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Here is the second part of 2004's review
of "As We Heard It."
June 25
SYbor City has a new club that is caus-
ing concern. Bling Bling is a teen club
located above a bar in the old Blues Ship
building. The club caters to kids under
the age of 18, charges cover and closes at
midnight. We hear police have seen kids
as young as 7 leaving the club at midnight


without chaperones. City Council should
address this problem immediately.
Editor's note: Ybor now has a curfew.
Sources close to Senator John Ed-
wards tell us he will be Kerry's choice for
a running mate. The announcement could
be made at any time, probably right after
the Fourth of July.
Editor's note: It was.
Remittances have become a major


factor in the economies of Latin American
and Caribbean countries. It's estimated
that Latin American migrants living and
working in the U.S. will send $30 billion to
their families still living in their countries
of origin in 2004
July 2
SWe have rarely repeated anything
that Rush Limbaugh has said, but he
used some numbers on his show that we
find interesting.
The families of victims of 9/11 terrorist
attacks will receive $250,000 to $4.7 mil-
lion from the donations ofAmericans. The
average is $1,185,000. The family of an
American solider killed in action fighting
terrorism will receive $6,000 in a direct
death benefit from American taxpayers,
$1,750 for burial cost, $833 a month for
a surviving spouse until remarriage and
$211 per month for each child until the
age of 18.
You would think with the generosity


demonstrated by the American public for
the 9/11 victims that our president and
Congress would ask the public if they
would be willing to give up a tax break so
we could be more generous to the families
of those who die defending America.
July 9
*If the Green Bay Packers beat the
Washington Redskins on October 31, John
Kerry will be the next U.S. president ac-
cording to legend.
When the Redskins football team wins
their last home game before the presi-
dential election the incumbent party in
the White House wins the election. If the
Redskins lose or tie the challenging party
wins. Since 1932 and the last 18 elections
that's how its been.
We feel more comfortable about the
election now that it's in Brett Favre's

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This two story wooden building stood on the.(southeast)
corer of 7th Avenue and 17th Street and was mostly known as
the "Mecca Cafe", a very popular low budget eatery in Ybor
City. In the late 1930's the balcony was removed, the entire
building, covered in white stucco and renamed the "Morro
Castle" after the famous fort at the entrance to Havana harbor.
This photo was taken between 1925-1936. The eatery was also
known as "Licata & Martinez" and "Aseo". The Licata family


owned and operated the building (sometimes with partners)
for numerous years. The building was demolished in the late
1940's and in the early 50's the land was sold to the Broadway
National Bank.
This photo is courtesy of the 2005 Ybor City Rotary Club Cal-
endar, Ren6 Gonzalez & USF Special Collections. For informa-
tion call Al Fernandez @ 876-0703 or pick one up at the Ybor
City State Museum gift shop at 9th Avenue & 19th Street.


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Por Harvey Grajales


Montoya, el Mejor Tecnico
El ex tecnico del Once Caldas de Manizales Colombia, que
sigue en estado critic en la Clinica Las Am6ricas de Medellin,
fue elegido por periodistas de Europa y Am6rica, como el mejor
entrenador de futbol del continent Americano. Con 56 votos,
los comunicadores reconocieron el trabajo de Montoya al ganar
la Copa Libertadores de America con el Once Caldas, un equipo
que apenas tenia su tercera participaci6n en el torneo. Montoya
fue atacado por un grupo de asaltantes el pa~ado 22 de
diciembre
Montoya, de 47 afios, dirigi6 a la Selecci6n Colombia Sub-
20, Bucaramanga y Nacional antes de legar al Once Caldas en
enero del 2003. Ese mismo afio le dio al club su primer titulo
colombiano en 53 afios, al derrotar en la final del Apertura al
Junior de Barranquilla. El antioquefio es el tercer tecnico
colombiano en ganar la encuesta del diario uruguayo, que se
realize desde 1986. Francisco Maturana obtuvo la mayor
votaci6n en 1993, afio en que logr6 el hist6rico 5-0 frente a
(pasa a la pigina 4)


Editorial Leonardo Le6n
El 2005 se despert6 m&s
furioso que cualquier otro que
recordemos, al arrebatarle la
vida en cuesti6n de horas a
casi 150 mil personas en el
Oc6ano Indico con un devas-
tador maremoto.
Este monstruo dej6 a miles
de hu6rfanos y viudos, desam-
parados y sin aparente espe-
ranza. No obstante, la desme-
moria de la humanidad ya ha
olvidado episodios alin mas
devastadores, como el terre-
momoto en la China de 1976
que dej6 casi 300,000 muer-
tos y miles de hu6rfanos. Muy
poca o ninguna ayuda recibie-
ron los sobrevivientes en aquel
entonces.
Este estado de indiferencia
ante la tragedia ha cambiado
afortunadamente. Miles de


turistas y testigos de la tra-
gedia fueron capaces de inun-
dar al mundo enter con sus
histories videogrdficas, narra-
ciones escritas y orales, que
described sin ediciones la
magnitude de la tragedia.
La percepci6n mundial de
la tragedia cambi6 en cuesti6n
de dias, una vez los medios de
comunicaci6n, decidieron
hacer de la tragedia una
cruzada noticiosa y, por pri-
mera vez en much tiempo, su
agenda professional coincidi6
con ayudar a resolver el pro-
blema y a las victims.
El poder de la prensa y la
presi6n mundial obligaron a la
tacafieria estadounidense a
cambiarlos escasos 35 millo-
nes de d6lares iniciales por
350 millones adicionales, mis
el desplazamiento de la Ma-


rina, helic6pteros y destruc-
tores cargados con personal
hospitalario de rescate y de
reconstrucci6n, am6n, de mi-
les de toneladas en provi-
siones, agua y alimentos.
Incluso, el president Bush
convoc6 a su padre y al ex-
presidente Clinton para que se
encargaran de reunir fondos
para ayudar a la victims. Con
gusto ambos aceptaron la
misi6n, que en pocos diaslleva
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CHILE
El ex dictador chileno Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990)
qued6 arrestado ayer por segunda vez en su finca costera
de Los Boldos, al der notificado de la orden dictada por el
juez Juan Guzmdn Tapia en el juicio iniciado por los
crimenes de la "Operaci6n C6ndor". La notificaci6n, que
dio curso de inmediato al arrest, fue realizada minutes
despu6s del mediodia chileno por el secretario del juez
Guzmin Tapia, Ivan Pavez, en compafiia de various agents
de la policia civil. El secretario del magistrado ingres6 a la
residencia de Pinochet junto a dos gendarmes y otra
secretaria judicial, que actu6 como testigo de fe. Cerca de
15 minutes despu6s se retiraron del lugar sin hacer
declaraciones. El tramite, que incluye la lectura del
procesamiento y la firma del inculpado, se realize en la
residencia costera de Pinochet de Los Boldos, en el sector
de Bucalemu, 110 km. al oeste de Santiago.
MEXICO
El gobierno mexicano comenz6 a distribuir una guia
en que advierte a los posibles migrants de los riesgos
que corren al cruzar sin autorizaci6n la frontera de Estados
Unidos y les ofrece consejos para llegar a salvo, lo que
provoc6 una airada reacci6n por parte de sectors
opositores que afirman que el folleto alienta la inmigraci6n
illegal. Unos 1.5 millones de copias de una edici6n de
bolsillo de la Guia del migrant mexicano son distribuidas
por la Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores como un su-
plemento gratuito en las revistas de tiras c6micas para
adults en todo el pais. Los folletos tambi6n estin
disponibles en la internet y en los consulados de Mexico
en Estados Unidos. la guia tiene una caratula ilustrada y
una introducci6n que muestra a tres hombres agazapados
SdetrAs de arbustos en las riberas de un rio. El texto dice:
"Esta guia pretend aportarte algunos consejos prdcticos
que te pueden resultar de utilidad, en caso de que hayas
tomado la dificil decision de buscar nuevas oportunidades
laborales fuera de tu pais".
PERU
Luego de la recuperaci6n de una comisaria tomada
por insurgentes en el sudeste peruano, tres ministros han
sido llamados para informal en el Congreso sobre los
sucesos ocurridos y explicar la actuaci6n del gobierno.
El jefe del gabinete, Carlos Ferrero, el ministry del Inte-
rior, Javier ReAtegui, y el de Defensa, Roberto Chiabra,
fueron citados para presentarse en el legislative el pr6ximo
lunes, inform el president del Congreso, Antero Flores-
Ardoz, el martes en la noche. Ello como resultado de un
pedido del propio Ferrero, que coincidi6 con un acuerdo
de la Junta de Portavoces del Congreso para convocar a
los tres funciorarios.
ECUADOR
El diputado Omar Quintana, cercano al gobierno,
consolida el poder del president Lucio Gutierrez. Entre
insultos, gritos e interrupciones, los 100 diputados del
Congress unicameral postularon a dos candidates:
Quintana, del Partido Roldosista Ecuatoriano, populista,
que apoya al Gobierno, y a Wilfrido Lucero, de la Izquierda
Democratica, del bloque opositor a Guti6rrez. Algunos
parlamentarios se gritaron "ratas, cretinos, ladrones,
sinvergienzas", durante la agitada sesi6n. Un total de 43
legisladotes opositores, encabezados por el hasta ahora
president del Congreso, Guillermo Landazuri, abandon
la sesi6n tras-un fallido intent por elegir a Lucero. Los
57 diputados que permanecieron en la sala nombraron
como president temporal a Montero que continue con la
accideitada sesi6n, hasta que finalmente Quintana fuera
elegido president, con 52 votos.
-COLOMBIA Y VENEZUELA
En la operaci6n illegal de detenci6n de Rodrigo
Granda, conocido como "El Canciller" habrian participado
agents venezolanos y colombianos. La declaraci6n se
produjo un dia despu6s de que Jesse Chac6n Escamillo,
ministry del Interior y Justicia de Venezuela, dijo en rueda
de prensa que su despacho investigaba un secuestro
ocurrido el pasado 13 de diciembre, entire las 2 p.m. y las
3 p.m., cerca de una cafeteria en el centro de Caracas.
En esa oportunidad, Chac6n dijo que las investigaciones
no permitian afirmar si el plagiado era Granda, cuya
capture fue preseritada por la Policia Nacional de Colom-
bia el pasado 14 de diciembre.


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Published Every Friday By LA GACETA PUBLISHING, INC.
3210 E. 7th Avenue Tampa, Florida 33605'

VICTORIANO MANTEIGA (1894-1982) FOUNDER
ROLAND MANTEIGA (1920-1998) EDITOR AND PUBLISHER

PATRICK MANTEIGA............................Editor and Publisher
ANGIE MANTEIGA Associate Publisher
LEONARDO LEON. Spanish Editor
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Chile, uno de los paises ma's avanzados- de America Laltina, ha entedido la
importancia del ingle's, como, segunda lengua. El ex-presidente Salvad~or
Allende, durante su mandate tomo' la iniciattiva de convertir a su pais en
bilingdie, afin cuando el concept de dommiacion norteamericana. era re-
chazado enormement~e. Actualmente, la meta prodpuesta por el~ sistema
educative en. Chile, segfin come 'nto el Mirnistro de. Educaci.6n de ese pais,
Sergio Bitar, es que no menos de 15 millones de chilenos aprendan el ingle's,
tanto hablarlo, escribirlo, como, leerlo. En la grfifica se o~bserva co'mo, estu-
diantes de pri~maria aprenden en los primeros grados los verbos irregulares.


Tragredias: !QUie' Merece Ser Ayudado?


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vinee de la pfigina 1)
millones recaudados. Como si
esta accibn no fuese sufi-
ciente, Bush envi6 a su her-
mano menor, Jeb, gobernador
de la Florida, y al Secretario
de Estado, Colin Powell para
que registraran directamente
la magnitude de la catdstrofe.
Horrorizado Powel. afn-xn6,
"que en todos sus afios de
servicio military jams habia
vristo una tragedia tan ava.-
salladore..
Todas estas acciones de la
comunidad internacional.y de
los Estados Unidos en particu-
lar'son necesarias y bienve-
nidas por las victims y Jos
sobrevivientes.- No obstante,
hay preguntas obligadas que
no buscan desestimar el valor
de la tragedia del actual mare-
moto, sino enfatizar la. indife-
rencia con otros millones que
mueren en tragedies similares
o peores, pero sumidos en la
ignominia.
ePor qu6 los millones de
series humans infectados' por
SIDA en el Aft~ica, especialmen-
te nifios, no han r'ecibido ayu-
da international, concomitante
con la tragedia que mata millo-
nes al aiio? ePor qu6 estas
families africanas, muchas
latinoam~ricanas y asid~ticas
incluso,, debefi beber de aguas
del alcantarillado, y morir
frecuentemente de hambre por
escasez -de alimentos, cuando
en paises vecinos los alimentos
se pudren obotan?
Aunque parezca un. chiste
cruel, 'morir lentamente y uno
a uno" no cuernta como trage-
dia, aunque las cifras superen
en millones a los desgraciados
del horroso Tsuanmi -del
Indico.
Los Estados Unidos, ha
usado esta oportunidad para.
mostrar su buena voluntad de
ayuda en la emergenica. y lo ha.
hecho bien, pero ciertamente
falla, y grandemente, cuando
se trata. de EFECTWVAMENTE
desembolsar los fondos prome-
tidos para combatir la pobreza,
el hambre y las enfermedades
en el mundo, en otras latitudes
y otras circunstancias.
Estas son tragedies ymayo-
res, en.nuimero de victims,
pero de algana. manera inex-
plicable el mundo falla en
Ievantarse y-solidarizarse con


estos ag~nicos protagonistas.
Los Estados Unidos desti-
nada sbio el 0. 14% de su in-
greso national para ayudar a
combatir estas tragedies,
mientras que otras naciones
much menos ricas, comeo
Inglaterra dan el 0.34%, Fran-
cia el 0.41 y Noruega y Suecia
casi el. 1%.
,El pueblo norteamericano,
sin embargo, es genproso, y la
prueba es su respuesta a esta
'tragedia, y la constant ayuda
qoxe plresta a trav~s de orga-
niz .acione is internacionales
para aliviar las tragedies que
el gobierno ignore. Pero no
confundamos al pueblo esta-
dounidense con su goibierno.
El president Bush, firm6.
la declaraci6n del Milenio -un
Manifiesto para erradicar la
pobreza y el. hambre en el
mundo en el. afio 20,00, con
otras 188 naciones- y desde
entonces su compromise se ha
convertido en ret~rica que no
alcanza a las personas nece-
sitadas. Ni un s61o d6lar de los
prometidos le ha Rlegado a las
victims de la tragedia cons-


tante del SIDA, malaria'y
hambrunas africanas. La
excusa de la guerra en Irak,
que ha fequerido mis de 200
billones de d6lares, y el.regalo
presupuestal para los ricos y
corporaciones por mds de 160
billones, ha destruldo la es-
peranza de ayadar a resolver
problems de educacibn, ham-
bre y enfermedades.
La political estadounidense
de inversion de casi 500 billo-
nes de dblares en el aparato
military y en Rlevar a cabo gue-
rras, como la de Irak, con-
trasta con su presupueto
prometido de 15 billones de
adyuda, que nunca se cris-
taliza, pues queda reducido a
proyectos del Congreso que
son anulados en paquetes
frivolos de guerra.
Ciertamente, si revisamos
nuestra historic y las acciones
de Bush nos debemos pre-
guntar, una vez mds, que
signific~a su compasi~n y, esi
merece que sean ayudados
s6lo los desgraciados que
mueren s-Cbitamente por miles
y aparecen en las noticias?


Plaza Se'samo Explora el Cuerpo
Los personajes de 'Sesame Street"han viajado el planet y
han paseado por el espacio, pero pronto comenzardn. a explorer
el cuerpo humane.
Sesame Workshop, una organizaci~n educativa sin fines
de lucro, produjo una series de actividades pedag~gicas para
museos y aSesame Street Presents: The Body" serd la primera
entrega. SerbL estrenada. en el Centro de las Ciencias de Ari-
zona en Phoenix en Mayo y concluird en noviembre. Luego
recorrerA varias ciudades del pais hasta 2010. 'Una explo-
ra~ci~n interactive del cuerpo humane es el tema perfect para
nuestros visitantes m~s pequeftos, y eso, combinado con el
contenido educative de Sesame Workshop y u gran elenco
de amiorops's personajes, crea una experiencia de calidad de
la que nos sentimos orguflosc!3 al ofrecer a la comunidad7,
dijo Chevy Humphrey, vicepresidente ejecutivo del centro. La
exhibici6n enfatizark la investigaci~ri cientifica y las metas de
aprendizaje para. nifios de entire 2 y 8 afios.

Calendario Latb*no en Tampa
El Institute de Estudios para la Comunidad (Florida Insti-
tute for Community Studies FICS) por sus siglas en ingl~s,
cumpli6 dos afios brindando servicios a la comunidad latina
en Tampa, y para resaltar y dar a conocer esta cultural, pubhc6.
un calendario para el 2005 con imdgenes alusivas a la
idiosincrasia de la juventud hispana.
El FICS present en diciembre pi~blicamente este calen-
dario, ademis expuso planes y programs de studios que
ofrecerih~ durante-el 2005 a la comunidad latina en el condado
de Hillsborough. Para mayor informaci~in dirigirse al 202 S.
22nd St., suite 106-7, Tampa, FL 33605; o Ilamar al telifono
813-248-3427 (248-FICS).


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Inicio de Clases Aceler
Por Maritza P6rez Socorro lectura, que es donde existe el
Alrededor de 200 mil estu- deficit. "No obstante, segan los
diantes en elcondado de Hills- informes que ha revisado la
borough se estan preparando, junta, cada afio hemos venido
con enfAsis en la lectura, pa- elevando el nivel de puntua-
ra presenter la Prueba de Eva- ci6n del examen del FCAT, en
luaci6n Comprensiva de la Flo- .comparaci6n con otros con-
rida (FCAT), que se decret6 co- dados que poblacionalmente
mo obligatoria en 1998 y que estan en el mismo nivel nues-
-- ma,-rna w ai


El pr6ximo 21 de febrero los estudiantes del sistema
escolar de la Florida -grados 3 a 1o- enfrentaran
una vez mfis la pruebas de los temidos examenes
FCAT. Incluso plegarias, como las que elevan los
escolares en la foto, antes de recibir sus alimentos,
seran necesarias para que muchas escuelas pu-
blicas superen los rendimientos pobres de afios
anteriores, y para que las buenas mantengan su
record. Las repercusiones de una mala puntuaci6n
en los FCAT afectan aspects presupuestarios y
naturalmente acad6micos.


se realizard, particularmente
en el condado de Hillsborough,
el 21 de Febrero.
Con el arranque del 2005
el sistema escolar dela Florida
retoma la preparaci6n, ahora
mis intensive y planificada,
de esta important prueba
que determinara la postula-
ci6n para el siguiente grado
de los nifios comprendidos
entire el tercer y decimo afio.
Actualmente todos los pro-
fesores de aproximadamente
200 planteles del condado de
Hillsborough, estan enfocados
en aumentar el puntaje del
FCAT, al menos en un 5 %.
Para ello estAn abocados en
la frase "Teach to test" (ense-
fianza para la prueba), a fin
de hacer eficaz este examen.
No obstante, la realidad cer-
tera es que los estudiantes
deben emplear mayor tiempo
en la lecture, que en las ma-
temAticas.
Susan Vald6s, la. nueva
miemnbro de la Junta Escolar
del condado de Hillsborough,
explic6 que los maestros estan
trabajando con pruebas de
practices, principalmente en


tro", puntualiz6.
Sostuvo' que la poblaci6n
estudiantil de Hillsborough
estA rindiendo mas en mate-
mAticas, que en lectura. "De-
bemos tomar en cuenta va-.
rios factors. Uno que la lec-
tura es fundamental en cual-
quier prueba y aunque la ma-
temitica tiene un idioma uni-
versal, los estudiantes de-
ben leer el problema plantea-
do en forma escrita, para lue-
go poder entenderlo, desa-
rrollarlo y solucionarlo".
Otro de los puntos que
planted Vald6s, "es que los
estudiantes hispanos deben
enfrentar la barrera del idio-
ma, ya que el ingles es para
ellos una segunda lengua, por
lo cual deben esforzarse mas
para entendery resolver cual-
quier interrogante".
Sin embargo, Valdds, en-
fatiz6 que esta situaci6n no in-
dica que los estudiantes his-
panos tienen menor rendi-
miento escolar que el resto de
la poblaci6n estudiantil del
condado, por esta condici6n.
MILLONES PARA FCAT
La Prueba del FCAT presen-
ta un reto a la globalidad del


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a el Reto de
sistema escolar de la Florida,
que trae como consecuencia
stress para todos los miem-
bros de la comunidad escolar.
Inclusive para el nuicleo fa-
miliar.
Gran nfmero de alumnos
se sienten presionados, frus-
trados e intimidados con esta
evaluaci6n, porque los resul-
tados constituyen la base de
la responsabilidad que tiene
la escuela y la prueba FCAT
para la postulaci6n del si-
guiente grado.
Susan Vald6s, consider
sobre este particular que exis-
ten muchas emociones mix-
tas en torno al FCAT. "La
docencia se siente a su vez
frustrada, igualmente, porque
no puede implementar su te-
mAtica, encasillandose al im-
partir conocimientos basados
en el contenido del FCAT".
Por otra parte, la inversi6n
econ6mica es uno de los pun-
tos mAs discordantes de esta
prueba al moment de su
aceptaci6n por parte de la co-
munidad escolar, ya que el
Departamento de Educaci6n
de la Florida esta gastando
alrededor de $27 millones pa-
ra levar a cabo este examen.
Se explica que el FCAT fue
creado basandose en el con-
tenido de las Normas BAsicas
Educativas de la Florida (Sun-
shine State Standards SSS)
adoptado por la Junta Escolar
del Estado. Las preguntas fue-
ron inicialmente escritas por
firmas comerciales que se de-
dican a la preparaci6n de prue-
bas escolares, tales como CTB
/Mc Graw-Hilly Harcourt Edu-
cational Measurement. De
cualquier manera, las pregun-
tas son revisadas por el De-
partamento de Educaci6n y los
maestros empleados por el
FCAT (TestDevelopment Cen-
ter).
Entre los mitos y realida-
des de este examen que fue
aplicado en el 2003 a una po-
blaci6n estudiantil de apro-
ximadamente 1.7 millones
entire los grades 3-12, se en-
cuentran que la Junta Esco-
lar de la Florida adopt las
normas SSS, como la base
para la educaci6n en las es-
cuelas ptblicas. "Estas nor-
mas no representan nada inu-
sual en el program de en-
sefianza, porque las materials
no varian en nada, sino que
su contenido es parte de los
programs de studios que
contempla la Junta Escolar de
cada condado'.
Es precise sefialar que los
entendidos en el tema, resal-
tan que esta prueba le cuesta
much dinero al estado de la
Florida y su cost final varia
de afio en aiio, dependiendo
del disefio del program. Los
$27 millones invertidos-en
cada afio, para desarrollar,
administrar, calificar y repor-
tar todos los components
del FCAT, incluyendo la por-
cion del criteria promedio es-
tablecido y la prueba escrita,
es menor que el uno por ciento
de los recursos que el estado
invierte en la educaci6n K-12
anualmente.
NECESIDADES ESPECIALES
Otro de los puntos que ban
sido cuestionados en el FCAT
es que si es just para los es-
tudiantes con necesidades
especkales (ESE), o que tengan
un conocimiento limitado
del idioma IngIs (LEP).
Segin los defensores del
FCAT esta prueba es basica y
estudiante de la escuela se-
cundaria. Alegan que tienen
opciones diferentes para los
estudiantes (ESE) o (LEP) que lo
necesiten. "Las decisions so-
bre la participaci6n de estos
estudiantes y la proporci6n
de facilidades especlales para
tomar esta prueba son hechas
por los padres ylos maestros
a trav6s de un plan de edu-
caci6n individual (IEP)".


las Pruebas del FCAT







T 'c ;


Susan Vald6s, recientemente elegida para la Junta
Escolar del Condado de Hillsborough nos coment6
sus impresiones sobre la importancia e implica-
ciones de las pruebas FCAT.



EVENTS EN LA BAHIA

iA d6nde ir esta semana!


LA HISTORIC DE AMERICA ABREVIADA
Los "chicos malos" regresan a Tampa con la obra teatral
La Historia Completa de Am6rica Abreviada, escrita por Adam
Long, Reed Martin y Austin Tichenor, miembros de la Com-
pafiia Shakespeare. Esta pieza contiene estractos de la Biblia
y de la palabra de Dios, pero escritos con humor, mfisica,
creatividad, satira y sobre todo much sensibilidad. Se es-
trena en la sala Shimberg Playhouse del Tampa Bay Perfor-
ming Arts Center, bajo la responsabilidad de la compafiia
Jobsite, el viernes 7 de enero a las 10:00 pm, y se extiende
hasta el 23..Las presentaciones se haran viernes, sabados
y domingo. Solo el domingo es a las 7:00 p.m. El valor de la
entrada es de $18.50 por persona. Para mayor informaci6n
Uamar al 813-229.STAR, o en la pigina tbpac.org.
MUSICAL DEL REY DAVID
Danny Hamilton y Gary Richardson, autores del musi-
cal David, basado en la historic del Rey David, se present
a partir del 6 de enero hasta el 23, en el Teatro Jaeb del
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, los dias jueves a las
8:00 p.m., viernes y sabados a las 7:30 p.m y los domingos
a las 2:00 p.m. y 7:00 p.m. Este musical cuenta la historic
de un joven que se hace pastor y rey de Israel. El libretto
esta basado en pasajes de la Biblia; la mfisica ofrece ins-
trumentos acfsticos, de percusi6n, voces fuertes y estA
durigido a todas las edades. Para mayor informaci6n llamar
al 813-229-STAR.
LA VIDA DE VINCENT VAN GOGH
Una semblanza de la vida del pintor impresionista
del siglo XIX, Vicent Van Gogh sera representada en Shim-
berg Playhouse del Tampa Bay Performing ArtsCenter, a
partir del viernes 7 de enero del 2005, hasta el domingo 16.
Esta pieza teatral ha sido dirigida, producida y actuada por
Puck Pukas, durante 14 aios."Vicent" esta basada en las
cartas escritas en 1800 por Theo, el hermano de Vicent
Van Gogh. Los horarios cambian seg:n los dias; por ejem-
plo: los viernes y sabados a las 8:00 pm; los domingos a
las 2:00,4:00 p.m. Los precious comienzan desde $18.50.Pa-
ra mayor informaci6n l1amar al 813-229-7827 o dirigirse a
la pagina en Internet tbpac.org.

AUTORES LOCALES E YBOR CITY
El traditional mercadito popular en el Hist6rico Parque
Centenario de Ibor City, situado entire las esquinas de la
octava avenida y 19 calle, abre sus puertas todos los sa-
bados. Los amantes de products y objetos no tradicionales
pueden acudir a este simpatico expendio de 9:00 a.m a 3:00
p.m. No obstante, para el.22 de enero estA pautado una
actividad diferente y es la visit de una series de escritores
locales, quienes estarAn firmado sus libros e intercam-
biando ideas sobre las obras publicadas. Se expenderin los
libros para que suspropios autores estampen sus firmas.
Habr& diversos titulos que complaceran el gusto de nifios,
adults y la familiar en general, asi como a diferentes pro-
fesionales. Igualmente en este mercadito se puede encon-
trar diversidad de objetos interesantes y cosas Ilamativas
para todas las edades, asi como products naturales de todo
tipo. Los organizadores admiten mascotas y a nuevos expen-
dedores de products naturales. Para mayor informa6i6n
Uame al 813-241-2442 o visit ybormarket@yahoo.cqm~

EL MINUTE DE DIOS
El Padre Diego Jaramillo ha entregado 33 viviendas en
la ciudad de Tunja en Colombia, gracias a la colaboraci6n
de miles de feligreses que comparten el llamado minute de
Dios. Para lograr estos fondos y beneficiary a los colombianos
desplazados, se organize cada afio el ilamado Banquete del
Mill6n. Este afio se realizara el 25 defebrero, a las 7:00
p.m. en "Higgins Hall", iglesia cat6lica de San Lawrence,
ubicada entire Himes y la avenida Hillsborough, en Tampa.
El valor de su colaboraci6n es de $100 por persona. Para
mayor informaci6n llama- al 813-767-0739.

LA GACETA/Viernes, 7 de enero de 2005/Pagina 3








El deported al dina
Por Harvey Grajales


Boggs, Devil de Tampa, al Sal6n de la Fama


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Wade _rB-ggs jug6 para Tampa Bay Devil Rays en 1998-99yes el fiicojugador
quie Alc.lMnz6 lo a3.ooo hits en el plato con un jonr6n contra los Indios de
C-cvi;.n1.l i I :agslo o' en el '1ropic;uni;i Field. Despues de esa temporada
se retire y piasi a Ins di-rtclivas de los Rays como coach de bateo en el 2oo1
Wade Boggis fe el~e ido el martes para el Sal6n de la Fama en su primer
aparircin en la list de candidates, mientras que Ryne Sandberg lo logr
finalmente en su tercer intent. El porcentaje de votos de Boggs, 91,86, lo
convirti6 en el 41er jugador que es elevado al Sal6n de la Fama en
Cooperstown en su primer-afio. En sus 18 afios de carrera con los Red Sox.
Yankees y Devil Rays, Boggs complete 3.010 hits yfinaliz conunpromedio
de por vida de .328. Lo mismo que Al L6pez que gan6 la election en 1977,
Boggs es el segundo beisbolista del area de la Bahia en llegar al Salon de la
Fama, a pesar de ser native de Omaha, Nebraska. Desdejunio 15 de 1958 se
traslad6 a Tampa y estudi6 en la escuela superior en Plant High done se
destaco conm buen jugador de football y excelente bateador de pelota.


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MeA.0ilntis equipos do au

Af ki tj la vo'tal6n.par el


mejor jugador de America:
Carlos Tevez le sac6 una c6-
mroda ventaja a su compatriot
Javier Mascherano. Asi qued6
la votacina por el mejor jugador
de Amnrica, Carlos T6vez le
sac6 una c6moda ventaja a su
compatriot Javier
MaacherAno.
1, Carlos T6ve Argentina,
2,Javier Mascherano, 3.Ro-
binho Brazil, 4. Luis Gonztles
Argentina. 5. Juan Carlos
Henao Colombia, 6. Joe033
Saturnino Cardozo Paraguay,
7, Leo Brazil, Elano, Bra-
zu, 9, Diego Lugano Uruguay,
10, Rolando Schiavi Argen-
tina.,
LOS BUCANDROS
,,..Termjinaron la temporada
regular como empezaron, per-
diendo, au r6oord fue de 5
ganados y 11 perdidos y ten-
drdn qur ver las aemifinales por
television, de los 12 invitados
a la postemporada s61o Pitts-
burgh, Nueva Inglaterra e
IndianApolis fueron los inicos
en hacerlo por la puerta gran-
de. Esto quiere decir que lo
hacen en su mejor moment.
Esta es la clasificaci6n
s;,-gin las posibilidades de
cada uno de los invitados a la
fiesta grande de la NFL.
Los Acereros de Pittsburgh
son posiblemente el fnico que
lo hizo por la alfombra roja,
llegan con 14 victorias con-
secutivas y poseen el mejor
ataque terestre y defensive de
la liga, Juegan today la pos-
temporada en easn en done
acabaron invictos. Cerraron la


temporada regular derrotando
a los Bills en Bufalo sin various
de sus titulares, para de-
mostrar que tienen banca de
primeray que la victoria es algo
important para Bill Cowher.
A su vez el campe6n rei-
nante eigue en ascenso, Los
Patriotas cuentan con Coi-y
Dillon quien les ha dado otra
dimension el ataque y eso
se ha dejado sentir an los
emparAlladoa, ahora pueden
controlar tambinn el reloj de
juego, Por oierto, Dillon ea el
primer corridor en lhistaria
que super las 1,400 yards
y no va al juego de las
estrellas.
Indianpolis gan6 por se-
gunda ocasi6n seguida su
division. Llegan a a postem-
porada como el primer equipo
en la historic con tres recep-
tores que superar las mil
yards y por lo menos ano-
taron 10 touchdowns cada
uno en el mismo afio. La
defensive deja much que
desear, no hay dudas, es su
tal6n de Aquiles, en la primer
ronda contra Denver no ten-
drAn problems para avanzar,
pero Bill Belichick puede que
se haya convertido en un
obstAculo como lo fue Steve
Spurrier y la Universidad de
Florida.
BI, PERO.,. San Diego,
Filadelfla, Atm.itl y Green Bay
entraron a I i Ieststtl 'ande de
la NFL por puerta latral. Son
equipos con talent y que
desean ,er priulolIk isnh.I. pero
la falta de -olnt8srt-!!t los


tiene en los puestos secun-
darios. Filadelfia aparente-
mente es el mejor equipo ,en !a
Conferencia Nacional. Sus
principles estrellas nojugaron
los filtimos dos partidos y
reapareceran hastala segunda
semana de la postemporada,
para entonces habran pasado
un mes sin jugar.
POR LA PUERTA DE
SERVICIO
Siempre habra problems
cuando se entra a una fiesta y
se entr6 por la puerta de atras.
Muchos de los invitados im-
portantes se sentirAn inc6-
modos por la presencia de
estos colados.
Denver en el papel luce
poderoso, balanceado, y es la
ilnica franquicia que aparece
entire los 10 mejores en cada
una de las seis estadsticas
ofensivas y defensivas de
mayor peso en la liga. Pero son
muy inconsistentes en posi-
ciones claves.
Los Jets y los Vikingos
habian iniciado muy bien la
campafia, pero perdieron ese
impulse y la contundencia a
lo largo del camino. Los neo-
yorquinos en ciertos mo-
mentos carecen de confianza
sobretodo cuando entran a la
zona roja del rival (yarda 20).
Y Minnesota no ha podido
quitarse el sindrome finalitis
aguditis; comenzaron la tem-
porada 5-1 y cerraron per-
diendo siete de los illtimos 10.
El rest de los invitados,
Seattle y San Luis, tienen
problems en su misma or-
ganizaci6n para saliradelante.
Ambos entraron a la postem-
porada de panzazo y sus
posibilidades de llegar al Su-
per Taz6n en Jacksonville son
minimas.
BEISBOL
Considerada como la mejor
noticia beisbolera del afio
2004 fue la consagracion
como Campeones Mundiales
de la novena Los Medias Rojas
de Boston.
La temporada del b6isbolde
Grandes L.gas tuvoun final de
cuento de hadas. Los Medias
Rc:.~ deEc ston la '-a1.-qu:niia
maldita por Babe ?:-Lth hai-
laron su primer campeonato
en 86 aifs al coamplas de tres
dominicanos y millones de:
leales seguidores.
El eplT-go, sin embargo,
Z.ar:';ze :-r.es- eis sacajC d4 c .d:r.
Hibrt de horra- un escand a
de uso de esteroides que sal-
pic6 a Barry Bonds y su record
dejonrones. ur.:o a a.gunas d-
las mAs grandes estrellas del
deported.
La noticia estall6 a prin-
cipios de diciembre cuando se
filtr6 el testimonio de Jason
Giambi a un jurado inves-
ligador, reconociendo haber
usado esteroides anab6licos
suministrados por el entre-


nador personal de Bonds y
creados por una compaflia de
C alfo rnia.
Luego afloraron las decla-
raciones del propio Bonds,
admitiendo haber usado dos
sustancias descritas como
esteroides, aunque el toletero
de los Gigantes de San Fran-
cisco asegura que desconocia
su contenido.
La noticia hizo olvidar a
muchos que unas semanas
atrAs el triunfo de los Medias
Rojas era el tema de con-
versaci6n obligado entire los
aficionados del b6isbol.
Boston, incapaz de sacu-
dirse de la sombra del Bam-
bino Ruth y su historial de
fracasos, parecia encaminado
a otro humillante invierno
despu6s de verse abajo 0-3 en
la series de campeonato de la
Liga Americana frente a sus
ac6rrrimos rivals, los Yan-
kees de Nueva York.
Entonces comenz6 la ma-
gia... Cargados por el mila-
groso madero del dominicano
David Ortiz, quien decidi6 dos
partidos con sus poderosos
batazos, los Medias Rojas
ganaron un juego tras otro
hasta sacar de carrera a los
Yankees.
Ortiz fue nombrado jugador
mis valioso de la series de la
Liga Americana.
En la Serie Mundial, fue el
bate de otro dominicano,
Manny Ramirez, el que tron6
frente a los Cardenales de San
Luis que, a pesar de haber
sido el mejor equipo en las
Mayores durante la temporada
regular, no pudieron frenar el
empuje de los inspirados Me-
dias Rojas y cayeron barridos
en cuatro desaflos.
Ramirez fue el jugador mis
valioso de la Serie Mundial y
su compatriot Pedro Mar-
tinez, en la que fue su filtima
aparici6n con el uniform de
Boston, sali6 airoso en el ter-
cer partido con una joya de
siete innings y tres hits. El
Quisqueyano Martinez lanzara
desde el 2005 con los Mets de
Nueva York por cuatro ailos y
53 millones de d6lares.
En general, de 2004 fue otro
afio de ensueio para los
dominicanos y el resto de los
latinaamericanosen enl be:sbc:.
El .c--r :cano Vladimir
Guerrero, en su debut con los
Ar.gelncTr. de .\raheLm, fue
sle-::c:rnaic juagador mas
valioso de la Liga Americana
por un abultado margen.
Brds. oon otra sensacional
temporada, recibi6 el galard6n
en la Liga Nacional.
Por su part, el vene~alano
Johan Santana estuvo
intratable en la segunda mitad
de la campaiia y carg6 con el
premio Cy Young de la Liga
Americana, un galard6n que
recibi6 de forma uninime.


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Los familiares de las victims del incendio de una discoteca de Buenos Aires
que el pasadojueves mat6 a 188 personas, se reunieron en el cementerio de
Chacaritas a enterrar a sus series queridos. Eljefe de seguridad de la ciudad
renunci6 debido a la presi6n political generada en torno al hecho de que
muchas de las puertas de emergencia del establecimiento estaban bloquedas.


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Celebran aniversario de M.L.King
El famoso director tecnico de basquetbal, Ken Carter, dic-
tard una conferencia en el Centro de Eventos Especiales de
la Universidad del Sur de la Florida (USF), con motive del
aniversario de Martin Luther King Jr., eljueves 20 de enero,
a las 6:30 p.m.
Esta actividad, completamente gratuita, esta centrada en
la proyecci6n de una pelicula basada en la vida de un entre-
nador de basquetbal, protagonizada por Samuel L. Jackson,
para luego desarrollar un debate sobre el tema deportivo.
Carter, se especializa en temas sobre la integridad, trabajo
en equipo y domina con destreza aspects relacionados con
el liderazgo.
Esta charla es parte de una cantidad de events organi-
zados en honor al legendario Martin Luther King, que incluye
un desfile annual en la ciudad de Tampa, el lunes 17 de enero,
a las doce del mediodia. Para mayor informaci6n llamar al
813-974-6993.

Publix con Sabor Hispano


En un gesto hacia el cre-
ciente poder adquisitivo de los
consumidores latinos, Publix
Super Markets afiadira pro-
ductos hispanos a su linea de
products en los pr6ximos
meses.
La cadena, radicada en
Lakeland, empezard con s61o
cuatro products: su propia
marca de mojo; enlatados de
frijoles negros listos para
comer y yuca y platanos fritos
congelados.
Otros products se afia-
dirdn en este afio, dijo Maria
Rodamis, vocera de Publix.
Los products latinos se
venderAn en 16s cinco estados
regionales de la cadena. La
media "les da a nuestros


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Rutas de Autobuses 7, 41, 44 y 45

Mejor servicio en una parada cerca de usted.


Dondequiera que le Ileve la vida, tome el
autobus. A trabajar. A jugar. A vivir.
Ruta 7 -Downtown Tampa a Super Wal-Mart de Citrus Park,
de Lunes a Viernes de 4:45am a 10:15pm y los fines de
semana de 5:30am a 9:00pm. Sirviendo a:
*AMC Theatre en Anderson Road
HCC/Dale Mabry Campus
*Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
o Lowry Park Zoo y Kid City
Ruta 41 -Hanley/Waters Plaza a Netpark, con conexiones a
Town n' Country a trav6s de la Avenida Sligh, de Lunes a
Viernes de 6:00am a 6:40pm.
Rutas 44y 45 -Nuevo servicio entire el area de USF y
Westshore Plaza. La Ruta 44 viaja de Lunes a Viernes de
5:00am a 10:30pm. La Ruta 45 viaja de Lunes a Viernes de
4:30am a 10:00pm y los fines de semana de 6:30am a
9:00pm. Ambas rutas sirven las siguientes areas:
SUniversity Mal.
*Westshore Plaza
SRaymond James Stadium
-St. Joseph's Hospital
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su marca privada ubicard a
Publix como un competitor de
sus propios abastecedores.
Por ejemplo, tanto Badia
como Goya Foods, radicada en
Secacus, Nueva Jersey, ven-
den mojos y la marca de Publix
va a competir con ellos.
"Son vendedores inteligen-
tes", coment6 Badia. Segdn
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Bienvenido Sea el Ouinto Afio del


Porb Marta Mui n Romero
Es bueno recorder que ya
estamos usando, el quinto es-
cal6n de este afio nuevo cen-
tener de afios que recien co-
mienza.
Siempre los diez <imos
afios de cada siglo, se enlazan
con los tambi6n diez prime-
ros, en este afio, del nuevo
2005, y hasta parece que hay
un period de transici6n don-
de coinciden, se presentan al-
ternativas y hasta la vida pa-
recer ser copia textual de lo que
pas6 inclusive en siglos atr&s.
Hay un fiel constant como
en la balanza, en este caso, a
veces con caracteristicas de
rutina permanent y es que la
historic, seguirA siendo una:
impossible de borrar, menos de
ignorar, de los anales de la
civilizaci6n.
Es la historic que pasa a ser
tradicionalista, costumbristay
perpetua a su vez:
Siempre la lucha por man-
tenerse en pie, ha hecho del
ser human un incansable ba-
tallador que a su vez, ha for-
talecido las instituciones que
nos dieron cuna, basindose en
principios, normas y regula-
ciones respetables por un
episodio biblico sagrado que
por ley de la vida ha evolu-
cionado y llegado inclusive a
ocupar con matices comercia-
les las piginas y.propagandas
mercantiles a nivel mundial.
Epifania: del griego epipha-
neia, aparici6n. Manifesta-
ci6n de Cristo a los Reyes Ma-
gos, que celebra la iglesia ca-
t6lica el 6 de enero y que vul-
garmente se le llama dia de
Reyes.
La iglesia ortodoxa griega,
al venerar este dia, ofrece otra
manifestaci6n festival religio-
sa en la que tambi6n conti-
nta perpetuando la adoraci6n
y veneraci6n por la natividad
del niflo Rey.
Las Sagradas Escrituras
dedican en lo conceriente a
la visit de los .Reyes Magos
de Oriente al nacimiento del


Inestabilidad political, terre-
motos desde Chile a Nortea-
mericary mas atentados con-
tra. Estados ~nidos, son al-
gunas de estas predicciones.
Enure las desapariciones,
los astr6logos adelantaron que
el general Augusto Pinochet, el
Papa y dos canantnes famosos
mexicanos no estaran entire
nosotros.
El tarotista chileno Jaime
Hales anunci6 la muerte de
Pinochet, que a los 89 afios es
acosado por los crimenes de su
dictadura ante la justicia, a la
cual elude alegando demencia
senil. "Se va a sentir muy
libre... Puede ser una demen-
cia, que est6 completamente
loco, o muerto", asegur6.
Mientras, su colega com-
patriota Rolandd de Lara
predijo la muerte del Papa
Juan Pablo II, de 84 afios y
muy afectado por el mal de
Parkinson. "Me atrevo a decir
piblicamente que el Papa
muere este afio, 61 ya esta
muerto", asegur6.
Giovanna, la mis conocida
astr6loga mexicana, vaticin6 la
muerte de dos cantantes fa-


mosos en 2005. Como fnica
pista dijo que uno de ellos
tiene una casa en Acapulco
(sur), lo que llev6 a algunos a
pensar en el mexicano Luis
Miguel.
Y el professor Zellagro anun-
ci6 que el cine mexicano
obtendria un Oscar, al que
aspira el actor Gael Garcia
Bernal por su interpretaci6n
del 'Che' Guevara en "Diarios
de motocicleta", del brasilefio
Walter Salles.
Zellagro tambi6n dijo que el
president George W. Bush
sorprenderd a todos con una
nueva gesti6n que hara que
Estados Unidos recupere el
prestigio intemacional perdido
por la guerra de Irak.
Y entire previsiones de an-
cianos y famosos que se mue-
ren no podian faltar las catas-
trofes, especialmente con-
siderando que 2005 empieza
marcado por el sismo/mare-
moto que dej6 miles de muertos
en Asia.
La chamdn boliviana Kar-
ma augur6 sismos en Los An-
geles, Lima y Chile, es decir en
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Los tres Reyes Magos del Oriente trajeron, oro,
incienso y mirra, al Nifio Dios.
nifio Rey, detalladas pdginas. cuanto a la mirra, del latin
Entre aquellos tesoros rleva- myrrha, es una gomorresina
dos desde tan lejos se des- aromatica y medicinal pro-
tacan tres elements bdsicos ducida por un Arbol de Arabia.
fundamentals: el oro, el in- Finalmente recordemos res-
cienso y la mirra. Elementos petando a su vez como parte
que han seguido hasta nues- de nuestra herencia cultural
tros dias en todos los cere- aquellos moments felices e
moniales y ritos litfirgicos. inolvidables en que crecimos,
El oro, no es necesario des- rodeados de figures imbo-
cribirlo pero el incienso y la rrables como lo ser~n pap& y
mirra tienen un origen comfin mamd, hermanos, primos, asi
en Arabia, principalmente. El como vecinos en muchos ca-
incienso (del latin incensum, sos que unidos al nexo famil-
cosa que se quema) es una iar fortalecian dias como este
especie de resina aromAtica en que los Reyes Magos nos
cuyo olor se exhala sobre todo hacian fortalecer la inocen-
durante la combustion y que cia, la creencia respetuosa
se extra de varies arboles. En que mirando hacia el cielo, se
Cuba, por ejeinplo, es conocido obtenia la gracia divina y sa-
como una plant aromatica. En grada de Dios que estaba de


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peeling me aconseja? Maria Fernanda
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farmacias y supermercados que tienen esos grdnulos que
usted menciona, son "exfoliantes suaves" y no dan los mismos
resultados que un "peeling" o exfoliaci6n mas profunda. Las
sustancias mis populares utilizadas para los peelings leves
son acidos derivados de frutas como el acido glic6lico (mezcla
de acidos alfa hidroxi).
El peeling leve, con Acidos alfa hidroxi, puede venir en
diferentes concentraciones que van desde 30% a 70%. Son
aplicados por el professional, y por lo general solo se dejan en
la piel de 3 a 6 minutes. Dependiendo de lo que se quiere
tratar, se aplicaran urLa vez a la semana por espacio de 6 a 8
semanas. La ventaja es que no dejan la piel enrojecida y se
puede aplicar maquillaje inmediatamente despues del
tratamiento. Le dan a la piel un nuevo aspect, luciendo mas
vital y saludable, y no solo se indica para rejuvenecimiento
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En el peeling de profundidad moderada, la sustancia mas
cominmente utilizada, es el Acido tricloroac6tico en altas
concentraciones y solo debe de ser aplicado por el dermat6logo.
La piel quedard enrojecida posterior al tratamiento. Se indi-
can en pieles con dafio solar, manchas, o arrugas mas
profundas.
El peeling profundo, indicado para problems mas severos
de la piel, incluyendo dafio severe causado por el sol,
cicatrizaciones de acn6 y arrugas profundas, usualmente se
hace con un quimico llamado fenol, sustancia de uso delicado,
aplicado solo en pequefias secciones de la piel con el problema,
y exclusivamente por, el m6dico dermatblogo. Todo el
procedimiento puede tomar de una a tres horas, y la piel
quedard enrojecida por espacio de dos semanas o mAs.
Recuerde que la salud de la piel empieza a nivel cellular, y
si usted no l1eva un estilo de vida sano, con ejercicio regular
y una buena alimentaci6n, los tratamientos superficiales, en
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resultados serin mas duraderos si las celulas de la piel tienen
los nutrients y el oxigeno necesarios, para su renovaci6n
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Por: Arturo R. Rivera, J.D
En el traditional "Mensaje
de Navidad", el Papa Juan Pa-
blo II pidi6 que cese toda
forma de violencia. A conti-
nuaci6n, el Papa felicit6 la Na-
vidad en 62 lenguas a los fie-
les presents en la Plaza de
San Pedro y a cuantos lo es-
cuchaban por la radio y la te-
levisi6n.
El Papa Juan Pablo II rog6
que "ante el pesebre donde
yace indefenso" el Nifio de Be-
16n, "cesen tantas formas de
creciente violencia, causa de
indecibles sufrimientos; que
se apaguen tantos focos de
tension, que corren el riesgo
de degenerar en conflicts
abiertos; que se consolide la
voluntad de buscar soluciones
pacificas, respetuosas de las
legitimas aspiraciones de los
hombres y de los pueblos."
"Nifio de Bel6n, Profeta de
Paz -continu6-, alienta las
iniciativas de didlogo y de
reconciliaci6n, apoya los es-
fuerzos de paz que aunque ti-


midos, pero llenos de espe-
ranza, se estdn hacienda ac-
Stualmente por un present y
un future mis sereno para
tantos hermanos y hermanas
nuestros en el mundo."
Refiri6ndose al continent
africano, el Santo Padre recor-
d6 la "tragedia de Darfur en
Sudan, en Costa de Marfil y
en la region de los Grandes
Lagos y asegur6 que seguia
"con gran aprensi6n los acon-
tecimientos de Irak. Y ec6mo
no mirar con ansia compar-
tida, pero tambi6n con inque-
brantable confianza, a la tie-
rra de la que Tft eres Hijo?"
"iPor doquier -exclam6- se
ve la necesidad de paz!" Diri-
gi6ndose al "Principe de la
verdadera paz", el Papa pidi6
ayuda para "comprender que
la finica via para construirla.
es huir horrorizados del mal
y buscar siempre y con va-
lentia el bien. iHombres de
buena voluntad de todos los
pueblos de la tierra, venid con
confianza al pesebre del Sal-


Analizan Longevidad Humana
Jean-Marie Robine, investigator y director del Instituto
Nacional de Salud y Medicina de Francia, dictara una charla
sobre la longevidad humana en la Escuela PFiblica de Salud
de la Universidad del Sur de la Florida, auditorium B, el mar-
tes 11 de enero a las 10:30 a.m.
Robine, ha investigado a profundidad el tema de la longe-
vidad humana y su relaci6n con la buena salud. En su diser-
taci6n explicara las medidas y el impact que tiene en la vi-
da del ser human cumplir con ciertos requisites de salud,
para lograr y alcanzar la longevidad.
Este hombre de ciencias ha sido uno de los principles
investigadores del European Challenge for Healthy Aging
project y Genetics of Healthy Aging project. Para mayor in-
formaci6n llamar al 974-9808.


vador! 'No quita los reinos
humans -dijo parafraseando
un himno litiurgico- quien da
el Reino de los cielos.' Llegad
para encontraros con Aquel
que viene para ensefiarnos el
camino de la verdad, de la paz
y del amor."
Al dia siguiente, fiesta de
la Sagrada Familia, el Papa
Juan Pablo II dirigi6 unas
palabras a los miles de pere-
grinos reunidos en la Plaza de
San Pedro para la recitaci6n
del Angelus.
"El Hijo de Dios -explic6-
se prepare para cumplir su
misi6n redentora, viviendo de
forma laboriosa y escondida
en la santa casa de Nazaret.
De esa forma, unido a todo
ser human por la encarna-
ci6n, santifica a la familiar hu-
mana."
"iQue la Sagrada Familia,
que tuvo que superar no pocas
pruebas dolorosas, exclam6,
vele sobre todas las families
del mundo, especialmente so-
bre las que atraviesan mo-
mentos dificiles! jQue ayude,
ademis, a todos los hombres
y mujeres de cultural y a los
responsables politicos para
que defiendan la instituci6n
familiar fundada en el matri-
monio y la sostengan a la ho-
ra de afrontar los graves retos
de la 6poca actual!"
"iQue en este aflo de la
Eucaristia -concluy6- la fami-
lia cristiana encuentre la luz
y la fuerza para caminar unida
y crecer como 'iglesia domes-
tica' sobre todo en la partici-
paci6n asidua a la celebra-
ci6n eucaristica dominical!"


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Jim Hampton, ex-editor del diario Miami Herald
fue seleccionado por la Escuela de Comunicaci6n
Social de la Universidad del Sur de la Florida
(USF), para dictar una citedra especializada en
editoriales, critical sobre la escritura, lectura y to-
do tipo de comentarios sobre la editorializaci6n.
Hampton estarai a cargo de esta material para la
primavera del 2005, la cual estuvo bajo la respon-
sabilidad de James A. Clendinen. Jim Hampton,
trabaj6 durante 21 afios como editor del Miami
Herald y ha ganado dos premios Pulitzer; uno en
1983 y el otro en el 200ooo. Se gradu6 como pe-
riodista en en la Universidad de Kentucky y curs6
especializaciones en la Universidad de Stanford.




iLa Policia Patrulla!

MUERE MUJER MOTORIZADA
Elizabeth Torres, de 22 afios muri6 en tragico accident la
noche del domingo 2 de enero, a consecuencia de las lesio-
nes graves que recibi6 al caer de una motocicleta, donde venia
como pasajera, la cual estaba conducida por Cody Colvino de
23 afios. Ambos transitaban como a las 8:50 p.m, sobre la
calle Sheldon de Tampa y Camino Villa Boulevard, cuando
Carissa Lyons de 19 afios, quien conducia un vehiculo Ford
Tempo, dobl6 para hacer una vuelta, pero no vio a los moto-
rizados en ese instant. Seguin el report policial ninguno de
los conductores estaba bajo los efectos del alcohol.

ATROPELLADOS CICLISTAS
El conductor de un cami6n Toyota, Taffy Rimes Carter de
52 afios, atropell6 al conductor de una bicicleta y a su pasa-
jera, Jordan Carpenter de 22 afios y Sara Veazey de la misma
edad, respectivamente, como a las 8:03 p.m del lunes pasado.
El accident ocurri6 en el sur de las calls Taylor y Melrose.
Carpenter, rod6 sobre la calle recibiendo lesiones graves en
todo su cuerpo, por. lo que fue internado en estado critic en
el Hospital General de Tampa. Por su parte, Sara Veazey fue
tratada en la escena por los bombers, pero sin lesiones
trascendentales.

ATACADOS DOS POLICIES
Dos funcionarios de la oficina del Alguacil de Tampa, Patrick
Cole y Brooke Buck, fueron atacados por un individuo, cuando
los agents intentaban detenerlo en medio de una rifia entire
various sujetos. Michael W. Canady de 23 afios, se resisti6 al
arrest de los agents de seguridad, quienes acudieron al
18947 Portofino Drive, en Tampa, en respuesta a una llama-
da de emergencia. Canady, reaccion6 con agresividad ante la
voz de la autoridades policiales, por lo que tuvo que ser so-
metido y arrestado bajo various cargos, despuds de recibir
atenci6n m6dica en el Hospital General de Tampa. Los oficia-
les Cole y Buck tambi6n fueron chequeados por un mddico, a
consecuencia de algunos golpes y ragufios, pero sin mayores
consecuencias.

DETENIDO PR6FUGO POR ACCIDENT
Leonardo E. Roblero VAsquez de 30 aiios, fue detenido al
ser identificado como el conductor de un Honda Civic rojo de
1993, el cual atropell6 mortalmente a Gustavo Marquez de
24 aiios, el 25 de diciembre del 2004 en West Lake Drive y
Country Road 674. Las autoridades policiales estaban tras la
bfsqueda de este individio, quien se dio a la fuga una vez que
se llev6 por delante a Marquez, dejAndolo tirado en la via.
Segfin los testigos Roblero Visquez, manejaba a alta ve-
locidad cuando ocurri6 el incident. El dia 26 de diciembre
dej6 el Honda abandonado en el parque Newmauma y hasta
el 30 de diciembre nq se produjo su detenci6n.
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La Obra Don Juan Tenorio en Tampa
La Compaftia de Teatro Cervantes present, por primera
vez en Tampa, la pieza "Don Juan Tenorio", escrita original-
mente por Jos6 Zorilla. El libreto basado en el texto original
esta enmarcado en el period romLantico espafiol y esta leno
de pasi6n, amor y consecuencias. El vestuario, la escenogra-
fia y armas son de la 6poca del renacimiento espafiol.
Esta compafia fundada en Ocala en 1998 por Luis Otero,
-director y actor-, decidi6 hacer el montaje de esta obra en
Tampa, la cual se presentard el viernes 28, sdbado 29 de ene-
ro; el 4, 5 y 6 de febrero. La hora para todas las funciones
serd a las 7:30 p.m; solamente el 6 de febrero el horario serd
alas 2:00 p.m. Los precious: adults $15; estudiantes y ancia-
nos $12 (con identificaci6n) y nifios menores de 12 afios $6.00.
Explic6 Luis Otero, que en esta empresa la mayoria de los
actors son aficionados, estudiantes, amas de casa y miem-
bros de la comunidad hispana. "Reunir a un grupo con estas
caracteristicas ha sido un esfuerzo de nueve meses.", dijo
Otero.
La obra serd presentada en el University Area Develop-
ment Center, situado en el 14013 Norte, calle 22 Noroeste de
Tampa. Para mayor informaci6n l1amar al 813-247-5357.


Las Llantas del Futuro


Las Ilantas del future no estaran rellenas de aire,
sino de una resina muy flexible de poliuretano,
como la que se muestra en la foto recientemente
desarrollada por la compafiia, Michelin. Con este
cambio se espera mejoras en la conduci6n de los
vehiculos y seguridad de los pasajeros.


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Noticias de Inmigracion
Director de Inmigracion de Catholic Charities l o
Por William Rosas *

nbios en Inmigraci6n -Sa


El President Bush se encuentra en una rifia fuerte con
los de su propio partido; sobretodo, en la Camara de represen-
tantes. Obtuvo una buena proporci6n de los votos de
hispanos, pero la oposici6n a sus propuestas de reformar las
leyes de inmigraci6n es fuerte. Algunos consultores
republicans dicen que Bush deberia abandonar sus ideas
de reforms a inmigraci6n para poder obtener la ayuda de
sus copartidarios en conseguir arreglar los problems con el
Seguro Social y cambiar las leyes de impuestos federales.
Pregunta: Soy cubano y hice mi residencia y la renovaci6n
de mi permiso de trabajo en internet. Obtuve la confirmaci6n
y pagu6 un total de $360. Pero ahora, me lleg6 una carta de
Inmigraci6n diciendo que ellos no tiene prueba de mi
residencia y no me quieren dar el permiso de trabajo. 4Que
puedo hacer? Rafael Nifiez Tampa
Respuesta: La verdad es que no hay nada que usted puede
hacer. NNo serd usted es la misma persona con quien me
encontr6 en la oficina de Inmigraci6n en Tampa? Primero, la
residencia (1-485) todavia no se puede hacer "online". Lo mas
seguro es que usted llen6 la 1-90 (solicitud para renovar o
reemplazar la tarjeta de residencia). Esto cuesta $185. Y
tambi6n, usted llen6 la 1-765 del permiso de trabajo que cuesta
$175. La suma es $360. La 1-90 no es la residencia. Si usted
llen6 este f6rmulario, usted regal6 su dinero. Por eso no hay
ning~n archivo de una solicited de residencia con Inmigraci6n.
Esto significa que no le aprobaran su solicitud del permiso de
trabajo. En fin, usted perdi6 los $360. Yo hable de un caso
semejante hace unas semanas. Mejor conseguir una consult
antes de emprender trimites con la Inmigraci6n.
Pregunta: Yo tengo una solicitud de asilo pendiente. Hace
once afios que estoy asi; soy de El Salvador. Ahora cuando
solicit renovar mi permiso de trabajo, lo mand6 a Chicago
segfin los nuevos cambios de la Inmigraci6n. ePor qu6 me lo
acaban de devolver? Me dijeron que lo tenia que mandarlo a
Texas como siempre lo he hecho. No entiendo. Miguel
Contreras Tampa
Respuesta: Si su actual tarjeta del permiso de trabajo
contiene el c6digo C 8, los nuevos cambios no aplican a usted.
La semana pasada, yo destaqu6 a los con asilo pendiente
como una excepci6n a las nuevas reglas. Sigue mandando
su renovaci6n a Texas previa nueva noticia.
Pregunta: Hace poco envi6 mi 1-129 y el 1-907 online, y
tengo la confirmaci6n. Esto era para solicitar mi visa de H1B
de trabajador temporal professional. Sin embargo, acabo de
recibir noticia que mis formularios han sido rechazados y me
devolvieron me dinero. jPor que es esto? Javier Gonzilez -
Brandon
Respuesta: Lo mas seguro es que usted hizo todo bien. El
problema suyo no tiene nada que ver con haber hecho un
error en enviar sus solicitudes. Aqui el problema esta con
que la cuota para visas de H1B ya esta agotada. Precisamente,
hace unas dos o tres semanas, la Inmigraci6n anunci6 que
iban a hacer eso: devolver estas solicitudes. No hay nada que
usted puede hacer ahora. Mejor consulate con un abogado
que se especializa en visas de empleo. Usted nos puede Ilamar
si quiere que le recomendemos un abogado de confianza. En
la semana que viene, continuaremos con mas preguntas y
respuestas sobre este asunto de los cambios de direcciones y
proceder con la Inmigraci6n o sea, la CIS. Para mas
informaci6n, iame a Caridades Cat6licas, en Tampa al (813)
631-4397, nriom-nte nnr William Rnoa


Las medidas biom6tricas entire las frontera de E.U., Canadi y Mexico,
afectaran a los visitantes extranjeros que ingresen a Estados Unidos a traves
de 50 puntos terrestres de frontera con esos paises. Los viajeros deberin
someterse a mas nuevos controls de huellas digitales y foto digital, indic6 el
gobierno estadounidense. Esos 50 lugares de entrada son los mas fre-
cuentados, precise durante una conferencia de prensa el secretario adjunto
de Seguridad Interior, Asa Hutchinson, encargado de la seguridad en las
fronteras y en el transport. Las medidas biom6tricas, que se suman al con-
trol de informaciones contenidas en el pasaporte, permiten verificar la
identidad de los viajeros y comparar esas informaciones con las listas de per-
sonas vigiladas. La toma de huellas digitales y de una foto digital sera exten-
dida al conjunto de los sitios de entrada por tierra antes del 31 de diciembre
del 2005, es decir 165 lugares de ingreso. Los visitantes ya se someten a esos
controls desde hace various meses en 115 aeropuertos y 15 puertos.


Brujos Vaticinan lo Peor en el 2005


(viene de la pagina 6)
la zona americana del Cin-
tur6n de Fuego del Pacifico.
Karma tambien prev6 la
caida del president boliviano
Carlos Mesa tras una conato
de golpe de Estado. "Se verd
obligado, lo van a forzar, lo van
a presionar" para que re-
nuncie, asegur6. La vidente
anunci6 efervescencia social
en El Alto, vecina de La Paz y
foco de una rebeli6n popular
hace mis de un afio, como


tambien en Santa Cruz (este).
En Venezuela el astr6logo
Hermes Ramirez, uno de los
mas conocidos, asever6 que
para 2005 "se desbordan las
pasiones" por lo que "a cual-
quiera se le puede meter el
loco y disparar contra alguien,
cualquiera puede poner una
bomba o secuestrar un avi6n".
El president Hugo Chavez
"tiene un enemigo vestido de
uniform demasiado cerca.
Hay una traici6n". agrep6_


Ademis predijo que "en
Estados Unidos vienen nuevos
atentados" y que "por culpa de
una persona se va a presentar
un conflict en tres paises que
forman un tridngulo en Medio
Oriente". Para 2004 Ramirez
habia pronosticado que China
iba a iniciar una guerra
mundial.
Pero tambien hubo quie-
.nes hicieron pron6sticos
mis positives para el afio
que se viene.
El tarotista peruano Gian-
carlo Luna-Peralta pronostic6
que el president Alejandro
Toledo consolidara una series
de proyectos favorables a la
economic. Ademas, su esposa
Eliane Karp -nada popular
entire los peruanos segfin los
sondeos- se ira a vivir fuera
del pais y no intervendrd en
political nunca mis.
En Uruguay el astr6logo
Boris Cristoff afirm6 que el
president electo Tabar&
Vazquez (izquierda), que
asumiri en marzo, tendrd un
primer afio y medio "de tran-
sici6n, aprendiendo el viejo
oficio de gobernar, aunque
con buenos resultados desde
2007 a 2010".
Al que puede no irle tan
bien en el pr6ximo afio es al
astr6logo Walter Mercado, ya
que la prensa denunci6 que
un servicio telef6nico de
hor6scopo que brinda en
Costa Rica cobraba compul-
sivamente 5 d6lares men-
suales a usuarios del tel6fono.
El supuesto servicio era in-
cluido en los recibos telef6-
nicos mensuales de la empre-
sa Radiografica Costarricense
(RACSA), cuyos directives no
pudieron ser consultados al
respect. Usuarios citados por
el diario La Naci6n indicaron
que observaron un anuncio en
television sobre el servicio
ofrecido gratis, llamaron y
automaticamente quedaron
inscritos como suscriptores.


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Avelino Lleras, muri6 el 4
de enero, a la edad de 80 afnos.
Naci6 en Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Le sobreviven sus hijos, Car-
men Roche, Maria, H6ctor,
Luis y Robert Lleras; su her-
mano, Pascual Lleras; su her-
mana, Luisa Rivera; 15 nie-
tos, 12 bisnietos; entire otros
familiares y amigos.


Una nifia britdnica salv6 a
su familiar al reconocer indicios
del 'tsunami' ocurrido en el
Oc6ano Indico.
Gracias a una reciente
lecci6n de geografia, la menor
salv6 a su familiar y a unos 100
turistas en una playa de
Tailandia.
Tilly Smith, de 10 afios, vio
que la marea baj6 rapidamente
y record de que en el colegio
aprendi6 que eso es indicio de
que un maremoto esta por
venir, y se lo dijo a su madre,
indic6 el diario The Sun en su
edici6n dominical.
La nifia explic6 que habia
estudiado el fen6meno de los
tsunamis hacia solo dos se-
manas en su colegio de Oxs-
hott, en el sur de Londres. Sus
padres, Penny y Colin Smith,
alertaron a otros turistas y al
personal del hotel en el que
estaban hospedados en
Phuket.


Sylvia Marino, falleci6 el
2 de enero a la edad de 84 afios.
Fue procedente de Nueva York
y vivi6 en Tampa los filtimos
27 afios. Le sobreviven sus
tres hijos, John, Paul y An-
thony; dos hermanas, Rita y
Josleta; cuatro nietos y un
bisnieto.
Emma Martinez, muri6 el


El personal evacu6 la playa
Maikhao minutes antes de que
las olas se estrellaran en la
costa, indic6 el diario.
De acuerdo con The Sun,
esa playa fue una de las pocas
de Phuket donde no hubo
muertos ni heridos de. gra-
vedad. "Estaba en la playa y el
agua se puso rara", explic6 Tilly
al diario. "Habia burbujas y la
area baj6 completamente de
manera repentina. Me di cuen-
ta de lo que estaba pasando y
tuve el presentimiento de que
iba a haber un tsunami. Se lo
diie a mi mami", relat6.
Penny Smith, de 43 afios,
dijo que sali6 corriendo de la
playa despues que Tilly le
explic6 lo que iba a suceder.
"No quiero ni pensar lo que
hubiera pasado si nos queda-
bamos", declar6 la madre.
"Minutos despues, el agua
avanz6 por encima de la playa
y arras6 todo a su paso".


2 de enero, a la edad de 82
aflos. Naci6 en Utuado, Puer-
to Rico. Le sobreviven sus
hijos, Salvador Martinez y su
esposa, Frances y Nancy Cas-
tillo y esposo, Tom; nietos
Doreen, Tammy, Vicent y Tony
Martinez; siete nietos y dos
bisnietos, entire otros fami-
liares y amigos.
Felicita Martinez "Mami-
ta", muri6 a los 78 aflos, el 2 de


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Le sobreviven su esposo, de 44
afios, Everando; sus hijas, Fe,
Felicia, Maria y Toni; hijos,
Jorge, Jose A, Jose A II y Pe-
dro; su hermana, Carmen; 29
nietos, incluyendo a Stepha-
nie y Guillermo, ademas de
numerosos bisnietos.
Eva Pacheco, muri6 a los
60 aios, el 3 de enero. Fue
native de Yuaco, Puerto Rico.
Le sobreviven sus hijos; Elva,
Evelyn, Daisy, Jos6 y Robert
Alvarez; numerosos hermanos
y hermanas; ademas de 10
nietos, entire otros familiares
y amigos.


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Lleras, Avelino
Sudrez, Zoraida
Martinez, Emma
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Dutton, George R.
Alvarez, Thelma M.
McDonald, Trevor B.
Dosal, Darren Arthur


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Roe, Richard
Villano, James
Valdez, Gracie
Conyers, Leroy
Latorre, Jos6 R.
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Carmenza Borrego, falle-
ci6 el 5 dc enero a los 64 afios.
Le sobreviven su esposo, Al-
fonso; su hija, Angela Perez;
cinco hermanas y dos herma-
nos, entire otros familiares y
amigos.
Jos6 Gonzalez, muri6 a la
edad de 97 afios, el 4 de enero.
Naci6 en Lugo Espafia y le pre-
ceden en su muerte su esposa,
Rosario Gonzalez. Le sobre-
viven sus hijos, Annie Otero,
Arufe y esposo; Fernando y Joe
Gonzalez; hermana, Maria
Corton y sus nietos, Rene y
esposa, Alexandra; Loreanne
Otero y Joe Gonzalez Jr., mu-
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La Pagina Italiana
di GIUSEPPE MANISCALCO


Saluti a tutta la Comunita' Italo-
Americana resident nella Citta' di
Tampa e dintorni.
Innanzi tutto permettetemi di presen-
tarmi, il mio nome e' Giuseppe Manis-
calco, sono nato a Palermo(Sicilia) e da
anni sono resident in Tampa.
Ho vissuto i miei primi 23 anni in
un piccolo paese della Sicilia, ad Ales-
sandria della Rocca in Provincia di
Agrigento:
Nel 1979 ho conseguito il Diploma di
Ragioniere e perito commercial e dopo
avere fatto il military a Roma decisi di
venire a Tampa per passare alcuni mesi
e imparare l'inglese per far nu,ovamente
ritorno in Italia.
I1 destiny ha voluto fare diversamente
e cosi non solo ho imparato l'inglese e lo
spagnolo ma mi sono sposato e ancora


sono a Tampa.
Dal mese di Aprile dello scorso anno
ho deciso di aprire un mio proprio ne-
gozio, cosi e' nato
Portofino Jewelers situato al 1525 S.
Dale Mabry, (approfitto per farmi un
poco di pubblicita').
Qualche giorno addietro ho ricevuto
l'invito da parte dell'Editore di questo
giornale a continuare a scrivere una
pagina dedicate alla comunita' Italo-
Americana di Tampa, per continuare
una tradizione portata avanti negli anni
dal Signor Bosco che per motivi di salute
ha dovuto lasciare.
Approfitto per salutare il Signor Bosco
e spero portare avanti il lavoro da lui
iniziato e condotto con grande profes-
sionalita'
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settimaAa in settimana portare alla conoscenza della
Comunita' Italo-Americana tutto cio' che possa essere
di loro interesse.
Per fare questo mi serviro' di varie fonti che vanno
dalla television alla radio ai giornali e su pub-
blicazioni via internet che riguardano cose e fatti
dell'Italia.
Cerchero' di informare la Comunita'circa eventual
leggi o initiative governamentali di certo interesse.
Certamente questa pagina sara' a disposizione di
tutti coloro che vogliano far conoscere alla comunita'
event, fatti e notizie local che possano essere di uti-
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Per quest'ultima nota voglio darvi il mio numero di
telefono, 813-253-3058, per eventual contatti.
Per questa settimana penso possa bastare e mi au-
guro nelle prossime settimane potervi dare molte altre
notizie su fatti e person.
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hands.
Editor's note: This is one legend that
was proven false.
Last week we watched Michael
Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 and found it
thought provoking and eye opening.
We really encourage hardcore Bush
supporters to see it. The experience prob-
ably won't change your opinion, but you
might be able to better understand why so
many Americans can read the same news-
papers and watch the same television
news as you, yet arrive at a completely
different conclusion about the U.S. war
on terrorism.
July 16
"I didn't realize Washington was
going to be so bitter," President Bush is
quoted as saying in an interview with
Ladies Home Journal.
Retired Police Chief Charles Moose,
who gained national fame during the in-
vestigation of the Washington, D.C. area
sniper shootings because of the intense
media coverage, stopped by our office
Monday to deliver a simple message ra-
cial profiling is wrong and it should never
be used as a tool for law enforcement.
July 23
Early Friday morning, 250 women
and a few men were in downtown Tampa
protesting President Bush for showing
up at a conference on human traffick'-
ing when he is planning on cutting $20
million of aid to victims of this crime
in the U.S..The protesters had a list of
complaints against Bush that went far
beyond that one subject, such as choice,
education, the environment and Bush's
general anti-women agenda.
July 30
Some departments of Florida state
government are now insisting that their
vendors must register with MyFloridaM-
arketplace, a website that lists companies
that do business or want to do business
with the state. Companies that register
on the site agree to pay Accenture, the
company that designed the website, a
1 percent kickback on any money made
from a state contract ...
What a sweet deal. Accenture skims
1 percent off all st.i t.-: c:nt.tracts And you
thought the mafia .a-s dead No. the, just
moved their opera t io, t.:c Ta llih.a: ha -
August 6
Early this summer in Jacksonville
the US Tminriti'.ll': .an d Naturaliza-
tion S-i :i. :~ t c'ndicti-ig a swearing
in ceremony for 200 new U.S. citizens.
The official dthlU- t ing the ceremony urged
the parri,_i[..itit tc stop by the voter
registration booth-outside of the hall.
Little did the offici il know that the booth
labeled with only a "Voter Registration"
sign was-not set. up .by the Supervisor of
Elections office, buti was instead set up
and manned by a Republican group. All
of the.voter: regi-trathion forms had the
party affilia.tin section already marked
as Republican.,All of these new citizens
who stopped by were allowed no choice in
selecting their party.
*On Saturday, July 24, had the honor
of presenting my daughter Erin Manteiga
to society at the Sant'Yago Debutante Ball
and then performing a choreographed
waltz with 11 other, father/daughter
couples at the Convention Center in front
of a crowd of 700 people. Deb balls might
be old fashioned and some might consider
them elitist, but after participating in one
I could only find it.an enjoyable, reward-
ing and memorable experience.
August 13
An interesting quirk in elections
is that half the people who request an
absentee ballot be sent to theii home fail
to mail it back. This year the percentage
might ai:tUally be worse.".
Over the last three weeks, over 15,000
registered voters in Hillsborough County
rtcri' ed absentee ballots for the August
31 primary y election
As of Monday. August 9, only 2,3.35
abZ-rntee .ballots had been filled out and
1 t retui ned to the Superlispr of Elections of-
'fice. That's a dismal 15 percent return.
August 2-
A oiemo circulated among St. Peters-
burg Times reporters has caused some
rumblings. The daily's management told
its reporters that they are not allowed to
attend rock concerts featuring bands such-..
as Bruce Sprmgstein, Dave Matthew's
Band and the DLxie Chicks if the concert
is in support of Moveon.org which is a
political organization running ads against
President Bush. It's the Times' opinion
that attending the concert would be show-
ing support for a candidate or party and a


donation to a political campaign.
September 3
Some thoughts about this week's
primary election:
In many of the Republican primaries,
candidates competed to win the votes of
far right Christian conservatives but in
most cases the candidates who had the
most socially conservative leanings lost
to more moderate Republicans, which
we hope is a trend. Examples of this are
Mel Martinez over Bill McCollum in the
U.S. Senate race; Kevin Ambler over
Bill Bunkley in House district 47; Frank
Shannon's poor showing in House district
56; and Rich Glorioso's defeat of Josh
Burgin in House district 62.
Nasty, negative campaigns proved to
be effective, i.e. Mel Martinez and Kevin
Ambler.
Early voting was a success with
12,315 or 9 percent of the first primary
voters using the new convenience. .
Can American win the war on ter-
rorism?
Depends on-what day it is.
On Monday, during an interview with
Matt Lauer, President Bush's answer to
the above question was, "I don't think
you can win it, but I think you can create
conditions so that those who use terror
as- a tool are less acceptable in parts of
the world."
When asked the same question on
April 13, President Bush said, "Of course
you can."
September to
*Tampa will become the center for
debate on U.S./Cuba policy on October 8
during the daylong National Summit on
Cuba at the University of Tampa. Con-
gressmen, ambassadors, business lead-
ers, experts on Cuba and even a general
'will assemble in Tampa to talk about all
aspects of the U.S.-Cuba policy.
Our spies at the Republican Conven-
tion tell us that State Senate President
Tom Lee and Lt. Governor Toni Jennings
took a break from convention activities
to meet with top executives from the
Depository Trust Corporation and J.P.
Morgan Chase in New York City to discuss
moving more of the corporations'facilities
to Tampa.
September 17
"Anha in the Tropics," the Pulitzer
Prize winning play by Nilo Cruz, opened
in St. Petersburg last week to rave re-
views. The play is set in 1929 in a small
Ybor City cigar factory, where passion
between the characters is Il.],-.,_.1 out
against the backdrop of the lector's read-
ing of Anna Karenina.
Vhii r ii Ip: with Hillsborough County
and Circuit Courts closing this week on
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for
a storm that never came to this area?
The decision to close for three days was
announced last Friday when Hurricane
Ivan was 1,000 miles away. We under-
stand caution, but other governments
reopened on Tuesday when the storm
appeared to take a different track, but
not the courts.
September 24
*Republican candidate for U.S. Senate
Mel Martinez is promoting the fact that
if elected he would be the first Cuban-
American to serve in the Senate. He says
this, talks a little Spanish and expects
Hispanics to vote for him. HISPANICS
BEWARE!
Mel Martinez won't be a voice for
Hispanic issues in the Senate or even for
Cuban-American issues. Martinez has
let it be known that the only constituents
he will work to please live in the White
House, not in Florida.
Political yard signs for Temple Ter-
race city council and mayoral candidates
sprang up overnight all over the fair city
about a week ago. We found it a little
cheeky that incumbents staked their
signs in yards that still have piles of storm
debris from Hurricane Frances. Do they
think it is wise to make th'ir 'a-i:e for re
election in front of waste tihe cty l. hou id
have piMl:ed up a week ago?
October i
*A co:nint ee .alita. d hy Fran Costan-
tino .. ill appear before the school board
on Tues-dav. October 19 at 3 p.m. to rec-
ommend the new middle school on South
Fanlkenbu.re Road be named in honor of
Dormenric G Giunta.
Editor' note: It took some time, but-
her missiorl was a,:cemplished.
During Hurricane Frances, 65 mil-
lion gallons of radioactive, nitrogen-rich,
acidic wastewater spilled into Tampa Bay
from Cargill's gypsum stack in Riverview.
At that time, we said Floridians should
get used to it. As long as we have phos-


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phate mines we will have waste ponds
and gypsum stacks that will threaten
our environment. This week, Hurricane
Jeanne's 12 inches of rain caused four mil-
lion gallons of radioactive, nitrogen-rich
acidic wastewater to spill from Cargill's
phosphate plant in Bartow. As in the
last spill, the company can't clean it up
all they can do is treat the acidity. The
Florida phosphate industry is an accident
waiting to happen.
October 8
For two seasons the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers have used a giant American
flag as part of their opening ceremony
at Raymond James Stadium. Dozens of
people carry out the flag, unfurl it and
pull it taut by holding the edges while the
crowd salutes it and listens to the national
anthem. The ceremony is very patriotic,
or so it seems. What the 65,000 football
fans and the television cameras don't see
is that before and after the ceremony the
flag is deposited in a heap on the floor in
one of the stadium's passageways.
SOctober 15
SAcornerstone of Senator John Kerry's
Iraq plan is to reduce U.S. troop presence
in Iraq by bringing in other countries
that have been alienated by President
Bush's misguided policies and insensitive
rhetoric into the coalition.'The president
has criticized Kerry's'ability to do this on
many occasions.
Recent comments from the German
government indicate that Senator Kerry's
plan could have success. The German
government has been resolved and un-
wavering in its position that it would send
none of its soldiers to Iraq. The chancellor
was reelected in 2002, largely due to his
opposition to the U.S. led Iraq war.
Peter Struck, German defense minis-
ter, said earlier this month, "At present I
rule out the deployment of German troops
in Iraq. In general, however, there is no
one who can predict development in Iraq
in such a way that he could make such a
binding statement [about the future]."
October 22
SMost board members of the Tampa
Port Authority realized at the Tuesday
board meeting that staff's inaction, past
board decisions and poor planning had
put them between a rock and a hard
place.
They voted to allow a hotel, condomini-
um and convention center to be developed
on port land being leased by International
Ship Repair (ISR), believing ISR had a
plan to relocate.
The meeting revealed that the port had
no plans to meet the needs of ISR and that
the ship repairer was now in danger of
not being able to continue doing business
at the Port of Tampa in the future. ISR's
problems 0on t!: of similar issues with
G ,lf Ir.,i,,,-.R i.?rjhi m.n.re than illustrate.I
I Ih- pi.,t r : h, .-lrm 1.-.: l on revenue
.t-:rn.ii:tr n ,'-i .-r"' l In"dl development
and a total lack of planning and concern
on I l::- I'C.nL h.l.' Ih'. ;l-p repair industry
that is vital to the ni t"' future.
October 29
'Wl,_-i.kiJ.:ii b,~ouird citizens of Tampa
need not run for city council because if
elected they would not be able to access
the dais where council sits to conduct
their meetings. We find it a big insult
to our physically challenged community
that the city did not follow the Americans
with Disabilities Act codes in its recent
remodeling of the council's dais. The.dais
is three steps above floor level with no
ramps, an access door that it too narrow,
asare the walkways.
November 5
Power and prestige did not ensure
any favoritism in the voting process
Tuesday. The supervisor's office used one
standard.in accepting absentee ballots
and if a ballot didn't meet the grade no
signature, non-matching signature, over
voting, etc. the vote wasn't counted. Jon
(iGrtiden's alsc-ntec ballot was thrown out.
Melanie Byrd, daughter of Florida House
Speaker Johnnie Byrd, voted absentee
because she is stationed in Iraq with the
U.S. Navy. The signature on her absentee
ballot did not match the signature on file
with the Supervisor of Elections office, so
her vote was thrown out. Jamie Grant,
son of former Republican Florida Sena-
tor John Grant also had a non-matching
signature on his absentee ballot and it
was not counted.
Who is going to benefit from the
reelection of President George W. Bush?
The big. winners on Wall Street the day
after the election were the pharmaceuti-
cal.companies and HMO's.
November 12
Here is our top 10 list of favorite
write-in votes for Hillsborough County
sheriff, judged for creativity and clever-
ness.


Ptge 1J/LA GACETA/Friday, January 7, 2005


10. Frances the Talking Mule
9. Not a Racist
8. No Pigs Is My Vote
7. Whatever
6. My Not Too Bright Dog
5. Giant Turd Sandwich
4. Not Gee
3. Give Inmates Health Care
2. Grits N Gravy
1. Professor Cuddlebottoms
More doctors and pharmacists, em-
powered by Bush's anti-abortion appoin-
tees in the Food and DrugAdministration
and in the courts, are refusing to prescribe
and fill prescriptions for birth control
pills. They are claiming the right to refuse
based on their moral belief that life starts
when an egg is fertilized and the pill can
cause a chemically induced abortion.
November 19
Carol Browner has told friends that
she is thinking of moving back to Florida
and running for governor. Ms. Browner
was appointed by President Clinton in
1993 as the administrator to the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency and still
serves in that capacity. She served as
secretary of Florida's Department of
Environmental Regulation from 1991
1993. Ms. Browner is a Florida native
and a Democrat.
According to a Los Angeles Times edi-
torial based on information from a Johns
Hopkins Institute study, the number one
cause of death for pregnant women in
America is homicide.
,November 26
This is the first time in several years
that we are actually looking forward to
a Florida legislative session. The reason
for our optimism is Senate President Tom
Lee. It is rare to find a seasoned elected
official who still works for the people,
one who is honest, hardworking, level-
headed, pragmatic, compassionate and
outspoken.
Look for Scott Maddox to be reelected
as the chairman of the Florida Democratic
Party during the party's reorganization
meeting on December 12 in Orlando.
Editor's note: He was.
December 3
Over 150 Democrats packed the
back dining room. of the Valencia Gar-
dens Restaurant on Wednesday night to
participate in and observe the election
of officers of the Hillsborough County
Democratic Executive Committee. The
mood was a little tense since every seat
on the executive board was contested and
accusations of ugly campaigning were
leveled at the supporters of incumbent
Chair Janee Murphy and challenger Rob
McKenna.
Janee Murphy was comfortably re-
elected chair of the local party and in an
unselfish demonstration of party loyalty
Mr. McKenna congratulated Ms. Murphy
with a big hug. His mature handling of
the situation will hopefully serve as an
example to his supporters and we salute
him for promoting unity.
Dr. Luz Estella Nagle will become the
first Hispanic professor to be tenured at
Stetson Law School.
Dr. Nagle practiced law in Colombia
and served as a judge there for three
years. In 1986 she was compelled to im-
migrate. to the United States following
an assassination attempt. She has been
teaching at the Pinellas campus of Stet-
son Law School since 1998.
December lo
o Congressman Jim Davis hosted
.a meeting Wednesday to discuss his
political future with 100 of his friends,
supporters and a few hired guns. Our
sources tell us there was little discussion
on what office Davis should run for. The
discussion was completely focused on
why Davis would be a great candidate for
governor of Florida and on how he would
be able. to succeed.
December 17
Universal Pre-K had a lot of cham-
pions when it was on the ballot as a
constitutional amendment. After it was
overwhelmingly passed by the voters
there was great hope the Legislature
would craft a program that would provide
quality early education opportunities
to put Florida's children on the path to
excellence.
All that has now faded away. The spe-
cial session to craft the Universal Pre-K
program will not deliver an early educa-
tion program. Instead, universal pre-k
will be glorified daycare that will fall far
short of the voter's intentions when they
passed the constitutional amendment.

Jose Fernandez has taken USF's
women'a basketball team to new heights
of success. Read about him in this week's
Silhouettes.






















"Help!" echoed from behind
a huge hedge as I moved along
Seminole-Veterans-Complex
walking path.
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a wheelchair-bound ancient.
He quavered, "Anybody with
you?"
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hind," I called.
"I need 'm to push me," he
said. "I've hollered 'Help!' an
hour."
"I'll push you," I said. "I'm
an RN who pushed zillions of
wheelchairs."
As I trundled Bos'n Mate
3rd Class Clyde Mosberger,
WWII Pacific Campaign, into
the hospital, we chatted. Clyde
said all wars were unneces-


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sary, especially this one.
The halls showed empty; the
nursing station abandoned. Fa-
miliar hospital smells marked
home territory to Lee Drury,
RN. In hospitals, I know where
to look. I rousted utility-room
laundry worker to return Clyde
to Station G.
"Goodbye, Clyde," I said,
kissing his terminally wrinkled
face.
"Goodbye," he called as
laundry factotum wheeled
him down the hall and'out of
my life.
I cried a little as I walked
on between structures that
housed detritus of war's killing
fields. Waning years of blasted
lives dwindle in such buildings.


Every other one bears "Psychi-
atric Services" label.
What should we expect
after telling 18-year-old boys
to invade a Viet Nam or Iraq
and, when thrust down on the
ground of combat, say to them,
"Forget what you learned about
being civilized; good boys? Kill.
Kill insurgents. Kill civilians.
Kill women and children whom
they clutch in their arms. Kill
anything that moves. Then
come home to molder in veter-
ans' psychiatric wards for the
rest of your tortured lives. The
country will avert its eyes."
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O On the Other Hand

by Lee Drury De Cesare


Word comes Morning Show
misogynists auctioned breast
jobs and bad-mouthed Brit-
tany Spears' thighs.
Web mug shots of you MS
Y-chromosome Yasser Ara-
fat lookalikes show giveaway
need for Dr. Frankenstein
makeovers for y'all male god-
they're-uglies.
I have granddaughters.
Other grannies will confirm
today's will demand to see not
only your male-performance-
anxiety cowards' thighs but
also to review penile-status
depositions. We grannies warn
you these vixens will demand
a diplomat of American Board
of Chiropractic Consultants af-
firm size and condition of you
forlorn boys' nether regions.
You may require online-spam-
ad-penile implants-ouch! Be
this the case, you must give
away some implant-crucifixion
procedures-Ouch! O-o-o-o-
uch! -- on your show. Poor sex-
ist chaps. It's gonna hurt.
Girls today aren't girls of
yesteryear: they don't lower
their eyes in maidenly shame
when pre- or post-pubescent
males slam their breasts and
thighs. They return guerilla
fire, targeting most vulnerable
area of male insecurity. Listen
to granny. Smarten up, or get
ready for tough sledding in
singles' bars and trysting lo-
cales throughout the land.
Indeed, les granddaughters
demand your Viagra-depen-
dency status. They will want
familial history of overdose-
anaphylactic shock after im-
bibing Cialis, obsessively ad-
vertised on the Janet-nipple
Super Bowl, that required
Tampa-General-emergency-
room visits during one-to-four-
a.m.-prime--romance hours.
I suspect the heartbreakers
wil make mandatory a female
doctor's assessment of your
anatomy and physiology, you
sad babies.
Les grandgirls will sus-
pect boys' calling themselves
"Froggycoos," "Hitman," and
"Crazyblindmike" stuck in the
treehouse of conflicted puberty
both physically and mentally.
And they will demand that 95
percent slim down because
turkey wattles in your photos
tell unlovely truth about your
weight. The news penetrates
even locker rooms that women
and girls don't find male pot
bellies alluring. Bellies' spilling
over belts proves less seduc-
tive to gals than insufficiently
pneumatic breasts and less-
than-cellulite-free thighs to
fellows. You must commit
yourselves to Pilates and Cab-
bage-Soup-Diet regimen.
Let's have a little balance
on your show, Y-kiddies, or
we x-chromosomers will ask.
Colin's FCC boy to shut down
your playpen for stinking up
the airways with superannu-
ated sexist twaddle. Janet's
nipple was innocuous; your
sexist mud-pie juvenilia spook
the horses and frighten the
children.
When you finish posing for
Gothic-cathedral- gargoyle-
Playgirl centerfolds, surrender
to nous femmes these repug-
nant data requested above.
And watch your mouths,


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

INSURANCE CONSULTANT,
SERVICES
The Authority is seeking qualified firms or individuals desiring to be
considered for this project. The RFP documents will be available on
the Authority's website January 3, 2005, at www.tampaairport.co0n;
Airport Business, RFP/RFQ. For questions regarding the RFP
contact Connie Mundzak at 813-801-6040.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AVIATION AUTHORITY
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1/7/05 1T



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LA GACETA/Friday, January 7,2005/Page 13


boys: no smart passing. I am a
granny of 72 years of age with
ten grandchildren and ready to
rat out all you sexist twerps to
your mothers and grandmoth-
ers. Say diddly, and you get a
horde of us on your case. And
you know how terrified you are
of women in packs-especially
with thrashing brooms in their
hands. You aren't men enough
to face the fury of these forces
of nature. In fact, I wager not
one of you has achieved the
psychological age of eleven.
Go to your room, Morn-
ing-Show sillybillies. Clean it.
Throw out all your Batman
comic books and dog-eared
Playboys with centerfolds of
those poor girls with shaved
pudenda because grown wom-
en with pubic hair scare men
who suffer majorette fetishes.
We know you have secret-
ed contraband under your
mattresses. Mothers always
know.
Prepare to have your
mouths washed out with soap
if we hear any more animad-
versions on women's bosoms
and thighs on you food-fight
show. Do so only if prepared to
drop your knickers and show
your own cellulite thighs-or
worse.
lee drury de cesare, Granny
with Swell Thighs
The Honorable Bob Gra-
ham
524 Hart Senate Office
Building
Bay-Area trailing misogyny
continues, sir. Sexist guest
lists dominate local PBS's
WEDU political-discussion
Tampa Bay Week.
Mr. Rob Lorlei reigns on this
show. Male guests dominate
despite political discussions'
requiring no male upper-body
strength but rather both sexes'
judgment and brains.
Local women appealed to
Mr. Lorlei and sent women-
guest lists. We have learned
that these lists have disap-
peared, probably filed in the
trash can. Le Rob continues
to weight shows with males,
deeming a token woman suf-
ficient equality. The last show
featured four men and one
woman: 80-20 percent.
WEDU enjoys tax subsidy
and hence liability to equality
riders on public funds. I asked
the station for funding data: no
response.
I hence ask you to secure
me a copy of WEDU Federal
funding so that I can contact
funding agencies for a compli-
ance review of the station's
treatment of womenespecially
women's equal time .on Tampa
Bay Week. I would also ap-
preciate whom-name and
address-- to write in the FCC
about this problem.
Thank you for this constitu-
ent assistance, sir. I imagine
that your houseful of daugh-
ters will want to know why
women fail to appear in any-
thing but token numbers on a
tax-supported station too. Your
daughters are good girls, who
always stood up for choice.
Respectfully,
Lee Drury De Cesare
I know people pant for my
grammar URL. Be patient,
grammar fiends. I am work-
ing on it.


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Coaching basketball seems
to be more than a job for Jose
Fernandez, women's basket-
ball coach at the University of
South Florida ... it seems to
be his birthright. A talented
basketball player growing up in
Miami, his dream
in life wasn't a ca-
reer in the NBA,
but a job as a
head basketball
coach.
"I love teach-
ing the game of
basketball as
much as I love
playing it," said
Fernandez. "My
job here at USF is
the perfect situa-
tion for me. My
players are hun-
gry to learn. They
want to learn to
play the game the
right way, which
makes my job
easier."
In his fifth sea-
son as USF wom-
en's basketball
coach, his team
is now on the
rise, one of the
top up and com-
ing programs in
the nation. Cur-
rently boasting
a record of 10-4
going into Friday "I love I
night's game ver- I love pla
sus Louisville and situation
coming off its first They wan
post season ap- which mal
pearance in the
school's history
during the 2002-
03 season, Fernandez can also
boast one of the top recruiting
classes in the country, ensur-
ing that his team's fortunes
will only continue to improve.
But life has not always been
this golden for Fernandez. The
program struggled early under
his watch, including a 4-24
record during his first season
as'coach in 2000-01, and his
first few years as head coach
were marred with controversy,
as he took over the program
after the former coach was
fired due to allegations of racial
discrimination and recently he
had to deal with allegations of
religious insensitivity when a
Islamic player claimed he re-
fused to allow her to play bas-
ketball wearing her required
Islamic head covering.
"It certainly hasn't been
easy," said Fernandez. "And
to tell you the truth, it gets a
little tiring always being asked
about those controversies. But
that's part of the job. Being a
head basketball coach is about
more than coaching basket-
ball, it's about recruitment,
fundraising, management and
public relations. I think I have
done a pretty fair job of han-
dling all the tasks. In the end,
though, there are two parts
of this job that really matter
- winning and graduating
my players. Every player that
has stayed with the team.has
graduated and we have built
a strong, winning tradition.
Once you take care of these two
aspects, everything else takes
care of itself."
Fernandez seems to have all
the answers, always saying the
right thing at the right time,
a perfectly bred basketball
leader ... the job he has longed
for since he first bounced the
ball around the courts of Mi-
ami, where he was born and
raised.
"I fell in love with basketball
around sixth or seventh grade
and knew then that I wanted
to be involved with the game in
some capacity," explained Fer-


nandez. "But I knew my limita-
tions as a player. I was never a
star. I was a good role player, a
good teammate. I was the type
of player who worked hard and
did whatever was asked of me
by the team, always making


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teaching the game of basketball a
ying it. My job here at USF is t
for me. My players are hungry
It to learn to play the game the
kes my job easier."


the best of my playing time.
I knew I would.never make
the NBA or be a major college
basketball player, so I learned
all I could about the game and
prepared myself for a career as
a coach."
During his senior year of
high school Fernandez attend-
ed the coaching convention at
the NCAA Men's Basketball
Final Four in Seattle, learn-
ing coaching techniques from
some of the best coaches in the
country.
After high school Fernandez
enrolled at Miami-Dade Kend-
all University where he not only
earned his associates degree,
but was given his first op-
portunity to coach basketball.
As a student assistant coach
for the men's basketball team
he assisted with the scouting,
recruiting and on-floor coach-
ing. He was not yet 21, but in
Florida coaching circles he was
already gaining a reputation as
an up and coming coach. Upon
graduation from Miami-Dade
Kendall University, Fernandez
was promoted to fulltime as-
sistant head coach. He kept
the position for one year before
becoming the assistant boy's
basketball coach at Miami's
Sunset High School for two
years, all while earning his
bachelor's degree in physical
education from Florida Inter-
national University.
Inr1994, Cesar Odio, who
gave Fernandez his first op-
portunity to coach at Miami-
Kendall, was hired as head
coach at Barry University in
Miami Shores and brought
his protegee with him, naming
Fernandez his top assistant,
despite the fact that Fernandez
was barely older than the play-
ers he had to teach.
"It was awkward at times,"
said Fernandez. "It's hard to
command respect when in any
other situation I may have been
friends with the players but
once they realized I knew the
game and that Odio trusted me
they were much more open to


listening to me.
"I owe Odio a lot," contin-
ued Fernandez. "Not only did
he teach me a lot. about on-
court coaching, but he taught
me the importance of being a
great all around coach in terms
of scouting and
game prepara-
tion. You don't
just win games
by making shots

fense, you win
games by know-
ing everything
A your opponent is
:". going to do. Pre-
game preparation
is huge."
In 1996 Fer-
nandez secured
his first head
', coaching job and
*;" *' entered the world
of women's bas-
ketball when he
was hired to lead
SMiami's Lourdes
Academy.
"I didn't play.
college basket-
ball so it was
tough to find
a job coaching
men," explained
Fernandez. "But
women's basket-
ball programs are
a little more open
as much as minded to hiring
:he perfect someone without
y to learn. major basketball
right way, playing experi-
ence, which is
why I' went this
route. I prefer to
coach women's
basketball, though. It's played
below the rim, depending more
on great shooting, 'teamwork
and passing than pure athleti-
cism.
During his three seasons at
Lourde's Academy he led the
women's team to an 83-16 re-
cord and a trip to the state 5A
championship game in 1998
where they finished as runner's
up. A well known basketball
fixture around the state due to
directing the Miami Suns AAU
program, USF felt he would
make a great addition to their
women's basketball program
and hired him as an assistant
coach in the spring of 2000
following his second stint at
Barry University as an assis-
tant coach for one year.
When then women's basket-
ball coach Jerry Ann Winters
was fired from USF due to al-
legations of racial discrimina-
tion, the athletic department
turned to- Fernandez to save
their program.
"The hardest part was to
get the players to look past
the controversy and bad press
the program was receiving and
to just concentrate on what is
important representing their
school to the best of their abili-
ties," said Fernandez. "I told
them not to worry about what
is being written and said about
the program. If they worked
hard in the classroom and got
the most out of their talent on
the floor they would make USF
proud."
His first season at-the helm
was a struggle, as the team fin-
ished a disappointing 4-24, but
the following season they start-
ed 7-0 en route to the women's
team's first winning season
ever at 14-13. The team was
led by Fernandez' first Division
1 recruiting class, the 2001-02
ranked 36th in the country
by the All Star Girls Report,
the highest ranked recruiting
class in USF's women's bas-
ketball history. The following
year his recruiting class was
ranked 40th in the country,


O SILHOUETTES


by Paul Guzzo


followed by a 33rd ranked
recruiting class for the 2003-
04 season. These successful
recruiting classes led to the
team's first ever post season
appearance last year in the
Women's National Invitational
Tournament.
Thus far the USF women's
basketball team has competed
in Conference USA, but next
season will compete in the
Big East Conference, a con-


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Tickets are currently on sale for the Joseph Capitano, Sr.
Special Appreciation Luncheon on Sunday, January 30 from 1
5 p.m. at the building he helped to restore, the Italian Club,
1731 East Seventh Avenue. Tickets cost $20. For tickets or
more information, call the Italian Club at 248-3316.

YCDC Meetings
The Ybor City Development Corporation has announced the
following meeting dates for January 2005 at 2105 N. Nebraska
Avenue:
Ybor Vision Plan Presentation Community Meeting : Janu-
ary 10 at 4 p.m. This is a very important PUBLIC meeting in
which Ybor's new vision will be discussed. The public is welcome
to attend and provide their opinion on the future Ybor City.
Parking & Valet Committee: January 12 at 4 p.m.
Arts & Cultural Affairs Committee: January 18 at 4 p.m.
Law Enforcement Committee: January 19 at 4 p.m.
Marketing Committee: January 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Comprehensive Planning and Infrastructure: January 25
at 3 p.m.
YCDC Board Meeting: January 25 at 4 p.m.
For more information, call 274-7936.

Coffeehouse Film Review
TOO Productions will celebrate one year of Coffeehouse
Film Reviews on Thursday, January .13, from 8 10 p.m. at
Studio 1515, located at 1515 Seventh Avenue in Ybor City.
Coffeehouse Film Reviews showcases independent films made
by local filmmakers. Coffeehouse Film Reviews is held every
second Thursday of the month and is free.
Next event's films include:
Winning Bidder by Ali Imran Zaidi: Will Jameson is not some
kind of freak! He's just a normal guy who's a little unlucky in
love. Join Will on his tiny odyssey a.journey that takes him
from his quiet little Salvador Dali-obsessed world into new,
unfamiliar territory a place where things are definitely not
what they seem.
And more!
TOO Productions feels that.there are very few, if any, regular
outlets in the local area for local independent filmmakers to
showcase their films. Hopefully, this monthly event will provide
that outlet for everyone, from experienced local independent
filmmakers to local college and high school filmmakers experi-
menting with film production for the first time. TOO Productions
promises your film will be shown!
Studio 1515 is owned and operated by Walter and Sarah
Romeo, who opened the coffeehouse in order to provide local
artists a place to gather and share their art. Coffeehouse Film
Reviews is another way to provide a showcase to local artists.
TOO Productions is looking for film submissions for future
events. For more information on the event or for informa-
tion on how to submit a film, email tooprod@hotmail.com or
paulguzzo@hotmail.com. All genres of films are accepted fea-
ture length, shorts, documentaries, comedy, horror, love, art,
drama, foreign language, experimental etc. No pornography!
Fresh Market
The Ybor City Fresh Market is looking for authors to do book
signing and sell their books in Centennial Park on January
22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing day in the park while
promoting your books.
The Ybor City Fresh Market is an open air market that comes
to life every Saturday, year round, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in Centennial Park. The market offers everything from fresh
produce and bread, honey, specialty jellies, prepared foods,
plants, flowers, jewelry, imported goods, to a large variety of
arts and crafts, and so much more! Over 40 talented crafters
offer their unique wares and display their incredible talents.
Art Show
The Ybor City Museum Society is sponsoring its first ever,
open invitational to all artists 18 and older residing in Hillsbor-
ough County. "Contemporary Viewpoints" is intended to explore
Ybor City from a new angle, highlighting today's Ybor City, a
blend of history and contemporary society. All work submitted
must have a connection to Ybor City, and support the mission
of the Ybor City Museum Society to preserve, promote and
celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Ybor City.
Two and three-dimensional work will be accepted, but a
size limitation on 3-D work is set at 60"x24"x24". Work will
be installed in two locations on the grounds of the Ybor City
Museum State Park, including an outdoor setting. A jury of at
least two arts professionals will select work to be displayed.
Artists will be notified if their work was selected by January
31, 2005. Cash awards of $500 and $250 are available. Five
slides of recent work proposed for selection should be mailed
with a slide index to the Ybor City Museum Society, P.O. Box
5421, Tampa, Fl. 33675-5421 by December 10. There is a $25
submission fee.


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ference stacked with quality
opponents, including national
powerhouse and perennial
national championship con-
tender the University of
Connecticut.
"The Big East is definitely
going to provide us with a lot
of tough competition," said
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a common denominator: the
ability to survive! The rush-
ing Herculean waves swept
everything in their paths; hu-
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to see many of them drowned
during the after-wave that ar-
rived only a few minutes later!
This phenomenon "fooled"
and confused and lulled many
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bomb) with more than 60,000
inhabitants.
Tragic events like this some-
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suppress their fatuous reli-
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strangers, albeit only a tempo-
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fest people to gain an insight
on the philosophy of life.
The international commu-
nity has responded well with
aid, but the dilemma here is
that infrastructure has been so
destroyed that prevents aid in
the form of water, food, medi-
cine and bandages from reach-
ing victims who are in dire need
of these life saving supplies!
Suggestions have been made
to equip helicopters and drop
these supplies to inaccessible
regions.
As in all tragedies, there are
reports of heroism and sacri-
fice that come to the surface
months or years later. Some
victims of this catastrophe at-
tribute the fact that some sur-
vived while others did not due
to mere luck who knows?
Delays and cancelled flights,
baggage lost, not being with
their families at Christmas
time (at least temporarily),
etc. become inconsequential
matters.
At least the NASA scientists
in Pasadena, California have
assured us that there is no
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Artie Shaw and Henry Angulo, Clarinetists
by Ferdie Pacheco, M.D.


Artie Shaw, our. favorite
band leader and clarinetist
died at the age of 94, in Califor-
nia. I don't know why but the
first person I picked up to call
was Henry Angulo. I had not
seen him in at least 10 years.
flis health had failed him and
he was virtually confined to his
house. No one saw Henry.
We talked for a long time
about those happy days of
childhood on Lamar Street
when the news of a new record
by Artie Shaw at Newberry was
an occasion for great joy and
celebration. Henry's father,
a wonderful family doctor,
Ishmael Angulo M.D., had
bought Henry an expensive
Selmer clarinet and a gigantic
(it seemed to me) Philco radio
that had a green eye which
changed constantly with the
music. We'd sit in front of that
wonderful instrument, with its
velvety deep music and listen
to Shaw and Benny Goodman
records. Henry liked Benny
over Shaw and I was partial to
Benny's band, but Artie Shaw
over Benny's clarinet. It was
close, but Shaw was brilliant.
He felt the music.
Henry and I were the same
age. For a brief time he lived
in my house at 1806 Lamar.
He and his brother seemed
somehow superior to our poor


motley crew of neighborhood
kids. His older brother got
into medical school in Tulane,
then went to Spain to study
ophthalmology with the emi-
nent Dr. Castro Viejo. Henry
grew up bigger than any of us
depression type shrimps. He
was in excellent health. He
could play everything and play
it well. Cuscaden Park, where
Henry went to play was a long
way away so his dad bought
him a Schwinn bicycle, the
Rolls-Royce of bicycles. It had
everything including "Knee ac-
tion!" Wow.
My family would not allow
me the liberty to own a bicycle,
and roam the red brick streets
of Tampa, and play the team
sports at Cuscaden Park, a
good 20 blocks away.
I hung around with Henry.
I looked like his slave. He was
huge. I was tiny. Henry was
very kind to me. When no one
was looking, Henry would put
me on the handle bars and
we would fly to the Overpass
and the beginning of Lafayette
.Street (the only bridge, there-
fore, steep hill in Tampa) and
sail as fast as that Schwinn
would take us down the bridge.
In those days the sensation of
.speed was rare. Henry with his
powerful legs could get up a
head of steam on the downside


Artie Shaw (1910-2004)

The Passing of a Legend
by Ferdie Pacheco M.D.
The last great instrumentalist of the Big Band Era has gone.
Now, none are left. Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Glenn
Miller, Harry James, Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan
Kenton preceded Shaw to the cemetery. Only Shaw, a prickly,
contrary, highly individualistic, lived into his 90s. I interviewed
him for hours at his home in California. He was 93 and as
full of opinions and outrageous new points as when he was
the biggest. thing in music. In 1938, at the age of 28, Artie
Shaw was earning $60,000 a week from his band. Remember,
this was at the peak of the economic depression. When his
audiences wouldn't stop yelling during his performance (the
beginning of what we became accustomed to with the Beatlesi
and Elvis) he called them idiotss" and ran away to Mexico to
hide for a year.
This is where I kick into the Shaw Saga. Artie Shaw had
contracted to come to the Park Theater in Tampa. My friend
Henry Angulo who was diligently studying the clarinet made
plans to go to every show for three days. We brought our lunch.
Our expectations were sky high.
Unfortunately, Artie Shaw chose this date to vanish. Henry
and I were crushed. Henry got over it, I didn't. For all of my
years (I am now 77) I kept up with the infamous Sha'.v. [ was
like a demented groupie. I had all of his records, of course, but
I also kept his clippings. Shaw was always in the news. Darkly
handsome, he married eight times. Of course, he married the
creme de la creme, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Kathleen Wind-
sor, Evelyn Keyes, Doris Dowling, and Elizabeth Kerns, Jerome
Kern's daughter and so forth. Except for Evelyn Keyes, none
lasted more than two years each.
Once, on the Carson show, Johnny introduced Shaw as the
master of matrimony, to which Shaw retorted:
"No, I'm the master of divorce. Not matrimony."
Shaw put down the clarinet at 34 years of age, and never
picked it up again.
"Not even for fun, for your own enjoyment?" I asked him.
"What makes you think that blowing into a block of wood,
with the coordination required of your lungs, q voice box, lips,
tongue and'reflexes, is fun?"
Think of that. A man who dedicated every hour of the day
since he was 6 years old to being the best at playing a difficult
instrument, then to master it so he is considered the best in
the world at 26, and becomes hugely rich, and famous. Then
at 34, the middle of his active life, drops it totally, and never
picks it up again. That is remarkable.
By a fluke he became the King of the Clarinet as Goodman
(the other great clarinetist) became the King of Swing. Of the
never ending comparison-between the two, Shaw says:
"Benny played the clarinet, I played the music."
That's as concise a comparison as can be drawn.
Shaw was a Renaissance man. He produced movies, won an
Oscar, published five books, and ran a dairy farm ("just to see if
I could: I made a lot of money"). He was an expert rifleman and
continued to compose music. He was a creative fountain.
He tired of fame and the attention it brought him.
"What is it that they want? The Shaw thing," he would say.
"That's not me. That's what they perceive is me. The Shaw
thing,:I can't escape it.
"When I die, Ferdie, I have the words I want on my tombstone.
Just simply: Go way!
Well'Artie, old friend, you got your wish but, I must tell
you, we aren't going away. Your wonderful clarinet and band
will live on.
I am writing a book about our relationship. It's called "Who is
Artie Shaw? And Why Is He Following Me?" It will be published
by Author House for next Holiday season. So, Shaw lives on.

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of the bridge. And we would
fly down that bridge! Then,
unexpectedly, Henry decided
to play the clarinet. His father,
a very generous man, bought
Henry the best, and he hired
a rigid, sour faced Spaniard
to teach Henry an hour every
afternoon.
It is still a wonderment
to me today at 77 years of
age, to remember the pas-
sion that Henry dedicated to
that clarinet. It is not an easy
instrument to play. Outside
the summer sun was shining,
baseball games beckoned, the
swimming pool it Cuscaden
Park beckoned but Henry was
in his room from after lunch
to supper working hard on the
clarinet, until -finally rugged
notes became clear, and strung
together formed a tune. What
happiness! Henry increased
his time, sitting in the hot room
in his B.V.D's without even a
fan to cool him.
My job, as his serf, was to
share his agony. His dad took
subscriptions to magazines
such as Life, Time, Look, Lib-
erty, Colliers and The Saturday
Evening Post. Gold! Manna! I
would sit on his bed reading
every page. I like to think that
that summer stuck in that hot
room reading my treasure trove
of books, helped make me a
writer and I know it made Hen-
ry a musician. What a great
summer in my memory.
Soon high school started. I
went to Jefferson, and Henry to
Hillsborough. At Hillsborough
Henry caught the eye of. the
coach, and big as he got, was
recruited to play tackle. In the
window came football, out the
window went the clarinet.
This was a great shame. Af-
ter such intense sacrifice, just
when he was achieving mas-
tery of his horn, he put it down,
and never went back! Of course
he became a high school star,
and .vith that-comes separa-
tion from your old friends of
the neighborhood. Yes, we still
listened to new Shaw or Good-
man records at his house, but
it wasn't the same. Now: Henry
was a star. Henry still lived
next door, but he was in a dif-
ferent zone. After High School
he was given a scholarship to
Tulane University where he
played for four years. We never
saw Henry because he fell in
love with New Orleans, and
stayed there all four years!
The years flew by. We
missed the Second World War
by a whisker and an atomic
bomb. Henry was playing ball
somewhere still. Then came the
Korean War, and we were draft
bait again. I went into the Air
Force. Henry got recruited to
the Merchant Marine Academy
to play more football. From
time to time we would coin-
cide at home on leave. I was
shocked to see Henry in an
army officer's unifoi-m, a Sec-
ond Lieutenant of artillery. Go-
ing to Korea! What happened
to the peace and safety of the
Merchant Marine Academy?
It would be 20 years before I
found out, and it was a doozy
of a tale. A Henry Angulo story!
Here it is:
On a stormy sea, in a small
boat, a bitter old ship's captain
from Chfna Sea days, who
hated Henry, because he was
a privileged football player, or-
dered Henry to scrape the deck
and paint it. The seas were
high. The danger was great and
anyone who went out on deck
would be washed overboard
and drowned.
The captain had it in for
Henry. He ordered him to start.
Henry refused. He ordered him
again threatening Henry with
the Brig. Henry refused. Then
the captain made a mistake.
He seized Henry by the arm


02


to fling him out to the storm
tossed deck.
Henry blew his cool and re-
verting to his training as a line-
man, flung the captain over his
shoulder. The captain a short,
fat middle-aged missile sailed
over the side and into the
raging sea! By luck, the crew
tossed lines to the captain and
saved him from drowning.
Had he died, as he should
have, Henry would have been
looking at Life in a Brig! What
saved him from a severe sen-
tence? Football. The coach
needed Henry and went to bat
for the crestfallen Henry.
As soon as football season
was over they kicked him out
of the Maritime Academy. He
went directly into O.C.S. in the
army. He graduated, was com-
missioned as a second lieuten-
ant in the artillery, and off to
Korea for a full tour of duty.
Henry survived, although


he contracted tuberculosis,
which is now causing him great
difficulty.
And he returned to Tam-
pa, maIfied Dr. Dominguez'
daughter and settled down
to live a peaceful life in Davis
Island, playing tennis with old
friends, and on occasion golf.
His wildly exciting days of his
youth were over. Henry got
quiet. I wonder if he still has
the big Philco with the Green
eye.
Today the first person I
called when I heard Artie Shaw
had died was Henry. It crushed
me to find that Henry was not
doing well. The old Korean War
lesion, tuberculosis, had eaten
away his lungs. He had had a
heart attack. He had stomach
Complications.
Poor Henry, my idol, my
knight in shining armor, is
finally tranquilized by illness.
But, Henry, what a great life
you've led.


INVITATION TO BID
Sealed' bids for BUCKHORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HVAC
RENOVATION PROJECT will be received by the School Board of
Hillsborough County, Florida in the Office of the Supervisor of
Purchasing, Third Floor, School Administrative Center, 901 East
Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida until 3:00 PM, Tuesday,
February 1, 2005. (The mailing address is P.O. Box 3408,
Tampa, Florida 33601). Bids will not be accepted after 3:00 PM
of the above date. Bids will be opened and read aloud in the
Purchasing Department, located on the third floor of the
School Administrative Center.
Contractors desiring to bid this project are subject to an
Encouragement Affirmative Action Plan as identified within the
bidding documents.
There will be a Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on Tuesday,
January 25, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. atthe school site located at
2420 Buckhorn School Court, Valrico, Florida 33594.
IT IS THE BIDDER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO SEE THAT BIDS
ARE DELIVERED TO THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT AS
REFERENCED ABOVE. BID SECURITY MUST BE SUB-
MITTED WITH BID. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
NOTICE TO ALL BIDDERS: The School Administrative
Center is a "security" building, therefore, visitors will be
required to obtain a Visitors Pass prior to entering the
building. A photo identification will need to be presented
at this time.
Complete information regarding bidding documents and other
information may be obtained from the Architect/Engineer:
Lyle Engineering Group, Inc.
8308 N. Saulray Street
Tampa, FL 33604
813-935-5009
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of thirty days after
date set for opening thereof.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
EARL J. LENNARD, Ph.D.
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 1/7-1/21/04 3T














Henriquez New Coach at Tampa Catholic


Coach and State Representative Bob enriquez greets his new players.
Coach and State Representative Bob Henriquez greets his new players.


Bob Henriquez, Florida
state representative for district'
58, has been named the new
head football coach at Tampa
Catholic High School, a posi-
tion he held from 1990 1999
when the team had a cumula-
tive record of 67-38, including
consecutive 10 win seasons
in 1995 and 1996 and seven
straight playoff appearances
since 1993.
A native of West Tampa,
Henriquez was a High School
All American football player at
Tampa Catholic -High School


and a member of the. National
Honor Society. He graduated
from Princeton University in
1986 with a B.A. in political
science. Henriquez has also
coached at Tampa Jefferson
High School, which advanced
to the Statewide IV-A Football
Final in 2002 and the state
playoffs every year since he
started in 2000.
Henriquez takes over the
coaching job at Tampa
Catholic High School when
the school is seeking funds
in its "Come Home to Rome


Campaign" to build its first and
only stadium that Tampa City
Council approved in 1997. The
school is trying to raise'$3.5
million for construction of
this stadium to be located
on Rome Avenue. To date,
$290,000 has been raised or
pledged.
The immediate goal is to
reach $1.4 million so that con-
struction can begin on the sta-
dium portion of the campaign.
If construction begins by April,
home games can be played in
the Fall of 2005.


West Tampa Events and Programs
West Tampa History
The University of South Florida's Latin American and Ca-
ribbean Studies program, in collaboration with the Florida
Humanities Council and the Florida Institute for Community
Studies, Inc., is sponsoring the West Tampa History Project
and is searching for help from the community to make this
program a success.
Persons of all ages are invited to participate in the collec-
tive memory project that will recollect (and collect) important
stories of Old West Tampa. These stories can be shared in
several ways:
1. Participants may write essays, poetry, stories or family
histories that speak about the unique place, culture, values
or spirit of Old West Tampa.
2. Participants may collect books, newspaper articles, maps
that are about people or places related to Old West Tampa.
3. Participants may videotape a small group of family and
friends to recollect or reminisce and record the conversa-
tions.
4. Participants may interview family members, neighbors,
institutions or businesses in Old West Tampa to record those
histories (written and/or photographed).
5. Participants may temporarily donate family histories,
photos, diaries, books or articles about Old West Tampa for an
exhibit to be displayed in museums and in the community.
6. Participants may scan photos or documents (with de-
scriptive text) to donate to the permanent collection of Old
West Tampa history, for exhibits and websites.
7. Participants may create artistic works about Old West
Tampa in the form of visual or performing arts, to be presented
to the community in 2006.
8. Participants may form reading circles to discuss books
written about Tampa's multi-cultural and immigrant histories
that are related to the history of Old West Tampa. (reading
list available)
9. Groups may invite speakers, students or researchers
to classrooms or organizations to discuss the project and its
findings.
10. Human geography maps, murals, cultural presenta-
tions, lectures and all creative ideas may be considered!
For more information, contact: Maura Barrios, project
director, USF Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 974-
2962 or 335-5956; email: barrios@iac.usf.edu.
The collective memory project will be presented in public
forums in 2005 and 2006, displayed on website http://www.
ficsinc.org and hopefully become a permanent collection of a
future museum in Old West Tampa.


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Burning in Hell Over Young Love


by Paul Guzzo
"My hands are sweaty ... MY
HANDS ARE SWEATY ... My
life is over!" Those words kept
skipping through my head like
a scratched record. I was in
fifth grade, just moments away
from holding a girl's hand for
the first time in my life, and
my hands were sweaty.'At the
time, it seemed like my life
was over. '
The door to the classroom
opened up and I took a deep
breath, desperately trying to
steady my nerves, trying to
stop my body from shaking un-
controllably. Soon she would
enter the room and sit down
next to me. Soon we would be
holding hands. Soon I would
be a man.
She was in the other fifth
grade class so we rarely saw
each other in school outside of
the 30 minute recess we shared
everyday. During recess we
basically said hello and then
went about our way; I would
play soccer with the guys and
she would jump rope, looking
over at me every few minutes
and giggling with her friends as
I tried to act as though I wasn't
looking, like I was too cool to
care. I cared. Her eyes were
like laser beams setting me on
fire; every time she glanced at
me my face would turn flush
red and pour sweat. I was only
in fifth grade but I swore she
would be my wife one day. After
school we spoke on the phone
everyday for 10 whole minutes.
For two fifth graders in the
mid-1980's, three minutes of
face time a day and a 10 min-
ute phone conversation was a
serious relationship. Actually,
today I'm 29 years old in the
year 2005 and that would still
constitute a serious relation-
ship in my eyes.
Our relationship got off to
a tumultuous start. We were
the Ben Aflleck and Jennifer
Lopez of Incarnation School's
fifth grade, hot gossip. Before
we fell in love she was dating
my best friend Mike. They were
a pretty serious item, even
meeting at the library one Sat-
urday afternoon and running
off to the bowling alley across
the street to play video games
after their parents left them
alone. She was the first girl
to wear a training bra and he
was the first boy to get a Peter
Brady cackle in his changing
voice. The two most grown up
kids in our grade ... they were
made for one another. So when
Mike's birthday arrived and his
parents agreed to let him have
a boy/girl un-chaperoned slow
dance party we all thought
he. was the biggest dog in the
yard. "At my party on Saturday
night," he bragged, "I'm going
to kiss her on the cheek." WOAI
The Paris Hilton sex tape scan-
dal had nothing on this! The
nun who was our teacher had
told us 1,000 times that kiss-
ing at such a young age was a
sin! Mike was willing to burn
in hell for this girl. This must
be love, I thought. When his
party began that night, though,
things took a turn for the worse
for Mike ... and a turn for the
better for me.
I sat in the corner of the
room with all the social rejects,
the other scared fifth grade
boys, staring jealously at the
boys and girls who had the
guts to dance. These "cool kid"
dancers stood arm's lengths
apart, their hands on each
other's shoulders, slowly sway-
ing back and forth in what I
guess was a dancing motion ...
they stood only an arm's length
away ... I had never been that
close to a girl. That was porno
close! Boy did I want to be
porno close to a girl!
I put my face in my hands
and rubbed it fiercely, des-
perately trying to muster the
courage to ask a girl to dance,
when, suddenly, I smelled an


odd fragrance. At Lhat age
I only knew of three smells
- bubble gum, baseball glove
leather and B.O. This odor
was new to me ... perfume. I
looked up and there she stood,
Mike's girlfriend, staring at me,
burning up my face with her
glance. What did she want?
"Do you want to dance?" she
asked. Before I could answer
she grabbed me and pulled
me to the dance floor and, as
New Edition sang "Tears On My
Pillow," we danced, not porno
style arm's length apart, but
burning in hell belly to belly
close! Why was this happen-
ing? I thought she was Mike's
girl. I thought they were go-
ing to. kiss? What was going
on? I was so confused, yet so
happy.
By Monday morning my
dance with Mike's girlfriend
was all anyone could talk
about. Mike wouldn't even look
at me. He sat on the other side
of the room, staring straight
ahead, embarrassed, humili-
ated. I wanted to tell him I
didn't know what was going on,
that I was just as confused as
he was, but before I could tell
him anything his girlfriend's
best friend walked into the
classroom holding a note and
approached Mike. Everyone
grew silent. We knew what this
meant. Mike had just entered
the town of Dumpsville, popu-
lation him.
Now that Mike had been
dumped everyone began pes-
tering me about whether or
not I would ask her out. Would
I be her new boyfriend? Me
... with a girlfriend?. I had to
ask a girl out? Today, at the
age of 29, I have white water
rafted in some of the roughest
rapids in the country, bungee
jumped, gone surfing in a hur-
ricane and sky dived, yet I have
NEVER been as nervous as I
was that day when I decided
to go through with it and ask
her to be my girlfriend.
At recess I stood on one
side of the basketball court
surrounded by all the boys in
the fifth grade and she stood
surrounded by the girls on
the other end. The boys kept
daring me to ask her out. I


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couldn't take the pressure any-
more! I pulled a piece of paper
from my pocket and wrote my
note, "Will you go out with me,"
and handed it to my friend to
be delivered. Minutes later he
returned. Everyone jockeyed
for position, trying to read her
response over my shoulder ...
she said yes of course. I was
a stud!
We smiled at one another
from across the court then
went about our business. That
night I called her, keeping a
notepad with topics of conver-
sation near by in case I faltered
... Had she played in the snow
that week (I grew up in New
Jersey) ... Did she like meatloaf
... Did she prefer Transformers
or GoBots ... Ok, I didn't ask
her that last question; any self
respecting child of the 1980's
knows that nobody liked the
GoBots!
For the next two weeks we
had the typical fifth grade re-
lationship I described earlier.
Mike forgave me and we were
best friends again. Everything
was going smooth. UNTIL ... I
found out the two fifth grade
classes would merge the follow-
ing afternoon to watch a movie
together. Whenever this hap-
pened the other class brought
chairs with them and set them
up in the aisles between our
desks. I knew what this meant
... my girlfriend would sit'next
to me ... I would have to hold
her hand.
The night before my big day I
couldn't eat a thing at dinner. I
was too nervous. I had not told
my parents I had a girlfriend;
it was just too embarrassing a
subject for me to bring up at
that age, but they knew. They
had bumped into her mother
at the grocery store and she
told them everything, so when
they saw I wasn't hungry that
evening they knew it was a
girl problem. But, rather than
coming out and saying it, they
wanted to mess with me. They
knew the topic of my girlfriend
made me uneasy around them
so they decided to have some
fun. Every 30 seconds one of
them would say, "Paul, when
someone isn't hungry it usu-
ally means they're in love. Are


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you in love?" They were trying
to break me and I tried hard
to fight it but I wasn't strong
enough. I snapped. "Maybe I'm
not hungry because mom's a
crappy cook!" To this day, I still
have a one inch number from
my mother's favorite ruler tat-
tooed on my butt.
The next day, as I sat in my
classroom and saw the door
open up and the other fifth
grade class pile in, I couldn't
stop shaking. When she en-
tered the room, the shaking got
so bad I think I lost two baby


teeth and my hands were so
sweaty and I was afraid she
would drown in the puddle
next to my desk. She was ap-
proaching me ... the moment
of truth ... two rows away, one
row away ... my row ... one
row away ... two rows away
... what the heck? She walked
right past me! Where was she
going? She sat down next to my
other best friend Matt ... and
held his hand.
Dumpsville, population
Mike and Paul.
Young love.


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Walter Groves skimmed the
scum from a black pond and
slurped a handful of water. It
tasted rancid. He looked over
at Kevin, the young writer
who was laying on his back
exhausted, his eyes closed.
'"Come on Kev, grab some
water while we can. We got
to get moving. We've been
in one spot for 15 minutes."
Kevin looked at his Swiss Army
Watch and wearily got up on
one elbow.
"Hell, it's almost four. Time
for our one hour jungle mon-
soon. I'd rather drink rain
water than that piss your
drinking." There was a great
deal of sense in what Kevin
was saying. It always rained
at four.
Walter was a fat out of shape
New York photographer who
had been covering wars since
Vietnam. He was addicted to
danger, although he was aware
that his age and high blood
pressure no longer qualified
him for dangerous missions.
Still, a messy divorce, insistent
bill collectors and an urge to
get away from New York made
Walter jump at the chance
to cover the rebel warfare in
Nicaragua. When the paper
called to say they needed an
experienced hand to go with'
their young hot shot reporter
Kevin Neal to cover the fighting
in the jungle Walter jumped at
the chance.
From the beginning things
h1-d ..:itie ,.. wrong. The guide the
CIA had provided turned out
to be working for the rebels.
He led them into the middle
of a blazing firefight. They lost
the.guide in the confusion. He
left in a hurry, taking their
jeep loaded with their, gear.
Walter was furious. What good
is a photographer without his
camera equipment? He kept
liis vintage Nikkon-F and a
few rolls of film in his photog-
rapher's jacket, but the main
load of equipment went with
the purloined jeep.
Kevin was in his glory. It
was the first time he had been
in action. Oh, he had risked his
life in Race Riots in Harlem and
went into the middle of a sub-
way train that was supposed to
be carrying a bomb, but never
in a military action.
Kevin was still suffering un-
der the delusion that covering
news events somehow granted


him immunity from bullets.
Walter, who had seen the best
go down with head wounds,
knew better and was continu-
ally dragging Kevin down to
earth.
The ambush had occurred
right before the four o'clock
deluge and, so, by the time the
big rain drops and the wind
started much of the govern-
ment forces had been killed or
captured. Walter took Kevin
by the front of his shirt and
dragged him into the deep
jungle where they laid down
in a few inches of rain to await
the events that would follow
an ambush.
It was about six when the
rain stopped, as abruptly as
it began. In the field of battle
the rebels were rounding up
the prisoners and shooting the
wounded in.the head. There
were about 12 bedraggled
soldiers lined up in front of a
makeshift table behind which
sat a rebel officer. He asked
short questions. It was obvi-
ous he had no interest in
common soldiers. One by one
he dismissed them and one by
one they stepped in front of
another officer who shot them
in the head. The last man was
an officer and his bad luck was
that he drew the interest of the
inquiring officer. There was a
brief question and answer pe-
riod, which did not seem to sat-
isfy the officer. There followed
a brief but intense torture ses-
sion that ended when the gov-
ernment officer had told all he
knew, and then was rewarded
by a shot in the head.
The troops piled the dead in
one heap, poured gas onto the
pile and burned them.
By the light of the flames, in
the growing gloom of the late
afternoon jungle, Kevin saw
the face of.the CIA appointed
guard standing by their jeep.
Walter growled.
"There's the bastard! He's
one of them! Damn, I should
have smelled it. I'm getting old
and complacent."
"Aw, can it, you had no way
of knowing. Hey, he may still
be a CIA agent. Those spooks
do strange things to worm their
way in. He gave us up to get in.
It may be that simple."
"Yeah, well, I'm billing the
CIA for my photo equipment,"
said Walter through clenched
teeth. Although as soon as he
said it he realized how silly it


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sounded.
"Right. And I'm billing 'em
for a dozen felt tip pens and my
mini recorder." Kevin got up
into a crouching position and
pushed the broad leaves of a
banana tree to get a better look
at the enemy. His heart sank
when he saw the CIA agent
pointing in the general direc-
tion where they were stand-
ing. Obviously the rebels did
not want to leave witnesses,
especially not a couple of N.Y.
Press reporters.
"Head 'em up, move 'em
out," said Kevin in a perfect
John Wayne imitation.
"Oh shoot, this is that part
I hate ... the chase," grumbled
Walter, getting up laborious-
ly.
"Getting caught, tortured
and shot is the part I hate,"
said Kevin seriously. They
moved out in a hurry, moving
away from the direction the
CIA agent was pointing out.
Darkness was falling. It would
be their friend.

For six days they trudged
through the thick jungle, al-
ways mindful of the enemy
behind them, steadily tracking
them. Walter, who had a keen
sense of direction, headed
them in a North by Easternly
direction where the likelihood
of coming across a major high-
way or train line was good.
The main thing bothering
them was adjusting to the jun-
gle. It was steaming hot, had
many hostile insects, as well
as life threatening animals,
snakes and alligators. Without
a machete, making progress in
thick underbrush was virtually
impossible. They had grown
weak, weary and dispirited
and were on the verge of giving
into the jungle when a miracle
happened.
Kevin was the first to spot
small pinpoints of light in the
distant gloom of the jungle.
"Walter, look at those
lights."
"Looks like a house," Walter
offered.
"A farm?" Kevin questioned.
Did this mean they were close
to a settlement? A main road?
A railroad? "Let's go'see."
It was far off. The night was
inky black, but dawn was at
least five hours off. Plenty of
time to work their way down
to scout the place. Wearily,
they picked themselves up
and started in the direction of
the light.
Dawn found them on the
edge of a cleared farm area.
A man in ragged clothes was
already working among the
sprouting plants. A teenage
son was slopping two hogs
and from the chimney of the
mud hut, a thin white plume
of smoke indicated breakfast
was being prepared.
After half an hour of check-
ing the place, Walter decided it
was clear and safe. They went
down slowly, single file. They
were not seen; the family had
gone in to breakfast.
"Hello," said Kevin as he
stepped into the kitchen. "Ola,
no se preocupen (Hello, don't
worry) somos amigos. America-
nos. Periodistas (We're friends,
American journalist)."
Walter spoke acceptable
Spanish.
Their appearance shocked
the family and the small little
girl hid in her mother's apron


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and began to cry. The father
saw they were weak and in
need of help. He stood and
offered Walter a chair. Walter
plopped into the chair with a
sigh of relief. The teenage boy
did the same for Kevin.
They were eating some sort
of cornmeal gruel with slices
of jungle grown fruit. The
table boasted a pitcher of rich
fresh milk. Both men were
given wooden spoons and
what looked like bamboo cups.
Wordlessly, they moved back
and watched as the two starv-
ing men ate.
They were led to a small loft
in the barn and given blankets
to cover themselves as the man
covered them with hay. Walter
understood that the man was
hiding them. With a warm
feeling of having found a safe
harbor, Walter and Kevin fell
into a trance like sleep.
Kevin arose with the thun-
der and noise of the four o'clock
shower. A leak in the primitive
roof was falling on his head
and he moved. Walter was
sleeping through it all. "It's a
miracle he's lived through this
mess. With his flabbiness, high
blood pressure, age and all,
it's a miracle his heart has not
collapsed."
It took two hours for the
storm to pass. Kevin tried
to go back to sleep, but his
stomach would not let him. He
was hungry again. Desperately
so. Softly he arose, trying his
best not to awaken Walter,
but when he had reached the
ladder Walter's strong hand
reached out and held him by
the belt.
"Easy." Walter held his fin-
ger to his lips. "We got compa-
ny." A murmur of voices grew
louder. "The bad guys." Kevin
drew back and pulled the blan-
ket and hay over him. "Shoot,"
Kevin said, his eyes caught the
fear in Walter's eyes.
The rebel patrol was a small
force of four men with AK-47's
and a rebel officer in a red be-
ret. He spoke to the farmer with
great familiarity. The farmer's
wife brought a tray with fresh
mango juice for each rebel in
a bamboo cup and some corn
fritters, which the men smil-
ingly accepted. The other of-


ficer looked around the area,
carefully looking for foot prints,
but the four o'clock downpour
had erased all traces from the
clay covered earth.
They were ready to push
on when a jeep came off the
trail and into the back yard.
Through the cracks of the barn
,Kevin saw the CIA agent. Now
he was wearing a red beret and
badges of rank. He outranked
the officer in charge. There was
a lot of saluting going on. The
CIA guy was questioning the
man, then his wife. Then he
went into the house for a look
around and came out with the
teenage son. He looked like
he was scared out of his wits.
Kevin gulped, Walter started
to'pray.
The boy stood up to ques-
tioning. A vague threat to take
him to serve in their army
seemed to scare the mother
and rile up the father. The red
beret wavered. They did not
want to make enemies of the
little people. They, needed the
son to run the farm. So be it.
He saluted, patted the farmer
on the back and left.
Within three days Walter
and Kevin felt strong enough
to get up and explore the area.
The farm was nice, the food
was skimpy but nutritious and
the family proved very friendly.
They were. dirt poor. Their
clothes were virtual rags. They
had no electricity, had a wood
burning stove and kerosene
lamps. They worked hard from
dawn to dusk, but seemed to
Kevin to be supremely happy
as a family.
Coming from a broken home
of divorce, where Kevin and
his brothers were split up ar-
bitrarily between mother and
father, Kevin envied their fam-
ily unity and blissful together-
ness. Walter, going through a
painful divorce at that present
time, yearned to have a family
so happily together.
Late one night, unable to
sleep, Kevin decided to do
some serious planning about
escaping. The rebels had not
come back since their initial
patrol. Walter pointed out
they should be coming back
through on their way to home.
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INFO BEAT

FEMA Extension
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended
the registration period for its Individuals and Households
Program. People affected by hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne have until Monday, February 28, to apply
for additional assistance. FEMA agents also want to remind
registrants to complete and return their Small Business
Administration applications to be considered for any type of
assistance. Homeowners, renters and business owners should
call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to apply for assistance. The TTY
number for persons who are hard of hearing or speech im-
paired is 1-800-462-7585.
Free Trees
Five free Crapemyrtle trees will be given to each person
who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during Janu-
ary 2005. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's
Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped post-
paid at the right time for planting between February 1 and
May 31 with enclosed planting instructions. The six to 12
inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced
free of charge. Members also receive a subscription to the
foundation's colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and
The Tree Book with information about planting and care. To
receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution
to FIVE CRAPEMYRTLES, National Arbor Day Foundation,
100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 by January 31
or go online at arborday.org.
Self Esteem
The Centre for Women, 305 S. Hyde Park Ave., will offer a
"Building Self Esteem" Program on Monday, January 10 from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This class will explore social expectations of
women and how they may lose their sense of self. Participants
will also learn crucial techniques for forgiveness and/or let-
ting go, and discuss the five areas of emotional risk taking.
Reservations are required and there is a $10 suggested dona-
tion. Call 251-8437 from 1 4:30 p.m.
Longevity Program
Jean-Marie Robine, research director at the French Na-
tional Institute of Health and Medical Research and head of
the health and demographer team in the department of biosta-
tistics, University of Montpellier, France, will speak on "What
are the limits of the human longevity?" Tuesday, January 11
at 10:30 a.m. in the University of South Florida College of
Public Health Auditorium B. His lecture is sponsored by the
USF Collaborative on Aging (http://aging.cas.usf.edu/index.
html) Robine studies human longevity with the aim of under-
standing the relationship between health and longevity. He
measures the impact increasing life expectancy may have on
the health status of the population and analyzes measures of
disability and the evolution of a populations' health status.
For more information, call 974-9808.
ABC Program
The West Central Florida Area Agency, Inc. is looking for
volunteers for the Access to Benefits Coalition (ABC). The ABC
Program will train volunteers to help Medicare beneficiaries
with lower incomes reduce the cost of prescription drugs.
You can make a difference in the lives of FLorida seniors. For
more information, call Sharon Walker-Whitehead at 740-
3888, ext. 264.
Clearwater Chorus
The Clearwater Chorus, will be holding "painless" auditions
for experienced singers for their upcoming "Swingin' into
Spring" concert on Tuesday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Morn-
ingside Recreation Complex, 2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater.
Come prepared to stay for rehearsal. Rehearsals are regularly
on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm at Morningside Recreation
Center. The concert will be performed on Sunday, April 3,
2005 at 2 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The chorus is directed
by Arthur Goetze. The Clearwatei Chorus is sponsored by the
City of Clearwater. For more information, call Suzanne Ruley
at 727-562-4814.
Good Neighbor Award
Selected for their simple acts of neighborly kindness ev-
erything from hospital trips to house maintenance Tom and
Irene Collins will receive the 2004 Lonnie Lea Napier Good
Neighbor Award at the Hillsborough County Annual Neighbor-
hoods Conference on Saturday, March 12 at the Hillsborough
Community College Dale Mabry Campus.
The couple live in the Northdale area and were nominated
by their neighbor, Bonnie Miele. Miele is chronically ill and
requires continuous attention, all the while taking care of her
21-month-old daughter. The Collins have helped her tremen-
dously since they have been her neighbors. Past recipients
of this award have been Mark and Cathi Towns, who helped
their neighbor during a pit bull attack; Robert Seamon, who
has never hesitated to help his single-mother neighbor; and
Don Berger, who has made a special effort to fight crime and
unify his Seffner community.
The award carries a $2,000 stipend, which the recipients
can use to improve their neighborhoods.
Every year in December, Hillsborough County recognizes
good neighbors with the Lonnie Lea Napier Good Neighbor
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This was not the only instance of his compassion and help-
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relied upon to help out in a number of ways.
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(Continued from page 19)
base after a fruitless search.
Also, there might be spies or
village snitches. Their stay with
the Mendozas was a threat to
their existence. They had to go,
and soon.
"How do these people get
their produce to market in the
village? I don't see a horse or a
mule or a wagon. How do they
do it, Walter?"
"I take it you have an an-
swer, or are we playing Jeop-
ardy?" Walter hated games.
Kevin stood up as if we were
going to deliver a lecture.
"Today I found me a 50 gal-
lon drum of gas, well concealed
in the jungle." Walter lifted his
eyebrows.
"Gas? Automobile gasoline?"
Walter's ears perked up. "You
mean ..."
"Where's there's gas there is
a car not far from it."
"And you found it?" Walter
could not conceal his joy.
"Indeed I did, if you can call
it-a car. It's a 1951 Chevrolet
two door. The back has been
ripped out to make it into a
truck."
"Bingo!" Walter beamed.
"Exit the Lone Raider and
Tonto."
"Not so fast. First, the keys
are not in it."
"Por supeusto!" said Wal-
ter. "But you are an inner city
crime reporter and you know
how to hot wire a car, no?"
"Yes." Kevin smiled and they
shook hands.
In the middle of a dark
jungle night Kevin and Walter
pushed the old car down a
grassy trail that led to a one
lane dirt road heading North
by East. They pushed the car
until they were sure they were
beyond hearing range, then
Kevin hotwired the car, put
it in gear and drove down the
dark road by the light of the
parking lights. They were sing-
ing old Irish drinking songs
when they saw the lights of the
Capital in the distance.
They were home. They were
safe. They had a story and they
had 36 color photos of the mas-
sacre, some of their saviours,
the Mendozas.

Kevin was young but he
was an excellent writer and
his story hit New York and the
country like a ton of bricks. He
was mentioned for a possible
Pulitzer nomination. Walter
was also covered with glory.
Eventually it saw print world
wide, especially in Nicaragua.
They did the ABC Late Night
Shows and at a crucial point in
their story Ted Koppel asked a
question that hit both men in
the heart.
"What did you do for the
.Mendozas? What did you do
with his car, for example?"
Kevin, glib and enjoying the
night; fielded the question:
"First thing we did after we
filed our story was go shop-
ping. We bought jeans, T-
shirts, guarachas and Air
Jordans and a couple of nice
cotton dresses for her, and a
nice white linen suit for him.
The best thing was he had a
flash restoration thrown on his
1951 Chevy. You know, full en-
gine tune-up, new spark plugs
and points, new fuel pump,
water pump, battery and new
radiator. New brakes, pads and
all. Five new all duty tires and
had a real truck bed put in and
painted the whole thing dark
green to go with the jungle. Of
course, we took them a fresh
50 gallons of gas and a case
of S.T.P."
"And how did they re-
spond?"
"Well, they were very happy
to see us alive because they
figured we'd been caught and
killed."


"And the father was happy
to see his car back and in such
fine shape, but to tell you the
God's honest truth, I felt they
did not appreciate that we had
gone through all this trouble
for them," Walter said and he
knew there was a lot more to
be said.
"It was as if it took some of
the edge, the credit, from their
good deed. They'd helped us,
saved our lives, but they didn't
want anything for it. It was as
if somehow we'd neutralized
their good deed by paying for
it." Kevin was hitting the point
squarely on the head.
"The Ugly American?" asked
Koppel in his dry voice, pin-
pointing exactly what both men
felt. There was an awkward
silence and Koppel dropped
back in, "Are you going back?
Are you going to personally
visit them?"
Now, while neither man had
entertained such a notion,
they both came to the same
conclusion.
"We're going back ..." Kevin
said.
"Right now, in fact," said
Walter, knowing the impos-
sibility of standing up all their
commitments. They booked on
the next plane.
"It will be interesting to hear
what you find," said Koppel
and signed off
Renting a jeep at the air-
port, arriving unannounced,
they felt the thrill of another
adventure, anticipated happi-
ness of their reunion with the
Mendozas. They did not even
stop to eat, but headed down
on the highway, confident they
could find the dirt road leading
to the Mendoza farm.
Their hearts sank when
they saw two jeeps filled with
soldiers at the dirt road. In the
lead jeep'was an officer with
a red beret and sun glasses.
Carefully, he dismounted and
came over to their jeep.
"Good morning, boys. I see
you haven't learned anything
about our country."
It was him! The phony CIA
agent!
Kevin felt the blood rush to
his face. Walter's blood pres-
sure ran away from him. The
bastard! The rotten traitor!
Then, as Kevin calmed down,
it hit him. What had they done
to the Mendozas?
"Where are the Mendozas?
Are they all right? Can we
proceed to their farm? Can we
see them?"
The red beret pulled out
a wallet with authentic CIA
papers. Next to him a burly
US Army Colonel pulled out
his ID.
"Boys, you gotta back off.
You caused us a crap load of
trouble the last time you were
here ... damn near upset a
cover operation it had taken
a year to set up." The Colonel
put a beefy hand on the Red
Beret's shoulder.
"This here is Alvarez, CIA
originally from California. He
worked his way up to the top of
the rebel high command."
"But we saw him ..." Kevin
began in frustration.
"War is dirty business," CIA
Alvarez said, shrugging his
soldiers.
"And the Mendozas?"
"I'm afraid your wonder-
ful article and your generos-
ity pinpointed them to the
rebels. They had hidden you.
Had given you transport. Had
saved you. The proof was im-
mediately evident when you
appeared at their farm filled
with presents and their ancient
car restored. That was their
death.warrant."
"No good deed goes un-
punished," said Walter and
slumped into his jeep seat.


The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of the
Arnold Martinez Art Gallery on 1909 N. 19th Street in Ybor City on Friday,
December 31. Martinez has a truly unique style of art, working with acrylics,
which he blends into lavish vivid colors and soft textures through his own
signature medium of mixing coffee, tea, beer, wine, tobacco and many other
everyday products of life. He processes these products into his medium so
that it will relate to his painting. For instance, he may paint a picture for an
individual using their favorite beer and tobacco. Conmissions are welcomed
at the gallery. The gallery is open Tuesdays and Wednedays from to a.m. to 4
p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information,
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Chair-Elect Marc Hamburg and Arnold and JoAnne Martinez.


2005: The
by Emanuel Leto
2005 came sharply into
focus last Saturday night and
on Sunday morning, the rising
sunshine of a new year gently
licked your face like a dog who
wanted you to take him for a
walk so he could poo in the
neighbor's yard. The lamenta-
tions of the year past 2004,
you old so and so, I remember
when we used to hang out at
the bar and check out the la-
dies are all over now. 2004,
what a year. Janet Jackson
and John Kerry now garner
equal space in a tabloid's
year-end wrap up and all you
can do is wonder how "this
year" became "last year." But
who wants to look back? Not
me! You won't find me sitting
in a catatonic stupor drooling
nostalgia all over my Star Wars
pajamas. Forward!
Do you dare look into Tam-
pa's crystal ball? When you
gaze out at the Bay, with your
shirt collar up over your nose
so you don't have to smell it,
of course, what do you see in
the water's rusty reflection?
Tampa Bay, like a smelly,
smelly oracle from a Greek
Epic, is whispering its pungent
secrets to me and I am here to
share its wisdom...
Oooo... I see... people living
downtown. Just kidding. No
wait... I do see people living
downtown. Very, very rich peo-
ple, but the BMWs are headed
down Franklin Street. And I see
me having to find a new place
to drink because the Hub will
be full of people talking about


Year That Hasn't. Yet.


stock dividends instead of who
made a better album, Modest
Mouse or Wilco (A: Modest
Mouse). But residents are
coming, though. It's not going
to be like in was in the 70's
or the 80's or...the 90's when
everyone said there would be.
thousands of people living on
Franklin Street by The Year
2000, as if the mythic decade
heralded the coming of trips to
Mars. Uh... well... I guess we
did go to Mars. But people are
definitely going to live down-
town IN THIS DECADE. People
have promised. I heard them
say it. No take backs. Not like
those other mean 'ol mayors
from all those other decades.
This time it's for real even if it's
for the rich...
What else does the Bay say
as I gaze into the bright waters
of Tampa Towne's vast poten-
tial...I see water. No, really.
Lots and lots of water flood-
ing South Tampa every day in
the summer at about 3:00 in
the afternoon. Just like. it has
since before Henry Plant had a
school named after him or for
the past 20 years that I can
remember, anyway. So, noth-
ing new to report on that one.
We're a peninsula, after all...
I see initials.., the water is
trying to tell me about some-
one...is that a "J"? "John G"...
"J Gruden", maybe. I can't
tell but, whoever it is, I think
he's moving up north some-
where...
The water says I have to
make a deal. I will agree, says
Tampa Bay, to pay all of my


delinquent parking tickets-and
they are many and expensive- if
Tampa Code Enforcement cites
just one Ybor City property
owner for Noise violations or
for having a really ugly, dirty,
damaged, dilapidated, vacant
building on Seventh Avenue.
There are several to choose
from. I say what a bargain,
Tampa Bay, you fool. Guess I
won't have to pay that parking
ticket from 1994 after all...
What's that, you say? The
streetcar will be extended?
People want to live downtown
and travel very slowly to work
in the morning using the Trol-
ley? Tampa Bay, you're clearly
high on crack...
Oh say it's not true! 2005
will see the construction of an-
other shopping mall called the
The International Cow Pasture
Esplanade. It will have a movie
theater mega-plex with no less
than 46 movie screens and 12
Starbuck's Coffee shops and
will be built in the middle of
a swampy cow pasture off I-
75. Somebody call Joe Greco,
quick...
In a last minute coup, Joe
Redner will be victorious in
his bid to turn the old county
courthouse into a waffle-n-
ribs restaurant/strip club. He
says he is doing it to clean up
downtown. City Council agrees
and grants him all the requisite
permits ...
SHey, don't get cross with me.
I'm just listening to the water.
The water says some crazy
things sometimes. Who's ready
for some waffles?


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Classic Movie Flashback:

A True Masterpiece of Suspense


Charlie, Flocko and Kay hope all their customers
at the Tapper Pub, located in the Britton Plaza
had a happy and safe holiday season.


Movie: The Night of the
Hunter (1955)
Director: Charles Laugh-
ton
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shel-
ley Winters, Lillian Gish, James
Gleason, Evelyn Varden, Peter
Graves, Don Beddoe, Billy
Chapin, Gloria Castilo, Sally
Jane Bruce
Rated: Not Rated (contains
frightening content)
Running time: 93 min.

Reverend Harry Powell,
played masterfully by Robert
Mitchum, is one of the most ter-
rifying film villains of all time.
Part of what makes Powell so
hideous is that he claims to be
a man of God who is just doing
the Lord's work. In The Night
of the Hunter, Powell marries
widows who have money and
then kills them, only to move
on to the next .unsuspecting
victim. The man knows how
to be as charming and delight-


ful as one could be, but Harry
Powell's true side is that of a
cold-blooded murderer.
In this haunting film, Pow-
ell, who is serving a short jail
term, learns that his cellmate,
a convicted murderer, has
hidden a large sum of money.
When Powell is released from
jail, he goes to the home of his
executed cellmate and courts
the man's new widow (Shelley
Winters), who happens to have
two children. Powell uses his
preacher charm to win over the
widow while he really intends
to find the hidden money.
Powell's obsession with pos-
sessing the cash leads him to
chase after the widow's two
terrified children.
The Night of the Hunter was
the only movie ever directed by
famous actor Charles Laugh-
ton. It was based off the novel
by Davis Grubb. While Mit-
chum gives a bulls-eye perfor-
mance as the bad guy, the film


also boasts solid performances
by Winters as the impression-
able widow and by Lillian Gish
as the adoptive mother of or-
phaned children who comes to
look after Winters' endangered
kids.
This movie is very intense
and unsettling, especially for
having been released in the
"mid 1950's. I would say that
Laughton's film comes close to
matching the horror of Hitch-
cock's Psycho. In comparing
the two classic thrillers, one
thing is for sure Harry Powell
is a much more cunning and
ruthless individual than Nor-
man Bates. Hunter contains
brilliant cinematography and
an ingenious musical score
that is quite beautiful for such
a dark film. Every part of this
picture works. It's a film that
gets better with each repeated
viewing.

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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2004-10571-CA DIVISION: H
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
AS NOMINEE FOR WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGEL V. LUGO, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANGEL V..LUGO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
533 Falkirk Avenue
Valrico, FL 33594
513 Sonoma Drive
Valrico, FL 33594
223 Hermitage Hill Way
Valrico, FL 33594
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ISABEL VARGAS VILLA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
533 Falkirk Avenue
Valrico, FL 33594
513 Sonoma Drive
Valrico, FL 33594
223 Hermitage Hill Way
Valrico, FL 33594
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
JAVIER A. RODRIGUEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
533 Falkirk Avenue
Valrico, FL 33594
513 Sonoma Drive
Valrico, FL 33594
223 Hermitage Hill Way
Valrico, FL 33594
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following prop-
erty in HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida:
LOT 24, BLOCK 15, BRANDON-
VALRICO HILLS ESTATES SUBDI-
VISION, UNIT NO. 3, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 50, PAGE 38,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on or before February
7, 2005, on Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the origi-
nal with this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the La
Gaceta.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602, telephone no. 276-8100, ext. 7252,
within 2 working days of your receipt of
this document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771-
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 5th day of January, 2005.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Court
By: Twanda Pearson
As Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F04013953
1/7-1/14/05 2T


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 05 00160 Division: B
BARBIE M. FERRER,
Petitioner,
and
MANUEL RUIZ,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: MANUEL RUIZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, .if any, to it on BARBIE
M. FERRER, whose address is 3635
Trafaldar Way #8-104, Palm Harbor, FL
34685, on or before February 7, 2005,
and file the original with the clerk of this
Court at 800 E. Twiggs St., Room 101,
Tampa, FL 33602, before service on Pe-
titioner or immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam-
ily Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: January 5, 2005.
PAT FRANK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Cynthia Menendez 1/7-1/28/05 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE-
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2004-9881-CA DIVISION C
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LILLIE MAE WILLIAMS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 28, 2004 and entered in
Case NO. 2004-9881-CA of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE, is the
Plaintiff and LILLIE MAE WILLIAMS;
CITY OF TAMPA; TENANT #1 N/K/A
BETTY JEAN HARRIS are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 800 E. Twiggs Street,
George Edgecomb Courthouse, 2nd
Floor, Room 201/202, Tampa, Florida
33602, at 2:00PM, on the 28th day of
January, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 28, IN BLOCK 7, OF ENGLE-
WOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE
59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2624 EAST CHELSEA STREET,
TAMPA, FL 33610.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602, telephone no. 276-8100, ext. 7252,
within 2 working days of your receipt of
this document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on January 5, 2005.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Darrell Morning
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F04012483
1/7-1/14/05 2T
SHERIFF'S SALE
Case Number: 88-15510-C
Under and by virtue of Execution issued
out of and under the Seal of the Circuit
Court in and for Hillsborough County, Flor-
ida, dated March 7, 1991 in a certain
cause where in Florida National Bank,
Plaintiff and Anthony J. Morito and Clara
B. Morito, Defendants prior(s), I have
levied on and will, on January 18, 2005,
the same being a legal sales day, at 11:00
a.m. offer for sale at 700 E. Twiggs St.,
Sheriff's Office, 3rd Floor, Court Process
Section, Tampa, Florida, and sell to the
highest and best bidder, for cash, subject
to all recorded judgment,.prior liens or en-
cumbrances the following described Per-
sonal Property, in Hillsborough County,
Florida, to-wit:
All Rights, Title and Interest of Property
Belonging to:
Anthony J. Morito
Description of Property:
1999 Cadillac Seville STS
Vin Number: 1G6KY5490XU91.3077
Stored At:
Paul Howard's Wrecker Service
8919 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL
932-3125
Sold to satisfy said execution costs.
Michael Kass, Esq.
Attorney for Assignee
CAL HENDERSON, SHERIFF
Hillsborough County, Florida
Yolanda R. Corrales, D.S.
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The Aviation Authority will hold a public meeting to present information
about the ongoing Master Plan Update forTampa International Airport (TPA).

Wednesday January 19, 2005 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Hillsborough Ave.
Higgifis Hall, St. Lawrence Catholic Church 9
5225 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa
The public meeting will be in a presentation format
and will include an overview of the Master Plan Update z MLK Blvd.
process and will highlight information on the preliminary
data collected. A Question and Answer session will take place following
the presentation. Louis E. Miller, Executive Director, Tampa International
Airport, will highlight information on the preliminary data. The public is
encouraged to ask questions and offer input at the meeting. Comment
cards also will be available for those who wish to submit their comments
and questions in writing. For more information, please contact Maryemma
Bachelder at (813) 926-2942.
Any person requiring reasonable accommodations to attend any public meeting
because of a disability or physical impairment must submit a written request to
Louis E. Miller, Executive Director, Tampa International Airport, Post Office
Box 22287, Tampa, FL 33622-2287 or via facsimile at (813) 875-6670.
Such request must be received at least 48 hours before the meeting. If you
have any questions, please call (813) 870-8705.



NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION

BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is approval
of a Petition for Formal Determination of Wetlands and other
Surface Waters on 17.63 acres to serve a residential subdivision
known as Ranch Road Subdivision. The project is located in
Hillsborough County, Section(s) 34, Township 29 South, Range
20 East. The permit applicant is Kingdom Enterprises, whose
address is P.O. Box 1136, Oldsmar, FL 34677. The permit
number is 42028093.000.
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Friday except for legal holidays,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District (District), 7601 Highway 301 N., Tampa, FL 33637.

NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the
District's action regarding this permit, may request an administra-
tive hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administra-
tive Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request
for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each
person requesting the hearing will be affected by the District's
action, or final action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each
person requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed
facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A
request for hearing must be filed with and received by the Agency
Clerk of the District at the District's Brooksville address, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of
publication of this notice (or within 14 days for an Environmental
Resource Permit with Proprietary Authorization for the use of
Sovereign Sub-merged Lands). Failure to file a request for hear-
ing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right
such person may have to request a hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to
formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that
the District's final action may be different from the position taken
by it in this notice of final agency action. Persons whose
substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of
the District on the application have the right to petition to become
a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an
administrative dispute regarding the District's final action in this
matter is not available prior to the filing of a request for hearing.
Southwest Florida
Water IManagemen Dt ic7/05 IT





LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 02-8912 DIV J
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, ACTING
SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQCC TRUST 2001-1 F,
Plaintiff,
vs:
SALLY MANSON, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 22, 2004 and entered in
Case NO. 02-8912 DIV J of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK,
ACTING SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQCC TRUST 2001-1F,
is the Plaintiff and SALLY MANSON; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 800 E. Twiggs
Street, George Edgecomb Courthouse,
2nd Floor, Room 201/202, Tampa, Flor-
ida 33602, at 2:00PM, on the 24th day of
January, 2005, the following described
property as' set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOTS 3 AND 4 BLOCK 44 GRANT
PARK ADDITION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 55-T, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3816 NORTH 58TH STREET,
TAMPA, FL 33619.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs .any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602, telephone no. 276-8100, ext. 7252,
within 2 working days of your receipt of
this document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and'the seal of
this Court on December 28, 2004.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Sandra Glennon
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F04014385 1/7-1/14/05 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
COURT FILE NO.: 95216
UCN NO.: 96-10954 DIVISION: D
IN THE INTEREST OF:
LOLLAR, BRIAN W/M (dob 07/03/88)
MINOR CHILD.
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THE ADVISORY HEARING COrjSTi-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THIS DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE
PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
TO: Steven Earl Lynn father or
Brian A Lollar. doD 07103-88
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida, in and for Hillsborough
County, Florida, Juvenile Division, alleg-
ing that the above-named child is a de-
pendent child and by which the Petitioner
is asking for the termination of parental
'rights and permanent commitment of the
child to the Department of Children and
Familiestor subsequent adoption.
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that you
are required to appear personally on the
10th day ol Marcr, 2005, at 9:00 a.m.,
before the Honorable Martha Cook, at the
Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex,
801 East Twiggs Street, 4th Floor, Tampa,
Florida 33602, to show cause, if any, why
parental rights shall not be terminated
.and said child shall not be permanently
committed to the Florida Department of
Children and Families for subsequent
adoption. You are entitled to be repre-
sented by an attorney at this proceeding.
DATED this 4th day of January, 2005
RICHARD L. AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Linda Lepelletier
Deputy Clerk
1/7-1/28/05 4T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTIOfI
CASE NO.: 2004-10470-CA DIVISION: A
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs. .
CHRISTINA BRIGHAM BURNETT, et al,
Delendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RODGER KING
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
2501 Lenna Avenue
Setfner. FL 33584
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ROXANNE E. BURGESS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
2501 Lenna Avenue
Seffner, FL 33584
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY. THROUGH. UNDER.
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES. HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAMANATS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following prop-
erty in HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida:
LOTS 31 AND 32, BLOCK 9, OF
LYNWOOD PARK, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12 AT PAGE
68 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on or before January
31, 2005, on Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the origi-
nal with this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the La
Gaceta.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602, telephone no. 276-8100, ext. 7252,
within 2 working days of your'receipt of
this document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 23rd day of December, 2004.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Court
By: Twanda Pearson
As Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa,. Florida 33622-5018
F04013824
12/31-1/7/05 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 04 20537 Division: E
ANGELIQUE SOLOMON,
Petitioner, -
and
AARON LEWIS SOLOMON,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: AARON LEWIS SOLOMON
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
CMR 453, Box 3209, APO AE 09074
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that-an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on ANGELIQUE
SOLOMON, whose address is 8120
Snowy Egret St., Tampa, FL 33621, on or
before January 17, 2005, and file the
original with the clerk of ,this Court at
Hillsborough County Courthouse, clerk of
the Circuit Court, 800 E. Twiggs St., 1st
Floor, Tampa, FL 33602, before service"
on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future 'papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,'Florida Fam-
ily Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information.. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: December 10, 2004.
RICHARD AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Brenda Dudley 1217-1//054T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2004-6840-CA DIVISION B
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS
FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TERRY ROBBINS A/K/A TERRY L.
ROBBINS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 5, 2004 and entered in
Case NO. 2004-6840-CA of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County,
Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC., is the Plaintiff and TERRY ROB-
BINS A/K/WA TERRY L. ROBBINS; BILLIE
SUE ROBBINS; SIDNEY HIGHLANDS
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 800
E. Twiggs Street, George Edgecomb
Courthouse 2nd Floor, Room 201/202,
Tampa. Florida 33602, at 2:00PM, on the
111h day ol January, 2005, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOTS 22 THROUGH 26, INCLUSIVE,
BLOCK 7, SIDNEY HIGHLANDS,
ACCORDING TO THE M'AP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 27, PAGE 6, TOGETHER WITH
THAT PART OF THE SOUTH ONE-
HALF OF 2ND AVENUE (NOW VA-
CATED) ABUTTING SAID LOT 22
ON THE NORTH, OF THE .PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY. FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS A.FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE THERETO.
A/KA 1137 CARMICHAEL PLACE,
DOVER, FL 33527.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602, telephone no. 276-8100, ext. 7252.
within 2 working days of your receipt of
this document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 28th, 2004.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Kim P. Dietz
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F04007519 12/31-1/7/05 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 04CP3188 DIVISION: EAST
Florida Bar #308447
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD L. BENNETT,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DONALD L. BENNETT, deceased, File
Number 2004-3188, is.pending in the
Circuit Court for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, Florida
33601. The.name and address of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAII
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first Publication of this
Notice is December 31, 2004.
Personal Representative:
RUSSELL WAYNE BENNETT
4628 N. Bethlehem Road
Plant City, FL 33566
Attorney for Personal Representative:
WILLIAM R. MUMBAUER; ESQUIRE
WILLIAM R. MUMBAUER, P.A.
205 N. Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL 33510
813/685-3133
12/31-1/7/05 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-CP-003145 DIVISION A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET C. STEVENSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
MARGARET C. STEVENSON, deceased,
whose date of death was September 15,
2004, and whose Social Security Number
is 098-34-0857, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hillsborough County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida
33602. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
:opy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is January 7, 2005.
Personal Representative:
MICHAEL ZIGANTE
2833 Manning Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Attorney for Personal Representative:
KRISTOPhER E. FERNANDEZ,
ESQUIRE
Post Office Box 10563
Tampa, Florida 33679-0563
(813) 832-6340
Fla Bar No. 606847 1/7-1/14/052T







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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
As a result of being unable to effectuate certified mail notice to violators of the City
Code, notice is hereby given that a Tampa Municipal Code Enforcement Hearing Master
has scheduled a public hearing on February 2, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. to hear the below
listed cases which are in violation of the City of Tampa Code. Information listed below
describes the' case number, property ownerss, violation address, code section violated,
and legal description of subject property, in that order. The hearing will be held in the
Tampa City Council Chambers, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., 3rd Floor, Tampa, Florida.
Affected property owners will be given the opportunity to discuss the alleged violations.
Should anyone have any questions regarding these cases, please call the Office of the
City Clerk at (813) 274-7286.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Code
Enforcement Hearing Master with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or
hearing, they will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
CASE #04-14425
NAME OF VIOLATOR: PETERS J DIRK
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 407 E HANNA AV, -411
SECTIONS: 19-26 & 19-231 RENTAL CERTIFICATE REQUIRED CALL 274-8751 FOR
INFORMATION AND SEE INSPECTION REPORT FOR REPAIRS TO STRUCTURE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SEMINOLE HEIGHTS NORTH
W 60 2/12 FT OF LOT 1 BLOCK 1
CASE #04-15294
NAME OF VIOLATOR: BING CHARLES AND BETTY
LOCATION OF VIOLATION:3602 E GROVE ST
SECTIONS: 19-233, 19-234
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: BELMONT HEIGHTS NO 2 PB 28 PG 05
LOT 748
CASE #04-16096
NAME OF VIOLATOR: FASTSIDE MULTICULTURAL
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 4200 N 30TH ST
SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-47, 19-49 & 19-50
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ENGLEWOOD
LOTS 1 2 3 4 AND 5 AND LOTS 15 TO 18 INCL BLOCK 13
CASE #04-16096
NAME OF VIOLATOR: EASTSIDE MULTICULTURAL COM SCH C/O REG AGT
RICHARDO L GILMORE
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 4200 N 30TH ST
SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-47, 19-49 & 19-50
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ENGLEWOOD
LOTS 12 3 4 AND 5 AND LOTS 15 TO 18 INCL BLOCK 13
CASE #04-16899
NAME OF VIOLATOR: HOCKEY RONALD
LOCATION: 8730 N MANDARINE PL
SECTIONS: 19-47, 19-49, 27-133
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: DRUID HILLS REVISED
LOT 30 BLOCK 8
CASE #04-16899
NAME OF VIOLATOR: HOCKEY RONALD & JENNIFER
LOCATION: 8730 N MANDARINE
SECTIONS: 19-47,19-49, 27-133
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: DRUID HILLS REVISED
LOT 30 BLOCK 8
CASE #04-20576
NAME OF VIOLATOR: JONES GARRET L
LOCATION: 4229 E EMMA ST
SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-47, 19-49, 19-50 PLEASE MOW ENTIRE PROPERTY AND
REMOVE ALL JUNK, TRASH, AND DEBRIS INCLUDING THE R/WAY. THANK YOU!
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: EASTERN HEIGHTS 1ST ADDITION
LOT 46
CASE #04-21075
NAME OF VIOLATOR: GAINEY BRIDGET
LOCATION: 3211 E JEAN ST
SECTIONS: 19-49, 19-238; INSTALL BUILDING NUMBERS AT THE FRONT
ENTRANCE OF THE STRUCTURE TO BE SEEN FROM THE STREET, MUST BE
AT LEAST 3 INCHES IN HEIGHT AND MUST CONTRAST IN COLOR OF THE
STRUCTURE. REMOVE ACCUMULATION OF DEBRIS FROM YARD.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: WOODLAND TERRACE ADDITION
LOT 6 BLOCK 4
CASE #04-21462
NAME OF VIOLATOR: FARMER WILLIAM ESTATE OF
LOCATION: 6210 N 42ND ST
SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-47 19-49, 19-50; MOW OVERGROWTH AND REMOVE
ACCUMULATIONS FROM ENTIRE LOT AND ABUTTING RIGHT-OF-WAY.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: HIGH POINT SUBDIVISION
S YV OF LOT 28
CASE #04-22334
NAME OF VIOLATOR:-MARRERO PEDRO A MENDOZA DAISY
LOCATION: 10005 N 23RD ST
SECTIONS: 19-56, 19-231 ALL VEHICLES MUST HAVE A CURRENT TAG AND
REGISTRATION AND BE STREET OPERABLE OR BE REMOVED FROM THE
PROPERTY. REPAIR, SCRAPE AND PAINT EXTERIOR FRONT OF THE
STRUCTURE.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALTMAN COLBY SUBDIVISION
LOT 3 BLOCK 2
CASE #04-22958
NAME OF VIOLATOR: STEWART ROBERT P
LOCATION: 8411 N 11'TH ST. 1-4
SECTIONS: 19-47, 19-49 NEED TO REMOVE ALL ACCUMULATION FROM
PROPERTY CAUSING A PUBLIC NUISANCE.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SULPHUR SPRINGS ADDITION
LOT 2 BLOCK 17
CASE #04-23033
NAME OF VIOLATOR:'BIICHLE EDWARD PAUL RIEGG SANDRA BILLCHLE
LOCATION: 8739 N WICK PL
SECTION: 19-231, NEED TO REPAIR, SCRAPE, AND PAINT FASCIA AND
BOXING, PAINT EXTERIOR OF STRUCTURE AND TRIM
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ELIZABETH COURT
LOT 48 AND S /2 OF LOT 49 BLOCK E
CASE #04-23862
NAME OF VIOLATOR: MARION FONTAINE
LOCATION: 5038 TERRACE VILLAGE LN
SECTION: 19-231 (PRESSURE WASH AND PAINT HIGH WALLS THAT EXTEND
ABOVE ROOFLINE.)
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TERRACE VILLAGE
LOT 19 BLOCK I
CASE #04-23909
NAME OF VIOLATOR: GARDNER JOSE I
LOCATION: 4702 E SENECA AV
SECTIONS: 19-49, 19-50, 19-232, 27-135,.19-231 (PRESSURE WASH HOUSE AND
PAINT GARAGE. CLEAN SWIMMING POOL. REPAIR DAMAGED RENCE AND
BOARDS WHERE NEEDED. REMOVE ACCUMULATIONS OF DEBRIS FROM
BACKYARD. MOW ENTIRE PROPERTY.)
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TERRACE PARK UNIT NO 4
LOT 23 LESS E 6 FT AND LOT 24 BLOCK 85
CASE #04-23975
NAME OF VIOLATOR: BURDGE SCOTT
LOCATION: 6004 WINDHAM PL
SECTIONS: 19-47, 19-49, 19-50, MAINTAIN PROPERTY BY MOWING, REMOVE
ANY ACCUMULATIONS INCLUDING DEAD BRANCHES AND FALLEN TREES
BRING IN NECESSARY FILL IN ORDER TO STOP PONDING OF WATER ON
PROPERTY AS IT IS PRESENTLY ALLOWING BREEDING OF MOSQUITOES
WHICH IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TAMPA PALMS 4A UNIT 1 1ST ADDITION
PT OF LOT 1 BLK 6 DESC AS: BEG AT NE COR OF SDLOT RUN S 105.57 FT THN
N 38 DEG 28 MIN 13 SEC W 144.19 FT THN S 85 DEG 20 MIN 13 SEC E 90 FT TO
POB AND LOT 2 LESS FOLL: FR NW COR OF SD LOT RUN S 105.57 FT TO POB
THN S 44 DEG 20 MIN 59 SEC E 92.93 FT THN ALG CURVE TO LEFT HAVING
RAD 52 FT WITH CHD BRG AND DIST S 33 DEG 41 MIN 35 SEC W 10 FT THN W
59.41 FT THN N 74.78 FT TO POB
CASE #04-24300
NAME OF VIOLATOR: STATEN MARTHA J
LOCATION: 1211 E 20TH AV
SECTION: 19-56-(EXTENDED THRU 11/19/2004 WILL PURCHASE NEW TAG)
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SEIVER'S SUBDIVISION
LOT 4 BLOCK 6
CASE #04-25294
NAME OF VIOLATOR: HUGGINS JERRY L AND NORMA E
SECTIONS: 19-26, 19-27 RENTAL INSPECTION REQUIRED
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SENECA SUBDIVISION
LOT1
CASE #04-25295
NAME OF VIOLATOR: CASTILLO ELIU AND ONIX
LOCATION: 1071.5 N DIXON AV
SECTIONS: 19-26, 19-27 RENTAL INSPECTION REQUIRED
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: FOREST MANOR UNIT 2
LOT 35
CASE #04-25434
NAME OF VIOLATOR: FERNANDEZ FREDERICK F
LOCATION: 3420 N 10TH ST
SECTION: 19-49, REMOVE ANY ACCUMULATIONS, TREE BRANCHES, TRASH
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: HOMESTEAD REVISED MAP
W 120 FT OF LOT 2 & E 108 FT OF N 50 FT OF LOT 2
BLOCK 6
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LeCzAL AfUV: I ISEMIVENT
ASSEVERATION AND DECLARATION
I, Harold-lrvin: Standard the sentient
Man "in esse" hereinafter "1, My, Me",
competent to testify, by firsthand knowl-
edge to the facts contained herein, do
Lawfully Declare and Affirm;
That the following documents listed are
fraudulent and void at law "ab initio";
1. APPLICATION NO. 93-60369 with
AUDIT CONTROL NO. 649824 thus
labeled "MARRIAGE RECORD FLOR-
IDA" thus contains the following two
names; Harold Irvin Standard and
Tricia Lynn Davis, but not limited to the
two names; within its four corners and;
2. APPLICATION NO. 82-2480 with
AUDIT CONTROL NO. 168504 thus
labeled "MARRIAGE RECORD FLOR-
IDA" thus contains the following two
names; Harold Irvin Standard and
Scarlett Lynne Rhea, but not limited to
the two names; within its four corners;
are fraudulent and void at law and hereby
rescinded "ab initio".
To any and all man/men or woman/
women or party/parties hereinafter "you,
your", with firsthand knowledge, to whom
this declaration may apply to, you are
hereby served and/or noticed if within
thirty (30) days of recording this doc-
ument as public record and/or the first
publishing as a "general" notice, which-
ever ray apply, I have not received
Lawful evidence to the contrary that the
aforementioned listed documents are not
fraudulent and void at law "ab initio", by
you, by affidavit under the pains and
penalties of perjury, no champions) will
be accepted in your stead, then by your
silence is acquiescence that the afore-
mentioned listed documents are fraud-
ulent and void at law "ab initio"and stands
rescinded, as affirmed by Me.
All submissions) and/or returns in
regards of this matter should be mailed to
the following: Harold-lrvin: Standard, c/o
Standard, 519 Duchess Court Suite 4,
Lakeland, Florida 33803.
My Word is My Bond, My Hand is My
Seal; Signed and Sealed by the voluntary
act of My own Hand on this 27th day of
December Anno Domini two thousand
and four that Me Creator, YHWH has
established; and Bonded by My private
unlimited commercial Liability, valued in
excess of twenty Dollars in silver coin
specie:
Signed: Harold-lrvin: Standard, free
Inhabitant in Sui Juris Status
12/31-1/21/05 4T
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,
COUNTY. OF SANTA CRUZ
CASE NUMBER: CV 149483
LEONARDO ADAME,
Plaintiff,
v.
JUSTIN LIGHT, ESQ. and
DOES 1 TO 10,
Defendant.
SUMMONS
TO: JUSTIN LIGHT, ESQ. and
DOES 1 TO 10
You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after
this summons and legal papers are served
on you to file a written response at this
court and have a copy served on the
plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not
protect you. Your written response must
be i proper legal form if you want the
court to hear your case. There may be a
court form that you can use for your
response. You can find these court
forms and more information at the Cal-
ifornia Courts Online Self-Help Cen-
ter (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your
county law library, or the courthouse
nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing
fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver
form. If you do not file your response on
time, you may lose the case by default,
and your wages, money, and property
may be taken without further warning from
the court.
There are other legal requirements. You
may want to call an attorney right away. If
you do not know an attorney, you may
want to call an attorney referral service. If
you cannot afford an attorney, you may
be eligible for free legal services from
a nonprofit legal services program. You
can locate these nonprofit groups at
the California Legal Services Web
site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the Cal-
ifornia Courts Online Self-Help Center
(www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by
contacting your local court or county bar
association:
Dated July 16, 2004.
Barbara J. Fox, Clerk'
By: Deborah Rojas, Deputy Clerk
LEONARDO ADAME
244 Segre Place, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-1755
12/24-1/14/05 4T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 503479 UCN: 01-7242
DIVISION: C
IN THE INTEREST OF:
WILEY, EKATERINA W/F (dob 02/23/95)
aka YAKOLEVA, KRISTINA
(dob 03/05/93)
aka CHELYADIN, EKATERINA
.(dob 05/03/93)
A MINOR CHILD.
NOTICE OFAN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CON-
STITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR
ON THIS DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED,
YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS
AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED
IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
TO: UNKNOWN FATHER OF:
Ekaterina Wiley
aka Kristina Yakoleva
aka Ekaterina Chelvadin
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida, in and for Hillsborough
County, Florida, Juvenile Division, alleg-
ing that the above-named child is de-
pendent child and by which the Petitioner
is asking for the termination of parental
rights and permanent commitment of the


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
child to the Department of Children and
Families for subsequent adoption.
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that you
are required to appear personally on the
25th day of January, 2005, at 11;00 a.m.,
before the Honorable Martha Cook, at
the Hillsborough County Courthouse
Annex, 801 East Twiggs Street, 4th Floor,
Tampa, Florida 33602, to show cause, if
any, why parental rights shall not be
terminated and said child shall not be
permanently committed to the Florida
Department of Children and Families for
subsequent adoption. You are entitled to
be represented by an attorney at this
proceeding.
DATED this 13th day of December, 2004.
RICHARD L. AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Linda Lepelletier
Deputy Clerk 12/17-1/7/054T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 04DR20768 Division: R
LYNN M. CREACH-HARRIS,
Petitioner
and
JAMES B. HARRIS,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: JAMES B. HARRIS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
11213 Garfield Ct., Seffner, FL 33584
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on LYNN M.
CREACH-HARRIS, whose address is
11213 Garfield Ct., Seffner, FL 33584 on
or before January 24, 2005, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court at
800 E. Twiggs St., Room 101, Tampa, FL
33601, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a Default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam-
ily Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: December 15, 2004.
RICHARD AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Pauline A. Takiguchi
Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/05 4T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 04-9359
HOWARD L. GARRETT,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN G. CAMPBELL, JR., et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: STEPHEN G. CAMPBELL, JR., who
is believed to be a resident of
Hillsborough County, Florida but who
conceals himself so that process
cannot be served upon him
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property in Hillsborough County,
Florida:
Lots 5 and 6 in Block 4 of AMAN'S
C.C., according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1,
Page 75 of the Public Records of
Hillsborough County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on HOWARD L.
GARRETT, ESQUIRE, the Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is Suite 208, 3314
Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609-2934,
(813) 875-7895, on or before the 31st day
of January, 2005, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on the Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a Default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at Tampa, Florida this 23rd day
of December, 2004.
RICHARD L. AKE
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Twanda Pearson
Deputy Clerk
12/31-1/7/05 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 01-001952-CA DIVISION C
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF OPTION ONE
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2001-A,
ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2001-A,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTOINETTE E. RIDDLE, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order.Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 10, 2004 and entered in
Case NO. 01-001952-CA of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK MIN-
NESOTA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR REG-
ISTERED HOLDERS OF OPTION ONE
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2001-A, AS-
SET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2001-A, is the Plaintiff and ANTOINETTE
E. RIDDLE; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at
800 E. Twiggs Street, George Edgecomb
Courthouse, 2nd Floor, Room 201/202,
Tampa. Florida 33602, at 2:00PM, on the


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
14th day of January, 2005, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 6 IN BLOCK "B", BRANDON
RIDGELAND UNIT TWO, AS SHOWN
ON THE MAP OR PLAT RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 51, PAGE 24, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2531 RIDGETOP WAY, VAL-
RICO, FL 33594.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
800 East Twiggs Street, Tamrpa, FL
33602, telephone no. 276-8100, ext. 7252,
within 2 working days of your receipt of
this document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 29, 2004.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Sandra Glennon
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa; Florida 33622-5018
F01002039 12/31-1/7/05 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 04-15685 Division: F
GEOFFREY C. ILONZO,
Petitioner
and
LINDA P. ILONZO,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: LINDA P. ILONZO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
16002 Sharewood Dr., Tampa, FL 33618
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on GEOFFREY
C. ILONZO, whose address is 10207
Cypress Links Drive, Tampa, FL 33647
on or before January 26, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court at
800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602
(Room-101), before service on Petitioner
or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a Default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam-
ily Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: December 20, 2004.
RICHARD AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Cynthia Menendez
Deputy Clerk
12/24-1/14/05 4T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA .
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO: 04 20333 DIVISION: E
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
CHERIE WALLETTE MANGES,
Petitioner/Wife,
and
MICHAEL LEE MANGES,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
NO PROPERTY
TO: MICHAEL LEE MANGES
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed
against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on ROBERT H. NUTTER, 610 W.
Azeele St., Tampa, Florida 33606, U.S.A.,
Petitioner's attorney, on or before Janu-
ary 10, 2005, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on plaintiff's attorney or immedi- .
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said
Court on this 7th day of December, 2004.
RICHARD AKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Brenda Dudley
Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/05 4T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 04-6467 Division A
AMSOUTH BANK; an Alabama banking
corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.
ROSA WINKLER as plenary guardian of
the person and property of the ward
JULIO GALVEZ and as plenary guardian
of the person and property of the ward
AMPARO PRIMENIA GALVEZ a/k/a
PRIMENIA GALVEZ and JOHN/JANE
DOE, fictitious names representing
unknown tenants in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant to the
Consent Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 20, 2004 entered in
Case No. 04-6467 Div. A of the Circuit
Court of the Judicial Circuit in and for
Hillsborough County, Florida, in which
AMSOUTH BANK, an Alabama banking
corporation, is the Plaintiff and ROSA
WINKLER as plenary guardian of the
person and property of the ward JULIO
GALVEZ and as plenary guardian of


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
the person and property of the ward
AMPARO PRIMENIA GALVEZ a/k/a
PRIMENIA GALVEZ, et al, are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder on the 2nd floor, Room 201/202 in
the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse,
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida,
at 2:00 p.m. on the 24th day of January,
2005, the following-described property set
forth in said Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure:
LOT 17, OF REVISED MAP OF EAST
NEBRASKA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4 ON PAGE 105, OF THE
PUBLIC'RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602, telephone no. 276-8100, ext. 7252,
within 2 working days of your receipt of
this document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
Dated this 28th day of December, 2004.
Honorable Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Sandra Glennon
Deputy Clerk
RONALD B. COHN, ESQ.
Cohn & Cohn, P.A.
P.O. Box 3424
Tampa, Florida 33601-3424
(813) 254-1400
Attorneys for Plaintiff
12/31-1/7/05 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 04021167 Division: A
LYNETTE M. HALL,
Petitioner
and
MICHAEL K. HALL,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: MICHAEL K. HALL
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on LYNETTE M.
HALL, whose address is 9519 Redrun
Dr.,Tampa, Florida 33635, on or before
January 26, 2005, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at 800 E.
Twiggs St., Tampa, FL 33602 (Room-
101), before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam-
ily Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings..
Dated: December 22, 2004.
RICHARD AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Cynthia Menendez
Deputy Clerk 12/24-1/14/05 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case Number 04-8752 Division H
KAREEM NEVERSON,
Plaintiff,
v.
JAMES T. ROWE, SR.; et al.,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JAMES T. ROWE, SR,
709 Aurora Street, Cocoa, Florida 32922:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet Title to the following described real
property in Hillsborough County, Florida:
Lot(s) 14, 15 and 16 and E Yz Closed
Alley Abutting Thereon, Block 1,
PRESCOTT AND FITZGERALDS 1ST
ADDITION, according to the Plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page
58, of the Public Records of Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida
has been filed against you and the City of
Tampa; State of Florida; State of Florida
Department of Revenue; Hillsborough
County Property Appraiser; and General
Motors Acceptance Corporation, and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Henry W.
Hick, Esq., attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 3003 West Azeele Street, Suite
200, Tampa, Florida 33609, on or before
January 18, 2005, and to file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint to Quiet Title.
The action was instituted in the Circuit
Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
of the State of Florida and is styled:
KAREEM NEVERSON v. JAMES T.
ROWE, SR., et al.; case number 04-8752.
DATED on December 13, 2004.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Court
By: Twanda Pearson
Deputy Clerk 12/17-1/7/05 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 2004-3167
IN RE: The Estate of
DAVID CHRISTIAN ANDERSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate, of
DAVID CHRISTIAN ANDERSON, de-
ceased, File Number 04-3167, is pending


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
in the Circuit Court for Hillsborough
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 800 E. Twiggs Street,
Tampa, Florida 33602. The names and
address of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the qualifica-
tions of the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 31, 2004.
CARLA B. YATES, Attorney At Law
610 W. Azeele St., Suite A
Tampa, Florida 33606
(813) 254-6516
Florida Bar No.: 709166
LINDA ANDERSON
Personal Relpresentative
co Carla B. Yates, Attorney At Law
610 W. Azeele St., Suite A
Tampa, Florida 33606
12/31-1/7/05 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-CA-003305 DIVISION: C
DOMENICK R. TRAIN,
Plaintiff(s),
vs.
PREMIER INVESTMENTS, LLC,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY
TO: PREMIER INVESTMENTS, LLC, the
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all other
parties claiming by, through, under or
against ,PREMIER INVESTMENTS,
LLC, and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title, or interest in
the property hereirindescribed.
RESIDENCESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage upon the following
property in Hillsborough County, Florida:
West 104.6 feet of Lot 12, Block 8,
SULPHUR HILL, as per plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 27, of
the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on the Plaintiff'(s)
attorney whose name and address is
Thomas S. Martino, Esq.
1207 N. Franklin St., Ste. 101
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 477-2645
Florida Bar No. 0486231
on or before January 31, 2005, and file
the original with this court either before
service on Plaintiff(s) attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said
court on'December 23, 2004.
Richard L. Ake
Clerk of the Court
By: Twanda Pearson
As Deputy Clerk 12/31-1 5 2

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 04-018297 Division: B
EMILCIE E. SANTIAGO,
Petitioner,
and
PAUL A. SANTIAGO,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: PAUL A. SANTIAGO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on EMILCIE E.
SANTIAGO, whose address is 3001 Bell
Shoals Avenue, Brandon, Florida 33511,
on or before January 12, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court at
800 E. Twiggs Street, # 101, Tampa, Flor-
ida 33602, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam-
ily Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: December 6, 2004.
RICHARD AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Cynthia Menendez 12/17-1/7/05 4T


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