By DEREK GILLIAMdgilliam@lakecityreporter.comNearly 13 months after Rajnikant Patel was murdered inside the business he owned, the daughter of the alleged gun-man has been charged in connection with his death. Sheena Marie Grandison, 24, 165 Jacksonville Loop, was arrested at her home Friday on charges of aiding and abet-ting first-degree murder and armed rob-bery. She was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility with no bond. Grandison is the daughter of Ernest Larry Grandison, the man authorities say killed Patel. She is also the wife of James Leonard Johnson, who allegedly ran into the business and snatched the money from underneath the cash register during the robbery. Johnson was arrested in Jacksonville about a month after the April 27, 2012, murder and robbery at the A&M Discount Beverage, 394 E Duval St. Larry Grandison is still at large. Sheena Grandison told investigators she was at Passion for People, a beauty salon about a block east of A&M Discount Beverage, when the robbery occurred. She told them that she was having her hair and nails done. She said she was in the salon for about an hour and 30 minutes when she received a call from Johnson asking her for a ride. According to the affi-davit, Sheena Grandison picked Johnson up at the School Board Administrative Complex on U.S. 90 about half a mile from the store after the robbery occurred. She told investigators she was not inside the A&M Discount Beverage the day of the robbery. Third Circuit State Attorney investigator Ryan Nydam interviewed an employee of Passion for People, who said Sheena CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE High school band concert. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A People.................. 2AOpinion ................ 4AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles .............. 2B, 3BBusiness ................ 1C 88 57 Mostly Sunny WEATHER, 10A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSP APER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Ichetuckneetubing seasonunder way. Florida FolkFestival off and running. SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 138, No. 344 7A 6A 1A YouÂ’re closer than ever to nationally ranked health care for your child.To nd out about all the services at Wolfson ChildrenÂ’s Specialty Center, call 386.758.1811 (option 1). 164 NW Madison Street Â• Historic Downtown Â• Lake City, FL 32055 Â• wolfsonchildrens.org/columbiacounty Murder suspectÂ’s daughter charged S.M. Grandison E.L. Grandison Sheena Marie Grandisonarrested for alleged role in April 2012 fatal robbery. MURDER continued on 6A TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterHonoring sacrificeSheriff Mark Hunter, left, and Lake City Police Department honor guard mem-ber Sgt. Robert Milligan lay a wreath in front of the American Flag in honor of fallen troops during Memorial Day cer-emonies Friday. See story, Page 3A. Seniors march on By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comThroughout the Columbia County School District, 14 percent of third-grade students risk being held back based on the Florida Department of Education FCAT reading scores released Friday. Students can be retained if they scored an Achievement Level 1 on the reading test taken in April. For the mathematics and reading sec-tions of the FCAT, the test is scored on an Achievement Level 1 to Level 5, with Level 3 and above being satisfactory. Third-gradescores here beat state on readingSCORES continued on 7AJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterColumbia High School senior Paolo Gene Balza waves to family members during commencement exercises at CHS on Friday. A total of 416 students graduated from CHS, with more than 380 students walki ng during FridayÂ’s ceremony. See story, more photos, Page 8A. Power knocked out for wide area following crash on State Road 47. Girl dead, 3 injured in wreck By DEREK GILLIAMdgilliam@lakecityreporter.comA young girl died at the scene of a crash at the intersection of State Road 47 and SW King Street at 8:42 p.m. Saturday, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. Sgt. Tracy Hisler-Pace, public affairs officer for FHP Troop B, said a silver car heading east on King Street failed to stop at the stop sign, entered the intersection and collided with a pickup truck carrying three people. Â“The silver car went off (the road) in an northeast direction striking one of the utility poles,Â” Pace said. WRECK continued on 6A
MIAMI Third-grade math and reading scores on Floridas standardized test remained static this school year, with fewer than two-thirds of students demonstrating grade-level proficiency, according to results released Friday by the state Department of Education. The scores show 57 percent of third-grade stu dents performed at grade level in reading on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, up 1 percent from the previous school year. Fifty-eight per cent achieved at or above grade level scores in math, the same as last year. Frankly, I think the flat performance in reading is something we should take special notice to, given our emphasis on reading, Education Commissioner Tony Bennett said. He said the department will drill into the data with districts and come up with improvement plans. He also said he expects implementation of the Common Core standards, a set of uniform bench marks Florida is currently putting in place, to raise scores as well. The results for writ ing showed significant improvement: Fifty-eight percent of students in grades four, eight and 10 scored at a 3.5 or above, the standard used for schools grades. Thats a 4 percent increase over the previous year. Eighty-two percent scored a 3 or higher, the next marking point. The test has undergone a number of changes in recent years, including higher performance stan dards. Judge rejects exhumation TALLAHASSEE A circuit judge is rejecting a request to exhume human remains on the site of a now-defunct Panhandle reform school where an untold number of bodies were buried over a period of 60 years. Judge William Wright, who is based in Jackson County, ruled Friday against the request made by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Her office filed the petition in March on behalf of Dr. Michael Hunter, the appointed medical exam iner for the area. Bondi wanted permis sion to exhume bodies from Boot Hill Cemetery and surrounding areas, where it is believed there may be unmarked graves and unaccounted bodies of boys who died. The school, formally known as the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, was closed in 2011, largely for budget purposes. Wright stated that the case did not meet the threshold needed to grant the order and that researchers affiliated with the University of South Florida did not provide enough information about what physical evidence was likely to be found. Man gets to keep python skin PALMETTO BAY The South Florida man who caught and killed the longest Burmese python ever found in Florida gets to keep the skin. Jason Leon of Palmetto Bay saw a few feet of the snake sticking out of some bushes alongside a rural Miami-Dade County road on May 11. When Leon pulled the snake out into the open, it turned out to be 18 feet 8 inches long. Leon killed the 128pound snake with a knife when it began to wrap around his legs. He reported his find to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Wildlife officials have returned a roughly 18foot-long snakeskin to Leon. The snakes skel eton is being preserved by University of Florida researchers. Leon said that he plans to have the snakeskin preserved so that he can mount it on a wall. Kids left in cars campaign starts FORT LAUDERDALE South Florida officials are partnering with a charity to help reimburse child care providers for installing alarms that alert a driver when a child has been left in the car. The Broward County Board of County Commissioners recently passed an ordinance requiring child care cen ters and family child care homes to install safety alarms in vehicles carry ing six or more passen gers. The ordinance goes into effect July 1. Officials will also unveil a Look Before You Lock billboard campaign next week. 22 dead cats found in home TAMPA A Tampa man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities discovered 22 dead cats at his home. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office reports deputies were exe cuting an eviction at the home of James Hopkins when the cats were discov ered Thursday. Deputies say the cats were stored in two freez ers. Investigators also dis covered more than two dozen live cats at the resi dence. Hopkins allegedly went outside as the evic tion was being conducted and forced 31 cats into four small carriers. He then allegedly hid them in two nearby foreclosed properties and along a wood line. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Celebrity Birthdays Actor Alec McCowen is 88. Sportscaster Brent Musberger is 74. Country musician Gates Nichols (Confederate Railroad) is 69. Rock musician Garry Peterson (Guess Who) is 68. Singer Stevie Nicks is 65. Actress Pam Grier is 64. Actor Philip Michael Thomas is 64. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 64. Actress Margaret Colin is 56. Country singer-songwriter Dave Robbins is 54. Actor Doug Hutchison is 53. Actress Genie Francis is 51. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait is 51. Daily Scripture My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 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: 7-8-28-32 5 Friday: 1-2-10-25-28 Saturday: Afternoon: 9-5-1 Evening: N/A Saturday: Afternoon: 1-2-3-3 Evening: N/A Saturday: 21-24-33-37-43-46 x5 State third-graders FCAT scores static MIAMI BEACH New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has sold his Miami Beach home for $30 million. A-Rods business partner, Jose More, confirmed that the sale closed Friday. Rodriguez bought the 54,000square-foot piece of waterfront land for $7.4 million in 2010. Using his own construction company, Newport Property Construction, he spent another $7.6 million building a near ly-20,000-square-foot mansion. The sale one of the highest ever in Miami-Dade County will earn Rodriguez a $15 million profit. More says Rodriguez decided to sell because the buyer, who More wouldnt name, made A-Rod an offer he simply could not refuse. More says Rodriguez also loves the design process and is already planning to buy another home in South Florida with a little more privacy. A-Rod is recovering from surgery on his left hip. Polanski laments leveling of sexes CANNES, France Roman Polanski says the birth control pill has had a masculinizing effect on women. The director said the pill has changed the place of women in our times, while talking to report ers Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival. He was there to premiere his film Venus in Fur, adapted from the David Ives play. Polanski said the leveling of the sexes is idiotic and lamented that offering flowers to a lady has become indecent. The film stars Polanskis wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Mathieu Amalric as an actress and theater director rehearsing an adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masochs 1870 novella, Venus in Furs. The film plays with gender roles, and features Seigner as a strong, feminine actress who comes to domi nate her director. Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio schools COLUMBUS, Ohio Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the citys South-Western schools. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Perry was drawn to Finland Middle School on Friday after see ing a TV report about teacher Mary Mulvany starting a foundation to raise scholarship money to cover fees. South-Western schools earned national attention when athletics and extra-curricular activities were eliminated after a failed levy in 2009. The ballot request was later approved by voters, and sports, clubs and other activities were res urrected for a fee. Perry says he wants to sponsor as many children as possible and wants part of the money to go toward Finland and some to the foundation. Calif. teen takes supermodel to prom SANTA MONICA, Calif. A Southern California teen turned heads at his prom when he showed up with a Sports Illustrated model as his date. Nina Agdal agreed to step in as Jake Davidsons date Thursday night after he got turned down for prom by supermodel Kate Upton. The Sherman Oaks teen appeared in a YouTube video that was viewed more than 2.5 million times asking Upton to be his date. After Upton declined because of a scheduling conflict, Agdal volun teered to go, saying she never got to attend her own prom. 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By TONY BRITT email@example.com A steady breeze blew through the trees prompt ing Old Glory to stand and wave for a Memorial Day service honoring troops who gave their lives pro tecting and honoring this country. Friday morning the troops that made the ulti mate sacrifice, as well as troops currently serving and other veterans were honored during the 19th annual Catch The Spirit Memorial Day Ceremony. More than 150 people attended the ceremony, which was held on the front lawn of the Lake City VA Medical Center Friday morning. The program allowed attendees an opportunity to remember and pay homage to fallen comrades, family members and others who died fighting for freedom and the American way. Letters commemorat ing the occasion from U.S Senator Marco Rubio and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson were read by their repre sentatives and Lake City vice mayor George Ward read a proclamation for the weekend. Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter served as the events keynote speaker and he gave a brief history of Memorial Day and its significance. Today we remember and honor American sol diers, he said, as he spoke of the loyalty, duty, respect, honor, selfless service, integrity and personal cour age exemplified by many veterans. Hunter called many of the soldiers, Citizen Warriors, who fought for country and left a legacy of freedom, as they taught their children love of coun try, sacrifice and other heroic characteristics. The 20th century has come to be called the American Century, he said, as he described World War II veterans as the greatest generation of the greatest country in the world. Following Hunters remarks, he and Lake City Police Department honor guard member Sgt. Robert Milligan laid a wreath in front of the American Flag in honor of the fallen troops, as Taps was played. Vicky Rosberg, who is from the Tallahassee area, attended the ceremony and was impressed. The ceremony was won derful, she said. Ive never really been to a memorial service before. I think the sheriff gave a good speech, the dedication was done well and the singing was great. Hunter, who served for 30 years in the Florida Army National Guard, said it was an honor to be the keynote speaker at the ceremony. I was very honored they would ask me to be the key note speaker having been a service member myself and a veteran, he said To be able to get up in front of my peers and remember this day like we should because its definitely an honor and we need to continue this tradition. Its important to contin ue the tradition because if you dont learn from your past, youll fall in the future, Hunter continued. Its important because these people that gave their lives for our country, they are the reason we have these freedoms we have in our country. Certainly we need to continue to honor them, honor their families and take care of our veterans. Albert Greene, a Korean War era veteran from the US Army, said he was pleased with the level of participation at the memo rial service. It made me very proud to see the participation, he said. We need more peo ple to be there and more people to realize the sacri fice soldiers have made for them. By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org A woman critically injured in a Thursday morn ing wreck on Interstate 75 was incorrectly identified, FHP said Saturday. Rhonda M. Perry, 33, of Gainesville, was critically injured when the vehicle she was riding in struck a guardrail and she was thrown from the car. Perry was then run over by a vehicle traveling behind the car she was riding in. First responders origi nally attempted to used a photograph to determine the crash victims identi ty, but incorrectly identi fied her as Oqueria Eloise Crumedy of Gainesville. Due to the crash vic tims facial injuries the pho tograph the FHP originally used to make an identifica tion appeared to be correct. However, later that evening and into the next morn ing the person thought to be the passenger came forward and said it wasnt her, said Sgt. Tracy HislerPace, FHP Troop B spokes woman. After further investigation we were able to confirm, through finger printing, that the passenger is Perry. Pace said no additional details regarding Perrys condition were avail able from Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Saturday. Perry was ridiing with Marion Jovan Mayes, 32, of Gainesville, heading north on I-75 when their car struck a guardrail at least twice. Mayes suffered serious injures in the crash. FHP reports said wit nesses reported Mayes was driving in an erratic manner when he apparent ly lost control of the 1997 Toyota Camry and it trav eled into the center median and struck the guardrail. The car then spun coun ter clockwise, striking the guardrail again with its rear, then traveled back onto the highway, where Crumedy was thrown onto the roadway. Charles Turner, who was driving a 2012 Mazda CX9 with three passengers, was unable to avoid Perry and struck her. Mayes vehicle came to rest facing west between the northbound emergen cy lane and inside lane. Turners vehicle came to rest facing east in the outside lane with Perry trapped underneath the vehicle. Emergency responders were able to raise Turners vehicle and extricate Perry. She was flown to Shands in Gainesville. Mayes was taken to the Lake City Medical Center. Neither was wearing a seat belt, FHP said. Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 3A 3A Mr. and Mrs. James Fields would like to announce the marriage of their daughter Sheena Fields to Samuel Daniels. Samuel and Sheena Will Say I Do 6.1.13 Saturday, the rst of June Five oclock in the evening at First Baptist Church 108 West College Ave., Tallahassee, Florida Invites The Community TO A RECEPTION FOR JOHN RICE ARTIST OF THE MONTH MAY 31ST 2013 5:30 PM UNTIL 7:00 PM MEET JOHN AND THE OTHER ARTISTS, WHILE ENJOYING WINE AND CHEESE, ART AND GOOD FELLOWSHIP. John will show a new collection of oil paintings at this reception. John Rice GATEWAY ART GALLERY 461 SW MAIN BLVD. LAKE CITY, FL 32025 (386) 752-5229 GATEWAYARTGALLERY13@GMAIL.COM Lordy, Lordy Rob Summeralls turning 40! Happy Birthday! We love you bunches! Mary & Savannah Suwannee man killed in crash Crash victim misidentified by FHP By TONY BRITT email@example.com SUWANNEE COUNTY A Suwannee County man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning when his pickup truck left the roadway and struck two trees and a ditch embankment. Authorities said alcohol and excessive speed appear to be contributing factors in the crash. Nicholas Lee Prescott, 27, who lived in Suwannee County but had a Lake City mailing address, died in the crash. The wreck occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday on 29th Road in Suwannee County, one mile south of U.S. 90. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Prescott was driving a 1991 Mitsubishi pickup truck heading south on 29th Road (a dirt road). The pickup truck traveled onto the west shoulder of the road, where the right front struck two trees and a ditch embankment, FHP said. Prescott, who was not wearing a seat belt according to FHP, was pronounced dead at the scene by Suwannee County Fire Rescue personnel. War dead honored at VA ceremony From staff reports City and county offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. County schools staff and the administrative employees have the day off. Banks and federal and state offices will also not be open for business. Holiday closings Photos by TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter ABOVE: An unidentified vet eran with the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 772 salutes as Janet White (far right), an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, sings the National Anthem during Fridays Catch the Spirit ceremony at the Lake City VA Medical Center. LEFT: Members of the Richardson Middle School Chorus sing during the Ceremony. More than 150 people attended the event.
On this date:In 1521, Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms (vohrms) because of his religious beliefs and writings. In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges. In 1938, the House Un-American Activities Committee was established by Congress. In 1940, the evacuation of more than 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II. In 1941, the American Flag House, where Betsy Ross once lived, was donated to the city of Philadelphia. In 1942, the U.S. War Department formally established the Armed Forces Radio Service. The Tule Lake Segregation Center for Japanese-American wartime internees opened in northern California. In 1952, representatives of the United States, Britain, France and West Germany signed the Bonn Convention granting conditional sovereignty to, and ending the Allied occupation of, West Germany. In 1960, U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge accused the Soviets of hiding a microphone inside a wood carving of the Great Seal of the United States that had been presented to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. In 1969, the Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. OPINION Sunday, May 26, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Â—Â“Newspapers get things done!Â” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. 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BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org R.I.P, Benjamin DukeForestry ServiceU.S. Department of AgricultureOcean Pond Picnic Areadedicated to the memory ofBenjamin Franklin Duke,Forester on the Osceola andChoctawhatchee National Forests in Florida in 1939 and 1940,who gave his life in theservice of his country onJune 18, 1943, World War II(Plaque at Ocean Pond) W ho, of all American war dead, will you think of tomor-row on Memorial Day? I will think of Benjamin Franklin Duke and the day my unexpected prayer became part of his memorial service. You have probably never heard of Benjamin Duke. I never knew him. He was a young forester who worked in the Osceola National Forest in 1940. When World War II started, he left the Forest Service to join the Army and he was killed in action June 18, 1943, while serving our country. In 1947, the U.S. Forest Service decided to dedicate the brand new Ocean Pond Recreation Area in Benjamin DukeÂ’s memory. The dedication ceremony was set for March, 1947. Five Lake City Boy Scout troops were invited to attend the dedica-tion ceremony and all accepted. I was one of five scouts, one from each troop selected to participate in the formal program. My part was to lead the pledge to the flag. The ceremony was held on the north side of Ocean Pond, and it was there we all gathered outdoors in a large circle on that cool, bright March day. The program began exactly on time. The master of ceremonies looked out over the 100-plus uni-formed scouts and other guests and welcomed them. He then began calling on first one scout to recite the scoutÂ’s oath, then another to say the scoutÂ’s laws, all according to a rehearsed plan. I was scheduled to be next, to lead the pledge to the flag, and I was ready. Nervous but ready. And now, he said, Morris Williams, Troop 87, will lead us.... I was actually looking forward to my part. I would stand tall and say in my clearest voice, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.... But then the emcee finished his sentence, ...in our opening prayer. My mind went blank. I couldnÂ’t believe it! I was not supposed to say a prayer. That was someone else. I was to lead the pledge! All the scouts removed their caps for the prayer. The group fell silent. They waited for the prayer to begin. I waited, too, thinking, hoping the scout designated to pray might begin his prayer even though my name had been called. No such luck. I had to do it. Mentally staggering, I almost began, Dear Lord, I pledge alle-giance to the flag... Then I took a deep breath and began: Dear God, thank you for Benjamin Duke. Thank you for his work in this forest. Thank you for the sacrifice of his life for our coun-try. We hope his family will like this memorial to him. Amen. The caps went back on and the program continued to its conclu-sion. The other scouts returned to their camp sites and their normal routines. But my mind was still reel-ing. I worried about my little prayer. It hadnÂ’t even seemed to me like a real prayer. I yearned for some sign of reassurance. When you are 14 years old, you find lots to worry about. Miserable and depressed, I walked to the truck we came in and climbed into the back. I sat there alone for a long time feeling sorry for myself. The mix-up in the program was bothering me but I realized I was also feeling guilty. I was thinking about me when I should have been thinking about Benjamin Duke. I left the truck and headed toward my scoutmaster, L.O. Collier. I knew I could depend on him to make me feel better. Suddenly I was in her arms and felt her soft kiss, and her tears on my cheek. I am Benjamin DukeÂ’s mother, she whispered. I have felt such a heavy burden since Ben left us. Today, I felt part of that burden lift-ed. Your prayer helped me so much. I will always remember it. Back home a week later I got a letter from her. She thanked me for participating in the dedication ceremony. In part of her letter, she recalled my little prayer almost word for word. ThatÂ’s how I can recall it now. She asked me to write to her from time to time. I never did. Fourteen-year-olds donÂ’t write many letters. I wish I had written her. I never heard from her again. Recently I traveled to the Ocean Pond Recreation Area to see the memorial plaque. It is still there. The plaque reminded me that a young forester gave his life for our country some 60 years ago, and that a grateful country memorialized his supreme sacrifice the best way it knew how. The plaque also reminded me of Ben DukeÂ’s grieving mother and the high price she, and all like her, have paid for giving their sons and daughters for our countryÂ’s free-dom. Rest in peace, Benjamin Duke, and all the Benjamin Dukes of American History. Memorial Day is for you. This column first appeared on May 25, 2003. Q Associated Press HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY A day of thanks LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor:In early January Dr. Tepedino found evidence in my blood work that required further diagnosis. In addition, I developed Â“yellow jaundice.Â” After several MRIÂ’s I was diagnosed with cancer in the bile duct area. I was referred to Dr. Trevino at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Surgery was scheduled for Feb. 19. The surgery was much more complicated than anticipated, as parts of four organs were removed and the wound extended all the way across my stomach. To the amazement of doctors and nurses I progressed faster than anyone could have predicted. I was allowed to go home after 12 days. I got an infection and ended up in the emergency room at Shands. I went into a coma and my survival was in doubt. After two weeks in ICU I was still alive and progressing. Attendants could not believe I survived. After four weeks at Shands I was transferred to Select Specialty Hospital. This was the best move I ever made. The nurses and staff immediately got me up and taught me how to walk again. Can anybody imagine taking two steps, panting and with heart racing? After a week I was walking all over the rehab facility. The nurses took all regulations off my activities and I came and went on my own. My family and friends were unbelievable. So much so, that we put the word out that visitors were allowed on certain days only. My miraculous recovery can be attributed to two things: hundreds of prayers from my church home, Life Christian Fellowship, and oth-ers plus a brilliant doctor who rec-ognized the prayers. My recovery is still under way at home. I have lost 50 pounds and the ability to be stable in my overall movements, and no desire to eat. Thank you Jesus, I know you have a plan for me and I eagerly await your direction. Â“For I know the plans for you,Â” declares the Lord, Â“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Â” Jeremiah 29:11Bill GloverLake City T omorrow is the day we give thanks for those who gave all, that we might live free. Whatever your plans this Memorial Day, take a few minutes to offer a prayer, or at least a moment of silence, for those who sacri-ficed so much. It may seem a pitiful token when viewed in the light of their valor. Collectively, though, it is a strong and solemn reminder that America, more than 300 million strong, will never for-get those who died to keep the dream of freedom alive. It is our duty, and the very least we can do. Morris WilliamsPhone: (386) email@example.com W. Duval St.Lake City, FL 32055 Q Morris Williams is a local historian and long-time Columbia County resi-dent. On my recent battle with cancer4AOPINION
May 26Fellowship DayThe House of Miracles, 846 NW Alma Ave., will have Fellowship Day begin-ning at 11 a.m. The speak-er will be Pastor Marian S. Wright of New Mount Salem Community Church in Columbia City. For mor information, call (386) 755-4028.Usher anniversaryShiloh Missionary Baptist will be having their Usher Anniversary start-ing at 3 p,m. Speaker will be Evangelist Stephanie Myers and Bishop WilsonÂ’s Church Choir will render the selections.Special serviceBethel AME CChurch, 838 SW County Road 242-A, will have its ninth annual Local Government and Law Enforcement Day. Service will start at 10:45 a.m. The speaker will be Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter. For more informa-tion, call Sister Lena Lofton at (386) 754-4694.Memorial Day serviceUnion AME Church on Highway 41 North will have a Memorial Day service at 11a.m. to honor all retired and active duty servicemen and women. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Byers L. Hickman, retired Navy lieutenant command-er. For further information, call (386) 758-9257.May 28Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday 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 diagno-sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384.Support groupAnother Way Inc. provides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or for-mer survivor of domestic violence, call (386) 719-2702 for group location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential.May 29Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 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.Soil testingColumbia County Master Gardners will do free soil pH testing each Wednesday at the Agricultural Extension Office at the County Fairgrounds. Drop off soil samples at the office any week day during business hours. For more informa-tion, call Gayle Rogers at 758-2408.May 30Senior driversAn AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center Reading Room, 628 SE Allison Court. Please bring a sack lunch or request a lunch at the cen-ter. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. A certificate of completion from the course is good for a discount on your automobile insurance premiums for three years. Registration is required. To register, call (352) 333-3036. May 31Summer programThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accept-ing registrations for its summer program. Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 are eli-gible. The program will run from June 5 through Aug. 9 and offers a variety of activities, including sports, games arts and crafts and speial events. Cost is $265 per child. For more infor-mation, call 752-4184.Fish dinnerOur Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5056 SW State Road 47 in Lake City, pre-pares fish dinners every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $6 for two Alaskan pollock filets, corn, baked beans, hush-puppies, cole slaw and tarter sauce. Take out or eat in. Camp registrationRegistration is now open for The Kids Zone sum-mer camp at Lake City Christian Academy. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-14. The program will run June 10 to Aug. 16. We offer morning, after-noon or all-day fun. Join us for a few days, weeks or a whole summer of excite-ment. Every day is packed with physical fun that keeps kids active and working as a team. For more informa-tion or to get in the zone, call (386) 438-7752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. June 1Gospel sing, supperLee Worship Center Church, 471 SE Magnolia Drive in Lee, will have a potluck supper and gospel sing in honor of Pastor Richard B. SaulsÂ’ wife, Sharon Sauls, birthday. Supper will be at 6 p.m. and the gospel sing will start at 7. Those attending should take a covered dish to share. Singers or musi-cians wanting to perform and those with questions, should call Allen or Brenda McCormick at (850) 869-9977 or -9976.FAM FestThe Haven Hospice FAM Fest 2013, Fitness, Art and Music Festival will take place in Wilson Park down-town. Guests are invited to participate in a 5K run/walk, family-friendly art activities and a classic car show. Race check-in and registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.Art receptionThe community is invited to a reception for John Rice, artist of the month, at the Gateway Art Gallery. The reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The gallery is at 461 SW Main Blvd. Meet John and the other gallery artists while enjoying wine and cheese, art and good fellowship.June 1-2Civil War eventFort Clinch State Park at Fernandina Beach will host a Union Garrison event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. This pro-gram will allow visitors to interact with living histo-rians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bus-tling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares and drummer boys bring every part of the Civil War era to life. Fees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee plus $2 per person fort admission. For additional information, contact the park at (904) 277-7274 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.June 2Watertown historyA history of Watertown will be presented by Rick at 2 p.m. in the Columbia County Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. Paul is the great-grandson of the founder of the East Coast Lumber Co. in Watertown. He has spent much time researching the history of Watertown, and his pre-sentation, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will include many never-published photos. Much of his work on the history of Watertown is documented on his website, http://www.watertownflorida.com.June 4Veterans job fairA Hiring Our Heroes job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. Veteran job seekers, active duty mili-tary members, Guard and Reserve members, and mil-itary spouses are welcome. For more information, visit https://hoh.great-job.net/sc/viewEvent.action?id=818211 or email email@example.com.Baby showerThe Lulu Community Center will have a Baby Shower event at 7 p.m. Bring an unwrapped gift. All gifts will go to the Pregnancy Care Center. For more information, call Sue Hansens at 752-2596.June 5FGC eventFlorida Gateway College will host a performance by The Return of Family Values Tour at 6:30 p.m. Performers will include Allison Speer, Dennis Swanberg, the group Sisters and the Rick Webb Family. Order tickets online at www.returnoffamily values.com.Newcomers lunchThe Lake City Newcomers will have a friendship luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Olive Garden restaurant on U.S. 90 West. For more information, call Rose Taylor at 755-2175 or Barbara Test at 754-7227.June 7Youth meetingWatertown C.M. Church will have a Revision Youth meeting at 7 p.m. The speakers will be Anthony and Jennifer Becham. For more information, call Ida Taylor at 438-5047.June 7-8Blueberry festivalThe 20th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival will be today and Saturday. Admission is free. There will be arts and crafts and food vendors, the Country Store selling blueberry pies, cobbler, muffins and more, live entertainment by Herold White and fresh blueber-ries and blueberry plants available for purchase. The Blueberry Bake-off and Tasting Party will be Friday evening. Saturday features the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, the Parade, and the Talent Contest. The winners of the bake-off, parade and talent contest are awarded cash prizes. This event is hosted by the Wellborn Community Association. For more information, call (386) 963-1157 or go online to www.wellborncommunity association.com.Camp registrationRegistration is now open for The Kids Zone sum-mer camp at Lake City Christian Academy. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-14. The program will run June 10 to Aug. 16. We offer morning, after-noon or all-day fun. Join us for a few days, weeks or a whole summer of excite-ment. Every day is packed with physical fun that keeps kids active and working as a team. For more informa-tion or to get in the zone, call (386) 438-7752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.June 8Father-son breakfastB&S Combs Elks Lodge 1599 will have a father and son breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at B&S Combs Elks Lodge, 1688 NE Washington St. Cost is $5. The Rev. Wendell Wallace of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will be the speaker. Contact Brother Carlos Brown for more information at (386) 288-6235. LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 5A5A 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Jim Barr at 754-0424 or by email at email@example.com. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterRotary doles out fundraiser proceedsThe Rotary Club of Lake City this week passed out checks for proceeds from its Cow Chip Bingo fundraiser, which was held March 17. TOP: Rotary Club president Steve Smith presents a ceremonial check for $5,000 to Gloria Spivey who is accepting on behalf of the Columbia County School FoundationÂ’s Backpacks 4 Food pr ogram. CENTER: Columbia County Resources officials accept a donation of $2,291 to help fund the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. Pictured are (from left) Linda Dowli ng, Wanda Jones, Steve Briscoe, Lamar Boozer and Rotary Club president Steve Smith. BOTTOM: Lake City Rotarian John Wheeler (right) presents a ceremonial check to Scott Owe ns, who won $2,500 in the Cow Chip Bingo contest. Lacking a ceremonial check specific ally for Owens, the one from the school donation was used for the photo.
Grandison was not in the Salon when Patel was killed, the affidavit said. She said the store closed at 1:15 p.m. The robbery occurred at 1:30 p.m. Sheena Grandison drove Johnson to Discount Auto Parts next to A&M Discount Beverage less than 10 minutes before the robbery, according to the affidavit. Johnson told investigators she was there to price a starter for him. At 1:22 p.m., Sheena Grandison left the auto parts store and went into the A&M Discount Beverage and bought a lottery ticket, the affida vit said. She left the store at 1:24 p.m. to go to the salon, Johnson said. According to the affida vit, Larry Grandison and Johnson entered A&M Discount Beverage six minutes later. Johnson told investiga tors that Larry Grandison forced him to participate in the robbery. He said they met while walking down U.S. 90, and Larry Grandison showed him a gun and made him accompany him to the store, where they robbed it. Johnson admitted to investigators that he ran in and took the money, the affidavit said. He met Larry Grandison down the street and gave the money to him, then called Sheena Grandison to pick him up, the affidavit said. According to the affida vit, Johnson told investiga tors Larry Grandison shot Patel. He said shooting some one was never part of the plan, and his role was merely to grab the money, the affidavit said. Johnson told investigators the rea son for the robbery was we were strapped for cash, the affidavit said. On May 19, 2012, Johnson and Sheena Grandison were found by FDLE agents in Jacksonville. Lake City Police investigator David Greear and Nydam inter viewed Johnson and Sheena Grandison, the affidavit said. Johnson was then taken into custody. The affidavit said when Nydam walked Sheena Grandison to her vehicle after the interview, he asked her if the gunman in the businesss surveillance footage was her father. Yeah, that was his goofy ass, she responded, according to the affidavit. The affidavit also revealed new information about events leading up to the shooting. At the time of the rob bery, Mr. Patel was laying down in the back room, the affidavit reads. When he heard his wife scream ing, that is when he came from the back room and was shot by Larry Grandison. The victims son, Nirav Patel, told Nydam that his father would work almost all day at the store but would take a nap after his lunch break. According to the affida vit, Johnson was only in the store for 16 seconds. Larry Grandison left five seconds later, after alleg edly shooting Patel. Friday, the FDLE issued a news release that said Grandison may be in the Pensacola area. The release warns citizens not to approach Grandison as he has a history of vio lence. Grandison, 43, is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He sometimes goes by the alias of Pop Man Grandison and may be driving a 2005 white, four-door Toyota with Florida tag number D911NV. He may also drive a 2009 black Nissan Versa, the FDLE release said. Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said capturing Grandison is one of his top priorities after the trial of Richard Franklin. Ruben Howard Thomas III was stabbed to death by Franklin on March 18, 2012, while on duty at Columbia Correctional Institution, prosecutors say. Franklin faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering Thomas. Siegmeister said Franklins trial will begin in June. There are killings and there are killers, Siegmeister said. 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Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM 20 th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival COLUMBIA COUNTY RECREATIONAL DEPARTMENT Limited Availability Contact Nicole Smith (386) 754-7095 www.columbiacountya.com Cost: $225 per child Ages: 7-14 (Age as of Sept. 1, 2013) Camp Dates June 10August 2 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Richardson Community Center 255 NE Coach Anders Lane Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Richardson Community Center 255 NE Coach Anders Lane Camp Includes: Camp Includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Snack Field Trips to: 2013 2013 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY MAY 26, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 Tubing season opens on Ichetucknee MURDER: Daughter of suspect charged Continued From Page 1A By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org FORT WHITE They came from every direction. Tubers. Some had tubes tied to the roof of the car, others with tubes sticking out of their vehicles rear hatches and there were some with tubes in the beds of their pickup trucks. All the tubers were headed for the same destination the Ichetucknee Springs State Park, so they could be on the river for the first day of tubing season. The first day of tubing sea son went extremely well, said Mabane Cory-Ogden, park man ager. We had beautiful weather, good crowds and the staff is get ting back into the groove. Park officials said they were off to a slow start with a cold front that dropped temperatures. The north entrance of the park was not expected to reach its 750-person limit until after lunch time. The midpoint of the river has a 2,250-person limit but there is no limit at the Dampiers Landing site. The Ichetucknee River offers tubers an opportunity to sit, lie or recline in tubes as they travel three miles down the river. The float normally takes three to three and a half hours. There were several people pic nicking, hiking and swimming in the head spring at the park. Ogden, who is in her first year as park manager, said the tubing season will last from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. She said she was pleased with the efforts of her staff during the opening week end, but noted the park could use assistance from volunteers. Anytime youre opening up for a season and you have a staff that is extremely well trained and everything is going like clock work (and) the visitors are smil ing and theyre happy then thats a good day, Ogden said. Lisa Linnane, of Orange Park, took a break from tubing to enjoy a picnic with her daughter in the parks south parking lot. We love coming here. Weve been here before, and its always a lot of fun for the family and we like to come. We come every year, she said. Linnane said she and her fam ily visit the park a couple of times each year, but they wanted to be sure to visit the park on the opening day of tubing season. Its the first day when the water feels warm enough to go in and swim, she said. My daughter and I were saying this is the first time weve been swim ming since the end of last sum mer. Its the first swimming day. We wouldnt miss it. Tom Walker was with a group of people from the Orlando area, enjoying the opening of tubing season. There was an article in the local newspaper about it, and we decided to come up here, he said, noting it was the first time hes visited the park. The park is fantastic. We love it. The weather is beautiful, the area is nice and we really like it. TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter A line of tubers prepares to get on the tram after floating to the midpoint of the Ichetucknee River on Saturday. WRECK: Girl killed Continued From Page 1A ... The truck overturned, pinning one of the occu pants under the truck. The woman who was driving the truck was air lifted to Shands at UF and a boy was taken to that hospital by ground. A girl riding in the truck died at the scene, Pace said. The girl was thrown out of the truck, and the truck rolled on top of her, Pace said. She said the girl was believed to be 12 to 14 years old. The driver of the sil ver car, the only occupant, was airlifted to Shands at UF. Pace said FHP officials were still conducting the investigation, and more information would be available at a later date. As of press time, names had not been released. The power pole was broken at the base and the lines crashed to the ground causing small fires, witnesses said. All of Southwood Acres Subdivision and the Walter Road area lost power for about an hour.
By AMANDA WILLIAMSON email@example.com For Michael Kes Faulk, build ings become canvases and a can of spray paint is his brush. Jacksonville-based Faulk is the first graffiti artist to be a part of the program at the 61st Annual Florida Folk Festival, held at the Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs this weekend. Part of the hip hop community called Duval, he hopes to shed light on graffiti as an authentic, legal art form. People either love it or they hate it, he said, but it always has an impact. Hopefully with stuff like the [folk festival], people will become more open-minded, he said. People tend to think its gangrelated, but its really not. The festival started on Friday, and continues until today at 10 p.m. with the festival finale. It fea tures 600 performances spread across 15 stages of entertain ment, and was expected to attract 20,000 visitors over the three days. Adults pay $30 at the gate for a day ticket, while children 6 years old and younger are free. Melissa Hargrove, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of North Florida, started working with the Duval culture in 2010, including folklife presenter Mal Jones. She believes the inclusion of hip hop at the folk festival is one of the most important endeavors shes been involved with. As an anthropologist, I say its about time, she said. Nothing rivals hip hop as an exemplar of folk culture. ... People think Lil Wayne is hip hop. It absolutely is not. Hip hop rose out of the streets of the South Bronx of New York City and is characterized by four distinct elements: break danc ing, rap music, turn-tablism and graffiti art. Deltona resident Bob Todd approached Faulk after his nar rative at the festival, interested in the technical aspects of graf fiti. But he walked away with a respect for the misunderstood art. Its different, he said. Its nice to have a venue like the folk festival where you can go up to the artist one-on-one. The word graffiti has a negative connotation to it, but its an art form. Its not someone just wav ing a spraycan around. Theres thought behind it, and theres talent. Since the festivals beginning in 1953, it has honored Floridas land, people and diverse cultur al heritage. Held annually on Memorial Day weekend, the festival allows people to experi ence the music, food and crafts of Floridas history. The folklife area, where Faulk and Mal Jones performed their narrative, high lighted the lower St. Johns River Basin this year. Part of Viva! Florida 500, a statewide initiative to showcase Floridas unique heritage, the folklife area and the Lower St. Johns River Basin reflect the diverse currents that contribute to the social, cultural and eco nomic development of modernday Florida, according to a news release from Stephen Foster State Park. One of the countrys heritage rivers, the St. Johns attracts varied cultures to its shores Jacksonvilles urban environ ment and the legacy of African American music; shrimpers and fishermen from the fading St. Johns commercial fishing indus try; and the immigrant farm workers from the ferneries in Putnam and Volusia counties. Indian River native Ben Prestage performed Friday on the parks original stage, the Old Marble Stage. The stage is part of the one-mile loop where the festival takes place, along with the Jam Tent, the Under the Oaks Stage, the Heritage Stage, the Amphitheater, the Seminole Camp and the Song and Story area. A one-man band, Prestage plays a variety of instruments including the diddley bow, a John Lowe creation that consists of a bass string and three guitar strings. I love the Folk Festival, he said. Its the best festival going. The festival mixes a little bit of everything folk music, dance, folk crafts and more, he said. Craft demonstrator Willy the Losen is spending the weekend at the folk festival creating an original log cabin. He started by hewing the logs and creating his own thatching from palm fronds. During his work, he uses tools created by Ben Rogers, a black smith who also is at the festival. Its the way a village would be, he said. Everyone pro vides, and you dont have to go work for The Man. I need this tool, but Im not a skilled black smith. I can go talk to my friend the blacksmith, and ask him to make what I need. Within Columbia County, Columbia City Elementary third-graders and Westside Elementary third-grad ers scored highest on the reading portion of the test. Columbia City passed 70 percent of its third-grade students with a Level 3 or higher, and Westside passed 75 percent of its stu dents. Both only had seven percent score at Level 1. Melrose Park Elementary, Summers Elementary, Niblack Elementary and Shining Star Academy of the Arts all had 20 percent or high er score at Achievement Level 1, and risk being held back. The percentages of students who may face retention are 20 percent at Melrose Park, 21 percent at Summers, 22 percent at Niblack and 28 percent at Shining Star. At Shining Star, 25 stu dents took the third-grade reading assessment test, and seven students scored a Level 1. This is Shining Stars first year as a charter school. It had the highest rate of stu dents in the county earn Level 1 achievements, the lowest score in FCAT test ing, said Kitty McElhaney, director of curriculum, assessment and account ability for the county school district. This is new territory for us with charter schools, she said. The superinten dent was alarmed by the results there. ... It is a con cern. However, Shining Star principal Tony Buzzella said he expected the results. After an assess ment taken at the begin ning of the school year, he learned that half the stu dents enrolled in the school read below grade level. The FCAT scores reflect on the schools the students came from, he said. Many of the parents sent their children to us because they werent doing well in their old school, he said. I consider this a base line year. Well take them from this year and move forward. Statewide, 57 percent of students earned an Achievement Level 3 or higher in reading, and 18 percent risk being held back. In mathematics, 58 percent of students state wide earned a Level 3 or higher. In the Columbia County School District, 60 percent of students passed the FCAT in reading and math with a Level 3 or higher, the same figure as 2012. Also released on Friday were third-grade mathemat ics scores as well as fourthgrade, eighth-grade and 10th-grade writing scores, though none of those car ries the same weight as third-grade reading scores. Students cannot be held back for poor math or writ ing scores. Sixty percent of Columbia County third-graders scored at Level 3 or higher in math, compared to 58 percent for the state. Throughout the district, the percentage of thirdgraders scoring at Level 3 and above ranged from 78 percent at Pinemount Elementary to 24 percent at Shining Star. In 2012, 59 percent of county third-graders scored at Level 3 or higher in math. In fourth-grade writing, 52 percent of county stu dents scored at Level 3.5 or above, compared to 57 percent for the state. Among district elementa ry schools, Niblack had 66 percent of students at Level 3.5 or above while Shining Star had 15 percent. The 2012 figure for Columbia County fourthgraders was 53 percent. In eighth-grade writing, 31 percent of Columbia County students scored at Level 3.5 or above. Statewide, 54 percent of eighth-graders scored at that level. Lake City Middle School had 36 per cent, Fort White Middle School had 35 percent and Richardson Middle School, 19 percent. Fifty percent of county eighth-graders scored 3.5 or higher in 2012. In 10th-grade writing, 37 percent of county stu dents scored 3.5 or higher, compared to 62 percent statewide. Forty percent of Fort White High 10th-grad ers scored at that level, compared to 36 percent at Columbia High. In 2012, 50 percent of county 10th-graders scored 3.5 or higher. From staff reports Sandi Patty, one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time, will be the keynote speak er and guest singer at the Pregnancy Care Centers fourth annual fundraising banquet. The banquet will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the atrium of Christ Centeral Ministries, 359 SE Dyal Ave. Pattys program will begin at 8:45 p.m. in the church auditorium. The auditorium doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for those not attending the banquet. Patty has won five Grammys, 40 Dove awards and numerous other recording awards. There is no charge for the event. There will be an appeal for donations dur ing the program. Banquet seats are filled, but there are still tickets available for the program. For tickets, call (386) 7588622 or email judywelch firstname.lastname@example.org. 7A .............................................................................................. ................ ONE 7:00 AM 8:15 AM 9:00 AM 1200 N. Saint Augustine Rd., #A 2469 W. US Hwy. 90 6003 W. Newberry Rd. See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Valid ID required. Management reserves all rights. Offers are non-negotiable, non-transferable and must be redeemed in person at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Offer is for the slot and gaming machine of your choice, not valid for live Poker or Table Games. No cash value. 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SCORES: FCAT results mixed locally Continued From Page 1A COURTESY Singer Sandi Patty.
By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comTaylor Thompson, like the hundreds of students surround-ing her at the Columbia High School graduation Friday night, felt a mix of sadness, excitement and nervousness. Her high school years are over. Friends will go separate ways. She will leave behind one chapter to start the next at the University of North Florida. Â“I donÂ’t think it really hit me until everybody was walking out, the class song started playing and I realized I would never have these people around me again,Â” she said. Â“ItÂ’s sad, but itÂ’s the beginning of everything else. The 124th CHS Commencement Ceremony start-ed at 7:30 p.m. Friday with the 388 graduating students funnel-ing into Tiger Stadium. Â“ItÂ’s just really a great class,Â” said Terry Huddleston, Columbia County superintendent of schools. Â“WeÂ’re just so excited about their future, and the legacy they will provide for themselves and for Columbia High School.Â” Co-valedictorians Holly Wheeler and Zachary Durkin addressed the audience dur-ing the ceremony, along with members of student govern-ment, including Parliamentarian Octavious Buiey, Class Secretary Hannah Roberts, Class Historian Jesse Stokes, Class Treasurer Stephanie Harris, Student Government President Carter Jackson and Student Government Secretary Hayley Lewis. Aside from the valedictorians, Columbia High School Principal Todd Widergren also recognized salutatorian Andrew Johnson and Brittany Milito for maintaining 4.0 grade-point averages through-out their careers at CHS. Â“Today is not about you,Â” Durkin said. Â“Today is about the beginning of something far more important: your legacy. ... Our legacy isnÂ’t how much money we acquire, what college we attend, what car we drive. Our legacy is how much of an impact we make in the lives of others. Make an impact.Â” During the ceremony, Thompson introduced Wheeler, her best friend and fellow future student of the University of North Florida. Like most of her class, Wheeler said she was surprised graduation day had arrived so quickly. Â“Tonight, we are finishing the path we started 13 years ago,Â” Wheeler said. Â“I always knew looking back on the years would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.Â” For the most part, it seemed tears were shed over friendships that in the days to come will be separated by different colleges, career paths or cities. What wouldnÂ’t be missed were the homework assignments, the schoolwork and the textbooks, said Haley Guerry. Guerry cele-brated the end of her high school career on the field with her par-ents after the ceremony. She said she was relieved for it to be over, but plans to start the nurs-ing program at Florida Gateway College. ThompsonÂ’s mom, Lanette Strosser, said she was over-whelmed with pride at her daugh-terÂ’s accomplishment. Â“I canÂ’t believe it,Â” said Strosser. Â“It seems like a dream. I just took her to kindergarten.Â” Many mothers responded the same way, including Drew ClarkÂ’s mom, Gwen Banks; Carter JacksonÂ’s mom, Vanessa Jackson; and Shelby CampÂ’s mother, Janice Camp. Â“As this ceremony closes,Â” said Senior Class President Danielle Mathis during the benediction, Â“think back on your years at Columbia High and all that you have learned and experienced. May you cherish the memories you made and never lose that Tiger pride. Congratulations Class of 2013. We made it!Â” Caps catapulted into the air, a mixture of purple and silver dot-ting the night sky. 8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 Columbia High School graduates Class of 2013Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKERLake City Reporter Columbia County School Board members Dana Glenn Brad y and vice chairman Keith Hudson congratulate Octavious Buiey Jr. as he is awarded a med al. Buiey graduated with High Honors and as a member of the Hall of Fame. Friends and family members attempt to shield their faces fro m the sun while they wait for the Columbia High School Class of 2013 Commencement Cerem ony to begin Friday. Co-valedictorian Holly Wheeler (right) gets a hug from her best friend and student government treasurer Taylor Thompson after Thompson introduced W heeler on Friday. Marquis Brinson throws his arms up triumphantly after ge tting his diploma Friday. Usher J.T. Bradley assists Ashleigh Bridges as she lea ves the stage after receiving receiving her diplomaJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterColumbia County School Board member Linard Johnson s hakes hand with Columbia High student Kyle Daniels during the Commencement Ceremony on Friday. 388 seniors receive diplomas during 124th commencem ent ceremonies Friday
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By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comChris Coleman has taken over as football coach at Richardson Middle School, and he can serve as the definition of desire. Coleman was homeschooled when he went out for Columbia High football as a junior. He played football for the Tigers for two years and also played baseball. After finishing high school in 2004, Coleman went to Santa Fe College and moved on to the University of Florida after two years. Â“I was always active in intramurals at Santa Fe, then I transferred to Florida and walked on to play football,Â” Coleman said. Â“Three short years later and here I am.Â” Coleman played tight end in high school and college and has coached the offensive line for CHS for three years, the last two under head coach Brian Allen. Allen tapped Coleman to take over the Wolves this spring. Â“Coach Allen talked to me and said we need to get both (middle) schools working on the same kind of system and the same play calling,Â” Coleman said. Â“We are making it easier for them here; they can get the hard terminology up there.Â” Because of lack of players the Wolves had to scrimmage without wide-outs on Wednesday, but the spring numbers are not bad. Â“We have 32 on the roster, but some are in and out and adjusting to middle school stuff,Â” Coleman said. Â“We have a bunch of athletes who have bought into it. We have a decent weight room and I plan on using it every day. We are preaching a message of showing up and working hard.Â” While the football By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comThe Falcons of Lake City Middle School enter their second spring under head coach Richard Keen and already the effects are making ripples at the high school level. Keen has had the assistance of Columbia High head coach Brian Allen and the coaching staff as the next crop of Tigers continue to grow in their football knowledge. Â“The guys that left last year have the basic knowl-edge of the schemes being put in place by coach Allen and coach (Mitch) Shoup,Â” Keen said. Â“TheyÂ’re learn-ing the basic terminology and itÂ’s a big help to their program.TheyÂ’re not having to take the time to learn cer-tain things theyÂ’ve already learned from us, whether they move up to the junior varsity or varsity.Â” The goal of the Falcons is to prepare future Tigers, according to the head coach. Â“The ultimate goal is to teach the base offense and defense,Â” Keen said. Â“We want to put the players and the coaches ahead.Â” Keen said having varsity staff out during the spring is a big help in achieving that goal. Â“We learn something new every day,Â” Keen said. Â“TheyÂ’re adding something new from their schemes from year to year and weÂ’re learning it, too. ItÂ’s a big help to us and the kids to have them out. The kids respond well to their coach-ing. They want to play hard for coach Allen.Â” Allen also sees the benefit of working with the future Tigers early. Â“It is a tremendous help in the development of our players,Â” Allen said. Â“TheyÂ’re way ahead in the aspect that they already are reacting and not thinking. They understand our calls. IÂ’m extremely pleased with the work theyÂ’ve put in.Â” Allen said heÂ’s noticed the difference in his own practices from players moving up last year. Â“You look at guys like Derontae Jordan and Don Robinson,Â” Allen said. Â“They donÂ’t come in like theyÂ’re stuck in the mud. TheyÂ’re ready to go. ThereÂ’s not a mental obstacle. TheyÂ’re doing a real good job of developing players.Â” Before putting in the system at the middle school, Allen said it could some-times take an entire year of coaching for players to catch up. Â“Before, they had no clue and youÂ’re talking about waiting for them to be sophomores to develop,Â” Allen said. Â“You can see the difference with them implementing the system. ItÂ’s really going to help in the years that we donÂ’t have 23 seniors or 12 guys signing scholarships. WeÂ’re going to have to have these guys that are ready to go in order to stay strong in years that we donÂ’t have those fourand five-star athletes. WeÂ’ll have to beat teams with schemes that are technically better than us on paper.Â” This yearÂ’s Falcons will have a lot of time to develop for the Tigers, as Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, May 26, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com 1BSPORTS WOLVES continued on 4B FALCONS continued on 4B The future of footballLake City, Richardson middle schools prepare player s JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterRichardson Middle School defensive linemen go over d rills under the direction of coach Al Nelson on Wednes day.JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High coach Quinton Callum works with Falcon p layers during a drill on Wednesday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLake City Middle SchoolÂ’s Wesley Maxwell makes a catc h during football practice on Wednesday.JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterRichardson Middle School quarterback Cody Collins ha nds the ball off to Nathan Williams during practice on Wednesday.
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. NBC Â— Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix Noon ABC Â— IRL, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500 6 p.m. FOX Â— NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600, at Concord, N.C. COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 Â— Atlantic Coast Conference, championship, at Durham, N.C. 2 p.m. FSN Â— Big 12 Conference, championship, at Oklahoma City 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 Â— Southeastern Conference, championship, at Hoover, Ala. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon ESPN Â— NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, UAB at Florida 3 p.m. ESPN Â— NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, UAB vs. Florida (if necessary) 5 p.m. ESPN Â— NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, Kentucky at Arizona St. 8 p.m. ESPN2 Â— Kentucky at Arizona St. (if necessary) GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC Â— European PGA Tour, PGA Championship, final round, at Surrey, England 1 p.m. TGC Â— PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, final round, at Fort Worth, Texas 3 p.m. CBS Â— PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, final round, at Fort Worth, Texas NBC Â— PGA of America, Senior PGA Championship, final round, at St. Louis TGC Â— LPGA, Bahamas Classic, final round, at Paradise Island, Bahamas MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. TBS Â— N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 2 p.m. WGN Â— Miami at Chicago White Sox 8 p.m. ESPN Â— Atlanta at N.Y. Mets NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. TNT Â— Playoffs, conference finals, game 3, Miami at Indiana NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN Â— Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 6, Los Angeles at San Jose SOCCER 3:30 p.m. NBCSN Â— MLS, Houston at Kansas City 11 p.m. ESPN2 Â— MLS, Seattle at Los Angeles TENNIS Noon NBC Â— French Open, first round, at Paris Â—Â—Â— Monday MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Â— Regional coverage, Baltimore at Washington or Pittsburgh at Detroit 7 p.m. MLB Â— Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets or Philadelphia at Boston WGN Â— Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox MENÂ’S COLLEGE LACROSSE 1 p.m. ESPN Â— NCAA, Division I playoffs, championship, Duke vs. Syracuse, at Philadelphia NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN Â— Playoffs, conference finals, game 4, San Antonio at Memphis NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN Â— Playoffs, conference semifinals, Chicago at Detroit (if necessary) WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 Â— Washington at Tulsa 5 p.m. ESPN2 Â— Chicago at Phoenix TENNIS 5 a.m. ESPN2 Â— French Open, first round, at ParisBASKETBALLNBA playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS Friday Indiana 97, Miami 93, series tied 1-1 Saturday San Antonio at Memphis (n) Today Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Monday San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. WNBA schedule FridayÂ’s Game Indiana 79, San Antonio 64 SaturdayÂ’s Games Tulsa at Atlanta (n)New York at Connecticut (n) TodayÂ’s Game Seattle at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB New York 30 18 .625 Â— Boston 30 20 .600 1 Baltimore 27 22 .551 3 12 Tampa Bay 24 24 .500 6 Toronto 20 29 .408 10 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 27 20 .574 Â— Cleveland 27 21 .563 12 Chicago 22 24 .478 4 12 Kansas City 21 25 .457 5 12 Minnesota 19 27 .413 7 12 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 31 17 .646 Â— Oakland 26 23 .531 5 12 Los Angeles 22 27 .449 9 12 Seattle 20 28 .417 11 Houston 14 34 .292 17 SaturdayÂ’s Games Baltimore 6, Toronto 5Boston 7, Cleveland 4L.A. Angels 7, Kansas City 0Minnesota 3, Detroit 2N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3, 11 inningsMiami at Chicago White Sox (n)Oakland at Houston (n)Texas at Seattle (n) TodayÂ’s Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 2-2) at Toronto (Jenkins 1-0), 1:07 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 6-0), 1:08 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 3-3) at Boston (Doubront 3-2), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-3) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 5-2), 1:40 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 3-1) at Kansas City (W.Davis 3-3), 2:10 p.m. Miami (Sanabia 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Colon 4-2) at Houston (Keuchel 1-1), 2:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 3-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 5-1), 4:10 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 29 18 .617 Â— Washington 25 23 .521 4 12 Philadelphia 23 25 .479 6 12 New York 17 28 .378 11 Miami 13 35 .271 16 12 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 31 16 .660 Â— Cincinnati 31 18 .633 1 Pittsburgh 30 19 .612 2 Milwaukee 19 28 .404 12Chicago 18 30 .375 13 12 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 27 21 .563 Â— Colorado 27 22 .551 12 San Francisco 27 22 .551 12 San Diego 21 26 .447 5 12 Los Angeles 19 27 .413 7 SaturdayÂ’s Games San Francisco 6, Colorado 5, 10 innings Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 2Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5, 10 innings, comp. of susp. game Atlanta at N.Y. Mets (n)Miami at Chicago White Sox (n)Philadelphia at Washington (n)St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers (n)San Diego at Arizona (n) TodayÂ’s Games Chicago Cubs (Garza 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 2-0), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 1-7) at Washington (Strasburg 2-5), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Sanabia 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 5-2) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-4), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (Garland 3-5) at San Francisco (M.Cain 3-2), 4:05 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 6-2) at Arizona (Corbin 7-0), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 5-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-2), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-5), 8:05 p.m.Interleague schedule MondayÂ’s Games Baltimore (Hammel 6-2) at Washington (Strasburg 2-5), 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 3-0) at Detroit (Verlander 5-4), 1:08 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 3-3) at Cincinnati (Leake 4-2), 1:10 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 3-3) at Houston (B.Norris 4-4), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 4-4) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 3-5), 2:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 6-3) at Kansas City (Shields 2-5), 2:10 p.m. Miami (Fernandez 2-2) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Texas (Darvish 7-2) at Arizona (Kennedy 2-3), 3:40 p.m., 1st game San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-2) at Oakland (Straily 2-2), 4:05 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 3-5) at Seattle (Harang 1-5), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 4-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 1-3), 7:07 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-6) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-1), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 2-3) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-5), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Cloyd 1-0) at Boston (Buchholz 7-0), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Wolf 1-0) at Arizona (Cahill 3-5), 9:40 p.m., 2nd game SOFTBALLSuper regionals (Best of 3; x-if necessary) Thursday Washington 2, Missouri 1, 8 innings Friday Oklahoma 10, Texas A&M 2Washington 1, Missouri 0, Washington advances Michigan 4, La.-Lafayette 3, 8 inningsTennessee 3, Alabama 2 Saturday Florida 4, UAB 3La.-Lafayette 5, Michigan 0Michigan 2, La.-Lafayette 1, Michigan advances Oklahoma 8, Texas A&M 0, Oklahoma advances Tennessee 5, Alabama 3, Tennessee advances Florida State vs. Texas (n)Nebraska vs. Oregon (n)Kentucky vs. Arizona State (n) Today Florida vs. UAB, Noonx-UAB vs. Florida, 3 p.m.Texas vs. Florida State, 3 p.m.x-Florida State vs. Texas, 6 p.m.Oregon vs. Nebraska, 3 p.m.x-Oregon vs. Nebraska, 6 p.m.Arizona State vs. Kentucky, 5 p.m.x-Arizona State vs. Kentucky, 8 p.m.TENNISFrench Open seeds At Stade Roland GarrosParis Today-June 9 Men 1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia2. Roger Federer, Switzerland3. Rafael Nadal, Spain4. David Ferrer, Spain5. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France7. Richard Gasquet, France8. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia9. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland10. Marin Cilic, Croatia11. Nicolas Almagro, Spain12. Tommy Haas, Germany13. Kei Nishikori, Japan14. Milos Raonic, Canada15. Gilles Simon, France16. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany17. Juan Monaco, Argentina18. Sam Querrey, United States19. John Isner, United States20. Andreas Seppi, Italy21. Jerzy Janowicz, Poland22. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine23. Kevin Anderson, South Africa24. Benoit Paire, France25. Jeremy Chardy, France26. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria27. Fabio Fognini, Italy28. Florian Mayer, Germany29. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia30. Julien Benneteau, France31. Marcel Granollers, Spain32. Tommy Robredo, Spain Women 1. Serena Williams, United States2. Maria Sharapova, Russia3. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus4. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland5. Sara Errani, Italy6. Li Na, China7. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic8. Angelique Kerber, Germany9. Sam Stosur, Australia10. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark11. Nadia Petrova, Russia12. Maria Kirilenko, Russia13. Marion Bartoli, France14. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia15. Roberta Vinci, Italy16. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia17. Sloane Stephens, United States18. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia19. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia20. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain21. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium22. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia23. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic24. Julia Goerges, Germany25. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic26. Sorana Cirstea, Romania27. Yaroslava Shvedova, Kazakhstan28. Tamira Paszek, Austria29. Varvara Lepchenko, United States30. Venus Williams, United States31. Alize Cornet, France32. Sabine Lisicki, GermanyHOCKEYNHL playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Friday Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh wins series 4-1 Saturday Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 1, Boston wins series 4-1 Detroit at Chicago (n) Today Los Angeles at San Jose, 8 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS BRIEFS Photo courtesy Bold City PhotographyTaking out a jammerLake City HunniesÂ’ Lethal Dose (center) takes out the Bra denton Bombers jammer, while Lily Woodard, known as Slang Blade, (second from left) s neaks through the pack in a recent roller derby bout. The ACR Hunnies will be at the Skating Palace in Lake City on June 22. Gator fans give backThe North Florida Gator Club sponsored a clean-up day for Habitat for Humanity as part of International Gator Day on May 18. Gator fans who participated gathered at the house.COURTESY PHOTO CHS SOFTBALL Lady Tigers banquet, clinic Columbia HighÂ’s state championship softball teamÂ’s banquet is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of the varsity and junior varsity teams. Tickets are $15 at the door with proceeds going toward the purchase of state championship rings. If you would like to attend, e-mail coach firstname.lastname@example.org CHS softball also has a clinic planned from 8 a.m. to noon June 10-13 for ages 8 and older. Cost is $100, which will be used to buy rings for the team. Sign up with any CHS player or at BrianÂ’s Sports on U.S. Highway 90 west. For details, call Jimmy Williams at 303-1192. YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL Annie Mattox league offered Annie Mattox Youth Flag Football League final registration is Monday. Three age group leagues are offered for girls and boys: 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13. Cost is $40, or $25 if the child is enrolled in the Annie Mattox Summer Reading Program. A background check is required for coaches and volunteers. For details, call 344-7668 or 344-3493 after 2 p.m. GOLF Elks Lodge tournament Lake City Elks LodgeÂ’s annual charity golf tournament is Saturday at The Country Club at Lake City. Format is four-person scramble with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee of $50 per person includes hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. Sign-up sheets are at the pro shop or the Elks Lodge. For details, call Carl Ste-Marie at 752-2266.Q From staff reports
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 3B3BSPORTS Future stars start with T-ball JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterAlexis Nash is tripped up as she attempts to gain control of the ball for an out against the Yankees in Lake City R ecreation Department T-ball action on Monday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterKarisma Gillyard holds on to her cap as she runs to fi rst base. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterYankees hitter Jakhi Britt keeps his eye on the ball as he swings during a T-ball game against the Giants. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterTailengan Forest (left) reacts as Karis Jernigan tags him out while on his way to first base.
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04214BSports WOLVES From Page 1B FALCONS From Page 1BTodayÂ’s racesIZOD INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS 500 Site: Indianapolis.Schedule: Today, race, noon (ABC, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval, 2.5 miles). Race distance: 500 miles, 200 laps. NASCAR COCA-COLA 600 Schedule: Today, race, 6 p.m. (FOX, 5:30-10:30 p.m.). Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 600 miles, 400 laps. Coca-Cola 600 lineup At Charlotte Motor SpeedwayConcord, N.C. (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.624 mph. 2. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 195.221.3. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 195.094.4. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 194.595.5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 194.503.6. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 194.349. 7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.238.8. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 193.952.9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 193.694. 10. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 193.639. 11. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 193.444. 12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 193.292. 13. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 193.271.14. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 192.961. 15. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 192.52. 16. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 192.287. 17. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 192.191. 18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192.13.19. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 192.123. 20. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 191.884.21. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 191.884.22. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 191.727. 23. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 190.988.24. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 190.826. 25. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 190.792. 26. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 190.665.27. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 190.49.28. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 190.416.29. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 190.409.30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 190.241. 31. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 190.047.32. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 189.967. 33. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 189.793. 34. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 189.401. 35. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 189.049.36. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 188.725. 37. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points. 38. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points. 39. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 40. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 41. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 188.659. Failed to Qualify 44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 188.219. Indianapolis 500 lineup At Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Car number in parentheses) 1. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevy, 2:37.3689 (228.762 mph). 2. (26) Carlos Munoz, Chevy, 2:37.6581 (228.342). 3. (25) Marco Andretti, Chevy, 2:37.7139 (228.261). 4. (5) EJ Viso, Chevy, 2:37.7907 (228.150). 5. (2) AJ Allmendinger, Chevy, 2:37.8264 (228.099). 6. (12) Will Power, Chevy, 2:37.8342 (228.087). 7. (1) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevy, 2:37.9614 (227.904). 8. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevy, 2:38.0596 (227.762). 9. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Chevy, 2:38.5411 (227.070). 10. (4) JR Hildebrand, Chevy, 2:38.2830 (227.441). 11. (98) Alex Tagliani, Honda, 2:38.3209 (227.386). 12. (11) Tony Kanaan, Chevy, 2:38.6260 (226.949). 13. (22) Oriol Servia, Chevy, 2:38.7206 (226.814). 14. (19) Justin Wilson, Honda, 2:39.0318 (226.370). 15. (7) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevy, 2:39.1543 (226.196). 16. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 2:39.1808 (226.158). 17. (10) Dario Franchitti, Honda, 2:39.2434 (226.069). 18. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 2:39.3681 (225.892). 19. (83) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 2:39.3768 (225.880). 20. (16) James Jakes, Honda, 2:39.4268 (225.809). 21. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 2:39.5219 (225.674). 22. (60) Townsend Bell, Chevy, 2:39.5438 (225.643). 23. (8) Ryan Briscoe, Honda, 2:39.8117 (225.265). 24. (78) Simona De Silvestro, Chevy, 2:39.8398 (225.226). 25. (21) Josef Newgarden, Honda, 2:39.4816 (225.731). 26. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 2:39.9948 (225.007). 27. (6) Sebastian Saavedra, Chevy, 2:40.0503 (224.929). 28. (55) Tristan Vautier, Honda, 2:40.0907 (224.873). 29. (18) Ana Beatriz, Honda, 2:40.5823 (224.184). 30. (63) Pippa Mann, Honda, 2:40.7109 (224.005). 31. (41) Conor Daly, Honda, 2:41.0145 (223.582). 32. (91) Buddy Lazier, Chevy, 2:41.1158 (223.442). 33. (81) Katherine Legge, Honda, 2:41.3079 (223.176).Keen said itÂ’s a young group this time around. Â“We have very few back from last year so weÂ’re focusing on learning,Â” Keen said. Â“WeÂ’re doing a lot more learning the schemes and itÂ’s coming along well.Â” The Red and White game will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday with the Falcons looking at an offen-sive and defensive split instead of evening out the teams. Â“It wonÂ’t be like a normal game, because weÂ’re short on numbers,Â” Keen said. Â“IÂ’m working on com-ing up with a scoring system to make the game competitive.Â” norm is to award helmet stickers for good plays, Coleman has a different approach. Â“We put black stripes on the helmets and they have to un-earn their stripe,Â” Coleman said. Â“If they do good, they get to take it off. They have to give 100 percent effort every time. Once they take it off, they canÂ’t go backwards.Â” Coleman has the Orange and Green spring game planned for 4 p.m. Friday at Richardson. Â“We will try to do four quar-ters, but we donÂ’t have enough kids to kill them for too long,Â” Coleman said. Â“We hope for some good contact. Â“WeÂ’ve got a couple of kids who can tote the rock pretty good.Â” Coleman said the Wolves will try to get in 18 workouts during the sum-mer break. The workouts will be 4-6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. As a new head coach, Coleman also is getting support where it is really needed. Â“We have been meeting each week and the parents seem very ener-getic,Â” Coleman said. Â“I am actually very happy and pleased with whatÂ’s going on. The kids have really taken to it.Â” JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterRichardson Middle School head football coach Chris Co leman teaches a drill during practice on Wednesday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLake City Middle School quarterback Riley Robbins drops back to pass during practice on Wednesday. Both Lake City and Richardson middle schools will play their spring games at 4 p.m. Friday Coleman
By CRISTINA SILVAAssociated PressSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Â— It was the customer service disaster heard around the Internet. An Arizona restaurateur, fed up after years of nega-tive online reviews and an embarrassing appearance on a reality television show, allegedly posted a social media rant laced with salty language and angry, upper-case letters that quickly went viral last week, to the delight of people who love a good Internet meltdown. Â“I AM NOT STUPID ALL OF YOU ARE,Â” read the posting on the Facebook wall of AmyÂ’s Baking Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz. Â“YOU JUST DO NOT KNOW GOOD FOOD.Â” It was, to put it kindly, not a best business prac-tice. Add to that an appear-ance earlier this month on the Fox reality TV show Â“Kitchen NightmaresÂ” Â— where celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay gave up on trying to reform the restaurant after the own-ers refused to listen to his advice Â— and you have a recipe for disaster. Â“ThatÂ’s probably the worst thing that can hap-pen,Â” said Sujan Patel, founder and CEO of Single Grain, a digital marketing agency in San Francisco. In the evolving world of online marketing, where the power of word of mouth has been wildly amplified by the whims and first impressions of anonymous reviewers posting on doz-ens of social media web-sites, online comments, both good and bad, and the reactions they trigger from managers, can make all the difference between higher revenues and empty storefronts. Hotels, restaurants and other businesses that depend on good customer service reviews have all grappled in recent years with how to respond to online feedback on sites such as Twitter, Foursquare, Yelp, Facebook and Instagram, where comments can often be more vitriol than in-per-son reviews because of the anonymous shield many social media websites pro-vide. No matter how ugly the reviews get, busi-nesses need to be willing to acknowledge mistakes and offer discounts to lure unhappy customers back, digital marketing experts said. Â“In the past, people just sent bad soup back. Well, now they are getting on social media and telling all their friends and friends of friends how bad the soup was and why they should find other places to get soup in the future, so it takes the customer experi-ence to another level,Â” said Tom Garrity of the Garrity Group, a public relations firm in New Mexico. Â“The challenge becomes Â— how do you respond when someone doesnÂ’t think your food or product is as great as you think it is?Â” In Amy and Samy BouzagloÂ’s case, the bad reviews were compounded by their reality TV expe-rience. The couple said during a recent episode of Â“Kitchen NightmaresÂ” that they needed profes-sional guidance after years of battling terrible online reviews. They opened the pizzeria about six years ago. Â“Kitchen NightmaresÂ” follows Ramsay as he helps rebuild struggling restau-rants. After one bite, he quickly deemed AmyÂ’s Baking Co. a disaster and chided the Bouzaglos for growing increasingly irate over his constructive feed-back. Among his many critiques: The store-bought ravioli smelled Â“weird,Â” a salmon burger was over-cooked and a fig pizza was too sweet and arrived on raw dough. Â“You need thick skin in this business,Â” Ramsay said before walking out. It was the first time he wasnÂ’t able to save a business, accord-ing to the show. AmyÂ’s Baking Co. temporarily closed last week after the episode aired. A Bouzaglo spokesman said the couple wasnÂ’t avail-able for an interview. The restaurantÂ’s answering machine was full. Emails and Facebook messages were not returned. A wall post published last week claimed the res-taurantÂ’s Facebook, Yelp and Twitter accounts had been hacked, but hundreds of commenters expressed doubt. Social media sites show someone posting as a member of the Bouzaglo family had been insulting customers over negative reviews since at least 2010. The story bounced across the Internet, gen-erating thousands of com-ments on Facebook, Yelp and Twitter, and prompting nearly 36,000 people to sign a petition on Change.org that asks the Department of Labor to look into the BouzagloÂ’s practice of pock-eting their serversÂ’ tips. While many corporations hire communications experts to respond to every tweet, Facebook message and online review, the wave of digital feedback can be especially challenging for small businesses with small staffs, digital consul-tants said. For one thing, there is so much online content to wade through. Roughly 60 percent of all adults get information about local businesses from search engines and entertainment websites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, according to a 2011 study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Â“Customer service is a spectator sport now,Â” said Jay Baer, president of Convince & Convert, a social media marketing consultancy in Indiana. Â“ItÂ’s not about making that customer happy on Yelp. ThatÂ’s the big misunder-standing of Yelp. ItÂ’s about the hundreds of thousands of people who are looking on to see how you handle it. ItÂ’s those ripples that make social media so important.Â” In their Â“Kitchen NightmaresÂ” episode, Amy and Samy Bouzaglo are seen yelling and cursing at customers inquiring about undercooked food or long delays. They blame online bullies. Â“We stand up to them,Â” Amy Bouzaglo tells the camera at one point. Â“They come and they try to attack us and say horrible things that are not true.Â” ThatÂ’s exactly how businesses shouldnÂ’t respond, the digital experts said. 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By JONATHAN FAHEY andSCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business WritersNEW YORK Â— The forecast for summer travel, 2013: Partly sunny. Airlines, hotels and campgrounds are commanding higher rates and seeing more customers than a few summers ago, and luxury hotels are selling out. Local businessmen and state offi-cials are optimistic. But for a travel industry still stinging from the Great Recession, the best it can likely hope for is another summer of steady, but slow, recovery. The blockbuster crowds seen in 2007 have become a distant memory. AmericansÂ’ plans for summer travel mirror the current state of the econo-my. Rising home prices and a soaring stock market are encouraging those at the top of the income ladder to take more lavish trips. But large segments of the pop-ulation are staying close to home because wages are stagnant, rents are high and the end of the pay-roll tax holiday has shrunk their take-home pay. 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Hotels are also expected to be slightly fuller, with occu-pancy rates climbing from 69.3 percent last summer to 70 percent this year. Â— Packed planes, steady airfare. Airlines for America, the industryÂ’s lobby group, expects 208.7 million people to fly, up 1 percent from last year. About 87 percent of airplane seats will be filled with pay-ing passengers. Domestic fliers will pay $421 on aver-age for a round trip ticket, down $6 from last summer. International fliers will pay $1,087, up $8, according to the Airlines Reporting Corp. Â— Amtrak expects to meet or exceed the 8.3 million passengers it car-ried last summer. But the taxpayer-backed railroad wouldnÂ’t disclose how fares compare with last summerÂ’s average one-way ticket of $66.39. Mike Klopp, a commercial insurance salesman in Irvine, Calif., is starting to feel better about the econ-omy. He and his wife plan to take their three kids on a vacation up the coast to Monterey in August Â— a trip they skipped last year. But Klopp says local trips are the limit because theyÂ’re cheaper. Like many others, heÂ’s not yet will-ing to splurge on a dream vacation. Â“The kids would love to go to Hawaii, but thereÂ’s no way IÂ’m going to do that. WeÂ’ve been hunkering down, money is tight right now,Â” he says. Â“IÂ’m not sold that things are better,Â” he says. Other Americans likely agree. Although the unem-ployment rate has dropped to 7.5 percent, compared with a post-recession high of 10 percent, the Federal Reserve doesnÂ’t see it fall-ing below 7.3 percent this year. And economic growth still isnÂ’t as strong as it has been after previous reces-sions. The economy grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent from January to March. Economists expect the rate to slow to 2 percent from April through June, partly because of the feder-al budget cuts that started taking effect March 1. Those with higher incomes never stopped traveling, but thanks to new highs in the stock mar-ket they now feel secure enough to take longer vaca-tions. Patrick Veling, the owner of a California real estate data analysis and consulting business, says heÂ’s taking his Â“most expensive vaca-tion everÂ” this year. Instead of the normal one-week vacation, he and his wife Susan are taking their two adult kids on a three-week vacation through northern Europe that will include a 12-day cruise. TheyÂ’ll see Denmark, Norway, the Shetland Islands, Ireland and the Netherlands. Â“My confidence in the economy and my business is now strong enough that my wife and I have pretty much insisted we make this trip,Â” says Veling. Others are benefiting from rising home prices and low interest rates. Their homes are finally worth more than they owe on their mortgage, and they are finding it easier to refinance. That leaves them more money to spend. Â“The improvement in confidence is all in the upper income brackets,Â” says Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. During the worst days of the recession, travel-ers mostly stayed home. Hotels desperate to fill rooms started marketing Â“staycationsÂ” to families who couldnÂ’t afford to drive or fly somewhere. Summer air travel fell by nearly 8 percent in two years, from 217.6 million passengers in 2007 to 200.3 million in 2009. Luxury hotels saw their occupancy levels plummet during that period from 72.5 percent to 59.3 percent. More than half the rooms at economy and midscale hotels sat vacant. There has been a slow and steady climb back, but not all parts of the recovery have been equal. Luxury hotels such as Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton and Mandarin Oriental are filling 73 per-cent of their rooms on average, surpassing their pre-recession peak, accord-ing to an Associated Press analysis of data from hotel research firm STR. But budget hotels like Days Inn, Econo Lodge and Motel 6 are still below their 10-year occupancy average and more than 3 percentage points below their peak. The same pattern holds for fliers. Domestic traffic is projected to grow 0.7 percent this summer, while the number of people buying more expensive interna-tional tickets will climb 2.6 percent, according to Airlines for America. Â“Expect luxury travel to continue to rebound Â— con-sistent with luxury across all industries Â— while the rest of summer travel will be flatÂ” as the economy still weighs heavily on mid-dle-income families, says Adam Weissenberg, who heads the travel and hos-pitality consulting group at Deloitte. But some less-expensive destinations are seeing a recovery. Campgrounds fared well during the downturn because they are relatively affordable. Some are now doing better business than ever because the operators have retooled their facilities to entice visitors beyond the typical outdoor types. Steve Stafford, general manager of North Texas Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Burleson, Texas, has attracted a broader swath of people with Â“homesteads.Â” These are recreational vehicles that look like cottages. Now the camp can accommo-date campers with tents who only have to pay $32 a night for an empty patch of ground and those who want to stay in the comfort of the largest homesteads for $209 a night. The 37 existing homesteads were booked solid last year. So Stafford is adding a dozen new ones. Those are already booked, even though they are still being installed. In recent years, the campground has added activities such as arts and crafts, live bands, laser tag, outdoor big-screen movies and theme weekends to try to lure people back. On the schedule for Memorial Day weekend: A chocolate pud-ding slip Â‘n slide. The moves appear to be working. Â“The way itÂ’s looking so far, we are going to be way up,Â” Stafford says. Â“No matter how bad things get, people are going to take a vacation.Â” The hunt for inexpensive vacations is helping compa-nies that recreational vehi-cles, too. Traveling by RV means families donÂ’t need to pay for hotels and can cook most of their meals. Families may not be ready to buy one Â— sales are only up slightly Â— but more are choosing to rent one this summer for as little as $100 a day, or $300 during peak weeks. At El Monte RV, one of the countryÂ’s largest RV rental companies, summer bookings from domestic customers are up 20 to 25 percent compared with last year. Â“It has stunned us,Â” says marketing director Joe Laing. Â“WeÂ’re looking forward to this year. We think itÂ’s going to be a good one.Â” Businessmen and state officials on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi are also hoping for a good summer. The tourism industry there was devastated by the BP oil spill of 2010. As part of a settlement, BP has been financing large advertising campaigns to get tourists back to the region. Â“This is going to be the best summer season weÂ’ve ever had,Â” predicts Tish Williams, executive direc-tor of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce in Mississippi. Williams has spent $962,000 in BP grants to market her county and a new science center there to tourists in northern Mississippi and neighbor-ing Louisiana. In Florida, the Pensacola Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau says lodg-ing tax revenue is up 7.5 percent this year. The tour-ism industry has spent BP money as far north as Chicago Â— a 14-hour drive away Â— to lure new visi-tors. But the most pampered vacationers this summer might not even be human. The Barkley Pet Hotel & Spa in Westlake Village, Calif., is booked solid this Memorial Day. After a recent 18,000-square-foot expansion Â— another dog-gie day camp area for small dogs, another grooming salon and spa and anoth-er wing of luxury suites Â— there is now room for 250 pets. This summer, they can attend ice cream socials, surf in a beach-like pool or play in the day camps, which are shaded by caban-as and cooled by misters. Some might say the pets have it better off than their traveling owners. With reports from Melissa Nelson-Gabriel in Pensacola, Sue Manning in Los Angeles and Paul Wiseman in Washington. 3C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 26, 20133CClassSummer travel forecast improves ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Tuesday, May 26, 2009 file photo, motel signs are s een in Lake George, N.Y. Airlines, hotels and campground s are expecting to see more customers in 2013 than in the previous few summers. place in line until 6 a.m. the following day. Lake CityÂ’s Chick-fil-A will bring an estimated 70 new jobs to the area. The restaurant will feature the chainÂ’s latest kitchen design, along with dual drive-thru ordering lanes with separate menu boards. The new restaurant will seat 142 people with additional outdoor seat-ing for 24 patrons. The restaurant will have warm colors and wood accents, as well as offering Wi-Fi. The operat-ing hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday Saturday, serving a full breakfast menu until 10:30 a.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays. A boneless breast of chicken sandwich, pressured cooked and served on a buttered bun with two pickles is the restaurantÂ’s signature food. The restau-rantÂ’s menu will also feature three new premium salads Â— Cobb, Asian and Grilled Market salads. The chain also introduced its new Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap earlier this month. The new Lake City Chick-fil-A is the third of five restaurants the chain plans to open in Florida this year. Two locations already opened in Palm Bay and Kissimmee. New restaurants are opening in Lake City and St. Cloud on June 13 and the final restaurant is set to open in Bradenton this summer. FOOD: Free meals for a year Continued From Page 1C Less aid by Fed a hopeful sign? By PAUL WISEMANAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON Â— Investors have grown nervous that the Federal Reserve will scale back its efforts to boost the U.S. economy sooner than many expected. Yet almost lost in the anxiety that gripped the stock market this week is that whenever the Fed slows its drive to keep interest rates low, it will be cause for celebration: It would mean policymakers think the economy is strong enough to accelerate with less help from the Fed. Â“We should be wishing for higher interest rates,Â” says Kevin Logan, HSBCÂ’s chief U.S. economist. Â“It would be a sign of a more healthy economy.Â” Over the past five years, the Fed has acted aggressively to try to boost the economy. Among other steps, it cut short-term inter-est rates to record lows and said it planned to keep them there at least until unemploy-ment falls to 6.5 percent (from 7.5 percent in April). And in September it began a third round of bond purchases Â— $85 billion a month. The goal has been to drive down long-term loan rates and encourage more borrowing, spend-ing and hiring. The lower rates have fueled a surge in stock prices: The Dow Jones industrial aver-age has jumped about 17 percent this year and set a record high. Even so, investors have grown jittery about the FedÂ’s likely timetable for starting to curtail its bond purchases.
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDSUNDAY, MAY26, 2013 4C Classified Department: 755-5440 1999 Lexus ES300Sunroof, 186,000 miles$2,500 386-752-2848 LegalNOTICE TO PATIENTS OFRIZWAN MANSOOR, M.D.Effective June 3, 2013, Dr. Rizwan Mansoor will relocate his practice to The Orthopaedic Institute, at 146 SWOrthopaedic Court, Lake City, FL32024, phone (386) 755-9215. Medical records for patients of Dr. Mansoor seen or treated prior to June 3, 2013 can be obtained from The Orthopaedic Institute, 4500 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL32607, phone (352) 336-6000.05538680May 12, 19, 26, 2013June 2, 2013 060Services Lawn / Parcel / Acre Mowing $15.00 per acre with no minimum. $10.00 trip charge. Free estimates. (904) 651-0016 LynnÂ’s Pet Grooming now open. $25-$35 by appt. Owner may stay w/ pet during groom. Most small breeds. Takes 1-1.5hrs. 288-5966 100Job Opportunities05538888NOWHIRING Managers & Assistant Managers, High Springs fruit & gift stores. Benefits avail: health, dental, & vacation Apply in person: Florida Citrus Center(Chevron) 18603 NWCR 236, High Springs (exit 404 & I-75) 05539016Welder/ Steel Fabricator Immediately job opening. Mig Welding experience 5 yrs minimum, to include Stainless layout and fabrication. Benefit package: Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays. Some hand tools required. Please apply in person at Marlow-HunterLLC on Highway 441 in Alachua Account Professional Needed Immediately, full time GLReconc. & Job Cost accounting exp preferred. Call for an appt. 386-462-2047 Email Resume email@example.comEEO DFWP P/T Desk Clerk shifts 7am-12 pm, 4pm 10pm, 10 pm 3am. Apply in person at AmericaÂ’s Best Value Inn, Alachua, I-75/ 441 Columbia Grain Scale House Operator Duties will include weighing and loading trucks as well as assisting with Feed Mill operations as needed. Experience with commercial trucks and scales preferred. Applications are available at: Columbia Grain & Ingredients, Inc. 3830 NWBrown Road, Lake City, FL32094 Experienced Plumbing Service Tech. Valid drivers license a must. Contact 386-243-8397 for more information MECHANIC NEEDED with tools and experience. Southern Specialized Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754 Musgrove Construction, Inc. has an immediate opening for Diesel Mechanic. Must have own hand tools and a clean Class A CDL, hydraulic experience and welding helpful. Drug free workplace. Call Jesse at 386-364-2941 or come by office on Hwy 90, Live Oak for more info. N&W Dry Cleaners is now taking applications. Please apply in person at 316 WDuval Street, Lake City Need Class "A" CDLdrivers, ($14.00/hr) to start, Delivering produce in the local area. 2 yrs. min. exp. in a Tractor/Trailer. Must have Reasonable 7 yr MVR, and be proficient at maintaining logs. Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs and be able to stand, bend, stoop and able to push or pull a loaded pallet jack. Benefits include 401-K, Profit Sharing, Medical & Dental.Must live in or around the Starke area. Contact J. Tucker @ 386-628-7353 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional info. P/U applications at 2222 N. Temple Ave, Unit 4 Any day till to 12:00pm Real Estate Assistant wanted for Agent. Real estate experience a must. Fax resume to 386-758-8920 or email email@example.com SUMMER WORK GREATPAY! Immed. FT/PTopenings, customer sales/sv., will train, cond. apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP 386-269-0597 120Medical Employment05539044Medical Billing Several years experience in all aspects in medical insurance billing required. Salary based on experience. Email resume in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 386-758-5987 Billing Clerk Suwannee Valley Nursing Center This job has been reposted. It is now open for application or reapplication. Competitive salary/ Great benefits. Experience billing private insurance/Medicare/ Medicaid andBookkeeping receives priority. ContactDanny Williamson, Administrator 386-792-7161 or Shrea McCoy, Human Resources386-792-7158 Medical Office looking for full time employee in Optical Office. Experience preferred but not required. Will train. Send resume to 763 SWMain Blvd. Lake City, FL32025 P/TLab Tech/Supervisor needed for medical practice in North Florida area. Excellent compensation for contract basis. Must have current FLlicense. Email resume to email@example.com. 240Schools & Education05537693Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Â• Nursing Assistant, $479next class5/20/2013Â• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class6/03/2013Â• LPN 9/16/2013 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies FREEto good home Male Chihuahua poodle mix. 7 yrs old. Great with kids and other animals. NEWHOME FOUND KITTENS FREE to good home, 12 wks & 8 wks., 3 bob tailed Contact 386-243-8577 PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 402Appliances Black Kenmore side by side, Ice & water in the door, Excellent condition, very clean $375. Contact 755-8818 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Electric Garage Door 16x7 solid brown in color. Great Condition w/ 1 remote $500 OBO. Call 386-365-3271 WHIRLPOOLSTACKED W/D 7 yrs old, Excellent Condition Available 5/27 $500 obo Contact 352-516-0634 610Mobile Home Lots forRentNEWER 2/2. Super clean on 1 ac North by distribution center. Perfect for Target employee. $550. mo Call for details. 386-867-9231 630Mobile Homes forRent2/1 w/ Screened porch, Lg. lot, in very nice, clean, well maintained, safe, small park, no pets, really nice place to live, with long term tenants, $485 mo., $485 sec. dep. 386-719-9169 or 386-965-3003. 2bd/1ba Country setting, Branford area. $500 mth plus Security 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 630Mobile Homes forRent3/2 SWMH $500 deposit & $550 month 386-623-5410 3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre private lot, 1st+last+dep required located in Ellisville. No pets. Contact 352-870-5144 CLEAN 2br/1ba In quiet, private park. Large lot Call: 386-752-6269 lv message if no answer. 640Mobile Homes forSale(3) New 28x48 Horse Farm Cancelations being sold Under Wholesale Cost. $31,995 NO Dealers Please Home Only Price. Can Be seen at North Point Homes 4545 NW13th St., Gainesville, FL352-872-5566 Dispaly Model Sale! Several 2012 and 2013 Models are ready to be sold to make room for the 2014 Models! Great Discounts on Select Jacobsen Models. Free approval by phone until 9 PM. North Pointe Homes, 441 N Gainesville. 352-872-5566 Late Model Repo's We have several late model Used and Repo Homes to pick from. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, FL352-872-5566 Palm Harbor Factory liquidation sale http://www.palmharbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ $39k off select 2012 models (3)John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 650Mobile Home & LandÂ‘02 DWMH, 1 ac fenced back yard, Hidden Acres S/D. 4/2 + bonus rm w/ wet bar. Front & Rear covered decks. Lrg barn, paved drive into carport w/ locked workshop $73, 000. Call 386-719-9742 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentALandlord You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Gorgeous Lake View 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A $500 month & $500 deposit. No pets. 386-697-4814 Newly remodeled 1bd/1ba & 2bd/1ba Call fordetails 386-867-9231 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent1bd/1ba CR 240, Huge w/in closet. New appliances. W/D, Satellite, & Utilities incl. $650 mth 386-984-7576 2BD /1.5BA Country, South of Lake City, private river access. w/boat ramp, 2 garages, clean, $590 mo. + sec. 386-590-0642 3 BR/2 BA, 2,400 sq. ft., 290 SW Leisure Dr., Quail Heights, $1,200 mo. plus $1,000 sec. 386-752-6062 4bd/2ba large family room, kitchen appliances, 2 car carport, on 2 acres. Tustenuggee & CR 242 area. $1100 mth 867-0849 4BR/1BABRICK home. Azalea Park. $750 mth, 1st, last & Security 386-397-2619 or 386-365-1243 Modern New Home3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, on 2 ac, 2,500sqft Fort White Â“3 Rivers EstatesÂ” $975 mo 1st+last +sec. Call 305-345-9907. 740Furnished Homes forRent2/2 block 2 acres, back yard fenced, A/C, W/D, well, mowing, off 47 close in. Nicely furn, super clean $700 mth 386-755-0110 Brick home Quiet neighborhood. 2 bedroom, very nice and clean. 1 Yr lease required. No Pets. $950/mth. Call 965-0763 750Business & Office RentalsOakbridge Office Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 750Business & Office Rentals05538609'%$%%$ #!$%"$( r")# #(#$ "& r %$"$'""( $"$r$( rnn Medical, Retail and Professional Office space on East Baya near Old Country Club Rd. Call 386-497-4762 or 386-984-0622 (cell) Oakbridge Office Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 Only $825/mth. Utilities furnished 2128 SWMain, Ste. 101 (386) 752-5035 7 days 7-7 ABar Sales, Inc. 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 820Farms & Acreage4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 820Farms & AcreageOwner financed land 1/2 to 10 acre lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 950Cars forSale 1999 LEXUS ES 300 SUNROOF 186,000 MILES $2,500 386-752-2848 755-5440Toplace your classified ad call nr 5 a week days Lake City Reporter
LIFE Sunday, May 26, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D G enie, Kimberlynne and LaShel Norman had a weekend in Atlanta that included Six Flags, visits with old friends, a visit to Dekalb Market, and enjoying deli cious food. Many of you travel to Atlanta for various reasons so we thought sharing Genies choice might come in handy. Genie lived and worked in Atlanta and she wanted to revisit her favorite res taurant, the Colonnade, on Cheshire Mill Road. It is one of the oldest res taurants in Atlanta, having Visiting an old Atlanta favorite Story ideas? Contact Robert Bridges Editor 754-0428 firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Reporter 1DLIFE 1DLIFE 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055 (386) 752-1293 Support Dont be fooled. Dont send your money to Philadelphia THE REAL MAGAZINE OF LIFE IN LAKE CITY magazine life in natural florida Support magazine Your Lake City magazine since 2006. life in natural florida Locally produced by local people. Student becomes tutor By AMANDA WILLIAMSON email@example.com F or Brenda Acevedo, mother of two, kinder garten was frightening. Not because she was afraid of watching her son and daughter begin their first day of school but because she feared the day when her limited education would keep her from being able to help them succeed. Acevedo comes from a Mexican family, and in her cul ture, it is traditional for women to stop with education after mar rying. So when she married her husband, Celedonio Caballero, she abandoned her dreams of college and raised her children as a stay-at-home mom. Then her daughter Lesly start ed pre-school. Acevedo helped Lesly with her basic studies learning to read, learning the alphabet and learning to count but it raised concern. I was able to help her with work while she was at pre-K, she said. But once she started kindergarten, I wondered would I still be able to help? I started to see the necessity of being equipped to help her. Acevedo just graduated with an associate of arts degree in business from Florida Gateway College and is being honored by ACE of Florida as a Sunshine Success Story for Region II. Each district was encouraged to nominate individuals with sto ries to tell about how adult edu cation helped them, said Mary Keen, career and adult education coordinator at Columbia County School District. Brenda is a role model on our campus, Keen said. Our students look up to her. Many rely on her for advice. ... When Brenda started, she was very shy. Now she can run the show. According to Keen, Acevedo hasnt left the adult education center since she started as an ESL (English as a Second Language student). Instead, she took the unique path from stu JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Brenda Acevedo (second from right) tutors a trio of students in her office. Acevedo said that typically learning English as a second language will be difficult, not impossible. It takes determination and time. I have had students that come in knowing nothing. Take time and work on it. Eventually you will get there. Pictured are (from left) Joanna Garcia, Maria Esteban, Acevedo and Sila Medina. Ex-stay-at-home mother now helps others get education. SUNSHINE SUCCESS STORY TUTOR continued on 2D Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingsworth TasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com TASTE BUDDIES TASTE continued on 2D
2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-04242DLIFE Stop by the Lake City Reporter for your complimentary engagement package.Aisle StyleComplimentary Engagement PackageÂ• Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106Â• GeGeeÂ’s Studio 758-2088Â• Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250Â• Wards Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470Â• Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 From staff reportsThe Rev. Leroy and Marie Sherrill observed their 60th wedding anni-versary on May 4 at the Southside Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in a drop-in celebration from 4 to 6 in the afternoon. They were married at the home of a friend and pastor, Clifford Wigger in Bonne Terre, Missouri on May 1, 1953. They moved to Florida in the mid-1960s and then to Lake City in 1977. Their children are Lynn Sherrill, Kathy Sherrill and Joseph Sherrill all of Lake City, Rose Verlander and Bobi (Mrs. Bill Vickery) both of Black Mountian, North Carolina, and Mary Jane (Mrs. John Fish) of Perry Florida. They have 12 grandchildren Alethia Sherrill, Matthew (and Allison) Verlander, Adam (and Katie) Verlander, Brandon (and Tinuviel) Nolan, Ryan (and Kari) Nolan, Kevin (and Jennifer) Vickery, Clint Vickery, Claire Vickery, Brittany Niles, Jordan Niles, Abby Sherrill and Micah Sherrill. They have five great grand-children, Jude Verlander, MacKenzie Nolan, Haley Nolan, AÂ’dden Nolan, and Kamden Nolan The couple found out during the cel-ebrations that two more great grandchildren are to be expected this year. All the family was in atten-dance but five because of work responsibilities and distance. Throughout the celebrations the couple visited with many friends and family members. In attendance was Mr. SherrillÂ’s younger brother Bill and his wife Carol; Mrs. SherrillÂ’s niece Sue Kingsland and her husband, Steve, and father, Norman Sloan; Mr. SherrillÂ’s niece Carol Berry from Lake Butler, FL: a friend from preacher school (1957) H. Luttrell; fellow church workers from 1972, Frank Wheeler and daughter Pam Jacobs and 1976 Floyd and Mary Vanzant, and many won-derful church family mem-bers from through the years and currently. The Fellowship hall was decorated in white, blue and purple (the coupleÂ’s favorite colors) and with the theme to show time, memories and growth. The main show piece was a large framed picture topped with the coupleÂ’s wedding photo and show-ing each of the children, spouses and grandchil-dren. It also included each of the coupleÂ’s parents overlooking the growing family. The family plans to hang this in the home office to enjoy for many more years. There was a family tree quilt on one wall and a large collage frame showing children and grandkids as babies. The hall was decorated with pictures of the couple through the years. Leroy Sherrill retired from the ministry a few years ago but has served the Lord in numerous churches in Missouri, Georgia and Florida. Marie Sherrill worked in a school in Fort Walton Beach for a few years, but mostly has spent her time raising and caring for her family. Both now call Southside Baptist Church their home. The couple has plans to live out their lives in Lake City. There was even mention of a pos-sible 75th celebration.HAPPENINGS Jordan-Starling engagement Raymond Jordan, of Lake City, announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his daughter, Heather Anne Jordan, of Lake City, to Jamie Starling, of Lake City, son of Jeanna Hutto, of Lake City. The bride-to-be also is the daughter of the late Corrine Jordan. The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Alligator Park. A reception will follow at the Jordan resi-dence. The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Tollgate High School in Warwick, R.I. The future groom is a graduate of Columbia High School with a secondary degree in licensed practical nursing.COURTESYJamie Starling and Heather Anne Jordan. COURTESYABOVE: Marie and the Rev. Leroy Sherrill celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 4. BELOW: The Sherrills on their wedding day in 1953. Sherrills celebrate 60th wedding anniversary TASTE: The Colonnade in Atlanta Continued From Page 1Dopened in 1927, and, no, Genie didnÂ’t visit it then. Over the years it has expanded to now seat 200 guests. You may have to wait but the small bar/lounge makes it an enjoy-able wait. We were joined by a very dear friend, Foster Corbin, retired director of Metro Fair Housing and his friend, Robin McDonald, a published Atlanta author. We luckily got a table in the lounge and enjoyed cocktails and a visit while we waited. Kimberlynne had a special non-alcoholic drink that the bartender created for her and then named the Â“Kimberlynne on the Rocks.Â” No more Shirley Temples for this teenager. Once seated the ordering dilemma began. Atlanta folks say that this is the house that fried chicken built. So, Genie ordered the white-meat chicken (two breasts and two wings for $14). Kimberlynne ordered the chicken fried chicken ($13), and Robin had the fried chicken livers ($12). The chicken is almost indescribable, but it starts with fresh oil, chicken seasoned with just the right amount of salt and fried until it is golden brown, juicy inside with crispy skin outside. It is old-school chicken done right. LaShel and Foster had the beef pot roast ($14), and those two were happy campers. Fork-tender, delicious, melt in your mouth were some of their comments. LaShel said it was the best she ever had. It comes cooked with carrots and English peas with a side of fluffy whipped potatoes. Some of the other menu options are thick braised short ribs ($15), pork loin roast served over celery dressing ($14), salmon croquettes ($13), shrimp, scallops, oysters, salmon, catfish, North Georgia rainbow trout all either fried or broiled. You will definite-ly find something you will love. Oh, they do serve half-pound sirloin burgers Â— but really! Side dish choices are the old standbys, and we enjoyed the squash cas-serole, fried okra, tomato aspic, the famous wedge salad (pickled beets, red onions and cucumbers) and the Marian salad (fresh greens, diced tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, pickled beets). By the way, the Marian was named for a Colonnade waitress, a very nice tribute. Yes, there are desserts but weÂ’ll have to take their word that they are deli-cious. Absolutely no room for dessert, but choices were chocolate pie, peach cobbler, apple pie, choco-late cream pie, key lime pie, coconut iced box pie, hot fudge cake and straw-berry shortcake. This is absolutely a place where you will build a food memory. Real Southern cooking that isnÂ’t found in too many places these days. It is interesting that even the Â“HollywoodÂ” types have discovered the Colonnade. After we returned home, we saw the movie Â“Identity ThiefÂ” and there was a scene in Atlanta of an older motel and the characters were shown eating in the adjacent restaurant. We immediately recognized the Colonnade. Hope they had the fried chicken. DonÂ’t think that you will want to miss The Colonnade, located at 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, Ga. Telephone number is (404) 874-5642. It is open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday, but has dinner hours only Thursday 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday 5 to 10. 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 TasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com. Michele Allison of Lake City was recently named to the Distinguished Students List for the spring 2013 semester at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Allison is enrolled at the universityÂ’s Stephenville campus, and is majoring in kinesiology. Students on the list include freshman and sophomore students who have a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio (GPR) and no grade lower than a Â‘C,Â’ and juniors and seniors who have a minimum 3.5 GPR with no grade lower than a Â‘C.Â’ All must be in good standing with the university. Local woman makes schoolÂ’s Distinguished Student Li st TUTOR: Helping others learn, too Continued From Page 1Ddent to volunteer to con-tracted employee. AcevedoÂ’s journey started when a woman from her church sug-gested she should look into getting a general equivalency diploma. With the support of her hus-band, she approached the Even Start Family Literacy Program in April 2008. The Columbia Career and Adult Education Center helped her to pass her GED test and provided her with a scholarship to continue her education at Florida Gateway College. Acevedo believes the program not only prepared her to take the test, but helped boost her selfconfidence. Â“Passing the GED in English is one of my great-est achievements,Â” she said. She took the test in June, two months after starting at the center, and passed. Her daughter is now in fourth grade and can ask her mom for help with projects or homework. The two worked together to create a comparison of glu-cose levels in frozen food, canned food and fresh food for a fourth-grade science project. Â“Had I not been prepared, I would not have been able to help her,Â” Acevedo said. Her 8-year-old son, Joany, has become an avid reader Â— a habit his moth-er encourages. Whenever she finds a book on rep-tiles, she is sure to pick it up for him. After graduating, Acevedo continued to vol-unteer daily at the adult education center, working with Janora Crow to teach other ESL students. She helps students with varied backgrounds, backgrounds similar to her own. Many of her students are Hispanic and have very little formal education from their home countries. She also teaches students from other ethnic groups, such as Chinese, who do not speak English or Spanish. Â“I like to help them,Â” she said. Â“It challenges you to think outside of the box, think outside of what IÂ’m used to. It gives me a dif-ferent perspective.Â” But Acevedo knew she wanted to do something more, so she started talk-ing to Crow about possi-bilities. Crow encouraged her to apply to Florida Gateway College, and then suggested to Keen about contracting Acevedo. Â“I didnÂ’t want to go back to being a stay-at-home mom,Â” she said. In Fall of 2009, she started at Florida Gateway College, just months after being con-tracted by the Columbia Career and Adult Education Center as an ESL Parent Educator and Assessment Assistant. Her husband supported her emotionally and finan-cially, buying her books and paying for her tuition, she said. She attributes her success to her family Cabellero and her parents. Â“Mom and dad taught us to work hard and be determined, then little by little youÂ’ll achieve [your dream],Â” Acevedo said. Â“They told us we could be whatever we wanted.Â” Currently, Acevedo is in the process of apply-ing to the University of Florida to get a bachelorÂ’s in accounting. From there, she intends to attend law school where she hopes to be a role model for her children and for women of all backgrounds. Â“I plan for her to be my lawyer one day,Â” Keen said. Â“She keeps mak-ing us proud with all her accomplishments. SheÂ’s not finished yet. Her story is ongoing.Â” JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterBrenda Acevedo has been working with the Columbia Cou nty School District since February 2009 as an ESL parent ed ucator/assessment assistant. Â‘I like my job. It keeps me involve d with what I want to do, which is help people,Â’ Acevedo sai d.
W hen I was first teaching university stu-dents about the Internet and how to be a successful Internet searcher, I used to warn them that no one is out there fact checking what is on the Internet. A dog can have a website! My mantra was you have to be care-ful when selecting information you find on the Internet because there is a lot of wrong informa-tion out there. That was over 15 years ago and I am still caution-ing public library users not to believe everything they find when searching Google. Have you seen the commercial where a young man is using his cell phone to describe an accident scene and a young female friend starts talking to him? He asks her where she found some infor-mation, actually misinformation, and she said Â“the Internet. They canÂ’t put anything up on the Internet that isnÂ’t true.Â” Her date arrives, whom she met on the Internet, and she tells her friend Â“heÂ’s a French model.Â” Well, no, it was pretty obvious he wasnÂ’t. This sort of blind devotion to the Internet may seem a bit exagger-ated, but it isnÂ’t. DonÂ’t get me wrong, I love the Internet and the information it brings to my fingertips. I Google every day, but folks, you still cannot believe everything you find on it. So, where can you go to get information you can trust? The Columbia County Public Library, of course, and the infor-mation is free unless you want to print out something at $.10 per page. The Library pays respected vendors to bring you online databases with information you can trust. You can come to the Library and use a public comput-er, or you can search from the comfort of your home, as long as you have a current library card. Do you need to fix your car? Try Auto Repair Reference Center. You choose the year, make and model of your car and then you are given a variety of topics to choose from, including trouble-shooting, electrical diagrams, maintenance schedules, and recall information. Have you become interested in searching your roots and locating long ago family mem-bers? The Library provides access to Ancestry Library and Heritage Quest Â— free. In these two databases, you are searching Census records (not just U.S.), passenger lists, citizenship and naturalization records, family and local histories, Revolutionary War records, and so much more. If you sub-scribe to Ancestry.com at home, you can pay between $13-35 per month and itÂ’s free at the Library. Do you want to take practice tests to hopefully increase your scores? Learning Express Library is the database for you and you can search it at the Library, at home, at school, or at your office. There are eleven Learning Centers and the first three are for elementary, middle, and high school students to improve math skills and increase reading comprehension, plus more. The college preparation center has practice tests for ACT, PSAT, and SAT to name just a few. There is a GED prepa-ration center, as well as centers on how to improve your skills in the workplace. Some careers require testing and this database will cover those areas. If you wish to become a U.S. citizen, you can study in either English or Spanish. This database has been a tremendous asset for youth and adults who need the practice before they take these important tests. Check them out online! CCPL also has online databases you can search for articles in general magazines and pro-fessional journals. This is help-ful for students and business people alike who want the latest research on a subject. Those databases include InfoTrac and e-Library. Do you need to search in Spanish? No problem, use Informe. We also have special-ized subject databases such as Salem Health, Salem History, Salem Literature, and Salem Science. For more information about searching for information you can trust at the Columbia County Public Library, please call (386) 758-2101, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 3D3DLIFEBy SAMANTHA CRITCHELLAP Fashion WriterNEW YORK Â— Looking out the office window, wearing a tight, slick bun to go with that skirt suit and heels, do you long for the other side Â— the one where your hair could be tousled, wavy and full from the salt and humidity that comes from a day at the beach? Seems so tempting Â— until you think about that time you caught your-self in the rearview mirror after your last beach day. Yes, the hair was tousled, wavy and full Â— and also full of knots and going in every direction. WouldnÂ’t a slick bun or a good blowout solve everything? When it comes to hair, the grass often seems greener on the other side, but, experts say, both looks require a little work. And both can look really good. First, says Rachel Zoe, designer, celebrity styl-ist and co-founder of DreamDry blow-dry salons, manage expecta-tions. Â“Your hair will never come out exactly the same twice. Embrace it.Â” Still, a good-hair day boosts confidence like few other things, she says. On the days her hair really matters, Zoe says she wonÂ’t wash it. The natural oils in the hair will give it a better, more cooperative texture. Ric Pipino, co-founder of Patrick Melville Pipino Salons, says bouncy beach hair in the city and slick city hair at the beach are both attainable using a flat iron. To straighten hair: Make sure the ends of the hair are healthy or start with a trim. Blow dry hair using a flat brush instead of a round one, which will start the battle against frizz. Use a creamy smoothing product Â— another weapon against humidity. DonÂ’t tackle too much hair at one time with the flat iron. YouÂ’ll end up spending the same amount of time using smaller sec-tions, and youÂ’ll only have to go over the same spot once. Even with sleek locks, if youÂ’re wearing your hair down, consider curling the ends either up or down, which will seal the ends and keep them from frizz-ing. Consider pulling hair into a loose braid or bun until you arrive at your dayÂ’s destination. The longer the hair has limited exposure to humidity, the longer it will stay sleek. Once those little curls start to frame the face, Zoe says, itÂ’s time to cave. Create a defined, sharp side part, slick the hair with product or water, and put it in that tight top knot. Â“I think itÂ’s eventually going to become the most popular style for summer.Â” To curl hair: Let your hair dry naturally, which will add texture, and then use a dry shampoo to cre-ate the Â“piece-y-ness that usually comes from the salt and humidity,Â” Pipino says. Use the flat iron vertically to create loose ringlets. Louise OÂ’Connor, New York salon owner and brand ambassador for Black 15in1 hair products, prefers to mold curls of wet hair the old-fashioned way, spiraling them around the finger Â— also working ver-tically Â— and leaving them to air dry, which allows you to skip the heat that comes from the blow dryer or flat iron. Work the top layer of hair only or youÂ’ll have too much volume Â— part of the problem of real beach hair, says Louise OÂ’Connor, New York salon owner and brand ambassador for Black 15in1. ItÂ’s easier to keep this style on a warm, moist day, but you still donÂ’t want the weather to get the best of your Â‘do. You may also want to pull back the hair here, too, and just take it out at the last minute and run your fin-gers through it. Get the summer hair you want Fashion Easy ways to jazz up the classic campfire sÂ’moreASSOCIATED PRESSAlisha Levine gets a wavy beach-like hairstyle at Drea m Dry salon in New York. When it comes to hair, the grass often seems greener on the other side, but experts say both cur ly and straight looks require a little work. Information you can trust AT THE LIBRARY DEBBIE PAULSONdpaulson@neflin.org Q Debbie Paulson is director of the Columbia County Public Library. T he University of Florida has one of the best ento-mology departments in the country. Bug Week, an online product of that department, brought new articles to social media all this past week. You can read all the exciting bug stuff at http://bugs.ufl.edu A thought-provoking piece describes why many of the pests we love to hate are so important to many ecosystems. If we were to win the war against all cockroaches, a species of woodpeckers could quickly become extinct. Many pests that we despise are important parts of the food chain that supports many birds and other beloved wildlife. So we take the good with the bad. But cockroaches, mosquitoes and bed-bugs? Really? Some of the buzz at Bug Week (http://bugs.ufl.edu) includes more than just food for thought. According to a report made by the U.N., an insect-based diet may hold the answer to a food protein shortage and food security. Apparently, insects are rich in protein and good fats, and are also high in calcium, iron and zinc. The practice of eating insects, known as entomaphagy, is already common in many cultures. In the West, however, we have a long way to go. Before most of us would even consider eating a daily helping of insects, weÂ’ll have to be convinced that entomaphagy is a tasty and trendy practice, provides value pric-ing and is necessary for a healthy environment. Good luck. Newcomers to the state can be a little intimidated by the great num-ber of unfamiliar bugs encountered here. Which ones are good, bad, helpful, harmful or just downright weird? An objective of Bug Week is to help inform residents about these many insect species that share their home with us in this mild climate. Posting bug information will also help Floridians avoid species that pose a threat to health, safety and property. Lots of bugs, as well as people, enjoy and flourish in the sun, warmth and humidity of Florida. People come from around the world to vacation in our lovely state. This influx of people and cargo on ships and planes makes it increasingly easy for foreign insects to stow away and enter our borders undetected. Hurricanes can even carry exotic insects to land. At least one uninvited and unwelcome alien creature arrives here every month and wants to stay. If it arrives without predators that con-trol its population, that newcomer can eventually cause all kinds of damage. Public awareness of these new pests is an important aspect in containing and eliminating the pest before it becomes an invasive night-mare. The UF website keeps resi-dents updated on these intruders. The next time you see an unfamiliar bug, donÂ’t just grab the spray can. Get to know who shares your space. Is that bug really bad? Or just kind of ugly? Bug Week (http://bugs.ufl.edu), the research scientists, and the specialists at the University of Florida/IFAS are all resources for making your life better in Florida. www.solutionsforyourlife.com GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.A chance to bone up on bugs ASSOCIATED PRESSSÂ’mores made with salted oatmeal cookies are just one o f many possible way to jazz up the old campfire favorite. By ALISON LADMANAssociated PressThree simple ingredients Â— a marshmallow, a piece of chocolate and two graham crackers. The symbol of summer and campfire snacking. And there are so many possibilities for jazzing it up! Once you have a toasted marshmallow, you can sandwich it between all kinds of cookies, crack-ers and the like. Or you could swap out the basic chocolate for something a little more over-the-top, perhaps something with bacon or candied ginger embedded in it. And donÂ’t overlook gourmet marsh-mallows, which come in some wonderful flavors. And donÂ’t hesitate to jam other ingredients in there, too. Liven up your sÂ’mores with: Â— Thin pretzel sticksÂ— Dried fruit (such as dried cherries and pine-apple) Â— Sweetened shredded coconut Â— Thinly sliced fresh strawberries or apple Â— Maraschino cherriesÂ— Slices of bananaÂ— Thinly sliced brownie or cake (as an additional filling, not in place of the graham crackers) Â— Potato chipsAnd here are three more ideas to get your creativity flowing.TOASTED MOCHA SÂ’MORE Start to finish: 10 minutes Makes 1 sÂ’more1 marshmallow1-ounce piece dark chocolate with espresso 2 soft snickerdoodle cookies Toast the marshmallow on a stick or skewer to the desired level of toastiness. Carefully place the marsh-mallow and the chocolate between the snickerdoodles, using the top cookie to clamp the marshmallow in place and help remove it from the stick. Squish the cookies together and allow to cool for a minute before enjoying.SESAME CARAMEL SÂ’MORE Start to finish: 10 minutes Makes 1 sÂ’more1 marshmallow1-ounce piece caramel-filled chocolate 2 pieces sesame crisp bread or thin crisp cracker Toast the marshmallow on a stick or skewer to the desired level of toastiness. Carefully place the marsh-mallow and the caramel-filled chocolate between the crisp bread, using the top piece to clamp the marshmallow in place and help remove it from the stick. Squish the crisps together and allow to cool for a minute before enjoy-ing.SALTED OATMEAL SÂ’MORE Start to finish: 10 minutes Makes 1 sÂ’more1 marshmallow1-ounce piece sea salted dark chocolate 1 square soft caramel, flattened with your palms 2 oatmeal cookiesToast the marshmallow on a stick or skewer to the desired level of toastiness. Carefully place the marsh-mallow, chocolate and car-amel between the cookies, using the top cookie to clamp the marshmallow in place and help remove it from the stick. Squish the cookies together and allow to cool for a minute before enjoying.
4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 4DLIFE SUNDAY EVENING MAY 26, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsAmericaÂ’s Funniest Home VideosWipeout Players tackle the Killer Croc. Motive Â“Creeping TomÂ” (DVS) Rookie Blue Nick and Andy go missing. News at 11Inside Edition 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 Newsomg! Insider (N) Love-RaymondBig Bang TheoryCSI: Miami Harpooned yachtsman. Criminal Minds Â“To Hell ...Â” NewsSports ZoneChann 4 NewsBig Bang Theory 5-PBS 5 -Doc Martin Â“Nowt So QueerÂ” NOVA Â“Hunt for the SupertwisterÂ” National Memorial Day Concert (N) (Live) National Memorial Day ConcertDoc Martin Â“Nowt So QueerÂ” 7-CBS 7 47 47CBS Evening NewsAction News Jax60 Minutes (N) NCIS: Los Angeles Â“Lone WolfÂ” The Good Wife Â“Boom De Yah DaÂ” The Mentalist A reporter is murdered. Action Sports 360Two and Half Men 9-CW 9 17 17Music 4 UJacksonvillea Minor League Baseball Birmingham Barons at Jacksonville Suns. 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Oprah Presents Master Class Â“Jay-ZÂ” OprahÂ’s Next Chapter Tyler Perry. Visionaries: Inside the Creative MindOprah Presents Master Class Â“Jay-ZÂ” A&E 19 118 265Storage WarsStorage WarsDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyStorage WarsStorage Wars(:01) Storage Wars(:31) Storage Wars HALL 20 185 312(5:00) Â“Always and ForeverÂ” (2009)Â“Falling in Love With the Girl Next DoorÂ” (2006, Comedy) Patty Duke. Â“Ever After: A Cinderella StoryÂ” (1998, Romance) Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston. Frasier FX 22 136 248(5:00)Â“Iron ManÂ” (2008, Action) Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard.Â“Battle: Los AngelesÂ” (2011) Aaron Eckhart. U.S. Marine troops ght off alien invaders.Â“Battle: Los AngelesÂ” (2011) Aaron Eckhart. CNN 24 200 202CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom (N) Anthony Bourdain Parts UnknownAnthony Bourdain Parts UnknownAnthony Bourdain Parts UnknownAnthony Bourdain Parts Unknown TNT 25 138 245Â“Blade: TrinityÂ” (2004, Horror) Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson. NBA Tip-Off (N)d NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers. Eastern Conference Final, game 3. From Indianapolis. Inside the NBA (N) (Live) NIK 26 170 299SpongeBobSpongeBobSpongeBobSpongeBobSee Dad RunWendell & VinnieÂ“CluelessÂ” (1995, Comedy) Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash. Friends(:33) Friends SPIKE 28 168 241(5:22)Â“Star Wars: Episode II -Attack of the ClonesÂ” (2002, Science Fiction) Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman.Â“Star Wars: Episode III -Revenge of the SithÂ” (2005, Science Fiction) Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman. MY-TV 29 32 -12 OÂ’Clock High Â“Hot ShotÂ” M*A*S*HM*A*S*HColumbo Â“PlaybackÂ” MagnateÂ’s alibi is security system. M*A*S*HThriller Â“Hay-Fork and Bill-HookÂ” The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight Zone DISN 31 172 290Austin & AllyShake It Up!JessieGood Luck CharlieDog With a BlogDog With a BlogDog With a BlogDog With a BlogAustin & AllyGood Luck CharlieShake It Up!A.N.T. Farm LIFE 32 108 252Â“Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and FabulousÂ” (2005) Sandra Bullock. Â“ObsessedÂ” (2009, Suspense) Idris Elba, Beyonc Knowles, Ali Larter. Â“Sleeping With the EnemyÂ” (1991) Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin. USA 33 105 242NCIS Â“The Penelope PapersÂ” NCIS Â“DevilÂ’s TriangleÂ” (DVS) NCIS Â“Sins of the FatherÂ” NCIS Â“Newborn KingÂ” (DVS) NCIS Â“HousekeepingÂ” (DVS) Suits Â“NormandyÂ” Scottie returns. BET 34 124 329(5:00)Â“For Colored GirlsÂ” (2010, Drama) Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson. The Sheards (Season Finale) (N) The SheardsThe GameStay TogetherStay TogetherStay Together ESPN 35 140 206 College Softball: NCAA Tournament Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) a MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at New York Mets. From Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) ESPN2 36 144 209a College Baseball SEC Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. (N) NCAA Update College Softball NCAA Tournament -Arizona State vs. Kentucky. (N) CrossFit GamesCrossFit Gamesf MLS Soccer: Sounders at Galaxy SUNSP 37 -Inside the RaysSport FishingFlats ClassShip Shape TVSprtsman Adv.Reel TimeFishing the FlatsAddictive FishingPro Tarpon TournamentReel AnimalsFlorida Adventure DISCV 38 182 278Alaska: The Last Frontier Â“Fall FeastÂ” Alaska: The Last FrontierAlaska: The Last Frontier Â“PoopscicleÂ” North America Â“Learn Young or DieÂ” D-Day in 3D (N) North America Â“Learn Young or DieÂ” TBS 39 139 247(:15)Â“KillersÂ” (2010, Action) Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl. (DVS)Â“Bruce AlmightyÂ” (2003, Comedy) Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman. (DVS)Â“Bruce AlmightyÂ” (2003, Comedy) Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman. (DVS) HLN 40 202 204Murder by the Book Couple killed. Stories of CourageAmerican JourneyDominick Dunne: Power, PrivilegeMystery DetectivesMystery DetectivesMystery DetectivesMystery DetectivesDominick Dunne: Power, Privilege FNC 41 205 360FOX News Sunday With Chris WallaceFOX Report (N) Huckabee (N) FOX News Sunday With Chris WallaceGeraldo at Large (N) Huckabee E! 45 114 236(5:00)Â“Knocked UpÂ” (2007) Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd.Â“The Back-up PlanÂ” (2010, Romance-Comedy) Jennifer Lopez, Alex OÂ’Loughlin. Premiere. Married to JonasWhat Would RyanMarried to JonasWhat Would Ryan TRAVEL 46 196 277Sturgis: Biker MadnessMega RV CountdownTrip Flip (N) Xtreme WaterparksRock My RVRock My RVExtreme RVsExtreme RVs HGTV 47 112 229House HuntersHunters IntÂ’lHouse HuntersHunters IntÂ’lExtreme HomesYou Live in What? 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Â‘RÂ’ Â“Behind the CandelabraÂ” (2013, Docudrama) Michael Douglas. Premiere. Â“Behind the CandelabraÂ” (2013) MAX 320 310 515(5:15)Â“RayÂ” (2004, Biography) Jamie Foxx, Regina King. Â‘PG-13Â’ (7:50)Â“The Five-Year EngagementÂ” (2012) Jason Segel. Â‘RÂ’ Â“Project XÂ” (2012, Comedy) Thomas Mann. Â‘RÂ’ The Jump Off SHOW 340 318 545Salmon FishingThe Big C: Hereafter Â“The FinaleÂ” The Borgias Â“RelicsÂ” Nurse JackieNurse Jackie (N) Nurse JackieThe Borgias Â“LucreziaÂ’s GambitÂ” (N) The Borgias Â“LucreziaÂ’s GambitÂ” MONDAY EVENING MAY 27, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) The Bachelorette (Season Premiere) Desiree and her suitors arrive. (N) (:01) 20/20 (N) News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 NewsChann 4 NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondRules/EngagementBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryThe 10 OÂ’Clock News (N) Chann 4 News(:35) omg! 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Life With La ToyaLife With La Toya A&E 19 118 265Criminal Minds Â“True GeniusÂ” Criminal Minds Â“Dorado FallsÂ” Criminal Minds Â“Divining RodÂ” The Glades Â“Yankee DanÂ” Longmire Â“Unquiet MindÂ” (:02) Longmire Â“Unquiet MindÂ” HALL 20 185 312The Brady BunchThe Brady BunchThe Brady BunchThe Brady BunchFrasierFrasierFrasierFrasierFrasierFrasierFrasierFrasier FX 22 136 248How I Met/MotherHow I Met/MotherTwo and Half MenTwo and Half MenÂ“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferÂ” (2007) Ioan Gruffudd.Â“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferÂ” (2007) Ioan Gruffudd. CNN 24 200 202(5:00) The Situation Room (N) Erin Burnett OutFront (N) (Live) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) (Live) Â“ManhuntÂ” (2013) The hunt for Osama bin Laden began even before 9/11. Fareed Zakaria GPS TNT 25 138 245Falling Skies Â“MutinyÂ” Falling Skies Â“Eight HoursÂ” Castle Â“Inventing the GirlÂ” Castle An Arctic explorer dies. Castle A career-changing opportunity. 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DEAR ABBY: Some time ago, my husband and I became foster parents to a little girl who had been seriously abused. After we had cared for her only seven months, she was returned to her parents. Shortly after that, the mom signed guardianship over to the grandmother and now the grandmother is considering putting the child back into the system. This is a girl with Â“diffi-cultÂ” issues. Although I deeply loved her, the time she was with us was very challenging and hard. Do I sign up for a life filled with uncer-tainty and give this child a shot at stability? Or do I pray that she will find the perfect home to meet all her needs? -UNCERTAIN ABOUT THE FUTURE DEAR UNCERTAIN: Only you decide about whether you are up to the challenge of trying to fix this damaged girl. There is no disgrace to admit this is more than you feel you can manage. However, if you feel that you and your husband can make a difference, it is important that you know you wonÂ’t be alone in try-ing to handle her emotion-al issues. In this country, support systems for children are better than they are for adults. Your county mental health department can guide you. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 18 years. Our marriage has had its ups and downs. Last year we separated for eight months. We decided to stay married and are now again living together. I found out not long ago that he slept with my daughterÂ’s best friend. I am horrified that heÂ’d do such a thing, because as a teenager she would hang out at our home. I feel that what he did should have never happened. Although I would like to think our marriage can be repaired, I still have my doubts. Should I feel this way or let the past stay in the past? -LOOKING FOR ANSWERS IN OKLAHOMA DEAR LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Not every woman would forgive an affair that seems this uncomfortably Â“incestu-ous.Â” Joint marriage coun-seling should definitely be considered before you make up your mind. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: What is a manÂ’s ethical responsibility when he hears of a crime in group therapy? While attending a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, I heard a man confess that he had dropped a cinder block on a boyÂ’s head when he was 12. The man was never arrested for the crime. I canÂ’t stop thinking about the boy who was his victim. Should I tell the police? -SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH DEAR SOMEWHERE: It is the group leaderÂ’s responsibility to contact the authorities if a group member is a danger to himself or others. If this happened when the man was 12, what would it accomplish to report it at this point? Because this has been preying on your mind, you should talk with the group leader about the matter. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Socialize, travel and do the things that bring you joy. Get together with friends and offer your services to your commu-nity and you will feel good about your neighborhood and the new friends you make. Love is in the stars. +++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Money and emotions donÂ’t mix. Spending for the wrong reasons or lend-ing or borrowing should be limited. Go over your resume and look for ways to improve your cash intake. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take care of emotional issues. Nurture important relationships and do your best to make a contribu-tion that will make a differ-ence. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): There will be facts that you are not aware of regarding a job, contract, settlement or medical issue. Ask questions and research all you can before making a decision that can affect your life and future. Pry if you feel uninformed. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Approach whatever you do from a unique and unusual position. Offer what you feel comfortable with, not what someone asks for. Socialize and participate in entertaining activities that will encourage thought, self-improvement and new connections. Romance is highlighted. +++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Organization will be a must. Expect to face setbacks and emotional issues caused by someone who may not be sharing the whole truth with you. Dig deep and get to the bottom of any situation you face before making a promise. ++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Enjoy each moment. Take part in events and activities that make you happy, and most of all share your time with the people you love most. ++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Make adjustments and take the initiative today. Hone your skills and look for opportunities that will improve your life. Focus on getting ahead and form-ing reliable partnerships. DonÂ’t overspend on risky ventures or someone elseÂ’s talent. Keep in mind that charity begins at home. ++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put more effort into your relation-ships with others. Make the changes at home and to yourself that will please the people you love most. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You cannot hide the way you feel, and addressing issues openly may be intense at first, but in the end you will feel bet-ter and get good results. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): DonÂ’t take risks, especially if stubbornness is involved. Spend more time improving your home and family life. Show how much you care and how easy you can be to get along with. ++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Challenges may not be welcome, but if you refuse to let your emotions inter-vene and you are prepared to take positive action, you can avoid a situation that has the potential to change your status or hurt your reputation. ++ Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word SUNDAY CROSSWORD Across 1 Canine woe6 Decorates nicely11 Actress Hayworth15 Evian Championship org. 19 Fundamental truth&RIIHHBBB"*LYHBBB\DQN6RPHERRNPDUNV IRUVKRUW 23 Ana Ivanovic and 1RYDN'MRNRYLF" 25 Hyperbolically large/LNHVWHSSHV7RXUJXLGHV comment at theSULPDWHKRXVH" 'RQHLQ9HUGXQ7ZLJJ\VORRNLQ VIDVKLRQ 32 Wintry temps6LJQIRUWRXULVWV visiting the%ROVKRL" 40 Construction support 42 Swimming pool shade 0,7VBBB6FKRRO RI0DQDJHPHQW 44 Operator&U\EHIRUH2SHQ XS
By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK In Beijing and London, U.S. Olympian Cullen Jones was fierce in the water, bringing home gold and silver and setting a world record along the way. In the pool at P.S. 125, a Harlem elementary school, he was a sweetheart as he laughed, splashed and assured nervous 4-, 5and 6year-olds that they shouldnt be afraid to get wet. Summers almost here and that means pools, lakes and ocean beaches for mil lions of kids, but its a pre carious season for a great many who dont know how to swim. About 70 percent of African American chil dren cant swim, accord ing to research, govern ment data and the USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, the national body for competitive swim ming. The number of non-swimmers is about 60 percent among Latino chil dren and about 40 percent among whites. Its a big challenge, said Jones, who nearly drowned when he was 5 and flipped face down while on a huge slide at a Pennsylvania water park. I wasnt fooling around. I wasnt horseplaying or any thing like that, said Jones, 29. My parents were there. Lifeguards were there. Fully supervised and I still went under water for 30 seconds. Unfortunately, it only takes about 20 sec onds for a child to drown. They had to pull me out, resuscitate me. My mom got me into swim lessons. Ten people drown each day in the U.S. and drown ing is the second-leading leading cause of accidental death for children under 14, according to the foun dation. The reasons more black and Latino kids dont learn how to swim or dont per fect their skills to lifesav ing levels are varied, said Jones, an ambassador for Make a Splash, the founda tions safety initiative, and Debbie Hesse, the founda tions executive director. For urban kids, its some times a question of access to pools and free or afford able lessons. For us the critical piece is letting parents who dont swim know how important it is to teach kids, Hesse said. We found through our research that fear is a big factor. Especially from a cultural perspective, if youve been brought up to fear the water you teach that to your kids. Jones said he has seen it up close and noted a University of Memphis study in 2010 that pointed to another contributing fac tor, a hindrance of water on physical appearance, including the effect of water and pool chemicals on hair. Being African American myself and knowing people in my own family, weve been taught that this is something we dont do. We stay away from water. We dont swim, he said. Were trying to change a full cultural perspective on this. 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 6DLIFE Ready. Set. Vote! Best of the Best ballots will be available in June 2013. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BUSINESSES Lake City Reporter In The COMING SOON! ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones gives swimming lessons to Niko Diop, a pre-kindergar den student at Harlems P.S. 125 in New York. Jones is ambassador for the 5th Annual USA Swimming Foundations Make a Splash Tour, providing free swimming lessons, water safety education and awareness at city pools. I n garden club circles, we call it paths of sunshine. Thats what comes to mind as I drive down our county roads. The yel low coreopsis and pink phlox stretching out along the rural areas is the precursor toward summer for most North Florida residents. We are fortunate that our Department of Transportation mowing crews have learned to manage our beautiful wildflow ers by mowing at the proper time allowing the flowers to reseed for the following year. Another sure sign summer is here are the green fields of sweet corn growing rapidly toward maturity. By June, we will be able to have my personal favorite, the Silver Queen variety. So many great vegetables will be ready soon. Tomatoes will be vine-ripened, along with cucumbers, peppers, snap beans, eggplants, squash, okra, acre peas and other yummy summer vegetables. Im waiting patiently for the peaches, plums, canta loupes and watermelons. It is, indeed, a special season, along with the activities along our spe cial rivers. In my garden, May and June bring agapanthus with their blue and white flowering clusters. Daylilies will continue to bloom through June along with cannas, crinum lilies, gladiolus, gloriosa lilies, clivia, caladium, achime nes, and pink rain lilies provid ing color for the summer. These bulb-like plants take care of themselves year after year, multi plying to share with others. I mulch with leaves, and in time they break down and enrich the soil with nutrients. Fertilizer is seldom necessary unless there is a nutrient deficiency of some kind. The hydrangeas will be showing off soon. The oak-leaf hydrangea is in full bloom early in May with their cone-like, creamy white blossoms. Then the macrophylla or big-leaf hydrangeas will show off their huge blooms for weeks of color, including pink, white and blue to purple shades. Speaking of fertilizer, we need to improve fertilization practices along with wastewater disposal in the Ichetucknee Springshed in order to reduce the load of nitrate nitrogen leaching into the Floridan Aquifer. Nitrates from chemical fertilizers and leaky septic tanks are causes of our decline in water quality. This and the overpumping by consumptive uses of groundwa ter within and outside our local counties is causing a decline in the average flow of our rivers and springs. We can also see the results of more development and human activities in the amount of algae growing on our native vegetation under water. No one wants to lose our precious springs or our rivers quality. We that are closely asso ciated within the Three Rivers community should be the first to educate ourselves and others by treating our beloved natural areas with respect by leaving as little of our footprints as possible. ON GARDENING Martha Ann Ronsonet This is the season of garden abundance Olympic swimmer on the road for water safety Martha Ann Ronsonet lives in Lake City.
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