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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City Reporter SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM Resolve to cut spending this year. Winters here: How to avoid cabin fever. SUNDAY EDITION 1D 1C 1A MARK YOUR CALENDARS The 2014 Olustee Festival Pageant is coming in February; applications are open now, 3A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 239 TODAYS WEATHER People . . . . . . 2A Opinion . . . . . . . . 4A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 5D Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B, 3B 72 52 Showers, 6A George invokes Stand Your Ground Stand Your Ground vs. self defense By STEVEN RICHMOND A woman accused of seconddegree murder is seeking immunity under Floridas Stand Your Ground law, according to court documents filed in December. Lavell Nicole George, 41, currently faces charges of second-degree mur der, tampering with evidence and acting as an accessory to a felony fol lowing a June 30, 2012 incident where she allegedly shot and killed Maurice Mickler, a 27-year-old convicted felon wanted on drug charges, in her home. George MIckler By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Whether Troy Roberts is capturing a video of his 3-year-old daughter on the playground or a photo of Florida Gateway College for his job, Google Glass allows him to quickly snap the shot with only a couple words. Okay, Glass, record a video... Roberts, public information coordinator at FGC, doesnt have to fumble in his pocket for his cell phone or dig around the house for a camera that may never surface. The Glass sits snugly on his face, a thin, black frame holding a small screen in front of his right eye. Like a cell phone or a personal comput er, the Glass allows him to google recipes, record videos, scroll through Facebook, location directions, translate foreign lan guages and more. The whole point of it for me on a personal level is that the Glass allows me to capture everyday life, he said. Google wants to show all the cool things, like moun tain biking, skydiving, surfing. ... But for me, its for everyday life that people take for granted. Although Google hasnt released data on the number of Explorers currently test ing the beta Glass, Time Magazine esti mates there are approximately 40,000 people operating Googles hands-free computer. Since Roberts acquired the Glass in early November, he has seen only one other Explorer wearing the new technology. In March, Google allowed 10,000 people to request the product mostly comput JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Troy Roberts, Florida Gateway College public information coordinator, demonstrates how to operate his Google Glass device on Friday. Exploring Glass Exotic innovation has everyday applications, but could be used at school. TAKE NOTE Home delivery Home delivery of Tuesdays Lake City Reporter may be delayed due to the BCS National Championship football game Monday night between Florida State University and Auburn. Zumba class today Sarah Sandlin, Zumba Instructor for the City of Lake City, is offer ing a free Zumba class on Jan. 5 at the Teen Town city building at Youngs Park from 4-5 p.m. This will be a beginners class where youll learn all the basic moves of this popular dance form. After the free class, a regular Zumba class will be held for $5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Email Sarah at lakecityzum for more. GLASS continued on 3A GEORGE continued on 5A By STEVEN RICHMOND Court proceedings for common-law self-defense and Stand Your Ground claims have small yet impor tant differences that can significantly alter a cases outcome. Florida statute 776.013 states [a] person who is not engaged in an unlaw ful activity and who is STATUTES cont. on 5A AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter Four Rivers Audubon president Valerie Thomas watches a brown thrasher as it rests on a nearby tree. I love it when I see a thrasher, she said. I dont see them very often. RIGHT: A brown thrasher is pictured. In search of the ever-elusive brown thrasher By AMANDA WILLIAMSON With each flap of the Coots wings, its feathers dipped beneath the sur face of Alligator Lake. The mediumsized black bird plopped back onto the lake, leaving the soft sound of rippling water in its wake. As the morning ebbed, the sun cast a soft glow on the water and the multitude of ducklike Coots floating on the surface. In the distance, a gathering of birdwatchers directed their binoculars into the trees and lake beyond. Thrasher, thrasher everybody. Oh my gosh, whis pered Valerie Thomas, president of Four Rivers Audubon. Hes right in those cherry laurels I think thats what those are. Hes so beauti ful. The tiny brown bird hopped from the branch, swung down toward the ground and plunged into the under brush along James H. Montgomery trail. Four Rivers Audubon walks the dikes the first Saturday of every month, and has counted at least 75 different species of birds along the various habitats at the park. On the first Saturday of 2014, the group spot ted at least 30 differ ent species along the waters edge, includ ing a kingfisher, BIRDS continued on 3A By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Lake City Christian Academy will hold a memo rial service to honor the lives of one of its students, Amanda Storms, and her mother on Tuesday at the academys Chapel. Both Amanda and her mother, Veronica Baker, passed away from a rare genetic heart condition in September 2013. Lake City Christian Academy plans to unveil a monument to both following the ceremony. The ceremony will start at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. All fam ily and friends of Amanda and Baker are welcome to attend. Amanda, who passed away on Sept. 9, attended Lake City Christian Academy for six years. A junior and an honor student, she had recently completed the requirements to begin dual enrollment at Florida Gateway College. She was also a member of Congressman Ted Yohos Student Advisory Council and enjoyed her involvement. She wanted to be a writer. Baker worked at Lake City Christian Academy as a receptionist. She loved showing horses and working with special needs children. Baker passed away on Sept. 23 due to a heart condition similar to her daughters. Memorial service for student, mother Tuesday Amanda Storms Murder suspect seeks immunity in shooting death of boyfriend.


2A 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 S ome of the nation’s most important events of the young century have happened in Florida or had a strong connection to the state, which is expected to surpass New York in popu-lation in 2014. Here is a list of 10 of them:Presidental election errors1. The 2000 presidential contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore was decided in Florida by 537 votes after the U.S. Supreme Court ended recounts in the Sunshine State. The fight over the election increased rancor between the two major parties and also shined a spotlight on deficien-cies in the nation’s voting infra-structure.Gonzalez custody battle2. The custody battle over Elian Gonzalez became an inter-national diplomatic crisis as his Miami-based relatives fought to keep the 7-year-old boy from returning to Cuba after he was rescued at sea during an ill-fated attempt to get to the United States with his mother, who drowned. Amid a throng of protesters, federal agents seized the boy during a raid of his Miami relatives’ house. Gonzalez was later reunited with his father who took him back to Cuba.Shuttle’s final destination3. Space shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center and the landing strip at the Florida space center was to be the final destination for its seven astronauts before the spacecraft broke apart over Texas upon returning to Earth on Feb. 1, 2003. The Columbia disaster grounded the space shuttle program for 2 years and forced NASA to implement new measures for inspecting shuttles for damage after launch.Hurricanes, hurricanes4. Within a period of weeks in 2004, four major hurricanes hit Florida: Charley, Frances, Jeanne and Ivan. The next year, Florida again was buffeted by Hurricanes Dennis and Wilma. The six hurricanes were respon-sible for more than three dozen deaths and left behind tens of billions of dollars in damages. In the long term, the hurricanes caused Florida to have the high-est home insurance rates in the nation.Fighting for the right to die5. The seven-year-legal fight by Terri Schiavo’s husband to get a feeding tube removed from his wife who was in a vegetative state turned into a bitterly-fought debate about the right to die. The legal fight included an interven-tion from then Gov. Jeb Bush, and it became a political football when the U.S. Congress and President Bush attempted to get the legal fight moved into federal courts. Schiavo died in March 2005 with protesters and media stationed outside her hospice.Foreclosures lead the nation6. Florida became a poster child for the nation’s housing crisis in 2008 when foreclosures swamped the court system and housing values plummeted. The housing crisis, fueled by lax lend-ing standards, led to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression when mort-gage-backed securities held by global financial firms collapsed.Trial of Casey Anthony7. The trial of Casey Anthony on charges that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter trans-fixed the nation during the sum-mer of 2011 as viewers around the world watched a real-life family soap opera unfold in an Orlando courtroom. Anthony was acquitted of murder.Oil spill affecting shores8. Florida was among the four states directly affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the nation’s largest offshore oil spill. Even though Florida didn’t have the same levels of tar balls washing ashore as other states, the state was hurt by tourists staying away from the Panhandle’s pristine beaches.Revolting Tea Partiers9. Florida was at the vanguard of the Tea Party revolt of 2010, sending Rick Scott to the governor’s mansion and electing Marco Rubio to the U.S. Senate.Trial of George Zimmerman10. George Zimmerman’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012 raised questions about gun control laws, race and equal justice under the law, becoming one of the biggest civil rights cause celebres in recent years. Zimmerman was acquitted of any crime at his 2013 trial. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS HOW TO REACH USMain number ........(386) 752-1293 Fax number ..............752-9400Circulation ...............755-5445Online... www.lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub-lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis-sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson.....754-0418( Robert Bridges.....754-0428( ( place a classified ad, call 755-5440BUSINESSController Sue Brannon....754-0419( delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service.In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a ser-vice error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or ser-vice related credits will be issued.In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or ser-vice related credits will be issued.Circulation...............755-5445( delivery rates(Tuesday -Friday and Sunday)12 Weeks.................. $26.3224 Weeks...................$48.7952 Weeks...................$83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks.................. $41.4024 Weeks...................$82.8052 Weeks..................$179.40 Lake City Reporter WINNING LOTTO NUMBERS Cash 3: (Saturday) 2-2-4 Play 4: (Saturday) 8-3-1-2 Fantasy 5: (Friday) 7-16-17-24-33 Florida Lotto: (Wednesday) 1-8-15-19-32-48 x2 PowerBall: (Wednesday) 15-24-40-48-52 x23 THOUGHT FOR TODAY SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way. — Caroline Gordon, novelist (1895-1981) “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” — Micah 6:8 AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterStocking up at the Farmer’s MarketDiane Servay of Heritage Preserved glances at a jar of her zucchini pickles at the Lake DeSoto Farmers Market S aturday. She also sells jellies, preserves, baked goods, eggs a nd hand-sewn baskets. The market usually has at least sev en vendors every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The market hopes to a ttract vendors selling fresh vegetables and fruits. 10 important state events in the 21 st century AROUND FLORIDA Q Associated Press PHOTO OF THE DAY PICTURE THIS The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. And thanks for reading. See an error? The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at SubmissionsQUICK HITS AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterHelping out with Habitat for HumanityTrevor Bradbourne of the Lake City Lions Club helps to paint the Habitat for Humanity House on NW Early Street. The home will be the sixth home completed by the Lake City branch of the national organization. The group hopes to be finish ed by the end of the month. Until then, they need volunteers every Saturday. For more informatio n, check their website at Everly Brothers’ Phil dies at 74 LOS ANGELES — There is no more beauti-ful sound than the voices of siblings swirled togeth-er in high harmony, and when Phil and Don Everly combined their voices with songs about yearning, angst and loss, it changed the world. Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers who took the high notes, died Friday from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74. He left a towering legacy that still inspires half a century after The Everly Brothers’ first hit. You could argue that while Elvis Presley was the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Phil and Don Everly were its troubled princes. They sang dark songs hidden behind deceptively pleasing harmonies and were perfect interpreters of the twitchy hearts of millions of teens coming of age in the 1950s and ‘60s looking to express themselves beyond the simple platitudes of the pop music of the day. The Everlys dealt in the entire emotional spectrum with an authen-ticity that appealed to proto rockers like the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who gladly pass the credit for the sea chang-es they made in rock to the ruggedly handsome brothers. The Beatles once referred to them-selves as “the English Everly Brothers.” And Dylan, pop culture’s poet laureate, once said, “We owe these guys every-thing. They started it all.” Q Associated Press Water monitoring program in worksFrom staff reportsLIVE OAK — The Suwannee River Water Management District is currently working with electric companies throughout its 15-county region to provide electrical consump-tion data that will be used to determine agricultural water use. The District requires monitoring and reporting of groundwater and surface water withdraw-als for new, renewed, and modified permits. The requirement applies to permitted withdrawals from wells with an inside diameter of 8 inches or greater and to surface water pumps with an outside diameter of 6 inches or greater. The District is pursuing an innovative, costefficient means to obtain accurate water use data from agricultural producers. Agriculture is the largest permitted water use in the District. The water use data is critical to plan for future water supplies and manage water resources. Agricultural producers electing to participate in this program will authorize the par-ticipating electric utility to provide electrical consumption meter data for each water pump. The District will then be able to accurately determine the water use. Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc., and another cooperative have signed agree-ments with the District to allow for the trans-mittal of electrical data, following customer authorization to release the data. These part-nerships provide essential data that will enable the District to assess water use without addi-tional costs to our agricultural producers and save our taxpayers money. The District is presently working with other electric companies to obtain this vital information in a cost-efficient manner. Once the other compa-nies partner with the District to share the electri cal data, agricultural producers in those service areas will be able to participate in the monitoring requirements while avoiding additional costs to provide the data through other methods. RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT


3A WILSONS OUTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 Sandals Pair of Reef sandal socks with purchase of Reef sandals (While supplies last) 20% off all camo jackets Outstanding Leader of Inpatient Therapy Our therapy program is designed to rehabilitate individuals back to their highest level of independence and functioning. Our therapists and nurses work closely with the physician and resident in order to create a plan of treatment that will combine comprehensive care with the patients personal goals. Take a step towards your independence. Individualized Physical Occupational & Joint Replacement (Knee, Hip. etc) Stroke Cardiac Disease Fractures (Hip, Shoulder, Pelvic, etc) Arthritis Neck/Back Pain Balance Disturbances Dif culties Walking Generalized Weakness Impaired Abilities to Perform Activities (Bathing, Ambulating, Dressing, Eating and Transferring) Wound Care OUR SPECIALTIES INCLUDE: 560 SW McFarlane Ave. Lake City, FL 32025 386-758-4777 Call to pre-register or for a tour. Exploring Glass Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 3A er developers, tech gurus and celebrities by sub mitting details on how they planned to use their Glass. Shortly after, the search engine giant quietly sent notice to its original Explorers that they could invite three friends to join the beta test for a price of $1,500. Roberts, however, received a discount. Its not one of the pretti est things in the world, he said. You feel like a cyborg wearing it. Its really cool, but its also scary technol ogy has come this far. While some technophiles may wear their Glass 24 hours a day, Roberts usu ally has his resting on his neck. Its within reach, but he isnt getting odd stares from a portion of the popu lation. Already the product has received a backlash from anti-wearable tech nology groups that believe the world is moving toward a future where privacy is impossible. They do everything a regular cell phone would do, so theres some privacy concerns, Roberts said. For every person who treats you like a celebrity because you own the Glass, theres a part of the popula tion that treats you like a weird bounty hunter from the future. Most of the time, he has his Glass close at hand to capture the unforgettable moments in his toddlers life or those of his wifes pregnancy. Laura Katherine and Troy Roberts expect the new addition to their family in the summer. He hopes to record videos at the hospital, the doctors offices, the birthday parties and the family vacations. Twenty years from now, when my children are 23 and 20, they will be able to say this is what my dad saw through his own eyes, he said. To me, that makes it worth it. Thats something Ill have forever. Though FGC is not cur rently planning on pur chasing the Glass after its expected release date in April, Roberts thinks he can use the wearable technology to improve the colleges outreach. For Roberts first test with the Glass, he asked one of the ballet dancers from the Dance Alive National Ballet to wear the Glass while per forming The Nutcracker at the college. How else could we use this? he said. I feel like theres a lot of untapped potential. He has brainstormed about using the Glass with professors during the lec tures, with potential fire fighters as they storm a simulated burning build ing, with students to record tutorials for preparing for college. Students could use the technology to create a first-person account of get ting a student identification card, registering for classes or more. Not a lot of public institu tions or colleges have this, Roberts said. Were kind of ahead of the game. ... I think everybody is getting them for different reasons. Obviously my personal use is going to be different than what I would use it for at the college. GLASS Continued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Google Glass is seen from the front view (TOP) and from the side view. woodpeckers and warblers. What brings you out here and makes you stop to look is the stuff around you, said birdwatcher Sue Wiencek. You dont even realize until you stop and look. If you dont take the time to look, youre miss ing out on a lot. And its fun! According to group member Judee Mundy, novice birdwatch ers first train their eyes to look for motion in the trees, then slowly they learn to tell a bird from the way it moves, the body shape and size. As they narrow down a spe cies, tinier details come into play such as the coloring and the shape of the beak. Bird expert Jerry Krummich usually leads the birdwalks. He has been interested in birds since he was younger, and his family encour aged him to study biology. Over time, Krummich said he slowly learned to create comparisons one bird is bigger than another, thinner than another, smaller than another. All those comparisons, they just go around and around in my brain, kind of like a Rolodex, he said, add ing that the group usually sticks to Alligator Lake Park because of the variety in bird species and habitat. We try to focus in on all the people in town that were trying to get interested in birds. [Alligator Lake] is local, its available and its close. Four Rivers Audubon welcomes anyone interested in learning about birds. Birdwatchers do not have to be members of the club. They can be amateurs, and they are not charged a fee to walk. We really appreciate newcom ers, Krummich said. One of my favorite sayings taught to me by a mentor of mine: We share enthusi asm, not knowledge. While the walks with Krummich are extremely educational, he wants to impart his love of the birds and the land to the people who come to birdwatch with him. If you love the creatures, youll be much more passionate about a cause, he said. Normally the walks last from 8 a.m. until noon, but visitors can leave whenever they want to. The walk takes place at Alligator Lake Park unless Four Rivers Audubon decides to field trip to another location. The dates and times of each walk are posted on the organizations website at We talk about not only the birds we see, but the plants, bugs and butterflies, Thomas said. I think its important for people to learn about where they live, their own place. BIRDS Continued From 1A AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter After a thrasher was spotted by the Four Rivers Audubon birdwatching group, Sue Wiencek pulled out her handbook on birds in Florida to glance at the thrash ers profile. Tiny and brown, the thrasher has distinct coloring on its underbelly. Dresses ready? Pageant applications are open By TONY BRITT The beauty and pag eantry associated with the Battle of Olustee is often seen through the smiles, outfits and talent of young sters participating in the Olustee Festival Pageant. The 2014 Olustee Festival Pageant takes place Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Columbia School Board Administrative Complex Auditorium, 372 W. Duval St. Elaine Owens, Olustee Festival Pageant coordina tor, said the pageants have been held for more than two decades and she has been working with the pageant since 1988. Owens said organizers are seeking participants for the 2014 Olustee Festival Pageant. The pageant is open to girls 13 months to 20 years old who reside or attend school in Columbia, Baker, Hamilton, Suwannee or Union counties. Age divisions are: Tiny Miss Olustee (13 months to 23 months); Miniature Miss Olustee (2 to 4 years); Little Miss Olustee (5 to 6 years); Petite Miss Olustee (7 to 9 years); Pre-Teen Miss Olustee (10 to 12 years); Junior Miss Olustee (13 to 15 years); and Miss Olustee (16 to 20 years). We usually have around a total of 40 participants in all age groups, she said, noting the sometimes the Miss Olustee division has about 6 10 contestants by itself. Deadlines for entries is Tuesday, Jan. 28. Pageant awards include educational scholarships, savings bonds, trophies, crowns and banners. The first place winners will ride in the Olustee Festival Parade on Feb. 15. The winner of the Miss Olustee Category gets $500 in scholarship funds and other prizes, while the first runner-up is awarded $300 in scholarship funds. The second runner-up gets $200 in scholarship funds. All the contestants get a crown for participation, Owens said. Thats some thing we started last year that we do a little bit differ ently and they love that. The pageant will include a separate talent, sports wear and photogenic com petition. Applications may be obtained on www.olustee or by contact ing Owens at (386) 9652787. 2014 OLUSTEE FESTIVAL


C olorado made a national splash as smokers lined up early in the morning on New Year’s Day to buy a quarter-ounce or so of marijuana with the governor’s blessing. Yes, the state legalized it. More to the point, they dropped the hypocrisy. Yes, cannabis has real therapeutic value for some sick people. The major demand, however, isn’t from patients but from users who’d just like to smoke a bowl without fear of picking up a felony record along with a buzz. The nonsense about 20-something men who need “medicine” for their ankle sprains, attention deficit disor-der or insomnia is likely to be a wel-come casualty, at least in Colorado, of the full decriminalization. Maybe we can have more straight talk about the drug and less winking euphemism. What Colorado also built for itself is a system that – even as it removed the state-level criminal penalties associated with marijuana – at least attempts to regulate it far more tightly than is the case under California’s “medicinal” system. Retail outlets are licensed and required to track their product from first seed to final sale. Codes gov-ern security, sales to minors, testing and purity. The rules ban an array of dangerous pesticides and adver-tising toward youths, including all marketing on billboards or via pop-up Internet ads. And, enjoying the benefit of state licenses, retailers have an incen-tive to follow the law. The system won’t be perfect – any more than California’s system of bar and liquor-store licensing is – but pre-cisely what controls are there today to stop backyard growers from sell-ing to teenagers? None. The spread of heavy marijuana use will not make for a healthier or more vibrant society, and critics of legalization fear a quick downward spiral. Maybe so – though cigarettes are wickedly addictive and sold at every gas station and gro-cery, but education and changing social mores have cut smoking dra-matically over the past few decades. In California and especially in the North State, marijuana is already abundant – and prison time rare for those in the trade even though it remains mostly illegal. The ques-tion is whether we continue with a gray-market system that’s not working for anyone except the most aggressive profit-seekers or pursue rational state-level regulation and honesty in our discussion of pot. Maybe everything will quickly go downhill up in the Rockies, but for now Colorado looks like a model. OPINION Sunday, January 5, 2014 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: Back to work and school Benghazi intelligence, and source who leaked itT oday we are report-ing vital intelligence from a document now in my possession that may finally silence Washington’s old, lame Benghazi blame-game. The document, written in 2012, sheds light on the motives and thinking of the attackers as they were attacking the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it reveals errors in assertions made by Democrats and Republicans in the overheated post-Benghazi contre-temps. So today we are revealing both the information and the source who provided this crucial intelligence. On Saturday, the Benghazi blame game erupted yet again after The New York Times website launched an investigative account of just who did what in Benghazi before, during and after the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks. Four Americans were killed in the attacks on the compound and a nearby CIA annex, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The Times report, by Cairo bureau chief David Kirkpatrick, was exhaustive and impressive in many ways. Yet it can be justifiably criticized for not even mentioning Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and giving only minimal coverage to the Obama administration’s elec-tion year political decisions on how to respond. (Especially the foolish decision to have the uninvolved and misinformed United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice claim on television the Benghazi attack was merely a copycat of the spontane-ous crowd that overran the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to protest a video offensive to Muslims made by a U.S. citizen.) The New York Times reported its investigation “turned up no evidence that al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault. ...And con-trary to claims by some members of Congress, it was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.” In a flash, the blame game battle was on again. House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa, R, Calif., said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press”: “We have seen no evi-dence that the video was widely seen in Benghazi, a very isolated area, or that it was a leading cause.” House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers, R-Mich., usu-ally excellent and above politics on intelligence issues, is sadly parti-san on this one. “We found abso-lutely no evidence that that video was involved in this whatsoever,” Rogers insisted on Monday’s CBS Evening News. “As a matter of fact, most of the information about the video didn’t even start surfacing in social media we found until after the event had happened.” Time out! Those claims of Issa and Rogers were refuted by evi-dence gathered in Benghazi by a source who talked with Libyans during the attack! (Also, Team Obama’s initial claim that this was just a citizen crowd was also refuted many were militia men, armed for the attack. If this source had been a CIA employee, we’d call the info he culled “intelligence.” Issa, Rogers, Fox News, et al had the same access we had to this intelligence on the roots of the Benghazi attack. It was in an Oct. 16, 2012 article The New York Times strangely buried on page A6, softly labeled as a “Memo from the Middle East,” and written by, yes, David Kirkpatrick. As an intelligence document, the article delivered far more than the newspaper promised: “To Libyans who witnessed the assault and know the attackers, there is little doubt what occurred: a well-known group of local Islamist militants struck without any warning or pro-test, and they did it in retaliation for the video. That is what the fighters said at the time, speaking emotion-ally of their anger at the video with-out mentioning al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden or the terrorist strikes of 11 years earlier.” Also: “’It was the Ansar al-Shariah people,’ said Mohamed Bishari, a 20-year-old neighbor who watched the assault and described the bri-gade he saw leading the attack. ‘There was no protest or anything of that sort.’” (Ansar al-Shariah is a strongly anti-Western militia group, but intelligence agencies reportedly have not found any overt linkage to an al Qaeda network.) For the past year, while critical of Team Obama’s misguided initial response to the Benghazi tragedy, I’ve wondered in print how critics could repeatedly make accusations that were flatly disproven by that 2012 Times article. Now we know: Obama’s critics weren’t lacking intelligence. They just found it inconvenient – and ignored it. T he holidays are over, and local businesses will be humming at full strength again come Monday. Tuesday, it’s back to the books for students in Columbia County public schools. That means normal traffic patterns will return, along with school buses and kids biking and walking to class. A small reminder is in order: Take care on the road. Look extra carefully for little ones, and be patient with school buses as they make their frequent stops. Let’s all have a good year, and a safe one. Q Scripps Howard News Service TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1589, Catherine de Medici of France died at age 69. In 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va. In 1895, Discovery of X-rays is announced by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen. French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, was publicly stripped of his rank. (He was ultimately vindicated.) In 1896, an Austrian newspaper, Wiener Presse, reported the discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as X-rays. In 1925, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming became America’s first female governor. In 1933, the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, died in Northampton, Mass., at age 60. In 1943, educator and scientist George Washington Carver died in Tuskegee, Ala., at age 81. In 1949, in his State of the Union address, President Harry S. Truman labeled his administration the Fair Deal. In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression in what became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. In 1964, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Benedictos of Jerusalem meet in Holy Land on Mount of Olives — the first meeting in five centuries between a Roman Catholic pope and Eastern Orthodox Church patriarch. It is also the first papal pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In 1972, President Richard Nixon announced that he had ordered development of the space shuttle. In 1987, cheering students in China burn hundreds of copies of newspaper Peking Daily to protest govern-ment publication’s harsh criticism of student demon-strations. In 1993, the state of Washington executed Westley Allan Dodd, an admitted child sex killer, in America’s first legal hanging since 1965. Colorado testing radical marijuana policy – honesty Q Associated Press Q Martin Schram writes political analysis for Scripps Howard News Service. Martin Schrammartin.schram@gmail.com4AOPINION


5A $ 995 Mavis Ward Brady Mrs. Mavis Ward Brady, age 95, of Lake City, Florida died Thursday, Jan. 2, in the Suwan nee Valley Care Center, Lake City, Fla. following a long illness. She had resid ed in Lake City all of her life and worked with Southern Bell Telephone Company and for over 25 years was employed as a cashier with Wilson Life Insurance Company, Lake City, Fla. She was a mem ber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Lake City Ward and a graduate of Mason City High School in 1937. She enjoyed working in her yard and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Brady. She is survived by two sisters, Deloris Little of Lake City, Fla. and Vera Register of Morrisville, Missouri: one broth er, Jerry Buck Ward of Lake City, Fla. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Grave side funeral services will be con ducted at 11 A.M. Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Co lumbia County, Fla. with Bishop tion will be one hour before ser vices at the grave site. GUER RY FUNERAL HOME 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. Acie Kathleen Waddell Mrs. Acie Kathleen Wad dell, 76, died January 1, 2014 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City, FL. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of DEES-P ARRISH F AMILY FUNERAL HOME 458 South Marion Av enue Lake City, FL 32025 Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 5A Georges defense coun sel, William Mallory Kent, filed a motion Dec. 2, 2013 for his client to receive immunity against criminal prosecution as per Floridas Stand Your Ground law. Maurice Mickler came to her home early in the morning demand ing entrance, the motion reads. Mickler and George had been in a romantic rela tionship, which George had repeatedly tried to end, but Mickler would not accept that George wanted to end the relationship. The motion then con tinued to say that George eventually let Mickler into her home. Once inside the home, Mickler instigated an argument with George, and threatened to physi cally harm her, specifically, to wire her mouth up, a slang term for breaking someones jaw, according to Kent. Mickler balled his fist and began to take a swing at George, her defense coun sel said in the motion. But George grabbed a handgun and in self-defense fired at Mickler, killing him. According to her defense attorneys, Mickler had hit George before. Mickler had on previ ous occasion committed an aggravated battery against George, when, in an unpro voked manner Mickler had attacked George hitting her in the head so hard that she had to obtain medical atten tion, court documents say. Kent and his co-counsel Richard Kuritz declined to comment on the record about the case. According to police reports, George notified police around 7:00 p.m. that a shooting had occurred in her home. When they arrived, police said they found George waiting outside with her mother and sister. According to the report, George said I shot him, and told police Mickler was dead in her home. Officers conducted a pre liminary search of the home, During which time I noticed that the hard wood floors inside the residence were very clean, the investigating officer said. I then noticed that there was a mop and bucket inside the kitchen, as well as numerous cleaning products left in plain view on the kitchen counter. Police then found Mickler placed inside what police describe as a Christmas tree bag, with a towel wrapped around his head and a gun shot wound to the neck. George was arrested and booked into Columbia County Detention Facility under sus picion of first-degree murder (which was later reduced to second-degree) and tam pering with evidence. She was later released in lieu of $255,000 bond. Investigation Police discussed the situ ation with Georges mother and sister, who were both present at the home when police arrived that afternoon. According to the report, George previously met with her mother at Olustee Park and told her about the situation and said she wanted to say goodbye to her family. However, the mother told George she needed to do what is right and persuaded her to report the incident to law enforce ment, the report said. During Georges trans port to and subsequent interview at the jail, police said George seemed unusu ally calm given the circum stances, herself describing the situation as surreal. She also reportedly said she had feelings of claustropho bia in the police vehicle. George then asked police if they found the gun, add ing that she claimed owner ship and legally purchased it, according to police. However, she declined to answer any further ques tions until she had legal counsel, police said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrived on the scene some time later and reported finding much of the home had been cleaned with a combination of bleach and other cleaning products, along with blood evidence on discarded rags, in the kitchen sink and in the laundry machine. A five-shot Taurus .38 revolver, missing one shell casing, was also found in the home, FDLE reported. Autopsy When police first found Mickler, they reported him being cold and progressing through the rigor mortis phase of decomposition, which usually peaks around 12 hours after death. A sub sequent autopsy led author ities to believe Mickler was shot earlier that morning. A urinalysis also revealed traces of cocaine, cannabis and methadone, according to the autopsy report. The medical examiner concluded Micklers cause of death was a gunshot wound to the left neck that severed arteries, jugulars and vertebrae. State Attorneys Investigative Report An investigator with the Third Circuit State Attorney submitted a report after speaking with individu als acquainted with both George and Mickler. According to the report, George had called a super visor at the daycare she directed to thank them for their work and said she would be [going] away for a while. Micklers sister also told the investigator that she last spoke with the deceased around 9:42 a.m. the day of his death. She said Mickler called her to complain that George would not let him into her home, despite banging on her door several times. According to the report, Micklers sister spoke with George and convinced her to allow him into her home. State Attorneys Response In order for George to receive immunity from the homicide charge, her defense would have to prove to the judge she was justified in her use of deadly force. However, the law only applies to a person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity, according to FS 776.013(3). That may include har boring a fugitive. According to court docu ments, Micklers sister told investigators George had been renting out a home in the Plantations subdivision for Mickler, allowing him to use it as a hide out four to six months prior to his death. Regardless, Third Circuit Attorney Jeff Seigmeister said it may not be that simple. Theres a lot of gray area about [unlawful activity], Seigmeister said. Some are clear, others arent. He added it would be difficult to predict a judges ruling if the hypothetical defender were committing middle offenses like cocaine or firearm possession. For example, a Marion County judge granted immu nity to a 17-year-old teenager who shot and killed a 40year-old man in July. While the teen was too young to legally possess a handgun, the older man allegedly approached him threateningly with a big stick following a verbal dispute, prompting the teen to use a 9mm handgun to shoot and kill the man. Is the judge going to say harboring a fugitive is enough to negate Stand Your Ground? I dont know. The law is still being refined by the appellate courts as we speak Seigmeister said. We filed charges for all things we considered have been committed and are also provable. He also added that he hasnt ruled out a possible appeal should the judge grant George immunity. Seigmeister said he would base his decision on a com bination of whether he felt the judge had committed an error, if he felt the ruling would set a dangerous prec edent and if it was a worth while use of taxpayer money. Bad cases make bad laws, he said. Georges determina tion of immunity is set for Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Columbia County Courthouse before Circuit Judge Julian Collins. Prior Relationship A United States District Court issued a warrant for Micklers arrest on Aug. 17, 2011, charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possessing cocaine with intent to distrib ute, possession of a firearm to further drug trafficking and manufacture of marijuana. Investigators were noti fied in April 2012 that George may have been one of Micklers girlfriends and would have information on his location. However, when they contacted her, she denied knowledge of a Maurice Mickler, saying instead she had previously dated his cousin, Maurice Jackson, and denied any knowledge of Micklers whereabouts, according to reports. Investigators acquired copies of lease agreement for the home under the names Lavell George and Temez Ruise, who was listed as Georges brother, as well as an unknown individual named Bailey George. During a search of Micklers person, authori ties said they found an ID card with the name Temez Ruise. The Ford Taurus One of Georges neigh bors reportedly told FDLE investigators that he had seen an unknown woman arrive at her home in a Ford pickup truck around 9:30 or 10:00 the morning of Micklers death. The woman met George at her front door, the two spoke briefly, and later left the prop erty in two separate vehicles the unknown woman in the truck, and George in a burgundy Ford Taurus that was parked around the side of her house, according to the report. George returned approxi mately 30 to 45 minutes later, alone, in the same truck, according to the report. Authorities later report ed finding the Ford Taurus parked at Micklers hide out, along with a firearm, bags containing marijuana and a white residue, and Micklers credit/debit cards in the vehicle. There are as yet no expla nations for why George moved the vehicle, cleaned her home and placed Mickler in the Christmas tree bag. GEORGE Continued From 1A FILE Two Lake City Police officers stand outside Georges house in June 2012 after receiving notice of a shooting. BELK.COM senior Tuesday, Jan. 7 30-50 % off Better sportswear from Madison, Rafaella, Jones New York Sport, Sunny Leigh & more Orig. 24.00-119.00, Sale 11.99-82.99 Also in petites & todays woman. 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Prior to Stand Your Grounds first appearance in Florida law in 2005, citi zens had a duty to retreat prior to the use of deadly force unless that person was in their home or work placecommonly referred to as the Castle Doctrine in legal circles. Stand Your Ground is essentially an immu nity request, Third Circuit Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said. Youre asking a judge to basically establish you had a right to use deadly force, and if he finds you did, he would dismiss the charges. However, one of the distinct differences during this hear ing is that the burden of proof is placed upon the defense the defendant and coun sel must convince the judge immunity should be granted. Should a judge grant immunity to the defense, the prosecution could seek to appeal the rulinga matter which would be taken to the First District Court of Appeal. If the Stand Your Ground motion for immunity fails, then the case would be taken before a jury to deter mine guilt, during which the defense could argue a tra ditional self-defense case stating the defendant was justified to use deadly force.


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS Lake City Reporter SPORTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 BRIEFS Monday Columbia High basketball at Hamilton County High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Columbia High boys soccer at Leon High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Tuesday Columbia High boys basketball vs. Middleburg High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Fort White High basketball at Bradford High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Wednesday Columbia High girls soccer vs. Fort White High, 6 p.m. Columbia High boys soccer at Chiles High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Thursday Columbia High girls basketball vs. Madison County High, 7 p.m. Columbia High girls soccer at Santa Fe High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Fort White High boys basketball at Melody Christian Academy, 7 p.m. Columbia High boys basketball at Oakleaf High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Friday Columbia High girls basketball at Union County High, 6 p.m. Columbia High boys soccer vs. Fort White High, 6 p.m. Columbia High girls soccer at Suwannee High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-5:30) Fort White High basketball at Santa Fe High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Columbia High JV boys soccer tournament in Tallahassee, TBA GAMES YOUTH BASEBALL North Florida Rays tryouts The North Florida Rays 11U baseball travel team has tryouts set for 3 p.m. today at the Southside Sports Complex. For details, call Todd at 365-5161 or Andy at 867-0678. Lake City registration open Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball spring online registration is under way at www. through Feb. 1. Cost per player is $75 plus the online fee. Walk-up registration in the Babe Ruth Baseball Building at Southside Sports Complex is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 11 to Feb. 1. Fee of $85 includes jersey, baseball cap, socks and insurance. Five leagues are offered for ages 4-15. A parent or guardian mist accompany player and provide copy of birth certificate. Coaching information is available from the league. The league is accepting donation of used baseball items. For details, call league president Jessica Langley at 867-1897. CHS SOFTBALL Lady Tigers tryouts Tuesday Tryouts for Columbia High softball are 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the CHS field. Participants must have all paperwork completed.For details, call coach Jimmy Williams at 303-1192. From staff reports Return to court JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Kelvin Jonas dribbles up the court for the Tigers. PAUL BUCHANAN /Special to the Reporter Florida States Jameis Winston looks to lead the Seminoles to a national title against Auburn on Monday. Star of the show: Jameis meets media before BCS By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Jameis Winston whispered and giggled with teammate Kenny Shaw on the dais as two Florida State coaches answered ques tions, many about him. The Heisman Trophy winner and his star receiver looked at times like a couple of kids trying not to laugh in the library. When the questions were directed to Winston, he was his usual gregarious self, humbly deflecting credit on one hand, supremely selfconfident on the other. In the second interview session Friday, the Heisman Trophy winner had a plat form all to himself and the biggest crowd of reporters around him. There is no doubt Famous Jameis is the star of the show this week in Southern California. It has taken one season for Winston to become one of college footballs biggest attractions, right up there with Johnny Manziel. He has set records and was the subject of a criminal FSU continued on 2B Tigers fall short against The Villages By BRANDON FINLEY For the second time this season, Columbia High gave The Villages a run for its money. The Villages (16-0) brought their undefeated record into Lake City on Saturday and left with a 6866 victory after a shot at the end of regulation to win the game bounced off the rim. We took them to a place they have not been this year, Columbia head coach Horace Jefferson told the team after the game. We had a shot. I dont believe in moral victories, but thats one of the best teams in the state and we had an oppor tunity to win the game. Columbia came out and trailed 19-10 at the end of the first quarter and went into the half trailing 36-27. We didnt start slow, but we have to be patient, Jefferson said. The Tigers rally began in the third quarter as Columbia outscored The Villages 19-6 over a stretch run. I told the kids at the half that we werent matching their intensity, Jefferson said. We discussed making a run. I told them that we have to play like Auburn has to play against Florida State. Florida State hasnt been tested and we had to test them down the stretch. Theyre a good team and they made their plays, but we were able to change the game in the second half. The Villages held a three-point advantage over the final minutes and free throws helped them main tain the lead. On their final trip to the line, the Tigers rebounded the missed second free-throw attempt and dribbled down with 19 seconds remaining for the chance at the win. We had to play a great collective effort and this may have been our best game, Jeffson said. We were outsized and they were long on the perim eter, which created prob lems. When we thought we were by them, they had the advantage of still hav ing long arms to knock it through. Still, that was the best execution we have dis played all season. The Tigers have a dis tribution of players scor ing throughout the night. Kelvin Jonas led all players with 15 points. Darrell Jones had 14 points and Tre Simmons added 10 points. Jordan Coppock contributed nine points. The Tigers (6-6) have three games next week beginning at Hamilton County High at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Columbia hosts Middleburg on Tuesday and


SCOREBOARD 2BSPORTS SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Bowl, Arkansas St. vs. Ball St., at Mobile, Ala. GOLF 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, third round, at Kapalua, Hawaii 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, third round, at Kapalua, Hawaii MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FS1 — Southern Cal at UCLA 4:30 p.m. CBS — San Diego St. at Kansas 5 p.m. FS1 — Oregon at Colorado 7 p.m. FS1 — Providence at Villanova NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Playoffs, AFC Wild Card game, San Diego at Cincinnati 4:30 p.m. FOX — Playoffs, NFC Wild Card game, San Francisco at Green Bay NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN — San Jose at Chicago SOCCER 8:55 a.m. FS1 — FA Cup, third round, Chelsea at Derby 11:30 a.m. FS1 — FA Cup, third round, Swansea City at Manchester United WINTER SPORTS 4 p.m. NBC — Olympic trials, speed skating: short track, at Kearns, Utah WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. NBCSN — George Washington at Saint Joseph’s 3 p.m. NBCSN — Dayton at Saint Louis 4 p.m. FSN — Kansas at Baylor Monday COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN CLASSIC/ ESPNEWS — BCS National Championship, Florida St. vs. Auburn, at Pasadena, Calif. GOLF 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, final round, at Kapalua, HawaiiFOOTBALLNFL playoffs Wild Card Games Saturday Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44New Orleans at Philadelphia (n) Today San Diego at Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Games Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS)NFL, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At HonoluluTBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J.AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)College bowl games New Mexico Bowl Colorado St. 48, Washington St. 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia Bowl Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Military Bowl Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger Bowl Washington 31, BYU 16 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk Bowl North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic Bowl Louisville 36, Miami 9 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State 31, Michigan 14 Armed Forces Bowl Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City Bowl Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 Alamo Bowl Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday Bowl Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23 Tuesday AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona 42, Boston College 19 Sun Bowl UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 12 Liberty Bowl Mississippi State 44, Rice 7 Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M 52, Duke 48 Wednesday Heart of Dallas Bowl North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Gator Bowl Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Capital One Bowl South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Outback Bowl LSU 21, Iowa 14 Rose Bowl Michigan State 24, Stanford 20 Fiesta Bowl UCF 52, Baylor 42 Thursday Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31 Today Orange Bowl Clemson 40, Ohio State 35 Cotton Bowl Missouri 41, Oklahoma State 31 Saturday BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala.Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday Bowl At Mobile, Ala.Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif.Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Friday’s Games Toronto 101, Washington 88New Orleans 95, Boston 92Golden State 101, Atlanta 100Houston 102, New York 100L.A. Clippers 119, Dallas 112Denver 111, Memphis 108L.A. Lakers 110, Utah 99 Today’s Games Memphis at Detroit, 1 p.m.Golden State at Washington, 6 p.m.Indiana at Cleveland, 6 p.m.Toronto at Miami, 6 p.m.Boston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.New York at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.Denver at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Atlanta at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Game No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 22 Iowa, 8 p.m. No. 8 Wichita State vs. Northern Iowa, 2 p.m. No. 10 Oregon at No. 20 Colorado, 5 p.m. No. 11 Villanova vs. Providence, 7 p.m.No. 16 Kansas vs. No. 21 San Diego State, 4:30 p.m. No. 19 North Carolina at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 FSU: Winston meets with media Continued From Page 1B SCOREBOARD BRIEFS ADULT BASKETBALL Open play begins Tuesday at RCC Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is sponsoring adult (18 and older) open basketball. Play begins Tuesday from 8-10 p.m. at Richardson Community Center. Cost is $2. For details, call Chris Craft at 292-1210. ADULT SOFTBALL Winter league registration set Columbia County Adult Softball winter league registration is under way through Friday with the following schedule: Women’s league on Mondays, Church on Tuesdays, Men’s on Wednesdays and Co-ed on Thursdays. Cost is $250 at sign-up, along with a team roster and signed liability waivers and code of conduct. A coaches meet-ing is planned for 7 p.m. Friday in the meeting room above the conces-sion stand. For details, contact or call Pete Bonilla (623-6561) or Casandra Wheeler (365-2168). FLAG FOOTBALL Registration for Christ Central Christ Central Sports offers flag football for girls and boys ages 5-12. Registration continues through Friday. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. YOUTH BASKETBALL Registration for Boys Club hoops The Boys Club of Columbia County offers a basketball program for girls and boys ages 7-14. Registration is under way at the Boys Club on Jones Way through Friday. Cost is $45. Practices are twice weekly at the club. For details, call 752-4184 or come by the club.Sign-up for RCC/AMN leagues 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. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There is a coaches meet-ing at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson Community Center. Coaches must be at least 18 years old and pass a level 2 background check. A volunteer applica-tion form is required. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095.Fundraiser Saturday Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North and the Daughters of the Pride of B & S Combs Temple 1238 will host its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday. Tickets are on sale for $5 and may be purchased from any board member and at Brian’s Sports, with all proceeds going to support the RCC/AMN and Lake City Middle School’s girls basketball program. The menu will consist of pancakes, Nettles sausage, eggs and orange juice. For details, call Mario Coppock at 754-7095. PREP FOOTBALL All-star game at Fort White High The 7th annual East/ West High School All-star Football Game is Jan. 18 at Fort White High. The game will feature seniors from surrounding high schools: Baldwin, Baker County, Bell, Branford, Chiefland, Columbia, Dixie County, Fort White, Hamilton County, Madison County, Lafayette, Taylor County, Santa Fe, Bradford, Suwannee and Trenton. Admission to the game is $5. Souvenir program ads may be purchased by contacting Carole Dotson at 697-1875. All proceeds from the game will benefit Fort White football and the Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North youth programs. For details, call chairman William Murphy at 288-4779. RUNNING Registration for Blue Grey 5k The Olustee Blue Grey 5K is 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Registration is at Carquest Auto Parts or Step Fitness. Online registration is at Day-of registration has an increased fee. For details, contact Michelle Richards at Q From staff reports investigation. The 19-year-old, who turns 20 Monday night when the top-ranked Seminoles play No. 2 Auburn in the BCS championship game at the Rose Bowl, has dealt with both fame and scrutiny. He maintains that through it all he’s still the same person he was a year ago, when he was a promising fresh-man working with Florida State’s scout team. “Nothing has changed,” he said. Winston covered plenty of ground Friday. Q He doesn’t think he’s ready for the NFL nor is he in any rush to get there. “No, I got to get better at everything.” Q When he was in high school, he wanted to play for Texas. He even tried to reach out to Mack Brown, but it never went anywhere. “I tried to call him a couple times because I really like Texas.” Q He has joked around with Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher about recent speculation and reports that Fisher might replace Brown in Austin. “Even if Coach Fisher goes to Texas, I’m going to ask him, ‘Can I go with you?’ Yeah, I’m serious. He’s my coach.” Q Though he grew up in Bessemer, Ala., in a family mostly made up of Alabama fans, save for his mom who roots for Auburn, he never chose sides in the heat-ed rivalry. “When you’re born in that state, you have to be either this or that. Obviously, when I first started football, Oklahoma winning, ‘Boomer Sooner’ baby. I just roll with that.” Though he did concede that playing the Tigers is a “rivalry game” for him. In Tallahassee, Winston was looming on the horizon all last season after he came to Florida State as a five-star recruit. He is also a baseball star and FSU gave him the opportunity to play both sports for cham-pionship contending teams. Seminoles fans dubbed him Famous Jameis before he threw a pass in a game and he had them giddy after a spectacular spring game performance. Around the country, most college football fans found out about Winston on Labor Day night, when in his start he completed 25 of 27 passes for 356 yards in a victory at Pittsburgh. “Honestly, I wasn’t really surprised,” quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders said. “I was a little bit in awe, I think, like a lot of people, just the poise and compo-sure that he had. You saw it every day in spring prac-tice, through the summer, through the fall. But for it to show up on game day that way, that was nice to see.” Winston went on to break freshman records for yards passing (3,820) and touch-down passes (38) as Florida State crushed opponent after opponent. “Where in the rulebook does it say we can’t blow out every team we play?” Winston said. “Because it’s a championship game? We can do anything we want.” His problems this season came in November, when a year-old sexual assault com-plaint against him became public and was passed along by Tallahassee police to the Florida state attorney’s office for a full investigation. A female Florida State stu-dent claims Winston raped her. Winston’s attorney has said the sex was consensu-al. Prosecutors did not find enough evidence to charge him with a crime and the case was closed two days before the ACC champion-ship game. Indy stuns Kansas CityAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck threw four second-half touchdown passes and scored on a fumble recovery, leading the Indianapolis Colts from a four-TD deficit to an his-toric 45-44 comeback vic-tory over the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s only the second time in playoff history a team rallied from a deficit of 28 or more points to win, according to STATS. Buffalo trailed by 32 before beating Houston 41-38 in overtime in January 1993. Luck’s first career playoff victory sends Indianapolis (12-5) to either Denver or New England next week.


3BSPORTS Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER FOOTBALL SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 3B Championship game has Alabama roots By JOHN ZENORAssociated PressNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The state of Alabama’s stranglehold on the BCS national title has showcased the best and worst of a football-mad populace. No. 2 Auburn will try to bring a fifth consecutive championship to the state Monday night against No. 1 Florida State and Alabama native Jameis Winston, the third Heisman Trophy win-ner during that span with state ties. Winston somehow remained neutral despite growing up in a family where his mother, the youngest of 13 children, was the lone Auburn fan and the rest pulled for ‘Bama. As if he needed further demonstration of the pas-sions involved, Winston watched from the stands as fellow Heisman winner Cam Newton led Auburn to a remarkable comeback over Alabama in the 2010 Iron Bowl. “It’s funny seeing how Alabama and Auburn fans react after that game,” said Winston, who is from Hueytown, Ala. “It’s the fun-niest thing in the world.” The rivalry is serious business for most of the state, though. Sometimes football rains glory on the state, others embarrass-ment. The state of Alabama’s passion, and penchant, for football has been on full dis-play nationally for the past five years. Alabama has won three national titles during that span and Auburn won it all in that 2010 season. Three of the last five Heisman winners are either from the state of Alabama or played college ball there, including Alabama running back Mark Ingram in 2009. That’s the good. There’s been some bad and ugly, too. That divide has been especially evident in recent years in a state where Bear Bryant and Bo Jackson became football icons. Auburn came up with one of college football’s most memorable plays on Nov. 30 when Chris Davis returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown on the final play for a 34-28 win over the two-time defending national champi-on and then-No. 1 Crimson Tide. The outcome apparently led to tragic results. Alabama fan Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, was charged two days later with killing another Tide fan. Briskey was angry that 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd and others weren’t distraught enough over the loss, the victim’s sister, Neketa Shepherd, said. “She said we weren’t real Alabama fans because it didn’t bother us that they lost. And then she started shooting,” Shepherd told The Associated Press in the aftermath. The state’s football fervor also drew plenty of national attention after the 2010 Iron Bowl, when Tide fan Harvey Updyke Jr. poi-soned Auburn’s two icon-ic oak trees at Toomer’s Corner, whose branches were draped with toilet paper during victory cel-ebrations for decades. Updyke, a former Texas state trooper, served about six months in jail and is barred from attending Alabama sporting events. Updyke’s actions became symbolic of the sometimes excessive passions in a state where the two marquee athletic programs rake in nine figures. Alabama’s athletic department brought in $143.4 mil-lion in the fiscal year end-ing June 30, 2013, accord-ing to documents filed with the U.S. Department of Education. Auburn athletics generated $102.8 million. The numbers are jarring to some considering that 18.1 percent of residents were living in poverty in 2012 and the state’s medi-an household income is $43,160, according to U.S. Census data. Comedian Jay Leno took aim at the state’s reputation following Alabama’s 42-14 romp over Notre Dame in last year’s title game. “Congratulations to the state of Alabama. They are No. 1 in college football, 49th in everything else,” he quipped on his late night show. Fans’ passion for their favorite teams can be evi-dent when they’re picking names for their children. An Andalusia couple named their son Krimson Tyde when he was born Dec. 17. A Phenix City man, Shane Broadhurst, named his toddler son Crimson Tide and his daughter, born last year, Alliegh Bama. “Football down here is unlike any other place,” Auburn center Reese Dismukes said. “People take a lot of pride in that, especially in this state.” Occasionally, state pride even trumps the rivalry. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is pulling for the Tigers. “I know there’s some crazy fans in the South, Auburn and Alabama, that will go to their grave hating one another, which is absurd to me,” McCarron said. “The players don’t think like that, so I don’t understand why the fans think like that. But it’s what makes it a good rivalry. But I’ll be rooting for them (Auburn). I know that. I want them to win. “I think it’s awesome. I think it shows how much talent we have in the state between two great schools and it would be awesome to keep it (the BCS trophy) in the state of Alabama, definitely.” BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterAlabama native Jameis Winston talks with Florida State hea d coach Jimbo Fisher during the Florida game on Nov. 30 Winston will try to lead the Seminoles over Auburn in th e national championship. Fisher says allegations against athletes can linger COSTA MESA, Calif. — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he is concerned allegations of criminal wrongdoing against an ath-lete can linger even when no criminal charges are filed. Fisher was asked after practice Friday about whether athletes are at risk of being viewed as guilty even when they are not charged with crimes. He was not asked directly about the allegations made against quarterback Jameis Winston, who was investi-gated for a sexual assault complaint but not charged. He says coverage of allegations needs to be dealt with carefully. “Because sometimes we start assuming they’re charged and treating them as if they’re charged to cre-ate news and just to cre-ate that thing,” Fisher said. “I think charging a guy is very critical. It’s not char-acter assassination, but you can develop a thought about a guy or an identity about a guy very easily as it lingers. “So that’s in the paper every day. Then all of a sudden when they’re not (charged), we forget it in two days. So, we ain’t brainwashed them back that everything’s OK. So I think that is a very fine line to walk in my opinion.” The Florida state attorney announced two days before the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game and four days before Heisman Trophy votes were due, after a three-week investigation of a year-old complaint, that it did not find enough evidence to charge Winston.Fisher doesn’t believe in destinyThe inside of Auburn’s BCS championship media guide has a graphic label-ing the Tigers a “Team of Destiny.” Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher isn’t sure about that. Auburn’s magical run to the title game Monday is described in many ways. “Lucky” is one of the adjec-tives used. Either way, Auburn was on the right end of narrow victories against Alabama and Georgia that propelled it into the cham-pionship. Fisher, however, isn’t buying the destiny spiel. Fisher said, “God didn’t put on this earth and give us a destiny. God put us on this earth to create your own destiny by the deci-sions you make and what you do.”


4BSports 4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 High schools return to action JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterWith sports returning to action next week, Columbia High’s soccer team will be one of many teams with a game. The T igers host Fort White High at 6 p.m. on Friday for Senior Ni ght. Pictured is Braxton Treverrow in a game earlier this season. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterTre Simmons (pictured) and the Columbia High basketbal l team host Middleburg High at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterHailey Shook (24) and the Fort White High girls basketba ll team returns to action at Bradford High at 7:30 p.m. on Tu esday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Lyric Boyd shakes off Fort White High’s Kasha Cook while driving to the hole in a game on Nov 12. Columbia’s team returns to the court at Hamilton County Hig h at 6 p.m. on Monday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLEFT : Columbia High’s Jaidyn Rogers drives down the field with possession of the ball during a game against Fort White on Oct. 28. Both teams return to action when Fort White visits Columbia at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.


StatePointA t the start of a new year, many American fami-lies begin look-ing for ways to cut spending in order to pay bills accrued during the holidays. Some helpful advice can help you save money to allocate toward credit card payments at the start of 2014, and set you on a path to save all year long.Switch and SaveFor the items used most such as laundry detergent, health and beauty sup-plies, paper towels and more, switch to retailers’ private brands, which offer great quality at much more affordable prices. Chances are, the quality is as good as its national brand competitor, and the savings to your wallet can be great.Grocery SavingsWhile you can dramatically limit spending in areas like entertainment, certain expenses, such as groceries, are a must. Make sure your dollars are well spent. Look for brands that carry a 100 percent sat-isfaction guarantee. That means you can try new things without worry-ing about whether your family will like them, and save even more on items like coffee, cereal, potato chips, pasta and more.Digital Coupons, OffersDigital coupons are becoming increasingly popular with retailers. Sign up to receive coupons and special online offers via text message, or look in smartphone application stores for retailers’ apps. You can also search for and print coupons online to use in stores. For social media users, also look for exclusive deals available online through Facebook and Twitter pages. Lake City Reporter Week of January 5-11, 2014 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County Cut spending on daily expensesTry store brandsinstead of name brand items. NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION COURTESYCut costs in the new year by trying retailers’ private br ands, many of which carry a 100 percent satisfaction guar antee. Will older workers take jobs from young? AGING AMERICA By MATT SEDENSKYAssociated PressEDITOR’S NOTE: Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact that this so-called silver tsunami has had on society CHICAGO — It’s an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people. One problem, many economists say: It isn’t supported by a wisp of fact. “We all cannot believe that we have been fighting this theory for more than 150 years,” said April Yanyuan Wu, a research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, who co-authored a paper last year on the subject. The commonly accepted vision of a surge of workers looks like this: A young post-doctoral student dreams of a full-time teaching job at their university, but there are no openings. An 80-something profes-sor who has remained on the job long past what’s considered “normal” retirement is blamed, The problem with that vision is that there are probably full-time teaching posi-tions available elsewhere, or the person blocking the young grad student from the job is only 40 years old, economists say. Further, the veteran professor’s decision to stay employed and productive may stir other job growth. He may bring research grants to his university allowing for other hiring, may take on assistants, and may be able to dine out and shop and fuel the economy more than if he weren’t on the job. None of that would have happened had he retired. The theory Wu and other economists are fighting is known as “lump of labor,” and it has maintained traction in the U.S., particularly in a climate of high unemploy-ment. The theory dates to 1851 and says if a group enters the labor market — or in this case, remains in it beyond their normal retirement date — others will be unable to gain employment or will have their hours cut. It’s a line of thinking that has been used in the U.S. immigration debate and in Europe to validate early retirement programs, and it relies on a simple prem-ise: That there are a fixed number of jobs available. In fact, most economists dispute this. When women entered the workforce, there weren’t fewer jobs for men. The economy simply expanded. The same is true with older workers, they argue. “There’s no evidence to support that increased employment by older people is going to hurt younger people in any way,” said Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research and the co-author with Wu of “Are Aging Baby Boomers Squeezing Young Workers Out of Jobs?” “It’s not going to reduce their wages, it’s not going to reduce their hours, it’s not going to do anything bad to them,” Munnell said. Still, many remain unconvinced.James Galbraith, a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, has advocated for a temporary lowering of the age to qualify for Social Security and Medicare to allow older workers who don’t want to remain on the job a way to exit and to spur openings for younger workers. He doesn’t buy the comparison of older workers to women entering the workforce and says others’ arguments on older work-ers expanding the economy don’t make sense when there are so many unem-ployed people. If there was a surplus of jobs, he said, there would be no problem with people working longer. But there isn’t. “I can’t imagine how you could refute that. The older worker retires, the employ-er looks around and hires another work-er,” he said. “It’s like refuting elementary arithmetic.” The perception has persisted, from prominent stories in The New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets, to a pointed question to Rep. Nancy Pelosi last year by the NBC reporter Luke Russert, who asked whether her refusal to step out of the House leadership (and the similar decisions of other older lawmakers) was denying younger politicians a chance. A chorus of lawmakers around Pelosi mut-tered and shouted “discrimination,” until the Democratic leader chimed in herself. “Let’s for a moment honor it as a legitimate question, although it’s quite offen-sive,” she said. “But you don’t realize that, I guess.” The heart of Russert’s question makes sense to many: If Pelosi doesn’t give up her position, a younger person doesn’t have a chance to take it. That viewpoint is repeated in countless workplaces around the country, where a younger person awaits a senior employee’s departure for their chance to ascend. In the microeconomic view of things, Pelosi remaining in her job at the age of 73 does deny others her district’s seat in Congress or a chance to ascend to the leadership. But economists say the larger macroeconomic view gives a clearer pic-ture: Having older people active and pro-ductive actually benefits all age groups, they say, and spurs the creation of more jobs. Munnell and Wu analyzed Current Population Survey data to test for any changes in employment among those under 55 when those 55 and older worked in greater numbers. They found no evi-dence younger workers were losing work and in fact found the opposite: Greater employment, reduced unemployment and yielded higher wages. Munnell said, outside of economists, the findings can be hard for people to under-stand when they think only of their own workplace. “They just could not get in their heads this dynamism that is involved,” she said. “You can’t extrapolate from the experience of a single company to the economy as a whole.” Melissa Quercia, 35, a controller for a small information technology company in Phoenix, said she sees signs of the generational job battle all around her: jobs once taken by high schoolers now filled by seniors, college graduates who can’t find work anywhere, the resulting dearth of experience of younger applicants. She doesn’t see economists’ arguments play-ing out. Older people staying on the job aren’t spurring new jobs, because compa-nies aren’t investing in creating new posi-tions, she said. “It’s really hard to retire right now, I understand that,” she said. “But if the younger generation doesn’t have a chance to get their foot in the door, then what?” Jonathan Gruber, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who edited a book on the subject for the National Bureau of Economic Research, said it’s a frustrating reality of his profes-sion: That those things he knows as facts are disputed by the populace. “If you polled the average American they probably would think the opposite,” he said. “There’s a lot of things economists say that people don’t get and this is just one of them.” Matt Sedensky, an AP writer on leave, is studying aging and workforce issues as part of a one-year fellowship at the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which joins NORC’s independent research and AP journalism. The fellowship is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and supported by APME, an association of AP member newspapers and broadcast stations. ‘It’s really hard to retire right now, I understand that. But if the younger generation doesn’t have a chance to get their foot in the door, then what?’


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4CBIZ 4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, JANUARY 5-11, 2014 Health law plans leave some ‘underinsured’By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated PressWASHINGTON — For working people making modest wages and strug-gling with high medical bills from chronic disease, President Barack Obama’s health care plan sounds like long-awaited relief. But the promise could go unful-filled. It’s true that patients with cancer and difficult conditions such as mul-tiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease will be able to get insurance and financial help with monthly premi-ums. But their annual out-ofpocket costs could still be so high they’ll have trouble staying out of debt. You couldn’t call them uninsured any longer. You might say they’re “under-insured.” These gaps “need to be addressed in order to fulfill the intention of the Affordable Care Act,” said Brian Rosen, a senior vice president of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “There are certainly chal-lenges for cancer patients.” “Cost may still be an issue for those in need of the most care,” said Steven Weiss, spokesman for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. That “makes it critically important for patients look-ing at premiums to also consider out-of-pocket costs when choosing a plan.” Out-of-pocket costs include a health plan’s annual deductible, which is the amount before insur-ance starts paying, as well as any copayments and cost-sharing. A few numbers tell the story. Take someone under 65 with no access to health insurance on the job and making $24,000 a year — about what many service jobs pay. Under the health care law, that person’s premiums would be capped below 7 percent of his income, about $130 a month. A stretch on a tight budget, yet doable. But if he gets really sick or has an accident, his out-of-pocket expenses could go as high as $5,200 a year in a worst-case scenario. That’s even with additional financial subsidies that the law provides people with modest incomes and high out-of-pocket costs. The $5,200 would be more than 20 percent of the person’s income, well above a common threshold for being underinsured. “Chronically ill people are likely to be underin-sured and face extremely high out-of-pocket costs,” said Caroline Pearson, who tracks the health care over-haul for Avalere Health, a market research and con-sulting firm. “While the subsidies help, there still may be access problems for some populations.” Under the law, insurance companies competing in new online markets like can offer four levels of coverage. All plans cover the same benefits; the difference is in financial protection. A bronze plan covers 60 per-cent of expected costs, sil-ver covers 70 percent, gold covers 80 percent, and plat-inum covers 90 percent. Bronze plans have the lowest premiums but provide less insurance. Gold plans are the closest to employer-provided coverage. Indeed, members of Congress and staffers who will now get their coverage through the health care law have been steered to gold plans. Silver, however, is the standard for most consum-ers. The law’s tax credits to help with premiums are keyed to a benchmark sil-ver plan in each geographi-cal area. And the law’s subsidies to help with out-of-pocket costs are only available to people who get a silver plan. Avalere found that the average annual deductible for silver plans is $2,567, more than twice what workers in employer plans currently face. Additionally, many silver plans have high cost-sharing requirements for prescriptions, particu-larly “specialty drugs” to treat intractable conditions such as severe forms of arthritis. Some plans may offer limited relief by covering certain services before a patient has met their annual deductible. Those services can include primary care, some prescription drugs and routine care for com-mon chronic conditions such as high blood pres-sure and diabetes. But Pearson says that won’t help people with high-cost illnesses. “Chronically ill people may still expe-rience significant financial challenges,” she said. Platinum or gold coverage may be the better option for people with serious health problems. They’ll pay more in premi-ums, but reduce exposure to out-of-pocket costs. Obama administration spokeswoman Joanne Peters said the new sys-tem is still “night and day” from what patients faced for years, because insurers can no longer turn away those with pre-existing medical conditions, and because the new plans cap out-of-pocket costs. While that limits medical debt, it doesn’t eliminate it. One of the leading advocates of the health care law says most people will still come out ahead. “If the question is, will some people find that cov-erage and care remain unaffordable, the answer is yes,” said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA. “There will be some people who feel that way. The overwhelm-ing majority will be far bet-ter off, even if what they have is not perfect.” 2013 a fabulous year for many mutual fundsBy STAN CHOEAP Business WriterNEW YORK— It was easy to make money with mutual funds last year, as long as you picked ones focused on stocks. Stock markets around the world surged in 2013, from New York to Frankfurt to Tokyo, and that helped lift all flavors of stock mutual funds. The market’s ascent spread across not only geographies but also industries. That meant everything from high-flying technology stock funds to stereotypically dowdy utility stock funds rose. As long as investors held onto their stock funds through the year and resisted the temptation to sell at each blip of concern they enjoyed the best returns in a decade for many funds. Out of nearly 3,650 stock funds tracked by Morningstar, 92 per-cent rose over 2013. But funds that focus on bonds struggled, many of them after years of solid performance. Here’s a look at some of the trends that shaped the year for mutual-fund inves-tors: — Portfolio managers with passports were popular. The U.S. stock market surged to a record high in 2013, but investors put more money into funds that invest in stocks outside the U.S. During November alone, inves-tors poured $1.72 billion into the Vanguard Total International Stock Index fund (VGTSX), for example. Its biggest investments include Nestle of Switzerland and Samsung Electronics of South Korea. Through the year’s first 11 months, investors plugged a net $129.38 billion into world stock mutual funds, according to the most recent data from the Investment Company Institute. That’s nearly five times the $27.15 billion that they put into funds focused on just U.S. stocks. The moves are part of a long-term migration investors are undertaking as they make their portfolios look more like the world’s: Stocks outside the U.S. make up more than half the world’s total by market value. Plus, foreign stocks sometimes zig when U.S. stocks zag. By add-ing foreign stocks, the thinking goes, a portfolio becomes more diversified. — The dollar’s moves matter. Many headlines trumpeted the 56.7 percent surge for Japan’s Nikkei 225 index last year. That beat the 29.6 percent rise for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index of U.S. stocks. But many U.S. investors in Japanese stock funds didn’t feel the full ben-efit. That’s because the Nikkei rose 56.7 percent in Japanese yen terms. When converted into dol-lars, the performance wasn’t as good, and Japanese stock mutual funds returned an average of 26.7 percent last year, including divi-dends. That’s less than the S&P 500. It’s a result of the yen’s value dropping steadily through the year against the dollar. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has championed big stimulus efforts to jolt the world’s third-largest economy. One dollar bought 105 yen at the end of 2013, up from 87 yen at the start of the year. Some mutual funds try to blunt the effect of shifting currency values in a process called hedg-ing. But many funds don’t hedge against currency moves, say-ing it’s too unpredictable or too expensive to do so. — Health care funds took the lead. Health care stock funds returned an average of 48.2 per-cent last year. That beat every-thing from technology stock funds (an average gain of 35.5 percent) to financial stock funds (34.6 percent). To see why, look at the holdings of the Franklin Biotechnology Discovery fund (FBDIX), which led the way with a 68.6 percent surge in 2013. The fund keeps about a fifth of its portfolio in just two stocks: Gilead Sciences and Celgene. Both more than doubled in 2013 amid an explosion of interest in the biotech industry. — Small was big. Some of the best returns in 2013 came from mutual funds that focus on the smallest stocks. Small-cap growth stock funds jumped an average of 40.9 percent, for example. Managers of these funds focus on stocks with market values closer to $300 million, like, than those worth a total of $300 billion, like Microsoft. Large-cap growth funds returned an average of 33.9 percent. Small stocks surged more than the rest of the market amid excitement that their earnings can grow faster. Smaller com-panies tend to get more of their revenue from customers in the U.S. than big multinational com-panies do, and the U.S. economy looks to be in better shape than many others. The unemployment rate fell last month to a five-year low, and the Federal Reserve has seen enough improvement that it is slowing its bond-buying program meant to stimulate the economy. To be sure, the gains for small-cap stocks have been so great that some fund managers are worried that they’ve become too expensive. — Emerging downers. Not all stock mutual funds rose. Many of those that focus on China, Brazil and other emerging markets fell, with the average emerging-mar-kets stock fund down 0.1 percent. Latin American stock funds fell 12 percent. Worries about slower economic growth hurt, as did concerns that foreign investors will pull out of developing economies amid a slowdown in stimulus from the Federal Reserve. — Many bond funds struggled. For years, investors looked to bond mutual funds for a safe way to avoid the whipsaws of the stock market. During 2008, when the S&P 500 lost 37 percent amid the financial crisis, intermediate-term bond funds lost an average of just 4.7 percent. But last year, bond funds were a big source of fear. Investors yanked a net $57.92 billion from bond funds through the first 11 months of 2013. It’s a sharp turn-around from 2012, when they deposited a net total of $303.6 billion into bond funds. Investors were worried about the threat of rising interest rates, which hurt bond prices. When rates rise, it suddenly makes the lower yields paid by older bonds less attractive. That means pric-es for them drop, hurting the returns for the bond mutual funds that own them. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose from a low of about 1.6 percent in May to 3 percent at the end of 2013. Intermediate-bond funds are the biggest category of bond funds, with $935 billion in total assets, according to Morningstar. They lost an average of 1.4 per-cent in 2013. — A good rotation. Many experts predicted a “great rota-tion” in 2013, where investors would dump bonds en masse and move money into stocks. A shift did occur, but many fund manag-ers say the magnitude doesn’t yet qualify as “great.” Some types of bond mutual funds were still able to attract money through 2013, even with the worries about rising rates. That’s because some funds are better able to tolerate rising inter-est rates. Bank-loan funds, for example, own loans whose inter-est rates can rise and fall with the broad market. Investors flocked to them last year and deposited a net $58 billion through the year’s first 11 months. That helped the category’s assets nearly double from a year earlier to $135 billion. Boats, pearls, crabs: New museum channels MiamiBy LAURA WIDES-MUNOZAssociated Press WriterMIAMI — Model yachts, rustic fishing boats and wooden rafts dangle above visitors as they step into the new Perez Art Museum Miami. The colorful display is both a playful nod to South Florida’s maritime culture and a somber reference to the perilous journeys many make to get here. It is the perfect entry to a museum that channels the city around it: whimsi-cal, vibrant, brimming with culture from across the Americas and yes, a work in progress. The museum, which opened in December, still lacks a permanent block-buster, but its retrospective of Chinese master and political dissident Ai Weiwei, on display through mid-March, should temporarily satisfy. And the museum’s eclectic and provocative collection, cou-pled with its bay front location, has quickly turned the PAMM as locals already call it into a must-see destination for tourists and natives. “Our biggest competition down here isn’t the other cultural institutions. It’s the beach, the water,” Museum director Thom Collins said. “So, rather than compete, the museum embraces its surroundings.” As in the rest of Miami’s booming downtown, visitors to the Perez Museum are immediately greeted by construction along the museum’s front plaza and at the site of a neighboring science museum, set to open in 2015. Once under the PAMM’s shaded deck, though, Ai Weiwei’s mam-moth bronze animal Zodiac Heads wel-come guests, and the call of gulls and ocean breezes take over. The Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architect firm Herzog & de Meuron took pains to design an airy and hurricane resistant building, with a wide, shaded deck that can serve as the rare outdoor communal space in a city with scorching temperatures and no cen-tral park. Beneath the deck’s three-story slatted roof, shrubbery-covered columns hang like an abstract enchanted forest, pumping recaptured rainwater through hidden pipes to further cool the deck. Inside, strategically placed windows offer views of the beaches and downtown skyline and provide natural light, while an open floor plan ensures future exhibits can be shaped around new acquisitions. No space is wasted: the museum’s center staircase doubles as a theater that can be divided into two auditoriums. Ai’s retrospective, which includes symbolic crab piles, buckets of pearls, a maze of hundreds of bicycle wheels and an exploration of the 2008 Sichuan earth-quake, will be followed by a retrospec-tive of Caribbean art and an exhibit by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, whose psychedelic color bursts have earned her fame throughout Latin America and Europe. Collins says contemporary Latin American artists like Milhazes are some-times overlooked by major U.S. muse-ums. “Her work is so baroque and sexual, and often in the U.S. we are somewhat puritani-cal,” he said, “but it will be well received here.” The desire to tap into Miami sensibilities, culture and history is what drew Collins and chief curator Tobias Ostrander to the boat installation entitled, “For Those In Peril on the Sea.” The work by Guyana-raised artist Hew Locke originally hung in a British church but could have easily been commissioned for Miami. Most of the museum’s art comes from the post-World War II period, reflecting the rise of Miami as a metropolis. The museum’s strong suit is its Latin American collection, a sizeable portion of which came from Colombian-born developer Jorge Perez, who donated a combined $40 million in cash and art to earn naming rights. Perez, the son of Cuban exiles, has been a major force behind Miami’s urban redevelopment. He says it’s only natural that the museum would have such a strong Latin American and Latino influence. “It’s a museum that tries to capture Miami, and in capturing Miami, you have to understand what America all of the Americas are about,” he said. Perez began collecting Latin American art while in graduate school in New York. Like many immigrants, he yearned for his homeland even as he prepared to leave it behind. Art was a way to maintain the connection. The museum’s semi-permanent exhibit is entitled Americana and divided into themes rather than chronology: myth and identity, landscapes and desire, pop art and traditional crafts. Perez’s collection includes some works by Latin American powerhouses like Colombian Fernando Botero, Mexico’s Diego Rivera and Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam. But many of the museum’s most interesting pieces are by less well-known artists such as El Paso native Adrian Esparza, who literally decon-structs the cliche Mexican serape and repurposes it into a vast, complex, geomet-ric weaving. Collins and Ostrander were adamant they wanted to make the institution’s work accessible to a wide range of art enthusi-asts. Thus bilingual placards Spanish and English placed next to each work provide far more context than the usual name and title. “You want to encourage people to look and get a lot just from what they are see-ing, but labels helps them look longer and opens up new ways to view the art,” Ostrander said. Passions tend to run high in Miami when it comes to politics, but Collins and Ostrander aren’t shying away from meat-ier topics. The museum dedicates sev-eral installations to institutional violence throughout the Americas and beyond, including a giant, mixed media collage by Sue Coe, depicting the 1973 imprison-ment and torture of Chileans under Gen. Augusto Pinochet, replete with a symbol of U.S. corporate interests a Pepsi machine in the foreground. One of the most popular initial exhibits is that of the late Cuban Avant-garde painter Amelia Pelez, revered in Miami’s Cuban exile community. Collins and Ostrander say they’d also like to produce a show by current Cuban artists a bold move in a town where many still believe such atten-tion would only benefit the island’s aging communist government, but also one that like the museum itself, reflects the com-plex and evolving nature of Miami in the 21st century.


Story ideas?Contact EditorRobert Lake City Reporter1DLIFE LIFE Sunday, January 5, 2014 Section D Organized HouseWhen you’re expecting company, you’ll want the house to be clean and in tip top order. De-clutter closets by giving away unneeded items. While all the items are out, vacuum the floor and clean the baseboards. Clean appliances, counters, cabinets, tables and chairs. Scrub and sanitize sinks, countertops and backsplashes. Clean your range top and refrigerator top and exterior, as well as inside and out-side your microwave. And wash those floors! Or for a thorough, customized deep clean of your home, and to cross a major chore off your to-do list, consider using a pro-fessional service that can help ensure no small detail is over-looked. Peace of MindBe sure your heating system and appliances are in proper working order all winter long -the last thing you’ll want is a broken heater during the cooler months. Feel more confident in your repair or replacement with a home warranty that covers many of the appliances and system compo-nents found in most homes.Lawn CareYour lawn makes a first impression, especially around the holidays when attention is called to your home’s exterior. Boost curb appeal by taking great care of your yard year-round. For example, corrective pruning can prevent dead or overgrown plants from detracting from your home’s cheery personality. It can also enhance a plant’s growth for the coming spring. Core aeration will help your lawn breathe and strengthen roots. To save time at this busy time of year, opt for a professional lawn care specialist that can tailor a plan for your lawn using science-based solutions. Pest ControlIt may be cooler outside, but pest control should be a year-round concern. Use weather stripping and caulk to seal exte-rior doors, cracks, and openings around pipes and utility lines. You’ll not only improve your home’s energy efficiency but you’ll prevent pests from entering your home. To make your home more inviting this winter, take steps to main-tain your home. COURTESYFortunately, residents of Florida don’t have to deal with win ter weather like our friends up north, but when the chilly weather does come, here are some tips to keep you comfor table and cozy inside your clean, winterized home. Winter’s here: AVOID CABIN FEVERBy StatePoint D uring the cooler months, you likely are spending more time indoors. So having a clean, cozy home is important. And making the process smooth and easy can help you focus on family, friends and the spirit of the season. Here are some winter maintenance tips that will save you time and energy: Tips for maintaining your winterized home.Water: Protecting our natural resourcesW e all know there are no magical, quick fixes to all the freshwater quality and quantity issues in Florida, or any other state. It’s an ongoing task for science to seek out the solutions to problems, and the imple-mentation of each solution requires our wide participa-tion and acceptance. As of last Wednesday, January 1, 2014, a new Florida statute went into effect that brings us a step closer. This new Florida law requires that all persons who make fertilizer applications on turf and/or landscape plants in exchange of pay-ment in money, goods, ser-vices, or other bartered mate-rial must have this Fertilizer Applicators License. The full name is the Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate (LCFAC) issued according to Florida Statute 482.1562. Lawn and landscape personnel must attend special training and pass a test to obtain this certification. The training focuses on information and guidance on turfgrass and landscape management practices that minimize non-point source pollution in order to con-serve and protect our water resources. As a homeown-er, you can ask or check online to make certain your lawn service worker has lawfully been trained to obtain the Fertilizer Applicator Certificate. It is estimated that at least 75 percent of Florida homeowners care for their own lawns. This could mean anything from ‘mani-curing a carpet-like turf’ to ‘mowing anything that’s green.’ Most of us fall somewhere in between, but we often operate without a real maintenance plan. To make this part of the water solution work, it’s going to take participation from homeowners as well as the green industry personnel. I know it’s a bit early to be talking about lawn care. But it’s never too early to plan for improving water quality. Do you know the answer to these questions? If not, you have time to find answers at or call the Master Gardeners at 752-5384. Q Do you know what kind of turfgrass you have?Q Do different turfgrasses require different rates of fertilizer?Q When should your type of turfgrass be fertilized?Q Why should you NOT use weed-and-feed prod-ucts?Q What is slow release fertilizer and why is it ben-eficial?Q How do you know which bag has slow release fertil-izer?Q Which spreader can ruin slow release fertilizer?Q How high should your type of grass be kept and why? TRAVEL TALES Sandy Kishton GARDEN TALK Nichelle WATER continued on 3D Top 10 Best of Halifax O ne of the Canadian stops for our recent cruise included Halifax, Nova Scotia. This was a beautiful area and we took a “Top 10 Best of Halifax” coach tour. The sites included a short stop atop the hill at the Citadel, an old fort and National Historic Site in Canada; and a trip to Peggy’s Cove, an authentic fishing vil-lage whose namesake has a story all her own. Next, stops at Acadian Maple Syrup (yum!), then a short walk through the Public Gardens and a lunch stop along Spring Garden Street, where we ate pizza and sampled a local beer at The Fickle Frog. After lunch, we drove to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery where 121 victims of the Titanic disaster are buried. This last stop was probably what intrigued me the most. All I knew about the Titanic disaster before this visit to the cemetery was what I saw in the James Cameron movie back in the late 90’s. Apparently the Titanic went down about 750 nau-tical miles from Halifax, where the White Star Line had offices. After the acci-dent, they commissioned 4 ships to go in search of bodies in the disaster area. HALIFAX continued on 3D Facts you may not have knownTEXTING WHILE DRIVINGBy MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical WriterA sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies. This one did not distinguish between handheld and hands-free devices — a major weakness. And even though talking doesn’t require drivers to take their eyes off the road, it’s hard to talk on a phone without first reaching for it or dialing a number —things that raise the risk of a crash, researchers note. Earlier work with simulators, test-tracks and cellphone records suggests that risky driving increases when people are on cellphones, especially teens. The 15-to-20-year-old age group accounts for 6 percent of all drivers but 10 percent of traffic deaths and 14 per-cent of police-reported crashes with injuries. For the new study, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute installed video cameras, global positioning systems, lane trackers, gadgets to measure speed and acceleration, and other sensors in the cars of 42 newly licensed drivers 16 or 17 years old, and 109 adults with an average of 20 years behind the wheel. The risk of a crash or near-miss among young drivers increased more than sevenfold if they were dialing or reaching for a cellphone and fourfold if they were sending or receiving a text message. The risk also rose if they were reaching for something other than a phone, looking at a roadside object or eating. Among older drivers, only dialing a cellphone increased the chances of a crash or near miss. However, that study began before texting became more common, so researchers don’t know if it is as dangerous for them as it is for teens. Engaging in distractions increased as time went on among novice drivers but not among experienced ones. TEXTING continued on 3D


By KRISTEN WYATTAssociated PressDENVER — The nation’s first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday, kicking off a marijuana experiment that will be watched closely around the world. Already, it is attracting people from across the country. Some of the sights in Denver, the Mile High City, on the historic day:FROM JAILHOUSE TO POTHOUSELess than a year ago, James Aaron Ramsey was serving a brief jail sentence for pot possession. On Wednesday, the 28-year-old musician, having driven from Missouri, was among the first to legally buy weed. He brought a guitar and strummed folk tunes for about 20 people waiting outside one dispensary for sales to begin, as light snow fell at times. “I’m going to frame the receipt when I go home,” Ramsey said with a smile. “To remind myself of what might be possible. Legal everywhere.” Others who were waiting in line shared their own pot incarceration stories over coffee and funnel cakes. “They made me go to rehab for marijuana, but I’d get out and see all my underage friends getting drunk all the time,” said 24-year-old Brandon Harris, who drove 20 hours from Blanchester, Ohio. “I had to do pee tests, probation visits, the whole thing. Trafficking conviction. Nineteen years old. For a plant, how stu-pid,” he said, shaking his head.‘YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S POT CONNECTION’Tinted windows on a black limousine idling outside one Denver dispensary showed another side of the newly legal weed market — people eager to try legal marijuana, but not ready to be seen pub-licly buying it. Addison Morris, owner of Rocky Mountain Mile High Tours, had 10 clients waiting in the limo who paid $295 for four hours of chauffeuring by a “marijuana concierge” who would help them choose strains and edible pot products. “We’re your grandmother’s pot connection,” the 63-year-old said. “We’re not the hippie stoners who are going to stand in this cold and party.” Morris said she’s booked through the end of February with out-of-state clients. Guests receive samples in designer bags before getting tours. Morris said she’s selling discretion. Guests are asked to leave cameras at home. They avoided the crowd at the dis-pensary, where younger shoppers noshed on funnel cakes and doughnuts from a food truck. Asked if her guests wanted any of the carnival-style treats, Morris recoiled. “Oh God no,” she said. “We’re going to Whole Foods for breakfast.”WILL THERE BE ENOUGH?Not all marijuana users in Colorado are toasting the dawn of retail sales. Some medical marijuana patients groups say they’re worried about supply. That’s because the retail inventory for recreational use is coming entirely from the preexisting medical inventory. Many in the industry warned patients to stock up before recreational sales began. Laura Kriho of the Cannabis Therapy Institute said she worries prices will spike and patients will be left paying more if they’re not able to grow their own. “We hope that the focus on recreational doesn’t take the focus away from patients who really need this medicine,” she said.AT LEAST THEY OPENED ON TIMESome Green Wednesday openings were grand, with coffee and live music awaiting early shoppers. Others were more slap-dash. As in, not sure until the sun went down New Year’s Eve they’d have all their licensing and permitting to open. The Clinic marked the opening of sales by turning on a Bob Marley CD and hur-riedly putting out inventory. Manager Ryan Cook didn’t get clearance to open until Tuesday evening. “Never thought we’d be able to get here, but we did it,” a bleary-eyed Cook said, hustling around his shop after a long night waiting for new packaging bags that comply with new Colorado regulations.NOT EVERYONE WAITEDRecreational sales weren’t legal until Wednesday, but pot has been legal and free to share in Colorado for more than a year. So marijuana aficionados gathered statewide to mark New Year’s Eve with a group toke to count down to when sales began at 8 a.m. At one party, a 1920s-themed “Prohibition Is Over” gala in Denver, women wore spar-kly flapper dresses and men donned suits and suspenders to gather around commu-nal rigs to light up together. A jazz band played, TV monitors showed “The Untouchables” and revelers gath-ered around a craps table and several card tables. Most of the smoking was outside, but still the air was heavy with marijuana. “This is just pure joy,” said David Earley, a 24-year-old marijuana grower from Colorado Springs. “To be able to come out and smoke publicly, it’s truly amazing.”THEY BRAVED LONG LINES ...Two hours. Three hours. Five hours.Marijuana shoppers Wednesday paid a price for shopping on the first day — long waits. Lines snaked down the street out-side most pot shops, and the waiting crowds routinely gave a little cheer when shoppers emerged, bags in hand. “How long have we been here?” one marijuana shopper asked his buddies as they emerged from one shop. The sun was setting and the group from Olathe, Kan., hadn’t yet checked into their hotel. They’d arrived at the pot shop five hours earlier. The group was smiling, though. 2DLIFE 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 Americans see downhill slide to 2050By CONNIE CASSAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Ask people to imagine American life in 2050, and you’ll get some dreary visions. Whether they foresee runaway technology or runaway government, rampant poverty or vanishing morality, a majority of Americans predict a future worse than today. Whites are particularly gloomy: Only 1 in 6 expects better times over the next four decades. Also notably pessimistic are middle-age and older people, those who earn midlevel incomes and Protestants, a new national poll finds. “I really worry about my grandchildren, I do,” says 74-year-old Penny Trusty of Rockville, Md., a retired software designer and grandmother of five. “I worry about the lowering of morals and the corruption and the confusion that’s just raining down on them.” Even groups with comparatively sunny outlooks — racial and ethnic minorities, the young and the nonreligious — are much more likely to say things will be the same or get worse than to predict a brighter future. “Changes will come, and some of them are scary,” says Kelly Miller, 22, a freshly minted University of Minnesota sports management grad. She looks forward to some wonderful things, like 3D printers creating organs for transplant patients. But Miller envi-sions Americans in 2050 blindly relying on robots and technology for everything from cooking dinner to managing their money. “It’s taking away our free choice and human thought,” she says. “And there’s potential for government to control and reg-ulate what this artificial intelligence thinks.” Overall, 54 percent of those surveyed expect American life to go downhill, while 23 percent think it will improve, according to a December survey from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Only 21 percent predict life will stay about the same. That minority may be onto something, however. While no one can say what catastrophes or human triumphs are to come, contentment at a personal level has prov-en remarkably stable over the past four decades. Interviews by the federally funded General Social Survey, one of the nation’s longest-running surveys of social trends, show Americans’ overall happiness as well as satisfaction with their jobs and mar-riages barely fluctuating since 1972. Those decades spanned the sexual revolution and the women’s rights movement, race riots and civil rights advances, the resig-nation of one president and impeachment of another, wars from Vietnam through Afghanistan, the birth of the home com-puter and the smartphone, boom times and hard times. Despite the recent shift toward negativity about the state of the nation, the portion of U.S. residents rating themselves very or pretty happy stayed around 9 out of 10. “Most people evaluate their lives very stably from year to year,” said Tom W. Smith, who has been director since 1980 of the GSS, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. “You don’t want massive surges and falls in personal hap-piness, and the fact that we don’t see that is reassuring.” The GSS, conducted once every two years, will send interviewers back into the field in 2014. The AP-NORC Center survey asked people to rate the change in American life during the period tracked by the GSS, from 1972 to 2012. A majority — 54 percent — say life in America is worse today than four decades ago. Those old enough to remember the early ‘70s are especially nostalgic, as are tea party supporters and people who live in the countryside. Those who say U.S. life has declined are more apt to name politics, the economy, moral values or changes in families as the biggest difference. The 3 in 10 who think life is better are more likely to point to computers and technology as the big change. Racial and ethnic minorities are apt to cite domestic issues, including civil rights. The GSS offers a look at the real-time changes in American opinion, along with things that have stayed the same, and hints for the future:EQUALITYSome of the opinions voiced in the 1972 survey are rarely uttered today. Back then, nearly 4 in 10 nonblacks agreed with the idea that whites had the right to keep blacks “out of their neighbor-hoods.” A quarter of nonblacks said they wouldn’t vote for a black man for presi-dent, and 26 percent of all adults wouldn’t back a well-qualified woman. Now the president of the United States is black and a woman is the most-discussed prospect for 2016. The GSS dropped those three questions in the 1990s as results began to show they were no longer con-tentious. La’Shon Callaway, a 19-year-old political science student at Stockton College in New Jersey, is optimistic that his generation will make the future brighter and that he’ll see discrimination fade over his lifetime. “People are getting tired of it, and fed up,” said Callaway, who is black. “They’re realizing even if you’re not the same color as me, you’re still a person and I’m still a person.” As 2050 approaches, one central component of U.S. race relations will change: Non-Hispanic whites will no longer make up the majority of the population, accord-ing to Census Bureau projections.LOVE AND FAMILYIn 1972, the sexual revolution was ablaze. That year the Supreme Court ruled that unmarried couples had a right to birth control. “The Joy of Sex” manual was published. And then there’s “Maude,” the sitcom character who shocked Americans by getting an abortion. Still, a third of Americans back then disapproved of a woman working if she had a husband to support her. The GSS no longer bothers asking that one. Americans today are more worried about divorce and the increasing number of never-married moms. Nearly 4 out of 10 women who gave birth in 2011 were unmarried, according to the census. “It’s very sad to me,” says Christine Hicks, 57, of Nashville, Tenn., who divorced when her two children were teens. “It’s really hard to be a parent when you’re alone.” Despite the social turmoil, 98 percent of married people today say their union is happy, including two-thirds who are “very happy.” And marital fidelity remains an ideal endorsed by nearly all Americans. The political debate over abortion shows no signs of being resolved, more than 40 years after Roe vs. Wade. Young people today are somewhat more conservative on the issue than middle-aged Americans. Gay marriage, on the other hand, appears headed toward future acceptance. Young people are solidly in favor, while opposition is strongest among the oldest Americans.GODThrough those decades of moral tumult, the vast majority of Americans held onto belief in God or some higher power. Fewer than 1 in 10 say there’s no God or no way to know. Yet ties to organized religion are slipping. Since 1972, the number of Americans who name no faith preference has qua-drupled to 20 percent. “Maybe it just means people are thinking for themselves and not following blindly,” says Hicks, a Tennessee state worker and Methodist churchgoer. “But I do think the church gives families a foundation.”MONEYRecession, a stock market crash, runaway inflation and an oil crisis marred the U.S. economy in the early 1970s. Forty years later, those look like the good times to many. Before the Great Recession hit in 2007, most people consistently said their fam-ily finances were getting better instead of worse. That’s not the case anymore. Americans are more likely to consider themselves “lower class” than ever in GSS history — 8 percent say that. “You read every day about ‘no more middle class’,” says Bill Hardy, 67, a Westerville, Ohio, investment adviser. “It’s the poor versus the rich almost.” Whites are especially pessimistic about their prospects. Black and Hispanic opti-mism surged after Barack Obama became the first black president in 2008. Overall, about half of Americans still believe their children will have a better standard of living than they do. “I just think they’re going to have to deal with a lot,” Hardy, who is white, said of his grown children and three grandkids. “They’ll deal with it. Kids today are very smart.” Associated Press Director of Polling Jennifer Agiesta and AP News Survey Specialist Dennis Junius contributed to this report. Pessimism’s the rule in responses to yearly national survey. Sights from Colorado pot industry’s opening day


3DLIFE Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 3D Q How does fertilizer affect grass in shady spots? There will be a training class held at the UF/IFAS Extension, Columbia County Office in Lake City on January 17th from 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. This is the training needed to obtain the Fertilizer Applicator’s License, but anyone inter-ested is welcome to attend. The $25 fee includes lunch and all materials. Please call the office at 752-5384 by January 15th to pre-reg-ister. The National Institutes of Health and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration paid for the research. Results are in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. David Strayer, a University of Utah scientist who has done research on this topic, said the findings that merely talking on a phone while driving was not dangerous is “com-pletely at odds with what we found.” The study methods and tools may have underesti-mated risks because video cameras capture wander-ing eyes but can’t measure cognitive distraction, he said. “You don’t swerve so much when you’re talking on a cellphone; you just might run through a red light,” and sensors would not necessarily pick up anything amiss unless a crash occurred, Strayer said. As for texting, “we all agree that things like tak-ing your eyes off the road are dangerous,” he said. At least 12 states ban the use of hand-held cell-phones while driving and 41 ban text messaging. All cellphone use is banned by 37 states for novice or teen drivers, says the National Conference of State Legislatures, cit-ing information from the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration. The numbers are absolutely staggering. There were just over 2,200 pas-sengers and crew members aboard, of which approxi-mately 700 survived. The 4 ships from Canada were able to recover 328 victims but only had enough space to bring back 209 – the rest were buried at sea. When the victims were brought out of the water, they were “tagged” with numbers and any of their clothing and personal effects were put in a bag and also numbered. Of the 209 brought to Canada, 59 were claimed by family members. The remaining victims were then separated by what religion they were thought to be so they were buried in the proper places. Those thought to be Catholic or Jewish were buried in those cemeteries, leav-ing 121 to be buried in the Protestant cemetery, Fairview Lawn; where we visited. What amazed me is the length at which the crew members and authori-ties took care to give final respect to these victims. There are still 40 victims that were never identified. Yet, they have a burial place and a headstone that reads: “Died, April 15, 1912, and their Number assigned below it.” An unidentified child was one of the first victims found by the crew of one of the ships. When he was never identified, the crew were so saddened that they asked to sponsor this child and raised the money them-selves to hold a proper service and purchased his headstone. Fast forward 100 years to the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and shortly after that, a gentle-man coming forward with a pair of toddler shoes that his great grandfather had in his attic. He couldn’t bear to turn them over at the time and with the assistance of DNA samples from a family in England and exhuming the child’s remains, he was finally identified and received a new headstone with his name – Sidney Goodwin. Learning more about the history of this tragic event made me realize how hor-rific it really was and also gave me a lot of respect for the role the people of Halifax had in it. Not only was this a beautiful city, but its people are equally so. Q Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. Contact her at Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. WATERContinued From 1D HALIFAXContinued From 1D TEXTINGContinued From 1D By ELIZABETH KARMELAssociated PressI know this will make me sound like some ultra-serious dieter — which I’m not! — but I love raw celery. The humble celery stalk shines in so many ways, from a bloody mary to a snack stuffed with peanut butter or pimento cheese. To me, it’s the cracker of the vegetable world. It’s what I reach for when I want a snack or a salad that is pure and simple and uncomplicated. Conveniently, it also hap-pens to be high in fiber and low in calories. There is an urban legend that it has zero calories — meaning that it takes more calories to digest than it contains. That is not true, but it always makes me feel better when I am on a diet. And I bet celery sales spike in January, when everyone is attempting a healthy makeover of their diet. Sadly, raw celery often is relegated to the crudite platter that hardly gets touched when there are more crave-worthy (and fattening) dishes to choose from. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This January, eat your celery in my favorite have-it-your-way celery salad. This crunchy salad is seriously satisfying and elevates celery to gourmet status. The secret is in slicing the celery paper thin with a mandolin, or the slicing blade of a food processor. A tart lemon vinaigrette and thin rib-bons of real Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese enhance the dish. The combination of cool crunchy slices of celery and thin bits of savory cheese is what makes this simple salad so satisfying. It also is a great founda-tion for add-in, one of the reasons that I make it all the time. Depending on my mood or what I find at the market, I fancy it up with mushrooms, fennel, apples, pears, beets — all thinly sliced — and/or walnuts, even pomegranate seeds. Try any ingredients that suit your fancy. Just keep the two main ingredients — celery and Parmesan cheese — the same.HAVE-IT-YOUR-WAY CELERY SALADA food processor is the fastest way to thinly slice large amounts of celery, but a mandoline does a better job of get-ting the slices as thin as possible. The trouble is that it is almost impos-sible to use the hand guard of the mandoline when slicing celery. Some kitchen shops sell safety gloves for slicing, which can help. Another way to make it easier is to hold several celery stalks together (nestled into one another) when slicing.Start to finish: 15 minutesServings: 2Q 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilQ 1 tablespoon lemon juice Q 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Q Kosher salt and ground black pepperQ 8 ribs celery, very thinly sliced crosswiseQ 2-ounce chunk Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Q Additional salad ingredients, as desired (fennel, sliced mushrooms, fruit, nuts, etc.) Directions:In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and mustard. Season with salt and pepper, then add the sliced celery. Toss well to coat, then divide the celery between 2 serving plates. Use a vegetable peeler to shave some of the cheese over each serving, then add additional salad ingredients as desired. Mushrooms, pluots and fennel make an excellent combination with this celery base. Nutrition information per serving: 280 calories; 190 calories from fat (68 percent of total calories); 22 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 20 mg choles-terol; 9 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 12 g pro-tein; 920 mg sodium. Start with celery for a healthy, crunchy salad Original Cheerios to go GMO-free By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry WriterNEW YORK — General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it has been manufacturing its original-flavor Cheerios without GMOs for the past several weeks in response to consumer demand. It did not specify exactly when those boxes would be on sale. Original Cheerios will now be labeled as “Not Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients,” although that it is not an official certification. The labels will also note that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present due to contamination during the manufacturing process, said Mike Siemienas, a company spokesman. The change does not apply to any other Cheerios flavors, such as Apple Cinnamon Cheerios or Multi Grain Cheerios. “We were able to do this with original Cheerios because the main ingredients are oats,” said Siemie nas, noting that there are no genetically modified oats. The company is primarily switching the cornstarch and s ugar to make the original Cheerios free of GMOs, he said Other varieties of Cheerios are made with ingredients such as corn, making it harder for the company to make them free of GMOs, Siemienas said. Consumers have expressed concerns about the longterm impact GMOs could have. Associated PressTAMPA, Fla. — Lowry Park Zoo officials are asking the Tampa City Council to help the borrow money to make upgrades that include a new veterinary hospital and a feeding center. The council plans to take up the matter on Jan. 9. The Tampa Tribune reports zoo officials want to get the upgrades in place by early next year when the Association of Zoos and Aquariums will review the zoo’s fitness. The association last visited in 2010. They produced a list of improvements the zoo needed to make. It’s not clear what would happen in the renovations are not completed by then, said Steve Feldman, a spokesman for the organization. “This would be a factor in the accreditation review,” he said. “Significant prog-ress is always taken into account.” Officials hope the city, which owns the zoo, can help them borrow up to $6.5 million. In addition, zoo officials need to raise another $3 million to finish the upgrades, said Craig Pugh, the zoo’s executive director and CEO. After the critical report by the zoo association, Lowry Park Zoo began a “New Horizons” fundraising campaign. They started off with a $1 million dona-tion from Jacarlene Foundation, but the economy has made it difficult to raise money, Pugh said. So, officials are seeking the city’s help to borrow the money at a low rate. Interest income from the loan would be tax-free because of the city’s involvement. The loan would be secured by pledges the zoo has collected through the New Horizons project. The deal doesn’t put the city on the hook for repaying the fund should the zoo fail to do so. The newspaper reports the city has taken similar action with other non-profit agencies, including the Moffitt Cancer Center. The new hospital would replace the existing building, which opened 25 years ago and is now too small and out-dated to serve the zoo’s needs. “Our most important needs are central to animal care,” Pugh said. Lowry Park Zoo seeks help from Tampa for upgrades Grand Canyon gives incentive for quieter planes By FELICIA FONSECAAssociated PressFLAGSTAFF, Ariz — The fees for air tour operators that use technology to quiet the sound of aircraft at Grand Canyon National Park have been reduced. The new $20 fee per flight took effect Jan. 1 for any of eight operators authorized to take visitors sightseeing over the massive gorge. Operators that don’t have the technology considered to be quiet will continue to pay $25 per flight. The National Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration were required to come up with incentives for quiet air technology aircraft at the Grand Canyon as part of a massive transportation bill passed in 2012. Hikers and tourists on the ground have complained that aircraft noise interferes with the feeling of solitude and appreciation of nature. “Any kind of a reduction from noise is going to provide a better experience for park visitors,” said park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge. “It’s not quiet but it’s quieter than the standard technology.” The FAA determines whether aircraft is considered quiet using a formula that takes into account noise certification levels and number of seats. About 60 percent of the aircraft conducting tours at the Grand Canyon already meet that standard, Oltrogge said. At full conversion, the reduced fee would save the operators $250,000 a year, she said. Quiet technology is in use at other national parks, including Volcanoes and Haleakala in Hawaii and the Statue of Liberty in New York, according to the FAA. The standard doesn’t necessarily mean aircraft will be completely quiet. Operators could, for example, add more seats to existing aircraft or switch out engines to meet the definition of quiet technology. The benefit to visitors at the Grand Canyon depends on what action the operators take, said Jim McCarthy of the Sierra Club. “It potentially could be counterproductive,” McCarthy said.The National Park Service was close to finalizing rules to manage air tours and noise at the Grand Canyon before the federal legislation forced the agency to change its goal for restoring natural quiet to the park. The Park Service wanted to make 67 percent of the canyon quiet for three-fourths of the day or longer. Some members of Congress pushed a provision in the 2012 federal transportation bill to make half of the park free from commercial air tour noise for at least 75 percent of the day and provide incentives for quiet air technology. Many of the tours originate from Las Vegas. Oltrogge said the Park Service’s plan that had been in the works for decades since has been halted. U.S. Sen. John McCain applauded the incentive and said he is looking forward to more meaningful initiatives that would improve access to popular flight corridors for quieter aircraft. “This is the first step toward meeting the requirem ent set by Congress to convert all aircraft at the park to qui et technology in a way that protects tourism jobs and allows all visit ors to enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon, ” he said in a statement. Texting, dialing while driving raises the risk of c rashBy MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical WriterA sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies. This one did not distinguish between handheld and hands-free devices — a major weakness. And even though talking doesn’t require drivers to take their eyes off the road, it’s hard to talk on a phone without first reaching for it or dial-ing a number —things that raise the risk of a crash, researchers note. Earlier work with simulators, test-tracks and cellphone records suggests that risky driving increases when people are on cellphones, especially teens. The 15-to-20-year-old age group accounts for 6 percent of all drivers but 10 percent of traffic deaths and 14 percent of police-reported crashes with injuries. For the new study, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute installed video cameras, global positioning systems, lane trackers, gadgets to measure speed and acceleration, and other sen-sors in the cars of 42 newly licensed drivers 16 or 17 years old, and 109 adults with an average of 20 years behind the wheel. The risk of a crash or near-miss among young drivers increased more than sevenfold if they were dialing or reaching for a cellphone and fourfold if they were sending or receiving a text message. The risk also rose if they were reaching for something other than a phone, look-ing at a roadside object or eating.


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6DLIFE 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428Australian blueswoman to perform here From staff reports A nni Piper, Australia’s award-winning First Lady of Blues, continues her three-month Winter 2013 Canadian/U.S. tour with a performance at Rock Star Lounge, 723 E. Duval St. Wednesday at 7 p.m. Piper recently won “Best Blues Album” at the 2013 Canberra Roots & Blues Awards in Australia, for her collaborative effort with Nicole Hart on the critically-lauded Split Second. Piper first started playing electric guitar at age 12, but switched to bass at 14. In 2004 she released an album titled “Jailbait” in her native Australia, for which she won “Best New Talent” at the 2005 Australian Blues Music Awards. Subsequent album releases include 2007’s “Texas Hold ‘Em,” 2010’s “Chasin’ Tail” and her new-est, 2013’s “Split Second.” She also released “Two’s Company,” a compilation from her two Australian releases. Throughout her career, Piper’s charismatic stage presence and sultry vocals have garnered her both great reviews and multiple music industry awards nominations. Released earlier this year, “Split Second” con-tinues receiving extensive international radio airplay (including charting on Living Blues) and was a recent “Pick to Click” on SiriusXM’s popular Bluesville show while earn-ing terrific reviews from music critics everywhere. Piper performed at Rock Star in Lake City in 2013. Anni Piper, who played Lake City last year, makes an encore.COURTESYAnni Piper, Australia’s award-winning First Lady of Blue s, is scheduled to perform Wednesday in Lake City. Hotel guest sends clerk on trip to bowl gameBy CHUCK WILLIAMSThe Columbus Ledger-EnquirerCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Like most Auburn fans, Jonathon Spearman has had a pretty good couple of months — and it is about to get better. Spearman, a senior criminal justice major at Columbus State University, grew up a big Auburn fan despite the fact that most of his family pulled for Alabama. He was in Jordan-Hare Stadium when Auburn pulled off miracle wins against Georgia and Alabama on its way to Monday’s BCS championship game against Florida State in the Rose Bowl. Three weeks ago he got to meet Gus Malzahn when the Auburn coach was speaking to a banquet in Columbus’ Hilton Garden Inn, where Spearman works as a front desk clerk. Folks told Malzahn that Spearman was the biggest Auburn fan they knew, and the coach sought him out. Malzahn even signed Spearman’s tie and posed for a photo. Not a bad month.Well, thanks to a frequent Hilton Garden Inn guest, Spearman will be leaving this weekend for Pasadena to cheer the Tigers on in the title game. And the way he will get to the big game is a “Hail Mary” wor-thy of Auburn’s fortuitous season. Spearman was prepared to watch the title game at his Phenix City home. A friend had an extra ticket for the game to be played in the historic Rose Bowl. Spearman didn’t have the cash to buy a plane ticket. “I didn’t have a way out there,” Spearman said. “The flights were $1,000 or more, and I just couldn’t afford it.” Enter Shawn Frey, a general contractor from Port St. Joe, who stays at the Hilton Garden Inn six or seven nights a month and has done so for more than a year and a half. “He’s a good kid,” Frey said of Spearman. “He’s the kind of guy if you are having a tough day, he can just turn it around with his smile.” After Auburn won the SEC title, Frey was staying at the hotel and heard a bar-tender talking about Spearman. She told Frey that Spearman had a ticket to the game, but no plane ticket. Frey went over and asked Spearman for his email address. He then called Delta Air Lines, cashed in some of his frequent flier miles and bought Spearman a plane ticket to Los Angeles. “He is just a special guy and I thought he deserved to go,” Frey said. “I hope he enjoys it. I am sure it is something he will remember the rest of his life.” After booking the flight, Frey went back to Spearman at the front desk and told him to check his email. When he did, he found a confirmation for the flight. Spearman can’t stop smiling.“You don’t understand how excited I am,” Spearman said this week. It didn’t take long for word of Spearman’s good fortune and Frey’s generosity to reach Hilton Garden Inn partner Glenn Davis. “I have never seen anything like this,” Davis said. “He is an outstanding young man. But to me it shows if you take a little time, go the extra mile and do the right things, you never know how you might get repaid.” The fact that Spearman gets to watch his favorite team in the biggest of games is not lost on Davis, a former Major League baseball player. “I have never seen a bigger Auburn fan,” said Davis, who played baseball at Georgia. “I am so happy for him. It couldn’t happen to a better guy.” A look at 10 historic sites saved, 10 lost in 2013The Associated PressThe National Trust for Historic Preservation compiled a list of 10 historic preservation saves and losses from 2013. Ten sites saved:1. Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis, Minn. — Preservationists persuaded the Minneapolis City Council to drop a demoli-tion plan and undertake a rehabilitation plan instead. 2. Jensen-Byrd, Spokane, Wash. — Preservationists persuaded Washington State University to restore and reuse this 104-year-old former warehouse, rather than sell and demolish the structure. 3. Fort Monroe, Hampton, Va. — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell approved a master plan to restore and revital-ize this former military base. 4. Stamford Post Office, Stamford, Conn. — A federal court ruled against the sale and demolition plan for this historic post office. The ruling could help preservation-ists save historic post offices nationwide. 5. Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks, Central Montana — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled the Bureau of Land Management violate d laws protecting historic sites along this national monument. 6. Terminal Island, Port of Los Angeles — Vacant historic buildings at this former shipbuilding center from World War I and World War II could be saved under a plan approved by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. 7. Wrigley Field, Chicago — Earlier plans for massive renovations of this historic ballpark have been amended to address the concerns of preservationists. 8. Five National Monuments designated by President Barack Obama — Each site represents a diverse chap-ter in American history from the Native American an d Latino communities of Rio Grande del Norte to the Underground Railroad and the Buffalo Soldiers of th e Civil War. 9. New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre — This historic 1920s movie house and performing arts space was severely damaged in Hurricane Katrina but reopened to the public in October after rehabilitation. 10. Waterfront, Charleston, S.C. — A federal court found the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated pres-ervation laws when it approved the construction of new cruise ship terminals on the waterfront. Ten sites lost:1. Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago — After a long battle during which advocates urged preservation of the building, the way was cleared for the structure’s demoli-tion. 2. Cyclorama Center, Gettysburg, Pa. — The removal of the Cyclorama Center from the Gettysburg National Park is a loss for advocates of 20th century architecture, though it was supported by some preservationists under the grounds that it would improve the interpretation of the battlefield’s history. 3. Chinese Hospital, San Francisco — Once the only medical facility available to the local Chinese community, the historic hospital was marked for demolition to make room for a new hospital center. 4. The Pagoda Palace Theater, San Francisco — The historic vaudeville theater and movie house was razed in 2013 after 20 years of vacancy and failed proposals for redevelopment. 5. World Port Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York — Was listed among the 11 most-endangered historic sites. Delta Airlines began demol-ishing the jet-age structure and plans to turn it into an aircraft parking zone. 6. Univision Building, San Antonio, Texas — Demolition began in November of this 1955 site known as the birth-place of Spanish-language broadcasting, to make way for new apartments. 7. St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. — The first Croatian parish in the Western Hemisphere was demolished after the diocese closed its doors in 2000. 8. Charleston County Public Library, Charleston, S.C. — A court case allowed demolition to proceed on this first racially integrated library, built with an open, contempo-rary design. 9. Hojack Swing Bridge, Rochester, N.Y. — The historic railroad bridge was demolished after a 10-year fight by preservationists. 10. Pompey’s Pillar Vandalism and Government Shutdown — Nine days after the U.S. government shut-down began, this sandstone pillar marking the expedition of Lewis and Clark was vandalized with a new signature carved into the stone while no rangers were guarding the site.