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Title: Veteran voice
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Veteran Voice, LLC
Place of Publication: Port St. Lucie, FL
Publication Date: 04-12-2013
Frequency: weekly
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newspaper   ( sobekcm )

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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 2012

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VOL. 1/ISSUE 23 FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013 35 cents PENDING PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID AT FT PIERCE, FLLet the games begin The 33rd annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games is rolling to Florida. Its the second time the games have been in the Sunshine State. The last time was 1991, Miami. This year, the games will be in Tampa. Its one of the largest adap tive sporting events next to the Paralympics, Davis Celestine, president of the Florida Gulf Coast Paralyzed Veterans of America, said. The chapter is hosting the games that are an annual event organized by the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the De partment of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Wheelchair Games has helped produce several Paralympians, Tom Brown, organizer, said. In the neighborhood of a dozen of them, he said. Its the nature of the Olympics and Paralympics; many try, but few make it. Brown is a consultant work ing for the Paralyzed Veterans. He worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and helped chair Games in 1981. The games Photo courtesy of Patrick McCallister were at the Richmond, Va., VA medical center and gave veterans with amputations and spinal-cord injuries an unusual opportunity to compete in a wide range of sporting events against others. We wanted to do something to commemorate the International Year of Disabled Persons, Brown said. We had 74 veterans come the East Coast.4 There was a smattering from the Midwest and West Coast whod heard about the games. Today more than 500 adaptive athletes a year from through out the United States attend the games. The events range from bowling, trap shooting and table basketball and quad rugby. The latter is often called murderball. It requires specially-made wheel chairs that can take repeated hard strikes the players thrill to give one another. First time Florida to host annual event in 22 yearsBy Patrick McCallister For Veteran VoiceSee GAMES page 5 Providing weekly news, information and updates for veterans and their families. Call today to subscribe (772) 204-2409 or go to www.VeteranVoiceWeekly.com 2988

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2 APRIL 12, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE County Veterans Service OfficersSt. Lucie County, Donna Carlsen Phone: (772) 337-5670 Fax: (772) 337-5678 veterans@stlucieco.orgDorothy J. Conrad Building(formerly the Walton Road Annex Bldg.) 1664 S.E. Walton Road, Suite 205 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 By appointmentMon., Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pmWed 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Lucie County Community Services Bldg.(Corner of Avenue D and 7th Street) 437 N. Seventh St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Walk-ins Mon. and Fri. 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Brevard Veterans Services Office2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. B, Suite 102, Viera, FL 32940 Office: (321) 633-2012 Fax: (321) 637-5432 Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed. and Fri, 8 a.m.-noon Manager: Glenn McGuffieIndian River CountyJoel Herman Vero Beach 2525 St. Lucie Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Ph: (772) 226-1499 Fax: (772) 770-5038Sebastian Square 11602 U.S. 1, Sebastian, FL 32958 Ph: (772) 589-6597 Fax: (772) 581-4988Martin CountyTony Reese, Veterans Service Office Supervisor Nick Ciotti, Veterans Service Officer (772) 288-5448Veterans Services OfficeMartin County Community Services 435 S.E. Flagler Ave., Stuart, FL 34994 Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.VA Life Insurance Ctr., Phil., PA 1-800-669-8477 VA Regional Office 1-800-827-1000 VA Medical Ctr, W. Palm Beach 1-800-972-8262 Pharmacy, VA Medical Center 1-800-317-8387 Military Retired Pay Activities, Cleveland, OH (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force ONLY) 1-800-321-1080 Military Retired Pay Activities, Topeka, KS (Coast Guard ONLY) 1-800-772-8724 Survivor Benefits (SBP), Denver, CO 1-800-435-3396 Stuart VA Clinic (772) 288-0304 Okeechobee CountyVeterans Services office (863) 763-6441, Ext 5. Fax: (863) 763-0118.Orlando VA Medical Cente5201 Raymond St., Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 629-1599 or (800) 922-7521Telephone Care(407) 599-1404 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (800) 645-6895 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon Fri (321) 637-3625 Viera patients8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (877) 741-3400 Weekends, holidays, evenings and nightsWest Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affair s Medical Center7305 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 (561) 422-8262 or (800) 972-8262 Telephone Care(561) 422-6838 (866) 383-9036 Open 24 hours 7 daysViera VA Outpatient Clinic2900 Veterans Way, Viera, FL 32940 Phone: (321) 637-3788 1 (877) 878-8387 Mon. Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.St Lucie County PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient Program 126 S.W. Chamber Court, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 878-7876Fort Pierce Community Based Outpatient Clinic727 North U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Phone: (772) 595-5150 Fax: (772) 595-6560St Lucie Community Based Outpatient Clinic128 S.W. Chamber Court, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 344-9288Stuart Community Based Outpatient Clinic 3501 S E Willoughby Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34997 Phone: (772) 288-0304 Fax: (772) 288-1371Vero Beach Community Based Outpatient Clinic372 17th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Phone: (772) 299-4623 Fax: (772) 299-4632IMPORTANT N UMBERS ... Veteran Voice is a weekly publication designed to provide information to and about veterans to veterans and to the broader community. Veterans are an integral part of their Florida communities, which currently have individual organizations of their own, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Vietnam Veterans of America and many other groups with a narrow focus, but no convenient way to connect to a wider population of veterans and to the community in general within a limited geographic area, their community. The mission of Veteran Voice is to publish a weekly source of information that will provide, in one place, a listing of resources available to veterans, articles about changes in policies or organizations affecting veterans and events of interest to veterans as well as articles about veterans of interest to the general public. Veteran Voice LLC is organized as a partnership of experienced newspaper executives with an interest in veterans and in the communities of Florida veterans and friends. Veteran Voice is a start-up intended to address a perceived lack of information readily available to veterans on programs and policies affecting them and objective reporting of veteran affairs to the public. To our knowledge, and based on comments from lead ers of local veterans organizations, there was no media or website currently meeting this need until the launch of Veteran Voice. We hope you agree, and will support this publica tion with your subscription. Without subscriptions there will be a limited number of people we can help, without which this mission will not be realized. As part of our commitment to supporting local veteran communities, our readers and subscribers. Please let us know what you think by emailing news@veteranvoiceweekly.com or mailing your comments to us at 1919 S.W. South Macedo Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34984.OUR MISSION STATEMENTAND OUR OBJECTIVE2985 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!! Regular .................................... $18/yr ......... $12/yr PAYMENT OPTIONS Enclosed check payable to: VETERAN VOICE, LLC. #_____________________________________ SUBSCRIPTION/GIFT FORMMAIL SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT TO: ___________________________________________ _________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ _________________________________________ ___________________________________________Veteran Voice is a weekly newspaper for veterans, active military, their families and their friends.e Voice of Experience

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE APRIL 12, 2013 3Veteran spurs interest in entrepreneurship grew up outside of Washington, D.C., the son of a career FBI agent. He entered ROTC at the University of Maryland, where he majored in math, with a busi ness minor. After graduating, he was commissioned in the Air Olds spent seven years in the Air group that went in during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Olds is proud of his service, but he has always had another dream, as well. Since I was 16, I knew I would be a business owner, he said. Even while he was in the Air Force, he was looking into real estate and marketing careers. Saudi Arabia, I threw in a bag of real estate books to study in the desert, he said. I found out on the way to Saudi Arabia that I passed my real estate exam. When he left the Air Force in 1993, Olds and his family moved to Vero Beach and he became a consultant, helping companies market products, execute marketing plans and build sales teams. I consulted from the outside and the inside, Olds said. I learned a lot about entrepreneurship and turning intellectual property in to marketable products, he said. In the early 2000s, I began helping people sell through the Internet to reach new markets. In January 2011, Olds was and considering what came next. He heard on the radio that it was the 20th anniversary of Desert being in a tough spot. Fast-forward 20 years, Old position. Do I sit back and let America be destroyed from the debt? We cant sit back and give our kids this mess weve created. A voice said, What are you going to do about it? I worked and thought and prayed about it. The result is Patriot Mission, a rebuild America by rekindling an By Shelley Koppel Staff writerskoppel@yourvoiceweekly.com See USA page 11 of Flat Tops Fades High & Tight Scissor Cuts Hot Shaves Neck Shaves Traditional Old Fashion Haircuts 772-600-5094 3013 1060 SW Martin Downs Blvd. Palm City 3030

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4 APRIL 12, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Theodore Wilson Publisher Steve Erlanger Partner Phil Galdys Debbi Denning Kelly DelPrete Dave Mercier Tammy Raits Mitch Kloorfain Nicole Rodriguez Shelley Koppel Donna Marinak SUBSCRIBE TODAY (772) 204-2409 or contact us by email at: info@VeteranVoiceWeekly.comVeteran Voice is a newspaper for veterans, e Voice of Experience I had previously written, which was published in Veteran Voice an editorial entitled, Is The Gun The Problem? In this article I alluded to the fact that gun control alone is not the primary issue to control violence. The real issue is multifaceted. It is the criminal justice system, mental health and the entertainment media. I wish to address each item in detail and hope to show their importance in controlling violence in our society.The mental health system The mental health system, which addresses the great experiment that the psychiatric profession introduced in the 1970s, is today a great failure. This I personally experienced as an educator being involved with Special Education programs. Forty years ago the thinking of most psychiatrists were that the large psychiatric state hospitals were extremely expensive and were not effective individuals. They recommended and implemented the placing of mentally ill individuals in private homes throughout the communities. This they believed would be more therapeutic for the patients, as they would be among normal people. Also the closing of these large mental institutions would be cost-effective. Unfortunately, this experiment failed as these mentally ill individuals had no proper supervision; consequently, they wandered off. This happened nationwide and it brought about the present homeless problem. Now we have a large homeless population where a large percentage have mental problems and nowhere to receive treatment. Also the ACLUs zeal to protect the individual rights helps keep the homeless people on the streets. The primary goal should be to re-institute the psychiatric state hospitals where the mentally ill, especially the severe cases, can be housed, supervised and treated. This would solve the homeless problem and also provide a data bank for the United States government to have an effective background check whether for gun purchasers or other dangerous endeavors. by contacting our legislative representatives, state and federal, and the news media.Three areas to examine in gun control discussionsCriminal justice systemThe criminal justice system has terest of certain government emstagnant and overloaded system. Our liberal society with drugs, crime, etc., is at an all-time high and is being soft on criminals. The economics of not building more jails, but yet having jails which district attorneys who always plea bargain their cases to make their record look good, and the liberal judges who are soft on sentencing criminals both help to frustrate the criminal system itself. We can debate this issue for days, but the pure fact is that to control the instrument, such as a gun, is not the issue: to control the individual is the primary goal. The solution is that we must address the problem of prison overcrowding and not being too liberal with the prisons operation. Yes, we can build more prisons, but build them in areas where you need minimum security such as deserts, islands, etc. Operate the fair treatment and not with liberal philosophy. Take a page from Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona and we would learn something. Another point is to put pressure on the District Attorney to limit the use of plea bargaining and make them work to get effective convictions. Put pressure to appoint judges who will follow the law to the letter when giving a sentence to a convicted criminal. We can do this by contacting our legislative representatives, state and federal, and the news media.Entertainment media To convince the entertainment media to self-regulate the extreme violence that permeates throughout movies, television and games should be one of our major goals. Through the years, more and more bloodshed and gory images have been displayed on the screen. Each producer tries to outdo the others by creating more and more horrible images. It is well-known that our young children spend an enormous amount time in front of the television, and especially with the video games. Every psychiatrist and psychologist tells us that the constant exposure to this senseless violence can and does desensitize our young to human suffering. More important, the mentally ill indiconstant exposure to become a copy-cat. We know that we have a First Amendment of freedom of speech and expression, but in all good conscience the entertainment media, Hollywood, television, games, books, etc., and its writers and producers should be approached and be convinced to self-censor their writing and productions. It is not too much to ask to help to keep our society safe. Domenick Scarlato served in the U.S. Navy on active duty from 1944-48 and later in the Naval Reserve and National Guard. He holds a doctorate of education and because of his work in special education, has been involved in an advisory capacity while changes to national mental health care policies occurred over the last 50 years. He has been a St. Lucie West resident for 14 years. Check us out on Facebook by going to veteranvoiceweekly.com

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE APRIL 12, 2013 5 Celestine got a C 6-7 incom plete spinal-cord injury in 2001, at age 26, while training for a deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Hes lost much, but not all, voluntary function from the neck down. The Navy veteran, like many, went through a depressed time after his injury. His rehabilitation included trying out a number of few he enjoyed. Veterans Wheelchair Games. They were in Milwaukee that year. Celestine competed in table tennis, weightlifting, javelin and Sports has helped, he said. It gave me a sense of indepen dence. April is the Paralyzed Veterans annual Awareness Month. The theme is The Big Push for Prog ress. The Paralyzed Veterans started shortly after World War II. It was were surviving past a few weeks or months after spinal-cord in juries, because of the advent of antibiotics and other advances in medicine. The paralyzed service members quickly discovered that neither the medical communi ed her to start exercising regua successful medical-supply Photo courtesy of Patrick McCallisterSee GAMES page 6 GAMES from page 1 (Behind PSL Community Center) License C19SL0049 Where the Name Says it All!FREE TUITION! AVAILABLE NOW! Sign-up starts March 1st Dont Delay, Limited Availability! Private Kindergarten & First Grade 2013/2014 school year Spring Break Camp is almost here!! Summer will be here soon!!Daily Field Trips! Everything Included! Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Included Too!Call or Stop by Today 772-785-6505 E-Mail info@ivyleaguepa.com 2274 SE Belvedere Street Port St. Lucie, FL 34984 (Behind PSL Community Center) License C19SL0049 (Behind PSL Community Center) License C19SL0049 Where the Name Says it All!FREE TUITION! AVAILABLE NOW! Sign-up starts March 1st Dont Delay, Limited Availability! Private Kindergarten & First Grade 2013/2014 school year Spring Break Camp is almost here!! Summer will be here soon!!Daily Field Trips! Everything Included! Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Included Too!Call or Stop by Today www.ivyleaguepa.com 3032 Call or Stop by Today!Private Kindergarten & 1st Grade Low Student/Teacher Ratios, No Teacher WorkdaysNo Early Release Days to Worry About FREE Tuition Limited Scholarships Available FREE Summer VPKBreakfast, Lunch & Snack included 8:00am 4:30pm Monday-Friday, Starts June 10thThe Operation Military Child Care Program Provider FREE WEEK OF SUMMER CAMPP A Y FOR 9 WEEKS GET ONE FREE NO W THR U MA Y 24Limited Space available 3054

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6 APRIL 12, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE ty nor society was equipped to Rehabilitation was among the Paralyzed veterans at the then-Veterans Administration medical centers started playing basketball to alleviate boredom, improve their muscle retention and maximize remaining dexter ity. What they didnt know was that they were creating a whole letics, which would go on to be come part of the Olympic Games in 1988, the Paralympics. According to the National Wheelchair Basketball Associ ation, the Paralyzed Veterans was the unquestioned pioneer in adaptive basketball in the United States. By 1948, six teams exist ed in the United States, and all the players were members of the Paralyzed Veterans. Celestine said he hopes the Veterans Wheelchair Games attracts many Florida veterans to participate, volunteer, and watch. Therere no admission costs for spectators. Thats my biggest wish is to get them out, he said. Athletes have until April 15 to register for the games. Brown said those interested should talk to rehabilitation specialists at their VA medical centers, and visit wheelchairgames.va.gov. Additionally, the web site has in formation for volunteering at the games. Athletes and volunteers can also get information at pva. org/wheelchairgames. Most of the events will be July 13 to 18 at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St. Florida has three of the 33 chapters of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Central Florida chapter is in Sanford, the Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida is in Fort Lauderdale, and the Gulf Coast chapter is in Tampa. Photo courtesy of Patrick McCallister GAMES from page 5 You Do Not Have To Be Alone! We treat everyone like familyQuality Home Care at an Affordable Rate Meal preparation Light housekeeping Errands and food shopping Transportation to: Doctors appointments Pharmacy Visiting Family and Friends Social outings and gatherings and moreOur Caregivers Are professionally trained and experienced. Passed a strict criminal background check Up to date on state required health documents Sunshine State SENIOR SERVICES INC.Serving Palm Beach. Martin & St. Lucie Counties Since 1998 772-219-01923019 Licensed, Bonded & Insured FL State Lic.# HCS227642 FREEIN HOME CONSULTATION ASK ABOUT OUR! VETERANS DISCOUNTS!

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE APRIL 12, 2013 7Post 318 getting new digsThe American Legion Post 318 is busting at the seams. In a time when many veterans organizations are scratching their heads especially younger, members, Post 318 is enjoying rapid growth in all segments: older, younger, women and minority veterans. Were growing, growing, grow ing, Daryl Bowie, commander, said. Last year we increased (by) Prosecutors say evidence paints picture of Morales murder me. Those are among the last words Sgt. Gary Morales, 35, said to dispatchers minutes before he was gunned down in broad daylight during a the morning of Feb. 28. The sheriffs sergeant and Air Force veteran radioed in the stop and pursuit on a maroon, late-model Toyota Corolla near Oleander Avenue at 9:28 a.m. According to dispatch chatter, 1:57 who was seated in his patrol cruiser, gun still hol stered, was fatally wounded. He was shot in the side of the head, neck and arm. The chatter from that fateful day was just one piece of a slew of evidence released last week by murder case against Eriese Tisdale, 25, the Fort Pierce man authorities say pulled the trigger.Tisdale interrogationIn interrogation footage from the state attorneys string of bullets at point-blank range on the sher iffs deputy, who according to police reports, had gative reports state. During questioning, which lasted just over an hour, Tisdale said he realized life as he knew it was over. Right now my present life is gone Im aware of the road ahead of me, he said. After insisting to know what hed be charged with, Chief Assistant State Attorney Tom Bakkedahl told Tisdale hed be charged with mur der. A stoic Tisdale looked down for a second and By Nicole Rodriguez Staff writernrodriguez@yourvoiceweekly.comBy Patrick McCallister For Veteran VoiceSee 318 page 8 See EVIDENCE page 9 T H E O R I G I N A L P A R O D Y 3048

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8 APRIL 12, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE 123 members. The post has about 900 memLegion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion are counted. On Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m., the post will have a groundbreaking for its new 6,300-square-foot building at 1000 Savannah St. The new building will hold more than 250 people. After 24 years of renting, the post is ablaze with anticipa tion. For years, and years and years, having and owning our own post has been a dream, and now its becoming a reality, Bowie said. Construction will start this month, Garim Salisbury, post cer, said. The aim is for the post to be in the new building by the winter holidays. Were hoping for October, he said. Salisbury said that the post has had a number of fundraisers for several years to buy the property, which it now owns, and building will come with about a $700,000 mortgage. Among other fundraisers, the post has sold bricks, poured beer at St. Lucie Mets games, and sent members letters. Salisbury said the effort spent and mortgage on the new building will pay big dividends for years to come. Itll be a lot more visible from (U.S. Highway 1), he said. Well have more visibility over there. Well have a nice-sized hall to rent out for weddings and birth days. Bowie said Post 318 hasnt had just a bunch of hard work, good luck, and sitting in hot tents at area community events. We have such a good veterans pool to pick from here, he said. The things we do, the support we give back to our communi ty, it gets you exposure. People want to join a post thats hap pening. In addition to getting names on a membership list, Bowie said the post is getting more hands in the hall, folks showing up at meetings. I have, every month, 70-plus, he said. People enjoy it. We do things. Thats why people are joining left and right. And younger, from Iraq and Afghanistan. For information about Post 318, visit Its at 8543 South U.S. Highway 1. 318 from page 7 We have such a good veterans pool to pick from here. The things we do, the support we give back to our community, it gets you exposure. People want to join a post thats happening. Daryl Bowie Post commander 3041 3055ANNUAL FUNDRAISER AND AWARENESS EVENT April 19th, 2013 5:00PM SPONSORED BY THE CORNERSTONE BISTRO AND STUART MAGAZINEIF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A SPONSOR CONTACT CHEF Z AT THE BISTRO848 S.E. Becker Road Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34984 (772)785-5220 WWW. CORNERSTONEBISTRO.COM PLEASE BE A PART OF THIS SPECIAL EVENT, TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Chef / Owner Mark Anthony Zollo 3 COURSE FOOD AND WINE PAIRING $45.00 PER PERSON 6:45pm LIVE MUSIC BY LATITUDE :30pm SILENT AUCTIONSPORTS MEMORABILIA, MAGNUMS OF WINE, ROUNDS OF GOLF PRIVATE DINNER ESCAPADES, GOLF LESSONS, Tennis membership at TESOROLOCAL ARTISTS EXHIBIT & SALE THE PUTTING CHALLENGE 6:00 and 8:30 BEER AND WINE TASTING BOOTHS from 5:00ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE FIRST TEE OF THE TREASURE COAST

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE APRIL 12, 2013 9 proceeded to answer questions. Evidence photos made public last week show the bloodied interior of Moraless cruiser as well as a blood-soaked uniform and under garments. There was no evidence of a dash cam in Moraless patrol car. In Tisdales version of events, he said he was going to a nearby store to pick up a soda for his pregnant girlfriend, who lived a block away. Tisdale, who said he never made it into the store, said Morales tried to pull him over. ping, Tisdale said Morales exited his patrol car and ordered Tisdale out of his car. most cut me off with the lights, rammed, kind of rammed me to stop me or whatever and I just didnt stop, Tisdale said. During the interview, lead Detec tive Ronald Wentz asked Tisdale if he knew why he was being stopped. Tisdale, whose drivers license was suspended, didnt have an answer, but did say the stop could have been racially motivated. Tisdale, a convicted felon stemming from a 2010 drug charge, had a gun in the car. Maybe because of the dreads, black guy in the neighborhood, maybe he didnt have any kind of nothing he can look forward maybe he didnt have any, nowhere to be, said Tisdale, who added he was wearing a seatbelt with his drivers side window down. Maybe he thought I was suspicious. I dont know, but I seen lights. Tisdale said the shooting was self-defense. I just, cause I was in fear of my life, you know what I mean, and I wanted to make be able to breathe another day or just be able to not be put in a position of, like, be at the disposal of another human being Tisdale described Moraless approach as abrasive and aggressive. At one point Bakkedahl questioned Tisdales defense, saying Youve got to come up with something better. Tell me you were stoned out of your mind. Tell me you were hearing voic a lot better than I was acting in self-defense. Tisdale said the only voice he heard was Moraless. Voices, yeah, the voices was telling me the voices was com ing from him (Sgt. Morales), Tis dale said. And in his voice was either Youre going to do what the hell I say or Im gonna kill you, Im going to hurt you Bakkedahl probed Tisdale further, telling him eye witnesses watched the crime happen. Tell us how you were in fear of your life the moment you ap proached the window of his car and executed him, he said. It probably is not gonna, its not gonna help me anyway, Tisdale said. Tisdale was indicted last month Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Tisdales attorney, Mark a written plea of not guilty and his client will not be required to appear at his April 19 arraign ment. Harllee said it will be a while until a jury hears the case. Typically in a case of this high is seeking the death penalty, it (takes) about two years, Harrlee said.Eyewitness accountsAccording to investigative re ports, a Naylor Terrace resident mowing his lawn witnessed the shooting. The witness said he saw a man with dreadlocked hair in a red car being followed by port states. The witness said the driver of the red car abruptly hit jumped out of his car. Morales didnt have a chance, the wit ness said. This guy (Tisdale) jumps out of his car and hits (shoots) him (Mo rales) one time, (all right). Now the (cop) ... he cant even get out, said the witness, who said he watched Morales open his driv ers side door seconds before the shooting. And then he (Tisdale) backs up a little bit and then he goes and he puts three more in him (Morales.) If not four. It was so quick. So many shots. Backup Deputy Clarence Ben nett witnessed the execution, according to the reports. Bennett said he arrived in time to see Tisdale at Moraless drivers side door, arm extended with a black gun in his hand. The deputy said turned the .45 caliber handgun toward him. According to Tis Tisdales familyDuring a police interview the day of the slaying, Tisdales then eight-month pregnant girlfriend, Jessica Maldonado, 20, who has since given birth to the couples boyfriend, an aspiring rapper who goes by the name Prince Guru, owned a black gun he kept in the glove box of the car. Maldo nado said Tisdale wasnt violent, didnt drink alcohol and smoked marijuana a few times a week. The last time Tisdale smoked was EVIDENCE from page 7 See EVIDENCE page 10 2 0 1 2 / 1 3 S u n r i s e T h e a t r e P r e s e n t i n g S p o n s o r s G e t Y o u r T i c k e t s T o d a y G e t Y o u r T i c k e t s T o d a y 3040

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10 APRIL 12, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE two days before the shooting, she said. She described Tisdale, as it came to preparing for the up coming birth of their son. Tisdale was laid off from his job as a lab technician at Jupiter-based Surface Chemists of Florida, a com pany that specializes in selling products for fertilizing and indus trial cleaning, she said. Maldo nado, who stressed Tisdale didnt harbor negative feelings toward law enforcement, said Tisdale jectory path and Photo courtesy EVIDENCE from page 9 See EVIDENCE page 11 CLUES ACROSS 1. Supervises interstate commerce 4. Society ingenue 7. Old Austrian currency (abbr.) 10. Wife of Jacob 12. Aba ____ Honey moon 13. Cologne 14. Christian reading platforms 16. 8th Jewish month 17. Arbitragers (inf.) 18. Goof 19. C5H12 21. Adult female chicken 22. Cooking vessel 24. Drakes Golden ship 26. Mimicry 28. Language spoken in Nakhon Phanom 30. Betel palm 32. Fulda River tributary 33. Diet sugars & starches 38. Goat and camel hair fabric 39. Used of posture 40. Native of Istanbul 41. Elk or moose genus 43. Gave a slight indication 45. Farewell expression 46. Japanese sash 49. Disturb greatly 53. Piles of combustibles 55. Suffragist Carrie Chapman 57. Inside the Company author 58. Counterweights 59. The total quantity 60. Daminozide 61. South American nation 62. Original SportsCenter anchor Bob 63. Can cover 64. Aka River Leie CLUES DOWN 1. Sudden brilliant light 2. 35% Sierra Leone ethnic group 3. Pool side dressing room 4. 24 hours (old English) 5. Abba __, Israeli politician 6. Bret Mavericks brother 7. Glenn Miller hit Moonli ght ___ 8. Truck operator compartment 9. Composer Walter ___ 11. Hall of Fame (abbr.) 12. Two painted panels 15. Surpassing all others liqueur 20. Exclamation of surprise 23. 100-year-old cookie 25. Disco Ducks Rick 27. Budgie 29. Atomic #36 31. Yes vote 33. Embryonic membrane 34. Suddenly 35. More colorless 36. Count on 37. Receive willingly 40. Technetium 42. Oxalis 44. Physicians moniker 47. Smelling of ale 48. Modern day Iskenderun 50. Afrikaans 51. Grapefruit and tangerine hybrid 52. Grasp the written word 54. Bark sharply 55. UC Berkeley 56. Brew CROSSWORD2981 SUDOKU OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM TO 5PM Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum 6600 Tico Road, Titusville, FL 32780 Special Event Venues Available $1.00 OFF ADMISSION WITH THIS AD 3 Display Hangars Over 30 Aircraft Memorabilia Free Guided Tours Gift Shop C-47 Plane Rides Canteen $1.00 OFF Admission Cannot be combined with other offers. This coupon is not redeemable for cashWITH THIS AD2987

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE APRIL 12, 2013 11 interest in entrepreneurship and small business ownership. One of its programs is the Made in America Project. 12 entrepreneurs in a county will tell their stories. They will be pro the business owners and challenges they face. The books will offer information on community economic development resources available to entrepreneurs. There is a ton of resources available to help people who want to start companies, Old said. Most of the people who start companies are technicians who know how to do something well. A lot of small business people know how to cook and so they open a restaurant. They dont know the elements of business. I thought I knew things and I was clueless. Theres a lot more to owning a doughnut shop than making doughnuts. Olds found that many business owners dont know where to go for help. Every county has great organizations with great resources, he said. There are state colleges, that helps new businesses,) the chambers of commerce. Busi ness people dont know whats available. We need to connect the dots. The Made in the USA Project was developed after two years of ties chosen, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River, are part of a seven-year game plan. Steve Erlanger, president and publisher of Your Voice News & Views will be featured in the Martin and St. Lucie county editions because of his experiences in the newspaper industry. Ive watched what hes done and what was going on with Your Voice News & Views , Olds said. Its exactly what were after, sharing a message thats relevant to the local community. Entrepreneurial leaders like Steve have been there and done and have the battle scars to prove it, he said. (These) business leaders dont have the time to capture a cross-section of stories and share them and tell them in a fun way. Steve Erlanger is pleased to have been asked to participate in the project. Im delighted to have the opportunity to work with The Made in the USA project, sharing what I have learned as an entrepreneur over the past 35 years, he said. Small businesses are the backbone of this country, and I am happy to help any endeavor that helps make success a reality for other entrepreneurs and small business owners. Telling the stories of entre project. The book is the seed we use to launch the story of how entrepre neurs are rebuilding America, Olds said. The stories are told in the context of the bigger mission. Well connect counties, regions, states and have a national im pact, telling the free enterprise story. The book launch is the beginning of the process. After we launch the books, every month for the next year, there will be leadership events, focusing on one entrepreneur, what they do, and what theyve learned with respect to leadership. Between events, there will be microbusi ness incubators, which are small groups, working together, to learn from the experience of others. Olds hopes that established entrepreneurs can help excite young people in a community of shared knowledge and skills. There are cool things you can do with technology, he said. We hope to bundle knowledge and people. They are skilled at the technology of social media. It has enormous business applications if you can combine social media experience with entrepreneurs where they can be creative with out pressure. When you do that, magic happens. For more information about being a featured entrepreneur, including programs and fees, visit the web site, www.Madein USAProject.com or call 1-(855) 867-3284. USA from page 3frequently said he was harassed by law enforcement. A few rooms away, Tisdales mother Charmaine Tisdale, 57, offered insight into her sons upbringing. The Port St. Lucie resident said Tisdale was an only child who never met his father. When detectives told Charmaine Tisdale her son showed no remorse for the killing, she said she was shocked as she offered words to the Morales family. ... I send a prayer up for the very sorry. Im very sorry. ... he wasnt raised that way ...EvidenceA search of Maldonados home on Mura Drive, where Tisdale was staying, recovered a .44 magnum pistol and ammunition, a sawed-off Remington 870 shotgun loaded with four rounds of ammunition and ammunition for a .45 caliber pistol, documents state. A trace of the shotgun showed the gun was reported stolen from the home in July 2007. Authorities also found $500 stashed in a Bible, 17 pieces of cocaine, a digital scale and a makeshift greenhouse in a closet where Tisdale was growing his own marijuana, the report states. The names, Social Security numbers, drivers licenses and dates of birth of sever al individuals were found on hand-written notes. 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