Colo. (same-day tape)WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL1 p.m. ESPN — California vs. UConn, at New York ——— Monday COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2 p.m. ESPN — Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, East Carolina vs. Ohio, at St Petersburg MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Diamond Head Classic, semifinal, at Honolulu NFL FOOTBALL 8:25 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at San Francisco NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Minnesota at Philadelphia SOCCER 2:55 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Arsenal vs. Chelsea, at LondonFOOTBALLNFL 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 8 6 0 .571 296 277 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 391Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 362 339Detroit 7 7 0 .500 346 321 Minnesota 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; y-clinched division Today’s Games 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’s Game Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m.Philadelphia at Dallas, 1 p.m.Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m.Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Playoff scenarios AFC Denver — clinched playoff spotIndianapolis — clinched AFC SouthKansas City — clinched playoff spot DENVER Clinches AFC West and first-round bye with: — Win and Kansas City lossClinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: — Win and Kansas City loss and New England loss or tie NEW ENGLAND Clinches AFC East with:— Win or tie, OR— Miami loss or tieClinches first-round bye with:— Win and Cincinnati loss or tie and Indianapolis loss or tie, OR — Tie and Cincinnati loss and Indianapolis loss Clinches playoff spot with:— Cincinnati loss or tie CINCINNATI Clinches AFC North with:— Win and Baltimore loss or tie, OR— Tie and Baltimore lossClinches playoff spot with:— Win and Miami loss or tie, OR— Tie and Miami loss BALTIMORE Clinches playoff spot with:— Win and Miami loss and San Diego loss or tie MIAMI Clinches playoff spot with:— Win and Baltimore loss and Cincinnati loss NFC Seattle — clinched playoff spot SEATTLE Clinches NFC West and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: — Win or tie, OR— San Francisco loss or tie NEW ORLEANS Clinches NFC South and first-round bye with: — WinClinches playoff spot with:— Arizona loss, OR— Tie and San Francisco loss or tie, OR — Tie and Arizona tie, OR— San Francisco loss and Arizona tie CAROLINA Clinches playoff spot with:— Win, OR— Tie and Arizona loss, OR— Tie and San Francisco loss, OR— Arizona loss and San Francisco loss SAN FRANCISCO Clinches playoff spot with:— Win, OR— Arizona loss, OR— Tie and Arizona tie PHILADELPHIA Clinches NFC East with:— Win and Dallas loss or tie CHICAGO Clinches NFC North with:— Win and Detroit loss or tie and Green Bay lossCollege bowl games Saturday New Mexico Bowl Colorado State 48, Washington St. 45 Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State vs. Southern Cal (n) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo vs. San Diego State (n) New Orleans Bowl Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (n) Monday Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. PetersburgOhio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday Hawaii Bowl At HonoluluOregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At DetroitBowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San DiegoNorthern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md.Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At HoustonMinnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San FranciscoBYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New YorkNotre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C.Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At OrlandoMiami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, TexasMiddle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San AntonioOregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San DiegoArizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La.Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, TexasVirginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn.Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At AtlantaTexas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At DallasUNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At JacksonvilleNebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At OrlandoWisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At TampaIowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif.Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz.Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New OrleansAlabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At MiamiOhio 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)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Boston at Indiana, 6 p.m.Toronto at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games New York at Orlando, 7 p.m.Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Indiana at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m.Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m.Toronto at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Golden State at Denver, 9 p.m.New Orleans at Sacramento, 10 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Game No. 10 UConn at Washington, 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State vs. North Carolina Central, 8 p.m. No. 12 Baylor vs. Southern U., 5 p.m.No. 17 Iowa State at George Mason at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, 5:30 p.m. No. 25 Iowa vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 2 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS INDIANS: Still undefeated on year Continued From Page 1BThe third quarter was another high-scoring affair with Fort White extend-ing its lead to 55-42. Jalen Wyche, who hit a 3-pointer in all four quarters, added two other buckets for a seven-point quarter. Sanders, with six points, and Wyche, with five, helped hold the Raiders at bay in the final quarter. An 8-4 spurt at the beginning of the quarter sealed the win. During late-game foul time, Fort White was 6-of-6 from the stripe with two from Quan Porter and four from Sanders. Sanders finished with a game-high 20 points, fol-lowed closely by Wyche with 18. Cottrell also hit double figures with 11. Porter scored nine points, with six from Powers, four from Dre Brown and the baskets from Helsel and Rodriguez. “We played a little sluggish, but we came out with intensity and I liked that,” Fort White head coach Isiah Phillips said. “They play hard every minute, but they have to understand situations and play a lot smarter. We beat a good team in Santa Fe, but we can do better.” For Sante Fe (4-3, 1-2) Demerius Harris hit four 3-pointers and led with 18 points. Khan Taylor, who scored nine points in the third quarter, finished with 17. Nate Curtis scored 10. Santa Fe won the junior varsity game, 68-43. Santa Fe is hosting the Hitchcock’s Basketball Challenge starting Thursday and will play against Kissimmee Osceola High at 8:30 p.m. Fort White (9-0, 50) also is playing in the Challenge and opens at 4 p.m. Thursday against Foundation Academy. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Rykia Jackson fights to strip the ball ag ainst Santa Fe High on Friday. Lady Indians fall to Santa FeBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Fort White High’s girls basket-ball team hosted Santa Fe High and faced a tall order against one of the top-ranked teams in the state. The Lady Indians hung tough, but couldn’t keep up the pace in a 46-34 District 5-4A loss. Santa Fe led 15-7 at the end of the first quarter, but lost a chance to take a com-manding lead. The Lady Raiders missed 10 of their first 12 free throws in the period. That futility increased to 5 of 19 in the first half, but Fort White wasn’t doing much better. The Lady Indians were 4 of 13 in the first two quarters, and Santa Fe led 23-14 at inter-mission. Kasha Cook, who got started with five points in the second quarter after none in the first quarter, led a Fort White comeback after halftime. With Cook scoring eight points, Fort White opened the quarter on a 9-2 run and closed to 25-23 with 4:20 left in the period. Santa Fe ended with 7-2 surge to push its lead to 32-25. Cenise Armstrong had a couple of baskets early in the fourth quarter for Fort White, but Santa Fe rolled. The Lady Raiders made 10-of-12 free throws down the stretch. Cook led Fort White with 15 points and Armstrong scored 13. Rykia Jackson chipped in four points and Alexa Hatcher had a bas-ket. Dymeria Clayton scored 11 points in the first quar-ter and finished with 22 to lead Santa Fe (10-2, 4-1). The Lady Indians (37, 3-4) are off until Jan. 7 when both Fort White teams will visit Bradford High.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 3B3BSPORTS CHS: Tigers dominate Orange Park, 58-41, on Friday night Continued From Page 1B BRIEFS Thursday 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, 4 p.m. (through Monday) GAMES YOUTH BASKETBALL Registration for Boys Club hoops The Boys Club of Columbia County offers a basketball program for girls and boys ages 7-14. Registration is under way at the Boys Club on Jones Way. Cost is $45. Practices are twice weekly at the club. For details, call 752-4184 or come by the club.Sign-up extended for RCC/AMN Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is offering youth basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-10. Each league will have four teams, and will be limited to the first 40 children to sign up in each age group. Cost of $50 and a birth certificate is due at registration. Registration at Richardson Community Center is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11. There is a coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at Richardson Community Center. Coaches must be at least 18 years old. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095.Breakfast fundraiser set Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North and the Daughters of the Pride of B & S Combs Temple 1238 will host its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Jan. 11. Tickets are on sale for $5 and may be purchased from any board member and at Brian’s Sports, with all proceeds going to support the RCC/AMN and Lake City Middle School girls basketball program. The menu will consist of pancakes, Nettles sausage, eggs and orange juice. For details, call Mario Coppock at 754-7095. ADULT SOFTBALL Winter league registration open 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. 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 runs until Jan. 10. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128.Q From staff reports slam it home for the Tigers’ first basket of the night. Columbia trailed 10-5 before Robert Dace hit the Tigers’ first 3-point shot of the night. It began a 21-2 run from Columbia. Tre Simmons hit his first shot from beyond the arc and gave the Tigers their first lead of the game at 11-10 with 1:55 remaining in the first quarter. Both teams would remain score-less during the final stretch of the period. When the second quarter began, Columbia kept run-ning. A third-consecutive 3-point shot from the Tigers gave Columbia a 14-10 lead. This time, it was Robert Dace doing the damage. Kelvin Jonas extended the lead to nine points with a rebound and a shot and Jordan Coppock hit another 3-pointer to make the run 19-2 over a stretch of 8:24. Moemeka finished off the run with his only points of the first half, but made his presence known with four rebounds and two blocks during the first 16 minutes. The Tigers entered halftime with a 27-18 lead. The hot shooting didn’t end after the break. Columbia’s Darrell Jones connected on a 3-pointer to open the second half and gave the Tigers a 30-20 lead after Orange Park hit its first bucket. Simmons then took over the contest with three more 3-pointers to give the Tigers a total of nine from deep in the game. Columbia led by more than 20 on several occa-sions in the second half behind the play of a three-headed monster. Simmons led all Tigers with 13 in the second half and finished with 18 in the contest. “That’s the play like we have expected from Simmons all season,” Jefferson said. “He’s been passive when it comes to taking a shot, but he was able to pull up and beat them off the shot. When he wasn’t able to hit a shot, he was able to drive and distribute the ball.” Jones and Moemeka each finished with nine points in the second half. Moemeka finished with a double-double in the game giving the Tigers 11 rebounds and four blocks. “Andrew has been pretty impressive,” Jefferson said. “I said after Palatka that he was playing solid and he played even better tonight. If he continues to improve, that means that we will continue to improve. I like where we stand as far as district play.” The Tigers are 4-4 on the season. “The teams that we have lost to have a combined one loss between them, so they’re pretty good,” Jefferson said. Christmas TournamentColumbia will travel to Palatka High for the Jarvis Williams Tournament over Christmas break. The Tigers open with Seminole High at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. “I’ve had a chance to look at Seminole, and they’re 8-1,” Jefferson said. “They’re a disciplined team with a Princeton style. There will be a lot of screens and I expect them to shoot the ball well.” Jefferson said the biggest thing for the Tigers is to continue to work on their own flaws. “We’ve got to continue to improve to take care of the ball,” Jefferson said. “We’re not passing it crisp enough. I’m telling our players to dribble right at their defenders against the zone. We have to make them adjust.” The Tigers are starting to get better play from their big men this season and Jefferson believes they can get even better from inside. “We have to make them understand that they have to play below the zone,” Jefferson said. “They have to get behind them. We’re missing a lot of opportuni-ties to alley. We’re shoot-ing well and playing good defense, but there’s things we can improve on.” Jefferson expects Seminole to come out in zone and have to adjust. “I don’t think many people want to play us in zone,” Jefferson said. “We’re a pretty good shooting team. I think once we attack their zone that we will see a lot of man. However, we have to take what we are given and play Tiger bas-ketball.” With a win, the Tigers will play the winner of Santaluces and Seabreeze high schools at 4:30 on Friday. Columbia would play the loser of the Santaluces and Seabreeze matchup at 10:30 a.m. on Friday if it falls to Seminole. The championship game of the Jarvis Williams Tournament will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High guard Dilan Hall throws the ball to an o pen teammate during a game against Fort White High on Dec. 5. By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Fort White High will play in the 2013 Hitchcock’s Basketball Challenge, which begins Thursday at Santa Fe High. The Challenge features 16 teams divided into two brackets. The format insures a minimum of three games and will continue on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Fort White opens against Foundation Academy at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Indians did not play in a holiday tournament last year, which proved to be a mistake according to head coach Isiah Phillips. “We did not have the intensity the second half of the season last year,” Phillips said. “The two-week layoff hurt us. This year, we will stay busy and keep them focused. We will stay on the ground and take one game at a time.” In the other half of Fort White’s mini-bracket, Suwannee High plays Bell High at 10 a.m. in the open-ing game of the tourna-ment. The winners play at 6 p.m. Friday and the losers play at 11:30 a.m. Also in Fort White’s field of eight are Miami Northwestern Senior Community High vs. Eastside High at 7 p.m. Thursday, and Buchholz High vs. Williston High at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The host team’s bracket of eight has: Ocoee High vs. Hilliard Middle-Senior High at 1 p.m. Thursday; Delray Beach Atlantic High vs. Lake Weir High at 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Cornerstone Academy vs. Hawthorne Junior-Senior High at 2:30 p.m. Thursday; Kissimmee Osceola High vs. Santa Fe at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Indians open up tourney Thursday




By TONY BRITT O nly a precious few hours remain for those who havent yet finished their Christmas shopping. Although it doesnt normal ly pay to procrastinate, some local mer chants said they have merchandise that will serve as great last minute gift ideas. Scott Moore, McDuffie Marine Sporting Goods general manager and salesman, 1866 U.S. Highway 90, said traffic has been very good at the store and theyve sold a variety of items as Christmas gifts. Some of the better-selling items this Christmas have been the Bubba Blade fillet knife, Yeti coolers, rods and reels, Costa Del Mar sunglasses and camou flage outfits for hunters. He said all of those items will also serve as excellent last minute gifts. For a fisherman, a Bubba Blade is a great last minute gift, as well as Guy Harvey T-shirts, thats always popular with outdoorsmen and women, he said. The Costa Del Mar sunglasses are also good gift items and we sell a lot of them. Weve got a 126-display case in stock and we have a lot of variety. If anybody gave me any of those as gifts, personally I would be very excited. Moore said there is plenty of inventory on hand for last minute shoppers. We got so busy so early this year that I was able to restock a lot of these items and get them in so that we wouldnt get to the point that were real low on mer chandise on those last two days before Christmas, he said. Patti Wilson, owner of Wilsons Outfitters, 1291 SE Baya Dr., said Christmas sales had been slow, but are beginning to pick up as Christmas nears. I think people are starting to get ready 1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of December 22-28, 2013 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. Christmas gifts: Last-minute tips TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Mike Woods (left) looks at a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses with Scott Moore, McDuffie Marine Sporting Goods general manager. Moore said the sunglasses make an excellent last minute gift. Christmas is just days away. Here are some gift ideas to help you beat the clock. GIFTS continued on 2C


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LIFE Sunday, December 22, 2013 Section D Story ideas?ContactRobert Lake City Reporter TASTE BUDDIES Genie Norman and Mary Kay HollingsworthTastebBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.comBy AMANDA A commu-nity theater in Lake City, a food bank in Hamilton County and a play-ground in Union County — Suwannee Valley Community Foundation supports projects throughout its five-county jurisdiction that builds the community through philanthropic donations from residents. Founded in 2002 by local attorney Tom Brown, the Foundation secures, manages and distributes resources to build on the Suwannee Valley region. The non-profit serves the residents of Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union counties. “When I die, what’s going to happen to my money?” said James Montgomery, chairman of the Advisory Board for The Suwannee Valley Community Foundation. “Are parts of the family going to go out to buy a new car? Well, no, I want that money to go to something good.” Instead, the Foundation allows Montgomery to establish endowments for several organization he supports. If he had decided on his own to HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? Suwannee Valley Community Foundation can help you d ecideCOURTESY FOUNDATION continued on 2DMistletoe: Is it friend or is it foe?T he American mistle-toe, Phoradendron serotinum, takes the spotlight during this time of the year, for a couple good reasons. Not only is the mistletoe plant used as festive holiday greenery under which many kisses are stolen, but mistletoe plants are now readily observed adorning the leafless branches of many deciduous trees. They are a native group of plants that have been around for thou-sands, or even millions, of years. Take a look up into some deciduous trees and you may see one, two, or even dozens of round balls of happy and healthy looking green plants. Mistletoes have green stems, thick oval leaves, and they often grow to reach a diameter of two feet. A wooded area with a heavy infestation of mistletoe can offer up quite GARDEN TALK Nichelle MISTLETOE continued on 3D W ell, the frenzy of the holidays is here! If you’re like us, shop-ping, wrapping packages and attending parties is just about to wear you out. We’re planning menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas morn-ing breakfast, Christmas lunch, Christmas dinner, and on and on. Right now at the end of the day, we just want some-thing simple and quick to throw together for dinner. With all the hustle and bustle, we can’t think of anything better on these cool days than a bowl of pure comfort? During the winter months, we love to make homemade soup or throw something in the crockpot that warms your heart and your bones! While we have our everyday stand-bys like Chicken Noodle or Veggie soup, there are a few that are extra special that we think you will enjoy as well. Warm your bones, soup’s on the stove TASTE continued on 2D The Suwannee Valley Community Foundation board. Bottom row from left: Tom Brown, Audrey Bullard, Bettye Lane and James Montgomery. Top row, from left: Joe Persons, Richard Johnson, Mike Null, Keith Hitson, Keith Leibfried, Avery Roberts and Daniel Crapps. (Not pictured: Darren Driver and Dr. Ben Norris).1DLIFE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE JOIN US FOR AN OLD FASHION COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FALLING CREEK CHAPEL 1290 FALLING CREEK ROAD LAKE CITY, FL WE ARE HAVING TWO SERVICES THIS YEAR. THE FIRST SERVICE IS AT 6:30 PM AND THE CHILDREN WILL BE SHARING THE MESSAGE OF CHRISTMAS. THE SECOND SERVICE WILL BE AT 8:00 PM AND WILL BE A CANDLE LITE/COMMUNION SERVICE. YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN ONE OR BOTH HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!! &"&%"$#)&!"&#$!%% "$&!" &""'$"#$&"!%&%% #*"'$" %&$(&"#$%$(&!&'$'&*" &"!"'!&*!$%&"$)&&%"$$%!! %&&%$&$)$))"$!('$$ &"!+"$&%&r!nr$#$&"#$"$ &&%$&'$! "$&!$%&"&%!&'$%&&!%)$"))!%'$) !&!"!"&%&*$%!&)"$"$! "$(%&#"&%"$#" nrnrnrn rrnrn r rrrrn "&%"$#"#$&%)&" & !&&" %&*&!($"! !&"'$" '!&%!%'%&!"!" $")&


2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 create endowments, Montgomery would have had to hire a lawyer. But through the Foundation, he simply has to provide them with the money and direct them where to send it. The rest gets written into his last will and testament. Not only does it provide a streamlined process for establishing the endowment, but the Foundation also invests the money so that the organization honored will receive a yearly check for as long as it exists. Currently, the Foundation has assets of $1.5 million. But the Suwannee Valley organization does not handle the money. “We’re too small an organization for that,” Montgomery said, adding that the local Foundation works as an affili-ate of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. According to Montgomery, a person can decide on an organization he or she is passionate about and place a certain amount of money into a restricted fund. Through the restricted endowment, the named organization receives a check in the donators name every year forever. A donator can also select to start an unrestricted fund, which pools into a collective account ran by the Advisory Board of the Suwannee Valley Community Foundation. Every year, the board can spend 4 percent of its unrestricted fund on community projects. This year, Montgomery said, the organization had $80,000 to give away but only donated half. “We don’t go looking for people,” he said. “So many people have no idea who we are.” After the Foundation funded a playground in Providence, the community of Raiford quickly asked if they could have a playground constructed in their tiny town as well. “Little Raiford, they simply have no money to build a playground,” Montgomery said. “I’ve never seen a project that has as much appreciation as what we got from Raiford.” The Foundation usually only assists non-profits, preferably a 501(c)(3) that needs help with projects. It will not pro-vide operating expenses for an organiza-tion, Montgomery said. “We want something to be shown for it,” he said. “What did we give that money for? Can we see it?” All donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible, but an endowment can only be started with a certain amount of funds. The endowments have to be around $20,000 to $25,000 to be accepted by the organization. “This organization exists, and nonprofits, is there any way we can help?” Montgomery said. FOUNDATIONContinued From 1DR otary International consists of 1.2 mil-lion neighbors, friends, and commu-nity leaders who come together to create posi-tive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Local Rotary Clubs bring together dedicated individuals and business people to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action for the common good of our local com-munities, our nations, and our world. The Rotary Club of Lake City would like to thank all of the Christmas Parade participants and the wonderful citizens of Columbia County who came out to enjoy the parade. We truly appreciate the wonderful community that we have the opportunity to sup-port. We would also like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for supporting our local businesses and community with so many different events for the Holiday Season. Lastly, through the generous support of our parade par-ticipants, we have raised $1,500 to be donated to the Christmas Dream Machine. We also help when international tragedies strike. The Typhoon that struck the Philippines left thousands of people with-out basic necessities, so we have raised a $1,000 and purchased a “Shelter Box” which will provide a tent, basic food, blankets, water and other needed items for a family for a week in order to help them get back on their feet. Please continue to help assist the Salvation Army by coming by to see us and help us fill the Red Kettles as we ring the bell in front of Wal-Mart. As we look forward to January, we are pre-paring to provide up to 1,200 books to 4-year-olds across counties in North Florida. Our club members will be reading a story about “Service above Self” and then pro-viding the books as a gift to be taken home by each 4 year old in the VPK program. The members and prospective invited mem-bers of the Rotary Club of Lake City meet at noon every Thursday for a lunch at First Baptist Church of Lake City. Engagement McDonald to wed Bell Lori and Coby Williams and James and Lynn McDonald, of Lake City, are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter Priscilla Catherine McDonald to Charles Wayne Bell, Jr. Bell is the son of Tina and Charles W. Bell, of Live Oak The couple will be married on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. at th e Pinemount Baptist Church in McAlpin. A reception will follow at the Westside Community Center in Lake City. Priscilla is a 2007 graduate of Columbia High Schoo l and currently attends Florida Gateway College. Charles is a 2002 graduate of Live Oak Christian Academy and is currently empl oyed with Bryant Tree Service. Wedding Hale and Boyd wed in Hawaii Lindsey Rebecca Hale and Mark Richard Boyd were married Oct. 10 on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Lindsey is the daughter of Billy and Terran Hale of Lake City, and granddaughter of Pat and the late Jerry Carswell Hale and Kathryn M. Hale. Mark is the son of Bernadette Boyd of Palm Coast. Lindsey is a 1998 graduate of Columbia High School. She gradu-ated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in 2001. She went on to complete her graduate education at the University of Florida where she obtained a Master’s in Nursing and Nurse Midwifery in 2005. She is now employed by FABEN Obstetrics and Gynecology in Jacksonville where she works as a Midwife/Nurse Practitioner. Mark is a 1994 graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School. He went on to join the US Navy where he rem ained on active duty until 2008. He graduated from the Un iversity of North Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Mark has remained active with the US Na vy Reserves since 2008 and is currently employed by Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville as a Registered Nurs e. After honeymooning in Maui, Hawaii, the couple now resides in Jacksonville. SERVICE ABOVE SELF Robert Turbeville386-961-2595 Q Robert is the Rotary Club of Lake City President. He has been a Chamber member since 1999. Positive results of a joint effort in the Christmas paradeWe also came across a yummy Crockpot Hopping John recipe that gives you all the traditional New Year’s “good luck” ingredients in one bowl. One of our all-time favorites is a Corn and Sausage Chowder that we’ve adapted from a recipe in a cookbook called Thyme’s Remembered, published by the Junior League of Tallahassee. This recipe is super simple but oh so satisfying. Cornbread muffins go great with this soup too! Honestly, we never shared this with anyone that hasn’t liked it but most usually loved it.Corn & Sausage Chowder Serves 6 Q 1 roll of Jimmy Dean regular sausage and large onion, chopped (or you can substitute a 10 oz bag of frozen chopped onions)Q 1 small red bell pepper, chopped fine Q 3 large potatoes, peeled & cubed (or you can substitute 2 cans cubed potatoes)Q 2 tsp salt Q tsp pepper Q 1 tsp dried basil Q 2 cups water Q 1 17 oz. can creamed corn Q 1 16.5 oz can whole corn, drained Q One 12 oz can evaporated milk (DO NOT use condensed milk – it tastes terrible!) Directions:Brown sausage in soup kettle; drain, leaving a small amount of grease in the pan. Saut onions and bell pepper until translu-cent. Add potatoes,sausage, salt, pepper, basil and water. Cover and simmer 15 min-utes or until potatoes are fork tender. Stir in corn and milk. Cover and heat thoroughly but do not bring to a boil. You don’t have to wait for New Year’s Day to enjoy this Hoppin’ John recipe! Heck, some of us need an extra dose of good luck anyway. We promise that this is a keeper so don’t be turned off by the number of ingredients after all you have a complete meal in one pot.Hoppin’ John in the slow cooker Serves 8-10 Q lb. dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight, drained & rinsed Q 3 cups chopped turnip or collard greens or mustard greensQ 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilesQ 1 medium chopped onion Q cup chopped green bell pepper Q cup chopped celery Q 1 clove garlic, minced Q 1 (32 oz) cartons vegetable stock (I use Kitchen Basics Brand)Q 1 smoked turkey leg, sausage or ham (1 cup) (I use ham and smoked sausage or kielbasa)Q 1 1/2 cups instant rice e.g. Success rice Q 2 tsp. salt Q 2 tsp. hot sauce, to taste Q 1 packet of Goya ham seasoning, optional but makes it really good Directions:In a slow cooker, combine black-eyed peas, greens, diced tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Stir in vegetable stock. Submerge meat in mixture. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until peas are tender. Open packet and add rice, cover and cook for 20-30 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in salt, pepper before serving. Add hot pepper if desired or let each person add their own. NOTE: Black-eyes peas and greens symbolize coins and paper money in the coming year. This dish has them all so you are bound to have good luck or good fortune. Genie was fortunate to be invited to the famous Cloisters on Sea Island for lunch on a recent trip to St. Simons. It is a gor-geous private resort, recently restored/renovated. Located directly on the ocean it is a playground for the rich and famous. You can just imagine how wonderful the food is that they serve in their restau-rants. She tried the collard soup and after a chat with the waiter she was informed that the chef would share the recipe if she was interested. So, the recipe was emailed to her and it is wonderful and really simple. You might want to try this one too so it is available on these busy days when you need to warm up some-thing quickly for a meal. The Cloisters served it with cornbread mini-muffins but we’ll share that recipe another time. White Bean & Collard Soup Q 10 Oz soaked white beans (soak overnight)Q 2 links Andouille Sausage, cut into small slicesQ 1 Vidalia onion, diced Q 2 oz minced garlic Q 1.5 lbs. cooked collard greens Q 1 gallon chicken stock Q 1 oz oil Q Salt and pepper to taste Directions:In a large pot, sweat the onions, garlic and sausage in the oil over a medium-low heat. When onions are translucent, add stock and white beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for an hour or until beans are thoroughly cooked. Add Collard greens and season. Yields about 1 gallon (This is the Chef’s recipe and we have revised it slightly so you can try either. We use canned cannellini beans and kale can be substituted for collards.) 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 3D Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. an unusual site of green gumballs sitting among bare branches. The scientific name, Phoradendron, means “thief of the tree” in Greek. Although not a true para-site, the developing plant sends root-like structures called haustoria through the bark and into the con-ducting tissue of the host tree. Even though mistle-toe produces its own food through photosynthesis, it steals the water and nutri-ents it needs from the tree. Ultimately, this little thief can weaken or destroy the trees it infests, especially the trees that are already stressed from other factors such as drought or insects. Healthy trees can tolerate a few of these free-loaders, but many people prefer to prune them out before they spread. The sticky white berries appear in late fall and are devoured by many wildlife species. Not only are ber-ries transported to other branches by sticking to fur and feathers, seeds are also deposited on nearby branches in bird droppings where they can germinate and produce another plant. Pruning is the most effective control method, but care must be taken to remove the root-like haustoria growing into the host tree. If only the vis-ible part of the mistletoe is removed, new plants often regrow from the haustoria left in the tree. At least six to twelve inches of the host branch below the attachment of the mistletoe should also be removed. If the trees are large, a professional tree service should be contacted. A specialized growth regulat-ing chemical may also be available for application by a licensed pest control operator. Mistletoe is a native plant and has numerous benefits for wildlife in Florida. There are 1,300 species of mistletoe world-wide, 20 of which are now endangered. Two kinds of mistletoes are native to the United States, one being the American mistletoe which is found from New Jersey to Florida and west through Texas. Many birds, bees, butterflies and mammals have high stakes in the success of mistletoe. So, is mistletoe a good plant or a bad plant grow-ing in your tree? Ask the great purple hair-streak, the only butterfly in the U.S. that feeds on American mistletoe. After enjoying the flower nectar as an adult, she lays her eggs on the plant and her caterpil-lars thrive on a mistletoe diet. Or check with the little finches, chickadees, thrushes and other small birds that nest in hiding, protected from the keen eyes of predators. Or ask the teenager who clips a branch to hang in the doorway. Remind her to wash her hands because mistletoe is poisonous. MISTLETOEContinued From 1D December camping? Must be North FloridaBy KATHALYN GAITHERFlorida Department of Environmental ProtectionIt’s December, yet there are still RVs heading down the highways. Visit a state park and you can see lines of tents dot-ting the campgrounds. How can that be, when there are record cold weather temperatures nearly every time you turn on the news? There’s only one con-clusion — you must be living in Florida. But in the holiday spirit, try to show some empathy to those without the option of camping outdoors in December, and share this novel experience with family and friends who come to visit over the holidays. Invite them to bring along some camping gear when they come. Even in their wildest imagina-tion, the thought has probably never crossed their minds – that camping could be an option in December. With 171 national award-winning state parks in Florida, they are really in for a treat. Within about a 50-mile radius of Lake City alone, there are more than a half dozen outstanding state parks where you can pitch a tent, park an RV, or even camp with your horse. O’Leno State Park in High Springs is a testament to Florida’s diverse terrains. A mosaic of hardwood hammocks, sandhills and river swamps cre-ate a natural backdrop. Several sinkholes throughout the park remind visitors of the karst topography that occurs in many Florida areas. One feature at O’Leno State Park is something of an anom-aly. The Sante Fe River – which is a tributary to the Suwannee River – at one point just disappears into the ground. It’s true – now you see it, now you don’t. What’s really cool is that is reemerges three miles south in River Rise Preserve State Park. So besides a disappearing river, what else is so great about O’Leno? Guests can canoe, kayak, fish, hike, ride your horse, and of course, camp. The park offers full-facil-ity RV and tent camping fea-turing in-ground grills, picnic tables and centrally located restrooms. Not far from O’Leno is River Rise Preserve State Park. And like the saying, “what goes up, must come down.” Likewise, “what goes down, must come up” and this is where the Santa Fe River rises – hence the name River Rise. It is surely a sight not seen every day and worth the visit to experi-ence the novel beauty. Guests can fish in designated areas and the primitive camp park has maintained restrooms, showers and a covered pavilion. Of course, probably one of the main attractions of the park is the very nice, very clean 20-stall barn so your equines get a feel of home away from home, as well. A little further southeast, in Micanopy, is Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park – 21,000 acres with more than 20 distinct biological communities. Wild horses, deer, bobcat and more than 270 species of birds are among the 400 vertebrates iden-tified in the park. Family and friends from outof-state would probably jump at the chance to camp in a beautiful natural environment with lots of outdoor activities – in December. Learn more about what all of Florida’s state parks have to offer, visit COURTESY PHOTOA group of bikers is shown at O’Leno State Park is show n in December. COURTESY ED STANTONA bird is shown at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. COURTESY RICHARD RITARIThe Santa Fe River is shown at River Rise Park. From staff reportsThe University of Southern Mississippi held spring commencement exercises during ceremo-nies on the Hattiesburg campus Friday Dec. 13. Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett conferred undergraduate, graduate and specialist’s degrees at the ceremony, held at Reed Green Coliseum. Mississippi Supreme Court Justices James Kitchens and Randy Pierce served as commence-ment speakers. Southern Miss graduates from the local area include: Cason Warren Bicknell Bachelor of Science, Lake City. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi. Further information is found at graduates from Southern Miss The Columbia County Public Library recently completed its Community Read: “A Land Remembered” by Patrick Smith. We received grants from Altrusa International in Lake City and the Florida Humanities Council to purchase several hundred copies of the book to distribute free of charge to the county schools and to anyone who wanted to read this classic book. We also had several interesting programs associated with the book’s theme. This was my first venture into a com-munity reading project and I feel it was very successful and would like to do it again. If you did not participate in the Community Read, but your interest in read-ing the book has been piqued, the Library not only has copies of “A Land Remembered,” but other books written by beloved Florida author, Patrick Smith. These include Forever Island, Allapattah, The River is Home, Angel City, The Beginning: a Novel, and In Search of the Russian Bear: an American Writer’s Odyssey in the Former Soviet Union. In addition to the books, the Library also has available for checkout the DVD Patrick Smith’s Florida: a Sense of Place. The Library owns many children’s and young adult fiction books about Florida, including Escape to the Everglades by Edwina Raffa, The Treasure of Amelia Island by M.C. Finotti, and Solomon by Marilyn Bishop Shaw, to name only a few. We also have numerous junior biographies on Seminole Chief Osceola. Also ending was the Library’s year-long celebra-tion of Viva Florida 500, the Florida Department of State’s initiative to cel-ebrate the discovery of Florida in 1513 by Ponce de Leon. The Friends of the Library sponsored many interesting and fun programs throughout 2013 that touched on Florida’s rich history and culture. Of particular interest were the presentations by local historians on the history of Watertown, Lake City, and Columbia County. The year ended with the clos-ing of a time capsule the Library received from the Department of State. It will be reopened in 2038 and contains items of local inter-est and current prices. Viva Florida 500 was so successful all over Florida in 2013 that it is going to continue in 2014 and beyond as Viva Florida. The logo will remain the same except the 500 will be removed. The Florida Department of State surveyed Florida businesses, tourism locations, etc. to see if the promotion made a difference in their sales and visits and apparently it did. If you are interested in reading about Florida histo-ry, please visit the Columbia County Public Library. For more information, you may contact me at or 386-758-1018. The library’s 2013 year in review AT THE LIBRARY Debbie Q Debbie Paulson is the director of the Columbia County Public Library. Winter opportunities abound within 50-mile radius of Lake City.3DLIFE


4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 4DLIFE SUNDAY EVENING DECEMBER 22, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World News“The Sound of Music” (1965, Musical) Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker. A governess weds an Austrian widower with seven children. News at 11Inside Edition 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 Newsomg! Insider (N) Big Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryCSI: Miami “Shock” Criminal Minds Possible serial killer. NewsSports ZoneChann 4 NewsArsenio Hall 5-PBS 5 -Keeping UpKeeping Up AppearancesMr. Stink (N) Masterpiece Classic Change affects many at Downton Abbey. (DVS) Austin City Limits “Tom Waits” 7-CBS 7 47 47e NFL Football New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens. (N)60 Minutes (N) The Good Wife “Hitting the Fan” The Mentalist “Devil’s Cherry” Elementary “The Deductionist” Action Sports 360 9-CW 9 17 17(5:30) “Christmas Is Here Again”“Santa Claus: The Movie” (1985) Dudley Moore, David Huddleston. 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DEAR ABBY: I’m 50 and my boyfriend, “Ray,” is 55. We have been together for 11 years. He’s divorced with two children. I am single and childless. We owned our own homes until a year ago, when we sold them and bought a house together. We each pay half the bills includ-ing the mortgage. We love each other, get along great, have similar values and can’t imagine not being together. My problem is I want to get married. Ray does, too, but his 20-year-old daugh-ter isn’t ready for it yet. She and I get along fine, but she gets very stressed and cries when the topic is mentioned. I told Ray I think she has learned from her childhood that crying enables her to get her way. But Ray insists she has anxiety issues, and he’s afraid she will hurt herself if we get married. Counseling is out of the question for her. She won’t go. My question is, is Ray ever going to marry me? Any suggestions on what we should do? -CONFUSED IN NEW JERSEY DEAR CONFUSED: If Ray waits for his daugh-ter’s blessing, it may take another 11 years for her to give it -if she ever does. You and Ray should get more counseling to help him find the strength to stop allowing his troubled daughter to rule his life. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: My hogmouth husband and I are having a disagreement about food. When there is special food in the house, something we both like, he feels free to eat as much of it as he wants without leav-ing any for me. His argu-ment is that if it’s around for several days I have had “plenty of time to get my share.” I feel it shouldn’t be up to him to tell me how much to eat, and when. He weighs almost twice as much as I do, and eats accordingly. It’s particu-larly upsetting if I have invested hours in the prep-aration of a dish, only to find it’s gone when I want my second helping. I think he is being inconsiderate at best. Am I wrong? -WHERE’S MY BEEF?! DEAR “WHERE’S”: Your husband is behaving like a selfish child. If you have been cooking in large quan-tities, try preparing only enough for two portions for a while -a LONG while. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: My 30year-old niece passed away, leaving a 7-year-old daughter. Her grieving husband found a married woman two months later. She divorced her second husband, and now all three of them are living together. Abby, the little girl is not allowed to tell anyone that her mommy died and has to tell all her friends that her father’s new girl-friend is her mom. Is it right to keep her from talk-ing about her mommy? -MARIA FROM TEXAS DEAR MARIA: Of course not! While the father and his girlfriend might wish to erase the child’s moth-er from her memory, she is old enough to always remember not only that her mother died, but also that her father and this woman want to bury the fact that she ever existed. That child NEEDS to talk about her mother, and to forbid it will cause prob-lems when she is older. Count on it. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): A heartfelt talk will make a huge difference in the way you feel and how you move forward next year. Making a move to pick up new skills or change your residence or geographical location will open up your options. ***** TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Getting together with friends or peers, or recon-necting with someone you haven’t seen in a long time, will lift your spirits and get you geared up for end-of-the-year festivities. Emotional interaction will improve a connection you have with someone special. ** GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Share your feelings and you will find out exactly where you stand and what you need to do to improve your current situation with a friend, lover or peer. Be proactive. Make things hap-pen and you will impact the situation favorably. ** CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep things simple and within your budget. You don’t have to spend a lot to win someone’s affection. Spending time with the people you love is what counts. Be hospitable and open your doors to friends and family. **** LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need a change. Don’t let someone pressure you into doing something you don’t want to do. Follow your heart and pursue your dreams. Get your personal responsibilities out of the way and move on to activities that make you happy. *** VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t share personal infor-mation. Emotional deception is apparent and discussions with individuals who brag or show off must not be allowed to dampen your day or your plans. Focus on love and romance, not on what some-one else does or says. *** LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Volunteer your services to those less fortunate. Not everyone will be as enthu-siastic as you about helping others. Do what makes you feel good and try to get loved ones to pitch in as well. A group effort can make a dif-ference. **** SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Jealousy will cause you grief. You have to be careful not to set a double standard when it comes to an impor-tant relationship. Love is in the stars, but affection will be required if you are going to make a lasting impres-sion. ** SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Getting together with old friends or traveling to a place you have fond memories of will lead to good times. Be honest with regard to the way you feel. A discus-sion will lead to favorable personal change. ***** CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Focus on what you have, not on what you don’t have. A rich life begins within, not with what you have accumulated. Strive to be your best, as well as being mindful of those you encoun-ter. Self-improvement will result in compliments and added confidence. *** AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Share your feelings. An overview of what you want to achieve and how you are going to go about it will intrigue someone who wants to spend more time with you. *** PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A romantic encoun-ter will lead to serious talks about your future and how you want to move forward. Don’t lose sight of your goals. 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6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 I would like a Doc Mc 6DLetters to Santa Wt Thanks For Your Business Fr r ly t rs. Happy Holidays!Nettie Davis, Inc.846 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, FL (386) 752-4576 1130 U.S. Hwy 90W Lake City, FL 32056 Tel: (386) 752-5890 Fax: (386) 755-5510 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From Everyone at G.W. Hunter, Inc. Thank you for your continued support. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!Green Acres Learning Center1126 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 755-1234 Tis the Season to Say Thanks Lake City Dance Arts1197 SW Grandview St. 386-755-8869 Classes beginning January 6, 2014 for Kindergarten Combo & 4 year old Combo (age at 9-1-13). Call to register! To Our Loyal Friends at ChristmasThanks for all the joy youve given us this past year. (386) 754-5553Gift Certi cates Available$5.00 OFF Grooming/Free Flea Bath Exp. 12/31/13 GLAD TIDINGS TO YOU!May God Bless you and your family this holiday season.Dr. Lorrie Wheeler Dr. Terri Andrews (386)752-3043 272 SW Bentley Place With Best Wishes at the HolidaysThank you for the privilege of serving you all year long. THE DARBY-ROGERS COMPANY752-6575 US 90 West Lake CityDeborah Myles, Broker 386.752.2345742 SE Baya Dr., Suite 102 Lake City, FL Vance Cox Agent/Owner to Santa Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... Dear Santa... from local kids

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