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Wednesday, December 21, 201 I Vol. 137, No. 275 E 75 cents


Board broke the law,

says teachers union

Deleted a portion of
contract after it was
OKd by rank and file.

The Columbia Teachers Association has
filed a complaint against the Columbia County
School Board after the board removed a sec-
tion of the teachers contract before voting to





Key to hike in
school funding,
says governor.

Associated Press
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has
made a big push to increase
funding for schools in the
coming year.
But Scott who has
warned about balancing the
state budget by relying on
more gambling.- is count-
ing on a jump in ticket sales
of the Florida Lottery to
help accomplish his goals.
Lottery ticket sales are
already expected to rise
next year, but the governor
wants them to grow even
Scott has recommended
to state lawmakers that
they increase the number
of retailers selling games
like Powerball and boost
the amount of instant tick-
et vending machines that
allow people to buy scratch-
off tickets without having to
wait in line. '
The governor is also back-
ing a push by the Florida
Lottery to change state law
to allow the installation of so-
called full-service machines
that sell both scratch-off
tickets and online games
such as Powerball and
Lotto. Currently customers
have to buy those tickets
from a cashier.
The expected boost in
ticket sales is expected to
help increase money avail-
able to education by more
than 17 percent, or a nearly
$241 million jump over what
was in this year's budget
Scott's recently-released
budget proposal would pour
this money back into day-
to-day operations for public
schools, or use it to increase
money for a rewards pro-
gram that is part of A+
education reforms first put
into law by former Gov. Jeb
Bush. Lawmakers will con-
sider Scott's request dur-
ing their annual session that
starts in January.
The governor's move
comes at the sanje time
that South Florida law-
makers want state legisla-
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approve the contract on Dec. 13.
The union sent the complaint to the Public
Employees Relations Commission (PERC), a
governor-appointed board of attorneys who
hear labor and employment disputes.
"They violated the law," Rich Grady, CTA
business agent, said of the school board.
After about 90 percent of teachers ratified
the contract, the school board had the choice
to either approve or deny the contract, he
said. If board voted no, both sides could then
return to the negotiating table.
Instead the board removed a section of

the contract involving teacher assessment
and then approved the contract.
"What they did sets a bad precedent,"
he said. By removing part of an agreed-on
contract, the school board did not bargain
in good faith and violated Florida law, Grady
"The board has done nothing wrong,"
said Guy Norris, school board attorney. The
board acted in the best interest of the district
and teachers, he said.
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'A nice, breezy day'
Laquasa Dixon rests her head on Gregory O'Neal Tuesday while enjoying the view at Lake Isabella. 'This place
is pretty peaceful,' O'Neal said. 'It's not too hot, not too cool. It's just a nice, brpezy day.'

Scott pushing lawmakers

to act on insurance issues

Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott wants law-
makers to fix a pair of auto and property insurance
issues that are costing Floridians hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars but have eluded resolution for more"
than a decade.
The issue facing the largest number of Floridians
is the rising cost of personal injury protection or
PIP coverage that licensed drivers must buy. In
some neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area and
South Florida the coverage can add' several hun-
dred dollars annually to auto insurance premiums,
a cost that's almost entirely the result of rampant
Scott, a conservative Republican, also expects
lawmakers during their annual session that begins

Just four
days left
Plenty of folks could
be found doing some
last minute Christmas
shopping at the Lake
City Mall Tuesday.

Jan. 10 to somehow reverse the runaway growth of
the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp.,
which was created a decade ago as the insurer of
last resort for home and business owners. However,
Citizens has mushroomed into the biggest property
insurer in Florida with 1.5 million policyholders and
doesn't collect enough in premiums to guarantee
that is could pay off if a catastrophic storm hit the
While Scott's predecessors, as well as legislators,
have tried to resolve these issues in recent years,
.the problems remain.
"We were just in an echo chamber here making
ourselves feel good by passing bills," said Sen. Don
Gaetz, a Niceville Republican slated to become that
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Lake City Police Department
detectives are continuing their
investigation into a Sunday night
The robbery occurred around 8
p.m. Sunday at Family Dollar, 1020
SE. Duval St, when two black
men, dressed in all black, wearing
ski masks and gloves entered the
business and demanded money
from an employee near the front
of the store.
"Thby approached the employ-
ee, demanded money from her
and she then-gave them an unde-
termined amount of money," said
Capt. John Blanchard, Lake City
Police Department public infor-
mation officer. 'The suspects
then fled."
Blanchard said the employee
believed both of the robbers had
guns, even though she did not
report seeing a firearm.
Authorities are looking for a
young black man, in his 20's wear-
ing a black skull cap, sunglasses
and a dark-colored jacket.
Authorities did not have a
physical description of the other
The investigation is ongoing
and authorities are following
leads in the case.
"We're currently trying to look
for surveillance video in the area,"
Blanchard s'atf. "We're review-
ing some surveillance video to
see whether we can get a better
description of the suspects."
While there were custom-
ers in the store when the rob-
bery occurred, no injuries were

Gun was


for drugs,

say police

A Columbia County man faces
drug and weapon related charg-
es after authorities responded
to a complaint about gunfire
Monday afternoon.
Andrew Brett Bourgeois, 18,
2178 North
U.S. 441, was
charged with
possession of a
controlled sub-
stance without
a prescription,
tampering with
Bourgeois or fabricating
physical evidence, and posses-
sion of a weapon or ammuni-
tion by a convicted felon. He
was booked into the Columbia
County Detention Facility on
$40,000 bond.
According to Columbia
County Sheriff's Office reports,
a complainant said a man in a
silver car pointed a gun at him.
He said the vehicle then went
east on Pinemount Avenue.
Deputy Jesse Cieslik, who was
at the intersection of Pinemount
Avenue and Magical Terrace,
and saw the car, along with a
gold car following it with several
people waving to get his atten-
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How we lost by following celebs

Historians are usually able
to look back and pinpoint
the factors that caused
the greatest of nations to
fall into decline. If it ever
comes time to dissect what happened
to the United States, they will likely
boil it down to one word: WINNING.
Yes, folks when a Charlie Sheen
manic outburst becomes an inspi-
rational motto for a nation, it's the
beginning of the end..Sadly, histori-
ans will likely have other moments to
illustrate our cultural collapse, includ-
ing Kim Kardashian's blink-and-you-
missed-it marriage, which generated
more money than some cities' annual
budgets, and the fact that some
'people took Donald Trump's possible
presidential candidacy seriously.
No wonder the Occupy Wall Street
protest avoided the 1 percent's crazy
sibling Hollywood.
.things are meant to last one season:
bright pink flip-flops, a relationship
with George Clooney, the McRib
at McDonald's. But not marriage.
And while celebrity marriages can
flame out quickly, the implosion of
Kim Kardashian's 72-day union with
Kris Humphries was all the more
spectacular because of the hype that
preceded it the 20.5-carat diamond
engagement ring, the engagement
party, the three wedding-day gowns,
the two-part TV special even Kate
Middleton would have said, "Enough
already!" It was more distasteful
because it was filmed for her real-
ity show, garnering her more cash
than gifts. By the end of the year, the
backlash was so strong, she headed
to Haiti for charity work, looking to
improve her bruised image. Or, per-
haps, hubby No. 3.
Celebrities have meltdowns in pub-

If you had 72 days in the Kim
Kardashian-Kris Humphries wedding
pool, you were a winner.
lic all the time, yet we hadn't had a
really epic breakdown since Britney
Spears shaved her head bald. Maybe
that's,what made Charlie Sheen's
Collapse so transfixing. He gave us
everything we expected in a train
wreck -i and more: Custody battles!
Jittery interviews! Goddesses! And of
.course, "WINNING!" Watching his
daily dose of acting crazy was more
entertaining and addictive than
any episode of 'Two and a Half Men."
But we overdosed when Sheen went
on his stand-up tour, which basically
gave him a pass to go on rambling
diatribes on foolish people's dimes.
Sadly, even as pathetic as it was,
it still had more live vocals than a
Britney tour.-
didn't relief ugtin Bieber had
reached puberty, so it came as a
shock when Mariah Yeater claimed

he was the baby daddy to her
months-old son following an alleged
romp after one of his concerts -
when she was 19, and he was just 16.
A paternity suit was filed, DNA tests
were bandied about, all while Maury
Povich salivated from the sidelines.
But, alas, we never got a chance to
see Bieber do the customary pimp-
walk strut to the phrase "You are
NOT the father!" Yeater withdrew her
paternity claim as her story started to
collapse and Bieber took a paternity
test We would have preferred that
Biebs prove his manhood with a pass-
able mustache.
Trump got the media buzzing when
he announced his intention to run
for president maybe. To burnish
his credentials as a conservative
Republican, he seized on the so-
called "birther" bandwagon by stok-
ing doubt about President Barack
Obama's U.S. citizenship. In the end,
Obama released his Hawaiian "long
form" birth certificate proving he is
indeed a "natural-born citizen," as the
Constitution requires. And, unfortu-
nately, so is Trump.
IN PRIVATE JETS: because they
cannot behave themselves on com-
mercial flights. Alec Baldwin was
kicked off a flight for refusing to stop
playing a cellphone game while the
plane was parked at the gate. Green
Day's Billie Joe Armstrong was
denied a seat because of his sagging
pants, and Gerard Depardieu urinated
on a plane ahead of takeoff, appar-
ently unable and/or unwilling to hold
his bladder until he got the OK to
move about the cabin. Next time you
,see a celebrity on your plane, instead
of asking for an autograph, ask for a
seat far, far away.

Former Penn State
football coach Joe Paterno
is 85.
M Actress Jane Fonda

is 74.
Actor Samuel L.
Jackson is 63.

Daily Scripture
"[The Birth of Jesus] In those
days Caesar Augustus issued
a decree that a census should
be taken of the entire Roman
world. So Joseph also went up
from the town of Nazareth in
Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem
the town of David, because
he belonged to the house and
line of David. He went there
to register with Mary, who was
pledged to be married to him
and was expecting a child."
Luke 2:1, 4-5

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Fix for flawed
religion proposal
Attorney General Pam
Bondi on Tuesday agreed
with a judge's proposal to fix
the flawed ballot summary
of a proposed state consti-
tutional amendment that
would repeal Florida's ban
on financial aid to churches
and other religious orgarii-
Circuit Judge Terry
SLewis last week in
Tallahassee ordered
Amendment 7 off the
.November 2012 ballot at
1' least temporarily because
, the summary was mislead-
,*ing, but he also suggested a
-,rewrite he could approve.
Bondi proposed the exact
language Lewis suggested
'back to him.
"- 'The revised ballot sum-
-mary completely cures the
S-legal defect," Bondi said in
*a statement. She said the
amendment itself would
remove "a provision that
discriminates against reli,
gious institutions."
I The summary was chal-
lenged by clergy members
'who advocate separa-
tion of church and state, .
the Florida Education
Association, which is, the
statewide teachers union,
and leaders of organizations
representing the state's
school boards and school
They say one thing the
Legislature's proposed
amendment would do is lift
a potential legal barrier to
vouchers that let students
attend parochial and other
private schools at taxpayer

Call made to ban
snake importing
members of Congress from
Florida are among law-
makers urging President
Barack Obama to ban the
importation of Burmese

pythons and several other
non-native snakes.
U.S. Rep. C. W. "Bill"
Young, a Largo Republican,
was the latest Floridian
to join the effort Young
jointly sent a letter to
Obama with Rep. Norm
Dicks, a Washington state
Democrat, on Monday.
They wrote the nation
cannot afford to spend
billions on controlling
invasive species. They say
the solution is to prohibit
importation and interstate
movement of such reptiles.
Authorities believe
snakes kept as pets are
being released or escaping
into the wild where they
wreak havoc on the envi-
Burmese pythons have
become a menace to deer
and even alligators in
Florida's Everglades.
A rule banning importa-
tion has been delayed for

FPL.s top lobbyist
named its CEO
Florida Power & Light
Co.'s top lobbyist is being
promoted to president and
The state's largest elec-
tric utility has announced
that Eric Silagy will suc-
ceed Armando Olivera,
who is retiring.
Silagy, who had been
senior vice president
of regulatory and state
affairs, assumed the presi-
dency on Monday.
Olivera will remain
as CEO until May 2. He
began with FPL as an engi-
neer trainee in 1972.
Silagy has a law degree
and once served as chief
of staff to then-U.S. Sen.
Bennett Johnston, a
Louisiana Democrat.
He was appointed to
oversee regulatory and
state affairs last year.
That was after he was
accused of lobbying
Florida lawmakers without

registering as a lobbyist
FPL denied he was lobby-
The change comes as
FPL prepares to seek a
rate increase.

'Most Wanted'
suspect in jail
Panhandle man is in jail
charged with killing a
toddler after his case was
featured on the popular
television show, "America's
Most Wanted."
Pensacola police and
the U.S. Marshals' Office
credited the show on
Tuesday for tips that led to
the Monday night arrest of
Dwayne Cordell PinestYaw.
On Saturday, the televi-
sion show featured the
July shooting death of
the Pensacola toddler.
Pinestraw is charged with
firing into a home, killing
the child and injuring a
man during a botched rob-
Law officers had been
looking for Pinestraw since
the shooting.

Child left on bus,
aide arrested
Hillsborough County
school bus driver has
been placed on leave and
an aide was fired after a
3-year-old special needs
child was left alone on a
school bus near Tampa.
Authorities say the
aide 61-year-old Sarah
Juanita Thomas faces
child neglect charges. She
was arrested Monday and
released on a $2,000 bond.
A phone number was
not immediately available
for Thomas.
The Tampa Tribune
reports the child was
picked up at 7:20 a.m. Dec.
15 and Thomas found her
still strapped into her seat-
belt about 1 p.m. She was
in good health.

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'Home for the holidays' back in effect

From staff reports

Local nursing home and assisted living
facilities residents will have' the opportu-
nity to go. to their homes for Christmas
as part of a Lifeguard Ambulance Service
assistance program.
Lifeguard Ambulance Service is offer-
ing complimentary ambulance transporta-
tion is offered to local residents in skilled

nursing and assisted living facilities, who
might otherwise be unable to be with their
families for the Christmas holidays due to
limited access to specialized transporta-
tion. .
The service will be complimentary round-
trip transportation originating and ending in
Columbia County. The program is offered on a
space available basis between 8 am. 8 p.m.

All requests for transportation res-
ervations must be received by Dec. 22
for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Participants must be medically self-sup-
porting while at the residence and will
be left in the care of a responsible family
"The holiday season is always a very
special time of the year for families," said

Jason L. Kimbrell, Lifeguard Ambulance
Service regional director of operations in
a prepared statement. "This program is
a small gift we can give that will make a
big difference in the lives of those we are
honored to serve."
For additional information or to sched-
ule transportation, please call (386) 487-
3911 between 8 a.m. 5 p.m.

INSURANCE: Gov. Scott urges lawmakers to act on hot-button issues

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body's next president
And the prospect of mak-
ing gains on either insurance
measure, much less both, is
uncertain again as lawmak-
ers concentrate on approv-
ing new political boundaries
during the session before
cranking up their re-elec-
tion campaigns.
"I hope we can make
progress on both, but it's
too soon to tell," House
Speaker Dean Cannon
said in a pre-session inter-
view. He points out that
fixing the Citizens prob-
lem would likely result in
higher premiums, at least
in the short term, some-
thing legislators don't
want to do as the state suf-
fers from a down economy
and 10 percent unemploy-
ment rate.
Both PIP and Citizens
began with the best inten-
tions to make sure
anyone injured in an auto
accident would quickly get
money to treat their inju-
ries and to make sure that
property owners in areas
especially susceptible
to hurricanes could get
coverage. But both have
turned into annual head-
aches for the Legislature,
where competing inter-
ests have made resolution
Under PIP, which was
adopted in 1972, a driv-
er's own insurance com-
pany pays up to $10,000
to cover medical bills and
lost wages after an acci-
dent, no matter who is
at fault. But it has been
fraught with fraud, with
schemers turning Florida
into the No. 1 state for
staged accidents.
The Insurance
Information Institute
predicts that fraud could
approach $1 billion in the

state this year costs that
are passed on to custom-
ers. Lawmakers have even
heard testimony that orga-
nized crime is involved in
some areas of the state in
the high-stakes swindles.
Florida is one of only a
dozen states that require
PIP insurance.
"These excessive costs
are levied on those who
can afford them the least,"
said state Rep. Jim Boyd,
a Bradenton Republican
and insurance agent who
sits on the House Banking
and Insurance subcom-
mittee. "It's costing our
taxpayers and our citizens
and our friends and neigh-
bors a lot of money every
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
tried to clamp down on
PIP fraud as long ago as
15 years ago during the
time he served as Florida
treasurer and insurance
"It's been so hard to
fix the problem in Florida
because of the influence of
special interests," Nelson
told The Associated Press.
"You've always had trial
lawyers versus the insur-
ance companies, plus
health-care providers try-
. ing to get at least some of
their costs covered in car
State Sen. Ellyn
...Bogdanof., ... R-Fort
Lauderdale, apologized
at a legislative committee
meeting earlier this year
for not solving the prob-
lem in 2007 when a bill
she shepherded while in
the House inadvertently
led to increased fraudulent
activity as questionable
claims involving staged
accidents increased 58
percent between 2008
and 2009. The Insurance

Research Group also
found that one-third of all
no-fault claims closed in
2007 involved overbilling
or excessive use of medi-
cal services.
"We messed, up,"
Bogdanoff said. "We need
to fix it."
She believes that keep-
ing PIP in its existing
form amounts to a leg-
islative endorsement of
fraud and some lawmak-
ers would just like to kill
it Rep. Mike Horner,
R-Kissimmee, filed a bill
to repeal the law effective
July 1, 2014. Many people
already have health and
disability insurance that
would cover their losses,
although the first $10,000
would not be covered in
a basic health policy in
Florida since PIP would
pay it.
Sen. Joe Negron, R-
Stuart, agrees with his col-
league on many concerns
about PIP, but believes
changes are needed to
ensure that insurance
companies pay legitimate
claims in a timely man-
"Let's not go to the
other extreme and act
like every person involved
in an auto accident is a
potential crook," Negron
Lawmakers thought
they might have had a
solution in 2006, but for-
mer Gov. Jeb Bush vetoed
it. Bush believed any
changes should include
limits on the number of
doctor visits permitted
and on charges by doc-
tors, hospitals and law-
Lawmakers did allow
for more than 11.3 million
licensed drivers in Florida
to have an option on buying

PIP in the 2007 session, but
-after just three months it
was required again.
The Citizens property
insurance problem is just
as complex. The state-
backed insurer is sup-
posed to be getting small-
er, but instead has been
adding customers at the
rate of 30,000 a month.
Scott wants Citizens
shrunk because of fears
the insurer would suffer
massive losses if a big
hurricane hits. Unlike pri-
vate companies, Citizens
has the ,power to place
a surcharge on nearly
every insurance bill in the
state if it can't cover such
losses. Although industry
estimates vary somewhat,
Citizens could pay roughly
$20 billion, including $6.5

billion from the Florida
Hurricane Catastrophe
fund, before assessing pol-
icyholders. That would be
a pittance if a Category 4
or 5 hurricane hit a major
metropolitan area.
The company was cre-
ated by the Legislature
in 2002 to provide cov-
erage for businesses and
homeowners in high-risk
areas and those who can-
not afford coverage in
the private market. It was
largely an offshoot of an
underwriting association
formed by the state'in the
aftermath of Hurricane
Andrew, a Category 5
storm that devastated
Homestead and other
towns south of Miami in
August 1992. It caused
more than $20 billion in

damage in the state.
The state hasn't been
hit with a hurricane since
getting hit with eight in
2004 and 2005 a six-year
run that's .unprecedented
since records began more
than a century ago but
the Legislature hasn't been
able to use the lull to fix the
"They've begun to right
the ship, but we may be
running out of time," said
Sam Miller, vice president
of the Florida Insurance
Council. "We've still got
crises with Citizens grow-
ing by a thousand policies
a day and the CAT fund
still can't totally pay off all
.of its claims. We've got to
hurry and take the steps
that would make a critical

DRUGS: Gun was collateral, say police

Continued.From Page 1A

tion and pointing at the sil-
ver car.
When Cieslik activated
his patrol lights the driver
made a left turn into the
Shady Oaks Mobile Home
Park and stopped.
As Cieslik was exiting
his car, he reported that
Bourgeois got out the back
seat of, the silver car with
his hands in the air.
After talking to the
vehicle's driver, who gave
consent to search the car,
no gun was found, but the
deputy reported finding six
blue pills on the back floor-
Bourgeois said his grand-
mother drove him to the
store to meet a friend.
While speaking to
Bourgeois., dispatch
informed Cieslik that the

complainant saw Bourgeois
throw a firearm out of he
vehicle near a dumpster..
Deputies searched the area
and found a .22-caliber
black and brown revolver
on the ground near the
Bourgeois later admitted
that he threw the gun out
,the car and explained that
a man who owed for mari-
juana gave him the gun as
Bourgeois said the man
later gave him six blue pills
to sell. Bourgeois said he
told the man that he was not
getting the gun back and
a fight ensued. Bourgeois
reportedly then jumped
into his grandmother's car
and they drove away, fol-
lowed by the other party,
unidentified by police.

UNION: Says school board broke the law by changing contract

Continued From Page 1A

The deleted part says
that if state laws govern-
ing teacher assessments
are changed, the district
and the union will begin
negotiating to find a new
assessment system.
Gov. Rick. Scott signed
teacher merit pay into law in
March, making a teacher's
income based on assess-
ment. However, the Florida
Education Association is
now suing the state, ques-
tioning the law's constitu-
Norris said the section
was vague and ambiguous.
"Efforts were made to clari-
fy it, but they were rejected
by the union," he said.
Grady, who is employed
by the Florida Educators

Association and works with
other regional unions as
well, said the union and
the school board agreed to
the section during negotia-
He said the union knew
the school board had a
problem with that section
before the Dec. 13 meeting.
However, Grady said the
section protected teachers
and the district
"I believe they got bad
advice from their lawyers,"
Grady said.
Superintendent Michael
Millikin said the deleted
section contained language
that would have unintended
consequences detrimental
to the district and teach-

The district must have
a state-approved system
to qualify for Race to the
Top and other government
funds, he said. The district
has to consider possible
outcomes of the merit pay
lawsuit, such as different
teacher assessment guide-
lines, Millikin said.
Millikin said he intends
to begin negotiations on the
removed section when the
school district returns from
winter break.
Board member Glenn
Hunter said Millikin sent
the contract to teachers
before the board had come
to a consensus on all ele-
ments of it
Both Norris and Grady
said the rest of the contract

is valid. Right now every-
thing moves ahead, except
the removed section.
Everything else was
done correctly except that
one piece, Grady said..
"It looks like to me the
only point to be negotiated
is that one issue," Norris
The union expects the
state committee to make
a decision by the end of
January, although it could
take longer, Grady said.
If the commission rules

in the union's favor, the dis-
trict could be cited or fined,
Grady said. The union will
use past practices and pre-
vious case law to prove
the district did not bargain
in good faith. "We think
we have a good case," he
Norris said that although
he has not yet seen the
complaint, it "sounds like
a waste of the district's
resources to me."

Deputies learned that
the blue pills were 30 mg
oxycodone tablets and
arrested Bourgeois.

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The death of North
'Korea's longtime
ruler, Kim Jong-il,
is a once-in-a-gen-
eration opportunity
to settle the conflict on the
Korean Peninsula and bring
North Korea into the commu-
nity of nations.
When long-serving rulers pass
from the scene, their successors
have the occasion to choose
whether to start afresh and settle
long-standing conflicts or to con-
tinue down the.same failed paths
as their predecessors. In the case
of North Korea, persistent hostil-
ity with South Korea and the out-
side world generally is a conven-
tion based on historical factors
that no longer are relevant It has
contributed to the emergence of
other troubling issues, such as
nuclear and missile proliferation,
which have a highly negative
global impact
North Korea cannot survive
much longer without a genu-
ine outreach to the rest of the
world. Its economy is pitiful and
its people beset by starvation.
The old-guard ruling class is
riven by internal jealousies and
united in fear of an imagined
external threat Pyongyang
wastes tremendous amounts
of its fading national wealth
on military expenditures that
have no practical use or benefit
While other countries seek
global integration and prosper-
ity, North Korea remains mired
behind barbed-wire fences and
decades of stagnant thinking.
The challenges of dynastic
succession provide the young
Mr. Kim a historic opportunity
to prove his leadership ability
by embarking on a bold new,
course of openness. Momentum
for this policy shift was build-
ing already. The United States
was poised to end a three-year
moratorium on food aid to North
Korea, and there were reports
that Pyongyang was prepared to
announce a suspension of ura-
nium enrichment Surely the rest
of the world would greet signs
of outreach from the North with
goodwill and ample pledges of
assistance. The opening is there
if Mr. Kim is bold enough to take
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Food wrapped in

warm memories

Did somebody say
eat? Atl I have to
do is mention food
and I will hear from
enough folks to pol-
ish off anl all-you-can-eat buffet
They're kind enough to say they
like my column, but what they
really want is a recipe.
Not that I blame them.
I like food, too. Especially if
someone else cooks it
' That's what my husband is
doing as I write this. Listen. Can
you hear him out in the kitchen,
humming away, chopping gar-
lic, banging pots, splattering
The man loves to cook.
When he can. Most of his wak-
ing hours are spent in a news-
room editing copy, leaving little
time for culinary pursuits.
But he recently started a proj-
ect he's wanted to do for years,
collecting family recipes his
own, his mom's, his sister's,
even nine plus a few handed
down from his grandmothers.
More than just recipes, he
wants to include photos and sto-
ries, the kinds of anecdotes and
memories that add meaning and
flavor to any family meal.
I, for instance, can provide a
recipe for my children's favorite
style of "Mom's home cooking:"
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
On special occasions, I added
hotdogs, applesauce and peas.
I am not making that up.
Over time, I've expanded my
recipe file, a fact for which my
husband is grateful. It's been
years since I bought a box of
Mac and Cheese. But when I

Sharon Randall

see it on the grocery shelf, I
Apparently, reading all those
recipes whetted my husband's
appetite for cooking. For dinner
tonight, he announced that he
would make Lemon Coriander
Chicken, a recipe he picked up
long ago, living in London.,
He started talking about it
after lunch, the steps it involved,
all the ingredients required.
"Do we have black mustard
seeds?" he said, all excited.
I laughed.
Wait. He was serious.
"Um, we might have pepper."
Minutes later, he left with a
list and was gone for two hours,
part of which included buying
a blender to replace the one I'd
broken. Never mind how.
He came home with five bags
of groceries and a shiny new
blender he needed to make the
coriander sauce. Unfortunately,
it was missing a gasket. The
blender, not the sauce.
"No wonder it was on sale,"
he said, clomping out the door.
An hour later he was back
with a not-on-sale blender and a
notably less enthusiastic spirit.
"Are you sure you want to do

this?" I said. "I can make pizza."
"Absolutely," he said, "you go
work on your column."
So I did. I'd planned to write
about "Dutch babies," a kind of
puffed pancake I'd mentioned
recently in a column, prompting
some of you (and you know who
you are) to beg for the recipe.
Here it is: Melt a stick of but-
ter in a cast iron skillet in a 425
degree oven. Mix 5 eggs, 1 cup
of milk and 1 cup of flour in an
unbroken blender. Pour batter
over butter, bake 20 minutes
until puffy and golden. Serve
with fruit or a squeeze of lemon,
and dust with powdered sugar.
The recipe is simple. What
it means to me is not I could
never in the space of a column
begin to tell you about all the
times I've made it for family
and friends, for my children's
sleepovers, all the stories
behind it, all the memories
it conjures up, how happy it
makes me to take it out of the
oven and watch it fall, once
again, flat.
Any food can fill a stomach.
But family food good, bad
or even out of a box, seasoned
with stories, fragrant with mem-
ories, stirred with a labor of love
can fill the most homesick of
I will post a detailed recipe
for Dutch Babies on my website
( But
you'll have to ask my husband
for Lemon Coriander Chicken.

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

Don't count Perry out just yet

As the field of candi-
dates vying for the
Republican nomina-
tion for president
continues to churn
and roil, is Texas Gov. Rick
Perry's eventual victory impos-
sible, implausible or inevitable?
My question is vaguely face-
tious. Perry's poll numbers in
Iowa are low, and I suspect that
hardly anyone gives him a chance
of winning in that state's impend-
ing caucuses, or of even doing
well. Perhaps his campaign has
been permanently undone by
weak debate performances and a
series of flubs, like forgetting, for
example, that the voting age was
lowered to 18 many years ago.'
On the other hand, is Perry's
resurgence any more difficult to
imagine than that Newt Gingrich,
the current leader in Iowa, will
eventually win the nomination?
True, Gingrich is surging, but
signs of his decline are already
emerging. The Republican estab-
lishment the ones who know
him best-are deafeningly silent
on his suitability to be president
But Romney? Eventually you
quit trying to fall in love, especial-

John Crisp
ly if your suitor's character and
principles continue to develop
over time in suspicious and con-
tradictory ways. If Romney even-
tually becomes the nominee hell
be the beneficiary of a different
kind of desperation. Which
leaves Perry. His possibilities are
supported by a sub-principle of
modern American politics: never
discount the appeal for some
Americans of a ruggedly hand-
some white male from the South
who freely professes his religious
faith and conservative social val-
ues. Especially if he knows how
to handle a gun.
Rick Perry fills this bill splen-
didly. If he's the Not-Romney,
he's also the Not-Obama and the
Not-Gingrich, options that many
Republicans find so appalling that

Perry, with all his faults, may still
appeal to them.
In fact, goofy debate perfor-
mances have a short shelf-life
for many voters. And, in order
for them to hurt him, Perry's
blunders and stumbles will have
to stand out amid a great deal
of competition from his fellow
candidates. His down-home, anti-
intellectual, inarticulate manner
still has a lot of appeal in America.
Consider George W. Bush.
Furthermore, Perry has a long
history of winning at politics, as
well as ready connections to rich
and powerful people. He has a lot
of money in his campaign coffers.
Don't count him out at least until
after the South Carolina primary.
Still, no column that contem-
plates the resurgence of Rick
Perry would be complete with-
out the oft-quoted sentiment of
now-deceased Texas columnist,
Molly Ivins: "Next time I tell you
someone from Texas should not
be president of the United States,
please pay attention."

* John M. Crisp teaches in the
English Department at Del Mar
College in Corpus Christi, Texas.



A 3rd Kim

has North

Korea by

the throat

S talinist dictator Kim
Jong Il's death at age
69 or maybe 70 the
official mythology
varies offers the
people of North Korea some
small, faint hope that their
lives may get better. Certainly
they can't get much worse.
Kim died Sunday aboard his
special luxury train, officially
from a stroke due to the stress
of overwork, which seems
unlikely given his sybaritic
lifestyle. (For several years he
was the world's largest pur-
chaser of Hennessey cognac,
a luxury unknown to his
crushed populace.)
Kim Jong II ruled for 17
years with really one objec-
tive: to keep the country his
father, Kim II Sung, founded in
1948 firmly in the hands of the
Kim family. Toward that end, he
diverted what foreign aid the
country could scrounge to the
military and senior party offi-
cials whose loyalty was essential
to keeping him in power.
"Great Leader" Kim ruled for
46 years and passed the country
on to "Dear Leader" Kim who,
faced with two unacceptable sons
as leaders, belatedly arranged for
the baton to be passed to "Dear
Successor," Kim Jong Un, who,
believed to be in his late 20s, was
made a four-star general in 2010,
despite a complete lack of military
Young Kim seems to be sur-
rounded by a military regency
overseen by his uncle, Jang Song
Thaek, all of whom may have
their own ideas about who should
rule North Korea. To see young
Kim, with his unlined, untroubled
moon face, lined up with his hard-
faced, hard-eyed generals does
not inspire total confidence in his
grasp on power.
Indeed, many diplomats fear
he may resort to one of his
fathers' regular gambits, small
attacks on South Korea, random
missile launches, perhaps even
a third nuclear test to display his
What is stunning after more
than 60 years is how little we
know about North Korea. Until
the last two years, no one knew
what Kim Jong Un looked like
as an adult Through a policy of
brutally enforced isolationism,
Pyongyang kept its people from
leaving and information about
the outside world from getting
in. The system was enforced by
a gulag of slave labor camps,
from which few emerged.
The regime's indifference
to the welfare of its people was
breathtaking. In a famine in the
mid '90s at least 1 million people
starved to death, but credible
estimates say the number may be
more like 2 to 3 million. Not bad
in a nation of only 24 million.
The administration of
President George W. Bush
tried repeatedly to deal with
Pyongyang, promising generous
amounts of aid if it would give
up its nuclear weapons program.
Kim repeatedly broke his prom-
ises, and the Obama administra-
tion has conditioned aid on a
verifiable abandonment of his
nuclear weapons program.
Cruelly, the young Kim's
greatest weapons may not be his
handful of nuclear weapons or
his 1.2 million member armed
forces but his destitute and
starving population.
Immediate neighbors South
Korea and China greatly fear
that if the Kim regime falters,
they will be overrun by hun-
dreds of thousands of desper-
ate North Korean refugees.
Maybe the bloodlines are run-

ning thin, but among the Kim
family a ruthless determination
to hold on to power seems the
dominant gene.
* Scripps Howard News Service



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Duval St., via fax to (386) 752-9400 or
e-mail lhampson

Dec. 21

Christmas Cantata
Bethel AME Church
will be celebrating their
Third-Annual Christmas
Cantata at 6:00 p.m. on
Dec. 21, 2011. Lots of
singing and praising
God. Come one and all.
For more information
contact Sha'leda Mirra
at 984-6618 or Lena
Lofton 754-4694.

Dec. 23

Free breakfast
Friday December 23rd,
2011- from 7am-9am
Pinemount Baptist
Church in McAlpin
(HWY 129 South-across
from the S and S)
will be giving away free
Sausage Biscuits and
Coffee, Juice or Milk
All for Free NO -

Blood drive
December 23, Friday,
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.;

Minnie Lee Anderson
Mrs. Minnie Lee Anderson, 90,
a lifelong resident of Suwannee
and Columbia Counties, passed
away peacefully on Tuesday,
December 20, 2011, in the Baya
Pointe Nursing and Rehab Cen-
ter following an extended illness.
Mrs. Anderson had been a home
maker and a faithful member of
the Eastside Baptist Church for
many years. Mrs. Anderson was
a member of the Lake City Gar-
den Club, the American Legibn
Auxiliary, and the Sunday school
class at Eastside Baptist Church.
She also was very active with .her.
classmates who were members of
the 1941 graduating class of Su-
wannee High School. There was
not a plant that she touched that
she couldn't grow. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband,
Ottis William "Sam" Anderson
and a daughter, Kathryn Smith.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her
children, William R. "Randy" An-
derson of Lake City; Barbara Ann
Bonds and Sharon Elaine Mus-
grove bothof Wellborn, Florida;
and Betty Jean Brinkley of Lake
city; and a sister, Clydie Eugenia
O'Steen of Wellborn, Florida.
Numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren also survive.
Graveside funeral services for
Mrs. Anderson will be con-
ducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday,
December 22, 2011 in the Fel-
lowship Baptist Church -Cem-
etery. There will be no visita-
tion with the family prior to the
funeral service. Arrangements
are under the direction of the
Marion Ave., Lake City, FL
32025. (386)752-1234 please
sign our online family guestbook
atparrishfamilyfuneralhome. com

Shirley Jean Andrews
Mrs. Shirley Jean Andrews Kirby
64 of rural Lake Butler died Sat-
urday at the North Florida Re-
gional Medical Center in Gaines-
ville after an extended illness.
She was born in Lake Butler
where she lived all her life; She
worked in the Accounting depart-
ment of the Union County School
Board for 35 years before she re-
tired. Mrs. Kirby was a member
of the Lake Butler Church of
Christ. She was also preceded ini
death by her husband, Bobby Lex
Kirby; 3 sisters, Eunice Ann An-
drews, Evelyn Estelle Andrews
and Alice Virginia Andrews; a
brother, John "J.W." Andrews.
Mrs. Kirby is survived by: two
sons: Kevin Lance (wife Stacy)
Kirby of Alachua; Keith Lex
(wife Anna-Marie) Kirby of
Ocala. One sister: Mary Francis
Andrews (husbandlRussell) Wil-
liams of Lake Butler. One sister-
in-law: Jan Andrews of Lake But-
ler. Three Grandchildren: Austin
Lee Kirby; Raegyn Marie Estelle
Kirby and Morgan Amelia Kirby.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
at 11:00 A.M. at the Lake But-
ler Church of Christ with Mr.
Tom Williams and Bro. Doug
Frazier officiating. Burial will
follow at Athens Baptist Church
Cemetery in Columbia City.

is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends
at Archer Funeral Home on
Tuesday from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Obituaries are paid advertise-
ments. For details, call the Lake
City Reporter's classified depart-
ment at 752-1293.

Blood Drive to Benefit
Andrew Holmes at
Guangdong Chinese
Restaurant. Each blood
donor receives a FREE
Combination Platter
from Guangdong and a

Dec. 24

Christmas candlelight
service at Faith in
Christ Church
Everyone is invited
to come and worship
Christmas Eve. At our
New church home in Lake
City Florida. The service
will begin at 11pm on
December 24th and end
with Holy Communion
at midnight The church
is located at 282 SW
Magical Terrace, just off
Pinemount/SR1252 one
block North of the Book
Store. Take Pinemount
rd SOUTH from Food
Lion, approx 1 mile, road
is. on the RIGHT
Call for more info: 754-
Christmas pageant
The First Presbyterian
Church, 697 Baya Dr.,
will host an impromptu
Christmas pageant
for all ages at 7 p.m.
and have a traditional
Christmas service at 11
p.m. For information call

Christmas Eve church
The Mount Tabor
A.M.E. Church will be
hosting a Christmas
Eve church service and
celebration on Saturday,
December 24 at 6 p.m.
The community is
invited. The church is
located at 519 SW L.M.
Aaron Drive in Lake
For more information
please contact George
Moultrie at 386-754-0376
or Reola Finkley at 386-
Pastor: Rev. Robert
Christmas Eve!
Candlelight Service
Falling Creek Chapel,
1290 NW Falling Creek
Rd., wil be having
a Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service
starting at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
For information call 755-

Blood drive
December 24, Saturday,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Blood
Drive to Benefit Andrew
Holmes at the Lake City
Mall. Each blood donor
receives a FREE T-Shirt!

Christmas Eve


Our Redeemer Lutheran
Church will host
candlelight services on
Christmas Eve at 7:30
p.m. There will also be
services on Christmas
day at 9:30 a.m. All are
welcome. The church is
located on Route 47, one.
mile past the overpass
on the right
Dec. 25
Christmas services
Miracle Tabernacle
Church, 1190 Southwest
Sisters Welcome Rd.,
will have a Christmas
Day Worship Service
at 11 a.m. Following
the service is the
free Christmas Day
Community Dinner, at
127 Escambia St. Our
Watch Night/New Years
Eve Service begins at 9
p.m. with music, drama,
dance and the anointed
word of God. Contact
(386) 344-9915 for

Christmas dinner
Miracle Tabernacle
Church will have its
sixth annual Christmas
Day Community Dinner.
The dinner is free to the
community from 12:30
to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday
Dec. 25 at the LAD Soup
Kitchen, 127 Escambia
St. Donations and

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volunteers welcome.
Dec. 31
Watch-night service
We invite you to come
-and worship with us at
our annual Candlelight
Service at New Bethel
Missionary Baptist'
Church. The service
will begin at 5:30 p.m.
on Sunday, December
18, 2011. The church
is located at 550 NE
Martin Luther King
Our annual Watch-night
service will begin at
9:30 p.m. on Saturday,
December 31, 2011. We
invite everyone to come
and worship with us
as we praise and thank
the Lord for bringing
us through 2011 and
for allowing us to enter
2012. Pastor Alvin J.
Baker will deliver the


Boys Club winter
The Boys Club of
Columbia County is now
-registering for its winter
program, which runs
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gamerooms ad special
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United Way vigil for homeless is tonight

The Homeless Services Network of
Suwannee Valley will be holding its annual
Homeless Persons'Awareness Candlelight
Vigil December21 with events in Suwannee
and Columbia counties. This is the second
year the coalition will host joint vigils.
December 21 is the first day of winter
and the longest night of the year. Each
year homeless people die, because they
have no protection from the elements.
The vigil helps bring awareness to home-
lessness in our area.
Love in the Name of Christ of Suwannee
County and the Columbia County School

System will work in conjunction with the
Homeless Services Network of Suwannee
Valley in presenting the candlelight vigils
to raise awareness of the homeless. The
vigils will be held December 21 in Live
Oak at Millennium Park at 6:30 p.m. and
at Olustee Park in downtown Lake City at
6 p.m.
Last year, 1,813 homeless individuals
were identified in Columbia, Hamilton,
Lafayette and Suwannee counties. This
number includes children in school who
may not know where they will be staying
that night or from where their next meal
will be coming. Please join the local home-

less coalition's efforts in bringing aware-
ness to homeless individuals in our area.
Donations of pop-top food and blankets
will be accepted.
United Way of Suwannee Valley serves
as the lead agency for the Homeless
Services Network of Suwannee Valley,
which serves the counties of Columbia,
Suwannee, Lafayette, and Hamilton. The
network includes agencies and individu-
als interested in the services available
to those who are homeless or threat-
ened with homelessness. United Way of
Suwannee Valley is a community impact
and fundraising organization which, uti-

lizing volunteers on all levels, identifies
unmet community needs and seeks to
alleviate those needs through United Way
of Suwannee Valley initiatives' and the
funding of 22 affiliated health and human
service agencies.
For more information on the Annual
Homeless Awareness Day candlelight vig-
ils, please contact Jennifer Lee, home-
less coordinator, United Way of Suwannee
Valley, (386) 752-5604; Dana Huggins,
homeless liaison, Columbia County School
System, (386) 758-4954; or Lisa Kriehn,
executive director, Love INC, (386) 364-

Christmas ornaments will benefit Relay for Life

By Patrice Goodwin
To raise money for Relay for Life, local
team members are selling ornaments to
be placed on the Tree of Hope and Honor
in the Lake City Mail. See a relay team
member or call 288-2871 to purchase an
A local woman offers her story of cour-
age while fighting breast cancer.
Cancer. It is a word that brings fear to
the heart. Daily we hear of people dying
of this. dreaded disease. Breast cancer,
lung cancer, colon cancer, skin and the list
goes on.
I'll never forget the day I heard those
words. Sitting across from my doctor as
he informed me I had cancer in my right
breast and he would have to do a complete

mastectomy on that side. I must have have
seemed fine to the doctor but I was in
complete shock, Fear came over me as I
realized I had cancer in my body and that
they wanted to remove a part of myself
that defined me as a woman.
I thought of my two younger brothers,
Kevin and Keith. Keith was the first to
die with lung cancer and while I was still
grieving, I lost Kevin to throat cancer.
The tumor the doctor found on me Was
big enough that the doctor wanted to do
surgery right away.
Waking up with a part of myself missing
was not something I was ready for. When
in shock you don't always think rationally.
The doctor wanted to save my life and I
wanted to save a body part that I could live

without if need be.
My strength has always come from
the Lord. So I did what I always do when
tough times come my way. I begin to seek
the Lord to know what he would have me
My younger sister, Nancy Smith lives in
Alabama and has been battling cancer as
well. She had an inoperable tumor behiryl
her sinus and growing into her brain. After
massive radiation and chemo, I am happy
to say she is now cancer free. I believe the
prayers and faith from loved ones across
the county played a big part in her heal-
Well God finally directed me to have
the surgert and gave me peace about it
He also blessed me with an excellent sur-

geon, Dr. Edwin Gonzalez who believes he
removed all the cancer. The good news is
that I have an appointment in February for
reconstruction. I still have some radiation
treatments left, but that is alright because
I know God has given me good doctors
and the God will be with me every step of
the way.
I thank God for the Women's Cancer
Support Group of Lake City and my church
family, Evangalist Deliverance Miracle
revival Center.
If I could give any advice to someone
with cancer it would be this: surround
yourself with faith filled people. Remember
God is a healer. Psalms 103:3 tells us he
heals all out diseases.
Patrice Goodwin lives in Lake City.

Manhattan Transfer coming to UF

- University of Florida
Performing Arts kicks off '
the new year in January. '
Celebrating their 40th .i
anniversary, The Manhattan
Transfer returns to the
Phillips Center on Jan.
19 as part of UFPA's 20th '
Anniversary Season. The
quartet's latest release, The
Chick Corea Songbook,
peaked at No. 5 on the
Billboard jazz chart. Many of
their greatest hits includ-
ing Boy from New York
City, Route 66 and Birdland ,l"
- continue to resonate with l
fans across several musical
genres today.
Ticket prices range from
$25-45'for reserved seating.
UF student tickets are .
For more information on .-. -. .
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es call 352-392-2787 or visit The Manhattan Transfer comes to the Universoty of Florida Jan. 19.

Register to vote for

Presidential Primary

The Presidential Preference Primary will be held on'
Jan. 31, 2012.
Books will close on Jan. 3, 2012.
If you need to make party changes to your registra-
tion or need to register to vote, please do so before the
book closing date.
Any address changes or signature updates can be
made prior to election day.
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LOTTERY: Gov. seeks more sales

Continued From Page 1A
tors to open the door to three mega-casi-
nos that would most likely be located in
Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Scott
has refused to take a firm stance on the
casino proposal, but has stated on several
occasions that he does not want Florida's
budget to be increasingly "dependent" on
gambling revenue.
Yet when asked about his use of the lot-
tery Scott brushed aside the question and
said he was doing what Floridians want.
"We need to put our money into educa-
tion," Scott said. "I have traveled the state
and I have heard what Floridians want
their money is spent on."
While Scott's bid to boost school fund-
ing has gotten a warm reception from
Republican legislators his push to boost
sales on the Florida Lottery won't be the
easiest sell.
Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale,
and a sponsor of the casino bill, has been
harshly critical of the Florida Lottery and
says it is a form of "predatory" gambling
that preys on the poor. She said if she had
her way she would shut the lottery down
even though it is providing more than $1
billion currently for education.
If the state is going to support gambling,
she argues it should back the kind that
sparks the state's economy. Bogdanoff's
bill requires that anyone who wants a
mega-casino license to spend at least $2
Florida voters first approved lottery tick-
et sales back in 1986 and over the years
the money has been used for everything
from building new classrooms to paying
for the popular Bright Futures college

The Florida Lottery hit a peak of $4.2
billion in sales back in 2008 but then sales
dropped during the recession and are now
starting to recover. Sales have taken off
since September as sales of scratch-off tick-
ets have been nearly 12 percent higher
than forecasted. Powerball ticket sales have
jumped 11 percent higher than expected.
This fall, Florida became the first state
to sell lottery tickets in Walmart stores
with a pilot program in 27 of the-chain's
neighborhood markets.
The state could try convincing Wal-
Mart Stores Inc. and other so-called big
box retailers to add lottery ticket sales if
lawmakers allow the full-service termi-
nals. Some stores have been reluctant to
add lottery ticket sales because it takes
up counter space and requires cashiers to
dispense the online games.
Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia
O'Connell said the full-service terminals
would not replace the existing scratch-
off ticket vending machines. But she said
the department wants the 350 full-service
machines in order to give players "options."
"It's just another distribution channel for
us," O'Connell said.
Sen. Dennis Jones, R-Seminole and chair-
man of the committee that would consider
the legislation, has already filed a bill that
would allow the full-service terminals.
This summer Florida Lottery officials
went along with a proposal to revamp
Powerball, the multi-state lottery game
available in more than 40 states. Starting
on Jan. 15 the price of Powerball tickets
will go up to $2 but the size of the starting
jackpot will double to $40 million and the
odds of winning will increase.

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Wednesday, December 21, 201 I

Section B




Hannah Burns wins

state championship

for swimming sisters

Even in a pool, a torch
can be passed.
Hannah Burns is the
recipient of the torch from
older sister Heather Burns,
and it is already burning
Hannah, a freshman on
Columbia High's swim
team, won the Class 2A state
championship in the 100
breaststroke. It completed
a trifecta in which Hannah
won the event at the district
and region level.
Hannah also was District
2 champion in the 200
individual medley, and
placed second at region and
state in the event.
Heather, a senior, quali-
fied for state in the 200 free-
style and 500 freestyle for
the second straight year.
Sophomore Lindsay Lee
qualified for state in the 50
freestyle, after making state
in the 100 backstroke in
The three were joined
at state by junior Micheala
Polhamus for the Lady
Tigers 400 freestyle relay
team, which also qualified
for state and placed 11th.
"It was really exciting
and fun to go out and race
and win," Hannah said.
"That was my goal from
the beginning. I wanted to
win a title and state is the
big one."
Hannah produced per-
sonal best times at state in
both events.
-"Coming into the high
school season, I wanted to
swim the events I knew I
had the best chance of win-
ning," Hannah said. "You
kind of agree with your
coaches. They can tell what
you are better at."
Heather swam personal
bests in both her events
at state.- In the 200 free, she
qualified 17th and placed
seventh; in the 500 free,
she qualified 21st and

finished 10th.
"I did a lot better this
year," Heather said. "Last
year it came as a surprise
and I was not really rested.
This year my whole focus
was to make it to state. I
was rested and focused and
it all fell in my favor."
Heather has drawn
college attention and is
looking at Florida Atlantic
and Florida Southern.
"I have made a recruiting
trip to each college and will
decide over Christmas,'"
Heather said. "I will defi-
nitely swim."
Competitive swimming
for the Burns sisters goes
back to the age of 5.
Heather decided to try
out for the Columbia Swim
Team as an alternative to
taking more swimming
lessons. She made the team
a couple of months before
her sixth birthday.
"I loved it and kept doing
summer league," Heather
Hannah was a younger 5
when she first tried out and
didn't make the team.
"She was a little upset not
being able to tag along with
big sis," Heather said.
The sisters have been
together since, on CST, as
Lady Tigers and practicing
in Gainesville.
"My freshman year I
decided to pursue swim-
ming in college and joined
the ,Gator Swim Club,"
Heather said. "We have
stuck with it ever since."
.Since there are no meets
in December, it is the hard-
est month of practice.
On days of doubles
(morning and afternoon
practice), swimmers must
complete 13,000 meters
using a variety of stokes.
There are kicking and aero-
bic days, shoulder and ab
work, and even running
stadium steps at Ben Hill
BURNS continued on 2B


ABOVE: Hannah Burns
(right) and Heather Burns
show off their medals from
the Class 2A state swimming
finals in Orlando. Hannah
was state champion in the
100 breaststroke and state
runner-up in the 200
individual medley. Heather
placed seventh in the 200

LEFT: Sisters Hannah (left)
and Heather comfort each
other after a grueling practice
session at the Gator Swim
Club on Monday.


CHS wrestling wins duals

Seven Tigers go
undefeated in
four-team event.
From staff reports

With seven wrestlers
going undefeated, Columbia
High rolled to a victory
in the duals tournament
the Tigers hosted on
Columbia came in ahead
of St. Augustine High,
Bradford High and Baker
County High, which fin-
ished in that order in the
final standings.
Tigers who won all
three matches were Cole
Schreiber (106-pound
weight class), Kaleb
Warner (126 pounds), Isaac
Henderson (152 pounds),
Daniel Devers (160
pounds), Joe Fields (182
pounds), Monterance Allen
(195 pounds) and Lucas
Bradly (220 pounds).
Ethan Trevarrow (120
pounds), Dustin Regar (132
pounds) and Tim Mallard

Columbia High's Lucas Bradly (top) won by points over an opponent from

(145 pounds) each were Dec. 29-30.
Josh Walker (170 pounds) Prep scores
and Trey Allen (285 pounds)
were 1-2, as all 12 Tigers Fort White High's
won matches. basketball teams split with
Columbia wrestles in the visiting Hamilton County
ValdostaWildcatInvitational High on Saturday.
at Valdosta (Ga.) High on Fort White's boys won

Baker County High.

71-37, while the Lady
Indians lost, 51-31.
Fort White's boys soccer
team lost 7-0 at Oak Hall
School on Friday.
Columbia's girls soccer
team lost 3-0 at Lincoln
High (Thursday) and 7-2 at
Suwannee High (Dec. 12).

Miles named AP

Coach of the Year

is Female Athlete
of the Year.
Associated Press ,

LSU's Les Miles is
The Associated Press col-
lege football coach of the
year after guiding the top-
ranked Tigers to a spot
in the BCS championship
Miles received 30 votes
from AP poll voters to beat
out Kansas State coach Bill"
Snyder, who got 16 votes.
Oklahoma State's Mike
Gundy was third with six
votes, Michigan's Brady
Hoke received three votes
and Southern California's
Lane Kiffin got one.
Miles won the award,
which has been given out
since 1998, for the first
He's the second LSU
coach to win the award,
joining Alabama coach

Nick Saban, who won it
with the Tigers in 2003.
Miles and LSU play
Saban and the Crimson
Tide on Jan. 9 in New
Orleans for the BCS title.

Top female athlete
Abby Wambach, whose
thunderous header in
the final seconds of the
Women's World Cup quar-
terfinals led the U.S. to
an improbable victory,
has been voted the 2011
Female Athlete of the
The 31-year-old for-
ward received 65 of the
214 votes cast by members
of The Associated Press.
Teammate Hope Solo (38
votes) was a distant sec-
ond and UConn basketball
player Maya Moore (35)
was third.
Wambach is the first
individual soccer player to
win one of the APs annu-
al athlete awards, which
began in 1931.




TV sports

8 p.m.
ESPN Poinsettia Bowl, TCU vs.
Louisiana Tech, at San Diego
7 p.m.
ESPN2 -Texas at North Carolina
9 p.m.
ESPN2 Oklahoma St. vs. Alabama,
at Birmingham,Ala.
7:30 p.m.
VERSUS Philadelphia at Dallas


NFL standings

y-New England II 3 0.786437297.
N.Y Jets 8 6 0.571 346315
Miami 5 9 0 .357 286 269
Buffalo 5 9 0.357 311 371



10 4 0.714 343236
7 7 0.500279278
4 10 0.286 207 293
I -13 0.071 211 395
10 4 0.714 334236
10 4 0.714285 218
8 6 0.571 305 283
4 10 0.286 195274

Denver 8 6 0.571 292 343
Oakland 7 7 0 .500 317 382
San Diego 7 7 0.500 358 313
Kansas City 6 8. 0.429 192319
Dallas 8 6' 0.571 348 296

N.Y. Giants

x-New Orleans
Tampa Bay

y-Green Bay.

7 7
6 8
5 9
II 3
9 5
5 9
4 10
13 1
9 5
7 .7
2 12

0 .500 334 372
0.429 342 311
0 .357 252 300

0 .786 457 3q6
0.643 341 281
0.357 341 368
0.286 247 401

0 .929 480 297
0 .643 395 332
0.500 315 293
0.143 294 406


y-San Francisco II 3 0 .786 327 185
Seattle 7 7 0.500 284 273
Arizona 7 7 0 .500 273 305
St. Louis .r2 12- 60.. 43 1663.46
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division '.'.. .
Monday's Game
San Francisco 20, Pittsburgh 3
Thursday's Game
Houston at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Oakland at Kansas City, I p.m.
Jacksonville atTennessee, I p.m.
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, I p.m.
Denver at Buffalo, I p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, I p.m.
Minnesota atWashington, I p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore, I p.m.
Miami at New England, I p.m.
N.Y.Giants at N.Y.Jets, I p.m.
Arizona at Cincinnati, I p.m.
San Diego at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.
Sunday's Game
Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 26
Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

NFL calendar

Jan. I Regular season ends..
Jan. 7-8 -Wild-card playoffs.
Jan. 14-15 Divisional playoffs.
Jan. 22 Conference championships.
Jan. 29 Pro Bowl, Honolulu.
Feb. 5 Super Bowl, Indianapolis.
Feb." 22-28 NFL combine,

College bowl games

New Mexico Bowl
Temple 37,Wyoming 15
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Ohio 24. Utah St. 23
New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego
State 30

Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl
At St. Petersburg
Marshall vs. FIU (n)

Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4),
8 p.m. (ESPN)

At Las Vegas
Boise State (I I11-1) vs. Arizona State
(6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi
(11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Independence Bowl
At Shreveport, La.
North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri
(7-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN)
Tuesday, Dec. 27
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
At Detroit
Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue
(6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Belk Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
North Carolina State (7-5) vs.
Louisville (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Dec. 28
Military Bowl
At Washington
Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4),
4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl
At San Diego
Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 29
Champs Sports Bowl
At Orlando
Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre
Dame (8-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Alamo Bowl
At San Antonio ,
Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5),
9 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 30
Armed Forces Bowl
At Dallas
Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), Noon
Pinstripe Bowl
At Bronx, N.Y.
Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6),
3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Music City Bowl
At Nashville,Tenn.
Mississippi State (6-6) vs.Wake Forest
(6-6), 6:40 p.m. (ESPN)
Insight Bowl
Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5),
10 p.m. (ESPN)


Top 25 schedule

Today's Games
No. 5 North Carolina vs.Texas, 7 p.m.
No. 24Virginia at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
Thursday's Games
No. I Syracuse vs.Tulane, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Ohio State vs. Miami (Ohio),
8:30 p.m.
No. 3 Kentucky vs. Loyola (Md.),
I p.m.
No. 16 Georgetown vs. Memphis,
7 p.m.
No. 6 Baylor vs. Saint Mary's (Cal) at
Orleans Arena, LasVegas, 10:30 p.m..
No. 8 UConn vs. Fairfield, 7 p.m.
No. 9 Missouri vs. No. 25 Illinois,
9 p.m.
No. 10 Marquette vs. Milwaukee,

9 p.m.

I I Florida vs. Florida State,

7 p.m.
No. 12 Kansas at Southern Cal,
II p.m.
No. 14 Xavier vs. Long Beach State at
the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, II p.m.
No. 17 Indiana vs. UMBC, 6 p.m.
No! 18 ,Mississippi State vs.
Northwestern State, 8 p.m.
No. 19 Michigan State vs. Lehigh,
9 p.m.
No. 20 Michigan vs. Bradley, 6:30 p.m.
No. 22 Murray State vs. UT-Martin,
8 p.m.
No. 2.3 Creighton vs. Northwestern,
8:05 p.m. '-

Florida 82, Mississippi
Valley Statet54.

At Gainesville
MVSU (1.9)
Studivant 2-3 0-0 4, Jones 3-7 0-0 6,
Crosby 1-9 0-0 2, Joyner 5-13 2-2 14,
Burwell 0-7 0-0 0, Pajkqvic 3-6 0-0 7,
Arrington 0-7 2-2 2, Cox 5-12 4-4 16,
Railing 1-1 0-0 3.Totals 20-65 8-8 54.
Young 4-6 4-5 12, Murphy 5-10 0-0 II,
Boynton 6-11 I-I 16,Walker 4-6 8-8 19,
Beal 4-7 2-4 13, Kurtz 0-0 2-2 2,Wilbekin
2-8 2-2 6,Yeguete 0-1 0-0 0, Prather 0-3
1-2 I, Pitchford 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 26-54
20-24 82.
Halftime-Florida 46-22. 3-Point
Goals-MVSU 6-32 (Cox 2-5, Joyner
2-9, Railing 1-1, Pajkovic 1-3, Crosby 0-3,
Arrington 0-4, Burwell 0-7), Florida 10-
21 (Beal 3-4, Walker 3-5, Boynton 3-6,
Murphy 1-3, Pitchford 0-I.Wilbekin 0-2).
Fouled, Out-None. Rebounds-MVSU
32 (Cox 9), Florida 44 (Murphy, Young 8).
Assists-MVSU 10 (BurWell 4), Florida 15
(Boynton, Young 4). Total Fouls-MVSU
23, Florida 13.A-8,025..

NBA preseason

Monday's Games
Charlotte 79,Atlanta 77
Portland I110, Utah 90
LA. Clippers 114, LA. Lakers 95
Tuesday's Games
Washington at Philadelphia (n).
Detroit at Cleveland (n)
Indiana at Chicago (n)
Dallas at Oklahoma City (n)
Phoenix at Denver (n)
Golden State at Sacramento (n)
Today's Games
Miami at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

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


Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Portland at Utah, 9 p.m.
LA. Lakers at LA. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Charleston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Denver at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
End preseason


Masters field

AUGUSTA, Ga. The 91 players
who have qualified and are expected
to compete in the 76th Masters, to be
played April 5-8 at Augusta National Golf
Club. Players listed in only one category
for which they are eligible. Players still
can qualify by winning a PGA Tour event
that offers full FedEx Cup points, or by
being in the top 50 of the world ranking
published on March 26.
Schwartzel, Phil MickelsonAngel Cabrera,
Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Tiger
Woods, Mike Weir,Vijay Singh, Jose Maria
Olazabal, Mark O'Meara, Ben Crenshaw,
Fred Couples, lan Woosnam, Sandy Lyle,
Larry Mize, Craig Stadler,Tom Watson.
U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONS (five years):
Rory Mcllroy, Graeme McDowell, Lucas
years): Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen,
Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington.
PGA CHAMPIONS (five years):
Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Y.E.Yang.
CHAMPIONS (three years): K.J. Choi,
Tim Clark, Henrik Stenson.
RUNNER-UP: a-Kelly Kraft, a-Patrick
Bryce McPherson.
CHAMPION: a-Corbin Mills.
Randal Lewis.
Hideki Matsuyama.
Jason Day,Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Luke
Donald, Bo Van Pelt, Ryan Palmer, Justin
Rose, Steve Stricker, Lee Westwood,
Edoardo Molinari, Ross Fisher.
OPEN: Kevin Chappell, Robert Garrigus,
Peter Hanson, Sergio Garcia.
OPEN: Dustin Johnson,Thomas Bjorn.
CHAMPIONSHIP: Jason Dufner, Anders
Hansen, Robert Karlsson, David Toms,
LIST: Webb Simpson, Nick Watney, Matt
Kuchar, Bill Haas, Brandt Snedeker, Hunter
Mahan, Bubba Watson, Gary Woodland,
Mark Wilson,, Aaron Baddeley, Jonathan
Byrd, Martin Laird, Charles Howell III,
Fredrik Jacobson, Rory Sabbatini, Kevin
Steele, Harrison Frazar, Sean O'Hair, Scott
CHAMPIONSHIP: Chez Reavie, John
RANKING: lan Poulter, Paul CaseyAlvaro
Quiros, K.T. Kim, Simon Dyson, Sang-
moon Bae, Rickie Fowler, Francesco
Molinari, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Gonzalo
Fernandez-Castano, Jim Furyk.


NHL schedule

Monday's Games
Los Angeles 3,Toronto 2, SO
Colorado 3, Philadelphia 2, SO
Boston 3, Montreal 2
Dallas 5,Anaheim 3
Detroit 3, Edmonton 2
Vancouver 4, Minnesota 0
Tuesday's Games
N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey (n)
Nashville atWashington (n) .
Chicago at Pittsburgh (n)
Buffalo at Ottawa (n)
Phoenix at Florida (n)
N.Y. Islanders at Winnipeg (n)
Minnesota at Calgary (n)
Today's Games
Phoenix at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.
Detroit atVancouver, 10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at San Jose, 10:30
Thursday's Games
Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Florida at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Montreal at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.

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Answer here: I I
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Mixed team fields growing

The field in monthly
mixed team events contin-
ue to grow.
Four-person teams
played a modified scramble
format in the latest outing.
Bruce and Nicole Gibson
joined Andy and Suzy
Peterson to eke out a score-
card regression win over
the second-place group of
Mike McCranie, Natalie
Bryant, Tom Rowley and
Gloria Rowley. Roger and
Nancy Mitzel teamed with
Tim Lewis and Maggie
Wood for third place.
MGA play had three-men
teams playing a .best ball
match on 18 par-3 holes.
The course set-up proved
tough, despite the abun-
dance of short holes.
The week's second
scorecard regression deci-
sion put Terry Hunter,
Dave Mehl and Russ
Adams at the top of the
leaderboard with a 7-under-
par effort Bruce Gibson,
Doyle Worthington and Joe
Persons settled for second
place. Cory Depratter, Ron
Miracle and Hugh Sherrill
teamed for third place, two

Ed Goff

shots farther back.
The ladies drew for a
mulligan hole before
playing an LGA low net
match. Dottie Rogers
didn't need her re-tee to
post a one-shot win over
Natalie Bryant. Newcomer
Amanda Grimmett finished
in third place.
Keith Shaw blew away
the competition with a
Herculean score of +18 to
take, Wednesday's blitz.
John Dennis's fine round of
+9 was only good enough
for second place. Steve
Patterson was a stroke
back in third place, fol-
lowed by Eddy Brown and
Don Combs in a fourth-
place tie at +5.'
Six players shared the
skins pot with one win-
ner each: Mickey Wilcox,
Dennis Crawford, Tony
Garcia, Donald Roberts,
Shaw and Dennis.
The Good Old Boys
played their lowest scoring

and closest matches of the
In match one, Eli Witt,
Dave Cannon, Bill Wheeler
and Jim Stevens nipped
Monty Montgomery,
Dennis Hendershot, Hugh
Sherrill and Dan Stephens,
2-1. -
In match two, Jerry
West, Joe Persons, Tom
Elmore and Tony Branch
managed a late point for a
3-2 margin over their com-
petitors. Stan Woolbert,
Jim Bell, Paul Davis and
Howard Whitaker tied with
Ed Snow, Mike Spencer,
Carl Wilson and Bobby
Simmons for the runner-up
Woolbert moved into
the medalist spot with a
36-38-74, followed closely
by Snow (39-36-75) and
West (38-37-75). Other
noteworthy scores came
from Hendershot (78),
Montgomery (78) and
Stephens (79).
Whitaker had a front
nine win with an even par
36. Witt (38) was a stroke
better than Stevens on the
back side.

Ohio State gets one-year bowl ban

Associated Press

Urban Meyer's first Ohio
State team won't be bowl
The NCAA hit Ohio
State with a one-year bowl
ban and other penalties on
Tuesday for a scandal that
involved eight players tak-
ing a total of $14,000 in cash
and tattoos in exchange for
jerseys, rings aqd other

Buckeyes memorabilia,
Tipped to the violations,
then-coach Jim Tressel
failed to speak up.
The university had previ-
ously offered to vacate the
2010 season, return bowl
money, go on two years of
NCAA probation and use
five fewer football scholar-
ships over three years.
But the NCAA countered
with a bowl ban in Meyer's
first year as head coach
in 2012, further reduced

the number of scholarships
and tacked on a year of
The stiffer penalties
- including a finding of a
"failure to monitor" athletic
programs came because
of additional problems
which followed the tattoo-
related violations revealed
a year ago.
Athletic Director Gene
Smith had maintained the
Buckeyes would not be
banned from a bowl game.

BURNS: All-American consideration

Continued From Page 1B

"When you commit to
swimming, it is hard to do
anything else," Heather
said. "If you, take off a
couple of months, you are
behind everybody else."
'Hannah added that after
even a short layoff, "You
are way out of shape."
Heather likes the "dif-
ferent strategies" involved

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in the distance freestyle
"The 200 is kind of like a
sprint to me," Heather said.
"It is a hard race for me,
tut it went pretty well this
year. I am starting to figure
it out a little more."
Hannah likes the chal-
lenge of different strokes.
"I love the IM; my favor-

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ite is the 400, but they don't
have that in high school,"
said Hannah, who will
compete jin a Grand Prix
meet in Austin, Texas, in
Hannah hadAll-American
consideration times in both
high school events, and
plans to branch out in her
CHS events next year.

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Man dreads holiday events

that won't be very merry

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 25-
year-old guy with a unique
problem. My father has
been dating a woman
since I was 16 who has a
daughter my age named
"Emma." Over the years
Emma and I became good
friends then more than
that We hooked up a few
times. About a year ago, I
told her I had developed
feelings for her, which
drove her off pretty fast '
We haven't talked since.
She now lives in another
state with her boyfriend,
and I'm happy for her.
With the holidays here,
Dad expects me to go
to all of the events and
get-togethers. I made up
excuses last year to avoid
them, but don't think I
can do that again. I want
to escape the awkward
interaction with Emma
and her boyfriend because
I still have feelings for'
her. I don't want to dis-
appoint Dad, but I don't
know how to handle this.
Help, please. RUNNING
don't have to attend "all"
the events and get-togeth-
ers, but you should attend
a few. When you do, con-
sider bringing a friend
with you and minimizing
the contact you have with
Emma and her boyfriend.
Observe the social ameni-
ties, keep the conversation
brief and casual, and con-
centrate on the rest of the
While the initial contact

Abigail Van Buren
may be painful, this is no
different than any other
romance that didn't work
out The awkwardness will
pass if you concentrate on
something else.
** ** **
been living with my daugh-
ter and her family for two
years because I lost my
job. I don't pay rent, but
help out with the utilities
and buy my own grocer-
ies. I also baby-sit for them
several days a week. The
only money I have is an
inheritance my father left
me to live on, and it is dis-
sipating quickly.
I have met a man and
have fallen in love with
him. I plan to move in with
him soon. The problem
is my daughter and son-
in-law owe me money.
They promised it would
be repaid, but when I ask.
when, they give me the
run-around. (They always
have money for tattoos,
movies and concerts,
though.) They also expect
me to baby-sit for them
on weekends, but that's
the only time I can see my
How do I tell them I
want to live my own life?

I want to be free and not
have to worry about them
needing me to baby-sit
and making me feel guilty
about it I'm afraid they'll
say that because I lived
with them, they no lon-
ger owe me the money.
I don't know how to tell
them without it turning
ugly. Any suggestions
would be appreciated. -
I presume your daughter
and son-in-law have met
your boyfriend? Announce
the good news that you
will be living with him; it
shouldn't be shocking. Ask
again for the money that
they owe you. Be pleasant,
but firm, and don't let it
escalate into an argument.
If they say they don't have
it, ask them to sign (and
date) a note promising
'to repay it at a later date.
That will be your proof
that a loan was extended.
If they refuse, with no
proof that you loaned them
money, you won't have
leverage to force them to
pay up.
As for the baby-sitting,
do it when it's convenient
for you. If they want their
"freedom" on some week-
ends, let them pay you
instead of a sitter and work
off part of their obligation
that way. But insist on
Write Dear Abby at or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.







S ie Y .... W A

ARIES (March 21-April
19): Doing extra work will
make you feel better about
taking time off. Venturing
to other parts of the coun-
try or visiting family or
friends should be consid-
ered. Don't let someone's
uncertainty stop you from
following through with
your plans. ***
TAURUS (April.20-May
20): Emotional matters will
surface if you or some-
one you are with overin-
dulges and overreacts.
Concentrate on whatever
chores you have to com-
plete before the end of the
year. Don't get involved in
an argument you cannot
win. ***
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Be honest regarding
your feelings or you may
get caught in a sticky situ-
ation. Someone from your
past is likely to contact
you, looking for the go-
ahead to waltz back into
your life. Don't lead any-
one on. ***
CANCER (June 21-July
22): Your prime concern
should be to enjoy friends,
family and the people you
love most Shopping will
lead to temptation and
added stress. Keep in mind
that you cannot buy love.
Your time and thoughtful-
ness are all that's required.

Eugenia Last

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Strive to reach your goals
before the year comes to
a close. Be realistic about
what you can and cannot
afford. Face responsibility
head-on and do your best
to let your positive attitude
diminish any negative
influences. **
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept
22): Confusion while
traveling will slow things
down. Someone will misin-
form you. Anger isn't the
answer. Pick yourself up
and do your best to reach
your goals or destination.
The end result will be for-
tunate. ****
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct.
22): Pay off old debts or
take care of unfinished
business you don't want
to carry into the new year.
Talks will lead to an agree-
ment if you are straightfor-
ward about what you want
Don't bully or let anyone
bully you. ***
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov.
21): A positive approach to
whatever you do or whoev-
er you are dealing with will
bring the best results. Say
what's on your mind and
reveal what your intentions
are. Overindulgence must
be avoided emotionally,

financially and physically.

Dec. 21): Don't trust any-
one trying to talk you out
of your cash. If something
is over budget, decline.
You have to protect your
assets if you want to head
into the new year with less
stress and a good financial
plan. ***
Jan. 19): A compassionate
approach towards the peo-
ple you work with or for
will help ease any tension
that has been affecting
your relationship. Offer
suggestions or put in extra
hours. What you do above
and beyond the call of duty
will be impressive. ****
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18)': Put your emotions on
the backburner and think.
You will come up with some
good ideas that will save
the day and position you
well for future projects. A
change in your personal life
will bring you great joy. **
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Put more emphasis on
your finances and less on
trying to win favors or buy
love at the cost of going
into debt. Last-minute pur-
chases should be avoided.
Spending time with the
people you love will be
more beneficial in the end.


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34 years of automotive service
From staff reports I

A wards and
fill the office
of Jim's Auto
Service and
Towing, 2550 SW Main
Blvd in Lake City.
Most recently owner Jim
WIlkinson received the
American Towman ACE
Award during a trade show
for emergency road provid-
ers in Baltimore.
The award recognizes
reliability and professional-
ism in providers of road-
side assistance.
Towing is a new expan-
sion for Wilkinson's busi-
ness, which started as one
man mechanic at a gas sta-
tion 34 years ago.
"I was probably 12 years
old when I started working
on mini bikes," Wilkinson
said. His passion to take
things apart lead to a career
as master technician,
certified by the National
Institute for Automotive
Service Excellence.
The business spent 27
years on Main Boulevard
and US 90 before moving
to the current location 7
years ago.,
Wilkinson said he has
serviced generations of car
owners by building trust
with his customers.
"If you can build up the
trust that goes along way,"
he said.
To help customers
,understand repair work,
Wilkinson said he saves
broken car parts. Wilkinson
said he has noticed custom-
ers making cars longer in
the struggling economy.

Greg Conti, a certified master technician, works on a vehicle's

-He and his mechanics
often prioritize repairs that
a car may need if a custom-
er cannot afford everything
at once.
Preventive maintenance
is the best thing to extend
the life of a car, he said.
Routine checks during oil
changes are critical to pre-
vent bigger problems, he-
"I used to say you could
take a hammer, a screw-
driver and bailing wire and
it'd get you on the road."
Now with disposable parts
and coinmpiier parts, you
can't do that anymore, he
Wilkinson, his wife Kathy

and the Staff of 11 handle
all aspects of auto service,
except body work.
Four wrecker operators
are certified to tow every-
thing from small' cars to
tractor trailers.

Wilkinson (left)
and Gred Conti,
both master
technicians stand
near a wrecker
at Jim's Auto
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Columbia County is accepting
applications for Equipment
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Position's primary responsibility
is skilled work in the operation
of several types of automotive
vehicles and mobile motorized
equipment. Light maintenance
of vehicles and equipment
operated. Operates or drives a
dump truck, participates in the
loading and unloading of
materials. Minimum Experi-
ence: High School education or
G.E.D. preferred and one year
experience in vehicle and or
equipment operation, or an
equivalent combination of.
training and experience. Valid
Fl CDL Class B Drivers License
required within the first ninety
(90) days of initial employment.
Salary is $9.55 per hr. plus
benefits. Successful applicant
must pass pre-employment
physical & drug screening.
Applications may be obtained at
the Human Resources
Office or online at,.
Board of County Commission-
ers, 135 NE Hernando Ave.,
Suite 203. Lake City, FL 32055,
(386) 719-2025, TDD (386) *
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Columbia County is an
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Legal Secretary/Paralegal
Position for Civil Litigation.
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Licensed Insurance Agent
Seeking Highly motivated licensed
property and casualty insurance
agent. Computer savvy, reliable
and good personality. Employee
benefit include paid holidays and
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Lube Tech Wanted
Tools Required
Apply @ Rountree Moore Chevy
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Payment Processer position
available in a fast paced growing
company. Must have 6-12 months
clerical experience, data entry,
knowledge of excel and word, and
the ability to multitask. Please
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not necessary. Call Anthony
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Local Phlebotomy Course
offered in Lake City, FLA
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Director of Allied Health
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310 Pets & Supplies
Great Christmas Gift. 4 CKC
Registered Toy Poodle puppies.
Ready Christmas Eve. Up to date
on shots. 386-719-4808

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and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
certificate from a licensed
veterinarian documenting they
have mandatory shots and are
free from intestinal and external
parasites. Many species of wild-
life must be licensed by Florida
Fish and Wildlife. If you are
unsure, contact the local
office for information.

402 Appliances
Black side by side Whirlpool
Fridge.w/ice & water.
$400. obo.

Frigidaire Microwave
Range Top with fan, light
& clock. $100. obo.

A413 Musical
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BB KING, Lucille w/case.
Call (904)397-1037

420 Wanted to Buy
We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-288-6875.

430 Garage Sales
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440 Miscellaneous
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RIDE NEEDED from S441 (near
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also need ride going back to Race
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prefer automatic) 386-628-7341,
Don't call Saturday.
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winning, Fabric play house.
Detachable accessories for
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frame w/carry bag. Large enough
for 2 small kids. Tell Santa Early
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450 Good Things
S 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
The Pecan House in Ellisville
We buy, sell & crack Pecans.
Several good Varieties.

460 Firewood

It's Getting Colder!! Firewood
$65. Truck Load. we will call you
back. We deliver under 20 mi
$100 per load. Over 20 mi $120
per load. Joey 965-0288. Lv mess.
630 Mobile Homes
for Rent
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer fur-
nished. Cannon Creek MHP
2br/lba, CH/A, near school,
$500 month, + deposit, no pets!,
,pls leave message 386-365-1920
or 386-454-7764 after 6pm
3 BR/2 BA, 14 x 80 Singlewide,
CH & A, water, sewage & garbage
provided, 1st, last + dep., lease
required, $550 mo. 386-752-8978.
3/2 SW, just renovated, off 41 on
246 between 1-10 & 75, -
$550 mo, $500 sec. NO PETS.
386-330-2316 or 386-266-3610
3BR/2BA SWWH on I acre in
Ellisville private lot 460. mo 1st.
last plus deposit.
Country Living
2&3bdrm, $500-$550.
Very clean, NO PETS!
Ref's & dep req'd. 386-758-2280
Country living.
3br/2ba Mobile Home
Very clean! 386-497-1116.

Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, & Ft. White.
Contact 386-623-3404
or 386-397-2779

640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
Palm Harbor Homes
Factory Direct Sale
15K-25K off models
S800-622-2832 ext 210

.640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
2006 Fleetwood Anniversary Ser-
ies. 3br/2ba plus bonus rm adjoins
master. Garden tub. South side of
Lake City. Ez commute to G'ville
MLS # 78411 $72,500 623-6896

Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
Results Realty. Maintained, 10
ac. Master has a huge closet w/
walk-in shower & garden tub.
MLS 79417 $94,900 Foreclosure
Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
Results Realty. 3/2 DWMH, .91
ac in Three Rivers Estates. Well
maintained that shows pride of
ownership. MLS 78905 $120,000

Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. Small mobile home
2/1 886sf on a wooded lot.
Paved road frontage.
MLS 79413 $17,900

650A Mobile Home
650 & Land
Rental/Starter, renovated, 3/2 SW
1 ac. off 41 btwn 1-10 & 75. 10
min to LC. $28,500 obo. No owner
Finance. 386-330-2316/266-3610

705 Rooms for Rent
New furnished studio apt in a
home, private entrance & bath, in-
cludes all utilities, trash, cable, frig
and pest control. $450 per month
plus deposit; January 1st availabil-
ity. 386-752-2020 SW Lake City

Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent

2/2 w/garage & washer/dryer
hookups. West side of town,
Call for details
2BR/2BA w/garage
5 minutes from VA hospital and
Timco. Call for details.
Amberwood Hills Apts.
Private Patio area. Beautiful yard.
Washer/dryer hkup. Free water &
sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special.
Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2
mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet
Friendly. Move in Special $99.
Pool; ,laundry & balcony.
Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1,
1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A,
$650 month & bckgmd chk,
386-697-3248 or 352-377-7652
Fall Special! 1/2 Price First
Month. Updated Apt, w/tile
floors/fresh paint. Great area.
From $395.+sec. 386-752-9626
Greentree Townhouse
Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free
water & sewer. Balcony & patio.
Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90.
Move in Special from $199-$399.
1, 2 & 3 br apartments. Also, larg-
er 2/br. for $495. mo. Incl water.
NICE Apt Downtown. Remodeled
1 bedroom. Kitchen, dining, living
room. $450. mo plus sec.
386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951
The Lakes Apts. Studios & IBr's.
from $125/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741

440 Miscellaneous
Chock Norris Total Gym. Exer-
cise system w/DVD. Used 4 times
for demo. Like New. Paid $1,650.
Asking $800 obo. 386-365-6048


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710 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
Redwine Apartments. Move in
special $99. Limited time. Pets
welcome. with 5 complexes,
we have a home for you.
Wayne Manor Apts.
Move in $99. Spacious bedroom
washer/dryer. Behind Kens off
Hwy 90. 386-754-1800
Windsor Arms Apartments.
Move In Madness! $99. Move in!
2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free
200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.

720 Furnished Apts.
72 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 Home For Rent

3BR/2BA 1325SF $850. mo
3BR/1.5BA 1040SF $825. mo
3BR/2BA 1064SF $595. mo
2BR/1BA 768SF $495. mo
1BR/1BA 500 SF $395 mo
3BR/2BA 1000SF $700 mo
3BR/2BA 1188SF $650 mo
4BR/2BA 2052SF $750 mo
$450. mo. 2 AVAILABLE
$550. mo

Visit our website:
Mike Foster 386-288-3596
Mitchell Lee 386-867-1155
Accredited Real Estate Services
1688 SE Baya Dr., Suite 105
Lake City, FL 32025
Accredited Real Estate
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lbr/lba Free ele. Utilities incl. 4mi
S. Lake City. $300dep. $350mo.
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833
3 BR 2 1/2 BA Country Home
Pool 6 miles So of Col City
$1375 mo First/Last/$500 dep
386-755-4050 or 752-2828
3BR/1BA w/CH/A, Located'in the
country. Credit check required.
$500. mo. $500 Deposit
3BR/2BA on 2 ac.
$850. mo. plus $600. Deposit.
386-438-0599 or


7 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
4 BR/2 BA in town, good neigh-
borhood, fenced yard, fireplace, no
pets, $900 mo., 1st + $900 sec.,
Available Immediately.
Rent To Own 3br/2ba home
In quiet subdivision.
386-752-5035 X 3113
7 days 7-7 A Bar Sales, Inc.
Gorgeous Lake View 2br
Apartment. Close to shopping.
$485. mo $485 dep.
SWMH 2/2 in Wellborn,
$600 mo, and
$600 security.
386-365-1243 or 965-7534

75O Business &
75 Office Rentals

576 sq' $450/mth
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. Professional office
off of N. Baya Ave. 6 offices, 2
baths, kitchen area. Server closet
with T-1. Office is brand new! all
offices wired for phone/internet.
Nicest office space in town.
Call 386-867-1515
For Rent or Lease: Former Doc-
tors office, Former professional
office & Lg open space: avail on
East Baya Ave. Competitive rates.
Weekdays 386-984-0622
evenings/weekends 497-4762
Midtown Commercial Center,
brand new executive front suite &
suite w/warehouse.
Call Vicki or Joe 386-935-2832.
Office for Lease, was Dr's office
$8 sqft/2707 sqft
Oak Hill Plaza
Tom 961-1086, DCA Realtor
Zoned Comin'l or Resd'l. 5br/3ba
home or professional office.
$1000. mo. w/1 yr. lease.
Contact 386-752-9144 or
386-755-2235 or 386-397-3500

805 Lots for Sale

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includes children under the age of
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people securing custody of chil-
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To complain of discrimination call
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810 Home for Sale
3br/2ba DW, 10.16 acres S of,
Columbia City.Fully fenced with
workshed & barn. 2nd well, tank,
& pole on site. (727)289-2172

BANK OWNED 3/2 home with
screened in pool, fireplace,
#79039 Call Paula
Lawrence 386-623-1973
Hallmark Real Estate
Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
Results Realty. Nice 4/2, 1 ac.
Granite floors. Beautiful yard &
wrap around porch. MLS 77292
$139,900. Short Sale.
Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
Results Realty. 4/2, 1 ac modular
home that is in immaculate cond.
1,344sqft. New carpet, roof, a/c,
fireplace. MLS 78833 $115,000.
Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
Results Realty. Well maintained.
Tiled floors, living area, open kit.
Above ground pool, guest quarters
MLS 79149 $115,000. Short Sale
Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
Results Realty. Beautiful lot. on
the Suwannee. Well & anerobic
septic system. MLS 78842
$45,000 Owner Financing.
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. Home, over 2ac,
screened inground pool. Updated,
crown molding, new wood floors,
kit & paint. MLS 79378 $129,900
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575.3/2, 1713 sf, great
area. Arched entryways, Ig living
room w/fireplace. French doors to
patio. MLS 79418 $109,000
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575.4/2 Vintage home.
Updated electric & plumbing. New
carpet & CH/A. Hardwood floors.
MLS 79367 $99,000

810 Home for Sale
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. Well maintained
2/2. Wood laminate floors. Lg
living room & master suite. New
countertops. MLS 76928 $89,000
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. Vintage 4/3 2626sf.
Hardwood floors, new wdws, fire-
place. Separate 494ft guest home ,
double lot MLS 78000 $109,000
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. 3/3 1987 SF up-
graded w/wood laminate floors,
ceramic tile. 14x30 workshop, 10
xlO storage MLS79345 $199,900
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. 3/2, 2853SF walk-
ing to downtown, lakes, restau-
rants, Shands & VA. garage w/apt
above. MLS 79451 $140,000
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. 3/2, open floor
plan, spacious master BR. Tile &
wood thru out. 1 yr. home
warranty MLS 78594 $169,000
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. Huge 4/3, 2826sf
on 5.22 ac! Flooring is tile lami-
nate in most rooms & in immacu-
late cond. MLS 79584 $215,000
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. What a Creampuff!
Newer roof, 1 ac, paved road,
fenced, fireplace, very nice brick
home. MLS 79531 $65,000
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. Brick .59 ac! 3/2,
2502sf. Lg master bath w/separate
shower & whirlpool. 2 car garage
& storage. MLS 76769 $210,000

Charming Older Home in town.
Over 1300 sq ft. with hardwood
floors. Shady comer lot.
Janet Creel. 719-0382
Hallmark Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty
Private Estate, city limits.
6br/3.5ba. 39.7 acres $994,000 or
.$2,500 mo rent. Mary Brown
Whitehurst. 386-965-0887
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Remodeled 2/2. New kitchen
counters & ceramic tile, open floor
plan. MLS# 77943 $94,500 Mary
Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
3/2 updated brick in town. New
roof, hardwoods. Glassed room
w/fantastic views. Elaine K. Tolar
755-6488 MLS 78092 $249,900
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
3/2 in Woodcrest S/D. Super area,
nice back yard. Covered back
porch. New AC in 2010. Elaine K.
Tolar. 755-6488 MLS# 75198
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Exceptional price! 3/2, 1582 sqft.
2 car garage, screened porch 1/2 ac
lot. Only $129,900. Lori Giebeig
Simpson 365-5678 MLS#79239
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Excellent location! 3/2 home, large
master suite, 2 car garage.
$87,900. Lori Giebeig Simpson
365-5678 MLS# 79458
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Woodcrest, 3/2 Brick w/split floor
plan. Nice lot. Fireplace, Ig.porch,
vinyl wdws. MLS# 77708 Elaine
K. Tolar $169,900 755-648&
HUD HOME in Trenton area
4.77 ac, 3/2, as is $95,000. Buyer
bidding online daily. Call Robin
Williams 365-5143 MLS 79262
Hallmark Real Estate
Investor/1st time buyer? Azalea
Park. 3br w/carport. Only $57,900.
Price pending short dale approval.
#79521 Robin Williams 719-0382
Hallmark Real Estate
Newly Listed in Mayfair! Great
area close to shopping! 3/2 fresh
paint& pretty lot. Newer metal
roof & screen porch. Janet Creel.
719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate
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 $149,900 623-6896
PRICE REDUCED!! 3/2 plus
pool house w/half bath, 2.25
fenced ac. Freshly painted. Split
plan, Large rear deck MLS 78103
$169,900 386-623-6896
Sweeping Golf Course View!
Brick 3/2 w/screen porch., South-
em Oaks Golf Course. 1980sf.
$164,900 #79585 Janet Creel.
719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate

82O0 Farms &
2O Acreage
4 acres, Wellborn, New Well
installed, Beautifully wooded
w/cleared Home Site, owner fin,
no down, $39,900, $410 mon
Call 352-215-1018
Owner Financed land-with only
$300 down payment. Half to ten ac
lots. Deas Bullard/BKL Properties

870 Real Estate
70v Wanted
I Buy Houses
Quick Sale Fair Price

940 Trucks
'2-WD EXT. CAB, 125,000 miles,
well maintained, great shape,
$6,500, Call 386-397-0571


2003 Chevy Silverado
2WD Ext. Cab
125,000 mi.,
well maintained,
great shape.

950 Cars for Sale

58.000 miles.
Very Good condition.
$8,500. FIRM 386-466-6557

06 MERCURY Montego
26,000 miles.
Excellent condition.
$12,000 FIRM. 386-466-6557

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Wednesday, December 21, 201 I

Protect you
home and
your wallet. See Page 4D

Optimism a key to good health

Positive outlook
impacts physical


People don't often.
think about how opti-
mism impacts their life-
style, career and rela-
tionships. But a positive
attitude can help you
avoid stressful situa-
tions, maintain better
health, and may even
allow you to heal more
quickly when you aren't
feeling well, according
to some experts.
"Optimism and the
desire to be success-
ful are the basis for a
person's happiness and
good health," asserts
Elena Korneeva, a psy-
chophysiologist and
author of the new book
"Breath of Life."
As a specialist,
Korneeva promotes a
happier, healthier life
with' these guiding prin-
Jo'ful in-pir r f ifain'
outspoken people make.
great company. These
traits will attract people
to you in both profes-
sional and personal set-
Laugh. People with
a good sense of humor
are the life of any party,
at any age and in any
social stratum.
One who can sin-
cerely laugh at his or
her own mistakes can
overcome most difficul-
ties. A sense of humor is
a trait of a harmonious
Make an effort to
truly understand and
empathize with your
conversation partners.
Don't be afraid of
situations that haven't
even happened yet. By
avoiding fear of the
unknown, you can bet-
ter focus on a positive
solution, rather than the
Optimism and
humor will make you
a better parent. With
these tools, your chil-
dren will bring you joy
rather than try your
patience. Positive and
creative parenting
yields positive and cre-
ative children.
An integral part
of success is a healthy
lifestyle, absent of bad
habits. Eat varied, small
meals four-to-five times
a day, get sound sleep,
and take part in sports
and leisure activities
you love.
There are no bound-
aries or limits to your
pursuit of self-perfec-
tion. Success is often
very close at hand, but
by emphasizing diffi-
culties in our lives, we
neglect to focus on our
"With optimism we
fill our life with new
meaning, and it helps
us find a way out of a
circle of troubles," says
Korneeva. "The key
to happiness is in our

Monkey Business
Optimism can improve your health as well as enhance your chances for success, say the experts.

Resolve to stay connected to friends and family in the new year.

Stay connected with family, friends in '12


Despite round-the-clock access to text mes-
saging, email and social networking sites, mean-
ingful connections sometimes seem harder to
come by than ever these days.
While it is easy to let all your friends and fam-
ily know about your new promotion or engage-
ment with a status update online, don't forget
the importance of personal correspondence in
today's digital age.
This year, resolve to connect better with your

close friends and family. Here are some tips to
help you keep in touch:
Start the year off right by wishing your
loved ones health and happiness with New Year
cards. Consider personalizing the cards with
photos of you and your family.
Make appointments for important phone
calls that are easy to put off. If you have an
actual appointment, you can't and won't forget
to give Mom and Dad a call. Better yet, make
it a standing weekly ritual you will all look for-
ward to each week.

Want to tell a friend whafs new? Send a
note on personalized stationery. "You will really
brighten the day of your recipient with a card
sent in the mail," advises Mariam Naficy, CEO
of, an online stationery store.
Throw a party. Nothing beats good old fash-
ioned face-to-face communication. So gather all
your loved ones together for a party at your
house. There will be time enough to make mean-
ingful conversation, and complete your duties as
CONNECTED continued on 3D


With generic rivals, Lipitor's sales halved

AP Business writer

of cholesterol blockbuster
Lipitor plunged by half bare-
ly, a week after the world's
top-selling drug got its first
U.S. generic competition,
new data show.
That's despite a very
aggressive effort by Lipitor
maker Pfizer Inc. to keep
patients on its pill, which
generated peak sales of
$13 billion a year, through
patient subsidies and big
rebates to insurers.
Lipitor lost patent protec-
tion on Nov. 30 in the U.S.,
where the drug was still
generating about $7.9 bil-
lion in annual sales. Two
generic versions costing
about a third less hit the'
market right away, one
made by India's Ranbaxy
Laboratories Ltd. and the
other .an authorized gener-
ic, made by Pfizer and
sold by its partner, Watson
Pharmaceuticals Inc. .
Lipitor's patent- loss
has been closely watched
across the pharmaceutical
industry, where most com-
panies face generic compe-
tition, and a big revenue hit,
for at least some of their
top drugs over the next few
Figures from data firm
IMS Health on prescriptions
for Lipitor and competing
drugs that lower LDL or,
bad cholesterol, the class
called stations, show the
number of Lipitor prescrip-
tions filled in the seven days
ended Dec. 9, the first full
week when generic rivals
were available, plunged to
359,235. That's down from
the 724,799 Lipitor prescrip-
tions filled a month earlier,
in the week ended Nov. 11.
Lipitor's. share of station
prescriptions dropped to
9.7 percent from 20.9 per-
cent over that period. Its
biggest rival among brand-
name cholesterol drugs is
a newer one, Crestor from.,
Britain's AstraZeneca PLC,
which saw market share
hold steady at 12.3 percent
amid a new Crestor ad cam-
The IMS data, released
Monday, show nearly
476,000 new prescriptions
for generic Lipitor, called
atorvastatin, were filled the
week ended Dec. 9. Just
under 80 percent were for
Watson's generic version.
The figures cover retail
prescriptions, those filled
at independent pharmacies,
chain drug stores and phar-
macies in supermarkets and
discounters such as Target.
Not included are prescrip-
tions filled by mail order,
where any shifts are likely
to take longer to appear.
Miller Tabak analyst Les
Funtleyder said Monday
the drop in Lipitor pre-
scriptions is less than he
"It's already done better
than we thought it would,
(but) it's a little early in
the game to declare this
a successful strategy,"
Funtleyder, portfolio man-
ager for the Miller Tabak
Health Care Transformation
Fund, said of Pfizer's rebates
and discounts.
For months, New York-
based Pfizer has been heavi-
ly advertising its "Lipitor For
You" program, which offers
insured patients a card to
get Lipitor for a monthly
$4 copayment. Pfizer will
pay the difference between
that and an insurance plan's
normal brand-name co-pay,
up to $50.
Uninsured patients
could get the same sav-
ings using the card but
would have to pay the
rest of the cost, which
ranges from about $115
a month for the lowest
Lipitor dose to $160 a
month for three higher

doses. The new generics
cost roughly $80 and $100
a month, respectively.
Spokesman MacKay
Jimeson said Pfizer esti-
mates about 5 percent of
current Lipitor patients in
the U.S. and Puerto Rico
will enroll in the program.


NDC 0591-3777-19




This undated photo provided by by Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., shows Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, or generic Lipitor, which is being sold under a deal with
Pfizer. Cnolesterol blockbuster Lipitor is so valuable to its maker that Pfizer Inc. is.practically paying people to keep taking it after generic rivals, hit the U.S.
.market this.week. The drug giant is even ensuring many of the 3 million Americans taking Lipitor can't switch to the generic.

New twists on holiday dessert favorites


Getting your-family to eat right doesn't
mean forcing them to skip dessert or
forego favorite cakes and cookies. You just '" ?
need to learn to prepare those sweets in .
better ways.
It's all about making desserts that are
wholesome and delicious, so your kids will
actually eat them. A few easy alterations to
your favorite holiday treats can make a big' -''
difference such as reducing sugar or fat,
adding fruits or swapping-in, more healthy ""
fats and grains.
Here are some tweaks for sweets that
you can proudly put on your family's table
or give as holiday gifts:
Substitute: Replace ingredients with .,
smart alternatives. Try swapping white ':,,,,-' .
flour with whole wheat flour in cakes
and cookies. You can use two egg whites
for a whole egg in most recipes, or dark
chocolate instead of more fattening milk -
chocolate. And low-fat milk usually can be
used instead of whole milk.
Reduce: For starters, serve-up smaller'
dessert portions. Plate a small slice of cake
or pie with some fruit and your kids won't
notice the difference. Within recipes, try
reducing the amount of'sugar or butter. In ...
most cases you won't miss what you leave
Don't, Deprive: Most desserts add
some fat and sugar into your family's diet.
Deal with it. Saying "no" will lead loved
ones to look elsewhere for sweets at school
or work. You can even indulge their urge
for candy. Just be careful with portions and r
consider smart options, such as Nestil
Raisinets, California raisins drenched in
rich Nestl6 Milk or Dark Chocolate. They
have 30 percent less fat than the. leading
chocolate brands and provide real fruit in
every serving.
Add Fruits: Add fruits to cakes and
pies, even as toppings instead of whipped .
cream. You can add apples or applesauce oneBuisstoa
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Protecting your home from winter outages


There's nothing cozi-
er than sitting indoors
with a steaming cup of
hot chocolate on a cool
winter day. But when
the weather outside is
frightful, losing power
can be uncomfortable,
if not downright dan-
So how can you help
ensure your family a
warm and safe winter


Preparedness is your
best defense in an
emergency situation.
Whether you expect
an outage or not, you
should install storm
windows and insulate
your home properly for
the winter.
Pack an emergency
kit that includes nonper-
ishable food and water.
The guideline is about
one gallon of water per
person. per day. And
don't forget to have a
manual can opener on
hand for canned food.
Keep a first aid kit.
handy and teach all the
members of your family
how to use its contents.
A flashlight, a battery
operated radio, spare
batteries, and a sup-
ply of your medications
should round out your
emergency kit.


,You can avoid the dan-
ger of an outage with a
standby generator that
links directly into your
natural gas system. The
generator will turn- on
automatically. during a
power failure or black-
out. And with a natural
gas generator, you don't
have to worry about
running out of fuel like
you would with a gaso-
line or diesel-powered
.An added benefit of
these types of genera-
tors is that they can
serve as eco-friendly
back-ups for off-the-
grid homes powered
by alternative energy
sources. More informa-
tion can be found by
visiting www.comfort-
and clicking on "gen-

Protect ,

When the power goes
out, use common sense
and cover up if it's
really cold. Layers are
best, starting with long
underwear. Don't forget
to wear a hat because
'most body heat is lost.
through the top of the
Mittens and thick
socks will protect your
digits. If you experi-
ence a loss of feeling in
your extremities or they
appear unusually pale,
seek medical attention
right away. Likewise,
uncontrollable shiver-
ing, slurred speech and
disorientation are signs
of hypothermia and
deserve your immedi-
ate attention.
Remember, the best
protection from a power
outage is prevention
by relying on a backup
generator as an alter-
nate energy source. But
if your power does go
out, make sure you are
prepared with neces-
sities and snuggle up
with loved ones.

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Be prepared for outages in your home this winter.

Next wave of GPS promises stronger signals

Associated Press

DENVER The future .of the U.S.
Global Positioning System is taking shape
in a vast white room south of -Denver,
where workers are piecing together the
first of more than 30 satellites touted as the
most powerful, reliable and versatile yet.
The new generation of satellites, known
as Block HI, will improve the accuracy of
military and civilian GPS receivers to within
three feet, compared with 10 feet now, accord-
ing to the Congressional Budget Office.
Block III will also have additional signals
for civilian use one brand new, others
already in the first stages of deployment
- offering more precision and making
more navigation satellites available to civil-
ian receivers.
"It's a really big jump," said Col. Harold
"Stormy" Martin of the Air Force Space
Command. "With these additional signals,
,the additional power it's going to bring, it's
quite a leap from the other systems."
Block III may not be a bigger advance
than previous generations of GPS satel-
lites were, said Glen Gibbons, editor of the
website and magazine Inside GNSS, which
tracks global navigation satellite systems.
"But I'm completely comfortable saying
that it will be a very substantive advance,"
Gibbons an email to The Associated
GPS has spread into nearly every corner
of civilian and military life. Farmers use it for
precision mapping and banks use it to record
the'precise time of transactions. It has found
wide use:in transportation, guided weapons,
emergency response and disaster relief.
Block III satellites, which will begin
replacing older orbiting GPS satellites in
2014, offer a. new, internationally agreed-
upon civilian signal that other nations'
.navigation satellites will also use.
That would allow civilian receivers to tap
infito Europe's budding Galileo navigation
system and others.
-"So all of a sudden you've got 70, 80, 90
satellites up in orbit," compared with 30.
operational satellites in the U.S. system
today, Gibbons said in an interview. "It's
giving you a much greater number of satel-
lites to be receiving."
GPS receivers need signals from at least
four satellites to establish their position, so
having more satellites to tune into would
improve accuracy. It also makes it easier
for a receiver to find enough satellites.
Military receivers could also use the
international signal, as well as the other
civilian signals and the encrypted, mili-
tary-only signals the satellites transmit,
the Air Force said.
Block III will add to the number of satel-
lites transmitting two other relatively new
civilian signals. One will likely be used for
such high-precision activities as survey-
ing, Gibbons said.
The Federal Aviation Administration's
GPS-based NextGen air traffic control sys-
tem, which is still under development,

could benefit from at least one of the
new signals. But the system could also
work with the older, existing civil systems,
said Hans Weber, president of TECOP
International Inc., an aviation technology
management firm.
It's not yet clear when enough satel-
lites will be transmitting the international
signal and the other new civilian signals to
.make them usable. It typically takes 18 sat-
ellites transmitting a signal to reach initial
operation and 24 to reach full capability,
Gibbons said.
Block III will also widen the availability
of two new, erncrypted military-only signals
already being transmitted from a few satel-
lites. The Air Force says they will have
more power than older military signals,
making them harder for enemies to jam
and allowing them to penetrate deeper into
urban canyons formed by skyscrapers, as
well as through dense foliage.
Nine of the 30 GPS satellites currently
in operation transmit the new military sig-
nals, but the 'Defense Department is stilt
testing it before putting it into wide use.
Gibbons said it could be 2018 or 2020
before the military can take full advantage
of the military-only signals.
The Air Force, which controls all the
U.S. GPS satellites from Schriever Air
Force Base, Colo., plans to buy and launch
32 of the new Block III satellites over
several years at a cost of about $5.5 bil-
lion, including upgraded ground control
The Congressional Budget Office, which
issued a report on GPS in October, esti-
mated the total costs much higher -'$22
billion by 2025 in part -because CBO
says the Air Force will need 40 satellites,
not 32, to take advantage of all the capabili-
ties planned for later GPS III models.
The CBO suggested the Air Force could
save up to $3 billion by foregoing some of
those later advancements and upgrading
receivers instead.
The Air Force responded that it's still
studying the CBO report.
Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin
was awarded a $1.5 billion contract to build a
non-flying prototype of the GPS Ill satellites
and the first two flight versions, with options
to build 10 more.
The last component of the prototype
arrived at Lockheed Martin's $80 million
GPS facility south of Denver last 'week.
In a sparkling white clean room nearly as
big as a football field, it will undergo final
assembly and months of testing designed
to find and correct any problems before
they make it into any flying satellites.
The prototype will also help find any
bugs in the assembly and testing process,
said Keoki Jackson, Lockheed Martin's
program director for GPS III.
"This (prototype) has allowed us to
check out all of the designs, the interfaces,
all the test equipment," Jackson said. "It
allows us to find any issues long before
they become any issues with flight hard-

Jim Keyser, manager of Lockheed Martin's GPS Processing
Facility, standing next to a prototype of the propulsion core for
a Block III satellite at the Lockheed Martin assembly facility.

FAVORITES: New twist

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to most recipes without anybody complaining. And tossing
in some berries or raisins will add antioxidants.
To get started, here's an easy recipe for oatmeal cook-
ies using whole wheat flour, brown sugar and a special
twist. More creative recipes can be found at Facebook.

Deluxe Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies

1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats

1 cup Nestl6 Raisinets (dark or milk chocolate-cov-

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 F

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announcements and engagements, you'll want to let your
friends hear about it directly from you. Sites like www. have the tools you'll need to personalize your

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Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small
bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and
vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in
eggs; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, Raisinets
and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased
baking sheets. For smaller cookies, use a level tablespoon.
This yields about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2
minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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How homeowners can save money this winter


During the cooler months
many Americans strug-
gle to keep their homes
warm and cozy while keep-
ing energy costs down.
Fortunately, you don't have
to sacrifice comfort to save
money this winter.
"People would be sur-
prised how much energy,
and ultimately money,
they can save by making
minor adjustments in their
homes," says Leonard
Kady, Principal of Leonard
Kady Architecture,
Interiors & Planning and
member of the American
Institute of Architects. "It's
really a matter of deter-
mining where the house
is leaking to prevent good
air warm and cold from
To help get you started,
Kady offers some useful

Insulation is Key

Windows are the prima-
ry source of heat loss in
houses, says Kady. While
newer windows are. bet-
ter insulated than older
ones, steps can be taken
to improve all windows
from losing heat. Whether
new or old, start by caulk-
ing around windows, door
frames and other trim, and
use weather-stripping to
seal drafty doors.
Expanding foam seal-
ants in spray form, which
are inexpensive and can be
found at most home repair
stores, can also be used
to seal and insulate wall
cavities, gaps along the
top of foundation walls in
attics and spaces with obvi-
ous holes around pipes.
Insulating these spaces will
keep heat from escaping
during winter months and
cold air inside during the

Strategic Landscaping

Money may not grow on
trees, but trees can help
you save on energy bills.
'Trees and bushes do
an excellent job of block-
ing cold winter winds,"

Careful homeowners can save big by taking simple precautions this winter.

says Kady. "The difference
between having trees and Fix all leaky faucets.
not having trees is truly Even slight leaks increase
significant," Kady said. energy consumption and
can cause drain on water
Basic Home supplies and your bank
Maintenance account.

Some additional tricks Use power strips to
around the home: aggregate rechargeable
transformers to conserve
Make sure the damper energy. Even when not in
of your fireplace is closed use, anything plugged into
when not in use. "Leaving a wall draws a lot of power.
it open is akin to leaving a So switch power strips to
window open," says Kady. "off' to shut off a number

of electronics at the same

If you're in the market
for new appliances, be a
smart shopper. Energy Star
models use less energy
when in sleep mode than
traditional appliances.
' Homeowners may also
consider using an architect

or mechanical engineer to
check for pockets of ener-
gy inefficiency. An infrared
photography test will check
for hot and cold energy
loss zones, and a blower
test will help determine a
home's airtightness. This
information can help home-
owners better insulate and
green their homes.

To find an architect in
your area, visit http://

By making a few key
improvements and behav-
ior changes, you can com-
fortably save money on
energy this winter.


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