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inter Beauty

There's in a unique wintertime beauty to Franklin County beaches during the "off season."
Discover winter's unique beauty in Franklii

Chronicle Correspondent
The coast is generally sup-
posed to be a summer, or at least,
warm-weather destination for
relaxation and recreation, or out-
and-out vacations.
In warm-weather months,
our beaches are thronged, boats
arrive in flocks for sunny days of
good fishing or exploring the

river waters. In winter, the
beaches look lonely and gray,
and there's hardly any traffic on
the waters.
But what about residents
here? Do they stay home until it
gets warm again, or have some of
them learned to take advantage
of the harder-to-find charms of
the winter months?
To be sure, many residents

have discovered the secrets of
winter walking, when the fre-
quently overcast skies change the
quality of light that can result in
new photographs, new perspec-
tives, and reveal details often
overlooked in the hot white glare
of a summer day.
On Carrabelle Beach, an
overcast day, or the last clear
hour before sunset reveals colors

the sa
gold a

began ...

New Year's

Locals make their
plans for 2008

Chronicle Correspondent
The tradition of making
New Year's Resolutions, like
many of the winter holidays and
traditions we still observe in one
form or another, began with the
ancient Romans.
Around 153 BC,- the
Romans placed one of each of
their numerous pantheons of the
gods to represent each month of
the calendar. Janus, the two-
faced god of beginnings and end-
ings, rep-
January, Read Laurel
but the
new year Newman's
did not
begin on New Year's
Jan. 1
until 46 resolution
B C, oon Page 3
Caesar developed a calendar that
would more accurately represent
the seasons than previous calen-

Janus was also the god of
doors and entrances, and with
his two faces, one on the front
and one on back of his head,
could look backward and for-
ward at the same time. With the
supernatural sight of a god, the
Romans were able to imagine
him looking back at the old year
and forward to the new one at
the same time.
Originally, the Romans
began a tradition of exchanging
gifts on New Year's Eve; later
they used coins imprinted with
images of Janus.
Nowadays, it has become a
tradition to pursue a resolution
of self-improvement. Popular
resolutions include diet, quitting
some self-destructive behavior,
such as smoking or drinking, or
going on a long-denied trip or
n County vacation, granting the wish of a
loved one, or taking up a hobby.
seen in bright light, strange People of all ages make resolu-
)ws among and around the tion, as a few queries on the
)s at the west end of the streets of Carrabelle proved, and
., where they thrust through some of the most surprising res-
.nd like the gnarled toes of solutions came from the younger
ng forest giants. set, or old standbys came closer
elsewhere on the beach, to home.
s of seaoats glow a precious Heather Miilkey said, "I just
as they catch the last long, want everybody to get along,
Continued on Page 2 Continued on Page 5

Where there's smoke, there's (prescribed) fire

Chronicle Staff
Flames shoot up pine trees,
smoke fills the sky, ashes fall like
It could the description of a
horrible fire that scars the land-
scape. But more likely, it's just
another prescribed burn. And
while it still scars the landscape,
forestry officials say it's good for
the health of the forest.
Being just south of the
Apalachicola National Forest,
it's not uncommon for Franklin
County residents to see smoke
on the horizon and smell smoke
when they step outside.

In recent weeks, smoke bil-
lowing over Apalachicola Bay
made a dramatic scene driving
over the causeway between
Eastpoint and Apalachicola.
Two months ago, smoke was so
heavy that daytime drivers had to
use their headlights to make cer-
tain other drivers could see them.
No one understands why
that happens better than Steven
G. Parrish. He works in the
Wakulla Ranger District of the
Apalachicola National Forest for
the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Forest Service. He
and others in the Wakulla
Ranger Station are indirectly

responsible for much of the
smoke you see.
Parrish recently told The
Chronicle that high upper wind
speed sometimes keeps the
smoke close to the ground many
miles away. When that happens,
they post warning signs along
the roadways, as they did recent-
ly when smoke engulfed
Before forestry officials con-
duct a prescribed fire, they go
through a comprehensive check-
list of safety and environmental
factors. If everything is right,
they do ahead, but it's not
Continued on Page 2

Smoke on the horizon between Eastpoint and Apalach sig-
nals a prescribed burn.


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This dog at Indian Pass enjoys a winter romp along the shore.

Winter Beauty from Page 1
pink rays of the low-slung sun.
Happy dogs love winter days
on the beach, where they frolic
undisturbed, fooling themselves
that they might just catch those
seabirds, who are equally happy
to lead the mutts on a merry
chase through the minimalist
surf that still continues to break
gently on the shore.

In Tate's Hell, on the walk-
ing trails, less foliage exposes
more chances to spot wildlife,
and reveals the variety of plants
and winter seeds, as well as
roosting and feeding birds of all
kinds. Even a walk through
Carrabelle will give a close-up
view of the soon-to-come-down
holiday decorations, and the
changing colors of the seasons; a

walk along the river may find
you a new friend in a hardy
dockside fisherman who knows
tricks about river fishing, or at
least has a few good stories.
So if you find yourself here
in the colder time of the year,
take advantage, bundle up, and
set out on an adventure on foot.
You will surely discover some-
thing new.

-7 .- - .

Fire burns "fuel" along a forest road in a recent prescribed burn.

Fire from Page 1
uncommon for them to call off a
burn. Even after a burn begins,
forestry officials continue to
monitor the weather, wind speed
and other factors. This written
checklist is essentially a prescrip-
tion, thus the term prescribed
burn. Each burn has its own pre-
scription, signed by a panel of
experts, including an archeolo-
gist, recreation officials, the fire
management office, and agency
Before beginning, the Forest
Service has a list of people and.
agencies they contact before a
fire, and often posts signs along
canoe trails, hiking trails and
roads to alert forest users of the

scheduled fire. A minimum of
six crew members participate in
each burn.
One beneficial impact of
prescribed fires is that by clean-
ing the forest of "fuel," the threat
of wildfires is greatly reduced. In
2006, when wildfires were a
severe problem out West, Florida
stayed relatively free of wildfires,
which many expects say is due to
the aggressive prescribed burning
program. And there are other
"It helps create a good habi-
tat fdr- nestings and breeding,"
Parrish said. He also noted that
longleaf pines need fire to kill
The Apalachicola Forest is
actually divided into dozens of

sections, and forestry officials
have a schedule for conducting
prescribed fires. They are con-
ducted throughout the year.
The Apalachicola National
Forest burns more acres per year
than any other national forest in
the nation, with a 10-year aver-
age of 103,000 acres, Parrish
The State Division of
Forestry also' conducts con-
trolled burns, and smoke from
Tate's Hell State Forest can
sometimes be seen. The state
program is one of the most
active prescribed fire programs in
the country, with an average of
almost 2 million acres treated
with prescribed fire each year.

PIP required for drivers as of Jan. 1
Effective Jan. 1, Florida's insurance but also $10,000 insur- Department of Highway Sa
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) ance coverage for PIP. and Motor Vehicles, who
law required motorists to carry From Oct. 1 through Dec. then suspend your driN
mandatory personal injury and 31, only the property damage lia- license and registration.
property damage liability insur- ability insurance was required to Law enforcement, inclu
ance. be carried. If vou canceled PIP the Florida Highwav Patrol.

Under the law, every owner
or registrant of a motor vehicle is
now required to carry not only
the Property Damage Liability

you must reinstate it. If you do
not, the law requires that the
insurance carrier cancel your
policy and inform the



be checking proof of insurance
roadside and could issue a cita-
tion for failing to carry the prop-
er insurance.


Highs in the
upper 50s
and lows in
the low 40s.

7:35 AM
5:52 PM


able cloudi-
ness. Highs
in the mid
60s and
lows in the
upper 40s.

7:35 AM
5:53 PM


Plenty of
sun. Highs
in the low
70s and
lows in the
low 50s.

7:35 AM
5:54 PM

Mon Tue
1/7 1/8

Highs in the
mid 70s and
lows in the
upper 50s.

7:35 AM
5:54 PM

Highs in the
low 70s and
lows in the
mid 50s.

7:35 AM
5:55 PM

Florida At A Glance




Area Cities

Clearwater 67
Crestview 56
Daytona Beach 65
Fort Lauderdale 72
Fort Myers 72
Gainesville 62
Hollywood 72
Jacksonville 53
Key West 73
Lady Lake 65
Lake City 58
Madison 59
Melbourne 69
Miami 70
N Smyrna Beach 65

pt sunny
mst sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
mst sunny

Panama City
Plant City
Pompano Beach
Port Charlotte
Saint Augustine
Saint Petersburg
W Palm Beach

pt sunny
mst sunny
mst sunny-
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny
pt sunny

National Cities
cit Hi ILo Cond

Los Angeles

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mst sunny
pt sunny
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New York
San Francisco
St. Louis
Washington, DC

pt sunny
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mst sunny

Moon Phases

9 *981 ei

Last New First Full
Dec 31 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22

UV Index

Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
1/4 1/5 1/6 1/7 1/8
S4 3 4 4 4
Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
The UV Index is measured on a 0 11 number scale, o0 11
with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater
skin protection.


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Be it resolved: Start that garden now!

Every year, about this time, I
start to get garden catalogues,
full-of pictures of beautiful flow-
ers, exotic shrubs, and tykes with
armloads of mouthwatering
homegrown vegetables.
I look at the sad remains of
the previous year's garden, and
resolve that THIS YEAR WILL
So out comes the pen and
paper, I make the garden dia-
gram, and start to plan this year's
plantings. The offerings in the
catalogues that look tempting,
promising, or at least possible,
are circled, companion plantings
are determined to get the most of
the limited space in my dozen
raised beds and cramped green-
house, with a few left over for
some big pots on the front and

I By Laurel Newman

back porch.
Meanwhile, before planting
time comes, after the danger of
frost, there are lots of preparato-
ry chores to be done on the chill,
gray days of winter.
The old beds have to be
weeded, turned, and mulched

CGJ Assn. calls for parade entries

Plans are being made for the
13th Camp Gordon Johnston
Days Celebration in March.
This year's lineup will fea-
ture the U.S. Army "Silver
Wings" Band from Ft. Rucker,
Ala., as well as Army, National
Guard and Reserve Units.
The Camp Gordon John-

ston Association invites all mili-
tary and civic organizations and
individuals to come and partici-
pate to show support for veter-
ans, past, present and future.
Military recruiters are welcome
to set up displays and answer
questions regarding a career in
the Armed Forces.

All organizations wishing to
be included in the Camp Gordon
Johnston Days Celebration
parade on March 8 should con-
tact Parade Chairperson Sidney
Winchester at (850) 697-8575 or
through the Web site

Celebrating Hometown Life

with a layer of mushroom com-
post, followed by a blanket of
pine straw.
After the greenhouse panels
are repaired, the shelves of peat
pots cleaned off, and a low-heat
and watering source established,
the seeds that can be raised in the
greenhouse have to be planted,
and a close eye kept on them.
That's when, after all that
preparatory work, rest can return
for a few more weeks, all the
while dreaming of colorful sal-
ads, hearty beans and root veg-
etables and tall stalks of tasty
corn and stew vegetables, until
the weather catches up, and the
real work begins.
And if I really do follow
through, the prayers for rain
begin again!

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The Franklin Chronicle wants to add to its staff
of community correspondents. If you have a
knack for writing and like the idea of being a
newspaper reporter, mail your resume to P.O.
Box 590, Eastpoint, FL 32328, or e-mail it to

We also have an opening for ad sales staff to
work part time on commission basis.

Following are excerpts and
highlights of the Dec. 4 Franklin
County Commission meeting,
based on official county minutes:
Hubert Chipman, Public
Chipman and County
Attorney Michael Shuler gave an
update on the radio system prob-
lems. Commissioner Russell
Crofton said all agencies-coun-
ty and state-need to agree to a
frequency that will be used dur-
ing an emergency in the county.
Butch Baker, Director of
Emergency Management Ser-
vices, discussed the communica-
tion system that is used at the
Emergency Management Center.
Solid Waste
The County Commission
voted to authorize the Solid
Waste Department to advertise
for Request for Proposals for
Waste Disposal at the Transfer
Commissioners voted to
authorize the Parks and
Recreation Department to adver-
tise for Request For Proposals for
lighting at D.W Wilson Sports
Complex, which will be paid out
of a TDC grant.
Commissioner Noah
Lockley expressed his concerns
about the unavailability of a
local pay station for Progress
Energy, as Croom's
Transportation is no longer
accepting payments.
Dan Rothwell, County
On Nov. 14, the county
received an FDOT Bridge
Management System Inspection
Bridge Profile Report of New
River Road (Mill Road) Bailey
bridge. Inspectors recommend
repair of the bridge abutment.
Staff met with Commis-
sioner Lockley to discuss possi-
ble ways to enhance safety on
Earl King Street to 13th Street,
13th Street to Avenue M, and



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Avenue M to 15th Street. A
request for additional signage
has been sent to the city to
enhance public safety. County
Public Works is in the process of
applying asphalt millings to Earl
King Street from 23rd Avenue to
13th Street, 13th Street from Earl
King Street to Avenue M, and
Avenue M from 13th Street to
15th Street.
The survey and drawings
have been completed for the
drainage on the south side of
Squire Road. A copy of the plans
and recommendations will be
delivered to Public Works.
Concerning Lanark Village
Recycle Center Relocation, staff
has completed property research
and has started the layout for the
facility. Survey, staking and com-
pleted drawings, and stake out
will be forthcoming.
In accordance with the
Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices, staff recom-
mends that a school speed sign
with 20 mph and with hours
placard be placed a maximum
100' either side of school proper-
ty in Eastpoint. The existing
school warning with hours plac-
ard sign at northbound School
Road should stay at School Road
and Avenue A. Add a school
warning with hours placard sign
700' from school property on the
east bound lane of Tip Tucker
Road, and add two school warn-
ing crosswalk signs in opposing
directions at the crosswalks. The
County Commission approved a
motion to reflect the recommen-
Rothwell gave an update
on the Maintenance Shop.
Commissioner Bevin Putnal sug-
gested that Dewitt Polous, the
Mosquito Control Supervisor,
should be appointed as the
Supervisor of the Maintenance
Shop. Commissioners discussed
this and decided that this deci-
Continued on Page 6

January 4, 2008 Page 3

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Another Chronicle update
The Chronicle continues to go through a period of transition as we
enter 2008. And here's a prediction: A year from now when we are
entering 2009, the transition will be continuing.
I want to express my appreciation for our loyal readers and adver-
tisers who've supported us, and invite more of you onboard.
Since my last update, we've added a few new features worth men-
We recently resumed publication of
a thorough roundup of County Com-
mission action. Some of you have said
you miss these reports, and I've been
looking for a way within our limited
staff to do that. Today's report begins on
page 3.
You may have noticed our full
Th f "io, page cooking spread on the back page
L last week. We're publishing another one
today, and will continue to do so as
By Russell Roberts space allows. It's on page 16.
Today, on page 6 we publish our
first monthly horoscope, another feature offered by our friends at
American Profile. I know horoscopes are somewhat controversial.
Some people read them regularly and believe in their accuracy.
Others believe it's akin to devil-worship. But I suspect most people
who read them do so as mindless entertainment, the same way they
read a fortune cookie. Please don't assume that our publishing them
is an endorsement of their validity; it's just recognition that some peo-
ple enjoy reading their horoscope.
Speaking of our friends at American Profile, we will start distribut-
ing American Profile magazine as part of The Chronicle next week. The
magazine is similar to what daily papers carry in their Sunday edi-
tions, but it's slanted toward small-town living. I like it, and I hope
you will too. We originally had hoped to start it this week, as a good
way to start off the year, but it'll have to wait a week.
This full-color magazine will complement our local news cover-
age by providing editorial content that celebrates the people and
places that make up our nations small towns. American Profile
embraces the values and spirit of our readers, and we are pleased to
bring it on a regular basis. You might also read about local festivals in
American Profile, since they have a weekly list of special events. I've
already sent in a few announcements, but since the magazine is print-
ed several months in advance, it may be a while before our festivals
are published.
Also, The Chronicle is continuing to look for more writers to help
cover the community. If you have a knack for writing, send me an e-
mail at We could use your help.
Here's hoping 2008 is good to you, and good to Franklin County.
Times here in paradise have been tough for so long, I think we're due
for good things.

E Franklin

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Plausible denial or avoiding

responsibility is spreading

Avoiding responsibility is nothing new, but
today, I think, we have finally gone off the deep
end. I don't know where it started but I think it all
began with some
President and CIA
The President is
having trouble with
some dictator in
Slumbovia. The CIA
has the perfect solu-
tion. Let's kill the guy.
The President says
'OK, but I don't want
to know anything T
about it. Do whatever
you have to do but By Richard E. Noble
don't tell-me poop
about it' The CIA runs off and blows up
Slobadumb Heiss-abum. But then when the com-
mittee on "let's cover everything up" appears on
TV, the President says ... What bombing? Who got
killed? I know nothing.
This tactic is called the art of Plausible Denial.
It seems to be working well for government, so now
private enterprise has gotten in on the act.
You may have just heard about the lady who
-lives in Guatemala or Malaysia who may be hired
at two cents a month to take your order at the local
fast food drive-through for a quarter-pounder with
cheese in the near future. This is all going to be
accomplished by the Internet or satellite or some-
thing. But, whether or not, I'm sure you will be
familiar with the following which is, more or less,
what I consider an actual description of the way it
always seems to turn out these days.
The garbage truck passes by your little busi-
ness's dumpster for the 19th time this month. Your
dumpster is supposed to be dumped once each
week. You have garbage all over your parking lot
and today the wind is just perfect and the garbage
is actually being blown right in your front door. So
you get out your United Hurryup Dumpster
Service card, and call the emergency number on
the back.
"Al-ohhh? Dees ees dee Ory-yap Dumpster
"Yeah, well, your darn truck just zoomed by
me once again. Do you think that you clowns are
going to be able to pick up my garbage some time
this year?"

"What corn-tree are you call-ling from?"
"What country? I'm calling from the United
States of America, the home of the free the land
of the brave."
"Hold on please ... beep, buzz, puff, puff ...
Hello this is George. I'm the U.S. representative for
the Hurryup Dumpster Service. How may I help
"Yeah, George, the truck just zoomed by me
again. In fact, I can see the darn thing right out my
window. He's about a block down the road and it
looks like he is going to forget me one more time.
I've got garbage everywhere. I should think at six
thousand dollars a month, you blank-blanks should
be able to get a can or two of mine into your lousy
truck a couple of times a year, anyway. Can I talk
to somebody in charge or are all your executives
still in the Federal Penitentiary?"
"What state are you calling from, sir?"
"This is Billy Bob's Heavenly Hog Bar-b-que,
and I'm calling from that great state of Florida.
Our delegation is proud to cast all of our four mil-
lion uncounted votes for anybody. Is there anybody
out there, for crying out loud?"
"Thank you. I will connect you to your state ...
beep, beep whirl ... (music) ... lots of time later ...
Hello? This is Kathy, your Florida state representa-
tive and on behalf of the Hurryup Dumpster
Service may I be the first ..."
"Yeah, yeah, yaaaa. Listen sweetheart. I have
been waiting here now for two hours. I want to talk
to somebody about my garbage."
"What county are you calling from, sir?"
"Oh my goodness! I'm calling from Franklin
County, Florida which is located in the United
States of America ... And ..."
"One moment, sir; I'll connect you ... beep
beep ... screech beep ... beep ... Good afternoon. If
you are calling about paying your bill, press one. If
you are a new customer, press two.- If you need
service, press three."
(After pressing three) Beep beep ... "Al-oh?
what corn-tree are you calling from?"
Richard E. Noble has been a resident of Eastpoint for
around 30 years now. He has authored two books: "A
Summer with Charlie," which is currently listed on, and "Hobo-ing America, "which should be
listed on Amazon in the not too distant future. Most
recently he completed his first novel "Honor Thy Father
and Thy Mother," which will be published soon.

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Outcome of Snyder case will

I read with great interest the
letters to this newspaper about
Billy Snyder as well as the article
about the LVWSD. I can add
nothing to the testimonials about
Mr. Snyder as I find Mr. Snyder
to be an honest and honorable
man who is just trying to make
our community a better place. I
feel that his arrest was appalling
and a great miscarriage of justice
for which the State of Florida
and the Franklin County Sher-
iff's Office will soon find out.
I am obviously pleased with
the vote by the commissioners of
the LVWSD but I am skeptical
that our district commissioners
and their legal counsel will fol-
low through and that there will
be another maneuver to delay or
kill the proposed merger.
However, the good news is that
we have the option of a binding
referendum as a future solution
should the commissioners other-
wise try to sabotage the merger. I
seem to remember both
Commissioners Rohrs and
Thoman profess to the Franklin
County Commission that they
were going "change things" at
the LVWSD and would promote
the merger with the City of
Carrabelle. Well, so much for
failed campaign promises by our
water commissioners. I wonder
why they changed their positions
on a merger with the City of

The attack on Mr. Snyder ...
- was deliberate, arranged and pre-
meditated. ... I have a strong
opinion as to who arranged for
... the altercation. In Florida,
you have the absolute lawful
right to protect yourself if you
feel that your life is threatened or
you are about to suffer bodily
What is going to be quite
interesting is that Mr. Snyder has
engaged competent legal coun-
sel. I just cannot wait for the
trial. I know for a fact that not all
of the evidence including certain
audio and video recordings, wit-
ness statements and the like
made it to the state attorney's
office for review and evaluation
in the "determination" that Mr.
Snyder should be arrested for
battery. I am wondering if
Deputy John Solomon still has
the audio and video recording
taken from Mr. Snyder's and Mr.
Kight's equipment for which the
Sheriff's Department negligently
failed to issue customary chain
of custody receipts. I wonder
why the sheriff's investigator did
not include all of the statements
and other evidence in his "inves-
I also don't buy the fact that
the sheriff was unaware of the
impending arrest of Mr. Snyder
subsequent to a public meeting at
Chillas Hall. The arrest was
timed to inflict maximum humil-

be interesting
iation and embarrassment, not
only for Mr. Snyder but the com-
munity of Lanark Village. It
would appear that the sheriff
does not have command and
control of his department. The
good ol' boy network is alive and
well in this county and someone
is being protected. I also saw in
The Franklin Chronicle that we
have a new announced candidate
for Sheriff of Franklin County. I
think that next November we
will have a new sheriff who hap-
pens to be a former federal DEA
agent. Maybe this new candidate
for sheriff is just what this coun-
ty needs.
January is going to be an
interesting month around here.
We'll see if the public hearing
about the merger on January 21
does, in fact, happen. Mr.
Snyder's trial is going to be quite
revealing. ... Of course, the sher-
Siff.and the state have the option
of dropping the charges against
Mr. Snyder and avoiding public
embarrassment at a trial. If they
do drop the charges, then our
suspicions will be confirmed and
the Sheriff's Department and the
State of Florida will be embar-
rassed anyway.
Yes, January is going to be
an interesting month around
here. I am looking forward to it.
Mike McLoad
Lanark Village

Brittany McPherson

New Year's from Page 1
starting in Carrabelle."
Brittany McPherson, 12, put
a bit of a burden on herself. She
vowed to both "Learn Spanish
and lose some weight." This res-
olution was backed up by an
English-Spanish dictionary she
was carrying while riding on her
bike. ('La bicicleta,' she proudly
Her young friend, Marjorie
Morrow, 7, had a fast,-but very
sincere answer. "I am going to
get better grades, and try to make
peace in my family."
If only everyone made such
simple, heartfelt resolutions, we
might have a better New Year
ahead of us after all.

The top ten comedic news stories of 2007

Syndicated Columnist
OK. Just so you know: the
Top Ten Comedic News Stories
of the Year are as different from
the Top Ten Legitimate News
Stories of the Year as Pepper-
mint Mini Marshmallow Froot
Loops are from porridge. For
instance, the Pakistani govern-
ment transition didn't make our
list. Why? Because it has the
humor quotient of cider-vinegar
footbaths. Except for President
Musharraf's first name being
Pervez. Short for Perv? Prez
Perv. Nice alliteration there. But
funny? Let me think. No.
Subprime mortgage crisis? Yeah,
right. Rusty nail through the bot-
tom of your Reeboks funny.
Myanmar, Virginia Tech, you see
my point. So let's go my route.
Here are the stories of '07 that
were the most lampoonable.
10. Jimmy Carter called
President Bush the "worst presi-
dent ever." And by the very
nature of that statement, that
would have to include... Jimmy
Carter. "Worst President Ever,"
by Jimmy Carter. That can't be
good. Like having your drug
intervention hosted by Lindsay


9. David Petraeus, the
Surgin' General, said Iraq looks
more and more like America
every day. Apparently they want
us out of there too. Claims the
government is paralyzed by petty
partisan squabbling, so maybe
they are getting the hang of a
western-style democracy.
8. Hillary Clinton asked the
public to help pick her official
campaign song. Here are some
additional suggestions. "The
Theme from Shaft." "It's Too
Late, Baby." "Devil with a Blue
Dress." "She's Cold as Ice."
7. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
demonstrated the concept of free
speech in America. Both he and
Bush at the United Nations on
the same day. Think of it: a reli-

gious fanatic who sponsors
secret prisons and has antago-
nized the whole world and an
Iranian, both addressing the
General Assembly.
6. Rudy Giuliani tried to
espouse traditional family values
on the campaign trail. And the
fact that he's had three wives just
means he's extra-traditional. The
Christian Coalition threatened to
form a third party if Rudy
Giuliani becomes the Republi-
can nominee. Wonder what
they'll call it? Too bad "the
Taliban" is already taken.
5. Karl Rove and Attorney
General Alberto Gonzales both
resigned. I'm thinking the only
reason he kept supporting
Gonzales is because "Attorney
General" and "Alberto
Gonzales" both start with AG,
and it was the only way he could
remember who was filling the
position. Like a mnemonic
device. Karl Rove: proof positive
that the Devil and the Pillsbury
Dough Boy had more than a
passing acquaintance.
4. Mitt Romney tried to run
a perfect campaign. Looks like
he's been dipped in a
polyurethane bath. Flip-flopped
so much he's in danger of trig-
gering a Stage-Four John Kerry
Alert. His campaign ads should
close with, "I'm Mitt Romney,

and I both approve and disap-
prove of this ad."
3. Paris Hilton was offered
community service, but the com-
munity declined. Q. What's the
difference between Paris Hilton
and Sco6ter Libby? A. 23 days.
2. Dick Cheney's Chief of
Staff Scooter Libby was fined a
quarter million dollars, which
was paid for by the Scooter
Libby Defense Fund, which you
and I know a ... Halliburton. His
30-month sentence was then
commuted by President Bush,
who apparently is not just the
Decider, he's also the

1. Idaho Republican Senator
Larry Craig isn't gay and didn't
quit. He may be homosexual, but
he is so not gay.. Like a
Rorschach blot of not gay. Said
he was entrapped. Cop must
have worn some fetching
footwear. Italian design, really
shiny and the laces.were perfect.
Should have gone with the
Restless Leg Syndrome defense.
Will Durst is a political comedian
who has performed around the
world. His column is syndicated by
Cagle Cartoons Inc.

Marjorie Morrow

Heather Mulkey

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The Franklin Chronicle

American Profile debuts next week

American Profile, a full-color national
magazine with regionalized editorial con-
tent that celebrates the people, places and
things that make America great, will
debut in The Franklin Chronicle, on Jan. 11
as an insert in the newspaper.
Each edition of American Profile will
include a broad range of regular features,
including Hometown Heroes, regional
calendars of events, as well as features on
celebrities with hometown ties, health
trends, entertainment, important current
issues, and recipes. A special feature will

County Commission from Page 3
sion should be made at a later date.
Commissioner Smokey Parrish suggested
that once the shop is operational, a work-
shop should be scheduled to discuss the
manner in which the departments will uti-
lize the Maintenance Shop and at that
time institute some procedures.
Bill Mahan, County Extension Director
Commissioner Putnal asked Mahan
to recommend some options to help solve
the problem the county is having with
bears attacking pets and approaching the
general public seeking food. Commission-
er Sanders suggested sending the Fish and
Wildlife Commission (FWC) a letter stat-
ing the Board's concerns regarding this
problem. The commission approved a
motion directing staff to send FWC a let-
ter regarding the problems the county is
having with the bear population and sug-
gest, as an option, that a short bear-huit-
ing season be opened.
Kevin Begos, Seafood Task Force
Begos gave an update on the
Lombardi property purchase and dis-
cussed the funding options for this land
purchase, but expressed the need for the
county to own this property for the
seafood workers of Franklin County.
Commissioner Putnal suggested inviting
the Department Environmental Protec-
tion permit department to a future public
hearing to discuss the proposed use for
this property. Chairman Lockley suggest-
ed contacting the St. Joe Company since
it owns adjacent property to the Lombardi
County staff has made contact with
the Department of Agriculture, staff
regarding the opening of Pig Pen bar, and
the bars near Channel marker 7 and 9,
which are usually closed because of too
much freshwater. Commissioners dis-
cussed seeking relay or shell planting in
case winter bars are depleted because of
too much harvesting pressure.
Commissioners approved a motion to
send a letter supporting Rep. Will
Kendrick's efforts on relay or shell plant-
ing relief funds.
Marcia M. Johnson, Clerk of Courts
The Commission approved a
motion to proceed with the purchase of a
new telephone communication system
from Fairpoint Communications as a sole
source provider. The new telephone sys-
tem is for the courthouse and annex build-
ings. The county received a quote of
$34,824. The county included an amount
of $35,000 in the budget for the purchase.
The current telephone system was
installed over 10 years ago. That system is
now outdated and the county is having
difficulty keeping it maintained. Repairs
are becoming more expensive and more
frequent because of the age of the soft-
ware and system. Fairpoint Communica-
tions installed and maintained the current
The Clerk received a report on hos-
pital finances ending the month of
October. It indicated a bank balance of
Alan Pierce, Director of Administrative
Commissioners approved a motion
to send a letter to the School Board con-
cerning three items: a) Potential medical
clinic on Carrabelle School property; b)
Use of Apalachicola High School football
field for youth soccer and football; c) Use
of an indoor basketball court in

also be a profile of one of America's great
Until now, -hometown and communi-
ty newspapers have not had access to a
magazine with quality content and pro-
duction that meets or exceeds that of the
Sunday magazines, according to Dick
Porter, President and CEO of American
"Large market daily newspapers are
well-served with the existing Sunday mag-
azines, but weeklies require fundamental-
ly different approaches...," Porter said.

Apalachicola for winter youth basketball.
Commissioners approved a request
from the City of Carrabelle to extend
sewer and water west along U.S. 98 to
Cape Street and north on Cape Street to
serve the Crooked River Lighthouse Park
that is owned by the city. Pierce stated that
the property owners in the area will not be
allowed higher density because of this
Commissioners approved a motion
to appoint Chairman Lockley to the
Transportation Disadvantaged Commit-
tee, Commissioner Russell Crofton to the
Tourist Development Council, and direct
staff to attend the other committee meet-
The commission approved Preble-
Rish services for three projects the Board
has indicated they want Preble-Rish to
continue: 1) Alligator Point Erosion
Control Final Design-this is a pass
through to Mike Dombrowski/MDR.
This will be paid using state funds from
the Alligator Point Legislative Appropria-
tion. 2) Bluff Road Boat Ramp Phase II-
This will be paid using Florida Boating
Improvement Trust Fund grant. 3)
Alligator Point Road Resurfacing This
will be paid using the DOT Small County
Outreach Program. Board stated they
wanted this road paved with a better base
that was used.during the paving project
for the Lake Morality Road project.
Alligator Point Beach Renourish-
ment update: The Board will open bids
Jan. 15th for the beach renourishment
construction. Staff recommends the
Board hold a special meeting on Tuesday,
Jan. 22, to receive a recommendation on
the bids, and at the same time determine
the county contribution. The Board still
needs to finalize an election date, and
election rules. Commissioners approved a
motion to hold a special meeting on
Tuesday January 22, at 9 a.m.
Bids will be opened at the regular
Board meeting on Jan. 2 for the St.
George Island Bike Path, and the St.
George Island Boat Ramp.
Commissioners approved closing
statements between the county and the
Trust for Public Land to acquire the south
half of the Sportsman Lodge property.
Previously, the Board had approved
grant closing statements between county
and the Florida Communities Trust,
which was providing the county the
money to pay for appraisals, and buy the
land. Now, the county is taking the money
and using it to buy the land from the Trust
for Public Land. The appraisals have
already been paid for. The recording fee
has been paid for out of the grant. The
deed should be recorded before Christ-
Commissioner Putnal said the creek
on the Sportsman Lodge property was
dried up and asked Pierce to check if there
was some blockage further up causing the
weak water flow.
Commissioners' comments
Commissioner Crofton expressed
concern regarding the proposed new
power lines Progress Energy will be
installing around the Apalachicola
Airport and stated that his calls to the
Public Service Commission were going
unanswered. Commissioners approved
sending a letter to the Public Service
Commission regarding the power lines.
Commissioner Sanders reminded
the Board of the Camp Gordon Johnston
parade on March 8 at 10:45 a.m.

Question #238: True or False...
You and a friend are in outer

space with nothing else in sight,

and you float past her. It is

impossible for you to know which
one of you is actually moving and

which is staying still.

rnl uamsuv

s JANUARY 2008
Opportunities for career change may come your way this month, Aries. Think big and the
result will be big! Be prepared for many good things from the new moon on the 8th, and con-
tinuing through the 30th. Use the full moon in Leo on the 22nd to reassess strategies. Love
relationships soar when Venus connects with Jupiter on the 24th!
What better way to start the New Year than with the new moon in"Capricorn on the 8th?
Expansion is the key word as Jupiter lights up your life in a big way. Be ready to take advan-
tage of new opportunities at work and in love on the 24th. Stay upbeat when Mercury moves
retrograde on the 28th. Don't force issues, Taurus!
You are in a wonderful position star-wise as the month begins. Prepare yourself for
career moves and responsibilities early this month. Submit proposals; send applications and
travel well in advance of the 28th when Mercury moves retrograde. Try not to over-do,
Gemini, and everything will work out just right!
You are an emotional person and get a little too bottled up when life doesn't seem to go
as you planned. Don't worry, Cancer. Everything will come into focus by the 24th when Venus
enters Capricorn. You will understand where you are in a relationship and find comfort in a
new discovery!
This month not only marks the beginning of a new year but a "new you" at work if that's
what you want. Career opportunities or career changes present themselves on the 8th. As
you know, Leo, nothing even leaves the starting block unless you will it and work on it. Start
new health habits too!
There may not be much to get excited about on the work scene but your chances for
romantic involvement look great as Venus enters Capricorn on the 24th! Look forward to a
beautiful start to the New Year, Virgo. Career efforts get a boost when Mars turns direct in
Gemini on the 30th!
With the new moon in Capricorn on the 8th, you may find it most comfortable being at
home, Libra. Work on that unfinished home improvement project or simply clean up after the
holiday festivities. By the time of the full moon on the 22nd you will be ready to get out and
show your social skills. Romance is in the air!
Action, change and fatigue may figure into this month significantly. Never one to shy
away from problems, you're going to be fine as long as you get sufficient rest. In the midst of
various challenges you should have some good luck between the 24th and the 30th. Be wise
and have contracts, applications and travel plans complete before the 28th!
This year will play to your innate curiosity and adventurous spirit, Sagittarius. Mercury
movement offers you positive results from your daily activities on the 7th. The full moon on
the 22nd provides insight and proves to be a wonderful time to use your mind and imagina-
Many rewarding and positive days lie ahead beginning with the new moon on the 8th.
Venus enters Capricorn on the 24th for big romantic possibilities. As you deal with the
demands of the New Year take time to improve your health habits. Complete all preparations
before the 28th!
Your energy level may be down so you will benefit from extra rest during the first part of
the month. Pace yourself until the sun is in your sign on the 20th. The full moon on the 22nd
will give you an added boost in romance and relationships. Mark the 24th as a special day.
Positive changes are in store for you this year, Aquarius!
Social activity along with a hectic schedule marks the overall picture this month. Whether
planned or not, situations come up this month that will require you to stop, breathe and med-
itate. It's not that all is drudgery, Pisces, but plenty will be happening. Your creativity thrives
on the 7th!
-From American Profile


__ _

The Franklin Chronicle


January 4, 2008 Page 7

Peter Crowell Presents

Weekly economic update for the / I
week of December 31, 2007 M

Quote of the week
"Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long." -Miguel
de Cervantes
Weakest new honie sales in 12 years
According to the Commerce Department, new home sales fell
9% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 647,000,
making last month the poorest for new
home purchases since April 1995.
(Economists polled had forecast only a
1.8% drop.) The median sale price of a
new home dipped slightly to $239,100
last month, and sales were down in all
regions except the West.1 New home
sales have dropped 25.4% this year, a
level of decline unseen since 1963.
Dollar descends on housing woes
U l One U.S. economic indicator can
Sponsored by Pete have a global impact. The dollar had
Crowell, CFP declined all week, and Friday's dismal
housing data sent the currency to its
worst week against the euro since April 2006. "The dollar is like a
sore thumb getting hit by a hammer. U.S. housing data shows no signs
of any bottom in sight," noted FOREX chief currency strategist
Brian Dolan. On Friday, interest rate futures on the Chicago Board of
Trade indicated a 94% chance of a .25% rate cut- at the Federal
Reserve's January 30th policy meeting.
Jobless claims up, yet confidence up
While unemployment claims increased by just 1,000 last week,
the gain did mark the third weekly increase in a row-and the popu-
lation of those drawing unemployment benefits for two or more
weeks reached its highest level since November 2005. Yet the
Conference Board reported a rise in its consumer confidence index to
88.6 for December, from 87.8 in November. Durable goods invento-
ries rose 0.8% in November, even as durable goods orders fell by
Up-and-down week ends wild year
On Wall Street, 2007 wrapped up with a mild retreat. The NAS-
DAQ maintained its momentum in Q4 while the Dow and the S&P
500 rode out turbulence. Treasuries were poised to enjoy their best
year since 2002.
% Change 1-Week 4-Week Y-T-D
DJIA -0.63 -0.04 +7.24
NASDAQ -0.66 +0.50 +10.73
S&P 500 -0.40 -0.18 +4.24

(Source:,, 12/28/07)

Riddle of the week
Ten ice cream bars and 6 ice cream cones cost $13. But if you buy
6 ice cream bars and 10 ice cream cones, the bill will be $11. How
much does an ice cream bar cost? Read next week's Update for the answer
Last week's riddle
What was the date and time exactly one million seconds into the
year 2007? Answer: January 12th, 1:46:40p.m.
Pete Crowell is a Certfied Financial Planner in Tallahassee and a Franklin
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This Week's Answer

Cogno's Corner

Answer to question #238 is: True.
If you walk by your friend as she stands still on the side-
walk, it is easy to tell who is moving and who is standing still.
Her legs are not moving, her feet are staying on the same part
of the sidewalk, etc. But in space, neither of you would be
standing on anything, nor are there nearby objects to help you
orient yourself. You won't know which one of you is moving.
You could both be moving!

1. Jockey's handful
6. -friendly (easy
to operate)
10. Part of a semi
13. Sandy's owner
14. Grammy-winning
16. Grand _Opry
17. Drafting
19. Harry Potter's
best friend
20. Predict
21. Croupiers' tools
23. Blemish on a
QB's record
24. Moon vehicles
26. Baby docs
27. It might say "You
are here"
29. Ventilation
33. Taking one's cuts
36. Treater's words
37. ZZ Top, for one
38. The Ivy League's
Big Red
40. Sewer's guide
42. Totally confused
43. Tosses in
45. Loser to Truman
46. Prime Minister
before Major
48. Leary's
49. Mauna
50. Defaulter's loss
52. Music store buy
55. Thin cookie
57. Weaver of spells
60. Rhoda's TV mom
61. Often-pickled
pork morsel
644. Guitarist _Paul
65. Cosmetician
66. Porkers' pads
67. Blaster's need
68. Coal carriers
69. Corn loaves

Pitch It In!

American Profile Hometown Content

1. One-named
2. Ken Lay's
3. Like helium
4. Mudville
5. Shia or Sunni
6. Quitter's cry
7. Sam & Dave
8. Blow-it
9. 4 (Toyota
crossover SUV)
10. Bottle opener, of
11. Natural emollient
12. Uncle (rice
15. Judean king

18. 1965 Beatles
22. Bordered on
25. Nincompoops
27. Animal on a
Florida license
28. Packed away
30. Stephen of
"Citizen X"
31. Poop out
32. PlayStation maker
33. "... way to skin

34. Reggae's Peter
35. One "B" in B&B
36. Not as up-to-date
39. 'Well, -di-dah!"
41. Good stats for
44. Togged out
47. diem

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48. Bereft, old-style
51. Assaults from
52. Adam of
"Chicago Hope"
53. Springer show
54. Bench exercise
55. Go limp
56. Yemeni port
58. Zodiacal divider
59. Opposite of
62. "Sort of" suffix
63. Classic Pontiac
muscle car

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SCatch-and-release continues to catch on

Nws hfr FW

A Liberty County man who
was shot in the arm in a hunting
accident Saturday, Dec. 29 is
recovering in a Tallahassee hos-
Noel Brock Reynolds, 49,
Bristol, was shot once in the
right forearm after his brother-in-
law Steven Mark Flint, 52,
Milton, mistook him for a deer.
The accident occurred around 11
a.m. on a family farm near the
community of Orange south of
Bristol. Reynolds was taken to
Tallahassee Regional Medical
Center where he underwent sur-
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
Investigator Steve Thomas said
Reynolds, his brother and anoth-
er person were on foot attempt-
ing to drive deer toward Flint
when the shooting occurred.
"Flint said he saw move-
ment and fired. He thought he
was shooting at a deer," Thomas
Investigators say Flint and
the others were 350 feet apart.
They also said there was some
brush between the men. Flint
was using a .45 cal. lever action
rifle. Thomas said none of the
hunters were wearing hunter
orange clothing. However,
hunter orange is only required
for deer hunters on public lands.
"This is a textbook example
of a hunting accident caused by
'failure to identify your target,'"
Thomas said. "This is why we
encourage hunters to wear
hunter orange, even on private
property. It pretty much elimi-
nates 'mistaken for game' hunt-
ing accidents."
Thomas said he will sit
down with the state attorney in
the next few days to review the
investigation. FWC Officer Lane
Bentley assisted with the investi-
Bears slaughtered
FWC officials are requesting
the public's help in determining
who slaughtered two Florida
black bears in Gulf County.
FWC received notification
on Dec. 22 that two bears had
been killed illegally. One was a
195-pound female found on
Road 20, and the other was a
125-pound female found on
Jarrott Daniels Road. Both bears
had been shot, FWC officials
The roads are located
between two private properties
that are leased for hunting.
Florida banned the hunting of
black bears in 1994. The bears
are now listed as threatened in
the state.
The investigation into who
committed these crimes contin-
ues, and a reward is being offered
if the information leads to an
arrest, according to FWC offi-
cials. Call Wildlife Alert toll-free
at 1-888-404-3922 to report any
information about this crime.
Callers can remain anonymous.

Most anglers just want to
catch the opportunity to relax
outdoors. Numerous studies
have shown that catching fish to
eat or catching a trophy fish is
not the motivation behind most
recreational fishing trips.
A recent report from Angler shows that 60 per-
cent of anglers release most of
the fish they catch; 18 percent
release all the fish they catch;
and only 21 percent keep every-
thing they can legally. Those
statistics are consistent with the
reasons that most anglers choose
to go fishing.
Spending quality time in
nature and with friends and rela-
tives, away from the pressure of
everyday life, consistently are the
top reasons for being a recre-
ational angler. The challenge of
fishing and the opportunity to
connect with our heritage and to
pass it on to future generations
also beckon many who pick up a
rod and reel and head to the
Henry David Thoreau said it
best, "Many men go fishing all of
their lives without knowing that
it is not fish they are after."
From conservation n stand-

By Bob Wattendorf,

point that is great news for all of
us. Our treasured fisheries must
be shared by more people each
year, and quality habitat is dwin-
dling in many areas in spite of
great efforts to protect and
restore lakes and rivers. Conse-
quently, a willingness to practice
catch-and-release helps ensure
the future of the sport and the
involvement of future genera-
tions in protecting our natural
resources. However, for catch-
and-release to enhance the fish-
ery, certain basic. procedures
must be followed. Whether the
release is mandated by law, the
convenient choice of the
moment, or an adhered-to con-
servation principle, certain prac-

tices should be applied.
Catch-and-release is a prov-
en technique, and even very large
bass may be caught several times
with proper handling techniques.
Follow these tips for success-
ful release of Florida's freshwa-
ter fish:
Use hooks with barbs bent
down or filed off, to allow easy
Strike quickly, to avoid the
fish swallowing the hook.
Play fish rapidly, to prevent
wearing them out; the more they
fight and jump, the higher their
stress hormones and less chance
of survival.
To prevent scale loss, don't
use gaffs or even abrasive land-
ing nets.
Don't squeeze the fish; sup-
port it under the belly with a grip
on the lower jaw, to prevent dam-
aging internal organs or breaking
the jaw.
Keep fish out of water as
little as possible; they don't
breathe any better in air than you
do under water.
Use dehooking tools, to
minimize the time out of water
and the tendency to squeeze the

Cut the line if the hook
was swallowed; the stomach acid
will dissolve the hook.
To prevent fatal damage to
the gills, don't use fish stringers.
Revive fish when needed
by gently moving them back and
forth horizontally in the water, to
help. get oxygen to the gills. In
Florida's fresh waters, the fish
are seldom deep enough to
require a bass to be vented or
fizzed; this just adds stress, so
don't do it.
If you are placing a fish in
a livewell, make sure the aerator
is working and the water temper-
ature is at least as cool as the
water the fish are from. Use a lit-
tle ice to cool it down if neces-
sary, but avoid drastic tempera-
ture shocks for the fish placed
into the well or released back to
Commercial adjuncts that
provide a little salt can help the
fish to deal with the stress.
Remember the oft-quoted
adage from Lee Wulff, 'A good
gamefish is too valuable to be
caught only once. The fish you
release is your gift to another

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Filming in
(Photo on left) Amon Focus,
of the Open Florida RV
crew, gathers video and
sound in Franklin County to
place on VISIT FLORIDA's
new web site, www.VISIT- He's seen
here with Florida expert
Lucy Beebe Tobias, a free-
lance writer, photographer
and artist who lives in
Ocala. She's on location
amongst the oyster boats in
Apalachicola. A customized
RV, modified to serve as a
mobile video production stu-
dio, was in Franklin County
recently as part of a new
effort to promote tourism in
Florida. The crew was
recently at the Dixie Thea-
ter, the John Gorrie Museum,
the Gibson Inn, and at the
state park on St. George

(Photo on left) It seems odd
that about 20 railroad cars
would sit abandoned on the
tracks that run parallel to
S.R. 65 near Sumatra at the
Liberty-Franklin County
line. Surely they have some
value to someone...why
were they left to rust? After
passing by the railroad cars
several times over the course
of a few months, The
Franklin Chronicle tried to
track down the answers.
About the closest we got was
a promise from C&N Rail-
road's communications off-
ice in Jacksonville to check
into the matter and call
back. Well, we never heard
back from them, but within a
week after our call, the cars
had been removed.

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Each year, many people set
New Year's resolutions related to
improving our health and fitness.
If your plans include joining a
health club, purchasing exercise
equipment or other weight
loss methods, the Better Business
Bureau offers tips to help you
determine the best option to
meet your needs.
Determine your fitness
goals. Do you want to build
endurance? Increase strength?
Become a better tennis player?
Decide how you will
accomplish those goals. Aerobic
exercise? Weight training? Yoga?
Consider your budget.
What amount can you comfort-
ably devote to physical fitness
each month?
Choose an exercise outlet
that you will stick with. Would
you enjoy working out at the
gym? Do you prefer the conven-
ience of exercising at home?
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will meet your needs:
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to use it to see how crowded it is,
the cleanliness and condition of
the work-out area and equip-
ment, the atmosphere and the
clientele. Do you like the equip-
ment, classes, amenities and staff
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satisfied? Have they experienced
any problems? How were prob-
lems resolved?
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they friendly and helpful? Ask
about their qualifications, certifi-
cation, education and experi-
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a sample contract home and read
it thoroughly. Does it list all the
services and facilities and hours
of operation? Is everything the
salesperson promised in the con-
tract? What is included in the
monthly fee? What costs extra?
What are your cancellation
rights if you move, become
injured or the club closes?
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the facility meet state bonding
and licensing requirements? The
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ture and Consumer Services reg-
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* 6 p.m.: City of Carrabelle January meeung at the Franklin Senior Center.
* 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Spring 2008 registrauon at the Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast
Community College.
* 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Spring 2008 registration at the Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast
Community College.
* 5:30 p.m.: Monthly meeting of the Carrabele Lighthouse Associaton, Carrabelle
Library. All those interested in future plans for the Crooked River Lighthouse Park
expansion are encouraged to attend.
* 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Spring 2008 registration at the Gulf/Franklin Center of Gulf Coast
Community College.
* Noon: Monthly Apalachicola Chamber business luncheon. Tamara's Cafe Flondita, 17
Avenue E. Apalachicola.
* 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Apalachicola Chamber Business After Hours, Harry A's. 28 West
Bayshore. St. George Island
* 10 a.m. CST: Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority meeting, South
SWalton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre, Santa Rosa Beach.
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This is a photo of the R.L. Hill, a stern-wheel paddle steamship. According to the Florida
Photographic Archives, "This was possibly photographed on July 4, 1880. It was a Method-
ist Church outing to the eastern end of St. George Island." According to a caption beneath
the photo, the R.L. Hill as built in Blountstown and probably carried goods and passengers
on the Apalachicola River before being taken to Carrabelle, where it was stationed on the
Crooked River. It was owned by Lafayette Yent.

Don't forget to file for rebates

As you tidy up from the hol-
idays, don't throw away packag-
ing or sales receipts if you plan
to file for rebates. Those items
may be required to secure your
Companies offer billions in
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every year--on everything from
toothbrushes to digital cameras -
but not every consumer makes
the effort to collect. According to
the Promotional Marketing
Association, the average redemp-
tion rate is about one in five.
Some consumers who go
through the redemption process
miss the filing deadline or submit
insufficient information. Those
who do succeed in claiming their
rebates can save hundreds of dol-
If you were among the holi-
day shoppers enticed to purchase
gifts offering rebates, your Better
Business Bureau suggests that
you review rebate offers as soon
as possible and note expiration
dates. You may be approaching
the filing deadline. In most cases,
rebate paperwork must be sent to
the manufacturer or retailer
within 30 days of the product
Rebate offers typically
require consumers to mail the
requested documentation to a
redemption address, but some
retailers offer the opportunity to
file for a rebate online. Check the
company Web site if you have
rebate questions.
The documentation required
usually includes the original
sales receipt,,UPC code (it some-
times must be cut from the prod-
uct package), rebate certificate,

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and the customer's name,
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exactly as. detailed on the rebate
form and provide all requested
Consider sending your
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mail if you want to secure proof
that you mailed your form by the
required deadline.
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blank squares. Fill in all 81 squares on the puzzle with numbers 1
to 9. You may not repeat any numbers in any one of the nine sec-
tions that you've already used elsewhere in that section. Also, you
can use each number 1-9 only once in each horizontal line of nine
squares, and in each vertical column of nine squares. The puzzle is
completed when you correctly fill every square. Answer to this
week's Sudoku Puzzle is on page 13.

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Resolutions you can live with all

The New Year inevitably
brings resolutions: lose weight,
live healthier, save money, find
romance, etc. It's typical to make
resolutions for yourself, but what
about your home? After all, you
don't want to be a slimmer,
healthier, wealthier person living
in a home you hate, right?
Believe it or not, the most
common resolutions can be
applied to your home, too!
Remember, the trick to achieving
success with any resolution is to
have a solid plan of attack. So,
let's get started.
Lose Weight
It is all too common to turn
our homes into nothing more
than a storage center. Excess
clutter cuts off the flow of your
home and can b'e mentally suffo-
cating. So, this year, make the
resolution to trim some of the
Start by losing some of the
clutter around the house. How
many piles, stacks, boxes and
storage bins can you find in your
house? Set up some guidelines
beforehand so you stick to your
Here's a simple place to
start: if you have clothing you
haven't worn in years still hang-
ing in your closet, get rid of
them! You can throw them away,
have a garage sale, sell it on eBay,
or you can get great tax deduc-
tions by donating them.
Donating used furniture, cloth-
ing and books are a great way to
save on your taxes. By clearing
out and cleaning up, you can
empty your house and potential-
ly fill your wallet. If you do wind
up purging and still have a ton of
stuff,' learn how to reorganize
Like with any resolution,
achieve your goals in pieces. For



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and Eden Jarrin
example, the trick to making sure
you stick to your "house diet" is
to avoid trying to complete it all
at once. It's just too overwhelm-
ing! Just the thought of how
much there is to clean and organ-
ize becomes so frightening that
you end up postponing it for
days, weeks, and even months.
So, start small. Start with just
one stack or pile. Once you're
done, move on to the next. But
be realistic by setting goals you
can genuinely achieve and-you'll
be inspired to continue on.
You might try spreading out
the labor. We found the most
success from prioritizing the
things that need to get done, and
then putting them on a timeline.
For instance: January Closet,
February Bathroom, March -
Kitchen, April Bedroom, etc.
By allowing yourself a whole
month to accomplish a task, it
not only helps you to finish on
time, but you also get a well-
deserved break in between de-
cluttering projects!
Live Healthier
The healthier your home is,
often, the healthier you will be.
Obviously, you're not going to
feed your home healthy food, but
you can make your home a
healthier place to live. Making a
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increase the overall safety and
comfort of your home.
Some great places to start
are to make your home a bit
safer by installing smoke and
carbon monoxide detectors. A
good rule to follow for smoke
alarms is to have at least one
alarm per level of your house.
But a stricter rule would be to
place them near areas that are
more prone to danger and where
you sleep. Smoke detectors in the
kitchen, just outside the base-
ment, outside each bedroom and
at the top of any stairwell are
excellent areas to consider.
For carbon monoxide detec-
tors, the cold weather of winter
gives us more reasons to use fire-
places, heaters or to "warm up"
the car in our garage for several
minutes before driving. Thus,
our likelihood of exposure to
CO increases. You're most at risk
for carbon monoxide poisoning
if you have an attached garage, a
fireplace, or use gas to heat your
home; keep these areas in mind
when you install them.
When shopping for detec-
tors, look for those with war-
ranties and low-battery alerts.
Keep in- mind there are some
great models available now that
are both a smoke and carbon.
monoxide detector. If you
already have detectors installed,
test them to make sure they're
functioning properly. Remember,
the average age of most detectors
is 2-4 years. So, replace them as
Another inexpensive and
easy improvement that can dra-
matically increase the quality of
life in your home is to change
out the filters in your heating,
ventilation and air conditioning
systems. Most filters are as easy
to change as a toilet paper roll.

year long
Simply remove the old one,
check the model number and
size, buy a replacement filter
from your local home improve-
ment center and place it in the
system. You'll want .to make a
habit of doing this at least once,
if not twice a year. A good way
to remember to do .this is to
check it every time you move
your clocks for daylight savings
time. For more great home safe-
ty tips, click here.
Manage Money Better
Look around your home
and find out where you're just
throwing money away. Are your
Slights always on? Does the heat
escape through cracks in your
door and window frames? Is
your thermostat less than accu-
rate? By installing dimmer
switches on your lights, fixing
the cracks where the wind comes
in and replacing your thermostat
with a programmable thermo-
stat, you're bound to be on your
way to a better financial future.
Another area to consider
saving is that if you're planning
on any home improvement proj-
ects, this year now is the perfect
time to plan them out. By map-
ping out the plan of attack at the
beginning of the year, you can
get a good handle on the house-
hold budget. Remember, that
many home improvement proj-
ects might seem overwhelming
at first, so it's a great idea to hit
them one at a time, breaking
them up over the course of the
year to keep things smooth and
easy. More energy and money
saving tips can be found here.
For example, in January you
might decide to install closet
storage system; February-
Install new lighting and a new
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print" to help fight global warm-
ing. Do you have suggestions for
ways I can make good on my
- Carrie, via e-mail
There's never been a more
urgent time to reduce your car-
bon footprint..With the U.S. gov-
ernment still opting out of
mandatory emissions cuts, it's up
to every individual, business
owner and city or state govern-
ment to take steps. So here are 10
ways to get you started in the
new year:
(1) Step-up Recycling and
Composting: Recycling prevents
carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
by saving the energy it takes to
make products from new materi-
als and by saving the energy it
takes to incinerate or landfill
what we discard. And compost-
ing food scraps turns organic
material back into fertile soil,
which itself is an efficient carbon
"sink." To get started, see: and www.
(2) Stay close or stay put:
About half the CO2 we generate
comes from our car trips,- so
walk, bike or take mass transit
instead. Air travel also produces
huge amounts of C02, so the
less you fly, the smaller your car-
bon footprint. See: www.cul-
(3) Eat organic and local:
Stick to foods produced organi-
cally and you prevent harmful
pesticides and fertilizers from
polluting air, waterways, soils
and family members. And if the
food is grown nearby, thousands
of pounds of C02 weren't emit-
ted getting it to your grocery
store. See: www.
(4) Buy green power: Your
power company might just
source part of its supply from
renewable sources like hydro-
electric or wind, and will sell it to
customers who know to ask for
it. See:
(5) Change out your light-
bulbs: A compact fluorescent
lightbulb (CFL) uses less than a
third of the energy of an incan-
descent bulb to produce the same
amount of light-and it lasts 10
times longer. And some CFLs
now have 3-way capabilities and
can be dimmed. Visit Energy
Federation, Inc. at:
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Call Gene K. Strickland
Construction for additions, sun
rooms, gutters, siding, decks and
more. Call (850) 528-4992.

40 acres, Pine Coast Plantation
on Crooked River, $350,000.
Call for details. Bobby Turner,

Alligator Point 2 bed/2 bath
home $850/month, 6/12 month
lease, furnished or unfurnished.
Pets. Credit & references
required. 349-2408.

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you're looking for at Walkstreet,
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in Carrabelle. 86 Tallahassee
Street. 697-2046.

1980 Dodge R/V, runs good,
good tires, needs interior work,
good hunter's camper. MUST
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Advertising salesperson. The
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applications for an advertising
salesperson-in Carrabelle. Full or
part time. Send your resume to, or
to PO Box 590, Eastpoint, FL

Erickson's Cleaning Services
will clean homes, rentals, offices
in Franklin County. 850-381-

Topper for small pickup truck,
$75, 670-4377.

Be Jane from Page 13

mirror; March-Refinish Your
Appliances; April-Make a New
Upholstered Headboard. Take a
look at some of our many how-
to projects to help give you some
ideas on what you might want to
tackle this year.
Improve Your Love Life

You might be thinking,
'How would my home be able to
improve my love life?' Well, have
we got a surprise for you.
Your home is an insight into
who you are. If it doesn't accu-
rately reflect the person you want
others to see, then it's time to
make some changes. You can
only be as confident as you feel
and if you're embarrassed about
the condition of your home, then
believe it or not, you'll project
that to others as well, often lead-
ing to a lackluster love life.
There are a number of how-
to projects that can instantly
make a dramatic improvement
to your home. Remember our
motto: it's not about the how-to,
it's about the "why to." It may be
gratifying to know how to install

a dimmer switch, but if you
know that by doing so you can
turn a boring Tuesday night din-
ner into a truly special moment
with ambiance and flair, you'll
be motivated to learn to install
The simple act of painting a
wall can dramatically change
any room. But, step out of your
comfort zone. Try something
new; a wild color, something
that makes you happy-just
express yourself. Remember, this
is where you live, so be sure you
actually live where you live and
don't just use it as a place you
exist. The more you do, the more
your confidence will build, the
more attractive you'll be to a
potential mate-and suddenly,
you'll have a love life to envy.
Every year brings a new
opportunity for a fresh start. We
can't wait to get started with our
projects, and we hope that you
are looking forward to yours.
Good luck and have a great year!
For detailed information
and more great projects ideas,

The Be Jane founders, Heidi Baker
and Eden Jarrin, otherwise known
as The Janes, lived in homes they
didn't love. They decided to do some-
thing about it, but when they looked
for support and advice there wasn't
anything out there that spoke direct-
ly to women. So with sheer will and
determination, through trial and
error, they began transforming their
homes into something that reflected
their individual personalities. And in
the process, they were surprised at
how this change affected others in
their lives. Suddenly their friends felt
empowered to take on their own
'home improvement projects and
Heidi and Eden realized a change
within themselves: they had devel-
oped more self-confidence through
doing home improvement projects
that transcended into other parts of
their lives. The Janes quickly realized
that there was a community of hun-
dreds.of thousands of women that
were just like them. They took it
upon themselves to create the top
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Win the Race With Slow Cooker Meals


A ftier a long day at work or running errands, don't you wish th ,i
dinner was cooked and would magically appear on your table
Chances are, you already have a slow cooker collecting dust
on a kitchen shelf, just waiting to make suppertime a cinch.
With family schedules busier than ever, slow cooking is quickly
making a comeback.
Commonly, slow cooker recipes contain few steps and ingre- -
dicnts, which are tenderized by cooking at a low temperature for
an extended period of time. By taking just minutes in the morning
to get dinner underway with a slow cooker, you can leave for
hours and still have a hearty and flavorful dish at the end of the
day that you'll feel good about feeding your family. It is truly
the meal that cooks itself
The folks at Campbell's Kitchen understand the need for a
warm and satisfying supper especially after a busy day. Their
must-have slow cooker recipes will definitely become a regular
part of your weeknight repertoire in no time.
Doubt you can prep a home-cooked meal in just 10 minutes?.
This crowd-pleasing pot roast dish takes only that long to prepare.
Savory Pot Roast starts with a base of Campbell's Cream of Mushroor
soup, which turns into a savory sauce for the roast. The addition of hear,
potatoes and carrots makes this dish a well-rounded main course.
If you're craving a rich and creamy meal, Slow-Cooker Chicken and
Dumplings will hit the spot. This easy recipe evokes the flavors of a chli.. ., ,
pot pie and promises to become a fast family favorite.
Golden Mushrvomn Pork and Apples another recipe that can be pIrp if'.1
in just 10 minutes offers the unmistakable sensations of savory and .-r iei "
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Savory Pot Roast

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 8 to 10 hours
Stand: 10 minutes
Makes: 12 sandwiches
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 1/2 to 4 pounds boneless pork
shoulder, netted or tied
1 can (10 1/2 ounces)
Campbell's French Onion
Soup ,
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons packed brown
12 Pepperidge Farm Classic
Sandwich Buns with Sesame
Seeds, split
1. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over
medium-high heat. Add roast and-
cook until well browned on all sides.
2. Stir soup, ketchup, vinegar and
brown sugar in 5-quart slow cooker.
Add roast and turn to coat.
3. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10
hours (or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours) or
until meat is fork-tender.
4. Remove roast from cooker to cutting
board and let stand 10 minutes.
Using 2 forks, shred pork. Return
shredded pork to cooker.
5. Divide pork and sauce mixture
among rolls.

Slow-Cooker Tuscan
Beef Stew
Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 8 to 9 hours
Makes: 8 servings
1 can (10 3/4 ounces)
Campbell's Tomato Soup
1 can (10 1/2 ounces)
Campbell's Beef Broth
1/2 cup Burgundy, other dry
red wine or water
1 teaspoon dried Italian
seasoning, crushed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced
Italian-style tomatoes,
3 large carrots, cut into
1-inch pieces
2 pounds beef for stew,
cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cans(about 16 ounces each)
white kidney (cannellini)
beans, rinsed and drained
1. Stir soup, broth, wine, Italian sea-
soning, garlic powder, tomatoes,
carrots and beef in 3 1/2-quart
slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9
hours (or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours)
or until meat and vegetables are
3. Stir in beans. Turn heat to HIGH.
Cook 10 minutes more.

Savory Pot Roast
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 8 to 9 hours
Makes: 8 servings
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's
Cream of Mushroom Soup
(Regular, 98% Fat Free
or 25% Less Sodium)
I pouch (2 ounces)
Campbell's Dry Onion Soup

1-inch pieces
6 medium carrots, thickly sliced
i3 1/2 to 4-pound boneless beef
bottom round or chuck
pot roast
S1. Stir soup, soup mix, potatoes and
carrots in 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.
Top with roast and turn to coat.
2. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours
(or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours) or until
roast is fork-tender.

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Golden Mushroom
Pork and Apples
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 8 to 9 hours
Makes: 8 servings
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each)
Campbell's Golden
Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon packed brown
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon dried thyme
leaves, crushed
8 boneless pork chops,
3/4 inch thick
4 large Granny Smith
apples, sliced
2 large onions, sliced
1. Stir soup, water, brown sugar,
Worcestershire and thyme in .
3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add
pork, apples and onions.
2. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9
hours (or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours)
or until pork is cooked through.

Golden Chicken \\ith
Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 7 to ? hours
Makes: 8 servings
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each)
Campbell's Cream of
Chicken Soup (Regular
or 98% Fat Free)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
8 large carrots, thickly
8 skinless, boneless chicken
4 cups medium egg noodles,
cooked and drained
Chopped fresh parsley
1. Stir soup, water, lemon juice,
mustard, garlic powder and car-
rots in 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.
Add chicken and turn to coat.
2. Cover and cook on LOW 7 to
8 hours (or on HIGH 4 to
5 hours) or until chicken is
cooked through. Serve with
noodles. Sprinkle with parsley.

Chicken and Dumplings

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