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CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 217 TODAYÂ’S WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4ANews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7AObituaries . . . . . . . . . . . 5AAdvice & Comics . . . . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2B SPORTSTigers fall to Santa Fe, 1B. 77 54 Fog , 2A Home invasion victim jailed, Page 3A. + PLUS >> Big weekendin Live Oak See Page 8ALOCAL Force of Motion See Page 2AAT SCHOOL Kirkman sticks with Rangers See Page 1BBASEBALL Yoho: Bill not Â‘symbolicÂ’ BUS continued on 6A By SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.comA Blanche Hotel stakeholdersÂ’ committee has been formed to further discuss a letter of intent from a Valdosta, Ga. development company to turn the Blanche into business offices, condominiums and space for retail stores and restaurants, City Manager and Economic Development Advisory Board member Wendell Johnson said at WednesdayÂ’s EDAB meet ing. The 10-member committee, composed of local business leaders, will meet for the first time on Dec. 16 at 8:30 a.m. at the economic development department building at 259 NE Franklin St. Suite 101. The purpose of the meeting is to gather feedback on Integrity Development Partners, LLCÂ’s letter of intent to redevelop the Blanche and to discuss the terms IDP laid out in its letter, Johnson said. Blanche Hotel committee to discuss optionsBLANCHE continued on 6A By ROBERT BRIDGESrbridges@lakecityreporter.com Congressman Ted Yoho on Wednesday said his bill to block President Barack ObamaÂ’s plans for executive action on immi gration was not merely symbolic and that if the president chose to ignore the bill once passed, there would be consequences that could include impeachment. YohoÂ’s bill, HR 5759, the Â“Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014,Â” would bar the president from exempt ing or deferring undocumented immigrants from deportation on his own. The bill makes excep tions for individ uals Â“at immi nent risk of serious bodily harm or death,Â” or who need to remain here in order to stand trial or tes tify at the trial of another. Some have characterized the bill, which does not include spending restrictions, as a sym bolic way for conservative Republicans to voice displeasure with ObamaÂ’s plan for unilateral action, while still avoiding a government shutdown. Yoho said he doesnÂ’t want a shutdown either, but bristles at the idea the bill is merely symbolic. Â“We didnÂ’t put it out just to feel good,Â” he told the Lake City Reporter by phone from Washington on Wednesday. Â“Legally, weÂ’ve taken away (ObamaÂ’s) authority to under mine the immigration laws.Â” Yoho says he has heard rum blings that Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid may take the bill Says legislation to stop ObamaÂ’s pending executive action on immigration has teeth. Yoho YOHO continued on 6A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterA committee has been formed to discuss a development companyÂ’s intent to turn the Blanche Hotel into business offices. Busload of kids involved in crashBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.com A Columbia County School bus carrying 26 middle school children was involved in a traffic crash Wednesday morn ing, resulting in a trip to the hospital for one child. According to informa tion from Mike Lee, Lake City Police Department public information officer, the crash occurred around 8:41 a.m. at the intersec tion of Southwest Marion Avenue and Malone Street when a car collided with the bus. A 1995 Bluebird school bus driven by Dennis Beedle, 74, was travel ing north on Northwest Marion Avenue when a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Gail Mickel, 77, no address given, turned north onto Marion Avenue from Malone Street and struck the bus on its front left corner. Â“The bus had children on it heading to Richardson Middle School,Â” said Lex Carswell, school district assistant superintendent. Â“One of the children was taken by ambulance to the hospital complaining of a headache.Â” Ten-member group will assess Valdosta companyÂ’s proposal. One was taken to hospital butlater released. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterDylan McMahon, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 85, has organized a canned food drive for the needy. Boxes for canned and non-perishab le food can be found at the Lake City Reporter, Columbia County Public Library Ma in and West branches, Firehouse Subs and Columbia High School. Â‘Th is (project) is definitely neat,Â’ McMahon said. Â‘I like giving back to the community and supporting those who are not as well-off as others. ItÂ’s unifying. ItÂ’ s a great feel ing to give food to those who need it.Â’ Life ScoutÂ’s project Â‘eye-openingÂ’ When local teen set out to help the needy, he saw just how widespread the problem was in the area.By EMILY BUCHANANebuchanan@lakecityreporter.comA Life Scout who was chosen to attend a National Youth Leadership Training camp last summer has decided to put his leadership skills into action as he helps the community this holiday season. Dylan McMahon, 15, from Boy Scouts of America Troop 85 and a Columbia High School sophomore, began placing boxes at five loca tions around town on Wednesday to collect non-perishable food that will be donated to Catholic Charities. The five locations include the Lake City Reporter, Firehouse Subs, Columbia High School, the Columbia County Public Library and the West Branch Library, he said. McMahon plans to collect non-perishable food beginning Wednesday through the end of the first week in January. McMahon delivers a box to library director Deborah Paulson at the library main branch on Wednesday. He will be collecting food thr ough New YearÂ’s Day. Â‘I think this project is worthwhile,Â’ Paulson said. Â‘ ItÂ’s certainly very good. IÂ’m really happy to help out the Boy Scouts.Â’ PROJECT continued on 6ALake City Reporter
2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 NEW YORK N BC News medical reporter Nancy Snyderman apol ogized on the Â“TodayÂ” show Wednesday for vio lating her quarantine for Ebola exposure, saying she failed to appreciate how frightened Americans were of the disease. It was SnydermanÂ’s first on-air appearance in a month and a half, and she followed her talk with Matt Lauer by reporting a story on women and depression. NBC had kept her off the air following an angry public reaction to her broken promise: After saying sheÂ’d stay in her New Jersey home until the danger for symptoms of the disease had passed, she was spotted in a car getting takeout food. Â“IÂ’m very sorry for not only scaring my commu nity and the country, but adding to the confusion of terms that came as fast and furious as the news about Ebola,Â” said Synderman, a surgeon who has worked for NBC News since 2006 after a long stint at ABC. Snyderman had been reporting on the Ebola outbreak in Liberia in October and worked briefly with cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who came down with the dead ly virus. Mukpo came back to the United States for treatment and has since recovered, and no one else from NBC was infected. Snyderman said she and fellow crew members were taking their tem peratures several times a day to check to see if they were developing symp toms. But within 72 hours of agreeing to a 21-day quarantine, Snyderman left her home, compelling New Jersey authorities to then make her quarantine mandatory. She said Â“good peo ple make mistakes and I stepped outside the boundaries of what I promised to do and what the public expected of me, and for that IÂ’m sorry.Â” Snyderman said she would be willing to go back to Africa tomor row to cover Ebola. Left unsaid was whether NBC would take her off the story given the furor over her viola tion. There was genuine doubt among NBC exec utives about whether Snyderman would be allowed to return at all. NBC said Wednesday it was not commenting beyond SnydermanÂ’s interview. Kelly Rowland mourns death of mother at 66 NEW YORK Â— Kelly Rowland is mourning the death of her mother. The singer announced in a statement that Doris Rowland Garrison died Tuesday in Atlanta at age 66 Â— days before her birthday on Saturday. The former DestinyÂ’s Child member, who recently became a mother herself, called her mother an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so she could become the person she is today. Rowland and her hus band Tim Weatherspoon welcomed a baby boy, Titan Jewell, last month. Garrison has one other child, RowlandÂ’s older brother Orlando. 7a 1p 7p 1a 6a LAKE CITY ALMANAC SU N MOO N UV INDEX EXTREME : 10 minutes to bur n T odayÂ’s ultra-violet radiation risk for the ar ea on a scale fr om 0 to 10+ . FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. 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Record highRecord low Normal month-to-dateNormal year-to-date THU 7754 FRI 7554 SAT 7454 SUN 7250 MON 6947 WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 20Â° 30Â° 40Â° 50Â° 60Â° 70Â° 80Â° 90Â° ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed 64 57 69 76 787878 36 34 32 42 49 5757 Actual highActual low Average highAverage low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Thursday, Dec. 4 Thursday's highs/Thursday night's low 4 Moderate mins to burn 40 Widespread fog Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Light wind Partly cloudy Light wind Partly cloudy Light wind 6:09 a.m. HI LOHI LOHI LOHI LOHI LO 43.29" 5:11 p.m. Forecasts, data and graphics WSI Â©2014 Bond denied for man in bow-and-arrow death MARY ESTHER A Florida Panhandle man charged with first-degree murder in the bow-and-arrow death of his mother will remain jailed without bond. An Okaloosa County judge turned down the bond request for 42-year-old Michael Watkins at a hearing on Monday morning. An arrest report states that Watkins shot arrows into his motherÂ’s head early Sunday after an argument. Officers discovered 65-year-old Gloria Watkins dead after neighbors reported a loud dispute at the Mary Esther home. The Pensacola News Journal reports that Michael WatkinsÂ’ next court appear ance is scheduled for Jan. 27. School bus burns on I-4 near Orlando DAVENPORTÂ— The Florida Highway Patrol says a school bus caught on fire as it traveled on Interstate 4 in central Florida. Troopers dispatched units about 7:42 a.m. Wednesday as the bus was stopped near U.S. 27 in Davenport, which is between Tampa and Orlando. The Discovery Academy bus experi enced mechanical problems and the driv er had pulled to the shoulder and stopped when the vehicle caught on fire. Troopers say it was later consumed by fire. The bus was carrying 38 middle school children. No one was injured. All lanes of I-4 were briefly closed due to heavy smoke. Officer climbs tree to rescue upset 1st grader BRADENTON Â— A Florida police officer climbed a tree to retrieve first grader who was apparently upset about being disciplined. The Bradenton Herald reports the incident happened Tuesday at Ballard Elementary School. Police say the boy was brought down from the tree and handed over to his mother. No further details were immedi ately available. Teen charged with bringing gun to school LARGO Â— A Largo High School stu dent is accused of bringing an unloaded handgun to school. Police say they have no information that the teen intended to fire the weapon at school. The 17-year-old told police he brought the .22-caliber weapon to school on Tuesday to prevent his mother from finding it at home. Authorities were called after receiving a tip about the weapon. The gun and a clip of ammunition were found inside the teenÂ’s backpack. Scripture of the Day DonÂ’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER STATE & LOCAL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 3AFrom staff reportsFlorida Gateway College has been named one of the 50 Most Affordable Public Schools for In-State Students in the United States. FGC ranked 43rd on the list and is one of only two Florida institutions to be featured in the list compiled by the website, AffordableColleges.com. â€œFlorida Gov. Rick Scott has asked colleges to do everything they can to make college more affordable for students,â€ said Dr. Charles Hall, president of Florida Gateway College. â€œTo be named to this list of the most affordable colleges in the United States, it not only fits the governorâ€™s guidance but is also a real benefit to all of our students in their quest for degrees and cer tifications. â€œAt a time when everyone is concerned about the rising cost of tuition and the value derived from a college education, itâ€™s gratifying to know that Florida Gateway College can offer some of the lowest tuitions in the United States and still offer the quality academ ic and training programs that we have,â€ Hall said. AffordableColleges. com utilized information from the National Center for Education Statisticsâ€™ IPEDS and College Navigator to compile the list, and two primary factors were used to develop the rankings. The first is the average in-state tuition. The second factor, the institutional financial aid rate, is the percentage of students who receive financial aid directly from the school through scholarships or work-study arrangements. The most current data was from the 2011-2012 school year, which listed FGCâ€™s aver age in-state tuition as $2,369 and its institutional financial aid rate at 49 percent. AffordableColleges. comâ€™s mission is to provide prospective college students with the most accurate and relevant information on making higher education more cost-effective. To help students with research for affordable college options, the organization puts together ranked lists of the most affordable options based on preferred school type, as well as articles about affordability trends.FGC named one of 50 Most Affordable Public Schools for In-State Studentsâ€˜...Itâ€™s gratifying to know Florida Gateway College can oer some of the lowest tuitions in the United States and still oer the quality academic and training programs that we have.â€™â€” Dr. Charles Hall By NICK ROLLISONnrollison@lakecityreporter.comTwo men are in custody for an October home invasion robbery, according to a Lake City Police Department news release, and one of the victims has been jailed on separate charges. Joesph L. Witt, 22, and Tyrece L. Roundtree, 25, were jailed Wednesday for a home invasion robbery that took place on October 24, the release said. Police say Witt broke into the home of Nicole R. Parker, 26, of Labonte Lane, and robbed both her and her friend Antonio D. Thomas, 27, at gunpoint. Witt entered through Parkerâ€™s window and held the two up with a BB pistol, the release said. Witt allegedly stole Parkerâ€™s purse, which contained debit cards, keys, and what is believed to have been $400 worth of synthetic mar ijuana. Witt also stole a laptop, Playstation 3, and keys to Thomasâ€™s Chevy Lumina, the release said. Parker reportedly suspected Roundtree of the robbery because the robber knew how to get inside her home and knew the contents of her purse, she told police. After a three day manhunt, Witt was located by LCPD Investigators and Criminal Interdiction Officers. Witt admitted he had been involved in the crime, but said Roundtree had forced him to do so at gunpoint. He said Roundtree drove them to Parkerâ€™s residence, told Witt how to enter her home and provided him with a BB gun. Roundtree later took possession of the stolen goods, according to the release. The home invasion rob bery was not reported for two days because the robber told the victims he would kill them if they called police. Thomasâ€™s stolen car was eventually found in a Live Oak parking lot by the Live Oak Police Department. Roundtree is a resident of Live Oak and LCPD has taken fingerprints from the car and is awaiting identifi cation, the release also said. Witt was jailed with a $250,000 bond while Roundtree has a bond of $1,265,000, the release said. Parker was arrested Tuesday on charges of robbery, sexual assault, kidnapping, battery and violation of probation. It is not clear whether or how the charges are related to the home invasion. Police could not comment due to an ongoing investigation, Officer Mike Lee said.Two face charges in home invasion Roundtree Witt Parker By JULIE PACEAP White House CorrespondentWASHINGTON â€” In a rare one-onone meeting, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday sized up the prospects for bipartisan cooperation between a White House and Republican Party that have struggled for years to find common ground. Ahead of the Oval Office meeting, Obama outlined his most specific blueprint yet for striking compromises with Congress when the GOP takes full control of Capitol Hill next month. The president said there was "definitely a deal to be done" on overhauling the nation's complicated tax code, but suggested it could take lawmakers more than six months to iron out the details of such an agreement. He said a deal on infrastructure spending could be included in a tax overhaul package and predicted progress on overseas trade agreements. On immigration, Obama said he expected Republicans to attempt to dismantle his recent executive orders, then eventually come around to the idea of pursuing legislation to deal with the millions of people in the U.S. illegally. "I don't think that's something this Congress will be able to do right away," Obama said during a question-and-answer session with business leaders. "Temperatures need to cool a bit in the wake of my executive action." McConnell, the Kentucky lawmaker who is soon to become Senate majority leader, has broadly agreed with Obama's calls for tax reform, improving the nation's infrastructure and inking free trade pacts. But McConnell said Tuesday that he has been "perplexed" by Obama's response to his party's sweeping defeats in the midterm elections last month, specifically his decision to press forward with presidential directives on immigration. "I don't know what we can expect in terms of reaching bipartisan agreement," McConnell said. "That's my first choice, to look at things we agree on â€” if there are any." Neither McConnell nor Obama spoke publicly after their hour-long meeting Wednesday. A spokesman for McConnell called the sit-down "a good meeting" but offer no further details. The two men have a chilly rela tionship, with McConnell once asserting that his goal was to make Obama a one-term president. The senator's office said Wednesday's meeting marked just the third time the two men have met face-to-face without other lawmak ers. They met one-on-one in 2010 and held another discussion in June 2011, a meeting Vice President Joe Biden also attended, according to McConnell's office. The day after Democrats' defeats in the midterm elections, the president suggested he would be open to more personal time with McConnell. "I would enjoy some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell," said Obama, who last year mocked the idea of having a drink with the GOP leader. 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OPINION Thursday, December 4, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Â— Â“Newspapers get things done!Â” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Emily Lawson, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writerÂ’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: firstname.lastname@example.org C ongressman Ted Yoho and his con-servative colleagues in Washington are rightly set on stopping the president from granting amnesty to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants with no input whatsoever from the legislative branch. ThatÂ’s just not how we do things in the United States. We have checks and balances and the separation of powers. Everybody knows that, or so we thought. ItÂ’s right there in the Constitution, for crying out loud. The question is how to make the president understand it. YohoÂ’s proposed legislation, scheduled for a vote today in the House of Representatives, is simple and direct. His bill would just say Â“NoÂ” to Barack ObamaÂ’s insistence he can do what he wants whenever he wishes. Whether it will work is another matter.Even should YohoÂ’s colleagues in the Senate take up the matter, the president might well just ignore them too. ThatÂ’s when things get dicey.No one wants another government shutdown, but itÂ’s pretty clear another budget showdown is coming. Yoho and his friends have some procedural tricks up their sleeves involving the budgetary process, but itÂ’s not clear tricks will carry the day in the end. Still, we applaud Yoho for making clear that Congress isnÂ’t just going to roll over this time. Or so we hope.Rep.Yoho takes on the president Q Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1619, a group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Va., where they held a service thank-ing God for their safe arrival. (Some suggest this was the true first Thanksgiving in America, ahead of the PilgrimsÂ’ arrival in Massachusetts.) In 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. Apple-1: Soul of a new era O n Dec. 11, an Apple-1 com-puter that co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parentsÂ’ Los Altos, Calif., garage in 1976 hits the auction block. ChristieÂ’s auction officials expect the bidding to reach more than $500,000. The computerÂ’s original price tag: $600. We imagine this news will send millions of Americans scurrying into the garage or spelunking in the base-ment for computerized treasures from the time when the primitive portable computers and monster-sized cellphones roamed the Earth. This is the same treasure-hunt impulse that drives comic book col-lectors on the never-ending quest for, say, the first edition of the Superman comic, or a perfectly preserved 1967 Chevrolet Corvette hidden under a tarp in a barn in Indiana. The only difference: You can still leaf through that Superman comic, though its pages would be brittle and you could endanger a million-dollar investment. You can still hop in the bucket seat of a vintage Corvette and floor it. For that matter, a vintage typewriter can still turn out a Pulitzer Prize-winning manuscript. The Apple-1 may be Â“fully operational,Â” as the auctioneers promise, but weÂ’d guess that loading iOS 8 would take until ... never. Still, the appeal here is this machineÂ’s provenance: Documents show it was sold by Jobs himself, then 21, from his parentsÂ’ garage. You can imagine the Apple guru pitching the machine to his neigh-bor, businessman Charles Ricketts, as Â“insanely great,Â” one of his favor-ite phrases. Ricketts even kept his original canceled check. Nice touch there. The Apple-1 helped create Â“the Big Bang momentÂ” of personal com-puting, Andrew McVinish, ChristieÂ’s director of decorative arts, tells us. It reminds us of something rare and precious: A moment when a couple of guys in a garage launched a new era with a bold idea and boundless enthusiasm.Big-government fix-it fixations Q Chicago Tribune T hereÂ’s a surefire trick the capital cityÂ’s chattering heads learned long ago, while working the talk-for-pay circuit out in the heartland. To get your audience laughing from the get-go, hereÂ’s your fool-proof opening line: Â“IÂ’m from Washington and IÂ’m here to help you!Â” So it was a double-blink surprise the other day when the SenateÂ’s third-ranking Democrat, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, delivered a lengthy National Press Club speech on what his party must do to rebound from their sweeping 2014 defeats to be winners again by 2016. Â“Democrats must embrace government,Â” Schumer said. Â“ItÂ’s what we believe in; itÂ’s what unites our party; and, most importantly, itÂ’s the only thing thatÂ’s going to get the middle class going again. ... We must convince the middle class that the only way out of their morass is by embracing a strong and effective government, not demeaning or run-ning from it.Â” First blink: Huh? As chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center, Schumer is the DemocratsÂ’ designated mes-sage-maker. So, did the top message man never hear that old Washington joke? Second blink: Or maybe Schumer heard it but never really got it. He was pleased to have his big govern-ment embrace spread through the heartland that just resoundingly rejected the notion that big govern-ment is the solution for anything. Fourteen blocks up Pennsylvania Avenue from where Schumer was speaking, Senate and House Republican leaders were struggling to create a working semblance of unity that would keep their partyÂ’s most anti-government right wingers from pushing to defund government Â— knowing that would probably enrage their newly won middle class voters, especially those in blue states. When SchumerÂ’s message of big-government-is-your-only-hope reached Capitol Hill, we can envi-sion the GOP leadersÂ’ reactions: Senate Minority (soon-to-be Majority) Leader Mitch McConnell, voicing a soft Â“Thank you, Jesus!Â” and House Speaker John Boehner perhaps wiping away tears of joy. Or we can stick with reality: the most on-point response was issued by the YG Network, a group of conserva-tive idea spinners who call them-selves the Â“Young GunsÂ” and have considerable influence with GOP leaders: Â“The failure of big-govern-ment liberalism is why liberals were overwhelmingly rebuked at the polls this month.Â” But if you can blink your way through SchumerÂ’s pro-government fix-it fixation (and if you can survive his overblown rhetoric and redun-dancies, in a speech that lasted twice as long as it was supposed to) you come to an analysis that is spot-on. (ReadersÂ’ Warning Note: You may not be able to read SchumerÂ’s views; his Senate website didnÂ’t list a speech transcript. One callerÂ’s telephoned request to SchumerÂ’s office for a transcript produced no response. Until Schumer can fix his own micro-government glitch, youÂ’d better stick with YouTube.) Schumer correctly noted that Barack ObamaÂ’s 2008 election gave Democrats their chance of rebirth-ing big government benevolence. And he was especially correct in his conclusion Â— which was stun-ning not because it was wrong but because he had the guts to flat-out say it: Â“Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem Â— health care reform.Â” While Schumer couched his criticism in terms of generic Â“Democrats,Â” he was unmistakably firing bigtime blasts at ObamaÂ’s decision to push for health reform first. Â“It wasnÂ’t the change we were hired to make,Â” Schumer said. Â“Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, better wages and more jobs. Not changes in health care.Â” Schumer noted 85 percent of Americans had health-care paid by Medicare, Medicaid, or their employer. Schumer said ObamaÂ’s reform Â“was aimed at the 36 million Americans who were not covered.Â” He should have added: plus all Americans with pre-existing conditions who needed to transfer insurance coverage. Obama should have pushed first for quick-acting, long-term job-creat-ing government programs (rebuild-ing AmericaÂ’s roads, bridges and rail infrastructure). Then, bipartisan health reform might have been pos-sible. As things turned out, Team ObamaÂ’s disastrous healthcare web-site rollout, plus flawed administra-tion responses to unrelated crises (Islamic State, Veterans Affairs, U.S. border infiltration, Ebola) fueled perceptions of government failure. On Election Day, Republicans won big without offering any big ideas. SchumerÂ’s undisguised disgust came down to this: Team Obama failed because it repeatedly blew off the smart but hardly intellectual warning Bill ClintonÂ’s 1992 team made into its mantra: Â“ItÂ’s the econ-omy, stupid.Â” Martin SchramMcClatchy-Tribune News Service Q Martin Schram is a veteran Washington journalist, author and TV documentary executive. Readers may send him email at email@example.comAOPINION
Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 5A Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.COMMUNITY CALENDAR Holidays at the GalleryThe Gateway Art Gallery, 168 N. Marion Ave., continues Â“Holidays at GalleryÂ” with specially priced art, reduced for holiday shopping. This art is marked with a red sticker in the main gallery floor, and also in the unique Gift Shop. The main gallery features new art from 33 local artists in a variety of mediums, styles, and sizes to please the discerning shopper. Gift certificates are also avail able for the uncertain shopper. Art classes make great gifts That last a lifetime and are available for all ages. The classes are also featuring a savings of one free class with four purchased classes. Any questions call the Gallery at 7525229.Master Gardener TrainingThe 2015 Florida Master Gardener Training begins in January. Applications from Columbia County res idents will be accepted now through Dec. 5. Forms are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday Â– Friday at the Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170. For directions, call Linda at 752-5384.AuditionsAuditions for the High Springs PlayhouseÂ’s pro duction of Â“Five Southern WomenÂ” will be Dec. 7-8 at 7 p.m. Play plot: Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North CarolinaÂ’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each otherÂ’s lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Auditions will be at 130 NE 1st Avenue, High Springs.Police AcademyLake City Police Department is currently accept ing applications for the fifth session of the LCPD Citizens Police Academy which will begin on January 15, 2015. The 12-week course will be held every Thursday night from 6-9 p.m. at the Public Safety Building Training Room. The goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to facilitate the recruitment of local citizens to participate in a free, hands-on, interactive public information training. Residents and the business community will have an opportunity to get a real Â“insiderÂ’sÂ” look into the internal operations and functions of law enforce ment and your local police department. Space is limited and applicants must pass the criminal background screening, be 18 years of age, be a US citizen, hold a valid driverÂ’s license and have no criminal history. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by 5 p.m. To request an application, call Crista Thomas, Community Relations Coordinator, at (386) 719-5742 or email her at email@example.com. Applications can also be downloaded at www.lclfapd.com.Friends of IchetuckneeThe Friends of Ichetucknee Springs State Park will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, December 8 from 5:30 7 p.m. at the Education Center located at the South end of the Park off US Hwy. 27, Fort White. Planning for events for 2015 and membership will be discussed. Call Valerie at 386-466-2193.Class ReunionThe CHS classes of 1949-1953 will hold a reunion on Friday, December 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Mason City Community Center. Out of town members must only bring themselves. Locals should bring a covered dish. Chicken pilau, drinks and plasticware will be provided. This is an open reunion and any class member is welcome. Call 752-7544 for more.Christmas ParadeThe Rotary Club of Lake City has begun the planning for the Rotary Christmas parade, which will be held on December 13 at 6 p.m. Parade chairman Greg Houston announced that the theme this year will be Â“Christmas Around the WorldÂ” and the Grand Marshals will be Steve and Rita Dopp of United Way. Applications and parade safety guidelines are available at the United Way of Suwannee Valley offices at 325 NE Hernando Avenue. The contact person there is Jayne Wilson at 386-752-5604 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested parties and organizations may also find all the information on applications and fees on their website, www.unitedwaysuwanneevalley.org. KaylinÂ’s CradleKaylin Stewart, 3, was diagnosed with Leukemia in August 2014. Her family will be raffling a custom-made cradle on December 24 at Parnell Bookkeeping, 323 S. Marion Ave. The cradle, made with Southern Cedar by KaylinÂ’s great-grandfather Robert Parnell, is currently on display there. Raffle tickets to offset medical expenses are $10 each or three for $25. Call 386-755-7878 with questions or for more information.World RaceLake City native Rachel Snowden is currently on her sixth month of the World Race, a missions-based trip that takes her to eleven countries in eleven months. Her final wave of fundraising is due at the end of December. She has reached 82 percent of her $16,264 goal. If you would like to donate to her World Race, please visit her blog at http://rachel snowden.theworldrace.org and click Â“Support Me.Â”EVENTS COMING UP JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterTwo new members join CCSOColumbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in two new members in a c eremony Wednesday. Mackenzie Guerra (left) and Anson Johnson (right) were sworn in as detention deputies. Detentio n Deputies Guerra and Johnson will be assigned to the Detention Division as detention officers. Dec. 5Best ChristmasThe High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Avenue, High Springs, is presenting Â“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,Â” opening on Friday, December 5 and running through Sunday, December 21. Opening night will also feature a wine and hors dÂ’oeuvres reception. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $8 with a student ID, and $10 for Seniors on Sundays. Tickets are available at Pampered Paws (210 NE 1st Avenue, High Springs), The Framery of Lake City or www.HighSpringsPlayhouse.com. Dec. 6Yard SaleA benefit yard sale spon sored by Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Home Mission Society for Jacqueline Williams will be held Saturday, December 6 at 153 SW Mulberry Drive off of Branford Highway. All proceeds will help defray some of JackieÂ’s medical expense for her fast progression Multiple Sclerosis. The yard sale will begin at 9 a.m.RC ClinicGateway RC Club will host its first RC Clinic on Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. at the race track. Brian Lewis and son Landen have made the clinic possible and will draw in other top-notch racers from the region. Pre-registration for the clinic is required. Do so by visiting teamlewisrac ing.com/clinic. Call Tim Murray at 352-260-7152 with questions or for more.Birding WalkFour Rivers Audubon is sponsoring its month ly Lake City Bird Walk at Alligator Lake, 420 SE Alligator Glen, on Dec. 6 starting at 8 a.m. All are welcome, loaner binoculars are welcome. Bird walks are always on the first Saturday of each cooler month unless otherwise notified. The walks last from 2-4 hours depending on the weather but you can leave whenever you like. For more infor mation, Contact, Valerie Thomas 386-758-9558, email@example.com. Dec. 7Ladies AuxiliaryVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, will host a Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast fundraiser from 9-11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7. Karaoke with Mark begins at 2 p.m. Wings, shrimp, and burgers will be served from 1:30-3 p.m. Call 386-752-5001 for more. Dec. 9SRWMD BoardThe Suwannee River Water Management DistrictÂ’s Governing Board will meet Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting Lisa Cheshire at 386-362-1001 or by visiting the DistrictÂ’s website at www.mysuwanneeriver.com.Safety ProgramProtect yourself and your family this holiday season by getting in the know. Attend a Safety Program with a presentation by Lt. Robert Holloway with the Columbia County SheriffÂ’s Office on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 259 NE Hernando Ave. The kitchen will be open. For more information call Ms. Wezzie at 386-365-7117. Erik Dustin Mendell Mr. Erik Dustin Mendell, age 23, of Lake City, Florida died Monday, Dec. 1, from injuries received in an automobile ac cident . Mr. Mendell was born in Jacksonville, Florida and had resided in Lake City, Fla. since 1991. He was employed as a vi nyl installer with Victor Mend nell Custom Vinyl LLC of Lake City, Fla. and also with vi nyl man Jerry Wilson. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, a graduate of Fort White High School Class of 2009, and a member of the Aycock Hunting Club of Mayo, )ODDQGORYHGWRKXQWÃ€VKDQGbe at the beach. He is survived by his parents, Victor and Kim Mendell of Lake City, Fla.: His Ã€DQFpH'DQLHOOH/\QQ0RRUH of Fort White, Fla.: Two broth ers, Charles Lee (Judy) Men dell and Tim (Sarah) Jones of Lake City, Fla.: Maternal grand parents, Tim and Becky Jones of Lake City, Fla.: Paternal grandparents, Victor Mendell, Sr. of Lulu, Fla. and Linda Dennison of Jacksonville, Fla.: Aunt, Tammy (Bobby) Birdsall of Lake City, Fla.: Niece, Sierra K. Mendall of Lake City, Fla.: Two cousins, Danny Foote and Shayne (Jamie) Foote both of Lake City, Fla.: Other close friends and family, Brian (Kel lie) Moore, Corey Moore, Coty Moore, Heather Moore and Bob by Trimble all of Fort White, Fla.: Other friends include, Travis, Allen, Beverly, Anthony and Brandon. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Hamilton of Tallahassee, Fla. RIÃ€FLDWLQJ)LQDOGLVSRVLWLRQwill be by cremation. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Friday, Dec. 5, at GUERRY FUNER AL HOME , 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. www.guerryfuneralhome.net George Fulton, Sr. Mr. George Fulton, Sr. passed away November 25, 2014 at the Lake City Medical Center following an extended illness. George was born December 28, 1943 in Branford, Florida to Al vin and Annie Laura Fulton. They precede him in death. He was edu cated in the school system of Columbia County. George was employed as a Truck Driver, driving for several different companies, re tiring from Pritchard Trucking Company in 1986. It was during his trucking career that he earned a CB handle, Â“Trouble ShooterÂ”. He was united in Matrimony to Lucenda Fulton for 38 years. She also precedes him in death. He was a member of House of Miracles ministry under the leadership of Pastor Benjamin Perry. Others preceding him in death: son, Jerome Fulton; grandson, Michael Perry; broth ers, A.C. Fulton, Dallas Fulton and Jim Fulton. Left to cherish memories: Chil dren, Joanna Fulton, Regina Sta ples (Milton Jr), George Fulton, Jr. (Sharon), Jermaine Fulton (Lesean), all of Lake City, FL; sisters, Gertha Perry, Rosa Lee Clark, Laura Ann Turner (Syl vester), Mary Ann Johnson, Ja calyn Fulton, all of Lake City, FL, Virginia George (Lorenzo), Cross City, FL; brothers, Dan iel Fulton, Sr. (Mildred), Bob by Lee Fulton, Frankie Fulton (Patricia), all of Lake City, FL; aunts, Aileen Cason, Orlando, FL, Minnie Bell Scott, San Di ego, CA; goddaughter, Casonia Lucas; special nephew, Daniel Fulton, Jr; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mr. George Fulton, Sr. will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, 901 NE Davis Ave. Lake City, FL. The family will receive friends from 6:00 Â– 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014 at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME . 292 NE Washington St, Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. Â“The Car ing ProfessionalsÂ” Oretha Vyoncil Curinton Jackson Mrs. Oretha Vyoncil Curinton Jackson was born in Columbia County to the late Mizell and Ivy Jones Curinton on November 8, 1926. She attended the public schools of Columbia County and graduated from Richardson High School. Mrs. Jackson moved to Jacksonville, where she worked at several jobs. She later met and married Ollie F. Jackson. Oretha accepted Christ at an ear ly age and joined Ebenezer Unit ed Methodist Church when she moved to Jacksonville, FL. Af ter marrying, she joined St. Ste phen AME Church. The family moved their membership to New Bethel AME Church in 1959 and she worked faithfully in many capacities that best served the Lord until her health failed. She quietly answered the MasterÂ’s call on Friday evening, Novem ber 28, 2014 at the age of 88, surrounded by those she loved. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie F. Jackson, Jr.; brother, Dea. F.H. Curin ton; sisters, Lillie Williams and Lassie Thomas; granddaughter, Andrea B. Jackson-Lucas. She is mourned by her loving fam ily: sister, Rosa L. Curinton; daughters, Debra Jackson, Linda Emamdie (Michael), Lisa Simp son (Brett); grandchildren, Sa mantha, Michelle and Danielle Emamdie, Courtney and Sydney Simpson; a host of friends and family. Funeral service for Mrs. Oretha V. Jackson will be Friday, De cember 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be Thursday, De cember 4, 2014 from 5:00 Â– 7:00 p.m. Both services will be at New Bethel AME Church, 1231 Ty ler St, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Rev. Harry L. Dawkins, Senior Pastor. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME . 292 NE Washington St. Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. Â“The Car ing ProfessionalsÂ” Randall Clyatt Mr. Randall Clyatt passed away November 28, 2014. He was a resident of Lake City for most of his life before moving to St. Augustine and Ft. Lauderdale. During that time, he was active in the Gator Club, Jaycees, and Elks Lodge. He was loved and is survived by his parents, Loma and Charles Willis, brothers Tim Clyatt and Billy Willis (Janet), sisters Pilar Dixon (Jim) and Therese Willis (Terry), aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. He will be dearly missed by all. Arrangements trusted to ICS Cremation & Funeral Home 357 NW Wilks Lane Lake City, FL 32055. 386-752-3436www.icsfuneralservices.comObituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City ReporterÂ’s classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES
6A THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 NEWS LAKE CITY REPORTER Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 up as well, something that seemed unikely just days ago. Should it become law, the president proceeds with his plans for exec utive action at his own peril, according to Yoho. Â“If he ignores it heÂ’s breaking the law,Â” Yoho said. Â“If he chooses not to (obey the law), he has to be disciplined somehow.Â” That could ultimately lead to impeachment pro ceedings, but Yoho said that was a course best avoided. Besides, House Republicans have other options to avoid even the less drastic measure of a government shutdown, he said. One of those options is piecemeal funding of the federal government, send ing to the presidentÂ’s desk separate appropriations bills for the military and other expenditures but not for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees immigration. Whether Reid takes up the Yoho bill or not, he has stated publicly he may be open to such budget maneuvers. YohoÂ’s bill is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives today. YOHOContinued From 1AÂ“The objective of the stakehold er meeting is to start discussing... getting feedback and the letter of intent,Â” he said. Â“I think we all know that that letter of intent sets the parameters, but obviously the threshold is going to be the topic of discussion Â— what we can and what we will do.Â” Columbia County Lake City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dennille Decker, who formed the committee, said the members are Decker, Peoples State Bank President and CEO Robin Green, Florida Gateway College President Chuck Hall, Columbia County Economic Development Director Glenn Hunter, Johnson, Remax Realtor Sandy Kishton, Gulf Coast Financial Services, Inc. founder John Kuykendall, Marion Street Deli and Pub owner Ron Robbins, Dale Tompkins of Church on the Way and Lake City Reporter pub lisher Todd Wilson. Decker said she thinks that red veloping the Blanche and reviving downtown is a great idea in the ory, but sheÂ’s not yet sure if IDPÂ’s specific proposal is a good idea. Â“A lot of infor mation still has to be gathered,Â” she said. Committee members will be able to help with that and offer the publicÂ’s perspective on the proj ect, Decker said. Johnson said the committee will be helpful in working on the project, but the economic impact analysis, paid for by IDP and the city, that is being conducted on the redevelopment of the Blanche will really determine whether this is a smart move. Â“(T)he impact analysis is really going to be the foun dation of what we carry our investment with. I donÂ’t think weÂ’ll have that by the 16th, but certainly I believe weÂ’re going to have that by the first part of the year,Â” he said. Johnson said members of the public can attend the Dec. 16 meeting. BLANCHEContinued From 1A Â‘The impact analysis is really going to be the foundation of what we carry our investment with.Â’Â— Wendell Johnson Carswell, who described the crash as a Â“fender benderÂ” for the car that pulled out and struck the side of the school bus, said the bus driver was not injured in the crash. Mickel was not injured either. Although the bus was able to be driven, school district officials had a substitute bus come in and take the other chil dren to school. Â“We donÂ’t ever trans port students on a bus that has been in a wreck, even if itÂ’s driveable,Â” Carswell said. Carswell said the remaining students who were not taken to the hos pital for medical treat ment were monitored for the remainder of the day in case signs of injury became apparent. Â“We are monitoring everyone that was on the bus,Â” he said. Â“Five students complained of headaches, four of them were released to their parents at the scene and one was transported to the hospital and all have since been released to their parents.Â” Carswell estimat ed that the students on the bus at the time of the crash ranged from 11 14 years old. He said the bus had left Columbia High School and was traveling north on U.S. 441 headed to Richardson Middle School when the crash occurred. Mickel was charged with violation of right of way in connection with the crash, Lee said. BUSContinued From 1A By TOM HAYS & COLLEEN LONG Associated Press NEW YORK Â— A white New York City police officer was cleared Wednesday in the choke hold death of an unarmed black man stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes Â— a case that sparked out rage and drew compari sons to the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision by the Staten Island grand jury not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo height ened tensions that have simmered in the city since the July 17 death of Eric Garner. In the neighbor hood where Garner died, people reacted with angry disbelief and chanted, "I can't breathe!" and "Hands up Â— don't choke!" His stepfather, Benjamin Carr, urged calm but said the ruling made no sense. "It's just a license to kill a black man," he said, call ing the justice system "not worth a damn." In his first public comments on the death, Pantaleo said he prays for Garner's family and hopes they accept his condolenc es. "I became a police officer to help people and to protect those who can't protect them selves," he said in the written statement. "It is never my intention to harm anyone and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner." Police union officials and Pantaleo's lawyer argued that the officer used a takedown move taught by the police department, not a banned maneuver, because Garner was resist ing arrest. They said his poor health was the main reason he died. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan said the grand jury found "no reasonable cause" to bring charges. The grand jury could have consid ered a range of charges, from murder to a lesser offense such as reckless endangerment. "I am actually aston ished based on the evi dence of the videotape, and the medical examin er, that this grand jury at this time wouldn't indict for anything," said a law yer for Garner's family, Jonathan Moore. Garner's family planned a news confer ence later in the day with the Rev. Al Sharpton. Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled his planned appearance at the annu al Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting to hold a news conference at a Staten Island church while citywide protests started to gather steam. "Today's outcome is one that many in our city did not want," he said in a statement. "Yet New York City owns a proud and powerful tradition of expressing ourselves through nonviolent pro test." A video shot by an onlooker and widely viewed on the Internet showed the 43-year-old Garner telling a group of police officers to leave him alone as they tried to arrest him. Pantaleo responded by wrapping his arm around Garner's neck in what appeared to be a chokehold, which is banned under NYPD pol icy. The heavyset Garner, who had asthma, was heard repeatedly gasping, "I can't breathe!" A second video sur faced that showed police and paramedics appear ing to make no effort to revive Garner while he lay motionless on the ground. He later died at a hospital. As with 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, the Garner case sparked protests, accu sations of racist policing and calls for federal pros ecutors to intervene. But unlike the Missouri pro tests, the demonstrations in New York remained mostly peaceful. After the grand jury decision came down, sev eral dozen demonstrators at the site of the arrest scattered cigarettes on the ground in homage to Garner, and lit candles. "Cold-blooded murder!" said Jennie Chambers, who works nearby and saw Garner daily. "We saw it on TV, it's on video. The whole world saw it. Ferguson, now us." Daniel Skelton came from Rahway, New Jersey, after hearing the news. "I'm tired of the police harassment and kill ing of innocent African-American men," he said. "You've got a lot of evil police officers hiding behind the good of the badge." In Times square a crowd of at least 200 people held signs saying, saying "Black lives mat ter," ''Fellow white peo ple, wake up" and "Once again, no justice." The case prompted Police Commissioner William Bratton to order officers at the nation's largest police department to undergo retraining on use of force. The medical examin er ruled Garner's death a homicide and found that a chokehold contributed to it. A forensic pathologist hired by Garner's family, Dr. Michael Baden, agreed with those findings, saying there was hemorrhaging on Garner's neck indica tive of neck compressions. While details on the grand jurors were not dis closed, Staten Island is the most politically conserva tive of the city's five bor oughs and home to many police and firefighters. Donovan said he filed a court order to release information on the inves tigation. Pantaleo had been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty while the case was under investigation. Bratton said Pantaleo would be suspended while the NYPD conducts an internal probe that could result in administrative charges. In anticipation of the announcement on the grand jury decision, police offi cials met with community leaders on Staten Island to head off a repeat of the response in Ferguson, where a grand jury decid ed not to indict the white officer who shot the black teen. Demonstrations there resulted in more than 100 arrests and destruction of 12 commercial buildings by fire. NYC cop in videotaped death: No intent to harm From staff reports A fatal crash closed State Road 47 from County Road 240 to Webster Drive for at least two hours Wednesday night. No information was available from the Florida Highway Patrol by press time concerning the 6:45 p.m. crash. FHP sent an advisory to media outlets at 7:42 p.m. announcing the road would be closed for about two hours. As of 10:30 p.m. the road was still shut down, according to the FHP web site. Fatal crash closesSR 47 JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterMcMahon is seen with a couple of boxes used for the canned food drive . PROJECTContinued From 1AÂ“My goal is to collect around 300 cans,Â” he said. Â“But IÂ’m not sure if itÂ’s the exact amount thatÂ’s the most important. The most important part is that peo ple are willing to contribute to those who are less lucky in the community.Â” When McMahon attended the NYLT camp last summer at Camp Shands in Melrose, he said he planned his leadership project over the course of a week. The project had to meet the requirements of SMART goals: Sustainable, mea surable, attainable, relevant and timely. Â“The project especially has to be a measurable impact on the community,Â” he said. Â“ItÂ’s like a stepping stone to an Eagle Scout project. The only difference is that itÂ’s more about you and how you make an impact in the community.Â” When people attend the camp and create a leadership project plan, McMahon said only about 1 percent actually achieve it. If you accomplish the project the you get a special blue neckerchief, he said. As McMahon participated in a community service project about a year ago at Olustee Park with his high schoolÂ’s SGA, he said it opened his eyes to how many people in the town were in need of help. Â“The project from last year inspired me to do this one,Â” he said. Â“It kind of showed me that wow, thereÂ’s a lot of people who are need of help in the community. It was very eye-opening.Â” When McMahon got his project approved, he said he immediately began getting boxes, creating a label and getting ready to take his project to several places around town. McMahon said he will check the boxes every week to pick up what has been donated. Â“By doing this project, it says that IÂ’m willing to set up something that lets me give back to the community and shows that IÂ’m capable of doing something like this,Â” he said. Â“I will be a part of that 1 percent that does this project and is willing to go all the way.Â” McMahon said he would like to thank everyone who has helped him with the project along the way, especially his scoutmaster John Lynch and the assistant scoutmas ter Chris Candler. Sean McMahon, DylanÂ’s father, said he was impressed that his son was able to come up with the project all on his own. Â“I was impressed that he had a plan of action and he was ready to reach out to the community and donate food for needy people,Â” he said. Â“We brainstormed, came up with a workable plan, and are ready to put it into action for the holi days.Â”
Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 7A By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press WASHINGTON Â— As politics turn to the 2016 race for president, the GOP's most ambitious are clashing over the nation's role in global affairs. Several high-profile Republicans offered dif fering visions this week on foreign policy, pitting the party's national secu rity hawks against liber tarian-minded conserva tives whose influence is growing in GOP politics. Largely an afterthought in the last presidential contest, the growing for eign policy debate has emerged as a key issue as Republican contenders jockey for position before officially launching White House bids. The GOP's 2008 presi dential nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, on Wednesday offered a more positive review of Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's for eign policy than that of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a likely Republican pres idential contender who favors a smaller American footprint in the world. "I don't think he has any credibility," McCain said of Paul, who the day before charged that McCain favors "15 more wars." Asked about the foreign policy of Clinton, the former secretary of state, McCain responded, "I think she's OK." McCain was one of the featured speakers at a Wednesday foreign policy forum that was among several events and speeches this week expos ing GOP divisions in the early stages of the 2016 presidential primary sea son. While no candidates have yet launched bids, the election is expected to feature a new generation of conservative leaders who favor a limited role for America abroad Â— Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz among them Â— and establishment-minded Republicans like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose father and brother launched military con flicts in the Middle East. "It seems the whole world is on fire right now," Cruz said Wednesday in his second foreign policy address in as many days. In his first, he suggested he would favor U.S. mil itary action only as a last resort. "If and when we have to, it should be with a clear, stated objective up front," Cruz said. "We should go in with overwhelming force. And then we should get the heck out." Paul on Wednesday for mally introduced a "dec laration of war" against the Islamic State Â— a move designed to paint himself as a strict consti tutionalist as he explores a White House bid. The largely symbolic resolu tion would expire after one year, allowing ground combat forces only to shield Americans from imminent danger and to gather intelligence or pur sue high-level targets. Paul, one of the lead ers in what critics call the GOP's "isolationist wing," on Tuesday lashed out at Republicans who favor a dramatic increase in military spending with little regard for the nation al deficit. "There are conserva tives who (say), 'I'll spend anything and I don't care if it bankrupts the world.' ... That's wrong," Paul said. "I truly believe that the No. 1 threat to our national security is our debt." At another event, Bush, whose brother George W. Bush ordered the invasion that toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 2003, cited "a growing awareness that we can't withdraw from the world." "The United States needs to lead. Lead with humility, lead with respect Â— but lead," Bush told a group of prominent Cuban-American leaders in Miami on Tuesday. "We are not an equal part ner in a so-called commu-nity of nations. We are a leader among equals." The foreign policy focus comes as violence rages across the Middle East and tensions intensi fy across Eastern Europe. As would-be presidential candidates seek a lead ership role in the debate, others are scrambling to strengthen their interna tional credentials. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected to visit Israel for the first time early next year, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to Canada on an official trade mis sion later in the week Â— his second foreign trip in recent months. In addition to meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other offi cials, Christie is expect ed to focus heavily on North American energy production, including the Keystone XL pipeline project, building on a policy platform he began to articulate during his recent trip to Mexico. Polling suggests that war-weary voters may favor the views of Paul and Cruz. A CNN/ORC poll in September found that nearly 6 in 10 Americans think the United States should not play a leading role among other coun tries in trying to solve the world's problems. GOP White House prospects clash on foreign policy issues Associated Press MIAMI Â— A federal appeals court has refused to extend past Jan. 5 a stay in a ruling declaring that Florida's ban on gay mar riage is unconstitutional. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said Wednesday it will consider the case on an expedited basis. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wants to court to reverse a Tallahassee federal judge's decision in August that would strike down the same-sex marriage ban. In that ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said the Jan. 5 date would give enough time for appeals to be considered before any Florida mar riage licenses are issued to same-sex couples. Like many other judges, Hinkle ruled that the gay marriage ban added to the state constitution by voters in 2008 violates the U.S. Constitution. Same-sex marriage stay wonÂ’t past Jan. 5, court saysFLORIDABy STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press WASHINGTON Â— The House is moving Wednesday to extend a massive package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, adding about $42 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade. The bill would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim the tax breaks on their 2014 returns. But beyond Dec. 31, their fate would be uncertain. The more than 50 tax breaks benefit big corpo rations and small busi nesses, as well as com muters, teachers and people who live in states without a state income tax. More narrow provi sions include tax breaks for film and theater pro ducers, NASCAR race tracks, racehorse owners and expenses related to railroad track mainte nance. In all, the tax breaks affect about one in six taxpayers, according to The Tax Institute, the independent research arm at tax giant H&R Block. The House is expect ed to pass the package Wednesday and send it to the Senate. Senate Democratic leaders were noncommittal about whether they would accept the bill or try to change it. Time is short because the House plans to adjourn for the year next week, and the Senate could as well. Â“LetÂ’s see what they send us,Â” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Â“and weÂ’ll make a decision then.Â” Congress routinely extends the package of tax breaks every year or two. But they were allowed to expire in January. Technically, the bill is a one-year, retroac tive extension of the tax breaks, even though it only lasts through the end of the month. Advocates and law makers from both politi cal parties said the short-term measure is the prod uct of a divided Congress that has trouble passing routine legislation. Â“ItÂ’s just unworthy of the worldÂ’s greatest econ omy to have a tax code for two weeks,Â” said former Michigan Gov. John Engler, who is now president of the Business Roundtable, an associa tion of corporate CEOs. House Republicans and Senate Democrats were negotiating to make some of the tax breaks permanent. But talks fal tered last week after the White House threatened to veto an emerging pack age, saying it too heavily favored big corporations over families. Â“The president killed it. Period,Â” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Some Democrats said they opposed the package the White House threat ened to veto because it would have added more than $400 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade, yet still would have allowed sev eral tax breaks that bene fit low-income families to expire in a few years. Â“This one-year exten sion avoids that damaging plan,Â” said Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee. The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation originally said the one-year package would add about $45 billion to the budget deficit, but revised the estimate to $41.6 bil lion Wednesday after noon. The committee is CongressÂ’ official score keeper for tax bills. Some Republicans in Congress argue it is OK to add to the budget deficit, when all you are doing is extending tax breaks that taxpayers currently enjoy. They note that many Democrats have support ed the practice in the past. On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told House Democrats the administration was open to supporting a short er-term plan. Among the biggest breaks for businesses are a tax credit for research and development, an exemption that allows financial companies such as banks and investment firms to shield foreign profits from being taxed by the U.S. and sever al provisions that allow businesses to write off capital investments more quickly. There is also a generous tax credit for using wind farms and other renew able energy sources to produce electricity. The biggest tax break for individuals allows people who live in states without an income tax to deduct state and local sales taxes on their fed eral returns. Another pro tects struggling home owners who get their mortgages reduced from paying income taxes on the amount of debt that was forgiven. Other provisions ben efit commuters who use public transportation and teachers who spend their own money on classroom supplies. Some Democrats are unhappy the package leaves out two provisions: a tax credit that helps some laid-off workers pay for health insurance, and a tax credit for buying elec tric motorcycles. Â“The House proposal on a number of import ant particulars really clobbers working-class families,Â” said Sen. Ron Wyden D-Ore., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Â“For exam ple, the health care tax credit is particularly important to people who may have been laid off.Â” Wyden is also a cham pion of the tax credit for electric motorcycles, which helps Oregon-based Brammo, a maker of electric motorcycles. Â“First of all, I think thatÂ’s anti-innovation,Â” Wyden said of the omis sion. Â“The reality is that this is an opportunity to keep an industry in the United States rather than having it go overseas.Â” The credit for electric motorcycles was left out because of Â“an over sight,Â” said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chair man of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.House to extend tax breaks through DecemberAssociated Press MIAMI Â— A federal appeals court has reject ed an attempt by Florida Gov. Rick Scott's admin istration to reinstate a law that would require wel fare benefits applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed last year's rul ing by U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven that the law is an unconstitutional search and seizure. Scott's administration wanted the appeals court to overturn that ruling. The 11th Circuit panel agreed there was no evi dence of a pervasive drug problem among applicants for the program, known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida challenged the 2011 law on behalf of Luis Lebron, a Navy veteran and sin gle father from Orlando who refused to submit to a drug test. Court rejects welfare drug test appeal
By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia High girls basketball team suf-fered its fifth-straight loss after a 54-41 rout to Santa Fe Wednesday Night. The Lady Raiders crashed CHSÂ’s home opener, improving to 4-3 while the Tigers drop to 1-6 on the season. CHS head coach Shena Carter wasnÂ’t shy about expressing her disappoint-ment with her growing, young team. Â“A lot of these girls arenÂ’t used to discipline,Â” Carter said. Â“ThatÂ’s just one thing weÂ’re working on: discipline. They have a lot of potential but theyÂ’re just not putting it to use. Like I said, they havenÂ’t had that discipline (in the past) but once they learn that, it will come natural to them.Â” The Tigers failed to contest their sharp-shooting visitors, as Santa Fe sank its first four three-point-ers. The consecutive trifectas gave the Lady Raiders an early lead Â— and they wouldnÂ’t look back. CHS played from behind the entire game. Only seven minutes into regulation, an AÂ’Asharee Spradling lay-up extended Santa FeÂ’s lead to double digits for the first time of the night. The Lady Raiders held a 17-8 advantage after the first period. The second quarter was much of the same as the Tigers offensive hic-cups continued while the Lady Raiders nailed five of eight from behind the arc before intermission. CHS found a little groove in the final minutes of the first half. The Tigers went on a 8-3 scoring run that cut down the large deficit. Santa Fe still led with a 25-18 lead headed into the third. A bevy of forced turnovers helped the Lady Raiders ultimately put the game out of reach in the third quarter. By MARK LONGAP Sports WriterGAINESVILLE Â— Athletic director Jeremy Foley is back in Florida. Colorado StateÂ’s Jim McElwain remains at home. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, negotiations hit a snag Wednesday over McElwainÂ’s $7.5 million buyout. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on the condi-tion of anonymity because the parties have declined to discuss details about the talks. The person said Florida traveled to Colorado with the belief that the hefty buyout could be whittled down. But Colorado State President Tony Frank stood firm on $7.5 million. The financial roadblock prompted the Florida con-tingent to leave without an agreement. Since the buyout is McElwainÂ’s responsibility, itÂ’s up to him, his attor-ney and Colorado State to reach an amicable deal, the person said. Foley and several of his top assistants left Fort Collins after nearly a day of negotiations, and both schools were mostly mum about any decisions regarding FloridaÂ’s open-ing head-coaching posi-tion. The Gators released an ambiguous statement as they left Colorado: Â“WeÂ’ve had very productive con-versations with Coach McElwain and his wife Karen and those continue.Â” Reporters were waiting for Foley when he landed back in Gainesville, and he was equally vague about what happened in Colorado. Â“We gave you what we gave you,Â” he said. Â“ThatÂ’s the end of the conversa-tion. ThereÂ’s nothing else to report. We had a great conversation. WeÂ’re not there yet. Might have something more tonight.Â” Foley is looking to replace Will Muschamp, who was fired Nov. 16. McElwain emerged as the top target, but the buyout proved to be the sticking point. The Gators already are on the hook for about $8 million owed to Muschamp and his staff, and they have roughly $87 million in on-campus projects underway. And of that $87 million, the ath-letic association has raised around $60 million. The Gators apparently Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactBrandon FinleySports Reporter754email@example.com CHS continued on 6B Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, December 4, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactEric JacksonSports Reporter754firstname.lastname@example.org McElwain not hired yet Foley returns from Colorado without a deal.COURTESYFlorida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley returned to Gainesv ille Wednesday after meeting with Jim McElwain about fill ing UFÂ’s vacant head coach position. Kirkmanstickingwith theRangersCHS grad signsone-year deal, is set for Spring.By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comMichael Kirkman was released by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday before the leagueÂ’s deadline, but less than 24 hours later the Lake City native rejoined the team. Wednesday, the Rangers inked the Columbia High alum to a new one-year deal and he will report to Spring Training on Feb. 20. KirkmanÂ’s primary incentive of signing the deal with Texas is that the team gives him the Â“best shotÂ” at becoming arbitration-eligi-ble if he can cement himself as a reliable option for the Rangers bullpen. The 6Â’5 lefty aims to build upon an impressive spring training a year ago, where he plans to wow coaches once again to join the 20-man roster. Kirkman spent the majority of this past season on minor league assign-ment, but finished this sea-son with 1.59 ERA (0-1) in five innings pitched for the Rangers. Through 36 games with the Round Rock Express (AAA), Kirkman posted a 5-5 record with four starts and 62 strike-outs. Despite the back-andforth between Triple-A and the majors in the last five years with the Rangers, the 28-year old is more than happy to return for his upcoming sixth season with the club. Â“I feel like (Texas has) given me some leeway and has been fairly good to me,Â” Kirkman said. Â“If I can pitch like I did last year (during spring train-ing), no question IÂ’ll be on the roster.Â” The Rangers drafted Kirkman in the fifth round of the 2005 amateur draft. In five years with Texas, he has amassed 103 strikeouts with 4.98 ERA (2-6). Kirkman is spending his offseason with his family at his Lake City home Â— where gets more time to focus on another love of his -duck hunting. Kirkman on the mound for the Rangers. GATORS continued on 6B CHS girls fall to Santa Fe, 54-41 JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Akiria Richburg drives down the cour t against Santa Fe High on Wednesday night.Lady Raiders crash ColumbiaÂ’s home opener 1BSPORTS
SCOREBOARD FOOTBALLNFL standingsAMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div New England 9 3 0 .750 378 253 6-0-0 3-3-0 6-2-0 3-1-0 2-1-0 Miami 7 5 0 .583 301 232 3-2-0 4-3-0 6-3-0 1-2-0 3-1-0 Buffalo 7 5 0 .583 264 217 4-3-0 3-2-0 4-5-0 3-0-0 3-2-0 N.Y. Jets 2 10 0 .167 190 319 2-5-0 0-5-0 2-7-0 0-3-0 0-4-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Indianapolis 8 4 0 .667 382 283 5-2-0 3-2-0 6-3-0 2-1-0 4-0-0 Houston 6 6 0 .500 287 247 3-3-0 3-3-0 5-3-0 1-3-0 2-1-0 Tennessee 2 10 0 .167 213 338 1-4-0 1-6-0 2-7-0 0-3-0 1-3-0 Jacksonville 2 10 0 .167 186 329 2-4-0 0-6-0 1-7-0 1-3-0 0-3-0 North W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Cincinnati 8 3 1 .708 260 247 4-1-1 4-2-0 5-3-0 3-0-1 2-1-0 Baltimore 7 5 0 .583 328 242 4-2-0 3-3-0 3-5-0 4-0-0 2-3-0 Pittsburgh 7 5 0 .583 320 298 4-2-0 3-3-0 6-3-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 Cleveland 7 5 0 .583 252 245 4-2-0 3-3-0 4-5-0 3-0-0 2-2-0 West W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Denver 9 3 0 .750 361 276 6-0-0 3-3-0 7-1-0 2-2-0 4-0-0 San Diego 8 4 0 .667 279 249 5-1-0 3-3-0 6-3-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 Kansas City 7 5 0 .583 277 224 4-2-0 3-3-0 5-4-0 2-1-0 1-3-0 Oakland 1 11 0 .083 176 337 1-5-0 0-6-0 1-8-0 0-3-0 1-3-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Philadelphia 9 3 0 .750 375 285 6-0-0 3-3-0 5-3-0 4-0-0 3-0-0 Dallas 8 4 0 .667 302 273 3-4-0 5-0-0 5-4-0 3-0-0 2-2-0 N.Y. Giants 3 9 0 .250 257 319 2-4-0 1-5-0 2-7-0 1-2-0 1-3-0 Washington 3 9 0 .250 244 322 2-3-0 1-6-0 1-7-0 2-2-0 1-2-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Atlanta 5 7 0 .417 291 299 3-3-0 2-4-0 5-4-0 0-3-0 4-0-0 New Orleans 5 7 0 .417 323 318 3-3-0 2-4-0 4-4-0 1-3-0 2-1-0 Carolina 3 8 1 .292 228 331 2-4-0 1-4-1 3-6-0 0-2-1 1-2-0 Tampa Bay 2 10 0 .167 220 314 0-6-0 2-4-0 1-7-0 1-3-0 0-4-0 North W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Green Bay 9 3 0 .750 380 267 6-0-0 3-3-0 6-3-0 3-0-0 4-1-0 Detroit 8 4 0 .667 231 207 5-1-0 3-3-0 6-2-0 2-2-0 3-0-0 Chicago 5 7 0 .417 253 337 2-3-0 3-4-0 4-4-0 1-3-0 1-3-0 Minnesota 5 7 0 .417 233 257 3-3-0 2-4-0 5-5-0 0-2-0 0-4-0 West W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Arizona 9 3 0 .750 258 224 6-0-0 3-3-0 7-2-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 Seattle 8 4 0 .667 298 221 5-1-0 3-3-0 6-2-0 2-2-0 2-1-0 San Francisco 7 5 0 .583 231 244 3-3-0 4-2-0 6-4-0 1-1-0 1-3-0 St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 261 285 3-3-0 2-4-0 3-5-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 BASKETBALLAP Top 25 Schedule1. Kentucky (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 6 Texas, Friday. 2. Wisconsin (7-0) vs. No. 4 Duke. Next: at Marquette, Saturday. 3. Arizona (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 9 Gonzaga, Saturday. 4. Duke (7-0) at No. 2 Wisconsin. Next: vs. Elon, Monday, Dec. 15. 5. Louisville (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. FIU, Friday. 6. Texas (7-0) did not play. Next: at No. 1 Kentucky, Friday. 7. Virginia (7-0) at No. 21 Maryland. Next: at VCU, Saturday. 8. Wichita State (4-0) at No. 25 Utah. Next: vs. Saint Louis, Saturday. 9. Gonzaga (7-0) did not play. Next: at No. 3 Arizona, Saturday. 10. Villanova (6-0) at La Salle. Next: vs. Saint JosephÂ’s, Saturday. 11. Kansas (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. Florida, Friday. 12. North Carolina (5-2) lost to Iowa 6055. Next: vs. East Carolina, Sunday. 13. San Diego State (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. San Diego, Thursday. 14. Ohio State (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. Colgate, Saturday. 15. Miami (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. Green Bay, Saturday. 16. West Virginia (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. LSU, Thursday. 17. Michigan (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. NJIT, Saturday. 18. Arkansas (6-0) did not play. Next: at No. 20 Iowa State, Thursday. 19. Michigan State (5-3) lost to Notre Dame 79-78, OT. Next: vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Saturday. 20. Iowa State (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 18 Arkansas, Thursday. 21. Maryland (7-0) vs. No. 7 Virginia. Next: vs. Winthrop, Saturday. 22. Oklahoma (4-2) did not play. Next: vs. Missouri, Friday. 23. Butler (6-1) beat Indiana State 77-54. Next: vs. Northwestern, Saturday. 24. Illinois (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. American, Saturday. 25. Utah (5-1) vs. No. 8 Wichita State. Next: at BYU, Wednesday.NBA StandingsEASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Confd-Toronto 14 4 .778 Â— 7-3 W-1 9-2 5-2 9-2d-Washington 12 5 .706 1Â½ 7-3 W-3 8-2 4-3 10-4Atlanta 11 6 .647 2Â½ 7-3 W-4 8-2 3-4 9-4d-Chicago 12 7 .632 2Â½ 6-4 W-1 2-4 10-3 9-3Cleveland 9 7 .563 4 6-4 W-4 6-4 3-3 7-3Milwaukee 10 9 .526 4Â½ 6-4 L-2 5-3 5-6 7-8Miami 9 9 .500 5 4-6 L-2 4-6 5-3 7-6Brooklyn 8 9 .471 5Â½ 3-7 W-2 4-4 4-5 5-4Indiana 7 11 .389 7 5-5 L-2 4-5 3-6 5-6Orlando 7 13 .350 8 3-7 L-1 2-5 5-8 5-9Boston 5 11 .313 8 3-7 W-1 3-7 2-4 5-4New York 4 15 .211 10Â½ 2-8 L-5 3-7 1-8 3-10Charlotte 4 15 .211 10Â½ 0-10 L-10 3-7 1-8 3-6Detroit 3 16 .158 11Â½ 1-9 L-10 2-8 1-8 2-8Philadelphia 1 17 .056 13 1-9 W-1 0-10 1-7 0-9 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Confd-Golden State 15 2 .882 Â— 10-0 W-10 6-1 9-1 8-2d-Memphis 15 3 .833 Â½ 8-2 L-1 8-0 7-3 11-1d-Portland 14 4 .778 1Â½ 9-1 W-2 9-2 5-2 7-4Houston 14 4 .778 1Â½ 7-3 W-2 7-3 7-1 8-4Dallas 14 5 .737 2 8-2 W-4 7-2 7-3 6-3San Antonio 13 5 .722 2Â½ 8-2 L-1 6-1 7-4 6-4L.A. Clippers 12 5 .706 3 8-2 W-5 5-3 7-2 8-4Phoenix 11 8 .579 5 6-4 W-1 6-4 5-4 5-5Sacramento 9 9 .500 6Â½ 4-6 L-4 4-4 5-5 8-8Denver 9 9 .500 6Â½ 7-3 L-1 5-4 4-5 5-7New Orleans 8 8 .500 6Â½ 5-5 W-1 5-2 3-6 6-5Oklahoma City 5 13 .278 10Â½ 3-7 L-1 4-5 1-8 3-8Utah 5 13 .278 10Â½ 2-8 L-6 3-6 2-7 2-9L.A. Lakers 5 14 .263 11 3-7 L-1 2-8 3-6 1-13Minnesota 4 13 .235 11 2-8 L-3 2-6 2-7 1-8 d-division leader ___ TuesdayÂ’s Games Cleveland 111, Milwaukee 108 Atlanta 109, Boston 105 L.A. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 3B DEAR ABBY: You men tioned in a recent column that few people write to follow up on what happened since their original letter was published. You printed mine April 1, 2001. I am Â“Hurting in Houston,Â” the son who, with his partner, was suddenly no longer welcome in his par entsÂ’ home after they moved to a retirement community, because they were afraid their neighbors would shun them if they discovered they had a gay son. You advised that I should live my own life and, maybe, someday they would come around -and that is what I did. After a number of years, I received a call from a sib ling informing me that my father was ill with only a short time left, and I should fly to their city to see him. I asked if I was wanted, and he said, Â“It doesnÂ’t matter, just come!Â” So I swallowed my pride, flew there and made my way to the hospice house. Although my mother received me well, Dad did not, and we never had a good moment before he died a few days later. I told my mother I was staying for the funeral whether she liked it or not and had my partner fly in. After the service there was a gathering at my moth erÂ’s house with all their friends. I introduced my partner to them and every one was as kind as could be. Many mentioned their own gay siblings or relatives. When the event was over, my mother said, Â“Wow, this has all been pretty silly, hasnÂ’t it?Â” It was such a colossal understatement that I could not find words to respond. Ten years have passed; my mother is now in hos pice care with only a short time left. We have built a great relationship, and she loves my partner of more than 20 years very much. We are glad to be able to be there for her. Much has changed in the world over these years and the acceptance of gays has been remarkable, but for me, having these last years with my motherÂ’s love will be a comfort I can hold onto for the rest of my life. I have no great moral here, I just wanted to let you know what has happened. Thank you, Abby. Â— NO LONGER Â“HURTING IN HOUSTONÂ” DEAR NO LONGER HURTING: And thank YOU for letting me and my readers know your story has a happy ending. I couldnÂ’t be more pleased to know you are doing well. There was a follow-up col umn regarding your letter that was published May 24, 2001, in which a family in California offered to adopt you and your partner! DEAR ABBY: I am the caregiver for my husband, who is in a wheelchair and has to be helped when using the bathroom. When we are out in public and he needs a bathroom, should I use the handicapped stall in the menÂ’s or take him into the womenÂ’s? Unisex restrooms -one big room that can be locked -are wonderful. Â— CAREGIVER IN VIRGINIA DEAR CAREGIVER: I agree, but not all buildings and businesses provide unisex restrooms. If none is available, then the rule of thumb is the disabled per son should use the restroom of his/her gender Â— in your case, the menÂ’s room. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Revamp your current financial strategy. You can raise your income if you invest wisely. Obtain knowledge in order to change your career or to allow you to earn a living from home or while traveling. Love is highlighted. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Underestimating some oneÂ’s motives will be cost ly. Keep your finger on the pulse and your head clear in order to avoid someone taking advantage of your generosity and trusting nature. DonÂ’t spend unnec essarily. Put more time and effort into your job. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make home improvements that will ease your stress by cutting costly living expenses. A partnership can help you take con trol of your life by giving you more time to spend perfecting your skills and marketing your services. Romance is highlighted. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): DonÂ’t be a follower. If you want to do something differently, come up with your own idea and make it happen. Someone you least expect will attempt to mislead you. Protect your heart, your job and your reputa tion. ++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Dig deep and ferret out information that will help you stay ahead of the competition. Maintain your position and you will stand out and impress someone you love. Taking action will prove you are serious about what you say and believe. ++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): DonÂ’t feel obligated to make the first move. You are best to let situ ations unfold naturally and without interference. Put greater emphasis on upholding your promises. What you do will reflect who you are. Protect your reputation. +++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be prepared to make a move if necessary. Organization will be criti cal in allowing you to act decisively. A close bond will form with someone you share common inter ests with. DonÂ’t hesitate to express your thoughts and hopes for the future. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Look into new job prospects. Networking will pay off if you reference what you have accomplished. Attracting interest in your talents will be the first step to achieving your dreams. DonÂ’t stop when there is so much to gain. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Speak up, share ideas and make changes personally and domestically. What you do now can help create a bright future. Surround yourself with people you can count on and the things that make you happy. DonÂ’t settle for sec ond best. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put a little muscle behind your words. Following through will show everyone you mean business. The changes you make at home will help you build a strong base for a better future. Mix business with pleasure and excel. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Think fast. A job prospect looks inviting. What you do to help someone in a tight spot will buy you respect and a referral that will shape a brighter future. Love is highlighted, and celebrating will encourage romance. ++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have to clear your mind before you make a decision. An unrealistic view of a situa tion will cost you emotion ally and financially. DonÂ’t make personal changes before settling pending disputes, legal matters or health issues. ++++ Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last WriterÂ’s sad story has happy ending almost 14 years later Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Game-show host Wink Martindale is 81. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Jr. (Â“The Beverly HillbilliesÂ”) is 77. Actor Jeff Bridges is 65. Guitarist Gary Rossington is 63. Actress Chelsea Noble is 50. Actress Marisa Tomei is 50. Rapper Jay Z is 45. Model Tyra Banks is 41. DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS DEAR ABBYHOROSCOPES CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS
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LEGALNOTICESabal Trail Transmission, LLC Federal Energy Regulatory Commis-sionDocket No. CP15-17-000Notice is hereby given that on No-vember 21, 2014, Sabal Trail Trans-mission, LLC ("Sabal Trail") filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Com-mission ("FERC") an applica-tion for a Certificate of Public Con-venience and Necessity regarding its proposed Sabal Trail Project ("Proj-ect") in FERC Docket No. CP15-17-000 ("Application").The Sabal Trail Project is a new nat-ural gas transmission pipeline that will be constructed, owned and oper-ated by Sabal Trail, extending from Tallapoosa County, Alabama to a new interconnection hub ("the Cen-tral Florida Hub") in Osceola Coun-ty, Florida. At the Central Florida Hub, the Project will connect with the Florida Southeast Connection Pipeline Project, currently being pro-posed by Florida Southeast Connec-tion, LLC ("FSC") (FERC Docket No. CP14-554-000). In addition, at or near the Central Florida Hub, the Project will interconnect with Gulf-stream Natural Gas System, LLC ("Gulfstream") and Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC ("FGT"). Sabal Trail will also lease capacity from Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC ("Trans-co") on facilities Transco is propos-ing to construct for its Hillabee Ex-pansion Project (FERC Docket No. CP15-16-000). The Project will have an initial capacity of 830,000 deka-therms per day with a proposed in-service date of May 1, 2017. Through a series of phased compres-sor station expansions to meet the fu-ture capacity needs of Sabal TrailÂ’s customers, the Project capacity will increase to approximately 1,075,000 dekatherms per day by 2021.Specifically, Sabal Trail proposes to perform the following activities:Â• Originating in Tallapoosa County, Alabama near Transco milepost 944 and ending at an interconnection with the Florida Southeast Connec-tion Pipeline Project at the Central Florida Hub in Osceola County, Florida, construction of 462.9 miles of new 36-inch diameter pipelineÂ• Connecting at the proposed Reun-ion Compressor Station located at approximately Project milepost 462.9 to Florida Gas TransmissionÂ’s existing 30-inch diameter mainline natural gas pipeline in Orange Coun-ty, Florida, construction of 13.3 miles of new 36-inch diameter pipe-lineÂ• Extending from Sabal TrailÂ’s facili-ties located in Marion and Citrus Counties, Florida at approximately Project milepost 384.2 to a new elec-tric generation plant proposed by Duke Energy Florida, Inc., construc-tion of 22.3 miles of 24-inch diame-ter pipelineÂ• Construction of 5 compressor sta-tions (2017 & 2021)Â• Construction of 6 meter stationsNotice of the Application will be mailed to affected landowners, and municipal, state and federal govern-ments and agencies involved in the Project. Acopy of the Application and related resource reports are on file in local public libraries and/or municipal and county offices. These locations can be found at www.sa-baltrail.com or by calling (888) 596-7732.For further information on becoming an intervenor in the FERC process and/or to obtain FERCÂ’s pamphlet entitled "An Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline on My Land? What Do I Need to Know?" visit FERCÂ’s web-site (www.ferc.gov) or contact FERCÂ’s Office of External Affairs at (202) 502-6088 or Sabal TrailÂ’s toll free number at (888) 596-7732.For more information, please con-tact:Kitty Maidens, Right-of-Way Man-agerSabal Trail Transmission, LLC400 Colonial Center Parkway, Suite 300Lake Mary, FL3274610737061November 27, 2014December 4, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 2012-608-CAJPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA-TIONALASSOCIATIONPlaintiff,vs.ALLUNKNOWN HEIRS, CRED-ITORS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIA-RIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND ALLOTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST, BY, THROUGH, UN-DER OR AGAINSTGERALD W. DYES A/K/AGERALD WAL-LACE DYES, DECEASED; DE-BORAH JAMES; DEER CREEK HOMEOWNERSÂ’ASSOCIATION INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2;Defendants.NOTICE OF ACTIONTo the following Defendant(s):ALLUNKNOWN HEIRS, CRED-ITORS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIA-RIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND ALLOTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST, BY, THROUGH, UN-DER OR AGAINSTGERALD W. DYES A/K/AGERALD WAL-LACE DYES, DECEASED(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property:LOT33; DEER CREEK, PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 7, PAGES 11 AND 12, OF THE PUBLIC OF COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH A2001 SPRING HILLDOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, ID NO. GA-FLY34A31919SL21 AND ID NO. GAFLY34B31919SL21, WHICH SAID MOBILE HOME IS AT-TACHED TO AND IS APARTOF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROP-ERTY.a/k/a 530 SWWHITETAILCIR-CLE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA32024has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Ka-hane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA33324 on or before De-cember 15, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the LAKE CITYREPORTER and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plain-tiff's attorney or immediately there-after; otherwise a default will be en-tered against you for the relief de-manded in the complaint.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITYACT: If you are a person with a disa-bility who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro-ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as-sistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or im-mediately upon receiving this notifi-cation if the time before the sched-uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 13 day of November, 2014.P. DEWITTCASONAs Clerk of the CourtBy /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk10736937November 27, 2014December 4, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTYCIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 12-2010-CA-000589-CAAX-MXNATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,Plaintiff,vs.ALTON MILTON A/K/AALTON C. MILTON JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALTON MILTON A/K/AALTON C. MILTON JR.; LAURAL. MILTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LAURAL. MILTON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANYUNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALLOTH-ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE NAMED DE-FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2;Defendant(s)NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Columbia County, Florida, described as:COMMENCE ATTHE SOUTH-EASTCORNER OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 LegalEAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA(PER SURVEYBYB.G. MOORE, PLS), AND RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 03 SECONDS WESTALONG THE EASTLINE OF SAID SECTION 18, (PER SURVEYBYB.G. MOORE, PLS) ADISTANCE OF 432.23 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 05 SEC-ONDS WEST489.91 FEETTO APOINTON THE WESTLINE OF APARCELOF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 256, PAGES 603 AND 604, OF THE PUBLIC RE-CORDS OF COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WESTALONG SAID WESTLINE 910.69 FEETTO THE NORTHWESTCORNER OF SAID PARCELOF LAND; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 44 MI-NUTES 31 SECONDS EASTALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID PARCELOF LAND 495.00 FEET(7 CHAINS) TO THE NORTHEASTCORNER OF SAID PARCELOF LAND; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MI-NUTES 03 SECONDS EASTALONG THE EASTLINE OF SAID PARCELOF LAND, BEING ALSO THE EASTLINE OF SAID SECTION 18 (PER SURVEYBYB.G. MOORE, PLS) ADISTANCE OF 922.71 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING.TOGETHER WITH AN EASE-MENT30.00 FEETIN WIDTH FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS LY-ING 30.00 FEETLEFTOF AND ADJACENTTO THE FOLLOW-ING DESCRIBED LINE:BEGIN ATTHE SOUTHWESTCORNER OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH-WEST1/4 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA(PER SURVEYBYB.G. MOORE, PLS) AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EASTALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST1/4 (PER SURVEYBYB.G. MOORE, PLS) ADIS-TANCE OF 1740.52 FEET; THENCE NORTH 53 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST, 175.09 FEET; THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 51 SEC-ONDS EAST, 187.80 FEET; THENCE NORTH 07 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, 198.26 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 30 SEC-ONDS EAST, 443.85 FEETTO APOINTON THE SOUTHWESTER-LYRIGHTOF LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAYNO. 41 AND THE TERMINALPOINTOF HEREIN DESCRIBED LINE AND EASE-MENT.ALSO AN EASEMENT30.00 FEETIN WIDTH FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS LYING 30.00 FEETRIGHTOF AND ADJACENTTO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LINE:BEGIN ATTHE SOUTHEASTCORNER OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH-EAST1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA(PER SURVEYBYB.G. MOORE, PLS) AND RUN NORTH 44 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST74.90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 18 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 33 SECONDS WEST399.52 FEETTO APOINTON THE PROPERTYLINE AND THE TERMINALPOINTOF HEREIN DESCRIBED LINE AND EASE-MENT.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, 3rd floor of the Co-lumbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. Hernando Street, Lake City, FL32055 at 11:00 AM, on January 14, 2015.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITYACT: If you are a person with a disa-bility who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro-ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as-sistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or im-mediately upon receiving this notifi-cation if the time before the sched-uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 5 day of November, 2014.CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk10736860November 27, 2014December 4, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 2013-000503-CATD BANK, N.A.,Plaintiff,vs.LEONILAALCANTARA, et al.,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to the Final Judgment of Fore-closure dated November 13, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-000503-CAof the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida wherein TD Bank, National Association is Plaintiff, and Leonila Alcantara and Unknown Spouse of Leonila Alcan-tara are Defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the 3rd floor of the Columbia County Court-house at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 beginning at 11:00 a.m. on January 7, 2015, the following described property as set froth in said Final Judgment of Fore-closure, to wit:Lot 72, Meadowlands, Phase 4, ac-cording to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page(s) 11, of the Public Records of Columbia CountyAddress: Lot 72 SWHigh Field Ter-race, lake City, FL32024ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS PRO-CEEDS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROP-ERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.DATED this 14 day of November, 2014.P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk10736953December 4, 11, 2014 NOTICE TO TOBACCO FARM-ERS WHO DELIVERED TOBAC-CO TO FLUE CURED TOBACCO COOPERATIVE STABILIZATION CORPORATION IN 1967 THROUGH AND IN-CLUDING 1973In the late 1970Â’s for 1967 through and including 1973 crops, Flue Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabili-zation Corporation (Â“StabilizationÂ”) issued Certificates of Interest in Cap-ital Reserve to its members who de-livered tobacco to Stabilization for any year listed above (Â“CertificateÂ”).Weare pleased to offer to redeem the Certificate of any certificate holder who voluntarily accepts this offer. This is not a mandatory re-demption; it is an offer, which may be accepted only at your election. You are under no obligation to ac-cept it, and if you elect not to accept it, you will retain all rights in and to the Certificate, and your Certificate will be subject to redemption in the same manner as if there had been no offer.Any Certificate holder (including heirs, beneficiaries and/or estate ad-ministrators of deceased Certificate holders) who would like to accept this redemption offer should call 1-877-277-7422 for more information. Toobtain a redemption application form, you can go to the following website: www.tobaccocheck.com and click on the Application Form at the top of the page. You may also re-quest a redemption application form by mail, by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:Certificate RedemptionP.O. Box 12300Raleigh, NC 27605THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMIT-TING APROPERLYDOCUMENT-ED REDEMPTION APPLICATION IS February 28, 2015. Applications postmarked after February 28, 2015, or faxed or emailed after February 28, 2015 or not properly completed or sufficiently documented by Febru-ary 28, 2015 will not be processed.Tommy BunnPresident/SecretaryU.S. Tobacco Cooperative Inc.10737138December 4, 7, 2014 020Lost & Found Lost 11/28/14 in parking lot at Marathon Gas Station, US 19, Lake City, FLdiamond engagement ring. REWARD (813) 781-3476 100Job OpportunitiesExperienced Roofers & Labors needed. Apply at RB&M Enterprises, 323 S. Marion Ave 386-755-7878 ITApp Developer Position opportunity for Recent Grad or Junior Developer, working within a small team to build our industry's next big App. Fax or email resume to 386-755-9132 or firstname.lastname@example.org DFW/ EOE 100Job OpportunitiesLooking for a rewarding experience? EARLYHEAD START TECHNICALASSISTANT $11.12 12.32 hr Must have FCCPC (CDAor ECPC) & 5 yrs exp w/ children ages 0-3; Prefer AS in ECE or related field & min 3 yrs exp ECE technical assistance; record keeping & computer knowledge essential. We offer excellent benefits, paid holidays, paid leave, health/dental insurance and more. Apply in person at 236 SW Columbia Avenue or application available online at www .sv4cs.or g Or email/ fax resume to: email@example.com g Fax (386) 754-2220 Call 754-2225 EOE Mechanic needed with heavy truck experience preferred. Excellent pay package. Southern Specialized Truck and Trailer 386-752-9754 MECHANIC TO handle company's own maintenance and service along with other general maintenance. Hafner 755-6481 Motel looking for people to help run motel/maintenance/office work in exchange for room. Call 586-524-0671 PARTTIME Ordained Minister sought for small Non-denominational church with ministry for children. 386-623-7516 Part time Security Officers Needed in Live Oak, Lake City & Branford areas. Current D Security Lic., Clear background, Drivers Lic, phone, Diploma/GED. Benefits, DFWPEEO Must Apply at: www.dsisecurity.com BB9100030 100Job OpportunitiesTEACHERS $8.53 $11.20 hr Infant/Toddler (birth-3) Pre-school (ages 3-5) 40 hours DCF training required, prefer 3 yrs relevant experience. Financial assistance may be provided towards credential. Excellent Benefits, Paid Holidays, Sick/Annual Leave. Must pass DCF background screening & physical requirements. APPLYONLINE at: sv4cs.or g Or E-mail/fax resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org g Fax (386) 754-2220 or Call 754-2225 EOE 120Medical Employment10737155MEDICALASSISTANT Must have HS Diploma and Phlebotomy certification with min. 1 yr exp. Qualified candidates please email resume to: email@example.com CLINICAL SPECIALIST CCI Â– Lake City, FL This is direct service work interacting with potentially dangerous psychologically, emotionally, and dually diagnosed adults with mental illnesses in a prison setting. Work involves responsibility for processing intakes and discharges; monitoring and documenting client behaviors and activities; participating and assisting with educational, social and recreational activities; providing a safe and therapeutic environment; interacting in a warm compassionate manner; de-escalating clients when necessary; promoting client achievement of treatment plan goals and objectives.Apply online at www .smabehavioral.or g REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com PublishedMonthlybythe Lake City Reporter
Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 20145B nr 5 a week days Lake City Reporter Want to sell it quickly? Call Melissa: 386-754-0401 2005 36ft. Victory Lane 5th Wheel Toy HaulerVG Condition for yr. Everything works, 3 axles for heavy loads, sleeps 8 Plus Hitch.$18,500 or OBOCall(386) 623-2376 Wheels & Watercraft 240Schools & Education10736811Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Â• Nursing Assistant, $499 Day 12/08/14 Â• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class1/12/2015Â• LPN Deadline 3/2/15 Class begins 3/16/15 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 430Garage Sales 10737095ESTATESALE , Fri 12/5 & Sat. 12/6, 8am-2pm, 298 NW Harris Loop, off Hwy 90, 1st of several lg sales from a local estate. Includes Christmas collectibles and tons of antiques & hard to find collectibles 772-341-4174 Moving Sale 196 SWTimerbland Ct. Fri & Sat 8am-? Furn, tools, lawn equip, Christmas Decor, HH, Lots of misc. MULTI FAMILY. Sat. 8-? Corner of Branford Hwy & Nursery Rd. Childrens clothes, toys, household items, & much more. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. Yard Sale Sat 12/6 8-1 192 SW Dante Terr (242 off Branford Hwy) Mens/Womens plus size clothes, HH items & much more 440Miscellaneous Kenmore large capacity Washer/Dryer white Works great looks good $235 OBO 386-292-3927 Large Heat pump window A/C With remote, works great $250 368-292-3927 Portable wall heater Climate controlled Nice. Cost $400 will take $175 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, S of Lake City $430/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 3/2 SWMH on 1 fenced acre, 1 mile from Pinemont Elementary $700/mo $600/dep 352-281-0549 3BR/2BASWMH on 1 ac private lot, $550/mo 1st+last+ $250/dep required located in Ellisville. No pets. 352-870-5144 Clean & serene community in the heart of Lake City. 2 bd/1bth. Homes in great condition. 495 mo. 305-984-5511 only 2 left hurry NEWER 2/2. Super clean on 1 ac . North by distribution center. Perfect for Target employee. $575. mo Call for details. 386-867-9231 640Mobile Homes forSaleLike New 2001 4BR/2BA$19,900 Set up 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny.com New Palm Harbor Velocity Models! 3/2 starting in the 50's, 4/2 starting in the 60's Limited time offer !! 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol 650Mobile Home & LandFORECLOSURE 3/2 on 2.5 acres. Like New condition. Only $74,900 Call 904-259-4663 United Country-Dicks Realty MLS88630 3BR/2BADWon 6.49 ac. Move in ready. 24x24 detached garage, fenced, barn for horses or livestock. $79,000 386-752-8585 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent10737021The Grove Apartments 1 Month Free Rent! 2BR, 1, 1.5 or 2BAavail. Pool, Gated Community, Pet Friendly, Playground, W/D hook ups (rentals avail) Furnished apartments avail Call: 386-754-1800 www.thegrovelakecity.com 2 large br/1ba Apt. close to shopping & VA. $550 mo $550 dep. CH/A, NO PETS 386-697-4814 2BR/1 & 1/2 ba, screened porch Very Clean. Great location. W/D $895 a month & $895 deposit Call 386-288-8401 2BR/2BAw/garage 5 minutes from VAhospital and Timco & Target. Call for details. 386-365-5150 ALANDLORD You Can Love! 2/1 Duplex, very nice nbrhd, CH/A, W/D hookup, $700/mo + dep. 758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Great area West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $675-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentNice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 Up to 1 mo FREE!Select units call fordetails386-758-84551, 2 & 3BR apts. avail.$89 DepositPools, B-ball, gym & more! *FREE afterschool programWindsong Apts UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent3BR/ 2BA. Newly remodeled brick house w/carport. Very clean, fenced yard. $995/mo & $995 deposit. 386-288-8401 3BR/2BA, 2448 Sq ft, 2 carport, 549 NW Amanda St , LC $1250/mo $1000/dep 386-397-3529 3BR/2BA. 1,998 Sq/ft. Inground pool. Fenced yard. Smoke Free. No indoor pets. $1150/mo. 12 mo. lease reqd. 1st & last mo required. (386) 623-4654 Eastside Village 55+, homeowner assoc. clubhouse & pool, lg family room, appliances, 2BR/2BA , 2 porches, garage door opener, a/c,FP, lg utility room,new roof, carpeting, fence, sprinkler system, available immediately.$795/mo. Cell: 631-582-3111 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 Professional Office Space at152 N. Marion, 4 offices, +/1,000s.f. $ 695/month. 961-8466.Excellent location across courthouse 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale Fort White , SWManatee Terrace 2BR/2BASingle Family 2000 sqft, 1 Acre Lot. Lease Program Available. Call: 855-671-5654 Hallmark Real Estate MLS88783 Vintage Charm, 100 yr old Farmhouse, 5BR on 10.06 w/101 pecan trees & fruit trees, lg shed & barn Janet Creel 386-719-0382 Lake City , Whitetail Southwest Cir, 3BR/2BAMobile Home 1404 sqft, Screen Porch Lease Program. Call For Details 855-671-5657 Rockford Realty Group Sante Fe River 2/2 w/lg deck, 1/4 mile from Sante Fe/Ichetucknee River junction $250,000 MLS85689 Mike Lienemann 867-9053 Rockford Realty Group 4/2 w/unique cottage architecture. Preserve @ Larrel Lake $239,900 MLS86075 Debi Bennefield 2891208 or Scott Stewart 867-3798 United Country-Dicks Realty MLS86819 Prime location for office or residence, 5BR, residential office zoning, access from Baya & Brown St. $99,500 386-752-8585 Hallmark Real Estate MLS87664 3BA/2BAin 55+ retirement S/D, 2 car garage/workshop, HOAfees to enjoy clubhouse & swimming pool $104,000 386-365-8888 Stan Batten Real Estate, 752-4402, Well maintained in 55+ community, 2 car garage, nice Fla. room, back patio. MLS87711 $93,900 Rockford Realty Group 4/3 on 1/2 ac, 2 living areas, formal DR, master suite, bonus room MLS87915 $259,900 Mark Cook 288-9378 Rockford Realty Group 4/2 Country Craftsman style home, loaded w/charm, open floor plan, brand new $189,900 MLS87916 Mark Cook 288-9178 5BR/2BAon 11.73 ac, fenced, cross fenced, full barn, 3 sided barn, storage, make offer $165,000 MLS88028 Susan Holton Eagle, Daniel Crapps Agency 623-6612 Rockford Realty Group 4/2, nice split plan for your family MBR w/lg closet, spa tub & separate shower. MLS88042 Charlie Sparks 755-0808 Hallmark Real Estate MLS88438 3/2 brick home on 1.42 ac, FR with brick FP, man cave. Debbie King 386-365-3886 810Home forSale Rockford Realty Group 5/3 Country style home, wrap around porch on 5+ ac. lots of amenities $219,900 Charles Sparks 867-1798 MLS88078 Stan Batten Real Estate , 752-4402, Well maintained, Lg. L.Room, F. Dining, security system, pond in backyard. MLS88163 $129,900. Stan Batten Real Estate , 7524402, 3/2 w/laminate wood floors, Lg. kitchen, 2,432 sq. ft., brick const., screened in porch. MLS88212 $148,900. Rockford Realty Group Historic Charm 4/3.5 , in ground pool, fenced, gated yard w/plenty of trees MLS88315 $279,900 Charles Sparks, Jr. 867-1798 Hallmark Real Estate MLS88377 4BR/2BAon 5 ac. Hook-up for mobile home or RV. Well landscaped $289,000 Janet Creel 386-719-0382 Rockford Realty Group 4BR/ 3BAon 1.67 ac, great rm, Fla rm, 2 car garage, separate 1400 sq ft workshop. $339,900 MLS88526 Charlie Sparks 755-6808 Lake Front home, 2735 sqft, guest /party house, 2nd dwelling. Make offer on one or both. $899,900 MLS88588 Susan Holton Eagle, Daniel Crapps Agency 623-6612 Rockford Realty Group Quail Heights 3/3 brick home on golf course w/lap pool $169,900 MLS88619 Mike Lienemann 386-867-9053 Hallmark Real Estate MLS88641 3BR block home located near shopping, schools & hospitals. Only $69,900 GingerParker 386-365-2135 River Front home w/dock & beach area. Lg master suite, split plan, FP. $378,000 MLS88689 Susan Holton Eagle, Daniel Crapps Agency 623-6612 Rockford Realty Group Equestrian lovers 3/2 on 5+ ac, includes 2 barns & horse stalls. MLS88719 Scott Stewart 867-3498 810Home forSale Hallmark Real Estate MLS88853 3BR/2Ba w/FPon 1.8 ac. Partially wooded and close to River & Springs. Ron Feagle 386-288-2901 Stan Batten Real Estate , 7524402, Spacious 2,792 sq. ft. open floor plan, spacious kitchen, CB block. MLS88901 $169,900. Stan Batten Real Estate , 752-4402, 2,045 heated sq. ft., over 2,616 under roof, open floor plan, high ceilings, wood plank floors. MLS88941 $186,900. Stan Batten Real Estate , 752-4402, Brick & Hardy board, wooded acreage, 2 car garage, covered porch, Jacuzzi tub & separate shower in master. Move in ready. MLS89193 $152,900. 820Farms & Acreage1/2 acre lots; Ownerfinancing $ 300 down; $ 77 per month Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 4 acres, Wellborn, New Well installed, Beautifully wooded w/cleared Home Site, owner fin, no down, $39,900, $410 mon Call 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com United Country-Dicks Realty MLS88877 North Fla Farm, 214 ac in Hamilton Co., mixture of rolling pasture & woodlands, flowing creek $611,382 386-752-8585 830Commercial PropertyRockford Realty Group Downtown office. zoned commercial will suit a variety of business types, ample parking MLS87155 Charlie Sparks 755-0808 Rockford Realty Group Commercial, on US Hwy 90, lg block /metal bldg w/room for parking & access to Arlington Rd. $229,900 MLS86075 Charles Sparks 870Real Estate WantedWe buy houses! Sell your house fast! Fast Cash! Call (386) 487-6952.
6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 Page Editor: Eric Jackson, 754-0420 didnÂ’t believe they would have to write a $7.5 million check to land McElwain. A provision in his contract allows the Colorado State president to reduce or eliminate the hefty fee for Â“extenuating cir-cumstancesÂ” should McElwain voluntarily step down before the deal expires. Former Colorado State athletic director Jack Graham told the Coloradoan on Tuesday that Frank agreed to reduce or eliminate the fee in June if McElwainÂ’s Â“dream jobÂ” came along. Â“It created opportunities for schools like Florida, Michigan and Nebraska Â— all arguably dream jobs Â— to go after Mac,Â” Graham told the paper. Failing to land McElwain seemingly would be a setback for Florida, which doesnÂ’t want even the appearance of settling for its second or third choice. Foley has said little publicly about the search since outlining several requirements for MuschampÂ’s replacement. He wanted his next coach had to have high integrity, character and needed to be a fit at Florida. The 52-year-old McElwain was born in Montana and spent much of his coaching career out west. But he also has NFL expe-rience, Southeastern Conference ties and a track record of success on the offensive side of the ball. McElwain is finishing his third season at Colorado State. He led the Rams to a 10-2 record and was named the Mountain West ConferenceÂ’s coach of the year Tuesday. His offense ranks 13th nationally, averaging 498 yards a game. McElwain took over a program that went 3-9 for three consecutive seasons (2009-11), but has enjoyed a quick turn-around since his arrival. The Rams went 4-8 in 2012 and 8-6 last year before this seasonÂ’s breakthrough performance. GATORS Continued From Page 1B The Lady Raiders tied their largest lead of the night (17 points) for the first time midway through the period, outscoring the Tigers 16-10 in the third. Santa Fe maintained a double-digit throughout the fourth until the final buz-zard. CHSÂ’s one bright spot was in guard Tanay Tillman, who led all scorers with 18 points. TillmanÂ’s efforts didnÂ’t go unnoticed, however, was not enough to dig the Tigers out of a double-digit deficit. The Tigers travel to Jasper on Saturday to face Hamilton County. CHSContinued From Page 1B3BComix Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterABOVE LEFT: Columbia HighÂ’s Akiria Richburg makes a shot over S anta FeÂ’s Trin Williams. ABOVE RIGHT: Alkedria Lewis looks to make a shot over a Santa Fe de fender. BELOW LEFT: Shaniuah Chatmon dribbles the ball around Santa FeÂ’s AÂ’ Asharee Spralding Wednesday night. BELOW LEFT: A Santa Fe defender knocks the ball from Columbia HighÂ’ s Lyric Boyd. Normal chaos at FSU: Hearings, rankings, titlesBy BRENT KALLESTADAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Â— Chaos has become the norm at Florida State. There seems to be constant stream of off-field issues swirling around the Seminoles, who just keep winning games and champi-onships amid the turmoil. This week is no different. Quarterback Jameis Winston has spent part of the week partici-pating in a university hearing to determine if violated the student code of conduct. The undefeat-ed Seminoles were dropped in the College Football Rankings despite winning their 28th straight game. Through it all, the Seminoles are preparing to take on No. 11 Georgia Tech in SaturdayÂ’s Atlantic Coast Conference title game in Charlotte, North Carolina. Â“Our team keeps looking forward,Â” Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. Â“We are achieving, getting better and doing things we have to do.Â” One thing Fisher did this week was move practice Tuesday to the evening which allowed Winston to participate after five hours at the closed-door student con-duct code disciplinary hearing that continued on Wednesday, before ending Wednesday after-noon. The woman who said Winston sexually assaulted her in December 2012 also participated in the hearing, which was held to determine whether Winston violated any or all of four sections of the code of conduct Â— two for sexual misconduct and two for endangerment. No decision was made after the hearing. Winston and the woman were asked to submit final recommendations to a hear-ing officer within the next week. Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding then has 10 school days to rule. In addition to the hearing this week, the College Playoff com-mittee dropped Florida State Â— the nationÂ’s only major col-lege unbeaten team Â— to No. 4 on Tuesday. That would set up a matchup with Alabama if the rankings remain intact after all the conference championships are settled this weekend. The Seminoles had already fallen behind Alabama in weekly Top 25 poll announced Sunday. Fisher questions how winning can be devalued regardless of style points or game control. Â“WeÂ’re turning into figure skaters,Â” he said in reference to the new playoff selection process. Â“WeÂ’re judging.Â” While there seems to be question about Florida StateÂ’s close victories, Fisher sees the wins as the reigning national champions passing every test theyÂ’ve faced. The Seminoles were down 21-0 at Louisville and won 42-31, trailed North Carolina State 24-7 and won 56-41, got behind at Miami 16-0 and won 30-26. Archrival Florida took a 9-0 lead last week before the Seminoles prevailed 24-19. Then there were the home wins against Notre Dame and Boston College as time ran out. Â“These guys have been able to battle through and achieve,Â” Fisher said. Â“I want them to understand how tough they real-ly are, how mentally tough they are. How theyÂ’ve been able to overcome a lot of those things. ItÂ’s hard to go back-to-back sea-sons undefeated.Â” They defeated Clemson, now ranked 19th, 23-17 with Winston watching from the sideline as he served a one-game suspen-sion for an obscene outburst on campus. The defense and sopho-more backup quarterback Sean Maguire got it done against the Tigers. Maguire passed for 304 yards and a touchdown in his first collegiate start. Florida State has run roughshod over its ACC brethren the last three.
8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 New PatientExam and Necessary X-raysDO150, DO330First-time patient Reg. $136$29SAVINGS OF $107 Expires December 31, 2014 ASPEN DENTAL GROUP From staff reportsLIVE OAK â€” This weekend is going to be huge entertaintment in Suwannee County and at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. The rockinâ€™ Chris Tyler Band will take over the Music Hall Friday with wonderful country, Southern rock and other genres of great dancing music or you can just sit back and enjoy listening. Then, Saturday night, the Justin Case Band takes the stage in the Music Hall to rock out the entire night with more country, Southern rock and â€œchick en friedâ€ music. Chris Tyler brings his great country band to the SOSMPC from Jacksonville on many occasions to the delight of their many fans. Saturday after the annual Christmas on the Square Arts and Crafts Festival and night time lighted parade downtown, Justin Case Band, one of North Floridaâ€™s best bands, will keep you on the dance floor at the SOSMPC with its great music. Admission to the Music Hall is free, doors open both nights at 6 p.m. for dinner with performances beginning at 8 p.m. until midnight.Suwannee LightsSuwannee Lights opens Saturday at 6 p.m. with more than six million lights shining on a Christmas extravaganza like youâ€™ve not seen before. More than a mile long, this drive-thru of carefully handmade characters and Christmas scenes is a huge memory-making event enjoyed by all who visit. Stop by any S & S Food Store during the month of December, make a purchase and receive a free admission ticket to Suwannee Lights. These tickets good Tuesday nights only. Call SOSMP at 386-364-1683 for prices for other nights or go to the website at www. musicliveshere.com.Downtown Live OakThe downtown events begin Friday at the historic Train Depot where an evening of food, live music, Ford vehicle displays and Live Oak Fire Departmentâ€™s fun display for the kids await. If you are a football fan, the local football team, the Suwannee Bulldogs, are in a final playoff at home Friday night against Godby High School of Tallahassee for bragging rights and to go to the state championships. Fireworks will be held in downtown after the game. Some streets around the stadium will be closed due to hundreds of vendors setting up (some who may open Friday evening for those attending the game) in the streets but parking will be available. From 8 a.m. 4 p.m. on Saturday downtown Live Oak will be filled with hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, dozens of food vendors, a car show, an agricultural exhibit, live entertainment at Millennium Park and more as the event cele brates its 30th year with thousands of visitors. All this is followed by the lighted, night time parade beginning at 6 p.m. and an evening of dancing, dinner and entertainment at the SOSMP both Friday and Saturday night. Come stay with us this weekend and enjoy our local and Music Park activities. And remember, the famous Suwannee Lights opens Dec. 6 and continue nightly through Dec. 24. Itâ€™s a magical drive-th ru Christmas wonderland with Christmas scenes, Santa and his Elves and their workshop, the Crafts Village and lots more.Christmas on the Square, light showTHIS WEEKEND COURTESY PHOTOSJustin Case band is in the lineup for the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park this weekend. They will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Plus two area bands will perform to get you in the holiday spirit. Downtown Live Oak will turn into a Christmas wonderland this weekend. Chris Tyler was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where he still lives today. Chris' love for music began at the age of 5 when he got his first drum set. He would even stay up late playing to Duran Duran. His love for music didn't stop there. He went on to play for a garage band covering hits from Journey and Def Leopard to some of there own music. In high school he would sing in front of a camera in television production class. That is when he fell in love with Country Music. Since then he has worked at a country dance club as a DJ and even sang with bands that came to play. He left there and went to work for a local country radio station. Still working in radio, Chris hopes soon, he and the band will be on the other side. Chris has a loving and supporting wife and two beautiful kids.Meet the Chris Tyler Band
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