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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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says Smith

LCPD captain: Willingness
to testify in Davis case led
to being placed on leave.

tbritt@lakecityreporter. com
A Lake City Police Department cap-
tain was placed on leave for complain-
ing about racial discrimination in the
department, and in retaliation for his
willingness to testify in a discrimina-
tion case filed by a
former LCPD captain,
he says. The allega-
tions are contained
in a complaint filed
Thursday with the U.S.
Equal Employment
OpBlanchard Smith's report, sent toCity
Smith Commission.
Capte Robert Smith
was placed on paid administrative leave
after he filed a report with city officials
detailing conflict with chief Argatha
Gilmore and fellow LCPD captain John
Blanchard. Smith's report, sent to City
Manager Wendell Johnson, has not
been made public, though a Nov. 15
letter f rom Johnson to Smith placing
him on leave indicated allegations of
"efor hmplyment discrimination" were at
ation for ... testimonyhe heart of the griev-
Smith's-EEOC com-
plaint goes further but
provides few details.
Smith "has been
and continues to be
subjected to disparate
Gilmore treatment ... and held
to a different standard
due to his race," the complaint said.
In addition, the document in Jacksonvlleges
Davis and Smith was placed on leave by Johnson
for having complained about discrimi-
nation in the department and "in retali-
ation for ... testimony he was to give
in the racial discrimination case of
Rudolph Davis."
Smith was subpoenaed on Oct. 31
to testify in a lawsuit by former LCPD
captain Rudolph Davis. Davis is suing
former LCPD Police
Chief Steven Burch,
former LCPD official
Bruce Charles and
Gilmore on claims of
o racial discrimination
and wrongful termina-

court in Jacksonville.
Davis and Smith are represented by
the same attorney, Marie Mattox.
According to Smith's complaints on
Nov. 2 he was called into the city
manager's office and asked why he
was asked to testify in the Davis case.
Smith told Joherminatison he was himself
being treated in a discriminatory way.
On Nov. 9, Gilmore told Smith to
provide a detailed list of his com-
plaints. Smith pro-
LCPvided the complaint in
writing that same day
to Johnson.
Six days, later
Johnson placed Smith
on paid administrative

LCPD continued on 3A

Santa's secrets

Local youngsters debate
Mrs. Claus's first name, how
reindeer fly without wings.

Children waiting to sit on Santa's lap
at the Lake City Mall just before
Christmas were certain they were on
the nice list.
But their understanding of the
myth surrounding St Nick proves there's
only one thing important to remember at
Christmastime you just have to believe.
The way Adora Sage explains things, Rudolph
helped pull Santa's sleigh last night with the help
of his trusty reindeer friends Duster, Dander,
Vixen and Dixon, as well as four others whose
names she couldn't remember. But Rudolph is
the important one because of his nose, which is
red because he is the youngest reindeer.
"He is very special," Adora said.
There is a mystery surrounding the name of
Santa's wife, children said.
Adora, 10, guessed her name is Emma, but
said nobody calls her by her first name, including
"I think he would call her Mrs. Claus because
that's what everyone else calls her," Adora said.
. Eight-year-old Faith Fields said there is a rea-
son even Santa calls his wife Mrs. Claus.
"She doesn't have a first name," Faith said.
There is a logical reason Santa's reindeer can
fly without wings, they said.

Yetton, 8, of
Live Oek,
tells Santa
Claus that she
wants Barbie
dolls and pet
shop toys for
on a recent
Saturday at the
Lake City Mall.

Last-minute shoppers all
of whom had their reasons
- abounded here yesterday.

gjackson@lakecityreporter. com
Martha Wilcox put a lot of thought into
the Christmas gifts she bought for friends
and family members.
She thought about getting up hours
before dawn to start Christmas shopping
the day after Thanksgiving.
She thought about taking advantage of
Cyber Monday sales on the Internet at the
end of November.
And she thought about buying gifts every
time she saw a Christmas sale ad on TV or
in newspapers.
Finally, with the countdown ticking on
Saturday, Wilcox, of Olustee, had another
thought: It's time to start shopping for
"Some of us work better under pressure,"
she said. "Ifs sad, but you get caught up
SHOPPERS continued on 3A

GORDON JACKSON/Lake City Reporter
Martha Wilcox and her grandson, Davante Snead, were busy with last-minute Christmas
shopping Saturday at the Lake City Mall. Merchants said the day before Christmas is among
the busiest shopping days of the year.

An old-time Christmas

Local residents look
back at how holiday
used to be observed.

Special to the Reporter
Christmas has always been a time for
fellowship, festivities and food, and as
Lake City residents celebrate one of the
most popular holidays, some residents
are reminiscing on how Christmas was
celebrated in days past.
One thing that has changed is the
Christmas tree. Although some people
still put up real trees in their homes,
those trees most likely didn't come from
their own back yard. Fir trees today
are generally purchased. Other people
put up artificial Christmas trees that

are sometimes predecorated and use
Pluglns to create an artificial Christmas
tree scent.
Joyce Tunsil, 84, said she remembers
preparing for Christmas with her fam-
ily by going out in the yard and cutting
down a pine tree. "We didn't have fir
trees," she said. "We decorated our tree
with pine cones and ribbon:"
John Williams, 71, remembers his
childhood Christmases growing up on a
farm. "We didn't have much coming up,
but we enjoyed it We had a lot of fun,"
he said. "Sometimes we had a Christmas
tree. We would cut it down ourselves on
our own property or we went down the
road and cut one down. It had lights on
it and popcorn that we would string with
a needle ourselves."
Helen Shepard, 84, said she remem-
OLD-TIME continued on 2A


Meth lab leaves
a mess in motel
room; 2 sought

The occupants of a Lake City motel room
will probably regret leaving too big a mess
for the cleaning staff.
And they will likely end up in jail for what
they left behind.
Cleaning staff at America's Best Value
Inn called authorities Thursday after a maid
entered an unoccupied room and smelled a
strong chemical odor powerful enough to
cause a burning sensation in her eyes and
lungs, according to reports.
METH continued on 2A

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Opinion ................ 4A
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Obituaries .............. 3A
Advice ................. 3D
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Homeless given free, 1-way bus trips

This South Florida city has
joined the government agen-
cies that provide some home-
less individuals and families
with free, one-way bus tickets
out of town.
The city of Fort Lauderdale
plans to spend about $25,000
a year on the program. Miami-
Dade and Broward counties
each spend at least twice that
each year on thefree bus
Budget constraints have led
to waiting lists for Broward
County's bus ticket program,
which Fort Lauderdale offi-
cials say prompted them to
" start their own.
New York, San Francisco
and other large metropolitan
areas nationwide also have
their own free-ticket pro-
grams. ,...
Fort Lauderdale Mayor
Jack Seiler said his city's'hnew
program would only provide
travel to those who can prove
that a loved one will.take them
The free bustrips help
nudge the homeless into
more-stable settings and save
taxpayers the cost of providing
ongoing emergency services,.
Seller said.
"This is not a situation
where we're pushing our

homeless off on others," Seiler
Some homeless people have
said they relocated to South
Florida looking for work that
never materialized and now
just wanted to go home, Seiler
Kathy Paulson, 40, said a
free ride to central Florida
to reunite with her teenage
son and ex-husband would be
"refreshing" after living on the
streets in Fort Lauderdale.
She came to South Florida
in October with the idea of
getting work running a game
booth at the Broward County
Fair. That job never happened,
and Paulson had no money to
pay for a trip home.
"I would take it," she said.
"I'd have a roof over my head."
Before it pays for the bus
ticket, Broward County's pro-
gram requires the homeless
traveler to show identification,
and their friend or loved one
must confirm by phone that
the traveler will be welcomed
with a place to stay.
"I can't think of a time when
somebody's given somebody's
name. and they've said 'No,
they can't come here,'" Sarah
. Curtis, a section manager in
Broward's Human Services
department, told The Miami
Herald (http://bitly/uWjFjw

). "We've had grandmothers
cry and say, 'Bring my babies
Caseworkers with the Fort
Lauderdale-based Coalition to
End Homelessness say mov-
ing to a new environment can
help some homeless people
succeed in quitting drugs or
"A lot of people need that,"
said Brian Marks one of the
He added, "Who doesn't
want to be with their family for
the holidays?"
.Miami-Dade County's free-
trip program also includes
occasional air travel in instanc-
es when it's cheaper than bus
fare, the traveler has a disabili-
ty making a multi-day bus ride
impractical or the traveler's
home is in another country.
"We had a guy that we sent
back to Sweden a year ago,"
said Miami-Dade Homeless
Trust Chairman Ron Book.
Both Miami-Dade and
Broward have a one-time-only
policy when it comes to com-
plimentary travel. If a home--
less man or woman returns to
Miami-Dade afterward, he or
she would be denied homeless-
assistance services for a lengthy
period of time, Book said.
Miami-Dade relocated
more than'300 homeless

men, women, and children
in 2011, Book said. Broward
officials estimate that nearly
300 households, some of
them families with children,
received travel assistance,
between October 2010 and
November 2011.
In addition to the hundreds
who receive free bus tickets,
thousands more receive shel-
ter beds and more traditional
services, which officials say
shows that most of South
Florida's homeless are locals
and not visitors who got
While homeless advocates
say Miami-Dade and Broward
counties have good bus ticket
policies, some cities and orga-
nizations have used free travel
to simply ship their homeless
problem elsewhere. In 2004,
three Key West mothers
and their infants were sent
to Miami without a place to
stay, prompting a rebuke of a
Keys-based outreach group by
Miami-Dade's publicly-funded
Homeless Trust.
Tony Jones, 62, who said he's
been living on the streets in
Fort Lauderdale for more than
a month, said he was skeptical
about the offer of a free ticket
home to Connecticut

N Associated Press

Internet scams

trick vacationers

with fake rentals

FORT LAUDERDALE A faynily'from
Suriname was the first of a string of guests
to arrive at Steve Chase's million-dollar
South Florida home expecting a vacation
only, Chase didn't invite any of them.
All had paid thousands of dollars and had
rental contracts for the Fort Lauderdale
house. They were the victims of a growing
number of scams that post occupied home
as available on a vacation rental websites.
"I said, 'I hate to say it to you, but
this house is not for rent You've been
scammed,'" Chase recalled telling the family.
"It's so sad," Chase told the Sun
Sentinel. "These were good people that
had good intentions, and they were just
shocked." ,
Experts say Chase's would-be houseg-
uests probably never get their money back
or see the scam artists punished because
the fraud crosses international borders,
making investigation and prosecution dif-
Websites offering vacation home rentals
act as clearinghouses where homeowners
can list their properties. Prospective rent-
ers then connect with the owners indepen-
dently of the websites.

* Associated Press

OLD-TIME: Local folks look back at how Christmas was once observed

Continued From Page L

bers having a real
Christmas tree that was
decorated with homemade
ornaments, popcorn' string
and tinsel. "
When she. was very
young her family did not
have lights on their tree.
"Eventually we did get
Christmas lights when they
became popular." she said.-
I : Lake City resident
Thomas Wallick, 85, grew
up in Pennslyvania and said
that "Christmas was full of
family, toys, lots of food,
and everything you could
think of."
Wallick said his family
also had a real Christmas
tree that they cut down
themselves in the country.
"We would collect moss
to put under'the tree," he
',' Jacqueline Irrgang, 75,
grew up in Virginia and
said her family always had
a Christmas tree that came
straight from the forest.
"We had glass and crystal
j ball ornaments and angels
K that were just beautiful,
and we used a quilt to put
at the base of the tree," she
*' said. 'The house smelled of
the forest itself."
Jeanie Randon, 67,
said her family got their
Christmas tree from out of
the woods. She said, "We
.;- decorated it with cockel
!*- bulbs, lights, ribbon and
'.' that was about it"
;" Along with the Christmas

Continued From lA

When the Multi
Jurisdictional Task Force
and Columbia County
deputies arrived, inves-
tigators discovered a sus-
pected methamphetamine
lab. Authorities evacuated
adjoining rooms as a pre-
cautionary measure.
Investigators determined
the main chemicals of a meth
lab had been in the room
within the last 24 hours. The
remaining components of the
lab were secured as evidence
and for proper destruction,
investigators said.
Two suspects have been
identified and charges are
pending on them both, but
authorities did not release
their names.

tree come several other.
Christmas decorations.
Today many people use
a plethora of lights along
with inflatable Christmas
characters, nutcrackers,
wreaths, boughs of holly,
nativity scenes and the tra-
ditional stockings, hung by
the chimney with care.
Tunsil said her family
had a fireplace, but they
didn't hang stockings.
Because tey lived on a
farm, Williams said his
family didn't have- any
decorations outside their
house, and Shepard said
the same.
Shepard also said there
were no houses with out-
side decorations like there
are today.
Wallick and Randon men-
tioned that their families
each had a wreath on their
front door.
Randon said her family
hung stockings that were
their actual socks that they
"We had stockings,"
Irrgang said. "They were
usually men's socks
because we wanted them
to be big."
Irrgang also said that
her house was filled with
flowers at Christmastime.
The Christmas season is
a time for giving. The tradi-
tion of gift giving hasn't
changed, but the kinds of
gifts has.
"If we got gifts, they were
primarily fruit or clothing,"
Tunsil said. "There was no
money for toys."
Tunsil said the favorite
Christmas gifts she rev-
eived as a child were a doll
she' got when she was 12
and her first store-bought
"In earlier years, we
made dolls from corn
husks and corn silk. When
I was a child, we had a lot of
homemade gifts," she said.
Tunsil also said she
remembers Christmas
shopping in downtown Lake
City at Desoto Drugstore
and McCroy's Five and
Dime Store.
Williams said the typi-
cal gifts he and his sib-
lings received were apples,
bananas and candy wrapped
in store-bought wrapping
paper. Some of the gifts
Williams remembers want-
ing are trucks, cars and

big, round sticks of pepper-
mint candy.
He said, "My favorite gift
I got was a bicycle when I
was about seven years old.
It was during the war so
bicycles were rare because
they were made of alumi-
Shepard remembers
Christmas being "th0 only
time of the year we got fruit
and candy," she said. .
Shepard said -that. her
family would buy Christmas
presents from a depart-
ment store similar to Belk.
"It was a store that had
everything in it," she said.
The gifts that Shepard
and her family purchased
didn't cost. that much,
according to Shepard, and
were wrapped, in wrapping
paper that was purchased
at the store.
Shepard said dolls were
her favorite toy and that she
remembers wanting them
for Christmas as a child.
"My favorite gift was a little
red-headed, Raggedy Ann
doll that I kept for years."
Wallick remembers
wanting an electric train
for Christmas as a child.
"My favorite gift was one a
neighbor left for me on the
doorstep. It was a wind-up
elephant toy," he said.
"We bought our presents
from a department store
that had seven stories. We
liked going into the store
as kids because we got to
ride in an elevator," Wallick
Irrgang said that her
stocking was always filled
with nuts, fruit, cookies,
candy and small toys, and
her favorite childhood
Christmas gifts included
a doll, dress, and bouncy
"We had a lot of hand-
made gifts," Irrgang said.
"We would make aprons,
blouses, dresses, skirts
and hand handkerchiefs
with the person's initials on
them as gifts for others."
Randon said that she and
her siblings' gifts were in
paper bags that had been
decorated by their mother.
"My mother made me
a beautiful dress," Randon
said, recalling her favor-
ite childhood gifts. 'We
didn't get too many toys.
We mostly got peppermint

Randon said that if her
family did go shopping at
the store, it was in down-
town Lake City at the drug-
store or department store.'
One thing that hasn't
seemed to change at
Christmas is the food and
fellowship with friends and
Christmas morning was
special for Tunsil and her
family, she said. '"We had
trout fish, plenty of fruit,
cakes and pies. It wasn't
like it is now. It wasn't so
much about presents as it
was about food."
For Christmas dinner,
Williams said his family
would have chicken and
rice, fried chicken and
Williams said that his
family would stay at home
on Christmas and the
neighbors would come visit
or his family would go and
visit the neighbors.
'We were a close family.
and that's what made it spe-
cial," Williams said. 'Today
it's not that special."
"On Christmas, we
stayed at home and uncles
and aunts came to visit It
was a time when every-
one would get together,"
Shepard said.
Wallick said his family
attended Catholic Mass on.
Irrgang said she remem-
bers making fruitcakes for
the neighbors with fresh
Randon said she remem-
bers getting up early on
Christmas morning with
her siblings. She also said
she remembers going to
church and participating
in the Christmas program.
"We would go visit fam-
ily on Christmas," Randon
said. "Dinner was good.
We had turkey, dressing,
greens, macaroni and
cheese, cornbread and
An iconic figure for
the Christmas season is
jolly old Saint Nick, who
has gone through a few
changes himself over the
Tunsil said she remem-
bers believing in Santa
Claus. "I think children
believed in Santa more
when I was a child than
they do today," she said. "It
was a long time before we

stopped believing in Santa
Tunsil said the reason
for this is because when
she was a child, parents
tried harder to convince
their children that there
was a Santa.
"'Parents knew kids need-
ed Santa Claus in their lives.
I don't know if parents feel
like kids need that in their
lives like they used to."
Irrgang said, "There
was always someone like
a neighbor who played the
part of Santa."
Wallick said he remem-
bers a Santa Claus coming

have a Santa come to her
school or her house.
Wallick said Christmas
was better back then. "It
was cozier then," he said.
"It was much more pleasant
and less commercialized."
Randon seemed to think
differently. She said, "It's
better today than back then
because there are more
stores that you can buy
from and better, artificial,
Christmas trees."
"Kids seem to only enjoy
Christmas more today
because they have more
stuff," Shepard said.

Daily Scripture

And as Jesus passed forth from
thence, he saw a man, named
Matthew, sitting at the receipt
of custom: and he saith unto
him, Follow me.And he arose,
and followed him.

Matthew 9:9

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with everything. I'm starting and wrap-
ping it up today."
Wilcox expressed confidence that she
would find gifts for everyone on her list,
as well as wrapping paper, bows and
tags in plenty of time to wrap gifts and
have them under the Christmas tree this
"Now, you know you're at the end of it
all," she said.
Wilcox's grandson, Davante Snead,
isn't one who looks forward to last-min-
ute shopping.
"I would have rather had it done with
in January," he said. "I like to receive
gifts but I don't like shopping."
Not everyone at the mall Saturday
was just starting their shopping. Melissa.
McKire was carrying several bags, but
she insisted the merchandise was just
"last-second stuff' that took longer to buy
that she planned.
McKire was delayed after she locked
her keys in her car. Then, when she got
to the mall, she realized she left her
checkbook and credit cards at home,
which may not have been a bad thing.

Voter registration notice

The Presidential Preference Primary Any address changes or signature
will be held on Jan. 31, 2012. updates can be made prior to election
Books will close on Jan. 3, 2012. day.
If you need to make party changes to Contact the Columbia County
your registration or need to register to Supervisor of Elections office at 758-
vote, please do so before the book clos- 1026.
ing date.

Dorothy Dennis Hagler
Mrs. Dorothy Dennis Hagler,
88, of Lake City, passed away
peacefully on Thursday, De-
cember 22, 2011 in the Haven
'Hospice Suwannee Valley Care
Center following an extended
illness. A native of Fort White,
Mrs. Hagler had lived most of
her life in Columbia County. She
was the daughter of the late Lu-
ther and Beulah Tompkins Den-
nis.-Mrs. Hagler was a member
of the Columbia High School
graduating Class of 1941. Mrs.
Hagler worked as a seamstress
and owned and operated the
"Lindy Lu" Restaurant here in
Lake City for many years. She
had als6 managed the restau-
rants at both the Golf Hammock
Country Club in Sebring, Florida
and the Quail Heights Country
Club here in Lake City. She was
a member of the Quail Heights
Country Club, The Red Hat
Society and the Wesley Memo-
rial United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hagler was a very talented
seamstress and was passionate
about golfing. She was preceded
in death by her parents and her
siblings; Narvilla Germany,
Mary Glass and Harvey Dennis.
Mrs. Hagler is survived by her
three sons; Dennis Hagler (Car-
olyn) of Jacksonville, Florida;
Randall Hagler (Barbara) and
Kerry Hagler (Jacquie) both
of Lake City. Six grandchil-
dren, Eric Hagler, Brooke Ha-
gler Frye, Tyler Hagler, Lauren
Hagler, Michael Hagler and
Oandice Carter and four great-
grandchildren, Zachary Ha-
gler, Kameron Hagler, Brayderi
Frye and Christopher Peloni.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hagler
will be conducted at 2:00 P.M.
on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
in the Chapel of the Dees-Parrish
Family Funeral Home with Rev.
Louie Mabrey officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in the Forest
Lawn Memorial Gardens. The
family will receive friends from
NOON until 2:00 on Tuesday in
the chapel of the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the di-
rection of the DEES-PARRISH
458 South Marion Ave., Lake
City, FL 32025. (386)752-
1234 please sign our on-
line family guestbook at
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James R. "Jim" Moore
Mr. James R. "Jim" Moore, 69,
of Lake City, passed away early
Friday .morning, December 23,
2011 at his residence following
an extended illness. A native of
Crowder, Mississippi, Mr. Moore
had been a resident of Lake City
for the past 15 years. He was the
son of the late Charles and Fran-
ces Hancock Moore. Jim was
a beloved husband, father and
Poppy and lived a full and inter-
esting life. He traveled around
the world while serving in the
United States Navy and had sev-
eral careers. He was an entomol-
ogist, an entrepreneur and was
a Sergeant in the Florida Prison
System having worked at Avon
Park, Mayo and most recently
at Baker Correctional. Most re-
cently he was the best stay at
home chef, nanny and nurturer
in the world. His favorite time
was the time he spent with his
family and making them happy.
Mr. Moore is survived by his
wife of fifteen years, Grace

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Moore; a son, Tony Galimba of
Avon Park, Florida; three daugh-
ters, Debbie Johnston (John)
of West Palm Beach, Florida;
Debbie Godbold (John) of Lake
City, Florida; Lana Hawkins
(Joye Clayton) of Tallahassee,
Florida; and three brothers, Dur-
wood Moore of McDonough,
Georgia; Randy Moore of Tu-
pelo, Mississippi; and Michael
Moore of Jackson, Mississippi.
Eight grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren also survive.
Memorial Services for Mr.
Moore will be held at 2:00 P.M.
on Monday, December 26, 2011
in the First Presbyterian Church
with Dr. Roy Martin, Pastor Chris
Chandler and Pastor Adam Page
officiating. Cremation arrange-
ments are under the direction of
Marion Ave., Lake City, FL
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Virginia Townsend. Weaver
'Mrs. Virginia Townsend Weaver,
88, of Lake City, passed away
peacefully, while surrounded by
her family, early Saturday morn-
ing, December 24, 2011, in the
Haven Hospice Suwannee Val-


ley Care Center. She was a 1944
graduate of the Sacred Heart
College of Nursing in Pensacola,
Florida. Mrs. Weaver had worked
for many years as a Registered
Nurse in Suwannee and Colum-
bia Counties. She was a member
of the Sigma Theta Tao Soror-
ity and the Columbia County
Homemakers Club. Mrs. Weaver
was a member of the First Pres-
byterian Church of Lake City.
Mrs. Weaver is survived by her
beloved husband of fifty-nine
years, John Robert Weaver;
her children, Nancy Reissener
and her husband, Stewart of
Alachua, Florida; Robinette
Weaver and her husband, Ernest
W. "Bud" Bridges of Alachua,
Florida and Colonel Walter
Weaver and his wife Cindy 'of
Jacksonville, Florida; her much
beloved granddaughter, Laura
Lynn Weaver of Jacksonville,
Florida and her sister, Mina Ruth
McDonald of Lake City, Florida.
Funeral arrangements are incom-
pldte at this time but are tentative-
ly set for Wednesday, December
28th, 2011. Arrangements are
under the direction of the DEES-
NERAL HOME, 458 S. Mar-'
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SANTA: Kids offer their explanations

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"I'm only shopping with what I have in
my pocket," she said.
Timothy Fleming, of Lake City, was
another shopper at the Lake City Mall on
Saturday who said he hadn't purchased a
single gift for anyone on his list.
"I thought I had two more days," he
said. "It [Christmas shopping season]
went by too fast for me. I just started
looking and shopping."
Fleming said his goal was to get every-
one on his list what they want for gifts
while spending as little money as possi-
ble and getting done before NFL football
games started Saturday afternoon.
Brad Lefkowitz, an employee at
Chastain's Jewelers, said the day before
Christmas is one of the busiest days of
the year at his store. In fact, it's busier
than Black Friday, he said.
"It's great to have the day before
Christmas on a Saturday," he said.
The majority of customers buying jew-'
elry are men, Lefkowitz said.
"It's predominantly guys on Christmas
Eve," he said. "Some guys consider it

up," she said.

LCPD: Captain files EEOC complaint
Continued From Page 1A

a laptop computer, apparently lost by an
officer under Smith's supervision, that
-.was said to be reported as stolen.
Smith also cites inquiries by city inves-
tigators to former employers.
Smith declined to elaborate on the
EEOC complaint.
'The document speaks for itself,"
he said in a brief telephone interview
According to the complaint, Gilmore
"has engaged in a pattern of giving prefer-
ence to white officers and different terms
and conditions of employment for white
officers than their black counterparts."
Gilmore said she had not been served
with any EEOC documents.
"As with any complaint, it's going to
be, reviewed and responded to by our
attorney," she said. '"We're just going to
go through whatever the due process is
in this complaint"
However, she said she treats LCDP
employees fairly and with respect.
"I've been here for the last three years
and when I got here there were several
issues facing our department," Gilmore:
said. "I have treated, and I will always
treat, all of our employees with the high-
est level of respect and professionalism.
It still remains my goal to build a depart-
ment that I'm going to base it upon pro-
fessionalism in treating everyone with
respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity
or gender I'm going to treat everybody
with the highest level of respect and pro-
fessionalism. When I do that, and as I do
that, not everyone is going to agree with

my management style or the direction
that I'm going to take this department."
Johnson, who said he hadn't been
served with the complaint either, said .
Smith was put on administrative leave for
reasons stated in the Nov. 15 letter.
In the letter Johnson said he placed
Smith on paid leave "in order to maintain
the most systematic operation of the
"We've opened the investigation up and
it's going to completion," Johnson said.
'"The letter speaks for itself."
In an interview in the Nov. 17 edition of
the Reporter, Johnson said he placed Smith
on leave because of Smith's "emotional
involvement ... and his intensity about it"
Smith's complaint was filed with the
EEOC and the Fair Employment Practices
Agencies. The EEOC handles federal
workplace discrimination allegations
while the FEPA is an expansion of the
EEOC's voluntary mediation program.
The document alleges discrimination
took place from Oct 2010 Dec. 2011.
1 Smith "has been and continues to be
subjected to disparate treatinent, differ-
ent terms and conditions of employment
and held to a different standard due to his
race than comparable white employees
and has been retaliated against due to his
reporting of this disparate treatment," the
document states.
Smith, who was named an LCPD cap-
tain on Oct. 4, 2010, said the disparate
treatment escalated into a hostile work
environment in October 2011.

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please research this information.
With our taxes, Florida School Districts will be testing Biology 1 public
school students in the spring of 2012 concerning the blasphemous fallacy
of The Scientific Theory of Evolution, which is contrary to the Word of God.
It teaches hominid evolution which flies in the face of Columbia High
School, and Fort White High School students and alumni. All of them
are offspring of-Adam and his female wife Eve and therefore are created
by God, in the image of God. (Compare Holy Bible versus Florida Biology 1
End-if-Course Assessment Test Items Specifications, page 32 SC.7.L.15.1;
page 52 SC.912.L.15.10

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Adora believes the wind is a major fac-
tor, but Faith and Camryn Nix, 9, of Lake
City, believe magic has a lot to do with the
gravity-defying feat with a little leg flap-
ping to help the sleigh go faster.
Children guessed the sled's top speed
was anywhere from 10 mph to warp
speed. Luckily, Santa is the one person
in the world who never has to worry
about getting a ticket for speeding or
parking on someone's roof.
"The police officers have to be nice or
they won't get presents," Adora said.
Most people remember to leave
snacks forSanta, but they don't think
about leaving hay for the reindeer.
Camryn said she doesn't worry about
the reindeer getting hungry.
"Santa shares his snacks with the
reindeer," she said. "He's so jolly all the
time. He's joyful."
Faith said Santa has to watch what he
eats. Santa weighed 1,000 pounds before
he left the North Pole and Faith said
she was worried he'd pack on too many
pounds with all the cookies and milk wait-
ing for him in homes across the world.
"We can't give him too much to eat or
the reindeer won't be able to pick him

If Santa eats too much, Faith said it's
OK if he use's her bathroom.
"If he's got to go, he's got to go," she
Home thefts are rare on Christmas
Eve because- burglars are afraid of being
caught in the act by Santa and they
know how he would punish them.
"If he catches one, he will take away
his presents," Adora said.
She expressed confidence she knew
one person whose Christmas won't
be merry because he was on Santa's
naughty list.
"My brother will get coal for messing
with me," she said.
After Santa delivers finishes delivering
gifts, it's time for a well-deserved vaca-
tion, children said.
"He'll go to the North Pole beach,"
Faith said.
Before his vacation, however, he'll
make sure the elves start working on
gifts for next year.
"Santa only takes a vacation when he
doesn't check on the elves," Adora said.
"He'll watch some football games and make
the reindeer exercise so they remain in
good shape to deliver gifts next year."


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in those days, that
there went out a
decree from Caesar
Augustus that all
the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made
when Cyrenius was governor of
Syria.) And all went to be taxed,
every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from
Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judaea, unto the city of
David, which is called Bethlehem;
(because he was of the house and
lineage of David:To be taxed with
Mary his espoused wife, being
great with child.
And so it was, that, while
they were there, the days were
accomplished that she should be
And she brought forth her
firstborn son, and wrapped him
in swaddling clothes, and laid
him in a manger, because there
was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their
flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord
came upon them, and the glory
of the Lord shone round about
them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them,
Fear not for, behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy, which
shall be to all people. For unto
you is born this day in the city of
David a Saviour, which is Christ
the Lord. And this shall be a sign
unto you; Ye shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God, and saying, Glory
to God in the highest,and on earth
peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the
angels were gone away from.
them into heaven, the shepherds
said one to another, Let us now
go even unto Bethlehem, and
see this thing which is come to
pass, which the Lord hath made
known unto us.
And they came with haste, and
found Mary, and Joseph, and the
babe lying in a manger. And when
they had seen it, they made known
abroad the saying which was told
them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it won-
dered at those things which were
told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things,
and pondered them in her heart
And the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all
the things that they had heard and
seen, as it was told unto them.

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NIH flu-strain decision

endangers us all

My father used
to say if you
have to think
about some-
thing very
long, you probably shouldn't
do it. It's sound advice that the
National Institutes of Health
obviously didn't follow when it
contracted for a study into the
most viral strain of influenza.
Now it has a problem on its
hands that is downright scary
in this increasingly dangerous
world, What the researchers
in the Netherlands and at the
University of Wisconsin came
up with could easily in the
wrong hands pose a threat to
every man, woman and child
on the planet.
What they meant to do,
apparently, was to keep tabs
on a strain of bird flu to meet
the challenge of future muta-
tion. What they accomplished
was an ability to make the
strain, which rarely attacks
humans at this point, into a
highly transmissible killer that
would thrill the heart of every
"mad scientist" in literary his-
tory. You can almost hear the
hysterically maniacal cackles.
Now the unanimous mem-
bership of the National
Science Advisory Board for
Biosecurity must convince at
least two prominent magazines
- Science published here and
Nature printed in London not
to report the specifics of how
to replicate this monstrosity
that apparently can be air-
borne through sneezing and
other methods. Once in the
air, there is no stopping it as
proven by experimentation on
a bunch of ferrets that passed
it on to their brethren with
Just so you know: If you
haven't paid attention to the
uproar that has descended
through the media during one

Dan K.Thomasson
of the two holiest seasons in
Christendom, the death rate
from infection would range
from 60 percent to 80 per-
cent, an astounding pandemic
dimension that should frighten
us all. That is particularly
so when the possibility of an
intentional misuse of this
poison is very real in a world
increasingly subjected to ter-
rorism. Even an accidental
release of the virus would be
That is what drove the advi-
sory board to plead for caution
in any discussion of the blue-
prints for H5N1 the designa-
tion assigned to this particular
flu bug.
And well it should have,
even if it comes in the face
of general reluctance to cen-
sor the scientific achieve-
ments and there are some
scientists who say there is
nothing to fear here. Pardon
me if I am not convinced.
Any chance is too much.
Have these guys never
heard of Osama bin Laden
and the crazies he inspired
around the globe before
meeting his demise?
Why these magazines or
anyone else has any say in
how this material is presented
is beyond me. The money that
brought this about came from
the U.S. taxpayers and that in
my book at least should make
the results U.S. government
property and not subject to
any outside claims or control.
He who sponsors the research

should clearly own the prod-
This whole thing is
not about censorship but
about the public welfare
and how to protect it. Quite
clearly, the decision to con-
duct this study, now being
condemned in any number of
scientific quarters, was made
in an atmosphere devoid of
common sense. The initial
reasons for conducting the
studies don't come close to
offsetting the damage the
virus could wreak on society
as we know it. That might
also have been said about
the atomic bomb except it
was developed to end a war
that without it would have
caused tens, if not hundreds,
of thousands of more deaths.
The steps taken beyond that
initial development are not as
Clearly thinking ahead was
not a strong suit of those
within the National Institutes
of Health, which approved
the project and financed it.
Granting that the magazines
and others who want to pub-
licize the details may now be
having second thoughts as
they should doesn't mean
that someone somewhere
won't do what they agree not
to. The security board has said
it would not object to a simple
narrative of the dangers, just
not the formula for concocting
this deadly virus.
It seems to me that someone
should step in quickly and
shut down any dissemination
of the results, even those said
to be benign explanation of
why the research was conduct-
ed. It may be too late. What
were these guys thinking?

M Dan K. Thomasson is former
editor of Scripps Howard News

Robocalls disconnected

(ne of the few
things Congress
before head-
ing home for
the holidays was to abruptly
hang up on a bill that would
have allowed robocalls to cell-
phones at many cell custom-
ers' expense.
Rep. Lee Terry, a Nebraska
Republican, and Rep. Edolphus
Towns, a New York Democrat,
thought they were looking
out for the American people
by proposing that consumers
be able to receive autodialed
and pre-recorded messages on
their cell phones, which have
been prohibited since 1991.
Terry and Towns said
consumers would benefit
from automatic messages
about school or road clos-

Lisa Hoffman

ings, product recalls, weather
alerts, reminders of doctor's
appointments and warnings
of possible credit card fraud.
The lawmakers said they
believed the measure had
sufficient protections to pre-
vent abuses by telemarketers
and others.
Their bill drew support
from the American Bankers
Association, the Association of
Credit Collection Professionals

and advertising groups, among
But it got nothing less than
a resounding disconnect from
consumer groups, which
howled that the calls would
not only be intrusive, but also
costly to those who are billed
by the minute for cellphone
use. The groups mobilized to
flood Congress with messages
of opposition (presumably not
pre-recorded and automatically
sent). Forty-eight state attor-
neys general amplified those
objections with their own
Terry and Towns reportedly
were taken aback by the vocif-
erous reaction and, on Dec. 13,
declared the measure dead.

* Scripps Howard News Service


Christians and other religious
minorities are increasingly
unwelcome in the Muslim
world; they should be given
sanctuary in America.

* Washington Times


Being a


is a death


are fleeing from
the Middle East in
increasing numbers.
The United States
should open its doors to them
as a guaranteed safe haven.
America has long been a bea-
con of hope for the world's refu-
gees, and members of religious
minorities in the Middle East
are in increasing need of relief.
They have never had things
easy, facing both official and
popular intolerance from the
Muslim majorities among whom
they live. But as the region
becomes less stable, intolerance
has turned to active persecution
and violence.
The Christian population in
Iraq is one of the most at risk.
Around half of Iraqi Christians
have fled the country since
2003, and those who remain
expect growing challenges,
given the U.S. military pullout.
Christians have suffered peri-
odic waves of violence, includ-
ing bombings, assassinations
and church burnings. When
Iraq's government said in 2010
it would issue a license to
carry firearms to any Christian
family that wanted one, it was
simply acknowledging the real-
ity that followers of the faith
had to arm or die.
Many Iraqi Christians have
fled over the border to Syria, but
the situation there is growing
perilous. Syrian Christians, who
make up 10 percent of the popu-
lation, have tried for the most'
part to stay out of the politics of-
the rebellion. They worry that
a victory by the protesters will :
usher in a new era of Islamist
oppression, but they cannot
side openly with dictator Bashat.
Assad for fear of reprisal should*:
the regime be overthrown.
In Egypt, violence against the'
Coptic Christian minority is on
the rise. Copts fear that should
Islamists take power, they will
see significant erosion in what-
ever rights they still have.
Pakistan's 20 million
Christians face a variety of
threats, including forced
conversion and attacks on
churches and worshippers. The
Pakistan Christian Congress
has appealed to United Nations
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
to award them refugee status,
but the U.N. so far has been
reluctant to recognize there is a
crisis. In Afghanistan, the situa-
tion is even worse. Kabul refus-
es to admit the existence of the
few thousand Christians in the
country. An Afghan Christian
named Aman Ali was forced
to flee to India with his family
after he received numerous
threats on his life. He applied
for refugee status but was told :
by an official of the U.N. High
Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR) that his case didn't fit
its criteria
Christian refugees from
Muslim-majority countries who
can reach the United States
should be given the same spe-
cial status that asylum-seekers
from communist countries
were accorded during the Cold
War. Precedent exists: The def-
inition of a "refugee-escapee"
in the 1957-Immigration and
Nationality Act included not
only those who had fled "from
any Communist-dominated, or
Communist-occupied area" but
also those "from any country
within the general area of the
Middle East, and who cannot
return to such area, or to such
country, on account of race,
religion or political opinion."



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Sunday, December


Section B


Awards banquet
set for Jan. 6
The Columbia High
football team's end of the
year banquet is
7 p.m. Jan 6 in the school
cafeteria. The banquet is
a fundraiser for the
quarterback club and
attire is semi-formal.
Tickets are on sale for
$12 at Hunter Printing.
For details, call head
coach Brian Allen at
755-8080 ext 140.
Q-back Club
meeting Jan. 10
The Fort White
Quarterback Club will
meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in
the teacher's lounge at
the high school. Planning
for the varsity banquet is
under way.
For details, call
club president Shayne
Morgan at 397-4954.
begins Jan. 4
Lake City Middle
School softball
conditioning begins at
3:15 p.m. Jan. 4 at the
LCMS softball field. All
participants must have a
current physical,
parent permission form
and drug consent form
before participating (no
For details, call coach
Machon Kvistad at
North RFlorida
Blaze tryouts
The North Florida
Blaze travel baseball
team for ages 11-12 has
a tryout planned for
2 p.m. Jan. 7 at Southside
Sports Complex.
For details, call Tim
Williamson at 234-0423
or Jamie Sosa at
* From staff reports-


Columbia High
boys basketball vs. host
Santa Fe High in holiday
tournament, 7:30 p.m.
Columbia High boys
basketball vs. Suwannee
High/St. Francis Catholic
High in Santa Fe Classic,
Columbia High girls
basketball vs. North
Florida Christian School,
Union County High in
Fort White High School
Country Christmas
Classic, 11 a.m., 5 p.m.
Fort White High girls
basketball vs. Hagerty
High in Fort White
High School Country
Christmas Classic,
12:30 p.m.
Columbia High boys
basketball in Santa Fe
High holiday tournament,
Columbia High
wrestling at Valdosta (Ga.)
Wildcat Invitational, TBA
Columbia High girls
basketball in Fort White
High School Country
Christmas Classic, TBD
Fort White High girls
basketball in Fort White
High School Country
Christmas Classic, TBD
Columbia High

wrestling at Valdosta (Ga.)
Wildcat Invitational, TBA

Scandals, woes

make 2011 one

of sports worst ,

lockouts highlight
year in sports.
Associated Press
Even after all the turmoil
2011 brought to sports,
what with the NBA and
NFL players and owners
huddling with lawyers and
accountants, more unset-
tling reports of brains rav-
aged by hard hits, and col-
lege players being given
cash, tattoos, access to strip
clubs and pretty much any-
thing else you can imagine,
the games still mattered.
Until November.
In less than two weeks,
allegations of child sex

abuse at Penn State and
then at Syracuse shook
both schools to the core,
cost Joe Paterno his job
and left us all with the sear-
ing question of whether our
love for sports has helped
corrupt what were once
such simple games.
"I think there is a disillu-
sionment there, but I think
it's reality. We haven't seen
behind the curtain before,"
said Jarrod Chin, director
for training and curriculum
at the Center for Sport in
Society at Northeastern
University. "We've used
sport as a way to ignore
problems. But now what
we're seeing is they exist
there, too.
2011 continued on 3B

In this July 25 file photo, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith,.
left, looks on as New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, second from right, embraces
Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday during a news conference in Washington after the
NFLPA executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal
with owners to end the 4A-month lockout, the league's first work stoppage since 1987. "I'd
like on behalf of both sides to apologize to the fans," Kraft said.

Strong start for

Tigers make
playoffs under
first-year coach.
When first year Columbia
High head coach Brian
Allen decided to take the
Tigers' football job in the
spring of 2011, he came to
the school with seven goals
in mind.'
Though he didn't accom-
plish every goal, Allen put
the framework down for a
strong foundation toward
rebuilding the program.
Allen's seven goals were:
85% team FCAT pass-
ing rate;
0 Defeat Orange Park;
M Defeat Suwannee;
I District champs;
M Win 8 games;
0 2,000 rushing yards;
0 Advance to the third
round of the playoffs.
Four of those seven
goals were accomplished.
Allen's team was just four
yards shy of rushing for
2000 yards this season with
1996 yards on the ground,
which would have given the
Tigers five goals.
Columbia was three
points away from advanc-
CHS continued on 4B


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Columbia High's Shaq Johnson makes a cut against Buchholz High in a game last season for the Tigers.

Bowl games
will carry fans
into NewYear.
Associated Press
If ever there was a game
that could be used to make
the case that there are
too many bowls, it is this
one: UCLA vs. Illinois in
the Fight Hunger Bowl on
Dec. 31.
The game itself is not the
problem. Played at AT&T
Park in San Francisco,
the home of the baseball
Giants, it's sponsored by
Kraft Foods and organizers
say they will donate one
meal for every ticket sold

to one of three local orga-
nizations that work to feed
those in need.
It's a good cause and on
a schedule that includes the Bowl and the
Beef '0' Brady's, the Fight
Hunger Bowl sounds down-
right noble.
The teams, however,
are hardly worthy of being
rewarded with a postseason
Both will have interim
coaches, replacing guys
who were fired after disap-
pointing regular seasons.
The Bruins fell into a
Pac-12 South title, thanks
to Southern California's
NCAA sanctions. UCLA
BOWLS continued on 4B

In this Sept. 24 file photo, Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen rushes ahead of a Florida state
defenders converting a critical third down play in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college
football game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. All-Americans Sammy Watkins and
Dwayne Allen are the latest standout receivers West Virginia will face in a bowl game when
the 23rd-ranked Mountaineers meet No. 14 Clemson on Jan. 4.

After Santa,

here comes

more football




TV sports

7:30 p.m.
ESPN2 Diamond Head Classic,
third place game, at Honolulu
9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 Diamond Head Classic,
championship game, at Honolulu
TNT Boston at New York
2:30 p.m.
ABC Miami at Dallas
S p.m.
ABC Chicago at LA. Lakers
8 p.m.
ESPN Orlando at Oklahoma City
10:30 p.m.
ESPN LA. Clippers at Golden
8 p.m.
NBC Chicago at Green Bay

5 p.m.
ESPN2--Independence Bowl,Missouri
vs. North Carolina, at Shreveport, La.
10:30 p.m.
WGN Chicago at Golden State
8:30 p.m.
ESPN -Atlanta at New Orleans
7:30 p.m.
VERSUS Dallas at St. Louis
9:55 a.m.
ESPN2 Premier League, Wigan at
Manchester United

4:30 p.m.
ESPN Little Caesars Pizza Bowl,W
Michigan vs. Purdue, at Detroit
8 p.m.
ESPN Belk Bowl, Louisville vs. NC
State, at Charlotte, N.C.
7 p.m.
ESPN2 Pittsburgh at Notre Dame
9 p.m.
ESPN2 -Wisconsin at Nebraska
8 p.m.
TNT Boston at Miami
,10:30 p.m.-
TNT Utah at LA.,Lakers
7:30 p.m."
VERSUS St. Louis at Detroit '

4:30 p.m.
ESPN Military Bowl, Toledo vs.Air
Fore, atWashigton .
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ESPN Holiday Bowl, California vs.
Texas, at San Diego
7 p.m.
ESPN2.- Georgetown at Louisville
9 p.m.
ESPN2 Mississippi St. vs. Baylor,
at Dallas
7:30 p.m.
VERSUS N.Y. Rangers at

5:30 p.m.
ESPN Champs Sports Bowl, Florida
St. vs. Notre Dame, at Orlando
9 p.m.
ESPN -Alamo Bowl,Washington vs.
Baylor, at San Antonio o
ESPN2 Florida at Rutgers
9 p.m.*
ESPN2 -Vanderbilt at Marquette
II p.m.
ESPN2 BYU at Saint Mary's (Cal)
FSN UCLA at Stanford
8 p.m.
TNT Dallas at Oklahoma City
10:30 p.m.
TNT New York at LA. Lakers


NFL schedule

Thursday's Game
Indianapolis 19, Houston 16
Saturday's Games
Oakland 16, Kansas City 13, OT
Tennessee 23,Jacksonville 17
Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0
Buffalo 40, Denver 14
Carolina 48,Tampa Bay 16
Minnesota 33,Washington 26
Baltimore 20, Cleveland 14
New England 27, Miami 24
Cincinnati 23,Arizona 16
N.Y. Giants 29, N.Y.Jets 14
San Diego at Detroit (n)
San Francisco at Seattle (n)
Philadelphia at Dallas (n)
Today's Game
Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.
Monday's Game
Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. I
Chicago at Minnesota, I p.m.
Carolina at New Orleans, I p.m.
Detroit at Green Bay, I p.m.
San Francisco at St. Louis, I p.m.
Tennessee at Houston, I p.m.
Buffalo at New England, I p.m.
Tampa Bay at Atlanta, I p.m.
SN.Y.Jets at Miami, I p.m.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, I p.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, I p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, I p.m.
Dallas at N.Y. Giants, I p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia, I p.m.
San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.
Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.

FCS championship

Friday, Jan. 7
At Pizza Hut Park
Sam Houston State (14-0) vs. North

Dakota State (13-1), I p.m.
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
Marshall 20, FlU 10
Poinsettia Bowl
TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24
Boise State 56,Arizona State 24
Hawaii Bowl
Nevada vs, Southern Mississippi (n)

Independence Bowl
At Shreveport, La.
North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri
(7-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN)

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)

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.

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)

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)
I 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)
Saturday, Dec. 31
Melnke Car Care Bowl
At Houston
Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern
(6-6), Noon (ESPN)
Sun Bowl
At El Paso,Texas
Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5),
2 p.m. (CBS)
Liberty Bowl
At Memphis,Tenn.
Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3),
3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Fight Hunger Bowl
At San Francisco
UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 3:30 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Bowl
At Atlanta
Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5),
7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 2
x, TicketCity Bowl .
At Dallas
Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1),
Noon (ESPNU)
Capital One Bowl
At Orlando
Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina'
(10-2), I p.m. (ESPN)
Outback Bowl
Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State
(10-3), I p.m. (ABC)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville
Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6),
I p.m. (ESPN2)
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2),
5 p.m. (ESPN)
Fiesta Bowl
At Glendale,Ariz.
Stanford ( 11-1) vs. Oklahoma State
(I I-I), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday,Jan. 3
Sugar Bowl
At New Orleans
Michigan (10-2) vs.VirginiaTech ( 11-2),

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8 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Jan. 4
Orange Bowl
At Miami
WestVirginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3),
8 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 6
Cotton Bowl
At Arlington,Texas
Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas
(10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 7
BBVA Compass Bowl
At Birmingham,Ala.
Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon

.Sunday, Jan.8 8 Bowl
At Mobile,Ala.
Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern
Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan.9
BCS National Championship
At New Orleans
LSU' (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 21
East-West Shrine Classic
At St. Petersburg
East vs.WestTBA, (NFLN)

Saturday, Jan. 28
Senior Bowl
At Mobile,Ala.
North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

Saturday, Feb. 5
Texas vs. Nation
At San Antonio, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)


Top 25 schedule

Today's Game
No. 14 Xavier vs. S. Illinois, 2 p.m.

NBA schedule-

Today's Games
Boston at NewYork, 12 p.m.
Miami at Dallas, 2:30 p.m.
Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 5 p.m.
Orlando at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Golden State,
10:30 p.m.
Monday's Games
New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Houston at Orlando, 7 p.m:
Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Portland, 10 p.m.
Chicago at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


NHL schedule

Wednesday's Games
Phoenix 4, Carolina 3
Chicago 5, Montreal I
Philadelphia 4, Dallas I
Colorado 3, St. Louis 2
Vancouver 4, Detroit 2
San Jose 7,Tampa Bay 2
Thursday's Games
Los Angeles 3,Anaheim 2, SO
Toronto 3, Buffalo 2
N.Y. Rangers 4, N.Y. Islanders 2
Ottawa 4, Florida 3, OT
Nashville 6, Columbus 5
Winnipeg 4, Montreal 0
Calgary 3, Detroit 2
Edmonton 4, Minnesota I
Friday's Games
New Jersey 4,Washington 3, SO
Boston 8, Florida 0
Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 3
N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 2
Carolina 2, Ottawa I, OT
Pittsburgh 4,Winnipeg I
Dallas 6, Nashville 3
Colorado 2,Tampa Bay I, OT
St. Louis 3, Phoenix 2
Calgary 3,Vancouver I
Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
No games scheduled
Sunday's Games
No games scheduled
Monday's Games
Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Dallas at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Edmonton atVancouver, 10 p.m.
Phoenix at Los angeles, 10 p.m.
Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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course offered

Participants can take
the Florida Bowhunter
Education Course by
completing an online,
component and then
attending an
abbreviated field day.
Hunter Safety
personnel with the
Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission said the
field day will be
Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to
noon at the Newberry
Archery Complex in
Alachua County.
This field day is
designed to be a
hands-on, constructive
learning experience
that will include bow
setup and shooting,
field walks, blood-trail
exercises, erecting and
safely ascending and
descending from tree
stands, as well as
equipment preparation
and survival techniques.
A small fee to take
the distance-learning
course is payable to the
National Bowhunter
Education Foundation
on its website: www.
Access the online
course at
Participants can .
expect to learn all
aspects of bowhunting,
History of
Safe, responsible
Preparing for the
Shot placement
and game recovery;
Use of elevated
stands and other
Students of all ages
may participate; an
adult.must accompany
those under age 16.
Participants should
bring all equipment,
including bow and
Students should
register in advance by
calling the Lake City
office at (386) 758-0525.

* Commission release


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19 Gallery
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Lake DeSoto largemouth

Kyler Sutton, 6, of Lake City landed this 8-pound largemouth
bass while fishing at Lake DeSoto on Dec. 18. Kyler was
fishing with his dad, Stefan Sutton.


Second at state

Lake City Lightning was runner-up in the USSSA
11-and-under State Tournament in Jacksonville on
Dec. 3-4. The Lightning played eight games, including a
comeback win in the semifinals after trailing 9-3. Team
members are (front row, from left) Adrianna Saavedra,
Carson Frier, Isabella Maranto, Whitney Lee and
Lucy Giebeig. Second row (from left) are Dara Gaylard,
Story Giebeig, Morghan Warner, Abi Annett, Mikayla Collins
and Brandy Wacha. Back row coaches (from left) are
OscaF Saavedra, Butch Lee and Tammy Collins.

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Sports in 2011: Tribulations

and too few triumphs

Associated Press

How did this happen? So
many to blame.
It seems fairly simple:
Just play the game.
But the games this year
sure wandered off course.
We hit the finish with
anger, remorse.
The games at first were
big-money disputes,
With a lot of talk by a lot
of suits.
We checked the score-
board and here's what we
saw -
Advice to brush up on
our labor law:
Timetables, lockouts,
Collective bargaining,
Fans grinded their teeth
and looked to the sky
On what it all means to
Or reconvene with the
full committee.
By any account, not very
It was odd enough that it
came to pass
We wound up having to
audit this class.
But the year then took a
far darker turn,
With the facts unfolding
for all to learn:
Brute force, cowardice
and justice delayed,
The abuse of power,
young lives betrayed.
The story moves on, the
school moves along
And tries to make sense
of so much gone wrong.
We close a year and will
give it its due,
Rewinding the tape by
way of review.
Auburn opens the year
by firm decree:
Tread at your peril on
the SEC.
Next month, Aaron
Rodgers, savvy and cool.
No matter how you slice
it, Cheeseheads rule.
In Cleveland, the Cavs
look lost and weary.
LeBron's in South Beach,
far from Lake Erie.
Young Trevor Bayne wins
Daytona gone wild.
Crack open some oats!
Zenyatta's with child.
C'alhoun's Connecticut
runs off a gem.
The women go next, and
there's A&M.
Those lovely McCourts
take their turn at-bat,
All baseball charmed by
this Hollywood spat
McIlroy's Masters tells
one grim story.
The U.S. Open's kinder
to Rory.

In an Oct. 16 photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a touchdown pass to Donald Driver during an
NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Rodgers was selected as the 2011 Male
Athlete of the Year chosen by members of The Associated Press in Wednesday after his MVP performance in the Packers'
Super Bowl victory in February and his stellar play during the team's long unbeaten run this season.

The Mavs and Nowitzki
go plenty far,
Getting to light up a
Cuban cigar.
The Bruins capture the
Stanley Cup crown.
Vancouver responds by
trashing downtown.
Dan Wheldon wins Indy,
hard to believe.
Far harder yet when it
comes time to grieve.
In a perjury trial for
Bonds last spring
The slugger was charged
as the lyin' king.
Government lawyers
cited clear linkage
Of mood swings, bloat-
ing, testicle shrinkage
With use of steroids
beyond any doubt
To put Bonds away -
one very big out.
They scoffed at his claim
of the "clear" and "cream,"
Called it a lie and a fraud-
ulent scheme.
They said Bonds was
juiced and had to know it,
Pledging to jurors: We
aim to show it
So onto the stand came
Kimberly Bell,
In the eyes of Bonds the
Mistress from Hell.
In graphic detail (and
dubious taste)
She outlined his strike
zone knees to his waist.
The outcome of this
courtroom production?
Guilty on just one count

of obstruction.
The government wasn't
done playing ball.
Come summer it's
Clemens getting the call.
Three years ago, Roger
swore he was clean
And steroids were never
in his routine.
That was in Congress for
all to observe.
But Clemens, some said,
was throwing a curve.
His perjury trial would
soon unravel,
As quick as a judge low-
ers his gavel.
The judge slammed the
feds: You just don't get it;
You can't use that tape of
Laura Pettitte. '
So before we figured out
who's winning,
The whole thing's off in
less than an inning.
The judge called a mis-
trial, adding to say,
We'll do this again come
opening day.
A grand old game -
baseball and perjury.
Like hot dogs, beer,
Tommy John surgery.
It was not all that far back
in the day
When someone would
mention the CBA
We'd think of basketball
out in the sticks,
Where journeymen play-
ers got to throw bricks.
Now CBA means con-
tracts and lawyers,

Legal hardball for unions,
. NFL management looked
at its deal,
Concluded a lockout held
great appeal.
The .union argued that's
no way to go,
Contending all's well with
the status quo.
And what was the essence
of this dispute?
How best to divide a big
pile of loot.
The NBA watched and
then took its turn,
With its veteran point
guard David Stern
Insisting he's surely
nobody's fool -
The league wants more
from its revenue pool.
And for months on end
we heard both sides yap
About reworking the sal-
ary cap.
So here's where we stood
in these labor wars:
Of the four major leagues
two shut their doors.
Now had hockey and
baseball joined this mess
We'd be left with lacrosse
and MLS. :
Two things. set the
Women's World Cup apart
Abby Wambach's header,
Japanese heart.
Woods plays Atlanta like
month-old pate.
While some Keegan guy
wins the PGA.
Djokovic gives us a year

to savor,
Taking us back to the
days of Laver.
Peyton Manning was
gone as were the Colts,
Now a bumbling fran-
chise of Luck-less dolts.
The Red Sox go tumbling,
hitting the wall,
With Epstein, Francona
taking the fall.
And how did things turn
out for the Phillies?
About as well as Howard's
St Louis stirs from an
August slumber .
Hard to figures this
Cardinal number.
But there by the Arch
strides a Hercules,
Disguised among mor-I
tals as David Freese.
The team rides a beer
wagon, hailed as kings,
Then La Russa quits to
do other things.
College sports leaders
struck a grubby pose -
Presidents as emperors
wearing no clothes.
They spoke of scholar-
ship, pride, tradition.
But who's kidding whom?
We know this mission.
They want network con-
tracts the sacred cow. '
They want their money,
and they want it now.
, And it doesn't much mat-
ter where they play.
Any place will do in the

If the money's right and
the terms all mesh,
They'd be happy to play
in Bangladesh.
Foul winds were blowing
from sea to sea,
From Miami to USC.
Rule-breaking, cheating.
So what else is new?
But a twist in Columbus
- Tattoo U.
It didn't take long for all
to be linked.
The parlor got rings; the
players got inked.
The Buckeyes force
Tressel to walk the plank,
Then bring aboard
Meyer, breaking the bank.
These winds showed no
signs they'd ever abate.
Soon a gale force gath-
ered, shaking Penn State,
Where a football culture
had run amok
While the high command
chose to pass the buck.
And there sat Paterno up
on his perch,
The mighty Lion of the
Penn State church,
Ruing so much that he
chose to ignore,
Knowing full well that he
could have done more.
Violence on campus, then
vigils at night,
A college reflecting by
Next day, in the bracing
November air,
The players link arms
and then kneel in prayer.
A time to reckon, a time
to rally
As a shadow crosses
Happy Valley.
By then, it seemed we
had more than enough. -
Then comes Syracuse,
and the news is rough.
The rest of the year?
Sports played out the
string: ,
Pacquiao makes his
escape in the ring,
While Stewart gives
NASCAR a different spin
And Krzyzewski racks up
a landmark win.
An Angel's whisper tells
Pujols it's time
To head west where
there's gold in Anaheim.
But before we close the
book on the year,
Props to Pat Summitt,
one tough Volunteer.
And well make it a point
before we go
' To go one final round for
Smokin' Joe.
And maybe next year
sports gets off the mat,
Shakes off the blues, and
goodbye to all that
There lies the promise,
of this there's no doubt
Provided, of course, we're
not all locked out

2011: Penn State scandal shocks world of college football, sports world
Continued From Page 1B

"That's what makes it the
worst year in sports. What
people are coming to realize
is the thing we thought was
such a great escape has a
lot of the same issues we're
trying to escape from."
In sports, most years are
defined by their triumphs.
Golf's latest phenom, Rory
McIlroy, winning his first
major at the U.S. Open, per-
haps. Or Aaron Rodgers and
the Green Bay Packers fol-
lowing up their Super Bowl
victory by flirting with a per-
fect season. Maybe Novak
Djokovic's utter dominance
of the tennis world, a 70-6
record that included victo-
ries at the Australian Open,
Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
Even in years tainted
by steroids or labor strife,
there was always someone
or some performance that
stood tall.
Not this year.
The lasting memories of
2011 will be of mug shots
and court rooms, million-
aires squabbling with bil-
lionaires, and big red Xs
drawn through the first two
months of the NBA sched-
ule. Sixteen games were
pared off each NBA team's
schedule because of drawn-

out labor negotiations,
while the NFL wasted its
summer vacation in confer-
ence rooms and mediation
"We have this arena
where sport is pure, sport
has been sanitized," said
Gary Sailes, a professor of
sport sociology at Indiana
University. "That's just not
the case."
That illusion was shat-
tered for good by the charg-
es against former Penn
State defensive coordinator
and one-time Paterno heir
apparent Jerry Sandusky.
Once cherished in the
Penn State community for
his ferocious defenses and
apparent devotion to at-risk
children, Sandusky now
faces more than 50 charg-
es of sexually abusing 10
boys over a 12-year span.
Prosecutors say Sandusky
used his Nittany Lions
connections to groom his
victims, and some of the
alleged assaults occurred
on Penn State property.
Sandusky has denied the
allegations, telling NBC and
The New York Times that
he showered and horsed
* around with boys but never
sexually abused them. An

emotional and lurid trial is
a safe bet for 2012.
The shock of the initial
charges quickly turned to
anger as details emerged
that Penn State officials -
Paterno included knew
of an alleged assault in 2002
but never called police.
Receivers coach Mike
McQueary testified that,
as a graduate assistant, he
believes he saw Sandusky
raping a boy of about 10 or
12 in the Penn State show-
ers. McQueary reported
the incident to Paterno,
who. in turn told Penn State
athletic director Tim Curley
and university vice presi-
dent Gary Schultz.
Though Paterno said
McQueary was not as
explicit in his description of
what happened as he was
in his grand jury testimony,
criticism over the now 85-
year-old coach's failure to
do more intensified before
Penn State's board of trust-
ees fired him Nov. 9.
The dismissal came just
10 days after Paterno cele-
brated his 409th career vic-
tory, making him major col-
lege football's winningest
"This is a tragedy. It is

one of the great sorrows of
my life," Paterno said in a
statement announcing his
intention to retire at the
end of the season, issued
a few hours before he was
fired. "With the benefit of
hindsight, I wish I had done
more." ,
Paterno was diagnosed
with lung cancer a few days
later, and has undergone
radiation and chemothera-
py. He also re-fractured his
pelvis earlier this month. -
Curley and Schultz face
charges of perjury and
failing to properly report
suspected abuse. The scan-
dal also, cost Penn State
president Graham Spanier
his job and tarnished the
Nittany Lions' squeaky
clean reputation.
And it wasn't just Penn
State. The very next week,
two former ball boys
accused longtime Syracuse
basketball assistant Bernie
Fine of molesting them.
Bobby Davis, now 39, told
ESPN that Fine molested
him beginning in 1984 and
that the sexual contact con-
tinued until he was around
27. A ball boy for six years,
Davis said that the abuse
occurred at Fine's home, at

Syracuse basketball facili-
ties and on team road trips,
including the. 1987 Final
Davis' stepbrother, Lang,
45, who also was a ball boy,
told ESPN that Fine began
molesting him, while he was
in fifth or sixth grade.
Syracuse coach Jim
Boeheim was defiant in his
initial defense of Fine, his
top assistant since 1976,
dismissing Davis and Long
as opportunistic liars look-
ing to capitalize on the
misery at Penn State. But
Boeheim's tone changed
after ESPN aired a tape
Nov. 27 in which a woman
it identified as Fine's wife
tells Davis she knew "every-
thing" that was going on.
Syracuse fired Fine that
"What is most important
is that this matter be fullyy
investigated and that any-
one with information be
supported to come forward
so that the truth can be
found," Boeheim said after
Fine was ousted. "I deeply
regret any statements I
made that might have inhib-
ited that from occurring or
been insensitive to victims
of abuse."

Still, Davis and Lang
are suing Boeheim and
Syracuse for defamation.
And the district attorney in
Syracuse has said the two
are credible but that Fine
cannot be charged because
the statute of limitations
has expired.
Federal authorities are
still investigating claims by
a third accuser. A fourth
man, a prison inmate in
New York state, also has
accused Fine of abuse start-
ing decades ago.
"The academic cheating,
the recruitment violations,
the gambling, taking ste-
roids, that stuff has been
a part of sports forever,"
Sailes said. "But the verac-
ity, the seriousness (of
the sex-abuse scandals)
- this is the last bastion
of American innocence, our
kids. So yeah, this is the
There also were plenty
of scandals that, any other
year, would have seemed
The NCAA came down ,
on Ohio State, slapping the
Buckeyes with that dread-
ed "failure to monitor" tag,
banning them from a bowl
game in 2012.


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Indians football returns

to playoffs in 2011 season

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall (19) hauls in a touchdown pass against the
defense of New England Patriots defensive back Kyle Arrington, behind, during the second
quarter of an NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Saturday.

NFL takes showcase

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Matt Hasselbeck threw for
a touchdown, 240 of his
350 yards came in the first
half, and the Tennessee
Titans beat the Jacksonville
Jaguars 23-17 in their final
home game.
The Titans (8-7) at least
snapped a two-game skid and
finished this season 5-3 at
home under Munchak They
head to Houston for the finale
with a chance at their first
winning record since 2008.

Steelers 27, Rams 0
Rashard Mendenhall ran
for 116 yards and a touch-
down and backup quarter-
back Charlie Batch played
efficiently in place of an
injured Ben Roethlisberger
as the Pittsburgh Steelers
pummeled lifeless St. Louis
27-0 on Sunday.
The Steelers (11-4) kept
their hopes of an AFC
North title alive. St. Louis'
(2-13) Steven Jackson
rushed for 103 yards to
top 1,000 for the seventh

straight season.

Ravens 20, Browns 14
Flacco threwtwo touchdown
passes, and the Baltimore
Ravens beat the Cleveland
Browns 20-14 on Saturday
to move one step closer to
winning the AFC North.
The Ravens (11-4) would
win the AFC North by
. defeating Cincinnati on the
road next week.

Bills 40, Broncos 14
N.Y. Jairus Byrd and
Spencer Johnson returned
Tim Tebow interceptions
for touchdowns on con-
secutive plays to help the
Buffalo Bills snap a seven-
game skid and seal a 40-
1.4 win over the Denver
Tebow finished with a
career-worst four intercep-
tions as the Broncos (8-7)
fell into a tie with Oakland
for first place in the AFC
West Buffalo's (6-9) C.J.
Spilleri- rushed for a career-
best 111 yards.

Raiders 16, Chiefs 13, OT

- Sebastian Janikowski
kicked a 36-yard field
goal 2:13 into overtime
Saturday, giving the
Oakland Raiders a 16-13
victory over Kansas City
that eliminated the Chiefs
from the playoff race and
kept their. own AFC West
hopes alive.

Patriots 27, Dolphins 24
- Tom Brady ran for two
touchdowns and threw
for another and the New
England Patriots rallied to
clinch a playoff bye with a
27-24 win over the Miami
Dolphins on Saturday.

Bengals 23, Cardinals 16
Dalton threw a pair of
touchdown passes, and
Cincinnati withstood yet
another fourth-quarter
comeback by Arizona,
holding on for a 23-16 vic-
tory to stay in the running
for a wild card.


Fort White walked its
way back into the playoffs
during the 2011 season with
a runner-up performance in
District 3-3A.
Fort White fell to Trinity
Catholic High in the decid-
ing game for the district
championship without start-
ing quarterback Andrew
Baker, 41-14, on Nov. 4.
The Indians handed the
Celtics many of their points
in that game with eight
turnovers. Trinity Catholic
High scored three times
in the first six minutes-of
the contest and three more

times in the final seven min-
The Indians got Baker
back for the rematch, but it
was much of the same for
Fort White.
Trinity Catholic hosted
the playoff contest and
came away with a 35-3 win
in the 3A regional final in
Ocala on Nov. 25.
"We had to take our hats
off to Trinity Catholic,"
Fort White head coach
Demetric Jackson said after
the game. "Their defensive
line controlled the game.
They whipped us up front
and we just got outmanned
Fort White finished the

season with an 8-4 mark
and picked up its second
playoff win in the school's
history. Two of the school's
four losses came against
the Celtics.
Fort White has qualified
for the playoffs four times
under Jackson as its head
The Indians continued
its domination in its rival-
ry game against Santa Fe
"I am extremely proud of
our guys," Jackson said of
the season. "With just a few
seniors, we really played
hard and it brought us to
the second round of the

CHS: Allen hopes for more to come

Continued From Page 1B

ing to the third round of
the playoffs. It would have
also given the Tigers a fifth
"We weren't the district
champions, but we were the
runner-up," Allen said. 'We
didn't rush for 2000 yards,
but we were four short. We
were three points short of
the third round. We had
a chance. We were close
to accomplishing all our
Allen said the season
was a starting point for the
Tigers and that he was sat-
isfied with it, but he also
said he's one of the team's
biggest critics.
"I'm very critical and we
could have won a couple
more," Allen said. "You look
at Ridgeview and Bartram
Trail. It was year one and
we were trying to imple-
ment things into the pro-
Allen noticed the team
growing as the year went on.
"The team began to take
on my personality," Allen,
said. "I hear positive feed-
back from the school. On
the field, we have room to
improve. If we had made
it to the fourth round in

the first year, however, we
wouldn't have had anything
to shoot for. This makes us
humble. It gives us some-
thing to shoot for."
To get to that next point,
Allen said the Tigers must
keep doing the same things
that began when he took
over in March.
"Soon we'll come back
from the break and get to
work," Allen, said. "Dennis-
(Dotson) did a great job of
getting them in the weight
room back in the spring. It's
going to be the same rou-
tine. We'll use weightlifting
and the track programs and
start those things."
Allen said there is also
strength in numbers.
'We hope to get more kids
from the middle-school pro-
grams," Allen said. "Depth
is huge."
And Allen wants to build
the program through the
"We'll offer clinics to
make sure all the coaches
are on board and under-
stand our system," he said.
But he also wants the
players to become leaders
throughout the program.
"The juniors now have

to get in the mindset that
they'll be leaders and start
to take control," Allen said.
"That's what we want"
With a second-round
playoff trip this season, the
Tigers exceeded expec-
tations after an 0-2 start
That's something for Allen
to hang his hat on after one
But Allen has a vision for
the future.
It's a vision that's goals
may evolve. It's a vision with
a goal that may one day be
a state championship as a
viable option on a season by
season basis.
But Allen knows it will
take everyone's help.
"We want to invite every-
one in the city to become
involved," Allen said. "This
isn't a boys-only club or
fraternity. Everyone is wel-
come. Every 20 bucks of
sponsorship matters. It's
not just the $1500 corporate
sponsorships that it takes
to build a program. The
members go a long way to
building the face of this pro-
gram. I ask whoever wants
to come out to help us make
this thing bigger and better
to do so."

BOWLS: College football rings in the new year with bowl games galore
Continued From Page 1B

Ohio State head coach Luke Fickell (left) and Florida head coach Will Muschamp pose for
photos during a news conference for the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game on Dec. 8 in
Jacksonville. Florida is scheduled to face Ohio State in the game on Jan. 2.

backed into the champi-
onship game with a 50-0
loss in the season finale
to USC. That embarrass-
ment was the final blow
for coach Rick Neuheisel,
who was fired before UCLA
played Oregon for the
league title.
With a 6-6 record, UCLA
applied for and received a
waiver from the NCAA to
be eligible for a bowl even
if the Bruins lost to the
Ducks which, of course,
they did, 49-31.
Mike Johnson,
Neuheisel's offensive coor-
dinator, will coach the bowl
game. Jim Mora Jr. has
been hired as the perma-
nent replacement.
Complain if you want
about a 6-7 team playing in
a bowl, but is it any worse
than a team that lost its last
six games?
The Illini pulled off that
trick, becoming the first
major college team to start
a season 6-0 and lose its
next six regular-season
That got Ron Zook fired.
He was replaced on an
interim basis by defensive
coordinator Vic Koenning.
Tim Beckman of Toledo
will take over the program
after the bowl.
But, hey, at least the Illini
haven't blown off practice
leading to the bowl game.
The Bruins did that
Tuesday. There's a tradition
at UCLA called going "over
the wall," where the players
bolt from the practice field.
It's a prank that has come
and gone and come again at
Westwood and seemed to
be on its way out for good.
Considering how things
have gone for UCLA this
season, even some of the
Bruins agreed this would

have been a perfect time to
retire the stunt
"There are still guys in
the program who were here
at the time it was going on,"
junior quarterback Kevin
Prince was quoted as say-
ing in the Los Angeles Times
this week. "They figured
once they were seniors they
would get the chance to call
it. I was hoping it was out
of our system. Clearly it is
Often there are teams
that deserve better bowls.
In this case, maybe the bowl
deserves better teams.
The picks:
Jan. 2
TicketCity Bowl
Penn State (plus 7) vs.
Not the BCS, but Cougars
at least get shot at name
brand program. ... PENN
STATE 34-28.
Capital One Bowl
Nebraska (plus 1) vs.
South Carolina
Can Cornhuskers help
Big Ten's record against
Outback Bowl
Georgia (minus 3) vs.
Michigan State
Spartans have lost five
straight bowls, including
'09 Cap One to Georgia ...
GEORGIA 27-21.
Gator Bowl
Florida (minus 1) vs.
Ohio State
Urban Meyer's past and
future collide. ... OHIO
STATE 23-16.
Rose Bowl
Oregon (minus 41/) vs.
Speed (Ducks) vs. power
(Badgers) and lots of points.
... WISCONSIN 35-31.
Fiesta Bowl
Stanford (plus 31/) vs.
Oklahoma State

Winner gets to claim it
should have been in national
title game. ... OKLAHOMA
STATE 45-31.
Jan. 3
Michigan (minus 1) vs.
Virginia Tech
Explain again how
Hokies ended up here? ...
JAN. 4
Orange Bowl
West Virginia (pick'em)
vs. Clemson
Spread'o'riffic matchup
should be entertaining ..
JAN. 6
Cotton Bowl
Kansas State (plus 71/2)
vs. Arkansas
Remarkable state: Wildcats
were outgained by 55 yards
per game. ... ARKANSAS
Jan. 7
BBVA Compass Bowl
Pittsburgh (minus 52)
vs. SMU
One team was close to
losing its coach, the other
did. ... PITTSBURGH.
Jan. 8 Bowl
Arkansas State (minus
1'/,) vs. Northern Illinois
Sun Belt speed too
much for MAC power....
Jan. 9
BCS National
LSU (minus 1) vs.
More points, same win-
ner. ... LSU 20-16.

Championship weekend
record: 10-2 (straight); 6-6
(vs. spread).
Regular season record:
211-53 (straight); 127-112-1
(vs. spread).
Upset specials (vs.
spread): 7-6.


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Section C


GORDON JACKSON/Lake City Reporter
Brady Geiger, assistant manager at Hibbett Sports in Lake City, shows Kelli Coleman tennis shoes
she was considering as a Christmas gift for her son. Coleman had to be extra careful choosing
shoes because her son jives in Hawaii and will not be able to easily return his gift if he doesn't
* like it or it doesn't fit. Geiger and other merchants at THE Lake City Mall said they expect some
returns and exchanges the day after Christmas, but the bulk of business will be purchases of sale
items with cash, credit and gift cards.

Doesn't fit? Don't like it? At most local
merchants you can just bring it back.

S ize doesn't matter
when a customer
buys a Christmas
gift from most
Lake City mer-
Their liberal exchange
policies allow anyone to
return gifts for items of
equal value. Most busi-
nesses even offer refunds
the way the purchase
was made -
cash for items
bought with
cash and credit
for purchases Ho
made with plas- S
tic or checks.
The be
policy at Hibbet
Hibbett Sports Hibbet
didn't help
Kelli Coleman,
who struggled
Tuesday afternoon to buy
a last-minute Christmas
gift for her 16-year-old son
Devon Jenkins.
The store at Lake
City Mall has a lib-
eral exchange policy, but
Coleman's son lives in
Kauai, the northernmost
island in Hawaii. There are
no Hibbett Sports outlets
in Hawaii and he won't be
able to easily exchange his
new shoes if they don't fit
or he doesn't like them.
"It's understanding what
a teenager likes," Coleman
said of the decision about
what shoes to buy.

Hibbett assistant store
manager Brady Geiger
said the vast majority of
customers who come to
his store the day after
Christmas exchange gifts
and use gift cards or cash
to buy sale items. The -
majority of exchanges at
the store are shoes that
aren't quite the perfect fit.
"As long as they're not
worn, well take them
back," Geiger said. "They'll
get cash back with a

pefully, good custo
service will help us t
better. That's our go

t assistant store manager Brady

receipt If not, they get
store credit"
Staff will quickly put
exchanged items on store
shelves for the large
crowds expected the day
after Christmas, Geiger
The one item unlikely to
be returned is Tim Tebow
jerseys, which are being
sold as fast the store can
get shipments and put
them on the shelves.
"We'd be happy to get
some more," Geiger said.
Will Batte, manager of
the Belk store in Lake City,
said he expects a busy

shopping day Monday. The
store will open at 6 a.m.
and close at 10 p.m.
"It's one of the top 10
shopping days of the
month," he said. "It's more
of a purchase day than an
exchange day."
The majority of custom-
ers shop for sale items with
cash and gift cards.
Hali Brannon, assis-
tant manager at RUE 21,
predicted Monday will be
among the busiest shop-
ping days of
the year.
"It'll be like
Black Friday,"
mer she said. "Well
do have some
good sales
>al.' going on."
V Geiger Lumbley,
manager of
Maurices, also
predicted a
strong shop-
ping day.
"Ift's one of the top five
traffic days of the year,"
she said. "There will be
a good number of people
exchanging gifts and shop-
ping. Our traffic is trending
Merchants throughout
the city said Christmas
sales exceeded last year
and they hope to finish
off the season with strong
sales Monday.
"It's not as good as we'd
like, but it's OK," Geiger
said. "Hopefully, good cus-
tomer service will help us
do better. That's our goal."



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years, and the average age of cars on
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churning ride in 2011.
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heavily indebted European coun-
tries spread fear across financial,
markets and weighed on econo-
r.mies worldwide. As the year came
-to a close, banks and investors
nervously watched Europe's politi-
cal and financial leaders scramble.
to prevent the 17-nation eurozone
from breaking apart
Several of the other biggest
business stories of the year high-
lighted the global economy's
linkages: A British phone-hacking
scandal shook the foundations
of Rupert Murdoch's U.S.-based
media empire; a nuclear disaster
in Japan stymied auto plants in
the U.S. and beyond; and the
price of gasoline surged because
,of unrest in the Middle East and
growing demand in Asia and Latin
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led to the first credit downgrade
for government debt, the economy
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pointing year and Apple founder
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7. Gasoline prices hit annual
8. Social media IPOs take off
9. Occupy Wall Street
10. The downfall of MF Global
and Jon Corzine.

Holiday shopping

season is strong

Associated Press
NEW YORK The holiday
shopping season is wrapping up to
be bigger than anyone expected.
Now, retailers aie holding their
breath and hoping consumers will
keep spending in the final days
before Christmas.
Sales from November through
Saturday rose 2.5 percent, com-
pared with the same period a year
ago, according to research firm
ShopperTrak, which did not give
a dollar figure. Online, shoppers
have spent almost $32 billion online
for the holiday season so far, a
15 percent increase from a year
ago, according to comScore, which
tracks Web use.
The increases are good news
for retailers, but they're not out of
the woods just yet The final week
before Christmas, which includes
four of the top 10 holiday shopping
days, can account for up to 20 per-
cent of sales for the season.
"I don't think anybody has
claimed victory yet, but very few
are writing concession speeches,"
said Arnold Aronson, managing
director of retail strategies at coh-
sulting firm Kurt Salmon. "This
Christmas will not be a blowout,
but despite all the nervousness
about the economy, it will be a
decent Christmas."
This is the most important time
of year for retailers. They can make
between 25 and 40 percent of their
annual sales in the last two months
of the year. And this holiday sea-
son, stores are expected to ring up
$469.1 billion during the holiday
season, according to the National
Retail Federation, nation's largest
retail trade group.
Heading into the holidays, retail-
ers were nervous that Americans
were so scared about another
recession that they wouldn't do

In this Nov. 25, 2011 file photo, customers wait in line to pay for their items
at a Kohl's department store in La Habra, Calif. Despite all the worrying
by retailers, the holiday 2011 shopping season is wrapping up to be bigger
than anyone expected. ,

much shopping. In fact, consum-
ers themselves told consulting firm
Deloitte in September that -they
planned to spend about 5 percent
less on Christmas this year.
That led stores to panic. They
began discounting earlier in
the season, opening as early as
Thanksgiving Day, and offering
profit-busting incentives, including
free shipping on clothes and juicy
financing deals on furniture.
Despite all the worrying, though,
the season has been a lot brighter
than expected.
At Taubman Centers, which
operates 26 malls in 13 states, retail-
ers' year-over year sales on average
are up mid-single digits through
last weekend. Mall of America,
North America's largest shopping
center, has also seen "healthy"
increases in customer counts and
sales, said spokesman Dan Jasper.
And Stephanie Sack, the owner
of a clothing boutique and shoe
store in Chicago, said business has
"People in my world are still

shopping," Sack said.
As a result, the National Retail
Federation recently upgraded
its forecast for holiday sales to
increase 3.8 percent, up from its
2.8 percent forecast in October.
Such an increase below last
year's 5.2 percent spike over 2009
would still be above the 2.6 per-
cent average gain over the last 10
years. ShopperTrak also raised its
forecast to a 3.7 percent increase in
sales, up from its estimate of 3 per-
cent before the season started.
There's a reason for the renewed
confidence. After all, Americans
spent $52.4 billion alone over the
four-day weekend starting on
Thanksgiving. It was the highest
total ever recorded for that period,
according to the NRE
Shoppers appear to be more will-
ing to spend this holiday season
after having cut back during the
weak economy.
Lynn Vance, for one, was excited
to shop this year after landing a
new job at a clinical research firm.
Va V 36, said she and her friends
.L lf

were struggling with recession
fatigue, itching to mark the occa-
sion after years of contending with
the economy's downturn.
"Last year, I was unemployed,"
Vance, who lives in Chicago, said.
"This year, I have money and I want
to share my happiness with others
... I think you can only say crouched
in the position of uncertainty for so
long, eventually have to act"
Still, retailers are cautiously
optimistic. After all, shoppers still
are very budget-conscious and are
looking for bigger discounts. In a
poll of 1,000 shoppers by America's
Research Group ahead of the holi-
day shopping season, 78 percent
said they were more driven by sales
than they were a year ago. During
the financial meltdown in 2008, that
figure was only 68 percent
"Shoppers are waiting for prices
to plunge," said Brian Sozzi, an
independent retail analyst
They're also more likely to
have buyer's remorse this year
For every dollar stores take in
this holiday season, they'll have to
give back 9.9 cents in returns, up
from 9.8 last year, according to the
NRF's survey of 110 retailers. In
better economic times, its about
7 cents. That's a big deal because
fractions of pennies can add up
quickly when you're talking about
millions of dollars.
"'he consumer is cautious and
thoughtful and very responsive to
discounting," said Richard Jaffe, an
analyst at Stifel Nicolaus. "That's
what makes retail managers ner-
Indeed, Lindsay Gaskins, CEO of
Marbles: The Brain Store, said the
18-location chain that sells games
and puzzles has done well dur-
ing the season. Still, she's cautious
about the remainder of the season.
"I think people are ready to buy,"
she said. "But it's still a bad econ-

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18.26 +6.2 +4.5/A +2.5/B
13.09 +6.1 -13.2/C -3.2/B
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NL 3,000
NL 5,000,000
NL 2,500
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5.75 250
5.75 250
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NL 10,000
5.75 250
5.75 250
NL 2,500
5.75 250
NL 2,500
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4.25 1,000
NL 1,000,000
NL 10,000
5.75 250
NL 3,000
5.75 250
5.75 250
NL 50,000
5.75 250
NL 5,000,000
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3.75 1,000

3.75 1,000

CA-Conservaive Alocaon, Cl -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB-Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foregn LargeGwth, FV-Foreign
Large Value, IH -Wod AlocaUon, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, Ly -Larg Value, MA -Moderate Aocao, MB -MidCap Blend, MV -
Mid-Cap Value, SH -Spedally-heath, WS -Word S lock Total Retum: Chng in NA wit dividends reinvested. Rank: How und performed vs.
others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Momigstar.

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AK Steel .20 2.4
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AbtLab 1.92 3.4
Accenture 1.35 2.6
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Anadarko .36 .5
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ArchDan .70 2.4
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AuRico g
Avon .92 5.3
BB&TCp .64 2.5
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CapitlSrce .04 .6
CarMax ...
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Caterpillar 1.84 2.0
Cntryink 2.90 7.8
ChesEng .35 1.5
Chevron 3.24 3.0
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Cifigrp rs .04 .1
CliffsNRs 1.12 1.7
CobaltlEn ..
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ConAgra .96 3.6
ConocPhil 2.64 3.6
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ConEd 2.40 3.9
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Coming .30 2.2

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1.9 8 +.04 -38.5 25.88
1.7 4 +.83 +14.5 23.34
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New York Stock Exchange


I hiring thii-, holidt an s-aeoif anl Ieve(s
vish y0o all thel .it.

SSteve Jones, CFP
Financial Advisor

2929 West U S Highway
Suite 114
Lake City, FL 32055

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Name Div YId PE Chg %Chg Last
iS Eafe 1.71 3.5 ... +1.75 -15.0 49.51
iSR1KV 1.46 2.3 ... +2.72 -1.4 63.94
iSRIKG .81 1.4 ... +1.87 +1.6 58.17
iShR2K 1.02 1.4 ... +2.65 -4.7 74.55
iShREst 2.17 3.8 ... +2.25 +2.1 57.11
ITW 1.44 3.0 12 +1.72 -10.6 47.72
IngerRd .64 2.0 ... +.59 -33.7 31.24
IBM 3.00 1.6 14 +1.18 +25.9 184.75
IntPap 1.05 3.6 10 +1.45 +7.3 29.24
Interpublic .24 2.5 11 +.60 -8.8 9.69
Invesco .49 2.4 11 +.98 -16.0 20.22
InvMtgCap 3.42 24.2 4, -.24 -35.4 14.11
ItauUnibH .84 4.5 .+.73 -21.9 18.67
IvanhMg 1.48 ... ... +1.21 -21.5 18.00
JPMorgCh 1.00 3.0 7 +1.68 -20.9 33.57
Jabil .32 1.6 11 +.49 -.9 19.91,
JanusCap .20 3.2 6 +.34 -51.4 6.30
Jefferies .30 2.1 11 +1.71 -47.4 14.02
JohnJn 2.28 3.5 16 +1.68 +6.7 65.98
JohnsnCtl .72 2.3 13 +2,09 -18.7 31.05
JnprNtwk ... ... 22 +2.48 -43.6 20.83
KB Home .25 3.8 ... -.60 -50.9 6.62
Keycorp .12 1.5 8 +.60 -12.1 7.78
Kimco .76 4.5 77 +.77 -6.3 16.90
Kinrossg .12 1.0 16 -.31 -37.9 11.78
KodiakO g ... ... 45 +.70 +44.1 9.51
KohIs 1.00 2.0 12 +1.15 -8.0 49.97
Kraft 1.16 3.1 21 +1.25 +19.8 37.74
LDK Solar ... ... 8 +.49 -51.2 4.94
LSI Corp ... ... 11 +.49 -1.3 5.91
LVSands ... ... 25 +2.01 -5.2 43.54
LennarA .16 .8 40 +.60 +3.3 19.37

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Name Div YId PE Chg %Chg Last
LillyEli 1.96 4.7 9 +1.11 +18.8 41.64
Limited .80 2.0 15 +1.85 +31.0 40.25
LincNat .32 1.6 6 +1.21 -29.1 19.72
LloydBkg ... ... ... +.05 -62.3 1.55
MEMC ... ... ... +.17 -64.5 4.00
MFA Fncl 1.00 13.9 8 +.19 -12.1 7.17
MGIC ... ...... +.26 -62.4 3.83
MGM Rsts ... ...... +.67 -32.9 9.96
Macys .40 1.2 12 +1.17 +27.3 32.20
Manitowoc .08 .9 ... +.38 -28.7 9.35
ManpwrGp .80 2.2 ...+1.56 -41.7 36.61
Manulife g .52 ... +.31 -39.5 10.40
MarathnOs .60 2.1 7 +1.84 +30.0 29.22
MktVGold .15 .3 ... +.26 -14.1 52.79
MktVRus .58 2.1 ... +.77 -28.8 26.99
MktVJrGId 1.59 5.0 ... +.28 -39.1 24.31
MarlntA .40 1.3 58 +1.15 -28.5 29.71
Masco .30 2.9 ... +1.04 -19.4 10.20
McDrmint ... ... 15 +1.64 -42.3 11.93
MeadJohn 1.04, 1.6 .25 -7.63 +4.9 65.29
Mechel -.58 -71.4 8.37
Medtmic .97 2.6 12 +2.54 +2.0 37.84
Merck 1.68 4.4 13 +1.65 +5.2 37.90
MetLife .74 2.4 8 +.87 -30.0 31.10
MetroPCS ... ... 13 -.16 -35.3 8.17
MitsuUFJ .... ... +.02 -22.6 4.19
MobileTele 1.06 7.1 12 +.67 -28.4 14.95
Molycorp ... ... 29 +2.61 -41.8 29.04
MonstrWw 34 +.21 -66.5 7.92
MorgStan .20 1.3 9 '+.78 -42.1 15.76
Mosaic .20 .4 10 +4.33 -31.3 52.45
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NRG Egy ...
NYSE Eur 1.20
NatGrid 3.00
NOilVarco .48
NY CmtyB 1.00
NewmtM 1.40
NextEraEn 2.2p
NiSource .92
NikeB 1.44
NobleCorp .55
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Nucor 1.46
OcciPet 1.84
PG&ECp 1.82
PHH Corp
PNC 1.40
PPL Corp 1.40'
PeabdyE .34
Penney .80
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Petrobras 1.26
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Renren n
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12 +1.25 +2.3 32.54
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7 +.18 -46.9 9.81
9 +2.86 +5.2 48.37
57 -6.05 -8.9 41.59
26 +.41 -37.2 4.40
... -.10 -81.4 3.35
... +2.07 -31.0 49.47
-.01 +37.0 1.21
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15 +2.32 +9.5 73.11
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... +1.08 +12.7 156.31
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... +1.56 +9.7 53.05
... +2.75 +.2 52.84
... +1.75 -26.4 50.63
12 +.55 -6.1 21.12
12 +1.90 -18.5 34.85
... -9.04 -25.7 98.02
13 +1.81 +17.1 8.57
... +1.51 +12.6 36.28
13 +.45 +7.8 18.87
20 +2.23 -17.2 69.14
17 +.69 -32.6 11.54
12 -.37 -33.0 17.05
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20 +.40 -24.2 29.58
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SpectraEn 1.12
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SP Malls .74
SP HIthC .67
SP CnSt .88
SP Consum .61
SPEngy 1.07
SPDR Fncl .22
SP Inds .73
SP Tech .38
SP Util 1.38
StateStr .72
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Suncorgs .44
SunTrst .20
SupEnrgy ...
Supvalu .35
Synovus .04
Sysco 1.08
TaiwSemi .52
TalismEg .27,
Target 1.20
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UnumGrp .42
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Vale SA pf 1.76
ValeroE .60
VangEmg .91
VangEAFE 1.06
VerizonCm 2.00 !
Visa .88
Walgm .90
WsteMInc 1.42
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WellsFargo .48
Wendys Co .08
WstnUnion .32 1
Weyerh .60 ,
WmsCos 1.00 1
XL Grp .44 2
XcelEngy 1.04 3
Xerox .17 2
Yamanag .20 1
YumBmds 1.14 1

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... +.06 -45.4 2.31
2.2 ... +1.38 -11.7 33.91
1.9 ... +1.39 +10.5 34.80
2.7 ... +1.08 +11.1 32.57
1.6 ... +1.28 +4.7 39.18
1.5 ... +3.46 +2.0 69.60
1.7 ... +.61 -17.6 13.15
2.1 ... +1.42 -2.2 34.09
1.5 ... +.58 +1.5 25.56
3.9 ... +1.26 +14.2 35.80
1.7 13 +1.35 -10.7 41.39
... 9 -.25 -48.7 10.96
...... -.15 +37.2 39.73
... 10 +1.83 -25.1 28.69
1.1 17 +1.27 -39.9 17.75
... 16 +2.00 -16.2 29.33
4.3 67 +.60 -16.0 8.09
2.7 ... +.02 -44.7 1.46
3.7 15 +.53 +.1 29.43
4.0 ... +.16 +3.0 12.92
... ... +1.18 -43.8 12.48
2.3 12 -.50 -14.0 51.70
...... +1.68 -42.5 35.54
12.4 ... +.64 -24.3 17.27
... 12 +.56 -25.6 4.98
... 25 -.31 +19.0 48.97
10 +.55 -2.1 13.75
... +.67 -56.6 13.48
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Case No. 12-2010-CA-000059
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
Final Judgment of Foreclosure for
Plaintiff entered in this cause on De-
cember 1, 2011, in the Circuit Court
of Columbia County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Colum-
bia County, Florida described as:
NER OF SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4, SEC-
S 88 DEGREES 35' EAST, 70.33
and commonly known as: 1110 SE
FL 32025; including the building,
appurtenances, and fixtures located
therein, at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, AT THE
18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m..
Any persons claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale..
Dated this 1st day of December,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: s-s B. Scippio
Deputy Clerk.
Invoice to:
Edward B. Pritchard
(813) 229-0900 x1309
Kass Shuler, P.A.
P.O. Box 800
Tampa .FL 33601-0800
December 18, 25, 2011


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Don't call Saturday.
Variety of Morgan Dollars
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450 to Eat
The Nut Cracker, Robert Taylor
Buy, sell, crack & shell pecans
2738 CR 252 W, Lake City 32024
Pinemount Rd/CR 252 Taylorville
386-963-4138 or 961l1420
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
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$100 per load. Over 20 mi $120
per load. Joey 965-0288. Lv mess.

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Ref's & dep req'd. 386-758-2280

630 Mobile Homes
6J3 for Rent

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

(640 Mobile Homes
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
Palm Harbor Homes
Factory Direct Sale
15K-25K off models
800-622-2832 ext 210

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

710 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent

S 1)

2/2 w/garage & washer/drer
hookups. West side of town,
Call fdf'details
'"386-755-6867 "7 .
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 & bckgrnd chk,
386-697-3248 or 352-377-7652
Greentree Townhouse
Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free
water & sewer. Balcony & patio.
Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90.

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20 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

3 BR/2 BA, 1,800 sq. ft, 2 car
garage, all appliances, sprinkler
system, fenced, NO PETS,
Very clean & ready to move in.
$1,000 mo, $1,000 sec.,
$30 appl. fee. 386-752-4864.

1BR COTTAGE 10 min. on
South 41 All utilities included. +
Satellite. Yard, carport.
$650. mo. 386-758-2408
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
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

750 Business &
Office Rentals
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/warehQuse.
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

805 Lots for Sale
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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

810 Home for Sale
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
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 $169,00O
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. Huge 4/3, 2826sf
on 5.22 ac! Flooding 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 $169,900 755-6488
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/lst 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

810 Home for Sale

Own a piece of history. Folk Vic-
torian in Wellborn. Includes triple-
wide MH. Total of 9 br's & 3ba.
Patti Tavlor @ 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 ML'S 78103
$169,900 386-623-6896
Sweeping Golf Course View!
Brick 3/2 w/screen porch. South-
ern Oaks Golf Course. 1980sf.
$164,900 #79585 Janet Creel.
719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate

820 Farms &
O2U 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

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Section D

Above, clockwise: '
Christian Service Center volunteers Harlene
Brown (from left), Lindsey Cox and Ann Hadsall
gather Christmas baskets, which includes foods like
vegetables, cookies, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce,
turkeys, eggs and bread.
Volunteer Randy Cox loads a bag full of food into
the back of a pickup during the Christmas basket
giveaway on Wednesday.
Shirley McManus, executive director of the Christian -
Service Center, prays with Fred Jones Wednesday
during the organization's Christmas basket giveaway.

y Helping [_I

11and at the 'UlJ

Christian Service Center
feeds 340 local
families for Christmas.
asty smells float in the air,
*l while friends and family gath-
er for a holiday mheal. Food
plays an
role in holiday celebra- *1 get a g
tions like Christmas. when I he
For 340 local
families, a whole- to people
some Christmas meal a nice way
was made possible to the c
with a basket from
the Christian Service Lindsey
The center has
given baskets of tur-
keys, bread, potatoes, canned goods and
cookies to needy families for 29 years, in
addition to year-round food donations.
"It is a good thing," said Charlie
Suydam, assistant executive director.
Food items are donated to the center, but
most people do not get to meet the grate-




ful families the food is given to, he said.
"We've all been struggling," said
Saretha Strickland, of Fort White,
who received a basket from the center
Wednesday. Her children, ages 2 and 6,
also received toys during the center's
Christmas party on Dec. 17. Without the
center, Strickland said she wasn't sure if
her children would have had presents on
Christmas morning.
"It was a great thing they did for us,"
said April Arce
of Lake City who
great feeling attended the
Christmas party
Ip give back and stopped by the
in need. It's center for a basket
to give back Wednesday. Arce
immunity.' said she and her
sister, Anna Arce,
labeled those pres-
ox, volunteer ents from Jesus.
Both woman have
two children and
have been unemployed for a while.
Families are interviewed and pre-reg-
istered to receive a basket, said Shirley
McManus, executive director of the
"It's a great feeling to be able to help
the community," she said.
Eighteen volunteers worked

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Donald Graves, 67, who is legally blind, volunteers to help organize the turkeys for distribu-
tion Wednesday. 'This is first class,' Graves said. 'A lot of people right now are hurting.'

Wednesday and Thursday to load bags of
food into cars and even bikes.
"It really makes you feel good knowing
you are helping so many people," said
volunteer Ann Hadsall, who also works

in the center's Lighthouse Gift Shop. "We
really like doing this."
"It's a bridge to help them get back on
their feet We hope and pray they do,"
Suydam said.


Ready for a visit from Frosty? It's time to get prepared

Cold weather plant pro-
tection isn't usually on
our minds when the
temperature is around
80 and the breezes are
warm and balmy. But being pre-
pared to protect vulnerable out-
door plants after a winter warm
spell is more important than ever.
Unprotected plants will most
likely be damaged by a cold snap
when they have not become accli-

mated to cold weather.
Keep some type of covering on
hand such as sheets, frost blan-
kets, paper bags or other materi-
als. Plastic is not recommended
because plant parts in contact
with the plastic will be injured.
You can even place a light bulb
or Christmas lights beneath the
cover to produce a small amount
of heat.
Moist soil will absorb and

retain heat better than dry soil. If
you water underneath the plant
during the day before an expected
freeze, the sun will warm the
moist soil. Cover plants early in
the day before the ground heat
escapes, and let the fabric extend
to the ground. The slowly radiated
heat from the soil can keep the
night air around the plant a couple
degrees warmer.
You have more options in pro-

tecting container grown plants. If
pots are moveable, they can be
kept in a shed or garage. Another
way to keep container soil from
losing too much heat is to arrange
pots close together in a protected
A word of caution about plant
freeze protection: be careful
about any lights that you use to
warm the air under coverings. A
GARDEN TALK continued on 2D



Christmas movies for you to

enjoy (some merry, some not)

Well, I hope
reading this
is having a
Christmas and enjoying
family, friends, gifts, great
food, and some time off. In
case you're wanting to see
some Christmas movies,
here as always, are a few

KID (1951). Bob Hope
in a Damon Runyon story
about a con man who
enlists other cons to play
bell-ringing street-corner
Santas, with the proceeds
not going to charity, of
course. Finally on DVD
after many years, this was
a hit in its day (it grossed
$2.3 million, a nice sum'
back then) and it's the film
that introduced the lovely

holiday standard, "Silver
Bells," sung by Hope
and leading lady Marilyn
Maxwell, after being start-
ed by the gruffest of the
spurious Santas, William
Frawley (yes, Fred Mertz

PARTNER (1978).
Check out Christopher
Plummer, sure to be an
Oscar winner next year
for his turn in 2011's
"Beginners," in this sleeper
film, where, like the crooks
in "Lemon Drop Kid," he
also plays a SantA up to no
good. He's casing out a
bank, but a teller (Elliott
Gould) figures things out,
and starts a cat-and-mouse.
game with Plummer that
gets really convulted and
gory. Great performances
by the two men, and by
Susannah York, who gives

Mark Kirby
new meaning to the term
"sleeping with the fishes."

(1984). Kudos if you can
see this hard-to-find film;
it's worth the effort. It
concerns Alan Bird (Bill
Paterson), a Scottish disc
jockey who, right before
Christmas, loses his girl-
friend and worse, gets into
a war between rival ice-
cream vendors in Glasgow,
Scotland. It's one of those
quirky films where there
aren't any belly laughs,

just lots of unobtrusive
gags that keep you smil-
ing throughout (such as
the little jingle played by
one company's ice cream
truck). Believe it or not,
the ice cream wars story
of Glasgow has a factual

Dick Van Dyke and Barbara'
Feldon, two of the most pop-
ular and gifted sitcom stars
of the 1960s, co-star in this
tale of a butler (Van Dyke)
who, to keep his employer
(played by Dame Edith
Evans) in luxury, must pull'
off robberies, climaxing in
a grand caper on Christmas
Eve. Van Dyke and Feldon
are always enjoyable to
watch, and for lovers of John
Williams' music, this is one
of his earliest film scores.


(1954). Surely still the
only movie to date narrated
by an Academy Award.
Screenwriter Dick Powell,
writing a film on juvenile
delinquency, gets an unwant-
ed present at Christmas
Eve in the form of teenaged
hellion Debbie Reynolds,
for help with his "research."
This is one odd movie, and
not just because of the huge
(nearly 30 years) difference
of the ages of leading man
and woman. At the time
the movie was condemned
by the Catholic Legion of
Decency, more for its title
than anything else!

STABLE (1949). As big
a 180 as you can get from
the naughtiness of "Susan,"
here is a film about two nuns
(played by Loretta Young
and Celeste Holm) trying
to raise funds to build a

children's hospital. It's not
really a Christmas film, but
it feels like one, and is most
often shown this time of
year. A big success in its day
(seven Oscar nominations)
and still enjoyable now, and
not treacly. Young and Holm
are excellent, as is Elsa
Lanchester, playing a painter
who houses the nuns.

(2005). Based on a true
story, this is a film about
the World War I Christmas
truce of December 1914 in
Western Europe, and its
effect on various French,
Scottish and German
soldiers. A powerful,
thought-provoking, and
definitely different movie,
great at any time of the

* Mark Kirby lives in Lake

Autism-friendly Santas a hit at malls, parties

By Stephanie Reltz if Ben walked close enough
Associated Press to any Santa, but with mixed
HARTFORD, Connecticut Now, he visits an autism-
Visiting a shopping mall friendlySantaeachDecember
to share Christmas wishes at a local playground. The
with Santa had always been sensitive Santa happens to
too much for 10-year-old Ben be Ben's grandfather, Ray
Borre, due to the autism that Lepak, who was compelled
makes the noise, lights and after seeing what his daugh-
crowds an unbearable tor- ter's family was experienc-
ment. ing.
But now a growing num- "Just because a family has
ber of "sensitive" Santas in a child with special needs
shopping centers, at commu- doesn't mean they don't want
nity parties and elsewhere all the same memories that'
are giving Ben and others a everyone else does," Borre
chance to meet the big guy said. "We all want those same
in autism-friendly settings holiday joyful moments; it
allowing their families to just has to be approached
capture Christmas memories differently."
that other families may _ale Ben's sister,-4-year-old Lila,
for granted. ".,. who does not have autism,.
Ohio-based Gli ntci and is getting wise to the fact
Realty Trust recently started that Santa and Grandpa bear
offering sensitive Santa ses- a suspicious resemblance.
sions in its two dozen malls But she's not letting on to
nationwide, and service orga- Ben.
nizations and autism family Lepak, 69, of Manchester
groups have recruited low- recently donned, his Santa
key Kris Kringles who adjust suit plus a brand-new
their demeanor to the special beard and snow-white wig
needs of their young guests. and met, with several
"Every. parent dreads Hartford-area children and .
the noise and chaos of the their parents. He's learned
mall' Santa scene, but this over the years how to pep
isn't even dreading. It's just it up for siblings who don't
literally un-doable for us," have autism, arid how to tone
said Darlene Borre of West it down for children who
Hartford, Ben's mother, seem overwhelmed.
Ben, a nonverbal fourth- He starts with a few mel-
grader, is among the up to low "Ho, Ho; Ho" greetings,
1.5 million Americans living watches for those who are
with autism spectrum disor- intrigued, and smiles or
ders that can include delays beckons to them to come
or disabilities in communica- closer. Many steer clear but
tion, behavior and socializa- watch him, either curiously
tion. They can range from or warily, while others remain
mild difficulties to significant disinterested.
impairments that make it dif-
ficult for those children to "You'll see them watch
interact with others. Santa out of the corner of
Many children with autism their eye, then little by little
are especially sensitive to they'll come closer, then
loud noises, jangling music, walk away as if you're not
crowds and unpredictable there, and come back in a
situations, and could not wait bit," Lepak said. "It's really
patiently in a long line to see about following their lead
Santia and communicating on their
The Borres tried without terms."
success a few times over the Some will give him a high
years to grab quick snapshots five; the braver ones might


Are you ready for Frosty?

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sit on his lap. At the recent nearby until their number
gathering, one child had no was called.
interest at all in Santa until Sell said they also turned
he realized that the big guy off the Christmas music,
in the bright red suit was will- dimmed the lights, sent
ing to push him on a swing -
and those fleeting moments

were enough for the boy's
family to snap pictures.
Growing numberof malls
also are setting aside spe-
cial times for sensitive Santa
visits when the shopping
centers would otherwise be
A recent autism-friendly
Santa visit at its Northtown"
Mall in Blaine, Minnesota,
just outside of Minneapolis,
drew 55 children despite
poor weather, and last year
drew more than 100.
Linda Sell, Northtown's
marketing director, said the
two-hour window on a recent
Sunday morning was devoid
of lines and the bustle of a
regular Santa visit Instead,
children could play and color

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Couples registered:
Dennille Folsom
"AJ" Andrew Decker
December 31, 2011

Jazan Nabinger
Blaiyze Neeley
January 21, 2012

Jaci Chapman
Chris Ward
April 14, 2012
We know exactly what they
want in a wedding or shower
gift. We update their list as gifts
are purchased, and gift wrap.


156 N. Marion Ave."
Lake City



celebrate 60th


Hoyt and Edie McLendon, mar-
ried Dec. 23, 1951 60 years ago -
celebrated their long life together on
Thanksgiving Day with their seven
children and 10 grandchildren.
They attribute their many years
to living for Christ and to healthy


This Dec. 11 photo provided
by Darlene Borre, shows her
son Ben Borre, 10, of West
Hartford, Conn., with an
autism-friendly Santa Claus,
Ray Lepak of Manchester,
Conn., who is also Ben's
grandfather. For families of
many children on the autism
spectrum, a visit with Santa
Claus at Christmas can be
nearly impossible unless
they're visiting one of the
growing number of "sensi-,
tive" Santas.

maintenance workers and
other potential distractions
away, and asked parents to
fill out a form to give Santa,
the heads up on the boys'"

Hoyt and Edie McLendon


and girls' wish lists.
"Some kids will sit next
to Santa. Some will want to
stand a little farther away and
look at him, or sit in the chair
next to him, or have mom or
dad next to him," Sell said.
For a child on the autism
spectrum, sometimes the
smallest item or gesture
can spark, a connection -
such as the Northtown Mall
Santa's gold watch or the tiny
Christmas train that rotates
inside of it
"It's so hard on some of
these families trying to take
some of the kids out," Lepak
said. "What a feeling that is,
when I'm inside the Santa
suit and I see those little
innocent faces. They love it
'and it-warms my heart."

- Complimentary




Proof of a mother's love is

found in simple treasures

DEAR ABBY: After a
long battle with cancer, my
beloved mother died. After
we got over the initial shock
of Mom's passing, we were
looking through her room.
It had always been ingrained
in us not to snoop through
Mom's things, so there .were
some feelings of guilt when
we did it
On her dresser was an
old jewelry box one of us
had given her for Christmas
years ago. It was a ratty old
thing covered in white vinyl,
its embossed gold paint long
gone. The latch was rusty, but
we finally managed to get it
open. There was no jewelry
inside. Instead, nestled in the
threadbare red velveteen,
were the treasures of a life-
time of loving.
There were the hospital
bracelets each of us had worn
as infants, a lock of my baby
hair, the first Mother's Day
card ever given to her, an old
school photo of me framed
in popsicle sticks, a gift card
written to her by my father
before we were born along
with other items that probably
wouldn't be worth 50 cents to,
anyone else. But they were
priceless to our mother.
My sister and I were
amazed. Our mom knew that
love isn't something you wait
for or something that comes
to you from elsewhere, but
rather that it's a behavior, a
way of being in the world.
Her personal treasures were
evidence not of the love she'd

Abigail Van Buren

received, but tokens of the
love she had given.
We decided to assemble a
scrapbook of these treasures,
to be kept for a year by each
of us then passed along to
the others as a Christmas gift
each holiday.
Please tell your readers
.that in the end, all that mat-
ters is the love you give. That
is our mother's legacy to us,
and it will ultimately be her
legacy to her great-grandchil-
This Christmas, while
missing our mother, we will
smile through our tears,
remembering how her face
would be alight with love
on Christmas morning at
the sight of us opening
the gifts she'd left under
the tree. And isn't that the
greatest gift we could ask
Please accept my sympathy
for the loss of your mother.
She must have been a won-
derful woman to have raised
such a sensitive son. It's
obvious that she knew and

taught each of you that
the most important gift we
can give each other isn't one
that's tangible. The most
important gift is love.

DEARRABBY: I'm a 13-year-
old girl and my mom's having
a baby. No, I'm not an only
child I have two half-broth-
ers and one sodn-to-be step-
brother. My mom has been
let down so many times in her
life by so many men. She has
told me to wait to have sex
until I'm married, and now
this happens and before
they get married.
Abby, I feel so disappointed
in her. I don't think my mom
"gets" how let down by her
I feel. How do I tell her? -
suspect your mother already
knows on some level what
you're thinking and that she
didn't set a good example. If
you feel it's necessary to vent,
then tell her just the way you
told me.
You appear to be an intel-
ligent young woman. So take
this as an. opportunity to learn
from the pain you have seen
her suffer from her poor
choices. It will keep you from
making the same mistakes
you have seen her make, and
it will serve you well now
and in the future.

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


ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Don't overdo it. You'll have
enough trouble keeping your
head screwed on straight with
everything going on around
you. Accept the inevitable
and you will avoid frustrating
obstacles. Don't feel bad if you
aren't able to offer your usual
good will. **
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Pick up the slack and
lend a helping hand to
friends or relatives experi-
encing a difficult time. Your
kind gesture, along with
modesty and moderation, will
send a positive message that
will impress everyone who
knows you. Don't overin-
dulge. *****
GEMINI (May 21-June
'20): Enjoy the youngsters in
your life. Your consideration
will be appreciated and will
attract the attention of some-
one who interests you roman-
tically. Love is highlighted,
and a commitment or prom-
ise from someone special can
be expected. ***A
CANCER (June 21-July
22): Friendships, personal
partnerships and dealing
with everyone you encounter
will bring your emotions to
the surface. Listen attentively

Eugenia Word

and show compassion and
you will enhance your reputa-
tion and gain respect as well
as extra offerings. ***
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Reflect on what you and the
people you love have experi-
enced this year. Your insight
and suggestions will be wel-
comed. A change is within
reach. Size up what everyone
has to offer and find a way to
market your skills and ser-
vices. ***
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Travel to be with loved ones.
Put everything else aside and
focus on having a little fun.
Spending time with children
and elders in your family will
lead to some interesting dis-
coveries about who you are
and what you can aspire to
be. *****A
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):'
Don't count on getting a lot
of help. You have to take
each situation that arises and
do your best. Love is high-
lighted, and it will enhance
your day and help you with-
stand any pressure or stress
imposed by getting together

by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another
TODAY'S CLUE: V equals Y

Previous Solution: "I got up one Christmas morning and we didn't have nothing
to eat ... we didn't have nothing." Muddy Waters
2011 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 12-26

with family. **
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): Travel time will give
you a chance to reminisce
about your past. Don't let
anyone talk you into doing
something you don't want
to do. Avoid overindulgence
and overspending. Don't take
anything said by family or
friends to heart. ****
Dec. 21): Make changes at
home that will please family.
Your chance to make a dif-
ference to someone going
through a tough time will raise
awareness and enhance your
reputation. Love is in the stars,
and a special end to a long day
looks promising. ***
Jan. 19): Set your sights on
your goals and share your
thoughts with friends and
family. Your positive attitude
and plans will inspire others
to strive for lifestyle improve-
ments in the future. You can
make a difference. ***
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): If you feel good, you will,
do good. That is your motto
for today and what you want
to portray to the people you
care about most Do your very
best to please friends and fam-
ily, and you will enhance your.
relationships. ***
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Offer assistance to an
organization caring for the
needy. What you give back
to your community will be
repaid in the confidence you
gain by doing something nice
for someone going through
tough times. Make your con-
tribution count. ****


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1 Natives of the
land known as
6 One "with eyes for
Sa cook?
10 Implied
15 Silken
18 Pasty
19 Share a view
20 Split
21 Plant's grain-
bearing part
22 Dislike of the
son of Mary,
Queen of Scots?
25 Prefix with bar
26 It's hard to
27 Heavy metal
28 Springtime
calendar hunk
30 Suffragist Carrie
Chapman ___
31 Catwalk ho-
33 March sisters'
37 Threatened
39 Conservative
40 Take the plunge
41 Southwest
42 "No introduction
needed" phrase
45 Soft-spoken
prayer ending?
48 Build a ,
53 Mosaicist, e.g.

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call from a touch-tone
p hone: 1-900-285-5656,
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imposed on it by
the Arab League
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57 Radioactivity
59 Mag space seller,
62 Golf cup name
63 Not just my
66 Practical joke
used on
70 Things may be
.picked up with
71 Cohesion
74 Brown, maybe
75 Highlighter
colors, often
78 Catholic
university in
80 County on one
side of the
Golden Gate
.83 Hauled, in a way
87 What sweaty
dancers create at
an annual awards
90 Rush .to get on
the train?
92 Jewish mourning
93 Dwarf with a
purple hat
94 Arm part
95 Mein ___
98 Like some
101 "Lumber"
collector in a
103 Where worms
don't last long?
106 It's found
between the

108 Rubber man?
109 Lunch inits..
110 "Consider it
115 Air pump
1 'setting: Abbr.
116 What black
holes swallow to
.bulk up?
119 "Horatio, thou
art __- as just a.
man ...
120 '"__ ride"
121 10E and 40
: long, e.g.
122 Former Red Sox
star Garciaparra
123 Lines with
crossings: Abbr.
124 Utopias
125 Mai
126 Purchase' that's

1 Fashion
2 "No guarantees"
3 "Yikes!"
.4 Mil. unit below a
5 Give a shot
6 A to Z, e.g.
7 University of ___,
S where Andrea
Bocelli earned a
law degree
8 Italian article
9 Engulfs
10 It may get stuck
in an eye
11 Small batteries
12 Desert and rain
13 Material in old
mah-jongg sets
14 Common break
15 Kook
16 Less stressful

17 Brit's
19 Neglect
23 Trapped like
24 Shore bird
29 Some terra cotta
31 Precipitating
32 Drink for a
33 Unwanted
swimming pool
34 What rakes may
35 Tilt
36 Kind of disc
38 Unidentified
41 Marx Brothers,
43 Yahoo!
44 FEMA part:
Abbr. 1
46 The Tigers of the
47 Tombstone figure
48 2000 musical
with the song
"Every Story Is a
Love Story"
49 Singer Anthony
50 Bro
51 13th, at times
52 40 million-
member org.
founded in 1958
55 Not so prevalent
58 Cleanup org.
60 Gigayear
61 Fairly
63 Unseat
64 "For __ us a
child ..."
65 Rembrandt van

67 Shoe named for a
68 LAX data

69 Romance novelist
72 Geoffrey the
.Giraffe's store
73 "I suppose so"
76 Core
77 Paid sports
79-Title of
81 Justin Bieber and
82 Ponytail locale
84 Newsman Marvin
or Bernard

85 Cube creator
86 When Juno and
Gold Beach were
88 Think too much
89 "Look ___
91 They're often
sold by the
93 One who works
with canines
95 Hold back

96 It gets the lead 107 Decides

97 Prepares'a bow,
with "up"
99 Monastery heads
100 Casting locale
101 Naked
102 Festoons
104 Writer Zora ___
105 Like much of
Fire Island's

110 Foe in the first
Indiana Jones
111 Unseat
112 Certain bean
113 Dutch cheese
114 Car sticker
117 Coal container
118 "Three Days of
the Condor" org.

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Staying out of the ring: Barely half of adults wed

By Leanne Italle
Associated Press
20-something, Erin
feels she made all ti
moves dating wis
graduated from coll<
spent three and a ha
with a boyfriend beft
moved in together.
Their cohabitatio
lasted only eight moi
"We broke up b
when you live with so
everything comes
surface," said Turn
remains single in Chi
her 30th birthday ap
es in March.
"You. start to se
people handle confro
financial realities, ct
es, the housework
we had been marr
would have been di
or fully on our way."
While Turner h(
marry one day, sh
sweating it at the
moment. Her
parents divorced
when she was
young and she
doesn't want
marriage badly
enough to settle.
She'd be sad if she
never married,
but she wouldn't
Heading into
2012, trend
watchers note
that,barely half of al
in the United States a
tried, and the median
the time of a first m.
has never been hig
slightly more than 2
old for women and n
for men.
In 1960, 72 per
those 18 or older we
tried. The percent
to 57 percent in 20
today it's just 51 1
according to a ne
Research Center ana
census data.
The share of m
could dip below ha
few years as single
households, single
and couples living t
outside the bounds
marriage multiply. Ti
ber of new marriage
U.S. fell 5 percent ju
2009 to 2010, a wrin
may or may not relate
bad economy, Pew r
er DVera Cohn said.
The decline is
among age groups
most dramatic
Turner's generation.
three out of every fiv
ages 18 to 29 were
in 1960, but now onl
five is.
Marriage also is

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he right
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to the
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ied we

hopes to
le's not

decline in other developed
countries, especially those
in Europe, and the trend is
starting to take root else-
where around the globe.
In Mexico City, for
instance, a recent propos-
al would allow couples to
"test drive" marriage with a
two-year contract, said Ann
Mack, a trend watcher for
JWT Intelligence, an arm
of the marketing giant If
the trial marriage didn't
work out, the parties could
walk away without lengthy
divorce proceedings.
Women, in particular, are
experiencing a mass mar-
riage rethink, Mack said. "A
growing number of women
are taking an alternate life
route that doesn't include
marriage as an essential
checkpoint," she said.
Retreat, maybe. But not
outright abandonment, said
Cohn and Stephanie Coontz,
who wrote "Marriage: A

In 1960, 72 percent of t
18 or older were marr
The percentage fell to
percent in 2000, and t<
it's just 51 percent
according to a new P
Research Center anal'
of census data.

11 adults History" and teaches fam-
are mar- ily studies at Evergreen
n age at State University in Olympia,
marriage Wash.
gher "We as a society have to
!6 years recognize that people do still
early 29 get married but cycle into
marriage later and may cycle
cent of out of marriage," she said. "I
*re mar- think marriage is perceived
ige fell as a very desirable good but
00, and no longer a necessity."
percent, In New York, 30-year-old
w Pew Grace Bello loves kids. Her
alysis of' mom was 30 when she gave
birth to her, but Bello didn't
marrieds have the American dream
alf in ,a of a picket fence, husband
E-person and 2.5 children in her head
parents growing up in Cupertino,
together Calif. She recently broke up
of legal with a guy she had been dat-
he num- ing casually for a few weeks
s in the and is busily pursuing a free-
Ist from lance writing career.
kle that
e to the "Not getting married
esearch- wouldn't be the worst thing
in the world," Bello said. "I
spread think the worst-case scenar-
but is io would be a loveless mar-
among riage that ends in divorce
Nearly and to be a single mom
'e adults supporting several kids. I'd
married rather be single for the rest
y one in of my life."
There's a lot to like about
on the living single, said Bella

DePaulo, who wrote the
book "Singled Out"
'We're so used to, as a
society, thinking about life
in terms of what it means
to be coupled and married
that we miss out on all the
ways in which living single
has some real attractions,
like having your own space,"
said DePaulo, who at 58 is
happily single herself.
Among the more dramatic
developments is a 17-point
marriage disparity along
education lines.
Nearly two-thirds of all
adults with college degrees,
or 64 percent, are married,
compared with 47 percent
with high school degrees or
less, according to the Pew
snapshot released Dec. 14.
Fifty years ago, college grad-
uates and those who had not
gone beyond high school
were about equally likely to
be married.
For less educated and
lower earning
women in partic-
those ular, Coontz said
ied. marriage is risk-
)57 ier than it used
to be.
today "Men's real
, wages have fallen
ew and they face a
lot of job insecu-
ysis rity, so a woman
who would -have
found a high
school graduate a
pretty damn good
catch in 1960 now has to say
to herself, Would it really
be smart of me to marry
this guy?' She's choosing to
focus on her own earning
A separate Pew survey
released last year found that
while nearly 40 percent of
respondents said marriage
is becoming obsolete, 61
percent of those who were
not married would like to be
"I need to support a future
family," said Vince Tornero,
a 23-year-old senior at
Ohio State University in.
Columbus. "I want to have
kids but I can't have kids if I
don't have money."
Pew also found that mar-
riage statistics vary by race,
with 55 percent of whites, 48
percent of Hispanics but just
31 percent of blacks mar-
"I thought I'd be mar-
ried by now, honestly," said
Keisha Pickett, who is 31,
black and single in Tampa,
Fla. "In my circle of friends,
they haven't necessarily
given up on it but they're
scared. You give it your all
and it could all blow up in
your face one day."

In this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, photo, Erin Turner poses for a photo in her apartment in
Chicago. As a 20-something, Turner feels she made all the right moves dating wise. She
graduated from college and spent three and a half years with a boyfriend before they moved
in together. Their cohabitation bliss lasted only eight months. While Turner hopes to marry
one day, she's not sweating it at the moment.


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Ancient Ten Commandments
scroll is shown in New York City

By Bonny Ghosh
Associated Press
A well-preserved
scroll of the Ten
discovered in a cave
went on display in
the city for the first
time Friday.
The tiny scroll
will be shown for
10 days at the
Discovery Times
Square exhibi-
tion space before
returning to

The parchment,
which dates to
between 50 B.C. and 1 AD.,
was discovered in a cave
near the Dead Sea in 1952.
It must be kept in a light-
environment to avoid dete-
rioration, exhibit organizers
"TheTen Commandments
scroll is actually in very
good condition consider-
ing it's 2,000 years old,"
exhibit curator Risa Levitt
Kohn said. "And if someone
was able to read modern
Hebrew they could actually
look at this scroll and make
their way through the text"
The scroll's Israeli con-
servator, Tatina Treiger,
said the parchment is "frag-
ile, so brittle."

Conservators examine a portion of
the Dead Sea Scrolls containing the
ten commandments before the scrolls'
installation at Discovery Times Square
in New York, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

Written in Hebrew, the
scroll contains the text of
the Ten Commandments
from Deuteronomy, the fifth
book of the Old Testament,
and is considered to be the
best-preserved artifact with
the biblical principles. The
scroll likely was used as a
prayer leaflet
It is on display with about
900 other scrolls also discov-
ered in caves near the Dead
Sea by Bedouin shepherds
between 1947 and 1956.
The exhibit has the larg-
est collection of biblical arti-
facts ever displayed outside
Israel. It has been on dis-
play around the world.
The writers of the scrolls
are still a mystery and topic
of debate among scholars
and historians.

This holiday season, give a friend or loved one

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