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By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comC reeping toward apartment buildings, a wooded area entic-es children down its well-worn paths. However, the overgrown, litter-strewn brush also serves as cover for illegal activities. Unified Body of Christ Church members organized Wednesday to clear away trash and cut back overgrown woods bordering the east side of Cedar Park Apartments in northern Lake City. Pastor Willie Brown said he has seen children cutting through the woods, but worries about the drug use that happens behind the cover of the overgrown tree limbs. Most areas of the subsidized apart-ment complex offer unobstructed views, but a child could easily be snatched into the wooded area, he said. Brown said the goal of the community action project is to keep activities in plain view. Â“This is a community,Â” he said. Â“We want to always encourage people to do better and see better,Â” Brown said. Last month, Brown and the apartment manager hosted a back-to-school event, when he saw the problem. Cedar Park is home to many children, he said. In the Â‘70s, there were more elderly people living in the complex, he said. Â“It wasnÂ’t the way it is now,Â” he said. Crime is more intense, he said. Â“Fights turn into wars,Â” Brown said. Brown himself lived a stoneÂ’s throw from Cedar Park and used to play in the courtyard with friends from school. Brown said he wants residents to see someone outside the apartments cares about them. However, some people in the complex do not appreciate the cleanup, he said. Â“ItÂ’s their getaway when the police come around,Â” he said. Â“IÂ’ll make sure it stays cleaned up,Â” Brown said. Leslie Mitchell, youth choir director for the church, lives just steps from the wooded area. Â“I have five kids. I want to By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comLocal supervisor of elections office officials say a judgeÂ’s rul-ing could impact the number of early voting days residents will have to cast their ballots for the Nov. 6 election. A federal judge says he will rule soon on whether to block a controversial state law that limits the number of early voting days in Florida. Liz P. Horne, Columbia County supervisor of elections, said the decision could impact local early voting if the judge decides to allow 15 days for early voting. Â“It may change the hours of operation,Â” she said. Â“It would be something we would consider because we have small staff where would have to adjust our hours. We may go back to 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., seven days a week for early voting. It could make a dif-ference in what our hours would be during early voting, but itÂ’s just something IÂ’ll have to look at when they bring that decision down.Â” Judge Timothy Corrigan held a three-hour hear-ing Wednesday on a lawsuit brought by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla. and others that contends the current law discriminates against blacks because they vote early in large percentages. Corrigan peppered both sides with questions about whether there were reasons for him to block the law so close to Election Day. The 2011 law passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature cut early voting days from 14 days to Opinion ................ 4APeople.................. 2AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 3B Puzzles ................. 4B TODAY IN PEOPLE New course for Rudd. COMING FRIDAY Local news roundup. 87 66 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNI TY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75Â¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 138, No. 168 1 JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterWayne Roberson tosses a tree branch onto a pile of trash raked out from a wooded area. Discarded glass bottles, c an, containers and other debris riddled the area where children often play. In ad dition, the area provided cover for criminal activity, Rob erson said.Early voters may get more time Hours of operationmay change locally,says elections chief. VOTING continued on 3A COUNTY continued on 3A Horne Â‘Do better, see betterÂ’ Local church cleaning up apartment complex Â– in more ways than oneCountyready tofinalizebudgetBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comCounty officials hope to set the countyÂ’s financial future for the next fiscal year by adopting the countyÂ’s total proposed $96,706,996 fiscal bud-get and millage rate for 2012-13 at the countyÂ’s final budget hearing tonight. The final budget hearing will take place during the Columbia County Commission meeting 7 p.m. at the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex Auditorium, 372 W. Duval St. Â“The county is not proposing any change in the mill-age rate,Â” said Dale Williams, county manager, who also noted there were no increases in non ad valorem assessments such as fire and solid waste annual fees. Â“There were no new fees and the county worked within the revenue that was available.Â” The countyÂ’s proposed $96,706,996 total budget includes $38,475,000 in cash balance brought forward, as well as $24,988,364 in reserves. The county is proposing to adopt the same millage rate as last year, 8.015 mills. In the 2012-2013 fiscal Final hearing on budget, millageis set for tonight. WilliamsJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterWillie Brown, Unified Body of Christ Church pastor, points out the potential for drug hideouts, abductions and other criminal activities that may stem from the sidewalk being blocked by trees and bushes growing wildly. Â‘If Jesus were here, thi s is where he would be. He would be hitting these areas,Â’ Brown said. CHURCH continued on 3A Hundredscheer shuttleon HoustonstopoverRAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated PressHOUSTON Â— Hundreds of people cheered the space shuttle Endeavour Wednesday as it circled overhead and then landed in Houston, giving Space City a fleeting glimpse of a retired shuttle many locals feel should have been permanently displayed there. As they held up their cameras, cellphones and tablets to get a final shot of NASAÂ’s youngest shuttle rid-ing piggyback on a jumbo jet, many people talked of the bittersweet feel-ings they had about Endeavour stop-ping in Houston only to head to a permanent museum exhibit in Los Angeles. Â“I think itÂ’s a pretty rotten deal, SHUTTLE continued on 3A
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American Airlines on Tuesday announced it plans to let about 4,400 employees go nationally including more than 1,400 in South Florida. Siemens Energy Inc., meanwhile, said it will lay off 615 wind turbine work ers in three states includ ing about 60 at its Orlando headquarters. Reports released in Zimmerman case ORLANDO Forensic tests show George Zimmermans DNA was the only one that could be identified on the grip of the gun used to fatally shoot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The results made public Wednesday rule out Martins DNA from being on the guns grip. Zimmermans DNA also was identified on the guns holster. The tests were inconclusive as to whether Martins DNA was on the guns holster. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree mur der for fatally shooting Martin during a confronta tion in a gated community in Sanford in February. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, claiming selfdefense. Bus driver falls ill, boy takes over NAPLES Jackson Bonar, 11, stopped a school bus after its driver became ill and lost control. Bonar was the last child on the bus Tuesday afternoon. The bus was two streets away from his home when the driver began driving erratically. Jackson said that the driver made a strange face and fell against the window. Jackson said the bus was headed toward a palm tree, so he jumped out of his seat, hit the brakes and steered into a chain-link fence. The sixth-grader said he worried that if the bus hit a tree, the impact would trigger the air bag and hurt the driver more. Engineers drain Lake Okeechobee MIAMI Federal engi neers are draining stormswollen Lake Okeechobee. Water levels in the South Florida lake top 15 feet and are still ris ing from rains dumped by Tropical Storm Isaac. Draining the lake will ease pressure on its aging dike. It also means sending polluted waters down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. Draining the lake in the past has trig gered fish-killing algae blooms in both rivers. Woman sues US Marshals for $10M FORT LAUDERDALE A South Florida woman wounded when U.S. Marshals opened fire on a suspect is suing the agen cy for $10 million. Janira Calderin was struck by bullets five times in her head, left foot and right hand. She was picking up Samir Herrera in Boynton Beach in August 2011 when mar shals moved in to arrest Herrera. Herrera was wanted on charges of attempted mur der, kidnapping and armed robbery. The marshals said they opened fire after Herrera pulled out a gun. U.S. Coast Guard calls off search MIAMI The U.S. Coast Guard has sus pended its search for a Tennessee woman who fell off a cruise ship into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Royal Caribbean said the Allure of the Seas was headed to Nassau, the Bahamas, when a guest went overboard. Associated Press Rudd, looking for change, returns to stage NEW YORK F or the past few years, somethings been slowly gnawing at Paul Rudd the lure of live theater. The 43-year-old star, who has been on a goofy come dic tear lately with Our Idiot Brother, Dinner for Schmucks, Wanderlust and TVs Parks and Recreation, was itching to get back to his roots. I was kind of antsy, he said. I was, I think, kind of finally hitting a place where I thought, I just want to try something a little different. And not just with the genre but even the medium. Hes more than gotten his wish. In the play Grace, which opens on Broadway on Oct. 4, Rudd slips into a pitch-dark role an evangelical Christian who basically unravels onstage. I was drawn to this character because its a different character for me and certainly different than any thing Ive played in the last several years, said the boyish-looking actor. I thought it was bold and fresh and something I hadnt seen before. Grace also stars seven-time Emmy Award winner Edward Asner, Boardwalk Empire regular Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington, a vet eran of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Rudd and Arrington play a couple who arrive in Florida with big plans to open a chain of gospel-themed motels until they meet an agitated rocket scientist neighbor, played by Shannon, and a caustic exterminator, played by Asner. Chaos ensues. Kelly makes Soul Train history, Usher up for 5 NEW YORK R. Kelly is nomi nated for two awards at this years Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show. Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriters award and album of the year, bringing his career total to 21 nominations. Usher leads this years awards with five nominations. Estelle, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend are also multiple nominees. Lohan charged with hitting pedestrian NEW YORK Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York early Wednesday on charges that she clipped a pedestrian with her car and did not stop driving, but her publicist said he expects the allegations to be proven false. The 26-year-old actress was arrest ed at 2:25 a.m. as she left a nightclub at the Dream Hotel in Manhattans Chelsea neighborhood, police said. They said no alcohol was involved. Lohan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and causing injury. News Corp. looks to dismiss hacking lawsuit DOVER, Del. News Corp. attor neys are asking a judge to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit alleging that company directors allowed a damag ing cover-up of the phone hacking scandal in Britain. The judge heard arguments Wednesday but didnt indicate when he would rule. Associated Press Wednesday: Afternoon: 6-5-0 Evening: N/A Wednesday: Afternoon: 2-1-3-7 Evening: N/A Tuesday: 5-6-15-33-35 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAIL Y BRIEFING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Page Editor: Jason M. Walker, 754-0430 ASSOCIATED PRESS Actor Paul Rudd poses for a portrait at the Grace Hotel in New York. The 43-yearold star has been on a goofy comedic tear lately with Our Idiot Brother, Dinner for Schmucks, Wanderlust and TVs Parks and Recreation. Now he is playing an evangelical Christian who basically unravels onstage in the play Grace, which opens on Broadway on Oct. 4. ASSOCIATED PRESS Taking it one step at a time Choctawhatchee High School basketball players run the stairs at Etheredge Stadium as part of a preseason workout routine in Fort Walton Beach. Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays Singer Gogi Grant is 88. Actress-comedian Anne Meara is 83. Actress Sophia Loren is 78. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Taylor is 77. Rock musician Chuck Panozzo is 65. Acttor Tony Denison is 63. Actress Debbi Morgan is 61. Actor Gary Cole is 56. Actress-model Moon Bloodgood is 37. Rapper Yung Joc is 30. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benet those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 Thought for Today Politics is very much like taxes ev erybody is against them, or everybody is for them as long as they dont apply to him. Fiorello La Guardia, New York City mayor (1882-1947) Kelly Lohan
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The Columbia County Supervisor of Elections office early voting hours are 7 a.m. 7 p.m., with eight days of early vot ing. Early voting for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election will take place from Oct. 27 Nov. 3. The early voting period is slat ed to last eight days, but the judges ruling could push early voting to 15 days. According to Florida Statutes, 101.657D., early voting must be offered at least 96 hours. The general election will take place Nov. 6 and the polls will be open from 7 a.m. 7 p.m. Were looking forward to this election and we have really tried to work hard and prepare our way to get through this election and we all feel comfortable were taking care of everything, Horne said. Were looking forward to it getting start ed and seeing who the winner is. The Associated Press contributed to this story. make sure they are safe as well as the whole community, she said, while chop ping back branches. Mitchell said she has seen people hanging out behind the trees, but she is glad to help fix the problem. Brown said the project would likely take several days to finish. Most people arent willing to get dirty for ministry work, he said. If Jesus were here, this is where he would be, Brown said. Dad gave teens alcohol, say police From staff reports A Lake City man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly providing his child and two other teenagers with alcohol after authorities were called to the scene of a disturbance. Timmy L. Barfuss, 38, 332 NW Genell Loop, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with the case. He was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on $1,000 bond. According to Lake City Police Department reports, around 4:03 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to 636 NW Palm Drive for complaints of kids drinking in the street. When officers Staci Brownfield and Mike Del Castillo arrived they said they found Barfuss, a 15-year-old and two 17year-olds standing around a truck in the front yard, drinking beer. Barfuss attempt ed to casually get the beer cans from the teens and pour them out without getting the officers attention according to police reports. Officers reported they noted the distinct odor of alcohol emanating from all three teens as they were talking to them, dur ing which the 15-year-old began vomiting up alco hol. Due to the childs condition, an EMS unit was called to treat the teen and the teen was turned over to the custody of his mother. During the on-scene investigation, authorities reportedly found recently emp tied beer cans in the bed of the truck, interior of the open truck an din the front yard. Authorities said they determined Barfuss provided the alcohol to the three teens. Barfuss was arrested for contribut ing to the delinquency of a minor and two of the juveniles were arrested for posses sion of alcohol by a minor and disorderly conduct, reports said. Barfuss basically, said Scott Rush, 54, of Crystal Cove, Texas. NASA retired its shuttle fleet last summer, under direction of the White House, to spend more time and money on reaching destinations beyond lowEarth orbit. Asteroids and the planet Mars are on the space agencys radar for crewed missions. Houston, home to the Johnson Space Center and Mission Control, was one of the bidders for a permanent shuttle exhibit. It lost, and instead has received a mock-up from Kennedy. The one were getting is a toy. An important toy, but a toy nonetheless, said Rush, wearing a t-shirt proudly pro claiming that he had witnessed NASAs last shuttle launch. Back-to-back delays in the ferry flight resulted in one day being cut from the Houston visit. But Wednesday dawned under bright sunshine and cooler-thannormal temperatures, drawing hun dreds of excited people, many of whom brought their children or grandchildren along to see history in the making. I want to go on it, said 3-year-old Joshua Lee as he headed to the landing area with his mother and grandmother. Earlier Wednesday, hundreds gath ered in Cape Canaveral to bid Endeavour farewell. The shuttle will spend the night in Houston before continuing its journey to Los Angeles International Airport, where its scheduled to land Friday. In mid-October, Endeavour will be transported down city streets to the California Science Center. Nash Road will be closed from 10 a.m. until noon today for an emergency repair by CSX to the roads rail crossing. Nash Road to be closed today budget the millage rate is expected to generate $17,667,998. Last year the coun ty generated $18,127,592 from property taxes. The commission is also slated to hear a first-reading on a mixed-used development proposal for the countys land develop ment regulations. The proposal addresses the inland port site and calls for the addi tion of a new zoning district, mixed use district designation, that will be in the catalyst site. That pretty much will complete one of the major pieces of that project, as we move towards getting it developed, Williams said as he spoke of the new zon ing designation. The project is now called the North ASSOCIATED PRESS Space shuttle Endeavour sits atop NASAs Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, Wednesday at Ellington Field in Houston.
S tep aside, 1 percent. ItÂ’s Mitt RomneyÂ’s 47 percent that will domi-nate the presidential campaign from now on. And what a motley crew it is. The nearly half of the population that is paying no federal income tax today and may receive government benefits has been written off by the GOP candidate, based on a pri-vate talk he gave to campaign donors in May. This and other remarks captured on a now-viral video released by Mother Jones illuminate a frightening world view for a presidential nominee and a stark contrast to the philosophies of past Republican presidents. The remarks were all the more chilling because, Romney says, they were unscripted. This apparently is how he thinks. Who are the newly infamous 47 percent? Nearly a quarter are retirees -those aging, mostly white, often Republican moochers now on fixed incomes. Many are vet-erans -notoriously underpaid in the military and then, when they come home from com-bat, leeching services from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Then there are the working poor, who pay payroll and other federal taxes but make too little to pay the gradu-ated income tax, a system Republican presidents helped to build. Only about 8 percent pay no federal taxes at all, according to a Washington Post analysis -basically the unemployed, the disabled and the very poor. Many of these folks are part of the Republican base (except, most likely, those shiftless col-lege students frittering away time on engineering degrees). But Romney suggests all 47 percent Â“believe they are vic-tims.Â” He was insulting his own voters. This just scrapes the surface of RomneyÂ’s world view. As if to mock the struggle of Americans born into poverty, he said: Â“There is a percep-tion, Â‘Oh, we were born with a silver spoon, he never had to earn anything and so forth.Â’ Frankly, I was born with a sil-ver spoon, which is the great-est gift you can have: which is to get born in America.Â” Romney was born rich. He went to the best schools, trav-eled, never had to worry about his next meal. And thatÂ’s great. Every parent would love to offer those advantages. But it is not the same as a child growing up in East Palo Alto, dodging gunfire and seeing too little of parents working two jobs to get by. Romney also lobbed a grenade into the Middle East tin-derbox, declaring Palestinians have Â“no interest whatsoever in establishing peace.Â” Along with half of Americans, he writes off the Palestinian people, many of whom work hard for peace, along with many Israelis. He apparently would abdicate the United StatesÂ’ stand-ing to broker compromise, leaving little hope of avoiding all-out war. There were indications before this that Romney is clueless about average peopleÂ’s lives and inept at foreign policy. But the clarity of the views in this talk has to give all Americans pause. Or at least 47 percent of them. RomneyÂ’sÂ‘47 percentÂ’ commentshows hisworld view ONE OPINION M itt Romney has settled on a curi-ous campaign strategy: insult-ing the people he needs to get elected as presi-dent. At a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser last May in Boca Raton, Romney devolved himself of the curious thought that 47 percent of the electorate will vote for President Barack Obama Â“no matter whatÂ” because they are completely dependent on the government to care for them. They Â“believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That thatÂ’s an entitle-ment. And the government should give it to them. ... These are people who pay no income tax.Â” Casually dismissing nearly half of all Americans as freeload-ers, he said that, presumably, as president: Â“My job is not to worry about these people. IÂ’ll never convince them they should take personal responsi-bility and care for their lives.Â” The Tax Foundation, a think tank in Washington, D.C., found that the 10 states with the high-est number of Â“these peopleÂ” who donÂ’t pay income taxes are in red states most likely to go for Romney. The Tax Policy Center, which does independent analysis, says that, indeed, 46 percent of Americans paid no federal income tax last year, although they did pay other taxes: federal payroll and excise taxes, state and local income taxes, sales and property taxes. The TPC says half of those who didnÂ’t pay income taxes didnÂ’t earn enough to owe any. Others didnÂ’t pay income taxes because of exemptions, deduc-tions and credits intended to benefit senior citizens and low-income working families with children. White senior citizens are -or maybe, in light of events, were -one of RomneyÂ’s strongest demographics, and surely struggling blue-collar families might have been sus-ceptible to his promise to create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. But then the Romney campaign, being conducted at a leisurely, unhurried pace that surely worries his supporters, has strayed almost completely from what they thought would be their winning issue: jobs and the economy. It is way too early to write off the GOP nomineeÂ’s campaign, but there are signs of worry within: reports that ambitious Republicans are quietly elbow-ing and jostling to position themselves for 2016, just in case of a Romney loss, and fur-ther reports of dissension and infighting among his campaign staff, Â“a circular firing squad,Â” as one observer put it. There seems to be no good way to look at this incident. Either Romney really believes that nearly half of the countryÂ’s residents are shiftless wards of the government or he was shamelessly pandering to a roomful of rich people, many of them no doubt skilled in the arts of tax avoidance. Neither explanation speaks well of him. RomneyÂ’s new tactic: Insult his own voters LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor:COMMUNICATIONS. This word represents the worldÂ’s big-gest problem. What a different world it would be if we could all successfully do this. I contacted the local office of our Florida House of Representatives sev-eral times in June and July of this year and asked that I be contacted in regard to a possible solution to a problem that exists between our federal govern-ment and our state government. I was never contacted. I sent a certified letter to our repre-sentative on July 25, 2012, and someone signed for this letter on July 26, 2012. I have a signed receipt. The representative, nor anyone else ever contacted me. What I wanted to discuss was a possible solution to the problem of someone who is deceased voting. This was a problem during the election of a presndent almost four years ago. It seems to me the State of Florida passed a law in which, when someone dies, that a certi-fied copy of the death certificate be sent in a timely manner to the appropriate supervisor of elections office in the county where the deceased person lived. This action would be the authority to remove that per-son from the voting rolls. This would be the responsibility of the funeral home that either (1) prepared the body for a funeral or memorial service or (2) the next of kin if there was no funeral or memorial service, except for the immediate family and/or friends, or the entity that was responsible for the death certificate to be prepared. With such a law in place then this state could tell the federal government to spend their time on something constructive. Since i have not heard from the representitive then I must conclude that either the person was not advised of my letter or had knowledge of my letter and chose to ignore it. Charles A. MorganLake City Letters violated paperÂ’s policy 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. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Â—Â“Newspapers get things done!Â” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, publisher Robert Bridges, editor Sue Brannon, controller Dink NeSmith, president Tom Wood, chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writerÂ’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: email@example.com T he liberal media went wild over a video of Mitt Romney saying people who pay no taxes and live off government handouts have no reason to vote for him. Left unsaid is that Barack Obama has been run-ning on exactly that platform. When it comes to the culture of dependency, President Obama built that. Mr. Obama views government as a bottomless well of free handouts. Every idea, every pro-posal, every promise Mr. Obama makes involves the government giving something to somebody. His urgent focus is to expand and strengthen governmentÂ’s role in everyoneÂ’s daily life. This was illustrated in the Obama campaign slideshow Â“The Life of Julia,Â” a detailed roadmap for cradle-to-grave dependence on government. Every slide began with, Â“Under President ObamaÂ” Â— which the White House believes is the proper place for Americans. Mr. Obama said he wanted to spread the wealth around and fundamentally transform America. Unfortunately, he has. There are more Americans in poverty now than when President Lyndon Johnson declared war on it in 1964. The vaunted Â“stimulusÂ” program was nearly a trillion dollars of giveaways to well-connected insiders. It failed to produce the promised job benefits but did prop up a network of Obama cronies who would have a hard time competing on a level play-ing field. All Mr. Obama can do is spend other peopleÂ’s money and run up debt like a teenager with a credit card. Mr. ObamaÂ’s voter base is typified by the euphoric 2008 supporter who said she, Â“never thought this day would ever hap-pen. I wonÂ’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I wonÂ’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help him, heÂ’s gonna help me.Â” There is no reason for the moocher class to vote for someone like Mr. Romney who promises fiscal accountability. He threatens their government goodies. ObamaÂ’smoocherculture Q The Washington Times OPINION Thursday, September 20, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A4AOPINION One solution to an electoral problemTo the Editor:Your Letters Policy states that letters should not exceed 400 words and are limited to two per month published. On September 18, 2012 and September 19, 2012 you published letters from Janet Horton that exceeded your 400 word requirement by at least 5 times. In fact, they were longer than the normal writings on your Opinion page. Why is this so? Concerning the the one Â“No discretion in enforcing the law,Â” I was at Chief GilmoreÂ’s meet-ing and Ms. Horton expressed the same opinion that Police Officers should have NO discre-tion on law enforcement but just write tickets and the Lake City Police would have lots of money to operate. Others there expressed their displeasure by making verbal comments about how ridiculous her ideas were. If she believes in enforcing rules, WHY did she break your rules for letter writing two days in a row? It appears that Ms. Horton wants rules to apply to others but not her! In addition, I have lived in many states in the USA, and I find this Chief of Police to be one of the best I have had the pleasure of having as Chief of Police. Alan J. ReiterLake City Q Dale McFeatters is editorial writer for Scripps Howard News Service. Dale McFeattersmcfeattersd@shns.com ANOTHER VIEW Q San Jose Mercury News
Joyce Chambers Clark 1932-2012 Joyce Chambers Clark passed away peacefully with her children at her side on Sunday, Septem ber 16th in Panama City, FL. Born in Lake City, FL on April 13, 1932 she lived in Lake City, Jack sonville, and Ft White FL the majority of her adult life. She resided in Panama City, FL the past seven years. She retired in 1993 from Anchor Hocking Glass Corp in Jacksonville as a Quality Assurance Inspector and relocated to Ft. White where she loved gardening and devoted her time to her church, children, grandchildren and family. She gave her time often to those in need and taught by example the importance of caring for others. Preceded in death by her parents Lula Bell and Guy Hill Chambers, 2 brothers and 3 sisters, she is survived by a sister Lizzie Lemcke (William, Atlanta) and children Freda Kellman (Allen, Jacksonville), Steve Clark (Connie, Ft White), Michael LeRoy Clark (Cynthia, Branford), Freddie Clark (Tina, Enterprise AL), Ruth Knight (Ft White), Casey Clark (Janet, Raiford), Debbi Dial (David, Panama City), Loretta Steward (Jackson ville). She is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren who knew her lovingly as Granny, Nana, and Granny Joyce. The family wishes to thank the profession als at Glen Cove Nursing Pa vilion, Bay Medical Center and Covenant Hospice in Panama City for their gentle care and loving kindness. She is at peace at last, resting with angels and our Lord. Visitation will be held on Fri day, September 22, 6pm-8pm at Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler, FL. Services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 11am at Archer Memorial Chapel with procession following to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Cemetery, McAlpin, FL (Suwannee County). Graveside services will begin at approximately 2pm. ARCHER FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements (386-4962008).Evelyn L. Hambrick Mrs. Evelyn L. Hambrick, 59, of Lake City expired on Sep tember 17th at Shands of U.F. in Gainesville, FL She was born on April 25, 1953 to the late Ella Criswell and the late Willie Jackson. She was educated in the Columbia County public school system. She was a member of the Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Church. She was employed at the Rentz restau rant for over 30 yrs. A daughter, India Washington and a brother, Charles Robinson proceeded her in death. Survivors are: Husband Howard Hambrick, Children: Lesean (Jermaine) Fulton and Jovan (Michael) Bing. (2) sisters: Villa Jean Jackson and Tesha Jackson. (3) brothers: Willie Jackson, Jr., Cecil Jackson, and Charles Jackson. (9) Grandchildren, (4) great grand children, and (1) Aunt Mary Lee Criswell. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, Sept. 21st, from 6-8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Sat urday at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Tabor A.M.E. church with Pas MIZELL FUNERAL HOME 365 N.W. Washington St., is in charge of arrangements. Ph# 752-3166. Please sign guest register at www.mizellfuneralhome.com Paul Perkins Paul Perkins, age 67 resident of Baldwin, FL., died Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing & Rehab. terminating an extended illness. Born in Sanderson, FL., he was the son of the late Willie & Louise Coleman Perkins. Survivors include his Sisters & Brothers, Elton Perkins, Margie Perkins, Joseph Owens and Luvice Owens, a host of nieces, nephews, cous ins, other relatives, and friends also survive. Funeral services for Paul Perins, will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, Sanderson, FL. El der Richard Farmer, pastor; Minister Vick Givens, Eulogy. Interment will follow in Quit man Cemetery Sanderson, Fl.; The family will receive friends on Friday, September 21, 2012 at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to: COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 N.E. Washington Street; Lake City, FL. Willis O. Cooper, L.F.D.Mary Roberts Mary Roberts passed away September 5th at Haven Hospice. She was a dedicated mother and friend to many, she has 2 daughters: Saman tha Hoag of Lake City, FL. & Andrea Marcum of Alabamba: & one Brother Robert Box. Mary followed her sister in death Christine Nettles and one grand daughter Lindsey Hoag of Douglas, GAand 3 step grands. She enjoyed collecting things, be greatly missed by all. Rip Froggy. Patricia Wylena Wilson Patricia Wylena Wilson, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012. She was the oldest child born Novem ber 16, 1956, to Mrs. Doro thy Beverly and the late Mr. Johnny Lee Johnson, in Lake City, Fl. Trisha, as she was affection ately called, was a graduate of Columbia High School, Class of 1974. For 23 years she was married to James B. Wilson and to this union there were two beautiful children, Reinard and Kandi. She leaves to cherish the memories that will last for ever. Her loving and devoted mother Mrs. Dorothy Beverly, one devoted son, Reinard Wilson, and one loving daughter Kandi Wilson, Two grand daughters Skye Wilson and Taylor Rackley, one grandson Jayden Wilson, two loving sisters, Brenda Cunningham (Michael) and Jackie Johnson, one devoted brother, Timothy one great aunt, host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrow ing friends. Funeral Services for Mrs. Patricia Wilson will be held 2:00pm Friday, Septem ber 21, 2012 at New St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 365 Nw Martin Glen, Lake City, FL 32055, Pastor Norman Wilson, trusted to MIZELL FUNERAL HOME 365 NW Washington St. Lake City, FL 32055, Ru dolph Mizell Licensed Funeral Director LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 5A statefarm.com With competitive rates and personal service, its no wonder more drivers trust State Farm Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL FOR A QUOTE 24/7. Ride with the #1 car insurer in 1001143.1 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company Bloomington, IL John Kasak, Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 johnkasak.com John Burns III, Agent 234 SW Main Boulevard Lake City, FL 32056 Bus: 386-752-5866 johnburnsinsurance.com FLORIDA. *Retail sales only. Discount taken o of full retail price. 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Veg garden workshop Starting Your Fall Vegetable Garden, a free workshop with researchbased gardening tips will be Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:45 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on State Road 47. Grow your best-ever North Florida Vegetables with tips from UF/IFAS Master Gardener, Gerry Murphy. Everyone is welcome to attend, learn, and share with other gar deners. Retired educators The Columbia County Retired Educators will meet 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Adult Education Center, 409 SW Saint Johns St., room 120. There will reports from the district board meetings. For more information contact Will Brown 752-2431. Sept. 21 Retiree luncheon The I.B.E.W Retiree Luncheon will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Old Time Buffet in the Lake City Mall. All classifications are invited and encouraged to attend. Anyone planning to attend should contact Douglas Dagley at (386) 719-4842. Sept. 22 CHS c/o 1977 reunion Columbia High School Class of 1977 celebrates A Step Back in Time 35th reunion Sept. 28-30. There will be an alumni bonfire, banquet and church ser vice. Itineraries and tick ets will be forwarded when rsvp is received. Cost is $35 per person, after Sept. 22 prices increases to $50 per person. RSVP to CHS Class of 77, 244 SE Pine Dr. Lake City 32025, or nan firstname.lastname@example.org. For information call 867-1271. Blackout Gold Standard Chapter 48 PHA Order of the Eastern Stars has canceled their 2nd Annual Blackout beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at Winfield Community Center in Lake City. Sorry for any inconvenience. Journey to the Swamp Whether you are coming to cheer on the University of Florida Gators or the visiting team, the shuttle service allows fans to enjoy the convenience and com fort of a luxury coach pro vided by Fabulous Tours. The coach will depart from the Holiday Inn and Suites two and a half hours before kickoff and depart for Lake City 30 minutes after the game ends. Local fans can enjoy the ride by purchas ing a round-trip ticket for $25. Reservations can be made by calling (866)-2574697. Reservations are required prior to game day. Seeking vendors Providence Village Baptist Church is seek ing vendors for their 5th Annual Ladies Expo planned for Sat., Nov 3rd. Please contact Debbie at email@example.com or 386-752-6209 by Oct 1st if interested. Sept. 24 Lake City Aglow Lake City Aglow will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Christ Community Church. It will be a time of fellow ship, singing, testimonies and a hat making workshop in preporation for our 1920s Tea Part next month. Our hostess, Georgia Adams, will help us decorate our hats for that event. Please bring a hat or headband, flowers, ribbons, feathers, scissors and glue. If you dont have some supplies, bring what you have. There will be extras to share. All are welcome. For informa tion call 935-4018. Beekeepers Club UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension will host the first meeting of the Lake City Beekeepers Club/North Central Florida Beekeepers Association on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. The club will meet at the Columbia County Extension Office on the Columbia County Fairgrounds, 164 SW Mary Ethel Lane. For more information contact Derek Barber at 758-1030. Sept. 25 Author program The Friends of Columbia County Public Library welcome author Deborah Sharp, live via Skype, on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Deborah Sharp is the author of Mama Sees Stars Mama Gets Hitched and other titles in the Mace Bauer Mystery Series A former USA Today writer who, post-911, traded in a career in journalism to write humor ous Florida mysteries with Southern flavor, Deborah Sharp is a native Floridian who now lives in Ft. Lauderdale. Book club meeting The Main Library Book Club will hold its inaugu ral meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Led by Library volunteer Kim Withers, the Main Library Book Club will be limited to 15 participants, and preregistration is required. The first book selected is The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards. Please contact Katrina Evans at 758-1018 to reg ister and to make arrange ments to pick up a copy of the book. CARC celebration The Annual Membership Celebration for CARCAdvocates for Citizens with Disabilities, Inc. will be held on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 973 S. Marion Ave. Members and friends are invited. Dinner will be served. For more informa tion call 386-752-1880. This celebration is sponsored by Baya Pharmacy and Columbia Bank. Sept. 27 Landlords meeting There will be a landlords meeting Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. at Grand China Buffet. At 6 p.m. Realtor Jim Curry will speak. Owners and manag ers are welcome to attend. COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Laura Hampson at 754-0427 or by e-mail at lhampson@ lakecityreporter.com. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter A boy rides his bicycle with training wheels while playing in Cedar Park Apartments Wednesday morning.
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER NATIONAL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Page Editor: Jason M. Walker, 754-0460$ Prefab homes make inroads; promise efficiencyBy CEDAR BURNETTAssociated Press So much of what is in our homes these days is factory-made Â— toasters, furniture, toys Â— but not the homes themselves. Most are still built onsite, as opposed to being prefabricated and trucked in. That doesnÂ’t make sense, said Sheri Koones, author of four books on prefab housing, including the new Â“Prefabulous and Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Efficient Home.Â” Â“Would you want your car to be built in your driveway?Â” said Koones, of Greenwich, Conn. Â“Of course you wouldnÂ’t. You want your car made in a climate-controlled factory by skilled professionals on an assembly line. WouldnÂ’t you want the same thing for your home?Â” Prefab housing, a concept thatÂ’s been around at least since Sears and other companies introduced mail-order kits in the early 1900s, generally refers to factory-built modular and panelized housing. They are built to the same code as traditionally built homes, with additional structural requirements to make sure they withstand being trans-ported. Depending on the homeÂ’s size, multiple piec-es (or modules) are deliv-ered to a site and secured together onto the foundation in a matter of hours. Prefab homes are typically 60 percent to 90 per-cent complete at the time of delivery, but often require an additional two or three weeks for finishing touch-es. By contrast, mobile homes, which carry much of the stigma against prefabricated housing, are built to a more lenient fed-eral code, arrive on their own wheels, depreciate quickly and are not gener-ally zoned for urban use. Because modular prefab homes are indistinguish-able from site-built homes, they have become increas-ingly popular, pushed by the growing interest in green building. Â“Prefab homes are much more efficient and environ-mentally friendly. There is so much less waste in the manufacturing process. Any excess materials can be recycled into other homes or sent back to the manu-facturer instead of ending up in a dumpster,Â” Koones says. Â“Because the materi-als arenÂ’t exposed to the elements, prefab houses avoid problems with mold, rot and bacteria... .Â” She also cites worker health and safety as a ben-efit to building homes off-site. Â“Prefab construction professionals can work year-round, indoors, with-out being exposed to the elements.Â” Still, some consumers remain unsure of what a green home built off-site would entail. Greenfab, a Seattle company, recently used a newly built prefab home as a teaching tool. After producing the first plati-num LEED-certified pre-fab home in Washington State, Greenfab opened the modern house to the public for three months. School groups, builders, buy-ers and nonprofit groups toured it. Â“People in the neighborhood just saw a founda-tion in the morning, and came home to find a com-pleted house,Â” said Johnny Hartsfield, founder and president of Greenfab. ASSOCIATED PRESSThe exterior of a modern prefab house in Seattle, Wash., created by Seattle company, Greenfab, was the first platinum LEED-certified prefab home in Washington state. By JENNIFER FORKERAssociated PressIf youÂ’re itching to take up knitting or are stuck in a beadwork project, thereÂ’s help and many classes online. Options range from professionally videotaped courses to quick tutorials posted on YouTube and craft blogs. Some cost money, oth-ers are free. A look at just some of whatÂ’s out there: Craftsy, a relative newcomer to the business of online craft classes, is already a giant in the field, having racked up 1 million registered users since its start last summer. The Denver companyÂ’s lighthearted website one page features a Chihuahua decked out in tiny scarf and matching leg warmers lists more than 100 courses and workshops. Craftsy provides classes for beginners and advanced hobby-ists in cake decorating, quilting, sewing, beadwork and more. Class enrollment is up to 1,600 a day, and the site is adding 15 new classes each month, says John Levisay, chief executive officer of Craftsy and parent company Sympoz. Â“People are busy. ThatÂ’s why they canÂ’t take a live class,Â” said Levisay. Â“But people do have small-size chunks of time.Â” A threeto six-hour Craftsy class provided in 30-minute lessons Â— costs from $14.99 to $49.99. Instructors are profession-ally videotaped and the classes posted to the site. Once pur-chased, a class can be watched at any time. Students can post ques-tions to teachers, who respond within a day or two. The crafting world has long shared knowledge via tutori-als, usually free and posted to YouTube and blogs. A few popular sites: Cut Out + Keep, Knitting Help and Sew Mama Sew. Kristin Link of Portland, Ore., started Sew Mama Sew, an online fabric and supplies shop, more than seven years ago. While that site provides dozens of free sew-ing tutorials, Link also will be teaching two classes for Craftsy. Â“People have different ways of learning,Â” said Link, a former mid-dle-school teacher. Â“Some people really need to hear it as well as see it to be able to understand it.Â” Kate Mason, who is on the communications staff at YouTube, the online video-sharing company based in San Bruno, Calif., said she taught herself how to work a sewing machine and the basics of quilting by watching YouTube videos -lots of them. Crafters post questions to the YouTube videos they watch, often eliciting new videos. Â“ItÂ’s an incredibly dynamic place where the conversation goes both ways,Â” said Mason. Craftcast with Alison Lee offers its own take on the craft class: Students tune in to live, 90-minute classes that lean heavily toward jewelry-making and sculpting. The classes are offered once a week, said Lee, of New York City, and recordings are available for $39.95. LeeÂ’s live classes, which cost $44.95 each, work like a Webinar: As an instructor works through a project, participants can type questions to Lee, who moderates the discussion. She recently host-ed a free live class featuring art-ists and their favorite craft tools, for which 800 people signed up from around the world, she said Â“ItÂ’s more of an online party,Â” Online instruction takes off among crafters ASSOCIATED PRESSThis publicity photo provided by Craftsy shows Elizabeth Hartman who teaches Â‘Inspired Modern QuiltsÂ’ and Â‘Creative Quilt Bac ksÂ’ classes online at Craftsy. A self-taught quilter from Portland, Ore., Hartman is the author of Â‘Modern Patchwork.Â’ Associated Press NEW YORK Â— Verizon and unions representing 43,000 employees have reached tentative, three-year agreements covering job security, retirement and other issues. As the agreements were being signed Wednesday, Verizon Communications Inc. called them Â“fair and balanced.Â” The pact comes more than a year after Verizon workers took part in a two-week strike amid tense negotiations. The company and the unions had dis-agreed on health care ben-efits, pensions, and work rules. The unions involved are the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. CWA, which represents 34,000 Verizon workers from Virginia to Massachusetts, said the previous contract expired in August 2011. Verizon, unions reach contract By LEANNE ITALIEAssociated PressNEW YORK Â— Ming Tsai, Mario Batali, Marc Forgione, Masaharu Morimoto and ... Matt Damon? ItÂ’s an unlikely culinary cast that teamed Tuesday night to raise money for families struggling to pay their bills as they care for children fighting cancer. Damon donned a white chefÂ’s coat for sous chef duties under Ming in the center of a hotel ballroom to prepare hors dÂ’oeuvres ahead of a sit-down meal hosted by the Family Reach Foundation, a non-profit the actor learned of through his brother, Kyle. Cancer is close to their hearts. Since 2010, their dad has been battling mul-tiple myeloma, a cancer that begins in plasma cells of bone barrow. Â“My dad did very well in his life,Â” the Academy Award winner said. Â“HeÂ’s retired and he doesnÂ’t have to worry about any of this, but you know, itÂ’s enough to worry about the cancer without actually thinking about taking on all these other ancillary issues. ItÂ’s really a lot to handle.Â” In addition to the Â“MÂ’Â’ chefs, Floyd Cardoz also pitched in. The Top Chef Masters winner last year pledged his $100,000 in winnings to cancer causes. Ming and Damon joked before cooking com-menced on the actorÂ’s skill level in the kitchen, with chef promising no food poisoning and Damon confessing heÂ’s no Bourne supreme. Â“Oh no, I suck,Â” he said, flashing a smile. On the menu: waffle seafood pizzas with a dollop of caviar from Morimoto, poached salmon with a black garlic tapenade from Tsai and orecchiette with rapini pesto and sausage from Batali. The Damon brothers recalled lots of chicken dishes growing up, and their mom asking them to pitch in on meal duty. MattÂ’s specialty? Beef stro-ganoff, with onion soup out of the bag. The father of four said he and his wife keep it simple food wise at home. Â“ItÂ’s not rocket science,Â” he said. Â“You try and sneak in something green and say donÂ’t worry, thereÂ’s going to be another meal in three hours, so donÂ’t make it too compli-cated.Â” Chefs, Ming said, are prone to helping out. The restaurateur and TV per-sonality in DamonÂ’s home-town of Boston is one of the foundationÂ’s ambas-sadors and convinced his chef pals to join him after he fulfilled the dying wish of a young girl to eat at his Blue Ginger with loved ones. Â“The best part of our job is we get instant gratification,Â” said Ming, who has shown families touched by cancer how to cook healthy, inexpensive meals. The small, 15-year-old foundation works with 16 hospitals around the coun-try to identify families in need of help with rent, util-ity bills, even paying tolls to and from treatments, said Rick Morello, a board member and founder. Â“But the great thing about a foundation like this is it doesnÂ’t matter where you come down on health care,Â” Damon said. Â“NobodyÂ’s against families who get put in a situation that is not of their own doing.Â” Celeb chefs team with Matt Damon for cancer cause ASSOCIATED PRESSActor Matt Damon (right) and Chef Ming Tsai participate in Â‘Cooking Live With Chef Ming Tsai and FriendsÂ’ to benefit the Family Reach Foundation and itÂ’s mission to help families fighting pediatric cancer in New York.Scandinavian magazine publishes Kate topless picsBy JAN M. OLSEN andTHOMAS ADAMSONAssociated PressCOPENHAGEN Â— A Swedish celebrity maga-zine published topless photos of BritainÂ’s likely future queen Wednesday, and its sister publication in Denmark said it would do the same later this week. The unauthorized photos have already been widely published in France, Italy, Ireland and on the Internet, despite efforts by Prince William and Kate Middleton to halt their usage. The latest publication in SwedenÂ’s Se & Hor came as French police opened a criminal investigation into whether the photos Â— which first appeared in an edition of the French Closer magazine Â— were an invasion of privacy. Â“It is nothing new to us to publish nude photos of celebrities on holiday,Â” said Carina Lofkvist, the chief editor of the Swedish magazine. She said actresses Demi Moore and Sharon Stone have done it and model Kate Moss have previously appeared half-naked in the magazine. Â“No one complains when they do and we print the photos,Â” Lofkvist said. Sister publication Se & Hoer in Denmark will publish the pictures in a 16-page supplement Thursday, said chief editor Kim Henningsen. He said the magazine had been offered 240 pictures but decided only to use 60 to 70 of them. He declined to say who sold them to the weekly or how much money they paid. In France, a court ordered police to obtain information on Closer magazine employees after the British royal couple filed the criminal complaint Monday. Marie-Christine Daubigney, assistant pros-ecutor for the Nanterre court, outside Paris, that she had instructed police to get the names of some Closer employees, includ-ing the journalist who wrote the article. She said she hadnÂ’t told police to identify the pho-tographer who took the pictures because that will be part of a later investiga-tion. The photographer trained a long lens on the royal couple as they sun-bathed on a private estate in southern France. Daubigney denied as Â“completely untrueÂ” French media reports that police raided Closer magazine headquarters Wednesday.
Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 7A 7AHEALTH By KARL RITTER Associated Press STOCKHOLM Two Swedish women are hop ing to get pregnant after undergoing what doctors are calling the worlds first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants. Specialists at the University of Goteborg said they performed the surgery over the weekend without complications but added that they wont con sider it successful unless the women give birth to healthy children. Thats the best proof, said Michael Olausson, one of the surgeons. One of the unidentified women had her uterus removed many years ago because of cervical cancer, while the other was born without a womb. Both are in their 30s. They will undergo a year of observation before doctors attempt to help them get pregnant via in vitro fertilization, in which embryos created with eggs from their own ovaries will be implanted in their wombs. Researchers around the world have been looking for ways to transplant wombs so that women who have lost a uterus to cancer or other diseases can become pregnant. Fertility experts hailed the Swedish transplants as a significant step but stressed it remains to be seen whether they will result in successful preg nancies. Even if the approach works, it is unclear how many women will choose such an option, given the risks and the extreme nature of the operation compared with, say, using a surrogate mother. Turkish doctors last year said they performed the first successful uterus transplant, giving a womb from a deceased donor to a young woman. Olausson said that woman is doing fine, but he wasnt sure whether she has started fertility treatment. In 2000, doctors in Saudi Arabia transplanted a uter us from a live donor, but it had to be removed three months later because of a blood clot. Olausson said there could be a lower risk of organ rejection when the donor is a family member, but he said a more impor tant factor is the emotional connection between moth er and daughter. Also, the mother-daugh ter procedure makes it eas ier to know that the trans planted organ works, he said, adding that it doesnt matter whether the donor is past menopause. For a year, doctors will monitor how the two patients respond to the antirejection drugs needed to stop their immune systems from attacking the donated wombs. After a maximum of two pregnancies, the wombs will be removed so the women can stop taking the drugs, which can have side effects such as high blood pressure, swelling and dia betes and may also raise the risk of some types of cancer. Theres no doubt this will be a pioneering step if its been successful, said Scott Nelson, chairman of obstetrics and gynecol ogy at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. At present, the only option for these women is to have a surrogacy i.e., having their embryos implanted into another woman. Nelson said a donated womb would not contain all the blood vessels it origi nally had, possibly compro mising a babys develop ment. Pre-term birth is a major risk i.e., a small baby being born. Thats what youd mainly be wor ried about, he said. James Grifo, an infer tility expert at New York University, questioned how a fetus would be affected by the immune-suppress ing drugs. Some people will always be willing to take the risk, but there are issues that need to be addressed before you expose a fetus to these medicines, he said. Grifo and colleagues at NYU abandoned a uterus trans plant program because some issues seemed insur mountable. The group of patients that would need this is so small we decided to focus our efforts elsewhere, he said. We started in rats, but once we got to humans, it became very clear the rejection drug was going to be the issue, and we didnt know how to safely deal with that issue. In Sweden, Olausson said anti-rejection drugs have not proved harmful to fetuses when the moth er has undergone other organ transplants. Also, tests on mice, rats and pigs with transplanted wombs showed no ill effects from such drugs, he said. Swedish doctors claim pioneering uterus transplant ASSOCIATED PRESS From left specialist surgeons Andreas G Tzakis, Pernilla Dahm-Khler and Mats Brannstrom attend a news conference Tuesday at Sahlgrenska hospital in Goteborg Sweden. Two Swedish women are carrying the wombs of their mothers after what doctors called the worlds first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants. The specialists at the University of Goteborg com pleted the surgery over the weekend without complications, but say they wont consider the procedures successful unless the women achieve pregnancy after their observation period ends a year from now. By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK We Americans already know how fat we are. Can it get much worse? Apparently, yes, accord ing to an advocacy group that predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in the vast majority of states will be obese. Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts 67 per cent of that states adults will be obese by 2030; that would be an astounding increase from Mississippis current 35 percent obesity rate. Florida, at a 27 percent obesity rate in 2011, is per dicted to reach 59 percent by 2030. The new projections were released Tuesday by Trust for Americas Health with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Trust for Americas Health regularly reports on obe sity to raise awareness, mostly relying on govern ment figures. The groups dismal fore cast goes beyond the 42 per cent national obesity level that federal health officials project by 2030. The group predicts every state would have rates above 44 per cent by that time, although it didnt calculate an overall national average. About two-thirds of Americans are overweight now. That includes those who are obese, a group that accounts for about 36 percent. Obesity rates have been holding steady in recent years. Obesity is defined as having a bodymass index of 30 or more, a measure of weight for height. Trust for Americas Health officials said their projections are based in part on state-by-state surveys by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1999 through 2010. The phone surveys ask res idents to self-report their height and weight; people arent always so accurate about that. The researchers then looked at other national data tracking residents weight and measurements and made adjustments for how much people in each state might fudge the truth about their weight. They also tried to apply recent trends in obesity rates, along with other fac tors, to make the predic tions. Officials with Trust for Americas Health said they believe their projections are reasonable. And New York Citys health commissioner agreed. If we dont do anything, I think thats a fair prediction, said Dr. Thomas Farley whose city banned just supersize sug ary drinks to curb obesity. Trust for America proj ects that by 2030, 13 states would have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, 39 states might have rates above 50 percent, and every state would have rates above 44 percent. Even in the thinnest state Colorado, where about one-fifth of residents are obese 45 percent would be obese by 2030. Perhaps more surpris ing, Delaware is expected to have obesity levels near ly as high as Mississippi. Delaware currently is in the middle of the pack when it comes to selfreported obesity rates. The report didnt detail why some states rates were expected to jump more than others. It also didnt calculate an average adult obesity rate for the entire nation in 2030, as the CDC did a few months ago. But a researcher who worked on the Trust for Americas Health study acknowledged that reports numbers point toward a figure close to 50 percent. CDC officials declined to comment on the new report. Whichever estimates you trust most, its clear that the nations weight problem is going to contin ue, escalating the number of cases of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, said Jeff Levi, executive direc tor of Trust for Americas Health. By 2030, medical costs from treating obesity-relat ed diseases are likely to increase by $48 billion, to $66 billion per year, his report said. The focus of so much of the ongoing debate about health care is over con trolling costs, Levi said. ... We can only achieve it by addressing obesity. Otherwise, were just tin kering around the mar gins. Group: More than half in 39 states will be obese Panhandle county reports West Nile death, 10 cases PENSACOLA A Florida Panhandle county says one person has died after becoming infected with West Nile virus. Dr. John Lanza of the Escambia County Health Department tells the Pensacola News Journal that the patient was a coun ty resident. There have been 10 cases of West Nile in Escambia this year. Neighboring Santa Rosa County on Tuesday con firmed its second case of West Nile. Health officials are warn ing residents to reduce their exposure to mos quitos, which can infect humans with the virus. Assoociated Press Czech PM wants liquor history on new bottles PRAGUE The Czech prime minister says any new hard liquor produced in the country needs to have a detailed certificate of origin a move that comes after at least 23 people who drank bootleg booze tainted with metha nol died. In response to the deaths, the government banned the sale of spirits with more than 20 percent alcohol content. But that ban has been criticized by many, including President Vaclav Klaus. Prime Minister Petr Necas said Wednesday the new measure will help liquor sales resume. Under his proposal, the new liquor would have a cer tificate showing its origin, production and distribution details. Liquors would also have new stamps and the sales would be licensed. In neighboring Poland, inspectors have seized 120,000 bottles of imported Czech alcohol and have submitted samples for laboratory tests, according to Jan Bodnar, a sanitary inspection spokesman. Assoociated Press Lake City Reporter
8A LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 8AHealth OF FLORIDA A Cal-Tech Company Is your homes foundation letting you down?? FREE On Site Comprehensive Evaluation Toll Free: (855) 934-7688 or (386) 755-3002 RESIDENTIAL & COMMERICAL Lifetime Warranty STOP Foundation Settlement For Good, Guaranteed... For Life By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration may consider new stan dards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food. So far, FDA officials say they have found no evidence that suggests rice is unsafe to eat. The agency has studied the issue for decades but is in the middle of con ducting a new study of 1,200 samples of grocery-store rice products short and long-grain rice, adult and baby cereals, drinks and even rice cakes to measure arsenic levels. Arsenic is thought to be found in rice in higher levels than most other foods because it is grown in water on the ground, optimal conditions for the contaminant to be absorbed in the rice. There are no federal standards for how much arsenic is allowed in food. Arsenic is naturally present in water, air, food and soil in two forms, organic and inorganic. According to the FDA, organic arsenic passes through the body quick ly and is essentially harmless. Inorganic arsenic the type found in some pesti cides and insecticides can be toxic and may pose a cancer risk if consumed at high levels or over a long period. How much organic and inorganic arse nic rice eaters are consuming, and wheth er those levels are dangerous, still remains to be seen. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says consumers shouldnt stop eating rice, though she does encourage a diverse diet just in case. Our advice right now is that consumers should continue to eat a balanced diet that includes a wide variety of grains not only for good nutrition but also to minimize any potential consequences from consuming any one particular food, she said. The agency on Wednesday released 200 of an expected 1,200 samples after the magazine Consumer Reports released its own study and called for federal standards for arsenic in rice. The FDA will not com plete its study until the end of the year, Hamburg said, and cannot draw any con clusions from the results until then. Both studies show relatively similar lev els of arsenic in rice. The FDAs analysis, including 200 samples, showed average levels of 3.5 to 6.7 micrograms of inorganic arsenic per serving. Consumer Reports, with 223 samples, found levels up to 8.7 micrograms. A microgram is one billionth of a kilogram. It is almost impossible to say how danger ous these levels are without a benchmark from the federal government. Consumer Reports uses New Jerseys drinking water standard a maximum of 5 micrograms in a liter of water as comparison because it is one of the strictest in the country. But it is unclear how accurate it is to compare arsenic levels in water and arsenic levels in rice most people consume more water than rice, so drinking water standards may need to be tougher. It is because of this uncertainty that consumer groups have urged the FDA to set a standard. Urvashi Rangan of Consumer Reports says the group is not trying to alarm rice eaters and parents feeding their children rice, but to educate them so they can diversify their diets. Consumers should be more protected since arsenic is a known carcinogen, she said. It doesnt make sense not to have stan dards for rice, she said. The Consumer Reports study found higher levels of arsenic in brown rice than white rice, a result of how the two different types are processed. It also found higher levels in rice produced in southern U.S. states than in rice from California or Asia. Rice growers jumped on the report. A statement from the industry group USA Rice Federation said that U.S. rice growers do not use arsenical pesticides. We understand that arsenic is an alarming word, but we believe it is impor tant for consumers to know that arsenic is a naturally occurring element in our air, water, rocks and soil, the group said in a statement. This is how plants uptake arsenic. As a result, its always been in the food supply and is in many healthy foods that are consumed by billions of people every day. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined with Consumer Reports Wednesday, also calling on FDA to set standards, par ticularly for baby food. She, like the maga zine, urged parents to limit the amount of rice they feed their children. The FDA was not willing to go that far, however. Hamburg cautioned that nei ther the FDA nor Consumer Reports had tested enough samples to be certain of any trend. These are very few samples and there is great variability in the levels, she said. Scientists have known for decades that arsenic is present in rice, but the issue has renewed interest as consumers are more interested than ever in what they eat and technology has advanced to the point that inorganic and organic arsenic can be mea sured separately. The consumer groups push on arsenic in rice comes a year after it pressured the FDA to define standards for arsenic in apple juice. Michael Taylor, the FDAs dep uty commissioner for foods, said Tuesday that the agency had completed an assess ment on apple juice and would be making recommendations soon. The levels of arse nic found in apple juice are low, he said. FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice ASSOCIATED PRESS A combine harvests rice near Tucker, Ark. Consumer groups are pressuring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to set federal guidance on allowable levels of arsenic in rice, prompt ing the agency to consider possible new standards. So far, FDA officials say they have found no evidence that suggests rice is unsafe to eat. After a surprise panda birth in DC, anxiety awaits By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON The birth of a panda cub this weekend at Washingtons zoo was cause for a party, but behind the excitement theres also some nail-bit ing. Panda cubs are born hairless and helpless, about the size of a stick of butter. The tiny cubs are at risk for infections and so small that its not unheard of for panda moms to accidentally crush their young. For the National Zoo, which has only had one panda cub survive, the memories of past tragedies are real. This first week we are at 100 percent atten tion, watching to make sure shes taking care of her cub, said giant panda curator Brandie Smith of panda mom Mei Xiang. Every week that passes we become a little more confident the cub is going to survive. The zoos first panda cou ple, Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing, who arrived from China in 1972, had five cubs during the 1980s, but none lived more than a few days. One of the cubs was stillborn, two others died of pneumonia within a day, another died from lack of oxygen after birth, and the final cub died of an infec tion after four days. Another danger comes down to size. Panda moth ers are about 1,000 times heavier than their cubs, which are particularly vul nerable at birth. The hair less cubs weigh between three and five ounces, and they are born with their eyes closed. The delicate cubs have died in the past when accidentally crushed by mom. That happened in two different zoos in China in 2009 and 2010 when mothers killed their young. There are more routine concerns, too. Panda moms have to ensure their cubs stay warm and are getting enough to eat. Its kind of a nervewracking period for the folks that are monitor ing mom and cub, said Rebecca Snyder, the cura tor of mammals at Atlantas zoo, one of only two other American zoos to have had cubs. Atlanta has had three cubs, and the San Diego zoo has had six, including a cub born this year. A panda couple in Memphis has yet to have a cub, despite sev eral tries. No other U.S. zoos have pandas. Still, keepers and offi cials at the Smithsonians National Zoo in Washington are hopeful. Officials said Monday that the cubs cries, which sound like high-pitched squeals and grunts, are strong. And panda mom Mei Xiang is also now an experienced mother. Mei Xiang gave birth to her first cub, Tai Shan, in 2005. Laurie Thompson, one of the zoos half a dozen panda keepers, says that in 2005 it took the new mother a few minutes to pick up the cub. This time, it was more immediate. The new cub also seems to be a little quieter than its older brother, an indication perhaps that Mei Xiang is meeting the cubs needs more quickly. At this point, though, zoo keepers have yet to exam ine the cub. Instead, they are trusting Mei Xiangs mothering and watching the pair on video cameras, the same way the rest of Washington is watching through an online pan dacam. The zoos web site recorded more than 237,000 visits Monday, the day after the pandas birth. Zoo officials wont have a chance to examine the cub in person for several weeks, when Mei Xiang starts ven turing out from the nest she has built. While theyre waiting to meet the zoos newest addition, zoo researchers are going to be studying the pregnancy closely. Mei Xiang was artificially insem inated each year beginning in 2007 but failed to con ceive five times. Scientists at the zoo worried she had become infertile and believed there was a less than a 10 percent chance she would become preg nant. ASSOCIATED PRESS In this file photo taken Wednesday, July 11, 2012, a hand holds the younger of a pair of twin giant panda cubs born at the panda research center in Wolong in southwest Chinas Sichuan province. The birth of a panda cub this weekend at Washingtons zoo was cause for celebra tion. But behind the joy theres also concern.
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, September 20, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org %632576 Thank You For Voting S&S Best of The Best! INTO AT Fine Coffees & CappucinosBuy a 24oz. Cupand receive a pack ofLittle Debbiesingle serveMini Donuts FREE! Come on in Â– The CoffeeÂ’s Fresh! BRIEFS Indians look for repeat success against Wakulla. Tigers playing third away game in a row Friday. Today Q Columbia High boys golf vs. St. Francis Catholic High at Quail Heights Country Club, 4 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Santa Fe High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Columbia High volleyball vs. Wolfson High, 6:30 p.m. (JV-5:30) Q Fort White High JV football at Union County High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Columbia High football at Oakleaf High, 7 p.m. Q Fort White High football at Wakulla High, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Q Fort White High, host Columbia High cross country in Alligator Lake Invitational, girls-7:45 a.m., boys-8:15 a.m. GAMES FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Charter bus for Wakulla game A few seats remain for the Fort White High charter bus to the football game at Wakulla High on Sept. 21. Cost is $20. The bus will leave the school at 3:30 p.m. For details, call DeShay Harris at 497-5952. RUNNING Alligator Lake run Saturday The Alligator Lake Invitational, hosted by Columbia High and Half-Mile Timing, is Saturday in Lake City. There will be team competition for high schools and middle schools, along with an elementary run and community run. Cost for the elementary and community is $5 with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. on race day. For details, call Dusty Smith at (386) 697-1195. OUTDOORS Hunter safety course offered A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hunter safety Internetcompletion course for Columbia County is 6-9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the onlinecompletion report. Firearms, ammunition and materials are provided. Students should bring pen and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16. Call the regional office at 758-0525 or go to www. myfwc.com /HunterSafety. Q From staff reportsWill thunder strike twice?By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Â— Fort White HighÂ’s football game against Wakulla High last year was delayed by weath-er. It ended with a lightning strike of another kind. Fort White travels to Crawfordville to take on the War Eagles at 7:30 p.m. Friday. After Wakulla scored on a 40-yard touchdown run with 1:38 to take a 21-17 lead last year, the Indians executed a hook-and-lateral play to perfection and scored with 12 seconds on the clock to pull out a 23-21 win over the Class 5A team. Andrew Baker threw to A.J. Legree, who flipped the ball to Soron Williams who took off for 60 yards to complete the touchdown play. Fort White led the game, 10-0, on a touchdown run by Williams and a field goal by Colton Jones. The War Eagles went ahead 14-10, then Fort WhiteÂ’s Jomar Gainer scored on a 67-yard punt return to set up the final fireworks. The shocker dropped Wakulla to 2-2 and the War Eagles did not lose another game until the 5A champi-onship final. Wakulla ended the season 12-3. Coach Scott Klees has had the War Eagles in the playoffs five of six years starting in 2006, but last year was the first time Wakulla made it past the first round. The War Eagles beat Gulf Breeze High and the District 1 runner-up, then eliminated Ponte Vedre High and Pasco High before losing to Miami Norland High. Wakulla, ranked No. 3 in 5A, may be ready for another playoff run this year. The War Eagles are 3-0, winning their games by a combined score of 123-37. That includes last weekÂ’s 38-7 whipping of Class 2A powerhouse North Florida Christian School. Against North Florida Christian, Wakulla quarter-back Caleb Stephens, who threw five passes against Fort White last year, was 9-of-14 for 178 yards and touchdowns of 30 yards to Keith Gavin and 37 yards to Dalton Norman. Gavin had three catches for 94 yards and Norman had two catches for 45 yards. Jordan Franks had an 18-yard TD reception from Feleipe Franks. Monterious Loggins and Shelton Johnson had touch-down runs. Demetrius Lindsey, Dillon Norman and Loggins all rushed for more than 50 yards. In WakullaÂ’s 41-20 win over Taylor County High, Stephens threw for 209 yards with two touchdown passes to Franks. Stephens also ran for a score Lindsey ran for 130 yards and a touchdown. Fred Cummings had a touchdown run and Mikal Cromartie returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown. Dequan Simmons had 16 tackles and Bryce Beverly had four sacks. Kevin James and Cummings combined for three sacks. In the War EaglesÂ’ 4410 win over Mosley High, Franks had two more touchdown catches and Lindsay scored on a 45-yard run. Cromartie returned an interception 52 yards to set up another score. Last year was the first meeting between Wakulla and Fort White. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White HighÂ’s Tavaris Williams (2) dashes out of the way of would-be tacklers while playing against Taylor County on Friday. CHS playing road warriorsBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comWhile Columbia HighÂ’s game against Gainesville High may have received the most hype in the pre-season, FridayÂ’s game against Oakleaf High car-ries much more weight in the TigersÂ’ season. While Oakleaf is only in its fifth season as a pro-gram, the Knights (1-1) have shown signs of being a much improved football this season under Derek Chipoletti. In week one, the Knights fell in a hard-fought con-test against Forest High, 20-13, but bounced back to the tune of a 30-17 win against Clay County High last week. For Columbia head coach Brian Allen, this is the most important game of the sea-son so far for the Tigers. Â“Anytime you have the chance to establish your-self in the district, itÂ’s a big game,Â” Allen said. Â“To me, itÂ’s bigger than the GHS game for the simple fact that we didnÂ’t win the dis-trict last year. We want to go out and solidify ourselves. WeÂ’re going to approach it like itÂ’s a championship game, just as we will in all our district games.Â” This will be the TigersÂ’ third-consecutive week on the road, but Allen isnÂ’t looking at it as a burden. Â“We have five road games and weÂ’ve already dropped one,Â” Allen said. Â“WeÂ’re just going in with the goal that we want to be 4-1 when its over. WeÂ’re going to handle business at home and have the mindset to finish with a 4-1 record on the road.Â” Allen went as far to say that it hasnÂ’t felt like road JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Ronald Timmons breaks into open field against Buchholz High in the TigersÂ’ 55-14 win on Fri day. CHS continued on 2B
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9 p.m. ESPN Â— BYU at Boise St. GOLF 1 p.m. TGC Â— PGA Tour, Tour Championship, first round, at Atlanta 6:30 p.m. TGC Â— Navistar LPGA Classic, first round, at Prattville, Ala. (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB Â— Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at Washington or Toronto at N.Y. Yankees NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NFL Â— N.Y. Giants at Carolina SOCCER 8 p.m. ESPN2 Â— MLS, D.C. United at PhiladelphiaFOOTBALLAP Top 25 games Today No. 24 Boise State vs. BYU, 9 p.m. Saturday No. 1 Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic, 5 p.m. No. 2 LSU at Auburn, 7 p.m.No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 22 Arizona, 10:30 p.m. No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 10 Clemson, 8 p.m. No. 5 Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, 7:45 p.m.No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 15 Kansas State, 7:30 p.m. No. 7 South Carolina vs. Missouri, 3:30 p.m. No. 8 West Virginia vs. Maryland, Noon No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Michigan, 7:30 p.m. No. 13 Southern Cal vs. California, 6 p.m. No. 14 Florida vs. Kentucky, 12:21 p.m. No. 16 Ohio State vs. UAB, NoonNo. 17 TCU vs. Virginia, NoonNo. 19 UCLA vs. Oregon State, 3:30 p.m. No. 20 Louisville at FIU, 7 p.m.No. 21 Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan, 3:30 p.m. No. 23 Mississippi State vs. South Alabama, 7 p.m. No. 25 Nebraska vs. Idaho State, 3:30 p.m.NFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAN.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 58 55New England 1 1 0 .500 52 33Miami 1 1 0 .500 45 43Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 63 65 South W L T Pct PF PAHouston 2 0 0 1.000 57 17Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 44 61Tennessee 0 2 0 .000 23 72Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 30 53 North W L T Pct PF PABaltimore 1 1 0 .500 67 37Cincinnati 1 1 0 .500 47 71Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 46 41Cleveland 0 2 0 .000 43 51 West W L T Pct PF PASan Diego 2 0 0 1.000 60 24Denver 1 1 0 .500 52 46Kansas City 0 2 0 .000 41 75Oakland 0 2 0 .000 27 57 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 2 0 0 1.000 41 39Dallas 1 1 0 .500 31 44Washington 1 1 0 .500 68 63N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 58 58 South W L T Pct PF PAAtlanta 2 0 0 1.000 67 45Tampa Bay 1 1 0 .500 50 51Carolina 1 1 0 .500 45 43New Orleans 0 2 0 .000 59 75 North W L T Pct PF PAGreen Bay 1 1 0 .500 45 40Detroit 1 1 0 .500 46 50Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 46 46Chicago 1 1 0 .500 51 44 West W L T Pct PF PAArizona 2 0 0 1.000 40 34San Francisco 2 0 0 1.000 57 41St. Louis 1 1 0 .500 54 55Seattle 1 1 0 .500 43 27 TodayÂ’s Game N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 8:20 p.m. SundayÂ’s Games Tampa Bay at Dallas, 1 p.m.St. Louis at Chicago, 1 p.m.San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Detroit at Tennessee, 1 p.m.Kansas City at New Orleans, 1 p.m.Cincinnati at Washington, 1 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.Buffalo at Cleveland, 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.Atlanta at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.Houston at Denver, 4:25 p.m.New England at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. MondayÂ’s Game Green Bay at Seattle, 8:30 p.m.BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB New York 83 63 .568 Â— Baltimore 84 64 .568 Â—Tampa Bay 78 70 .527 6 Boston 68 81 .456 16 12 Toronto 66 79 .455 16 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 81 66 .551 Â—Detroit 78 69 .531 3 Kansas City 66 81 .449 15 Cleveland 61 87 .412 20 12 Minnesota 61 87 .412 20 12 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 87 60 .592 Â— Oakland 84 63 .571 3 Los Angeles 81 67 .547 6 12 Seattle 70 79 .470 18 TodayÂ’s Games Minnesota (Vasquez 0-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 1-4), 12:05 p.m. Oakland (Milone 13-10) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 3-5), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Laffey 3-5) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 15-12), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 11-6) at Tampa Bay (Price 18-5), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Liriano 6-11) at Kansas City (Guthrie 4-3), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Darvish 15-9) at L.A. Angels (Greinke 5-2), 10:05 p.m. FridayÂ’s Games Minnesota at Detroit, 7:05 p.m.Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m.Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 89 57 .610 Â—Atlanta 85 64 .570 5 12 Philadelphia 74 74 .500 16 New York 66 81 .449 23 12 Miami 66 83 .443 24 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 89 59 .601 Â— St. Louis 78 70 .527 11 Milwaukee 75 72 .510 13 12 Pittsburgh 74 73 .503 14 12 Chicago 58 90 .392 31Houston 48 100 .324 41 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 85 63 .574 Â— Los Angeles 76 71 .517 8 12 Arizona 73 74 .497 11 12 San Diego 71 77 .480 14 Colorado 58 89 .395 26 12 TodayÂ’s Games Houston (B.Norris 5-12) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 4-7), 1:45 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 17-9) at Chicago Cubs (Berken 0-1), 2:20 p.m. San Diego (Richard 13-12) at Arizona (Skaggs 1-2), 3:40 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 0-0) at San Francisco (Zito 12-8), 3:45 p.m. Milwaukee (Fiers 9-8) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 11-13), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 11-10) at Washington (Detwiler 9-6), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Cloyd 1-1) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-6), 7:10 p.m. FridayÂ’s Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.Milwaukee at Washington, 7:05 p.m.L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.Miami at N.Y. 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Â‘RÂ’ Willie Barcena: I Gotta Be HonestGigolos (N) Polyamory: Married CHS: Becoming a mature group Continued From Page 1B games so far this season. Â“As a staff, itÂ’s been a real pleasure to go on the road and feel like weÂ’re at a home game,Â” Allen said. Â“ThatÂ’s a real team builder to have the fans there.Â” Allen went on to say that heÂ’s had more excitement for this season than heÂ’s had in a long time. Â“IÂ’m more excited than I was when I was playing,Â” he said. Â“ItÂ’s had a great impact and you can really feel the community behind this program.Â” With the road trip winding down, Allen said that it could have a big impact on the rest of the season. Â“ItÂ’s going to help us down the road,Â” Allen said. Â“WeÂ’ll have that experience of playing these back-to-back games on the road, so weÂ’ll be prepared for that. ItÂ’s always electric with our fans behind us, so I expect us to play and play well. Hopefully weÂ’ll have things taken care of for the play-offs and depending on how the bracket plays out, weÂ’ll have a home playoff game in front of our family with the full support of the com-munity.Â” Part of the TigersÂ’ success this season on the road has been to the level of maturity of this yearÂ’s squad. Â“WeÂ’re a more mature group not only as a foot-ball team, but with dealing with adversity,Â” Allen said. Â“Right now, weÂ’re dealing with the adversity of play-ing on the road four weeks in a row. WeÂ’re focused and prepared for that. ThereÂ’s still mistakes, but the group is mature and handling the task.Â” Allen pointed to many of his team leaders with taking on added roles this season. Â“You look at a defensive guy like Felix Woods, who is not only a leader on the field, but heÂ’s increasing his vocal leadership,Â” Allen said. Â“Roc Battle came over to this side and has been a tremendous asset. Terry Calloway has played out-standing and it shows that players are feeding off of them.Â” On the offensive side, the leadership starts with quarterback Jayce Barber. Â“Even though Jayce struggled against GHS, you look at the way he bounced back in practice,Â” Allen said. Â“But we have other guys like Antonio Pelham that have stepped up. He wasnÂ’t one of the guys that were looked at to be counted on at the beginning of the year, but heÂ’s transformed into a leader. You just look at how he got his bell rung against GHS and hung onto the ball for a big first down. He hopped right up and got the crowd pumped.Â” Columbia takes on Oakleaf at 7 p.m. Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High coach Brian Allen communicates with the Tigers during a break in the action against Buchholz High on Friday.Florida could be without DE Easley vs KentuckyAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Â— No. 14 Florida could be without defensive end Dominique Easley against Kentucky on Saturday. Easley spent time on crutches this week, hoping to reduce swelling around his left knee. Coach Will Muschamp says Easley is Â“moving around OK,Â” but called him questionable for SaturdayÂ’s game against the Wildcats. Easley has eight tackles and a sack this season. If he canÂ’t play, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn says senior Earl Okine or freshman Jonathan Bullard would start. Muschamp also says linebacker Jelani Jenkins will have the pin removed from his broken right thumb next week. Jenkins will start lift-ing and running today, and the Gators hope he will be able to return to action Oct. 6 against LSU Â— likely wearing a protective club.
DEAR ABBY: I have to respond to your reply to Â“TammiÂ’s Mom in N.J.Â” (June 21), whose daughter wonÂ’t answer her texts at college. Our daughter, Â“Jill,Â” attended college 12 hours from home. She would text me almost every day -short, sweet messages always ending with Â“Luv U, XOXO.Â” I looked forward to those texts because they were a lifeline to my daughter. TammiÂ’s Mom is coping with empty nest syndrome, which no child can under-stand until she experi-ences it one day herself. Thankfully, Jill knew how much her texts meant to me. They got me through four long years without her. I hope Tammi sees this and appreciates that she has a mom who isnÂ’t smothering her, but who loves and cares about her. -REMEMBERING IN JOHNSTOWN, PA. DEAR REMEMBERING: Thank you for sharing. I stressed to TammiÂ’s Mom that her daughter is growing up and trying to establish independence. However, readers were quick to point out that Tammi still owes her mother the cour-tesy of keeping in touch: DEAR ABBY: When I was away at college, many students expected their parents to pay their tuition and living expenses, but stay out of their lives. TammiÂ’s Mom said sheÂ’d be happy with a call or text every two or three days. I donÂ’t think that is unrea-sonable. I have lived several hundred miles away from my family for 10 years now. I enjoy a great deal of independence, but I know it worries my parents to have me so far away. I call them every day or two. These quick phone calls (usually only five minutes) help them see that IÂ’m safe and happy, and also allow me to remain emotionally close to my family, even though IÂ’m not geographi-cally close. Abby, asking for a quick text, which takes only a few moments, is NOT Â“helicopter parenting.Â” -INDEPENDENT GIRL IN ARIZONA DEAR ABBY: To TammiÂ’s Mom, I say -itÂ’s time to get a life! Do things now that youÂ’ve always wanted to do. If youÂ’re married, find things in common again. Sometimes when we raise our kids, we can become consumed with their wants and needs, and our marriages suffer. Take up a new hobby and let your baby bird spread her wings. SheÂ’ll thank you for it and will WANT to call you when you stop calling or tex-ting every day. If you get yourself busy, youÂ’ll spend less time sitting by the phone. -KNOWS FROM EXPERIENCE DEAR ABBY: Until recently, I had two chil-dren in college -one close to home, the other several hours away. Unfortunately, there is so much violence every-where today and kids are vulnerable to it, especially around many colleges and universities. Kids send hundreds of text messages a day to their friends. I donÂ’t think itÂ’s too much to ask for an occasional text from your child to make sure he or she is indeed safe. -BILL IN BLOOMSBURY, N.J. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take what belongs to you. Show your strengths and indulge in the activi-ties and events you know will lead to advancement. Flirt with change, and address issues that you need to put an end to in order to move forward. +++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): DonÂ’t get angry if you need to resolve a pend-ing problem. Diplomacy and practicality will be the answer to taking care of business. DonÂ’t make unnecessary personal changes or indulge in activities that havenÂ’t worked for you in the past. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make positive chang-es at home and to impor-tant relationships. Give a concise rundown of what you want to do or see hap-pen and how you feel oth-ers can contribute. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Engage in an activity, event or project you enjoy. The more creative you are allowed to be, the better the outcome. Less talk and more action will make a positive difference to the way you are treated. Deal with responsibilities com-passionately. +++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It will be difficult to get things done. Personal interference can be expected. Discuss your plans openly and face opposition head-on so you can move forward. An emotional issue must not be allowed to fester. Make a decision and donÂ’t look back. ++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take on whatever challenge comes your way and you will surprise who-ever tries to tackle you. Your intensity, determina-tion and skill will ensure that you are a candidate for any encounter you pursue. Believe in your abilities, but donÂ’t boast. ++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Slow down and deal with an individual or situa-tion cautiously. An unpre-dictable set of circum-stances must be met with insight and practicality. DonÂ’t let anyone cost you financially or emotionally. An empty promise will set you back. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Enjoy the moment. Indulge in creative projects or pastimes. Focus on you and your personal goals. Embrace and enhance your relationships with others. Reflect on your beliefs, and make adjust-ments that suit your cur-rent situation and future. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Creative accounting will help you solve a financial problem. DonÂ’t count on someone to do the work for you. Be responsible for your posi-tion and lot in life, and do whatever it takes to make changes that will send you in a positive direction. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will be attracted to organizations that offer clout or help reaching your goals. DonÂ’t feel you must make a large donation in order to impress the people around you. Hands-on help will show your leadership abil-ity and help seal a deal. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Caution will be required while communi-cating or disagreeing with anyone in a position of authority. Focus on money and being responsible with the way you spend and invest. Favorable changes at home are apparent if you recycle and reuse. ++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Re-evaluate the past and you will get a better idea of the direction you should head now. Money matters should be your prime concern. DonÂ’t allow someone who is unpredict-able or excessive to alter your plans or encourage a poor choice. ++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last DaughterÂ’s texts from school help mom endure empty nest Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 3B
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Contact Roger at 386-365-4185 Lake City Reporter Classifieds Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service DirectoryTo place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding CountiesHighlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Ar twork-Ask Your Representative For Details 386-755-5440 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 12-264-CAMARYWYNNE AND VICTORIADAVIS,Plaintiffs,vs.SHERRYL. KING, RFJ PROPER-TIES, INC., a Florida corporation, DIEPHOANG TRAN, and CY-PRESS LANDING HOMEOWN-ERÂ’S ASSOCIATION OF LAKE CITY, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corporation,Defendants.NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: SHERRYL. KING, 2518 Fox-bridge Terrace, Villages Florida 32162 and all others whom it may concern:YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following descri-bed property in Columbia County, Florida:Lot 7 of Cypress Landing Subdivi-sion, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Pages 40-43, public records of Co-lumbia County, Florida.has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on JOSHUAD. CRAPPS, Darby & Peele, PlaintiffÂ’s attorneys, whose address is 285 Northeast Hernando Avenue, Post Office Drawer 1707, Lake City, Florida 32056-1707, on or before October 22, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plain-tiff's attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be en-tered against you for the relief de-manded in the complaint.DATED this 13th day of September, 2012.P.DeWITTCASON, Clerk of Circuit CourtBy: -sB. ScippioDeputy Clerk05534906September 20, 27, 2012 Notice of AbandonmentApple Valley Mini StorageLocated at 128 SWBirley Ave, Lake City, FL32024The following units will be auctioned off on 10/4/12 at 10am.Owner of personal property has right to redeem up to last minute.We reserve the right to bid.Contact Apple Valley Storage 386-752-4663Shawn Anderson C20 10x20Angela Borklund C3 5x10Christine Cope A2 5x1005534879September 20, 2012 NOTICE OFSALENotice is hereby given that on Octo-ber 05, 2012 at 9:00 am at Mini-Stor-age & Record Storage of Lake City, 442 SWSaint Margaret Street, Lake City, FL32025; will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the per-sonal property heretofore stored with the undersigned:F-12 Chris FontanaK-13 Penney HolleyR-25 Randi GoensN-18 Dorothy TrippJ-26 Alnesia JacksonBB-02 Dorian TaylorAA-13 Norbert CashwellK-18 Joanna FultonI-34 Ramson MitchellS-47 Regina MobleyK-16 Marah HessT-28 Ewanna RobinsonX-22 Barbara SullivanZ-33 Chadwick CornettX-28 Robert Wilson05534917September 20, 27, 2012 REGISTRATION OFFICTITIOUS NAMESWethe undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interest-ed in the business or profession carried on under the name of BABYZ QTQUILTZ, 210 SWAINSLEYGLEN, LAKE CITY, FL32024Contact Phone Number: (386) 243-8293 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows:Name: KELLIE REEVESExtent of Interest: 100%by:/s/ KELLIE REEVESSTATE OF FLORIDACOUNTYOF COLUMBIASworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day of September, A.D. 2012.by:/s/ KATHLEEN A. RIOTTO05534904SEPTEMBER 20 2012 PUBLIC NOTICEON REQUESTFOR PROPOSALRFP-2012-01Sealed proposals will be accepted by the City of Live Oak, Florida, 101 S.E. White Avenue, Live Oak, Flori-da 32064 until September 28, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. for:AUDITSERVICESRFPdocuments may be viewed on the City website http://www .cityofliveoak.or g ; or by contacting jgill or by phone (386) 362-2276.05534865September 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2012 LegalNOTICE OFSHERIFFÂ’S SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN THATPURSUANTTO AWRITOFEXECUTIONheretofore issued out of the Circuit Court, Marion County, Florida, Case No.: 09-2294-CA-G on April 30, 2012 in the matter of States Resour-ces Corp., a corporation, Plaintiff and Lisa Paige Thompson, Defend-ant.I, Mark Hunter, As Sheriff of Co-lumbia County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant Lisa Paige Thompson, on the following described Real Property, To-Wit:EXHIBIT"A"Street Address 123 S.W. Tucker StreetLake City, FLParcel Number R12766-000Geo No.: 00000-12766-000Legal Description SE 1/4 of LOTor BLOCK NO. 43, in the Central Division of theCITYOF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, and which is bounded on theEast by Marion Street, on the South by Monroe Street, and on theNorth and West by Parcels of said LOTor BLOCK NO. 43.Street Address 668 S. Marion AvenueLake City, FLParcel Number R14125-000Geo No.: 000000-14125-000Legal Description LOT2, of BLOCK 1, in BAYASUBDIVISION of LOTorBLOCK NO. 325, in the Southern Division of the CITYOFLAKE CITY, as the same appears of record in the Public Recordsof Columbia County, Florida.Street Address Baya SubdivisionMarion AvenueLake City, FL*no address assignedParcel Number R14127-000Geo No.: 000000-14127-000Legal Description LOTNUMBER 4, and the North 1/2 of LOTNUMBER 5, ofBLOCK NUMBER 2, in BAYASUBDIVISION of LOTorBLOCK NUMBER 325 in the Southern Division of the CITYOF LAKE CITY, Florida, according to the Public Records ofColumbia County, Florida.Street Address *no address assignedParcel Number R14121-000 Geo No.: 000000-14121-000Legal Description Two (2) Acres off the South end of LOTor BLOCK NUMBER323 in the Southern Division of the CITYOF LAKE CITY,Florida, according to the map of BAYAÂ’S EXTENSION OFLAKE CITY, FLORIDA, as the same appears of record on SheetNumber 12, in Plat Book "A", of the Public Records of ColumbiaCounty, Florida.And on October 22, 2012, at 10:00 A.M., or as soon thereafter as cir-cumstances permit, at 173 NE Her-nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, Columbia County Courthouse SheriffÂ’s Office Civil Division Room 201, I will offer the property for sale at public outcry and sell the same, subject to ALLprior liens, if any, taxes, encumbrances, and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if applicable, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and satis-faction of the above described execu-tion.Mark Hunter, As Sheriff ofColumbia County, FloridaBy:Sergeant Michael Sweat, Deputy SheriffIn accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons need-ing a special accommodation to par-ticipate in this proceeding should contact Sergeant Michael Sweat at the Columbia County SheriffÂ’s Of-fice prior to the proceeding at the ad-dress given above. Contact number (386) 758-1109.05534935September 20, 25, 2012October 2, 9, 2012 020Lost & Found FOUND: PLOTTHOUND Call 904 259 4134 or 904 259 4129 To ID 100Job Opportunities05534315The Lake City Reporter, a five-day daily in North Florida, seeks an outgoing individual to join our outside sales team. This person should be self-motivated with a strong desire to succeed and possess an enthusiastic personality. Experience preferred, but will train the right person. To apply for this position please send resume to Josh Blackmon Advertising Directorjblackmon@lakecityreporter.com 05534918 HOLIDAYINN & SUITESLake CityÂ’s only full service hotel is seeking the following : BartenderP/TWeekendsMust have Experience Apply in person Mon-Fri 12-5pm 213 SWCommerce Dr. EOE/DFWP. 100Job Opportunities05534894Position: Class A Delivery Driver Applicants must be at least 21 years old with clean driving record. NO Felonies or misdemeanors. This is an account to account delivery not over road position. Apply within and please no phone calls. North Florida Sales 467 SWRing Ct Lake City, Fl 32025 APClerk Desirable: Previous Exp. as an APClerk using Great Plains to process payables. Responsibilities include :Review all invoices and match to supporting POÂ’s-receivers.Review all of employee expense reports and verify in accordance with company policy.Enter invoices into accounting system and cut checks weekly.Maintain vendor, open PO and unmatched receivers files. Communicate directly with company vendors in regards to billing issues. Send reply to Box 05095, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 Full Time Sales Position Available For Motivated Individual. Paid Vacation with potential for High Earnings.Sales Experience a Must. Fax Resume to 386-754-1999. Lifeguard Ambulance Services has an immediate opening for an ASE Certified General Service/ Maintenance Technician in our Lake City, FLoperation. Lifeguard offers a team culture, opportunities for advancement, competitive wages, and an excellent benefit package. For details about this opportunity call 386-487-0387 or Email HR@LifeguardAmbulance.com MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES Seeking Qualified & Experienced Management to join our Team. Strong Leadership Skills & Personnel MgnÂ’t needed. Pay Ranges from $8-$16/HR And Benefits are Available. Apply online @ mcstate.com/alachua or fax resume to 386-755-2435 Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Required. Current Experience preferred send resume to: 250 NW Main Blvd. #1254, LC, FL32056 Medical Office Manager Experience required, send resume, three references to: 250 NWMain Blvd., #1254, Lake City, FL32056 Part Time CDLDriver Branford Area. CLEAN Driving Record, minimum of 2 years experience, & Clean Appearance. Drug Free Workplace. Call 386-935-1705 100Job OpportunitiesSales Position Available for motivated individual. Rountree -Moore Toyota Great benefits, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Call Anthony Cosentino 386-623-7442 Small historic non-denominational church with a heart for children is seeking a pianist for Sunday services. Please contact 904-259-4194 if interested. TEACHER WANTED For progressive, Christian K-12 school. Bachelors Degree preferred may be waived with appropriate experience. Send resume to: pgorman@NewGenerationSchool. or g or fax to 386-758-5597 Temporary Full time Maintenance Experience Necessary in Drywall Repair, Floor Tile, Painting, and Finish Carpentry. $9.36 Per Hour Apply in person @ Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 East Helvenston Street S.E. Live Oak, FL32064 EOE/V/D/M/F Wanted Experienced Drywall Hangers & Finishers. Must have w/c exempt and liability ins. Also tools, drivers license and dependable transportation. 120Medical EmploymentPart-time Respiratory Therapist and CNAneeded for medical office. Fax resume to (386) 754-1712 120Medical Employment05534871Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Asst. ARNPor Physician Asst. to join Gastroenterology practice in Lake City.Experience in internal medicine/primary care required.Salary based on exp., (85K to 95K), with benefits. Email resumes to email@example.com or fax to 386-758-5987 in confidence. 05534892RN Unit Manager Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the following position: Full time RN Unit Manager Competitive Salary and Excellent benefits package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 386-752-7900 Fax resume to 386-752-8556 EOE LAKE CITY REPORTER This Reporter Works For You! 755-5440Classifieds 755-5445 Circulation REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 5B Classified Department: 755-5440 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GT Coupe 2D, 5 speed manual trans. 43,000 actual miles. Good condition. $9,500 KBB-$10,093 386-466-7778 1997 Chevy Z-71 4x4 New transmission, new AC, toolbox, seat covers. Excellent condition. $7,600 obo 386-755-1559 2004 Ford F350 Dually Lariat, crew cab, 61,000 miles. $17,500 Reduced-obo 386-755-0653 1996 Dodge Caravan Running really good. Cold A/C. Moving must sell. $2,000 386-752-9866 For Sale ByAUCTION2,400 SF HOME ON 40 ACRES2BR/1.5BA, large open oor plan, gorgeous land, mature timber, camellias, azaleas, magnolias, fruit trees, etc. large sun room, shed, workshop, barn, over 1,400 sf of porch space, 2 wells, 2 septics, plus much more! Auction held on site 18943 128th Street, Live Oak, FLSat., Sept. 29 @ 12 PMOPEN from 11AM Sale DayCall 352-519-3130 for more infoFor Details Visit Our Website Michael Peters Â• 352-519-3130 240Schools & Education05534919Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Â• Nursing Assistant, $479next class12/24/2012Â• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class-11/05/12Â• LPN 03/11/13 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 407Computers DELLComputer $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 408Furniture Ashley Glen Eagle round cocktail table.wood/vaneer brown cherry finish.20X40X40. Exc cond $100 OBO 386-754-4094 430Garage Sales Moving Sale Sept. 20th, 21st & 22nd, 8am-? 698 SE Llewellyn Ave Lake City, FL32025 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous 05534907GUNSHOW: 09/22 & 09/23 @ The Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City. Sat 9am4pm Sun 9am-3pm. Info: 386-325-6114 FridgidAire 10-12 Cup. ft. UprightFreezer, 6 mth old Great Condition $200 Contact 386-292-3927 Husqvarna15 HPEng. Runs Great. $457 OBO Contact 386-292-3927 Kenmore Frost Free Refrigerator, White, In good working condition. $200 Contact 386-292-3927 Large capacity Kenmore Dryer Runs Great. $175 OBO Contact 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRentLARGE CLEAN 2 & 3 bdms CH/A5 Points Area. Also 3 bdrm Westside. 1st + Deposit Required. No Pets. 961-1482 Palm Harbor Village New 2012 Â…30x76 4bd/3ba $15K Off All Homes 800-622-2832 ext 210 640Mobile Homes forSale(1) Only New Jacobsen Triplewide 42x64 Only $99,995 Del & Set with Air. Beautiful Home. North Pointe of Gainesville. 352-872-5566 2013 DOUBLEWIDE $33,995 inc. set-up, trim-out & A/C Call 386-288-8379. 3BR/2BA28X64 in a great location, a lot of upgrades, fireplace. Only $2,500 down $399 a month. Call Paula at 386-752-1452 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 4BD/2BADWMH on 4 acres Owner Financing Available. 386-623-3404 or 386-623-3396 5 LIKENew Mobile Homes!!! For under $30,000. MUSTSEE Call John T. 386-752-1452 575 CREDITSCORE? New 3/2 or 4/2 doubles. Your Approved with 10% down. Call for details. North Pointe 352-872-5566 BANK REPO 3BR/2BADoublewide Â’09 Excellent condition. Only $999 down $377 a month. Call Paula 386-752-1452 or E-mail email@example.com BANK REPOS Several to choose from. Singles or Doubles. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville 352-872-5566. Coming in Daily and Selling Fast. BIG FAMILYSPECIAL! New 4/2 Jacobsen Super Sale $43,935 inc delivery and set up. Just 5 per month at this low price! Gainesville Hwy 441 Near Home Depot 352-872-5566. Saturday till 6 PM Sunday 10-3 BIGGESTSALEEVER 13 Jacobsen Display Models reduced for Fast Sale! North Pointe Homes, 352-872-5566 Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Results Realty, MH on 10 acres. Most property cleared. 2 car covered carport. Huge Deck. $77,900 MLS#79417 Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Results Realty, Nice Lg home on 1 Ac., 4BR/2B Open kitchen & Fla. Room, beautiful yard, $129,000 MLS# 77292 640Mobile Homes forSaleLAND ANDHOME Attention land owners with good credit. No Money Down and Low Fixed Rates and Low Fees. LetÂ’s Deal! North Pointe Homes, Gainesville 352-872-5566 MUSTSEE 2013 2x6 walls, R30 insulation, OSB wrap, house wrap, real wood cabinets, and thermal pain windows. Payment $399 per month call John T386-752-1452. THIS MONTHSSPECIAL! New 2013 Jacobsen 3/2 $32,500 Factory Direct Price! Only 3 left at this low price. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, Fl., Hwy 441. Call 352-872-5566. Now Open Sunday 10-3! WANTEDÂ…CASH PAID for your Mobile Home, Singlewide or Doublewide flood homes welcome. Call 386-288-8379 650Mobile Home & LandColdwell BankerBishop Agency Elaine Tolar755-6488 Mobile Home Park on 19 Ac. Home, single & double wides. Needs TLC MLS #81507, $189,900 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency Elaine Tolar755-6488 Home on 5+ Ac. 3BR/2.5B, Lg Kitchen spacious L.R. M.Suite bath with 2 closets. MLS #81630, $219,900 Hallmark Real Estate APlace to Plat Stretch out & enjoy manufactured home on 1.9 acres. 2 bedroom w/ CH/A. $54,000 Call Nate Sweat 386-628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate HUD Home in Trenton! $40,000! 3/2, Needs Handyman www.hudhomestore.com Case #091-381778 Robin Williams 386-365-5146 Hallmark Real Estate HUD Home in Trenton! $40,000! 3/2, Needs Handyman www.hudhomestore.com Case #091-381778 Robin Williams 386-365-5146 Ownerfinance 3/2 S. of Lake City. Clean. Small Down $650 mth.386-590-0642 & 867-1833 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 3BR/2B, 1860 sqft. features DW on 5 acres plus above ground pool. MLS#80543 $125,000. 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05534938WeÂ’ve got it all!WINDSONG APTS 2/2 $5363/2 $573 *Free afterschool program386-758-8455 1BR APT. Downtown Location, Clean. New Carpet $450 mo, plus Security. NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456 1br/1ba Apt US 90 West in Gatorwood. Washer/Dryer included. Clean, nice. $485. mo. 386854-0686. Ceramic tile thru out. 2/1 1300 sqft, duplex w/ gargage. totally refurbished,W/D hook up, CH/A, $680 mth Lease Req. 386-965-2407 or 386-758-5881 2BR/2BAw/garage 5 minutes from VAhospital and Timco. Call for details. 386-365-5150 3BD/2BAfenced yard, CH/A Close to Shopping $700 mth & $700 dep. Contact 386-344-2170 ALandlord You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Amberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. Washer/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com Brandywine Apartments Now Renting 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms, CH/A. 386-752-3033 W. Grandview Ave. Equal Housing Opportunity TDD Number 1-800-955-8771 Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com Great area West of I-75, spacious deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $600-$750 plus Security. 386-438-4600 or 386-965-5660 Greentree Townhouse Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free water & sewer. Balcony & patio. Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com Gorgeous, Lake View Convenient location. 2br/1ba Apartment. CH/A$450. mo $485 dep. No pets. 386-344-2170 Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 Redwine Apartments Pets welcome. with 5 complexes, we have a home for you. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com TENANTS DREAM Newly remodeled, 2bd/1ba duplex w/ w/d hook up. Must see.Call for details 386-867-9231 Updated Apt, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 Wayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www .myflapts.com WindsorArms Apartments. Move in! 2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free 200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com 720Furnished Apts. ForRentRooms forRent Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRentCute 2bd / 1ba home. CH/A, Pets approved. $485 mth & $500 dep. Contact 386-344-2170 ForLease ,3Br/2bth DWon ten acres S.of Columbia City.Contact At 727-289-2172 $850.00 mo.$500.00 security. Small 1 bedroom house, SR-47 S. Near I-75. $400 month + deposit. Call 755-5625 Leave Message 750Business & Office RentalsForRent orLease: Former Doctors office, Former professional office & Lg open space: avail on East Baya Ave. Competitive rates. Weekdays 386-984-0622 evenings/weekends 497-4762 805Lots forSale Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Results Realty, Small home on corner lot with 3 Fenced yards. Needs TLC. MLS # 81204 $26,900 Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Results Realty Lot on Suwnnee. Lot has well & anerobic septic system. Stairway down to dock. Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Results Realty, Nice vacant lot in Desirable river Community, MLS #73268 $15,000 LOVELIESTLOT 1/2 Located in the Newest section of Plantation S/D 598 NWSavannah Drive. Call 386-397-6316 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale ACCESS REALTY Gorgeous views 3bd/3ba on Lake Montgomery. Elevator, fishing dock & jacuzzi.MLS 81438 $249,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTYTwo story 1895 Victorian house w/ electrical upgrades throughout. double -deck porches, MLS 71594 $149,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTYSpacious 4 bd/3ba Cypress Lake w/ 3643 sqft 1.25 acres on lake. Vaulted ceilings. MLS 81314 $279,900. Patti Taylor386-623-6896 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Contempary with Amenities open great room Lg Master Suite, 3BR/2B MLS# 81538 $103,900 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Immaculate Log home. 11Acres, Open great room, 3BD/2B over 2100 sq ft. MLS# 78237 $247,500 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 3BD/2B, 1971 sq ft. Wood Floors. Vaulted Ceilings, Fenced. MLS# 79567 $165,000 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Brick 3BD/2B, Lg Spacious rooms, Split Floor Plan, Lot on Lake. Master has Whirlpool tub. MLS# 76769 $210,000 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Almost 5.25 acres, 3BD/2B, Lg Living w/ separate Dining Room, Screened patio. MLS# 81340 $137,900 810Home forSale Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 4BD/3B, over 2500 sqft, Maple Cabinets, Solid surface Countertops, Fireplace & More. MLS# 81239 $203,900 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency Elaine Tolar755-6488 Home in Crest Pointe. 3BR/2B, dining & Breakfast nook. Motivated seller. MLS #81426, $149,900 Coldwell BankerBishop RealtySherry Ratliff 365-8414 Walk to Sante Fe River. 4 Ac, RVw/ great porch, 2 car carport, lots of plants MLS# 81060, $74,900. Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Neil Holton 984-5046 Well Maintained, good access to every where, quality construction. MLS# 81536, $159,000 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Stately older home on 39 + Ac within City limits. 6BR/3.5B MLS# 76111, $994,000 FSBO Â‘05 Brick 3/2/2 3rd detached garage, tiled w/in shower, w/in closet, 10ft ceilings, crown molding, 168,800 417-396-2134 Hallmark Real Estate 3/2 Home South of town w/tile flrs, lush bdrm carpets, updated baths & fixtures, $99,900 MLS 81229 Robin Williams 386-365-5146 Hallmark Real Estate Just Reduced! Brick 3/2 home on one acre Backyard fenced, sprinklersystem $114,900 MLS 80332 Call Jay Sears 386-867-1613 Hallmark Real Estate Pool & Lakefront Home on 7.95 acres. 30 X 60 workshop guest house, 4 bdrms-3-1/2 bths. MLS 80554. Janet Creel 386-719-0382 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 Two story, tons of sq footage, BR upstairs, 2 full BA, 2 car carport $124,900. MLS#80555 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 3BR/2B DWMH on 5.1 acres. 1984 sqft, 2 car carport $124,900. MLS#80903 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 6.45 Acres of investment property on Suwannee, Consist of 3 lots, Pool Barn. MLS# 77414 $75,000. REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 Fabulous L.C. Country Club 4/3 undergone some beautiful renovation. MLS# 78637 $159,900. REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 Arare sight 1 acre tract for Manufactured home close to springs. MLS# 79060 $11,500. 820Farms & AcreageACCESS REALTY10 acre square tract, High & Dry, O/F Avail. w/ 25% down. Convenient Location MLS 81258 $39,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTY10 acre square tract, High & Dry, OF Avail. w/ 25% down. Convenient Location MLS 81258$39,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTY43.64 acres wooded acreage in N.Columbia County. Scenic & Private. MLS 74429 $89,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 Owner Financed land with only $300 down payment. Half to ten ac lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www .landnfl.com 830Commercial PropertyHallmark Real Estate Estate Sale Warehouse units on 5 acres in central location. Flexible sales terms or O/F. $279,000. Janet Creel 386-719-0382 860Investment Property2 ACRES of land with 8,000 sf. building. $80,000. Located in Olustee. Owner Financing possible. 904-318-7714. Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473, RESULTS REALTY, Great Investment on McFarlane Ave. 2 units with 2BR/1B, $230,000 MLS# 79271 870Real Estate WantedI Buy Houses CASH! Quick Sale Fair Price 386-269-0605 951Recreational VehiclesRV1997 Pace Arrow (Fleetwood) 34 ft sleeps 6, Gen, New fuel Pump. Good Condition $13,000 OBO 386-965-0061 nr 5 a week days Lake City Reporter
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The Sooners and Wildcats bring contrasting offensive styles to Norman. Oklahoma plays up-tempo and tends to air it out with quarterback Landry Jones. K-States star quarterback Collin Klein is battering ram who leads a deliberate, run-first attack. Last year, the Wildcats were 7-0 when Oklahoma came to Manhattan, Kan., and the Sooners turned what was billed as a big game into a laugher. Jones passed for a schoolrecord 505 yards in a 5817 victory, in which the Sooners outscored the Wildcats 35-0 in the second half. Kansas States pass defense is shaky again, ranking at the bottom of the Big 12. The Wildcats best defense might be Klein and tailback John Hubert churning out yards on the ground and keeping Jones on the bench. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is 7-1 against his former boss, Kansas States Bill Snyder. In Tallahassee, the Seminoles are coming off a 52-0 victory against Wake Forest that looked about as easy as the Savannah State game the weekend before. Theyll be looking for a little payback against the Tigers. Clemson beat the Noles 35-30 last season and went on to win the Atlantic Division, and eventually the ACC title. Clemsons ability to keep Florida States talent ed defensive ends Bjoern Werner and Cornellius Carradine away from quar terback Tajh Boyd will be key. Lots can happen, but itd be a big surprise if the win ner Saturday night in Doak Campbell Stadium wasnt playing in the ACC title game. In the Pac-12, the mar quee game is in Eugene, Ore., and its for fans of fast-break football. Rich Rodriguez, one of the godfa thers of the fast-pace spread offense craze, against Chip Kelly, who has revved up the spread to warp speed with the Ducks. No. 3 Oregon has been unchallenged through three games, with DAnthony Thomas racking up big plays. No. 22 Arizona is off to an encouraging start with Rodriguez, but the Wildcats will get a better idea of where they stand Saturday night. The picks: TODAY BYU (plus 7 1 2 ) at No. 24 Boise State First game of a 12-year deal between Cougars and Broncos ... BOISE STATE 24-19. SATURDAY Florida Atlantic (plus 50) at No. 1 Alabama The Tide last had three straight shutouts in 1966 ... ALABAMA 45-7. No. 2 LSU (minus 20 1 2 ) at Auburn Gene Chiziks SEC record with Cam Newton 8-0; with out 7-10 ... LSU 38-14. No. 22 Arizona (plus 23 1 2 ) at No. 3 Oregon Spreadapalooza at Autzen ... OREGON 50-24. No. 10 Clemson (plus 14) at No. 4 Florida State Should settle ACC Atlantic Division yes, in September ... FLORIDA STATE 38-17. Vanderbilt (plus 15 1 2 ) at No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs have won five straight, 15 of 16, in series ... GEORGIA 28-10. No. 15 Kansas State (plus 14) at No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops is 7-1 against mentor Bill Snyder ... OKLAHOMA 45-21. Missouri (plus 10) at No. 7 South Carolina Injuries forced Tigers to overhaul offensive line ... SOUTH CAROLINA 17-10. Maryland (plus 27) at No. 8 West Virginia Geno Smith has as many TD passes (nine) as incom pletions ... WEST VIRGINIA 48-17. UPSET SPECIAL No. 18 Michigan (plus 6) at No. 11 Notre Dame Denard Robinson has 948 total yards in two games against Irish ... MICHIGAN 24-20. California (plus 16) at No. 13 Southern California Trojans have won eight straight against Bears ... USC 35-17. Kentucky (plus 24 1 2 ) at No. 14 Florida Gators try to make it 26 straight victories against Wildcats ... FLORIDA 40-13. UAB (plus 37 1 2 ) at No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes defense has been surprisingly generous (392 ypg) ... OHIO STATE 48-10. Virginia (plus 17 1 2 ) at No. 17 TCU Horned Frogs 10-game winning streak is best in nation ... TCU 38-17. Oregon State (plus 9 1 2 ) at No. 19 UCLA Beavers only game was 10-7 win against Wisconsin ... UCLA 31-24. BEST BET No. 20 Louisville (plus 13 1 2 ) at FIU Cardinals lost at home to Panthers last season ... LOUISVILLE 42-21. Eastern Michigan (plus 33) at No. 21 Michigan State Spartans need to get QB Andrew Maxwell going ... MICHIGAN STATE 45-10. South Alabama (plus 34) at No. 23 Mississippi State No Sun Belt magic this week ... MISSISSIPPI STATE 48-7. Idaho State (no line) at No. 25 Nebraska Bo Pelini feeling better for Huskers; RB Rex Burkhead, too .... NEBRASKA 58-10. Last weeks record: 15-6 (straight); 7-10 (vs. points) Season record: 5611 (straight); 27-26 (vs. points) Best bets: 1-2. Upset specials: 1-2. ASSOCIATED PRESS Florida States Chris Thompson runs for a touchdown as Kenny Shaw blocks Wake Forests Chibuikern Okoro in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday in Tallahassee. Florida State won 52-0. ACCs unbeatens tangle, rest of league struggling By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press TALLAHASSEE While the college football spot light shines squarely on the Atlantic Coast Conference this week with Clemson visiting Florida State, most ACC teams are still seeking respectability. When the No. 10 Tigers meet the fourth-ranked Seminoles in Tallahassee it will be the first matchup of top 10 ACC schools in five years. Clemson (3-0, 0-0) and Florida State (3-0, 1-0) are the leagues only remaining unbeaten teams just three weeks into the season. Duke coach David Cutcliffe said its an impor tant game for the ACC, a league craving for more respect from its football peers. Its good to have a mar quee game in the confer ence, Cutcliffe said. Its good for the conference. The last time two ACC teams played that were both ranked in the top 10 was in 2007 when a Boston College team led by quarterback Matt Ryan and ranked sec ond nationally, defeated No. 8 Virginia Tech 14-10. Its a conference that has sent more players to the NFL than any other in recent years, but hasnt boasted a national champion since Florida State in 1999. The ACCs probably taken a little more heat than we should because we havent had a team that could make a run at a national championship, Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe said Wednesday.