The Lake City reporter
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Title: The Lake City reporter
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Publication Date: 12/31/2010
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Abused, abandoned dogs flown to Lake City

Lake City resident Rosalie McLeod hugs a shivering toy poodle
Thursday at the Lake City Municipal Airport. Thirteen dogs were
flown from Brighton, Tenn., after being rescued from a com-
pound in Virginia.

'Pilots N Paws'
deliver mistreated
animals by plane.
agonzalez@lakecityreporter. corn
Jim Carney, a pilot who
lives in West Tennessee,.
has traveled throughout
the Southeast U.S. deliver-
ing abused or abandoned
dogs to the homes of new
On Thursday, Carney
flew into Lake City to deliv-
er 13 dogs he retrieved

"I think I want to take this one home.
He's just a baby. How can they treat
an animal like that?
I can't understand."

Rosalie McLeod
Lake City resident

from a shelter unable to
house the animals for lack
of space. That brought his
total of transported dogs
for the year to 215.
It's all part of the "Pilots
N Paws" organization, a
nationwide group estab-

lished two years ago with a
goal to reverse the damage
done to animals abused by
previous owners.
"I've traveled all over,
including Alabama and sev-
eral cities in Florida," said

Public outcry on the web-
site pilotsnpaws.org r.itl-
ing animals that are close to
euthanization or are being
mistreated sets the pro-
gram in motion. Volunteers
of "Pilots N Paws" send a
pilot to the location of inter-
est to gather the animals.
Pilots around the coun-
try have traveled hundreds
of miles, donating their
own fuel, to deliver animals
to their next stop.
Gina Austin, a member
of the not-for-profit organi-
DOGS continued on 3A


A look back at the top local stories of 2010

Photos by JASON MATTH EW WALKER/Lake City Reporter"

op stories of the year, and Lake City has had
its share of them. Here they are, listed by the
reporters who have covered events in Lake
City extensively.

tbritt@lakecityreporter.com, arobinson@lakecityreporter.com,
Ityo@lakecityreporter.com .

* Governor visit

Florida Governor-
elect Rick Scott vis-
ited Lake City Dec. 8
as part of his "Let's
Get to Work" jobs
tour. Scott traveled
to several towns and
cities in Florida.
Scott spoke to
business leaders
about issues they
are facing, telling
them, "Looking at
the people I talk-
ed to this morn-
ing, they are abso-
lutely committed to
making sure this part
of the state continues to
* Elections

More than 48 percent
of Columbia County's
registered voters cast
ballots in the Nov. 2 gen-
eral election, according
to the Columbia County
Supervisor of Elections
Office. Reports indicate that
of the county's 40,003 registered
voters, 19,220 cast ballots during
the election period.
Items voted on included:
Constitutional Amendment 1 pass-
ing with 54 percent of the votes,
Constitutional Amendment 2, pass-
ing with 77 percent, Constitutional
b Amendment 4 not passing
by 78 percent, Constitutional
Amendment 5, passing with 55 per-
cent, Constitutional Amendment 6
passing with 55 percent, Constitutional
Amendment 8 passing with 52 percent.

Lake City Community College gradu-
ate Benita Givens, 21, is greeted by her
cousin Samala Walker, 25, after joining her
family at the end of the Commencement
Ceremony on May 7. LCCC held its final
graduation before changing its name to
Florida Gateway College.

Non-binding statewide advisory ref-
erendum passed with 76 percent of the
votes and Columbia County Tax abate-
ment passed with 56 percent.
City of Lake City Charter Amendment
1 passed with 84 percent, Charter
Amendment 2 passed with 67 percent
and Charter Amendment 3 passed with
83 percent.
Elizabeth Porter took 54 percent of
the vote in State District 11 to defeat
incumbent Debbie Boyd.
Representative Leonard Bembry
retained his District 10 seat in Florida
House with 59 percent of the 3,239
Rusty DePratter won the seat for
County Commissioner in District 2.
N Combined communications
The unified Columbia County
REVIEW continued on 6A

Ricky McCormick, 17, plays with sparklers Thursday. 'I feel
very excited about playing with fireworks,' he said. 'I'm definitely
going to watch the fireworks. I like the explosions.'

Fire officials:

Welcome 2011

without bang

County residents
warned about
lighting fireworks.
Special to the Reporter
Fireworks are a pretty
sight this time of year, but
there are rules when it
comes to burning and light-
ing fireworks.
According to Keith
O'Steen, forest area
supervisor of the Florida

Division of Forestry, there
is currently no burn ban
in Columbia County, but
regulations can change on
a daily basis.
David Boozer, fire rescue
division chief for Columbia
County Fire Department,
said that in the state of
Florida, small fireworks,
similar to sparklers, are the
only type of fireworks that
can be lit or displayed.
Frank Armijo, fire chief
FIREWORKS continued on 3A

LC story makes

Florida top list

of bizarre news

For Weird actions
and dumb moves,
state remains odd.
Staff Report

Wondering if there are
weird stories in Lake City?
Yes, indeed. And, if your
sense of humor is just right,
you'll agree that it surely
helped Florida live up to its
reputation for being an odd
state in 2010, with residents
committing stupid crimes,
making poor decisions and
exhibiting general outland-
The unusual news in
September that a Niblack
Elementary School teach-

Lake City smoked out other
weird Florida stories after a
teacher found two bags of
marijuana in a 3-year-old
boy's backpack.
er found two bags of mari-
juana in a 3-year-old boy's
backpack landed Lake
City in the annual list of
FLORIDA continued on 3A

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Obituaries .............. 5A
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Puzzles ................. 2B
Around Florida .......... 2A

Gulf Coast
cleanup nears end.

Residents file taxes
on final day.


Syracuse beats
Kansas State.
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Celebrity Birthdays

Afternoon: 4-8-2
Evening: 4-9-6

Aftemoon: 5-4-2-6
Evening: 7-5-1-8

I Wednesday:


Defense to claim Jackson killed himself

* George Schlarter is 81.
* Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins
is 73.
* Actor Tim Considine ("My
Tnree Sons") is 70.
* Actor Sir Ben Kingsley is
* Producer-director Taylor
Hackford is 66.
0 Fashion designer Diane
von Furstenberg is 64.

* Actor Tim Matheson is 63.
* Pop singer Burton
Cummings (The Guess Who)
is 63.
* Singer Donna Summer is
* Rock musician Tom
Hamilton (Aerosmith) is 59.
* Actor James Remar is 57.
* Actress Bebe Neuwirth is

The defense for the doctor
facing trial for involun-
tary manslaughter in
Michael Jackson's death
will suggest the singer
actually killed himself, a prosecutor
said during a hearing Wednesday.
"I do think it's clear the defense is
operating under the theory that the
victim, Michael Jackson, killed him-
self," said Deputy District Attorney
David Walgren.
"They don't want to say it, but
that's the direction in which they are
The statement came at a hear-
ing where a lawyer for Dr. Conrad
Murray clashed with the prosecutor
over who should test residue from
two syringes found in Jackson's bed-
Defense attorney J. Michael
Flanagan declined to comment on
any theories of defense outside court
and said lawyers were still investigat-
ing the case.
A preliminary hearing is sched-
uled to begin Jan. 4, after which
Superior Court Judge Michael
Pastor will decide if there is suf-
ficient evidence to hold Murray for
trial. The issue of residue in the
syringes is unlikely to be brought up
in that hearing, attorneys said.
Jackson died on June 25, 2009,
of what was later found to be acute
Propofol intoxication, with other
sedatives found to have been a con-
tributing factor.
Flanagan told Superior Court
Judge Michael Pastor that a huge
amount of the anesthetic Propofol
- possibly 150 milligrams would
have had to be present in Jackson's
body to reach the level that killed
him. He noted that Dr. Murray-
has said he gave him only 25 mil-
ligrams of the drug, along with small
amounts of benzodiazopines seda-
tive drugs to help him sleep.

Daily Scripture

"I have told you these things, so
that in me you may .have peace.
In this world you will have trou-
ble. But take heart! I have over-
come the world."

In this Feb. 8 file photo, Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor, is escorted by
Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies as he arrives at the Airport Courthouse to
face charges of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death in Los Angeles.

Snooki's ball drop to
ring in 2011,
NEW YORK MTV's plan to put
"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki"
Polizzi inside a ball to drop from the
network's Times Square headquar-
ters has been dropped after an objec-
tion by the Times Square Alliance.
That group organizes the annual
event that includes the century-old
tradition of dropping its own ball at
the stroke of midnight
But Snooki will still drop in as part
of "The MTV New Year's Bash." The
stunt has been relocated to Seaside
Heights, N.J., according to Diane
Stabley, borough clerk for the Jersey
shore town made famous as the set-
ting for MTV's hit reality show.
The remainder of the 90-minute
special will stay put at MTV's Times
Square studios. It airs Friday at 10:30
p.m. EST.

Teena Marie death cause
unclear; no trauma signs
LOS ANGELES Investigators
said an autopsy on R&B singer Teena
Marie revealed no signs of trauma, but
it likely will be weeks before a cause of
, death is determined.
Los Angeles County Assistant
Chief Coroner Ed Winter said
Wednesday that her body showed no
signs of trauma and no illegal drugs
were found in the Pasadena home
where she died.
Marie, the singer of hits like
"Lovergirl" who was often called the
"Ivory Queen of Soul," was found
unresponsive by family members in
her home on Sunday. She was 54.
Police said in a statement that the
death appeared to be from natural

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Cleanup of Gulf ,
Coast nears end -

ISLAND, La. Dig 2 feet
into the sand on this wind-
swept beach and up comes
the foul smell of oil.
The unmistakable whiff
of crude eight months after
the BP spill is one of the
last in-your-face reminders
of the long, tainted summer
on the Gulf Coast
For months, in what
BP calls Operation Deep
Clean, crews have been
scouring the Gulf Coast's
sandy shores for oil dig-
ging, scraping, tilling and
sifting beach after beach.
But it's unlikely they
will get all of it by the
time college students
begin flocking to the Gulf
Coast for spring break at
-the end of February, the
Coast Guard's deadline for
cleaning bathing beaches.
There is so much oil under
the sand, mud and oyster
shells that tar balls may be
washing up for months, if
not years.
The Coast Guard said
928 miles of beach were
fouled with oil and fewer
than 30 miles are left to
In many places, tar balls
and black sticky patties that
once littered the shoreline
are gone. The sand is no
longer stained brown, and
the surf is clear of crude.
Beaches that once looked
like excavation sites are
returning to normal.
"It's at that mopping-
up stage for a lot of the
beaches," said Edward H.
Owens, a technical adviser
for BP and veteran of the
cleanup of the 1989 Exxon
Valdez spill in Alaska.
At the spill's height,
47,000 people and over
10,000 vessels were work-
ing on the disaster. Now,
the army of spill respond-
ers is down to 6,000 and
the fleet consists of about
380 vessels.

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In this Dec. 16 photo, workers prepare to fill a hole that was
dug to search for a layer of tar buried underneath sand on a
beach on East Grand Terre Island on the coast of Louisiana.

Robber wanted to
go to prison
- A suspected bank rob-
ber made no effort to mask
his identity at his own bank
branch because he wanted
to go to prison.
Police said 47-year-
old Charles Latham was
arrested Wednesday. A day
earlier, police said Latham
entered the Bank of
America branch on Flagler
Drive and passed a note
demanding cash. Officials
said he has an open account
at that bank branch, where
he had recently withdrawn
some money.
Latham told police he has
a drug problem, had "given
up" and wants to go to jail.
He now faces an armed
bank robbery charge.
The Palm Beach Gardens
resident got his wish
Wednesday afternoon when
he was booked into the Palm
Beach County Jail.

Coast Guard gets
$48M in cocaine

Key West-based Coast
Guard cutter has seized
an estimated $48 million
in cocaine after stopping a
speedboat off the coast of

The 62 bales of cocaine
seized by the cutter Thetis
were unloaded Wednesday
at the Coast Guard's
Miami Beach station. The
bales weighed about 3,400
Coast Guard officials said
the speedboat was inter-
cepted Dec. 17 about 160
miles from Colon, Panama.
Three suspected cocaine
smugglers aboard the boat
will be prosecuted in Miami.

Felon held for
killing guard, son

MIAMI A 22-year-old
repeat felon faces two first-
degree murder charges in
the shooting that killed a
corrections officer and her
2-year-old son.
A judge denied bond
Wednesday for Henry
A. Ferguson of Miami
Gardens, who was free on
probation for a weapons
charge when the Dec. 14
shootings occurred.
Authorities said more
arrests are likely.
Lee and her son were
sleeping when a barrage
of gunfire erupted. Police
have said the shooters mis-
takenly believed someone
they were chasing went
inside Lee's home.


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zation, was at the Lake City
Municipal Airport when
Carney arrived. After the
animals are delivered to the
volunteers, they are taken
to a veterinary clinic for a
shave and medical atten-
tion, if necessary.
"These dogs came from
Bristol, Virginia, and are
on their way to a receiv-
ing gioup in Mount Dora,
Florida," Austin said.
The dogs will then have
their pictures and informa-
tion placed on the website
bratpack.org, where pro-
spective owners can visit
and request the dog of their

"It's a wonderful thing
that they do," said Lake City
resident Rosalie McLeod,
while hugging a shivering
toy poodle puppy. "I think I
want to take this one home.
He's just a baby. How can
they treat an animal like
that? I can't understand."
Volunteers will be sent
out to inspect the homes
of potential new owners
to make sure there is ade-
quate space and living con-
ditions. If the inspection is
passed, the dogs will make
their way into their new

Mimi Vitale, a volunteer
with the organization, said
that "bratpack.org works
with animal control, the
Humane Society and other
organizations to care for
these animals that shelters
no longer have space for."
She added that bratpack.
org stories and its history
can be found online at pet-
finder.com, after plugging
in the organization's web-
Vitale said that she was
so happy to see these .ani-
mals finally without pain.
"No house is a home
without a pet," she said.

Gina Austin (right), founder of the Lab and All Breed Rescue Network, passes a Yorkie to
Animals in Need USA founder Mimi Vitale after landing in Lake City.

In this recent file photo, Peter Myers, an Osceola National Forest Fire Management officer, gazes upward as plumes of smoke fill the sky and clusters of foliage are engulfed by flames in the
Osceola National Forest in Baker County. Columbia County forestry officials said there are no current burn bans, but residents are prohibited from lighting large fireworks.

FIREWORKS: Only sparklers can be sold in Columbia County, officials say
Continued From Page 1A

at Lake City Fire Department,
said big sky fireworks that are
often launched during events
and shows can only be done by
licensed personnel.
"You cannot use fireworks that
project into the sky, such as Black
Cat Fireworks," Armijo said.
Boozer said that there can be
confusion about what a person

can light because large fireworks
can be purchased in various areas
of Florida, but they cannot be lit.
"When buying fireworks, cus-
tomers are supposed to sign a
waiver saying that they under-
stand that even though they are
buying illegal fireworks, they will
not display the illegal fireworks in
the state of Florida," Boozer said.

"It is up to the person whether
they obey the law or not."
The use of illegal fireworks
could be dangerous, said Armijo.
"If there are leaves and pine
needles on roofs of houses, the
use of illegal fireworks could
cause a house fire," Armijo said.
Small fireworks, such as spar-
klers are the only fireworks that

can be sold in Columbia County,
said Boozer.
According to Armijo, mem-
bers of the Lake City Fire
Department check with places
in Lake City who are selling
"When we find illegal fire-
works, we get possession of them
so they aren't used," Armijo said.

There have not been any sales
of illegal fireworks in Lake City
lately, said Armijo.
Both Boozer and Armijo rec-
ommend that all fireworks be used
under adult supervision.
"You should also have a bucket of
water nearby in case of emergency
and also to dispense the spar-
klers," Boozer said.

FLORIDA: DUIs, twins and strange dog stories
Continued From Page 1A

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wacky stories compiled
by The Associated Press, a
news service known for its
no-nonsense reporting.
The list showed some
of the lessons learned by
Floridians this year:
Giant African snail
mucus can make you sick;
Don't let your dog
near frozen iguanas;
Burials at sea don't
work so well if the body
doesn't sink; and,
If you're a woman
visiting a federal deten-
tion center, wear a bra, but
make sure it doesn't have
an underwire.
There was the man pulled
over .in Manatee County
who claimed the crack
in his crack wasn't his.
Officers found bags of mar-
ijuana and crack cocaine
stuffed between the man's
butt cheeks. He said the
pot was his, but "the white
stuff is not mine."
That was far from the
only weird case handled by
police. A 32-year-old Pasco
County man called 911 to
complain his mother took
his beer, while police in
Deland said a man walked
out of a bar and head-butt-
ed a street preacher who
There were strange dog
stories. A man was walking
his Jack Russell terrier in
Tampa when an alligator
snatched it. He pulled out
his handgun and started
shooting at the gator. It let
go of the dog, but the pet

wasn't breathing until the
man performed CPR and
revived it.
South Florida veteri-
narians began seeing an
unusual number of para-
lyzed dogs and concluded
they had a rare disease
caught after coming in con-
tact with iguanas killed dur-
ing a cold snap.
Marion County depu-
ties said a 61-year-old man
they pulled over took one
more drink in front of them
before submitting to, and
failing, a field sobriety test.
A Collier County deputy
called a cab for a drunk bar
patron, only to see the cab
return a few minutes later
and the patron get out and
try to drive away. The man
was charged with DUI.
Then there was the
Daytona Beach man who
lied to officers about being
carjacked because he was
too embarrassed to admit
he let a stranger take his
pickup on a beer run. The
man never returned.
A man walked into a
Destin bank, waved a gun
and fled with $6,000 but
left his wallet behind. He
was quickly captured.
2010 wasn't the year
to mess with the elderly.
Would-be robbers knocked
an 83-year-old man to the
ground in Clearwater only
to turn and run when the
victim pulled a gun on
them. And a 69-year-old
woman turned back a rob-

ber after picking up the gun
he dropped in her car while
,smashing the windshield
with it. He also dropped his
cell phone and was caught.
Several people in Miami
complained they got sick
after consuming mucus
from a giant snail in a reli-
gious ceremony.
Tampa-area identical
twins were arrested after
one couldn't make a court
appearance and the other
filled in. Their fingerprints
weren't identical.
A family honoring a rela-
tive's dying wish gave him
a burial at sea, only to have
the body resurface off a
Fort Lauderdale beach. A
Jacksonville woman report-
ed her baby daughter miss-
ing and was arrested when
officers found the baby girl
in a gym bag in the back of
her car.
A Citrus County elemen-
tary teacher asked her hus-
band to help put together
photo CDs of her second-
grade class. He accidental-
ly mixed in one of his porn
DVDs, which the teacher
unknowingly gave to an

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8-year-old girl.
A Miami attorney said
she was kept from visit-
ing her client at a federal
detention center because
the underwire of her bra
set off the metal detector.
After. she took it off, she
said guards wouldn't let
her in because she was
And, finally, Columbia
County Sheriff's Office
said the 3-year-old who
took marijuana to the Lake
City school on Sept. 27 will
not be charged.
The official report said
the mother .told depu-
ties the boy might have
"gotten the weed" from a
neighbor's house where
he plays.
"I don't think this kid
knew what he had on him
- that he knew, it was
marijuana, knew that it was
illegal, knew it was a dan-
gerous drug," a Sheriff's
Office spokesman said.
* The Associated Press
contributed to this report

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What to do

with aunt's

lousy gift?

Unwrapped and
unwanted, a moun-
tain of gifts sits in
America's closets
after Christmas.
Leave it to e-tail colossus
Amazon to come up with an
answer to the problem of rein-
deer neckties and hula girl salt
and pepper shakers.
Amazon has patented,
though not yet deployed, a
plan that lets you block gifts
from "Aunt Mildred," its label
for that sweet, no-taste relative
who wants to send a little pres-
ent The idea lets you switch
the gift to credit before it ever
leaves Amazon's warehouse,
saving the company shipping
and labor and you the trouble
of returning it.
The feature could have all
sorts of permutations: no kitten
calendars or purple hand tow-
els, please, or a limit on gifts
marking a 50th birthday. The
cost of handling returns adds
up for an industry that's all
about no-frills economics.
But this functional, money-
saving innovation leaves
us cold. Gifts are just that:
surprise presents that Aunt
Mildred took the trouble to
find and send. There's another
way to handle this unbidden
loot Count yourself lucky to
have a gift-giver, write a thank-
you note and forget about the
return hassle.
Maybe someone you know
would love a reindeer tie.
N San Francisco Chronicle

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A golden chance to quit Iraq

W hat a rare
opportunity: It
seems the Iraqi
wants us out of
'there on the agreed upon end-
of-2011 timetable, no slippage
or remaining troops to clean up
At least that is what Prime
Minister Nouri al-Maliki has
told the Wall Street Journal and
I, for one, am not only willing
to take his word as gospel but
hope fervently that the Obama
administration feels the same as
the new year dawns.
. Actually, why not just begin
the exodus a few months early,
turning the security over to
Iraqi military and police?
Maliki, who has had his own
political difficulties since the
elections and now holds tenu-
ous control through a shaky
coalition, nevertheless put it
this way to the Journal: "The
last American soldier will leave
Iraq. This agreement is not sub-
ject to extension, not subject to
alteration. It is sealed."
To make his remarks
more palatable to concerned
American allies, he said that he
also would not allow his nation
to be pulled into an alliance with
We will see.
There are forces within the
Iraqi government who would
like that to happen and Maliki's
loose hold may make such a
promise difficult to keep.
Certainly there will be pres-
sures in that direction.
But our concern should be
in relieving the burden of this
unfortunate occupation both in
manpower and money, and in
damage to American foreign
This is a war that should
never have happened, one
based, as we all know, on false


America was the land
of opportunity
Dear Editor,
I've noticed since the new health
law went into effect that health
insurance cost has gone up. When
the health exchanges come into
effect the prices will rise again
because there is another entity, the
exchange, involved.
As I look back at minimum
wage earnings, the reason for
an increase would be to help the
minimum income worker, but as
the wage went up other wages
went up. After that happened, there
were more workers who applied
for manufacturing and minimum
wage jobs. Jobs that were no lon-
ger offered because they had been
shipped overseas. (The reason the
jobs were shipped overseas was
to lower prices on items that mini-
mum wage earners could afford.
Unfortunately, those workers don't
have jobs to earn monies to buy
the products.)
Before the government got
involved in the issues of minimum


Dan K.Thomasson
assumptions, bad intelligence
and terrible judginent after the
terrorist attack on the United
States on Sept. 11, 2001.
Because of that mistake, we
were diverted from achieving
what might have been a signifi-
cant dismantling of the al Qaeda
network, including the capture
or elimination of Osama bin
Laden and his Taliban allies,
in the immediate aftermath of
The drawdown of troops
and money to support the Iraq
action cut short a successful
incursion into the Afghan moun-
tains and set the stage for an
increasingly impossible situa-
tion now in Afghanistan.
Veteran foreign policy observ-
ers have always considered that
a residue of U.S. support troops
would remain after the deadline
for withdrawal, if only to assure
the safety of the U.S. diplomatic
mission and carry out orderly
dismantling of the very large
American civilian presence,
including contractors helping
rebuild the Iraq infrastructure.
Maliki seems to think his own
forces are now capable of assur-
ing security.
President Barack Obama
needs to remember that he
promised during his 2008 cam-
paign to end this nightmare
without qualification.
He now has a gold-plated
invitation and he should take it
before it disappears and we are
stuck there for another decade.
That is also true of

wage, housing and private busi-
ness, America was the land of
opportunity. America was the place
where anyone who wanted to could
go to work and make as much or
as little as they wanted. Her citi-
zens wanted to go back to work,
take the risk of starting their own
business and work on successful
(legal) things to better themselves
and their families. I don't think our
government believes in schools,
in youth sports or business. Let us
not look to the government for sup-
port, let us look to ourselves. Set a
goal to what you want and desire
in life and then draw the map from
where you are now to the place
you want to be. Thafs how it used
to be and it worked great Now the
government is taking over and we
see how well that is working.
Irv Crowetz
Lake City

Trying to be better
with Resolutions
Dear Editor,
I was raised in a very harsh

Afghanistan, where the govern-
ment has been making noises
about accommodation with the
Taliban. What other clues do we
need about the inevitability of
Taliban success whenever we
leave? Biding their time is what
they do best.
All this has been brought
about by a misguided belief that
we can bring a U.S. brand of
democracy to a world that never
has had it.
The theocratic influence is so
'strong as to deny rational gov-
ernment as we perceive it Most
Americans have wearied of the
decade-long wars that continue
to deplete the nation's military
resources, most importantly its
young men and women.
There is an increasing nation-
al disillusionment with outdated
policies based on theories that
our national security interests
are involved.
Terrorists are not just located
in these two countries. In fact,
there never were many, if any,
in Iraq until we got there.
Now, they are everywhere
in Yemen and Pakistan and
Indonesia, in Britain and in our
own country.
At the risk of being called a
boob by the striped-pants set
when it comes to foreign policy,
it is time to end these unwise
Maliki has given us that rare
opportunity to cut our losses.
Take him up on.it, Mr. Obama.
Begin that total pullout
sooner than later, and let Iraq
get back to solving its own .
problems, if possible. If it can't,
that should no longer be our
concern. That is even truer of
Afghanistan, which has resisted
change through the centuries.

Dan K. Thomasson is former
editor of Scripps Howard News

environment on the west side of
Jacksonville in the '50s. If you
broke an arm you sucked it up
and didn't cry or show any signs
of pain. So, I need to develop
more compassion for others pain
or problems (man I hate this). I
am going to have a more positive
outlook on everything that comes
my way hopefuly not much
will come my way). I am going
to take in more of the beauty of
America (with gas prices going to
nearly five dollars a gallon it may
prohibit it). I am going to dish out
more compliments to people (if
you are ugly please don't expect
much of a compliment). I am
going to smile and laugh more
(most of it will be while looking
in the mirror). I am going to
become less bossy to everybody
(that is, if they do what is right).
I am going to eat right (right on
time). I am going to be a better
husband (if thats possible). The
rest will be easy, so the next time
you see me I will be a new person
for 2011. Happy New Year.
Bill Glover
Lake City

Ann McFeatters


say the



T his is the time
of year when we
remember, with
gratitude for liven-
ing things up, the
strange things that come out of
the mouths of our politicians.
Really, they say the darndest
Christine O'Donnell, the
Republican candidate for
the Senate who went on
TV to tell voters she is not
a witch, surprised an audi-
ence in December by saying,:-.
"Tragedy comes in threes.
Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth
Edwards' passing and Barack -
Obama's extending the tax
cuts, which is good, but also
extending the unemployment
For sheer crudeness, it's
hard to beat Democratic
strategist James "Ragin'
Cajun" Carville, who in
November said, "If Hillary
(Clinton) gave up one of her
balls and gave it to Obama,
he'd have two."
Hillary's husband, for-
mer President Bill Clinton,
speculated his wife might yet
get to the Supreme Court.
"Hillary's going to live to be
110. I joke with her all the
time. She might have three
husbands after me. You
know, she's going to live for-
Pennsylvanian Sen.
Arlen Specter, running as a
Democrat, lost his primary
race to Joe Sestak. Specter
puzzled constituents when he
said, ""When you talk about
Sestak being more vigorous,
you must be smoking Dutch
New York Democratic
Congressman Eric Massa
explained how Obama's for-
mer chief of staff and candi-
date for Chicago mayor treat-
ed him when Massa strayed
from the White House line on
health care. "I am showering,'.
naked as a jaybird, and here
comes Rahm Emanuel, not
even with a towel wrapped
around his tush, poking his
finger in my chest, yelling at
BP CEO Tony Hayward
explained the oil spill this
way: '"The Gulf of Mexico is a
very big ocean. The amount of
volume of oil and dispersant
we are putting into it is tiny
in relation to the total water
And speaking of that envi-
ronmental disaster, radio talk
show host Rush Limbaugh
decided it was probably a
liberal conspiracy. "What bet-
ter way to head off more oil
drilling, nuclear plants, than
by blowing up a rig? I'm just
noting the timing here."
It was a year for novel
words. Obama confessed to
taking a "shellacking" when
hundreds of Democrats
were ousted from office in
November. Conservative dar-
ling Sarah Palin, former gov-
ernor of Alaska, introduced us
to "refudiate." Her use of her
palm for writing speech notes
to a Tea Party gathering gave
us another: TelePalmter.
As we start another year, we
can be sure of one thing: Our
politicians won't let us down.
They'll keep us amused just by
opening their mouths.
* Scripps Howard columnist
Ann McFeatters has covered
the Whit9 House and national
politics since 1986.



New Year's Bash
The LifeStyle Enrichment
Center presents "Rocking The
House" beginning at 7 p.m. today.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be
served all night, and professional
comedians Jamie Morgan, Chase
Holliday and Lisa Best will enter-
tain from 8 -10 p.m. Tickets are
$50 per person, and the event is
at 628 SE Allison Court For ticket
information, contact Janet at 386-
755-0235 ext 124.

NYE Celebration
The Third Annual Rotary
Club of Lake City New Year's
Celebration is 8 p.m. today at
the County Club at Lake City.
Tickets are $100 per couple and
available at The County Club
of Lake City, Candler Appraisal
Services, Parks Johnson Agency,
Olympic Health Chiropractic and
the Lake City Reporter. Attire is
black tie optional.

Joint worship service
Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church and Philadelphia
Missionary Baptist Church are
worshipping, fellowshipping and
praising the New Year in 10 p.m.
today at Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church. The church is located at
948 Aberdeen Ave.

NYE service
"Friday Night Live" New Years
Eve Service is 9 p.m. today at
Miracle Tabernacle Church. The
church is located at 1190 SW
Sister's Welcome Road. Call
386-758-8452 For transportation
call Mitch at 386-292-5850 or
Audre' 386-344-9915.

Watch Night Service
The DaySpring Missioniary

Baptist Church meets at 9:30
p.m. today for a watch night
service. There will be sing-
ing, praying, testimonies and
the word of God delivered by
Pastor Aaron T. Lewis Sr. The
church is located at 849 NE
Congress Avenue. For more
information call Elvira at 386-

White Springs Watch Night
White Springs Church of
God Watch Night Service 8
p.m. to midnight today. There
will be preaching and singing.
Refrshments will be served.
The church is located on First

New Year's Service
St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church meets at 8 p.m. today
for a watch night service.
Make plans to come and visit
the church located at 222
Oosterhoudt Lane. For more
information, call 386-758-8486.

Watch Night Service
The Long Branch
Congregational Methodist
Church hosts a watch night
service starting at 8 p.m.
today on County Road 135.
The Rushing Winds from
Jacksonville will be the guest
singers, and there will also be
local singing. Refreshments
will be served and everyone
is invited. For more informa-
tion, call 386-397-2673.

Midnight Watch service
Ist Haitian Baptist Church
is having midnight watch ser-
vice 9 p.m. to noon today. The
church is located at 189 NW
Cali Drive. The community is
invited to attend the annual
event. Refreshments will be

served after service.

New Year's Dance
The Lake City Elk's Lodge
is hosting a New Year's Eve
Dance for members and guests
only beginning at 8 p.m. today.
Come join the fun and dancing
to music provided by DJ Scott
Carroll at the lodge, located
at 259 NE Hernando Ave.
There will be hors d'oeuvres,
Champaign and party favors
all for $12.50 per person for
admission. Call 386-752-2284
after 4 p.m.

New Daysprings Watch Night
New Daysprings Missionary
Baptist Church is having Watch
Night Service 10 p.m. today.
Enjoy the song service from the
Voices of Inspirational Praise
and the spoken word from
Pastor Lantz Mills. The church
is located on West Long Street.
Breakfast will be served.

Fellowship MBC Watch night
Fellowship Missionary Baptist
Church is having Watch Night
Service 10 p.m. today. Breakfast
will be served immediately fol-
lowing the service. Contact
Flossie McGuire at 386-752-2681
or visit http://www.fmbclakecity.

Peace at Last concert
The 12th Annual Peace at
Last Concert is noon Friday in
the Stephen Foster Tower at
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park in White
Springs. Donald McGrath of
New York City conducts the ser-
vice which features music and

Coffee House
The 2011 Coffee House sea-
son kicks off 7 p.m. Saturday
in the Auditorium at Stephen
Foster Folk Culture Center State
Park in White Springs. The
hostess is Lucindagail, a local

Friendship luncheon.
The January Friendship
Luncheon of the Lake City
Newcomers is Wednesday at
the Telford Hotel, 16521 River
St. in White Springs. For those
wanting to car pool, please meet
at the parkland ride lot next to
Arby's on Rte. 90 at 10:30 a.m.
All members, guests and friends
are welcome. Call 438-8100 or

Builder's Association
The Columbia County
Builder's Association is meet-
ing Wednesday at the Holiday
Inn. Buffet opens at 11:30 a.m.
and meeting starts at noon.
The speaker is from the Metro
Crime Prevention of Florida.
Tickets may be purchased at
the door. Members are $10 and
non-members are $15. Call 386-
867-1998 with any questions. If
you are interested in becoming
a member of Columbia County
Builder's Association contact
Kathryn Peterson at 754-0417 or
Lynda Yeany at 867-1998.

Wednesday, Jan. 12
Lake City Newcomers
Regular Meeting
The regular monthly meeting
of the Lake City Newcomers is


Gulf spill fund adviser

being paid with BP cash

O'Donnell blames foes

for money allegations

Associated Press

law professor being paid
$950 an hour with BP's
money has declared that
the czar of the $20 billion
claims fund for Gulf oil
spill victims is indepen-
dent of the oil giant.
Fund administrator Ken
Feinberg said Thursday
he has agreed to pay New
York University professor
Stephen Gillers for his
advice. Since being hired,
Gillers has written a letter
stating that Feinberg is
neutral and not subject to
BP's direction or control.
Feinberg said the Gulf
Coast Claims Facility, cre-
ated to administer pay-
ments from the fund to
people and businesses, is
billing BP for Gillers' ser-
Some victims, law-
yers and state officials
unhappy with the claims
process have questioned
Feinberg's independence
and suggested he is a
pawn in a BP effort to
limit its liability.
A statement Thursday
from the Gulf Coast Claims
Facility said Feinberg
asked Gillers for advice
about a Nov. 24 letter
from Louisiana Attorney
General James "Buddy"
Caldwell questioning the
independence of the fund
and Feinberg's role as the
independent administra-
In a letter to Feinberg,
Gillers wrote: "You are not
in an attorney-client rela-
tionship with BP. You are
an independent adminis-
trator and owe none of the
attributes of the attorney-
client relationship (e.g.,
loyalty, confidentiality)
to BE By 'independent'. I
mean (and I think the con-
text is clear) that you are
independent of BE You
are not subject to its direc-
tion or control."
The total amount Gillers

Several aggrieved participants in the oil spill claims process
said they were satisfied after one-on-one meetings with
administrator Ken Feinberg (above) in Gulf shores, Ala., Dec.
2. Feinberg brought adjusters from his Gulf Coast Claims
Facility in Washington, D.C., to meet with a dozen business
owners after being urged to do so last month by Alabama
senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions.

will be paid is unclear. He
told The Associated Press
he is billing $950 an hour
for his services and an
assistant is billing $475 an
hour. Gillers said he and
the assistant have not cal-
culated exactly how many
hours they spent on the
work, which Gillers said is
now finished.
GCCF spokeswoman
Debra DeShong Reed said
neither Feinberg nor the
fund have any past relation-
ship with Gillers. She said
he was chosen because he'
is a nationally recognized
expert in the field of legal
Gillers said his work for
Feinberg included read-
ing the letter Caldwell sent
Feinberg, reading court
papers filed by lawyers
suing BP, and research-
ing rules governing law-
yers in Gulf Coast states
and in Washington, where
Feinberg's law firm is locat-
Both Gillers and
Feinberg said they don't
believe there is any-
thing wrong with using
BP money to pay for the
"Is he being paid by BP
money? Yes," Feinberg
said. "Who else is going

to pay for the entire cost
of this program? You can't
ask claimants to pay, you
can't ask states and fed-
eral governments to pay.
The buck stops with BP
and BP has agreed to
pay the entire cost of the
infrastructure of this pro-
But Anthony Kennon,
mayor of Orange Beach,
Ala., has questions about
the relationship between
Feinberg and BE
"He can proclaim inde-
pendence as much as
he wants," said Kennon,
whose community was
hard hit by the oil spill.
"The only thing that will
show true independence
is if he makes those people
whole who were harmed
by the oil spill. We have
not been made whole by a
long shot."
Lawyers who have
already filed more than 300
lawsuits on behalf of Gulf
residents and businesses
say Feinberg should stop
calling himself indepen-
They asked a federal
judge last week to order
changes to the release
form people must sign if
they accept a final pay-
ment from Feinberg.

WASHINGTON Former Senate can-
didate Christine O'Donnell went on the
offensive Thursday following reports that
federal prosecutors are looking into wheth-
er she illegally used campaign money for
personal use, saying the'accusations are
politically motivated and stoked by dis-
gruntled former campaign workers.
The Delaware Republican appeared on
several network television morning shows
to defend herself a day after The Associated
Press revealed authorities have opened a
criminal investigation to determine wheth-
er she broke the law by spending cam-
paign money on personal expenses, such
as rent.
"There's been no
impermissible use of
campaign funds what- -4
soever," O'Donnell told
ABC's "Good Morning
O'Donnell ticked off a
long list of groups and O'Donnell
individual- that she said
could be behind the investigation: estab-
lishment Republicans, the. Obama admin-
istration, and Vice President Joe Biden in
particular; a nonpartisan watchdog group
that she said had a liberal bent, and unhap-
py former campaign workers.
She said she believes the Democratic
and Republican establishments are out to
stop her.
S"You have to look at this whole 'thug-
politic' tactic for what it is," she said.
The AP reported Wednesday that a
person familiar with the investigation had
confirmed the criminal investigation of
O'Donnell. The person spoke on the condi-
tion of anonymity to protect the identity of
a client who has been questioned as part

Charles Junior (Chuck)
Charles Junior (Chuck) Strick-
land, 77, a resident of Lake City,
Florida passed away December
29, 2010 at the North Florida
Regional Hos-
pital, Gaines-
ville, Florida.
Mr. Strickland
was born in ,
Baldwin, Florida
and is the son of the late Charlie
and Pearl Hastings Strickland.
He has been a resident of Lake
City for the past thirty-two years
coming from Hastings, Florida.

of the probe. The case, which has been
assigned to two federal prosecutors and
two FBI agents in Delaware, has not been
brought before a grand jury.
The federal investigation follows a
complaint filed with the Federal Election
Commission in September by Citizens for
Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a
nonpartisan watchdog group that monitors
ethics issues.
The complaint based in part on an
affidavit from former O'Donnell campaign
worker David Keegan alleges that she
misspent more than $20,000 in campaign
funds. The group also asked Delaware's
federal prosecutor to investigate.
O'Donnell has acknowledged she paid
part of her rent at times with campaign
money, arguing that her house doubled
as a campaign headquarters. FEC rules
prohibit using campaign money for a can-
didate's mortgage or rent.
While the FEC frequently investigates
and pursues civil cases involving elec-
tion laws, criminal prosecutions against
candidates for such violations are rare.
Campaign finance experts say the distin-
guishing factor is intent
"You have to have a knowing and willful
violation," said Stan Brand, a veteran cam-
paign finance attorney in Washington.
Craig Engle, another campaign finance
attorney, said a criminal case might never
materialize and said even criminal pros-
ecutions typically result in financial penal-
ties, not prison time although the law
allows for a maximum penalty of five years
in prison.
O'Donnell, a tea party favorite, scored
a surprise victory in the Delaware Senate
Republican primary this year only to be
beaten badly by Democrat Chris Coons in
the geieral election.
Her latest campaign set, a state record
by raising more than $7.3 million.

He was a self employed Insur-
ance Salesman. He was a veter-
an of Korea having served in the
U.S. Navy and was also a mem-
ber of the Seventh Day Adven-
tist Church, Lake City, Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Aline
1. Strickland, Lake City, Fl., Two
daughters: Charlene Durrance
and Darlene (Mike) Mullis both
of Lake City, Florida. One son:
Charles James (Lora) Strickland,
Lake City, Florida. Eight grand-
children, Michael Durrance,
Bailey Durrance, Stephany Mul-
lis, Shelby Mullis, Michael Mul-
lis, Keli Noblitt, Justin Mauldin
and Desira Mauldin. Five great

grandchildren, Jordan Durrance,
Cole Norris, Bryson Mauldin,
Aray Mualdin and Lexy Mauldin.
The family will be having a
private service. GUERRY
SW. Main Blvd. Lake City
is in charge of arrangements.
Please sign the guestbook at
g u erryfu neralhome. net

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

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

11 a.m. Jan. 12 at Guangdong
Chinese Restaurant Luncheon
cost is $10. All members, guests
and friends along with any new-
comers to the area are welcome.
Lake City Police Chief Argatha
Gilmore is the speaker. Call 752-
4552 or 755-4051.

Thursday, Jan. 13
Medicaid workshop
A free Medicaid workshop is
10 a.m. Jan. 13 in the Lifestyle
Enrichment Center. Teresa Byrd'
Morgan of Morgan Law Center
for Estate & Legacy Planning
will expel the myths and expand
the opportunities with Medicaid
Planning. The LEC is located
at 628 S.E. Allison Court. To
attend, please call Shana Miller
at 386-755-1977.

Monday, Jan. 17
MLK Parade
The Northeast Florida
Leadership Council is hosting its
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Parade 10 a.m. Jan. 17 beginning
at DOT. All participants are asked
to call Ron 623-0468, Gwen 623-
3779 or Audre 344-9915.

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

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Emergency 911 Dispatch
Communication Center is
expected to go live by the
end of J ary, 2011.
The county E-911 center
is located in the Columbia
Count', Emergency
Opernain Center on Lake
City venue.
Wnen the system
goes live in January, the
Columbia County Sheriff's
Office, Columbia County
Fire/Rescue Department
and Lake City Fire
Department will be hooked
into it.
The Lake City Police
Department will have a
separate go-live date to be
determined at a later time.
The total planned bud-
get for the communication
center is $1.8 million. It will
have $259,000 in planned
recurring costs.
The project has received
$424,000 in equipment

Horse Conference

More than 80 equestri-.
ans and horse lovers from
Canada and several states
came for- the Certified
Horsemanship Association
(CHA) International
Convention Oct. 20-24 at the
Oaks Equestrian Center.
The Oaks Equestrian
Center is an accredited site
of the organization.
The Certified
Horsemanship Association
is composed of horse-rid-
ing instructors.


Former TLake City
Police Department Capt.
Rudolph Davis released
details regarding a letter
of determination from the
U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission
during a press conference
Sept. 13.
Davis, who was termi-
nated from the Lake City
Police Department in 2009,
filed paperwork with the
EEOC accusing LCPD
administrators of termi-
nating him without cause
after he filed discrimination
charges against former
Police Chief Steven Burch,
acting police chief Bruce
Charles and current Police
Chief Argatha Gilmore.


Shands Lake Shore
announced a partnership
to jointly own and govern
Shands' three community
hospitals Shands Lake
Shore, Shands Live Oak
and Shands Starke May
27 during a news confer-
Health Management
began managing the facili-
ties July 1.
Shands Lake Shore
Hospital will have its named
changed to Shands Lake
Shore Regional Medical
Center as part of the
new partnership. Rhonda
Sherrod will serve as the
single, senior administrator
to run all three facilities.

The firing of the
Assistant attorney
Former Third Judicial
Circuiit assistant state attor-
ney KrisAnne Hall-was ter-
minated May 24.
Hall said State Attorney
Skip Jarvis illegally termi-
nated her employment with
the office for making politi-
cal speech on the radio and
at public rallies.
Jarvis said Hall was not
fired and chose to leave
instead of stop speaking
at events. Hall said she
planned to file a legal suit
against Jarvis.

* Accreditation

The City of Lake City
Police Department began
undergoing an accredita-
tion process through the
Commission for Florida Law
Enforcement Accreditation
Inc. Feb. 17.
The department was
once accredited but with-
drew from the program.
Its last assessment' was in
March 2005. There are
260 standards the depart-

Columbia County Fire/Rescue firefighter/EMT Wayne Aylor (left) and paramedic/firefighter Kim Perry prepare to jump out of the
back of an ambulance on Oct. 2, which marked the first day of the combined departments.

ment must comply with for
accreditation, which are
verified by assessors. The
CFLEA is giving LCPD 24
months to complete the
accreditation process.

* Bond refinancing

The City of Lake City
Council voted to refund
and restructure the util-
ity revenue bonds series
1998A and 2000 and sales
tax revenue bonds series
2000 March 1.
Refunding the utility rev-
enue bonds provided debt
service relief for the city.
By restructuring the
sales tax revenue bonds,
the city generated $1.5 mil-
lion for new projects which
could be used on capital
improvement projects over
the next three years.

* Blanche Hotel
The City of Lake City
council voted 4-1, with
Councilman Jake Hill dis-
senting, to retain the pro-
fessional services of Jones
Edmunds consulting firm
for a structural evalua-
tion of the Blanche Hotel
March 1.
Owners of the hotel ini-
tially wanted Columbia
County to purchase the
building, which is in need
of some repairs. They
approached the city for
support in restoring the

* Catholic Charities

The Lake City Regional
Office of Catholic Charities
had a site visit from
Bishop Victor Galeone
of the Diocese of Saint
Augustine, and members
of the Catholic Charities
Diocesan Board March 16.
Catholic Charities in Lake
City opened in 2001.

* DAC dissolves

The Downtown Action
Corporation dissolved and
become a part of the Lake
City-Columbia County
Chamber of Commerce in
The DAC wanted to get
away from being solely
event-focused and work
toward becoming more
business oriented. The
chamber was looking to
host more events.
A merger accomplished
both goals.

* Water rates
New water and sewer
rates went into effect June
1 in the City of Lake City.
The new rates are deemed
conservative by the city.
The service availability
charge was also renamed to
the base charge. Customers
will no longer be assessed a
fee for vacant properties. The
process for the fees started
with approving a water and
sewer study Jan. 4.

* CRA Master Plan



Redevelopment Agency
began the process of a
Master Plan update with
the selection of IBI Group
Inc. as the consulting firm.
The current plan dates
back to the 1980s.
The master plan is being
developed based on input
from the community. Focus
groups. were first held in
June for community input.

Old jail
Interest in saving the old
City of Lake City jail spread
from the community to the
City Council. Discussion
about the jail was raised by
Councilman Jake Hill at a
meeting June 21.
Hill said he'd like to see
the city use the jail as a
police substation, because
, there's a lot of illegal activ-
ity taking place in the area.
The jail, which is located
on 249 NE Escambia St.,
was approved March 16 for
demolition along with other
structures on the property.
Further work was stopped
on the building until it was
determined how it could
be used,

League of Cities

The Suwannee River
League of Cities held its
quarterly meeting in Lake
City July 8.
Members approved two
scholarships, one in mem-
ory of Ralph Hardwick,
former vice mayor of
White Springs who died
May 22 and the other for
the Institute of Elected
Municipal Officials.

CDC finished its
first house
Delores Hunter and her
son, Ian, are the first recipi-
ents of a house through
the Greater Lake City
Community Development
Corporation Inc. The organi-
zation held a ribbon-cutting
for the house Aug. 26.
Construction on the house
began in May. Bryan Zecher
was the contractor.
The CDC, a nonprofit
organization, was estab-
lished in 2002 to assist low
to moderate income families
or individuals in becoming
homeowners. The house
is 1,350-square-feet and
includes two bedrooms and
a garage. Financing for the
home was provided by the
USDA. Land for Hunter's
new home was donated by
the City of Lake City to the

Downtown mural

The City of Lake City
Council agreed to close a
portion of the north side-
walk along NE Veterans
Street. This will allow a fire
exit to come from that end
of Gulf Coast Financial.
The building, owned by
John Kuykendall, is the site
of the Ichetucknee Springs
Mural. Initially, the mural
was thought to be at risk
of removal when its lease
expired Jan. 12 due to reno-
vation plans for the build-

ing. A new fire exit was
needed and options were
to either come through the
wall on which the mural is
painted or a side wall on
Veterans Street.

* CSC new building

Christian Service Center
kicked off its annual matching
funds drive with a ribbon cut-
ting for the CSC Lighthouse
Oct 10.
The warehouse will
serve disaster victims in
Columbia, Suwannee and
Hamilton counties. It will
also benefit homeless peo-
ple or battered women and
children 'rebuilding their

* Airport ground
A ground-breaking cer-
emony for the general avia-
tion terminal, at the Lake
City Municipal Airport was
Oct. 14.
Funding requests for the
project started in 2007.
The Florida Department
of Transportation
and Federal Aviation
Administration are provid-
ing the majority of funding
for the nearly $3 million

* Library dedication

The new Fort White
Branch of the Columbia
County Public Library was
dedicated Nov. 12.
The new branch is off
Highway -47, across from
Fort White High School.
Library officials plan to
move into the new location
sometime in mid-January.

* County Fire/Rescue

The Columbia County
Fire Department and the
Columbia County EMS
Department officially
merged Oct. 1, joining
forces as Columbia County
Fire/Rescue. Both EMS
employees and firefight-
ers have undergone cross-
training and a total of 57
employees comprise the
combined department.

* IDA a County
The county commis-
sion voted Nov. 4 on a 3-2
vote, with Commissioners
Ron Williams and Scarlet
Frisina dissenting, to move
the Columbia County
Industrial Development
Authority under county
control. An IDA transition
plan is set to be reviewed
at the county's Jan. 6 meet-

N Inland port

The county's inland port
concept, which has been
in the planning stages, will
be located on East U.S.
Highway 90 at the coun-
ty's Rural Area of Critical
Economic Concern cata-
lyst site. Local, regional,
state and federal officials
met Aug. 6 at Florida

Gateway College to dis-
cuss the inland port. The
catalyst site was designat-
ed as a Rural Enterprise
Zone by the Florida Office
of Tourism, Trade and
Economic Development, a
designation effective from
Sept. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31,
2015. To prepare for the
port's expected influx of
jobs, a Logistics Academy
began at Columbia High
School with the start of the
2010 to 2011 school year.

* School grades
Columbia High School
improved to a "B" school
grade in the 2009-2010
school year after receiving
a "D" grade the past five
years. Niblack Elementary
"'School dropped from an
"A" to a "D." Two State-of-
the-School meetings were
held Aug. 26 and Dec. 13
for progress monitoring
and discussion on how to
get Niblack Elementary
back to an "A."
Columbia County's pub-
lic high school graduation
rate for the 2009 to 2010
school year also-increased.
According to the Florida
Department of Education,
the rate is at 87 percent, a
5-percent increase from the
previous year and about a
24-percent increase from
the 2005-2006 school year.

New businesses
T.J. Maxx, located
at the Lake City Mall at
2487 W U.S. Highway 90,
opened for business in late
Big Lots, located at 2311
W U.S. Highway 90, opened
its doors to the public in
late November.

No Cooperstown
Dreams Park
After nine months of
discussion, the county sev-
ered ties with Cooperstown
Dreams Park through a letter
written Aug. 25. The baseball
amusement park company
was once interested in leas-
ing Lake City's Southside
Recreation Complex fields
and converting them to a
Dreams Park attraction. The
county ended talks with the
company because Dreams
Park officials were slow to
respond to local questions,
most of the project's research
was done by county staff and
the economic development
numbers didn't add up.

LCCC becomes FGC

Lake City Community
College officially changed
its name to Florida Gateway
College July 1. The name
change is the college's fifth,
but the first in 40 years.
With the change, the col-
lege is working to add or
extend other programs to
Bachelor's degrees. The col-
lege graduated its final class
as Lake City Community
College May 7.

Tax abatement
The county commission

unanimously approved
offering tax abatement
instead of tax rebates Nov.
18 as an incentive for busi-
nesses to locate to the
area. Abatement deletes
a business' property tax
liability from the tax bill,
while rebates required the
company to pay its taxes
in full before the county
refunded a portion. The
switchover came after an
audit revealed property
tax rebate overpayments
to three Columbia County
industries and one uncol-
lected industrial penalty
payment totaling more
than $91,000. The IDA took
responsibility for the over-
payments and uncollected

* Ellisville Utility

The county turned on a
water meter Nov. 15 to ser-
vice the first customer of
the Ellisville Utility, which
put the county in the utility
business for the first time.
Prior to the utility's start,
a citizen group Citizens
Against Forced Utilities
- formed and submitted a
petitioned ordinance seek-
ing to eliminate mandatory
connections for the utility's
customers. The county
refuted the ordinance at a
special meeting June 10,
but amended its manda-
tory utility connection ordi-
nance July 21 to excuse
Ellisville Utility service
area residents who meet
specific requirements from
hooking on.

M Bascom Norris Road
The county continued
gaining right-of-way acqui-
sitions for the parcels need-
ed to complete the Bascom
Norris Road connector
project, but unanimously
voted Dec. 17 to authorize
staff to get appraisals on
the mandatory needs of
the Giles property the
final parcel. An offer will
be made based on the
appraisal and the Giles will
have 30 days to respond
before the county exer-
cises the right of eminent
domain. The project cannot
be put out to bid until all
land rights' are acquired.
When built, the connector
will run between Lowe's on
Northwest Bascom Norris
Drive and New Millenium
on Lake Jeffrey Road.

* Broadband grant

A federal stimulus grant
of more than $30 mil-
lion was awarded to the
North Florida Broadband
Authority in late February,
which will enable and
enhance access to broad-
band and high-speed
connectivity for North
Florida counties, including
Columbia County.

* Prison nixed
A proposal by the Federal
Bureau of Prisons to build a
privately owned and operat-
ed prison that would house
criminal illegal aliens in
either Columbia County
or Baldwin, Mich., was
officially canceled in early
March because of budget
cuts. The decision to not
fund the project came from
the highest levels of the
federal government. The
facility was slated to pro-
vide 250 full-time positions.

* New hires

Significant new hires in
2010 for Columbia County
included Dennille Folsom,
who began work as the
Lake City/ Columbia
County Chamber of
Commerce executive
director in January; Jack

Berry, chosen as the
first Lake Shore Hospital
Authority Board manager
in March; Charles Briscoe,
who started work as the
Lake City Medical Center
chief executive officer in
July; and Mike Belle, named
the CARC Advocates for
Citizens with Disabilities,
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a look

W ith 35
on the
this postseason, you have
to pick and choose.
Today is Sunshine
State day with South
Florida, Miami, UCF and
Florida State playing in
the four bowl games.
Florida gets its
shot at Penn State in
the Outback Bowl on
If you have to scrap
a game or two today,
, be sure to watch the
Meineke Bowl at noon.
Former Columbia High
player Sampson Genus
will wrap up his career at
South Florida. '
Genus (No. 62) is the
starting center for the
Bulls. This season, he
was voted first team
All-Big East, both in the
preseason poll and the
final tally.
Genus was Best
Offensive Lineman for
the Tigers in 2005-06
before signing with
South Florida. He has
represented his school
and city well, and has
helped South Florida
come into prominence.
At 6-foot-1 Genus may
not be what the NFL is
wanting, but he should
get a shot. He deserves
one last college look
from his hometown fans.
The 2010 Florida
football final results:
Class 6A Miami
Central 42, Dr. Phillips
27; Class 5A- St.
Thomas Aquinas
29, Plant 7; Class 4A
Lincoln 17, Armwood
14; Class 3A Jefferson
44, Miami Norland
34; Class 2A- Cocoa
14, Glades Central
Community 13; Class 2B
Trinity Catholic 56,
University School of NSU
55; Class 1A- Trinity
Christian (Jacksonville)
27, American Heritage
(Delray Beach) 10; Class
1B Glades Day 42,
Warner Christian 35.

Jeff Driskel of
Haggarty was named
Gatorade Florida
Football Player of the
Year. Driskel passed for
1,783 yards and 16
touchdowns with three
interceptions. He rushed
for 1,296 yards and 20
touchdowns, and caught
two touchdown passes.
Quentin Williams of
Jefferson was the Florida
Dairy Farmers
Mr. Football. Williams
threw for 4,399 yards
and 52 touchdowns, and
rushed for 840 yards and
eight touchdowns. He
holds the Florida record
for career touchdown
passes and yardage.
Dr. Phillips coach Dale
Salapa was voted Florida
Dairy Farmers Football
Coach of the Year.
U Tim Kirby is sports editor

of the Lake City Reporter.

Bronx painted Orange

Syracuse beats
Kansas State in
Pinstripe Bowl.
Associated Press
NEW YORK The first
Pinstripe Bowl turned into
a home run derby.
Delone Carter ran for 198
yards and two touchdowns,
Marcus Sales caught
three long TD passes and
Syracuse got some help
from a celebration penalty
on Kansas State to beat the
Wildcats 36-34 on Thursday
at Yankee Stadium.
Adrian Hilburn slipped a
tackle and raced to a 30-yard
touchdown catch with 1:13
remaining to pull Kansas
State within two. Hilburn
saluted the crowd behind
BRONX continued on 2B


4k '
- q

Syracuse wide receiver Marcus Sales (5) runs toward the
end zone for a 36-yard touchdown while pursued by Kansas
State linebacker Alex Hrebec (56) during the Pinstripe Bowl
at Yankee Stadium in New York on Thursday.

Vols cough it up

to North Carolina

Tar Heels pull
out 30-27 win in
double overtime.
Associated Press
- Casey Barth kicked a
23-yard field goal in the
second overtime to send
North Carolina past
Tennessee 30-27 in a
Music City Bowl that will
be remembered much
more for the crazy finish of
regulation that even gave
the Tar Heels a chance
to keep playing Thursday
Barth kicked a 39-yard
field goal after officials
reviewed what had been
the final play of the game
and decided to penalize the
Tar Heels (8-5) for having

Bowling with bucks

In this Nov. 27 file photo, Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel (in jacket) joins the team to sing the school alma mater after
defeating Michigan 37-7 in Columbus, Ohio. According to statistics from the Department of Education, Ohio State spends
more than $31 million a year to run its football program.

Schools spend millions on football

Associated Press
The numbers grow every
year: 35 bowl games, 70
teams the morphing of
what was once a New Year's
Day tradition into one that
kicks off in mid-December
and finishes closer. to
Martin Luther King Day
than Jan. 1.
And if those bowl-season

stats seem bloated, try this:
Ohio State and Alabama
each spend more than $31
million a year to run their
football programs, while
nine other teams closing
out the season at one of
those 35 bowl games spend
$20 million plus.
The cheapest bowl-
bound program? That
would be Troy, winner of
the New Orleans Bowl on

the first postseason week-
end, at just a shade over $5
million. That's nearly $23
million less than they spend
an hour away at top-ranked
Auburn, where the Tigers
are playing for the national
title this season. Auburn's
opponent in the BCS game,
Oregon, spends $18 million
- 16th among the bowl-
bound schools.
The statistics come

from the Department of
Education, which has
required universities to sub-
mit the amount they spend
on sports since 2000 as part
of the Equity in Athletics
Disclosure Act. With that
information, the Equity
in Athletics Data Analysis
Cutting Tool was created.
And while the database
BUCKS continued on 2B

"more than 11 men" on the
field. The Big Ten officiat-
ing crew also announced
T.J. Yates had spiked the
ball with 1 second left.
That allowed Barth to
run out the field goal that
tied it at 20.
Tennessee (6-7) was
stunned at the sudden
switch that cost the Vols
an apparent bowl victory
to cap Derek Dooley's first
season. Tyler Bray threw a
25-yard TD in the first over-
time, but Quan Sturdivant
picked him off to end the
Vols' last chance in the
second OT.

Stanford 71,
Connecticut 59
Connecticut's women's
basketball team loses at
Stanford, ending record
90-game winning streak.

Ohio St.


will be

Tressel: All made
pledge before
leaving for bowl.
Associated Press

Ohio State players facing
five-game suspensions
next season would not
have traveled with the
team to the Sugar Bowl
if they had not pledged
to return in 2011, head
coach Jim Tressel said on
The five players,
including quarterback
Terrelle Pryor, have been
punished by the NCAA
for selling championship
rings and memorabilia
and taking discounts
from a tattoo parlor.
Tressel said he wanted
to make sure that the
players wouldn't "skirt
the consequences" by
playing in the Sugar
Bowl, then declaring for
the NFL draft and avoid-
ing any punishment.
"We told them they
would have to make the
decision on the NFL prior
to leaving for the bowl
game," Tressel said at
his first Sugar Bowl news
conference. "It wouldn't
be fair to not face the
consequences down the
Tressel says their
playing time against the
Razorbacks will hinge
TRESSEL continued on 2B

Army posts winning season

Army quarterback Trent Steelman looks to pass during the
Armed Forces Bowl against SMU in Dallas on Thursday.

Win over SMU
in Armed Forces
Bowl brings 7-6.
Associated Press
DALLAS Second-year
coach Rich Ellerson already
has a season to cherish at
Army. Josh McNary and 24
other seniors get to leave
on a winning note.
McNary scooped up a
fumble and returned it 55
yards for a touchdown and
Army held on to beat SMU
16-14 in the Armed Forces
Bowl on Thursday, giving
the Black Knights their first
winning season since 1996.

"This senior class and this
football team has earned
a place in that pantheon of
great Army football teams,"
Ellerson said. "They've
brought something back to
West Point that has been
absent. It will flourish there
because of the culture these
guys have created."
When Ellerson was
hired, Army (7-6) was com-
ing off three consecutive
3-9 seasons and had won
only 30 games since its 1996
Independence Bowl appear-
ance that was the last win-
ning season until now.
The Black Knights led
16-0 at halftime on SMU's
home field, then ran out the
game's final 4 minutes after

Matt Szymanski was wide
left on a 47-yard field goal
attempt that would have put
the Mustangs (7-7) ahead.
After quarterback Trent
Steelman converted a pair
of third downs, Ellerson was
doused with the contents
of a water cooler and the
Black Knights celebrated.
"We had a great prep
school class. We weren't
going into a very success-
ful program," said senior
Stephen Anderson, voted
Army's player of the game
after 14 tackles, an inter-
ception and a sack. "We sat
everybody down and said,
'Look, we have the team
that can bring winning foot-
ball back to West Point."'

Section B



TV sports
ESPN Meineke Car Care Bowl,
South Florida vs. Clemson, at Charlotte,
2 p.m.
CBS Sun Bowl, Notre Dame vs.
Miami, at El Paso.Texas
3:30 p.m.
ESPN Liberty Bowl, Georgia vs.
UCF, at Memphis,Tenn.
7:30 p.m.
ESPN Chick-fil-A Bowl, South
Carolina vs. Florida St., at Atlanta
CBS Kentucky at Louisville
ESPN2 Northwestern at Purdue
2 p.m.
ESPN2 Coll. of Charleston at
4 p.m.
ESPN2 Florida at Xavier
FSN -Washington at UCLA
6 p.m.
ESPN2 Ohio St. at Indiana
8 p.m.
ESPN2 Seton Hall at Cincinnati
10 p.m.
ESPN2 Oklahoma St. at Gonzaga
3 p.m.
WGN New Jersey at Chicago
8:30 p.m.
VERSUS Phoenix at St. Louis


NFL games
Oakland at Kansas City, I p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, I p.m.
Miami at New England, I p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, I p.m.
Carolina atAtlanta, I p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, I p.m.
Buffalo at N.Y.Jets, I p.m.
Cincinnati at Baltimore, I p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m.
San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Chicago at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, 4:15 p.m.
N.Y. Giants atWashington, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m.
St. Louis at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.

College bowl games
Military Bowl
Maryland 51, East Carolina 20
Texas Bowl
Illinois 38, Baylor 14
Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State 36,Arizona 10
Armed Forces Bowl
At Dallas
Army 16, SMU 14
Pinstripe Bowl
At Bronx, N.Y.
Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34

Music City Bowl
At Nashville,Tenn.
No. Carolina 30,Tennessee 27, 20T
Holiday Bowl
At San Diego
Nebraska vs.Washington (n)
Meineke Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
Clemson (6-6) vs. South Florida
(7-5), Noon (ESPN)
Sun Bowl
At El PasoTexas
Notre Dame (7-5) vs. Miami
(7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS)
Liberty Bowl
At Memphis,Tenn.
Georgia (6-6) vs. UCF (10-3),
3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Chick-fil-A Bowl
At Atlanta
South Carolina (9-4) vs. Florida
State (9-4),7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
TicketCity Bowl
At Dallas
Northwestern (7-S) vs. Texas Tech
(7-5), Noon (ESPNU)
Capital One Bowl
At Orlando
Michigan State (11-1) vs. Alabama
(9-3), I p.m. (ESPN)
Outback Bowl
At Tampa
Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5),
I p.m. (ABC)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville
Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State
(8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1),
5 p.m. (ESPN)
Fiesta Bowl
At Glendale,Ariz.
Connecticut (8-4) vs. Oklahoma
(1 1-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Orange Bowl
At Miami
Stanford (11-1) vs.VirginiaTech (11-2),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sugar Bowl
At New Orleans
Ohio State (I I1-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Jan. 6
GoDaddy.com Bowl
At Mobile, Ala.
Miami (Ohio) (9-4) vs. Middle
Tennessee (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, Jan. 7
Cotton Bowl
Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2),
8 p.m. (FOX)
Saturday, Jan. 8
BBVA Compass Bowl
At Birmingham,Ala.
Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6),
Noon (ESPN)
Sunday, Jan. 9
Fight Hunger Bowl
At San Francisco
Boston' College (7-5) vs. Nevada
(12-1),9 .hfi. (ESPN)
Monday, Jan. 10
BCS National Championship
At Glendale,Ariz.
Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)


NBA schedule
Thursday's Games
Orlando 112, New York 103
San Antonio at Dallas (n)
Utah at Portland (n)
Today's Games
New Jersey at Chicago, 3 p.m.
New Orleans at Boston, 3 p.m.
Golden State at Charlotte, 3 p.m.
Washington at Indiana, 3 p.m.
Toronto at Houston, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers,
10:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Cleveland at Chicago, 7 p.m.
New Orleans atWashington, 7 p.m.
Golden State at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma City at San Antonio,
8:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m.
Memphis at Utah, 9 p.m.
Dallas at Milwaukee, 9 p.m.

APTop 25 schedule
Today's Games
No. 2 Ohio State at Indiana, 6 p.m.
No. 4 Connecticut vs. South
Florida at the XL Center, Hartford,
Conn., 6 p.m.
No. 7 San Diego State vs. Occidental,
4 p.m.
No. II Kentucky at No. 22 Louisville,
No. 12 Purdue vs. Northwestern,
No. 13 Texas vs. Coppin State, 2 p.m.
No. 14 Minnesota at No. 20 Michigan
State, 4 p.m.
No. 17 Kansas State vs. North
Florida, 2 p.m.
No. 18 Texas A&M vs. McNeese State,
4 p.m.


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

BRONX: First N.Y. bowl since 1962

BUCKS: UF one of the big-spenders


Continued From Page 1B

comes with disclaimers and
caveats stating that there
are no hard-and-fast guide-
lines as to what schools
count under the term
"expenses" and "revenue,"
these are the numbers they
report to the federal gov-
After OSU ($31.7 mil-
lion) and 'Bama ($31.1 mil-
lion), the rest of top five
biggest spenders include
Notre Dame, Auburn and
LSU, according to the data-
base. Most schools' figures
were for the fiscal year that
ended June 30.
For all the money they
fork out, at least the TCUs
and LSUs of the world are
going somewhere this
season. Texas, last year's
national runner-up, spent
$25.1 million and is sitting
home for New Year's after
going 5-7.
Boise State, meanwhile,
looks like a bargain. The
underdog Broncos stayed
in contention for the nation-
al title all year with a pro-
gram that spends a fraction
of what the big boys do.
The tab: $6.85 million for an
average of $564 a student
for a program that ended
up winning the MAACO
Bowl this year.
While football also brings
in millions, the spending on
the sport has given plenty
of ammunition to critics of
big-time college sports.
"It's a sad commentary
given the general condi-
tions out there: 10 percent
unemployment, economic
stagnation," said Tom
Palaima, the University of
Texas' representative on the
Coalition on Intercollegiate
Athletics, a group that
believes spending on sports
has gotten out of hand. "You
look at $1,500 per capital (at
Auburn), that's a large out-
lay. I just don't see how it
.can be justified given that
most of the revenues will
still end up on the sports
side of the ledger."
Indeed, the common
refrain among many suc-
cessful football programs
is that they are self-sustain-
ing. In fact, all but three of
the bowl-bound programs
reported operating at even
or in the black.
In most cases, that allows

the football programs --
most commonly the biggest
money makers in athletic
programs to support all
the other sports, which in
many cases operate at a
In cases where there's
more money left over,
some of that is often given
to the university, which can
use it wherever the need is
The Texas athletic pro-
gram boasts that it sends
back an average of around
$1.5 million a year to the
school. Its football program
netted a whopping $68 mil-
lion in the 12-month period
ending Aug. 31.
At Florida, football spent
$24.4 million and brought
in $68.7 million for a net
profit of $44.2 million.
The program will give $6
million to the university in
the 2010-11 fiscal year to
bring the total to $61.1 mil-
lion since 1990.
"At this place, your main
revenue source is football,
so you're going to spend
money necessary to sus-
tain a successful football
program," Florida athletic
director Jeremy Foley said.
"If we go from playing in
front of 90,000 people to
playing in front of 60,000
people, you're talking
about cutting sports, schol-
arships, personnel, and
nobody wants to see that
But Foley said the ben-
efits of a successful sports
program 'go beyond mere-
ly money. Sports help
spread the word about
the University of Florida,
which has grown in stature
nationwide over the past
two decades a time-
frame that coincides with
the arrival of Steve Spurrier
as coach and the rise of a
once-troubled football pro-
gram. (Not coincidentally,
it's also when the athletic
program started giving
money to the school.)
"Athletics is a big win-
dow," Foley said. "It pro,
vides a look into the institu-
tion. If someone's viewing
the University of Florida
and looking at a great ath-
letic program, it enhances
the way people view the
institution and that's all

Continued From Page 1B

the visitor's dugout and
was flagged 15 yards for
unsportsmanlike conduct,
which pushed the 2-point
conversion, attempt back to
the 17-yard line.
Carson Coffman over-
threw Aubrey Quarles in
the end zone, and when
Kansas State (7-6) couldn't
come up with the onside
kick, Syracuse (8-5) only
had to take a knee to win a
bowl game for the first time
since 2001.
Daniel Thomas ran
for three touchdowns for
Kansas State, which was
making its first bowl appear-
ance since 2006.
In a bowl season filled
with blowouts so far, the
first bowl game in New
York in 48 years turned out
to be a hit.
The teams traded big
plays right from the start
- Thomas went 51 yards
for a score on the sec-

Continued From Page 1B
only on how they practice
and fit into the game plan.
The other players are tail-
back Dan Herron, offensive
tackle Mike Adams, receiv-
er DeVier Posey and defen-
sive end Solomon Thomas.
Tressel said he had
instructed the players not
to speak about the NCAA
"issue" during Sugar Bowl
week because of their
pending appeal of the
The players all sold items
to or traded autographs for
tattoos with the owner of a
Columbus tattoo parlor.
The NCAA does not per-
mit athletes to get deals or
freebies because they are


ond play from scrimmage
- and scored touchdowns
on the first five second-half
Kansas State coach Bill
Snyder, sensing field goals
would not be enough, called
for a fake with about five
minutes left in the fourth
from the 10, but Syracuse
stacked up Ryan Doerr on
the run.
Carter, who scored two
second-half touchdowns,
broke free for a 60-yard run
on the next play. It set up
Ross Krautman's 40-yard
field goal with 3:08 left that
made it 36-28.
Too much time.
Coffman, who played
brilliantly in his last college
game, led the Wildcats into
Syracuse territory and con-
nected with Hilburn near
the sideline about 10 yards
down field.
After winning a footrace
to the end zone, he dropped

Unscramble these four Jumbles,
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to form four ordinary words. -


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the ball, did a quick salute
and turned to celebrate
with his teammates.
The flags came flying and
the 2-point attempt turned
into a desperation play.
Coffman finished 17 for
23 for 228 yards and two
touchdowns. Thomas was
held to 90 yards on 22 car-
ries by a defense that was
geared to stopping him.
Ryan Nassib passed for
239 yards and hooked up
with Sales on touchdowns
of 52, 36 and 44 yards.
It was Big East against
the Big 12 in the first bowl
game in New York since
the Gotham Bowl matched
Nebraska and Miami at the
original Yankee Stadium in
1962. The weather was pret-
ty much as expected: cold. .
But temperatures in the
30s were more than tolera-
ble for the crowd of 38,274.
More than 44,000 tickets
were sold, the Yankees said.
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24 Youth
25 Way up there
27 Quilt stuffing
31 Lime cooler
32 Mme.'s daughter
33 Comply
34 Fervency
36 Hold up well
38 Cuttlefish
39 Contemporary
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41 Metal loop
42 Tumble the
44 Snowy-white
46 Mountain range
49 Cornstarch
50 By this time
52 Kind of beaver
56 Corporate exec
57 Mil. rank
58 Elizabethan
59 Mind-reading
60 Crumpet com-
61 Pipe handle


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24 Loaf
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28 Tolerate
29 Doctrine
30 Little kid
35 Flowerpot
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Critics, meanwhile,
respond that big-time col-
lege football programs
wouldn't have anywhere
near the drawing power
- and would be little more
than money-losing minor-
league teams without
the name recognition and
fan base the universities
and their alumni provide.
Not surprisingly, teams
from the automatic-bid
BCS conferences spend the
most on football, with the
Southeastern Conference,
which has the best TV deal,
leading the way. Six of the
10 highest overall spenders
on the list were from the
Presumably, football pro-
grams around the country
should have roughly the
same list of expenses: 85
scholarships, weight rooms
and training tables, travel
budgets and coaches' sala-
ries. The gap between the
most expensive and least
was a big one, however
- more than $25 million
- and there's no doubt
you will see a difference
between the weight rooms
at Troy and those at Ohio
"If you need a nice weight
room to attract a top athlete,
you're going to do that, but
you need that weight room
to help that athlete get bet-
ter, too," Foley said. "If you
have to spend money to pay
a coach like Urban Meyer,
you're going to do that, too.
You've got to spend money
to make money. It doesn't.
just happen."
Oregon professor
Nathan Tublitz, the former
co-chair at Coalition on
Intercollegiate Athletics,
said the calculation he
favors divides the amount
spent on any given sport
by the number of players in
that sport.
At Oregon, he lumped
them all together and
found the athletic program
has a $75 million annual
budget and 500 scholarship
students, for an average of
about $150,000 per athlete
per year.
Meantime, the average
cost of education for an in-
state student runs about
$20,000 per year.

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Teen's grieving sister claims

school failed to stop bullying

lost my 15-year-old sister
to bullying and the school
here is not doing anything
about it. There have been
a number of suicides due
to this behavior. I want
schools to realize they
need to take action before
someone else gets hurt.
Bullying isn't a harm-
less prank and it should
be taken seriously. I have
heard of a bullying law in
some schools, but it needs
to be in ALL schools. I
should not have to bury
my sister at such a young
Abby, can you please get
a message out to schools
and their students about
bullying? Thank you. -
Please accept my deepest
sympathy not only for the
untimely loss of your sis-
ter, but also the tragic cir-
cumstances surrounding
her death. Although bully-
ing is something that has
gone on for generations,
in recent years school
boards have only begun to
realize what a serious and
pervasive problem it truly

Abigail Van Buren
is and have instituted zero
tolerance policies.
In many schools where
student suicides have oc-
curred, the administra-
tion has provided grief
counseling and programs
to sensitize students and
faculty in order to prevent
it from happening. If that
isn't being done in your
community, the parents
should be very worried.
DEAR ABBY: What do
you say to a person who
never stops talking? A
friend does it, and I don't
want to hurt her feelings.
It has reached the point
where I avoid her because
her nonstop babbling ir-
ritates me. I have made
clear to her I don't use my
phone much and prefer e-
mail, but it hasn't stopped
her from calling anyway
- sometimes late at night.
I let the machine pick up,
but my sleep is still inter-
rupted and, once again, I

am irritated.
Abby, this woman has a
heart of gold. She is gener-
ous and sweet, but her in-
cessant chatter diminishes
any good feelings I have
for her. Even when we're
eating in a restaurant, she
never stops to come up
for air. How can I politely
let her know her never-
ending blather is getting
on my nerves? CANT
WORD IN: Your friend is
a compulsive, talker. She
may do it out of insecurity,
or because the sound of
silence makes her uncom-
fortable. .She may do it
because she thinks she's
entertaining. But hogging
the conversation is rude.
And calling someone in
the late evening, after be-
ing told that the person
does not want calls after a
certain hour, is also rude.
Much as you might like to,
I doubt anything you say
politely will change her.
So accept her, warts and
all, or move on.

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







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ARIES (March 21-
April 19): A partnership
appears to be limiting. You
must resolve any personal
or professional issues you
have with the people you
deal with in order to ad-
vance in the new year. A
change in your living ar-
rangements and financial
future looks positive. ***
TAURUS (April 20-
May 20): Say what you
need to say but be prepared
for an immediate reaction,
especially if it involves
money. Love and relation-
ships will be enhanced. Do
something special for the
one you love. ***
GEMINI (May 21-
June 20): A false sense of
security may develop if you
take what a big-talker has
to say or offer you. Keep
things in perspective. Bring
in the new year with mod-
eration and an awareness of
the reforms you must make
in 2011. ***
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): Enjoy socializing
but don't give up one set of
circumstances for another.
Look carefully at what and
with whom you are dealing
before you make a life-al-
tering decision. A change
of heart can cement a rela-
tionship. *****
LEO (July 23-Aug.
22): Protect your home

Eugenia Last

and your assets. You will
see people in a different
way if you explore condi-
tions that are quite differ-
ent from your normal set-
ting. Keep your eyes open
and your mind alert. **
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Don't let emotions get
in the way. Moderation is
key. A positive change in
the way you see situations
and people will enhance
your relationship with
someone special. **
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): You may feel bogged
- down with responsibility but
that is no reason to mope.
If you cannot venture out,
invite others to join you at
home. Don't begin the year
with false hope or lies. Get
what's important to you out
in the open. ***
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-
Nov. 21): Bring the past
into the future and you
will discover that you have
more to offer. A change in
location or a new set of cir-
cumstances will alter your
life and help you to jump
start something you should
have done a long time ago.
Opportunity knocks. ***
22-Dec. 21): Intoxicated
people will be a problem. A
personal dilemma will de-

velop if you are flirtatious
or overindulgent. A secret
revealed is likely to force
you to face emotional is-
sues you've been avoid-
ing. ***
22-Jan. 19): You must
mix the old with the new
this New Year's Eve. A
wide variety of people,
both young and old, will
give you a greater sense of
what you can do, making
the upcoming year more
successful and rewarding.
Love is in a high cycle.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Set a course
that will make the most
of the year to come. The
realization that you are
the one controlling your
future will help you deter-
mine what is required. A
sudden change, a revela-
tion, 'a new friend or lover
will start 2011 off on the
right foot. **
PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20): Avoid over-
indulgence. You have so
much going for you that it
would be a shame to ruin
your chance to achieve
the goals most important
to you. Love can lead to a
commitment and a long-
term partnership as well
as a prosperous future.


by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: J equals B
PREVIOUS SOLUTION: "To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit,
every problem looks like a nail." Abraham H. Maslow
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Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranch
PO Box 2000
Boys Ranch, FL 32064
Fax: (386) 842-2429

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

420 Wanted to Buy
We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-961-1961.
Scrap Lead Acid Batteries. Pay-
ing $8.00ea & up. (Excludes lawn
mower batteries.) Minimum pick-
up 20 batteries. Art 352-262-6202
EPA# FLR000134601
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.

440 Miscellaneous

4 TICKETS (together)
to the Florida/Penn State
Outback Bowl.

Tow Behind Grill/Smoker. Com-
mercial built, nice shape. $1250.
obo. 386-249-3104 or 719-4802
Great for your New Years Bash!!!

120 Employment

Doctor's office is looking for a
full time Office Assistant/Front
Desk Clerk. Please fax resume
to 386-755-1744 or call
386-755-1703 ask for Margaret

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,

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

240 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
$175. Runs Good, Male
386-249-3104 or
10 weeks old.
$250. Paper trained.
386-438-3885 .
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
certificate from a licensed
veterinarian documenting they
have mandatory shots and are
free from intestinal and external
parasites. Many species of wild-
life must be licensed by Florida
Fish and Wildlife. If you are
unsure, contact the local
office for information.

330 Livestock &
Pigs for sale
9 weeks old
$50 each

361 Farm Equipment

country acre 8 mi to VA, off Lk
Jeff Rd. $500 mo + dep. No dogs.
Deck, w/d hookups 386.961.9181

520 Boats for Sale
Bass Tender Boat
$500 Call for details

630 Mobile Homes
630 for Rent

2/2 S/W beautiful, clean freshly
painted, near college, 1 acre,
.big front porch $650 mo, avail 1/1
386-697-1013 or 386-697-1900
2/2, S/W, 1 acre secluded lot
Bascom Norris Bypass, $500 dep,
$500 mo, possible owner finance
386-623-2203 or 386-623-5410
3br/2ba newly renovated MH on
1/2 ac. private property. Close to
college $700.mo. 1st. mo.+ Sec.
dep. Ref's. No Pets. Non smoking
environment 386-755-3288
DWMH, $850 mo plus $300 sec.
Spacious 4/2, on 5 ac, south of LC,
clean, quiet, great area, shed, 3
386-462-1138, No Cats/Pitbulls
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, Lake City & Ft.
White Contact 386-623-2465
or 386-292-0114
Nice clean 2&3 bdrm, Five Points,
NO PETS, also 3 bd on the
Westside, 1 mo rent & dep

Very clean & well maintained 2/2
units in nice park. $599.mo
w/$500. dep. Rent incl water,
sewer, trash p/u. Close to town
386-984-8448 or 623-7547
Very Clean 2 BR/1 BA, in the
country, Branford area, $450 mo.,
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833

64 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
$200. MONTHLY. Remodeled
SW. 2bd/2ba. Appliances,
delivered & blocked. Owner
finance available w/$3000 down.
Call Gary Hamilton 386-758-9824
Palm Harbor Homes
has closed 2 model centers
Save up to 60K on select models
Call 800-622-2832

Factory direct Jaconsen outlet
ndw open to the public 3/2 start-
ing at 39,900 complete.
m for complete website specials
or 352-872-5566
For the best deal in Florida!

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

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

Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
$Holiday tash $
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 gantges.
Call 386-454-1469
or visit our website:

2/1 w/garage,
east side of town,
1st, last & sec
on McFarlane Ave. W/D hookup
Rent $625. per month.
Call 386-'867-1212 for details.
A Landlord You Can Love!
2 brApts $550. & up + sac. Great
area. CH/A washer/dryer hookups.
Brick Duplex 2/1 off Baya. CH/A,
Carport, Carpete,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 & bckgrnd 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
The Lakes Apts. Studios & IBr's
from $135/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Updated apartments w/tile floors
& fresh paint. Excellent location.
From $425 + sec.
Michelle 386-752-9626

940 Trucks
1990 Ford F350 Dually
work truck, white, automatic
$1500 obo
1995 F-150 Ford
Pick Up
Nice truck for $3,900 CASH
97 Chevy Z71 Extended cab. 3
door. Black w/gold trim. Local 2
owner. All service records. $4750.
obo 386-249-3104 / 386-719-4802

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at the paper.

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

.730 Unfurnished
73 Home For Rent
3 & 4 bedroom homes. Newly
renovated. Very nice, in town.
$750 $950 per month plus
deposit. 386-755-2423
3/2 W/D hook up, appliances
included, $200 sec dep,
$650 month. Madison Street
3/2,Brick Home, big back yard,
$900 month + Security Deposit
off of Branford Hwy & CR 242,
3br/2ba Brick. Double Carport
Carpet & tile. CH/A.On small lake
2000 sqft. $950. mo + sec. 386-
752-0118, 623-1698 or 292-4937
Cozy Cottage lbr/lba S. Hwy. 41
$550/mo. + security. Includes all
utilities & satellite TV. Pets OK.

805 Lots for Sale
5 Acres in Lake City, FL,
low down. easy qualifying, and
low monthly payments,
please call 512-663-0065
All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the fair
housing act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
disability, familial status or nation-
-al origin; or any intention to make
such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of chil-
dren under the age of 18. This
newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real es-
tate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby in-
formed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are availa-
ble on an equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination call
HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777,
the toll free
telephone number to the hearing
impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

810 Home for Sale
3BR/2BA 2 story brick. 4.6 ac. in
ground pool. Lg. workshop &
2 wells. $200,000.00 obo
Old Wire Rd. (850)728-0782
FSBO, Completely Remodeled,
3bdr/lbth, fenced, new deck, shop,
new cabinets/appliances,Schools
blks away, $65K 478-391-1592

820 Farms &
20 Acreage
4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road.
Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd
Owner Financing! NO DOWN!
$69,900. $613mo 352-215-1018.
4 Ac.,Ft. White. Well, Septic &
Power. Owner Financing!
NO DOWN! $69,900.
Only $613./mo 352-215-1018.
WE FINANCE! Half to ten acre
lots. Some with w/s/pp
Deas Bullard BKL Properties
386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com

180 East Duval St
Lake City, FLorida 32055

Home Improvements

Carpentry, remodeling, paint,
repairs, additions, Lic. & Ins.
Since 1978 FREE estimates
386-497-3219 or 954-649-1037


other court approved forms-

Pool Maintenance

Pool Leaks/Pool Repairs
Florida Leisure Pool & Spa
CPC 1457279

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

2009 Harley Davidson
XR1200R Mirage
Orange and black. One
owner, garage kept. Like
new, only 52 actual miles.

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