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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Publication Date: January 7, 2011
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Officials reject tubing resolution

decide to send
letter to DEP
agonzalez@lakecityreporter. corn
The Columbia
County Board of County
Commissioners voted unan-
imously against a resolution
to ban tubing on the north
end of the Ichetucknee
River Thursday. The board
instead opted to send letter
to the FloridaDepartment of
Environmental Protection,

asking it to handle the mat-
The resolution, pre-
sented by Jim Stevenson
- a former naturalist for
the Florida State Park
Service and coordinator
for the Ichetucknee Spring
Working Group was
rejected because, as Jody
Dupree, chairman of the
board, explained, "Nowhere
in your letter is there any
science to prove your state-
ments. If there was scien-
tific proof to your claims, as
you said you have lots of, I
would support your resolu-

tion immediately."
Board commissioner
Ronald Williams agreed, but
after hearing Stevenson's
presentation he was more
sympathetic to the resolu-
tion. "If what he is saying
is true about water being
low and the destruction of
the river, then something
needs to be done," said
Several people spoke in
support of Stevenson's res-
olution, which he said was
aimed at restoring the north
end of the Ichetucknee.
According to Stevenson,

tubing in the shallow water
at the north end has caused
turbidity and hurt growth
of vegetation.
Stevenson spoke of his
past and the history of the
river during his opening
statements, restating the
path the Ichetucknee has
taken-since the late 1970s.
In 1978, there was a limit
imposed of 3,000 people tub-
ing per day in the river. In
1983, the limit was altered
to allow only 1,500 people
in the north side of the river
TUBING continued on 3A

Fort White residents George Baldwin (left) and Frank
Sedmera look on as county commissioners discuss a
resolution on tubing in the Ichetucknee River on Thursday.




Classes for a

new semester

start at FGC

agonzalez@lakecityreporter. corn
Thursday marked the first day
of school in 2011 at Florida
Gateway College, and stu-
dents lined the halls of the
college as classes returned.
According to preliminary reports from
the admissions office, more than 3,000
students have signed up for the spring
semester at FGC. With classes still in
the drop/add time period, this number
should change before the end of the
coming week, with the numbers expect-
ed to rise rather than remain stagnant or
Pat Peterson, a "60-plus years-old"
woman enrolled in the cosmetology pro-
gram, shared her excitement to be part
of the education offered by FGC. "I came
here previously to see what the school
was like," said Peterson. "It's just fantas-
tic. The programs are great, and the staff
are all very professional."
Peterson is attending her first course
at FGC this spring, and said she was
very excited to begin the cosmetology
'The people here at the college are
all very courteous and wonderful, and I
look forward to this year," said Peterson.
Several non-traditional students, like

SCHOOL continued on 3A

Lake City Reporter
ABOVE: Brian Lloyd
(top), 21, helps lib-
eral arts major Joseph
Dolby, 18, look for text-
books at the bookstore.

LEFT: Kaitlin Bowen,
16, shows her Florida
Gateway College stu-
dent identification card
after posing for her
picture at the Student
Activities Office.

Columbia IDA

gets new name,

economic panel

Transition plan
goes into effect
January 12.
The Columbia County
Industrial Development
Authority officially became
a county department, along
with a new name and a newly
created economic develop-
ment board Thursday.
The Columbia
County Board of County
Commissioners unanimous-
ly adopted the IDA transi-
tion plan, which named the
entity the Columbia County
Economic Development
Department, for a transi-
tion effective Jan. 12 at its
regular meeting.
Creating a nine-member
economic development
board comprised of seven
citizens and two commis-
sioners was unanimously
approved by the board. In
the motion, the commis-
sion approved that the eco-
nomic development board
also act as the IDA board,
since Florida statute gives
the IDA board authority
to issue industrial revenue
"Those same board
members wear both hats,"
said Commissioner Ron
Commissioners Rusty
DePratter and Stephen
Bailey 'were appointed to
serve on the economic
development board, which

will act without them when
the board serves as the
IDA board.
The commission unani-
mously approved that any
current IDA board mem-
ber wishing to serve on
the economic development
board be seated on it.
"I'm not for kicking the
members of the IDA to the
curb," Ron Williams said.
Applications will be
accepted for any unfilled
board positions and will be
presented to the commis-
sion at its Feb. 3 meeting.
Dale Williams, county
manager, said one the
benefits of creating a new
board was that it would not
be limited to industrial proj-
ects only. Also, county com-
missioners could serve on
a new board.
The economic develop-
ment board will only make
recommendations, he said.
Beginning the process
to amend the Columbia
County Administrative
Code to reflect the new
department was also unan-
imously approved by the
Other changes within
the transition plan include
that the department be
governed by Florida stat-
ute and county policy and
the department's annual
financial report be included
in the county's combined
audit. The IDA budget the
commission adopted for
the 2010 to 2011 fiscal year,
IDA continued on 3A

Porter named to energy, agriculture committees

House Speaker
appoints Lake City
legislator to panels.
tbritt@lakecityreporter. com
State Rep. Elizabeth Porter
(R.-Lake City, District 11) has
been appointed to serve on sev-
eral committees that may have
an economic and employment
impact on the area.
Porter was assigned to
the State Affairs Committee,
Federal Affairs subcommittee,
Energy and Utilities subcom-
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mittee, Agriculture and Natural
Resources subcommittee and
the Agriculture and Natural
Resources Appropriations sub-
SPorter said
1 all of the sub-
are under the
State Affairs
.' "I am very
pleased with
Porter my committee
assignments," Porter said. "I
think it's good for the district,
good for promoting business and
hopefully bringing some jobs to

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the area. We're such a big agri-
cultural area in particular and
those assignments are very excit-
The announcement indicating
which committees Porter would
serve on was made Wednesday.
House Speaker Dean Cannon
appointed Porter to serve on the
Porter said she is grateful that
the House leadership appointed
her to those positions because
those were the appointments she
'These are not insubstantial
committees, they're very valu-
able to our communities and our

district, so I certainly appreciate
the speaker giving me the oppor-
tunity to be an integral part of
these committees," she said.
Committee meetings are slated
to begin next week and the regu-
lar legislative session will con-
vene on March 8.
As a member of the Agriculture
and Natural Resources
Appropriations subcommittee,
Porter said the group will take
up the topic of the budget and
how the budget is appropriated
under the agriculture and natural
resources area.
She said the Energy and
Utilities subcommittee, as well

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as the Federal Affairs subcom-
mittee, are both policy subcom-
mittees, rather than dealing with
"Hopefully, I'll bring a whole
lot of improvements for our area
by serving on these commit-
tees," Porter said.
"I have the fortunate opportu-
nity to have a lot of friends and
acquaintances on these commit-
tees that I already have close
relationships with, and I think
that will be very beneficial to
addressing the needs of North
Florida as opposed to every-
thing going to South Florida,"
she said.

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Perry to guest on 'How I Met Your Mother'


Grammy-nominated pop
star Katy Perry will
guest star on an epi-
sode of CBS' hit com-
edy "How I Met Your
The network announced Thursday
that Perry will play the naive, beauti-
ful cousin of Zoey, played by Jennifer'
Morrison. CBS didn't say when the
episode will air.
The series stars Josh Radnor,
Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris,
Alyson Hannigan and Cobie .
Smulders. It airs Mondays at 8 p.m.
CBS' announcement comes on
the heels of Perry picking up two
trophies Wednesday at the People's
Choice Awards. She won as favorite
female artist and favorite online sen-

Judge dismisses
conviction of Stern
Thursday dismissed the drug con-
spiracy convictions of the late Anna
Nicole Smith's boyfriend-lawyer
Howard K Stern and her psychia-
trist, allowing only one conviction to
remain against the physician while
reducing it to a misdemeanor.
Superior Court Judge Robert
Perry found that Stern never had the
intent to defraud when he used his
name and others to protect Smith's
privacy when he obtained prescrip-
tions for her.
Perry also found that psychiatrist
Khristine Eroshevich was acting out
of concern for Smith and cited her
long career and service to the com-
munity in deciding to sentence her
to no more than one year of proba-
tion and a $100 fine for obtaining one
Vicodin prescription under a false

CBS said Grammy-nominated pop star Katy Perry will guest star on an episode
of its hit comedy 'How I Met Your Mother.' The network announced Thursday that
Perry will play the naive, beautiful cousin of Zoey.

Jaime Pressly arrested
for drunken driving
Authorities in California said actress
Jaime Pressly has been arrested in
Santa Monica for investigation of
driving under the influence of alco-
Lt Darrell Lowe said the co-star of
TVs "My Name is Earl" was stopped
for a traffic violation around 11 p.m.

Wednesday and booked on suspicion
.of DUI but he did not release any
details. Lowe said no traffic collision
was involved.
Pressly's blood-alcohol level wasn't
immediately released.
The Los Angeles County sheriff's
website said the 33-year-old actress-
model spent the night in jail and was
released Thursday morning after
posting $15,000 bail.

* Associated Press

Celebrity Birthdays

* Author William Peter Blatty
is 83.
* Country singer Jack
Greene is 81.
* Pop musician Paul Revere
is 73.
* Singer Kenny Loggins is
* Singer-songwriter Marshall
Chapman is 62.
* Actress Erin Gray is 61.

* Actor Sammo Hung is 59.
* Actor David Caruso is 55.
* "CBS Evening News"
anchor Katie Couric is 54.
* Country singer David Lee
Murphy is 52.
* Rock musician Kathy
Valentine (The Go-Go's) is
* Actor David Marciano is

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In addition to its Tuesday appearance in Tallahassee, the
Columbia High .School marching band made at least one other
appearance in a Florida governor's inaugural parade, playing at
former Governor LeRoy Collins' inauguration in 1954.

Panel: Gulf oil spill
could happen again

Disasters like the explosion
of the Deepwater Horizon
rig could happen again
without significant reform,
according to the conclusions
of a presidential panel that
described systemic prob-
lems within the offshore oil
and gas industry and gov-
ernment regulators who
oversee it.
In a 48-page excerpt of
its final report obtained
Wednesday by The
Associated Press, the compa-
nies involved in the nation's
largest offshore oil spill once
again blamed each other for
the failures.
The full report is due to
the president Jan. 11. But
key questions will remain,
namely: Why didn't a hulk-
ing piece of equipment that
sat at the wellhead and was
supposed to choke off the
flow of oil in the event of a
blowout do its job? Federal
investigators analyzing the
blowout preventer at a NASA
facility in New Orleans aren't
expected to finish until
The Justice Department
continues its own investi-
gation, as does a joint U.S.
Coast Guard-Bureau of
Ocean Energy Management,
Regulation and Enforcement
The oil spill commission
said poor decisions led to
technical problems that con-
tributed to the April 20 acci-
dent that killed 11 people and
led to more than 200 million
gallons of oil spewing from
BP's well a mile beneath the
Gulf of Mexico. Inquiries
by BP and Congress have
found the same.

Man charged with
pair of killings

KENDALL A 21-year-
old is accused of killing his
neighbor and a mechanic

This file photo shows the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning
after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, off the southeast tip
of Louisiana. Decisions intended to save time and money cre-
ated an unreasonable amount of risk that triggered the largest
offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a disaster that could happen
again without significant reforms by industry and government,
the presidential panel investigating the BP blowout concluded

because he thought they
made homosexual advanc-
es toward. him.
Matthew E. Guzman was
arrested Jan. 2 on burglary
charges and charged a day
later with two counts of
first-degree murder. He is
being held without bail in a
Miami-Dade County jail.
Guzman is accused of
shooting 46-year-old Paul
Barrow in the head Dec. 16
at his auto store. Police said
Guzman thought Barrow
had looked at him in an
"inappropriate manner."
He is also suspected of
killing 64-year-old Harry
Ray on Nov. 18. Police said
Guzman knocked on Ray's
door, asked to use the bath-
room, then shot Ray sev-
eral times.
Police said Guzman
thought Ray had made
homosexual advances that
left him "no choice but to
shoot the victim."

Captain gets
award for rescue

Florida Keys tow boat cap-
tain is being recognized by
the Coast Guard for help-
ing rescue a woman injured
when a barracuda leaped
into her kayak.
Tow captain Kevin
Freestone was given the
Coast Guard's Public
Service Commendation
Award on Wednesday in
Marathon for his actions
last October. Freestone
was able to maneuver his
boat into shallow waters
where Coast Guard vessels
could not go. He brought
the injured woman on
board and took her to a
local marina where she was
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TUBING: Resolution lacks scientific documentation

Continued From Page LA

and 1,500 people from the
middle. Stevenson added
that in 1989 that limitation
was once again adjusted
to allow only 750 people
entrance at the northern
part of the river and 2,250
people at the middle.
"It has been 21 years
since we have taken the
initiative to protect this
river, and I believe we need
to do it once more," said
Stevenson. He would like
to ban tubing at the north
end of the Ichetucknee
permanently, instead let-
ting all tubing to begin at
the river's midpoint
Board commissioner
Scarlet Frisina said she
had mixed emotions about
the resolution.
"The resolution before
us doesn't speak towards
the science of it at all,"
she said. "Though I am in
support of protecting what
we have down there, if you
had a resolution to the
facts of why it should be
closed down for scientific
reasons, I would support
it. Right now, I cannot"
Stevenson claimed to
have scientific studies,
reporting that there was a
"direct correlation between
turbidity and tubers on the
river." He added that stud-
ies had been in effect since
the 1980's, and that in 2010
there were more studies
being conducted, on the
Ichetucknee, than at any
other spring in the United
George Baldwin of Fort
White, Merrillee Gipson

County Commissioner Ron Williams gestures as he shares his ideas during the Columbia
County Commission meeting Thursday.

of Fort White and Jacqui
Sulek of Fort White spoke
in support of Stevenson's
Baldwin said he was in
support of the resolution,
believing that tubers and
youth have almost ruined
the ecosystem in the
Ichetucknee. "There is a
substantial litter problem
in the northern part of the
river as well," he said.
Sulek said she personal-
ly saw the effects that the
tubers brought to the river,
with clear waters turning
muddy and murky.
"This resolution will
only involve the moving of
750 people to the middle

section of the river, and
it will benefit our natural
resources as well as kay-
akers and paddlers that
won't go to the river dur-
ing the summer months,"
she said.
Concerns regard-
ing traffic safety at the
north end had also been
raised, but again Dupree
said there was no docu-
mentation supporting the
"Nothing is going to
happen to protect the
Ichetucknee unless the
community wants it to
happen," Stevenson said.
"Leaving things in the
hands of a bureaucrat

having to deal with a con-
troversial subject, that's
like trying to get a cat to
Williams submitted a
motion for the board to
write a letter to the DEP,
urging them to handle
the matter. Frisina sec-
onded the motion, and a
unanimous vote passed it,
leaving Stevenson's reso-
lution dismissed.
As Stevenson exited the
building, he said, "If they
want to see the studies, I
have a stack of them. I'm
just not sure they want to
look through all of that,
so I will wait before I
send it."

Scott, Michelle Rhee

announce partnership

Associated Press

Scott and former D.C. pub-
lic schools chief Michelle
Rhee visited a South Florida
charter school Thursday to
announce a partnership and
tout their student-focused
education agendas.
Rhee was on Scott's edu-
cation transition team, and
the new governor said she
would continue to serve
Florida as an informal edu-
cation adviser.
At Florida International
Academy in Opa-locka, Rhee
said she made Florida the
first state to partner with
her new nonprofit education
organization, StudentsFirst,
because Scott shares her
focus on improving teacher
quality, on giving parents and
students more options and
on school accountability.

"I believe that he has
the courage and the
vision, unlike a lot of lead-
ers across this country, to
actually make those three
things a priority," Rhee told
parents, teachers and stu-
dents at the school, which
once was considered a fail-
ing school but is now an
A school under the state's
school grading system.
"You all in Florida are
poised, under his leader-
ship, to really change the
face of public education,"
Rhee said.
Scott said he wants to
give Florida parents and
students more choices
in education to meet the
learning needs of each
individual student. That
includes school vouchers
for low-income students,
and Scott said he would
support expanding vouch-
ers to more children.

IDA: Changes adopted
Continued From Page 1A

which is about $540,000,
will be the new depart-
ment's budget.
At the end of the meet-
ing, Ron Williams thanked
Gina Reynolds, IDA deputy
director, for the economic
development Work she has
done for Columbia County.
Reynolds was recently
hired as the new chief exec-
utive officer for Florida's
Heartland Regional
Economic Development

Initiative Inc.
Reynolds thanked both
the county and Jim Poole,
IDA executive director,
whom she credited as her
mentor. She said she will
still be a "rural advocate" for
Columbia County in her new
"I will continue serv-
ing this area as well and all
three RACEC (Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern)
areas," Reynolds said.

SCHOOL: Admission for adults and parents reach high numbers, officials say

Continued From Page 1A

Peterson, are part of the
educational programs this
year at FGC, said Charles
'Hall,' the scho'61's piesi-
"We have more than 600
students from the seven
high schools in the FGC
district taking classes in
the dual-enrollment pro-
gram this semester," said
The five' counties that
make up the FGC district
are Baker, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist and Union.
Hall said that the high
schools in these counties
have been participating
heavily in the dual-enroll-
ment programs, and that
he was excited to see such

young students aiming so
high at such an early point
in their lives.
ThoIugIh the nuiAmbers
are continuously growing
for dual-enrolled students,
admission for adults and
parents are also reaching
high numbers this semes-
ter at FGC, said Hall.
"My hat certainly goes
off to people who work
during the day, have fami-
lies, and still make time to
come to school and further
their education," he said.
The 2011 school year at
FGC may be in it's begin-
ning stages, but there
are many things planned
already for the year, Hall
said. Several projects

are near completion at
the school, including the
construction of the new
library/media center on
campus, that will be open
to the public as well as
students enrolled in the
"The program was start-
ed to build this library
last year," said Hall. 'We
are looking forward to it's
completion to be around
the end of May."
The new building will
be approximately 37,000
square feet, and will be
split into two depart-
ments, said Hall. One
side of the building will
be dedicated to the col-
lege/public library, which




will serve residents from
eastern Columbia County
and western Baker County.
The other side will house
the media department of
FGC and provide state-of-
the-art equipment, he said.
'The building is going
to be beautiful," said Hall,

adding that there will be
several windows over-
looking the forested side
of the campus, giving visi-
tors a splendid view while
2011 will also feature
the final planning stages
for several four-year pro-

grams at FGC, expected
to be available to students
in 2012, said Hall.
"The year has begun,
and watching the stu-
dents on campus going
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Did President
Barack Obama's
stimulus actually
work? It depends
on which numbers
you're looking at.
The number you need to
look at is the spending multi-
plier. And the multiplier shows
that the stiniulus isn't working.
In estimating the impact of
the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009,
ciphers in the Obama admin-
istration came up with a high-
end multiplier of 1.5 that is,
$1.50 of growth for every.$1
of government money spent.
That's good, right?
Only if it were true.
Historically, the multiplier is
more like .7 a figure agreed
upon by the International-
Monetary Fund and other dis-
tinguished economists.
The back-and-forth debate
about whether Obama's stimu-
lus package actually worked
could be described as a tennis
match, but it wouldn't be accu-
rate. At least tennis can be fun
to watch.
Two leading economists
actually called the game back
in July, publishing a paper
provocatively titled ''How the
Great Recession Was Brought
to an End."
No, we didn't realize it was
over then, either.
Part of their argument is
that the hundreds of billions in
allocated government spending
has managed to nudge down a
few economic indicators.
It just doesn't look as dra-
matic, some say, because of
initial estimates on the state of
the economy if there wasn't
a stimulus, things would be a
lot worse.
Spare us.
That glass-half-full approach
to economic analysis hasn't
been selling among rank-and-
file Americans whose glasses
have been empty for some
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Navy reliving 'Tailhook' scandal

Remember 'Tailhook,"
the organization of
carrier pilots, mili-
tary contractors and
others whose con-
vention antics, including alle-
gations of sexual assault and
further outrageous behavior,
not' only scandalized the Navy
but also shook it to its founda-
tions back in the early 1990s?
Well, here we go, again in a
service that just doesn't seem
to get it.
Navy officials have
announced that they will
investigate an incident in
which videos lampooning
gays were broadcast over
closed circuit television on
the nuclear gem of the ocean,
the USS Enterprise aircraft
The video reportedly por-
trays simulated masturba-
tion, slurs against gays and
a scene that mimics women
taking a shower together.
The star of what appar-
ently only can be described
as demeaning and tasteless
was not some juvenile com-
mon seaman but the ship's
executive officer at the time
with the improbable name of
Owen Honors.
He is, to no one's surprise,
right out of the Tailhook
tradition, a graduate of the
famous swashbuckling Top
Gun school for fighter jocks.
More importantly Honors
was until relieved recently,
the captain in charge of the
Good grief!
Most disturbing is the fact
that the videos were made
back in 2006 and 2007 and
are now just coming to light,
thanks to the Virginian Pilot,
the Norfolk newspaper close-
ly attuned to naval matters,
military and civilian.
The newspaper said anony-
mous crewmembers reported
they had raised concern


Dan K.Thomasson
about the videos at the time
they were aired but were
given the brush off.
Once again, why is anyone
surprised at this?
The Navy is a service
whose mistakes have most
often been left at sea and who
took far longer to change its
culture than the other armed
When the Army and Air
Force were promoting
African Americans and other
minorities to important posts,
the Navy was still treating
them as mess stewards.
That they would be slower'
to accept gays is not star-
tling, but to actively deride
them despite the "don't ask,
don't tell" policies?
If the facts in this matter
turn out to be as reported,
it raises the most serious
question: What in the world
is the Navy thinking when it
puts men or women with this
faulty judgment in command
or second in command of one
of America's most important
For crying out loud, this is
a serious breach of respon-
sibility. Capt. Honors now
faces, or at least he-should,
an end to his career.
A dishonorable discharge
would not be out of line as
tragic as that might be-for
one who obviously has con-
siderable skill and courage as
a flyer.
No one expects the men
and women who fly off
these floating runways in
all kinds of conditions to be

Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.
They are among the bravest
of our front line defenders,
constantly in harm's way and
facing enormous challenges.
They are bound to be irrev-
erent, flashy and hard living
and they clearly deserve to
But risking one's own life
and administering wisely and
equitably over the lives of
others in the close-knit soci-
ety of a warship are two dif-
ferent things altogether.
To lend oneself to the
degrading portrayal of others
while in that position or
any position for that matter
-- simply is beyond the pale.
Is it possible that no one in
a place above Honors knew of
his participation?
Would his shipboard boss
at that time not have known
what his second in command
was doing?
That seems highly unlikely.
But, if that is the case, it
probably makes the situation
even worse from a command
More likely the
Enterprise's chief officer and
those over him decided to
take a boys-will-be-boys atti-
tude in this case in the best
traditions of Tailhook.
The fact is that it is now
just surfacing because of a
newspaper's diligence rather
than a close observance by
those in the Navy high com-
This kind of insensitivity at
any level is a problem all ser-
vices must deal with now that
the policy has changed.
It especially can't be toler-
ated from those who com-

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


Crist forgot: People vote with their pockets

Somewhere along the
way Gov. Charlie Crist
lost me. Yes, the econ-
omy had something to
do with it and-your arti-
cle from Jan. 2, "Savage Economy
Ravages Crists Political Career"
failed to reflect that.
The first thing that hit me was
his refusal for the expansion of
the Seminole Electric plant. He
did not want carbon usage of
the expansion, he delayed the
permits and opposed the need-
ed expansion on something that
is evident: We need more power
plants. Was he blind about that
fact or was there another reason
to squeeze Seminole Electric?

Then there was the moratori-
um on petroleum exploration off
the coast of Florida. Gov. Crist
did that when we needed jobs
and the ever-increasing cost of
gasoline required more sup-
ply for the demand, I guess he
never read Smith's "The Wealth
of Nations." On the other hand,
it was really nice to hold sum-
mits on climate change, "Global
Warming", and appear with
Sheryl Crow, that made me feel
more secure and warm, spe-
cially the last two winters.
Then the economy took a dip,
in my pocket, when the tags
and licenses were raised, almost
double on some of them. I don't

really see where he lowered
property taxes, more than that
property values decreased, but
taxes are still about the same.
And did I fail to say that my
home insurance, with State
Farm, increased by 40 percent?
As you can see, the economy
had something to do with his
demise. He forgot that people
vote with their pockets, I voted
with mine. At the end, what I
saw was'a guy who wanted to
be more in politics than in the
people's hearts and that is what
really happened.
Jose Tepedino
Lake City

Betsy Hart

Pet dog




J am not and never have been
a dog lover.
And that's where this
story begins.
When my daughter Tori;,
now 14, was only 3 she begged
for a dog. I told her no. She
whined. I said, "OK when you-
are 8 you may have a dog." I idi-,
otically assumed that she would'
forget about it in the intervening-
years. No chance. I stretched it:'--'
out as long as I could. -,
Finally, when she was not quite
11, I knew I was just about toast--
I tried to forestall the inevitable ,
with kittens. I love cats, and cats,,
can do no wrong. Cookie, a 35-
pound 2-year-old mutt adopted
from a shelter, could do all sorts -
of wrong.
Of course, from day one the
kids loved Cookie. I tolerated
him at best What some people
found a playful spirit, I found
annoying. But what really made
me crazy was how he liked to
run. Most especially by getting
over my yard fence. It didn't mat-
ter how we built it up. Even at 6:'
feet high- =and higher in places-,
Cookie always found a way to
shimmy over.
Then we'd go through a period
when we kept him in the house
except for walks, but he'd shoot
out the door. With four kids and
their friends, its Grand Central
Station here, so there was always
an opening. Cookie never hurt
anyone; he just wanted to play.
And he always came back. A
few times, when we couldn't find
him fast enough, he was brought
back by a neighbor. Sometimes
an understandably irritated
Yes, I know dogs can be
trained out of all sorts of trouble-
some behaviors. But, of course,
thafs theoretically true about
children, too.
Anyway, twice he was returned
by the police. That was it I was.
done. I worried about him caus,
ing. a car accident Cookie w6uld
have to go. Even the kids rather
maturely agreed that he might '
be better off in a place with more-
room, a bigger yard, maybe near-
a dog park. We looked for a good,
home, and found it, courtesy of '
a willing young couple we knew.
from church. The only caveat?
They weren't sure they were
ready for the responsibility of a
dog. I was happy to let them find,
out with Cookie.
Just a few weeks before this
past Christmas, we said goodbye.,
Tori was upset, but handled it
with aplomb. I looked around.
No barking at the mailman. No
squeaky toys all over the house.
But within two days I was misera-
ble. No clicking nails, no squeaky
toys. Wow, it got quiet fast Let's,
just say that when the young
couple called several days later to
say they were not-ready for the 5
responsibility of a dog, I couldn't,
have been happier. Back Cookie
came, squeaky toys and all.
Now when I break up with
a boyfriend, I'm done. If I say
goodbye to an old house, it's
forgotten. Choose one job over ,
another? I don't look back.
That darn playful, loving dog'
is different And he's here to stay.
The kids are thrilled, the cats
are miserable, the work guys :-
have boarded up another area ::..
of the fence, we've redoubled ,
our efforts to keep him in check.:
and he's only gotten out twice:
since he's been back home.

* Betsy Hart hosts the "It Takes a:
Parent"'radio show on WYLL-AM
1160 in Chicago.

Page Editor: Roni Toldanes, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011


* To submit your Community
Calendar item, contact Antonia
Robinson at 754-0425 or by
e-mail at arobinson@
lakecityreporter., com.

Olustee Festival
Contestants are being
sought for the 2011
Olustee Festival Pageant.
The pageant is Feb. 5 and
open to girls ages 13 20
years who reside or attend
school in Baker, Columbia,
Hamilton, Union or
Suwannee Counties.
Applications are available
at the Columbia County
Library, Columbia County
Chamber of Commerce,
Emily Taber Library,
Suwannee Regional
Library, Hamilton County
Library, Union County
Public Library or by con-
tacting Elaine Owens at
386-965-2787. Deadline for
entries is Jan. 25.

Scholars program

The deadline to sub-
mit report cards for the
Presley Excel and Scholars
Program is Jan. 19. The
program honors students
in kindergarten through
12th grade whose second
nine-week report card
has no grade less than a
B or S. Send a copy of the
report card and a contact
telephone number to: Mrs."
Bernice D. Presley, PO.
Box 402, Lake City, FL
32055, fax 719-4389 or e-
mail berniceEXCELkaol.
com. Call 752-4074. The
theme is "Knowledge Is
Contagious." Qualifying
students are asked to
bring a book to exchange
or give away.

ALW Walk
Four Rivers Audubon
hosts a monthly ALLI-
Walk: Bird/Butteffly/
Nature's Garden outing
8 to 11 a.m. Saturday
at Alligator Lake. Jerry
Krummrich, biologist,
Virlyn Willis, avid birder,
and others will share
their knowledge. Bring
a hat, sunscreen, water,

binoculars and a snack.
No fee is charged. All
levels of participation and
knowledge are welcome.
Enter Alligator Lake at the
County Park on Country
Club Road (east side of
lake). Drive in and around
to the parking area in front
of the lake near the-new
construction. Call Loye
Barnard at 497-3536 for
more information.-

Support group meeting

The Women's Cancer
Support Group of Lake
City is meeting 5:30
to 6:30 p.m.Monday at
Baya Pharmacy East,
780 SE Baya Drive. The
guest speaker is Dr. Paul
Schilling, Community
Cancer Center, addressing
the question "I've finished
my cancer treatments...
now what?" Call 386-752-
4198 or 386-755-0522.

Blood drive

The LifeSouth
Bloodmobile is coming to
Florida Gateway College
9 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday.
Each donor receives a free
backpack and a chance to
win an Apple iPad.


Blood drive

The LifeSouth
Bloodmobile is coming to
Florida Gateway College
9 a.m. 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Each donor receives a free
backpack and a chance to
win an Apple iPad.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Newcomers meeting

The regular monthly
meeting of the Lake City
Newcomers is 11 a.m. Jan.
12 at Guangdong Chinese
Restaurant. Luncheon
cost is $10. All members,
guests and friends along

Miller at 386-755-1977.
Science Club awards pro-

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Parade 10 a.m. Jan. 17
beginning at DOT.

RMS Awards Program Friday, Jan. 21


Richardson Middle
School EXCEL Science
Club Student Dignitary
Awards Program is 9 a.m.
Jan. 13 in the auditorium.
The program honors
outstanding scientist in
grades sixth through
eighth. Chief Argatha
Gilmore of the Lake City
Police Department is the

Friday, Jan. 14
Masonic Banquet
The Gold Standard
Lodge #167 celebrates
their annual Masonic ban-
quet beginning at 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 14, and will
take place at the Winfield
Community Center. For
more information call
Brother Carlos Brown at

Driving in the rain in Lake City Saturday, Jan. 15

Motorists barrel dowh Baya Avenue Wednesday during
afternoon showers.

with any newcomers to the
area are welcome. Lake
City Police Chief Argatha
Gilmore is the speaker.
Call 752-4552 or 755-4051.

Thursday, Jan. 13

Garden Club

The Lake City Garden
Club will hold its monthly
meeting at 10 a.m. Jan.
13. The program will
be "Perfect Organic
Fertilizer" by Jane
Maxwell. Visitors are wel-

DAR meeting

The Edward Rutledge
Daughters of.the
American Revolution
is meeting 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 13 at Guangdong
Restaurant. Florida State

Regent Barbara Makant
is the speaker and will
share information about
her favorite project "Paws
for Patriots. "Bling" items
will be sold to benefit the
project. Other surprises
will also take place during
the meeting. Prospective
members and guests are
welcome. Call 386-755-

Medicaid workshop

A free Medicaid work-
shop is 10 a.m. Jan. 13 in
the Lifestyle Enrichment
Center. Teresa Byrd
Morgan of Morgan
Law Center for Estate
& Legacy Planning will
expel the myths and
expand the opportunities
with Medicaid Planning.
The LEC is located at 628
S.E. Allison Court. To
attend, please call Shana

MLK Youth Extravaganza
The PresleyLane
Community Youth Group
Dr. Martin Luther.King,
Jr.,, Youth Extravaganza
is 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Olivet
Missionary Baptist
Church, Davis Street.

Gardening series
The Library
Educational Gardening
Series presented by
UF Master Gardeners
is 2 p.m. Jan 15 at the
Columbia County Public
Library. This series of
workshops is held on the
third Saturday of each

Monday, Jan. 17
MLK Parade
The Northeast Florida
Leadership Council is
hosting its Annual Dr.

Antique Show and Sale
Pilot Club pf
Jacksonville is hosting
its 62nd annual Charities
Antique Show and Sale
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan.
21 and 22, and from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23. The
event takes place at the
Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Expo Center located at
510 Fairgrounds Place in
Jacksonville. Admission
is 10 dollars per person,
and parking is free. For
advance tickets, call 386-

Monday, Jan. 24
Academic Recognition
Presley EXCEL and
Scholars Program
Academic Recognition
Program is 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 in the Richardson
Middle School,
Auditorium.. The pro-
gram is for students in
kindergarten through
12th grade whose second
nine weeks report card
has no grade less than
a B or S. The speaker
for the occasion is the
Honorable Circuit Judge
Leandra G. Johnson.

Sunday, Jan. 26
MLK Observance
The 26th annual
Martin Luther King Jr.
Observance Program is
4 p.m. Jan. 16 at Mount
Pisgah A.M.E. Church.
The program is hosted
by-the Columbia County"
Branch NAACP and
honors king, a slain-
civil rights leader. The
keynote speaker for
the event is the Rev. J.
T. "Billie" Simon. The
church is located at 924
NE Washington St.


Raymond Lee Bullard
Raymond Lee Bullard, 83, went
home to be with his Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday,
January 4, 2011. A sixth-genera-
tion Floridian, he was born on
May 12, 1927, :-.
in Mayo, FL,
to the late Fred
Bascom and ,. '.*
Rosaline Smith
Bullard. He is survived by
his wife of almost 60 years,
Clelia Boushee Bullard.
He is also survived by four
daughters, all of Jacksonville:
Clelia Davis, and her children,
Clelia, Marshall III, Raymond;
Britt Bullard Pease and her
husband, Rick Pease; Molly
McRae, her husband, Jesse,
and their children, Whitaker,
Pierce, Martin; Roslyn Volpe,
her husband, Tim, and their chil-
dren, Josh Volpe, Roslyn and
Kaye Henderson, Leigh Volpe.
Ray was a U.S. Navy veteran
who served in both World War II
and the Korean War. He was a
fourth-generation graduate of the
University of Florida and earned
a bachelor's degree in business
administration in 1950. He was
a member and served as treasur-
er of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
His 45-year career in railroading
began at the age of 16 in the Bald-
win yard. After military service
and college, he joined Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad in Wilm-
ington, NC, as assistant to the
president, Champion McDowell
Davis. He moved to Jackson-
ville in 1960 when ACL relo-
cated its headquarters, saw seven
mergers of the transportation gi-
ant, and retired in 1986 as Vice-
President, Corporate Commu-
nications, of CSX Corporation.
The Jacksonville Chapter of
Public Relations Society of
America, of which he was a
founding member and two-term
president, now presents the

Raymond L. Bullard award an-
nually to an outstanding senior-
level practitioner in the field.
Ray was an active member of
First Baptist Church, Jackson-
ville, and a member of Timuqua-
na Country. Club. He was a
founding member of Riverside
Rotary, served as its president,
and, was a Paul Harris Fellow.
Ray served on the North Florida
Council, Boy Scouts of America,
and was recipient of the Silver
Beaver Award, their highest
honor. He was chairman of the
board of City Rescue Mission
and Goodwill Industries; presi-
dent of Jacksonville University
Council; and a board member
of the Jacksonville Symphony
Association, American Cancer
Society, Children's Museum
(predecessor of MOSH), and
Gateway Council of Girl Scouts.
He was also past Commander of
Kirby Smith Camp, Sons of Con-
federate Veterans, and past presi-
dent of Sons of the American
Revolution, JacksonvilleChapter.
In addition to his wife, daughters
and their families, Ray is sur-
vived by two sisters-in-law, Mar-
ion Bullard (F.M.) and Betty Jo
Bullard (Carl); an aunt, Marjorie
Fiske (Roy); and many nieces,
nephews, and cousins. He is also
survived by his brother-in-law,
Frank Boushee (Betty), and sis-
ter-in-law Kathy Ames (Mark).
,He was predeceased by four
'brothers, Bascom, F.M., Burton,
and Carl, and two sisters, Nadine
Rountree and Martha McCarthy.
Private graveside services for
the family will be held in Pros-
pect, Florida, on Saturday, Janu-
ary 8, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. The
family will receive friends at a
reception at Timuquana Country
Club, 4028 Timuquana Road,
Jacksonville, FL, 32210, on Sat-

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In lieu offlowers, memorials may
be made to Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sun-
beam Road, Jacksonville, FL,
32257, or City Rescue Mission,
234 West State Street, Jackson-
ville, FL, 32202. Arrangements
Edgewood Ave., 904-388-2711.

Raymond Floyd Pope, Sr.
Mr. Raymond Floyd Pope, Sr. of
Lake City passed away peaceful-
ly at home on Thursday January
6, 2011 following an extended
illness. A native of Bradenton,
Fl. Mr. Pope had been a 'resi-
dent of Lake City for the past
fifteen years. He was married
to his wife, Linda, for 44 1/2
years. He is survived by his wife
Linda (White) Pope and one
son, Raymond Floyd Pope Jr. of
Lake City, a brother Lloyd Pope
of Georgia and many nephews
and nieces. Arrangements made
(386) 752-3436.

Sandra Patricia Smith
Sandra Patricia Smith, 62, of
Olustee, Flor-
ida entered
into eternal
rest on Friday,
December 31,
2010. Patricia ..
was born on

February 20, 1948 to the late Je-
rome Owens and Mary Lee Da-
vis. Patricia was educated in the
public schools of Baker County.
On' September 21, 1963, she
married Mr. Albert (Sunlyman)
Smith. She worked at Northeast
Hospital for several years..Patri-
cia was a faithful worshiper at
Emmanuel C.O.G.I.C. under the
leadership of Elder Joe Ruise.
She was preceded in death
by: her husband Albert Smith;
Mother, Mrs. Mary L. Davis;
Father, Jerome Owens; Step Fa-
ther, Odell Davis; Brother, An-
thony Davis and Son. Matthew
Smith. Patricia leaves to cherish
precious memories three devot-
ed; Mary Emma Smith, Olus-
tee, Florida, Corene D. Smith,
Macclenny, Florida, Patricia A.
(Russell) Cox, K.C. Mo. Two
devoted; Albert (Heath-
er) Smith and Mark (Terrace)
Smith, both of Kansas City. One
sister, Zelda (Willie) Johnson,
(God-sister), Jinnie Tolliver.
Step-mother, Freddie Owens.
Sister-in-law, Peggy Smith, State
Line Mississippi. Three broth-
ers-in-law, Arthur Smith, John
Smith and Ray Smith. Nineteen
grandchildren, six Great grand-
children, six uncles, thirteen
aunts, a host of nephews, niec-
es, cousins. Two special friends;
Mr. Fate Holsey and Mrs. Lillie
Jackson and other loyal friends.
Funeral services for Sandra Pa-
triciq Ann Smith will be held
11:00am Friday, January 7, 2011
at Emmanuel Church of God in
Christ in Macclenny, Florida,
with Elder, Joe Ruise, Pastor,

officiating. Interment will follow
in the Olustee memorial Cem-
etery. Arrangements entrusted
HOME, 251 N.E. Washing-
ton Street, Lake City, Florida

32055, Willis 0. Cooper L.F.D.

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


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Lake Shore Hospital Authority will hold their
Regular Meeting on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm at the LSHA Administrative Complex, Conference
Room, 259 NE Franklin Street, Lake City, Florida. The purpose of the meeting is to take action on regular
business. All interested persons are invited to attend.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services for the meeting identified above, as addressed
in the American Disabilities Act, please contact Sue Fraze at (386) 755-1090.

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2 packages ignite
in gov't buildings

packages ignited and emit-
ted smoke and a sulfur smell
when they were opened
Thursday at state govern-
ment buildings 20 miles
apart, slightly burning the
fingers of two employees
but not seriously injuring
anyone, police said.
Authorities were inves-
tigating a third suspicious
package at a courthouse in
Baltimore, but it was not
clear if it was related to
the other two. No one was
injured. A fourth package
authorities looked at, also at
the courthouse, turned out
to be printer toner.
One of the two packages
that ignited was addressed
to Gov. Martin O'Malley and
the other to the state trans-
portation department. The
State Fire Marshal's office
did not find any explosive
material in either.

IRS agent pleads
guilty to tax fraud

California-based Internal
Revenue Service agent
could spend up to nine years
in prison after acknowledg-
ing that he cheated on his
own taxes.
Federal prosecutors say
51-year-old Albert Bront
pleaded guilty Wednesday
in Los Angeles to filing
false tax returns for himself
and two innocent relatives.
The false tax form claims
included bogus alimony and
mortgage deductions.
The former Santa Clarita
resident told a federal judge
that he filed fraudulent tax
returns for himself from
2003 to 2007 by claiming
excessive deductions and
failing to report income.

Pentagon plans
to rein in spending
the first time in more than
a decade defined by costly
wars inAfghanistan and Iraq,
the Pentagon announced
plans Thursday to freeze
its ballooning budget, forc-
ing the services to shrink
the Army and Marines and
increase health care pre-
miums for military retirees
and their families.
The Pentagon said it
can stop asking for annual
budget increases in 2015,
adjusting its spending only
for inflation. The last time
the Pentagon's budget went
down was in 1998.
The plan is aimed at
helping the nation whittle
away at its massive deficit.
But the proposal, which
requires $78 billion in
spending cuts and relies
on another $100 billion in
cost-saving moves to cover
urgent requirements, is tied
to two assumptions: that the
war in Afghanistan will end
on time and that Congress
will agree to plans to can-
cel popular job-making pro-
grams and charge retired
military families more for
health care.

Man claims half
of $380M jackpot

OLYMPIA, Wash. No,
Carolyn, it's not a heart
attack. It's a fortune.
The man who bought
one of two winning tickets
in the $380 million Mega
Millions lottery frightened
his wife when he woke her
Tuesday night to share the
life-changing news.
"I was pale, shaking.
She thought I was having
a heart attack," retiree Jim
McCullar recalled.

When his wife, Carolyn,
asked if he was OK, he
replied: "I'm perfect."
On Thursday, the couple
and their adult children
stepped forward to publicly
claim one half of the sec-
ond-largest lottery jackpot
in history. Whoever is hold-
ing the other winning ticket,
purchased in neighboring
Idaho, remained a mystery.
* Associated Press

Obama chooses Daley as chief of staff

Associated Press

Barack Obama named veteran
political manager William Daley to
be his new chief of staff Thursday,
selecting a centrist with Wall
Street ties to help navigate a newly
divided Congress and a looming
"Few Americans can boast the
breadth of experience that Bill
brings to this job," Obama told
reporters in the East Room as
Daley, 62, stood at his side.
"But most of all, I know Bill to
be somebody who cares deeply
about this country, believes in its
promise, and considers no calling
higher and more important than
serving the American people," the
president said.
The appointment represented
the most significant move in a far-
reaching and ongoing staff shake-
up that included the departure of
Obama's press secretary and sev-
eral key deputies and economic
advisers. It came the day after
Republicans officially assumed
control of the House and increased
their numbers in the Senate.
Daley, who served as com-
merce secretary for President
Bill Clinton, offers criteria Obama
wants for the new environment
in Washington: an outsider's per-
spective, credibility with the busi-
ness community, familiarity with
the ways of the Cabinet and expe-
rience in navigating divided .gov-
"I'm convinced that he'll help
us in our mission of growing our
economy and moving America for-
ward," Obama said.
Daley made a pledge to the
president: 'This team will not let
you down nor the nation."
Daley replaces Pete Rouse,
the interim chief of the last three
months and a behind-the-scenes

President Obama applauds as his new White House Chief of Staff, William
Daley, makes a statement in the East Room of the White House on Thursday.

Obama adviser who did not want
the position permanently and rec-
ommended Daley for it. Rouse,
who received warm praise from
Obama and, sustained applause
from staffers watching in the East
Room, will remain as a counselor
to the president, an elevated posi-
tion from his former job as senior
Daley was expected to start as
chief of staff within the next cou-
ple of weeks. His brother, Richard
Daley, is the mayor of Chicago,
the post that Obama's first chief
of staff, Rahm Emanuel, left 'his
job in October to seek. The Daley
brothers are sons of Richard J.
Daley, who was Chicago's mayor
from 1955 to his death in 1976.
Although Chicago is also
Obama's hometown, the president
has not had a close relationship
with his new chief of staff. But
Obama alluded to the Daley politi-

cal legacy, joking that he "has a
smidgen of awareness of how our
system of government and poli-
tics works. You might say it is a
. genetic trait."
Daley will assume one of the
most important and influential
jobs in -American government
as an adviser and gatekeeper to
Obama. He will be thrust into
the heart of national politics just
as Obama adapts to a new reality
in Washington, with Republicans
working to gut his signature
health care law and pushing for
major cuts in spending.
Although Daley has not sought
elective office himself, he has long
been immersed in politics.
He helped Clinton pass the
North American Free Trade
Agreement before joining his
Cabinet. Later, he ran Al Gore's
2000 presidential campaign and
the historic recount effort that

ended with Gore conceding the
race to George W. Bush.
When Obama launched his pres-
idential campaign, the Daley fam-
ily put aside its deep connections
to Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton
and endorsed the young Illinois
senator. Until then, Obama and
the Daleys had largely operated
separately in Illinois politics not
helping each other much but not
attacking each other, either. After
Obama's victory, Daley helped
oversee the presidential transi-
Daley, a lawyer and banker, now
serves as Midwest chairman of
JPMorgan Chase. His appoint-
ment could raise questions about
the White House's closeness with
Wall Street just as Obama is eager
to enforce reforms that benefit the
little guy.
Liberal groups reacted nega-
tively to the announcement, with calling it "troubling"
because of Daley's "close ties
to the big banks and big busi-
ness." By contrast, the choice won
praise from the U.S. ChambeV
of Commerce, which Obaro
has recently begun to woo afitr
clashes with business groups. The
chamber called Daley "a man of
stature and extraordinary expxi
rience in government, business;
trade negotiations and global
The reactions underscored
Obama's determination to play to
the middle as he ramps up for his
re-election fight in 2012, even if it
. means alienating allies on the left.;
Daley laid out his political ide-
ology last year upon joining thd
board of Third Way, a moderate
Democratic think tank.
'"We must acknowledge that the
left's agenda has not won the sup,
port of a majority of Americans
and, based on that recognition,
we must steer a more moderate
course," he said at the time.


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Tigers fifth loss

Tim Kirby
Phone: (386) 754-0421

All for

When you
a dog
in the
BCS title game fight, you
must find motivation for
a team to root for.
I always lean toward
the annual SEC
representative, and there
are good reasons to go
with Auburn this year.
Auburn alumnus Wiley
Russell was a long-time
teacher at Columbia
High and Florida
Gateway College. I was
fortunate be in his class
four years at CHS and
also was in Key Club,
for which he served as
Veterinarian Paul Witt,
father of Mayor Stephen
Witt, is an Auburn grad.
Another is Lebron Miles,
a former editor at the ,
Lake City Reporter, who
finally explained to me
how Tigers, War Eagles
and Plainsmen all fit
together in the Auburn
c1ieering scheme.
A couple of Auburn
buddies, Forester Long
and Dr. Ed Lee, live in
Monroeville, Ala. While
Long long ago swore off
attending Auburn games,
you can bet they will be
together Monday,
hanging on every play.
Long is a life-long
friend, going back to
pre-Cub Scout days, and
we graduated together.
He grew up across
the street from where
Ronsonet Buickis now.
Long has great talents
as a hunter, fisherman
and card player. He is a
true marksman, deadly
on dove, and top-notch as
a turkey hunter.
The greatest shot I
saw him make dealt with
none of those.
A couple of us joined
him at his family's lake
cabin and the guys
caught some bass,
which we left floating
in the water on a string
attached to his ski boat.
The next morning we
discovered a moccasin
had swallowed a fish and
was on the stringer.
Boom! Long blasted
the snake with his
shotgun from up the hill.
Nary a pellet penetrated
the boat.
I have had the
pleasure of hanging with
the doctor. A lot of Lake
City hunters travel to
Alabama each year and
meet up with the two.
Lee is a nephew of
Monroeville native
Harper Lee, who wrote
'To Kill a Mockingbird."
The great Ms. Lee
spends most of her
time in New York and,
anyhow, would hardly
submit to meeting ragtag
friends of her nephew.
So, we got Dr. Lee to
autograph an old copy of
the classic novel, and we
could not be prouder.
The boys were too
young for the Auburn
championship in 1957,
Sand they deserve this
one for their devotion.
* Tim Kirby is sports editor
of the Lake City Reporter.

Columbia High's Dylan Sessions (7) passes the ball past
Fort White's Ricardo Barrera (21) in a game on Nov. 9.

Columbia falls
in 2-1 contest
against Buchholz.
Despite falling into a 2-0
hole, Columbia High had its
chances against Buchholz
High in a 2-1 loss at Tiger
Stadium on Thursday.
The Bobcats opened
the game with a goal 'from
Conner Cornell off an assist
by T.J. Atchison only two
minutes into the contest.
Buchholz held possession


Columbia loses
to Middleburg in
district contest.
came up two points short
in a defensive exhibition
by both sides. Middleburg
High won the District 4-5A
game, 35-33, on Columbia's
It looked like anything
but a low-scoring affair
when Columbia's Marquez
Marshall nailed three 3-
pointers in the early seconds.
Marcus Amerson added a
basket before Middleburg
got on the board.
Broncos coach Mike
Harrison couldn't call
a time out quick enough
after Marshall's long-range
We didn't know about
him," Harrison said. "Once
we made the adjustment
to try and take him out
of the game, it helped our
defense. We were playing
man, but played everybody
soffer'than him." '
Elijah Robinson hit a cou-.
ple of treys, as: Middleburg
pulled within four points,
15-11, at the end of the first
Marshall added an old-
fashioned three-point play
in the second quarter, but

throughout much of the
first half, but neither team
found goal again in the
opening period.
The second half began
much like the first as
Buchholz struck quickly.
Devin Nordqvist added the
Bobcats' -second goal off
another Atchison assist.
Columbia battled
back scoring a goal with
19 minutes remaining off
a pass from midfield. Once
it entered the box, Dylan
Sessions did the rest, cut-
ting the lead in half for the
Tigers. They wouldn't get
any closer, however, as the

final 19 minutes went with-
out a goal.
Columbia fell to
12-5-1 with the loss, while
Buchholz improved to
"I feel great about the way
we played," Coach Trevor
Tyler said. "They have a
great program. Our mid-
field was playing outstand-
ing, the defense played
great and I have no prob-
lem losing to a team like
that when we play hard."
Columbia has a chance
to put one back in the win
column at 7 p.m. today at
Fort White High.


Columbia High's Markem Gaskins (25) passes the ball to an open teammate in a game against Hamilton County on Monday.

those were the only points
Columbia scored. The
Broncos scored 10 points,
including the last six of the
quarter to take a 21-18 lead.
Nigel Atkinson scored
the first three points of the
third quarter and Laremy
Tunsil closed the period
with a three-point play as the
Tigers regained the lead,
29-27. Marcus Amerson
and Marshall scored bas-
kets and Javonta6 Foster hit

a free throw in the period.
Columbia pushed the
lead to four points in the
fourth' quarter on baskets
by Foster and Atkinson,
but could not: protect the
lead. Robinson scored four
points for the Broncos and
Gamaliel Duret hit the tying
and go-ahead baskets on
offensive rebounds.
With 10 seconds left in
the game, Columbia had
committed just one foul in

the second half and finally
got the Broncos to a one-
and-one with 3,2 seconds
left. Middleburg missed the
shot, but the Tigers could
not get a good look and
missed a half-court heave.
"They fought their hearts
out," CHS head coach
Horace Jefferson said. "I was
pleased with the effort. We
didn't make our free throws
down the stretch and made
some ill-advised passes, but

they gave a valiant effort"
Marshall finished with
16 points for the Tigers.
Middleburg (8-6, 1-3)
was led by Robinson with
10 points, and Malcolm
Bernard and Duret with
eight apiece.
Columbia's junior varsity
won, 56-34.
Columbia (5-9, 2-2)
plays Buchholz High in
Gainesville at 7:30 p.m.

Auburn and Oregon

play some defense, too

Tigers, Ducks
prepare for BCS
Associated Press
The television cameras
were out to shoot the early
part of an Oregon prac-
tice as the second-ranked
Ducks prepared for the BCS
championship game against
No. 1 Auburn.
The offense was on one
side of the field, going
through drills, the defense
on the other.
"We've got guys doing
drills better than they've
ever done before and there's
a whole bunch of cameras
next to us, but they're point-
ing to the other end of the
field," Oregon defensive
tackle Brandon Bair said.

"But we don't care."
It's a good thing, because
with the type of high-pow-
ered offenses the Ducks and
the Tigers have, the defens-
es don't, get much atten-
tion. Auburn linebacker
Josh Bynes noted Thursday
that he hasn't seen a-single
defensive highlight in the
ads promoting the game.
Everyone seems to
expect a fast-paced scoring
spree when Auburn (13-0)
and Oregon (12-0) meet
Monday at the University
of Phoenix Stadium in
Glendale, and for good
Heisman winner Cam
Newton and the Tigers
average 42 points and 497
yards per game. Heisman
finalist .LaMichael James
and the Ducks have been
even better, averaging 49
points and 537 yards.
The defenses, well,

they're OK
Auburn has All-American
defensive tackle Nick
Fairley leading a pass rush
that produced 33 sacks,
20th-best ,in the country,
and a run defense that
ranked 10th in the nation
(111.7 yards per game).
But when Auburn
doesn't put quarterbacks
on their backs, they usually
have no problem finding
open receivers. Auburn is
106th in the nation in pass
defense, allowing 250 per
Those numbers don't
mean much to defensive
coordinator Ted Roof.
"Right now, we're a
Southeastern Conference
championship defense,"
he said Wednesday after
practice. "We're working
toward being a national
BCS continued on 2B

Auburn's Cam Newton warms up with teammates during
practice Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Auburn is scheduled
to play Oregon in the BCS championship on Monday in
Glendale, Ariz.




TV sports
10 p.m.
ESPN2 Ruslan Provodnikov
(17-0-0) vs. Mauricio Herrera (15-1 -6), for
the vacant WBC Continental America's
and USBA light welterweight title, at
Las Vegas
7 p.m.
ESPN2 NCAA, FCS tournament.
championship game, Delaware vs. Eastern
Washington, at Frisco, Texas
8 p.m.
FOX Cotton Bowl, LSU vs. Texas
A&M, at Arlington,Texas
9 a.m.
TGC European PGA Tour, Africa
Open, second round, at East London,
South Africa (same-day tape)
5:30 p.m.
TGC PGA Tour, Tournament
of Champions, second round, at Maui,
8 p.m.
ESPN Houston at Orlando
10:30 p.m.
ESPN New York at Phoenix


NFL playoffs
New Orleans at Seattle, 4:30 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Baltimore at Kansas City, I p.m.
Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m.
Divisional Playoffs
Saturday, Jan. 15
Indianapolis, Kansas City or Baltimore
at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)
Green Bay, New Orleans or Seattle at
Atlanta, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Sunday, Jan. 16
Philadelphia, New Orleans or Seattle
at Chicago, I p.m. (FOX)
N.Y. Jets, Kansas City or Baltimore at
New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)
Conference Championships
Sunday, Jan. 23
NFC, 3 p.m. (FOX)
AFC, 6:30 p.m. (CBS)
Super Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 6
At Arlington,Texas
AFC champion vs. NFC champion,
6:30 p.m. (FOX)

Fort White
meeting today
Fort White Youth
Baseball's annual meeting
is 6:30 p.m. today in the
portable building at the
back of South Columbia
Sports Complex.
For details, call Tammy
Sharpe at 867-3825.

Alumni game
set for Jan. 29
Columbia High baseball
will hold its annual alumni
game on Jan. 29 at the CHS
field. Registration begins
at 10:30 a.m. There will
be a home run derby at
11:30 a.m., followed by the
alumni game at 1 p.m.
For details, call J.T.
Clark at 365-1754 or Tad
Cervantes at 365-4810.

Fundraiser set
for Saturday
Columbia High's junior
varsity soccer teams have
a breakfast fundraiser
planned for 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Saturday at Kazbor's Grille
in Lake City. Tickets are $6
at the door.
For details, call 365-1877.

Moe's Night
planned Monday
The Columbia County
Quarterback Club has a
Moe's Night
fundraiser planned for
6-8 p.m. Monday at Moe's
Southwest Grill in Lake
City. The club will meet at
6 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Jones
For details, call Blake
Lunde at 754-5810.

Team tryouts
set for Monday
Columbia High
softball tryouts are

Pro Bowl
Sunday, Jan. 30
At Honolulu
AFC vs.,NFC, 7 p.m. (FOX)

College bowl games.
Thursday Bowl
At Mobile, Ala.
Miami (Ohio) vs. Mid.Tennessee (n)
Cotton Bowl
Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2),
8 p.m. (FOX)
BBVA Compass Bowl
At Birmingham, Ala.
Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6),
Noon (ESPN)
Fight Hunger Bowl
At San Francisco
Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada
(12-1),9 p.m. (ESPN)
BCS National Championship
At Glendale,Ariz.
Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Jan. 22
At Orlando
East-West Shrine Classic, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29
At Mobile, Ala.
Senior Bowl, 4 p.m. (NFLN)
Saturday, Feb. 5
At San Antonio
Texas vs. The Nation All-Star
Challenge, 2 p.m.

FCS championship

At Pizza Hut Park
Frisco, Texas
Eastern Washington
Delaware (12-2),7 p.m.

(12-2) vs.


NBA schedule
Today's Games
San Antonio at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Houston at Orlando, 8 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
New Orleans at LA. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
NewYork at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. '


3:30 p.m. Monday at the
CHS field. Players will
need a current physical,
and random drug testing
and parent consent forms.
For details, call Jimmy
Williams at 303-1192.

Q-back Club
meeting Tuesday
The Fort White
Quarterback Club will
meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in
the high school teacher's
lounge. On the agenda are
discussing end-of-the-year
issues, setting dates for the
annual organizational
meetings, election of
officers and plans for the
football banquet (Jan. 22).
For details, call Lori Pitts
at 867-2117.

Senior game
planned Jan. 15
The fourth annual
Columbia Youth Football
Sporting Goods High
School All-Star Football
Game is 4 p.m. Jan. 15
at Memorial Stadium
in Lake City. The game

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Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Orlando at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

AP Top 25 schedule
Saturday's Games
No.4 Syracuse at Seton Hall, Noon
No. 5 Pittsburgh vs. Marquette, 2 p.m.
No. 6 San Diego State at Utah, 4 p.m.
No. 8 Connecticut at No. 12 Texas,
3:30 p.m.
No. 9 Missouri at Colorado, 1:30 p.m.
No. 10 Kentucky at Georgia,4 p.m.
No. 13 Georgetown vs. West Virginia,
II a.m.
No. 14 Notre Dame vs. St. John's,
8 p.m.
No. 15 BYU vs.Air Force, 3 p.m.
No. 16 Texas A&M at Oklahoma,
4 p.m.
No. 17 Kansas State at Oklahoma
State, I p.m.
No. 18 Michigan State at Penn State,
I p.m.
No. 19 UCF at Houston, 5 p.m.
No. 21 Memphis vs. East Carolina,
4 p.m.
No. 22 Vanderbilt at South Carolina,
5 p.m.
No. 23 Washington vs. Oregon State,
6:30 p.m.
No. 25 UNLVvs.TCU, 10 p.m..
Sunday's Games
No. I Duke vs. Maryland, 8 p.m.
No, 2 Ohio State vs. Minnesota,
2 p.m.
No. 3 Kansas at Michigan, 4:30 p.m.
No. 7 Villanova vs. No. 24 Cincinnati,
No. I I Purdue vs. Iowa, Noon


NHL schedule
Today's Games
Toronto at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa atChicago, 8:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Calgary, 9 i.m.
Edmonton atVancouver, 10 p.m.
Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Saturday's Games
New Jersey at Philadelphia, I p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 3 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Florida at Washington, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Buffalo at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Nashville at San Jose, 8 p.m.
Detroit atVancouver, 10 p.m.
Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

will feature graduating
seniors from Columbia,
Fort White, Baker
County, Bell, Bradford,
Branford, Chiefland, Dixie
County, Hamilton County,
Lafayette, Madison County,
Taylor County, Trenton,
Suwannee and Union
County high schools.
For details, call William
Murphy at 288-4779.

Registration open
for co-ed teams
Christ Central Sports is
offering co-ed flag football
for ages 5-12. Cost is $40
and registration continues
through Jan. 15.
For details, call Ronny at

Sign-up ongoing
at Boys Club
Registration for the Boys
Club of Columbia County's
2011 basketball program is
open through Jan. 15. Girls
and boys ages 6-14 are eli-
gible. Cost is $40.
For details, call 752-4184.

From staff reports
by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

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(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: What he got when his wife bought the
designer dress THE "CREDIT"

Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas speaks Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Oregon is
scheduled to play Auburn in the BCS Championship on Monday in Glendale, Ariz.

BCS: Tigers, Ducks ready to play
Continued From Page 1B

championship defense.
There are a lot of things
that go into statistics. The
statistic that matters most
is wins and losses for our
football team."
The Tigers have shown
a tendency to get better
as the game goes along.
They've allowed 117 points
in the first quarter and 84
in the second. In the third
quarter, they've given up
69 points and in the fourth,
only 48.
"We've had a lot of games
in the first half that are all
over the place," Bynes said.
"But when we figure out
what they're doing in the
first half, the second half
we go out there and just be
The best example of that
came in the regular-season
finale against Alabama. The
Tide moved the ball at will
in the first half and jumped
out to a 24-0 lead. In the
second half, Auburn turned
up the pressure, Alabama
managed only a field goal
and the Tigers pulled off
the biggest comeback in
school history in a 28-27
On paper, Bair and the
Ducks have been more
impressive, ranking 25th in
the nation in total defense
and second in takeaways

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with 35. Still, no one will
confuse Oregon for the
1985 Chicago Bears.
And considering the
6-foot-6, 250-pound Newton
outweighs all but three of
Oregon's defensive start-
ers and he's not all that
much lighter than the other
three there's not a whole
lot of reasons to believe
the Ducks will become the
first team this season to
bottle up the Tigers' quar-
Newton became the first
player in SEC history to
run for more than 1,000
yards and pass for more
than 2,000 this season.
'We know he's a very
tough runner, and he is not
like most quarterbacks,"
Oregon linebacker Casey
Matthews said. "He will
lower his shoulder and try
to get those extra yards.
We got to wrap him up as a
team, can't let him slip and
get those extra yards."
Like Auburn, Oregon's
defense has been at its..
best later in games. In the
first quarter, Oregon has
allowed 86 points. That
number drops to 58 in the
second, 54 in the third and
24 in the fourth.
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Under coach Chip Kelly,
Oregon has all but per-
fected pushing the tempo
on offense to wear down
opponents. But between
the pace and the propen-
sity for big plays, Oregon's
defense finds itself on the
field a lot.
Auburn offensive coor-
dinator Gus Malzahn also
likes to use the hurry-up
In the BCS championship
game, conditioning could
end up being as important
as tackling and covering for
the defenses.
The Ducks certainly
hope so.
"The fact that we prac-
tice at the pace and we do
it every day has allowed
us to get in great shape.
We stress running to the
ball and finishing," Oregon
defensive coordinator Nick
Aliotti said.
The prospect of trying
to, finish, off Newton and
his collection of speedy
receivers and running
backs, though, is enough to
induce insomnia in a defen-
sive coordinator.
"I am sleeping like a
baby," Aliotti said. "Every
two hours I wake up and
I cry."

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Likely No. 1 pick returning to Stanford

Associated Press

- Stanford quarterback
Andrew Luck has decided
to stay in college to get
his degree instead of imme-
diately cashing in on the
riches of being the likely
No. 1 pick in the NFL draft
Luck announced his deci-
sion Thursday, more than
a week before the dead-
line for underclassmen to
declare for the NFL draft.
Luck, who sat out his first
year as a redshirt, has two
years of eligibility remain-
ing but is on track to gradu-
ate next spring.
"I am committed to
earning my degree in
architectural design from
Stanford University and
am on track to accomplish
this at the completion of
the spring quarter of 2012,"
Luck said in a statement
issued through the school.
Stanford said Luck was
not available for further
Luck's decision to stay
at Stanford comes as coach
Jim Harbaugh is being
wooed by NFL teams for
a possible job. Harbaugh
met Wednesday with offi-
cials with the San Francisco
49ers and was set to meet
with Miami Dolphins owner
Stephen Ross on Thursday
in the Bay Area, two people
with knowledge of the situa-
tion said. Both spoke to The

Associated Press on condi-
tion of anonymity because
the meeting was to remain
New Denver Broncos
chief football executiveJohn
Elway has said he hopes
to interview Harbaugh for
their job.
It's unclear whether
Luck's decision to stay
in school will impact
Harbaugh's decision wheth-
erto leave for an NFLjob this
year. If Harbaugh does leave
Stanford, the opportunity to
coach Luck next season will
likely make Stanford a plum
Luck was the runner-up
this season to Auburn's
Cam Newton for the
Heisman Trophy and will
now be one of the favorites
for next year's award.
Luck was widely consid-
ered the top draft prospect
after two spectacular years
at Stanford. His decision will
be a blow to the Carolina
Panthers, who have the
No. 1 pick in April's draft
and are looking for a
Luck capped this season
by completing 18 of 23 pass-
es for 287 yards and four
touchdowns in the fifth-
ranked Cardinal's 40-12 vic-
tory over No. 12 Virginia
Tech in the Orange Bowl
on Monday night.
That helped Stanford
(12-1) extend its school
record for wins in a season
and has the Cardinal poised

to finish in the top five of
the AP poll for the first time
since the unbeaten 1940
team finished No. 2.
Luck, the son of former
.NFL quarterback Oliver
Luck, is a major reason why
Stanford has gone from a
one-win team in 2006 before
Harbaugh arrived to one of
the top teams in the coun-
try. He has led Stanford
to a 20-5 record in his 25
career starts, only missing
last season's Sun Bowl loss
to Oklahoma with a broken
right index finger.
"This is a win-win for
him," Oliver Luck said. "He
gets to spend another year
at Stanford, be part of team
that will be highly ranked
again next year, finish his
degree and enjoy Palo Alto.
"It's not like the NFL is
going anywhere, it's one of
the best run leagues in the
world. It will still be there
when he graduates."
Luck's father, the athletic
director at West Virginia,
said that the possibility of
an NFL lockout or being
selected by the Panthers
did not influence his son's
"Call him old school,"
Oliver Luck said. "He comes
from a faction of people who
believe you go to college to
pursue your degree."
Luck has completed
64.4 percent of his passes
for 5,913 yards, 45 touch-
downs and 12 interceptions
in his career. He has also

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates after Stanford's 40-12 victory over Virginia
Tech in the Orange Bowl in Miami on Monday.

rushed for 807 yards and
five scores. That athleti-
cism, along with his strong,
accurate arm arid on-field
poise, has .had NFL scouts
salivating at his potential
as a pro.
Harbaugh, a former star

quarterback at Michigan
and in the NFL, has
called Luck the greatest
player he has ever been
Luck set school records
for TD passes (32), com-
pletion percentage (70.7

percent) and passing effi-
ciency (170.2) this sea-
son. He is already being
mentioned alongside John
Elway, Jim Plunkett, John
Brodie and Frankie Albert
as one of Stanford's great

Dallas names Garrett as

head coach next season

Associated Press

- Jason Garrett nailed
his audition. He gets to
remain coach of the Dallas
Owner Jerry Jones took
the interim label off Garrett
on Thursday and made
him officially the
eighth head coach in the
history of this proud fran-
chise. He's the first head
coach who also played for
the Cowboys, as he was a
backup to Troy Aikman in
the 1990s.
"He's truly one of our
own," Jones said dur-
ing a news conference at.
Cowboys Stadium. "We
know him well for the qual-
ifications he has for this
position. I know that he
has spent his entire life
preparing for this day. And
he is well-qualified."
Garrett made the choice
easy for Jones by going
5-3 during his half-season
in charge. He took over a
club that had been 1-7 and
was asked to merely make
them competitive. He not
only compiled a winning
record, but his losses were
by a total of seven points.
Having seen what Garrett
could do, Jones didn't even
interview him. He con-
sidered receivers coach
Ray Sherman and Miami
assistant head coach Todd
Bowles, who could still
join the staff as defensive
"I was fortunate to be

Dallas Cowboys coach-Jason Garrett (left) and team owner
Jerry Jones stand together after a news conference at
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Thursday. Garrett
was officially named head coach.

on teams here in the '90s
that went to the top of the
National Football League,"
Garrett said. "I understand
how those teams played.
I like to refer to it as the
Cowboy way."
The Cowboys needed
new leadership when a sea-
son that began with legiti-
mate aspirations of becom-
ing the first team to play
in the Super Bowl at their
home stadium went rotten.
Jones fired Wade Phillips

at midseason and turned
to Garrett, the 44-year-old
assistant head coach and
one of the highest-paid
assistants in the league.
The deck seemed
stacked against him. The
.team was coming off con-
secutive blowout losses,
playoff hopes were gone
and quarterback Tony
Romo was out with a sea-
son-ending injury. It also
was Garrett's first time as
'a head coach on any level.

And, as offensive coor-
dinator, he was partly to
blame for the mess.
But the Princeton grad
had spent years prepar-
ing for the opportunity
and knew exactly what he
wanted to do.
He started the work-
day earlier, added hit-
ting to midweek prac-
tices, required players
to jog between drills and
cracked down on rules,
including ones he added.
He had huge digital
clocks installed around
the locker room to avoid
any excuses about being
late to a meeting. He was
constantly upbeat.
The Cowboys respond-
ed, cutting down on
turnovers and penalties,
and began forcing other
teams into mistakes.
They won four games
with 38-year-old backup
quarterback Jon Kitna
and another with third-
stringer Stephen McGee
making his first start.
Jones believes the
Cowboys have enough key
players in place to bounce
back quickly. Despite the
lousy record, Dallas had
five players make the Pro
Bowl, most from any team.
Garrett will have a say
in who stays and who
goes, including the coach-
es. The defense is espe-
cially likely to be over-
hauled after allowing the
most points and yards in
franchise history. Jones
remains committed to a 3-4

Hasselbeck to

start for Seattle

vs. New Orleans

Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. Even
though he wasn't playing,
Matt Hasselbeck made an
impassioned plea to team-
mates before last Sunday's
He called on them to take
control of the NFC West
again and reclaim their
spot at the top of the divi-
sion, even if it meant a 7-9

The victory over
St. Louis gave Seattle a play-
off berth and Hasselbeck
perhaps one last home
game after 10 seasons with
the Seahawks.
Hasselbeck will start
on Saturday against New
Orleans in the NFC play-
offs. It'll be the 10th playoff
start of his career all
with Seattle and it might
be his last.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck throws
during NFL football practice Tuesday, in Renton, Wash.

Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh is lifted by players after
Stanford's 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange
Bowl in Miami on Monday.

Harbaugh to meet

next with Dolphins

Associated Press

blowout victory in the
Orange Bowl made a big
impression on Miami
Dolphins owner Stephen
Harbaugh was to meet
Thursday with Ross in the
San Francisco area about
the Dolphins' coaching job,
two people with knowledge
of the situation said. Both
spoke to The Associated Press
on condition of anonymity
because the meeting was to
remain confidential.
Ross flew to California for
the visit even while Tony
Sparano remained Miami's
coach. A late-season col-
lapse by the Dolphins left
Sparano's job in jeopardy.
ESPN was first to report
Harbaugh's meeting
with Ross. Harbaugh met
Wednesday with the San
Francisco 49ers about their
coaching vacancy and may
consider other suitors as
Harbaugh returned
Tuesday to the Bay Area
following Stanford's 40-12
Orange Bowl victory over
VirginiaTech in the stadium
Ross owns. Ross, Dolphins
CEO Mike Dee and general
manager Jeff Ireland were
on the Stanford sideline
before the game.
Harbaugh was a star quar-

terback at Michigan, which
also has a coaching vacan-
cy. But Wolverines athletic
director Dave Brandon has
said he expects Harbaugh
to take an NFL job.
Ross is also a Michigan
graduate and a major con-
tributor to the university,
where the school of busi-
ness carries his name.
Landing Harbaugh will
require a significant finan-
cial commitment. New
Denver Broncos chief foot-
ball executive John Elway
has said he hopes to inter-
view Harbaugh for their
job, and new 49ers general
manager Trent Baalke is
looking for the coach to
replace Mike Singletary,
who was fired.
Harbaugh is 58-27 overall
as a college coach and 29-21
in four seasons at Stanford.
He took over a 1-11 team
when he was hired in
December 2006 and quickly
transformed the program.
The Cardinal set a school
record for victories this sea-
son by going 12-1.
Harbaugh played
15 seasons in the NFL for
the Bears, Colts, Ravens,
Chargers and Panthers.
He also has NFL coach-
ing experience he was
the Raiders' quarterbacks
coach in 2002-03, then
spent three seasons as head
coach at the University of
San Diego.


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Good grooming is a hairy

subject between friends

DEAR ABBY: Just how
honest should you be with
a friend? My friend "Fran-
nie" did not receive a promo-
tion in her department, and
I think I know why her
appearance. The promotion
would have required more
interaction with clients.
Frannie is bright, hard-
working, has Christian eth-
ics, a beautiful, trim figure, a
wide smile and dresses well.
But she wears no make-
up, doesn't pluck her huge
unibrow and wears sandals
that expose her very hairy
toes and the hairy tops of
her feet.
Many people have com-
mented to me about her
hairy feet and face, but I
have not had the heart to tell
her what they say. She has
also been asking me why
guys shy away from her.
Do I say nothing, or
should I offer helpful advice?
you need to ask yourself be-
fore raising a sensitive sub-
ject like this is: Is it true? Is
it helpful? Is it kind? From
where I sit, telling Fran-
nie what she needs to hear
passes those tests. Because
Frannie has been asking
why men shy away from her,
that's your opening to talk
to her about her grooming.

Abigail Van Buren
Many women have body-hair
issues, but there are solu-
tions for it. The poor woman
needs the services of a cos-
DEAR ABBY: My hus-
band and I separated more
than a year ago, but we have
remained friends for the sake
of our children. During our
marriage, my sister moved
in with us. When I moved
out, she stayed on to help my
husband financially, and also
to help with our children.
Yesterday, my husband
confirmed that he's now
sleeping with my sister. I
must see them almost daily
and I don't want to make
a difficult situation worse.
How can I get over the hurt
and betrayal I feel toward
them especially my sis-
ter? How can I forgive them?
Will time really heal this
may help in your healing if
you accept that your mar-
riage ended the day you
walked out the door, leaving

your sister in the role of wife
- contributing financially
to the household, parenting
the children, and I assume,
emotionally supporting your
husband. Not to have seen
this coming was naive. The
stronger you become, the
easier it will be to forgive
them and go on with your
life, but getting there may
require professional coun-
seling. I'm recommending
you start sooner rather than
DEARABBY: My friends
and I.were recently discuss-
ing supermarket etiquette
and hope you can provide
some insight. When check-
ing out at the grocery store
and a customer is standing
behind you ready to unload
her basket, is it your respon-
sibility to move the divider
bar to the end of your order
or should it be the person
behind you? Which is more
proper? CONSCIEN-
TIOUS: The person unload-
ing the basket usually places
the bar to ensure that her (or
his) groceries are kept sepa-
rate from the person in front.
There are, however, no hard-
and-fast rules about it..
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P.O. Box 69440, Los
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ARIES (March 21-
April 19): Communication
will be your strong point
and must be utilized if you
expect to get things done or
to persuade others to help
you. Research done now
will provide the knowledge
you need to let others know
that you are fully qualified
and responsible. ****
TAURUS (April 20-
May 20): Look for partners
who complement what you
do or have to offer. Don't
limit yourself when you
know you need help to do
things properly. The choic-
es you make now will have a
long-lasting effect **-
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Act professionally in
order to get the recommen-
dation you need and want. A
partnership will prove to be
advantageous but will only
develop through talks that
show your dedication, tal-
ent and willingness to be a
team player. *****
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): Acting impulsive-
ly will only lead to trouble,
not to mention difficulty
getting along with someone
you need to deal with regu-
larly. A partnership will be
in jeopardy if you choose to
argue instead of looking for
common ground. ***
LEO (July 23-Aug.
22): Your focus should be

Eugenia Last

on entertainment, love and
romance and making per-
sonal changes that will en-
hanceyour appeal. As long
as you don't exaggerate,
you will attract positive at-
tention, be looked up to, re-
spected and considered for
something that can make
a difference to your future.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-
Sept. 22): Don't be afraid
to take on a challenge; you
are armed and ready for
whatever comes your way.
Rely on your strength and
courage to help you bring
about whatever change is
required to set you on the
path to victory. ***
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): You'll have to talk
your way through whatever
personal setback you face.
Don't let anyone treat you
poorly or aggressively. Pre-
pare to make the changes
necessary at home to make
your life more comfortable
and peaceful. 5 *****
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-
Nov. 21): Trust in your
ability and talent. A prob-
lem with your residence or
with a move will leave you
feeling a little lost and con-
cerned. Rely on past experi-
ence or the advice of some-

one who has dealt with such
issues. **
22-Dec. 21): A secret is
likely to be revealed that can
leave you in a vulnerable or
precarious position. Keep
close tabs on what's being
said and who's involved in
the conversation. Your as-
sumption will be accurate
but you must act with diplo-
macy. ****
22-Jan. 19): You can take
a position in the spotlight or
choose to hide in the back-
ground. If you decide not
to participate, you will have
no leverage if you don't like
what develops. Helping
others will be a good way
'to show your enthusiasm.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Don't say or do
something that you will be
sorry for later. Only you can
decide what path to take to
follow your dreams, hopes
and wishes. Set goals and
stick to them. ***
PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20): You'll overre-
act or say something you
shouldn't. Prepare to do a
little damage control if you
want to avoid a setback that
can have a lasting effect on
an important relationship.
Think, strategize and pro-
ceed with caution. ***


by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: Y equals C
PREVIOUS SOLUTION: "Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly
when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else." Barbara
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2011-G Lead Based Paint Inspection
and Resting Services
Columbia County (herein referred to
as the "Owner")
Sealed bids marked "Sealed Bid for
Lead-Based Paint Inspection and
Clearance Testing Services Colum-
bia County Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant Project
for Fiscal Year 2009, Housing Reha-
bilitation Grant" to be financed by
the State of Florida Department of
Community Affairs under the provi-
sions, and subject to the require-
ments, of Title I of the Housing and
Community Development Act of
1974, as amended, will be received
by the Owner for lead-based paint in-
spection and clearance testing serv-
ices described, as follows:
Perform tests on pre-1978 single
family dwelling units to identify all
lead-based paint, including lead paint
inspection report; prepare risk as-
sessment report of lead-based paint
hazards, including control options
and cost estimates; and perform
clearance inspection after rehabilita-
tion has been performed, including
lead paint clearance report on eight
single family dwelling units pro-
posed for housing rehabilitation for a
Community Development Block
Grant Project for Fiscal Year 2009,
Housing Rehabilitation Grant.
Bids shall be addressed to the Office
of the County Manager, located at
135 NE Hemando Street, P. 0. Box
1529, Lake City, Florida, 32055, not
later than 11:00 a.m. Eastern Stand-
ard Time on February 10, 2011.
Bids shall be designated as "Lead-
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Manager, located at 135 NE Hernan-
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ership of eight parcels developed
with dwelling units proposed for
housing rehabilitation, prepare a title
report and issue title insurance in the
amount equal to $65,000 per parcel
for a Community Development
Block Grant Housing program.
Bids shall be addressed to the Office
of the County Manager, located at
135 NE Hernando Street, P. 0. Box
1529, Lake City, Florida, 32055, not
later than 11:00 a.m. Eastern Stand-
ard Time on February 10, 2011.
Bids shall be designated as "Sealed
Bid for Title Report and Title Insur-
ance Columbia County, Communi-
ty Development Block Grant Project
for Fiscal Year 2009, Housing Reha-
bilitation Grant" to be financed by
the State of Florida Department of
Community Affairs. Facsimile or
electronic mail bids will not be ac-
cepted. All bids must be submitted
on the Form of Bid Proposal. Any
bids received after the specified time
and date will not be considered.
The sealed bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud at 11:00 a.m.
Eastern Standard Time on February
10, 2011 at the Office of the County
Manager, located at 135 NE Heman-
do Street, Lake City, FL.
To obtain a copy of the Form of Bid
Proposal or for more information
please contact the Office of the
County Manager, located at 135 NE
Hemando Street, P. 0. Box 1529,
Lake City, Florida, 32055, between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday or call (386)
755-4100. The Owner reserves the
right to waive any informalities or to
reject any or all bids.
No Bidder may withdraw his/her bid
within sixty (60) days after the actual
date of the opening thereof.
04542859 .... ...
January 7, 2011
Revised Environmental Assessment
Upper Suwannee Basin Analysis
Implementation of Prescribed Bum-
USDA Forest Service
Osceola National Forest
Osceola Ranger District
Baker and Columbia Counties, Flori-
Pursuant to 36 CFR 215, District
Ranger Ivan Green requests com-
ments on the proposed project listed
above. We have completed the Re-
vised Environmental Assessment
(EA) to consider the addition of light
roller chopping, in conjunction with
prescribed burning, to the original
Upper Suwannee Prescribed Burning
EA in order to reduce heavy densi-
ties (above 30%) of saw palmetto.
Such activities can help accelerate
the recovery of herbaceous ground-
cover and native bunch grasses in
areas where saw palmetto (Serenoa
repens) cover is 30% or greater,
shading out other valuable plant spe-
cies critical for wildlife, native polli-
nators, and for maintaining the pres-
ence of regular low-intensity surface
fires across the landscape. The pro-
posed action would involve a single
pass with a light (empty or partly fil-
led) single drum roller chopper or
tandem choppers being pulled behind
a rubber-tired skidder, similar rub-
ber-tired tractor unit, or track dozer.
The drum configuration may be spi-
ral-blades, straight blades, Dixie har-
row (large spike tooth harrow) or
similar equipment. Prescribed burn-
ing conducted after roller chopping
would follow established procedures
used in the general prescribed bum-
ing program. This proposed revision
would not eliminate saw palmetto,
only reduce heavy layers of palmetto
where it degrades valuable wildlife
habitat. Copies of the EA are availa-
ble by contacting Cynthia Thompson
at the Osceola National Forest Dis-
trict Office at 386-752-2577, ext.
4511, or the EA can be viewed on
the National Forests in Florida web-
ceola/resources/projects. Comments
concerning this proposed action must
be postmarked or received within 30
days beginning the day after publica-
tion of this notice in the Lake City
Reporter. The date of this publica-
tion is the exclusive means for deter-
mining the timing of the 30-day
comment period, which includes Sat-
urdays, Sundays, and Federal holi-
days. However, if the 30-day period
ends on a Saturday, Sunday, or Fed-
eral holiday, comments will be ac-
cepted until the end of the next Fed-
eral working day (11:59 p.m.). Only
those who submit timely comments
or otherwise express interest in the
proposed project will be accepted as
appellants. Comments can be sent by
regular mail to Ivan Green, District
Ranger, Osceola National Forest,
P.O. Box 70, Olustee, Florida,
32072. Oral or hand-delivered com-
ments must be received at the Osceo-
la Ranger District Office, 11 miles
east of Lake City, Florida on U.S.
Highway 90 within our normal besi-
ness hours of 7:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m,

Monday through Friday. Additional
information may be obtained at this
address, or you may call (386) 752-
2577. Comments may be mailed
electronically to our office, in a com-
mon digital format, at comments-
or comments-southern-


florida( In accordance
with 36 CFR 215, individuals or or-
ganizations wishing to be eligible to
appeal must provide the following
1) Your name and address.
2) Title of the Proposed Action.
3) Comments or other expression of
interest on the proposed action, along
with supporting reasons that the Re-
sponsible Official should consider in
reaching a decision.
4) Your signature or other means of
identification verification. For or-
ganizations, a signature or other
means of identification verification
must be provided for the individual
authorized to represent your organi-
5) Those using electronic means may
submit a scanned signature. Other-
wise another means of verifying the
identity of the individual or organi-
zational representative may be neces-
sary for electronically submitted
comments or comments received by
6) Individual members of an organi-
zation must submit their own com-
ments to meet the requirements of
appeal eligibility; comments re-
ceived on behalf of an organization
are considered as those of the organi-
zation only.
January 7. 2011

010 Announcements

020 Lost & Found

Reward Two Lost Jack Russell
Terriers,female w/blind eye,
male neutered,
missing since 12/21
386-497-4325 or 365-3970

FREE: Boxer mix dog.
Approx. 1 yr. old. Great
companion. Very friendly &
playful. 386-754-1407

too Job
100 Opportunities

Member Service Specialist
Florida-Gtedit Union seeks an
energetic, creative individual to
help us meet our goals. Full time
Member Service Representative
Position available at our Lake
City branch. Monday Friday
and some Saturdays required.
If you have proven customer
service and sales skills we
would like to hear from you.
Prior financial experience is a
plus. Pay commensurate with
experience. Benefits include
vacation, 401k, health/life
insurance etc, Stop by our
branch at 583 West Duval Street
to complete an application or
send resume to with salary
requirements to: Florida Credit
Union, Attn: HR/MSS, P.O.
Box 5549, Gainesville, Fl
32627. Fax: 352-264-2661
Drug Free Workplace

7:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m.
The Health Center of Lake City
has an opening for an RN with
good assessment skills
Excellent Salary
Free Workplace
Apply in person or
send resume to:
The Health Center
of Lake City
560 S.W. McFarlane Ave.
Lake City, FL 32025

100 Job
100 Opportunities

Lake City's only full service hotel
is seeking the following:
* Caf6 Manager
* Front Desk Agent P/T
* Room Attendant P/T
Experience required. Apply
in person. Mon-Fri 12-5pm
213 SW Commerce Dr.
or email resume to:

Office Administrator for
local law firm.
Apply in person if you have
experience in office administra-
tion as well as legal experience.
Those with experience
need only apply.
Must have experience in
management, payroll and
bookkeeping And be available
to start immediately.
Salary will be commensurate
with experience.
Apply in person at
116 NW Columbia Avenue,
Lake City, Florida 32055.

Positions available for qualified
Tax Preparer and
Apply in person only at
The Tax Station
1010 SW Main Blvd., Lake City

Suwannee Homecare is seeking
LPN's for an elderly Gainesville
couple for 7am-7pm Days and
weekends will vary This is a
great position to supplement
income Please call Wendy
Serious inquires only

Cashiers needed, Experience
Preferred, Drug free workplace,
all applicants will be drug tested
Ellisville Exxon,
Hwy 441, No Phone Calls Please.
Experienced IT Tech/
Network Admin
Qualifications: 2+ years
experience with: win XP pro, win
7 pro, server 2003, 2008. Must
have worked within and be
familiar with active directory.
Must be capable of lifting/moving
workstations. Microsoft
certifications a plus.. Clean drivers
license required. Please submit
resume to or
fax to 386-758-1791
Experienced Stylist
needed, apply at
Southern Exposure Salon
Fabulous Coach Lines, Branford
Now Hiring
Experience & Education Preferred
e Application at http://www.fabu-
Part/Time Sales Clerk. $7.25 per
hour. Must be energetic, reliable,
ability to multi task & able to lift
501bs. Fax resume: 386-742-1293

12n Medical
120 Employment

Local Phlebotomy Course
offered in Lake City, FLA
Certificate program.

Family Life Care is searching
for good reliable workers
PRN- RN'S and LPN'S as well
as C.N.A's, application found on
our web-site or send resume to:
386-364-5648 HHA#299992645

120 Medical
120 EEmployment


Medical Personnel

LPN and MA
Needed for Correction &
Mental Health Facilities, top
pay, instant pay, sign on bonus,

Giebeig Family Medicine
Hiring for two full-time positions
Front Office Receptionist and
Nursing, experience preferred.
Fax resume to 719-9494.

Physician's Assistant needed for
new Urgent Care Center in Gaines-
ville area, ER or Urgent Care ex-
perience a plus, but not required.
Contact Paul @ 352-258.-4452

Wanted Receptionist,
experienced. Send resume to
826 SW Main Blvd. Suite 102.
Lake City, FL. 32025

240 Schools &
2 Education

Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-01/17/10

Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-01/17/11

Continuing education
Fees incl. books, supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or

310 Pets & Supplies

Chocolate Lab

Pair of Sugar Gliders
with cage and food. Retails at
$149. ea. Asking $100. for both.
10 weeks old.
$250. Paper trained.

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.

361 Farm Equipment

84 Ford 4610 Tractor. Runs good.
Solid 2WD. New front tires,
350hr on 2005 motor. Dependable.
$7500. obo. 386-867-0005

401 Antiques

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

402 Appliances

Kenmore Washer & Dryer Set
front load, side by side or stacka-
ble, HE model, good cond, $300
386-755-2548 or 867-0546

407 Computers

HP Computer,
386-755-9984 or


Bring the picture in or we will take it for you!
Advertise your car, truck, motorcycle, recreation vehicle or boat here for 10 consecutive days.
If your vehicle does not sell within those 10 days, for an additional $15 you can place your ad for
an additional 10 days. A picture will run everyday with a description of your vehicle. The price of
the vehicle must be listed in the ad. Your ad must be prepaid with cash, check or credit card. Just
include a snapshot or bring your vehicle by and we will take the picture for you. Private party only!
Price includes a 6 day/ 4 line classified ad of the same vehicle in print and online.

B aFor MreOtais Cal May o Brdge

I at 386-755-5440




Classified Department: 755-5440


420 Wanted to Buy
We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-961-1961.
Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks. Vans.
$250 & up CASH! Free Pick Up!
NO title needed !386-878-9260
After 5pm 386- 752-3648.

430 Garage Sales

All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.

Sat Jan 8th & Sat Jan 15th,8a-3p
Lots of baby things and toys,
181 SE Ripley Place,
Mikesville, off 441, S of Ellisville

440 Miscellaneous

Bass Tender Boat
$500 Call for details

Beautiful Brunswick
Pool Table. Claw feet,
leather pockets. Like new.
$1,200. 386-365-0697
Black & White
$50 each
Tow Behind Grill/Smoker. Com-
mercial built, nice shape. $1250.
obo. 386-249-3104 or 719-4802
Great for your New Years Bash!!!

Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
2/2 S/W beautiful, clean freshly
painted, near college,1 acre,
big front porch $650 mo, avail 1/1
386-697-1013 or 386-697-1900
Clean, quiet 3/2 ($625 mo) &
2/1 ($450 mo.) both in Branford
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, Lake City & Ft.
White. Contact 386-623-2465
or 386-292-0114
Nice 2br/2ba furnished MH on
Hwy 241, Providence. Front porch
Ref req'd. No inside pets. 1st &
sec. 386-752-4618 or 623-0925.
Nice clean 2&3 bdrm, Five Points,
NO PETS, also 3 bd on the
Westside, 1 mo rent & dep

Remodeled 2/1 w/screen porch.
Lg yard in quiet, clean, safe, well
maintained 10 unit park. Water,
garbage incl. $ $475.dep.
Very clean & well maintained 2/2
units in nice park. $
w/$500. dep. Rent incl water,
sewer, trash p/u. Close to town
386-984-8448 or 623-7547

0640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
$200. MONTHLY. Remodeled
SW. 2bd/2ba. Appliances,
delivered & blocked. Owner
finance available w/$3000 down.
Call Gary Hamilton 386-758-9824
Factory direct Jaconsen outlet
now open to the public 3/2 start-
ing at 39,900 complete.
m for complete website specials
or 352-872-5566
For the best deal in Florida!

North Pointe Homes is your
"new #1 Jacobsen dealer. Take a
short drive to Gainesville and
save thousands. Five year halo
warranty, 2x6 wall, and
much more. Free energy star
package on all others.
Call Chuck at 352-872-5567

Why drive to Gainesville?
This is Why! New 28x60
Jacobsen 3/2 inc FREE Furni-
ture! Low as $497 month.
Drive to our dealership and Buy,
I pay for your gas!
Call Mark at 352-872-5568

Palm Harbor Homes
Short Sales/Repo's/Used Homes
3 or 4 Bedroom Doublewides
Won't Last!! $3,500 40k
John 800-622-2832 Ext. 210

710 Unfurnished Apt.
S For Rent
$Holiday Cash $
NO App Fee, NO SD,
$250 off December,
*for Qualified Applicants
Windsong Apartments
(386) 758-8455

Excellent High Springs location.
1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor-plans;
some with garages.
Call 386-454-1469
or visit our website:
2BR/1BA with carport,
Privacy Garden and
Utility Room Near VA.
No Pets. 386-438-8052
on McFarlane Ave. W/D hookup
Rent $625. per month.
Call 386-867-1212 for details.
A Landlord You Can Love!
2 brApts $500. & up + sec. Great
area. CH/A washer/dryer hookups.

710 RUnfurnished Apt.
i, For Rent

Brick Duplex 2/1 off Baya. CH/A,
Carport, Carpet, tile, $575 mo,+
Dep. Call 386-752-0118 or "
386-623-1698 or 386-292-4937
Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1,
1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A,
$650 plus dep & bckgmd chk,
386-697-3248 or 352-514-2332
Great location W of 1-75, spacious
deluxe 2BR apts., garage, W/D
hook up. patio. $600 & up, + SD,
386 965-0276
Quail Heights 2br/lba duplex.
Secluded, private, safe. W/D
hookup. $700. mo. $500 security.
The Lakes Apts. Studios & IBr's
from $135/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Updated apartments w/tile floors
& fresh paint. Excellent location.
From $525. + sec.
Call Michelle 386-752-9626
country acre 8 mi to VA, off Lk
Jeff Rd. $500 mo + dep. No dogs.
Deck, w/d hookups 386.961.9181

720 Furnished Apts.
SFor Rent
NO Lease/Deposits, ROOMS only
Utilities, Cable, WI-FI, maid,
micro-fridge, phone, Pool.
Americas Best Value Inn
Wk 1 prs. $169,2 ppl $179 + tax
Park Model Trailers (Studio), all
utils, use of pool, $500 per month,
NeverDunn's RV Park.
386-961-8540 or 755-4945
Rooms for Rent. Hillcrest, Sands,
Columbia. All furnished. Electric,
cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly
or monthly rates. 1 person $135,
2 persons $150. weekly

730 Home For Rent

3 & 4 bedroom homes. Newly
renovated. Very nice, in town.
$750 $950 per month plus
deposit. 386-755-2423
3/2 Brick home w/great rm, approx
2500 sq ft, bonus rm 300 sq ft,
upgrades thru-out, on 1+1/2
acres,fenced back yard, detached
Irg storage area, 2 car garage,
Exec level home, $1500 month,
1st, last and sec req'd upfront, will
lease with option 386-527-0895
3/2,Brick Home, big back yard,
$900 month + Security Deposit
off of Branford Hwy & CR 242,
3br/2ba Brick. Double Carport
Carpet & tile. CH/A.On small lake
2000 sqft. $950. mo + sec. 386-
752-0118, 623-1698 or 292-4937
Cozy Cottage lbr/lba S. Hwy. 41
$550/mo. + security. Includes all
utilities & satellite TV. Pets OK.
Lg 4 br 2 ba home on Old Country
Club Rd, Living Rm, Family Rm,
Recreation Rm, fenced yard; no
pets; $800/month; 386-623-2642
Three Rivers Estates, 2/1, CH/A,
2010 W2 and ref's from current
landlord required, $700 month, &
$700 sec dep, 386-497-4699

740 Furnished
4IV Homes for Rent

3/2, 2000 Sq Ft Home,
completely fumished,$900 month,
located behind high school,

75f Business &
75J Office Rentals
OFFICE SPACE for lease.
Oak Hill Plaza. 900 sqft
$675mo/$695. sec dep.
Tom 386-961-1086 DCA Realtor

770 Condos For Rent

820 Farms &
4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road.
Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd
Owner Financing! NO DOWN!
$69,900. $613mo 352-215-1018.
4 Ac.,Ft. White. Well, Septic &
Power. Owner Financing!
NO DOWN! $69,900.
Only $613./mo 352-215-1018.

930 Motorcycles
2003 Honda Shadow Ridge 750cc
bike mustang seat, sissy bar,
Cobra pipes & floorboards, custom
tangerine paint 12k mi. runs &
looks great. $4100obo
will entertain reasonable offers
386-965-0676 Iv mess or text.
2008 Johnny Pag PINK custom
chopper 200 mi. Real head turner
excel cond ,pink w/white/silver
outlined flames $4500obo will
entertain reasonable offers
386-965-0676 Iv mess or text.

940 Trucks
1990 Ford F350 Dually
work truck, white, automatic
$1500 obo
1998 F-150 Ford
Pick Up
Nice truck for $3,900 CASH
2007 Nissan Frontier SE,
21K miles, excellent condition,
V6, Auto, $15,000
97 Chevy Z71 Extended cab. 3
door. Black w/gold trim. Local 2
owner. All service records. $4750.
obo 386-249-3104 / 386-719-4802

950 Cars for Sale

1970 Monte Carlo (1st yr). Body
restored, painted, New engine, less
than 10,000 mi. Must see. $9,000.
2003 Cadillac, Sedan Deville,
Pearl White,excellent condition,
84 K Miles, $6,000

Prime location 2br/lba.
Residential or commercial. Comer
of Baya & McFarlane. $600. mo.
$500 security. 386-752-9144 or

805 Lots for Sale

1/4 acre, new well, septic and
power, paved rd, owner fin, no
down pym't, $24,900,
($256 month) 352-215-1018
5 Acres in Lake City, FL,
low down. easy qualifying, and
low monthly payments,
please call 512-663-0065
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

FSBO, Completely Remodeled,
3bdr/lbth, fenced, new deck, shop,
new cabinets/appliances,Schools
blks away, $65K 478-391-1592

820 Farms &
o Acreage
WE FINANCE! Half to ten acre
lots. Some with w/s/pp
Deas Bullard BKL Properties

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