The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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John H. Perry
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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By AMANDA WILLIAMSON With a painted lions mane and smile adorn ing her face, six-year-old Katelyn tumbled down the bounce house slide, squealed as she jumped off the slides edge and dashed back inside the multi-colored playhouse. Her older brother, Joshua, caught up with her at the top of the slide as she circled around. A matching tigers grin zig zagging his cheeks, Joshua mischievously hugged his sister before pulling her down the slide with him. Both excited, the bounce houses were their favorite part of Friday eve nings Pinemount Palooza at Pinemount Elementary School. The festival fea tured a collection of festi val-esque games, such as musical chairs, beanbag toss, ring toss and more. Nettles Sausage donated food for the night, and three items two bicycles and a stocking stuffed with toys were available to be raffled away. The school was buzz ing with excitement all day for the Palooza, said PTO president Sarah Sandlin. We appreciate Lake City Reporter SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM Tigers fall to Bartram Trail 29-24 Friday. Think Lake City First on Black Friday. SUNDAY EDITION 1C 1B CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 TODAY IN PEOPLE Santa visits the mall. AROUND THE REGION Rion Paige makes it to X Factors top 8. 91 64 T-Storm Chance People .................. 2A Opinion ................ 4A Obituaries .............. 5A Advice .................. 5D Puzzles .............. 2B, 3B 61 34 Partly cloudy WEATHER, 8A Vol. 139, No. 210 1A By AMANDA WILLIAMSON F or Amber Hydes threeyear-old son, her absence means his mother is away at the doctors house get ting her boo-boos fixed. But to Hyde, it means weeks of living at UF Health in Gainesville to undergo che motherapy, a stem-cell transplant and an experimen tal drug treat ment to fight off Hodgkins lymphoma. Im thankful to be in remis sion, she said. If my story can give someone else the strength to fight, then Ive done enough. The 25-yearold Lake City native, who now lives in Macclenny, discovered a lump in her neck one afternoon in early 2012 while stopped at a red light. Suffering through a bad cough, Hyde cracked her neck and found the lump. She thought she had pulled a muscle, but her family physician knew she needed to have it checked out. After a chest x-ray and CT scan, Hyde was referred to an oncologist in Jacksonville. Her first biopsy, taken from her right arm, returned negative. But a biopsy on her neck lymphnode in February 2012 revealed she had stage II Hodgkins lymphoma. Oh my gosh, I cried, Hyde said. I used to be an American Sign Language interpreter for the Columbia County School System, but now I stay at home and fight cancer. Her first thought, Hyde said, when she found out about the cancer was for her husband, Gregory, and her child, Grant. But Gregory Hyde was just glad Amber Hyde caught the cancer so quickly. Every day, I thank God for what everyone is doing, Gregory Hyde added, all the doctors, all the nurses and especially all the prayers. At the time of the diagnosis, Gregory and Amber Hyde had only been mar ried for a couple years. They celebrated their fourth anniversary on Nov. 14. We had a 19-month-old baby. Thats hard, she added. We were going through the same things that people who had been married for years and years were.... I get emotional now. But I got my port in and we got through it. Soon Hyde was undergoing ABVD chemotherapy treatment, a first-line attack on Hodgkins lymphoma that consists of four different drugs Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine and Dacarbazine. Before she even finished treat ment, Hyde entered remission for the first time in July 2012. However, when she returned in March 2013 for her yearly checkup, doctors found a recur rence of the cancer in her neck, the original location. A biopsy showed her Hodgkins lymphoma had returned. Four treatments of ICE (ifosfamide, carboplatin and etoposide) did not help at all. I made the decision to come to Shands on my own, Hyde said. What they were doing in Jacksonville just wasnt working. When arriving at UF Health in Gainesville, her new oncologist decided to prescribe her a relatively new drug on the market for fighting Hodgkins lymphoma, ADCETRIS (brentuximab). Plans come together for cleaning up local lake By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Trash still clings to the surface of Lake Montgomery, but in early December a team from the Lake City Public Works Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a clean-up to remove the litter. Public Works Director Thomas Henry reached out to the FWC to acquire access to three boats and three drivers for the Dec. 4 event, after it was brought to his attention by a newspaper reporter that the lake had fallen through the cracks. The cleaning will start at 8:30 a.m., and Henry invites the community to participate. Anyone can help by bring ing their own boat to navigate the lakes edges. The city plans to provide volun teers with supplies, such as trash bags. All we can do is the best we can, Henry said. Were trying to put some signage up. Maybe then [the public] will think before they toss trash into the lake or maybe they will think before leaving it on the dock. A glance across the lakes surface reveals a scattering of trash debris from fast food cups, plastic water bottles and blue bait containers. Even though there is already a trash can on the dock, the city added another trash can along JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Amber Hyde, a Lake City native, is currently undergoing treatment for Hodgkins lympoma at the bone marrow transplant unit at UF Health Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville. Still thankful Shell be hospitalized for holiday, but remains grateful for all she has. Jobless rate dropping here By TONY BRITT Columbia Countys unemployment rate contin ues to drop and in October registered 6.1 percent, a three-tenths percent drop from September and still below both the state and national averages, accord ing to information released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The county unemploy ment rate for September was 6.4 percent. Floridas unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in October, while the nation al unemployment rate was 7.3 percent. Floridas unemployment rate was six-tenths of a percent below the U.S. rate. Darlene Strimple, Florida Crown Workforce Board Project Director, said the jobless rate con tinues to improve based on several seasonal factors. Employment starts trending up in October for people to set up for Halloween and seasonal dis plays, she said. Seasonal tourism and agriculture start slowly trending up in North Central Florida in October. Seasonal hir ing also starts in the retail sector. All of these factors contribute to the shrinking unemployment numbers. Although there has been job losses in the region in government trade, trans portation, utilities, natu ral resources, informa tion and other services,, Strimple said based on the most recent reported data from March 2013 of the 10 major industry sectors in the state, 9 of 10 sectors are up. At a local level seven industry sectors have shown an increase in available jobs from a year ago, she said. Concerns over the debt ceiling and the government shut down may contribute to a drop in consumer con fidence, which contributes to lower consumption and has the potential to affect employment rates. Strimple said Florida Crown Workforce Board officials expect to see con tinued job growth as the holiday season approaches. We expect the trend of increased employment opportunities to continue until after the holidays, she said. A number of companies have already hired additional staff. The great thing about accept ing a seasonal job is that it sometimes turns into a long term job if there are other openings that come available within the com pany. Traditionally, retail jobs begin increasing in October due to Halloween, and continue upward through the rest of the hol iday season. An additional factor in increased employ ment opportunities in our region tie into agricultural and tourism, which are starting to trend back up in North Florida. Strimple said other areas with employment needs in Falls to 6.1 percent, below state and national average. Public Works has plans to start project, but residents wonder if itll be enough. FILE A view of the trash filling up Lake Montgomery earlier in November. HYDE continued on 6A LAKE continued on 6A If my story can give someone else the strength to fight, then Ive done enough. JOBS continued on 6A JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Second-grader Zoey Hemeon, 8, shows off her cat face paint. See more in Tuesdays Reporter. Large crowds and loads of fun at Palooza By the numbers 7.5% in Oct. 2012 31,199 county residents 28,849 employed 2,350 unemployed 6.4% in Sept. 2013 30,924 county residents 28,939 employed 1,985 unemployed 6.1% in Oct. 2013 30,637 county residents 28,777 employed 1,860 unemployed PALOOZA continued on 6A


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 1-24-30-35-12 Friday: 3-5-22-24-33 Saturday: Afternoon: 8-6-3 Saturday: Afternoon: 8-8-6-3 Wednesday: 23-24-32-44-49-50-x4 Republican convention cost Tampa nearly $677,000 TAMPA T he city of Tampa spent just more than half its $50 million federal security grant housing and feeding out-of-town law enforcement officers, renting portable toilets and leasing a protest area near the Forum during last years Republican National Convention. According to a report issued by the city Friday, the weeklong gathering also cost the city nearly $677,000 in costs not cov ered by the federal grant including $171,000 in lost revenue from closed parking garages, more than $63,000 spent maintaining streets and welding man holes shut, and $28,000 picking up trash downtown. The report said there was $363.5 million in taxable sales across the region because of the RNC. The convention, which was held in Aug. 2012, filled 92 percent of the regions hotel beds. First Lady to release cookbook TALLAHASSEE First Lady Ann Scott is planning to release a cookbook to mark the Sunshine States 500th anniversary. The cookbooks theme is Viva Florida and will fea ture a collection of favorite recipes from former first ladies, along with photos and biographies of each of them. Former first ladies Mary Call Collins and Carole Crist will be among those featured in the book. Scott said Thursday the cookbook will be titled La Florida and will include a foreword by former man sion chef Art Smith. The Miami Herald reports the wives of Gov. Leroy Collins and Gov. Reubin Askew, have also published cookbooks. Its unclear when Scotts cookbook will be released or how much it will cost. Elderly woman in wheelchair shot MIAMI An elderly South Florida woman in a wheelchair has been shot and wounded inside her own home. The Miami Police Department said the 70-yearold woman was watching television Friday morning when a gunman appeared outside her door and began shooting into the house. Police say the woman was hit several times. The womans 26-year-old granddaughter was also in the home and was also wounded by gunfire. Both women were being treated at a local hospital. Their names were not imme diately released. The elderly woman was listed Friday afternoon in serious condi tion and her granddaughter was in stable condition. Police say the older woman was not the target of the shooting but they released no other details. Bail set for 2 teens in gang rape FORT LAUDERDALE A South Florida judge has set bail for two teenage girls accused of taking part in the gang rape of another girl, which the attackers allegedly video taped with cell phones. Fifteen-year-old Patricia Montes and 16-year-old Erica Avery are both charged as adults with felony armed sexual assault and kidnapping. The Miami Herald reports that Broward Circuit Judge Lisa Porter set bail Thursday at $100,000 for each girl even as she described the attack as exceedingly brutal. Porter, who watched the video before the hearing, called it disturbing. The conduct of these ladies is depraved, it is just unconscionable that people can treat each other like this, Porter said. Videos dont lie and the video is there. It wasnt clear when they might be released, and one girls attorney said her family might have difficulty raising even the 10 percent required for bail. They have not entered pleas. Prosecutors say the pair and three others invited the 16-year-old victim to a house, where they alleg edly pinned her down and began punching and kick ing her. Authorities say the group refused to stop until the girl agreed to have sex with a 19-year-old man. CANBERRA, Australia H ugh Jackman, star of The Wolverine, revealed he has been treated for skin cancer and shared a selfie showing his bandaged nose. Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! he wrote on Instagram, referring to his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. The 45-year-old Oscar-nominated Jackman said he had a basal cell car cinoma, a common form of skin can cer that is rarely fatal. The note he posted early Friday didnt say when his medical treatment took place. Please dont be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sun screen!!! he wrote. Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world, and two in three Australians will be diagnosed before age 70, according to the national health department. Jackman is an advocate for can cer research. He has revealed that when he asked his mother-in-law Fay Duncan president of the Fight Cancer Foundation in Australia for her blessing when he pro posed to Furness, she told him that supporting the fight against cancer was one of the requirements to get that blessing. Burnett, Downey take The Bible music on road NASHVILLE Mark Burnett and Roma Downeys The Bible fran chise continues to grow in unexpect ed ways. Up next? A 16-city music tour featuring some of todays most popular Christian acts. The tour begins next March follow ing the nationwide theatrical release of The Bible companion film Son of God, and will feature music inspired by and visual components from the movie and miniseries. I think that music just has such a wonderful ability to connect and open your heart and the images from our film certainly are going to touch your heart, Downey said. So I think its just going to be a really beautiful, heartfelt experience all around for people to attend. Attend they will, if previous reac tion to The Bible continues to hold true. The five-part History miniseries was one of the surprise hits of 2013, averaging 11 million viewers for each episode last spring in the U.S. Burnett and Downey have been rolling it out overseas as well its playing in Hong Kong now and the United Kingdom is up next. Mudcats star charged with assault in Okla. DUNCAN A star of a real ity show about hand fishing was charged Friday with assault and rob bery after allegedly breaking into a rural Oklahoma home and assaulting the homeowners. Winston Walters, 20, made an initial court appearance and was charged with conjoined robbery, burglary in the first and seconddegree, conspiracy and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to online court records. His bond was set at $2.5 million. National Geographic Channels show Mudcats featured Walters catching catfish with his hands, a type of fishing known as noodling. Sheriff Wayne McKinney told KSWO that Walters, who is from Walters, Okla., and another man broke into a rural Stephens County home in January and shot the man and tied up the woman. The two men then report edly stole money and guns. Authorities initially arrested two other men following the incident, but they were released based on DNA evi dence. Earlier this month, law enforce ment officers conducted a drug bust in Walters and discovered a stolen gun registered to the family that lived in the Stephens County home. Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer Wednesday: 4-18-23-32-45-7 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 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. HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... 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Mark Twain AMANDA WILLIAMSON/Lake City Reporter Santa will be back Santa Claus came to town on Saturday, where he posed for pictures with children at the Lake City Mall. Here, he holds 4-year-old Kenzley Santillana, left, and 2year-old Kennet while they smile for Christmas photos. Santa wont be back at the mall until Black Friday weekend. Check with the mall for further details. AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter Riding for the benefit of others More than 40 motorcycles and 50 riders participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2206 Riders group benefit ride on Saturday. Proceeds from the ride were donated to the VFW, and in turn benefit combat veterans in Lake City. The four-hour ride meandered through Lake Butler, Alachua and Branford before returning to the VFW. According to Mark Bower, chairman of the VFW Riders, the group plans to organize a benefit ride every six months. 2A Associated Press Associated Press


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 3A3A 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comDistrict 2 of the Florida Department of Transportation revealed their tentative five year work program for Columbia County at Thursday evening’s county commission meeting. The DOT plans to spend approximately $65,244,000 on various road paving, resurfacing and improvement projects in Columbia County between 2015 and 2019. “Governor Scott and our state-elected officials directed us to become an eco-nomic development agency, not just a transportation agency, but a combination thereof,” DOT District 2 Secretary Greg Evans said at the meeting. He emphasized the projects as a key component of increasing the efficiency and movement of raw materials between interstates and state routes in order to help build the local economy, suggesting that improved infrastructure may lead to job growth. Notable Projects:•I-75: Plans to resurface I-75 from US 90 to north of I-10 beginning 2016, including a number of drainage and landscaping improvements along exits and interchanges in that area. Estimated cost—$13,703,000; •I-10: Plans to install additional lighting along the US 41 and 441 interchanges between 2018 and 2019. Estimated cost—$2,488,000; •Baya Avenue: Plans to resurface Baya Avenue, with a bulk of the work to be completed by 2016. Estimated cost—$5,300,000; •US 41: Plans to resurface parts US 41 between US 90 and County Road 252 to be completed by 2017. Estimated cost—$1,888,000; •Sister’s Welcome Road: Plans to resurface parts of Sister’s Welcome road from County Road 242 to US 90. Estimated cost—$960,000. •Bell Road: Plans to convert Bell Road, a dirt road, between US 41 and US 441 into a two-lane paved road by 2015. Estimated cost—$1,166,000. •Olustee Creek Bridge: Plans to replace the County Road 241 bridge over Olustee Creek by 2016. Estimated cost—$3,412,000. •Southwest Herlong Street: Plans to convert Southwest Herlong Street, a dirt road, into a paved two-lane road between State Road 47 and County Road 240 by 2015. Estimated cost—$2,142,000. •Southwest Old Wire Road: Plans to convert Southwest Old Wire Road, a dirt road, into a paved two-lane road between Southwest Elm Church Road to Southwest Herlong Street. Estimated cost—$1,238,000. •Lake City Gateway Airport: Plans to make various improvements to taxiways and runways at the local regional air-port, as well as new hangars. Estimated cost—$9,790,000. Commissioners unanimously expressed their gratitude for DOT’s efforts to improve infrastructure in Columbia County, but also requested additional projects be added to the plans, such as a traffic light for the dangerous SR 47–King Road–Wester Road intersection and addi-tional lighting to illuminate various side-walk-lined roads shrouded in darkness at night near Branford Highway. Evans also hinted at landmarks planned for the I-75, I-95 and I-10 entrances into Florida. The landmarks would be a series of 32’ columns reminiscent of a suspen-sion bridge, “a gateway, if you will,” as part of statewide rebranding strategy. “Florida’s open for business now,” Evans said. “We’re taking that a step further and doing a rebranding of Florida. There’s 90 million visitors a year. Half of those, about 45 million, come by vehicle.” DOT representatives said they will be hosting a public open house-style meet-ing to gather local questions and feed-back at their office on Marion Avenue Dec. 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comCounty commissioners Thursday evening OK’d a $200,000 allocation to the Columbia County School District for renovating the girls softball field at Columbia High School. “The school system has needed to make upgrades to the facility,” County Manager Dale Williams said. “There are issues—seating limitations, concessions, fenc-ing—just about every-thing you could name.” The county had $200,000 set aside for the construction of a girl’s softball “champion-ship” field at Southside Recreational Complex as one of the final stages of a multi-million dollar renovation process. The field would be used for championship girls softball games and would be, in the words of commissioner Ron Williams, the “jewel” of the Southside complex. According to Dale Williams, since the con-struction of the champion-ship field was so far down the road, he suggested staff allocate those funds to the school district for the time being. The exchange will also include an interlo-cal agreement codifying responsibilities and logis-tics in the mutual use of the CHS stadium between the county and the school district. “They will agree to allow it to be used for recreational tournament play when needed,” Dale Williams said. “That shouldn’t be a difficult agreement to prepare.” Once funded, the school district would han-dle all construction and improvements. Upgrades would include additional seating, fencing addi-tion/changes, irrigation improvements, dugouts and concessions. “I think it’s a good thing for us to spend the money,” commission chairman Stephen Bailey said. “This will be the first female sport we’ve helped at the high school.” By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comThe county commission Thursday agreed to move forward with negotiations with private communica-tion companies toward a much-needed overhaul of their public safety commu-nication systems. RCC Consultants, Inc., a global telecommunications engineering firm, will pre-side as the county’s neu-tral third party consultant as they canvass bids from companies that could man-age the rollout of a new countywide 800 MHz sys-tem. “A large portion of the county, you are not guaran-teed coverage with a por-table radio, like the kind law enforcement and public safety use,” county Safety Manager David Kraus said. “The hardest signal to get is the handheld radios they carry on their hip. You’ve got to have a stronger sig-nal to get to that.” The county currently operates on a very high frequency (VHF) system prone to a wide variety of interference from compet-ing signals and elevation changes. “VHF is such an old technology and the band is so open, you can get a lot of interferences from other agencies and sources,” Kraus said. “800 is a set of protected frequencies, so there’s little chance of interference. It’s a digital signal, not an analog sig-nal.”Open communicationOne of the main benefits of the 800 MHz sys-tem would be its ability to “trunk,” or facilitate mul-tiple conversations over a small sample of frequency channels. In other words, a single person communi-cating wouldn’t tie up the entire channel. “Interoperability is one of the major reasons agen-cies switch to 800 MHz,” Kraus said. “It allows us to talk to the city and neigh-boring counties as we go through patch systems. We can start communicating with other agencies which is more difficult with the current system we have.” The push for a new system also stems from the question of sustainability. County staff had two options: Continue making repairs and hard-ware upgrades to the aging VHF system, or pursue a costlier replacement that will be more reliable in the long run. “As equipment gets older, you have to upgrade it,” Kraus said. “With new technology, since it’s computer based and all digital, they can upgrade software like you would upgrade Windows. So you can expand the life cycle because it is software-driv-en rather than hardware-driven.” St. Johns County, finding themselves in a similar predicament, entered into a $24.5 million contract with Motorola to convert to 800 MHz for public safety com-munications that went live in March. Kraus said the county plans to use that deal as a starting point for nego-tiations, looking to get a discount through economy of scale inherent in the countywide project.Finding fundsCounty Manager Dale Williams estimated the new system could cost in excess of $14,000,000, and acknowledged that it would be unlikely the county would pay that full amount without financing. “We’re probably looking at a number of avenues the board could consider. How long it takes to get the money depends on the type of financing we may decide,” Williams said. “For example, if we decide to do a bond issue, that takes a certain amount of time. That could be a four month ordeal if we’re being very optimistic. At the end of the day, the goal would be to use the least amount of money up front.” RCC’s design includes:•Upgrades to the Franklin Street and Cumorah Hill towers; •Re-purposing of the Cumorah Hill equipment shelter; •Development of seven new tower sites and a new Emergency Operations Center site. County staff and RCC consultants will sit down with representatives from various communications companies, Motorola included, in order to nego-tiate the most cost-effective and reliable system moving forward. Kraus shared the commission’s desire to have a tentative figure reached by the next county commis-sion meeting Dec. 5, but would not sacrifice quality for sake of time.Overcoming challenges“We’re not going to rush it,” Kraus said Friday. “We want to make sure we get it right. This is a major decision.” Public safety leaders were eager to see the 800 MHz system materialize as soon as possible, citing safety concerns for staff out in the field. “Some buildings you go into, you don’t have the capability of [sending communications back to dispatchers],” Columbia County Fire Rescue Chief David Boozer said about the current VHF system. “That’s one of the chal-lenges we face when we get inside of structures. If things go bad and you need to call for help, that’s not always possible. When we step out of a truck, that’s where we step into a dan-ger zone.” Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter said guaran-teed coverage county-wide could mean the difference between life and death in certain circumstances, such as searching for lost hunters or children in the northeast portion of the county—a large radio dead zone with the current sys-tem. “A deputy goes out to a rural area or into a house and can’t pick his radio up for help when he’s in a bad situation... that’s just not acceptable,” Hunter said. “I’m very excited about us having a radio system that will cover our entire coun-ty. It’s been a long time coming.” County to negotiate new radio system$200K set aside for CHS softball Seating, fencing among items to be upgraded. Dale Williams‘VHF is such an old technology and the band is so open, you can get a lot of interferences from other agencies and sources...800 is a set of protected frequencies, so there’s little chance of interference. It’s a digital signal, not an analog signal.’ — County Safety Manager David Kraus DOT reveals 5-year programOpen meetingWhen: December 5 from 2-6 p.m. Where: DOT office on Marion Ave. What: open-house meeting for the public to ask questions and get feedback about upcoming projects PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the ReporterCollision on CR 252Sgt. Pace of the Florida Highway Patrol examines the wreck age of a 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant. According to an FHP med ia release, Adam Levi Smith, 25, was westbound on CR 252 at 10:11 p.m. Thursday when his Mitsubishi struck a Ford 150 pickup being towed by a 2004 Chevy Suburban. The driver of the Suburban, Craig Edward Holder, 55, was trav eling east on CR 252 when, according to the report, Holder attempted to turn into the S&S Food Store and the right front of the Mitsubishi struck the vehicle in tow. After the collis ion the Mitsubishi traveled 417 feet to the intersection of CR 252 and Birley Road. No injuries were reported, though both roads were blocked for about an hour. CCSO, CCFD and a Lifeguard ambulance were also on scene. COURTESY VIRGINIA BOYETTEJim Boyette, then of Lake City, stands watch at the casket of Pr esident John F. Kennedy in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in November 1963. To his right is the Kennedy family. Boyette’s sister-in-law, Virginia Boyette of Lake City, said he never spoke to local family members of the experience. Jim Boyette settled in New Smy rna Beach, where he later died. ABOVE LEFT: A clipping from the Lake City Reporter in 1963. An estimated $65.2M will be spent on county roads. Standing guard over Kennedy


OPINION Sunday, November 24, 2013 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 — “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: Planting seeds of knowledge, more TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1784, Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, was born in Orange County, Va. In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published ‘‘On the Origin of Species,’’ which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection. In 1862, Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to command the Department of the West during the Civil War. In 1941, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Edwards v. California, unanimously struck down a California law prohibiting people from bringing impoverished non-residents into the state. In 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television. Religious freedom meets reality TV J ust when you thought real-ity television couldn’t get more bizarre ... How about a star who handles poisonous snakes? He’s not a herpetologist dedicated to risking his life to advance medicine. Actually, he is probably the diamet-ric opposite – one who eschews rational explanations and follows a bible-oriented faith in which he employs rattlers and cottonmouths and copperheads in a mountain church. It’s not a new way of life for some of those who occupy the rural hills and fertile fields of Eastern Tennessee. Folks have been doing it there with varying degrees of success (which includes just sur-viving) for 100 years. What makes 22-year-old Andrew Hamlin different is that he has joined the “American Hoggers” and “Ice Truckers” and the bearded mavens of “Duck Dynasty” in the cable world of the offbeat and sometimes the just plain weird. What makes Hamlin’s show a bit different is that “Snake Salvation” is the product of one of the most respected institutions in America, National Geographic, known for its global explorations in print and television. That apparently hasn’t much impressed Tennessee authori-ties, however, who have charged Hamlin with keeping dozens of the deadly vipers in a room for routine touching during services at his Tabernacle Church of God (the trick is to keep them from touching you). Hamlin has pleaded not guilty, and his followers complain that it is a contravention of their religious freedom. The harrowing practice does seem to run counter to a Supreme Court ruling that the state has the right to protect people by banning creatures of this sort except in zoos. But Hamlin contends that the zoo exception should apply to reli-gious practitioners. Tennessee is a place where religious fundamentalism always has thrived. Consider the still controver-sial confrontation that took place in the same neighborhood early in the last century when a schoolteacher, John T. Scopes, was fired for expos-ing his class to Darwinism. The so-called brought together such celebrated antagonists as William Jennings Bryan, a three time presi-dential nominee, and legal giant, Clarence Darrow, who battled over evolution vs. creationism under the watchful eye of the world’s press, including H.L. Mencken, the caustic iconoclast of the Baltimore Sun. While no one expects the current debate to reach that decibel, the pres-ence of “National Geo” and the con-tested room full of nasty critters ... is enough to make the alligator wres-tlers and wild boar hunters and view-ers of cable television take notice. ... And although ... driving a truck over icy roads or manipulating heavy equipment or fishing for king crab off Alaska are conducted with some degree of peril to the “performers,” none appears more chilling than watching a preacher play with a 6-foot rattlesnake while exhorting his congregants on the ways of following God. Why this becomes fare for entertaining the masses is relatively clear. It’s the same reason motorists slow down to view an accident or we are fascinated by the ugliness of ants attacking a tarantula.... The other day I ran into a show called “The Governor’s Wife,” a pitiful exhibition of the ups and downs of a marriage between a 30-something beauty and former Louisiana Gov. and ex-convict Evan Edwards, an octogenarian who apparently doesn’t know it, and featuring her stepdaugh-ters, his children from an obviously former marriage who are in their 60s. The wife is now pregnant. Halleluiah, brother! So what’s next? How about tryouts for the lead in a musical about Terry Schiavo?Great plans need great actionE ntrepreneurs always give me a wake-up call and put a little spring in my step. I really enjoy reading about or hearing about people who have an idea, set goals and stick with them to the point of reality. The story about Christen Wooley Bell and her Vestpakz invention was one of those stories. We featured an update on Bell and her wearable backpack vest on the front page of Tuesday’s (Nov. 19) Lake City Reporter. Bell is grown and married now, and lives in North Carolina, but the invention came about because as a sixth-grade student in Live Oak, she had to be innovative with a class project and design a product that solved a problem. She and her friends had sore shoulders from lugging around all their textbooks in a traditional backpack. So, she crafted a prototype and earned a good grade and several contest accolades. Her family helped her along with encouragement and advice and, as she said, saw more potential in the Vestpakz than she first imagined. Now, she has received a U.S. Patent, partnered with Eastsport to manu-facture the bags, and they will soon be on Walmart shelves in select areas, although not Lake City or Live Oak. Online at, the bags have a starting price of $59.99, depending on the size of the vest. The world needs more entrepreneurs like her. Millions of people try new ideas every day, hoping for their big break and a quick, straight road to fortune. That almost never happens. Success takes long-term commit-ment, along with a bit of luck. I look at our country now and I’m concerned the growing sense of entitlement I see everywhere will stifle the entrepreneurial spirit even more than the ever-present real-ity that taking something from an idea to success story has Vegas-like odds against vaulting the inventor to household-name status. If you have an idea, research all the angles of the creation and what you will do with it once it’s complet-ed. Make a plan. Execute the plan. Don’t quit. Our world at this moment is technology heavy. With the Internet, research possibilities are endless. Not all of these offerings are accu-rate or credible, but there’s plenty of legitimate information to sort through. Whether you need clarifi-cation on a business plan or group funding, there are opportunities. It can help you answer a few ques-tions and form intelligent opinions before you sit down and talk formally with anyone face to face. Technology also is the big killer of dreams. Technology makes peo-ple soft. It pushes humans to crave instant gratification and the opera-tions manual for entrepreneurial success doesn’t include a chapter entitled “instant” anything. People can’t stay the course. They whine. They give up. Some with great ideas can’t even stay focused long enough to put the plan in writing. It makes me think of the farmer who gets off his tractor after plow-ing hundreds of acres and mentions how tired he is after such a long day. The old, retired grandfather farmer who began his career work-ing tiny fields behind a team of mules or plow horses chuckles and reminds the youngster how easy he has it today. The wiser gentleman also wonders if the same energy from his day would have been applied to the opportunities of today, how much more could have been accomplished? I’m inspired by Christen Wooley Bell and idea people everywhere. Opportunities to be more success-ful exist around us everywhere. I hope the next great entrepreneur is reading this and making notes for their plan, preparing to chase their dream. I hope they have the drive to make things happen. T he Fort White branch of the public library is to be com-mended for its latest forward-thinking project: a seed lending program. The library will be open Wednesdays from 1 until 4 p.m. in Fort White. All you need is a Columbia County library card to take home packets of seeds. And if you don’t live in Fort White and don’t want to drive there, you can request seeds through a nearby branch. Setting up a seed library in our county was a great idea. It’s not exactly a library in the traditional sense just yet, however. For now, you just take the seeds home and plant them. Eventually, borrows will be asked to return seeds harvested from their plants. But seed-saving isn’t as easy as it sounds. Before you know it, you can end up propagating all manner of new varieties that may or may not be as desirable as the originals. Seeds for beets, carrots, basil, peas, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, turnips, dill, foxglove, sunflowers, thyme and more are now available. Get planting, watering and hoeing, Columbia County. Q Associated Press Todd Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Dan K. Thomasson Q Dan K. Thomasson is former editor of Scripps Howard News Service.4AOPINION


COMING UP Public workshop The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks announces a public workshop to which all per sons are invited. The meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at the Columbia County School District Auditorium, 372 W. Duval St., Lake City. The subject matter to be considered is presentation of potential locations for a proposed Union monu ment at Olustee Battlefield State Park for public review and comment. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by con tacting Michelle Waterman, park manager, Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096. (386) 397-2733, fax # (386) 397-4262 or e-mail: Michelle.Waterman@dep. TODAY Karaoke with Mark VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, will host Karaoke with Mark at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. Wings, shrimp and burgers will be served from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This event is open to the public. Nov. 28 Free dinner The community is invit ed to the 13th annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 697 SW Baya Drive, in the fellowship hall. The menu consists of turkey and dressing, graving, cranber ry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, homemade bread, coffee or tea and a selection of desserts. Everyone is invited to join friends in sharing food and fellowship. Call 752-0670 with questions. LAD Soup Kitchen The LAD Soup Kitchen, 127 Escambia St., is offer ing their 22nd annual free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal will include turkey and dress ing, ham, yams, collard greens, assorted cakes and pies and more. Call LAD Soup Kitchen at 386-7582217 for more. Dec. 2 Christmas Bazaar LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court, is hosting a Christmas Bazaar with all handcrafted items from December 2 through December 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Call 386755-0235 for more. Dec. 3 Prevention Plus Deb Harrell, a naturo pathic doctor and health counselor from Gainesville, will discuss practical solu tions to a healthy lifestyle on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the West Branch Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The talk is titled, The Down and Dirty Tips to Living a Clean and Healthy Life: 7 Practical Solutions that Anyone Can Do. The event is free and open to the public. Dec. 4 CCBA Luncheon Columbia County Builders Association will have a luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Gators Dockside. Tyson Johnson, from Parker Johnson Agency, will explain the Affordable Care Act. The public is invited but seating is limit ed, therefore a reservation is required. Lunch is $12 for CCBA members and $15 for non-members (inclusive). Please call 386-867-1998 to make a reservation. Olustee planning The Blue Grey Army will have a planning meet ing for the 2014 Olustee Festival at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia County School District Central Building, Room 153, at 409 SW St. Johns St. The festival will be Feb. 14-16. For informa tion, call 755-1097. Lake City newcomers The Lake City newcom ers will host a friendship luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Long Horn Steak House. Part of the entertainment will be a gift exchange of gifts no less than $10. You must bring a gift to get one. Call Rose Taylor at 755-2175 with questions. Friends and guests are welcome. Dec. 6 QRIS meeting The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc. PROVIDER QRIS MEETING will be held on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Coalition office, 1104 SW Main Blvd. If anyone interested in attending this meeting has a disability requiring special assistance please contact Stacey DePratter at (386) 752-9770. Walk-A-Thon Fort White High School HOSA will be hosting a walk for cystic fibrosis on Dec. 6 from 3:30-8 p.m. It will be held at FWHS stu dent parking lot. TO sign up please contact Bridget Diedeman at diedemanb@ or Jared McGrath at Jared. Dec. 7 Audubon Bird Walk Four River Audubon will sponsor its monthly Lake City Bird Walk at Alligator Lake Park on Saturday, Dec. 7. Meet at the pole barn at 8 a.m. to join us. Loaner binoculars are avail able. The walk usually lasts from 2-4 hours; participants may leave anytime they wish. Contact Judy Mundy at 386-758-9558 for more information. Breakfast with Chief On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10-11:30 a.m., the commu nity is invited to join Chief Argatha Gilmore for a com plimentary breakfast, infor mative discussion and com munity forum on neighbor hood issues and concerns. The breakfast will be held at First Apostolic Church, 724 SW McFarlane Ave. Contact Audre Washington at 386-719-5742 for more information. Gospel Feast The community is invit ed to attend Gospel Feast 2013 on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Victory Christian Teaching Ministries, 445 SW Alachua Ave. Gospel Feast is a time of celebra tion with singing and danc ing. Proceeds are used to help open a Victory House Womens Program which houses homeless women and children. For more information email VICTORYHOUSE445@ Dec. 10 SVTA meeting The Board of Directors of Suwannee Valley Transportation Authority will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at the SVTA HQ building, 1907 Voyles St. SW in Live Oak. The meet ing is open to the public. PSA The Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5-6 p.m. The semi nar will be moderated by Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. Subjects covered will be: What you need to know about Medicare; when to enroll; what is covered, and wheth er or not a supplement is needed. Please RSVP to 386-755-3476 ext. 107. SRWMD meeting The Suwannee River Water Management Districts Governing Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49 in Live Oak. The meet ing is to consider District business and conduct pub lic hearings on regulatory, real estate and other vari ous matters. A workshop will follow. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by visiting the Districts website: www.mysuwan All meetings, workshops and hearings are open to the public. Dec. 11 Lake City newcomers The Lake City newcom ers will meet Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Quail Heights Country Club on Brandford Highway. The program will be Lots of Christmas Fun and Friendship. Ten dollar gifts will be exchanged. You must bring one to get one. Games, singing and a spe cial guest will also be a part of the fun. Friends and fam ilies welcome. The 50/50 ends at 11:45 a.m.; price is $11. Call Pinky Moore at 752-4552 with questions. Dec. 13 Class reunion The Columbia High School classes of 49, 50, 51, 52, and 53 are having a class reunion on Friday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mason City Community Center. Anyone from those CHS classes is welcome to come. Please bring a cov ered dish to share. Dec. 14 Wreaths Across America American Legion Post 57 is participating in Wreaths Across America, a nationwide ceremony to honor veterans. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at noon at the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Wreaths can be sponsored at the national website, wreath, for $15 per wreath. Use the group ID FLALP57. Call location leader Caroline Bosland 386-466-7408 for more information. Breakfast with Santa Holiday Inn & Suites is hosting a Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8-11 a.m. Breakfast includes scram bled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee, hot chocolate and a waffle station. Adults: $9.95 +tax, kids aged 3-12: $4.95 +tax. Proceeds will benefit Childrens Medical Services of North Florida. A collection box for unwrapped toys will also be available on site. For more information, call 386754-1411. Ongoing Volunteers needed Lake City Medical Center is looking for vol unteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteerism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospitals website at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application. Donate Books The Friends of the Library need books for our book sale. Our great est need is for gently used paperback fiction. Please bring your donations to the main library. LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 5A 5A HAVE QUESTIONS ON AUTO INSURANCE? CHAT WITH NICOLE 755-1666 Need A Quote? WILSONS OUTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 Great Stocking Stuffers Case Knives also Sharde Sog Gerber Kershaw and accessories Camo Jackets Pants Shirts Snake Boots (Mens, Women & Children) Tumblers, Water Bottles & all new Goblets Willie Ray Register Mr. Willie Ray Register, age 68, of White Springs, FL. passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013. Graveside ser vices will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, Novem ber 24, 2013 at Prospect Cem etery near White Springs, FL. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 23., 2013 at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. between the hours of 5:00-7:00 P.M. Willie Ray was a native of Ham ilton County, born March 22, 1945 to the late Leonard and Neta Occidental/PCS in maintenance for over 40 years before retiring. He was an outdoorsman and en ever he got the chance. Willie Ray was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of member of Longbranch Con gregational Methodist Church. Mr. Register was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Survivors include his wife Edna Register, White Springs, FL.; three sons, Wesley Register, FL.; two sisters, Alice Har ley Burrows, White Springs, FL.; one grandson, Jimmy Fender, Jr.; one great granddaughter, Kylie Fender; special friends, Spence Hutcheson and Gerald Land. HARR Y T. REID FUNERAL HOME Jasper, FL. is in charge of arrangements. Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Saluting the flag Members of the American Legion Post 7 present the colors before the start of the Columbia High School football game against Bartram Trail during a salute to veterans on Friday. Flying over CHS Lima Lima Flight Team pilots perform a fly over before the start of the Columbia High School football game on Friday.


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 6A November is National Hospice Month During National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we encourage you to learn how timely hospice and your family. Please let us know if you have questions about Haven Hospice programs and services. 800.HOSPICE (467.7423) | Approved in 2011, ADCETRIS is the first drug of its kind. It works by using an anti body as a homing signal to bring the che motherapy drug to the lymphoma cells, where the drug enters the cell and causes them to die when they try to divide. The drug eliminated Hydes cancer, but she still has to undergo a stem-cell trans plant. Doctors removed her own stem cells, froze them and will transplant the healthy cells with the cancerous cells. Her transplant is set for Wednesday just two days after she finishes an extensive round of chemotherapy and one day before Thanksgiving. But despite the weeks she has to spend away from home, her family plans to visit her for the holidays. Around the hospital room, personal touches from her father, mother and husband warm the space. A collection of family pictures line the win dowsill, and Hyde returned a smile to the beaming photo-versions of her husband, son and black Labrador-mix Molly. Everything is going to be all right, a blue canvas tells its readers, situated directly behind Hyde as she discusses her family. Her father purchased the pic ture because of its connection to one of his favorite bands, but also because of its encouraging words. My dad raised me right, she said. He raised me on the Beatles. While her mom, father and husband have been supportive through the whole process, Hyde said her son is one the of main reasons she fights. The hardest part of Hydes cancer treatment were the moments she was too sick to be able to take care of her son, Grant. If we had not had him, we might not have been able to have him, she added. I hope that next year we can go on trips, on vacations and all that stuff. Currently, Grant loves to play peek-a-boo with Molly, to be outside with his dad and to sing Jesus Loves Me at the top of his lungs. Grants enthusiasm for his childrens church definitely carried over from his par ents, whose faith helps them through the difficult stretches at the hospital. A Bible and a daily devotional remain next to Hydes bed, and every day she flips through the pages to draw strength from the words. The glory is to God for giving the doc tors the knowledge, Hyde said, focused on her recovery from cancer. Without the Lord, the doctors wouldnt have known to do what they did. But Hyde warns everyone to get any lumps and bumps on their bodies checked by a physician. Hodgkins lym phoma is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 15 and 35, as well as those older than 55. A compromised immune system or a family history of lym phoma can increase an individuals chance of being diagnosed with the cancer. Know your nodes, Hyde added. To help assist the Hyde family through this difficult time, a fund has been estab lished in her name at Columbia Bank. Donations can be made to Amber Hyde and Family at any of the four branches. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter HYDE Continued From 1A Hydes nurse, Margo ChaseDobrian, comforts Hyde dur ing the telling of her story. Chase-Dobrian became a nurse after being diagnosed with breast cancer. BELOW: Photographs of Hyde; her husband, Gregory; son, Grant, 3, and her dog, Molly adorn the window sill of her hospital room, within close proximity to her Bible and daily devotional book. My faith is humongous for me, she said. Without the Lord, the doctors wouldnt have the knowledge to do what they do. side the signs requesting that visitors not litter. Were going to come up with a best management practice, Henry added. Well figure out who is going to put in the helping hand.... Right now, though, were just trying to clean it up. After the holidays, Henry intends to sit down with Florida Department of Transportation, the FWC and the Suwannee River Water Management District to discuss the fil tration system adjacent to the lake thats supposed to catch trash from the runoff. He doesnt believe its working. Much of the trash in Montgomery Lake comes from the DOT storm drains, he added. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Lake City resident George Hudson skimmed his cor ner of the lake, digging up a flip flop, a baby pacifier and numerous amounts of plastic bottles. All of the lakes trash, he said, flows to his shoreline. He had decided it was enough. Part of that stuff we saw then has already sunk, but theres a ton out there now, Hudson said. All around the lake, the trash is still in bad shape. The lake is so clear that you can see all the trash on the bottom. I dont think theres anything [the city] can do about that. Hudson questioned whether the additional trash cans and signs would stop the public from casually toss ing their litter into the water. I firmly believe that people who live on the lake are not using it as a trash dump, he said. But the question remains: How often will the city clean Lake Montgomery? Are they going to do it once a month? Hudson said. Are they going to do it once a year? Or are they going to do it every 10 years?... It has to be something thats going to be followed up on. Already the city plans to begin discussion with other agencies to uncover the best methods to keep the park and its nearby lake clean, Henry said. The city has a team that picks up trash at the local parks every morn ing. The men try to gather the trash that floats just off Montgomerys shoreline, but they can only do so much. They need to police the lake or how else are they going to know it needs to be cleaned? Hudson said. This needs to be done. Not just at my lake, but a lot of lakes. SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans New Patients Welcome Call today for a personal appointment: 386-755-0500 449 SE Baya Drive Lake City, Florida 32025 WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE M OTHERS, WE UNDERST A ND Board Certied Healthcare Provider offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM LAKE Continued From 1A PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the Reporter Fire in the Cypress Inn Lake City firefighters exit room 25 of the Cypress Inn on US 90 West Thursday evening after extinguishing a fire in the bathroom. A firefighter crawled through the attic space to locate the fire. No injuries were reported. our region include medi cal assistants, the prison system and in the financial sector. She said new businesses are helping to improve the economy in the region as well as Columbia County. We have had a couple of new businesses, such as Michaels and Cicis, open in our region, Strimple said. This adds more consumer choices to our community, along with additional employ ment opportunities. The Intermodal Park contin ues to be an ongoing proj ect with great potential. In October there were 30,637 people in the Columbia County labor force and 28,777 had jobs. An estimated 1,860 were unemployed. In September the unemployment rate was 6.4 percent when there were 30,924 people in the Columbia County labor force, 28,939 of which had jobs. An estimated 1,985 were unemployed. In October 2012, Columbia Countys unem ployment rate was 7.5 percent. Then the county had 31,199 people in its labor for and 28,849 had jobs. An estimated 2,350 people were unemployed in the county. October 2013 was the 39th consecutive month with positive job growth after the state lost jobs for more than three years. The industries gaining the most jobs were trade, transporta tion and utilities. JOBS Continued From 1A all the community sup port from everyone who donated and helped pull it together. Its nice being in a small town where the community really does rally behind you. The event supported the elementary school by providing funding to teachers and students after the school experi enced a recent budget cut, Sandlin said. As Pinemounts first Palooza, the evening drew an excellent crowd, she added. The night promised a Friday full of wholesome, family fun before the football game. It delivered. As guests arrived, Pinemounts cupstackers entertained by speedstacking pyramids of cups around 5:15 p.m. According to the cup stackers coach, the sport requires hand-eye coordi nation. Its a sport that is both mentally and physi cally challenging. The students used the Friday evening festival as prepa ration for their Dec. 13 cupstacking tournament at Florida Gateway College. The Lake City Police Department participated in entertaining by bring ing several vehicles for the children to explore, including a SWAT truck. The Lake City Fire Department brought a fire truck, and TraumaOne flew in a helicopter. Connie Thompson, a Lake City resident, watched her grandchil dren, Katelyn and Joshua, run laps around the bounce houses, visiting all four open to their age group. Theyve had a lot of fun, Thompson said. Theyve reminded us all week about tonight. But Thompson felt the festival also supported a good cause, in addition to entertaining her grand children. Funds raised go to the school, she said. Katelyn ran back to her grandmother and mother, Connie Tyre, to ask if she could switch to a differ ent house. She paused to count her tickets, which could be traded in for prizes. When she real ized she had 17 tickets, Thompson said they could always go get more. I tried to get them to go around and play the other games, Tyre said. But they keep saying: bounce houses, bounce houses. Pinemount Principal Donna McAdams didnt hear one complaint about the night. She said she couldnt believe how great a festival the PTO put together to help the school, but thought it must have taken a lot of time and effort. Funds from the event would be collected by the PTO to be used if the school required any addi tional materials. In the past, the PTO has funded computer programs for the children and radios for school staff. I cant thank our PTO, faculty and staff enough, McAdams said. This takes a lot of teamwork to pull this off. PALOOZA Continued From 1A


7A on their November 19, 2013 Ribbon Cutting ceremony for their new location for treatment at 194 SW Wall Terr. would like to congratulate Origins Family Medical &Weight Loss Clinic194 SW Wall Terr.(386) 719-9227 ORIGINS Family Medical & Weight Loss ClinicOrigins Family Medical & Weight Loss Clinic Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER REGION SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 7A By AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the ReporterFORT WHITE D ebra Wright knows a lot about overcoming obstacles. Diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age three, she struggled with pain and decreasing mobil-ity throughout her child-hood and adolescence. At age 21, she became the youngest person then on record to have both hips and both knees replaced – operations that were done within a 10-day period. During her recovery, Wright found herself in a unique position. Although she had never had any formal training in counsel-ing, medical staff began informally referring other patients to her for advice about upcoming joint surgeries of their own or encouragement in endur-ing their own rehabilitation therapy. She found herself able to share some of the same resilient spirit and optimism that had helped pull her through so much already. The experience helped her focus what she wanted to do with her life: to use her natural gifts for encouragement and motivation to help as many people as possible achieve their own dreams. After graduating with a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University in 1999, Wright worked in a number of full-time mental health posi-tions until ongoing medical issues forced her into early retirement from a posi-tion in the Department of Corrections in early 2012. “Frankly, I was scared,” she recalled. “I had been teaching part-time at Santa Fe College as well, but that came to an end too. I really had no clear idea of what I was going to do or how I was going to do it. But I knew what I wanted to do: I wanted to help other peo-ple find a way to overcome the obstacles life throws at them. So I began knock-ing on doors anywhere I could think of – schools, public libraries, you name it – and started asking about giving talks.”Starting newWright gave her first talk on the topic of “Overcoming Life’s Obstacles” in October 2012 at the High Springs branch of the Alachua County Library. Using her own life experiences as a springboard, she presented twin themes of setting clear goals and persistently finding ways to move through or around obstacles. Since then, she has spoken repeatedly at the Alachua County Library and at Anclote High School in Pasco County. She is hoping to be able to schedule one or more talks in Columbia County in the near future and can be reached by any interested parties at Wright’s speaking career still isn’t as well developed as she would like, but she is beginning to branch out into new topics. She delivered her first talk on life skills for teens at the Alachua County Public Library on November 21. The talk, entitled “Being Brave,” focused on helping teenagers move past fears into making constructive life choices. She is slated to follow up with an adult workshop at the same loca-tion in late January, this one designed for empower-ing adults who work with teenagers to provide simi-lar coaching. “When you look at life’s obstacles, you find that the biggest one is usually fear,” Wright says. “When we worry too much, we react rather than acting or we become paralyzed. The key to breaking out is courage, which I define as being brave enough for 30 seconds to make a decision to do something in spite of your fear. Once you make one decision and act, you can build on that. Ordinary people can do great things, but you’ll never do anything extraor-dinary if you don’t make a choice to pursue it.”Standing up to bullyingWright is also hoping to begin delivering talks on the topic of bullying and harassment. “I was very fortunate not to have been seriously bullied myself, but I’m well aware that kids who are different are pretty vulnerable,” she says. “I want to help kids understand that trying to dominate others is never right and that differences are valuable – the ‘differ-ent’ people are the ones who change the world. And I want to encourage kids who are having trou-ble with bullying not to go it alone. They need to keep talking to their support people and get their fami-lies involved.” In between her speaking engagements, Wright continues to practice part-time as a licensed clinical social worker for Family Preservation Services in Gainesville. She is also an adjunct instructor at Florida Gateway College, where she will teach three classes next term. Pain and the limitations imposed by her medical condition continue to be part of Wright’s life, but she refuses to let her life be defined by them. “I see myself as a ‘normal’ person who happens to have arthri-tis. And that’s the way I want to live,” she says. “The message I want to leave with other people is that it doesn’t matter what the challenges are – you always have control over how you ‘Overcoming Obstacles’ is Wright’s new challenge After facing hip and knee replacements at the age of 21, Debra now speaks to others about tackling life’s fears. AVALYN HUNTER /Special to the ReporterMotivational speaker Debra Wright delivers a talk on “Overcoming Life’s Obstacles” at the Alachua County Libr ary. Wright The Filipino American Cultural Society continued to raise funds Saturday for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which has killed 5,235 people in the P hilippines. The organization plans to ship jumbo-sized boxes containing necessities, such as food and clothes, across the world to the towns suffering the most. (From right to left: Kerr y Smith, Mel Gavette, Merian Fox and Mycmec Balonga). By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comAmericans voted local singer Rion Paige into the final eight con-testants of the reality music competition show The X Factor. Coached by Demi Lovato (Camp Rock, Glee), Paige gave an intimate, emotionally-charged rendition of “Your Song” by Elton John Wednesday night. Lovato asked Paige if she planned on dedicat-ing her performance to anyone in order to bring out an emotional appeal on stage. “My little brother, Colton,” Paige said. “I love him with all my heart... I couldn’t ask for a better little broth-er. I want to show him no matter what his dream is that he can go out there and chase it.” Paige, 13, was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a congenital condition that inhibits muscu-lar growth and joint functions. While the Jacksonville native is physically incapable of holding a microphone, she is no stranger to it, hav-ing performed multiple times at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Florida Gateway College. Sitting in front of a virtual cascade of rose pet-als, Paige captivated the audience with an elegantly nuanced rendition of the Elton John classic. “Our X Factor contestants are not messing around tonight,” said judge Kelly Rowland, one of the original founding mem-bers of R&B trio Destiny’s Child. “Rion... I’m speech-less. That was incredible. You are so human and allowed yourself to be vulnerable this week. I felt something different from you.” The infamous Simon Cowell also expressed his admiration for her perfor-mance. “I thought you were good last week,” he said. “I thought you were absolutely fantastic this week. It sounded actually beautiful to listen to, it sounded like a record... You can’t be 13.” Paige will return during “Big Band” week Wednesday, Nov. 27 as she and the seven other final-ists compete to win America’s vote.Paige advances to X Factor top 8 COURTESYRion Paige, Jacksonville resident and recurring per-former at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and FGC, has made is winning over America with her vocal skills on the X Factor.AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City ReporterRaising funds for the Philippines ‘I thought you were good last week... I thought you were absolutely fantastic this week. It sounded actually beautiful to listen to, it sounded like a record... You can’t be 13.’ — Simon Cowell, judge DEP to hold public discussion about Olustee Battle monumentBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comOLUSTEE — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection division of Recreation and Parks will hold a public workshop on Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia County School District Administrative Complex Auditorium, 372 W. Duval St. “The purpose of the meeting is to present the pos-sible locations of the monu-ment at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and to gather additional public input on the topic,” said Martha Robinson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks Communications Manager, through an e-mail Friday afternoon. A new monument, to be erected in honor of Union soldiers and the three black units who fought in the Battle of Olustee, was approved for the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park earlier in the year. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, who peti-tioned park officials to have the monument erected, received approval to erect a 10-foot tall, polished, black granite obelisk in the park. The projected cost of the monument has been estimated between $4,000 and $12,000. The SUVCW is raising funds for the Union monument and hope to have the monument in place by 2015. The proposed monument has been the topic of con-troversy and many people have voiced concerns with Florida Parks Service offi-cials that a new monument should not be erected in the area currently housing Confederate monuments. The Dec. 2 meeting will be a time for Recreation and Parks staff to present poten-tial locations for the monu-ment and public discussion. “The Division of Recreation and Parks will combine the suggestions shared from the meeting with professional knowl-edge to select a final location for the monument,” Robinson said. She said the meeting is important in the decision-making process. “The foundation of the award-winning state parks system depends upon pub-lic input into the manage-ment of each state park and state trail,” Robinson said. The Department of Parks and Recreation has not determined how long it will take before it releases the location where the monu-ment will be located, how-ever, it was noted they were looking at several possible locations in the park. We Would Like You To Be Our Guestfor the 13th Annual FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH697 SW Baya Drive, Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-0670 Thursday, November 28th 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.Everyone is invited to join friends in sharing food and fellowship as we thank God for our many blessings.No Charge! Bring Your Friends! Turkey & Dressing Gravy Cranberry Sauce Sweet Potatoes Green Beans Homemade Bread Coffee Tea Desserts Data gathered at meeting will help determine placement.


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, November 24, 2013 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS &"&%"$#)&!"&#$!%% "$&!" &""'$"#$&"!%&%% #*"'$" %&$(&"#$%$(&!&'$'&*" &"!"'!&*!$%&"$)&&%"$$%!! %&&%$&$)$))"$!('$$ &"!+"$&%&r!nr$#$&"#$"$ &&%$&'$! "$&!$%&"&%!&'$%&&!%)$"))!%'$) !&!"!"&%&*$%!&)"$"$! "$(%&#"&%"$#" nrnrnrn rrnrn r rrrrn "&%"$#"#$&%)&" & !&&" %&*&!($"! !&"'$" '!&%!%'%&!"!" $")& Disappointing finish JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High School cheerleader Krischara Anderson 16, consoles Austin Harper following their loss to Bartr am Trails High on Friday.Bears knock off Tigers in second round of playoffsBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia HighÂ’s season came to an end in disap-pointing fashion with Bartram Trail High com-ing into Tiger Stadium and stealing a 29-24 win in the FHSAA Class 6A Region 1 semifinal on Friday. Columbia was forced to punt on its first drive and had a special teams touchdown when Roc Battle forced a fumble and returned it to the end zone. Kick catch interference negated the score, however, to leave the game scoreless. Battle picked off a P.J. Blazejowski pass on the fol-lowing drive, but the TigersÂ’ offense stalled. The first score of the game came on the follow-ing drive as Blazejowski hit Romello Bentley on a 31-yard strike to give the Bears a 6-0 lead after a missed extra point. The Tigers answered on their next drive as Nate Taylor hit Akeem Williams on a 40-yard pass to set up Lonnie Underwood up for an eight-yard touchdown. Brayden Thomas added the extra point to give Columbia a 7-6 lead with 11:53 remain-ing in the second quarter. The Bears got a 24-yard field goal from Tyler Gallitz on their following drive to retake the lead at 9-7 with 9:11 remaining in the half. Following a 46-yard kick return from Battle, the Tigers added their own field goal. Thomas hit from 30-yards out to give Columbia a 10-9 lead with 6:22 to go in the second quarter. The Bears turned the seesaw matchup back in their favor with a seven play, 87-yard drive to retake the lead at 16-10 heading into the half. Blazejowski ended the drive with a 12-yard pass to David Coleman. ColumbiaÂ’s ground game got going in the third quar-ter and Underwood rushed CHS continued on 2B


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 11 a.m. NBC — Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix, at Sao Paulo CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 6 p.m. NBCSN — Grey Cup, Hamilton vs. Saskatchewan, at Regina, Saskatchewan FIGURE SKATING 2 p.m. NBC — ISU Grand Prix: Skate Russia, at Moscow (same-day tape) GOLF 5:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, South African Open Championship, final round, at Johannesburg 1:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Titleholders, final round, at Naples MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Hall of Fame Tip-Off, championship, North Carolina-Richmond winner vs. Louisville, at Uncasville, Conn. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Puerto Rico Tip-Off, third place, at San Juan, Puerto Rico 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Puerto Rico Tip-Off, championship, at San Juan, Puerto Rico 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Charleston Classic, championship, at Charleston, S.C. NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverageFOX — Regional coverage 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. FOX — Doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — Denver at New England SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Tottenham at Manchester City 10:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Manchester United at Cardiff 9 p.m. ESPN — MLS, playoffs, conference championships, leg 2, Real Salt Lake at Portland WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4 p.m. FS1 — Duke at Marquette —— Monday MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, first round, Arkansas vs. California, at Lahaina, Hawaii 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, first round, Minnesota vs. Syracuse, at Lahaina, Hawaii 7 p.m. ESPNEWS — Oklahoma St. at South Florida FS1 — Abilene Christian at Xavier 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Legends Classic, first round, Pittsburgh vs. Texas Tech, at Brooklyn, N.Y. 9 p.m. FS1 — Marquette at Arizona St. 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Legends Classic, first round, Stanford vs. Houston, at Brooklyn, N.Y. 12 Midnight ESPN2 — Maui Invitational, first round, Dayton vs. Gonzaga, at Lahaina, Hawaii NFL FOOTBALL 8:25 p.m. ESPN — San Francisco at Washington NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN — Minnesota at St. Louis SOCCER 2:55 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Aston Villa at West BromwichFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 7 3 0 .700 254 199N.Y. Jets 5 5 0 .500 183 268Miami 5 5 0 .500 213 225 Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 236 273 South W L T Pct PF PAIndianapolis 7 3 0 .700 252 220Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 227 226Houston 2 8 0 .200 193 276 Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 129 318 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 7 4 0 .636 275 206 Pittsburgh 4 6 0 .400 216 245 Baltimore 4 6 0 .400 208 212 Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 192 238 West W L T Pct PF PADenver 9 1 0 .900 398 255Kansas City 9 1 0 .900 232 138 Oakland 4 6 0 .400 194 246San Diego 4 6 0 .400 228 222 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 6 5 0 .545 276 260 Dallas 5 5 0 .500 274 258N.Y. Giants 4 6 0 .400 192 256Washington 3 7 0 .300 246 311 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 9 2 0 .818 305 196Carolina 7 3 0 .700 238 135Tampa Bay 2 8 0 .200 187 237Atlanta 2 9 0 .182 227 309 North W L T Pct PF PADetroit 6 4 0 .600 265 253 Chicago 6 4 0 .600 282 267 Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 258 239 Minnesota 2 8 0 .200 240 320 West W L T Pct PF PASeattle 10 1 0 .909 306 179San Francisco 6 4 0 .600 247 178Arizona 6 4 0 .600 214 212St. Louis 4 6 0 .400 224 234 Today’s Games Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m.Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m.Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m.Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 1 p.m.Carolina at Miami, 1 p.m.Tennessee at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.Indianapolis at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m.Denver at New England, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game San Francisco at Washington, 8:40 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Detroit at Brooklyn, 2 p.m.Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.Phoenix at Orlando, 6 p.m.Utah at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Boston at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m.Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Phoenix at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m.Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.Chicago at Utah, 9 p.m.New York at Portland, 10 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 2BSPORTS BRIEFS GAMES Monday Q Columbia High boys soccer vs. Lincoln High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High soccer vs. Lafayette High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Tuesday Q Columbia High girls basketball at Madison County High, 6:30 p.m. Q Columbia High girls soccer at Lincoln High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High boys basketball vs. P.K. Yonge School, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Columbia High boys basketball vs. Union County High, 8 p.m. (JV-6:30) Friday Q Columbia High boys basketball at Suwannee High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) YOUTH BASKETBALL Leagues offered at Richardson Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is offering youth basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-10. Each league will have four teams, and will be limited to the first 40 children to sign up in each age group. Cost of $50 and a birth certificate is due at registration. Registration at Richardson Community Center is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from Monday through Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095. SEMINOLES Gator Gigging Party on Tuesday The Lake City Seminole Club has a Gator Gigging Party at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Beef O’ Bradys. Special menu items will include gator tail. For details, call Norbie Ronsonet at 752-2180.Q From staff reports 47 yards for his second touchdown to give the Tigers a 17-16 lead after their opening drive of the second half. Leading late in the third quarter, the Bears had the play of the game from their defense when Malik Rivera jumped in front of a Jake Thomas’ pass to take a 23-17 lead with 4:19 remaining in the third quar-ter. The Tigers regained the lead on a Thomas sneak to begin the fourth quar-ter, but it was the last time Columbia would reach the end zone. Trailing 24-23 with 8:39 remaining and the ball at their own four-yard, the Bears drove 96 yards and put a dagger in their Tigers. Blazejowski rushed on from a yard out to give the Bears the 29-24 win. “It’s a missed opportunity,” Columbia head coach Brian Allen said. “At the end of the day, it’s another missed opportunity. I prom-ise you I’ll go to my death bed trying to make this team a winner.” Columbia finished the year at 10-2. CHS: Falls to Bears Continued From Page 1B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterBartram Trail High’s Malik Rivera chases after Columbi a High’s Lonnie Underwood as he makes a touchdown run.Florida continues to drown in Swamp Q Brandon Finley covers sports for the Lake City Reporter I grew up a fan of the University of Florida football team. My family has owned season tickets throughout my entire life. Now, I cover the team during home games as part of my job, but if I was going as a fan alone, it would have been hard for me to present myself any logical reason to watch this train wreck. That’s why the question arose to me this week, why would anyone want to watch Florida play Georgia Southern. I asked a few unfortunate Gator fans on the walk up to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday. The answers were a wide array, but I guess there are still reasons to go. Some fans compared the game to watching NASCAR, as in they only wanted to see the big wreck in person. They wanted to see the bottom fall out. They wanted to see just how bad it has gotten for the Gators and head coach Will Muschamp. Many fans were hoping to see the Gators pull off a win for the first time in a month and a half. Many others were hoping that Florida would lose again and finally signal the end of Muschamp’s coaching career with the Gators. Others used this week as an opportunity to take their kids with the early start and fact that it wouldn’t be a rowdy atmosphere. The best way I could equate this week is being obligated to attend a family reunion in which you simply didn’t want to go, but had no other choice. You know there’s bound to be that outburst from your Aunt Martha, but you just had to see it for yourself. There’s no way you could hear about it later. That’s pretty much what Florida fans were rewarded with. They knew what was going to happen. They knew it was going to be a catastrophe, but they wanted to know exactly how the disaster would unfold. The good thing about the game Saturday was that most Gator fans got a little bit of everything that they wanted except for those looking for a win. FROM THE SIDELINE Brandon FinleyPhone: (386) GSU stuns UF at home, 26-20By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comGAINESVILLE — It’s official. Florida will have its first losing season since 1979 after losing to a Football Championship Subdivision team on Saturday. Florida (4-7) fell, 26-20, in an embarrassing loss to Georgia Southern (7-4) in a game that Eagles didn’t have a yard passing the ball. A triple-option team, the Eagles dominated the Gators on the ground with 429 yards rushing. Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns and Jerick McKinnon had the excla-mation point on the Eagles’ win with a touchdown late. Florida had a chance to win, but were unable to convert a fourth-and-two late in the game after driv-ing into the red zone. Athletic director Jeremy Foley had given Florida coach Will Muschamp his vote of confidence last week, but after the loss against Georgia Southern.No. 2 Florida State 80, Idaho 14TALLAHASSEE — Jameis Winston threw for 225 yards and four touch-downs as No. 2 Florida State broke a school record for points in a game in an 80-14 victory against Idaho Saturday. Florida State (11-0) broke the school record of 77 points scored in 1995 to remain unbeaten. The Seminoles continue to focus on football while the ongoing sexual assault investigation of Winston casts a shadow over the program. State attorney Willie Meggs said Saturday it is unlikely that a final decision will be made before Thanksgiving on whether to charge the quarterback. The lawyer of the accuser, Patricia Carroll, claims Winston raped the victim on Dec. 7, 2012. Winston’s lawyer Tim Jansen said the sex between the two was consensual.


LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 3B3BSPORTS JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Tre Simmons is expected to lead the Ti gers this season. Tigers ready to fast break into seasonBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High is ready to tip off another basket-ball season under head coach Horace Jefferson. In his third year, Jefferson believes he may have his best team yet. For Jefferson, it’s just about finding the miss-ing ingredient to push the Tigers over the threshold from District runner-up the past two seasons. “I think we are going to be pretty good,” Jefferson said. “My job is to teach the kids how to be competitive and increase their basket-ball intelligence. From my observation, a lot of kids in this area have been able to play basketball, but I don’t think they’re really been taught how to compete. I found that the kids are pretty good and I was try-ing to figure out what the determining factor is here. That’s what we’re stressing this year. Even if you’re good, when you learn to compete, good things can happen. If they can com-pete and increase their basketball intelligence with the skills they already have, I think we’ll have a pretty good year.” Despite losing two players, Jefferson believes the Tigers will have more chemistry and that could lead to a more successful team. “My gut, I think we may be a better team than we were last year,” Jefferson said. “All the parts make up the whole, but I think we’ll be a better team. We did lose two tremendous players, in Morris Marshall and Javontae Foster, but I think that Tre Simmons can step in and take the role of Foster. We will replace Marshall by com-mittee. Two or three guys will have to fill that void.” As far as this year’s leader, Jefferson believes Simmons has everything the team needs in a basket-ball player. “I think Simmons is one of the best players in the area,” Jefferson said. “His basketball IQ is tremen-dous. Andrew Momeaka has grown a couple more inches, and if we can keep him out of foul trouble, he can help us on the inside, especially defen-sively. We have to keep him on the floor and that’s where intelligence comes in. Academically they’re pretty smart. We just have to increase their basketball intelligence.” The Tigers also have a handful of other players ready to contribute in key roles for this year’s squad. “Dillan Hall should provide some very good min-utes and point production,” Jefferson said. “Kelvin Jonas played a lot on the junior varsity and he’s a starter this year. Jordan Coppock is a shooter and can play the point. I have three guards that can all be on the court at the same time. They can put the ball in the hole pretty good. Robert Dace, it’s always been in him, and I’ve been trying to get it out him for a while, but he may be our inspirational lead-er,” Jefferson said. “His wing span is long. He can shoot, jump and defend. His defensive confidence is going to help us tremen-dously. He started for us in the classic. I don’t know whether he’ll start to begin the season, but he’ll start before the season is over.” Jefferson also believes the Tigers could have a secret weapon in a player making the transition from the junior varsity team in his sophomore season. “Darrell Jones may be the best sophomore in this area,” Jefferson said. “He led the team in scoring on the junior varsity last year. He led us in scoring through the classics. He should have a good career at Columbia High. He could have easily played varsity. He probably wouldn’t have started, because he didn’t have the confidence. He can play and he creates problems. He’s all solid and will present problems, because he can score inside or from the perimeter. He can also put the ball on the floor. I want to get him the ball. In our offense, the ball must go through the hands of Tre and Darrell.” The Tigers will change district this season with Gainesville, Orange Park, Oakleaf and Middleburg making up the fold. The Tigers could be the team to beat according to the coach. “One of our goals this year, our initial goal, is to win the district,” Jefferson said. “Because of our loca-tion and Gainesville, we kind of talked about this thing and were able to get them to have the winner of the regular season to host the district tournament. That’s our initial goal, to host the district tournament. I think we have the athletes to do it and it just depends on how well we play together, and I don’t see a problem with that. If we can compete night in and out, I think we’ll be pretty good. If you compete, you still have a chance to win a game. If you have a bad game, if you aren’t a competitor, you just roll over. I don’t think we’ll just roll over. We’ll be up tempo and a faster team. I think we should play an exciting brand.” Jefferson doesn’t believe the Tigers can just charge through the district, how-ever, with Gainesville always being a perennial power. “Gainesville will always be there, because Kelly Beckham will have them there,” Jefferson said. “They lost their best play-ers, but they’ll still be pretty good. Oakleaf and Orange Park run disciplined-type systems. It should be a pretty good contrast. I haven’t seen any of the teams play yet, but we may be the team that wants to push the ball. I won’t know until I see Gainesville, but I don’t think Orange Park and Oakleaf will play up-tempo. We’ll be working on our man and trying to get after it.” The Tigers will open the home schedule on Tuesday at 8 p.m. against Union County High. Indians back on hardwoodBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Fort White High head basketball coach Isiah Phillips, also an assistant football coach, is back in the gym sooner than he had wanted. With Indians basketball returning after making the playoffs for the first time last year, there are also high expectations for hoops. Fort White opens the season with a district addi-tion in P.K. Yonge School at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Indians and Blue Wave will be joined in District 5-4A returnees Bradford, Interlachen, Keystone Heights and Santa Fe high schools. Fort White was district runner-up last season and beat Mount Dora in the open-ing round of the playoffs. Two-time defending district champion Williston High has dropped to Class 1A, but P.K. Yonge is a strong replacement. The Blue Wave was runner-up in District 3-3A last year, and has made 35 trips to the state playoffs. P.K. won a state championship in 1991 and has been state runner-up five times. “With P.K. Yonge it’s not like we are losing a top team and going to nothing,” Phillips said. “I wish it was Williston. They were loaded with seniors last year.” Bradford is one year removed from a six-year playoff run and has made 24 trips overall. Santa Fe (18 playoff trips) was last in the playoffs in 2011 and Keystone Heights (13 playoff trips) in 2009. Interlachen had back-to-back playoff trips in 2007-08 and six overall. Fort White has eight players returning from last year — Melton Sanders, Chris Cottrell, Jalen Wyche, Paul Perry, Joe Powers, Quran Porter, Kaleel Jackson and Dre Brown. “I feel like we will be able to pick up where we left off,” Phillips said. “We have a lot of the same players and are just as talented as last year. The key is how we gel together. We will be tested right away with P.K. and Columbia (plus Suwannee High in between).” Sanders, Wyche and Cottrell are seniors and played major roles last year. “We are looking for a lot of senior leadership,” Phillips said. “The kids are working real hard. If we bring the same intensity as last year we will be OK. If we play that defense, the offense will come.” The Indians are scheduled to play December tour-naments in Williston and Alachua.JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Melton Sanders dribbles down the court last season.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 4BSPORTSTigers fall into Bear trap JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterAn emotional Alex Weber takes a knee following the Colu mbia HighÂ’s 29-24 defeat to Bartram Trail High on Friday JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Bryan Williams drags David Coleman down during a play on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Akeem Williams falls into Bartram Trai l HighÂ’s Brett Shafer after catching a pass. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Rakeem Battle celebrates after making an interception against Bartram Trail. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High football head coach Brian Allen speaks to members of the media following their 29-24 loss to Bartram Trail High on Friday.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 5B5BSPORTSGators reach new low JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFloridaÂ’s Dante Fowler Jr. drags down Georgia SouthernÂ’s Kevin Ellison for a loss of yards during a quarterbac k keeper. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFloridaÂ’s Clay Burton tackles safety Antonio Glover after h e scooping up a blocked field goal attempt. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFloridaÂ’s Michael Taylor lands on a loose ball after G eorgia Southern loses the ball. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida receiver Solomon Patton scores a touchdown agai nst Georgia Southern on Saturday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida linebacker Darrin Kitchens celebrates after reco vering a Georgia Southern fumble during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesvil le on Saturday.




Lake City Reporter Week of November 24-30, 2013 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County1CColumbia Inc. COUNTY TOURISM Harvey Campbell386-758-1397 T hanksgiving is right around the corner so, you know what that means…Christmas in the Valley is almost here! There are so many things to see and do this year… Historic Downtown Lake City will kick off the holi-day season with Lighting of the Park the Monday after Thanksgiving. On December 2nd, Lake City’s Main Street comes alive with Christmas spirit! The lights at Olustee Park are lit at dusk and the park is transformed into a fairyland as thousands of lights illuminate the park and downtown busi-nesses. The highlight of the night will be Santa’s arrival, where he can be found in He will be in his house Monday – Saturday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This sets the scene for the “Holiday Happenings” yet to come throughout the season, including the Annual Snow Day and Christmas Parade on December 14th. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the annual Festival of Lights, display-ing more than 5,000,000 lights throughout the park, December 6, 2013 through January 3, 2014. Named a “Top 20 Event” in the southeastern United States, visitors can enjoy award-winning holiday sights and sounds through-out the park. The park’s centerpiece is the 200 foot tall Carillon Tower, which illuminates the night sky as holiday music rings from its bells. Complimentary hot cocoa and popcorn are served nightly as the Craft Square comes alive with craft demonstrations, a bonfire, marshmallow roasting and holiday singing for everyone. The park will be open each evening, December 6, 2013 through January 3, 2014, until 9:00 p.m. The only exceptions are Christmas Eve, December 24th when the lights will be available to view only as a “drive through” the park (the lights will be viewable but shops and activities will be closed) and Christmas Day, December 25th when the park will be closed. The entrance fee for this event is $3.00 per person. Suwannee Lights at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a unique experience you will remem-ber for a lifetime. The park has stepped it up once again this year with a spectacular 6 million light display. Other fea-tures include music, sound enhancements, new dis-plays and much more. The Puppetone Rockers and the Kazoobi Guy will be back again this year to delight both young and old with music and entertaining antics. Roast marshmalIt’s thattime ofyear LIGHTS continued on 3C Think Lake City First By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comL ocal merchants are gearing up for one of the biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday – but hope the shopping spirit continues the next day for Small Business Saturday. Maurices, a women’s clothing store in the Lake City Mall, is extending Black Friday shopping hours for for the first time locally. Cassie Barnes, Maurices manager, said this year is the first time they’ve ever opened on Thanksgiving and they will be open from 8 p.m. midnight and are going to have lots of specials and sales. Barnes said she and store employees are looking forward to Black Friday because of the renovations to the Lake City Mall and because the holiday trends are a little different this year. “It’s not just red and green clothing, it’s a lot of fun colors like coral and turquoise,” she said. “They’re bright and fun.” The store will reopen on Black Friday at 6 a.m. Other local businesses will participate in Black Friday, while also focus-ing on Small Business Saturday, a promotion focusing on shopping at local stores. Andrea Smith, coowner of Smitty’s Western Store along with husband Bob Smith, said she was passionate about the event. “Shopping where you live makes your commu-nity a better place,” she said. “Small business is the backbone of our com-munity, not only provid-ing economic growth but character. They strive to give you personal service. They are 100 percent ded-icated to what they do. They are your neighbors. They create jobs, support local school and non-profits. This Christmas season think small.” Smitty’s started their Black Friday sales earlier in the week and will host a special promotion on Small Business Saturday. Southern Exposure, a hair salon and boutique that sells jewelry and other women’s accesso-ries, also plans to partici-pate in the sales promo-tions. Owner Danette O’Neal said they will start their Black Friday sales the day before Thanksgiving ON BLACK FRIDAY... Photos by TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterABOVE: Bob and Andrea Smith, owners of Smitty’s Western Store, set up displays for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sales. LEFT: Karen Griffis, a co-owner of Southern Exposure Salon and Boutique, makes last min-ute adjustments to store displays for upcoming holiday sales promotions. FRIDAY continued on 3C Stocks: Don’t bet your shirt on a great 2014 STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets WriterNEW YORK — Don’t bet your shirt on a repeat performance. That’s the message from some of the nation’s biggest investment firms as the Dow Jones industrial average has closed above 16,000 for the first time and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index is on the cusp of its best year in a decade with a gain of 25.9 percent. Although investment professionals still are optimistic, investors shouldn’t expect such out-sized gains will be repeated. The S&P 500, the Dow and other stock indexes have risen steadily as the Federal Reserve has main-tained its economic stimulus to keep long-term interest rates low, and the economy has continued to strengthen. Although economic growth hasn’t been spectacular, it has been strong enough enable companies to keep increasing their earnings. We asked professionals at three big money managers, T. Rowe Price, Franklin Templeton and BlackRock for their thoughts on how the stock market will shape up next year.The outlookA double-digit gain is not out of the question. Many of the tail winds for the stock market are still in place, but they may start to weaken next year. Corporate earnings are strong, but profit margins could be peaking. Interest rates are still low compared to historical levels, but will likely rise gradually, par-ticularly if the Fed starts to pull-back on its bond-buying stimulus program. However, the biggest challenge to the stock market is that valua-tions have risen so much this year, says Larry Puglia, portfolio man-ager of T. Rowe Price’s Blue Chip Growth fund. That is to say, inves-tors have been willing to pay more for a company’s future earnings, STOCKS continued on 2C


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A repeat of that political wrangling next year would likely hurt the economy again. Stocks are also vulnerable to a sharp rise in interest rates. The market’s rally from its lows in March 2009 has been underpinned by low interest rates which has made stock market returns more attractive. If bond yields were to rise suddenly the economy would suffer. The Fed’s policy is predicated on buying bonds to hold down inter-est rates. If investors get nervous as the central bank cuts its bond purchases, removing a support for the market, bond yields could jump as investors dump bonds. “If interest rates were to (go) back up dramatically that would probably be a bad thing,” says Franklin Templeton’s Hermann, who manages the Franklin Flex Cap Growth fund. “We’re still in a very fragile economy and we don’t want to suddenly tilt into another recession.” STOCKSContinued From 1C Loud cellphone talkers the next bane of air travelers? By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ,AP Airlines WriterNEW YORK — Airline passengers have already been stripped of their legroom, hot meals and personal space. Now, they might also lose their silence. The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting its longtime prohibition on making cellphone calls on airplanes, saying it is time “to review our outdated and restrictive rules.” But for many passengers, that would mean the elimination of one of the last sanctuaries from our hyper-connected world. Everybody wants the ability to stay connected while trav-eling, but nobody wants to be trapped next to some guy yapping away during the entire trip from New York to Las Vegas. “The only way I’d be in favor of this is if the FCC mandated that all those who want to use their cellphones must sit next to families with screaming children,” said frequent flier Joe Winogradoff. Amtrak and many local commuter railways have created quiet cars for those who don’t want to be trapped next to a loud talker. It’s not hard to envision airlines offering “quiet rows,” although there will probably be an extra fee to sit there. Hopefully, they’ll be more effective than the old smoking and non-smoking sec-tions. One flight attendant union has already come out against any change, saying that a plane full of chattering passengers could lead to argu-ments and undermine safety. Passenger Kai Xu had another concern: What’s going to happen to the already limited bathrooms on the plane? “Are they going to become the telephone booths for those who want to talk on the phone in private?” he said. Not everybody hates the idea. Craig Robins, a lawyer who flies close to 100,000 miles a year, said a relaxation of the ban would be “a mixed blessing.” “Having the ability to communicate with my office, my family and my friends, especially for making necessary plans for airport pickups and meetings on the day of arrival, is invaluable,” he said. “Of course, the downside is with the incon-siderate flier who is oblivious to how loud he or she is talking. That is what will drive us crazy.” Most Middle East airlines and a few in Asia and Europe already allow voice calls on planes. Passengers’ cellphone signals are either relayed via a satellite or through a special “picocell” to the ground. Voice calls technically can be made on some U.S. planes today via satellite, but airlines block providers such as Skype, in part because they fear it will eat up the limited bandwidth. Within hours of the FCC’s announcement, the cellphone industry voiced its support. Airlines already charge for Internet access. It’s not too much of a stretch to imagine them charging for phone use. Allowing calls isn’t so much a safety issue as one about what is socially acceptable. “There are simply far too many people who consider themselves too important to stop talk-ing as a courtesy to other passengers, especially when, given airplane background noise, they’ll probably have to talk louder than usual,” said Benjamin Stolt, who flies nearly 200,000 miles a year. Ultimately, it might be left up to the airlines to decide. American and United Airlines said they would wait for an FCC decision and then study the issue. Delta Air Lines was much more firm, saying passenger feedback for years has shown “overwhelming” support for a ban. JetBlue and Southwest also noted a desire for silence, but added that tastes and desires change. “If everyone starts doing it and it becomes culturally acceptable, we’d have to consider it,” said Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins. “But no one thinks it’s a good idea.” AP writers Joan Lowy in Washington, David K oenig in Dallas and John-Thor Dahlburg in Brussels contributed to this report.


lows for S’mores, shop the Crafts Village for that special gift, sip hot cocoa and visit with Santa and his Elves. Suwannee Lights is open nightly from 610 p.m. Dec. 1 24. Suwannee Lights admission Sunday Thursday is $6 per adult and $2 per child 4-12 years old (children 3 and under are free); Friday Saturday $8 per adult and $2 per child 4-12 years old (chil-dren 3 and under are free). Gearing up for tradeshow seasonThe Columbia County Tourist Development office (TDC), together with the Florida’s Suwannee River Valley Marketing Group (FSRVMG), is prepar-ing for our busiest trade show season to date. New brochures have been pub-lished to specifically highlight points of interest in the Lake City, Live Oak and White Springs area. The most exciting pamphlet added to our stock this year is the new full-color 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee brochure, which has been distributed to our many infor-mational outlets, hotels, campgrounds and visitors to tradeshows. We’ve already attended several shows to promote our area’s attractions and events over the past few weeks. Three of the recent shows focused on the RV and camping markets, which are huge draws for visitors to our area. This month’s VISIT Florida’s Fall Festival at the I-75 Florida Welcome Center presented another opportunity for the TDC/FSRVMG to introduce many migrating “snowbirds” to what we have to offer and invite them to visit during their stay. The tradeshow season really gets going just after the first of the New Year when we have more than 30 shows sched-uled throughout the southeast. Customer service workshop successThe Tourist Development Council staff would like to thank Dr. Lori Pennington-Gray, Director at Tourism Crisis Management Institute and Associate Professor at University of Florida, for making time in her busy schedule to present the Specialized Tourism Ambassador Program, Levels I and II at this year’s Customer Service Workshop. The two-level/two-session program was held at the Westside Community Center on November 6th and attended by more than 50 people anxious to learn more about how they impact the tourism industry through customer interactions. Dr. Pennington-Gray emphasized the importance of ambassadors for tourism. Tourism is the number one industry in our state. She further explained that while all area employees may not have a direct link to tourism, everyone has an indirect influence on impressions visi-tors take away from their experiences in Florida’s Suwannee River Valley. Suwannee River Valley Vacation Guide The finishing touches are being added to the graphics, artwork and articles for the upcoming edition of the Florida’s Suwannee River Valley Vacation Guide. 2014 represents our 5th year of publishing this annual guide loaded with information about our area attractions, unique valley events, variety of festivals and things to do and see while visiting Florida’s Suwannee River Valley. These guides are the corner-stone publication utilized by the TDC to promote our area at the numerous trade-shows we attend each year, in local hotels, motels, campgrounds and businesses where we place literature about the area for visitors to take, as well as in our nation-wide advertising campaigns. Of the 60,000 guides published for 2013, the TDC has only a handful left… we anticipate running completely out of stock just in time for the 2014 guides’ arrival. Sports in the ValleySeveral key elements of the improvements at the facility are starting to come together as Phase I of the Southside Recreation Complex project nears com-pletion. The Columbia County Board of County Commissioners has given permission to begin implementation of Phases II & III for the nearly $3 million renovation. Three new combination restroom/con-cession stand buildings were put into service last weekend when we hosted approximately 80 youth baseball teams for a USSSA tournament. Other elements of Phase I nearing completion include utility hook-ups, safety netting, a pump station, new dugout roofs, ADA compliant bleachers, side-walks, an electronic message center sign at the entrance off Bascom Norris Road and repair and upgrades to lighting at the Soccer Complex. We’ll continue to update you on the program as work continues. LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24-30, 2013 3C3CBIZ Q Harvey Campbell is the executive director of the Columbia County Tourist Development Council. He can be reached at 386-7581397. F all has definitely arrived as the Rotary Club of Lake City prepares to coordinate the 2013 Christmas Parade. The Christmas Parade is a joint effort between the Rotary Club of Lake City and the Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. We would like to extend an invitation to local orga-nizations and clubs to par-ticipate in this year’s parade. Please contact Sonja at the Chamber of Commerce at 386-752-3670 for an applica-tion. Rotarians especially want to invite the public, par-ticularly children, to come out and enjoy the parade as part of your Christmas cel-ebration this year. And while you’re in the downtown area, take a stroll through Olustee Park to take in the beautiful holiday lighting. Rotary Club of Lake City will once again be assisting the Salvation Army to fill the Red Kettles by ringing the bell in front of Walmart. As previously indicated in a Lake City Reporter article, the volunteer effort of several organizations in Lake City has made a huge difference in the resources available for the use of the Salvation Army in Columbia County. These resources are used in many ways to help those in need in our local community. Worldwide, Rotary International consists of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to cre-ate positive, lasting change in our communities. Local Rotary Clubs bring togeth-er dedicated individuals and business people to exchange ideas, build rela-tionships, and take action for the common good of our local communities, our nations, and our world. Members and prospective members of the Rotary Club of Lake City meet at noon every Thursday for a luncheon meeting at the First Baptist Church of Lake City fellowship hall. Thanks to the Lake City Reporter for giving us this space monthly to showcase our club’s activi-ties and initiatives. SERVICE BEFORE SELF ROBERT TURBEVILLERotary preps for Christmas parade LIGHTSContinued From 1C from 4-6 p.m. “Every purchase that’s made, you’ll get a free piece of jewelry,” she said. In addition, Southern Exposure will continue the same sale on Friday. The informa-tion regarding sales are on the Southern Exposure FaceBook page, as details of the sale will change from hour to hour. Southern Exposure will continue the weekend with new promotions on small Business Saturday. Furniture Showplace owner Chris Pottle said he is going to have sales and specials throughout the weekend on Black Friday, as well as Small Business Saturday. Pottle has been in business for several years as a furniture merchant, but 2013 is the only the second time he has participated in Black Friday. “I’m busier than normal on Black Friday compared to the average Friday,” he said, not-ing he still feels that Black Friday is more of a mall day where people are looking for deals on electronics. Dennille Decker, Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said it’s important to shop locally and support local merchants — the reason for Small Business Saturday. “Often, we are tempted by the lure of lower prices on the Internet. We want to save money on the items we need and we automatically assume going online will be less expensive. In some instances it might be, however, have you considered that this online business isn’t paying local taxes and supporting our local economy,” Decker said. “They aren’t providing our friends and neighbors with jobs. They are not volun-teering their time and in many cases money back into our community to make it a better place to live and work. They aren’t mem-bers of your local Chamber of Commerce. If you have children or were ever a student, then you have probably solicited funds from many local businesses to support your child’s sporting team, chorus, youth group, band, or other fundraising effort. We never hesitate to ask for donations from our local business owners, yet when it comes time for us to reciprocate; we go online to save a few dollars? We must Think Lake City First.” Decker encourages local consumers to “Think Lake City First,” not just during the holiday season but year round. “Shopping local is a win for everyone,” she said. FRIDAYContinued From 1C Does Microsoft need Xbox?By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business WriterLOS ANGELES — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft’s portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years on Friday, some critics say Microsoft should spin the gaming unit off. They argue that Xbox distracts manage-ment from the company’s fast-growing cloud com-puting business and its effort to catch up to rivals in tablet and smartphone sales. Here are Xbox’s pros and cons:PROIT IS PROFITABLE IN THE LONG TERM: The Xbox business has been profitable for the past few years, according to Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s vice president of strategy. Mehdi says the company sees the gaming industry growing from an annual $66 billion to $78 billion in 2017. And Microsoft hopes to broaden the Xbox’s appeal with features that make it more of an enter-tainment hub.CONIT WILL BE A SHORTTERM PROFIT DRAG: Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund estimates that the Xbox platform will lose at least $1 billion for Microsoft in 2014 and may not be profitable for anoth-er year or so after that. He says a spinoff, even to existing shareholders, would immediately boost Microsoft’s profits and stock price. And the tim-ing is right. The compa-ny is expected to name a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer soon and is re-examining its future. “I can understand the emotional attachment peo-ple have to Microsoft own-ing Xbox,” he says. “But if you’re trying to bring in new management here and have a course correc-tion, I think this is one of the places you’ve got to take a look at and reas-sess.”PROITS AUDIENCE IS HUGE: The Xbox Live online gaming and enter-tainment service has some 48 million members world-wide, many of whom pay $5 a month. More than 80 million Xbox 360s have been sold worldwide, providing a user base for Microsoft to sell things like music subscriptions, video rentals, more games and the new Xbox One. The platform is also a win-dow into Microsoft ser-vices such as Bing search, Skype Internet calls and SkyDrive cloud storage.CONBUT IT’S NOT AS BIG AS WINDOWS: More than a billion people worldwide use Windows personal computers, and focus-ing efforts on polishing Windows 8.1 could have a bigger payoff.PROIT’S A POPULAR BRAND: “There are not a lot of products that Microsoft makes that peo-ple are pumped and excit-ed about. Xbox is one of them,” says Mike Hickey, a games industry analyst with The Benchmark Co. “To punt that would be a mistake.”CONIT’S SLIGHTLY OFFBRAND: Microsoft prides itself on making software and products that help people to be more produc-tive. But Ballmer, at his final shareholders meet-ing as CEO on Tuesday, acknowledged the com-mon sentiment that video games can suck up huge amounts of time. “I’m sure we’ll lose my 14-year-old for the better part of the next weekend,” he said referring to the Xbox One’s launch.PROIT’S A SOURCE OF INNOVATION: If Microsoft hadn’t entered the hardware business, it might not have been able to build the Surface tab-let on its own, says Dean Takahashi, author of “Opening the Xbox” and “Xbox 360 Uncloaked.” The company has also developed gestureand voice-recognition technol-ogy with its Kinect sensor for Xbox. “They developed some very useful skills in moving into this business,” Takahashi says.CONINNOVATION HAS BEEN COSTLY: Microsoft took a $1 billion charge in 2007 on Xbox hardware defects and a $900 million charge on unsold Surface inventory this year. And it’s not clear whether the company’s new user-inter-face technologies are as advanced as they need to be to make money. As sev-eral reviewers have noted, Kinect’s voice-recognition ability is hit and miss.PROIT POSITIONS MICROSOFT IN THE LIVING ROOM: Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 each sold more than 80 million units globally. Pulling even with the game console leader was a key strategic win for Microsoft because it prevented Sony from tak-ing over the living room. The strategy was intended “to create a halo effect for other Microsoft con-sumer devices,” according to Evercore analyst Kirk Materne.CONBUT THE WORLD’S GONE MOBILE: By pouring time and energy into a home-bound con-sole, Microsoft largely missed the mobile devices revolution. IHS predicts Microsoft’s Windows plat-form will be the operating system in just 6.5 percent of tablets and 3.9 percent of smartphones shipped worldwide this year. Together those devices will account for 1.2 billion unit shipments. Sherlund says dominating the living room “was a good idea 10 years ago.” ‘’Apple and Google did an end run around you with smart-phones and tablets,” he says. “You had your eye on the wrong ball.” Foreign trainees in Japan face exploitationBy MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated PressKAIZU, Japan — When Chinese textile worker Wang Mingzhi heard he could more than triple his income with a three-year stint working in Japan as an apprentice, he eagerly paid a broker $7,300 in fees and deposit money. From afar, Japan seemed a model of prosperity and order. Japanese government back-ing of the training program he would enter the country under helped ease worries about going abroad. But when he joined the ranks of 150,000 other interns from poor Asian countries working in Japan, Wang was in for a series of shocks. Promised a clothing factory job, the 25-yearold wound up at a huge warehouse surrounded by rice paddies where he was told to fill boxes with clothing, toys and other goods. Wang and other new arrivals weren’t given contracts by their Japanese boss and monthly wages were withheld, except for overtime. Anyone who didn’t like the conditions could return to China, their boss told them. But then Wang would have lost most of his deposit. And how could he face his family, who were count-ing on sharing in the $40,000 he hoped he would earn for three years work. “We didn’t have any choice but to stay,” Wang said from his bunk in a cramped house he shared with a dozen others in Kaizu, a small city in central Gifu prefecture. Wang’s story is not unusual. Faced with a shrinking workforce and tight restrictions on immigration, Japanese employers such as small companies, farms and fisheries are plugging labor shortages by relying on interns from China, Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia. The training program is intended to help developing countries by upgrading the techni-cal expertise of their workers but critics say it is abused by some employers who see it as a source of cheap labor. Employers committing violations such as failing to pay wages numbered 197 last year, down more than half from 452 in 2008, accord-ing to Japanese officials. Lawyers and labor activists say the true number is many times higher and interns fear being sent home if they speak up despite government attempts to prevent abuses. Some say the plight of the interns highlights the need for Japan to rethink its deep-seated resistance to immigration, out of sheer eco-nomic necessity. Q Robert Turbeville is president of the Rotary Club of Lake City.


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Ability to work well under pressure. Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of accounting rules and regulations for community colleges. Knowledge of state regulations and procedures for payment, property, record retention, and travel. Knowledge of applicable federal regulations. SALARY: $23,373 annually plus benefits DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 12/06/13 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. Al foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight,Great Miles on this Regional Account.Werner Enterprises:1-855-515-8447 Houston-based research firm seeks child assessors/observers for part-time temporary work in Columbia Co schools. Experience working in education and criminal background check required. $14/hr. E-mail cover letter + resume to MECHANIC NEEDED with tools and experience. Southern Specialized Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754 Drivers: Home EVERYWeekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5916 Positions available for after school director and teaching opportunities. Fax resume to 386-758-0055 PROFESSIONALOFFICE is seeking Office Manager. Work ethic, reliability and relevant experience required. Benefits Available-Apply in personIdaho Timber 1768 SE SR 100 SMALLHISTORIC non-denominational church with a heart for children is seeking a pianist for Sunday services. Please contact 386-755-0580 if interested. TRUCK DRIVER Need experienced driver with class ACDL. Some labor required. Benefits offered. Minorities and Females are encouraged to apply. Call Katie @ 386 755-4328. 100Job OpportunitiesTRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED Local – Hauling Logs or Southeast – Hauling Pine Straw & Freight 386-935-0693 or 386-935-0476 120Medical Employment05542186ITNetwork AdministratorP/T ITNetwork Administrator needed for Rural Hospital & Clinic Practice. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Installation/configuration, operation and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. Degree preferred, with technical major, such as engineering or computer science. Healthcare IT related experience preferred. ER CLERK PRN Days, Nights and Weekends EXP. 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Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous BEAUTIFULCOUCH Burgandy/red in great shape no tears, $135 OBO 386-292-3927 GE ELECTRIC Stove works good, needs cleaning white, $85 386-292-3927 WHIRLPOOLWASHING machine, white, 1 year old, in great shape $195 386-292-3927 YAMAHAKEYBOARD Nice full size with stand & stool $425 OBO 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. 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(386) 623-4654 3BD/2BAHOME on half acre. with 900 sq ft shop, central heat/aiR. $950/mo 1st+$600 deposit. 386-365-8812 730Unfurnished Home ForRent05542111LAKE CITY 3BR/2BA 1300SF $850 NICE HOME2BR/2BA 1336SF $730 55+ COMMUNITY3BR/2BA 1592SF $795 2BR/1BA 867SF $525 3BR/2BA 1246SF $700 3BR/2BA 1448SF $795 BRANFORD 4BR/3BA 2108SF $800 LIVE OAK 1BR/1BA NICE UNIT$525 1BR/1BA 591SF $520 INCLUDES UTILITIES MADISON 2BR/1BA JUSTREMODLED $450 3 AVAILABLE Visit our website: www Mike Foster 386-288-3596 Mitchell Lee 386-867-1155 Accredited Real Estate Services 1688 SE Baya Dr., Suite 105 Lake City, FL32025 Accredited Real Estate Services is a Full Service Real Estate Office. 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LIFE Sunday, November 24, 2013 Section D Story ideas?ContactRobert Lake City Reporter 1DLIFECalling all gardenersBy AMANDA P acked away in a retired card cata-logue, seeds of all varieties — herbs, flowers and vegetables — wait in the Fort White Branch Public Library to be taken home by local gardeners. The new Columbia Seed Lending Library is available every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.. in Fort White. Visitors must have a Columbia County library card to take home seed packets, but every person can “borrow” five packets a month. “It is becoming a trend for people to want to gar-den in a traditional way,” branch manager Patti Street said. “A 100 years ago, you couldn’t go to a seed company and get seeds. You had to keep perpetuating seeds from your own garden. I think this is kind of getting back to that.” How it worksA kickoff event on Thursday, Nov. 14 explained to interested visitors how the lending library would work. Each packet checked out from the library contains 20 seeds, but there are no due dates or late fees on the contents. As the pro-gram grows, the library will ask members to return seeds harvested from the mature plants. But for now, Street said the library will just pur-chase new seeds because seed saving can be a complicated process. She worries about the plants cross-breeding into new varieties. However, if people want to contribute seeds to the collection, please donate commercially-grown seeds that are open-pol-linated, nonhybrid and non-GMO. Columbia County residents do not have to travel to Fort White to check out seeds, but can request them from any branch in the county. A list of available seeds is currently online at their website The list includes beets, carrots, basil, peas, peppers, spinach, toma-toes, turnips, dill, fox-glove, sunflowers, thyme and more. “Usually you don’t grow all the seeds that come in a packet,” said Sue Karcher, a library volunteer and master gar-dener. “So if you just go to the library and check them out, it doesn’t cost anything.” Fellow volunteer and master gardener Diana McDonnell took home several packets just to experiment with seeds she hasn’t grown before. The lending library gives locals the chance to try seeds and herbs to see if they like them without the added risk of cost, she said. Grow your own“Satisfaction,” Karcher said, explain-ing why she felt people grow their own vege-tables. “I’ve never had much luck. But I know when my husband grows something, he’s proud to be able to share it. It just tastes better.” As the world becomes more aware of organic, naturally-grown products, people want to be able to know exactly what went into the soil during the growing process. Using the library’s seeds to home-grow vegetables gives the community that option, McDonnell said. Since the seed library is only open on Wednesday, visitors can request seeds be pulled from the lending library to be picked up on anoth-er day, Street said. Staff will pull the requested seed if there is available time. “Seed lending gives the library another pur-pose for the community,” Street said. “It’s another way to bring people in.” Free and localStreet wrote to major seed companies, such as Burpees, asking them to donate seeds for the start-up library. The com-panies mailed hundreds of seed packets to Fort White. Columbia County Friends of the Library have also assisted the Fort White Branch in its A s the heat of sum-mer subsides, many of us are finally able to enjoy hikes through our lovely Florida parks, local recreation areas, and even the ‘back forty.’ The sites and colors of fall can be both soothing and invigorating during this time of the year. But be extra cautious around plants growing in the wild that have lovely red fall foliage. That pleasant walk could result in a week of uncomfortable itchy rashes. Some plants to avoid while enjoying outdoor activities include poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, which are all abun-dant here in North Florida. These plants all contain urushiol, a plant oil that can cause a severe skin rash, or dermatitis, when any part of the plant is contacted. Contact can be made by touching the plant, or by touching animals or clothing that has brushed against the plant. The oil can even be inhaled on smoke particles when the plants are burned and can cause respiratory problems. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.eduFoliage could result in red rashes JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterSue Karcher, a volunteer with The Columbia Seed Lending Library, sifts through a handful of sunflower, pea and Italian beet seeds. The program allow s members to trade a number of different vegetable, herbs and flowers for planting. PLANTS continued on 2D Fort White’s new Seed Lending Library has acres worth of seeds ready to grow in your yard. SEEDS continued on 2D


2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 20132DLIFE • Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 • Ward’s Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 • Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 • Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 • GeGee’s Studio 758-2088 Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. new endeavor. Right now, the seeds are free to the public. Street intends to keep it that way. She will continue to ask for donations from businesses, as well as organize fundrais-ers and apply for grants. “I’d like to get a good native seed collection,” she said. “The whole idea of a seed library, over time, is to only have local seeds.” Native plants require less attention and put less strain on the environment. The Master Gardener plant clinic is held at the Fort White Library Branch at the same time as the seed lending library. Future gardeners can ask the experts for help on gardening questions, such as when to plant, what grows where and how to plant certain varieties. For more information, call the Fort White Branch at (386) 497-1108. You may be one of those lucky people (about 25 percent of the population) who is not sensitive to urushiol and have never had the resulting itchy, red skin rash or blisters. It’s still advisable to keep your distance, however, because your sensitivity to the oil may increase with repeated exposure. Better safe than sorry. Poison ivy can be very attractive during the fall. The red fall leaves cover the vines that creep along fences, ramble along the ground, form short shrubs, or climb 150 feet up into trees. The saying “Leaflets three, let it be” is one to keep in mind. Poison ivy and poison oak both have three leaflets. Another good identifica-tion feature of poison ivy during this time of the year is the hair-like aerial roots that grow along the woody vine. Even after all the leaves have fallen, contact with the aerial roots and wood can cause skin inflammation. Although poison oak leaves also have ‘leaflets of three,’ a distinguishing feature is how the leaf-lets are lobed to resem-ble some types of oak leaves. The leaf sizes vary, but generally they are about 6 inches long and have a coating of very fine hairs. Poison oak doesn’t tolerate full shade, so you will usually encounter this plant in the form of a small shrub in dry, sunny locations. The third plant with attractive red or orange fall foliage that you should avoid is the poi-son sumac. This decidu-ous shrub or small tree grows from 5 to 20 feet tall and prefers wet or moist sites. It has 7 to 13 leaflets which are long oval shaped and have ‘toothed’ edges. Other non-poisonous sumacs may be grow-ing near-by in the same area, but these other sumacs have long, nar-row leaflets. These plants add color to our natural area landscapes and their berries are enjoyed by many wild critters. Just like the signs in the antique or art shops warn, they are beautiful to look at, but please don’t touch. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterABOVE: Patti Street, manager of the Columbia County Public Library Fort White branch, sorts through dozens of donated packets of seeds. Seed sav ers who check out seeds are encouraged to either return seeds from vegetables, herbs and flowers that are grown or from commercially sold packs. SEEDSContinued From 1D PLANTSContinued From 1DA cracker cowboyO ne of our perform-ers at the Library last month, Hank Mattson, billed himself as a Cracker Cowboy Poet. At the time, we were immersed in our Community Read proj-ect with Patrick Smith’s A Land Remembered as our selection. In addi-tion to two book discus-sion programs, we had Janis Owens, author of A Cracker Cookbook We were not quite sure what Hank Mattson would do at his program, but he was highly praised by a previous performer we had in September. Hank arrived on that Sunday afternoon in full cowboy regalia and loaded down with many Cracker memo-ries from his past. He recited his poetry, some hilarious, some sad, all fas-cinating. Later, I wondered if there were other cowboy poets out there and did the library own any of their books? Yes, we do, and two titles are A Cowful of Cowboy Poetry by Baxter Black and the sequel, Horseshoes, Cowsocks & Duckfeet: More Commentary by NPR’s Cowboy Poet & Former Large Animal Veterinarian. What about books about cowboys in general? I checked the Library’s online catalog and found we have several hundred books on cowboys and the frontier, including a few about Florida cowboys, for both children and adults. Some of the titles include Cowboy Cooking by Mary Gunderson, Don’t Squat With Your Spurs On: a Cowboy’s Guide to Life by Texas Bix Bender, NY Times best-seller Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, Cracker: Florida’s Enduring Cowboys: a Photographic Tribute by Jon Kral, Ninety-Mile Prairie: a Cracker Western by Lee Gramling, Kissimmee Pete: Cracker Cow Hunter by Jan Day (a children’s Easy book), a DVD Old Florida Style: a Story of Cracker Cattle, and many more fic-tion and non-fiction titles. As a New York native, cattle ranching and the frontier meant the western United States. It wasn’t until we moved to Florida in 2005 and I started attending the Library’s author programs that I learned Florida most certainly was the frontier and cattle ranching was a very important industry since the Spanish arrived in 1513. Cowboys were just as real in Florida as they were in the rest of the country. Other titles about Florida cowboys that the Library owns are Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier by Carlton Ward, Jr. and Florida Cowman: a History of Florida Cattle Raising by Joe Akerman. One of the most interesting services offered by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services is the Florida Memory Project. I recently heard a presentation in Tallahassee by the project’s director. There are now 530,000 dig-itized items and while the usage used to be 10,000 searches per year, there are now about 5,000,000 searches per month! There are collections of photo-graphs, including some from Columbia County. Also included are original land grant maps and one is currently being used as evidence in a property dis-pute in central Florida. You can search Florida cattle ranching and the results include early photographs and brief explanations. This is a fascinating and useful project and you can search it at the Library, or at home, by going to Happy searching! AT THE LIBRARY Debbie Q Debbie Paulson is the director of the Columbia County Public Library. Check out these cowboy books: Q Cowboy Cooking by Mary GundersonQ Don’t Squat With Your Spurs On: a Cowboy’s Guide to Life by Texas Bix BenderQ Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, New York Times BestsellerQ Cracker: Florida’s Enduring Cowboys: a Photographic Tribute by Jon KralQ Ninety-Mile Prairie: a Cracker Western by Lee GramlingQ Kissimmee Pete: Cracker Cow Hunter by Jan Day, a children’s Easy book Salad proves watermelon and feta better togetherBy SARA MOULTONAssociated Press Even though fruit and cheese tend to go together like soup and sandwich, the first time I saw watermelon and feta cheese paired up on a menu it struck me as very odd. Apples and cheddar? Sure. Pears and Stilton? You know it. But I was sure that watermelon was much too watery to stand up to the bold flavor of feta, no matter that everyone tends to love the interplay of sweet and salt in general, and that the combo is hugely popular in Egypt, Israel and throughout the Balkans. Well, those folks are right and I was dead wrong. Watermelon and feta are a great match – and they are at the center of this salad. With the watermelon, feta and cucumber in place, I filled out the salad with some dark bitter greens – namely aru-gula – and fresh herbs. You’re welcome to substitute watercress for the arugula, and any one of your favorite herbs for the mint and cilantro. As for the onion, there’s a way – if you have a little extra time – to abbreviate the lingering smell of it on your breath. Just soak the slices in a strainer set in a bowl of ice water for 15 minutes. Then drain and dry it and add it to the salad. The whole process not only tamps down onion breath, it also makes the little ras-cals crispier and crunchier, too. The grilled pork tenderloin here plays the same role as the chicken or shrimp added to a Caesar salad – it turns a side dish into a meal. By the way, the tender-loin is one of the leanest cuts of pork. And so long as you don’t overcook it – and give it a bit of a rest before slicing – it will be tender and juicy. Now to the dressing, which teams up feta and buttermilk. Given its ability to provide creaminess (and tang) to a reci-pe without adding a ton of fat, buttermilk is one of my favorite cheating ingredi-ents. And the feta is so flavorful – and its texture so pleasurable – that I crumbled some extra onto the finished salad. At the end, you’ll add some crunch in the form of homemade baked whole-wheat pita croutons. These are so easy to make, I never bother with the pack-aged varieties, which are usually deep-fried and loaded with fat. Voila, the perfect summer meal in a bowl. Refreshing and filling.Grilled pork tenderloin with watermelon-arugula saladStart to finish: 50 minutes (25 active) Servings: 4 Q 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled, divided Q 1 tablespoon lemon juice Q 1/3 cup buttermilk Q 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Q Ground black pepper Q Two 6-inch whole-wheat pita pockets Q Olive oil cooking spray Q Kosher salt Q 1-pound pork tenderloin, trimmed Q 3 cups arugula Q 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion Q 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves Q 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves Q 2 cups cubed and seeded watermelon Q 1 cup cubed seedless cucumber Heat the grill to medium. Heat the oven to 400 F. While the grill and oven are heating, in a blender combine half of the feta, the lemon juice, butte rmilk and olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with pepper, then stir in the remaining feta. Set aside. Split each pita pocket into 2 rounds. Spray the rough sides of each round lightly with the cooking spray, then sprinkle lightly with salt. Cut each round into 8 triangles. On a rimmed baking sheet arrange the triangles in a single layer. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. Spray the pork with the olive oil spray, then season it lightly with salt and pepper. Grill it di rectly over the heat, turning it a quarter turn at a ti me, until a thermometer inserted at the thickest part registers 140 F to 145 F for medium, about 6 min-utes per side. Transfer the pork to a plate, cover it loosely with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the arugula, onion, mint, cilantro, watermelon and cucumber. Add the pork juices from the resting pork to the feta dressing, whisking to incorporate. Place a mound of the salad on each of 4 plates. Slice the pork crosswise into rounds 1/2 inch thick and arrange a quarter of the slices on top of each mound of salad. Drizzle the dressing on top of the pork, then divide the pita croutons between the plates. Serve immediately. Nutrition information per serving: 370 calories; 120 calories from fat (32 percent of total calories); 13 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 100 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 33 g protein; 820 mg sodium. ASSOCIATED PRESSA grilled pork tenderloin with watermelon-arugula sala d is shown served on a plate.


By AMY LORENTZENAssociated Press Making a pretty chain for eyeglasses can be sim-ple, personal and practical. Depending on your skill level, you could make any-thing from a basic beaded lanyard to something more elaborate and embellished. Traditional chains connect to both arms of the glasses, while newer styles offer a center loop on which you hang the glass-es by one of their temple pieces. “Eyeglass chains are a great way to accentuate your personality while also providing a utilitarian use,” keeping glasses safe and handy, says Michelle Sacia, a craft specialist with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “Just like jewelry, eyeglass chains can be cre-ated to match your everyday style while showcasing your glasses,” she says. Lori Bergmann, who creates glass beads and custom jewelry at her studio in Maple Valley, Wash., says supplies for making eyeglass chains are readily available online and at craft stores. And depending on the style you choose, it can take only minutes to put together. “If you can hold pliers in your hand and make a loop, you can do it,” Bergmann says. Once you’ve chosen a project, gather the neces-sary jewelry-making tools and supplies. For many people, the beads are what draw them to an eyeglass chain project, and it’s the beads that will make your gift one-of-a-kind. A few quality glass beads can add to the chain’s beauty, Bergmann says, but stick with mostly lightweight beads so you don’t end up with a heavy piece of jewelry. Choose a variety of shapes, colors and pat-terns. Depending on the style of chain, your list of tools and supplies could include jewelry wire, double jump rings similar to key rings, crimp beads to secure the end of wire, crimp cov-ers to disguise end knots, side cutters to trim wire, and jewelry and crimping pliers. If you’re creating a traditional chain, you’ll need eyeglass connectors, which are the cording that slips onto the sides of glasses. Making a basic chain takes only a few steps. Many projects will use jew-elry wire cut to 34 inches or longer depending on your preference. From there, add one eyeglass connector on a double jump ring, attach that to the jewelry wire, and place the crimp bead and crimp cover. Then string the beads in your desired pattern. Add the second eyeglass connector to a double jump ring and place it on the other end of the beaded wire. Finish that end by attaching another crimp bead and crimp cover. Voila, you’ve got a handcrafted piece of jewelry. If you’re a beginner and unsure about technique, you can buy pre-made jew-elry to serve as the bead-ed chain, then remove the clasps and attach eyeglass connectors. You’ll still be creating a handmade item, and you’ll gain some jew-elry-making experience for future projects. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 3D3DLIFE Mr. Riley and Miss Peanut take firstFrom staff reportsM r. Riley (top left) and Miss Peanut (bottom left) took first place as the best dressed dogs at the recent Pet Spot Look Alike Contest. Mr. Riley, a rescue shiatsu from Jacksonville, has been with Elizabeth Parker-Manson for two and a half years. Manson and her friend Elizabeth Mays make all of the costumes for their pets when they enter them into any dress-up con-test. Miss Peanut also received first place for best costume in her wed-ding gown and detailed veil. Manson and Mr. Riley took home first place for the best owner-pet look alike costumes when they both dressed up in Florida Gator garb. Pet Spot is a local grooming salon.COURTESY PHOTOSElizabeth Parker-Manson (from left) holds Mr. Riley and Elizabeth Mays holds Miss Peanut at the Pet Spot Look Alike Contest earlier this month. Decor forecast: Eclectic with personalityBy KIM COOKAssociated PressThe era of specific decor trends is on the wane. Rooms full of tra-ditional or modern furniture have been replaced by a more eclectic sensibility, interior decorators and designers agree. Mid-century sofas on a Swedish-country, flat-weave rug. Vintage lighting and a concrete coffee table. An antique Indian sari coverlet on a sleek, lacquered bed frame. Mixing and matching has become a trend in itself. And this trend’s more liberating than limiting. “The look is about combining decorative elements and memen-tos from your personal history – the places you’ve been, where you’re at and where you’re going – and arranging them artfully to create a stylish, beautiful, lived-in space,” says New York interior designer Elaine Griffin. The explosion of inspirational media has helped drive the shift, she thinks; amateur decorators now get ideas and confidence from design blogs, TV shows and shelter magazines. “Homeowners are at last masters of their own ships,” says Griffin. “We’ve revolutionized the term ‘eclectic’ as a design style.” If you’re updating a room this fall, here’s a sampler of ideas to get the creative wheels turning:Sizing things up or downAt the International Contemporary Furniture Fair this spring in New York, which presented a first look at what retailers will be offering for fall, designers were playing with scale, in lighting particularly. California lighting company Cerno showed Silva Giant, a 7-foot-tall floor lamp with a slanted walnut base and barrel shade. The company’s Valeo model had a crane-like walnut base that extended 9 feet, with an alumi-num rod suspending a large linen shade. Despite its size, the fixture seemed to frame the space rather than loom over it. ( ) Moooi’s Raimond chandelier was a sphere of LED lights that evoked a fireworks burst, while MioCulture showed whimsical, glowing LED-lit, floor-lamp cones. Tango Lighting’s Memory Floor Light has a 3-foot black, brown or white shade with a choice of dramatic interior colors. (; Big was big, but the show also featured lighting that occupied as little space as possible. Patrick Townsend’s SuperString series played with naturally occurring patterns in science and astrono-my. CP Lighting showed its new Growth collection of brushed aluminum branch-like fixtures. (; Retailers will also be offering slivers of table lamps with a slim profile.Material WorldFor its textile collection this fall, Crate & Barrel is putting linen front and center, but not the old-fashioned kind, says Sandy Kortright, a senior buyer at the retailer. “For the fall collection, we hung our hat on linen that’s casual and soft. The idea is not to iron linen but keep it lovely, organic and casual, with a few soft wrinkles spread throughout,” she says. “The linen feels easy, welcoming and inviting to use.” ( ) Indian-inspired soft cotton prints are also in vogue. West Elm and Crate & Barrel are offer-ing pin-tucked, hand-blocked and embroidered textiles for beds and lounges. ( You’ll see a range of throws in various textures, from cashmere to quilted motifs to nubby wools. There are thick, chunky knitted weaves on blankets, ottomans and rugs, but luxe wool and silk blan-kets as well. Designer James de Wulff is turning concrete into small tables; concrete and stone – either real or faux – are being incorporated into many pieces this fall, includ-ing tables, lamps, and accessories such as vases and outdoor plant-ers. ( ) Look for warm metallics, too.“Yellow metals – gold, brass and bronze – are turning up everywhere, as posts on book-cases, shelves, cutlery, edging and details of china, decorative objects, picture frames, furniture legs and feet,” says Griffin. Lighting designer Tom Dixon has a collection of gleaming copper shades on iron bases, a cylindrical web of etched stain-less steel, and a cool collection of angular gem-shaped fixtures done in sand casted nickel-plated alu-minum. ( )Rustic ModernSeveral retailers are combining rustic elements – such as wood slabs, industrial metals and rougher textiles – with chrome, plastics or luxe fabrics for a style tagged “rustic modern.” These are versatile pieces that could sit well in a lot of living spaces. You’ll find pickled or washed grainy woods in furniture from Bernhardt and others, replac-ing some of the deeper ebony woods of past seasons. Crate and Barrel’s Jeremiah rocker is a chalet-ready chair with a woodsy fabric cover. The Fonda rug incorporates slivers of rocky hues in a graphic floor covering. West Elm’s got a desk that’s a mango wood slab on an iron base. There’s a shaggy wool rug here too, that adds texture and dimen-sion. Pottery Barn has a collection of chunky, silvered-glass lamp bases with character, especially when paired with burlap lampshades. ( )Pattern and colorA wide range of neutrals are strong colors for fall. Think deep-er hues of graphite, chocolate and slate balanced by lighter tones of ash and stone – a mix of rock and woodland hues. There’s still a lot of punch in the palette, however. Citron and mustard work well with the neutrals. At the modern end of the spectrum, neons and deep pink provide counterpoint to muted naturals like vanilla and soft white. Saturated hues like oxblood, orange and ruby add heat and energy, and blues are big – sapphire, teal and navy play well with deeper tones as well as the whites and creams. Accent pieces like pillows and rugs are a good way to incorpo-rate new color; look for examples in small furnishings, tabletop items, and towels and rugs at CB2, Target and other retailers. Jacquard, ikat, paisley, tile and hand-block motifs are all over bedding and throw pillows, as well as rugs. Graphic modern pat-terns are also strong.Traditional Twists Carl Robinson designs matte black wall coverings accented with jet beading and gold designs; the luxe, art-deco vibe is echoed in other elements of fall 2013’s decor, including quilted motifs and glass/brass combinations for upholstered accent pieces. ( ) At Bespoke Global, Antoine Shapira’s Brazilian Crab cabinet incorporates brass, slate and palm in a console perched on elegant curved legs. It’s a mix of bygone-era sensibility with modern glam. ( ) Crate and Barrel has some pieces for fall that turn traditional furniture on its ear. The Arietta slipper chair is done in a sap-phire-blue velvet with gray legs. The brass-hued Melrose floor lamp turns a classic mid-century table lamp shape into something unexpected. Websites to aid your decoratingLIGHTING: www.olighting. com;;;; www.cplighting.comTEXTILES:;; www.2modern.comRUSTIC FURNITURE: www.potterybarn.comTRADITIONAL: Gov’t weighs permitting cellphone calls on planesBy JOAN LOWYAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immedi-ate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others. Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said in a statement Thursday that the commission was pro-posing greater in-flight access to mobile broad-band. The proposal will be considered at the commis-sion’s Dec. 12 meeting. “The time is right to review our outdated and restrictive rules,” Wheeler said, adding that modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably. The proposal would also allow passengers to use their smartphones to send email, text and download data. The proposal would apply to flights when they are over 10,000 feet in alti-tude, but not during take-offs and landings. The move came just 16 days after Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the cellular telephone indus-try, took over the post of FCC chairman. The proposal to ease cellphone restrictions was greeted enthusiastically by the Telecommunications Industry Association. The association “supports initiatives to make mobile broadband ser-vices, including Internet access, available to pas-sengers and flight crews aboard commercial airlin-ers and private aircraft,” Grant Seiffert, president of the trade group, said. “Already, substantial (infor-mation and communica-tions technology) manufac-turer and vendor interest exists in this space, and our members are investing in related opportunities for growth internationally.” But early reaction from the airline industry and labor unions was skeptical. Flight attendants and others have worried that a plane full of chattering passengers could lead to arguments and undermine safety. “Passengers overwhelmingly reject cellphone use in the aircraft cabin. The FCC should not pro-ceed with this proposal,” the Association of Flight Attendants said in a state-ment in response to the FCC chairman’s comments. How to: Easy way to make eyeglass chain LORI BERGMANN /Associated PressThis publicity product photo provided by Lori Bergm ann shows a vintage glass chain Leopard Lanyard by Lori Bergm ann (, with handmade lampwork Leo pard glass beads, that uses simple wire wrapping techniq ues. Online:Examples of tutorials include the step-by-step instruction from Auntie’s Beads at com/watch?v=U6VPTelr7H4&feature=fvwrelOr for more advanced crafters, instructions from Jo-Ann’s Stores at


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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have the same argument every year around Thanksgiving. He says there is a difference between stuffing and dress-ing. I say they’re the same thing, except that stuffing is baked in the turkey, while dressing is baked separately in a casserole dish. My husband insists I’m wrong -that the differ-ence has nothing to do with how it’s cooked. He thinks stuffing is made with regular bread, while dressing is made with cornbread. The debate is driving me crazy. Will you please tell me who is right? — STUFFING VS. DRESSING IN OHIO DEAR STUFFING VS. DRESSING: The terms “dressing” and “stuffing” are interchangeable. They refer to a seasoned mix-ture used to stuff meat or poultry. It makes no difference what kind of bread is used. Some tips: If you plan to stuff your turkey, be sure all the ingredients are pre-cooked (i.e. vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood). Using pasteurized liquid eggs is safer than using raw eggs. The bird should be loosely stuffed, not packed because stuffing expands while cooking, and the turkey should be stuffed right before it is put into the oven, never ahead of time. The stuffing takes the longest of the bird’s components to reach the desired safe temperature (165 degrees). Once the stuffing is in the turkey, it should not be removed until the turkey is ready to be carved. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have lived here for 20 years, and so have our lovely, gracious and caring neighbors. We haven’t had any new neigh-bors for years -until now. My husband has met the couple in passing, but I haven’t yet. There has been a lot of activity over there, what with moving in, etc. As a neighbor, when and how should I approach them and offer my welcome to the neighborhood? Should I bring them something? If so, what’s the best thing? — KATE IN QUINCY, MASS. DEAR KATE: I can tell by your question that the folks in your neighbor-hood are indeed “lovely, gracious and caring.” The first thing you should bring the new neighbors is a warm smile. And it wouldn’t hurt if along with it you brought a plate of edible treats and an offer to refer them to the near-est market, dry cleaner, your shoe repair shop and a reliable plumber. DEAR ABBY: My dad came into my room and told me he and my mom were having problems -that they were thinking about getting divorced. I can’t imagine living without them or hav-ing to choose who I want to live with. Every child needs her mother, but Dad is the one who has always been there for me. Should I just live with my grand-parents and see how that works out? What should I do? — BAFFLED IN THE SOUTH DEAR BAFFLED: You should talk to both of your parents about this. If you are close to your grandparents, discuss it with them, too, since you feel you might like to live with them to avoid hurt-ing either parent. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will discover a way to enhance your finan-cial situation through an unusual but profitable man-ner. Protect your reputation from someone who may be jealous or feels threatened by you. Rise above and treat such a matter with class, not revenge. +++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Gravitate toward the people who have something sub-stantial to offer. Show off your skills and knowledge and you will be given an opportunity to try your hand at something that interests you. Romance will entice you. ++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Connect with people from your past. Attending a reunion or taking a walk down memory lane will remind you of past wins and losses. Learn from what you’ve encountered along the way and you will prosper emotionally and financially. ++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): You don’t have to make changes in order to follow your dreams. Impulsive moves will work against you when it comes to getting ahead or maintaining your reputation. Focus on an important relationship. Put love first. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do your best to avoid trouble at home or with fam-ily. Get involved in activities that will help you explore something that interests or challenges you physically. Personal improvements will do you good and help you prosper. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Communication is your ticket to getting what you want when you want it. Express your desires and be open about your feelings and you will turn an impor-tant relationship into some-thing very special. Make a domestic change for the right reason. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get the facts before going off on a tangent that will leave hard feelings between you and a close friend. It’s not worth argu-ing over assumptions about what’s happened in the past. Make a decision you can live with and move forward. ++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Keep your emotions well hidden. Put your attention on what you want to achieve or enjoy doing. Include the people you love in your plans for the future as well as the present. A romantic end to your day will enrich your love life. ++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep moving, but don’t take physi-cal risks that can result in injury. Mishaps are apparent if you don’t look before you leap emotionally or finan-cially. Cut corners at home and you will have cash to explore a new interest. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take care of business, regardless of what day of the week it is. Money matters must be looked at carefully and a strategic move made. You stand to prosper through a joint ven-ture. Money contracts and romance are highlighted. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Being led astray by someone who is trying to get something from you is apparent. You must look at the motives behind what you are being asked to do. Look for a way to appease others without restricting your options. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): By helping others, you will end up in a position that will allow you to present and promote your own interests. Contracts and settlements will favor you. 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6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013 6DLIFE #&'%# #$$ # #$# !$$# &" $$( %" ( "%#$$" %" ##% "!$# $%" ##% "nr$nnr$ n! rnnn nnrn n rnnnnn )&*&'#& rnrr!"nn r!nnrnnnn!r n (&"%$("'!'"!%"!!"% '%#!%" "%("%+&(%"&&!( #!+)%'"#*"(! '!&(%!#"*'' '&*"(%!&! (' rnnnnn rnrnn nnrnn Moscow Sympony cancels UF showFrom staff reportsGAINESVILLE — Due to circumstances beyond UFPA’s control, Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic has can-celled their performance scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Phillips Center. Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase. UFPA apologizes for any inconvenience this can-cellation may cause. Customers can contact the Phillips Center Box Office by calling 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 1-800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida), or by visiting during business hours – Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. ‘ROCK OF AGES’From staff reportsGAINESVILLE — The 1980’s rock ‘n roll hit musical “Rock of Ages” comes to the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. With hit productions in Stockholm, London, Las Vegas and currently on Broadway – the production was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2009. “Rock of Ages” features dozens of classic ‘80s rock tunes including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Harden My Heart”, “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, “Rock of Ages” tells the story of a small-town girl who meets a big-city dreamer – and in L.A.’s most famous rock club, they fall in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. This feel-good love story is told through the vintage hits of icon rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. “Rock of Ages” is directed by Tony Award nominee Kristin Hanggi (“Bare,” “Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip”) and cho-reographed by Kelly Devine (“Jersey Boys” – associate chore-ographer), with a book by Chris D’Arienzo (writer and director of the film “Barry Munday”), original arrangements by David Gibbs (Counting Crows, Film: “That Thing You Do”) and the music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp (“Tarzan”; Europe: “We Will Rock You”, “Mamma Mia”). The production features set design by Beowulf Boritt (“Spelling Bee,” “LoveMusik”), costume design by Tony nominee Gregory Gale (“Cyrano,” “The Wedding Singer”), lighting design by Jason Lyons (“The Threepenny Opera”), sound design by Craig Cassidy (“Phantom,” “Mamma Mia”) and projection design is by Zachary Borovay (“A Catered Affair”). “Rock of Ages” is produced by Phoenix Entertainment. Tickets go on sale at noon Monday, Nov. 25 for the general public, and at noon, Monday, Dec. 2 for UF students. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit for more information. Performance dates, times and programs are subject to change. coming to Phillips Center COURTESY PHOTOSSet in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, “Rock of Ages” features do zens of classic ‘80s rock tunes. The show is coming to the Phillips Center in Gainesville on Friday, Jan. 10. LEFT: Sherrie Christian leaves her home in Kansas to make it big on Sunset Strip but runs into a few snags along the way. ‘Rock of Ages’When: Friday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45-65 (UF students: $20 – on sale noon Dec. 2)Where: Phillips Center Websites: University of Florida Performing Arts: and “Rock of Ages”: www.rockofagesontour.comPhone: 352-392-2787 (Phillips Center Box Office) or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 By TAMARA LUSHAssociated PressORLANDO — The five-day International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show took place this week in Orlando, smack in the middle of the world’s big-gest theme park corridor. It’s the largest such con-vention in the world, and people from more than 100 countries either attend, or exhibit, at the mind-bog-glingly massive show. “Our country needs fun right now,” said John Schweiger, CEO of Coming Attractions Theatres. At that’s what this show is for. There’s everything a theme park could want. Amusement trade show in Orlando

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