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Airport terminal close to completion

Construction is in the final stages at the new Lake City Gateway Airport terminal. See story below.


School hiring issue resolved

Supt.'s daughter
withdraws from
An issue regarding the
hiring., of Superintendent
Mike Millikin's daugh-

ter Mary Millikin as a
student care attendant at
Richardson Middle School
was formally resolved
at the Columbia County
School Board's regular
meeting Tuesday.
In its consent agenda,
the board unanimously
approved noninstructional
staff reappointments for

the 2011-12 school year
- reappointments the
board tabled at its May 24.
meeting, which included
Mary Millikin's job but
Mary Millikin's name was
no longer on the list On
the list itself, a note from
Mike Millikin said Mary
Millikin's name had been
pulled at her request.

The board did not dis-
cuss the matter during the
meeting. ,
At its May 24 meeting,
board member Glenn
Hunter questioned the
process by which Mary
Millikin was hired, though
he did not refer to her by
name. Mary Millikin's con-
tract had been approved

at the board's May 10
meeting, following an
announcement at a budget
workshop that the board
was cutting fewer than 10
jobs including student
care attendant positions -
for the upcoming school
year in response to a state-
SCHOOL continued on 3A

Old Glory honored

ANTONIA ROBINSON/ Lake City Reporter
Alan Lipa, Jim Celec, Dave Treadaway and Keith Aldridge present flags during a Flag Day ceremony Tuesday morning at the Robert H. Jenkins, Jr.
Veterans' Domiciliary Home of Florida. Resident Elma Decker has organized the annual event for seven years, said Amber Baughman, activities director.

Opening nears for new terminal

The new Lake City Gateway
Airport terminal is in the final
months of construction, according
to officials.
Work on the parking lot area
in front of the terminal still has to
be completed, said Nick Harwell,
assistant airport general manager.
Crews are working on the parking
lot now, laying a lime rock base
before paving begins.
Final work on the terminal con-
tinues as well.

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"They're still putting the final
piece of roof on the terminal itself,"
he said.
Most of the tile work for the floor
will begin after sheet rock is placed
inside the rooms.
The Florida Department of
Transportation and FederalAviation
Administration are providing the
majority of funding for the $2.4 mil-
lion project, Harvell said.
"Obviously the FAA recognizes
the benefit of new terminal being
here in the City of Lake City or they
would not be funding it otherwise,"
he said.

T-Storm Chance

The city is also providing money
for the project
"There are a lot of people that
are stakeholders in this project,"
Harwell said.
The 6,000 square foot single
story facility will be double the size
of the existing terminal, he said. It
will include two conference rooms
which will be open to the community.
Airport administrative offices will be
located in the new terminal as well.
"Ifs a very architecturally mod-
ern design in itself," Harwell said.
"It has a very appealing nature."
A lounge will be available for

Opinion ................ 4A -
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Obituaries .............. 5A
Advice & Comics ......... 4B
Puzzles ................. 2B

pilots to rest or freshen up in before
their next trip, he said. Pilots will
also have planing room to pre-plan
or check flight information.
Ideally the current terminal will
be leased or rented out,, Harwell
Soon it will be a matter of get-
ting furniture inside the rooms
before hosting a grand opening, he
said. A celebration could take place
sometime around the third week of
"We encourage everyone to come
out to the grand opening (when it
occurs), Harwell said.

Building a better

A total of eight incidents have
been reported.

2 more




The seventh and eight
sturgeon strikes of 2011
occurred last weekend
when the leaping fish col-
lided with boaters on the
Suwannee River. No one
was injured in the Saturday
encounter, but on Sunday
a sturgeon struck a local
boater, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission officials said.
The boater, who author-
ities have not identified,
suffered minor injuries in
the incident, according to
information released by
the FWC' Tuesday.
"The subject in the
vessel was struck oii the
hand by the sturgeon,"
said Karen Parker, FWC
public information coordi-
nator. "'the subjects left
STRIKES continued on 3A

Fires spark



The Impassable Bay
fire, burning now for more
than a week, has con-
sumed 8,500 acres in the
Osceola National Forest
on the Baker/Columbia
County line. The blaze was
20 percent contained as of
Tuesday night. The blaze is
one of 310 active wildfires
burning approximately
115,583 acres in Florida and
resulted Monday in Gov.
Rick Scott's declaration of a
statewide emergency.
Kurt Wisner, a mem-
ber of a joint' task force
of U.S. Forest Service and
Florida Division of Forestry
personnel assigned to the
Impassable Bay blaze, said
weather in the area didn't
allow forestry personnel
to perform any prescribed
burns Tuesday.
He said ground equip-
ment has been brought in
to crunch vegetation along
forest service roads which
will enhance future perime-
ter burnouts, and noted that
repair parts for the helicop-
FIRES continued on 3A

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Cage in court for ex's lawsuit

icolas Cage met with a
judge Tuesday to try to
settle a lawsuit filed by
his ex-girlfriend over
money and a house she
claims the Oscar-winner promised
Cage walked past ex-girlfriend
'Christina Fulton on his way into
a conference with Superior Court
Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon, who
,urged attorneys handling the case to
try to reach a settlement before trial.
He and his attorneys were in cham-
'bers for roughly 90 minutes before
Fulton and her lawyers were called
before the judge. The discussions
will last until at least early afternoon.
The judge ruled Tuesday that
Fulton couldn't sue Cage for breach-
ing an oral contract to transfer own-
ership of the Los Angeles house to
the former actress, saying the claim
was barred by a statute of limita-
tions. The issue of ownership of
the house was one of Fulton's main
claims against Cage, although she
is still pursuing negligence claims
against the actor that he and his
former business manager ruined her
finances by obtaining credit in her

mistress breaks silence
Schwarzenegger's former house-
keeper has spoken out about having
a child with the ex-governor, saying
her son Joseph only learned about a
year ago who his father was.
Mildred Baena has kept a low pro-
file since the revelations of her affair
with the former California governor
sparked a tabloid frenzy.
The scandal exploded into public
view after Schwarzenegger and wife
Mafia Shriver announced in May

Nicolas Cage and his ex-girlfriend, Christina Fulton, are meeting with a judge at a
Los Angeles courthouse Tuesday to try to settle a lawsuit Fulton by over money
and a house she claims the actor.promised her.

that they were splitting up after
25 years of marriage. Then came
an admission by the former two-
term governor a week later that he
fathered a child with a member of
the household staff. Baena report-
edly worked for Schwarzenegger
and Shriver for 20.years.
In an interview published Tuesday
by Hello! magazine, Baena said
that when her now 13-year-old son,
Joseph, learned who his father was
his response was simply: "Cool!"

Hefner says Playmate
called off wedding
CHICAGO Playboy magazine ,
founder Hugh Hefner says his fian-
cee has called off their wedding.
The 85-year-old Hefner says in a
Tuesday message ,n Chicago-based
Playboy's official Twitter feed that
24-year-old Crystal Harris has "had a
change of heart."

. Associated Press

Celebrity Birthdays

* Singer-actor Johnny Hal-
lyday is 68.
* Singer Russell Hitchcock
of Air Supply is 62.
* Singer Steve Walsh of
Kansas is 60.
* Country singer Terri Gibbs
is 57.
M Actor Jim Belushi is 57.
* Actress Julie Hagerty is 56.
* Actress Helen Hunt is 48.
* Actress Courteney Cox is

* Rapper-actor Ice Cube is
* Actress Leah Remini is 41.
* Actor Neil Patrick Harris
is 38.
* Actress Elizabeth Reaser
is 36.
* Singer Dryden Mitchell of
Alien Ant Farm is 35.
* Actor Denzel Whitaker is

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Forensics expert
takps stand
-sic expert said Tuesday
.that heart-shapedstick-
ers were found in Casey
'Anthony's bedroom but
didn't testify whether the
items were linked to a
,similar outline observed
!on duct tape on the body
of the Florida woman's
.slain 2-year-old daughter.
, Even so, the stickers
"shown at the 25-year-
old's murder trial over
jthe objection of defense
'lawyers were powerful
'images just before the
,prosecution wraps up its
case. Prosecutors plan
to rest Wednesday after
'some last-minute house-
keeping items.
The defense is expect-
ed to call its first witness
Thursday, assuming a
.standard motion it plans
-to file asking for the
judge to throw out the
case is denied.'
The prosecution
,detailed during several
weeks of testimony in the
,trial, which has gained
national attention, a
'largely circumstantial
case. Prosecutors have
said the girl was mur-
dered and speculated she
was suffocated, though a
medical examiner testi-
fied the means by which
the death occurred were

Missing woman's
boyfriend a
Police in St. Petersburg
are now calling the boy-
friend of a missing po-
lice cadet a suspect in her
Kelly Rothwell of Indian
Rocks Beach was last
seen by a friend on
March 12 when she said

Elizabeth Fontaine, a latent print expert for the FBI, testi-
fies during the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County
Courthouse on Monday in Orlando. 'She is holding an evidence
envelope that contains duct tape found at the crime scene.

she was going to break
up her boyfriend, David
Perry. The 47-year-old
Perry then left for Elmira,
NY, the next day, and he
and family members have
repeatedly refused'to talk
to investigators about the
On Tuesday police
named Perry a suspect in
Rothwell's disappearance,
citing his "bizarre behav-
ior and lack of coop-
eration." They said Perry
began a new relationship
with another woman
shortly after Rothwell dis-
Perry was arrested in
May on unrelated charg-
es of grand larceny and
insurance fraud.

attack patients
VENICE- Patients
arriving at an emergency
care clinic in Venice are
taking cover to avoid

attacks from nesting
Gulf Coast Medical
Group Urgent Care
manager Kathy Carbone
calls them "mean birds."
She was recently pecked
by the mockingbird
after she went outside to
investigate patient com-
Workers found the
nest late last week after
a patient says he was
attacked by the bird. His
shirt had a hole near the
shoulder, but he was not
Officials from.the
Wildlife Center of Venice
used yellow caution tape
to block off an area near
.he tree until the birds
leave. They say it takes
about two weeks for eggs
to hatch and two more
weeks for the baby birds
to fly away.
The mockingbird is
Florida's state bird.

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Page Editor: Todd Taylor, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011

Wildland fire education

team called in to

promote prevention


A Florida Interagency
Wildland Fire Prevention
Team has been sum-
moned to the area
because of increased
wildfire activity.
According to reports
from the Florida Division
of Forestry Suwannee
Forestry Center, there
has been increased wild-
fire activity in Baker,
Columbia, Suwannee,
Hamilton, Bradford and
Union counties and U.S.
Forest Service arid Florida
Division of Forestry man-
agers are concerned
weather conditions may
not improve until July.
"We've come down here
on invitation between the
state 'and national forestry
agencies, and we are com-
ing out to spread infor-
mation to people about
fire prevention because
it's key at this time," said
Linda Gainous, public
information officer with
the Florida Interagency
Wildland Fire Prevention
Education Team. "We want
residents and visitors to
be aware of how high the
current wildfire danger is
and to help show them
steps they can take to help

prevent wildfire around
their homes."
From January through
May, the Suwannee
Forestry Center has
responded to 291 wildfires
in its six-county region,
a number that exceeds
annual totals in seven of
the last 10 years.
In response, a Florida
Interagency Wildland
Fire Prevention Team
has been requested by
the U.S. Forest Service
on the Osceola National
Forest in cooperation with
the Florida Division of
Forestry. The team, which
is composed of five mem-
bers, currently is based
in Lake City and will be
blanketing the imme-
diate area with posters,
handouts and information
to help spread the Fire
Prevention Message.
"Prevention is the key,"
said James Hart, the
Prevention Team Leader
in a prepared statement.
"We're asking residents
and visitors alike to exer-
cise extreme caution
when using anything that
involves fire or high heat.
. This includes grills, ATVs,
lawnmowers and other
lawn equipment."
The team plans to be
in the area at least two

Gainous said they plan
to provide the educational
information at camps, in all
the communities around
this area in Baker and
Columbia counties around
the national forests, and
at any festivals or at any
event where they may be
called t6 speak.
"The situation across
the state, especially in this
area, is extremely high.
It's dangerous right now,"
she said. "We just want to
raise the awareness right
now. One little spark can
poof-up into a fire. There
is just a lot of danger right
now and we just want to
heighten the awareness.
We just want to impress
the awareness right now
of how important it is to
not start any kind of fire."
Residents are asked
to avoid open burning if
possible and obey burn
bans where they have
been declared. Currently,
Baker, Bradford and
Union Counties have
burn bans in place, and
the U.S. Forest Service
has issued a temporary
ban on campfires on the
Osceola National Forest.
Additionally, please
contact the Suwannee
Forestry Center at (386)
758-5700 if you see smoke
after a thunderstorm.

STRIKES: 7th, 8th incidents reported

Continued From Page 1A

the area to see whether
they could locate an FWC
officer. However the dead
sturgeon was left on the
The incident occurred
Sunday near the Branford
boatramp atlvey Memorial
Parker said authorities
were notified of the stur-
geon encounter around
2:15 p.m. Sunday.
She said the sturgeon
jumped in front of. the
boat and struck one of
the occupants before
landing inside the vessel.
Preliminary reports indi-
cate only one person was
"Apparently what hap-
pened was when it*jumped
in the boat, he hit harder
than expected and killed
himself," Parker said of
the sturgeon, which she
described as being about
four feet long and weigh-
ing approximately 75
The dock owner noti-
fied FWC about the dead
"He wasn't quite sure
what to do with it," Parker
said, noting an FWC offi-
cer was sent to the dock
to collect the sturgeon
Another sturgeon strike
was reported Saturday
afternoon in the Fanning
Springs area when a stur-
geon jumped and struck a
boat causing several hun-
dreds of dollars in dam-

Sturgeon strikes on the Suwannee, 2011

.. April 27 --The first sturgeon strike was near the
U.S. Highway 19 bridge in Gilchrist County;
May 14-- The second sturgeon strike, two miles
'north of Turner Point Landing near Old Town;
May 16 Third sturgeon strike near the
Hatchbend area, south of Branford:
May 23 Fourth sturgeon strike near Fanning
-* May ?9 Fifth sturgeon strike occurred near
Fanning Springs;
June 10 Sixth sturgeon strike occurred near
Fanning Springs;
a June 11 Seventh sturgeon strike occurred near
Fanning Springs; and
June 12 Eighth strike occurred near Branford.

Source: Florida Fish and Fresh Water Conservation
,Commission. ,

'"The sturgeon jumped
into a gentleman's boat
when he came up to the,
docks at Fanning Springs,"
Parker said. '"The boater
saw one of our investiga-
tor's trucks out there and
the investigator went out
to the boat to make sure
the gentleman was OK,
and got the fish out of
the boat and back into the
No one was injured in
the incident, but Parker
said the sturgeon caused
$400-$500 worth of dam-
age to the vessel. .
"It tore up the console
of the boat and ripped up
the railings on the outside
of the boat," she said.
The encounter took
place around 6 p.m.

The sturgeon was esti-
mated to be around 5.5
feet long, weighing around
100 pounds.
FWC officials are urg-
ing boaters and personal
water craft operators to
take precautions as they
operate vessels on .the
Suwannee River.
"We don't want to scare
anybody off the river by
any stretch of the imagi-
nation, however we need
people to. be aware these
fish are out there and
they are jumping," Parker
said. 'The best thing to
do is go slow, always wear
your life jacket and when
you see the fish jumping,
bring passengers off the
bow of the boat."

Columbia County's Most Wanted

'~ ( N

John Christopher
DOB: 1/28/72
HEIGHT: 5' 5"
WEIGHT: 200 lbs.
HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown
of Controlled Substance

Jason Ray
DOB: 3/13/72
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 170 lbs.
HAIR: Gray
EYES: Brown
WANTED FOR: Domestic Battery
By Strangulation

The likeness of suspects is supplied by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Warrants Division and/or other law enforcement agencies.
The cases are active at the time of publication unless otherwise noted. Crime Stoppers of Columbia County, Inc., and their volunteers
are jointly and individually exempt from any and all liability which might arise as a result of the publication of public records.

CALL (386) 754-7099 OR
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SCHOOL: Hiring issue resolved
Continued From Page 1A

imposed $8 million deficit.
Also at the May 24
meeting, Mike Millikin
said his daughter was
hired to fill the position
until the end, of the year
and proposed pulling his
daughter's name from
the noninstructional
reappointment list for
the upcoming year. After
Tuesday's meeting, he
said his daughter sent a
letter to district person-
nel requesting her name
be removed.
"She really wants to
pursue other things next
year," Mike Millikin said.
"She said, 'I'd just rather
not be on the list,' ,so she
sent a letter to person-
"The original appoint-
ment was to fill out some-
body that was actually in
that position that left and
they needed somebody in
the classroom to finish the
year," Mike Millikin said.
"Nobody from another

school could necessarily
come, because they were
serving other children."
Hunter said he didn't
discuss the matter in
the meeting because the
name had been removed.
"The fact that obviously
the superintendent rec-
ognized that something
wasn't right that he pulled
her name from the list, so
that's why I didn't even
bring it up, because the
name wasn't there and that
was his choice to do that,"
Hunter said. "The board
didn't ask him to do that, he
did that obviously because
he felt like that something
was inappropriate, so he
took that action."
Mike Millikin also
noted that letters will be
sent to both teachers and
noninstructional staff
who were not rehired
for the upcoming year
encouraging them to
apply for open positions.
A list will be compiled of

those interested, which
will be distributed to all
department heads and
principals, he said.

In other action:
The board unani-
mously approved a pur-
chase agreement worth
$72,000 for property more
than three-fourths of an
acre in size on State Road
47 immediately adjacent
to the main entrance of
Fort White Elementary
School, land that will be
used primarily for addi-
tional parking, but with
no immediate plans to
develop it.
The renewal of
School Board Attorney
Guy Norris' contract was
unanimously approved
for two more years. The
contract's' base rate is
$3,811 per month and
the additional services'
hourly rate is $170, a rate
that will increase to $180
effective July 1, 2012.

FIRES: Scott declares emergency

Continued From Page 1A

ter which made an emer--
gency landing on Sunday
have to be shipped in.
"When the parts arrive,
repairs will be made on
scene," he said.
Firefighters were
scheduled to continue
mopping-up burned
areas and monitoring
and improving control
lines on Tuesday.
"It will take several
days of steady, drench-
ing rains to relieve the
current fire risk in our
area and throughout
the state," Wisner said.
"In response, Gov. Scott
has declared a State
of Emergency for the
entire State of Florida to
ensure necessary sup-
port and command and
control are in position.
to respond to the fire
Shayne Morgan,
Columbia County
Emerge n c y
Management Director,
said plans are in place
should conditions dete-
"At this point it means
that if the fires were
to worsen in Columbia
County, we could
enact our Emergency
'plan in support of the
firefighting effort,"
Morgan said.
'The plan encom-
passes activating the
Emergency Operation
Center and requesting
through the state addi-
tional resources that
could be used to help
combat the fire" he

Morgan said if the fires
got any worse emergen-
cy management officials
would be able to bring the
board of county commis-

sioners together and enact
a local state of emergency
for the county.
The declaration of
emergency will expire in
60 days.

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drinks can

pack too

much of

a punch

Energy drinks are the
new life convenience
that many people
build their day around.
Some people can't
function without these liquid
boosters that come in many sizes
and flavors.
Maybe its a fad, but its a fad
that is smartly sized and packaged
to get attention and customers
- in several demographics. With
vitamins, minerals and a hefty
shot of caffeine, on the label at
least, these drinks appear to be as
wholesome as a hearty breakfast
They are the bowl of fortified
cereal, the glass of juice and the
strong cup of coffee all stirred
with fruit flavor and carbonation
into an 8 ounce can.
It's the new Diet Coke in the
morning or the double espresso.
Many can't get their day started
without the pick-me-up.
The drinks are packed with
enough energy boosters to some-
times cause a senseof euphoria,
which often leads to misuse. At
an alarming rate, people are using
these energy drinks to mix them
with alcohol to enhance the sensa-
tion, even though the science of
both products is designed to move
the consumer's heart rate in oppo-
site directions.
Statistics show that teens are
'misusing the combination in
alarming fashion. The energy
drink hypes people up and they
drink too much alcohol because
they eliminate the body's normal
safeguard mechanism of pass-
ing out Some cases have led to
alcohol poisoning students
so wide awake they drink them-
selves to death.
All of this consumption of
energy hype and alcohol depres-
sant is done in the name of feel-
ing good. While it may seem
trite, its another serious problem
that we all must be aware of
and watch for as the children
and grandchildren in our lives
become experimenting teenag-
ers. Educate the youth on which
you have influence because as
long as there is a market for
these energy drinks, companies
will continue to manufacture
and sell them. Don't let misuse
of these over-the-counter bever-
ages be the cause of tragedy.

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Prepare yourself and

your time will come

By Mike Rothenberger
Special to the Reporter
We have all heard
the story of
the lad who
was born in
Kentucky two
centuries back. He spent his
youth in poverty. When he was
about seven years of age his
family moved to Indiana where,
for the first year, they lived in a
three sided shed.
A buffalo skin was hung
across the open side to keep out
the sleet and snow. His formal
education amounted to a total
of about one year. He learned
to write, using an old wooden
shovel for a slate and a charred
twig served as his chalk.
One day he bought a barrel
of junk for fifty cents. As he
browsed through the barrel he
found a couple of old law books.
Even though his education was
limited, he began to read and to
study law.-He became intensely
In the evening he read by the.
light of the crackling flames in
the fireplace, and in the early
morning hours he read by the
light that shone through the
cracks between the logs of his
modest cabin. He made a stead-
fast resolution. He said, "I will
prepare myself and some day
my time will come."
It is said that he often walked
as far as fifty miniles to get his
hands on.a book that he hadn't

read. He didn't have the public
library downtown, on the cor-
ner, as we have today. But an
avid reader, his resolution domi-
nated his mind, "I will prepare
myself and some day my time
will come."
When he was in his early twen-
ties he moved to New Salem,
Ill., where he worked in the post
office and in a general store. But
he never lost sight of his goal.
He persistently kept on preparing
himself and histime did come:
He became the 16th President
of the United States. Because
of his keen insight, his profound
character and his compassion for
humanity, he endeared himself to
the hearts of countless thousands
of people throughout the world.
His remains now rest in a mag-
nificent tomb, in a beautiful ceme-
tery, in Springfield, Ill. Hundreds
of people from around the world
go there to visit the place each ,
year. His name will always appear
high on the list of the immortals
and, of course, we know that his
name was Abraham Lincoln.
This story of success against
great odds should be an eternal
source of inspiration to each of
us. Perhaps we don't aspire to be
President, but most of us would
really like to make more of our
lives than we have. The oppor-
tunity for success is far greater
now than it was in his day. But it
requires something of us. Do we
have the desire? Do we possess
the tenacity to prepare ourselves,

to search out and discover some
of our hidden talents and poten-
tial abilities, to develop them to
the extent that they will enable
us to achieve? So many of us are
inclined to sit back and wait for
opportunity to knock. But, have
we equipped ourselves to even
recognize the opportunity and
then to make good use of it? It
was Samuel Rayburn, Speaker
of the House of Representatives
for so many years, who said,
"Readiness for opportunity makes
for success. Opportunity often
comes by accident but readiness
never does."
He was so right Readiness is
something that each of us must
bring about for ourselves through
self-preparation, through the
development of at least a part
of the hidden potential that lies
within us.
When we fully comprehend
this profound truth, when we
realize that self-preparation
is prerequisite to successful
accomplishment, then we too
may be motivated to firmly
resolve, as did the immortal
Lincoln: "I will prepare myself
and some day my time will

* Mike Rothenberger is a
consultant with Dale Carnegie
& Assoc., Inc. For informa-
tion on the upcoming Dale
Carnegie Course in Lake City,
please contact the Chamber of
Commerce at (386) 752-3690.


Libya: Too late to turn back now

The U.S. and NATO
are too deep in the
Libyan operation to
turn back now.
To do so would
leave a murderous dictator
in power and our rebel allies
to face the vengeance of
Moammar Gadhafi's regime.
And a failed mission could well
lead to the collapse of NATO.
If we succeed, we will have
eliminated a government that
over the decades has been
a real threat to the United
States. Success will give the
Europeans, especially the
British and French, confi-
dence that they can undertake
military operations without
the U.S. in a leadership role.
It might also convince the
Europeans to spend enough
to maintain effective armed
However, among the NATO
nations and even in the U.S.
Congress there is grumbling
about the cost and duration

of the mission. Britain and
France say that if the opera-
tion lasts beyond September,
and certainly by the end of the
year, their finances and mili-
tary resources will be severely
The House last week demand-
ed that President Barack
Obama provide a "compelling
rationale" for the Libyan mis-
sion. After first appearing to
brush off the request, the White
House now says it will comply.
And House Speaker John
Boehner, R-Ohio, sent Obama
a letter criticizing him for
ignoring the war-powers law
that requires a president, in
a military operation lasting
longer than 90 days, to get
Congress' approval to con-
tinue. U.S. participation in the
air campaign to protect civil-
ians and support the rebels
will reach the 90-day mark on
Within two weeks, President
Nicolas Sarkozy will face a

similar deadline in France.
The ground war in Libya
grinds on, with the rebels
poised to take a town only
85 miles west of the capital,
Tripoli. Things are faring bet-
ter on the diplomatic front.
Germany and Canada became
the latest nations to recog-
nize the National Transitional
Council, the rebels' umbrella
organization, as the legitimate
representative of the Libyan
Germany, which is not par-
ticipating in the air war, said it
will consider providing troops
to protect postwar relief and
reconstruction efforts.
The allies should persevere
in their support of the reb-
els. Anyone wavering should
remember that Gadhafi's intel-
ligence service blew up a Pan
Am airliner over Lockerbie,
Scotland, in 1988, killing 270
innocent people.
* Scripps Howard News Service.


Why I


shirks its



Defense Secretary ,
Robert Gates is
unhappy with our
European allies,
and he went to
Brussels last week to let them iL
know it NATO, he complained, I
is divided between countries ')
"willing and able to pay the price(
and bear the burden of alliance D
commitments" and those who d
"enjoy the benefits of NATO fI
membership" but "don't want tol
share the risks and the costs." i
This is not a new problem. -
But it's having serious conse- A
quences in Ilbya. '
Countries like France and l
Italy took the lead in demand- Pt
ing military action against
Moammar Gadhafi, while
President Barack Obama had toj
be persuaded. As the campaign
drags on, though, the U.S. is
being forced into a bigger role '
than it had in mind. Gates says i
that though every NATO coun- 9
try voted for the mission, most q
have not done a thing to help it si
-succeed. .
"We have the spectacle of an a
air operations center designed I;
to handle more than 300 sortiesI
a day struggling to launch about,
150," Gates said. "Furthermore, .-
the mightiest military alliance
-in history is only 11 weeks into
an operation against a poorly
armed regime in a sparsely
populated country yet many
allies are beginning to run short
of munitions, requiring the U.S.,"
once more, to make up the dif-
The basic problem is that
most member nations short-
change defense. Of the 28 mem-,
bers, only five spend more than '
2 percent of their gross domes-
tic product on the military. The
U.S. spends 5 percent.
Gates has been harping on
the disparity for years, without
success. But (he explanation
is not that mysterious. Most '"
allies skimp on military outlays
because they know they can
always count on us. The U.S.
government is like a frustrated ^
parent who repeatedly gripes
that a kid doesn't clean her ;
room and not only fails to f
impose penalties but proceeds
to clean it for her.
Libya was a great opportunity
for Washington to rebalance the,
relationship. Since our allies were ,
keener on the intervention and
had more at stake, given their ^
proximity to North African- we
could have stepped back and let
them handle it on their qwn. '
By participating, the Obama
administration put itself on the ,
hook to make up any deficien- ,.
des among its partners. Had r
the president steered clear of
the fight, our allies would have '
asked whether they could mus-
ter the means and will to fulfill
the mission. Had they fallen
short once they went in, they
would have had the useful expe-;
rience of being forced to devise ,
their own solutions.
With this approach, of course,
the U.S. would have incurred
the risk of failure on the part of ,'
NATO. But the long-term ben- '
efits of forcing other countries to,
grow up and shoulder response"
ability would have been an asset;.
in future security crises some
of which may be more vital than
this one.
Instead, Europeans have
found once again that what they,
fail to do, their rich uncle across

the pond will take care of.
Gates and his successors at the
Pentagon can grouse all they
want Like a teenager plugged in
to her iPod, our allies are very
good at tuning out
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Calendar item, contact Antonia
Robinson at 754-0425 or by
e-mail at arobinson@
lakecityreporter., com.

Lanny & Dennie Jones
Columbia County Senior
Services Inc. is hosting
a Lanny & Dennie Jones
performance 11-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday at the LifeStyle
Enrichment Center. Call
(386) 755-0235 for more

Donors wanted
The LifeSouth
Bloodmobile is seek-
ing donors 12-8 p.m.
Wednesday at Pizza Boy
Pizza. All donors receive a
FREE Large Cheese Pizza
and a T-Shirt

Medicaid workshop
A free Medicaid work-
shop is 2 p.m. Thursday at
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 Call Shana
Miller at (386) 755-1977 to
RSVP or for more informa-

Branford Camera
Club meeting
The Branford Camera
Club is meeting 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Branford
Public Library. The
program this month
is presented by Skip
Weigel, a retired portrait
photographer. He will '
discuss "Environmental
Portraiture," the art
of taking natural light
portraits, both inside

and outside. Contact
Carolyn- Hogue, Program
Chair, (386) 935-2044;
Dick Madden, Technical
Consultant, (386) 935-
0296; or Skip Weigel,
Technical Consultant,
(386) 935-1382 for more

Healthy Start meeting
Healthy Start of North
Central Florida Coalition
annual meeting is 2 p.m.
June 16 at WellFlorida
Council in Gainesville.
The public is invited. Call
Heather Hollingsworth at
(352) 313-6500 ext. 119.

Donors wanted
The LifeSouth
Bloodmobile is seeking
donors 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Thursday at Walmart All
donors receive juice, cook-
ies and a recognition item.

Tobacco Treatment
The Third Annual
Tobacco Treatment
Summit is 8 a.m.-4:45
p.m. Friday at Pine Grove
Baptist Church in Trenton
Lunch is provided. Contact
Susie Lloyd at slloyd@srah- or visit www.ahecreg- and select the
Suwannee River region.

WhooWheee to perform
Mike Mullis and
WhooWheee are perform-
ing 8 a.m. Friday at the
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Hall. Restaurant an(
open and serving all you
can eat dinner specials.
Admission is $5 and it can
be used as a meal voucher.
This is a family friendly
event with music, games,

trivia, prizes and more.
Call (386)364-1703 for
more information.

Donors wanted
The LifeSouth
Bloodmobile is seeking
donors 11:30 a.m.-3:30
p.m. at Lake Butler
Hospital and 4:30-8 p.m.
at Lake Butler's Hardee's
June 17. All donors
receive juice, cookies and
a recognition item.

Library hosts belly
dancing show
The Columbia County
Public Library is host-
ing a belly dancing
performance with Shael
Millheim 11 a.m. at Fort
White Community Center
and 2 p.m. at the Main
Branch Friday.

Buttlerfiles are Free
"Butterflies Are. Free"
by Leonard Gershe,
opens at the High
Springs Community
Theater Friday and runs
weekends through July
10. Tickets are available
at The Framery's new
location, 341 So. Marion
* and Knox Streets, 754-
t 2780, and online at high-

Health & Candle sale
A Health & Candle sale
is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
at the Shands Lakeshore
Medical Center Gift Shop.
Fountains; crystals, can-
dles, and free massages
I will be available.

Rockin' in the 50's
Rockin' in the 50's,

benefiting March of
Dimes, is 7 p.m. Saturday
at the American Legion,
located at Hwy. 41 S. DJ
Mike Mullis will provide
the music. There will be
chance drawings, con-
tests with prizes, food
for sale and a cash bar.
Also, smoked chickens
and Boston butts will be
available. Tickets are $10
at Moe's Southwest Grill,
US 90 West, or call Linda
Waldron 755-2753 or
Maureen Lloyd 752-4885
for tickets or to pre-order
chickens or Boston butts.
Come early and see the
antique car display.

'Squares & Stars'
The Second Annual All
White Affair, "Squares
& Stars," is 8 p.m.-1 /
a.m. Saturday at the
Winfield Community
Center. Donations are
$10 in advance and
$15 at the door. The
event is hosted by Gold
Standard Lodge #167 and
Gold Standard Chapter
#48. Contact Leondra
Fleming at (386) 984-
9853, Shontez Strawder
at (254) 317-3980, Chris
Mirra at (386) 623-3611
or Raymond Brady at
(386) 365-2535 for more

FGC featured at
Farmers Market
Florida Gateway College
is the featured organiza-
tion at the Lake DeSoto
Farmers Market 8 a.m.-12
p.m. Saturday. The col-
lege will have exhibits and
activities featuring engi-
neering, science, nutrition
and butterflies, including
making ice cream with
liquid nitrogen! The mar-
ket is located in Wilson

Park, along Lake DeSoto
between the Columbia
County Courthouse
and Shands Lakeshore

UfeSouth seeks
blood donors
The LifeSouth
Bloodmobile is seeking
donors 12-7 p.m. Saturday
at Lake Butler Community,
Spire's Grocery Store.
All donors receive juice,
cookies and a recognition

Donors wanted
The LifeSouth
Bloodmobile is seeking
donors 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Sardis Baptist Church
and 2-5 p.m. at'Spire's
Grocery Store Sunday. All
donors receive juice, cook-
ies and a recognition item.

Employment services
Vocational Rehabilitation
provides services for
eligible people who have
physical or mental impair-
ments that keep them
from working. These ser-
vice can help with medical
treatment, job placement'
and training. Columbia and
Union Counties call (386)

Kindergarten registra-
tion is 7:30 a.m. until 5
p.m. Monday Thursday
at each elementary school.
Children must be 5-years-
old on or before Sept.
1. The following items
are needed to register a
child: Birth Certificate,
Immunization Record,
Record of Physical

Examination, which must
have been completed
within a year before school
begins and a Social
Security Card if available.

Columbia County
Wood Carvers meeting
The Columbia County'
Wood Carvers meet every.
Monday at 1 p.m. at the
LifeStyle Enrichment
Center. Contact Ken Myer.
at 719-9629 or Charles
Kime at 755-4937.

Diabetes class
The next community
'diabetes class is'9:30 a.m.
Monday at the Lake
.Shore Authority Board
Building. The topic is
diabetes prevention and
Ann Milligan, RN, is
the speaker. The build-
ing is located at 259 NE
Franklin Street. Call
Wendy Fisher at 386-
292-7815 for questions.
Classes are free of charge
and no pre-registration is

Relay For Life wrapup
A Columbia County
Relay For Life wrap-
up is 6 p.m. Monday at
McAlister's Deli Sponsors,
participants and teams will
be recognized..

NARFE monthly meeting
The next NARFE meet-
ing is 1 p.m. Tuesday at
the LifeStyle Enrichment
Center, 628 SE Allison Ct.
Nathan Riska, Rep. Ander
Crenshaw district repre-'
sentative, isthe speaker.
Contact Miriam Stanford
at 755-0907.


Mark Elmott Douglas
Mark Elliott Douglas, 57, died
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at
Shands at University of Florida
after an extended illness. He was
a lifelong resident of Columbia
County, born, to the late Phil-
lip C. DouglasIIH and to Mrs;
Cora Virginia Douglas ,He was
a loving husband, father, grand
father whp was the Music Di-
rector at. Lulu Baptist Church,
playing the guitar, fishing and
spending time with his fam-
ily, especially the igrandchil-.
dren. He-is preceded in death
by his father, Phillip C. Douglas
II and brother, 'Dana Douglas.
He is survived by his wife of 26
years, Nancy D. Douglas; sons,
Matthew and Justin Douglqs;
daughters, Dawn (Trammel)
Wasden, Alicia (Kevin) Kil-
patrick, Ashley Peterson. and
Mahdy Douglas all of Lake City,
FL;' brothers, Dennis (Evelyn)
Douglas, Eric Douglas, Zachr.
ary (Cindy) Douglas, Herbert
(Susan) Douglas, Phillip (An-
gie). Douglas HI, Vitgil ,(Bon-
nie) Douglas, Adam (Patricia)
Douglas; 'sisters, Sherry (Del-
bert) Croft, Lisa (Ed) Timmer-
man ,and Myra (Barry) Bunn;
8 grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services, will be con-,
ducted at 12:00 p.m. on Thurs-
day, June 16, 2011 at Lulu Bap-
tist Church with Pastor Jackson
Cannon officiating. Interment
.ill, follow in New Zion Cem-.
etery. Visitation with the family
will be held Wednesday evening
June 15, 2011 from 5:00 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral
South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City,
Florida 32025 (386) 752-1954
is in charge of arrangements.
Please sign our guest book at
www. gatewayforestlawn. corn

Stephen Lonzo Evans
Mr. Stephen Lonzo Evans,
59, of Lake' City, died Sun-
day, June 12, 2011, at his resi-
dence. Mr. Evans was a cashier
/ clerk with S&S Food Stores.
Stephen is survived by his
mother; Mary Edna Evans, his
wife of 30 years, Frances Lee
'Witt Evans, two daughters;
Bobbie Jo Johnson (Matt), Sa-
mantha Lee Evans (Chris), four
grandchildren; Rider Shane
Johnson, Haden Michael John-
son, Katlyn Leeann Johnson,
Mason Christopher Moon, one
brother; Michael Edward Ev-
ans, two-sisters Marianne Mo-
bley (Thomas), and Barbara
Gieger He is predeceased .by
his father, Lonzo Edward Evans.
Memorial services for Mr. Ev-
ans will be conducted at 4:30

PM, Thursday, June 16, 2011,
at Suwannee Valley Care Center
(Haven Hospice) Chapel of Lake
City (6037 US HWY 90' W),
with Rev. Lynwood Walters offi-
ciating. Arrangements are under
the direction of GATEWAY-
HOME, 3596 S. HWY 441,
Lake City. ..(386) .752-1954.
Please sign the guest-book at
www.gatewayforestlawn, comr

Leona Keen Norris
Leona Keen Norris Thompson,
'87, passed away peacefully on
June 13,2011, at Haven Hospice.
in Lake .City, Florida. She was
bornmon July,8, 1923, and was
among eleven children born to
the late James and Wealthy Ann
Thomas Keen
and was raised
in the Deep
Creek. area
of Columbia
County,. She
was a. mem-
ber of Our
Redeemer Lu-, .
theran Church in Lake City, Ff.,
Before moving to Lake City, Fl
in 'September 2004 she and her
husband were long standing res-
idents of Jacksonville, Fl., She
worked at Town .and Country
Beauty Salon in Lake City, Jo-
seph and Charles Beauty Salon
in Jacksonville, and she along
with her-husband managed St.
Johns Apt. Building from 1972
to 1982 in Jacksonville, FL.

in time for
I ___



The Health Center' of Lake
City was her home for over
3 years in which she loved
the activities, staff, and all
the ones that cared for her.
She was a former member of La-
dies of the Niles and Order of the
,Easter Star allofJacksonville, FL:
Among the things she enjoyed
doing was Bingo, Arts & crafts,
shopping, and she loved spend-
ing time: with all' her family,
She was predeceased by her hus-

band Leonard K. Thompson who
passed away October 27th, 2006;
her step-daughter Kerry Thomp-
son Steedly Frith, 2 grandsons,
Patrick and Carroll Norris and
her great grandson Travis Norris.
She is survived by her daughter
Maxine Schwarzbauer of Jack-
sonville, Fl., son Larry Norris
(Joy) of Wellborn, FL., 7 grand-
children, 12 great-grandchildren,
alongwithmanynieces, nephews,
and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs.
Thompson will be conducted
at 11 A.M., Wednesday, June
15, 2011, in the Guerry Funeral
Home Chapel with Pastor Bruce
Alkire officiating and Rev. Hugh
Dampier, a nephew of Mrs.
Thompson, assisting. Interment
will follow at the Chapel Hill
Cemetery in Jacksonville, Flor-
ida at 2:30 P.M., June 15. The
family will receive friends from
9 A.M. to 11 A.M., June 15 at

the funeral home. Arrangements,
are under the direction of the
2659 SW Main Blvd., Lake-
City, FL 32056. (386)752-2414.
Please sign the on-line
family guestbook at,
www.guerryfuneralhomes. ne't

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

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County couple competes for state ag title

From staff reports

Jeff and Kelly Willis have
been named as finalists
for the 2011 Florida Farm
Bureau Young Farmers
and Ranchers Achievement
in Agriculture Award. The
couple maintains a beef
cattle operation outside of
Lake City and helps manage
the family-owned Columbia
County Livestock Market
They also produce grass
seed, hay, peanuts, field corn
and soybeans.
The Achievement Award
is presented to young agri-
culturists who have excelled
in their careers and devel-
oped their leadership skills
both in Farm Bureau and
in their larger communities.
This year's Achievement
Award-winning couple will
receive a full-sized pickup
truck, courtesy of Southern
Farm Bureau Life Insurance
Company and an all-expense-
paid trip to the 2012 American
Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
in Honolulu, Hawaii next
January. There, the couple
will represent Florida in the
national Young Farmer and
Rancher competition.
In his written application

Jeff Willis noted that "we
constantly do cost analysis
and explore different options
to reduce cost and increase
revenue." A sixth-generation
farmer and rancher, Willis
began his career by purchas-
ing a combine to harvest
grass seed and corn while
he was attending junior high
school. Jeff and Kelly have a
16-month-old son, Wyatt. In
1978 Jeff's parents, John and
Beth Willis, served on the
predecessor of Florida Farm
Bureau's state Young Farmer
and Rancher Leadership
Jeff and Kelly are members
of Florida Farm Bureau's
state Young Farmers and
Ranchers Leadership Group.
They have announced plans
to expand the YF&R pro-
gram in Columbia County by
encouraging other younger
farm producers to partici-
pate in it
A team of judges has
already visited the family's
farm as part of the evaluation
process. The Florida state
winners will be announced
during Florida Farm
Bureau's Annual meeting
at the Peabody Hotel in
Orlando in October.

Jeff and Kelly Willis, pictured
here with Jeff's parents, Beth
and John Willis, are finalists
for the 2011 Florida Farm
Bureau Young Farmers and
Ranchers Achievement in
Agriculture Award.

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Section B


Carl Ste-Marie
teaches clinics
Carl Ste-Marie is
offering Junior Golf
Clinics at The Country
Club at Lake City.
Remaining clinic dates
are June 27-July 1, July
11-15, July 25-29 and
Aug. 8-12. Instruction
is 8-11 a.m. Monday
through Friday at a cost
of $65 for club members
and $75 for
non-members. Drinks
and snacks are provided.
Clinics are limited to 24
Registration is at The
Country Club at Lake
City and Brian's Sports.
For details, call Std-Marie
at 752-2266 or 623-2833.

Quail Heights
offering camps
Quail Heights is
offering Junior Summer
Camps for ages 5-16.
Remaining camp dates
are June 27-July 1, July
11-15 and July 25-29.The
five-day camps are
8:30-11:30 a.m. at a cost
of S65. There is a 10
percent discount for
more than one child in a
family or participation in
more than one camp.
For details, call the pro
shop at 752-3339.

Junior tour
.iLouisiana ..- -
e A vrr\head Juor
Golf Tour has a
tournament June 22-23 in
Broussard, La. The
36-hole event for ages
12-18 is ranked by the
National Junior Golf
Scoreboard. Tournament
fee is 8235. Registration
deadline is today.
To enter, call (318)
402-2446 or enter online
Lessons sign-up
open today
.. Youth and adult
swimmirig lessons are
offered at the Columbia
County Aquatic Complex;
Classes meet for two
weeks and six 4aily times
are offered, plus there
are two daily mom and
totc'dasses. The next of
four remaining sessions ,
is Jiine 20-30. Cost is $50
per person.
Registration is at the
pool (755-8195) from
5-7 p.m. today and all day
Thursday and Friday.
No license for
saltwater fishing
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission's second
license-free saltwater
fishing weekend is
Saturday and Sunday.
For details, visit
MyFWC. corn/Fishing.
Jackson camp
in High Springs
Fort White High
football coach Demetric
Jackson is conducting a
football camp for elemen-
tary and middle school
children at First Baptist
Church in High Springs
on June 24-25. Cost of
the camp is $40, with
a $5 discount for each
additional sibling.
For details, call
Jackson at 365-3304.

* From staff reports I

NASCAR announces

third hall of fame class
I I .. ,.

Cale Yarborougih,
DarrellWaltrip get
the call this time.
Associated Press
The wait is over for Cale
Yarborough and Darrell
Waltrip. The champion-
ship-winning drivers with a
bumpy personal connection
are headed to the NASCAR
Hall of Fame.
Yarborough and Waltrip
got in on their third try,
headlining the third five-
member class announced
Tuesday. They're joined by

eight-time series champion
crew chief Dale 'Inman,
nine-time Modified cham-
pion Richie Evans and pio-
neering driver and owner
Glen Wood.
"It's probably the best
class of the three," said
NASCAR chairman Brian
France. "You've got two of
the greatest drivers. You've
got the greatest crew chief.
You have a legendary car
owner, and then you have
Richie Evans, who domi-
nated in Modified racing.
It demonstrates the Hall of
Fame is more than just the
Sprint Cup series."
Yarborough, who led
with 85 percent of the vote


by the 55-person panel, won
83 races and three consecu-
tive titles (1976-78). He won
four Daytona 500s and later
served as car owner until
he left the sport in 1999.
"I feel honored,"
Yarborough said. I'm in a
lot of different motorsports
halls of fame, but to be in
the NASCAR Hall of Fame
with the guys who are
already in and the ones who
will come later means a lot
to me. It's a great group to
be a part of."
Waltrip, who received 82
percent of the vote, won 84
races, tied for third all time,
FAME continued on 3B

Darrell Waltrip (right) congratulates fellow inductee Dale
Inman after Inman was announced to the 2012 class of the
NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday.


The Lake City 8-under 'B' All-Stars Gold Division will play in the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken State Rookie Qualifier this week.
Team members are (front row, from left) Micah Blackwell, Cole Chancey, Ashton Miles, Kyler Kernon, Parker Steele
and John Saucer. Second row (from left)-are Landen Coleman, Ethan Thomas, Colby Strickland, Max Bavar, Bryant Green
and Austin Mclnnis. Back row coaches (from left) are Craig Thomas, manager Andy Miles and Todd Green.

State Rookie Qualifier begins Thursday

Rise of the machine time
returns to Lake City.
The 2011 Lake City
Rookie Qualifier for Babe
Ruth/Cal Ripken 8-under
baseball all-stars begins
Thursday at the Southside
Sports Complex.
The competition to
advance to the state tourna-
ment is divided into "A" and

"B" divisions. There are five
"A" brackets and 21 teams.
The "B" all-stars have six
brackets with 24 teams.
Lake City Purple is the
"A" All-Stars, while Lake
City Gold is the "B" All-
Stars. Fort White's All-Stars
are in the "B" Division.
Other area teams are
Chiefland, Santa Fe,
Bradford, North Central
Florida, Suwannee and
Mayo in the "A" Division.

Area "B" Division teams
include Keystone Heights,
Suwannee Valley, Santa
Fe, Bradford, Suwannee,
Madison, Branford, and
Hamilton County.
Lake City "A" opens play
at 9 a.m. Thursday. The
Purple All-Stars also play
at 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.
Saturday. Lake City "A" is
in the pool with Bradford,
MAA and Santa Fe.
Lake City "B" plays at

1:30 p.m. Thursday, noon
on Friday and 1:30 p.m.
on Saturday. The Gold
All-Stars are in the pool
with Keystone, CC Pal and
Jax Beach 7.
Fort White is in the pool
with Hamilton County,
Atlantic Beach and San
Babe Ruth Baseball State
Commissioner John Lucas
will conduct the coaches
meeting at 7 p.m. today.


at home

for final
Stanley Cup to
be decided in
seventh game.
Associated Press

Columbia Roberto
Luongo and theVancouver
Canucks have staggered
home for the last time
this season, exhausted
'-nd btrdrffi ftefr one
, last Boston beatdown. '
Although they've lost
three of their last four
games to the surging
Bruins at the close of a
contentious two-week
Stanley Cup finals, the
Canucks.are ready to reap
their reward for grind'
ing out the NHL's best
regular-season record.
They get to play Game 7
at home and home-ice
advantage means more
than anybody expected in
a series that's otherwise
been utterly unpredict-
Vancouver hosts the
Bruins tonight in both
teams' 107th and final
game. The Canucks still
hope to win their first
NHL title after flopping
in their first attempt
Monday in Boston, while
the Bruins are surg-
ing in confidence while
closing within a game df
ending a 39-year Stanley
Cup drought.
"This ig playoff hockey
at its finest,". Vancouver
center Manny Malhotra
said. "No one wants to
budge on home ice."
The home team has
won every game .to date,
but Boston has done it
better than the Canucks.
The Bruins blew out
Vancouver by a combined
17-3; the Canucks eked
out three one-goal wins.

One out away

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TIM KIRBY/Lake City Reporter
Fort White 'A' All-Stars' Trace Wilkinson shows bunt in the Babe Ruth Small League State
Tournament's 15-under semifinal game. Dallas Ogburn is catcher for Suwannee A' All-Stars,
which won the game 2-1.

Fort White 15U
falls to Suwannee
in Small League.
tkirby@lakecityreporter. corn
White's 15-under All-Stars
were one out short of
a chance to play for a
Fort White played host
to the Babe Ruth Small
League State Tournament,
which ended Tuesday with
its championship rounds.

Fort White was 3-0 in
15-under pool play, as was
Suwannee and Sans Souci.
Sans Souci snagged the
bye to pit Fort White and
Suwannee in the semifinal.
The teams battled in a
0-0 game for four innings.
Fort White scored a run in
the fifth inning and it held
up until the bottom of the
seventh. Suwannee scored
two runs with two down to
pull out the win.
Steven Giardina had
pitched six scoreless
ALL-STARS continued on 3B



TV sports

7 p.m.
VERSUS Tour de Suisse, stage 5,
Huttwil to Tobel-Taegerschen, Switzerland
^ (same-day tape)
7 p.m.
ESPN -Texas at N.Y.Yankees
8 p.m.
NBC Playoffs, finals, game 7, Boston


AL standings




East Division
W L Pct GB
oston 39 27 .591 -
ewYork 36 28 .563 2
mpa Bay 36 31 .537 3%
pronto 32 34 .485 7
altimore 30 33 .476 7'
Central Division '
W L Pct GB
etroit 37 30 .552 -
eveland 35 30 .538 I
hicago 33 35 .485 4'A
ansas City 29 37 .439 7'h
nnesota 26 39 .400 10
West Division
W L Pct GB
xas 36 31 .537 -
attle 34 33 .507 2
as Angeles 32 36 .471 4%
akland 28 39 .418 8
Monday's Games
Cleveland I, N.Y.Yankees 0
Detroit 2,Tampa Bay I, 10 Innings
LA.Angels 6,.Seattle 3
Tuesday's Games
Detroit 4, Cleveland 0
Tampa Bay 4, Bostpn 0
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, ppd.,

Texas at N.Y.Yankees (n)
Baltimore at Torbnto (n)
Kansas City at Oakland (n)
LAAngels at Seattle (n)
Today's Games
Cleveland (Carmona 3-8) at Detroit
(Penny 5-5), 7:05 p.m.
Texas (D.Holland 5-1) at N.Y.Yankees
(Nova 5-4), 7:05 p.m.
Baltimore (Arrieta 8-3) at Toronto
(R.Romero 5-6), 7:07 p.m.
Boston (Beckett 5-2) at Tampa Bay
(Hellickson 7-4),7:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 6-4) at
Miinesota (Blackburn 5-4), 8:10 p.m. .
Kansas City (Hochevar 4-6) at
Oakland (Outman 1-1), 10:05 p.m.
*LA. Angels (E.Santana 3-6) at Seattle
(Bedard 3-4), 10:10 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Baltimore atToronto, 12:37 p.m.
Cleveland at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.
Texas at N.Y.Yankees, 1:05 p.nm '
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota,
1:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Oaldand, 3:35 p.m.
Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

NL standings

East Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 40 26 .606 -
Atlanta 38 29 .567 2'h
Florida 32 33 .492 7'h
New York 32 34 .485 8
Washington 30 36 .455 10
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 38 29 .567 -
St. Louis 38 291 .567 -
Cincinnati 35 33 .515 3'A
Pittsburgh 32 33 .492 5
Chicago 26 39, .400 II
Houston 25 42 .373 13
West Division
W L Pct GB
San Francisco 37 29 .561 -
Arizona 37 30 .552 'h
Colorado 31 35 .470 6
Los Angeles 31 37 .456 7
San Diego 30 38 .441 8
Monday's Games
Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Mets I
Arizona 12, Florida 9
Houston 8,Atlanta 3
Chicago Cubs I, MIIlwaukee 0
San Diego 3, Colorado I
Cincinnati 6, LA Dodgers 4
Tuesday's Games
Florida at Philadelphia (n)
St. Louis at Washington (n)
N.Y. Mets at Atlanta (n)
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (n)
Pittsburgh at Houston (n)
San Diego at Colorado (n)
San Francisco at Arizona (n)
Cincinnati at LA. Dodgers (n)
Today's Games
Florida (Villanueva 0-0) at Philadelphia
(K.Kendrick 3-4), 1:05 p.m., Ist game
Cincinnati (Tr.Wood 4-4) at LA.
Dodgers (Billingsley 5-5), 3:10 p.m.
San Diego (Latos 4-7) at Colorado
(Chacin 7-4),3:10 p.m.
Florida (Ani.Sanchez 6-1) at
Philadelphia (Halladay 9-3), 7:05 p.m., 2nd
St.Louis (McClellan 6-2) atWashington
(LHernandez 3-8), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Gee 7-0) at Atlanta
(T.Hudson 5-5), 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Narveson 3-4) at Chicago
Cubs (Zambrano 5-3), 8:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh. (Morton' 6-3) at Houston
(Happ 3-8), 8:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Bumgarner 2-8) at
Arizona (.Saunders 3-6), 9:40 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Florida at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Houston, 2:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

College World Series

AtTD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Omaha, Neb.
(Double elimination)
Game I North Carolina (50-14) vs.
Vanderbilt (52-10), 2 p.m.
Game 2 Texas (49-17) vs. Florida
(50-17),7 p.m.

Game 3 California (37-21) vs.
Virginia (54-10), 2 p.m.
Game 4 South Carolina (50-14) vs.
Texas A&M (47-20), 7 p.m.

Collegiate Baseball poll

TUCSON, Ariz. The Collegiate
Baseball poll with records through June
13, points and previous rank. Voting is
done by coaches, sports writers and
sports information directors:
Record Pts Pvs
I.Florida 50-17 495 I
2.Virginia 54-10 493 2
3.Vanderbilt 52-10 492 3
4. South Carolina 50-14 491 4
5.Texas 49-17 488 5
6.TexasA&M 47-20 486 6
7. North Carolina 50-14 484 7
8. California 37-21 480 14
9. Florida St. 46-19 477 8
10. Oregon St. 41-19 474 9
II.Arizona St. 43-18 472 10
12.UC Irvine 43-18 471 12
13. Connecticut 45-20-1 467 II
14. Stanford 35-22 464 13
15. Mississippi St. 38-25 461 16
16. Dallas Baptist 42-20 457 15
17.TCU 43-19 455 17
18.CalSt.Fullerton41-17 453 18
19. GeorgiaTech 42-21 450 19
20. UCLA 35-24 449 20
21. Clemson 43-20 447 21
22. Miami 38-23 444 22
23. Oral Roberts 39-22 442 23
24. Rice 42-21 439 24
25.Arizona 39-21 437 25
26. Kent St. 45-17 434 26
27. Coastal Carolina42-20 431 27
28. Creighton 45-16 '429 28
29.Arkansas 40-22 426 29
30. Stetson 43-20 424 30


WNBA schedule

Tuesday's Games
Tulsa at Indiana (n)
Atlanta at NewYork (n)
Thursday's Games
Connecticut atWashington, 7 p.m.


, Golf week

Site: Bethesda, Md.
Course: Congressional Country Club,
Blue Course (7,574 yards, par 71):
Purse: TBA ($7.5 million in 2010).
Winner's .share: TBA ($1.35 million in
Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday,
10 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-7 p.m.) and NBC
(Thursday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.; Saturday,
2-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-7:30 p.m.).
Last year: Northern Ireland's Graeme
Mcb"owell become the first European in
40 years to win th U.S. Open, beating
France's Gregory Havret by a stroke at
Pebble Beach. McDowell finished with a
3-over 74 for an even-par 284 total.
Last week Harrison Frazar won the
St.Jude Classic for his first PGATour title,
beating Robert Karlsson with a par on the
third hole of a playoff.... England's Robert
Rock won the Italian Open for his first
European Tour victory.
Notes: Tiger Woods, sidelined by leg
injuries, is missing the tournament for the
first time since 1994.Woods' caddie, Steve
Williams, is working for Adam Scott ...
Congressional 'also hosted the U.S. Open
in 1964 (Ken Venturi) and 1997 (Ernie
Els) and the 1976 PGA Championship
(Dave Stockton). The PGA Tour has held
LO tournaments at Congressional. ...
Devereux Emmet designed the original
course, which, opened in 1924. The club'
was used for training during World War
II. After the war, the club hired Robert
Trent Jones to revamp the course. His
son, Rees Jones, has since remodeled it....
Top-ranked Luke Donald will play the first
rounds with No. 2.Lee Westwood and
No. 3 Martin Kaymer. Phil Mickelson, the
last U.S. major winner when he took
the 2010 Masters, is ih a group with
Dustiri Johnson and Rory. Mcllroy. ...The
2012 tournament will be played at The
Olympic Club in San Francisco. ... The
Travelers Championship is next week
in Connecticut, followed by the AT&T
National atAronimink in Pennsylvania.
PGA Tour site: http//
European Tour site: http://www.
Wichita Open
Course: Crestview Country Club,
North Course (6,959 yards, par 71).
Purse: $600,000. Winner's share:

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SSaint-Omer Open
Site: Lumbres. France.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club
(6,846 yards, par 71).
Purse: $867,750. Winner's share:
Television: None.
Next event LPGA Championship,June
23-26, Locust Hill Country Club, Pittsford,
Next event: Dick's Sporting Goods
Open, June 24-26, En-Joie Golf Course,
Endlcott, N.Y.

U.S. Open facts, figures

BETHESDA, Md. Facts and fig-
ures for the 111th U.S. Open golf
Dates:June 16-19.
Site: Congressional Country Club
(Blue Course).
The course:Devereux Emmet designed
the original course, which opened In 1924.
The club was used for training by the
Office of Strategic Services during World
War II. After the war, the club hired
Robert Trent Jones to revamp the course
and make it worthy of a U.S. Open. His
son, Rees Jones, has since remodeled the
course. It has hosted the U.S. Open in
1964,1997 and 2011, along with the 1976
PGA Championship. The PGA Tour has
held 10 tournaments at Congressional
the Kemper Open, Booz Allen Classic
and AT&T National.
Length: 7,574 yards.
Par: 36-35-71.
Format 72 holes of stroke play.
CutTop 60 and ties, and anyone within
10 strokes of the lead after 36 holes.
Playoff, if necessary: 18 holes of stroke
play on June 20.
Field: 156 players.
Defending champion: Graeme
Last year: Graeme McDowel[
of Northern Ireland became the first
European In 40 years to win 'the U.S.
Open: He made only one birdie in a final
round of 3-over 74 for a one-shot victory
over Gregory Havret. Dustin Johnson
began the final round with a three-shot
lead, only to make triple bogey on the
second hole on his way to an 82, opening
the way for Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson and
Tiger Woods to take advantage. Woods
bogeyed five of his opening 10 holes.
Els and Mickelson stayed in the game
through the back nine. No one could
catch McDowell, who finished at even-
par 284.
Last time at Congressional: Ernie Els
won his second U.S. Qpen by closing with
a I-under 69. iHe hit 5-iron into the dan-
gerous 17th for par, then made a 5-foot
par putt on the 18th. Tom Lehman hit
Into the water on the 17th, while Colin
Montgomerie missed a par putt on the
17th to miss another chance in a major.
U.S. Open champions at Congressional:
Ken Venturi (1964), Ernie Els (1997).
Tiger Tales: Tiger Woods will not play
the U.S. Open (leg injuries) for the first
time since 1994.
Noteworthy: Americans have not fin-
ished among the top three in three of the
last four majors.
Quoteworthy: "I hear so many guys .
say that his golf course doesn't suit them.
It's not supposed to. The whole idea of
why they move to different places is so
that you can adjust your golf game to suit
the venue. And that's the secret to the
game." -Jack Nicklaus.
Key statistic:Ten players have won the
last 10 majors.


Stanley Cup

Boston vs.Vancouver
Vancouver 1, Boston 0
Vancouver 3, Boston 2, OT
Boston 8,Vancouver I
Boston 4,Vancouver 0
Vancouver 1, Boston 0
Boston 5,Vancouver 2
Boston atVancouver, 8 p.m.

Vancouver 0 0 2 2
Boston 4 0 I 5.
First Period-I, Boston, Marchand 9
(Recchi, Seidenberg), 5:31.2, Boston, Lucic
5 (Peverley, Boychuk), 6:06. 3, Boston,
Ference 4 (Ryder, Recchi), 8:35 (pp). 4,
Boston, Ryder S (Kaberle), 9:45.
Second Period-None.
Third Period-5, Vancouver, H.Sedin
3 (D.Sedin, Ehrhofl), :22 (pp). 6, Boston,
Krejci 12 (Recchi, Kaberle), 6:59 (pp). 7,
Vancouver, Lapierre 3 (D.Sedin, Hansen),
17:34. '
Shots on Goal-Vancouver 11-1I1-
16-38. Boston 19-8-13-40.
Goalies-Vancouver, Luongo,
C.Schnelder. Boston, Thomas. A-1 7,565

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.

(Answers tomorrow)
IAnswer: He wasn't going to win the tennis match due


Kelly team wins Guardian

ad Litem tourney with 53

The Voices for Children
of the Suwannee Valley's
golf tournament to
benefit the 3rd Judicial
Circuit Guardian ad Litem
program was Friday.
The winning team
of Robert Kelly, Randy
Sommers, Billy Hadden
and Skip Garcia shot a 53.
It was a nice day with
good golf, food and prizes.
Thanks to all who played
and supported such a great

Tammy Gainey

Ralph Beekman won the
Top of the Hill at +8. Ronnie
Ash was second at +7
Wednesday Blitz
A Division Chris Cox
and Ralph Beekman +6,
tied for first; Chet Carter
even, third;
B Division Bob

Wheary +13, first; Emerson
Darst +2, second; Shelton
Keen and Dale Coleman
+1, tied for third;
C Division-Joe Herring
+4, first; Gary Croxton and
Ronnie Ash + 2, tied for
D Division -Terry Shay
+6, first; Al Cohoon and
Wallace Christie +4, tied for
Cox scored two of the
four skins. Mike Kahlich
and Carter each had one.

Reigning club champion

Hunter rules Saturday field

Club champion Terry
Hunter showed his best
form with a run-away win
in the Saturday blitz.
Hunter's +10 was six
points better than Mike
Carr's second-place +4.
Steve Patterson and Bob
Randall tied for third, a
point behind Carr.
Hunter was the only
multiple skins winner with
two. Steve Thomas and
Ron Bennett joined Carr,
Randall and Patterson with
one skin each.
Jordan Hale birdied the
first hole in Wednesday's
blitz and cruised home
with a 3-under-par round
of 69 for the win. Dwight
Rhodes carded five birdies
for a second place finish at
+5. Eddy Brown was a shot
back in third place.
Three of Rhodes' bird-
/ ies were good for half of
the day's six skins. Steve
Patterson and Hale each
had one skin and Jonathan
Allen eagled the par 5

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2. Lee Westwood Eng
3. Martin Kaymer Ger
4. Steve Stricker USA
5. Phil Mickelson USA
6. Matt Kuchar USA
7. Graeme McDowellNlr
8. Rory Mcllroy Nir
9. Dustin Johnson USA
10. Paul Casey Eng
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No. 16 for the other.
Neither Good Old
Boys match was a close
In Match 1, Eli Witt,
Monty Montgomery,
Howard Whitaker and Bill
Rogers put up nine team
points for a decisive win
over Ed Snow, Jim Bell,
Dave Cannon and Mike
Spenser, who finished with
four points.
Match 2 was la five-on-
five contest that went to
Marc Risk, Jim Stevens,
Joe Persons, Tom Elmore
and Bobby Simmons, 7-4,
over Stan Woolbert, Bill
Wheeler, Nick Whitehurst,
Jim McGriff and Dan
Risk was in the medalist
spot with a round of 37-36-
73, two strokes ahead of
Montgomery and Whitaker

14. Nick Watney USA
15.TigerWoods USA
p.6. K.J. Choi ,Lor
17. Robert Karlsson Swe
18. Jason Day Aus
19.Jim Furyk USA
20. Hunter Mahan USA
21. Adam Scott Aus
22. Francesco Molinari Ita
23. Ernie Els SAf
24. Martin Laird Sco
25.Alvaro Quiros Esp
26. Retief Goosen SAf
27. M.A.Jimenez Esp
28. David Toms USA
29.Justin Rose Eng

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who tied for second place
with 75. Woolbert (76),
Witt (76) and Snow (78)
closed out the list of top
Bell shot 39 to take the
front side in nine-hole play.
Elmore also shot 39 to take
the back side.
The ladies were allowed
to throw out their scores
on one par 3, one par 4
and one par 5 hole in the
LGA format Sally Rivers
dumped three big numbers
to grab first place with a
net 60. Vel Ennis was in
second place with 63 and
Ann Bormolini took third
place with 64.
The MGA has a blind
draw, 6-6-6 tournament on
June 25. The format will
rotate pairings among
each team twice during the
match. Team drawings are
at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun
start to follow.
The next Johnny Young's
Tennis Camp is June 20-24.
Call 365-3827 for details.

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31.Tim Clark SAf
32. Geoff Ogilvy Aus
33. Louis Oosthuizen SAf
34. Kim Kyung-Tae Kor
35. Zach Johnson USA
36. Edoardo Molinari Ita
37.Anders Hansen Den
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39.Jonathan Byrd USA
40. Gary Woodland USA
4 Bill Haas USA
42. Ryan Moore USA
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Par 4 This gentle start to
Yards40.2 the U.S. Open -
Sprovided players
start on No. 1 instead
of No. 10, is a slight
. dogleg to the left that
requires only a fairway
metal or long iron off
the.tee. Bunkers
1 guard the right side
of fairway. The
approach is a short
iron to a green that is
large by Congress-
ional standards and
protected by bunkers
"--'4at the front and
,,. Y back right. This might
be one of the best
birdie opportunities
among par 4s.

2 Par 3
2 yards 233
If length alone isn't
enough to make this
ie hardest par 3 on
the course, it is slightly
uphill and can be tough
to-gauge the distance.
It will be a long iron for
most, a hybrid for others,
to a green that is better
suited for a shorter hole.
The green is protected
by six bunkers.


6- 4

3 ^ Par 4
i ..... ..........
SYards 466
A new tee for the U.S.
Open adds only 10 yards
but changes the angle,
creating a slight dogleg
to the left. The fairway
has been shifted to the
right to bring the
bunkers into play off
r the tee. A middle iron
will be required into a
green that is slightly
3'sSS1 elevated and flanked
by two bunkers on the
left and a pair of pot
bunkers on the right. The
green slopes from back to
front, meaning anything
1I long will make it more
lo difficult to save par.

4 Par 4
IYards 470 '
This hole Will be A
40 yards longer than
it was for the 1997 ,
U.S. Open, and the -. 4
tee has been shifted
to the left to create a
sharper dogleg. Once
in play, the approach
is a middle iron to a
green that slopes
severely from the :
back to the front, with
bunkers gobbling up *
just about anything 4
that comes up short.

5 Par 4
A. Y s -Yards 413
The hole features
a sharp bend to the
left, with most
*4 W players opting for a
long iron or fairway
metal off the tee.
Three bunkers are
at the corner of the
dogleg. From there,
it should be a short
iron into a green that is
protected by a long
bunker on the left side
of the green and a
smaller bunker guarding
the front of the green.

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Bethesda, Md.
(Blue Course)
Length: 7,574 yards
Par: 36-35 71

T he 111th U.S. Open championship takes
place at the Congressional Country Club
Blue Course, which also played host to the
1964 and 1997 championships.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, the
first European to win the U.S. Open in
40 years, looks to defend his crown.
Tiger Woods, who has never missed a
US Open since 1994, will be a no show
due to lingering injuries.

Television coverage
First- and
June 16-17, 10 a.m. to
3 p.m., ESPN. 3 p.m. to
5 p.m., NBC Sports. 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. ESPN

Par 5
Yards 555
Played as a par 4 in the
1997 and 1964 U.S.
Open, but it will play as a
par 5, as it does for the
members. Should be
able to reach the green
in two, although it brings
in trouble for the slight-
est miss. Water comes
into play short of the
green, but anything long
makes it extremely .
difficult to get up-and-
down. The green is
bisected by a swale.
The front right pin could
be the most dangerous
because of the water.

8 ......Par.
Yards 3
Another easy bi
opportunity, only

(all times EDT)
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8 p.m., NBC Sports
June 19,1:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m., NBC Sports

'7 Par 3
Y/ ards 173
Plays uphill to a two-
tiered-green, guarded
by deep bunkers in the
front. The green is
difficult enough to miss
in any direction making
it a difficult par save.
Regardless of which tier
the hole location is,
staying below the cup
is important on a putting
surface with a pronounced
pitch from bhck to front.

354 *
y this one

might tempt the longer
hitters to drive the green
depending on the tees
and hole location. Most
players will opt for a
shorter club into an area
short of the green that
leaves a lob wedge. The
fairway slopes from left to
right, and the green slopes
severely from back left to
front right.


.....Par 5
Yards 636

' The longest hole at
the U.S. Open since
the 12th hole at
Oakmont in 2007.
This is 30 yards
longer than the 1997
U.S. Open a true
three-shot hole,'
especially with a deep
ravine just in front of
the green. The tee
shot should avoid
bunkers. Expect the
USGA to move the
tees up one round to
tempt players to go
for the green in two.


SPar 3 '
I Yards 218
A new hole meant to
replace the 18th hole
from the 1997 U.S.
Open. Any shot'short of
the green most likely will
find the water. Anything
long might catch a bunker,
and at best leave a difficult
pitch back to the green that
slopes toward the water.

I I Par 4
I Yards 494
After a scary par 3
comes what might be
the toughest par 4 at
Congressional. The
fairway has been shifted
to the right closer to the
stream. The closer to the
stream, the better the
angle to a narrow green, .
with a pond on the right
side. Expect to see
several safe shots to the
left, which leads to a
tough up-and-down.


I Par 4
I .- Yards 471

The hole has been
stretched so much -
55 yards longer that
the tee is the front tee
of the 15th hole. Driver
is the only play on this
hole, unless the USGA
moves to the shorter
tee to give players a
chance to draw it
around the corner of
this dogleg left. The
bunker on tLe outside
corner is in play for
most tee shots.

3 Par 3
I 3 Yards 193
A relatively straight-
p forward par 3 that
plays slightly uphill to
a heart-shaped green
that has three distinct
sections. The green
pitches severely to the
front, and with a front-
center hole location,
anything above the hole
will force a defensive putt
with hopes of taking'par.

..... Par 4
I Yards 467
The fairway tightens
as it gets closer to the
green, so don't be
surprised to see'most
players opt for a fairway.
metal off the tee to keep
it in the short grass.
The approach is to an
elevated green, and one
of the toughest on the
course. The green has
several contours and
slopes sharply from
back to front.

I 5 .Par 4
Yards 490
This hole is 50 yards
longer for this U.S.
Open, and with a bend to
the left, it will be another
tough par coming at a
critical juncture of the
P championship. The tee
shot should avoid four
bunkers on the right
side of the fairway.
The approach Is to an
elevated green that
slopes from the back
left to the front right.
Three bunkers guard
the front and right of
the green, and there is
a premium on getting
the distance just right.

Par 5
Yards 579
The yardage is the
same as it was in 1997.
although the fairway
bunkers have been
moved farther into the
landing area to allow
for how much farther
players are hitting the
ball. Big hitters who
keep It in the fairway
will have a chance to
reach the green in
two, but anything that
misses the green will
repel down the hill to
closely mown chipping
areas. Scores here
could very well range
from 3 to 6 or worse.

I "7' Par 4
L I 7 Yards 437
This might Ie
considered a slight
reprieve before the
finish. The tee shot
likely will be a fairway
I metal to avoid hitting it
down the hillside at the
* end of the fairway. The
undulating green
I features pronounced
ridges, and anything
) on the wrong side'of
the green will be a
1 difficult two-putt. But a
couple of well-executed
shots should lead to a
reasonable birdie chance.

| Par 4
I Yards 523
This hole is 20 yards
shorter than the
closing hole last year
at Pebble Beach,
only that was a par 5.
Players who need par
on the final hole to win
.the U.S. Open will have
earned it. The tee shot
should be down the
right side to take
advantage 6f the ".
right-to-left slope in the
fairway. The approach
likely will be from a
downhill, sidehill lie to a
peninsula green that
angles from right to left

Drawings are schematic

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Sandwich, Kent, England July 14-17
Atlanta Athletic Club
Johns Creek, Ga. Aug. 11-14
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U.S. Open tee times

Thursday-Friday, First hole-10th hole
7:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Dae-Hyun Kim, South Kofea; Chez Reavie, United States, Shane Lowry, Ireland.
7:11 a.m.-12:51 p.m. Greg Chalmers, Australia; Kirk Triplett, United States; Brad Adamonis; United States.
7:22 a.m.-1:02 p.m. Marc Leishman, Australia; Alex Cejka, Czech Republic; Kevin Streelman, U.S.
7:33 a.m.-1:13. p.m. Fred Funk, U.S.; a-David Chung, United States- Michael Campbell, New Zealand.
7:44 a.m.-1:24 p.m. Matt Kuchar, United States; Paul Casey, England; K.J. Choi, South Korea.
7:55 a.m.-1:35 p.m. Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; a-Peter Uihlein, U:S.; L.Oosthuizen, South Africa.
8:06 a.m.-1:46 p.m. Henrik Stenson, Sweden; Johan Edfors, Sweden; Fredrik Jacobson, Sweden.
8:17 a.m.-1:57 p.m. Ernie Els, South Africa; Davis Love III, United States; Jim Furyk, United States.
8:28 a.m.-2:08 p.m. Justin Rose, England; Tim Clark, South Africa; Jason Day, Australia.
8:39 a.m.-2:19 p.m. Jeff Overton, U.S.; Ryan Palmer, United States; Gary Woodland, United States.
8:50 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Brandt Jobe, United States; Nick O'Hern, Australia; D.A. Points, United States.
9:01 a.m.-2:41 p.m. Christo Greyling, South Africa; Adam Hadwin, Canada; Joey Lamielle, United States.
9:12 a.m.-2:52 p.m. Michael Tobiason Jr., U.S., Jesse Hutchins, U.S., Michael Smith, United States.
12:40 p.m.-7:00 a.m. Ty Tryon, United States; Maarten Lafeber, The Netherlands; Scott Barr, Australia.
12:51 p.m.-7:11 a.m. Geoffrey Sisk, U.S.; a-Cheng-Tsung Pan, Chinese Taipei; Matt Richardson, England.
1:02 p.m.-7:22 a.m. Bo Van Pelt, United States; K.T. Kim, South Korea; Ben Crane, United States.
1:13 p.m.-7:33 a.m. Mark Wilson, United States; Martin Laird, Scotland; Peter Hanson, Swederi.
1:24 p.m.-7:44 a.m. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Spain; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Alvaro Quiros, Spain.
1:35 p.m.-7:55 a.m. Francesc Molinari, Italy; Matteo Manassero, Italy; Edoardo Molinari, Italy.
1:46 p.m.-8:06 a.m. Hiroyuki Fujita, Japan; Todd Hamilton, United States; Kevin Na, South Korea.
1:57 p.m.-8:17 a.m. Rickie Fowler, United States; lan Poulter, England; Hunter Mahan, United States.
2:08 p.m.-8:28 a.m. Camilo Villegas, Colombia; Aaron Baddeley, Australia; Brandt Snedeker, United States.
2:19 p.m.-8:39 a.m. Kevin Chappell, United States; Do-Hoon Kim, South Korea; Robert Rock, England.
2:30 p.m.-8:50 a.m. Jon Mills, Canada; Andreas Harto, Denmark; a-Scott Pinckney, United States.
2:41 p.m.-9:01 a.m. a-Steve Irwin, United States; Ryan Nelson, United States; Elliot Gealy, United States.
2:52 p.m.-9:12 a.m. Christopher Deforest, U.S.; a-Chris Williams, United States; Wes Heffernan, Canada.

Thursday-Friday, 10th hole-First hoe
7 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Chad Campbell, U.S.; Harrison Frazar, United States; Marc Turnesa, United States.
7:11 a.m.-12:51 p.m. Justin Hicks, United States; Marcel Siem, Germany; Sunghoon Kang, South Korea.
7:22 a.m.-1:02 p.m. Thomas Levet, France; Brian Gay, United States; Gregory Havret, France.
7:33 a.m.-1:13 p.m. Heath Slocum, U.S.; a-Russell Henley, United States; Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium.
7:44 a.m.-1:24 p.m. Padraig Harrington, Ireland; Angel Cabrera, Argentina; Stewart Cink, United States.
7:55 a.m.-1:35 p.m. Ryo Ishikawa, Japan; Anthony Kim, United States; Y.E. Yang, South Korea.
8:06 a.m.-1:46 p.m. Luke Donald, England; Lee Westwood, England; Martin Kaymer, Germany.
8:17 a.m.-1:57 p.m. Jonathan Byrd, United States; Bill Haas, United States; Webb Simpson, United States.
8:28 *'.m.-2:08 p.m. Bubba Watson, United States; Adam Scott, ,ustralian; Robert Karlsson, Sweden.
8:39 a.m.-2:09 p.m. Sam Saunders, U.S.; Tim Petrovic, United States; Scott Piercy, United States.
8:50 a.m.-2:20 p.m. Matthew Edwards, U.S.; a-Brad Benjamin, United States; Zack Byrd, United States.
9:01 a.m.-2:31 p.m. Bud Cauley, U.S.; Adam Long, United States; a-Michael Barbosa, United States.
9:12 a.m.-2:42 p.m. Michael Whitehead, U.S.; Will Wilcox, United States; John Ellis, United States.
12:40 p.m.-7:00 a.m. Alexandre Rocha, Brazil; Andres Golzales; U.S.; Bubba Dickerson, United States.
12:51 p.m.-7:11 a.m. Michael Putnam, U.S.; a-Patrick Cantlay, United States; Robert Dinwiddie, England.
1:02 p.m.-7:22 a.m. John Senden, Australia; Robert Garrigus, United States; Scott Hend, Australia.
1:13 p.m.-7:33 a.m. Jason Dufner, United States; Stephen Gallacher, Scotland; S.Y. Noh, South Korea.
1:24 p.m.-7:44 a.m. Steve Stricker, United States; Retief Goosen, South Africa; David Toms, United States.
.1:35 p.m.-7:55 a.m. Rory Mcllroy, Northern Ireland; Dustin Johnson, U.S.; Phil Mickelson, United States.
1:46 p.m.-8:06 a.m. Chard Schwartzel, South Africa; Trevor Immelman, South Africa; Zach Johnson, U.S.
1:57 p.m.-8:17 a.m. Nick'Watney, United States; Lucas Glover, United States; Geoff Ogilvy, Australia.
2:08 p.m.-8:28 a.m. Ryan Moore, United States; Robert Allenby, Australia; Rory Sabbatini, South Africa.
2:19 p.m.-8:39 a.m. David Howell, England; Kenichi Kuboya, Japan; Briny Baird, United States.
2:30 p.m.-8:50 a.m. Charley Hoffman, U.S.; Alexander Noren, Sweden; Sangmoon Bae, South Korea.
2:41 p.m.-9:01 a.m. a-Brett Patterson, U.S.; Bennett Blakeman, United States; Brian Locke, United States.
2:52 p.m.-9:12 a.m. Chris Wilson, United States; David May, United States; a-Beau Hossler, United States.

ALL-STARS: Suwannee scores 2 runs in seventh

Continued From Page 1B

innings. He scattered six
hits and worked around a
pair of walks and a hit bat-
ter. The Fort White defense
was excellent, turning two
double plays in the first
three innings. Suwannee
stranded seven runners
during the stretch.
Parker Stevens walked
for Suwannee to lead off
the seventh inning. He was
thrown out trying to steal

by catcher Dalton Sweat
Brandon Furry walked and
Tim Carter laced a single to
right field as Furry barrel-
rolled into third base ahead
of the tag.
Robby Howell came on
in relief and snagged a
popped-up bunt to record
the second out. Dallas
Ogburn delivered a single
to right field to score the
tying run and Carter came

home with the winning run
when the throw got by the
third baseman.
Fort White's Howell
walked and scored in the
fifth inning on a two-out,
RBI-single by Sweat. Sweat
also had a double and was
2-for-2. Howell had a hit
and Rhett Willis singled
and stole a base.
Dustin Driver, who had
two hits for Suwannee,

started on the mound and
went two innings. He later
made a diving stop at short-
stop on a hard-hit ball by
Willie Carter to rob him
of a hit and Fort White of
a run.
Furry pitched four
innings. After a lead-off
walk in the seventh inning,
Luke Poppel came in to get
the last three outs and the

FAME: Strongest class

Continued From Page 11

and collected series cham-
pionships in 1981-82-85.
Inman received 78. per-
cent of the vote, becoming
the first crew chief to be
elected. He spent nearly
three decades at Petty
Enterprises, where was in
charge of inaugural Hall
of Famer Richard Petty's
team for his seven titles.
He wbn another champion-
ship with Terry Labonte.

The late Evans, who
captured 50 percent of the
vote, won nine Modified
titles in 13 years, includ-
ing a record eight straight
from 1978-85.
Wood, who received 4A
percent of the vote, was
credited with helping rev-
olutionize pit stops with
Wood Brothers Racing.
His team has amassed 98


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Fan of Hollywood wonders

if romance is just a dream

from a Third World coun-
try and live as a legal
alien in San Francisco.
I grew up reading great
American authors, watch-
ing American TV and
Hollywood movies, so
I thought I had a good
understanding about your
Western societal struc-
ture. I have made many
friends in this wonderful
city, but the women here
drive me crazy.
I am a romantic at
heart, but not desperate.
However, my gestures are
often misunderstood. One
time I gave a feminist/
radical girl a book about
the feminist movement
and she freaked out. She
said she wasn't looking
for anything serious and
didn't want me to expect
anything from her. Abby,
it was just a book, n6t a
diamond ring.
I was in a relationship
for four months. It was
fine, until I told her I was
madly in love with her.
She freaked out and said
she didn't want to get tied
down. I was. dumbfounded
and heartbroken.
A few months later, I
started dating again and
met an incredible woman
who made my heart skip a
beat. I enjoyed being with
her so much I sent flow-
ers to her workplace. She

Abigail Van Buren

freaked out, too.
Am I being complete-
ly ignorant to believe in
romance? Or is there
something wrong witli
There isn't anything
"wrong" with you, but I
suspect you're coming on a
bit too strong, too quickly.
Life in the United States
isn't the way it's depicted
in novels, television and
Hollywood movies. Getting
to know someone takes
time so take more time
before declaring you're
madly in love. And the next
time you feel the urge to
give someone flowers, send
them to her home because
some professional women
prefer to keep their private
lives' separate from where
they work.
DEAR ABBY: My hus-
band of 27 years has been
having chemotherapy for
lymphoma off and on for
two years. Friends and
neighbors call him often.

However, not one of them
has ever asked me how
I'm doing. I understand
the awkwardness of emo-
tional conversations, but it
deeply disappoints me that
people act as though my
husband's cancer doesn't
affect me.
What's the best way for
us to care for each other?
We are all so- fragile and
vulnerable. HURTING
TOO: I agree. The answer
is for people to realize that
life-threatening diseases
affect the entire family, not
just the patient. In your
case, if someone asks how
your husband is doing, you
should say, "'John' is doing
well so far, but his illness
has been very stressful for
me. Thanks for asking." It
may start the conversation
you want to have.
However, if it doesn't,
you should check out the
American Cancer Society's
which lists the location
of support groups every-
where. It would be helpful
for you' emotionally and
spiritually to join a group
of caregivers who are cop-
ing with what you have
been experiencing.
* Write Dear Abby at or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.


ARIES (March 21-
April 19): You have more
energy than most people,
so don't resent the fact you
are doing a little more than
everyone else. Your contri-
bution will be appreciated
and will lead to advance-
ment. Good fortune is
heading your way. Love and
romance are highlighted.

TAURUS (April 20-
May 20): Get out with
friends or learn something
new that will help you make
an important decision.
Improving your mindset
or updating your image or
knowledge will be in your
best interest Remember to
keep* things simple. **'*
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Money matters will
count, so don't be tempted
by an impulse purchase.
Financial gains can be
made if you are smart and
stick to a budget. Emotions
will play a role in how you
handle a partnership. ***
CANCER (June 21-July
22): An opportunity to form
a business or personal part-
nership looks promising.
Your knowledge and inter-
est in a community proj-
ect will make you a prime
candidate to take charge.'
Don't underestimate what's
required. ***
LEO (July 23-Aug.
22): You have to finish
what you start or you will
not be considered for a big-

Eugenia Last

ger and better project Your
ability to find solutions will
be a critical factor to your
advancement. A love rela-
tionship will play out in
your favor. *****
- VIRGO (Aug. 23-
Sept. 22): You may want
to make radical and pro-
found changes but, before
you rock the boat, con-
sider the consequences.
It will be better to take
matters slow and to fig-
ure out each step strategi-
cally. Leaving anything to
chance will not bring good
results. **
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): You have everything
going your way, including a
captive audience to support
you in your efforts. Focus
on where you can make
your greatest contribution
and how ,you can utilize
your talents and services to
benefit others. A change in
a partnership will pay off.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-
Nov. 21): Use your intu-
ition when it comes to
partnerships and deals you
want to pursue. Draw up an
agreement but don't give
in to demands. Focus on
home, family and how to
bring about a closer bond.
Greater interest in your
neighborhood or commu-
nity will help you meet peo-

ple.. ***
22-Dec. 21): Don't waste
timewhenyouhave so much
going for you. Change. is
within reach. Embrace any
challenge you face and look
at your personal and pro-
fessional relationships as
an asset. Utilize everyone's
talents, including your own,
and you will be unbeatable.

22-Jan. 19): Make a com-
mitment to someone or
something you believe in
and follow through. A trip in
order to have a face-to-face
conversation will pay off.
Someone from your past
may challenge you. Use all
your resources, knowledge
and experience. ***
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Socialize, net-
work and share your ideas.
The people'you encounter
can offer suggestions for
both personal and pro-
fessional advancement.
Letting go of poor habits or
influences will ensure your
success now. ****
PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20): Someone will
be eager to see you make
a mistake. Complaints and
criticism can be expect-
ed but shouldn't drag
you down. Rethink your
strategy. Don't misinter-
pret someone's interest.
Ulterior motives are likely.


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



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Your marketplace source for Lake City and


Columbia County


RCC/AMN Inc. focused on building

programs and improving young lives

Providing recre-
ational and edu-
cational outreach
activities for all
of Columbia
County is the mission of
the Richardson Community
Center/ Annie Mattox Park
North Advisory Council.
The non-profit orga-
nization was established
in 2008 at the request of
Columbia County Manager
Dale Williams, said Mario
Coppock, recreation direc-.
tor. Williams wanted people
from the community to
donate their time and tal-
ents to augment programs
under the recreation depart-
'The board was formed
solely to enhance the recre-
ation department," he said.
"Our board works for the
entire county and tries to
reach every citizen, primar-
ily the youth."
The board is comprised
of 19 members representing
all segments of the commu-
nity from business owners
and governmentalfficials
to educators and pastors.
The Rev. Alvin Baker, New
Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church pastor, is board
"I think we have a good
mix of people on the board

that all want to see youth
programs grow," Coppock
Board members are all
from the community and
many went to school in the
area, said Brenda Pryce-
Johnson, vice president
They are all passionate
about programs to uplift the
youth in Columbia County.
Each board member
brings networking oppor-
tunities in the commu-
nity as well as resources to
enhance its overall mission,
Baker said.
The board's primary
function is to raise money
for programs and activities
as well as decide the type
of special events sponsored
by the recreation depart-
ment, Coppock said. The
board is not just about host-
ing activities at Richardson
Community Center or
Annie Mattox Park, but
at areas across the entire
One of the organization's
main activities is overseeing
the Pop Warner Football
program, he said. The
board sponsors two youth
basketball teams of 12 and
under and 14 and under-
boys through the United
States Specialty Sports
Association Basketball

The Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North Advisory Council is dedicated to enhancing recreation in all of
Columbia County. From left Mario Coppock, Columbia County recreation director, the Rev. Alvin Baker, board president, and
Brenda Pryce-Johnson, board vice president.

Team. The board also is a
co-sponsor with the county
of the annual summer camp
Each of the activities
sponsored by the board
has doubled in size since
its creation, Coppock said.
Programs would not be able
to take place without the
board's support, in addi-
tion to other community
sponsorships, because of
the limited resources the
recreation department has
The programs the board

sponsors are unique to
Columbia County and spe-
cifically designed to help
better the entire commu-
nity, Baker said. A commu-
nity meeting was held after
the initial organization of
the board to hear feedback
from citizens.
"We're here for the entire
community itself," he said.
"The community knows
what it needs."
One of the.board's
initiatives is to provide
Supplemental Education
Services to students in

Columbia County receiving
free or reduced lunch at not
only the elementary school
level, but middle and high
school as well, Baker said.
Educational opportunities .
such as tutorial services will
be available through the
Publicity in the Lake City
Reporter has helped increase
community awareness of
board activities, Coppock
said. Events would not have
been as successful without
getting the word out
Volunteers and donations

are always needed by the
board to aid in presenting
programs for Columbia
County's youth, Pryce-
Johnson said. Contributions
can be brought to
Richardson Community
Center located at 255 NE
Coach Anders Lane. The
number is (386) 754-7095.
The center is open 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. "As recreation
director I am fortunate to
have an advisory group
so committed and caring,"
Coppock said.


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In Print and Online


The Board of County Commissioners
of Columbia County, Florida will at
its regular meeting on Thursday, July
7, 2011, in the
Columbia County School Board Ad-
ministration Building, 372 West
Duval Street, Lake City, Florida at
7:00 p.m. consider the adoption of an
ordinance entitled:
The substance of the above-named
ordinance is as provided in its name.
Copies of the proposed ordinance are
available for inspection at the office
of the County Manager located in the
County Administration Complex,
135 NE Hemando Avenue, Lake
City, Florida, between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Any interested party
may appear, and be heard at this pub-
lic hearing.
In the event any person decides to
appeal any decision by the Board of
County Commissioners with respect
to any matter relating to the consid-
eration of the ordinance at the above-
referenced public hearing, a record
of the proceeding may be needed and
in such event, such person may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the public heaVing is made, which re-
cord includes the testimony and evi-
dence on which the appeal is to be
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, a person need-
ing special accommodations or an in-
terpreter to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Lisa Roberts
386/752-1006 or T.D. Services
386/758-2139, at least seven (7) days
prior to the date of the hearing.
DATED this 9th day of June, 2011.
/s/ P. DeWitt Cason
Clerk of Court.
June 15, 2011

BID NO. 2011-0
Please be advised that Columbia
County desires to accept bids on tile
above referenced item. Bids will be
accepted through 2:00 P.M. on June
29, 2011 at the office of.the Board of
County Commissioners, 135 NE
Hemando Ave., Room 203, Lake
City, Florida 32055.
Specifications and bid forms are
available for download at
PurchasingBids.asp or may be ob-
tained by contacting the office of the
Board of County Commissioners,
Columbia County, 135 NE Hernando
Ave., Room 203, Post Office Box
1529 Lake City, Florida 32056-1529
or by calling (386)758-1005. Colum-
bia County reserves the right to re-
ject any and/or all bids and to accept
the bid in the county's best interest.
Dated this 8th day of, June 2011.
Columbia County Board of
County Commissioners
Jody DuPree, Chairman
June 8, 15, 2011
Public Auction to be held
July 23, 2011 at 8AM at
Ozzie's Towing & Auto, '2492 SE
Baya Ave. Lake City FL, 32025.
Following Vin Numbers:
Vin# 1G2HX54K8Y4254622
June 15, 2011
Public Auction
Will be held by Gainey Automotive,
Inc, in Columbia County at 3468
S.W. CR 138, Fort White, Fl. 32038'
Date 06/28/2011
Time: 8:00 A.M.
1998 Cadillac
2005 Honda
1988 Chevrolet
VIN# 1GNDM15ZOJB196750
June 15, 2011

100 Job
for small companies vehicles.
Must have own tools. Hourly ate.
Retail Auditor
S & S Office is hiring
A full-time Retail Auditor
Duties include: review and
check store paperwork.
Strong 10 key and excel
experience needed. Benefits
include: vacation, sick leave,
credit union, profit sharing,
dental, health and life insurance.
Drug Free Workplace EOE
Apply in person at
S & S Office
134 SE Colburn Ave.,
Lake City, FL 32025

Mechanic Position open. Diesel
Mechanic experience required.
Mechanical skills with a Positive
Attitude. Please complete oline
application at:

Associate Reps
Immediate FT/PTopenings,
Customer sales/service,
No exp needed, conditions,
Apply Now all ages 17+
(386) 269-0883,
CDL Class A Truck Driver..
Flatbed exp. for F/T SE area.
3 years exp or more. Medical
benefits offered. Contact
Melissa or Mary @ 386-935-2773
for small
sewing factory.
Hafner's 386-755-6481
Columbia County Clerk of Court
Job Opening. Information
Technology Administrator
Industrial Customer Service
Representative. Duties include
Estimating, Order Entry &
Purchase Order via Phone, Email
& Fax. Must' have Good phone,
math & computer skills..Apply in
Person Grizzly Mfg. 174,NE Cor-
tez Terr. Lake City FL

0in Job
100 Opportunities

Suwannee Valley'4Cs, area
grantee for nationally
recognized high-quality early
childhood program seeks
applicants interested in a
teaching career in a professional
work environment.
Lead Teachers for 3-5 yrs old
(Head Start-Lake City)
Must have a 2 yr degree or
be currently enrolled in an
Early Childhood Education
or related degree program OR a
Child Care Professional Certifi-
cate (CDA, FCCPC or ECPC),
3 yrs classroom exp w/young
children required (relevant age
Teachers for Birth to 3 yrs old
(Early Head Start-Lake City &
Live Oak)
Must have a Child Care
Professional Certificate (CDA,
3 yrs classroom exp w/infants or
toddlers preferred;
Starting pay $8.65-
$11.01 per hour
Current Ist Aid/CPR preferred.
All applicants must pass
physical & DCF background ,
Excellent Benefits, Paid
Holidays, Paid Sick/Annual
Leave, Health/Dental Insurance,
Opportunities and more.
Apply in person at:
236 SW Columbia Ave
Lake City,; 32025
(754-2222) or
843 Marymac Ave SW
Live Oak, 32060
Or send resume
by email: arobinson(@)
or Fax (386) 754-2220. EOE


Fast paced, high volume medical
facility seeking two positions:
Financial Specialist. Duties in-
elude collecting, posting, submit-
ting claims and managing account
payments. Applicants must have
knowledge of all major insurance
carriers, collections, CPT and
ICD-9 coding, proficient in Excel.
Min. 2 yrs exp in medical coding
and billing preferred,
Checkout Clerk. Duties include
Cash handling, schedule appoint-
ments, data entry. Knowledge of
medical terminology and insur-
ance. Applicant must be profi-
cient in practice management soft-
ware (Intergy).
Please submit job title and resume
with salary requirements to
or fax to 386-628-9231.

MOVING: FREE to Good Horn
8 week old male & female kitten
CallLoving and playful.
Call anytime. 386-235-6723


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 ate
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.

100 OOpbportunities
PT janitorial position. Exp pre-
fered. 2/3 hrs per day 5 days per
wk. Position open immediately.
352-331-0502 or Fax 352-373-
6012 or Barbara(
Receptionist, Full Time. Able to
work flexible schedule. Medical or
aesthetic background helpful.
Computer & phone skills
necessary. Please send resume to:
ofcmgrrss( or
fax to 386-719-9488
Teacher caregiver,
exp w/developmental delayed
preferred. 25 hrs week
Email resume' and references
to PCAposition(

1 2 Medical
S Employment
exp in fast paced Medical office.
Must be dependable, efficient, '
computer exp. Eye Care and EMR
experience desirable. Send cv to
Human Resources, Fax 755-1128
or Human Resources, PO Box 489,
Lake City, Florida 32056

240' Schools &
24 0Education

Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-05/23/10

Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-07/11/11

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

310 Pets & Supplies
1 Female & 3 males.'

Golden Retriever pups CKC.
Shots. 3 females, 5 males
Available July 3 $350. Each
POP. 386-623-1577

SOLID KNOTTY pine wood.
Sturdy, nice rocking chair with 6in
cushioins,'(seat and back). '
$100. 00 386-755-6963,

Stop gnat & Mosquito bites! Buy
Swamp Gator All natural insect re-
pellent. Family safe. Use head to
toe. Available at The Home Depot.

Summer Barbecue Special
Tow Behind
Grill/Smoker, $1,250 OBO.

Family Owned and Operated

(Huntin' a good fit)
Nev/ & Used Car Sales
Motivated Self-Starter -
Honesty & Good Character.
$50,000 plus a year
benefit ,Pkg.

Apply in persor"at

ia 17 Macclenny, FL

BUMRKINS 273 E. Macclenny, Ave.

i450 Good Things
4 to Eat

U-PICK opens
May 30th

630 Mobile Homes
6 for Rent
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer fur-
nished. Cannon Creek MHP
2/2 Units, clean, well maintained,
nice safe park setting, 2 miles to
downtown Lake City, $575 month
+ $575 sec dep, 386-984-8448
13th Month FREE!!
2br /2ba SWMH; also Residential
RV lots for rent between Lake City
& G'ville. Access to 1-75 & 441
(352)317-1326 Call for terms
3/2 S of Lake City, (Branford area)
$400 dep, $600 month
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833

4 bedroom Den, w/d hook up. In
Ft. White. Appliance included.
$800. mo. $500. sec. Call Billie
386-754-6970 or 404-849-8277

330 Livestock &
330 Supplies

Black Angus Cows & Heifers
Prices Vary
Registered & Commercial

361 Farm Equipment
84 Ford 4610 Tractor.
2WD, Solid
2005 motor,$7,500. OBO

407 Computers
Compaq Computer, Many extras.
Complete Computer
386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170

413 Musical
413 Merchandise
Acrosonic Baldwin Piano with real
ivory keys and bench. $1,800 obo.
Call (352)509-1855 leave message

,420 Wanted to Buy

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

430 Garage Sales
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.

440 Miscellaneous
3 PUSH Mowers.
Need TLC. (1) Craftsman,
(1) Bolen (1) Yardman.
$100.00 for all. 386-755-6963
FREE!!! High Quality.
Moving Boxes.
You pick up.
Garage door opener.
Made in USA. $100.00


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Land Clearing

Back Hoe, Dozer, Chopping, root
raking, bush hog, seeding, sod,
disking, site prep, ponds &
irrigation. Free Est! 386-623-3200

Lawn & Landscape Service

Clean Pine Straw,
You pick it up, $1.85 a bale
Delive r.f 100 bales $260
Landscape Maintenance Company
You can trust for knowledge &
pride, Mention this AD!
Mow Green, LLC 386-288-6532


other court approved forms-

Summer Cleaning done your
way. Let me Clean your home be-
fore you leave on Vacation. Come
back h6me & relax. 3862303'1496.



112 Monih PoMtb ail
thivj -nnsvy irsti.pribillltesci0(hC
Education and Trainneg 9ieasteat
FGC areto act a Careerw Psathway
(CP) Lason between lae college and
l five school districts in tMhe series
area, adminis lerCP testing, oversight
of CP student artiiaiiort Inftmtalion,
hep with budgeting end prenning ot
cnsorium funds, routine nial to
Sdifstrict stesto meel with CTE
students and teacher, and provide
inseuuonfvlaining o tfHe Career and
"Lihnic.l Educition (CTE) classroom
toatiw in the t gion, The pon IIn
tus poilion is expected o allocate
time for schediued training,
presenting to CTE faculty and
students. office hours during Mwch
the students may have access to Ihe
Education and Training Specialst
which would Include some eenknq%
and for planning and support foe
programs in the Occupational
Programsdivision Must hold a
Bachelors degree in an appropriate
area and have pubic pmr K-12
teachiing experience. Valid Florida
driver's license.
Salry; $37,500 annuaty, plus benftt
Application Deadline: /241/11
Persons interested should provide
Collegoapplication, vita, and
phtocopis of transcripts. All foreign
transcxipls ust be submlted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and application
available'on web at: www.fgc.,du
Human Resources
Flonda Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake Crty. FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 7544314
Fax (386} 754-4814
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630 Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
DWMH for Rent. 3br/2ba
Handicapped accessible.
$650. mo. $500. Dep. No Pets.
386-984-9634. ask for Amber.
Great area! Very clean 2Br/2Ba,
MH, CH/A, Nice kitchen.
$550. mo. + $200 Dep. NO PETS.
(386)755-0064 or (904)771-5924
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, Lake City & Ft.
White. Contact 386-623-3404
or 386-365-1919
X-Clean 2/2 SW, 8 mi NW of VA.
Clean acre lot, nice area. $500. mo
+ dep No dogs Non-smoking

.. Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
2010 Lot Model 32x80
Den/LR 3BR/2BA
2280SF 1/2" SR
Call Charles @
Royals Homes 754-6737
2010 Lot Model 3BR/2BA
1624 SE 1/2" Sheetrock
Vaulted Ceiling.
Charles @
Royals Homes 754-6737
2011 Claytin Single
.14x76 2BR/2BA
3 walk in Closets
Call Charles @ Royals
Homes 754-6737.
2011 Clayton Homes 4BR/2BA
9' Side Walls,
Energy Star Home
Call Charles @ Royals
Homes 754-6737
2011 Legacy Model 1980 SF
Wood Cab, 3BR/2BA
Deluxe, Int.erior
Call Charles @
Royals Homes 754-6747
2011 SE Triple wide
16" OC Home WZII
Total upgrade call Charles
@ Royals Homes 754-6737
Any Size, Any Shape
we have the home for you
Call Royals Homes @
Architect Designed,
Green Engineered
Energy Homes
@Royals Homes
Ask about our Energy Star Top
Insulation & Windows, Better
Built,Better Comfort, Phil @
Royals Homes 386-754-6737
Custom Built Modular's,
Bring your plans to
Royals Homes
Finance Manager on Site,
Know's how to get it done,
not a Salesman Guessing
Call Phil @ Royals
Homes 386-754-6737
Flashy? Pretty?
Whatabout Construction?
Homesto last a Lifetime
Royals Homes
Hallmark Real Estate. 2004
DWMH just minutes from the riv-
er. Detached carport. Front & back
- screened porches. MLS#7.7398
Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973
Only a Few Left
2010 Models must go!
Call Royals Homes @
Only at Royals Homes
Can your home be
prepared for real brick?
Call Bo @ 754-6737
Pre-Owned 2BR/1 Bath
Priced to move 754-6737
Only @ Royals Homes

Sales Price Doubled?
Not at Royals, Honest people,
Quality Homes.
Call Royals Homes
@ 386-754-6737
Service Manager on Site
makes sure your satisfied, not
someone doing it all
Royals Homes 386-754-6737
There is a Difference.
Just ask our Custoriers
We do-what we say
Call Phil@ Royals Homes

\650 Mobile Home
S650 & Land,
67.5 ac.Ranch, fenced & cross
fenced. Spacious moblie home
w/large front 'deck & RV hookup
MLS 75607 $299,000. Access
Realty. Patti Taylor. 386-623-6896
Century 21/The Darby Rogers Co.
DWMH on 5 ac. 3br/2ba Back 2
ac. fenced. Owners motivated.
Debbie Myles 386-719-1224
MLS# 75830 $99,900
Hallmark Real Estate. 3/2
DWMH 1/2 ac south of town.
Columbia City. Paved frontage,
comer lot. $57,500
MLS#77654 Janet Creel 719-0382
Owner Finance, Nice 3/2, S of
Lake City, small down/$625 mo
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833

Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent

Excellent High Springs.location.
1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor-plans;
some with garages.
Call 386-454-1469
or visit our website:

Downtown Location, Clean.
$500 me, plus Security.
NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456

Great location W of 1-75, spacious
deluxe 2br apts., garage, W/D *
hookup. patio. $600/700 & up, +
See, 386-344-3715 or 965-5560

710 Unfurnished Apt. 805 Lots for Sale
IL)For Rent

The Lakes Apts. Studios & lBr'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 $450. + sec.
Call Michelle 386-752-9626

720 Furnished Apts.
72l For Rent
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
730 Home For Rent

Really cute 2/1 bungelow
with privacy fence for
$575./mo... I
169 SE James St.
3/2 new home with 1106 sf.
204 NW Guerdon Rd.
Nice 3/2 brick home on 1+
acre with fenced back yard.
$875./mo....143 Zebra Terrace
Secluded 3/1.5 brick home
just off SR 47 near 1-75.
$895./mo....3083 SW SR 47
Newer upscale 3/2 home on
..58 acre. Great location with
many upgrades.
$1350./mo...250 SW Wise Dr.
3/2 in Callaway on a
culdesac. Great for entertain-
ing. $1500./mo....
390 SW Wilshire Dr.
Kayla Carbono 386-623-9650
or BJ Federico 386-365-5884.

2 bedroom 1 bath on
5 acres. $700.00 per month.
First, last and security.
* 2BR/1BA Kitchen and Den. on
Alachua. $5000. mo.
First, last & security.
3br/2ba Nice Brick home 1700 sf
for rent comer of Baya &
Defender. $950. mo. $950. dep.
4br/2ba in town.
Good neighborhood. $900. mo
1st & $900 security. No Pets.
Callaway S/D. Beautiful 4/2.
2250sf. 1/2 ac. privacy fenced lot.
Office, g. screened porch., fire-
place, hardwood floors. No pets.
$1500 mo. Avail. 8/1. 623-7617
New 3/2 Brick/HB on 1/2 ac.
w/many upgrades, Lake Jeffery
area. Will consider rent with
option to purchase.
Call 386-752-5035 x 3110
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750 Business &
Office Rentals
FOR LEASE: Downtown office
space. Convenient to
Court house.
Call 386-755-3456
For Lease: E Baya Ave. Two -
1000 sqft office space units or
combined for 2000 sqft. 386-984-
0622 or weekends 386-497-4762
OFFICE SPACE for lease.,
Oak Hill Plaza. 900 sqft
$675mo/$695. sec dep.
Tom 386-961-1086 DCA Realtor
788 S Marion Ave, Commercial
bldg with hwy frontage,
near downtown.
Call Scott Stewart at Westfield
Realty Group. 386-867-3498

770 Condos For Rent

Furnished or unfurnished
Townhomes on the golf course.
$750. mo. plus security. Includes
water. 386-752-9626

790 Vacation Rentals"

Horseshoe Beach ScallopingSpel
Gulf Front 2br, w/lg porch, dock,
fish sink. wkend $395./wk $8995.
"Florida's Last Frontier"

805 Lots for Sale

5'Acre Lot, Secluded & Cleared,
MLS# 67871 $55,000
Call Lisa Waltrip
@ 386-365-5900

Great Package Deal $43,500
Nicely wooded. 3 lots in Emerald
Cove. (1)Private cul-de-sac.
Aaron Nickelson 386-867-3534
Westfield Realty Group

Hallmark Real Estate. Owner
Finance with $5K down.with
terms negotiable. Below assessed
value for the county. MLS# 74484
$17,900 Jay Sears 386-867-1613

Land for Sale. 12 acres in
nice area south of town.
MLS#77469 $55,000
Carrie Cason 386-623-2806
Westfield Realty Group

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810 Home for Sale
3/2 1056 sqft Brick home in town.
Fenced back yard w/12x12 work-
shop Just Reduced! $79,900
MLS# 77414 Call 386-243-8227
R.E.O.Realty Group, Inc
3/2 in Woodhaven w/FIa Room,
fenced back yard MLS#75499,
$114,900 Call Pam @
Remax 386-303-2505 or
4/2 on 10 ac. in Bell. Over 2200
sqft in a country setting. 10x20
frame shade. Bring offers! $89,000
MLS 76582 Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473
4/2 with 1000 sq ft workshop,
fenced yard, 2 car garage, Fairly
new roof & HVAC MLS#77602,
Bring Offers! $169,900,
R.E.O. Realty Group 243-8227
4br brick on .51 ac. comer lot. For-
mal dining and a large open floor
plan. Brick patio. $159,888
MLS 76763 Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473
A Pilots Dream home 3br/2.5ba.
Pool, stocked pond, detached ga-'
rage w/living quarters MLS#77756
$399,900 Westfield Realty
GroupJosh Grecian 386-466-2517
Access Realty Stylish 3/2 + pool
house w/1/2 bath on 2.25 acres.
Rear deck, 2 car garage & carport.
MLS 78103 $194,500.
Patti Taylor.623-6896
Brick 3/1'family home, 4.43 acres.
w/metal roof. MLS# 77415
Short sale acceptance w/lenders
approval. $99,000. 386-243-8227
R.E.O. Realty Group, Inc
Callaway. Beautiful 4/2. 2250sf.
1/2 ac. privacy fenced. Office,
screened porch, fireplc, hardwood
floors. 10x16 shed, new paint/
carpet. $209,900 386-623-7617
Century 21/The Darby Rogers Co.
3br/1. Updated kitchen, bath. Open
living room wall classic & elegant
light fixtures. 386-752-6575
MLS# 78099 $79,900
Century 21/The Darby Rogers Co.
3/2 Iin Spring Estates. 20x40
workshop. Screened back porch 8&
all appliances. Kayla Carbono
623-9650 MLS# 73787 $99,900
Century 21/The Darby Rogers Co.
Picadilly Park All brick 3/2, comer
lot w/inground pool. Screen porch
& fenced yard. Jessica Sheelly
288-2403 MLS# 73787 $115,900
Century 21/The Darby Rogers Co.
Eastside Village 2br/2ba. Extra Ig.
' Master suite. Florida room & 2
sheds. Ginny Smith 386-623-4277
623-4277 MLS# 70160 $79,900
Century 21/The Darby Rogers Co.
Laurel Lake S/D. 4br/2baw/ ap-
prox. 2275 sqft. Fenced backyard,
storage shed. Susan Sloan 386-
965-2847 MLS# 76106 $189,900
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
4br/1.5ba brick. 1332 sq ft. Great
floor plan, nice yard, close to
town. 1 ac landscaped. Lori
Geibeig.MLS# 75713 $84,900
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Remodeled 2/2 (could be 3/2).
Split floor plan. Great home, great
price. Mary Brown Whitehurst
965-0887 MLS# 77943 $105,000
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
3/2'6rick home in Woodcrest. Lg
lot completely fenced. Easy access
.to amenities. Elaine K. Tolar 386-
752-6488 MLS# 78148 $129,900
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
New home in Mayfair. 4 bedroom
on comer lot. Covered Porch.
Elaine K. Tolar 386-752-6488
SMLS# 769,19 $214,900

Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
'3/3 in beautiful area. 2414sqft.
Private yard & patio with storage
bldg. Lori G Simpson 386-365-
'5678 MLS# 78175 $159,900

Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Brick 3/2 on lake front.. Lots of up-
dates. Glassed in room with fantas-
tic views. Lori G Simpson 386-
365-5678 MLS# 78092 $249,900
Country Home 2br/2ba on 5 ac.
detached garage w/workshop.
MLS# 77005 $179,900 Call Roger
Lovelady 386-365-7039
Westfield Realty Group
3BR/2BA built in 2005 w/large
kitchen $115,000
INC. 755-5110 #75794
Nice 3BR/2BA home on
comer lot $112,000
INC. 755-5110 #77307
Eastside Village a 55+ Retirement
Community. lots of Storage. Ig
deck off 2br suite. Carport w/more
storage. MLS# 77462 Eastside
Village Realty, Inc. 752-5290
Eastside Village a 55+ Retirement
Community. 2br/2ba. Lg office
/craft room. Oversized garage.
$89,900 MLS# 71901 Eastside
Village Realty, Inc. 752-5290
Eastside Village a 55+ Retirement
Community. Open floor plan
w/breakfast nook. 2 Ig bedrooms.
$104,999 MLS# 77779 Eastside
Village Realty, Inc. 752-5290 .

Featured Home 55+ acres, 5 pas-
tures fenced & cross fenced. 2,700
sqft, 4br/3ba home built in 1996.
Call for details! 386-243-8227
R.E.O. Realty Group

Fixer Upper on Suwannee River.
Needs TLC. Owner motivated &
will finance. $45,000
MLS 77337 Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473

3BR/2BA w/lots of closet space &
nice lawn $79,900
INC. 755-5110 #76432

810 Home for Sale
Great Starter Home. Well cared
for. New countertops, tile floors &
metal roof. $79,900 MLS#77524
Brodie Alfred 386-623-0906
Westfield Realty Group
Hallmark Real Estate. Brick
home w/fine landscaping. Dream
kitchen w/double pantry.
Split bedroom plan MLS#77846
Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973
Hallmark Real Estate. Country.
Estate. Sit in the swing of the big
oak tree and watch the horses.
graze on l0ac. fenced. 39 ac total.
MLS#78139 Janet Creel 719-0382
Hallmark Real Estate. Pool &
Patio. 3br/2ba. brick home on
1.69 ac. Workshop &
SWMH on property. MLS#78117
Tanya Shaffer 386-397-4766
Home near the River. 3br/2ba,
1470 sqft. needs a little TLC.
MLS#76390 $34,900
Mike Lienemann 386-867-9053
Westfield Realty Group
Home on 15 ac. w/over 2,500 sqft
home.Very Ig bedrooms w/private
baths. 24x24 workshop $235,000
MLS 77552 Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473
Alachua St; remodeled 1,207 SqFt
home $82,900
INC. 755-5110 #77724
Hallmark Real Estate. 2006
2200SF home. 2br/2ba w/mother-
in-law suite, 4 car garage, endless
hot water heater. MLS# 77547
$309,900 Jay Sears 386-867-1613
Hallmark Real Estate. 3br/2ba
new roof & AC. Comes w/SWMH
& 30x30 steel bldg. Completely
fenced. MLS# 76752
$179,900 Jay Sears 386-867-1613
Just Reduced 3/2 home, inside city
limits, fenced backyard, detached
carport w/office MLS#77411
$79,900 Call R.E.O.Realty,
@ 386-243-8227 Make Offer!
Just Reduced. 4/2 on 1.57 acres,
fireplace, partially fenced, MLS#
77412, Call Nancy Rogers at
R.E.O. Realty Group.
386-243-8227 $64,900
Lg..4/3 family home. 16x20
screened porch, workshop. 4.5 ac.
fenced/cross fenced MLS 74339
$229,900. N Fla Homeland Real-
ty Darlene Hart 386-288-2878
Lg. home on 1 ac. Granite floors
throughout. 4br/2ba. Nice open
kitchen'&. Florida room. $148,000
MLS 77292 Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473
Like New. 3br/2ba on 3 ac. New
kitchen cabinets, counters, carpet
& more. $179,900 MLS#77372
Charlie Sparks 386-755-0808
Westfield Realty Group
Remodeled kitchenmin this
2BR/1BA home $29,900
INC. 755-5110 #77505
Mayfield S/D, nice fenced in back
yard w/small lake behind property.
Very nice. $99,888
MLS 77092 Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473
Neat as a pin! Split floor plan
w/well manicured lawn. 10x12
storage shed. $129K MLS 77932
Darlene Hart 386-288-2878
N Fla Homeland Realty

Owner Financ.. Custom built 3/2.5
10.8 ac. Granite, fireplace, vaulted'
ceilings, surround sound. lanai,
gazebo. MLS 77382 Access Real-
ty. Patti Taylor.$249K 623-6896

Remax Professionals Charming
w/many upgrades. 3br/2ba. 2 mas-
ter suites. MLS# 76779, $105,000
Missy Zecher @ 386-623-0237

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Remax Professionals Motivated
seller. All brick family home
w/many upgrades. MLS# 78168;
Missy Zecher 386-623-0237

Remax Professionals Spacious
home on comer lot. Private access
to Lake Jeffery. MLS# 77783,
Missy Zecher @ 386-623-0237
Spacious 4/2 home on 1 ac, Split
floor plan. Great neighborhood.
Easy access to 1-75 $220K MLS
77859 N Fla Homeland Realty
Darlene Hart 386-288-2878
SPACIOUS home built in
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fenced MLS#77562 $99,900
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Professionals 386-303-2505
Well Maintained 3/2 on dead-end
street, quiet, country, close to
downtown $105,000 MLS#77800
Lisa Waltrip 386-365-5900
Westfield Realty Group
Well Maintained 3/2 w/open floor
plan,on 1/2 acre, fenced, shed
MLS# 78136 $134,900
Call Pam Beauchamp @ Remax
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820 Farms &
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4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road.
Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd
Owner Financing! NO DOWN!
$59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018.

4 acres, Wellborn, New Well
installed, Beautifully wooded
w/cleared Home Site, owner fin,
no down, $39,900, $410 mon .
6.45 ac river front property in
White Springs, cloe to Big Shoals.
Covered shelter for entertaining.
MLS# 77417 $124,888 386-243-
8227 R.E.O. Realty Group, Inc

820 Farms &
2 Acreage
Bring the horses. Peaceful &
ready for your home. Convenient
location. $38,000 MLS#76264
Millard Gillen 386-365-7001
Westfield Realty Group
FARM- 7 stall barn, Apt.
17+ acres cross fenced.
Close in $950. mo.
Half to ten acre lots. Some w/
well, septic, pp. We finance; low
dwn pmt. Deas Bullard Properties.
Look at all the Upgrades
s Completely remodeled.
$106,500 MLS#77483
Brodie Alfred 386-623-0906
Westfield Realty Group
Pretty piece of land. 2 acres close
to interstate 75 for under 20K.
Mobile Homes or residential ok.
MLS# 77400 Call 386-243-8227
R.E.O. Realty Group, Inc

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cial Business Location on South
Main w/offices & service bldg.
Frontage, warehouse & storage
MLS#76280 Janet Creel 719-0382
Prime Commercial Location.
Just across from plaza. Frontage
on Baya w/2 curbcuts. $350,000
MLS# 77485 Call 386-243-8227
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Dance brought local high school

teacher back from serious injury

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olumbia High School French
teacher Carol Wise, 62, was
told she'd never fully recover
from a fall she took down
cement stairs in August 2010,
breaking her shoulder and foot in three
Buit now, less than a year later. Wise
has 100 percent use of her foot and
almost that same amount in range of
motion in her arm and shoulder.
What does Wise attribute that recovery
to? '
Tap dancing, which she has partici-
pated in for the past 17 years.
"Due, I believe, to 17 years of dance. I
was more flexible than I would have been
otherwise," she said, "'and have regained
100 percent use of my foot and 97 percent
use of my arm and shoulder."
Her doctors agreed that dance was part
of the remedy, Wise said.
'They said between having done dance
exercises before and alie. '.
that that hastened my recovery," she said.
Dance in many forms has always been
a part of Wise's life due to her upbring-
ing, she said.
"I comrr from an ethnic background in
Chicago," she said. "All of my relatives
all knew how to Polka and Cha Cha and
at every occasion, we would dance. We
would have a live band for every wedding
and for every anniversary. That was a big
part of it, dancing."
Wise enrolled her daughter. Jeanine,
in dance classes early, but her daughter
was ready to quit and pursue other
activities when she entered middle
school. Wise began taking tap classes at
age 45 to keep her daughter from quit-
"She (her daughter) said, "I won't stop
if you signup for the adult tap class,' "
Wise said.'
Tap dance was her choice because it
is a "happy dance" and can be done to all-
types of music, Wise said.
"Even if you've had a hard day artwork
and you're dragging out of the door and
can barely make it to the car, you hear
the music and you put your shoes on and
you feel better," she said.
For th'e past, 10 years, Wise has
been tap dancing in the adult class
at Lake City Dance Arts under the
instruction of Laurie Schmidt, the
studio's owner.
Wise missed three months of teaching
at school and almost the entire Fall 2010
semester of dance when she had' her -
injury, for which she underwent surgery

Determination, a love of tap dancing and the chance to wear snazzy costumes motivated
Carol Wise, 62, to recover from a fall down concrete steps, which left her with a broken left
shoulder and a left foot shattered in three places. Wise, a Columbia High School French
teacher, completed 200 hours of physical therapy and beat the odds. She regained 97 per- .
cent of the range of motion in her shoulder, where doctors only predicted 60 to 70 percent. 'I
strive to excel,' Wise joked.

on her foot, spent three weeks in a nurs-
ing home and three months confined to a
"'With one foot and one,1 and, I could
do almost nothing for myself," she said.
Doctors predicted Wise would only
have 60 to 70 percent range of motion
in her arm and shoulder and would
have problems with her foot, but
approximately 200 hours of hard work
in physical therapy for about seven
months proved to be successful for
Wise's recovery, especially when some
of the exercises were those she'd done"
in dance.
"So many of the exercises we were
doing were the same as dance exer-
cises that I'd been doing right along,"
Wise said. '"They just call them different'
Determination was also a necessary
factor in the recovery process.
"I was bound and determined if they
said to do 15 repetitions with the weights,
I would do 30, Wise said. "I would do as
much as I could to get back to where I
Wise returned to tap class in January,
working her way up to being able to
dance a routine in Lake City Dance Arts'
spring recital, which was held June 4 and
5. Dancing in that recital was a goal for
Wise, since a physical therapist had told
her she wouldn't be tap dancing "any time
"By somebody saying, You're not going
to be able do it,' I said, Well, well see,' '
Wise said. '"This particular recital meant a
lot to me since I was. able to get out there
and shuffle-ball-change."
People approached Wise after the
recital to tell her how her story had
encouraged them. Schmidt also noted
that Wise's dancing is inspirational to her
other students.
"The little ones see it and hopefully
they see that it lasts a lifetime," Schmidt
Tap-dancing is an activity she always
looks forward to, Wise said, and keeps
her life balanced.
"Life gets entirely too serious," she
said. "There is a lot of conflict, there's a
lot of trouble and with teaching teenag-
ers, sometimes your day does not go well,
sometimes there's conflicts and moodi-
ness or problems," she said. "But it (tap
*dancing) is a joyful part of my life and it
puts balance in your life."
After being injured and spending time
in a wheelchair, tapping the steps in a tap
dance is liberating for Wise.
"It's like flying after being confined,"
she said.

Phots by JASON MATTHEW WALKERLake City Reporter
LEFT: Laurie Schmidt, Wise's
dance teacher and Lake City
Dance Arts owner, stretches out
Wise's left shoulder in a port de
bras maneuver. 'It took me three
days to open a Listerine bottle,'
Wise said. 'I would do as much as
I could to get back to where I was.'
FAR LEFT: You'd never know it
now, but Wise was confined to a
wheelchair for three months and
had to undergo roughly 200 hours
of physical therapy during a seven-
month period, including three
weeks in a nursing home.




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many seniors from launch-
ing new careers or hobbies
and enjoying rich social
However, aging can
change our priorities and
abilities, and many seniors
who like to stay in touch
with friends and family may
want to consider this when
purchasing new phones.
Here are some tips to
help you choose senior-
friendly phones.

Home phones
A loss of nearsighted
vision is normal with age,
so when choosing a land-
line home phone, it makes
sense to choose one with
a large display and large
Large -buttons are not
only easy to read, but
are more comfortable for.
individuals experiencing
loss of manual dexterity
or arthritis. For example,
the Arthritis Foundation
recently recognized a
phone from Panasonic, the
cordless KX-TG6592, for
ease of use due to larger-
than-usual buttons.
And factor-in hear-
ing loss, as well. Because
everyone hears differently,
a phone that only ampli-
I fies sound may not always
be the answer. The loudest
phones aren't, always the
clearest sounding.
with tone controls, such as
those in the Panasonic KX-
.TG6590 series that have tone
equalizers that maximize
clarity and accommodate for
hearing loss by allowing the
user to control the bass, mid-
.range and treble tones in a
caller's voice. And look f6r
'phones with talking caller ID
and answering systems that
enable seniors to screen call-
ers without getting up.
To compare home phone
features for you or your
loved one, visit www.pana-

Cell phones
Some people nix cam-
eras or text messaging on
phones for seniors, claim-

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Many phone options are available to seniors.

ing they're unnecessary
complications. However,
proud grandparents will
gladly learn to work phone,
cameras to show off pic-
tures of grandkids. And for
seniors on fixed budgets,
text messaging is great for
relaying short, necessary
messages to family and
friends without using pre-
cious minutes.
Web capability is often,
" ot a necessity for seniors,
and touehscreeris can, be
a manual dexterity jump.
But for the adamant, a palm
device with a stylus is a
great compromise. Also,
when choosing a phone
and plan, consider what the
rest of the family uses, as
many companies offer free
minutes to individuals on
the same service.
And remember the little
things. Some keypad locks

and chargers are easier to
use, particularly for some-
one with arthritis. .And
size makes a difference:
You may have to trade-
off between a big screen
and big buttons, based on
needs, but weight is cru-
cial. Nobody should feel
weighed down by a cell
"Whether you're opting
for a cell phone or -land-
line co0nfiection, or both,
it's important to choose a
phone with features that
support your lifestyle and
communication habits,"
says Bill Taylor, President
of Panasonic *" System
Networks Company of
With a little effort, you
can find phones that fit
your unique needs.

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Seniors face Medicare cost barrier for cancer meds

Associated Press

Chemotherapy is now avail-
able in a pill, but if you have
Medicare, you may not be
able to afford it.
That's what happened to
Rita Moore when she took
her prescription for a medi-
cation to treat kidney can-
cer to her local drugstore.
She was stunned when
the pharmacist told her a
month's supply 'of the pills
would cost $2,400, more
than she makes.
Medicare prescription
plans that cover seniors
like Moore are allowed
to charge steep copay-
ments for the latest cancer,
drugs, which can cost tens
of thousands of dollars a
year. About 1 in 6 benefi-
ciaries are not filling their
prescriptions, according to
recent research that sug-
gests a worrisome trend.
Officials at Medicare
say they're not sure what
happens to those patients
- whether they get less
expensive older drugs
that sometimes work as
well, or they just give up.
Traditionally, cheniothera-
py has been administered
intravenously at a clinic or
doctor's office. Pills are a
relatively new option that
may represent the future of
cancer care.
Moore, 65, was oper-
ated on in February for
an advanced form of kid-

ney cancer. As she faced
a life-and-death struggle,
both her cancer and-kid-
ney specialists agreed
a drug called Sutent
offered the best chance.
It's a capsule you can
take at home.
But Moore was, ,unprd-
pared for what happened
when she went to fill her
"I cried," said Moore,

who lives in the small
central California town of
Corcoran. "What can you,
do whei the only thing out
there that can maybe give
you some quality of life is.
unaffordable? I was devas-
tated. I didn't know what
to do,"
Private insurance com-
panies that deliver the,
Medicare prescription ben-
efit say the problem is that

.drug makers charge too
much for the medications,
some of which were devel-
oped from taxpayer-funlded
.research. The pharmaceu-
tical industry faults insur-
ers, saying copayments on
drugs are higher than cost-
sharing for other medical
services, such as hospital
Some experts blame the
design of the Medicare

prescription benefit itself,
because it allows insurers
to put expensive drugs on
a so-called "specialty tier"
with copayments equiva-
lent to 25 percent or more
of the cost of the medica-
Drugs for multiple scle-
rosis, rheumatoid arthritis
and hepatitis C also wind
up on specialty tiers, along
with the new anti-cancer

pills. Medicare supplemen-
tal insurance Medigap
- doesn't cover those
"This is a benefit
design issue," said Dan
Mendelson, president of
Avalere Health, a research
firm that collaborated in
a recent medical journal
study on the consequences
of high copayments for the
new cancer drugs.


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Seniors: Share your medical

history with your family

Do your relatives know
the facts about your per-
sonal medical history?
What about your family
history and their risk for
A recent survey
found that 96 percent of
Americans believe it's
important to know their
family medical history, yet
only a third actually gather
specifics, according to the
U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.
This has public health
officials concerned, as a
number of diseases, such
as diabetes, cancer and
depression, have been
known to run in families.
For example, while one
in six American men will
be diagnosed with pros-
tate cancer in his life-
time, that figure jumps
to one in three for men
with a family history of
the disease, according
to the Prostate Cancer
Foundation (PCF). And
women with a family
history of breast cancer
have a fourfold greater
chance of developing it
than average women,
even if they don't have
the genes associated
with increased risk of it,
according to research
by the University of
"Knowing your fam-.
ily history can save your
life, since survival rates
are highest when can-
cer is caught early," says
Dan Zenka, senior vice
president of communica-.
tions at PCF. "This sim-
ple knowledge gives doc-
tors vital insight when it
comes to patient assess-

ment and care."
However, gathering a
family history can be
difficult. Even when
doctors try to collect
such patient data, most
patients don't know the
details. That's why it's
important older rela-
tives share their medical
histories with .younger
PCF recommends col-
lecting family medical his-
tories at family reunions
and holidays. Some
thoughtful strategies can
help ease your relatives
into an open conversation
about health:
Share your purpose.
Explain that you're creat-
ihg a record the. whole
family can use to receive
better health care.
Provide multiple
choices. Some people may
be more willing to share
health information in face-
to-face conversations, oth-
ers by phone or e-mail.
Let them choose.
Speak less, listen
more. Keep your ques-
tions short and neutral.
Medical diseases are not
moral failings, but feel-
ing judged is likely to get
your relatives to clam up.
So listen without com-
Respect privacy. Just
because this information
*is to be shared, there's no
need to make Uncle Jim's
prostate problems the
focus of discussion at the
next family barbeque.
You can keep your fam-
ily medical history cur-
rent by using free Web
services such as the gov-
ernment's Family Health


Reunions are a great time to collect family histories.

Portrait Tool, available at
gov. After information is
collected about grandpar-
ents, parents, siblings,
children, aunts, uncles

and cousins, it organiz-
es it into a diagram for
health care profession-
als to better individualize
diagnosis, treatment and
prevention plans.

To find out more about
how your family history
can affect your risk for
diseases such as prostate
cancer, visit
Then take the oppor-

tunity to collect a family
history the next time your
family is together. It might
just save a life.

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Airlines collected $3.4B in bag fees in '10

Associated Press Airlines Reporter

NEW YORK Passengers
hate them, but airlines can't
afford to give .them up -
those aggravating bag fees.
U.S. airlines collected
$3.4 billion for checked lug-
gage last year, according to
a government report issued
Monday. That's up 24 percent
from 2009 and a big reason the
industry made money again
after three years of losses.
In 2010, the major airlines
made a combined $2.6 billion
in profits, less than they col-
lected in bag fees. The fees
- typically $50 round-trip for
the first piece of checked lug-
gage and $70 for the second
- allow the industry to navi-
gate between rising fuel costs
and customers who expect
rock-bottom airfares.
"If it weren't for the fees,
the airlines would most likely
be losing money," said Jim
Corridore, airline analyst with
Standard & Poor's.
That's little comfort to fli-
ers who have increasingly felt
nickel-and-dimed by the air-
lines and now face a summer
of higher airfares and packed
"I feel like I am constant-
ly being hit by little things
by the airlines," said Lauren
DiMarco, a stay-at-home
mother fronlWenham, Mass.
"We're already paying so
much money."
Delta generated the most
revenue from bag, fees -
$952 million followed by
the combined United and
Continental at nearly $655
million. American collected
$580 million and US Airways
$513 million, according to the
Department ofTransportation.
None of those fees are subject
to taxes.
,Airlines aggressively raised
ticket prices early in the year.
But those increases couldn't
keep up with the price of jet
fuel, now 37 percent more
than last year. Some more
recent attempts to raise fares
have failed because passen-

gers balked at paying more.
So. instead, the airlines
focus on fees.
"Unfortunately, for the air-
lines wvhen they try to roll $50
into the ticket prices, people
stop buying tickets," said Rick
Seaney CEO of FareCompare.
Earlier this month, Delta
and United ,raised f6es
to check a second bag .to
Europe. Delta also added' a
fee for second bags checked
to Latin America and ended
its $2 discount for paying fees
in advance online. Last week,
several airlines did remove
excess-baggage fees for the
military after Delta charged a
group of 14 soldiers returning
from Afghaiistan $200 each.
A YouTube video 'of two of
the soldiers complaining was
viewed almost 200,000 times
in one day. -
American Airlines intro-
duced fees for the first
checked bag in 2008 as the
price of oil skyrocketed. The
other airlines, except JetBlue'
and Southwest, have since
followed and progressively
increased those charges.
Southwest has used its refusal
to charge fees as a marketing
Many fliers are still unaware
of the fees or don't realize
how much they have to pay
until they arrive at the airport
ticket counter.
"They find out very quickly
when they, are asked to pull
out their credit card," Seaney
The airlines aren't alone in
charging fees that irk cus-
tomers. For instance, banks
charge customers to use out-
of-network ATMs -and- levy
fees for insufficient balances.
But there is something espe-
cially irritating about .paying
a fee just before you board a
plane for your long-awaited
Buoyed by the success
with bag fees, the airlines
-are charging for all sorts of
They are now selling pas-
sengers the option to board

early, get more leg room and
to earn extra frequent flier
miles. There are also fees
for oversized bags, changing
tickets, making a reservation
over the phone and on
some airlines -, reserving a
seat in advance.
Fees for changing reser-
vations or placing them via
phone generated $2.3 bil-
lion for the airlines in 2010,
down 3 percent from the year
before. The Department of
Transportation expects to
release more figures on the
other fees at a later date.
All of these fees add up to
about 6 to 7 percent of overall
airline revenue.
For families looking to
book a vacation, the fees can
add up. That $98 round-trip
fare on a discount airline like
Spirit isn't such a deal when
you tack on $45 each way for
a carry-on plus $20 to get an
assigned seat and $3 for a
bottle of water.
"It makes it very difficult
for comparison shopping,"
said Anne Banas, executive
editor of travel advice site
New rules from the
Department of Transportation
will require airlines, starting
Aug. 23, to "prominently dis-
close all potential fees" on
their websites prior to a ticket
purchase. In the meantime,
fliers just need to do their
research before heading to
the airport.
Henry Harteveldt, an air-
line analyst with Forrester
Research, said airlines have
done a poor job of explain-
ing the fees to customers.
Still, despite the bad public-
ity, if given the chance to do
it all over again, Harteveldt
said the airlines certainly
He expects more charges
in the future. A checked-
bag fee based on distance
flown is one possibility. Or
fees could be cheaper if a
ticket is purchased months
in advance but much more
expensive if paid on the day
of travel.

Bags are seen on a luggage carousel in the Philadelphia International Airport
Monday in Philadelphia. The government said Monday that airlines collected
$3.4 billion in baggage fees last year, up 24 percent from 2009.


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Keeping muscles healthy as you age

Poor nutrition,
lack of exercise
are the enemies.

Did you know you have
more than 600 muscles
in your body, including
your tongue, heart and
When exerted, your
muscles pull against your
skeleton,-causing your
bones to become strong
and durable. But a lack
of exercise and nutrition
can compromise your
muscle strength, espe-
cially as you age.
"The average person
can lose 8 percent of mus-
cle tissue every 10 years
after the age of 40," says
Dr. Vonda Wright, ortho-
pedic surgeon, medical
researcher and author of
"Fitness After 40." "When
it comes to muscle, if you
don't use it, you'll lose it."
In addition to age, a
sedentary lifestyle and
poor nutrition can lead
to loss of muscle. Many ,
people are surprised to
learn that a sedentary
person may have 40 to 50
percent body fat. On the
flip side, muscle burns
more calories than fat
during daily activities,
including sitting.
A serious, temporary
illness or injury or a diet
lacking proper nutrition,
especially protein, can
also cause a loss in mus-
cle mass. So muscle loss
is not just a concern of
the middle-aged or inac-
tive, but for anyone who
wants to stay healthy and
STo find out if your
muscles are in good
shape, try the push-up
test. Men of any age
should be able to do 11
and women should .be
able to complete eight.
If you fall short of your
gpal, don't despair. You
still have time to build
muscle strength with
these tips:
Feed your muscle.
Proteins are the build-
ing blocks of muscle.
Get your protein daily
from meat, poultry, fish,
nuts, eggs and beans.
You can also augment
your diet with health-
ful protein and nutrition
shakes, such as Ensure
Muscle Health shakes,
which contain Revigor
(a source of HMB, an
amino-acid metabolite),
and 13 grams of protein
to help rebuild muscle
and strength naturally
lost over time. They are
perfect for a snack on
the go.
Get aerobic exercise.,
Try to get.between 30
to 60 minutes of blood-
pumping exercise daily
to build muscle endur-
ance. And stretch your,
muscles before and after
to prevent injury.
Carry a load.
Resistance training is
also essential to keep-
ing your muscles strong
and limber and retain-
ing bone density. Use
weights or the resistance
of your own body weight
to build your strength.
"We live in an amazing
time when we really are
able to have some con-.
trol over how we age,"
says Dr. Wright. "In fact,
there's new evidence
that boomers and seniors
who exercise three to
five times a week are
able to retain lean mus-
cle like younger athletes.
So don't let your age
discourage you from liv-
ing a healthier, active life
For more informa-
tion about maintaining
healthy muscles and

to read more of Dr.
Wright's tips, visit www. Then get
started rebuilding your
muscle strength. After
all, this is the only body
Syou have. .
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You can rebuild muscle strength at any age.


withdraw $3B

from, stock

funds in May

AP Personal Finance Writer

money in May:
Foreign stock funds:

Despite the war in Libya
BOSTON Investors and heightened politi-
last month appea.;ed to cal unrest in the Middle
follow the adage "Sell in East, investors added a
May," interrupting their net $6.6 billion to funds
recent return to the stock that buy foreign stocks.
market. Bond funds:
They withdrew $2.7 Investors added a net
billion more than they $19.9 billion to taxable
deposited into stock bond funds, a category
mutual funds in May, that includes corporate
snapping a four-month bonds. That was the big-
string of net deposits gest haul since October,
that began in January, when net deposits totaled
Strategic Insight said on $21 billion. Through the
Monday. first five months of the
Bond funds and funds year; taxable bond funds
buying foreign stocks attracted $79 billion in
attracted net deposits, net deposits.
as investors became About $200 million
less confident about the was withdrawn in May
U.S. stock market amid from municipal bond
signs that the economic funds, which buy
recovery is weakening, the debt of state and
the New York-based local governments.
fund industry consul- Investors -have been
tant said. pulling ou,, of muni
Yet investors have put bonds since early
a net $39 billion into November, fearingthat
U.S. stock funds during states and cities are en
the first five months of. critically poor finaii
2011. That marks a shift cial shape. Through
in sentiment after inves- the first five months
tors began withdrawing of this year, the net
more than they depos- withdrawal total is $32
ited each month follow- billion. Maiy's compar-
ing the stock market atively nibdest total
meltdown in 2008, while suggests fewer wor-
bond funds attracted ries about muni .bond
net deposits. That trend defaults, Strategic
held up long after .stock Insight said.
prices began to recover Money-market
in March 2009. funds: A net $8 billion
. But May was the; was withdrawn from
first down month.- for ', these funds, designed to
the Standard & Poor's 'be safe harbors where
500 since August 2010. investors can tempo-
The stock index -fell rarily park cash and
1.4 percent as inves- quickly access it when
tors reacted to disap- 'needed. Their appeal
pointing news about has dimmed because
the economy, as well returns have been bare-
as high gas prices, tor- ly above zero since early
nadoes and flooding in 2009.
the South, and the debt Exchange-traded
crisis in Europe.. funds: A net $6.5 billion
Further setbacks in was withdrawn from
the economic recov- ETFs, which bundle
ery may lead to vola- together investments
tile short-term moves in in a particular market
and out of stock funds index. Unlike mutual
"as investor confidence funds, they can be trad-
waxes and wanes," said ed during'daily sessions
Avi Nachmany, research just like stocks. May's
director with Strategic withdrawal of money
Insight. from ETFs:snapptd an
Other details of fow eight-month string of
investors moved their net deposits.

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