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J AS A p SI I sNEI


Mike Prendergast has been named
Governor-elect Rick Scott's chief of staff.
Mr. Prendergast ran against Congress-
woman Kathy Castor in November. He
is a retired Army Colonel.

Congratulations to Herb Berkowitz
on being appointed County Court Judge
by Governor Charlie Crist. This appoint-
ment was the final metamorphosis in
Crist's development as an independent.
Judge Berkowitz is not only a Democrat,
he's also fairly liberal. We are happy for
Judge Berkowitz it's been a long time
coming. His name has been sent to four
different governors. He is highly qualified,
but the Republicans wouldn't appoint him
because of his party registration, and
Governor Chiles was always appointing


Blacks, Hispanics or women.
Rose Ferlita has turned in 3,991 peti-
tions in hopes of qualifying for the mayor's
election. To qualify, she needs 3,905 to
be valid. This will save her the $9,000
qualifying fee.
The police and firefighters unions have
- endorsed in the city council races.
Firefighters have picked:
Mike Suarez District 1
Scott Strepina District 2
Seth Nelson District.3
Dennis Meyers District 4
Frank Reddick District 5
Joseph Caetano District 7
The police endorsement followed the
firefighters except in District 1, where


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they choose Curtis Stokes.
The police are backing Dick Greco for
mayor. The city firefighters are behind
Bob Buckhorn, and the county firefighters
are for Rose Ferlita.
We wish our readers a joyous
Christmas and a safe holiday season.
Take stock of your family and health.
These are true blessings.


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This week begins our review of
2010's "As We Heard It'".
January 8
A special election for State House
District 58 will be held on January 26.
The district... is considered an Hispanic
stronghold and has been held by a Latin
for four decades. It's the only district de
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Jefferson HS. Campeones de la Florida
En el afio 2007, Jefferson fue 5-7 y sufri6 la p6rdida delju-
gador Junior Cedric "CJ" Mills, quien fue baleado fatalmente
en abril. Jefferson alcanz6 las finales del estado en el 2002 y
2004, pero se quedaron cortos.
Este afio, Jefferson estableci6 un record en el Estado para
la mayoria de puntos en una temporada regular con 530 y en
toda una temporada con 746. La victoria marco el tercer aflo
consecutive de un equipo de futbol del condado que ha gana-
do un campeonato estatal y el sexto en los ultimos siete afios.
El Campeonato 2010 se celebr6 en el complejo deportivo
Citrus Bowl de Orlando Fl. y en el encuentro de la escuela
Plant High Schooll del Condado de Hillsborough, los Raiders
de la escuela Santo Tomis 'de Aquino de Fort Laudcrdale Fl.
(Pasa a la pAgina 4)


Dentro de todo lo malo han
ocurrido cosas buenas en la
political norteamericana para
el mundo de los latinos.
A pesar de que los reveses
han sido evidentes, como en el
caso de la negaci6n del Dream
Act que legalizaria a los hijos
de inmigrantes que cursan es-
tudios universitarios, una pe-
quefia luz alumbra en el hori-
zonte porque, en el estado de
la Florida y gracias al aumen-
to de la poblaci6on reflejada on
el Censo 2010, el nuimero de


representantes en el Congre-
so se vera aumentado en dos
escanos.
Dc esta manera tambien
se ven incrementadas las po-
sibilidades de la opinion de
los electores en las venideras
elecciones presidenciales de
2012, en las cuales el voto la-
tino tendrd un peso especifico
que puede cambiar el panora-
ma de las elecciones.
La poblaci6n latina del es-
tado creci6 en un 1.7.6 % en la
decada pasada, aumentando


de cantidad de almas de 16 a
18.8 millones de habitantes,
'lo cual siguifica que habrd
una division de 27 Distritos
electorales en lugar de los 25
(Pasa a la pagina 2)


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Actualidad de


America Latina


Guatemala
El Gobierno de Guatemala decret6 el estado de sitio en el
nortefio departamento de Alta Verapaz para combatir a las
celulas del cartel mexicano Los Zetas. La media, ordenada
por el president Alvaro Colom efi un Consejo de Minis-
tros, fue respaldada con el envio de mds de medio miller de
soldados y agents de la Policia Nacional Civil (PNC) a ese
departamento, que partieron con la misi6n de "devolver la
paz" a los pobladores.El secretario de Comunicacion de la
Presidencia, Ronaldo Robles, dijo que el estado de sitio (que
inici6 hoy), estara vigente durante los pr6ximos 30 dias o
"por el tiempo que sea necesario para recuperar la gober-
nabilidad en ese departamento"."La poblaci6n debe estar
tranquila, lo que hacemos no es para perseguir a la gente
que trabaja y es honrada", sino a los grupos delictivos que
operan en esa zona, dijo el ministry del Interior, Carlos Me-
nocal.El funcionario asegur6 que la media fue adoptada
por el Poder Ejecutivo tras conocer los informs de una
investigaci6n realizada por las agencies de intoligencia del
Estado que advirtieron sobre la presencia y operaciones
que realizan en Alta Verapaz los miembros de Los Zetas.
Mexico
Al menos 27 personas murieron en el centro de Mexico,
al desatarse un incendio de grandes proporciones tras la
explosion en un oleoducto de la petrolera estatal Pemex,
ocasionada aparentemente por una toma de combustible
clandestine. La explosion del oleoducto se registry cerca de
las 5:50 am horaa local) en la ciudad de San Martin Texme-
lucan, en el central estado de Puebla, segun Pemex, indic6
Reuters. La empresa estatal dijo que la cifra de muertos
se elev6 a 27, mientras que el nuimero de heridos subi6 a
51, desde los 32 reportados previamente. "Diversas calls
se empezaron a inundar de combustible, vino un chispazo
y eran rios de fuego lo que veiamos en las callss, dijo el
secretario de Gobernaci6n del estado de Puebla, Valentin
Meneses. Hasta el moment se registran mds de 100 ca-
sas afectadas, 32 de las cuales quedaron completamente
destruidas, dijo el funcionario. "Expreso mis condolencias
a las families de los fallecidos por explosion en Puebla, asi
como mi solidaridad y apoyo a las personas afectadas", dijo
el president Felipe Calder6n a traves de su cuenta en la
red Twitter. Pemex dijo que el fuego fue controlado unas
cinco horas despues de la explosion. "Se estan determi-
nando las causes, possible de la toma clandestine", sefial6
la petrolera estatal.
Colombia
La guerrilla de las FARC pag6 para identificar a los pi-
lotos de aviones de combat de una base military del sur de
Colombia para asesinarlos y sabotear algunas aeronaves,
resefi6 la prensa local. La revelaci6n esta contenida en los
computadores de Mono Jojoy, abatido por las autoridades
en septiembre pasado en un campamento ubicado al sur
del pais, inform DPA. Segin el report, las Fuerzas Ar-
madas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) buscaban in-
filtrarse en la base de Apiay, ubicada cerca de la ciudad
de Villavicencio y en donde funciona el Comando Aereo de
Cornbate No. 2 (Cacom 2) a cargo de la Fuerza A6rea Co-
lombiana (FAC). Desde esa base area se han propinado
los mis duros golpes contra,los guerrilleros. "En uno de los
archives, Jojoy describi6 c6mo se habia logrado contactar
a alguien dentro de Apiay para que se robara las hojas de
vida de los pilots de guerra apostados en la base con el
prop6sito de ubicarlos y asesinarlos", precis6 el diario bo-
gotano El Tiempo. Asimismo, las FARC buscaban la iden-
tificaci6n de militares y contratistas estadounidenses que
operan en la base "y el sabotaje de aviones y helic6pteros
de combat que permanecen alli: entire 20 y 100 cuando
hay operaciones especiales".
Chile
Los 33 mineros chilenos rescatados en octubre tras per-
manecer 70 dias atrapados han contratado al studio de
abogados mas grande del pais y han creado una sociedad
para proteger su imagen y vender su historic, que fue se-
guida en todo el mundo. Segun inform el diario chileno La
Tercera, los trabajadores firmaron el pasado 4 de diciembre
un acuerdo para proteger y explotar sus derechos intelec-
tuales y de imagen con el studio de abogados Carey y Cia
y con Remberto Valdes Abogados y Consultores, indic6 Efe.
El document fue suscrito ese dia por 23 de los llamados
"33 de Atacama", en los dias posteriores lo firmaron otros
nueve mineros y s61o resta la riubrica de uno de ellos, que
estd de viaje en Europa pero ya ha expresado su aceptaci6n
por correo, por lo que en los pr6ximos dias estara todo listo.


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De.los tres equipos escolares del condado de Hillsborouhg que participaron en
los campeonatos estatales de la Florida, s6lo los Dragones de Jefferson High School
completaron uno de los afios mis memorables en la historic del estado, culminando
una temporada invicta (15-0) con victoria 44-34 sobre Miami Norland en el campeonato
estatal de fiutbol 3A. La victoria marca el titulo por primera vez, en cualquier deported,
en la historic de la escuela. "No hay palabras para describirlo", dijo el Director
Tecnico de Jefferson Mike Fenton. "Hemos trabajado muy duro durante un afio y
estos nifios se merecen todo lo que tengo. No podria estar con un grupo mejor y estoy
muy feliz por ellos."

Recuperar los afios perdidos

Por Rafael Prieto Zarta actitud de los cinco dem6.cra- foll entrevist6 a algunas de
Durante mas de una de- tas que sufragaron en con- las j6venes, que con las caras
cada, el senador por Illinois, tra. Si simplemente hubieran desencajadas, respondieron
Richard Durbin, ha batallado dado el si, el Dream Act ha- con firmeza que la lucha por
con denuedo para lograr la bria sido una realidad, el pre- lograr sus suefios continuara.
legalizaci6n de los estudiantes sidente Barack Obama habria La ilusi6n para ellas habia
indocumentados sin que sus cumplido una porci6n de su sido inmensa pocos dias atras
colegas del Capitolio le hayan promesa, y no hubiera que- cuando la Camara de Repre-
cumplido el anhelo de darle dado la impresi6n de que es sentantes aprob6 la media
status migratorio a los j6ve- un mandatario debil que no en instancia preliminary el pa-
nes sofiadores. logra alinear a sus copartida- sado 8 de diciembre con 216
Este pasado sabado 18 de rios a la agenda que se traz6 votos a favor y 198 en contra.
diciembre, otra vez las ilusio- como candidate. Pero ahora, con la horren-
nes de mas de dos millones El voto negative que me cda realidad enrostrada, lo
de muchachos y muchachas caus6 mds escozor fue el de la unico que queda para esas
fueron despedazadas en el senadora dem6crata por Ca- chicas y esos muchachos que
Senado en Washington al no rolina del Norte, Kay Hagan, lograron la realizaci6n de mi-
lograrse los 60 votos para que porque sufrague por ella en llares de llamadas al Senado
el Dream Act pudiera seguir el noviembre de 2008 y ayude a es organizer el movimiento de
camino de convertirse en Icy. su elecci6n. derechos civiles de los hispa-
La votaci6n de 43 en contra Para repudiar tambi&n es- nos, mediante la red que ya
y 55 a favor develop nuevamen- tuvo la flaqueza de los cuatro han tejido de activists a lo
te el poco peso que tiene la senadores que no votaron y largo y ancho del pais. -
comunidad hispana en el am- contribuyeron al hundimiento Ese movimiento tiene que
bito national para influir en del proyecto. marcarse el dificil objetivo
las decisions que toman los En el moment en que se de parar las deportaciones y
politicos en la capital del pais. veia por television el anuncio eventualmente alcanzar una
Pese al crecimiento de ciu- desde Washington del rechazo reform migratoria integral,
dadanos latinos con capa- al Dream Act, en Charlotte, la que no solo resuelva el pro-
cidad de votar en todos los ciudad donde vivo, se desgaj6 blema de los j6venes, sino la
puntos de la geografia estado- una lluvia de gruesos copos ilegalidad de sus padres, de
unidense, es claro que no nos de nieve y mi colega Patricia los profesionales, de los em-
tienen ni miedo, ni respeto. Ortiz, del peri6dico Mi Gente, presarios, de los obreros y de
La transmisi6n por tele- escribi6 inmediatamente en los campesinos, que carecen
vision de la votaci6n estuvo Facebook: "el cielo esta 11o- de un status migratorio.
acompahiada por un ambiente rando". En estos tiempos revueltos
de suspense con final fatal. Las lagrimas tambien sa- hay que recuperar los afios
De la sesi6n qued6 para la lian de los ojos de las estu- perdidos, repudiar y castigar
historic elogiar el coraje de los diantes que esperaron la vota- democrdticamente a los legis-
tres republicans, que cruza- ci6n en Phoenix y Los Angeles ladores traidores e intoleran-
ron la linea partidista y vo- y cuyos rostros de desencan- tes y premier quienes fueron
taron a favor de continuar la to transmiti6 la cadena Tele- solidarios.
moci6n de procedimiento. mundo. Rafael Prieto Zartha es un
Para condenar estuvo la El periodista Carlos Boti- periodista independiente.


Al Pie de la Letra

Por Abel Ibarra


(Viene de la pagina 1)
actuales.
La Florida esti levemente
por debajo de Nueva York, es-
tado que tiene cerca de 19.4
millones de residents y se
mantiene en cuarto lugar lue-
go de California, el primero y
de Texas, el segundo.
En resumidas cuentas, la
nueva cifra establece que la
Florida tendri 29 votos en
el Colegio Electoral, uno por
cada miembro junto a los Se-
nadores, en lugar de los 27
anteriores.
Pero el caso mis evidence
del movimiento de la cuesti6n
electoral es que, asi como la
Florida gan6 2 miembros en el
Congress, Nueva York perdi6
la misma cantidad para que-


dar empatados en el numhero
de representantes a ser elegi-
dos.
Este fen6meno hard que
las cxpectativas electorales
crezcan en efervecencia en un
estado que en los recientes co-
micios jug6 un papel prepon-
derante, tanto en la primera
elecci6n de George W. Bush
como en la reelecci6n para un
segundo period.
En otros casos de movili-
dad: de la poblaci6n muestran
c6mo Ohio perdi6 dos escafios
dada la composici6n poblacio-
nal del estado, pero el caso es
que en muchos de los estados
donde Obama gano las elec-
ciones, han perdido escafios y
votos en los colegios electora-
les, lo cual le afiade cierta dis-


putabilidad a las elecciones
por venir.
Texas es el estado en el
cual hay la mayor cantidad
asientos en el Congreso, con
36 y junto a Carolina del Sur,
Arizona, Utah y Georgia, apor-
taron la mayor cantidad de
votos al candidate republica-
no John McCain.
Sin embargo, no se pueden
contar los huevos antes de
nacer, aun quedan dos afios
del mandato del president
Obama y la agenda que trajo
para su gobierno sigue intacta
a pesar de las derrotas obte-
nidas en las camaras legisla-
tivas y habrd que esperar la
conformaci6n del nuevo Con-
greso para saber a que atener-
nos.


Pagina 2/LA GACETA/Viernes, 24 de diciembre de 2010


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Nace Charles Baudelaire


Por Leonardo Venta
"La fatalidad posee una
cierta elasticidad que
se suele Ilamar libertad
humana".
Charles Baudelaire
El 10 de setiembre de 1867,
un pequefiisimo cortejo acom-





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b6 a Baudelaire en vida. Sola-
mente Paul Verlaine, cuando
era auin un desconocido, se
atrevi6 a dedicarle un lau-
datorio articulo a raiz de su
muerte. El tiempo, sin embar-
go, ha redimido su nombre.
Hoy es reconocido precursor


la lirica, prefigurando a Rim-
baud, Lautreamont, Laforgue,
por s6lo mencionar algunos
nombres. Por lo demas, sus
diarios intimos, que comenz6
a escribir en 1861, Cohetes, y
Mi coraz6n al desnudo, com-
pletan su reducida y valiosa


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Charles Baudelaire, el Poeta Maldito


pafl6 al cementerio de Mon-
tparnasse los restos del poeta
y critic frances Charles Bau-
delaire. En la procesi6n, inte-
grada por cuatro o cinco per-
sonas, no figuraba ninguna
personalidad pfublica, ninglin
escritor notable, ni siquiera
Theophile Gautier, a quien de-
dic6 su uinico libro de poemas.
Charles Baudelaire, cuya
vida atormentada le llev6 a
una muerte premature, cuan-
do contaba con apenas 46
afios, integra la lista de los
poetas malditos, junto a Ma-
llarme, Verlaine, Rimbaud,
Lautreamont, Laforgue y Cor-
biere.
,Enfureci6 al gobierno fran-
ces con Las flores del mal,
una recopilaci6n de poemas
que vio la luz en 1857, siendo
objeto de un process judicial
por ofensas a la moral y a las
buenas costumbres. S61o des-
pues de retirar el autor seis
poemas del libro se accedi6 a
su publicaci6n.
Toda la critical seria repro-


de la poesia modern y el ma-
yor de los poetas franceses de
su epoca..
El poeta, novelist y ensa-
yista cubano Guillermo Rodri-
guez Rivera en el pr6logo de la
publicaci6n de Las flores del
mal en 1976 por Editorial Arte
y Literature afirma: "es una
sintesis de lo mas significativo
de la poesia francesa del siglo
XIX y, a la vez el inicio innega-
ble de la poesia modern. Y no
s6lo de Francia".
Despues de publicado Las
flores del mal, libro al que de-
dic6 prdcticamente toda su
vida, su siguiente obra, Los
paraisos artificiales (1860), es
un studio autoanalitico ba-
sado en sus propias experien-
cias e inspirado en Confesio-
nes de un consumidor de opio
ingles, del escritor britdnico
Thomas De Quincey.
Destaca asimismo, entire
las publicaciones de Baude-
laire, Pequefios poemas en
prosa, en que funde esplen-
didamente la narrative con


producci6n literaria.
En 1867, fallece, victim de
una terrible enfermedad, tras
permanecer un afio paralitico
y privado de la facultad de ha-
blar. Sin embargo, sus diarios
intimos no se publican al
igual que casi todo su trabajo
literario hasta despues de su
muerte.
Baudelaire sondea lo mas
oscuro de una sociedad opre-
siva que desprecia honda-
mente. Maldito, poeta-criatu-
ra atormentada, bebe de las
aguas contaminadas de la
prostituci6n, del alcohol y de
las drogas, para explayarse en
el irreverente e impetuoso ge-
mido de la poesia.
"El Demonio a mi lado se
agita sin cesar.../ Nada en
torno de mi como un aire im-
palpable; yo lo trago y lo sien-
to mis pulmones quemar, / de
un deseo llenindolos infinito
y culpable", brama Baudelaire
en "La Destrucci6n", una de
sus mas desgarradoras com-
posiciones.


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La semana pasada se re-
unieron los miembros de la
Camara Latina de Tampa para
celebrar su almuerzo annual de
navidad.
Como es costumbre, los
miembros de la Junta Direc-
tiva, acompafiados por lideres
de la comunidad; se dieron
cita en el Double Tree Hotel de
Westshore para celebrar los
dias festivos en un ambiente
de gran camaraderie.
Con el patrocinio de Heine-
ken, el almuerzo discurri6 en-
tre la celebraci6n y la formu-
laci6n de los mejores deseos


para la comunidad de la bahia
de Tampa, augurandole los
mejores logros en estas fiestas
santas y en el afio por venir.
Todos brindaron por un
tiempo mejor, luego de hacer
un conjuro amistoso para de-
jar atrds los tiempos duros
que le ha tocado vivir a todos
los habitantes de la Florida
y, en especial, a quienes es-
cogieron la Bahia de Tampa
para vivir hasta el resto de sus
dias.
Esta vez, los invitados
vistieron de manera casual
aunque con la elegancia que


siempre exigen estos momen-
tos y el disfrute fue a todo dar,
aprovechando que el calenda-
rio se acelera para lanzar al
aire las fultimas hojas de este
afio 2010 que march calle
abajo de la extinci6n.
Para los miembros de la
Camara Latina de Tampa, La
Gaceta les desea un pr6ximo
anfio lleno de logros, en funcion
del desarrollo de la actividad
commercial que esta organiza-
ci6n promueve, a fin de que la
vida econ6mica prospere se-
gfin el deseo de toda persona
de buena voluntad.


Luto por John Lennon

John Lennon recibe -
cuatro disparos de Mark .
David Chapman, un ,
admirador suyo frente al .
edificio Dakota House,
donde residia el artist .
en Nueva York. Minutos
antes Chapman le habia
pedido un aut6grafo.
Como integrante de los
Beatles, Lennon origin ..i -
una euforia colectiva, -
jamis registrada en la. .
mdsica. Fue ademis un .. :';: --'''
pacifista y con su esposa,
Yoko Ono, realize
campafias en contra de la guerra. En 1975 Lennon gan6
una batalla contra la administraci6n del president
Nixon, quien se empefi6 en expulsarlo de EEUU por
"extranjero indeseable". Hijo inico, habia nacido en
Liverpool en 1940, tuvo una infancia triste ya que sus
padres se divorciaron cuando el tenia 2 afios. El asesino
fue condenado a cadena perpetua, y su caso luego fue
revisado para una possible libeitad condicional, pero
las autoridades rechazaron esta posibilidad. Este,
como todos los afios desde su muerte, sus seguidores
realizaron un acto frente a su uiltima residencia, como
un homenaje a una de las figures mis representatives
de la misica de los filtimos tiempos y un icono de la
rebeldia.


En Pocas Palabras
Abel Ibarra
Esta secci6n estd destinada a comentar el
origen de las palabras que conforman nuestro
idioma espafiol de todos los dias. Para decirlo .
en terminos tdcnicos, lo que estamos buscan-
do es la etimologia de los vocablos que se han venido forman-
do y desarrollando a los largo de la historic, para que poda-
mos comunicarnos con el mundo en la lengua de Cervantes.

Tirano
Los entendidos dicen que la historic se repite siempre
en condiciones distintas y, junto a esta, tambien vuelven a
sonar las palabras con las cuales identificamos las cosas.
Eso lo vamos a demostrar hoy, en pocas palabras, con el
termino Tirano.
La palabra Tirano es de origen griego, se describe Ti-
ranus, significa Rey y, por extension, nace tirania, es de-
cir, el gobierno unipersonal, totalitario e impositivo, de
una sola persona que hace las cosas a su antojo.Los reyes
de la era clasica gobernaron de manera autosuficiente y
autoritaria bajo el concept de tirania, hasta que Pericles,
en el siglo V, invent la Democracia, es decir, el gobierno
del pueblo, para el pueblo y por el pueblo.Pero result que
en America Latina han comenzado a surgir nuevos tiranos
escondidos tras una fachada democratic, como ocurre en
Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua y Ecuador, donde quieren
gobernar, como si se tratara del patio de sus casas.





EVENTS EN LA BAHIA


A done ir esta semana!



Fiesta de Reyes en Centro Asturiano
Las Damas, Los Caballeros, y amigos del Centro Astu-
riano, le desean a la comunidad una Felices Navidades y
un pr6spero Aflo Nuevo, ademds de invitarlos a celebrar
las festividades rodeados de sus familiares mis queridos.
Asimismo invitan a la Celebraci6n del Dia de Reyes que
tendrd lugar en los locales del centro, el domingo 9 de
enero desde las 2:00 PM A LAS 4:30 PM. Todos los nifios
hasta de 12 afios de edad acompafiados por un adulto
estin invitados a asistir. La directita del Centro Asturia-
no espera que los padres asistan con sus hijos, nietos,
bisnietos a disfrutar de esta tradici6n que, en el mundo
hispano, constitute una de las mayores celebraciones y
dond6 podrdn disfrutar de un buen moment, sabe mas
acerca de esta fecha y conocer a los "Tres Reyes Magos",
Gaspar, Melchor y Baltazar, quienes llegaron a Belen en
el aflo 1 de nuestra era para rendir sus presents al Nilo
Jesfis, luego de haber seguido la ruta que les sefial6 la
estrella de Bel6n. Sus regalos fueron oro, incienso y mi-
rra, lo cual sera celebrado esta vez en el Centro Asturia-
no, ubicado en la esquina de Nebraska Ave. y Palm en
Tampa .
En busca de talent
BUsted tiene talent? Entonces debe acudir a la Feria
Estatal de la Florida del 2011 que tendra una competen-
cia de idolos. iAudici6n para ser la pr6xima gran estre-
lla! Las categories incluyen cantantes, instrumentistas,
bailarines (grupos o individuos) y otros entretenimientos
como comedia, magia y mas. Reserve la fec.baa el sabado
8 de enero de 2011 a desde las 2:00 pm hasta las 4 pm.
Edificio del Florida Ag Hall of Fame, dentro del Florida
State Fairgrounds. Entrada por la calle Orient. Llame al
(813)621-7821 para mis information o entire en www.
floridastatefair.com.


LA GACETA/Viernes, 24 de diciembre de 2010/Pagina 3











E1l deported al dia
por Harvey Grajales


(Viene de la pigina 1)
recuper6 el titulo de la Clase
5A, derrotando a las Panteras
de Plant HS.de Tampa Fl. 29 a
7, para conquistar su tercer
campeonato estatal en las ul-
timas cuatro temporadas.
En la Clase 4A. Los Hawks
de Armwood High School de
Tampa, dos veces campeones
estatales y sin perder nin-
gCn partido en la temporada
2010, llegaban a disputar por
3ra. vez el campeonato de la
Florida, frente al onceno de
los Trojans de Lincoln HS. de
Tallahassee Fl. que los derrot6
17-14.
Fue una derrota aplastante
para los Hawks de Armwood
que parecian volver a la cima
por primera vez desde los titu-
los estatales consecutivos en
2003 y '04. Apenas la semana
pasada, los Hawks parecian
ir en su camino invicto por
el anillo de campeones, tras
vencer a Palm Beach Gar-
dens, con un gol de campo en
el tiempo que expiraba. Feliz
Navidad para todos.
Tampa Bay Rays en la Loma
Despues de la partida del
tambien relevo dominicano
Joaquin Benoit, los Rays de
Tampa Bay contrataron al
relevista dominicano Joel Pe-
ralta por un afio y 925.000
d6lares.
El derecho de 34 afios tuvo
marca de 1-0 con 2.02 de efec-
tividad en 39 salidas con los,
Nacionales de Washington la
temporada pasada. Tambien
ha lanzado por los Angelinos,
Reales y Rockies.
Tampa Bay intent recons-
truir su bullpen tras perder al
quisqueyano Benoit y Randy
Choate. Se espera que tam-
bien se vayan el estelar tam-
ponero Rafael Soriano, Dan
Wheeler y Grant Balfour.
Vendieron los Hornets
a la NBA
La NBA concrete esta se-
mana la compra de uno de
sus propios equipos, los Hor-
nets de Nueva OrleAns.
La junta de gobernadores
de la liga dio una aprobacion
anticipada a la operaci6n.
El comisionado David
Stern habia anunciado el 6
de diciembre que la NBA pre-
tendia comprar a los Hornets
a su actual duefio mayoritario
George Shinn y al accionista
minoritario Gary Chouest.
Shinn intent durante
meses venderle el equipo a
Chouest, pero las negociacio-
nes se estancaron.
Stern asegur6 que el equi-
po vale unos 300 millones de
d6lares y que la liga buscara
venderlo a un duefio perma-
nente, de preferencia alguien
que quiera mantenerlo en
Nueva OrleAns.


Shinn fund a los Hornets
en Charlotte en 1988 y los
mud6 a Nueva Orleans en
2002.
De USA para Puerto Rico
Con todas las esperanzas
cifradas en los Juegos Olimpi-
cos Inglaterra 2012, la selec-
ci6n national de basquetbol
de Puerto Rico sera dirigida
por el cotizado tecnico esta-
dounidense Rick Pitino en las
eliminatorias del torneo olim-
pico.
La federaci6n puertorri-
quefia de baloncesto present
esta semana al entrenador del
equipo universitario de Louis-
ville.
"Sera una tarea dificil y por
eso la asumo", express Piti-
no, el finico tecnico que llev6
a tres equipos distintos a las
semifinals del basquetbol
universitario estadounidense.
"Si ya estuviesen en los jue-
gos olimpicos, no aceptaria.
Tienen la espalda contra la
pared".
Puerto Rico tiene que ter-
minar entire los dos primeros
en el torneo de Argentina para
clasificarse a Londres 2012.
Pitino se reuni6 con J.J.
Barea, de los Dallas Mave-
ricks, y con Carlos Arroyo, del
Miami Heat, para ver que tan
comprometidos estaban con
la selecci6n y dice que le gust6
lo que vio.
"Para ellos jugar en la se-
lecci6n es lo mas grande que
hay", comento. "Sienten una
gran pasi6n y eso fue clave
para mi".
"Ellos juegan asi. Suben y
bajan muy rdpido", declar6.
Pitino tendrd una cuenta
de gastos pero no recibird una
compensaci6n. Sin embargo,
habrd otros beneficios.
Puerto Rico estuvo por ilti-
ma vez en las olimpiadas en el
2004 y termin6 sexto tras do-
blegar a Estados Unidos. Su
mejor presentaci6n olimpica
fue el cuarto puesto de 1964
en Tokio.
Recta Final los Mejores
2010
El jugador de la NFL. Drew
Brees, el quarterback que
condujo a los Saints de Nue-
va Orleans a su primer titulo
del Super Bowl y le devolvi6 la
alegria a una ciudad todavia
devastada por el huracan Ka-
trina, fue elegido como el A-
tleta Masculino del Aflo 2010
por los miembros de la AP. en
Estados Unidos.
El triunfo est& enmarcado
en las obras de caridad en-
cabezadas por Brees que re-
caudaron millones de dolares
para ayudar a Nueva Orleans
a recuperarse del embate de
Katrina.
El campe6n de la series de
automovilismo NASCAR, Jim-


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mie Johnson, qued6 segundo
con 31 votos, mientras que
el boxeador filipino Manny
Pacquiao fue tercero con 21.
Johnson, que logr6 su
quinto titulo consecutive de
NASCAR, obtuvo el premio en
2009.
Roy Halladay, pitcher de los
Filis de Filadelfia que lanz6 un
juego sin hits y otro perfect
la temporada pasada, qued6
cuarto con 17 votos, segui-
do por el quarterback de los
Eagles de Filadelfia, Michael
Vick, con 10.
La estadounidense de 26
afios, Lindsey Vonn fue ele-
gida como la Atleta Femenina
del Afio. Nunca antes una fi-
gura del esqui -hombre o mu-
jer- habia recibido el premio
annual, que data de 1931.
Vonn gan6 dos medallas en
los Juegos Olimpicos de Van-
couver, incluido el primer oro
en el descenso que haya ob-
tenido una estadounidense, y
logr6 su tercer titulo general
en Copa Mundial.


La yegua Zenyatta recibi6
32 votos que le dieron el se-
gundo lugar. La seisaflera se
retir6 con una foja extraordi-
naria de 19-1 y con un record
norteamericano de ingresos
entire las yeguas de carreras.
Su finica derrota fue por es-
caso margen en el Cldsico de
Criadores.
La basquetbolista Maya
Moore de la Universidad de
Connecticut ocup6 el tercer
sitio con 29 votos, y fue se-
guida de la estrella del tennis
Serena Williams con 14. Nadie
mis consigui6 mas de cinco
votos.
Venezolano gana Oro
Albert Subirats de Vene-
zuela gan6 la medalla de oro
en los 50 metros mariposa del
mundial de nataci6n de pisci-
na corta.
Subirats impuso un record
para el campeonato con tiem-
po de 22.40 segundos, supe-
rando por tres cent6simas al
ucraniano Andrii Govorov.
Fue la segunda presea del


torneo para Subirats, quien
se llev6 la de plata en los 100
metros mariposa just detrds
de Deibler. *
Landon Donovan el mejor
El goleador estadounidense
de la MLS. Landon Donovan
y la artillera de la selecci6n
USA, Abby Wambach fueron
seleccionados como los futbo-
listas del afio en Estados Uni-
dos por cuarta vez.
Donovan anot6 tres goles
en la Copa Mundial, incluido
uno tan alegremente festejado
en tiempo de descuento, con-
tra Argelia que puso a Estados
Unidos en la segunda ronda.
Wambach marc6 16 tan-
tos en 18 partidos con la se-
lecci6n femenina. Suma 117
goles con el equipo national,
lo que la ubica tercera en la
tabla hist6rica.
Donovan es el primer hom-
bre que gana este premio por
cuarta vez. Tambi6n lo obtuvo
en el 2003, el 2004 y el 2009.
Y hasta aqui los deportes,
felices fiestas.


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El Centro Cristiano Hispano en sus festividades decembrinas, present el domin-
go 19 sus Croros Juveniles y la Cantata Una Noche para Recordar. Asi, este grupo de
muchachos se sum6 a las celebraciones navidefias que comenzaron el fin de semana
pasado en todas las families, colegios, instituciones municipales, organizaciones co-
munitarias y todas las personas de buena voluntad que buscan un mundo mejor. To-
dos los afios deseamos que 6se sea el mejor y este no vamos a dejar de invocarlo para
que estos tiempos dificiles puedan encontrar una salida por el bien de todos.


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Cine en el West Side


En el lado oeste de Nueva
York, dos bandas de j6venes,
los Sharks, inmigrantes puer-
torriqueflos, y los Jets, es-
tadounidenses de origen ir-
landes, son rivals y viven en
disputes.


Ganadora de diez premios
Oscar en las categories de
Mejor Pelicula, Mejor Direc-
tor, Mejor Actor de Reparto,
Mejor Actriz de Reparto, Me-
jor Direcci6n Artistica, Me-
jor Musica, Mejor Fotografia,


tista Arthur Laurents cam-
biaron de idea.
En un principio, los pro-
ductores no. habian pensado
en Natalie Wood para el papel
de Maria, pues estaba ocupa-
da trabajando en el rodaje de


La trigica historic de los "Sharks" y los "Jets"


Los Jets estdn comanda-
dos por Riff, despues de que
Tony abandonara la pandilla
para llevar una vida normal
y poder trabajar. Por el lado
de los Sharks esta Bernardo,
quien es el jefe de los puertor-
riquefios.
Una noche, en un bailey,
coinciden los dos grupos y es-
tan a punto de provocar una
violent pelea. El conflict
surge cuando Maria, hermana
de Bernardo, y Tony, un ex
miembro de los Jets, se en-
amoran.
Premios


Mejor Sonido, Mejor Vestu-
ario, y Mejor Montaje, ademds
fue candidate al mejor gui6n
adaptado.
Estd basada en la obra
musical del mismo nombre,
inspirada a su vez en la obra
de teatro Romeo y Julieta de
William Shakespeare. Ini-
cialmente iba a centrarse en
las diferencias entire judios y
cat6olicos, pero despues de leer
una noticia en el peri6dico so-
bre los- enfrentamientos en-
tre pandillas puertorriqueflas
e irlandesas en Nueva York,
Leonard Bernstein y el libre-


Splendor in the grass (1961)
con Warren Beatty, con quien
mantenia un romance.
Fue Beatty quien se pre-
sent6 al casting para el pa-
pel de Tony, y Wood la que lo
ayudaba leyendo el papel de
Maria. Ir6nicamente, los pro-
ductores se entusiasmaron
con la interpretaci6n de Wood,
pero rechazaron a Beatty.
Ninguno de los protagoni-
.stas, Natalie Wood y Richard
Beymer, sabia cantar ni bai-
lar, por lo que se redujeron
sus escenas de baile y fueron
doblados en las canciones.


Los ladrones del Sueno


Por Maribel Hastings
A fines de 2009 dije que si
en el 2010 no progresaba nin-
guna media de alivio migra-
torio tendria que cerrar el afio
con una column que usara el
estribillo de un aguinaldo de
Navidad puertorriquefio que
dice: "Todos los afios vienen
con la misma cosa".
Y eso fue lo que pas6 el sa-
bado en el Senado cuando cin-
co senadores dem6cratas y 36
republicans, presentando las
excusas de siempre, mataron
las posibilidades de concretar
el DREAM Act este aflo para
cientos de miles de j6venes in-
documentados que s6lo quie-
ren estudiar, trabajar y servir
en las Fuerzas Armadas.
Se necesitaban 60 votos
para cerrar el debate y proce-
der a la media. Al final, 55
senadores votaron si, pero
no fue suficiente. Los tres re-
publicanos que votaron a fa-
vor fueron Richard Lugar, de
Indiana, Robert Bennett, de
Utah, y Lisa Murkowski, de
Alaska.
Los cinco dem6cratas que
votaron en contra habrian
hecho la diferencia. Sus nom-
bres: Max Baucus y Jon Tes-
ter, de Montana, Ben Nelson,
de Nebraska, Kay Hagan, de
Carolina del Norte, y Mark Pr-
yor, de Arkansas.
Pero tambien la habrian
hecho algunos de los republi-
canos que antes defendieron
y auspiciaron la media, pero
que le han dado la espalda al
plan y a sus principios.
Uno de esos, el senador
republican de Carolina del
Sur, Lindsey Graham, lanz6


veneno desde el pleno. No fue
s6lo lo que dijo a los estudian-
tes sino c6mo lo dijo:-
"A aquellos de ustedes que
han venido a mi oficina, siem-
pre son bienvenidos pero es-
tan perdiendo el tiempo. No
vamos a aprobar el DREAM
Act ni ninglin otro. program
de legalizaci6n, hasta que ase-
guremos las fronteras. Nunca
se aprobara de manera inde-
pendiente. Tiene que ser par-
te de una reform migratoria
integral", afirmo Graham. No
aclar6 que el se ha dedicado a
bloquear esa reform porque
como a otros de sus coparti-
darios, ni 400 mil deportacio-
nes anuales ni nada de lo que
se haga en la frontera sera su-
ficiente.
Es mas, algunos de esos
republicans que en el pasado
defendieron el DREAM Act, ni
estaban presents para votar
en contra, como el senador de
Utah, Orrin Hatch, quien ir6-
nicamente falt6 para asistir a
la graduaci6n de su nieto.
Hatch es uno de los repu-
blicanos que enfrentarian re-
elecciones complicadas en el
afio 2012 y vela por su future
politico sea como sea, aunque
a su colega Lugar tambien
podria surgirle competencia
y sin embargo, mantuvo su
apoyo al DREAM Act.
Otros republicans, que ni
siquiera fueron electos sino
designados, como George Le-
Mieux, de Florida, velan por el
future politico que creen que
pueden tener. LeMieux vot6
en contra y ni siquiera retor-
na al Senado en enero porque
s6lo llen6 la vacant del cu-


banoamericano Mel. Martinez,
promoter de la reform migra-
toria integral, cuando renun-
ci6 al escaflo en el 2009. Ese
escafio lo gan6 el republican
Marco Rubio.
A todos les falt6 lo que pi-
di6 el principal promoter del
DREAM Act, el senador dem6-
crata de Illinois, Richard Dur-
bin: valentia.
"Hoy no s6olo estoy pidiendo
un voto por el DREAM Act...
les estoy pidiendo much
mas: un voto de valentia poli-
tica", afirm6 Durbin.
Desconozco que carta tra-
taran de jugar los republica-
nos para atraer a los votantes
latinos en los comicios presi-
denciales de 2012 tras tanta
ret6rica y animosidad en el
tema migratorio y tanta safia
contra j6venes que no deci-
dieron venir o permanecer en
este pais sin documents.
Desconozco si el "casi se
pudo" de la administraci6n
serd suficiente para mantener
el mismo nivel de apoyo entire
los votantes latinos.
S61o se que en el nuevo
Congress en 2011 asumirAin
el control de la Camara Baja
los republicans encabezados
por lideres que han prometi-
do hacerle la vida mds dificil a
la comunidad inmigrante del
pais.
Cuarenta y un "Grinches"
del Senado, 36 republicans
y cinco dem6cratas, que "un
diciembre muy helado se sin-
tieron muy malvados", ya co-
menzaron a ayudarlos.
Recuerde sus nombres.
Maribel Hastings es asesora ejecu-
tiva y analista de America's Voice


I a Policia Patrulla!


Asesinan a beb6
El padre regres6 al hogar
luego de una corta camina-
ta de unos 15 20 minutes
hacia una tienda y la madre
estaba colocando al bebe en
un sofd. Pocos moments
despues lo coloc6 en la cuna
y cuando el padre lleg6 a la
residencia, observ6 que el
bebe no respiraba y llam5 al
911. El bebe fue transportado
al Hospital St. Joseph donde
los esfuerzos para revivirlo
resultaron iniutiles. Cuando
la policia lleg6 al apartamen-
to, la madre huy6 porque ella
no posee la custodia legal del
bebe y no le esta permitido vi-
sitas sin supervision. Los de-
tectives localizaron a la madre
y la interrogaron acerca de la
muerte del niflo, para, luego
de various intentos, al recibir el
informed medico, lograron que
6sta confesara haber golpeado
al bebe hasta que termin6 de
ilorar y, eventualmente, dej6
de respirar. Ella pretendi6
afirmar que el bebe ain es-
taba vivo cuando el padre re-
gres6 al hogar, pero la autop-
sia mostr6 multiples costillas
fracturadas y un brazo roto.
La madre admiti6 haber abu-
sado en varias oportunidades
durante los ltimos cuatro
meses. Cuatro otros nifios
que vivian en la misma resi-
dencia con el padre estan bajo
custodia del Departamento de
Nifios y Familias. Las otras ni-
flas son tres menores de 17,
6, 4 mas un muchacho de
21 aflos. Los detectives con-
tinutan la investigaci6n para
proceder a realizar los cargo
a ser hechos a la acusada.
Doble homicide
El acusado estaba siendo
solicitado por un double homi-
cidio que ocurri6 en un night
club en Newark NJ el 11 de
diciembre de este afio. El ser-
vicio de Marshals de Estados
Unidos recibi6 un dato acerca
de que este se estaba escon-
diendo posiblemente en casa
de familiares en Tampa. Nin-
guin familiar pudo ser localiza-
do por el acusado, sin embar-
go se logr6 un vinculo entire
este y un resident. La Unidad
de Aprehensi6n de Fugitivos y
el Servicio de Marshal de Es-
tados Unidos establecieron un
process de vigilancia sobre la
propiedad y este fue verifica-
do. Los oficiales. encontraron
al acusado durmiendo en el
apartamento detectado. Final-
mente fue puesto bajo arrest
sin incidents. El acusado tie-
ne solicitudes activas por los
dos asesinatos mencionados,
Posesi6n de Arma de Fuego y
Felonia.
Secuestrado
Posiblemente un hombre
*negro, de aproximadamente
6 pies de alto sin edad esti-
mada, fue visto por filtima
vez vistiendo una chaqueta
larga y bluejeans. Las cama-
ras de vigilancia de una casa
de la urbanizaci6n lo mues-
tra en actitud sospechosa
caminando hacia la casa de
la victim a las 7:25 pm. Me-
nos de un segundo despues,
el video muestra a la victim
manejando su carro hacia su
hogar. Si alguien reconoce el
hombre desconocido estuvo
en el area y los vio el mierco-
les pasado en la noche, se le
solicita comunicarse con el
Departamento de Policia de
Tampa al 813 231-6130. De-
tectives continuan en busca
de la victim y su vehiculo.
Mientras mas pasa el tiempo,


los detectives estin convenci-
dos acerca de que la seguridad
de Emilio Martinez-Rodriguez
es mas precaria. Emilio Marti-
nez-Rodriguez, es un hombre
hispano, de 6 pies de altura,
cabello marr6n, ojos marro-
nes, piel cobriza, tiene el ca-
bello cortado al rape, una cruz
tatuada en la baja espalda y
un sign japones en el biceps
derecho. Su carro es un Toyo-
ta de cuatro puertas, gris, pla-
ca B2AKC, con el frente dafia-
do y vidrios ahumados.
Herido de bala
El Departamento de Poli-
cia de Tampa estd trabajando
actualmente sobre un tiroteo
ocurrido en horas de la ma-
drugada. La victim venia
caminando hacia su vehiculo
cuando se le acerc6 un indivi-
duo negro del sexo masculino.
La victim fue herida una vez
por un disparo y transporta-
da al Hospital St. Joseph en
series condiciones. No se han
conocido detalles del hecho
sangriento y se espera que el
herido salga de la sala de ciru-
gia para ser entrevistado.
Asalto a mano armada
La victim estaba traba-
jando en el Restaurante Ming
Garden cuando el sospechoso
entr6 en el local portando un
arma en solicitud de dinero.
La victim corri6 hacia el in-
terior del negocio cuando una
bala lo alcanz6 y debi6 ser
transportado al Hospital St.
Joseph ep series condiciones.
El se encuentra actualmente
bajo cuidados medicos. Cual-
quiera con informaci6n, favor
comunicarse con la Policia de
Tampa al 813 231-6130.
Muerto por sobredosis
Los tres sospechosos, Dan-
ny Ray Inman, Everette Devon
Kidd, John Sanders Mathis y
la victim viajaron desde Ten-
nessee a la Florida realizando
compras en farmacias del nor-
te, centro y oeste de la Florida.
Mientras se encontraban en el
area de Tampa, la victim mu-
ri6 en un motel por una apa-
rente sobredosis de drogas.
Durante la investigaci6n de
la muerte, los detectives des-
cubrieron grandes cantidades
de pildoras de Oxycodone.
Los tres individuos enfrentan
ahora cargos por consumo,
trafico y compra fraudulent
de drogas y conspiraci6n para
delinquir. Aun se esperan re-
sultados de autopsia.


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Noticias de Inmigraci6n
Director de Inmigracion de Catholic Charities
Por Jos6 Fern6ndez

Puede perder su status si solicita su ciudadania
Pregunta: Me llamo Maria y so originaria de Colombia.
Tengo mi status de resident permanent por casi diez afios
y en este Enero del 2011 mi tarjeta de resident se me veri-
ce y necesito renovarla, pero en lugar de renovarla quisiera
solicitar mi ciudadania Americana y evitar estar renovando
mi tarjeta de resident permanent cada diez aflos. La ilti-
ma vez que consulate con un abogado de Inmigraci6n sobre la
ciudadania, me informo que yo llenaba todos los requisitos
para solicitarla pero del moment en que consulate hasta aho-
ra he estado fuera de Estados Unidos por mas de un afio sin
solicitar permiso de Inmigraci6n y 6quisiera saber si esto me
puede afectar para que inmigraci6n me apruebe mi solicitud
de ciudadania?
Respuesta: : Maria, tiene much raz6n en dudar de que in-
migraci6n le pueda negar su solicitud de ciudadania al haber
estado fuera de los EE.UU. por mads de un aflo sin permiso de
inmigraci6n. Usted no califica para su ciudadania Americana
ya que estuvo fuera de los EE.UU. por mas de un afio sin
permiso de inmigraci6n. Lo recomendable es que no solicite
su ciudadania ya que legalmente usted ha perdido su esta-
tus de resident permanent de los EE.UU. al estar fuera de
los EE.UU. un afto sin permiso de inmigraci6n. Si solicita su
ciudadania, inmigraci6n le puede iniciar una deportaci6n y
puede terminar de portada de este pais. Por ahora solo debe
solicitar su renovaci6n de su tarjeta de resident permanent
y evite a ser deportada de los EE.UU.

El "Dream Act," "Don't Ask

Don't Tell" y La Encuesta


Por Arturo R. Rivera
El "Dream Act"
Esta semana pasada no fue
buena para los hispanos. El
"Dream Act", fue derrotado y
ni siquiera tuvo una oportuni-
dad de ir a votaci6n. Faltaron
cinco Votos para alcanzar la
mayoria de los 60 requeridos
para dar por terminado el de-
bate y pasar a una votaci6n
definitive. Desafortunada-
mente, cuatro dem6cratas re-
chazaron la media.
El "Dream Act" es una le-
gislaci6n de justicia, o lo que
se denomina .en el lexico in-
gles "fairness," donde se
legalizaria a j6venes producti-
vos, estudiando carreras uni-
versitarias o que sirven en las
Fuerzas Armadas. Estos j6ve-
nes vinieron Estados Unidos
de nifios y no tenian control
sobre sus vidas; por eso la le-
gislaci6n es una de justicia.
Consideramos, que el espiritu
americano es de dar oportuni-
dades y no de ideologias retro-
gradas y xen6fobas.
Es lamentable ver la di-
visi6n dentro de la comuni-
dad hispana, donde algunos
hispanos se oponen a esta
media cuando ellos o algfin
miembro de su familiar fueron
inmigrantes en este pais. En
los foros, en el Internet, he
visto ataques por parte de his-
panos- contra la comunidad
cubana o puertorriquefia por-
que alegan que estas comuni-
dades no quieren a los inmi-
grantes. Dichos ataques no
son necesarios y demuestran
la debilidad de la comunidad,
por falta de unidad.
Como cuesti6n de hecho,
han sido los congresistas Lin-
coln Diaz Balart (cubano) y
Luis Gutierrez (puertorrique-
flo) quienes han apoyado la
media y han sido siempre
defensores de los inmigran-
tes. De igual forma el senador
Bob Menendez. Esas peque-
fieces son las que no permi-
ten avanzar a la comunidad
latina, para beneficio de los
extremists republicans que
se oponen a los inmigrantes.
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Por otro lado, despues de
llevar 17 aflos en vigor la ley
"Don't ask Don't Tell", el Se-
nado de Estados Unidos ha
revocado la misma, que prohi-
bia a los gays y a las lesbia-
nas de servir de forma abierta
en las Fuerzas Armadas de
los Estados Unidos. Esa ley
permiti6, desde1993, expul-
sar a 13,000 soldados por el
s6lo motivo de su orientaci6n
sexual. Al tomar posici6n de
su cargo el president Barack


Obama prometi6 derogar esta
ley, promesa que cumpli6.
Siempre encontre esa ley ab-
surda, cuando ejerci como
abogado military en el Ejercito
de Estados Unidos, ya que la
orientaci6n sexual no tiene
nada que ver con la capacidad
de cumplir las funciones mili-
tares eficientemente.
La Encuesta
La cadena de television
NBC y el peri6dico "Wall
Street Journal" realizaron
una encuesta political don-
de revela que el president
Barack Obama ganaria las
elecciones contra cualquier
rival republican si se cele-
braran las elecciones ahora
mismo. La encuesta plantea
un hipotetico enfrentamiento
con destacados republicans.
Entre ellos esta la ex-gober-
nadora de Alaska e idolo del
movimiento conservador Tea
Party, Sarah Palin, a quien el
president sacaria 22 pUntos,
con un 55 por ciento sobre un
33 por ciento de intenci6n de
voto. Contra el ex aspirante
a la candidatura presidential
republican en 2008, Mitt
Romney, Obama se impondria
47 por ciento, frente a un 40
por ciento; y contra un possible
candidate John Thune la ven-
taja seria 47 por ciento a un
27 por ciento.
Todo esto demuestra que a
pesar de todo el lodo que han
arrojado contra Obama los re-
publicanos, el pais se siente a
gusto con el president y re-
conoce en el un lider capaz de
sacar a la naci6n del desastre
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al 20 de abril
En la media en que se
acerca el nuevo aflo iras
intensificando tu deseo de
coquetear con el sexo opuesto.
No pongas reparo en cooperar
con amigos lejanos que
acuden a ti, pero no asumas
compromises econ6micos en
asuntos que no te incumbent
directamente. T6mate unas
vacaciones aunque sean
breves. Recibe el 2011 con
una prenda roja.
TAURO: del 21 de abril al
20 de mayo
Evita las comidas muy
fuertes. Reactiva viejos
planes. Si no te satisface la
march de tu vida, cambia
el rumbo. Busca una pareja
armoniosa y mantente a su
lado a costa de lo que sea.
Exhibe tus cualidades de
excelente y creative amante.
En la intimidad deja a un
lado la pasividad y lanza esa
flecha que puede volver loco
a cualquiera. Recibe el 2011
con una prenda azul.
GEMINIS: del 21 de mayo
al 20 de junio
Si confias en que los
demis resuelvan por ti te
llevards algunas decepciones.
Cuida tus objetos de valor.
Aplica tu don de analisis a
todos los problems que se te
presentan. No te desesperes
cuando tengas que debatir
con las demas personas.
Evita mostrar tus celos. Tu
busqueda del placer esta en
la seguridad de tu intimidad.
Recibe el 2011 con una
prenda amarilla.
CANCER: del 21 de junior
al 22 de julio
Planifica bien para que
no adquieras compromises
econ6micos con los que no
puedas cumplir. Orienta
tus inversiones hacia el
negocio inmobiliario. Trata
de manejar las diferencias
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de un trabajo especifico que
se estin presentando con
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con una prenda dorada.
LEO: del 23 de julio al 23
de agosto
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amables y adulantes. En vez
de ayudarte a superar la series
de obstdculos complicados
que se te estdn presentando,
pueden contribuir a enredar
much mas las cosas. Dentro
del ambiente professional
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Recibe el 2011 con una
prenda blanca.
VIRGO: del 24 de agosto
al 23 de septiembre
Mejora el entorno fisico
donde te desenvuelves,
tanto en el hogar como en
el trabajo. Concentrate en
los proyectos especiales.
Evita mostrar exceso de
celos y de afdn posesivo con
tu pareja. Cambios en tu
entorno social o professional
favorecerain inesperadamente
tus intereses econ6micos.
Control tu impulsividad.
Recibe el 2011 con una
prenda verde. ,
LIBRA: del 24 de
septiembre al 23 de octubre
Atiende bien las tareas
domesticas. Cuida a los hijos
y ayiidalos en sus deberes.
Prepara a tu pareja un bafio
especial, permitele que
descanse lo suficiente en
su casa y no le plantees
problems de ninguna
naturaleza. Grabale sus
programs favorites. Trata de
que no se preocupe por nada.
Rindele debida pleitesia,
como a un personaje real, y
dale much amor. Recibe el
2011 con una prenda rosada.
ESCORPIO: del 24 de
octubre al 22 de noviembre
Pequefios problems de
salud pueden afectar tu
rutina de trabajo. El dinero
que no te han pagado lo
recibirds muy pronto y
llegard en un moment
muy oportuno. Comienzas
una ctapa de recuperaci6n
general, lenta pero segura.
Evita actuar de prisa. Los'
moments pasionales se
hardn inolvidables. Disfrutar
las horas que pasas a solas
con el ser que amas. Recibe
el 2011 con una prenda
marr6n.
SAGITARIO: del 24
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diciembre
Mejora el entorno fisico


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tanto en el hogar como en
el trabajo. Concentrate en
los proyectos especiales.
Evita mostrar exceso de
celos y de afin posesivo con
tu pareja. Cambios en tu
entorno social o professional
favorecerdn inesperadamente
tus -intereses econ6micos.
Control tu impulsividad.
Recibe el 2011 con una
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CAPRICORNIO: del 24 de
diciembre al 20 de enero
Debes tener el cuidado de
no ofender a tu pareja. No
hagas caso de los consejos
que pretenden darte personas
a quienes no te une ningin
lazo de afecto. -No ocultes
tu personalidad. Muestrate
tal como eres sin imitar la
conduct de otros. Control
el impulso de hablar sin
pensar. Pon algo de orden en
tu hogar antes de invitar a los
amigos. Recibe el 2011 con
una prenda morada.
ACUARIO: del 21 de
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Tu ambici6n de cambiar
al mundo te causard una
fatiga innecesaria, por ello
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asuntos relacionados con el
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acumuladas dedicandote
a actividades fisicas. No te
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Bright House premia a

Jessica Estevez
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OBITUARIO SEMANAL LATINO


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Brian Aungst y Fred Haugh con Jessica Estevez


El canal USA Network, ha
seleccionado a Jessica Estevez
de Riverview, Florida, y Directo-
ra de Programas de Communi-
ty Tampa Bay, como la ganado-
ra del premio Characters Unite.
Este premio forma parte de la
campafia 'Characters Unite' de
USA Network, que reconoce a
individuos que han hecho la
diferencia en sus esfuerzos por
combatir la discriminaci6n y
la injusticia y promover la to-
lerancia y la aceptaci6n. Ella
recibirf $5,000 para ayudarla
a continuar con su labor.
Jessica ha dedicado su ca-
rrera a crear una sociedad in-
tegrada, que celebra la diversi-
dad," coment6 Mike Robertson,
Vicepresidente de Operaciones
de la Florida de Bright House
Networks. "Bright House Net-
works se enorgullece en re-
conocer a Jessica y a todos
aquellos que estan creando un
espiritu de tolerancia en nues-
tra comunidad."


Estevez ha trabajado c
Director de Programas
Community Tampa Bay d
el 2005, una organizaci6n
cada a promover dialogos y
peto entire todas las cult
religiones y razas.. Esteve.
pervisa Anytown, un progi
de diversidad para estudia
de escuela superior. Asimi
es la fundadora de Be Inte
nal Institute, una series de
trenamientos anuales pare
graduados de Anytown cc
prop6sito de fortalecer su!
bilidades de didlogo y sust
Est6vez es tambien res
sable del program Hil
rough Youth Collaborativ
cual les permit a los j6v
aportar una voz juvenile e
decisions del condado.
mis, es entrenadora cert:
da para numerosas orga
ciones juveniles c6mo Poin
Light Foundation, Prude
Youth Leadership Institu
Youth on Board.


Anna Marie Provinzano,
falleci6 a los 71 afios. Le so-
breviven su esposo Peter, sus
hijos John y Paul, dos nietos y
tres hermanos.
Juan A. Gonzalez, falle-
ci6. Le sobreviven familiares y
amigos.
Gerard Magnuson, fallecio
a los 80 afios. Le sobreviven
familiares y amigos.
Dora Fernandez, falleci6 a
los 72 afios. Le sobreviven fa-
miliares y amigos.
Robert W. Lavoy "Bob",
falleci6 a los 84 afios. Le so-
como breviven sus hijas Carolyn y
s de Bobbie, cuatro nietos y dos
lesde bisnietos.
dedi- Marta Men6ndez, falleci6
y res- a los 68 afios. Le sobreviven
uras, su esposo Charlie, sus hijos
z su- Charlie Jr., Victor Joseph y
rama Mark Anthony, sus nueras
antes Nicky y Tammy; sus nietos
smo, Courtney Ciara, Alexis Nicho-


:ntio-
e en-
a los
on el
s ha-
ento.
3pon-
Isbo-
ve el
ienes
a las
Ade-
ifica-
niza-
its of
ntial
te, y


le, Mark Anthony y Max lan-
co; sus hermanas Magaret y
Jasmine, su hermano Gilbert
y su cufiada Aleida.
Alvaro y Juan Gabriel Ma-
rin, fallecieron. Le sobreviven
familiares y amigos.
Peter J. Marin, falleci6 a
los 69 afios. Le sobreviven su
esposa, dos hijas, una herma-
na y dos nietos.
Eugene F. Cilento, falleci6
a los 86 afios. Le sobreviven
su hija Bonnie y demis fami-
liares.
Pietra Carbone, falleci6 a
los 101 afios. Le sobreviven
familiares y amigos.
Jean M. Moya, falleci6 a
los 87 afios. Le sobreviven sus
hijos Dewayne y Kevin, sus
hijas Cindy, Barbara y Linda,
su hermana Rose, cuatro nie-
tos y un bisnieto.
Antonio Alvarez Meza, fa-
lleci6 a los 70 afios. Le sobre-


viven su esposa Lydia, sus hi-
jos Aitonio Jr. y Samuel, sus
hijas Celia, Norma y Julia,
quince nietos, dieciocho bis-
nietos, sus hermanos Jesfus y
Herminio, sus cufiadas J6vi-
ta, Josefina, Socorro y Maria,
asi como un extenso niimero
de sobrinos, sobrinas, primos
y demas familiares.
Gloria Margaret Morin, fa-
lleci6 a los 88 afios. Le sobre-
viven familiares y amigos.
Lucas L. Pappas, falleci6
a los 85 afios. Le sobreviven
cuatro hijos, tres hermanos,
ocho nietos y dos bisnietos.
Maria Reyes Flor, falleci6
a los 79 afios. Le sobreviven
sus hijas Ailen, Migdalia y Jo-
sephine, seis nietos y tres bis-
nietos.
Andrew Fernandez, falle-
ci6. Le sobreviven numerosos
familiares, amigos y ex com-
pafieros de trabajo.


Patel ofrece classes de


"Tap"

El Conservatorio Patel in-
vita a los adults a participar
gratuitamente en una clase de
bailey claque tambien llamado
tap, bajo la instrucci6n de Su-
san Downey.
Esta clase le ofrece la opor-
tunidad de probar los zapatos
de bailey y recorder como bai-
laba Shirley Temple con Bill
Bojangles Robinson.
"El tap es uno de los pocos
bailes que puede ser practica-
do a una temprana edad o en
la madurez," comenta Peter
.Stark, Presidente del departa-
mento de danza del Conserva-
torio Patel.
Downey estudi6 ballet, tap,
jazz y teatro musical en la
Universidad Internacional de
Estados Unidos en San Die-
go. Es miembro del Actors'
Equity y Screen Actors Guild,
disfrut6 por 10 afios de una
diverse carrera de canto y
baile que la llev6 a traves de
America, antes de trasladarse


gratis

a Tampa hace dos afios, Dow-
ney pas6 20 afios en el area de
Nueva York, donde comenz6
su carrera docente.
En el Conservatorio Patel,
Downey ensefla ballet, tap,
jazz y teatro musical.
Experiencia previa no es
necesaria para participar. en
esta clase gratuita de demos-
traci6n. Se require inscrip-
ci6n previa llamando al 813.
222. 1002.
Como parte del centro sin
fines de lucro de David a.
Straz, Jr., for the Performing
Arts, en 1010 N. W. C. Ma-
clnnes P1, Tampa, FL 33602,
el Conservatorio Patel ofrece
campamentos y classes para
niflos y adults con diversos
niveles de experiencia y en
todo tipo de bailey, muisica y
teatro.
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ponible llamando al 813. 222.
1002 y visitando www.patel-
conservatory.org.


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Luis Manuel Luis Eudula Hernandez
Francisca Sanabria Myrtle Christine King
Patricia Ann Boccardi Amparo Maria Nieves
Martha Ann Men6ndez

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La represiOn policial en Belaruis


Varies candidates oposito-
res resultaron heridos y unas
1.000 personas fueron deteni-
das durante las violentas pro-
testas que se produjeron en
Belarus tras el triunfo del pre-
sidente autoritario Alexander
Lukashenko en las elecciones
del domingo pasado, dijeron
periodistas independientes.
El hombre de 56 aios, que
gobierna desde hace 16 afios
la ex republica sovietica con
mano de hierro, fue declara-
do por la Comisi6n Electoral
como ganador de los comicios
presidenciales con un 79,67%
de los votos, sefial6 DPA.
La oposici6n en Minsk acu-
s6 a las autoridades de frau-
de electoral y no reconoci6 el
resultado. La Organizaci6n
para la Seguridad y la Coope-
raci6n en Europa (OSCE) ta-
ch6 las elecciones de antide-
mocriticas y decepcionantes
tras evaluar las informaciones
aportadas por observadores
independientes.
Se detectaron errors en el


recuento de los votos, dijo el
jefe de la misi6n de observa-
dores de la OSCE, el alemfan
Geert Hinrich Ahrens en Min-
sk.
Tambien se critics que los
medios estatales dedicaran a
Lukashenko casi 90% de las
informaciones. Con ello los
electores no tuvieron real li-
bertad de elecci6n. Al mismo
tiempo, la OSCE elogi6 que
todos los candidates fueran
presentados al inicio de la
campafia.
Los observadores interna-
cionales y paises occidentales
acusaron a Lukashenko de in-
tentar mantenerse en el poder
a traves del fraude electoral y
la violencia, calificando su re-
elecci6n como un process se-
riamente viciado.
La oposici6n objeta la "vo-
taci6n adelantada" de parte
del electorado, cuando asegu-
ran se perpetr6 el fraude.
Lukashenko rechaz6 la
condena por part de la OSCE
y afirm6 que las elecciones se


celebraron de forma "digna".
"No se que mas debemos ha-
cer para que nuestras eleccio-
nes cumplan los estandares
internacionales", critics el li-
der. Al mismo tiempo anun-
ci6 que limitaria la libertad
de expresi6n de los medios y
que endureceria las penas. A
diferencia de la OSCE, Rusia
si reconoci6 el resultado elec-
toral.
En las violentas protests
de decenas de miles de criti-
cos con el gobierno resulta-
ron heridos varies candidates
opositores.
SegCin los equipos de cam-
pafia electoral, los postulan-
tes presidenciales opositores
Vladimir Neklaiev y Vitali
Rymashevski fueron fuerte-
mente golpeados por la poli-
cia y liego secuestrados por
el servicio secret KGB. Siete
de los nueve rivals electora-
les de Lukashenko se encon-
traban bajo custodia policial,
inform la agencia de noticias
Belapan.


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Fraude electoral en Belaruis


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Auguri di Buon Natale e di Buon Anno


2011 da Parte del Sindaco e del Nuovo


Arciprete di Alessandria della Rocca


Carissimi concittadini, por-
tiamo vivo nel cuore 1'emozione
del recent incontro che ab-
biamo avuto con la Comunita'
Alessandrina e di altri paesi
limitrofi, (Santo Stefano di Qui-
squina, Bivona e Cianciana).
In quella occasion abbiamo
avuto la possibility' di consta-
tare la considerazione di cui
godono gli Alesandrini in tutto
il mondo ed il merito va a voi, ai
vostri sacrifice, al vostro corag-
gio, alla vostra laboriosita', al
vostro attaccamento alla Sicilia
ed a Alessandria della Rocca,
alla stima che per queste qua-
lita' avete saputo conquistare.
Questi incontri hanno pro-
dottouna emozionante espe-
rienza umana e di cultural, che
merita ulteriori sviluppi.
Per questo stiamo organiz-
zando un avvenimento per
rendere omaggioal lavoro, ai
sacrifice ed alle conquistedei
nostri emigrati e p-er avviare
proficui rapporti tra la nostra
citta' ed i suoi figli che nel
tempo sono dovuti partire alla
ricerca di un lavoro e di un
future migliore.
Sara' nostro immeT'so pia-
cere ricambiare l'accoglienza
affettuosa che ci avete tribu-
tato ospitando tutti coloro che
verranno a visitare Alessandria
della Rocca.
Pertando vi invitiamo a par'-
tecipare tutti alla 1^ Festa del
Ritorno che si terra' ad Ales-
sandria della Rocca nei giorni
22 23 24 25 Agosto 2011e
che si svolgera' second un
programma che porteremo alla
vostra attenzione fra qualche
settimana.


Coglianmo pertando 1' occa-
sione per fare a voi e ai vostri
cari i nostri piu' calorosi auguri
di Buon Natale e di Buon Anno
2011.
Saluti affettuosi da tutta
Alessandria della Rocca.
P.S. Considerate noi e tutta
1' Amnministrazione e gli Uffici
Comunali a vostra disposizione
per ogni esigenza che dipenda
dal Comune non estate a
contattarcisul sito
www.alessandriadellarocca.
info
troverete nomi e numeri di
telefono del nostro Comune.
Assessore al Turismo


A seguito riportiamo gli au-
guri da parte del nuovo Parroco
di Alessadria della Rocca, Don
Giovanni Mangiapane.

Carissimi, amici Alessan-
drini,
vi giunga il mio saluto e la
mia benedizione. Sono Padre
Giovanni Mangiapane il nuo-
vo Parroco di Alessandria. Con-
tinuo 1'opera di don Filippo che
qui ha lavorato tanto bene per
nove anni. Vi ho dato dei saluti
e messaggi la sera del mio arri-
vo ufficiale in Alessandria della
Rocca e li ho ribaditi, sempre
sul web in diretta dopo la Ras-
segna dei Cori in Matrice.
Adesso, in preparazione
al nostro incontro estivo, vi
giunga l'esternazione dei miei
sentimentiper tutta la comu-
nita' Alessandrina di Tampa,
perche' e' pcre tutti chge sono
stato inviato. E che vi diro'?
Sono content di essere tra


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voi, in questa terra benedetta
di Cristo e di Maria. Sono or-
goglioso di questa Comunita' di
grand lavoratori dal cuore ge-
neroso e aperta al messaggio di
bene che ci viene dal Vangelo.
Sono orgoglioso di questa
comunita' accogliente e aperta
al dialogoumano e cristiano.
Siate onesti e laboriosi cit-
tadini anche in terra straniera,
ma anche buoni cristiani, alla
sequela di Cristo con 1'aiuto e
l'intercessione di Maria.
11 cittadino Alessandrino
di Sicilia si identifica con "la
Madonna della Rocca" e non
manca di averla a casa come
imagine, ma sopratutto nel
cuore e nella vita sempre.
Non si vergogna di parlare
della Madonna ma anche di
seguirla nella Liturgia dome-
nicale e nella pratica dei Sa-
cramenti.
Anticipo cosi' i miei Auguri
per un felice Natale a tutti e
a ciascuno, perche' il Cristo
bambino che nassce ancora
nella nostra terra, nasca an-
chee sopratutto nel nostro cuo-
re per un vero rinnovamento
nella society' a cominciare da
ciascuno di noi!
Maria la Madre ci sostenga
sempre, nella via del bene e
nella gioia di annunziarecon la
vita la Buona notizia della Vita.
In attesadell'incontro estivo,
auguro anche un buono e se-
reno anno ricco di salute e di
vera pace per tutti.
Vi bcnedico ancora e vi
ssicuro il mio ricordo nella
preghiera.
A presto
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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 09-CC-033832
HYDE PARK WALK CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-for-
profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.
CRAIG TAYLOR AND WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursu-
ant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
in this cause, in the County Court of Hills-
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property situated in Hillsborough County,
Florida described as:
Condominium Unit Number 803A,
Hyde Park Walk, a Condominium, ac-
cording to the Declaration of Condo-
minium recorded in Official Records
Book 14867, Page 164, and any
amendments thereto of the Public


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Records of Hillsborough County, Flor-
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or interest in the common elements
appurtenant thereto.
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, on the 2nd Floor, Room 202,
in the Hillsborough County Courthouse, in
Tampa, Florida, at 2:00 p.m. on the 21st
day of January, 2011.
If you are a person with a disability who
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Ah! Ybor City

The Most Beautiful Place I Know
By Rose Valenti Fernandez

It's not the flowers and the trees
Or the birds and the seas,
It's the smells and the people
And the sweet memories.

Of the times that we had
As we were growing up,
Of picnics in the parks
And dancing in the streets.

Good neighbors and good friends
That were made in the factories,
In the ball parks at Cuscaden
In the schools and in the churches.

Saturday night on Seventh Avenue
Where you were sure to find a beau,
Take in a movie at the Ritz Theater,
Eat a "Cuban sandwich" after the show.

Go dancing at the Matinee
At the Centro Espafiol,
On New Year's Eve it was the Asturiano.
Italian club or Circulo Cubano.

But then the war came, in the prime of our lives
December Seventh, Nineteen Hundred Forty One,
The boys went off to war
The girls became housewives.


PRAYER TO
ST. JUDE
St. Jude, glorious Apostle,
faithful servant and friend of
Jesus, the name of Ihe
traitor has caused you to
be forgotten by many, but
the true Church invokes you
universally as the Patron
of things despaired of; pray
for me, that I finally may
receive the consolations and
the comfort of Heaven and
in all my necessities, tribu-
lations and sufferings, par-
ticularly (here make your
request), and that
I may bless
God with
the Elect
throughout
Eternity.
Amen.
D.C.










Outdoor

Sportsman's J -

Report
By Richard Muga ,-

Santa Was a Rough Rider
The telephone call was un- tied it to a tree and invited him
expected. The greeting was to shoot it. But Teddy Roos-
from David Greco one of the evelt was a man of great char-
members of the Rough Riders acter! He considered firing at
Association. We had spoken such a helpless target to be
the previous week but I did not unsportsmanlike and refused
expect the quick response I re- to shoot. His act inspired
ceived. In his other life, David Washington Post cartoonist
Greco is an affable and suc- Clifford Berryman to draw a
cessful realtor working .with cartoon of the President refus-
Frank Vacanti's Realty. After ing to shoot a captured bear.
the usual pleasantries, David The cute picture of the bear,
informed me that Thelma Cas- with its round ears and large
tellano, a member of the Hills- eyes, inspired toymakers to
borough County Sheriffs Office create a sweet, innocent-look-
Hispanic Advisory Council had ing toy bear that sat upright.
made a request of some "Ted- They received permission from
dy" bears from the group. Da- the President to call it "Teddy's
vid immediately went to work. Bear". The Teddy Bear became
David's call was to ask me an instant hit with the public,
to pick-up two hundred and and remains one of the most
thirty (yes, 230) "Teddy" bears popular toys in America.
for distribution to needy or Throughout the year, the
sick children by the Hispanic charitable Rough Riders bring
Council. Deputies and civil- donated Teddy Bears to local
ians distributed the stuffed hospitals, in order to bring a
toys through the Christmas smile to the faces of sick chil-
Holidays. dren as well as seniors. Now,
The Rough Riders is a be- they have expanded their giv-
nevolent and fun loving group. ing through organizations such
It has, since its foundation in as the Sheriffs Office Hispanic
1978, regularly conducted or Advisory Council and others.
participated in numerous chil- The Tampa Rough Riders,
dren related events. The "Ted- about 500 in strength, carry to
dy" bear is the group's mascot. the people they serve the spirit
The Teddy Bear was named af- of giving and of kindness. They
ter our 26th president, Theo- follow the best traditions of our
dore Roosevelt. As the story Nation, not just during Christ-
goes, in November of 1902, mas but during the entire year.
President Roosevelt traveled Those readers that are inter-
to the. South to help settle a ested in making donations to
border dispute between Mis- the Rough Riders may contact
sissippi and Louisiana. Dur- their website for directions on
ing the trip he decided to go how to do so at www.tampa
hunting for bear. But his hunt roughriders.org.
was going poorly that day. So, Thank you for your generos-
his hunting guides, not want- ity and congratulations on an
ing the President to go home honorable mission well done!
disappointed, captured a bear, BE A GOOD SPORT!







by Linda Thistle
(Solution appears on page 21)


7 3 1

9 78 5

6 4 3

7 53 6

4 1 2 9

2 8 4

6 1 2 51

1 5 7

9 8 4

Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way
that each row across, each column down and
each small 9-box square contains all of the
numbers from one to nine.




Moderate ** Challenging
* HOO BOY!


In 1985, the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers seemed con-
demned to failure right from
the very beginning. Few teams
ever rebound from a 0-9 start,
and the Bucs proved to be no
exception.
Even their first victory a
16-0 triumph at home over
the St. Louis Cardinals, and
only the second-ever shutout
in team history could not be
enjoyed for more than a few
days.
The next week on the road
in the Meadowlands, the Jets
handed the Buccaneers one of
the worst defeats in franchise
history, a 62-28 spanking in
which, remarkably, Tampa
Bay at one point actually held
a 14-0 lead.
Quarterback Steve Young
provided a glimmer of hope
by winning his first start the
following week against the
Detroit Lions, a 19-16 over-
time victory. Unfortunately,
the good times would not last
and the Buccaneers dropped
their next three games to fall
to 2-12 on the season.
On December 15, the small-
est crowd to ever see a Buc-
caneer home game 25,577 -
watched Tampa Bay fall to the
almost equally dreadful India-
napolis Colts, 31-23. This set
the stage for the season-finale
at Tampa Stadium against
the Green Bay Packers, in a
game that had a considerable
amount of importance for the
future of the franchise.
By virtue of a league-worst
2-13 record, Tampa Bay had
been guaranteed at least the
second-overall pick in the
1986 draft. Their Buffalo
Bills, with an identical 2-13
record, were out of the run-
ning because they had traded
their first round pick in 1986
to Cleveland. Win or lose, the
Buccaneers needed only a vic-
tory by the Atlanta Falcons
to ensure the top pick. This
meant having first-crack at
the Heisman Trophy-winner
from Auburn University, run-
ning back Bo Jackson.
Despite the big-picture
prize that the team could earn
with a loss, none of the play-


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ers wearing orange and white
looked at losing as an accom-
plishment. Jobs were at stake,
after all, since few players on
the team could consider their
job safe going into the follow-
ing season.
"You either play or you
don't have a job," Tampa Bay
head coach Leeman Bennett
said prior to the game. "We
want to look presentable. We
are all professionals and cer-
tainly we want to play our
best. It is a matter of pride
to finish with a little sweeter
taste than on a losing note.
One win isn't going to make
everything right, but at least
there will be a sweeter taste."
More like a familiar taste.
For the fourteenth time in
1986, the Buccaneers would
go home a loser. As always,
however, they made it inter-
esting to the very end.
On December 22, a Tam-
pa Stadium crowd of 33,992
came out to see the last chap-
ter of the 1985 season. It
started out well enough, with
Donald Igwebuike kicking a
33-yard field goal in the first
quarter to give Tampa Bay an
early 3-0 lead.
The Packers went ahead
later in the quarter on a 30-
yard touchdown run by wide
receiver Phillip Epps that
came on a reverse. James
Wilder got Tampa Bay back
on top in the second quarter,
however, scoring on a one-
yard touchdown run to give
the Bucs a 10-7 lead.
An Al Del Greco 24-yard
field goal with just 16 seconds
left in the second quarter tied
the game 10-10 going into the
half.
To their credit, however,
the Buccaneers played hard
on a day when many could
understand if they'd rather be
across the street doing their
Christmas shopping at the
Tampa Bay Center.
Trailing 13-10 going into
the third quarter following an-
other Del Greco field goal, the
Buccaneers put together their
best drive of the day. Quarter-
back Steve Young engineered
a 10-play, 74-yard drive that


culminated with a 3-yard
touchdown pass to tight end
Jimmie Giles. Tampa Bay
took 17-13 lead, but their
defense would once again let
them down when it mattered
most.
Randy Wright, Green Bay's
third-string quarterback, an-
swered Tampa Bay's best of-
fensive drive with their best
of the day as well. Wright put
together a 13-play, 73-yard
drive that took 6:13 off the
clock. The immortal Jessie
Clark scored on a 6-yard run
to retgain the lead for Green
Bay, 20-17.
Igwebuike, who on his sec-
ond extra point of the game
.set Tampa Bay's single-season
scoring mark with 96 points,
had a chance in the fourth
quarter to even up the game.
Instead, he pushed a 48-yard
attempt wide right late in the
fourth quarter his second
miss from 40+ yards on the
day and the game would end
with Tampa Bay three points
short of taking the game to
overtime.
On the bright side, Steve
Young had his best statistical
game of the season, complet-
ing 21 of 37 passes for 277
yards and one touchdown.
Despite their record, Young
felt optimistic about the
team's future.
"I want to be here," Young
said. "I want to have a career
here. I want to help this team
fill up this stadium again.
James Wilder came up to me
after the game and I talked to
Jimmie Giles, too, and we are
convinced we can do it."
With Young at quarter-
back, Wilder at his familiar
spot in the backfield, and
Giles making big catches for
Tampa Bay, Buccaneer fans
could only wonder how much
better the team might be with
the addition of Bo Jackson
through the upcoming draft.
Yes, the future never looked
so bright in Tampa Bay.

Travis Puterbaugh of the
Tampa Bay History Center can
be reached at tampasportshis-
tory@gmail. corn.


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Kyle's Critter Corner


Frankly, the
entire story of
the film Char-
lotte's Web is unbelievable,
and I'm not talking about the
anthropomorphism. The be-
havior of the humans when
they discover a spider has
spun words into her web is il-
logical and unrealistic.
Why do the journalists
even bother taking Wilbur's
photograph? He has accom-
plished nothing, but the hu-
mans praise and sing about
him anyway. Charlotte is the
one who is remarkable, yet
the humans marginalize her.
They dismiss her as "just a
common grey spider" (what's
more demeaning than being
called a commoner?). Char-
lotte is the miracle of the sto-
ry, not that self-pitying hog.
Wilbur exploits their friend-
ship and in the process gains
fame for being a terrific, radi-
ant, humble pig. Wilbur may
be humble, but he's far from
terrific, and he would only be
radiant on a rotisserie.
In the beginning of the
story, Mr. Arable intends to
kill Wilbur because he is-the
runt of the litter, but when his
young daughter, Fern, begs
him to spare the pig, he al-
lows her to keep him as a pet.
The pig is a nuisance, so Mr.
Arable gives his daughter's
pet pig to the girl's uncle, who
has a farm nearby. Fern vis-
its Wilbur at her uncle's farm
regularly-until she notices
a strapping young boy on
the cusp of manhood, Henry
Fussy,. and becomes more
concerned with her own car-
nality than her responsibility
to her pet.
I like to think the farmer,
Mr. Zuckerman, would not ac-
tually murder his niece's pet,


By Kyle Dion


but the plot presupposes he is
a heartless bastard just biding
his time before he kills Wilbur
and portions him into tasty
cutlets loaded with saturated
fat and cholesterol. Wilbur
is incredibly whiny after the
goose with the speech impedi-
ment ("Sorry, sonny, sorry.
I'm sitting sitting on my eggs,
but if you'd like to come over
here and talk, you're welcome,
welcome, welcome") encour-
ages him to speak. Possibly
bipolar, Wilbur cycles rapidly
from extremes of ecstatic joy
("I can talk!") to dejected mis-
ery ("I miss Fern"), and the
other barnyard animals have
a great deal of fun messing
with him. Unable to take his
sniveling any longer, an elo-
quent spider begins singing
about keeping one's chin up
from her dingy corner of the
barn. This, of course, is Char-
lotte.
Eventually, Charlotte con-
trives to weave vocabulary
words into her web and there-
by lead the campaign for Wil-
bur's reprieve. Wilbur, who is
so annoyingly sensitive that
he won't even allow Charlotte
to eat in front of him, glee-
fully trots over to his trough
above Ternpleton's home and
gorges himself on slop. Char-
lotte employs Templeton, the
sneering comic-relief rat, to
retrieve words printed on mis-
cellaneous debris so she can
scribble them in her spider
juice. She can read the words
Templeton brings her, and
she is quite articulate ("salu-
tations" and "versatile"), but
she can't spell. Sure.
After all her hard work
saves the pig's life, what does
Charlotte have to show for
herself? She plops out her
egg sac and dies without even


meeting her 514 children!
Wilbur, who apparently owes
his life to a spelling-impaired
arachnid who transcribed
words from scraps of pilfered
garbage, is sad when most of
Charlotte's spider-babies flee
their egg sac and float away
on air currents. However, once
he realizes the three runts of
the spider litter are going to
stay behind, he's happy again
because he knows they'll be
there if he needs to exploit
them. After all, who knows
when Zuckerman will get a
craving for bacon?
What on Earth got me
thinking about this? Well, last
week, the Humane Society
of the United States revealed
the findings of their under-
cover investigation of a fac-
tory farm in Virginia owned by
Smithfield Foods, the world's
largest producer of pork. The
investigator worked at the
farm for one month and wit-
nessed workers abusing pigs
by throwing them into carts.
At one point, the investiga-
tor saw a live pig discarded
in a dumpster. When the in-
vestigator complained (three
times), he or she was ignored.
There were plenty of other
gory, guilt-inducing details.
Some piglets prematurely
born in gestation crates fell
through the slats into the ma-
nure pits.
Gestation crates are spe-
cifically designed to prevent a
female hog ("sow") from lying
down and crushing her pig-
lets. The crates are banned
in several countries and in
some states (including Flori-
da) because many, including
the Humane Society and Mc-
Donald's Corporation, con-
sider the severe limitations
they place on the sows' move-
ments cruel. Though Smith-
field has never conceded that
the crates arc inhumane, in
2007 it pledged to phase out
the crates within 10 years as
other large pork producers,
such as Maxwell Foods, have


already. However, in 2009,
Smithfield said it would be
unable to meet the deadline,
citing poor sales.
On its website Tuesday,
Smithfield announced that it
fired two workers and their
supervisor after an internal
investigation launched in re-
sponse to the Humane Soci-
ety's report. Although that's
great, it's only a step in the
right direction, and we have
a long way to go. This report
is only the latest of its kind to
suggest that American agri-
business and the corporate
farming industry is harsh,
vile and content to put profits
above compassion. The meat
industry provides jobs for
6.2 million Americans, gener-
ates billions of dollars in state
sales taxes and accounts for
about 6% of our entire GDP.
Although it may feed our
economy now, it's overly reli-
ant on nonrenewable energy
sources and is economically
and environmentally unsus-
tainable in the long-term.
According to a report by
the Department of Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology at
Cornell University published
in the Americati Journal ofr
Clinical Nutrition in 2003, the
U.S. food production system
accounts for "about 50% of
the total U.S. land area, 80%0
of the fresh water, and 17% of
the fossil energy used in the
country."
Worldwide, two billion
people cat meat-based diets,
while twice as many sub-
sist on a plant-centered diet.
U.:S. livestock consumes over
seven times as much grain as
is consumed directly by the
entire American population,
and the amount of grains fed
to U.S. livestock is enough
to feed about 840 million
people (which is an eighth of
the world) who follow a plant-
based diet. In a world in which
one person dies from starva-
tion every second, we're ef-
fectively choosing to feed 307


million people when we could
feed nearly three times that
amount.
People must grapple with
the ethicality of eating ani-
mals on their own. Regardless
of that personal decision, do
any of us want to support this
kind of abuse? No, of course
not. In my experience, most
people don't have the stom-
ach to imagine the process by
which meat travels from the
animal to their plate. Never-
theless, each purchase of cor-
porate-farmed meat enables
and tacitly endorses this kind
of abuse.
Even though Wilbur irri-
tates ne,. I still wouldn't eat
him. The point is, we should
all be a little more like Char-
lotte. We should be more self-
less and we should help put
an end to the unnecessary
slaughter of innocent ani-
mals, regardless of whether
they have the cognitive ability
to appreciate it or not.
A "vegetarian" is someone
who does not eat animals
of any kind, including fish.
Some vegetarians eat eggs
and dairy products, and some
eat one but not the other. A
"pescetarian" eats fish but
no other animals, whereas a
"vegan" neither eats nor wears
any animal products. Accord-
ing to the American Dietetic
Association (ADA), "appropri-
ately planned vegetarian diets
have been shown to be health-
ful, nutritionally adequate,
and beneficial in the preven-
tion and treatment of certain
diseases." The ADA also notes
the nutritional benefits of a
vegetarian diet, such as low-
er levels of saturated fat and
cholesterol, lower blood pres-
sure and lower rates of death
from ischemic heart disease.
The demand for meat goes
down a little bit each time
someone chooses to stop cat-
ing an animal-based diet. Be
the change vou want to see
in the world. It truly is that
simple.


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Erin Smith Aebel

received the agency's Bronze Medal of Honor
for Organ Donation Award for achieving and
sustaining national goals for organ donations,
including an organ donation rate of 75 percent
or more of eligible donors. TGH is one of 14
Florida hospitals and 110 nationwide to receive
the award. The federal agency also awarded
Tampa General with a Transplant Program
Bronze Medal Award which recognizes hospitals
that achieved better than expected survival rates
for organ recipients.
HealthGrades awarded two of its Transplant
Excellence Awards to Tampa General's kidney
and lung transplant programs. The annual
awards are given to hospitals that achieve sur-
vival rates for transplant recipients that are
significantly greater than the national average.

Partner in Holland & Knight
Holland & Knight announced that Managing
Partner Steven Sonberg has elevated Dino Doyle
from senior counsel to partner in the firm's
Business Section. Doyle practices in the firm's
Tampa office.


INFO BEAT

Tasty Traditions: A Celebration of Food
Join the Glazer Children's Museum from December 18
through January 2 to share in traditional foods and crafts from
around the world and explore the role they play in celebration.
Watch as chefs demonstrate how to make traditional dishes
from various parts of the globe. Taste a sample then take home
a recipe card for your collection.
The event will take place in the world kitchen in the 'My
House Your House' gallery, second floor, and is free with mu-
seum admission. Hours are Monday- Fridays: 11:00 a.m., 1:00
p.m.; Saturdays: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.; Sundays:
1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
For more information, visit www.GlazerMuseum.org or call
443-FUN1(3861 ).

Festival of Chocolate at MOSI
MOSI will host Tampa's first-ever Festival of Chocolate,
Saturday, January 15 until Monday, January 17. The Festival
of Chocolate is Florida's largest all-chocolate themed event,
featuring the area's best chocolate and confection companies
selling tastes and treats of everything chocolate from truffles,
cakes and cupcakes to cookies, brownies and ice creams. For
the littlest chocoholics, Kids-4-Chocolate is the perfect place
for kids to create edible masterpieces and compete in chocolate
competitions. Adults can watch interactive demos by award
winning pastry chefs, try their luck at Brownie Bingo and help
judge the best chocolate creation in Tampa!
Entrance into The Festival of Chocolate is complementary
with MOSI admission. Each adult advance purchase ticket will
receive three dollars in chocolate coins to spend in The Festival
of Chocolate. MOSI Members receive discounted entry pricing
at only $10 a ticket and member children can attend for free.
More information and advanced ticket purchases are available
at www.festivalofchocolate.com.

Optimist Club Christmas Party
The Optimist Club of Northwest Tampa hosted its annual
Christmas Party for 75 children in need and their families on
Saturday, December 11, 2010. Special thanks to Sonny's BBQ
on E. Busch Boulevard for providing the facility, and Chick-fil-A
on E. Fowler Avenue and Casper Co./McDonald's Restaurant
on E. Busch Boulevard for providing breakfast biscuits, apple
dippers and drinks for each child and family member. Each
child received from Santa two wrapped gifts, a Santa hat, candy
bag and t-shirts donated by WWE Wrestling Corp Headquar-
ters. Santa's transportation was provided by Gil's Paint & Body
Shop on E. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Optimist member
Paul Ortelli played Santa Claus, escorted by his wife, Brenda
Ortelli, our Lt. Governor/Zone 7. Mr. & Mrs. Claus, along with
all members of the Optimist Club of Northwest Tampa, wish
each and everyone a happy and blessed holiday season.


















The first time I met Amy's
daughter she was naked;
Amy's daughter, not Amy.
Amy and I had been dating
for close to a month and I had
still not met. her daughter.
Amy made it very clear from
the start that I was in no way
invited to spend the night at
her place until she was sure
about our relationship. She
did not want to confuse her
children. Her daughter's bed-
time was 7 p.m. Because of
work, I never arrived at her
house until 8 p.m. I knew she
had a daughter because of
the dozens of photos of her in
the house but I had never ac-
tually laid eyes on her. Then
came the night of naked som-
ersaults.
She was only 20 months
old at the time (Amy's daugh-
ter, not Amy) and she was
having a "I don't feel like fall-
ing asleep tonight" fit. So for
'the first time she was awake
when 1 arrived at Amy's.
She was more than awake,
actually; she was full of en-
ergy, sprinting at full speed
(yeah, she was sprinting
at 20 months old; the girl
has" freakish athleticism) in
circles around the second
floor of the house, screaming
"WEEEEEEEEEE!" at the top
of the lungs. Amy was frus-
trated with her daughter's
late night energy surge. Ap-
parently, she had been run-
ning around the house like
that all day. I, on the other
hand, was new to the show
so found it entertaining and
amazing that such a young
girl could run in circles so
fast and not fall over once! I
sat down on Amy's bedroom
floor and cheered as her
daughter continued to run in
circles. I even joined in on the
"WEEEEEEEEEE!" scream-
ing.
Amy's daughter quickly
realized she had a new fan
in the house and stopped
her impression of Carl Lewis
to figure out who I was. She
slowly and cautiously ap-
proached me, not sure what
to make of this man in her
home. I introduced myself
and told her she might be the
fastest baby on the planet. I
doubt she understood what I
said, so I will guess it was the
tone of my voice that made
her happy. She jumped up


lhe Naked Trut
and down and clapped for
close to a minute, scream-
ing joyously at the top of her
lungs. She even broke into
song! Seriously! I have no
idea what she was singing,
but she was so happy she
had to sing! No one had ever
been that excited to meet me
before! It was awesome. But,
then, it happened. For no
reason whatsoever she tore
off her clothes! She sat on
the floor and pulled off her
pajama bottoms. Next came
the top. And then her diaper!
OH MY GOD! NAKED BABY!
THERE.WAS A NAKED BABY
IN THE ROOM! There was a
naked baby standing in front
of me and I could not have
been more uncomfortable. I
had been around limited chil-
dren in my life at that point
and thought there were rules
or laws against me seeing
someone else's child naked.
My face was beat red and
I squirmed around as she
stood naked in front of me
and babbled baby talk. It was
only going to get worse.
She began performing
naked somersaults right in
front of me! Apparently, it
had been a while since a male
showered her with attention
as I did during her sprinting
episode and she was going to
continue to show off for me
in hopes of garnering more
applause. I was simply mor-
tified. With each somersault,
a naked baby girl's crotch
was being bent towards me.
OH MY GOD! NAKED BABY
CROTCH! Amy just laughed.
She saw how uncomfortable
I was and thought it was the
funniest sight she had seen
in a while.
"She is just a little kid!"
she exclaimed. "You don't
have to feel uncomfortable."
But I did.
A few days later, Amy and
I decided it was time for me
to spend the night; we were
already sure of our relation-
ship. Spending the night
meant I had more interaction
with her daughter. As I have
stated time and time again,
her daughter and I quick-
ly bonded. She became my
shadow. Actually, she was
my naked shadow. If she was
in the house, she was naked.
She is. one of those young
children who cries if she has


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to wear clothes. Her con-
stant nakedness forced me to
quickly become comfortable
with a naked little girl around
me. Within a few months, not
only did I no longer flinch
when she would perform na-
ked somersaults for me, but I
was picking her up and hug-
ging her when she was na-
ked. Prior to meeting Amy,
never in my wildest dreams
would I have envisioned doing
that! I was always uncomfort-
able simply holding someone
else's child. Picking up some-
one else's naked child would
have made me vomit! Yeah,
I've come a long way.
When Amy and I moved in
together, though, another na-
ked wrinkled appeared. What
if Amy's children saw ME na-
ked?
Her children, like most,
do not believe in privacy. If
Amy is getting changed, they
walk in. If Amy is showering,
they walk in. If Amy is going
to the bathroom, they walk
in. And within a day of mov-
ing into our new home, their
intrusiveness intruded upon
my life. Every time I walked
into the bathroom, they tried
to follow. I told both her chil-
dren that I think I could go
to jail if they see me naked.
What is so disturbing is I kind
of believed that was true. Her
son also believed it to be true
and stopped trying to walk in.
But her daughter's intrusive-
ness continued. She would
try to walk into the bathroom
with me and I would quickly
slam the door shut. For the
entire duration of my bath-
room break, she would cry
and bang on the door. She
had never been shut out of
a bathroom by her mother;
she did not understand why I
was not allowing her to come -
in with me.
Then, it happened ... It
was just two weeks ago ... I
got out of the shower and re-
alized I did not have a towel.
Of course, Amy's daughter
was standing outside the
door, banging on it and cry-
ing. Compounding matters
even further, Amy was not
home! I could not yell to her
to bring me a towel!
I scurried about the bath-
room, looking for anything
with which to cover myself.
All I could find were two wash
rags.
I spent the next few min-
utes desperately trying to fig-
ure out how I could somehow
open the door while holding
one of the wash rags over my
butt and the other over my
front. I prayed to God, beg-
ging him to give me a. third
hand so I could open the
door while holding the rags
in place. God did not answer
my prayers, though, so my
plan was to open the door a


(7 The Overnight Fam ily Man

by Paul Guzzo


crack, cover myself with the
two rags, and then open the
rest of the door with my foot.
Unfortunately, Amy's
daughter was determined to
get into that bathroom. As
soon as she saw that door
open a crack she launched
herself at it and busted into
the bathroom. I only had
enough time to cover my
front, leaving my bare butt
exposed. She immediately
noticed and, with an all time
cute voice, she pointed at it


WlHAT'S HAPPENING
' ---" In @)d Ybor
By Adam


Peace on Earth


Spend Your Holly Days in
Historic Ybor City
Historic Ybor City is deco-
rated for the holiday season
and invites everyone to visit
and experience the many spe-
cial free holiday activities and
programs planned this month
every Saturday from now to
Christmas Day from 3 to 9 p.m.
Festivities include horse-
drawn carriage rides, starting
at 15th Street and 7th Avenue,
pictures with Santa Claus, hol-
iday musicians in the Centro
Ybor Plaza and unique holiday
shopping and dining.venues.
Fiesta de Reyes
The Fiesta de Reyes will be
Sunday, January 9, from 2 to 4:30
p.m. at the Centro Ballroom of the
Centro Asturiano de Tampa.
Children up to 12 years old,
accompanied by an adult, are
welcome to experience the story
of and visit by The Three Kings,
games, arts and crafts, prizes,
snacks and more.
Please RSVP by January 3 by
calling 229-2214 or mailing angc
aldel@aol.com.
Holidays at The Columbia
The Columbia Restaurant
will be open for lunch and
dinner on Christmas Eve,
Christmas Day, New Year's Eve
and New Year's Day. It is now
accepting reservations for the
holidays. To make a reserva-
tion for the Columbia visit:
www.columbiarestaurant.com
On Christmas Day, it will
offer two traditional Christmas
specials
The Lechon Asado: lechon
(pork) marinated with sour or-
ange juice, garlic oregano and
bay leaves served with mojo,


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Baked Virginia Ham: slices
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ham served with homemade
mashed potatoes, candied
yams, fresh vegetables and
orange sauce.
Adult dinners are $18.95
and children's dinners are
$5.95
The regular Columbia din-
ner menu will also be available.
Serving will begin at 11 a.m.
Ybor Business Incubator
The Ybor City Retail De-
velopment Committee, a sub-
committee of the Ybor City
Development Corporation
(YCDC), is working on a food
service business incubator
project to help stimulate the
local economy.
A business incubator pro-
vides small-business entrepre-
neurs with a low-cost location
and provides technical assis-
tant that will increase their
chance of starting a successful
business.
Typically, businesses that
are incubated in a community
stay in that community and
have an 87 percent chance of
survival.
Based on Ybor City demo-
graphics, studies show that
a food industry/commercial
kitchen incubator has the
potential to birth a healthy
amount of new businesses that
will stay in the area and help
boost the local economy.
Ybor City Walking Tours
Regularly scheduled daily
walking tours of the Ybor City
Historic District are now a reality
with Ybor City Historic Walking
Tours.
Current plans call for a daily
tour at 11 a.m., every day except
Monday, departing from the
statue of Vicente Martinez Ybor
on the Seventh Avenue entrance
to Centro Ybor. The ninety minute
stroll will visit many of the famous
spots in the district and explore
the many layers of history that
make up the fabric of Ybor City.
Reservations are recommend-
ed, but walk ups are welcome.
Cost is $15 for adults; $5 for Chil-
dren 6-12 and free for children five
and undef.
For more information call 505-
6779 or visit www.yborwalking
tours.com.
If you have any events you
would like featured in this
column, call Adam Jahr at
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and said, "I see your butt"
and then walked away.
Guess what? I was not
arrested. Apparently it is
not against the law for a
2-year-old to see your bare
butt. But guess what else? I
will do whatever it takes to
make 'sure she never sees it
or any other naked parts on
me again. The only person
allowed to see me naked is
Amy. I'm not sure why she
would want to see me naked,
but she does.








b PATRICK
JASW HARDI,,3NEG


(Continuld-4from page i)
signed to favor an Hispanic on Flor-
ida's West Coast and one of only two in
Central Florida. If Latins don't turn out
at the polls, this seat and its Latin lean
might forever disappear.
A coalition of Marco Rubio sup-
porters, anti-establishment tea partiers
and party regulars tired of wasteful state
party spending and constant bickering
finally got their way and forced Florida
GOP Chairman Jim Greer to resign. He
reneged on his vow to not release his
Republican AmEx card until it was pried
from his cold, dead hand because of the
tangible problems caused by his contin-
ued presence in the party. -
Tampa City Councilwoman Linda
Saul-Sena announced her campaign for
County Commission against Republican
incumbent Ken Hagan on Tuesday.
Ms. Saul-Sena was surprised to see 20
Tampa police union members and backers
protesting her candidacy and accusing
her of being "the criminal's best friend."
January 15
The Bay Buzz celebrated the fact
that Valerie Goddard outraised in-
cumbent Kevin White in last .quarter's
campaign contributions. She brought in
$4,365; he took in $3,650. Her campaign
total is $5,560; his is $87,115.
Considering the volume of bad public-
ity received by Kevin White over the last
three months, we are shocked that Ms.
Goddard didn't raise more.
Tampa lost a respected voice with
the passing of Florida Sentinel Bulletin
publisher C. Blythe Andrews, Jr.
...Beatriz Fregoso witnessed this
alleged discrimination. When she called
to inquire about the hall, she was told
the deposit would be $1,000. When she
called back to rent it and gave her name
for the first time, the fair's agent said the
deposit was $1,500. Ms. Fregoso protested
and was given the original quote, but her
curiosity piqued.
When she went to pay the deposit in
person, the agent for the fair again tried
to charge her $1,500. The agent. a Ms.
Virginia McKendree, said, according to
Fregoso, "When certain people come to
rent the hall, we charge them $1.500."
Fregoso asked, "You mean Mexicans?"
"No, that sounds racist," McKendree
replied, then added, "But when you
people have your reception and quincea-
fieras, you leave more damages and more
messes, so that's why we charge $1.500."
On the surface, it appears that the
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
was too hasty in its decision to demolish a
40,000-square-foot building that brought
the taxpayer-owned entity $530,000 a
year in rent. The authority's director,
Louis Miller, pushed for the demolition
even though the property isn't likely to
be used for another 10 to 20 years.
January 22
County Commissioner Jim Norman
sent the East West Shrine Game packing
with the promise of a bigger, better Se-
nior Bowl last spring. Well, on Saturday,
January 23, Norman's rejected Shrine
Game will kick off in Orlando...
If we head to Raymond James Stadium
next Saturday, January 30, to watch Tim
Tebow play in the Senior Bowl as prom-
ised by Jim Norman, we would be deeply
disappointed. Tebow is playing to a sold-
out crowd in Mobile, Alabama, home of
the 2010 Senior Bowl.
Jim, what happened?
...I was shocked in reading this
month's bill to see that my son had sent
and received close to 5,000 text messages
in just 30 days.
It looks like FairDistrictsFlorida.
org has been successful in placing two
constitutional amendments on this year's
2010 general election ballot.
One amendment deals with the way
the Florida Legislature district lines are
drawn; the other is for U.S. Congressional
district lines.
Both, if passed, will change the face
of politics in the sunshine state, making
both Democratic and Republican politi-
cians come to the middle and stop paying
so much lip service to fringes on the left
and the right. The amendment promises
to add competition to many races in which
incumbents are so strong that only odd-
balls will challenge them.
January 29
The special election primary election
for State Representative District 58 was
held on Tuesday...
Janet Cruz was victorious with 1,211
votes or 47.05%. Pat Kemp was second
with 1,153 votes or 44.79%, a difference
of 58 votes. Gil Sanchez followed with 210


votes, or 8.16%.
February 5
The Florida State Fair has an-
nounced the first group of honorees for
the Heritage Wall of Fame
Hispanic nominees are Matilda Garcia,
Richard Gonzmart and Governor Bob
Martinez.
Marco Rubio, Republican candidate
for U.S. Senate, wants to ignore the U.S.
Constitution and have the U.S. Census
not count undocumented residents of
Florida. The last time the census didn't
take a full count of state residents was
in the days of slavery, when the census
counted a slave as 3/5 of a person. Why
would Rubio, an Hispanic, want the
census to treat these undocumented
residents, who are mostly Hispanic, worse
than a slave?
We once again strip Rubio of his His-
panicness (and his vowels) for actions un-
becoming a Latin. He will now be known
as Marc Rub.
Obama's Tampa event left many
wondering if the people who printed and
handled the tickets were managing the
nation's money. If so, it's no wonder we're
setting records in deficits and debt.
February 12
Last week, we wrote about a standoff
between the governor and the maritime
community's nominating commission.
The commission sent the governor two
names, Patrick Allman and Janet Dough-
erty. His staff asked for more names. The
commission refused. We heard the gover-
nor's staff investigated the legal remedy
for the standoff, but that cooler heads
prevailed and the governor will choose
one of the two.
"Here, we want the art to be fore-
fronted, and so the building itself is sort
of in a completely different way, not as a
sculptural object, but as a jewel box, as a
kind of frame for which a picture is placed
so that it's not about itself, it's more about
the content or the art. It takes a sort of
different approach to the way that an
art museum can be thought of. It's much
more about the backdrop for the art, but
the backdrop is still a jewel box of sort,
something beautiful and precious. It's
just that it's also about the content that
houses." Tampa Museum of Art archi-
tect Stanley Saitowitz.
February 19
Joe Garcia is calling friends to test the
waters on whether he should run again
for Congressional District 25, in South
Florida, which will open up because Mario
Diaz-Balart will switch seats to run in
brother Lincoln's district, who is retiring.
We hear local Republican Party
chair Deborah Cox-Roush is favored to
win the vice chair position for the Florida
Republican Party...
Over two hundred friends and sup-
porters gathered at the Columbia Restau-
rant Wednesday to kick off the reelection
campaign of Kevin White.
Our community lost one of the
good ones on Monday with the passing
of former Sheriff Walter Heinrich at the
age of 82.
February 26
Last week, we predicted that Janet
Cruz would easily win election as District
58's next state representative. The elec-
tion was a cakewalk. Democrat Janet
Cruz received 2,385 votes, or 64.60%, to
Republican Hunter Chamberlin's 1,288
votes, or 34.89%.
The sudden resignation of Louis
Miller as executive director of the Tampa
International Airport leaves us wondering
what happened.
Had Mr. Miller lost his patience an-
swering questions and constantly being
second-guessed in his management deci-
sions by his normally placid board?
Is the inquiry by attorney David Smith
into Mr. Miller's process of granting per-
mits and variances for local construction
projects going to turn up problems?
We heard last week that Mayor Pam
lorio, who had been a strong supporter of
Louis Miller, had withdrawn her support.
We are saddened by the loss of our
good friend Guy St. Paul, who passed
away Sunday at age 84.
March 5
Frank Sanchez' performance in
front of the Senate Finance Committee
did his community proud. He answered
all questions and laid out an impressive
plan to increase exports once the Senate
confirms him as undersecretary of inter-
national trade.
Chief Judge Manny Menendez is
complaining on behalf of some judges to
the City of Tampa about the excessive
noise on the sidewalk in front of the


Edgecomb building.
An occasional protestor likes to amp-
up his bullhorn to magnify his complaints
that justice isn't blind...
Too bad the offender doesn't try to
come inside, where the judges could have
him searched, wanted and questioned -
then they could take his bullhorn.
The one-year anniversary of the
opening of the FBI investigation into
the office of former Hillsborough County
Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson
passed last month without fan-fare and
with no statement from the FBI on what
they're investigating, their findings, or
when they'll complete their secret task.
Governor Charlie Crist's State of
the State speech was filled with nuanced
references to the use of federal stimulus
dollars to keep the state of Florida from
making deep and painful. cuts to educa-
tion, social safety nets and infrastructure
maintenance...
During these parts of the speech,
Republican state representatives and
senators remained stone-faced... those
same stone-faced Republicans turned
their backs on fiscal conservatism and
embraced borrowed federal dollars with
a passion only seen between a dry drunk
and a cheap bottle of booze...
These Republicans turned their backs
on their conviction, ideology and prin-
ciples. Why? Well, they're not going to get
reelected by giving businesses a 1,250%
tax increase... Hold on to your wallets,
pray to the god of your choice and lock
up your daughters. The 2010 Legislative
Session has convened.
March 12
Monday's Hillsborough County
Democratic Executive Committee's
(HCDEC) meeting has been canceled.
Party Chair Pat Kemp decided to scale
back meetings every other month, even
though there is a major election just seven
months from now...
The latest move could be construed as a
poorly veiled attempt to avoid addressing
the rift forming in the local party along
with the continuing concern expressed by
some that the Democratic chair will target
certain Democratic incumbents and can-
didates for defeat if she feels they do not
carry the progressive message.
March 19
There is a large jump in vasectomies
this time of year. It seems many men
coordinate the elective surgery and its
couple days rest time with the NCAA's
March Madness Basketball tournament.
The Florida Strawberry Festival
achieved notable success with its first
strong outreach to the area's Hispanic
population. On two nights, the festival
coordinated with Coda Sound to bring mu-
sic acts targeted to the Mexican-American
population. The first night drew 900, and
the second night was overflowing with
1,500 in attendance.
March 26
President Barack Obama and the
Democrat-led Senate and House have
made the history books with the passing
of the Affordable Health Care for America
Act into law...
The law doesn't create universal
health care, but it puts America on the
road to one day achieving that goal.
We salute the president and our legis-
lators for having the courage and will to
think big. The current system was broken.
America was spending too much on health
care that covered too few...
The voices of those who preach doom
and gloom will fade as time passes. His-
tory will remember those who boldly
advanced the human cause.
Look for Republicans and Demo-
crats to hold their noses at the end of the
legislative session as the portrait of Ray
Sansom is hoisted to hang in the House
Chamber and stinks up those hallowed
halls. The defrocked House Speaker was
forced out in the wake of an ongoing
investigation into his manipulation of
millions of tax dollars to benefit him and
his friends.
A recent Harris poll of 2,320 reveals
what people believe of President Barack
Obama.
That he is a socialist: 40%
That he is Muslim: 32%
That he is anti-American: 23%
That he may be the antichrist: 14%
Both County Administrator Pat
Bean and County Attorney Renee Lee
were put on leave with pay this week.
April 2
President Barack Obama stunned
his loyal supporters in the environmental
community with his proposal to open vast
expanses of American coastal waters to
oil drilling...
The president's proposal empowers
the current effort by some Republicans
in Florida to open drilling even closer to


our shores.
Accident-free oil drilling is impossible.
One major mishap close to Pinellas or
Sarasota beaches, and our tourism in-
dustry takes a nose dive, as do property
values all along the coast. The stakes are
too high in Florida, and President Obama
has given the enemies of Florida's future
a big moral victory.
April 9
We support the concept of high-
speed rail between Tampa and Orlando,
but we vehemently oppose the current
layout as it would firmly relegate Tampa
and its airport as a weak understudy to
Orlando. The high-speed rail as proposed
would connect Orlando International Air-
port to Orlando's convention center, Walt
Disney World, Lakeland and Downtown
Tampa. Those flying to Orlando would
be instantly connected to the booming
1-4 corridor by a shiny, sexy train. Those
who fly to Tampa International Airport
would face a taxicab ride. This rail project
makes Orlando the gateway to Central
Florida and relegates Tampa to the end
of the line.
...teachers in Hillsborough County
are upset at the hijinks of the Florida
Legislature, which effectively eliminated
tenure, dramatically changed how teach-
ers are paid and devised a system that
rewards and punishes them based largely
on the test results of their students. In
a vote this week that broke along party
lines, Republicans in the House embraced
the Senate's bill and fought off amend-
ment after amendment offered by the
Democrats to make it better.
April 16
Our prayers for a speedy recover
are with the County Commissioner Rose
Ferlita, who had surgery two weeks ago
and faces another week or two of recovery.
In reporting on Marc Rub (previ-
ously known as Marco Rubio before we
removed the vowels at the end of his name
for conduct unbecoming an Hispanic), one
of the dailies quoted one of his supporters
as saying, "I consider Democrats, commu-
nists and Muslims all the same."
This is the class of support Mr. Rub
draws to his circle. If he inflames the
"tea baggers" even more, they'll soon be
addressing him as "Grand Wizard."
We hear the project that was sup-
posed to kick-start the floundering Tampa
Heights redevelopment is in trouble.
There was great hope that the USF
Center for Advanced Medical Learning
and an adjacent hotel/restaurant facility
would break ground soon...
We hear Tampa's nemesis, Orlando, is
offering the world and sprinkling it with
pixie dust to bring the facility to their city.
April 23
Everyone we talk to who is in the
know believes Charlie Crist will file as
a no-party-affiliated candidate for U.S.
Senate by next week's deadline.
The burning oil rig 50 miles south-
east of Louisiana is a warning to Florid-
ians. Big Oil says oil drilling is safe; mod-
ern equipment, techniques and standards
will protect our waters from disaster...
We hope President Obama, CFO Alex
Sink, Attorney General Bill McCollum
and other politicians who would let oil
drilling encroach in Florida waters will
realize Florida can't risk this kind of
disaster to our environment and tourist
industry.
Arizona will soon have a law that
requires police officers to determine a
person's immigration status if they form
a reasonable suspicion that someone is an
illegal immigrant.
The race for District 57 is dominated
by Republican Dana Young, who benefits
from Yacht Club money and lobbyists. She
even has a street-legal campaign golf cart.
April 30
Florida's Republican Senate has voted
to force women to have an unnecessary
medical procedure against their wishes
and against their doctor's recommenda-
tion. The bill mandates that doctors
perform an ultrasound on a pregnant
woman and show her the images live
while explaining what she is seeing...
This doesn't eliminate the need or
demand for abortion. It wrongly makes
it more difficult, costly, painful and emo-
tionally traumatic.
We hear the reason why high-speed
rail is going to Orlando International
Airport (OIA) and not Tampa Interna-
tional Airport (TIA) is that Tampa leaders
worked to kill it. TIA director Louis Miller
discouraged any consideration of TIA as a
stop, telling Commissioner Mark Sharpe
that the technical problems to bring the
train to the airport were too great.

Read about the Abominable Snow-
man in this week's special holiday
Silhouettes on page 14.


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The last time my wife Lara-
ine and I were in Manhattan
was July of 2001. Less than a
decade ago seems more like a
lifetime ago given the searing
.national trauma of Sept. 11,
2001.
"Merry Christmas" and
"Happy Hanukkah" vie with "If
you see something, say some-
thing" as holiday mantras.
Security video cameras from
lamp posts to subway stations
- are as ubiquitous as cabs.
Police are a uniform presence.
Wider, buffer-zone sidewalks
now front high-profile build-
ings around Times Square.
We didn't miss not seeing the
poison-gas sensors and radia-
tion detectors at rail stations.
The short list of must-see
totems now includes: the
Statue of Liberty, the Empire
State Building, Rockefeller
Center and Ground Zero. Op-
portunity, Accomplishment,
Fun and Horrific Nightmare.
Everyone knows what will for-
ever be missing from the iconic
skyline.
The World Trade Center
site looks like any other am-
bitious, mammoth construc-
tion project in New York with
2,000 workers on site. The
largest of the four towers is
One World Trade Center. The
steel has now reached 48 (of
104) floors and 560 feet. When
finished in 2013, it will be this
country's tallest building at
1,776 feet. There will be three
other towers, a transportation
hub, two memorial pools with
30-foot waterfalls, some 400
contemplation-inducing trees
and a memorial museum. The


memorial pools, which will
include bronze parapets with
the inscribed names of the
nearly 3,000 9/11 victims, will
open next year, the museum
in 2012.
What's open right now is the
9/11 Memorial Preview Site
across from the WTC site at 20
Vesey Street between Church
and Broadway in lower Man-
hattan. There's no charge, but
it does exact a toll.
You watch the video that
includes architectural models
and real time images of con-
struction progress and you
nod assent. Then comes 9/11
footage and the stories of those
.forever impacted by the horrors
of that insanely infamous day.
Your heart becomes heavy and
your eyes tear up. Your teeth
start to-grind and your hands
begin to clench. The unholy,
reflexive, alliance of sorrow and
anger. Tears and temper.
You now notice the crowd,
which is in constant flow and
flux. Not fair, but not a Mus-
lim in sight. Understandable,
but sad. Sept. 11, 2001 was
the perverted work of those
who hijacked much more than
airplanes. But this, alas, is
neither the time nor place for
context. Just raw, cathartic
emotion. Sad.
Upon reflection, however,
you are graphically reminded
that forged out of unspeakable
tragedy comes homage and
hope. Courage of first respond-
ers. Faith in America's can-do
ethic.
Moreover.
This is still New York, New
York. Thank you, thank you,


Rockefeller Plaza.
The oohss" and "aahs" reso-
nated from onlookers who
were responding to something
happening on the rink. No, it
wasn't Alec Baldwin and Tina
Fey ice dancing. But it was a
couple. And the man had just
had his marriage proposal ac-
cepted. Group hug, anyone?
What chill in the air?
Also in the air: the unmis-
takable strains of "Feliz Navi-
dad." It was emanating from a
two-stepping, Salvation Army
tandem hardly limited to bell-
ringing and kettle-watching.
Try finding the smile-chal-
lenged in this crowd. Jose Fe-
liciano would have been proud.
Much higher up in the air:
a nearly 600-pound Swarovski
crystal star perched atop a
perfectly symmetrical, 74-foot
Norway Spruce Christmas tree.
Aglow with multi-colored LED
lights. Every branch every
single one wrapped. By hand.
The tree's origin: the property
of a NYFD firefighter who was
a 9/11 first responder. After
Christmas, it will be recycled
into construction fodder for
Habitat For Humanity.
Who would have thought: a
certain gilded Prometheus, a
special burst of light notwith-
standing, as an accessory? Or
where else would a Catholic
priest in a Santa hat blend in
so easily?
And remember when look-
ing at store-front windows was
mesmerizingly special? Estab-
lishments along 5th Avenue
will never let us forget. Berg-
dorf Goodman at 58th Street
hasn't changed. Fashion, intri-


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New York: Different But Same


cate fantasy and over-the-top
whimsy still beckon and be-
witch. Something for everyone,
including those who still miss
Burdines, Maas Brothers and
Jacobsons at Christmas. A few
blocks later: the head-turning
images of snowflakes and
bubbles that digital projectors
beam onto the facade of Saks
Fifth Avenue near 49th Street.
I Half the time you feel like a
kid. The other half, you feel like
Jon Voight's Midnight Cowboy
bumpkin-character entranced
by sights of the big city.
And more. And not just
Broadway, Central Park, net-
work media, restaurants, mu-
seums and the philistine's
Guggenheim Yankee Sta-
dium. New York is also a state
of energy and verve. Where a
subway stop will yield a mu-
sician trumpeting the word
that "Santa Claus Is Coming
To Town." Where both horse-
drawn carriages and luxury,
ultra-stretch limos belong.
Where newsstands still ener-
gize key intersections. Where
dog-walking is as popular as
people-watching. Where boar
pate and lobster bisque-to-go
are veritable staples, thanks
to Zabar's. Where visitors
still crowd the top of double-
decker tour buses, no matter
what the mercury has dipped
to, because, damnit, this is a
destination trip and they want
to take it all in.
Sure, the world changed on
9/11. But New York, we are
reminded in so many ways,
remains notably resilient. Of
course, cameras, sensors, de-
tectors, random bag searches
and automatic license-plate
readers are part of the perma-
nent landscape. But New York
sees the flask half full and
chooses to revel with a cause:
That theirs remains a uniquely
special, vibrantly timeless
place. Enjoy and celebrate.
Self Esteem Curriculum
Chances are, the celebra-
tions are still continuing in
some schools. The Florida De-
partment of Education's latest
report card on high schools
showed marked improve-
ment in Hillsborough County.
More than half improved their
grades. And whereas only two
earned A's last year, eight re-
ceived A's this year.
Seemingly the only pedagog-
ical party poopers were those
who read the fine print. The
criteria had changed. A pre-
mium was placed on how much
access was being provided to
accelerated course work in-
cluding Advanced Placement
and dual-enrollment courses.
Schools should be encour-
aged to encourage achieve-
ment. Of course. But to re-
ward sheer access, irrespective
of readiness and results, is
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is an "A" from "D"?
Sports Shorts
Don Meredith, the former
Dallas Cowboy quarterback
and entertaining color com-
mentator of NFL games, died
recently and earned the plau-
dits he received. My favorite
Meredithism is from an early
'70s Monday Night Football
game involving the Cleveland
Browns. His response to the
initial mention of Browns' wide
receiver Fair Hooker: "Never
met one yet."
Quoteworthy
"When America is no lon-
ger able to rally her forces for
good, the light dims for civi-
lization." Kathleen Parker,
Washington Post.
"The eight years of the
Bush Administration saw the
largest fiscal erosion in Ameri-
can history." Former U.S.
Deputy Treasury Secretary
Roger Altman and Council
on Foreign Relations president
Richard Haass in Dec. 3 issue,
Foreign Affairs.
"If there were such a thing
as Chapter 11 for politicians,
the Republican push to extend
the unaffordable Bush tax cuts
would amount to a bankruptcy
filing." David Stockman,
President Ronald Reagan's
former budget chief.
"So-called deficit hawks
want to give away a total of
$700 billion to folks [top 2%
in income] like me, who can
get along just fine without it.
Obscene is the first word that
comes to mind. Sad is the sec-
ond." Carl Hiaasen, Miami
Herald.
"While this may not be the
time to implement it, why not
discuss the tax deduction for
interest on mortgages? It costs
the government $130 billion
a year, encourages people to
take on too much debt, inflates
the housing market and has
no real effect on home owner-
ship." Fareed Zakaria, Time
magazine.
"It's the only law in the
country that requires people to
be dishonest or be fired if they
choose to be honest." Rep.
Jared Polis, D-Colo., on the
"don't ask, don't tell" policy.
"I'm going to travel this
country, I'm going to travel the
world, I'm going to try to make
sure people know this place
is open for business." Gov.-
elect Rick Scott.
"I walked out with no clar-
ity on anything." Rep. Jim
Waldman, D-Coconut Creek,
after a group lawmaker session
with Gov.-elect Rick Scott.
"I just get out there and go
crazy because I am shameless.
I'm an actor, not a musician."
- Jim Belushi, the grand mar-
shal of next month's Gasparilla
Parade on January 29, who will
also be singing with his Sacred
Heart Band at the Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
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SILHOUETTES

by Adam Jahr


The Nepalese locals guid-
ed me about halfway up the
mountain but refused to travel
any further. If I were going
to finish my quest, I'd be go-
ing solo. They left me with a
compass and directions to
head northeast and look for
"baby rhino rock". After a half-
week trek through the Himala-
yan mountain range, I finally
spotted the rock.
It looked as if a rhi-
noceros' torso had
burst through the
edge of the cliff, its TheI
stone horn angling
toward the bright
white sun. Squint-
ing, I could see a
dark, concave area
beneath it. This
was it. I'd reached
the cave of the infa-
mous abominable
snowman.
Trudging toward
the opening of the
cavern, trepidation
shivered through-
out my body as
myths replayed in
my head. Locals
speak of a large,
ferocious blood-
thirsty creature
dwelling in these
parts. But I had
no choice. I had to
interview the beast
- you can't say no
to a La Gaceta as-
signment.
I peeked into the
cave and spotted
an injured rabbit
lying on a shoddi-
ly-made wooden
table. A flickering
glow from a bonfire
in the back corner "Wic
lit up the menacing
face of the abomi-
nable snowman. His furrowed,
overhung brow cast a shadow
over his beady eyes and sharp,
yellow teeth. The rabbit let out
a high-pitched squeal as the
beast manipulated it with its
large, white furry hands. The
beast.brought the rabbit to its
mouth. About to witness a sick
sight, I gasped.
The beast shot a confused
look inmy direction, kissed
the rabbit on its head and set
it down. The furry little critter
hopped past me out of the cave
with a splint on its back leg
made out of a twig.
"Why didn't you eat that
rabbit?" I asked him, flabber-
gasted.
"Eat him?" said the abomi-
nable snowman as he began
to chuckle. "Eat the rabbit!?"
His laughter grew along with
my confusion.
"I... I'm not sure what's so
funny," I said.
"Life gives and takes itself,"
he said. "Who am I to end one's
life?"
"Well, I've heard so many
stories," I began.
"Do you believe everything
you are told?" he asked. "Do
you give more merit to words
of others than to your own
experience?"
"Well when everyone tells
me the same thing, it would
make sense that..."
"It would make sense that
what?" he interrupted. "Are
the masses always correct?
You've made it all the way
here, you must have some
wits about you. Fallacy is a
product of human arrogance.
Man once agreed its planet re-
volved around the sun, agreed
that everything was composed
of either earth, water, wind
or fire, agreed that humans
were a special species distinct
from animals. Now you have
learned you are all just star


stuff. Subatomic particles
pieced together to form animal
bodies that walk on one planet
in one solar system in one gal-
axy. Now, does it really make
sense to follow the thought of
the masses if it often leads to
error?"
"I suppose not," I respond-
ed. "I'm sorry for being so pre-
sumptuous. Let's start over.


Jangbu

Abominable Snown


sdom comes with lessons learn

I'm Adam Jahr, I write for a
newspaper in Florida it's in
the southern United States of
America."
He gave me the kind of look
that told me he had no idea
what I was talking about.
"Well, anyway, I'm here to
silhouette you," I said. "I want
to know all about your life."
"My life?" he asked. "I have
difficulty answering such ques-
tions, but I think I know what
you mean. I do not possess life;
life possesses me. So when I
speak of 'my' life, I am speak-
ing of the life that has been led
through me."
"OK. That makes sense," I
said. "Please continue."
"I was birthed in a humble
cave on the eve of the last red
winter moon," he said. "Earlier
this week, the red moon ap-
peared again. I suppose that
makes me two red moons old,
but I am not concerned with
counting time.
My mother, Lasya, was one
of five mates of my father, Ketu,
who ruled our clan. We were
a nomadic people, traversing
the Himalayas in search of
food and cave dwellings. In my
youth, I would play with the
other children. We had many
sports meant to turn us into
warriors. When I got older,
I was taught to hunt by my
uncles and I quickly became
skilled at taking down musk
deer, blue sheep and wild boar.
Everyone had their role,
their purpose within the clan.
My mother led our chants
around the fire. Her voice was
barely a whisper but could be
heard from miles away, carried
on currents of crisp air. She
would grind roots, berries and
plant leaves into a thick fluid,
pour it into the polished skull
of a snow leopard and pass it
around the circle. Each of us
would take a large gulp and


another living being for my
own personal benefit, I was no
better than the murderers I
claimed to hate.
Everyone has a role, every-
one has a purpose. I realized
mine a long time ago. I am a
healer. I found that rabbit lying
near the base of a tree. It was
nearly dead, unable to move
on its broken leg. I made it a
splint and fed it until it was
well enough to be released.
Everything does not survive,
though. Like I said, life gives
and takes itself. I cannot heal
everything that comes my way.
However, I can help complete
their purpose. By burying the
bodies of animals who have
passed on, they become food
for the earth, which springs
forth grass for the grazers to
feed upon who will one day die
and complete the cycle.
You wanted to know about
my life. There you have it. You
might think it is a sad story,
but in fact it is quite beautiful.


pass it along. By the time she
received it, took the last gulp
and began to chant, the world
around us would seem to glow
with iridescence. My mother's
voice, so hauntingly peace-
ful, seemed to lull us into a
meditative state where noth-
ing mattered but the energy
that radiated within us, and
through us, as we held hands.
As ruler of our
clan, my father's
duty was to pro-
tect us from inva-
1an sion, organizing our
warriors. As I aged,
we faced several at-
.''- tacks from wildlife
.-' around us, hungry
'--Y for food in the dead
--. of winter, but one
night my father's
power was truly
tested.
We had taken rest
after an especially
transcendent ritual
but were awoken by
the distressed cries
of Dawa, whose role
it was to watch over
us as we slept. I was
startled awake. En-
ergy rapidly pulsed
within me. I was
ready to fight, as I
had been trained
to do. Shrieks shot
from every direction
of the camp, bounc-
ing off the mountain
wall, disorienting
me. My people were
being beaten, tied
up and carried into
the southern dark-
ness. My eyes dart-
ed around for my
.-, mother. She was ly-
ed." ing next to me when
we fell asleep but
was there no lon-
ger. I saw my father fighting
someone much taller than he.
He looked like we did except
bigger, with rust-colored hair.
I bolted forward to help my
father but a blow to the side
of -my head knocked me to the
ground. Chaos swirled around
me as I lost hold of conscious-
ness.
I awoke moons later on a
bed of pine needles in the cor-
ner of a cave. An elder female
had been watching over me,
applying a sap concoction to
my head wound. I asked her
where my mother was but
her eyes sunk to the ground.
I knew she was gone. 'And
my father?' I asked. Her gaze
stayed frozen in place. That
was it. Life would continue on
without my parents, whether I
accepted it or not.
But I could not accept it.
I had. to seek revenge. When
I felt well enough, I left the
clan and began tracking my
parents' murderers. I was told
they were a clan of about 27,
they had taken 12 of our people
and headed South into the
lowlands.
Many moons passed as I
hunted for this clan. As more
time passed, my anger intensi-
fied until I was not sure who I
despised more the people who
stole my parents from me, or
me for stealing my own happi-
ness. Eventually, I realized that
I was poisoning myself with all
of this hate. I had to learn to let
go of what I could not change
and accept everything that had
happened. When I reached
acceptance, I was able to stop.
living in the past.
You asked me why I did
not eat that rabbit earlier. I
hope you better understand
why I did not. When I stopped
hunting my parents' killers,
I stopped hunting altogether.
I realized that if I were to kill


It is the story of life, death and
rebirth. I hope you have found
what it is you are looking for."
"I have. Thank you for your
time, for your honestly," I said
graciously. As I packed my
notepad and voice recorder to
begin my trek back to the vil-
lage, I realized I hadn't asked
him his name.
"What do they call you? Do
you have a name?"
"I am called Jangbu," he
said.
"Jangbu? Does that trans-
late into English?"
"It means wise one."
I smiled. "That's fitting.
Have you always been called
Jangbu?"
"I have been called Jangbu
throughout my entire life, but I
have not always been Jangbu.
Wisdom comes with lessons
learned."
I nodded and thanked him
again before heading out of the
cave, wondering what new les-
son life would bring.


hoped could finally be settled
could be a pesky problem for
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PISCES (February 19 to
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-000088
DIVISION D SECTION I RF
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2006KS9,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LAURA NORDYKE A/K/A LAURA M.
NORDYKE, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated December 20, 2010, and
entered in Case No. 09-CA-000088 of the
Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH
County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
FOR RASC 2006KS9, is the Plaintiff and
LAURA NORDYKE A/K/A LAURA M.
NORDYKE; STATE OF FLORIDA; PLAN-
TATION HOMEOWNERS, INC.; are the
Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of
the George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 10:00
PM, on the 31 st day of January, 2011, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 115, SPRING WOOD VILLAGE,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 49,
PAGE 75 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LESS THAT PART DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT THE COMMON CORNER
BETWEEN LOTS 115 AND 116 OF
SAID SPRINGWOOD VILLAGE ON
THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY OF BOTTLEBRUSH
PLACE, THENCE ALONG THE COM-
MON BOUNDARY BETWEEN SAID
LOTS 115 AND 116, SOUTH 83 DE-
GREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECOND
WEST, 57.95 FEET FOR A POINT
OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE
ALONG SAID COMMON BOUNDARY
THE FOLLOWING CALLS, SOUTH
83 DEGREES 04 MINUTES SECOND
WEST, 4.17 FEET, SOUTH 38 DE-
GREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECOND
WEST, 14.14 FEET, THENCE LEAV-
ING SAID COMMON BOUNDARY,
NORTH 47 DEGREES 51 MINUTES
20 SECONDS EAST, 17.34 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
AND THAT PART OF THE LOT 114
OF SAID SPRINGWOOD VILLAGE
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT THE COMMON CORNER
BETWEEN SAID LOTS 114 AND 115
AND THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
BOUNDARY FOR BOTTLEBRUSH
PLACE, THENCE ALONG THE COM-
MON BOUNDARY BETWEEN LOTS
114 AND 115 SOUTH 83 DEGREES
04 MINUTES 00 SECOND WEST,
52.47 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG
SAID COMMON BOUNDARY THE
FOLLOWING CALLS SOUTH 83 DE-
GREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECOND
WEST, 4.17 FEET SOUTH 38 DE-
GREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECOND
WEST, 14.14 FEET, THENCE LEAV-
ING SAID COMMON BOUNDARY,
NORTH 47 DEGREES 51 MINUTES
20 SECONDS EAST, 17.34 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A 11004 BOTTLEBRUSH PLACE,
TAMPA, FL 33624.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty


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needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
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call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 21, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-000017
DIVISION D SECTION I RF
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW
YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS
SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP
2005RS3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KHALED QUDEIRI, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 20, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 09-CA-000017 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK
MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF
NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS
SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP
2005RS3, is the Plaintiff and KHALED
QUDEIRI; 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
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PEBBLE
CREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, INC.; are
the Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 2nd
Floor of the George E. Edgecomb Build-
ing, Room 201/202, located at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at
10:00 PM, on the 31st day of January,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 57, BLOCK 9, PEBBLE CREEK
VILLAGE UNIT NO, 7, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 61,
PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH 'COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9715 FOX HOLLOW ROAD,
TAMPA, FL 33647.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 20, 2010.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F08111780
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-3948-CA
DIVISION F SECTION I RF
THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST
COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ISABELITA RIVERA, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated December 13, 2010, and
entered in Case No. 2007-3948-CA of the
Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH
County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF
NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A.
AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE., is
the Plaintiff and ISABELITA RIVERA;
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 SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; J & R CUSTOM
BUILDERS, INC.; CITY OF TAMPA; ALL
FLORIDA MORTGAGE & CONSTRUC-
TION; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOHN DOE are
the Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 2nd
Floor of the George E. Edgecomb Build-
ing, Room 201/202, located at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at
10:00 PM, on the 24th day of January,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 17, BLOCK 37, REVISED MAP
OF MACFARLANE'S ADDITION WEST
TAMPA, PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 30,
ACCORDING TO THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2127 W. WALNUT STREET,
TAMPA, FL 33607.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 17, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F07009422
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-CA-029291'
DIVISION A SECTION I RF
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANDREW J. CASALE, JR., et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated December 20, 2010, and
entered in Case No. 08-CA-029291 of the
Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH Coun-
ty, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE,
LLC, is the Plaintiff and ANDREW J. CA-
SALE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANDREW J. CASALE, JR. N/K/A GINA
CASALE; STATE OF FLORIDA; HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY; HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT; are the Defendants, The Clerk
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at 2nd Floor of the George E. Edge-
comb Building, Room 201/202, located at
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida,
33602 at 2:00 PM, on the 31st day of Jan-
uary, 2011, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
THE EAST 100 FEET OF THE SOUTH
3.50 FEET OF LOT 10 AND THE LAST
100.00 FEET OF LOT 11, AND THE
EAST 100.00 FEET OF THE NORTH
8.00 FEET OF LOT 12 IN BLOCK 5 OF
TROPICAL TERRACE UNIT NO. 3,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 23, ON PAGE 6, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5221 S. QUINCY, TAMPA, FL
33611.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 21, 2010.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F08107600 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 29-2009-CA-006864
DIVISION G
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE
UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF MARCH
1, 2007 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED
RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2007-
BR1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-BR1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ERNESTO MORALES, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 16, 2010, and entered in
Case No. 29-2009-CA-006864 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hillsborough County, Florida in
which Deutsche Bank National Trust Com-
pany as Trustee under Pooling and Servic-
ing Agreement dated as of March 1, 2007
Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC
Trust 2007-BR1 Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates Series 2007-BR1, is the Plaintiff
and Ernesto Morales, Nereida Pirez, Ameri-
can General Finance, Inc., d/b/a American
General Auto Finance, are defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
in/on on the 2nd floor, rooms 201/202 in the
George E. Edgecomb Courthouse at 800
E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602, Hills-
borough County, Florida at 2:00PM on the
27th day of January, 2011, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgement of Foreclosure:
LOT 152, BLOCK G, OF PINECREST
VILLA ADDITION NO. 4, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 20, PAGE
10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 6810 NORTH THATCHER AVE.,
TAMPA, FL 33614.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida
this 20th day of December, 2010.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Francisco Hernandez, Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623
09-16295 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-26531 DIVISION D
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF APRIL
1, 2007 SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES
TRUST 2007 NC1 ASSET BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007 NC1, -
Plaintiff,
vs.
ADELINA SANTANA BELTRAN, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 15, 2010, entered
in Case Number 08-26531 of the Circuit
Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Hillsborough County, Florida in
which HSBC Bank USA, National Associa-
tion as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing
Agreement Dated as of April 1, 2007 SG
Mortgage Securities Trust 2007 NC1 As-
set Backed Certificates, Series 2007 NC1,
is the Plaintiff and Adelina Santana Beltran,
Arlan Beltran, are defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in/on
the 2nd floor, rooms 201/202 in the George
E. Edgecomb Courthouse at 800 E. Twiggs
Street, Tampa, FL 33602, Hillsborough
County, Florida at 2:00PM on the 26th day
of January, 2011, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judge-
ment of Foreclosure:
LOT 13, BLOCK "A", PINECREST VIL-
LA ADDITION NO. 1, PREMIER WEST
COAST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14 AT PAGE
40, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4007 BROAD STREET, TAMPA,
FLORIDA 33614.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida this
16th day of December, 2010.
Pat.Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Francisco Hernandez, Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623
08-11631 12/24-12/31/10 2T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 09-CA-018182 Division K
BANK OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,
V.
MCNEALON ELECTRICAL SERVICES,
INC., a Florida corporation, UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
of James E. McNealon, deceased, and
JOHN/JANE DOE, fictitious names
representing tenants in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant pursuant
to a Uniform Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 15, 2010,
entered in Case No. 09-CA-018182-K of
the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County,
Florida, in which BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A. is the Plaintiff, and MCNEALON
ELECTRICAL SERVICES, INC., a Florida
corporation, and UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS of James E. Mc-
Nealon, deceased, are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der at the George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, 2nd floor,
Room 201/202, Tampa, Florida 33602, at
10:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of February,
2011, the following-described property set
forth in said Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure:
THAT PART OF THE WEST 100 FEET
OFTHE EAST 456 OFTHE NORTH 1/2
OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 17 EAST, LYING SOUTH OF
THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
OF GUNN HIGHWAY, ALL LYNG AND
BEING IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
LESS: THE PORTION CONVEYED
TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 6368,
PAGES 891-893 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Co-
ordinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 20th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
Deputy Clerk
Ronald B. Cohn, Esq.
302 Knights Run Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33602
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-CA-024255
DIVISION J SECTION II RF
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR CLMTI 2006-WF1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LUZ C. RODRIGUEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 16, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 08-CA-024255 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein US BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CLMTI
2006-WF1, is the Plaintiff and LUZ C. RO-
DRIGUEZ; THE LANDINGS OF TAMPA
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.;
TENANT #1 N/K/A EDSEL RODRIGUEZ
are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor
of the George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs Street,
Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 2:00 PM, on the
3rd day of March, 2011, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT 902, OF THE
LANDINGS OF TAMPA, A CON-
DOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 15589, AT PAGE 1308, AS
AMENDED BY SCRIVENERS AF-
FIDAVIT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORD BOOK 15605, PAGE 686,
AND ANY AMENDMENTS THEREOF,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILL-
SBOROUGH COUNTY., FLORIDA, AS
AMENDED, TOGETHER WITH ANY
UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO.
A/K/A 10020 STRAFFORD OAK
COURT, UNIT 902, TAMPA, FL 33624
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 20, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F08087763 12/24-12/31/10 2T


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 10-CA-017519
DIVISION G RF- SECTION II
TOM P. MARTINO, INC.,
Plaintiff(s),
vs.
CHRISTOPHER M. STEVENS,
JERRY ANTHONY STEVENS,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of HILLSBOROUGH County, Flori-
da, I will sell the property situate in HILLS-
BOROUGH County, Florida described as:
Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Block 2, Subdivi-
sion of Tract 4 of South Tampa, in the
Northwest 1/4 of Section 35, Township
29 South, Range 19 East, according to
the map or plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 25, Page 50, Public Records
of Hillsborough County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and the best
bidder or bidders for cash-in the George
E. Edgecomb Courthouse, located at 800
E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida in room
201/202 at 2:00 p.m., on the 20th day of
January, 2011.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated on December 13, 2010
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco Hernandez, Deputy Clerk
Thomas S. Martino
2018 East 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 10-CA-006129
DIVISION J RF- SECTION II
RALPH BROWN and ISABELL C.
BROWN
Plaintiff(s),
vs.
LAVERNE MILLS
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of HILLSBOROUGH County, Flori-
da, I will sell the property situate in HILLS-
BOROUGH County, Florida described as:
Lot 3, Block 2, MULRENNAN GROVES
NORTH SUBDIVISION Unit 1, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 57, Page 57,
Public Records of Hillsborough Coun-
ty, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and Lhe best
bidder or bidders for cash in the George
E. Edgecomb Courthouse, located at 800
E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida in room
201/202 at 2:00 p.m., on the 12th day of
January, 2011.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated on December 3, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tonya R. Tucker
As Deputy Clerk
Thomas S. Martino
2018 East 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-026313
DIVISION J SECTION II RF
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN
MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST
2006-WF1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VERCHEWELL PRIDE, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 10, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 09-CA-026313 of the
Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH Coun-
ty, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P.
MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION
TRUST 2006-WF1, is the Plaintiff and
VERCHEWELL PRIDE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF VERCHEWELL PRIDE NKA
JANE DOE; 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
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PARK-
SIDE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
INC.; TENANT #1 NKA JOHN DOE, and
TENANT #2 NKA JOHN DOE are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of the George
E. Edgecomb Building, Room 201/202, lo-
cated at 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa,
Florida, 33602 at 2:00 PM, on the 20th
day of January, 2011, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
CONDOMINIUM PARCEL NO. 3809-
C OF PARKSIDE CONDOMINIUM, A
CONDOMINIUM THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 13859, PAGE 1216, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH ANY APPURTE-
NANCES THEREON AND AMEND-
MENTS THERETO, IF ANY.
A/K/A 3809 PLATT STREET WEST,
UNIT C, TAMPA, FL 33609.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 14, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Alexis de la Rosa
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F09103178
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 29-2010-CA-021778
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANDREW BRINSON, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANDREW BRINSON
Last Known Address:
6838 Swain Ave.
Tampa, FL 33625-3918
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
property in Hillsborough County, Florida:
LOT 37, BLOCK 7, LOGAN GATE
VILLAGE PHASE IV UNIT 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF. AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 56, PAGE 59, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 6838 SWAIN AVE., TAMPA, FL
33625-3918.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses by January 24, 2011, on Albertelli
Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and
file the original with this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered 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 par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 16th day of December, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Sarah A. Brown
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
5404 Cypress Center Drive, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33609
10-53788 12/24-12/31/10 2T .

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 29 2009 CA 030042
DIVISION K
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF SOUND-
VIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2,
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-OPT2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SARAH E. PHILLIPS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 13, 2010, and en-
tered in Case Number 29 2009 CA 030042
of the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County,
Florida in which Deutsche Bank National
Trust Company, as Trustee for the Cer-
tificateholders of Soundview Home Loan
Trust 2006-OPT2, Asset-Backed Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-OPT2, is the Plaintiff


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
and Sarah E. Phillips, SunTrust Bank,
Tampa Villas South, Inc., are defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in/on the 2nd floor, rooms 201/202 in
the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse at
800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602,
Hillsborough County, Florida at 2:00 PM
on the 21st day of February, 2011. the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgement of Foreclosure:
LOT 2, BLOCK 13, TAMPA VILLAS
SOUTH, UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING
TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 43, PAGE
54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4304 LA RIVERIA CT., TAMPA,
FL 33611.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida
this 15th day of December, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli. Law
5404 Cypress Center Drive, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33609
09-28564 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-019797
DIVISION F SECTION I RF
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
AMADO BUZON, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 15, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 09-CA-019797 of the
Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH
County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and AMADO
BUZON, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF AMADO BUZON N/K/A JANE DOE;
LAKEWOOD CREST HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants,
; will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at 2nd Floor of the George E. Edge-
comb Building, Room 201/202, located at
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida,
33602 at 2:00 PM, on the 261h day of Janu-
ary, 2011, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 21, LESS THE EAST 6.00 FEET
THEREOF AND LOT 22, BLOCK 4,
LAKEWOOD CREST, PHASE 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 71, PAGE 36, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4702 DUNQUIN PLACE, TAM-
PA, FL 336109100
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Witness my hand and the seal of this
Court on December 16, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F09077299
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 29-2010-CA-022206
DIVISION A
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARIA BERNAL, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST,
MAURICE MARTIN BERNAL,
DECEASED
Last Known Address:
Unknown
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
property in Hillsborough County, Florida:


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
LOT 8, BLOCK 7, MANDARIN LAKES,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 58,
PAGE 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 15128 WILLOWDALE ROAD,
TAMPA, FL 33625.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses by January 24, 2011, on Albertelli
Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and
file the original with this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered 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 par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 16th day of December, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Sarah A. Brown
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
5404 Cypress Center Drive, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33609
10-54211 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-010210
DIVISION K SECTION II RF
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VILMA FONT, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclos-
ure dated December 14, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 2007-CA-010210 of the
Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH Coun-
ty, Florida wherein U.S. Bank National As-
sociation as Trustee for RASC 2007KS3,
is the Plaintiff and VILMA FONT; are the
Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of
the George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 2:00 PM,
on the 10th day of March, 2011, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
THE NORTH 60 FEET OF LOTS 1
AND 2, BLOCK 1, MARJORY B. HAM-
NERS RENMAH, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 26, PAGE 118, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5708 N. ROME AVENUE, TAM-
PA, FL 33603.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 17, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F07028163 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 10-CA-008117 Division F
MERCANTILE BANK, a division of
Carolina First Bank, as successor in
interest to Florida Bank, N.A,
Plaintiff,
v.
LSC INVESTOR, LLC., JOEL W.
BREWER, GABRIEL ANN PROP-
ERTIES, LLC., a Florida limited liability
company, BAY CITIES BANK, et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant pursuant
to a Uniform Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 16, 2010,
entered in Case No. 10-CA-008117-F
of the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough
County, Florida, in which MERCANTILE
BANK is the Plaintiff, and LSC INVES-
TOR, LLC., JOEL W. BREWER, GABRI-
EL ANN PROPERTIES, LLC., a Florida
limited liability company, BAY CITIES
BANK, a Florida banking corporation and
JOHN BREWER, are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der at the George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, 2nd floor,
Room 201/202, Tampa, Florida 33602, at
10:00 a.m. on the 27th day of January,
2011, the following-described property set
forth in said Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure:
Unit No. 209, together with Covered
Parking Space Number 209 of Har-
bour House Condominium, according
to The Declaration of Condominium
dated November 20, 1979, recorded
in O.R. Book 3592, Page 1854, and all
exhibits and amendments thereof, and
recorded in Condominium Plat Book 2,
Page 46, Public Records of Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida, together with an


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
undivided share or interest in the com-
mon elements appurtenant thereto.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Co-
ordinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
Deputy Clerk
Ronald B. Cohn, Esq.
302 Knights Run Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33602
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 10-CA-006014 Division J
SOUTHERN COMMERCE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
v.
PHILIP O'MAHONEY a/k/a PHILIP
O'MAHONY, and JOHN/JANE DOE,
fictitious names representing tenants in
possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant pursuant
to a Uniform Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 14, 2010, en-
tered in Case No. 10-CA-006014-J of the
Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Hillsborough County, Flor-
ida, in which SOUTHERN COMMERCE
BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and PHILIP
O'MAHONEY a/k/a PHILIP O'MAHONY
.and DO OR DYE HAIR SALON AND
TATTOO PARLOR, are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der at the George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, 2nd floor,
Room 201/202, Tampa, Florida 33602, at
2:00 p.m. on the 25th day of January,
2011, the following-described property
set forth in said Final Summary Judgment
of Foreclosure:
Unit No. 3 No. 8340 of Sheldon Of-
fice Park, a Condominium, according
to The Declaration of Condominium
recorded in O.R. Book 17946, Page
514, and all exhibits and amendments
thereof, and recorded in Condominium
Plat Book 24, Page 112, Public Re-
cords of Hillsborough County, Florida,
together with an undivided share or
interest in the common elements ap-
purtenant thereto.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Co-
ordinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco Hernandez, Deputy Clerk
Ronald B. Cohn, Esq.
302 Knights Run Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33602
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-017600
DIVISION J SECTION II RF
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRUCE LAWSON, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 14, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 09-CA-017600 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flori-
da wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is
the Plaintiff and BRUCE LAWSON; LISA
LAWSON; COPPER RIDGE/BRANDON
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.;
TENANT #1 N/K/A DELTON NEWSOME;
TENANT #2 N/K/A JANE DOE NEW-
SOME are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 2nd
Floor of the George E. Edgecomb Build-
ing, Room 201/202, located at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602
at 2:00 PM, on the 25th day of January,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 9, BLOCK E, COPPER RIDGE,
TRACT D, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 84, PAGE 11, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 727 CAPE COD CIRCLE, VAL-
RICO, FL 33594.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 15, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco Hernandez, Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F09071805
12/24-12/31/10 2T


LA GACETA/Friday, December 24, 2010/Page 19









LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 179757.0000
Certificate No. 178406-08
File No. 2011-64
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
MAC FARLANES REV MAP OF
ADDITIONS TO WEST TAMPA LOTS
28 AND 29 BLOCK 61
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 03/30
SEC-TWP-RGE: 15-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
PAMELA M YADO LIFE ESTATE
JESS J YADO III, BETTY M YADO
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 187762.0000
Certificate No. 179221-08
File No. 2011-65
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
BANZA BANZA N 43 1/2 FT OF LOTS 1
AND 2 BLOCK 17
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 02/68
SEC-TWP-RGE: 07-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
DAMIEN E RICHARDSON
CARLA RICHARDSON
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk-
12/17-1/7/11 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a-tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 151792.0000
Certificate No. 175470-08
File No. 2011-67
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
WOODLAND TERRACE LOT 14
BLOCK 2
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 33/53
SEC-TWP-RGE: 32-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
RAY CHARLES JACKSON
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 187909.0000
Certificate No. 179241-08
File No. 2011-68
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
CAMPOBELLO BLOCKS 31 TO 45
LOT 12 BLOCK 40
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 02/29
SEC-TWP-RGE: 08-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
DAVID JONES
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 179328.0000
Certificate No. 178352-08
File No. 2011-69
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
MAC FARLANES REV MAP OF
ADDITIONS TO WEST TAMPA
E 31.67 FT OF LOT 14 BLOCK 36
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 03/30
SEC-TWP-RGE: 14-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
LAZARO DURRUTY
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the- service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 116605.5054
Certificate No. 177653-08
File No. 2011-70
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
CHATEAU DE SEVILLE A CONDOMIN-
IUM UNIT NUMBER 210.0255 PERCEN-
TAGE OWNERSHIP IN COMMON ELE-
MENTS SURPLUSES AND EXPENSES
PLAT BOOK/PAGE CB02/70
SEC-TWP-RGE: 22-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
KAY SEMINARIO
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Mernritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 153044.0000
Certificate No. 175644-08
File No. 2011-71
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
SHADY REST LOT 17
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 16/20
SEC-TWP-RGE: 33-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
RENE SWART TTEE
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt
Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 158322.0000
Certificate No. 176375-08
File No. 2011-72
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
HIGHLAND PINES REVISED LOT 2
BLOCK 1
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 36/52
SEC-TWP-RGE: 09-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJUANNA FRANCIS
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt
Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
,Folio No. 116635.6004
Certificate No. 177658-08
File No. 2011-73
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
PALMA CEIA OAKS A CONDOMINIUM
BLDG A UNIT 12
PLAT BOOK/PAGE CB06/21
SEC-TWP-RGE: 22-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
RAYMOND WAKIM
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall. be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt
Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 152004.0000
Certificate No. 175491-08
File No. 2011-74
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
HANKINS' SUBURBAN HOMESITES
REVISED LOT 34
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 29/26
SEC-TWP-RGE: 33-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
CATHY ALESI TTEE
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb' Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 117142.0000
Certificate No. 177688-08
File No. 2011-75
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
OAKFORD LOT BEG 61.73 FT W OF
SE COR OF LOT 2 AND RUN W 61 FT
N219 FT E 60.5 FT AND S 219 FT TO
BEG BLOCK 30
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 05/66
SEC-TWP-RGE: 22-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
EST OF ANGIE JIMENEZ
. Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 139233.0900
Certificate No. 173923-08
File No. 2011-77
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
PORT TAMPA CITY MAP LOT 10 & 1/2
CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING THEREON
BLOCK 230
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 01/56
SEC-TWP-RGE: 20-30-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
JUAN DOMINGO
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at nocost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder' of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 156359.0000
Certificate No. 176084-08
File No. 2011-79
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
LIVINGSTON HEIGHTS LOTS 2 AND 3
BLOCK 2 AND VACATED CARACAS
ST ABUTTING
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 09/63
SEC-TWP-RGE: 05-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
J L WILLIAMS
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who -
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
.By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PLY-
MOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC
#1305, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 131880.0000
Certificate No. 173322-08
File No. 2011-80
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
BAYBRIDGE REVISED LOTS 1-7 23 24
BLOCK 2 AND CLOSED ALLEY
ABUTTING THEREON ... W 10 FT OF
LOT 8 AND W 35 FT OF LOT 22
BLOCK 2 AND CLOSED ALLEY
ABUTTING THEREON LESS RD R/W
PLAT BOOK/PAGE 10/30
SEC-TWP-RGE: 08-30-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ECOVENTURE NEW PORT I LLC
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 27th day of January, 2011, at
10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to the
date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough, Florida
By Lauren D. Merritt, Deputy Clerk
12/17-1/7/11 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL LAW DIVISION
CASE NO. 10-22194 DIVISION F
IN RE: THE FORFEITURE OF
ONE (1) 2000 DODGE STRATUS
VIN 1B3EJ56HOYN287434
SEIZED BY DAVID GEE, SHERIFF OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CLAIMANT: JULIO A. GARCIA AND
YAREMI GARCIA
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO: JULIO A. GARCIA and
YAREMI GARCIA
13626 Laraway Drive
Riverview, Florida 33569
and all persons who claim an interest
in: ONE (1) 2000 DODGE STRATUS
VIN 1B3EJ56HOYN287434, seized Sep-
tember 29, 2010 at or near 207 3rd Ave-
nue, S.E., Ruskin, in HillsborougH County,
Florida.
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
said property is in the custody of Hills-
borough County Sheriff's Office. Any
Claimant desiring to contest the forfeiture
of the above-described property shall
serve upon the below-signed attorney
any responsive pleadings and affirmative
defenses within twenty (20) days after re-
ceipt of the Complaint for Forfeiture and
Order Finding Probable Cause, pursuant
to 932.703(2)(a), Fla. Stat.
PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES AC-
CORDINGLY this 14th day of Decem-
ber, 2010.
DAVID GEE,
as Sheriff of Hillsborough County
CHRISTOPHER E. BROWN, ESQ.,
Attorney for David Gee,
as Sheriff of Hillsborough County
2008 East 8th Avenue
Post Office Box 3371
Tampa, Florida 33601 (813) 247-8133
Florida Bar No. 0986010
12/17-12/24/102T


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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. 29-2009-CA-014156
DIVISION D
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR ABFC 2007-WMC1
TRUST,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES TERRELL DILLARD, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 8, 2010, and entered in
Case No. 29-2009-CA-014156 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hillsborough County, Florida, in
which U. S. Bank National Association,
as Trustee for ABFC 2007-WMC1 Trust,
is the Plaintiff and James Terrell Dillard,
Nancy Dillard, Mortgage Electronic Reg-
istration Systems, Inc., acting solely as
nominee for GE Money Bank, a Federal
Savings Bank, are defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash in/
on on the 2nd floor, rooms 201/202 in the
George E. Edgecomb Courthouse at 800
E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602, Hills-
borough County, Florida at 2:00PM on the
19th day of January, 2011, the following
described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgement of Foreclosure:
LOT 25, BLOCK 1, CULBREATH
OAKS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 69, PAGE 3 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 12907 OAK SHADOW PLACE,
TAMPA, FL 33624.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida
this 9th day of December, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Francisco Hernandez, Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623
09-19059 12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 29-2008-CA-004333
DIVISION F SECTION I RF
NATIONAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CRAVEN CANADY, JR, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 7, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 29-2008-CA-004333 of
the Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH
County, Florida wherein NATIONAL CITY
BANK, is the Plaintiff and CRAVEN CA-
NADY, JR; JENNIFER CANADY; FIRST
FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORPORATION;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of
the George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 2:00 PM,
on the 18th day of January, 2011, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 4, BLOCK 1, SUAREZ SUBDIVI-
SION, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 47, PAGE 68, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 807 EVENINGSIDE COURT,
TAMPA, FL 33613.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 9, 2010.
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco Hernandez, Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F08012325
12/17-12/24/10 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION A
NO. 06-1710
UCN 292006CP001710DECETA
IN RE ESTATE OF
JAMES RHEA STEPHENS,
Deceased.
JAMES H. HARRIS, individually,
Petitioner,
v.
RUBY H. BENTON, HELEN H.
FAULKNER, JOYCE R. McCOOK and
VERNON LEE McCOOK, and KEMP &
ASSOCIATES, INC.,
Respondents.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTY
SUBJECT TO JUDICIAL PARTITION
NOTICE:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Clerk
of the Circuit Court will sell the following
described real property in the following
manner, and on the following terms and
conditions:
1. The real property to be sold is de-
scribed as: Description: East Tampa
Blocks 1 to 40 and 55 to 62, Lots 5, 6,
and 7, Block 15 as recorded in the Of-
ficial Records of Hillsborough County,
Florida, Book 4461, Page 1281, com-
monly known as 2622 Clark Street,
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
Parcel I.D. Numbers: A-20-29-19-
4X6-000015-00005.0 and A-20-29-
19-4X6-000015-00007.0.
2. The real property will be sold at
public auction to the highest bidder
on January 24, 2011, such sale to
take place at the Hillsborough County
Courthouse, The George E. Edge-
comb Building, Room 201/202, 800
East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida
33602, at 10:00 A.M.
3. The principal terms of the sale are
that at the sale one-third (1/3) of the
sale price shall be paid down, with the
balance of the purchase price paid
within twenty (20) days following such
sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated on December 13, 2010
Pat Frank
as Clerk of the Court
By Angela Gary
as Deputy Clerk
James H. Harris, Esq.
12/17-12/31/10 3T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 10-CP-2269 DIVISION A
Florida Bar #898791
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM HENRY WHEELER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WIL-
LIAM HENRY WHEELER, deceased, File
Number 10-CP-2269, 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 per-
sonal representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of decedent and other per-
sons, who have claims or demands against
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 WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is December 17, 2010.
Personal Representative:
WILLIAM H. WHEELER, JR.
501 Chapmansboro Road
Ashland City, TN 37015
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DAWN M. CHAPMAN, ESQUIRE
DAWN M. CHAPMAN, P.A.
205 N. Parsons Ave.
Brandon, FL 33510
(813) 643-1885
12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-020748
DIVISION G SECTION II RF
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JANICE H. HENRY, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 10, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 09-CA-020748 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff
and JANICE H. HENRY; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JANICE H. HENRY N/K/A
PAUL HENRY; TENANT #1 N/K/A JASON
HENRY are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at 2nd
Floor of the George E. Edgecomb Build-
ing, Room 201/202, located at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at
2:00 PM, on the 24th day of February,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 3 IN BLOCK D OF COUNTY
HILLS EAST UNIT ONE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
82, RAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4507 COUNTY HILLS BOULE-
VARD, PLANT CITY, FL 33563
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 14, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F09083516 12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-007896
DIVISION J SECTION II RF
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TOWNHOMES AT KENSINGTON
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 10, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 09-CA-007896 of the
Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH
County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and TOWN-
HOMES AT KENSINGTON HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MITCHELL
COLE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED IN-
DIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A
RAY GILLESPIE; TENANT #2 N/K/A
AMANDA SKILES: are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at 2nd Floor of the George E. Edge-
comb Building, Room 201/202, located at
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida,
33602 at 2:00 PM, on the 24th day of Feb-
ruary, 2011, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK 3 THE TOWN-
HOMES AT KENSINGTON, PHASE
B, ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 82, PAGE 1 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 413 KENSINGTON LAKE CIR-
CLE, BRANDON, FL 33511.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days alter the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 14, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F09031259 12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2010-CA-020263
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
FOUNDATION, a/k/a THE STATE
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FOUNDATION,
INC., an Iowa non-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ESTATE OF MARY B. SPURRIER,
Deceased, unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against Mary B.
Spurrier, and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title, or interest in the
property herein described; et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CONSTANCE L. CORDINGLEY
610 Cole Street, #206
San Francisco, California 94117
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint to
Quiet Title on the following described real
property located in Hillsborough County,
Florida, to-wit:
Lot 21, Block 36, TEMPLE CREST
UNIT NO. 2, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10,
Page 62, 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, to it on, Plaintiff's Attor-
ney, whose address is: Swann & Hadley,
P.A., 1031 West Morse Boulevard, Suite
350, Winter Park, Florida 32789, within
thirty (30) days from the first date of pub-
lication, and file the original with the Clerk
of the Court of Hillsborough County either
before service on Plaintiff's attorneys, or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for relief
demanded in the Complaint. Respond
date: January 10, 2011.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 30th day of November, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Sarah A. Brown
as Deputy Clerk
Swann & Hadley, P.A.
1031 W. Morse Blvd., Suite 350
Winter Park, FL 32789
12/3-12/24/10 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 10-CA-006012 Division D
SOUTHERN COMMERCE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
v.
JOHN W. NAYLOR and JOHN/JANE
DOE, fictitious names representing
tenants in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant pursuant
to a Uniform Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 7, 2010, en-
tered in Case No. 10-CA-006012-D of the
Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Hillsborough County, Flor-
ida, in which SOUTHERN COMMERCE
BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and JOHN W.
NAYLOR is the Defendant, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder at the George E.
Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs
Street, 2nd floor, Room 201/202, Tampa,
Florida 33602, at 2:00 p.m. on the 11th
day of January, 2011, the following-
described property set forth in said Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure:
Unit No. 1 No. 8320 of Sheldon Of-
fice Park, a Condominium, according
to The Declaration of Condominium
recorded in O.R. Book 17946, Page
514. and all exhibits and amendments
thereof, and recorded in Condominium
Plat Book 24, Page 112, Public Re-
cords of Hillsborough County, Florida,
together with an undivided share or
interest in the common elements ap-
purtenant thereto.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Co-
ordinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 14th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Ronald B. Cohn, Esq.
302 Knights Run Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33602
12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-020785
DIVISION C SECTION I RF
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TRACY E. CAMPBELL, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 10, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 09-CA-020785 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH County,
Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORT-
GAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and TRACY
E. CAMPBELL; WAYNE E. CAMPBELL
AKA WAYNE CAMPBELL; CAROL E.
CAMPBELL AKA CAROL CAMPBELL;
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 SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; SUN CITY SUB-
DIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS' AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1 N/K/A
ERIC BROXSON are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at 2nd Floor of the George E. Edge-
comb Building, Room 201/202, located at
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida,
33602 at 2:00 PM, on the 21st day of Jan-


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
uary, 2011, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 24, BLOCK 69, SUN CITY SUB-
DIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17,
PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUN-
TY, FLORIDbA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON, AS A FIXTURE AND
APPURTENANCE THERETO: 1999,
LIMITED, VIN# FLA14614751A &
FLA14614751B.
A/K/A 2805 METRO DRIVE, RUSKIN,
FL 33570.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the"
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
a st to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 14, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F09080279 12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 29-2008-CA-005292
DIVISION F SECTION I RF
EQUITY ONE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KISHA FRANKLIN, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 15, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 29-2008-CA-005292
of the Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HILLSBOR-
OUGH County, Florida wherein EQUITY
ONE, INC., is the Plaintiff and KISHA
FRANKLIN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF KISHA FRANKLIN N/K/A JOHN DOE
(REFUSED NAME) N/K/A JOHN DOE
(REFUSED NAME) N/K/A JOHN DOE
(REFUSED NAME); DERRICAN FRANK-
LIN; 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 SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at 2nd Floor of the George E. Edge-
comb Building, Room 201/202, located at
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida,
33602 at 2:00 PM, on the 26th day of Janu-
ary, 2011, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
THE EAST 178 FEET OF THE WEST
1087.14 FEET OF THE NORTH /2 OF.
THE NORTH 3/8 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 20 EAST, LESS
THE SOUTH 25 FEET FOR ROAD,
ALL LYING AND BEING IN HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 11204 OAK DRIVE, RIVER-
VIEW, FL 33569.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-'
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 17, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F08014581
12/24-12/31/10 2T


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010022271 DIVISION F
ALESSANDRO LUIZ GOMES ALMEIDA,
Petitioner/Husband,
and
TONI ANN BOBET,
Respondent/Wife.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TONI ANN BOBET
Last known address:
7519 Dove Meadow Trail
Lakeland, Florida 33810
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition
for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed
against you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on ALESSANDRO LUIZ GOMES
ALMEIDA, Petitioner, c/o Monica P. Lopez
Da Silva, Esquire, 511 West Bay Street,
Suite 350, Tampa, Florida 33606, on or
before January 18, 2011, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida 33602. 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 the 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 cur-
rent address. Future papers in this matter
will be mailed to the address on record at
the Clerk's office
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal or striking
of pleadings.
Pat Frank
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By Kadani Rivers
Deputy Clerk
Deputy Clerk 12/10-12/31/10 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION K
29-2010-CA-009613
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., successor
by merger with WACHOVIA BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff(s),
v.
ERIC AUCIELLO; et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated December 9, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 29-2010-CA-009613 of
the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash on the 2nd floor of the
George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, in Tampa, Florida, at 2:00 p.m. on
the 20th day of January, 2011, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment:
The South 20.0 feet of Lot 14, all of
Lot 15 and the North 10.0 feet of Lot
16, Block 4, OAKWOOD VILLA, "The
Subdivision Beautiful" according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 12,
Pages 5 and 6, Public Records of Hill-
sborough County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the improve-
ments now or hereafter erected on the
property, and all easements, rights,
appurtenances, rents, royalties, miner-
af, oil and gas rights and profits, water
rights and stock and all fixtures now or
hereafter attached to the property.
Property Address: 6910 Clearview Av-
enue, Tampa, FL 33614
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated December 13, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit and County Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Trenam, Kemker, et al.
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2700
Tampa, FL 33602
12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No.: 08-CA-008933
REGIONS BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
BLACKBURN & ASSOCIATES REALTY,
INC., a Florida corporation, LINDA
L. BLACKBURN, JOHN/JANE DOE,
FICTITIOUS NAMES REPRESENTING
TENANTS IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 27, 2009 and an Order Resched-
uling Foreclosure Sale dated November 9,
2010, entered in Case No. 08-CA-008933
of the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County,
Florida, in which REGIONS BANK is the
Plaintiff, and BLACKBURN & ASSOCI-
ATES REALTY, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion and LINDA L. BLACKBURN, are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and"
best bidder at the George E Edgecomb
Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs Street, 2nd
floor, Room 201, Tampa, Florida 33602, at
10:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of February,
20_11, the following-described property set
forth in said Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure:


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
PARCEL 1
Beginning 437 feet West of the South-
east corner of the Southeast quar-
ter (SE 1/4) of the Northeast quarter
(NE 1/4) of Section 26, Township
28 South, Range 21 East, Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida, and run thence
West 100 feet; thence North to State
Road #600 right of way; thence East
100 feet along the South right of way
line of State Road #600; run thence
South to point of beginning, LESS
AND EXCEPT the South 326.7 feet
thereof, ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT
the following described property: For
a point of reference commence at
the Intersection of the East boundary
of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast
1/4 of Section 26, Township 28 South,
Range 21 East, Hillsborough County,
Florida, with the Southerly right of way
line of U.S. Highway 92 (State Road
600), said right of way line being 40
feet, measured perpendicular from
the centerline; thence proceed North
87 deg., 01 min., 10 sec., West along
said Southerly right of way line, for
a distance of 16.36 feet to a point of
intersection on said right of way line;
thence continuing along said South-
erly right of way line, North 87 deg.,
03 min., 02 sec., West for a distance
of 521.09 feet to a point on the West
boundary of the East 537 feet of the
SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 26
and to the point of beginning; thence
departing said right of way line, South
00 deg., 30 min., 39 sec, West along
said West boundary, for a distance of
518.18 feet to the North boundary of
the South 326.70 feet of the SE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4 of said Section 26; thence
North 89 deg., 49 min., 56 sec. East
along said North boundary, for a dis-
tance of 35.22 feet; thence North 00
deg., 30 min., 39 sec., East for a dis-
tance of 516.26 feet to the Southerly
right of way line of U.S. Highway 92
(State Road 600); thence North 87
deg., 03 min., 02 sec., West along
said right of way line, for a distance
of 35.25 feet to the point of beginning.
PARCEL 2
For a point of reference commence at
the Southeast corner of the SE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4 of Section 26, Township
28 South, Range 21 East; Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida; thence proceed
South 89 deg., 49 min.,.56 sec., West
along the South boundary of the SE
1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 26
for a distance of 437.01 feet on the
West boundary of the East 437.00
feet of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said
Section 26; thence North 00 deg., 30
min., 39 sec., East along the West
boundary, for a distance of 326.70
feet to the point of beginning; thence
continue North 00 deg., 30 min., 39
sec., East for a distance of 512.74
feet to the Southerly right of way line
of U.S. Highway 92 (State Road 600),
said right of way line being 40 feet,
measured perpendicular from the cen-
terline; thence South 87 deg., 03 min.,
02 sec., East along said South right of
way line, for a distance of 35.25 feet;
thence departing said right of way line
South 00 deg., 30 min., 39 sec., West
for a distance of 510.82 feet to the
North boundary of the South 326.70
feet of the SE 1/4 of the Northeast
1/4 of said Section 26; thence South
89 deg., 49 min., 56 sec., West along
said North boundary, for a distance of
35.23 feet to the point of beginning.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Co-
ordinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 12th day of November, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tonya R. Tucker, Deputy Clerk
Ronald B. Cohn, Esq.
302 Knights Run Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33602
12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 09-28436 Div. B
TOTALBANK, a Florida banking
corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.
WILLIAM H. HOLLY, individually;
ROBERT K. McCAMMON, individually;
MCRPA, LLC, a Florida limited liability
company; MCRPB, LLC, a Florida limited
liability company; MCRPC, LLC, a Florida
limited liability company; MCRPD, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company; MCRPE,
LLC, a Florida limited liability company;
MCRPF, LLC, a Florida limited liability
company; MCRPG, LLC, a Florida limited
liability company; MCRPH, LLC, a Florida
limited liability company; and HOLLY
REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company,
Defendants.
3RD AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant
to a Third Amended Default Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated November 29,
2010 and entered in TotalBank v. William
H. Holly, et al., Case No. 09-28436 Div. B
of the Circuit Court of the 13th Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida
wherein TOTALBANK is plaintiff and WIL-
LIAM H. HOLLY et al., are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash on the 2nd Floor of the George E.
Edgecomb Building, Room 201/202, locat-
ed at 800 East Twiggs Street in Tampa,
FL at 2:00 p.m., on the 7th day of Janu-
ary, 2011 the following described property
as set forth in said First Amended Default
Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: 115
S. Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609 and
3909 W. Cleveland Avenue, Tampa, FL
33609 whose legal description is:
Parcel 1: MCRPA, LLC:
Unit Nos. 102, 103, 110, 111, 112, 113,
and 114 of MELROSE COURTYARD
CONDOMINIUM 1, a Condominium, ac-
cording to the Declaration of Condomini-
um, as recorded in Official Records Book
16223, Page 1335, of the Public Records
of Hillsborough County, Florida.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Parcel 2: MCRPB, LLC:
Unit Nos. 116, 117, 119, 125, 126, 202,
and 203 of MELROSE COURTYARD
CONDOMINIUM I, a Condominium, ac-
cording to the Declaration of Condomini-
um, as recorded in Official Records Book
16223, Page 1335, of the Public Records
of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Parcel 3: MCRPC, LLC:
Unit Nos. 213, 214, 215, 220, 226, 227,
and 228 of MELROSE COURTYARD
CONDOMINIUM I, a Condominium, ac-
cording to the Declaration of Condomini-
um, as recorded in Official Records Book
16223, Page 1335, of the Public Records
of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Parcel 4: MCRPD, LLC:
Unit Nos. 101, 102, 103, 109, 110, 111,
and 112 of MELROSE COURTYARD
CONDOMINIUM II, a Condominium, ac-
cording to the Declaration of Condomini-
um, as recorded in Official Records Book
16223, Page 1478, of the Public Records
of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Parcel 5: MCRPE, LLC:
Unit Nos. 113, 114. 115, 116, 117, and
123 of MELROSE COURTYARD CON-
DOMINIUM II, a Condominium, accord-
ing to the Declaration of Condominium,
as recorded in Official Records Book
16223, Page 1478, of the Public Rec-
ords of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Parcel 6: MCRPF, LLC:
Unit Nos. 124, 125, 126, 202, and 203 of
MELROSE COURTYARD CONDOMIN-
IUM II, a Condominium, according to the
Declaration of Condominium, as record-
ed in Official Records Book 16223, Page
1478, of the Public Records of Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida.
Parcel 7: MCRPG, LLC:
Unit Nos. 209, 210, 211, 212, 13, and
214 of MELROSE COURTYARD CON-
DOMINIUM II, a Condominium, accord-
ing to the Declaration of Condominium,
as recorded in Official Records Book
16223, Page 1478, of the Public Rec-
ords of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Parcel 8: MCRPH, LLC:
Unit Nos. 215, 216, 217, 224, and 225 of
MELROSE COURTYARD CONDOMIN-
IUM II, a Condominium, according to the
Declaration of Condominium, as record-
ed in Official Records Book 16223, Page
1478, of the Public Records of Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida.
Less and except the property whose le-
gal description is:
Condominium Unit Nos. 102, 103, 110,
111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 119, 125,
126,202, 203, 213, 214, 215, 220, 226,
227, and 228 of MELROSE COURT I
CONDOMINIUM; a Condominium to-
gether with its undivided share in the
common elements appurtenant thereto;
according to the Declaration of Condo-
minium and related documents as re-
corded in Official Records Book 16223,
at Page 1335, and the plat thereof, in the
Public Records of Hillsborough County,
Florida, and all amendments and exhib-
its there.
113 S. Lois Avenue, Tampa, Florida
33609.
Less and except the property whose le-
gal description is:
Condominium Unit Nos. 101, 102, 103,
109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116,
117, 123, 124, 125, 126,202, and 203 of
MELROSE COURT II CONDOMINIUM;
a Condominium together with its undi-
vided share in the common elements
appurtenant thereto: according to the
Declaration of Condominium and related
documents as recorded in Official Re-
cords Book 16223, Page 1478, and the
plat thereof, recorded in the Public Re-
cords of Hillsborough County, Florida,
and all amendments and exhibits there.
3909 W. Cleveland Avenue. Tampa,
Florida 33609.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya R. Tucker
Deputy Clerk
Berger Singerman
350 East Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-009686
DIVISION G SECTION II RF
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
DEUTSCHE BANK ALT 2006-AB3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JNT HOLDINGS, LLC AS TRUSTEE OF
THE 9320 CRESCENT LOOP CIRCLE
TRUST, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 7, 2010 and entered in
Case No. 09-CA-009686 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH County,
Florida wherein HSBC BANK USA, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR DEUTSCHE BANK ALT 2006-AB3,
is the Plaintiff and JNT HOLDINGS, LLC
AS TRUSTEE OF THE 9320 CRESCENT
LOOP CIRCLE TRUST; THE UNKNOWN
BENEFICIARIES OF THE 9320 CRES-
CENT LOOP CIRCLE TRUST; GRAZYNA
PAJUNEN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CROSS-
WYNDE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 2nd
Floor of the George E. Edgecomb Build-
ing, Room 201/202, located at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602
at 2:00 PM, on the 18th day of January,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
UNIT NO. 21-104 CROSSWYNDE
CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM
ACCORDING TO THE DECLARA-
TION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 16005, PAGE 672, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED
INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS APPURTENANT THERETO.
A/K/A 9320 CRESCENT LOOP CIR-
CLE, #21-104, TAMPA, FL 33619.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 9, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F09040831 12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 10-DR-21497 Division J
LATIA R. WILLIAMS,
Petitioner
and
TROY C. WILLIAMS,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: TROY C. WILLIAMS
Last Known Address:
10055 SW 180th Avenue Rd.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on LATIA R. WILLIAMS,
whose address is 2126 River Turia Circle,
Riverview, FL 33578, on or before Decem-
ber 27, 2010, and file the original with the
clerk of this Court at Family Law Division,
800 E. Twiggs St., Room 101, Tampa, FL
33602, before service on Petitioner or im-
mediately 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 cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated November 24, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Millie D. Ramos
Deputy Clerk 12/3-12/24/10 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-019796
DIVISION C SECTION I RF
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRIAN A. MCBRIDE, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 6, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 09-CA-019796 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
is the Plaintiff and BRIAN A. MCBRIDE;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN A.
MCBRIDE; 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
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS: TENANT
#1; TENANT #2; are the Defendants,
The Clerk of the Court will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 2nd
Floor of the George E. Edgecomb Build-
ing; Room 201/202, located at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at
2:00 PM, on the 21st day of January,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 3, OF ANTARCTICA TOWN-
HOMES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 96, BOOK 88, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 609 S. MELVILLE AVENUE, #2,
TAMPA, FL 33606.
Any person claiming an interest in the


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surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 8, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F09077655 12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08 02673
DIVISION F SECTION I RF
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE A. ARMELLA, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 9, 2010, and entered in
Case No. 08 02673 of the Circuit Court
of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida
wherein FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF AR-
IZONA, is the Plaintiff and JOSE A. AR-
MELLA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOSE A. ARMELLA A/K/A JUDITH AR-
MELLA; THE ENCLAVE AT RICHMOND
PLACE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 2nd
Floor of the George E. Edgecomb Build-
ing, Room 201/202, located at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602
at 2:00 PM, on the 20th day of January,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT 433, BUILDING
400, THE ENCLAVE AT RICHMOND
PLACE. TOGETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON
ELEMENTS, ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
THEREOF RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORD BOOK 15090 PAGE 1252,
AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 18001 RICHMOND PLACE
DRIVE, UNIT #433, TAMPA, FL 33647.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street. room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 10, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tonya R. Tucker, Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F08004870 12/17-12/24/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 10-CP-2745 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HUBERT A. JOHNSON
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HU-
BERT A. JOHNSON, deceased, whose
date of death was November 11, 2010,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 800 E. Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida 33602. The names
and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME 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 FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is December 17, 2010.
Personal Representative:
SOPHIA VICTORIA JOHNSON
13105 Leisurewood Place. Apt. D
Tampa, Florida 33612
Attorney for Personal Representative:
PAUL E. RIFFEL
Flonrida Bar No. 352098
1319W. Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33612
(813) 265-1185 Fax: (813) 265-0940
12/17-12/24/102T


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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. 29 2007 CA 012073
DIVISION F SECTION I RF
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST, ARNOLD J.
HILTON A/K/A ARNOLD JOHN HILTON,
DECEASED, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclos-
ure dated December 14. 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 29 2007 CA 012073 of
the Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH
County, Florida wherein CITIFINANCIAL
MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., is the
Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, AR-
NOLD J. HILTON A/K/A ARNOLD JOHN
HILTON, DECEASED; MARGARET
JEANETTE HILTON A/K/A MARGARET
HILTON, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE
OF ARNOLD J. HILTON A/K/A ARNOLD
JOHN HILTON, DECEASED; ROBERT
ARNOLD HILTON A/K/A ROBERT A.
HILTON, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF
ARNOLD J. HILTON A/K/A ARNOLD
JOHN HILTON, DECEASED; CHERYL
C. HILTON, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE
OF ARNOLD J. HILTON A/K/A ARNOLD
JOHN HILTON, DECEASED; SANDRA
M. CASTRO; 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
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; STATE
OF FLORIDA; HILLSBOROUGH COUN-
TY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY; are the De-
fendants, The Clerk will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of
the George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 2:00 PM,
on the 25th day of January, 2011, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Firnal Judgment:
THAT PART OF GOVERNMENT
LOT 5 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP
30 SOUTH RANGE 20 EAST, DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE
* SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 21,
OF PERU SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY FLORIDA, RUN
THENCE EAST 355.85 FEET ALONG
THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID
GOVERNMENT LOT 5, FOR A POINT
OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINU-
ING EAST 86.75 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 6 DEGREES EAST 138.2
FEET TO A CANAL; THENCE SOUTH
73 DEGREES WEST 61 FEET
ALONG CANAL; THENCE SOUTH 20
DEGREES WEST 125.65 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; LESS
ROAD RIGHT OF WAY OF SOUTH
BOUNDARY ALL IN HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY FLORIDA.
A/K/A 8623 PARKWAY CIRCLE, RIV-
ERVIEW, FL 33569.
Any person claiming an interest' in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 17, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F07034124 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-21520 (DIV. G)
COMMUNITY BANK OF FLORIDA, INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plaintiff,
v.
JERTOW, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company; WILLIAM E. TOWER,
JR. and JENNIFER TOWER, individually
And TOWER GROVE ESTATES HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida
Non-profit corporation;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to the Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated December 16, 2010 and
entered in Case No. 09-21520 (Div. G) of
the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Hilisborough, Florida
wherein COMMUNITY BANK OF FLORI-
DA, INC., Plaintiff, and JERTOW, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company; WILLIAM
E. TOWER, JR.; JENNIFER TOWER,
individually, and TOWER GROVE ES-
TATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of
The George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida on the 27th day of
January, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. the following
described property as set forth in said Or-
der of Final Judgment, to wit:
The North % of the Northwest 1/ of the
Southeast %1 of Section 16, Township


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
29 South, Range 22 East, Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida. Less and except
County maintained road rights-of-way
along the Northerly boundary line for
Kilgore Road and along the West-
erly boundary line for Hawkins Road.
Lest and Except Lots 6, 20, 24 and
28 of Tower Grove Estates, a plat
recorded in Plat Book 116, Page 89,
Public Records of Hillsborough Coun-
ty, Florida
Now known as:
Lots 1 through 5, inclusive; Lots 7
through 19, inclusive; Lots 21, 22, 23,
25, 26, 27 and Tract A, of Tower Grove
Estates, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 116,
Page 89, 90 and 91 of the Public Re-
cords of Hillsborough County, Florida
(For informational purposes, Lots 6,
20, 24 and 28 of Tower Grove Estates
have been partially released from the
mortgage).
Property Address:
Lot 23: 615 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 13: 713 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 10: 732 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 7: 709 Kilgore Rd Plant City
Lot 1: 603 Kilgore Rd Plant City
Lot 26: 725 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 17: 616 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 15: 702 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot5: 703 Kilgore Rd Plant City
Lot 22: 609 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 21: 603 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 18: 610 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 9: 738 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 14: 708 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 12: 720 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 4: 701 Kilgore Rd Plant City
Lot 2: 609 Kilgore Rd Plant City
Lot 25: 719 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 11: 726 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 8: 735 Kilgore Rd Plant City
Lot 27. 731 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 14: 622 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 19: 604 Tower Grove Dr. Plant City
Lot 3: 615 Kilgore Rd Plant City
Tract A: N/A
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Pat Frank
Clerk, Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
As Deputy Clerk
Freshman & Freshman, LLC
9155 S. Dadeland Blvd., Miami, FL 33156
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 10-CP-2694 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEATRICE I. BARTLEY, aka BEATRICE
IRENE BARTLEY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BE-
ATRICE I. BARTLEY, aka BEATRICE
IRENE BARTLEY, aka MARCY K. CHAN-
CEY, deceased, whose date of death
was November 19, 2009; File Number
10-CP-2694, Div. A, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 800 Twiggs Street, Tampa,
FL 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 copy of this
notice is required to be served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE 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 FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIl-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is December 24, 2010.
Personal Representative:
BEVERLY SUE MAGINN
103 18th Street NW
Ruskin, FL 33570-2936
Attorney for Personal Representative:
GREGORY A. RICHARDS, JR.
Florida Bar No. 0028339
FOWLER WHITE BOGGS P.A.
. 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 228-7411
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-11413
DIVISION F SECTION I RF
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR
MORTGAGE IT 2006-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
AARON M. SHAPIRO. et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated December 14, 2010, and
entered in Case No. 2007-CA-11413 of
the Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH
County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS
TRUSTEE FOR MORTGAGE IT 2006-1,
is the Plaintiff and AARON M. SHAPIRO;


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA;
PEBBLE CREEK VILLAGE HOMEOWN-
ER'S ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the De-
fendants, The Clerk will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of
the George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 2:00 PM,
on the 25th day of January, 2011, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 8, BLOCK 1, PEBBLE CREEK
VILLAGE UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 60, PAGE 38 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9616 FOX HEARST ROAD,
TAMPA, FL 33647.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 17, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F07030269 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 10-CP-2757 Division East
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SUSAN YOUNG STROHBACH
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SU-
SAN YOUNG STROHBACH, deceased,
whose date of death was November 1,
2010; File Number 10-CP-2757, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Hillsborough
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 800 E. Twiggs Street,
Tampa, FL 33602. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice is required to be served must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME 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 FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE 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 December 24, 2010.
Personal Representative:
MARY ELLEN STROHBACH
3410 Silverstone Court
Plant City, FI 33566
Attorney for Personal Representative:
THOMAS L. BURROUGHS
Florida Bar No. 0070660
110 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Telephone: 813-633-6312
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 10-CA-17463 Division H
AVIVA LIFE AND ANNUITY COMPANY,
an Iowa corporation,
Plaintiff,
V.
BOYETTE BALM RIVERVIEW, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company and B.
MITCHELL BURLEY, an individual,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered on the 9th day of December, 2010,
in that certain cause pending in the Circuit
Court in and for Hillsborough County,
Florida, wherein BOYETTE BALM RIVER-
VIEW, LLC and B. MITCHELL BURLEY
are Defendants, Civil Action Case No.
10-CA-17463, I, Pat Frank, Clerk of the
aforesaid Court, will at 2:00 p.m. on Janu-
ary 13, 2011, offer for sale and sell to the
highest bidder for cash on the 2nd floor
of the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse,
800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida
33602, the following described property,
situate and being in Hillsborough County,
Florida to-wit:
Lot 1, Boyette Retail Center Platted
Subdivision No Improvements, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 99, Pages 238
and 239, Public Records of Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida. Less and except
that portion deeded to Hillsborough
County by Warranty Deed recorded
in O.R. Book 14748, Page 710, as re-
recorded in O.R. Book 14881, Page
1025 and O.R Book 15022, Page
1238, Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida.
Together with an easement for vehi-
cle parking as recorded in O.R. Book
13416, Page 272, as assigned in O.R.
Book 14154, Page 813, Public Re-
cords of Hillsborough County, Florida,
and together with easements for in-


* LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
gress, egress, passage, parking and
delivery, by vehicles and pedestrians,
utilities, storm, drainage and retention,
and signs, as recorded in O.R. Book
13681, page 708, as amended in O.R.
Book 14749, Page 1636, Public Rec-
ords of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Said sale will be made pursuant to and
in order to satisfy the terms of said Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 13th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Alexis de la Rosa
Deputy Clerk
Quarles & Brady, LLP
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 10-CA-012548
DIVISION B SECTION I RF
JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST JOSEPHINE
CURRY NELACLIFF A/K/A JOSEPHINE
NELACLIFF.A/K/A JOSEPHINE E.
' NELACLIFF, DECEASED, et a!,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 15, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 10-CA-012548 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein JAMES B. NUTTER & COM-
PANY, is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST JOSEPHINE CURRY NELA-
CLIFF A/K/A JOSEPHINE NELACLIFF
A/K/A JOSEPHINE E. NELACLIFF, DE-
CEASED; 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
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ANDREA
PRINCE WALKER A/K/A ANDRE WALK-
ER, SR., AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF
JOSEPHINE B NELACLIFF, DECEASED;
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BE-
HALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUS-
ING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; are
the Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 2nd
-Floor of the George E. Edgecomb Build-
ing, Room 201/202, located at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at
10:00 AM, on the 26th day of January,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
THE SOUTH 104.75 FEET OF BLOCK
19, MONTANA CITY, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 75, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4010 N. 37TH STREET, TAM-
PA, FL 33610.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 17, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F10037780 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 29-2010-CA-018392
DIVISION G SECTION II RF
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
M. IVETTE ROS A/K/A MARIA IVETTE
ROS, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: M. IVETTE ROS A/K/A MARIA
IVETTE ROS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
7808 Abbey Mist Cove
Tampa, FL 33619
CURRENT ADDRESS:
7808 Abbey Mist Cove
Tampa, FL 33619
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
M. IVETTE ROS A/K/A MARIA
IVETTE ROS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
7808 Abbey Mist Cove
Tampa, FL 33619
CURRENT ADDRESS:
7808 Abbey Mist Cove
Tampa, FL 33619


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
TENANT #1
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
7808 Abbey Mist Cove
Tampa, FL 33619
CURRENT ADDRESS:
7808 Abbey Mist Cove
Tampa, FL 33619
TENANT #2
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
7808 Abbey Mist Cove
Tampa, FL 33619
CURRENT ADDRESS:
7808 Abbey Mist Cove
Tampa, FL 33619
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 SPOUSE, 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 30 BLOCK 2 CANTERBURY
LAKES PHASE 4, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 102,
PAGE 259-262, OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on or before January 24,
2011, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter, other-
wise a default will be entered 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 par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 17th day of December, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Court
By Sarah A. Brown
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F1 0066389 12/24-12/31/10 2T

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS TRADE NAME
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed intends) to register with the Florida
Department of State, Division of Corpora-
tions, pursuant to Section 865.09 of the
Florida Statutes (Chapter 90-267), the
trade name of:
WTG SYSTEMS
Owner: Bay Area Property Services, Inc.
Address: 2705 N. 35th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
12/24/10 1T

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER
FItTITIOUS TRADE NAME
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed intends) to register with the Florida
Department of State, Division of Corpora-
tions, pursuant to Section 865.09 of the
Florida Statutes (Chapter 90-267), the
trade name of:
CLADDING SOLUTIONS, INC.
Owner: Emerald Resource Corporation
Address: 2506 W. Sunset Drive
Tampa, FL 33609
12/24/10 1T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 10-DR-19279 Division R
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF:
WILLIE BOZEMAN,
Husband,
and
LATOYA LESHAWN MILLER,
Wife
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION
TO: LATOYA LESHAWN MILLER
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage, has been filed
against you. You are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to
this action on Peter M. Farren of The Far-
ren Law Office, P.A., Petitioner's attorney,
whose address is 431 Lithia Pinecrest
Road, Brandon, Florida 33511, on or be-
fore January 28, 2011, and file the original
with the clerk of this court at 302 N. Michi-
gan Avenue, Plant City, Florida 33563,
either before service on Petitioner's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will 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 mailtbmied to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fam-
ily Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
.result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated December 16, 2010
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Jarryd Randolph
Deputy Clerk 12/24-1/14/11 4T


LA GACETA/Friday, December 24, 2010/Page 23








LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 10-CA-011637
DIVISION I SECTION II
DAVID SMITH and JUANITA SMITH,
Plaintiffs
v.
CYNTHIA F. WILLIAMS, a single
woman, MIA ROCHELLE a/k/a MIA
ROCHELLE WILLIAMS, a single woman,
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY,
THE REALTY ASSOCIATES FUND IV,
L.P., THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA; and UNKNOWN PERSONS IN
POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Hillsborough County, Florida, I
will sell the property situate in HILLSBOR-
OUGH County, Florida described as:
Property Address: 1402 E. 27th Ave.,
Tampa, FL 33605
Legal Description:
THE SOUTH 100 feet of the West
150 feet of Lot 4, Block 3, Benjamin's
3rd Subdivision, Less right-of-way for
14th Street from Order of Taking No.
186197 in Chancery Order Book 735,
Page 597, according to map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 21, of the Public records of Hills-
borough County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and the best
bidder, for cash, in Rooms 201/202, 2nd
Floor of the George Edgecomb Court-
house, located at 800 E. Twiggs St., Tam-
pa, Florida, at 2:00 p.m., on the 3rd day of
March, 2011.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale. -
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated on the 20th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann, as Deputy Clerk
Frank Miranda
703 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-CA-23192
IBERIABANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
TIMOTHY HARNESS; MARY JANE
HARNES; E-LOAN, INC.; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; BANCO POPULAR
NORTH AMERICA; RIVER CHASE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION
BANK;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to a final judgment of foreclosure in the
above-captioned action, I will sell the
property situated in Hillsborough County,
Florida, described as follows:
Lot 26, RIVER CHASE, according to
map or plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 96, page 3, Public Records of
Hillsborough County, Florida.
at public sale, in the presence of the
Plaintiff, to the highest and best bidder for
cash, on the second floor, Rooms 201/202
in the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse
at 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida,
on the 31st day of March, 2011, at 2:00
p.m., pursuant to the terms of the Sum-
mary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and
in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida
Statutes. Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of
the lis pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 20th day of December, 2010
Pat Frank
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
As Deputy Clerk
Scott D. McKay, Esq.
2055 Wood Street, Sarasota, FL 34237
12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-CA-023055
DIVISION H SECTION II RF
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE HERNANDEZ, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 16, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 08-CA-023055 of the
Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH Coun-
ty, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOSE HERNAN-
DEZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT .
JOSE HERNANDEZ N/K/A LESLIE HER-
NANDEZ; VILLAGE OAKS AT TAMPA
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.
A DISSOLVED CORP.; TAMPA OAKS
PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA; HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY; HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT; are the Defendants, I will -sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
at 2nd Floor of the George E. Edgecomb
Building, Room 201/202, located at 800
East Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida,
33602 at 2:00PM, on the 27th day of Jan-
uary, 2011, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
UNIT 632 BLDG 6, VILLAGE OAKS
AT TAMPA, A CONDOMINIUM, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL REC-
ORDS BOOK 17453, PAGE 739,
AND IN CONDOMINIUM BOOK 23,
PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUN-
TY, FLORIDATOGETHER WITH
AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTE-
NANT THERETO AS SET FORTH
IN SAID DECLARATION AND ANY
AMENDMENTS THERETO
A/K/A 8560 MONTRAVAIL CIRCLE,
UNIT 6-632, TAMPA, FL 33637.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt o if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 20, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F08082267 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-CA-029834
DIVISION D SECTION I RF
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2007RS2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DENNIS RIVERA, et al.
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 20, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 08-CA-029834 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and'for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein LASALLE BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
RAMP 2007RS2, is the Plaintiff and DEN-
NIS RIVERA; EISY 0. RIVERA; STATE
OF FLORIDA; HILLSBOROUGH COUN-
TY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT;
TENANT #1 N/K/A ANA MOSLEY are the
Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of
the George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 10:00
PM, on the 31 st day of January, 2011, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 15, BLOCK 2, SULPHUR
SPRINGS ADDITION TO TAMPA, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE
5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, TOGETHER WITH THE EAST
1/2 OF CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING
THEREON.
A/K/A 8602 N. 10TH STREET, TAM-
PA, FL 33604.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 21, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F08108673 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-013254 DIVISION F
INDYMAC BANK, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANDREW P. EMMER, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 20, 2010, entered
in Case Number 2007-CA-013254 of the
Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Hillsborough County,
Florida in which !ndymac Bank, FSB, is
the Plaintiff and Andrew P. Emmer, All
American Air Conditioning, Auto-Owners
Insurance Company, Bay Port Colony
Property Owners Association, Inc. Mort-
gage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
North Bay Village Condominium Associa-
tion, Inc, are defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in/on the
2nd floor, rooms 201/202 in the George E.
Edgecomb Courthouse at 800 E. Twiggs
Street, Tampa, FL 33602, Hillsborough
County, Florida at 2:00PM on the 31st day
of January, 2011, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judge-
ment of Foreclosure:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 15B-3 OF
NORTH BAY VILLAGE CONDOMINI-
UM, A CONDOMINIUM ACCORDING
TO DECLARATION OF CONDO-
MINIUM RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 3595, PAGE 385
AND AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 3638, PAGE 1433,
AND FURTHER AMENDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK 3732, PAGE
135 AND ACCORDING TO CONDO-
MINIUM PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 48 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 6315 NEWTOWN CIRCLE,
TAMPA, FL 33615.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale. .
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida
this 21st day of December, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Alicia Cardinez
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623
10-58580 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-001076
DIVISION D SECTION I RF
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHAWN FOLEY, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated December 20, 2010, and
entered in Case No. 09-CA-001076 of the
Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH
County, Florida wherein GMAC MORT-
GAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and SHAWN
FOLEY; VILLAGES OF BLOOMINGDALE
I HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
TENANT l#1 N/K/A IAN SMITH, and TEN-
ANT #2 N/K/A KRISTEN SMITH are the
Defendants, The Clerk will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of
the George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 10:00
AM, on the 31st day of January, 2011. the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 6, BLOCK 36, VILLAGES OF
BLOOMINGDALE PHASE 2 AND 3,
BOOK 105, PAGE(S) 170 THROUGH
176, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9761 CARLSDALE DRIVE, RIV-
ERVIEW, FL 33569.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 21, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F09002943 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08007885
DIVISION G SECTION II RF
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTER ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES TRUST, 2006-
FRE2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRADLEY POLANCO et al,
Defendanl(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 16, 2010, and entered in
Case No. 08007885 DIV G of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR
ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST,
2006-FRE2, is the Plaintiff and BRADLEY
POLANCO; COPPERFIELD AT TAMPA
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC;
TENANT 1il N/K/A MOSES BALDES are
the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor of
the George E. Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202. located at 800 East Twiggs
Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 2:00 PM,
on the 27th day of January, 2011, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in


Page 24/LA GACETA/Friday, December 24, 2010


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
said Final Judgment:
LOT 17 IN BLOCK 6 OF COPPER-
FIELD UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 60 PAGE
17 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 7204 HOLLOWELL DRIVE,
TAMPA, FL 33634.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 20, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F08026346 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-017912
DIVISION G SECTION II RF
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FONTINA PAPAS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 16, 2010, and entered in
Case No. 2007-CA-017912 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE
COMPANY, is the Plaintiff and FONTINA
PAPAS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
FOTINA PAPAS N/K/A MARIO POMPEO;
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY;
are the Defendants, The Clerk will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at 2nd
Floor of the George E. Edgecomb Build-
ing, Room 201/202, located at 800 East
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602
at 2:00 PM, on the 27th day of January,
2011, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 17, BLOCK 5, LESS THE NORTH
60.60 FEET THEREOF, CLAYTON
SUBDIVISION AT BRANDON, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 30,
PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 214 MASON STREET, BRAN-
DON, FL 33511
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 20, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F07062651 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07-CA-009498
DIVISION K SECTION II RF
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP
TRUST 2004-OPT, MORTGAGE PASS
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-OPT,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS PARAMOURE A/K/A THOMAS.
JARREAU PARAMOURE, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 16, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 07-CA-009498 of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH County,
Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUST-
EE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2004-OPT,
MORTGAGE PASS CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2004-OPT, is the Plaintiff and
THOMAS PARAMOURE A/K/A THOMAS
JARREAU PARAMOURE; RONDA PAR-
AMOURE; 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;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at 2nd Floor
of the George Edgecomb Building, Room
201/202, located at 800 E. Twiggs Street,
Tampa, Florida, 33602 at 2:00PM, on the
3rd day of March, 2011, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment
LOT 76 IN BLOCK 1 OF BLOOM-
INGDALE SECTION C UNIT 3,
ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
BOOK 52 ON PAGE 69 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 714 CALIENTE DRIVE, BRAN-
DON, FL 33511.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 20, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Francisco R. Hernandez
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F07026286 12/24-12/31/10 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 09-CA-000082
DIVISION D SECTION I RF
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW
YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS
SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP
2004RS4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLES R. BROOKS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 20, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 09-CA-000082.of the Circuit
Court of the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-
ida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK
MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF
NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS
SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP
2004RS4, is the Plaintiff and CHARLES R.
BROOKS; DAYNA BROOKS; COPPER-
FIELD TOWNHOMES HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF FLOR-
IDA; HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY; HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT; TENANT #1 N/K/A-
MARIA RIVERIA are the Defendants, The
Clerk will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at 2nd Floor of the George
E. Edgecomb Building, Room 201/202, lo-
cated at 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa,
Florida, 33602 at 10:00 PM, on the 31st
day of January, 2011, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 1, BLOCK 3, COPPERFIELD
TOWNHOMES, ACCORDING TO MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 61, PAGE 2, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN
PARCEL "A."
A/K/A 7618 COLONIAL COURT, TAM-
PA, FL 33615.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, room 604, or
call (813) 272-7040 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you
are voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 21, 2010.
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Tiffany Mann, Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
FO8113726 12/24-12/31/10 2T

STATE OF NEW MEXICO
SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT
COUNTY OF BERNALILLO
Case No. CV 2010-13552
RICHARD MATA and CORDELIA E.
MATA,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
JAKE MATA, JR.,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT
TO DEFENDANT: JAKE MATA, JR.
You are hereby notified that a suit has
been filed against you in the said court
and county by the above-named plaintiffs
in which plaintiffs request partition and es-
tablishing their claim to certain real prop-
erty described in the complaint for partition
in said cause which is situated in Bernalillo
County, New Mexico, against the adverse
claims of defendant.
You are further notified that unless you
enter or cause to be entered your appear-
ance in said cause on or before February
7, 2011, judgment will be rendered in said
cause against you by default and the relief
requested will be granted.
WITNESS the Honorable Beatrice
Brickhouse, District Judge of the Second
Judicial District Court of the State of New
Mexico, and the seal of the District Court
of Bernalillo County, this 17th day of De-
cember, 2010.
Juanita M. Duran
District Court Clerk
By Cathy Chavez, Deputy
Richmond L. Neely
Attorney for Plaintiffs
P.O. Box 1787, Albuquerque. NM 87103
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The La Gaceta holiday tradition
continues in 2010 as we share gifts
of nostalgia. While times are tough,
they've certainly been worse. These
stories will remind us that the best
present we could ever receive is
sharing our present moment with
those for whom we love and care.
La Gaceta's friends and family
were kind enough to dive into the
snow hill of their memory to share
their favorite Holiday stories best
served with a nice hot mug of cocoa
and some fuzzy slippers.
Dick Greco
When I was a kid, we had
a hardware store in Ybor
City on 8th Avenue and 15th
Street. At Christmas time,
one of our biggest sellers was
skates. Everybody when they
were kids got skates and skat-
ed down whatever sidewalks
there were in Ybor City at that
time. We sold hundreds of
pairs of skates. I recall for a
lot of people like many other
things they bought in those
days they would come in,
pay something down and then
come in on Saturdays to pay a
dollar or whatever they agreed
to pay. It wasn't just Christ-
mas, it was all year long for
things people needed. I don't
recall anyone ever not fulfill-
ing their obligations. When
the skates got worn down,
kids would take the wheels off
and put them on the bottom
of a 2x4 and put a bar on-top
made out of wood and made
a scooter. Just about every
kid had a scooter made out of
skates.
Another thing a lot of kids
had was electric trains. I had
one that would dump logs and
do all kinds of stuff. We would
set that up mostly at Christ-
mas time and then put it away
the rest of the year. If you had
room in the house, you would
mount it up on a big sheet of
plywood.
When I was a kid at the
hardware store, BB guns were
the big sellers for boys. Of
course, those were the days
when they were selling things
in the hardware store that you
don't see anymore. We had
kerosene heaters and wicks
by the yard for people to heac
their home and things of that
nature that today don't even


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train from the 1960s.
exist. Windows went up and
down with sash cord and win-
dow weights and all types of
things that today don't exist
unless the house is 100 years
old.
I remember my parents
and others tried to make their
kids happy and make a big
deal out'of Christmas. They
did everything to try to get the
things their children wanted.
Even people who didn't have
the money to do it would save.
It was very important for the
family to be happy, especially
the kids. It wasn't so much
for adults in those days as I
recall, it was: "What can we
do for the kids to make them
happy?" And of course there
were more Santa Claus stories
and that type of thing. Nowa-
days kids can go on the Inter-
net by the time they are three,
so it's just a different world.
I recall one year, I used to
shoot a lot. I had all kinds of
BB guns and so forth and I
was moving up to real guns.
I used to go up in the woods
with my dad and the people
there in Ybor City. I wanted
very badly a .410 shotgun;
I remember opening a num-
ber of presents and it wasn't
there. I didn't say anything,
but I was disappointed. I must
have been 11 or 12 years old.
There was a big roll of roofing
- it used to be sold that way,
rolls of roofing that had a hole
in the middle. It was wrapped
up and I didn't know what


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it was under the tree. They
said, "You might want. to open
that." I opened it, and the gun
was in the middle of the roll
of roofing in the hole. They
would do things like that to
make sure you had the most
enjoyment you could possibly
have.
It was a joyous time, espe-
cially in and around Ybor City.
We lived in Seminole Heights,
but we always had a Christ-
mas tree and we always deco-
rated it together as a family.
All the families got together on
Christmas Day and Eve, and
people would cook and make
all kinds of different pas-
tries and so forth that were
for Christmas. They did the
same thing for Easter; they
made baskets out of dough
with the eggs in them. It was
a time when everyone worked
hard on the things they pro-
duced. They didn't just go
down to the store, buy some-
thing and put it in a package.
They spent a lot of time trying
to please everyone. Christmas
was a wonderful and joyous
time for everyone.


Of course, when I
grew up and had kids
of my own, things had
changed quite a bit, as
,they continue to do. I
recall we had the ability
to buy bigger and bet-
ter toys. Very few people
skated in the streets
then. Other things be-
came more important.
When I was a little kid,
we played with marbles,
we played in the street,
we climbed trees and had
tree houses. That was all
gone. It became a differ-
ent type of Christmas. I
was so surprised years
later when my grand-
children came along.
They would make a list
of things they would like *
to have and they knew
exactly what it was. Every D
year it would be some popular
new doll or toy and you would
take the list and go to Toys
R Us and throw things in a
basket. There wasn't as much
thought given to Christmas.
When my children were
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pick two or three families that
lived in public housing and
we would buy toys and food
for the kids. We would always
deliver it at Christmas time.
It made my kids realize that
not everybody had what they
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had. I remember comments
they used to make when we
would go. Some of the pastries
we would bring, the families
would open them up and start
eating them while we were
there before we walked out
the door and my kids noticed
that. I remember taking a lady
a turkey once and she didn't
know what the bag of stuff
was. She had never had a tur-
key and didn't know how to
cook it. Those types of things
I will always remember and
I think my children will too.
We're not all the same, and we
don't all have the same abili-
ties, whether it be Christmas
time or all year.
I would also go down to
Metropolitan Ministries and
Salvation Army and help out
a lot. One or two years there
were people receiving gifts
who a few years before were in
line giving them out. Things
had gone bad and here we are,
all these years later, and a lot
of people aren't going to have
much of a Christmas this year
because they've lost their jobs.
In my house, we were
Methodist and went to church
and always tried to emphasize
the meaning of Christmas. In-
stead of it being a day when
everyone just gets gifts from
under a tree, we spent time
thinking about what it meant
from a religious standpoint.
I don't think I ever missed a
Christmas Eve service in my
lifetime and I still do that to-
day.
Christmas has a different
meaning for every family that
has been around as long as I
have. It's a time when we all
reflect and be thankful for
the many blessings we have
in this great country. A lot of
people forget that it's just an-
other day to most and that's
too bad because we are very
blessed in the United States.
Regardless of how things are,
it's better than most other
places in the world that I know
of. For me, Christmas has al-
ways been a time to reflect
on the year, to .take inventory
and to spend some time with
your family. Nowadays, people
live all over the place and they
travel. Lately a few times after
Christmas, we've gone away
for a few days with friends.
That didn't happen years ago;
people just didn't do that. You
didn't go up on a plane and go
somewhere. Christmas was
something that was very per-


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a candy stick. With that, ev-
ery family within two blocks of
our area would get a turkey,
dressing, mashed potatoes,
sweet potatoes, string beans -
a whole .box to make a family
dinner for Christmas because
they had absolutely nothing.
That was really special.
The nuns also were very
poor back then, so all they had
at the convent was a washing
machine. My mom and dad
would see them outside every
week hanging out the clothes,
whether it be cold, raining,
whatever. So my dad anony-
mously had a new washer and
dryer delivered to the convent
on Christmas of 1955.
Villa. Madonna used to
house orphan girls, Mary
Help of Christians used to
house orphan boys or delin-
quent boys. My father, be-
fore every thanksgiving and
every Christmas, he would
call Villa Madonna and Mary
Help of Christians, and every
child who wasn't taken into
a home came to our house.
When .Christmas time came,
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My dad had a very big
heart and was a giver. While
most Italians left Ybor City
after becoming affluent, my
dad stayed. The area we
grew up in was surrounded
by poor families and many
crack houses that have since
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we would let the nuns and the
priests pick two children, a girl
and a boy. They were brought
to our house and those chil-
dren got dressed head-to-toe
in the clothes we did. If we
got a bicycle, they got a bi-
cycle to match. Everything we
got, they got. Christmas was
always special because we
were always taught to share,
spread to the love, and that's
what we did all year.
Those three things every
Christmas, those are the hap-
piest moments for us.
Paul Guzzo
In death, my Uncle Joe
taught me one of life's great-
est lessons the importance
of family.
Three years ago I couldn't
make it home for Christmas.
Christmas fell on a weekday
that year and my work sched-
ule made the trip to New Jer-
sey impossible. I would have
had to fly into Philadelphia on
Christmas morning and flown
out Christmas night. So, I de-
cided to stay in Tampa and
celebrate Christmas with my
friend Josh and his wife.
While driving to their
home, my brother called me
with the bad news Uncle Joe
was dead.
It was a freak death. A
blood clot in his leg caused a
fatal heart attack. Uncle Joe
was only in his late 60s and
he was a model of health for
men his age. He still compet-
ed in arm-wrestling competi-
tions. He could still bench-
press over 300 pounds and
could squat around the same.
He was a mountain of a man
who could instill fear in men
half his age. But to me, he
was all heart.
When I was a little boy,
the most exciting part of my
week was visiting my Uncle
Joe (my father's brother). He
never married or had children
of his own, so he treated my
brother, sister and me like
we were his own. He would
sit me on his lap in frcnt of
the TV when he watched foot-
ball or boxing, and he would
sing to me. Seriously. He was
this giant 250-pound mus-
cle-bound military man who,
while watching grown men
beat one another up, would
sing songs such as "Zippity-
Do-Da" and "Ding Dong the
Witch is. Dead" to me. When I
was a kid, I never realized how
funny it must have looked. As
an adult, whenever I saw him
I would laugh to myself over
the memories. He was by far
my favorite uncle. Hell, I in-
herited my looks from him.
We are almost identical at ev-
ery stage of our lives.
He never forgot my birth-
day or that of any relative. Ev-
ery birthday up until the year
he passed away, I could count
on a birthday card with a $50
bill enclosed and a note that
read, "Go have some fun." I
received the same card and
present every Christmas. Ev-
ery year he organized my Aunt
Ted's birthday party (she lived
to be 101). Every year he or-
ganized family reunions at
the beach. He never missed
a family event. He attended
everyone's Communion, Con-
firmation and wedding. He
flew to Tampa to attend my
brother's college graduation.
He always came to my broth-
er's and my films when they
showed in New Jersey. Every
time he found out that my
brother and I were making a
new film, he donated to our
budget. He was the consum-
mate family man.
They found him dead on
Christmas morning. He did
not show up to his cousin's
house for Christmas Eve din-
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Paul Guzzo
had not heard from him the
following morning they went
to his home and found him.
He died sitting at the dining
room table. The Christmas
-cards he would be delivering
or mailing out that week were
on the table in front of him.
Though he died younger than
he should have, it seems like
a fitting death. Family was ev-
erything to him and he died
sending presents to his fam-
ily.
I can't imagine a Christmas
passing ever again in which I
do not think of my Uncle Joe.
Considering how important
family was to him, I am sure
it was his favorite time of year.


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I felt like a total ass after
he died, allowing work to get
in the way of spending Christ-
mas with family. After he died,
I learned my lesson; I vowed
to never allow that to happen
again.
A few weeks after he died,
I received his Christmas card.
My father made it a point to
send all the cards. It is what
Uncle Joe would have wanted.
As always, he sent me a $50
bill. But the lesson he taught
me was his greatest present
he ever gave me.
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at the stars that twinkled be-
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freezing mid-air as it escaped
my body.
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white sky. We lived
a mile away from my
elementary school,
so I'd trudge through
the snow, lifting my
heavy, bundled-up
legs step by step
through this chilly
white desert. My
boots would crush
through the top, icy
layer and sink into
the velvety bed of
cold below.
At the start of
December, my fam-
ily would drive north
to a Christmas tree
nursery, our tires
splashing up wet,
gray sludge onto
the sides of our blue
van as we made the
....-. trek. When we en-
.. tered the field of pine
trees that stretched
writer for miles, my father
would ask us kids if
we wanted to drive the van.
My first time ever driving was
a steady 8 mph crawl over
the bumpy snow-carpeted
dirt "roads" between aisles of
soon-to-be Christmas trees.
When we got out of the car,
my sister, brother and I would
hunt for the best tree. Once
found, my dad would saw the
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tree's base, heave it on top
of the van, tie it down, and
we'd head back to our home
and decorate it to the tune of
Christmas songs on the radio
in our family room at the back
of the house complete with
three walls of windows over-
looking acres of snow-topped
forest and a frozen pond on
which we'd play hockey after
the tree was complete.
I haven't seen snow fall
since I moved to Florida in
2002, but I've seen mounds
of change. I graduated high
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lege degree, started my career
and became an uncle. Last
Saturday, I took my two-year-
old niece Jayden to Safety
Harbor's Snowfest. They had
a contraption covered in snow
for sledding. Sitting at the top


of the man-made snow-slide
with Jayden on my lap, im-
ages logged in the layers of
my subconscious burst forth,
spilling over the edges of this
snow hill. I was back in Apple
Valley, Minnesota, on the end
of a sled with my sister Laura,
Jayden's mother, in front -
the energy from our anticipa-
tion of the impending descent
enveloping us in a warmth
that seemed to freeze time.
As I scooted myself over
the precipice of the hill last
week, I was falling in the gap
between then and now. My
sister and I were sliding down


a monstrous Minnesotan hill,
bouncing over bumps and
divots along the way until we
slid to a stop in Florida, where
I sat with wind-blown hair at
the bottom of the man-made
hill with her daughter on my
lap.
Sunday morning after
Snowfest, my sister and I sat
down to eat pancakes with
Jayden. She had slept in the
latest she's ever slept, ex-
hausted after all the excite-
ment the night before. Laura
asked if we had chocolate
chips for the pancakes. We
didn't, but I asked her if she
remembered years ago when
we'd scrape snow off her sec-
ond-story bedroom windowsill
onto a plate, mix in chocolate
chips, put it outside on the
roof to "cook" for a few min-
utes, then bring it inside and
chow down.
Some winters in Florida, I
think I miss the snow then a
cold front breezes through and
I realize I'm quite content with
Florida's year-round warmth.
It's easy to wish things were
different, to want what you
don't currently have. It's dif-
ficult to accept what you do
have as. beautiful without
wanting more.
This holiday season, let us
all spark the flame of peace
within ourselves. Warm our-
selves from the inside and
keep the fire burning for many
new years to come.
Al Allen
The following is an entry
from "Retired Photo Guy", the
online blog of Al Allen, who
passed away Wednesday, De-
cember 8.
Oh Christmas tree, oh
Christmas tree, how lovely
are thy branches. That's right
folks it is that time of year
once again. All though for me
it never felt like Christmas
until we put up our Christ-
mas tree. In our home it was
always the job of the men folk
to go out and get the tree, put


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walls so that the little ones
could knock it over. The little
ones in.this case were my two
sisters who were a lot younger
than I was. It was also my job
to climb behind the tree once
it was up and pass around
the lights to my mother who
was now in charge of deco-


















rations. So with the tree in
place, safely anchored to the
walls because we always put
our tree in a corner, and the
lights wound around from top
to bottom, my job was done.
Mom and the girls took over
from there.
Mom did most of the gar-
land with the little ones hand
ing her things. Although, both
girls were allowed to pick out
the Christmas balls and oma top
ments and put them where
they could reach; of course
one of us bigger people would
lift them so they could put
the decorations just were
they them. All that re-
mained was the papier-mcchk
star on the top of our tree that
mom or I put on. I say all that
remained for the rest of the
family because after cookies
and milk all of us kids went
to bed, me included. That
was when my mother did her
magic. She stayed up almost
all night putting on the tinsel
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just so. We always referred to
the tinsel as icicles because
mom put them on one strand
at a time and made our tree
look like it was covered with
icicles. No matter how goofy I
thought the tree looked when
I went to bed it always took
my breath away when I came
down in the morning to the
most beautiful, breath taking
tree ever. I always thought of
our Christmas trees as mom's
special gift to the rest of the
family. Thanks Mom.
There were other breath
taking trees over the years
other than ours. One of them
belonged to my high school
girlfriend. Her parents always
strung their Christmas tree
with nothing but blue lights
and then covered everything
with angle hair. That would
be spun fiberglass which at
the time no one knew that the
hair from balding angles was
harmful to us humans. All
I knew at the time was that
making out on my girlfriends
couch, with only the glow of
those blue lights through all
that angle hair was as roman-
tic as it gets for a teenage boy,
or as romantic as I am going
to talk about here.
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years I have seen lots and lots
of stunning Christmas trees.
There were trees reflected in
water, scrawny Charlie Brown
types of trees, and of course
that gargantuan one atRock-
efeller Plaza in New York. But
the most unique Christmas
tree I ever saw was at a store
called The Mole Hole in Ft My-
ers Fl. Walking around doing
my Christmas shopping one
year I happened by the win-
dow of The Mole Hole when to
my wandering eyes did appear
a giant, upside down, fully


decorated, rotating Christmas
tree. Never had I seen such a
site so I threw open the door
and went in for a closer look.
I still don't know how they did
it and don't much care. I was
only interested in the wonder
of it all. So taken was I that
I wound up doing almost all
of my Christmas shopping at
The Mole Hole that year; all
because of that giant, upside
down, fully decorated, rotat-
ing Christmas tree.
So take a moment and think
about what starts Christmas
for you? What was your fa-
vorite Christmas memory?
Christmas trees aside, I know
what my bestest Christmas
memory is. That would be the
memories I am going to make
this year with my wife, dog,
cat, and our little, sit on the
table, artificial Christmas tree
that Sharon and I both love so
much. MERRY CHRISTMAS
EVERYONE.
Ed Turanchek
In 1994, we had all gath-
ered around to open gifts. My
wife was about six months
pregnant. As soon as the first
gift was being opened, she
went into labor. We rushed
off to the hospital and spent
quite a bit of time there only
to determine it
wasn't time yet.
That's my most
i, memorable
SChristmas here
in Tampa.
When I was
a younger man
living in Cleve-
land, a bitter-
sweet memory
was my broth-
er Bob's last
Christmaso in
mr p 1976. He was
dying of leu-
tha's .. kemia. It was
S,, a bitterly cold
at's w winter and I
asked him what
, Sharron he wanted, and
he said, "I just want warm
socks and flannel underwear."
I thought, my brother is dying,
I need to get him something
more poignant than that. But
that's what he wanted, so
that's what I got him. I'm hap-
py I did because it kept him
warm. We sat around and told
stories that whole Christmas
day. We laughed because my
two brothers, Bob and Jim,
went to this maniacal, chain-
smoking music teacher who
was a member of the Cleve-
land orchestra. My parents


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Ed Turanchek
wanted them -to learn these
instruments, and they weren't
interested. My brother Jim
would never practice before
he would go in. Bob was tell-
ing the story of Jim trying to
play his clarinet and the mu-
sic teacher gesticulated with


his hand while holding
his cigarette, complain-
ing about the fact that
Jim hadn't practiced. In
his wild gesticulations,
he extinguished the cig-
arette in my brother's
forehead. That started
the storytelling that
day, and it got us going
with all through these
stories. Like how my
brother was a very good
left-handed pitcher. Bob
and Jim would throw
baseballs on the side of
.. the house, and one day
I came running out and
ran smack-dab into one
of these pitches. Bob
called my name to warn
me, and I turned my
head right into it and it
hit me and knocked me
out. From then on, when
my dad wanted me to play
baseball, I would close my
eyes when I was up to bat. It
was a whole day of these sto-
ries and these stupid woolly
socks and flannel underwear
for a dying man, but he sure


loved them. He died a few
weeks later,, but I remember
all of those stories to this day.
Reverend Tom Scott
I'm from a family of eleven
children. I grew up in Macon,
Georgia. Christmas for us was
not necessarily a whole lot
of toys and gifts because we
were so poor. I remember get-
ting up on Christmas morning
and all of us would have a box
with our name on it. We would
look and see what we received.
Pretty much what we received
was fruit apples, oranges -
some nuts and candy.
We would get up on Christ-
mas morning and gather
around the fireplace. It was
more about love for the fam-
ily. My mother would talk to
us around the fireplace about
the real meaning of Christ-
mas. We would talk about
how to love each other and
how to support each other as
a family: My mother would tell
us, "You may not always have
what the other children have,
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us on Christmas morning,
it was that family environ-


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ment, that family scene. Of
course we heard other kids
talk about Santa Claus and
about leaving Santa a piece of
cake and some milk, but we
didn't have that in my house.
We didn't have the cake or the
milk! But we would talk about


how Christmas is about shar-
ing, about family, and about
loving each other. It was a
good experience.
We never got
toys initially. Many
Christmas morn-
ings we would watch
other kids play with
their toys and we
didn't have any. Lat-
er on, our parents
could afford to get
us each one toy. My
first toy was a pair
of skates. In those
days, we didn't have
skating parks. We
would skate on the,
pavement in our
neighborhood. There
were a lot of kids
who got skates and
went outside, skat-
ing down the street.
Those kinds of things
helped me learn to
appreciate and val-
ue what I received,
which allowed me later on
in life to recognize that I am
blessed to be able to bless
other people.
I've taken my kids and my
grandkids and taught them
how to reach out and give to
other less fortunate children.


Last year, we gave food out to
a shelter for kids who don't
have a family. We took four
or five bicycles and clothes,
brand new stuff, and shared it
with them because we wanted
to be able to bless other fami-
lies because we recognize how
blessed we are. We couldn't
afford those kinds of things in
my family when I was young,
so it helped me learn to appre-
ciate what I'm given, to value
my life, to be thankful that I
am able to share with other
people this time of the sea-
son. I try to instill that in my
children and my grandkids
and help them to appreciate
and value all they have been
blessed with.
Margaret Plowman
It was 1951- Noche Bue-
na and Gary (the other Ybor
City). I was going on eight
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Margaret at 11 years
years of age and this is what
I remember. The special day
revolved around my grandfa-
ther, Tony Rodriguez. He and
Leon Cazen were the projec-
tionists for the Florida The-
ater. It was during the time
my grandfather worked first
and second shift. Hence the
Christmas dinner could not
begin until 12 midnight when
my grandfather would arrive
home from work. During the
course of the day, Mamita
(my grandmother) and Tia-
cuca (my great aunt) would be
snapping peas and my cous-
ins and I were designated to
spread out the black beans


and take out the stones. Then
the beans were soaked. The
pernil (pork) was always pur-
chased at Caccatori's in Ybor
City along with Mogan David
wine, which my cousins and I
may have sneaked a little of.
The various foods were ucca,
platanos, rice, black beans,
the pork (which was covered
with lard), cuban bread, gua-
va paste with cheddar cheese,
and turron. Cuban coffee
was constantly being boiled
in a pot and strained in a
sock during the day. Ippolito
would deliver the blocks of ice
to Mamita's ice box. In those
days, there was no -air con-
ditioning and as the adults
cooked and partied, my cous-
ins and I played outside going
back and forth from Mami-
ta's house to my Tia Stella's,
which was divided by a shell
road. At night fall we collected
fireflies in empty jelly glasses.
Well finally after midnight my
grandfather Tony had finally
arrived. After many conver-
sations and delicious foods
everyone walked across the
street to my Tia Stella's house
to open our presents. Our
names were called out one at
a time so everyone could see
what was given. What was in
those presents now escapes
me; but I remember this, my
special and loving family.
Peggie Schmechel
The last drop in tempera-
ture today took me back to
my first Christmas in Florida,
1958. I came down from At-
lanta to spend the holidays
with my family and my oldest
son, David, who was 13.
My Aunt Tootsie lived in
Dover on SR 574. It was very
rural back then. If you did not
have a car, the Greyhound
bus was the only other means
of coming to Tampa.
David informed me he
would like a bow not a toy,
but a real bow and arrow with
sharp points as his present
from Santa.
The temperature was in the
80s and I dressed in a short-
sleeved summer dress some-
thing unheard of in Atlanta at
Christmas. We shopped for
several hours and the only
signs of Christmas were San-
tas ringing their bells for the
Salvation Army.
It was so hot. I was a sog-
gy mess. How do you get the
Christmas spirit when all you
want is a fan and a cool drink?
We finally found our pres-
ent and drove back to the
country. The sun had gone
down and the darkness en-
veloped us. Nowhere in sight
were twinkling Christmas
lights or silver bells. David in-
formed me that we would have
no Christmas tree, which was
unheard of. The next day
we traveled to Brandon and
bought strings of lights, tree
ornaments and tinsel. That
evening, we went to the woods
and found a "Charlie Brown"
Christmas tree a scraggly
pine.
It was Christmas in Dover!
Life was very strange here.
In Atlanta, we lived in the sub-
urbs. Every window reflected
Christmas lights. Stores were
not half-a-day away. Early in
the morning the Greyhound
bus would pick you up on
the highway and drop you in
Tampa at the bus station.
That Christmas was 52
years ago. The weather today
is just as erratic. Christmas
lights and ornaments are
plentiful in the country, which
is now the suburbs. The sea-
son is very festive and houses
are plentiful.
All my older loved ones
have passed away. The large
crowds that gathered on the
holidays are no more. I am
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the oldest member still alive
in my family. We now live in
Temple Terrace in a beauti-
ful neighborhood. Most every
house is decorated and gives
me a feeling of warmth and
security. Patrick's children
are too busy to hang out with
Nana anymore, so I have a lot
of quiet evenings.

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Last year my health was not
so good, so I had a 3' tree. But
this year I feel much stronger
so while my tree is not as big
as usual, it's large enough.
There's no better evening than
a Christmas program on T.V.,
a bright shiny tree, a cup of
something warm or cold, ei-
ther the heat or the A.C. whir-
ring away. And all those spe-
cial memories of Christmases
past to keep me company.
I hope you have special
memories to think about. If
not, make some. It's never
too late. Have a blessed merry
Christmas and a happy New
Year.
Jorge Astorquiza
Since we were born, my
wife and I having been raised
in Catholic homes and edu-
cated in Catholic schools. We
have celebrated Christmas as
the optimum celebration of
our faith as we all celebrate


the birth of our savior, Jesus
Christ. This year we had the
joy to visit the Holy Land and
were able to visit the place
where Mary received the news
from God that she was to be
the mother of the son of God
and also had the extreme joy
of visiting the place where
Christ was born and be able
to touch and kiss where he
was born. The encounter with
the beginning of our faith as
Christians certainly makes us
understand very deeply the
motto of the Knights of Co-
lumbus "Christ is the reason
for the season". We hope you
all have a very Merry Christ-
mas.
Richard and Mary
Ellen DiPietra
A Tale of Two Christmases
Growing up in Ybor city,
the celebration of Christmas
Eve, Nochebuena, was always
the highlight of the year. My
aunt Nena's house on Holmes
Avenue was the sight of the
party. There were 11 aunts
and uncles on my mother's
side of the family, along with
their husbands and wives,
children, friends. You could
expect 50 or 60 people in and
out through the night. Espe-
cially since almost everyone
lived within a few blocks in
those days.
The children shared their
expectations of presents and
compared how much they had
grown. Older cousins might
have a new boyfriend or girl-
friend to introduce to the fam-
ily, usually being led around
with that dazed look in their
eyes, overwhelmed by the
din and the sheer number of
greetings.
As usual in any Latin fam-
ily, it was all about the food.
A big ham smelling sweet
with caramelized sugar, a
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desserts, desserts, desserts. did have our own Santa. My
Homemade'flan, pies, cakes, mom's brother had moved
brownies, cookies and pas- to Virginia years ago and al-
tries from the bakery. A true ways sent a huge box of gifts


for the kids, to be opened on
Christmas Eve at the party.
They were simple things pa-
jamas, flannel shirts, slippers
- but we looked forward to it
all year. Showing off what we
got, trying them on. A shared
experience of the sweetness of
youth.
Afterwards, as the women
started cleaning up and put-
ting away the food, the men
would head for the back room
to drink, smoke and play pok-
er. I was always drawn to the
room, each man with his ci-
gars or cigarettes, everybody
smoked then, with their glass
of whiskey or beer. The talk
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funny. Jokes in Spanish, sto-
ries of co-workers and gossip
about movie stars, boxers,
ball players. All punctuated
by the patter of the card game,
"Eight to the pair of jacks no
help; ten to the king/queen,
possible straight." It was like
listening in on a secret meet-
ing.
One night as I stood next
to my dad, looking over his
shoulder, someone needed
help from the next room. With
a look at his cards and then
at me, he said, "Finish playing
the hand for me, son. Nothing
fancy, now. Just call, don't
raise." And then, he was gone.
Sliding into his seat, I looked
around at a table full of men
that I'd known all my life but,
suddenly, they didn't seem
the same at all. Like walking
into the lion's den.
The cards were dealt out
one at a time with bets in be-
tween, some raises causing
others to fold their cards, "Too
rich for me." I cautiously kept
throwing in my chips, "I call."
My voice even sounded small
to me. It ended up with just
me and one of my uncles left
playing; I had two pair, fives
showing and threes as my hole
cards. Just an ok hand while
my uncle had a pair of kings
staring at me. He raised, I
called. He raised again, not at
all the kindly uncle figure that
I knew. As I hesitated, one of
my older cousins leaned in
and advised me, "He's gon-
na make you pay to see his
cards." And then encouraged
me with a nod and smile. I
called.
"All right," my uncle
smiled, "What you got?"
"What you got?" I shot


back.
"I'm the one that called," he
said.
This brought a roar of
laughter from the men at the
table. My uncle was shaking
his head and chuckling as he
told me, "You're looking at it."
Referring to his two kings. I
turned over my hole cards
. ad everyone laughed again
as they saw the two pair.
As I started to rake in the
pot which looked like a king's
ransom to me, my dad re-
turned, "What happened?"
Everyone talked at once,
"Richard won. The kid out-
lasted Johnny. Won with two
pair" My dad was beaming,
"That's the way we do it, son",
as he slipped me a buck. Wow!
In a daze, I headed back
into the front of the house
feeling... I don't know....taller.
Later that night, we drove
home, my mom and dad cud-
dling for warmth in the front
and my sisters chatting in
the back seat. I was sprawled
out in the back of the station
wagon with my little brother
asleep at my side. As we made
our way slowly though the
quiet streets, stars winked at
me out of the dark Christmas
sky with a dreamy smile. I
softly hummed, Silent Night,
Holy Night, All is calm, All is
bright.
Richard

Meanwhile, 1154 miles away
in the cold, cold north...
It was 1961. I was five
years old and it was the night
before Christmas. It was late,
but I couldn't sleep and was
peeking out my bedroom win-
dow. I could see through the
bars of the fire escape to the
snow-covered streets below.


The Bronx always became a see. Why every day it snowed,
magic place to me laid out in I saw the grey city streets
the snow. A subway rumbled transformed into a fairytale
past. And then I saw him. wonderland!
Santa Claus and his reindeer, Being the first grandchild
flying over the elevated train in a large extended Irish fam-
tracks, right there in the sky ily, my uncles called me the
beside the train. I had no Queen of the Bronx. I lived
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fifty years later, I still believe.
Even as a child, when
people would try to explain
the difference to me between
myth and reality, I always felt
a little sorry for them. To my
thinking, magic is the reality,
and stories and tales are the
way we mere mortals try and
understand it. Trying to tell
me there was no such thing
as Santa Claus was just plain
silly. I had seen him, you


mom, and they called me
the poor little rich girl. And
I was. My grandmother was
a cleaning lady in the NYC
public schools and my mother
worked at the Hotel New York-
er in Manhattan. Although
we didn't have much money,
it didn't seem to matter. My
mom loved the city and would
bring me there often. Macy's
Christmas parade, ice skating
in Rockefeller Center, the Nut-


cracker at Lincoln Center, ad-
miring all the beautiful store
windows; it was all there for
us. We shopped the sales at
Saks Fifth Avenue, and I had
my hair cut at Best & Co.
My favorite memory of
Christmas is something that
actually happened a few
weeks after the holiday. Since
I was an only child, my mom
made up for it by lavishing
me with gifts every chance
she got. The best ever was
the Mattel Dream House. She
and my godfather (who later
became my beloved step-dad)
spent half of Christmas Eve
assembling it. My mom re-
members her fingers being
cut up from all the tiny pieces.
But she said seeing my reac-
tion was worth it all. It was
three stories tall and so beau-
tiful, it even had a tiny front
porch light that lit up. I was
delighted with it and spent
most of the holiday in my own
happy little world.
A few weeks later I came
home from school on a Friday
afternoon, to find my Dream
House gone! My grandmother
had taken it out to my young-
er cousins who lived in a big
house on Long Island. She lat-
er said her reasoning was that
there were two of them and
only one of me; it was taking
up too much room and I spent
the summer there anyway so
I could play with it then. My
godfather Peter came over as
usual that Friday bringing
a pizza. When my mom told
him the story about the doll-
house, he looked like one of
those cartoon characters that
steam comes out of their ears.
But all he said was, Mary El-
len, we're going to get it back.
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So we got in his car and drove
the three-hour drive from the
Bronx to Long Island. When
we got there, he was calmer as
he greeted my surprised aunt,
uncle and cousins. He politely
asked my grandmother where
the dollhouse was. When she
told him the basement, he
went right down there and
brought it up. Then we got in
the car and drove back three
hours to the Bronx. I loved
him so much for it. He was al-
ways completely respectful of
my mom and grandmother's
wishes and never interfered,
but from that day to this, I
always knew that no matter
what, he would stand up for*
me.
Our son Nick's experience
with Santa was very different.
Bless his heart, he actually
pretended to believe in Santa
for several years just to make
his parents happy. We were
so into it, with the stories and
the cookies, carrots for the
reindeer, the letter from San-
ta in the mail. He just didn't
want to disappoint us.
When we moved to Florida,
my Mom was determined that
her grandson would have-as
many presents as she could
mail him. Nick remembers
a box of gifts that was bigger
than him. We told him that
Santa made a pit stop in New
York 'before Christmas just
for grandchildren. He bought
that story until one year he
noticed that the gifts marked
from Santa had the same
wrapping paper as the ones
from Grandma. He was a sav-
vy six year old.
A few years back, in a blue
mood, I told Nick I was sorry
that I had tried so many dif-
ferent jobs rather than stick-
ing to just one. Always sur-
prising, he said I had to be
kidding. His Dad and I had
worked at the Don CeSar for
most of his childhood and he
felt like we owned the place
and he had been a young
prince in a real castle. I real-,
ized that our son in St. Pete
Beach had grown up with the
same feelings of childhood
magic as I had felt so far away
in the Bronx and his Dad so
long ago in Ybor City.
Mary Ellen
Elvira
Tamargo Garcia
During this season of giv-
ing and receiving gifts, and
after years of birthdays piling
one on the other, I've begun


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to marvel at how lucky my
high school classmates and
I have been to remain loyal,
friends through the bumps
and bruises of 58 years of life
since our high school gradu-
ation from Thomas Jefferson
High in 1952. We're missing
some who have left us early,
but we still remember them
and talk about them. This
phenomenon is extended not
just to our class but to all JHS
graduates.
Our journey through these
years of high school was a
precarious one because there
existed so much bias against
Latins in Tampa. We were
often the first in a family to
achieve in school because our
parents had not had that op-
tion. The diversity of our stu-
dent body, which included
Anglos, Jews, the Ybor City
contingent and the West Tam-
pa contingent, became a unit
that has remained strong. Our
teachers nurtured our de-
sire to succeed. Imagine how
proud our immigrant parents
and our teachers must have
been to produce doctors, law-
yers, nurses, civil servants,
career armed forces persons,
preachers, accountants, sec-
retaries, teachers, musicians,
journalists and businessper-
sons as first-generation Amer-
icans!
What was it that caused
this closeness to develop? I've
pondered this question for a
long time now and I think it
was pride in family that grew
into pride in achievement and
development in our Latin com-
munities. My maternal grand-
mother, a Spanish immigrant,
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gente de nuestra
familiar si tui no
.` te portas bi6n?"
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propriate behav-
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our family and we
would never want
that to happen.
Beyond Christ-
S ,,. mas gifts, Easter
girls or birthday
gifts, the great-
est gifts I have
ever received was
the gift of solidar-
ity stemming from
the friendships
that formed a JHS.
True, our society
was not as mobile
as it is now and
children were al-
lowed to become
members of a close-knit
group. Today, our offspring
often interact more with elec-
tronic devices than they do,
with other humans. Such is


the loss for our society. Such
is the evolution of wonderful
technological advances that
have enhanced our lives.
As for me, I'm proud to be
a "West Tampa girl" and I'm
proud to be a Dragon! Keep
the faith!
Gene Siudut
I'm not from Tampa so I
travel frequently during the
holidays. Once again this year
I will journey to New Jersey
for Christmas. Now that I am
at a more advanced age, my
time up north must be spread
between my parents, my girl-
friend and any other friends
I may have the opportunity
to greet. I attempt to juggle
my visit, yet each year I get
the feeling that I'm doing less
and less. I suppose it's a lit-
tle homesickness, but what
it does each year is make me
babble on about all the things I
used to love about Christmas.
I'm not saying that I don't still
love Christmas. I mean the
traditions gone by that I don't


get to celebrate anymore. This
reflection always conjures up
good memories and makes me
cognizant of my blessings in
the present, but as Ebenezer
Scrooge famously neglected,
I usually don't think of what
the future holds.
During ESPN's annual
ESPY awards, the late Jim
Valvano (a former basketball
coach and color commen-
tator), gave a speech while
accepting the Arthur Ashe
award for courage. Cancer
made him feeble, but he gave
an inspired, empowering
speech. One of the statements
he made that has stuck with
me was,"... what's important
in life to me are these three
things. Where you started,
where you are and where
you're going to be." With this
in mind, I have reflected on
my Christmas beginnings, my
Christmas present and what
future Decembers hold.
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Christmas as a child was
always a wonderful time. I
don't remember having a
consideration for what the
holiday was all about. I do,
however, remember believing
in Santa Claus. My earliest
Christmas megiory is not of
the actual day, but of specific
visual things. I was about four
years old and living in Pitman,
NJ. General memories of the
house are a stuffed football
player toy, a dog named Sa-
mantha and Speed Racer be-
ing on the television. I remem-
ber my grandfather giving me
"horsey rides" on his knee,
which is important to me be-
cause I only have two memo-
ries of that grandfather, who
died when I was very young,
and that is one of them. I be-
lieve we only spent one Christ-
mas in that house, but three
things, and only three things,
are in my mind when I look
back, but for some reason my
brain deemed them important
enough to be etched in my
psyche eternally. They are a
plastic candy cane filled with
-M&Ms, a plastic Fisher-Price
push toy that had little balls
inside of it that would make
the most obnoxious sound
when being pushed around,
and most of all, I remem-


ber the tree. Looking back, it
could have been a Christmas
dump truck in the living room
and I would still have had
the same amazement. It was
a tree in the house, and that
astonished me. I've had oth-
er Christmases which posed
more meaning, but this first
Christmas memory symbol-
izes a time in which I wasn't
burdened by anything other
than family, love and pres-
ents, which wasn't much of a
burden at all.
Christmas Present
Today I have a much bet-
ter grip on what the holiday
symbolizes and entails. The
celebration of the birth of
Christ symbolizes new begin-
nings, fulfilled promises and
good will. Today I cherish the
opportunity to see the people I
love. It's especially important
to me being that I live so far
away from them and I have
reverence for the moment.
Here at La Gaceta we take the
time to appreciate each oth-
ers during Christmas, and
even though there are a few
Humbugs in the office who
are tired of Christmas music
before it starts, the sounds of
Christmas carols on the radio
in the office makes coming
to work a little more relaxing
and enjoyable. What I find is


most important to me in the
present is kindness people
show to each other. People are
friendlier, and I try to make
up for being a jerk the oth-
er 11 months of the year by
showing my gentler side when
I get the chance. After all, is
there a better phrase to get
someone to do the right thing
than "C'mon, It's Christmas"?
Christrrtas Future
During my time in Florida
I decided to fall in love with a
girl who lives in New Jersey.
We see each other about once
a month (sometimes twice).
It's difficult, but we make it
work. After more than two
years of this long-distance
relationship, we are finally
at a point where we will put
an end to the madness of
the travel and she's going to
move down here. With this in
mind, we will be able to build
our own Christmases togeth-
er and decide for ourselves
which traditions we would
like to keep and which we
want to make our own. I think
we spend our lives at Christ-
mas time reflecting on our
past Christmases and rarely
look to the future. Will we go
to church on Christmas? Will
there be stockings hung by
the chimney with care? What
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canvas and for as much as I
love reminiscing about Christ-
mases past, it's more exciting
to think about what the fu-
ture has in store. The beauty
I is that, God willing, I control
what that will be, or rather,
we control it.
What does it all mean?
Christmas time is great
for family nostalgia and good
times, but it is also a time
for self reflection. The spirit
of the season seems to wane
as soon as December 26 rolls
around. It seems so hard to
keep our spirits up through-
out the year so we reserve this
time of year for that. There is
a way to extend the good feel-
ings, but it starts with us be-
ing good to ourselves and then
the people around us. This
takes a change in philosophy
that most people can't en-
dure. I've found a guide that
I don't necessarily use every
day, but it's been a great way
of keeping my priorities in line
and focusing on the fact that
everyday can be like Christ-
mas if we treat each day as a
gift. The inspiration for this
philosophy again comes from
the words of Jim Valvano: "To
me, there are three things we
all should do every day. Num-
ber one is laugh. You should
laugh every day. Number two
is think. You should spend
some time in thought. Num-
ber three is, you should have
your emotions moved to tears,
could be happiness or joy. But
think about it. If you laugh,
you think, and you cry, that's
a full day. That's a heck of a
day. You do that seven days
a week, you're going to have
something special."
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Reader, beware! This is a
compendium of Christmas mis-
haps, accidents and flat-out
tragedies arranged roughly in
order of increasing awfulness.
These stories are not intended
to exploit, ridicule or inspire
laughter. Instead, I hope these
stories will encourage those
of us with a more cynical and
jaded outlook not to take for
granted the people in our lives
who love and care for us a
concept I feel sometimes gets
lost amid all the gift giving
and pageantry. Read on, but
please stop when the dreadful-
ness starts to get to you.
Earlier this month, at
the Dominion Christmas Pa-
rade in Richmond, Virginia,
the giant balloon of Rudolph
the Red-Nosed Reindeer was
punctured by a traffic light
and then deflated in front of


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the entire audience. A spokes-
person for Santa said Ru-
dolph is expected to make a
speedy recovery and should
still be able to lead the sleigh
on Christmas Eve.
In 1998, a 74-year-
old woman from Tweedmouth,
England was hit by a car on
Christmas day while deliver-
ing gifts in the area.
One frigid November
morning in 2009, a group of
300 reindeer died while trying
to cross a frozen river in Swe-
den. Witnesses said the lead-
ing reindeer turned around,
confusing the other reindeer
and causing a panic. All of the
other reindeer began to run
in circles, causing the ice be-
low their hooves to crack. The
ice continued to break as the
reindeer tried to heave them-
selves out of the freezing wa-
ter.
On Christmas 1908,
a Denver plumber could not
afford to buy his wife a pres-
ent. After his wife gave him
a gift, he began to cry. As re-
ported in the New York Times,
he said to her, "This will be a
sad Christmas for you." Then
he went into the other room
and shot himself or, as the
Times so tactfully put it, he
killed himself "by sending a
bullet into his brain."
An actress in a church
pageant, whose role required
her to be suspended 25 feet
in the air, fell headfirst into
the audience section and died
in December 2008. Although
2,000 people witnessed the
heartbreaking accident, only
1,100 people attended the
non-denominational church's
prayer session in remem-
brance of the 23-year-old.
In one of the most
disgusting and embarrassing
displays of rampant material-
ism in recent memory, a sea-
sonal Walmart employee was
trampled to death on Black
Friday 2008 by a torrent of
shoppers anxious to begin
their holiday shopping.
A four-year-old girl
from Liverpool died on Christ-
mas 2008 after her family's
television fell on her the previ-
ous evening.
Six-year-old Jon-
Ben6t Ramsey was strangled
to death with a nylon cord on


Christmas, 1996. The case is
still unsolved.
In 2005, a Virginia
man shot and killed his moth-
er and then drove across town
where he killed three other
people before turning the gun
on himself. He also shot the
victims' dog three times, but it
survived. A woman who knew
the gunman described him in
the Washington Post as a tal-
ented artist who "always had
trouble controlling his emo-
tions."
An orphanage in the
Philippines smoldered after
faulty electrical wiring caused
a fire on the eve of the orphan-
age's Christmas party, 1998.
Rescuers found some children
dead in the storeroom, where
they presumably had ran to
avoid the fire. Five adults and
25 children, including a three-
month old, died. Twenty-eight
bodies were
A, recovered, of
which only
eight could
be positively
identified be-
cause of the
severity of
I uthe burns.
Most of the
victims were
buried in a

etery. A toy
was placed
atop each
coffin before
the tombs
portrait, were sealed.
On Christmas 1929,
tobacco farmer Charles
"Charlie" Lawson, a North
Carolina native, murdered
his entire family, including
his wife Fannie, eldest daugh-
ter Marie, daughter Carrie,
daughter Maybell, son James,
son Raymond, and infant
daughter Mary Lou. The week
of the murders, Charlie took
his entire family into town,
bought each of them a new
outfit suits for the boys and
dresses for the girls and had
a family portrait taken. The


only family member he spared
was his eldest son, Arthur
("Buck"), whom he sent to the
store just before he began the
massacre. He shot Carrie and
Maybell with a shotgun be-
fore bludgeoning them with
the end of his shotgun to en-
sure they were dead. He then
placed their bodies in the to-
bacco barn with their arms
crossed and rocks under their
heads as pillows. He went
back to the house and shot
his wife, his eldest daughter
and his two youngest sons,
James and Raymond. Lastly,
he beat Mary Lou, the baby
girl, to death. By the time
neighbors gathered at the


house, Charlie was gone.
Deputies found Charlie in the
woods, dead, with the shot-
gun and two suicide notes
at his side. Tracks around a
nearby tree suggested he had
circled it several times be-
fore shooting himself. Some
neighbors speculated that the
head injury Charlie suffered
at a sawmill one year prior to
the murders was to blame for
his rampage. Before the farm-
house was torn down in 1990,
Charlie's brother opened it as
a tourist attraction. Visitors
were able to view the blood-
stained floors for 25 cents.
On exhibition was the cake
Charlie's wife, Fannie, had


baked that day. The cake was
covered in glass after tourists
began to pick the raisins off it
to keep as souvenirs.
"All happy families are
alike; each unhappy family is
unhappy in its own way." So
begins Tolstoy's masterpiece,
Anna Karenina. If the reader
will indulge me for a moment
and allow me to appropriate
this blatant generalization as
Nabokov and numerous oth-
ers already have, I will say
that all happy Christmases
are alike and each urnhl-pp:
Christmas is unhappy in
its own way. My anecdotal
evidence lies in these sordid
tales.


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I am a child made by strong
women. Loved lavishly and
made confident of himself.
Hell yes, who wouldn't be with
all that rooting section behind
them. People loved the fat, gig-
gling child. But wait, you ain't
heard nothing yet. In spite
of my lack of women around
me, I became me because of
one super rocket girl. A tiny
smooth rocket of talent, spirit
and energy. This story is too
good, I gotta tell this from the
start, which is how everything


is with Luisita.
It's Sunday on a rainy
dreary day in Miami. Miami
Dolphins are taking a three
overtime whipping from the
NY Jets! Garo Yepremian, pre-
mium kicker in the NFL has
missed three kicks. The kick-
er is rattled by the wind and
rain. I'm frustrated in a con-
tract negotiation with tough
Argentine negotiator trying to
close a contract for a heavy-
weight championship between
Goyo Peralta and Jimmy Ellis,
then heavyweight champion


of the world.
Goyo's manager, Hector
Mendez has extended invita-
tion to catch a top night club
show at the Carreta Cuban
Club. Appearing was the top
Spanish theatre attraction,
Los Chavales de Espafia.
"Chavales, my ass," I said
sourly. Chavales means the
young kids in Spanish. The
young guy in the band was
40. They were great but they
weren't no chavales. And I'd
seen 'em at least 15 times.
"They got a new girl that is the


Tina and the Big Forty


best looking girl in the world
of Spanish dance."
"So what, Hector, I'm en-
gaged to marry Peggy. She's
been waiting four years for the
Court to free me."
"This is the girl you are go-
ing to marry." The voice was
my best friend in the girl-
chasing business. He was
the entertainment director at
Hilton in P.R., and at Monte
Carlo. He was sharp as hell.
"You never been with nothing
like her. Plus she's top talent,
plus she is not Spanish, she's
from Denver, and she don't
mess around. She's 27 years
old and solid gold as a brick."
"Yeah, yeah, yeah," I said
until the spotlights came on.
We got a puffed up middle-
weight Jimmy Ellis to beat
three good heavyweights to
win the elimination champi-
onship. First one to jump in
to fight was Goyo Peralta, a
damn good Argentinean. An-
gelo figures we might beat
Goyo in the USA, but very
iffy in Argentina. It would be
the first fight for a Argentin-
ean in Argentina, and they do
funny fights. Crooked judges
and in their stadium. We'd
have to KO Kayo. Still it was a
big number. Angelo loved the
humble Louisville kid, but he
knew what he had, a puffed up
champ and Peralta was tough.
Strangely enough the Argen-
tinean wanted more money,
and more this, and more that.
He was being tough.
It was getting "get in the
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the fourth overtime kick. An-
gelo, who was watching the
game with one eye, slammed
down the phone and said,
"Aw, forget it. Let's go pick up
a million in Argentina." The
deal was done.
We had missed the plane.
Another leaving at 11 o'clock
the next morning, so Angelo
decided to accept Hector's in-
vitation.
On stage, there stood two
perfectly-dressed Spanish
madrileno women, both per-
fectly matched. As they start-
ed a perfectly matched dance
it was evident to my expert eye
that one was a perfect dancer
and the other was drunk. The
winner got a standing ovation.
Boy, was she good.
After the show I got the
maitre d' and said, "I'd like
to talk to the new girl" while
curling a $20 bill in his hand.
He shot it right back in my
hand.
"Sorry, Doc. Last night Mo-
hammad Ali got turned down."
I got up and said, "I will
walk out with that girl." I was
very cocky in those days. I was
rich and famous and had a
brand new Cadillac Eldo con-
vertible. I caught her at the
door. She was "at the door and
even more gorgeous in street
make-up. Breathtaking. What
a face!
"Hi!" I said, very American.
"I just talked to Barry Sinkow,
and he says to tell you hello.
He tells me to take care of
you while you are here. I got
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a car for you, a radio with
some tapes, and I'll drive you
around Miami to all the sights.
Whatever you need."
All in one whoosh of air, I
took her by the arm and she
slid in the plush dark green
leather seat. She fit nicely in
the seat.
"How do you know Barry?"
"From being the entertain-
ment director in Puerto Rico,
Havana, Monte Carlo and
London. We are longtime pals.
He is very nice, and likes to
see nice people get together.
He is never wrong."
"Hmm, well, let's see.
Let's start with a steak. I'm
starved." Dancers can eat. I
made a mental note: The way
to a girl is through her stom-
ach. That first night I was in
the stars. I kept her out un-
til ten in the morning. I had
nine o'clock office hours, and
then worked straight through
until eight that night. I had
two offices, one back in the
black ghetto and one with the
Cubans and there I saw my
fiance, although many nights
I was too tired to see her and
just didn't show up.
We had been talking movie
talk. She had not caught up
on latest movies. The top mov-
ie was Midnight Cowboy with
Dustin Cowboy. Boy, what a
film. I told her I would be back
to take her to see Midnight
Cowboy at three o'clock. But I
had a full schedule of patients
at my office, so I just took her
to the Coral Gables Theatre
and dropped her by the box
office.
"Look, here are tickets to


the show. It runs until seven,
then Ill pick you up to deliver
you to the hotel for the first
show. Then I'll take you to
supper when you finish."
She was still in awe after
such a stunning picture and
nodded in understanding. I
was after all a busy doctor and
I had funny hours which were
busy. And so we started a six
week dating schedule which
almost killed me. I also had
to work in Saturday and Sun-
day which I had to entertain
my two children. I almost died
from exhaustion and looking
at it today, I don't know how I
did it but I did.
She had to do two weeks
in Puerto Rico and I took two
weeks off and went down to
stay with Barry at the Ameri-
cana. It was heaven to have
Luisita all to myself. I still did
not have a plan how to divest
myself of my four-year girl-
friend. I felt terrible but I knew
I had to drop the girl and de-
clare I was marrying Luisita.
All of this turmoil took place
during a cholera epidemic in
the ghetto. We were running
out of serum.
I knew I could not face the
sweet Peggy with the fact that
I had found another girl and
was in fact going to leave her
for another girl. I just didn't
have the guts to confront her
face-to-face. I just couldn't
face her, so I took the first op-
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On the day that I was going
to flee to Buenos Aires with
Luisita, Peggy was hassling
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"Listen Peggy, I nave a
cholera epidemic on my
hands, a championship tight
in Argentina, and I don't need
to be hassled by you or your
mother. Back off and give me
room. I'm going to hang up. If
the next call I receive is about
this nonsense, it will be the
last you hear from me. We are
finished."
Of course, I knew the next
call would be from her. And it
was, and Peggy was left with
Mrs. Mabel's sweet voice:
"Why no, sugar, he gone to
Argentina. He didn't leave a
message for you. He did seem
very piqued."
That was a harsh way to
say goodbye, but no one in Mi-
ami knew about my new love
affair with the flamenco danc-
er, so a mystery lasted until
I leaked it to my best friends
who leaked it to Peggy. There
it was, Ferdie fell for a dancer
and that was all there was to
it. It was cruel but it was sud-
den and cruel and absolute.
That was a cold surgical split.
It's the only way to split.
I never saw her again. She
never faced me again. I ran off
and faced marriage in Denver
and married the wonderful
girl Luisita. Her large family
attended. It was a very happy
affair.
Let me interrupt this tale.
It's necessary to give it clo-
sure.
Peggy found a clone of
me. A middle aged Spanish
surgeon. They had homes in


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Spain ana IMiami, naa a little
daughter and lived very hap-
pily. I never rain across her
again. All I heard were happy
things. Thank God!
Last year my wife found a
new dentist Dr. Wu who had
small fine hands and prac-
ticed pain-free dentistry. She
took me to heave a pain-less
tooth cleaning. She left me in
the chair and a sweet familiar
voice made me jump out of
the chair.
It was Peggy! She was do-
ing part-time work for Dr. Wu.
I had not seen her since my
disgraceful exit. She was very
friendly and glad to see me!
What a relief.
We spoke for half an hour
comparing our lives over the
last 30 years. We were both
happy. We agreed to go to
supper in the next few weeks.
My life is, you have noticed,
how strange it is. I went home
and told Luisita about finding
Peggy and we forgot about it,
except that six weeks later a
death notice appeared. Peggy
had died of liver cancer, and
she must have known she
was dying when she talked to
me. So God gave her closure.
She finally heard why I had
dropped her. She had her clo-
sure. Thank God.
* *
We just celebrated our 40th
anniversary this last weekend.
We used to have big Span-
ish parties, but today we just
went to Bernini Restaurant
in Ybor with seven friends.


im now os3, ana Lu is o/ ana
most of our pals are dead, sad
to say. We had fun but it's
sad to reveal all our friends
are dead. So II' scoot over our
happy happy life. It was a life
of happiness of a lifetime love
affair, free from arguments
and in full, total love. We had
an enchanting gift a life a lit-
tle enchanting girl, Tina, who
was the beautiful double for
Luisita. She was the embodi-.
ment of Luisita, cute as she
could be, and was just like
me in speech and personality.
We could not have asked for
more. What happiness!
Today Tina is an .image of
us both. She is bright as hell,
is a film editor, and lives in
NYC, L.A. and with us. She is
bright and well behaved and
she has never caused us one
iota of pain.
We bought a large man-
sion-like Spanish home in
exclusive Bay Point subdi-
vision. We paid $75,000 in
1980. We've constantly added
and improved the house so
that the last offer I had for it
was three million. That was
of course during a real estate
boom. Now with the recession,
the price realistically dropped
to two million. I am super
comfortable in a large house.
We have five bedrooms, four
bathrooms, and space for Lu-
isita's dance studio, space for
one million dollars worth of
art, six cars (antiques) and a
full art studio, which is spa-
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cious.
One of Luisita's little fresh-
faced Cuban flamenco mates
looked my house over after a
big birthday party. She found
herself in my office. My home
houses more than 10,000
books, the collection last eval-
uated at one million dollars.
When I die I have a college
to buy the whole collection.
If we are still in good shape
financially, I would not mind
if Luisita donated the entire
collection. Money is worthless
after you are dead. You'll have
to ask the survivor about that.
Anyway, after the fresh
faced Cuban little beauty
mentally added up what this
house and its contents was
worth, she put her hands on
her hips, pursed her lips and
said, "Well, it's a nice house
but it ain't no mansion." Bang!
Everybody's a real estate
agent in Miami. Still, II1 be
happy with a pittance for the
rest of my life.
As long as I can sell books
and sell about $100,000 a
year in portraits, well be okay.
Luisita has continued to
grow all her life. She is espe-
cially helpful to me in prepar-
ing a book for publication,
which includes designing the
book, placing original photos
and oil paintings. She has
taught herself how to edit the
book. This is now a $5,000
expense. She has edited every
book. Considering I have done
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ings.
She is a publicity whiz. Now
her media contact is vast and
many media are very friendly
with us. A call from Luisita
and we get automatic reviews
and interviews by radio, TV
and by local papers.
This is a load of work, en-
tailing about two years and
is a non-stop job so long as a
book is alive. Luisita is a one
band man! To edit a book is a
professional job and a major
pain in the ass.
And now, having done ev-
erything in the book publish-
ing field, I convinced her to
write her autobiography of
how to go from age 12 to a top
world level flamenco dancer
and add a "how to" portion
of how to dance. It has been
picked up by University Press.
I'm thrilled to death because
she is doing the writing all on
her own. She will write and
illustrate the entire book. If
there is one thing she knows
everything about, it is every
aspect of flamenco. Its her
world. She knows it!
Our plan for Tina was ba-
sically a following of how my
grand-dad dragged me to
all the arts, be it symphony,
opera, jazz and all musi-
cal forms. I did to Tina what
Abuelo did to me. She con-
ducted symphony and went to
opera, and did more than I did
because Luisita had her in ev-
ery opera as part of the danc-
er's chorus. She loved Carmen
(it was basically flamenco)


and hated the rest. I couldn't
help her because I hate opera
with a passion. What I think
penetrated her subconscious
was art. For over 14 years we


traveled every year to Europe
and I booked flights where the
large art museum were open
to us. I believe we visited hun-


areas 01 galleries and muse-
ums.
She steadfastly refused
to open a box of oils I held
for her, ready to teach her to


paint. Once I did a very primi-
tive Tampa streetcar with a
gangster shooting into the
crowded streetcar. I handed
her the brush and said, "Hey
Tina, we're going to do this
together. The sky is bule,
the bricks are red, and the


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streetcar is yellow. Ill do the
people'." She seemed to enjoy
working with me and it came
out pretty primitive but very
colorful. How could she be my
daughter and not be a color-
ist.
I hung it in various shows
I did and I got decent offers.
Tina was shocked that I would
take filthy money for a work of
her art. I still have that paint-
ing, and I love it. It is a bit
of Ybor City history, but it is
quite a bit more. It marks the
first Ybor City History done by
F Pacheco & Daughter Tina.
No amount of money could
buy that painting.
Tina is now 37. She is a
cineast, an excellent film edi-
tor and an expert in film his-
tory. My house is a library of
film books. We share a curi-
osity in film people. They are
a rare bunch. She has met
many stars and has spent
time with Petula Clark. But
she is not a movie star fan.
After all, she is professional.
She likes L.A. but is not a fan
of the West Coast life. In that
we agree.
So one day she decided to
take a few weeks off and she
set up my art stuff, put up
a canvas and did four primi-
tive paintings. The draw-
ings were quite good. I said
nothing because she has her
own opinion. The first draw-
ing was whimsical, same as I
would do. It is titled "The Red
Square" and it is indeed a red
square on blank beige wall.
The painting is a solid red
square. In front of the paint-
ing sit two old people, starting
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at the solid red square. They
seemed mystified by what
they are seeing. Is that it?
Just a red square? That's it?
You decide. Should the
guide tell them about the new
art? Or let them figure it out.
Or grow old watching it.
Once again, we had a cus-
tomer. I felt it was a $1,000
painting, but if I had painted
it I would charge $2,500. She
made a face. That's because
you have a name. I don't do
small paintings for small
bucks. She was right a paint-
ing by Tina is worth less. It's
just what that painting is
worth. She refused the offer.
I agreed. We still have it. It's
great .to look at the trick!
Almost at the same time
that she finished "The Red
Square" she started a picture
with a startling effect called
the "Subway Turn". It was a
much bigger rectangular can-
vas. On the entire right side
is the subway platform with a
few passengers holding on to
their hats, reading the news-
paper. It was the Moscow sub-
way. A Russian soldier stood
guard.
The main attraction is the
"trick" of doing a subway car
flashing by, the people inside
all blurry as the speed of the
car blurs their features. This
"trick" is very hard in paint-
ing. I've been a major painter
for 40 years and I still would
not try it. I don't know if she
found a way in a book, or per-
haps some fellow artist in New
York showed her a new "trick"
but she was successful.
Tina, in one of her trips to
find her independence, took a
school trip to Russia. On her
own: alone. Of course, I was
scared to death. I've been to
Russia. It's a place where you
can get "lost" fast. No one is
quick to find you. Poor little
sensitive Tinita! I died 'til the
post cards started coming in.
Tina was eating up the mu-
seums, even ate Borsch and
liking it. She came home with
visual postacards of what she
saw. She ate up the entire
Russian trip. For years it ef-
fected her style and thought.
She next did a small face,
like I do faces. It was a great
face just enough compart-
mentalization and monochro-
matic palette. It was a Charles
Dickens London boy a sort
of artful Dodger. Lovely paint-
ing. For once I felt envy. I
wished I'd done that frag-
mented London boy. With the
"trick" Moscow subway and
the wonderful London boy, my
Tina had arrived at the goal.
No doubt about it, as she had
done everything since I start-
ed to try to teach her, she
had arrived at her pace, she
had somehow absorbed my
artistic style, my knowledge
of art, deep inbred by years
of exposure to my art. Art is
born deep inside the heart of
the artist. Real art cannot be


taught. Technique yes, but
that is not art. When you go
to a gallery and one painting
stands out and you can say,
"That painting is a Pacheco.
I'd recognize his style any-
where." That is the validation
the artist seeks. To paint with
an originality which is yours
alone. You can't achieve that
by aiming for that lofty ac-
colade. No, as in Tina's case.
On her own, with no lofty as-
piration, no sharp aim, it just
erupts, it explodes like a time
bomb that has been ticking
away.
Suddenly, without fanfare
or discussion, not asking ad-
vice, she comes home one day
after completing a long hard
job of film editing in L.A. and
went into her room. Not sur-
prisingly, it is like my room in
an art-covered house.
Tina became the individu-
alist I envisioned for her life.
Books, her books, cover the
walls, and only the paint-
ings she had picked out as
her paintings, given to her at
Christmas and her birthday.
She could pick anyone she
fancied. Was it any surprise
she picked the best faces. A
two-painting series of faces of
Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo,
were the best of my 25 paint-
ings which will make up my
21st book, the third book of
art..She liked Miles Davis, and
a dark face of Duke Ellington.
It's no surprise that they are
highly representative of my in-
ner art. Again, she owns the
best.
From time to time she
would paint a classmate, or
an icon, the Beatles' drum-
mer Ringo. Again my style of
compartmentalization peeked
through the painting. The art-
ist in her was trying to peek
out. I hung them in her room.
One day, I said to myself I will
take down Frida and Diego
and her walls will be covered
by her paintings. Unique and
in her style.
My hope was that one day
in the future her home would
be covered with her work. And
in our family room, my stuff
will hang there and Tina can
bring journalists to her fa-
ther's pride and joy, the Di-
ego-Frida portraits and point
to the portraits and say, "My
Dad did these for me one
Xmas. It helped make me a
real artist like him." Well, I
hope I am alive to hear her say
those words. I hope I kindled
a fire in her art. But it wasn't
me alone. I had plenty of com-
pany.
It started by sitting on
the warm comfortable lap of
Abuelo. On Sundays we went
to the Ringling Museum of
Art in Sarasota. We examined
each painting from the paint-
er's point of view. The one I
remember as if it were yester-
day. It was a huge dark Rem-
brandt "The Night Watch". I
was overwhelmed.
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he would say, giving me the
thin bamboo walking stick.
"Where is your eye going?"
I'd point to a man holding
a large lantern. It illuminated
the doorway.
"Him, Abuelo."
"Very good, and why?"


"Because the bright light
catches your eye and then
the rest slowly comes into the
light."
"Very good. Now let's find
the triangles." And I learned
how paintings are planned
and constructed, not just


brush-heads of paint splat-
tered on a huge canvas.
That opened my eyes. I find
myself watching triangles and
circles evolve from my brush
until finally I see I.have cre-
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Van Gogh pretty fast but what
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to see things as I saw them,
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university of color. By the time
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What a trip until you emerge
and reach your harbor.
Tina reached it on her own.
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Diego Rivera gave them a
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ARGENTINA &
URUGUAY
Argentina and Uruguay are
countries with many cultural
influences. So their Christ-
mas traditions are diverse and
it is very difficult to generalize.
Following are some broad lo-
cal traditions. Both countries
have a summer time Christ-
mas unlike that of the United
States. Despite this, their tra-
ditions are quite similar.
People celebrate it with de-
votion and joy. The tradition
of 1Natirita- crne and-X Ymas


tree, gift-giving, banquets
and picnics, and fireworks at
around midnight.
People usually select any
artificial or live tree to dis-
play at home. These trees are
decorated with colored lights,
ornaments and candles. All
Christmas gifts are placed un-
der the tree. Many set up the
Nativity scene, a model of the
manger where Jesus Christ
was born.
The devout also attend a
Christmas church service,
if this is part of their fam-
ily's holiday tradition. Many
plan a barbecue or picnic,
as their Christmas meal, to


take advantage of the pleas-
ant weather. Along with the
special and usual holiday
items, pan dulce (a Christmas
bread filled with candies) and
sidra (cider) or champagne are
served with dessert.
BOLIVIA
Throughout Bolivia, Christ-
mas is celebrated in a deeply
religious way. The main focus
of the season is the pesebre or
nativity scene which is found
in both home and churches.
On Christmas Eve, church
hellso rinc to call families to


Mass at midnight for La Misa
Del Gallo or the Mass of the
Rooster. The Christmas feast-
ing begins when everyone re-
turns home from Mass. Since
December ushers in the Sum-
mertime in Bolivia, the Christ-
mas drinks are iced and flow-
ers are in bloom to give color
to the season. On January 6,
the feast of the Epiphany, it
is the Three Kings who bring
gifts for the children of Bolivia.
On the night before Epiphany,
children set out their shoes
with letters to the kings.
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are shepherdesses rather
than shepherds and a gypsy
who attempts to kidnap the


Christ Child. Friends and
family members may also take
part in these plays. People
make a special meal and dec-
orate their houses. Many go
to church to attend services
in line with family tradition.
Christmas picnics and ban-
quets are also common. Spe-


cial items and usual holiday
recipes are tried along with
the cakes and wines.
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Prospero Afio Nuevo (a Happy
Christmas and a Prosperous
New Year). He strongly resem-
bles Santa Claus and likewise
comes drawn by reindeer.
However, as chimneys are
less than roomy in this warm
climate, he contents himself


with climbing a window. As in
all Latin America, the manger
scene is the center of festivi-
ties, and small clay figurines
(called pesebre) are placed
under every Christmas tree.
Following the midnight Misa
de Gallo (Mass of the Roost-
er), the Christmas Eve meal


often includes cazuela de ave
(chicken cazuela), a chicken
soup filled with potatoes, on-
ions and corn on the cob; and
pan de pascua, a Christmas
bread filled with candies fruit.

COLOMBIA
The Christmas season in


Colombia starts on December
7 when families light candles
in honor of the Virgin Mary.
The church celebrates De-
cember 8 as the day of the Im-
maculate Conception. This is
a Colombian National Holiday
and a day of Obligation with
the church. It is celebrated
with a display of lights as
each home will light approxi-
mately 100 candles on the
curb and sidewalk area. City
streets and parks are illumi-
nated with large Christmas
lights as well.
On December 16, Colom-
bian families typically start
setting up the Christmas tree
which is artificial for ecologi-
cal reasons. The Christmas
tree is decorated with lights
and bowls. Families set up
Nativity scenes which are ei-
ther plastic or hand crafted
figures. Everyone in the family
contributes on this day.
From December 16 through
December 24, families usu-
ally gather together at night
around Nativity scenes to pray
and sing carols in the Novena
de Aguinaldos. On Christ-
mas Eve family members and
neighbors gather to eat and
dance. Traditional Colombian
foods include: ajiaco (a soup
with potatoes), chicken and
natilla (a corn based dessert)
and buftuelos. Everyone waits
until midnight to wish each
other Merry Christmas and to
exchange gifts.
Traditionally, El Niflo Je-
sus, the Christ Child is the
one who would bring you
the gifts. But recently Santa
Claus has been introduced as
a gift-giver as well. Children
get up on Christmas morn-
ing and find gifts at the foot of
their beds.
COSTA RICA
Bright, tropical flowers
highlight decorations for
Christmas. Special trips are
made to gather wild orchids
blooming in the jungle areas.
The manger scene is called a
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cypress leaves and red coffee
berries are very popular. The
supper after Midnight Mass
consists of tamales and other
local dishes. Children used to
leave their shoes out for the
Christ Child to fill, but Santa
Claus is relieving Him of this
task now.
CUBA
Christmas has been cel-
ebrated as a holiday in Cuba
for only 3 years. Cuba official-
ly became an atheist nation
in 1962, but the Christmas
holiday was celebrated until
1969, when Fidel Castro de-
cided it was interfering with
the sugar harvest.
In 1997 President Castro
restored the holiday to honor
the visit of Pope John Paul II in
the island, and with the rein-
statement of the Xmas a large
Mass is held in Havana's Rev-
olution Square. Thousands of
Cubans worship at midnight
Masses, as church bells ring
out across Havana to mark
the moment when Christmas
Eve becomes Christmas Day.
Cubans celebrate Christ-
mas with traditional fervor
and revelry. Those who can
afford it try to make a special
meal and decorate their hous-
es, and church-going Chris-
tians attend services. Cubans
spend the days before Christ-
mas buying pork, apple cider,
beans, bananas and other
fruit in preparation for their
holiday festivities.
ECUADOR
Christmas Day is a day of
colorful procession as the In-
dians who live and work in
the highlands and mountains
dress in their finest and ride
their brightly arrayed llamas
down to the ranches where
their employers live. They
bring gifts of fruit and pro-
duce, which they lay before
the image of the Christ Child
in the pesebre, or manger
scene, which is set up in the
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(continued from page 19)
ranch house. Children also
bring their gifts and make
pretty speeches to the Holy
Infant, asking blessings for
their family and their ani-
mals. Then there is a fiesta
with much singing and danc-
ing outdoors. The owner of the
ranch distributes gifts to all
his employees and their fami-
lies. The huge meal will con-
sist of roast lamb, baked pota-
toes and brown sugar bread.
There is always too much to
eat, so that the processions
that wend their way into the
mountains at the end of the
day are as heavily laden with
leftovers as they were with of-
ferings in the morning.
EL SALVADOR
Salvadorans, like most if
not all Latin Americans, value
family and put it first during
Christmas celebrations. Fam-
ily gatherings begin at about
7:00 pm (on Christmas Eve),.
when members start arriving
at a determined home, most-
ly the grandparents. A must
to bring along are fireworks,
usually estrellitas which are
used around midnight, when
everything, and everyone is in
a festive frenzy with laughter
and hugs for the birth of Baby
Jesus.
Christmas may very well be
the one time of the year when
the whole family is together
and "catching up" is in or-
der. Friends drop in to spread
good wishes and are invited
to stay over for dinner, even
if it is known that most are
doing their "traditional route"
through friends' homes before
arriving to their own family's
celebration. The Misa de Gallo
or "Rooster Mass", which is
the name for the Christmas
Mass -begins at midnight.
Some families choose to eat
before the Mass, others after
it. On the way to Mass, it is
usual to hear the loud noise
of fireworks.
Dinner menus vary as does
the times for dinner. Upper
and upper middle class fami-
lies may enjoy a more "Ameri-
canized" menu of turkey and
ham, while traditional middle
class and lower strata fami-
lies may have chicken or even


special homemade tamales.
Just before saying goodbye
to the family, a tradition is to
place the Baby Jesus figure as
part of the Nativity Scene un-
der the Christmas Tree. Even
when the Nativity Scene may
be set under the tree a month
before, the figure is not placed
until after midnight of this
day, symbolizing that Christ
is now born.
GUATEMALA
For nine days before
Christmas, posadas (religious
processions) pass through the
streets. The beat of drums
and the crackle of fireworks
provide lively accompaniment
as the figures of Mary and Jo-
seph are carried to a friend's
house, where a carol is sung
asking for lodging for the Holy
Family. After ritual questions
and answers, the doors are
opened and Mary and Joseph
are taken to the nacimiento
(manger scene) where they
will remain until the next
night, when they once again
go out seeking for shelter. Ev-
eryone who accompanies the
figures on their quest makes
a great party with punch and
hot tamales and dances once
the goal is accomplished. On
Christmas Eve, the figure of
the Christ Child is added to
the nacimiento at the last of
the nine houses to receive the
Holy Family. This is the signal
for the biggest party of all, and
the home selected had better
be a large one, since everyone
who was involved over the last
nine days will show up on this
night. The Christmas tree has
joined the nacimiento as a
popular ornament because of
the large German population
in Guatemala. Gifts are left
under the tree on Christmas
morning by the Christ Child
for the children. Parents and
adults do not exchange gifts
until New Year's Day. Mid-
night Mass on Christmas Eve
follows the posada and is in
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families, friends and co-work-
ers and have several tradition-
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eggnog, beer and aguardiente.
They usually have a din-
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they drop by the homes of
their friends and neighbors
to drink, eat and dance. They
usually end up stuffed with
delicious food and drink.
Then, at 12 o'clock they all
hug and say Feliz Navidad
(Merry Christmas) to each
other. At the same time, fire-


crackers and cherry bombs
are exploding everywhere. It
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people usually go to bars to
drink and dance until the sun
comes up. The preparation
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made in homes and stores.
But they all set their Christ-
mas tree up and adorn it with
lights and many other decora-
tions. They also put little light
bulbs outside their homes.
And, of course, the kids make
their list to Santa.
MEXICO
Mexicans share many tradi-
tions with the Spanish. Their
main Christmas celebration is
called La Posada, which is a
religious procession that re-
enacts the search for shelter
by Joseph and Mary before
the birth of Jesus. During the
procession, the celebrants go
from house to house carrying
the images of Mary and Jo-
seph looking for shelter.


Several weeks before
Christmas, elaborately deco-
rated market stalls or puestos
are set up in the plazas of ev-
ery town and city. Some peo-
ple travel for days from remote
areas to get to these markets.
The puestos offer crafts of ev-
ery conceivable kind, foods
such as cheese, bananas,
nuts, and cookies, and flowers
such as orchids and poinset-
tias.
Santa Claus is not predom-
inant, but the bright red suit
is represented in the tradition-
al flower of the season. This
flower is the poinsettia, which
has a brilliant red star-shaped
bloom. There is a legend con-
nected with the flower. A little
boy named Pablo was walking
to the church in his village to


visit the Nativity scene, when
he realized he had nothing to
offer the Christ Child. He saw
some green branches growing
along the roadside and gath-
ered them up. Other children
laughed at him, but when
he laid them by the manger,
they started to bloom a bright
red poinsettia flower on each
branch.
The Mexican children re-
ceive gifts. On Christmas day
they are blindfolded and taken
to try and break a decorated
clay pifiata that dangles and
swings at the end of a rope.
Once the pifiata has been bro-
ken, the children run to re-
cover the candy kept inside.
Those children who have been
good also on January 6th re-
ceive a gift from the Three


Wise Men.
NICARAGUA
Like many Latin American
countries, Nicaragua retains
many of the customs of old
Spain. In the weeks leading up
to Christmas people stroll the
streets where there are many
things to buy: candles, Nativ-
ity pictures, toys and foods.
Children carry fragrant bou-
quets to the altar of the Virgin
and sing carols. On Christ-
mas Eve, church bells beckon
the people to Midnight Mass.
On January 6, the feast of the
Epiphany, the three Wise Men
bring gifts for the children.
Often the Holiday season con-
cludes with a brilliant display
of fireworks.
PARAGUAY
Christmas in Paraguay is
celebrated in a deeply religious
way. The main focus of the
season is the pesebre or na-
tivity scene which is found in
both the home and in church-
es. December is the summer
season in South America, and
there is a profusion of flow-
ers growing everywhere at
this time of year. Churches
and homes are decorated in
bright colors to match the
flowers. On Christmas Eve,
church bells beckon the peo-
ple to church at midnight for
La Misa Del Gallo or the Mass.
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feasting begins when fam-
ily and friends return home
from Mass. On January 6, the
feast of the Epiphany, it is the
Three Kings who bring gifts
for the children of Paraguay.
On the night before Epiphany,
children set out their shoes
with letters to the kings.
PERU
Many Peruvian man-
ger scenes will feature the
quaintly beautiful figures
wood-carved by the Quechua
Indians. On Christmas Eve,
the meal after Midnight Mass
features tamales (traditional
local dish). Christmas Day
festivities in Lima are high-
lighted by a procession with
the statue of the Virgin Mary.
PUERTO RICO
Early in the Christmas sea-
son, carolers begin going from
house to house and from farm
to farm. They wear homemade
costumes of what the Magi


might have worn and sing
bright Spanish carols called
aguinaldos and villancicos.
They are rewarded with food
and drink, and many from
each house will join them, so
that eventually there are great
crowds going singing from
place to place. Nine days be-
fore Christmas, the Mass of
the Carols begins. This takes
place each morning at 5:30
a.m. It is filled with music and
usually the caroling continues
on the way to work or home.
The manger scenes are peo-
pled with santos and hand-
carved figures that represent
some oldest works of art.
The tree and Santa Claus are
also popular. Gifts arrive on
Christmas morning, but also
on the Epiphany. On Janu-
ary 5 in the evening, children
leave water, grass and grain
under their beds for the cam-
els of the Wise Men and the
next day find presents in their
place.
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In Venezuela on Decem-
ber 16th families bring out
their pesebres (mangers)
which is a specially designed
and thought out depiction of
the nativity scene. Venezu-
elans attend an early morning
church service daily between
December 16th and 24th.
This is called Misa de Aguinal-
do (Early Morning
Mass). In Caracas,
i. r the capital city, it
is customary to
roller-skate to this
service and many
neighborhoods
close the streets to
,s cars until 8 a.m.
It is a tradition
to attend at one
of nine carol ser-
vices which most
Venezuelans ob-
serve. Firecrack-
ers explode and
bells ring to call
worshippers from
bed in the pre-
dawn hours. The
last of the masses takes place
on Nochebuena (Christmas
Eve). Families attend a mass
on this night and then return
home to a huge and fancy din-
ner.
Before bedtime children tie
one end of a piece of string
to their big tow and hang the
other out the window. The
next morning, roller skaters
give a tug to any string they
see hanging.
On January 6th when the
children are awaken they will
discover that the straw that
they had left beside their bed
the night before has gone, and
in its place they can find gifts.
The children know that the
Magi and their camels have
been at home. When they look
themselves in the mirror and
see a black smudge on their
cheek they know that Baltha-
zar, King of the Ethiopians
has kissed them whilst they
slept.


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became the subject of many
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gave away all of his inherited
wealth and traveled the coun-
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providing them with a dowry
so that they could .be mar-
ried. Over the course of many
years, Nicholas's popularity
spread and he became known
as the protector of children
and sailors. His feast day is


celebrated on the anniversary
of his death, December 6. This
was traditionally considered a
lucky day to make large pur-
chases or to get married. By
the Renaissance, St. Nicholas
was the most popular saint in
Europe. Even after the Prot-
estant Reformation, when the
veneration of saints began to
be discouraged, St. Nicholas
maintained a positive reputa-
tion, especially in Holland.
Sinter Klaas Comes
to New York
St. Nicholas made his first
inroads into American popu-
lar culture towards the end of
the 18th century.
In December 1773,
and again in 1774,
a New York news-
paper reported that
groups of Dutch
families had gath-
ered to honor the
anniversary of his
death.
The name Santa
Claus evolved from
Nick's Dutch nick-
i name, Sinter Klaas,
a shortened form
of Sint Nikolaas
(Dutch for Saint
Nicholas). In 1804,
John Pintard, a
member of the
New York Histori-
cal Society, distrib-
uted woodcuts of
St. Nicholas at the
society's annual
meeting. The background of
the engraving contains now-
familiar Santa images includ-
ing stockings filled with toys
and fruit hung over a fire-
place. In 1809, Washington
Irving helped to popularize the


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Sinter Klaas stories when he
referred to St. Nicholas as the
patron saint of New York in
his book, The History of New
York. As his prominence'grew,
Sinter Klaas was described
as everything from a "rascal"
with a blue three-cornered
hat, red waistcoat, and yel-
low stockings to a man wear-
ing a broad-brimmed hat and
a "huge pair of Flemish trunk
hose."
Shopping Mall Santas
Gift-giving, mainly cen-
tered around children, has
beeh an important part of the
Christmas celebration, since
the holiday's rejuvenation in
the early 19th century. Stores
began to advertise Christmas
shopping in 1820, and by


the 1840s, newspapers were
creating separate sections
for holiday advertisements,
which often featured images
of the newly-popular Santa
Claus. In 1841, thousands of
children visited a Philadelphia
shop to see a life-size Santa
Claus model. It was only a
matter of time before stores
began to attract children, and
their parents, with the lure of
a peek at a "live" Santa Claus.
In the early 1890s, the Sal-
vation Army needed money
to pay for the free Christmas
meals they provided to needy
families. They began dressing
up unemployed men in Santa
Claus suits and sending them
into the streets of New York
to solicit donations. Those fa-
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borrowed from other sources,
his poem helped to popularize
Christmas Eve Santa Claus
waiting for the children to get
to sleep the now-familiar idea
of a Santa Claus who flew from
house to house on Christmas
Eve in "a miniature sleigh"
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whom he also named leaving
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only St. Nicholas-inspired
gift-giver to make an appear-
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lar figures were popular all
over the world. Christkind
or Kris Kringle was believed
to deliver presents to well-
behaved Swiss and German
children. Meaning "Christ
child," Christkind is an angel-
like figure often accompanied
by St. Nicholas on his holi-
day missions. In Scandinavia,
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was thought to deliver gifts
in a sleigh drawn by goats.
English legend explains that
Father Christmas visits each
home on Christmas Eve to
fill children's stockings with
holiday treats. Pere Noel is re-
sponsible for filling the shoes
of French children. In Russia,
it is believed that an elderly
woman named Babouschka
purposely gave the wise men
wrong directions to Bethle-
hem so that they couldn't find
Jesus. Later, she felt remorse-
ful, but could not find the men
to undo the damage. To this
day, on January 5, Babousch-
ka visits Russian children


leaving gifts at their bedsides
in the hope that one of them
is the baby Jesus and she will
be forgiven. In Italy, a similar
story exists about a woman
called La Befana, a kindly
witch who rides a broomstick
down the chimneys of Italian
homes to deliver toys into the
stockings of lucky children.

The Ninth Reindeer
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reindeer of all," was born over
a hundred years after his
eight flying counterparts. The
red-nosed wonder was the
creation of Robert L. May, a
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copywriter at the Montgomery
Ward department store.
In 1939, May wrote a
Christmas-themed story-
poem to help bring holiday
traffic into his store. Using
a similar rhyme pattern to
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story of Rudolph, a young
reindeer who was teased by
the other deer because of his
large, glowing, red nose. But,
When Christmas Eve turned
foggy and Santa worried that
he wouldn't be able to deliver
gifts that night, the former
outcast saved Christmas by
leading the sleigh by the light
of his red nose. Rudolph's
message-that given the op-


portunity, a liability can be
turned into an asset-proved
popular. Montgomery Ward
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million copies of the story in
1939. When it was reissued
in 1946, the book sold over
three and half million cop-
ies. Several years later, one of
May's friends, Johnny Marks,


wrote a short song based on
Rudolph's story (1949). It was
recorded by Gene Autry and
sold over two million copies.
Since then, the story has been
translated into 25 languages
and been made into a televi-
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