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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Publication Date: January 8, 2011
Frequency: daily (monday through friday)[<1969>-]
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Man facing murder charges extradited

Arrest in connection
with killing of two
Lake City women.
A Jacksonville man facing
multiple charges in the shooting
deaths of two Lake City women
was extradited to Jacksonville

Wednesday after
his arrest in
Savannah, Ga., in
late November,
authorities said.
Terre ll
20, 1214 Labelle
St., Jacksonville,
is charged with

two counts of

murder and carjacking (with a
firearm or deadly weapon). Other

warrants against Stewart include:
No vehicle ,registration, know-
ingly operating a vehicle while
drivers license suspended/can-
celed or revoked, and attaching
license plate or validation sticker
not assigned in the case. He is
being held without bond. I
According to Sheriff's Office
police reports, on Nov. -22,
Tashanda Jones, 20, and Janet
Mincey, 33, were found dead in the

street on the 3700 block of Spring
Grove Street in Jacksonville.
Jones and Mincey were report-
edly cousins.
Jones last listed her address
as Lake City in October, while
Mincey last listed her address as
Lake City in 2007.
Autopsies revealed the cause
of death of each victim was a
single gun shot wound.
The 2004 red Ford minivan

they were traveling in was not
found at the scene. Authorities
issued a stolen vehicle report
on the minivan and an inves-
tigator with the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office received a call
Nov. 24 from a Savannah Police
Department representative indi-
cating the minivan was found in

EXTRADITED continued on 3A



Batteries in smoke
detectors need
to be replaced.
arobinson@lakecityreporter. corn
mhe new year isn't
'just for mak-
ing resolutions
residents are
also reminded
to change the batteries in
their smoke detectors.
"We recommend you
change your battery at
least annually," said Buddy
Crews, Lake City Fire
Department battalion chief.
It's easy to remember
battery changes by asso-
ciating it with events such
as the new year, birth-.
days, anniversaries or
Daylight Savings Time,
said Columbia County Fire
Department Chief Tres
"We encourage people
to check and change their
smoke detectors on a spe-
cific date" he said. "If it's
something significant,
change out the battery."
Carbon monoxide detec-
tors should also be checked
annually, Crews said. It is

At .

Lake City Fire Department Battalion Chief Buddy Crews demonstrates how to install a battery
in a smoke detector. Crews said that batteries should be checked monthly and replaced at
least annually.

recommended that house-
holds have both a smoke
and carbon monoxide
"Carbon monoxide is
a deadly gas you cannot
sense anyway," he said. "It's
colorless and odorless."
ALARMS continued on 3A

ABOVE: Connie Norris, a sales clerk at Sunshine True Value
Hardware, stocks a wide variety of smoke detectors Friday.
'People should buy one for their protection and safety,' Norris
said. 'Every home should have one for precautions.'

LEFT: Jeff McNeill, a LCFD driver/engineer, installs a smoke
detector. One thing residents should not do is place detectors
too close to kitchens and bathrooms.

Schools to get $1.3 million in grants

Federal money
to come over a
four-year period.
The Columbia County
School District was
approved Friday to receive
more than $1.3 million in

federal grant funds over a
course of four years.
According to a Florida
Department of Education
news release, Columbia
County was awarded a por-
tion of Race to the Top
funds along with more than
20 other state school dis-
Florida won $700 million
in August, 2010 through

the federal Race to the Top
competition. Half of the
funds will be distributed to
approved districts to enact
locally-developed education
reform plans, the release
said. The other half will
allow the state to develop
a variety of programs to
aid all school districts by
improving low-perform-
ing schools, rewarding

highly-effective teachers
and increasing academic
Mike Millikin, superin-
tendent of schools, said the
district applied for the grant
money in November, 2010.
The application outlined a
four-year plan of "deliver-
ables," or stipulations, the
SCHOOLS continued on 3A


PATRICK SCOTT/Special to the Lake City Reporter
Lake City Police Officer Ivan Useche (right) detains Erica
Katrice Shemwell after her arrest Friday.

Woman arrested

after department

store disturbance

Allegedly drew
gun after arguing
with woman.
From staff reports
A Lake City woman faces
multiple charges, after
being arrested, according
to authorities, for pulling
a pistol and threatening
another woman outside a
local department store.
Erica Katrice Shemwell,
28,3794 NWArcher St, was
charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weap-
on and improper exhibition
of a firearm in connection
with the incident She was
booked into the Columbia
County Detention Facility
on $12,500 bond.

According to Lake City
Police Department reports,
around 5:15 p.m. officers
were dispatched to the
Lake City Plaza, on South
Main Boulevard, in refer-
ence to a dispute.
As officers were respond-
ing to the scene addition-
al calls were made to the
police station indicating
one of the people involved
in the disturbance was now
armed with a firearm.
When officers arrived
at the scene, they spoke
to April Norton, the vic-
tim, and other witnesses,
who said while Norton was
at Bealls Outlet she was
approached by Shemwell
GUN continued on 3A


to send letter

for Ichetucknee

Tubing blamed
for problems in
river's north end.
agonzalez@lakecityreporter. corn
The Ichetucknee River
controversy involving tub-
ing will flow into the hands
of state officials as county
commissioners have decid-
ed to send a letter next week
to the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection,
Commissioner Ronald
Williams said Friday.
Williams said the let-
ter will ask DEP to decide
whether tubers should be
allowed on the north end of
the river.
The Columbia

County Board of County
Commissioners agreed to
send a letter Thursday after
a resolution to ban tubing
on the northern segment
of the -river
~ d failed to
gain sup-
i port.
T he
ed by for-
Williams mer state
naturalist Jim Stevenson,
cited the damage caused
to growth of vegetation and
turbidity due to tubing in
the shallow water at the
river's north end. He said
the resolution was aimed
at restoring that part of the
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Chilean miner tours Graceland


Edison Pena said he
was living a dream as
he toured the Graceland
estate of his late idol,
Elvis Presley.
Pena was known to belt out Elvis
tunes underground to lift the spirits
of 32 other miners while they were
trapped for 69 days last year.
On Friday, he toured the Memphis
home and grounds that are a mag-
net for Elvis fans worldwide. Pena
shot video with his cell phone. He
occasionally broke into song, includ-
ing "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede
Pena's Graceland tour is part of
a five-day visit to Memphis, which
has included stops at a practice ses-
sion of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies
and a stay at the luxurious Peabody
Hotel. It's paid for by mostly
Memphis-area businesses and tour-
ism groups.

Witness: Jackson doctor
got distracted on call
LOS ANGELES A former girl-
friend of the doctor charged in the
death of Michael Jackson said he
called her the morning of the singer's
death and she heard commotion in the
Sade Anding testified Friday she
was talking to Dr. Conrad Murray but
at one point realized he wasn't paying
attention to her. She said she heard
coughing and mumbling but didn't
recognize the voice as Murray's.
Anding said she stayed on the line
for five to six minutes, but Murray
never got back on the phone.
Prosecutors called Anding to testify
during a preliminary hearing to deter-
mine if there is enough evidence for
Murray to stand trial for involuntary
manslaughter. He has pleaded not

Edison Pena tours the display of gold records at Graceland, Elvis Presley's home,
on Friday in Memphis, Tenn. Pena is one of 33 miners who were trapped for 69
days in a collapsed mine in Chile. Pena, an Elvis fan who led other miners in
Elvis songs to help pass the time while waiting to be rescued, was invited to tour
Graceland by Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Phone records show Murray called
Anding at 11:51 a.m. then called
Jackson's personal assistant 911 was
dialed at 12:21 p.m.

Melissa Rivers to mom:
Enough plastic surgery!
PASADENA, Calif. Melissa
Rivers has a message for her mom:
Enough plastic surgery!
She said her 77-year-old mother's
surgical enhancements are a source
of conflict.
Comic Joan Rivers said in a book
she wrote two years ago, "Men Are
Stupid ... And They Like Big Boobs
- A Woman's Guide to Beauty
Through Plastic Surgery," that she's

had more than a dozen cosmetic
"In my opinion, it's like enough,"
Melissa Rivers said. "Stop it. It is a
source of conflict, it really is. It both-
ers me."
The two women were at a news
conference Friday to hype their
upcoming WE network reality series,
"Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?"
The series premieres Jan. 25.
Rivers joked about her daughter's
concerns, but said it's part of being
in show business and doesn't think
there's any such thing as too much.
"If you had a dollar for every
stitch in the face of someone you
interviewed, you wouldn't be here,"
she told reporters.

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Celebrity Birthdays

* Actor-comedian Larry
Storch is 88.
* Actor Ron Moody is 87.
* Broadcast journalist
Sander Vanocur is 83.
* CBS newsman Charles
Osgood is 78.
* Singer Shirley Bassey is
* Game show host Bob
Eubanks is 73.

Daily ScriDture

* Country-gospel singer
Cristy Lane is 71.
* Rhythm-and-blues singer
Anthony Gourdine (Little
Anthony and the Imperials)
is 70.
* Actress Yvette Mimieux is 69.
* Rock musician Robby
Krieger (The Doors) is 65.
* Rock singer David Bowie
is 64.

"Follow God's example, there-
fore, as dearly loved children
and walk in the way of love,
just as Christ loved us and gave
himself up for us as a fragrant
offering and sacrifice to God."

Ephesians 5:1-2

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Shuttle's mission
delayed again

Space shuttle Discovery's
final flight keeps getting
The space station deliv-
ery mission is now off until
the end of February NASA
had been aiming for an early
February liftoff, but man-
agers decided Thursday to
take more time to complete
repairs to Discovery's exter-
nal fuel tank.
Following a failed launch
attempt in early November,
cracks were found in metal
struts of the massive tank.
More cracks were discov-
ered last week, after the
shuttle was returned to its
hangar. NASA is consid-
ering reinforcing all 108
struts on the central part
of the tank for extra safety,
NASA spokesman Allard
Beutel said Friday.
The initial cracks were
so big that the insulating
foam on top of the dam-
aged struts, or so-called
stringers, split open. That's
NASA's main concern:
Cracking could cause foam
to break away during liftoff
and slam into Discovery.
Columbia ended up being
destroyed in 2003 after
a slab of foam gouged a
Engineers are still trying
to figure out why the crack-
ing occurred; a manufac-
turing flaw is suspected.

Mayor's wife
arrested for drugs

TAVARES The wife of
a central Florida mayor is
in jail on drug charges.
According to Lake
County jail records, 40-
year-old Sharon Wolfe was
charged Thursday with
possession of a controlled
substance and a synthetic
narcotics charges. Bail was
set at $15,000.
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This image provided by NASA shows space shuttle Discovery
with it's external fuel tank being worked on and examined
in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space
Center in Florida. The decision was made Thursday to delay
the launch and allow the teams additional time and delay the
next launch opportunity out of the early February launch win-
dow, which opened Feb. 3.

Wolfe, is mayor of Tavares.
It's not the first time
Sharon Wolfe had been
jailed. Booking records
show her most recent
arrest came in April when
she was charged with hit-
and-run and driving under

Mom not charged
for son's gun

mother of a 5-year-old who
brought an unloaded gun to
school in December won't
face charges.
Police said Thursday the
gun didn't belong to the
woman. They said she didn't

know her child had found
the weapon on the rear floor-
board of her vehicle. The
identity of the gun owner
wasn't available and the
names of the mother and
child were not released.
The .40-caliber Glock
23 was found in the child's
backpack before classes at
Riviera Elementary School
started on Dec. 16.
Police said the child's
mother has been coopera-
tive. The Florida Department
of Children and Families
continues to investigate the
well-being and safety of the
three children living with
the woman.


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FWC plants fish attractors


Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
employees recycled a
bunch of Christmas trees
by sinking them in Lake
Montgomery where the
trees will now become fish
Around lunchtime
Thursday, a group of three
FWC employees unloaded
the trees from a trailer
and placed them on the
FWC pontoon boat before
heading across the lake to
place the trees near a fish
Dan Dorosheff, FWC
fisheries biologist, said just
under 30 trees were placed
in the lake as part of the
"The materials that we
sink, in years past, eventu-
ally rots away," he said. "So,
by refurbishing our existing
fish attractors, it continues
to provide this deep water
refuge for fish to go. It also
attracts smaller fish to the
complexity of the submerged
trees and it can provide safe-
ty from the fish-eating cor-
morants that are migratory
birds that come here in the

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TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission employees Gary Byerley (from left),
Dan Dorosheff and Brian Hilton prepare old Christmas trees that will be placed into Lake
Montgomery as fish attractors. Close to 30 trees were added to the lake Thursday.

winter and eat fish"
The submerged trees also
give anglers an area to target
for fish away from shore-
"In the winter the fish like
to hangout near something
hard or physical, not jut the
bottom of a mud bath tub,"
Dorosheff said, noting most
Florida lakes are shaped like

bath tubs with little of no
structure or contour chang-
He said the FWC does not
put the Christmas tree fish
attract or in the lake each year.
"I've been with the FWC
for nine years and we've
been working this kind of
project for that time peri-
od, but not every year," he

said, noting planting fish
attractors is done at Lake
Montgomery about once
every three years.
Department of
Environmental Protection
permits are issued to place
the fish attractors and it is
illegal for the general pub-
lic to introduce attractors to
Florida's public waters.

Scott denies flip-flop on gambling

Associated Press

Rick Scott denied Friday
that he's flip-flopped on his
opposition to an expansion of
gambling and said he won't
make his flight plans public
when using his private jet for
state business.
Those comments came at
Scott's first formal news con-
ference since taking office
It was a brief but wide-
ranging encounter with the
press corps that lasted just
less than 17 minutes. Scott
also was asked about some
of the high salaries he's pay-
ing his staff, his order freez-
ing state rule-making and his
relationship with the media.
The multimillionaire
Republican businessman
used five minutes to recap
his first days as governor
*before taking questions.
One of the first was about
a report in The Miami
Herald and St Petersburg
Times saying he's now
open to allowing Las Vegas-
style casino resorts follow-
ling a private meeting with
a Nevada gaming company
owner two weeks after the
:Nov. 2 election.
; "I don't know why any-
,body would say that," Scott
said. "I've not taken any posi-
tion other than the position


'Continued From Page 1A

The letter will state
that the commission was
asked to show support for
'closing the north leg of
,the river to tubers, said
.County Manager Dale
:Williams. He said the
letter will also say that
:the board chose to reject
.the resolution because it
didn't provide scientific
information backing its
Dale Williams said the
letter will encourage the
DEP to act on Stevenson's
claims, if supported by
scientific evidence. "If the
science at the DEP says
the tubers are detrimen-
tal to the river," he said,

I've already said."
Scott told reporters he
doesn't want the .state to
"become very largely depen-
dent on gaming for revenue"
but noted Florida already
allows gambling.
There's a state lottery,
and Florida has a compact
with the Seminole Indians
to get a cut from gambling
at tribal casinos. The state
also permits betting at horse
and dog tracks and jai alai
frontons. Those pari-mutuel
facilities also are allowed
poker rooms, and the ones
in Miami-Dade and Broward
counties can have slot
"I'm fine with what they
are doing," Scott said. "I've
not taken any position I want
to expand gaming or make
any changes."
Scott said his visit with
casino operator Sheldon
Adelson, owner of the Las
Vegas Sands Corp., was
just a stop on the way to
the Republican Governors
Association meeting in San
Diego. Scott did not elabo-
rate, but Sands spokesman
Ron Reese called it an "intro-
ductory meeting."
The company has been
pushing Florida to lift its
ban on casino gambling, and
Adelson has said he's willing
to invest up to $3 billion on a
Miami project
The Republican-controlled

Legislature has been reluc-
tant to expand gambling,
and many members are
opposed on moral grounds.
Legislation is expected to
be filed this year, though,
to allow four or five casino
resorts and create a com-
mission to regulate them.
Scott, who made his for-
tune in the health care busi-
ness, flew to see Adelson
in his personal jet he's also
using on state business, pick-
ing up all costs including fuel
out of his own pocket
The governor also has
ordered the sale of the state's
two remaining executive air-
craft, a jet and a turboprop,
to save the state money. He's
said Cabinet members and
other officials can drive or
fly commercial if they need
to go somewhere.
Scott blocks his plane
from Flight Aware, a web-

site that tracks the where-
abouts of private as well as
commercial aircraft lIe said
he'll continue to keep his jet
"I've never done it," he
said. "I don't believe in it."
Scott, who spent more
than $70 million of his own
money to get elected, prom-
ised he wouldn't accept his
$130,273 salary, but he'll be
kept on the books as get-
ting 1 cent for accounting
purposes. He's paying some
staffers even more than he
would have gotten, though.
They include budget
director Jerry McDaniel, a
holdover from former Gov.
Charlie Crist's adminis-
tration; chief of staff Mike
Prendergast, a retired Army
officer and unsuccessful
GOP congressional can-
didate; and policy adviser
Mary Ann Carter.


Continued From Page 1A .

Jacksonville authori-
ties interviewed one of
Stewart's relatives who said
he came to their home in a
red minivan.
'The relative observed
Stewart in the driver's
seat and also observed a

black revolver between
the two front seats," it said
in reports written by Det.
W.V. Barker, a 14-year vet-
eran with the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office.
Stewart was later found
in Savannah and arrested,
reports said.

is to get help for Ichetucknee River

"then what are they wait-
ing on?"
The county manager
said that state legislature
has already empowered
DEP to regulate the river,
giving it the authority
over the. closing of any
part of the river.
"It doesn't really matter
what the county decides,"
he said, "the DEP has
sole authority over the
The board no longer
requires Stevenson to pro-
duce scientific proof and
studies he claimed he had,
said both Ronald Williams
and Dale Williams.
"A lot of times, com-
mon sense prevails over


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GUN: Allegedly had pistol

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who began to yell obsceni-
ties towards her and then
left the store.
Shemwell reportedly
returned to the store and
Norton began to leave.
Capt. John Blanchard,
Lake City Police
Department public infor-
mation officer, said as
Norton left the store she
was followed by Shemwell
and Shemwell allegedly
pulled a pistol out of her
purse and according to
multiple witnesses threat-
ened Norton while point-
ing the pistol at her.

Shemwell left the area
as Norton called 911.
Officers stopped
Shemwell's vehicle about a
block away near the inter-
section of Southwest Main
Boulevard and Southwest
Montgomery Street as
she was leaving the area,
based on a description of
her and the car from wit-
Shemwell reportedly
denied threatening Norton
with a gun, but authorities
found Shemwell had a pis-
tol and she was arrested.

ALARMS: Check regularly

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Smoke detectors also
should be checked monthly
to make sure they are work-
ing properly, Crews said.
The sense of smell does
not operate while sleeping,
he said. The audible sound
from a smoke detector will
wake a person up if a fire
Smoke detectors are
found throughout a home
in locations such as hall-
ways, rooms and near bed-
"You can't ever have too
many," Atkinson said.
The National Fire
Protection Association asks
several questions regarding
smoke alarms in its Home
Fire Prevention Checklist:
Do you have smoke
alarms installed on every
level of your home?
Is there an alarm out-
side every sleeping area
Do your smoke alarms
work? Do you test them

once a month and replace
batteries at least once a
Does everyone in your
home know the sound of
your smoke alarms?
Are any smoke alarms
in our home more than 10
years old? If so, replace
Free smoke detectors are
available for needy families
through both departments.
Residents must meet a cer-
tain criteria and fill out an
County residents can
call the CCFD at 386-754-
7057. City residents can call
the LCFD at 386-752-3312.
Regular smoke detector
checks and battery chang-
es give extra security for a
family, Atkinson said.
"Ifs a life safety issue
to have a working smoke
detector," he said.

SCHOOLS: Gain grant

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district would meet each
year in order to continue
receiving the money, he
'We could possibly be
eligible for that $1.3 million
if we get everything done
in a four-year period that
we said we're going to do,"
Millikin said.
Stipulations the district
has already begun to meet
for year one include work-
ing on infrastructure, imple-
menting progress-monitor-
ing systems like Thinkgate
and updating technology
to ready the district for
giving at least one of the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Tests online in
addition to online End-of-
Course assessments set to
begin in the spring, Millikin
"We got our award let-
ter this week that we can
start sending in reimburse-
ments for year one for the
deliverables that we've

done already," he said. "But
we've been kind of careful
because we didn't want to
do a lot of things on credit in
case we didn't get it But we
have spent some because
we wanted to start the tech-
nology update process early
because we needed it this
year. This spring coming
up we. will have at least one
of the FCAT exams online
and End-of-Course exams
in Algebra."
Millikin said the district
is happy to receive the
"At least for one year
we'll have a little more than
$325,000 for things that are
very needed and this will
help us offset some expens-
es that we were going to
have in a very tough bud-
get year," he said. "We
were very concerned that
we would be at the level
of technology needed to
switch-over to online test-
ing for our students."

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Saturday, January 8, 201 I






last licks

things must end.
And some things
that are a pain in
the neck end, as
The U.S. Postal Service
announced that all new stamps
will be "forever" stamps begin-
ning this year.
This is a welcome change for
anybody who dreads scroung-
ing for 1- and 2-cent stamps
any time postal rates change.
The Postal Service, like
many industries, faces increas-
ing challenges in the electronic
Many people have ditched
writing letters in favor of e-
mail, instant messaging, text
messaging or other services.
Vast numbers of people have
opted to pay bills and handle
banking tasks online instead of
by mail.
Still others have switched
to carriers such as FedEx and
UPS for delivering packages.
According to the Associated
Press, the Postal Service lost
$8.5 billion in the fiscal year
ending Sept. 30, even after
trimming more than 100,000
jobs in recent years, and esti-
mates it will lose $6 billion to
$7 billion this year.
It is obvious that other
changes must be made to keep
the Postal Service running.
So at a time when there is
so much serious competition,
anything the Postal Service can
do to make its service more
convenient is a step in the right
* Loveland (Colo.) Daily


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B. Johnson declared a "War
on Poverty" in his State of the
Union address.
* In 1935, rock-and-roll leg-
end Elvis Presley was born in
Tupelo, Miss.

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GOP tangled up by Constitution

Oops. The first days
of the GOP take-
over of the House "-
of Representatives
did not go quite as
many Republicans intended.
Having promised to cut $100
billion from federal spending
(even as the national debt sur-
passed $14 trillion), the GOP
leadership on Day One had to
scale that .back to $35 billion,
arguing President Obama's bud-
get was not passed in 2010 so
there wasn't as much to cut as
the GOP expected.
After pledging that all legisla-
tion increasing the deficit would
be offset by strict spending bud-
get cuts elsewhere, new House
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio,
had to backtrack. Vowing the
House will repeal the health
care law, he found out the
non-partisan Congressional
Budget Office says repeal would
add $230 billion to the deficit,
which Republicans can't off-
set. Boehner said, oh well, the
CBO's numbers are off.
Then Boehner had to defend
his position that amendments
will be permitted on pending
legislation and must go through
proper committee procedures
- except for repealing the
health care law. "I didn't say
every bill would be open," he
Then there was the his-
toric reading of the Constitution
- apparently, never done
before on the House floor.
But the question immediately
arose which Constitution?
"This is not a debate," snapped
the Republican, in charge as a
Democrat legitimately raised a
parliamentary point of inquiry.
As Republicans and
Democrats lawmakers obedi-
ently lined up like schoolchil-
dren to read the parts of the
4,500-word document allotted
to each, Democrats objected to


Ann McFeatters
reading parts nobody likes any-
more. For example, the original
Constitution counted a slave as
three-fifths of a human being
and decreed fleeing slaves be
returned to their owners.
, The original Constitution
stipulates many things we no
longer hold dear. Legislatures
no longer choose senators.
Congress no longer assembles
once a year on the first Monday
in December. The House and
Senate no longer have to get
each other's consent to adjourn
for three days. The U.S. no lon-
ger regulates trade with "Indian
tribes" or goes out of its way
to punish all pirates. States no
longer impose duties of $10 per
person on citizens moving from
other states. Armies are now
raised and paid for longer than
two years at a time.
And don't get us started
on holding prisoners without
lawyers, charges or speedy,
public trials, all of which the
Constitution forbids but which
we have done in recent his-
tory, to the approval of many
Reading the Constitution
turned out to be both bipartisan
and uninspiring, except for the
slight amusement of listening to
legislators stumbling over unfa-
miliar words.
Outgoing speaker Nancy
Pelosi showed up all the men by
having memorized her portion.
Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash.,
remarked that, technically,
the Constitution should not

have been read since, under
Boehner's new rules, the
Republicans did not alert
Democrats to what version of
the Constitution would be read,
denying members the neces-
sary 72 hours to consider the
language before the House. He
was joking. Or so we think.
John Boehner and his side-
kick Eric Cantor, R-Va., didn't
even listen to the reading and
left the floor as soon as their
parts were finished to hold a
news conference. As their col-
leagues continued toiling over
the reading of the (amended)
Constitution, Boehner and
Cantor preached to news media
about killing the "jobs-killing"
health care law.
As legislators droned on
through seven articles and 27
amendments, the White House
took advantage of the quiet time
to confirm that Bill Daley, Al
Gore's former presidential cam-
paign manager, would be the
president's new chief of staff.
Stumbling into their second
week on the job, GOP legisla-
tors are lining up to propose
un-Constitutional things. For
example, some members plan to
introduce bills denying citizen-
ship to U.S.-born children of
undocumented workers, which
the Constitution forbids. Some
members do not want to extend
the debt ceiling, although the
Constitution says we must pay
our debts. Some people want to
jail people who burn the flag,
* although the Constitution guar-
antees us free speech. The list
is long.
Here's betting we won't
hear another reading of the
Constitution any time soon.

Scripps Howard columnist
Ann McFeatters has covered
the White House and national
politics since 1986.


Why gas prices give us no break

As the story 'Gas
prices zooming: $4
per gallon possible'
noted last Sunday,
gas prices are going
up. But there's more to this
story, and it's time the truth was
told to the average American:
It's unlikely gas prices will come
back down, ever, for a couple of
First, the dollar is 'weaken-
ing.' What that means is the
countries where we buy most
of our oil are finding dollars are
'weaker' because they buy less
and less. This is because the
Federal Reserve is deliberately
printing dollars as fast as they
can to bring down their value
in world trade. Fed officials say
this is going to help the econo-
my recover. Whether that's true
or not, oil producers don't like it
and they are charging us more

for oil. The truth of the matter
is, there is no end in sight to
all this dollar printing, or 'quan-
titative easing' as the Federal
Reserve likes to call it. So the
dollar will get weaker.
The second reason is a lot
more straightforward. The
world is running out of oil, at
least according to the numbers
that the oil companies have
been providing to the govern-
ment for many years. This is
happening at the worst possible
time, just when two billion peo-
ple in China and India are start-
ing to get their economies fired
up, because fired up economies
run mainly on oil.
The United States now has
to bid for oil in world markets
against the growing economies
of China, India and other coun-
tries of the developing world,
and that drives the price up.

And 'growing' is the right word
to describe these countries,
they need more oil every day.
I've left out many details
to make the point simple, but
make no mistake: It's time for
people to wake up and real-
ize we're in new world now,
a world where gas prices are
only going up in the long run,
and the long run is going to get
here more quickly than people
expect. We will see $4 per gal-
lon gas soon, and it won't be
long before we'll blow right past
Finally, our government has
known this was coming for
years and done nothing. Don't
expect that to change. It's time
to prepare personally and as a
community for the inevitable
John Farrell
Lake City


Jay Ambrose



tells tale

of Arnold

Democratic legisla-
tors were "girlie
men," Arnold
stated early in his tenure as
governor of California, and you
had to laugh and even applaud,
because here was a popular,
muscular action hero of the
movies taunting opponents who
really did seem politically sissi-
fied. The laughs and applause
for that and more are over now.
It's parking-ticket time.
The meter-maid story out of
Los Angeles.came a day after
Jerry Brown replaced the fad-
ing star as chief of a state where
everything has gone wrong. The
cost of living is a killer. Business
taxes and regulation are insuffer-
able. The $28 billion deficit is bone
crushing. The credit rating is the
lowest in the union. The unemploy-
ment statistics are 12.2 percent
Unsurprisingly, Schwarzenegger's
approval rating is at the bottom of
the barrel, and then comes this
further symbol of how far he has
fallen: a citation for leaving his
Mercedes several hours in a five-
minute passenger loading zone.
Chances are he will not now join
those record numbers of residents
and business firms fleeing this
currently disintegrating state, but
he would be less than human if he
never brooded over sadly dissolved
glory moments.
An Austrian-born immigrant
with nothing but success in
America, he came to gubernatorial
power full of ebullience and good,
big ideas to make some things
smaller, such as bloated budgets.
Soon enough there was wide-
spread, eager national discussion
of changing the U.S. Constitution
so non-native citizens could serve
as president
What went wrong? Maybe too
much swagger and too little experi-
ence were part of it When alliance
might have helped, he courted
alienation. While Democratic
legislators were indeed "girlie"
about confronting dominant
interests, they were not so wimpy
about standing up to an insulting
Republican governor.
Those interests including
rapacious public employee unions
- hit back every bit as hard as
the legislators, helping to assure
the defeat of ballot propositions
Schwarzenegger sought in order
to save school children from teach-
er tenure, quality of life from sate-
spending madness and other noble
ends from other stupidities.
The governor, it's said in one
assessment, could himself scurry
when the going got tough: He
aimed to rid the government of
billions of dollars worth of boards
and commissions needed for noth-
ing but patronage, ran into tough
resistance, and then bounced in
other directions.
He was a reckless borrower, a
budget trickster and an advocate
of the showy but unaffordable,
reviews of his administration show.
My own sense of him is that the
ex-governor is a decent, well-mean-
ing man, which is not the same
as saying he was particularly well
equipped for the job or as consis-
tently clear-eyed and true to his
early pledges as anything beyond
minimal success required.
His story, though in many ways
remarkable, has ended worse than
poorly for the people of California
and is not so badly summed up by
a fine he must now pay for having
stayed in the wrong place for too
long a time.
* Jay Ambrose, formerly
Washington director of editorial
policy for Scripps Howard news-
papers and the editor of dailies in
El Paso, Texas, and Denver, is a
columnist living in Colorado.



Art exhibit
The Art League of
North Florida is sponsor-
ing an exhibit of paintings
by member Kathleen
Giddens from now
until Feb. 4 at the Levy
Performing Arts Center.
Levy Center hours are 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday.

ALU Walk
Four Rivers Audubon
hosts a monthly ALLI-
Walk: Bird/Butterfly/
Nature's Garden out-
ing 8 to 11 a.m. today
at Alligator Lake. Jerry
Krumnunrich, 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.

MLK Parade
Participants are needed
for the Northeast Florida
Leadership Council
Annual Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Parade 10 a.m.
Jan. 17 beginning at DOT.
Call Ron 867-0468, Gwen
623-3779, or Audre 344-

Master Gardener
A new University of
Florida Master Gardener
class is forming.
Applications will be accept-
ed through Jan. 15. To
learn more about becoming
a Master Gardener, con-


Frigid weather forces man to seek refuge downtown

A man takes refuge from the cold weather while sleeping on some steps along Madison Street in downtown Lake City on Friday.

tact the Columbia County
Extension Office at 752-
5384 or stop by for the appli-
cation. Training will take
place every Wednesday
Feb. 9-April 20.

Festival Pageant
Contestants are being
sought for the 2011
Olustee Festival Pageant.
The pageant is Feb. 5
and open to girls ages 13
months 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 weeks 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, P.O.
Box 402, Lake City, FL
32055, fax 719-4389 or e-
mail berniceEXCEL@aol.
com. Call 752-4074. The
theme is "Knowledge Is
Contagious." Qualifyihg
students are asked to

bring a book to exchange
or give away.

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.


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,

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

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


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 386-755-5579.

Medicaid workshop

A free Medicaid work-
shop is 10 a.m. Jan. 13 in
the Lifestyle Enrichment
Center. To attend, please
call Shana Miller at 386-

RMS Awards Program
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

MLK's capitol portrait to be transferred

Associated Press

ATLANTA The portrait of
Martin Luther King Jr. that hangs
next to the governor's office at
the state Capitol is expected to
be moved to another part of the
building despite the objection of
a state civil rights official.
The King portrait is expected
to be moved in time for the state's
observance of the King holiday
on Jan. 13.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp
said the portrait needed to be
moved to make room for the new
portrait of outgoing Gov. Sonny
Perdue. Portraits of Perdue and
former governors Roy Barnes
and Zell Miller will be placed on
the wall outside of the governor's
"We felt like it would be a good
idea to find a permanent home
for it so when we're doing tours
it's always in the same place,"
said Kemp. "It's a bigger area and
it's better lit. It's a more promi-
nent location."
Kemp said the new location
should be final and will prevent
the painting from having to be
moved to make space for new
gubernatorial portraits. The
Secretary of State's office is in
charge of the Capitol Museum

Tour guide Carey Shellman (right) leads visitors to a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. at right that hangs beside
a portrait of former Gov. Roy Barnes next to the governor's office in the Georgia state Capitol Friday in Atlanta.
The portrait is being moved to another part of the building to give the painting a permanent place of prominence.

and decides where to place por-
traits in the building.
Gordon Joyner, executive
director and administrator of the
state's Civil Rights Department
at the Commission on Equal

Opportunity, objected to the
move on Friday in a hand-deliv-
ered letter to Kemp's office.
"I respectfully submit this let-
ter beseeching you to reverse
this decision and action and

immediately restore Dr. King's
portrait to its appropriate, long-
held and familiar location," the
letter reads. "Return Dr. King's
portrait to its position of deserved
prominence in our Capitol for all

of the people of Georgia and the
world to see."
The painting is the second ver-
sion of the civil rights icon to
hang in the state Capitol. The
first was displayed in 1973 during
the administration of then-Gov.
Jimmy Carter over the protests
of the Ku Klux Klan, said Rep.
Tyrone Brooks, who at the time
was working at the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference
that King co-founded.
Brooks recalled that Klan
members broke into the Capitol
and slashed the painting, which
was redone and unveiled in the
Capitol rotunda the following
year. That portrait is now on loan
to the Woodruff Library at the
Atlanta University Center.
The new portrait was unveiled
in 2006. It will now move to the
north wing. Kemp said its new
location will also include a display
with information about the civil
rights movement in Georgia and
King's life.
Brooks said he isn't rushing to
judgment about why the painting
is being moved.
"If the King family is satisfied
with the move, then I'll be satis-
fied with the move," said Brooks,
adding that Kemp should explain
to the King family why the por-
trait is being relocated.

NY overprepares for new snow after blizzard mess

Associated Press

City came out overprepared
Friday for a weak storm that
delivered just a few inches of
snow not enough to plow
in most places and likely
not enough for the mayor
to redeem himself from a
disastrous response to a
post-Christmas blizzard.

Flakes melted onto wet
streets as snowplows -
some equipped with global
positioning devices since the
blizzard foul-up and salt
spreaders sat idle in neigh-
borhoods all over the city.
By nightfall, the National
Weather Service reported
the highest accumulation
citywide was 2 inches in
Queens, a mere dusting
compared with the holiday

storm that dumped 29 inch-
es in Staten Island, 2 feet in
Brookldyn and 20 inches in
Central Park.
Six to 12 inches was
forecast Friday for parts of
upstate New York, where
dozens of schools were
closed, but in the New York
City area, a total of 3 to 5
inches was expected.
"They probably spent a
small fortune getting pre-

pared for nothing. For noth-
ing!" said Richie Quinn,
53, a butcher who lives in
Brooklyn. "Yet we were
unprepared for the big boy."
After that winter blast on
the tail of a holiday travel
weekend, swaths of the city
went unplowed for days,
ambulances got stuck and
the overworked sanitation
department allowed trash to
pile up. The response was

so mired with problems
- including rumors of a
deliberate work slowdown
by sanitation workers -
that it is being examined
by federal and local inves-
Mayor Michael
Bloomberg's administra-
tion, which has reassigned
some sanitation supervi-
sors and demoted its EMS
command chief, seized

Friday's storm as a chance
to restore its image as a
government that smoothly
handles emergencies.
Along with the GPS
devices on some sanitation
trucks, teams of workers
were deployed throughout
the city, toting video cam-
eras that sent live feeds
of street conditions back
to commanders at emer-
gency headquarters.

Page Editor: Roni Toldanes, 754-0424


Saturday, January 8, 201 I




Racy calendar angers Catholic leaders

Angie Land

No point




It is an obvious fact
that driving your car
forward while star-
ing into the rearview
mirror doesn't make
much sense. If your gaze
lasts too long, chances are
pretty good that you will
find yourself in the ditch.
That being said, there is
something about human
nature that makes it dif-
ficult to let go of that which
is known and familiar. The
Bible records an example
of this very phenomenon in
Genesis 19:
'With the coming of dawn,
the angels urged Lot, saying,
Hurry! Take your wife and
your two daughters who are
here, or you will be swept
away when the city is pun-
When he hesitated, the
rasped his hand and
the hands of his wife and of
his two daughters and led
them safely out of the city,
for the Lord was merciful to
Genesis 19:15-16
Reading this passage in
2011 gives us the advantage
of hindsight and while we
are relieved that the family
was led (maybe dragged?)
out of danger, we marvel
over the fact that Lot "hesi-
If the story ended here,
we could turn it into a
"... and they lived happily
ever after" fairytale-type
The problem was much
bigger than getting Lot,
Mrs. Lot and the girls physi-
cally out of Sodom. The
Lot family had a "lot" going
for them in Sodom (pun
intended): Wealth, position
and that all important com-
fort factor. Sadly, the story
doesn't have the fairy tale
ending ... the Bible records
that Lot's wife "looked back"
and was turned into a pillar
of salt We can't know all the
reasons Mrs. Lot had for
looking back. Perhaps she
was concerned about friends
and neighbors, or maybe
wanted to check to see if the
house survived the fire, or
simply grieving over life as
she knew it
No matter the cause, the
end result of driving for-
ward, while looking in the
rearview mirror is the same.
Living life looking back can
also be lethal to our mar-
riages, family relationships
and friendships.
We can't move forward
in life as long as we cling to
the past or to unhealthy ele-
ments of our relationships
that we desperately need to
leave behind. Who or what
we were in the past doesn't
have to continue to be who
we are in the present, but we
are indeed each responsible
for that decision.
The angels afforded Mrs.
Lot the opportunity for a
new life, but she refused to
embrace it And her hus-
band had to live it without
her. Don't allow your com-
fort zone to rob you of a life
shared with those you love
most because your heart
really does matter!
* Heart Matters is a weekly
column written by Angie
Land, director of the Family
Life Ministries of the Lafayette
Baptist Association, where
she teaches bible stu
leads marriage and family
conferences, and offers bibli-
cal counseling to individuals,
couples and families.

Associated Press

SANT JOAN, Mallorca
Seeking to raise
money for their
Roman Catholic
youth group on
the Spanish tour-
ist destination island of
Mallorca, members came
up with a risque idea: Pose
nearly nude for a calendar
recreating scenes from
the Passion of Christ.
The group has almost
sold out of the 10-euro
($13) calendars for 2011
and is considering another
print runi because of high
demand. But Mallorca's
Bishop Jesus Murgui
is blasting the effort as
showing disrespect for the
most important Catholic
"The calendar trivial-
izes Easter," the Bishop's
office said in a statement
e-mailed to The Associated
Press on Friday.
It added: "We regret
that the religious feelings
of Catholics on this island
have not been taken into
account and that Christian
symbols should not have
been shown due respect."
Members of the
Davallament Catholic
group of young adults that
gives Sunday school class-
es say the sheer popular-
ity of the calendar shows
they have the public's
support. They paid 1,500
euros ($1,945) to have
300 calendars printed, and
have almost sold out for a
profit of 1,500 euros that
will be used to buy mate-
rial for their work aimed at
educating young Catholics
and keeping them in the
The calendar features
black and white shots of

Pere Mestre (left) and Joan Bauza point to their places in a calendar photo at a bar, in Sant Joan, Mallorca, Spain on
Friday. Seeking to raise money for their Roman Catholic youth group on the Spanish tourist destination island of Mallorca,
members came up with a risque idea: Pose nearly nude for a calendar recreating scenes from the Passion of Christ.

young men and women
of Sant Joan, population
2,000, recreating images
of the Roman era when
Christianity was born.
Images taken in rustic
settings include nearly
naked gladiators fighting
with spears, and Roman
centurions with their
buttocks visible escort-
ing three imprisoned
Christians wearing skimpy
loin cloths while carrying
a rustic wooden cross.
Another scene shot for
the calendar shows 12
naked male models from
the town lined up in a
row, smiling and holding
classic Roman plumed
helmets in front of their

private parts.
Pere Mestre, a 19-year-
old shoe repairman and
member of the youth
group, said all of the
models were between 18
and 28 years old. They
included a carpenter, farm
workers and a pilot.
He was somewhat
dumbfounded by the
negative reaction from
Mallorca's top Catholic,
but said he and other
members "are happy that
our calendar is raising
money for our association,
which is celebrating its
20th anniversary."
The youth group's
leader, Pep Mas, said he
understood the criticism

of the calendar but said it
fulfilled a need by raising
funds and that the photo-
graphs were artistic.
"We accept criticism
and opinions, but all of the
shots are respectable,"
Mas told the Ultima Hora
Sant Joan mayor Joan
Magro also defended the
calendar, telling Antena3
television channel that
the.photographer and the
models did a good job.
"There are some good
photographs, they are
artistic and very.well
done," he was quoted as
saying. A woman who
answered the phone at
Magro's office on Friday

said he would not be avail-
able for further comment
The controversy over
the calendar came just a ,
week after female police
officers in Spain's coastal
mainland area of Lleida
near Mallorca released
a calendar of themselves
scantily dressed in cat bur-
glar outfits.
It was a Christmas gift
to their male colleagues.
None of the women posed
in uniform, which is illegal
in Spain. But the success
of their calendar prompted
the female officers to
think about selling copies
to raise money for charity,
Spain's El Periodico news-
paper said.


Prayer Breakfast
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church and the Pastor's Care
Committee present the Words
of Worship and Praise Prayer
Breakfast at 8 a.m. today. Tickets
are $10 per person for the break-
fast, and featured speaker Rev.
Marie Herring will be bringing a
message. For more information
call Marilyn at 352-318-3441.

Music Awards
Angel Ministries of Lake City,
Inc. hosts its Gospel Music
Awards at 6 p.m. today. The open
door event takes place in the New
Day Springs Missionary Baptist
Church at 709 NW Long Street,
and will have guest performers
Elder Edward Jackson & The
True Tones, Pastor Charles
Martin, the Gospel Harmoneers

and the Anointed Powell Sisters.
Contact Pastor Minnie Gomes for
more information at 386-758-1886.

Special Service
Glad Tidings Assembly of
God presents guest speaker Ken
Turner at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday
at 993 NW Lake Jeffery Road.
Ken Turner is the winner of five
Grammy Awards and 10 Dove
Awards, and will be visiting for
one service only. Call 386-755-
3552 for more information.

Jan. 16
Church anniversary
Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church is celebrating its 69th
Church anniversary 3 p.m. Jan.
16. The guest church in charge is
Greater St. Paul Church where

the, Rev. C.Y. Perry is the pastor.
The church is located at 948
Aberdeen Ave.

Every Tuesday
Greater Visions hosts .
addiction support group
Greater Visions Support Group
hosts a faith-based addictions
support group at 7 p.m. every
Tuesday in the fellowship hall of
Christ Central Ministries, 217 SW
Duval Ave. The group provides
spiritual and emotional support
in a non-judgmental setting. Call

Free Biblical counseling
Free Biblical counseling is
available at Hopeful Baptist
Church. Many are struggling with
problems including marital, finan-
cial, communication, emotional,
spiritual and addiction. To make

an appointment, call (386) 752-
4135 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Every Thursday
English and literacy classes
Free English speaking and liter-
acy classes provided by Columbia
County School District's Career
and Adult Education Program
is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every
Thursday at Unity of God
Ministries, Inc. in Wellborn.
Activities for children will be pro-
vided. Call (386) 755-8190. The
church is located at 12270 County
Road 137.
Submit Church Notes items in
writing no later than 5 p.m. Monday
the week prior to an event by e-mail
fax to (386) 752-9400 or drop-off
at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City. Call
(386) 754-0425 with questions.
Church Notes run as space is avail-
able each Saturday.

We must pray for spiritual awakening

The last Sunday
in January
has been set
aside as a Day
of Prayer for
"Spiritual Awakening" by
the SBC. Many sugges-
tions have been made
on things to pray for and
times to pray in the 30
days leading up to Jan.
30. It is my prayer that all
pastors and church lead-
ers will take this seriously
and will pray hard for a
spiritual awakening among
God's people.
The only way we have
to communicate with God
is through prayer. James
1:16b says, 'The effectual
ferve: prayer of a righ-
teous man availeth much."
Former Presid ent Ronald
Reagan once said, "No
power, or weaponry on


Hugh Sherrill Jr.
earth can match the power
of a few, humble Christians
If we see America get
back on track and become
the nation it once was, the
Church of the Lord Jesus
Christ must get back on
track. For the church to get
back on tract we must fol-
low the guidelines laid out
in the Bible.
First of all, we should

confess no 'head" but our
Lord Jesus Christ
Second, we should know
.no church but that of all
believers who together
form a body.
Third, we should gather
in no other name than His.
Fourth, we should acknowl-
edge no authority but the
Word of God.
The "don't ask, don't
tell" policy has been lifted
so that gays and lesbians
can serve openly in our
Vice President Biden
recently said that same sex
marriages are inevitable
and may happen this year.
(God called this an abomi-
nation (Leviticus 18:22).)
If we, the church, stand
by and let this happen, we
will answer to God one day.
Remember Sodom and

We must come together
in and pray. It amazes me
that it's so hard to get pas-
tors and churches to come
together in prayer and to
speak out for what is right
and against what is wrong,
the open sins that are-
destroying our nation.
The church needs to be
awakened spiritually and
prayer is the place to start.
The Bible is the believers'
prayer guide. It teaches
the nature and necessity of
The Bible is all we
need to know of the many
aspects of our approach to
God through Christ, by the
Holy Spirit.
There are rules for effec-
tive prayer. We must be
right with others (Matthew
6:14-15). We must have no

known sin in our lives; we
must confess (I John 1:9;
Psalm 66:18).
The New Testament
records approximately 36
prayers. So we see how
important prayer is to our
livelihood. The apostle Paul
opened many of his letters
in prayer for the people.
We must remember that
effective prayer is only
found in a right relationship
with God.
God is under no obliga-
tion to answer our prayers
when our relationship is
So, church, pastors, and
leaders, let's join together
and pray, pray in such a
manner that our prayers
will be answered.

* Hugh Sherrill is a retired
preacher in Lake City.





T here's nothing like a bitter cold morning
to test the car battery; it might be in need

of a charge. Life can be like that, too, everything

runs smoothly until a crisis. Will your spirit be

fully charged and ready to handle it? "Great is our

Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has

no limit," says Psalm 147:5. Life's disasters won't

find us unprepared when we draw on God for

power. Visit your house of worship each week to

strengthen your spirit; keep the spark ignited with

daily prayer and meditation.

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SundayWorship 9:45 & 11AM & 6PM

Wed. Eve. Schedule
Family Supper (Reservation)
,:hildJen, Ministry
Youth Worship
Prayer Meeting

5:30 PM
6:00 PM

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SundayWorship 11AM & 6PM
Wed. Kids &Youth Ministry 6:30PM
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Sunday Services 10:30 AM
Pastor: Elder Herman Griffin
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6:15 PM

(Independent Baptist)
144 SE Montrose Ave. 752-4274
Sunday School. 10 AM
Sun. Mom. Worship 11AM
Sunday Eve. 6PM
Wed. Prayer.Meeting 7:30 PM
Pastor: Mike Norman

1905 SW.EpiphanyCourt 752-4470
Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00 PM
SundayMass 8:15AM, 10:30AM,
5:00 PM (Spanish/English)
Sunday SchoollReligious Education

239 SE Baya Ave.
Sunday Service 11:00AM
Wednesday Evening Service 7:30 PM
Hwy 247S.* -755-9436

Sunday School
Sun. Mom, Worship
Wed. Prayer Meeting

9:30 AM
10:30 AM

church of Christ
Directions & Times 755-1320
Jack Exum,Jr., Minister

167 Ermine St.* 752-5965
Sunday School 9:45AM
Sun. Worship 10:30AM & 6:00PM
Wed, Family Night 7PM
Wed. Youth Service 7 PM
Pastor: Carroll Lee
370 SW Monitor Glen* ,755-1939
Sunday School 9:45 AM
SundayWorship 10:50 & 6:30
Wed. Spiritual Enrichment 7PM
"Shock Youth Church"
Boys and Girls Clubs
Bible Study
Pastor: John R. Hathaway

2423 SW Bascom Norris Dr., Lake
City, Fl 32025- 386-752-2218
Holy Eucharist
Sun. 8 & 10AM
Wednesday: 5:15pm
Priest: The Rev. MichaelArmstrong
Deacon: The Rev. limmie Hunsinger
Director of Music. Dr. Alfonso Levy

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Sunday Services 9:30AM
(Nursery Provided)
Christian Education Hour
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Pastor: Rev. Bruce Alkire
Hwy 90,1.5 miles West of 1-75.*752-3807
Sunday Worship 10:00AM
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Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sun. Worship 1LAM&6PM
Wed. Night Service 7PM
Pastor, Randy Ogburn

Sunday School 9:45AM
Sunday Worship 10:45AM, 6:30PM
Wednesday 6:30PM
Adult, Youth Ministry, Children's Ministry
Pastor: Craig Henderson
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629 SW Baya Drive* 752-0670 ,
Sunday Contemporary 9:00AM
Sunday School 10:00AM
Traditional Service 11:00 AM
Pastor: Dr. Roy A. Martin
Director of Music: Bill Poplin

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Sunday School 10:00AM
MorningWorship 11:00AM
Evangelistic Service 6:00 PM
Youth Services- Wednesday 7:00PM
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3rd package ignites at postal facility

Gates goes after
military health care
- Defense Secretary
Robert Gates is betting that
Americans' frustration with
a ballooning deficit will
finally allow him to trim
one of the government's
most politically protected
entitlement programs: the
military's $50 billion-a-year
health care system.
The defense chief has
tried to push similar pro-
posals through Congress
before and failed. And this
year's pitch is particularly
fraught with political risk.
President Barack Obama is
defending his own health
care plan from threats of
repeal in the House, while
Republicans are looking
for ways ahead of the 2012
election to discredit the
administration's commit-
ment to the troops.
The military health
care program, set up in
the 1960s and known as
TRICARE, has exploded in
cost in recent years with
some 10 million individuals
now eligible for coverage,
including active-duty per-
sonnel, retirees, reservists
and their families. The
price tag has climbed from
$19 billion a year a decade
ago to its current $50 bil-

Boehner says no
apologies for tears
newly installed speaker of
the House admits he's a
smoker and that he some-
times gets emotional, and
he isn't apologizing for
Rep. John Boehner told
NBC in an interview, "It's
who I am."
The veteran Ohio
Republican, who was sworn
in this week to succeed
Democrat Nancy Pelosi,
was asked about talk that
he's too inclined to tear up
on occasion. Asked about
this by interviewer Brian
Williams, Boehner replied,
"There are some things I
feel really strongly about."
Boehner confirmed he
smokes cigarettes, saying
"it's a bad habit." He says
a lot of people tell him to
quit, but "I am who I am."
He declined to say
what federal programs in
the realm of defense and
national security should
be the first to be cut in the
interest of slashing the

Earthquake hits
near San Jose
- A minor earthquake has
jolted San Jose and the sur-
rounding region.
The U.S. Geological
Survey said a temblor with
a magnitude of 4.1 hit at
4:10 p.m. Friday. It was cen-
tered 13 miles southeast of
downtown San Jose around
4:10 p.m. Friday. The quake
was strong enough to be
felt in San Francisco, 60
miles to the north.

Man pleads not
guilty in bomb plot
U.S. attorney's office in
Baltimore said a man
accused of plotting to kill
military personnel with a
car bomb has pleaded not
Spokeswoman Marcia
Murphy said Antonio
Martinez was arraigned
Friday in U.S. District
The 21-year-old Martinez
was caught in an FBI sting
operation. Court docu-
ments show he expressed
a desire to attack a military

recruiting center and was
given a phony bomb by an
undercover agent. He was
arrested after he tried to
detonate the device.
Martinez is a recent
convert to Islam and pre-
fers to be addressed as
Muhammad Hussain.
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addressed to the U.S. Homeland
Security secretary ignited Friday
at a postal facility, and authorities
said it was similar to fiery par-
cels sent to Maryland officials a
day earlier by someone complain-
ing about the state's terrorism tip
The suspicious package was
discovered by an employee at
the D.C. facility when it began
popping and smoking and emit-
ted "a brief flash of fire" before
extinguishing itself, D.C. Police
Chief Catliy Lanier said. The
details were very much like what
Maryland authorities described
Thursday after workers at state
government buildings opened the
small packages about the size of a
book. There, the workers' fingers
were singed.
It's not clear what ignited
the package at the D.C. facility
because the worker didn't open
the package, Lanier said. No one
was injured.
Authorities were bracing for
more packages to surface.
"Right now we don't have any
other packages, but we're not tak-
ing anything for granted," Lanier
The D.C. packagewas addressed
to Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano, according to a
department official who spoke
on the condition of anonymity
because of an ongoing investiga-
tion. The parcel ignited in north-
east Washington about 2:45 p.m.
Authorities wouldn't say whether
it contained a note.
In July, Napolitano launched
a nationwide "see something,
say something" campaign. Her
recorded voice can be heard in
Washington-area Metro stations,
reminding commuters to report
suspicious behavior.
The Maryland packages had a
message railing against highway
signs urging motorists to report
suspicious activity by calling a toll-
free number. The message read:
"Report suspicious activity! Total
Bull-! You have created a self
fulfilling prophecy."
The state's terrorism tip line is
widely shown on overhead high-
way signs along with information

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Law enforcement officials are seen near a postal sorting facility in Washington after a package ignited on Friday.
The package ignited at the facility, a day after fiery packages sent to Maryland's governor and transportation
secretary burned the fingers of workers who opened them.

about missing children. To the ire
of some drivers, the signs added
real-time traffic estimates to major
highways in March. Some com-
muters complained drivers slowed
to read the signs and backed up
traffic. At Gov. Martin O'Malley's
request, the state studied the
issue and removed the real-time
postings from one congested area
on the Capital Beltway. There are
some 113 signs statewide.
Washington Mayor Vincent
Gray called the person who sent
the packages "incredibly irrespon-
sible" and said sending them was
a "cowardly, reprehensible act."
The earlier packages, addressed
to O'Malley and to Transportation
Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley,
have been taken to the FBI lab in
Quantico, Va., for forensic analy-
sis, and Lanier said the D.C. pack-
age would also be sent there.
The packages did not contain
explosive material. Maryland State
Fire Marshal William Barnard
declined to speculate Friday on
whether the incendiary devices
worked as intended.
They were opened within a 15-
minute period Thursday at state
government buildings 20 miles
apart. Mailroom employees

around the state were back at
work Friday, and they had pic-
tures of the packages and were
advised to be vigilant about any-
thing suspicious.
The Postal Service rereleased
a safety talk on how to recognize
suspicious mail Friday in light
of these suspicious incidents,
American Postal Workers Union
spokeswoman Sally Davidow said.
"An incident can take place at
any facility," she said.
Investigators had no previous
indication the packages would
be sent anywhere other than
Maryland government buildings,
FBI spokesman Richard J. Wolf
said. While Maryland State Police
has been the lead investigative
agency, the FBI might now be
forced to take a more active role,
he said.
Police have not yet identified
any suspects and were search-
ing for disgruntled people who've
made threats against state govern-
ment. Anyone arrested would be
charged with possession and use
of an incendiary device, which
includes a maximum penalty of 20
years in prison, authorities said.
The state terrorism tip line
averages about two calls per day,

In full




BILL BOE/ Special to the Reporter

Members of the Columbia
County High School band
march during the parade
held for Gov. Rick Scott's
inauguration in Tallahassee
Tuesday. "The band looked
and sounded great," accord-
ing to a Lake City resident.

said Jim Newton, privacy officer
at the Maryland Coordination and
Analysis Center, where police offi-
cers field the calls. Any valid infor-
mation related to terrorism is sent
to the FBI.
Neither Newton nor police were
aware of any repeat, angry call-
ers to the tip line. In a sign of
their continued confidence in the
tip line, police urged people with
information about the packages
to call it.
The call volume typically doesn't
spike when the phone number is
displayed on highway signs, he
said. Instead, calls tend to come in
after terrorism cases make news
in the U.S. or internationally, he
Speaking before the new pack-
age was found, Maryland State
Police Col. Terrence Sheridan said
Friday that authorities were expect-
ing more packages to surface.
"We've got to make sure we go
after this person and get them off
the street and get them behind
bars, because these kinds of things
are very, very dangerous," Sheridan
said. 'We just don't know where this
person is going with this. We don't
know who it is. We don't know
what they're thinking right now."


.sets goal

for new


Associated Press

presidency tied to the fate
of the economy, Barack
Obama is revamping his
economic policy team and
signaling cooperation to
ascendant Republicans
and the business commu-
nity at a pivotal moment in
the nation's recovery and
Washington politics.
The president is sur-
rounding himself with vet-
erans of the Clinton admin-
Chief 6f staff William
Daley, economic overseer
Gene Sperling and recently
confirmed budget director
Jacob Lew form an inner
circle with a history of
bipartisanship and experi-
ence in the art of the deal.
"Our mission has to be to
accelerate hiring and accel-
erate growth," the president
declared Friday at a window
manufacturing plant in sub-
urban Maryland.
It's a mission facing politi-
cal and economic crosscur-
rents, underscored Friday
by a mixed bag of an unem-
ployment report and a rela-
tively upbeat but cautionary
assessment of the econo-
my from Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke.
The Labor Department
said unemployment
dropped to 9.4 percent
from 9.8 percent and pri-
vate employers added a
net total of 103,000 jobs
last month. But the drop
in unemployment was
due partly to people who
stopped looking for work.

Page Editor: Roni Toldanes, 754-0424

. .

Lake City Reporter

Story ideas?

Tim Kirby
Sports Editor


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Section B


Brandon Finley
Phone:(386) 754-0420



for Tim
Today is
the day
for Timmy
Jernigan to
debut in front
of a national audience,
but the Columbia High
star only has one group
of people in mind. He's
out to represent Lake
City to the best of his
Jernigan asked that
everyone tune into today
and made the promise
that he will represent
Lake City in a way that
everyone would deem
Today's U.S. Army
All-American game will
cap off a week-long
event for many players,
and for Jernigan, it's
been nothing short of
special. Since arriving
on Monday, Jernigan
has barely had time to
A wake-up call came
to the players at 7 a.m.
each day with practice
following from 9-3 p.m.
At night, Jernigan and
the other players have
went through a variety
of activities that included
touring the city of San
Antonio, Texas.
During the first day
of practice Jernigan was
named the No. 1 player
for his performance.
Back spasms have
limited him the rest of
the week, but he expects
to play today.'
Jernigan also had the
opportunity to meet a
couple of players he
grew up admiring. C.J.
Spiller and Ndamukong
Suh were on hand
to offer advice to the
Most of Jernigan's
time was spent talking to
Spiller, who grew up in
Lake Butler, but he plans
on spending more time
with Suh before leaving.
That wouldn't be a bad
person for Jernigan to
learn from after making
a Pro-Bowl at the same
position in his first year
with the Lions.
Spiller's advice was
simple. He told him to
take his time before
making a decision and
find a place that feels
It hasn't all been
football and fun for the
players, however, and
Jernigan is thankful for
that. The experience
he said he'll remember
the most is meeting
with wounded soldiers.
Jernigan said it was
amazing to see what
the soldiers have been
through to protect the
nation's freedom.
But today, it's all about
football and putting
forward a good face to
represent Lake City.
Jernigan promises to
make the best of the
opportunity and put
Columbia High on the
map for all who tune in at
noon today.
Brandon Finley covers

sports for the Lake City

Second chance stars:

Auburn powered by

former JUCO players

Newton, Fairly led
group of Tigers to
Associated Press
When No. 1 Auburn faces
second-ranked Oregon in
the BCS title game, the
Tigers' two biggest stars
will be junior college trans-
It's a path many players
take to major college foot-
ball, though it's one just
about all of them would
rather have avoided.
In most cases, they
find themselves in towns
such as Wesson, Miss., or
Brenham, Texas, because
they didn't make the grades
in high school to qualify to

play at a four-year school.
That's why Auburn All-
American defensive tackle
'Nick Fairley ended up at
Copiah-Lincoln Community
College in Mississippi after
he graduated from high
school instead of going
straight to Auburn.
In some cases, like Cam
Newton's, they land at a
JUCO because things didn't
work out for them at a big
Mississippi State assis-
tant Tony Hughes, a for-
mer junior college coach,
says JUCOs are "a second
chance for kids."
Or, as Auburn assistant
Trooper Taylor puts it, "a
last chance." '
Fairley is the typical
junior college transfer in
many ways.
He grew up in Mobile,

Ala., and was recruited
by Auburn when Tommy
Tuberville was the coach.
He wanted to be a Tiger,
but he didn't qualify aca-
demically, so it was off to
Co-Lin in Wesson, just out-
side of Jackson, Miss.
Non-qualifiers such as
Fairley and Auburn start-
ing cornerback Demond
Washington must gradu-
ate from a two-year school
to be accepted into a major
college football program
under NCAA rules.
"Actually, it was kind of
frustrating at first," Fairley
said Thursday. "And then I
went out there and, 'Wow,
why did I have to go here?'
JUCO, it was a great eye-
opener. I went in there and
it kept me levelheaded,
BCS continued on 3B

Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley speaks during the BCS
National Championship media day Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Auburn will face Oregon in the BCS National Championship
football game on Monday in Glendale, Ariz.

Easy work for

Tigers blank
Indians in 7-0 win
at Fort White.
Columbia and Fort White
high schools were both com-
ing off losses heading into
Friday's contest, but only the
Tigers bounced back with a
7-0 win at Fort White.
Columbia was coming off
a 2-1 loss to Buchholz, while
the Indians had fallen to
Santa Fe, 3-0, on Thursday.
Jimmy Blakely scored two
goals in the first 12 minutes
and Columbia never looked
back. Before the half was
over Nick Tuttle, Conner
Widergren, Dylan Sessions
and C.J. McRae had added
goals for a 7-0 margin at
the half. Sessions scored
twice. The second half was
"He played very well,"
Columbia coach Trevor
Tyler said. "He did well in
the midfield and played all
over the place for us. I'm
happy with the effort."
CHS improved to 13-5-1.
Fort White is 3-10.

Columbia High's

Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh holds his daughter, Addison, as
the team arrives at the campus in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday
after defeating Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl.


BRANDON FINLEY/Lake City Reporter
Cody Beadles (5) makes a play on the ball during the CYSA Christmas Tournament on Dec. 28.

1H Harbaugh headed to 49ers

Stanford's coach
leaving NCAA
for NFL glory.
Associated Press
Harbaugh is headed to the
NFL without leaving the
Bay Area.
The successful Stanford
coach has been hired to
coach the San Francisco
49ers, a person with
knowledge of the situation
told The Associated Press
on Friday. The person
spoke on condition of ano-
nymity because the team
had yet to announce the
Harbaugh, a longtime
NFL quarterback, will
replace fired coach Mike
Singletary. ESPN reported
that Harbaugh's expected
to sign a five-year deal
worth $25 million.
The 49ers scheduled an

afternoon news conference
in San Francisco but did not
disclose why.
Harbaugh decided to
make the jump to the pros
even though San Francisco
has missed the playoffs for
eight straight seasons and
Orange Bowl MVP quarter-
back Andrew Luck decided
to remain at Stanford for
another season.
Harbaugh long admired
the late Hall of Fame coach
Bill Walsh, one of his men-
tors, and how Walsh made
the successful leap from
Stanford to the 49ers.
Now, he must turn
around a once-proud fran-
chise that is desperate to
become a contender again
right away. The 49ers were
picked to win the NFC West
this season, then began 0-5
for their worst start since
losing seven straight to
begin a 2-14 season in 1979
- Walsh's first year as
Niners team president

and CEO Jed York said
when Singletary was fired
that money would be no
object in finding the team's
next coach. He promoted
vice president of player per-
sonnel Trent Baalke to gen-
eral manager earlier this
week, then they worked
together to make their
push for Harbaugh, who
also was in talks with the
Miami Dolphins and
The 47-year-old Harbaugh
went 58-27 overall as a col-
lege 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
turned the program back
into a winner and bowl con-
The Cardinal went
4-8 in his first season, 5-
7 the next, then improved
to 8-5 and earned a Sun
Bowl berth in 2009 the
school's first bowl appear-
ance since 2001.




TV sports

ESPN BBVA Compass Bowl,
Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky, at Birmingham,
9 a.m.
TGC European PGA Tour, Africa
Open, third round, at East London, South
Africa (same-day tape)
5:30 p.m.
TGC PGA Tour, tournament of
Champions, third round, at Maui, Hawaii
II a.m.
ESPN2 West Virginia at
I. p.m.
ESPN2 Kansas St. at Oklahoma St.

2:30 p.m.
FSN California at Arizona St.
3 p.m.
ESPN2 Florida St. at Virginia Tech
3:30 p.m.
ESPN Connecticut at Texas
4 p.m.
VERSUS San Diego St. at Utah
5 p.m.
ESPN2 Vanderbilt at South

8 p.m.
WGN Boston at Chicago
4 p.m.
NBC Playoffs, NFC Wild Card
Game, New Orleans at Seattle
8 p.m.
NBC Playoffs, AFC Wild Card
Game, N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis


I p.m.
All-American Bowl, at San


8 p.m.
VERSUS PBR, Madison Square
Garden Invitational, at New York
FSN Iowa St. at Baylor
2 p.m.
CBS Connecticut at Notre Dame
4 p.m.
CBS Ohio St. at Iowa
4:30 p.m.
FSN Southern Cal at UCLA


NFL playoffs

New Orleans at Seattle, 4:30 p.m.
N.Y.Jets at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.

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)

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

College bowl games

Thursday Bowl
Miami (Ohio) 35, Mid.Tennessee 21
Cotton Bowl
Texas A&M vs. LSU (n)
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.


NBA schedule

Today's Games
Indiana atAtlanta, 7 p.m.
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.
Sunday's Games
Sacramento atToronto, I p.m.
Golden State at L.A. Clippers,
3:30 p.m.
Minnesota at San Antonio, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Miami at Portland, 9 p.m.
New Orleans at Denver, 9 p.m.
New York at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

APTop 25 schedule

Today'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,
1 1 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 UNLV vs.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
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.
Sunday's Games
Atlanta at Carolina, 1:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 5 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Chicago, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Anaheim, 8 p.m.


Fundraiser today Player tryouts
at Kazbor's set for Monday

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

Interest sought
for 10-under girls
Athletes interested in
playing 10-under girls
softball year-round are
being sought.
For details, call Butch
Lee at 965-6002 or Tim
Blackwell at 623-1826.

Junior Classic
tourney offered
The Arrowhead Junior
Golf Tour Carter Plantation
Junior Classic is
Jan 15-16 in Springfield, La.
The 36-hole tournament
for ages 12-18 is ranked by
the National Junior Golf
Scoreboard. Discounted
accommodations are
available at the Carter
Plantation Villas. Call (225)
294-7555 for reservations.
Registration deadline is
Sunday. To enter, call (318)
402-2446 or enter online at
www. arrowheadigt. corn.

Moe's Night
fundriser 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
The club will meet at
6 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Jones
For details, call Blake
Lunde at 754-5810.

Columbia High
softball tryouts are
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.

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., with the alumni
game at 1 p.m. and the
Purple and Gold game at

3 p.m.
FORT WHITE FOOTBALL For details, call

Q-back Club JT Clark at 365-1754 or
meeting Tuesday Tad Cervantes at 365-48:
meeting Tuesday
Quarterback Club will Sign-up ongoing
meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in at Boys Club
the high ichnnl teacher's

lounge. On the agenda are
discussing end-of-the-year
issues, setting a date for
the annual organizational
meeting, election of
officers and final plans
for the football banquet
(Jan. 22). All members and
those interested in
becoming members are
encouraged to attend.
For details, call Lori Pitts
at 867-2117.

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



Registration for the Boys
Club of Columbia County's
2011 basketball program
is open through Jan. 15.
Girls and boys ages 6-14
are eligible. Practices are
twice weekly and games
are played on Saturday.
Cost is $40.
For details, call 752-4184
or visit the club.

From staff reports
by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek


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League reports
Results of Lake City Bowl league
play follow.
High scratch game: 1. (tie) Lori
Davis, Mary Lobaugh 191; 3. Staci
Greaves 189. 1. Zech Strohl 244; 2.
Mark Koppa 237; 3. Jim Lobaugh
High scratch series: 1. Staci
Greaves 520; 2. Mary Lobaugh 491;
3. Susie Flick 481. 1. Jim Lobaugh
626; 2. Mark Koppa 605; 3. Mark
Davis 590.
High handicap game: 1. Cathey
Creel 254; 2. Susie Flick 233; 3. Lori
Davis 232. 1. Mark Koppa 257; 2. Bill
Dolly 250; 3. Zech Strohl 247.
High handicap series: 1. Staci
Greaves 712; 2. Linda Oliver 628;
3. Beth Koppa 613. 1. Jim Lobaugh
719; 2. George Walters 671; 3. Willie
Frazier 657.
High average: 1. Mary Lobaugh
177. 1. Zech Strohl 203.
(results from Dec. 28)
Team standings: 1. Perky Pals
(53-27); 2. Farmers (46-34); 3. Pin
Droppers (42-38, 46,072 pins); 4. Pinkt
Panthers (42-38, 45,967 pins).
High scratch game: 1. Joanne
Denton 183; 2. Yvonne Osborn 181;
3. Barbara Griner 175. 1. Dan Ritter
225; 2. Rick Yates 213; 3. Ross


Meyers 197.
High scratch series: 1. Joanne
Denton 483; 2. Yvonne Osborn 481;
3. Barbara Griner 469. 1. Dan Ritter
575; 2. Rick Yates 546; 3. Ross
Meyers 500.
High handicap game: 1. Yvonne
Osborn 243; 2. (tie) Jeanne Sireci,
Janie Posey 233.1. Dan Ritter 254; 2.
Rick Yates 243; 3. Jim Hawkins 231.
High handicap series: 1. Joanne
Denton 645; 2. Barbara Griner 631;
3. Louise Atwood 610. 1. Keith
Herbster 644; 2. John Quinn 618;
3. Thorn Evert 603.
High average: 1. Betty Brown
145.74; 2.. Yvonne Finley 145.08;
3. Louise Atwood 145. 1. Art Joubert
169.78; 2. Dan Ritter 168.63; 3. Earl
Hayward 168.23.
(results from Jan. 4)
Team standings: 1. Fullhouse (331 -
209); 2. Ronsonet Buick (314-226);
3. Team 8 (313-227).
High scratch game: 1. Zech Strohl
288; 2. Steve Madsen 266; 3. Bill
Duncan 258.
High scratch series: 1. Zech Strohl
790; 2. Bill Duncan 691; 3. Adam
Alford 679.
High handicap game: 1. Zech
Strohl 288; 2. Steve Madsen 287;
3. Tim Carson 273.
High handicap series: 1. Zech
Strohl 790; 2. Adam Alford 730;

3. Richard Tompkins 717.
High average: 1. Dale Coleman
219.25; 2. Zech Strohl 214.36; 3. J.J.
Hilbert 207.25.
(results from Dec. 27)
Team standings: 1. Gamblers
(49-23); 2. Golden Niners (42-30);
3. Rolling Thunder (40-32).
High handicap game: 1. Yvonne
Finley 243; 2. Joan Carman 235;
3. Joyce Hooper 232. 1. Earl Hayward
252; 2. Ray Denton 236; 3. Sal Annello
High handicap series: 1. Dee Dee
Young 661; 2. Louise Atwood 648;
3. Bea Purdy 623. 1. pavid Duncan
674; 2. Bill Dolly 652; 3. Lee McKinney
High average: 1. Shirley Highsmith
151.98; 2. Jane Sommerfeld 151.17;
3. Elaine, Nemeth 149.61. 1. David
Duncan 185.5; 2. Bill Dolly 185.39;
3. George Mulligan 179.06.
(results from Dec. 30)
Team standings: 1. Lucky Strikers
(45-27); 2. Legal Ladies (43-29, 577
ave.); 3. Spare Us (43-29, 548 ave.).
High handicap game: 1. Linda
Herndon 243; 2. Karen Gardner 228;
3. Sharon Tuning 221.
High handicap series: 1. Anna
McDonald 593; 2. Joanne Denton
590; 3. Karen Gardner 589.
(results from Jan. 4)

Volunteers assistant Tony

Jones fills in for Pearl

Associated Press

Tennessee associate head
coach Tony Jones says
filling in for head coach
Bruce Pearl will be just
like making another player
"I'll just fill in for a player
that's injured for 21', hours
and try to do the same
things that we would (nor-
mally) do," Jones said. "I
know some of the things he
would do right now before
he'd even do them."
When the Vols (10-4)
face Arkansas (10-3) in
Fayetteville today, Pearl
won't be on the court
with them. Southeastern
Conference Commissioner
Mike Slive has suspended
Pearl for eight confer-
ence games for lying to
NCAA investigators dur-
ing an ongoing probe into
Tennessee's recruiting
It's the first time in 18 sea-
sons as a head coach that
Pearl will miss a game.

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"Had a lot of babies born,
had enough illness, enough
family reasons to miss a
game here and there, and
I've never missed one,"
Pearl said. "For me, I just
feel like I'll be letting the
team down. I've already let
them down."
Tennessee is awaiting
official notice from the
NCAA of allegations that
Pearl improperly hosted
recruits at his home and
that he and assistants made
an excessive number of
calls to recruits.
Pearl acknowledged in
August that he -mislead
investigators during a June
interview, and Tennessee
punished him by docking
his salary by $1.5 million
over five years and prohib-
iting him from off-campus
recruiting for a year.
He can take some com-
fort knowing his team is in
the hands of Jones, who is
now in his 10th season as
Pearl's assistant.
It's been a long time since
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times he's filled in after the
head coach got ejected. His
last head coaching job was
for Team AAU Michigan
from 1991-1993, when he
coached future NBA stars
Jalen Rose, Howard Eisley
and Voshon Lenard, lead-
ing them to a 35-1 record
and national title in 1991.
Jones did get a bit of a
dress rehearsal in a loss to
College of Charleston on
Dec. 31, when Pearl was
ejected.with 5:25 to go after
back-to-back technicals for
arguing about fouls. Pearl
joked after that game he
was just trying to get Jones
a few extra reps.
"Whether he did it pur-
posely or not, he helped me
a lot to shake the nerves
off, just to get the tempo
of the game, the speed of
the game, to be able to
articulate my message to
the players during the time-
outs," he said. "It's definite-
ly a different feel. Obviously
you have a little bit more
responsibility. You have to
have a little bit more focus
and concentration."

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Colts take business approach to Jets game

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Peyton Manning has kept it
all business this week.
He studied tapes, looked
for flaws and worked over-
time to figure out how he
beat the Jets defense. No
change there, so don't take
it personally, Rex.
"It takes you absolutely
forever to watch one game
with their defense because
they have so many different
players and formations. It's
a full-time cram session,"
Manning said. "It just takes
you time if you are going to
truly study."
Few prepare more thor-
oughly than Manning, and
even fewer can match the
feats of the only four-time
MVP league in history.
This week's possible mile-
stones include passing Joe
Montana for No. 2 on the
postseason completions list
and moving into the top five
in playoff TD passes.
So if Ryan thought he
could make Manning fret
by calling this week's
matchup "personal," well,
think again.
As Ryan continued chirp-
ing, Manning kept work-
"I really don't have any
reaction to it," Manning
said. "I know how hard it is
to prepare for this style of
Playing mind games with
Manning is dangerous,
something nobody under-
stands better than Ryan.
He's 1-5 against Manning
as the Jets coach and
Ravens defensive coordina-
tor, with the win coming in
a game Manning didn't even
finish. The Colts yanked
their starters early in Week
16 last season, throwing
away their chance at a
perfect season and help-,
ing the Jets position them-
selves to charge into the
Four weeks later, the
teams met again in the AFC
championship game and
Manning led the Colts to
a 30-17 come-from-behind


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) leads practice squad players Chris Brooks (16) and Kole Heckendorf as
the team runs at the team's practice facility in Indianapolis on Wednesday. The Colts face the New York Jets in today's AFC
wild-card round.

So given what Ryan has
endured in the past, any-
thing is worth a shot.
. "I remember in Baltimore,
we had to get a stop to get
the ball back and make it
a game, and it was, third
down and it was just impos-
sible to make the pass he
makes to Dallas Clark. The
coverage by Corey Ivy was
ridiculous," Ryan recalled
of another playoff loss to
Manning's Colts. "He still
made the throw and they
went down and kicked a
field goal, and the game
was essentially over at that
Over the years, Ryan has
seen that scenario play out

time and again.
From implausible throws
to perfect game manage-
ment to timely calls,
Manning seems to have
written the book on beating
Changing that will likely
take a ball-control offense, a
lockdown defense, no turn-
overs and a little good luck.
New York (11-5) certainly
has the pieces to do it.
Shonn Greene and
LaDainian Tomlinson
helped the Jets rank fourth
in the NFL in rushing, and
the Jets are coming off last
week's season-high 276-
yard showing at Buffalo.
Defensively, the Jets are
No. 3 overall and No. 6

against the pass and they're
hoping to get a payoff
after bringing in corner-
back Antonio Cromartie to
team with All-Pro Darrelle
Revis. Ryan acknowl-
edged that the move for
Cromartie was designed
specifically to stop two
teams the Colts (10-6)
and the Patriots.
It still might not be
enough to beat Manning.
What Revis remembers
about last year's champi-
onship game loss was the
way Manning adjusted on
the fly.
"I have never seen a
quarterback know some-
body else's defense that
well," Revis said. "He

knows what coverage you
are in, it's sometimes like
he's toying with us. You
know, 'I'm going to play
around with you.' He knows
how to move people around
and then to throw it where
he needs to."
That goes back to the
But there are troubling
signs for the Jets, too.
Since Week 5, the 31-
year-old Tomlinson has
averaged just 3.3 yards per
carry. Quarterback Mark
Sanchez has been contend-
ing with a sore throwing
shoulder and the Jets have
only beaten two teams with
winning records this sea-
son Week 2 against New

England and Week 15 at
Need more?
Indy, which had one of
the worst defenses against
the run this season, allowed
only 79.8 yards in the last
four games despite facing
four of the league's top
runners.- Chris Johnson
twice, Maurice Jones-Drew
and Darren McFadden.
"The confidence level is
definitely high," Pro Bowl
defensive end Dwight
Freeney said. "We definite-
ly did a great job against
the best running teams and
running backs this year,
so we know that we are
capable of it. It is just about
going out there and execut-
ing our game plan."
On offense, the Colts
have strung together
three straight 100-yard
rushing games, providing
enough balance to make
Manning even more dan-
. The result: Indy heads
into the playoffs on a sea-
son-long four-game winning
streak and playing its best
football all year. If things do
get tough, they can always
rely on Manning's arm,
And it frustrated Ryan,
which is why the coach let
it out this week.
"Losing is the worst.
Everybody hates to lose,
but when you lose in a
playoff game, it's just, it's
devastating," Ryan said.
"When you go back and
look at 2006 in Baltimore,
that was one of the best
defenses in the game. We
thought if we won that one,
we were going to win the
Super Bowl and then he
gets you. And then there
was last year. I feel like I
owe him."
But, as Ryan knows,
the less colorful Manning
won't leave anything to
"I think he's going to try
to stick it to me and that's
what he should do," Ryan
said. "But to say I want to
beat him worse than any
guy in the league, that's.
probably true."

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes during the second half against
Tampa Bay at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. The Buccaneers won

Defending champ Saints

open playoffs at Seattle

Associated Press

SEATTLE A year ago,
the New Orleans Saints
rode the raucous enthu-
siasm of the Superdome
through the NFC playoffs
to the first Super Bowl title
in franchise history.
Hope they waved good-
bye to the Superdome on
their way out of town ear-
lier this week. There's a
good chance if these Saints
are going to get all the way
back to the league's title
game, they'll be asked to
do it on the road.
The first stop on their
postseason road trip
begins Saturday in Seattle,
against the Seahawks in
the first round of the NFC
It doesn't quite seem
right the defending champs
and an 11-win team this

season would be asked
to travel 2,000 miles on a
short week to face the first
division champs in league
history with a losing record
- and a team the Saints
beat 34-19 in Week 11.
'We all have a formula
for getting in. We all know
ahead of time. No one was
upset about it or complain-
ing about it before the start
of the season," Saints coach
Sean Payton said. "I think
that value of winning your
division means something.
Just as a season ago when
the postseason began, the
teams that are in now real-
ly are 0-0. That's just the
truth. I think our ,players
understand that more than
But the task in front
of the Saints as the
No. 5 seed in the NFC
became seemingly more
difficult as the week pro-

There's the second
consecutive short week
having played at Atlanta
on Dec. 27, losing at
home to Tampa Bay last
Sunday and taking off
Thursday after practice
to make the five-hour
flight to Seattle.
There's the Pacific
Northwest weather,
where rain and even a
chance of some light snow
are being forecast for
There's the Saints his-
tory, which tells the
story of a franchise that
has never won, let alone
played well, away from the
Superdome in the playoffs.
New Orleans lost 16-6 at
Chicago in 1991; 34-16 at
Minnesota in 2001; and
39-14 at Chicago in the
NFC championship game
four years ago.

BCS: JUCO players pace Auburn
Continued From Page 1B

Brad Franchione, who
was Newton's coach at
Blinn College in Brenham,
said at junior college many
of the players come from
families and neighborhoods
that don't provide much
structure or discipline. His
players often need far more
guidance off the field than
they do on it.
"I have always felt like
at Blinn that is was my job
to teach 18 year olds what
the word 'courtesy' meant,
what the actual definition
of being a man meant," he
Franchione said many
of the players he gets are
intimidated by classrooms
and teachers. It's not just
a matter of teaching them
math and English, but
teaching them how to be
"The football part of my
job was the most fun part of
my day," he said.
Newton, the Heisman
Trophy winner, ended up at
Blinn after he left Florida,
where he was stuck behind
Tim Tebow and had legal
problems. He was arrest-
ed in November 2008 for
having a stolen laptop.
The charges were eventu-
ally dropped when he com-
pleted a pretrial interven-
tion program for first-time
Newton didn't have to
spend two years at a JUCO
because he qualified aca-
demically out of high
Franchione said Newton
was among the least of his
worries when the quarter-
back was at Blinn.
"Cam was very easy
because Cam was very
hungry when he arrived,"
Franchione said. "All we did
with Cam is take things he

understood, but may have
forgotten and brought them
to the forefront of his priori-
Hughes worked at Hinds
Community College in
Mississippi, a rival of Co-
Lin's that has produced
more than 30 players that
have gone on to the NFL,
such as Grady Jackson and
Fred Smoot.
"When I was there we
ran a strict discipline, old-
fashioned program with
curfews during the offsea-
son and mandatory class
checks," said Hughes,
who had stints at Southern
Mississippi and Mississippi
before being brought to
Starkville by coach Dan
Taylor, who coaches wide
receivers for Gene Chizik,
said that while the process
of recruiting a junior col-
lege player is generally the
same as recruiting a high
school player, he tends to
focus more on character
issues when it comes to
JUCO players.
"We don't come to see
why we should take them,"
he said Thursday after prac-
tice. "We already know they
can play by watching their
tape. We come to the junior
college to talk to their
coaches, their counselors,
people around them to find
out what kind of character
they have.
"You come there to check
their character because
usually leopards don't
change their spots, just
their addresses."
Hughes said recruiting
junior college players pres-
ents a very different set
of challenges than recruit-
ing high schoolers. In high
school, the kids usually
have family members and
coaches guiding them.

With junior college kids,
they often are more inde-
pendent and that's not
necessarily a good thing.
"When you recruit a
junior college kid, it's like
chasing a fugitive," he
said. "Let's say it's a highly
recruited guy being pur-
sued by three or four SEC
schools. In his mind, he is
like, 'I am the greatest thing
that ever lived.'
"They are buck wild."
He said some junior col-
lege kids will double-book
recruiting trips and blow
off a school without let-
ting coaches at that school
know. "For' someone who
doesn't know how to recruit
junior colleges, it can be a
heartache," he said.
Hughes also said loading
up on junior college players
can be dicey.
"My philosophy is you
fill your needs with junior
college guys," he said. "You
don't use junior colleges to
field a team, you use them
to fill pieces to the puzzle.
"When you go wholesale
with it can kill your chemis-
try because kids don't have
that sense of loyalty."
Yet Hughes also said
it's unfair to stigmatize a
player with the label "JUCO
transfer." It's not a fair
assessment, he said, and
most schools don't think
it's worth taking chances
on players with heavy bag-
Taylor said the young
men who can get through
junior college have already
completed the hardest
part of getting their foot-
ball careers and in some
cases, their lives on
"If they can go to a junior
college and make it," he
said, "... they can make it at
our place."


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Grandfather's bad timing

mars a perfect wedding

DEAR ABBY: I recently
married a wonderful man.
Our wedding day was going
perfectly and I had all the
family I loved around me
- including my divorced
My grandfather has re-
married, but still had a lot
of unfinished legal business
with Grandma that needed
settling. Grandpa thought
my wedding reception
would be a good place to do
it and served her with court
papers there.
I was so upset that he
would do this on my special
day, I have stopped talking
to him. He dropped by my
mom's one day and I ig-
nored him. He told me if I
wanted to "divorce" him as
my grandfather I could, but
that he wasn't wrong and
wouldn't apologize for it.
Please tell me what you
think. Am I wrong for ex-
pecting him to apologize to
me for what he did? NEW
Your grandfather owes all
concerned that day an apol-
ogy. His judgment was atro-
cious. But please don't hold
your breath waiting for him
to offer one. Your grandfa-
ther is self-centered, self-
righteous, insensitive and
stubborn, and it won't be
DEAR ABBY: When my
wife and I go to a buffet for
lunch or dinner, she takes

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too much food on purpose
to take home with her. I say
it's wrong because you pay
for what you eat, not what
you "carry out." She insists
that paying means she can
take whatever amount she
The last time we went,
she actually waited for
more chicken to be brought
out so she could put three
pieces in a napkin before
we left. Now she's mad at
me because I told her it
was wrong. I'll live by what
you say, Abby. What is it?
"FOWL": Your wife isn't
mad at you because you told
her what she did was wrong.
She's pouting because she
doesn't want to admit that
you were right that she
was pulling a fast one and
you didn't approve. If all
the patrons behaved as she
does, the restaurant would
not be able to break even,
let alone make a profit. Her
behavior was not just tacky;
it showed a distinct lack of

DEAR ABBY: What do
you think of a person who
makes fun of others about
various "shortcomings"
(e.g., being computer illiter-
ate) while she knows little
about these subjects her-
self? I am weary of listening
to her whining voice belit-
tling others. She's always
talking about how "stupid"
this person is, and how
"dumb" that person is.
The individual I'm de-
scribing is my mother. Grow-
ing up, I didn't know differ-
ently. But as an adult and
a mother myself, I cringe
when she says these things.
My 10-year-old daughter
has asked me why Grandma
makes fun of people. Is my
mother a bully? NAILS
DEAR NAILS: Yes, she
is. She's also someone who
is trying to make herself
appear superior to those
she disparages. Use her
poor example to teach your
daughter what an unattract-
ive personality trait it is -
although from your letter,
she appears to have already
concluded that herself. You
have a wise and discerning
child who obviously does
not take after her grand-
mother. And I'm sure that's
because of your good influ-
ence. I salute you.
N Write Dear Abby at or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.


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April 19): Confusion while
traveling or dealing with
authority figures or insti-
tutions of any kind can be
expected. Don't let mishaps
fluster you. Love is- on the
rise and a serious commit-
ment can be made. ***
TAURUS (April 20-
May 20): You don't have
to make a quick decision
even if someone pressures
you to do so, especially if it
involves money. Take your
time and do your research.
Listen to your heart, not
your head. ****
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June 20): Find out first
hand what's going on or you
will get taken for granted.
Impulsive spending or do-
nations will leave you short
of cash. Instant romance is
apparent but may get you in
trouble. **
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): Don't be afraid
to take aggressive action if
it will help you show your
leadership ability and qual-
ify you for a more respon-
sible position. A burden
brought on in your family
may be daunting; don't let
it stand in the way of your
success. *****
LEO (July 23-Aug.
22): Get out and have fun
and love will come your
way. Whether you are in a
relationship or single, you

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can turn your current situ-
ation into something better
or you can meet someone
new. A serious commitment
can be made and intentions
can be discussed. ***
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Take better care of
yourself. If you need a
break, take it and, if you
feel overwhelmed, back
away until you feel ready
to take on whatever is be-
ing pushed at you. For now,
do something you enjoy
and that you find soothing.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): Let everyone else do
whatever he or she wants
to do. Don't interfere or
let anyone push you to get
involved. Give yourself a
chance to daydream and
imagine what you might
want to incorporate into
your life, your home, your
world in the future. 3 ***
SCORPIO (Oct 23-
Nov. 21): The more you in-
teract with people you find
stimulating and creative,
the better. There are plen-
ty of changes transpiring
around you but that doesn't
mean that you have to go
along with what everyone
else is doing. Follow your
own path. *****

22-Dec. 21): You'll be in
the mood to enjoy the com-
pany of someone you are
attracted to but, before you
do, make sure you are on
the same page as the per-
son you are pursuing. You
may mistake friendship for
something more. A sudden
change in your personal life
can result. **
22-Jan. 19): Hooking up
with someone from your
past will be educational
and a reminder of how far
you've gotten. Don't be too
willing to share your suc-
cess. Don't allow anyone
to put limitations on you.
Don't succumb to emotion-
al blackmail. ****
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Don't let a bad
relationship drag you down
or the memory of one hold
you back from giving what
you should to someone
who truly loves you now.
You will regret a snap de-
cision. Forgiveness is the
key. ***
PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20): If you see
someone in need, reach out
and help. Your gesture will
be well-received, appreci-
ated and highly rewarded.
Now is not the time to give
lectures but it is the time to
take over and make a good
impression. ***


by Luis Campos
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Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: Z equals F



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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

100 Job
100 Opportunities

Member Service Specialist
Florida Credit 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


Holiday Inn

Lake City's only full service hotel
is seeking the following:
* Caf 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.


Now accepting resumes for all
positions. Please bring your
resume and visit us from
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday, January 13th
Sonny's BBQ
3177 W Highway 90
Lake City
7 Temporary Farm Workers
Seeded. Tobacco Production &
Alternative Work. Employment
dates of 02/25/11 12/01/11.
Wage of $9.71/hr. Worker
guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours.
Tools provided at no cost.
Free housing provided to non
commuting workers. Transporta-
tion & subsistence reimbursed
when 50% of contract is met.
Apply for this job at the nearest
One Stop Center in your area and
reference Job Order #KY0417425.
Wilkerson Farms, Inc -
Murray, KY

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

100 Job
1o OOpportunities

OPS Gift Shop Attendant
Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park
White Springs, Florida

$7.50/hr Approx.
28 hours per week

Operate cash register, answer
visitor inquiries in a courteous
and tactful manner in person and
over the phone, sells and stocks
merchandise, provides cleaning
and maintenance of the Gift
Shop. Outstanding customer
service is a must as well as
knowledge of basic arithmetic,
computers and sales. Must be
able to work rotating shifts
including weekends, some
nights and holidays.

Mail or Fax. State of Florida
Employment Application by
Friday January 14th to:
Attn: Ben Faure, Park Manager
Stephen Foster State Park
P.O. Box G
White Springs, FL 32096
Fax (386) 397-4262

Applications are
available online at
Resumes are not accepted unless
accompanied with a State of
Florida Employment

DEP only hires US Citizens or
authorized aliens and is an EEO
/ ADA / VP employer Section
110.128, F.S. prohibits the
employment of any male
required to register with
Selective Service System under
the US Military Selective
Service Act.

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

05524764 .
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

Tax office needs experienced
tax preparer. Must have mini-
mum 2 years experience. Apply
at: 4158 West US Highway 90,
Lake City, FL 32055
Cashiers needed, Experience
Preferred, Drug free workplace,
all applicants will be drug tested
Ellisville Exxon,
Hwy 441, No Phone Calls Please.

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 energentic, reliable,
ability to multi task & able to lift
501bs. Fax resume: 386-742-1293

120 Medical

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


Medical Personnel

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

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

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130 Part Time

Tax office needs a mature,
dependable person to work part-
time during tax season must be
able to work evening's and Sat-
urday's. Candidate must be
dependable, have ability to
multi-task, and be computer
literate. Must also have know
ledge of general office duties as
well as excellent telephone
etiquette and people skills.
Salary based on skills and
experience. Fax resume to

2A4 Schools &
240 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 far 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

Fum., 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

408 Furniture
TABLE w/6 chairs and leaf.
$150.00 Great Deal!!!

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

440 Miscellaneous
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!!!

630\ Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer fur-
nished. Cannon Creek MHP
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

640 Mobile Homes
640r 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 tohq public 3/2 star-.
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 Fumi-
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.
7 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 br Apts $500. & up + sec. Great
area. CH/A washer/dryer hookups.
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 & bckgmrnd 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 & 1 Br's
from $135/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741


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710 Unfurnished Apt. 750 Business &
For Rent Office Rentals

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-F1, maid,
micro-fridge, phone, Pool.
Americas Best Value Inn
Wk I 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
730Home For Rent
3 & 4 bedroom homes. Newly
renovated. Very nice, in town.
$750 $950 per month plus
deposit. 386-755-2423 '
3 Bedrm/2 Bth plus 360 sq ft Stu-
dio on Lake Jeffery/Old Mill Rd.
very private, $1000 per mo. plus
deposit, 386-752-9303, No Pets
3/2 Brick home w/great rm, approx
2500 sq ft, bonus rm 300 sq ft.
upgrades thru-out, on 1+1/2
acresfenced 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 Ibr/lba S. Hwy. 41
$550/mo. + security. Includes all
utilities & satellite TV. Pets OK.
Lake City Country Club fairway at
back. 3br/2ba 1760 SqFt, carpet,
tile, enclosed porch, all appliances,
Ig garage, big kitchen. No pets.
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
TOWNHOUSE 2br plus bonus
room. w/1.5 bath. Quail Heights
CC. $750. mo plus $250 damage
dep. 386-752-8553
740 Furnished
740 Homesfor Rent
3/2, 2000 Sq Ft Home,
completely furnished,$900 month,
located behind high school,

OFFICE SPACE for lease.
Oak Hill Plaza. 900 sqft
$675mo/$695. sec dep.
Tom 386-961-1086 DCA Realtor

770 Condos For Rent
Prime location 2br/l ba.
Residential or commercial. Corner
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
5AcresinLi.-''ii, I L..
low down, easy qualifying, and
low monthly payments,
please call 512-663-0065
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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
4/2 in Sub-div, open floor
plan,florida room, porch, fenced,
$150,000 call Missy Zecher
@Remax 386-623-0237 r ,,,,.
67.5 acre farm, fenced, work-
Sshop, pole barn and two
ponds, MH (1984 sq ft)
$299,000 call Patti Taylor at
Access Realty 386-623-6896
Affordable, clean home in sub-div,
Freshly painted interior,
L This is a must see!
...."" Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473
m Clean, cozy, well maintained
3/2 on 1.05 acres, lots of
....... shade trees, built in 2007,
$135,900 Call Patty Taylor
Access Realty 386-623-6896
FSBO, Completely Remodeled,
3bdr/lbth, fenced, new deck. shop.
new cabinets/appliances, close to
schools, $65K 478-391-1592
Large entertaining home, w/pool,
gazebo, huge workshop.
$285,000 Call Missy Zecher
@ Remax 386-623-0237 ""

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