The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City Fla
John H. Perry
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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LIFEFort White High staff work through the summer, 1D. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 100 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Candidates . . . . . 9A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3D Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B BUSINESSGet ready for a great Fourth of July, 1C. 92 70Storm chance 10A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM SUNDAY EDITION Chase ends in arrest.6A Tigers at camp in Orlando.1BPrimary field is set .9A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterChris Batten, co-owner/office manager of Stan Batten Real Estate, is fed up with the construction project and says that it has led to a serious safety issue for customers and other motorists. She said drivers often cant cross US Highway 90 and have a hard time seeing the paint on the asphalt that indicates the turning lane. This year we have has at least six accidents from customers trying to get in our parking lot, she said. I almost had one a few days ago.By MEGAN REEVESmreeves@lakecityreporter.comLocal business owners still have a long road ahead of them concerning the West US 90 construction project that started in January 2013. Residents and merchants along the roadway are looking for answers about the delayed widening of the road, and the Florida Department of Transportation is doing its best to shed light on a confusing and frustrating situation. We understand that the public is frustrated, said FDOT spokeswoman Gina Busscher. We are frustrated, too, but our hands are tied. Southern Development Corporation of Jacksonville was originally granted a $10 million contract to complete the project, but has since defaulted at only 23 percent completion. Busscher said Southern Development Corporation stopped working around November of last year, but did not formally default until February. Between those three months they said they were doing things, Busscher said. If anything, they were keeping it up. Not making progress. Busscher said the contract between Southern Development and the FDOT has been a headache ever since the bid was accepted. Although the company was working up until Long road ahead US 90 widening project has been stalled since Thanksgiving. Now that No timetable in sight for project completion SARAH LOFTUS/Lake City ReporterConstruction on US Highway 90 in front of local businesses makes it more difficult for customers to get in and out of parking lots. The construction continues for roughly three miles along the highway west of Interstate 75. Southern Development Corporation of Jacksonville was originally given 550 days for the road-widening project on West US 90. They were then given extra days for weather complications and holidays, giving them a total of 625 days for construction. The deadline for completion would have been late this summer. After 435 days roughly 69 percent of the allotted time for The history of the project By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County once again closed its application period to fill the vacant Tourist Development Director post, with a total of 29 people applying for the position. Applications were due at 5 p.m. Friday. The final application was received by email at 4:52 p.m. The tourist development director position became vacant when the late Harvey Campbell announced his retirement in February, and the position has been advertised for more than 90 days during two application periods. We have 12 prior applications from the first (job) posting that will be included in our batch of new applications, said Linda S. Howard, Columbia County administrative secretary/human resources. All of the requirements for the position remained the same. According to the countys job description for the position, the Columbia County Tourist Development Director position is a highly responsible administrative position directing and supervising the Columbia County Tourist Development office. The person who gets the job will be responsible for promoting Columbia Countys economic development through tourism promotion, in concert with the Tourist Development chief post draws 29 applicants The position had been advertised twice since the late Harvey Campbell announced his retirement. TDC POST continued on 6ABy SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.comShining Star Academy of the Arts saw some improvements in FCAT scores for the 2013-14 school year, but they may not be enough to bring the schools grade up from an F, school officials say. If Shining Star receives an F this year, it will be the charter schools second consecutive failing grade. In order to avoid being shut down under state law, principal Tony Buzzella would have to file an appeal with the Florida Department of Education. Shining Star scored 248 points last year out of a possible 800, and would need to gain roughly 150 points to escape another F. District officials say that in a meeting with Buzzella on Monday, he predicted a gain of only 60-100 points, well in line with their own estimates. Buzzella denies saying that, and claims his school could gain as many as 160 points this year enough for a D. But should he get another F, hell definitely appeal, he said. If we had not made signficant gains in every category, I would say, No, but in fact, we have, he said. District officials say that is a matter of debate.Losing groundBuzzella says he intended for the arts academy to be an A school its first year. Instead, Shining Star received an F 248 out of a possible 800 points during the 2012-13 school year. Charter school awaits word of its fate If Shining Star gets another F, the state may shut its doors. BuzzellaINSIDEWhat it costs to keep Shining Star running, 8A. CHARTER continued on 8A US 90 continued on 6A SOUTHERN continued on 6A


2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 TALLAHASSEE G ov. Rick Scott on Friday signed the so-called “warning shot” bill, allow ing people to show guns and fire warning shots if they feel threat ened. The bill (HB 89) adds immunity for threats to use force to Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law. The House sponsor, Rep. Neil Combee, R-Polk City, has said the bill was inspired by the case of Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman who was faces 60 years in prison under the 10-20-Life sentencing law for firing a warning shot during a domestic dispute. Scott signed another gun bill with a nickname, the “Pop Tart” bill, so called because of its con nection to reports of a Maryland 7-year-old who was suspended from school for chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. The bill (HB 7029) is aimed at preventing schoolchildren from being disciplined for simulating guns while playing or for wear ing clothes that depict firearms. Supporters of the bill, including the National Rifle Association, said it would bring “common sense” to school zero-tolerance disciplinary policies. Robbery suspect found in Georgia jail POINCIANA — A woman accused of robbing a central Florida Walmart was located in a Georgia jail after the Osceola County Sheriff’s office released a photo to the public. Angela Nichelle Alexander is being charged with attempted armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault. She will be extradited to Osceola County. Officers responded to a Poinciana Walmart on June 6 after an employee said she was approached by a female wearing a Walmart uniform and name tag. The female revealed a gun and fled scene after the employ ee screamed. Alexander is in Clayton County Jail in Georgia for a similar crime days after the Poinciana Walmart incident was reported. A Georgia police officer recognized the released photo and contacted the sher iff’s office. Detectives inter viewed Alexander in Georgia on Friday. Man sorry after cursing at judge FT. LAUDERDALE — A South Florida man has apologized to a judge after he repeatedly cursed at him during a hearing last week. Judge John “Jay” Hurley originally sentenced Christopher Colon, 27, to 364 days in jail, but suspended the sentence to time served Friday after the apology. Colon was held in contempt of court after he cursed Hurley 20 times during the first hearing, including nine “F’’ bombs and telling the judge to perform a sex act numerous times. Colon said Friday, “Your honor, I apologize real bad, and I’m asking for you to accept my apology, please your honor.” Colon is still being held in the Broward Main Jail on charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.10 police vehicles to be auctioned off RIVIERA BEACH — Now’s your chance to own a police car. The City of Boynton Beach is putting 23 vehicles on the auc tion block Saturday in Riviera Beach. Among the offerings are nine police cars and one police motor cycle. The Palm Beach Post reports that vehicles used by the city’s utilities and code enforce ment crews are also up for sale. New law: Killing fetuses is a crime TALLAHASSEE — It will soon become a crime in Florida to kill or injure a fetus at any stage of development. Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill (HB 59) into law that was a response to the case of a Tampa-area woman who was tricked into taking an abortion pill. State law enforcement could not charge John Welden for killing Remee Jo Lee’s unborn child. Federal authorities wound up charging Welden, but that charge was dropped when Welden agreed to plead guilty to product tampering. He was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison. The new law in October expands a current law that allows for murder or manslaugh ter charges only if a fetus dies after it has developed to a point where it can survive outside the womb. Deputy fatally hits man with patrol car AUBURNDALE — Authorities say a central Florida deputy fatal ly struck a pedestrian with his patrol car. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports that Deputy William Tull was driving home after a shift Friday morning when 56-year-old Martin W. Knoetasch tried to cross an Auburndale intersection. The sheriff’s office says the 21-year-old deputy had a green light as Knoetasch attempted to cross the street. Officials say Knoetasch, who had no known address, had a lengthy arrest history — most charges involving drinking and trespassing. Earlier this month, Auburndale police responded twice in one day to reports of Knoetasch walking into traffic at the intersection where he was eventually killed. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS HOW TO REAC H USMain number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson .... 754-0418 ( Robert Bridges .... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityr e DVERT IS ING ........ 752-1293 (ads@lakecityr e ASSIFI EDTo place a classified ad, call 755-5440B USINESSController Sue Brannon ... 754-0419 ( RCU L AT IONHome 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 .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Winning Lottery Numbers Cash 3: (Saturday) 5-2-6 Play 4: (Saturday) 6-5-1-2 Fantasy 5: (Friday) 15-22-25-28-32 Florida Lotto: (Wednesday) 10-15-21-25-26-36-x4 PowerBall: (Wednesday) 6-9-29-52-59-7-x3COURTESYHunter promotes CCSO membersColumbia County Sheriff’s Office Corporals Matt Grinstead (from l eft), Jennifer Wolf and Rick Damon (far right) were pro moted to the rank of sergeant by Sheriff Mark Hunter. The sergeants were honored in a ceremony last Friday. Sergeant Damon will be assigned to the Administrative Division as the Com munity Services Sergeant. Sergeants Grinstead and Wolf will be assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division.Scott signs ‘warning shot,’ ‘Pop Tart’ bills AROUND FLORIDA 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 on this page 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 SubmissionsJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterReichert wins for ‘Downtown’Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt presents a check to artist Wally Reichert fo r his first-place painting ‘Downtown’ during the recent Ninth Annual Juried Art Ex hibit at the public library. Reichert’s work was incorrectly identified in a previous editio n. Shooting involving rapper not random DENVER — A shooting involving rap per ScHoolboy Q after a concert at the historic Red Rocks amphitheater west of Denver was likely not a random act of violence, authorities said Saturday. “This is not just a coincidence. We think there is probably more to it than that,” said Jacki Kelley, a spokeswom an for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “It does seem to be more target ed than random.” The rapper was not hurt in Thursday night’s shooting, but three other peo ple in the vehicle he was in sustained non-life threatening injuries. One of the victims was released from the hospital Friday morning. No arrests have been made, but Kelley said investigators have received numerous tips and are trying to deter mine a motive for the attack in a park ing lot at the outdoor venue, where the Beatles and Grateful Dead have per formed and U2 filmed “Under a Blood Red Sky.” ScHoolboy Q, whose birth name is Quincy Matthew Hanley, is from Los Angeles. His most recent album, “Oxymoron,” debuted at No. 1 earlier this year and reflects his life as a father and former gang member.Last lawsuit against Elmo actor tossed PHILADELPHIA — A judge in Pennsylvania dismissed the last of five sex-abuse lawsuits filed against the Emmy-winning puppeteer who voiced the “Sesame Street” character Elmo. The ruling did not weigh the merits of the claims but said 25-year-old accus er Sheldon Stephens filed suit too late against actor Kevin Clash. Stephens accused Clash, now 53, of luring him into a sexual relationship after they met at a 2004 networking event for actors when he was about 16. Four similar lawsuits involving other accusers were previously dismissed in New York, where Clash lives, defense lawyer Michael Berger said. “We’re delighted with the result, and very happy that Kevin can go on with his life,” Berger said. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner found Thursday that Stephens failed to sue by age 19 under laws in New York, where their meetings took place. Stephens had sued in Pennsylvania, where longer time limits apply. He lives in Harrisburg. Jackson still a provider 5 years after his death LOS ANGELES — It’s been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades. Just last month, the singer moon walked across a Las Vegas stage in a nationally televised hologram perfor mance. A new album recently debuted at No. 2 on music charts. And a trav eling Cirque du Soleil show based on Jackson’s songs has logged nearly 500 performances worldwide. The result has been an estate that has earned more than $600 million since the King of Pop’s untimely death at age 50. Some of the earnings support Jackson’s three children and mother. Yet an analysis by The Associated Press shows much more has gone to erase the singer’s massive debts and to run the estate that powers his robust posthumous career. As would be expected, the last five years have brought their share of change and adjustment for Jackson’s children, known to the world as Prince, 17; Paris, 16; and Blanket, 12. They were at their father’s rented mansion on June 25, 2009, when he was given an overdose of the anesthetic propofol in his upstairs bed room. And they were at the hospital sev eral hours later when he was pronounced dead. It would take more than two years before Jackson’s doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Scripture of the Day I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kind ness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again. — Quaker Proverb “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’ Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you.” — Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-10 Thought for Today Q Associated Press Q Associated Press and The News Service of Florida


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 3A ATTENTION DESOTO PRESCRIPTION PATIENTS:At Baya, we still offer Friendly, Personalized Customer Service And Free Delivery. Plus, well make it easy for you to switch all your medications, including $4 Generics. Baya East780 SE Baya Dr. 386.755.6677Baya West1465 W. US Hwy. 90 386.755.2233Family Owned & Operated By MEGAN REEVESmreeves@lakecityreporter.comAfter hearing evidence on the 2013 shooting death of 32-yearold Misty Dawn Harper, a Columbia County Grand Jury has returned an indictment for capital first degree felony murder while armed on Keiyontre Jenshawn Merritt. According to a Lake City Police Department news release, 21-year-old Merritt is currently incarcerated at the Columbia County Detention Center awaiting trial for another murder. The shooting of Harper occurred near the 1100 block of North Marion Avenue on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Harper was found by Deputy Kevin Bailey, lying in the roadway in front of Dollar General around 5:43 a.m., according to the release. She had been multiple times, according to police. Harper was taken by ambulance to a Gainesville hospital, and she died the following day, the release said. Through the tireless investigative efforts and the countless leads as pursued by Investigator David Greear, and the other assisting agencies and their investigators, today, 15 months after this homicide occurred, justice is one step closer in this case, said LCPD Chief Argatha Gilmore. Merritt is currently await ing trial in the shooting death of 30-year-old Christopher T. McConell on June 27, 2013, LCPD said. McConell and Elijah Dunning, 48, were shot multiple times while sitting in a car in front of a house on Northwest Alma Avenue at about 1:45 a.m. Dunning suffered multiple wounds and McConell died shortly after arriving at the Shands at Lake Shore emergency room.Man indicted in March 2013 shooting death Merritt Merritt is currently awaiting trial in a June 2013 murder. Harper PATRICK SCOTT/Special to the ReporterMotorcyclist critically injured in Friday morning crashFirst responders tend to a critically-injured motorcyclist after a low-speed crash with a Chevy pickup Friday morning. The accident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in the median of US 90 just south of NW Cole Terrace. The motorcyclist was flown to a Gainesville hospital. It is not known if the motorcyclist, who reportedly suffered head injuries, was wearing a helmet. Further information has not been released. On scene were LCFD, LCPD and Lifeguard. Traffic was slowed for about an hour.From staff reportsResurfacing of U.S. 41 from State Road 47 to County Road 252 is scheduled to begin Monday night by the Florida Department of Transportation. The majority of the work will be done at night to minimize the impact to traffic. Lane closures will occur weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Plans are to start at the north end of the project, at State Road 47, and work south to the end of the 1.6-mile long project. The southbound outside lane will be done first and then the northbound outside lane. Once they reach the north end of the project, they will then resurface the inside lanes. Two layers of asphalt must be applied so pavement may be uneven until the final layer of asphalt is paved. In addition to the resurfacing, the turn lane into the Dollar General Store north of County Road 252 will be lengthened. Also, the school zone signals at Malone Street/Bascom Norris Drive will be removed. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COURTESY FDOTResurfacing of U.S. 41 begins Monday Lane closures expected weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until the fall. Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriendBy MEGAN REEVESmreeves@lakecityreporter.comA 35-year-old Lake City woman was arrested Thursday after stabbing her boyfriend in an argument, LCPD reports. Lake City Police responded to the area of NE Lake Drive about 9:27 p.m. and found that an argument had occurred between Brandy Nicole Decker and James Cravens inside a vehicle, according to a report. Police were told by witnesses that the argument had turned physical, resulting in Decker stabbing Cravens in the right hand and wrist. After the stabbing, Cravens screamed for help, ran into the road and collapsed, the report said. Witnesses said that Decker stayed in the car. As witnesses were trying to stop the bleeding from Cravens wound, he was screaming that Decker had stabbed him. The report said Decker got out of the car and began yelling at Cravens, wanting to know where her cigarettes were. Witnesses told police that she walked over to Cravens, stood over him and continued to yell for her cigarettes. Decker proceeded to lie down in the street next to Cravens in a large pool of his blood, according to the report. Decker also had injuries to both wrists. However, police believe they may have been self-inflicted, according to the report. Lake City Fire and Lifeguard EMS responded to the scene Decker was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Cravens was lifeflighted to a Gainesville hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the report. He was admitted into surgery for his wound, which went from the top of his hand to the underside of his wrist, according to police. Investigator David Greear questioned both subjects and police determined that Decker was the primary aggressor, the report said. Although she denied everything, she was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. Decker was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center. She has since been released on $3,000 bond. Victim had wounds on his hand and wrist. PATRICK SCOTT/Special to the ReporterLake City Police Officer Ivan Useche shines his light on a set of keys in the door of a home where a stabbing was reported Thursday night around 9:30. PATRICK SCOTT/Special to the ReporterLake City Police Officers Ivan Useche (left) and Tony McCloud search for a weapon alleged ly used in a stabbing on NE Lake Dr. Thursday night around 9:30. The stabbing reportedly occurred in the Ford Escape pictured here.


OPINION Sunday, June 22, 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 Emily Lawson, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ANOTHER VIEW 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: W ashington Democrats insist accusations that the IRS targeted conservative non-profits are more about political theater than government abuse. But those claims look ever more hollow as evidence continues to mount that IRS officials not only sought to punish groups opposing President Obama but are engaged in a flagrant cover-up. Americans deserve the truth. The Obama administration could provide it by appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the sleazy affair. But Eric Holder’s Justice Department, you can be sure, won’t initiate such action. So citizens will continue to have to rely on Congressional Republicans to ferret out the facts. What already has been discovered is appalling.Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that oversaw tax-exempt status for political groups, took the Fifth Amendment when being questioned by Congress last year on whether the IRS gave tea party and other conservative groups with tax exemp-tions special scrutiny. Last month Congress voted to hold her in contempt. The IRS informed Congress last week that it could not find two years of Lerner’s emails. Nor could it produce emails for six other employees involved in the case. Their hard drives, the IRS officials explained, had conveniently crashed. The lost mis-sives occurred during the 2010-2011 time frame, when the conservative groups were being targeted. As The Wall Street Journal points out, the IRS also failed to comply with a congressional demand last year for “all documents and communication between Lerner and the president.” Yet its letter to Congress last week made clear that the IRS has been selecting which Lerner emails it made available. The agency ignored Congress’ directive that “all” messages be handed over. Congress also learned that Lerner had corresponded with the Justice Department about the pos-sibility of prosecuting right-wing groups. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, who is heading the investigation, found Lerner had a database of tax-exempt organizations sent to the FBI just before the 2010 midterm elections, virtually inviting investi-gations. Lerner professes her innocence and blames any inappropriate tax-status reviews on low-level func-tionaries. But the IRS’ letter to the Justice Department, its contact with the FBI and the preponderance of the evidence that Congress has managed to pry out of the uncooperative agency suggests this effort was initiated and executed from the top. While Nixon declared, “I am not a crook,” President Obama insists “there is not even a smid-gen of corruption” about the IRS case. But as Nixon discovered, denials can’t erase facts.Congress, scheduled to hear IRS chief John Koskinen today, should keep vigorously pursuing the truth. Whatever political posturing occurs does not diminish the importance of the investigation and the need to hold government accountable when it abuses its authority and attacks free expression. Dig through the IRS muck I t appears the crucial lost intel-ligence about what really hap-pened in the tragic Benghazi attacks of Sept. 11, 2012, really has been hiding in plain sight all along – just like the attack’s sus-pected ringleader, who was finally snatched Sunday in a bloodless U.S. Special Operations military and FBI raid inside Libya. Ever since the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others, locating, contacting and even interviewing the militant Islamic leader Ahmed Abu Khattala never seemed much of a problem. At least not for U.S. journalists. The local Benghazi contractor and Ansar al-Shariah militia leader usually showed up as promised, wearing his trademark blue overalls, for interviews with a number of western television and print correspondents in the almost two years since President Obama famously vowed an all-out effort to identity and apprehend the leaders of the attacks on the U.S. consulate and nearby CIA compound. So the puzzlement about why the best and brightest of America’s military and intelligence couldn’t do the same will be one of many that will be probed by a new Republican-inspired congressional inquiry into why the attackers attacked on that tragic night in Benghazi. It was just weeks before America’s 2012 presidential elec-tion. And it has become one of Washington’s longest-running mysteries (real or feigned), as Republicans accuse Obama’s team of trying to cover up the true ter-rorist nature of the attacks so it wouldn’t tarnish the counter-terror creds of the commander-in-chief who got Osama bin Laden. But it now seems clear that it never should have been a mystery at all. For the key evidence about what really motivated the attackers was there all the time, hidden in plain sight, inside The New York Times, on Oct. 16, 2012. The article points out that the identity of the attackers and what motivated them was knowable on the day of the attack. The New York Times article, by David D. Kirkpatrick, was played not as Page One news but was given a feature-esque label, “Memo from the Middle East,” and dis-played on Page A6. Yet it revealed info gathered by an operative who was at the scene and actually talked to the attackers as they were attack-ing the consulate. The operative was not a secret spy, but a New York Times journal-ist who simply interviewed and reported what others were saying. The attackers, the article reported, were members of Ansar al-Shariah. “It was the Ansar al-Shariah people,” said Mohamed Bishari, a 20-year-old neighbor who watched the assault and described the brigade he saw leading the attack. “There was no protest or anything of that sort.” The Times report added: “Most of the attackers made no effort to hide their faces or identities, and during the assault some acknowl-edged to a Libyan journalist work-ing for The New York Times that they belonged to the group. And their attack drew a crowd, some of whom cheered them on, some of whom just gawked, and some of whom later looted the compound.” But here it can get confusing if readers fail to use common sense. For the Times reported that the militia fighters who had come armed to attack were indeed angered by a video that mocked Islam, was made in the U.S. and was airing via the Internet. “The fighters said at the time that they were moved to act because of the video, which had first gained attention across the region after a protest in Egypt that day.” But common sense makes clear this wasn’t just a mere protest that “began spontaneously in Benghazi as a reaction to ... this hateful video,” as U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice claimed on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” the Sunday after the attack. Her talking points were wrong, apparently deliberately understating reality at this political-ly inconvenient campaign moment. Those were organized terrorists who came armed to attack. Their leaders used the regional anger fomented by that anti-Muslim video to gin up motivation for the attack. Shame on the Obama White House for not having the confi-dence in America’s voters to think we could hear the truth – then and even now – and still respect (see also: re-elect) the president who lev-eled with us. And shame on the Republicans for politicizing the Benghazi trage-dy ever since by distorting realities and exaggerating errors. They used Team Obama’s mistakes the way real evil-doers used a sick video half a world away – as a tool for manipulating and enflaming their true believers. They have made Benghazi just another weapon in their ongoing politics of hate, in the hopes that you’d fall for it.Benghazi attack ringleader unmasked two years ago Q Tampa Tribune Last straw for the IRS O ne former president of the U.S. Soccer Federation probably would rather spend his time following the FIFA World Cup from Brazil instead of preparing for another round of questions from congressio-nal inquisitors. In truth, it’s tough to get too excited for John Koskinen’s upcom-ing testimony, starting Friday with the House Ways and Means Committee. Koskinen, who heads the Internal Revenue Service as its appointed commissioner, already has misled Congress once on the subject of former IRS official Lois Lerner and her disappearing email. The IRS is accused of targeting nonprofit applicants with “tea party” or other right-leaning identi-fiers in their names for heightened scrutiny. Lerner once headed the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. She has refused to testify, beyond asserting her innocence, wielding her Fifth Amendment shield against self-incrimination. With her silence, members of Congress – and, one presumes, the Justice Department investigators supposedly looking for potential crimes – hoped her emails from roughly 2009 to 2011 would shed some light on who was involved in the targeting and whether the idea originated outside the IRS. No such luck, apparently. Despite having requests and then subpoenas for more than a year, the IRS revealed only last Friday that Lerner’s email communications with anyone outside the tax-collecting agency had vanished in a 2011 hard-drive crash, with recovery impos-sible. This, despite federal retention laws and the IRS’ own regulations. Oh, and the too-convenient-byhalf computer disaster must have been one for the ages, since similar crashes wiped out relevant emails from six other agency officials. If there were a last straw to this mess, wouldn’t this be it? It’s almost impossible to overstate the serious-ness of an IRS accused of using its immense power to discriminate against groups based on ideology. Obama, unfortunately, undermined the Justice Department’s supposedly continuing investiga-tion – headed by a lawyer who contributed to Obama’s presidential campaigns – by declaring with cer-tainty in February that “not even a smidgen of corruption” was behind this scandal. The transparent evasion of the lost Lois Lerner emails, almost an insult to credulous Americans, should embarrass the Obama administration into doing what it should have done all along. Which is to name a special counsel to provide the only independent investigation that will satisfy those Americans who still wish to have faith in their federal government. Q Dallas Morning News Martin SchramMcClatchy-Tribune News Service Q Martin Schram is a veteran Washington journalist, author and TV documentary executive. Readers may send him email at


June 22St. Johns DayGold Standard Lodge #167 will have their annual St. Johns Day Service on June 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 838 SW CR242A. Call Dennis Murphy at 386-697-3739 for more.June 23Lake City AglowTV Evangelist Dr. Velma Childers will be the special guest at the June meeting of Lake City Aglow to be held at New Beginnings of Life Church, 184 SW Windswept Glen, on Monday, June 23 at 7 p.m. Childers is the pastor of the Forgiven Church in Macclenny. Her program, Forgiven, can be seen worldwide via Christian Television Network on Direct TV and Dish. Call 386-935-4018 for more.Coping with LossThe Hospice Foundation of America will present Helping Adolescents Cope With Loss on Monday, June 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. Suite 125. The program is offered at no cost and open to the public. To make a reservation, call Vicki Myers, 386-755-7714 Ext. 2411.Day CampThe Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches will offer a free weeklong day camp June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Treadway Elementary School. A maximum number of 60 children can participate in the program. Call Lauri Quick (386) 749-9999 to register.June 25Q&ARep. Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville) will announces mobile office hours at Lake City City Hall, 205 N Marion Ave., hosted by his local constituent advocates. June 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Estate PlanningA free Estate Planning workshop will be offered Wednesday, June 25 at Country Inn & Suites, 350 SW Florida Gateway Drive, at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will provide information for seniors on securing ones estate and retirement planning. Attendees will receive a workbook with information regarding: pros and cons of wills and trusts; how to avoid probate; long-term health care concerns; and tax reduction planning. Seating is limited at the workshop, so please call 1-866-252-8721 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to reserve your spot.June 26Nursing workshopIf you are concerned about how you will pay for nursing home care for yourself or your loved ones, attend this informative workshop led by Lake City Attorney Teresa Byrd Morgan. The program will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at the office ofGulf Coast Financial. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call Shana Miller at 386-755-1977.June 27Denim and DiamondsChrist Central will host a womens conference entitled Denim & Diamonds on June 27 at 6 p.m. and June 28 at 8 a.m. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served. Call 386-755-2525 for ticket information. Alzheimers TrainingHospice of Citrus will host an Alzheimers Disease Training for caregivers and family members on Friday, June 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. For more information or to register by June 25, call Larry Geiger at 755-7714 x 2411.June 28Love INC 5KThe Love INCs Kickin It for Kids 5K will take place Saturday, June 28 at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Live Oak at 7:30 a.m. The entry fee is one new pair of tennis shoes. This is the kick-off drive for Love INCs annual shoe drive to provide shoes for children in need. If you have any questions or to register, please call the Love INC office at 386-364-4673. You may also register online at ACTIVE.COM. This event will help gather new tennis shoes for our kids for the 2014-2015 school year. Please help in any way you can. New tennis shoes may be any size, childrens or adult sizes.Christians SinglesA group of Christian singles will get together for a cook-out at the Faith in Christ Church, 282 SW Magical Terrace, on Saturday, June 28 at 6 p.m. Call or text Tony at 386-6235210 for more information.Alzheimers workshopsThe LifeStyle Enrichment Center will host an Middle Stage Alzheimers workshop on June 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 1-800-272-3900 to register.July 1Habitat DedicationHabitat for Humanity of Lake City/Columbia County, Inc. will be holding its sixth home dedication ceremony Tuesday, July 1 at 10 a.m. for Brandi and Gilmore Newkirk. The ceremony will be held at 863 NW Early Street. All volunteers who worked on the five-bedroom, twobath home are encour aged to attend. Breakfast snacks and drinks will be provided. Contact Sheila Burnham at (386) 590-0766 or Chris Shumaker at (386) 984-0758 for more.July 6Day CampCrossPoint Community Church is offering a free summer Day Camp July 6 to July 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at TNT Mini Golf, 5111 SR 47 South. Pre-K through 12th grade students are welcome. There will be recreation, music and crafts. Call 386-288-8755 for more.July 7Exploring CollegeRepresentatives from Florida Gateway College will be at the Wilson S. Rivers Library and Media Center at FGC July 7 from 4-6 p.m. for Exploring College. The event will offer participants basic knowledge of FGC and information on how to enroll.July 8Medicare SeminarThe LifeStyle Enrichment Center will host a free educational Medicare Seminar on Tuesday, July 8 from 5-6 p.m. The seminar will be moderated by Irv Crowetz. Subjects covered will be: What you need to know about Medicare; When to enroll; What is covered; and Is a supplement needed. RSVP to 386-755-346 x 107.July 10Citizens Police AcademyThe Lake City Police Department is current ly accepting applications for its fourth session of Citizens Police Academy which will begin July 10. It is a 12-week course held every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Public Safety Building Training Room. Space is limited and applicants must pass a criminal background screening, be at least 18 years of age, a US citizen, and hold a valid drivers license. Deadline for application is Wednesday July 2 by 5 p.m. Contact Audre Washington at 386-719-5742 or to request an application.July 12Alzheimers workshopsThe LifeStyle Enrichment Center will host an Late Stage Alzheimers workshop on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 1-800-2723900 to register.Kids Swim DayGold Standard Masonic Lodge #167 PHA will host a Kids Swim Day on July 12 at the Columbia County Aquatic Complex from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will be snacks available. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Call Michael Kelly at 8676675 or Conrad Wallace at 344-8103 for more.Bridal Fashion ShowChrist Central Ministries, 217 SW Sisters Welcome Road, will host a Bridal Fashion Show and Silent Auction Saturday, July 12 from 4-7 p.m. The event, which will be emceed by Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Administrator Joseph Brooks, will showcase bridal and honeymoon fashions from Belk, Golden Needle Bridal, InStyle Menswear, JCPenney and Maurices. Before the show there will be live musical entertainment. Martin Muoz, husband of the Event Coordinator Shirley Muoz, will play the saxophone and Jennifer Tucker will sing. Refreshments and appetizers, created and provided by Shirley Muoz, will be served during the event. The silent auction, which will include more than 35 items to bid on, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Haven Hospice. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 5A Christopher Marc Pinner Mr. Christopher Marc Pinner, 41, passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2014. He was born in Winter Park, Florida to Ron Pinner and Karen Boschen and had been residing in Sanford, Florida. He was a caring husband, and father, who loved devoting time to his family, enjoyed canoeing, playing golf, listening to & playing music, was an accomplished Techno DJ, and an electrician by trade. Survivors include his wife, Verlena Pinner of Sanford, FL; son, Derrick Lee Pinner of Sanford, FL; mother, Karen Boschen of Deltona, FL; father, Ron Pinner of Lake City, FL; brother, Alan Boschen of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Jill Able of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; Diana Melton of Jacksonville, FL; maternal grandmother, Barbara Berckley of Deltona, FL Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was held Saturday evening, June 21, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 South US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. (386) 7521954. Please leave words of comfort for the family online at, www.gatewayforestlawn.comEleanor Penney Shipp Eleanor Penney Shipp depart ed this world June 19, 2014 at Flagler Hospital. She was 35 years old. She is survived by her father, Jerry B. Shipp of Lake City, FL, mother, Jeanie Tackett Shipp of Columbiana, AL, adopted mother, Eleanor Shipp Keen of Hastings, adopted father James Keen (Margaret) of St. Augustine, sons, Jason Noland and Sage Shipp of Hastings, brothers and sisters: Joe Anthony Shipp (Karen) of St. Augustine, Michelle Shipp Collins (Darrell) of Atlanta, GA, Jimmy Keen (Debby) of Hastings, Teresa Keen of Hampton, John Keen (Carolyn) of St. Augustine, Joseph Keen (Sherrie) of St. Augustine, and 20 nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. There will be a Visitation starting at 4:30 .pm followed by a Memorial Service at McDowell Baptist Church at 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014 located at 16 Bayview Drive St. Audonations can be made for the Trust Fund for her sons, Jason Noland, Jr. and Sage Shipp to Teresa Keen 9435 SW 68th Place Hampton, FL 32044. www.craigfuneralhome.comObituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by email at CALENDAR JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterGateway Art Gallery holds reception for John RiceLive Oak artist John Rice speaks with Sandra Smith (left) and Kate Piersol during a reception for him at the Gateway Art Gallery on Friday. I love to paint people, Rice said. I thank God everyday that I found my interest. First PresbyterianFirst Presbyterian Church invites the community to its vacation bible school June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is for children in preschool through sixth grade. The theme is Workshop of Wonders where kids will be using their imagination and creativity to build faith and meet biblical characters. Lunch is provided daily and there is no fee to attend VBS. For more information, call the church office at 753-0670.First Baptist ChurchFirst Baptist Church invites children four years old through eight grade to its vacation bible school June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 182 NE Justice Street. Wednesday, June 25 will be Family Fun Night from 5-7 p.m. with free hotdog dinner, popcorn, cotton candy, and a bounce house for children. Congressman Ted Yoho will be the guest speaker at the Sunday service following the end of VBS on Sunday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. A covered dish luncheon will follow in the Fellowship Hall.Northside Church of ChristNorthside Church of Christ is offering a vacation bible school for all children in the community July 7-11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 378 NW Gibson Lane. Call Joyce Wilson at 386-984-9654 for more information.Southside BaptistSouthside Baptist Church, 388 SE Baya Drive, will host a vacation bible school Monday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 9 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Registration and a special fun day will take place Sunday, July 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. Call Phyllis at 4380909 or the church office at 386-7555553 for more.Elim BaptistElim Baptist Church, 3435 SW Elim Church Road, Fort White, will have a vacation bible school July 20-24 from 6-8:30 p.m. daily. The theme is Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend. Call 386-497-1972 for more. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) Columbia County Tourist Development Council. The salary for the posi tion is negotiable and will be determined based on a candidate’s experience level, certifications, etc. The applicants are:Q Quinn Allison Ban, Lake City Q Donald Cadmus, Lake City Q Donald Harold Crain, Perryville, Ark. Q Kathryn Merrie Cullum, Lake City Q James Andrew Cripps, Ormond Beach Q Shayne Edge, Lake City Q Lacey A. Ekberg, Edgewater Q Renee Faulkner, Lake City Q Kelley A. Gill, Live Oak Q Chantal Ste-Marie Gustavson, Lake City Q Stephanie Hall, Lake City Q Cynthia Higgins, Lake City Q Andrea Dee Jones, St. Augustine Q Bruno Kapacinskas, Lake City Q David Harrison Lyons Sr., West Point, Ga. Q Arthur E. McIntyre, Lehigh Acres Q James W. Montgomery, Lake City Q Julie Morgan, Sweetwater, Tenn. Q Ronald Dominic Natale, Lake City Q John Riley Oestreich Jr., Lake City Q Gary Allen Pearce Jr., St. Cloud Q Michael Pope, Lake City Q Elizabeth Whiddon Porter, Lake City Q Brian R. Rick, Plantation Q Melissa A. Smith, Fort White Q Lynn Kirkland Sullivan, Jacksonville Q Paula Vann, Lake City Q Danielle J.K. VerPlanck, Lake City Q Robert Andrew Wilson, Alachua Initially 12 people applied for the position and in May a TDC subcommittee submitted three names of potential candidates to fill the vacant post, but Dale Williams, county manager, said after he reviewed the applications, it was brought to his attention that the job had not been advertised in trade publications for tour ism, which was a practical necessity, he said. Howard said all of the original candidates were notified by letter that the county was re-advertising the position and their appli cations would be moved forward and they would not have to reapply. “Out of the original pool, only one person has with drawn their appplication,” Howard said. “He just with drew this week.” During the second adver tising period, 17 more peo ple applied for the job. “Because we’ve adver tised the position two times, we really expanded our net to try to get more applications in,” Howard said. Howard said two appli cants’ documents were dis qualified because of incom plete documentation. The applicants only submitted a resume, not a complet ed county application as required. Howard said the major ity of applications were mailed in and several were hand-delivered. Williams, as the county manager, has final authori ty to hire any or none of the applicants. TDC POSTContinued From 1A PATRICK SCOTT/ Special to the ReporterHigh speed chase ends in arrestGene Patrick Tomlinson, 27, sits in the back of a sheriff’s cruise r after his arrest for allegedly leading deputies on a highspeed chase early Saturday morning. The chase started around 1 a.m According to police radio reports, Tomlinson led deputies at speeds of more than 100 mph from southwest Columbia County to the vicinity of CR 252, Country Club Road and then drove west to SW Ziegler Terrace where he crashed the Merc ury Grand Marquis he was driving just before 2 a.m. From staff reports LIVE OAK — The very first Country Showdown com petition for 2014 got underway last Friday at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Saint Johns resident Brittney Lawrence was declared a winner along with Live Oak’s Late Night Sessions Band and Bayou George/Panama City’s Barbed Wire Creek Band. The band members and Lawrence were thrilled to know they have made it into the finals Sept. 5 for a chance to go to state and possibly win $100,000 on the Grand Ole Opry stage in January 2015. Brittney Lawrence is a multi-faceted vocalist whose pas sion for singing has allowed her to perform all genres of music, most notably jazz, country, pop, contemporary and gospel. Among the honors she’s attained are National/International Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year – New Gospel from NACMAI for 2011 and 2012, Florida Entertainer of the Year and Vocalist of the Year -–Gospel 2010, 2011 and 2013 from NACMAI, and she performed at the Suwannee River Jam in 2012 and 2013. Late Night Sessions Band members are Bob Lansford, rhythm guitar/backup vocals, Nick Kirby, lead guitar /lead vocals, Ashley Kirby, lead & backup vocals, Roger Noel, bass guitar/backup vocals, Duane Miller, drums. The band came together in November 2013. Within a few months it was playing shows such as County Line Bar in Lake City, The Dowling House in Live Oak and putting on a benefit show at Millennium Park in Live Oak for the children’s Miracle Network. The band plays a variety of music from classic rock and country to newly released country, as well as many great originals, one which has received local radio airtime. Founded in the community of Bayou George near Panama City, Barbed Wire Creek is a hard rockin' coun try/Southern rock quartet featuring a heavy hitting rhythm section. The three winners will now move to the finals Sept. 5 at the SOSMP. Two more preliminaries will be held at the SOSMP on July 11 and Aug. 8. The competition is still open to artists who may sign up by emailing or calling her at 386-364-1683. Two bands, one soloist win first round of Country Music Showdown Brittney Lawrence of Saint Johns, Late Night Sessions Band of Live Oak and Barbed Wire Creek Band of Panama City go on to finals. November, she said, they were behind even then.‘Working our hardest’Now the task is to find another contractor to fin ish the job. Busscher said FDOT has a contract with a bonding agency, Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland, that acts as a middleman between the agency and potential con tractors. “At this time the bond ing company is trying to find a prequalified compa ny from within the state,” she said. “And we have no time frame in our contract with them, so it is hard to tell when a conclusion will be reached.” Because the job is so large and would require out of state contractors to transport their equipment, the cost will go up dramat ically if a qualified Florida company cannot be found. Busscher noted that although a company may be prequalified, it doesn’t mean they will do the work. There’s a lot that has to go into making a decision for a job this big, she said. “There really is no way for us to know when a new contract will be put in place,” she said. “We have already submitted two companies which were not qualified, so we had to toss them out.” According to Busscher, an FDOT attorney sent a letter to the bonding company on Thursday saying a contractor needs to be on board as soon as possible. In the end, all we can do is push and rely on them, she said. “There is not much we can do other than what we are doing now --cut the grass, keep potholes filled, keep barrels and signs lit,” Busscher said. “We will continue to do these things, and we are working our hardest to get started.”‘Dusty and dangerous’Christine Batten, owner of Stan Batten Realty, said it should have been obvi ous the contractor would fail because Southern Development bid the job so low. “The state will always go with the low bid,” she said. “It should’ve been a big red flag that went up when the low bidder came in way, way lower than the others.” Batten thinks they weren’t making any money, couldn’t pay the bills and had to bail, she said. “When they left for Thanksgiving, they just never came back,” said Tony Richards, owner of CarQuest Auto Parts. “It looked like they reached a point where they real ized there was no return and they weren’t going to make any money out of it.” Batten, Richards and other local business own ers who feel the stand still has affected their business said Southern Development’s default has left West US 90 dusty, overgrown, and danger ous. “It just looks bad out there,” Batten said. “It makes our property look bad.” Batten said she and her husband Stan have want ed to redo the property’s driveway for some time now, but feel they should wait until the road is fin ished. “We don’t want to go through the expense of redoing all of it and hav ing to dig it all up again because they decide to pave the road wider or something,” Batten said. She also noted there have been several acci dents on US 90 in front of her and her husband’s business. She said the weeds look horrible and that there are giant holes decorat ing their property. DOT should really consider at least coming out and repainting the lines in the road, she said. “It’s real frustrating,” Batten said. “And from my understanding it’s prob ably going to be like this for a couple more years.” Carolyn Woolsey, owner of Casual Cottage, said she agrees with these frustrations. With her store directly on the cor ner of Pinemount Road and US 90, people are unable to see that she’s even open for business. “Our company was fairly new at the time of the start of construction, so we already didn’t have existing customers who knew how to get into the store,” she said. “This has just really held back our progress even more.” Woolsey said that the only communication she and other neighboring businesses have gotten about the future of the roadway is that nothing is certain. Richards said he has seen workers from anoth er contracting company on the job site in recent weeks, but they are unable to do any real work because they have yet to sign a contract. “DOT clearly stated that they do not want them on the job,” Richards said. “They have the same rights as I do to be out here walking down the rideaway. It is a hazard and a liability to have someone walking around out here without a signed contract.” US 90Continued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterCarolyn Woolsey, owner of Cottage Casual Gifts & Home Furnishings an d Floor-N-Decor, shows where stagnant construction interrupts her business. ‘Bus iness hasn’t really grown. People can’t tell if we are open or not. The construction is misleadi ng. It looks like we are under construction. We have it on three sides. We want it to be done.’ completion – the job is not even a quarter of the way done. FDOT has paid out $2,336,278.32 for the work Southern Devel-opment has com-pleted, but will pay the company nothing further, according to FDOT spokeswoman Gina Busscher. SOUTHERNContinued From 1A


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 7AFrom staff reportsA $1,000 reward offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives remains in effect for information leading to the identification, arrest and successful prosecution of suspects involved in a burglary of McDuffie Marine and Sporting Goods. On June 5, two unknown male suspects broke into McDuffie Marine and Sporting Goods, at 1866 U.S. 90 West, at 11:55 p.m., according to the Lake City Police Department. The suspects stole eight hand guns, including a Smith & Wesson M&P .40-caliber, a Smith & Wesson Model 509 9mm caliber, a Glock 27 .40-caliber, a Smith & Wesson M&P .40-caliber, a Glock 30 .45 and Taurus PT740 .40-caliber, police said. The two suspects fled the area on foot and dropped two firearms near a fence during their escape, LCPD said. The first suspect is described by LCPD as a black male, no shirt, tan pants, black boxers and Adidas shoes. The shirt the suspect had been wearing is shown in the photo accompanying this story. The second suspect is described as a white male wearing a black or blue hoodie, plaid or camouflage shorts, flip flop slides and a black backpack. Anyone with information on the burglary suspects or the location of the stolen firearms is asked to contact the LCDP tip line immediately at 386-719-2068.Burglary suspects are still on the loose COURTESY LCPDThis is the shirt worn by one of the suspects in a recent burglary. If you have seen anyone wearing this shirt, or anyone matching suspect descriptions given in the story accompany ing this photo, LCPD asks that you contact them. Reward offered for information leading to arrest and prosecution of sporting goods store thieves. EMILY STANTON/Lake City ReporterJudge Collins honored at retirement partyPublic Defender Blair Payne (from left), retiring Third Circuit Judge Julian Collins and State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister are pictured during a retirement party for Collins Friday afternoon at the Columbia County Courthouse. Collins, who was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1978, has been a circuit judge since 1999.By EMILY STANTONestanton@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia County unemployment rate rose slightly in May, according to figures released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Jobless rates for the county in May were 5.9 percent, up from 5.5 percent in April. However, the number of people actually employed was on the rise. In April, 31,462 people were in the Columbia County labor force, with 29,720 of them being employed. In May, 31,911 people were in the labor force, with 30,034 of them being employed. Mays unemployment rate dropped 0.7 percent from May 2013, where unemployment was at 6.6 percent. Columbia Countys unemployment is better than the state average, which was 6.3 percent. This was slightly up from Aprils rate of 6.2 percent. Floridas unemployment has gone down since last May, where unemployment rates were 7.5 percent. Floridas unemployment rate, 6.3 percent, matches the national average. Jobless rate rose in May However, number of people employed rose by over 300.From staff reportsThe Columbia County Commission will meet Monday to discuss requests for proposals to operated the county jail and other matters. Also on the agenda: Curbside solid waste collection requirements; donation of two small water systems (Lenvil H. Dicks Living Trust); and an update of the Vietnam War-era fighter jet alongside northbound Interstate 75 approaching Lake City. The meeting is at 5:30 at the school board administrative building, 372 West Duval St.BOCC to hold special meeting The Detention Facility at top of commissioners agenda. 2 4 m o n t h C D S p e c i a l $ 1 0 0 0 0 m i n c u o r g 1 4 6 % A P Y* 1 0 0 % A P Y* D e p o s i t s a r e f e d e r a l l y i n s u r e d b y t h e N C U A a U S G o v e r n m e n t A g e n c y f o r u p t o $ 2 5 0 0 0 0 A n n u a l P e r c e n t a g e Y i e l d ( A P Y ) e f f e c t i v e 3 / 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 a n d s u b j e c t t o c h a n g e a t a n y t i m e 3 6 m o n t h A P R i s 1 4 5 % 5 4 0 p e n a l t y d a y s 2 4 m o n t h A P R i s 1 0 0 % 3 6 0 p e n a l t y d a y s O f f e r e x p i r e s 8 / 1 5 / 1 4 3 6 m o n t h C D S p e c i a l F e d e r a l l y I n s u r e d b y t h e N C U A WILSONS OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) Reef Sandals in stock New YETI 20 & 30 oz. Rambler CupsKeeps your drink as cold as science allows. New Tervis Tumbler Designs ~~ Swim Masks & Snorkels River & Pool Floats From staff reportsTodd Widergren, principal of Columbia High, graduated from the prestigious Commissioners Leadership Academy, and has become a valuable asset to his school, the district Columbia, and the Florida Department of Education. Widergren was selected as one of the 50 highest performing principals in the state to participate in the Academy designed and coordinated through a partnership with the Council for Educational Change. The yearlong experience enabled Widergren to build on his successes and influence the leadership of colleagues at the local and state levels. On June 11, Commissioner of Education Pamela Stewart and the Council for Educational Change President and Executive Director Dr. Elaine Liftin recognized each member of the graduating class and encouraged them to continue to share their talents to build instructional leadership capacity by serving as a statewide and district resource. The Commissioners Leadership Academy is sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines, Florida Blue and Publix Super Markets Charities. It has impacted approximately 750 principals and aspiring school leaders, and an estimated 300,000 students over the past two years.CHS principal graduates from Leadership Academy Widergren selected as one of the top 50 principals in state. Widergren July 19: CHS '04 ReunionThe CHS Class of 2004 is having their 10 year reunion on Saturday, July 19 from 7 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Pre-purchase your tickets before June, 30. Cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple. Price will increase $25 at the door. Ticket prices include barbecue dinner with sides and dessert, a cash bar, a photo booth and DJ LuNy. One free drink ticket per person is included. Checks are payable to CHS 2004 at P.O. Box 295 or by PayPall to 15: Class of The CHS class of 1974 will hold their 40th Class Reunion on August 15 and 16. Friday, August 15 will consist of an information get-together at Gator Dockside at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 16 will be the reunion at Quail Heights Country Club. Social hour will begin at 7 p.m.; a DJ will perform from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cash bar will be available all night along with hor doeuvres. Cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple. Send your registration and check payable to CHS 1974 Class Reunion, 223 SE Lillian Loop Apt. 102 (Lake City) no later than August 1. Contact Tonia Edenfield at 386-9616328 with questions.Upcoming reunions


8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Buzzella said that happened because many of his students entered Shining Star with below-grade-level reading and math skills. “As it’s been said Rome was not built in a day. But we’ve also said these low-functioning kids that we allowed into our school cannot be brought up to grade level overnight,” he said. “It takes time.” Last year Buzzella told the Lake City Reporter that the students who came from other Columbia County public schools saw their scores improve at Shining Star. However, FCAT data from the school district for 2012-13 shows that’s not the case. “We pulled up the data, and they were wrong,” Assistant Superintendent Lex Carswell said. Many of those students scored lower at Shining Star than they did at local public schools the year previous, data showed. Buzzella challenged that and said only “two or three kids, a handful” of Shining Star students who came from public schools performed worse after a year at his academy. However, the data show oth erwise. Fifteen fourth-grade students at Shining Star during the 2012-13 school year came from public schools. Ten of those students got lower reading scores at Shining Star compared to their previous year’s scores. All but one of the 15 students had lower math scores. Shining Star had 16 fifth-grad ers during the 2012-13 school year who attended local public schools the previous year. Five of those scored lower on the read ing FCAT, and 14 did worse on the math FCAT while at Shining Star. Still, Buzzella blames the pub lic school system for his students’ regression. “What it tells me is authentic teaching, adequate teaching did not take place,” Buzzella said. “How can you take a test now and you know it, and then you take it now and all of a sudden you don’t know it. That doesn’t make sense.” He says their previous test scores only show they were spe cially prepared to take a single exam. “I think they were prepped to take that test on that day,” he said. “The proof is when you lose points. What a rational educator will see is if it was a good possibil ity that authentic learning did not take place but rather that student crammed for that one test.” Figures weren’t immediate ly available for a comparison of Buzzella’s students’ scores at Shining Star for 2013-14 com pared to how any that may have been enrolled in local public schools the previous year per formed then. Still, their time in public schools, even if they’ve been in his care for a year, set them back, and the “inadequate” instruction his students got before coming to Shining Star is not something he should be blamed for, Buzzella said.Teacher qualityDistrict Superintendent Terry Huddleston said one reason Shining Star may have received low FCAT scores is that it may not have the best teachers. And that may be due to low wages and a lack of benefits. Shining Star offers no employ ee insurance benefits, and all teachers regardless of experi ence start at $33,750 per year, which is about what Columbia County pays teachers with no experience. Columbia County’s average teacher’s salary in the 2012-13 school year was $40,797, district records show. “If you’re not providing bene fits, you’re at a distinct disadvan tage in hiring the absolute best teachers,” Huddleston said. “If you don’t offer certain benefits, it puts you at a very distinct dis advantage in a competitive world, not just in teaching school.” Buzzella said the reason bene fits aren’t offered and the pay is low is that finances are tight. The only money the school receives is from the Florida Board of Education, and funding is based on the number of students enrolled. Enrollment dropped from about 330 students during Shining Star’s first year to well under 300 for 2013-14. “We’re not for everybody. We’re not for every student. We’re cer tainly not for every teacher,” he said. “It takes a dedicated person who doesn’t mind putting in extra hours who’s not in it for the pay check.” Most teachers at Shining Star have a couple years of experi ence, Buzzella said. Four of the academy’s 16 teachers have 10 or more years of experience. What he looks for in teachers is passion, he said. When asked if the teachers’ lack of experience is the rea son for the school’s low scores, Buzzella paused and said, “I take full responsibility for my school.” But Buzzella also said his teachers do good work. “Great teachers make great schools, and I have assembled a great group of teachers,” he said. In an effort to improve the school’s academics after its rocky first year, Buzzella fired four teachers and hired a new read ing coach and assistant principal, who was brought in for the sole purpose of boosting the school’s FCAT scores, he said. In the summer of 2013, he told the Lake City Reporter that the teachers he let go were not fol lowing the school’s model. Buzzella entered the 2013-14 school year with high hopes. He said he truly believed Steve Frandell, who he hired to be assistant principal, would bring the school’s scores up. He said Frandell told him as late as a couple months ago that the school would receive a B or C grade for the 2013-14 school year, something now clearly impossi ble. “He was hired for one rea son -to bring FCAT scores up,” Buzzella said. “He made me look bad, and that really pisses me off.” Frandell told Buzzella on Wednesday he was retiring.A question of lawDistrict officials met with Buzzella and his team on June 16 to discuss the school’s possible grade. Individual student scores for the 2013-14 school year have been released, but school grades haven’t. “We sat down and said, ‘You were right around 250 last year, Mr. Buzzella, how many points do you think you’re going to gain this year?’” said Carswell, the district’s assistant superintendent for school operations, budgeting and secondary education. “That’s the question. You had 250 last year. What do you think you did this year to gain or lose points?” Carswell said. “Their data, according to them, looks like it’s going to be between 60 and 100 (points) better this year.” They also discussed grounds Shining Star would have for a possible appeal should it receive another F. Under state law, once grades are released, a charter school that has two consecutive F’s has 15 days to send a letter stating the school would like to make an appeal to stay open. “The state board may waive termination if the charter school demonstrates that the learning gains of its students on statewide assessments are comparable to or better than the learning gains of similar ly situated students enrolled in nearby district public schools,” the statute reads. “The waiver is valid for one year and may only be granted once.” Carswell said that means for the school to win its appeal, its gains have to be comparable or better than gains by Pinemount Elementary and Westside Elementary, both strong schools. Buzzella said his legal counsel told him the statute could be read differently, in this case to mean that Shining Star would be com pared to Melrose Park, Niblack, South Hamilton and Suwannee elementary schools, he said. The latter two are outside Columbia County but within Shining Star’s service area. “It’s a dicey thing,” Buzzella said. “If the state sees that we’ve made great strides, I believe that’s what they’re looking at and that we’ll be OK.” The school’s lowest quar tile made significant gains, and Buzzella said he believes those gains is what will pull the school’s grade up. “We’re concerned about all our students, but we put an extra effort on the lower 25 percent,” he said. “And certainly we have made more than enough prog ress with the lower quartile to warrant a continuation of our school.” In the meantime, if Shining Star does get another F and Buzzella does appeal, the school will stay open until the appeals process is over. Carswell said there’s no way to know how long that could take. If the school’s appeal is suc cessful, it will have to write up a school improvement plan. The district would monitor the school and its plan closely, Carswell said. If the school closes, Shining Star students from Columbia County would return to their neighborhood schools, Carswell said. Students attending the acad emy from other counties could appeal to the Columbia County school board to return to schools in their own counties, he said. A backup planBuzzella is implementing changes for next year that he believes will improve the school’s test scores and overall academ ics, he said. He didn’t renew three teach ers’ contracts for the upcoming school year partly because the teachers’ students performed poorly on FCAT, he said. Assistant Principal Steve Frandell has retired, and Buzzella is looking to form what he calls a “cohesive leadership unit that will run the school.” Instead of having a principal and assistant principal, Shining Star would have co-principals -Buzzella and a current teacher at Shining Star who has more than 10 years of experience. He said he’s currently discuss ing this option with the teacher. Buzzella said Shining Star is also in the process of choosing new textbooks for next year that will better suit his students and state curriculum. “It is possible for us to be an A at the end of the next year,” Buzzella said. “I’m pulling out all the stops next year. I’m not gonna hold back anything. I will buy whatever I can afford. And staff is meeting throughout the summer to review new curricu lum and instructional programs that are available to focus on remediation.” But Buzzela has a backup plan if that doesn’t work. Should Shining Star be shut down as a charter school, he said the governing board of directors is considering turning it into a private school. Even if the school isn’t shut down as a charter, the board is still considering the pri vate school option, he said. “They were considering it last year because they felt, ‘You know, gosh, they’re gonna label us based on a test instead of everything else that we’re doing,” he said. “Frankly, my governing board was very impressed with what we did last year. If there were 10 things that our school did, and nine of them were done extremely well, but one of them was the FCAT, should the focus really be on that one thing? And that’s really how it pans out.” If Shining Star does became a private school, Buzzella said he would look for endowments, so students whose families can’t afford private school tuition could still attend. “We would seek endowments. If we could get a million dol lars, for example, we would scale things down, but we could run a school for a year,” he said. “And that would give us a year to write other grants. It would be nice if we could have a private school that could take on all students. And those that can’t afford it, we could give scholarships to. We’d have some type of endowment. It’s a little premature, but you’ve got to plan ahead.” CHARTERContinued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter By SARAH Shining Star Academy of the Arts received $1.389 million in public funds to cover operating expenses for the 2013-14 school year, according to Bonnie Penner, district finance director. Principal Tony Buzzella’s salary, at $82,000, is roughly in line with other non-charter principals within the dis trict, who made $72,585 $85,265 last year. However, he used to make more. During Shining Star’s first year, Buzzella made $105,550, according to min utes from a 2012 board of directors meeting. On top of his base sala ry of $85,000, he received $12,750 for a consulting fee, $5,400 for work-related transportation costs and $2,400 for “other benefits consistent with other tradi tional public school admin istrators.” Buzzella said the consulting fee was meant to be a one-time payment for time he spent getting the school ready the year before it opened. He received other perks as well. In May 2012, the board voted to pay $9,596.30 to Mister Mac, a corporation owned by Buzzella, for 10 years’ storage fees for equipment for the school, even though Shining Star was not chartered until 2011. “It was their prerogative to do that,” Buzzella said. For this year, Buzzella cut his transportation bonus and other benefits while reducing his base salary by $3,000, he said. He doesn’t have health insurance through the school either, he said. Charter school adminis trators and teachers tend to make more than other public school employees in many districts. However, at Shining Star teachers have always received less. For the 2013-14 school year, all Shining Star teach ers were paid $33,750 and were given no benefits -same as the previous year, Buzzella said. The average salary for Columbia County teachers during the 2012-13 school year was $40,797, said Frank Moore, school district human resources director. He said the district hadn’t calculated the aver age salary for the 2013-14 year. Belmont Academy said their finance director was out of town and could not provide figures on faculty and administrator salaries there. Superintendent Terry Huddleston said he believes Belmont’s principal makes the most of any principal in the district. “I think Belmont pays more than anyone in our district,” he said. He believes it’s well above $100,000, he said, but he’s unsure.What it costs to keep Shining Star running Shining Star Academy of the Arts could receive another F grade this year, giving the school two consecutive failing scores. If the school does get another F, it will have to file an appeal to the state board of education to stay open.


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 9A By EMILY Did you know that an olive is a fruit? How about the difference between green and black olives? Or that there are more than 25,000 different varieties? Howard Van Arsdale does. He is the owner of Little Pond Olive Farm, the only commercial olive farm in the region. The 68-year-old broke into the olive business and out of retirement four years ago. The “self-unemployed” farmer didn’t want a hobby; he wanted something that could make money and was unique. He had a friend whose family farmed olives in California and Marion County for 15 years. If they could do it in Marion, why not try in Columbia, Van Arsdale said. He then researched olive farming online extensively. “Most of what I found out about olives was on the Internet,” Van Arsdale said. His farm — located at 4411 SW Van Arsdale Glen — started small, with just a couple of mission and arbequina trees. Now he owns 575 olive trees. Olives are a long-term investment. It takes four years for a tree to fruit, and maintenance is not easy. “The first four years you have to baby them,” Van Arsdale said. “Each tree has its own irrigation system. They need water everyday.” But once they take root, olive trees are sturdy and relatively free of birds and “critters,” Van Arsdale said. The warm climate of Florida helps olive trees grow. Humidity doesn’t help, but Van Arsdale’s trees appear to be doing just fine in the Florida weather. Olives bloom in the spring and are ripen in July and August. One crop is yielded per year. Last year Van Arsdale’s trees produced 10 gallons of olives. As they age, his yield will increase, and his trees will grow up to 30 feet. 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I say that, not because I’m married to one – though, honestly, that probably does sway my opinion a little bit – but because of the hard work and dedication that goes into the job. A lot of people don’t know what all goes into the profession. For many people, teaching is an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. job and teachers are off a lot of holidays – including two months in the summer! While this is technically true, I know from experi ence that most teachers put in a lot more hours than the bare minimum. Whether they’re staying up late to work on les son plans, develop new ways to engage stu-dents, or spend-ing their own money for class room supplies to sup port student learning, many teachers pour their heart and souls into their jobs. But being a teacher – a good one, at least – requires a certain type of person. I am not that type of person, but maybe you are? We at Florida Gateway College hope so and have actively supported our Teacher Academy for many years, hoping to prepare the next gen eration of teachers for the classroom. One of the newest additions to the Teacher Academy is FGC’s second bacca laureate program that will launch this Fall, a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. The fully-online bache lor’s program is designed to prepare graduates for work in child care programs, focusing on birth through age four. While FGC has offered an Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education for many years, the baccalaureate program delves deeper into the subject matter. For example, the Infants and Toddlers course in the associate degree program discusses basic development, conception through toddlerhood, as well as creating les son plans. The bachelor program’s Infants and Toddlers course further explores the stages of development, the theories associated with them, and requires students to research an area of infant’s development. In Early Childhood Education, there are a number of certifications: a 40-hour training that doesn’t require a high school diploma, a staff credential that requires just three college-level courses – this is a min imum requirement to teach VPK – an associ ate’s degree, and a bach elor’s degree. Professor Sharron Cuthbertson, who helped develop FGC’s four-year Early Childhood Education program, said legislature is beginning to recom mend that teachers in this field have a bache lor’s degree. Head Start is now requiring that 50 percent of their teachers have a bachelor’s degree. Cuthbertson believes that it won’t be too long before the federal gov ernment requires a bach elor’s degree for all Head Start teachers. While FGC’s Early Childhood Education bac calaureate does not lead directly to state teacher certification, there is a subject area test that starts them on the trek to certification. This program is open to anyone with an associ ate’s degree – it doesn’t have to necessarily be in the education field. However, if you haven’t taken any educational courses, you will be required to take three prerequisites before you can be accepted into the program – Introduction to the Teaching Profession, Introduction to Diversity for Educators, and Introduction to Technology for Educators. That being said, if you’ve never had any educational courses or even stepped foot into a classroom, Cuthbertson advises that you volunteer a little at local child care centers. The last thing you want to do is work so hard to get a degree and then realize the profession isn’t for you, right? But if you know this is the right profession for you – whether you’re already working with young children or are contemplating a career change – then you can get your start this Fall. Applications are current ly being accepted until August 6. More information about the program can be obtained by contacting Cuthbertson at (386) 754-4495 or at sharron.cuthb And if you’re interested in setting up a guided tour of campus, please call (386) 754-4246. This fall: Earn your Early Childhood Education degree at Florida Gateway Troy RobertsPublic Information CoordinatorFlorida Gateway College Q Troy Roberts is the public information coordinator at Florida Gateway College. He can be reached at Applications for online program accepted now through Aug. 6. EMILY STANTON/ Lake City ReporterOlives grow on one of Howard Van Arsdale’s trees. Florida’s warm climate helps the trees grow, Arsdale said. Humidity doesn’t make for ideal conditions, but his trees arrear to be doing fine. EMILY STANTON/ Lake City ReporterHoward Van Arsdale, owner of Little Pond Olive Farm, is seen with som e of his trees. Next year he hopes to start making olive oil, he said. Cashing in on a unique hobby Van Arsdale owns the only commercial olive farm in the region. The fully-online bachelor’s program is designed to prepare graduates for work in child care programs, focusing on birth through age four. From staff reportsSHINELearn how to be a SHINE Volunteer in your communi ty. SHINE volunteers offer free counseling and assistance to Florida Seniors and those with disabilities, on topics related to Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care planning, prescription drug assistance, supplemental insur ance and more. Volunteers are needed in Columbia, Suwannee and Hamilton counties. Comprehensive three-day train ing will take place in Lake City on March 25-27. Costs for transpor tation are reimbursed and meals provided. Call 1-800-262-2243 for more information and application.Shands LakeShoreThe Auxiliary at Shands Lake Shore Hospital is looking for drivers for their golf cart. If you are 18 or older and would like a volunteer opportunity, consider driving the golf cart for 4 hours per week. Stop by the gift shop to pick up an application or call 386-292-8000 x 21216 to receive an application by mail.CaregiversAre you a caregiver of a loved one suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s? Let the Columbia County Senior Services help relieve your stress through “In Home Care.” The CNAs are well-trained in caring for your loved one. Grant funding is available. Call J. Bisbrow at 755-0235 x 119 for more information. Spend your summer volunteering at these local nonprofits


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By TIM KIRBY Twelve teams punched their ticket to the state tournament and six oth ers have a shot following the final day of pool play for the Lake City Rookie Qualifier 8U all-stars tour nament on Saturday. Lake City Purple is one of the teams with a shot to join the state field. The Purple rebounded from a loss on Thursday to win Friday and Saturday and get into a bracket to determine an at-large berth for the Rookie State Tournament in Palm Beach Gardens. Lake City Gold and Fort White could not capitalize on opening day success and both lost games on Friday and Saturday. Division winners who received an automatic state bid were: Ft. Caroline Thunder, North Brandon, San Jose, Atlantic Beach, South Lakeland and Ponte Vedra in the A Division; Ft. Caroline Lightning, Ft. Caroline Thunder, Atlantic Beach Waves and Atlantic Beach Suns in the B Division; and, Middleburg and Normandy in the Small League Division. As for todays at-large state determination: A Division Okeeheelee plays Orange Park at 9 a.m. with the winner earning a berth; Mandarin and Lake City, and Oakleaf and Lutz play at 9 a.m. with the two win ners playing at 11 a.m. for the state berth; B Division No. 1 seed South Lakeland plays No. 4 seed Julington Creek at 9 a.m. with the winner earning a berth; No. 2 seed Middleburg plays No. 3 seed Orange Park at 10:30 a.m. with the win ner earning a berth; the highest seeded team of the two losers also gets a state berth; Small League Division Marietta plays CKAA at 10:30 a.m. for a state berth. Lake City Purple pow ered its way past Acreage, 22-14, with everyone in the By BRANDON FINLEY ORLANDO Columbia High went camping early this year. The Tigers football team usually waits until July to get in on the camp action, but with the level of talent offered at the UCF Knights Team Football Camp, Columbia head coach Brian Allen thought it was in the best interest of the Tigers to go early. It started off slow, with me, I didnt come down to practice like at home, Allen said. With Armwood and Mainland being here, defi nitely the top three teams, thats where were going to get our work. Just looking at us, we are going to have another good football team. This tells us where we are at. We have to continue to learn and continue to get better. With Armwoods talent caliber and us being able to compete against those guys, if we continue to get better, well have a good team. Allen said that going against teams in the same classification is an advan tage for the Tigers. At the end of the day, what youre doing in the summer isnt going to mat ter in the fourth round of the playoffs, Allen said. Allen said the camps has been an opportunity for players to make their mark and earn playing time this coming fall. Matthew Lee has been a player that has stood out, Allen said. I thought he really stood out. Hes figur ing it out and playing with out thinking. Lonnie (Underwood) and Kemario (Bell) both had good days. Red (Zedrick Woods) has been a beast out here. Woods has been so good Allen is hoping that it transitions into a scholar ship offer before the camp is over. Hes probably going to end up with an offer before he leaves here, Allen said. Coach (George) OLeary is super high on him, which we expected. But just as players have stood out, Allen said the camp has also allowed the Tigers to identify some areas where there will need to be improvement heading into the fall. The offensive line play has to continue to come into their own, Allen said. My quarterbacks, Im always really critical on them. They had some mistakes, but made some really good plays as well. On defense, we have to continue our technique and be sound. Theyre going against elite competition. Allen said that for some teams seeing UCFs facili ties might be a shock, but to the Tigers it is nothing out of the ordinary. I can tell you, as far as a standpoint of technology, what we have at Columbia is very comparable, Allen said. We have the soft ware, the projectors and the meeting rooms. So for us, its not a real big dif ference. You can have a practice done and by the time guys have showed and dressed, the film is already uploaded and ready to watch. Technology has allowed us to have kids access to it immediately. That gives you immediate access to kids being able to correct mistakes. But one thing that may have been out of the ordi nary was the shear size of the community that houses Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, June 22, 2014 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS Mon.-Fri. 10am 7pm | Sat. 9am-6pm |Sun Closed 1/4 Mile West of I-75 | US Hwy 90 West LAKE CITY, FL (386) 243-8335 EBT MEET & GREET NEW PRODUCTS & PRODUCERS Join Us for... Come Hungry! 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YOUTH GOLF Ste-Marie’s Junior Golf Clinic Carl Ste-Marie’s next Junior Golf Clinics at The Country Club at Lake City is 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $65 for club members and $80 for non-members and includes drinks and snacks. Registration is at The Country Club at Lake City. For details, call Ste-Marie at 623-2833. YOUTH VOLLEYBALL Volleyball camp registration open Columbia High volleyball coach Heather Benson has a Youth Volleyball Camp (ages 10-14) planned for 6-8 p.m. July 18-19 at the CHS gym. Cost is $40. For details, call Benson at 755-8080, Ext. 254, or e-mail bensonh@ YOUTH BASEBALL Impact Zone camp Monday An Impact Zone baseball camp ($75) for all ages begins Monday at the Southside Sports Complex. For details, call 623-3628. Q From staff reports SCOREBOARD SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, Austria Grand Prix 1 p.m. ESPN — NHRA, New England Nationals 2 p.m. NBC — Global Rallycross, at Washington 3 p.m. TNT — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Toyota Save Mart 350 7 p.m. NBCSN — GP2, race 2, at Spielberg, Austria (same-day tape) GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, The Irish Open, final round 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Travelers Championship, final round 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Travelers Championship, final round NBC — USGA, U.S. Women’s Open Championship, final round TGC — Champions Tour, Encompass Championship, final round 5 p.m. TGC — PGA of America, Professional National Championship, first round, at Myrtle Beach, S.C. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Atlanta at Washington or Philadelphia at St. Louis 2:15 p.m. WGN — Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN — Texas at L.A. Angels SOCCER 11:30 a.m. ABC — FIFA, World Cup, Group H, Belgium vs. Russia, at Rio de Janeiro 2:30 p.m. ABC — FIFA, World Cup, Group H, South Korea vs. Algeria, at Porto Alegre 5:30 p.m. ESPN — FIFA, World Cup, Group G, United States vs. Portugal, at Manaus WNBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Tulsa at Chicago ——— Monday COLLEGE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — World Series, finals, game 1 GOLF 3:30 p.m. TGC — PGA of America, Professional National Championship, second round, at Myrtle Beach, S.C. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Washington at Milwaukee SOCCER 11:30 a.m. ESPN — FIFA, World Cup, Group B, Netherlands vs. Chile, at Sao Paulo ESPN2 — FIFA, World Cup, Group B, Australia vs. Spain, at Curitiba 3:30 p.m. ESPN — FIFA, World Cup, Group A, Croatia vs. Mexico, at Recife ESPN2 — FIFA, World Cup, Group A, Cameroon vs. Brazil, at Brasilia TENNIS 7 a.m. ESPN — Wimbledon, first round 11:30 a.m. ESPNEWS — Wimbledon, first round 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Wimbledon, first roundBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Toronto 42 33 .560 —New York 39 33 .542 1 Baltimore 37 35 .514 3Boston 34 40 .459 7 Tampa Bay 29 46 .387 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 38 32 .543 — Kansas City 39 34 .534 Cleveland 37 37 .500 3Chicago 35 39 .473 5Minnesota 34 38 .472 5 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 46 28 .622 — Los Angeles 39 33 .542 6 Seattle 38 36 .514 8 Texas 35 38 .479 10 Houston 33 42 .440 13 Today’s Games Detroit (Scherzer 8-3) at Cleveland (Tomlin 4-4), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 6-5) at Cincinnati (Cueto 6-5), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 8-4) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 3-5), 1:40 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 5-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 11-1), 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 6-5) at Minnesota (P.Hughes 7-3), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Elias 6-5) at Kansas City (Ventura 5-5), 2:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 8-7) at Oakland (Milone 5-3), 4:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 7-3) at L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-7), 8:07 p.m. Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Sale 6-1) at Baltimore (W.Chen 7-2), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 3-0) at Toronto (Stroman 3-2), 7:07 p.m. Pittsburgh (Volquez 4-6) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 2-5), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 9-3) at Kansas City (Guthrie 4-6), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 8-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-2), 10:10 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 38 35 .521 — Washington 37 35 .514 Miami 37 36 .507 1 Philadelphia 34 38 .472 3 New York 33 41 .446 5 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 45 30 .600 —St. Louis 39 35 .527 5 Cincinnati 35 37 .486 8 Pittsburgh 35 38 .479 9 Chicago 31 40 .437 12 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 43 30 .589 — Los Angeles 40 35 .533 4 Colorado 34 39 .466 9 San Diego 32 42 .432 11 Arizona 32 45 .416 13 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-4) at Miami (DeSclafani 1-1), 1:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 6-5) at Cincinnati (Cueto 6-5), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (E.Santana 5-4) at Washington (Roark 6-4), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 3-6) at St. Louis (C.Martinez 0-3), 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cumpton 2-2) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 6-4), 2:20 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 8-3) at San Diego (Stults 2-9), 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 8-2) at Colorado (Matzek 1-1), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 8-4) at Arizona (Bolsinger 1-2), 4:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Miami (Eovaldi 4-3) at Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Volquez 4-6) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 2-5), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Simon 10-3) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-6), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 9-3) at Kansas City (Guthrie 4-6), 8:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-4) at Milwaukee (Garza 4-4), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 7-5) at Colorado (Chacin 1-5), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 2-6) at San Francisco (M.Cain 1-5), 10:15 p.m.AUTO RACINGRace week TOYOTA-SAVE MART 350 Site: Sonoma, California.Schedule: Today, race, 3 p.m. (TNT, 2-6:30 p.m.). Track: Sonoma Raceway (road course, 1.99 miles). Race distance: 218.9 miles, 110 laps. AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX Site: Spielberg, Austria.Schedule: Today, race, 8 a.m. (NBC Sports Network, 7:30-10:30 a.m., 2:305 p.m.). Track: Red Bull Ring (road course, 2.69 miles). Race distance: 190.1 miles, 71 laps. NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS Site: Epping, New Hampshire.Schedule: Today, final eliminations, (ESPN2, 10-4 p.m.). Track: New England Dragway and Motorsports Park. VERIZON INDYCAR Next races: Grand Prix of Houston, June 28 and 29, Streets of Houston. Online: http:// Toyota Save Mart 350 At Sonoma RacewaySonoma, Calif. Saturday qualifying; race today (Car number in parentheses) 1. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 96.35 mph. 2. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 96.088. 3. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 95.942.4. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 95.857.5. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 95.704.6. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 95.655. 7. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 95.616. 8. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 95.574.9. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 95.528. 10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 95.417.11. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 95.414. 12. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 95.327. 13. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 95.617.14. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 95.605.15. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 95.552. 16. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 95.479.17. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 95.461. 18. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 95.451. 19. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 95.432.20. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 95.378.21. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 95.308. 22. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 95.296. 23. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 95.247.24. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 95.136. 25. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 95.044.26. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 95.028. 27. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 94.992.28. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 94.972. 29. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 94.897.30. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 94.865. 31. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 94.793.32. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 94.734.33. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 94.568.34. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 94.562.35. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 94.491. 36. (33) Alex Kennedy, Chevrolet, 94.147. 37. (40) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, owner points. 38. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, owner points. 39. (44) David Mayhew, Chevrolet, owner points. 40. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, owner points. 41. (32) Boris Said, Ford, owner points. 42. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, owner points. 43. (66) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, owner points.SOCCERWorld Cup TODAY Belgium vs. Russia, NoonAlgeria vs. South Korea, 3 p.m.Portugal vs. United States, 6 p.m. MONDAY Spain vs. Australia, NoonNetherlands vs. Chile, NoonBrazil vs. Cameroon, 4 p.m.Croatia vs. Mexico, 4 p.m. ——— GROUP G Saturday Germany 2, Ghana 2 Today At Manaus, BrazilPortugal vs. United States, 6 p.m. Thursday At Recife, BrazilGermany vs. United States, NoonAt Brasilia, BrazilPortugal vs. Ghana, Noon 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS SUMMER CAMPS LAKE CITY BABE RUTH RUNNERS-UP COURTESYReliable Recycling was Lake City Babe Ruth Baseball 6 U runner-up in 2014. Team members are (front row, from left) Trenten Houk, Cole Westla nd, Ashton Lee, Dustin Lord, Cade Higgs, Braxton Dicks and Carson Starling. Second r ow (from left) are Taikenyan Forest, Kyten Davis, Alec Donald, Kaidrin Jacks on and Avery Nelson. Back row coaches (from left) are Dustin Lord, Nick Davis, Chris Di cks, Tommy Houk, Randy Higgs and Johnny Westland. Not pictured are T.C. Harper and Landon Harper.COURTESYTom Nehl Isuzu was Lake City Babe Ruth Baseball 8U run ner-up in 2014. Team members are (front row, from left) Carter Downing, Briley Osceola, L eighton Barnwell and Lance Croft. Second row (from left) are Trey Tyre, Dakota Philpot, Phil ip Maddox, Evan Williams and Nate Lucas. Back row coaches (from left) are J.D. Tyre, Dav id Scott, Dale Townsend and Steve Downing. Not pictured are Lawton Case and Elijah H ayes.COURTESYSpeech Center of Lake City was Lake City Babe Ruth Baseb all 10U runner-up in 2014. Team members are (front row, from left) Grant Bowers, Matthew Dumas, Alex Garcia, Zane Starling and Aiden McKenzie.Second row (from left) a re Bronson Tillotson, Hayden Gustavson, Mickey Lee Johnson, Parker Steele and Ryan Shelley. Back row coaches are Micah Tillotson (left) and Jim Bowers. Not p ictured are Alexander Ulloa, Pace Murray and coach Todd Gustavson.


From staff reportsThe Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North 7th-Grade basketball team played in the USSSA State Championship Basketball Tournament last weekend in Fort Myers. The Wolves were assigned to the pool with Charlotte Swish, Skills Center Elite of Tampa and Manatee PAL. Following pool play the Wolves were placed in the Division II bracket. The RCC/AMN 7thGrade Wolves have quali-fied to play in the USSSA Basketball National Championships in Gainesville on June 26-29, and the team is raising money to try and make the trip. The tournament fee is $615 and there are costs for meals and transportation. For information, call Nicole Smith at 754-7095. Tournament results for the Wolves follow with top scorers listed. Q Game 1 — Wolves 60, Charlotte Swish 15; Jordan Smith 21, Ma’leak Gaskins 8, Darrell Brown 7; Q Game 2 — Wolves 54, Skills Center Elite 45; Smith 16, Gaskins 12; Q Game 3 — Manatee PAL 45, Wolves 34 ; Gaskins 12, Smith 11; Q Game 4 — Wolves 41, North Point Youth (Palatka) 31; Smith 19, Jermal Myhand 8; Q Game 5 — Tampa Tarpons 43, Wolves 40; Smith 17, Myhand 6, Willie Jernigan 6.11th-Grade WolvesThe 11th-Grade basketball team also will play in the championships in Gainesville. The Wolves will play the Hamilton County AAU All-stars at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Richardson Community Center gym. Admission is $2. For details, call Mario Coppock at 754-7095. Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 3B3BSPORTS The Open Blitz had players combining their scores with pros playing in the third round of the U.S. Open. The A flight ended in a tie when Terry Hunter/Matt Kuchar and Mike McCranie/Brent Snedeker both combined for +3. Cory DePratter had the low indi-vidual round with +1. Eli Witt/Matt Kuchar won B flight with +2. Rick Cahill/Adam Scott were second with +1. Shelton Keen and Dave Mehl tied for low individual round with +1. Jordan Hale shared the skins pot with DePratter, Hunter and Cahill. Scoring was skinny in Wednesday’s blitz. Jordan Hale and Shelton Keen tied for the top with +3. Ron Bennett, Eddy Brown, Mike McCranie, Ron Miracle, Buddy Slay and Charlie Timmons were in an unusual seven-way tie for third. Mike Jacobs, Hale and Brown had two skins apiece. Mike Gough and Buddy Slay had one each. Both pot holes carried over. Thursday’s blitz went to the trio of Carl Ste-Marie, John Norris and Rick Cahill in a scorecard deci-sion. The pot hole carried over. Chad Hunter ran wild in the Sunday blitz with five birdies and an eagle to record a +17. Bud Johnson (+11) only managed sec-ond place and Greg Lyons (+10) was third. Buddy Slay and Mike Jacobs tied for fourth. Closest to the pin winners were Casey Clemons on Nos. 5 and 7, Johnson on No. 15 and Jacobs on No. 17. Hunter collected for three skins; Charlie Timmons, Steve Patterson and Johnson each had one. The Good old Boys played lop-sided matches this week. In match one, the trio of Ed Snow, Stan Woolbert and Carl Wilson drubbed the foursome of Dennis Hendershot, Bill Wheeler, Shelton Keen and Merle Hibbard, 10-3. Match two was even more one-sided when the team of Emerson Darst, Jim Stevens, Joe Persons and Don Christensen wal-loped the team of Eli Witt, Steve Crane, Bill Rogers and Dan Stephens by a 12-3 count. In match three, the team of Tom Foley, Dave Cannon, Howard Whitaker and Mike Spencer “only” doubled up on the team of Marc Risk, Nick Whitehurst, Jim Bell and Jim McGriff, 84. Risk finished atop the individual leaderboard with (37-36-73). Woolbert (37-3976), Keen (39-37-76), Hendershot (39-37-76) and McGriff (39-37-76) were three shots back. Other good scores came from Bell 78, Darst 78, Christensen 78, Witt 78, Stephens 78 and Snow 79. This last week was a busy one with all of the maintenance crew and vol-unteers helping to put in the new greens. This is what we have all been waiting on and we could not be happier with the way they are looking. Thank you to everyone for all of the support. Now, on to the weekly games. Monday’s Top of the Hill winner was Ronnie Ash with a +4. Tying for second with a +1 were Ken Kellam and Gerald Smithy. Wednesday Blitz winner with a +9 was Frog Niewisch. Following right behind with a +8 was Bob McGraw. Third place with a +3 was Larry Boone. Skin winners were Jim Munns with two, Kevin Parks with two, Jack Tuggle and Niewisch. Closest to the pin winners were Niewisch on No. 3, Chuck Slaymaker on No. 5, McGraw on Nos. 11 and 15, and Tuggle on No. 17. The Wednesday Scramble winning team was Bob Feasel, Jacob Bryan and Cliff Kirby. The Wednesday Scramble pot was won by team members Phillip Russell, Luther Huffman and Brantley Stephens. Friday Dogfight winners in a tie for first place with +4 were Ronnie Ash and Joe Herring. Taking third place with a +1 was Larry Boone. Skin winners were Boone, Randy Heavrin with two, Herring with three and Gerald Smithy. Closest to the pin winners were Jack Tuggle on Nos. 5 and 17, Al Cohoon on No. 11 and Smithy on No. 15. Congratulations to all the winners this week. The next Junior Golf Camp is July 14-18. Registration is underway. To set up a tee time, call the pro shop at 752-3339. GOLF REPORTS QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Nicki Newmans COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed GoffNew greens looking goodCOURTESYQuail Heights Country Club golf course superintendent To dd Carter and crew install one of the new greens at the club.Open Blitz produces a tieCOURTESYTammy Carter Gainey gives instructions and golf tips to p articipants at last week’s Junior Golf Camp at Quail Heights Country Club. Carter Ga iney is offering another camp on July 14-18. COURTESYThe Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North 7th -Grade basketball team is seeking donations to attend the USSSA Basketball National Championships in Gainesville from June 26-29.Wolves headed to nationalsLi misses cut at Women’s OpenAssociated PressPINEHURST, N.C. — Lucy Li’s friends back in California have been filling her inbox with emails. That’s the only way they can reach her at the U.S. Women’s Open. The 11-year-old is too young for a cellphone. Li made quite an impression at Pinehurst No. 2 — even if she didn’t make it to the weekend. The youngest qualifier in the history of the tourna-ment mostly held her own at the Women’s Open. Hurt by a double bogey and a triple bogey, Li shot her second straight 8-over 78 to miss the cut.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 COLUMBIA COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT T-BALL COURTESY TR PHOTOGRAPHYLake City Recreation Department T-ball Angels are (alph abetical order) Aiden Bailey, Ava Bailey, Brielle Bailey, Joshua Bailey, Phoebe Conn er, Wyatt Goulet, Keyshard Jones, Jackson Raulerson, Kensi Shaw, Skyler Silver, Jaliyah Watson and Monterrence Williamson. Emily Bailey is head coach. Assistant coaches are Scott Bailey, Kevin Bailey, Mandi Conner and James Conner.COURTESY TR PHOTOGRAPHYLake City Recreation Department T-ball Diamond Backs ar e (alphabetical order) Joecoby Cagle, Kinley Cothran, Mikhaya Dunmore, Cambreo n ‘Chase’ Frame, Sarai Harrell, Fox Holden, Brook’lyn Johnson, Riley Peak, Josiah Rossi n, Todge Williams, Jae’Quan Wilson and Kassidy Wilson. Candace Cothran is head coach. Ass istant coaches are Tonya Townsend and Tamika Jones.COURTESY TR PHOTOGRAPHYLake City Recreation Department T-ball Giants are (alpha betical order) Luke Cabe, Cassidy Daniels, Kevin Fink, Emma Green, Lyric Harrell, Kylie Jacobs, Jacob Johnson, Regan Spitzer and Brandon Thomas. Arnold Cabe is head coach. Assistant coaches are Jimmie Davis, Andy Poole, Grace Harry and Alex Fink.COURTESY TR PHOTOGRAPHYLake City Recreation Department T-ball Marlins are (alp habetical order) Kanin Bethune, Jenna Boltin, Dayton Grimes, Corde Johnson, Devon Johnso n, Kierstin Kelsey, Mayson Miller, Dorian Pate, Cotton Pitts-Steed, Carson Watson and Jesse Williams. Kathy Williams-Giddens is head coach. Assistant coaches are Travis Miller, Jesse Williams, Tony Giddens and Chrystal Odom.COURTESY TR PHOTOGRAPHYLake City Recreation Department T-ball Rays are (alphab etical order) Trinty Allen, Evan Chorley, Jaden Cobbs, Shane Davis, Nakaya Johnson Brandon Lovett Jr., Andrew Murphy, Sipp Pierce, Gavynn Register, Hunter Stile s and Caileb Williams. Krystal Register is head coach. Assistant coaches are Ty ler Register, Emily Chorley and Jennifer Sollenberger.COURTESY TR PHOTOGRAPHYLake City Recreation Department T-ball Red Sox are (alp habetical order) Legend Camiel, Lucky Camiel, Daelyn Cooper, Dathan Cooper, Colt Cribbs, Jared Hancock, Regan Harris, Jordan Herring, Justin Huddleston, Rylen Huddleston, Bray leah Ivery, Cache Sheppard and Chloe Sheppard. Robert Cooper is head coach. Assistant c oaches are Carrie Cooper, Derriel Cribbs, Glenn Hancock and Sequita Camiel.COURTESY TR PHOTOGRAPHYLake City Recreation Department T-ball Tigers are (alph abetical order) Kailee Bass, Casey Fair, Taliah Harrington, Artravious Holloway, Cassi dy Jowers, Jeremy Koger, Jakai Mickler, Keymora Pierce, Whitney Smith and Kadria n Wilson. Jennifer Richer is head coach. Assistant coaches are Amy Richer, Phillip Richer Lorraine Fair and Aimee Richer.COURTESY RL BOYD PHOTOGRAPHYLake City Recreation Department T-ball Twins are (alpha betical order) Conner Boyd, Jace Conner, Jalen Givens, Ralston Herden, Kinley King, Devin Lee, Antonio Lozano, Shayla Mays, Dillon McCook, Kaleb McCray, Miguel Rojas and Jevin Thomas. Johnny Givens is head coach. Assistant coaches are John Boyd, Rebecca Boyd, Stacy King and Andy Herndon.


By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comORLANDO — The UCF Knights Team Football Camp was not only a great chance for Columbia High, it was also a great chance for Central Florida. Columbia had the opportunity to have three days training at a college facility against some of the best teams in the state, but the Knights also had the oppor-tunity to observe Columbia players up close as well as some of the state’s other top teams. Knights’ tight end coach Allen Mogridge said it was a great opportunity for head coach George O’Leary and the entire staff to evaluate. “That’s one of the huge advantages of coming to a team camp,” Mogridge said. “Plus these guys have the advantage of coming to where it’s all about football for three days. It’s football, film and the weight room for three days.” Mogridge said that what the Tigers were able to see is as close it gets to what the Knights go through during a week leading up to a big game. “It’s very close,” Mogridge said. “That’s one of the things that bring people to our camp and it’s very good for young people to get a taste of it. This is one camp, that when Coach O’Leary put it together, that’s what he wanted this camp to be like. He wanted it to be where young people could come here and see what it’s all about and taste it. He built it to be tough. It’s a rigorous camp.” Mogridge said the level of competition this year has been as good as advertised. “It’s been really good,” he said. “Milton came back. That’s a championship level team.” Another benefit for both the Knights and the Tigers is that it gives the play-ers and coaches and extra chance to possibly have a scholarship offered. “The thing about these camps, is that if you aren’t on the radar and come to a team camp, you have a chance to be seen,” Mogridge said. Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 5B ROOKIE QUALIFIER SCENES ROOKIE: Purple pound out 26 hits Continued From Page 1B CHS: Tigers get exposure to big city Continued From Page 1BUCF. “One thing you look at, you think it will help your team with football,” Allen said. “That’s exposure and it may be the only time they’re able to get that. As far as kids getting exposed, that’s something totally different. Some kids have never been out of Lake City. You never think that way, but it’s a reality. As we rode through downtown, knowing that it’s not a major one that’s out there throughout the United States, but for our kids, it’s totally differ-ent. It gives the kids an idea of what a major city looks like.” UCF uses camp to evaluate players BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterUCF tight ends coach Allen Mogridge (left) and head coac h George O’Leary at the Knights Team Camp on Friday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High running back Lonnie Underwood runs the ball against Milton High. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Roger Cray makes a tackle and forces a fumble against Milton High. line-up getting a base hit. Philip Maddox led the way, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored. Brett Jones was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Evan Umstead (double, three RBIs, run scored) and Branson Mann (two runs scored) were 3-for-4. Trayce McKenzie (two runs scored, RBI), JD Dumas (three runs scored), Jayse Brinkley (RBI, three runs scored), Ian Davis (triple, RBI, two runs scored) and Jacob Burch (two RBIs, two runs scored) all had two hits. Also hitting safely were Luke Wehinger (run scored), Cameron Saunders (two RBIs) and Gavin Crews (RBI, run scored). The Purple scored seven runs with two outs in the first four innings, and steadily pulled away after Acreage took a 7-6 lead after three innings. Julington Creek jumped on Lake City Gold for six runs in the first inning and went on to win 21-9. The Gold got two runs back in the bottom of the inning on a double by Logan Brooks, RBI-single from Collin Tuell and RBI-triple from Nate Lucas. After a lightning delay the Gold put together a maximum seven-run inning with Mason Hauge, Riley Law, Tyson Yaxley, Tyler Boston, Brayden Dupree, Tuell and Evan Williams scoring the runs. Richard Jones had his second single of the game in the third inning and Carter Downing fol-lowed with a base hit, but neither advanced. Boston had a single in the fourth inning. Fort White never got untracked against Marietta and lost 13-1. Nate Angelo had a pair of hits and scored the run. LeCosta Byrd, Hayden McCrory, Tristen Johnson, Noah Knowles, Chauncey Mays and Kenton Haase had hits, but could not piece together a rally. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLake City Gold players Brayden Dupree (left) and Logan Brooks double-team a fly ball during the Gold’s win over Lutz on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White second baseman Nate Angelo makes a play duri ng the win over Gilchrist on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLake City Purple’s Evan Umstead slides into home again st Callaway on Friday.


A fter we dipped under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and with the sun now peaking above the horizon, we saw what looked like an ocean of warm hot chocolate topped with whipped cream. Instead we were greeted with ice cold waves of saltwater being dumped continually over us. We were officially on Tampa Bay’s version of Disney’s Splash Mountain for the next 3 hours with 2-5-foot swells and a stiff north wind directly in the way of our destination. In my opinion, if you’re going to fish a tournament, you might as well sell out and go all in for the win. This meant we were going to drive and scout virtually every channel and range marker we could find in Tampa Bay. Normally that’s an exciting day’s worth of fishing, with the possibility of seeing cobia, triple tail, tarpon and who knows what else. On this day, the most exciting part was the couple of minutes rest from the absolute beatdown Mother Nature was blasting us with. After finally arriving at our spot, (It felt like Canada as far as we had traveled due north.) we anchored up and were trying to decode the wind speed and direction, along with the tide. Our goal at this first spot was big redfish. “Big” meaning mid-to-upper 30-inch fish and larger. Within minutes of being anchored a 50-pound cobia came swimming directly at the boat. Our journey was going to pay off! I was rigged with a big threadfin for bait, and cast it right on his nose. I went into free spool and my bait disappeared, the cobia disappeared, and I was anticipating a screaming drag. All I got was a swing and a miss. Just a few minutes later he surfaced again, and I pitched a new threadfin right beside him, and Tournament Captain Josh Bibler pitched a fresh pinfish. He ignored both baits and disappeared never to be seen again. To put it in perspective how valuable that fish would have been — it would have been a 120-point fish in a six-fish tournament that typically nets 350 points for a winner. That’s basically a tournament winning fish with five other decent fish. (Translated for non-fishers equals heartbreaker). After we tried to chum him back in, or catch some monster redfish for a few hours, we had nothing to show but a sunburn and some trash fish (catfish, ladyfish, jack crevalle). Strike 1. Strike 2.Next stop was a bridge that spanned Tampa Bay. We drove along its base looking it over for an hour, like a bear stalking its first meal from hibernation. Nothing. That meant it was time to lick our wounds from the long haul north, and head back to our original starting point — after catching more bait (again). After three hours we rode through the washing machine known as Tampa Bay, caught fresh bait, and looked over a bunch of markers with no cobia on them (again). Luckily, during a fishing tournament you get more than three strikes, because we were now on Strike 4 for those keeping score at home. Our next stop was a dock that Josh had pulled some 40-pound snook out of earlier in the week. Instead, all we caught were jacks (again). Strike 5. We moved up to some bigger structure where Josh and Kyle Dawson consistently catch big trout and solid snook. We caught one micro-snook and nothing else. Strike 6.Now we were over 13 hours into the day and the tide was ripping out towards a negative low tide (and we had no point fish), so we hit a spot that we all knew had produced in the past. The tide was down lower than anticipated, but we gave it a shot. We spread out with our chum buckets, jumped in the water, and after about 15 minutes we all realized there wasn’t enough water to hold any fish. So we went into “Get us out of here before we’re stuck out here until tomorrow morning mode!” If you’ve ever realized that you are literally 10-12 hours away from the tide rising, with no bug spray, and looking at a night stuck in the middle of a bay ... it’s not a pleasant feeling. Strikes 7, 8, and 9.We decided to all push the boat toward a narrow little channel back towards shore. This meant pushing a 2,000-pound boat a long way through four feet of water. Hell Week at Lake City Community College with Tom Clark couldn’t prepare me for this type of workout. We pushed, and pushed, and eventually Josh was close enough to attempt getting the boat on plane. (Translated: Get enough speed and water so the boat can go!) We walked a safe distance away in case he lost control, and he gunned it. He gunned it, and started to get on plane … until he ran into a sandbar, and we were done. We began discussing sleeping arrangements on the boat, and if they would deliver pizza to a bunch of beatdown fisherman stuck in Tampa Bay. Strikes 10-63. Essentially we were getting no hit through seven innings, while the other team was using us a punching bag! This was officially the worst tournament I had ever fished. Ever.But wait ... Josh backed up the boat even farther into the mangroves, and gunned it one last time while we were busy counting stingrays. I’ll never forget the scene as he looked like a possessed Evel Knievel ripping through the ankle-deep water and blew right by us at almost 70 mph. We found out later that he had run in such shallow water that he had damaged his propeller significantly. So, let’s recap after 12 hours of tournament fishing. One lost watch. Price — too much. One man overboard. Price — Kyle’s pride. One damaged prop. Price — I don’t want to know. And the big one: ZERO fish for ZERO points. There was hope ... sort of. At least we weren’t going to be having a picnic at midnight on some sandbar with the guests of honor being mosquitoes and noseeums. Stay tuned for the conclusion next week.Q Rob Chapman IV is a tournament winning angler and outdoorsman from Lake City. He’s an award winning marine artist, a graduate of Florida Gateway College and of Jacksonville University. He is currently the Coordinator of Marketing, Web, & Graphics Production at FGC, and is active both in the outdoors and designing for outdoors companies throughout the world. He’d love to hear from you! Send your reports, photos, and articles to 6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04214BSports utdoors 360 OUTDOORS 360 Rob A bearded tournament fisherman diary, Part 2 PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANBrady Pratt shows off a big redfish. PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANBella Lester caught this big speck totally by herself on accident. PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANColt Cribbs wears them out at Higgs Ranch with an old, trusty, kid-friendly Zebco 33. PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANJesse Silva with a blacktip shark caught off Fernandina Beach.PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANJut Parks shows off a black drum from Horseshoe.PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANWittleigh Summerlin (left) and Grace Roberts with a nice panfish.


Lake City Reporter Week of Sunday, June 22-28, 2014 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County1CColumbia Inc. Get ready for a great Fourth Independence Day festivities set for fairgrounds.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comB ounce houses, arts and crafts booths, political candidates, concerns about the weather and a fireworks display are all synonymous with July 4 celebrations in North Florida. Thousands of Columbia County residents, as well as visitors from surround-ing counties, are expected to celebrate America’s 238th birthday on July 4 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The annual July 4th Lake City Celebration, hosted by the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 5 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. “The fireworks are typically shot around 9:20 p.m., weather permitting,” said Dennille Decker, Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “That’s when it’s usually dark enough to view them really well.” The fireworks display is expected to last around 20 FILE PHOTOSLEFT, TOP, ABOVE: Scenes from last year’s Independence Day celebration at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 4. FOURTH continued on 2C


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4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, JUNE 22-28, 20144CBIZ 278 S.W. McFarlane Ave. Lake City, FL 32025 • (386) 269-2152 Vendaresa Proveaux Staci Hartsu Brittany Greek Shannon Parra Over 20 years of Experience Make Your Appointment NowCheck out our website Walk-ins welcome • Specialize in Color Technique• Specialize in Fine Hair • Pedicures/Manicures• Men’s Haircuts • Formal & Wedding Parties• Retail Hair Products & Jewelry • Keratin treatments• Precision Cuts Getting girls into computer sciencesBy MARTHA MENDOZAAP National WriterMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Diana Navarro loves to code, and she’s not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she’s an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man’s world. “We live in a culture where we’re dissuaded to do things that are technical,” Navarro said. “Younger girls see men, not women, doing all the techie stuff, pro-gramming and computer science.” Less than one percent of high school girls think of computer science as part of their future, even though it’s one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. today with a pro-jected 4.2 million jobs by 2020, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. This week Google, with a driverless car and Web-surfing eyeglasses under its belt, has given The Associated Press an early look at how it’s trying to change the gender disparity in its own workforce, and in the pipeline of potential workers, by launching a campaign Thursday called “Made with Code.” The initiative begins with an introductory video of girls— silly, serious and brave — meeting President Obama, painting over graf-fiti and goofing around. The narrator says: “You are a girl who understands bits exist to be assembled. When you learn to code, you can assemble anything that you see missing. And in so doing, you will fix something, or change something, or invent something, or run something, and maybe that’s how you will play your bit in this world.” A website features female role-model techies who write software to design cool fabrics or choreograph dances. There are simple, fun coding lessons aimed at girls and a directory of coding programs for girls. The search giant is also offering $50 million in grants and partnering with Girls Who Code, a nonprofit launched in 2012 that runs summer coding institutes for girls, including the one that helped focus Navarro’s passion for technology. A preview test run of Google’s online coding lessons this week was deemed “awesome” by Carmen Ramirez y Porter, 11. “It’s not very complicated. It’s easy and fun and really cool to see how it turns out when you finish,” she said. National Center for Women & Information Technology CEO Lucy Sanders, a leading advocate for women in computer sciences, sees the Made With Code initiative as a pivotal moment in what has been a long-term challenge of getting more girl geeks growing up in America. “It used to be that as a computing community we didn’t really talk about gen-der issues. But now we’re really pulling together, from corporations and startups to nonprofits and universities,” Sanders said. “I’m very optimistic.” There’s plenty of room for change.Female participation in computer sciences has dropped to 18 percent, down from 37 percent in the 1980s, and only seven percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Just 20 percent of the 30,000 students who took the Advanced Placement computer sci-ence test last year were girls, according to a College Board analysis, which showed no girls at all took the test in Mississippi, Montana or Wyoming. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, one of the earliest Google employees, points to societal and economic drawbacks if women are not participating in the boom-ing tech economy. Also, she said, “I miss having more women counterparts.” Tech firms are overwhelming male — Yahoo on Tuesday released a report showing 62 percent of its global employ-ees are men. At Google, about 70 percent of the roughly 44,000 people it employs throughout the world are men. This year, the search giant commissioned a nation-wide study to find out why so few women pursue technology careers, asking 1,600 people about whether they were encour-aged to study computer sciences and had opportunities to learn to code. Their findings, shared with the AP this week in advance of public release: Girls have little exposure to technology and com-puter sciences. That doesn’t mean they’re not interested, however. If parents, friends and teachers encourage their daughters to pursue computer sciences, schools offer more courses and more role models step forward, the field can be leveled. But to capture girls, it’s got to be fun.That’s the plan for a “Made With Code” kick-off event in New York Thursday for 150 girls, where indie rockers Icona Pop will perform and coders will demo how they make everything from animated movies to designer fabrics with software. Actress Mindy Kaling, who is the event’s master of ceremonies, said she fights gen-der bias in Hollywood, but when a techie friend told her about Silicon Valley’s gen-der gap “it was staggering.” “Just as television and movies need to reflect their audience, I think it’s impor-tant that people who create technology reflect the diversity of people who use them,” she said. Chelsea Clinton, who is representing the Clinton Foundation at Thursday’s event, said she got her own first computer in 1987 from Santa Claus. “Ultimately computer science is helping to create the future,” she said. “So when we think about the future, we know we need to be doing more in this country and around the world to ensure that girls and women see computer sciences as real, viable options for them.” Entrepreneur Dez White wasn’t necessarily pursuing a tech career when she asked a patron at her family’s restaurant to teach her to write software. She just had an idea for an app and wanted to make it. “It was very hard for me to get my head around it,” White said. “I didn’t go to Stanford for code.” Today, she hires coders for her firm Goinvis, which sells privacy apps that allows users to send texts that self-destruct at a set time and emails that disappear from an inbox after they’re opened. But in addition to her day job, as a successful female African-American entre-preneur, she realizes she needs to be a mentor as well. “I think young women don’t even realize computer sciences are an option. It’s not laid out like nursing and social work,” she said. Next year, she’s planning to organize a technology retreat for high school girls, and she tries to hire women for her grow-ing company. “It’s hard. We have to really look. Their numbers are very, very slim,” she said. Rock that whizzed by Earth may be grabbed by NASABy SETH BORENSTEINAP Science WriterWASHINGTON — NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit. Officials on Thursday described a prime candidate: A tiny asteroid that whizzed about 7,600 miles above Earth in 2011. At 20 feet long, it is “the size of a delivery truck; we might actually be able to put this asteroid in a garage,” said Northern Arizona University astronomer Michael Mommert, who studied the rock, which goes by the inelegant name of 2011 MD. That asteroid also could be a pile of smaller rocks that fly together in formation. NASA’s plan is to grab an asteroid with a giant claw or capture it with a giant inflat-able bag. The asteroid would be parked above the moon, with astronauts exploring in a later mission. NASA executive Lindley Johnson said there will eventually be about 10 possible rocks for capture in the early 2020s, but they may not all be small asteroids. There’s a second option NASA is considering: Sending a spacecraft to a much larger asteroid, using a claw to pluck off a boulder that’s less than 30 feet and taking it near to the moon. NASA will decide which option to pursue by the end of the year, said Michele Gates, program director for the asteroid mission. So far, NASA has three candidates for each option. But Johnson said he expects more to be identified. NASA doesn’t have to choose its final target until a year before launch, which could be as early as 2019. But Thursday’s press conference highlighted 2011 MD. That’s because when it came close to Earth in 2011, it was examined by telescopes on Earth and the Spitzer Space Telescope. Details of the asteroid were published in an astronomy journal Thursday. Those observations showed that it probably weighs around 100 tons but is so porous that about two-thirds is empty space and only one-third is rock, Mommert said. NASA has touted the asteroid mission since the space shuttle fleet retired as a stepping stone to send crews to Mars. The robotic cost of the mission would be about $1.2 billion, Gates said. But there’s no good estimate yet for the astronaut part, which includes using a yet-to-be-built giant rocket, officials said.


LIFE Sunday, June 22, 2014 Section D Lake City Reporter Story ideas?Contact Editor Robert By AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the Reporter FORT WHITE F ort White High School’s parking lots are mostly empty. Teachers and stu dents are off for the summer, and even summer school will be over in another week. But for some school employees, “next year” is already underway. “Most people don’t realize it, but summer is a busy time for the year-round staff,” said FWHS assistant principal Mary Keen. “Not only do we have to finish wrapping up from the academic year we’ve just finished, but we’re already working on getting ready for fall.” One of the most important parts of “wrapping up” is report ing on how students have been doing. “A lot of what we do in the first part of summer is finaliz ing grades and getting the year-end report cards printed,” said Dana Tompkins, a data entry specialist for the school. “We also have to get the data put in from summer school as soon as that’s available.” Since June 1, FWHS staff have also been pulling together data for analysis at the county level. Based on the data, county school officials will identify strengths and weaknesses at the school and generate ideas for profes sional development and training to help teachers do their jobs better. In addition, individual stu dents’ records will be analyzed. This is particularly important for the inclusion of special needs students, whose placement and goals for the following year will be based on the progress they have made this year. The school’s data book is also available to individual teachers, giving them objective feedback on their students’ progress. “A lot of people think teachers have a two-month vacation with noth ing to do, but the truth is that many of them use their summers to take professional development courses and training,” Keen said. “A lot of planning for next year goes on in the summer as well.” One wrinkle complicating the transition from “this year” to “next year” is this summer’s tran sition to a new Internet-based information network that will span all schools in the county. “I think we’ll see real advantages once it’s in place,” Keen said. “Authorized personnel will be able to access needed informa tion from anywhere, whether they’re at home or in a meeting, so long as they have an Internet-capable device.” Another change is replacing the current comput er gradebook program with a more user-friendly type that will make it easier for teachers to cre ate spreadsheets and other tools for tracking student progress. The busiest person on campus right now may be Jay Duval, the assistant principal for facilities, athletics, and discipline. Aside from being responsible for summer athletic conditioning and camps, Duval also sees to it that the physical facility is maintained and that any needed repairs are made before teachers and students return in August. His duties also include making any needed updates to school procedures, emergency plans, and activity schedules, as well as taking care of a host of miscella neous issues. Diane Koenig isn’t far behind Duval when it comes to staying busy. As the school’s registrar, she is responsible for maintain ing grade and test records for all active students and for students who’ve been inactive for no more than five years. (Records for students who have been out of school for more than five years are archived at the Columbia County School System offices.) “Right now, keeping up with transcript requests takes up a lot of my time,” Koenig says. “I’ve probably had 30 in the last week. I had never been to Suwannee until recently. Sandra Foreman bravely hosted a girl’s night out with Tina Roberts, Rosemary Coleman, JoAnn Torrans, Carolyn Castagna and me. I promise I won’t “review” the good time we had but will stick only to reviewing the restaurant. JoAnn and Al Torrans have a house two doors down from Ron and Sandra’s fish camp. Capt. Al had been down to Suwannee the pre vious weekend and caught grouper, which he left in the refrigerator for us to enjoy. Dinnertime came and Joanne gathered up the fish and the six of us rode the golf cart to the Salt Creek Restaurant on Hwy 349. Sandra did give us a tour of Suwannee before we went to eat. I was impressed that every house had a view of some type of water; lagoon, canal, river or Gulf. Tina was impressed with the number of fire hydrants we saw. Can’t explain this one to you. Salt Creek Restaurant is located in the ideal spot to enjoy what helps bring folks to this area, views of the river and the Gulf. We had a table overlooking the Salt River with the Gulf beyond that. The sunset was beautiful. Worth the trip. Joanne gave the grouper to the waitress and asked that they blacken some and fry some. This U Catch, U Clean, We Cook is served with hush puppies and two sides all for $8.99. We also shared an order of fried shrimp. We then tried to decide which was the best; the fried, the blackened fish or the shrimp. Frankly, I couldn’t choose — the fish were both outstanding and the shrimp was right up there Note: Taste Buddy Mary Kay Hollingsworth will be tak ing the sumer off. The column will continue by Taste Buddy Genie Norman. TASTE BUDDIES Genie Normanand Mary Kay HollingsworthTasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.comWay down upon the Suwannee Salt Creek TASTE continued on 4D AVALYN HUNTER/ Special to the ReporterFort White High School Assistant Principal Mary Keen (left) and Cin dy Clark, the administrator for guidance, work on the master schedule for next year’s classes. School staff plan ahead for the fall starting in June.Summer: Behind the scenes SUMMER continued on 4D I magine picking your vegetables for the evening meal from the ditch at the edge of a country road. If you are fortunate, you can share in these memories with me. Jump on the four-wheeler, the bicycle or head down the road in the truck to scout for little spears of tender green asparagus emerging from the weeds in your secret patches along the road. Or, if they’re not too secret, try to be the first one who gets there on a sunny day following an evening rain. Wild spring asparagus hunting and picking can only be topped by wild asparagus eating. If you haven’t been in Northern states in the spring, you haven’t had the wild asparagus expe rience. Garden grown plants come in a distant second in taste to plants which have gone wild. Some gardeners in North Florida try to grow asparagus, but because we lack the cold weath er needed to trigger dormancy, the plants don’t completely stop growing. The result: weak, spindly spears from tired plants that only live a few years. If you want to try growing some asparagus, remember that this is a perennial plant, so you’ll need to set aside a per manent location in the garden. Prepare a trench about 8 inches deep and 12 inches wide with a mound ed ridge running along the center of the floor. Place 1or 2-year old crowns on the mound at 12 inch intervals and spread the roots out. Cover the crowns with just enough compost-enriched soil to cover the crowns. As the sprouts emerge, cover them with a couple more inches of the enriched soil. Continue to cover the sprouts as they appear until the trench is filled to ground level. Find more growing tips at Rhubarb is another one of those plants that just don’t perform well in Florida gardens, no mat ter how determined the gardener may be. As with asparagus, rhubarb is a perennial that will contin ue to grow in the winter when it needs to be in dormancy. The arrival of spring brings only a con tinuance of the old spindly growth, not a flush of new, juicy stems. Our winter temperatures are not low enough and the summer temperatures are much too high. Gardeners can expect rotting roots and stems as the temperature climb in early summer. Send your pictures Do you have red, white and blue flowers growing in your garden? Help us cele brate the 4th by sending your pictures. GARDEN TALK Nichelle COURTESYFresh-picked asparagus from an Ohio farm is seen after being washed. In order to get the most use of their land, Ohio farmers remove the old fences to plow and plant crops as close to the road as possible. Spice up your dinner plate with fresh-picked vegetables VEGETABLE continued on 4D COURTESYMorgan, McCauley to wedDennis and Roni Morgan, of Lake City, announce the engage ment and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Cheyene Morgan, of Wellborn, to Clayton Andrew McCauley, of Wellborn, son of Scott and Michelle McCauley of Wellborn. The bride is also the daughter of the late Troy Shane Norred. The wedding is planned for Saturday, August 8 at Falling Creek Chapel. The ceremony will be a private one, attended by family. A reception will soon be announced. The bride is a current student at FGC and works at Willowbrook Assisted Living. The groom is also a current college student and works at Willowbrook Assisted Living. COURTESYAnniversaryMary Katherine Clemens of Atlantic Beach wed Darrel Thomas Mathis of Hillard on June 17, 1989 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville. The cou ple celebrated their 25th anniversary last week. They have four children: Stephanie Mathis, Katherine Mathis, Danielle Mathis, and Matthew Mathis. The couple has lived in Lake City for 24 years. COURTESYAnniversaryMildred and Loyd Langston will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this month. Mildred, who grew up in New Smyrna Beach, wed Loyd, who grew up in Troy, Ala., on June 26, 1949. Their children will throw a cel ebration on Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2470 SW Sisters Welcome Road. The couple has 3 children: Ronald Langston (MaryAnn), Wanda Tosolini, and Janice Jordan (Ricky). They also have seven grandchildren. They currently reside in Lake City. Friends and family are invited to the celebration, but no gifts please. For questions, call 386-365-7875.


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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 3D DEAR ABBY: I’m a life long New York resident; my husband is not. So when he had an opportunity to move to Houston to be closer to his only brother, he desperately wanted to move. My children are grown and on their own, so no prob lem there. Although leaving my career, my mother and my children to move so far away was difficult for me, my husband doesn’t have much of a family, so I knew it was important to him. He never had children, and he wanted to be part of his niece’s and nephew’s lives. So we moved. Now we’re treated like we don’t exist! We’re not invited to family events, they never visit us and we’re not includ ed during holidays. These are the people who begged us for the last 13 years to move to Texas. I want to return to New York. He doesn’t want to go. I’m afraid if I insist, I’ll need to move back alone. Should I risk my marriage over it? — HOMESICK FOR NEW YORK DEAR HOMESICK: There is a middle ground between moving back to New York and staying in Texas. One of them is making regu lar trips to visit your mother, children and friends. Another would be to understand that your husband’s family cannot be your sole source of social activity. You and your husband should join clubs and vol unteer your time to some worthy causes. That’s the way people meet each other. Texans are known for their hospitality -so give them a fair chance. But only as a last resort should you sacrifice your marriage. DEAR ABBY: I became a widower two years ago and only recently started dating. Although I am in my early 70s, I’m in great physical shape and have all my hair. I am also financially well off and I think I’m rea sonably good looking. My concern is, how do I avoid becoming a trophy husband? — POTENTIAL PRIZE IN FLORIDA DEAR POTENTIAL PRIZE: That should be easy. Don’t reveal your financial status and don’t propose. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Fight the urge to make an impul sive decision. Time is on your side; wait it out and you will come out on top. Don’t share your personal secrets or your reputation may be at risk. Avoid anyone putting pres sure on you. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will meet someone interesting if you participate in community events or sign up for an interesting course. Don’t let what others do influence you. Stick to the rules and you will avoid trouble. Love is highlighted and romance favored. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can play but you must not over spend. Avoid risky joint ventures. Invest time, effort and a budgeted amount of money into self-improve ment. Involvement in a worthwhile group will bring you in contact with someone who can help you advance. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your curiosity will lead to interest ing encounters involving different cultures and traditions. The people you encounter along the way will offer insight and ideas that you can successfully incorporate into your everyday routine to improve your lifestyle and your future. ++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Face opposition head-on and be pre pared to make a last-minute change if necessary. Take the initiative to do things on your own and your way. Getting involved in community events will allow you to make new acquaintances and test your ideas. ++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put more into home, family and your personal accomplishments. You can improve your relationship with someone special by making a kind gesture. A short trip will have a positive emotional influence on you. Romance is in the stars. +++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take time to listen to someone’s grievances. Your insight and past experience will lead to a change in your personal life. Patience and common sense will be required in order to avoid unwanted reper cussions. Consider your motives before taking action. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Expand your interests and explore new territory. Day trips or develop ing skills, talents or anything else you want to pursue will bring you satisfaction and renewed enthu siasm. Love is in the stars and romance will heighten your person al life. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Re-evaluate your life and consider the changes required to bring you greater joy and satisfac tion. Consider career or geograph ical moves that are more in tune with what you want to achieve. Discussions with a partner will bring favorable results. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do your best to avoid dis agreements. Someone is likely to make a last-minute change that disrupts your plans. Take the ini tiative to make your home more comfortable and better suited to your needs. Love is highlighted. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look at your options and con sider different ways you can bring in extra cash. Network with former colleagues and make suggestions based on what you have to offer. Invest time and money in your future and you will succeed. ++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Attending a reunion or getting together with old friends will spark an interest in something you used to enjoy doing. Follow through and make suggestions that you join forces to turn an old dream into a new reality. Romance is on the rise. ++++ Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word Lone Star transplant longs for return to Empire State Q Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY CIPHER BIRTHDAYS Prunella Scales, 82; Dianne Feinstein, 81; Kris Kristofferson, 78; Peter Asher, 70; Todd Rundgren, 66; Meryl Streep, 65; Lindsay Wagner, 65; Cyndi Lauper, 61; Bruce Campbell, 56; Amy Brenneman, 50; Dan Brown, 50; Kurt Warner, 43; Mary Lynn Rajskub, 43; Caron Daly, 41; Donald Faison, 40; Douglas Smith, 29; Danny Green, 27. SUNDAY CROSSWORD ENRICHBY TONY ORBACH / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ No. 0615 ACROSS1 Sack lunch staple, for short7 Bumbling sergeant on “Hogan’s Heroes”14 Like a universal recipient20 Night lights21 Wyoming people22 Chief Theban deity23 Episode title for a cooking show featuring chicken recipes?25 Alex of “Blazing Saddles”26 Nixon’s veep27 “Get ___!”28 Lighten30 Grub31 Certain petty officer: Abbr.32 Goal for a comic working the Strip?38 Ballet and others40 Court grp.41 Awed42 Gere’s wife in “Dr. T & the Women”43 Bit of needlework?45 What a 9-5 worker worked on?46 Caper movie plot piece47 Informal advice to an overeager picker?52 “O.K.” from Tom Sawyer53 Spot, maybe57 Warning58 Floor59 German geographical name suffix61 “___ Street Blues”62 Jane ___, Helen Mirren’s “Prime Suspect” role64 Roberto Benigni’s Oscar-winning role in “Life Is Beautiful” 65 Writing tip66 Ill. neighbor67 Request to represent a Minnesota senator’s side of a debate?70 Word shouted immediately before “Feliz Ao Nuevo”71 Without exception73 Journalist Pyle74 Well maintained76 Go for ___77 Additions and subtractions, of a sort78 Lao-___79 Health care company in the Fortune 10080 Command81 Like one saying “I told you so!”82 Tarzan’s response when asked if the noodles are cooked?84 “You dig?” reply86 Murder88 Philip of “Kung Fu”89 Tries to hear better, say92 Either Abby or Martha in “Arsenic and Old Lace”93 Carrying one is part of a tour duty95 Performer of tricks?99 Naval officer who’s an expert in astrology?103 “I’ll pass”104 Lupino and Tarbell105 Scottish hillside106 Basketball goaltending locale107 Nimble109 “Oh, no? 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Most of them are for students applying for further education, but I get a fair number of requests for students going into military service. I also get a lot of requests from employers wanting to verify that an applicant has graduated from Fort White as claimed. One of the major summer projects at FWHS is developing the master schedule of classes for fall. We start with the core classes, said Cindy Clark, administrator for guidance. For each class at each grade, we have to determine how many students will be moving up into that class. We also have to track how many students needing that class are coming in from outside Columbia County or leaving the county. Once we know how many students will need, say, eighth-grade world history, we can divide that number by the maximum number of students allowed by state regulations (in middle school, 22 per class) to know how many eighth-grade U.S. history classes well need to have. Then we schedule those. After we have the core classes taken care of, then well work in the electives. Because of the impact new enrollees can have on the system, FHWS encourages parents who have recently moved into the county to contact the school to preregister their children as soon as possible rather than waiting until school is about to start. The sooner we know that your children are here, the better we can make sure that the classes they need are available, Clark said. Guidance counselors work closely with Clark on constructing the master schedule, as each guidance counselor is responsible for tracking the students assigned to them and ensuring that they have both the grades and the credits needed to stay on track for graduation. Once the master schedule is constructed, the guidance counselors will have their hands full developing students individual schedules. Summer is also a surprisingly good time for scheduling parent/ student conferences with guidance counselors. While we have a lot to do right now, we dont have the complications that come up when all the students are on campus, said guidance counselor Stephanie Hencin. If you have concerns about how your child is progressing, summer is a good time to come in and talk about those. Guidance counselors can also provide advisement about higher education for interested students. If you have a need or question that FWHS staff can address, administrative staff are at the school from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, while guidance counselors are available from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on the same days. Students needs dont end with the school year, said Keen. Thats why were here. 4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 156 N. Marion Ave. Lake City Downtown 752-5470We know exactly what they want in a wedding or shower gift. We update their list as gifts are purchased, and gift wrap.Lisa Macalister Mark Vanzant June 7, 2014 ~ Bridgett Beasley James Greene June 8, 2014 ~ Britney Munns Austin Thrasher July 26, 2014 ~ Lesley Cox Patrick Banis August 9, 2014 China, Crystal, Flatware and GiftsCouples registered: PATIENT-FRIENDLY LOCATION LAUREL A.WARWICKE, M.D. Radiation Oncologist CANCER CARE EXPERTISE Dean McCarley, M.D. Bobby Harrison, M.D. Martin Holzman, M.D. Uma Iyer, M.D.Gainesville 352.331.0900 Lake City 386.755.0601 New Generation Christian School Summer Benet RafeWin a Beach Package!3 days, 2 night stay at the Beachers Lodge Condo in St. Augustine.Includes gift certicates for Harrys, Saltwater Cowboys and South Beach Grill. ($500.00 Value)Drawing July 11, 2014. $5.00 (suggested donation)All proceeds go to Benevolence Fundraiser.(386) 758-4710Call or come by: MondayFriday 8am 4pm Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingsworth are Co lumbia County residents who love good food and fun. Their column on their favorite recipes appears twice a month. You can contact them at them. If you arent a supreme fisherman like Al Torrans, dont worry. Salt Creek will solve that problem when you read their menu. They have a wide range of choices for seafood lovers. Starting with the appetizers you will find grouper gumbo ($3.99 or 4.99), oyster stew ($3.99 and 4.99), smoked mullet dip ($7.99), fried blue crab fingers ($7.99), Gator Bites ($9.99), Crab cakes, soft shell crabs, locally harvested clams and others to choose from. All this just to get you started. Numerous salads are available including shrimp salad ($9.99), grilled or fried. The side orders, which come with most entres, include baked potato, cole slaw, grits or cheese grits, hushpuppies, Savannah red rice, sweet potato fries, tossed side salad, Suwannee fries, steamed red potatoes and vegetable de jour. Most of us ordered the cole slaw and cheese grits as our sides. We all agreed that the slaw was just perfect if you like yours on the sweeter side, which of course we do. Grits were hot, cheesy and buttery. What more can I say except it is perfect when you are eating fish. While our fish was cooking and I was sipping my margarita, we wandered out to the large deck, which seats about 100. There is an area that live bands use on occasion and a Tiki bar sets up on Friday and Saturdays. Seems like this must be the place in Suwannee on the weekends. The bar offers full service. The view is just awesome. To me it is what can be described as the Old Florida. No high risers, no city sounds, no congestion, just peace and quiet and the marsh, river and Gulf spread out in front of you. Menu items that caught my eye were numerous. Very appealing is the Low Country Boil ($12.99 or 18.99) and it includes red potatoes and corn with shrimp and sausage. You can get a Peel and Eat of boiled shrimp or snow crabs or a combination of both of these for $16.99 or 26.99. Land and Sea is a combo of either steak and shrimp ($22.99) or Prime rib and crab legs ($26.99). Burgers and Sandwiches arent all your usual ones. They include gator tail, grouper and crab cake. The Salt Creek Po Boy sounded very appealing. It is served on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato, pickle and cole slaw with either fried shrimp or oysters ($6.99). Sounds like New Orleans where I had my first oyster PoBoy. Seafood Combos are fried unless requested and served with hush puppies and two sides. You pick and choose two from the following: shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, mullet, grouper, catfish, crab fingers or scallops. ($17.99) If you are a hearty diner you might want to try the Fishermans Platter. Your choice is Fish of the Day, Mullet or Catfish plus you get shrimp, oysters, blue crab cocktail fingers and Salt Creek crab cake, ($24.99) I wonder if Ron Foreman or Al Torrans have ever tackled one of these? The menu has more but these are the items that caught my fancy. There are desserts but we werent able to manage one. They were Coconut Cream Pie ($3.99), Slap Your Momma Cake, which is hot fudge chocolate cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream ($4.99), Key Lime Pie ($3.99) and ice cream. ($1.50) On second thought, a scoop of sherbet after that fish dinner might have just hit the spot. After dinner we had a conversation with one of the owners, Ginger Shealey. She is a 1/3 owner along with Libby Garrett and Chuck Davis. Ginger grew up in Yellow Jacket (Dixie County). I loved that name, its a lot better than Homerville. She said that the restaurant can seat 125 guests with 100 additional seats outside. She came to Salt Creek after working at Bob Evans in Gainesville. Ginger says that the most popular dish ordered is the Shrimp & Oyster combo followed by the grouper. They are open year round but the busiest time starts in the spring and goes til the fall. She was delightful to talk to and Im sure youll meet her when you try her restaurant since she makes her rounds and talks with her diners to make sure everything is to their satisfaction. I asked her if anyone famous had ever visited the Salt Creek Restaurant and after some thought, she said that Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothes and Coach Will Muschamp and I dont have to say where he coaches. Of course I had to ask if Cher was with Gregg. I read that many veteran fishermen believe that proximity to the steady, freshwater outflow of the Suwannee River improves the fishing and let me add that I think it improves the flavor of the fish. Located at 23440 SE Highway 349, Salt Creek Restaurant is open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Telephone number is 352 542-7072. By the way, just so you know, they dont accept American Express credit cards. TASTEContinued From 1D SUMMERContinued From 1D D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.If you are set on growing rhubarb in North Florida, there are a couple of alternative methods to check out. Both methods employ using the rhubarb plant as an annual; one from seed and one from Northern stock. UF Master Gardeners will research your gardening questions to find the answers. Stop in and chat on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 until noon at the UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County office located at 971 W. Duval Street. VEGETABLEContinued From 1D Weddings and EngagementsIf you were recently engaged or have an upcoming wedding and would like to announce it in the Lake City Reporter, out an announcement form.