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The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title:
Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. : 1967)
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Lake City reporter
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Lake City, Fla
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John H. Perry
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2009
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Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
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United States of America -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City

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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-

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SHOOTING

Armed

robbery

suspects

arrested

Teens charged
after allegedly
shooting man.
By TONY BRITT
tbritt@lakecityreporter.con
Two Lake City 16-year-
olds were arrested and face
numerous charges in con-
nection with an attempted
armed robbery and shoot-
S ing on Sunday afternoon,
according to Lake City
Police Department reports.
Travis Gonzales, 16, 1389
NW U.S. Highway 90, was
charged with attempted
S murder, conspiracy to com-
mit armed robbery, pos-
session of a firearm by a
convicted felon and pos-
session of a concealed fire-
arm. Terrance Whitfield,
16, 1105 S. Anniston Circle,
was charged with attempted
murder and conspiracy to
commit armed robbery.
Lake City Police
Department public infor-
mation-officer Sgt. John
Blanchard said both teen-
agers were arrested around
5 p.m. Monday.
"They were not released
to their parents," Blanchard
said, noting authorities are
attempting to charge the
two teens as adults in this
case. He said he didn't have
any details about their bond
amounts.
According to Lake City
Police Department reports,
officers responded to the
Lake City Medical Center
around 4:30 p.m. Sunday
in reference to a shooting
victim.
Officers spoke with
Ernest Bennett who told
them he buys antique long
guns and received a phone
call from a blocked num-
ber where a man told him
he wanted to sell an old
shotgun and asked Bennett
to meet him at the C&R
Quick Stop. Bennett drove
to the meeting location and
parked on the Northwest
side of the building and told
officers when he stepped
out his vehicle and shut the
door, he saw two black men
walk across Lake Jeffery
Road walking toward him.
Bennett gave a descrip-
ROBBERY continued on 3A


g &hippig Live Oak
Shopping &' Shipping resident


Zachary Rice (left), 20, and Tyler Wilson, 24, peruses for casual shoes at JCPenney Monday afternoon.

Locals complete last-minute purchases


By LEANNE TYO
Ityo@lakecityreporter.com "
L ocal retailers
are still making
sales this holiday
season in light
of the current
economy, and while busi-
ness could be better, they'
are staying positive.
With the holiday shop-
ping in full swing, some
local businesses are doing
well.
"We seem to be doing a
little bit better than antici-
pated," said Gene Perry,
co-owner of Amygene's
Embroidery Studio.
"December sales are up a
small percentage, than they
were last year. I don't know
how to articulate why we're
doing so well against the
national trend. Could it be
better? Sure. But consider-
ing the current economic
climate, we've been doing
well."
George Ward, owner of
Ward's Jewelry and Gifts,
said the holiday season has
been good for his store.
"Business has been
excellent," he said. "We've
had a very good season
and a good year in spite
of the economy. Holiday
sales have been brisk. Our
numbers are holding up to


JASON MATTHEW WALKERILU CI. ri Pi:..:-ner
Connie Blackwell, a roll carrier at the Lake City Post Office, sorts packages Tuesday
afternoon. Post office officials expect a rise in packages before Christmas this year and a
decline in letter mail.


last year, and last year was
the best year we've had, so
we're running about even
with it."
Offering incentives for
holiday shoppers is a way
businesses have been
keeping the sales coming
in this year.
SCandy Douglas,
JCPenney store manager,
said their store has extend-
ed shopping hours, value
prices and several different


options on how to shop.
"We're actually having a
great Christmas season,"
Douglas said. "I think this
particular season has held
steady to what we had
planned."
Greg Houston, general
manager of Sunshine True
Value Hardware, said their,
sale flyers are helpful for
business.
"When \ve run our sale
flyers'we see pretty good


traffic," Houston said.
"People are more than ever
bargain shopping. They are
looking for a deal. People
are holding on to what they
have."
While Houston said
both the economy and,
job loss have negatively
affected the business his
store usually does around
Christmas, he is looking
SHOPPING continued on 3A


dies in

crash

Wreck took place
on 89th Road in
Suwannee County
From staff reports, '
LIVE OAK - A 20-yeat-
old Suwannee Cotinty ma,
was killed ih a single-vehi-.
cle wreck Tuesday morning
when the vehicle he was
driving left the roadway and
struck several trees:
Dustin Gardner, 20, Live
Oak was killed in the inci-
dent, while the vehicle's pas-
senger, James B. Kirby, 19,
Wellborn, suffered minor
injuries.
The wreck occurred
2:15 a.m. Tuesday on 89th
Road in Suwannee County,
six miles east of Live Oak.- -
According to Florida'-
Highway Patrol reports,
Gardner was driving a 2000
Toyota two-door; with Kirby
as his passenger south-on
89th Road.
The car traveled into
a curve and went to the
roadway's � eastern shoul-
der, where it struck several
trees, rotated 180-degrees ,
and came to rest in a woob d
ed area east of the roadway
facing north.
No charges were filed
in the wreck, according to
FHP reports.


Fugitive

on run ,

arrested,

released:

Release draws
fiery response :
from FDLE. -
By TAMARA LUSH
Associated Press
ST. PETERSBURG
- Oscar Richardson was
a 61-year-old father living
a low-key life in Missouri,
working as a handyman
when he was arrested over
the weekend, accused. of
escaping a Florida prison
30 years ago.
Investigators found
SUSPECT continued on 3A


Dream Machine serves almost 1,000 children


Contributions go
toward children's
toys, other gifts.
By TONY BRITT
tbritt@lakecityreporter.com
Rows of bags with toys
filled a shop at the Lake City
Mall Tuesday afternoon as
Christmas gifts for more
than 900 local children were
given to parents as contri-
butions from the Christmas
Dream Machine.
'Today is the final hand-


out for our Christmas
Dream Machine," said
Christmas Dream Machine
founder and director Meally
Jenkins. "We had 939 chil-
dren come through the
Dream Machine this year.
It's been a very successful
year thanks to the commu-
nity."
Jenkins said last year
960 children in Columbia,
Suwannee, Hamilton' and
Baker counties were served
by the Christmas Dream
Machine.
"We've had a lot contribu-


tions given to the Christmas
Dream Machine this year,"
she said. 'To us, we feel
that the ones that have it
Share giving more back to
the community - not just
to the Dream Machine, but
also to the food banks and
other organizations who
are helping people this time
of the year."
The Christmas Dream
Machine provides toys to
children whose families
meet the organization's
criteria through unem-
ployment, disability or low


income guidelines.
The Christmas Dream
Machine has more than
30 volunteers who have
worked feverishly over the
past few days putting the
gift packages together.
Gary Laxton, a retired
police officer, said he enjoys
working as a volunteer.
"All the years I worked at
the police department I was
serving the community and
now that I'm retired, I just
had the urge to serve some
DREAM continued on 3A


JASON MATTHEW WALKERIL .- O1, '-p.:.i.r
Angela Towns, a volunteer with the Christmas Dream
Machine, hands a client a bag of presents at the Lake City
Mall Tuesday afternoon. The Christmas Dream Machine
provides toys to needy children in Columbia, Suwannee, .
Hamilton and Union Counties.


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Ritchie hopes hard work pays off with'Holmes'


LONDON

had a pretty good 2009.
He had a blast making
his big-budget thriller
"Sherlock Holmes,"
stayed focused on his work - and
- avoided coverage of the fallout from
his Split with Madonna.
"I haven't read the papers for
so long now," said Ritchie. "I don't
watch TV.
"Head down, arms swinging
- I've been like that for a couple of
years now."
The British filmmaker and the
queen of pop divorced in November
2008, eight years after they wed in a
Scottish castle and became darlings
of the tabloid press.
Fortunately, Ritchie, 41, had plenty
to distract him from the inevitable
media frenzy. He spent the year fin-
ishing "Holmes," which stars Robert.
Downey Jr. as the Victorian sleuth
and Jude Law as trusty sidekick Dr.
Watson. The film opens around the
world this week.
Ritchie said he enjoyed making
the film "more than anything I've
worked on before" - largely due to
the presence of Law and Downey.
The three are now firm friends.

Swift, Beyonce among
Grammy performers
NEW YORK - Taylor Swift
and-Beyopce will perform at the
Grammy Awards next month.
The Recording Academy said:
Tuesday that other performers will
include the Black Eyed Peas, Lady
Antebellum and
Maxwell. Beyonce
has iO Grammy
nominations; Swift
has eight.
The Grammys will
be presented at the
Staples Center in
Swift Los Angeles on Jan.


Actor Robert Downey Jr. (left), British director Guy Ritchie and British actor Jude
Law arrive for the World Premiere of the film 'Sherlock Holmes' in London, on
Wednesday.


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31. The show will air on CBS.
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Venice festival honors
Woo with lifetime award
HONG KONG-r Organizers for
the Venice Film Festival have hon- ;
ored John Woo, 61, with its lifetime e
achievement award, saying the veter-
. an director transformed action movy-;
ies both in his native
* Hong Kong and his '
. current professional
home of Hollywood.
Calling the film-
a maker "an innovator
of the contemporary
Wo language of cinema,"
festival organizers
said in a statement posted on their
official Web site Monday that they
decided to award Woo the Golden
Lion for lifetime achievement.
'The acknowledgment recognizes
a filmmaker who in recent decades,
with his revolutionary conception


of staging and editing, has renewed
action movies to the core, introduc-
ing an extreme stylization close
Sto visual art, both inAsia and in
Hollywood," organizers said.

Dancer pays $4K to stay
in 'Christmas Story' house
' CLEVELAND - A reality TV star
gets to spend a couple of nights liv-
ing like Ralphie in the house used
for the movie "A Christmas Story."
The experience is a "major award"
for Billy Jeffrey, who says he's
obsessed with the 1983 film. He
bid $4,200 in an online charity auc-
tion and was scheduled to make his
sleepovers Monday and Tuesday
nights. '
The house in Cleveland's Tremont
neighborhood is now a tourist attrac-
tion.
Jeffrey was a cast member on the
ABC reality TV series 'True Beauty."
* Associated Press


Celebrity Birthdays


* Actor Gerald S. O'Loughlin
is 88.
M Actor Ronnie Schell is 78.
* Emperor Akihito of Japan
is 76.
* Pro Football Hall of Famer

Daily Scripture


Paul Hornung is 74.
* Actor Frederic Forrest is
73.
* Actor James Stacy is 73.
i, Rock musician Jorma
Kaukonen is 69.


"And there were shepherds living
out in the fields nearby, keeping
watch over their flocks at night.
An angel of the Lord appeared to
them, and the glory of the Lord
shone around them, and they
were terrified."
- Luke 2:8-9
Thought for Today
"You can always spot a well-
informed man - his views are the
same as yours."


- Ilka Chase,
Author, actress and humorist (1905-1978)


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Road sign
warns of zombies
GAINESVILLE -
Florida's Department
of Transportation says
Gainesville motorists need
not fear a zombie attack.
Transportation officials
reassured drivers Monday
aftei hackers posted
"ZOMBIE ATTACK!!
EVACUATE," on an elec-
ti-onic sign during the
morning commute.
Earlier this year, a man-
ager at the University of
Florida's e-Learning Web
site:posted an elaborate
zombie attack prepared-
ness plan. The plan was
meant to encourage think-
ing about how to handle a
campus closure.

Deputy: Man steals
library books.
SARASOTA - Sarasota
sheriff's deputies say a
man broke into a library
Saturday, smashing a win-
dow and swiping a dozen
books.
Erik William Griffin,
27, of Bradenton, told a
deputy he stole the books
so he could sell them on
the street for $3 apiece.
They included a smatter-
ing of horror titles, such
as "Blood Beast," "Death's
Shadow" arid "Cirque du
Freak."
Selby Library officials
say the books were worth
$180.

Man calls in
robbery, arrested
VERO BEACH -
William Elliot McElrath,
21, who called authorities
to say he'd been robbed
ended up in handcuffs.
Deputies responding to
McElrath's home learned
his neighbor's apartment
was-also recently burglar-
ized' Investigators found
out.he two places shared
an attic, and say McElrath
eventually confessed


Cuba on the mind
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio speaks
about U.S. - Cuba relations during a luncheon for the U.S.-
Cuba Democracy PAC in'Coral Gables on Monday.


Thursday to climbing up
and dropping into the
other apartment, stealing a
ring and $5,000 bracelet.

Officials warn of
dangerous toys
MIAMI - U.S. Customs
and Border Protection
officials are warning hpli-
day shoppers to stay away
from toys that might pose
risks to children or violate
copyright laws.
At a press conference
in Miami on Monday,
customs officials said
authorities last year seized
more than 1,000 shipments
of products that violated
either intellectual property
rights laws or consumer
product safety standards.
Items intercepted this
year included black toy
guns that could be easily
confused for a real fire-
arm, yellow toy ducks that
contained lead paint and
bright green, frog-shaped
lighters that didn't have
safety mechanisms.

Hawk swoops into
hardware store
WELLINGTON - A
hawk with a three-and-
a-half-foot wingspan has
been captured and freed


after swooping into a
South Florida hardware
store and not being able to
find a way out.
The hawk soared into
Rocky's Ace Hardware
in Wellington, about 15
miles west of West Palm
Beach, Sunday afternoon.
It flew through the store,
which has high ceilings,
as customers made their
purchases.

Chiropractor
shot by police
LIGHTHOUSE POINT '
- A South Florida chiro-
practor was in critical con-
dition after being shot by
police over the weekend.
Police say Xavier
Maurice Escobar, 39, was
pounding on apartment'
doors early Sunday morn-
ing, asking for help and
holding a gun. He even-
tually fired shots at the
building.
Escobar then reportedly
walked across the street to
a Lighthouse Point police
station and demanded
to be let in. Police say
Escobar continued to fire
his gun and an officer shot
him in the arm and stom-
ach. He is charged with
aggravated assault.
* Associated Press


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LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


Domiciliary
honors battle's
veterans
Today, on the anniversary
of the Siege at Bastogne,
the Domiciliary will honor its
4 residents who took part
in the Battle of the Bulge.
(From left) Tab Dickson flew
67 missions over France
and Germany in a B-26 as
their radio man and gunner.
Robert Kelly spent 3 1/2
years in the North Atlantic
escorting convoys, protecting
them from enemy subma-
rines. Henry Keel, a pilot,
helped drop the 101st. and
82nd. Divisions on
D-Day, and then flew supplies
into France and Germany
.via parachute drop. Ben
Kowalsky, who was in the
3rd. Armored Division
rescued the 101st. Airborne
division at Bastogne.


DREAM: Machine helps 900 children


Continued From Page 1A
way, some how," he said.
"I just enjoy being able to
help people that are helping
themselves and I just love
what they do at the Dream'
Machine," Angela Towns,
who also serves as a vol-
unteer. 'They make sure
everyone is trying to take
care of themselves to take
care of others."
. Jenkins said the organi-
zation's work has received
wonderful praise from
the families who've been


served.
"We had a lady Monday
night who was crying and
crying and she said Thank
you so much Miss Meally
because without y'all my
children would not have
anything,'" Jenkins said.
Jenkins said this year is
also special for the Dream
Machine because several
past clients came back
and purchased gifts for
this year's group of chil-
dren.


"We had a brother and
sister come in about three
weeks ago and they spon-
sored two children," she
said. "We didn't know at the
time they had been here
before, but as they grew up
and were out on their own,
their mother told them
about the Christmas Dream
Machine and it helping her.
It was really neat, it touched
all of our hearts and we
really felt good about it and
they felt good about it."


ROBBERY: Suspects arrested, charged


Continued From Page 1A
tion of the suspects and
said they approached him
and one identified himself
as "Mike" and then pulled a
small caliber revolver point-
ing it at him and said "don't
move." The other man
then grabbed Bennett and
removed his address book
from his back pocket.
Bennett said the address
book could have been mis-
taken as a checkbook or
wallet and then he started
fighting with the man that
grabbed him and the other'
man who was standing
toward the rear vehicle then
fired the handgun, striking
him in the left upper chest.
After the shot was fired,
Bennett told officers both
men fled on foot towards
Wilson Street as they
headed north on Oaklawn
Terrace crossing Long
Street. They then continued
north on Dyson Terrace,
but Bennett lost sight of
them as they ran into a yard
on the east side of Dyson
Terrace.
Bennett told authorities
he drove around the block
attempting to find the men,


but was unable to find them
so he drove back to his
home, removed his shirt
and asked his wife to see
whether he had been shot.
He said his wife noticed the
blood and drove him to the
hospital.
"Bennett was treated and
released," Blanchard said. :
Lake City Police
Department investigators
Sgt. Andy Miles and Eddie
Black went to the crime
scene and were able to
find evidence and develop
leads about the two men,
indicating they fled into a
house after the attempted
robbery.
A search warrant was
secured for the addressed
and served at 789 NW Long
Street where authorities
found four pistols, two rifles
and a small amount of mari-
juana.
The woman at the resi-
dence is a convicted felon
and a warrant was filed foi
her arrest for possession of
the guns and marijuana.
She could face charges
of possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon (six


counts) and possession of
less than 20 grams of mari-
juana, however she has not
been arrested yet. LCPD
has filed the request for an
arrest warrant.
'The guns were checked
and they were not listed as
being stolen, but we are
'still researching them,"
Blanchard said.
Authorities continued
their investigation and
developed two juveniles as
the primary suspects in the
case.
On Monday investigators
found the two juveniles,
along with a pistol and
additional evidence, linking
them to the robbery and
shooting.
"We made contact with
them, questioned them
and after the basic inter-
view they were arrested
and charged," Blanchard
said. "A pistol and an item
taken from the victim was
recovered from one of the
juveniles."
The teenagers were
arrested and booked into the
Columbia County Detention
Facility, reports say.


Wednesday


Cti.Lkc :ity Reporter


JASON MATTHEW WALKERILte . :y Ri. p'.rer
Travis Sweeny, of Wellborn, looks for an assortment of watches for his father at the jewelry
store inside JCPenney.

SHOPPING: Last minute purchases


Continued From Page 1A
forward to 2010;
"We're optimistic," he
said. 'We hope 2010 will
be better. Itfs got to get
better."
Holiday shoppers also
have been employing local
shipping centers more than
usual to send their pur-
chases as gifts.
Steve Lee, postmaster of
the Lake City post office,
said there seems to be an
increase in the parcels sent
during the holiday season,


and Linda Green, owner of
Goin' Postal in Lake City,
said her parcel sales have
significantly gone up.
'We've seen increases
in our sales," Green said.
"December's always.a good
month."
Shoppers have been
spending a lot of their
time in the stores this past
week before Christmas,
and both Ward and
Elizabeth Allum, owner of
Allum's Deco-tique,: said ,


business this week has
been good so far.
Allum said that although
business in her store
could be better, sometimes
it takes bad circumstances
like the recession to be
Thankful for the good.
"The bad makes us
appreciate the good," she
said. "It makes us focus on
what's important in life."
Belk and Chastain
Jewelers did not return '
phone calls Monday.


SUSPECT: Was on run for 30 years


Continued From Page 1A
Richardson, who was
going by the name Eugene
Ward, when a tipster rec-
ognized him from the "12
Days of Fugitives" cam-
paign, which posts pho-
tos of Florida's oldest and
most violent prison escap-
ees on billboards across
the state.
After / Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement agents her-
alded the arrest at a news
conference Monday, The
Associated Press told the
agency Richardson had
been released from jail in


Tainey County, Mo., on a
$25,000 bond.
The news prompted an
angry response from agen-
cy commissioner Gerald
Bailey, who blasted the
Missouri judge for allow-
ing the release.
"I am shocked and
extremely disappointed by
the irresponsible decision,
of Judge Tony Williams
to allow Oscar Richardson
to post bond," Bailey said.
"Allowing this fugitive to
walk out of a courtroom
after hiding from'authori-
ties for 30 years diminish-


es the seriousness of his- '
crimes and shows a lack
of sensitivity for those he
victimized."
Jim Madden, the spe--.
cial agent in charge of the";,
agency's Tampa office,
said Richardson was sur--
prised when authorities
showed up in Ridgedale,,:
Mo., near the Arkansas'
state line over the weelk-,
end.'
"It's not me. How did you --
find me? Who told you?"
Madden said: "Those were
thoe things he ,was most
interested in finding out."


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OPINION


Wednesday, December 23, 2009


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OURI


OUR
OPINION


150 years

well worth

the wait

L ake City's
Sesquicentennial
Celebration that offi-
cially ended Saturday
will go down in our
city's history as one of the best
years ever. The past was hon-
ored, the present was celebrat-
ed and recorded and the future
was looked to with excitement.
The volunteers and commit-
tee members who organized
and implemented the year-long
event did a fantastic job of tak-
ing care of every detail. It was
a team effort and a lot of work
put in by literally hundreds
of people in our community.
Kudos to all of them.
Lake City is still a real home
town, a small Florida city that
remembers its heritage with
passion and reverence. The
descendants of several found-
ing families still call Columbia
County home and continue to
thrive. Others who may not
have a generational heritage
locally still appreciate the sense
of place Lake City provides.
We're the new home town for
many who have relocated to
our thriving area.
One of the main things the
Sesquicentennial Committee
reminded us was the fact that
history is everywhere around
us. And it is important to
remember and honor our past.
How can we go forward if we
forget from where we came?
Planning and executing the
year-long 150th anniversary
celebration in Lake City was a
monumental task. It Was car-
ried out successfully, giving
residents a new collection of
wonderful memories of our
Prized city.
HIGHLIGHTS
IN HISTORY
Today is Wednesday,
Dec. 23, the 357th day of
2009. There are 8 days left
in the year.
: uIn 1783, George
Washington resigned as
commander in chief of the
Continental Army and retired
to his home at Mount Vernon,
Va.
a In 1968, 82 crew members
of the U.S. intelligence ship
Pueblo.were released by North
Korea.

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Unnecessary roughness in football


nce I was acquaint-
ed with some
rugby players.
Rugby, a game
with 19th century
British origins, is a distant
cousin of American'football;
both share the fundamental
objective of moving an ovoid
ball from one end of a field to
another. Unlike soccer play-
ers, rugby players are allowed
to carry the ball forward in
their hands and, therefore, like
American football players, they
may be tackled.
Rugby is a full-contact sport,
with a reputation for tough,
hard-hitting play and brutal
tackles. You can confirm this
by searching YouTube for
something like "rugby hits."
But rugby players dress for the
game like soccer players, with
no pads or protection beyond,
sometimes, mouth guards'and
leather helmets designed to pre-
vent cauliflower ear.
A rough game played by
tough guys. Yet the rugby play-
ers of my acquaintance, all of
British origin, did not enjoy
playing with Americans who
had taken up rugby after having
grown up playing our brand of
football. Why? Because behind
the protection of high-tech hel-
mets, shoulder pads, hip pads,
knee pads, and so on, young
American boys learn to think of
their bodies as invulnerable mis-
siles to be hurled sacrificially at
a target without much consider-
ation for the consequences.
Therefore they never learn
how to protect themselves
on the playing field or, so the
British rugby players reasoned,
their opponents.
And' there's some evidence
that the tendency to use the


John Crisp
jcrisp@delmar.edu
body as an unrestrained weapon
in American football is increas-
ing. At one time football play-
ers were taught to tackle from
a controlled, balanced stance,.
leading with the shoulder pad
in a low attack, and using their
arms to wrap up the runner and
bring him down.
Tackling may still be taught
that way, but players learn a dif-
ferent lesson on TV. In a recent
Associated Press article by Eric
Olson, Oklahoma State head
coach Mike Gundy says that he
cringes to see the hard, high
hits that tacklers execute on ball
carriers in the modern game.
As Gundy puts it: "These
guys now are taking shots from
the waist up...They see it on
the highlights, they see it on
the 'big hits of the week,' and I
think it encourages more play-
ers to try to tackle high."
Texas Tech head coach Mike
Leach agrees: "I think the fun-
damentals of tackling have gone
downhill."
The combination of big-
ger, and faster players, more
wide-open offenses, high-tech
helmets and pads, and a mind-
set of invulnerability inevitably
encourage more highlight-reel,
bone-crushing hits, the kind
that leaves players immobi-
lized temporarily (usually) and
require their removal from the


field on carts.
If a trend toward harder,
higher hits is real, the cur-
rent concussion crisis in the
National Football League is
likely to intensify in coming
years, sipce brain damage from
head injuries tends to be cumu-
lative. The NFL's unenthusias-
tic response has included some
rule changes, an effort toward
Better concussion management,
and a search for better
equipment.
However, these changes are
unlikely to keep up with the
pace of increased violence in
football. The most sophisticated,
high-tech helmet can't entirely
prevent damage from a really
hard blow to the head.
The fact is, if we really were
interested in making football
safer for the players, we would
provide them with less protec-
tion, rather than more, which
might encourage their natural
instinct toward self-preserva-
tion to take over, much as it
does in rugby. Unfortunately,
there's a problem with the
premise. I suspect that the
genie of violence in football is
already out of the bottle and
he's unlikely to return quietly.
In many ways, football is an
excellent game, but the mod-
ern American version takes an
expensive lifetime toll on too
many of its players. Each year a
few die and a few are paralyzed.
Many more of them incur inju-
ries that never entirely go away.
Still, what good American
would prefer to watch a game of
rugby?

N John M. Crisp teaches in the
English Department at Del Mar
College in Corpus Christi, Texas.


OTHER OPINION


U.S. debt - how much is enough?


Minority Leader
John Boehner,
R-Ohio, character-
ized as "shameful"
the idea that Democrats might
use the military spending bill to
camouflage an increase in the
country's debt limit. Well, sure.
It was shameful - almost as
shameful as Rep. Boehner inti-
mating that Republicans have
been more honest when making
out the nation's credit card and
applying for another.
At this point, the government
can borrow no more than $12.1
trillion. That soon won't be
enough. The solution is simple
enough; Congress raises the
limit. But with Republicans
trying to regain power by por-
traying themselves as fiscal
conservatives and polls showing
more Americans anxious about
mounting budget deficits and


rising debt, Democrats worry
that their votes will turn into
ads during the 2010 elections.
Republicans, though, have
contributed to the bipartisan
dishonesty about federal spend-
ing. Congress, with the GOP
in charge for most of the time,
regularly raised the debt limit
during George W. Bush's presi-
dency. In June 2002, Mr. Bush
praised the move, calling it nec-
essary to "wage the war on ter-
ror." In early 2003, Republicans
abolished on-the-record votes
for raising the debt limit, which
'Congress under GOP control
did in November 2004 (to $7.4
trillion) and in March 2006 (to
$9 trillion.) The national debt
increased 92 percent during the
Bush administration.
Actually, the Democrats have
two decent ideas. The House
wants to add its pay-as-you-go
rule to legislation raising the


debt limit. Under "paygo," as
it's known, new spending or
tax cuts would have to be offset
with spending cuts. The Senate
wants to create a bipartisan
commission on deficit reduc-
tion. Unfortunately, each cham-
ber dislikes the other's idea.
Such obstinacy, though,
could amount to mutually
assured political destruction for
the Democrats. Since neither
party can brag about its recent
fiscal record, the Democrats at
least could start to look seri-
ous about the country's red
ink. Granted, these moves only
might make the problem less
worse, not better. Still, one of
the parties has to start. Ideally,
the move would be bipartisan,
but Washington doesn't work
that way.
Shameful.

a Scripps Howard News Service


Dan K.Thomasson


Christmas

No. 1 in

the White

House

SWASHINGTON
resident Barack
Obama's first
Christmas in the
Oval Office has
produced a lot of
goodies and some sizable
lumps of coal for Americans,.
many without jobs. By far the
largest package under every
taxpayer's tree is the massive
debt, a present that nobody
wants and is only going to get
larger as health care reform
comes on line.
SBy doctoring up the system
that represents 16 percent of the
economy, the president and his
Democratic allies in Congress
- Republicans are out of the
picture - have assured us
that the expenditures for this
monumental task will be quite
manageable, only $850 billion
Sor so over the next decade. But
if history is any judge that is
unadulterated hog wash.
Anyone who was around in
1965 can tell you that Medicare,
and Medicaid cost projections
were a fraction of what they
actually became. In fact, as we
all know, bankruptcy for the
big Medicare program is just
around the corner. It would
surprise no one if the addition
of 30-some million to the health,
insurance rolls and the variety
of other new benefits might not
surpass the $2 trillion mark by
10 years from now.
This is a president who
seems driven to accomplish
all the things a long line
of predecessors have not
With 58 Democrats and two
Independents in his party's cau-
cus in the Senate and a healthy
majority in the House he is
quite able to play Santa Claus
to the Republican's Grinch. For
the time being at least.
The president as he com-
pletes one year also can look
forward to a national mid-term
election that historically costs
the presiding party seats in
both houses. In hammering
through the health bill, the
congressional leadership,
particularly in the Senate, has
managed to avoid all-out inter-
necine warfare, but just barely.
Wounds to the Democratic
Partj base are deep and divi-
sive. Liberals believe their
president, in the interest of
expediency, gave away the
key to true reform, a govern-
ment run insurance alternative
that would eventually lead to
single payer universal health
care. The liberal former party
chairman, Dr. Howard Dean,
even urged Democrats to vote
against the final bill.
Polls show Obama has lost
some ground in approval rat-
ings and it will take much of
*the year to mend fences in his
own party broken in his deter-
mination to become one of
the most productive freshman
chief executives in U.S. his-
tory. Only Franklin Roosevelt
can come close followed by
Lyndon Johnson who ben-
efited in the one term he won
on his own from his legislative
knowledge and a boost from
the assassination of a popular
John E Kennedy.
Before the voters go to the
polls next November, Santa
Obama will hope that the
promises held out for success
in Afghanistan, whatever that
may be, are kept and that the
economy mends enough to
bring down the jobless rate.

* Dan K. Thomasson is former
editor of Scripps Howard News
Service.


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Page Editor: Troy Roberts, 754-0427 LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009 5A -


By ADRIAN SAINZ
AP Real Estate Writer

MIAMI - Home resales
in the South skyrocketed
last month as first-time
buyers hurried to grab an
expiring federal tax credit
while exploiting low prices
and mortgage rates.
The South recorded
176,000 home sales in
November, the National
S Association of Realtors
said Tuesday, up 48 per-
cent from a year earlier
when the nation was diz-
zied by the financial mar-
ket meltdown. The medi-
an sales price fell slightly
more than 1 percent, to
$151,400.
Nationally, existing
S home sales soared nearly
47 percent compared with
last November, without
adjusting for seasonal fac-
tors.
The median sales price
dropped 4 percent to
$172,600.
Half of the national sales
went to first-time home-
buyers using a tax credit
of up to $8,000 that was
set to expire last month.
Congress extended the
credit until next spring


A song for the

homeless


Members of the'Gateway
Baptist Church Ensemble
sing a few songs during
the 2009 Homelessness
Awareness Candlelight Vigil
Monday night. More than
50 local residents were in
attendance at the second
annual event.


A box containing info about a home with a reduced price for sale in Jackson, Miss. is shown
on Tuesday. Sales of previously occupied homes surged in, November to the highest level
in nearly three years, spurred by federal subsidies for starter homes and a massive Federal
Reserve push to drive down mortgage rates.


and also added a tax credit
of up to $6,500 for, repeat
homebuyers.
The first-time homebuy-
er tax credit, along with
mortgage rates below
5 percent, lured more
buyers than during previ-
ous holiday seasons, real
estate agents said.
"Remember that a year,


ago the months of October,
November and December
were pretty ,much the
worst quarter in the his-
tory of real estate - and
not just for San Antonio,"
said Bob Leonard, a bro-
ker with Re/Max San
Antonio.
"At least in the case, of
housing, the consumer


confidence level is coming
back," Leonard said.
All 19 Southern cities
covered by the Associated
Press-Re/Max Monthly
Housing Report showed
sales increases compared
with last November.
Median sales prices
were flat or increased in
11 Southern cities..


JASON MATTHEW WALKER/L 3 Carry R.p.;-.nr


OBITUARIES


Frances DuBose Dunaway
Frances DuBose Dunaway, 78
of Lecanto Florida., passed
away on Monday, December 21,
Coast Lodge
AssistedLiving
Residence in
the care of
Hospice of
Citrus County.
Frances is
a native
of Luverne, Alabama, and
previously resided in Lake City,
Jasper, and Ormond Beach,
Fl. Some of Frances' favorite
pastimes were teaching Sunday
school, attending bible study,
playing Bridge, as well as'
sewing prize-winning garments
and clothes for her children. She
was an avid reader and one of her
greatest passions was supporting
the University of Florida Gators.
She was a beloved' daughter,
sister, wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother ,and aunt.
Frances was predeceased by
her parents Homer and Edna
Kennedy'DuBose, her husband
of 54 years James Lee Dunaway,'


Jr., and daughter Marcia Lynn
Dunaivay. She is survived by
a son Michael Lee Dunaway
(Alice) of Jacksonville, Fl.;
two daughters, Frances Ann
Chewning (Joe) of Crystal River,
Fl. and Rosemary McLeod
(Spike) ofJasper, Fl.; three sisters:
Thelma Bray (James) of Lake
City, Fl., Martha Smith (Rudy)
of Manning, S.C., and Diane
Brunner (Roger) of New York,
N.Y.; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-
grandchildren, and numerous
nieces and nephews. The family
will receive friends on Saturday
December 26, 2009 at 1:00 P.M.
in the chapel of the Dees Parrish
Family Funeral Home in Lake
City, FL, followed by a funeral
service at 2:00 P.M.. Frances'
nephew, Rev. Danny Smith, will
conduct the service assisted by
Rev. Dale Ames of The First
United Methodist Church of
Jasper, FL. Interment will follow
in Memorial Cemetery which is
located in Lake City. In lieu of
flowers the family requests that
donations be made to Hospice
of Citrus County 3350 West
Audubon Parkway Path, Lecanto,
FL 34461 or your local Hospice


chapter 6037 US Highway 90
West, Lake City, FL 32055.
Arrangements are under the
direction of DEES-PARRISH
FAMILY FUNERAL HOME,
458 South Marion Avenue,
Lake City, Florida 32025
(386)752-1234. Please sign
the family guest book at www.
parrishfamilyfuneralhome. corn.


June DeChaine Parkin
Mrs. June DeChaine Parkin, 80,
of Lake City, died at her home
on Friday, December 18, 2009
following an extended illness.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida
she was the daughter of the late
Leroy Joseph DeChaine and
Evelyn Waxham DeChaine. She
and her late husband of sixty-one
years, Bernard Parkin, Jr. moved
to Lake City in the early 1950's.
Both had attended the University
of Florida and were avid "Gator"
fans, Mrs. Parkin owned and
operated a locally renowned
antique store and auction known
as "June's Junque Junction".
She was an active member of


the community for many years
and had in the past served as
President of The Lake City
Worhan's Club and as President
of The Lake City Newcomers
Club. Mrs. Parkin was a member
of the First Presbyterian. Church.
She is survived by her three
sons, Bernard Parkin III of Lake
City; Lee Parkin of Jacksonville;
and Joseph Parkin of Tampa;
two brothers, Gene DeChaine
of Welaka, Florida; Ronnie
DeChaine of Palatka, Florida
and her sister, Mary Jenkins of
Lake City. Two grandchildren,
Christine "Jasmine" Kahn and
Steven H. Miller and two great-
grandchildren also survive.
Cremation arrangements are
under the direction of the DEES-
PARRISHFAMILYFUNERAL
HOME, 458 South Marion
Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32025
(386)752-1234. Please sign
the family guest book at www.
parrishfamil)funerqlhome. com.

Obituaries are paid advertise-
ments. For details, call the Lake
City Reporter's classified depart-
ment at 752-1293.


East Coast snowstorm

takes toll on sales


By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK - Super
Saturday - the last
Saturday before Christmas
and usually ranked as the
biggest or second-biggest
sales day of the year - got
walloped by a big East Coast
snow storm that kept many
shoppers at home.
Merchants in the
Northeast are now left
to hope for an even big-
ger-than-usual last-minute
spending surge from shop-
pers who, according to
several surveys, are well
behind on their holiday pur-
chases compared to previ-
ous years.
Several stores, including
Target Corp. and Toys R
Us, announced earlier this
week they will extend their
hours to accommodate
shoppers in the final days
before Christmas. But ana-


lysts say there are no signs
stores have begun a wave bf
discounting to make up for .
the Saturday shortfall.
Research firm.
ShopperTrak reported
TuesdaythatSuperSaturday
sales dropped 12.6 percent
from a year ago, while foot
traffic fell 12.4 percent, as
a winter storm lashed the
East Coast. That's on top of
a 12.4 percent sales decline
and a 17 percent drop in foot .
traffic on Super Saturday
in 2008 compared with the.
prior year. The firm, based
in Chicago, tracks total
retail sales at more than
50,000 outlets.
ShopperTrak repott-
ed that Saturday's sales
totaled $6.9 billion, com-
pared with $7.9 billion last
year and $8.7 billion in
2007. For the full weekend,
sales slipped 2.1 percent
to $18.8 billion compared
with a year ago.


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December 23, 2009


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Section B


Suh scores one for the 'D'


ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this Sept. 5 file photo, Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh (93) rushes against a Florida Atlantic
player during an NCAA football game in Lincoln, Neb. Suh became the first defensive player
voted The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year on Tuesday.


Dominant
lineman named
APplayer of year.
By RALPH D. RUSSO
Associated Press
NEW YORK -
Nebraska defensive tackle
Ndamukong Suh bulled
past the guys who play
the glamour positions and
proved you don't have to
score touchdowns or toss
passes to be the player of
the year.
Spurred by a domi-
nant performance against
Texas in the Big 12 title
game, Suh became the first
defensive player voted The'
Associated Press College
Football Player of the Year.
on Tuesday.
Suh had already won two
defensive player of the year


awards - the Nagurski
and Bednarik - and two
for best lineman - the
Lombardi and Outland. He
also finished fourth in the
Heisman Trophy voting.
"Just being recognized as
player of the year'is a huge
accomplishment," Suh said
in a recent phone interview
from Lincoln, Neb.
. He received 26 of a pos-
sible 59 votes from AP col-
lege football poll voters
to edge Stanford running
back Toby Gerhart, who
received 20 Votes.
Heisman winner Mark
Ingram finished tied for
third with Texas quarter-
back Colt McCoy, each
getting six votes. Florida
quarterback Tim Tebow
received one vote.'
Since the AP started
handing out a player of the
year award in 1998, all the


winners have been quarter-
backs or running backs. .
"It's a great choice,"
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini
said. " I give (the voters) a
lot of credit I'm not taking
anything away from Ingram
or McCoy or any of the
other guys. I just think at
his position, you would be
hard-pressed to say there's
a better player than Suh.
He's had a tremendous
year."
It's the fourth time the
AP award went to a player
other than the Heisman
winner and first since Iowa
quarterback Brad Banks
beat out USC's Carson
Palmer in 2003.
Suh finished behind
Ingram,. Gerhart and
McCoy in the Heisman vot-
ing, though he did receive
SUH continued on 4B


Dueling


SColumbia cruises
past Union
County, 53-45.

By BRANDON FINLEY
bfinley@lakecityreporter.com
Last week coach Trey
Hosford sat his starting
lineup hoping they would
get the message that the
Tigers must play hard to be
on the court.
Columbia responded
wtih a 53-45 win against
Union County in Lake City
on Tuesday.
"He was trying to get us
to play hard," senior Dexter
Dye said. "Its our last year,
and we must play with no
regrets. We have to play
Shard on the court."
Dye led the Tigers with
18 points and seven assists.
in the game. He had 10
points in the first half as
Columbia pulled out to a
29-22 lead.
"Dexter at one point had
four assists and only one
turnover," Hosford asid.,
"He's playing smart. Ian
(Benjamin) played better
and there's alotmore energy
on the court. It's nice to get
a win after the way the last
three went. We still have a
lot to improve on, but it's
been a while since we had


Tigers


BRANDON FINLEY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High's Dexter Dye (left) tries for a layup against Union County High on Tuesday.


a win."
Marcus Amerson had 13
points, Ian Benjamin 10 and
Markhem Gaskins had six
points in the contest.
Columbia's Jordan Kirby
didn't make a big impact on
the'scoreboard, but he did
make an impact in the game


drawing three charges.
"I think it's the most
exciting play in basketball,"
Hosford said. "It forces a
turnover and it's giving
your body up for the team.
It shows your team that
your willing to lay it out
there for them."


Columbia also did a
good job on the defensive
end without fouling., The
Union Cofinty Tigers didn't
attempt a free throw.
The Tigers improve
to 4-4 and head into the
Gaslight Holiday Classic in
Lousiville, Ky. on Monday.


South Alabama

stuns No. 18

Florida 67-66


Florida State
routs Tenn. -
Martin 95-68.
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE - Tim
Williams scored 21 points,
DeAndre Hersey had
a putback with 1.8 sec-
onds remaining and South
Alabama stunned No. 18
Florida 67-66 on Tuesday
night.
Williams drove through
the lane in the closing sec-
onds, but his shot clanged
off the rim. Florida failed
to block out Hersey, who
grabbed the rebound and
put it back up for the game
winner.
The Gators had one
final chance, but Erving
Walker's shots from
halfcourt hit the back of
the rim and the Jaguars
(9-4) started to celebrate.
Florida (8-3) has lost three
straight and could fall from
the rankings.
Florida rallied from a
seven-point deficit in the
second half and had the
lead and the ball with less
than a minute to play. But
Chandler Parsons; who
finished 1 of 8 from the
field, misfired on a wild


runner in the lane with 18.
seconds remaining.

Florida State 95,
Tennessee-Martin 68
TALLAHASSEE
Freshman Michael Snaer
.scored a career-high 18
points -to-"-lead--Florida -
State to a 95-68 win over
Tennessee-Martin : on
Tuesday night.
Florida States offense,
which had broken the 80-
point scoring barrier only
once since November 21,
eclipsed 90 points for the
first time this season.
The Seminoles (11-2) out-
scored the Skyhawks (1-9)
23-2 in the games first 8:11,
as Tennessee-Martin shot
just 36.8 percent from the
floor. It was 'the ninth time
this season Florida State
held an: opponent under 37
percent shooting.
Snaer was one of six
Seminoles to score in
double figures. Xavier
Gibson scored 12 points
and Terrence Shannon 11.
Jordan Demercy, Deividas
Dulkys and Chris Singleton
each added 10.
Tennessee-Martin's
Marquis Weddle finished
with a game-high 27
points.


Serena Williams named


AP Female Athlete of Year


Star re-established
herself in tennis
during 2009.
By HOWARD FENDRICH
Associated Press
Playing her best at the
most important events,
Serena Williams re-estab-
Slished herself as the top
player in women's tennis
in 2009 and was a landslide
choice as Female Athlete of
the Year by members of The
Associated Press.
Williams received 66 of
158 votes cast by editors
at U.S. newspapers that
are members of the AP.
No other candidate got
more than 18 votes in the
tally, which was announced
Tuesday.
Clearly, Williams' most
infamous on-court episode
- a tirade directed at a


line judge after a foot-fault
call near the end of her
U.S. Open semifinal loss in
September - didn't hurt
her standing in the eyes of
the voters.
"People realize that I'm
a great player, and one
moment doesn't define a
person's career," Williams
told the AP. "And I was
right, for the most part:
It wasn't right the way I
reacted - I never said it
was - but I was right about
the call."
She also noted that the
outburst, 'which resulted
in a record fine and two-
year probationary period at
Grand Slam tournaments,
"got a lot more people excit-
ed about tennis."
The 28-year-old American
tends to do that, thanks to her
powerful, athletic play and
her outgoing personality.
"We can attribute the


strength and the growth of breaking the single-season
women's tennis a great deal ' tour record by more than
to her," WTA chairman and $1 million. She won three
CEO Stacey Allaster said in significant singles titles -
a telephone interview. "She Wimbledon, the Australian
is a superstar." Open and the season-end-
Williams, who is based ing tour championships
in Florida, also won the - and paired with sister
AP award in 2002, a seven- Venus to win three Grand
year gap that is the longest Slam doubles champion-
between AP Female Athlete ships.
of the Year honors since "An incredible perfor-
golf's Patty Berg won in mance," Allaster said. "Her
1943 and 1955. game just continues to
"I'm just happy and improve through this long
blessed to even be playing career she's had."
seven years later. All this is Williams went 50-12 in
a bonus, really," Williams singles, an .806 winning
said. "In 2002, I just was percentage that was the
really dominant, and I think highest for any woman who
in 2009, I just brought that played at least 20 matches
back. I kind of became that in 2009. She tied for the tour
player again." lead in singles titles. She
Indeed she did. led the tour with 381 aces,
Williams finished the 75 more than anyone else,
year at No. 1 in the WTA and also led in percentages
rankings. She topped $6.5
million in prize money, WIUIAMS continued on 2B


ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this Jan. 31 file photo, Serena Williams of the United
States holds the trophy after beating Russia's.Dinara Safina
during the women's singles final match at the Australian
Open Tennis Championship in Melbourne, Australia.


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LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


SCOREBOARD


TELEVISION

TV sports
Today
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
8 p.m.
ESPN - Poinsettia Bowl, Utah vs.
California, at San Diego
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
7:30 p.m. ,
ESPN2 - Mississippi atWestVirginia
9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 - Illinois vs. Missouri, at
St. Louis
10:30 p.m.
FSN - N.C. State at Arizona
WOMEN'S COLLEGE
BASKETBALL
5:30 p.m.-
ESPN2 - Stanford at Connecticut,

FOOTBALL

NFL standings
AMERICAN CONFERENCE


New England
Miami
N.Y. Jets
Buffalo

x-Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Tennessee
Houston

Cincinnati
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

x-San Diego
Denver
Oakland
Kansas City


East
W L
9 5
7 7
7 7
5 9
South
WL T
14 0
7 7
7 7
7 7
North
W L
9 5
8 6
7 7
3 11
'West
W L
II 3
8 6
.5 9
,3 II


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0.643 365 244
0.500316 333
0.500 282 221
0.357 225 288
Pct PF PA
01.000394248
0.500266 322
0.500 320 347
0.500 327 286
TPct PF PA
0.643 288 244
0.571 350 225
0.500315 280
0.214 199 34�
TPct PF PA
0.786 389 283
0.571 275 250
0.357 175 335
0.214240 383


NATIONAL CONFERENCE


East
W L
y-Philadelphia 10 4
Dallas 9 5
N.Y Giants 8 6
Washington 4 10
South
W L
x-New Orleans 13 I
Atlanta 7 7


TPct PF PA
0.714 399 286
0.643 320 250
0.571 386.342.
0.286 246 296
TPct PF PA
0.929 483 298
0.500312 312


Carolina 6 8 0.429251 289
TampaBay 2 12 0.143214 363
North
W L TPct PF PA
x-Minnesota 1I 3 0.786396 269
Green Bay 9 5 0.643 380 280
Chicago 5 9 0.357254 322
Detroit 2 12 0.143233 437
West
W L TPct PF PA
x-Arizona 9 5 0.643 337 282
San Francisco 6 8 0.429282 269
Seattle 5 9 0.357257 325
St.Louis I 13 0.071 159 377


x-clinched division
y-clinched playoff spot
Monday's Game
N.Y. Giants 45,Washington 12
Friday's Game
San Diego atTennessee, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Buffalo at Atlanta, I p.m.
Houston at Miami, I p.m.
Seattle at Green Bay, I p.m.
Carolina at N.Y. Giants, I p.m.
Baltimore at Pittsburgh, I p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, I p.m.
Oakland at Cleveland, I p.m.
Kansas City at Cincinnati, I p.m.
Jacksonville at New England, I p.m.
Detroit at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. jets at Ihdianapblis, 4:15 p.m.
Denver at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m.
' Monday, Dec. 28
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Bowl games
New Mexico Bowl
Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28,20T
St. Petersburg Bowl
Rutgers 45, UCF 24
New Orleans Bowl
Mid.Tennessee 42, Southern Miss. 32
Tuesday
LasVegas Bowl
BYU vs. Oregon.State (n)
Today
Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
Utah (9-3) vs. California (8-4), 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Thursday
Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
SMU (7-5) vs. Nevada (8-4),. 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Saturday
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
At Detroit
Ohio (9-4) vs. Marshall (6-6), I p.m.
(ESPN)


Meineke Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
North Carolina (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh
(9-3), 4 p.m.(ESPN)
Emerald Bowl
At San Francisco
Southern Cal (8-4) vs. Boston College
(8-4), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday
Music City Bowl
At Nashville,Tenn.
Clemson (8-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5),
8 p.m.(ESPN
Monday
Independence Bowl
At Shreveport, La.
5 Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Georgia (7-5),
5 p.m. (ESPN)

BASKETBALL

NBA schedule

Today's Games
Houston at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Utah at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Portland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Denver, 9 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Cleveland at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

APTop 25 schedule
Today's Games
No. 3 Kentucky vs. Lorg Beach State,
I p.m.
No. 6 West Virginia vs. No. 15
Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 Villanova vs. Delaware, 7 p.m.
S No. 14 Georgetown vs. Harvard,
Noon
No.' 16 Tennessee vs. North Carolina
A&T, 7 p.m.

Division I wins


Through Monday


School W
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N.Carolina 1911 1,992
Kansas 4899 1,980
Duke 1906 1,886
Syracuse 1901 1,764
Temple 1895 1,720
St.John's 1908 1,695
UCLA 1920 1,675
Notre Dame 1898 1,661
Pennsylvania 1897 1,658'


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YOUTH BASKETBALL
Boys Club hoops
registration open
The Boys Club of
Columbia County is
taking registration for
its basketball program.
Three leagues are offered:
Training, for ages 5-8;
Jr. Varsity, for ages 6-10;
Varsity, for ages 11-14.
Cost is $40.
For details, call the club
at 752-4184;

FLAG FOOTBALL, CHEERING
Registration open
for league play
Registration for flag
football, ages 5-12,. and
cheerleading, ages.5-10,
is under way at Christ
Central Ministries. The
season begins in January.
Cost is $35.
For details, call Ronny
Busscher at 365-2128.

YOUTH BASEBALL
Gatorball Academy
offers camp
The Gatorball Baseball
Academy is offering a
defensive skills camp for
ages 13-18 from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Monday and
Tuesday at Buchholz High.
Cost is $100.
For details, call Stephen
Barton at (352) 514-4414.

CHS SOFTBALL
Tryouts planned
for Jan. 11
Columbia High softball
tryouts for varsity and
junior varsity are 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 11 at the CHS field.
Players must have com-
pleted physical, drug.
testing and consent forms
to participate.
For details, call coach
Jimmy Williams at
303-1192.

CHS BASEBALL
Alumni Day set
for Feb. 6
Columbia High baseball
has Alumni Day planned
for Feb. 6, beginning at
10 a.m. There will be a
home run derby and
scrimmage game for the


alumni, followed by the
2010 team's purple and
gold game. All past players
and coaches are invited.
For details, see the CHS
Tigers Baseball Facebook
page or e-mail columbia
baseball@gmail.com.

ADULT BASEBALL
North Florida
teams.forming
The North Florida Men's
Adult Baseball League is
forming a team in this area.
Organizers, coaches and
players are being sought.,
Workouts begin in January.
For details, call Greg
Vickers at (850) 253-5107.

CHS WRESTLING
Raffle offered
as fundraiser
The CHS Wrestling
Booster Club has a
season-long raffle for a
certificate at Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park. It
includes a stay at the park,
plus disc golf, mini golf and
a golf cart.
For details, call Stacey
Ross at 984-9569.

CHS SOCCER
Alumni game
fundraiser set
Columbia High's boys




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


soccer is organizing an
alumni game fundraiser for
January. All former
Tiger soccer players who
graduated from 1990-2009
are invited.
.For details, e-mail Justin
Lang at justlang@firn.edu.

RUNNING
Registration open
for Olustee 5K
The 2010 Step Fitness
Blue Grey 5K is 7:30 a.m.
on Feb. 13. The race will
benefit the March of Dimes.
in honor of Alexander Ross
McCollum. Registration
is available online at www.
active.com and by mail.
Student, senior and team
discounts are offered.
For details, call Step
Fitness at (386) 438-5830.

YOUTH SOCCER
Coed 10-under
team forming
Gateway Lions Athletic
Club is forming a 10-under
coed soccer team. The
CYSA fee of $70 includes
shirt, shorts and socks.
Shin guards and cleats are
extra and required. There
also is a $10 fundraiser
card.
For details, call (386)
697-2224 or (386) 697-9198.

N From staff reports

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by.Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek


OnlIVI I IU
If--- f Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.

A: ONM
(Answers tomorrow)
Yesterday Jumbles: WAGER BOUND PRIMER WOEFUL
I Answer: What the struggling artist did When he
worked as a bartender - DREW A BREW


GOLF REPORTS


Bertsch notches second ace


Congratulations to Mel
Bertsch, who aced Ponds
No. 3 from 171 yards 'with
a 5 iron. It was his second
hole in one.
Wednesday Blitz
winners:
A Division - Mike
Kahlich, first; Jim Evans,
second; Ralph Beekman,
third;
B Division - Stan
Musgrove, first; Randy
Heavrin, second; Emerson


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Darst, third;
C Division - Bruce Park,
first; Jack Tuggle and Joe
Herring, tied for second;
D Division - Robert
Ford, first; Gary Dampier,
second; Jerry Perkins,
third.
Get Out of Town points


standings:
.Don Horn 11000, Mike
Kahlich 10350, Lynn Smith
9800, A.J. Lavin 7550, Bob
Wheary 6900 and Ralph
Beekman 6100.
Quail Heights' monthly
news letter can be found on
our Web site quailheightscc.
com. All upcoming, events
are listed on the site.
From our family to yours,
Merry Christmas from all
of us at Quail Heights.


Bielawny putters along to win


Paula Creamer won more
than a million dollars on
the LPGA tour in 2009 with
a putting average of 29.71.
Carol Bielawny laid
waste to that number in the
LGA "putts only" contest,
finishing her round with
a meager 26 strokes with
the flat stick. Cathy Steen
claimed second with 30.
>putts.
Jonathan Allen posted
the only plus score to
take a two-shot win in the
Wednesday 'Blitz. His '+2
topped Steve Thomas and
George Burnham, who tied
for second.
The skins game was split
between Bob Budwick with
two and Dwight Rhodes
with one.
No one stepped up to
claim the Pot Hole. contest.
The prize continues to build
for week 16 and would be a


COUNTRY CLUB
at LAKE CITY
Ed Goff

very nice Christmas pres-
ent for the lucky winner.
Bruce Gibson overcame
frigid weather, wind and a
persistent Travis Green for
a+7 to +6win inthe Saturday
Blitz. Mike McCranie and
Cory DePratter tied for
third at +4.
The weather didn't
cool off the field in the
Saturday Skins Game.
Charlie Timmons, Dennis
Crawford, Jeff Mowrey, Jim
Carr,. Green and Gibson
each took home a winner.
Good Old Boys team
play saw an easy 7-4 win in
Match 1 for Merle Hibbard,
Carl Jones and Howard
Whitaker over Ed Snow,
Don Christensen and Jim


Stevens.
The' - second contest
was close but went to
Joe Person, Paul Davis,
David Bernheim and Dan
Stephens over Bobby
Simmons, Stan Woolbert,
NNick Whitehurst and Jim
Bell by a score of 3-2.
Thirty-nine was a
very.popular number in
individual scoring. Snow
posted a pair of 39s for a
round of 78 to take 18-hole
medalist honors. Hibbard
took the front nine with
a- 39, matching Whitaker,
Jones and Stephens who
had the same score on the
back nine.
A Prospectiv. Member
Tournament .is scheduled
for Jan. 16.
The format will be best
ball with a 9 a.m. shotgun
start.
All players are invited.


WILLIAMS: Has won 11 Grand Slams
Continued From Page 1B


of first-service points won
and service games won.
Her two Grand Slam sin-
gles titles raised her career
total to 11, the most among
active women. At the year's
other two majors, she lost
to the eventual champion:
Svetlana Kuznetsova at the
French Open, Kim Clijsters
at the U.S. Open.
"Serena really peaks for
those big moments on big
stages," Allaster said.
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old mare who capped her
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finished second for the AP
honor - with 48 fewer
votes than' Williams. For
context: Last year's AP hon-
oree, WNBA star Candace
Parker, edged runner-up
Lorena Ochoa by a single
vote, while two.other ath-
letes finished within seven.
votes of Parker."
Clijsters, who came out
of retirement only weeks
before winning the, U.S.
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finished third with 15 votes,
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the WNBA's MVP, who
received 14.
In what was widely con-
sidered the best women's
tennis match of 2009,
Williams was one point
from defeat before com-
ing back to beat Beijing
Olympics gold medalist
Elena Dementieva 6-7 (4),
7-5, 8-6 in the Wimbledon
semifinals.


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headed for serious crash


IT SOUNDS LIKE
YOU TWO ARE OVER.
WOULD IT HURT MY
TIP IF I TAKE A RUN
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DEAR ABBY: My hus-
band and I have been mar-
ried two wonderful years. I
was recently in a serious car
accident and am currently
unable to drive. The per-
son who mainly drives me
around is my husband, but
sometimes friends and family
take me to my appointments
or to run errands. Recently
my husband announced that
he will no longer take me to
buy my birth control pills
because he's ready to have
a child and doesn't want to
wait.
Since I am out of wo-k, I
have no money of my own
and must rely solely on him
for support. Because he is
no longer willing to provide
me with the funds to buy
birth control, I am unable to.
ask anyone else to give me a
ride to the pharmacy. When
we have sex, he refuses to
use protection.
Although I want children
in the future, I do not feel
ready to have any now. We
married young and still have
years ahead of us to get preg-
nant and be active parents.
Please tell me what to do..
I'm afraid if I refuse to have
a baby with him he will leave
or, when I am ready, decide
our time to start a family
has passed. I love him and
would do anything for him.
Should I just give in, and is it
really worth a fight? - NOT
QUITE READY IN COLO-
RADO
DEAR NOT QUITE'


on and on about what she did
'or did not eat that day. She
also gives us disapproving
looks or makes unwelcome
comments about what we
are eating.
We have tried to gently
change the subject, but it
,always goes back to food. Is
there anything We can do or
say to stop this without hurt-
ing her feelings? - HUN-
GRY FOR ADVICE IN
LONGVIEW, TEXAS
DEAR HUNGRY FOR
ADVICE: When someone
is dieting, her (or his) life is
centered on food - food that
is allowed, food that is for-
bidden, etc. In fact, in many
cases when people diet, they
become more focused on
and more obsessed with food
than folks who are bingeing.
As long as your sister-in-
law is dieting, she probably
won't change. Only when
she accepts that her new eat-
ing habits have become her
lifestyle will food stop being
uppermost in her thoughts.
Because her constant
harping makes you uncom-
fortable, gently recommend
that she join a weight-loss
support group. There she
Swill receive positive feedback
from others who are experi-
encing her journey - and
with luck you'll be subjected
to fewer of the details.

* Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.


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April 19):. You'll have to
compensate for all the little
aggravations you face. Work
hard and you can overcome
any obstacle. Last-minute
shopping or well wishes
will be appreciated. Take
on a challenge but do so
with dignity. ***
TAURUS (April 20-
May 20): Take a pass'if
someone is trying to get
you to buy into something
that seems a little far-
fetched. You are better off
doing your own thing. It
may not bring about fast
cash or action, but it will
lead to a stable and secure
future. ****
GEMINI (May21-June
20): Someone may be try-
ing to set you up by playing
on your emotions. You have
to say no to anything that is
restrictive. Hide your emo-
tions. It's better to be an on-
looker for now. **
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): You are due for
a change that will give you
a new lease on life. Discuss
your plans with the person
you are closest to and you
will get the confirmation
you require to put your
plans in motion. *****
LEO (July 23-Aug.
22): If you are quick to
spread some of your ideas


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around to your colleagues
and peers, you will get the
feedback you require to
make last-minute adjust-
ments. You stand a good
chance to advance in the
new year if you are enter-
taining, knowledgeable and
quick to respond. ***
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Enjoy the. company of
friends and colleagues and
you will be, awarded with
something that you least
expect. Don't hold back.
This is a great day to make
a move you've been plan-
ning for some time. **, -
'LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): Voice your opinion
and letI everyone know
where you stand on issues
that are being discussed for
future change and policy.
Your input will lead to an
unusual offer that should
'helpyou put your talents to
use in the new year. ***'
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-
Nov. 21): You can pull
things together that will
please someone you love.
An unusual purchase will
surprise someone you feel
responsible for. Keep a se-
cret now. Use your leverage
to get something you want
in return. A playful game


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will turn into a romantic en-
counter. ***** ,
SAGITARIUS (Nov.
22-Dec. 21): Keep things
simple, quiet and peaceful.
Taking on a challenge 'or
pushing" soIIhe6ne ho isn't
likely to back down will end
in disaster. An unexpected
change of plans will leave
you at odds about what you
should do.:**
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22-Jan. 19)';Tell it like it
is and you will gain respect
and support There is mon-
ey to be made if you take an
unusual approach to invest-
ing. You will .come into a
little extra cash, Plan your
resolutions for the new
year. --**
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Don't reveal a
secret that might incrimi-
nate you. The impact will
be much greater if the re-
cipient doesn't expect what
you are about to do. Take
a different approach to the
way you handle your per-
sonal life. ***
PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20): Don't let your
emotions get the better of
you. Take control of money
matters and you won't have
to worry about debt in the
new year. Plan your actions
carefully. ***



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Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: J equals K
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FOR BETTER OR WORSE CLASSIC PEANUTS


Abigail Van Buren
www.dearobby.com
READY: You and your hus-
band need professional me-
diation NOW. You. should
not be strong-armed into
having a child, which is what
your husband is attempting
to do. Women who become
pregnant under the circum-
stances you have described
Soften feel trapped and re-
sentful, which can negatively
affect their ability to parent.
If you were so seriously in-
jured in the accident that
you can't drive or work, it's
questionable that you are
even healthy enough to start
a pregnancy.
What's happening is all
wrong, and my alarm bells
are blaring. If this is the way
joint decisions are made in
your marriage, there is real
serious trouble ahead 'for
you. So no, you should not
just give in, and yes, it really
is worth a fight - or, at the
very least, further discus-
sion.
DEAR ABBY: My sister-
in-law is in the process of
losing weight. We're all very
proud of her.
The problem is, whenever
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LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


SSUH: NFL Draft ahead
Continued From Page 1B


I ._ I _
COURTESY PHOTO
Richardson Middle School's girls basketball team won the Yulee Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Richardson and
runner-up Camden County players posed with the trophy following the final. Lady Wolves team members are
(alphabetical order) Krischara Anderson-Caldwell, Antyria Caldwell, Cha'matria Coker, Caroline Cribbs, Hqllianne Dohrn,
Jalisa Gibson, Ranika Givens, Stella Harris, Jordan Hill, Lacey King, Riley Morse, Jazman Myers, Courtney Parker,
Akiria Richburgh, Cheyenne Williams, Ebonee Williams, Nayla Williams and Shakera Wilson. David Tompkins is head coach;
assistant coaches are Tara Perry and Shametric Johnson.


Lady Wolves vin tournament


From staff reports

Richardson Middle
School's girls basketball
team won the Yulee Holiday
Tournament by making a
run through the loser's
bracket.
The Lady Wolves beat
Camden County, 33-30, in
the championship game on
Saturday.
Akiria Richburgh led
Richardson with 10 points
and Hollianne Dohrn
chipped in seven points.
Cha'matria Coker blocked
a 3-pointer that could have
tied the game to preserve


the wirf.
"I am very proud of our
girls, as they responded
after losing our first game,"
coach David Tompkins said.
"Everyone pulled together
as a family."
It was Camden County
that knocked Richardson
into the loser's bracket with
a 35-25 win in the opening
game of the tournament on
Friday.
Stella Harris poured in
20 points to lead the Lady
Wolves. Richburgh scored
eight points.
In their second game on
Friday, the Lady Wolves


overwhelmed Hilliard
Middle School, 50-15.
Harris had another
20-point performance and
Ebonee Williams scored
six.
Richardson stayed alive
on Saturday with a 37-30
victory over the host Yulee
team, despite two starters
fouling out early in the s
second half.
Tompkins turned to less
experienced players who
"got the job done."
. Richburgh led RMS with
10 points and Dohrn scored
six.
Williams was named


tournament MVP, and
Dohrn and Richburgh
were named to the all-
tournament team.
"I would like to thank my
assistantcoachesTaraPerry
and Shametric Johnson for
volunteering their time to
help," Tompkins said. "Our
girls think a lot of them. I
am proud of the bbys team
for supporting the girls.
The Lady Wolves dedicat-
ed their' championship to
the staff and students at
Richardson Middle School.
They were also very proud
to represent Lake City and
Columbia County."


OUTDOORS


more points than any
fourth-place finisher in
the 75-year history of the
award.
Suh, a 6-foot-4,
300-pound senior, was
already having an All-
America-caliber season
before the Cornhuskers
played Texas on Dec. 5 at
Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
He nearly led Nebraska
to a stunning upset, with
12 tackles and 4'/ sacks.
The Longhorns kicked a
last-second field 'goal to
escape with a 13-12 victo-
ry, but Suh was so utterly
unblockable he earned a
trip to New York as one
of five finalists for the
Heisman.
He finished the season
with 12 sacks and was the
pillar of the ninth-ranked
defense in the country.
"I think I had a good
year," he said. "I definitely
got better in a couple of
areas. I won't say I'm satis-
fied by any means, because
we still have a big game
left to play against Arizona
in the Holiday Bowl.".
SHe'll tell you he's still
learning to play the game.
"I haven't played a per-
fect game yet so let's try
and see if I can do that
against Arizona," he said.
Suh got a relatively late
.start to football. Soccer
and basketball were
his thing growing up in
Portland, Ore., the son of
a Jamaican mother and
father from Cameroon.
His name means "House
of Spears",in the language
of the Ngema tribe.
But Suh literally out-
grew soccer. His mother,
Bernadette, was apprehen-
sive about allowing her son
to play football; but eventu-
ally gave her permission.
Ball carriers have been
dealing with the repercus-


sions of that decision ever
since.
Suh went through some
tough times in his first two
seasons at Nebraska, being
part of one of the worst
defenses in school his-
tory in 2007. Then'Pelini
became the Huskers coach
and Nebraska's defense
began to turn around with
Suh leading the charge.
Physically, Suh is every-
thing an NFL team could
want in a defensive line-
men. Big, strong, quick
and agile, he's projected to
be one of the first players
taken in April's draft.
Suh credits the coach-
ing of Pelini and defensive
coordinator Carl Pelini,
Bo's brother, for his devel-
opment.
"Mentally, being able to
pick up on different reads
and formations and what
things can be run out of cer-
tain formations and tenden-
cies of teams," Suh said.
Carl Pelini's first chance
to coach Suh came with
the player unable to play.
It was spring practice of
2008 and Suh was recover-
ing from surgery. Without
ever putting on pads, Suh
impressed his coach.
"I was coaching the
other guys, and he was
just watching," Pelini said.
"He was shoulder to shoul-
der with me. He hadn't
practiced a snap but he
was a better football player
coming out of that spring.
"He's a very cerebral
guy. He wants to know
why, and it's made him a
great football player."
Academics always came
before sports in Suh's home.
That can happen when your
mom is a teacher.
"They know coming.
from Third World coun-
tries that education is the -
key," he said.


COURTESY PHOTO

Bagging bucks
LEFT: Chad Slanker of the Hurricane Bay Hunting Club
shows off an 8-point, 122-pound buck he killed on Dec. 6.

ABOVE: Members of Team Realtree killed seven deer during
a hunt near Fort Wayne, Ind., on Nov. 19-25. Team mem-
bers are Thomas Skinner (from left), Robert Harden, Jimmy
Sparks, Homer Zartman and Pat Davis.


Vazquez sent to Yankees for Cabrera


By RONALD BLUM
Associated Press

NEW YORK - Pitcher
Javier Vazquez was trad-
ed back to the Yankees
by the Atlanta Braves on
Tuesday for outfielder
Melky Cabrera, a move that
pushed New York's payroll
for next season over $200
million.
New York also got left-
.hander Boone Logan as part
of the deal, and the Braves
obtained a pair of pitching
prospects, left-hander Mike
Dunn and right-hander
Arodys Vizcaino, along with
about $500,000.
"I didn't want to leave
my first time out," Vazquez
said. "I'm glad to be back.",
The trade leaves New
York with an opening in left
field, allowing the Yankees
to perhaps pursue Mark
DeRosa. New York does
not appear interested in re-
signing Johnny Damon or
going after free agents Matt
Holliday and Jason Bay.
Atlanta had six starting
pitchers and felt free to deal
Vazquez, who was 14-10 for
the Yankees in 2004. He
started 10-5 with a 3.56 ERA
that year and made his only
All-Star team but faded to


a 4-5 record and 6.92 ERA
after the break, when he
was bothered by an aching
shoulder.
'The second half of '04,
which was poor, cannot
erase the long success he's
had as a major league pitch-
er," Yankees general man-
ager Brian Cashman said.
His first stint in New York
ended miserably, when he
relieved Kevin Brown trail-
ing 2-0 in Game 7 of the
AL championship series
against Boston and allowed
a first-pitch grand slam to
Damon, then gave up a two-
run homer to Damon in the
fourth.
"Hopefully, I can erase
those memories," Vazquez
said.
Vazquez was dealt to the
Arizona Diamondbacks
after the season in the trade
that brought RandyJohnson
to New York. He spent one
year with Arizona, then
went to the Chicago White
Sox for three seasons.
Now 33, the right-hander
was 15-10 with a 2.87 ERA
and 238 strikeouts this year
for the Braves, and finished
fourth in NL Cy Young
.Award voting. Vazquez,
whose career record is 142-
139 in 12 seasons, will make


$11.5 million next year and
can become a free agent
after the season.
He joins a pitching
rotation that includes CC
Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and
Andy Pettitte. New York's
top four starters will com-
bine for $64 million in pay-
roll - more than four teams
paid their entire rosters last
season.
With the trade and
including the still-unfinal-
ized signing of free-agent
designated hitter Nick
Johnson, the Yankees pay-
roll for next season stands at
$200.9 million for 16 signed
players. That includes two
not expected to make the
opening-day roster: pitch-
er Andrew Brackman and
infielder Juan Miranda.
Vazquez's arrival allows
the Yankees to keep either
Joba Chamberlain or Phil
Hughes in the bullpen.
Cabrera had been the
Yankees' starting center
fielder for most of the last
three seasons. After losing
the job to Brett Gardner
during spring training this
year, he quickly regained
it and hit .274 with 13 hom-
ers and 68 RBIs, helping
the Yankees win the World
Series for the first time


since 2000. But he has a
.239 postseason average
with just six RBIs in 67 at-
bats.
Cabrera made $1,425,000
last season and is eligible
for free agency after the
2012 season.
"He has the ability to play
all three outfield positions,"
Braves general manager
Frank Wren said. "That
versatility really helps our
ballclub."
Logan, acquired by the
Braves from the White Sox
in the Vazquez trade last
December, was 1-1 with a
5.19 ERA in 20 relief appear-
ances.
He held left-handers to
a .231 average and figures
to fill the hole created by
the departure of Phil Coke,
who was sent to Detroit in
a deal that brought New
York center fielder Curtis
Granderson.
Atlanta had a surplus of
starting pitching after giv-
ing Tim Hudson a $28 mil-
lion, three-year contract in
November.
The trade left the
Braves with a rotation
that includes Hudson, Jair
Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson,
Derek Lowe and Kenshin
Kawakami.


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


LAKE CITY REPORTER


City utility runs on customer service


Customer ser-
vice plays a
vital role in
all aspects of
business. For
the City of Lake City,
it's no different. Since
the city has had a utility
business, officials have
strived to provide the-
best customer service
possible.
'The utilities are the
driving force,of the
business we're in," said
Nick Harwell, customer
services director. "Those
utilities represent cus-
tomers."
Harwell has been
indirectly in charge of
customer service for
more than a year and
took on the role of direc-
tor six months ago.
Customer service at city
hall has seen a drastic
change from increasing
teamwork and morale,
he said.
The department
employees also have
shifted their.focus to
ensure even more cus-
tomer satisfaction, said
Beverly Harry, customer
coordinator.
"The customer is put,
first," she said.
There are 12 employ-
ees in the customer
service department,
Harwell said. On a week-
ly basis they average 800
customers.
Harry said. the first....
rule of customer service


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Customer Service Coordirator Beverly Harry (center) and Nick Harwell, the Lake City Strategic Planning and Marketing
director, assist Debbie Van Ness. 'They're great,' Van Ness said. 'It's nice to walk in here, they're pleasant. They take care of
you.' Customer service is a vital part of the city's utility, calling it 'the driving force of the business we're in.' Customer service
representatives talk to an average of 800 customers each week.


is "treat others the way
you want to be treated."
Employees also remem-
ber to not take any
Complaint personal if a-
customer is having a bad
day.
Employees try to be
sensitive to a customer's


needs, Harwell said.
"We take time to deal
with one customer at a
time," he said.
Part of the process
of dealing with custom-
ers is making sure they
are educated about-
their services, Harwell


said; Employees are
charged with spending
an adequate amount of
time with each customer
to make sure he or she
leaves city hall with full
understanding of the
services and bill.
Each employee is also


equipped with the same
information, Harwell
added, so customers
will receive the same
consistent information
from every person in the
department.
"They're allspeakirg
the same language," he


said.
The staff are empow-
ered to handle any situ-
ation they should face,
Harry said.
"We have a wealth of
knowledge," she said.
For the future,
Harwell said he.hopes to
have a method of
payment available online
for utilities, so
customers won't always
have to make a trip to
city hall to pay their
bill.
"That's where we're
headed," he said. "It's
a possibility to have it
in place before the new
budget year."
He is also working on
revamping the bill layout
to make it a little more
customer friendly, he
said.
The department is
always listening to the
suggestions of custom-
ers to improve the qual-
ity of service, Harry
said.
SHarwell said the
department is always
working to provide the
best and most effective
assistance possible.
"I think every day we
work at it," he said.
The overall goal of the
department is "customer
satisfaction with every
transaction."
"We work very dili-
gently as a service to the
co*nununlityHarvwell ;
said. .


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-258-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN JACKIE BUIEY,
deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HELEN JACKIE BUIEY, deceased,
whose date of death was October 27,
2009; File Number 09-258-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Co-
lumbia County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is 173
NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City,
Florida 32055, The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this' notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
Sand other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY, CLAIM 'FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF .DEATH
IS BARRED. - o
The date of first publication of this
notice is: December 16, 2009.
Personal Representative:
By: /s/ Jacquelyn Buiey Williams
JACQUELYN BUIEY WILLIAMS
1203 NE Coastline Street
Lake City, Florida 32055
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
FEAGLE & FEAGLE, ATTOR-
NEYS, P.A.
By: /s/ Marlin M. Feagle
Marlin M. Feagle
Florida Bar No. 0173248
153 NE Madison Street
Post Office Box 1653
Lake City, Florida 32056-1653
386/752-7191
04536601,
December 16, 23, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
... Sec. 197.241 F.S.
'�Notice is hereby given that the Tar-'
pon IV, LLC of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
Tax Deed to be issued thereon..The
certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property
and name in which it was assessed is
as follows:
Certificate Number: 351
Year of Issuance: 2007
Description, of Property: SEC 33
TWN 2S RNG 16 PARCEL NUM-
BER 01816-005 THE N 192.64 FT
OF THE S951.37 FT OF SW 1/4 OF
.NW 1/4. ORB 463-168, 566-051,
633-694.
Name in which assessed: JEFFREY
D. SHELTON
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 25th day
of January, 2010, at 11:00A.M.
P. DEWITT CASON
CLERK OF COURTS
AMERICANS 'WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT; If you qre a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you ate hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)
955-8770.
04536611
December 16, 23, 30, 2009
January 6, 2010

:LAKE CITY REPORTER
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Legal

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the Tar-
pon IV, LLC of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property
and name in which it was assessed is
as follows:
Certificate Number: 1109
Year of Issuance: 2007
Description of Property: SEC 01
TWN 7S RNG 15 PARCEL NUM-
BER 04149-711 LOT 11 WILSON
SPRINGS COMMUNITY PHASE 2
UNRECORDED: COMM NE COR
OF SE 1/4 OF SEC 1 & RUN S
942.90 FT, S 46 DG W 48.56 FT TO
POB, CONT S 46 DG W 225 FT,
THENCE N 35 DG W 566.54 FT,
THENCE N 20 DG W 50 FT,
THENCE N 69 DG E 30 FT,
THENCE N 6 DG E 33.54 FT,.
THENCE N 69 DG E 65.34 FT,
THENCE N. 65 DG E 65.34
THENCE N 65.DG 'E 89.78 FT,
THENCE S 36 DG E 565.06 FT TO
POB. WD 1026-1566, WD 1046-
1084.
Name in which assessed: KELLY D.
DELONG
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flpri-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 25th day
of January, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.,
P. DEWITT CASON
CLERK OF COURTS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT; If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no .cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)
955-8770.
04536613
December 16, 23, 30, 2009
January 6, 2010
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the Tar-
pon IV, LLC of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property
and name in which it was assessed is
as follows:
.Certificate Number: 1128
Year of Issuance: 2007 ' '
Description of Property: SEC 13
TWN 7S RNG 16 PARCEL NUM-
BER 04193-003
E 1/2 OF E 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF NE
1/4
Name in which assessed: MICHAEL
MALDONADO & LISA AVALOS
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 25th day
of January, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.
P. DEWITT CASON
CLERK OF COURTS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT; If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)
955-8770.
04536599
December 16, 23, 30, 2009
January 6, 2010
Request For Proposals
The Union County Housing Authori-
ty is requesting proposals from quali-
fied individuals or firms for Techni-
cal Assistance. All interested persons
must be familiar with HUD regula-
tions. Proposals should be accompa-
nied by references and a resume for
consideration. The "Scope of Work"
can be obtained by contacting the
Union County Housing Authority
main office which is located at 715
West Main Street, Lake Butler, Flor-
ida 32054. Resumes, references and
proposals will be accepted until 4:00
PM December 30, 2009 and should
be sent to the Attention of the Execu-
tive Director using the above refer-
enced address.


04536579
December 15, 16, 17,.18, 19, 20, 22,
23, 2009

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Home Improvements

CARPENTER WORK
Remodeling, framing, sheetrock,
cabinets, painting, flooring,
Call Dean @ 386-965-5331

Lawn & Landscape Service

Custom Cuts Lawn & Landscape.
Customized lawn care, trimming,
sod, design. Comm'l & Res'd. Lic.
& ins. 386-719-2200 Iv msg.
New Beginnings Lawn Service
Mow, weedeat, rake. Call for
estimates on any lawn job.
386-438-9191


Legal

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the Anna
Fertic Foundation of the following
certificate has filed said certificate
for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the prop-
erty and name in which it was as-
sessed is as follows:
Certificate Number: 29
Year of Issuance: 2002
Description of Property: SEC 24
TWN 3S RNG 15 PARCEL NUM-
BER 00188-001 & 00188-005
COMM SE COR OF SEC, RUN W
2651.17 FT FOR POB, RUN N 1500
FT, W 623.80 FT, S 1500 FEET TO
S LINE OF SEC, RUN E ALONG S
LINE TO POB. ORB 772-506.
JOINS 00214-000.
Name in which assessed: TLC MIN-
ISTRIES
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at. the
Courthouse on Monday the 25th day
of January, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.
P. DEWITT CASON
CLERK OF COURTS'
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT; If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to. the. provision of.
certain assistance.. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator,'P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City,'FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two'(2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call '(800)
.955-8770.
04536598
December 16, 23, 30, 2009,
January 6, 2010 ,

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the Tar-
pon IV, LLC of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a
Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property
and name in which it was assessed is
as follows:
Certificate Number: 193
Year of Issuance: 2007
Description of Property: SEC 00
TWN 00 RNG 00 PARCEL NUM-
BER 00961-000 LOT 50, 51, 52 1&
53 UNIT 17 THREE RIVERS ES-.
TATES.
Name in which assessed: WILLIAM
STEWART
'All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 25th day
of January, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.
P. DEWITT CASON
CLERK OF COURTS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT; If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda--
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)
955-8770.
04536612
December 16,23, 30, 2009
January 6; 2010


060 Services

Home Daycare: license #
F03CO0007 & insured, food pro-
gram 441 (High Spgs/Ellisville),
Open 6:30a-7:30p 386-755-7875

too Job
Opportunities

PT ScienceTeacher needed for
private Christian School
BA required
Fax resume to: 386-755-3609

04536715
S''




Lake City's only full service hotel
is seeking the following:
BANQUET CHEF
CAFE SERVER P/T
DISHWASHER P/T
SECURITY OFFICER P/T
Apply in person.
Mon-Wed 12-5pm
213 SWCommerce Dr.
EOE/DFWP.


SUWANNEE- A


HAMILTON 2s
TECHNICAL CENTER


100 Job
SOpportunities

04535969
EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY
COLUMBIA COUNTY
Columbia County is accepting
Mechanic II applications. Pri-
mary responsibility is skilled
mechanical work in maintence
& repair on automotive, drag-
lines, trucks, tractors, graders,
bulldozers, front-end loaders,
fire & rescue vehicles & other
construction & maintence equip-
ment. Includes both gasoline &
diesel fueled apparatus. Min. re-
quirements: High School Diplo-
ma/GED, & 2 years jourenymef
level experience in automotive
mechanics, or graduation from
an approved course in the trade,
or equivalent combination of
training & experience. Valid FL
CDL Class B License required
w/in first ninety days of initial,
employment. Salary if $11.59
per hr. plus benefits. Successful.
applicant must pass pre-employ-
ment physical & drug screening.
Applications may be obtained at
Human Resources Office,
Board of County
Commissioners,
135 NE Hernando, #203, Lake
City, FL 32055, (386)719-2025,
TDD (386)758-2139 or online at
www.columbiacountyfla.com. .
Deadline: 01/08/10.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

04536549

SAVAGE

Drivers Wanted
Savage Services is seeking
professional exp, drivers for the
S Lake City facility.
Class A CDL with HAZMAT &
Tanker endorsements required.
* Competitive Pay
* Complete Benefit
Package including
401K
* Home Everyday
* Paid Holidays and
Vacations
* Quarterly Incentive
Bonus
Only serious applicants need
apply in person at:
Florida Crown Career
Center*
1389 WHwy 90, Ste. 170:
Lake City, Florida.
� Liarlw acri'nos Frthlorida
Highway Patrol Station

04536756
NOW HIRING
Cashiers & Baggers for High
Springs fruit & gift stores.
Apply in Person at Florida
Citrus Center (Chevron)
18603 NW CR 236, High
Springs (exit 404 & 1-75)
BLUE JEAN JOB $ CASH $
Seeking sharp go getters, Able to
TRAVEL USA. Demo chemical
products. Good people skills &
enjoy working in a Rock-n-Roll
Environment. Call Kelly
1-800-201-3293.9am-6pm.
Must start Immediately!

Mystery Shoppers earn up to
$100 per day. Under cover shop-
pers needed to judge retail &
dining establishments. Experience
NOT req'd. Calll- 888-697-6576.


120 Medical
20 Employment


04536638
RN NEEDED
The �lealth Center of Lake City
has an opening for an RN with
good assessment skills.
Excellent Salary.
EOE/ADA/Drug Free
Workplace. Apply in
person or send resume to:
The Health Center
of Lake City
560 SW McFarlane Ave.
Lake City, FL 32025

MADISON COUNTY Memori-
al Hospital Now Hiring:
Case Manager
Laboratory Director
Laboratory Technologists
Respiratory Therapists
RN's & LPN's
Please contact (850)253-1906


DENTAL ASSISTANT needed
F/T position Mon,- Fri 9-5.
Salary based on experience.
Fix resume to: 386-752-3122

To place your
classified ad call

755-5440
rygzn =IMAM Affi~r


120 Medical
120 Employment

04536747




MERIDIAN
BEHAVIORAL
HEALTHCARE
Lake City
PRN/ On-Call Needs :
Psych Exp RN
Varying Shifts
LPN
Varying-Shifts
Children's Outpatient
Program Manager
Lake City
Mental Health & Substance
Abuse
Adult Case Managers
Lake City
Exp w/ SPMI population
Foster Parents Needed
Please visit our website
Sfor more details

www.mbhci.org
to see our current needs and
online applications
EOE, DFWP


240 Schools&
240 Education

04536763
Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training
offers courses for both
beginners & experienced
* Nursing Assistant, $429
Next class-01/04/09
* Phlebotomy national
certification,
$800 next class-01/23/09
* Pharm Tech national
certification
$900 next class-01/26/09.
* Continuing education

Fees incl. books,
supplies, exam fees.
Call 386-755-4401 or
expresstrainineservices.com

Wanted Career
Motivated Students!
If you are seeking a new career in
a high demand field, then' get your
Degree or Certificate in Logistics
& Supply Chain Management!
Instant scholarships available for
qualified students. Classes start
01/06/2009, call Lake City Com-
munity Cpllege, (386) 754-4492.


310 Pets & Supplies

'Apricot TOY POODLE CKC
(w/papers), shots & health cert.,
S hold w/dep. til Christmas,
8wks -12/18 $400. 386-719-4900.
BEVERLY HILLS Chihuahua
look a like ,Female white. $200.
Cannot keep due to illness.
Has papers. 386-755-0340
Female Poodle
White $400. Cannot keep
due to illness. Haslpapers.
386-755-0340
PUBLISHER'S NOTE
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
certificate from a licensed
veterinarian documenting they
have mandatory shots and are
free from intestinal and external
parasites. Many species of wild-
life must be licensed by Florida
Fish and Wildlife. If you are
unsure, contact the local
office for information.
WANTED FREE Miniature
Poodle age 8wks to 18 months.
Will have 'loving home with senior
couple:386-719-4827


401 Antiques

ANTIQUES WANTED
Furn.; China, Silver, Glassware,
Costume Jewelry & Gold. 35 years
exp. Cash Pd. Pete. 386-963-2621


402 Appliances
UPRIGHT FREEZER.
Frost Free $165. 00
or best offer. Please call
386-754-9295 or 386-984-0387.
WHITE ELECTRIC stove. GE
works well & looks good.
$135.00 or best offer. Please call .
386-754-9295 or 386-984-0387.


410 Lawn & Garden
Equipment
New and Used Tractors
Zero turn mowers, lawn
maintenance equipment & trailers.
386-758-2315


New Home Sales


Consultant Wanted

Excellent Commission Based

Pay and Benefits

Fax Resume to 509-756-2869

or email mh newhomeiobs@vahoo.com


SMaronda Homes
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CLASSIFIED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009


419 TV-Radio &
Recording
TV. 57" Zenith. High
Definition. Flat screen
projector. $450.
386-365-3212


420 Wanted to Buy
K&H TIMBER
We Buy Pine Hardwood
Cypress. Large or small tr
Call 386-961-1961.
We Buy Junk: cars, truck
tractors, trailers, scrap mi
AC's and batteries. NO Mv
Call 386-965-1423 or 365

430 Garage Sales
PUBLISHER'S NOT
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.


440 Miscellaneous
4 Aluminum wheels.
265/75 R16 w/tires; 6 lug p
Chevrolet Escalade Stock:
386-365-1075

450 Good Things
4 to Eat
The Nutcracker We buy ai
Cracked & shelled Peca
Pinemount Rd (252, Tayloi
2738 CR 252 W. Robert T
386-963-4138 or 961-14

630 Mobile Homes
for Rent


2& 3br off 252 in Suwan
County. No pets (horses
1st month & deposit.
386-961-1482. "


2BR/2BA SWMH.
$600. mo + $600 security di
386-397-2619 or
386-365-1243


3BR/2BA Double.wid,
$650 a month. 1st,'& secu
Please call 386-397-261!
386-365-1243.


4BR/2BA MH $600 m
1st, last and $400 dep. No
Available on Jan. 1st.
386- 288-4029


FREE ELECTRIC! Am
utilities. Nice 3br/2ba i
Branford area. $650.m7
386-590-0642 or 867-18


FREE RENT 1st month. Sp
3br/2ba MH. Quiet park. S
pets ok. $500. move in. $57
RENTED
Late Model Mobile Homes
area. 2br/lba from $400 & 3
from $500 Includes wate
sewer. No Pets! 386-961-(


Nice 4b/2ba on 3 ac. 3 mi out Ft
White, off CR 18. Niblack Ave.
New CH/A. porch. $750. mo plus
dep. no pets 386-497-1144. Jerry'
VERY CLEAN 2b/2ba. Covered
patio, front & back. No pets. State
Rd 100 @ Union County line.
$600 month. Call 904-966-0765.
Why Rent when you can own?
Beautiful Lake Harper Villas MHP
Near Publix & Walmart. Own as
little as $450. mo. Rentals availa-
ble from $350. mo. Call now, .
move in tomorrow 386-344-0830
640 Mobile Homes .
Sfor Sale
04 PALM 2000sf. 3br/2ba (Never
lived in) Was $88K now $60K.
$450mo w/$3200 cash. First Home
Buyer. Plywood floors, Smart
Panel lap siding, (2) patio doors,
office retreat. Includes: Del & Set.
Gary Hamilton (386)758-9824
CASH FOR CLUNKERS-
$5,000 for any mobile
home older than 1990.
Palm Harbor is distributing limited
time Stimulus to all Florida
Mobile Home owners.
800-622-2832 ext 210


640( Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
FORECLOSURE - 4 Bedroom
on Half Acre. $3000 down, $500.
mo. Call Jared @ 386-719-5560
jm_martin23@yahoo.com


We will build and Beat any
MODULAR Floor Plan!
Have two with land included.
Save $$$ Thousands.
d & Call Jared @ 386-719-5560
acts. jm_martin23@yahoo.com
1999 Repo. Great Shape 24X48
:ks, 3br Doublewide Set-up on
metal, your land. $21,900.
lH's Call Jared @ 386-719-5560
-4879 jm_martin23@yahoo.com
FOR SALE
2001 28X40 onl acre. $59,900
Call Jared @ 386-719-5560
jm_martin23@yahoo.com
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65d Mobile Home
& Land
1800 s.f..Man. Home, 4bd/2ba,
plus retreat/office. 2 porches,
walks, concrete foundation, appli.,
plywood w/ ceramic floors, metal
roof, 5 acres, corner lot (treed),
'attem Horses ok, Call Gary Hamilton
$250. (386) 758-9824. Poss. owner
finance. $119K.
Owner.Financing. Large. MH
w/3.32 acres. South of Lake City.
Small down & $850mo.
nd sell 386-590-0642 /867-1833
ns.
yvile) 710 Unfurnished Apt.
aylor For Rent
420
! LUXURY HOMES-!
* NEW *
nee 2 BEDROOMS
K) !!! $649 per mo.!

$299 MOVES YOU IN
deposit. FREE RENT

* 200 FREE CHANNELS
eri. BAHAMA CRUISE
urity.
Sor 386-754-1800

o. ,!!Sister Properties!!
pets !One BR $499!

all !Two BR$525!
in (Accepting Secion 8)
0. POOL
133 386-758-8029
spacious (Bad Credit OK)
mall
5. mo. $400 MOVES YOU IN!
1 or 2 BR apts. and
.Q t 2 or 3 BR Mobile Homes
.urita (386) 755-2423


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2br Apt.-in town.
Great location.
$500. mo plus deposit.
386-344-2972
2BR/1.5BA DUPLEX w/garage.
Luxury Apt. 5 min from VA
Hospital and Timco.
386-755-4590 or 365-5150
CONDO for rent. $750 mo.
w/$750 deposit. 2br/1.5ba
screened porch. Walking dis-
tance to shopping. 386-752-7578
Great location W of 1-75, spacious
new 2BR/2BA apts., garage, W/D
hook up. patio. $600 and up, phis
'SD, 386-466-7392 or 965-0276'
LARGE TOWNHOUSE APT
2 story townhouse apt. 2br/1.5ba,
Ig master br, very conveniently
located in central Lake City on
McFarlane. WD hookup w/plenty
of storage. Quiet. Pets under
201b allowed w/pet dep.
(386)752-7781 or/397-5880
Nice-Apt.Jdowntown. Remodeled,
kit., (1) bd, ba, Iv, din. & xtra rm.'
Ref. req. $450.00 mo & sec. 386-
362-8075 or 386-754-2951.


710 Unfurnished Apt.
7 For Rent
Now Available Immaculate
completely tiled, 2br/lba Duplex
w/garage. all electric. AC, washer
/dryer hook up dishwasher, patio
area. $650. mo. 386-397-2108
352-377-7652 or 352-514-2332.
Studios & 1Br's from $125 week.
Utilities & cable incl. Full size
kitchen, fridge & Tange.
386-752-2741 or 352-538-0292
Updated apartments w/tile floors
& fresh paint. Excellent location.
From $525 plus security
Call Michelle 386-752-9626

720 Furnished Apts.
S For Rent I
Country Living. Furnished Effi-
ciency Park Model Trailers. $500
per month all utilities provided.
Call 386-961-8540/386-755-4945
"The Apartment Alternative"
NO Lease, NO Deposits, ROOMS
Utilities, Cable, WI-FI, maid,
micro-fridge, phone, Pool.
24 hour office, laundry & vending
Motel 6 (386)755-4664
Wk 1 prs. $169., 2 ppl $179 + tax

730 Unfurnished
7 Home For Rent
3BR/2BA BRICK home for rent.
Nice subdivision w/large lot.
Close to town. $750. mo
plus security 386-752-2063
3BR/2BA BRICK Home
in town. $850/mo.
$500. security deposit.
386-365-8721
A 4BR 2BA HUD Home!
ONLY $215/mo!! ,
5%dn 15yrs @ 8%apr for listings'
800-366-9783 ext 7782
Charming 3bd/2ba home near
Downtown. No pets.
$850/mo.
864-517-0522.
Forest Country S/D 2br/2ba.
Brick, w/2 car garage. Lawn
service incl. Great school district.
Screened in patio: 1 Yr lease req'd.
No pets. $1,100 mo. 386-752-6082
House for Rent.Everything new.
4br/2ba plus study. Carport, great
location. $1100. mo. last +
sec.386-867-2283
SOwner Financing 3br/lba near
elementary school in LC.
Small down,$575. mo.
386-867-1833 or 590-0642
Rural beauty and privacy near
I-10/US90 NW of Live Oak. 3BR,
2Ba, $725/mo. Optional pasture
available. (626) 512-5374
750 Business &
Office Rentals
For Rent. 24X30 storgae bldg. lo-
cated off US 90 behind "Right way
Automotive". $250. mo. has elec.
but for storage only. 386-755-2475
Office Space For Rent near down-
town Lake City. Single offices or
whole Building. - Very affordable.
Please Call 386-628-2228
Office Space located at Oakhill
Plaza on Hwy 41. 900 sqft.
$650/mo. plus tax.
Call Tom 386-961-1086
Retail Space
Heavy traffic area
800 Sf. & 1600 Sqft.
Call for quotes 1-800-342-0135

770 Condos For Rent
3BR/2BA Excellent location, close
to town, pool, no pets. Ref. req'd
$1000 mo, $1000 dep.
386-752-9144 (daytime),
752-2803 or 397-3500 after 5pm
St. Augustine Beach 3 Br 1600 sf.
Weekends/weekly/monthly
Nice, clean & affordable
Call 386-961-1961 or 758-7560


805 Lots for Sale
PUBLISHER'S NOTE
All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the fair
housing act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
disability, familial status or nation-
al origin; or any intention to make
such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of chil-
dren under the age of 18. This
newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real es-
tate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby in-'
formed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are availa-
ble on an equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination call
HUD toll free at. 1-800-669-9777,
the toll free
telephone number to the hearing
impaired is 1-800-927-9275.


810 Home for Sale
1800 s.f..Man. Home, 4bd/2ba,
plus retreat/office. 2 porches,
Walks, concrete foundation, appli.,
plywood w/ ceramic floors, metal
roof, 5 acres, comer lot (treed).
Horses ok, Call Gary Hamilton
(386) 758-9824. Poss. owner
finance. $119K.


3/2 2000+sf on .5acre built 2007
many extras, stonehenge S/D,
privacy fence, sprink. sale/rent/
lease. $185k. 850-380-0275

820 Farms &
AAcreage
10 acres. Owner Financed
Well, septic, power pole
SDeas Bullard BKL Properties.
386-752-4339 www.landnfl.con0 m

0 Out of Town
840 Property
Steinhatchee River-Dixie County
1/2 ac. w/remodeled 3br MH.
Lg trees, walk to River. Has rental
income! $89,000. (352)498-2687


930 Motorcycles
4 Wheeler Yamafia Raptor 2002
6600RR. Loaded, New engine. Big
Bore $2,200. Also, 2006 Suzuki
GSX -R1000. 2200 mi. Like new
$6,500. 386-365-3212

952 Vans & Sport
/-5 Util. Vehicles
2000 Chevy Blazer LT
58,000 Miles, new tires, fully
powered, showroom condition.
$5,800. Call 386-623-3417
2007 Dodge Caravan
13,200 miles
$16,500
Call 386-965-3075


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CADILLAC CTS 3.6L.......................$14,178 2007
CADILLAC XLR............................ $73,055 2007
CHEVROLET COBALT LT ...........................$11,956 2007
CHEVROLET COBALT LT.........................$8,988 2004
CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT........................... $10,948 2007
CHEVROLET HHR LT...... ..........................$13,894 2009
CHEVROLET IMPALA LT............. ........ $13,999 2006
CHEVROLETSILVERADO ... ...............................$23,615 :2006
CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LS.................$8,898 :2009'
CHEVROLET TAHOE LT. ....................... $23,467 :2008
FORD EDGE LIMITED................................$31,872 2007
FORDESCAPELIMITED.............................$13,235 2007
FORD F-350LARIAT4X4............. ............... $18,369 :2006
FORD FOCUS SES............................. $11,558 2008
FORD FUSION HYBRID..........................$27,757 2007
GMC SIERRA 1500.............................$8,011 2007


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HYUNDAI SONATA GLS.............................$10,893
KIA SEDONA............... .........................$10,584
MAZDA CX-9 TOURING...........................$21,004
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS GS...................$9,988
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS PRESIDENTIAL.$7,782
NISSAN 350Z TOURING..........................$23,212


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ARMADA SE............................$29,775
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FRONTIER SE...........................$15,985
MAXIMA 3.5 SL........................$17,994
PATHFINDER W/.3RD ROW.........$14,784
TITAN LE 4X4 ..............................$25,771
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