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Title: Gaceta
Uniform Title: Gaceta
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: Spanish
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Subjects / Keywords: Cubans -- Florida
Hispanic Americans -- Florida
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General Note: Director: Victoriano Manteiga, 1922.
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AS WEHEADIT "I


We wish all of our readers a very
Merry Christmas. Our blessings
are quite evident in the wake of the
Newtown massacre. To go home
and see your loved ones, no matter
the circumstances, is a great gift
compared to the emptiness in the
homes of those families touched by
evil. To be reminded how precious
each minute is and how special our
children and grandchildren are
might be the only good that comes
from this.
This Christmas, we will give
thanks for what we have and re-
member those who are suffering in


our prayers. We hope you'll join us.

The race for chair of the Florida
Democratic Party is turning into
one of establishment versus change.
The Party's establishment is cir-
cling its wagons around Allison
Tant, a former Tallahassee lobbyist
who is very well connected. She is
the candidate of Bill Nelson, Debbie
Wasserman Schultz and current
Party director Scott Arceneaux. The
powers have worked to get her the
endorsement of former candidate
for chair, Scott Randolph. She also
got a boost from Annette Taddeo.


Lib. of Florida Hist.
PO Box 117007
205 SMA Univ. of FL
Gainesville, FL 32611-7007


Ms. Taddeo ended her campaign
for chair and moved her support
to Tant.
We expected Taddeo to side with
the candidate of change, Alan Clen-
denin, but it's obvious the other side
has more to offer.
Alan Clendenin picked up the


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support of the Democratic Party's
Hispanic and Black caucuses. Both
groups want the party to change,
believing it must in order to be
successful.
This Party election could be very
meaningful to the results of 2014
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America Latina


Colombia
Representantes del Gobierno de Juan Manuel Santos y
miembros de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia
(FARC) finalizaran este jueves el segundo ciclo de conversa-
ciones de paz, iniciadas en La Habana (Cuba) en noviembre
pasado, manteniendo el desarrollo agrario como tema principal.
Se estima que lleguen al Palacio de Convenciones de La Ha-
bana el 8 de enero, ya que ambas delegaciones las consideran
indispensables para el advance en los otros cuatro temas de los
Didlogos de Paz: la participaci6n political, la termination del
conflict, drogas ilicitas y atenci6n a las victims.
Uruguay
Mas de tres mil personas marcharon este miercoles en Uru-
guay en contra del racism y la discrimination, en reaction al
ataque que sufri6 una mujer afrodescendiente a la salida de
un sal6n de baile de Montevideo (capital). Tania Ramirez, de 27
afios y afrodescendiente, fue agredida con brutalidad por varias
mujeres que la golpearon y le propinaron insultos racistas.
En el lugar numerosas personas llevaron pancartas. Algunas
decian: "Orgullosos de tener el pelo duro. Somos afro. Somos
hermosos", "Sentite afro, comparti tu diversidad". La denomi-
nada "Marcha de las Motas" reuni6 a organizaciones sociales,
funcionarios del gobierno, legisladores de todos los partidos y
ciudadanos que se sumaron "Por un Uruguay sin racismo.
Ecuador
La actividad eruptiva del volcan Tungurahua se mantiene
alta con mas de 60 explosions, temblores interns y emisiones
de gases y ceniza, inform este miercoles el Instituto Geofisico
(IG) de la Escuela Politecnica Nacional. Las fuertes lluvias que
cayeron en la madrugada mitigaron en parte los, efectos de la
caida de ceniza en las zonas agricolas y urbanas. La Secretaria
Nacional de Gesti6n de Riesgos (SNGR) de Ecuador declare
el domingo la "alerta naranja", la segunda de mayor nivel. El
Tungurahua, de 5.016 metros de altitude y situado a unos 80
kil6metros al sur de Quito, empezo su actual process eruptivo
en 1999 y desde entonces intercala periods de alta actividad
con lapsos de relative calma.
Venezuela
SegCun la uiltima informaci6n dada por el ministry de Comu-
nicaciBn venezolano, Ernesto Villegas, el president venezolano
Hugo Chavez se esta restableciendo favorablemente luego de
haber enfrentado una infecci6n respiratoria, product de la
delicada intervenci6n que sufri6 el pasado 11 de diciembre en
La Habana, Cuba, tras habersele detectado celulas malignas
en la misma zona donde se le extrajo un tumor en junio del
afio 2011. El vicepresidente coment6 sobre los reports que el
Gobierno ha dado sobre la salud de Chavez, que "las noticias
que nosotros hemos transmitido son exactamente la verdad de
lo que ha sucedido (...) el president Chavez tuvo una operation
dificil, afortunadamente hay un equipo de la mas alta calidad
con el mandatario".
Por otra parte, Veinte de los 23 candidates del Partido
Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), fueron electos en los
comicios regionales de este domingo, donde los ciudadanos
escogieron a las autoridades que gobernaran cada estado en
los pr6ximo cuatro aflos.
Panama y Paraguay
Segtin una encuesta realizada por la consultora internacio-
nal Gallup, los panamefios y paraguayos son los mas positives a
nivel mundial. Asimismo, ocho de los diez paises mas optimistas
correspondent a America Latina y el Caribe: Panama, Paraguay,
El Salvador, Venezuela, Trinidad y Tobago, Guatemala, Ecuador
y Costa Rica, todos con mas de 80% de respuestas positivas. A
estas se les hicieron cinco preguntas para responder "si" o "no":
si disfrutaron bastante el dia anterior, si se sentian respetados,
si habian tenido un buen descanso, si se reian y/o sonreian
much, y si habian hecho o aprendido algo interesante. En
cuanto al promedio mundial de los encuestados que dijeron
"si" a estas cinco preguntas refleja un mundo relativamente
optimista.De acuerdo al andlisis de la consultora, el 85% de los
adults en todo el mundo se sentia tratado con respeto, el 72%
sonri6 y se ri6 much, el 73% consider que disfruto much el
dia y el 72% se sentia bien descansado.
Mexico
El Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos revel6 que los
Zetas y el Cartel de Sinaloa utilizaron a bancos con sedes en el
pais para lavar masivamente dinero del narcotrifico. La inves-
tigaci6n official fue presentada en una Corte Federal de Nueva
York, donde el departamento inform que los bancos HSBC,
JP Morgan, Wells Fargo y Banks of America estdn involucradas
en operaciones de este tipo. Uno de los casos mas importantes
es el del HSBC ya que se comprob6 que en 2008 "lav6" 1.100
millones de d6lares del cartel de Sinaloa con destino a Estados
Unidos. Se estima que a nivel mundial se mueven cerca de
300.000 millones d61lares al afio provenientes del narcotrifico.
Segun Antonio Maria Costa, ex director ejecutivo de la Oficina
de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC),
"esto represent la vigesima economic del mundo y much
dinero para blanquear".


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El president Barack Oba-
ma comunico el miercoles la
designaci6n del vicepresiden-
te Joe Biden como lider de
una comisi6n que considerara
nuevos procedimientos legis-
lativos que regulen el control
y contra la violencia asociada
con las armas de fuego, tras
la massacre ocurrida el 14 de
diciembre en la escuela Sandy
Hook en Newtown, Connecti-
cut. El vicepresidente debera
tener el informed de las inves-
tigaciones listo tan pronto
como en enero. A su vez, el
president encargo la mission
al equipo dirigido por Biden
de canalizar medios para la
atenci6n de problems de
salud mental y el estableci-
miento de una cultural hacia
la no violencia. "Esta vez, las
palabras deben conducir a los
hechos", apunt6 Obama.


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Traducci6n de las pancartas: "Detenga a la NRA (Asociaci6n
Nacional de Rifles de EE.UU.)" y "Proteja a los nifios no a las
armas". Se reaviva el debate sobre el control de armas.


Aministia Internacional advierte crisis

humanitarian en Europa
La organizaci6n intemacio-
nal para la defense de los de-
rechos humans Amnistia In-
ternacional advierte sobre una
crisis humanitarian en Europa.
Seglin el informed de la enti-
dad, la crisis ha sido originada
por la afluencia a Grecia de mi-
les de inmigrantes indocumen-
tados que procuraban refugio
en ese pais.
Amnistia Internacional ha
hecho enfasis en las adver-
sas condiciones de vida de los
emigrantes, las prolongadas
demoras en el registro de las
solicitudes de asilo y el recru-
decimiento de la violencia ra-
cial. Grecia es el principal pun-
to de entrada de inmigrantes
sin papeles de Asia y Africa.
Nifios miran a travys del alambrado de un centro de detenci6n Unos 00oo mil entran de forma
para inmigrantes en Grecia. irregular cada aiio en Grecia.


A

Libro

7,-Abierto


A Libro Abierto. viste de ne-
gro por fuera y le hierve el rojo
por dentro por las desgracias
acaecidas la semana pasada.
El aliento de nuestros rififos,
mujeres y hombres nos sigue
siendo arrebatado aflo tras
afno.
6Y quien nos protege? No
es la Asociaci6n Nacional
de Rifles pero tampoco nos
ampara nuestro Gobierno.
Hago un Ilamado a la
conciencia, a la vida, a
la responsabilidad de
nuestros gobernantes
de cuidarnos y velar por
la vida y la justicia.
Esto es lo que estd a
sucediendo, lo digo, le
guste a quien le guste
e invocando la libertad
de expresi6n que me co-
rresponde como ser hu-
mano, ciudadana y pc-
riodista: esta locura solo ,*
sc explica por la codicia
de los fabricantes de ar-
mas y por la sumisi6n Una
de los politicos a sus a la
intereses a cambio de Conl
la financiaci6n de sus 4D6n
campaflas.
El problema de lo que pasa
con las armas en nuestro
pais obedece a un grupo de
presi6n ultra poderoso la
Asociaci6n Nacional del Rific
- con un presupuesto de mas
dc 200 millones dc d6olares y
que financial (cs decir, compra
la voluntad de) periodistas,
medios de comunicacion y
clmpilias clccl.orles (dc poli-
ticos do todos los colors.
Esta smanin niuestro pre-
sidentc ha anunciado algunas
decisions para consider
nuevos procedimientos que


regulen el control de ar
detengan la violencia (i
ya!). Esperamos que el
tado sean medidas con
que garanticen la segi
de la poblaci6n. Espe
que el Congreso apoye
medidas, sin mas esper
mas excusas, sin mas p
gamiento.
La responsabilidad es
partida: el mal no puede


madre abrazando a su
escuela Sandy Hook
necticut Z Y qui6n podrn
nde estin nuestros heroes
cer sobre el bien, si el b
bueno.
Lo express sabian
Edmund Burke: "Para
triunfe el mal, s6lo e
cesario que los bueno
hagan nada" (segund
que escribo esta cita y se
una tercera). Asi que si t
el mal, digo yo, cs porqu
mnuchlo mlal dentro dc n
Gobl)irno.
Es cicrto, no podemnos
trolar las me8ltcs y ailm
fornias (de los asesinos cll
qulc perpettlanl stas trag


Por Manuela Ball


imas y pero si podemos finalmente
Alelu- establecer un control de armas
resul- e incorporar drasticas medi-
cretas das de seguridad en nuestras
uridad escuelas. Este el deber del Go-
ramos bierno. No digo mis.
estas .Y el pueblo? EQue hace el
*a, sin pueblo? .Que estamos hacien-
rolon- do nosotros por el cambio?
eQue acciones est& tomando?
Scom- Este es el deber de cada uno.
e ven- ;Que estoy haciendo yo? Yo
estoy escribiendo, cum-
pliendo mi deber como
ciudadana de esta naci6n
y como comunicadora so-
cial. Que esta haciendo
0 usted? NO digo mas.
No he mencionado
que el mismo dia de la
massacre de Newton, otro
maldito, Min Yinjun, de
36 afios, apufial6 a 22
niflos y a un adulto en
la puerta de una escuela
primaria en la provincia
central china de Henan.
inform la agencia official
hija frente china Xinhua. Que cu-
en Newton, rioso... eh?
i salvarnos? Pero, eque se pue-
y la justicia? de esperar de China?
Un pais que practice la
ien es opresi6n, con el mas alto nivel
de ejecuciones del mundo (se-
mente guin Amnistia Internacional),
que y el cual ademAs, consider
us ne- "un secret dc Estado" cual-
os no quier informaci6n al respect.
a vez Pero nosotros no somos Chi-
e hard na, somos Estados Unidos y
riunfa por casa se emipieza a protege
e hay y preservar los Derechos Hu-
u.istro manos. Esto no puede seguir
sucediendo. jBasta. Basta!
s con- Le pido al Creador scrcni-
Is en- dad y fortaleza parn todas las
series fiunilins y amigos de los niflos
cdias, y adults fallecidos.


Pagina 2/LA GACETA/Viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012


Presidira' Biden comision sobre

violencia con armas de fuego











zC
Por Sebastian Varone
"A mi juicio, el mejor
gobierno es el que deja a la
gente mds tempo en paz. ".
Walt Whitman

dQue oblig6 a ese muchacho
con tanto odio a matar a su
propia madre y a esos niflos?
jTal vez su madre le daba mas
atenci6n a esos rfiftos que a
su propio hijo? JPadecia de
algTn trastorno psicol6gico?
dC6mo obtuvo las armas? .Su
madre tendria alguna influen-
cia o corresponsabilidad? Se
supone que una persona con
problems psicol6gicos,
no debe portar armas
y/o much menos que
se las vendan en una
tienda de armas como
que si va al mercado a
comprar papitas o una
soda.
Ninguin ser huma-
no nace maldito, lo
hacemos o nos hacemos
malditos dependiendo
de los padres que ten-
gamos o de los padres
que seamos, de la so-
ciedad en que vivimos.
Los hijos son nuestros
espejos, donde se refle-
jan nuestras virtudes o
nuestros defects, sea-
mos mas consciente de
lo que estamos criando,
mejores series para el
future, o asesinos para
el mafiana.
Estamos con- t.
denando nuestra .
descendencia, porque
fuimos condenados y i ,
debemos parar con esa |
cadena de condena. Si
podemos romper con
ella, si tomamos conciencia,
empezaremos a cambiar las
cosas; primero con nosotros
mismos, luego con nuestros pa-
dres e hijos, con la sociedad que
cada dia va mas en decadencia
y, posiblemente, tendremos un
""MUNDO MEJOR"" (bien entire
comillas). Bueno, por lo menos
eso creo. S61o Dios lo sabe.
Como tambien sabe que todo
tiene su tiempo.
Pero cada afio, en EE.UU.
la tragedia se repite, y, nadie,
hace nada. Ni la sociedad, ni el
gobierno, ni el vaticano. Y que
dice el Papa? Cualquier per-
sona va a una tienda de armas
y compra todas las armas que
quiera. Quien es el culpable?
6Qui6n es el responsible?


,ausa y Efec

Recientemente un adoles-
cente utiliza un arma de fuego
para asesinar a various de sus
compafieros y maestros en la
escuela, igualmente un chico
mat6 a otros tantos en un cine
y, asi, sucesivamente, mien-
tras no se observa ninguna
reacci6n concrete del Gobierno
Federal para impedir que sign
ocurriendo nuevas masacres.
Lo cierto es, que si no to-
man contundentes medidas,
seguiran enlutalndose families
en los EE.UU. por este tipo de
actos aberrantes.
En visperas de finales del


2012 ha ocurrido un nue-
vo hecho escalofriante, otro
derramamiento de sangre, esta
vez en un centro education
de Connecticut, con el saldo
de 27 personas brutalmente
asesinadas.
Mensajes de condolencias,
expresiones de dolor y critics
agudas contra la proliferaci6n
de armas y violencia ocupan las
primeras piginas de la prensa
estadounidense y acaparan
espacios en la television. No
se trata de casualidad, que la
juventud de la primera potencia
military mundial tenga este alto
indice de violencia; de hecho,
hasta la present fecha EE.UU.
lidera el consume mundial de
drogas en lo que respect a


to?

cannabis sativa (marihuana) y
clorhidrato de coca cocainea).
Tiene asimismo la poblacion
civil mas armada del planet,
su descomposicion social ha
afectado todas las razas y
classes sociales en virtud de un
alto consumismo enfermizo
(fetichismo de las mercancias),
fragmentacion de las families,
promiscuidad, sexualidad pre-
coz, desempleo y decreciente
access a servicios como la salud
y la education.
Es terriblemente preocu-
pante la libre venta de armas
que se practice legalmente. Tal
fen6meno se original
en un error grotesco
en el regimen juridico
pero que se justifica
de conformidad a su
doctrine institutional
de sociedad violent
y contraria al espiritu
de la Declaraci6n Uni-
versal de los Derechos
Humrnanos. Qud seni de
la vida de la Comision
International de los
Derechos Humanos?
Si alguien los ve, por
favor, envienle saludos.
Continiuo....
En efecto, estu-
diosos del Derecho
Comparado, saben que
la Constituci6n de este
pais es bastante com-
pacta y concisa, que
contiene 7 articulos v
27 enmiendas, de las
cuales las 10 primeras
integran la denominada
"Bill of rights" (Declara-
ci6n de derechos fun-
damentales) referidos
a las garantias de" los
ciudadanos. Pues de
ese iltimo segment normativo
conviene extraer textualmente
lo siguiente: "Amendment 2 -
Right to Bear Arms. Ratified
12/15/17Q1. A well regulated
Militia, being necessary to
the security of a Free State,
the right of the people to keep
and bear Arms, shall not be
infringed".
El texto arriba sefialado,
corresponde a la segunda en-
mienda de la Constituci6n de
los Estados Unidos de America,
el cual de seguidas traduzco
literalmente: "Enmienda 2.
Derecho a portar armas. Rati-
ficado el 15/12/1791. Una bien
regulada milicia, es necesaria
para la seguridad de un Estado
libre, el derecho del pueblo a


De acuerdo con un anailisis de datos sobre armas en EE.UU.
de las Naciones Unidas para el Control de Drogas, Gallup,
Pew Investigaci6n y Harris Interactivo, de 315 millones de
habitantes existen 300 millones de armas. Estas cifras im-
plican que en el pais hay 88.8 armas de fuego por cada 100
habitantes, el promedio mis alto en el mundo. Por cada 100
mil habitantes en Jap6n hay 1.1 asesinatos, mientras que en
Alemania la cifra es de 3.9, y en Estados Unidos de 8.7.


conservar y portar armas, no
sera infringido".
Es evidence que esta norma
es aberrante si se le examine
desde la perspective humanista.
La segunda enmienda constitu-
cional de EE.UU. que como se
ve tiene mas de dos siglos de
vigencia es una prueba objetiva
e irrefutable de la tradici6n
agresiva, guerrerista y pistolera
de esta sociedad.
Si realmente se quieren evi-
tar mas muertes en escuelas
y, adolescents autores de
horrendas masacres, el gana-
dor del Premio Nobel de la Paz
V actual Presidente reelecto
de EE.UU., deberia promover
ante el Congreso de su pais, la
eliminaci6n de esa abominable
segunda enmienda, lo cual
permitiria restringir el porte de
armas que en la actualidad es
libre en dicho territorio y esta
al alcance de todos los ciudada-
nos mayores de edad con el
apoyo de vergonzosas entidades
como la Asociaci6n Nacional del
Rifle (NRA).
Tendrian que colocar vigi-
lancina controlada en todas las
escuelas a nivel national, con
caimaras de circuit cerrado y
detectores de metales. A ver
si de esa forma, por lo menos
se minimize el riesgo que si-
gan ocurriendo este tipo de
desgracias en el pais.
Pero, lamentablemente nada
se espera que pueda hacer el
sefior Obama, respect a esta
u otras materials pacifistas, al
menos que se genere un com-
promiso integral dentro del
seno del Gobierno. Entretan-
to, el pueblo estadounidense
seguird viendo este tipo de
actos violentos, viviendo en un
estado de desamparo frente
a la violencia generalizada y
degenerative. Solo le resta in-
vocar el sagrado lema acufiado
en sus monedas: "In God We
Trust" (En Dios confiamos). Les
aseguro que precisamente, los
heroes de las tiras c6micas no
podran hacer nada. Tampoco
el chapulin colorado. Asi pues,
que Dios nos ampare o que nos
agarre confesados.
Aqui les dejo un pequefio
resume cronol6gico de algu-
nos de los ataques indiscrimi-
nados y casos de muertes por
tiroteos ocurridos en escuelas
en EE.UU en los 6iltimos
veinte aijos:
2 de Julio de 1993.- Un
hombre armado con dos semi-
automaticas, un revolver y
una bolsa con cientos de balas
mataron en San Francisco
a nueve personas y luego se
suicide.
20 de abril de 1999.- Dos
estudiantes de 17 y 18 afios,
Eric Harris y Dylan Klebold,
armados con un fusil de asalto,
dos escopetas y un revolver,
asesinaron a 13 personas e
hierieron a 23 en la escuela
de Columbine, en Littleton
(Colorado), antes de suicidarse.
21 de marzo de 2005.- Un
estudiante de secundaria de 17
aflos, del estndo de Minnesota,
tras asesinar a sus abuclos
tlInco it su (es'uICi'l en Red
Lake, en In reserva india de


Ojibwe, donde ultim6 a cinco
compafieros y dos adults, an-
tes de suicidarse.
16 de abril de 2007.- El
estudiante surcoreano Cho
Seung Hui acab6 con la vida
de 32 estudiantes y profesores
en la Universidad Polit6cnica
de Virginia y luego se suicide.
5 de diciembre de 2007.-
Nueve personas fallecieron,
incluido el agresor, y cinco
resultaron heridas por los
disparos de un hombre de 20
afios en un centro commercial de
Omaha (Nebraska).
10 de marzo de 2009.- Un
hombre armado mat6 a diez
personas, entire ellas su madre,
sus abuelos y sus tios y poste-
riormente se suicide.
29 de marzo de 2009.-
Al menos ocho personas
perecieron en un tiroteo en
una residencia para ancianos
y enfermos de Alzheimer en
Carthage (Carolina del Norte).
El agresor result herido por
la policia.
3 de abril de 2009.- Un
hombre armado entr6 en un
centro de atencion a inmigran-
tes y refugiados en Bingham-
ton, en el estado de Nueva York,
y mat6 a 13 personas para
despues suicidarse.
6 de noviembre de 2009.-
El comandante Nidal Malik
Hasan, de 39 afios y psiquia-
tra especializado en estres
postraumatico, asesin6 a 13
personas e hiri6 a 32 en la base
military de Fort Hood (Texas),
en el mas grave incident en
un recinto military en Estados
Unidos.
3 de agosto de 2010.- Un
hombre de 34 afios tirote6 a
nueve personas en la distribui-
dora de cerveza y vino Hartford
Distributor, en Manchester, en
el estado de Connecticut.
7 de agosto de 2011.- Un
hombre asesin6 a siete perso-
nas, entire ellos un niflo de once
aflos, antes de ser abatido por
la policia en Copley Township,
en el noreste de Ohio.
12 de octubre de 2011.-
Ocho personas sucumbieron y
otra result herida grave en una
peluqueria en Seal Beach, Cali-
fornia, despues de que un hom-
bre, esposo de una empleada,
entrara en el establecimiento y
comenzara a disparar.
2 de abril de 2012.- Siete
personas fallecieron y tres re-
sultaron heridas en un tiroteo
en una universidad privada en
Oakland (California).
20 de Julio de 2012.- En
Aurora, cerca de Denver Colo-
rado, murieron 14 personas y
50 heridos en un tiroteo en la
peor matanza indiscriminada
acontecida en un cine.
La lista es larga. Hay muchos
otros casos que no fueron aqui
mencionados. Por si fuera poco,
tres dias despues de la matan-
za de Newton, sucedio otro
asesinato a mano armada: un
sujeto asesino el pasado martes
a tires adults en un domicilio
y luego se quito la vida, en el
condado de Weld, Colorado.
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La massacre de Newton:













POR VICTOR SISA
Cambios en la
directive futbolistica
de USF
Menos de una semana des-
pues de su nombramiento
como jefe de entrenamiento
del equipo de futbol ameri-
cano de USF, Willie Taggart,
originario del soleado vecino
Bradenton, anunci6 cambios
en el personal que adiestra a
los jugadores de los Toros.
Mientras los antiguos en-
trenadores, incluyendo el asis-
tente Kevin Patrick, el coordi-
nador ofensivo Todd Fitch y el
coordinator defensive Chris
Cosh, fueron despedidos, se
retuvo un miembro del perso-
nal, Larry Scott, instructor de
"running backs".


Willie Taggart, rnuevo
entrenador en acci6ri'
Scott ha sido designado esta
vez para el cargo de asistente
ofensivo. Al mismo tiempo, Ta-
ggart comunic6 que Raymond
Woodie, quien entren6 con
Taggart en la Western Kentuc-
ky, se uniria al combinado en
calidad de asistente defensive.
"Con el nuevo playoff a la vuel-
ta de la esquina... si usted
puede terminar entire los cua-
tro primeros, puede discutir
un campeonato", dijo colmado
de optimism el nuevo entre-
nador de USF. Veremos.
Los Santos blanquean
a los Bucaneros


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Otro tortazo para los
Bucaneros de Tampa
Drew Brees tir6 307 yards
y cuatro pases de anotaci6n
para que los Santos de Nueva
Orleans lograran en casa su
primera blanqueada desde el
1995 al propinarle una des-
comunal paliza de 41-0 a los
Bucaneros.
Con esta derrota, las espe-
ranzas de Tampa Bay de llegar
a los playoffs son casi nulas.
Brees acopl6 pases de anota-
ci6n con el ala cerrada David
Thomas, el corredor Darren
Sproles y los receptores Lan-
ce Moore y Joe Morgan. Mark
Ingram agreg6 un touchdown
por tierra de 11 yards.
Por Tampa, el desempeno
de Josh Freeman fue patdtico,
al lanzar cuatro intercepciones
y soltar un bal6n. Jabari Greer
logr6 dos intercepciones, Ra-
fael Bush e Isa Abdul-Quddus
lograron las otras. Cameron
Jordan forz6 el bal6n perdido
de Freeman en una capture
y lo recupero6. Nueva Orleans
tambien neutralize al novato
Doug Martin, al mantenerlo en
16 yards en nueve intentos.
Ya han asegurado un lugar en
la postemporada los Houston,
Texas, los New England Pa-
triots y los Denver Broncos.


McIlroy, numero uno
del golf mundial
El golfista norirlandes Rory
McIlroy es el nuimero uno del
mundo, seguin el recien publi-
cado ranking mundial de di-
cho deported. Mcllroy se impuso
este anio en cuatro torneos im-
portantes, entire ellos el Abierto
de la PGA (el segundo Grand
Slam de su carrera) superando
al ingles Luke Donald y al esta-
dounidense Tiger Woods.
El joven jugador acab6 el
afio pasado en el puesto 3, por
detras de Luke Donald, que
termin6 lider, y del tambi6n
ingles Lee Westwood, que en
2012 baj6 hasta la septima po-
sicion.
e1" estadio reformado
para Brasil 2014
Con una patada a un balon,
la president brasilefia, Dilma
Rousseff, inaugur6 el pasado
domingo el primer estadio de
futbol modificado para la Copa
de Confederaciones del proxi-
mo afio y el Mundial de 2014.
La remozada instalacion
albergara 65 mil personas. El
estadio cuenta con una facha-
da de acero inoxidable y vidrio,
tres restatirarites, 58 tiendas,
un auditorio que se convierte
en sala de cine y un museo de
fuitbol.


La president Dilma
Rousseff inaugura estadio
En la remodelaci6n se gas-
taron unos 246 millones de
dolares. Este vicrncs seri-a cn
tregado el estadio Gobemador
Magallanes Pinto o Mineirao.
en Belo Horizonte. En enero
se efectuara la reapertura del
Maracana, en Rio de Janeiro, y
antes de abril estaran listas las
instalaciones de Fonte Nueva,
en Bahia, de Recife y de Bra-
silia, todas sedes de la Copa de
Confederaciones.
Rompe record
mundial nadador
cubanoamericano
El nadador cubanoamerica-
no Ryan Lochte rompi6 el pa-
sado lunes, 17 de diciembre,
el record mundial de los 200
metros combinados en el cam-
peonato del mundo de esta dis-
ciplina con sede en Estambul,
Turquia, al detener los relojes
en 1:49.63 minutes.
El multiple campeon olim-
pico super( en 45 centesimas


Nadador Ryan Lochte,
un delfin estrella
la anterior marca de 1:50.08
en su poder desde el 17 de
diciembre de 2010 en Dubai.
Con este registro, Lochte consi-
gui6 la medalla de oro, el japo-
nes Daiya Seto (1:52.80), la de


plata, y el hungaro Laszlo Cseh
(1:52.89), obtuvo la de bronce.
La madre del flamante cam-
pe6n, Ileana Lochte, es una
exiliada cubana que lleg6 a Es-
tados Unidos a temprana edad
junto a sus padres. Nacida en
La Habana en 1954, la sefiora
Lochte ha confesado que a su
hijo le fascinan los platillos de
la cocina cubana que le prepa-
ra su abuelita de 91 aflos cada
vez que los visit.
Revelan nominados a
los Premios Laureus
El astro argentino Lionel
Messi, el bolido jamaicano
Usain Bolt y el triton estado-
unidense Michael Phelps, asi
como la selecci6n espaflola de
fftbol, aparecen entire los can-
didatos a los Premios Laureus
del 2012, considerados como
los "Oscar deportivos", segtin
reportan varias agencies de
noticias.
Otros nominados al Premio
de Mejor Atleta Masculino son
el fondista Mohamed Farah, de
Gran Bretafia; el piloto aleman
de Formula Uno Sebastian
Vettel, y el ciclista Bradley Wi-
ggins, tambitn britanico, mien-
tras que el futbolista brasilefio
Neymar es el candidate al Pre-
mio de Revelaci6n Deportiva
del Afio.
Por otro lado, el dominicano
Felix Sainchez es el propuesto
para el Premio del Mejor Regre-
so en el 2012, tras su brillante
actuacion en los Juegos Olim-
picos de Londres, donde se
agenci6 la medalla de oro en los
400 metros con vallas, en tan-
to que para el Premio al Mejor
Atleta con minusvalia fueron
seleccionados los brasileflos
Daniel Dias v Alan Oliveira.


El deported al dia


Laureus World Sports
premia a los mejores
deportistas del mundo
La premiaci6n sera el 11 de
marzo de 2013, durante una
gala que se desarrollard en el
Teatro Municipal de Rio de Ja-
neiro, y los ganadores seran
determinados por un jurado
formado por 46 de los mejores
deportistas de todos los tiem-
pos.
Paul George y David
Lee, jugadores de la
semana en la NBA
Los aleros Paul George,
de los Indiana Pacers, y Da-
vid Lee. de los Golden State


lzq. a der.: David Lee y
Paul George
Warriors, fueron seleccionados
el pasado lunes, 17 de diciem-
bre, Jugadores de la semana
en las Conferencias Este v Oes-


En la categoria de Mejor
Equipo aparecen, ademas de
la selecci6n espafiola de ffit-
bol, el conjunto chino de tenis
de mesa; el "MiamiHeat", de la
NBA; la escuderia de F6rmula
Uno "Red Bull"; el cuadro eu-
ropeo de golf que gan6 la "Copa
Ryder", bajo la direcci6n de
Jose Maria Olazabal, y la es-
cuadra olimpica de baloncesto
de Estados Unidos.


Enzo Fotolicchuo, tigura
emergente al volante
El premio le fue otorgado
por su alto desempeflo en la
categoria LMP2 de esa mo-
dalidad del automovilismo
mundial. Este afio Potolic-
chio ha ganado cuatro carre-
ras en la division LMP2 con-
duciendo una maquina ARX.
Seguln el diario Ciudad CCS,
a Potolicchio, oriundo de Ca-
racas, tambien le otorgaron
el premio al Mejor Volante en
la clase LMP2 junto al equipo
Starworks Motorsports. En
la ceremonia de premiaci6n,
los corredores de Toyota Ra-
cing recibieron el galard6n al
equipo Novato del Afro.
A nuestros lectores, deporti-
vos saludos navidefios.


POgina 4/LA GACETA/Viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012


te de la NBA. En la Liga Este,
George sobresali6 en la fila de
los Pacers, con un promedio
de 23.3 puntos, 7 rebotes, 4.3
asistencias, 1.7 robos de balo-
nes y 1.3 bloqueos por juego.
De la misma forma, Lee prome-
di6 22.8 tantos, 12.5 rebotes,
2.8 servicios anotadores y ileva
site juegos consecutivos con
marcadores de doble-doble en
anotaci6n y rebotes.
Piloto venezolano
premiado en Paris
El piloto venezolano Enzo
Potolicchio, fue elegido Nova-
to del Afio en el Campeonato
Mundial de Automovilismo
"Endurece" de Paris, Francia,
segun fuentes de la capital
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El vino y sus propiedades medicinales Nuevas unidades de memorial:
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El vino ha formado parte de
la cultural humana desde hace
unos 6,000 afios.
El vino aporta a traves de sus
propiedades, diversos benefi-
cios a la salud del ser human.
Algunas de ellas son:
Esta asociado con la lon-
gevidad, pues contiene vitami-
nas como la A, C y varias del
complejo B como la biotina, co-
lina, incositol, ciancobalamina,
acido f61lico, acido nicotinico,
pridoxina y tiamina.
Desarrolla propiedades
euforizantes que disminuyen
la depresi6n.
Los vinos blancos dcidos
y tambien los cavas son ricos
en tartratos y en sulfatos de
potasio que actaan sobre los
rifiones, asegurando asi una
mejor eliminaci6n de toxinas.
Tiene acci6n bactericida.
Investigadores canadienses
descubrieron que el vino tinto


podia atacar ciertos virus, entire
ellos los de la poliomielitis y el
del herpes.
Es muy recomendado para
controlar las anomalias alimen-
ticias. Por ello el ingerir una o
dos copas al dia ayuda a nivelar
el hambre.
El vino es digestive, porque
es muy rico en vitamin B2, la
cual permit eliminar las toxi-
nas y la regeneraci6n del higa-
do. Es particularmente indicado
con las cames y pescados, pues
facility la digesti6n.


Disminuye las molestias de
la arthritis.
Bloquea la progresi6n de
las cataratas y la degeneraci6n
macular.
Reduce la periodontitis:
una enfermedad infecciosa pro-
gresiva que afecta a las encias.
, El vino se opone a todo
exceso de formaci6n de his-
taminas, que es el element
responsible de los fenomenos
alergicos. Por otra parte, la
riqueza de manganeso y de
vitamin B hace del vino un
antialergico.
Diversos studios realiza-
dos por la Organizaci6n Mun-
dial de la Salud indicaron que el
consume moderado y habitual
de vino es un aliado del sistema
cardiovascular.
Nota: el vino, como cualquier
otra bebida alcoh61lica debe
ingerirse con moderaci6n y
responsabilidad. [A su saludi


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El disefio de las nuevos dispositivos de almacenamiento de
memorial llamados "Pen Drive" o "USB flash drive", son de
tamaho miniature: 16.7 mm por 25.6 mm, es decir, imenos de
una pulgada de largo! Las unidades mis recientes sacadas en
el mercado tienen una capacidad de memorial de 1, 4,8 y 16 GB.
Pese a sus diminutas dimensions, sus funcionalidades no son
reducidas. En cuanto al costo, por ejemplo, el modelo de 4GB
de Hewlett Packard (Hp) tiene un costo aproximado de $10.


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Hornee por 1 hora mis o hasta que el lomo de res estd de 145F (para t6rmino medio crudo) hasta 170*F (para
t6rmino bien cocido). Use un term6metro de care para asegurar que est6 correctamente cocido.
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NexLube Tampa: primera plant


sostenible de refinaci6n en EE.UU.


Por Manuela 0. Ball
"Hablamos sobre los
recursos naturales como si
todo tuviera una etiqueta con
el precio. Pero no podemos
comprar los valores espiri-
tuales en una tienda. Las
cosas que estimulan nuestro
espiritu son intangibles: los
viejos bosques, un rio claro, el
vuelo de un dguila, el aullido
de un lobo, el espacio y el
silencio sin ruido de motors.
Esos son los valores que las
personas anhelan y que todos
necesitan".
George B. Schaller


La obra de construcci6n
de la refinadora comenzo en
junio de 2012 y concluird a
finales del 2013. La plant, de
12 acres, require una inver-
si6n inicial de $105 millones y
serdn contratados alrededor de
mil trabajadores y suplidores
locales para su edificaci6n.
Se utilizara como material
prima el aceite usado reciclado
- que es un product altamente
contaminate y nocivo para la
salud para producer aceites
blancos lubricantes, combus-
tible diesel y asfalto. En cuanto
al personal, se estima que 750


La plant de NexLube Tampa, ubicada en Pendola Point del
Puerto de Tampa, comenzara sus operaciones en el primer
trimestre de 2014. Foto: cortesia de NexLube Tampa.


NexLube Tampa, la primera
plant refinadora de aceite de
motor reciclado del estado de
Florida y pionera en la imple-
mentaci6n de la tecnologia de
punta italiana "Revivoil" en
Estados Unidos un metodo
de refinaci6n y procesamiento
de hidrocarburos sustentable
incorporado por veinte plan-
tas similares a nivel mundial
- comenzara sus operaciones
en el primer trimestre de 2014.
En EE.UU. operan alrededor
de 20 refineries, no obstante,
ninguna hace uso de este tipo de
ingenieria petrolera sostenible.
En entrevista exclusive a
Enzio D'Angelo, director de
operaciones de NexLube Tam-
pa, nos comenta: "Este es un
proyecto utnico, donde nosotros
re-refinamos un product que
es altamente contaminante, que
es el aceite usado, y de alli ob-
tenemos las bases lubricantes.
Sin embargo, nuestra base es
muy diferente a la que produ-
cen otros refinadores porque no
contiene aromaticos, y esto lo
clasifica como un "aceite blan-
co"; no tiene ninguin contenido
de aromaticos [compuestos
organicos que estafn presen-
tes en los hidrocarburos de
altisimos niveles de toxicidad].
Nosotros removemos todos los
aditivos: metales, azufre, entire
otros, y sacamos un product
que practicamente se asemeja
al agua".


empleados locales trabajaran en
la instalacion.
La plant procesara hasta 28
millones de galones de aceite de
motor reciclado por afio y uti-
lizara una quinta parte de todo
el aceite usado que se genera
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a la perforaci6n de petroleo y
gas natural. Se pronostica que
el ingreso aproximado sera de
50 millones de d61lares al afto.
"Tiene un gran impact en la
economic local: pudiera general
mans de 20 millones de d6olares
en impuestos sobre la venta
por af0o", afirma el director de
operaciones.
Origen de Nexlube Tampa
Enzio D'Angelo, venezolano e
hijo de italianos, posee amplia
experiencia en el sector petrole-
ro. Es ingeniero de petr6oleo
graduado en La Universidad
Central de Venezuela, con un
post grado en finanzas en la
la Universidad de Penn State.
Trabajo mas de 30 afios en la
empresa venezolana Petr6oleos
de Venezuela (PDVSA) y fue pos-
teriormente asignado a diferen-
tes paises con otras empresas.
Para el afio 2005 se hizo una
investigaci6n tecnol6gica y se
determine que "Revivoil" era la
mejor tecnologia sostenible del
moment, que para aquel enton-
ces ya se utilizaba en una plant
de refinacion en Dinamarca.
"Esto es lo que le hace falta
a mi pais (Venezuelal", acota
D'Angelo. Dicha teenologia seraz
implementada en dos refineries
de las ciudades de San Juan de
los morros v en San Crist6bal,
Venezuela. Posteriormente, una
vez establecido en Estados Uni-
dos, Enzio D'Angelo present
el provecto de re-refinacion
y producci6on de lubricantes
con aceite usado reciclado, v
nace NexLube Tampa. "Es un
proyecto realmente sostenible


I


Enzio D'Angelo, director de operaciones de NexLube Tampa


e innovador que tiene una
gran responsabilidad social y
sus inversionistas reflejan una
conciencia ambiental notable",
sostiene D'Angelo.
Actualmente la oficina de esta
empresa se encuentra en Har-
bour Island, Tampa. El equipo
de trabajo esta conformado por
un conjunto de profesionales de
altura provenientes de diver-
sas nacionalidades: italianos,
venezolanos, estadounidenses,
peruanos y mexicanos, entire
otros -, quienes se muestran
complacidos por la realizaci6n
de este provecto industrial.
El impact ambiental de la
quema de aceite
Los compuestos mas
contaminants en la linea de
hidrocarburos son los llama-
dos aromaticos: aditivos que
se afiaden para producer lubri-
cantes derivados del petr6leo,
los cuales son altamente t6xi-
cos y produce cancer. Di-
chos compuestos han sido
catalogados como "sustancias
peligrosas" por todos los paises
desarrollados del mundo, a


excepci6n de Estados Unidos.
La Agencia de Protecci6n
Ambiental de EE.UU.(Environ-
mental Protection Agency EPA,
por sus siglas en ingles) no ha
actualizado la ley de energia
desde los ochenta ni se ha pro-
hibido la quema de aceite usado,
"en parte porque en esa epoca
no habia suficientes plantss,
subraya el entrevistado.
Segfin el American Petroleum
Institute (Instituto de Petr61leo
de Estados Unidos) y la EPA,
un gal6n de aceite require un
mill6n de galones de agua pura
y para producer un gal6n de
aceite se necesitan 42 galones
de petr61leo. Por ello indica
D'Angelo -, "la responsabilidad
social es fundamental ya que
si un gal6n de aceite usado se
vierte en el agua, contamina a
un mill6n de galones de agua
potable y la naturaleza se toma
mas de 80 aflos en digerir
este product contaminante.
Ademis, estamos quemando
el recurso que tiene mis valor
de toda la cadena de hidrocar-
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LDesde mi escritorio
Por Arturo R. Rivera


Reflexiones sobre la

Matanza en Newtown


En el "mundo nuevo" no habra ya nlantos, ni aolor, m pena
(Apoc 7, 17; 21, 4.)
Hoy quisieramos reflexio- a la ultima moda no produce
nar acerca de lo que ocurri6 series profundos, equilibrados
en la escuela Sandy Hook, en y con sentimientos positives
Connecticut; lo que parece ser de amor y respeto al projimo.
una tragedia sin sentido. La Tan s6lo produce futures con-
pregunta es, 6que hace que un sumidores. Esas son carac-
joven asesine series tan ino- teristicas de nuestra sociedad
centers como parvulos y a su que lamentablemente no se
propia madre? La respuesta pueden negar.
es compleja y tal vez nunca se Pero a su vez, en esta mis-
sepan las razones para tales ma sociedad creci6 una jo-
crimenes. ven latina cuyo suefio era ser
A pesar de todo, hay que ver maestra en escuela prima-
que las cosas no ocurren en ria y su nombre era Victoria
un vacio; la personalidad de Soto, que dio su vida por sus
un ser human se forma tanto alumnos en la matanza de
en un context familiar como Newtown. Ella trat6 de prote-
social. Nuestra sociedad, des- ger con su vida a los nifios, del
afortunadamente, basa el sen- asesino; y le pidio a ellos que
tido de realizaci6n personal en se escondieran en un armario,
quien es un ganador y qui&n mientras ella se fue a la puerta
es un perdedor. Asi se dejan a protegiendolos con su cuerpo.
un lado sentimientos positives Victoria tenia tan solo 27 aflos
como el amor, la solidaridad, la y ha sido catalogada, por quie-
caridad y la compasi6n. Todo nes presenciaron la tragedia,
se vale para ser un ganador, como una heroina.
no importa la secuela de daiios Dicen sus familiares que
que eso pueda ocasionar. queria ser maestra desdce nifia.
Este joven asesino, Adam por lo que trabajo fucrte para
Lanza, se dice que era un so- lograr su sueflo de trabajar en
litario, que tal vez no estaba a una escuela primaria y. lograr
gusto con esta sociedad y sus la culminaci6n de su suefio de
valores, y se sentia margina- vida. Soto era profesora en la
do. Nada de eso justifica el escuela Sandy Hook desde ha-
horror que caus6, pero puede cia cinco aios, y en ese tiempo
haber influido en esa conduc- ya era admirada y querida en
ta erratica y violent. Otra ca- la escuela.
racteristica de esta sociedad Dos j6venes criados en una
es hasta cierto punto el culto misma sociedad y dos desen-
al fuerte y a la violencia. Se laces distintos, uno repudia-
admira al que vence no impor- do por la monstruosidad que
ta c6mo. La fascinaci6n por la cometi6 y otra admirada por
riqueza tambien estd fuera de el sacrificio iultimo de amor
proporci6n; hay que tener di- que hizo por sus alumnos. El
nero a toda costa. mundo esta falto de amor, to-
-Creo que una sociedad va- lerancia y respeto, por lo que
cia y consumista, pendiente al creemos que ahi es donde
ultimo artefacto electr6nico, o reside el problema.


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$im II 'i:


Inagurado
El sabado, 15 de diciembre,
se realize la reinauguraci6n y
la ceremonia de corte de cinta
de uno de los mercados y cra-
nicerias mas antiguos de West
Tampa: "El Famoso Borinquen
Meat".
La Coamara de Comercio
de West Tampa y numero-
sos clients del local dieron
la bienvenida al nuevo dueflo,
Lorenzo Toranzo, quien inicio
hace algunos meses la remo-
delacion complete del estable-
cimiento.
El local, ubicado en el 3324
W. Columbus Drive, ofrecera
todo tipo de carnes, cafeteria y
venta de comida caliente. La fa-
mrilia Toranzo tiene como meta
ofrecer a la comunidad un ser-
vicio de alta calidad. Realize
asimismo una donacion del
10 por ciento de los ingresos
recaudados el dia del corte de
cinta para la fundaci6n Judeo
Christian Health Clinic.


Comienza expansion de la
Biblioteca Regional
La Biblioteca Regional de
Upper Tampa Bay, ubicada
en 11211 Country Way Blvd.
en Tampa, esta a punto de
comenzar su esperada ex-
pansion. El proyecto afiadi-
ra aproximadamente 12.000
pies cuadrados a la biblioteca
existente. La biblioteca man-
tendri su horario regular de
operaciones durante la cons-
truccion: de lunes a mierco-
les, 10 a.m. 9 p.m.; jueves
12:00-8:00 p.m.: viernes v
sAbado de 10 a.m. 6 p.m.:; y
domingo 12:30-5:00 p.m.
El proyecto de mejoramien-
to de la biblioteca fue realiza-
do por el condado de Hillsbo-
rough, tendra un costo de 2.
183.063 dolares.


mercado Borinquen Meat


De izq. a der.: Lorenzo E. Toranzo II, Selina Mendoza
Toranzo, Lorenzo E. Toranzo (duefio), Lyana Toranzo (hija),
y miembros de la Ciamar de Comercio de West Tampa: Jea-
nette Larussa Fenton and Leo Alvarez Efren L. Toranzo y
Mireya Toranzo.


Ganadores del concurso de
fotos ELAPP
El Departamcnto de Par-
ques, Recreacion y Con-
servacion del Condado de
Hillsborough, anuncio a los
ganadores del Concurso Ca-
lendario de fotos del Programa
de Adquisici6n de Tierras y3
Proteccion del Medio Ambien-
te (ELAPP). Un total de 187
fotos fueron presentadas con
el fin de resaltar la belleza na-
tural del condado de Hillsbo-
rough a traves de fotografias
en diversos lugares del Con-
dado, protegidos por ELAPP.
Los galardonados son: Donna
Bollenback, foto del mes de
enero; George L. Veazey, III,
fotos de los meses de febrero,
abril, mayo, julio, septiembre,
noviembre, diciembre y la foto


de la portada; Robert Heath,
fotos de los meses de marzo
y junio; Mariella Smith, foto
del mes de agosto y Herman
Cook, foto del mes de octu-
bre. Una foto impresionan-
te de un lince tomada por
George L. Veazey III, recibi6
la mayor cantidad de votos
de public en general, y se
presentara, junto con otras
25 fotos, en el Calendario
2013 ELAPP.
Sesenta y cinco nuevos
ciudadanos
La Oficina de Inmigraci6n
de Tampa lleva a cabo se-
manalmente ceremonies de
naturalizaci6n. Ayer, 20 de
diciembre, 65 personas obtu-
vieron su certificado de ciuda-
dania. Esta fue la ll1tima cere-
monia del 2012.


HOP05COP-05 .a a


ARIES: del 21 de marzo al
20 de abril
Debes tener cuidado, has
conocido a una persona que te
parece perfect, pero el empefio
que pone en tratar de conocer
todo sobre ti es como para asus-
tarse. Dos influencias opuestas,
confluyen para proporcionar-
te la energia coordinada que
necesitas para salir adelante.
TAURO: del 21 de abril al 20
de mayo
Es la oportunidad de demos-
trar tu buen coraz6n y espiritu
solidario. Te movers por breve
tiempo en ambientes refinados
donde tu intuici6n te permitira
cultivar nuevas relaciones. Un
escAndalo puede acechar a tu
reputaci6n. Manten tu vida
privada a salvo de la curiosidad
piblica.
GEMINIS: del 21 de mayo
al 20 de junior
Tc sentiras con mas energia
y fnimo despu6s de alejarte un
poco de los problems. Para evi-
tar males mayores, cuida todo
lo que dices. Mas de una uni6n
afectiva en tu vida podria resul-
tar verdaderamente desastrosa.
Tienes que ser prudent.
CANCER: del 21 de junio
al 22 de Julio
Acdrcarte a tus allcgados,
quienes te aprecian ncccsitan
mayor comunicaci6n contigo.
Te involucraras en una situa-
ci6n excitante, agradable y muy
'entretenida relacionada con
nuevas amistades, pero un poco
de cautela te mantendra en paz.
Trata de relajarte.
LEO: del 23 de Julio al 23
de agosto
Abrcte al amor y propicia
cl dialogo con la personas que
amas. No caigas en gastos inne-c
ccsarios. No arr-icsgues oU que Ie
has ganado con t an(o esf1ucrzo.
En esta ctapa todo se present
LA


21 de diciembre al 28 de diciembre de 20
propicio para las reconciliacio-
nes dentro del entorno familiar.
VIRGO: del 24 de agosto al
23 de septiembre
En la oficina pueden darse
cambios drdsticos. Los cuales
repercutirdn en el future in-
mediato, T6matelo con calma
y deja pasar la tormenta. Todo
se acabara resolviendo a tu fa-
vor. Eso te permitira conservar
lo mas important que es la
salud. Evita los estallidos de
c6lera o de ira. Pasos firme y
seguros. El exito es tuyo, este
es el moment.


Ilustraci6n "Sagitario",
exclusive para La Gaceta,
por Pavel Antequera

LIBRA: del 24 de
septiembre al 23 de octubre
Disfruta del aislamiento y
la soledad. Esos moments
influirin positivamente en tu
tranquilidad. Los intereses de
tu pareja y los tuyos, son los
mismos. Juntos forman la me-
jor sociedad; por eso tienes que
darle prioridad a los asuntos
que convienen a ambos.
ESCORPIO: del 24 de
octubre al 22 de noviembre
Promnueve reunions fami-
liares, tendracs la oportunidad
de comprobar quicnes son tus
aliados Inaturales. Si observes
algo extralno en tin -riicon dc
tu cana o en to hitgar de trabajo,


eliminalo. Preferiblemente arr6-
jalo a una corriente de agua. No
gastes mAs de lo necesario.
SAGITARIO: del 24 de no-
viembre al 23 de diciembre
No pretendas convertirte en
la persona mas sociable del
mundo pues eso te traera gastos
y compromises que no podrias
tender. No se avizoran, por
lo pronto, preocupaciones de
orden econ6mico. En el trabajo,
vigila tu retaguardia.
CAPRICORNIO: del 24 de
diciembre al 20 de enero
Sientes una gran atracci6n
por ideas o actividades humani-
tarias, espirituales y esotericas.
Aprovecha ese sentimiento
para reflexionar, organizer
tu trabajo y tus studios. Un
pequefio viaje de placer o de
trabajo facilitarA el diAlogo y
el intercambio de information.
ACUARIO: del 21 de enero
al 19 de febrero
Tu relacion amorosa vive
una etapa muy fructifera En el
trabajo, algunos de tus compa-
nieros no ven con buenos ojos
tu determinaci6n de triunfar. Si
sientes que todos los caminos se
te cierran, busca de inmediato
una ayuda spiritual. Acude a
una persona expert.
PISCIS: del 20 de febrero al
20 de marzo
Mucho cuidado con abrirte
excesivamente a una persona.
No descartes la posibilidad de
un viaje inesperado. Es hora
de comenzar nuevos proyectos.
No te quedes encerrado en tii-
mismo. Toma el control de tus
propios asuntos y procura no
defender de la actuaci6n de
los demais.

Psiquica Mentalista
Lectura de la baraja espafiola
Citas: (786) 306-9692
armoniatvayahoo.com


GACETA/Viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012/Pagina 7


InOo Bohl-0 y mairooo







NexLube Tampa ...


(Viene de la pAgina 6)
buros: tiene un cost de 3.5
d61ares por el gal6n de gasoline y
$15 por el gal6n de aceite. "Este
es un proyecto verdaderamente
sostenible.Segfin datos revela-
dos por la EPA sobre las emis-
iones de aceite usado, nosotros
generamos menos emisiones
que un edificio de oficinas en
Nueva York, y prActicamente
no se genera ningun residuo.
De un residue le sacamos todo;
los uinicos subproductos son el
diesel y el asfalto. Los produc-
tos fabricados en la plant son
practicamente puros, libres de
metales, azufre y de aromati-
cos", agrega D'Angelo.
Tampa: posici6n
geogrifica estrat6gica
El Estado de Florida pro-
duce aproximadamente 100
millones de galones de aceite
usado al afio. Especificamente
en Tampa se general enormes
cantidades de aceite usado, por
el facil acceso de vias ferroviarias,
el volume de las actividades
portuarias y la concentraci6n
de poblaci6n que reside en ella.
"Escogimos a Tampa porque
esta ubicada en una excelente
posici6n geogrAfica y, por ende,
posee un grandisimo potential
econ6mico. Florida, despues de
California, es el estado que re-
colecta la mayor cantidad aceite
usado, con la diferencia de que
en California todo el aceite viene
reprocesado. Aqui viene quema-
do y por ello el enorme impact
ambiental en Florida es much
mayor", apunta D'Angelo.
Igualmente afirma haber re-
cibido un gran apoyo de la co-
munidad y receptividad por par-
te del condado de Hillsborough,
el cual otorg6 a Nexlube un
diferimiento impositivo del im-
puesto a la propiedad a mane-






"Cosas insi
Sin6psis
Esmeralda es una nifia de
trece afios que tiene una extra-
fia obsesi6n: colecciona objetos
perdidos u olvidados por gente
que no conoce y los-guarda en
una caja debajo de su cama.
Esta es la historic de tres objetos
"insignificantes" y de la gente
detrAs de ellos, todos de alguna
manera incapaces de conectarse
con quienes mas aman.
Acerca de la pelicula
Debut en el largometraje de
la mexicana Andrea Martinez,
que leva a la pantalla un gui6n
propio que refine a various per-
sonajes con histories entrela-
zadas ambientadas en Ciudad
de M6xico.
El planteamiento de la peli-
cula es novedoso y con un gran
encanto al mostrar la idea de
que cada objeto, cualquier cosa
por pequefia e insignificant que
sea, puede tener una gran his-
toria detras. Un file intimista


ra de incentive por un lapso de
10 afios, por estar situado en
un "brown site" (un sitio que
fue utilizado anteriormente por
otra empresa para almacenar
carbon y tenia altos indices de
contaminaci6n). Cabe destacar
que NexLube obtuvo el per-
miso ambiental correspondiente
en tan s6lo 90 dias, otorgado
con suma rapidez en virtud del
bajo impact ambiental de este
proyecto.
Se firm con un contrato de
arrendamiento a largo plazo 20
afios con el Puerto de Tampa y
estara sujeto a las regulaciones
y monitoreo del Programa de De-
sarrollo Econ6mico del condado
de Hillsborough de Florida.
Concluimos que re-refinar,
es decir, reciclar aceite usado,
es una buena escogencia para
el medio ambiente. Es ademas
un negocio que evidencia que
la ganancia puede ser muy lu-
crativa cuando es asumida con
responsabilidad y respeto hacia
los recursos del planet y sus
habitantes. Todo ello, se tra-
duce en un saldo positive, una
ganancia double para el ecosiste-
ma y la humanidad.
Felicitamos a NexLube
Tampa y a los creadores de este
proyecto por ser los pioneros en
el aprovechamiento de recursos
de la industrial petrolera utili-
zando models de tecnologia
sostenible en Estados Unidos.


ignificantes"


Paola y Esmeralda
que obtuvo el Premio del pfiblico
en el Festival de Biarritz.
Para Andrea Martinez es
una pelicula cuyo valor radica
en historiess bastante senci-
llas, aunque estan contadas
de una manera compleja. No
quiero decir que sea una obra
intellectual, pero si demand
un poco del espectador. Narra
cosas y emociones universales".
La cinta sera transmitida sin
cortes comerciales por el canal
de cine en espaiol Cinelatino,
eljueves, 27 de diciembre, a las
11:00 p.m.


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Los diferentes rostros deI
"Despreciado y desecha- videhios. Asi tambien, el siglo
do entire los hombres, var6n XIX fue decisive en la consoli-
de dolores, experimentado daci6n de la tradici6n de esta
en quebranto: y como que conmemoraci6n. En dicha
escondimos de el el rostro, centuria, se generalize el uso
fue menospreciado y no to del arbol de Navidad, origina-
estimamos". rio de zonas germanas, y se
Isaias 53:3 enviaron las primeras tarietas


La Navidad es el dia en que
se celebra el nacimiento de
Jesucristo (segCin los evange-
lios de San Mateo y San Lu-
cas, aunque no mencionan
fecha). Es curioso que el dia
de Navidad no fuera
oficialmente reconoci-
do hasta el afio 345,
cuando por influencia
de San Juan Crisosto-
mo y San Gregorio Na-
cianzeno se declare el 'k
25 de diciembre como f
la fecha del nacimiento
del Mesias.
Algunos consideran
que esta celebraci6n
surge como una forma
de asociaci6n entire la
iglesia cristiana y los
ritos paganos. La fes-
tividad gentil mAs rela-
cionada con la Navidad
eran las Saturnales
que se llevaban a cabo
del 17 al 23 de diciem-
bre en la antigua Roma
en honor a Saturno,
dios de la agriculture. "
Grandes banquetes y Mich
bebidas, loterias y jue-
gos de azar, asi como
intercambios de rega-
los, la caracterizaban. Una
fiesta de invierno similar co-
nocida como Yule -, en la que
se quemaban grandes troncos
adornados con ramas y cintas
en honor de los dioses se or-
ganizaba en el norte de Euro-
pa.
En la Edad Media, la Igle-
sia ahiadi6 el Nacimiento y los
villancicos a sus rituales na-


postales. La inicial se impri-
mi6 en Londres en 1846.
La popular imagen del re-
gordete Santa Claus, con el
raudo trineo, los inseparables
renos y las bolsas abarrotadas
de regalos, se asocia a la le-


La Sagrada Familia" (1503), obra
elangelo Buonarroti, se encuentra
Galeria Ufizi en Florencia, Italia.

yenda de Papa Noel, que pro-
cede, en part, de San Nicolas.
Obispo de Mira, capital de Li-
cia, Nicolas IV es el patron de
Rusia y de los nifios. Su culto
es generalizado en Oriente y
en Europa, especialmente en
Bori, Italia, donde se veneran
sus reliquias.
Compras y precious en reba-
ja, dias feriados, concebidos


la Navidad
convites, embriagados efugios,
pielagos de postales en las ofi-
cinas de correo cuyo destino
final es habitualmente un ba-
surero, arbolitos amputados
o espurios -, derroche de rojo
y verde sobre todo el verde
brilloso d61lar -, producciones
de "El cascanueces", multico-
lores compromises, remeda-
dos y maquillados estreses,
innecesarios gastos y gestos,
reciclados obsequios, memo-
rabies rituales familiares, in-
tegran la interminable lista de
elements que definen
nuestra Navidad.
Muchos olvidamos,
ni siquiera sabemos,
ocultamos, o negamos
con nuestras manifes-
taciones, que la Nati-
vidad proclama la na-
turaleza inmarcesible
transfigurada en came
por nosotros, la divi-
nidad hecha humani-
S dad, la redenci6n, la
esperanza de alegria
eterna, la libertad de
la antigua servidum-
bre del pecado, la disi-
paci6n de las tinieblas
a trav6s de la luz ad-
mirable del Hacedor
en nosotros, con no-
sotros, entire nosotros;
en contrast con aque-
de lla que s6lo ilumina
a en a articulos en venta, o
miradas ebrias de es-
caseces espirituales.
La Navidad sin Cris-
to amordaza el gozo que tanto
proclama. Agudiza barreras:
el despilfarro versus la caren-
cia, la sinceridad versus la hi-
pocresia. Al reverse, la pisada
de Dios aplasta la ponzofiosa
cabeza del egoismo. Mientras
la otra "regala" negocia in-
teresadamente, la dadiva de la
Navidad es el Hijo de Dios, y
(Pasa a la pigina 9)


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Un reciente informed elaborado
por la Agencia Central de Inteli-
gencia de Estados Unidos, (CIA),
"Tendencias Globales 2030",
pronostica el panorama que
predominara para esa fecha.
El report, el cual se enfoca en
diferentes variables, determine
los renglones que moldearAin
la geopolitica mundial de las
pr6ximas decadas:
Terrorismo
Si bien las actividades
terrorists siguen manifestAn-
dose a traves de hechos arma-
dos, para el 2030 la modalidad
seria otra: un ataque informAti-
co. El daflo a la infraestructura
implicard millones de victims.
China
El gigante asiatico sera la
primera potencia economic a
escala mundial, desplazando
de esta forma a Estados Unidos.
Pero el pais norteamericano
seguira jugando un papel clave
en el mundo gracias a su inde-
pendencia energetica.
Petr61leo
La prosperidad de los paises
de la OPEP se reducird pau-
latinamente a media que las
economies emergentes (Chi-
na, Brasil, India, Sudafrica,
Turquia, entire otros) ocupen
su lugar en la escena mundial.


Numerosos han sido los
escritos sobre la leyenda que
habla de la llegada del fin del
mundo el 21 de diciembre de
este aflo, ya que en esta fecha
se acaba el famoso calendario
Maya descubierto por los ar-
que6logos del Instituto Nacio-
nal de Antropologia e Historia
(INAH) en una piedra tallada
cerca de las ruinas de Comal-
calco, en el sureflo estado de
Tabasco, Mexico.
Sin embargo, esta teoria ha
sido desmentida en reiteradas
ocasiones por los cientificos.
Verdad es que el calendario
Maya llega hasta esta fecha
porque no les dio tiempo de
terminarlo; solamente alcan-
zaron a estipular prediccio-
nes. ePor que? La brillante ci-
vilizaci6n mesoamericana fue
brutalmente exterminada por
los conquistadores europeos y


Paises en riesgo
Al menos 15 naciones estan
"en alto riesgo de fracaso del
Estado" para 2030. Entre ellos
destacan Afganistin, Pakistan,
Ruanda, Somalia, Uganda o
Yemen.


Guerras regionales
Asia y el Medio Oriente se
verin afectados por various con-
flictos armados que podrian
involucrar el uso de arsenal
nuclear.
Economia
Por primera vez en la historic
de la humanidad, la mayoria
de los habitantes no vivira en
la miseria. La clase media serd


El caienaalo iviaya no rue
terminado. Se desmiente
la supuesta profesia.
interregionales de la epoca) y3
luego por las masacres sucesi-
vas. Recuerdese lo sucedido en
1954: 250 mil muertos, 60 mil
desaparecidos y 440 pueblos
indigenas destruidos en manos
del ejercito guatemalteco fue el
saldo de dos decadas de una
de las mis cruentas y prolon-
gadas dictaduras de America
Latina.


la mils important tanto en el
sector econ6mico como social a
escala global.
Demografia
El envejecimiento de la po-
blaci6n en Europa, Jap6n y
Corea dcl Sur seri determinate
para frenar las dificultades
economics de dichos paises.
Agua
La mitad de la poblaci6n
mundial vivira en areas con
grave escasez de agua dulce,
lo que significa que la gesti6n
de los recursos naturales serdf
un component crucial en los
esfuerzos globales de seguridad
national y competencia por este
recurso.
Por otra parte, en material
de alimentacion y nutrici6n,
actualmente 1776 millones de
personas que viven en paises
en desarrollo siguen padeciendo
desnutrici6n, es decir, una de
cada seis personas aproxima-
damente. La agencia de alimen-
taci6n y agriculture de la O.N.U.
(FAO, por sus siglas en ingles)
sefal6 en su report que "para el
aflo 2030, se prev& que las tres
cuartas parties de la poblacion
del mundo en desarrollo viviran
en paises en los que menos del
5 por ciento de la poblacion
padecera desnutrici6n".


En opinion del astrologo
Mijail Levin, la predicci6n del
Apocalipsis para el dia 21 es
"un delirio absolute". Segun el,
es totalmente falsa la premisa
de que los planets vayan a
alinearse este dia: "No habrd
ningun 'desfile' de planets.
La uiltima vez se produjo en
1982, pero no hubo ninguna
catastrofe mundial". Pese a
que ese sera un dia mas, el
expert subraya que no hay
que relajarse. ya que Plut6n se
acercard al Sol a finales de di-
ciembre, v esto siempre marca
un period duro, propicio para
que se produzcan lesiones y
accidents de todo tipo.
El dia mats peligroso del aflo
sera el 28 de diciembre, cuan-
do tambien habra luna llena
en el cielo. Pero nuestro mun-
do tampoco va a perecer este
dia, asegura el astrologo, aun-


Predicciones de la CIA para 2030


(Viene de la pagina 8)
el amor que revive en nosotros.
Si bien, hay quienes la cele-
bran sin pensar en elCreador,
mas bien piensan en si mis-
mos. Envuelven la mentira
con papeles de regalos para
lanzarla a la desolada inercia
del desamor. Agitan jolgorios
que no pueden ocultar el vacio
existencial que los abruma. En
contrast, cuando Jesucristo
se sienta a nuestra mesa el dia
de Nochebuena, una multitud
del ejercito celestial cena con
nosotros.
Hay navidades cuyo eslogan
es vender y comprar. La de Dios
es entrega; deposit en nues-
tras almas un Belen de amor,
gozo, paz no basada en la ra-
z6n -, paciencia, piedad, bon-
dad, fidelidad, fe, sinceridad,


mansedumbre, templanza,
perd6n, tolerancia, solidaridad,
en el camino hacia la plenitud
de las riquezas inagotables del
misterio de Cristo.
Como hemos ya leido, algu-
nos no aceptan que Jesucristo
haya nacido el dia en que ce-
lebramos su nacimiento. Otros
opinan que cualquier fecha es
apropiada para ese fin. Hay
quienes ni siquiera creen que
Cristo sea el Mesias, o que
haya existido. Nos pregunta-
mos, pues, 6cual es el centro
de nuestra Navidad, Jestis, los
regalos, la familiar, las disipa-
ciones, la dipsomania, la gula
o el mismisimo Santa Claus?
(Es la Navidad para todos?
6Existe un genuino mensaje
de amor detrds de cada guifio
navideflo?


las enfermedades traidas por Otros, argumentan que se que propone a la poblacion no
ellos (aunque lo siguen atribu- trata del cierre del ciclo y vuel- salir de casa para estar m.as Noticias de Inmigraci6n
yendo a las sequias y guerras ve a comenzar el siguiente. seguros.
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Michael Valentin, falleci6
a los 38 afios. Le sobreviven
dos hijos, asi como familiares
y amigos.
John Garcia, falleci6 a los
87 afios. Le sobreviven su
esposa Josephine, sus hijos
Martha, Lorraine, Tammy y
Johnny; sus nietos Vivian, Te-
rry, Jynell, Jerry y Fernando;
ademas de otros familiares y
amigos.
Pauline Zito, falleci6 a los
85 aflos. Le sobreviven su es-
poso Joseph, sus hijos Ernest
(Ida) y Salvatore (Diane); sus


hermanos James y Salvatore
Pinna; asi como sus herma-
nas Mammie y Roseanne.
Ronald A. Bazzano, falle-
ci6 a los 74 aflos. Le sobrevi-
ven familiares y amigos.
Dr. Anthony Chillura
Martino, falleci6 a los 92
aflos. Le sobreviven su espo-
sa Corinne, sus hijos Rosalie
(William), Joanne, Anthony T.
(Dolores), Carolyn (Michael)
y Pattie (Timothy). Ademis
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bisnietos, asi como sus cufia-
das Grace y Josephine, nu-


merosos sobrinos, sobrinas,
primos y amigos.
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familiares y amigos.
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los 70 afios. Le sobreviven fa-
miliares y amigos.
Linda Pefia, falleci6 a los
64 afios. Le sobreviven fami-
liares y amigos.
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dente permanent de Estados Unidos. Tengo un hijo en Cuba
que es divorciado y quisiera saber si puedo hacer una petici6n
familiar para traerlo a este pais.
Respuesta: Guillermo, los residents permanentes como us-
ted son elegibles para presentar peticiones a sus hijos solteros,
divorciados y viudos, sin importar la edad que tengan. Para esto
deberf completar el formulario correspondiente con un giro de
$420, adjuntar copia de su tarjeta de residencia, certificado de
nacimiento de su hijo, certificaci6n de matrimonio entire usted
y la madre de su hijo y el acta de divorcio. Todos los documen-
tos en espaflol deberAn ser traducidos al ingles. Este tramite
tomard un promedio de seis meses a veinticuatro meses para
que pueda emigrar a Estados Unidos bajo el program especial
de reunificacion familiar para familiares en Cuba.


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EVENTS EN LA BAHIA

iA d6nde ir esta semana!

"El cascanueces" en el Straz Center
"Next Generation Ballet", del Conservatorio Patel, bajo el
comando artistic de Peter Stark, presentara una hermosa
puesta en escena con ilamativos accesorios teatrales, coloridos
vestuarios y la melodiosa mfusica de Chaikovski, en el Carol
Morsani Hall del Straz Center, el sdbado, 22 de diciembre, a
las 2 y 7 p.m.; y el domingo 23, con una funci6n de matinee a
las dos de la tarde.
Cierre Gaitero 2012
La gaita cerrara con broche de oro en el event a celebrarse
el stbado, 22 de diciembre, a las 9:00 p.m., en las instalacio-
nes de Fuitbol 5 Tampa Bay (5901 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tam-
pa 33624), con el talent musical de "Swing Gaitero de Tampa
Bay" y el grupo de tambores venezolanos "Raices". Entrada:
$15.
Fiesta Navidefia del Rancho Las Palmas
La fiesta familiar navidefia del Rancho Las Palma tendra lu-
gar el domingo, 23 de diciembre, en el 5909 Hartford St., Tam-
pa FL 33619. Los asistentes disfrutaran de la mulsica del "Gallo
Salsero", Tito Rojas, lech6n a la varita y comida hispana. Entra-
da: $15 hasta las 3:00 p.m. Menores de 12 aflos entran gratis.
Parranda Navidefia del Centro Cultural Taproot
El Aflo Nuevo celebrara la hispanidad con mufsica, comida
tipica y baile, el domingo, 6 de enero, desde el mediodia hasta
las seis de la tarde, en el Taproot Community Cultural (3040
W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33609). Entrada libre.Para mas in-
formaci6n, comunicarse al (813) 344-0748.





)~Lriznas CuVturales

por Leonardo Venta


El calendario Maya y el 21/12/12


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Buon Natale a tutti!


Siamo di nuovo a Natale,
quel period dell'anno in cui
tutti ci sentiamo piu' buoni e
ci vogliamo aiutare gli uni con
gli altri.
Purtroppo in questi ultimi
anni questa festa che portava
molti di noi a spendere magari
in modo esagerato, ha avuto
per come dcire un moment
frenante, oggi molti ci si trova
in un moment finanziario
molto difficile.
Comunque lo spirit del
Natale resta sempre.
La festa del Natale e' consi-
derata, quasi in tutto il mon-
do, la festa piu' important
dell'anno. Viene celebrate il
25 dicembre e per il popolo
cristiano si festeggia la nasci-
ta di Gesu' Cristo. In realta' il
Natale ha origin pagane. Ai
tempi dell'antica Roma era il
giorno dedicate all'adorazione
del Dio Mitra, che rappresen-
tava il Sole, ed era appunto
legato al passaggio del sole.
Successivamente intorno al
IV-V secolo D.C., con il dif-
fondersi del Cristianesimo, al
culto di Mitra e' stato sostituito
quello di Gesu' che anche per i
Cristiani rappresenta la luce.
Ai nostri giorni quando si
parla del Natale in realta' ci si
riferisce ad un period di tem-
po che va dal 24 dicembre al 6
gennaio ed include appunto la
Vigilia (24 dicembre), il Natale
(25 dicembre), Santo Stefano
(26 dicembre), Capodanno (31
dicembre sera 1 gennaio) e la
Befana o Epifania (6 gennaio),
quest'ultima generalmente
rappresentata da una simpa-
tica vecchietta, che, nella notte
tra il 5 ed il 6 gennaio, entra
nelle case a cavallo di una
scopa, porta regali e riempe
di dolci la calza dei bambini
buoni o di carbon quella dei
piu' bricconcelli.
Durante il period che pre-
cede la festivita' vera e propria
e' usanza fare il presepe ed
addobbare l'albero. II presepe


e' appunto la riproduzionc at-
traverso statuine della scena
della nascita di Gesu', men-
tre l'albero e' un abete, vero
o finto, adornato con palle
e luci variamente colorati.
Sempre per tradizione sia il
presepe che l'albero vengono
montati 1'8 dicembre, giorno
dell'Immacolata, e riposti per
l'anno successive la sera del
6 gennaio.
Per le famiglie di tutto il
mondo il Natale e' l'occasione
per riunirsi, mangiare e scam-
biarsi regali in segno di reci-
proco affetto. Non fa eccezione
la famiglia italiana il cui culto
per la buona tavola durante
questa festa si manifesta in
tutta la sua grandezza, in una
maratona mangereccia che ci
vede impegnati ad assaporare
ogni tipo di pietanza, dal dolce
al salato, dal pesce alia came,
il tutto ovviamente in porzioni
piu' che abbondanti.
I menu' possono essere sva-
riati, con ricette tramandate
e/o tipiche della region di
provenienza, a rivisitazioni o
nuove "tendenze". influenzati
da ingredient tipici di altre
parti del mondo.
Nel mio caso specific, aven-
do un padre abruzzese ed
una madre ischitana, vivendo
ormai da 40 anni a Roma, i
menu' delle feste sono un po'
un misto di queste tre region.
II cenone del 24 dicembre e'
all'insegna del pesce. L'antipa-
sto, fondamentale nei pranzi
important italiani, puo' es-
sere composto da tartine con
pate' vari (tipo olive, carciofi,
melanzane etc.), insalata di
mare, carciofini ed altri vegeta-
li sott'olio (nel migliore dei casi
di produzione propria), pane
tostato con burro ed acciughe,
e chi piu' ne ha ne metta.
11 primo piatto puo' essere
un risotto alla pescatora o un
piatto di spaghetti alle vongole,
a cui si aggiunge una zuppa di
ceci di derivazione abruzzese.


Passando al second il frit-
tomisto, !'orata e la spigola al
forno con patate ed insalata, la
fanno da padroni. Non manca-
no i fritti di verdure (carciofi,
cavolfiori, zucchine) che invece
sono tipici della tradizionc
romana.
Nel pranzo del 25 dicembre.
quindi del giorno di Natale, e'
consentito mangiarc la care.
II primo e' sostituito da una
lasagna o dai cannelloni o an-
cora da un timballo di pasta,
mentre il second vede l'arrivo
di un bel piatto di arrosto mi-
sto o roast beef.
In entrambi i casi, per fi-
nire, formaggi vari quindi


Buffalo Wild Wings Flies Into Ybor City


Buffalo Wild Wings opened its newest location at 1625 E. 7th Ave. in Ybor City on
Sunday, December 16. The location's employees and the restaurant's buffalo mascot
are pictured cutting the ribbon with Ybor City Chamber of Commerce President Tom
Keating (far right).
This location features big screens and wall-to-wall HDTVs for event and sports
viewing, as well as food including wings, specialty burgers, wraps and salads among
other food offerings.
"We are very excited to be bringing the Buffalo Wild Wings experience to Ybor City
and we look forward to becoming a part of this dynamic community," said Kathy Ben-
ning, Buffalo Wild Wing's executive vice president for global brand and business de-
velopment.

PAgina 10/LA GACETA/Viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012


frutta, frutta secca e dolci in
quantita', il tutto bagnato da
buon vino, rosso o bianco, e
fiumi di spumante, caffe' ed
ammazzacaffe'.
Se il menu' puo' variare da
region a region, cio' che si-
curamente e' possible trovare
su tutte le tavole italiane sono
il panettone, il pandoro ed il
toIrrone.
11 panettone ed il pandoro
sono i dolci natalizi per eccel-
lenza. II panettone, di prove-
nienza lombarda, e'caratteriz-
zato al suo interno da uvetta
e frutta candita. Coloro i quali
non amano questi ingredien-
ti si affidano al pandoro, di
provenienza veronese, dalla
pasta office ed il colore dorato


servito con una spolverata di
zucchero a velo.
11 torrone, il piu' tipico dei
dolci natalizi, e' disponibile al
miele o al cioccolato con man-
dorle e pistacchi all'internmo, si
puo' trovare anche in version
mini, monodose, chiamato
"Condorello", dall'omonima
casa produttrice.
Concludendo, diffidate delle
imitazioni ed attenzione! Non
tutto quello che viene propi-
nato sui vari network dedicati
al cibo e' made in italy come
dicono, ma soltanto un sur-
rogato della vera tradizione
italiana.
E comunque terminiamo
augurando a tutti voi un Buon
Natale!


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The Children's Board of Hillsborough County
has issued two Requests for Applications (RFA)

Pro 2013-01
Children's Art Initiative RFA

Pro 2013-02
Youth Involvement in
Neighborhoods RFA

For more information, including deadlines, visit:
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Melancholy and Infinite Sadness


In Newtown, Connecticut,
twenty children and six adults
are dead.
While we can never com-
prehend why someone would
perform an act so vile and ap-
palling, we can examine and
reexamine Friday's events to
try to better understand how
this could happen.
Many anti-gun advocates
will point their fingers at gun
control and the availability of
assault weapons. Concerned
parents will question why a
mother with a troubled child
didn't do a better job at re-
stricting her child's access to
her weapons. Legislators will
ponder the state of mental
healthcare in this country and
if there are any ways to iden-
tify violently aggressive people
before they can do harm.
One binding element is
that they will all weep.
They will weep for the lost.
They will weep for the sur-
vivors.
They will weep for the griev-
ing families.
Twenty-six people are dead
and nothing can change that,
but a closer look into the mur-
der rate in this country re-
veals a startling find.
According to The Disaster
Center, which tracks crime
and other statistics, there
were 14,612 murders in this
country in 2011. You might
think that the world is a more
dangerous place now, but I
will tell you that it is safer.
I was born in 1973. In that
year, 19,640 people were
murdered, for an average of
53 murders per day. So, while
there are fewer murders, the
fact doesn't change that the
murder rate here is ridiculous.
In fact, since the year that my
parents graced the world with
my presence, there have been
760,335 murders. That's over
50 people murdered every day
of every week of every one of
the 39 years I've been alive.
The statistics don't de-
lineate murders by firearms
from murders by other meth-
ods, but I can assure you that
most of these murders were
gun crimes.


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I've written about my youth
and growing up around guns.
My siblings and I were taught
the proper way to use, re-
spect and fear guns, but our
education is rare. I believe in
the Second Amendment, but
I also believe that if one fact
rings true, it is that Ameri-
cans are terrible at owning
guns. We don't use them re-
sponsibly, we don't store them
responsibly and we certainly
don't treat them with the re-
spect they deserve.
I won't even get into how
lax Florida gun laws are, but
I will say that there are peo-
ple out there who need to be
saved from themselves and
more importantly; we need to
be saved from them. Hope-
fully, legislation and proper
education can improve our
mishandling of guns, but gun
control by itself is not the cure
to all evils.
So to get back to the issue
at hand, 26 people are dead.
It disgusts us that they were
mostly children. It disgusts us
that it happened in a school,
but what doesn't get any
press is that the statistics tell
us that on Saturday, 40 more
people were murdered.
On Sunday., 40 more peo-
ple were murdered.
On Monday, 40 more peo-
ple were murdered.
On Tuesday, 40 more peo-
ple were murdered.
On Wednesday, 40 more
people were murdered.
We look to the Third World
with disgust about the treat-
ment of women and the dis-
regard for human rights, but
here, we have all the rights in
the world and use each other
for target practice.
What kind of people are
we?
It takes an event like New-
town to make people take the
time to think about the atroc-
ity of murder, but people will
go on with their lives. And on
each one of those days in this
land that I love, 40 more peo-
ple will be killed.
So what's the point?
I wrote a few weeks ago
about being better people and


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the porch shot her bunch. saved him.
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was out on the The papers carried a few who- Cuban medicine.
k up. He never mis- done-it articles, and then shut WHAT OF LIB
ft with his cannon the story down. Lawrence was And Libby? The
he badly flustered buried next to his old man. In with being charged,
* to her home. No short, his mom, who he had escape from Gator
:n her come or go. worn to a frazzle to take care of nose for murder.
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egin with her was ly in the mansion, mourned the Columbia and
Gator went back to deeply by all of Ybor City. in the end tables wh
quarters and repor- Finally, poor Casey was left with his back to the
found. alone. He sold the Columbia for ordered four big Cu
s guilty. Forget the a pittance and settled down to dwiches and a six p
it down. take care of Lawrence's little Beer, and left a note
what case," said girls. "Thanksl Love,
pouring two quick To no one's surprise, Casey Libby."
nd shook Gator's turned out to be a great step- Gator tipped his I
s. father. The girls grew up to be hat with the snake
their Tampa murder two beautiful replicas of Libby, belt and shuffled offt
lved. Who cares? minus the hardcore attitude. shack with the two b
rew up as shadows Two Scarlett O'Hara's minus in the wall.
utiful mother. They the tough side. Gator understood
ell and are raising Today they live in a nice re, and split the sa
ren. home on Davis Islands. Casey with the Cuban m
ipa Tribune brou- has married and is beloved, had taken a protect\
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Lawrence? Was it about Casey Hernandez. "Pacheco's Drear
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doing whatever we can to help
out our fellow man. I am be-
ginning to think that that con-
cept is a little too big for us
to handle. Maybe we just need
to start in our own homes.
Maybe giving our kids an ex-
tra hug, or spending time
with our families or just put-
ting down those devices that
take away the precious few
moments we have with each
other and spending some time
in conversation with the ones
we love. Perhaps this is what
they meant when they said, "It
takes a village."
I know this; you can't hug
your child with an iPad in your
hands. You can't put both of
your hands on your child's
face with vour cell phone in
your hand.
We can't take anyone by the
hand if we don't first let go of
what's in ours. It sounds pret-
ty simple, and it can't change
what happened in Connecti-
cut, but it can change us. We
can effect change in our fami-
lies and in turn, effect change
in society. This has nothing
to do with the gunman. Adam
Lanza. I don't know how his
mind worked and most like-
ly, will never know. What I'm
talking about is the rest of us
working toward a better soci-
ety to have more men and less
gunmen.
This world and apparently,
this country are in a sad state
of affairs. It feels that there is
sadness and gloom surround-
ing and penetrating us at all
times. When the news of the
murders in Newtown broke. I
felt as if there was an assault
on my soul. I could not then
and will not ever be able to
wrap my head around it and
for a brief moment, I lost the
little faith I had in humanity.
Stories of heroic acts and calm
among the chaos brought that
back a little bit. Seeing the
love of a community was all it
took.
It made me think of the fa-
mous words of John Lennon,
who sang, "All you need is
love." I don't know if he was
telling the truth, but God
knows I hope he was.


My book based on this col-
umn's precursor, Overnight
Family Man, is due out in mid-
2013. Part of the book will in-
clude my Facebook updates
over the course of the column.
Two weeks ago, I read through
them, I realized how my Face-
book updates paint a good
timeline of my life through-
out that period and decided
to share it with the world ...
err ... all six of my readers, be-
ginning last week. (For those
who forgot or never knew, I
was a single man, met Amy -
a single mother of two and
we were engaged and living to-
gether six months later, turn-
ing my world upside down.)
Without further ado, my
journey from single man to fa-
ther of three as told through
Facebook, Part II.
2011
9-1
My son is actually getting
kind of cute. I'm a bit upset.
I enjoyed having the big nosed
alien-headed kid. Now his
nose is normal size and his
head is round. Oh well... at
least I can still laugh at him
for not being able to walk,
talk, crawl or roll over and for
not having eyebrows or teeth.
9-5
I have been staring at a wall
since 9 a.m. ... seriously ... if I
put Ben down for one second
it is end if the world ... can't
work. can't go outside ... can
just sit on couch while Ben
sleeps on my chest. WHAT A
FUN DAY!
9-6
I have all three kids to my-
self and a fantasy draft to-
night ... this could be a movie.
Help!
9-27
I used to hear the phrase,
"The phone is ringing" and
think "Oh my God!" Now, I
think, "This is serious!"
10-4
I love that Walgreens keeps
the condoms in the baby aisle.
To increase condom sales, I
suggest taping my dinner ta-
ble and playing it on a TV in
that aisle.
10-14
I want Ben to be Mr. Miyagi
for Halloween and Amy is not
agreeing with it. Someday,
when Ben's favorite movie is
the original Karate Kid and he
finds out his mom ruined his
first Halloween by not allow-
ing him to be Mr. Miyagi, he
may never speak to his mom
again.
12-5
I found fatherhood much
easier before this little snot
bucket could roll across floors.
12-22
I have come to the conclu-
sion that it is useless. I will
never find clothes that fit
Ben. They do not make five-
month clothes for babies with
12-month heads.
12-25
I didn't have to put any-
thing together this year. Mer-
ry Christmas to me!
2012
1-4
I would like every parent
with one or two sets of grand-
parents living nearby to go F
themselves and whenever you
feel like complaining about
how hard your day was be-
cause of your kids, remem-
ber you have grandparents
to help and then F yourself
again. That is all.
1-5
I have a meeting with a
magazine about picking up
some freelance jobs. I have
never been turned down for
one before, but today is go-
ing to be different ... have to
take Ben to the interview with


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My Life Through Facebook -

Part II


me. All I will be thinking the
entire time is, "Don't poop.
Don't poop. PLEASE DO NOT
POOP!"
1-9
I am trying to perfect this
stay-at-home/work-from-
home dad hybrid. Busy day,
praying to Tebow that Ben is
good and naps properly and
stops making that disgusting
horse noise when he slobbers
for hours on end!
1-17
I have worked in busy daily
newspaper newsrooms ... I
began my career before lap-
tops and cellphones were the
norm and had to actually pen
my articles in a pad in a lobby
and call them in via phone
booth ... but nothing prepared
me for trying to write with
a cranky baby by my side.
Tebow save me.
1-26
I think Ruby needs to be
nicer to Max.
2-3
I will dedicate my life to the
Church of Tebow if it could
grant me just two hours of
time to actually get some
work done today! For the love
of Tebow, I have worked just
a few hours in the past two
weeks!
2-13
My stepson has to write a
three sentence report on an
African American for African
American month. I want him
to write about Ray Parker Jr.,
the author of his favorite song
"Ghostbusters" but mean
Amy doesn't like the idea.
2-15
I sung a baby to sleep while
watching UFC ... seriously, I
rock.
2-20
I work with Ben every
DAMN day on his crawling.
Today, one of the few morn-
ings I have EVER not been
with him ... HE CRAWLS
across the floor! The dude
hates me.
2-21
I am stuck in traffic with a
baby who pooped. Kill me.
2-27
Ben crawled, sat up on his
own and spoke mama ... all
* for the fist time ... in the same
24 hours last week. And then
he said a second word dadda
the next day. The little dude
turned seven months and de-
cided to grow up. Maybe there
is a brain in that giant dome
of his after all.
3-12
I remember when Spring
Break was a break. Now it is
an extra kid hanging on me as
I try to work.
3-20
I do not like this standing
thing Ben is getting into! All
day long he is pulling himself
up and holding on to things
to stand ... and then he falls
backwards and cracks his
skull. I don't like it!
3-22
I learned a valuable lesson
today. If your 8-month-old
who always needs attention
suddenly leaves you alone for
a long time, it is probably be-
cause he is rubbing vomit all
over himself.
3-23
I taught my son to high five!
3-29
I am staring at my son
playing right now ... so full of
energy ... so cute ... looking so
much like me ... and all I can
think is, "I HATE YOU! I HATE
YOU! I HATE YOU! Why didn't
you let me sleep for one sec-
ond last night?!?!?! WHY?!?!?"
4-7
I had someone in Ybor
yell out to my son yesterday,
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when the Party will have to stand
alone with its own infrastructure
and talents. The Obama campaign
won't be around to make it look
strong and vigorous, as it did in
2012.
We believe our party needs a big
overhaul if it is to have any chance
in 2014. If we could vote, we'd vote
for change and vote for Alan Clen-
denin.

President Barack Obama kicked
off the campaign to bring reason
to the American relationship with
firearms. His administration's
opening volley was meaningful in
that it's about "massacre control,"
not "gun control." Success in these
fights often hinge on vocabulary.
Reducing the availability of as-
sault weapons and large-capacity
magazines can be cast as a fight
against weapons of mass destruc-
tion. We remember this nation
going to war over WMDs. Maybe
we can now go to war domestically.

The National Rifle Association
offered this statement regarding
Newtown: "The NRA is prepared
to offer meaningful contributions
to help make sure this never hap-
pens again."
We hope the NRA is serious and
will offer something more than
legislation to arm teachers with
their own assault rifles. That group
more than any other has the power,
knowledge and talent to help craft
reasonable limits on the power and
speed of civilian weapons and an in-
telligent, efficient way to screen out
criminals and the mentally ill from
buying guns from any law-abiding
business or individual.
The effort to end the massacres
of our innocents has to also focus
less on the equipment and more
on our failure as a society to treat
mental illness. Legislators who
can't stomach any limits to our
weapons of mass destruction should
aggressively embrace reforming our
insurance and health industry to
offer affordable long-term mental
health treatment.
In Florida's ever-expanding gun
culture, we hope Newtown offers
legislators an opportunity to reflect
upon the "stand your ground" law,
recent changes allowing students
to keep guns in their vehicles on
school parking lots and a host of
other gun laws that make it easier
to carry a gun in Florida than it is
to haul trash in Tampa.
Senator Jeff Brandes produced
a mailer for his campaign that
featured spent shell casings. State
Representative Dana Young had
a mailer where she was holding a
rifle while prostrated on the Con-
stitution. Can these legislators stop
glamorizing the use of weapons in
their campaigns and instead work
to solve the problem? It might seem
like a big step, but Florida's Repub-
lican Legislature has become more
intrusive in people's lives regarding
public safety in the recent past.
Floridians have to sign a list and
show valid ID to buy Advil Cold
and Sinus medicine, because drug
dealers use it and other medication
with ephedrine or pseudoephedrine
to make crystal meth. We track
Floridians' use of the cold remedies
to search for those who use these
drugs to poison our youth.
Is it really that much different
to require all guns to be registered?
We will see if those who shed
tears for Newtown will risk their


political capital to try to stop the
violence.

U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill's
office prosecuted oxycodone dealer
Samuel Posa, who received the
maximum of 20 years in Federal
prison and 10 years of supervised
release. Posa and his clinic filled
more than 240 prescriptions, ob-
taining 50,000 pills.
With what is now known about
Oxy addiction, that's a lot of ruined
lives in the wake of Posa.
We congratulate O'Neill's suc-
cess and encourage him to pursue
more prosecutions of the dealers.

A Christmas wish that many of
us could have written:
"Dear Santa, 1 would like a thin
body and a fat bank account. Don't
mix it up this year!"

Want to celebrate the inaugura-
tion of President Barack Obama,
but don't want to freeze your "Yes,
We Can" button off?
The Pinellas Democratic Party
is holding an inaugural ball on
Monday, January 21, from 7 to
11 p.m. at the Gulfport Casino.
Hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be
served. It is a cash bar.
Cost is $100. Call 727-327-2796
if you are interested in attending.

One of Tampa's finest gentlemen,
Dr. Anthony Martino, passed away
December 17.
"Doc" was an Ybor boy who be-
came a dentist. He had a kind heart.
a social conscience and brought his
services to children whose families
couldn't afford them. He would
drive the Dento-mobile to poor
neighborhoods, delivering smiles.
In one of those odd things that
happens only in Tampa, this pro-
fessional man of Sicilian heritage
became the area's top Irishman
when he founded the St. Patrick's
Day Association. Doc gave his time
to civic clubs, professional associa-
tions, politics, church, government
and, most of all, his family.
St. Peter's ledger will have a
chapter devoted to Doc's good deeds.

The City of Tampa installed sev-
eral red light cameras and money
is rolling in. The website says
these cameras are about safety, not
money. We can believe that about
those ticketed for driving straight
through a red light or making a left.
These are dangerous practices, but
many tickets are for rights on red
and those might be more for profit
than public safety.
There were 68,048 citations for
running a red light monitored by
cameras 30,617 incidents were
for driving straight through, 17,578
were for left turns and 19,853 were
for right.
The latter we have some issue
with as the rights were never char-
acterized as a major cause of acci-
dents, yet they are a major source of
income. At $158 per citation, that's
$4,837,486.
Some intersections seem to be
only about violations for right-hand
turns. At Waters and Florida, there
were 1,132 violations for rights out
of 1,756. Manhattan and Gandy
has 1,305 violations for rights out
of 2,220. Northbound Westshore
at Gandy has 1,083 for rights out
of 1,414 and westbound Gandy at
Westshore has a whopping 2,878
violations for right turns out of a
total 3,228. At these intersections,
taking a rolling right rolls the


money right into City coffers.

Those in the Port community we.
talk to all seem to be excited about
its new director, Paul Anderson.
People believe he will be a better
marketer, that he'll improve the
staff and bring more investment to
the Port. Everyone we talk to seems
to feel things will be better under
Anderson than they were under for-
mer Port Director Richard Wainio.
That makes us wonder if the new
guy is bringing optimism and ex-
citement, why did we keep the old
guy at the helm of the area's largest
economic engine? Remember, he
left us: we didn't fire him.
It's because boards have a hard
time firing a director for mediocrity.
We wish the new man the best
for the sake of our community, but
we find the new contract is designed
to keep him if he too is proven
mediocre. The contract is for three
years, but renews with the same
terms if he isn't terminated or of-
fered a new contract.
The Board could have designed
a contract that just expired and
required a vote to renew, giving
it an easy way out if Anderson
proves to be less than stellar. Now
they will have to vote to terminate
him if they are not pleased at the
end of his term and for boards and
authorities, you just about have to
commit a felony to lose your job.
***** *
A friend gave us an old, yellowed
copy of a Tampa Tribune from April
1981.
The edition featured a two-page
story titled "What They Earn." The
article listed all local politicians,
public employees and their salaries.
We liked the nostalgia and
thought it would be interesting to
see what those salaries are cur-
rently (2011).
The story labeled George Bean,
director of the Hillsborough County
Aviation Authority, as the top-
paid public official with a salary of
$74,750. Joe Lopano, who holds the
post today, makes $249,995.
The Port Authority only paid its
director, Emmett Lee, $49,450 in
1981. That job today, if you judge
it by money, is now considered
more important than the Aviation
Authority. New Port boss Paul An-
derson is getting $350,000. That's
a 700 percent increase.
Not all public jobs' costs grew so
rapidly.
Most County officials' salaries
grew 300 percent to 375 percent.
Sheriff Walter Heinrich earned
$43,071. Sheriff David Gee makes
$161,116. Tax Collector Melvin
Smith took home $40,717, while


Tax Collector Doug Belden gets
$152,526. The legendary State At-
torney E.J. Salcines was salaried at
$47,200. State Attorney Mark Ober
makes $150,077.
Assistant State Attorney Nor-
man Cannella made $42,200 in
1981. Ober's Assistant State Attor-
ney Karen Stanley makes $143,563.
County Judges including Ralph
Steinberg made $44,547 in 1981.
Circuit Judges such as Guy Spicola
pulled in $47,205. Today, the salary
for a County judge is $134,280; a
Circuit judge makes $142,178. In
1981, we had nine County judges
and 24 Circuit judges. Today, we
have 16 and 45 respectively.
People often feel like the Fed-
eral government is more costly and
wasteful than local government,
but in the area of salary inflation,
the Feds were more restrained.
The salary for Congress only went
up by 286 percent. The late, great
U.S. Representative Sam Gibbons
earned $60,622. U.S. Representa-
tive Kathy Castor earns $174,000.
Federal judge salaries escalated by
only 259 percent. Federal Judge
Ben Kr-entzman took home $67,100
and worked in the old Federal
Courthouse. which will soon be a
hotel. Federal Judge Jim Moody
makes $174,000 and works in the
high-rise Sam Gibbons Federal
Courthouse.
Joe Zalupski, Sports Authority
director, was in charge of the Big
Sombrero and made $42,800. Eric
Hart runs Raymond James Sta-
dium for $170,019. The salary for
the Sports Authority director rose
faster, percentage-wise, than the
salary to run the airport.
We always talk of underpaying
educators, but on the top end, this
group has the bigger increases.
Superintendent of Schools Ray-
mond Shelton took home $62,500.
MaryEllen Elia makes $263,130.
That's up 421 percent.
USF President John Lott Brown
made $65,927. Judy Genshaft has
a base pay of $470,000, an up to
$175,000 performance stipend
and a $100,000 annual retention
stipend. That's a total of $745,000.
That's an increase of 1,130 percent.
The top job at USF's medical
school, the Director of USF Medical
Center Andor Szentivanyi, made
$67,500. Dean of USF College
of Medicine Dr. Stephen Klasko
makes $940,117. That's inflation
by 1,392 percent.
Minimum wage in 1981 was
$3.35; today, it's $7.67. That's an
increase of 228 percent.
Read about Jason Fernandez,
who puts butts in seats in Ybor
City, in Silhouettes on page 14.


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Remember Clackamas
Town Center?
That's where 22-year-old
Jacob Tyler Roberts went
Christmas shooting last
week. He shot up a subur-
ban Portland, Ore., mall with
an AR-15 semiautomatic ri-
fle. Garbed in a camouflage
outfit and hockey mask, he
killed two shoppers in the
food court. A jammed weap-
on prevented a full-fledged
bloodbath. Roberts then killed
himself. Ghastly images from
AR-15-armed James Holmes'
midnight movie massacre in
Aurora, Colo., in July came
readily to mind.
Alas, the senseless Port-
land rampage wasn't even
the most notorious shoot-
ing frenzy of last week. Three
days later Newtown, Conn.,
galvanized the country's and
the world's attention. Twen-
ty-seven people, including 20
students at Sandy Hook El-
ementary School, were mowed
down by a masked- and body-
armored, one-man arsenal
named Adam Lanza, 20. His
weapon of chilling choice: an
AR-15 style rifle, fed by multi-
ple, high-capacity magazines.
And for the fourth time
in his presidency, Barack
Obama assumed the role of
on-site Grief Counselor-in-
Chief. "We can't tolerate this
anymore," stated the presi-
dent at Sunday's memorial
service. "These tragedies must
end. And to end them, we
must change."
Well see.
They didn't change after
Virginia Tech. Or after Ft.
Hood, Texas. Or after Tucson,
Ariz. Or after the Sikh Temple
of Wisconsin. Or after Aurora.
The 10-year, federal ban on
assault weapons expired in
2004. The National Rifle Asso-
ciation's intimidation of both


sides of the political aisle has
kept it that way.
However, maybe the sheer
depravity of slaughtered New-
town innocents will prove the
"tipping point" in America's
seemingly relentless perver-
sion of the Second Amend-
ment. Perhaps the time finally
is nigh for acting on the ac-
knowledgement that Philly's
founding fathers were not
lustily envisioning assault-
weapon, itchy trigger fingers
on its 21st century citizenry.
What we've needed for too
long is something more than
White House condolences and
"thoughts-and-prayers" state-
ments that have now become
benumbingly routine after
horrific incidents.
Maybe this exercise in evil
will finally decouple this coun-
try from the obsession that is
its politically obscene "third
rail": the mere mention of
"gun control." We're not talk-
ing taxes or trade or immigra-
tion or health-care overhaul
here. We are, however, talking
about a special entitlement -
the right to live in other than a
gun-crazed culture where the
NRA is a de facto branch of
government. Common-sense
and common cause shouldn't
be partisan issues.
"What choice do we have?"
rhetorically asked the presi-
dent. "Are we really prepared
to say that we're powerless in
the face of such carnage, that
the politics are too hard?"
Obama's Opportunity
Now in his second term,
the president will have ample
opportunity to use the ulti-
mate bully pulpit and rally
the country around gun san-
ity. Heretofore, he's done little
beyond his assault-weapon
frowns. He has even signed
laws permitting people to car-
ry concealed weapons in na-


tional parks and in checked
bags on Amtrak trains.
His inauguration and State
of the Union speeches should
pull no gun-sanity punches.
This time grief and outrage
must translate into "No more
Newtowns" action. The presi-
dent can justifiably mount
the moral high ground and
channel the conscience of a
bereaved country looking for
meaningful, not politically
expedient, leadership. The
memory of innocent unlived
lives matters more than the
legacy of Charlton Heston.
President Obama will not
lack for legislation to cham-
pion. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-
Calif., has pledged to reintro-
duce an assault-weapons ban
in the upcoming Congress.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-
N.J., will introduce legislation
next month to ban the sale
of high-capacity magazines.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.,
supports the bans and is also
pushing for a national com-
mission to scrutinize gun-lawg
loopholes, the country's men-
tal health system and the im-
pact on society of ultra-violent
movies and video games.
Now tragically and ironi-
call)y is the absolutely best
time to put everything on the
table, including a certain un-
conscionable "third rail" is-
sue. Opportunity, borne of the
unspeakably horrific, unique-
ly beckons. Unnecessary gun
deaths are not the price of
"freedom." Not to act now is to
be, in effect, complicit in fu-
ture incidents triggered by our
gun veneration, dysfunctional
pandering politics, violent
pop culture and unaddressed
mental-health scenarios. For
too many fringe Americans,
it's easier to get an assault
weapon than mental-health
care. Thank you, gun-shows.


I DtPinions To Qo
By Joe O'Neill


More Ammo for Sane Gun Laws?


What's paramount is that
the specious, zero-sum, NRA-
talking-points rationales no
longer carry the day rhe-
torically or politically. That in-
cludes, of course, the sophist
mantra that "Guns don't kill
people, people kill people" ar-
gument, that should be coun-
tered with a vigorous variation
of an "Unarmed people .are
uniquely ill-prepared to kill"
theme.
As to whether gun "control"
will eliminate violent crime?
Of course it won't, unless you
eliminate the human condi-
tion. But it can mitigate such
murderous matters. What's
that worth?
But this is no slam dunk,
to be sure.
Guns, as we know here in
the Gunshine State where
there are now 1 million con-
cealed-weapons-permit hold-
ers, are part of a culture that
transcends "castle-protectors"
and deer hunters.
Lanza's mother, as we also
know, inexplicably and le-
gally owned at least three
guns, including the semi-
automatic weapon that killed
her. True believers most nota-
bly include the "slippery-slop-
ers" who see the ban of any
weapon, including assault
rifles, as the inevitable road
to big government lockdown
and confiscation. The route
to a safer citizenry doesn't lie
in limits and bans, goes the
paranoid reasoning, but in
arming ever more Americans
to kill bad guys and thwart a
government before it turns on
you.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-
Texas, for example, went on
the offensive on Fox News
Sunday by lamenting that the
Sandy Hook principal wasn't
packing serious heat herself.
"I wish to God she had an M-4
in her office," he said. He re-
ally did. The M-4 Carbine, by
the way, is marketed as the
"preferred weapon of the U.S.
Army Special Forces."
Then there was former GOP
presidential candidate Mike
Huckabee, who couldn't re-
sist going all opportunistically
fundamentalist by implying
that a massacre at an elemen-
tary school might very well be
a form of biblical retribution
for America having "system-
atically removed God from our
schools." He really did.
President Obama, of
course, has a lot on his plate.
But he also has a window of
serious action that won't stay
open once even seared memo-
ries fade and political reali-
ties inevitably reassert them-
selves. Why not treat sensible
gun control as an extension
of 9/11 self protection? And
not as a finger-wagging op-
portunity to lecture yahoos,
survivalists and ideologues.
We don't need to invite more
polarization.
What we are confronting is
a form of societal terrorism,
one that we have been negli-
gently and tragically permit-
ting and enabling. Second
Amendment context needs
to be understood and under-
scored. It was passed in 1791.


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It was a time of muskets and
militias, well-regulated at
that. The onus should be on
the would-be gun owner to
make the case for possession,
let alone concealed carry.
The case for assault weapons
doesn't exist outside the mili-
tary. In fact, if you really need
one, that's reason enough not
to have one.
Timing, of course, is every-
thing. But if not now, when? If
not this president, who?
Crist Scenario
There is, of course, no
dearth of pointed opinions
when it comes to the guber-
natorial prospects of Charlie
Crist in 2014. Personally I
hope some genuine Demo-
crat without baggage earns
the Party nod. I think she will
then beat Rick Scott like a
cheap rug.
The biggest problem I have
with former Gov. Crist, a gen-
uinely. nice guy who would
have some White House clout,
is that he walked out on Flori-
da when we needed him most.
The economy had been blind-
sided, we collectively cringed
at the possibility of a hurri-
cane hit, and Crist saw a ca-
reer opportunity in Washing-
ton. He then hand-delivered
an opening that would oth-
erwise have been unavailable
to Scott, an embarrassing,
unmitigated disaster for the
Sunshine State.
That, alas, is the Crist leg-
acy.
Media Matter
Just wondering.
Ever find yourself nearly
clueless when glancing at
"Walter Scott's Personality
Parade" in Sunday's Parade
Magazine? Who are these,
well, celebrities? Ever feel
woefully out of touch when
checking the daily lists of so-
cietal notables having birth-
days? After Mickey Rooney
and Warren Buffet, none of
them ring a bell.
It's sort of like looking at
those newly purchased photo
cubes that still have the ge-
neric inserts of anonymous,
beaming visages.
You're not alone.
Merry Christmas
Whatever your faith, how-
ever you celebrate this special
holiday, hug a loved one. Now
more than ever.
Quoteworthy
"We can't tolerate this
anymore." President Barack
Obama to mourners in New-
town, Conn.
"It appears that many
modern-day Republicans op-
pose the United Nations for
the same reason their col-
leagues in post-World War I
America opposed the League
of Nations. They distrust the
rest of the world, and they are
afraid that the United States
loses something when it par-
ticipates in the international
community of nations as an
equal rather than as a global
superpower." David Lee Mc-
Mullen, visiting assistant pro-
fessor of history at USF.
"The worst error politi-
cians can make is to spin
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33 SILHOUETTES

by Emily Carney


"I grew up four houses
down from Adela and Cesar
Gonzmart on Davis Islands.
At 10 years old, my relation-
ship with them was already
formed, because my great-
grandfather had been working
for them. I was vacuuming the
pool and walking their dog...
Richard and Casey were away
at college in Europe study-
ing," Jason Fernandez, owner
of the Historic
Hospitality fam- I
ily of restaurants Ja
in Ybor City, ex-
plained.
"So, I became
Adela's little
sidekick. She
started teaching
me how to make
desserts .t her
home. Belore you
know it, I \.as at
the restaurant
when I turned
15 years old I'd
go over to the
restaurant '\ hen
George |Guit11-.
longtime Colum-
bia eni plo% ec
and rmin.ager|
wasn't a'.'lable
- he still calls
me 'The Kid." he '"
laughed. Fernan-
dez learned the
restaurant busi-
ness from the
bottom up. v\ork-
ing in fine din-
ing faciliLes as
a manager then
putting his own
businesses on
the map and.
at the age of 43,
he isn't done yet.
Fernandez is
a fourth-gener- "In the ref
action Tampa na-
tive. "My great- ev(
grandfather was
one of the original bartenders
at the Columbia Restaurant.
His name was Jesus Fernan-
dez and they called him Gar-
raf6n. There is now a Garraf6n
margarita on their menu...the
restaurant business has been
in me for generations," he re-
lated.
His father was the late Rob-
ert A. Fernandez, who devel-
oped an interest in the res-
taurant business during his
retirement. "My father was a
pediatric dentist and helped
me run Bernini the last five
years of his life, when I owned
part of Malio's. I owned half
of Malio's and was a partner
at that restaurant. My father
spent two years in Italy in
his retirement playing and
eating. He fell in love with
food, came back and wanted
to work in the kitchen. He
worked in the kitchen for over
a year, and then came out to
the front of the house he
waited tables and bartended.
He ran the restaurant when I
went to Malio's."
As a teenager, Fernandez
discovered his passion for the
business. "I loved it. It was
very natural. When I started
working at the Columbia, I re-
ally didn't have any training
and it just came very natural
to me, being a people person
and loving people. I could talk
to a brick wall" he laughed.
He credited Adela Gonzmart
for giving him his start: "She's
the one who really got me in-
volved.-I worked at the front
door in high school."
Fernandez received a busi-
ness degree from the Univer-
sity of Tampa in 1993. "I went
away to Johnson & Wales
and got my MBA in hotel and
restaurant management," he
added. Johnson & Wales, lo-


cated in Providence, Rhode
Island, is one of the nation's
leading culinary schools, en-
compassing cooking and hos-
pitality.
Following graduation with
his MBA in 1995, Fernandez
went to New Orleans to work,
but encountered a minor
roadblock. "There was an in-
ternship that I had been going
for. When I showed up from


ison Fernandez


,taurant business, there's something new
ery day...there's always something
new and fresh."
Johnson & Wales to the in- restaurant.
ternship, I was in a suit. They beautiful st
said, 'Where are your whites?' of Ybor Ci
They thought I was a chef, be- ents dance
cause I had gone to Johnsor first time i:
& Wales. They said, 'You can space has
stay for a day, but we need attachment
people in the kitchen.'" "The spe
Enter Ella Brennan, who, gether so n
like Adela Gonzmart, would the RNC ca
become one of Fernandez' big- great deal
gest professional influences. penses. It g
"I went out, knocked on doors ing chance
and tried to find a job during loyal custo
Mardi Gras season. I went al Ybor Ci
to Commander's Palace. Ella supported
Brennan was standing at the said. The A
front door and started speak- tional Jour
ing with me. She had a rela- lunch and
tionship with Adela Gonzmart. for five day
She saw that on my resume," "It put me
he said. were a lot
"Two managers a hus- the parties
band and wife team had the press I
marital problems and they for the B
left the restaurant that week. couldn't ha
So, immediately she said, ture-perfec
'Boy, you must have a horse- Fernand
shoe up your a**.' I was like, involved ir
'What?' I didn't understand culinary sic
what she was saying I was sionate ab
caught totally off guard! I very involve
asked, 'What are you talking making ab(
about?' She replied, 'You're the menus
very lucky!' She hired me menus thr
three days after I graduated Bernini...w
from Johnson & Wales." Fer- dating at C
nandez and his wife, Kristen, year, which
have two children, Jason, love to trav
Jr. and Ella Grace, who was time I take
named after Brennan. "To I'm out of
this day we saw her three New York;
weeks ago, when we were up leans, whet
in New Orleans she'll say, We take thi
'It's the boy with the horse- els and brir
shoe.' Hence that's how the restaurants
horseshoe became the logo for bigger cities:
Historic Hospitality." this would
Over the next two years, Fernand
Fernandez also worked with his initial"
Outback Steakhouse, manag- just so pr
ing and opening restaurants has been 1
in California. He then worked It's my flag:


with chef and restaurateur
Wolfgang Puck, opening new
restaurants in California,
Las Vegas and Orlando. Fer-
nandez went to Miami briefly,
working at Carnival Hotels
and Casinos and for the Myl-
es Restaurant Group. "That's
when I ran into Frank De La
Grana, Simon Canasi and Ju-
lio Gonzalez-Roel. That began
the process," he related. "The


process," start-
ed in 1997, was
the beginning of
his partnership
with Bernini of
Ybor, which has
been open since
1995. He is now
the restaurant's
principal owner.
He also briefly
,worked for Ma-
lio's Restaurant
in downtown
T,mrnpa before
returning to Ber-
nini.
In recent
i .ars. Fernan-
de.:- has become a
partner at Green
Iguana, which
s-. located next
d. or to Bernini.
He opened Hot
Willy's in 2011, a
Chicago-style hot
dog venue, which
% Ill soon relocate
ti Seventh Av-
enue.
Eight months
a.tgo, he opened
his latest venture
Carne Chop-
house, which is
located at the
historic El Centro
Espaftol de Tam-
pa building. "It's
been the most
fun I've had.
ever, in opening a
We opened in this
;ace. It is the jewel
ity...my grandpar-
d together for the
n that space. This
a lot of emotional
1," he reminisced.
ace just came to-
icely. Shortly after,
ame, which paid a
of the opening ex-
gave us a real fight-
e to succeed. My
mers and my loy-
ty neighbors have
me, every day," he
tlantic and The Na-
nal had breakfast,
dinner at Carne
*s during the RNC.
on the map... there
of articles about
we did. We catered
building downtown
oehner people. It
ave been more pic-
t."
ez is also devotedly
n his restaurants'
de. "I'm very pas-
out the food and
ed in the decision-
out how we change
s. We change the
ee times a year at
he'll do a similar up-
arnc three times a
i is very involved. I
el. I know the only
a day off is when
town. I frequent
I frequent New Or-
re my wife is from.
ings from our trav-
ig them back to the
s. We enjoy going to
s and saying, 'Hey,
work in Tampal'"
ez is most proud of
Ybor venture. "I'm
roud that Bernini
here for 17 years.
ship... to have been


here for 17 years and to have
been so successful at Bernini,
that's my highlight. There's
longevity in this business...
and it just keeps on improv-
ing. Just having such great
employees surrounding me
and being part of such an in-
credible operation...it's just
wonderful.
"There are two other proj-
ects on the table right now.
Nothing has come to fruition
as of yet...I think ethnic food
does very well in Ybor City.
I think there should be an
Asian concept restaurant in
Ybor City. I think there should
be a diner in Ybor City that's
open 24 hours a day. Those
are two things on my mind...
obviously I need to find some-
one who is very proficient in
Asian food. I love the idea of
Thai food or Vietnamese food."
His four restaurants com-
prise Historic Hospitality
- and are all located within
Ybor City. Why Ybor City?
"First of all, it's my history
here with my family. They
were cigar rollers here in Ybor
City. My family is from As-
turias, Spain and Santo Ste-
fano, Sicily. My heart's here
because my grandparents'
and great-grandparents' fam-
ilv grew up around Ybor City.


It's the architectural value of
the buildings. I love the peo-
ple in the community. I'm at-
tached to the people. We are
side-by-side, either on a bar-
stool or with a shovel, work-
ing. I think we all have very
similar values. We like to have
a good time when we want to
have a good time, but when
it's time to get down to busi-
ness, we get down to business
and work."
Fernandez describes Ybor
as "The entertainment district
in the City of Tampa." He add-
ed, "We have such a great mix
of tourism. You're dealing with
new customers mixed with
your local residents, all mixed
with people from the City of
Tampa. There's never a dull
moment. In the restaurant
business, there's something
new every day the challeng-
es, the barriers and the things
you have to overcome daily -
there's always something new
and fresh. You have no time
to feel the grass growing un-
derneath your feet." He added
with a laugh, "I hope I perish
in Ybor City, in one of these
restaurants! I want to work
until the day it's over. I love it
here...why would I ever stop?
Viva Ybor City!"
Photo by Robert Azmitia.


f'Pinions To Qo

(continued from page 13) Comedian Jimmy Kim-
themselves. It's time for the mel.
GOP to face the hard truth, no Joe O'Neill can be contacted
matter how painful. The Re- at moesez@aol.com.
publican brand is dying, many
of our strategists are incompe- POWERFUL PRAYER
tent, and we still design cam-
tentpaigns etop illin the Amer- To the Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, You
paigns to prevail in the Amer- who solve all problems, who lights all
ica of 25 years ago." Mike roads so that I can attain my goals.
Murphy, Time magazine. You who give me the divine gift to
"I don't know if we fall forgive and forget all evil against me
off the cliff, but I think we're and that in all instances of my life
at least going to jump out of You are with me. I want in this short
a tree." Sen. Lindsey Gra- prayer to thank you for all things and
a re"- Sen. Lndsey G to confirm once again that I never
ham. R-S.C. want to be separated from You even
"Women are better at and in spite of all material illusion. I
wrapping gifts. I was think- wish to be with You in eternal glory.
ing about why that is. Look Thank you for your mercy toward me
at them. They wear bows and and mine. The person must say this
ribbons. The ARE presents. prayer for 3 consecutive days, after 3
ribbons. They ARE presents. days the favor requested will be
Meanwhile. men wear base- granted even if it may appear difficult.
ball caps and oversized team This prayer must be published im-
jackets. That's the fashion mediately after the favor is granted
equivalent of a gift bag." without mentioning the favor. MLC








by Linda Thistle
(Solution appears on page 23)


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7 8 9 4


5 8 1 9
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5 6 3

4 3 2 5

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9 3 2 7


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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.




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My Life Through Facebook Part II


(continued from page 11)
that baby has a dope ass
face!" Still not sure what to
make of it.
4-25
I taught my stepson every-
thing I know about fishing to-
day ... which means I taught
him that he needs a fishing
pole.
5-3
I am watching Ben play his
new favorite game taking one
Cheerio at a time and tossing
it onto the floor and smiling
and waiting for me to react.
He's such a jerk. Seriously,
my son is a total jerk.
5-4
I make my son drink from
a pink bottle whenever I am
frustrated with him. It gives
me a feeling of vengeance.
5-11
I think we should just leave
terrorists in the YMCA's day-
care for a day with all the
germs floating around that
room, they would be talking
within hours or dead by the
end of the day.
5-11
I went to my first school re-
cital tonight. WOW! How did
my parents make it through
so many of those?! I saw
maybe five parents having an
honest good time, and I am
pretty sure by the glazed look
in their eyes they were stoned
out of their minds.
5-13
Trips to the beach used to
be relaxing. Now ... man ... it's
a lot of work.
5-17
Ben actually slept last
night and is now with Amy for
the day. Other kids at school
... sun came out so dogs out-
side.
House is quiet ... I can ac-
tually think when I work today
... which means I just realized
that nothing intelligent goes
through my head. Thinking is
overrated.
5-28
Why does butt cream have


to smell like ass?
5-28
Ben took his first step just
hours after discovering his
penis ... there is a link here,
I know it.
6-8
1 changed Ben's diaper 30
minutes ago ... and I just now
found a CHUNK of poop on
my finger.
6-11
1 dropped my stepson off for
first day of camp today ... first
time I have ever seen him ner-
vous in a social situation. Was
hard to leave him ... Shocking
... I actually do have a heart
people! How about that?!?!
6-27
I had one of those mornings
with Ben in which I want to
go back in time to November
2010 and cut my testicles off.
7-12
I wonder what the 21-year
old-me would say if he saw
current me doing the hot dog
dance in the kitchen with Ben.
7-18
In the last year, I have
called him a jerk, annoying,
a bastard, obnoxious, dis-
gusting, smelly, stinky, rank,
stupid and more ... and, well,
I meant it all. BUT, he is still
the second best thing I ever
helped to create (that Marion
Cobretti Mix Tape I made with
Gene Siudut in 1997 still tops
the list). Happy Birthday Lit-
tle Dude. 17 more years and
you're out of the house!
Love you.
7-20-12
Starting a new column this
week titled "My Son Is a Jerk
But So Am I."
If you would like to follow me
on Facebook, please visit the
page www.facebook.com/
TheOverNightFamilyMan. Paul
Guzzo's new book, The Dark
Side of Sunshine, a collection
of stories about Tampa's most
infamous people and events, is
available through amazon.com.
Paul can be reached at paul-
guzzo(a'hotmail. com.


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Moderator Rob Lorei hosts a fresh
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The1 time of year when the
Christian world celebrates
one of its most special holi-
clays has arrived. The excite-
ment of the season permeates
the very air we breathe as we
prepare for the Christmas cel-
ebrations as well as the end-
ing of a year and the begin-
ning of a new one.
The Christmas season car-
ries ancient traditions that
are celebrated all over the
world. More people will at-
tend religious services during
these celebrations than at any
other time of the year. Deco-
rations will rise in businesses,
homes, hospitals, churches
as well as public places. Sig-
nificant feasts will take place
in homes in accordance with
ethnic and cultural customs
of different groups.
For some, these are spe-
cial days of remembrance of
those family members and
dear friends that have passed
away. We express our con-
tinued love and respect for
those that are no longer with
us by carrying flowers to the
cemeteries where they rest.
Some ask their churches to
conduct special religious cel-
ebrations where the names of
the departed are remembered
in special prayers. Some of us
quietly remember our loved
ones at home when we reflect
on their images in pictures or
movies of days gone by.
We engage in those tra-
ditional rituals because, in
many ways we carry with us a
part of those that have passed.
We choose not to forget who
or what they were because of
our love for them. The images
of mothers, fathers, brothers,


Ah, it's the most wonderful
time of the year! The Christ-
mas season has officially ush-
ered itself in Christmas
wreaths of lush green pine and
red bows hang from the front
doors of neighbors' houses,
frenzied crowds of parents vie
to pick up that last coveted
toy on the Christmas list, and
families, in excited anticipa-
tion, eagerly await the happy
reunion of sisters, brothers,
aunts, uncles, and grandpar-
ents.
Yes, Christmas is on the
horizon and it brings with it
the age-old and beloved tradi-
tions of tree decorating, carol-
ing, and hanging a stocking
for Santa. But just how age-
old arc our Christmas tradi-
tions in America? How were
many of them influenced and
preserved by both Ameri-
can and European women?
Christmas, as we now know it
in America, did not always ex-
ist. Our Puritan forcmothers
and fathers associated it with
the merriment of royal courts
in which Christmas meant ten
days of feasting and drinking.
(Think "Ten ILords A Leaping"
and "Don We Now Our Gay
Apparel.") They saw it as such
drunken revelry that the Gen-
eral Court of Massachusetts
issued a 1659 edict rendering


sisters, grandparents, uncles,
aunts as well as those de-
parted dear friends come to
our thoughts more frequent-
ly than ever during these
Holidays. Someone's special
Christmas dishes, the aroma
in those small, crowded kitch-
ens where loved ones strived
to please everyone with their
cooking can never be forgot-
ten.
The witty personalities, the
newcomers to the family are
all with us. With great senti-
ment, we recall the memory of
happy faces, some, never ex-
pecting that Christmas would
be the last they would share
with their families on this
earth.
Presently, Brandon Attor-
ney B. Lee Elam has posted
a phrase in his famous sign
on the corner of Lumsden
and Parsons Avenue in Bran-
don that reads: "Recalling the
reason for the Season." The
reason behind all our celebra-
tions is obviously love.
Love for those that gave
their lives so that we can live
in contentment where and
how we wish. We celebrate
the love of those children that
maintain a close relationship
with parents so they will not
be alone. It is a pleasure to
celebrate the devotion of those
parents of children with spe-
cial needs.
We rejoice on the benevo-
lence of the modest wage
earner that gives a few coins
to the beggar in the corner,
of those that take food to a
home-bound person as well
as those that share their great
wealth with the less fortunate.
This is a wonderful time to


any observance of Christmas
(other than churchgoing) as a
punishable offense. People in
the Southern colonies, which
were more secular, were mer-
rier, but New Englanders
could be fined for hanging
decorations.
Things lightened up a bit in
the 1700s, but it wasn't until
the 1800s that this austere at-
titude towards Christmas was
replaced with a more festive
one. Victoria became mon-
arch of the British Empire in
1837 and reigned until 1901.
and during that time, she had
much influence on America's
domestic scene. Her popular-
ization of Christmas began
in 1846, when she and her
husband, Prince Albert, were
sketched with their children
standing around a large deco-
rated Christmas tree in the 1l-
lustrated London Newos.
Albert was German, and
Christmas tree decorating
was a German tradition, per-
haps dating back to the Prot-
estant Revolution and Martin
Luther in the 1600s. Queen
Victoria adored her husband
and exported his Christ mas
tree to the English-speaking
world. The famous illustration
of "Christmas Tree at Wind-
sor Castle" became an instant
phenomenon, and tree deco-


v v


rating became increasingly
popular in the late 1800s.
Most decorations were
homemade, and it was women
who were largely responsible
for making them. Chains of
colorful paper, were popu-
lar, as well as strings of pop-
corn and cranberries. From
handcrafting ornaments and
sewing Christmas stock-
ings, to making fresh eggnog
and warm Christmas cook-
ies, women were the ones
who preserved traditions and
brought joy to Christmas. Cel-
ebrations gained more popu-
larity because of the Civil War
in the 1860s, especially in the
North. The Christmas depict-
ed in Louisa May Alcott's Little
Women, for example, showed
the emotional strength of a
mother who created a happy
day for her children, despite
worry over a husband gone to
war.
Much more than our fore-
fathers, our foremothers cre-
ated the fond memories that
live on in American hearts and
minds. Let this Christmas be
one in which we pause to re-
flect on the many women who,
throughout our country's his-
tory and our own personal
histories, have preserved the
generous and peaceful spirit
of the holiday.


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demonstrate our love for one
another. During these harsh
times in our country as well
as abroad, when images of
death and misery abound, let
us make an effort to express
kindness and affection for
those close to us as well as
strangers.
While material gifts are
expressions of caring and re-
spect, they lose their luster
unless accompanied by a lov-
ing expression. Even the most
modest of gifts, when accom-
panied by a smile, a hug, a
kiss and "I love you," can be
huge and unforgettable.
Some of the most cherished
gifts in homes are pictures of
loved ones. Some of our most
memorable moments, reflect-
ing the images of family mem-
bers or best friends during
special occasions have caused
our relationships to transcend
time. Pictures have a way of
safeguarding our precious
moments and the people in
them. Those preserved im-
ages, sustain our love ener-
gized, enthusiastic and alive
for those still here as well as
those departed.
At some point in life, the
recollection of our memories
becomes as precious as many
current events. Let us resolve
that our cards and gifts for
this year's Christmas will be
accompanied by special dem-
onstrations of affection that
will make them memorable.
The memories of our thoughts
during the present season will
be best preserved with a thick
coating of love.
Merry Christmas to all our
readers.
BE A GOOD SPORT!













American Victory Ship's
Boat Parade of Lights
The Boat Parade of Lights
Holiday Spectacular will take
place Saturday, Dec. 22, from
6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Victory Ship Mariners
Museum (705 Channelside
Dr.). Guests can partake in
music and refreshments.
Admission is $12 for
adults. $7 for children four


to 12. Tickets are available at
www.ticketweb.com, by call-
ing 1-866-468-7630 or in per-
son aboard the ship.
For more information, call
228-8766.
Italian Club's Rose Ball
The Italian Club will hold
a Rose Ball New Year's Eve
Gala Monday, Dec. 31, from
8 p.m. to 1 a.m., located at


1731 E. 7th Ave.
Admission is $100 per
person. Tickets include cock-
tails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner
and dancing, with music pro-
vided by the Mark Anthony
Band.
For more information, call
248-3316. Seating is limited.
To promote an event in Ybor
City, call Emily Carney at 248-
3921.


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WHAT HAPPENING

In O@ld Ybor
By Emily Carney


ARIES (March 21 to April
19): An old adversary wants
to make amends over the hol-
idays. The decision is yours.
But wouldn't it be nice to
share the upcoming new year
with another friend?
TAURUS (April 20 to May
20): As news of your work gets
around, expect to receive a
special holiday "gift" from in-
fluential contacts who could
help you launch your new
projects in the new year.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20):
Instead of fussing over what
you didn't do to prepare for the
holidays, relax and enjoy the
kudos for a job truly well done.
A happy surprise awaits you
early next year.
CANCER (June 21 to July
22): The best way to shake off
lingering holiday blues is to
join loved ones in the fun and
festivities of this special time.
A confusing situation starts
to make sense in upcoming
weeks.
LEO (July 23 to August 22):
Special emotional rewards
mark this holiday time for Leos
and Leonas who are able to
open up to new relationships
and the possibilities they offer
in the upcoming year.
VIRGO (August 23 to Sep-
tember 22): Your efforts to
make the holidays especially
memorable for some people
will be rewarded in some un-
expected (but very welcome)
ways in the upcoming year.
LIBRA (September 23 to Oc-
tober 22): Be assured that


Artist Elio Lopez and writer/historian Paul Guzzo unveiled the first installment
of the Ghosts of Ybor Mural Project on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Tampa Digital Studios in
Centro Ybor.
Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco is seen here with Lopez in front of the mural,
which celebrates Mayor Greco's father and his famed wooden nail keg.
This is the first of eight murals to be installed throughout Ybor City. The next mural
will depict La Gaceta's founder, Victoriano Manteiga.


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
By Rod B. Neuman, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 748978
Gibbons. Neuman, et. al.
3321 Henderson Blvd.. Tampa. FL 33609
12/21-12/28/12 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 12-365 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOYCE MONICA GAMBLE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE.
You are hereby notified that an Order
of Administration has been entered in the
estate of JOYCE MONICA GAMBLE. de-
ceased, Case Number 12-365, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Hillsborough County. Flori-
da. Probate Division. the address of which
is Clerk of Court, Probate, Guardianship &
Trust. Post Office Box 1110. Tampa, Flor-
ida 33601-1110: that the decedent's date
of death was December 7, 2010; that the
total values of the estate is $82,000.00,
and that the names and address of those
to whom it has been assigned by such or-
der are:
SUSAN J. GAMBLE
as Personal Representative
4208 W. Bay Vista Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
JIMMIE GAMBLE
5650 SE Mitzi Lane
Stuart, FL 34997
MEDA O'DONNEL
5000 S. Himes Ave., Apt. 421
Tampa, FL 33611
MARGARET PARKER
8130 Tar Hollow Drive
Gibsonton, FL 33534
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Administration must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 of the
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS
AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this No-
tice is December 14, 2012.
Person Giving Notice:
SUSAN J. GAMBLE,
Personal Representative
4208 W. Bay Vista Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 352-3145
Email: ladviane20@aol.com
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
VAL R. PATARINI,
Attorney for Petitioner
216 Lake Drive Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875
(863) 781-4900
FL. Bar No. 00061618
12/14-12/21/12 2T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 12 018283 Division K
PHILIP MYERS and JOCELYN MYERS,
Plaintiff2.
vs.
EDUARDO CUENCA. EDUARDO
CUENCA, JR., DANA CONCHAR, DAVID
CUENCA and SUSAN B. CUENCA IF
ALIVE, AND IF DEAD, THEIR UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, JUDGMENT CREDITORS, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH. UNDER, OR AGAINST
THEM: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE.
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES.
AND JUDGMENT CREDITORS OF
DEFENDANTS, DECEASED, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY.
THROUGH. UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS: AND ALL UNKNOWN
NATURAL PERSONS IF ALIVE, AND IF
DEAD OR NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, THEIR SEVERAL AND
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS. DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AND
JUDGMENT CREDITORS. OR OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR
UNDER THOSE UNKNOWN NATURAL
PERSONS: AND THE SEVERAL AND
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN ASSIGNS,
SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, TRUST-
EES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER.
OR AGAINST ANY CORPORATION OR
OTHER LEGAL ENTITY NAMED AS A
DEFENDANT; AND ALL CLAIMANTS.
PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL
OR CORPORATE, OR WHOSE EXACT
LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIM-
ING UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE
NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS
OR PARTIES OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS
COMPLAINT, AND ALLEGES.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Eduardo Cuenca, Eduardo Cuenca,
Jr., Dana Conchar, David Cuenca
and Susan B. Cuenca, if alive, and if
dead, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, judgment credit-
ors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against them; the
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and judgment creditors
of defendants, deceased, and all
other parties claiming by, through,
under, or against defendants; and
all unknown natural persons if alive,
and if dead or not known to be dead
or alive, their several and respective
unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and judgment creditors, or
other parties claiming by, through,
or under those unknown natural
persons; and the several and respec-
tive unknown assigns, successors In
interest, trustees, or any other per-
son claiming by, through, under, or
against any corporation or other legal
entity named as a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties, natural
or corporate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming under
any of the above named or described
defendants or parties or claiming to
have any right, title, or interest in the
property described in this complaint,
Defendants, and to all parties claim-


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
ing interest by, through, under or
against Defendants, and all parties
having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property herein
described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you have
been designated as defendant in a legal
proceeding filed against you for Quiet
Title. The action involves real property in
Hillsborough County, Florida, more fully
described as follows:
Lot 6 in Block 5 of SUWANEE
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according
to map or plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 7, Page 25 of the Pub-
lic Records of Hillsborough County,
Florida.
The action was instituted in the Thir-
teenth Judicial Circuit Court, Hillsborough
County, Florida, and is styled PHILIP
MYERS and JOCELYN MYERS vs. ED-
UARDO CUENCA, EDUARDO CUENCA.
JR., DANA CONCHAR, DAVID CUENCA
and SUSAN B. CUENCA IF ALIVE, AND
IF DEAD, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, JUDG-
MENT CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST THEM; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, AND JUDGMENT CREDIT-
ORS OF DEFENDANTS, DECEASED,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS; AND ALL UNKNOWN
NATURAL PERSONS IF ALIVE. AND IF
DEAD OR NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, THEIR SEVERAL AND RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES.
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AND
JUDGMENT CREDITORS, OR OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
OR UNDER THOSE UNKNOWN NATU-
RAL PERSONS; AND THE SEVERAL
AND RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN AS-
SIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST,
TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST ANY CORPORATION OR
OTHER LEGAL ENTITY NAMED AS A
DEFENDANT; AND ALL CLAIMANTS,
PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR
CORPORATE, OR WHOSE EXACT LE-
GAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING
UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE NAMED
OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR
PARTIES OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS COM-
PLAINT, AND ALLEGES.
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to the action on
Paul E. Riffel, Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is 1319 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa,
Florida 33612, on or before January 2,
2013, and file the original with the clerk
of this court either before service on Paul
E. Riffel, Esq. or immediately after ser-
vice; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
The Court has authority in this suit to en-
ter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs
interest which will be binding upon you.
Dated November 26, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Court, Hillsborough County, Florida
By Sarah A. Brown
Deputy Clerk 11/30-12/21/10 4T


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-005769
REGIONS BANK d/b/a REGIONS
MORTGAGE.
Plaintiff,
-vs-
ROBERTO GARCIA: JOHN PRiNZ:
KERRY SCHARF GARCIA and
MICHELLE L LASH, if living, and all
unknown parties claiming by, through.
under or against KERRY SCHARF
GARCIA and MICHELLE L. LASH who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees.
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees or other claimants, claiming
by, through, under or against the said
KERRY SCHARF GARCIA or MICHELLE
L LASH; PRISCILLA SANCHEZ; STATE
OF FLORIDA; SUNCOAST SCHOOLS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: FINANCIAL
PORTFOLIOS, II, INC., AS ASSIGNEE
OF DISCOVER CARD; HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; PAT
FRANK, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA; GROW FINANCIAL f/k/a MAC-
DILL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: CITY
OF TAMPA, FLORIDA; UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
and UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
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,
the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell the
property situate in Hillsborough County.
Florida, described as:
Lot 8, Block 5, Ravenwood Subdivi-
sion, Unit No. 3, according to the map
or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
39, Page 39 of the Public Records of
Hillsborough County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, in an online sale at
http://www.hillsborouah.realforeclose.com,
beginning at 10:00 a.m. on February 18,
2013.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus funds from this 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 in accordance with Sec-
tion 45.031 (1)(a), Florida Statutes.
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 provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator, Hillsborough County Courthouse,
800 E. Twiggs St., Room 604, Tampa,
Florida 33602, (813) 272-7040, at least 7
days before your scheduled court appear-
ance, or immediately upon receiving this
notification If the time before the sched-
uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you
are hearing or voice Impaired, call 711.
NOTE: THIS COMMUNICATION, FROM
A DEBT COLLECTOR, IS AN ATTEMPT
TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFOR-
MATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR
THAT PURPOSE.
Dated this 12th day of December, 2012


LA GACETA/Friday, December 14, 2012/Page 19


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2012CP-2987 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM E. BEUER, JR.
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Wil-
liam E. Beuer, Jr., deceased, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 800 Twiggs Street, 2nd Floor,
Room 206, Tampa, Florida 33602, file
number 2012CP-2987. The estate is in-
testate. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth be-
low. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege
in Section 90.5021 applies with respect
to the personal representative and any
attorney employed by the personal repre-
sentative.
Any interested person on whom a copy
of the notice of administration Is served
who challenges the validity of the Will or
Codicils, qualification of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or the jurisdiction of
the court is required to file any objection
with the court in the manner provided in
the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE
TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on
or before the date that is 3 months after
the date of service of a copy of the Notice
of Administration on that person, or those
objections are forever barred.
A petition for determination of exempt
property is required to be filed by or on
behalf of any person entitled to exempt
property under Section 732.402, WITHIN
THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is
on or before the later of the date that is 4
months after the date of service of a copy
of the Notice of Administration on such
person or the date that is 40 days after
the date of termination of any proceeding
involving the construction, admission to
probate, or validity of the will or involving
any other matter affecting any part of the
exempt property, or the night of such per-
son to exempt property is deemed waived.
An election to take an elective share
must be filed by or on behalf of the sur-
viving spouse entitled to an elective share
under Section 732.201-732.2155 WITHIN
THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which
is on or before the earlier of the date that
is 6 months after the date of service of a
copy of the Notice of Administration on the
surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or
a guardian of the property of the surviving
spouse, or the date that Is 2 years after
the date of the decedent's death. The time
for filing an election to take an elective
share may be extended as provided in the
Florida Probate Rules.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Personal Representative:
CECELIA A. BEUER
3604 W. Dale Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33609
Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. SCOTT REED, ESQ.
Florida Bar Number 0124699
Pilka & Associates, P.A.
213 Providence Rd., Brandon, FL 33801
813) 653-3800 Fax (813) 651-0710
-Mail: sreed@pilka.com
Secondary E-Mail: sbothe@pilka.com
12/21-12/28/12 2T

NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final
Agency Action is approval of the appli-
cation for a Water Use Permit to serve
Agricultural activities. The total autho-
rized withdrawal Is 499,400 GPD, Peak
Month is 2,285,200 GPD, and Maximum
24,233,200 GPD. The project Is located in
Hillsborough County, Section(s) 5, 8 and
9, Township 31 South, Range 21 East.
The permit applicant is Wylie & Carol Hin-
ton and Hinton Family, LLC, whose ad-
dress is P.O. Box 443, Alturas. FL 33820
& 1839 N. Dover Rd., Dover, FL 33527.
The Permit No. is 20005156.005.
The file(s) pertaining to the project re-
ferred to above Is available for inspection
Monday through Friday except for legal
holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the
Southwest Florida Water Management
District, 7601 Highway 301 North, Tampa,
FL 33637-6759.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests
are affected by the District's action regard-
ing this matter may request an administra-
tive hearing In accordance with Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes
(F.S.), and Chapter 28-106; Florida Ad-
ministrative Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing
must (1) explain how the substantial inter-
ests of each person requesting the hear-
ing will be affected by the District's action,
or proposed action; (2) state all material
facts disputed by each person request-
ing the hearing or state that there are no
disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply
with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for
hearing must be filed with and received
by the Agency Clerk of the District at the
District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad
Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within
21 days of publication of this notice. Fail-
ure to file a request for hearing within this
time period shall constitute a waiver of any
right such person may have to request
a hearing under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Because the administrative hearing pro-
cess is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that
the District's final action may be different
from the position taken by it in this notice
of agency action. Persons whose substan-
tial interests will be affected by any such
final decision of the District in this matter
have the right to petition to become a party
to the proceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573,
F.S., to settle an administrative dispute
regarding the District's action in this mat-
ter is not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing.
12/21/12 1T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 12-CP-002771 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARION CRAYNE RICHARDS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mar-
ion Crayne Richards, deceased, whose
date of death was August 24, 2012, is
pending In the Circuit Court for Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is Probate Division,
P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601-1110.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal represen-
tative'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 PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is December 21, 2012.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Personal Representative:
VIRGINIA RICHARDS MORGAN
15904 Layton Court
Tampa, Florida 33647
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ANISSA K. MORRIS
Florida Bar Number 0016184
SPINNER LAW FIRM PA
26843 Tanic Dr., Ste. 101
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 991-5099 Fax (813) 991-5115
-Mail: amorris@splnnerlawflrm.com
12/21-12/28/12 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 12-CP-2160
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
BARBARA KING,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
BARBARA KING, deceased, whose date
of death was July 9, 2012, is pending In
the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Probate division, the address of
which is 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa,
Florida 33602. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the
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 PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is December 21, 2012.
Personal Representative:
RAYMOND LAMAR KING
3120 W. Morrison Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
Attorney for Personal Representative:
HEATHER M. LANG


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
SALEM LAW GROUP, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 56716
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3220
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct: 813-222-3216
12/21-12/28/12 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2012CP-2987 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM E. BEUER, JR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Wil-
liam E. Beuer, Jr., deceased, whose date
of death was November 2, 2012, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Hillsborough
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which Is 800 Twiggs Street, 2nd
Floor, Room 206, Tampa, Florida 33602.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal represen-
tative'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 PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
Is December 21, 2012.
Personal Representative:
CECELIA A. BEUER
3604 W. Dale Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33609
Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. SCOTT REED, ESQ.
Florida Bar Number 0124699
Pilka & Associates, P.A.
213 Providence Rd., Brandon, FL 33801
(813) 653-3800 Fax (813) 651-0710
E-Mail: sreed@pilka.com
Secondary E-Mail: sbothe@pilka.com
12/21-12/28/12 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
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 508099 DIVISION: D
CASE ID: 11-399
IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.A. 08/05/2008
A.A. 08/14/2004
J.A. 08/14/2004
J.A. 04/22/2006
MINOR CHILDREN.
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THESE
CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR
ON THIS DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED,
YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS
A PARENT TO THE CHILDREN NAMED
IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
TO: Darlene Abreu (mother)
Residence/Whereabouts Unknown
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court of
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the State
of Florida, in and for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Juvenile Division, alleging that
the above-named Children are depen-
dent Children and by which the Petitioner
is asking for the termination of parental
rights and permanent commitment of the
Children to the Department of Children
and Families for subsequent adoption.
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that you are
required to appear personally on the 7th
day of January, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., before
the Honorable Emily A. Peacock, at the
Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs
Street, 3rd Floor, Courtroom 309, Tampa,
Florida 33602, to show cause, if any, why
parental rights shall not be terminated and
said Children shall not be permanently
committed to the Florida Department of
Children and Families for subsequent adop-
tion. You are entitled to be represented by
an attorney at this proceeding.
Dated this 5th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
-By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 12/7-12/28/12 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 12-CP-2977 Division "A"
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HILDRED L. LEWIS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HIL-
DRED L. LEWIS, deceased, whose date
of death was June 14, 2012, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa,
Florida 33602. The names and addresses
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
ile 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 PERI-
ODS 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 14, 2012.
Personal Representative:
LAMAR H. LEWIS
721 Johnson Drive
Ruskin, Florida 33570
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DAMON C. GLISSON, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar Number 187877
5908 Fortune Place
Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
(813) 645-6796 Fax: (813) 645-8572
E-Mail: april@glissonl.net
12/14-12/21/12 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CASE NO: 12DR17066 DIVISION R
IN RE: -
THE PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A
MINOR CHILD BY RELATIVE:
GARY ALAN MATHON
DOB: April 28, 2004
and
LOGAN ZACHARY CHILDS
DOB: January 31, 2006
NOTICE OF ACTION, NOTICE OF
PETITION, AND NOTICE OF HEARING
TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS
PENDING ADOPTION
TO: BRANDY NICHOLE MATHON
DOB: 03/11/1984
Physical Description: Female,
Caucasian
Last Knowri Residence: 4511
Garden Lane, Tampa, FL 33619
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Termination of Parental Rights Pursuant
to an Adoption has been filed, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
response, if any, to it on Mary L. Green-
wood, Esq., 619 E. Lumsden Rd., Bran-
don, Florida 33511, Petitioner's attorney,
within 30 days after the date of first pub-
lication of this notice. You must file your


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
original response with the Clerk of this
court, at the address below, either before
service on Petitioner's attorney, or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
Clerk of The Court
800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602
NOTICE OF PETITION AND
NOTICE OF HEARING
A Verified Petition for Termination of Pa-
rental Rights has been filed. There will be
a hearing on this petition which will take
place December 28, 2012, at 9:00 A.M.,
in front of the Honorable Tracy Sheehan,
Circuit Judge, at the Hillsborough County
Courthouse, 301 N. Michigan Avenue, Rm
4, Plant City, Florida 33563. The Court has
set aside five (5) minutes for this hearing.
UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA
STATUTES, FAILURE TO FILE A WRIT-
TEN RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH
THE COURT OR TO APPEAR AT THIS
HEARING CONSTITUTES GROUNDS
UPON WHICH THE COURT SHALL END
ANY PARENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE REGARDING THE MINOR CHILD.
PARA TRADUCCION DE ESTE FOR-
MULARIO AL ESPANOL LLAME A LA
OFICINA DE INTERPRETES DE LA
CORTE, AL 813-272-5947 DE LUNES A
VIERNES DE 3:00 P.M. Y 5:00 P.M.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinatoi, Hillsborough County
Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Rmr
604. Tampa, Florida 33602 at 813-272-
7040 at least 7 days before your sched-
uled court appearance, or immediately
upon receiving this notification it the time
before the scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said
Court on this 28th day of November, 2012.
Pat Frank
Clerk of Circuit Court
By Millie D. Ramos
Deputy Clerk
11/30-12/21/12 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
STATE OF FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO 08-0489 DIVISION A
IN RE: ESTATE OF YOLANDA GUITO
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order
of Summary Administration has been
entered in the estate of Yolanda Guito,
deceased, File Number 08-0489. by the
Circuit Court for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa,
Florida 33602, that the decedent's date
of death was Apnt 21, 2004, that the total
value of the estate is $50,000 00. and that
the names and address of those whom it
has been assigned by such order are:
GEORGE GUITO (Brother)
3316 Nassau Street. Tampa, FI 33607
HELEN CRUZ (Sister)
2702 Woodlawn Ave., Tampa, FI 33607
DANIEL GUITO (Brother)
7091 Sweetwater Dr., Florence, KY 41042
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the dece-
dent and persons having claims against
the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Ad-
ministration must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF FLOR-
IDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD. ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is December 14, 2012.
Attorney for Petitioner:
W. DALE GABBARD, ESQUIRE
3609 W. Azeele Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
813-877-8444 / Fax: 813-877-8454
Fla. Bar No.: 279651
12/14-12/21/12 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 11-CA-007204 DIVISION "I'
GAIL W. MELONI,
Plaintiff(s),
vs.
CARLOS GARCIA and GUADALUPE
GARCIA and ROSE A. MARTINO
IRREVOCABLE TRUST and JAMES
S. NUZZO, as Trustee of the James
S. Nuzzo Revocable Trust, LVNV
FUNDING, LLC,
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, Florida, I
will sell the property situate in Hillsborough
County, Florida described as:
Lot 2, Block 1, Willow Shores Unit #1,
according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 36, Page
90, Public. Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOME
MORE SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED
AS: 1989 KING, ID # N84292A &
N84292B.
to the highest bidder for cash at public sale
on January 28, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. alter
having first given notice as required by
Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The ju-
dicial sale will be conducted electronically
online at the following website: http://www.
hillsborough.realforeclose.com.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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 provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator, Hillsborough County Courthouse,
800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 604, Tampa,
Florida 33602, (813) 272-7040, at least 7
days before your scheduled court appear-
ance, or immediately upon receiving this
notification if the time before the sched-
uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated on November 27, 2012
Thomas S. Martino, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0486231
2018 East 7th Avenue, Ste. 101
Tampa, Florida 33605
12/14-12/21/12 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 507424 DIVISION: C
CASE ID: 12-948
IN THE INTEREST OF:
B.M. W/F 10/20/2012
MINOR CHILD
NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THIS DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE
PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
TO: JESSICA MORRISON
Last Known Address:
607 N. Palm Drve
Plant City, FL 33563
(Mother):
B.M dob: 10/20/2012
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida, in and lor Hilsborough
County, Florida. Juvenile Division. alleg-
ing that the above-named child is a de-
pendent child and by which the Petitioner
is asking for the termination of parental
rights and permanent commitment of the
child to thie Department of Children and
Families for subsequent adoption
You are hereby notified that you are re-
quired to appear personally on the 16th
day of January, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., before
the Honorable Manuel A. Lopez, at the
Hillsborough County Edgecomb Court-
house. 800 E. Twiggs Street, 3rd Floor, Di-
vision C courtroom #310. Tampa. Florida
33602. to show cause, if any, why paren-
tal rights shall not be terminated and said
child shall not be permanently committed
to the Florida Department of Children and
Families for subequent adoption YouL are
entitled to be represented by an attorney
at this proceeding.
Dated this 5th day of December. 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 12/7-12/28/12 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 11-CA-012123 DIVISION I"
DOUGLAS B. STALLEY, as Guardian for
Charles J. Mosier,
Plaintiftf(s),
vs.
PAMELA K. McGOUGH a/k/a PAMELA
M. CANNON a/k/a PAMELA K. CANNON
and CECIL CANNON,
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. Florida. I
will sell the property situate in Hillsborough
County, Florida described as:
A tract of land lying in Lots 4 and 5 of
EAST STATE HIGHWAY FARMS as
recorded in Plat Book 26. Page 21.
of the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida: more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
Begin at the Southwest corner of Lot
7 of stated EAST STATE HIGHWAY
FARMS: thence run North (assumed
bearing) along the East right-of-way
boundary of East Mobile Villa Drive a
distance of 640.00 feet for a Point of
Beginning. Thence continue North
along the stated East "imhl i.f ','
boundary of East Mobile ii E .
a distance of 80.0 feet; thence South
89 degrees 32' 00" East parallel to
the South boundary of stated Lot 7 a
distance of 145.00 feet; thence South
parallel to the stated East right-of-way
boundary of East Mobile Villa Drive a
distance of 80.0 feet; thence North
89 degrees 32' 00" West parallel to
the stated South boundary of Lot 7 a
distance of 145.0 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
Together with Mobile Home More Spe-
cifically Described As Follows:
1984 CONT ID# 3348754266A &
3348754266B.
to the highest bidder for cash at public sale
on January 28, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. after
having first given notice as required by
Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The ju-
dicial sale will be conducted electronically
online at the following website: http://www.
hillsborough.realforeclose.com.
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
endens 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 provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator, Hillsborough County Courthouse,


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 604, Tampa,
Florida 33602, (813) 272-7040, at least 7
days before your scheduled court appear-
ance, or immediately upon receiving this
notification if the time before the sched-
uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated on November 27, 2012
Thomas S. Martino, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0486231
2018 East 7th Avenue, Ste. 101
Tampa, Florida 33605
12/14-12/21/12 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 12-CP-2471 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELIZABETH A. ARNOLD,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered
in the estate of ELIZABETH A. ARNOLD,
deceased, File Number 12-CP-2471, by
the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Probate, Guardianship, and Trust,
P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601-1110;
that the decedent's date of death was June
10, 2012; that the total value of the estate
is $1,000.00 and that the names and ad-
dresses of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
KATHERLEEN A. DAVIS
6604 Mid Place
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT
All creditors of the estate of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 14, 2012.
Person Giving Notice:
KATHERLEEN A. DAVIS
6604 Mid Place
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
NATHAN L. TOWNSEND, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 095885
9385 N. 56th St., Ste. 202
Tampa, FL 33617
(813) 988-5500 Fax: (813) 988-5510
E-Mail: nathan@nathanltownsend.com
12/14-12/21/12 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN:511077 CASE ID: 12-78
DIVISION: C
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.A. B/M 10/03/2011
MINOR CHILD
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THIS DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED. YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE
PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
TO: CHUCK MACK
Last Known Address: Unknown
(Prospective Father):
D.A. dob: 10/03/2011
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida. in and for Hillsborough
County, Florida. Juvenile Division, alleg-
ing that the above-named child is a de-
pendent child and by which the Petitioner
is asking for the termination of parental
rights and permanent commitment of the
child to the Department of Children and
Families for subsequent adoption.
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that you
are required to appear personally on the
16th day of January, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.,
before the Honorable Manuel A. Lopez, at
the Hillsborough County Edgecomb Court-
house. 800 E. Twiggs Street, 3rd Floor, Di-
vision C courtroom #310. Tampa, Florida
33602, to show cause, if any, why paren-
tal rights shall not be terminated and said
child shall not be permanently committed
to the Florida Department of Children and
Families for subsequent adoption. You are
entitled to be represented by an attorney
at this proceeding.
Dated this 26th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Parm Morera
Deputy Clerk 11/30-12/21/12 4T

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH'COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 11-04170 DIVISION "K"
FLETCHER'S MILL TOWNHOUSE
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-
rofit corporation,.
Inintiff
v.
FRANCES WRIGHT, and Unknown
Tenant(s),
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
the Amended Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated November 29, 2012 in the
above noted case, that I will sell the fol-
lowing property located in Hillsborough


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
County, Florida described as:
The Southeasterly 18.83 feet of the
Northwesterly 94 feet of Lot 9, Block 5,
FLETCHER'S MILL, according to map
or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
55, Page 26 of the Public Records of
Hillsborough County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, conducted electronically online at
http://www.hillsborough.realforeclose.com
at 10:00 a.m. on January 18, 2013.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A
RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER
THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL
TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF
RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.
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 provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator, Hillsborough County Courthouse,
800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 604, Tampa,
Florida 33602, (813) 272-7040, at least 7
days before your scheduled court appear-
ance, or immediately upon receiving this
notification if the time before the sched-
uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, ca, 711.
Date: December 12, 2012
By: Patricia S. Leib, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 259381
Patricia S. Leib, P.A.
420 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606
12/14-12/21/12 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 12-17095 Division E-P
LORENA FERREIRA,
Petitioner
and
JOSE RUBIO MARTINEZ.
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
(NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT)
TO: JOSE RUBIO MARTINEZ'
Last Known Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
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 LORENA FERREIRA, whose
address is 26834 Day Flower Blvd., Wes-
ley Chapel, FL 33544. on or before Janu-
ary 7, 2013, and file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 800 E. Twiggs Street,
Room 101, Tampa, Florida 33602 or P.O.
Box 3450, Tampa, Florida 33601-4358,
before service on Petitioner or immediate-
ly 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 the lawsuit 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 Sherika Virgil
Deputy Clerk
11/30-12/21/12 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO. 2012-16443 DIVISION R
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
FRANCISCO GALVAN,
Husband/Petitioner,
And
ROSE GALVAN,
Wife/Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
(NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT)
TO: ROSE GALVAN
151 Cherry Tree Lane
Friendswood, Texas 77546
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
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 Anthony P. Prieto. Esquire
attorney for Francisco Galvan whose ad-
dress is 3705 N, Himes Avenue. Tampa,
Florida 33607 on or before January 14,
2013, and file the original with the clerk of
this Court at Clerk of Circuit Court, Fam-
ily Law Division at Post Office Box 3450,
Tampa, Florida 33601-3450. before ser-
vice on Petitioner or immediately thereaf-
ter. If you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief demand-
ed 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 the lawsuit 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.
Dated December 7, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By Sherika Virgil
Deputy Clerk 1 4
12/14-1/4/13 4T


LA GACETA/Friday, December 21, 2012/Page 21







LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ICA-
RUS LGF 1 LLC #18942, the holder of the
following certificate, has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 033979.0758
Certificate No. 219271-10
File No. 2013-41
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
TAMPA PALMS 5C UNIT 1 LOT 8
BLOCK 1
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0068/0021
SEC-TWP-RGE: 27-27-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
DARLENE B PAGE
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 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ICA-
RUS LGF 1 LLC #18942, the holder of the
following certificate, has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 072310.5806
Certificate No. 226301-10
File No. 2013-42
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
HEATHER LAKES UNIT X LOT 43
BLOCK 2
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0062/0014
SEC-TWP-RGE: 33-29-20
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
OMAR T THOMPSON
MARLO D THOMPSON
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 17th day of January, 2013,
at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to venfy 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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 201-2
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ICA-
RUS LGF 1 LLC #18942. the holder of the
following certificate, has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 003544.2092
Certificate No. 214634-10
File No. 2013-43
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
FAWN RIDGE VILLAGE E UNIT NO 2
LOT 20 BLOCK 2
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0067/0023
SEC-TWP-RGE: 10-28-17
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which'assessed:
KIHO MECKLING
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 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
""' 12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
ONEYDA L VARGAS #15252, the hold-
er of the following certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
thereon. The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the prop-
erty, and the names in which it was as-
sessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 110441.0100
Certificate No. 172161-08
File No. 2013-44
Year of Issuance: 2008
Description of Property:
MICHIGAN HEIGHTS E 15 FT OF LOT
23 BLOCK 3
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0019/0057
SEC-TWP-RGE: 15-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
JORGE L RODRIGUEZ
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State ol 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 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed: if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28 12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913. the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance. the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 148821.0402
Certificate No. 206940-09
File No. 2013-45
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
WATERSIDE CONDOMINIUM Ill BLDG
5 UNIT 104
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: CB08/0017
SEC-TWP-RGE: 28-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
BIG FOOT PROPERTIES INC
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 Auditonum,
2nd Floor. George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 17th day of January, 2013.
at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verity sale location)L
It 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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 148821.0406
Certificate No. 206941-09
File No. 2013-46
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
WATERSIDE CONDOMINIUM III BLDG
5 UNIT 106
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: CB08/0017
SEC-TWP-RGE: 28-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
BIG FOOT PROPERTIES INC
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 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
as follows:
Folio No. 146952.0000
Certificate No. 206635-09
File No. 2013-47
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
SULPHUR SPRINGS ADDITION LOT
5 AND W 1/2 OF ALLEY ADJOINING
SAME BLOCK 61
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0006/0005
SEC-TWP-RGE: 30-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Names) in which assessed:
PAUL DOUGLAS
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 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
127-12'28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913. the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows
Folio No 147123.0000
Certificate No 206663-09
File No. 2013-48
Year of Issuance. 2009
Description of Property:
FAIRVIEW TERRACE LOT 13 AND S
1/2 OF LOT 14 BLOCK 3
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0011/,0055
SEC-TWP-RGE: 19-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
MATILDA DEAN
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Flonda.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scnbed 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 17th day of January. 2013,
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 oen-
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 149965.0000
Certificate No. 207094-09
File No. 2013-49
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
FERN CLIFF LOT 307
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0011/0033
SEC-TWP-RGE: 30-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Names) in which assessed:
MARIA ALEXANDRA POPE
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 17th day of January, 2013,
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., Tompa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service Is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Folio No. 004580.0764
Certificate No. 183123-09
File No. 2013-50
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
MORGANWOODS GARDEN HOMES
UNIT NO 1 PHASE II LOT 3 BLOCK 7
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0043/0100
SEC-TWP-RGE: 25-28-17
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
KAREN LEA BRYDER
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 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows
Folio No. 004580.1318
Certificate No 183127-09
File No. 2013-51
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
MORGANWOODS GARDEN HOMES
UNIT NO 4 LOT 3 BLK 18
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0044/0092
SEC-TWP-RGE: 25-28-17
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
KEVIN WITT
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 17th day of January, 2013,
at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to venty 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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 006554.0854
Certificate No. 183744-09
File No. 2013-52
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
TUDOR CAY CONDOMINIUM BUILD-
ING I UNIT 207 TYPE A .2725 PER-
CENTAGE OF OWNERSHIP IN COM-
MON ELEMENTS
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: CB03/0017
SEC-TWP-RGE: 34-28-17
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ANN THOMPSON
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 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252. two working days prior to
the date the service Is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate lor a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, thle description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Folio No. 036089.5042
Certificate No. 188900-09
File No. 2013-53
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
HAPSHIRE VILLAS UNREC TNHSE
PLAT IN HANKINS ACRES PART OF
LOT 1 BLOCK 1 DESC AS: N 16.33 FT
OF FOLLOWING DESC PARCEL: BEG
AT NW COR OF LOT 1 RUN E 606.20
FT ALG N BDRY S 109.18 FT W 48.62
FT TO POB S 64.66 FT W 44.35 FT N
64.66 FT E 44.35 FT TO POB A/K/A
LOT 1 BLDG 6
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0031/0051
SEC-TWP-RGE: 07-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
SHARON MILLER
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 17th day of January, 2013,
at 10:00 AM. (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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 036089.5048
Certificate No. 188903-09
File No. 2013-54
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
HAPSHIRE VILLAS UNREC TNHSE
PLAT IN HANKINS ACRES PART OF
LOT 1 BLOCK 1 DESC AS: BEG AT
NW COR OF LOT 1 RUN E 606.20 FT
ALG N BDRY S 109.18 FT W 48.62
FT TO POB S 64.66 FT W 44.35 FT N
64.66 FT E 44.35 FT TO POB LESS N
48.33 FT A/K/A LOT 4 BLDG 6
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0031/0051
SEC-TWP-RGE: 07-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
SHARON MILLER
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scnbed 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 17th day of January. 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 040199.0000
Certificate No. 189990-09
File No. 2013-55
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
OAK DALE HEIGHTS 1ST ADDITION
LOT 5 BLOCK 2
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0037/0038
SEC-TWP-RGE: 35-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
MARLENE D GONZALEZ DE
BEJERANO
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 Twiqgs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 17th day of January, 2013,
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-
tilled, 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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker, Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT-
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 144286.0000
Certificate No. 206249-09
File No. 2013-56
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
TAMPA OVERLOOK LOT 1 BLOCK 5
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0017/0002
SEC-TWP-RGE: 19-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ESTATE OF HELENE METCALF
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
S33602 on the 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711,
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker
Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 088079.0386
Certificate No. 201109-09
File No. 2013-57
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
FISHHAWK RANCH TOWNHOMES
PHASE 2 LOT 3 BLOCK 24
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0101/0286
SEC-TWP-RGE: 21-30-21
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
MASSIEL BUSTAMANTE
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 17th day of January, 2013,
at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verity 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 cot to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 7252. two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker
Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 152474.0000
Certificate No. 207386-09
File No. 2013-58
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
BELLMONT HEIGHTS NO 2 PB 12 PG
88 LOT 623
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0012/0088
SEC-TWP-RGE: 33-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
JACQUES F DUBOIS
MICHAEL ALLEN
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 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker
Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 148821.0244
Certificate No. 206888-09
File No. 2013-59
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
WATERSIDE CONDOMINIUM I BLDG
33 UNIT 206
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: CB07/0093
SEC-TWP-RGE: 28-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ANTHONY A ELLIS
KENNETH A DONALDSON
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 17th day of January, 2013,
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker
Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MACWCP II LLC #17913, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number and year of issue
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 144165.0050
Certificate No. 206231-09
File No. 2013-60
Year of Issuance: 2009
Description of Property:
CASTLE HEIGHTS MAP THE W 1/2 OF
LOT 5 AND LOT 6 BLOCK Q
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 0010/0032
SEC-TWP-RGE: 18-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
TRACY JANE GAUTHEIR
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough. State of Flonda.
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 17th day of January, 2013.
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 7252, two working days prior to
the date the.service is needed: it you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Tonya Tucker
Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 512728 DIVISION: C
IN THE INTEREST OF: CASE ID:
D.M. H/M 09/15/2007 10-1039
I.M. H/M 12/20/2009 10-1039
E.M. H/M 10/25/2011 11-1003
A.M. H/F 10125/2011 11-1003
MINOR CHILDREN
-NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THESE
CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR
ON THIS DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED,
YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS
A PARENT TO THE CHILDREN NAMED
IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
TO: ANA MARTINEZ
Last Known Address:
9413 Windermere Park Circle, #301,
Riverview, FL 33578
(Mother):
D.M. dob: 09/15/2007
I.M. dob: 12/20/2009
E.M. dob: 10/25/2011
A.M. dob: 10/25/2011
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court of
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the State
of Florida, In and for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Juvenile Division, alleging that the
above-named children are dependent chil-
dren and by which the Petitioner is asking
for the termination of parental rights and
permanent commitment of the children to
the Department of Children and Families
for subsequent adoption.
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that you
are required to appear personally on the
8th day of January, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.,
before the Honorable Manuel A. Lopez, at
the Hillsborough County Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, 3rd Floor, Di-
vision C courtroom #310, Tampa, Florida


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
33602, to show cause, if any, why paren-
tal rights shall not be terminated and said
children shall not be permanently commit-
ted to the Florida Department of Children
and Families for subsequent adoption. You
are entitled to be represented by an attor-
ney at this proceeding.
Dated this 21st day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 11/30-12/21/12 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 12-DR-17222 Division EP
ANGEL GABRIEL NIEVES LOPEZ,
Petitioner
and
MARIA DIAZ LONG,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: MARIA DIAZ LONG
Last Known Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on ANGEL GABRIEL
NIEVES LOPEZ., whose address is 11910
Woodside Dr., Riverview, Florida 33579,
on or before December 31, 2012, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court at
800 Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida 33602,
before service on Petitioner or immediate-
ly 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 Supieme Court Approved
Family Law Form 1 ?.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will b( mailed to the address
on record at the cle k'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 canr
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated November 29, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Gilberto Blanco
Deputy Clerk 12,7-12/28/12 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 12-DR-17216 Division EP
INDY E. FERMIN,
Petitioner
and
TOMAS CARRASCO REYES,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: TOMAS CARRASCO REYES
Last Known Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on INDY E. FERMIN,
whose address is 9508 Windermere Park
Cir., Apt. 202, Riverview, Florida 33578,
on or before December 31, 2012. and file
the original with the clerk of this Court at
800 Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida 33602,
before service on Petl honor r immediate-
ly 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 29, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Gilberto Blanco
Deputy Clerk 12/7-12/28/12 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO. 12-17206 DIVISION R
FLORIDA BAR #559202
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
CANDIDO GASPAR JUAN
Petitioner/Husband
Vs.
ESTER MATEO DIEGO
Respondent/Wife
NOTICE OF ACTION NO PROPERTY
TO: ESTER MATEO DIEGO
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed
against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, If any, to
it on the plaintiff's attorney, whose name
and address is: ALDO OJEDA, ESQUIRE,
3705 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, Florida
33607, on or before the 7th day of Janu-
ary, 2013, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court, 800 E. Twiggs Street,
Room 101, Tampa, Florida 33602, either
before 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.
Dated this 29th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By Sherika Virgil
as Deputy Clerk
12/7-12/28/12 4T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO. 2012-17826 DIVISION D
CHRISTI CATALDO-MAUZEROLLE
Petitioner,
and
DANIEL LEO MAUZEROLLE
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: DANIEL LEO MAUZEROLLE
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on the Petitioner's
Attorney, Anthony P. Prieto, whose ad-
dress is 3705 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa,
Florida 33607, on or before the 21st day
of January, 2013, and file the original with
the clerk of court at 800 E. Twiggs Street,
Tampa, Florida 33602, before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief demand-
ed 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 the lawsuit 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.
Dated December 11, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By Adrian J. Salas
Deputy Clerk 12/14-1/4/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case Number 12-014078 Division F
CLASSIC ASSETS, LLC, A Florida
Corporation,
Plaintiff,
v
KATHY R. CABRAL, REGIONS BANK,
AND PARK LAKE AT PARSONS CON-
DOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A
FLORIDA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KATHY R. CABRAL
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following descnbed real
property in Hillsborough County, Florida:
Unit No. 504 of Park Lake at Parsons,
a Condominium, according to The
Declaration of Condominium recorded
in O.R. Book 16007, Page 1415, and
all exhibits and amendments thereof,
and recorded in Condominium Plat
Book 20. Page 221, Public Records of
Hillsborough County, Florida.
Address: 220 Lake Parsons Green,
Unit 202, Brandon. FL 33511
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses. if any. to it on Henry W. Hicks.
Esq.. attorney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 601 S. Fremont Ave.. Tampa. FL 33606,
on or before January 2. 2013, and to file
the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated on November 26, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Court
By Sarah A. Brown
As Deputy Clerk
Henry W. Hicks, Esq.
11/30-12/21/12 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 12-364 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JIMMIE WAYNE GAMBLE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Formal Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
You are hereby notified that an Order
of Administration has been entered in the
estate of JIMMIE WAYNE GAMBLE, de-
ceased, Case Number 12-364, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Hillsborough County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which
is Clerk of Court, Probate, Guardianship
& Trust, Post Office Box 1110, Tampa,
Florida 33601-1110; that the decedent's
date of death was May 11, 2010; that the
total values of the estate is $82,000.00,
and that the names and address of those
to whom it has been assigned by such or-
der are:
SUSAN J. GAMBLE
as Personal Representative
4208 W. Bay Vista Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
JIMMIE GAMBLE
5650 SE Mitzi Lane
Stuart, FL 34997
MEDA O'DONNEL
5000 S. Himes Ave., Apt. 421
Tampa, FL 33611
MARGARET PARKER
8130 Tar Hollow Drive
Gibsonton, FL 33534
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Administration must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 of the
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS
AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this No-
tice is December 14, 2012.
Person Giving Notice:
SUSAN J. GAMBLE,
Personal Representative
4208 W. Bay Vista Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
(813)352-3145
Email: Iadyjan e2Qqma1c
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
VAL R. PATARINI.
Attorney for Petitioner
216 Lake Drive Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875
(863) 781-4900
FL. Bar No. 00061618
12/14-12/21/12 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION ,
FFN: 511589 CASE ID: 09-895
DIVISION: S
IN THE INTEREST OF:
E.V. 10/27/2007
Child
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THE
ABOVE-LISTED CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL
TO APPEAR ON THIS DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL YOUR
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION
ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
TO: MARTIN DOMINGUEZ
(prospective father)
Last known address: Unknown
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court of
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the State
of Florida, in and for Hillsborough County.
Florida, Juvenile Division, alleging that
the above-named child is a dependent
child and by which the Petitioner is asking
for the termination of parental rights and
permanent commitment of the child to the
Department of Children and Families for
subsequent adoption.
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that you are
required to appear personally on January
31, 2013 at 9 a.m., before the Honorable
Vivian T. Corvo, at the Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, 3rd Floor,
Court Room 308, Tampa, Florida 33602,
to show cause, if any, why your parental
rights shall not be terminated and why said
child should not be permanently commit-
ted to the Florida Department of Children
and Families for subsequent adoption. You
are entitled to be represented by an attor-
ney at this proceeding.
Dated this 29th day of November, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
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Kenalla Smitl uuose
Cooley Law School Adds
Faculty Members
Thomas M. Cooley Law School added three
new faculty members at its Tampa Bay Cam-
pus. Professors Renalia Smith DuBose, Victoria
Cruz-Garcia and Barbara Kalinowski will begin
teaching in January as the law school expands
to offering afternoon classes.
DuBose will join the faculty as an adjunct
professor teaching contracts. She is currently
the assistant superintendent for administration
at Pasco County Schools.
Garcia will join Cooley's full-time faculty and
will teach professional responsibility. She is a
partner at Cruz-Garcia Law, P.A.
Kalinowski will also join Cooley's full-time
faculty and will teach legal research and writing.
Previously, she was an adjunct professor at the
school's Michigan location and was the director
of research, writing and advocacy programs at
Ave Maria School of Law.
Cooley's Tampa Bay campus is located in
Riverview at 9445 Camden Field Parkway. For
more information, visit www.cooley.edu.
Schiff Joins Barnett, Bolt,
Kirkwood, Long & McBride
Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride
Attorneys at Law announced attorney Gordon
J. Schiff of the Schiff Law Group joined their
Tampa law firm.
Schiffs will add practice capabilities in land
development, land use and eminent domain law
to the firm's practices in tax, estate planning,
mergers and acquisitions, and business and
real estate litigation.
Schiff has been practicing law for 27 years.
During that time, he represented national and
local developers, governments and public agen-
cies, and individual landowners. He ran his own
firm beginning in 2005.
For more information, visit www.barnettbolt.
com.


Willis Elected to Board of
Florida Museum
The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kend-
rick, LLP announced that Brian C. Willis was
elected to the Florida Museum of Photographic
Arts' board of directors. He also serves on the
museum's development committee.
Willis is an associate in the firm's Tampa of-
fice, representing individuals and corporations
involved in business, contract and real estate
disputes.
He assists clients in real estate, manufactur-
ing, health care, construction, state and local
government, community associations, banking
and finance, and start-up companies. He re-
ceived his J.D. from George Washington Univer-
sity and his B.S. from Florida State University.
For more information, visit the law firm's
website at www.slk-law.com.
Four Hill Ward Henderson
Attorneys Honored
Best Lawyers in America named four attor-
neys from Tampa's Hill Ward Henderson law
firm to its 2013 Tampa Lawyers of the Year.
The following attorneys received the honor:
Scott A. McLaren Tampa Real Estate Liti-
gation Lawyer of the Year;
Timothy A. Hunt Tampa Construction
Lawyer of the Year;
Brett J. Preston Tampa Legal Malpractice
Defense Lawyer of the Year; and
Benjamin H. Hill, III Tampa Insurance
Lawyer of the Year.
Each year, Best Lawyers designates Law-
yers of the Year in high-profile legal specialties
in large legal communities. A single lawyer in
each specialty in each community is honored
as Lawyer of the Year.
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Prayer to the
BLESSED VIRGIN
(Never known to fail)
Oh, Most Beautiful Flower of Mt.
Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of
Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son
of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me
in this my necessity. Oh, Star of the
Sea, help me and show me herein.
You are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary.
Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and
Earth, I humbly beseech you from the
bottom of my heart to succor me in
this necessity. There are none that
can withstand your power. Oh, show
me herein you are my Mother. Oh
Mary, conceived without sin, pray for
us who have recourse in Thee (3
times). Holy Mother, I place this
cause into your hands (3 times). Holy
Spirit, you who solve all problems,
light all roads, so that I can attain my
goal. You who gave me the divine gift
to forgive and forget all evil against
me and that in all instances in my life
you are with me. I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all the things
as you confirm once again that I
never want to be separated from you
in Eternal Glory. Thank you for your
mercy towards me and mine. The
person must say this prayer 3
consecutive days. After 3 days the
request will be granted. This prayer
must be published after the favor is
granted. Say this prayer for three
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New Year's Eve to Kick Off With
"Downtown Deco Eve"
Downtown Deco Eve, a New Year's Eve event benefitting
Heartbeat International Foundation, Inc., will take place at the
Tampa Bay Times Forum (401 Channelside Dr.) on Monday,
Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
This event will have a "Roaring Twenties" theme, and in-
cludes hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, late night coffee
and breakfast. Live music will be provided by Southtown Fever,
led by Bob Macar.
Tickets are available at www.DowntownEve.com. Admission
is $150 per person.
Eight-person elevated cabanas are available for $2,000. Ca-
bana patrons can experience express entry and private, elevated
seating with a personal attendant and premium bottle service.
For more information, visit the Downtown Deco Eve website
listed above. Heartbeat International Foundation, Inc.'s mis-
sion is to save lives globally by providing implantable cardiac
devices to needy citizens of the world.
For more information about its foundation, visit www.Heart-
beatSavesLives.org.

New Year's Eve at BeachHouse Restaurant
BeachHouse Restaurant, located in Bradenton Beach at 200
Gulf Drive, will host its 19th annual New Year's Eve Extrava-
ganza Monday, Dec. 31.
Price for entry is $99.99 per person and includes an ap-
petizer, entree, dessert buffet, music, dancing, a balloon drop,
music and champagne toast at midnight with party favors and
a view outdoors of fireworks, weather permitting.
The admission price includes tax and gratuity (excluding
bar bill). The party will begin at 9 p.m.
Reservations are being taken now and valet parking will be
offered. Advance ticket purchase is required for inside dining
room. To make a reservation, call the BeachHouse Restaurant
at 941-779-2222 or email srhoton@chilesgroup.com.

Illusionist Alexander Coming to Tampa
in January
Lawrence A. Martucci Benefit Corp. will present "A Magic
Cure Benefit" Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. This event will begin
at 8 p.m. at the Tampa Theatre (located at 711 N. Franklin St.
in downtown Tampa).
A performance by illusionist Reynold Alexander will benefit
the Children's Cancer Research Group through the IVoice
Foundation. This event is open to the general public, ages seven
and up. For donation and sponsorship information, visit www.
lawrencemartucci.com.
Tickets are $55 plus applicable service fees and can be
purchased online at www.tampatheatre.org or at the Tampa
Theatre box office.
A limited number of VIP tickets are on sale for $103.50, plus
applicable service fees.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. to VIP ticket holders; doors will
open at 7 p.m. to the general public. A portion of ticket sales
will go to the restoration of the Tampa Theatre.

Early Learning Coalition Board Meeting
in January
The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County's next
board meeting will take place Monday, Jan. 14, from 5 p.m.
until conclusion of business at the CBHC Board Room. The
Children's Board of Hillsborough County is located at 1002].
Palm Ave. in Tampa.
All Early Learning Coalition meetings are open to the public
and conducted in accordance with the Florida Sunshine Law.
Community involvement is welcome. All interested parties are
encouraged to attend and participate in this planning process.
For more information about this meeting, call Dave McGerald
at 204-1769 or visit www.elchc.org.


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The La Gaceta holiday tradition
continues in 2012 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 shar-
ing 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 fu zy slippers.
An Unforgettable
Christmas
By Jack E. Fernandez
Like most American Christ-
mases, ours always centered
on family, dinner, Santa
Claus, and gifts. Our Christ-
mas of 1966 was different.
Through a Fulbright Fel-
lowship, I taught chemistry
in the University of Madrid
that year; our sons attended a
one-room school in our village
near Madrid; and Sylvia su-
pervised us all and found time
to attend a highly esteemed
cooking school, whose recipes
she practiced in our 1930s-
vintage Spanish kitchen. For
our sons, Christmas was the
year's highlight culminating
with Santa Claus and gifts.
Spaniards didn't recognize
Santa Claus, but we assured
our sons that, in Spain, gifts
came on January 6th, which
Spaniards called "Reyes." Ex-
citing them even further was
the assumption that they
might receive gifts both days.
In September we ordered a
new car from Sylvia's cousin,
who owned Ford agencies in
Catalufia and Andorra. He as-
sured us the car would arrive
within a month. Through rainy
October and frigid November
we planned our Christmas
drive through southern Spain.
The Ford Taunus station wag-
on arrived on December 2 1.
My anger at the delay dis-
sipated at the sight of the
bright, white station wagon
at our front door accompa-
nied by apologies from Syl-
via's cousin. Next morning
we drove away cautiously, for
I lacked Don Quixote's con-
fidence on my first sally into
Madrid traffic.
In less than"an hour we
left the smog and crushing
traffic and stopped in Alcala
de Henares, the birthplace of
Miguel de Cervantes. Having
read Don Quixote many times,
I felt exhilaration in his house
and even found the courage
for our next sally.
Half way to Valencia along
the stark, but gentle Castilian
plain, we stopped at a Parador
in the village of Alarc6n. Our
room was on the top floor of
the tower of the recently re-
furbished 12th century castle.
Two windows opened through
the two-meter-thick walls
near the floor. I crawled into
one of them for a look outside
- spectacular. The price of the
room with three large beds
and the most luxurious bath
I had ever seen was 300 pe-
setas ($5). The castle's atmo-
spheric walkways and court-
yards convinced us to stay
another night and take a side
trip to Cuenca.
Skidding on the icy road of
a sharp, shady turn encour-
aged this Floridian to slow
down. We entered Cuenca
at noon and stopped for a
truck carrying a telephone
booth. Unable to creep under
a bridge, the truck stopped as
several men yelled directions
to the driver, who yelled back.
It. could have been a scene
from a Three Stooges movie.
A restaurant filled mainly
with working men lured us in.
"Where are you from?" an old
man at the next table asked.
Jackie's response, 'America,"


made us immediate celebri-
ties. Before we left, everyone
had spoken to the America-
nitos. All seemed impressed
with their Spanish. Later we
saw the Casa Colgando, a
house clinging to a sheer cliff
above a winding river several
hundred feet below. It is now
an art museum.
That evening the five of us
found our way to the roof of
the Parador to see the moon
pour its cold, mystical glow
over the stark countryside.
Next morning, December
24th, Albert woke up with an
earache and fever. We drove
past Valencia directly to the
modern Parador in El Saler,
where the concierge referred
us to the village doctor. Won-
dering at the presence of five
Americans in mid-winter, the
curious doctor asked many
questions as he injected our
ten-year-old with antibiotic
and handed Sylvia a prescrip-
tion. "He will be fine in a day
or two." He charged fifty pese-
tas, about eighty cents.
Nearby, in a deserted bar,
I asked if we were too late for
lunch. "Not at all," the man
said.
"Good. We have come a
long way to eat paella Valen-


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The Ford Taunus, Sylvia, Albert, Rudy and Jack.
ciana," walked always keeping him in lined by waterways.
"It will take forty-five min- sight. That was easy to do in With great pomp the man
utes. Go for a walk; see our the small town with one main brought out the large paella
town. The paella will be ready street bordered by water on in a steel pan and set it on
when you return." We left both sides. On the outskirts an adjacent table. It had only
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chicken and pork and no sea-
food, but one taste dispelled
all disappointment. "It took
long because we had to start
a fire out back."
Sylvia asked why he didn't
use the stove.
"Oh no! Paella demands an
open fire."
When we had eaten our
fill, the waiter returned, "You
have left the best part."
Pointing at the pan I said,
"It's burnt crust."
"It is not burnt," he said
and scraped it up with a large
spatula and put some on each
of our plates. He was right.
The crunchy, spicy flavor was
exquisite. I soon learned that
the man was cook, waiter, and
owner.
Christmas Eve had come
without a mention of Santa
Claus, but the boys were feel-
ing nostalgic. In Spain, De-
cember 25 is a holy day, but
not for gifts. After dark I took
Jackie and Rudy into the
woods adjacent to the hotel.
Breaking off a suitable pine
branch I said, "This should
work." Albert was excited
to see us bearing the limb.
We stuck it into a bottle and
decorated it with whatever we
could find. Next morning the
boys found their token gifts
under the tree, and Albert felt
better. Our sons received boi-
nas (berets) that they wore the
rest of the trip.
We traveled south through
the most stunning scenery we
had seen. The winding road
along the coast kept the sea
at our left. Whether from high
cliffs or near shore, the sea
dominated. The most memo-
rable sight that day was El


Pefion de Ifach, a several-
hundred-foot-tall monolith
rising from the water with a
town spread around its base.
We entered Alicante along
a date palm-lined street bor-
dering the Mediterranean.
The sun and palms lent a
tropical air. After a brief tour,
we stopped to see the Moor-
ish Alcazar that overlooks the
sea and then ate lunch at a
modern, upscale restaurant.
With no tourists in sight, we
enjoyed the locals' attention.
After lunch the waiter brought
us baked Alaska saying, "We
are treating all our Christmas
guests to dessert." It was our
first taste of baked Alaska and
wonderful.
We spent the evening in
Cartagena, an old navy city.
A policeman directing traffic
pointed out the Hotel Mediter-
raneo, an old. ornate building
in the city center. Our room
on the corner of the third floor
had a balcony that overlooked
a busy square. Sylvia and I
each took turns staying with
Albert, who was still not well,
as the other explored the town
with the other boys. I talked
to several people who had
stopped to look at the store
windows and found them
friendly and curious about
Americans.
Next morning we were
jolted out of bed at 6 AM by
a trumpet fanfare. Out our
window we saw a platoon in
formation outside the naval
base headquarters across the
square. It was not our most
pleasant wake up call, but we
soon laughed about it.
The nearby harbor was
shrouded in heavy fog. The
rows of colorful boats seemed


Sylvia, Juan, Jack, Sr.,


remnants of another century.
Some men mended nets; oth-
ers fished. We stood there ab-
sorbing the vision.
Reading from one of our
tour books after breakfast,
Sylvia said, "Almeria may be
an interesting stop. It has
Gypsy caves." That sound-
ed good, so we checked out
and drove around Cartagena
again. The harbor was still en-
veloped in fog at mid-morning.
With the horizon dissolved
into the eerie mist, the boats
appeared to be phantoms sus-
pended in the gray-whiteness.
The scene was so enchanting
that we stopped to walk along
the docks. Finally we stopped
for a leisurely lunch and then


Albert, Rudy, Carol, Lynn and Glen Waggoner.
Albert, Rudy, Carol, Lynn and Glen Waggoner.


followed the dramatic coast-
line south.
Entering Almeria's section
of whitewashed caves we be-
gan to understand the differ-
ence between picturesque and
grubby.
The hotel in the center
looked inexpensive, so I went
in and took two rooms. Ours
cost the equivalent of sixty
cents and the boys' room was
ninety cents.
In late afternoon, we
parked in front of the Alcazar.
Nine street' boys immediately
appeared offering to guard our
car while we visited the cas-
tle. I thought it prudent to let
them, although it wasn't clear
whom they were guarding it


against. From the castle we
saw a sea of white roofs that
lent the town .a silent bril-
liance. Only the palms broke
the whiteness. On our return I
gave the guards ten one-pese-
ta coins, figuring ten coins for
nine boys would keep them
busy long enough to make our
getaway.
We walked in the old town
for a couple of hours and
stopped to eat supper at a
small restaurant, where I or-
dered huevos flamencos, eggs
baked in a vegetable mixture
swimming in oil. Heartburn
was small price to pay for an
hour in that small, glowing,
cave-like restaurant adorned
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with bullfight posters, swords,
and oil lamps hanging from
its walls. The boys were less
adventurous and ate chick-
en. We spent the next hour
wandering along the narrow
streets of the old town.
Next morning we departed
for Granada, which was to be
one of the highlights of our


people had worn over the cen-
turies. We stayed at the Hotel
Columbia on the road leading
to the Alhambra. The Alham-
bra covers the entire top of the
hill that overlooks the distant
Mediterranean on the south
and the Sierra Nevada moun-
tains on the north. The city of
Granada forms the skirts of
the Alhambra. The Alhambra


stone lions, and especially wa-
ter flowing everywhere reveal
the luxurious expectations of
those ancient Sultans. Bring-
ing water from the Sierra Ne-
vada via aqueducts, their en-
gineers constructed a running
water system that supplied
the Alhambra's drinking wa-
ter, irrigation, and baths.
Our boys explored the
elaborate rooms squeezing
into small openings, climbing
where we would not, and, of
course, riding the stone lions.
They made it an enchanted
palace.
Granada deserves more
than one day, and two were
hardly enough, but we drove
on to La Linea, the narrow
peninsula that joins Gibraltar
to Spain. With the centuries-
old dispute over Gibraltar still
alive, Spain was putting as
much pressure on Britain as
possible, mainly by harass-
ing tourists who entered from
Gibraltar. Having heard about
hour-long automobile inspec-
tions, we left the Taunus in La
Linea and boarded a bus into
the British city. On the high-
est point of the rock flapped
a British flag; on one of the
large expanses of stone were
scrawled the words, Britain
Forever. We wandered around
town for about an hour look-
ing in shops and cafes and en-
joying the clashing of British
and African cultures. On our
reentry the Spanish border
guards searched us and even
inspected Sylvia's purse be-
fore they let us pass. We were


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was the site of the Catholic
Kings' final conquest of the
Moors, we totally absorbed
the Alcazar and the cathedral
and the narrow streets that


represented Moorish Spain's
highest and most sophisticat-
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eight-century domination of
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glad we didn't drive across the
border.
With evening spreading
its arms across the world,
the mighty Jewel of Gibral-
tar began to sparkle as we
approached Tarifa. We took
a $2 room for the night in a
small hotel in Europe's south-
ernmost city. Even on that
mild evening, our room was
so cold and humid that slip-
ping between the bed sheets
took courage. The rigors of
travel were gaining on us, so
we ate supper in the hotel
and retired for the night. Next
morning we toured that quiet,
white city and walked to the
southern tip of Europe, where
the Mediterranean pours into
the Atlantic Ocean.
At noon we reached Cadiz,
a circular city at the end of
a long peninsula called San
Fernando. Cadiz was founded
by Greeks around 1,100 B.C.
and is thus the oldest, contin-
uously active city in Europe.
We found it bright and clean
and cheerful for browsing. We
stopped in the Moorish-look-
ing cathedral to see the tomb
of composer Manuel de Falla
and then enjoyed a snack at a
sidewalk cafe.
On our way to Seville, we
drove along tangerine-lined
streets of Jerez de la Frontera
to the sherry wineries. Our
tour of the Domecq winery
included a talk on the solera
process for aging wine and
brandy. As part of the wine (or
brandy) is removed from large
barrels to be sold, it is replaced


by fresh wine (or brandy). The
result is that at least some of
the liquid in each bottle is as
old as the barrel. Each barrel
is dated, and some go back to
the eighteenth century. We
tasted wines and brandies
and received five souvenir
bottles of Fundador brandy,
one for each of us. By the time
we reached Seville, we were
exhausted, but made time to
visit the house of the Catholic
Kings and the cathedral.
New Year's Eve should have
been the perfect time to be in
Seville with all the celebra-
tions, but we were exhausted
and went to bed early leav-
ing the windows open. Next
morning I realized the boys
and I had missed the oppor-
tunity to have our hair cut by
the Barber of Seville.
New Year's Day was sun-
ny, and we strolled around
the cathedral square where
a few dissipated, hung-over
people were refusing to let
the evening end. One man
smiled, "I would go home,
but my wife will surely beat
me."
Facing a long drive to Ma-
drid that day, we did not eat
breakfast in the hotel, which
was a mistake because all
the bakeries and restaurants
were closed on New Year's
Day. As we reached the edge
of town we stopped at an open
bar. "Could I buy some bread
and milk?" I said. "We haven't
been able to find any place to
eat."
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He sold us half a loaf of
hard bread and some soft
drinks, and we were on our
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way.
Our next stop was C6rdo-
ba, on the banks of the Gua-
dalquivir River. The Mosque
was built around 760, soon
after the Moors crossed the
Strait of Gibraltar. It still
stands with its hundreds
of columns, all different, all
beautiful. In the center, a
Catholic church swells into
much of the old building like
an obtrusive growth. C6rdoba
is a small, quiet city now. A
millennium ago, it was a cen-


ter of intellectual and artistic
life that attracted people from
all of Europe.
We arrived home that eve-


Boys on La Yegua, 1967.
ning about sunset to our
frozen home. A note on our
door read, "Come on over.
We have baked chicken,
Glenn and Carol." With that
welcome news, I lit the coal
heater and dashed next door
to our American neighbors.
"It's good to have you back,"
Glenn said. "Sorry about
the note. I left it yesterday;
the food's all gone." We were
soon on the road to Madrid
on search of an open restau-
rant.


On January 6th we ex-
changed token gifts as the
local culture demanded. But
our best family gift came with-


out wrapper: a sampling of life
and culture, not only of an-
other country, but also of an-
other era, for we experienced
remnants of a rapidly disap-
pearing, ancient Spain. That
year gave our sons unforget-
table memories. Many times
each has said that was the
best year of his life. All three
have returned with their fami-
lies in hopes of giving them
the same gift.
The purpose of the Ful-
bright Exchange Program is


to foster cultural exchange.
We complied.

CHRISTMAS LUCENT
By Lula Dovi
"Tis the season to be jol-
ly..." Tis also the season to
remember, both joyfully and
sorrowfully.
When my children and I
gather, we still have laughs
over past holidays mixed with
the sad remembrances of de-
parted ones and a few disap-
pointments in expectations.
One of my South Tampa mem-
ories is of a glistening new bi-
cycle waiting near the tree for
me. The irony was that a small
feeling of disappointment hov-
ered over that gift. Because
for years my father refused
to give me a bicycle due to
the dangers he foresaw. I was
probably about ten years old
and had been riding cousins'
and friends' bikes for years. It
was just a big letdown.
Other than that intrusive
disappointment there are
many exciting holidays to
describe, from lavish gifts to
panoramic meals. The season
might begin with the arrival of
crates of apples from business
friends, Italian or Spanish
flaky almond nougat candy,
and perhaps crystallized gin-
ger. Other special gifts might
include perfume and vanity
dresser sets for my cousin Lil-
lian and me. One Christmas
morning Lillian and I woke
up to face beautiful French
dolls at the feet of our beds.
They were cloth dolls with
elongated bodies and limbs
and composition heads with
a coiffure of long curls. Aunt
Lillian had secretly fashioned
elegant wardrobes for each el-


egant lady.
Once a year, at Christmas,
a special visitor came to the
door to bring my Uncle Les-
lie Joughin a bottle of spirits.
It was Julius Weil, one of the
owners of the exclusive down-
town men's store, Weil-Maas.
My uncle and he had a close
bond because they were foot-
soldiers together in World War
I.
A special gift arrived one
year when my father sent us
a winsome little toy fox terrier
named Val. His name honored
the giver, Val Antuono. About
the size of a Chihuahua, Val
was said to be a member of
a family of "show dogs." He
went everywhere with us and
even on a long trip to Grand
Canyon and California.
Before I married in 1946
into the Dovi family of Mil-
waukee, I spent a couple of
lonely holidays in San Diego.
What an empty feeling it was
to be working on Christmas
day at the office of The San
Diego Tribune-Sun. I had vol-
unteered to do so because I
was single and without a fam-
ily there. My colleagues who
had families appreciated my
offer.
That kind of holiday van-
ished when I married Steve
Dovi. There was a holiday
frenzy that swept us up, and
at the center of a good part of
it were the Sicilian specialties
prepared a few days ahead by
Grandma Dovi and her daugh-
ters, Teresa and Giovanna.
Gnocchi such as you never
tasted was shaped into shells
from a mashed potato and
flour dough devotedly cut up
and spread out to dry on tow-
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els for a couple of days. And
why isn't that treat on menus
in Tampa? Some hand-made
spaghetti also enhanced the
meal. In the big pot of sauce
which had been simmering
perhaps half a day were meat-
balls and spirini, a delicious
wrap of flank steak centered
with bread crumbs and a
hard-boiled egg. There might
also be some Italian sausage
to accompany the feast. No
more fruitcake for me as I ac-
commodated to typically Mil-
waukee streusel, strudel and
pfeffernuesse. All topped off
with a beautiful snowfall.


Lula Dovi
After I bought a used pia-
no in Milwaukee for $50, the
whole family would gather
around to sing Christmas
carols. That piano expired
some years ago but my chil-
dren still like to sing carols
when my electric keyboard
rings out the yuletide music.
My son-in-law Michael Hil-
son is often the accompanist
on keyboard or guitar for our
harmonizing.
Better holidays have come
along through the years with
some of the older traditions
still emphasized and perhaps
woven into newer traditions.
With the decline and pass-
ing of Grandma Dovi there
has been no one to continue
making the gnocchi. My fam-


ily and the Dovis have turned
to the turkey routine and also
added certain touches and
customs. Our families are
scattered around the country.
And some of the children's
families have added certain
tastes that might be uniquely
Seattle or Miami or even veg-
etarian. In Seattle it's King
crab claws or salmon, usually
made by my son-in-law Kurt
Feichtmeir, and in Miami it's
a bit of Italian pasta mixed
with turkey and vegetarian for
the Hilsons.
But we still love to gather
around and sing, especially
when my son Enrico wears
his Santa hat and leads the
chorus!
Noche Buena
By Lilly Gonzalez
Up until I was a young
adult, we would travel to
Lakeland every Noche Buena
(Christmas Eve) for our tra-
ditional family gathering to
watch as our meal---a roast-
ed pig---cooked outside in a
backyard pit outfitted with
only some blocks, steel mesh
and charcoal. The gathering
was magical seeing all the
generations gathered with
the elders catering to anyone
younger than them, even if by
only a year! It's been 25 years
since the last backyard roast
and my husband hearing my
childhood stories, was deter-
mined to bring back the fam-
ily tradition. He's putting the
finishing touches on a newly
built patio with a large fire pit
in the center, made especially
for gathering a large number
of people and for roasting a
pig that can feed the neighbor-
hood. Twenty-five years later,
I am the elder hoping to make
past generations proud that
we've maintained and truly
understand the importance of
the Noche Bucna family tra-
dition. If I could have a wish
it would be that my children
feel the magic I did when I was
their age.
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The Art of
Christmas Giving
By Chantal Ruilova Hevia
President & CEO, Ybor City
Museum Society
One of my earliest memo-
ries of Christmas is about all
the preparations for gift giv-
ing that would go on in our
home just after Thanksgiving,
although all the shopping ac-
tually started in September
or October. 1 was not yet of
school age, so I would always
sense when my mother was
going downtown (Tampa) to
shop for Christmas presents.
Of course I would always want
to tag along. Since my joining
her on this "adventure" would
have delayed the buying pro-
cess significantly, possibly
leaving some without gifts on
Christmas Day, my mother
would tell my grandmother
in Italian about her mission
for the day. Needless to say,
I soon learned the phrase, "I
am going downtown to shop
for Christmas presents" in
Italian, and tried even harder
to tag along.
Not all my mother's down-


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it would be that my children
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town trips were solo. Some-
time after Thanksgiving, the
most magnificent Christ-
mas decorations miracu-
lously sprang up overnight
in the iconic Maas Brothers
and other department stores
like Haber's, Falk's and Wolf
Brothers. My mother and
grandmother would take me
to see the beautifully decorat-
ed streets and stores. To me,
the store windows, including
moving displays, were as awe
inspiring as Disney World has
become to both children and
adults.
My mother and father, a
U.S. postman who worked
long hours at this time of year,
would also take me to see the
beautiful decorations in Ybor
City, where we would shop
at Belk Lindsey or the many
shops that lined 7th Avenue.
Daddy loved the Christmas
season and would take every
opportunity to get involved,
whether it be buying and
decorating our nine-foot tree
replete with bubblers (lights),
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sister and me.
On these memorable trips,
I was allowed to help select
gifts for the immediate family
or favorite cousins, aunts un-
cles, as well as toys we would
donate to charities such as
the Civitan Club. I was also
allowed to choose one special
ornament for the Christmas
tree. After shopping, my sis-
ter's and my good behavior
was rewarded with lunch at
the Columbia, Las Novedades
or Spanish Park if we were in
Ybor City --- what a treat and
how grownup we felt! We also
looked forward to lunch at the
Kress or Woolworths lunch
counters if we were down-
town, or even the Maas Broth-
ers coffee shop, which made
us feel really special.
Gifts were thoughtfully se-
lected to ensure the right size,
the right color and a gift that
would relate to each recipients
personal tastes and interests.
They were not necessarily ex-
travagant but were given with
love and esteem for the recipi-
ent. Very little regifting would
have been necessary, even if
it had be in vogue, because of
the time and care that went
into the selection process.
The remarkable thing about
gift giving at that time is that
it was done without the as-
sistance of credit cards, gift
cards or Internet shopping.
Although outdoor malls like
Britton Plaza and Northgate
Shopping Center had begun
to emerge, it would be some
time before major malls like
West Shore Plaza and the old
Tampa Bay Center (now site
of One Buccaneer Place) were
built, where we would be bom-
barded with an almost over-
whelming amount of stores
and merchandise from which
to select.
Now the fun began! All
those gifts needed to be
wrapped, a task that would
take an army of elves. Our
"elves" were some of my moth-
er's older piano students.
Since my mother had a very
active piano studio at the time
and for many years to come,
she also gave each student an
age-appropriate gift --- anoth-
er 40 or so more to buy and
wrap. Beginning the first week
in December, our "elves" came
to the house every Sunday
afternoon to help wrap pres-
ents. This was far more time


The Bubble Lites
consuming that it may seem,
given that pre-made bows
were not used and each gift
included a hand-made bow.
My first job was to cut little
pieces of tape to secure the
gorgeous papers with which
we wrapped the gifts. Later
on I graduated to curling the
ribbon with scissors, one of
my favorite jobs. Once they
were finished for the day, the
"elves" were rewarded with
grilled cheese sandwiches and
hot chocolate.
As December 25th neared,
our living and dining room
tables, chairs and floor began
to be overloaded with wrapped
gifts. They were organized by
families so we had piles of
gifts labeled Ruilova, Sanchez,
Guggino, etc. Each family's
stack of gifts then was put un-
der the Christmas tree, which
was never big enough to hold
all of them under its large
branches. There were gifts for
everyone --- family, friends,
neighbors, and students ---
and they were now ready for
distribution when these spe-
cial people in our lives visited
us the week before Christmas
or we delivered them to their
homes on Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day.
Interestingly enough, gift
giving did not seem stressful,
nor did anyone get into debt
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to buy the latest toys, tech-
nology and fashions for ev-
eryone on their list. The buy-
ing, wrapping and giving was
a joyful experience filled with
opportunities for social inter-
action. Perhaps I only remem-
ber this from the perspective
of a young child and it would
be unthinkable to reproduce
these efforts given our busy
lives, but my goal this holiday
season is to create more mem-
ories with friends and family
that will bring joy and love to
our homes. I truly would con-
sider that the art of gift giving.


ally the one who gets every-
one to agree that it's time for
Christmas music on the office
radio. I make my first attempt
right after Thanksgiving, but I
usually get vetoed until about
10 days into December.
I can trace this love of
Christmas music back to my
youth. My parents had an
amazing collection of Christ-
mas albums, with everything
from Burl Ives to the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir. My parents
usually started the Christmas
music going in early Decem-
ber and the joyous sounds of
the Yuletide mixed with the


which is pretty corny, but
as a child, I remember being
amazed that there were songs
that could be funny at Christ-
mastime.
The other funny song
was by a man named Lou
Monte, who sang all differ-
ent kinds of Italian Christ-
mas songs, the most mem-
orable of which was called
"Dominick the Donkey,"
which was about an Italian
Christmas Donkey. I don't
know what a Christmas
donkey is, but one thing
was sure, the song made
me smile.
But the beauty of Christ-
mas can also be the solemness
of it. As an altar boy, Christ-
mas at St. Bridget's Church's


midnight Mass was filled with
choir music. "Silent Night"
stands out to me as the peace-
ful classic, but my church did
a beautiful version of "I Heard
the Bells on Christmas Day,"
that for my money, is only ri-
valed by Sinatra's version.
Not to be forgotten is the
festiveness of Christmas mu-
sic. One of my earliest memo-
ries is of the Charlie Brown
Christmas special, in which
all the children of the town got
together and danced around
to jazzy Christmas music.
That special laid the founda-
tion of me looking at Christ-
mas as not only a time to get
presents, but a time to cel-
ebrate.
All of these different types


ofoChrstmas usic bend to


of Christmas music blend to-
gether to create a theme of
peace, love and happiness. To
dust off an old cliche, these
are the things that Christmas
is all about.
All of these songs would
not be possible without birth
of Jesus as God's gift to the
world. This gift is why we
never grow tired of the same
songs, year after year. We re-
joice in this gift and even for
those who are not Christian,
the message of Jesus endures.
He symbolized peace, love,
charity and good will. Even if
you don't believe in Him, the
message is flawless.
And if you do believe in
Him, well that's worth singing
about.


The Sound of Christmas
By Gene Siudut
Christmas has always been
a special time for me. I've
written over the years about
Christmases of the past and
memories that make this
time of year so important, but
something has always stuck
in my mind that I haven't
given the attention that it de-
serves.
The music.
I've always loved Christmas
music. In our office, I'm usu-


crackling of the record player
laid the soundtrack for the
memories of my childhood.
What makes the music
special for me now, besides
the memories, is the wide ar-
ray of Christmas sentiments
that the music represents.
For some, Christmas is a
time of joy and laughter. I re-
member so many songs that
made me laugh at Christmas,
but two really stand out in
my mind. One was "Grandma
Got Run Over by a Reindeer,"


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sympathies and prayers are with their families

and the nation during this holiday season.


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Ferdie's Christmas Stories


"This is one sorry way
to spend Christmas Eve,"
thought Sam as he tried to
get a few extra miles out of his
two spent mules by cracking
his whip. His action caused
Leona to moan under the
heavy tarp which covered her.
The cold rain seemed to
intensify with every passing
mile, the road getting mud-
dier and the going tougher.
Sam knew that the heavy load
he carried under the massive
waterproof tarp was making
his progress more and more
difficult, yet he would not dis-
card it for he had carried it
for two long years, ever since
he had fled from New Orleans
in 1917. Sam was a stubborn
man, filled with pride. He
meant to keep this cargo with
him until he died.
Leona was another matter.
She was only sixteen years of
age, yet she was fragile, and
now with the exposure to the
elements she had developed a
severe chest cold, with wrack-
ing coughs and a persisting
high fever. Sam had no medi-
cine or any prospect of any,
for he was penniless, and at
the moment lost in a torrential
rainstorm on the west coast of
Florida. He had passed Plant
City in the morning and head-
ed for Tampa where he heard


there was plenty of work for
a black man in construction,
the phosphate docks, and as
a last resort, the cigar fac-
tories of Ybor City, where to
hear black folks tell it the im-
migrants were color blind and
had as yet to adopt the preju-
dices of the white American
society.
That was the plan, and it
was as good a plan as he'd had
since he left Le Chien Rouge,
Storyville, the French Quarter
and New Orleans in the mid-
dle of the night. They'd made
it as far as Mobile, and he'd
found work in the paper mills,
but it was too close to New
Orleans, and every so often
a black man would recognize
him. Leona got very sick there,
and soon he moved on to Bay
St. Louis where he caught on
with a fishing trawler, but he
found the same problem, and
he decided to move inland to
Georgia. Here he got lucky,
and found a family with a
farm that needed a mule to do
the work. Sam had two strong
mules, so they were welcome
to stay, and that proved to be
a happy year. Returned to the
bucolic life, Leona flourished.
Still, she remained mute.
She would not, or could not
speak, and Sam still refused
to divulge the secret of the big


piece of cargo under the tarp
in the wagon.
When their white neigh-
bors began to ask questions
about the flourishing farm,
the two fresh, big mules and
the new handsome couple,
Sam felt it was time to move
on, so they hitched up the
two mules and headed down
into Florida to help pick or-
anges and grapefruit. When
the season finished, he deter-
mined that Tampa could pro-
vide them employment as well
as cover. He would get lost in
the sizeable black population.
He knew he must find a fi-
nal destination, for the mules
were playing out, and Leona's
nerves were not getting better
by the constant moving and
relocating.
After Thanksgiving, the
weather turned cold. Riding in
an open wagon was harsh. Le-
ona began to show the effects,
and more and more she had
to crawl under the big tarp for
protection. Sam's work at an
Ocala horse ranch came to an
end. Sam made up his mind
to reach Tampa, a distance of
about one hundred miles.
Sam would have made it
had it not been for a bitter
winter storm that hit central
Florida. The roads became
virtually impassable. Time


and again he was advised to
drop his cargo and lighten the
wagon, but Sam stubbornly
refused. From time to time
Sam found families willing
to shelter and feed them for
a few days while Leona recu-
perated and the mules rested.
Sam had no money to pay
them, but would sing church
hymns to them after supper
in his clear perfect voice. In
many cases, they were urged
to stay on for a week or so, but
Sam was determined to be in
Tampa by Christmas, and so
he pushed on.
It was as dark as the inside
of a coal mine, and the wind
whipped the sheets of rain
until they pelted Sam's face in
horizontal waves. The temper-
ature hovered around freez-
ing and Sam began to have
his first real doubts since he
had left New Orleans that they
would make it.
Through the gloom of that
stormy Christmas Eve night
there appeared a glimmer of
light.
Sam stopped the mules
in front of a large corrugated
tin warehouse. The naked
light bulb illuminated a wildly
swinging sign. Sam squinched
his eyes, wiping the water
from them so he could focus
on the letters. There was a


foreign name he could not
pronounce then the words
Wholesale Pharmaceuticals.
"We're here, Leona," he
said gently, lifting the rain
heavy tarp so that she could
hear. Leona responded by
coughing loudly. Sam looked
at the warehouse closer now,
seeking an entrance. Sam
knew the ways of the South.
It would not do to barge in the
front if there was a rear "For
Colored Only" entrance.
Getting closer Sam saw a
large white man talking on the
phone in great agitation, wav-
ing his hands and kicking his
desk. On the floor Sam saw
many cartons and bags with
yellow invoices sticking out of
them. Parked on the side of
the warehouse were two cars,
a Model T delivery van, and
a Dodge coupe. In a moment
Sam understood the situation
and the white man's predica-
ment. Confidently he knocked
on the front door. Sam took
off his hat and ran a comb
through his straight jet-black
hair.
The door opened and a
scowling face peered out into
the rainy night. The swinging
light illuminated Sam's smil-
ing face.
"What the hell do you
want?" The man's voice was
hard.
"Merry Christmas, suh,"
said Sam respectfully, smiling
ever so slightly.
"Not if you're in my shoes
it ain't." The man looked back
to the floor filled with unde-
livered orders." Looks like
I'm going to be playing Santa
Claus, and miss my Noche
Buena feast at home with my
family."
"Not necessilly, suh. Maybe
I can hep."
"You?" the man asked in an
incredulous voice.
"Kin ah come in?"
The big man looked at the
small black man question-
ingly. He did not appear to be
a threat. The man's face soft-
ened. Hell, it was Christmas
Eve.
"Yeah, sure, come on in.
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Warm yourself by the stove.
Want a drink?'
"Thank you kindly, suh,
but ah don't drink hard li-
quor, but I appreciate the
offer." Sam took his rubber
raincoat off shaking it so that
large drops hit the planking
of the floor, darkening the
boards where they fell.
The big man looked at
Sam's coat and tie with sur-
prise. From Sam's vest hung
a large gold chain which Sam
pulled on revealing a large
gold watch. He flipped the lid
open and a delicate tune tin-
kered from the watch.
"It's getting' late. I sees you
might need help wid the pack-
ages."
"Can you drive a truck?"
The man looked at the wag-
on with the two played-out
mules.
"Yassah," said Sam not
wanting to push his luck
by telling the man he once
owned a princely Buick Pha-
eton. Sam doggedly stuck to
playing the role of the servile
black man.
"Can you read?"
"And write," said Sam
humbly.
"Well, I got no choice. These
medicines have got to be de-
livered tonight. I'll show you a
map of Ybor City. It's very easy
because all streets are num-
bered and the only far away
delivery is on the Bayshore
Boulevard, the Centro Espa-
fiol Hospital. That'll be your
last delivery, then you bring
the truck back here." The man
had the packages marked nu-
merically on the bags, and he
proceeded to mark the map.
Midway through he looked up
as if he remembered some-
thing.
"Have you got a place to
stay tonight?"
"Nossuh."
"I'll leave the back door
open. There is a room next
to my office with an army cot
and a kerosene heater."
"'Preciate that, suh."
"Now, how much will you
charge me?" The man had
finished with his markings,
put his hands in his pockets
and looked into the unflinch-
ing dark eyes of this unusual
black man.
"It ain't so much pay as it is
swap. In my wagon there, I got
my woman, Leona. She pow-
erful sick and I ain't got no
change to see a doctor, 'effen
I could find one on Christmas
Eve." The man peered out at
the wagon, but failed to see a
woman.
"She under the tarp. Hits
the onliest way I kin keep her
dry. She got a bad cold. We
need shelter and medicine."
Sam looked at the man's face
intently. His face had softened
and the light of a healer shone
in his eyes.
"Bring her on in...what is
your name?"
"Sam... just Sam."
"I'm J.B. Pacheco, some
call me Doc because I'm a


pharmacist, some because
they have faith in my healing
powers. Ill do what I can."
"I knew my prayers would
be answered. It didn't seem
hardly likely that the Lawd
would forsake us on Christ-
mas Eve."
J.B. was not a religious
man, but he smiled. The co-
incidence of a man and wife
out on a stormy night coming
to him, of all people, did not
escape him.
"Sam, do you know what
my initials stand for?"
"Nossuh."
"J is for Joseph, of biblical
fame. B is for Baltasar, one of
the Three Wise Men."
"And the only black man,"
said Sam crossing himself be-
fore he stepped out into the
storm to fetch Leona.
By the time Sam had car-
ried in Leona, J.B. had
cleared a big loading table and
spread a couple of army blan-
kets over it. He had washed
his hands and rolled up his
sleeves. Around his neck hung
a stethoscope. All in all, J.B.
appeared to be a practicing
physician who knew what he
was doing. Once he saw how
small and fragile Leona was,
and how sick, he moved to put
a pillow under her head.
He took a thermometer
from a glass filled with alco-
hol, and shook it down in a
few brisk motions. He placed
it under her tongue, and took
her pulse. He shook his head.
"Any higher and she'd be
dead," said J.B. as he read
the thermometer. He looked
into her tired eyes, holding
down the lower lids to exam-
ine them.
"Most likely anemic. Plumb
tuckered out." He asked her
to sit up, but she couldn't on
her own, and Sam had to help
her. J.B. indicated he want-
ed to listen to her chest and
Sailm unbuttoned lthe btaCk of
her blouse. Her camisole was
soaked with sweat from the
high fever.
J.B. put the stethoscope in
his big hand to warm it so it
wouldn't shock Leona by its
unpleasant coldness.
"Take a deep breath when I
ask you to," J.B. said to Leo-
na who nodded although she
continued to avert her eyes.
"Breathe deeply" J.B. said,
and Leona tried but only pro-
duced a harsh bubbly cough,
and then had to spit into a
spittoon by the examining
tables.
J.B. listened to every quad-
rant of the chest, then, put-
ting aside the stethoscope,
he percussed her chest. Sam
watched impassively as the
big white hand was placed on
the chest wall and banged on
by his finger. Even Sam could
tell the difference in sound.
The top sounded like a drum,
the bottom had a dull, full
sound.
J.B. then felt under her
chin behind her cars, down
the neck to the arm pit. Mov-
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and stared down her throat.
"Well, young lady, you are
one sick cookie. It's lucky you
stopped here tonight, you
wouldn't have made it much
further in this weather. How
do you fecl?"
"She don't talk, Doc," said
Sam in a straight forward
manner that indicated he
wasn't going to explain it fur-
ther.
"Can't talk, or won't talk,"
J.B. said over his shoulders
as he began to prepare his
treatments:
"Can't," said Sam, closing
the subject.
"Prescription for a happy
marriage," J.B. said and a
bottle of mark iodo-tannico.
Expertly, he began to swab
her throat, making Sam hold
a light. Leona gagged a few
times, but her face indicated
that it felt good.
J.B. disappeared into what
looked like a laboratory area,
or it might have also been
used as a kitchen. He mo-
tioned for Sam to have Leona
lay on the bed and expose her
back. J.B. returned with a
light linen cloth to cover her


back. He went into the lab and
returned with 12 empty water
glasses that were steaming
hot.
"Leona, you are going to
feel some burning, then your
skin will suck up into the
glass. It will only last a min-
ute, then I want you to relax.
When they cool off, Ill take
them off. Don't move or you'll
knock them off."
One by one J.B. placed the
hot glasses on her back. Leo-
na flinched but did not move
nor cry out. J.B. placed them
on her back as if they were
chess pieces.
Sam watched in bewilder-
ment. At 32 years of age, a
veteran of the French Quar-
ter he thought he had seen it
all, but 12 steaming glasses
on Leona's back, each draw-
ing up domes of tan flesh, was
more than he bargained for,
and he left woozy. J.B. saw
him falter and ordered him
into the lab kitchen.
"There is a pot of chicken
soup heating up on the stove.
Pour yourself a cup and bring
the rest here to Leona." J.B.
busied himself in removing
the cooling glasses, each mak-


ing a reassuring soft pop.
When Sam felt better he
came back into the room car-
rying a pot of steaming chick-
en broth. J.B. stopped him
and squeezed two lemons into
the pot. While Sam fed Leona,
J.B. stood at the stove making
a vile smelling muddy mess
called an antiphlogestine cat-
aplasm.
Leona was feeling some-
what strengthened by the
soup when J.B. appeared with
a new sheet of linen which he
placed on her anterior chest
wall. Slowly he applied the vile
smelling plaster on her chest,
then covered it with more lin-
en, then a large towel. Leona
squirmed as her chest felt as
if it were on fire. Sam held her
hands, giving her small kiss-
es on her forehead and eyes.
In a few moments he felt her
hands relax. The worst was
over. Her face began to look
peaceful at rest.
J.B. returned with two as-
pirins, and some Elixir of Tur-
pine Hydrate and Codeine,
which he placed on the table,
alongside a tablespoon.
"Sam, when you get back
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from deliveries, you give her
2 more aspirins and another
tablespoon of the medicine.
She's going to sleep good
now. Keep her covered. Keep
the heater going. I want her
to sweat. The fever has got to
break. I've done as much as
can be done."
"Yassuh, you has. And
much obliged."
"And Sam..." J.S. put his
beefy hand on Sam's shoul-
der." keep praying. We need
all the help we can get."
"Yassuh. I believes that."
With J.B.'s help, Sam
loaded the truck, and got in
to adjust the spark and the
gas. J.B. stood in front, crank
handle in one hand, his oth-
er on the radiator, and gave
it one huge wrench. The tiny
four cylinder engine sputtered
to life, back fired two or three
times, and settled down to the
smooth tickety-tick of a Ford
Model-T engine.
J.B. grinned and stood
hands on hips, water pouring
from his straw boater on to
his pendulous abdomen.
"She never fails!" he
beamed as Sam gunned the
motor to warm her up on this
freezing cold night.
J.B. saw to it that the
mules were released from
the harness and tethered to
a pine tree. He looked at the
huge tarpaulin.
"What you got there Sam?"
"A grand piano," Sam said,
revealing his secret for the
first time since he fled the
French Quarter in such haste
one midnight two years ago.
For some reason he felt a deep
trust of the huge, burly heal-
ing man.
"A piano? You're a piano-
man?"
"Nassuh, I can't play it."
J.B. stood regarding Sam's
impassive face.
"You dragged that piano
around and you can't play it.
Hard to believe."
"Why? Mister J.B. you got
on shoes but you ain't no tap-
dancer, is you?"
J.B. burst out in a good
natured laugh. Hell, maybe
he stole it. Maybe he. is on
the lam. All I know is I'm go-
ing to be home in time to eat
Noche Buena with my family.
Tomorrow is another day. It's
Christmas. Maybe Jesus will
bless Leona with another day
of life, or maybe she will meet
her maker on His birthday.
J.B. sighed. "Poor bastards,
at least they are out of the
weather."
Next morning J.B. had his
wife, Chelo, fix left overs from
Noche Buena. There was pork
with plantains, black beans
and rice, Cuban style, and
turkey with mashed potatoes
and cranberries. She had
packed a fresh loaf of deli-
cious Cuban bread, a Tampa
delicacy. She had filled a large
thermos of hot Cuban coffee
and steaming milk. For des-
sert she packed half a brazo
gitano, a jelly roll, and flan for
two. There were assorted wal-
nuts, almonds and pecans.
Thoughtful as ever, Chelo had
packed four of her husband's
best cigars. She did not know
if Sam smoked, but if he was
going to stay in Ybor City to


work, he might as well start off
with the best cigars in town.
J.B. and Chelo drove up
* to the warehouse on a bright,
sunny and cold Christmas
Day. As he expected, the Mod-
el-T truck was parked along-
side the entrance. What he
did not expect was that it was
shining brightly. For the first
time since he had bought it,
the brass radiator was gleam-
ing.
Sam did not wait for them
to knock but came out as
soon as he heard their car
approach. The surrounding
piney woods smelled wonder-
fully fresh after the long rain,
and in the cold clear air even
the old grey dangling moss
of the huge oak tree smelled
good. It was a great Christ-
nmas day, and Sam's face re-
flected his happiness. He did
not wait for J.B. to speak, but
started speaking as soon as
J.B. and Chelo stepped from
the Dodge.
"Leona much better this
mawning, thanks be the Lawd,
praise Jesus." Sam took J.B.'s
hand into his in a firm hand-
shake which surprised J.B.
who was not used to this for-
wardness from a black man.
Sam held his hand for a long
moment and turned his eyes
to Chelo.
"And thanks be mostly to
your husband, Mister J.B. He
the one responsible for her
recovery...he put his healing
hands on her and this morn-
ing, the fever broke, she be
weak but better."
"He should have been a
doctor," said Chelo proudly.
"Everybody says so."
J.B. smiled and motioned
Sam to carry in the Christmas
feast they had prepared for
Sam and Leona.
"You know she's still not
out of danger. We can't move
her, you know," J.B. said to
Sam, and both men knew that
J.B. had invited Sam to stay
on as long as it took, and that
Sam would have room and
board and medical care and
employment for as long as
he wanted to stay; and Sam
knew that he would stay there
for the rest of his life.
A friendship that starts
with an act of charity and
kindness on Christmas Eve is
bound to last. It has a special
blessing. At least, that is the
way that both men viewed it.

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Christmas Carol
by Ferdie Pacheco
I was having the time of
my life raising Tina, my late-
in-life daughter given to me
by my beautiful young wife
Luisita. We were a deliriously
happy family.
I kept Tina by my side. I
took her to school. I brought
her home. We went to the
bookstore to hang out, to the
beach, to the ice cream par-
lor, everywhere. I tried to read
books to her that had a les-
son.
So when Christmas rolled
around, I pulled out my tat-
tered book, A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens. She loved
to hear me read and I even
read it to her class. She knew
every part by heart.
One night, about three


nights before Christmas, we
were watching the news when
a soft-hearted Christmas sto-
ry came on.
"Look, Daddy, just like the
Christmas Carol."
We listened and it was like
our story.
In this story, a little
12-year-old Panamanian girl


who was in deep distress. She
was the sole support of a dys-
functional family. She lived
in a shack, taking care of a
very sick grandmother who
was blind. The little girl took
good care of her. In addition,
she had a 4-year-old brother
and a 3-year-old sister, both
of whom she also took care


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including a big turkey, and
tons of toys, find this Pana-
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Claus.
I knew the owner of a
wholesale grocery store who
was as big of a big-hearted
slob as I was. With Tina in
tow, we went to see him.
"Whatever you take, I'll give
it to you at my own price,"


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buy, I'll match it with my
own stuff." Wowl Our car was
stuffed.
"And go upstairs," my
storekeeper friend continued.
"There is a bunch of damaged
toys. You can have as many
as you can fit in your car."


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ing with canned goods and a
turkey, got into my big Cadil-
lac, and filled it with plastic
toys. Tina looked like she was
having the time of her life.
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young girl. To this day, I don't
know why. I was a famous
doctor, the "Saint of Ghetto
Medicine," and only wanted
to make one Christmas Carol
come true. Why did it take so
long?
She lived way down in the
south of Miami-Dade Coun-
ty, a place with itinerate
farm workers. I had to get a
state trooper to lead me in.
These itinerants lived in little
dumps. Our little girl had a
decent little house. All the
lights were on. I was amazed
to see the house was outlined
by strings of Christmas lights.
Christmas lights!
Tina was jumping with ex-
citement. She pulled me aside.
"Daddy, isn't that a live
turkey tied to the tree?"
And there were boxes of
canned goods as well. I noted
a frozen turkey on a TV, a col-
or TV, I might add. The little
girl was directing the unload-
ing of all my goods with the
ability of a beach master on
Omaha Beach.
"Send the beans to Ortiz'
house, the carrots to the Su-
arcz.' The guava shells, leave
those right here," directed the
girl. And, in short time, our
load of goodies was parceled
out to everyone in the little
settlement. Every house had
its own turkey. The big fat
turkey tied to the tree?
"That was left over from
Thanksgiving. We decided
to save it for our community
Noche Buena," said the little
girl, matter-of-factly.
Tina and I stood bewil-
dered. Not a muttered thank
you, not a happy, shining, ra-
diant face. Not even an Adios!
"I guess that's it," I said to
the back of the little Panama-
nian entrepreneur.
"1 guess so," said Tina in a
forlorncd voice..
"Merry Christmas," she
continued in her little heart-
broken voice.
We rode home in silence.
Disappointment hung heavy
in the car on the ride home.
I turned on the radio in the
hope that some Christmas
carols would restore our
Christmas spirit. Tina moved
close to me and hugged my
arm and, in her tiny voice, she
said, "Well, I guess the spirit
of Christmas is giving, not re-
ceiving."
I choked back a tear and
kissed her little head.
"Yeah. I guess you're right,
Tina. Merry Christmas to
you.
"Merry Christmas to you,
Dad."
We pulled into our big,
beautiful home in Bay Point.
Hundreds of lights lit it up.
Luisita was there ahead of
us, standing in the doorway,
our eggnog in her hand. She
looked beautiful in her red
dress.
"Merry Christmas anyway,"
chirped the happy voice of
Tina.
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There are Christmas sto-
ries told around the tree and
Noche Buena table that stay
with you for life. Such is this
one, the story of the Christ-
mas dog that took place in
Monterrey, Mexico in 1910.
So, II' start at the beginning.
The family of Gustavo Ji-
menez, a wealthy Spanish
Brewer, lived in a mansion in
Monterrey before the Revolu-
tion drove them out with the
cry, "Muerte a los Gauchu-
pines!"
He and a German had es-
tablished a very good brewery,
which later evolved into to-
day's Carta Blanca.
Gustavo was a serious fam-
ily man. He and his wife, Car-
men, lived in splendor with
seven children, all well be-
haved, and each attended to
from birth by their own per-
sonal servant, all Indian girls.
They were all good students
in school and never got into
trouble.
All, except Paul. Paul was
the Huckleberry Finn of the
family. He routinely skipped
school. He took off his shoes
as soon as he left the family
compound and left them in
the trees. He liked to hang out
at the docks where- he could
talk to rough sailors from for-
eign lands.
All this got him in perma-
nent trouble. Once, after he
stayed gone for three days, his
exasperated father took him
to the cellar and hung him up
by his thumbs for three days
with only bread and water to
eat.
Today we would consider
that cruel and insensitive
punishment. But back then it
was accepted. When I asked
my mother, she would make
a face.
The punishment started
Friday night. The father then
returned to business upstairs
and the mother forbidden to
look in on him, which was a
good thing too, since Paul had
conned his Indian servant to
cut him down as soon as his
father turned his back. The
servant then brought him full
meals and played with him.
Paul was a devil with a win-
ning personality.
One day, Paul came home
with a big mean looking dog,
part wolf, and everyone was
scared of him. Except Paul.
The dog loved Paul and Paul
took him everywhere he went.
He turned out that some Pol-
ish sailors had grown tired of
taking care him aboard their
ship, so gave him to Paul. His
name, appropriately enough,
was Lobo; wolf in Spanish.
The father hated the dog
but tolerated him because
he served as a watchdog
and bodyguard for Paul. The
mother, a crusty master of her
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kitchen, hated the dog, who
always stole food as it was be-
ing made.
One day, returning from.
shopping, the mother found
'the kitchen door locked and
she had no key. One either
side of the doot were long
ceiling-to-floor windows. She
pushed one in and crawled
up to go in. Seeing some-
one breaking in to the kitch-
en, Lobo reacted and bit the
mother on the butt. They had
to pour hot water on the dog
to make him release his hold
on her butt.
"That's it! That's it! The
dog goes!" cried the mother.
Of course, this was impos-
sible, for there was nowhere
to dump the dog that Paul
couldn't find and bring him
back. But the mother was de-
termined to banish the dog.
"This month, when you
go to Mexico City to conduct
business, take the dog and tie
him to a tree in the Central
Park and leave him there,"
she instructed her husband.
No one told Paul, who was
distraught at not seeing Lobo
outside the gate every day.
For weeks he trod the streets,
calling out for Lobo. But no
one had seen him. One day
he was there, and the next he
was gone. Not even the Polish
soldiers had seen Lobo.
Christmas rolled around.
Before Noche Buena the par-
ents had each Indian ser-
vant to ask the children what
they really wanted for Christ-
mas. In this neat way, when
it came time to pass out the
Christmas gifts at the height
of the festive Noche Buena all
the children got what they de-
sired for Christmas, all except


a sullen Paul.
All he would say was, "All
I want is my dog Lobo back."
He would not change. The
mother and father exchanged
exasperated looks. What to
do? Lobo was off in Mexico
City, 360 miles away. Poor lit-
tle Paul was disconsolate.
So, finally the time came to
distribute the gifts. It finally
came time for Paul.
At that precise moment,
there was a barking and yowl-
ing at the door. The parents
looked at each other.
"No, it can't be!" exclaimed
the mother, and Paul opened
the door to behold a dirty,
shriveled up dog.
"Lobo!" Where have you
been?" asked Paul, crying. "I
knew Santa Claus would hear
me and bring you back."
The mother gave the father
a withering look.
"Did you mail Santa Claus
Paul's letter?"
"Yes, but who would have
thought he would read it?" he
sputtered, looking for a place
to hide.
And so the Jimenez fam-
ily remembered that happy
Noche Buena every succeed-
ing Christmas and they told
the story every year, passing
it down to us grandchildren.
And we, of course, passed it
on to ours.
And why not?
It is a special story. And the
best part is that it was true,
you see.
Christmas Eve Wonders
iNochebuenal
Every year, I marvel at the
joys of Nochebuena in com-
parison to the relative dull-
ness of Christmas Day.
This one was the best of
many Nochebuenas past. Why


was that?
Considering I am keeping a
death watch over my mother-
in-law, the economy put the
brakes on selling paintings
and my 1947 Cadillac con-
vertible can find no buyers.
Last year, I turned down a
check for $75,000 and this
year the highest I was offered
was $60,000. I'll wait it out,
pero hasta cuando?
Well, let me tell you about
my wondrous Nochebuena
and how great it turned out.
First off, it is due to the good-
hearted generosity of my wife,
Luisita. She does it all.
Five years ago, I had a seri-
ous stroke. My doctor's advice
was to lay back, do nothing
and let's see where this goes.
My first move was to take all
of my businesses and put ev-
erything in Luisita's hands. I
made an IRON WILL: every-
thing that has my name on it,
I give to Luisita. Everything. I
have over 200 oil paintings in
my garage. They are now val-
ued from $2,000 to $10,000.
It is a hefty sum. Luisita can
live off the sale of these paint-
ings. Anyway, I ain't sweating
the depression. I can't drive
my cars anymore. It's a chore
and I save money on gas. I
live, more or less, like I did in
1940 at home, reading and
listening to TV. I go out to eat
once a week. My wife is the
best cook in town. The best
Spanish restaurant is in my
house. I only eat twice a day.
That way, I don't bother with
diabetes. My blood pressure
is 107/76 low not high. I
don't ache or hurt any place.
That comes from a lifelong
aversion to exercise. No ar-
thritis, thank you.
Well, so what? What about


Nochebuena?
My house is quiet and se-
rene. My poor mother-in-law
is 94 and fading fast. Luisita
is a saint. She hovers over her
and takes care of every bump
in the road and there are
many. We go to the hospital
a lot.
This Nochebuena, she hit
a bad streak and we had to
hospitalize her. This is doubly
difficult because Luisita was
just recovering from putting a
screw into her left leg. Post-op
recovery ain't easy. When you
have to attend to a bedridden,
dying mother, it is virtually
impossible. The first of my No-
chebuena miracles happened.
From Puerto Rico came a wire.
Our old friends, Beni and
Cuca Del Rincon, a famous oil
painter, volunteered to come
and stay for four weeks while
Lu gets better and things get
better for them: Puerto Rico is
in the midst of a depression
too, and oil paintings don't
sell. Ay que pena.
Those four weeks was a
blessing. My friend, Beni, is
the closest thing I have to a
good friend. We are brothers
in art. We set up our canvas-
es, paint and talk and talk art,


making new inroads in our
art. I always sell two or three
canvases while he is here. It
takes care of the bills.
Well, they had to go back
and take care of their bills.
They are behind in the rent
three months! Ay, chihuahua!
Now, that is hard. I don't know
why or how, but a neighbor
sent over a Nicaraguan maid
to help her mom. She costs
$400 a week and was worth
double... make that triple.
She is 25, speaks English
and Spanish, cleans and does
the house, and takes marvel-
ous care of mother. She is
an expert on old ladies. She
saved $30,000 in work and
applied to school, where she
received a master's degree in
an American university. She
is good-looking and sweet as
can be. Everyone loves her! A
miracle.
Sandra has an entry prob-
lem with immigration. She
has to return home for four
weeks, return here for four
weeks, get a job and then, and
then... too bad. I seriously of-
fered to adopt her, or put up
$4,000 they insist she come
up with. She is an angel and
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angel is gone we can't help
her!
She is also a fabulous cook,
so Luisita's Nochebuena table
had some extra glitter. That
girl can cookI
Luisita finally listened to
my advice. Have each guest


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ies something. Our house
was brimming over with deli-
cacies, plus Luisita's Spanish
delight: turkey, ham and pork
plus black beans, rice, sweet
potatoes, mashed potatoes
and platanos. Sandra added
her Nicaraguan dishes. We
had a carload of food for the


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I don't especially enjoy
Christmas, because I have
everything I need. I'm tired of
getting PJs, tie clasps and T-
shirts. I don't mind giving, but
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hearted Luisita. She is an in-
fallible gift-giver. Whew! That
is one less DRAGI
What I do like, and it sel-
dom happens anymore, is an
unexpected gift from an un-
expected source. This time,
I caught a major winner... I
sent out a Christmas book of
cartoons I did when I was an
intern at Mount Sinai. It was
a 50-cartoon book. I sent out
100, at a cost of $200. Then
people started to call. I had to
order 50 more. I really should
publish that, but what the
hell...more publishing prob-
lems. Well, one unexpected
sequel is that book dislodged
the memoirs of one of Patton's
staff, who went on to be a sur-
geon and one of my teachers
at Mt. Sinai. I was not aware of
his war record. He was a hero.
He got in touch with me
and I went up to Gainesville
to visit him in a vet's conva-
lescent home. It was a real
pretty, lay-of-the-land house.
I spent the day plumbing him
of Patton stories. He was a
gold mine. He didn't think it
was much. He was right next
to General Patton from Nor-
mandy through the Falaise
gap through the heroic res-
cue of the Battle of the Bulge
through to the end of the war.
He is now a reserve general
and he doesn't think there
is anything to write about! I
can't offer to write it, because
my desk is filled with writing
things. I'd help him. I'd edit
it, but I could not edit the raw
material. It has to have HIS
voice, his eyes. God! What he
has seen! So, when he got my
little cartoon book, he called
to say he's gotten on this Pat-
ton book. If I have time to do
50 cartoons, well hell, he can
try to do a reminiscence about
what it was like to be beside
01' Blood and Guts.
...And then, the blockbust-
er of NOCHEBUENA.
My beloved granddaughter
Alexis has a wonderful boy-
friend, who is also a talented
commercial artist. My car-


toon book dislodged many a
memory of his. In his attic, his
grandfather had stashed all
his WWII stuff. The treasure
lay unappreciated in the cor-
ner. He scrambled up to dig
through it all and came up
with a golden treasure.
Bill Mauldin's original book
(in two volumes) was called Up
Front. If you read this, you'll
know what a GI's life was like
in the foxholes. Plus, it was
my Bible, as I learned to car-
toon. I must have done all of
his cartoons. He was a master.
I have spent hundreds of
hours trying to find these
volumes in a box, in pristine
shape. Oh, baby! To have them
handed to me as a gift! Oh,
wow!
When he gave them to me,
I felt like kissing him! What a
GIFT! What an exact gift! Noth-
ing could have been better.
I fell on those books like a
vulture I read every line. I
looked at each cartoon! I re-
member seeing them in their
original form in Stars and
Stripes. I whipped out my
snub-nosed pen and I did my
version of a Bill Mauldin GI
Joe cartoon.
Is there a God? Yes, my
house landed him. What a day!
Well, the house lights
dimmed at my home. Every-
one went home filled with good
food and good cheer My Nica-
raguan maid came home from
her time off, put on her work-
ing clothes and cleaned up the
entire mess of 35 people at
Nochebuena. By herself! Then,
today, I was finishing a cubist
painting entitled The Fumble, I
enlisted her to help me do the
squares. Without a whimper,
she filled out one half of the
100 squares. I can only pray
she comes back to our house.
To complete our perfect No-
chebuena, my mother-in-law
was released from the hospi-
tal. She was home free from
symptoms and was resting
easy in her daughter's arms.
That is something!
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By Elizabeth Harrison
Once upon a time so long
ago that everybody has forgot-
ten the date in a city in the
north of Europe with such a
hard name that nobody can
ever remember it there was
a little seven-year-old boy
named Wolff, whose parents
were dead, who lived with a
cross and stingy old aunt,
who never thought of kissing
him more than once a year
and who sighed deeply when-
ever she gave him a bowlful of
soup.
But the poor little fellow
had such a sweet nature that
in spite of everything, he loved
the old woman, although he
was terribly afraid of her and
could never look at her ugly
old face without shivering.
As this aunt of little Wolff
was known to have a house
of her own and an old woollen
stocking full of gold, she had
not dared to send the boy to
a charity school; but, in order
to get a reduction in the price,
she had so wrangled with the
master of the school, to which
little Wolff finally went, that
this bad man, vexed at having
a pupil so poorly dressed and
paying so little, often pun-
ished him unjustly, and even
prejudiced his companions
against him, so that the three
boys, all sons of rich parents,
made a drudge and laughing
stock of the little fellow.
The poor little one was thus
as wretched as a child could
be and used to hide himself
in comers to weep whenever
Christmas time came.
It was the schoolmaster's
custom to take all his pu-
pils to the midnight mass on
Christmas Eve, and to bring
them home again afterward.
Now, as the winter this
year was very bitter, and as
heavy snow had been fall-
ing for several days, all the
boys came well bundled up in
warm clothes, with fur caps
pulled over their ears, padded
jackets, gloves and knitted
mittens, and strong, thick-
soled boots. Only little Wolff
presented himself shivering
in the poor clothes he used
to wear both weekdays and
Sunday and having on his
feet only thin socks in heavy
wooden shoes.
His naughty companions
noticing his sad face and awk-
ward appearance, made many
jokes at his expense; but the
little fellow was so busy blow-


ing on his fingers, and was
suffering so much with chil-
blains, that he took no no-
tice of them. So the band of
youngsters, walking two and
two behind the master, start-
ed for the church.
It was pleasant in the
church which was brilliant
with lighted candles; and the
boys excited by the warmth,
took advantage of the music
of the choir and the organ to
chatter among themselves
in low tones. They bragged
about the fun that was await-
ing them at home.
The mayor's son had seen,
just before starting off, an im-
mense goose ready stuffed
and dressed for cooking. At
the alderman's home there
was a little pine-tree with
branches laden down with or-
anges, sweets, and toys. And
the lawyer's cook had put on
her cap with such care as she
never thought of taking un-
less she was expecting some-
thing very good!
Then they talked, too, of
all that the Christ-Child was
going to bring them, of all he
was going to put in their shoes
which, you might be sure,
they would take good care to
leave in the chimney place
before going to bed; and the
eyes of these little urchins, as
lively as a cage of mice, were
sparkling in advance over the
joy they would have when
they awoke in the morning
and saw the pink bag full of
sugar-plums, the little lead
soldiers ranged in companies
in their boxes, the menageries
smelling of varnished wood,
and the magnificent jumping-
jacks in purple and tinsel.
Alas! Little Wolff knew by
experience that his old miser
of an aunt would send him
to bed supperless, but, with
childlike faith and certain
of having been, all the year,
as good and industrious as
possible, he hoped that the
Christ-Child would not forget
him, and so he, too, planned
to place his wooden shoes in
good time in the fireplace.
Midnight mass over, the
worshippers departed, eager
for their fun, and the band
of pupils always walking two
and two, and following the
teacher, left the church.
Now, in the porch and
seated on a stone bench set
in the niche of a painted arch,
a child was sleeping a child
in a white woollen garment,


but with his little feet bare, in
spite of the cold. He was not
a beggar, for his garment was
white and new, and near him
on the floor was a bundle of
carpenter's tools.
In the clear light of the
stars, his face, with its closed
eyes, shone with an expres-
sion of divine sweetness, and
his long, curling, blond locks
seemed to form a halo about
his brow. But his little child's
feet, made blue by the cold of
this bitter December night,
were pitiful to see!
The boys so well clothed
for the winter weather passed
by quite indifferent to the
unknown child; several of
them, sons of the notables of
the town, however, cast on
the vagabond looks in which
could be read all the scorn of
the rich for the poor, of the
well-fed for the hungry.
But little Wolff, coming last
out of the church, stopped,
deeply touched, before the
beautiful sleeping child.
"Oh, dear!" said the lit-
tle fellow to himself, "this is
frightful! This poor little one
has no shoes and stockings in
this bad weather and, what
is still worse, he has not even
a wooden shoe to leave near
him to-night while he sleeps,
into which the little Christ-
Child can put something good
to soothe his misery."
And carried away by his
loving heart, Wolff drew the
wooden shoe from his right
foot, laid it down before the
sleeping child, and, as best
he could, sometimes hopping,
sometimes limping with his
sock wet by the snow, he went
home to his aunt.
"Look at the good-for-noth-
ing!" cried the old woman, full
of wrath at the sight of the
shoeless boy. "What have you
done with your shoe, you little
villain?"
Little Wolff did not know
how to lie, so, although trem-


Little Wolff leaves his shoe by a sleeping child.
bling with terror when he saw is left into the chimney-place,
the rage of the old shrew, he and I' answer for it that the
tried to relate his adventure. Christ-Child will put in some-
But the miserly old crea- thing to-night to beat you with
ture only burst into a frightful in the morning! And you will
fit of laughter. have only a crust of bread
"Aha! So my young gentle- and water to-morrow. And we
man strips himself for the shall see if the next time, you
beggars. Aha! My young will be giving your shoes to
gentleman breaks his pair of the first vagabond that hap-
shoes for a bare-foot! Here pens along."
is something new, forsooth. And the wicked woman
Very well, since it is this way, having boxed the ears of the
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poor little fellow, made him
climb up into the loft where he
had his wretched cubbyhole.
Desolate, the child went to
bed in the dark and soon fell
asleep, but his pillow was wet
with tears.
But behold! the next morn-
ing when the old woman,
awakened early by the cold,
went downstairs oh, won-
der of wonders she saw the
big chimney filled with shin-
ing toys, bags of magnificent
bonbons, and riches of ev-


cry sort, and standing out in
front of all this treasure, was
the right wooden shoe which
the boy had given to the little
vagabond, yes, and beside it,
the one which she had placed
in the chimney to hold the
bunch of switches.
As little Wolff, attracted by
the cries of his aunt, stood in
an ecstasy of childish delight
before the splendid Christ-
mas gifts, shouts of laugh-
ter were heard outside. The
woman and child ran out to
see what all this meant, and


behold! all the gossips of the(
town were standing iaroLind
the public fountain, What
could have happened? Oh, a
most ridiculous and extraor-
dinary things The children of
the richest men in the town,
whom their parents had
planned to surprise with the
most beautiful presents had
found only switches in their
shoes!
Then the old woman and
the child thinking of all the
riches in their chimney were
tilled with fear. But suddenly


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they saw the priest appear,
his countenance full of as-
tonishment. Just above the
bench placed near the door of
the church, in the very spot
where, the night before, a
child in a white garment and
with bare feet, in spite of the
cold, had rested his lovely
head, the priest had found a
circlet of gold imbedded in the
old stones.
Then, they all crossed


themselves devoutly, perceiv-
ing that this beautiful sleep-
ing child with the carpen-
ter's tools had been Jesus of
Nazareth himself, who had
come back for one hour just
as he had been when he used
to work in the home of his
parents; and reverently they
bowed before this miracle,
which the good God had done
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friends are wrong. They have
been affected by the skepti-
cism of a skeptical age. They
do not believe except they
see. They think that nothing
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a Santa Claus. He exists as
certainly as love and gener-
osity and devotion exist, and
you know that they abound
and give to your life its high-
est beauty and joy. Alasl how
dreary would be the world if
there were no Santa Claus.
It would be as dreary as if
there were no VIRGINIAS.
There would be no childlike
faith then, no poetry, no ro-
mance to make tolerable this
existence. We should have no


n sense
nal light
fills the
guished.
a Claus!


You might as well not be-
lieve in fairies You might
get your papa to hire men to
watch in all the chimneys on
Christmas Eve to catch San-
ta Claus, but even if they did
not see Santa Claus coming
down, what would that prove?
Nobody sees Santa Claus, but
that is no sign that there is no
Santa Claus. The most real
things in the world are those
that neither children nor men
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Virginia O'Hanlon and newsman Francis Pharcellus


"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8
years old.
"Some of my little friends
say there is no Santa Claus.
"Papa says, qf you see it in
THE SUN it's so.'


All minds, Virginia, whether
they be men's or children's,
are little. In this great uni-
verse of ours man is a mere
insect, an ant, in his intellect,
as compared with the bound-


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SUGGESTED BY ONE OF
MRS. CELIA THAXTER'S
POEMS
"Story-telling is a real
strengthening spirit-bath."-
Froebel.
Piccola lived in Italy, where
the oranges grow, and where
all the year the sun shines
warm and bright. I sup-
pose you think Piccola a very
strange name for a little girl;
but in her country it was not
strange at all, and her mother
thought it the sweetest name
a little girl ever had.
Piccola had no kind father,
no big brother or sister, and
no sweet baby to play with
and love. She and her mother
lived all alone in an old stone
house that looked on a dark,
narrow street. They were very
poor, and the mother was
away from home almost ev-
ery day, washing clothes and
scrubbing floors, and working
hard to earn money for her lit-
tle girl and herself. So you see
Piccola was alone a great deal
of the time; and if she had not
been a very happy, contented
little child, I hardly know what
she would have done. She had
no playthings except a heap of
stones in the back yard that
she used for building houses
and a very old, very ragged doll
that her mother had found in


the street one day.
But there was a small
round hole in the stone wall at
the back of her yard, and her
greatest pleasure was to look
through that into her neigh-
bor's garden. When she stood
on a stone, and put her eyes
close to the hole, she could
see the green grass in the gar-
den, and smell the sweet flow-
ers, and even hear the water
splashing into the fountain.
She had never seen anyone
walking in the garden, for it
belonged to an old gentleman
who did not care about grass
and flowers.
One day in the autumn her
mother told her that the old
gentleman had gone away, and
had rented his house to a fam-
ily of little American children,
who had come with their sick
mother to spend the winter in
Italy. After this, Piccola was
never lonely, for all day long
the children ran and played
and danced and sang in the
garden. It was several weeks
before tltey saw her at all, and
I am not sure they ever would
have done so but one day the
kitten ran away, and in chas-
ing her they came close to the
wall and saw Piccola's black
eyes looking through the hole
in the stones. They were a lit-
tle frightened at first, and did


not speak to her; but the next
day she was there again, and
Rose, the oldest girl, went up
to the wall and talked to her a
little while. When the children
found that she had no one to
play with and was very lonely,
they talked to her every day,
and often brought her fruits
and candies, and passed them
through the hole in the wall.
One day they even pushed
the kitten through; but the
hole was hardly large enough
for her, and she mewed and
scratched and was very much
frightened. After that the little
boy said he would ask his fa-
ther if the hole might not be
made larger, and then Piccola
could come in and play with
them. The father had found
out that Piccola's mother was
a good woman, and that the
little girl herself was sweet and
kind, so that he was very glad
to have some of the stones
broken away and an opening
made for Piccola to come in.
How excited she was. and
how glad the children were
when she first stepped into
the garden! She wore her best
dress, a long. bright-colored
woolen skirt and a white(
waist. Round her neck was a
string of beads, and on her
feet were little wooden shoes.
It would seem very strange to


us-would it not?-to wear
wooden shoes; but Piccola
and her mother had never
worn anything else, and never
had any money to buy stock-
ings. Piccola ,almost always
ran about barefooted, like the
kittens and the chickens and
the little ducks. What a good
time they had that day, and
how glad Piccola's mother was
that her little girl could have
such a pleasant, safe place to
play in, while she was away at
work!
By and by December came,
and the little Americans be-
gan to talk about Christmas.
One day, when Piccola's curly
head and bright eyes came
peeping through the hole in
the wall, and they ran to her
and helped her in; and as they
did so, they all asked her at
once what she thought she
would have for a Christmas
present. "A Christmas pres-
ent!" said Piccola. "Why, what
is that?"
All the children looked sur-
prised at this, and Rose said,
rather gravely, "Dear Piccola,
don't you know what Christ-
mas is?"
Oh, yes, Piccola knew it
was the happy day when the
baby Christ was born, and
she had been to church on
that day and heard the beau-


tiful singing, and had seen
the picture of the Babe lying
in the manger, with cattle
and sheep sleeping round
about. Oh, yes, she knew all
that very well, but what was a
Christmas present?
Then the children began to
laugh and to answer her all to-
gether. There was such a clat-
ter of tongues that she could
hear only a few of the words
now and then, such as "chim-
ney," "Santa Claus," "stock-
ings," "reindeer," "Christmas
Eve," "candies and toys." Pic-
cola put her hands over her
ears and said, "Oh, I can't
understand one word. You tell
me, Rose." Then Rose told her
all about jolly Santa Claus,
with his red cheeks anc. white
beard and fur coat, anc about
his reindeer and sleigh full of
toys.
"Every Christmas Eve,"
said Rose, "he comes down
the chimney, and fills the
stockings of all the good chil-
dren; so, Piccola, you hang up
your stocking, and who knows
what a beautiful Christmas
present you will find when
morning comes!" Of course
Piccola thought this was a
delightful plan, and was very
pleased to hear about it. Then
all the children told her of ev-
erv Christmas Eve they could
remember, and of the pres-
ents they had had; so that she
went home thinking of noth-
ing but dolls and hoops and
balls and ribbons and mar-
bles and wagons and kites.
She told her mother about
Santa Claus, and her mother
(continued on page 23)


Yes, Virginia,

There is a

Santa Claus
(continued from page 20)
can see. Did you ever see
fairies dancing on the lawn?
Of course not, but that's no
proof that they are not there.
Nobody can conceive or imag-
ine all the wonders there are
unseen and unseeable in the
world.
You may tear apart the ba-
by's rattle and see what makes
the noise inside, but there is a
veil covering the unseen world
which not the strongest man,
nor even the united strength
of all the strongest men that
ever lived, could tear apart.
Only faith, fancy, poetry, love,
romance, can push aside that
curtain and view and picture
the supernal beauty and glory
beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIR-
GINIA. in all this world there
is nothing else real and abid-
ing.
No Santa Claus! Thank
God! He lives, and he lives for-
ever. A thousand years from
now, Virginia, nay, ten times
ten thousand years from now.
he will continue to make glad
the heart of childhood.


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85th Latin American Fiesta Association Coronation


Sunday, December 16, 2012, the Latin American
Fiesta Association celebrated 85 years of service
with a throwback Sunday Afternoon Latin Mati-
nee Dance headlined by its annual coronation ball.
The celebration took place at the Temple Terrace
Golf and Country Club, where several members
of Tampa Bay's social clubs and dignitaries were


in attendance. Also among the honored guest were
Hillsborough County teachers, who were recog-
nized for their service. The Latin American Fiesta
Association crowned a new Queen, Autumn Gar-
rison, accompanied by her two countesses, Lauren
Campbell and Madison Spray. Congratulations to
the Queen and her court.


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Temple Terrace Mayor Frank Chillura
crownina Autumn Garrison


Representatives of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, Krewe of Venus, Springtime
Tallahassee &Tampa Steel


Gene & Joe Teston with daughters
Catalina &Anabeth


alie Simms &Ana Ramos


GFWC Temple Terrace Women's Club with president Mary Rose Owens &
Mayor of Temple Terrace Frank Chillura


Tampa Steel Erecting Company Corporate Sponsor Jeff& Julie Ames, Gina
Campoamor, Latin American Fiesta President Roseann Favata & Little Miss
Fiesta Montana McKniaht-Campoamor


Sant Tagos Durt Roariguez Ime
O'Mallaev-elect Anne Bartlett


Little Miss Fiesta Montana McKnight and mom Gina Campoamor, the -'
Hillsborough High School Class of 1962 & emcee Nan Norquist
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for those who choose not to consume alcohol.

Alcohol and driving are a deadly mix.
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don't drink and drive.


(continued from page 21)
seemed to think that perhaps
he did not know there was
any little girl in that house,
and very likely he would not
come at all. But Piccola felt
very sure Santa Claus would
remember her, for her little
friends had promised to send
a letter up the chimney to re-
mind him.
Christmas Eve came at
last. Piccola's mother hurried
home from her work; they had
their little supper of soup and
bread, and soon it was bed-
time,-time to get ready for
Santa Claus. But oh! Piccola
remembered then for the first
time that the children had
told her she must hang up her
stocking, and she hadn't any,
and neither had her mother.
How sad, how sad it was!
Now Santa Claus would come,
and perhaps be angry because
he couldn't find any place to
put the present.
The poor little girl stood
by the fireplace, and the big
tears began to run down her
cheeks. Just then her mother
called to her, 'Hurry, Piccola;


come to bed." What should
she do? But she stopped" cry-
ing, and tried to think; and in
a moment she remembered
her wooden shoes, and ran
off to get one of them. She put
it close to the chimney, and
said to herself, "Surely Santa
Claus will know what it's there
for. He will know I haven't any
stockings, so I gave him the
shoe instead."
Then she went off happily
to her bed, and was asleep al-
most as soon as she had nes-
tled close to her mother's side.
The sun had only just be-
gun to shine, next morning,
when Piccola awoke. With one
jump she was out on the floor
and running toward the chim-
ney. The wooden shoe was ly-
ing where she had left it, but
you could never, never guess
what was in it.
Piccola had not meant to
wake her mother, but this
surprise was more than any
little girl could bear and yet
be quiet; so she danced to the
bed with the shoe in her hand,
calling, "Mother, mother! look,
look! see the present Santa


Claus brought me!"
Her mother raised her head
and looked into the shoe.
"Why, Piccola," she said, "a
little chimney swallow nest-
ling in your shoe? What a
good Santa Claus to bring you
a bird!"
"Good Santa Claus, dear
Santa Claus!" cried Piccola;
and she kissed her mother
and kissed the bird and kissed
the shoe, and even threw kiss-
es up the chimney, she was so
happy.
When the birdling was tak-
en out of the shoe, they found
that he did not try to fly, only
to hop about the room; and as
they looked closer, they could
see that one of his wings was
hurt a little. But the mother
bound it up carefully, so that
it did not seem. to pain him,
and he was so gentle that he
took a drink of water from a
cup, and even ate crumbs and
seeds out of Piccola's hands.
She was a proud little girl
when she took her Christmas
present to show the children
in the garden. They had had
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(continued from page 23)
a great many gifts,-dolls that
could say "mamma," bright
picture books, trains of cars,
toy pianos; but not one of their
playthings was alive, like Pic-
cola's birdling.
They were as pleased as she,
and Rose hunted about the
house until she found a large
wicker cage that belonged to
a blackbird she once had. She
gave the cage to Piccola, and
the swallow seemed to make
himself quite at home in it at


once, and sat on the perch
winking his bright eyes at the
children. Rose had saved a
bag of candies for Piccola, and
when she went home at last,
with the cage and her dear
swallow safely inside it, I am
sure there was not a happier
little girl in the whole country
of Italy.
From "The Story Hour," by
Wiggins and Smith. Published
by consent of the authors and
also the publishers-Hough-
ton, Mifflin and Company.


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