The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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John H. Perry
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ............... 4A Business ............... 5A Obituaries ............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Justin says sorry. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Opinion ............... 4A Business ............... 1C Obituaries ............. 5A Advice ................. 5D Puzzles ................. 5B 77 44 Breezy and mild WEATHER, 10A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1 00 LAKECITYRE PO RTER COM Local UW ranked one of the BEST Public defender honored by peers with top award. SUNDAY EDITION Vol. 138, No 194 1D 1C 1A IN TODAYS Lake City Reporter The 2013 Lake City-Columbia County Community Information Guide and the 58 th Annual Columbia County Fair Magazine 1 Early voters out in droves By TONY BRITT A Baker County physician, facing more than 800 insurance fraud charges, was arrested fol lowing a yearlong investiga tion by federal, state and local authorities. Dr. Charles Scarborough, 76, of Macclenny, was taken into custody Thursday for one count of orga nized scheme to defraud over $50,000 and 821 counts of false or fraudulent insurance claims. He was initially booked into the Clay County jail and later Sandy bears down on the East Coast By EMERY P. DALESIO and WAYNE PARRY Associated Press SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. With much of the Eastern Seaboard in the path of a rare behe moth storm, residents of the nations most densely populated corridor contemplated whether to heed dire warnings of torrential rain, high winds and up to 2 feet of snow. You know how many times they tell you, This is it, its really coming and its really the big one, and then it turns out not to be? said Alice Stockton-Rossini as she packed up to leave her home a few hundred yards from the ocean in Ship Bottom, N.J. Im afraid people will tune it out because of all the false alarms before, and the one By TONY BRITT More than 1,800 local voters went to the polls on the first day of early voting Saturday, rivaling record voter turnout numbers from recent elections. Early voting has been wonderful. We have been so blessed today and we had so many people come through, said Liz P. Horne, Columbia County Supervisor of Elections. According to the supervi sor of elections office, 1,820 ballots were cast Saturday, with 1,444 votes cast in Lake City and 376 in Fort White. Voter activity shortly after 5 p.m. indicated 1,753 ballots had been cast with 368 people voting in the Fort White branch office and 1,385 voting at the Lake City office. To the best of my knowl edge, this beat the 2004 election where we voted around 9,000 people for the entire week (of early vot ing) and I think we topped that years first day, Horne said. For the first day this has been great. Were real pleased and the voters have Photos by TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter ABOVE: Supporters line US 90 across from the supervsor of elections office on Saturday, the first day of early voting in Florida. BELOW: A voter files out of the supervisor of elections office after casting a ballot Saturday. Scarborough Early voting will continue through Nov. 3. DOCTOR continued on 6A EVALUATIONS continued on 7A VOTING continued on 7A SANDY continued on 6A Baker doc jailed here for fraud Trunk or treat JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Lillian Kramer takes a photo of her daughter, Layla, 2, and her husband, David, as they wait in line for candy at Trunk of Treat on Friday. A record crowd of more than a thousand children and their parents attended the event, which was held in Olustee Park in downtown Lake City. This is great, Lillian Kramer said. Its hard to take the little ones from neighborhood to neigh borhood. This is so much safer. Plus, we know some people with the trunks. Weve got the connections. More photos, Page 6A. Merit pay plan draws fire Some are unhappy with parts of teacher evaluation method. By DEREK GILLIAM As teachers around the state brace for the impact of new eval uation models, Columbia County teachers can at least begin to prepare for a future in which their salaries will be tied to stu dents classroom performance. The Columbia County School District submitted its new plan on how to evaluate teacher performance to the Florida Department of Education amid complaints from some teachers that the value-added component of the plan is unfair. The value-added model has been mandated by the Florida Legislature as a main compo nent in any evaluation method. The model uses a complex for mula based partially on predicted test scores taking into account past performance compared to actual test scores completed dur ing the current school year, said First-day turnout rivals record


LOS ANGELES A ctor Justin Timberlake is apologizing for a silly, unsavory video that shows homeless people offering congratulatory wishes to the pop star and his new bride, Jessica Biel. Timberlake posted an open let ter on his website Friday saying he didnt know about the video or contrib ute to it. He says the video was made as a joke on me and wasnt shown at his wed ding in Italy last week. Timberlake calls the video dis tasteful and says hes deeply sorry to anyone offended by it. But he acknowledges that it was made by well-meaning friends. The 19-second video is titled, Greetings from your Hollywood friends who just couldnt make it. It shows three people who obviously dont know the famous couple greet ing them with wedding wishes. Gene Shalit cited after car hits pole in Mass. LENOX, Mass. Television movie critic Gene Shalit faces a charge of driving to endanger after his vehicle struck a utility pole and came to rest against a home in western Massachusetts. Lenox police say the 86-year-old Shalit told Chief Stephen OBrien, who was first on the scene of Wednesday afternoons crash, that he fell asleep at the wheel. Shalit has received a summons to appear before a clerk magistrate in Southern Berkshire District Court in Great Barrington at a future date. Shalit, known for his bushy hair and mustache, was unhurt. His vehicle was towed and the home suf fered minor damage. Shalit reviewed movies for NBCs Today show from 1973 until he retired in 2010. He lives in neighbor ing Stockbridge. Rapper Lil Wayne hospitalized, released NEW YORK Lil Waynes man agement team says the rapper is on mandated rest after a severe migraine and dehydration caused him to be hospitalized. In a statement released Friday, the Blueprint Group says Lil Wayne was released from the hospital treatment and will return to work soon. They added that the New Orleans-based rapper appreciates his fans support and love. No further details were released. The 30-year-old multiplatinum performer is working on a follow up to his last album, 2011s Tha Carter IV. Schwarzenegger to star in The Legend of Conan LOS ANGELES Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming back as Conan the Barbarian. Universal Pictures says Californias former governor will star in The Legend of Conan, an action film being developed for the actor. Deadline Hollywood was the first to report the news Friday. The 65-year-old Schwarzenegger starred in two previous films about the mythic hero: 1982s Conan the Barbarian and 1984s Conan the Destroyer. Schwarzenegger told Deadline he loves the character and is honored to play him again. Actor arrested for gun at LA airport LOS ANGELES Police at Los Angeles International Airport say actor Jack Scalia has been arrested after security screeners found an unloaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Sgt. Belinda Nettles says the 61-year-old Scalia, who had recur ring roles on All My Children, Remington Steele and Dallas, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Terminal 7. No further details about the case were released. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays Musician-songwriter Charlie Daniels is 76. Actress Jane Alexander is 73. Singer Curtis Lee is 71. Actor Dennis Franz is 68. Pop singer Wayne Fontana is 67. Actress Telma Hopkins is 64. Olympic track and field gold medalist Bruce Jenner is 63. Actress Annie Potts is 60. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is 57. The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is 56. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pen etrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and atti tudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12. CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 27-30-37-40 +15 Friday: 6-8-17-27-36 Saturday: Afternoon: 1-5-2 Evening: N/A Saturday: Afternoon: 3-9-1-0 Evening: N/A Wednes day: 8-11-21-26-28-38 x5 Casey Anthony asks to move civil suit trial ORLANDO Attorneys for Casey Anthony are ask ing for a venue change in her upcoming defamation trial. Her attorneys filed paperwork this week seek ing to have the trail moved out of Orange County. The Orlando Sentinel reported the attorneys argued that Anthony can never get an impartial jury due to pre trial publicity. Anthony was acquitted last year of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Her attorneys argue that the local media refuses to move on and that the public feels as though justice was not served in the criminal case. After Caylee disap peared in the summer of 2008, Anthony told inves tigators that a babysitter named Zenaida Gonzalez had kidnapped the tod dler. Gonzalez later sued Anthony, claiming her rep utation had been ruined. The lawsuit is set for trial in January. Son arrested in 1993 murder MULBERRY Investigators said they have solved the 1993 slay ing of a pregnant Polk County woman with the arrest of her son. Polk County sheriffs investigators said Friday they have arrested Christopher Shane Knight, who was 19 when his 39year-old mother Jahala Watson was stabbed to death. He remains jailed on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges. Sheriff Grady Judd said the two constantly fought. Judd said a witness said the pair was arguing on June 20, 1993. Judd said Knight ordered the wit ness from the home, which quickly went quiet. Watson was never seen alive again. Her body was found two days later along a road. The Ledger of Lakeland reported that shortly after the killing, Knight told a reporter he wanted to know who killed his mother. State voter total up 6 percent TALLAHASSEE Florida has nearly 12 million voters who will be eligible to vote in the cru cial presidential election. State officials early Saturday released new voter registration numbers that show that the number of active voters has grown nearly 6 percent to a total of 11.94 million. President Barack Obama carried Florida in 2008, but he is locked in a very tight race with GOP rival Mitt Romney in the swing state that could decide the election. The new registration numbers show the gap between Republicans and Democrats is smaller than it was in 2008. There are nearly 536,000 more Democrats than Republicans. There are 4.78 million Democrats and 4.24 million Republicans. State revenue tops estimates TALLAHASSEE Floridas state general revenue collections are exceeding expectations. A monthly report by the Legislatures Office of Economic and Demographic Research shows Septembers collec tions exceeded state econ omists estimate by $54.6 million, or 2.8 percent. Cumulative general revenue collections three months into the 201213 budget year stood at $162.6 million, or 2.9 per cent, over estimate. The majority of the states general revenue comes from sales tax, which was up by 24 mil lion in September and by $36.3 million for the bud get year. Collections of beverage taxes, hospital fees, the documentary stamp tax on real estate transactions and the intangibles tax also came in over estimate. Corporate income tax collections, though, were under estimate by $6.5 million in September and $4.7 million for the year. Workers comp rate going up TALLAHASSEE Workers compensation insurance rates paid by Floridas employers are going up 6.1 percent on Jan. 1. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty on Friday announced his intention to approve the increase. It will follow premium increases of 8.9 percent last January and 7.8 per cent in 2010. Timberlake apologizes for unsavory video Wednes day: 3-18-21-23-50 +4 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. 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Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 3A 3A US 41 resurfacing starts Monday From staff reports The Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a 16-mile resurfacing project on US 41 in Hamilton County from the Columbia County line to US 129 through White Springs Monday. Daytime lane closures are expected Monday through Friday after 8:30 a.m. Project work includes replacing the asphalt on the travel lanes, roadway shoul ders and on-street parking. Crews will also upgrade the guardrail and replace the joints on the bridges over the Suwannee River and Swift Creek. In White Springs, drainage will be improved between Sunrise Drive and Third Street/County Road 135, sidewalks will be upgraded to include wheelchair accessible ramps and the school zone sig nals will be upgraded for South Hamilton Elementary School. The flashing signals at Third Street/County Road 135 and at County Road 137 south of Facil will also be upgraded. On-street parking in White Springs will remain, but some spaces may be short ened at side street intersections to provide better visibility for traffic turning onto US 41. Some driveways will be affected during construction, but access will remain. Porter stumps for Romney COURTESY State representative Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City) is pictured at a rally for Republican presi dential candidate Mitt Romney at World Golf Village on Thursday. Romneys wife, Ann, was the featured speaker. Man in dog attack had earlier brush with police 10,000 acres opened for hunting LIVE OAK The Suwannee River Water Management District has added nearly 10,000 additional acres that are available to the public for hunting. Eight additional tracts, totaling 3,901 acres, have been added in the Districts Log Landing Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which is located in Gilchrist and Dixie counties. The Steinhatchee Springs WMA has one new tract in Dixie County with 3,559 acres. The Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA) in Bradford and Alachua counties has one additional tract with1,743 acres. Were trying to provide as many rec reation opportunities for the public as possible, said District Land Management Specialist Edwin McCook. Regulations vary from area to area. For information, including maps of the hunting areas, hunting regulations, and other relat ed information, go to the Districts website at For more information, contact McCook at 386-362-1001. By TONY BRITT The man arrested Wednesday night after releasing an attack dog on police during a traffic stop had an earlier con frontation with police, reports said. Timothy Scott Schultz, 47, 538 NE Jacksonville Loop, was charged with cru elty to an animal, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, resisting arrest without violence, two traffic offenses, DUI, reckless driv ing and fleeing and eluding police, after authorities shot his dog and used stun guns to subdue him. According to the Lake City Police Department, on Sept. 15, Schultz had a previous altercation with officers during which he had to be subdued with a stun gun before he could be arrested. Officers responded to Rountree-Moore Ford on US 90 where reports said Schultz was causing a disturbance and making threats. Sgt. Larry Shallar told Schultz to leave the property, but Schultz refused and continued making threats to employees. Shallar then attempted to arrest Schultz, who physically resisted and was taken into custody. Schultz was charged with resisting an officer with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. He was out on bond when Wednesday nights incident occurred. Officers also learned the German Shepherd belonging to Schultz had been receiving training at Von See Stadt Kennels to be a personal protection canine to its owner.


I n the midst of the third presidential debate in Florida, which was sup-posedly about foreign policy, President Barack Obama interjected a few words about American education. The rationale was not unreasonable. A better-educated America will be a better-per-forming and more internation-ally competitive America. “Let’s talk about what we need to compete. ... Let’s take an example that we know is going to make a difference in the 21st century and that’s our education policy,” he said. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with politicians, what we hear sounds so logical, so compelling. If only it had any-thing to do with reality. According to the fractured political logic on education, which is not much different from what we hear regarding most areas of public policy, the reason we have failure is we’re not doing enough of what already isn’t working. In the case of education, we’re spending a lot of money and not getting results. So the problem must be, in the bril-liant political take on matters, we’re just not spending enough money. “I now want to hire more teachers, especially in math and science, because we know that we’ve fallen behind when it comes to math and science,” Obama said. “And those teach-ers can make a difference.” But, Mr. President, what information do you have that leads you to conclude that more teachers can make a dif-ference? According to information recently published by Face the Facts USA, a nonpartisan proj-ect of the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, over the last decade the federal government spent $293 billion and states spent a combined $5.5 trillion to improve academic performance — with no discernable change in reading and math scores. Recently, I sat down and interviewed one of my heroes: Dr. Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Outside of his work, Carson’s passion is education. As some-one who grew up in a Detroit ghetto, whose mother was a domestic who could not read, he has some idea what it means to start with nothing and achieve the American dream. He talks about the two biggest influences when he was a boy: a demanding and caring mother and his church. After a half-hour interview with Carson (see, here’s my takeaway: Education is about family, meaning, personal responsibility, standards of right and wrong, and appreciat-ing the uniqueness of every child. Without these fundamentals, truckloads of taxpayer money will accomplish nothing. Which is why the trillions being spent are poured into a black hole. I would add that, given the realities of today’s public schools there is no hope of meeting his standards for edu-cation without giving parents freedom to choose where to send their kids to school. America’s education challenge ANOTHER VIEW I n the Roman Catholic Church, St. Anthony is “The Saint of Lost Things.” Being Protestant, I had never heard of St. Anthony (Fernando Martins de Bulhoes, 1195-1231) until two years ago. That’s when Dr. Kevin McCarthy, University of Florida professor emeritus and practicing Catholic, brought up his name while we were writing our book, “Lake City, Florida, A Sesquicentennial Tribute.” Here’s what happened. Dr. McCarthy and I were searching the park located at the corner of SW Lakeview Avenue and SW Baya for the plaque and Freedom Tree honoring Lake Citian Capt. John C. Clark II, who was killed in the Vietnam War. We searched high and low for over 45 minutes and could not find the plaque or the tree. It was a hot day, and we were thinking about giving up and trying again another day when Dr. McCarthy asked St. Anthony for help. Within 10 minutes he found the plaque and the tree. The plaque reads, “The Freedom Tree. With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind, this tree is dedicated to Capt. John C. Clark II and all prisoners of war and missing in action. 1973.” Capt. Clark’s remains now reside in Arlington National Cemetery, If St. Anthony can help a Protestant, I would ask him to help me find my rapidly vanishing memory, which continues to diminish over the years!Bo’s graveOne day recently I was walking alone through some woods when a small concrete slab caught my attention. The slab was covered with dirt and weeds, so I brushed it off and found it was a gravesite for a dog named Bo. The wording on the slab: “Beauregard ‘Bo’ Odom. 11/9/95-3/11/97. We will remember you always.” Someone had painted a likeness of a bone and two paw prints to go with the words. Without even thinking, I took off my cap and paused briefly in memory of Bo, then moved on.Pictures wantedOur school system has a photographic Wall of Honor to pay tribute to “Non-instructional Employees of the Year.” We already have many of these photos but we still need 8-by-10-inch, color photos of these employees who have been so highly honored to com-plete the display: Betty Dicks (Eastside), Margie Ogden (Summers), Joy L. Kelsey (Columbia City Elementary), Terry Harrell (CHS) and Dawn Mansukhani (Columbia City Elementary). You can take your photo to Dorothy Spradley at her School Board office or call Dorothy at (386) 755-8041 to make an appointment, and she will make the photo for you.Preacher in pajamasReverend Herb Brownlee, former pastor of the Mikesville Presbyterian Church, is 95 years old and still active. So, when members Brian and Sheila Blackmore asked him to per-form their wedding ceremony, he gladly agreed to do it. But on the date Brian and Sheila had selected for their wedding, Pastor Herb was hospi-talized at North Florida Regional Hospital. No problem. Pastor Herb told the couple to come to his hospi-tal room and he would perform the ceremony there and he did. Pastor Herb said later that he had performed hundreds of weddings in his long ministry but that was the first one he had ever done wearing pajamas! The saint of lost things LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor:I’m good at being an opinionated old man. I love reading and perusing the contents of letter opinions rendered by other old men. I find amusement, also admiring and appreciating humor, satire, vitriol, accusa-tion, stereotyping, name-calling and mudslinging. Separately, I take special note of dismissing of fact and selective memory. The afore-mentioned penchants are not unique to old men, Democrat nor Republican. In time, I’ve come to respect other old men’s points of view, not having to necessarily agree. Every old man’s journey through life and those things he experienced have predicated his beliefs. During political discourse, some of us (namely me for one) can be, in our passionate zeal, a “bit” disrespectful of others and others’ opinions at times. I’ve been most guilty of disparag-ing and/or ridiculing “others” contemptuously. My learning to rein in some of that passion may create a more civil atmo-sphere, thus promoting a sense of community over divisiveness. Passions are running deep and opinions vary, but don’t believe for a micro-second, that the “sky is falling.” Regardless of the presidential election out-come, life as we know it, will not end Nov. 6. On Nov. 7, 2012, or Nov. 7, 2022, you’ll still be able to go for a hamburger or yogurt after church! (Although the burger may cost $17 and the gas $50 to get there.) Being redundant, I laud that diverse and passionate group of old men who share their thoughts with us. I recognize them as true patriots all, regard-less of how they tilt. They are, one and all, profound in thought and fervently American. May their every day and beyond be richly blessed. Lake City Reporter’s attitude in not abridging our voices is a true display of democracy in action. In words, actions and deeds they come through regu-larly with a truly fair and bal-anced commentary. Darrell Anderson, Lake City Soldiers of Christ arise! To the Editor:Soldiers of Christ arise! And make your voices heard. Aside from the implied duty to vote that we Christians have, since we are citizens of the United States, Christians should vote because those elected can make an enormous impact on the moral fabric of our society. Notable Irish philosopher Edmund Burke once said: “All that is necessary for the tri-umph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Do you want four more years of these great United States going deeper in debt? We are on the brink of bankruptcy! Maybe we are already there. Failed economic policies along with the pushing of social policies that are contrary to the teach-ing of God’s word would justify our voting against an incum-bent. Consider how God views us if we support someone who supports the killing of innocent babies for the sake of conve-nience and expediency. (54 mil-lion babies murdered since Roe vs. Wade in 1973.) God has clearly spoken in His word that He considers homo-sexuality to be an abomina-tion. (Romans 1:26 & 27 and I Corinthians 6:9) The concept of same-sex marriage only makes homosexuality appear to be a more acceptable lifestyle. We Christians need to flood our polling places and make a stand for Biblical principles. Let all of us cast our ballots and make our voices heard! We can do it! Mary Grow Lake City Enjoy reading old men’s letters 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 —“Newspapers get things done!” 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 writer’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 EMAIL: P residential debates on international affairs almost always invoke a lot of tough talk, and Oct. 22’s (debate) was no exception, as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney used the topic of Iran to burnish their macho creden-tials. Negotiating directly with Tehran doesn’t sound tough, which may be why both candi-dates evaded it when the sub-ject came up. But direct U.S.-Iran talks must at least be attempted before war becomes the only remaining option to halt Iran’s quest for bomb-grade nuclear material. The New York Times reported that Iran and the United States had agreed to direct negotiations. That would mark a bold and potentially perilous move by the Obama adminis-tration, which says the report isn’t true. As the Bush administration’s chief Iran negotiator, former undersecretary of state R. Nicholas Burns told The Times negotiations make sense. “What are we going to do instead? Drive straight into a brick wall called war in 2013, and not try to talk to them?” The regional consequences of a war with Iran would be horrific ... Oil shipping through the Strait of Hormuz probably would be shut down, leading to shortages and glob-al economic catastrophe. There is no guarantee that other nuclear powers, such as India, Pakistan, China and Russia, would support the United States. A broader inter-national conflict of world-war proportions isn’t hard to envision. So, yes, the two absolutely should talk directly. But that must not be confused by Tehran as signaling a collapse of the international resolve that has led to unprecedented harsh economic sanctions. Talkingto Iran must be tried N The Dallas Morning News OPINION Sunday, October 28, 2012 4A4AEDIT Morris WilliamsPhone: (386) 755-8183williams_h2@firn.edu372 W. Duval St.Lake City, FL 32055 Q Morris Williams is a local historian and long-time Columbia County resident. Star Q Star Parker is president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education ( and author of three books.


Oct. 28 Induction ceremony set The North Florida Center of Excellence fall induction will be held at 3 p.m. in the Columbia High School audito rium. Minority students in Columbia, Suwannee and Hamilton counties are selected based on their academic achieve ments. Students from third through 11th grade receive invitations to become a part of this group based upon scholastic achieve ments and teacher recom mendations. The inducted students become a part of the National Achievers Society. The induction is open to the public. Following the induction, there will be a meeting of the Parent Alliance group. All achievers will meet to take care of district busi ness. Come out and find out more about this orga nization. Oct. 29 Ballroom dance classes Ballroom dancing classes are offered at Richardson Community Center every Monday starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per class. Come try your first class free. For more information, call (386) 365-3909. Oct. 30 Plant clinic University of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Office, 164 SW Mary Ethel Lane to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagnosis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Zumba classes Zumba classes are offered at the Richardson Community Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes are $5 each, or sign up at the beginning of the month for just $20 a month. Classes taught by a certified Zumba instructor. For more information, call (386) 466-7747. Oct. 31 Haunted house open Lake City Shrine Club will hold its annual Haunted House thru Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night. Admission is $5. All proceeds benifit the Shrine Club and are not tax deductible. Olustee battle meeting The Blue-Grey Army will meet at 5:30 p.m. to plan the Olustee Battle Festival. The meeting will be at the school district central building room 153, 409 SW St. Johns St. Dine to donate Dine to donate every Wednesday in October at Applebees in Lake City. The Tough Enough to Wear Pink Crisis Fund will receive 10 percent of the bill. Ask for a flier by the Columbia County Fairgrounds Office or call 752-8822 to have one emailed to you. LCPD Halloween Bash The Lake City Police Department will host a Halloween Safety Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lake City Public Safety Building, 225 NW Main Blvd. Join local officers for a safe night of games, food, bounce houses, fun and candy. Admission is free. Plant clinic University of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at to the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagnosis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Mall trick or treating Children up to 12 years of age may Trick or Treat the Lake City Mall merchants from 6 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Nov. 1 Fair weigh-ins The Columbia County Fair mandatory end weighins for steer, swine, beef heifer and meat goat will be from 3 to 8 p.m. The record book deadline is one hour following close of scales. For more information, call 752-8822. Haunted house open Lake City Shrine Club will hold its annual Haunted House thru Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night. Admission is $5. All proceeds benifit the Shrine Club and are not tax deductible. Nov. 2 Haunted house open Lake City Shrine Club will hold its annual Haunted House thru Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night. Admission is $5. All proceeds benifit the Shrine Club and are not tax deductible. Nov. 3 Heavenly cooking day The eighth annu al Heavenly Cooking Community Day will be conducted at the Richardson Community Center, 255 Coach Anders Lane. The event provides meals to sick and shut-in community members in memory of Levi Sheppard Sr. There will be a variety of food available, as well as activities for seniors and children at the center. For more information, call 365-0013. Family Gaming Day Columbia County Public Library will have a Family Gaming Day from 2 to 4:30 p.m. There will be video games, board games, snacks and an afternoon of family fun. For more infor mation, call (386) 758-2101. The library is at 308 NW Columbia Ave. Breast cancer benefit A Zumbathon to benefit Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Inc. will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Sepulveda ATA, behind Winn Dixie. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Dont forget to wear pink. Call 466-7747 for information. LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 5A 5A Outstanding Leader of Inpatient Therapy Our therapy program is designed to rehabilitate individuals back to their highest level of independence and functioning. Our therapists and nurses work closely with the physician and resident in order to create a plan of treatment that will combine comprehensive care with the patients personal goals. Take a step towards your independence. Individualized Physical Occupational & Joint Replacement (Knee, Hip. etc) Stroke Cardiac Disease Fractures (Hip, Shoulder, Pelvic, etc) Arthritis Neck/Back Pain Balance Disturbances Dif culties Walking Generalized Weakness Impaired Abilities to Perform Activities (Bathing, Ambulating, Dressing, Eating and Transferring) Wound Care OUR SPECIALTIES INCLUDE: 560 SW McFarlane Ave. Lake City, FL 32025 386-758-4777 Call to pre-register or for a tour. charity A morning of special savings to benet local charities and schools Were grateful for the support our communities give us. So we give it right back. 4 hours only! 6-10am Saturday, Nov. 3 20-75 % off RA R ELY DI S COU N TE D B R A NDS Not valid by phone or on Excludes Everyday Values. throughout the store Saturday, November 3 Earn Double Points with your Belk Rewards or Premier Card. Triple Points with your Elite Card. Excludes all gift cards, non-merchandise & leased depts. Double Points T riple Points earn $ off Saturday, Nov. 3, 6-10am when you present your Charity Sale ticket. No cash back. Tickets for sale at the door. VERY LIMITED EXCLUSIONS *See below for details. *$5 Ticket valid on your rst regular, sale or clearance purchase, including Cosmetics & Fragrances. Excludes Brighton, Ugg and Under Armour. Not valid on phone orders or on No cash back. Contact your store for a list of charities. All ticket proceeds benet your favorite participating local charities. All unclaimed money from the sale of Charity Sale tickets will be donated to a charity of Belks choice after 90 days. Limit one $5 discount per customer. ***100 Belk gift cards per store valued anywhere from $5 to $1000 will be given away. One lucky person per Belk Division (for a total of 3 winners) will walk away with a gift card worth $1000. No purchase necessary. One per adult customer, while supplies last. See a sales associate for details. RED DOT: **Limited exclusions in Brighton, St. John, Eileen Fisher, Lilly Pulitzer, Resort, Bridge Collection, Levis, Coach, designer handbags and junior denim. Juniors total savings are 55-75% off. Fashion Accessories, Handbags, Small Leather Goods, Hosiery, Home Store and Mens Tailored Clothing total savings are 45-65%. COUPONS NOT VALID ON RED DOT FR EE gift card up to $1,000 value to rst 100 customers in each store Saturday!*** 100 Belk gift cards per store valued anywhere from $5 to $1000 will be given away. One lucky person per Belk Division (for a total of 3 winners) will walk away with a gift card worth $1000. H ELP US MA K E T H IS YEAR EVEN BI GG ER OVER $ 10.6 MILLION raised for local charities, schools & nonprots during our Fall 2011 Charity Sale event Connect with us for special offers and promotions at r e d d o t 65 % & more 30 % o ff the current ticketed price** when you take an e x tra save **See below COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Jim Barr at 754-0424 or by email at Curtis Melvin Parrish Curtis Melvin Parrish 93, of Lake Butler passed away peacefully at the Shands University of Florida Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born in Centerhill, Flori da living most of his life in Lake Butler and Alachua. He was the son of the late Oscar A. Parrish and Minnie Gainey Parrish. He was preceded in death by 2 sons: Charles and Carlton Parris and daughter: Nancy Ruth Ollar. He was a logger and farmer during his life time and a member of the Full Gospel Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Naomi Grace Parris. 2 Daughters: Nelda Waldron (Claude) of Lulu and Annette Beavins of Lake Butler His Brother: Leslie Parrish of High Sprngs 16 Grandchildren; 32 Greatgrandchildren and 1 Great-GreatGrand. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 A. M. in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler ciating. Burial will follow in El zey Chapel Cemetery, under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler. Family will receive friends at the funeral Home from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday evening. Donald Wilson Donald Wilson, 68, of Raiford died Oct. 24, 2012, after a long illness. Arrangements are un der the direction of Archer Fu neral Home, 55 N. Lake Ave., Lake Butler, (386) 496-2008. OBITUARIES Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293.


brought to the Columbia County jail. The case is being prosecuted by the Attorney Generals Office of Statewide Prosecution. According to informa tion from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, agents from the FDLEs Jacksonville Regional Operations Center, the Baker County Sheriffs Office, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the Florida Department of Health were involved in the investigation. Keith Kameg, Florida Department of Law Enforcement public information officer, said Scarborough was taken into custody by FDLE agents. The case was filed in Columbia County, he said. He was arrested in Clay County, thats where actually lives. The reason the case is in Columbia County is the suspect alleg edly conducted business transactions related to his medical billing in Columbia County. Reports from the FDLE said the investigation began in late 2011, when investiga tors identified Scarborough as a significant prescriber of controlled substances in Northeast Florida. According to investiga tors, they discovered evi dence that allegedly linked Scarborough to over-pre scribing medications to patients as well as allowing unlicensed and untrained staff members to practice medicine. The employ ees were then directed to inflate medical billing to Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers for a level of service that the patient did not receive. Authorities said inter views with employees indi cated that Scarborough, a sole practitioner, pushed his untrained medical staff to see 50 or more patients a day and bill for medi cal issues not addressed and treatment not received all with the intent of maximizing profit. This is a prime example of law enforcement teaming together to remove a major violator from our commu nity, said Dominick Pape, Special Agent in charge of FDLEs Jacksonville Region, in a prepared state ment. This level of fraud has to be attacked by a team effort to be success ful. During the course of the investigation, authorities teamed with the Florida Department of Health to obtain an Emergency Suspension Order for Scarboroughs medical license in October 2011. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2012 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 6A HALLELUJAH FESTIVAL Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 3 p.m. 6 p.m. Olustee Park-Downtown Lake City Sponsored By Grace Harbor Ministries Across From Courthouse FREE Games, Prizes, Food & Live Music EVERYTHING IS FREE WILSONS O UTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 Realtree Outtter T-Shirts Camo is Here Shirts, Pants, Coveralls, Hats, Gloves Yeti Coolers Special Guy Harvey Koozies Seminoles Gators Bill Brannon 3rd Judicial Circuit State Attorney Mission: Seeking justice for The 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida Priority #1: To pursue justice through prosecution of all criminal cases presented to the State Attorney in an effective, efficient and timely manner Statement from former 8th Circuit State Attorney Rod Smith: Ive known Bill Brannon a long time and there is no better advocate for the people of North Florida. Along with his deep roots in the community, Bill would bring the respect of his peers and unparalleled legal experience to the job. As a former State Attorney, I know firsthand the importance of this role and it is with that experience and understanding that I wholeheartedly back Bill for State Attorney. Justice Administered: Past Chairman March of Dimes Campaign Past President United Way Campaign Past President Lake City Rotary Club Past Chairman Columbia County Planning & Zoning Board Past Director Lake City-Columbia County Chamber Past Director CARC Past Member of Judicial Nominating Commission Leadership and Community Service Jacksonville, Florida Behind Argyle Shopping Center Preview at 11:00a.m., Auction at noon Brewer Auction Service (386)497-4438 or (904)838-1575 au#2604 ab#1940 Onsite Estate Auction Saturday, October 27th Antiques, furniture, dolls, uni que pieces from 18th century! Visit for pictures and more information. St. Jude Novena May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adorned, glori ed, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us, St. Jude worker of miracles, pray for us St. Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day for 9 days. Your prayer will be answered, it has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you, St. Jude DOCTOR: Faces hundreds of counts of fraud Continued From Page 1A time you need to take it seriously, you wont. This one might be the one. Hurricane Sandy upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm. Even if Sandy loses strength and makes landfall as something less than a hurricane, the combined storm was expected to bring misery to a huge section of the East. An 800-mile wide swath of the country could see 50 mph winds regardless of Sandys strength. Experts said the storm could be wider and stronger than Irene, which caused more than $15 billion in dam age, and could rival the worst East Coast storm on record. On Saturday morning, forecasters said hurricaneforce winds of 75 mph could be felt 100 miles away from the storms cen ter. Locally, no damage was report ed from Sandys gusts of up to 35 mph, according to Shayne Morgan, Columbia County Emergency Management director. But up and down the coast, people were cautioned to be prepared for days without electricity. Jersey Shore beach towns began issuing voluntary evacuations and protecting board walks. Atlantic City casinos made contingency plans to close, and offi cials advised residents of flood-prone areas to stay with family or be ready to leave. Several governors declared states of emergency. Airlines said to expect cancellations and waived change fees for passengers who want to reschedule. In North Carolinas Outer Banks, light rain was falling Saturday and winds were building up to a pre dicted 30 to 50 mph. A steady stream of campers and other vehicles haul ing boats were leaving the low-lying islands for the mainland. Residents feared a temporary bridge built after Irene last year poked a new inlet through the island could be washed out again, severing the only road off Hatteras Island. After Irene left millions without power, utilities were taking no chanc es and were lining up extra crews and tree-trimmers. SANDY: Gains strength, poses severe threat to Eastern Seaboard Continued From Page 1A Trunk or Treat draws more than a thousand Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter More than a thousand children and their parents attended Trunk or Treat Friday in Olustee Park in downtown Lake City. LEFT: A crowd of trick-or-treaters are seen lined up around dozens of trunks on Friday. RIGHT: Mason Turner, 4, shows off his candy while collecting treats Friday.


Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2012 7A 7A Diana Parker Campus USA Credit Union SERVICE C ENTER MANAGER HOW LONG ES TABLI SH E D OR IN C AREER A WAR DS & A C H IEVE M ENT S PUBLIC SERVICE I NVOLVE M ENT S 183 S W B ascom N orris Dr., L ake C ity, F L 386-754-2215 Denise Milligan-Bose Eastside Village Realty, Inc. BROKER H O W L O NG ESTA B LIS HED OR IN CA REER PU B LI C SER VI CE I NV O LV EME NTS 164 SE Pearl Terrace, Lake City, FL Eastside Village Realty, Inc, is not associated with Eastside Village Homeowners Association, Inc which is located at 189 SE Claudia Way, Lake City, FL 32025 telephone # 386-755-7004 or m Sharon Rosenfeld North Florida Pharmacy R EGI S TE R ED PHA R MACI S T H OW LONG ES TABLI S HED O R IN C A R EE R A WA R D S & A CHIEVEMENT S P UBLIC S E R VICE INVOLVEMENT 347 S W M ain B lvd., L ake C ity (386) 758-6770 Honoring some of Columbia Countys best, brightest and most dedicated Women in Business. Kitty McElhaney, director of Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability for the Columbia County School District. Some of the other factors include class size, English language learner status, stu dents with disabilities status, attendance, gifted status and homogeneity of students entering test scores in the class, accord ing to information supplied by the Florida Department of Education. The new plan was submitted to the state in August. Lashonda Newton, a fourth-grade teach er at Pinemount Elementary School with 15 years of teaching experience, said the value-added model isnt fair. Newton said she doesnt have a problem with holding teachers accountable. Her argument revolves around how the state comes up with the score. She said because the model is heavily weighted on FCAT test scores and other end-of-year tests in reading, geometry, algebra and biology, the results are more of a snapshot than a well-rounded picture of a student. Also, teachers of elective classes, like art and physical education, will be unfairly judged based on subjects and students they dont teach. It doesnt seem fair. she said. Evaluate me on what I teach. The Copeland Model is the new plan Columbia County has chosen as the evalu ation tool used to judge whether a teacher has been effective during the school year. Educational Management Consultant Services prepared the plan that was sub mitted to the Department of Education. Jerry Copeland, president of Education Management Consultant Services, said he has been researching human resource development since 1994. He also is a 40year veteran of the Florida school system with experience as a teacher and as an administrator. (The Copeland Model) is direct and simplistic, Copeland said. It identifies the instructional behaviors from teachers that should result in continuous growth and achievement. He said 15 districts in Florida have sub mitted the model and have had the model approved. Columbia County will be the 16 district to adopt the plan. The decision to move away from the previous evaluation model, the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, was touted by teachers and administrators as the right move. The evaluation method requires that 50 percent of a teachers evaluation comes from student growth. The other 50 per cent of the plan is derived from observa tion. Copeland said his model is based off of a 300 point evaluation matrix -150 points from the value-added component and the other 150 points from teacher observation from administrators. The teachers will be given one of four possible scores: highly effective, effective, needs improvement or developing and unsatisfactory. By 2014, these scores will be used to determine if a teacher qualifies for a raise. If a teacher receives two unsatisfactory grades in any three-year span, the new legislation mandates that teacher not be retained. Also, teachers with advanced degrees in fields they do not teach will not receive pay increases under the new model. Michael Millikin, superintendent for the district, said teacher evaluations are tough to nail down. We want to know how well our teachers are preparing our students, and Its dif ficult to do when there isnt an established statewide test that all students take. he said. Thats the real nutshell of the prob lem. Terry Huddleston, principal at Columbia High School, and Glenn Hunter, the school board member from District 5, generally agreed that the Copeland model is better then what has been used in the past. Huddleston said the Marzano plan fol lowed a very strict observance require ment. Basically under Marzano, if teach ers didnt do every item on the observa tion checklist in front of an administrator, they were docked points -even if it was obvious that the teacher was effective, he said. Copeland is much better than Marzano, Huddleston said. It allows principals to give credit to teaching strategy on things that are not (directly) observed. According to Huddleston, principals were instructed that teachers visited the highly effective category rarely. Many teachers are highly effective every day, he said. Hunter agreed it is difficult to evaluate teachers. He said that the best process is supervision. He said he disagrees with a plan that comes from the top down. If you could take away the political aspects, you could do a better plan, he said. Hunter focused on the finances of tying teacher evaluations to their pay. Where is the money to pay for this? he asked. Huddleston said the value-added model puts too much emphasis on a single test. Thats where we are at, where one test measures the worth of an individual, Huddleston said. As individuals we have many strengths and weaknesses. Huddleston and Hunter are running to replace Millikin as superintendent. Kevin Doyle, president of the Columbia Teachers Association, said considering budget cuts and a lack of funding for education, the money spent to create and implement teacher evaluation models was needed elsewhere. Since money is so tight, I think the money could have been better spent improving training and performance, he said. Lashonda Newton, the teacher from Pinemount Elementary, said there could be unintended consequences because of the value-added model. She said the best teachers, with the highest qualifications, could decide not to teach in poor schools where it could be more difficult to achieve the effective rating. Look, they can go somewhere else and be judged effective, she said. Harry Joiner, a 12th grade English teacher at Fort White Highschool, said he feels the evaluation process should be about improving a teachers performance, not punishing bad teachers and rewarding good ones. Instead of being an information gather ing tool, its become a bludgeon, he said. EVALUATIONS: Teacher merit pay plan brings uncertainty Continued From Page 1A Band assessment been out early. Horne said there was a steady stream of voters coming to the office all day, until things began to slow down around the kickoff time for the Florida-Georgia foot ball game. Its been great to see people want to come out and vote, and Im real excited about that, Horne said. No problems were reported with election equipment and even though the voting is taking place in the southwest portion of the elec tions office, Horne said the addi tional room has been a benefit. Its nice to have that end of the building and I think its helping a lot, she said. Today (Saturday) it would had been a traffic jam (in the front portion of the office) and I dont know how we would have handled that many people in the few hours we had to bring them in here. Early voting will continue from 7 a.m. 7 p.m. today and the remain der of the week at the supervisor of elections office. VOTING Continued From Page 1A Local authors fair TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Alesha Waller (from left), author of The Spotted Zebra, talks to Mandi Tillotson Williams, author of Mortimers Sweet Retreat, as Shantina Wilson (background) signs a copy of her book during a local author fair at the Columbia County Library Saturday. Nine local authors were featured at the event. TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Members of the Fort White High School Warrior Band leave the field Saturday after performing in the Florida Bandmasters Association District IV Marching Band Music Performance Assessment. The event was held at Columbia High School where more than 20 bands were scheduled to perform in the assess ment.


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By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comJACKSONVILLE — Florida and Georgia brought the bad and the ugly, and left the good at home, in the Bulldogs’ 17-9 win over the Gators on Saturday. The game featured nine combined turnovers and 22 penalties. Beginning on the first drive, Florida fumbled twice before Jarvis Jones recovered to hand the ball over to the Bulldogs at the 18-yard line. Georgia didn’t take long to find the end zone with a touchdown run by Todd Gurley from 10-yards out to put the Bulldogs up 7-0 at 12:02 of the first quarter. The Gators forced their first turnover when Aaron Murray’s pass was deflected and Neiron Ball intercepted. He returned it to the Georgia 40-yard line, but Florida again put the ball on the dirt. In all, Florida fumbled four times during the first quarter, but was able to retain possession on two of them. Florida continued to dodge bullets in the first half as Georgia drove inside the 10-yard line before another deflected pass bounced into the hands of Josh Evans to keep points off the board for the Bulldogs. The Gators drove 70 yards, finally gaining some momentum on offense following the turnover, and Caleb Sturgis put Florida on the board with a 38-yard field goal with 7:05 remaining in the first half. Following Florida’s self-destructive first quarter, the Bulldogs began making their own mistakes as Murray threw his third inter-ception of the first half. Matt Elam Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, October 28, 2012 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS GEORGIA continued on 6B Bulldogs force six turnovers in 17-9 victory over Florida. Tigers clinch district JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Felix Woods (4) signals a fumble reco very against Orange Park High in the Tigers’ 21-0 win on Friday. CHS defeats Orange Park, 21-0, to win championshipBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High’s defense pitched a shutout for the second consecutive game and the Tigers clinched the District 3-6A championship in a 21-0 shutout of Orange Park High on Friday at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers’ defense bent as far as it could without breaking on the opening drive as Danny Green’s Raiders drove it all the way to the edge of the goal line on their first possession. Eddie Fuller broke a 15-yard run on the first play of the game and a personal foul penalty advanced the Raiders past midfield. Four plays later, the Raiders were at the goal before Austin Logue fumbled and the Tigers’ Roger Cray recov-ered at the one-inch line. Columbia began its own drive before fumbling for the first of four times on the evening at the 48-yard line. Ronald Timmons started the drive with a 19-yard run and the Tigers were rolling before a snap sailed over quarterback Jayce Barber’s head and the Raiders fell on it. The Raiders advanced the ball into Tiger territory again before the defense sunk its claws in with Felix Woods registering a sack for a 15-yard loss. “I was blitzing and realized the outside was open,” Woods said. “I just got out-side and rolled.” The Tigers began the only scoring drive of the first half at 2:11 remaining in the first quarter. Timmons broke runs of 43 yards on the first three carries of the drive after Columbia began at its own 4-yard line. After Timmons checked out, Braxton Stockton broke a 25-yard run to move Columbia deep into Orange Park territory. Jayce Barber would cap the drive with a five-yard pass CHS continued on 2B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Michael Mulberry (4) hauls in a catch in a game against Newberry High earlier this season. Rickards beats Indians By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comTALLAHASSEE — Fort White High got roughed up by Rickards High, 48-17, at Gene Cox Stadium in Tallahassee on Friday. The Indians fell to 5-3, while the Class 5A Raiders evened their record at 4-4. It was a stumble for Fort White, which hosts Trinity Catholic High this week in the game to decide the champion and runner-up in District 3-3A. “It hurts really bad,” Indians head coach Demetric Jackson said. “We came out and made some plays, but we kind of got tired and stunk it up. We had no pass protection and were missing blocks.” It looked like vintage Fort White out of the gate. The Indians took the opening kickoff and drove 63 yards for a 20-yard Nathan Escalante field goal. Fort White’s defense forced a quick punt and the Indians were on the march again. Starting at the 38, quarterback Andrew Baker threw to Reginald Williams for 24 yards. A pass inter-ference penalty and 13-yard run by Trey Phillips got the Indians to the red zone and Phillips scored on a nine-yard run. Escalante’s PAT gave Fort White a 10-0 lead 7 seconds into the second quarter. After another punt, Fort White struck for one first down, but an interception on a dump pass and 33-yard return by Malik Slater gave the Raiders a first-and-goal at the 3. Jalen Ashby scored on the next play and Devonte Harris kicked the extra point for a 10-7 Fort White lead with 6:52 left in the half. Fort White falls to Raiders, 48-17, in Tallahassee. INDIANS continued on 5B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida running back Mike Gillislee (23) is tackled b y Georgia’s Sanders Commings (19) and Alec Ogletree (9) during S aturday’s game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Georgia takes control of East


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Lakers 0 8 .000 5 12 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS CHS: Claims District 3-6A title Continued From Page 1B to Lonnie Underwood to put the Tigers up 7-0 with 9:32 remaining in the sec-ond quarter. Brant Nelson added the extra point. The two teams would exchange four three-and-outs throughout the remain-der of the first half. Columbia turned the ball over for the second time in the game with Timmons putting the ball on the ground during the second play of the second half. After Orange Park came up empty on a fake field goal attempt on its next drive, the Tigers put together a 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to take a 14-0 lead with 6:05 remaining in the third quarter. Barber hit Nate Ayers for 11 yards to start the drive and Antonio Pelham for 14 yards on the next play. Braxton Stockton had a 17-yard run and finished the drive off with a 33-yard touchdown run. The Raiders drove the ball into Tiger territory before Felix Woods snuffed out a fake punt at the 37-yard line to give Columbia the ball back. Two plays later, the Tigers would build a 21-0 lead. Stockton broke a 22yard run on the first play and Barber hit Ayers for a 35-yard touchdown pass on the next play with 2:45 remaining in the third quarter. After the Raiders punted, the two teams exchanged fumbles with Columbia fum-bling at its own 16-yard line. Trey Marshall stripped the ball on the following play and Solomon Bell recov-ered to give CHSa the ball back at the 19-yard line. The two teams would exchange three-and-outs before Columbia began another long drive. Underwood began the drive with a 42-yard run and had a 14-yard run before fumbling into the end zone. Marcus Johnson picked up the loose ball and returned it 55-yards for the Raiders with 4:19 remaining. Columbia’s defense held strong on the final drive with two sacks from Javere Smith and Drew Clark. Clark’s sack forced a fumble on the final play and Smith recovered to preserve the shutout. “I saw that I could beat the tackle, because his feet were moving slow,” Clark said. “After I got past him, it was all instinct.” Despite the win, Columbia head coach Brian Allen knows the Tigers have things they need to clean up heading into the play-offs after putting the ball on the ground four times. Columbia had only fumbled twice prior to Orange Park. “The defense was a bright spot and I’m happy with their effort,” Allen said. “We have to clean up some of the mistakes with letting the ball hit the ground. It hasn’t been something to plague us this season, but we had a case of fumble-itis tonight.” FILE PHOTOThe Columbia High bowling team poses for a photograph d uring a game on Sept. 26. Picutred are Shea Spears (front row, from left), Tori Wise, Hannah Shaffer, Rachel Umstead, Lauren Snipes, Leslie Ann Ronsonet (back row, from left), Haley Wheeler, Courtney Schmitt, Libby Taylor, Haley Davis, Christine Peters and Linden Barney. Lady Tigers roll into district championshipBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High’s bowling team is rolling into the district tournament looking to move to state for a third straight year. The District 2 tournament is 9 a.m. Monday at Lake City Bowl. The Lady Tigers picked up three more wins on Wednesday as Columbia defeated Suwannee High, North Marion High and Fort White High to remain undefeated on the season. Columbia bowled 705712-156 to sweep the event with Suwannee finishing second with scores of 664-611-130. North Marion bowled 600-592-123 and Fort White finished last with 465-483-76. “It was a little different surface than we’re used to with a synthetic lane,” Columbia head coach Brian Saunders said. “If we’re able to make it to state at the Boardwalk in Orlando, it’ll be a good preview for that type of surface. It was a good atmosphere and good to go against a differ-ent team in North Marion than the teams we are used to going against.” Lauren Snipes bowled a high round of 176 for the Lady Tigers in the first game. Linden Barney fin-ished with a 159 in the first game and Ashley Shoup bowled a 124. In the second game, Courtney Schmitt led the Lady Tigers with a 164 while Christine Peters fin-ished with a 145 and Leslie Ann Ronsonet finished at 126. Columbia will compete against Trinity Catholic, North Marion, Fort White, Suwannee, Forest, Vanguard, Belleview, Lake Weir and West Port high schools in the district tournament. “In talking to the area coaches, they feel Forest and Vanguard are the top two teams that we haven’t played,” Saunders said. “I feel like our scores are real competitive with them. The advantage that we’ll have is that we’re used to bowling on our surface.” Each team will have its bowlers participate in three individual games before the top four teams advance to the afternoon rounds, where Baker scor-ing matches will determine the district champion. In Baker scoring, five girls bowl two frames each for a combined team score. “I think our chances of making the afternoon are really good if we can con-tinue to bowl the way we have this year,” Saunders said. Columbia will have Peters, Schmitt, Barney, Snipes to go along with Shea Spears and Tori Wise as the district team. Spears will serve as an alternate in the Baker match. “I expect her to contribute as well,” Saunders said. “All the girls are return-ing from last year and it’s a team with a lot of experience.” Saunders expects Schmitt and Peters to lead the team. “In the past, Courtney has been the No. 1 player in the district,” he said. “Her and Peters were able to qualify as No. 1 and No. 2 last year. I really think that all of them are capable for competing as individuals. They’ll set the tone and anchor our five, but it’s a team game in the Baker match.” Saunders also gave a special thanks to his assistant coach, Karen Coleman, for helping improve the girls’ skill level. “She’s been working with us the past two years and has been a big plus,” he said. “She’s put a lot of time in and been a big asset.”


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 3B3BSPORTSTigers are District 3-6A champs JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High quarterback Jayce Barber (5) looks to g et rid of the ball while under pressure against Orange Park High in the TigersÂ’ 21-0 win on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterRonald Timmons (23) runs the ball against Orange Park High on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Felix Woods (4) makes a sack against Orange Park High during Friday nightÂ’s 21-0 win. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High fans cheer their team as the Tigers play Orange Park High on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Ronald Timmons breaks into open spac e against Orange Park High in the TigersÂ’ 21-0 win on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterAlex Weber (15) catches a pass against Orange Park Hi gh on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Solomon Bell (30) makes a tackle dur ing the win over Orange Park High.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04204BSports Prelude to district FILE PHOTOFort White HighÂ’s Trey Phillips (5) blocks an extra poi nt against Union County High in a home game on Sept. 28. FILE PHOTOFort White HighÂ’s Trey Phillips goes up for a catch. FILE PHOTOFort White HighÂ’s Tavaris Williams (2) breaks a tackle against Union County High. FILE PHOTOFort White High quarterback Andrew Baker (left) stiff-arms a defender. FILE PHOTOFort White HighÂ’s Kellen Snider (7) and Blair Chapman (22) converge on a tackle. FILE PHOTOFort White High quarterback Andrew Baker breaks to the ou tside against Taylor County High.


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Fort White held on the 17-14 lead until halftime, helped by Williams fumble recovery to stop a drive at the Indians 15. The second half dis solved into disaster for Fort White. Ashbys 47-yard run led to a touchdown pass from Kelly to Holmes on the first drive. Fort White misfired on a fake punt to set Rickards up in Indians territory. The Raiders drove to a touch down run by Kelly and a 27-17 lead. The Indians dodged damage after another inter ception, but Rickards was back at it after a punt. The Raiders drove 62 yards in four plays with Kelly pass ing to Lonnie Anderson for a touchdown from four yards out. Rickards led 34-17 at the start of the fourth quarter. With the big lead, the Raiders defense was com ing hard and it paid off twice. Markel Winter returned an interception the third of the game for Rickards 65 yards for a touchdown. Craig Mackey returned a fumble also the third of the game for Fort White the same distance for another score. I was really disappoint ed in how we came out in the second half, Jackson said. We spread the mis takes around enough to put us behind. The turnovers killed us.Rickards 0 14 20 14 48 Fort White 3 14 0 0 17 First Quarter FWEscalante 20 FG, 4:56 Second Quarter FWPhillips 9 run (Esclante kick), 11:53 RAshby 3 run (Harris kick), 6:51 FWPhillips 67 run (Esclante kick), 5:13 RHolmes 70 pass from Kelly (Harris kick), 4:55 Third Quarter RHolmes 6 pass from Kelly (kick failed), 9:58 RKelly 1 run (Harris kick), 6:37 RAnderson pass from Kelly (Harris kick), :00 Fourth Quarter RWinter 65 interception return (Harris kick), 6:37 RMackey 65 fumble return (Harris kick), 4:43 Fort White Rickards First downs 13 12 Rushes-yards 41-139 27-160 Passing 172 166 Comp-Att-Int 12-24-3 11-20-0 Punts-Avg. 2-32 2-33.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-1 Penalties-Yards 10-80 7-55 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGFort White, Phillips 15-101, R. Williams 13-19, Baker 9-7, Levy 3-6, Mulberry 1-6. Rickards, Ashby 9-78, Butler 4-31, Pye 3-19, Kelly 5-12, Holmes 3-12, Riles 3-8. PASSINGFort White, Baker 12-23-172-3, Sanders 0-1-0-0. Rickards, Kelly 11-20-166-0. RECEIVINGFort White, Phillips 7-70, Mulberry 4-78, R. Williams 1-24. Rickards, Holmes 3-116, Riles 2-34, Ferguson 1-12, Anderson 1-4 866-314-3769 AIRLINES ARE HIRING JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White Highs Trey Phillips goes up for a catch during a game this season. Indians turn to senior Phillips By TIM KIRBY TALLAHASSEE When the going gets tough, teams turn to their seniors. Fort White High relied on Trey Phillips in the Indians 48-17 loss to Rickards High in Tallahassee on Friday. Already a two-way starter as a receiver and defensive back, Phillips number was also called to run the ball. Fort White was miss ing Tavares Williams, Devontae Levy was hurt on his third carry and Reginald Williams was ineffective against Rickards. Phillips responded with 101 yards on 15 carries. He scored on a nine-yard run to give the Indians a 10-0 lead, then ripped off a 67-yard touchdown run after the Raiders had cut the lead to 10-7. Phillips had 95 yards rushing before intermis sion. He also had a 25-yard kickoff return and two catches in addition to cov ering receivers in Rickards wide-open attack. I was tired in the first half, Phillips said. I was glad we did extra running at practice. In the second half, my second wind kicked in. In the fourth quarter when Fort White was try ing to get back in the game, Andrew Baker sought out Phillips for four consecutive completions. The loss comes before the District 3-3A showdown with Trinity Catholic High and Phillips said he would use his senior status to help the Indians get ready. We have to bounce back, or lay it down, Phillips said. We have got to man up and be ready next week.


6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 6BSPORTS GEORGIA: Seals win with late TD Continued From Page 1B Accepting New Patients Specializing in adult medical care including: Medicare, Blue Cross and most insurance plans accepted. Primary Care High Blood Pressure Heart Disease Lung Disease Gastrointestinal High Cholesterol Diabetes Womens Health Arthritis Allergy testing & Treatment Full Dizziness, vertigo and balance diagnosis and treatment Optifast Weight Loss System is pleased to announce the addition of Stefanie Jackson ARNP to our Practice. S O U TH ER N I NT ER NAL ME DICIN E Stefanie Jackson, A R NP Located in the Lake City Mediplex Building 404 N.W. Hall of Fame Drive, Lake City, FL 386-719-2540 Columbia makes second-half switch By BRANDON FINLEY Despite a 21-0 win against Orange Park High, the sentiment coming out of Columbia Highs District 3-6A championshipclinching win against the Raiders was cleaning up the mistakes. The Tigers put the ball on the ground four times, after committing only two turnovers earlier this season. Columbias play was so sluggish in the first half that it prompted head coach Brian Allen to switch the teams attire after the half. The Tigers came out wearing white pants and pink socks in honor of the fight against breast cancer before switching to all gold uniforms in the second half. Having an aunt that has died of cancer and another aunt thats fighting, Im a humongous supporter of the fight against breast can cer and all cancer, Allen said. That was our salute to awareness and the fight. We obviously are showing our prayers and support. Allen called himself a lit tle superstitious, because of the play dating back to last year in the pink socks, which prompted the switch. You go all the way back to the play against Ridgeview last year where we came up short, costing us a district championship and I just wasnt pleased, Allen said. We went all gold in the second half to see if we could play a little differ ent. We wanted to show our support, but I told the team that we had to shine like the gold represents in the second half. It had to be the socks as the Tigers pulled away from its 7-0 halftime lead to win 21-0 and close out the district. Still, despite the shutout win, Allen knows that the Tigers have to get better. We cant put the ball on the ground, Allen said. We gave up two or three scoring opportuni ties. Maybe the offense will read something about their performance and get moti vated. Its a win, but we werent sharp. We picked up habits that we havent had all year. We have to break those and stay sharp as ball carriers. We have to be at 100 percent by the end of the season. We cant leave the defense on the field all night and the offense has to substantiate a drive. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Lonnie Underwood (left) catches a touchdown pass in the first half, while Braxton Stockton (right) breaks free for a big gain in the second half. The Tigers switched uniforms after struggling to a 7-0 lead against Orange Park in the first half. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Drew Clark (34) and Felix Woods (4) converge on a tackle during the Tigers 21-0 win against Orange Park High on Friday. Defense holds strong By BRANDON FINLEY Columbia Highs defense is riding strong after two consecutive shutouts. The Tigers forced turnovers on Orange Park Highs opening and closing drives in order to pitch a 21-0 shutout against the Raiders. Roger Cray recovered a fumble on the Tigers one-yard line on the opening drive and Drew Clark forced a fumble on a sack during the games final play to allow Javere Smith to recover the loose ball. Smiths fumble recovery came after missing time last week. I was so happy just to be back on the field that I had tears of excitement before the game, Smith said. During the fumble, coach told us just to remember to run to the ball and good things will happen. Smith also had a sack ear lier in the drive and said it helped fire up the defense. I lined up outside trying to do my best to get pressure off the edge, Smith said. I got by the outside and still had to get past the running back. When Im able to get a sack it does something to the other team and helps give us momentum. The defense has now pitched two consecutive shutouts led by the play of its defensive captain Felix Woods. Head coach Brian Allen echoed how well his leader was playing. If you had 22 players like him, youd win a state championship every year, Allen said. He does every thing right and hed cut off his leg to be out there play ing. Hes the unequivocal leader of this team. Hes just a high character stu dent athlete. Woods had a sack and a critical fourth-down stop on a fake punt during the third quarter. I feel that were playing better, but we still have to clean up some mistakes, Wood said. Theres no stepping back now. It seemed to be the sen timent coming from the defensive side that was happy to help the Tigers claim a District 3-6A championship. It was a good night, because we won the district championship, Clark said. I feel like were progress ing every week, but were still not perfect. Coach is trying to get us 2 percent better every day and we have two more games to get better. From staff reports Led by double-district champion Hannah Burns, Columbia Highs girls swim team placed in the top half of the District 2-2A field in the meet at Cecil Aquatic Complex in Jacksonville on Friday. Chiles High swept both the girls and boys com petition. Stanton Prep and Leon High were 2-3 for the girls, and Lincoln High and Stanton Prep were 2-3 for the boys. The Lady Tigers were sixth in a 12-team field; Columbias boys tied for 11th out of 13 teams. Burns won the 200 IM and the 100 breast, repeat ing both victories from last year. Lindsay Lee placed sec ond in both the 50 free and 100 back. Burns and Lee advanced to region, as did Joseph Piccioni who placed sev enth in the 50 free. Piccioni was 11th in the 100 free. Columbias 400 free relay team of Micheala Polhamus, Stephanie Silva, Lee and Burns placed sec ond. The team placed third in the 200 medley relay in the order of Lee, Burns, Silva and Polhamus. After all district results are tabulated, either or both of the relay teams could qualify for region. Polhamus placed 10th in the 500 free. Other Columbia swim mers making the district finals were: Sara Woodfield, ninth-200 free and 13th-100 free; Cody Smith, 11th-200 free and 12th-100 back; Courtney Britt, 12th-100 back; Sydney Morse, 14th100 breast; Cale Shaw, 14th-200 IM. Smith, Shaw, Piccioni and Randall Soltis placed ninth in the 200 medley relay. Jacob Finley, Andrew Fortier, Shaw and Jordan Morrill placed ninth in the 400 free relay. Britt, Aleena Fields, Joana Mata and Woodfield placed 10th in the 200 free relay. The Region 1-2A meet is at the University of West Florida on Friday. Preliminaries are 9 a.m. with the finals at 5 p.m. Columbia volleyball Columbias volleyball team lost the District 4-6A final to host St. Augustine High on Friday. As in the regular sea son the Yellow Jackets had Columbias number, win ning 25-22, 25-18, 25-19. The Lady Tigers quali fied for the playoffs as runner-up and will play at Orange Park High at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the regional quarterfinals. St. Augustine High will host Leon. Memorial Bowl Lake City Recreation Department is hosting the Memorial Bowl for its Little League Football program. Games are at Memorial Stadium. The Junior Midget open ing rounds are Monday: Lake City Gators vs. Lake City Cowboys at 6 p.m., and Lake City Hurricanes vs. Lake City Tigers at 7:15 p.m. The opening Midget game pits the Lake City Wolves against the Jasper Redhawks at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Other game dates are Nov. 3, Nov. 5, Nov. 8 and Nov. 13 Burns, Lee provide 1-2 punch at swim districts Seminoles take down Duke for homecoming By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press TALLAHASSEE EJ Manuel tossed two touchdown passes and Devonta Freeman ran for two more scores to lead No. 11 Florida State to a 48-7 victory over Duke on Saturday. Florida States win coupled with North Carolina States loss to North Carolina puts the Seminoles back in control of the Atlantic Coast Conferences Atlantic Division while Duke (6-3, 3-2) dropped out of the undisputed lead in the Coastal Division. FSU (8-1, 5-1) rolled up 560 yards in offense while limiting Duke to 232. Tyler Hunter returned a punt 75 yards for a score and Dustin Hopkins kicked a career-best 56-yard field goal to help the Seminoles offset four fumbles. Florida State, which has an open date before returning to action Nov. 8 at Virginia Tech, is unbeat en in 18 games against Duke and has won by 19 or more points in each of those games. ran it back 32 yards to the Georgia 10-yard line. Florida again had to settle for a Sturgis field goal, and cut the lead to 7-6 when he connected from 22 yards out. Florida had a chance to take the lead going into the half after driving down to the Georgia five, but Bacarri Rambo picked off Driskels pass in the end zone. The turnover bug con tinued in the second half as Driskel threw an inter ception to Damian Swann to set the Bulldogs up at the Florida 26-yard line. Floridas defense forced a Marshall Morgan field goal from 29 yards and Georgia led 10-6 with 8:34 remain ing in the third quarter. Floridas struggles pro tecting the ball contin ued on its next drive as Trey Burton fumbled and Jones recovered at the 26-yard line. Georgia tried a 37-yard field goal try, but this time Morgan hooked it to the left. Sturgis nailed a 50-yard field goal with 9:41 remain ing in the contest to cut the Georgia lead to 10-9. When it looked like Georgia would go three-andout on the following posses sion, Dominque Easley was called for a holding pen alty on a screen play. The penalty extended the drive allowing Georgia to capital ize with the first explosive play of the game. With 7:11 remaining in the contest, Murray hit Malcolm Mitchell on an out route and Mitchell broke a tackle before tak ing it in 45 yards to extend the Bulldogs lead to 17-9. With a fitting end to Floridas chances, the Gators committed their sixth turnover of the game with a fumble in the end zone after Jordan Reed caught a pass and ran it to the 3-yard line. Were not explosive enough to overcome six turnovers, Florida head coach Will Muschamp said. The Gators also couldnt overcome penalties. Florida held the Bulldogs to a third-and-long situa tion following the fumble and had a chance to get the ball back, but a face mask penalty allowed Georgia to move the chains and run out the clock for the win. Georgia put Florida in situations where the Bulldogs capitalized. Id say were not soft, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said. They rose to the occasion defensively. I think everyone just fought their tails off.


By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster 2 per-cent annual rate from July through September, buoyed by more spending by consumers and the fed-eral government. Even with the increase from a 1.3 percent growth rate in the April-June quar-ter, the economy remains too weak to rapidly boost job creation. The report Friday from the Commerce Department is the last broad snapshot of the economy before Americans choose a presi-dent in 11 days. Republican nominee Mitt Romney has attacked President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy and has noted that growth has slowed from last year. The 1.74 percent annual growth rate for the first nine months of 2012 remains slightly behind last year’s 1.8 percent growth. That, in turn, trailed 2010’s growth of 2.4 percent. Obama has argued that the economy is steadi-ly improving. Analysts cautioned, though, that Friday’s report offered few signs that economic growth is gaining momen-tum. “We suspect that growth will slow a little in the fourth quarter and expect it to remain close to 2 percent next year,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics. The economy grew faster last quarter in part because consumer spending rose at a 2 percent annual rate, up from a 1.5 percent rate in the sec-ond quarter. Spending on homebuilding and renova-tions increased at an annu-al rate of more than 14 percent. And federal spending surged, mainly because of the sharpest increase in defense spending in more than three years. Growth was held back by the first drop in exports in more than three years and flat business investment in equipment and software. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; work-ing together is success.” — Henry Ford W ith the advent of new (and not so new) technolo-gies, our working environments continue to evolve. More and more people are working from their homes or in remote locations. This is especially true in the current real estate market. Many people cannot afford to move to follow an employment opportunity as they are upside-down in their current homes and just cannot sell them without taking a terrible loss. Having a remote workforce brings a unique set of issues and it requires both a special kind of manager and, of course, a special type of employee. The number one problem affecting remote workers is isolation from their colleagues. Often, these employees begin to feel separate from the team. To combat this, the manager needs to promote regular interaction between remote workers and the rest of the team and ensure the lines of communication are always open. Websites and sharepoints are great ways to encourage the shar-ing of information between remote and on-site employees. Additionally, managers of remote workers should check in with them frequently, not via email, but by phone, at the very least. Video chat would be even better. These days, many cell phones are equipped with video conferencing capability, and Skype is another great option. Remote employees also really benefit from having a mentor assigned to them. Many times, I see companies hire workers for remote positions, have them come in to the office for about a week when they first start and then immediately put them out in the field. This just does not work. A week is not ade-quate time for the new employee to grasp the organizational culture or establish relationships with their fellow staff members. For this reason, some firms only per-mit an employee to work remotely if they have been with the busi-ness for a year or more. Most, however, require at least two months in the home office before operating remotely. Another problem managers of remote workers need to be aware of is that these employees often feel that because they are out of sight, they will be forgotten or overlooked for promotions. One good way to address this issue is to require them to work in the office three days a month so people are used to seeing them around and they have better visibility. Finally, when hiring remote employees, it is critical that you choose a candidate that has the right skills and attributes. To be successful, remote workers must be self-motivated because they will need to perform with-out much supervision. It is also essential that remote workers have great communications skills. This kind of work environment is not for everyone. For this rea-son, many firms will only hire someone for a remote position if they have remote work experi-ence to ensure they can handle the isolation. Remote workers can be at any level of the organization. In one case, a firm was headquartered in Tallahassee but the CEO lived in California. The firm was will-ing to hire this CEO because he had such unique skills and they believed he could make it work. Now go out and make sure you have considered all these issues before you decide that remote workers are right for your busi-ness. Candidates will need a spe-cial set of skills to be successful, and you will need to be prepared to deal with the unique managerial issues that accompany a remote workforce. You can do this! T runk or Treat was a huge suc-cess. Thank you to Potash Corp. of White Springs for sponsoring the event for the children of Columbia County. Lots of fun was had, not only by the children “trunk or treating” but the many local volunteers who came out to ensure the event was a success. The addi-tion of the hay ride around Lake DeSoto was a big hit.Check out the Chamber’s Facebook page for pictures from the event. The winners from the first annual “Fall Around Downtown” decorating con-test were also announced during Trunk or Treat. A special thank you to all the businesses that partici-pated and made the event a success. Congratulations to our winners: first place, Chasteen’s Downtown; second place, Foreman, McInnis and Douglas P.A., and third place, Southern Exposure. Decorations are still up, so take a stroll down Marion Avenue and check them out. Elections are just around the corner. If you missed the live candidate forum, hosted by the Lake CityColumbia County Chamber of Commerce, The Lake City Reporter and Florida Gateway College, be sure to catch the replays on Comcast Channel 8. The program will air at various times up until Election Day. If you are not a Comcast subscriber, you can visit the Chamber’s website,, for links to the forum. You will be able to view the candidates for the offices of: school board District 5, superintendent of schools, state attorney, and county commission districts 1, 3 and 5. Don’t miss the special Perspectives program, “Understanding the Amendments,” which also will be airing on replay. Early voting began Saturday and will run through Nov. 3. This is your opportunity to make a difference. Make sure you vote. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Each year, hundreds of thou-sands of lights are strung downtown and in Olustee Park to ensure that Lake City has one of the most beautiful Christmas scenes in North Florida. If you are looking for a way to get in the Christmas spirit, come out and help us decorate. The Chamber will be in Olustee Park on Nov. 13 through 15, begin-ning at 6 p.m., to get the lights in place. The lighting of the park will take place Holiday season activities planned Lake City Reporter Q FSU Finance Professor Dr. Jerry Osteryoung is Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University’s College of Business. Week of Oct. 28 Nov. 3, 2012 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County1CColumbia Inc. Q Dennille Decker is the executive director of the Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. CHAMBER BUSINESS Dennille CHAMBER continued on 3A ON BUSINESS Jerry Osteryoung(850) Tips on managing a distant workforce Local UW one of the BESTBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe United Way of Suwannee Valley recently was recog-nized as a 2013 grant recipient through Volunteer Florida’s BEST Neighborhood initiative. The United Way was one of 12 organizations across the state participating in Volunteer Florida’s 2012-13 BEST (Build-Engage-Sustain-Transform) Neighborhoods initiative. The ini-tiative is based on “neighboring”, as a model concept of community engagement that uses volunteer-ing as a tool to empower, mobi-lize and facilitate positive changes within communities. The 12 participating organizations are receiving a combined total of $233,069 and will serve recipients in 25 counties across Florida. The United Way of Suwannee Valley received $30,000, the maxi-mum grant amount. Organizations were awarded grant funds based on their abil-ity to address economic recovery, education, disaster preparedness, environment and human needs. United Way of Suwannee Valley received the 2012 BEST Neighborhoods grant and con-ducted seven projects throughout the agency’s four-county service area. Rita Dopp, Suwannee Valley of United Way executive direc-tor, said in Lake City the project increased the number of back-toschool backpacks distributed by 100 and added a nutrition infor-mation component through IFAS and disaster preparedness infor-mation through Columbia County Emergency Management. Dopp said cumulatively, 487 volunteers — 412 of them new to volunteering with United Way — contributed 2,395 hours of vol-unteer service in support of the BEST Neighborhood projects. Dopp said United Way of Suwannee Valley’s 2013 BEST Neighborhoods initiative will again facilitate volunteer efforts throughout the local United Way’s service area of Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties. “It was recognized – and then proven through the results of the 2012 BEST Neighborhood grant results – that throughout our ser-vice area there are needs which can be addressed by local community volunteers,” Dopp said. “This grant affords the opportunity to partner with our local communi-ties to identify and address those needs.” Helen Brunson, who served as the BEST Neighborhood coor-dinator for the 2012 grant, will fulfill this responsibility for the 2013 grant. Dopp said Community Councils will be cultivated for FILE PHOTODawn Perry organizes backpacks at the Richardson Comm unity Center in August. The United Way of Suwannee Valley was recently recognized as a 2013 grant recipi ent through Volunteer Florida’s BEST Neighborhood initia tive. Last year a portion of the grant funding was used to purch ase additional backpacks for local students.Economic growth up modest 2 percentAgency awarded $30K grant to help several programs. GRANT continued on 2C GDP changes Here is the growth in U.S. gross domestic product, the economy’s total output of goods and services, for 2000 through 2011. A minus number indicates the economy shrank that year. YEAR GDP2000 4.1 percent 2001 1.1 percent2002 1.8 percent2003 2.5 percent2004 3.5 percent2005 3.1 percent2006 2.7 percent2007 1.9 percent2008 -0.3 percent2009 -3.1 percent2010 2.4 percent2011 1.8 percent GDP continued on 2C


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The deadline to purchase a card is Nov. 2. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. The Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce wants you as a member. If you have been considering membership, give us a call at 752-3690. We would love to tell you the ways we can help your business! For our 500-plus current members, we appreciate you and look forward to a great end of 2012. CHAMBER: Christmas lighting set Continued From Page 1C Toyota widens global sales lead over GMBy TOM KRISHER and YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business WritersDETROIT — Toyota has widened its global sales lead over General Motors after bouncing back from a series of natural disasters. The company said Friday it sold 7.4 million vehicles globally in the first nine months of this year — 450,000 more than General Motors. While Toyota’s sales rose 28 percent in that period, GM’s rose 2.5 percent, to 6.95 million cars and light-duty trucks. Toyota’s factories were hobbled by an earthquake and tsunami in early 2011, leaving it short of cars in the U.S. and other regions. But now the company has recovered, and is build-ing and selling more vehi-cles globally. Germany’s Volkswagen AG is also see-ing strong global sales. GM is more concerned with profitable growth than the global sales race, spokesman Jim Cain said. Toyota has made similar statements, but executives concede privately that the crown is a matter of cor-porate pride for both com-panies. GM was the top-selling automaker for more than seven decades before losing the title to Toyota in 2008. But Toyota faces a challenge in keeping its lead this year. Sales are falling in China because of a ter-ritorial dispute with Japan. Japan nationalized islands in the East China Sea that are also claimed by China and Taiwan. The move set off violent protests in China and a widespread call to boycott Japanese goods. Toyota, which makes the Prius hybrid, Camry sedan and Lexus luxury models, had planned to sell 1 mil-lion vehicles in China this year. But the company no longer expects to reach that number. It has not given a new target. In September, Toyota’s vehicle sales in China dropped to 44,100 vehicles, from 86,000 a year earlier. In August, Toyota sold 75,280 vehicles in China, down 15 percent from the same month last year. Even if Toyota’s China sales fall short of 1 mil-lion, Nomura Securities Co. auto analyst Masataka Kunugimoto expects them to gradually recover to 900,000 vehicles for the year. “We don’t expect this kind of drop to continue,” he said. “The Chinese mar-ket is still growing.” Still, he sees GM and other non-Japanese manu-facturers getting a sales boost as Chinese buyers avoid Japanese products. Last year, Toyota’s production was hit by the earth-quake and tsunami in north-eastern Japan and then by flooding in Thailand. Its sales were also dented by massive U.S. safety recalls. That combination of prob-lems dropped Toyota to No. 3 in global sales after GM and Volkswagen. VW is closing in on GM after notching big sales gains in the U.S. this year. The maker of the Passat and Jetta cars sold 6.7 million light vehicles from January through September, up 9.7 percent from a year ear-lier. But VW’s challenge could fall short this year because Europe’s weak economy has hurt sales in that region. GM also has problems on its home turf. Sales growth in the U.S. — its biggest market — is lagging. Sales are up 3.4 percent through September, far behind the 15-percent growth for the industry as a whole. ASSOCIATED PRESSThe Toyota sign hangs over a 2007 Yaris sedan on sale on the lot of a Toyota dealership in the southeast Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo. Toyota Motor Corp. widened its worldwide sales lead over General Motors Corp. in the third quar ter. It was also slowed by the effects of the drought that struck the Midwest last sum-mer. The drought cut agriculture stock-piles and reduced the economy’s annual growth rate by nearly a half-point. Once crop supplies return to normal, they will help boost economic growth, analysts noted. The government’s report covers gross domestic product. GDP measures the nation’s total output of goods and services — from restaurant meals and haircuts to airplanes, appliances and highways. It was the government’s first of three estimates of growth for the July-September quarter. And it sketched a picture that’s been familiar all year: The economy is growing at a tepid rate, slowed by high unemployment and corporate anxiety over an unresolved budget crisis and a slowing global economy. It is unclear what effect, if any, Friday’s report might have on the presidential race. Some analysts said they doubted it would sway many undecided voters in battle-ground states. “It’s moving in the right direction, but it’s still an unimpressive number,” says Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. “It’s so close to the election I don’t know how many people are left to influence.” The factors supporting the economy’s growth are shifting. Exports and business investment drove much of the growth after the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009. But those sectors are weak-ening. Consumer spending, meantime, has picked up. And housing is adding to growth after a six-year slump. The number of homes available for sale has fallen since the recession, helping push up prices. That trend has also sup-ported an increase in home construction, though from very low levels. Consumer spending drives nearly 70 percent of economic activity. Businesses have grown more cautious since spring, in part because customer demand has remained modest and exports have declined as the global economy has slowed. Many companies worry that their overseas sales could dampen further if recession spreads throughout Europe and growth slows further in China, India and other developing countries. Businesses also fear the tax increases and government spending cuts that will kick in next year if Congress doesn’t reach a budget deal. Those trends have made companies reluctant to hire or invest in expensive equipment. Since the recovery began more than three years ago, the U.S. economy has grown at the slowest rate of any recovery in the post-World War II period. And econ-omists think growth will remain sluggish at least through the first half of 2013. Some analysts believe the economy will start to pick up in the second half of next year. Economists hope that by then, the tax and spending confrontations that have brought gridlock to Washington should be resolved. neighborhood implementa-tion of BEST projects. Volunteer Florida’s BEST Neighborhoods program is a three-year program con-tingent upon federal fund-ing. Volunteer Florida cre-ated the program last year as one of 19 state commis-sions to receive a Volunteer Generation Fund Grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, which funds the BEST program’s admin-istration and implementa-tion. United Way of Suwannee Valley is a community impact and fundraising organization which, utiliz-ing volunteers on all lev-els, advances the common good by identifying unmet community needs and seeking to alleviate those needs through United Way of Suwannee Valley initia-tives and the funding of 22 affiliated health and human service agencies. N In Mayo the project added a nutrition informa-tion component to the com-munity’s existing back-to-school backpack project. n In Live Oak the project extended the weekend hun-ger backpack distribution program through the sum-mer school program. The weekend hunger backpack program provides food over the weekends to hungry children living with food insecurity. N In Jasper disaster preparedness “to go” kits were assembled by JROTC mem-bers and distributed to com-munity senior citizens as a 9/11 Day of Service proj-ect. In Branford disaster preparedness “to go” kits were assembled by Advent Christian Church members who also delivered them to needy families. This project was kicked off at Branford’s Fourth of July event with a disaster prepared-ness informational booth staffed with the assistance of the Suwannee County Emergency Response Team (CERT). N In White Springs the BEST Neighborhoods initiative added a back-to-school backpack distribu-tion for the benefit of White Springs children participat-ing in the community’s HOPE Project. N The Jennings neighborhood conducted a Flash Flea and Farmers Market to coincide with the farm-ers markets also being held in Jasper and White Springs and to promote visitors to the county’s farmers mar-kets. The goal was to cul-tivate community spirit as well as to provide an event providing local residents an avenue for selling flea mar-ket items and local produce to provide financial savings for participating residents. GDP: Drought another drawback. Continued From Page 1C GRANT: Backpack giveaway supported. Continued From Page 1C ASSOCIATED PRESSAppliances on display at Orville’s Home Appliances s tore in Amherst, N.Y. The government’s snapshot Friday showed the U.S. economy’ for the July-Septe mber quarter grew at a tepid rate, slowed by high unemployment, corporate anxiety over an unresolved budget crisis and a global economic slowdown.Feds probe Fords for stuck throttlesAssociated PressDETROIT — A U.S. government safety agency has opened an investigation into complaints that the throttles can stick on some older-model Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable sedans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in doc-uments posted on its web-site Friday that 50 drivers have complained about the problem in cars from the 2000 through 2003 model years. No crashes have been reported and no one has been hurt, according to the documents. The probe affects an estimated 310,000 cars in the U.S. that have four-valve, 3-liter V-6 Duratec engines. NHTSA says a cruise-con-trol cable collar can fracture at a mounting bracket and cause the throttles to stick open.


By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology WriterNEW YORK — With the launch of Windows 8, peo-ple are about to discover a computing experience unlike anything they’ve seen before. Here’s a guide to getting past some of the hurdles. The main thing to know is that Windows 8 is designed especially for touch-screen computers, to make desktops and laptops work more like tablets. It is Microsoft’s way of address-ing the popularity of tab-lets, namely the iPad. But Windows 8 will work with mouse and keyboard short-cuts, too. It’ll take some getting used to, though. There are two versions of Windows 8, or more pre-cisely, there’s Windows 8 and there’s Windows RT. They look the same, but they run on different pro-cessing chips. Windows 8 runs on standard chips from Intel and AMD and is the version you’d get if you’re upgrading your home desktop or notebook PC. Windows RT is the ver-sion for light, small tablets and laptop-tablet hybrids. Windows 8 will run programs written for older ver-sions of Windows. Windows RT won’t. It’s limited to applications specifically written for it and available through Microsoft’s store. (As a consolation, a ver-sion of Microsoft Office is included free on Windows RT devices). Here are some tips on how to navigate the new Windows: — When you start a Windows 8 machine, you’re greeted with a screen that shows the time and a pretty picture. To get past it with a touch-screen device, swipe upwards with your finger from the bottom edge of the screen. If you have a keyboard, hit any key. — Next, you’ll see a mosaic of Live Tiles, each representing an application. Programs specifically writ-ten for Windows 8 will run in this new environment, which is unofficially nick-named Metro. Each appli-cation fills the screen when you run it. Applications written for older Windows versions will open up in something that looks very much like the old Windows Desktop environment. You can switch back and forth between Metro and the new Desktop, though Microsoft wants people to eventually use only Metro. — The Desktop screen lacks a Start button, so it’s hard to start programs from there. Microsoft’s idea is that users should learn to go to the Metro tiles to start programs or access settings, even if many pro-grams, including some Windows utilities, will open up in Desktop. To get back to the tiled Start screen with a mouse or touchpad, move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the screen, then swipe it down to the “Start” icon that appears. If you have a touch screen, reveal the Start icon by swiping in from the right edge of the screen. — In the Desktop environment, you can glance at the Taskbar to see which Desktop programs are run-ning. If you’re a mouse or touchpad user in Metro and want to see what’s run-ning, you have to know this trick: Move the cursor into the top left corner of the screen, then drag it down along the left edge of the screen. If you have a touch screen, swipe in from the left edge, then quickly swipe back in. — Neither environment will show you programs that are running in the other environment, but if you have a touch screen, swiping in from the left side of the screen lets you jump between open applications. The “Alt-Tab” combination does the same thing with a keyboard, in case you aren’t using a touch screen. — There are two versions of Internet Explorer, one for each environment. A Web page you open in one doesn’t appear in the other, so if you’re trying to find your way back to a page, it helps to remember which browser you were using. — When using Metro on a touch screen, you close a program by first swip-ing your finger down from the top edge of the screen. That shrinks the window. Then you swipe your finger down to the bottom edge of the screen. Don’t stray to the right or left edges of the screen, or the app will end up “docked” in a column along that edge. You can perform the same action with a mouse cursor by clicking and dragging from the top edge of the screen, but using the old “Alt-F4” command is easier. — In the Desktop version of Internet Explorer, you can see at a glance which pages you have open in “tabs.” In Metro, each Web page fills the screen, leaving no room for tabs. To see which other pages are open on a touch-screen computer, you swipe your finger down from the top of the screen to reveal thumb-nails of the other windows. Don’t sweep too far, or you’ll shrink the window instead. If you’re using a mouse in Metro, you right-click anywhere on the screen to reveal the tabs. Of course, this means right-clicking no longer does any of things it can be used for in previous versions of Windows, such as letting you open a link in a new tab. — When Microsoft introduced Windows 95, some people thought it was amusing and coun-terintuitive that the proce-dure for shutting down the computer began with the “Start” button. In Windows 8, that incongruity is gone along with the Start but-ton, but shutting down with a mouse or touchpad isn’t obvious either. Move the cursor into the top right corner of the screen. A menu will pop out. Sweep down to the “Settings” but-ton that appears, and click it. Then click “Power,” then “Shut down.” If you’re on a touch screen, start by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, then tap “Settings.” LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 3C Where do I click, again? A guide to Windows 8 ASSOCIATED PRESSCustomers look at new Microsoft Surface tablet computers Fri day at a Microsoft store in Seattle. Friday was the first day of sales for the new Windows 8 operating system and the company’s new tablet computer, the Sur face. American economy expands at modest 2% paceBy CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON — The latest snapshot of economic growth shows the U.S. recov-ery remains tepid. Growth in the July-September quarter climbed slightly but was still too weak to stir significantly more hiring. The pace of expansion rose to a 2 percent annual rate from 1.3 percent in the April-June quarter, led by more consumer and government spending. Voters who are still undecided about the presidential election aren’t likely to be swayed by Friday’s mixed report from the Commerce Department. “For the average American, I don’t think changes in quarterly GDP” make a big dif-ference in their perception of the economy, said Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center. “It’s certainly good for the president that the number is not bad because that would resonate.” With 11 days until the election, the economy is being kept afloat by a revital-ized consumer and the early stages of a housing recovery. But more than three years after the Great Recession ended, the nation continues to struggle because businesses are reluctant to invest, and slower global growth has cut demand for American exports. Republican nominee Mitt Romney is telling voters that President Barack Obama’s policies have kept the economy from accelerating and have even slowed growth in the past two years. The 1.7 percent annual growth rate for the first nine months of 2012 remains slightly behind last year’s 1.8 percent growth. And both are below 2010’s growth of 2.4 percent. The economy contracted at a 5.3 percent annual rate in the first three months of 2009, just as Obama took office dur-ing the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Obama says his policies stabilized the economy later that year and argues that the stimulus package and auto bailout helped it grow in 2010. The White House points to an economy that’s expanded for 13 straight quarters. Yet this year’s third-quarter growth is slightly below the 2.2 percent average pace since the recession ended in June 2009. The economy’s health is most closely tied to consumers, whose spending drives 70 percent of economic activity. The latest report showed some progress. Consumer spending rose at an annual rate of 2 percent in the July-September quarter, up from 1.5 percent in the previ-ous quarter. And a survey by the University of Michigan released Friday found consumer confidence increased to its highest level in five years this month. That suggests spending may keep growing. Americans spent more on cars, adding nearly 0.2 percentage point to growth. Housing added to growth for the sixth straight quarter. “Those are the sectors that reflect growing consumer confidence and greater lend-ing,” said Joseph Carson, U.S. economist for AllianceBernstein, an asset manage-ment firm. Still, more jobs and better pay are needed to sustain that growth, he added. After-tax, inflation-adjusted income rose at only a 0.8 percent annual rate in the third quarter. That was down from a 3.1 percent rate in the previous quarter. Income includes not only wages but also dividends, rental income and govern-ment or workplace benefits, among other items. With businesses nervous about the economic outlook, hiring isn’t likely to pick up soon. Many companies worry that their overseas sales could decline further if reces-sion spreads throughout Europe and growth slows further in China, India and other developing countries. Businesses also fear the tax increases and govern-ment spending cuts that will kick in next year if Congress doesn’t reach a budget deal. That’s caused them to invest less in new buildings and equipment. Business spend-ing on equipment and software was flat in the July-September quarter, the first quar-ter it didn’t increase since the recession. “Uncertainty at home and abroad is holding back the business sector,” Nigel Gault, an economist at IHS Global Insight, said in an email. “How quickly those uncertain-ties clear up ... will determine how quickly the overall growth rate can pick up.” One big driver of growth was a sharp increase in defense spending, which rose by the most in more than three years. That was likely a one-time boost. Growth was held back by the first drop in exports in more than three years. It was also slowed by the effects of the drought that struck the Midwest last summer. The drought cut agriculture stockpiles and reduced the economy’s annual growth rate by nearly a half-point. In a healthy economy, growth between 2.5 percent and 3 percent is usually suf-ficient to keep the unemployment rate low. But the unemployment rate is 7.8 percent. Growth needs to top 3 percent to generate enough hiring to lower the rate steadily. The government’s report covers gross domestic product, which measures the nation’s total output of goods and services — from restaurant meals and haircuts to airplanes, appliances and highways. Friday’s was the first of three estimates of third-quarter GDP. Analysts were doubtful that the report would sway many undecided voters in battleground states. Since the recovery began more than three years ago, the U.S. economy has grown at the slowest rate of any recovery in the post-World War II period. And econ-omists think growth will remain sluggish at least through the first half of 2013. Some analysts believe the economy will start to pick up in the second half of next year. By then, economists hope the tax and spending confrontations that have brought gridlock to Washington will be resolved. That could encourage businesses to invest and hire. The Federal Reserve’s continued efforts to boost the economy by lowering long-term interest rates may also help by gen-erating more borrowing and spending by consumers and businesses. But the economy is still being slowed by consumers’ efforts to spend less, increase their savings and pay off debts, econo-mists say. And banks remain cautious about lending in the aftermath of the financial crisis. That’s why recoveries after financial crises are usually weak. “There’s just a reality here,” said Paul Edelstein, an economist at IHS Global Insight. “You don’t recover from these types of events as quickly as you’d like.” AP Economics Writers Paul Wiseman and Martin Crutsinger contributed to this report.


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LIFE Sunday, October 28, 2012 Section D I f you are like us, most of your week days are filled to the brim with kids, nieces, grandkids, errands and quick dinners. Often, even weekends are no less hectic. But when we are lucky enough to find ourselves with a lazy Saturday or Sunday with time to spare, we break out some of our favorite comfort food recipes. Now, by comfort food, we’re not talking meatloaf with the fixings or a pot of everyday veggie soup.We’re talking downright decadent, one-pot wonders fit for family and friends. Heck, for that matter, you could serve these dishes up to your finest “company from out-of-town,” and they would swear you were born in the kitchen with a gold-en spoon in your mouth. While these dishes do take some tender loving care, it’s only time really, they are super easy to make, and your bellies will be happy, happy, happy! Based on a recipe found in a fancy Italian cook-ing magazine, the Italian braised beef with onions is Mary Kay’s take on “souped-up” beef stew. This hearty dish goes well with a simple green salad and crusty French bread. Because the recipe only calls for a few cups of red wine (make sure you get a good bottle), you of course shouldn’t let the extra go to waste. Pour a glass and enjoy while you’re watch-ing the pot. Italian Braised Beef with Onions Ingredients:3 lbs. beef cut into 1to 2-inch cubes (I use chuck or blade) cup flour cup olive oil1 garlic clove, peeled (Use 2 cloves if you are feeling brave.) Salt and pepper to taste2 cups hearty red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon works well. I sometimes add a bit more, if addi-tional liquid is needed.) of a 26 oz. container ready-made beef stock (If you have even more time, homemade is great too!) 2 teaspoons tomato paste 1 10 oz. package pearl onions — skins removed (Frozen ones work just as well if you can find them.) 3 tablespoons butter (You have to use the real A new kind of comfort food Story ideas?ContactRobert Lake City Reporter1DLIFE Service recognizedBy LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comThe longest-serving public defender for the Third Judicial Circuit, C. Dennis Roberts, recently was awarded the position’s highest honor. Roberts received the Judge L. Clayton Nance Award during the Florida Public Defender Association’s annual meet-ing. The award is named for Judge L. Clayton Nance, who in 1953 became the first public defender in the state, serving Palm Beach and Broward counties. Roberts said it was an honor to be selected by col-leagues, who mostly work in larger areas. “It’s our top award,” he said. The Third Judicial Circuit is made up of Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties. Roberts was first elected to the Third Circuit Public Defender in 1988 and will retire Dec. 31 after 24 years. “That’s considered a pretty good while,” Roberts said. Though some public defenders have served longer, the majority have served less, he said. Blair Payne, current chief assistant, will serve as the public defender next year. Payne ran unopposed for the position. “I know he’s going to do a great job,” Roberts said. Roberts said he loves the job of public defender, but will take a break next year. “I’m going to sit back for a while and recharge and see where I need to go next,” he said. Roberts said he will stay active in community and civic affairs. The public defender’s office is extremely impor-tant because representation in court, no matter a person’s wealth, is a consti-tutional right, Roberts said. “It’s critical to our system of justice, particularly our criminal system,” he said. Roberts said he was particularly proud that three assistant public defenders, Jimmy Hunt, Herb Ellis and Lee Peters, earned the top award for assistant public defenders during his tenure. Investigator Wayne Nash also earned the top inves-tigator award from the Florida Public Defender Association, Roberts said. Roberts is a graduate of Lake City Community College, Rollins College and the University of Florida. He served overseas as a Marine and retired from the Florida National Guard at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He ran for six terms as public defender and returned to office each time without opposition. He served as president of the Third Judicial Bar Association and the Lake-City Columbia County Bar. Roberts also served as board president for Three Rivers Legal Services and president of the Florida Public Defender Association. He and his wife, Tina, have three children, Dennille, Daniel and Dianna. They also have two grandchildren, Lyla and Deacon. Plant bulbs now for late-winter flowersT emperatures are still warm, but by think-ing ahead and doing a little planting now, you will enjoy a color boost in the cooler winter or spring months ahead. A wide variety of bulbous plants will produce lovely flowers year after year in North Florida. What we often refer to as “bulbous plants” may actually include those plants that grow from corms, tubers, tuberous roots and rhizomes, as well as from true bulbs. These bulbous plants are able to thrive despite unfavorable conditions because of the thickened underground plant parts that store their food. Most bulbs thrive in a sunny location with well-drained soil. Although heavy shade should be avoided, a few bulbs, such as caladiums and amaryllis, prefer some shade. Raised beds filled with soil can be used if your pre-ferred site does not drain properly. Or simply dig a ditch to carry excess water away from the bed to lower ground. When preparing the planting bed, incorporate three to four inches of organic matter, such as peat, compost or aged manure. Proper plant-ing depths for each bulb should be included with the bulb package, or you can find them at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricltural Sciences website, Planting too deep is one of the most common mistakes that lead to plant death or lack of blooms. Covering the planting bed with a couple inches of mulch will help retard weed growth and conserve moisture. Water is especially important while the plant is growing and flowering, so the soil should not be allowed to dry out. Remove faded flowers, but allow healthy green leaves to remain after the bloom period. The plant will continue to produce food to be stored in the underground storage organs. This stored food will enable the plant bloom next year. Some great “bulbs” to plant now in North Florida include callas, amaryllis, cannas, crinum, Louisiana iris and lilies. Some lilies commonly grown in North Florida are the Easter lily, Madonna lily, regal and speciosum lily. General care information, propagation methods and an expanded plant list of suitable species for our area can be found at Gardening information can always be obtained from your county Extension office by calling COURTESYDennis Roberts, public defender for the Third Judicial Ci rcuit, shows off the Judge L. Clayton Nance Award he received at the Florida Public Defender Association’s annual meeting. Roberts has held his position for 24 years and will be retiring Dec. 24. Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Peers honor public defender with top award. Q Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingswoth are Columbia County Residents who love good food and fun. Their column on area restau-rants appears twice monthly. You can contact them at Genie Norman and Mary Kay TASTE BUDDIES COMFORT continued on 2D Retirement: 30-somethings most uneasyBy HOPE YENAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Younger Americans in their late 30s are now the group most likely to doubt they will be financially secure after retirement, a major shift from three years ago when baby boomers nearing retirement age expressed the greatest worry. The survey findings by the Pew Research Center, released Monday, reflect the impact of a weak eco-nomic recovery beginning in 2009 that has shown stock market gains while housing values remain deci-mated. As a whole, retirement worries rose across all age groups — roughly 38 percent of U.S. adults say they are “not too” or “not at all” confident that they will have suf-ficiently sized financial nest eggs, according to the independent research group. That’s up from 25 percent in 2009. But the concerns are increasing the greatest among younger adults approaching middle age, whose equity in their homes represents most of their net worth. About 49 percent of those ages 35-44 said they had little or no confidence that they will have enough money for retirement, more than double the 20 percent share in that age group who said so in 2009. Baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 also reported hav-ing more retirement anxieties than before, but now to a lesser degree compared to their younger counterparts. About 43 percent of Americans ages 45-54 expressed little or no trust in their retirement security, up from 33 percent in 2009. Among Americans ages 55-64, the share expressing little or no confidence was 39 percent, up from 26 percent. Broken down by smaller groups, the Pew analysis found that retire-ment worries peaked among adults in their late 30s; a majority, or 53 percent, of Americans ages 36 to 40 lacked confidence that they will have large enough nest eggs. Just three years ago, it was baby boom-ers ages 51 to 55 who had the most anxiety over whether their income and assets would be sufficient. Richard Morin, a senior editor at Pew who co-authored the report, said the shift in attitudes was some-what surprising. “I think most people would expect those on the cusp of retire-ment — ages 55 to 64 — would be the most concerned about financ-ing their retirement, (so) the find-ing that the peak is now occur-ring among adults roughly 20 years younger is notable,” he said. “Moreover, the wealth data show-ing those approaching or in early middle age had lost the most in the past decade suggests that their concerns are not misplaced.” Morin said that it is hard to predict whether 30-somethings will continue to express the most retirement worries in the years to come, but said it was a “real pos-sibility” given that housing values aren’t expected to fully recover anytime soon. The latest findings come as the presidential campaigns focus most often on retirement issues such as Social Security and Medicare when appealing to older voters. In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has pounded Republican chal-lenger Mitt Romney and his run-ning mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, saying their plan to replace Medicare with vouchers won’t keep up with health care costs. Ryan has sought to reassure seniors by saying that he and Romney won’t alter Medicare for those in or near retirement. An Associated poll in late 2011 also found that concerns about retirement were increasing across all age groups, a reflection of the continuing hard economic times. According to the Pew report, the inflation-adjusted net worth of Americans ages 35 to 44 fell rough-ly 56 percent from 2001 to 2010, the sharpest decline for any age group RETIREMENT continued on 2DAbout 49 percent of those ages 35-44 said they had little or no confidence that they will have enough money for retirement, more than double the 20 percent share in that age group who said so in 2009.


KIM COOK Associated Press One of the most enduring of Halloween icons, candy corn is now over 130 years old. Back in the early 1900s, when the little striped treat was one of a variety of fon dant novelties crafted into shapes like turnips, chest nuts and leaves, workmen had to run buckets of hot, sugary slurry back and forth across molds to make it. Today, companies like Jelly Belly and Brachs pro duce over 35 million pounds of candy corn most of it around Halloween. One of the reasons candy corn has remained so popular is that its a limited edition. This is really the only time of year you can easily get it, and that limited availability makes it attrac tive, says Susan Whiteside, spokeswoman for the National Confectioners Association. Candy corn has become not only a staple of the trickor-treat bowl, but an inspira tion for seasonal decor. Whether youre setting a festive scene or just indulg ing a nostalgic affection, there are lots of ways to use candy corn. You can even make some yourself both edible and non-edible versions. Candy corn kernels have more visual impact en masse than individually. An array of clear lidded jars filled to the brim looks wonderful. Dump a bag or two in the bottom of a hurricane or large vase; add a pillar can dle, Halloween ornament, or twisty branches painted black or gold and youve got a great centerpiece. Womans Day magazine suggests hot-gluing kernels to Styrofoam balls for color ful bowl fillers. (www.wom ) Candy corn topiaries can be made by studding foam or paper cones, add ing stems, and placing in pots. Wreaths made of rows of candy, hung with a black ribbon, look striking. And while youve got the glue out, consider adding a few candy corns to twigs to create candy blossoms. Or, if youre patient, try stringing kernels into a gar land for the mantel or door frame. Making faux candy corn is easy, with a few craft materials in the signature colors of orange, yellow and white. Wool retailer Lion Brand provides free online patterns to crochet stuffed toys and little carry bags. ( ) Get out the paint pots and paint the top and base of orange traffic cones for clever Halloween-night driveway markers. Better Homes & Gardens web site offers instructions to make a door decoration by cutting a foam cone in half lengthwise, painting it and adding dried fall plant mate rial. Spray paint gourds and pumpkins for more entry way decor. ( ) Ready-made decor with the candy corn motif is easy to find; look for string lights (www.lightsforal, votive holders (, throw pillows (www.way and fabric. (www. Finally, if youre up for making your own treats, Food Network star Alton Brown has a recipe online. ( Evoke the idea of candy corn by creating tricolor gelatin or sherbet parfaits, and topping pretzels or cupcakes with tinted icing. Nabisco is selling a limited run of Oreos with candy-corn-colored filling. ( Jamie Lothridge, a mid dle-school teacher and avid baker in Toledo, Ohio, who blogs about her passion at www.mybakingaddiction. com, has already repur posed the Oreos by turning them into truffles. As a recipe developer, new ingredients get my creativity flowing. Ive long been a candy corn fanatic, and autumn is my favorite season, so making a recipe with all my favorite things is kind of a dream come true, she says. 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 2DLIFE Stop by the Lake City Reporter for your complimentary engagement package. Aisle Style Complimentary Engagement Package Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 GeGees Studio 758-2088 Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 Wards Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 Getting creative with candy corn ASSOCIATED PRESS/WOMANS DAY Threaded on a string to make a garland (above) and filling glass hurricane lamps (right) to nestle pillar candles for an interesting tabletop display are just two creative uses for the enduring seasonal candy suggested by Womans Day magazines craft editors. thing. No margarine here, please.) lb button mush rooms, thinly sliced (Any fresh ones will do, just no jarred mushrooms.) 2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley (Flat leaf will do, as well.) Heat olive oil with gar lic in a 3-quart stock pot being careful not to brown the garlic. Dredge beef chunks in flour and add several pieces to the pot to lightly brown, then remove to a plate and continue until all meat chunks have browned. Dont over crowd the pot with each batch. Add all meat chunks back into the pot, season with salt and pepper, add wine, beef stock and tomato paste. Cover, bring to boil and cook over medium-low to low heat for two hours. Youll want to stir occa sionally. The liquid should reduce to a nice, thick sauce, but make sure its not too thick. If you need to add a little more beef stock or wine, thats fine. This recipe isnt like bak ing where everything has to be perfectly measured. Add onions; cook over medium-low heat for another 30 minutes. In the meantime, melt butter in a medium skillet, add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat until you get a nice little brownness to them. Fold in 1 tablespoon parsley, cook one minute. Stir into beef mixture, cook five more minutes. Garnish with remaining chopped parsley. Serve with wide egg noodles. You can also serve over rice but the wide noodles really catch all that yummy goodness. Serves 6-8. Beef Ragu Chiantigaina Another great recipe is Beef Ragu Chiantigaina. Now, we cant exactly pronounce the last part of the recipe title, but we can promise you this definitely NOT Chef Boyardee! Ingredients: Beef Ragu Chiantigaina 2-3 tablespoons good quality olive oil 4 lbs. ground chuck Salt and Pepper, to taste 2 carrots, finely chopped 3 ribs celery, finely chopped 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage* 2 teaspoons dried mar joram* 2-3 cups Chianti (You can also use Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon.) 2 cups canned tomato puree 2 cups low-salt beef broth Unsalted butter, tablespoon per serving 1 lbs. pasta, cooked al dente (Again, we like the wide noodles to catch the sauce.) Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano (* If you dont have these individual spices, an italian spice blend will work just fine.) Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Saut carrot, celery and onion over medium heat until soft and lightly browned, about 10 min utes. Drain most of the grease off. Add ground beef, garlic, rosemary, sage, marjoram and cook to the pot. Cook just enough to lightly brown the meet. Add 1 cups wine and stir. Let the wine reduce until its almost gone. Reduce heat to low. Add tomato puree and simmer 1 to 2 hours. As it cooks, juices will evaporate; add cup beef broth periodically (to total 2 cups), letting it reduce after each addition. After 1 to 2 hours, add remaining wine. Let sim mer a bit. Immediately before serving, whisk table spoon of butter per serving into the sauce; toss with pasta. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Serves 8. COMFORT: Decadent, one-pot meals Continued From Page 1D and more than double the 22 percent rate of decline for boomers ages 55 to 64. Net worth, also referred to as wealth, is the sum of all assets such as a house, car, stocks and 401(k)s, minus the sum of all debts includ ing mortgage, credit card debt, car and tuition loans. In dollars, the median wealth of Americans ages 35 to 44 fell by $56,029 to $43,698 over the past decade. In contrast, those ages 45 to 54 and 55 to 64 lost about $50,000. The median wealth of those 65 and older over the past decade increased slightly the only age group to experience a gain. The 35 to 44 age group has been hit the hardest in terms of wealth because they were the ones most likely to have purchased a home at bubble prices dur ing the housing boom, only to see values shrivel in the housing bust. This younger to middle-aged group also largely stayed out of the stock market from 2001 to 2010 and as a result missed out on the stock run-up that began in 2009, according to Pews analysis of Federal Reserve data. The S&P 500 index peaked above 1,500 in October 2007 but then fell to a closing low of 676.53 in March 2009. It has risen significantly since then, closing above 1,200 in December 2010 and is now back above 1,400. Broken down by educa tion and income, adults hold ing a high school diploma or less were less likely to express confidence in their retirement finances than college graduates, 53 per cent vs. 71 percent. Those with family incomes of less than $50,000 also were less confident compared to those making $100,000 or more, 51 percent vs. 79 percent. The Pew study is based on interviews with 2,508 adults by cell phone or landline from July 16 to 26, as well as an analysis of the Survey of Consumer Finances, which is sponsored by the Federal Reserve. The Pew poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points. RETIREMENT: Falling incomes hurt Continued From Page 1A British army dog joins list of animal war heroes By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON British soldiers and mili tary dogs gathered at a British army barracks Thursday to honor a fallen hero with selfless courage, nerves of steel and four legs. Theo, a bomb-sniffing springer spaniel who died in Afghanistan on the day his soldier partner was killed, was posthu mously honored with the Dickin Medal, Britains highest award for bravery by animals. Theo worked alongside Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, searching for roadside bombs in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold. Tasker, 26, died in a firefight with insurgents in March 2011, and Theo suf fered a fatal seizure hours later. Taskers mother, Jane Duffy, says the pair were inseparable. Shes convinced Theo died of a broken heart. Theyll be watching us, and theyll be so proud, she said. I just wish they were here to get it themselves. Since 1943, the Dickin Medal has recognized gallantry by animals serv ing with the military, police or rescue services. Some of these animal heroes: Theo is the 28th dog to receive the medal, awarded by animal charity PDSA and named for its founder, Maria Dickin. One of the earliest winners was Rip, a mongrel found abandoned in a bomb shelter and adopted by a London air raid warden. He was credited with finding more than 100 people trapped in rubble by German bombs during the 1940 Blitz. Another World War II hero was Rob, a collie who joined British commandos in more than 20 parachute operations behind enemy lines in North Africa and Italy. His medal citation said that his pres ence with these parties saved many of them from discovery and subsequent capture or destruction. Dogs have also been honored for ser vice in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and during terrorist attacks. After the Sept. 11 attacks, Apollo, a New York Police Department German shepherd, received the medal on behalf of all search and rescue dogs at the sites in New York and Washington, for tireless courage in the service of humanity.


Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 3D3DLIFEC umberland Island National Seashore, near St. MaryÂ’s, Ga., just north of the Florida border, celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. A press release issued by the National Park Service gives its view of 40 years of stew-ardship: On Oct. 23, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed Public Law 92-536 creating Cumberland Island National Seashore. This act culminated a long and complex process of obtaining support from various individuals and groups to make GeorgiaÂ’s largest barrier island one of AmericaÂ’s National Parks. Since that time, the National Park Service has methodically moved to establish operations on the island and mainland, preserved natural and cultural resources and provided visitor services to the public. The Cumberland Island National Seashore legislation remains the most important defining document as to how this resource is managed on behalf of the American people. The process of making the island a National Seashore really began in 1962 when Florence, the last surviving child of Thomas and Lucy Carnegie, died. With her death, the trust established by Lucy Carnegie ended allowing lands owned by the Carnegie heirs to be sold. The Carnegie descendants had no one vision for Cumberland Island; some were willing to sell their lands and others wanted to preserve it as a National Park. Those wanting to sell their land did so to coastal developer Charles Fraser, who had already realized development success on Hilton Head Island. Those seeking to preserve the island sought the assistance of Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. With guidance from former Secretary Udall, family members united by Joe Graves created a vision for the island. Congressman Bill Stuckey, who represented southeast coastal Georgia, began the long and delicate process of creating a bill able to pass both the House and Senate. This bill must satisfy all the vari-ous constituencies having an interest in preserving the island. A major obstacle to achieving the goal of a National Park was obtaining the fund-ing for purchase of the land. The Mellon Foundation provided the bulk of the funds to the newly created National Park Foundation, which negotiated acquisition with most of the major landowners. After the billÂ’s enactment, the National Park Service arrived to the island in late 1972. One of the many challenges facing the new staff was the many historic struc-tures on the island. Most were left over from the Gilded Age when the Carnegies and their children lived on the island. Some of the structures were in fair condi-tion but many were in an advanced state of decay. So began a two-decade-long process of stabilizing and rehabilitating structures. Cultural resource specialists determined that some buildings while possessing an exterior that looked to be in good condition, often the foundations or interiors had suffered extensive dam-age and the buildings could not be saved. By far the greatest challenge in saving cultural resources was that of Plum Orchard mansion. The 20,000-plus-square-foot house had been built as a wedding present for George and Margaret Thaw Carnegie in 1898. Although the Georgian Mansion was stabilized it was never fully rehabilitated until the turn of the 21st century. From 2000 through 2006 the National Park Service painstakingly brought back to its former grandeur.Today, Plum Orchard tells the story of those who lived and worked on Cumberland Island in a time long ago. Caring for historic structures did not stop with the restoration of Plum Orchard; currently the park cares for nearly 80 his-toric structures. Nearly 60 of these histor-ic structures have been rehabilitated. In addition to caring for historic structures, the park also cares for over 207,000 artifacts in its collection. That collection was housed on the island in a substan-dard facility until 2000 when it was moved to an approved museum storage facility on the mainland to ensure those objects would be properly cared for. The parkÂ’s 1972 enabling legislation called on the National Park Service to develop a wilderness recommendation to Congress. Acting on that recom-mendation, legislation was passed in 1982 that designated over 8,800 acres of the IslandÂ’s north end as Wilderness. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law. Today, over 9,886 acres are des-ignated as Wilderness on Cumberland Island. In 1972, when the National Park Service assumed the management of Cumberland Island, most of the island was in a natural state. As with many parks, fire was a major concern to managers. A massive fire on the north end of the island in 1981 that burned 1,700 acres steered manag-ers towards a suppression policy for wild land fires on the island. For many years, this was in keeping with national policies towards fire management. However, fire management knowledge has grown and it is now known that many ecosystems need fire to maintain a healthy balance. Another key feature of natural resource management is protecting threatened and endangered species. For Cumberland Island, nesting sea turtles were an impor-tant resource that warranted special attention. For the last 20 years the park staff has worked closely with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to monitor, protect and support the successful nest-ing of sea turtles on the island. Feral animals have also been a concern to park service managers. When the National Park Service staff arrived on Cumberland Island in 1972 three remain-ing forms of livestock (cows, pigs and horses) roamed free on the island. By the 1980Â’s the cows had been removed. Feral hog control has resulted in dramatic reduction of the population. However it is unlikely they will be eradicated. Feral horses have been a greater challenge. Beloved by visitors, they are perhaps the most popular feature to the island, but do have a detrimental effect on the islandÂ’s vegetation. Visitors first began arriving by ferry to Cumberland Island in late 1974. The 1984 General Management Plan limited daily visitation to 300 persons per day. The visitor limit and the remoteness of the island has kept visitation to the island low by National Park Service stan-dards. There were just fewer than 40,000 visitors to the island in 2011. Still, visitors to Cumberland Island enjoy a variety of activities to include swimming, biking, camping, hiking, fishing, observing wild-life and taking in the rich historical sites of the Island. With much of the island designated wilderness, backpacking and primitive camping is also very popular. Nearly every day the park has been in operation the popular Footsteps Walk has been given by the parkÂ’s interpretive rangers. The trip aboard the concession ferry to the seashore can be a relaxing experience for visitors who often get the treat of observing marine life along the way. Recently, the park has set a course for the use of expired reserved estates by developing the Former Reserved Properties Management Plan and finaliz-ing it in July 2012. Another major step for the park was the beginning of the Lands and Legacies Tours. This rugged van trip to the historic sites on the north end of the island was initiated as a result of fed-eral legislation, which required the tours and redefined the wilderness boundaries. In the first year of operation over 3,900 visitors have taken the trip and given the experience high marks. Looking to what the next 40 years will bring to Cumberland Island is impossible to determine. But some important steps are in the works that may reveal how the park will be managed in the near future. The park has begun a new fire manage-ment plan that will seek to bring back fire into the natural environment. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue selected Cumberland Island National Seashore as GeorgiaÂ’s site to be represented on AmericaÂ’s Beautiful National ParkÂ’s Quarter program. The new quarter will be minted in 2018. The park will also develop a new foundation statement that will serve to update the 1984 General Management Plan and guide future planning. Cumberland Island is the largest barrier island off the coast of Georgia, encompassing more than 36,000 acres of maritime forests, salt marsh and beaches. Cumberland National Seashore turns 40 FILEMany historic structures on Cumberland Island were left o ver from the Gilded Age when industrialist Andrew Carne gie and his family lived there. Some of the structures were in fair condition, but man y were in an advanced state of decay. FILEFeral horses, which roam free on the island, below, have been a challenge. Beloved by visitors, they are perhaps the most popular feature to the island, but do have a detrimental effect on the islandÂ’ s vegetation. FILEHistorical features dot the island, such as this memorial to Revolutionary War Gen. Henry Lee, father of Gen. Robert E. Lee.FILESmoke rises from a wildfire on Cumberland Island. Wildfi res are a continuing problem which is being addressed with a new fire management plan.


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DEAR ABBY: What percentage of women’s problems do you think could be avoided if, for the first year after beginning to date someone, they were to use birth control and not marry? Many of the women who write to you seem to be shocked that the men they’re with do not have sterling char-acters. But I have never dated anyone who could hide his true colors longer than six months. I’m sure the same is true of women, too. Much of your advice to these ladies entails seek-ing counseling or an attor-ney, but to the millions of women who haven’t yet made this mistake, how about a shout-out for prevention? The heart is ungovernable, but people do have absolute power to use birth control and avoid rushing into marriage. -SUSAN IN ARIZONA DEAR SUSAN: Sometimes people marry before they really know themselves, let alone their partner. But I’m all for giv-ing that shout-out for pre-vention of unplanned preg-nancies. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 49 percent of the 6.7 million pregnancies each year fall into this category. While some result from careless-ness or mistakes in using birth control, others stem from lack of assertiveness on the part of women because they are economi-cally dependent or lack the self-esteem to insist their partner use a condom. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: I once read in your column a list of physical activities and how many calories are burned while performing each one. You included sexual relations. Would you please list those activities and the calories burned for each? Thanks! -LOOKING TO LOSE DEAR LOOKING: You didn’t see it in my column, but here is the estimated number of calories burned per hour for several types of measured physical activ-ity: slow walking, 115 to 200; dancing, 275 to 350; skating or swimming, 300 to 600; tennis, 350 to 700; gardening, 250 to 300; golfing (18 holes), 150 to 225. There are no reliable figures on the number of calories burned during sex because the amount of exertion varies with the individual. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: With the holidays coming, I’d like to suggest something your readers can do with all the free address labels they will be receiving from charities. Many of my elderly relatives have poor handwrit-ing that has led to unde-liverable mail from them to me. So I started taking those labels and giving them out to my relatives. They now use them to address letters to me. At the time I told them I was sending the labels because they showed my “official address,” the one the post office is most like-ly to recognize. I haven’t had any undelivered mail since, and my relatives like it so much that several have started sending me their labels, too. -E.B. IN HERNDON, VA. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t jump from one thing to another. Choose what needs your utmost attention and complete the task before moving on. Set parameters that will ensure you do what’s right and best for you. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t let little annoy-ances get to you. Festering is a waste of time and will only lead to troubled rela-tionships. Rethink your plans and proceed in a positive direction that will interest everyone you care about and keep mishaps to a minimum. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may not be able to put work aside. If prob-lems are pending profes-sionally, redo your resume and scan online job sites for positions that better suit your needs, skills and goals. ++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Focus on what you can do for others and you will inevitably get more in return. It’s what you offer that will set the stage for your personal encounters with others. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t fight a losing battle. If someone doesn’t agree with you or doesn’t want to do the same things as you, move along. Giving every-one the space needed will help you bypass turmoil that can spin out of con-trol. Do your own thing and enjoy. +++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A short trip will lead to an interesting option you didn’t realize existed. Don’t let anyone stand in your way or pressure you to not follow your own path. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A lack of honesty prevails. Whether it’s you keeping a secret or some-one being evasive regard-ing circumstances, you are best not to make a deci-sion until everything is out in the open. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take care of personal business before you move on to more entertaining pastimes. Greater empha-sis on love and romance late in the day will help to improve the connection you have with someone special or could lead to meeting someone new. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A social gath-ering will lead to an oppor-tunity to improve your status. Interact with people who understand your need for adventure and who share your interests. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Backtrack if you must, but don’t let some-one get away with taking advantage of your hospital-ity. Trying to buy some-one’s favor will end up dis-satisfying, not to mention the emotional, physical and financial losses you will encounter. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Don’t disregard change, especially if some-one is trying to curtail your freedom. Routine may be good for some people, but you need a change in order to feed your curios-ity, creativity and your san-ity. ++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ve got a healthy attitude and some great ideas. Expand your inter-ests and discuss your plans with someone who has something to contribute. 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DEAN FOSDICKAssociated PressCut flower gardens are attractive options for those who don’t like removing the best blooms from their borders and beds for indoor display. The bouquets also open new avenues for creativity along with becoming some-thing personal to share. And perhaps best: The cuttings can grow into a profitable sideline. “Ours is a hobby gone berserk,” said Gail Burr, who with her husband, Steve, operates Everlastings and Time Country Gardens in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. “We always had an interest in gardening so when we retired, we started selling our bouquets and arrangements,” she said. “The Canandaigua (N.Y.) Farmers Market is our pri-mary venue, although we also sell for weddings.” The price of a Burr garden bouquet runs $8 and climbs to around $25 for something larger, like a hos-pital spray. “In my mind, flowers that bring beauty into the home should be affordable.” Burr said. “Typical florist prices are precipitous for many.” The roots of cutting gardens go back to the Victorian era or to wealthy landown-ers who grew flowers for the manor house, said Debra Prinzing, author of “The 50 Mile Bouquet” (St. Lynn’s Press, 2012). “That’s what we think of as cutting gardens,” she said. “One row of sunflowers, one of snapdragons, one row of zinnias. Now, though, we’re looking at adding cutting ingredients to natural gar-dens. There’s enough vari-ety there that you wouldn’t have a bare spot.” Which blooms are best for bouquets? The choices are vast, and include annuals, perennials, bulbs, fruits, vegetables and flowering woody stems. Think lilacs, zinnias, peonies, mums, hydrangeas and sunflowers. Don’t forget roses, dahlias, cattails, succulents, kale, grasses and lilies. Many people have begun planting perennials in their cutting gardens with new genetics that produce tough-er plants, more blooms and longer flowering times, said Anthony Tesselaar, president and co-founder of Tesselaar Plants, in Silvan, Australia. “Once cut, these newer plants come back with even more flowers that grace the garden,” Tesselaar said. Some suggestions for prolonging the beauty of cut botanicals: N Cut the flowers when they’re dew fresh in the morning rather than wilted from the afternoon sun. N Use sharp shears to prevent crushing the stems, which reduces the flow of water to the blooms. N Use a commercial floral preservative to acidify the container water. Homemade formulas include table sugar and bleach. “Adding some lemonade also extends the life of the water,” Tesselaar said. Growing a cutting garden is one thing. Knowing how to create a stunning display with the cut flowers is quite another. Here are some tips: N Use a dominant flower or flowers. Many designers prefer working with uneven numbers, Prinzing said. N Insert a vertical feature, such as a flowering branch or some ornamental grass. N Drape the arrangement with “spillers” (vines, foliage, fruit) that soften its look. Cut flower gardens boost the longstanding tradition of garden-to-garden sharing, Prinzing said. “I have a friend who saves inexpensive glass vases,” she said. “When someone leaves her house, they always leave with a bouquet of roses from her house.” 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 6DLIFE By BETH J. HARPAZAP Travel EditorNEW YORK — It’s a proud achievement for a certain type of traveler, and a worthy goal: Visiting all 50 states. But for those who take the quest seriously, mere-ly crossing the border or changing planes at an air-port doesn’t necessarily give you the right to say you’ve been there. In fact, many 50-staters have a specific litmus test for what counts — eating a meal there, staying the night or spending a cer-tain amount of time. Some even require what one 50-stater called a “National Geographic moment” — a memorable experience like visiting Mount Rushmore in South Dakota or walk-ing down Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. — to cross a state off your list. Others take a more relaxed approach: Cross the border, drive through or put your feet on the ground. At Four Corners Monument, tourists often crouch on the marker where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado intersect so they can be pho-tographed with a hand or foot simultaneously in each of the four states. (I photo-graphed my own children doing this on a road trip one summer.) David Bykowski, 51, of Broken Arrow, Okla., is “on 49 with Alaska to go.” He has just one regret: He spent the night in every state he’s been to except for Maine, where he only had lunch. “I feel that it’s cheating,” he said. Like most people who aspire to see all 50 states, Bykowski didn’t start out traveling with a goal to hit all of them. Instead, he came to it accidentally after realizing he only had a few left. His job in engineering required a lot of travel and “before I knew it, we were taking the kids everywhere and seeing everything. I started count-ing every state we’d seen and figured out I was pretty close.” The sole criterion for counting states toward mem-bership in a group called the All Fifty Club — http://www.allfiftyclub — is “that one should breathe the air and set foot on the ground. Thus driving through the state counts if you get out once, but airport layovers do not,” said club founder Alicia Rovey. But many members have their own standards: “Some do not count it unless they spend the night in that state or visit the state capi-tal. More unique ones are sighting native birds of that state, playing a round of golf, donating blood in each state.” There’s no way of knowing how many people around the country and the world have been to all 50 states; the All Fifty Club has just 80 members. Membership is $10, and associate member-ship is available once you hit 35 states. Robbin Holliday, 57, of Cincinnati visited a lot of states as a kid on family road trips. As an adult, she traveled a lot as vice presi-dent of a TV station group. One day, looking through a collection of postcards she’d sent her grandmother, she realized she’d already been to 45 states. From then on, it was just a matter of crossing off what was left. Her last state was North Dakota, which, along with Alaska and Hawaii, frequent-ly crops up as the final fron-tier for would-be 50-staters. “I joked for five years that I was saving North Dakota for my honeymoon, but I never got married, so I went on my own,” she said. “I went to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It was very interesting. They have wild horses.” Cut flowers yield beauty inside and out ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS Visiting all 50 states is a travel goal for many ABOVE: Bouquets of cut flowers for sale near Langley, Wash., are examples of how blooms from outdoor gardens can be used to spread color and cheer far beyond the backyard. The flowers will last when as long as a week if kept in water. RIGHT: A bouquet next to a rural mailbox is proof that the beauty of blooms need not be reserved for gardens like that in the background or for the dining room table indoors.ASSOCIATED PRESSA boy touches four states at once, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado at Four Corners National Monument. Visiting all 50 states is a popular goal for some travelers, though cr iteria vary as to what “counts” as having been in each one.