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 Material Information
Title: Gaceta
Uniform Title: Gaceta
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: Spanish
Publisher: s.n.
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Cubans -- Florida
Hispanic Americans -- Florida
Italian Americans -- Florida
Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Ybor City
United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Tampa
Coordinates: 27.9564 x -82.4344 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
General Note: Director: Victoriano Manteiga, 1922.
General Note: Description based on: Ano 1, num. 119 (oct. 6 de 1922).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Resource Identifier: notis - ocm0144
oclc - (DLC)SN 96027460; 35126035
sobekcm - UF00028296_00902
System ID: UF00028296:00985

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byPTRC


County Commissioner Al Hig-
ginbotham is talking of running
for Mark Sharpe's countywide seat
in 2014 because he's term-limited
from running for his District 4 seat
again. There is starting to be talk
of who will run for Higginbotham's
East Hillsborough district.
Republican names being men-,
tioned are: Josh Burgin, who ran
against Mark Sharpe for County
Commission, former State Rep-
resentative Rich Glorioso, former
candidate for School Board Terry
Kemple, former candidate for State
Senate Ray Young and Brandon


businessman Ryan Odiorne.
Many Democrats are hoping
Mark Nash tries again.
*****
Julie Holt just celebrated her
20th anniversary as Hillsborough
County's public defender.
Every year, she improves her
office and its professionalism. She
saved taxpayers millions in her two
decades, while providing her poor
and indigent clients with passion-
ate and effective representation in
the courts.
. Ms. Holt has done her job, while
the State continues to choke her of-


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


fice and the rest of the court system
with insufficient resources.
Her award-winning office con-
tinues to seek ways to do its job
better. Ms. Holt recently told us
she suggests to her newer lawyers
certain private defense attorneys
to watch and sends them notes on


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when these attorneys are in trial.
Five ofher assistant public defend-
ers recently were in court at Holt's
urging to watch attorney Frank De
La Grana handle a difficult case.
She said the group learned a lot
about using style and patience to be
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Our A GACEA T
S91st VE S D D
Year .

ANO 91-NUMERO 2 VIERNES, 11 DE ENERO DE 2013 PRECIO: 50 CENTAVOS


On Friday June 14, 1974, the Hillsborough County Bar Association Established in 1896, the Hillsborough County Bar Association now
(HCBA) held its board elections. Pictured here are outgoing president boasts over 3700 members. The HCBA's mission is to inspire and
Ron McCall, in coming president Leonard Gilbert, master of ceremo- promote respect for the law and justice system through service to the
nies Judge Bob Mann and president-elect Ron Cacciatore. legal profession and to the community. (from the archives of La Gaceta)
1.11.13


El ,depor-te a! dia -'
Por Victor Sisa
USF cae ante Syracuse en la Big East
En un abarrotado Sun Dome, el equipo masculino de ba-
loncesto de USF cay6 ante los Naranjas de la Universidad de
Syracuse 44-55 el-pasado domingo, en la quinta temporada
consecutive en que los Bulls pierden ante el excelente combi-
nado neoyorquino, uno de los miembros fundadores de la Con-
ferencia Big East en 1979. Los Toros comenzaron muy bien,
alzandose con una ventaja de 17-7 sobre los Naranjas. Pero
los neoyorquinos borraron la brecha para terminar al frente en
la primera mitad con marcador de 30-23. South Florida logr6
acercarse peligrosamente 42-47 faltando seis minutes por ju-
gar, pero toda posibilidad de triunfo fue sofocada finalmente.
Ambos combinados a lo largo del partido mostraron'una pobre
(Pasa a la pigina 4)


A Libro Abjerto ileva un velo
negro- puesto mientras cami-
na entire montafias de duelo.
Por primera vez muere uno
de mis series mas queridos.
Duele, duele algo adentro
y la panacea es darle cur-
so al llanto, abrir la ventana
del dolor, para que un dia, o
una noche serena, finalice
esta avenida triste por donde
transit mi alma, y la de los
mios. No sd que duele mas, si


Libro

!Abierto


mi dolor o el que percibo en los
ojos de los que quedamos, en
esta dimension llamada vida.
Por si fuera poco, se que se
aproxima la partida de otros
series, aquellos que amo, aque-
llos que extrafio desde la dis-
tancia, aquellos que me ama-
ron y cuidaron de mi desde
mis primeros pasos. Es tan
s61o cuesti6n de tiempo. Re-
gres6 a la patria que me vio
nacer para encontrarme cara a


Por Manuela Ball
cara con un process indeteni-
ble: la vejez, la enfermedad y el
acercamiento inevitable hacia
la muerte, el final de un ciclo
(Pasa a la pigina 2)




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Actualidad d


America Lati


Rechazan en Turquia el despliegue

de missiles de la OTAN
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M6xico
Mexico ha recogido 1.282 armas a traves del program "iPor
tu familiar, desarme voluntario!", el cual ofrece ayuda econ6mica
a los ciudadanos que entreguen armas de fuego a las autori-
dades voluntariamente. Dicho reciente canjeo de armas es la
continuaci6n de la experiencia positive resultante del program
"Entrega voluntaria de armas de fuego", lanzado en ese pais en
2007. En la region de Tijuana, el gobiemo mexicano destruy6
800 armas de fuego que fueron entregadas a cambio de vales
de comida.
Brasil
En la carcel de Arapiraca, un gato fue 'detenido' por los
guardias cuando se disponia a entrar en el recinto portando un
paquete de herramientas para fugas y un telefono m6vil fijado a
su cuerpo con adhesive. El director de la penitenciaria, Anderson
Souza, explic6 que el felino habia sido criado y entrenado por
un grupo de reclusos que, aprovechando una vista familiar, lo
entregaron a sus parientes, los cuales lo 'equiparon' y dejaron
cerca del recinto para que el animal volviera solo al interior de la
prisi6n, que posteriormente fue enviado al Centro de Control de
Zoonosis de Arapiraca, ciudad localizada en el noreste brasilefio.
Argentina
El primer ministry britanico, David Cameron, dej6 claro el
pasado domingo que Reino Unido luchara para conservar las
Islas Malvinas y record las "fuertes" defenses militares que
protegen el archipielago. Por su parte, la Cancilleria argentina
rechaz6 mediante un comunicado las amenazas militaristas
de Cameron y conden6 "la agresividad de las palabras del
primer ministry britenico ratificando la denuncia realizada
por la Repiblica Argentina ante las Naciones Unidas sobre la
militarizaci6n del Atldntico Sur y la possible presencia de armas
nucleares introducidas por la potencia colonial". Cameron hizo
estas declaraciones dias despu6s de que la president de Argen-
tina, Cristina Femrnndez de Kirchner, acusara a Reino Unido de
colonialismo. Fernmndez afirm6 en una carta abierta a Cameron
que su pafs fue despojado de las Malvinas por la fuerza e inst6 a
Cameron a entablar negociaciones, petici6n que fue rechazada
por Londres.
Cuba
Los habanos prevalecen en la lista de los Top 10 (2012)
correspondiente a los mejores puros Premium del mundo,
confeccionada por el destacado especialista en tabaco y vinos
estadounidense James Suckling. El perito signific6 que fum6
puros maravillosos de Cuba el afio anterior, y luego de esas
catas consider6 que la calidad de'los habanos es excelente en la
actualidad. Entre los mejores puros Premium del mundo, ubic6
en primer puesto al Montecristo 520 Edici6n Limitada 2012;
seguido del Partagas Serie C No. 3 Edici6n Limitada 2012; y el
Cohiba Behike 56. En la afortunada lista, tambien aparecen Co-
hiba 1966 Edici6n Limitada 2011, Cohiba Piramide, Montecristo
No.2, y Humidor Trinidad Aniversario 40.
Colombia
La fiscalia colombiana decidi6 reabrir una investigaci6n prelimi-
nar contra el expresidente Alvaro Uribe por presuntos vinculos
con el paramilitarismo, inform este martes el representante legal
del exmandatario, Jaime Granados. La fiscalia habria tornado
la decision con base en los testimonios de dos exparamilitares,
recogidos y presentados por el congresista del izquierdista Polo
Democritico Altemativo, Ivan Cepeda. Cepeda, por su part,
calific6 la decision de la fiscalia como "el paso mbs important
de la justicia colombiana en el terrible caso de la parapolitica".
Republica Dominicana
El 66% de los dominicanos es partidario de que el expresidente
Leonel Fernmndez sea encausado en los tribunales por el deficit
fiscal que dej6 su administraci6n por un monto de .187 mil
millones de pesos, equivalentes a $4,734 millones de d61lares.
Manifestaciones, marchas y vigilias en reclamo del sometimiento
a la justicia de Femrnandez han efectuado organizaciones de la
sociedad civil, grupos populares, sindicales y profesionales.
Puerto Rico
La noche del 9 de enero fue una memorable para muchos en
Puerto Rico. Se confirm. que Antulio "Kobbo" Santarrosa, el
titiritero que por casi d6cada y media ha permanecido en la cima
de la television boricua con su personaje "La Comay", hizo lo que
tantos veian impossible: renunciar a Wapa TV. Trascendi6 que a
Santarrosa no le agradaron las nuevas condiciones que le impuso
la cadena a raiz de su baja de auspiciadores por presiones del
grupo Boicot a La Comay. Aunque se rumora que podria retomar
el program en otro canal.
Honduras
Municipalidades reclaman al president hondurefio Porfirio
Lobo el pago de 2,000 millones de lempiras. "Sefior Presidente,
en nombre de todos los municipios, le pedimos que de una vez
por todas deje de mentirnos,'ya por tercera vez se nos engafi6,
otra vez la designada presidential dofia Maria Antonieta nos
prometi6 450 millones de lempiras y tambi6n fue incumplida",
lament Jos6 Tejeda, alcalde de Cane, La Paz.


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Miles de personas salieron a las calls de la ciudad de Gaziantep, en Turquia, para pro-
testar contra el plan que tiene la OTAN de desplegar una bacteria de missiles en la zona
fronteriza con Siria. Durante la protest, los manifestantes corearon consignas contra la
presencia de fuerzas extranjeras en su ciudad, y expresaron su fuerte repudio al papel
que quieren jugar los Estados Unidos, Alemania y Holanda en el conflict turco-sirio.

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A partir del 1 de marzo, el Seguro Social solamente realizarA pagos electr6nicos.
El gobierno federal ha decidido eliminar los cheques impresos para todos los pro-
gramas de ayuda y pretend que la gente reciba pagos ya sea a traves de un dep6sito
director a una cuenta bancaria o mediante una tarjeta de debito en caso de que la per-
sona no tenga cuenta de banco. Puedes inscribirte o cambiar la manera de recibir tu
pago a dep6sito ingresando en la pigina http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/.
Tambien puedes solicitar en tu banco que se hagan los dep6sitos a tu cuenta. 0 si lo
prefieres puedes llamar al Seguro Social al 1-800-772-1213.


A

Libro

S-bierto


Por Manuela Ball


(Viene de la pagina 1)
y el principio de otro. He com-
prendido que despu6s de cier-
ta edad, no hay nada digno
en envejecer; la arena del re-
loj va en descenso y con ello
la enfermedad y el deterioro
progresivo del cuerpo donde
habitat nuestra alma eterna
y eterea. Con ello, arriba la
dependencia del anciano, es
decir, el process a la inversa:
la madre que cuid6 al hijo es
ahora la que necesita el cui-
dado del otro. No es facil... Y
afortunado sea el anciano o
el enfermo que tiene quien le
cuide. Concluyo, simple y IUa-
namente, que pasados los no-
venta, no hay belleza, ni cohe-
rencia, ni cuerpo que aguante
los infortunios de la fultima
edad. Es duro, muy duro. Fue
muy dificil despedirme de mi
amada abuela a sabiendas o
sin saber si esa seria la uhlti-
ma vez que la estrechaba en
mis brazos y.besaba su suave
frente. 6Me dira una vez mas:
"Dios te bendiga mi -hijita,
Dios te cuide y te acompahie
siempre", luego que le pida la


bendici6n? Solamente los _n-
geles lo saben.
Algo me qued6 muy claro.
Nada de just tiene la muerte.
Tampoco se trata de justicia
porque si de eso se tratase,
tampoco just seria la vida. Lo
cierto es, mi estimado lector,
que la muerte tiene su propio
itinerario y. el Creador tiene


sus propias razones, nos gus-
te o no, estemos de acuerdo o
no. Es asi, la vida y la muerte
son asi: pintoreteadas de ale-
grias y sufrimientos, con pin-
celadas de victorias y reveses,
coloreadas de amor y cruel-
dad, dibujadas de dulzura y
amargura.


Lo relevant es pregun-
tarse: 6que he hecho con mi
vida?, equ6 sembre?, equ6 deje
para mainana cuando no hubo
un mafiana?, 6qu6 di, qu6 re-
gale, qu6 entreguO?, qu6 era
realmente lo importante, 1la
familiar o la avaricia?, ,el amor
o el resentimiento?, equien fui
y que signifiqud para otros?,
6que puedo hacer hoy que no
hice ayer y que puedo comen-
zar a hacer que no hice en
afios?, ecuAles y quienes son
mis prioridades?, 6c6mo riego
las inigualables plants de la
familiar, el amor y la amistad?,
para qua?, vali6 la pena?.
Se despite A Libro Abierto,
navegando en las corrientes
profundas de la reflexi6n, pi-
diendole a la Fuerza Mistica
del Universo que me de se-
renidad para aceptar lo que
no puedo cambiar, el valor
para cambiar lo que si pue-
do, y la sabiduria para saber
distinguir la diferencia. Reci-
ba usted, mi estimado lector,
una brizna calida con aroma
a coco y una luna llena color
naranja.


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"El Diablo" llega al Raymond James EVENTOS EN A BAHIA

iA d6nde ir esta semana!


"Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam" ilega al Raymond James Stadium de Tampa para
dos nuevos especticulos, el 19 de enero y el 2 de febrero. En la funci6n del 2 de fe-
brero se estrenari una camioneta nueva llamada "El Diablo". Los faniticos tuvieron
la oportunidad de votar por este vehiculo, y seleccionarlo como el ganador en honor
al Mes de la Herencia Hispana. J.P. Ruggiero es el audaz conductor de "El Diablo",
quien deleitari a grandes y chicos haciendo piruetas en el aire a velocidades asom-
brosas, mientas crea la magia y derrocha la energia de una acrobacia atrevida cuy-
os niveles de dificultad original admiraci6n en el ptiblico. Los primeros "monster
trucks" surgieron como una atracci6n secundaria a los especticulos de carreras de ar-
rastre de tractores organizadas en Estados Unidos. Pero eso ha cambiado. Hoy en dia
estos impresionantes vehiculos realizan lo indecible en los estadios y lugares donde
se presentan. Todo aficionado que asista al event tendrn la oportunidad de conocer
a las estrellas del espectaculo, las cuales firmaran aut6grafos. Adjuntamos una maqu-
-eta del carro nuevo, que aim no ha hecho su debut en la pista del Monster Jam.


Feria Estatal de la Florida

honra a Maruchi Azorin


Los comit6s asesores his-
panos y afroamericanos de las
Autoridades de la Feria Estatal
de la Florida (The Hispanic
and The African American
Advisory Committees of the
Florida State Fair Authority)
reconocen y honran a hom-
bres y a mujeres hispanos/
as y afroamericanos/as que
han sobresalido en el estado
de Florida.
Fueron elegidos para la
Galeria de la Fama del Comit6
Hispano Consultivo de la Feria
Estatal de la Florida de 2013
el Dr. Israel "Ike" Tribble,
por la comunidad afroameri-
cana y Maruchi Azorin, por
la comunidad hispana. Los
homenajeados seran honrados
en la ceremonia y presentaci6n
que tendrd lugar el sabado, 9
de febrero de 2013 en la Feria
del estado de la Florida.
Maruchi Azorin es funda-
dora y duefia de Villa Rosa,
una de las tiendas de espe-
cialidades mas exitosas de
Tampa. Antes de establecer
su propio negocio en 1984, fue
analista de investigaci6n de la
Corporaci6n de Jim Walter,
especializdndose en mercad-
eo international y previsi6n
econ6mica.
Oriunda de Cuba, la sefiora
Azorin emigr6 a Estados Uni- .
dos con su familiar en 1960. Se
gradu6 con altos honors de
la Universidad de la Florida y
desde muy temprana edad se
distingui6 por sus numerosas
virtudes civicas y talent.
La homenajeada fue presi-
denta por tres afios de la di-


rectiva del Museo de Ciencia
e Industria (MOSI), el centro
mas grande de ciencia en el
sur de Estados Unidos, el cual
cuenta con mas de 300 mil
metros cuadrados.
Asimismo, presidi6 el Con-
sejo Consultivo Hispdnico de


la Alcaldia de la Ciudad de
Tampa por ocho exitosos affos.
Fue la primera mujer hispana
en servir en la Junta Directiva
y el Consejo Ejecutivo de la
"Greater Tampa Chamber of
Commerce" en 1992. En dicha.
c&mara sirvi6 tres afios adi-
cionales. Ha integrado igual-
mente numerosos comites,
organizaciones civicas en pro
del bienestar de la comunidad
de Tampa.
La nueva integrante de la
Galeria de la Fama ha ob-
tenido numerosos premios y
reconocimientos de servicio
por su participaci6n en obras
caritativas, incentivada siem-
pre por una honda vocaci6n
de ayudar y servir al pr6jimo.
Hasta ella lleguen nuestras
mas sinceras felicitaciones.


Almuerce con una escritora famosa
La organizaci6n Amigos de la Biblioteca del condado de
Hillsborough da la bienvenida a Debra Dean, autora de la nove-
la premiada por la casa editorial del New York Times, The Ma-
donnas of Leningrad, y una nueva novela, The Mirrored World,
de la series Four Seasons Author Series. Este almuerzo se llevard
a cabo el viernes, 11 de enero a las 12 del mediodia en el Uni-
versity Club, Piso 38 del edificio One Tampa City Center en el
centro de Tampa. El Book Reporter dice sobre el libro The Mi-
rrored World, "... Dean brillantemente reconstruye y reinventa
la vida de Santa Xenia, una de las mas veneradas y misteriosas
figures religiosas de Rusia, en una obra ricamente descriptive
y estimulante de la ficci6n hist6rica que relata la transforma-
ci6n asombrosa de una ninfa privilegiada en una santa amada-
por los pobres". Los boletos cuestan $30 por un almuerzo y
$100 por una suscripci6n a cuatro almuerzos consecutivos. Es
necesario reservar con antelaci6n. Para reservaciones o-mas
informaci6n, usted puede llamar a los Amigos de la Biblioteca
al 813-273-3616 o enviar un correo electr6nico a fourseasons-
luncheon@gmail.com.
"JUEVES BOHEMIO"
Bohemian Ultra Lounge present cada otro jueves su espec-
tdculo "JUEVES BOHEMIO". El pr6ximo event se efectuard
el 24 de enero, desde las 8:00 p.m. en adelante. Disfruta de
una bella noche de tertulia, dentro del marco de un ambiente
exclusive de elegancia, buen gusto y amistad, compartiendo
y disfrutando de fabulosos artists, poetas, canto, muisica de
cuerdas, chistes, risa y sandunga. Entre los artists locales
que participan del "JUEVES BOHEMIO" sobresalen Luis Al-
fonso (Lual), Carlos Rodriguez, H6ctor Ruiz, Guillo y Marina,
Boris Cabarcas, Maria Isabel Granda, Glendis, Maria Elena y,
muchisimos mas que hacen las delicias de la noche. Direcci6n:
3310 W.Spruce St. Esquina Lincoln. Tampa, Fl 33607. Para
mas informaci6n, llame al 813-915 8495.
Fiestas de Octavitas de Puerto Rico
La traditional fiesta de Octavitas de Puerto Rico se celebrara
el sabado, 26 de enero de 2013, en el Rancho Las Palmas (5909
Hardfort St., Tampa, FL 33619). Habrd grupos musicales, pre-
sentaciones en vivo y delicias culinarias. Entrada general: $5
y los nifios entran gratis. Mas informaci6n se dard a conocer
pr6ximamente.


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ALQUILER DE CANOAS
AHORA DISPONIBLE
Aquellos que visiten el par-
que regional Alderman's Ford
ahora pueden alquilar canoas
para explorer este paisajisti-
co lugar de una manera dife-
rente. Se ofrecen cuatro horas
de alquiler por $25. La tarifa
de entrada al parque es de $2
por vehiculo, transportando
hasta ocho personas, y $1 por
cada persona adicional. S61o
se aceptan pagos en efectivo,
cheques y cheques de viajero
en este moment. El parque
Alderman's Ford esta abier-
to los siete dias de la semana
desde las 8 a.m. a las 6 p.m.
durante los meses de invier-
no. Se encuentra localizado en
el 9625 Canoe Launch Loop
en Lithia, es el s6ptimo de los
parques del condado de Hills-
borough que ofrece alquileres
de canoas y kayaks. Otros par-
ques son:
Edward Medard Regional
Park, 6140 Edward Medard
Parkway en Plant City.
E. G. Simmons Park, 2401
19th Ave., N.W. en Ruskin.
Lake Park, 17302 N. Dale
Mabry Hwy. en Lutz.
Lithia Springs Regional
Park, 3932 .Lithia Springs Road
en Lithia.
Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E.
Fletcher Ave. en Tampa.
HAZTE INDEPENDIENTE
Centro para una vida in-
dependiente valiendose por si
mismo. Se ofrece ayuda a per-
sonas con discapacidades a vi-
vir lo mas independientemente
possible; servicios provistos sin
cost alguno, incluyendo ayu-
da con vivienda, preparaci6n
para empleo, equipos, trans-
portaci6n, consejeria, y opor-
tunidades de recreaci6n y so-
ciales.
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(813) 375-3965
Oficina de Plant City:
(813) 707-7328

PROGRAM "BRIGHT
BEGINNINGS"
La prevenci6n de bajo peso
al nacer, mortalidad infantil y
la promoci6n de salud duran-
te el primer afio de vida, han


formado la base principal de
los servicios y apoyo del pro-
grama Bright Beginnings en el
Condado de Hillsborough.
Desde el ailo 1998, Bright
Beginnings ha expandido sus
recursos para ayudar a los
nifios y a sus families. Hoy
a trav6s de asociaciones di-
namicas con la comunidad,
Bright Beginnigs ofrece:
Programs de visits al ho-
gar para mujeres embarazadas
y mujeres que estan criando a
sus hijos, incluyendo a j6ve-
nes.
Estabilidad familiar y pro-
gramas exitosos dirigidos a los
logros escolares de los nifios,
asi como tambien desarrollo de
trabajo y cursos de alfabetiza-
ci6n financiera para adults.
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(Viene de la pigina 1)
ofensiva, lo que explica el
bajo marcador final. "Tuvi-
mos gran apoyo del piblico,
pero nos quedamos cortos",
indic6 el entrenador de USF
Stan Heath.
Los Angeles Clippers
continian arrasando
Los Angeles Clippers, con
Chris Paul a la cabeza 27
puntos y 9 asistencias es-
tablecieron una marca de la
franquicia al conseguir su
duodecima victoria seguida
como locales tras su triunfo
el sabado, 5 de enero, 115-89
sobre los Warriors de Golden
State. Los Angeles encabe-
zan la Conferencia Oeste con
27 victorias y ocho derrotas,
medio juego de ventaja sobre
Oklahoma City y San Anto-
nio.


Chris Paul anot6 27
puntos e hizo nueve
asistencias en el partido
del domingo
Los Clippers habian gana-
do 17 partidos al hilo una
marca para el equipo an-
tes de perder en Denver y en
Golden State, y luego derro-
taron"el viernes 107-102 a
los Lakers. Su otra fructifera
racha ganadora como locales
fue en 1978-79.
En otros resultados, el ar-
gentino Manu Gin6bili regis-
tr6 19 puntos y Tony Parker
afiadi6 20 y los Spurs de San
Antonio vencieron 109-86
el sabado-a los 76ers de Fi-
ladelfia. En una jomada de
grandes emociones, Eric Gor-
don encest6 una canasta de
tres puntos cuando faltaban
4.7 segundos por terminar el
tiempo extra y los Hornets de
Nueva Orleans se impusieron
el sabado por 99-96 a Dallas
y asi colgaron un velo oscuro
sobre los Mavericks en su pri-
mer juego con Dirk Nowitzki
en la formaci6n' regular. En
un partido del domingo, Le-
Bron James ahot6 24 puntos
y el Heat de Miami super a
los Wizards de Washington
99-71.
Venezolano Vasquez
clave en el equipo de
New Orleans
El base venezolano Greivis
Vasquez con el equipo de los
Hornets de Nueva Orleans,
y el escolta argentino Manu
Gin6bili siguen relumbrando
en la NBA. Vasquez se dis-
tingui6 en los tiros a canas-
ta y fue un factor clave en la
victoria de los Hornets en un
partido, en casa, decidido en
tiempo extra, por 96-99 sobre
los Mavericks de Dallas, que
tuvieron el estreno del alero
alemdn Dirk Nowitzki en su
inicio de temporada como ti-


El venezolano Greivis
Vasquez sigue en ascenso
como la espuma en la NBA
tular.
El caraquefio fue el lider
en el ataque al encestar 25
tantos, calificdndose como
uno de los jugadores primor-
diales dentro del combinado
de los Hornets. Vasquez jug6
41 minutes, anot6 11 de 18
tiros de campo, incluidos 3
de 6 triples, logr6 siete rebo-


tes, nueve asistencias y recu-
per6 un bal6n.
ePresenta Pacquiao
signos de Parkinson?
El president de la Asocia-
ci6n de Hospitales Privados
de Filipinas, Rustico Jim6nez,
se manifest preocupado por
la salud del pugilista Manny
Pacquiao. En entrevista a una
estaci6n radial en Filipinas, el
neur6logo afirm6 que "a pesar
de que sus reflejos son rdpi-
dos, me di cuenta del movi-
miento en sus manos. Parece
que hay sefiales tempranas de
Parkinson". Luego agreg6, "si
piden mi opinion, quizas es
tiempo de que nuestro h6roe
national, Manny, se retire".








Manny Pacquiao neg6
rumors de que
experiment sintomas
precoces del mal de
Parkinson
Si bien, Pacquiao, que dis-
fruta vacaciones con su fami-
lia y consejero Michael Konz
en Israel, se mostr6 sorpren-
dido e inc6modo con las de-
claraciones de Jimenez. El
pol6mico pagil filipino y su
consejero han negado rotun-
damente las afirmaciones del
galeno. Pacquiao asevera que
se ha hecho dos examenes
rigurosos completos de su
cabeza, el primero en Las Ve-
gas y el otro en su pais natal
el pasado -12 de diciembre, y
goza de perfect salud.
Messi gana su cuarto
Bal6n de Oro al hilo
Por cuarta vez consecutive
Lionel Messi gana el Bal6n
de Oro al mejor jugador del
afio de la FIFA y se convierte
en el jugador que mas veces
ha ganado este galard6n en
la historic del fatbol. "Es in-
creible lograr este premio otra
vez y mas el cuarto y seguido.
Impresionante. Quiero com-
nartirlo con mis comoafieros


El astro argentino
Leo Messi ha demostrado
ser superior a todos
sus rivals
del Barcelona, sobre todo con
Andr6s [Iniesta]. Es un orgullo
estar al lado tuyo hoy", decla-
r6 el actual fen6meno mun-
dial del balompie. Con este
resultado, Messi supera la
marca de los holandeses Jo-
han Cruyff y Marco Van Bas-
ten, y el frances Michel Plati-
ni, quienes ganaron el Bal6n
de Oro en tres ocasiones. En
el 2012, la "Pulga" se convirti6
en el miximo goleador en la
historic del Barcelona y bati6
el record de tantos anotados
en una temporada de la Liga
de Campeones. Ademds, hizo
el mayor nfimero de goles en
un afio natural al romper la
marca de los 85 anotados por
Torpedo' MUiller en 1972.


Hallan muerto al hijo
del propietario de
los Clippers
El hijo de Donald Sterling,
propietario de los Clippers de
Los Angeles, fue encontrado
muerto en Malibi, California,
segin fuentes oficiales de ese
estado. Scott Sterling, de 31
afios, fue hallado sin vida,
cerca de la medianoche del
miercoles, 2 de enero, a orillas
del expreso Pacific Coast.


Scott Sterling, hijo del
propietario de los Clippers
de Los Angeles, Donald
Sterling (en la foto) fue
hallado muerto en Malibu
El portavoz de la Comisaria
de Los Angeles, Steve Whit-
more, declar6 que "su familiar
y amigos levaban un par de
dias sin saber de el". La cade-
na CNN sefiala que la muerte
fue posiblemente ocasionada
por una sobredosis. Sin em-
bargo, la familiar Sterling ha
emitido un comunicado en el
que expresa que el fallecido
era diabetico. "Nuestro hijo
Scott mantuvo una larga y
dura lucha contra la Diabetes
Tipo 1". Los resultados de las
pruebas toxicol6gicas aun no
han sido revelados.
Logra Serena Williams
su primer titulo
del 2013
La tenista estadounidense
Serena Williams conquist6 el
sdbado, 5 de enero, su primer
titulo del afio al vencer en la


El deported al dia


Williams ha ganado 35 de
sus iiltimos 36 partidos
Con un haber victorioso
estupendo en sus uiltimos en-
cuentros, Williams exhibi6 un
tenis de altura para aplastar
a su contrincante. "Siempre
siento que no se c6mo jugar
cuando me enfrento a Sere-
na", reconoci6o Pavlyuchenko-
va, que lleg6 a perder siete
juegos seguidos hasta' que
puso el 3-1 en el segundo set.
Williams ha ganado 35 de sus
ultimos 36 partidos, en una
racha impresionante que in-
cluye la medalla de' oro en los
Juegos Olimpicos de Londres
asi como los titulos de Wim-
bledon, el US Open y el Cam-
peonato de la WTA. -
Nadal se disculpa
e m


Nadal, todo un caballero
El tenista espafiol Rafael Na-
dal se disculp6 hoy ante las
autoridades de ese deported en
Catar por su ausencia en el
Torneo de Doha.
Seguin Al Khelaifi, presi-


final, del torneo de Brisbane,
a la rusa Anastasia Pavlyu-
chenkova por 6-2 y 6-1. La ex-
n-dmero uno del mundo, terce-
ra clasificada, necesit6 menos
de una hora para apuntarse el
premio mayor nimero 47 de
su exitosa carrera, en la que
ha ganado ademds 15 trofeos
de Grand Slam.


Russell Wilson gener6 187
yards y un touchdown
Russell Wilson super en
el duelo de. quarterbacks no-
vatos a Robert Griffin III y los
Seattle Seahawks salieron vic-
toriosos de la Ronda de Como-
dines al eliminar por 24-14 a
los Redskins. Seattle logr6 su
primer victoria en postem-
porada como visitante desde
1983.
iAlabama campe6n!










A.J. McCarron besa el
trofeo de la BCS
La Crimson Tide de Alaba-
ma gan6 el lunes el Discover.
BCS National Championship
por segunda vez consecutive,
ante unos Fighting Irish de
Notre Dame algo deslucidos.
El partido estuvo todo el tiem-
po del lado de Alabama, hasta
una ventaja de 35 puntos.
Ya casi al finalizar el parti-
do Notre Dame anot6 14 pun-
tos y Alabama otros 7, llegan-
do a ser el marcador final 42
a 14. Nuestras mds sinceras
felicitaciones a todos los j uga-
dores en general.


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dente de la Federaci6n de
Tenis, el popular jugador le
habia dado una satisfacci6n
por no concurrir al certanien
debido a un virus estomacal.
'Eliminan los Seattle
Seahawks a los
Redskins









Iriznas C-ulturales

" por Leonardo Venta


Recuento literario del 2012


Ya esta aqui el aflo nuevo,
y como quien intenta 11evar de
la mano a este inquieto ado-
lescente-siglo de trece afios,
tantearemos algunas espira-
ciones del jadeo literario con
que nos sacudi6 el 2012.
En los diversos rincones
literarios del mundo se con-
memor6 el centenario del
natalicio de Virgilio Pifiera
(1912-79), poeta, narrador,
traductor, ensayista y drama-
tureo. eloria de las letras la-


El 2012 pestafieo el
centenario del natalido del
poeta y dramaturgo cubano
Virgilio Pifiera
tinoamericanas y universales.
En La Habana se realize
la puesta en escena de Argos
Teatro de Aire frio, uno de los
textos fundamentals de Pifie-
ra y de la dramaturgia cubana
de todos los tiempos. El Fes-
tival Internacional de Ballet
de la capital cubana del 2012,
dedic6 una funci6n conmemo-
rativa y various estrenos coreo-
graficos en su honor. Alicia
Alonso coreografi6 "La des-
trucci6n de danzante", inspi-
rada en el poema. hom6nimo
de Pifiera, con mfisica de Hec-
tor- Villa-Lobos. Ademds, se
estren6 "Virgiliando", obra de
Ivan Tenorio, inspirada en "La
isla en peso", el filtimo poema
que escribi6, asi como "Yo es-
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y la. pared". El coloquio in-
ternacional <(Pifiera tal cuals,
tuvo lugar en La Habana, con
la.participaci6n de mds de 30
investigadores, academicos y
estudiosos de Cuba y el ex-
tranjero. Miami tambien ce-
lebr6 el natalicio del gran es-
critor y dramaturgo con una
jornada teatral y otros actos.
FUNDARTE y la Universidad
de Miami prqsentaron "Un Fo-
gonazo Teatral del Absurdo:
Primer Festival Internacional
del Teatro de Virgilio Pifiera".


Un chlno, MO Yan, es el
Nobel de Literatura 2012
El escritor chino Mo Yan fue
el nuevo Nobel de Literatura.
Segiln la Academia: Sueca el
premio le fue otorgado por su
-capacidad para combinar "los
cuentos populares, la historic
y la contemporaneidad con un
realismo alucinante". Merced
a su novela Sorgo rojo, adap-
tada al cine en 1987 por el
notorio director Zhang Yimou,
el laureado es uno de los mas
famosos escritores de China.
Por otra parte, la Academia
recomienda la lectura de su
obra Las baladas del ajo (Kai-
las, 2008). El argumento fluc-
tria entire sublevaciones de
campesinos y la represi6n es-
tatal china. En medio del caos
florece un mensaje de amor
y pureza. Esta novela de Mo
Yan es un canto a la beldad
que mitiga un poco el realis-
mo estremecedor del regimen
opresivo que denuncia.-


El Cervantes 2012 fue
para Jos6 Manuel
Caballero Bonald


El premio mis prestigio-
so de las. letras espafiolas, el
Cervantes, recay6 este 2012
en el poeta espafiol Jose Ma-
nuel Caballero Bonald, a sus
86 afios, como reconocimien-
to a toda su obra. De madre
francesa y padre cubano, el
jerezano se alz6 finalmente
con el lauro despues de "cin-
co sucesivas votaciones", en-
tre alrededor de veinte candi-
datos. El estilo de Caballero
Bonald se caracteriza por un
e1xico pulido y un singular ba-
rroq4ismo .
"Me habria puesto mas
content hace dos o tres
afios", confess a TVE, ademAs
de sentir una "cierta desaz6n"
porque un compafiero de ge-
neraci6n como Juan Goyti-
solo, y Martin de Riquer, no
hayan sido los ganadores de
un premio que consider se
merecen tanto como el.


Philip Roth, Premio
Principe de Asturias
El escritor estadounidense
Philip Roth cuyos "persona-
jes, hechos, .tramas confor-
man una compleja vision de
la realidad conterriporinea,
que se debate entire la raz6n
y los sentimientos, como el
signo de los tiempos y el des-
asosiego del presente, segmin
el jurado recibi6 el Principe
de Asturias de las Letras 2012.
El autor de Pastoral americana
o La conjura contra America es
el cuarto premiado de naciona-
lidad estadounidense. En 2002
recibi6 el galard6n Arthur Mi-
ller, Susan Sontag en el 2003
y Paul Auster en el 2006.
FMOW^K n L~AT


Alvaro Pombo recibe el
Nadal 2012
La 68 edici6n del Premio
Nadal, el galard6n por excelen-
cia en la historic de la novela
espafiola, recay6 en el escritor
santanderino Alvaro Pombo
con El temblor del heroe. La
trama del libro se apoya en la
experiencia que vive un profe-
sor universitario jubilado, que
es testigo de un suceso, del
cual se vale el narrador para
reflexionar sobre el tema de la
indiferencia. Pombo esta con-
siderado por los especialistas
como uno de los renovadores
del realismo subjetivo, cuyas
narraciones, detras de una
aparente sencillez, rebosan
humor, costumbrismo y un
rico simbolismo influido por
los cldsicos de la filosofia y la
literature.


El suefio del nuevo Premio
- Planeta, Lorenzo Silva, "es
que entire Madrid y
Barcelona no haya nunca
otra linea divisioria"
Por otra part, el madrilefio
Lorenzo Silva gan6 la 6 ledici6n
del Premio Planeta, instituido
en 1952, y sin lugar a duda el
mejor dotado (600.000 euros)
de las letrias castellanas por la
novela La marca del meridiano.
La misma revela el duelo entire
una sociedad corrompida y el
amor. Ambientada en la Cata-
lufia actual, la trama examine
al ser human ante la incerti-
dumbre moral, los demonios
internos y la disyuntiva de las
inextricables e insoslayables
decisions. Silva, que muestra
un especial interns por el cine,
ha trabajado como guionista
cinematogrdfico, ademas de te-
h ner en su haber el important
Premio Nadal del afio 2002.
El escritor argentino Leopol-
do Brizuela fue galardonado
con el Premio Alfaguara de
Novela 2012, por la obra Una


Leopoldo Brizuela gan6
por mayoria el Premio
Alfaguara de Novela 2012
misma noche, en la dual el au-
tor revive el tema de la dicta-
dura military argentina en la
d6cada de los setenta. Es una
novela de suspense que des-
cubre el rol de los ciudadanos
en fricci6n con las formas mAs
despiadadas y secrets del po-
der. Reflexiona asimismo sobre
el temor con relaci6n a la opre-
si6n, el intimismo, la incerti-
dumbre y los subterrdneos la-
berintos de la crueldad.
El sacerdote nicaragiAense
Ernesto Cardenal obtuvo el







El poeta nicaragiiense
Emesto Cardenal, Premio
Reina Sofia 2012
Premio Reina Sofia de Poesia
Iberoamericana 2012. Es, se-
gun el poeta Luis Antonio de
Villena, portavoz del Jurado,
"un escritor comprometido que
refine una gran cantidad de re-
gistros y poemas cosmog6nicos
de gran calidad, un autor que
no podia faltar a este premio".
Cardenal que comparti6
con Thomas Merton en un mo-
nasterio trapense estadouni-
dense, recibi6 una suspension'
a divinis en 1985 por la jerar-
quia eclesiAstica, y la repri-
menda pfiblica del Papa Pablo
VI por su compromise con la
teologia de la liberaci6n es c6-
lebre adem&s por su "Oraci6n
por Marilyn Monroe" (1965), y
su vasto poema "Cantico c6s-
mico" (1989), donde a pai-tir
del misticisnio de San Juan de
la Cruz, sustituye los discur-
sos tradicionales de la lirica
mediante el uso y la superpo-
sici6n de elements de discipli-
nas no literarias.
El Reina Sofia tiene como
objetivo reconocer el conjunto
de la obra de un autor vivo que
.por su valor literario constitu-
ye una aportaci6n relevant al
patrimonio cultural .comfln de
Iberoamerica y Espafia.
El Premio Biblioteca Breve,
que otorga anualmente la im-
portante editorial Seix Barral,
a una novela inedita en lengua
castellana, fue a manos de Ja-


Javier Calvo, ganador del
Premio Biblioteca Breve
de Seix Barrral
vier Calvo, por raz6n de su na-
rraci6n El jardin colgante. -
"La Espafia de la Transi-
ci6n, en una geometria fan-
tasmag6rica. Sindicalismo y
servicios secrets se entrecru-
zan en juego de duplicidades y
desdoblamientos; la inevitable
inverosimilitud de lo real se
convierte en alegoria, y el arte
de narrar configura un inven-
tivo mosaic de identidades.
Dominio del ritmo, personajes
magistralmente delineados
y un brillante tono par6dico


configuran una gran novela",
es lo que dijo el jurado sobre
esta obra irreverente con la
* que Javier Calvo se apuntala
como uno de los narradores
mas destacados de la Espafia
actual.
A su vez, el Pulitzer 2012
de literature de ficci6n que-
d6 desierto por primer vez
desde 1977. Ninguno de los
tres finalists fue considera-
do merecedor de compartir la
tradici6n de luminarias como
Ernest Hemingway, William
Faulkner o John Updike.
El Pultizer a la mejor obra
de ficci6n ha quedado desier-
to en siete ocasiones, inclu-
yendo la edici6n de 2012. El
premio comenz6 a concederse
en 1948, y el primer autor en
recibirlo fue James A. Miche-
ner, con su novela Cuentos
del Pacifico Sur. Hemingway lo
obtuvo en 1953, con El viejo y
el mar y Faulker en dos oca-
siones, en 1955 y 1962, por
Una fdbula y La escapada,
respectivamente.
Ademds de las 14 catego-
rias periodisticas, el Pulitzer
de poesia recay6 el pasado afio
en Tracy K. Smith, por Life in.
Mars; en dramaturgia, Quia-
ra Alegria.Hudes triunf6 con
Water by the spoonful. En- no
ficci6n: el de historic fue otor-
gado a Mannning Marable por
Malcom X: a life of reinvention;
el de biografia, a John Lewis
Gaddis por el libro George F.
Kennan: an American life; y
el de no ficci6n general, se le
concedi6 a Stephen Green-
blatt por The swerve: how the
world became modern.
En cuanto. a las siempre
lamentables p6rdidas, recor-
damos con tristeza la muerte
de Carlos Fuentes, el 16 de
mayo de 2012, a los 83 afios
de edad.
Fuentes, reconocido inte-
lectual y escritor mexicano,
.obtuvo los premios Cervantes,
R6mulo Gallegos y el Prin-


Carlos Fuehtes nos dijo
adi6s el pasado 2012
cipe de Asturias, y entire sus
obras sobresalen La region
mds transparent, .Aura, Terra
nostra y La muerte de Artemio
Cruz.
El director de la Real Aca-
demia Espafiola, Jose Manuel
Blecua, apunt6 que figuress
como la suya son muy difici-
les de sustituir en un momen-
to de transici6n como este. Se
van los grandes y no se ve en
el horizonte quienes le susti-
tuyan".
Otro grande que se nos fue
este 2012 es el catalan. Car-
los Pujol. Doctor en Filosofia








Carlos Pujol falleci6 en
Barcelona a los 75 afios
y Letras, fue miembro del Ju-
rado del Premio Planeta desde
1972, ejerci6 la critical litera-
ria, realize numerosas tra-
ducciones en verso de gran-
des poetas; public libros de
poesia, asi como novelas (la
fltima de ellas Los fugitives,
de 2011), cuentos, ensayos,
biografias, aforismos y vidas
de santos. "Fue un hombre
con sentido de la independen-
cia y la libertad que siempre se
mantuvo al margen de las mo-
das y de los politicos", sefial6
el hijo del fallecido, tambien
llamado Carlos Pujol.,


LA GACETA/Viernes, 11 de enero de 2013/Pagina 5







Autoridades cubanas listas para

iniciar nueva Politica Migratoria


que estin da-
das las condi-
ciones para la
entrada en vi-
gencia de las
normas juridi-
cas referidas a
la actualizaci6n
de la political
migratoria pre-
vista para el
pr6ximo 14 de
enero.
De acuerdo
( con las nuevas
regulaciones,
las solicitudes
de pasaporte
podrdn ser
El gobierno cubano tiende a flexibilizar realizadas en
Slas leyes migratorias las ofidinas del
Carn6 de Iden-
La. Direcci6n cde Inmi- tidad y Registro de Poblaci6n,
graci6n y Extranjeria (DIE) de asi como de Inmigraci6n y Ex-
Cuba dio anunci6 este lines tranjeria del pais.


La ultima riormativa, di-
fundida el pasado 16 de octu-
bre, incluye la eliminaci6n del
procedimiento de solicitar per-
miso de salida para los viajes
al extranjero y del requisito de
la carta de invitaci6n.
Esa misma normativa ex-
tendi6 de 11 a 24 meses el
tiempo permitido de per-
manencia fuera del pais sin
perder el estatuto de ciudada-
no resident y posibilita la
salida de menores de 18 afios
previa autorizaci6n de sus pa-
dres o representantes legales.
En el caso de los emigra-
dos, podran visitar la isla
por hasta 90 dias, 60 mis
de los fijados anteriormerite,
ademds de que se amplian las
causes de la repatriaci6n en
casos como los que dejaron
Cuba por razones humani-
tarias.


Alfredo Scaglioni, del

artist para el mundo


"TANGO 1" por Alfredo Scaglioni
Oleo sobre lienzo 50 x 35 cm


Por Dinorah Rivas
Creo. firmemente que
todo tiene una raz6n de ser.
Una cosa conduce a la otra,
y somos la madeja que el
destino anuda por los cami-
nos de la historic. Precisa-
mente, gracias a ese hado,
conoci a Alfredo Scaglioni.
Hace algunos afios, una
parienta argentina, Beatriz
Fontela Curani, buscando
eslabones perdidos de su
primer apellido, me hall en
un sitio ciberntico de Ge-
nealogia, acaecimiento que
nos ha.llehado de satisfac-
ci6n, familiaridad y afecto.
Un dia, Beatriz me envi6
un mensaje invit&ndome
a ver unas pinturas "on-
line" que yo encontr6 fasci-
nantes, y, asi se lo express
a Scaglioni, el artist, que
ademds es un prestigioso S
arquitecto urbanista de
amplisimo curriculo, en el
que resaltan.trabajos de es-
cenografia para una produc-
tora de cine. Este pintor ha
logrado conquistar la admi-
raci6n del mis exigente pfi-
blico que articula el lenguaje


"DINORAH" por Alfredo
Scaglioni Oleo sobre lienzo -
65 x 46 cm- 01/2012
del 5to Arte, exhibiendo sus
obras con xito en destaca-
das galerias de Argentina y
Espafia, entire otras.
Scaglioni, agradecido por
mi elogio, busca datos de mi


persona en Internet hasta
encontrarse con una foto-
grafia donde encarno a un
personaje important de
una de las obras cumbres
de Federico Garcia Lorca,
"La Casa de Bernarda Alba".
Imagen que impresiona a su
genio artistic y lo mueve a
plasmarme en el lienzo.
Mds que en retribuci6n
de su amable gesto, sino
mas bien seducida por su
arte, comparto con ustedes
la sensibilidad de un artist
que en su expresi6n valo-
riza los paisajes y las cos-
tumbres populares, dandole
una gran vistosidad a los
colores\vivos y rominticos,
a la luz... y una sensaci6n
de movimiento real, preciso
en sus lines y curvaturas
arquitect6nicas.
Ademds del retrato que
tan amablemente me ha
realizado, incluyo otra- im-
presionante pieza de su co-
secha, "Tango 1", que le
11evardn a usted, amigo lec-
tor, a disfrutar aun mas de
la gran maestria artistica del
maestro Alfredo Scaglioni.


Desde mi escritorio
Por Arturo R. Rivera

Acercamiento de Estados

Unidos a Venezuela


"Roberta Jacobson, subsecretaria para el Hemisterio
Occidental del Departamento de Estado, confirm que el
vicepresidente Nicolas Maduro, de Venezuela, convers6
con ella".


Mientras la salud del presi-
dente Hugo Chavez parece
deteriorarse en Cuba, ha sa-
lido a la luz p-iblica una infor-
maci6n en la cual el gobierno
de Estados Unidos confirm
que se han mantenido contac-
tos, por altos funcionarios de
la administraci6n Obama, con
el vicepresidente venezolano,
Nicolds Maduro.
Asi, la portavoz del De-
partamento de Estado, Vic-
toria Nuland, inform que el
acercamiento esta promovido
por ambas parties con el fin
de normalizar las relaciones
diplomaticas. Nuland des-
cart6 que se est6 tratando
de influenciar en un possible
traspaso de poderes, en la
eventualidad que el presi-
dente Chavez se incapacite, o
muera, pero advirti6 que toda
transici6n debia ser constitu-
cional. Serial6 ademds, que
no hay una soluci6n hecha
.en Estados Unidos para la po-
sible transici6n de Venezuela.
Eso le corresponde a los vene-
zolanos decidirlo. Tambien,
Nuland afiadi6 que estdn
dispuestos a conversar sobre
various temas y repiti6 que
cualquier transici6n o suce-
si6n debe ser constitutional y
decidida por los venezolanos.
El embajador venezolano
ante la Organizaci6n de
Estados Americanos, Roy
Chaderton, lleg6 a reunirse
recientemente con Ricardo
Zlfiiga, responsible para


America Latina en el Con-
sejo de Seguridad Nacional
de la Casa Blanca. Roberta
Jacobson, subsecretaria para
el Hemisferio Occidental del
Departamento de Estado,
confirm que el, vicepresi-
dente Nicolas Maduro, de
Venezuela, convers6 con ella.
Entre los asuntos tratados
esti el regreso a Venezuela de
la agencia que lucha contra
la droga, "Drug Enforcement
Agency". Tambiih, se confia
en el intercambio de emba-
jadores por ambos paises.
La portavoz del Departa-
mento de .Estado, Victoria
Nuland, dijo que han con-
versado con venezolanos del
espectro politico, al igual que
lo hacen con todos los paises
del mundo. Los Estados Uni-
dos pretend mantenerse al
margen de cualquier lucha
interno- en los sectors de
poder del chavismo.
La posici6n official de Es-
tados Unidos es el favorecer
que la Constituci6n vene-
zolana sea respetada, ante
posibles intentos chavistas
de utilizar la Corte Suprema
para aplazar la fecha en que
Chavez deberia tomar pos-
esi6n, ya que la Constituci6n
dispone hasta el 10 de enero
para esto.
Esperemos que las relacio-
nes diplomiticas entire am-
bos paises se normalicen, ya
que hay intereses comunes
para las dos naciones.


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"La tematica del arte debe
consistir en el hombre y sus
problemss.
Siqueiros
El pintor mexicano David
Alfaro Siqueiros naci6 en Chi-
huahua en 1898 y muri6 en
Cuernavaca en 1974. Es figu-
ra cimera, junto a Diego Rivera
y Jose Clemente Orozco, del
muralismo mexicano. Moteada
por su radicalismo politico,
su pintura aun6 la tradici6n
popular mexicana con las
espiraciones del surrealismo
y el expresionismo europeos.
Se code con los miembros
del movimiento artistic de
vanguardia en Europa. Alli
conoce a Diego Rivera, con
quien estudia la pintura al
fresco en Italia. Durante su
estancia en Espafia en 1921
redacta un manifiesto defen-
diendo la tradici6n precolom-
bina e indigena y la creaci6n
de un arte que refleje los
problems sociales.
Su novedosa obra de
caracter eminentemente mon-
umental pone en prActica
teorias sobre el plano, el es-
pacio y la perspective para un
espectador en movimiento.
Su arte se caracteriza por los
tonos extremados, el dramatis-
mo, la robustez de las figures y
la audacia del color en funci6n


Siqueiros:-Autorretrato (
Acrilico. 81 x 61 cm. Cole
privada
de una tematica revolucionaria
acorde con sus ideas marx-
istas. Durante su estadia en
Nueva York (1936-37) experi-
menta con nuevos materials,
como los sint6ticos, y en el
cultivo del expresionismo ab-
stracto. En la ciudad que no


duerme estableci6 un
taller, conocido como
"Estudio experimen-
.. tal de Siqueiros", por
donde pas6 Jackson
Pollock.
En ese taller se real-
izaron parte de los pre-
4 parativos de la Huelga
General de 1936 por
la Paz y el desfile del
Primero de Mayo. El
joven Jackson Pollock
acudi6 al taller y ayud6
en la construcci6n de
carrozas para el desfile.
Seguin investigacio-
nes de la especialista
Irene Herner, fue de
Siqueiros que Pollock
aprendi6 el "action
painting" y el "drip-
ping", estilos con los
cuales se dio a conocer.
En la obra de
Siqueiro sobreabun-
(1961). dan las metdforas ide-
cci6n ol6gicas, cobijadas
generalmente bajo el
firmamento del sur-
realismo. Su pintura mural es
substancialmente combative y
de dimensions espectacula-
res, entire las que destaca "La
Marcha de la Humanidad",
del Palacio de Congresos de
Ciudad de Mexico, la cual
concluy6 en 1971.


David Alfaro Siqueiros, el gran muralista


El mural alrededor del cual gira la historic, no es
comin en la producci6n de Siqueiros. "Es -inico por
su forma y por su temitica, ya que tradicionalmente el
pintaba temas politicos y sociales y en este caso realize6
un ejercicio er6tico o plAstico", sefial6 Eduardo Guitima,
uno de los restauradores del mismo.


Sin6psis
El filme recrea la estancia
en Buenos Aires del mura-
lista mexicano David Alfaro
Siqueiros, quien en los afios
treinta pint6 un mural en dicha
ciudad. Un triangulo amoroso
irrumpe en la vida del pintor.
Acerca de la pelicula
El filme, ganador de nueve
premios y ocho nominaciones,
refleja un episodio de la histo-


ria de Siqueiros que el expe-
rimentado director argentino
Hector Olivera retoma con gran
destreza. "Son personajes muy
atractivos y complejos porque
no tienen una linea de conduc-
ta coherente", ha sefialado el
realizador.
La cinta sera transmitida
por Cinelatino, sin cortes co-
merciales, el domingo, 13 de
enero a las 11:00 p.m.


ARIES: del 21 de marzo al
20 de abril
Tu propia evoluci6n surgira
de las nuevas experiencias.
Tus ideas entraran en pro-
ceso de cambio. Te sentirds
empujado por un sentido de
la individualidad mas fuerte
que en el pasado. Busca a la
suerte, d6jate llevar por tu ol-
fato y no por las apariencias.
En cualquier caso vas a poder
expresar toda tu vitalidad.
Recuerda que lo esencial es
invisible para los ojos.
TAURO: del 21 de abril al
.20 de mayo
Es probable que te sien-
tas algo pesimista y un poco
extrafio(a), ya que estas
desconcertado(a). Eres una
persona perspicaz e intuitiva.
Sin embargo, cuidado con
asumir cosas que no has com-
probado. Las generalizaciones
usualmente nos conducen al
error. Si miras hacia adentro
y buscas de Dios las cosas
cambiaran completamente a
tu favor esta semana. Dios es
el iunico que puede cambiar tu
destino. Confia en El.
GEMINIS: del 21 de mayo
al 20 de junio
Podras consolidar tus pla-
nes y esfuerzos durante el
2013 y seras capaz de alcan-
zar lo que has ambicionado.
Las posiciones planetarias
te ayudarAn. a alcanzar tus
metas en la vida. Se abriran
nuevos caminos para que
consigas tus ideales. A pesar
de tu buena estrella, procura
actuar desde un punto de vis-
ta prActico y conseguiras un
estilo de vida mejor que el de
afios anteriores.
CANCER: del 21 de junior
al 22 de julio
Tus objetivos estan en ma-
nos del Altisimo y seras capaz
de atravesar tormentas, pisar
fuego y lidiar con serpientes de
la mano de tu Dios. No olvides
que las verdaderas metas en
la vida deben ser espirituales.
Ora y busca el rostro de Dios,
y veras como tu suerte cambia.
No-censures, no te deprimas,
despu6s de la tormenta viene
la calma. No olvides que es
mejor dar que recibir.
LEO: del 23 de julio al 23
de agosto
Ama y seras amado(a), per-
dona y seras perdonado(a),


Del 11 de enero al 18 de enero de 2013
el que busca encontrara. No
desmayes que tu Dios esta
contigo como fuerte guerrero
defendi6ndote. Si practices la
paz y el amor con el pr6jimo,
seras recompensado(a) con
bendiciones. La vida es un
viaje y en ese viaje debemos
aprovisionarnos de buenas
obras y fe para llegar al final
colmados de gracia divina.


Ilustraci6n "Capricomio",
exclusive para La Gaceta,
por Pavel Antequera
VIRGO: del 24 de agosto
al 23 de septiembre
No hay obstaculos e im-
pedimentos que el j-usto no
pueda superar. Mira hacia
el cielo siempre y piensa que
eres un ser important para
el Creador. Las restricciones y
limitaciones que crees padecer
te las han impuesto otros y tdu
te las has creido. La felicidad
no viene basada en cosas ma-
teriales ni en la fama ni en el
6xito, sino en la paz y el amor,
regalos que s61o Dios otorga.
Aferrate al Dador de vida y
te sentiras reconfortado(a) y
optimista.
LIBRA: del 24 de
septiembre al 23 de octubre
Con los negocios exitosos
en la vanguardia mayor, 2013
marca un buen comienzo para
los nativos de Libra. TendrAs
que tomar decisions concre-
tas y conseguiras un objetivo
bien definido sobre sus valo-
res. No importa cuanta cai-ga
de trabajo tengas, seguro
encontraras algfin moment
exclusivamente para tus series
cercanos y queridos. .
ESCORPIO: del 24 de
octubre al 22 de noviembre
Siempre se puede mejo-
rar como ser human. Dios
quiere que cultives los dones
espirituales que ha puesto en
ti. No descuides la fe ni las


buenas obras. La recompensa
de la virtud sera aqui en esta
tierra y en la vida postrera. La
caridad, el amor y la pureza
de espiritu seran medicine
para tus huesos. Mant6n las
promesas que has hecho. No
te desanimes, que tu Dios esta
contigo.
SAGITARIO: del 24 de no-
viembre al 23 de diciembre
Examinalo todo y reten lo
bueno. No creas todo lo que te
dicen. En estos tiempos hay
muchos engafladores que pien-
san con el est6mago. Rod6ate
de buenas amistades. Las
malas compafias afectan las
buenas costumbres. Practice
la prudencia y la austeridad.
No hable mas de lo que debes.
Ama y perdona, esa es tu con-
signa para el afio que recien
comienza.
CAPRICORNIO: del 24 de
diciembre al 20 de enero
Si te hieren perdona. Paga
mal con bien. No hagas nada
esperando recompensas terre-
nales. El mayor regalo es un
espiritu en paz. No murmures.
Compadecete del mas necesi-
tado. No te lamentes de tus
problems. Recuerda que hay
otros mas desdichados que tu.
Ayudando a otros olvidards
tus propias tristezas y dolores.
ACUARIO: del 21 de enero
al 19 de febrero
Recuerda que el que much
habla, much se equivoca;
callar a tiempo es de sabios.
El imprudente habla mal de
su amigo; el prudent guard
silencio. La respuesta amable
calma la ira; la respuesta vio-
lenta enciende el conflict. Si
hablas, hazlo para edificar,
para alentar, para perdonar.
PISCIS: del 20 de febrero al
20 de marzo
No temas sufrir. A trav6s del sufri-
miento serds mas humilde, te da-
rds cuenta de tu propia fragilidad
y limitaciones. Aprenderas a tener
compasi6n por otros. Soportards
con mas entereza la crudeza de la
vida. Madurards. SabrAs mirar a
trav6s del oscuro tunel en espera
de un rayo de luz. Admiraras a
otros que han vencido pruebas
mayores.
Psiquica Mentalista
Lectura de la baraja espafiola
Citas: (786) 306-9692
armoniatv@yahoo.com


Noticias de Inmigraci6n
Director de Inmigraci6n de Caridades Cat6licas
Por Jos6 Fern6ndez

Entran en vigor nuevas regulaciones que
afectan a la denominada "Ley del castigo"
Pregunta: Me llamo Eusebio y soy mexicano. Soy ciudada-
no estadounidense desde hace un afio. Mi esposa y mis dos hi-
jos, de 19 y 20 afios, viven conmigo en este pais por dos afios.
Mi familiar ha permanecido en EE.UU. esperando a que las leyes
de inmigraci6n sean nias favorables a personas sin papeles. El
Departamento de Inmigraci6n anunci6 un nuevo cambio que
beneficiary a los familiares de ciudadanos estadounidenses y
deseo saber sobre el asunto.
Respuesta: Inmigraci6n anunci6 el 2 de enero un nuevo cambio
del perd6n para conyugues, padres e hijos menores de ciudadanos
americanos que han entrado indocumentadamente a este pais y que
necesitan hacer un process consular en sus passes de origen. Este
cambio les permitird solicitar sus perdones por correo antes de. salir
a sus entrevistas en sus paises. Por ende, la familiar no se separard y
no se tomardn riesgos ya que la solicitud se podrd mandar por correo a
Inmigraci6n antes de salir a la entrevista en el consulado americano en
su pais de origen. El trdmite fuera de EE.UU. dura una semana, mien-
tras se procesan las huellas digitales, el examen m6dico y la entrevista.


B Rincon Poetico


"R6quiem por Antonio"
Por Antonio Venta
Antonio Fernandez no
muri6
lo mat6 el olvido de la ven-
tana asolada
donde pas6 cautivo los
meses tristes de su primera
muerte
y sea nuestro arrepen-
timiento el p6stumo homenaje
a su memorial
como sea el castigo de mi
came
no probar mas came que
la de mi mano
Dios me perdone esta vora-
cidad de sarc6fago
Antonio FernAndez se
march solito
a recorrer las esperas del
difunto
se fue a dormir al pizarr6n
de los pobres
a completar la lista de las
nuevas pestes
Te creia eterno como una
piedra y te has partido
silencioso entire los dedos
de estas manos terrible
destructoras que poseo
y no se si corisiga conso-
lar al destino que me uso de
puerta
para abrir tCi entrada mar-
ginada al infinite
Yo no puedo llorarte con
aIgrimas de frio
s6lo con rios de sangre
amordazada te padezco
y las amargas vastedades
de este oficio


Antonio Venta,
poeta cubano
narrarAn los signs ver-
daderos de tu muerte
Tui merecias mas que esas
-cuatro coronas funebres que
compraron
no para honrarte, viejo
caido
no por amarte, viejo bor-
racho
sino para expiar las leves
faltas del apellido
Se que querran matarte con
el polvo
floricida formicida
de los afios
pero les izar6 tu nombre
arrebujado de ceniza
como un palido estandarte
acontecido
a tu naufragio
Antonio Fernandez
abuelo Antonio
tus dias pasaron
y los nuestros pasardn
desde este dia
en que hemos puesto la
tapa a tus histories


LA GACETA/Viernes, 11 de enero de 2013/Pagina 7


"El mural de Siueiros"







Jose Marti y Vene2
Por Leonardo Venta Entre el joven Marti y el
El Marti universal llev6 su anciano Cecilio Acosta, poe-
canto libertario tanto a la dis- ta venezolano de pensamien-
tante Europa como a la mas to liberal y uno de los mas
cercana America. Le tom6 fuertes critics del president


12 largos dias su
viaje de Nueva York a
Venezuela. Al llegar a
Caracas, en enero de
1881, dirigi6 primero
sus pasos cansados
y elev6 su alma en&r-
gica hacia la estatua
de Sim6n Bolivar. Alli
dialog6 con la efigie
en amoroso soliloquio,
que mas tarde evo-
caria en su revista
para nifios La Edad
de Oro:
"Cuentan que un
viajero lleg6 un dia a
Caracas at anochecer,
y sin sacudirse elpolvo
del camino, no pre-
gunt6 d6nde se comia
ni se dormia, sino c6mo
se iba a donde estaba
la estatua de Bolivar. Y
cuentan que el viajero,
solo con los drboles
'altos y olorosos de la
plaza, lloraba frente a
la estatua, queparecia
que se movia, como-
cuando a un padre se
le acerca un hijo".
En Venezuela
llevaba el pan a. su
mesa como professor
de francs y literature
en dos colegios, a la
vez que ofrecia su tal-


ento como columnist
en el peri6dico La Opini6d Na-
cional. Escribiendo para esa
publicaci6n, proyect6 y lleg6 a
publicar su Revista Venezolana,
de la cual s6lo circularon dos
numeros, en julio de 1881.
En la misma exalt6 la figure
de Miguel Pefia, diputado y pres-
idente de la Asamblea que cre6
la Gran Colombia, entire otras
honorabilidades. "Aquel lidiador
audaz que asi movia la espada
como la pluma dice Marti sin
que la pluma fuera mas extrafla
a sus manos que la espada [...]
merece presidir, en aposento de
bronce, los destinos de la ciudad
que 61 supo hacer tumba de re--
alistas, fortaleza de derechos y
cuna de republicanss.


"[..,] jpero a Venezuela, como a toda i
America, a nuestra Am6rica desinte:
la hemos de querer y de admirar sin 1
porque la sangre que dio por conqui
libertad ha continuado dindola por
varla!" Jos4 Marti


* de la repilblica Antonio Guzmdn
Blanco, emergi6 una pronta
identificaci6n basada en el-
evados ideales de justicia y
patriotism
A raiz de la muerte de Acos-
ta, Marti le dedica un sentido
ensayo en su Revista Vene-
zolana: "Ya est6 hueca y sin
lumbre, aquella cabeza altiva,
que fue cuna de tanta idea
grandiosa; y mudos aquellos
labios que hablaron lengua tan
varonil y gallarda; y yerta, junto
a la pared del ataild, aquella
mano que fue siempre sost6n
de pluma honrada, sierva de
amor, y al mal rebelde".
La calurosa exaltaci6n a
Cecilio Acosta, dict6 la prevista





Beneficios de la hoja de

Noni para la salud


zuela
sentencia sobre Marti de per-
sona no grata a las altas esferas
del gobierno venezolano. El
ap6stol cubano tuvo que re-
gresar a Estados Unidos, donde
estableci6 su centro de
acci6n revolucionaria
por la independencia
de Cuba.
Desde Nueva York,
durante agosto de
1881 ajunio de 1882,
envi6 valiosas cr6nicas
a La Opini6n Nacional
." ,. de Venezuela, en las
."- que, con la firma de
M. de Z., comentaba
no s6olo los acontec-
imientos de la vida
norteamericana, sino
ademds reflejaba la
actividad intellectual
y political de Europa.
Al mismo tiempo que
esas cr6nicas, Marti
enviaba notas sin fir-
mar sobre historic, le-
tras, biografia, curiosi-
dades y ciencias, agru-
padas bajo el titulo
H"Secci6n Constante".
En junio de 1882,
cesaron las colabora-
ciones de Marti a La
Opinion Nacional. La
causa, la. explicaria el
nuestra mas universal de los
resada, cubanos tres afios
imites, despu6s en una misiva
star la a su amigo Manuel Mer-
ar cado, fue la de que era
Conser- "condici6n para contin-
uar aquella labor, que
consintiese en alabar
en ella las abominaciones de
Guzman Blanco".
Hijo de la America de Bolivar,
Marti se arrebuj6 siete hist6ri-
cos meses de calor y entusi-
asmo bajo el cielo venezolano.
Del amor que despert6 en 61 esa
hermosa tierra, dej6 testimonio
su amorosa pluma:
."[...] De America soy hijo; a
ella me debo. Y de America, a
cuya revelaci6n, sacudimiento y
fundaci6n urgente me consagro,
6sta es la cuna; ni hay para la-
bios dulces copa amarga; ni el
dspid muerde en los pechos va-
roniles; ni de su cuna reniegan
hijos infieles. Dome Venezuela
en qu6 servirla: ella tiene en mi
un hijo".


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utilizaron sus propiedades
en el tratamiento de las mas
disimiles afecciones, tanto
ingerida por via oral como
en forma de ungfientos y
fricciones.
Los extractos de la hoja de
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cancerosas, asi como con-
tiene B-sitosterol, que puede
disminuir los niveles altos de
cholesterol.
Las hojas de esta plant
medicinal tambi6n son ricas
en diversas vitamins y mi-
nerales y poseen altos con-
tenidos de f6sforo, hierro,
calcio, magnesio, vitamin
E, vitamin KI y niacina
Ad6mas, son ricas en diver-
sas vitamins y minerales y
poseen altos contenidos de
f6sforo, hierro, calcio, mag-
nesio, vitamin E, vitamin
K1 y niacina.
Como tomarlo:
Agregue un sobre de t6
de Noni a 2 litros de agua
hirviendo, apague el fog6n
y deje reposar el cocimien-
to durante 3 minlutos, luego
cuelelo y t6melo, caliente o.
frio, 5 tazas diarias.
Recuerde consultar a su
medico antes de ingerir cual-
quier medicine traditional o
natural.


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~1 ionih na siao muy promoviao para un enorme rango
de valiosos usos








"Remembranza de los


Tres Reyes Magos"


Fallece el actor cubano

Armando Roblan


Una de las mejores y mis hilarantes caracterizaciones de
la figure de Fidel Castro fue la del actor Armando Roblan


"La Adoiaci6n de los Magos" es uno de los iltimos trabajos del italiano Andrea
Mantenga. Consiste en una tempera sobre madera, despojada estilisticamente
de elements anecd6ticos, donde prepondera la monumentalidad escult6rica de
las figures. El estilo sensorial y cromatico, con sombras detalladas que contrastan
magistralmente con la iluminaci6n, patentiza la influencia de la Escuela veneciana
cultivada por artists como Giovanni Bellini, "Giambellino", cufiado de Mantenga.
Las cabezas de Maria, el Niflo y el rey en primer termino trazan una diagonal
hacia donde se dirigen todas las miradas de los personajes para vigorizar la sensaci6n
de conjunto. El retoque minucioso.de los pliegues y el trabajo en los rostros de los
Magos testifican el influjo del estilo flamenco.


Por Dinorah Rivas
Aimn recuerdo aquellos dias
de mi nifiez que con tanta
ilusi6n esperaba la llegada de
"Los Tres Reyes Magos". iHan
pasado.ya tantos afios desde
mis fltimos Reyes!....
Que si se volvian hdrmigui-
tas y entraban por algun agu-
jero de la puerta mientras dor-
miamos. Y qu6 emocionante
confirmar que verdaderamente
los camellos se habian devo-
rado toda la hierba que les
habia dejado la noche ante-
rior en una caja cerca de mi
cama. Y Melchor, Gaspar y
Baltasar, se habian tornado
todo el chocolate caliente con
churros, que mi abuelita les
habia cocinado, pues llegaban
con much hambre y agotados
despues de un viaje muy largo
y pesado..
iQue poco nos dur6 esa
candorosa alegria a los nifios
cubanos! iQue pronto nos ob-
ligaron a crecer!
Y hoy me cuentan que no
queda en mi patria un nifio
que los conozca ni espere; que
no hay- juguetes, -ni-ilusi6n-;
que les cambiaron los suefios
por opresiones y que ya no se
adora al Nifio Dios.
Ma.s sin embargo, cada seis
de enero renace ese niflo en mi
y a los pies de un iluminado ar-


bolito que resplandece sobre el
pesebre, dejan sus regalos de
amor los Tres Reyes Magos... Y
con ellos, la remembranza de
un pasado inolvidable y feliz.
Y te pregunto, mi hermano
cubano: eA ti te pasa lo mismo
que a mi? 6Amninlos recuerdas
0... ya los olvidaste?
Carta a los Reyes Magos
Ya casi olvidaba mandarles
mi carta y espero que no sea
tarde. Pues...en .estos iltimos
afios, he aprendido muchas
cosas y en especial en el pasado
afio 2012.
Primero... Que sabe uno
donde estd, pero no donde ter-
minaremos.
Que el trabajo, aunque te
esfuerzes, nunca se acabard.
Que la habilidad de cami-
nar, correr y brincar, no la
valoramos hasta que la per-
demos.
*' Que afin existen esos
series raros y casi extintos los
cuales llamamos amigos... mis
amigos.
Animo para lo que. les
tocardf pasar otro afio de des-
-dichas y desventuras.
Realidad para los que
viven en las nubes.
Suefios para los que viven
en la realidad.
'* Risas para los que han
olvidado reir.


Llanto para aquellos que
han olvidado que el Ilorar
limpia el alma y nos hace hu-
manos.
Deseos para los que se
han olvidado de ellos; suerte
para los que la han tenido y no
soportarian perderla.
Esperanza para los que
siguen viviendo de ella.
Vida para los que no se dan
cuenta que la est&n viviendo.
Amor para los que todavia
no saben ni conocen su sig-
nificado.
Amistad para aquellos que
nunca han tenido la dicha de
saborearla.
Libertad para los que su-
fren el yugo de la esclavitud.
Ahora les pido individual-
mente para todos mis buenos
hermanos,... si, hermanos......
Gaspar: A ti te pido que
segamos unidos por la coope-
raci6n y que siempre nos aten
los nudos de la fraternidad.
Melchor: A ti te pido que
seamos gobernados por la
leyes del amor y que la justi-
cia siempre reine en nuestros
.. pensamientos.
Baltasar: a ti te pido que
el bien sea de nuestra defense
cuando nos ataque el mal y
que s6lo seamos esclavos de
nuestros deberes y amigos de
nuestras virtudes.


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El gran comediante cubano
Armando Roblin falleci6 el
miercoles, 9 de enero, en horas
de la madrugada en su casa de
Coral Gables, a los 81 afibs,
como consecuencia de urin lin-
foma del que venia padeciendo
desde hacia various afios.
Francisco Armando Rodri-
guez Blanco era famoso por su
labor en el teatro, la radio, la
television y el cine en Cuba y
en el exilio, donde, entire otros
muchos personajes, caracteriz6
a Fidel Castro, hasta el extremo
de que lo confundian con el
gobernante cubano. Cre6 tam-
bi6n personajes como l afiito,
El indio y El chino, entire otros,
que populariz6 en el program
Sabado Gigante, de la cadena
Univisi6n.
Natural del habanero pueblo
Bejucal, desde muyjoven com-
bin6 la actuaci6n con la pin-
tura, discipline esta fltima que
estudi6 en la select Escuela
de San Alejandro. Sus bellos
paisajes cubanos fueron exhi-
bidas en galerias de arte de Mi-
ami, Nueva York y Los Angeles.
Roblan se inici6 como actor
haciendo imitaciones en un


program de aficionados cuyo
animador era el pionero de la
television Gaspar Pumarejo.
Llegaron a alcanzar renombre
sus caracterizaciones de Mau-
rice Chevalier, Nat King Cole,
Bola de Nieve, Chan Li Po,
Liberace y el declamador Luis
Carbonell, entire otras figures.
Fue Rey del humor en los
escenarios de la Calle Ocho de
Miami. Lo amaban en Puerto
Rico, Repuiblica Dominicana,
PanamA, y en cualquier otro si-
tio donde lo vieran actuary son-
reirle a la vida, transmiti6ndole
a otros ese humor contagioso
que s6lo dominant los grandes
de las tablas.'
A pesar de su innegable
vis c6mica, tambi6n fue actor
dramftico. Residi6 en Panama,
Puerto Rico y Texas, hasta que
finalmente, a falta de su Cuba,
hizo de Miami su hogar. La
desaparici6n fisica de Roblan
es una irreparable perdida para
el exilio cubano y para el teatro
en general.
Le sobreviven su- esposa
Gloria Lau Rodriguez, sus hijos
Priscilla, Orlando y Armando, y
sus cinco nietos.


DIBITBAIRIO SEMANI LAT INII


Prudencio Vallejo Jr.,
falleci6 a los 69 afios. Le so-
breviven su esposa Joan, sus
hijos Prudencio III junto a su
esposa Tracy, y Joseph junto a
su esposa Adrienne, asi como
sus .nietos Prudencio Aden,
Allie, Alexander y Charlotte.
Llegue hasta esta familia:nues-
tra miAs sincera condolencia.
Deborah Lee Dodds-
Fernindez, falleci6. Le so-
breviven familiares y amigos.
Rhonda J. Barrera, falleci6
a los 52 afios. Le sobreviven su
esposo Esnelido Sr., sus hijos
Esnelido Jr., Bridget, Catrina,
Vanessa, various hermanos, asi
como once nietos.
Lawrence W. Garay,
falleci6 a los 56 afios. Le
sobreviven su madre Petra
V., sus hijas Lynette Marie y
Michelle Ann, sus nietas Ga-
briele y Elisa, asi como su tio
Ivan Ramos.
Michael A. Copertino,
falleci6 a los 84 afios. Le so-
breviven sus hijos Michael y


Rosanne, su hermano Nicho-
las, 5 nietos y un bishieto.
Mary Demarco, falleci6
a los 61 anfos. Le sobreviven
familiares y amigos.
Shirley A. Demonaco,
falleci6 a los 50 afios. Le so-
breviven su esposo James,
sus hijos Joseph, Derek y
Jammie, cuatro nietos, asi
como familiares y amigos.
Alicia Diaz, falleci6 a los
88 afios. Le sobreviven su hijo
Tomni y sui hija Debra.
Marion Randazzo, falleci6.
Le sobreviven familiares y
amigos.
Romeo A. Cumba, falleci6
a los 75 afios. Le sobreviven
familiares y amigos.
Fernando Guti6rrez Jr.,
falleci6 a los 45 afios. Le so-
breviven familiares y amigos.
Julia Mae Harrell Juncal,
falleci6 a los 84 afios. Le so-
breviven familiares y amigos.
Porfirio C. Salgado, falleci6
a los 84 afios. Le sobreviven
familiares y amigos.


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^ good friends. People we've known
SCfor years. Folks who've entrust-
S ed their family members to our
care. So we always give every-
one our personal attention.
Because we feel,"in our
business, everything
is personal".


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L1 La Pig*Arw wrutrn
ldiGUEP ANISAL


SII pistacchio, questo frutto
dall' aroma molto special
e che viene impiegato molto
nell'industria dei dolciumi,
viene prodotto in larga parte
nelle terre che circontano la
Citta' di Bronte in Sicilia.
Con il pistacchio oltre a
fare determinati dolciumi si
ottiene anche il famoso gelato
al pistacchio.

p.-
,so "*H


Concorreranno la terra e le
sciare dell'Etna, la tempera-
tura o il portainnesto, le tra-
dizioni di coltura tramandate
da padre in figlio, fatto e che
la pistacchicoltura brontese, a
differenza dei prodotti di pro-
venienza americana o asiatica,
in massima parte con semi di
colore giallo, produce frutti di
alto pregio, molto apprezzati e
richiesti nei mercati etiropei e
giapponesi per le dimension
e l'intensa colorazione verde.
II pistacchio brontese 6
dolce, delicate, aromatico.
Soprattutto e unico.
Fra le varie quality coltivate
nel Mediterraneo e nelle Ame-
riche possiede color e quality
organolettiche che ne fanno
un unicum in tutto il mondo
con un suo sapore soave che
i frutti prodotti altrove non
hanno. ,
_Viene apprezzato'nei merca-
ti italiani ed esteri per 1'origi-
nalit& del gusto e 1'adattabilitA
in cucina e in pasticceria;
E' usato nell'industria dol-
ciaria sopratutto per pre-
parare torte, paste, torroni,
mousse, confetti, gelati, e
granite, ma e squisito anche
nei primi e second piatti o
arancini; e utilizzato anche
nella preparazione degli insac-
cati (ottimo nelle mortadella e
nelle soppressate) e nel settore
cosmetico.
A Bronte se ne raccolgo-
no oltre' 30 mila quintali e,
quello con guscio (la "tigno-
sella") si vende a circa 18,00/


20,00 euro al chilo e a38,00/
40,00 quello senza guscio
("sgusciato").
Una ricchezza di qudsi 15
milioni di euro che rappresen-
ta poco pifi dell'l% della pro-
duzione mondiale di pistacchi.
L'ottanta per cento del pro-
dotto brontese 6 esportato
all'estero, sopratutto in Eu-
ropa, il restante 20% trova


impiego nell'industria nazio-
nale (il 55% industrial delle
carni-insaccate, il 30% nell'in-
dustria dolciaria ed il 15%
nell'industria gelatiera, con un
rapporto gelateria industrial/
artigianale che potrebbe esse-
re del 60/40%).
Il frutto viene commercia-
lizzato sotto diverse forme:
Tignosella (pistacchio non
sgusciato), pelato (sguscia-
to e private. dell'endocarpo),
granella, farina, bastoncini,
affettato o pasta di pistacchio.
Certamente quasi nessun
agricoltore brontese vive piuf
di solo pistacchio: la coltiva-
zione occupa solo una parte
dell'impegno lavorativo e for-
nisce unafetta di reddito; 6 in
pratica una second attivita,
ma essenziale per la soprav-
vivenza della famiglia e della
comunith e forse 6 pif la pas-
sione che 1'economia a spin-
gere i brontesi ad impiantare
ancora alberi di pistacchio
(che daranno i primi frutti solo
dopo circa dieci anni).
Nella zona si contano quasi
mille produttori, la maggior
parte con piccoli appezzamenti
di terreno sciaroso di meno
di un ettaro e qualche grosso
produttore con un multiple
di ettari.
II frutto raccolto viene in ge-
nere smallato ed asciugato ad
opera del produttore stesso,
che poi vende il suo pistac-
chio in guscio alle aziende
esportatrici o lo conferisce alle
cooperative.


In a December 2009 Cigar
Aficionado article about the
J.C. Newman Cigar Compa-
ny, master machinist Arman-
do Garcia was asked why he
came back to work after retir-
ing at age 68. "It's a question
of pride," he said. Garcia, who
passed away November 28 at
age 86, worked on his beloved
cigar-making machines up
until his final days.
"His life was cigar ma-
chines. It was his hobby. Even
when he was sick the last few
months, he'd go work in his
machine shop at his house.
He had a passion for it and he
loved it...he was good at it,"
said Eric Newman, president
of the J.C. Newman Cigar
Company.
Garcia, a wounded World
War II combat veteran, came
home from the war with a Pur-
ple Heart. One of his two sons,
Bruce Garcia, related, "Dad
was a very patriotic person in
terms of being an American."
In 1948, Armando's passion
for mechanical design and en-
gineering led him to his life's
work fixing and operating ci-
gar machinery.


TAMPA PORT AUTHORITY

NOTICE OF EQUIPMENT SALE

BARGE TAMPA RO RO 1 HYBRID
FLOATING STRUCTURE

ITB NO. B-006-13
Barge Tampa Ro Ro 1 is a hybrid floating structure that was constructed from two former product
barges which are permanently bridged together along the sides with substantial wide flange
beams and piping tunnels, covered with a ramp deck that spans both hulls.
Optional barge inspections are available on Thursday, January 17, ?013 and Friday, January
18,2013.
The Invitation to Bid (ITB) No. B-006-13 is available through a link on the TPA's website
(www.tampaport.com) and the DemandStar System (www.demandstar.com). Interested firms
shall submit.a completed response to the TampaRPort Authority, 1101, Channelside Drive, 4th
Floor, Tampa, FL 33602. Sealed bids are due by Friday, February 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. when all
bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Firms failing to submit the required ITB Documents as outlined on Form BI-1 may be deemed
non-responsive to the ITB.
Questions concerning this ITB should be directed Donna Casey, TPA Procurement Dept. (813)
905-5044, by email at dcasey@tampaport.com, or by fax at (813) 905-5050.
1/11/13 1T

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"He started in 1948, with
the Cuesta-Rey Cigar Com-
pany in West Tampa. He had
been a cigar machinist all his
life," Newman related. "He
used to work for American
Machine and Foundry [AMF].
Those were the people who
designed all cigar machines
at that time."
During Garcia's time as
a district manager at AMF,
he traveled throughout all of
Latin America setting up ci-
gar factories and training me-
chanics. "He was the master
mechanic to the world. If,any
cigar company in 'the Unit-
ed States and beyond had a
problem with their machines,
they would call Armando...
'I'm stuck. What do I do?'
Armando even used to run a
school that taught cigar me-
charnics how to be cigar me-,
chanics," said Newman. Ironi-
cally, despite his dedication
to working on cigar-making
machines, he did not smoke
cigars.
"He worked for a number
of cigar factories in Tampa
for about 25 years. He retired
10 years ago and we brought


him on as a consultant, to ba-
sically run our cigar machine
floor," Newman said.
Newman emphasized Gar-
cia's importance to the J.C.
Newman Cigar Company: "To
show you what he meant to
us...when my grandfather
started this business in 1895,
there were 42,000 licensed
cigar manufacturers. Tampa,
at one time, had 150 facto-
ries making cigars. For a lot
of reasons, they consolidated.
We moved from Cleveland to
Tampa in 1953. There were
10 big family-owned compa-
nies making cigars at that
time, all making Cuban ci-
gars. Then the embargo came
in 1961...one by one, the fac-
tories merged, closed or sold
out.
"For a long time, there
were only two factories left in
Tampa. We once had 150 fac-
tories. It was us and Hav-A-
Tampa. There was this mas-
sive tax increase Congress
thrust upon us." Four years
ago, Hav-A-Tampa closed its
doors. "Now there's just one.
We're it. It's hard to make
cigars in the United States.
Labor's expensive... but my
grandfather was a cigar man-
ufacturer. 117 years ago, my
father was a cigar manufac-
turer and I wanted to stay in
the cigar manufacturing busi-
ness.
"...But we had problems.
Five years ago, six years ago,
we couldn't find mechan-
ics, machine parts and op-
erators. Was it worth all the
headaches? We were mak-
ing, at that time, 5,000 or
6,000 cigars a day on four or
five machines...but Armando
came to work for us. He re-
furbished the machines and
he got them working the way
they should be working, to
the point where we made 11
million cigars this year. We
(continued to page 15)


BID PROPOSAL INFORMATION BULLETIN
A pre-bid conference will be held on site, January 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
The sealed bids must be submitted to Department of Transportation,
Right of Way Property Management, 11201 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL.
33612 by 3:00 p.m., February 6, 201,3. No bid will be considered unless
submitted on the official Proposal Forms provided by the Florida
Department of Transportation. Proposal forms, information sheQts
regarding procedures, contract terms, and an inspection of the
improvements will be provided at the pre-bid conference. The bid
packages may also be obtained from the. above address or by contacting
R/W Property Management at (813) 975-6079.
Bids are for the sale and removal of the following house:
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COUNTY: Hillsborough
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LOCATION: 918 E. 12th Avenue (2-story residential house approx. 3,300 sf.)
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HILLSBOROUGH TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RFP-2826CG
Design, Build, Operate and Maintain
CNG Fueling Station and Heavy
Maintenance and Preventive
Maintenance Building Modifications
The Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART) will be accepting pro-
posals for a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain Compressed
Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station and Modifications to the
Heavy Maintenance and Preventive Maintenance Buildings.
All inquiries pertaining to the solicitation must be directed to:
Kim Brady, Contracts Specialist, Hillsborough Transit Authority,
1201 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605, (813) 384-6365
or e-mail at bradyk@goHART.org.
The RFP can be downloaded at www.goHART.org Business
Opportunities tab.
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Remembering a Master Mechanic

Armando Garcia


U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, J.C. Newman Cigar
Company President Eric Newman and master
machinist Armando Garcia in January 2012. Photo
provided by the J.C. Newman Cigar Company.


Regulated hunting
preserves animal populations
and habitats.

Wake Up!
Help us prevent poaching.


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800-377-5399
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WHAT'S HAPPENING

In Old Ybar
By Emily Carney


CEO of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Craig Pugh, Ybor Chamber President Tom
Keating and Florida State Fair Authority Director Charles Pesano pose at the
Chamber's monthly luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Lowry Park Zoo also brought
some special animal guests, including the one in the photo at right.


Columbia to be Featured on
Emeril's Florida
The Columbia in Ybor will
be featured on the Cooking
Channel's new show, Emer-
il's Florida, which premiered
Sunday, Jan. 6.
The show is hosted by ce-
lebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.
The season will highlight sev-
eral Florida culinary destina-
tions, including Ybor's Co-
lumbia Restaurant.
The Columbia will be fea-
tured on Sunday, Jan. 20,
at 10:30 a.m. Emeril stopped
at the restaurant and cooked
paella with Andrea Gonzmart,
fifth-generation member of
the Gonzmart family.
For more information
about the show, visit the
Cooking Channel's website at
www.cookingchanneltv.com/
emerils-florida/index.html


and www.columbiarestaurant.
com / mediaroomdetails.
asp?newsid=535.
Twilight Market to
Debut Jan. 15
The Roosevelt 2.0, located
at 1812 N. 15th St., and The
Urban Coalition of Tampa
Bay, a grassroots non-profit
organization, have partnered
to create Twilight Market,
'which will debut Tuesday,
Jan. 15, from 5 to 10 p.m.
The market will be held each
Tuesday.
Admission is free and the
event is family-friendly. Fea-
tured vendors include Joey's
Biscotti (gourmet sweets),
Natural Goodness (organ-
ic products) and The Sau-
sage Laboratory (meats and
smoked products).
For more information, visit
www. creativityincommerce.


com and www.facebook.com/
TwilightMarketYbor.
Hot Willy's to Move to
Seventh Avenue
Hot Willy's Sausage and
Italian Beef Superstore will
soon move to an as yet un-
specified location on Seventh
Avenue. The Chicago-style hot
dog venue is currently located
at the comer of 17th Street
and Fifth Avenue.
The current location will
become a food truck-style op-
eration with different owners.
Jason Fernandez, Hot Willy's
owner, also owns Came Chop-
house, Green Iguana and Ber-
nini of Ybor.
Singing Stone to Host "Art
on 19th Street" in February
Singing Stone Gallery will
kick off its fourth year pro-
moting artisans and crafters


with its monthly "Art on 19th
Street," which will take place
on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a fami-
ly-friendly event with compli-
mentary parking in. front of
the gallery.
This event will feature con-
temporary crafts and live art
demonstrations in jewelry,
ceramics, fibers, wood, paint-
ings, photography, metals
and mixed media.
The event will feature art-
ists including Carol Bright, a
local jewelry artists, who will
be creating pieces on-site.
Singing Stone will also be
showing new art jewelry from
Dan Balk,: Sarah Phillips,
Doug D'Souza and Leigh Rive.
Singing Stone and the Ybor
City Museum State Park will
sponsor month-long raffles
with items donated by local
participating artisans.
Tickets will be sold dur-
ing regular business hours
at Singing Stone for $2 cash
per ticket. Winners will have
30 days to pick up their prize.
Out-of-state winners are re-
quired to pay for prize ship-
ment. Raffle tickets will ben-
efit a non-profit charity.
Singing Stone is located
at 1903 N. 19th St. For more
information about events at
the gallery, call Nataly Balk
at 728-4325 or visit www.
SingingStoneOnline.com.'
Second Annual Cuban
Sandwich Festival in March
The second annual Cuban
Sandwich Festival will take
place at the Ybor City Sat-
urday Market in Centennial
Park, located at 1800 E. 8th
St., Saturday, March 30, from
10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This is a free, family-friend-
ly event. It will be hosted by
ABC Action News' Lissette
Campos-Perez and Hillsbor-
ough County's Tony Morejon.
The event will feature over


50 Latino food, art and cultur-
al exhibitors. Up to 40 Florida
restaurants will compete for
best Cuban sandwich in Flor-
ida.
This event is sponsored
by Latin Times Media, Inc.,
City of Tampa, Ybor City
Development Corporation,
Tampa Latin Chamber, Ybor
Saturday Market, HART and
Hillsborough Community
College.
For further information,
visit the event's website at
www.theCubanSandwichFes-
tival.com.
Metro Wellness Tampa
Events
Metro Wellness and
Community Centers' Tampa
location (1315 E. 7th Ave.)
will hold a variety of events
throughout the early part of
the year.
Queer Theory Monday,
Jan. 14, 7 8 p.m.
Money Smart -
Wednesdays beginning Jan.
16, 3 4:30 p.m.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight
Education Network (GLSEN) -
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 to
8 p.m. Meeting is open to the
public.
Trans*Talk Sunday,
Jan. 20, 2 4 p.m.
Domestic Partner Wealth
Management Tuesday, Jan.
28, 6 7 p.m.;
TIGLFF Film Screening
- Friday, Jan. 25, 6 8
p.m. Tampa Gay & Lesbian
Film Festival will present
Philadelphia.
For more information
about Metro Wellness and
Community Centers' events
and classes, call 232 3808
or visit www.metrotampabay.
org.

To promote an event in Ybor
City, call Emily Carney at
248-3921 or email ecarney@
lagacetanewspaper.com.


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more effective in court by studying
the seasoned litigator.
Being public defender is a thank-
less job. Most of the public wants
her clients to lose, but without ef-
fective representation of everyone,
the system fails.
Julie Holt is one of the longest
continuously serving elected official
in our county currently in office.
Our community is very lucky to
continue to benefit from her public
service.

Judge Dick Greco, son of former
Mayor Dick Greco, returned to the,
bench after a two month hiatus due
to surgery and rehabilitation.

There are now term limits on
chief judges. The limit is four
two-year terms or a total of eight
years. Our own Chief Judge Manny
Menendez, Jr., who has already
served 12 years, is one of four
around the state who are exempt
from the term limits for one more
term.
Nominations for chief judge for
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.
opened on Monday, January 7,
and the election day, which was
selected by the current adminis-
tration, is February 5. So far, only
Judge Manny Menendez has been
nominated. Chief judges are elected
by their peers and the new term
starts July 1.
There have only been three chief
judges in this Circuit since we were
old enough to drink. Judge. Guy
Spicola served from 1985 to 1988.
Judge Dennis Alvarez ruled the
roost from 1988 to 2001 and current
Judge Manny Menendez has held
the post since. That's 28 years of
Latin leadership.
Some judges question the sense
of term limits, believing that a
judge's peers are the best at deter-
mining if the chief judge is properly
administering the business of the
courts. The thought is: Why place
a term limit on a good administra-
tion? Others believe the job should
rotate and term limits allow com-
petition for the job without the
imposition of an incumbent.
Look for Chief Judge. Manny
Menendez to serve two more years.

Ken Otero, deputy superinten-
dent of Hillsborough County Public
Schools, will retire on March 8 after
38 years in public education. The
district will lose a strong, decisive
leader who still deeply cares about
our children and shows great com-
passion in his job.
***** *
HART's (Hillsborough Area Re-
gional Transit) Board of Directors
didn't just say NO to studying a
potential merger with its Pinellas
equivalent, the PSTA. It shouted
HELL NO!
HART and PSTA were forced to
sit and talk of merging because of
the Florida Legislature. Those talks
recently led the two to ask for more
funding to continue to study the
savings created by a merger.
Many on the HART board knew
they weren't sincere about merging,
so why continue to spend money on
a plan that won't be implemented?
The board voted to rescind its re-
quest for money to study the merger
and added a resolution demanding
nothing more is advanced by the
Legislature regarding a merger
without a vote by the public.
The merger would likely save a
few bucks, but it won't fix the public


transportation problem in Hillsbor-
ough or Pinellas County. Merging
two underfunded agencies into one
only creates a larger underfunded
agency. What needs to happen is
an effort to fund local public trans-
portation with local sales taxes or a
bigger share of property taxes.
Merging the two agencies would
make this kind of funding change
even harder to implement.

When former County Commis-
sioner Brian Blair isn't wrestling,
he's pushing Celebri*tea. It's a
mixture of tea and fruit juices that
comes in eight flavors. The tea is
co-owned by Blair and made locally.
Mr. Blair brought us a case be-
fore Christmas and we found the
drink to be very tasty and refresh-
ing. We're not normally tea drink-
ers, but this Celebri*tea could make
us change our habits.

We lost another member of the
sometimes-forgotten Jewish fami-
lies that used to own most bf the
retail stores along Seventh Avenue
and on other side streets in Ybor
City.
Paulyne Leibovitz Fleischman,
98, passed away January 6.
According to her obituary, she
was born in Ybor City on July 27,
1914, above the family's business,
the Sunshine Department Store.
She worked with her father, mother
and brothers at the Sunshine until
1955, when she opened one of the
first children's clothing stores in
Tampa, Paulyne Fleischman's Kid-
die Shoppe on South Dale Mabry.
Her parents were Manuel and
Mildred Leibovitz. She was married
to the late "Salty" Sol Fleischman.

Peggie Schmechel, La Gaceta's
longtime office manager and this
writer's cherished mother, was
hospitalized over the holidays for
a blood clot in her lung. She is re-
cuperating and doing much better.
We wish her a complete and speedy
recovery.
Her illness gave us an opportu-
nity to deal with the health indus-
try and the experience wasn't good.
She stayed for seven days at Florida
Hospital Tampa, which used to
be called University Community
Hospital. The new name had a
negative effect on quality. The hos-
pital seems to be underequipped,
undermanned and overwhelmed.
The level of care varied with the
change of shifts.
The home healthcare program
provided little guidance on reha-
bilitation. Most daily appointments
used about 80 percent of the time
filling out paperwork so the bill
would be paid and about 20 percent
on patient care.
The, icing on the cake was a
visit to the doctor's office, when the
nurse-practitioner said the office
was going to close in five minutes
(for lunch), so my mom had to hurry
and give short answers.

Our friend, Alina Ortiz, retired
as the Tampa director of Social
Security on January 3. She person-
ally provided help to thousands of
Tampefios in getting their deserved
benefits. Government managers
like Ms. Ortiz are always greatly
missed.
We are saddened at the pass-
ing of Joseph Bondi. He was a
dedicated educator who served as
a teacher, school administrator,
college professor and in the private


sector, a partner in the education
consulting firm of Wiles, Bondi and
Associates.
He believed in public service and
served as a Temple Terrace city
councilman and mayor.
He loved and nurtured his family
and was very proud of his children.
As a dedicated reader of La
Gaceta, he would often call us to re-
port on his children's activities. He
was the self-appointed local press
secretary of his daughter, Attorney
General Pam Bondi.
Our condolences to the entire
family.

There are many guns in our com-
munity hidden in bureau drawers
and tucked away in closets. These
guns are no longer wanted. Perhaps
they were inherited, or bought long
ago for protection or hunting, but
are no longer used.
The owners don't want the re-
sponsibility of selling them and
don't know how to dispose of them.
These guns are useless and
harmless until some children find
them or they are stolen.
A gun buy-back program pro-
vides publicity, incentive and a
deadline that spurs these lethargic
gun owners to take action and get
rid of their unwanted guns.
We were disappointed County
Commissioner Kevin Beckner
couldn't get support from his peers
to enact such a program.
If 10, 100 or 1,000 guns are
voluntarily removed from Hills-
borough homes, the program is a
success. Its costs could easily be
balanced against the monetary and
emotional cost of one death assisted
by one of these unwanted guns.

It looks like Alan Clendenin has
nosed ahead of Allison Tant in the
race for Florida Democratic chair.
He picked up the six committeemen
and committeewomen representing
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm
Beach. Those three counties alone
should give him over 300 votes of
the 1,130 available.
He picked up the three South
Florida counties in spite of the
new Miami-Dade chair, Annette
Taddeo-Goldstein, and South Flor-
ida Congresswoman Debbie Was-
serman Schultz endorsing Allison
Tant. That might be an indication
of how well-liked Taddeo-Goldstein
and Wasserman Schultz are.
While Debbie Wasserman Schul-
tz is Tant's biggest ally, the rela-
tionship could also be Tant's great-
est anchor. Many Democrats don't
know Tant, but hate Wasserman
Schultz and therefore are working
against Tant.


Clendenin meanwhile continues
to pick up endorsements. He picked
up Polk and Okaloosa counties.
He's supported by the Black,
Hispanic, Environmental, Veterans
and Business caucuses.
He also picked up the endorse-
ment of former CFO Alex Sink,
Congresswoman Kathy Castor and
Democratic Party Executive Com-
mittee member Mike Williams,
who is a leader for organized labor
in Florida.

Gordon Schiff joined the law firm
of Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long &
McBride.

The Tampa Bay Latin Chamber
of Commerce named the Alvarez
Legal Group, managed by Dan-
iel Alvarez, Sr., the 2012 Small
Business of the Year. Nominees
included Guido Morano Jewelers,
DeGracias Enterprises, The Trust
Keepers and Rivera's Tostoneras.
The award was presented at the
Chamber's Small Business Awards
ceremony December 13 at-the
DoubleTree on Cypress.

The Florida State Fair Authority
announced the winners of the 2013
Florida State Fair Wall of Fame.
Maruchi Azorin-Blanco will be hon-
ored on the Hispanic Wall of Fame,
while Dr. Israel "Ike" Tribble will be
honored on the African-American
Wall of Fame.
Maruchi Azorin-Blanco, founder
and owner of Villa Rosa Distinctive
Linens, has served on the Museum
of Science and Industry's (MOSI)
Board of Directors since 1997. She
is a past chair.
Azorin-Blanco created MOSI's
National Hispanic Scientist of the
Year Award, which annually rec-
ognizes world-renowned Hispanic
scientists. The event has raised
over $2 million for student educa-
tion efforts.
Dr. Tribble forged a career in
higher education and was appoint-
ed president and chief executive of
the Tampa-based Florida Educa-
tion Fund in 1984.
During his 16 years of service, its
sponsorship enabled 166 men and
women to earn doctorates at Florida
universities in STEM fields.
The honorees will be recognized
at a ceremony and presentation
taking place on Saturday, February
9, at the fair at 10 a.m.

A friend sent us an image of a
sign in the Bahamas that read,
"Protect Ya Tings! Use a rubber
EVERYTIME!"
Read about HART's CEO, Philip
Hale, in Silhouettes on page 14.


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by PATRICK
JAS WE HEARD IT MANTEIGA














Hockey,
Odd Couple: Vinik-NHL
Normally the Tampa Bay
Lightning would be almost
half way through its season
by now. But the new normal
in the National Hockey League
precluded that. It actually
took a federal mediator not
common sense and common
cause to salvage this ego-
undermined, lockout-halved
season. The NHL, in its third
major labor dispute since
1994 and still lagging behind
. baseball, football and basket-
ball in popularity and earn-
ings, has assured that status
won't soon change.
Locally, Lightning owner
Jeff Vinik, along with fans
and vendors, deserved bet-
ter. Vinik was a voice of rea-
son among owners, kept his
employees on the payroll and
stayed true to the franchise's
commitment to its Commu-
nity Heroes program. The
Lightning Foundation has
continued to award $50,000
to a local charity before every
scheduled albeit non-played
game.
Would that the NHL had
more Viniks. Tampa is lucky
to have the only one.
Media Matters
The latest regional me-
dia poll on Gov. Rick Scott's
popularity shows 42 percent
rating his job performance
as "poor" or "not so good," 23
percent rating-it "good" or "ex-
cellent" and 27 percent rating
it "average." A couple of ques-
tions are begged.
First, how is this not more
one-sided? Have that many
voters bought the by-the-
numbers makeover effort that
has Scott getting credit for job
growth -that is cyclically nor- -
mal, for cynically recalibrat-
ing "principled" positions and
for no longer giving his bud-
get address in Eustis? Has


Scott, MSNBC, Rubio


10-figure, Medicare fraud be-
come the mere equivalent of
an expense-account faux pas
or a dubious political contri-
bution? Are there that many
Tea Partiers still celebrating
the demise of high-speed rail
between Orlando and Tampa?
And what the hell is the cri-
teria for "average"?
The St. Petersburg
Tribune. Who would have
thought?
Technically, Tea Party
loon and former U.S. Rep. Al-
len West, R-Fla., is now un-
employed. Alas, likely not for
long. He got voted out of the
HenHouse, but a fellow Fox
now awaits.
For the longest time, we
hadn't heard from retired,
Gen. Stanley McChrystal,
the former U.S. commander
in Afghanistan. Last time was
when he pre-empted cashier-
ing by publicly "retiring" after
a controversial article in Roll-
ing Stone contained unflatter-
ing comments about the pres-
ident and vice president by
some McChrystal aides. Now
we're hearing from McChrys-
tal because, well, he has a
book (My Share of the Task)
out. We get that. This time
he's using the media.
But what we still can't fath-
om is this: How does a Rolling
Stone writer get embedded in
Afghanistan? We're not talk-
ing the Associated Press, the
New York Times or Reuters,
let alone Stars and Stripes. By
way of explanation, McChrys-
tal writes that "by nature" he
"tended to trust people and
was typically open and trans-
parent."
Good thing Al-Jazeera
didn't ask.
Anybody notice an evolv-
ing, sometimes snarkily-cli-
chad tone "editorial indepen-
dence" notwithstanding on


the opinion side of the Wall
Street Journal? Seems more
like the Wail Street Journal
some days. You really would
think Rupert Murdoch owned
it.
Entirely too often I watch
one of the MSNBC politi-chat
shows typically, Hardball
with Chris Matthews. Like a
lot of you, I have my political-
junkie side. MSNBC is really
the Fox News counterpart,
only with lower ratings. But
it can also be ideologically ob-
noxious, even though on the
proper side of most, but not
all, issues I care about.
A couple of observations.
Ever notice that when a
guest is, in effect; trying out for
a host role, they are so much
more palatable? They don't
need a shtick and haven't yet
been asked to do marketing
promos. They're contributing,
not starring. And, yes, Rachel
Maddow would be Exhibit A.
Second, how does Chris
Matthews keep his job after
Michael Smerconish guest
hosts for him? Smerconish
is a superior interviewer and,
unlike the regular host, never
hucksters for his own side
projects. He's also not obse-
quious with guests, as Mat-
thews is with his civil-rights
heroes. Smerconish is a well-
prepared professional who
listens and doesn't interrupt.
As a result, I don't find myself
yelling at the TV because the
host won't let somebody finish
a point.
I know these prime-time
political programs thrive on
conflict and reasoned civility
only gets you time on the PBS
NewsHour. But surely there
are plenty of political junkies
who don't need a conflict fix
every weeknight. Surely.
Early 2016 Vote
What are the odds that


'Pinions To Io
By Joe O'Neill


..Marco Rubio, one of the sena-
torial "Fiscal Cliff 8" who voted
against the budget compro-
mise, employed the ultimate
political calculation before
going thumbs down on the
deal? Might it have been that
he first had to feel confident
that the uber-hyped deadline
- with all its attendant contro-
versy, international interest
and apocalyptic speculation -
would, indeed, pass?
Then, presumably, he
couldn't be vilified as a party-
first obstructionist. He would,
ostensibly, simply have been
voting on "principle" the one
that demonizes tax hikes for
anybody anytime especially
in the absence of spending
reforms. The one that would
when rationalized with that
customarily glib Rubio cha-
risma likely play well down
the road in certain, caucuses.
Just askin'.
Country First
We keep hearing about
how "frightening" it is for Re-
publican congressional candi-
dates to be at odds with their
party's primary-dominating,
hard-core conservatives. Not
to sound naive, but so what?.
How about taking one bud-
get, guns, infrastructure, for-
eign policy for the Team,
your country, not your an-
griest, most activist constitu-
ents? .
If it costs you a re-election?
Well, go back to practicing
law, become a political con-
sultant or join the ranks of
lobbyists. By the way, accord-
ing to the Center for Respon-
sible Politics, there are now
373 former House and Senate
members currently employed
as lobbyists.
Sports Shorts
According to the NCAA,
there are 338 Division I mem-
ber schools. And 23 of them
- all in the Football Bowl Sub-
division that made money on
athletics in 2012.
For a University of Flor-
ida fan, there was absolutely
nothing to like about watch-
ing that embarrassing Sugar
Bowl loss to Louisville. But
the 'woeful experience tran-
scended football. That was ev-
ident, sadly enough, with the
coin toss where each team
was accorded two honorary
representatives.
The Gators selected former
greats Danny Wuerffel and
Emmitt Smith, fair enough.
Louisville more problemati-
cally chose alum/broadcaster
Tom Jackson and Louisville
native Muhammad Ali. No-
body looked comfortable,
most notably the Parkinson's-
ravaged Ali, during the brief
ceremony. It's never a good
sign when you have to avert
your eyes at the coin toss.
Some things such as a
well-intentioned honorary
gesture work much better in
the abstract. The inclusion of
Ali wasn't fair to the occasion.
More importantly, it wasn't
fair to Ali, regardless of who
gave permission.
Evan Longoria seems to
be, like so many Tampa Bay
Rays players, a well-ground-


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ed, classy guy. Sort of sur-
prising to see that he was a
Los Angeles Playboy Mansion
guest at the New Year's party
of the newly-married Hugh
Hefner, 86, and his bride
Crystal Harris, 26.
Quoteworthy
"China increasingly re-
minds of South Korea or Tai-
wan in the early 1980s, when
an -educated middle class was
nibbling away at dictator-
ship." Nicholas D. Kristof,
New York Times.
"Ireland is coming out
with its own version of the
show Cheers. Yeah, a sitcom
about people who sit around
drinking at a bar all day or
as they call that in Ireland, re-
ality TV." Comedian Jimmy
Fallon.
"The U.S. secretary of de-
fense today is a high-stakes
actor in international diplo-
macy. America is well-served
when the Pentagon and State
Department work together;
as they have since Robert
Gates took over the Penta-
gon in 2006. With Mr. Hagel'
at Defense and John Kerry at
State, America would again
benefit from that cooperation.
Chuck Hagel would be a great
secretary of defense." Ryan
Crocker, former U.S. ambas-
sador to Lebanon, Kuwait,
Syria, Pakistan, Iraq and Af-
ghanistan.
"Whether Egypt -turns
out more like Pakistan or In-
dia will impact the future of
democracy in the whole Arab
world." Thomas L. Fried-
man, New York Times.
"The American Dream
is in peril." Speaker of the
House John Boehner.
"I'm saying right now,
anyone from New York or
New Jersey who contributes
one penny to 'congressional
Republicans is out of their
minds." U.S. Rep. Peter T.
King, R-N.Y., in response to
Hurricane Sandy-relief delays
in the House.
"The tax issue is finished.
Over. Completed. That's be-
hind us. Now the question is
what are we going to do about
the biggest problem confront-
ing our country and that's our
spending addiction." Sen.
Republican Leader Mitch Mc-
Connell, R-Ky.
"It's an iron law of politics
that prospective losers lobby
harder to block change than
prospective winners do for its
adoption." Robert H. Frank,
New York Times.
"We are all for properly
trained, properly selected
school-based police officers.
It's not a job for every police
officer. It really is a field of
specialization." Mo Canady,
executive director of the Na-
tional Association of School
Resource Officers, comment-
ing on the post-Newtown
trend for increased school po-
licing.
"Some [Congress mem-
bers] might have been willing
to support this [budget com-
promise] deal, but the envi-
ronment of Republican prima-
ries has become frightening
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Philip Hale, CEO of the
Hillsborough Area Regional
Transit Authority (HART), sat
at his desk dressed casually
in a button-down shirt and
khalki pants.
"I wear a tie and coat to the.
board meetings, or if I meet
dignitaries. At work, I'm one of
the guys. I don't perceive my-
self as CEO...I perceive my-
self as a HART employee. I'm
no different from
anybody else,"
he explained in
his Texas drawl.
Hale, who still
has the heart of a
diesel mechanic,
brings a "hands-
on" leadership
style to the tran-
sit authority.
Hale was born
in San Antonio,
Texas. "I was
raised in a little
town called Crys-
tal City, Texas,
which is in Za-
vala County,"
he related. He
and his brothers
were raised byv
their parents on
a -ranch \\'ith a
farm.
"Mv father,
John R. Hale,
-was a precinct
chairman for Za-
vala County; he
did some work
in Duval County.
He knew Gover-
nor Briscoe, LBJ
and Price Dan-
iel...he knew all
the Texas go'v-
ernors up until
Governor Clenm-
ents was the gov-
ernor in the late "I felf II
1980s." While his
position is apolit-
ical, he describes himself as a
"Yellow Dog Democrat."
His father's, ties to Texas
politics led young Philip into
an unforgettable encounter
during his childhood. "When
I was eight or nine I was in
class and, my father pulled
me -out' of class. He told me"
we were going to wish' Johni
Nance Garner. a happy birth-
day. John Naince Garner was
FDR's vice president'his first.
two terms and he lived 30
miles iiorth of where I was
raised. I just thought we were'
going to' wish :him a happy
birthday, because my father
knew him. When we got there,
there was actually a birthday
party going on, with a large
group of people in his yard.
I remember every time I'd sit
there, he'd stick his hand out
and. say, 'Shake my hand....
son, you just shook the hand
that shook the hand of Frank-
lin Delano Roosevelt.'
"As I was sitting there, I
started meeting people. It
wasn't until several years later
I realized who I had met, which
is kind of sad," he laughed. "I
met Harry Truman, Sam Ray-
burn, Lyndon Baines Johnson
and John Connally." Hale had
just met a former U.S. presi-
dent, a House speaker who
lent his name to the Rayburn
House .Official Building, a fu-
ture U.S. president and a fu-
ture Texas governor who was
forever linked to the Kennedy
assassination, having rode in
the same car on November 22,
1963.
His family imbued' a sense
of -public service into young
Philip. "The.entire family was
in the military you name. it.
I'm just talking about my im-
mediate family...it's a. family
tradition. All my brothers and


cousins... everybody served. I
was going to, but my mother
wasn't really interested in me
going in because of my health
[Hale had asthma]... I always
knew there was a need for
public transit. My family has
a history of public service. I
didn't go into the, military I
think I'm the only one who
didn't go into the military -
but I felt I needed to serve the


needed to serve the public, one
another."
'public, one way or another. So
that's how I did it."
His father bestowed a pas-
sion for mechanics to his son.
"When you grew up in South
Texas, you learn to do a lot of
stuff to survive. I was taught
diesel engines and mechan-
ics when I was 10 years old by
'my father and my brothers.,
My father had a construction
company for a while. The term
was called 'greaser' that's
a person who lubricates and
does light maintenance on the
heavy equipment. From the
time .I was 10 to J5, I started
going in to actually rebuild
some of the engines. He would
buy Army surplus equipment
engines and I would rebuild
them.
"I went to school in Crystal
City and then I went to work. I
was in construction for about
two years...then I applied
as a mechanic to the Dallas
Transit System, which was
a bus company. We used to
run 600 to 700 buses. From
then I started going to college
at night. I got my degree from
North Lake College in Dallas."
He received additional train-
ing from Northeastern Uni-
versity, Texas Tech and the
Indiana University Graduate
.. School 'of Business.
The Dallas Transit Sys-
tem eventually became Dallas
Area Rapid Transit (DART),
adding a rail system. Hale
Moved up. frombeing a diesel
mechanic to managing main-
tenance. "I managed all of the
garages we had there were
four. We had about 600 em-
ployees. The plan was to go
forward with the rail that's
the reason why DART was
passed, to bring rail online.
Originally, we: were. going to,
have two separate entities -


the bus side and the rail side.
They had a change in man-
agement and they combined
it. I was called in one day
and they said, 'By the way,.
you're running bus and rail,
from a maintenance perspec-
tive.' My response was, 'I don't
'know anything about rail'
The president of the company
said, 'Well, you will in the next
year.'
"I was sent to
training. in dif-L
ferent areas. I
went to Japan
where they were
building cars,
back and forth.
I was. on the
startup team -
we brought the
initial 'n -system
online in 1996.
From then, we
were continu-
ally expanding.
I was managing
bus, rail and fa-
cilities...I guess
I worked myself.
pretty hard! .I
was putting in a
lot of hours, just
enjoying what I
was doing... also
knew I didn't en-
vision staying
there forever. I
ended up stay-
ing there for 35

"Ide known
[former HART
CEO] David
Armij o...he had
worked in Dallas.
in fact, I did some
Work for him...he
started up the
Santa Fe Trails
in Santa Fe, New"
eway or Mexico. I set up
S his maintenance
shop and plans,"
said Hale. Hale had set up a
consulting company and aid-
ed smaller transit com-lanies
with maintenance issues.-
When he was invited to
Tampa for an interview, he
was initially reluctant .to set-
tle down in the area: "I kind-
of looked around and said, 'I
don't want to come to Florida.'
I'm a Texan."
"When I came down here, I
saw the condition of the place
and thought I could do some-
good here. I took it on as a
personal challenge to make
it better. It gets back to pub-
lic service I thought, 'I could
do something for this system.'
I was afforded the opportuni-
ty through the years to have
specialized training. I thought
I could have a real positive im-
pact."
Hale found parallels be-
tween his home state and
Tampa. ."Where I grew up in
South Texas is actually pretty
comparable to Tampa. The di-
versity is greater there are
Hispanics, African-Americans
and Anglos. When you get into
North Texas, where I worked,
it was a different world. Tam-
pa's environment regarding
the weather is pretty simi-
lar, as well as the political
environment and the people.
It's basically the same as any-
where from San Antonio down
to the Rio Grande Tampa fits
into that category...at .least
that's been my observation."
Hale is conversant in Span-
ish from his upbringing: "I
was taught Spanish from sec-
ond grade all the way through
high school. I used to be able
to speak it...I understand it.
It was interesting when I got
here...no one ever asked me if
I speak Spanish or anything."
After coming to Hart in


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February 2008, Hale set upon
making improvements. "When
I did my walkthrough after
we did the interview, I asked
some basic questions. I said,
'Let me see your PMI [Preven-
tative Maintenance Inspec-
tion] forms.' They handed me
two sheets of paper. I looked
at the two sheets and thought,
'Good Lord, they don't have a
clue.' When I walked through
the shop and looked around...
there was just junk every-
where. It was filthy. I started
walking through the buses
and I saw their condition...I
was absolutely shocked.
"I went out and looked at
the fuel farm the under-
ground fuel farm. When I
looked at their fueling sys-
tems, I knew they'd be out of
compliance with federal regu-
. lations in about 18 months. I
took the job, picked 10 things,
worked on those and got those
going. Then I picked the next
10, next 10, next 10...we did
some staff realignment. What
kind of shocked people was I
didn't do anything for 30 days.
I just observed, watched and
got a good feel of things. Then
I started making changes and
implementing them."
Hale added, "I also knew,
I couldn't come in and say,
'You've got to do it this way.'
I spent, a lot of time prepar-
ing them. I told Armijo, This
is going to take about three
years.' I did it in 'about two
or two-and-a-half." Hale's ef-
forts overhauling the fleet
paid off. In 2009, HART was
recognized statewide with the
Florida Public Transportation
Outstanding Transit System
Award. In 2010, HART was
recognized nationally with the
Outstanding Public Trans-
portation Achievement Award
from the American Public
Transportation Association.
"The Achilles heel of any tran-
sit system is the equipment.
I improved the reliability of
vehicles... they're safer and
cleaner. In a bus system,.
t" hat's your infrastructure:...
it's the bus," he emphasized.
He describes, with pride, the
fleet now being "in hell of a
shape."
"I see public transit being
as critical as a core service,
such as the fire department or
the police department. It has a
greater impact, which sounds
kind of strange, but without
public transportation, Hills-,
borough County would really
be in trouble. How can some-
body get to Tampa General
to work? That's one of those
things we have to make cer-
tain we can get nurses who
work the three to 11 p.m.
shift. Can we get them there at
three? Can we get them home
past 11? Those arhethe things
we're really challenged with.
There are a lot of people who
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also, for financial or environ-
mental reasons, people who
choose to use public transit."
Hale, who officially became
HART's CEO in November
2011, kept up his involved ap-
-proach to management even
after becoming the authority's
chief executive.
"Do I still crawl under-
neath buses? Yes. Is that my
duty? No. To be blunt, after
about two or three days in
the office or whatever the case
might be, I have to go to 21st
Street. Ill just walk the lot, go
into the lot and look at stuff.
I'm really cautious...I don't
give direction, to anybody, be-
cause I have staff who do that.
But I'll ask questions and may
make suggestions. Ill preface
it by asking, What do you
think? Would it be a little bet-
ter this way?' My style, too, is
that I don't issue directions.
But yes, I love to crawl under-
neath the buses, about once
a week!
. "One very basic reason is
early in my career, my men-
tor, Reg Jones, who was the
vice president of the Dallas
Transit System, was out and
about all the time. I was work-
ing on one of the buses, trying
to get it into the shop.
"He'd come and walk by...
we chatted. I asked him, quite
honestly, 'What the hell are
you doing out here?' He said,
'Son, it's called management
by walking around.' I said,
'Explain that to me.' He did.
I thought, well, that makes
sense."
Hale, who counts golf as an
occasional hobby "When' I
have the time!" -also indulges
in his love for the mechani-
cal work that introduced him
to the transit business. "I
have a 1964 Ford F-100 half-
ton truck...the same type of
truck I learned to drive in. I
got it about five years ago. I've
been slowly rebuilding it ever
since... Unfortunately, I don't
have the time to really get it
cranked, out, but I'm sure I'll
-have it done in about a year."
One of Hale's goals for
HART's future is to.introduce
compressed natural gas to the
authority's pipeline, as well
as to maintain the transit au-
thority's reliability. "We serve
a purpose. It's very important
to serve this service to choice
riders and dependent riders.
*We need to get them where
they need to go as well as we
can with our resources, safe-
ly, cleanly and reliably."
The mechanic-turned-chief
executive still intends to be
out there, walking around,
surveying his field: "I like it...I
like going out. The director of
maintenance laughs with me
and says, 'Ah, you've come
out to smell the diesel.' And I
say, 'Yep. Pretty soon, we'll be
smelling natural gas."
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have 13 or 14 machines.
"If it hadn't been for Ar-
mando, we wouldn't be mak-
ing cigars in Tampa. There
would not be one factory left
in the Cigar City if it were
not for Armando. We have
these people employed. We
have 130 people who work
for us...half work in produc-.
tion. They'd be out of a job if
it weren't for Armando."
Garcia's method for fix-
ing machinery was simple,
but yielded results. "A ma-
chine would break down....
we have mechanics upstairs.
He'd tell the mechanics, 'Ma-
chine's got a problem? Don't
bring your tools. Come to
the machine, listen, watch
the machine and go back in
your mind and think about
what you need to do."' If he
couldn't immediately fix a
problem, Garcia would con-
sult his volumes of manu-
als to find solutions. He also
continued traveling to assist
other cigar companies. In the


2009 Cigar Aficionado article,
he noted, "I've traveled to all
of the Latin American coun-
tries, Japan, Indonesia. I
used to travel 100,000 miles
a year."
Newman added, "He was
a scholar. He couldn't take
no for an answer. Because of
Armando, we made the big-
gest cigar we ever made on a
cigar machine. For instance,
the biggest cigar was a seven-
and-a-quarter inch, 43-ring
cigar. We wanted to make a
thicker cigar. With a lot of ef-
fort, he retrofitted a machine
to make a 53-ring cigar a
huge cigar. He was working
on a larger cigar when he
died. He had the mind he
knew where we wanted to go.
He was a thinker. He was one-
of-a-kind and old school."
As a person, Garcia pos-
sessed a quiet strength. "Ar-
mando was the gentleman's
gentleman...first class all the
way. Never got excited; never
raised his voice. He's the kind
of guy you want to have in
your operation, because he


sets a tone," said Newman.
Bruce Garcia added, "He was
a family man.. .he cared about
his family and did everything
possible for any one of us.
He was always there for us.
He had an incredible work
ethic in terms of dedication,
He was a very committed per-
son in whatever endeavor he
would start to do. He always
.was just really right there. It
didn't make any difference...
anything he would do, he
would do it 100 percent."
Garcia is survived by his
two sons, Bruce and Raul,
three grandchildren, and four
great-grandchildren. His
wife, Lydia, passed away in
2011. They were married for
66 years.
His son added with pride,
"He was a person of integ-
rity, a person of his word...
You couldn't ask for a better
father. He raised my brother
and I both of us to have
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you are not on board with
the conservative wing of the
party." University of Florida
political scientist Stephen
Craig.
"These days everyone's
a pundit. Got an opinion?
Why, step right up to the mi-
crophone. If you're 'good TV,'
you too can be a 'contribu-
tor.'" Kathleen Parker,
Washington Post.
"Ifyou want to learn some-
thing from a movie, watch a
documentary." Actor Sam-
uel Jackson commenting on
Django Unchained.
"Today 48 percent of Flo-
ridians were born in another
state, 19 percent in a foreign
country and 33 percent in
Florida. The percentage of
native born is the lowest in
the nation. .. .Is it any wonder
that Floridians lack a sense
of community, a mythic
identity, and a knowledge of
the state's past?" David R.
Colburn, author and interim
director of the Bob Graham
Center for Public Service at
the University of Florida.
"I don't understand
why everybody's not a Re-
publican. Anybody who be-
lieves that they want to -im-
prove themselves should be
a Republican." Gov. Rick
Scott.
"Listen, you can't un-
derestimate any guy who's
going to spend $100 million
to get re-elected. A landslide
[gubernatorial] win in 2014
is going to be by one or two
points." Democratic strate-
gist Steve Schale.
'* "Tampa Bay is an un-
derserved international gate-
way when you look at the
demographics." Chris Min-


you'd hoped would keep go-
ing seems to be going no-
where. Close.it out and move
on to a brighter romantic as-
pect just beginning to mani-
fest itself.
.SCORPIO (October 23 to
November 21): Things don't
go completely as planned
this week. But enjoy the
surprises, even if you have
to adjust your schedule.
'Some of them could be quite.
delightful.
SAGITTARIUS (November
22 to December 21): Mak-
ing choices is usually easy
for straight-shooting Ar-
chers. But a new develop-
ment could deflect your aim.
Try to put off decisions until
you know more.
CAPRICORN (December 22
to January 19): While part
of you might prefer taking a
more familiar path, let your
more daring and admit
it super-curious self see
what the unexplored has to
offer.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to
February 18): Those nasty
types have slithered back
under the rocks and present
no more problems. Now's the
time to move ahead on that
promising new relationship.
PISCES (February 19 to
March 20): A new offer could
clear up that lingering mon-
ey problem. Also, a more
confident attitude on your
part might well help get that
personal situation back on
track.
BORN THIS WEEK: You
have a way of turning chaos
into order. You're also gener-
ous with your help for those
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ARIES (March 21 to April
19): You might be hurt by a
colleague's harsh criticism.
But don't let it shake your
confidence in what you're
trying to do. A more positive
aspect starts to appear by
week's end.
TAURUS (April 20 to May
20): You're torn between
your sensible self and the
part of you that enjoys ac-
quiring lovely things. Best
advice: Wait for an end-of-
month sale, and then buy
something wonderful.
GEMINI (May 21 to June
20): Your artistic side has
practical applications this
week, such as redecorating
your home or redesigning
your' personal stationery.
Whatever you do, someone
special will like it.
CANCER (June 21 to July
22): You could be. drawn into
a problem twixt friends or
family members. Best bet:
Ask the questions that go to
the heart of the matter, then
get them all together for a
group hug.
LEO (July 23 to August
22): As much as you love be-
ing the center of attention,
your big Lion's heart impels
you to. share the spotlight
with a colleague who helped
you with that well-praised
project.
VIRGO (August 23 to Sep-
tember 22): Your eager-
ness to act on a challenge
is wisely tempered early in
the week by a lack of nec-
essary information. Things
begin to clear up during the
weekend.
LIBRA (September 23 to
October 22): A relationship


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marketing.
"This more clearly dem-
onstrates our belief that ev-
ery town and local commu-
nity deserves to have its own
focused news coverage and
voice." Tampa Tribune pub-
lisher William Barker in an-
nouncing the debut of The St.
Petersburg Tribune.
"We're going to continue
to push services out. We can
operate better closer to the
people we serve." Hillsbor-
ough County Administrator
Mike Merrill.
"I think the statistics are
showing this program works,
and it works as a safety mea-
sure." Tampa City Coun-
cilman. Harry Cohen on the
city's implementation of red-
light cameras.
"The future of health care
is that you have to have rela-
tionships. That doesn't mean
mergers necessarily. ... What
it does mean is you have
to figure out how to align
yourself with other players
where it makes sense." Jim
Burkhart, president and
CEO of Shands Jacksonville
Medical Center, who takes
over in March for Ron Hytoff
as head of Tampa General
Hospital.
"He's the one that makes
the trains run on time. He
can deliver a message but do
it without rancor. He does it
without leaving a trail of bod-
ies." Mayor Bob Buckhorn
on his chief-of-staff, Santia-
go Corrada.

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My friend's son has a se-
vere peanut allergy, so bad
that just touching a counter
that was recently exposed to
a peanut will send him to the
emergency room. So you can
imagine his reaction when he
picked his son up at his par-
ents' house and found a jar of
OPEN peanut butter sitting on
the counter. His son did not
eat any of the peanut butter,
but that did not matter the
jar alone within his reach was
like a loaded gun. You can
then imagine my friend's reac-
tion when his father defended
the jar by saying, "We never
had peanut butter allergies
when I raised you. I think the
problem isn't that your son
can't eat peanuts but that he
doesn't eat enough peanuts so
his body doesn't know how to
handle them."
Huh?
As crazy as this sounds, I
think quite a few grandpar-
ents feel this way. The world
is different than it was when
I was a kid and grandparents
were parents and this older
generation seems to have a
hard time accepting that the
same rules that once gov-
erned parenting no longer ap-
ply. While my parents may not
subscribe to the crazed eat
more peanuts theory, my trip
up north did show me that my
parents may be slightly out
of practice when it comes to
looking after children.
A few days before we left
for New Jersey, I contacted
my parents to remind them to
baby proof the house, explain-
ing that Ben is no ordinary
child and will go out of his way
to destroy anything valuable
he finds. My father swore up
and down that the house was
secure. Indeed my parents did
yeoman's work in preparation
of our arrival. They installed
a railing on the stairs leading


into the basement and placed
runners on each individual
stair. They placed their valu-
able Christmas trees (the ones
with breakable ornaments) in
rooms with doors that locked.
And they anchored every
other Christmas tree in the
house (they have over a doz-
en, remember) to something
else in the room to make them
impossible for Ben to knock
over.
However, just minutes after
we arrived at their home, I re-
alized how out of practice they
are. I also realized that my
parents had become ... well,
grandparents. Their home
used to be so child friendly.
Now, well ... it's a grand-
parents' house and grand-
parents' houses are NEVER
child friendly. You surely re-
member your grandparents'
house filled with seemingly
millions of little glass trinkets
that they collected throughout
their life, trinkets your grand-
parents swore were not valu-
able ... until you touched one
and they yelled, "Oh God no,
put it down!" That is what my
parents' house has become.
While they have not yet be-
come those grandparents who
scream every time one trin-
ket is looked at cross-eyed,
they did obviously hold their
breath whenever Ben neared
one.
I didn't expect them to
hide everything valuable, but
for .the love of Tim Tebow,
they left EVERYTHING out,
much of which was on cof-
fee tables and end tables and
everywhere else within his
reach from glass charms
to books with pages that are
far too easy to rip to candles
that look like balls when they
knew full well that Ben has a
sick obsession with baseballs
and basketballs; all he wants
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Some post-holiday thoughts:
We went to Bethlehem a
few days before Christmas.
No, not the one in Israel, but
the one in Pennsylvania. That
town, in Pennsylvania's Allegh-
eny Mountains, was named on
Christmas Eve 1741, by Mora-
vian missionaries.
Moravia, in case your ge-
ography needs refreshing in
this ever-changing world, was
a kingdom in what now is the
Czech Republic. The area
also is known as Bohemia,
and "bohemians" long have
been dissenters to the status
quo. Indeed their Jan Hus,
not Martin Luther, was the
first to introduce Protestant-
ism to German-speaking peo-
ples. The -prevailing authori-
ties, firmly Catholic, burned
him to death in 1415.
But many Moravians clung
to dissent and emigrated for
that reason. They were akin
to English Quakers, the first
religious radicals to settle
Pennsylvania. Both sects
held the unconventional be-
lief that Native Americans
had souls, and the desire
to spread their faith is what
brought Moravian families
to the wilderness that they
named Bethlehem.
In the next century, the
town became known for
Bethlehem Steel, and the
corporation was one of the
world's biggest and most fun-
damental. Steel mill employ-
ees, ironically enough, often
came from places not far from
Moravia: most were from
Hungary, Slovenia, Poland,
and other eastern European
nations.
Bethlehem Steel was a
big factor in the American
economy until the late twen-
tieth century, when manage-
ment began to close its mills
rather than update them
with new technology. When
the immigrants of the previ-
ous century became middle-
class citizens who expected a
living wage for.their hard and
dangerous work, the corpora-
tion went abroad for cheaper
labor.
Now Bethlehem Steel's for-
tress-like brick walls, its for-
merly fiery furnaces, and its
tall dark smoke stacks are as
quiet as dead giants. Snow
and slush collected on what
once were busy factory floors
when we were there at Christ-
mas but the earlier Penn-
sylvania Dutch heritage of
Moravian and other German-
ic-speakers remains strong.
Part of one mill has been
converted to a Christmas


mart, ala the famous Christ-
mas markets of Germany.
Along with sausages, sauer-
kraut, and beer, hundreds of
vendors sold mostly unnec-
essary items to thousands of
shoppers still seeking things
to wrap and give away.
But the most striking thing
I saw was a group of children
eagerly watching an ice sculp-
tor. He had set up his open
tent in the shadow of smoke
stacks, and it seemed to me
a perfect paradigm for how
our economy has changed.
Instead of making things that
are basic to housing, machin-
ery, and transportation, we
now make things simply for
their beauty or for their en-
tertainment value.
Although my heart aches
for the former steelworkers,
their demise may not neces-
sarily be a bad thing overall.
Somehow we have become
an experiential economy in
which a high priority is lei-
sure and learning experienc-
es. Instead of manufacturing
things, we do things for fun.
We can afford to pay ad-
mission to be entertained
and we do so, everywhere
from a Christmas market to
the stadium for the Steelers.
We support artisans who sell
their often-ephemeral goods.
We patronize Amish vendors
partly for their unusual food,;
but also to get a closer look
at these living anachronisms.
Diversity pays. And al-
though Hitler derided Britain
as "a nation of shopkeepers,"
which side won the war?

You may have read Steve
Otto's column on being
trapped in a snowy traffic jam
in northern Virginia. It wasn't
snowing the day we left, but
1-95 nonetheless was a park-
ing lot, even in the early after-
noon. We diverted over to US
41 and checked out the mu-
nicipal decorations in dozens
of small towns. It probably
was no faster than staying on
95, but it's easier on the blood
pressure.
Highway 41, of course, be-
comes Nebraska Avenue and
50th Street in Tampa. Here
it is the old Tamiami Trail,
as it linked Tampa with Mi-
ami in the heady days when
automobile travel was new.
Like now, though, Florida
officials were slow to accept
federal funds in the era after
World War II, and 1-75 didn't
open until the 1980s, two de-
cades after most states had
interstates. I well remember
the 1970s, when it took three


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or four hours on US 41 to go
to Sarasota during tourist
season.
So I wondered again what
happened to 1-85, which logi-
cally should have been be-
tween 1-95 on the east coast
and 1-75 on the west. An-
swer: it goes from Atlanta
to Montgomery, Alabama,
where it ends. Florida plan-
ners at work.

Finally, the Republican
war on Christmas. Yes, the
Republican, allegedly conser-
vative, war on Christmas. As
Republican House Speaker
John Boehner held his mem-
bers hostage throughout the
holidays, I wondered how
many Christmases were be-
ing ruined.
I know he made it difficult
for people such as our Repre-
sentative Kathy Castor, who
has teenagers still at home,
and for other members who
actually live in the districts
they represent. I'll wager
that Boehner and Mitch Mc-
Connell and other old bulls
haven't celebrated a Christ-
mas in Ohio or Kentucky in
forever. They decry Wash-
ington, but they invariably
choose to live there, even af-
ter voters push them out of
office.
It doesn't seem to cross
their minds that younger
members have children in
Christmas activities or want
to spend some time.with' par-
ents and extended family. Or
that others such as Mazie
Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Lisa
Murkowski (R-Alaska) face a
daylong trip by even the fast-
est method of transportation
to their homes. The old guys
just tool down to Capitol Hill
from Chevy Chase or George-
town, while the real represen-
tatives make and cancel their
flight reservations. Multi-
ply those hundreds of mem-
bers by thousands of aides
who also worry about getting
home for the holidays, and
we're talking tens of thou-
sands of affected families.
Some family values, those.
And on "holidays," I'm
weary of the faux war that
Fox News commentators and
other conservatives are wag-
ing on the word. I grew up
in such a staunchly Christian
home that when my parents
decided to move south, they
used the Lutheran Almanac
to investigate potential prop-
erty: they would not consider
any place that was not near
a Lutheran church. We went
there every time the doors
were open, including Christ-
mas Eve and Christmas Day.
Before we moved from
Minnesota, we celebrated
Christmas Eve in my father's
Norwegian tradition, Christ-
mas Day in the American
way, and "the Second Day of
Christmas" in the German
culture of my mother's fam-
ily. Yet everyone said "Happy
Holidays."
We meant these Christmas
occasions, as well as New
Years Eve and New Years
Day. Plural holidays, and
good wishes for all! Get over
it, Fox. Even if the modern
greeter intends to wish a hap-
py Hanukkah or Kawanza or
Winter Solstice on which
these holidays are based -
what is -the problem with
that? We all should wish for
more happiness holidays
and every day.


SIn Context
By Doris Weatherford


CITY OF TAMPA
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
REQUEST FOR
PROPOSALS
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Acts, Laws of Florida, sealed Request
for Proposals for the furnishing of the
following will be received by the
Director of Purchasing, City of Tampa,
in his office until:
3:00 PM ON 2/12/13
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AUCTION SERVICES
PRE-PROPOSAL CONF. TO BE
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CITY OF TAMPA PURCHASING
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then and thereafter to be publicly
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partment (Phone No. 813/274-8351).
Dated: 1/11/13
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Director of Purchasing
City of Tampa, FL
306 E. Jackson St., Tampa, FL 33602
1/11/13 1T


CITY O TAMP


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PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
INVITATION TO BID
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Acts, Laws of Florida, sealed Bids will
be received by the Director of Purchas-
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2:30 PM ON 1/23/13
FILTER SAND (SILICA SAND)
then and thereafter to be publicly
opened and read. Bid documents are
available at the Purchasing Depart-
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It is hereby made a part of this In-
vitation to Bid that the submission of
any Bid in response to this advertised
request shall constitute a Bid made
under the same conditions for the
same contract price and for the same
effective period as this Bid to all public
entities in Hillsborough County.
Dated: 1/11/13
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One should know better.
Fishing on Friday the 13th
can be dangerous to one's
health. Naw, you say. Those
are all old tales, superstitions,
malarkey and other exple-
tives. Well, maybe but not for
Wilfred (Tony) Meabe, Jr.


call it a day and return to the
launch ramp.
Tony recalls sitting on the
cooler-seat next to his broth-
er-in-law as they cleared the
no-wake zone. Hector pushed
the throttle and the 130 HP
engine quickly pushed the


emergency personnel were
waiting to treat the injured
boaters. Hector was trans-
ported to the Hospital in Tav-
ernier Key. Tony, far more
seriously injured, was flown
by medical helicopter to the
Ryder Trauma Center at Uni-
versity of Miami/Jackson
Memorial Medical Center.
Tony's wife immediately
went to Tavernier Hospital to
check on her husband and
brother. When she arrived,
she was told no one knew
where Tony was. Only much
later she was told of the air-
lift and that her husband was
in the intensive care unit of
Jackson Memorial in Miami.
The moral of this story is:
No matter how experienced
a boater, wear a PDF and al-
ways remain alert and vigi-
lant when under way. It is a
true miracle that Tony, who
was not wearing a PDF, sur-
vived the collision and was
not drowned. These two in-
dividuals had more than 30
years fishing these waters.
They know that area well.
This is not the first time
we hear of a daylight colli-
sion with channel markers
by boaters familiar with the
channels and markers. Many
issues could have caused the
collision: We can speculate
the wake of the boat ahead
of Tony's could have shoved
them into the marker. They
could have been momentarily
distracted when running at
high speed and failed to notice
the proximity of the marker.
Tony cannot remember.
Never take safety for grant-
ed . especially on Friday
the 13th.
BE A GOOD SPORTS


Outdoor Sportsman's

Report


By Richard Muga


It Was Friday the 13th


Tony is an affable, tall and
handsome 73 year old fish-
er born and raised in Ybor
City. "I have been fishing as
far back as I can remember,"
said Tony. We had occasion
to chat during a recent visit
to Boza Roel Funeral Home
where Tony works part-time.
Tony is no novice to fish-
ing, boats and the ocean. "I
have owned a boat since I was
15 years old," he confirmed.
He said his vast experience
in fishing has mostly taken
place on the east coast.
On Friday, July 13, 2012,
Tony and his brother-in-law,
Hector Palmero, embarked in
an unforgettable fishing ex-
pedition. As it was common-
place, they launched their
19.5 Sea-Ox boat at their pri-
vate marina on Tarpon Basin
located on the West side of
Key Largo. Ready to fish, the
duo traveled north to Black-
water Sound and later to Lar-
go Sound. Seeking a yellow-
tail snapper bite the fishers
navigated through the man-
grove canals west of John
Pennekamp Coral Reef State
Park seeking open water and
the reefs therein. These are
waters generally known for
their productiveness, but on
this Friday 13th, it was not
to be.
Some time that morning,
the weather began to dete-
riorate and the fishing was.
slow. The twosome decided to-


boat onto a plane reaching
cruising speed within sec-
onds. "There was another
boat on our bow with twin
outboards," said Tony. "Per-
haps a 26 or 28 footer," he
related. That is the end of the
pleasant memory of the trip.
"Next thing I remember, I
was at the bottom of Largo
Sound," Tony related. "I re-
member looking around and
it was dark, I had my eyes
open and I was breathing yet,
I didn't swallow any water."
"All of a sudden, a bright light
appeared and I was lifted up,"
he said. "When I broke the
surface of the water I gasped
for air and. my whole body
was in pain."
It later became evident that
the boat had struck, a metal
channel marker. The collision
had caused a gash on the port
side of the vessel that compro-
mised its integrity and. ability
to stay afloat. At first, Hec-
tor did not realize Tony had
been ejected from the. boat,
he looked around and finally
determined Tony'had fallen
into the water. Despite the
damage to the boat, Hector
managed to turn the boat and
retrieved a severely injured
STony. The couple beached the
boat into the mangroves to
avoid its sinking.
A Sea Tow boat picked-
up the injured boaters and
transported them to John
Pennekamp Marina 'where


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(continued from page 17)
to do is throw a ball ALL DAY
LONG. I spent half the week
chasing him around the house
screaming, "Ben, no! Ben, no!
Ben, NO NO NO NO NO!"-
My fear that Ben would ruin
Christmas did indeed pan out
in one of the two ways I pre-
dicted. While his position as
the "new baby" did not steal
any attention from the other
kids, he did rape every tree in
the house that was not hidden
behind locked doors by taking
Christmas balls off the trees
and tossing them toward the
angel sitting on their peaks.
By the time we left my par-
ents' house a week later, every
tree was bare from the bottom
to the highest point Ben could
reach. All of this also caused
me to yell nonstop, "Ben, no!"
Yes, my promise to stop
yelling ended with total failure
thanks to my parents' home.
I consider myself lucky that
we haven't ever had. a relative
cremated, otherwise I am sure
that my parents would have
left the ashes in Ben's crib.
SPEAKING OF CRIBS ...
they swore that had a suit-
able crib, but the one they
had looked like it came right
off the set of American Hor-
ror Story made of splintered
rickety wood with bars per-
fectly spaced out so Ben's gi-
ant head could squeeze in be-
tween them and get stuck and
just high enough off the floor
that he could climb out of it
and fall to his doom. So, af-
ter a long day of chasing Ben
around the house, I enjoyed
long nights of Ben tossing and
turning as he lay in between
Amy and me.
I can't write that my parents
were the only ones ill-equipped
for a baby's visit. Each of my
friends' homes we stopped by
was equally unprepared for a
baby. Most of my friends have
children ages 4 and above, so


it has been years since they
have had to worry about a
baby. There is a major differ-
ence between child proofing
and baby proofing..
One of my friends actually
had a live fireplace going when
we arrived and never once of-
fered to extinguish it. Even
more shocking was that he
didn't think hot flames would
attract a baby from Florida -
meaning Ben had never seen
fire in his life before that mo-
ment. I spent my three hours
catching up with that particu-
lar friend whom I had not seen
in three years by chasing down
Ben every time he ran for the
fireplace.
Following that fun stop,
we visited another friend who
swore up and down that his
basement-turned-playroom
was absolutely baby proofed.
And without fail, Ben proved
him wrong. Less than 10 min-
utes after entering the base-
ment, Ben was caught cram-
ming marbles into his mouth.
So I once again spent time
catching up with a friend I had
not seen in three years by yell-
ing at Ben.
So, in summary, I chased
and .yelled at Ben for every
second of my Christmas vaca-
tion in New Jersey that was
spent inside ANYONE'S house.
The word "vacation" in phrase
"family vacation" is complete
BS.
That's not to say we had no
fun. We had plenty. And I will
get to all that next week.
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me on Facebook, please visit
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The Guzzo's Christmas
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cheated on Third party national proctored examinations used to determine clinical competency and NCLEX
Examination readiness of students. The investigation began almost six months ago. Students under
investigation's names will not be released due to privacy laws. It was discovered that there was some examina-
tion irregularities with students who struggled in class examinations managing to score higher than usual on
third party national proctored examinations which were higher level competency examinations than regular
class tests. Students in the practical nursing program specifically in one class passed Third party national
competency exit examination with at least a 95% or higher chance of passing the boards which was deemed
highly irregular based on previous performances. Fifty (50) percent of those students who passed with a 95%
chance all went on to fail the NCLEX PN examination.
School officials with the help of national testing agency discovered that students had purchased examina-
tions and instructor resources and examination codes for both practice and proctored examinations prior to
examination and competency exercises. At least four students turned in national exit examinations and
practice codes from other institutions. These four students also named other students who had at some point
received examinations and codes for a variety of tests and practice tests. Students who confessed before being
called in will be given a chance to pursue their education and retake examination, as they demonstrated they
were willing come forward on their own. It is important as nurse that when one makes a mistake they own up
to it as this may save a life.
Students under investigation were given a chance to appear at student conduct conference as per SECTION
9.0 in the student handbook to discuss these examinations irregularities. All students notified of the confer-
ence attended with the exception of one student who stated that this was a waste of time and thus would not
participate. Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay has notified all licensing and Board agencies of the current
situation. Medical Prep Institute of Tampa bay has also submitted a list of names to the nursing licensing board
of students who were previous enrolled who it has been discovered also had the exit examinations.
Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay is currently withholding results from a recent exit examination under
Section 4.22 exarhination irregularities in student handbook until it has determined,which students will be
allowed to retake a new exit examination. Students under investigation have been notified of their rights were
also encouraged to seek legal advice and representation as they see fit. Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay
has turned in evidence of national examinations and practice codes from other nursing institutions to the third
party testing company in order for the testing company to pursue criminal investigation and obtain arrest
warrants.
It is important that students also understand that although the investigation has mainly focused on the PN
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A young woman who I grew
up with in my hometown of
Glassboro, New Jersey, re-
cently posed a question that
got my, reminiscing juices
flowing.
She wondered if any, of
us ever grow out of being at-
tracted to the bad boy or
girl. I let her know that our
neighborhood was all bad
boys and girls, especially near
her house, so we didn't-have
much of a choice.
It got me thinking about.
the neighborhood in which I
grew up and I came to realize
that it was probably a miracle
I got out.....of town that is.
My area of town didn't have
a fancy name like tle people
down the street from us who
lived in an area known as
"The Ridge." We were just in
Glassboro proper, which bor-
dered the campus of Glass-
boro State College, which is
now called Rowan University.
I had different phases of
friends in Glassboro, but
my first and most influential
friend was Mark Truax. He
lived across the street. from
me and taught me about
stomping on ketchup packets
and making gun caps go off by
banging them with a rock.
As far as I knew, he didn't
have a dad that was around,
and was a little bit of a trou-
bled youth, but he knew all
kinds of swear words that I
had only dreamt of. He was
also a bit of a bed wetter. Not
the plastic sheet variety, but
enough that his room always
had a slight touch of ammonia
dancing through the air.
Come to think of it, my
old stomping ground of El-
lis Street was full of bed wet-
ters my age. There was Pat-
rick, who is in jail for robbing
houses. Joseph, who was the
fifth of six very awkward chil-


dren,and Philip, who had the
thickest plastic sheets to ever
come out of the DuPont fac-
tory.
But Mark was about a year
older, and therefore, a gen-
eration ahead in kid years. I
remember feeling lost when
his mother moved the family
away, but realized that they
lived within bike range, so not
only could I remain the bene-
factor of his wisdom, but I
could do it outside of the pur-
view of my parents.
Our friendship, however,
came to an abrupt end when I
would commit a tragic error of
Shakespearean quality.
Our youth was marked by
the introduction of Star Wars
to the American lexicon. Any-
thing and everything Star
Wars became an addiction. I
remember using my prayers at
night to ask God for every Star
Wars action figure, except for
the ones I already had. I didn't
want to be greedy, I suppose.
Those prayers were not an-
.swered, which, as I psychoan-
alyze myself, could be the rea-
son I don't pray as often. But
there was an out. That out
was a store called Jamesway.
Jamesway was like K-Mart,
but not as nice. Sort of like
how Sears is like JC Penney,
but not as nice. The only thing
I remember Jamesway having
over K-Mart was its selection
of Star 'Wars action figures.
Jamesway and K-Mart were
the only department stores in
Glassboro, so these were my
only options.
Mark, like me, was a huge
Star Wars fan, but he was
also a huge fan of stealing. I
know it wasn't the way of the
Jedi, but he always got away
with it and I was fascinated
that things I had no money
for could be mine if I could
only .learn the age-old art of


pilfering. According to Mark,
Jamesway was the easiest
store to steal from because it
was easy to get extra shopping
bags from the cashiers and we
could just come back later
and fill the bags with what-
ever we wanted and just walk
out of the store like we bought
stuff.
Being nine years old, this
sounded like the greatest
idea. in the history of ideas. It
was definitely the best idea in
Glassboro history.
Our great heist began with
Mark securing a shopping
bag from a ca~shier. This was
the early '80s, so the bag was
paper, not one of those fancy
plastic bags of the new mil-
lennium. Mark got the bag,
so I had to go in and fill it. I
walked in the store and made
a beeline for the toy section.
Upon arriving at Glassboro's
Mecca of Force-driven toys,
I grabbed everything I could
get my hands on and filled my
bag.
I looked around and the
coast was clear. Could it be
this easy?
I walked to the front of the
store with my bag of loot in
tow. I'm sure, as Raymond
Chandler wrote, I was as in-
conspicuous as a tarantula
on a slice of angel food cake.
But it didn't matter. I made it
out of the store without even a
look from a cashier.
I saw Mark across the street
in the cemetery. All I needed
to do was make it through the
parking lot and across Delsea
Drive and I was home free.
I was nearly at the end of
the parking lot when I heard
the faint yelling of a man; I


The Bad Boys of Glassboro


turned around and saw a man
running, towards me, arms
waving, screaming at me to
stop.
I needed to make a break
for it. All I needed to do was
cross Delsea Drive, which was
the busiest street in Glass-
boro, and lose him in the cem-
. etery.
Somehow, my legs didn't
get the signal to run and be-
gan walking towards the man.
Out of the corner of my eye, I
saw Mark fake off, leaving me
to take all the heat. The man
walked me back to the back
of the store, where everything
became, a blur. What stands
out most was that 'I pleaded
and pleaded to the man to not
call my mother, who I swore
would murder me and have
me on the first train out of
town.
. My plea fell on deaf ears
and they called my mother,
who was home by herself
while my father was away for
his annual two week getaway
for the Naval Reserve. The
situation was exacerbated by
the fact that my mother didn't
drive and needed my aunt
Irene to pick her up and-then
come get me.
Upon my mother's arrival,
I remember being excommu-
nicated from Jamesway and
avoided the hangman's rope.
I remember being incredibly
embarrassed, but relieved by
my aunt being there. Her pres-
ence stayed my execution on
Ellis Street for at least a few
hours, but after a few hours,
Irene was gone and I had to
face the music, which meant
blaming Mark for everything. I
remember being banned from
ever hanging out with Mark
again, and I remember taking
a good whoopin'.
This came with the tradi-
tiorlal, "It's going to be a long
time before I can trust you
again." This of course didn't
mean anything because I nev-
er thought my parents trusted
me at that age anyway, so


Henriquez Sworn Into Office as

Hillsborough County Property Appraiser


In front of a crowd of 100 supporters, local dignitaries and family members, Bob
Henriquez was sworn in as Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Tuesday, Jan. 8,
at the George Edgecomb Courthouse in downtown Tampa. Henriquez was joined by
his wife, Carrie, while being sworn in by Hillsborough County Public Defender Juli-
anne Holt. Those in attendance included Mayor Bob Buckhorn, State R'ep. Janet Cruz
and former Hillsborough County Commissioner Jim Selvey.
Prior to his election as property appraiser, Henriquez served eight years as a rep-
resentative in the Florida State House, from 1998 to 2006. He also worked as a county
planner and administrator for the Florida Department of Children and Families. Photo
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nothing ventured, nothing
lost.
The true anguish was wait-
ing for my father to get back
from his Naval Reserves trip
while I was banished to my
bedroom. I hoped beyond
hope that time would heal all
wounds and maybe my moth-
er wouldn't tell on me.
No such luck.
As I remember it, my very
angry father took his time with
this beating. At least it felt
like an eternity. I know my be-
hind didn't stop hurting until
I was a junior in high school.
But it was the first and only
time I ever got caught shoplift-
ing. Did I ever steal anything
again? I'm sure I did, but
thankfully, I grew out of that
phase, but more importantly,
I grew out of hanging out with
Mark Truax.
I found out later that he
spent some time in jail, but
for the kids of my neighbor-
hood, the bed wetters espe-
cially, jail was a norm. Funny
thing is that my old neighbor-
hood wasn't a bad neighbor-
hood,; just a neighborhood
with some bad, and some-
times wet, kids.
I shifted my friendship to
many of the ne'er-do-wells of
the neighborhood with vary-
ing degrees of success and
humiliation. None seemed as
bad as Mark, but as my moth-
"er would say, we weren't bad
kids, just mischievous. I look
back at that time and rejoice
that I didn't end up like half
the kids in my neighborhood,
who either stayed living in
their parents' houses or were
housed by the department of
corrections.
I made a decision to get
out.
Recently my mother told me
that she heard that Mark Tru-
ax died, but she didn't know
why or how. I didn't know how
to feel about it when she .told
me, but I understand my feel-
ings now. I feel nothing other
than thanks it wasn't me.


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 12-CP-2902 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD H. BABL,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
RICHARD H. BABL, deceased, whose
date of death was November 10, 2012;
File Number 12-CP-2902, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hillsborough County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 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 other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE -TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE. DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The dateof first publication of this notice is
January 4, 2013.
Signed on December 17, 2012
Personal Representative:
MARY ROSE HINDT
207 South Carroll Street, #S-2
Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246
Attorney for Personal Representative:
GREGORY A. RICHARDS, JR.
Email: grichards@fowlerwhite.com
Florida Bar No. 0028339
Fowler White Boggs P.A.
Post Office Box 1438
Tampa, FL 33601
(813) 222-1160
1/4-1/11/13 2T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is January 4, 2013.
Personal Representative:-
DEE ANN SCIONTI
108 Halton Circle
Seffner, FL 33584
Attorney for Personal Representative:
WILLIAM R. MUMBAUER, ESQUIRE
William R. Mumbauer, P.A.
205 N. Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL 33510
813/685-3133 1/4-1/11/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 12-CA-003547 DIVISION C
HELEN KOBUS,
Plaintiff
vs.
JAMIE YENETTE MOORE,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
(formal notice by publication)
TO: JAMIE YENETTE MOORE
19 Browning Lane
Lakeland, Georgia 31635
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint
to Transfer Title of Mobile Home has
been filed against you in the Circuit Court
of Hillsborough County, Florida. You are


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 511078 DIVISION: C
CASE ID: 09-0233
IN THE INTEREST OF:
N.T.-M. 01/19/2004
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: ANA MAURICIO-HERNANDEZ
Last Known Address:
Calle Campesino Salto (no#)
Trancoso, Zacateco Mexico 98640
Mother of:
N.T.-M. dob: 01/19/2004
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 re-
quired to appear personally on the 13th
day of February, 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- 1
vision C- courtroom #310, Tampa, Florida *G i
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
n tlld L b. lu opm nted by i an,,, L ,,,l
at this proceeding.
Dated this 8th day of January, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 1/11-2/1/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR C
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION G
CASE NO. 12-CP-002762 DIVISION T G ivi
Florida Bar #308447
IN RE: ESTATE OFN t
AUDREY HINKSON ZIEGLER, N at
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS adve
The administration of the estate of AU-
DREY HINKSON ZIEGLER, deceased,
Case Number 12-2762, is pending in the thro
Circuit Court for Hillsborough County, throl
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, Florida
33601. The name and address of the per- life|
sonal representative and the personal rep-'
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of decedent and other ever
persons, who have claims or demands V l
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims .
. with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF ri
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO- W. l
TICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM. *-,, Fre
All other creditors of decedent and other Fou .
persons who have claims or demands
Page 24/LA GACETA/Friday, January 11, 2013


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on Plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address are:
Kay J. McGucken, P.A., 1320 9th Avenue,
Suite 210, Tampa, FL 33605
on or before January 28, 2013, and to file
the original of the written defenses with the
clerk of this court either before service or
immediately thereafter. Failure to serve
and file written defenses as required may
result in a judgment or order for the relief
demanded, without further notice.
Signed on December 28, 2012
Pat Frank
As Clerk of the Court
By Sarah Brown
As Deputy Clerk
1/4-1/11/13 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 511078 DIVISION: C
CASE ID: 09-0233
IN THE INTEREST OF:
N.T.-M. 01/19/2004
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: NOE TAMAYO-RAMIREZ
Last Known Address:
Calle Las Loma 1100
Trancoso, Zacateco Mexico 98640
Father of:
N.T.-M. dob: 01/19/2004


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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 re-
quired to appear personally on the 13th
day of February, 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, ATmpa, 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 8th day of January, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 1/11-2/1/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 512407 CASE ID: 10-653
DIVISION: C
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.R. (dob: 04/25/20b3)
M.P. (dob: 11/21/2009)
MINOR CHILDREN
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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: TIFFANY RITTER
Last Known Address:
2902 Ramada Drive, Apt. 256
Tampa, FL 33613
Mother of:
C.R. (dob: 04/25/2003)
M.P. (dob: 11/21/2009)
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
18th day of February, 2013, at 1:30 p.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 showcase, 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 8th day of January, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of.the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk
1/11-2/1/13 4T


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION C
CASE NO. 29-2009-CA-013929
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff(s),
v.
ALBERT MCDANIEL; et al.,
Defendantss.
FOURTH AMENDED NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Uniform Final Judgment Foreclosure
dated April 4, 2012 and Order to Resched-
ule Foreclosure Sale dated December 21,
2012, both entered in Case No. 29-2009-
CA-013929 of the Circuit Court for Hills-
borough County, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash online
at www.hillsborough.realforeclose.com, at
10:00 a.m. on the 11th day of February,
2013, the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final Judgment:
Lot 19, Block 7, EAGLEBROOK -
PHASE 2, and an undivided interest
in Conservation Tracts A to G accord-
ing to Plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 61, Page 24, of the Public Re.
cords of Hillsborough County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the improve-
ments now or hereafter erected on the
property, and all easements, rights,
appurtenances, rents, royalties, miner-
al, oil and gas rights and profits, water
rights and stock and all fixtures now or
hereafter attached to the property.
Property Address: 15104 Golden Ea-
gle Way, Tampa, FL 33625.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation irn 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-
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notification if the time before the sched-
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are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
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Florida Bar No. 764698
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No.: 08-019013 Division K
FIRST COMMERCIAL BANK OF TAMPA
BAY,
Plaintiff,
v.
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corporation, for itself and d/b/a Lazzara
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FINANCIAL SERVICES, a New York
corporation d/b/a Jaguar Credit, SICO,
INC., a Florida corporation, d/b/a Avila
Golf and Country Club, and JOHN/JANE
DOE I-I1, fictitious names representing
tenants in possession,
Defendants.

THIRD AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant to an
Amended Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated May 4,. 2009, and an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
as to Kennedy Boulevard Property and
LEI Personal Property and Establishing
SCredit Bid dated December 19, 2012, en-
tered in Case No. 2008-CA-019013-K of
the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Hillsborough County,
Florida, in which STONEGATE BANK
f/k/a First Commercial 'Bank of Tampa
Bay is the Plaintiff, and JOHN T. LAZ-
ZARA, LAZZARA ENTERPRISES, INC.,
a Florida corporation, for itself and d/b/a
Lazzara. Family, LAZZARA PROPER-
TIES, INC., a Florida corporation, for it-
self and d/b/a Lazzara Family, DANIELLE
R. LAZZARA, STATE OF FLORIDA DI-
VISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
AND TOBACCO, AMERICAN EXPRESS
TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COM-
PANY, INC., a New York corporation,
PRIMUS AUTOMOTIVE FINANCIAL
SERVICES, a New York corporation d/b/a
Jaguar Credit, and SICO, INC., a Florida
corporation, d/b/a Avila Golf and Country.
Club, are the Defendants, the Clerk of the
Circuit Court will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash to be conducted in
an online sale at www.hillsborough.real-
foreclose.com beginning at 10:00 A.M.
on February 15, 2013, the following-de-
scribed property set forth in said Uniform
Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
Parcel III (the "Kennedy Real Property").
Lots 20, 21, 22 and the East 5 feet of Lot
23, LESS the South 20 feet thereof and
LESS any portion lying within right-of-way
'of State Road 60, and that part of the
South 1/2 of the alley (now closed), lying
immediately North of said Lots, Block 2,
HANAN PARK REVISED SUBDIVISION,
Unit #1, according to the plat thereof, re-
. corded in Plat Book 14, Page 44 of the
Public Records of Hillsborough County,
Florida, said part of the South 1/2 of said
alley being more particularly described as
Follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner
of said Lot 20, run thence North 8 feet,
thence West 77 feet, thence South 8 feet
to a point 5 feet West of the Northeast cor-
ner of said Lot 23, thence East 77 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
and


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The LPI Personal Property:
All assets of Pledgor including without
limitation the following collateral, wherever
located and whether now existing or here-
after created or arising:
(a) Any and all receivables, accounts and
all other rights of Pledgor to payment for
goods sold or leased, or to be sold or
leased, or for services rendered or to be
rendered, whether or not earned by perfor-
mance, howsoever evidenced or incurred,
including without limitation all accounts,
contract rights, book debts, checks,
drafts, notes, instruments, chattel paper,
acceptance and general intangibles, all
returned or repossessed goods and all
books, records, computer tapes, computer
programs, computer databases, all other
forms of electronic storage, and ledger
books arising therefrom or relating thereto,
whether now owned or hereafter acquired
or arising (collectively "Accounts').
(b) Any and all of Pledgor's now owned
or existing or hereafter acquired or aris-
ing rights under contracts not yet earned
by performance and not evidenced by
an instrument or chattel paper ("Contract
Rights').
(c) Any and all fixtures, tenant improve-
ments not constituting part of any realty,*
machinery, vehicles, equipment, furniture
and other personal property of every na-
ture whatsoever now or hereafter owned
by the Pledgor wheresoever located in-
cluding personal property now or hereafter
located in, on, or used or intended to be
used in connection with, the operation of
any of the real property now or hereafter
owned by the Pledgor, including without
limitation (i) all extensions, additions, im-
'--provements, betterments, renewals and
replacements to any of the foregoing, and
(ii) all of the right, title and interest of the
Pledgor in any such personal property or
fixtures subject to any conditional sales
contract, chattel mortgage or similar lien or
claim together with the benefit of any de-
posits or payments now or hereafter made
by'or on behalf of the Pledgor (collectively
"Equipment').
(d) Any and all general intangibles of Pled-
gor, whether now existing or hereafter ac-
quired or arising, including without limita-
tion, all copyrights, royalties, trademarks,
trade names, service marks, patent and
proprietary rights, intellectual property, all
copyright applications, patent applications,
rights to sue and recover for infringement
of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade
names, service marks or other intellectual
property, software programming, blue-
prints, drawings, designs, trade secrets,
plans, diagrams, schematics, and assem-
bly and display materials relating thereto,
goodwill, all customer lists, and all licens-
es, permits, and agreements of any kind
or nature pursuant to which Pledgor pos-
sesses, uses, or has authority to possess
or use property (whether tangible or intan-
gible) of others or others possess, use, or
have authority to possess or use property
(whether tangible or intangible) of.Pledgor
(collectively "General Intangibles').
(e) Any and all inventory of Pledger, wheth-
er now owned or hereafter acquired, where-
ver located, including without limitation, all
goods intended for sale or lease consisting
of, but not limited to, all raw materials, work
in process, and all finished goods, pack-
aging, labels, advertising materials, and
all supplies of every kind or nature which
are used or may be used in manufactur-
ing, selling, packing, shipping, advertising,
leasing or furnishing of goods, whether now
owned or hereafter acquired and wherever
located (collectively "Inventory').
(f) All other non-real property assets and
property of Pledgor or whatever kind and
wherever located.
(g) All goods owned or possessed by Bor-
:rower.
(h) All deposit accounts maintained by the
Pledgor with the Secured Party (herein,
collectively "Deposit Accounts'), and the
proceeds thereof.
(i) Any deposits, credits, securities, inter-
ests, participation, shares, collateral or
property of the Pledgor at any time now
or thereafter in the possession, custody,
safekeeping or control of or in transit to the
Secured Party and the proceeds thereof
(the "Deposits and Securities').
(j) All accessions to, substitutions for and
all replacements, and products of the fore-
going, including, without limitation, docu-
ments covering said collateral, all property
received wholly or partly in' trade or ex-
change for such collateral.
(k) All books and records relating to the
conduct of Pledger's business or relating
to any of the foregoing (herein, collective-
ly, "Books and Records').
(I) All cash or non-cash proceeds of any
of the foregoing, including insurance pro-
ceeds and all products thereof.
(m) All ledger sheets, files, records, docu-
ments and instruments (including, but not
limited to, computer programs, tapes and
related electronic data processing soft-
ware) evidencing an interest in.or relating
to any of the foregoing.
The foregoing is hereinafter collectively
referred to as the "Collateral."
The Collateral shall include, without limita-
tion, the following categories of assets as
defined in Article 9 of the Uniform Com-
mercial Code: goods (including inventory,
equipment and any accessions thereto),
instruments (including promissory notes),
documents, accounts (including health-
care-insurance receivables), chattel paper
(whether tangible or electronic), deposit
accounts, letter-of-credit rights (whether
or not the letter of credit is evidenced by a
writing), commercial tort claims, securities
and all other investment property, general
intangibles (including payment intangibles.
and software), supporting obligations and
any and all proceeds of any thereof, wher-
ever located, whether now owned and
hereafter acquired.
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.
If you are a person with a disability who
needsuany 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
Share hearing or voice impaired, call 711.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Dated this 26th day of December, 2012
Ronald B. Cohn, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 599786
Arnstein & Lehr LLP
302 Knights Run Avenue, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33602
.1/4-1/11/13 2T

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #: 11 -CC-015676-L
BRENTWOOD HILLS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-
profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL TACIC, and GROW
FINANCIAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
f/k/a MacDill Federal Credit Union,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 18, 2012, and entered in Case
No. 11-CC-015676-L, of the County Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hillsborough County, Florida,. wherein
BRENTWOOD HILLS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC. is Plaintiff, and MI-
CHAEL TACIC and GROW FINANCIAL
FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONWN f/k/a Mac-
Dill Federal Credit Union are Defendants,
the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to
the highest bidder for cash on February
8, 2013, in an online sale at www.hills-
borough.realforeclose.com beginning at
10:00 a.m, the following property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 23, Block 3, BRENTWOOD HILLS,
TRACT "F', Unit 1, according to the
map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 75, page 53, of the Public Re-
cords of Hillsborough County, Florida.
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 January 7,2013
Bryan B. Levine, Esq.
FBN 89821
Robert L. Tankel, P.A.
1022 Main St., Ste. D, Dunedin, FL 34698
1/11-1/18/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO. 12-DR-16957 (E)
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
DONG S. KIM,
Petitioner/Wife
v.
and
YONG M. KIM,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: YONG M. KIM
14122 Oakham Street
Tampa, Florida 33626
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on KELLY A. TOBAY-
GO, ESQUIRE, Givens Law Group, PLLC,
whose address is 201 North Franklin
Street, Suite 1700, Tampa, Florida 33602,
on or before February 14, 2013, and file
the original with the Clerk of Court at 800
E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida 33602,
before service on counsel for the Petition-
er, or immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current
Address. 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 21 st, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By Sharon D. Dale
Deputy Clerk 1/4-1/25/13 4T

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #: 11 -CC-015681-J
BRENTWOOD HILLS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-
profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.,
LADWIN S. O'CONNOR and PAULINE
O'CONNOR, husband & wife and
KEISHA WILSON-PARKER, married, and
UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 20, 2012, and an Order Resched-
uling Foreclosure Sale dated December


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
20, 2012 entered in Case No. 11-CC-
015681 -:, of the County Court of the
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hills-.
borough County, Florida, wherein BRENT-
WOOD HILLS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCI-
ATION, INC. is Plaintiff, and LADWIN S.
O'CONNOR, PAULINE O'CONNOR and
KEISHA WILSON-PARKER are Defen-
dants, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will
sell to the highest bidder for cash on Feb-
ruary 8, 2013, in an online sale at www.
hillsborough.realforeclose.com beginning
at 10:00 a.m, the following property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 48, Block 1, Brentwood Hills, Tract
"A", Unit 2, Phase 2, according to the
map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 79, Page 73, of the Public Re-
cords Hillsborough County, Florida.
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 January 7, 2013
Bryan B. Levine, Esq.
FBN 89821
Robert L. Tankel, P.A.
1022 Main St., Ste. D, Dunedin, FL 34698
1/11-1/18/13 2T

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #: 11-CC-019271-M
BOYETTE CREEK HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-
profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLAUDIA M. LLOVERA a single person,
and UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendants. ..
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 14, 2012 and entered in Case
No. 11-CC-019271-M, of the County
Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Hillsborough County, Florida,
wherein BOYETTE CREEK HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC. is Plaintiff, and
CLAUDIA M. LLOVERA is Defendant,
The Clerk of the Court will sell to the high-
est bidder-for cash on February 8; 2013,
in an online sale at www.hillsborough.
realforeclose.com beginning, at 10:00
a.m., the following property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 97, Block I, Boyette Creek Phase
2, according to the Plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 97, Page 3 through
10, inclusive, of the Public Records of
Hillsborough County, Florida.
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 January 4, 2013
Bryan B. Levine, Esq.
FBN 89821
Robert L. Tankel, P.A.
1022 Main St., Ste. D, Dunedin, FL 34698
1/11-1/18/13 2T


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
cation and may request evidence from.the
applicant to satisfy the Hearing Officer that
public convenience and necessity are met.
(G) The Hearing Officer at the public
hearing may consider any documents
submitted in connection with the Applicant
and hearing.
(H) The burden of meeting all require-
ments lies with the Applicant.
(I) All costs associated with the public
hearing shall be the responsibility of the
Applicant in the absence of any interven-
tion by one or more existing certificate
holders. Otherwise, said costs shall be
shared on a pro-rata basis between the
Applicant and each Intervenor(s).
If you have a disability requiring special
attention or services, contact the Hills-
borough County Public Transportation
Commission at 272-5814 with a general
description of your needs to ensure avail-
ability of appropriate accommodations.
1/11/13 1T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.
29-2010-CA-012893, Division H
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
v.
KATHY JO CHAMBERS, et al.,
Defendants.
FIFTH AMENDED NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclos-
ure dated November 18, 2010 and Order
to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated
January 3, 2013, both entered in Case
No. 29-2010-CA-012893 of the Circuit
Court for Hillsborough County, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash online at www.hillsborough.realfore-
close.com, at 10:00 a.m. on the 21st day
February, 2013, the following described
property as set forth in said Uniform Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:
The North 175 feet of the West 1,149
feet of the South half of the SE 1/4 of
the SW 1/4 of Section 11, Township 29
South, Range 21 East, LESS the West
250 feet thereof.
TOGETHER WITH all. the improve-
ments now or hereafter erected on the
property, and all easements, rights, ap-
purtenances, rents, royalties, mineral,
oil and gas rights and profits, water
rights and stock and all fixtures now or
hereafter attached to the property.
Property Address: 3410 Jerry Smith
Road, Dover, FL 33527.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of Lis
Pendens mut file a claim within sixty (60)
days after th', sale.
If you are ., person with a disability who
needs any accommodation 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.
Gerald D. Davis
Florida Bar No. 764698
Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye,
O'Neill & Mullis, P.A.
101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2700
Tampa, Florida 33602
1/11-1/18/13 2T
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #: 11 -CC-019263-H
BOYETTE CREEK HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-
profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS J. DeVORE, and DONYA
DeVORE, husband and wife, and
UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendants.


31; 2013 at 9:30 a.m., 2007 W. NOTICE OF SALE
y Blvd., Tampa, Florida, a Hear- PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
er, on behalf of the Hillsborough NOTICE IS 'HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
Public Transportation Commis- to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
conduct a Public Hearing for an March 21, 2012 and an Order Resched-
on for two (2) additional limousine uling Foreclosure Sale dated December
on their already existing limousine 20, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-CC-
e from UNICORN. LIMOUSINE 019263-H, of the County Court of the Thir-
w Port Richey, FL). teenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsbor-
............................. ough County, Florida, wherein BOYETTE
CREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
iy Certificate holder providing the INC. is Plaintiff, and THOMAS J. DEVORE
service being applied for by the Ap- and DONYA DEVORE are Defendants, I
nay submit an opinion about the will sell to the highest bidder for cash in an
application in writing, online sale at www.hillsborough.realfore-
iy Certificate holder providing the close.cbm on February 8, 2013, at 10:00
service being applied for by the Ap- a.m., the following property as set forth in
;ho wishes to present testimony said Final Judgment, to wit:
-examine witnesses at the public Lot 75,' Block I, BOYETTE CREEK
must file a Notice of Appearance/ PHASE 2, according to the plat
ion with the Commission not later thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 97,
00 p.m., five business days prior Page(s) 3, of the Public Records of
public hearing. The Notice of Ap- Hillsborough County, Florida.-
e/Intervention shall include the Hilsborough County, Florida.
address and telephone number of Any person claiming an interest in the
on filing and the name, address surplus from the sale if any, other than the
phone number of any representa- property owner, as of the date of the lis
wyer for that person. pendens must file a claim within 60 days
iy person wishing to speak at the after the sale.
.mment portion of the public hear- If you are a person with a disability who
r than a person who filed a Notice needs any accommodation in order to par-
arance/Intervention, must enter ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
e on the speaker sign-up list be- at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
public hearing begins. Each per- assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
places his name on the speaker dinator, Hillsborough County Courthouse,
list will be called to speak for a 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 604, Tampa,
n of five minutes. A speaker may Florida 33602, (813) 272-7040, at least 7
tioned by the Hearing Officer. No days before your scheduled court appear-
Br than the Hearing Officer shall ance, or immediately upon receiving this
a speaker. notification if the time before the sched-
testimony shall be taken under uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you
affirmation. are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
ict rules of evidence shall not ap- Dated January 7, 2013
evidence must be relevant to the Bryan B. Levine, Esq.
nd hearsay evidence should be FBN 89821
whenever possible. Robert L. Tankel, P.A.
e Hearing Officer shall have the 1022 Main St., Ste. D, Dunedin, FL 34698
to examine the Applicant with
any matter related to the appli- 1/11-1/18/13 2T

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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 082731.0000
Certificate No. 229557-10
File No. 2013-182
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
TRACT BEG ON S LINE OF SR 600,
585 FT ELY OF W LINE OF SW 1/4 OF
NE 1/4 AND RUN S 10 DEG 27 MIN E
182 FT NELY PARALLEL WITH RD 150
FT N 10 DEG 27-AND SWLY 150 FT TO
BEG LESS W 95 FT
SEC-TWP-RGE: 29-28-21
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
JOSE D. FLORES
IRMA I. FLORES
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 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jamegan, Deputy Clerk
12128-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate fora 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. 024202.9826
Certificate No. 218029-10
File No. 2013-183
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property: -
THE GRAND RESERVE CONDOMINI-
UMS AT TAMPA UNIT 4413 AND AN
UNDIV INT IN COMMON ELEMENTS
SEC-TWP-RGE:. 21-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
THE GRAND RESERVE CONDOMINI-
UM ASSOC. AT TAMPA INC.
Said property beingin 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 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711:
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 024202.9822
Certificate No. 218027-10
File No. 2013-184
Year of. Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
THE GRAND RESERVE CONDOMINI-
UMS AT TAMPA UNIT 4411 AND AN
UNDIV INT IN COMMON ELEMENTS
SEC-TWP-RGE: 21-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
JOSE ANTONIO GARCIA, JR
SILVANA NAYER
Said property bein 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 loor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court -
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jamegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 030440.0000
Certificate No. 218428-10
File No. 2013-186
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
LOT BEG 25 FT W AND 831 FT S OF
NE COR OF NW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 AND
RUN S 80 FT W 1110 FT N 80 FT AND E
110 FT TO BEG
SEC-TWP-RGE: 34-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
DEBORAH L. STULL
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 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is. needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 016355.6566
Certificate No. 216782-10
File No. 2013-187
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
NORTHDALE SECTION L PT OF LOT
9 BLK 1 DESC AS FROM NW COR OF
SED LOT 9 RUN E ALG NLY BDRY
62.75 FT FOR POB CONT E ALG N
BDRY 18.00 FT THN RUN S 68.24
FT THN E 7 FT THN S 41.33 FT TO
S BDRY OF LOT 9 THN WLY ALONG
S BDRY OF SD LOT 9 17.70 FT THN
WLY ALG S BDRY OF LOT 9 7.30 FT
ALG ARC OF CURVE TO LEFT-RAD
325 FT-CHD S 89 DEG 00 MIN 49 SEC
W 7.30 FT THN N 109.65 FT TO POB
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 52/15
SEC-TWP-RGE: 33-27-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ESTATE OF KURT HANDLE
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 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough. County, Florida
By Octavia Jarriegan, Deputy Clerk.
12/28-1/18/13 4T"

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 030387.5342
Certificate No. 218434-10
File No. 2013-188
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
THE TAMPA RACQUET CLUB A CON-
DOMINIUM UNIT 355 TYPE I/1.003410
PERCENT OF OWNERSHIP OF COM-
MON AND LIMITED COMMON ELE-
MENTS
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: CB02/27
SEC-TWP-RGE: 33-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
TAMPA RACQUET CLUB CONDOMINI-
UM ASSOC. 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 EastTwiggs Street, Tampa, FL
33602 on the 7th day of February, 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 accommodatiornn 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-


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida -
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 024202.9206
Certificate No. 217992-10
File No. 2013-189
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
THE GRAND RESERVE CONDOMINI-
UM AT TAMPA UNIT 722 AND AN UN-
DIV INT IN COMMON ELEMENTS
SEC-TWP-RGE: 21-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
HELEN BORGES
CARLOS GARCIA
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 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 144319.0000
Certificate No. 235257-10
File No. 2013-190
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
TAMPA OVERLOOK LOT 13 AND N 25
FT OF LOT 12 BLOCK 8
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 17/02
SEC-TWP-RGE: 19-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
LW AND MH INC TRUSTEE
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 7th day of February, 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 a accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 147040.0000
Certificate No. 235523-10
File No. 2013-191
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
SULPHUR SPRINGS ADDITION LOT 1
AND W 5 FT CLOSED ALLEY ABUT-
TING ON E BLOCK 76
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 06/05
SEC-TWP-RGE: 30-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ADAM VISON
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 7th day of February, 2013,
at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Please call (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
SIf you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd.,Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
-12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 146902.0000
Certificate No. 235442-10
File No. 2013-192
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
SULPHUR SPRINGS ADDITION LOT 9
AND W 5 FT CLOSED ALLEY ABUT-
TING ON E BLOCK 58
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 06/05
SEC-TWP-RGE: 30-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
SHELIA M. HENSLEY
JORGE L. DE LA BARRA
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, P
33602 on the 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711..
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 147522.0000
Certificate No. 235505-10
File No. 2013-194
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
LAUREL TERRACE LOTS 18 AND 19
BLOCK 12
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 17/12
SEC-TWP-RGE: 20-28-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
CYNTHIA ANN LAKEMAN
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 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ,
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
.Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 024202.9830
Certificate No. 217985-10
File No. 2013-196
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
THE GRAND RESERVE CONDOMINI-
UMS AT TAMPA UNIT 4421 AND AN
UNDIV INT IN COMMON ELEMENTS
SEC-TWP-RGE: 21-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ISELA D. PALACIO
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 7th day of February, 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 4205 two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; f you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jamegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 024202.9394
Certificate No. 217974-10
File No. 2013-197
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
THE GRAND RESERVE CONDOMINI-
UMS AT TAMPA UNIT 1811 AND AN
UNDIV INT IN COMMON ELEMENTS
SEC-TWP-RGE: 21-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
YOANKA BLANCO
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 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jamegan, Deputy Clerk
S12/28-1/T8/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 024720.0932
Certificate No. 218009-10
File No. 2013-198
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
GRANDE OASIS AT CARROLLWOOD
UNIT 1717 AND AN UNDIV INT IN
COMMON ELEMENTS
SEC-TWP-RGE: 22-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes.,
Name(s) in which assessed:
GILBERTO BORGES
Said property beingin 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 7th day of February, 2013,
at 10:00 A.M. (NOTICE: Pleasecall (813)
276-8100 ext 4809 to verify sale location).
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E. Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa, Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jamegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, 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. 027677.0000
Certificate No. 218288-10
File No. 2013-199
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
SOUTHERN COMFORT HOMES UNIT
NO 1 LOT 5 BLOCK 2
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 35/09
SEC-TWP-RGE: 31-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
R. GILLESPIE TRUSTEE
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 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jamegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PPF
HOLDINGS III LTD #16329, the holder of
the following certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number arid year of issu-
ance, the.description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 024173.2548
Certificate No. 217934-10
File No. 2013-200
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
CORTEZ OF CARROLLWOOD A CON-
DOMINIUM BUILDING 1 TYPE 2/1 3812
D CORTEZ DRIVE .4550% OF OWN-
ERSHIP IN COMMON ELEMENTS
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: CB02/39
SEC-TWP-RGE: 21-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ANA ELENA CERRA-LUYA
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 7th day of February, 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 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or.voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2012
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jamegan, Deputy Clerk
12/28-1/18/13 4T

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a
Public Hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m.
on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the
County Commissioners' Boardroom, 2nd
floor of the Hillsborough County Center,
601 E. Kennedy Blvd. At this time the
Commission will consider an application
from UNICORN LIMOUSINE, INC. (New
Port Richey, FL) for two (2) additional lim-
ousine permits on their already existing
limousine certificate.

Any Certificate Holder providing the type of
service being applied for by the Applicant
who wishes to present testimony must file
a Notice of Appearance/Intervention with
the Commission not later than 12:00 p.m.,
five business days prior to the public hear-
ing. The Notice of Appearance/Intervention
shall include the name, address and tele-
phone number of the person filing.-A Certifi-
cate Holder filing a Notice of Appearance/
Intervention will be required to pay half of
the pending Hearing Officer expense with
the Notice.
IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY WHICH MAY
REQUIRE SPECIAL ATTENTION OR
SERVICES, CONTACT THE HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTA-
TION COMMISSION AT 272-5814 WITH
A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF YOUR
NEEDS TO ENSURE AVAILABILITY OF
APPROPRIATE ACCOMMODATIONS.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
By: Victor Crist, Chairman
Cesar H. Padilla, Executive Director
1/11/13 1T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION: I
CASE NO. 2011 -CA-014807
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST
COMPANY, a North Carolina banking
corporation,
Plaintiff(s),
v.
W & D INVESTMENTS, LLC, an adminis-
tratively Dissolved Florida limited liability
company, et al,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclos-
ure on Count I and Count II dated June 27,
2012 (the "Final Judgment"), and ORDER
GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION -TO
RESCHEDULE FORECLOSURE SALE
and ORDER SUBSTITUTING PARTY
PLAINTIFF AND RESCHEDULING
FORECLOSURE SALE, both dated Janu-
ary 7, 2013, all of which were entered in
Case No. 2011-CA-014807 of the Circuit
Court for Hillsborough County, Florida,
wherein substituted Plaintiff is SUMMIT-
BRIDGE CREDIT INVESTMENTS IV,
LLC, a Delaware limited liability company,
and Defendants are W & D INVEST-
MENTS, LLC, a Florida limited liability
company; JOHN DOE, a fictitious name
representing tenant in possession of 5003
West McCoy Street, Tampa, FL 33616
(Parcels 1 and 2) (n/k/a Curtis Graham);
JANE DOE, a ficittious name represent
ing tenant in possession of 4405 West
Prescott Street, Tampa, Florida 33616
(Parcel 3) (n/k/a Jada McAlpin); and JOHN
DOE, a fictitious name representing ten-
ant in possession 6f 4405 West Prescott
Street, Tampa, Florida 33616 (Parcel 3)
(n/k/a Cory McAlpin), the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at a public sale conducted elec-
tronically online at the following website:
http://www.hillsborough.realforeclose.com
on the day of 14th day of February, 2013,
at 10:00 a.m. the following described prop-
erty as set forth in the Final Judgment:
EXHIBIT A
REAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
PARCEL 1
The East 1/2 Lots 7 and 8, Block 18,
SWESTPORT, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat. Book 14, Page 20 of the
Public Records of Hillsborough County;
Florida.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
PARCEL 2
The West 1/2 of Lots 7 and 8, Block 18,
WESTPORT, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 14, Page 20 of the
Public -Records of Hillsborough County,
Florida, together with the East 1/2 of va-
cated' closed alley abutting on the West
thereof.
PARCEL 3
Lots 7 and 8, Block 5, SUNNILAND, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 12, Page 46 of the Public
Records of Hillsborough County, Florida,
LESS the East 1/2 thereof.
PARCEL 4
Lot 6, Block 201, MAP OF PART OF
PORT TAMPA CITY, and the East 1/2 of
closed alley abutting thereon, according
to the map thereof recorded in Plat Book
1, Pages 56 through 58 of the Public Re-
cords of Hillsborough County, Florida.
EXHIBIT B
ADDITIONAL COLLATERAL
DESCRIPTION
W & D INVESTMENTS, LLC, an admin-
istratively dissolved Florida limited liability
company ("Debtor"), granted to BRANCH
BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, a
North Carolina banking corporation, a first
priority security interest in and to Debtor's
right, title and interest in and to any and all
of the following property. As used below,
the term "Property" means the property
described on Exhibit A.
All rights, title and interest of Debtor(s) in
and to the minerals, soil, flowers, shrubs,
crops, trees, timber and other emblements
now or hereafter on the real property de-
scribed in this Schedule (herein, referred to
as "Property") or under or above the same
or any part or parcel thereof.
All debtor(s) presently owned or here-
after acquired fixtures, together with all
parts, accessories and attachments, and
all additions, replacements, insurance and
other proceeds of the the foregoing. This
Property includes, but is not limited to the
following: All buildings, structures, and im-
provements of every nature whatsoever
now or hereafter, situated on the Property
and all furniture, furnishings, fixtures; in-
ventory, fittings, goods and materials on
site, and articles of personal property of
every kind and nature whatsoever exclud-
ing removable equipment and machinery,
now or hereafter owned by the Debtor(s)
and located in, on, or used or intended
to be used in connection with or with the
operation of the Property, buildings, struc-
tures or other improvements, including
all extensions, additions, improvements,
betterments, renewals, accessions and/
or replacements to any of the foregoing,
and all of the personal property or fixtures
subject to a conditional sales contract,
chattel mortgage or similar lien or claim
together-with the.benefit of any deposits
or payments now or hereafter made by the
Debtor(s) or on its behalf.
TOGETHER WITH all and singular the
tenements, hereditaments, easements
and appurtenances thereunto belonging,
or in any wise appertaining, and the rents,
issues, and profits thereof, and also all the
estate, right, title, interest and all claims
and demands whatsoever, as well in law
as in equity, of the Debtor(s) in and to the
same, and every part and parcel thereof,
and also specifically but not by way of
limitation all gas and electric fixtures, ra-
diators, heaters, water pumps, air condi-
tioning equipment, boilers, ranges, eleva-
tors and motors, bath tubs, sinks, water
closets, water basins, pipes, faucets, and
other plumbing and heating fixtures, man-
tels, refrigerating plants and ice boxes,
window screens, all freezing, lighting,
laundry, incineratinerating, and power equip-
ment; engines, pumps, tanks, conduits,
switchboards, lifting, cleaning, fire pre pre-
vention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating,
ventilating, and communications appara-
tus, furnaces, oil burners or units thereof,
appliances, air cooling and air condition-
ing apparatus, awnings, storm doors and
windows, stoves, refrigerators, attached
cabinets, partitions, ducts and compres-
sors, rugs and carpets, draperies, furniture
and furnishings in commercial, institutional
and industrial buildings, together with all
building materials to be installed therein,
screen doors, venetian blinds, cornices,
storm shutters and awnings, which are
now or may hereafter pertain to or be used
with, in or on the Property, even though
they may be detached or detachable, are
and shall be deemed to be fixtures and ac-
cessories to the freehold and a part of the
Property.
FURTHER TOGETHER WITH Debtor(s)
interest as lessor in and to all rents, issues,
income, profits generated-through the use
by Debtor(s) or others of the real or per-
sonal property encumbered by this instru-
ment, including any such rents, issues,
income, profits and any such payments in
lieu thereof, of any business activity con-
ducted by Debtor on or through the use
of the Property, together with any and all
guarantees of such leases and including
all present and future security deposits
and advance rentals, and the proceeds of
all of the foregoing.
All of the water, sanitary and storm
sewer systems now or hereafter owned by
the Debtor(s) which are now or hereafter
located by, over, and upon the Property
or any part and parcel thereof,, and which
water system includes all water mains,
service laterals, hydrants, valves and ap-
purtenances, and which sewer system
includes all sanitary sewer lines, including
mains, laterals, manholes and appurte-
nances.
All paving for streets, roads, walkways
or entrance ways now or hereafter owned
by Debtor(s) and which are now or hereaf-
ter located on the Property. of any part or
parcel thereof.
Any and all awards of payments, includ-
ing interest thereon, and the right to re-
ceive the same, as a result of (a) the exer-
cise of the right of eminent domain, (b) the
alteration of the grade of any street, or (c)
any other injury to, taking of, or decrease
- in the value of the Property.
All of the right, title and interest of the
Debtor(s) in and to all unearned premi-
ums accrued, accruing or to accrue un-
der any all all insurance policies now or
hereafter provided pursuant to the terms
of security agreements, and all proceeds
or sums payable for the loss of or damage
to (a) the Property or (b) rents, revenues,
income, profits or proceeds from leases,
franchises, concessions or licenses of or
on any part of the Property.
All contracts and contract rights of
Debtor(s) arising from contracts entered
into in connection with development,
construction upon or operation of the
Property.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
All Debtor's rights to any fictitious or
other names or tradenames used in con-
junction with the Property.
In the case of multiple Debtors the term
"Debtor" or "Debtors", as used herein, joint-
ly and severally, includes all Debtors. The
Property affected by the financing state-
ment is owned by W& D INVESTMENTS,
LLC and is legally described as attached
hereto. Also encumbered are all Debtor's
rights as provided in the Assignment of
Rents, Leases, Contracts, Accounts and
Deposits; Assignment of Permits, Con-
tract Documents and Developer's Rights
and Assignment of Borrower's Interest in
Purchase Contracts and Earnest Money
Deposits executed simultaneously here-
with. A foreclosure of the indebtedness,
and any future advances made thereun-
der (or a voluntary conveyance in lieu of
foreclosure) shall include foreclosure and/
or transfer of all of Debtor's right, title and
interest in all of the foregoing.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the 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 January 7, 2013
Tara L. Carroll, Esquire
FBN 764698
Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye,
O'Neill & Mullis, P.A.
101 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2700
Tampa, FL 33602
1/11-1/18/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUS COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case Number 12 019678 Division H
JEFFREY F: BUTLER,
Plaintiff,
v.
GABRIEL CAVAZOS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GABRIEL CAVAZOS;
UNKNOWN TENANT; AND UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR .
AGAINST BERT CHASE, DECEASED;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO DEFENDANTS: UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR
ANY OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST BERT
CHASE, DECEASED:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED of the institution
of this action by Plaintiff against you seek-
ing to quiet title to the following property in
Hillsborough County, Florida:
Lot 4, Cavazos Survey for a Minor
'Subdivision, according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in Minor Plat
Book 1, Page 66, Public Records of
Hillsborough County, Florida.
Also known as:
The South 100.00 feet of the North
200.00 feet of the West 225.00 feet
of Lot 356, of Map of Ruskin Colony
Farms, as per the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 63,
of the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida. (Lot 4)
Also known as:
Lot 4, of Cavazos Survey for a Minor
Subdivision with no improvements,
a part of Lot 356, of Map of Ruskin
Colony Farms, in Plat Book 5, Page
53, Section 16, Township 32 South,
Range 19 East, Hillsborough Coun-
ty, Florida, further recorded in Minor
Subdivision Survey Book 1, Page 66,
of the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida.
Address: 2031 18th Ave. SE, Ruskin,
FL 33570-5832.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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 28, 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 December 20, 2012
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Court
By Lisa Mangual
As Deputy Clerk
Henry W. Hicks, Esq.
12/28-1/18/13 4T
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 11-CC-038010 Div. L
THE LANDINGS OF TAMPA
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Plaintiff,
V.
ELVIS BARROS, and UNKNOWN
TENANTS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
the Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclos-
ure entered on October 11, 2012 and Or-
der on Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
entered on December 28, 2012, in the
case pending in the County Court of the
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hills-
borough County, Florida, Case No. 11-
CC-038010, Division "L", the undersigned
Clerk will sell the property situated in said
County, described as:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT 313, OF THE
LANDINGS OF TAMPA, A CON-
DOMINIUM ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
RECORDED 1N OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 15589, AT PAGE 1308, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS
AMENDED TOGETHER WITH AN
UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO.
Property Address: 4107 Chatham Oak
Court, #313, Tampa, FL 33624.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash on February 15, 2013 at
10:00 A.M. online at the following website:
http://www.hillsborough.realforeclose.com.
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.
Barbara J. Prasse, P.A.
FBN 610933
P.O. Box 173497, Tampa, FL 33672,
1/11-1/18/13 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 12-CP-3211 -Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAWRENCE PAINE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LAW-
RENCE PAINE, deceased, whose date of
death was May 20, 2012; File Number 12-
CP-3211, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Hillsborough County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 800 E.
Twiggs Street,. Tampa, FL 33602. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-,
tive's attorney are-set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy 9f this
notice is required to be served, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
January 1.1, 2013.
Signed on January 7, 2013 .
Personal Representative:
PAIGE Y. PAINE
811 Grove Park Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DONNA L. LONGHOUSE
Email: dlonghouse@fowlerwhite.com
Florida Bar No. 0992844
Fowler White Boggs P.A.
Post Office Box 1438
Tampa, FL 33601-1438
(813) 228-7411
1/11-1/18/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 12-CP-003073 DIVISION A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROSE SPICOLA, aka Rose F. Spicola aka
Rose Frances Spicola,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Rose
Spicola, aka Rose F. Spicola aka Rose
Frances Spicola, deceased, File Number
12-CP-003073, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hillsborough County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
George Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E.
Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida 33602. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that challenge
the validity of the will, the qualifications of
the personal representative, venue, or ju-
risdiction of this Court are required to file
their objections with the Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice is served within three months
after the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All bther creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
" LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is January 11,2013.
Personrial Representative:
JUDY ANN SPICOLA BOKOR
216 Blanca Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Attorney for Personal Representative:
NANCY G. FARAGE, ESQUIRE
Nancy G. Farage, P.A.
Post Office Box 173027
Tampa, Florida 33672
Phone: 813/837-4909
Florida Bar No. 325171
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Knollwood Manor's Second Annual
Health Fair
Knollwood Manor and The Tampa Family Health Centers will
be holding their second annual health fair Saturday, Jan. 12,
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6801 Diana Court in Tampa.
Free health screenings will take place. Free food and drinks,
face painting for children and entertainment provided by a DJ
will be on hand. In addition, residents can meet local political
representatives.
For more information about this event, contact Bill Sims
at 503-1973.
No-Charge Mobile Dentistry from
Children's Board Resource Centers
The Children's Board of Hillsborough County's Family Re-
source Centers will provide mobile dentistry to children six
months to 18 years old. Children can be treated on mobile
dental buses for-preventative services. If further treatment is
needed, a referral will be made at the time of the visit.
The bus will visit these locations in early 2013:
Central Tampa, 1002 E. Palm Ave. Wednesday, Jan.
16 and Thursday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (call 204-
1741 for more information);
North Tampa, 1401-A E. Fowler Ave. Thursday, Jan.
10, Thursday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. (558-1877); and
Town 'N Country, 7520 W. Waters Ave., #8 Thursday,
Jan. 17, Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Wednesday, March 13, from 9-
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (356-1703).
There is no charge. An appointment is necessary; call to
make an appointment.
The dental bus will feature on-board digital radiographs, two
computerized treatment areas and state-of-the-art sterilization.
For more information, visit www.ChildrensBoard.org and '
www.familysupporthc.org. Children's Board Family Resource
Centers are administered by the Healthy Start Coalition of
Hillsborough County. Managing partners include Bright Be-
ginnings,. Champions for Children, The Children's Home, Inc.,
Family Community Advisory Councils, REACHUP, Inc. and St.
Joseph's Children's Advocacy Centers.
Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair Coming to
The Coliseum in St. Petersburg
The Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair will be held on Tuesday,
Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Coliseum in downtown
St. Petersburg (535 4th Ave. N).
Job hunters can meet with local companies with immediate
employment needs from entry level positions, skilled trade,
health care and top managerial positions. Guests are encour-
aged to bring several resumes and dress professionally.
This year's event will also include a career fair. Several con-
tinuing education schools, local universities and vocational/
technical institutes will be on hand.
Admission is free. For more information about this job and
career fair, call Dave LaBell at 727-893-8523 or visit www.
tampabayjobfair.com.
Hispanic Professional Women's
Association Networking Event
The Hispanic Professional Women's Association (HPWA) will
hold its next evening networking event Thursday, Jan. 17, from
6:30 to 8 p.m. at DoubleTree Westshore, located at 4500W.
Cypress St. in Tampa.
The dinner's guest speaker will be Krayl Punch, home and
garden designer and owner of An Appealing Plan. Funch will
discuss budget-friendly options for home decorating.
HPWA.members and guests are invited to attend. An RSVP
is required for HPWA events. Members who RSVP enter free.
Non-members with an RSVP may enter for $5; those with no
RSVP may enter for $10.
To RSVP, contact Aubrey Lovell at alovell89@yahoo.com.
Those who have questions about membership status or re-
newal can contact the Membership Committee Chair, Lorena,
at lore.villa86@gmail.com. Those interested in sponsorship
are encouraged to contact Pilar at pilarortiz2009@gmail.com.
HPWA was founded in 1990 in Tampa by a group of His-
panic professional women. Its mission is to enhance the image
of professional Hispanic women by creating opportunities to
share knowledge and promote the value of higher education:
For more information, visit www.hpwatampa.org.
Music and Dance of the Andes
Coming to Tampa
The music and culture of the Andes will come to Tampa
at First United Church of Tampa, located at 7308 E. Fowler
Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. Inca Son, a group
presenting traditional music of the Andes Mountains of Peru
and Latin America, will perform in authentic Inca attire. The
group has toured the United States, Europe and Latin America.
.A donation of $20 is suggested. All proceeds will benefit Villa
la Paz, an orphanage in Peru. For more information about this
event, call 215-3403.
Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa
Bay to Host Be Mine Fundraiser
The Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay announced
it will hold its first charity fundraiser, Be Mine, on Thursday,
February 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay History
Center, located at 801 Old Water St. in downtown Tampa.
The fundraiser will feature specialty cocktails, cigars, Latin-
themed cuisine, entertainment and an auction of art, jewelry,
trips and more.
The fundraiser will support children in foster care through-
out Hillsborough County. The Children's Board Heart Gallery
is an interactive exhibit and website, featuring portraits and
videos of children in need of adoption.
Tickets for the Be Mine fundraiser, themed "Diamonds
and Cigars," can be purchased in advance for $75 from www.
heartgallerytampabay.org/be-mine/.
For more information, visit the Heart Gallery's website at
www.heartgallerytampabay.org;
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James R. Burkhart
Burkhart to be President and
CEO of TGH
James R. Burkhart will become the president
and CEO of Tampa General Hospital (TGH) effec-
tive March 4, replacing retiring CEO Ron Hytoff.
Burkhart is currently president and CEO of
Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, a private,
non-profit teaching hospital affiliated with the
University of Florida Health Science Center -
Jacksonville. He has held this position since
2010, having joined the organization as presi-
dent and administrator in 2003. He served there
as a consultant beginning in 2001.
Prior to his experience at Shands Jackson-
ville, Burkhart served as president and principal
of Endeavor Health Group, an executive health-
care management consulting firm based in Ft.
Lauderdale. He previously worked as president
of Fort Sanders Park West and Regional Medical
Centers in Knoxville, TN.
Burkhart holds a doctorate in administra-
tion (health services) and a masters degree in
hospital and healthcare administration from
the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He
is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare
Executives.
Knopik Receives George C.
Carr Memorial Award
Attorney Christopher S. Knopik of the Knopik
Deskins Law Group, a Tampa law firm, was
recognized by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the
Federal Bar Association with the 2012 George
C. Carr Memorial Award.
The award, named for late United States
District Judge George C. Carr, is presented
for excellence in federal practice and service to
the federal bar. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the
Federal Bar Association is the largest chapter
in the southeastern United States.
"Knopik and Knopik Deskins Law Group
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Rebecca N. Shwayri
wrongful death, commercial disputes, medical
malpractice and products liability.
Shwayri Selected to Join IAPP
Publications Advisory Board
The law firm of Carlton Fields announced
that Tampa attorney Rebecca N. Shwayri was
selected to join the International Association
of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Publications
Advisory Board.
Shwayri has written articles for publication
on privacy and e-discovery topics. She has also
presented CLE programs to corporate law de-
partments of Fortune 500 companies.
Shwayri is a business litigator, information
technology lawyer and privacy attorney. She is
a member of Carlton Fields' privacy and data
security task force and e-discovery task force.
The Publications Advisory Board is one of
the IAPP's seven leadership boards. The board
meets to discuss matters related to the field of
privacy.
Tribune Names Lankton as
Marketing Director
The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com announced
Jan. 3 that Robin Lankton was named as mar-
keting director.
Lankton has more than 15 years of experi-
ence in newspaper marketing. She has previous
experience at The Herald Tribune (Sarasota),
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Tampa"
Bay Times.
Lankton has a Master of Science degree in
internet marketing from Full Sail University
and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design
from Ringling College of Art and Design. She
has received numerous awards including from
the Florida Newspaper and Marketing Executive
conference, the Florida Press Association, the
International Newspaper Marketing Associa-
tion and the American Advertising Federation
of Tampa Bay.


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