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By RICK BURNHAMrburnham@lakecityreporter.comThe Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Lake City Monday to assist vic-tims of Tropical Storm Debby. The cen-ter will be located at 484 SW Commerce Drive, Suite 145 (in the Westfield Square Shopping Center) and will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. In addi-tion to those from FEMA, representatives from the Small Business Administration and state agencies will be on hand to take applications for disaster assistance pro-grams, including grants, low-interest loans, unemployment payments and other relief programs. Debby rolled through North Florida in late June with high winds and torren-tial rains, swelling rivers and streams and flooding low-lying areas. Local officials said late last week that more than 400 homes had suffered damages during the storm. President Obama declared Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Pasco and Wakulla counties to be major disaster areas early last week. Harvey Campbell, public information officer for Columbia County Emergency Operations, said Saturday that people remain in dire need of assistance through-out the county. Â“Are there still people stranded? Yes,Â” he said. Â“We need them to let us know they are there, and we will see what we can do to help their situation.Â” At least one local family got help Saturday from emergency officials who needed a fire truck to get to them. Timothy and Alexis Baranek, who live between county roads 242 and 240 off Branford Highway, said they had been stranded for 12 days. They still had food for themselves, but not for their five dogs, four of which were strays they took in. Â“ItÂ’s wonderful to know someone cares enough to help us,Â” Alexis Baranek said of the emergency shipment. Â“At least our dogs are taken care of for the time being.Â” CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Dean: Suspend A&M band. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 1CObituaries .............. 5AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles ................. 5B 96 72 Few T-storms WEATHER, 6A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSP APER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Guarding againstmold and more after Debby. Sweet 16th a lifesavingcelebration. SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 138, No. 118 1D 1C 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterRed Cross administrative assistant Jan Fournier, of El Dor ado, Ark., watches as Dave Orwig, of Lagrange, Ga., loads a palette of bottled water onto a truck loading supplies for POD sites, which will house items like snacks, bug spray, tarps an d comfort kits. The Westfield Investment Group is letting the Red Cross and FEMA use 12,000-and 2 ,100-square-foot buildings, respectively, rent-free for as long as they need.JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterSharon Phillips moved into a van in her neighborÂ’s y ard with her two dogs while her home remains flooded. Â‘ IÂ’m devastated, flat-out devastated,Â’ said Phillips, who had been living in her home since 1986. Â‘No one can afford what a flood costs. YouÂ’re brok e before you start. I donÂ’t know what I can do.Â’ His heartÂ’sin theright place FEMA setting up shop;some remain stranded Transplant doesnÂ’t slow Baton Rouge Red Cross worker.Pair of fundraisers scheduled for todayFrom staff reportsTwo benefit fundraisers for local flood victims are scheduled for today. The Baby Boppers presents: Bopping For a Cause! Community flood fundraiser and donation drop-off will take place from 1-3 p.m. at the Lake City Mall Center Court. A $10 childrenÂ’s party pass and additional $5 for each additional child will give attendees access to a live DJ, gams, face painting, a bounce house and give-a-ways. Several characters are also scheduled to make appearances. Storm victims are in need of toilet tissue, tooth brushes, toothpaste, combs, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, diapers, FUNDRAISERS continued on 3A By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comS teve Landry is no stranger to working under emergency conditions at disaster relief shelters. HeÂ’s a seasoned vol-unteer, and he puts his heart into his work. From the death, destruction and displacement brought by Hurricane Katrina to the flood-ing from Tropical Storm Debby, as an American Red Cross volunteer Landry has strived to be there for people trying to recover from a personal tragedy in their lives. For the next few days, he will be in Columbia County, helping residents who survived Tropical Storm Debby. Landry, a heart transplant recipient, is a survivor as well. Following Hurricane Katrina the 59-year-old volunteered with the American Red Cross where he opened a disaster relief shelter in Baton Rouge on Aug. 20, 2005. The shelter did not close until June 10, 2006, months after the deadly storm TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterLandry at work unload-ing bottled water for local flood victims.Benefit concert: $17K andcounting HEART continued on 3A By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comMore than 200 Columbia County residents showed their concern by pitching in to help flood impacted vic-tims during a Saturday fundraiser. The Three Rivers Rain Relief Fundraiser, held Saturday night at the Columbia County Fairgrounds banquet hall, had raised more than $17,000 for local flood victims by press time, two hours before the eventÂ’s conclusion. Â“WeÂ’ve just been so thrilled with the fundraiser,Â” said Teresa Morgan, one of the event organizers. Â“We had over 200 people that came, ate, bonded with other people and told their stories.Â” Proceeds of the fundraiser will be donated to flood victims, primarily to BENEFIT continued on 3A Recovery center opens Monday; no word yet on number of residents still isolated FEMA continued on 3A
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Psalm 18:30 NIV Thought for the Day The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela LOS ANGELES Forget the movie. This Exorcist is turning heads by not turning heads. Were not going to throw up all over the audience, noted actor Richard Chamberlain while on a recent rehearsal break at the Geffen Playhouse in LAs Westwood Village. Chamberlain is one of the stars of the Geffens new stage adaptation of the 1971 William Peter Blatty novel about a girl who may be possessed by Satan, the girls distraught mother, and the senior and junior priests charged to save the day. The book was a phenomenon. And yet for many, its memory is overshad owed by the 1973 William Friedkin film, which provided visceral thrills aplenty, including Linda Blairs famous head-spinning scene. The Geffen production, running through Aug. 12, reaches back to Blattys decidedly more cerebral treat ment: scaring up a serious discussion of psychology, faith, love and evil. Little wonder bringing The Exorcist to the stage appealed to playwright John Pielmeier. He explored similar territory with his Broadway breakthrough, the 1982 hit Agnes of God, about a psychol ogist at odds with a mother superior over a nuns claim she experienced a virgin birth. (The Exorcist) is very much the bookend to my writing career, noted Pielmeier. If Agnes was the one end of it; this is toward the end of the other end. There are also ties that bind The Exorcist to earlier works by the director, John Doyle, whose credits include daring revivals of two Stephen Sondheim favorites: Company and Sweeney Todd. Youre always going to get audi ence members who are wanting to get what they first saw, Doyle said of Exorcist-film fans who give the stage version a shot. My job is to tell the story as if its never been told before. Beyond Chamberlain, the other well-known cast member is Brooke Shields, who plays the mother. While she has stage experience, its as a replacement for leads in musicals. Shields said The Exorcist returns her to her pubescent days, working with such revered directors as Louis Malle (Pretty Baby) and Franco Zeffirelli (Endless Love). And, basically, (with) Louis and Zeffirelli, I got spoiled, Shields admitted. Everything has paled in comparison in between (then and working with Doyle), to be honest. So is The Exorcist on stage heading to the Great White Way? You always want to do it on Broadway, said actor David Wilson Barnes, who portrays the younger priest. But he warned that such thoughts could be counterproduc tive, at least at this stage. Because you start making it into a Broadway thing, as opposed to the thing that it wants to be, he explained. And if the thing that it wants to be then becomes the Broadway thing, thats fantastic. Angelina Jolie visits Bosnia for film festival SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina Angelina Jolie has arrived in Bosnia to attend the Sarajevo Film Festival, this time as the citys honor ary citizen. Jolie has previously visited the country as a UNHCR ambassador which inspired her to make her own movie about the 1992-95 Bosnia war. In the Land of Blood and Honey was released last year. In April, authorities in Sarajevo named the actress-director an honorary citizen in recognition of her directorial debut. Jolie landed in Bosnias capital on Saturday with three of her children and will appear on the red carpet at the film festival in the evening. Justin Bieber cited for speeding, claims chase LOS ANGELES Heartthrob singer Justin Bieber has been tick eted for speeding on a Los Angeles freeway after being chased by at least one other vehicle, authorities said. The 18-year-old Boyfriend and Baby crooner was cited for driving in excess of 65 mph at about 10:45 a.m. on Friday morning, after calls came in complaining of a freeway chase on southbound U.S. Highway 101 near Studio City, said Officer Ming Hsu of the California Highway Patrol. Bieber told officers he was being chased by paparazzi, Hsu said. The second vehicle left the area and theres a search to find that driver, Hsu said. Hsu did not have a description of the other vehicle. A call and an email to Biebers publicist werent immediately returned. The claim of a chase is backed by eyewitness Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, who called authorities after seeing Biebers distinctive chrome Fisker Karma being chased by five or six other cars. On his morning commute to City Hall, Zine said he saw Biebers sports car drive up behind him and zoom around him, weaving wildly in and out of traffic while five or six other cars gave chase. Zine, who spent 33 years as an officer for the LAPD, estimated the chase exceeded 100 mph as paparaz zi engaged in wild maneuvers to keep up with Bieber, including driv ing on the shoulder and cutting off other vehicles. Zine said Bieber was breaking the law by driving recklessly and speed ing, and the paparazzi were breaking the law by hounding him. This was very bizarre, very outra geous and showed a total disregard for life and property, Zine said. TALLAHASSEE Florida A&Ms dean of students wanted to suspend the schools marching band for hazing prac tices three days before Robert Champions death. Dean Henry Kirby urged administrators at FAMU to shut down the band similar to the way it did to a fraternity in 2006. The school suspended the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity chapter on campus after five members were charged with using wooden canes to beat a pledge during an initiation ritual. Kirbys notes were in materi als obtained through public records request by various media. And while the professor has not discussed his notes, they indicate he sought a long-term suspension to stop hazing prac tices within the band. Police Chief Calvin Ross asked administrators to keep the band home from the Nov. 19 game because of the hazing issues. Womans skeleton found in woods CORAL SPRINGS Authorities say a fully clothed skeleton found in the woods by hikers belongs to a South Florida woman who vanished nearly four months ago. Two hikers found the skeleton Thursday along a remote trail in a Coconut Creek park. Dental records were used to confirm that the remains belonged to Maria Claudia Murphy of Coral Springs. Murphy was last seen in March on a street corner in Coconut Creek after apparently walking from a restaurant park ing lot near Coral Springs, about four miles away. Murphys sister, Martha Valderrama, tells the Sun Sentinel that its still not clear what made Murphy leave her car and begin walking. Police say the medical exam iner will determine a cause of death, including whether foul play was involved. Immigrant lawyer: Clear me for bar TALLAHASSEE An ille gal immigrant says an Obama administration change to U.S. immigration policy means there are no grounds to deny him a Florida law license. President Barack Obama announced last month that ille gal immigrants no older than 30 who arrived as children, have no criminal history, and have high school degrees or military ser vice could stay and work in this country. In a motion filed Thursday, Jose Godinez-Samperio told the state Supreme Court that the administrations order makes him eligible for legal immigra tion status and work authoriza tion in the U.S. The significance of this action for (Godinez-Samperio) and for the issues before this Court cannot be overstated, says the motion filed in Tallahassee by Godinez-Samperios attor ney, Talbot DAlemberte. No grounds remain for denying or further delaying his admission to the Florida Bar. The motion asks the court to order the Florida Board of Bar Examiners to either conclude its investigation into GodinezSamperios application or admit him. Godinez-Samperios parents brought him to the U.S. from Mexico on a visitors visa when he was 9. His parents overstayed their visas and never returned to Mexico. He grew up in rural Hillsborough County. His father, a veterinarian in Mexico, milked cows on a dairy farm. His moth er, a dentist, worked at a factory that made sliding glass doors. Godinez-Samperio, 25, gradu ated from Floridas New College, earned a law degree from Florida State and passed the bar exam. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners, though, declined to admit him, instead asking the justices for an advisory opinion on whether illegal immigrants can be licensed as lawyers. Earlier this year, seven U.S. representatives and Puerto Ricos nonvoting resident com missioner joined four former American Bar Association presidents in urging the state Supreme Court to grant Godinez-Samperio a law license. Police: Man shot fireworks at officers ORLANDO Orlando police say a man shot fireworks at officers clearing downtown bars after Fourth of July festivi ties. Police say three officers on bicycles had to take cover behind vehicles early Thursday as green fireballs shot toward them from the rear of a parked van. According to a police report, Khasim Stephenson told inves tigators that he never meant to shoot the fireworks at the offi cers but he had lit the explo sives without having anywhere to put them. Stephenson was arrested on several attempted seconddegree murder charges. Orlando news station WFTV reports that Stephenson refused to answer questions as he left jail Friday night. Stephenson was on house arrest after posting $16,000 bond. Man stabbed in heart, hospitalized ST. PETERSBURG Police say a Tampa Bay-area was stabbed in the heart during brawl outside his home. According to St. Petersburg Police, Jeriel Danford got into an argument with a woman outside his home late Friday and then began battering her. The woman left but returned a short time later with family members. Police say Danford was stabbed in the chest by an unknown person during a brawl that followed the womans return. The blade pierced Danfords heart. Police say Danford was hos pitalized Saturday in critical but stable condition. Police say they have not yet identified a suspect in the stab bing. Car with 3 wounded drives up to trooper MIAMI A Florida Highway Patrol trooper handling a fenderbender on a Miami-area highway suddenly found himself tending to three gunshot victims. FHP spokesman Tom Pikul says a car with four people pulled up behind the trooper Friday night on State Road 826 as he was tending to the acci dent. Three of the people in the car had gunshot wounds and one window had at least one bullet hole. The trooper called MiamiDade Police for help. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tells The Miami Herald that the three gunshot victims were airlifted to a hospital. Police were investi gating the shooting. A warning sign is seen posted to a tree as water levels from Tropical Storm Debbie begin to slowly creep down. Keep it slow JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter
From staff reports Two Lake City men, one of whom remains at large, were indicted on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery Friday by a Columbia County grand jury, State Attorney Skip Jarvis said. Larry Ernest Grandison, 42, and James Leonard Johnson, 23, face capital charges in the April 27 shooting death of local convenience store owner Rajni Patel, 55. According to police, Grandison shot Patel in the early afternoon rob bery while Johnson took money from behind the counter. Johnson was apprehend ed May 19 in Jacksonville and is being held with out bond at the Columbia County Detention Facility. Grandison, his father-inlaw, remains at large. This is a very tragic incident in which a family came to America to reach for the American dream, Jarvis said. The true tragedy is that these two individuals have robbed them of that. Its my job to make certain the criminal justice system works for them. 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The event is free and attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items for flood victims. people who lost their homes or have been displaced by flooding. Theyre out of their homes right now because of this flood and they have tremendous expenses, Morgan said. Were going to provide them with money to help them with food, lodg ing, gas and home supplies. The funds will be distrib uted to Catholic Charities, directly to the flood victims, in the form of gift cards. Those cards will be dis tributed from businesses in our community so all of the moneys that are donated will be kept local as well. Thats a really neat thing for our com munity, Morgan said. Fundraising efforts will continue throughout the coming week. BENEFIT Continued From 1A displaced thousands of Louisiana residents. His focus was to help the sur vivors. And then, in December 2006, doctors told Landry he needed a heart trans plant. He had suffered five heart attacks. My heart was messed up, he said. My heart muscle was shot. I was not expected to live up to Christmas 2007. On November 12, 2007, at about 1 a.m. Landry received a call from medi cal personnel at his home, about 80 miles from Baton Rouge. They told him to be at the hospital in two hours. They told me they had my heart, he said. So, me and my wife took off. We left our kids. We couldnt even bring our kids it was too early. He had his oldest daugh ter drive her siblings to the hospital later. Landry arrived at the hospital around 3 a.m. where he was prepped and taken into surgery. They cracked me open just like you see it on TV, he said. After about 10 a.m. that morning, a helicopter flew in, a doc tor came in with a little ice chest and they walked in and put my heart in and eight hours later I woke up. I was in pretty bad shape but they gave my wife a prognosis that I was going to do good. Ive been good ever since. Landry is the shelter manager at Richardson Middle School where he is putting his heart into help ing Tropical Storm Debby victims. We house, we feed and we make sure the clients needs are met, he said. We keep in contact with them, we talk to them and we find out, by talking to them, what their needs might be and where we can assist Red Cross individu als with client case work in giving them a heads-up on what they can be looking for upon first entering the shelter in starting their cli ent case work. There are more than 300 American Red Cross volun teers in Florida helping in disaster recovery operations following Tropical Storm Debby. Landry brought a disas ter strike team over from Baton Rouge with five other team members last week. We left Baton Rouge Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. and we arrived in Gainesville 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Landry said. The Red Cross shelter at the school has been in place since June 26 and is still operating. Were doing the same thing today we did last Tuesday, he said, speaking of services Red Cross is providing to clients utilizing the shelter. Coming to Lake City to help storm victims is Landrys eighth disaster relief operation. He said volunteering is his way of paying back for the second chance at life he was given. Ive always known I had heart problems, he said. Being retired I can do this. I leave the wife and kids at home every time I come and they know that some thing was put in me that makes me want to pay back, some kind of way. This is how Im paying back for what I was left with. They dont have a problem with me coming and they know I enjoy this helping other people. Landrys effort to pay back doesnt end with the American Red Cross. Later his summer, he and his 14year-old son are scheduled to travel to Arizona with a church group where they will build wheel chair ramps for Navajo Indians. Landry has been mar ried for 37 years. His wife, three daughters and his son are all involved with the American Red Cross. HEART Continued From 1A Alexis Baranek said she normally gets a shipment of dog food about once a month, but this time the FedEx truck couldnt get through. Shes also glad to still have her house, which escaped the flood undamaged. Being strandeds not fun but not having your home would be a lot worse, she said. Generally, FEMA funds to repair homes are limited to making the structure safe, functional and sani tary. The money can not be used to return the home to its condition before the disaster or make improve ments above its pre-disaster condition, unless required by building codes. FEMA money may be used to repair foundations, walls, roofs, windows, doors, floors, ceilings, cabinetry, septic or sewage systems, wells, air conditioning sys tems, utilities, and entranc es and exitways. Mobile home repairs allowed including blocking, level ing anchoring and recon necting to utilities. Money to repair dam aged personal property is limited to items or services that help prevent or over come hardship or injury. FEMA may cover disasterrelated medical and dental costs, clothing, household items, tools required for employment, necessary educational materials, a vehicle damaged by the disaster, moving and stor age expenses related to the disaster and disaster-speci fied clean up items. FEMA officials said that local residents who plan to visit the DRC should be prepared to provide the fol lowing information: Social Security Number, incuding that of both spouses; pri vate insurance information, if available; the address and zip code of the damaged property and directions to it; daytime telephone num bers; an address for mail; bank account numbers (including routing num bers), if disaster assistance funds should be sent to a particular account. Assistance for individu als and families can also include: n Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. n Grants to replace per sonal property and help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-relat ed needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid pro grams. n Unemployment pay ments up to 26 weeks for workers who temporar ily lost jobs because of the disaster and who do not qualify for state benefits, such as self-employed indi viduals. n Low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insur ance. Loans available up to $200,000 for primary resi dence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses. Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance. n Loans up to $2 million for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes that have suffered disasterrelated cash flow problems and need funds for working capital to recover from the disasters adverse econom ic impact. n Loans up to $500,000 for farmers, ranchers and aquaculture operators to cover production and prop erty losses, excluding pri mary residence. n Other relief programs: Crisis counseling for those traumatized by the disas ter; advisory assistance for legal, veterans benefits and social security matters. For more information visit www.fema.gov FEMA Continued From 1A TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Wayne Levy and Friends, a local contemporary jazz and pop group, perform Saturday during the Three Rivers Rain Relief Fundraiser at the Columbia County Fairgrounds banquet hall.
T he annual Independence Day party that I host at my California home was particularly alive with conversation this year -con-versation probably not too differ-ent from what was heard in a lot of backyards around the country. Folks are concerned that our nation is in bad shape and dan-gerously, maybe even hopelessly, adrift. The choreography was in place to assure a downbeat Independence Day party for a house filled with conservatives: a listless economy, coupled with the cold shower of the Supreme Court decision the previous week giving most of Â“ObamacareÂ” a constitutional green light. To compound the injury, the dis-mally disappointing decision was written and handed down by a chief justice, an alleged conserva-tive nominated by a Republican president. But Chief Justice John RobertsÂ’ words captured, really, the rub of what is bothering many conserva-tives: Â“Members of this court are vested with the authority to inter-pret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the preroga-tive to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our nationÂ’s leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.Â” Maybe how Roberts interpreted the Constitution disappointed. But his point is indisputable: If youÂ’re looking for political leader-ship, Â“ItÂ’s not our job.Â” Conservatives are looking for leadership at this difficult and challenging time. Maybe because this July 4 crowd at my home consisted of many longtime Southern Californians, there was talk about Ronald Reagan. Yes, Jimmy Carter was bad. But Reagan did not just run against a bad economy and a confused, uninspiring president. He understood and believed in America -and he ran on this vision. This is leadership. It happens that last month marked the 25th anniversary of ReaganÂ’s famous Â“tear down this wallÂ” speech in Berlin. Its author, Peter Robinson, recalled the event in a Wall Street Journal column. The story has been told many times. But it cannot be recalled too many times that the political professionals -the presidentÂ’s advisers and various members of the presidentÂ’s staff -opposed including the Â“tear downÂ” line. Despite numerous attempts to remove the line from the speech, it stayed in -because of Reagan. This is leadership.The problems we have today did not start four years ago. They are the accumulation of many years of a slow but consistent departure from our core princi-ples of being a free nation, under God. Of our now almost $15.6 trillion in debt -100 percent of our gross domestic product -nearly $5 tril-lion was added over the last four years. But $10 trillion -almost two-thirds -was added over the last 12 years. Our public school systems hold 60 million children captive by teachers unions dedicated to left-wing ideas and moral relativ-ism. The traditional American family is becoming a relic of history. Out-of-wedlock births and the use of abortion as birth control have become fixtures of our society. We have a health-care problem with or without John RobertsÂ’ unpopular decision. The left has a leader. He is in the White House and he is lead-ing us into oblivion. Where is conservative leadership -leadership that will remind us that American community is defined by personal responsibil-ity, not by government mandates? ONE OPINION In search of Conservative leadership LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Kenny MerrikenÂ’s letter to the Editor appearing July 4th, 2012 clearly establishes the truth in the following quote from Mark TwainÂ’s Â“The Chronicle of Young SatanÂ”. Â“When you are in politics, you are in a waspÂ’s nest with a short shirt-tailÂ”. Hypothetically placing myself in the position of the four can-didates for Superintendent of Schools who were blindsided by the question Mr. Merriken posed to them at the Tea Party meeting on June 28th rendered me temporarily speechless, but having since recovered, here are several questions of my own for the voters who were there and witnessed this spectacle. One, am I correct in observing that it only takes one religious bully to traumatize four competing candidates for Superintendent of Schools by bushwhacking them with a fundamentally unanswerable question configured in such a manner as to polarize the crowd rather than elicit a candid response? Two, am I correct in further proposing that it takes a village of idiots to legitimize this kind of grandstanding by not speaking out against it, and is the electorate of Columbia County to become that village? Three, will someone please clarify how a valid comparison can be made between the quan-titative measurement of rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby and any known theory of human origin? My answer as to whether or not your pompous proclamation was correct, I honestly donÂ’t know, Mr. Merriken, and inci-dentally, neither do you!Marian LewisLake CityA great 4th Wonderful 4th of July fireworks display. I think the event should be held at the fairground every year. There was much better/closer parking, better viewing (the downtown has many obstructions), easier to get out afterward with less traf-fic hassle, and better access to retail food/drinks/restrooms. Hopefully consideration will be given to make this the annual location and not just an emer-gency location for the event! Beverly PardeeLake CityThanks for the help On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, my grandson Caleb and I were going to town. I made the mis-take of trying to go Troy Road and my car was flooded by the lake that is there and my grand-son and I were stranded. I called 911 and told them my situation, that water was over the seats and rising. They said someone would be there as soon as possible. Two deputies walked in the water and helped us out of the car and out of water. By the time we reached dry land there were five deputies and Sheriff Mark Hunter to help us. They helped get insurance started, wrecker service and took us home. I cannot imagine being treated any kinder than we were. I wish to thank: Sheriff Mark Hunter, Sgt. Lussier, Major Kitchings, Deputy Busby, Deputy Bailey and Deputy Porter.Joan ColemanLake City Just say no to religious bullies Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. 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BY E-MAIL: email@example.com Q The Washington Times OPINION Sunday, July 8, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A4AEDIT ANOTHER VIEW Star Parkerparker@urbancure.org Q Star Parker is president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (www.urbancure.org). T he latest Obama 2012 campaign slo-gan is Â“Betting on America.Â” However, the latest round of dismal economic news shows that when it comes to the economy, President Obama is a poor gambler, and the country is headed for bust. June figures showed 8.2 percent official unemployment. This is unchanged from the pre-vious month, which is very bad news for the administration. A month ago, Mr. Obama declared confidently that Â“the private sec-tor is doing fine,Â” but there was nothing in the new job numbers to back him up. Second-quarter job growth dropped an average of 226,000 per month in the first three months of the year to 75,000, which doesnÂ’t even keep pace with population growth. At the same time, 85,000 people left the work force and filed for Social Security Disability Insurance. This fits a general pattern in recent years. The Obama campaign trumpets the 2.6 million jobs it Â“createdÂ” since June of 2009, but over the same period, 3.1 million work-ers went on disability. The pri-vate sector isnÂ’t fine, it is on life support. Mr. Obama wants the country to double down, but there are signs that the economy is head-ed for a double-dip. Consumer confidence has fallen for four straight months, according to the Conference Board. In 2012, it is still the economy, stupid. The White House responded to the rash of bad news by say-ing there are Â“no quick fixes,Â” which is an odd thing to say this far into the administration. The fact is that the economy cannot be Â“fixedÂ” by policies that pile on new debt, stifle job creation and seek government solutions to problems created by too much government in the first place. At some point, Americans will realize that the Obama administrationÂ’s supposed fixes are too toxic for the economy to tolerate. Betting on Mr. Obama is not worth the gamble. You got to know when to fold them. Gambling against America T he U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled June 26 that the Environmental Protection Agency was Â“unam-biguously correctÂ” in applying the Clean Air Act to combat car-bon dioxide. The court deferred to the scientific judgment of EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson in the agencyÂ’s endangerment find-ing that this gas, which is pro-duced by all humans, becomes harmful to human health when it is a byproduct of man-made technological advances such as automobiles. The Coalition for Responsible Regulation, composed of indus-try organizations and several states, sued the EPA, arguing that the agency relied on flimsy science to justify imposing heavy air-quality regulations that dam-age economic growth. The fed-eral judges reviewing the case didnÂ’t care. Â“This is how science works,Â” read the opinion. Â“EPA is not required to re-prove the existence of the atom every time it approaches a scientific ques-tion.Â” In other words, the court accepted the EPA-approved notion that global warming is Â“settled scienceÂ” and any further consideration is unnecessary. True science is never settled. As a systematic process of inquiry, it relentlessly searches for a better explanation for an observed phenomenon. When new information invalidates a previously held belief, a fresh hypothesis replaces the discred-ited one. The global warming theory argues that combustion of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, which traps the sunÂ’s rays in an atmospheric greenhouse effect. Unless we trade in our motorcars for bicycles, they argue, rising temperatures will cripple the planetÂ’s ecosystem. If this frightening tale were true, there would be a clear correlation between increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and rising temperatures. However, while carbon dioxide levels have increased steadily with the advent of the industrial age, global temperatures havenÂ’t risen in concert. Rather, they have fluctuated, failing to demon-strate a cause-effect relationship. The science is hardly settled. In many respects, the appellate courtÂ’s hands were tied by the Supreme Court, which in 2007 ruled in Massachusetts v. EPA that the agency was authorized to regulate carbon dioxide, an essential building block of life, as a Â“pollutant.Â” The high court majority bought into the sensationalism sur-rounding the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that human activity was warming the Earth and immediate action was necessary to avoid environmen-tal catastrophe. It was only later, in 2009, that climategate broke, revealing that climatologists subverted the scientific process by attempting to hide data that undermined their predictions of rising tem-peratures. Since then, a growing body of climate scientists has challenged the warmist model, asserting that climate isnÂ’t determined simply by atmospheric carbon dioxide. Fossil fuels have done more to provide power, mobility, health and well-being than any other advance aside from, perhaps, the wheel and the discovery of fire. ItÂ’s not something that should be thrown away based on the myth-ical, anti-scientific proclamations of a cadre of politically motivated bureaucrats. Q The Washington Times Court decrees Global Warming
July 9 Small Farms, Alternative Enterprises Interested in becoming part of Floridas small farm community? University of Florida/IFAS Columbia County Extension is partnering to host the Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference, July 27-29 in Kissimmee. The confer ence will feature Florida farmers, a trade show with suppliers and resources, farm tours and networking opportunities, live animal exhibits and a Saturday evening social. Early reg istration ends July 9 To register or for more infor mation go to www.confer ence.ifas.ufl.edu/small farms or contact Derek Barber at the Columbia County Extension Office at (386)752-5384. Class of meeting The Columbia High School class of 1980 will have a planning meeting for the class 50th birthday party July 9 at 6 p.m. at Ed Higgs place. Anyone can come to this meeting. For more information call 229232-1238. Home dedication Habitat for Humanity of Lake City/Columbia County officers and board of directors and partner family, Annie Mosley and family would like to invite you to their Home Dedication Ceremony, Monday, July 9 at 4 p.m., 383 SE Lomond Ave.,Lake City, FL 32025. July 10 Historical society The Columbia County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the downtown library. James Montgomery will be the guest speaker. The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Sean McMahon at 754-4293 for further information. July 11 Alz. workshop The Alzheimers Association in partnership with Columbia County Senior Services will be presenting a workshop July 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon entitled Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters. This program is free of charge and anyone who wishes to learn more about Alzheimers dis ease is welcome. Topics covered will include: the ten most common warn ing signs of Alzheimers disease, the importance of an early and accurate diagnosis, and working with a medical team. To register for this work shop or for more informa tion, please contact the Alzheimers Association at (800) 272-3900. Master gardeners The UF Master Gardeners program will have an open house for fall training Wednesday, July 11 from 10to 11 a.m. at the Columbia County Extension Office at the county fairgrounds. July 17 Pet loss workshop Coping with the Loss of your Pet will be offered to the public on Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd (Lake City Plaza). The work shop, facilitated by Dr. Joy Dias, director of Client Counseling and Support Services at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will offer an overview of grief and understanding with a loss of a pet. There is no cost. For information or to register, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962. The Wings Education Center is a program of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast. July 19 Class of 72 meeting The CHS Class Of 1972 will have reunion meeting 7 p.m. July 19 at Beef OBradys. For informa tion contact George H. Hudson Jr. 386-623-2066. July 20 Juggler event The Columbia County Public Library will host Ron Anglin, Juggler Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Fort White Branch Library and 3 p.m. at the Main Library. July 21 Class of 80 party The Columbia High School class of 1980 will have a 50th birth day party July 21 at 5 p.m. at Ed Higgs place. Cost is $23 per person, which includes a barbe cue dinner with two sides and soft drinks. RSVP by July 16 and mail money to Melinda Spradley Pettyjohn, 1811 SW County Rd 242A, Lake City, Fl 32025. For more information call 229-2321238. Ongoing Live Oak Artists Guild The Live Oak Artists Guild, in partnership with the Suwannee River Regional Library, will be representing their annu al fine arts exhibition Autumn Artfest 2012 Sept. 10-21. Applications, with an entry fee of $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers, must be submitted by Aug. 21. Applications are available at the following locations. The Frame Shop and Gallery, Rainbows End and the Suwannee River Regional Library. Artists can also download and print an application from liveoakartistsguild.org. All artists 18 and older are eligible and invited to submit an application. Autumn Artfest 2012 awards will be deter mined by the entries and donations received. A minimum of $3,000 will be awarded. Artwork selected for these awards will be exhibited at a spe cial Featured Exhibition at the Suwannee River Regionial Library, Sep. 22-Oct. 5. For more information, call Suzanne Marcil at (386) 362-7308. Small Farms, Alternative Enterprises Interested in becom ing part of Floridas small farm community? University of Florida/ IFAS Columbia County Extension is partnering to host the Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference, July 27-29 in Kissimmee, FL. The conference will feature Florida farmers, a trade show with sup pliers and resources, farm tours and network ing opportunities, live animal exhibits and a Saturday evening social. Early registration ends July 9. To register or for more information go towww.conference.ifas. ufl.edu/smallfarms or contact Derek Barber at the Columbia County Extension Office at (386)752-5384. Kindergarten reg. Registration for kin dergarten is ongoing in the local area and should be done at the school for which children are zoned. School zoning information is available from any school. The fol lowing items are needed to register a child: birth certificate. immunization record (the schools nurse reviews all records), records of physical exam ination (which must have been completed within a year before school begins), and the childs social security card (if available). Each elementary school is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Class of 62 reunion The Columbia High School class of 1962 is planning a reunion this year. Addresses are need ed for all classmates. Please send your mailing address to Linda Sue Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Linda Hurst Greene at (386) 752-0561. Driver needed Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteer golf cart driv ers to transport staff and patients to and from park ing lots and the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. They will receive a shirt and one free meal with each shift. To help call (386)292-8000, extension 21216. Volunteers needed United Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting vol unteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the county emergency man agement offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when need ed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety Long Term Recovery Coordinator, ast 752-5604, Ext. 101. Wilbur Dee Luke Wilbur Dee Luke was a life long resident of Lake City, FL. He passed away on 4-9-12 follow ing an extended illness. Hes preceded in death by his wife Lenora Scarborough Luke and one sister Jenny Kay Luke. Mr. Luke was born on March 15, 1940 in Union County, Florida and was the son of John D. Luke & Mattie Lee Stone Luke both deceased. Mr. Luke is survived by two brothers Jimmy Luke and Eugene Luke both of Lake City, FL and two sisters Glo ria Bryant & Vivian Todd both of Lake City, FL; survivors in clude one step son Tim Henry of Moultrie, GA., one step daughter Teresa Johnson of Tifton, GA. Several nieces & nephews of Lake City, FL and GA. Three grandchildren; Amanda Johnson, Misty Gibson, and Christopher Bryant; two great grand chil dren Gavin Starling and Cason Bryan, and a long lifetime fam ily and friend Peggy Ann Petty. Mr. Luke was retired from St. Johns Chemical and was also a carpenter at Lake City Indus tries. Mr. Luke was a very hard worker and loved his wife Le nora so much. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Luke enjoyed Mr. Luke was so good with his hands, he loved to build things. He will be truly missed by his family. His sister Gloria Nell Bryant took great care of him such a great caring person and would do anything & everything for anyone. If you would like to express your condolences to the family were having a memorial on July 9, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at Hospice Haven West Hwy 90. Christine Ann (Snare) Fink Mrs. Christine Ann (Snare) Fink passed away 6/26/12 fol lowing a lengthy illness. Survivors include her husband John and 4 grandchildren she loved as her own. Rest in peace sweetheart. You are loved. Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012 5A 5A David F. Randolph, D.M.D, M.A.G.D. Proudly Welcomes Amelia A. Randolph, D.M.D., M.S. to the practice of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Quality Care for the Entire Family Now welcoming new patients and families. Most insurance accepted (386) 755-4033 1779 SW Barrett Way, Lake City, FL 32025 Call today for an appointment davidfrandolphdmd.com ATTENTION Columbia County Residents We are offering Lic.# CACO58099 (386) 752-0720 or 496-3467 Call Today! 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By STEVEN WINEAssociated PressWIMBLEDON, England Â— The Brits know how to stage a coronation, and theyÂ’ll do so today for either regal Roger Federer or one of their own, Andy Murray. Plenty of history will be written in the menÂ’s final at tennisÂ’ most tradition-rich tournament. Federer can add to his record 16 Grand Slam championships, and he would tie a record by winning Wimbledon for a seventh time. He also would claim the ATPÂ’s top ranking for the first time since June 2010, and match Pete SamprasÂ’ record of 286 weeks at No. 1. Â“ThereÂ’s a lot on the line for me,Â” Federer said. Murray, meanwhile, is merely trying to become the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since Fred Perry took Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships in 1936. Â“It has been a great tournament so far,Â” Murray said. Â“IÂ’ve just got to try to keep it together for the final.Â” BritainÂ’s abuzz and loyalties will be divided. Brits love Federer, the By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressWIMBLEDON, England Â— For Serena Williams, the low point came in early 2011, when she spent hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depress-ing series of health scares that sent her to the hos-pital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months. The high point came Saturday on Centre Court at Wimbledon, when Williams dropped down to the grass, hands covering her face. She was all the way back, a Grand Slam champion yet again. Her serve as good as there is, her grit as good as ever, Williams was dominant at the start and finish, beat-ing Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win a fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th major title overall, ending a two-year drought. Â“I just remember, I was on the couch and I didnÂ’t leave the whole day, for By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comLIVE OAK Â— Lake CityÂ’s 12-under Babe Ruth all-stars roared out of the loserÂ’s bracket in the state tour-nament, but came up one game short of making the championship final. Atlantic Beach and OPAA will meet at 9 a.m. today to determine the state cham-pion in the Florida Babe Ruth Baseball 2012 North State Tournament 12U. Live Oak is hosting the tourna-ment at the First Federal Sportsplex. Atlantic Coast will have to beat OPAA twice to win the championship. The ifnecessary game would follow at 11:30 a.m. After dropping its first game, Lake City stayed alive with elimination-game wins over Meridian Park of Tallahassee (5-3 in seven innings) and Madison (5-2) on Friday. Lake City blasted Julington Creek, 18-5, on Saturday, but fell for the sec-ond time in the tournament to Atlantic Beach. This time the score was 17-11. Â“Overall I am very proud of these boys for how well they played together as a team, and for being able to play every position as unexpected minor injuries and the flu bug affected our team during tournament play,Â” manager Timmy Collins said. Â“They did very well and should be extremely proud for how they represented Lake City by finishing third in the state tournament.Â” FridayÂ’s opening game took extra innings. Tied at 2-all, Lake City scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning and held off Meridian Park. Lance Minson and Cody Collins reached base in the fourth inning. Collins was fighting the flu and gave way to Noah Feagle and he and Minson scored. Meridian matched the two runs in the bottom of the inning and it stayed that way until the seventh. Brock Edge walked, then Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, July 8, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org 1BSPORTS ALL-STARS continued on 6B Lake City all-stars win three games facing elimination. WOMEN continued on 6B Williams sister wins fifth title at Wimbledon. MURRAY continued on 6B Would be first Brit since 1936 to win menÂ’s title. Fight to the finish ABOVE: Lake City catcher Cody Collins (right) looks to make a play in the field after Atlantic BeachÂ’s Mike Miller scores in a game Thursday in the Florida Babe Ruth Baseball 2012 North State Tournament 12U in Live Oak.LEFT: Lake City pitcher Micah Krieghauser delivers a pitch to the plate on Thursday. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKERLake City Reporter ASSOCIATED PRESSSerena Williams of the United States shows the womenÂ’s championship trophy at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, on Saturday. Queen Serena Murray to try for British breakthrough
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING Noon FOX Â— Formula One, British Grand Prix, at Towcester, England (same-day tape) 12:30 p.m. ABC Â— IRL, IndyCar Series, Indy Toronto 8 p.m. ESPN2 Â— NHRA, Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, at Norwalk, Ohio (same-day tape) CYCLING 8 a.m. NBC Â— Tour de France, stage 8, Belfort to Porrentruy, France Noon NBCSN Â— Tour de France, stage 8, Belfort to Porrentruy, France (same-day tape) GOLF 8 a.m. TGC Â— European PGA Tour, Open de France, final round, at Paris 3 p.m. CBS Â— PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, final round, at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. NBC Â— USGA, U.S. WomenÂ’s Open, final round, at Kohler, Wis. 7 p.m. TGC Â— Champions Tour, First Tee Open, final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. TBS Â— Atlanta at Philadelphia 2 p.m. WGN Â— Toronto at Chicago White Sox 8 p.m. ESPN Â— N.Y. Yankees at Boston MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 Â— Exhibition, All-Star Futures Game, at Kansas City, Mo. MOTORSPORTS 7 a.m. SPEED Â— MotoGP World Championship, German Grand Prix, at Hohenstein, Germany 5 p.m. SPEED Â— MotoGP Moto2, German Grand Prix, at Hohenstein, Germany (same-day tape) SOCCER 3 p.m. ESPN Â— MLS, Los Angeles at Chicago TENNIS 9 a.m. ESPN Â— The Championships, menÂ’s championship match, at Wimbledon, England WATER POLO 6 p.m. NBCSN Â— Exhibition, womenÂ’s national teams, United States vs. Hungary, at Newport Beach, Calif. Â—Â—Â— Monday CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN Â— Tour de France, stage 9, Arc-et-Senans to Besancon, France MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN Â— Exhibition, Home Run Derby, at Kansas City, Mo.BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GBNew York 51 32 .614 Â—Baltimore 45 38 .542 6 Tampa Bay 44 41 .518 8Boston 42 42 .500 9 12 Toronto 42 43 .494 10 Central Division W L Pct GBChicago 47 37 .560 Â— Cleveland 44 40 .524 3 Detroit 43 42 .506 4 12 Kansas City 37 46 .446 9 12 Minnesota 36 47 .434 10 12 West Division W L Pct GBTexas 50 34 .595 Â—Los Angeles 46 38 .548 4Oakland 42 42 .500 8Seattle 35 50 .412 15 12 Late Thursday L.A. Angels 9, Baltimore 7 FridayÂ’s Games Detroit 4, Kansas City 2Tampa Bay 10, Cleveland 3N.Y. Yankees 10, Boston 8Minnesota 5, Texas 1Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 2Baltimore 3, L.A. Angels 2Oakland 4, Seattle 1, 11 innings SaturdayÂ’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 1, 1st gameDetroit 8, Kansas City 7Chicago White Sox 2, Toronto 0Cleveland 7, Tampa Bay 3Minnesota at Texas (n)N.Y. Yankees at Boston (n), 2nd gameBaltimore at L.A. Angels (n)Seattle at Oakland (n) TodayÂ’s Games Kansas City (Teaford 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 7-5), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 8-5) at Cleveland (McAllister 3-1), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 2-1) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-4) at L.A. Angels (Haren 6-8), 3:35 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-5) at Oakland (B.Colon 6-7), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (De Vries 2-1) at Texas (Oswalt 2-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 9-3) at Boston (Lester 5-5), 8:05 p.m. MondayÂ’s Games No games scheduled TuesdayÂ’s Game All-Star Game at Kansas City, Mo, 8:15 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GBWashington 49 33 .598 Â— New York 46 39 .541 4 12 Atlanta 44 39 .530 5 12 Miami 41 43 .488 9Philadelphia 37 48 .435 13 12 Central Division W L Pct GBPittsburgh 47 37 .560 Â— Cincinnati 45 38 .542 1 12 St. Louis 45 40 .529 2 12 Milwaukee 39 45 .464 8 Houston 33 52 .388 14 12 Chicago 32 52 .381 15 West Division W L Pct GBLos Angeles 47 38 .553 Â—San Francisco 46 39 .541 1Arizona 40 43 .482 6San Diego 34 51 .400 13Colorado 32 52 .381 14 12 Late Thursday St. Louis 6, Colorado 2L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 1San Diego 2, Cincinnati 1 FridayÂ’s Games Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 0Colorado 5, Washington 1San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 5Chicago Cubs 8, N.Y. Mets 7Milwaukee 7, Houston 1Miami 3, St. Louis 2Arizona 5, L.A. Dodgers 3Cincinnati 6, San Diego 0 SaturdayÂ’s Games Washington 4, Colorado 1Houston 6, Milwaukee 3Pittsburgh 3, San Francisco 1N.Y. Mets 3, Chicago Cubs 1St. Louis 3, Miami 2Atlanta at Philadelphia (n)Cincinnati at San Diego (n)L.A. Dodgers at Arizona (n) TodayÂ’s Games Chicago Cubs (Dempster 3-3) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-3), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 2-2) at Philadelphia (Worley 4-5), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Guthrie 3-8) at Washington (Zimmermann 5-6), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 3-9) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 9-2), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 0-3) at Houston (Lyles 2-5), 2:05 p.m. Miami (A.Sanchez 4-6) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 1-1), 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 9-5) at San Diego (Marquis 1-4), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 9-3) at Arizona (Bauer 0-1), 4:10 p.m. MondayÂ’s Games No games scheduled TuesdayÂ’s Games All-Star Game at Kansas City, Mo, 8:15 p.m.Baseball calendar Tuesday Â— All-Star game, Kansas City, Mo. Friday Â— Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 22 Â— Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 Â— Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.FOOTBALLNFL calendar Late July Â— Training camps open.Aug. 4-5 Â— Hall of Fame inductions; Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio. Aug. 9-13 Â— Preseason openers.Sept. 5 Â— Regular-season opener.Sept. 9-10 Â— First full regular-season weekend.AUTO RACINGRace week INDYCAR HONDA INDY TORONTO Site: Toronto.Schedule: Today, race, 12:30 p.m. (ABC, 12:30-3 p.m.). Track: Streets of Toronto (street course, 1.75 miles). Race distance: 148.75 miles, 85 laps. FORMULA ONE BRITISH GRAND PRIX Site: Silverstone, England.Schedule: Today, race, 8 a.m. (FOX, noon-2 p.m.). Track: Silverstone Circuit (road course, 3.667 miles). Race distance: 190.6 miles, 52 laps. NHRA FULL THROTTLE SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS Site: Norwalk, Ohio.Schedule: Today, final eliminations (ESPN2, 8-11 p.m.). Track: Summit Motorsports Park.TENNISWimbledon At The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Wimbledon, England Saturday Singles Women Championship Serena Williams (6), United States, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (3), Poland, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. Doubles Men Championship Jonathan Marray, Britain, and Frederik Nielsen, Denmark, lead Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau (5), Romania, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-3. Women Championship Serena and Venus Williams, United States, def. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (6), Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-4. Mixed Semifinals Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond (2), United States, def. Nenad Zimonjic, Serbia, and Katarina Srebotnik (3), Slovenia, 6-3, 6-4. Leander Paes, India, and Elena Vesnina (4), Russia, def. Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber (1), United States, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. Junior Singles Girls Championship Eugenie Bouchard (5), Canada, def. Elina Svitolina (3), Ukraine, 6-2, 6-2. Junior Doubles Boys Semifinals Matteo Donati and Pietro Licciardi, Italy, def. Evan Hoyt, Britain, and Wayne Montgomery, South Africa, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5). Andrew Harris and Nick Kyrgios (4), Australia, def. Juan Ignacio Galarza and Mateo Nicolas Martinez (6), Argentina, 6-2, 6-1. Girls Semifinals Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, and Ana Konjuh (7), Croatia, def. Daria Gavrilova, Russia, and Elina Svitolina (2), Ukraine, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, and Taylor Townsend (1), United States, def. Francoise Abanda, Canada, and Sachia Vickery (4), United States, 7-6 (4), 7-5. Â—Â—Â— Friday Singles Men Semifinals Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, def. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5), France, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Doubles Men Semifinals Jonathan Marray, Britain, and Frederik Nielsen, Denmark, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (2), United States, 6-4, 7-6 (9), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5). Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau (5), Romania, def. Jurgen Melzer, Austria, and Philipp Petzschner (10), Germany, 6-4, 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3. Women Semifinals Serena and Venus Williams, United States, def. Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond (1), United States, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (6), Czech Republic, def. Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone, Italy, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Mixed Quarterfinals Leander Paes, India, and Elena Vesnina (4), Russia, def. Paul Hanley, Australia, and Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, 6-2, 6-2. Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber (1), United States, def. Daniel Nestor, Canada, and Julia Goerges (8), Germany, 7-5, 6-1. Nenad Zimonjic, Serbia, and Katarina Srebotnik (3), Slovenia, def. Colin Fleming, Britain, and Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Junior Singles Boys Quarterfinals Luke Saville (1), Australia, def. Gianluigi Quinzi (3), Italy, 6-3, 6-4. Filip Peliwo (4), Canada, def. Mitchell Krueger (8), United States, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Girls Quarterfinals Eugenie Bouchard (5), Canada, def. Anett Kontaveit (11), Estonia, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Elina Svitolina (3), Ukraine, def. Francoise Abanda (14), Canada, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Junior Doubles Boys Quarterfinals Andrew Harris and Nick Kyrgios (4), Australia, def. Luke Bambridge, Britain, and Kaichi Uchida, Japan, 7-6 (7), 7-5. Evan Hoyt, Britain, and Wayne Montgomery, South Africa, def. Filip Bergevi, Sweden, and Mikael Torpegaard, Denmark, 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 tiebreak. Matteo Donati and Pietro Licciardi, Italy, def. Luke Saville and Jordan Thompson (5), Australia, 7-5, 6-2. Juan Ignacio Galarza and Mateo Nicolas Martinez (6), Argentina, def. Filip Peliwo, Canada, and Gianluigi Quinzi (1), Italy, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (0). Girls Quarterfinals Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, and Ana Konjuh (7), Croatia, def. Erin Routliffe, Canada, and Daria Salnikova, Russia, 6-4, 6-3. Francoise Abanda, Canada, and Sachia Vickery (4), United States, def. Elke Lemmens and Elise Mertens, Belgium, 6-2, 7-5. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, and Taylor Townsend (1), United States, def. Anna Danilina, Kazakhstan, and Beatriz Haddad Maia (6), Brazil, 6-3, 6-4. Daria Gavrilova, Russia, and Elina Svitolina (2), Ukraine, def. Indy de Vroome, Netherlands, and Anett Kontaveit (5), Estonia, 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 tiebreak.BASKETBALLWNBA schedule FridayÂ’s Games San Antonio 78, Washington 73Connecticut 86, Tulsa 75New York 64, Chicago 59 SaturdayÂ’s Games Indiana 88, Chicago 86, OTConnecticut 86, Minnesota 80Seattle at Los Angeles (n)Atlanta at Phoenix (n) TodayÂ’s Games Washington at Tulsa, 4 p.m.San Antonio at New York, 4 p.m.Atlanta at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.Phoenix at Seattle, 9 p.m.CYCLINGTour de France July 6 Â— Sixth Stage: Epernay to Metz, plain, 205 (127.4) (Sagan; Cancellara) July 7 Â— Seventh Stage: Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles, medium mountains, 199 (123.7) (Chris Froome, Britain; Bradley Wiggins, Britain) July 8 Â— Eighth Stage: Belfort to Porrentruy, medium mountains, 157.5 (97.9) July 9 Â— Ninth Stage: Arc-et-Senans to Besancon, individual time trial, 41.5 (25.8) July 10 Â— Rest Day: MaconJuly 11 Â— 10th Stage: Macon to Bellgarde-sur-Valserine, high mountains, 194.5 (120.9) July 12 Â— 11th Stage: Albertville to La Toussuire-Les Sybelles, high mountains, 148 (92) July 13 Â— 12th Stage: Saint-Jean-deMaurienne to Annonay Davezieux, medi-um mountains, 226 (140.4) July 14 Â— 13th Stage: Saint-Paul-TroisChateaux to Le Cap dÂ’Agde, plain, 217 (134.8) July 15 Â— 14th Stage: Limoux to Foix, high mountains, 191 (118.7) July 16 Â— 15th Stage: Samatan to Pau, plain, 158.5 (98.5) July 17 Â— Rest Day: PauJuly 18 Â— 16th Stage: Pau to Bagneresde-Luchon, high mountains, 197 (122.4) July 19 Â— 17th Stage: Bagneres-deLuchon to Peyragudes, high mountains, 143.5 (89.2) July 20 Â— 18th Stage: Blagnac to Brivela-Gaillarde, plain, 222.5 (138.3) July 21 Â— 19th Stage: Bonneval to Chartres, individual time trial, 53.5 (33.1) July 22 Â— 20th Stage: Rambouillet to Champs-Elysees, Paris, 120 (74.6) Total Â— 3496.9 kilometers (2172.9 miles) Â—Â—Â— Overall Standings 1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, 34 hours, 21 minutes, 20 seconds. 2. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, :10. 3. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, :16. 4. Rein Taaramae, Estonia, Cofidis, :32.5. Denis Menchov, Russia, Katusha, :54.6. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShackNissan, :59. 7. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, RadioShack-Nissan, 1:09. 8. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 1:22. 9. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, 1:32. 10. Michael Rogers, Australia, Sky Procycling, 1:40. 11. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, RadioShack-Nissan, 1:43. 12. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, EuskaltelEuskadi, 2:02. 13. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, 2:11. 14. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 2:22. 15. Rui Costa, Portugal, Movistar, 2:25. Â—Â—Â— Saturday Seventh Stage (A 123.7-mile, medium-mountain ride in the Vosges from Tomblaine to the ski resort of La Planche des Belles Filles, with a pair of Category 3 climbs and the first Category 1 of this yearÂ’s Tour at the finish) 1. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, 4 hours, 58 minutes, 35 seconds. 2. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, 2 seconds behind. 3. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, same time. 4. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, :07. 5. Rein Taaramae, Estonia, Cofidis, :19.6. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShackNissan, :44. 7. Pierre Rolland, France, Team Europcar, :46. 8. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, same time. 9. Denis Menchov, Russia, Katusha, :50.10. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, RadioShack-Nissan, :56. Â—Â—Â— Friday Sixth Stage (A 127.4-mile flat ride from Epernay to Metz, with one easy climb) 1. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, LiquigasCannondale, 4 hours, 37 minutes. 2. Andre Greipel, Germany, Lotto Belisol, same time. 3. Matthew Harley Goss, Australia, Orica GreenEdge, same time. 4. Kenny Robert van Hummel, Netherlands, Vacansoleil-DCM, same time. 5. Juan Jose Haedo, Argentina, Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank, same time. 6. Gregory Henderson, New Zealand, Lotto Belisol, same time. 7. Alessandro Petacchi, Italy, LampreISD, same tim 8. Luca Paolini, Italy, Katusha, same time. 9. Daryl Impey, South Africa, Orica GreenEdge, same time. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS ASSOCIATED PRESSMatt Kenseth climbs out of his car after winning the pole for the Coke Zero 400 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach on Friday.Stewart wins Coke Zero in wild finishAssociated PressDAYTONA BEACH Â— Tony Stewart charged past Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth on the final lap Saturday night, then held on to win as his challeng-ers stacked up in a melee at Daytona International Speedway. Kenseth and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle likely would have made one final attempt to beat Stewart, but Biffle wiggled and cars began sliding all over the track. Nobody could then catch Stewart, who sailed away to his third win of the sea-son. The defending Sprint Cup Series champion is tied with Brad Keselowski for most wins this season. Roughly 90 minutes before the race, NASCAR announced AJ Allmendinger had been suspended for failing a random drug test.
By TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press MIAMI Ray Allen will take less money for a chance at another NBA championship. Allen told the Miami Heat on Friday night that he intends to accept their contract offer and leave Boston after five seasons, even though the Celtics could pay him about twice as much as the reigning NBA champions will be able to next season. Miami could only offer Allen the mini mid-level, worth about $3 million a year. Heat owner Micky Arison tweeted the news just after 9:30 p.m., or about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Europe, where Arison has been for several days. I was just woken up with great news, Arison wrote. Welcome to the family. Arison ended the tweet by making mention of Allens jersey No. 20, and didnt mention the NBAs leading 3-point shooter by name. A person briefed on details of the decision told The Associated Press that Arison got the word from Heat President Pat Riley, who made Allen the teams top free-agent priority especially in recent days. Allen, who will be 37 this month, arrived in Miami on Thursday for a visit, went to dinner with Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, team executive Alonzo Mourning and others that night, then left Friday to presumably decide his future. Hours later, the choice was made. Allens agent, James Tanner, confirmed the decision to the AP not long after Arisons tweet. Allen, who made a careerbest 45 percent of his 3-point attempts this past season cannot officially sign until Wednesday because of the leagues moratorium. Allen becomes the latest player to be sold by Riley on the notion of sacrifice since the blockbuster summer of 2010. The Heat convinced LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all to take less money than they could have made elsewhere in that offseason, so there would be enough room left to add players like Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers and Mike Miller. Then last summer, Shane Battier accepted a deal that will pay him $3 million annually., The approach clearly worked. Next fall, the Heat will raise a championship banner, and Allen will be with them for the title defense. HeatNation continues to grow, Wade wrote on Twitter late Friday night. And James added, please welcome our newest team mate Ray Allen with the added hashtag of Wow. Wade and James both were involved on some level in the recruitment of Allen. James took to Twitter and Facebook in recent days to let his millions of followers know how much he wanted to see Allen in a Heat uni form, and Wade tweeted on Wednesday that the next day the one where Allen was visiting would be a big one for the franchise. In the end, it appeared that the biggest push again came from Riley, who said before free agen cy started that Miami had identified five or six clear targets to add to the roster. Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012 3B 3BSPORTS TO EN TE R: Bring your babys picture along with entry fee ($25.00) to the Lake City Reporter 180 E. Duval Street. Or mail to: Cutest Baby Photo Contest P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Or E-mail your photo and information to email@example.com. Subject line: BABY CONTEST Be sure to include a contact number DEADLI N E: July 11th, 2012 For More Information Please Call Natalie at 754-0401 LAKE CITY REPORTER'S CUTEST BA B Y PHOTO CONTEST 1ST, 2ND and 3RD Place Prizes to be Awarded for Boys & Girls! AGES 0-24 mo. Voting will take place from July 13-July 25, 2012 on the Lake City Reporter facebook page. Like and vote! All pictures will be published along with the winners in the Lake City Reporters July 29, 2012 edition. So show off your child, grandchild, godchild, niece or nephew. S end in the most adorable photograph of your child, up to 24 months of age, and you could win! Allen crosses over to Heat ASSOCIATED PRESS In this June 3 file photo, Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen (20) shoots a 3-pointer over Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade during the Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston. ASSOCIATED PRESS Christopher Froome of Britain crosses the finish line to win the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 199 kilometers (123.6 miles) with start in Tomblaine and finish in La Planche des Belles Filles, France, on Saturday. Froome wins 7th stage; Sky teammate Wiggins takes Tour de France lead COURTESY PHOTO Kiwanis Texas Hold em The Lake City Kiwanis Club had its monthly Texas Hold em fundraiser at Brooklyn Boys Pizza on June 15. Twenty-six players participated and the club raised $575 for its youth programs. The top four players chopped the $1,000 prize fund: Irene Cook, fourth place (from left); Janet Creel, first place; Ron Shaffer, second place; Stan Palmer, third place. Knicks add Kidd with sights on keeping Lin By BRIAN MAHONEY Associated Press The New York Knicks view Jason Kidd as Jeremy Lins teammate, not a replacement. And once they finish the deal that would bring Kidd to New York, they can move on to keeping Lin. They have a chance for a tantalizing tandem at point guard, the 39-year-old veteran who is one of the most accomplished ever at the position and the undrafted Ivy Leaguer who took the NBA by storm last season. If we can get Jeremy back, I would love that, forward Carmelo Anthony said. Overall just to have him back him and Jason Kidd, him learning under Jason Kidd, for however long Jason Kidd is there, I accept that, we accept that, and thats a great opportu nity for us. Step one is nearing its completion. The Knicks and Kidd were still work ing Friday on terms of the deal that will get him from Dallas to New York, accord ing to a person familiar with the details. Kidd would be able to make a higher sal ary if the teams are able to work out a sign-and-trade arrangement, rather than him signing as a free agent. The person spoke on con dition of anonymity because deals cant be signed until Wednesday. By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES SKI STATION, France Bradley Wiggins of Britain took the overall lead of the Tour de France on Saturday after the seventh stage, which was won by Sky teammate Christopher Froome in the first summit finish this year. Wiggins received the leaders yellow jersey from Fabian Cancellara follow ing the 123-mile trek from Tomblaine up to the Vosges mountains ski station of La Planche des Belles Filles. The Swiss time-trial specialist had led since winning the opening pro logue a week ago. Wiggins, who began the day seven seconds behind Cancellara in second place, leads defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia by 10 seconds. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy is also 10 seconds off the pace in third. Cancellara trailed by 1 minute, 52 seconds. Its a great day for the team, we won the stage and took the yellow jer sey, Wiggins said. This is my first time in the yellow jersey. Its incredible its been a dream of mine since I was a kid. Wiggins, a three-time Olympic track gold medal ist, is bidding to become the first Briton to win the Tour and is the first from his country to wear the yellow jersey since David Millar in 2000. With two time trials and climbing days in the Alps and Pyrenees still to come, Wiggins disagreed he had taken the lead too early with the finish in Paris on July 22. You cant get too cocky in this race and choose when you take the yellow jersey. Id much rather be in yellow than in hospi tal, like half the peloton, Wiggins said, referring to crashes on Friday that forced at least 12 riders to quit the race. Wiggins crashed out of the 2011 Tour because of a broken collarbone and said he felt lucky he has been trouble-free this year. Froome was part of the Team Sky phalanx that powered up the final climb. With most rivals fall ing away, the Kenyan-born Briton burst ahead to fin ish two seconds in front of BMC leader Evans and Sky leader Wiggins. Froome, who took the polka-dot jersey as the Tours best climber, said he was surprised Evans couldnt keep pace.
By DAVE SKRETTAAssociated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. Â— Ron Washington and Tony La Russa have been spending most of their spare moments the past few days fidgeting with poten-tial lineups for TuesdayÂ’s All-Star game. Of course, La Russa has a little more time on his hands. After managing the St. Louis Cardinals to the championship last sea-son, La Russa shuffled off into retirement as a three-time World Series-winning manager. Such success normally means youÂ’ll be asked to manage in the following yearÂ’s Midsummer Classic and, retired or not, La Russa was quick to say yes when he was approached about calling the shots in his sixth All-Star game. Â“There was never a Â‘notÂ’ side of it,Â” La Russa said Thursday. Â“I was excited, thrilled, honored to be asked. I have some past All-Star experiences as a coach, and as a manager, and I think itÂ’s one of the best experiences you can have. As soon as I was asked, I said yes before the question was finished.Â” La Russa will be only the second retiree to man-age an All-Star team in the gameÂ’s 79-year history, and the first since John McGraw in 1933. He hasnÂ’t regretted his decision, either, despite a couple of controversies that have arisen in the past few days. He left Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday off the NL roster, even though Holliday has been one of the hottest hitters in the game. The move earned the wrath of St. Louis fans who felt as if La Russa turned his back on his own guy Â— never mind the fact that he no lon-ger manages the team. There also was a brief flap with Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker, who suggested that second base-man Brandon Phillips and pitcher Johnny Cueto were left of the NL team because of a melee between the Reds and Cardinals during the 2010 season. La Russa dismissed such a notion. Then there are those who believe someone who has retired should not have such a massive impact on a game with significant rami-fications for players and managers still involved. After all, the winner gets home-field advantage in the World Series. ThatÂ’s why La Russa has been spending a lot of his down time tinker-ing with lineups, when and where to insert substitutes, and even how heÂ’ll catch knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the Mets. Â“You couldnÂ’t write a bad lineup. These guys are all stars,Â” La Russa said. Â“But just to play around and see what the different combi-nations are, someone has to hit seventh, eighth and ninth, and thatÂ’s a difficult thing with these guys.Â” Washington hasnÂ’t had nearly as much time to pon-der various scenarios. A RangersÂ’ club-record eight players will be on their way, including outfielder Josh Hamilton, who shattered the record for total votes. Â“IÂ’ve been sitting and playing with my lineups for three or four days, and IÂ’ve changed it many times,Â” Washington said, Â“but when you look at it, youÂ’re look-ing at a lineup of All-Stars.Â” 4B LAKE CITY REPORTER BASEBALL SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04214BSports ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this photograph from March 31, 2011, fans attend a game b etween the Royals and the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. 40-year-old Kauffman Stadium transforming into All-Star venue(x-starter; y-injured, will not play; z-voted final spot ) AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitchers Ryan Cook, rh, Oaklandz-Yu Darvish, rh, TexasMatt Harrison, lh, TexasFelix Hernandez, rh, SeattleJim Johnson, rh, BaltimoreJoe Nathan, rh, TexasChris Perez, rh, ClevelandDavid Price, lh, Tampa BayFernando, Rodney, rh, Tampa Bayy-CC Sabathia, lh, N.Y. YankeesChris Sale, lh, Chicago White SoxJustin Verlander, rh, DetroitJered Weaver, rh, L.A. AngelsC.J. Wilson, lh, L.A. Angels Catchers Joe Mauer, Minnesotax-Mike Napoli, TexasMatt Wieters, Baltimore Infielders Elvis Andrus, Texasx-Adrian Beltre, TexasAsdrubal Cabrera, ClevelandMiguel Cabrera, Detroitx-Robinson Cano, N.Y. Yankeesx-Prince Fielder, Detroitx-Derek Jeter, New YorkIan Kinsley, TexasPaul Konerko, Chicago White Sox Outfielders x-Jose Bautista, Torontox-Curtis Granderson, New Yorkx-Josh Hamilton, TexasAdam Jones, BaltimoreMike Trout, L.A. AngelsMark Trumbo, L.A. AngelsDesignated HittersBilly Butler, Kansas CityAdam Dunn, Chicago White Soxx-David Ortiz, Boston Â—Â—Â— NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitchers Matt Cain, rh, San FranciscoAroldis Chapman, lh, CincinnatiR.A. Dickey, rh, N.Y. MetsGio Gonzalez, lh, WashingtonCole Hamels, lh, PhiladelphiaJoel Hanrahan, rh, PittsburghClayton Kershaw, lh. L.A. DodgersCraig Kimbrel, rh, AtlantaLance Lynn, rh, St. LouisWade Miley, lh, ArizonaJonathan Papelbon, rh, PhiladelphiaStephen Strasburg, rh, WashingtonHouston Street, rh, San Diego Catchers y-Yadier Molina, St. Louisx-Buster Posey, San FranciscoCarlos Ruiz, Philadelphia Infielders Jose Altuve, HoustonStarlin Castro, Chicago CubsIan Desmond, Washingtonz-David Freese, St. Louisx-Rafael Furcal, St. LouisChipper Jones, AtlantaBryan LaHair, Chicagox-Pablo Sandoval, San Franciscox-Dan Uggla, Atlantax-Joey Votto, CincinnatiDavid Wright, N.Y. Mets Outfielders x-Carlos Beltran, St. LouisRyan Braun, MilwaukeeJay Bruce, Cincinnatix-Melky Cabrera, San FranciscoCarlos Gonzalez, ColoradoMatt Holliday, St. Louisy-Matt Kemp, Los AngelesAndrew McCutchen, PittsburghGiancarlo Stanton, FloridaBy DAVE SKRETTAAssociated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. Â— On a piece of metal scaffolding beyond the left-field wall at Kauffman Stadium, construction work-ers bolted together a table under a sweltering midday sun, the temperature tick-ling triple digits and sweat pouring off their brows. Along the baselines, groundskeepers laid sten-cils and began to paint All-Star game logos, while other workers hurriedly connected miles of cable, built camera platforms, hung banners and spruced up every corner of the Kansas City RoyalsÂ’ home for its night in the national spotlight. The anticipation is almost over: The All-Star game is Tuesday. Â“People havenÂ’t been here in a long time, because no postseason games have been played here since 1985,Â” Royals vice president Mike Swanson said. Â“We want people to say, Â‘Wow, they did a heck of a job and we want to go back.Â’ ThatÂ’s what we want.Â” ThatÂ’s what the staff of the Royals Â— along with untold numbers of con-struction workers Â— has been doing since the club left town for an extended road trip last week. There are entire sets to build for Fox, which has the television rights for TuesdayÂ’s All-Star game. There are bleachers to build for overflow press, and air conditioning to run to a giant, walk-in soda can in right field, where spon-sor Pepsi is giving some fortunate fans an opportu-nity to see the festivities from a most unique vantage point. Extra photo bays are being constructed for the roughly 75 still photographers docu-menting every aspect of the game. Electrical and inter-net cables are being run for some 500 reporters who will be covering the All-Star game on deadline for elec-tronic and print. All told, there will be 2,556 credentials issued to reporters, technicians, offi-cials and others associated with the event, second only to the 2008 All-Star game at the old Yankee Stadium. Â“When we got the game, we thought this would be one of the least-covered All-Star games,Â” said Swanson, pointing out that the econ-omy was in the doldrums just a few years ago, and the Olympics and November elections will financially strap many news organiza-tions this year. Â“That has turned out to be about as far from the truth as you can get.Â” This is the third time Kansas City has rolled out the red carpet for baseballÂ’s elite. The city hosted the game at the old Municipal Stadium in 1960, back when the Athletics were in town. The AÂ’s moved to Oakland in 1968, and the Royals came into being the follow-ing year, and new owner Ewing Kauffman Â— the namesake of the stadium Â— was rewarded for his desire to keep the game in Kansas City by hosting the 1973 All-Star game at his newly constructed ballpark. Kauffman Stadium recently underwent a $250 million renovation in part to lure the All-Star game back to Kansas City, and commissioner Bud Selig officially awarded the game on June 16, 2010. Two years of whirlwind preparations are about to come to fruition. Â“IÂ’m looking forward to next week, the All-Star game and all the events we have,Â” Selig said during a conference call Monday.All-Star rosters Captains Cano, Kemp make Home Run Derby picksAssociated PressNEW YORK Â— Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has asked Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder and Mark Trumbo to join him on the AL side for the All-Star home run derby. Cano announced the invitations Monday, a day after rosters were announced for the All-Star game July 10 in Kansas City. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp said Sunday he invit-ed Carlos Beltran, Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton to join him on the NL side. Kemp is on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. He is unlikely to play in the game, but is the NL captain for the derby and wants to take part. Gerry Davis will be behind the plateAssociated PressNEW YORK Â— Gerry Davis will be the home plate umpire for next weekÂ’s All-Star game, the second time as crew chief for the 29-year veteran. Davis, who also worked the plate for the infa-mous 7-7, 11-inning tie at Milwaukee in 2002, will be joined Tuesday in Kansas City by Jim Joyce (first), Brian Runge (second), Tony Randazzo (third), Lance Barksdale (left) and Brian Knight (right). Runge was behind the plate this year for a perfect game by the Chicago White SoxÂ’s Philip Humber on April 21 and a six-pitcher no-hitter by Seattle on June 8. He was at third base for a perfect game by San FranciscoÂ’s Matt Cain on June 13. Major League Baseball also said on Tuesday the official scorers for the game will be Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times and Royals scorer Del Black. RangersÂ’ Darvish, CardsÂ’ Freese win fan voteAssociated PressTexas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese are headed to the Midsummer Classic after fans voted them into the showcase. Darvish is the eighth Rangers player on the American League team. La Russa, Washington have task of tinkering with All-Star lineups ASSOCIATED PRESSTexas RangersÂ’ Josh Hamilton is congratulated after hittin g a home run against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago on Wednesday. The leading vote-gette r for the All-Star Game left FridayÂ’s game with back spasms, but was in the lineup on Saturday as desiginated hitter.
CHS FOOTBALL Quarterback Club meeting Monday The Columbia County Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Jones Fieldhouse. For details, call club president Joe Martino at 984-0452. FORT WHITE BASEBALL Dugout Club meeting Monday The Fort White Dugout Club for high school and middle school baseball has a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Barnyard Junction Restaurant in Fort White. For details, call Jeanne Howell at 288-5537. YOUTH BASKETBALL Bobby Fulton camp at LCMS Coach Bobby FultonÂ’s Elevate Skill Basketball Camp is Monday through Friday at Lake City Middle School. Fulton will direct the camp, along with Santa Fe College teammates Giovonni Patterson and Deondre Williams. Fourththrough eighth-graders will meet from 8 a.m. to noon; ninththrough 12th-graders will meet from 1-5 p.m. Fee is $45, which includes classroom sessions on decision making and peer pressure. For details, call Fulton at 752-3399 or 365-9204. YOUTH SOFTBALL Crushers softball camp final sign-up Columbia Crushers Softball OrganizationÂ’s Elite Softball Camp for girls of all ages is 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 16-20 at the Girls Softball Complex. Girls will receive instruction in fundamentals and advanced skills of fielding, base running and hitting. Cost is $150. Registration is at BrianÂ’s Sports on U.S. Highway 90 west in Lake City through Monday. For details, call 755-4271. SWIMMING Weekday water aerobics classes The Columbia Aquatic Complex is offering water aerobics classes weekdays at noon and 5 p.m. Cost is $4 per class or $40 per month. For details, call the pool at 755-8195.Youth, adult swim lessons offered The Columbia Aquatic Complex is offering swimming lessons for children and adults. Cost for a two-week session is $50. There are mom and tot classes at 11 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. The next session is July 16-27. Registration at the Aquatic Complex is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday through Saturday. For details, call the pool at 755-8195. YOUTH BALL Summer camps at Impact Zone The Impact Zone is offering summer camps in baseball and softball for ages 6-8, 9-10, 11-14 and 14-and-older from its indoor training facility on Burk Avenue. Camps are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Monday through Friday, and July 23-27. Cost is $120 for members or $145 for non-members. A $50 deposit is required. A $20 lunch card is available and after care is $50. For details, call 243-8238. YOUTH SOCCER Soccer Academy offers teaching Columbia Youth Soccer Association is offering a Soccer Academy. The monthly fee is $70 for four weeks (two sessions per week). There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $55, which covers cost of a uniform. For details, call Scott at 288-2504.Q From staff reportsAssociated PressKOHLER, Wis. Â— Na Yeon Choi had one of the best rounds in U.S. WomenÂ’s Open history, taking control of the tournament with a 7-under 65 in the third round at Blackwolf Run on Saturday. The fifth-ranked South Korean starÂ’s remarkable round put her at 8 under for the tournament, giv-ing her a six-stroke lead over Amy Yang. Only four players ever have posted a lower round in the Open, and the 65 tied the low-est third-round score in the eventÂ’s history. Michelle Wie faded, shooting a 6-over 78 to fall to 2 over. Wie shot a 66 on Friday, putting her a stroke behind leader Suzann Pettersen. Pettersen also shot a 78 and slid to 1 over. Yang had a 69. Choi and Yang were the only players to break 70 in the round. Lexi Thompson, Mika Miyazato and Sandra Gal were tied for third at 1 under.Greenbrier ClassicWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. Â— U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson shot a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Greenbrier Classic. Simpson had his second straight bogey-free round to reach 14 under on the The Greenbrier ResortÂ’s Old White TPC course. Last year in the event, he briefly led entering the final nine holes, but faded to a tie for ninth. Troy Kelly was second after a 62. He had hip-replacement surgery in September 2010 after being diagnosed with arthritis. Rookie Charlie Beljan, J.B. Holmes and Ken Duke were 11 under. Beljan had a 67, Holmes a 66, and Duke a 65. Holmes had part of his skull removed in September 2011, four months after he started having vertigo symptoms. He returned to the tour in January. Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012 5B5BSports BRIEFS From staff reportsTeam Tumblemania of High Springs brought home 12 top 10 trophies from the USTA National Trampoline & Tumbling Championships on June 18-23 in Madison, Wis. More than 2,200 athletes from throughout the United States competed in the individual events of Power Tumbling, Trampoline, Synchronized Trampoline and Double-Mini at the National Championships. Allison Vargas of Newberry won a national championship, placing first overall in Sub-Advanced Trampoline & Double Mini. Three Team Tumblemania members are from Fort White. Mary Jo McGrath was second in flight and fifth overall in Sub-Advanced Double Mini, and 11th overall in Advanced Trampoline. She teamed with Madison Weber of Alachua to place second overall in Advanced Synchronized Trampoline. Weber also was fourth in flight in Advanced Trampoline and fifth in flight in Sub-Advanced Double Mini. Austin Benkoczy was fourth overall in Sub-Advanced Trampoline and sixth overall in Novice Tumbling & Intermediate Double Mini. Rachel Morrison was fifth in flight in Novice Double Mini and sixth in flight in Novice Trampoline. Kayley Halbrook of High Springs was first in flight and second overall in Advanced Double Mini, and second in flight and seventh overall in Advanced Trampoline. Other team members from High Springs are: Emma Scott, fourth in flight in Novice Tumbling, and fifth in flight in Intermediate Double Mini; Hannah Tapia-Ruano, first in flight and fifth over-all in Novice Trampoline, and sixth in flight in Novice Double Mini; Katie Vaughn, fourth in flight and seventh overall in Intermediate Trampoline, and third in flight and eighth in Overall Novice Tumbling. Head coach Marci Schneider and assistant coach Josh Gillen of Team Tumblemania acompanied the team at the National Championships.COURTESY PHOTOTeam Tumblemania competed in the USTA National Trampol ine & Tumbling Championships in Madison, Wis., on June 18-23. Team members are (front row, from left) Hannah Tapia-Ruano, Austin Benkoczy and Allison Vargas. Secon d row (from left) are Rachel Morrison, Emma Scott, Madison Weber and Kayley H albrook. Back row are Katie Vaughn (left) and Mary Jo McGrath.Team Tumblemania earns top 10 trophies at National Trampoline & Tumbling Choi fires 65, takes control of Open ASSOCIATED PRESSNa Yeon Choi putts on the 12th green during the third rou nd of the U.S. WomenÂ’s Open golf tournament in Kohler, Wis., on Saturday. Choi shot 65 to take a six-shot lead.
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Call 386-755-4007 or register online at ShandsLakeShore.com WOMEN: Wins doubles with Venus Continued From Page 1B MURRAY: Federer seeks title No. 7 Continued From Page 1B ALL-STARS: Lake City third at state Continued From Page 1B Caleb Strickland, Lance Minson and Feagle followed with singles to produce the three runs. Lake City trailed twice in the game against Madison before coming back for the win with a four-run fourth inning. Down 1-0, Lake City tied it in the third inning. Dylan Blair singled and came around to score on hits by Edge, Minson and Micah Krieghauser. Madison scored a run in the fourth inning and Lake City answered by putting four on the board. The big blow was a home run by Strickland. Ethan Perkins, Feagle and Blair singled and scored in the inning. Julington Creek never had a chance, as Lake City scored nine runs in the first inning and nine more in the fifth. Edge scored two runs, while Clayton Steinruck, Strickland, Minson, Krieghauser, Collins, Feagle and Perkins also scored in the first inning. Steinruck and Edge had doubles. Feagle scored two runs in the fifth inning, as Perkins, Blair, Edge, Strickland, Kreighauser, Collins and Steinruck joined the scor ing parade. Blair had a double. Lake City took a 2-1 led in the first inning over Atlantic Beach, when Blair walked and Edge hit a home run. Atlantic Beach had a 10-2 lead when Lake City next scored three runs in the fifth inning. Blair, Edge and Minson had hits and scored. Atlantic Beach got back the three runs in the top of the sixth inning, but Lake City never gave up. Strickland had a grand slam home run in the bottom of the inning. Danon Dumas, Steinruck, Perkins, Blair and Edge singled and scored. Kreighauser and Edge handled the majority of the pitching duties in the four games. Steinruck pitched in the fourth and fifth games. I want to thank my play ers, parents and assistant coaches Mike Krieghauser and Jason Blair for every thing they did, Collins said. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Lake City all-star Lance Minson swings at a pitch while playing Atlantic Beach on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Lake Citys Noah Sapp makes a play during the Florida Babe Ruth Baseball 2012 North State Tournament 12U on Thursday. ABOVE: Lake Citys Brock Edge (left) attempts to tag Atlantic Beachs Mike Miller (2) during the Florida Babe Ruth Baseball 2012 North State Tournament 12U in Live Oak on Thursday. LEFT: Lake Citys Danon Dumas takes a cut at a pitch Thursday. Photos by Jason Matthew Walker Lake City Reporter two days. I was just over it. I was praying, like, I cant take any more. Ive endured enough. Let me be able to get through this, recalled Williams, a former No. 1 whose rank ing slid to 175th after a fourth-round loss at the All England Club last year, her second tournament back. Coming here and winning today is amazing, she said. Its been an unbe lievable journey for me. Certainly has. Thats why tears flowed during the on-court tro phy ceremony. And why Williams squeezed tight during post-victory hugs with her parents and older sister Venus, who has five Wimbledon titles of her own meaning that one pair of siblings who learned to play tennis on public courts in Compton, Calif., now accounts for 10 of the past 13 singles trophies. They added their fifth Wimbledon doubles championship Saturday night, teaming to beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-4. Against Radwanska, who was trying to be the first Polish Grand Slam singles champion, Williams was streaky at times, but also superb. She won the first five games and the last five. She compiled a 58-13 landslide of winners. She swatted 17 aces, including four at 114 mph, 107 mph, 115 mph, 111 mph in one marvelous game to pull even at 2-all in the third set. That was part of a run when Williams claimed 15 of 18 points. ASSOCIATED PRESS Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot a mens semifinals at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, on Friday. celebrated Swiss whose graceful game is so well suited to the All England Club. Hell receive senti mental support because he has endured a reign delay, going 2 1 2 years without a major title while being eclipsed by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Now, at 30, he could become the first thirtysomething man to win Wimbledon since Arthur Ashe in 1975. Allegiance for the stolid Murray is more a matter of geography, and even then its complicated. Hes a native of Scotland, where theres a campaign afoot to break away from Britain. Whenever Murray loses, the English tend to call him Scottish, not British. Ffor the moment, when it comes to tennis, the United Kingdom is united.
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LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012 3C By DAVID SHARPAssociated PressFREEPORT, Maine Â— HeÂ’s arguably MaineÂ’s best-known native son, right up there with Civil War general Joshua Chamberlain, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and horror writer Stephen King. To his customers, he was simply known as Â“L.L.Â” But as outdoors outfitter L.L. Bean celebrates its 100th anniversary, itÂ’s still not 100 percent clear what the famous founderÂ’s initials stood for. Was it Leon Leonwood Bean, as the company claimed for decades, or was it Leon Linwood Bean, as his grandson suggests? The answer appears to be both. Leon Gorman, L.L.Â’s grandson, said he was told that his grandfather was born Leon Linwood Bean and that it some-how morphed into Leon Leonwood Bean. Â“There was some incident that happened years ago. I canÂ’t remember what it was. They mis-spelled LeonÂ’s name from Linwood to Leonwood,Â” Gorman, the companyÂ’s chairman, said. Â“L.L. was so taken by the new ver-sion of his middle name that he adopted it.Â” His grave marker sheds no light on his middle-name preference; it says simply, Â“Leon L. Bean.Â” ThereÂ’s no birth certifi-cate, either. In his autobiography, L.L. Bean talked about having a birth certificate, but no one knows where it is. Kim Sparks, town manager in Greenwood, where Bean was born, said a birth certificate canÂ’t be located. And the state archives donÂ’t have a copy, either. Â“The town has lost it somewhere, along with quite a few other records,Â” said Blaine Mills, president of the historical society in Greenwood. Â“IÂ’ve never seen it.Â” In 1872, when Bean was born, only about half of MaineÂ’s births were recorded, and the records were often kept in homes of the town clerks, and transferred from home to home, said Art Dostie, of the Maine State Archives. It wasnÂ’t until 20 years after BeanÂ’s birth that the state began keeping birth records in Augusta, Dostie said. There is some documentation, however. ThereÂ’s a birth announcement written by L.L.Â’s wife in 1900 for another son that lists the proud papa as Leon Linwood Bean, but heÂ’s listed as Leon Leonwood on his draft registration in 1918. Leon Leonwood was apparently a name of his own invention. Â“He liked the ring of it. Everyone called him L.L., anyway,Â” Gorman said. This much is known: Bean was born in the western Maine town of Greenwood, where he lived for a time before the family moved to a farm in Bethel, Mills said. His parents died when he was young. Like many Mainers, Bean took an interest in hunting and fishing, and he parlayed his enthusi-asm for the outdoors into a business with projected sales of $1.5 billion this year. BeanÂ’s business celebrated its 100th anniver-sary with a giant Fourth of July celebration this week with fireworks, music and a parade, for which Gorman is the grand mar-shal. The company got its start in 1912 when L.L. Bean obtained the stateÂ’s list of out-of-staters with hunting licenses, and sent mailings touting his rub-ber-soled hunting boot. Ninety of the first 100 pairs sold were returned by customers after the leather separated from the rubber. But Bean managed to win goodwill by return-ing customersÂ’ money. Then he borrowed more money, made improve-ments and sold more. He opened his store five years later in Freeport. Over the years, BeanÂ’s Yankee sense of values came through in his catalogs, in which he sold only items that he person-ally tested. His oddball choice of items reflected his tastes, like wooden duck decoys, Underwood Deviled Ham, horseshoes, and pipes and pipe tobac-co. After his death in 1967 in Florida, Bean was bur-ied in FreeportÂ’s Webster Cemetery. As for Maine shoppers, theyÂ’re more likely to be interested in the inventory than the initials. Â“Lawrence Leon Bean?Â” guessed shopper Rick Biskup, a Freeport resi-dent as he stood next to a giant L.L. Bean boot out-side the store on Tuesday. His wife, Dru Sullivan, said she knew it was Leon something. Â“I donÂ’t know the rest of it,Â” she said. Â“We refer to it going to BeanÂ’s, not L.L.Â’s.Â” One L of a name: LL BeanÂ’s initials get scrutiny FILE In this 1945 file photo provided by the L.L. Bean Archive, Leon Leonwood Bean holds a 19-pound salmon in Plaste r Rock, New Brunswick, Canada. As outdoors outfitter L.L. Bean celebrates its 100th anniversary, itÂ’s still not 100 percent clear what the famous founderÂ’s initials stood for. It could be Leon Leonwood Bean, as the company claimed for decades or was it Leon Linwood Bean, as his grandson suggest. By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology WriterSAN FRANCISCO Â— Netflix subscribers watched more than 1 bil-lion hours of online video last month as the advent of high-speed Internet con-nections and high-powered mobile devices change peopleÂ’s viewing habits. The milestone announced Tuesday by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings came a day after Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney issued an upbeat report about the compa-nyÂ’s future. Those factors helped lift NetflixÂ’s stock by more than 6 percent in TuesdayÂ’s abbreviated trading session. The stock is still struggling to recover from last fallÂ’s sharp increase in U.S. prices, which triggered a backlash among custom-ers and investors alike. Netflix shares gained $4.19 Tuesday to close at $72.04, well off their peak of near-ly $305 last July. The rising usage of NetflixÂ’s Internet video service may turn out to be a mixed blessing as the company phases out its DVD-by-mail rental service to focus on its goal of building a lucrative fran-chise in Internet-streamed video. Netflix is trying to wean people off DVDs to save on mailing costs and reduce its invest-ment on a format that it expects to become obso-lete. Delivering Internet video is quicker and less expensive than discs, but the streaming selection isnÂ’t as extensive as whatÂ’s available on DVDs. To compensate, Netflix has been spending tens of mil-lions of dollars during the past two years to add more compelling titles. NetflixÂ’s increasing popularity indicates that those efforts are resonating with subscribers. ThatÂ’s impor-tant because it helps vali-date a strategy that called for Netflix Inc. to invest heavily in video-licens-ing fees, even though the spending is expected to saddle the company with an annual loss this year Â— the first time that has happened in a decade. But NetflixÂ’s licensing bill could climb even higher, if TV and movie studios interpret the grow-ing streaming viewership as a threat to the revenue they reap from advertising-supported entertainment bundled in cable-television packages. One of the biggest reasons that NetflixÂ’s stream-ing service is catching on is because it costs just $8 per month to watch an unlimited amount of video without commercial interruptions. The aver-age cable-TV subscription costs about 10 times more, with advertising inter-spersed with the program-ming on most channels. Netflix now has 26.5 mil-lion worldwide subscribers to its streaming service, more than the 22.3 mil-lion TV subscribers at the leading cable provider, Comcast Corp. Hastings has tried to position Netflix as a supplement to cable-TV subscriptions, but that argument will become more difficult to make as Internet streaming cuts down the amount of time people spend watching traditional TV, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said. In the most extreme instances, some house-holds have canceled their cable packages entirely Â— a process known as Â“cutting the cordÂ” Â— and relied on a lower-cost alter-natives such as Netflix or another service such as Hulu. Â“Netflix is starting to cannibalize cable-TV view-ership and it could start cannibalizing advertis-ing, too,Â” Pachter said. If that happens, he expects NetflixÂ’s licensing fees to rise even higher than the company has been antici-pating as studios try to make up for the revenue they lose from cable pro-viders and advertising-sup-ported broadcasters. The 1 billion hours of online viewing in June works out to a monthly average of about 38 hours per streaming subscriber. ThatÂ’s up from an estimat-ed monthly average of 28 hours in December, based on the 2 billion hours of combined streaming activi-ty that occurred during the final three months of last year. That was the most recent time that Netflix had quantified its streaming usage. MahaneyÂ’s report said that more than one-third of NetflixÂ’s streaming sub-scribers watch about as many TV series as they do movies over the Internet. That trend also could reinforce the perception that Netflix looms as a threat to the cable-TV industry. Hastings, though, has insisted that Netflix helps drive more viewers to some series by making it easier for people to catch up on previous seasons. He believes the availability of the first four seasons of Â“Mad MenÂ” in NetflixÂ’s streaming library, for instance, helped increase viewership for new epi-sodes on AMC this past spring. Internet video appears to be making Netflix less vulnerable to seasonal shifts than it had been when most of its subscrib-ers used the service to rent DVDs. The company used to experience a slow-down during the summer months when many sub-scribers were on vacation or spending more time outside to take advantage of the longer days. Breaking through 1 billion streaming hours in June suggests that pattern is changing now that most subscribers can watch a movie or TV show on the service anywhere they want at any time they want, as long as they have a device with an Internet connection. As of March 31, Netflix had just 2.7 million cus-tomers who subscribed only to the DVD rental plan. About 19.1 million are streaming-only custom-ers and the remaining 7.4 million get both. MahaneyÂ’s report estimated that 35 percent of iPad owners watched a Netflix-delivered video in June, up from 30 percent in September. Netflix con-sistently ranks among the 20 most downloaded appli-cations on the iPad. As more Netflix subscribers embrace stream-ing, Mahaney expects the rate of customer cancel-lations to decline and the positive word-of-mouth to win over more households, especially those that own iPads and other tablet computers. NetflixÂ’s monthly video streaming tops 1B hours By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON Â— U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the reces-sion ended. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. The economy added an average of just 75,000 jobs a month in the April-June quarter Â— one-third of the pace in the first quarter. For the first six months of 2012, employers added an average of 150,000 jobs a month. ThatÂ’s fewer than the 161,000 average for the first half of 2011. Weaker job creation has caused consumers to pull back on spending. EuropeÂ’s debt crisis is also weighing on U.S. exports. And the sched-uled expiration of tax cuts at yearÂ’s end has increased uncertainty for U.S. com-panies, making many hesi-tant to hire. Job creation is the fuel for the nationÂ’s eco-nomic growth. When more people have jobs, more consumers have money to spend Â— and consumer spending drives about 70 of the economy. HereÂ’s what The Associated PressÂ’ report-ers are finding:STATES OF (RELATIVE) DISTRESSOnly 14 states have unemployment rates above the national average. But most of them have large populations. Thirty-four states Â— more than two-thirds Â— have rates that are below the national average of 8.2 percent. Two states Â— Arizona and Kentucky Â— are at the national average. Unemployment is highest in Nevada (11.6 per-cent), where the effects of the housing bust are per-vasive. The four states with the next highest rates are: Rhode Island (11 percent), California (10.8 percent), North Carolina (9.4 per-cent) and New Jersey (9.2 percent). Unemployment is lowest in North Dakota (3 percent). ItÂ’s an agricul-tural state that avoided the housing boom and bust and has benefited from an oil-drilling boom. The four states with the next lowest rates are Nebraska (3.9 percent), South Dakota (4.3 percent), Vermont (4.6 percent) and Oklahoma (4.8 percent). The Labor DepartmentÂ’s state-by-state unemploy-ment data is for May.Â‘WORLDLY AND BROKEÂ’When Deborah Masse, 49, lost a job in 2007, she had three interviews and a job offer within six weeks. This time has been different. After being laid off in October 2011, sheÂ’s sent out thousands of resumes and had several phone interviews. No job offers.But Masse, who lives in Stanton, Mich., with her husband and mother, has been encouraged by the auto industryÂ’s rebound. SheÂ’s seeing auto com-panies advertise jobs in human resources, her field. She plans to move next week to be closer to Detroit. While unemployed, Masse says sheÂ’s exer-cised more, learned some French and Spanish, and brushed up on her techno-logical skills. Â“If nothing else, I will end up on Social Security more fit, more intelligent and worldly and broke,Â” she says. Â— Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer OBAMA TREADS CAREFULLY.Four months before voters pass judgment on his leadership of the economy, President Barack Obama attempted a rhetorical bal-ancing act Friday. JuneÂ’s tepid job growth is a Â“step in the right direc-tion,Â” Obama said on a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania, Yet he also acknowledged that the economy must grow faster. Â“ItÂ’s still tough out there,Â” the president con-ceded. He said voters must help him break a stalemate in Congress that he says is preventing his administra-tion from boosting hiring. ObamaÂ’s Republican presidential rival, Mitt Romney, pushed back. Campaigning in New Hampshire, Romney called the unemployment rate Â“unacceptably highÂ” and said Obama must take responsibility for failed policies. Â— Ben Feller, AP White House CorrespondentSHRINKING GOVERNMENT JOBSAs an employer, the government isnÂ’t helping. The number of jobs at all levels of government fell 4,000 in June. Only local governments added jobs Â— and it was a scant 4,000. State governments cut 1,000 jobs. They shed 13,000 in the April-June quarter. Â“In the first quarter it looked like state and local government job losses were coming to an end,Â” says Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services. Â“That turned out to be a tem-porary halt... Apparently, thereÂ’s no end in sight.Â” The federal government cut 7,000 jobs in June. It hasnÂ’t added jobs since March 2011. Â— Paul Wiseman, AP Economics WriterCUSHIONING THE PAINThereÂ’s an upside to a weak economy and job market: Energy prices tend to drop, offering relief to businesses and consum-ers. Lower oil prices mean cheaper diesel and jet fuel for shippers and airlines. Falling gasoline prices give drivers more money to spend on things like cars, appliances and vacations that fuel economic growth. Oil has fallen 21 percent from its peak in late February Â— to $87.22 barrel. And gasoline now costs $3.34 a gallon, down 15 percent from early April.AS FOR THE GOOD NEWS...Average hourly pay rose 6 cents in June Â— the big-gest monthly gain in near-ly a year. Hourly pay has risen 2 percent in the past 12 months. ItÂ’s slightly out-pacing low inflation, which has been dragged down by lower gas prices. The average work week grew. And companies hired 25,000 temporary workers. How bad is the job market? Depends on your state
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LIFE Sunday, July 8, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D By TED ANTHONYAP National WriterClose your eyes and picture it: small-town America. It has a little post office, of course. A general store, too, and a fishing hole. ThereÂ’s a barber who knows everyone Â— and knows about everyone. ThereÂ’s a friendly auto mechanic. The picture wouldnÂ’t be complete with-out several women who could be anyoneÂ’s favorite older sister or aunt. Kids scurry around at reasonable paces, making low-grade mischief while dirtying their short-sleeve plaid shirts or striped T-shirts. Quirky charac-ters wander about in a landscape of picket fences and healthy storefronts. And the police officer in charge? HeÂ’s tough but fair, community minded, the Solomon of his entire, geo-graphically limited jurisdic-tion. HeÂ’s Atticus Finch without any of the racial tension. This is, today, the comforting script America often reaches for when it sum-mons the vanished rural nation that so many say they long for. Not coinci-dentally, it is also the state of mind given to us by Andy Griffith and his long-running TV show. More than anyone except perhaps Walt Disney, Griffith was the entertainment-world emblem of the 20th-centu-ry values Americans often like to say they prize most. He spread the notion, begun by no less a figure than Thomas Jefferson, that somehow the very best of us was contained in the rural life Â— in this case, the fictional tales of Mayberry that Â“The Andy Griffith ShowÂ” delivered for almost a decade. Â“The show is kind of like a step back in time, espe-cially for my generation,Â” Molly Jones 24, of Raleigh, N.C., said after learning of GriffithÂ’s death Tuesday. Â“ItÂ’s kind of like, Â‘Oh, this is how it used to be,Â’ and Â‘Why isnÂ’t it this way still?Â’ Things were so much sim-pler back then.Â” They certainly were in Mayberry, N.C. When Deputy Barney Fife wasnÂ’t arresting someone for jaywalking, little Opie was accidentally killing a bird with his slingshot and earnestly dealing with the moral fallout. Aunt Bee was usually either offering affection, feeling under-appreciated or cooking ham. Goober and Gomer were causing disarray, and Floyd Lawson or Howard Sprague was dispensing quirky wisdom. (Come to think of it, that was true of everyone on the program.) The reality of the age was somewhat different. GriffithÂ’s show, in a way, defied its times rather than captured them. Though it felt like the 1950s in many ways, it was actually a product of the roller-coaster decade that followed. It debuted in 1960, four weeks before John F. Kennedy was elected, and ended its run on a spring evening in 1968 three nights before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot in Memphis. Story ideas?ContactRobert BridgesEditor754email@example.com Lake City Reporter1DLIFEBy LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comWhile other teens want huge birthday parties and stylish cars for their 16th birthday, Columbia High School junior Shonglee Ho doesnÂ’t want presents. Instead she is asking friends, family and strang-ers to donate one pound of blood as she donates for the first time. Shonglee is hosting a Sweet 16 Blood Drive Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lake City Mall, 2469 W. U.S. Highway 90. Saturday is the first day Shonglee is able to give blood, as donors must be 16 years old with permis-sion from their parents. To help celebrate her birthday, ShongleeÂ’s parents, owners of Guangdong Chinese Restaurant, are offering all donors a free combination platter and a slice of birth-day cake. Shonglee said she first learned how important blood donations are while her friend Andrew Holmes battles leukemia and need-ed transfusions daily. She volunteered with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers last year to organize and promote a blood drive for Andrew. Â“I wish more people know how important blood was,Â” said Shonglee, who hopes to become a family doctor. Without donors, blood isnÂ’t available for accident victims or cancer patients, she said. Â“I want to be an inspiration to give,Â” she said. Â“I think about how much blood Andrew receives,Â” she said. Â“He wouldnÂ’t be here without those transfu-sions.Â” Tony Hudson, LifeSouth donor recruiter, said itÂ’s probably the first time the center has held a birthday blood drive, but he hopes it will catch on. Â“When you need blood, there is no substitute,Â” he said. Recently the Suwannee Valley region has entered into an emergency need, which means the center only has a few days supply of blood for the commu-nity, he said. Summertime means increased need for blood, but high schoolers, who make up about 15 percent of donations, are donat-ing less frequently while school is out. Â“Right now as we are collecting it, we are using it,Â” Hudson said. About 60 percent of people are eligible to donate, but only about 5 percent actually do, he said. Â“I think thatÂ’s insane,Â” Shonglee said. One donation of blood can save up to three lives, she said. Even if if initial needle prick hurts, itÂ’s worth it, she said. Â“I think itÂ’s still worth it if somebody else out there needs it,Â” Shonglee said. COURTESYFor her birthday Shonglee Ho, 15, is hosting a Sweet 16 B lood Drive Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lake City Mall, 2469 W. U.S. Highway 9 0. Â“I wish more people know how important blood was,Â” she said. Griffith evoked, stylized rural life By BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio Â— Used to be, Dad would stuff a half-dozen maps in the glove box before set-ting out with the family on a road trip to see the waterfalls at Yosemite or the granite faces of Mount Rushmore. Colorful maps bearing the logos of the oil companies that printed them Â— names like Texaco, Gulf, Esso Â— once brimmed from displays at filling stations, free for the taking. But of the more than 35 million Americans who were expected to travel by car on the Fourth of July, a good chunk probably reached for technology before theyÂ’re tempted to unfold Â— and in a tradi-tion that used to bind Americans as tightly as a highway cloverleaf, try to refold Â— a paper road map. Websites like MapQuest and Google Maps sim-plified trip planning. Affordable GPS devices and built-in navigation on smartphones downright transformed it Â— and transportation agencies around the country are noticing, printing fewer maps to cut department costs or just acknowledg-ing that public demand is down. The drop in sales began around 2003, when afford-able GPS units became the go-to Christmas present, said Pat Carrier, former owner of a travel book-store in Cambridge, Mass. Â“Suddenly, everyone was buying a Garmin or a TomTom,Â” he said. Â“ThatÂ’s the year I thought, Â‘Oh, itÂ’s finally happened.Â’Â” Transportation departments around the coun-try are in the middle of reprioritizing their spending amid times of falling revenue, and paper maps could be on the chopping block, said Bob Cullen, spokesman for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Â“Just based on the current climate, there have been some cuts,Â” he said. Â“I would expect map print-ing to be one area thatÂ’s been targeted.Â” In late June, at the annual exposition of the Road Map Collectors Association in Dublin, Ohio, collector Terry Palmer was selling some of his beloved maps. The 65-year-old from Dallas, Texas, wore a T-shirt with intricate route lines of the United States on his chest, back and arms. Â“The GPS of course now being so available, a lot of new cars are coming out with built-in GPS. People are utilizing those, and they donÂ’t want a road map,Â” he said. Â“A lot of the younger generation, theyÂ’re used to having their phone, and they donÂ’t need a road map to figure out where to go.Â” In Georgia, officials are printing about 1.6 million maps to cover a two-year period Â— less than half of what they were printing a decade ago. In Pennsylvania, where officials say public demand has gone down, about 750,000 maps are being printed Â— way down from more than 3 million in 2000. Officials in Oklahoma and Ohio also say map printing is down, and Washington state discon-tinued them altogether by 2009 because of budget shortfalls. But in other states, printing has remained steady because maps remain popular at visiting centers. In Missouri, officials say theyÂ’re printing about 1.5 million maps for a twoto three-year period, consis-tent with printing from a decade ago. Officials in Connecticut, Mississippi and Nebraska also say printing has remained the same. ItÂ’s unclear why some states are affected more than others. Some specu-late certain regions affect how people travel there. In Delaware, for example, officials attributed a jump in printing of about 100,000 maps to people visiting beach areas and renewed real-estate inter-est. ThereÂ’s a universal theme to paper road maps, especially for baby boomers traveling after retirement, said Kevin Nursick, spokesman for ConnecticutÂ’s transporta-tion department. Paper maps, he said, offer an experience that dead bat-teries and unreliable ser-vice connections cannot. Â“Simpler times are something everyone yearns for. And maybe looking at a map takes you back,Â” he said. Â“The technology is neat, but on a personal level, thereÂ’s a sense of nostalgia when you look at the paper map. A lot of people are yearn-ing for simpler times.Â” At the collectorsÂ’ association exposition, a carpeted ballroom at an Embassy Suites hotel out-side Columbus featured old road maps for sale, and gave collectors a glimpse into an era of romanticized advertising Â— brightly colored paper maps prom-ising the sunny beaches of Florida, the mountains of Montana and ChicagoÂ’s famous skyline. Free roadside maps boomed between the 1920s and 1970s, when oil compa-nies worked with a handful of publishers. As major highways were being built, those maps became synony-mous with the possibilities of the open road. Dick Bloom, a founding member of the group, has been collecting maps since he was 10. The retired airline pilot from Danville, Ky., said there used to be an element of surprise in road trips. Â“The paper map was all you had back then,Â” Bloom, 74, said from his merchandise table. Â“It was the only way to get around. It was a lot more of an adventure back then. Life was much more of an adventure.Â” Transportation agencies arenÂ’t the only ones printing paper road maps. Companies like AAA and Rand McNally have been in the business for decades and are just as synony-mous with trip planning. Members of AAA, whose services are fully Paper maps: Amid GPS boom, nostalgia finds a place Teen plans to donate, encourage others ASSOCIATED PRESS A traditional road map of the Pittsburgh area and one sho wing the same region on an iPad are seen placed together in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Trans portation agencies around the country are printing fewer maps to cut costs or just to acknowledg e that public demand is down. Local teen hosts birthday blood drive MAYBERRY continued on 2D MAPS continued on 2D
2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012 Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 2DLIFE Stop by the Lake City Reporter for your complimentary engagement package. Aisle Style Complimentary Engagement Package Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 GeGees Studio 758-2088 Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 Wards Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 Roberts-Peeler Charles and Dianna Peeler of Lake City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Charles A. Peeler Jr. of Lake City, to Lyndsie Nichole Roberts of Lake City, daughter of Brad and Tracy Roberts of Lake Park and Rhonda and Alan House of Lake City. The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the home of Charles and Dianna Peeler, 2054 SW Dairy St in Lake City. A reception will follow at the same location. Attire is casual. All friends and fam ily are invited. Wedding announcement Jr. was shot in Memphis. While the country was tearing itself apart, Mayberry quietly endured, a Dick-and-Jane primer for an America yanked in every direction a vision, during the Cold War, of friendly, unintruded-upon isolationism. At the center of it all was Griffith himself, a product of Mount Airy, N.C., who began his career doing comedic interpretations of yokels years before he honed his persona into the Sheriff Andy Taylor combination of avuncular community figure, doting father and common-sense Southerner. Though Griffith would later say the sheriff was the better angel of his nature, the perception was otherwise. Andy was Mayberry, and Mayberry was Andy, Don Knotts, who played Barney Fife, said in 1999. Griffith was a far more complicated figure than he appeared. As Sheriff Taylor, he effectively acted as a cultural interpreter for a fast-urbanizing nation reared on, and comforted by, Norman Rockwell imagery. Griffiths take on a post-Eisenhower Our Town made him, to televi sion, what Woody Guthrie had been to music two decades earlier a popu larizer who came from authentic country roots, polished it all up, then fed Americans back a more digestible version of rural culture. It was an approach that coincided with a musi cal folk revival in which rural songs were being popularized by mainstream musicians like never before. During the run of The Andy Griffith Show, more rural and rural-urban sitcoms had emerged broader, city-mouse-coun try-mouse affairs such as The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction and Green Acres. The mar ket for rural-themed com edy in America had grown so glutted by the dawn of the 1970s that there was actually a rural purge in which the networks scrapped most of their country comedies as irrel evant and out of sync with the more urgent times. The Griffith shows sequel, Mayberry R.F.D., was one victim, cancelled after three years. Four decades later, the spirit of Mayberry lives on in the town that claims to be its muse. While its widely believed that Griffiths childhood in Mount Airy inspired Mayberry, its absolutely certain that Mayberry has inspired Mount Airy. Tourism has made the marketing of small-town flavor good business, and Griffiths hometown has taken the ball and run with it. Everywhere you turn in the community, there is a Mayberry reference, explicit or otherwise. The names of businesses downtown Mayberry Trading Post. Mayberrys Music Center. Mayberry Memories, Barneys Cafe are testament to the exuberant opportunism Griffith made possible. An annual fall festival, Mayberry Days, draws tens of thousands of peo ple to Mount Airy. And at 129 North Main St., the owner of the sixdecade-old City Barber Shop even added the word Floyds at the front of its name two decades ago to evoke the TV shows Calvin Coolidge-loving ton sorial expert. Melvin Miles, 69, of Mount Airy, has an idea why people are so attracted to this stuff. Miles works for Squad Car Tours, which owns five Ford Galaxys, replicas of the cars used on the show. He remembers a town where people gathered on porches and lacking Facebook or 300 channels just visited. The people long for the simple way of life, Miles says. And that does not exist in too many areas anymore. Mayberry today is shorthand for a shiny America that may or may not have existed at all, yet endures. Just whistle the theme from the show and Griffiths vision is summoned. Listen to politicians talking about traditional values, and Mayberry is there. Eat at a Cracker Barrel restaurant anywhere in the republic and walk through its gen eral store, replete with striped candy sticks, jars of apple butter and rocking chairs priced to move, and Andy Taylor is lurking. Try and watch the movie Pleasantville without thinking of Mayberry. Like the folks in Pleasantville, The Andy Griffith Show eventually moved from black and white to color. Its final episode in 1968 begins at Mayberrys bucolic rail road depot. But the arriv ing train brings a chaotic, voluble Italian family to town or, if youre look ing for symbolism, the larger world arrives. There is no going back. Americans loved, and still love, the notion of the small town as a man ageable, nonthreatening, friendly, finite community an idea all but upended in the 21st century, where the truly isolated town is, for all practical purposes, no more. The black-andwhite world that Andy Griffith shaped so master fully is there for our perus al from a distance, but it is not coming back either on television or anywhere else. MAYBERRY: Small-town America Continued From Page 1D integrated online and include a TripTik mobile app, requested more than 14 million paper guides in 2010, spokeswoman Heather Hunter said. The number of paper maps AAA prints has declined, but she wouldnt go into detail. Rand McNally is known for its road atlases but also offers an interactive travel website and GPS devices; it declined to comment on how many maps its print ing these days. Carrier, now a consul tant in the mapping and travel publishing industry, said the additional services from traditional mapping companies show the incredible potential in the industry. Theres no question in the U.S. that traditional road maps are dimin ished, he said. But there are other areas of the map industry that are thriving and even growing. Charlie Regan, who runs the maps division for National Geographic, said the company has sold more paper map products in the past three years than it has ever sold since launching the division in 1915. He attributed it to customers learning to appreciate good map data and also noted that sales of international maps have remained consistent, and that sales of recre ational hiking maps are on the rise. Its almost like a golden age in mapping. More people than ever before in history are using maps every day, he said. For me, thats fantastic, and its an opportunity. What most people agree on is that paper road maps will not go away quietly, like pay phones and phone books. Chris Turner, a col lector from Jeffersonville, Ind., shook his head at the notion of paper maps becoming obsolete. With a GPS or other mapping system that you might use, you feel like youre beholden to the GPS lady. You know? Turn left here. Recalculating. Well, with a map, you can trace your route and you can decide for yourself still where you want to go. And if you want to vary from the GPS lady, so be it, he said. But youre armed with that knowl edge from that map to do that. MAPS: Paper version not obsolete Continued From Page 1D By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Kansas State University student Greg Peterson and some friends were unwind ing at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAOs song Sexy and I Know It came on the radio. He groaned. But as the chorus droned on, the 21-yearold found inspiration. He switched sexy to farm ing as he began rapping. Then he started coming up with lyrics. It would be fun, he thought, to do a video parody with his brothers when he returned home to the family farm in central Kansas. Peterson said the brothers aimed the video at their city friends on Facebook because they hardly knew anything about the farm. They ended up educating the world. Im Farming and I Grow It video has become an Internet sensation with more than 3.2 million views since it was posted June 25 on YouTube. Its success has been hailed by farm groups, documented by newspa pers and even won the brothers a whirlwind trip to New York City for a tele vision appearance on Fox News Channels Fox & Friends. Peterson said he and his family have been a little bit overwhelmed by all the attention and hes doing some normal things now to keep sane. On a recent morning, he was out swathing or mowing the prairie hay used to feed the familys cattle. I am just trying to rest my brain a little bit and get back to, you know, this is reality, he said by cell phone. This is something I can understand, whereas when I was in New York, everything was just hitting my mind, and it was kind of like, I cant believe this, I cant believe this. The 21-year-old Kansas State University senior isnt the first to parody LMFAOs club hit. Spoofs include Elmo and I Know It, which features the popular Sesame Street character, Im Average and I Know It, and Santa and I Know It. Most have only a few thousand hits, although the Elmo version has garnered roughly 12.7 million hits in about seven months. Petersons 3:32-minute video begins at the break of dawn with him and his brothers, Nathan, 18, and Kendal, 15, walking across a field of golden wheat that sways gently in the wind. The scenes then shift rapidly to the songs beat, showing the broth ers doing chores, driving combines and tractors and jumping on hay bales. It ends with the three walk ing off into the sunset across a field where the wheat has been harvested. One scene shows Peterson feeding cattle as he raps, When I step to the bunk, yeah, this is what I see: All the hungry cattle are staring at me. I got passion for my plants, and I aint afraid to show it, show it, show it. Im farm ing, and I grow it. Peterson, whos major ing in agriculture com Farm parody of Sexy and I Know It goes viral ASSOCIATED PRESS This frame grab from video shows Assaria, Kan., brothers, from left: Nathan; Greg and Kendal Peterson in their video parody on LMAFOs Sexy and I Know It. The parody, that has gone viral on YouTube and Facebook, shows the three brothers rapping their farming mission on the familys Saline County farm. munication and journalism and minoring in music performance at Kansas State, said the video was produced with iMovie and GarageBand software. His 11-year-old sister, Laura, shot some of it on the fam ily farm near Assaria. Steve Baccus, the presi dent of the Kansas Farm Bureau, said what the Peterson brothers did on their own is exactly what agriculture groups have been trying to get other farmers to do use social media to show consumers the real faces of agricul ture. Individual farmers and industry groups have start ed using Twitter, YouTube and other social media in recent years to counter the messages put out by techsavvy environmental and animal rights groups con cerned about everything from water quality to the size of cages chickens are kept in. We think it is a great way to communicate with the consumer and give them an idea of what exact ly goes on in agriculture on the farm, Baccus said. We are being painted by some different groups in a pretty nasty vein, and that is not at all true. I think we need to get the message out there is another side of agriculture. He said he loved the Peterson brothers video: I liked the way they incor porated humor into it, and I just thought they did a fantastic job. Peterson has posted other videos about the fam ily farm on YouTube, and said theyll make more. He keeps his iPod Touch with him as he farms, occasion ally pulling it out and film ing things. That doesnt take any extra time, or really any extra thought, he said. It is just like, This is what I am doing. So I will con tinue to make those kinds of videos.
Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012 3D3DLIFEBy JILL LAWLESSAssociated PressLONDON Â— If thereÂ’s one thing James Bond has taught us itÂ’s that behind every great spy is a great tailor. A new exhibition at LondonÂ’s Barbican Centre explores the style of the suave secret agent, displaying costumes, props, set piec-es and design drawings from half a century of 007 films. Assembled with help from the filmsÂ’ producer, EON ProductionsÂ— which has a new Bond movie to promote in the fall Â— the exhibition includes the spyÂ’s tuxedos, Bond girl ball gowns and villainsÂ’ vestments, as well as a selection of props and gad-gets. There are also sketches by the filmsÂ’ influential set designer, Ken Adam, whose cavernous lairs and sleek space stations did much to create the moviesÂ’ modernist luster. The show is both a reflection of the remarkable staying power of Ian FlemingÂ’s fictional secret agent and a tribute to the British, European and American craftspeo-ple and designers who have created the look of the quintessentially British icon. Â“The films always attracted the greatest design talent,Â” curator Bronwyn Cosgrave said Thursday. They ranged from the German-born Adam to Academy Award-win-ning costume designer Lindy Hemming, a Briton who helped put together the exhibi-tion. Â“In the beginning they didnÂ’t have the money Â— but they had the ingenuity,Â” Cosgrave said. The money came later, as the globally successful franchise sent Bond to exotic locations around the world Â— and eventu-ally, in 1979Â’s Â“Moonraker,Â” into space. Clips from the movies are screened throughout the exhibition, which includes items that have become mini-icons, from the white bikini worn by Ursula Andress in the first Bond film, Â“Dr. No,Â” to the tight blue swim trunks sported by Daniel Craig in Â“Casino Royale.Â” Cosgrave said that since Â“Dr. NoÂ” in 1962, Â“Bond has consistently led the wayÂ” in style. She said Sean ConneryÂ’s Â“conduit cutÂ” suit by Saville Row tailor Anthony Sinclair from the 1960s films is Â“the menÂ’s equiva-lent of a Chanel suit,Â” while a sharply cut tuxedo is so identified with the character it has become known as Â“the James Bond look.Â” The first time Bond appeared onscreen, in Â“Dr. No,Â” viewers saw the silk-lined cuff of his tuxedo sleeve before they saw ConneryÂ’s face. Cosgrave said the success of the look is simple to explain. Â“ItÂ’s sexy,Â” she said. Â“When does a man look his best? In a tuxedo.Â” The exhibition includes tuxes worn by Bonds from Connery (classic Saville Row) to Roger Moore (by designer-to-the-stars Doug Hayward) to Craig, who is dressed by American designer Tom Ford. FordÂ’s lean suits Â— in neatly circular fashion Â— draw on the 1960s for inspiration. Cosgrave said that because actors typically play 007 over several films Â— apart from one-off George Lazenby in Â“On Her MajestyÂ’s Secret ServiceÂ” Â— Â“each Bond had an opportunity to forge a relationship with their tailor. As a result, theyÂ’re impec-cably dressed.Â” All those designer names reveal another Bond secret Â— 007 is both an international brand himself and a magnet for other luxury labels. With the 23rd Bond film, Â“Skyfall,Â” set for release in October, the exhibition gift shop lets visitors purchase a piece of Bond style, from cocktail shakers and martini glasses to silk ties and gold bars made of chocolate. Â“Designing 007Â” opens Friday and runs to Sept. 5. It will then tour internation-ally, opening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto in October.007 exhibition looks at screen spy A visitor takes picture of models of James BondÂ’s Lotus Es prit used in the film Â‘The Spy Who Loved MeÂ’ on display in the exhibition Â‘Designing 007 Fifty Years of Bond StyleÂ’ at the Barbica n Centre in London. Visitors look at a tuxedo worn by James Bond actor, Danie l Craig, in the film Â‘Quantum of SolaceÂ’ on display in th e exhibition Â‘Designing 007 Fifty Years of Bond StyleÂ’ at the Barbican centre in London.ASSOCIATED PRESS A recreation of Jill MastersonÂ’s golden body in the film Â‘GoldfingerÂ’ is seen on display in the exhibition Â‘De signing 007 Fifty Years of Bond StyleÂ’ at the Barbican centre in London.ASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESS TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) Â— The photographer gingerly places a small, mixed-breed puppy on a platform in his makeshift studio at an animal shelter in northern Taiwan. The dog looks about 2 months old, with alert, trusting eyes and a shiny black coat. Tou Chih-kang captures expressions, personality. He creates the kind of photos that any pet owner would love to have. This puppy has no owner and will not get one. Once its photo shoot is over, it will be taken away by vets to be put down. Tou has been recording the last moments of canines at the Taoyuan Animal Shelter for two years. He has captured the images of some 400 dogs, most of which were pets abandoned by their owners. To him the work is dis-tressing, but heÂ’s trying to spread a message of responsibility. Â“I believe something should not be told but should be felt,Â” says Tou, a thick-bodied 37-year-old with an air of quiet confidence. Â“And I hope these images will arouse the viewers to contemplate and feel for these unfortunate lives, and understand the inhu-manity we the society are putting them through.Â” His photographs are redolent of the kind of formal portraits Â— of people Â— that were taken 100 years ago, designed to bestow dig-nity and prestige upon the subject. In many of the dog portraits, the animals are placed at angles that make them look almost human. This year Taiwanese authorities will euthanize an estimated 80,000 stray dogs. Animal-wel-fare advocates say the relatively widespread nature of the phe-nomenon Â— TaiwanÂ’s human population is only 23 million Â— reflects the still immature nature of the islandÂ’s dog-own-ing culture and the belief among some of its majority Buddhist population that dogs are rein-carnated humans who behaved badly in a previous life. It would seem, judging by the many stores in Taiwan that sell fancy dog clothes and other baubles, as if Taiwanese fawn over their animals, and some do. But others abandon pets to the streets once their initial enthusiasm cools. Â“Animals are seen just as playthings, not to be taken seriously,Â” says Grace Gabriel, Asia regional director of the Massachusetts-based International Fund for Animal Welfare. Activists say that some 70 percent of dogs in Taiwanese shelters are killed after a 12-day waiting period, despite govern-ment efforts to find them homes. Gabriel says dogs in U.S. shelters are less likely to be euthanized, though millions of cats continue to be put down there each year. The dogs who wind up in Taoyuan are picked up by roving patrols, funded by local govern-ments, of workers equipped with large nets. The dogs come in all sizes and shapes. Some are young and active, others grizzled, listless and battered. After Tou photographs them, veterinary workers take them for a brief turn around a grassy courtyard before leading them into a small, clinical-looking room where they are killed by lethal injection. Tou, who uses the professional name Tou Yun-fei, says he began his project because the Taiwanese media were not paying enough attention to the dogsÂ’ plight. He says he doesnÂ’t believe in having pets, but the problem had long plagued his conscience. He says that while some of his friends refuse to even look at his photographs, others say the images taught them to take pet ownership more seriously.Last pics: photographer gets shots of doomed dogs Taiwanese photographer Tou Chih-kang hangs his portra its of the final moments in the lives of shelter dogs for a public exhibi tion in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan. Tou has been visiting dog shelters for two years now, making human-like portraits that give a sense of dignity and esteem to some 400 canines, in hopes of educating the public on th e proper care of pets. ASSOCIATED PRESS
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DEAR ABBY: Some friends of ours entertain often, and ask certain guests to bring dishes for as many as 15 to 18 people. This has evolved to the point that I am often left a message telling me to come up with a specific dish. Because I am a good cook, the dishes they request can be quite elaborate. Last week, two of the eight couples invited were asked to bring a dish for dinner. As I was unwrapping mine, the hostess told me to mix it together with the other one, which had been bought at the supermarket! She seemed put out with me when I replied that I had spent many hours preparing my dish and would rather not combine them. Abby, four years of this is enough for me. In the future when IÂ’m invited, IÂ’ll accept and say that IÂ’ll con-tribute some wine. Period. Please donÂ’t advise that we refuse invitations from this family -they are my husbandÂ’s oldest friends, and our husbands do busi-ness together. By the way, this couple is very wealthy. They could afford to cater all of these gatherings. -NOT THE HIRED HELP DEAR NOT THE HIRED HELP: Take wine and offer no apologies. If it was good enough for the Last Supper, it should be good enough for your friends. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend, Â“Connie,Â” and I have been together for 13 months. I have been divorced a year and a half. ConnieÂ’s divorce became final six months ago, but she and her husband were separated for more than a year. ConnieÂ’s daughter, Â“Libby,Â” is being married later this year. SheÂ’s a won-derful girl, and I wish she were my daughter. I wish her the best. My problem is, I will not be attending the rehearsal dinner, the wedding or the reception. Connie says that if I were to show up, her ex, who hasnÂ’t gotten on with his life, would make a scene and ruin the day for Libby. I understand that, but I have mixed emotions. I love Libby very much and would never do anything to hurt her, but I truly want to be a part of ConnieÂ’s and LibbyÂ’s lives. ItÂ’s going to be hard for me to sit home while everyone else is enjoying the celebration. Please give me your view. -LEFT OUT IN LITTLE ROCK DEAR LEFT OUT: The last thing you should do is sit home and brood. Make plans with friends for those two days and keep occu-pied. Connie is sacrificing her personal preference to ensure that her daughterÂ’s wedding goes as smoothly as possible. She knows what kind of a scene her ex-husband is capable of. Please support her and do not take this personally. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: Please settle a long-standing fam-ily dispute. Is the spider that climbed up the water-spout itsy-bitsy or eensy-weensy? -WEBBED IN COLUMBIA, MD. DEAR WEBBED: If the dispute is long-standing, then it is not eensy-weensy. The spider that climbed up the waterspout was itsy-bitsy, at least thatÂ’s the way I learned it. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Life is a changing playing field. WhatÂ’s important is staying in the game. The past brings you experience; the present, a chance to do better. +++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): DonÂ’t let people or situations bother you outwardly. Keep a close watch and be prepared to take action, but say little. Someone will try to take advantage of your kind-ness. ++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Too much of anything will backfire. Keep your conversations factual. Gossip will get you into trouble, and excessive behavior will cause people to talk about you behind your back. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Open your mind to unusual subjects or dif-ferent cultures and you will discover a lifestyle that suits you. DonÂ’t make changes because you are angry; make them because they are required for your own peace of mind. +++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A course, conference or con-versation that interests you will help you discover ways to make extra cash. More interaction with organiza-tions and experienced individuals will bring you closer to reaching your goals. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): DonÂ’t overdo it, or you will leave the wrong impression. Keep things tight and in perspective. Less will definitely be more if you are trying to get ahead. Show greater responsibility and adapt-ability, and you will get what you want in the end. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Position will be vital. DonÂ’t sit around being criticized when you can make a huge difference by getting involved in projects, causes or educational situations that will benefit you mental-ly, physically and financially. Do the unexpected. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a day trip to ease your mind and help you determine whatÂ’s needed to move forward person-ally or professionally. Good fortune is within reach, but you have to be willing to initiate whatever needs to be done first. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick to basics and avoid emotional encounters that can lead to personal problems. Entertaining and offer-ing a fun environment for friends, family or your lover can deter any uncer-tainty others might have regarding your motives. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): DonÂ’t rely on others, or you will be disappointed. Impulse and anger must be stifled if you want to finish what you start. ++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Invest in you and your abilities. Do what it takes to stabilize your financial situation and uti-lize what you have. Update your surroundings to suit your current lifestyle and needs. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Problems while traveling or dealing with friends or relatives are likely. DonÂ’t let emotional matters lead to deception. Be straightforward about what you need and want. Wasting time will be the culprit that holds you back. +++ Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word SUNDAY CROSSWORD Across 1 Plays a siren7 Gold Coast, today12 Meander,WVDSOXVLQDEDQN acct. 19 Noted landing site20 Player of the \RXQJHU&XQQLQJKDPRQ+DSS\'D\V 0DFKSUHGHFHVVRU
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To schedule your new patient appointment or for more information, please call ( 386) 755-9720 Ofce Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am to 4:30pm / Friday, 8am to 12pm Accepting Most Insurance Plans www.LakeCityMedical.com Welcomes LAKE CITY MEDI C A L CENTER Jeffrey C. Glenn, DO Lake City Medical Center is pleased to welcome Jeffrey C. Glenn, DO. Dr. Glenn is a board-certied orthopedic surgeon Fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery. Services provided: Fracture Care Hip Replacement Knee Replacement Partial Knee Replacement Trigger Finger Sports Injury Care Arthroscopic Knee & Shoulder Surgery On-site X-ray Carpel Tunnel JAY AMBROSE Scripps Howard News Service O ne reason I always liked Andy Griffith is that a character he played seemed in some ways like my father. Raised on a poor Kentucky farm in the early 20th century, Carl Ambrose always had a twinkle in his eye, humor in his soul and a friendliness that reached out to everyone. There was shrewdness in him at the same time, and the Andy we saw in his best-known TV show was no ones fool, either. Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry was in fact smart, on top of being endlessly kind, and that was one of the marvels of the show at a time when unflat tering prejudices about the South and some country folks were in vogue. To be sure, the South had done a lot to earn its reputation of being racist, but that was never the whole story. I have known scads of Southerners and people from rural settings all over who are very special. Griffith himself seems to have been blessed with mightily moral characteristics. People who knew him have been telling obit writ ers, on the occasion of his death Tuesday at age 86, what fine things he was always doing. He was a native of North Carolina who aimed for some career objectives he did not achieve while achieving others beyond expectation. And in his career he played characters who were nothing like wise, lovable Andy of Mayberry. Were reminded these roles were of villains who were cruel and vicious. But I am old enough to remember his 1953 monologue on college football, in which he comes across as a yokel utterly likeable through and through. You can revisit the routine on the Internet and hear him describ ing the game as a fight over a pumpkin in a cow pasture, and I defy you not to laugh. Griffith played a yokel again in the 1958 movie, No Time for Sergeants, which I remember as very, very funny, although I have not seen it in years. Griffith stayed nice but quit being a yokel in The Andy Griffith Show of the 1960s. Of course, Barney Fife, as played by comedic genius Don Knotts, might be described as yokel-like, though much else was at play in his personality, such as a sense of self-importance perhaps com pensating for a deeper sense of not measuring up. In the end, he would do what made sense, as is pointed out in an excellent July 4 New York Times piece by Neil Genzlinger. So how does the Griffith show compare with TV fare today? I admit that I mostly watch cur rent-events shows and sports. My wife and I do watch an occa sional series and I surf the chan nels sometimes to see what is there. I supplement all of this by reading about TV, and here is my impression: Theres some splen did acting and obvious intelli gence and artistic ability behind the best of the shows, but many of the cable dramas and sitcoms are crude beyond belief, a great deal of both cable and broadcast is stupid beyond belief and some of the reality shows are trashy beyond belief. Nothing I have run across has the wholesomeness of the Griffith show, which is not the same as saying sitcoms should all be fash ioned in that mode. It is instead a way of saying we have drifted far from an entertainment world that could give us really, really decent human beings always making final resort to decent behavior to solve their problems, with no untoward innuendo or sex scenes thrown in. I miss my father, and in a different way, I am going to miss Andy -and already miss Hollywood norms that could fos ter TV shows like the one named for him. n Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard news papers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas, and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado. Email SpeaktoJay(at)aol.com. A statue of Andy and Opie Taylor stands outside the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy, N.C. Andy Griffith, the iconic actor and North Carolina native, died Tuesday at the age of 86. Why well miss Andy Griffith ASSOCIATED PRESS