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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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John H. Perry
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October 19, 2011
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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CMS Professional Staffing
named mentoring group's
Entrepreneur of the Year.
Chris Samson, owner of CMS Professional
Staffing, was named SCORE's Entrepreneur of
the Year Tuesday night at an awards banquet
that featured another successful business once
mentored by SCORE, Vera Bradley.



"I'm very proud," said Samson after receiv-
ing Entrepreneur of the Year for his medical
staffing business. "I'm just kind of in shock
right now. I'm grateful to my staff and fam-
ily for sticking with me." He said the award
was the biggest honor he's received in his
12 years of business. Samson said SCORE
has provided guidance for his business and
helped him with complicated paperwork.
Entrepreneur of the Year finalists Tom and
Marie Foster of Ruppert's Bakery; Karen
Green of GeGee's Studio and Spa; and Steve
Briscoe of First Street Music were also
recognized during the banquet held in the

Florida Gateway College Howard Conference
While SCORE used to be a network of
retired entrepreneurs and business execu-
tives,, it now has both working and retired
counselors mentoring small businesses, said
Sheri Carder, SCORE member and business
teacher at Florida Gateway College. The
Suwannee Valley chapter has 13 volunteers
who provide free business counseling and
advice to all types of businesses.
Alice Liang, 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year
'SCORE continued on 3A

ABOVE RIGHT: Chris Samson (right), owner of CMS Professional Staffing, jokes with Jill Nichols, Vera Bradley executive vice president, as she con-
gratulates,him on winning the trophy for SCORE's Entrepreneur of the Year Tuesday night at the organization's annual award dinner. TOP LEFT: John
Pierce (right), of SCORE, presents Steve Briscoe a certificate Tuesday for making it to the finals of Entrepreneur of the Year. CENTER LEFT: Tom
and' Marie Foster, owners of Ruppert's Bakery, pose for a photograph after receiving a certificate for making it to the finals of Entrepreneur of the Year.
BOTTOM LEFT: Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Karen Green, 'owner of GeGee's Studio and Spa, receives a certificate from John Pierce Tuesday
night at SCORE's annual awards dinner at Florida Gateway College.

First SS raises since '09 coming

Associated Press
Security recipients will get a raise
in'January their first increase
in benefits since 2009. It's expect-
ed to be about 3.5 percent

Some 55 million beneficiaries
will find out for sure Wednesday
when a government inflation
measure that determines the
annual cost-of-living adjustment
is released.
Congress adopted the mea-
sure in the 1970s, and since then

it has resulted in annual benefit
increases averaging 4.2 percent.
iBut there was no COLAt in 2010
or 2011 because inflation was
too low. That was small comfort
to the millions of retirees and
disabled people who have seen
retirement accounts dwindle and

home values drop during the
period of economic weakness,
said David Certner, legislative
policy director for the AARP
"People certainly feel like they are
falling behind, and these are modest
income folks to begin with, so every
dollar counts," Certner said.

to grow
The former Food Bank
of Suwannee Valley
has a new home and
a new name. The
Florida Gateway Food
Bank can hold more
than twice as much
food as the previous
facility. The grand
opening of the new
structure, at 53 NW
Railroad Street, was
Tuesday, as pictured

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The Columbia County
Commission will discuss
redistricting at tomorrow
night's meeting.
County Manager Dale
Williams said the county is
required to create new voting
district boundaries every 10
years after the U.S. Census is
The coun-
ty's goal is to
establish five
voting dis-
tricts, each
with approx-
imately the
same num-
ber of peo- Williams
ple, he said.
District 1, the county'ss
court-ordered minority voting
district, is the one that will see
the greatest change, Williams
said. He estimated about 1,000
residents will be added to the
minority district, which was
created in the mid 1980s.
The challenge in District 1
will be to add new residents
while keeping the existing
racial balance intact Williams
expressed confidence that
redistricting can be done with-
out a court challenge.
Liz Horne, the county's'

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A Lake City man faces fel-
ony charges stemming from
a domestic violence incident
Monday in which he allegedly
threatened a woman with a
knife, police reports said.
Rashaun Latrez Spencer,
21, address
was charged
with aggra-
vated bat-
tery with a
deadly weap-
intent to kill) Spencer

dent He was booked into the
Columbia County Detention
Facility on $5,000 bond.
According to Columbia
County Sheriff's Office
reports, Monday deputies
responded to a Britt Place
address in reference to a
disturbance and spoke to a
woman who said Spencer was
angry and confronted her
while she was holding a baby.
The woman claimed
Spencer grabbed her and put
a knife to her throat and took
the child. She said when she
gave him the child, he put
the knife down and she later
threw it out the back door.
KNIFE continued on 3A

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honored. roundup.

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Nine women were honored at the
annual Women in Hollywood event,
yet two ladies in particular stole the
show. .
Viola Davis surprised her fel-
low honorees and an audience of
Hollywood insiders Monday night by
announcing she had adopted a baby.
And Barbra Streisand was repeat-
edly credited by fellow honorees
such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Evan,
Rachel Wood, Freida Pinto, Naomi
Watts and Davis for being the inspi- .
ration for their success.
It was a love fest that continued
throughout the evening at the 18th
annual celebration of the industry's
leading ladies sponsored by Elle
- magazine at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Jennifer Aniston told the 69-year-
old entertainer that she loved her,
and Pinto said onstage that "shar-
ing the same oxygen" as Streisand
was an incredible birthday gift. The
actress turns 27 Tuesday.
"You're a legend not only in
Hollywood but literally all over the
world," the "Slumdog Millionaire"
star told Streisand.
Oscar-winning director Kathryn
Bigel9w introduced Streisand as "a
world icon" and "somebody who has
mastered virtually every art form
imaginable: directing, acting, com- '
posing, singing, producing, waiting."
Streisand returned the love in
kind, congratulating her fellow hon-
orees, which also included actress
Elizabeth Olsen and DreamWorks
Studios chief Stacey Snider.
"They're all so charming, so well
spoken, and so thin," Streisand said,
adding, "I ate the chocolate cake."
Streisand said that only seven
percent of the top 250 films were
directed by women and she urged
her colleagues to be fearless about
moving forward in the entertainment
"Let's be .bold and don't wait for
the phone to ring," she said. "Create

Afternoon: N/A
Evening: N/A


and others honored

Actresses Jennifer Aniston (right) and Reese Witherspoon pose together at
the 18th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif.,
Monday. The dinnerycelebrates women's achievements in film.

your own material. Tell me a story."

Bieber to donate some
CD sales to charity
NEW YORK Justin Bieber is in
.the holiday spirit The singer is the
first artist on the Universal Music
roster to have part of his album sales
benefit charity.
Partial sales
from "Under the
SMistletoe," his
Christmas album
that is out Nov. 1,
will go to various
Biebert charities, including
BPencils of Promise
and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.'
Universal Music Group in the par-
ent company to labels like Interscope
Records and'Island Def Jam Music
Group. Its roster includes Eminem,
Rihanna and Kanye West
Bieber said he isn't sure how
much of tle sales will go to charity

but thanks his team for helping him
achieve his goal of wanting to help
others. .
"Under the Mistletoe" features col-
laborations with MariakhCarey and
Boyz II.Men, among others.

Letter 'G' goes missing at
Scrabble championship
WARSAW, Poland.--Two com-
petitors at the World Scrabble
Championships were asked to empty
their pockets when a letter "G" went
An official said Tuesday that the
disappearance. of the tile occurred
during the international event He
said that led'to a search on and
under the table, and that both play-
ers "were asked to show the con-
tents of their pockets."
The' missing letter was nowhere
to be found, so the referee added
another "G" to the letters. .
* Associated Press

Celebrity Birthdays

* Rock singer-musician
Patrick Simmons is 63.
* Talk show host Charlie
Chase is 59.
* Rock singer-musician Karl
Wallinger (World Party) is 54.
* Singer Jennifer Holliday
is 51.
* Boxer Evander Holyfield
is 49.
* TV host Ty Pennington is
' Rock singer-musician Todd
Park Mohr is 46.

0 Actor Jon Favreau is 45.
E Amy Carter is 44.
0 "South Park" co-creator
Trey Parker is 42.
N Chris Kattan is 41.
N Actor Omar Gooding is 35.
N Country singer Cyndi
Thomson is 35.
* Writer-director Jason
Reitrhan is 34.
* Actor Benjamin Salisbury
is 31.
* Actress Gillian Jacobs is

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Man jailed in case
of officer's stolen ID
HOLIDAY Authorities
said a Mexican immigrant
is accused of using the
stolen identity of a Texas
police officer for more
than a decade.
Pasco County Sheriffs
deputies said Sergio
SMorales Esquivel, 51,
turned himself in to
authorities on Monday.
Deputies said Esquivel
broke into the car of Jorge
Luis Moreno and stole his
" wallet in the late 1990s.
Moreno lives in Edinburg,
Moreno learned of the
identity theft when he was
recently denied a car loan.
He looked at his credit
report and found a $22,683
loan taken out in his name
in Pasco County.
Deputies said U.S.
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement authori- '
ties have been notified.
Esquivel s being held
without bail.

Womn gets
$200K phone bill
Florida woman got a shock
when she opened a recent
cell phone bill: she owed
It was no mistake.
Celina Aarons has her
two deaf-mute brothers
on her plan. They commu-
nicate by texting and use
their phones to watch vid-
eos. Normally, that's not a
problem. Aarons has the
appropriate data plan and
her bill is about $175.
But her brothers spent
two weeks in Canada and
Aarons never changed to
an international plan. Her
brothers sent over 2,000
texts and also downloaded
videos, sometimes racking
up $2,000 in data charges.
T-Mobile told Aarons
the bill was correct She
called Miami TV station
WSVN, which contacted

Walk like a zombie
Zombies David North (left) and Julie Simpson participate in
the Zombie Walk at the fifth annual Zombicon on Saturday in
Fort Myers. The event also included a zombie wedding and a
"Walk Like a Zombie" acting workshop. The .organizers also
attempted a world record for the largest gathering of zombies..

T-Mobile. T-Mobile cut
Aarons' bill to $2,500 and
gave her six months to

Doctors using
new drug database
Doctors.and pharmacists
can now use Florida's
prescription drug tracking
The database js
designed to help crack
down on "pill mills"
that sell painkillers to
addicts and drug dealers.
Physicians and pharma-
cists on Monday could
begin getting data from
the monitoring system to
check on their patients.
It's intended weed
out bogus patients obtain-
ing excessive amounts of
The system overcame
political, legal and financial
Law enforcement offi-
cials said the failure to
have such a system until
now has helped make
Florida the nation's epicen-
ter for prescription drug

Fewer ex-convicts
returning to prison
Fewer convicts are return-
ing to Florida's prisons
after being released.
A state Department of.
Corrections study released
Monday shows 30 percent
of inmates freed in 2007
returned within three
years. That compares to
34 percent who were back
behind bars within three
years after being released .
in 2003.
Prison officials said
a key factor was letting
probation officers handle
minor violations without
sending probationers back
into custody.
The lower repeat
offense rate coincided with
a 10 percent drop in prison.
admissions last year.
Florida's overall crime
rate also declined. It's
expected to continue drop-
ping through 2013.
Preliminary indica-
tions are the three-year
prison return rate also will
be about 30 percent for
inmates released in 2008.
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Mailing a letter to cost a penny more next year

Associated Press

WASHINGTON It'll cost a penny
more to mail a letter next year.
The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service
announced Tuesday that it will increase
postage rates on Jan. 22, including a 1-cent
increase in the cost of first-class mail, to
45 cents.
Under the law the post office cannot
raise prices more than the rate of inflation,

When authorities spoke
to Spencer at the scene, he
admitted having an argu-
ment with the woman but
denied putting his hands
on her or the child, reports
A deputy later found a
"large kitchen knife" about
10 feet from the back door

which is 2.1 percent, unless it gets special
permission from the independent Postal
Regulatory Commission. The PRC last
year turned down such a request.
The post office lost $8 billion in fiscal
2010 and the bottom line is likely to be
even worse for 2011.
The rate increase will make only a small
dent in those losses, caused by the reces-
sion, movement of mail to the Internet, and
a requirement that the agency fund future
retiree medical benefits years in advance.

SCORE: Entrepreneur of the Year

Continued From Page 1A

and owner of Guangdong
Chinese Buffet in Lake
City, said SCORE helped
her learn how to manage
employees instead of trying
to do everything herself.
"I'm very proud to be in
SCORE. They've helped me
learn a lot," Liang said. She
said when she started her
business she didn't think
about involving the com-
munity. However, "being
involved in SCORE helped
me know the community
and give back."
Jill Nichols, Vera Bradley
executive vice president
and guest speaker, said the
luggage and accessories
company started with two
women, $500 and an idea
that women should have
fashionable handbags and
Founders Barbara
Bradley Baekgaard and
Patricia Miller knew they
had a great idea but didn't
have the business experi-
ence or know-how, Nichols
said. In June 1982 they
went to SCORE for busi-
ness mentoring.
Now Vera Bradley is a
publicly traded company
with over $400 million in
sales, 1,300 employees and
more than 50 company-
owned stores.
"Our mission statement

is to be a girl's best friend,"
Nichols said. Many women
would describe their best
friends as fun, attractive and
someone they always want
to be with. Vera Bradley
wants customers to think
of their bags as having the
same qualities. "Lastly,"
Nichols said, 'Svho always
goes to the bathroom with
you? Your best friend."
When asked by an audi-
ence member about a men's
line of accessories, Nichols
said the company has made
items for men in the past
but in business "you have
to stay true to what you are
and what you do best"
Employing great people,
never being afraid to ask
for advice and having a
great product, Nichols said,
are factors to a successful
business. "Social media is
huge for companies today,
even a small business," she
Nichols is also the direc-
tor of the Vera Bradley
Foundation for Breast
Cancer, which has donated
$10 million to breast cancer
research and has pledged
another $10 million. SCORE
of Suwannee Valley donated
$500 to the foundation in
return for Nichols' appear-
ance at the banquet
Curt Burlingame, owner

ofAdvantage SteelTruss and
Pole Barns in Lake City, said
when he started his business
in 2002 SCORE matched him
with a counselor in a similar
business and came up with
solutions that grew his busi-
ness. He said supporting the
local economy by supporting
local businesses is especially
important in hard economic
Burlingame was' named
Entrepreneur of the Year
in 2007 and now serves as
a SCORE. board member.
"Being recognized by the
local community means a
lot," he said.
John Pierce, past presi-
dent and SCORE mem-
ber, said board members
voted on finalists and the
Entrepreneur of the Year
based on a business own-
er's impact on the business
community, innovation,
financial performance,
entrepreneurial spirit and
community involvement
Nichols said she was
thrilled to see 200 people
attend the banquet "It real-.
ly speaks well of your com-
munity," she said. "This
encouragement is what
small businesses need."
For more information
on SCORE's free business*
counseling call (386) 752-

DISTRICTS: Redrawn every 10 years

Continued From Page 1A

supervisor of elections,
said her office submitted
four new maps with new
district lines for consider-
ation. But her office has no
say in which option, if any,
commissioners approve.
"We just took what the
census gave," Horne said.
"The only thing I do is draw
the lines."
Williams said he is
uncertain whether public
hearings will be held for
community input before
commissioners approve
new district boundaries.
It's unlikely commis-
sioners will vote on one. of

the options at tomorrow's
meeting. The new lines
must be drawn by Dec. 31,
he said.
Horne said anyone who
is reassigned to a new vot-
ing district will be notified.
Commissioners will also
discuss proposed changes
to the comprehensive plan
Thursday. They will con-
sider limiting the density
of a development if potable
water and wastewater utili-
ties are not available at the
time a permit is issued.
They will also consider
restricting residential den-
sity to no more than two

dwellings per acre.
Developers will be
required to provide storm
water detention or reten-
tion, and storm water run-
off rates cannot exceed pre-
development runoff rates,
if changes to the plan are
The proposal requires
developers to build in areas
with access to paved roads
and to pave all internal
roads in a development to
county standards.

of the house. The knife was
collected and placed into
The deputy reported see-
ing no marks on the woman
- or the child.
Spencer was arrested
without incident, reports

Other proposals to cut the losses have
included reduction of mail delivery from
six to five days a week and losing thou-
sands of offices across the country.
The current 44-cent rate has been in
effect since May 2009.
"The overall average price increase
is small and is needed to help address
our current financial crisis," Postmaster
General Patrick Donahoe said in a state-
ment "We continue to take actions within
our control to increase revenue in other
ways and to aggressively cut costs."
The Postal Regulatory Commission now
has 45 days to verify that the new prices
comply with the law limiting the increase
to an average of 2.1 percent across all

types of mail. They can then take effect-
Because most stamps being issued are
"Forever" stamps, they will remain good
for first-class postage. But buying new
Forever stamps will cost more when the
prices go up.
While the price for the first ounce of a
first-class letter will rise to 45 cents, the
cost for each additional ounce will remain
at the current 20 cents.
Other prices will also change including:
-Postcards will go up 3 cents to 32
-Letters to Canada and Mexico will
increase a nickel to 85 cents.
-Letters to other foreign countries will
go up 7 cents to $1.05.

Columbia County's Most Wanted
__ Dasha Nicole Robert Cooper
arha t DOB: 10/30/82
DOB: 10/26/88 Weight:2
Height: 5 4 Hair Black
weight:115lbsEyes: Brown
Am Hair: Blonde Wanted For Fail to Return Rental
Eyes: Hazel r Property; VOP Trespass an Occupied
Tattoo: Right Leg -.Rose Property
Wanted For: VOP Burglary of a
Dwelling, Grand Theft
WANTED AS OF 10/17/2011
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Wednesday, October 19, 201 I

OUR [.



spirit of

a nation

Last night's celebra-
tion of SCORE's
Entrepreneur of the
Year was more than
just another gala.
It was an acknowledgement
of the basic drive that built
America into the economic
giant it remains despite the
current slump we haven't yet
found a way to shake.
The four finalists Steve
Briscoe, Karen Green, Tom
Foster and Chris Samson,'
represent the very best our
community has to offer in this
Our congratulations to
Samson of.CMS Professional
Staffingtfor taking top honors.
Our thanks to SCORE, not
just for the Entrepreneur of the
Year program, but for every-,
thing its members do year-
round to help turn small, strug-
gling businesses into vibrant,
growing enterprises.
Our community wouldn't be
the same without you.
Neither would our nation.


Today is Wednesday,
October 19, the 292nd day of
2011. There are 73 days left in
the year.
On this date:
In 1765, the Stamp Act
Congress, meeting in New
York, di-ew up a declaration of
rights and liberties.
In 1812, French forces under
Napoleon Bonaparte began
their retreat from Moscow.
In 1864, Confederate Gen.
Jubal A. Early attacked Union
forces at Cedar Creek, Va.; the
Union troops were able to rally
and defeat the Confederates.
In 1936, H.R. Ekins of the
New York World-Telegram
beat out Dorothy Kilgallen of
the New York Journal and Leo
IKeran of The New York Times
in a round-the-world race on
commercial flights that lasted
18 1/2 days.

IrAssociated Press

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typed or neatly written and double
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length and libel. Letters must be
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address and telephone number for
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the writers and. not necessarily that of
the Lake City Reporter.

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Hold on to treasured words,

don't trust memory

myself by coming up
with an idea so good
it makes me sorry
I didn't think of it
Actually, in some cases, I
probably did think of it sooner,
but then I forgot about it until I
thought of it again.
My husband and I like to joke
that we never run out of things
to say to each other because we
can't remember a word we say.
It's not as funny as it used to be.
Anyhow, back to my great
idea. Wait. What was it?
It-had something to do with
remembering things. Not
errands or appointments or gro-
cery lists, but really important'
things like ... words.
We were driving home to Las
Vegas from Los Angeles, four
hours in bad traffic that left me
hungry to do something besides
watch my husband drive.
So I began to; recite.- silently,
lest, God forbid, I distract the
driver the Lord's Prayer. I
wasn't sure if I wanted to say
"forgive us our trespasses" or
"forgive us our debts," so I said
both. Better safe than sorry.
That took about two minutes.
"How much farther?" I asked.
"Four hours," he said.
Next, I did the 23rd Psalm. I
learned to recite it as a child on
long drives with my granddad,
who had a tendency to nod off
behind the wheel. I'd lean up
close and shout it in his ear to
help him stay awake.
I looked at my husband. His
eyes were still open. So again, I

Sharon Randall
recited it to myself. Or I tried.
Imagine my dismay when I
got stuck on the second verse.
The more I tried to pin it down,
the more it escaped me. How
could I do that? How could I
forget ,something so beautiful,
something that meant so much
Then I started thinking about
other words I've forgotten,
other treasures I have lost.
Not everything can, or
should, be trusted to memory.
I.wish I had the postcards my
dad wrote to me after he and
my mother divorced. Words can
be a life raft to a drowning child.
I slept with them under my pil-
low until they ended up in the
I wish I'd kept a copy of the
speech I gave at my high school
graduation. It was not a great
speech. But it might help me
remember who I was then.
I wish I'd saved more papers
my kids wrote in school -
essays and stories and journals
that would be such fun to read
I have a few notes they wrote
to me over the years. I framed
three together one from each
child with a photo of how they

looked back then. It's hanging
in my office. Just looking at it
makes me smile.
I wish I'd kept more of their
writings and taken the time to
write down things they said.
What I realized on the road
between LA and Vegas is that
it's not too late to start.
So here's my big idea, one
you probably thought of years
ago. I started a file called
"Words." So far, it holds a "wel-
come home" card from my hus-
band, a thank-you note from my.
daughter and a postcard from
an 85-year-old reader in Indiana
that begins, "Hi, Sweetie."
I also printed several emails
(one in which my daughter-in-
law describes in priceless detail
a picnic with her husband and
their toddler). And I transcribed
a few recent voice messages:
my husband announcing the
birth of his granddaughter; my
oldest telling me about a play
he's doing; and my brother
over the moon about Clemson
University's latest win ("I'm so
happy, sister, I don't know what
to do!").
I put them all in the file, along
with the words to the 23rd
Psalm, which I am determined
to memorize yes, again.
What words do you want to
remember? What words do you
want to be remembered for?
Put them in writing.
Before you forget.

Sharon Randall can be con-
tacted at P.O. Box 777394,
Henderson, NV 89077.

Ballistic boxers, FBI mug shots

The Army says sol-
diers heading to
war zones will now
be issued what are
dubbed "ballistic
boxers" to better protect them
from injury from roadside
First worn by British
troops, then U.S. Marines in
Afghanistan, the lightweight
underwear comes with silk
panels to shield the groin
region from the dirt and debris
that can accompany shrapnel
spewed from the pervasive
explosive devices.
The Army has now adopted
the underwear, which resem-
bles bicycle shorts, as part of
an enhanced effort to not just
guard against what has become
the signature cause of injury
in Iraq and Afghanistan, but
also to limit the devastating
infections in wounds from filthy
shards of metal.
Soldiers will have another
new layer of protection, as well:
an "over garment" containing
Kevlar to be worn outside the
uniform in the front, back and
underside of the pelvic area,
according to tle Army News

Lisa Hoffman

The Army says one of the
most common injuries is blunt
trauma in that body region,
which is particularly vulner-
able when soldiers are walking
or otherwise exposed outside
armored vehicles. Mid-pelvic
fractures caused by shrapnel
propelled at high velocity can
cause internal bleeding that is
difficult to stop.
0 e

The FBI is preparing to
launch a trial run in selected
states of a nationwide facial-rec-
ognition service. It's envisioned
as a new tool for law enforce-
ment to identify people of inter-
est for whom they have only a

The test, expected to go online
by mid-January, will be conduct-
ed in Florida, Michigan, North
Carolina and Washington. If suc-
cessful, the "Next Generation
Identification" system will be
rolled out nationwide.
The system would allow local,
state and other authorities to
upload a photo and receive,
within 15 minutes, an array of
mug shots selected because of
their resemblance to the person
in question.
Unlike the FBI's vaunted
fingerprint database, this sys-
tem would not provide a direct
match. Instead, it would be up
to police to sift through the
mug shots.
Some privacy advocates are
wary of the system, which they
fear will ensnare innocents by
mistake or form the core of a
national surveillance network.
The FBI says it has no intern
est in establishing such a
network, and will wrap the face-
recognition system in the same
security protections as those
used with its fingerprint collec-
tions to prevent its misuse.

m Scripps Howard News Service






R revelations of Iran's
plot to assassinate
Saudi Arabia's
ambassador to the
United States and .
commit other attacks on U.S.
soil have some talking about a
case for war with Iran. America .
has had plenty of justification
for decades.,
Relations with Tehran have
come a long way since Barack '.*
Obama said early in his presi-
dency that our nation was will-
ing to extend the hand of friend-
ship if Iran would unclench its'
fist. In those heady days, visions
of a "grand bargain" with Iran
for regional peace danced in .
the heads and talking points
of White House foreign-policy
Mr. Obama quickly learned
it took more than a speech and
a smile to change geopolitical
reality. The rejection of his friend-
ship overture taught him that
bad relations with Iran were not,
as he supposed, simply because
George W. Bush somehow had
angered Tehran. The brutal
crackdown on Iranian protesters
in the summer of 2009 showed
that the Islamic regime was ille-
gitimate. Tehran's nuclear prog-
ress showed that the mullahs.
refused to buy into Mr. Obama's
proposed "global zero" disarma-
ment goal.
Iran poses a difficult strategic
challenge.The country is cen-
trally located in the Middle East'
and is estimated to have the
third-largest petroleum reserves.
in the world. It is ruled by a
revolutionary Islamic authori-
tarian regime bent on achiev-
ing regional dominance and
extending its influence globally.
Iran is actively seeking nuclear
weapons and developing long- -
range delivery systems that will '
destabilize the region and send
Tehran's neighbors headlong
into a desperate arms race. Iran
also is the world's leading state
sponsor of terrorism.
The Islamic republic has
been responsible indirectly and
directly-for more American
troop deaths than any country
since the end of the Vietnam
War. In January 2007, Iran
helped plan and execute an
attack on the Provincial Joint
Coordination Center in Karbala,.
Iraq, in which five Americans
were killed and three wounded.
The attackers, trained by the
Qods force, infiltrated the cen-
ter dressed as American and
Iraqi troops. Four of the five '
Americans killed were dragged
from the site in handcuffs and
murdered elsewhere in cold
blood. Tehran actively sup-
plies arms, training and sup-
port for insurgents in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Many of the most
deadly "improvised explosive
devices" are made in Iran to be
used against coalition forces.
In July, Defense Secretary
Leon E. Panetta denounced
Iran's support for insurgents,
saying, "We cannot sit back and
simply allow this to continue to
happen. This is not something
we're going to walk away from.
It's something we're going to
take on head-on." Adm. Mike
Mullen, then-chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, "Iran
is very directly supporting
extremist Shiite groups, which
are killing our troops. There is .
no question they are shipping
high-tech weapons in there ...
that are killing our people."
It is unfortunate that killing ..
American troops overseas gen-
erates less of a response from

the Obama administration than
a failed plot to kill a Saudi diplo-
mat, but if that's what it takes to
motivate action, so be it.
* The Washington Times



Farm Bureau women
Columbia County Farm
Bureau Women's Committee
is meeting 10 a.m. Oct. 19
at the Farm Bureau's office.
All Farm Bureau women are
encouraged to attend.
Matching funds drive
Now through Dec. 31
local sponsors are chal-
lenging the community to
help The Christian Service
Center with their "Matching
Funds Drive." Sponsors will
match financial donations
that come in during this time
frame. Please mark your
checks "Matching Funds"
.and mail to Christian Service
Center P.O. Box 2285 Lake
City, Fl. 32056. All proceeds
go to help Columbia County
residents in need. For more
irrfo call 755-1770.
Drivers needed
The Shands LakeShore
Auxiliary is looking for a few
good drivers. The Auxiliary
will be providing free pick
up and delivery to your car
each day beginning at the
end of October. Our hours
will be from 6:30 am to 7:30
pm and we need safe trolley
golf cart drivers to run the
routes. If you would care to
volunteer, please contact the
hospital at 386-292-8000.
Volunteers needed
Catholic Charities needs
helping hdnds 7:30 a.m.-
noon Monday-Thursday.
The office is at 258 NW Burk
Ave. Call 754-9180.
LEC Event !
A Geriactors Performance
is 11-11:45 a.m. and a
Cold Potato Game is 1 p.m.
Oct. 19 at the L,ifeStyle
Enrichment Center. Call
(386) 755-0235. The center
is located at 628 S.E. Allison

ning workshop is 2 p.m.
Oct. 20 at the LifeStyle
Enrichment Center. Everyone
who is concerned about
how they will pay for nursing
home care should attend
this informative workshop
led by local elder law attor-
ney Teresa Byrd Morgan.
Reservations are required.
Call Shana Miller at 386-755-
Master Gardeners
A Master Gardener work-
shop, "Caring for Roses in
North Florida" is 5:45 p.m.
Oct. 20 at the Fort White
Library Branch. Learn all the
best tips for growing your
own rose bushes. The work-
shop is free and presented
by UF Master Gardener
Geoff Hart.

Friday, Oct. 21
Quilt Show and Sale
The 23rd Annual Stephen
Foster Quilt Show and Sale
is 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 21-22
and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23
at the Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park.
More than 200 quilts and a
special exhibit of Heritage
Quilts will be on display
during this three-day show.
Admission to the Quilt Show
is $4 per person.
Homecoming events
The Columbia High
School Homecoming Alumni
Breakfast is 8:30 a.m. in the
CHS Cafeteria. Following
the breakfast, all alumni are
invited to attend the CHS
Pep Rally from 10:30-12:00
in the CHS Gym. The home-
"coming parade is 3 p.m.
Homecoming game time is
7:30 p.m.. Homecoming
Court will be presented and
the Homecoming Queen is
crowned during halftime of
the game.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Thursday, Oct. 20 Pumpkin Fest

Camera Club meeting
The Branford Camera
Club meets97 p.m.. Oct. 20 at
the Branford Public Library.
This month's meeting will
feature an in-depth Photo
Share led by Edwin McCook.
Bring in three photos taken
over the last three months,
on a digital storage device,
along with information on
the equipment used,'set-
tings/conditibns fo& photo,
and why that particular
composition was chosen
to participate. Call Carolyn
Hogue,-Program Chair, (386)'

The Third Annual Family
Pumpkin Fest is 3:30 7:15
p.m. Oct. 22 at Big Shoals
State White Springs
There is a children's pump-
kin decorating contest and
a costume contest open
for both kids and adults.
Admission is $2 per per-,
son or $4 per carload and
includes entry into all con-
tests, drinks and snacks,
live music, haytide through
the woods, twilight camp fire
with marshmallow roasting
and a park ranger lead hike
with hundreds of Mexican .
Free-Tailed Bats. Call (386) ,-

Nursing home planing Park workshop
workshop A Plantinn ~nr

A free nursing home plan-

L.C. McDonald, Sr.
L.C. McDonald, Sr., 84, president
ofLake City, Florida passed away
October 17, 2011 at his home.
Mr. McDonald was the son of
the late Ed and Mary Ramsey
McDonald. He was born in
Hartselle, Alabama and lived
there until 1960 when he came to
Florida. He is preceded in death
by his son, a sister and a brother.
He was of the Baptist Faith and
was employed by several service
stations in the Lake City area.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Cora Brashears McDonald,
Lake City, Fl. Two Sons: L.C.
McDonald, Jr. and David Lee
McDonald both of Hartselle,
Alabama. Two Daughters: Mae
Elizabeth Coffman Hartselle, Al-
abama and Mary Susan (Keith)
Blackie, Lake City, Fl. Three
Step- daughters: Carolyn (Bill)
Daugherty, Trenton, Fl., Anita
Lovette, Gainesville, Fl. and
Rita Joyce Brannan, Lake But-
ler, Fl. Four Step Sons: Robert
(Loretta) Chasteen, Richard
Chasteen and Ronald (Vicky)
Chasteen all of Jasper, Arkan-
sas and Kenneth Chasteen,
Lake City, Florida. Two Sisters:
Ann McMullin and Alice Mc-
Donald both of Enterprise, Ala.
One Brother Smokey McDon-
ald,, Jasper, Arkansas. Eleven
Grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. McDon-
ald will be conducted Friday,
October 21,2011 at 2:00 P.M. in
the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
with the Rev. Eddie Blalock,
officiating. Interment will fol-
low in the Mt. Carmel Cem-
etery. The family will receive
friends'from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at
the Funeral Home. GUERRY
Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida
is in charge of arrangements.

Propagating Workshop pre-
sented by.Lei Lani Davison


Mary Anderson Yonkers
MaryAndersonYonkers was born
May 20, 1924 in Taunton, Mass.
to Grover Cleveland and Alice
Elizabeth Weeks Anderson, died
at home October 16, 2011, after
an extended illness. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband,
Bennie Hecke Yonkers, and
brothers Kenneth W. and Don-
ald P. and sister, Rita Anderson.
The family moved to Florida in
1933. After attending the school
of Nursing under the U.S. Ca-
det Nurse Corps in Pensacola,
she spent 40 years as a RN.
She attained her goal to be Op-
Serating Room Nurse Supervi-
sor at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Affiliations include Fleet Re-
serve Auxiliary and VFW Unit
#4051 in Colorado Springs.
She and her husband Bennie
spent the happiest part of their
lives in Colorado (Lake George)
where they lived life to the full-
est and shared the joy of life with
many before returning to Florida.
Mary resided in Tallahassee and

J Husqvarna YTH2K46
TRACTORS $1,5995

is 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Oct. 22,
in the herb garden of the
Craft Square at Stephen
Foster Folk Culture Center
State Park. There is a hands
on segment of the class
and students will take home
items they work on. The
workshop fee is $25 includ-
ing regular park admission.
For more information 6n any
of these workshops or to
register, please call the park
Gift Shop at (386) 397-1920.

at the LifeStyle Enrichment
Center. It promotes a "one
stop shop" where seniors
and soon to be seniors can
find out how physical activ-
ity, social connection, mental
stimulus and good nutrition
can promote "Independent
living for a lifetime." The
center is located at 628 S.E.
Allison Court.

Friday, Oct. 28

LEC Activity.
MOndav. Oct. 24

FFA meeting
The FFA Alumni/Booster
Monthly Meeting is 6 p.m.
,Oct. 24 at the Land Lab at
CHS. Please bring a cov-
ered dish. All parents of FFA
students are encourage to
attend. The discussion will
feature fundraisers and spe-
cial events coming up. Call
Lori Harkey at 386-397-9453
for any questions.

Wednesday, Oc. 26
LEC Activity
A Geriactors performance
is 11-11:45 a.m. Oct. 26 at
the LifeStyle Enrichment
Center. Call (386) 755-0235.
The center is located at 628
S.E. Allison Court..

Fort White LEC
,Senior Home Care is 10-
11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Fort White
LifeStyle Enrichment Center.
Call 386-497-1504. The cen-
ter is located at 18829 Hwy.
47 South.

Thursday, Oct. 27
The mandatory End
Weigh-Ins for Steer, Swine,
Beef Heifer and Meat Goat
is 3-8 p.m. Oct. 27 and the
Record Bobk Deadline is
one hour following close of
scales. The YOUTH SWINE
& STEER SHOW is sched-
uled for 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Call
LEC Activity
A Costume Contest is
11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at the
LifeStyle Enrichment Center.
Call (386) 755-0235: The
center is located at 628 S.E.
.Allison Court. -.
FofWhite LEC
A.Halloween Party.and
Senior.flome Care is'10
a.m.-noon Oct. 27 at Fort'
White LifeStyle Enrichimient
Center. Call 386-497-1504.
The-center, is located at
18829 Hwy. 47 South.
Info fair "
The "Wealth of Information
Fair" is 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 27

Lake City where she continued
to bring joy into the lives of ev-
eryone. She also found great joy
in her cat that became the chil-
dren she never had. Mary felt
that there were no strangers in
life, only friends never met and
was always generous to those in
need. She will be missed greatly
by surviving family members:
nieces Pamela Ann Ander-
son, Mary Anderson Loughran
(Frank), and nephew Kenneth
David Anderson (Marge), chil-
dren of Kenneth; Deborah, Don-
ald, Kenneth and great niece
Jennifer Loughran Reid (Bran-
don) and 3 great-great nieces
Olivia, Abigayle and Lilian.
There will be Graveside servic-
es: BarrancasNational Cemetery
(time & date to be determined)
in Pensacola, Florida. Donations
can be made to Haven Hospice.

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

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21 h Kohler
46" cutting width
*3 Year Warranty

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A FreeZUMBA Class is 1
p.m. Oct. 28 at the LifeStyle
Enrichment Center. The
event is open to the public.
Call (386) 755-0235. The
center is located at 628 S.E.
Allison Court.
Fort White LEC
Senior Home Care is 10-
11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Fort White
LifeStyle Enrichment Center.
Call 386-497-1504. The cen-
ter is located at 18829 Hwy.
47 South.
Truck or treat
Truck or treat from 6 to 9
p.m. at Olustee State Park.
There will be live erftertain-
ment, carnival games, a
costume contest and movie.
If a business would like to
set up a station or pass out
candy, contact the Lake
City Columbia Chamber at
(386) 752-3690.

Saturday, Oct. 29
Fall Safety Bash
The second annual White
Springs Fire Department Fall
Safety Bash is 6-9 p.m. Oct.
29 at Ogburn Ball Field. Free
flashing necklaces, blinking
lights, reflective trick-or-treat
bags and candy. Also food,
games, bounce house, hay
ride and more. Call 386-623-
4758 or 386-292-1720. -

* Submit Community Calendar announcements
by mail or drop off at the Reporter office located
at 180 E. Duval St., via fax to (386) 752-9400 or

who has lost a loved one.
Refreshments will be served
and registration is not
required to attend. Call (386)

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Olustee meeting
The Blue Grey Army is
meeting 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14
at the Central Building to
plan for Olustee 2012. The
building is located at 409
SW St. Johns St. across from
Aquatics Center.

Saturday, Nov. 5
Fall yard sale
Wellborn Community Fall
Yard Sale hosted by the
Community Association from
7:30am to 2pm at 1340 8th
Avenue, Andrews Square
in Wellborn. Come to buy
or come to sell. Spaces
are only $5. Join us for the
monthly Blueberry Pancake
Breakfast served from
7:30am to 10am, which is
$5 for adults and $3 for
children. For more info call
386-963-1157, visit www.
Walk for Life
The Crossroads
Pregnancy Center seventh
annual Walk for Life fundrais-
er is Nov. 5 at Deese Square
in Fort White. RFegistration
starts 9 a.m. at the park
and walking begins 10.
Call 386-497-4978 to get a
sponsor sheet or come by
the Crossroads Pregnancy
Center at 19094 SW State
Rd 47 in Fort White..

Tuesday, Nov. 8
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes, TD
Bank anrd Roniuntree Monre

Auto Group are present-
Monday, Oct31 ing the "Signature Chefs
. Auction" at 5:30 p.m. Nov.
Train-the-Trainer dass 8 at Rountree Moore Toyota
A vehicle rescue Trai- showroom, US 90 W. There
the-Trainer- class'is Oct. tWill be silent and live auc-
31 at the Columbia County tons with live entertain-
Sheriff's Office and Nov. 1 at. meant, and a selection of
LQK North Florida. The class ... specialty oods presented
provides the st up-to-date by over 20 area restaurants
pino s mh o v. al-b for w and caterers. Call Kathy
information available for new McCallister 623-1505.
vehicle technologies.' The Tickets are: available at
second day of training is Rountree Moore Toyota, all
hands-on. Space is limited. oy. -a
Register at www.sceneofthe- TD Bank locations, Ward's
Rgistertww.Jewelers, First Street Music, Moe's Southwest Grill, and
Tm,.... J .. 4 Suwannee Democrat.

luesuay, uov. 1J
Fall memorial
. Haven Hospice will host a
Fall Love and Remembrance
Memorial service 6 p.m.
Nov. 1 at the Haven Hospice
Suwannee Valley Care
Center Community Room,
6037 W. US Hwy. 90 in Lake
City. The memorial is open
to anyone in the community

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Diabetes workshop
The next Diabetes
Community Education Class
is 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at

Lake Shore Authority Board
Building, 259 NE Franklin
St. The topic is Diabetes
Basics led by Dr. Richard
Weizenecker, MD endocri-
nologist. Call Wendy Fisher
at 292-7815. Classes are

Wedesdad Nov 16,
Olustee meetig
The Blue Grey-Army is
meeting 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14
at the Central Building to'
plan for Olustee 2012. The'
building is located at 409
SW St. Johns St. across from,
Aquatics Center...

Thursday, Nov. 17
A "Make a Rain Garden,
Recharge Your Aquifer"
workshop, is 5:45 p.m.
Nov. 17 at the Fort White
Library Branch. Learn how
to install a simple, native
plant rain garden. Filter
stormwater to protect and
recharge groundwater.
Learn about bio-filtering
and which plants to use in
your 'filter. The workshop
is free and' presented by
Nichelle Demorest, UF/IFAS
Extension Agent.

Saturday, Nov. 19
IFAS workshop
,A "Make a Rain Garden,
Recharge Your Aquifer"
workshop is 2 p.m. Nov.
19 at the Columbia County
Public Library Main Branch.
Learn how to install a sim-
pie, native plant rain garden.
Filter stormwater to protect
and recharge groundwater.
Learn about bio-filtering
and which plants to use in
your 'filter. The workshop
is free and presented by
Nichelle Demorest, UF/IFAS
Extension Agent.

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Olustee meeting
The Blue 'Grey Army i's
meeting 5i30 p.m. Sept. 14
at the Central Building to
plan for Olustee-2012. The
building'is located at 409
SW St. Johns St.

Tuesday, Dec. 20
Diabetes education
The Diabetes Community
Education Class is 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 20 at 259 NE Franklin
St. The topic is How to get
through the holidays and
keep your blood sugar
under control led by Wendy
Fisher, MPH RD LD. Call.
292-7815. Classes are free.




Sandy and Jerry Carter have been singing gospel
for over 35 years.

You are invited to come enjoy their blessing in
music and hear Sandy's testimony of overcoming a
rare form of rheumatoid arthritis that left her nearly
paralyzed, unable to walk, talk or sing.
Sandy's recordings entitled "Lord It Hurts" and
"Long Winding Road" have each reached the top
100 in gospel music news this year ("Lord It Hurts"
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Value Adjustment Board Hearings

The Columbia County Value Adjustment

Board hearings will be held Wednesday,

October 19th and Thursday, October 20th,

2011 at 9:00 a.m. The hearings will be

held at the Columbia County School Board

Administration Building located at 372

West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida.

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Florida Gateway College donation

Businesses see bright

future with free trade

Mrs. Celeste Levy (right), wife of the late Dr. Alfonso Levy, presents a check to Michael Lee,
Executive Director of The Foundation for Florida Gateway College, for $3,300 to be added to
the Alfonso Levy Endowed Scholarship fund. The scholarship will .provide an annual music
scholarship to a Florida Gateway College student. The donation was made from numerous
gifts in memory bf Dr. Levy. Dr. Levy was a Florida Gateway College trustee for many years
and the Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center on the FGC campus bears his name. For more
information on making a gift in Dr. Levy's memory to the scholarship fund, please contact the
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A Christie's employee displays a letter invitingarn unknt drummrtl ditierr .-'
Beatles, at their auction house in London,'Monday. Theibandwritten letter by Paul McCary,:
dated August 12, 1960, was discovered folded-up inside a book, by an anonymous collector
at a car boot sale in England. It'is expected to sell at auction for $11,050 to $14,200.

Early Paul McCartney letter

offers drummer a tryout

Associated Press
MIAMI Florida busi-
nesses are celebrating the
approval of the free-trade
agreements with Colombia,
Panama and South Korea,
hoping they boost both
the state's exports and its
image as the gateway to
Latin American business
The agreements
approved last week will
eliminate tariffs on U.S.
products,, help protect
intellectual property
and improve access for
American investors in
those countries. Experts
say they could boost the
nation's exports by $13 bil-
lion and the Obama admin-
istration says it will add at
least 70,000 new jobs for
Americans. Working out
the final details with the
other countries could still
take several months.
While much of the nation-
al attention has focused
on the South Korea deal,
in Florida the immediate
focus is on the Colombian.
About 16 percent of
Florida's economy is based
on international business;
and at $4.5 billion, Colombia
is the state's fourth-largest
export market after Brazil,
Switzerland and Venezuela.
Joseph Reagan Jr., a vice
president for the Baltimore-

based Wexford Science and
Technology, said the tim-
ing of the deal is excellent,
as his company seeks to fill
its new Miami Life Science
& Technology Park. The
biotech center was inaugu-
rated last month in Miami's
downtown health district
"A lot of the growth, in
biotech and life sciences
is going to happen in Latin
America as their econo-
mies grow," Reagan said,
noting that biotech firms
are also increasingly look-
ing to conduct clinical tri-
als in Latin America. "The
free trade agreements are
bound to increase traffic
through Miami, and we
hope to grab the appropri-
ate piece of that for the life
. Among the park's new
tenants is AnMdago, the
Spain-based information
technology company that
is developing an internet-
based medical records pro-
gram with Google. More
than a dozen other biotech,
intellectual property law
and transport firms, have
also recently moved in,
most with an eye on Latin
America, he said.
Meanwhile, Goya Foods
is opening a new, state-of-
the-art distribution center
in Miami next week, which
will focus in part on ramping
up distribution to Colombia
and Central America.

Joe Perez, a senior vice
president for the Secaucus,
N.J.-based company, said
Goya planned the new
center before the deal was
-reached based on grow-
ing demand, but the trade
agreements provided fur-
ther incentives.
"First off, we import
many raw good from
Colombia: blocks of brown
sugar, cookies, crack-
ers, beans and chocolate.
Second, is our ability to get
our product into Colombia,"
he said.
He called Colombia "a
growing market with huge
potential. Its population has,
reached about 39 million, it
has a sizeable middle class
and a string of urban cern-
"Florida is a natural
departure point," he said. .
The trade agreements'
most immediate affect will
actually be on imports, hot
exports. That's because
Congress also retroactive-
ly renewed a decade old
Andean trade deal signed
during the height of the
Colombian drug war to pro-
mote legitimate industries.
That deal waived duties'on
many agricultural products
about 90 percent of which
the U.S. imports.
The majority- about
seven cargo jet 19ads daily
come through Miami
International Airport.

Fla. Bar shares more details

on Baez complaints

Associated Press *

ORIANDO ,A' Florida Bar spokes-
woman says two complaints pending
against attorney Jose Baez both relate to
his role serving as lead counsel during
Casey Anthony's murder trial:
Bar spokeswoman Fraricine Walker con-
firmed Tuesday that one of the complaints
relates to Baez failing to turn over infor-
mation to prosecutors during the pretrial

discovery period before Anthony was tried
for her 2-year-old daughter's murder.
Another is related to Baez not informing
the court that Anthony was serving a year
of probation for a check fraud conviction
while in jail awaiting the start of her mur-
der case. Judge Belvin Perry chastised
Baez in an August order to have Anthony
.serve a year of traditional probation.
. In an email: to The Associated Press'
Tuesday, Baez reiterated a previous state-
ment that the complaints "have no merit"

Associated Press
Somewhere, an aging drum-
mer (identity unknown) is
probably still kicking him-
self. ,
A newly discovered let-
ter found folded in a book
at a Liverpool yard sale
has shed new light on the
Beatles' early days, reveal-
ing that Paul McCartney
offered an audition to a
mystery drummer in 1960,
just a few days before the
band left for 'a formative
two-month gig in Hamburg,
The letter, to be auctioned
next month by Christie's,
has surprised Beatles
scholars. It was written
two years before the band
bounced drummer Pete
Best in favor of Ringo Starr,
who arrived just in time to
help the Beatles' conquer
first England and then the
world, earning untold mil-
lions along the way.
The Aug. 12, 1960 letter
handwritten by McCartney
offers an audition to some-
one who had .advertised
their availability in the
Liverpool Echo newspa-
per four days earlier. The
unsigned ad said simply:
McCartney, who was
then playing guitar in the
band while the late Stuart
Sutcliffe handled bass
guitar, offered the drum-
mer an audition with the
caveat that if he joins the
band he must be ready to
travel almost immediately
to Hamburg. The Beatles
honed their musical chops
playing at low-rent clubs in
the German's city's famed
red-light district.
"Expenses paid 18pounds
per week (approx) for
two months," McCartney

writes. "If interested ring
Jacaranda club."
The letter is signed,
"Yours sincerely, Paul
McCartney of the
It is not known if the
drummer came for an audi-
tion, and failed to impress
McCartney and the oth-
ers, or if. he simply didn't
follow up. McCartney
addressed the letter "Dear
Sir," assuming the drum-
mer was a young man, as
there were very few female
drummers on the Liverpool
rock scene at the time.
Bruce Spizer, author
of "Beatles For Sale" and
other books about the
band, said the Beatles
were desperately looking
for a drummer to take to
Hamburg and eventually
chose Best, in part because
Best "had a drum kit" and
because his mother ran a
nightclub where the group
had played.
Christie's spokeswom-
an Leonie Pitts said the
auction house's Beatles
experts are certain that
the letter was not an early
feeler to Starr, who was a
successful drummer with a
rival Liverpool band, Rory

Storm and the Hurricanes,
before he joined the
Christie's auction house
said Monday the letter
would likely draw more
than $11,000 when it is sold
Nov. 15 along with other
pop memorabilia.

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Section B

Pep bus going
to Fernandina
The Fort White High
Pep Club is taking a bus
to the football game at
Fernandina Beach High
on Friday. The bus is
open to any school board
approved student or
volunteer. Cost is $15
,per person. The bus will
leave Fort White High at
3:30 p.m. Friday and stop
for dinner on the way.
For details, e-mail
or call DeShay Harris at
Moe's Night
fundraiser today,
Fort White High
baseball has a Moe's
Night fundraiser from
5-8 p.m. today.
For details, call Jeanne
Howell at 288-5337.
Players, parent
meeting Nov. 3
A meeting for all
interested Columbia
High softball players and
parents to discuss
tryouts and conditioning
is 6 p.m. Nov. 3 in the
CHS auditorium.
For details, call Jimmy
Williams at 303-1192.
Gas card raffle
for fundraiser
Columbia High's
bowling team is selling
raffle tickets for a $250
gas card as a fundraiser.
Tickets are $5 for one,
$10 for three, and $20
for 10.
For details, call coach
Brian Saunders at
755-8080, Ext. 148.
Alligator Lake
XC Invitational
Columbia High is
hosting the Alligator
Lake XC Invitational
Presented by Half Mile
Timing on Saturday.
Varsity, junior varsity and
middle school runner's.
have been added to the
traditional community
run. There also will be a
mile run for elementary
school students. .
For details, go to . "
meets/87260 or e-mail
Dusty Smith at dusty@
* From staff reports.


bowting .,s;' fo6rtW White :
High, Suwannee High at
Lake City Bowl, 4 p.m.
Fort White High
volleyball at Union County
High, 4 p.m.
Fort White High
volleyball at Oak Hall
School, 6 p.m. (JV-5)
Columbia High JV
football at North Marion
High, 7 p.m.
Columbia High
football vs. Middleburg
High, 7:30 p.m.
Fort White High
football at Fernandina
Beach High, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday .
Host Columbia High,
Fort White High cross

country in Alligator Lake
XC Invitational, 9 a.m.

Fort White's Mallorie Godbey (8) attempts to deflect a serve delivered by Columbia High's
Annie Milton (1) in a game on Sept. 14.


Simmons reflects
on his time as
Tigers' coach.
As Columbia
High prepares
to play ,
High in
:its 100th season on
homecoming, it's i .s
important to look back on
those that helped make
the Tiger program into
what it is today. Bobby
Simmons is one of those
men and coaching football
in Columbia was the game
of his lifetime.
Simmons pulled into
Lake City in the summer of
1964. At first, he thought it
might'be a quick trip, but
as it turned out, he had a
lot to offer this community.
Originally from MeMio,
Ga., Simmons had quickly
made a name for himself
on the high school
coaching scene. He caught
the eye of Paul Quinn,
who had accepted a job
at Dade City. Fortunately
for the Tigers, Quinn and
Simmons never "made it to
Dade City. .
"He had taken the'
job at Dade City, but he
told me to take a little
consideration into looking
. at Lake City," Simmons
Ssaid.."I had a very young
family and. if was a long .
way from home, but he
.sent ine. a copy of the
previous year's film. I



Lady Indians

come up short

on Senior Night

Columbia High
wins in four sets
over Fort White.
White High's volleyball
team started out strong in
support of Senior Night,
but it was Columbia High
that carried the day.
The Lady Tigers won in
'four games 14-25, 25-11,
25-20 and 25-16.
The Lady Indians blazed
through the second half of

game one led by their three
seniors. With the game
tied at 8-all, Ali Wrench
served five points including
two aces. After a couple of
points by Columbia, Carson
Robison took over and
served six points. Fellow
senior Caitlin Congi served
out the final two points of
the game.
"The emotion of senior
night carried them in the
first game, then they had a
let down," Fort White head
coach Doug Wohlstein
said. "They played up and
VOLLEY continued on 2B


BRANDON FINLEY/Lake City Reporter
Former Columbia High coach Bobby Simmons reflects on his coaching tenure with the Tigers including the 1967 state
championship at the Lake City Reporter office on Tuesday.

Slbooked at it and saw a lot
of talent and a lot of big
kids. We thought we might
be here for a year, but as
it turns out, I've been here
ever since."
Championship season
Simmons was the
offensive counterpart to
Quinn's defensive genius

and the two coaches
immediately made an
impact for the Tigers. In
1965, the two led Columbia
to a 9-2 record and a 14-6
win against Wildwood in
the Sunshine Bowl. Two
years later, they would
reach the pinnacle by,
defeating Auburndale in
the state championship
game, 27-7.

"The year we won state,
it was like a snowball,"
Simmons said. "We won a
couple of games, got some
confidence and made a
nice run. Brian Johnsotn
was our quarterback and
we had great speed with
the late Craig Busby. It was
a fun run. We were just old
country boys going into
the big city to play the big

schools and we held our
Simmons credits the
'65-'66 teams as being part
of the reason Columbia
was able to reach the top
in 1967.
"In '65, we kind of
settled in and things
started happening fluidly,"
SIMMONS continued on 4B

No coasting:

Cardinals, Rangers

meet In' the* middle

Wilson, Carpenter
on tap for Game 1
ofWorld Series.
Associated Press
Ifts aWorld Series straight
out of Central casting.
David Freese, the local
boywho became abighitfor
the St. Louis Cardinals. Big
Tex himself, Nolan Ryan
rooting on the Rangers. A
pair of teams cut from. a
center slice of the country,
set to meet in the middle.
* Makes.fora different feel.
this October, doesni't'it?
No coasting in this
Series. None of the Derek

Jeters, Dustin Pedroias or
Chase Utleys from the East
we've grown accustomed to
seeing. None of the Tim
Lincecums or Brian Wilsons
we watched from the West
last fall.
They begin at Busch
Stadium tonight, with C.J.
Wilson starting for Texas
against Chris Carpenter.
Oh, and no need to
change any clocks. Every
game is scheduled to start
at 7:05 p.m. local time.
Kind of nice to avoid those
late-afternoon shadows in
California and skip those
post-midnight final outs in
Northeast. Provided there's
SERIES continued on 2B

Texas Rangers' C.J. Wilson stands in the batting cage waiting on a pitch during practice
Monday in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers will play the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series
that begins today in St. Louis.




TV sports

4 p.m.
TNT PGA of America, Grand Slam
of Golf, final round, at Southampton,
7:30 p.m.
FOX World Series, game I, Texas
at St. Louis
8 p.m.
ESPN2 Events TBA, at Guadalajara.
(same-day tape)
2:30 p.m.
FSN UEFA Champions League,
Viktoria PIzen at Barcelona
8 p.m.
FSN UEFA Champions League,
Arsenal at Marseille (same-day tape)


World Series
Texas (Wilson 16-7) at St. Louis
(Carpenter 11-9), 8:05 p.m.
Texas (Lewis 14-10) at St. Louis
(Garcia 13-7), 8:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Jackson 12-9) at Texas
(Holland 16-5), 8:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Lohse 14-8) at Texas
(Harrison 14-9), 8:05 p.m.


NFL standings

New England
N.Y. Jets

Houston "

5 I
4 2
3 3
0 5
3 2
S 3
1 5
0 6

T Pct PF ,PA
0.833185 135
0 .667188 147
0.500145 131
0.00075 128

0.600105 94
0.500141 124
0.16772 132
0.000104 163

W 'L T Pct PF PA
Baltimore 4 I 0.800148 71
Cincinnati 4 2 0.667137 111
Pittsburgh 4 2 0,.6671l9 102
Cleveland 2 3 0.40091.117
.W L T Pet PF PA
San Diego 4 I 0.800120 109
Oakland 4 '2- 0.667160 150'
Kansas City 2 3 0 .400 77 150
Denver I 4 0 200105 140
. ,> .... P .. ubij .,-
N.Y.Giants 4 2 0.667154147
Washington 3 2 0.60096 83
Dallas 2 3 0.400115 121

Philadelphia 2 4 0.333145 145
Tampa Bay 4 2 0.667113 145
New Orleans 4 2 0.667177 151
Atlanta 3 3 0.500135 147
Carolina I 5 0.167133 163
Green Bay 6 0 01.000197114
Detroit 5 I 0.833178 114
Chicago 3 3 0.500146 132
Minnesota I 5 0 J67121 145
San Francisco 5 I 0.833167 97
Seattle 2 3 0.40094 122
Arizona I 4 0.200 96 121
St. Louis 0 5 0.00049 137
Sunday's Games
Green Bay 24, St. Louis 3
Pittsburgh 17,Jacksonville 13
Philadelphia 20,Washington 13
San Francisco 25, Detroit 19
Atlanta 31, Carolina 17
Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17
NY. Giants 27, Buffalo 24
Oakland 24, Cleveland 17
Baltimore 29, Houstoh 14
New England 20, Dallas 16
Tampa Bay 26, New Orleans 20
Chicago 39, Minnesota 10
Monday's Game
N.Y.jets 24, Miami 6
Sunday, Oct. 23
Houston at Tennessee, I p.m.
Washington at Carolina, I p.m.
San Diego at N.Y.Jets, I p.m.
Seattle at Cleveland, I p.m.
Denver at Miami, I p.m.
Atlanta at Detroit, I p.m.
Chicago vs. Tampa Bay at London.
I p.m.
Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.
Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m.
Indianapolis at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 24.
Baltimore at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m.
Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, N.Y. Giants,
New England, Philadelphia, San Francisco

College schedule
Bethune-Cookman (3-3) at
Norfolk St. (6-1) ,7:30 p.m.
UCF (3-3) at UAB (0-6), 8 p.m.
UCLA (3-3) atArizona (1-5), 9 p.m.
Friday ,
WestVirginia at Syracuse, 8 p.m.
Rutgers at Louisville, 8 p.m.


Golf week

Site: Lke Buena Vista
Schedule:Thursday"Sunday. .
Courses: Walt Dosney World Resort,
Magrnfol' Course f dpa7)
and Palm.Courie (6,957 yards, par 72).
Purse: $4.7 million. Winner's. share:
Television: Gq, Channel (Thursday-
Sunday, 2-5 p.m.).

Online: httpJ/
Site:Yang Mei,Taiwan.
Course: Sunrise Golf and Country
Club (6,390 yirds, par 72).
Purse: $2 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-
Sunday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.).
Online: httpJl//
Site: Castellon, Spain.
Course: Club de Campo del
Mediterraneo (7,111 yards, par 71).
Purse: $2.77 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday-Sunday, 8:30-
11:30 a.m.).
Online: http/
Site; Ponce Vedra Beach
Course: TPC Sawgrass.. Dye's Valley
Course (6,864 yards, par 70).
Purse: $600,000. Winner's share:
Television: None.
Notes: The tournament Is the final
full-field event of the year.The top 60 on -
the money list will qualify for dhe season-
ending Nationwide. Tour' Championship
next week at Daniel Island Club in South
Carolina.The final tpp 25 will earn 2012
PGA Tour cards.
Ne't event Charles Schwab Cup
Championship, Nov. 3-6, TPC Harding
Park, San Francisco.


NHL schedule
Monday's Games
Colorado 3,Toronto 2, OT
Florida 7,Tampa Bay 4
Winnipeg 2, Pittsburgh I
Edmonton 3, Nashville I
Anaheim 3, San Jose 2
Tuesday's Games
Carolina at Boston (n)
Florida at Washington (n)"
Dallas at Columbus (n)
, Buffalo at Montreal (n)
Philadelphia at;Ottawa (n)
Pittsburgh at Minnesota (n)
Edmontof at Calgary (n)
N.Y Rangers at Vancouver (n)
Chicago at Phoenix (n) -
St. Louis at Los Angeles (n)
Wednesday's Game
Winnipeg at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m,
SWashington at Philadelphia; 7 p.m.
Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Winnipeg at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
hicagoat Colorado, 9 p.m
N.Y. Rangers at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
.Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m..
Nashville at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m."

SERIES: Begins today in St. Louis
Continued From Page 1B

no rain or extra innings,
that is :
With MVPsAlbertPujols,
Josh Hamilton, and several
other All-Stars involved,
it's certainly an interest-
ing matchup. Adding to
the intrigue: The teams are
hardly acquainted, having
played only three games
against each other and
that lone 'series was'back
in 2004.
According to STATS
LLC, the Rangers-Cardinals
matchup equals the fewest
games between two oppo-
nents in the majors, tying
Mets-White Sox.
Freese was eager to get
going. A prep star in subur-
ban St Louis, he emerged
as the MVP of the NL cham-
pionship series, helped.
by his three-run homer in
the clinching Game 6 .at
"Thanks for the love yall,"
Freese tweeted Monday.
"For the first time getting
*smoked in fantasy football
doesn't feel too bad."
Whether sports fans in
other spots will watch this
Series remains to be seen.
Last year's pairing of
the Giants and Rangers
drew television ratings
that equaled the lowest
ever. The numbers were
down 28 percent from the
year before when the New
York Yankees played the
Philadelphia Phillies.
The Cardinals still have
a national profile, dating to
a half-century ago when St.
Louis was the most western
point in the major leagues.
In those days, the vast
Cardinals radio network
developed a broad fan base
all over the country.
This week, the Rangers
make their first trip to St
"The Rangers are scary.

They're, a scary team,",
Freese said."' You look at
that lineup, you look at
that staff. It's going to be a
"I think we're a team that
can match up with them a,
little bit. And they're con-
fident, we're confident It's
been a tough road. I've.defi-
nitely been watching the
ALCS for sure. That's some
good ball over, there," he
Manager Tony La Russa
and the wild-card Cardinals
make for a good story.
Trailing by 10 games in
late August St Louis made
a late run and -earned its
playoff spot on the final day
of the regular season.
The Rangers, guided
by'excitable manager Ron
Washington, were in con-
trol for most of the sea-
son. Both teams can score,
and,both wound up relying
heavily on their bullpens in

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

the playoffs.
They also share this simir
larity- Neither had a payroll
in the majors' top third on
opening day.-The Cardinals
were 11th at. $105 million,
Texas was 13th at $92 rmil-
Not exactly a matchup
that anyone predicted
in spring training, at the
All-Star, break or in the
"This is a year where if
you know anything about
baseball," TBS analyst John
Smoltz said, "throw it out
the window."


by David L Hoyt and Jeff Knurek


-7 Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.

Print your answer here:
(Answers tomorrow)
Yesterday's | Jumbles: IMPEL DAZED SHRILL FACTOR
I Answer- Winners at tho Arctic Olympics won -


Miracle Network on Friday

Quail Heights is host-
ing a Children's Miracle
Network Tournament on
Friday. The tournament
begins at 9 a.m.
A free golf clinic for any-
one interested is planned
for 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Wednesday Blitz win-
ners were: Keith Hudson
+11,- first; Frog Niewisch
+7, second; Keith Denmark

Mike Mattson

and Gary Croxton +5, tied
for third; Mike Kahlich +4,
fifth; Wallace Christie. and
Pete Skantzos +3, tied for
Hudson won a pair of
skins, at Creeks No. 3

and Dunes No. 6, as did
Skantzos at Dunes No.
1 and Dunes No. 5. Bob
Wheary (Creeks No. 2) and
Randy Heavrin (Creeks No.
7) won one skin each.
* Last week's Top of the
Hill was rained out
The Wednesday night
scramble has moved to
3 p.m. Sunday to allow for
shorter daylight hours.

Rogers' ace leads to blitz win

The Saturday blitz COUNTRY CLUB Mark with 20, one stroke
featured a field of 37 split at. LAKE CITY better than Mike Boris,
ito two flights. Josh Boris, Billy King and
Tim Rogers (+13) ptit an EdGoff Jimmy Woods.
exclamation point on his A ,. Both Good Old Boys
flight win.with a hole-in-one Nicole Ste-Marie and Anita matches went down to the
on No. 17. est. wire.
Mike Gough (+7), Third flight winners for The team of. Ed Snow,
Jonathan Allen (+6) and gross score were Adiienne Jim Bell, Tony Branch
Dennis Crawford, (+5) Synder and Ann Bormolini. and Dave Cannon broke
trailed the winner. ,Netcorewianerwas Gloria a 5-5 tie in Match 1 with a
B flight was a four-way, Rowley, with Ruth Kovach scorecard win over Monty
dogfight that ended in a inm second and Linda Wells Montgomery, Howard
one-stroke win for Jerfy in third. Whitaker and Mike
* West with +3. Ron Bennett Keith Shaw (+7) butdu- Spencer.
and Mike Carr tied for eled Jordan Hale (+5) for a Neither team could find
second with +2. Eddy win in the Wednesday blitz. many points in Match 2.
Brown (+1) took fourth. Skins were well spread, Stan Woolbert, Carl Wilson,
Rogers posted a second as Ed Higgs, Tony Garcia, Bobby Simmons and Jim
skins winner to go with Dennis Crawford, Mike Stevens finally pulled out
his ace. Eric Pace also McCranie and Steve a 2-1 win over Eli Witt, Joe
posted two keepers. Steve Patterson joined Hale and Persons, Bill Rogers and
Osborne and Mike Gough Shaw with one skin each. Dan Stephens.
had one skin apiece. Pitch-black I weather Montgomery (36-39-75)
The LGA hosted 40 Lady made a perfect setting edged out Woolbert (38-38-
Gators in a gross/net score for the Moon Golf outing. 76) for medalist honors.
tournament. Lighted golf balls agreed In nine-hole play
Overall winners were Dot with Chad Hunter, Nick Whitaker's 39 was good for
Bird: for gross score and Tuttle, Conner Widergren a win on the front side and
Cathy Steen in net play. and Austin Reiter who took Spencer won the back nine,
Second "flight winners the gross category win with also with 39.
in gross score were Suzi 28 strokes. The Rountree two-man
Ddivis 'and Katrina Counts. Net score winners were tournament is Saturday
Net, winners 'were ,Sally Arnold Terry, Bob Butcher, and Sunday. Call Carl at
yes in fi:st, followed by Hugh Sherrill and Terry 752-2266 for details.

VOLLEYm CIS beats Fort White
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down after that. Columbia
deserved to win the
Anlie Milton got
Columbia started in game
two, serving; five points
for a 9-4 lead. Jessie Bates
closed out the game with
Leah Johnson opened
game three with four ser-
vice points, then Ashleigh
Bridges answered with five


for C lrbiag,;'The Lady
Tigers pulled away down
the stretch in the closest
game of the match. -
Fort White missed its
first six serves in game
-four and Columbia held a
104 lead and went on for
the win.
"It was a well-fought
match," Rebecca Golden
said. "I hope the girls can
carry that over into district."

-_.JQr Fort White, Wrenbh
had 10 assists, four digs
and three aces. Robison had
five kills. Lync6 Stalnaker'
had nine kills and five digs.
John,son had two aces and
three blocks.
For Columbia, Milton
had 10 kills -and five blocks.
Jara Courson had 11 kills
and 20 digs. Bates had 42
assists and Grace Harry
had three aces.

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Big man abused by girlfriend

fights to turn the other cheek

been dating "Carmen"
for a few years, but in the
last year she has started
becoming violent when we
are having an argument
I think this is domestic
abuse, but she claims it
isn't because I'm a man.
. I'm not someone who
can take abuse without
repercussions. I'm like a
mirror. If someone brings
violence into my life, I
reflect it back on them. So
far, I have restrained my
instincts but eventually
I know Carmen will cross
the line and I'm going to
I have tried everything
to make Carmen under-
stand how I feel. When
she hits me, it doesn't hurt
physically, but the anger
I feel is indescribable. I'm
at the end of my rope and
considering breaking up
with her before I hurt her.
I don't want to end the
relationship, but I think ifs
the only way to make her
see things from my per-
spective. Or should I call
the cops the next time she
hits me? BRUISED AND
ABUSED: You may not
want to, but its time to
end the relationship before
something happens you
both regret
Please think ahead-
- if Carmen resorts to vio-

Abigail Van Buren
lence when she becomes
upset with you, then she
very likely will with any
children you would have
together. It's a huge red
flag. Run!

been a holistic health-care
and healing practitioner for
10 years. I love my work
and being in a helping pro-
fession. I'm the one who is
always there for everyone
who needs help. A good
portion of my work is as
a counselor, teacher and
shoulder to cry on.
My problem? I'm lonely.
I have multiple health
issues and struggle with
money. I need someone
to talk with about me and
how I'm feeling. Whenever
I find a counselor, mem-
ber of the clergy, teacher,
etc., I end up BEING the
counselor, teacher, listener,
living in a small town,
its almost impossible to
find anyone who doesn't
know me or my family.
I went to a minister and
ended up taking him to an

AA meeting. I went to a
counselor at a nearby uni-
versity; she began asking
me for advice about her-
health. I'm hesitant to try
to find someone online.
I'm not looking for a
lover or an "adventure" -
just someone to talk with.
My batteries are constantly
being drained and oppor-
tunities to recharge are
few and far between. I'm
not asking for much, just
someone to be there for
me the way I am for many
I tried talking with my
wife about this, but she's
so emotionally insecure
that even thinking I want
someone else to talk with
upsets her. Please help me.
uncommon for therapists
to-suffer the kind of burn-
out you have described.
They often deal with it
by trading services with
another therapist because
talking about feelings -
as you well know can
often relieve them. What
you should do is contact
the association of holistic
and/or integrative medical
professionals in your state
and inquire about this kind
of opportunity for you.

0 Write Dear Abby at or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
. Angeles, CA 90069.

ARIES (March 21-April
19): Listen, but don't feel
obliged to follow someone
else's path. Size up your
situation and realize you
are capable of more than
what's expected of you.
Dazzle everyone with a
showing that will help you
reclaim the confidence
to march onward and
upward. **
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): A personal situation
will lead to a decision
regarding where and how
you live. A change of scen-
ery will help you manage
your finances better. Love
and romance will be much
more prevalent once you
tame the financial stress in
your life. ****
' GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Approach a challenge
or project from a unique
angle. Take the initiative to
forge ahead without being
coddled or making a fuss.
Being specific and creative
will be the surest way tor
get what you want Stick to
your agenda. ***
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): Get involved in
new pastimes or interest .
groups and you will make
new acquaintances that
have a positive impact on
your life. Don't allow a
demanding person to stand
in the way of your personal
friendships. Help someone
you want to get to know
better. ***
LEO (July 23-Aug.

Eugenia Last

22): Welcome change.
Traveling or interacting
with people from different
backgrounds will teach
you a valuable lesson.
Don't give in to emotional
blackmail or possessive-
ness that stops you from
expanding your interests.
Don't waste your time with
anger. ***
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept
22): You will acquire .-
knowledge if you observe
others. An opportunity will
arise through a friend, rel-
ative or. neighbor that can
lead to a better-paying job
or training. You may want
to make changes at home,*
but an impulsive move will
backfire. ****
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): Expand what you
have to offer. Pick up
additional skills or get
in touch with people you
feel can contribute to
your advancement. Avoid
taking on someone else's
responsibilities when you
need to focus on your
own agenda. Secure your
future. **
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov.
21): Take a trip or plan
something special that is
conducive to romance.
Someone will appreciate
your gesture and help you
out financially and person-
ally in turn. Don't let an
old lover cause problems.

Leave the past Where it
belongs. *****
Dec. 21): Changes that will
help you improve what you
have to offer, as well as
the way you live, are long
overdue. Take criticism
seriously. Revamp and revi-
talize what isn't working
Sin your life by replacing it
with something new. ***
22-Jan. 19): You'll be torn
between whats expected
of you and what you want
to do. A show of emotion
will help you gain sympa-
thy and the go-ahead to do
as you please. A change
at home or a shift in your
status will bring about
improvement ***
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb, 18): Size up your
situation and the informa-
tion you are given. Revisit
some of your ideas regard-
ing money, investments
and legal concerns. Keep
things simple and take
moderate steps toward
your goals. A slow build
will bring solid results.

PISCES 20): Your future depends
on how you treat others.
Kindness and generosity
will bring you the same in
return. Love is highlight-
ed, and making a promise
will bring you closer to
someone able to make a
difference in your life and
your future. *****


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Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
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colorful and lively." Mel Brooks
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Florida coach Will Muschamp argues a call in the first half of a NCAA college football
game against Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday.

Muschamp apologizes for

foul language at Auburn

Associated Press

Florida coach Will
Muschamp is cleaning up
his act
Well, at least his lan-
Muschamp apologized
Tuesday for his colorful
words that were caught
by television cameras dur-
ing his team's 17-6 loss at
Auburn last week. But the
emotional first-year coach
said he has no plans to
temper his sideline antics.
"Just the language,"

Muschamp said. "It's hard
when you've got a 6-year-
old and a 10-year-old at
home and you've got to
go home and explain to
them what you said. So
thafs not good and thafs
not how we're going to
run our program. That's
it. Again,, as far as the
sideline stuff's concerned,
we're going to be who we
are., I'm just apologizing
for the language, nothing
Muschamp lost his
temper several times dur-
ing the game all sea-
son really and at least

two rants were picked up
clearly by sideline micro-
The most notable one
came when running back
Chris Rainey muffed a
punt .in the first quarter.
Replays seemed to show
an Auburn player interfer-
ing with Rainey just before
the catch. Muschamp
screamed at officials, had
to be restrained by an
assistant and even called
timeout to yell some
Cameras stayed on
him throughout his salty

SIMMONS: Reflects on coaching CHS

Continued From Page 1.

he said. "The players were
buying in. I think the time
we spent in the film room
preparing and studying
really helped us executing
it on the field."
In the end, Simmons'
fondest memories of the
championship came after
the game.
"The thing I remember
is everyone being thrown
in the pool afterwards,"
he said. "It felt good to be
in a position to have some
of the kids experience
something that they had
never done and maybe
never would again."

Decades of dominance
Simmons took over
for Quinn after the 1970
season and the transition
was a smooth one. The
Tigers would win 68
games from 71-79 and it
wasn't against cupcakes.
"We had a problem
getting teams to schedule
us," Simmons said. "live
Oak even dropped us for
a few years. We had to go
places that were far away
like Riverview (Sarasota)
to play games. We had
members of the community
criticize us for going so.
far to play football, but it
was a trip for the kids that
they may never have got to
Besides the state
championship, two
of Simmons' most
memorable games came
during the 1982 season.
Columbia had a 9-
1 mark in the regular
season with the only loss
coming against Raines,
in a 27-16 game played
in Jacksonville. Fate
pitted the two teams back
against each other in
the playoffs. This time,
Simmons had the Tigers
ready and Columbia came
away with a 20-12 victory.
"We were playing here
for the region and beat
them," he said. "They had
a great wide receiver and
they would put everyone
else on their team in red
helmets and put him in a
white one. Danny Owens
had our secondary put on
white head gear for that
game and we beat them in
one heck of a game.'
Simmons painted
a clear picture of the
atmosphere at Memorial
Stadium on that night.
'"They were packed in
10 deep," he said. "We
put in extra seats and

everyone was standing
along the sidelines."
Oddly enough, the
other game that stands
out to Simmons came the
following week, but this
time the Tigers wouldn't
come.out on top.
Woodham High out of
Pensacola 'came in riding
a winning streak and
Columbia came within an
eyelash of ending it.
"They were undefeated
for going on two or three
years," he said. "They
got us 28-31, but we had
it won. I'll never forget
the play. It was fourth-
and-8 and they got us on
a bootleg pass. -They won
state, but neither of their
other two games were
even close. Out of all the
games I remember those
three stand out and we
won two of them. I guess
two out of three isn't bad."

Simmons said he has
great respect for where
the Tigers are today, but
wonders how he would
have done as coach.
"I try to compare it to
today," he said. 'There's
different conditions today.
Back then, staffing was a
major problem. You had
to be a teacher first. You
had to be certified and
that's the way it should
be. Education should
come first. You have to
keep things in the proper
As a coach that
ran a traditional pro
offense, Simmons has
become infatuated with
the changing world of
offenses today.
"I love the spread style
offenses," he said. "I think
it would be a challenge.
One of the things about
coaching back then was
there was a limitation on
the number of avenues
a kid had. Today there's
a lot and that may have-
been hard to cope with. I
don't know if I could have
survived all this time."
Despite not coaching,
Simmons still finds
himself watching the
purple and gold on Friday
"I go to most of the
games," he said. "I don't
take as many of the road
trips, but I stay involved
with the program through
mentoring Shaq Johnson."
So far, he's been
impressed with Brian

Allen's direction for the
Tigers' program.
"I think he's got it
together and will be
successful," Simmons
said. "He's got the
experience and once the
kids get acclimated with
what he wants, they'll be
in position to be a really
good team. I wish him the
best and I'm impressed
with what he's doing to
build the program."

Building character
After all the wins and
losses, it's not the games
that stand out the most
to Simmons. It's the lives
that he's touched through
the role he was given.
"I think the most
important thifg and my
whole philosophy was to'
be concerned about the
individual kid and what
they're going through," he
said. "What do they need
to make it in. life and be
successful. You don't need
to be an All-American to
get what you need out of
the game if you work to
the best of your ability."
One of the best
examples for Simmons
comes from coaching his
son, Jeff.
"He was small in
stature," Simmons said.
"After his junior spring
he came to me and said
he couldn't compete with
them. He wanted to stay
out for a year and try
to put on weight. I told
him that he was going to
work with the team and
he came back his senior
year, didn't play a lot, but
one of my greatest thrills
came when he intercepted
a pass against Inglewood.
I looked at it on the film
and the whole team was
congratulating him. It's
those moments that
parents get to see when
their kids do something
special that stick out."
Simmons feels
fortunate for the 22
years he was given with
the Columbia football
program and to be a part
of the history.
"It's been wonderful,"
he said. "I have truly been
blessed. There's still a
nucleus in this town that
bleeds purple and gold.
I'm fortunate to have been
a part of it. All of it was
wonderful as we shared in
the disappointments, the
thrill of victory and the
agony of featat"


Fort White High sixth-grade cross country runner Sheridan Plasencia (left) and Katrina Patillo
compete in the Bobcat Classic on Oct. 8.

CHS, Fort White cross country

prepare for Alligator Lake XC

From staff reports

Columbia High's boys
cross country team and
three CHS girls ran in
the Keystone Heights
Invitational on Saturday.
P.K. Yonge won the
16-team boys competition.
Columbia placed 12th.
Fleming Island High won
the girls run.
Columbia boys who ran
were: Octavious Buiey,
36th place-18:48.33; Zach
Peterson, 64th-19:55.58;
Noah Henderson, 67th-
19:58.94; Wyatt Snook,
75th-20:20.93; Johnathan
Key, 96th-22:12.48; Nick
Richardson, 102nd-
Hayley Lewis (22:05.33),
Abby Williams (22:35.64)
and Ashlyn Martin
(22:59.30) ran for the Lady
Columbia is hosting
the Alligator Lake XC
Invitational Presented

by Half Mile Timing on

Lady Indians x-country
There was a mix-up in
some scoring numbers of
Fort White High's girls
cross country team for
the Bobcat Classic, as
reported on the flrunners.
com website.
The correct scores are:
Sydni Jones, 34th-21:34;
Carolee Marrow, 88th-25:16;
Marissa Fletcher, 89th-
25:29; Katrina Patillo, 109th-
27:31; Sheridan Plasencia,
110th-27:39; Colby Laidig,
122nd-30:08; Makenzie
Laidig, 123rd-30:28; Kaleigh
Stokes, 126th:33:35. Kaitlyn
Hunter and Isabel Haire ran
junior varsity.
Fort White boys: Doug
Bagg; 138th-24:44; Tyler
Harding, 139th-24:46; Josh
Compton, 145th-30:17.
Fort White is signed up to
run in the Alligator Lake XC

Invitational on Saturday.

Columbia bowling
Columbia, Fort White and
Suwannee High bowled on
Oct. 12 at Lake City Bowl.
The Lady Tigers rolled
887 and 830 in the regular
games and 157 in the Baker
game. Suwannee bowled
666-691 and 136 in Baker,
while Fort White bowled
562-557 and 114 in Baker.
Columabia's top five bowl-
ers were the same in both
games: Linden Barney 194-
166; Courtney Schmitt 181-
181; Chelsea Williams 181-
155; Lauren Snipes 173-168;
Christine Peters 158-168.
Williams' 181 game was
a personal best. Toli Wise
bowled a 122 in the second
game and substituted in the
eighth frame of the Baker
The three teams go at
it again at 4 p.m. today at
Lake City Bowl.

Indians support Chomp Cancer Run/Walk
Fort White High cross country team participated in the Chomp Cancer Run/Walk in Fort White
on Saturday. Syndi Jones and Zac Radke came in first place among the 186 people who
joined in the community event. Proceeds went to the UF & Shands Cancer Center.

Bengals send QB

Palmer to Raiders

Associated Press

Bengals owner Mike
Brown was determined to
hold his ground. He had no
plans to reward disgruntled
quarterback Carson Palmer
with a trade.
Then rookie Andy Dalton
stepped in and played well
for surprising Cincinnati,
and Oakland came calling
with a blockbuster deal.
That was enough to
change Brown's mind,
and he dealt Palmer to the
Raiders for two high draft
picks shortly before the
trade deadline on Tuesday.
The Raiders needed a
quarterback to replace Jason
Campbell, who broke his
collarbone in Sunday's win
over the Cleveland Browns.
Campbell had surgery
Monday and was expected
to miss at least six weeks,
leaving the Raiders with only
Kyle Boller and Terrelle
Pryor on the roster.

Palmer wanted to leave
the Bengals, who have had
only two winning records in
the past 20 years.
Cincinnati (4-2) will get a
2012 first-round pick and a
second-rounder in 2013 for
the 31-year-old quarterback.
Brown said the play of
Dalton made it easier to
trade Palmer.
"We also find ourselves
rather suddenly in position
of being able to receive real
value for Carson that can
measurably improve our
team, which is performing
well and is showing real
promise for this year and
years to come," he said in a
"When this opportunity
arose, we felt we could not
let it pass and needed to
take a step forward with the
football team if we could."
The Detroit Lions (5-1)
also made a move before
the deadline, acquiring run-
ning back Ronnie Brown

from the Philadelphia
Eagles for running back
Jerome Harrison and an
undisclosed draft pick in
Harrison is set for his sec-
ond stint with the Eagles (2-
4). He was first acquired in
a 2010 trade with Cleveland
and rushed for 239 yards
and a touchdown. Brown
had only 13 carries for
38 yards with the Eagles.
His fumble against San
Francisco cost Philadelphia
a win.
Raiders coach Hue
Jackson's mantra all season
has been "the time is now,"
and he backed that up by
dealing for Palmer, who is
coming off a 20-intercep-
tion season last year with
the Bengals.
Palmer, who had been
working out in Southern
California, quickly reported
to the Raiders' facility and
will immediately start learn-
ing the offense.

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Customer service sets KC's Produce apart

From staff reports

K C's Produce, 1149 SE Baya
Drive, has been a fixture in
Columbia County for more
than three decades and is
celebrating its 35th year as a
local business in 2011.
"We've been at that location for about
30 years," said Charles Neeley Jr., owner
of KC's Produce. "We started out on U.S.
Highway 90 west"
KC's Produce is open from 7:30 a.m. 6
p.m. Monday Saturdays, and is staffed
with seven full-time employees and four
part time employees.
"We have the one location and we
service a lot of local restaurants out of
there," Neeley said. "We service a lot of
the local smaller restaurants."
The name KC's Produce pay's homage
to Neeley's family members.
His name, as well as his father's name
and his brothers' name all begin with the
letter "C,',' representing Charles, Charles
Jr., Curtis and Chris and his stepmother's
name, Karen, begins with the letter "K".
Charles Neeley Jr. and his wife, Angie,
bought the business from the family
about 25 years.
At KC's produce, the focus of the busi-
ness is wholesale and retail produce.
'We try to get as much local produce
as we can, but we also have produce that
comes from all over the United States,"
Neeley said. "I stay on the road all the
time. Where ever it's seasonal is where I
go mostly. I do all my own hauling -- that
way we can keep it fresh. I try to support
all the smaller and local farmers."
Neeley said he likes to pick up the
produce himself because it allows him to
make sure of the produce's quality and
price and to make sure it's what he wants
for himself and his customers.
"I do probably about 95 percent of our
buying," he said.
The Neeleys took a traditional route
in getting in the produce business, but
soon changed their methods for acquiring
conmmnodities which helped their business
grow."My dad retired out of the serviced
''My dad retired out of the service and

Robyn Taylor and Jason Woodworth, manager and assistant manager of.KC's Produce, poses for a photograph at the store located at 1149
SE Baya Drive. The store has been in existence for about 35 years, originating in Wellborn, and has been in Lake City for about 30 years,

we started farming and we learned it was
easier to buy than it was to grow (pro-
duce)," Neeley said. "I like our business
because I have the opportunity to. buy
fresh (produce) daily. I go somewhere.
every day, that way I can always have
fresh stuff at our store. It doesn't come
out of the warehouse. The majority of it
comes straight off the farms, straight to
my business and then to the customer. I
have a lot fresher product."

Neeley said KC's Produce is a unique
business because of the customer service
it provides.
. 'To me I've got the best employees
and they give the best service," he said.
"Customer service to me is what sets us
apart from other businesses. We know
a lot of our customers by name and by
face; they are not just another number.
We take pride in getting to know 5our

"As a small business we need all the
customers we can get," Neeley continued.
"I'm very appreciative of'every customer
that comes through the door, they are
*just not a number they are somebody
to us. We want to see them again and
again and we try to do whatever it takes
to keep the customers happy to get them
to come back. A small business relies on
the customer.""

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One Item per ad ditioal
4 lines 6 days ine add1.10
Rate applies to private Individuals eling |
personal merchandise e otallings $00o les.

Each Item must Include a price. .
This isa non-refundable rate.

One Item per ad 61 |
4 lines 6 days Each additional
l ine $1 15
Rate applies to private Individuals selling

Personal merchandise totalling $1,000 orless.
Each em t include a price
Th Is A non- refundable rate.

One item per ad
4 lines 6 days additlona
Rateapples o private Individuals selling
persona totallin g $2,500 or es.
S Each Item must Include price.
This is a non-refundable rate.

4 lines 6 days line I
P.Rate apples, to private Individuals illn
Each item must include price.
This'is a nonreud erae

One Item per ad 0
4 lines -6 days ach additional
Rate applies to private Individuals selling
personal merchandise totalling $6000 or less.
Each item must Include a price
: P I-ae.1

\7-70-M MSS~f



4 lines 17
3 days 1750
Includes 2 Signs art W a joal line '165

Limited to service type advertis-
ing only.
4 lines, one month....'92.00
$10.80 each additional line
Includes an additional $2.00 per
ad for each Wednesday insertion.

You can call us at 755-5440,
Monday through Friday from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Some people place their
classified ads in person, and some
ad categories will require prepay-
ment. Our office is located at 180
East Duval Street.
You can also fax or email your ad
copy to the Reporter.
FAX: 386-752-9400 Please
direct your copy to the Classified
EMAIL: classifieds@lakecityre-

Ad Is to Appear: Call by: Fax/Email by:
Tuesday Mon., 10:00a.m. Mon.,9:00 a.m.
Wednesday Mon., 10:00 a.m. Mon., 9:00 a.m.
Thursday Wed., 10:00 am. Wed., 9:00 a.m.
Friday Thurs.,10:00 .m. Thurs.,9:00am.
Saturday Fri., 10:00 am. Fri, 9:00a.m.
'Sunday Fi., 10:00 a.m. Fri., 9:00 a.m.
These deadlines are subject to change without notice.

Ad Errors- Please read ybur ad
on the first day of publication.
We accept responsibility for only
the first incorrect insertion, and
only the charge for the ad space
in error. Please call 755-5440
immediately for prompt correc-
tion and billing adjustments.
Cancellations- Normal advertising
deadlines apply for cancellation.
Billing Inguiries- Call 755-5440.
Should further information .be
required regarding payments or
credit limits, your call will be trans-
ferred to the accounting depart-

Advertising copy is subject to
approval by the Publisher who
reserves the right to edit, reject,
or classify all advertisements under
appropriate-headings. Copy should
be checked for errors by the.
advertiser on the first day of pub-
lication. Credit for published errors
will be allowed for the first insertion
for that portion of the advertisement
which was incorrect. Further, the
Publisher shall not be liable for any
omission of advertisements ordered
to be published, nor for any general,
special or consequential damages.
Advertising language must comply
with Federal, State or local laws
regarding the prohibition of discrimi-
nation in employment, housing and
public accommodations. Standard
abbreviations are acceptable; how-
ever, the first word of each ad may
not be abbreviated.

In Print and Online
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Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that tie
Louise Crosley of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a
Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property
and name in which it was assessed is
as follows:
Certificate Number- 1652
Year of Issuance: 2004
Description of Property. SEC 35
BER 07310-013
W 443.96 FT S 283 FT, W 75 FT
225.18 FT, E 48.43 FT, N 252 FT
TO POB. ORB 392-319, 774-1075,
Name in which assessed: EDDIE
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty' described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 7th day
of November, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
TIES ACT: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
moaation in order to participate in
this proceeding;,.yqu are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. -Persons with a
disability who need afifaccommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (Q00) 955-8771; if,
you are voice impaired call (800)

September 28, 2011
October 5, 12, 19, 2011

Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the
Louise Crosley of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a
Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property
and name in which it was assessed is
as follows:
Certificate Number: 1651
Year of Issuance: 2004
Description of Property: SEC 35
BER 07310-009
NW 1/4, RUN W 941.78 FT, S
.,303.72 FT, E 81 FT FOR POB.
CONT E 81 FT, S 271.28 FT, W 81
FT, N 271.28 FlT TO POB. ORB
320-411, JTWRS 774-1074, 987-905
Name in which assessed: EDDIE
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 7th day
of November, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
TIES ACT: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you' are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City; FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)

September 28, 2011
October 5, 12, 19, 2011
Notice is hereby made to all those
concerned and affected that Beach
Construction Company, Inc. is per-
forming Project Number GE-
35(WWTP), Water and Wastewater
Treatment Plant Improvements at
Columbia Correctional Institution.
All parties furnishing labor, materi-
als, and/or equipment to said project
are to provide notice of such in writ-
ing by certified mail to the Depart-
ment of Corrections, 2601 Blair
Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2500 within twenty (20) cal-
endar days of first providing such la-
bor, materials and/or equipment."

October 14, 16, 19, 201.1

To place your
classified ad call
rym 5

Lawn & Landscape Service

J&M LAWN Service & more for
all your outdoor needs. Don't
waste your time or weekend,
Free Estimate. 386-984-2187


Other court approved forms-

HAULING. Rental clean out,
garage clean out. Cut up and
'remove brush. FREE Estimates!!


Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the
AJM Capital, LLC. of the following
certificate has filed said certificate
for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the prop-
erty and name in which it was as-
sessed is as follows:
Certificate Number: 2955
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property: SEC:.00
BER 13711-001
S DIV: E 48 FT LOT 9 & W 17 FT
13. DB 37-521, PROB #99-67 CP,
ORB 884-1126 THRU 1128, 890-
1413 .THRU 1418, 903-1244 THRU
1248, 927-2726, 969-1994, CERT
TITLE 1085-849. SWD 1094-1602.
Name in which assessed: ERIN
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 7th day
of November, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
TIES ACT: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)

September 28, 2011
October 5, 12, 19, 2011

Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the
Coastal Woodlands, LLC of the fol-
lowing certificatehas filed said. cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of
the property and name in which it
was assessed is as follows:
Certificate Number: 2080
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:. SEC 30
BER 05837-000
128.44 FT, S 43 DEG E 676.82 FT
ORB 646-121, 826-2018, WD 1036-
482, WD 1123-1262
Name in which assessed: GEORGE
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 7th day
of November, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
TIES ACT: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons vwith a
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)

September 28, 2011
October 5, 12, 19,2011
Sec. 197.241 P.S:
Notice is hereby given that the
Mary Alyce Douglas of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a Tax Deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of
the property and name in which it
was assessed is as follows:
Certificate Number: 3134
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property: SEC 00
BER 11219-000
QCD 1076-684.
Name in which assessed: SYLVEST-
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 7th day
of November, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
TIES ACT: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)

September 28, 2011
October 5, 12, 19, 2011


Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the
Salvation Holiness Church Inc. of
the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate num-
ber and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property and name in
which it was assessed is as follows:
Certificate Number: 2040
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property: SEC 28
BER 05667-000
111 FT, N 563 FT, W 53 F1I, S 330
FT, W 58 FT, S 233 FT TO POB.
Name in which assessed: IDA BRY-
All of said property being in ihe
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 7th day
of November,.2011, at 11:00 A.M.
TIES ACT: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-.
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with, a\
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)

September 28, 2011
October 5, 12, 19, 2011

Sec. 197.241 F.S..
Notice is hereby given that thl
Gary Huang of the following
cate has filed said certifica
Tax Deed to be issued there
certificate number and year
ance, the description of the
and name in which it was ass
as follows:
Certificate Number: 3335
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
BER 11946-000
N DIV W 1/2 LOT 2 & LOT
Name in which assessed:
All of said property being
County of Columbia, State
da. Unless said certificate sha
deemed according to law, the
ty described in such certific
be sold to the highest bidder
Courthouse on Monday the
of November, 2011, at 11:00
TIES ACT: If you are a per
a disability who needs any
modation in order to partic
this proceeding, you are. ent
no cost to you, to the prove
certain assistance. Persons
disability who need any acco
tion to participate should cot
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Bo
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-71
within two (2) working days
receipt of this notice; if you a
ing impaired call (800) 955-
you are voice impaired ca

September 28, 2011
October 5, 12, 19, 2011

The Columbia County Board of
County Commissioners is seeking
volunteers for the following posi-
tions (4 vacancies)
The Coliumbia County Code En-
forcement Board has the authority to
impose administrative fines and oth-
er non-criminal penalties and to pro-
vide an effective and inexpensive
method of. enforcing the ordinances
in force in Columbia County where a
pending or repeated violation contin-
ues to exist, as to all county ordinan-
ces. Members of the Code Enforce-
ment Board shall be residents of Co-
lumbia County. Appointments to the
Code Enforcement Board shall- be
made by the Board of County Com-
missioners on the basis of experience
or interest in the fields of zoning and
building control. The membership of
the Enforcement Board, shall, .when
possible, include an architect, a busi-
nessman, an engineer, a general con-
tractor, a subcontractor, and a realtor.
The term of office shall be for three
(3) years.
Persons interested in volunteering for
appointment should submit their re-
sume to the Columbia County Board
of County Commissioners, P.O.
Drawer 1529, Lake City, Florida
32056-1529 on or before October 31,

05528529 -
October 19, 26, 2011

REPORTER Classifieds
In Print and On Line


Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the
Louise Crosley. of the following
certificate has filed said certificate
for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the prop-
erty and name in which it was as-
sessed is as follows:
Certificate Number: 1506
Year of Issuance: 2004
Description of Property: SEC 33
BER 06331-000
FT FOR POB, RUN S 33 Fr, W 60
FT, S 50.40 FT, E 210 FT, N 85.40
Name in which assessed: RONALD
All of said property being in the
County of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 7th day
of November, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
TIES ACT: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no. cost .to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda-
tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FE 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)

September 28, 2011
'October 5, 12, 19, 2011

Sec. 197.241 ES.
Notice is hereby given that the
Ie Charles Matthews of the following
g certifi- certificate has filed said certificate
te for a for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon.
on. The The certificate number and year of
of issu- issuance, the description of the prop-
property erty and name in which it was as-
sessed is sessed is as follows:
Certificate Number: 1632
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property: SEC 33
L NUM- BER04035-000
S 3&4 W 210 F, N 210 FT, E 210 FT, S 210
MARY 1/4)
Name in which assessed: ROSA
of Flori- All of said property being in the
all be re- County of Columbia, State of Flori-
e proper- da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
cate will deemed according to law, the proper-
er at the ty described in such certificate will
7th day be sold to the highest bidder at the
A.M. Courthouse on Monday the 7th day
of November, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
accom- TIES ACT: If you are a person with
cipate in a disability who needs any accom-
titled, at modation in order to participate in
vision of this proceeding, you are entitled, at
with a no cost to you, to the provision of
)mmoda- certain assistance. Persons with a
intact the disability who need any accommoda-
ix 1569, tion to participate should contact the
19-7428, ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
s of your Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
are hear- within two (2) working days of your
-8771; if, receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ill (800) ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)

September 28, 2011
ERS October 5, 12, 19, 2011

Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that the
W. Keith Hudson of the' following
certificate has filed said certificate,
for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the prop-
erty and name in which it was as-
sessed is as follows:
Certificate Number: 3279
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property: SEC 00:
BER 11714-000
(7 HEIRS). ORB 675-754, CASE
ORB 719-489, WILL ORB 753-
1095 THRU 1099. WD 1063-1925.
WD 1067-2321
Name in which assessed: T & A
All of said property being in the
County .of Columbia, State of Flori-
da. Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse on Monday the 7th day
of November, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
TIES ACT: If you are a person with
a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons with a
disability who need any accommoda-


tion to participate should contact the
ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1569,
Lake City, FL 32056, 386-719-7428,
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if
you are voice impaired call (800)

September 28, 2011
October 5, 12, 19, 2011
100 Job


HeritageBank of the South
Lake City, Florida is seeking a
Branch Manager. Requirements
include branch manager
experience with a bank. This
position will also include
making client and prospect sales
calls, gathering, reviewing, and
underwriting financial informa-
tion, and managing and expand-
ing an existing portfolio of both
consumer and commercial loans.
HeritageBank of the South is a
community bank, with a solid
reputation and capital base. We
offer excellent benefits and a
salary commensurate with
education and experience.
Requirements: Bachelor's
degree in related field ahd or
minimum 5 years of branch
manager experience and
consumer and or commercial
lending experience at a bank.
Please forward resume and
salary requirements to humanre-

Position available for
Will need to estimate sale prices
on commercial steel buildings
and design concepts.
Evaluate and maintain material
cost structure. Will need to
contact Vendors to source new
supplies for cost improvements.
Only applicants with Costing/
Estimating experience need to
apply. Full benefits package for
large Local Manufacturing Co.
Send Resume to P.O. Box
2097., Lake City, FL 32056

Resolutions Health Alliance has
an immediate opening for a PT
Office Clerk in Lake City.
Must be: timely, proficient )n
Microsoft Word; Excet and
Outlook, organized, detail
oriented, data entry, filing,
excellent phone skills, and
customer oriented. Salary is $8.00
an hour. Email resume to: or
fax (386)754-9017 or website: .

Experienced Real estate closer/
Title agent needed for local office.
Send reply to Box 05078; C/O The
Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box
1709, Lake City, FL, 32056


PosItIon #: A9g962
This is a professional classification
responsible for the development and
supervision of Innovative and forward-
thinking programs. The primary
responsibilities are'to implement and
maintain the Bachelor of Science degree
in Nursing, continue to expand all program
areas and resources, provide effective
leadership for administration, faculty, and
students, manage multiple budgets, and
an understanding of strong personnel
management. The Executive Director '
will have the responsibility of developing
and maintaining a premier institute that
will support Florida Gateway College as
it moves into the baccalaureate degree
program level. The individual applying
'for this position must hold a minimum of.
a master's degree and be eligible for or
hold a Florida Nursing license or closely
related field, have at least five years of
progressive administrative experience, a
strong background in program design and
accreditation, and a valid Florida driver's
license. Desirable Qualifications:
Doctorate degree in Nursing or health
related field preferred. Record of teaching
at tenured professor level; experience
in business in conjunction with health
background. Experience in the community
college teaching/working environment
Salary: Based on Degree and Experience.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.
Persons interested should provide
College application, vita, and photocopies
of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must
be submitted with official translation and
evaluation. Position details and
applications available on web at:

Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr( *
FGC is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO
College in Education and Employment

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100 Job
100 Opportunities

Columbia County is accepting
applications for the position of
full-time Library Assistant I.
Position is advanced clerical
library work; performs
moderately complex clerical
tasks; & may work in public
services, children's, circulation,
technical or other areas of the
library. Minimum requirements:
High school diploma/GED, two
years office work or clerical
experience preferably in library
setting. FL driver's license
preferred. Mandatory library
screening test (call 386-758-
2101 for scheduling) must be
submitted with application.
Salary is $9.10 per hr. plus
benefits. Nights & weekend
work will be required. Success-
ful applicant must pass a
pre-employment physical,
criminal history check & drug
screen. Applications'available
at the Human Resources Office
Board of County Commission-
ers, 135 NE Herhando Aive.,
Suite 203, Lake City, FL 32055
or online at.www.olumbla-, (386)719-2025,
ITDD (386)758-2139.
Application deadline: 10/28/11.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

05528438 .
Columbia County is accepting
applications for the position of
part-timn Library Assistant I.
Position is advanced clerical
library work; performs
moderately complex clerical
tasks; & may work in public
services, children's, circulation,
technical or other areas of the
library. Minimum requirements:
High school diploma/GED, two
years office work or clerical
experience preferably in library
setting. FL driver's license
preferred. Mandatory library
screening test (call 386-758-
2101 for scheduling) must be.
submitted with application.
Salary is $9.10 per hr. plus
limited benefits (no health/life
insurance). Nights & weekend
work will be required. Success-
ful applicant must 'pass a
pre-employment physical,
criminal history check & drug
screen. Applications available'
at the Human Resources Office
Board of County Commission-
ers, 135 NE HemandoAve.,
Suite 203, Lake City, FL 32055
or online at www.columbia-, (386)719-2025,
TDD (386)758-2139.
Application deadline: 10/28/11.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

'Due to increased sales volume at
Burkins Chevrolet of Macclenny,
we are currently seeking 2
professional sales consultants.
Experience is a plus, as well as'
'GM training. We have an
excellent working environment
With opportunity to grow in our
. organization. Please contact Bob
Burkins at Burkins Chevrolet in
person Monday through Friday.

NEED CNC Machinist
Must have Metal Working
Machine Shop exp. Send resume,
Quality Mill, 3631 US Hwy. 90
East, Lake City, FL 32055.


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100i Job

Columbia County is accepting
applications for full-time
Library Assistant II. Duties
consist of varied technical/
paraprofessional library tasks;
including circulation &
reference assistance. Minimum
requirements: High school
diploma supplemented by
college level course work in
library sciences or an AA
degree. Three (3) years experi-
ence in responsible clerical work
including experience in a library
may be substituted for AA
degree. Valid FL driver's
license required. Mandatory
library screening test (call
386-758-2101 for scheduling)
must be submitted with applica-
tion. Nights & weekend work
will be required. Wage is
$10.02/hour plus benefits.
Successful applicant must pass
pre-employment physical,
criminal history check, & drug
screen. Applications available,
at the Human Resources Office,
Board of County Commission-
ers, 135 NE Hemando, Suite
203, Lake City, FL 32055, or
online at www.columbiacounty- (386)719-2025, TDD
(386)758-2139. Application
deadlines 10/28/11.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

Columbia County is accepting
applications for a Field Service
Mechanic, Public Works. This
position performs skilled
mechanical work in the,
maintenance and servicing of
automotive, construction and
maintenance equipment.
Minimum. Experience: High
School education or' G.E.D.
Preferred and two years
experience in maintenance and
servicing of equipment, or an
equivalent combination of
training & experience. Posses-
sion of a valid FL CDL Class B
Drivers,License with hazard.
material and tanker endorse-
ments required. Salary: $11.59
hourly plus benefits. Successful
applicant must'pass pre-employ-
ment physical, drug screening
& criminal history check.
Applications may be obtained
From our website
or the Human Resources Office,
Board of County Commission-
ers, 135 NE Hemando, Suite
203, Lake City, FL 32055.
(386)'719-2025, TDD (386)
758-2139. Application dead-
line: 10/38/11. An
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

Sales Help at Florida Visitors
Center. Benefits, hourly wage
'1. plus commission. Excellent
opportunity with National
'o 'doipany. Ctl'Ed.'904-540'-2314
Cloth Cutter: Person to cut cloth
from patterns in small
sewing company;
Call Hafners 386-755-6481

Looking for physically Fit and out-
going individuals with'clean.driv-
ing & clean criminal history. Call
386-752-2112 Mon. Fri. 8a-5p.

100 Job
100 Opportunities
Columbia County is accepting
applications for a part-time (25
hr/wkly) 4-H Program Assistant
in the County Extension Office.
Position involves performing a
variety of leadership & organi-
zational development tasks to
support the 4-H program. Will
prepare educational materials,
recruit volunteers & members,
train volunteers to work with
community clubs and school
programs. Minimum
requirements: High school
diploma/GED, associate or
bachelor's degree preferred, 4-H
experience preferred, at least
two (2) years working with
youth and or volunteers in
instructional setting preferred.
Must be able to work evenings
& weekends. Valid FL drivers
license req. Salary: $10.02/hr
with limited benefits
(no health/life). Successful
applicant must pass a pre-em-
ployment physical, criminal
history check & drug screen.
Applications available at the
Human Resources Office Board
of County Commissioners, 135
NE Hemando Ave,, Suite 203,
Lake City, FL 32055 or online
(386)719-2025, TDD
(386)758-2139. Application
deadline:, 11/04/2011.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

1 20 Medical
0 V Employment

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

n240 Schools &
240, Education

Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
* Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-10/24/10 I

* Phlebotomy national certifica-.
tion, $800 next class-11/28/11
- ^
* Continuing education
Fees incl. books,;supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or

310 Pets & Supplies

408 Furniture
Formal Dining set. Queen Anne
Style. Pecan color. Table. 6 chairs.
2 leaves, custom pads. Large china
cabinet. $600. 386-965-0762

3 piece white cast iron ivy pattern
bench & 2 chairs. Vintage look.
All for $200. 386-965-0762
Roll Top desk. Cherry/Oak. Mar-
ble inset. 2 work trays, 2 file draw-
ers. Center knee-hole. 30"x60"
Lighted. $500. 386-965-0762
SOFA & LOVE seat. Plush
overstuffed, dark teal velvet.
Very clean. $500.

4i1 Musical
413 Merchandise
Sounds great. Spinet model.
Has bench. $250.

4 Photo
415 Equipment

Kodak 650h carousel slide
projector plus 41 carousel trays.
$200. obo 386-755-5988

419 TV-Radio &
S Recording
20" SONY
Triniton TV.

420 Wanted to Buy

FL/GA License plates before
1958. $1000- Columbia Co. tags
1911-1917 gobucsl3(
Top dollar pd. Jeff (727)424-1576

We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-961-1961.
Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans.
$275 & 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

22,000 BTU Window AC

Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs DOE & BUCK
and cats being sold to be at least 8 Concrete Decorative
weeks old and have a health statues for yard. $150 .
certificate from licensed ; '.', .. .. .65 .
veterinarian documenting they- Set of Michelin Used tires.
havemandatoryshots andade SetA ,i 225X50X17- ,' ue
free from intestinal and external $100.
parasites. Many species of wild- 386-292-3927
life must be licensed by Florida .
Fish and Wildlife. If you are __-
.,unsure, contact the local, W
office for information. : i

402 Appliances ONw

FROST FREE refrigerator.
" Whirlpool Very clean. Works
good. White, $160.

Lg capacity White Whirlpool'
Washen Works great.
386-292-3927 .

407 Computers
DELL Computer,
386-755-9984 or

450 Good Things
450 to Eat
The Nut Cracker, Robert Taylor
Buy, sell, crack & shell pecans
2738 CR 252 W, Lake City 32024
Pinemount Rd/CR 252 Taylorville
386-963-4138 or 961-1420

520 Boats for Sale
07 SeaFox 17 ft. Center console.
Aprox. 40 hrs. Mecury 90HP. New
551b trolling motor. Alum trailer.
Pay off $13,000. 386-758-7766

6 8 Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
14 Wide, 3/2-$525, 2/2-$475.
Clean, Quiet Country Park
Water, septic, garbage incl. NO
PETS! 386-758-2280 References.
lbedrn/lbth $350 mo.,Also, Resi-
dential RV lots. Between Lake
City & G'ville. Access to 1-75 &
441 (352)317-1326 Call for terms.
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer fur-
nished. Cannon Creek MHP
2/2 Units.
October Special
$55.-mo. Includes water.
2BR/1BA CH/A includes
water, sewer, garbage.
$495. mo + $495 dep.
3br/2.5ba S of Lake City,
(Branford area) $550 mo plus sec
386-590-0642 or-386-867-1833
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, Lake Chy & Ft.
White. Contact 386-623-3404
or 386-397-2779
Nice clean 2 & 3br. in 5 Points
area, 3/br Westside & 3/br
Ft. White 1st mo. rent +dep.
No Pets. 386-961-1482

Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
Just Reduced! Clean inside & out.
Updated kit cabinets & counters.
Owner Finance offered $99,000,
MLS75853. Robin Williams.
719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate
It's Here. Jacobson Homes
"Sub Zero" Top Quality Home
with lots of tape and texture and
a dream kitchen and more.
North Point Homes, Gainesville
Jacobson Homes Factory Outlet
Try us in Gainesville. Best.Prices
and Financing in Florida. North
* Pointe Homes (352)872-5566
Remax Professionals. Well main-
tained home, great open floor plan.
Spacious bedrooms. MLS 78757
$49,000 Missy Zecher 386-623-
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
3br/2ba on 1.77 ac. midway
between-Lake City & Live Oak.
Don or Sherry Ratliff
365-8414 MLS# 78737 $59,900

3bt/2ba, well'maihtained DWMH
on 4.85 ac. Fence, pasture, fruit
"trees. MLS#72427, $64,900
Jo Lytte, Remax 386-365-2821

2007 SeaFox
17 ft. center console,
approx. 40 hrs. Mercury
90hp. New 551b trolling
motor. Alum. trailer.
Pay off

*640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
Very nice 3/2 DW "Model I .
cond. Split floor plan. ly m, .cr.
1 ac nicely landscaped S-I .'n.g
MLS#77988. Nancy Roc,.
867-1271 R.E.O. Realty Group
NEW 2012 Town Homn.i
28X44 3/2 Only $37.900. 3 \)
4/2 Just $69.900. Both include
Delivery and set, AC. Skirtin' ,al
steps. No Games!
North Pointe Homes. Gaineis, i1l.
Fl. (352)872-5560
Palm Harbor Homes
Has 3 Modular Hone.
Available at HUGE Sai in,:
Over 40K Off
MOVE-IN READY! Countii 1\ -
ing at it's best. 3br/2ba in plisiinc
condition on 1.39 acres $89.S00
AGENCY, INC. 386-755-5110

Mobile Home
650 & Land
Outside of Fanning Springs. River-
walk is a gated community adja-
cent to Nature Coast Greenway.
$23,900 MLS 73574 Brittany Re-
suits Realty 386-397-3473
Affordable 4/3, Ig 2,280 sqft in
nice S/D on 2 ac. N1ew homeowner
will have fishing rights to Timber-
lake $59,900 MLS 74862 Brittany
Results Realty 386-397-3473
Hunting Tract.s40 ac. w/power
pole, water & septic. W/nice
camper. Owner finance offered
$84,000, MLS75532. Jay Sears.
867-1613 Hallmark Real Estate

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shelves/ladder rack,
60K miles, exc. cond.

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during the first 10 days, you
can run the same vehicle ad
for 1.0 additional days for
only $15.00
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same for the additional run.

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650 Mobile Home
650 &Land .
4/2 on 10 ac. in Bell. 2,268 heated
sqft. in a country setting. 10x20
frame shed. Bring offers!
$89,000 MLS 76582 Brittany
Results Realty 386-397-3473
3/2 1,008 SQFT. Cute affordable,
clean MH in Three Rivers Estates.
River access with $100 Fee annu-
ally $27,000 MLS 78725 Brittany
Results Realty 386-397-3473
Excellent homesite in a homes
only S/D. Just 10 min. from Live
Oak & 20 min. from Lake City
$23,999 MLS 78764 Brittany
Results Realty 386-397-3473
3/2 DWMH on .91 ac. Three Riv-
ers Estates. Well maintained home
that shows pride in ownership
$130,000 MLS 78905 Brittany
Results Realty 386-397-3473
Hunter's Dream. near the National
Forest. 3/2 DW w/5 ac. Near
Olustee. Sold "as is". $48,800,
MLS79011. Ginger Parker.
365-2135 Hallmark Real Estate

Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent



2BR/1BA. Close to town.
$ plus deposit.
Includes water & sewer.
2BR/2BA w/garage
5 minutes from VA hospital.
Call for details.

Amberwood Hills Apts.
Private Patio area. Beautiful yard.
Washer/dryerhkup. Free water &
see-1/1 -2/1 -Mnv in gn al

730 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
Prime location 2br/lba. .
Resid'l or comm'l. Comer of Baya
& McFarlane. $600. mo. $500 sec.
386-752-9144 or 755-2235
Rent with option to purchase.
3/2 Brick Home. Private on 1.5 ac.
7 Days 7-7 A Bar Sales, Inc.

750 Business &
5 Office Rentals

576 sq' $450/inth
900 sq' $600/mth
3568 sq' $2973/mth
8300 sq' $5533/mth
also Bank Building
Excellent Locations
Tom Eagle, GRI
(386) 961-1086 DCA Realtor

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 386-197-4?,62
1525 S. Ohio Ae. L e Oak. FL
Flexble space for lease Great
location. 1,500 I '.U10(i'f Scn
Stewart 867-3498 MLSu 77247
Westfield Realt) Group

780 Condos for Sale
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Country Club. All remodeled.
2br/2ba Condo. Tennis court &
pool privileges. Elaine K. Tolar
755-6488 MLS# 77219 $129,900

805 Lots for Sale
BEAUTIFUL 5 acres in
Lake City, 100% oner financing.
no qualifying. 15 per month
Please call 512-663-0065
Bring the Horses. 4br/2ba. Plenty
of room on 5 ac lot. Master suite
w/garden tub.$109,500 MLS
78982 Roger Lovelady
386-365-7639 Westfield Realty

s, 386-.7i54-10. ~.wwmytleat.o PUBLISHER'S NOTE
386-754-1800. All real estate advertising in this
, Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 newspaper is subject to the fair
mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet housing act which makes it.illegal
* Friendly. Move in Special $199. to advertise "any preference, '.
Pool, laundry & balcony. limitation, or discrimination based,
386-754-1800. on race, color, religion, se\, "
Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1, disability, familial status or nation"
1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A, al or or any tentonto
$650 month & bckgrnd chk, such preference, limitation or
386-697-3248 or 352-377-7652 discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age'of
Eastside Village 55+ Retirement 18 living with parents or legal ,
2br/ lba duplex. No pets custodians, pregnant women and'
Non-smoking environment people securing custody of chil-
Eastside Village Realty, Inc. dren under the age of 18. This
Call Deise Bose @ 752-5290 newspaper will not knowingly
Fall Special! 1/2 Price First accept any advertising for real es-
Month. Updated Apt, w/tile tate which is in violation of the
floors/fresh paint. Great area. law. Our readers are hereby in-
From $395.+sec. 386-752-9626 formed that all dwellings adver-
____________ _____ tised in this newspaper are availa-
Great location W of 1-75, spacious ble on an equal opportunity basis.
deluxe 2br apts., garage, W/D To complain of discrimination call
hookup. patio. $600 & 700 & up, HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777,
+ Sec, 386-965-556Q or.344,3.715 -, Fi the tdllfree'. .;,.
Greentree Townhouse telephone number to the hearing
Summer special. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free impaired is 1-800-927-9275.
water & sewer. Balcony & patio.
Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90. Home for Sale
386-754-1800 u omeorale
Large 2 br Apt In town 2BR/1BA mfg home on 4 acres in
$500. mo $500 dep. Oakwood Acres; owner financing
386-344-2972 cah ob nU AN*TRi
44$ 900k..~,,t DANIE in

Redwine Apartments. Move in
special $199. Limited time. Pets
welcome, with 5 complexes,
we have a home for you.
The Lakes Apts. Studios & lBr's
from $135/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Wayne Manor Apts.
Move in $199. Summer special.
2/1, washer/dryer. Behind Kens off
Hwy 90..386-754-1800
Windsor Arms Apartments.
Summer special $199. Move in!
2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free
200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.
'' 386-754-1800.
story 2/2,fdeck, quiet private
acre 8 mi nw of VA. No dogs.
$600 mo + dep.386-961-9181

720 Furnished Apts.
2 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
2br/lba Huge living area. W/D in-
cluded. New carpet, nice area.
Convenient: VA, DOT, schools &
shopping. $ 386-344-0565.
3BR/1.5 BA Large lot. Very clean
with storage shed. Quiet area.
$850 mo. + $850. dep.
3br/lba brick home in Lake City
Available 10/22.
$650 mo. + $450 dep.
Call 561-723-4306 or 4302
3BR/2BA NEW construction
Lease option. Ist, last plus $200
sec.$900. mo. South of town.
Credit ref's req'd. 386-755-9476
4br/2ba CHA Brick, 1200 sqft
lac., Close to FGCC, CR 245A.
Ceramic tile/carpet, $700 mo $800
dep (904)708-8478 App. req'd
4BR/3.5BA Executive Home on
41 ac farm. Horses ok.
Old brick & heart pine floors,
jet tub, DSL. Beautiful!
For right person $1650/mo.
negotiable 386-209-4610
Brick 3br/2ba Large yard, garage,
CH/A. 179 SW Stanley Ct. Lake
City. $900. mo + $850 dep.
Call 386-365-8543
Nice in town 2br/lba CH/A
$700. mo. $700 deposit.
386-758-3922 or

rv aiiatei Zb,Y-w a. eANI
386-755-5110 #78838
3/2 built in 2010, split floor plan,
Master bath w/large tub
on 2 acres MLS#78520
$109,900, 386-243-8227
R.E.O. Realty Group
3800 sf two story, 5 br 3b, metal
roof, two kitchens, quiet nice
country acre 8 mi. NW of VA.
$159,000 firm cash only
3br/2ba on Alligator Lake.
Fireplace, cathedral ceilings. 2 car
garage. Tennis court in back.
$156,900 Lisa Waltrip 365-5900
Westfield Realty Group
CUTE 3BR/1,5BA recently reno-
vated; 1,455 SqFt with city utilities
ONLY $75,000 DANIEL.
386-755-5110 #78971
Eastside Village 55+ Retirement
2br/2ba 1 car garage Priced
@ $72,900
Eastside Village Realty, Inc. -
Call Denise Bose @ 752-5290
Eastside Village 55+ Retirement
2br/2ba 1 car garage priced @
Eastside Village Realty, Inc.
Call Denise Bose @ 752-5290
3 or 4 BR w/hardwd floors, new
carpet & vinyl in 2011 $79,500
INC. 386-755-5110 #79233
LAKE CITY 2006 Brick home
with shop, 3 BR/2 BA, 1,700 sq.
ft., double lot fenced, $199,900
or best offer, Call 417-396-2134.
PRICE! 3BR/2BA w/open floor
plan; freshly painted $96,000
INC. 755-5110 #78278
Own a piece of history. Folk Vic-
torian in Wellborn. Includes triple-
wide MH. Total of 9 br's & 3ba.
Patti Taylor @ Access Realty
MLS # 71594 $155,900 623-6896
Great 3/2 home w/2346 sq ft-
under roof on .67 ac., Creekside
S/D. Big back yard w/plenty of
shade trees. On a cul-de-sac,
MLS # 77385 $164,900 623-6896
Remax Professionals. Beautiful
Log cabin on 5 manicured acres.
Wrap around porch. MLS 75550
$199,000 Missy Zecher 386-623-
Attention Pilots! 3br/l ba. high
ceilings, brick fireplace. Old Flori-
da living. MLS 77756
$349,900 Josh Grecian. 386-466-
2517 Westfield Realty Group
Motivated Seller. Country area.
paved rd. 3br/2ba home. New AC
& upgraded wdows. MLS 78027
$79,500. Brodie Allred. 623-0906
Westfield Realty Group

810 Home for Sale
Home for entertaining 3/2 plus
pool house w/half bath, 2.25
fenced ac. Freshly painted. Split
plan, Large rear deck MLS 78103
$179,900 386-623-6896
Remax Professionals. New home
with large pond. Well maintained
w/open floor plan. MLS 78957
$139,000 Missy Zecher 386-623-
Lake front 3/2 custom Western Ce-
dar. Lots of storage space. Private
dock $220,000. MLS# 74681
Jo Lytte-Remax 386-365-2821
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Custom built brick home on 5+ ac.
5br/4ba. 3 car garage In ground
pool. Lori Giebeig Simpson
365-5678 MLS# 75854 $569,900
3br/2ba. 2706sf. Island kit. Corian
countertops. Det garage, Koi pond,
green house & more MLS# 76255
$247,000 Pam Beauchamp
Remax Professionals 758-8900
Wonderful Neighborhood. 2 story
in town. 3br/2.5ba. Beautiful wood
burning fireplace. MLS# 77050
$114,900 Carrie Cason 386-623-
, 2806 Westfield Reall) Group
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realt3
Brick in WoodCrest S/D Over-
sized garage. 3/2 split floor plan.
Storage shed Elaine K Tolar
755-6488 MLSf# 77708 $169.900,.
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Brick home in town on lake front.
3br/2ba. New roof & hardwoods.
Glass room w/view Elaine Tolar
755-6488 MLS# 78092 $249,900
3br/2ba. Split plan, recessed
lighting, wood/lamn/carpet/tile .
Appliances included. MLS# 78143
$160,000 Pam Beauchamp
Remax Professionals 758-8900
4br/2.5ba Awesome deal in Russ-
wood on 1-46 ac. SS appliances,
granite countertops & more. MLS#
79188 $,269.000 PanM Beauihamp
Renma& Professionals 758-8900
Short Sale. Attention:Golfers!
3br/2.5ba. Fairway Villas in Quail
Heights. MLS#69928, $79,900
Jo Lytte, Remax 386-365-2821
Well maintained honie in adult
community. Spacious floor plan,
all season porch, carport. $67,900
'MLS#76136 Charlie Sparks 755-
0808 Westfield Realty Group
Southern Oaks CC. Custom built
,block & stucco. 3br/2ba open floor.
plan. MLS#76395 $109,900
Mike Lienemann 386-867-9053
Westfield Realty Group
-.Lofty home on Itchetucknee River,
Wrap around covered decks on
two levels.MustSEE! $375,000
MLS#7700vJo Lytte
Remax 386-365-2821
Just reduced 4/2 on 10.5 acres.
Up to date kitchen, Ig detached
garage/workshop. MLS#77410.
$178,000 REO Realty Group
Heather Craig. 386-466-9223
Great home, Great neighborhood,
3/2 located in town A Must See!.
MLS#77411, $79,900,
Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271
R+V,.., Rqptyi GrPilB,, o
4/2, immaculate, new carpet/fix-
tures. Lg kitchen, FI room, shed,
fence. 2 car garage, MLS#77602,
$159,200, Nancy Rogers 867-1271
R.E.O. Realty Group,
3/2 w/1 car garage, detach carport
Lifetime metal roof. MLS#77780
$96,000, Call Jo Lytte -

Amazing 4/3 Ranch style over
2000 sqft. & 56.28 rolling acres.
Too many extras. MLS#78420.
$500,000 REO Realty Group
Heather Craig. 386-466-9223
Lake City Country Club. 4/3
beautiful interior renovation, huge
kitchen. MLS#78637 $179,900
Nancy Rogers
R.E.O. Realty Group 867-1271
JUST LISTED, Beautiful 5 acres
w/3/2 DWMH & 2/1 SWMH..
Close to town. MLS#79010
$69,000 REO Realty Group
Heather Craig. 386-466-9223
Like New. 4/3 in Calloway w/new
carpet& laminate, fresh paint &
mother-in-law suite. $159,000,
MLS78238. Teresa Spradley.
365-8343 Hallmark Real Estate
Brick Ranch 3/2 Fl room. Side en-
try garage & workshop. 2 sheds.
New AC apple & roof. MLS78442
$109,900. Millard Gillen 365-7001
Westfield Realty Group
Investment Property! 3/2 home w/
updated kitchen, sun room. Wel
kept 3/2 DW on 2 ac. $69,900,
MLS79144. Ginger Parker.
365-2135 Hallmark Real Estate
3/2.5 DW w/extra Ig kitchen.
Wired 24x36 workshop, steel roof,
pole barn. Owner Finance offered
$139,900, MLS79187. Janet Creel.
719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate
Well-maintained 3BR/2BA home
in Gwen Lake area on comer lot
INC. 386-755-5110 #77307
w/2,012 SqFt w/living rm &
family rm $39,000
INC. 386-755-5110 #78680
Living rm, dining rm, family rm,
lots of space ONLY $45,000
AGENCY, INC. 386-755-5110
Remodeled home or office in city
limits. Separate bldg, possible
mother-in-law suite. $79,500
AGENCY, INC. 386-755-5110
3 or 4 br/2ba. Remodeled w/fresh
carpet paint, countertops & AC.
Fenced back yard. $79,900
AGENCY, INC. 386-755-5110
Drastically Reduced, nice 3br/2ba
home on corner lot. Fenced back
yard in Gwen Lake area!
M11l.s77 tu" DANIEL CRAPPS
AGENCY, INC. 386-755-5110
1\ .11. CARED FOR 4br/2.5ba
nilfg home w/formal LR plus
i.n,,kmi n $84,000 MLS#78585
INC. 386-755-5110

820 Farms &
2 Acreage
$10,000 reduction on our 10-acre
lots. Owner financed land.
Deas Bullard Properties
386-752-4339 www.lapdnfl.comn
4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road.
Gorgeous Oais!Pa'ed Rd
Owner Financing! NO.DOWN'
$59,900. $525ino 352 15-1018.
4 acres, Wellboatnew Well
installed, Beautifully wooded
w/cleared Home Site, owner fin,
no down, $39,900, $410 mon
Call 352-215-1018
For Lease FARM- 7 stall bam.
17+ acres, pasture, cross fenced.
Close in $500. mo.
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Brick in WoodCrest S/D. Split
plan. Screened porch. Lg back
yard. Elaine K. Tolar
755-6488 MLS# 77015 $137,900
10 Acres with Free Travel Trailer.
Convenient location. $38,000
MLS#76264 Millard Gillen
386-365-7001 ,
Westfield Realty Group

O Commercial
O U Property
166 SW Main Blvd.
Next to Wendy's *
For Sale Or Lease.
386-752-7938 ,
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Wednesday, October 19, 201 I




Between volunteering and
crafting, local senior has
little time to slow down

By GORDON JACKSON her new community. She volunteers at Hospice on
Monday and works as
onnti Bickford a volunteer for the Lake
moved from City Medical Center on
Jacksonville Fridays.
to Lake City Squeezed in between,
Ssix years ago Bickford attends events
because her health was at Health to You, where
failing and she wanted to guest speakers discuss
be closer to family mem- different health and safety
bers. issues, plus she knits and
The retired private crochets for local chari-
vocational school admis- ties and plays Bingo on
sions director said she was Tuesdays.
apprehensive leaving her She also spends time
friends and moving to a making handmade
much smaller community, potato pouches, which
where she'd have to start a take about 90 minutes to
new social life. make and are sold for $9
"I miss the shopping," at the medical center's
she said. "I don't miss the gift shop. Bickford said
crime or the traffic." two washed potatoes put
ln.etrospect. Bicl4foraa ie the cottWA ouch
65, sailt the decision To wi,. only take three
move to the slower pace minutes to fully cook
of Lake City was a wise in a microwave oven.
one. Proceeds from pouch
"I'm pleased to say my sales go to local chari-
health is no longer failing," ties.
she said. "I've made a lot "I'm not sure how they
of friends." ,work, but I believe the
Bickford said many of lining conducts the heat
her friendships were made and distributes it evenly
by getting involved in throughout the potato,"

GORDON JACKSON/Lake City Reporter
Connti Bickford holds samples of potato pouches she makes by hand. The pouches are sold at the Lake City Medical Center
gift shop for $9, with proceeds going to local charities. Bickford said the pouches are large enough for two potatoes. It takes
about three minutes to microwave two clean potatoes in the cloth pouches.

she said. "They are the
- best potatoes you'll evei .
eat These make wonder-
ful gifts."
Her most popular
pouches are emblazoned
with logos from University
of Florida, University of
Georgia and Florida State
University. She expects.
strong sales at the medical
center's gift shop as the

annual Georgia-Florida
game in Jacksonville
Linda Butler, manager
of the medical center's
gift shop, said Bickford's
potato pouches are among
many handmade items
sold there. The gift shop
raised about $17,00.0 last
year, with proceeds going
to local charities.

"It's a useful item,"
Butler said of the pouch-
es. "They're important,
along with the other
items in the shop."
Butler said most of the
hospital's volunteers are
elderly, but they play a vital
role helping the hospital
offer a high level of service.
"It's critical to have
them," she said.

Bickford said she plans
to stay busy in the com-
munity with the help of
the many new friends she
has made since moving to
Lake City.
"I don't have much
downtime," she said. "My
friends all stay active. It
makes the move worth-
while. I'm very happy in
Lake City."

Tips for reducing lower back pain

Have an aching back? your physician to locate ing the clinical evidence,
You're not alone, it and rule out a serious the American College
Low back pain (LBP)' problem. of Physicians (ACP) a
is one of the most comrn- Tell your physician national organization of
mon reasons people see if you are having weight internal medicine physi-
physicians. About one in loss, fevers, weakness or cians says that doctors
four adults reported hav- loss of feeling in your legs, should avoid this common
ing LBP lasting at least or any other symptoms. practice.
one whole day in the past Treatment options for LBP "In most patients with-
three months. Most often, include medications, heat- out serious underlying dis-
the pain is caused by ing pads, exercise, or phys- orders, there is substan-
strain on bones, muscles, ~ical therapy. Remaining tial improvement within
or ligaments. active is more effective a few days to a month
While low back pain than bed rest If you need with exercise and medica-
usually gets better after a to have bed rest to allevi- tions," says Dr. Virginia
few weeks of proper treat- ate severe pain, return to Hood, president of ACE
ment, there are ways you normal activities as soon as ACP found that diag-
can reduce or avoid it. possible. nostic imaging tests such
Prevention begins with Doctors often order as X-rays, MRIs, and CT
lifting heavy objects care- diagnostic 'imaging tests scans do not improve the
fully, maintaining healthy for patients with LBP that health of patients with
weight, and exercising is not associated with LBP that is due to strain
regularly. If you have pain, any serious underlying on muscles, bones, or lig-
make an appointment with disease. But after review- aments. About 85 percent

of patients fall into this
, Some evidence even sug-
gested there are increased
risks for patients getting
unnecessary diagnos-
tic imaging tests. These
tests usually lead to fur-
ther unnecessary tests,
referrals, follow ups, and
interventions that have no
positive impact on the clini-
cal outcomes of patients.
Radiation exposure due
to imaging tests can even
increase risk for cancer
over time.
ACP recommends that
diagnostic imaging tests
be reserved for select
higher-risk patients who
have major risk factors for
or signs of spinal condi-
tions, such as spinal ste-

Monkey Business
Low back pain usually gets better after a few weeks of proper

nosis, sciatica, vertebral
compression fracture, can-
cer, or infection, or those
who are candidates for
invasive interventions. For

more information, visit

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Medicare changes: What you should know
I gese.

If you have Medicare or are
turning 65 soon and will be enroll-
ing in it, you need to be aware of
new and proposed changes that
could impact your life.
For starters, the enrollment
period is earlier this year for
choosing or changing your cov-
erage and your prescription
More importantly, unless
Congress acts quickly, Medicare
payments to doctors will be cut
by nearly 30 percent January 1.
This could threaten your access
to physician care, as many doc-
tors say they will be forced to
stop accepting new Medicare
There are several things you
can do to help make sure you

continue to receive access to
health care.
Enrollment Changes
This year, Medicare enroll-
ment, including any changes to
your prescription plan, is ear-
lier, running from October 15th
through December 7th, and
those who fail to enroll or change
their plans will be forced to wait
until next year.
This change was enacted to
help seniors who used to wait
until the end of the year and
didn,A6t have valid prescription
cards each January. For more
information, visit www.Medicare.
limited Access ,
Just as a huge influx of Baby
Boomers is entering Medicare,

access to doctors is about to
become more limited.
A survey by the American
,Medical Association (AMA)
reveals that one in five physi-
cians overall and nearly one-
third of primary care physicians
say they are already forced to
limit the number of Medicare
patients in their practice due
to the ongoing threat of cuts
and inadequate reimbursement
rates. An additional cut of nearly
30 percent will make this situa-
tion worse, but it does not have
to occur.
Congress can vote to repeal
the Medicare physician payment
formula before the scheduled cut
of nearly 30 percent
Many seniors are urging

Congress to repeal the formu-
la and stop the cut If you are
interested in making your voice
heard, visit the Patients' Action
Network at www.patientsaction-, where you can email
Congressional leaders through
the site. You also can call them
through the Network's hotline at
(888) 434-6200.
There is wide bipartisan agree-
ment that we need to protect
seniors' access to health care,
says Peter W. Carmel, M.D.,
President of the AMA. "Seniors,
as well as their family members,
should contact their members of
Congress and tell them to repeal
the Medicare physician payment
formula now."
Wellness Opportunities

Be sure to take advantage of
new Annual Wellness Visits that
Medicare has begun offering.
New and established Medicare
patients are entitled to these vis-
its, designed to offer personal-
ized prevention plan services.
At these visits, doctors typi-
cally record a patient's body mass
index, blood pressure and other
indicators in order to establish
screening schedules for the next
5 to 10 years.
By getting more involved in
your health care, you can help
ensure you receive the Medicare
benefits to which you are entitled.

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Dog tag of Va. Marine touches 2 generations

was a most unusual gradu-
ation gift; a reminder of
someone he never knew.
When William "Cody"
Jeunette sat down with his
family for lunch on Sept. 9
. after graduating from boot
camp at the U.S. Marine
Corps training facility at
Parris Island, S.C., his aunt
Shelly McElhanon handed
him a wooden box with the
Marine Corps insignia on
Inside was a small rect-
angular piece of metal, a
single "dog tag" an iden-,
tification disc from anoth-
er Marine, Cody's uncle
Warren Shelby McElhanon,
who was killed by a bomb
in-Vietnam in March 1966.
"He was puzzled," said
Cody's. mother, Debbie ,
Jeunette- of' White' Post,
Then,. he began reading
the first page of a letter his
aunt also gave him.
"It was so emotionally
overwhelming, we all burst
into tears," Debbie added.
Because the story of how
that slightly rusted dog tag
got into that box is amaz-
Last July, Shelly
McElhanon opened her
Facebook page to find
a question posted: Was
she related to Warren
Shelby McElhanon, who
was killed in action at Nui
Ba, Vietnam, on March 9,
If so, the writer, a career
Marine Corps officer, had
something to give her.
In 2006, he had taken
a trip. to Vietnam to visit
friends. In the countryside,
he bought a Marine Corps
dog tag from an elderly.
Vietnamese man, because
he thought it looked real.
He wanted to get in touch

with the family to return it, But the Marine Corps
but after he got back home, never knew.
he lost track of the tag and Jeunette said that
' forgot about it before her father died he
This year, while getting gave her a shoe box con-
ready" to move, he came training letters her brother
across the tag and decided had sent home during his
to try to trace the family, military service.
The Marine, stationed at "I put them away for a
Quantico, asked not to have long time, because I didn't
his name used. "The story think I could read (them),"
is about them," he said. she said.
"I was overwhelmed," It's still hard to face his
Shelly McElhanon wrote in death after 45 years, she
her letter to Cody. said.
Yes, she wrote back. "He was devoted to a
Warren McElhanon was country he was willing to
her brother. die for," she said. "That's
There were four how I rationalize the loss
McElhanon children, of my brother."
Debbie Jeuinette explained. "He was 21 years old and
Warren and, Kay were so proud to be a Marine,"
13 years elder than Debbie she said.
and Shelly, who were "Irish Cody Jeunette can
twins" she said, just. 20 understand that.
months apart. "I knew it was the hard-
They were military est branch to get into," he
brats, growing up around explained. .;,
the world, depending on "My dad was in the.
where the Army stationed Army aid one grandfather
,,their dad Kansas, Japan, was in the Air Force and
Washington, D.C. one was in the Navy.
Although Warren was so "I did it to get pushed
much older, "He was my to the limit. To see if I was
favorite sibling," Debbie strong enough, to make
Jeunette -explained. "He it." -
was cool. He rode a motor- A '2005,. graduate of
cycle. We were mischie- Virginia Tech, Cody
vous together." '" Jeunette, 26, was the' "old
In Kansas, "he rescued man" of platoon 1066.
me from drowning once in "I was eight years older
a swimming pool." than everybody else. We
And, she said, "all he started with 83 in the pla-
wanted to do" was be toon and 77 graduated.",
a Marine. "Right out of The physical training is
high school, he joined the tough, he said. Thefinal
Corps." t6st, hiking miles carry-
In fact, Debbie Jeunette ing heavy packs with little
said, he wanted to get in ,sleep, hungry and tired,
so badly, he memorized was the supreme test.
eye charts. -"You look at the guys
"He and I both had very to the left and right and
weak eyes. I was wearing. say, if they can do it, I can
glasses at 18 months old. do it. And tell yourself,
He was alimostcompletely .,they're not quitting. When
blind in one eye." its over, with, it's the best

feeling ever."
Having his uncle's dog
tag arrive in time for his
graduation was a "double
bonus," Cody Jeunette
said. 'It's crazy, for some-
thing to make it this far
from the other side of the
world. It was one of my
biggest days."
Debbie Jeunette praises
the Marine officer who
saw the dog tag and went
out of his way to buy it and
return it to the family.
"He brought something
to this family that can't
be duplicated. We're over-
whelmed by it"
Jeunette brought out
pictures of her brother
and her son, both in their-
Marine Corps uniforms.
She hadn't noticed before;
how much they look alike,
she said. "It's cool but
And having her broth-
er's dog tag found, and'
returned, just in time for
Cody's Marine Corps grad-
uation, was also uncanny.
"It's like Warren com-
ing back, to tell Cody he's
with him and he's going to
.protect him."
For Shelly McElhanon,
the connection between
these three Marines, who
never met each other, rep-
resents the bond of broth-
erhood among members
of the Corps.
She quotes President
Ronald Reagan, who said in
1985: "Some people spend
an entire lifetime :wonder-
ing if they made a differ-
ence in the world, but 'the.
Marines don't have that

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Tips to keep your lungs in shape

When your lungs 'are .ut
of shape, your whole body
suffers. 'Simple daily activi-
ties like walking can be dif-
ficult And certain lung dis-
eases, such as asthma and
chronic obstructive pul-
monary disease (COPD),
can gradually reduce lung
Here are some tips to
deal with or help prevent
the most common types of
lung ailments.

Stop Smoking

Smoking .harms nearly
every organ of the body
and causes many diseases.
COPD the third leading
cause of death in the United
States occurs predomi-
nately in cigarette smok-
ers. All smokers should
speak with their doctors
to: discuss smoking cessa-
tiQn options as soon as pos-
"It is imperative that all
individuals with COPD
stop smoking to prevent
progression of the disease,"
said Dr. Virginia Hood,
president of the American
College of Physicians
(ACP), a national organiza-

, tioi ,of internal medicine
physicians,, "Of course,
smokers .without COPD
should quit not only to
decrease the risk of COPD,
but also the risk of other
serious potential complica-
tions of smoking, including
lung cancer, cardiovascular
disease and chronic kidney
disease. It's never too late
to stop. And if you don't
smoke, don't start."

Get Checked

Individualswith coughing
(with or without phlegm),
wheezing or shortness
of breath that lasts more
than two weeks should see
a doctor, such as a pul-
monologist, trained to diag-
nose respiratory illnesses.
Physicians now have a new
guideline. to diagnose and
manage COPD to help
them prevent and treat
exacerbations, reduce hos-
pitalizations and deaths,
and improve patient quality
of life.
The new guideline was
developed by the ACP
in collaboration with the
American College of Chest
Physicians, the American

Thoracic Society, and the
European Respiratory
If individuals have respi-
ratory symptoms, the new
guideline recommends that
physicians use a breathing
test called spirometry to
make a diagnosis of airflow
obstruction. Patients may
be treated with medications
that help relax the airways
of the lungs and drugs that
decrease inflammation.
For patients with COPD
who have very low blood
oxygen levels, physicians
may prescribe continuous
oxygen therapy. In addition,
pulmonary rehabilitation,
which typically includes
an exercise regimen as,
an important component,
is also helpful. For more
information, visit www.
Get Exercise
For healthy 'lungs, try
to get 30 minutes of car-
diovascular exercise at
least three times weekly.
If that's too much to start,
begin slowly by alternating,
a few minutes of walking
and running. Also, breathe
deeply as you exercise.
Many times, people work-

ing out take short shallow
breaths which are good for
getting you oxygen, but not
for building lung capacity.
Know Your Air

People with breathing
problems should check the
air quality in their area each
day and take proper pre-
cautions. If this information
is not available in your local
weather report, visit the
Environmental Protection
Agency's air quality site at
With healthy
lungs, there's a whole
world to explore.

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ABOVE: Debbie Juenette holds a photo of her brother,
Warren McElhanon, in White Post, Va on Oct. 6. McElhanon
was killed by a bomb in Vietnam in March 1966. BELOW:
The dog tag of Marine Warren McElhanon, is seen in White
Post, Va.


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Is modern technology hurting your eyes?

A world full of person-
al computers, hand-held
video games, smartphones
and e-readers is increasing
the risk of eye-related prob-
lems in many Americans.
This isn't surprising, as
children and teenagers are
now spending 7.5 hours a
day consuming electron-
ic media, according to a,
study by the Kaiser Family
Computer vision syn-
drome, or digital eye strain,
is an increasingly common
medical ailment and can
affect learning and work
productivity. It is now the
number one computer-
related complaint in the
United States ahead of
carpal-tunnel syndrome.
"The eyes function best
when looking at something
about 20 feet away. Looking
at something close-up, like
a computer game, text mes-
sage or e-reader requires
more- focus, and over time,
can lead to blurry vision,
eye strain and headaches,"
explains Dr. Leanne

Liddicoat, a VSP optom-
etrist in California.
And VSP Vision Care, the
largest not-for-profit eyec-
are benefits providers in
the United States, recently
reported that nearly one-
third of VSP patients suffer
from symptoms of comput-
er vision syndrome.
However, there are easy
steps parents and children
can.take to prevent these
Get the right light-
ing. Keep bright lighting
overhead to a minimum.
Position your computer
screen in a way that reduc-
es reflections and glare
from windows or overhead
Stay back. The closer
the eyes are to an object
they're looking at, the
harder they have to work.
A good rule is to apply
the Harmon Distance
(the distance between the
elbow and first knuckle)
when viewing anything
on screen. If you or your
children are holding digi-

tal devices closer than a
Harmon Distance on a con-
sistent basis, consult your
eyecare provider.
Apply the 20/20/20
rule. To avoid fatigue and
digital eye strain symptoms,
eye doctors recommend
stopping every 20 minutes
to look at something 20
feet away for at least 20
seconds. Also, remember
to blink frequently.
Monitor usage. Set
time limits on the amount
of "screen time" you and
your children will have
each day. For children over
2 years, limit screen time
to less than two hours per
day when possible. If older
children need to use the
computer and e-readers
for homework, make sure
they first give their eyes a
rest after school by play-
ing outside or engaging in
other non-digital activities.
Children under 2 years
should have no screen
Get checked. It's
important you have the

To avoid digital eye strain, limit screen time and follow the 2T-20-20 rule.

best vision possible when
using digital devices. This
starts with a comprehen-
sive examination by an
eye doctor, who may pre-
scribe corrective lenses or
glasses specially designed
for digital screens. To find

an eyecare specialist near
you, or to learn more about
. combating computer vision
syndrome, visit www.vsp.
As our reliance on digi-
tal devices increases, we
must be mindful of our

usage and take, steps
to relax and refresh our'
eyes to reduce eye strain.

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CDC: Add $2 per drink

for US excessive drinking

AP Medical Writer.
ATLANTA --The toll of excessive
drinking works but to about $2 per.
drink, in terms of medical expenses
and other costs to society, according
to a new federal research.
The Centers for Disease Control
*and Prevention study calculated
societal costs from binge and heavy
drinldng beyond what consumers
pay at-the bar; or liquor,store. Ift's the
first such federal estimate in more
than a dozen years.
The study looked at\ costs that
included -- among ot0er things
-.lost work productivity, property
damage from car crashes, expendi-
tures for liver cirrhosis and other'
alcohol-associated medical prob-

lems, and money spent on incarcera-
tion of drunk drivers and criminals
using alcohol.
The CDC estimated excessive
drinking cost society nearly $224 bil-
lion in 2006, the most recent year for
which all necessary statistics were
available. That worked out to about
$1.90 per drink, 80 cents of which
was spent by federal, state or local
governments, the researchers esti-
mated. The rest came from drinkers,
their families, private health insur-
ers, employers, crime victims and
. Most of that was related to binge
drinking, in which four or five alco-
holic beverages are consumed on
one occasion.
"Binge drinking results in binge

spending," said CDC Director Dr.
Thomas Frieden. ,
CDt officials noted that while
some health benefits have been asso-
ciated with, say, a glass of wine each
day, there are no health benefits
linked to excessive drinking. They
also said the new study likely repre-
sents an underestimate of the total
Smoking has 'been estimated to
cost society about $193 billion annu-
ally. An older study estimated the
cost of not exercising to be around
$150 billion.
The study was released Monday by
the American Journal of Preventive

Amtrak hits record 30 million passengers

Associated Press
- Amtrak trains carried
more than 30 million pas-
sengers in the past 12
months, the most in one
year since the passenger
railroad was created four
decades ago, railroad offi-
cials said Thursday.-
Ridership during the
budget year ending on
Sept 30 was 30.2 million
passengers, up 5 percent
over the previous year.
Ticket revenue was up
by more than.8 percent
despite significant weath-
er-related disruptions in
much of the country.
Amtrak has set rider-
ship records eight out
of the last nine years. A
decade ago, it carried 21
million passengers a year.
"Amtrak is fulfilling
its national mission arid

is part of the solution to
meet America's growing
transportation and energy
needs," Joseph Boardman,
Amtrak's president and
chief executive officer,
said in a statement.
Despite its success in
'attracting riders, Amtrak's
critics in Congress are
squeezing the railroad's
federal subsidies and try-
ing to take away its most
valuable routes in the ,
rail corridor that links
Washington, Philadelphia,
New York and Boston.
The House
Committee's transporta-
tion subcommittee last
month approved a bud-
get that sharply reduces
Amtrak subsidies. In June,
House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee
Chairman John Mica, R-
Fla., proposed soliciting
bids from other railroads

for the right to service
the 456-mile Northeast
Corridor, which is the
heart of Amtrak's opera-
tions. He said it was tak-
ing the railroad too long to
achieve consistently high-
speed service equivalent
to trains in Europe and
Amtrak has proposed'
its own plan to upgrade its
Northeast Corridor track
and trains and to elimi-
nate bottlenecks so that
trains can travel up to 220
mph. Trip time between
Washington and New
York would be reduced to
96 minutes and between
New York and Boston to
93 minutes. But the plan
would be phased in over
30 years and cost $117
billion to implement. The
railroad is seeking private *
investment to pay for
some of the cost.
"Americans are return-

ing to the rails in record
numbers, yet Republicans
are pulling out all of the
stops in their rush to auc-
tion off Amtrak's assets to
the highest bidder on Wall
Street," Rep. Nick Rahall
of West Virginia, top
Democrat on the trans-
portation committee, said.
"It makes no sense to tear
apart a railroad and its
workforce while they are
. succeeding at their jobs."
Amtrak was created by
Congress in 1971 after
passenger railroads failed
in the face of competi-
tion from airlines and
interstate highway travel.
With the U.S. population
expected to exceed 400
million people by 2050,
nightmarish congestion
is forecast for the nation's
already crowded highways
and airports.

Tips for a healthier bathroom

While most people can
tolerate some clutter and
dust in their home, a grun-
gy bathroom is another
story. Ironically, the room
devoted to personal clean-
liness is often rife with
bacteria, mold and mildew
- even if it looks spotless.
Bacteria and mold not
only affect the air you
breathe, but the structural
integrity of your home, say
experts. There are several
things you can do yourself,
as well as efficient home
upgrades, to make your
bathroom healthier.
U Clean your shower.
Not just once a week, but
daily. Use a squeegee to
wipe down walls, or spray
an eco-friendly white vin-
egar solution after each
use. If you use a shower
curtain, wash or change
it regularly (depending
on how "hard" your water
is, but usually every one
to three months). Cooler,

drier air will also reduce
mildew in grout between
-. Unclog showerheads.
If a showerhead becomes
clogged with mineral
deposits, fill a plastic bag
with undiluted white vin-
egar and place it over the
head and seal tie it off with
a rubber band. Soak over-
night and then scrub it
with a toothbrush.
Circulate clean air.
That musty smell is a sign
your bathroom isn't prop-
erly ventilated and is ripe
with mildew and other air-
borne mold spores. To con-
trol it, try a ventilation fan
with a motion and humidity
sensor, such as Panasonic's
WhisperSense, which
turns on when someone
enters the bathroom and
automatically shuts off 20
minutes later. When you
shower, a humidity sensor
overrides the timer and
continues extracting mois-

ture until the humidity is
back to a pre-set level. This
will help eliminate that
musty smell and prevent
excess moisture from ruin-
ing expensive fixtures and
cabinetry. '
M Keep toothbrushes
apart Germs can spread
from person to person
when the heads of tooth-
brushes touch. Also, make
sure you put down the lid
whenever you flush the toi-
let Bacteria-filled mist can
travel several feet, landing
on porous surfaces like
toothbrush bristles.
Don't let paint blister.
Paint blisters are caused by
moisture that helps mold
grow. A typical shower
adds half a pint of water to
the air. Scrape and re-paint
blisters. To avoid future
growth, replace moist air
with dry air by ventilating
'The most important
thing you can do to keep

mold, bacteria and mildew
out of your bathroom, is
to properly .ventilate it,"
says Anita So, an executive
with the Panasonic Home
& Environment Company.
"Indoor pollutants are virtu-
ally impossible to eliminate
completely by just opening
a window, creating the need
for a second step to improve
air quality. A vent fan can
remove stale, moist,; pol-
luted air and replace it with
fresh air."
It's important to make
sure bathroom ventila-
tion systems are. properly
installed. Detailed infor-
mation is available online,
on such websites as www.
By practicing safe bath-
room practices, you'll
breathe cleaner air and
prevent structural prob-
lems that can decrease
the value of your home.

* StatePoint Media

Is your home

vulnerable to


Is your home safe from
burglars and thieves? Or
are you courting them with
obvious security lapses and
poor planning when you're
More than 2 million
homes were burglarized in
the United States last year
alone. Moreover, more than
60 percent of all residen-
tial burglaries took place
during the day, according
to the Federal Bureau of
The average burglary
results in a loss of more
than $2000 of property, not
to mention the loss of peace
of mind and security when
you're home.
But a few simple precau-
tions can keep your home
safe while you're away:
Lock your doors and
windows. Burglars usu-
ally don't have the fancy
tools seen on television -
- pliers, screwdrivers and
crowbars typically do the
trick. Having strong locks
on front doors, and keep-
ing ground-level windows
locked when you're not
home, are two easy ways to
deter the average burglar.
Make sure your home
is well lit Better yet, use
motion-sensing lights that
come on when movement
is detected. They'll keep
you from having to fumble
your way to a dark door.
Lights, indoors and out,
should also be on a timer
when you're away.
Install wireless securi-
ty cameras. Motion-sensing
cameras with an Internet

connection allow you to
monitor your home while
you're away via any inter-
net browser. For example,
Panasonic's BL-C210 wire-
less IP network cameras
send an alert to your phone
or, computer with a pho-
tograph when body heat,
audio, or motion is detected.
It also allows users to view
real-time video from any-
where in the world using
a personalized secure web
address provided for free.
For more information visit
Evaluate your home's
surroundings. Don't inad-
vertently make it easy for
burglars to hide. Keep land-
scaping neatly trimmed to
eliminate hiding places
around the house. And
careless placement of tools
in the backyard, such as
ladder, can be used by the
burglar to break-in. So be
sure to always store tools
properly and in secure loca-
Keep up appearanc-
es. Make sure to stop all
newspaper deliveries and
have the post office hold
your mail when you are
away. Also, keep your grass
watered and cut, along with
other landscaping if you
are gone for an extended
These simple tips andpre-
cautions should allowyou to
rest easier while away and
keepyourhome safe as well.

* StatePoint Media

Man receives 42-

month sentence

in fraud case

A man has been sentenced
to 42 months in federal
prison for his participation
in a scheme that defrauded
Medicare of nearly $1.1
Ray Anthony Kirt, 45,
admitted that he worked
with former Baton Rouge
attorney Alton Bates and
others in the scheme.
'This sentencing sends
a clear message to Kirt and
others like him, that these
types of crimes will not go
unpunished," U.S. Attorney
Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. said.
In March, Bates, 63, was
sentenced to a 34-month
prison term. The Louisiana
Supreme Court announced
Bates' disbarment last
Chief U.S. District Judge
Brian A. Jackson noted
that Kirt, who received

more than $200,000 from
the scheme, is a college
"I don't know why you
decided to make quick
money the wrong way,"
Jackson told Kirt. "You and
Mr. Bates and others acted
jointly to rip off the people.
The court simply cannot
ignore that"
The judge said Kirt,
Bates and four other peo-
ple are jointly responsible
for repayment of nearly
$1.1 million to the nation's
health insurer for the
elderly and disabled
Bates' Baton Rouge firm,
Above and Beyond LLC,
was used to bill Medicare
for psychotherapy services
that were never provided
to patients by licensed
social workers.

* Associated Press

Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427


Philly police: Disabled

were victimized by theft

woman convicted in the
starvation death of a man
nearly 20 years ago is fac-
ing charges of kidnapping
and false imprisonment for
allegedly preying on four
mentally disabled adults,
locking them in a base-
ment and wresting control
of their Social Security dis-
ability checks.
Linda Ann Weston was
charged Monday with kid-
napping, false imprison-
ment and other offenses,
with bail set at $2.5 million
after her landlord stumbled
upon the four adults, all
weak and malnourished, in
a dank, foul smelling boiler
room on Saturday.
Also charged were
Eddie "the Rev. Ed" Wright
and Gregory Thomas as
Philadelphia police and the
FBI investigate. ,
Detectives also found
dozens of ID cards, power-
of-attorney forms and

other documents in the
apartment, suggesting
the alleged theft scheme
involved more than just the
four captives.
In 1983, a 13-year-old
Philadelphia boy testified
that his older sister had
'beaten another sister's boy-
friend with a broomstick
and locked him in a closet
The man died of starvation
weeks later.
Linda Ann Weston was
convicted of murder, but
it's not clear from court
records how much time
she spent in prison.
She's now behind bars
in another heinous scheme
tHat echoes the earlier
Weston, now. 51, is
accused of preying on four
mentally disabled adults,
and locking them in a base-
ment crawlspace in north-
east Philadelphia. A land-
lord found them Saturday,
weak and malnourished.

Police suspect Weston
and two others were keep-
ing them in squalor while
wresting control of their
Social Security checks. One
victim said he met Weston
through an online dating
"That was real dirty of
(her). That was wrong,"
Derwin McLemire told
KWY-TV on Monday. "I
escaped one time to one
of the house that we used
to live in, of hers, and I
didn't get away so they
got me."
He and two. others
told the station they had
been on the move for
about a year with their
alleged captors, traveling
from Texas to Florida to
. "They moved
them around," Police
Commissioner Charles
Ramsey said Monday after
examining the boiler room-
turned-dungeon inside a

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey waits to address the media on Monday in front of the
Philadelphia apartment building where four weak and malnourished mentally disabled adults,
one chained to the boiler, were found locked inside a sub-basement room-on Saturday.

small apartment house.
"Whenever it looked like
people knew what was
going on, they moved."
The landlord found the
victims Saturday morning
after he heard dogs bark-
ing in the area. He found
the door to the foul-smell-
ing room chained shut.
Inside, Turgut Gozleveli

lifted a pile of blankets to
find several sets of human
eyes staring back at him.
One man was chained to
the boiler.
Philadelphia police
soon arrested Weston at
her daughter's apartment
upstairs, along with two
other men.
"Without a doubt This

is just the beginning of
this investigation," Lt. Ray
Evers said Monday. "She's
been out of jail for a period
of time, and we think she's
being doing this for quite
some time."

* Associated Press

A sweet treat that looks deliciously swampish

The Associated Press

The beauty of Halloween treats is that
you don't have to worry about making
them pretty.
In fact, the uglier they are, the better.
And that was our inspiration for this baked
treat We wanted a bar that was appro-
priately loaded with sugar (it is the high
holiday of sweets, after all) and looked as
though somebody had dragged it through
a swamp.
And so we came up with bog bars, which
start as a basic blondie-like bar studded
with dried cherries. Then we smear melted
chocolate over the top and start dumping
delicious things all over them. The gummy
worms and pretzels are a particularly nice
touch, resembling the snakes and twigs
one surely encounters during midnight
swamp strolls.
BOG BARS ... ..
Start to finish: 40 minutes (10 minutes
Servings: 16
2 cups dried cherries
1/2 cup apple or orange juice
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
16 chocolate sandwich cookies, broken
into large pieces, divided
12 ounces milk chocolate bits
2 honey graham crackers, broken

1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup pretzel sticks (broken)
Handful gummie worms or bugs
2 green fruit roll-ups, torn into pieces
Heat the oven to 350 F Coat a 9-by-13-
inch pan with cooking spray.
In a microwave-safe dish, combine the
cherries and juice. Microwave on high
until bubbling, about 1 minute. Set aside
to cool.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream
together the butter and brown sugar until
fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, scrap-
ing the bowl between additions. Stir in the
vanilla. Add the flour and salt and mix just
until combined. Drain the reserved cher-
ries, then add them and half of the broken
chocolate cookies.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared
pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until
golden and set
While the bars are still hot, sprinkle
the milk chocolate bits over the surface.
Allow to melt Use the back of a spoon to
spread the melted chocolate to cover the
surface. Sprinkle with the broken gra-
ham crackers, marshmallows, pretzels,
gummie worms, the remaining chocolate
cookies and the pieces of fruit roll-ups.
Allow to cool. '
Nutrition information per serving (val-
ues are rounded to the nearest whole
number): 520 calories; 150 calories from
fat (29 percent of total calories); 17 g fat
(9 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 65 mg cho-
lesterol; 88 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 6
g fiber,'320 mg sodium.




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