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Title: Gaceta
Uniform Title: Gaceta
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: Spanish
Publisher: s.n.
Publication Date: 02/22/2013
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Cubans -- Florida
Hispanic Americans -- Florida
Italian Americans -- Florida
Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Ybor City
United States -- Florida -- Hillsborough -- Tampa
Coordinates: 27.9564 x -82.4344 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Bass Pro Shops cast a rubber
worm in the small pond of Hills-
borough County government. The
megastore made a good presenta-
tion, wiggled the worm just right,
kept the line tight and hooked six
largemouth county commissioners,
They swallowed the bait, hook, line
and sinker, knowing it was fake and
of no nutritional value.
The Bass Pro Shops professional
angler goes from small pond to
small pond on tour. This time, the
prize was $6.25 million in incen-
tives all for the privilege of another
retailer.


Don't get us wrong we are
happy to have the megastore here.
We just believe they would have
come without the incentive.
The County Commission just
can't play hardball when slick lob-
byists and the hope of large cam-
paign contributions are involved.
County Commissioner Kevin
Beckner was the only one who
showed a discriminating palate.
******
Tampa City Council is enveloping
the V;M. Ybor Neighborhood, which
lies north of the interstate around
Cuscaden Park, in the boundar-


by PATRICK
A
JAS WE HEARD IT MANTEIG I


Lib. of Florida Hist.
PO Box 117007
205 SMA Univ. of FL
Gainesville, FL 32611-7



ies of the local Ybor City historic
district. The rough boundaries are
Columbus Drive to 21st Avenue and
15th Street to Nebraska Avenue.
The local designation would put the
area under the jurisdiction of the
Barrio Latino Commission.
The final hearing is scheduled in


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X wview from a balcony during the 1977
Fiesta Day in Ybor City. Seventh Avenue
was packed with visitors strolling about
the his oric.strict. .


El deported al dia
Por Victor Sisa
Mal inicio para beisbol de USF
El equipo de beisbol de USF (1-2) cay6 en dos de sus tres
primeros partidos de la Big East este fin de semana, celebra-
dos en Clearwater y Dunedin. Louisville les dio paliza 10-1 a
los Toros en su primer encuentro. Lo Cardenales comenzaron
el desfile de anotaciones, con cuatro, desde la misma prime-
ra eritrada., El lanzador Nick Gonzalez explot6. en, el primer
episodio, despu6s de permitir tres carreras y dos hits, y tuvo
que ser reetnplazado por novato Patrick Justin. Los Cardenales
no respetaron al relevista y anotaron cinco carreras mas para
aduefiarse practicamente del juego. El lanzador de Louisville
propin6 12 ponches en cinco entradas sin permitir anotaci6n.
La finica carrera para los Bulls 11eg6 en el fltimo episodio.
(Pasa a la pagina 4)


A
Libro
WAbierto


"Quiero que me oigas, sin
juzgarme.
Quiero que opines, sin
aconsejarme.
Quiero que confies en mi,
sin exigirme.
Quiero que me ayudes, sin
intentar decidir por mi.
Quiero que me cuides, sin
anularme.
Quiero que me mires, sin
proyectar tus cosas en mi.
Quiero que me abraces, sin


asnxiarme.
Quiero que me animes, sin
empujarme.
Quiero que me sostengas,
sin hacerte cargo de mi.
Quiero que me protejas, sin
mentiras.
Quiero que te acerques, sin
invadirme.
Quiero que conozcas las
cosas mias que mrs te disgus-
ten, que las aceptes y no pre-
tendas-cambiarlas.


Por Manuela Ball


Quiero que sepas, que hoy,
hoy pod6is contar conmigo.
Sin condiciones".
Jorge Bucay
(Pasa a la pigina 2)




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the City Council Chamber at Old
City Hall Thursday, March 7, at
9:30 a.m.
School Board Member Dr. Stacy
White is talking of filing for the
East Hillsborough County Com-
(Continued on page 12)









Actualidad d&' 7

America Latina


Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico reduce progresivamente su traditional depen-
dencia de inversi6n estadounidense con la llegada de capital
de paises de Latinoam6rica, con M6xico a la cabeza a traves
de Asur en el aeropuerto de San Juan y la farmac6utica Neol-
pharma. El reci6n nombrado secretario del Departamento de
Desarrollo Econ6mico y Comercio (DDEC) de Puerto Rico, Al-
berto Bac6, sefial6 que hay en march iniciativas para reducir
la dependencia que durante d6cadas ha mantenido la isla ca-
ribefia del capital estadounidense. "Puerto Rico comienza con
M6xico a apuntar al capital de Latinoam6rica", indic6 Bac6.
Ecuador
Los Ministerios de Educaci6n Superior de Cuba y Ecuador
firmaron various acuerdos de cooperaci6n en la ensefianza, que
concretaran acciones para la colaboraci6n de experts cubanos
e n el Area de la evaluaci6n y acreditaci6n de carreras y univer-
sidades en la naci6n suramericana. La firma de los acuerdos
se realize a prop6sito de la visit que realize a la isla caribe-
fia- el president del Consejo de Evaluaci6n y Acreditaci6n de
la Calidad de esa institucf6n ecuatoriana, doctor Guillaume
Long. Durante una visit a la Universidad de La Habana, capi-
tal de Cuba, Long le express al rector del recinto universitario,
Gustavo Cobreiro, que la instituci6n que represent busca el
asesoramiento metodol6gico de especialistas de la isla.
Mexico
El Comit6 para la Protecci6n de Periodistas (CPJ, por sus
siglas en ingl6s) present recientemente en la sede de la ONU,
sui Informe Anual "Ataques contra la Prensa", en el que Mexico
(seguido de Rusia) figure en primer lugar con 12 periodistas de
los cuales se desconoce el paradero. Al menos 9 de los 12 de-
saparecidos fueron secuestrados durante el ariterior gobiemo
de Felipe Calder6n. Segln el informed, existen actualmente 35
periodistas desaparecidos en el mundo. Se estima que muchos
ya-fallecieron, pero no pueden ser declarados muertos hasta
encontrarse sus cadaveres.
Por otra parte, el papa Benedicto XVI nombro como arzo-
bispo de Tuxtla Guti6rrez, Mexico, a monsefior Fabio Martinez
Castilla, quien era obispo de la Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas, in-
form6 el martes la oficina de prensa de la Santa Sede.
Venezuela
El president de Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, regres6 el lunes
a su pais, luego de ausentarse, por mds de dos meses, despu6s
de someterse a una operaci6n de cancer en Cuba y de un post-'
operatorio que le ha dejado entire otras secuelas una traque-
otomia, para .continuar su tratamiento en un hospital military
de Caracas.
Colombia
Doce mil trabajadores de la industrial del carb6n de ese pais
y los duefios de El Cerrej6n principal industrial del Carb6n
-.no han alcanzado acuerdos que pongan fin a la huelga ini-
ciada hace dos semanas. El Sindicato de Trabajadores del Car-
b6n (Sintracarb6n) rechazaron negociar durante una semania,
como lo propuso la empresa, debido a que son muy pocos dias
para llevar a cabo una decision tan important. Los mineros
colombianos luchan por una nivelaci6n salarial. Abogan asi-
mismo por el tema de salud ya que cerca de 800 trabajadores
han manifestado que se encuentran enfermos por la utilizaci6n
de quimicos que se manejan en la extracci6n del carb6n y por
los dafios ambientales que esta causando la empresa.
Cuba
El primer ministry ruso, Dimitri Medvedev, viaj6 a la isla
ayer, 21 de febrero, en la primera parada de una gira latino-
americana que tambien lo llevard a Brasil. El gobiemo asegura
en su web que el mandatario ruso se entrevistard con RaWl1
Castro. Intentard igualmente reunirse con Fidel Castro si la
salud de 6ste lo permit.
Brasil
El gobiemo de Brasil anunci6 este martes el cierre de la
dispute con Estados Unidos en relaci6n a las exportaciones
brasilefias de jugo de naranja a ese pais, en un comunicado
hecho por Brasilia a la Organizaci6n Mundial.-de Comercio
(OMC) sobre el fin de la controversial. Brasil cuestionaba la
practice conocida como "ceramiento" (zeroing) por el Departa-
mento de Comercio estadounidense, que aplicaba una tasa de
hasta 60% al jugo de naranja brasilefio acusandolo de "dump-
ing", es decir, de comprarlo por debajo del precio just. Brasil
es el mayor exportador mundial de jugo de naranja, con una
facturaci6n annual de unos $2.000 millones y EE.UU. es uno de
sus principles clients, comprando 13% de las exportaciones
brasilefias.


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mayor
Madres de todas parties
de Estados Unidos exigieron
recientemente al Congreso la
prohibici6n de las armas de
fuego con el fin de reducir el
nuimero de homicidios en el
pais, que actualmente es de 30
diarios, y asi evitar matanzas
como la registrada en diciembre
en una escuela de Connecticut.
La Organizaci6n de Madres
contra las Armas, que agrupa
mas de un mill6n de miembros y
con fuerte presencia en Internet,
lanz6la campafia "Ten Coraz6n"
dos dias despu6s de que, en su
discurso sobre el "Estado de la
Uni6n", el president Barack
Obama pidiese al Congreso un
voto sobre medidas para el con-
trol de las armas. Kristin Rowe-
Finkbeiner, director ejecutiva
del grupo "Mamas se Levantan"
(MomsRising), explic6 que no
se trata de "prohibir todas las
armas", sino de "asegurar que
las armas para matanzas no
est6n en sitios publicos o cerca
de nuestros nifios".


control de las armas


"Es hora de dejar de lado la politiqueria y dar prioridad
a la salud y a las vidas de los votantes, y trabajar para
poner fin a la violencia por las armas", reza la petici6n.


Juramentaci6n de la nueva junta directive

del Tampa Hispanic Heritage















La Jueza Vivian Corvo (der.) juramento6 a la junta directive del Comite de laHerencia
Hispana de Tampa 2013, el sAbado, 16 de febrero, en el sal6n de Ybor del Hillsborough
Community College, recinto de Ybor. De izq. a der.: Jessica Barron, Susie Cornelle,
Nelly Katz, Maria Pasetti, Esq., Jay Padilla, Patricia G6mez,. Eleana Julia Ibarra,
Christina SAnchez Miller, Aileen Rodriguez, Damaris Soto, Marina Rodriguez, Rosa
Quintela, Luz P. Lono, Maria Vizacraa. Asimismo, se hizo reconocimiento por su
liderazgo y servicio a la organizaci6n a Matilda Garcia y Maria Pasetti.


A

Libro

SAbierto


(Viene de la pigiha 1)
Durante estos dias en que
le hacemos honor al amor, fra-
terno o rqmAntico, he reflexio-
nado, mas de lo que quisiera, y
record el escrito del psicodra-
matista, terapeuta gestaltico y
escritor argentino Jorge Bucay,
que he compartido hoy con us-
ted.
jCuan hermoso es ser ama-
do asil: incondicional y res-
petuosamente, acariciado de
ternuras y sin la merior cen-
sura, respetando la integridad
y esencia de lo amado. Pero,
e lo6 hacemos con nosotros mis-
mos? No puedo dar lo que a mi
misma no me ofrezco...
Le comentaba a una amiga
el otro dia una conclusion muy
simple pero sabia: el amor es
el uinico element que puede
sanar y salvar al mundo. Don-
de hay amor, no hay guerra ni
venganza. Donde existe 61, es
possible la sanaci6n, la reform,
la reconstrucci6n intrinseca de
la raza humana.
Un estimado lector me es-
cribi6 hace unas semanas.
Me preguntaba en la misiva:
"6C6mo se puede diferenciar
entire lo bueno y lo malo?",
cuando tantos valores morales
estin comprometidos, cuando
los nifios mueren en nuestras
escuelas y las drogas estan por
doquier (parafraseo sus pala-
bras).
Hoy le respond a mi apre-
ciado lector con un segment
del gui6n de la pelicula infantil
"Pinocho":
Deber&s distinguir entire el


bien y el mal.
eEl bien y el mal? jY c6mo
sabre?
Tu conciencia te lo dird.
6Que es conciencia?
,Qu6 es conciencia? Te lo
dire. La conciencia es esa d6bil
voz interior que nadie escucha,
por eso el mundo anda tan mal.
Me sent a meditar luego
de leer atentamente la.carta. Y
pense: yo tambi6n me preocu-
po, y, algunas veces siento im-
potencia... imucha!


Pero luego, el dolor y la rabia
me impulsan a o-c-u-p-a-r-m-
e, como bien me ensefi6 otro
amigo. Tomo la mano de la va-
lentia y con mis acciones, por
minimas que sean, procuro ser
un agent de cambio, sin ser
heroina ni famosa.
Las bases de la filosofia bu-
dista afirman que la revoluci6n
humana comienza por uno
mismo. .Discurro y prosigo a
preguntarme: qu6 puedo ha-
cer hoy para ayudar a otros y
ser mejor o mds sabia? Y alli,
just alli, en ese moment pre-
ciso se expand una avenida


Por Manuela Ball


de posibilidades en la que yo
represent al bien y al amor de
la Fuerza Mistica del Universo,
esa que se llama popularmente
Dios.
eC6mo saberlo? Todo aque-
11o que da paz, es bueho. Don-
de hay paz, hay amor, y donde
esti el no habrd maldad. lMi-
rad a los hombres y mujeres
por sus acciones, y conocereis
quienes son. Para saber, debo
aprender, debo investigar, debo
escuchar dos versions y, a ve-
ces, hasta cinco. No obstan-
-te, el amor florece en tierras
de paz y libertad. El amor es
amor, no es odio, no es tirania,
ni control, ni mentira, ni dolor
ni dependencia. El amor es, asi
como el Creador "Es quien es",
y lo que s6lo 61 puede ser.
Sedespide A Libro Abierto,
con aroma a montafia fresca y
el color que a usted le apetez-
ca, no sin antes regalarle este
fragmento de otro escrito sabio
de Bucay:
"-Hijo mio dijo el padre
para volar hay que crear el
espacio de aire libre necesario
para que las alas se desplie-
guen.
Es como tirarse en un para-
caidas... necesitas cierta altura
antes de saltar.
Para aprender a volar siem-
pre hay que empezar corriendo
un riesgo.
Si uno no quiere correr ries-
gos, lo mejor sera resignarse y
seguir caminando como siem-
pre".
Sonrio, suspiro, doy gra-
cias... y me despido.


PAgina 2/LA GACETA/Viernes, 22 de febrero de 2013


Madres de todo el pais abogan por un
.u 1 1 1


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No lo creo. Dificilmente se
elegird a un Papa reformador.
Ya en estos moments hay una
larga lista de papables, inclu-
so, casas de apuestas est6an
haciendo lo propio. Entre los
favorites estan: Francis Arin-
ze, Peter Turkson, Marc Oue-
llet, Angelo Stola, Christoph
Sch6nbom. Ahora, debido a la
influencia de los 11 cardena-
les de EE.UU, podrian elegir al
cardenal Timothy Dolan. Eso
estarA por verse.
Pero mas alla de eso, con-
sidero que entire los cristianos
de base como para quienes no
pertenecemos a ese tinglado
hist6rico que Hlaman "la Igle-
sia", vector de cultural pero
tambien de sinraz6n, de cruel-
dad y de intolerancia. Una
Iglesia que tiene alrededor de
unos 1.200 millones de series
humans que van perdiendo
el fuelle de su fe a pasos de gi-
gante; una Iglesia que pese a
su pretenciosidad afecta ape-
nas a la sexta parte de la po-
blaci6n del mundo, desplazada
ademds rdpidamente tanto por
el islamismo como por otras
iglesias cristianas mas acordes
al milenio; una Iglesia que se
proclama como la inica titu-
lar de la verdad en el mundo,


cuando el mundo sabe que s6lo
existen apariencias de verdad;
una Iglesia que dice tener ori-
gen divino sin dejar de ser una
asociaci6n de humans, detalle
6ste, que siempre le ha servido
para justificar lo injustificable;.
una Iglesia que pese a tener
inspiraci6n divina se ha pasa-
do gran parte de su historic a
lo largo de mil quinientos afios,
descargando todo el peso de su
poder sobre parte de la huma-
nidad, mezclando falsas espe-
ranzas con brutalidad, direct
o indirecta, y misericordia con
abusos a la vista de todos o
en las sombras, la cual es su
especialidad.
'Esta Iglesia sigue preten-
diendo que el orbe entienda y
disculpe sus miserias seculares
y que las vocaciones no retro-
cedan alarmantemente cuan-
do, por si fuera poco, siempre
se posiciona al lado de los ricos
y poderosos. No de los mas po-
bres. El versiculo de San Mar-
cos 19:24 dice: "Si, les repito,
es mns facil que un camello
pase por el ojo de una aguja,
que un rico entire en el Reino de
los Cielos". 4Es verdad que ni
el uno ni la otra, ni el papa ni
la curia romana, se dan cuenta
de que cada vez quedan menos


Por Sebastian Varone

cPodra el nuevo Papa cambiar el rumbo

conservador de la Iglesia Catolicap


proselitos que se dejan enga-
flar; que, a menos que estemos
ofuscados o interesados o ten-
gamos anulada nuestra inteli-
gencia por su influjo, no vemos
claramente que lo que-hace la
Iglesia no es si no traficar con
una bella doctrine?
Lo cierto es que asi estan las
cosas. Benedicto, a partir del
dia 28 de febrero se dispone a
entrar en el silencio en vida,
antes de alcanzar el silencio de
la muerte, para que el transito
a su muerte fisica enlace flui-
damente con la vida spiritual
que ya no se, si cree le espera.
Ratzinger antes de su fin,
deberia comprender que su
Iglesia no tiene cabida en esta
nueva Era; que su Iglesia. es
una nave que va a la deriva y
cada dia le dan la espalda mas
millones de series humans;
que la fe no pasa de ser una
declaraci6n intermitente de in-
tenciones, que el Vaticano este
ocupado por lobos, es que, sal-
vo la mayoria de los humildes
parrocos del mundo, la curia y
las prelaturas siempre han sido
y son quienes verdaderamente
disponen, ordenan y decide
parapetadas tras la estampa
del poder nominal del Papa.
Y ahora, Benedicto XVI, al
igual que los esquimales cuan-
do comprenden que ha llegado
su hora se adentran en la es-
pesura de la niebla hiperb6rea
para que los osos acaben con
su vida natural, despues de
haber contado los demonios y
de haber dicho otras tonterias
como human que es, se va
para eludir la Pasi6n innecesa-
ria a que le sometian los lobos
de su santa Iglesia. Pero tam-
bien, Ratzinger atisba su re-
denci6n en vida en lo inefable


del silencio.
AnAlisis de las profecias del
Apocalipsis de la Biblia
Seguin la Biblia, a partir
de cualquier moment puede
abrirse el quinto sello y acon-
tecer la gran tribulaci6n. Inme-
diatamente despues se abrird.
el sexto sello del Apocalipsis
y, se desencadenard un gran
terremoto sentido en todo el
mundo, aunque unos paises
sufriran mas que otros. Lo es-
cribi6 Juan el te6logo hace dos
mil aflos cuando estaba depor-
tado en la isla griega de Pat-
mos. El versiculo biblico dice:
"y se movers toda la tierra".
Luego le van a suceder las
trompetas y va -- ..
a ser de tal mrrag-
nitud lo que va
a suceder que -
todo el fr-indo ". -
se dard cuerlta
de que no son
fen6menos na-
turales, sino qLet
Yahuwah esta
detrds de estos
acontecimientos -
y, toda la huma-
nidad sufrird su
ira con sus pla- "y conocer i
gas, menos los
elegidos por el
Sefior y todo aquel que se de-
termine por Jesucristo.
Pero el Apocalipsis, el libro
de la Revelaci6n, tambien nos
dice cuando va a acontecer.
No nos dice ni el dia ni la hora,
pero nos da pistas para que
podamos saber cuando van a
pasar estas cosas, para que lo
situemos en un aflo u otro, en
unos afios muy concretos, con
un margen de error de uno dos
o tres afios. -
eCuando van a suceder estos
hechos que nos conducen al
final de la humanidad?
En un plazo de' siete afios.
Juan nos lo explica en el capi-
tulo XVII versiculos 7, 8, 9, 10,
y 11. Alli afirma que la rame-
ra es la Iglesia Cat61lica y que
son 7 reyes, relacionados con
ella. Nos explica c6mo aparece
la Bestia, de donde proviene y,
quien.serd el falso profeta, solo
para el que tenga inteligencia,
advierte. La gran tribulaci6n
debe ocurrir antes de la muerte
de Benedicto XVI y, recordad-
que la Biblia nos dice que su
reino debe ser corto y, lleva ya
ocho afios con 85 afios.
La Iglesia Cat61lica s6lo tiene
reyes desde que el Vaticano se
convirti6 en estado indepen-
diente de Italia, y eso sucedi6
con el Tratado de Letran en
1929. Benito Mussolini cedi6 el
territorio italiano que ocupa el
Vaticano a la Santa Sede, se lo
cedi6 a Pio XI. Desde entonces
los Papas son tambien reyes.
Hasta entonces los Papas eran
Papas; desde dicho tratado ac-
tula el Papa como Jefe de Esta-
do, y cuando viaja recibe hono-
res de jefe de estado. Juan, el
de la vision, no sabia lo que era
un jefe de estado, por eso le pa-
reci6 un rey, por eso dice que
son site reyes, porque tenian
un reino fisico sobre el que
.ejercian-toda autoridad.
c.Qui6n es la Bestia que era
y no es?
Se refiere al Papa Juan Pa-
blo II, sucesor de Benedicto
XVI, el que era Papa y ya no es
Papa, porque estd muerto, pero
subira de los infiernos, o sea
resucitara y los habitantes de
la tierra se maravillaran ante
tal resurrecci6n, al ver que el
Papa que fue, muri6 y' ahora
resucita, (reaparecera dice tex-
tualmente la Biblia de Jerusa-
len).
Diferencia de Humildad entire
Jesucristo y los Papas que
han pasado por el Vaticano
1. Cristo llev6 una corona de
espinas. El Papa lleva una co-
rona triple repleta de joyas.
2. Cristo dijo "Mi reino no es
de este mundo". El Papa afirma
su soberania spiritual tempo-
ral sobre este mundo.
3. Cristo lav6 los pies de
sus discipulos, y asi demos-


s la verdad, y la verdad os hara
libres", Juan 8:32

de recostar su cabeza. El Papa
vive en un palacio magnifico ro-
deado de pompa y esplendidez.
8. Cristo promulgaba las
leyes de su reino y animaba a
sus seguidores a hacer lo mis-
mo. Los papas exterminan esos
seguidores, y los reemplazan
con los suyos.
9. Cristo andaba entire la
gente predicando el evangelio
y haciendo el bien. Los- papas
viven aislados en el Vaticano, y
solo aparecen durante ocasio-
nes especiales.
10. Cristo predicaba un
evangelio gratuito. Los papas
instituyeron penitencias e in-
dulgencias para tener derecho
a la salvaci6n.
11. Cristo dijo: "No llameis
padre vuestro a nadie en la tie-
rra; porque uno es vuestro Pa-
dre, el que estd en los cielos".
El Papa demand que le llamen
"Santo Padre" y los sacerdotes
cat61licos se ofenden si no les
ilamamos "padre."
12. Cristo vivi6 una vida
piadosa y pura. Muchos papas
han vivido en la inmoralidad y
homicidio.
13. Cristo envi6 el Espiritu
Santo para ser su Vicario en la
tierra. El Papa dice ser el Vica-
rio de Cristo sobre la tierra.
14. Cristo es la cabeza de la
iglesia. El Papa dice ser la cabe-
za de la iglesia.
15. Cristo anunci6 la in-
falibilidad de 61 y su Palabra.
El Papa clama ser infalible en
areas de doctrine y moralidad.
16. Cristo ensef6 *que el
pecado debe ser confesado a
Dios. El Papa ensefia que el pe-
cado debe ser confesado a 61 o
a sus sacerdotes.
17. Cristo proclam6 que la
salvaci6n se encuentra sola-
mente en el. El Papa dice que
la Iglesia Cat61ica es nuestra
salvadora;
18. Cristo ensefi6 que hay.
un solo mediador entire Dios y
los hombres. El Papa ensefia
que la Iglesia Cat61lica y la vir-
gen Maria son mediadores.
19. Cristo predic6 que so-
mos salvos por medio de su
gracia. Los papas han ensefia-
do que somos salvos por obras.
20. Jesucristo usaba san-
dalias o andaba descalzo. El
Papa usa zapatos de mas de
mil euros.
21. Jesucristo andaba en
burro y el Papa en Papam6vil.
22. Jesucristo no andaba ni
usaba guardaespaldas, el Papa
usa guardaespaldas armados.
23. Jesucristo usaba un
bast6n de madera, el Papa usa
un bast6n de oro. Cada traje
del Papa cuesta mas de seis
mil euros.
Saque Usted, sus propias
conclusions.


LA GACETA/Viernes, 22 de febrero de 2013/Pigina 3


tr6 su humildad, que debemos
emular. El Papa present su
pie para que lo besen, y hasta
permit que las multitudes se
postren ante el.
4. Cristo vivi6 en pobreza. El
Papa vive rodeado. de riquezas
inmensas.
5. Cristo llev6 la cruz sobre
sus hombros. El Papa es lleva-
do sobre los hombros de sus
seguidores y lo bafian de es-
plendor..
6. Cristo predicaba la paz
y la buena voluntad entire los
hombres. Los papas han ins-
tigado mas guerras que -todos
sus agresores combinados.
7. Cristo no tuvo lugar don-
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El deported al dia


La poblaci6n hispana en

Estados Unidos va cuesta arriba


-m -
Lelo Prado, entrenador de
los Toros de USF
En su segundo partido,
los de Tampa se desquitaron
propindndole una tremenda
paliza 20-2 a Purdue (1-1). Ya
en el primer inning los Toros
habian anotado suficientes ca-
rreras, nueve, para asegurar
ampliamente la victoria. En el
tercer partido, frente a India-
na, USF bate6 bien pero no
pudo concretar anotaciones y
perdi6 12-2. Once toros que-
daron varados en las bases,
incluyendo tres en la primera
y octava entradas, en esta l-
tima USF tuvo la oportunidad
de anotar con las bases ilenas.
Los Bulls se enfrentaran a
los Seminoles de FSU en una
series de tres partidos que co-
menzard hoy viernes a las 4 de
la tarde.
Maradona es nuevamente
padre
El astro del ffitbol Diego
Maradona revel6 emocionado
la venida al mundo de su nue-
vo hijo, Diego Fernando, en un
video dirigido a un nifno brita-
nico que realize una campafia
para adquirir unas pr6tesis or-
top6dicas. "Me emociono por-
que hoy tuve un hijo y es muy
lindo, es tan lindo. como vos.
Tiene todo el derecho de vivir
como vos, 6sabes, mi amor? Te
quiero con toda mi alma y que
Dios te proteja", dijo Maradona


en el video que difunde el por-
tal infobae.com. En el mismo
se dirigi6 a la cdmara con su
palma derecha abierta y pinta-
da con la leyenda "For Luca" y
su habitual firma "(10)", en el
mensaje para la campafia a fa-
vor del pequefo Luca Williams.
El nuevo hijo del ex futbo-
lista con su ex pareja Ver6nica
Ojeda naci6 el 13 de febrero. El
orgulloso padre, anunci6 que
cuando sus compromises labo-
rales en los Emiratos Arabes se
lo permitan, viajard desde Du-
bai para conocer a su crio. "Voy
a viajar a reconocer a Dieguito;
desde ya, nunca le va a faltar
Mmi- --


Diego Maradona, a favor
de Luca Williams
nada", afirm6 Maradona, de 52
afios, quien es tambien padre
de Dalma Nerea y Giannina
Dinorah. Esta fltima le hizo
abuelo.
Oscar Pistorius acusado
de homicidio
El nombre de Oscar Pisto-
rius, el primer atleta amputado
en competir en un campeonato
del mundo y en unas olimpia-
das junto a atletas regulars,
ha dado la vuelta al globo al ser
acusado por la Policia de Sudd-
frica del asesinato de su novia,
la modelo Reeva Steenkamp,
cuyo cadaver fue encontrado
el 13 de febrero con cuatro dis-
paros en el domicilio del atleta
en la exclusive zona de Silver


Woods, en Pretoria, Sudafrica.
Segdn las iltimas informacio-
nes reveladas, el cuerpo de la
modelo apareci6 con el crdneo
destrozado. La policia ha des-
mentido rumors de que Pis-
torius haya confundido a su
compafiera con un ladr6n.
A raiz de este penoso acon-
tecimiento, han salido a la luz
previous incidents de violencia
domestica en la residencia del
deportista y rasgos sombrios
de su personalidad. Hasta el-
momento, todo indica que las'
acusaciones son irrebatibles,
y asi lo confirman decisions
de iltimo moment tomadas
por las firmas Oakley y Nike,
las cuales han decidido sus-
pender contratos y no usar en
futuras campafias la image
del atleta.
Por otra partt, Justin Di-
varis, el mejor amigo del velo-
cista, declar6 al diario suda-
fricano Sunday People, que a
raiz del incident, Pistorius le
Ulam6 por tel6fono dici6ndole
desesperado: "Ha ocurrido un
accident terrible. Mi chica...
he matado a mi chica... que
Dios me lleve".
A su vez, Kevin Lerena, otro
amigo del sospechoso, ha afir-
mado que Pistorius le dispa-
r6 a 61 por accident con una
pistola el pasado enero en un
restaurant de Johannesbur-
go, segCn el diario local Beeld.
Al parecer el multimedallis-
ta en los Juegos Paralimpicos
de Londres 2012, de 26 afios,
es un apasionado por las ar-
mas de fuego. Tiene un peque-
flo arsenal en su casa.
En si, se nos derrumba la
imagen de los idolos deporti-
vos: unos por dopaje y otros
por conduct criminal.


En un reciente informed del
Pew Hispanic Center se pre-
cisan las siguientes estadisticas
sobre la poblaci6n hispana en
Estados Unidos:
51.9 millones de hispanos
residieron en EE.UU. en el afio
2011, lo cual represent un
incremento de 48% desde el
2000.
17% de la poblaci6n de Es-
tados Unidos es latina, seguido
de los afroamericanos (12%) y
los asidticos (5%).
64% de los-nacidos en
suelo estadounidense son de
procedencia latina.
2/3 de la poblaci6n his-
pana es de origen mexicano.
Residen actualmente en el pais
33.5 millones de mexicanos
(65%); 4.9 millones de puertor-
riquefios (9%); 2 millones de
cubanos (4%) y 1.5 millones de
dominicanos (2%). Las demds
nacionalidades de origen his-
pano representan un 18%, es
decir 8 millones de habitantes.
Casi la mitad de los his-
panos viven en California (47%)
y Texas. Florida es el tercer
estado con mayor poblaci6n
hispana: 4.4 millones, es decir
8%. No obstante, otros estados
han mostrado un rdpido cre-
cimiento poblacional hispano
desde el 2000, por el siguiente
orden: Carolina del Sur, Ken-


tucky, Arkansas, Minnesota y
Carolina del Norte.
Un cuarto de los nacimien-
tos del pais en 2011 fueron
concebidos por mujeres his-
panas, de las cuales el 47% son
madres solteras.
La poblaci6n hispana es la
mds joven de todos los grupos
6tnicos del pais, seguido de
los afroamericanos, los asidti-
cos y por iiltimo, los blancos
anglosajones. Las edades pro-
medios son 27, 33, 36 y 42
respectivamente.
El 25% de los nifios latinos
mayores de cinco ailos, hablan
solamente ingles en casa.
El porcentaje de hispanos
con diplomas de secundaria o
su equivalent ha ido en as-
censo: de 52% en el 2000 a 63%
actualmente. La poblaci6n es-
tudiantil hispana con un titulo
universitario se estima en 13%.
El ingreso promedio de
los hispanos, $39,000 al afio,
es menor al nivel promedio
general: $50,000.
El nivel de pobreza entire
hispanos (26%) sobrepasa a la
tasa de pobreza national: 16%.
30% de los hispanos no
poseen seguro m6dico.
65% de la poblaci6n total
es propietaria de sus viviendas,
mientras que 46% de los latinos
son duefios de sus hogares.


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riznas VCulturales
por Leonardo Venta


El nacionalis:
"El nacionalismo es la peor
construcci6n del hombre".
Marcos Vargas Llosa
Amamos casi instintiva-
mente a nuestros coterraneos.
Sin conocerlos, nos inspiran
un hondo sentido de frater-
nidad. Aborrecemos, por otra
parte, a aquellos que conside-
ramos enemigos de nuestros
intereses nacionales. Los per-
cibimrnos como amenazas que
se ciernen sobre nosotros.
La sensaci6n personal y
cultural de pertenecer a un
pais es la forma modern mds
important de identificaci6n
colectiva. -El vocablo 'naci6n',
ademns de fidelidad a la pa-
tria, sugiere lealtad a la ban-
dera, observancias fusionadas
a sacrificios pasados y a la dis-
posici6n de volverlos a realizar
en ese inmenso afan de gloria
y honor.
Si bien, los concepts de
"naci6n" y "nacionalismo" son
imprecisos, lo que si puede
afirmarse con certeza es la
existencia de un nacionalismo
politico con un sentido funcio-
nal y pragmrtico de lealtad ha-
cia la naci6n, que en su forma
esencialmente liberal se hace
acompafiar de un patriotism
cultural con matices emocio-
nales e ideol6gicos. Involucra
normas morales y convencio-
nes de conduct, asi como la


mo, una epidemia ideologica


Benedict Anderson, autor de Comunidades Imaginadas


posesi6n compartida de un ex-
tenso legado de memories: una
unidad hist6rica y cultural.
El analisis ya cldsico de
Benedict Anderson, en su tex-
to Comunidades imaginadas,
propone el surgimiento del
nacionalismo con la transfor-
maci6n secular del siglo XVII,
cuando la idea de civilizaci6n,
entendida como continuidad
hist6rica, reemplaz6 las ideas
basadas en la religion. En-
tre los cambios traidos por la
Ilustraci6n, segfm Anderson,
el florecimiento de la imprenta
provey6 la creaci6n de las ba-
ses para el desarrollo de una


conciencia national al crear
una forma unificada de comu-
nicaci6n y de entendimiento
-entre los individuos, brindan-
doles un sentido de continui-
dad y pertenencia a la lengua
- incluso creando lenguas de
poder a trav6s de libros y
otras formas de reproducci6n.
Para el autor de Comuni-
dades imaginadas, "naci6n" y
"nacionalismo" son artefactos
culturales, que para ser enten-
didos es precise discurrirlos
dentro del aparato hist6rico en
que han sido creados.
Ernest Gellner, otra~ autori-
dad en la material, niega que el


nacionalismo sea el despertar
de las naciones a sus propias
conciencias, sino lo opuesto,
"el nacionalismo inventa las
naciones donde no existen".
Se entiende, entonces, que
la gente pertenece a una mis-
ma naci6n si solamente com-
parte la misma cultural, donde
la cultural significa un sistema
de ideas y signos en asociaci6n
con diferentes formas de com-,
portamiento y comunicaci6n.
En otras palabras, las nacio-
nes son el artefacto de las con-
vicciones, lealtades y splidari-
dades de la gente. Por lo tanto,
existen grupos que persistirAn
como comunidades, donde la
nacionalidad es comprendida
en terminos de cultures com-
partidas.
Es el nacionalismo quien
engendra las nacione.s, no lo
contrario; estableciendo sus
parametros mediante la fu-
si6n de Ta voluntad, la cultural
y la political. En ese sentido,
frecuentemente impone una
cultural social elitist (cuando


en sus origenes anidaba una
popular), en su afan de difun-
dir la cultural e ideologia insti-
tuidas en un medio escolar y
un idioma supervisado por las
classes altas, o en el poder.
Es tan grande nuestra ob-
sesi6n con el orgullo national,
que caemos en la trampa de la
presunci6n, el resentimiento y
la intolerancia. Olvidamos que
el nacionalismo exaltado, al
igual que el fanatismo religio-
so, causa miopia spiritual, al
valorar solamente las opinio-
nes y "virtudes" propias.
Bajo ese influjo negati-
vo, infectos de presuntuosos
sentimientos de enemistad y
remordimiento, negamos la
importancia de la diversidad,
atropellamos el derecho ajeno.
Del mismo modo, nos aferra-
mos a un discurso de perspec-
tivas cerradas, enfermizo. Si,
el nacionalismo es una epide-
mia, tan imbuida en nosotros
mismos, que ni siquiera nos
damos cuenta de cuAn conta-
minados estamos.


La Administraci6n de Barack Obama confirm el pasado
domingo que estA trabajando en una ley que permitiria a
los indocumentados que han vivido ocho afios en EE.UU.
legalizarse y recibir la ciudadania. Los republicans pro-
meten bloquear el plan: la reform estaria "muerta" antes
de Ilegar al Congreso, insisti6 a su vez el senador republi-
cano Marco Rubio. Segdn sefial6, la ley, tal y como esti
formulada, agravaria los problems migratoiios en el pais.
El senador republican Rand Paul, a su vez, asegur6 a la
cadena Fox News que "la ley no va a pasar".






"Chiapas, el coraz6n del cafe"


El actor egipcio Sami Samir, quien es conocido en M6xico
por el filme "Agora", da vida a un indigena tzeizal.


No solamente nos

involucramos.



Pasamos a ser

parte de su huella

corporativa.
























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empresa y de los valores fundamentals en las cuales se basan. En Shumaker nuestros abogados se
relacionan con su negocio y captain su personalidad corporativa para formular soluciones, todo esto a
trav6s de un contact exclusive para manejar la relaci6n y reforzar nuestro vinculo con su comparia.

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introducci6n, por primera vez,
del cafe en Mexico, en la region
del Soconusco en 1842, cuando
Chiapas estaba reci6n separa-
da de Guatemala y ai n no se
decidia su anexi6n a territorio
mexicano. La cinta aborda la
esclavitud, la inestabilidad po-
litica, ademas de una gran his-
toria de amor. Muestra ademas
una diversidad multicultural
con personajes chiapanecos,
tzetales, italianos, anglosajones
y un elenco international.
La pelicula serd trasmitida
por Cinelatino, canal de cine
en espafiol, el 23 de febrero, a
las 7:15 p.m. y se repite el 28 de
febrero, a las 9:50 p.m.


LA GACETA/Viernes, 22 de febrero de 2013/Pagina 5


Sinopsis
Un apuesto vendedor de cafe
ilega a tierras chiapanecas para
ofrecer su product. En medio
de la salvaje y ex6tica selva,
conoce a Isabel, con quien vivird
un magico y apasionado ro-
mance, mientras la entrada del
ilamado "grano de oro" florece
en tierras mexicanas.
Acerca de la pelicula
Despu6s de trabajar juntos
en "I Love Miami" y "Regresa",
el director Alejandro Gonzalez
Padilla y Jaime Camil vuelven a
hacer mancuerna en "Chiapas,
el coraz6n del cafe".
El filme se basa en un
hecho hist6rico a raiz de la








Iresde mi escritorio
Por Arturo R. Rivera

Lider supremo se opone a
Relacion con Estados Unidos


El Lider Supremo de Iran, Ali
Jamenei, acab6 el possible acer-
camiento entire Estados Unidos
y su pais. Jamenei lo dej6 claro
al decir "que las personas in-
genuas, a los que les gusta la
idea de negociar con Estados
Unidos, dichas negociaciones
no resolverin los problemss.
Con el poder que le otorga el
principio de "Velayat e Faqih"
(Guia Supremo), que determine
la supremacia del lider religioso
sobre cualquier otro y que rige
en Irdn desde el triunfo de la
revoluci6n isldmica, Jamenei
respondi6 al llamado de didlogo
por parte del vicemandatario
estadounidense Joe Biden,
quien sefial6 recientemente
que la "oferta sigue en pie, pero
tiene que ser real y tangible".
El Lider Supremo irani de-
sautoriz6 a su ministry de Ex-
teriores, Ali Akbar Salehi, que
contest a Biden asegurando
que se mostraba optimista
con la nueva administraci6n
estadounidense porque "esta
buscando deshacerse de sus
anteriores contradicciones en la
actitud para con nuestro pais".
Jamenei tambi6n desaprob6
al president Mahmoud Ahma-
dineyad, que tras la ilegada de
Barack Obama ha estado dis-


PRIMERA DIRECTOR
SCOUT LATINA: Hija de tra-
bajadores agricolas mexicanos,
Anna Maria Chavez, se con-
virti6 la semana pasada en la
primera latina en ser director
general de las nifias explora-
doras o Girl Scouts en Estados
Unidos; una de las organiza-
ciones sin animo de lucro mas
important a nivel national e
international.
CELEBRACION DEL DIA
DE LOS PITT BULLS: El
Departamento de. Servicios
de Animales del condado de
Hillsborough, conjuntamente
con las organizaciones Best
Friends Animal Society y la
Fundaci6n para la Salud Ani-
mal de Hillsborough, celebrard
una fiesta en honor al Dia de
los Pitt Bulls (Terrier y otras
variedades de esta raza cani-
na). El event se llevard a cabo
en el Centro Recreativo de
Town N' Country, 6039 Han-
ley Road en Tampa, cerca de
Webb Middle School. La en-
fi-ada y el estacionamiento son
gratis. Fecha: sabado, 23 de
febrero de 9, a.m. 1 p.m.
ADULTS EN EE.UU.
MANIFIESTAN SU
ORIENTACION SEXUAL: La
proportion de adults en Es-
tados Unidos que se identi-
fican como homosexuals,
bisexuales o transexuales va
del 1,7 por ciento en Dakota
del Norte al 10 % en el Distrito
de Columbia, segmn un studio
divulgado por la firma Gallup.
La encuesta revel6 igual-"
mente que los estados de Ha-
wai, Vermont, Oregon, Maine,
Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
Dakota del Sur, Nevada, Cali-
fornia y Washington mostraron
todos una proporci6n de mas
del 4 % de su poblaci6n iden-
tificado como bisexual, tran-
sexual u homosexual.
"Los homosexuals,
bisexuales y transexuales
que viven en sitios donde se


puesto al didlogo en numerosas
ocasiones, pero siempre se lo
ha impedido el Lider Supremo,
quien es realmente la persona
que ostenta el poder.
Faltando aproximadamente
20 dias para que se retome el
dialogo nuclear en Kazajistan,
Jamenei calific6 el ofrecimiento
de Biden como un truco, "ya
que.la political norteamericana
en Oriente Pr6ximo ha sido
eliminada y los estadounidens-
es ahora necesitan realizar una
nueva jugada que consiste en
negociar con Irdn. Primero, to-
man las armas contra el pueblo
irani y despues se dice: nego-
cian o disparamos. La presi6n
y las negociaciones no son
terminos compatibles", termin6
acotando.
Mientras el Lider Supremo
desautorizaba a su propio go-
bierno, Washington, a su vez,
anunciaba la entrada en vigor
de nuevas sanciones, como
castigo al program nuclear
de Iran.
Ya el tiempo dira en qu6
pararan las negociaciones nu-
cleares con Iran, pues Occiden-
te consider que el program
tiene fines b6licos, especifica-
mente dirigido hacia la destruc-
ci6n del Estado de Israel.


sienten aceptados son mas
propensos a revelar su orien-
taci6n o identidad sexual que
quienes viven en sitios donde
se sienten estigmatizados",
sefial6 asimismo Gallup.


Independencia de Repuiblica

Dominicana


Desde el primer viaje de m pr6o
Crist6bal Col6n, en 1492, min:
la colonizaci6n europea cied
puso pie en la isla de "La organ
Espafiola" (conformada que
por Rep-tblica Dominicana la e:i
y Haiti) para implantar su dele
dominion por la fuerza y form
establecer el primer asenta- index
miento europeo, cuya E
posici6n geoestrategica fue ciay
clave para su posterior no s
expansion territorial en el men
Caribe y el rest del conti- de n
nente americano. en el
A los trees siglos de Dominicanos conmemor 169 nes
conquista espafiola, se lee sdeinc econmemoran 169 a ios nes
suman periods de invasio- de independenciay soberania cara
nes francesas y haitianas a haitiana el 27 de febrero de corn
las que los criollos tuvieron que 1844 y se constitute como un en repr
oponerse y resistir. estado independiente. europe
Finalmente, la Repiiblica Juan Pablo Duarte, Matias iFeli
Dominicana declare su inde- Ram6n Mella y Francisco del liberty
pendencia de la dominaci6n Rosario Sdnchez, los grandes minica

Sudafrica alz6 sus voices de

esperanza en Tampa
"El 17 de febrero, la orga-
nizaci6n Watoto present el
documental "Restore Gulu:
Child Soldier No More (Rescate
a Gulu: No mds nifios soldados)"
en el Tampa Theatre, en el que
se plasma la cruda realidad del
recrutamiento forzoso de nifios
en la fuerzas militares rebeldes
en contra del gobierno legitimo n
de Uganda. Tanto ellos como '_t\
mujeres y hombres han sido
victims de la violencia y las a
barbaries humans cometidas '
en un cruento conflict civil que
data desde 1986.T
Asimismo, la cinta dentro
del marco del Festival de Cine k
International Gasparilla -puso El coro infantile "Watoto Children'
en relieve la important labor por nifios y nifias huerfanos de U
social de Watoto en el rescate colorido y magnifico espectAcul,
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poblaci6n que actualmente se "Beautiful Africa: A New Generati
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lograria posteriormente
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laci6n de una naci6n
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ARIES: del 21 de marzo al
20 de abril.
Trata de convertir las noches
en un espacio temporal produc-
tivo. Aprovecha tu tendencia
a permanecer despierto para
ejecutar actividades de cardcter
positive.. Se te presentard una
buena propuesta de trabajo.
Aprovecha la oportunidad, no
lo pienses much pero toma
acci6n.
TAURO: del 21 de abril al
20 de mayo
Se aceleran los proyectos, lo
cual es muy beneficios6 para
ti, pero tambien requeriran de
una gran atenci6n de tu parte.
No descuides ni uno solo de tus
pasos. La vista require aten-
ci6n, no te esfuerces demasiado,
cuidala.
GEMINIS: del 21 de mayo
al 20 de junior
Tendrds que insistir much
para que el. proyecto en que te
encuentras comprometido se
lleve a feliz t6rmino. Aunque
puedas aparecer como una
persona fastidiosa, si insists
con quienes, deben cumplir las
tareas o misiones que has enco-
mendado, te haran quedar bien.
CANCER: del 21 de junior
al 22 de julio
Toma la iniciativa, ello puede
significar la diferencia entire el
6xito o el fracaso. Los astros
estdn de tu parte y te prestan la
energia necesaria para que co-
miences a cambiar de hAbitos.
LEO: del 23 de julio al 23
de agosto
Trata de cumplir con una
rutina diaria de ejercicios y
controlar a fondo tu alimen-
taci6n. Es convenient que
dediques tiempo a la salud y a


)el 22 DE FEBRERO AL 1 DE MARZO DE 201
la lectura sobre temas misticos
y esot6ricos.
VIRGO: del 24 de agosto al
23 de septiembre
Finalmente logrards termi-
nar el arduo y laborioso trabajo
en que estabas comprometido.
Lleg6 la hora de recoger los
frutos y de celebrar. Ahora hay
que festejarlo, y que mejor que
consentir a tu propia persona.
Descansa y reldjate.


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

LIBRA: del 24 de septiembre
al 23 de octubre
Atiende todo lo que tiene que
ver con la salud. Aprovecha el
presenteperiodo, bajo en tensio-
nes y exigencias. No pongas tus
inversiones en manos inexper-
tas. Si ya corriste ese riesgo es el
moment de detenerte, piensalo
mejor y actu-a.
ESCORPIO: del 24 de
octubre al 22 de noviembre
No comentes con nadie acer-
ca de tu situaci6n econ6mica y
el volume de tus ingresos. Ve-
nus y Mercurio, que han entra-
do en tu signo desde principios
del mes, estimulan el amor y la
abundancia. Eleva tu nivel de
comunicaciones y fortalece tus


relaciones.
SAGITARIO: del 24 de no-
viembre al 23 de diciembre
Exige lo que son tus dere-
chos. No es just que el gran
esfuerzo que has venido rea-
lizando, especialmente en los
ultimos meses, no sea com-
pensado adecuadamente. Si
has dado lo suficiente, debes
recibir la compensaci6n just y
adecuada.
CAPRICORNIO: del 24 de
diciembre al 20 de enero
Logrards ingresos extraor-
dinarios cumpliendo con una
actividad no habitual. Ello te
permitird salir de various com-
promisos que te preocupan,
pero no te comprometas mds
all& de lo que te es possible
cumplir.
ACUARIO: del 21 de enero
al 19 de febrero
T6mate un espacio de tiempo
para adentrarte en ciertos cono-
cimientos de caracter spiritual
y esoterico. No dejes de cumplir
ninguno de tus compromises
sociales. Este moment deter-
mina para ti el cumplimiento
de un ciclo lleno de sorpresas.
PISCIS: del 20 de febrero al
20 de marzo
Conserva la tendencia por el
refinamiento y el buen gusto
que son caracteristicos de tu
personalidad, pero no des-
cuides en ningOn moment el
trato afable que te es propio. Un
valioso regalo te sorprenderd.

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Tambien ofrecera transport desde el estacionamiento
hasta el zool6gico; de 9 a.m. a 6 p.m. Para tlegar desde
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control de multitudes. No hay compensaciOn para otro dOa reembolso de dinero. Otros cupones no son vflidos.
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LA GACETA/Viernes, 22 de febrero de 2013/Pagina 7


] Noticias de

Inpigracion
por Yahinma Y. HernAndez, Esq.
Peticiones de perd6n para remover condiciones en la
residencia permanent estadounidense
Si usted es resi-
dente perm anente- tNII L ,IV ,A ,, ,,, ., it
conditional segura- a r u ida -
mente sabrd que debe ....... ...
someter una solicitud
conjunta con su es-
poso o esposa den-
tro del period de 90
dias que precede al
segunido aniversario
de la fecha en la que l 4 c -
su residencia perma-
nente conditional le Para optar por su residencia perma-
fue otorgada. nente definitive, debe enviar la soli-
Solicitud de la citud a Inmigraci6n 90 dias antes del
petici6n de perd6n vencimiento de la fecha de emisi6n de
Si las circunstan-
cias matrimoniales laresidencia permanent conditional.
han cambiado, por ejemplo, si su esposo o esposa falleci6, si su
c6nyugue se ha negado a entregar la solicited conjuntamente con
usted, si su matrimonio termin6 en divorcio, si su pareja result
ser abusivo(a) con used o con sus hijos, used puede calificar
para remover condiciones pidiendo un perd6n por si mismo en
lugar de una solicited conjunta. Tal perd6n puede ser solicitado
dentro o fuera de los 90 dias descritos arriba.
Evidencia de buena fe
Ademas de las bases del perd6n, usted tendrd que compro-
bar que su decision de casarse con el resident o el ciudadano
estadounidense no fue con el prop6sito de evadir las leyes de
Inmigraci6n de Estados Unidos para obtener un beneficio. En
otras palabras, used tendrd que probar que su matrimonio fue
un matrimonio basado en buena fe. Solamente en un nunero
de casos limitados se puede solicitar y obtener el perd6n sin
necesidad de constatar la veracidad del matrimonio.
Cualesquiera que sean las circunstancias de su caso como
resident permanent conditional, used tiene la obligaci6n de
someter la solicited para remover condiciones de su residencia
permanent, ya sea de forma conjunta o por medio de un perd6n
individual.
Para informaci6n detallada, visit el portal de Internet en es-
pafiol del Departamento de Inmigraci6n www.uscis.gov/portal,
y haga click en la categoria de "Tramite y procedimientpos para
la Tarjeta verde (Green card)", y luego "Ajuste de Estatus".
Para consultas o citas, l1ame al (813) 248-3921 o
comuniquese por correo electr6nico a Yahima@hernandez-
smithlaw.com.








EVENTS EN LA BAHIA

A dlnclde ir esta semana!

IV Aniversario de Tampa Tango Argentino
La escuela de baile "Tampa Tango Argentino" se compla-
ce en invitar a todos los tangueros y tangueras de Tampa
para la celebraci6n de su cuarto aniversario, el sabado, 2 de
marzo, de 9:00 p.m. a 1:00 p.m., en el hermoso sal6n de bai-
le del Club Italiano de Ybor City. Habrd orquesta en vivo y
presentaciones de baile. Entradas: $25; estudiantes a tiempo
complete $15.
Seminario sobre impuestos
La organizaci6n "MIRA USA" ofrecera un seminario gratui-
to, cuyo objetivo es informar acerca de credits, deducciones,
ajustes y c6mo seleccionar un buen preparador de impuestos
para no tener complicaciones futuras. Lugar: Biblioteca Town
& Country. Direcci6n: 7606 Paula Dr. Tampa, FL 33615. Fe-
cha: 23 de febrero de 2013. Hora: 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Fiesta dominguera
"Bungalow Latin Night" present su pr6ximo domingo so-
cial, el 24 de febrero, de 6:00 p.m. a 10:00 p.m., en el restau-
rante The Bungalow. El event contard con una presenta-
ci6n de danza flamenca, musica del DJ "Soltrix" y una noche
amena de much baile. Direcci6n: 2202 W. Kennedy Blvd.,
Tampa, Fl 33606. Para mis informaci6n, llame al 813-915
8495. Habrdn especiales de bebidas y comida.


OBITUARIO SEMANAL LATINO


Hope Esperanza Rua Ori-
huela, falleci6 a los 99 afios,
el 17 de febrero. Le sobreviven
su sobrina, asi como otros fa-
miliares y amigos. Sus restos
serin velados en la funeraria
Milam Funeral & Cremation
Services, ubicada en el 22405
W. Newberry Rd., Newberry,
FL 32669.
Wilma Igo, falleci6 a los 86
ainos. Le sobreviven familiares
y amigos.
Ramona Alicia Cabin, fa-
lleci6 a los 77 afios. Le sobre-
viven familiares y amigos.
Santiago Naranjo, falleci6
a los 71 afios. Le sobreviven
familiares y amigos.
Elias Calderon Quiiones,
oriundo de Puerto Rico, falle-


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ci6 a los 87 afios. Le sobrevi-
ven familiares y amigos.
Hiram Oyola Rivera, falle-
ci6 a los 65 afios. Le sobrevi-
ven cuatro hijos, seis nietos,
un bisnieto, su hermano, su
cufiada, sus sobrinos y su
prometida Sandra Romdn y
sus hijos.
Daniel Rio, falleci6 a los
79 afios. Le sobreviven su es-
posa Dorothy, sus hijos Leslie
y Daniel, sus hermanos Eve-
lio y Gloria, su cufiada Joan,
sus nietos Tina, Christopher,
Ashton, Robert, Llex y John,
asi como numerosos sobrinos,
sobrinas y amigos.
Raymundo Pereira, falle-
ci6. Le sobreviven familiares y
amigos.


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Desde 2005, Anna
Rodriguez, president de la
Coalici6n contra el Trdfico
Humano en Florida (FCAHR,
por sus siglas en ingl6s), ha
sido una incansable lucha-
dora en contra de la trata de
personas y diversas formas de
explotaci6n humana, logrando
rescatar miles de victims en
Estados Unidos y en el mundo
entero.
Por tal, motivo, el equipo
de hockey "Lightning" otorg6
a Rodriguez el galard6n de la
"XVIII Heroina de la Comuni-
dad". Asimismo, recibibi6 una
donaci6n de 50,000 d6lares,
que seran destinados para
continuar las labores sociales
de esta organizaci6n, asi como
para el Joshua House, el Cri-
sis Center y el Family Justice
Center.
La FCAHR no solamente
organize campafias para con-
cientizar a la comunidad y
prevenir este tipo de crimenes,
sino que, en cooperaci6n con
agencies especializadas y or-
ganizaciones comunitarias, ha
logrado rescatar centenares
de victims a nivel national e
international. Igualmente pro-
vee refugio y comida tempora-
les,_ atenci6n medica, servicios
de rehabilitaci6n, entire otros.
Algunas estadisticas sobre
trata de personas
Datos- recientes emitidos
por FCAHR sefialan cifras
alarmantes de trafico human
en Estados Unidos:
Alrededor de 300 mil ni-
fios y nifias son prostituidos
anualmente en EE.UU.
La edad promedio de pros-
tituci6n es de 12 afios.
Entre 2010 y 2011, el FBI


Tom Pyatt (izq.) y Steve Griggs, jugador y jefe de operacio-
nes del equipo local de hockey de los Lightning, respectiva-
mente, presentan una donaci6n a Anna Rodriguez, funda-
dora de Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking.


rescat6 a 51 nifios y nifias, vic-
timas de prostituci6n infantil
en Tampa.
Florida es uno de los esta-
dos con mas actividad de tri-
fico human a nivel national.
El nfimero de victims a
nivel mundial es de aproxima-
damente 27 millones de perso-
nas, de los cuales 2 millones
son menores de edad expues-
tos a la explotaci6n sexual y el
trabajo forzoso.
La semana pasada, la
gobernaci6n de Florida anrun-
ci6 en conferencia de prensa
una propuesta presupues-
taria de.$2.5 millones al Con-
cejo Contra la Violencia Sexual
para combatir estos crimenes
y medio mill6n para -las fuer-
zas policiales locales.
Urgimos alos representantes
la aprobaci6n de esta media
presupuestaria.


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dos del pais con mayores
cifras de trifico human.
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Qualche settimana fa' la
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invenzione venne accreditata
ad un'altra perona fino a quan-
do qualche anno addietro il
Congress degli Stati Uniti, ri-
conobbe come il vero inventore
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BLESSED VIRGIN
(Never known to fail)
Oh, Most Beautiful Flower of Mt.
Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of
Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son
of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me
in this my necessity. Oh, Star of the
Sea, help me and show me herein.
You are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary,
Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and
Earth, I humbly beseech you from the
bottom" of my heart to succor me in
this necessity. There are none that
can withstand your power. Oh, show
me herein you are my Mother. Oh
Mary, conceived without sin, pray for
us who have recourse in Thee (3
times). Holy Mother, I place this
cause into your hands (3 times). Holy
Spirit, you who solve all problems,
light all roads, so that I can attain my
goal. You who gave me the divine gift.
to forgive and forget all evil against
me and that in all instances in my life
you are with me. I want in this short
prayer to thank you for all the things
as you confirm once again that I
never want to be separated from you
in Eternal Glory. Thank you for your
mercy towards me and, mine. The
person must say this prayer 3
consecutive days. After 3 days the
request will be. granted. This prayer
must be published after the favor is
granted. Say this prayer for three
consecutive days. You must publish it
and it will be guaranteed to you. MLC


trascorsi della vita di questo
grande personaggio.
Antonio Meucci 1'inventore
del telefono, nasce a San Fre-
diano (Firenze), il 13 aprile del
.1808 da una famiglia piuttosto
povera. Inizia come tutti i raga-
zzi dell'epoca a lavorare molto
giovane e svolge le profession.
piu disparate: meccanico, imp-
iegato, operaio teatrale ecc...
Meucci ha 2 grand passion
che gli cambieranno il corso
della vita : la passion per la
scienza (l'elettricita in partico-
lare) e per la political.
Proprio a causa della sua
vita political, viene coinvolto nei
moti rivoluzionari del 1831 ed
e costretto in breve tempo a
lasciare prima la Toscana e poi
addirittura 1'talia. Si rifugia per
qualche anno a Cuba ed infine
si stabilisce definitivamente a
New York nel 1850.
Negli Stati Uniti Meucci apre
una fabbrica di candele che
gli garantisce il sostentamento
per lui e per la famiglia, .nel
tempo libero per6 continue gli


studi sull'elettricit& ed in par-
ticolare su un nuovo congegno
che ha in mente e che potrebbe
permettere a person distant
anche kilometri di parlare tra
loro: il telefono.
Gli studi e le ricerche vanno
avanti diversi anni e nel 1856
ottiene un primo apprezzabile
risultato. La moglie costretta
a letto da una grave malattia
e Meucci per far comunicare
il suo studio con la camera da
letto realizza il primo telefono
funzionante.
Meucci describe il suo primo
telefono in questo modo: (con-
siste in un diaframma vibrant
e in un -magnete elettrizzato
da un filo a spirale che lo av-
volge. Vibrando, il diaframma
altera la corrente del magnete.
Queste alterazioni di corrente,
trasmesse all'altro capo del filo,
imprimono analoghe vibrazioni
al diaframma ricevente e ripro-
ducono la parola.
L'invenzione e di quelle da
rivoluzionare il mondo e Meuc-
ci lo sa. Le risorse finanziarie


pero. non ci sono, la fabbrica
di candele fallisce e nessuno
semnbra disposto a finanzi-
arlo, ne in Italia ne in America.
Oltre a questo, resta vittima di
un grave incident che lo tiene
bloccato per mesi a letto.
La moglie disperata, per so-
pravvivere e per curarlo vende
a sua insaputa tutte le sue in-
venzioni e le sue attrezzature
ad un rigattiere per 6 dollar !
Meucci comunque non de-
morde e nel 1871 cerca in tutti
i modi di brevettare ufficial-
mente la propria invenzione
(da lui denominata teletrofono)
anche se in assenza di soldi si
deve accontentare di un brevet-
to temporaneo (rinnovabile an-
nualmente al cost di circa 10
dollar) detto Caveat. Dieci dol-
lari all'anno sono tanti e Meuc-
ci riesce a rinnovare il brevetto
solo per 3 anni.
Nel 1876 Alexander Graham
Bell brevetta il suo apparecchio
telefonico ed ottiene i success
che per anni Meucci ha solo
sperato. Inizia a questo punto


una lunga battaglia per la pa-
ternitA del telefono che durerd
per anni e che coinvolgerA an-
che due compagnie in lotta per
la gestione della nuova invenzi-
one, la Globe Company e la Bell
Company.
La battaglia legal terminal
nel 1887 e la sentenza, pur
riconoscendo alcuni meriti
a Meucci, e a favore di Bell.
Due anni dopo Meucci more.
Da quel giorno in poi la storia
di Meucci rimane viva sulo in
Italia, in cui tutti considerano
Meucci come il vero inventore
del telefono. Nel resto del mon-
do e Bell l'autore dell'invenzione
che ha cambiato il modo di co-
municare nel mondo.
Giustizia viene fatta per6
nel Giugno del 2002 quando.
il Congress degli Stati Uniti
finalmente riconosce Antonio
Meucci come primo inventore
del telefono e tutto il mondo
pu6 finalmente riscoprire la
storia e la geniality di uno dei
pifa grand inventori della storia
dell'umanita.


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SILHOUETTES

by Emily Carney

When Catherine Barja in the Sulphur Springs area terly Armory. "We were there
saw something she didn't an old Army barracks for as members of the Democrat-
like in her Sulphur Springs merely $5,000 and set up a ic Party; we had little badges.
neighborhood, she always body shop. "When we bought But they didn't check us. The
did something about it. "My the business in 1950, I did all Secret Service didn't do that.
husband, Freddie, said to me, the office work. I even did our People came, even people
You're the one who's always own income tax then. I went without tickets.
griping; you're the one who's to work on cars. He went to "Fred and I were stand-
always raising hell all the school from eight o'clock in ing to the back of the podium
time! I don't have time to run the morning until two o'clock where the stage was set up. He
down there.. .you're going to in the afternoon, and I waited came over to Fred and me... he
run for office!' And I did!" she on people who would come shook our hands and started
laughed. B a talking to us.
Barja let All those people
nothing nei- UCathe r in ua '0 waiting to meet
their her gender him he didn't,
nor her disabti- care. He sat and
ity hinder her ... -- talked to us like
determination in-. we'd been friends
becoming Tarn- for 'ears. He was
pa's first City so outgoing. His
Councilwoman personality was
in 1971. Prior toA- fabulous. You
her taking office. . were his friend.
only two wom- There were Secret
en were elected "- Serice people
in countywide there, but they
elections: Eliza .. were scattered
beth Himes to .- .. about backstage.-
the Hospital and No one was pro-
Welfare Board in tecting him. He
1964 and Cecile ..-as the type of
Essrig to the Hill- person to walk
sborough Cournty 'a4"a vwa from his
School Board in '-Secret Service
11967. men. We actually
On Tuesday. introduced the
March 19, she president to oth-
will be honored er people in the
at the Tampa Democratic Par-
Bay Convention t,-. He talked to
Center for her ef- us un til he had to
forts in shatter- -Rgo... that was one
ing the political of the highlights
glass ceiling with of m Life."
the Josephine Her husband,
Howard Stafford while driving her
Memorial Award, hornet. made an
which recognizes .een ly prophetic
current or former .' statement. "My
female City of husband, in
Tampa employ- some ways, was
ees for their com- erv psychic. I
mitment to the normally didn't
community.- believe in such
Catherine __things, but too.
Barja was .born many things hap-
on May 23, 1932, "My mom would say, 'Well, you want to do it? Go opened in our life-
to parents John ahead and do it." Photo by Robert Azmitia.. time. Fred said,
and Dorothy 'Anyone who
Mabel Pisacane. The fam- in to see about getting cars wanted to do that man bad,
ily moved to Tampa in 1946. painted or dents ironed out," they could. He's too outgoing.
Her future was not at all di- she said. She even fixed cars Those people who were there
finished by her visual im- while she was expecting their to protect him aren't protect-
pairment, discovered at a first child, Fred, Jr. The cou- ing him like they should.' I
young age. "I was diagnosed ple added two children to didn't think anything more of
legally .blind from the age of the family: John, who owns it." Four days later, President
six. Somewhere around six or a food distribution business, Kennedy was dead, killed by
seven years old, my brother and Bonita, who lives with an assassin's bullet to the
was also diagnosed as legally her children in Tennessee. head.
blind. At first, they thought it Later, she owned a wig shop. Due to her political involve-
was a hereditary condition, The Barjas' involvement in ment, during the 1960s she
but in researching, no one in politics stemmed from their was elected to serve with a
my immediate family ever had dissatisfaction with condi- Neighborhood Service Center
Stargardt macular degenera- tions in their area. The un- to aid with issues in the com-
tion." She credits, her family paved sand street caused munity, specifically the Sul-
with inspiring her to soldier problems. "You'd dust things phur Springs area. In 1967,
on despite her failing eye- one day and they'd be sandy she ran for City Council, but
sight: "It was how the fam- the next. It just wasn't right, was not 'elected. Undeterred,
ily was. My mom would say, There were all these open she ran again and in 1971,
'Well, you want to do it? Go ditches," she reported. She' she entered the.history books
ahead and do it, Find another soon became involved in the. as the first woman elected to
way!'" community, becoming a force Tampa City Council.
Barja attended Hillsbor- to be reckoned with at city Her visual impairment
ough High School, graduating council meetings., went unnoticed by colleagues
in 1949, "I took some college "Originally, when. Fred and the media. "All the while
classes, but I didn't actually and I were first married, we when I served on City Coun-
go to college. My folks looked got to know the county com- cil, people did not realize it,
at it like this there were two missioners pretty well. Fred even when I met with Tribune
of us, my brother and me. In knew Nick Nuccio way back editors and things like that. I
those days, the man would when. I got to know Nick and carried a white cane for prob-
need to be the bread winner, his wife, Concetta..We ran to- ably 15 to 18 years. When I
needed to earn the better edu- gether for precinct committee say, 'carried it,' I mean it was
cation and enough to support person and we were elected folded up in my pocketbook!
the family. They could only af- to the Democratic Party, Fred It's only in the last three to
ford to send one, so my broth- and I met Lawton-Chiles back four years I've actually used
er, Frank, went to the Univer- in the early 1960s, before he the cane...I've always chaired
sity of Florida in Gaihesville," even ran for the legislature. so many governmental com-
she related. Soon,- she met We knew Louis de la Par- mittees and did so much
her future husband. "Some te, Elvin Martinez and Tom inter-governmental work...
people believe in love at first Whitaker, Jr. I worked on they never knew. I'd go to City
sight and others don't. Well, Sam-Gibbons' first campaign Council and pick up the agen-
we knew within the first week for legislature." Fred ran for da a day or so before I had
of dating that we were plan- City Council in 1961, but was ., my magnifier."
ning on getting married." She not elected. Barja underscored the
and Fred were married on In November 1963, the city's issues of the time. "They
New Year's Eve in 1950. couple met President John F. were little issues, compared
The couple bought a home Kennedy at Fort Homer Hes- to today. Crime was really not
Page 10/LA GACETA/Friday, February 22,2013


that bad at the time...most of
it was unpaved streets in cer-
tain parts of the city that had
been newly annexed. From
the time they'd been annexed
in the late 1950s until -then,
not much work had been done
in certain areas... also, pot-
holes. It was little nit-picking
things. What helped, though,
were all of the federal grants
that started coming in." A big
issue at the time was -place-
ment of a ramp for persons
with disabilities for Hillsbor-
ough Community College,
which caused problems .it
blocked the Cuban Club and
Barja felt it had a too-steep
grade.
Barja said of being the first
woman in City Council, "It
was and it wasn't different.
The first few days were really
interesting. The only thing I
can say because of being the
first, I felt like I was living in
a fishbowl."
During her time on the
City Council, she was chair
of the Public Safety Commit-
tee, the Parks, Recreation
and Cultural Committee, the
Federal Relocations Griev-
ance Committee and the Ob-
solete Codes.Committee. She
frequently would jump out of
her coveralls, get cleaned up
and dressed before heading to
council meetings. She would
frequently take public transit,
due to her visual impairment.
In 1978, Barja's second
term on City Council came,
to a close. She ran for Hills-
borough County Commission
in her district against Jan
Platt. After losing the elec-


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worked for other campaigns,
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backed them with my work,
canvassing precincts, mak-
ing phone calls and contribu-
tions. I put my money where
my mouth was. I stuck to local
offices City Council, County
Commission, our Legislative
delegation and the Supervisor
of Elections."
In 1995, she was appoint-
ed to the Hillsborough Coun-
ty Transportation Disadvan-
taged Coordinating Board.
Her legacy in. this particular
organization carried on to her
son, Fred, Jr., who currently
serves on. the board aiding
veterans. At age 80, she still
won't slow down: "I keep up,
watch C-SPAN and make pre-
sentations to different groups.
I'm a lifetime member'of the
Tampa chapter of the Nation-
al Federation of the Blind...
I've got to keep my fingers in
the pie!"
Barja was close to the me-
morial award's namesake,
giving the honor special
meaning: "Josephine Howard
Stafford was the first woman
City Attorney in Tampa. She
and I went back to when I was
a. precinct committeewoman
and she was vice-chair of the
Democratic Party. We had
a longstanding friendship."
When asked about her legacy-
of service, Catherine Barja
summed up her career with
one simple sentence: "I can
say it's a blessing to serve."


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Ybor Chamber to Host 66th
Annual Fiesta Day
BB&T Fiesta Day will kick
off'Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11
a.m. and will run through 6
p.m. on Ybor's Seventh Av-
enue,
The street will be closed
throughout the day, as stag-
es, food vendors and exhibits
will be set up from 15th to
20th Street.
Ybor's own restaurants will,
be featured in the Sabor de
Ybor. Arte de Ybor will fea-
ture the district's own retail-
ers and a variety of arts and
crafts vendors.
The Maxima Stage on
Seventh Avenue will feature
Tampa's Sol Caribe and the
Latin pop band La Calle from
Orlando.
The Nathan Herrera Fla-
menco Group will open and
close.
There will be a display by
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
and an interactive play area
at the LEGOLAND Florida
booth at Centro Ybor.
These attractions are new
to Fiesta Day.
BB&T Fiesta Day is pre-
sented by Florida Blue and
co-sponsored by the City of
Tampa and the Ybor City De-
velopment Corporation.
Media sponsors include
Bright House Networks, the
Tampa Bay Times/tbt*. and
Maxima 92.5.
Check out this week's
special edition section in La
Gaceta, which will 'provide
more information about Fi-
esta Day activities. ,
This annual event is a free,


g WHAT'S HAPPENING
*f | In Old Ybri
By Emily Carney


Editor's Note: Drunken Pub-
lic is an occasional column
written by a grog shop virtuoso
describing some of the local
watering holes and their mix-
ologists.
The Dirty Shame quickly
grabs your attention as you
can't help but peer into its big
glass business front and of
course, the name...The Dirty
Shame. The "Shame," as lo-
cals refer to it, is located at


tion is, an array of fruits and
herbs catches my already
aroused eye. Here, they enjoy
creating custom cocktails, us-
ing fresh ingredients mixed
with their three horizontal
-rows of wall-to-wall liquor se-
lection such as Josh's fiery
red chili raspberry margarita
and Kari's fresh strawberry
shortcake.
As it's a weekday, I drool
over the idea, but quickly turn


Artist Graciela Flores will present many of her
handmade bracelets (such as this one), necklaces
and earrings at Singing Stone Gallery's "Art on 19th
Street," which will take place Saturday, March 2.
Photo courtesy of Singing Stone Gallery.


family-friendly street festival.
For more information
about this event, dall the Ybor
City Chamber's Visitor Infor-
mation Center at 241-8838 or
visit www.Ybor.org.
Ybor Market's Flan Fest
Coming Feb. 23
The. Ybor Market's Flan
Fest will take place in Centen-
nial Park (1800 E. 8th Ave.)
Saturday,- Feb. 23, from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m., in conjunction
with the 66th annual Fiesta
Day activities.
Guests are encouraged to
be part of the search for the
"best flan in Tampa Bay."
For more information, visit
www.YborMarket.com.


March "Art on 19th Street"
at Singing Stone
Singing Stone Gallery will
hold its monthly event, "Art
on 19th Street," Saturday,
March 2, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.
. Guests can view contem-
porary crafts and live art
demonstrations from emerg-
ing artists, crafters and musi-
cians at the gallery, located at
1903 N. 19th St.
For more information, visit
www.SingingStoneOnline.
com.
The RITZ Ybor to Hold
"Big Hair Ball"
The RITZ Ybor, located at
1503 E. 7th Ave., will cap off
Fiesta Day and Flan Fest with
its "Big Hair Ball," which will
be held Saturday, Feb. 23,
from 7 to 11:30 p.m.
Guests are encouraged
to wear their best rock-star
finery and hairdos (or "hair-
don'ts") for a costume con-
test; "big hair" is required for
attendance.
Never Stop Believin' (a
Journey tribute band) and
Livin' on a Prayer (a Bon Jovi
tribute band) will provide
rockin' sounds.
Guests must be aged 18
and older.
Admission is $10; tickets
can be purchased at the RITZ
Ybor's box office or at www.
theritzybor.com.


Master Mixologist Josh will fix you something tasty.


1929 E. 7th Ave in historic
Ybor City.
This bar is appropriately
dubbed "The Pub On The
Edge" for its unique flair and
proximity to the end of the
Ybor strip. The variety of seat-
ing ranges from the lounge
area with three comfortable
black leather couches to the
vintage wood high tops and
larger round tables for groups
accommodating six or so.
As the long bar beckons,
your eyes become, busy with
excitement as there is such'
a variety to choose from The
Dirty Shame offers 19 drafts,
ranging from locally brewed
beers to imports, designed to
please even the most refined
of palates. Peering up, I'note
their finely-tuned bourbon
and scotch choices, some of
which are rarely seen within
other establishments.
As wonderful as the selec-


to my go-to of Franziskaner
(or Franz,) which-is a German
wheat beer that was expertly
presented as if it were poured
in Munich. It is poured in a
way that allows the head to re-
main longer, which maintains
the flavor of this particular
style of beer.
I grab my tantalizing
"Franz" and ask for a set of
house darts, which the bar
loans out for no cost to cus-
tomers. Halfway into getting
my butt kicked by the-talent-
ed dart regulars, I then grab a,
piece of chalk to add my name
to the thousands of locals and
visitors who have made their
mark before me on the ex-
posed-brick wall to state my
presence.
Also worth mentioning are
the two, well-kept, regulation
pool tables. After I playfully
shake off my loss in darts, I
travel back to the bar where
I notice the cultivated owner,
Richard Boom, start six pint
glasses partially filled with
Guinness.. He then poured the
whiskey right into the Guin-
ness, as this is how they con-
sider it to be the "right way".
Then the cold Baileys shots are
paced in front of the Guinness/
whiskey combination and there
you have the proper car bomb,
a trademark at the "Shame". '
Here there are locals in t-
shirts and downtown busi-
nessmen in suits, all relaxing
in the welcoming, atmosphere.
Between the knowledgeable
staff and the friendly crowd, I
know this will be a bar to fre-
quent.


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prayer to thank you for all things and
to confirm once again that I never
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mission seat being vacated by Al
Higginbotham. If he jumps, we
hear Terry Kemple will run for his
School Board seat.
White is conservative, but a'
Kemple replacement would make
this seat ultra-conservative.

We hear Temple Terrace City
Councilwoman Alison Fernandez
is considering running for the
countywide School Board seat be-
ing vacated by April Griffin. She is
a product of local public schools and
has four sons. She-is active in the
Lewis Elementary PTA and is the
City's liaison to the School Support
Committee.

Popular West Tampa banker
Rene Martinez is working for
'USAmeriBank as a vice president
in its Ybor City branch. He was
the manager of the West Tampa
branch of Heritage Bank when that
bank's deposits were transferred to
Centennial.

Next time you're driving down
Adamo Drive near Ybor, look on the.
north side and you'll see the Adamo
Mural Project. At 12,000 square
feet, it's the largest original outdoor
artwork in Florida. It's about half
completed. One of the finished faces
is of the founder of La Gaceta and
this writer's grandfather, Victo-
riano Manteiga.
It's a likeness of him as a younger
man in his prime. We are very
humbled to have him included in
the mural for his role in our com-
munity's history as a lector in the
cigar factories, publisher of La
Gaceta and a.civic leader.
*****
The Florida Lesbian Gay Bisexu-
al Transgender (LGBT) Democratic
Caucus will hold its elections this
weekend in Orlando. Sally Phillips
of Tampa is running for reelec-
tion as president. She is being op-
posed by David Dlouhy of Broward
County. The caucus was one of the
few that took no side in the race
for Florida Democratic Party Chair
between Allison Tant and Alan'
Clendenin. Clendenin could have
been the first .party chair who is
gay. Because of that fact alone, it
should have been an easy endorse-
ment for the LGBT Caucus, but we
hear Ms. Phillips was instrumental
in keeping the caucus neutral. This
hon-endorsement, in reality, was a
win for Tant.
We are told Party Chair Alli-.
son Tant and Debbie Wasserman
Schultz will speak at the LGBT
Caucus meeting in Orlando this
Saturday. It will be a great opportu-
nity for the two to help their friend,
Sally Phillips.
There continues to be a divide,
albeit not as pronounced as in the
past, between the South Tampa
elite and the rest of Tampa. Some-
times it manifests as a Downtown
vs. Ybor City and West Tampa men-
tality. You can measure it in how
money flows and where projects go.
We often tease about it as we, in
our own way, .rail against it. One
way this divide manifested itself
in the past was through the krewe
system. In the old days, you had
only Ye Mystic Krewe of Gaspa-
rilla. The private club was for the
white, rich and powerful, with an
occasional rich and powerful Latin
or Jew added in the 1970s.
Diversity of krewes participat-
ing in the parades has increased


over the years, but this divide still
continues. An example is Ye Mystic
Krewe's participation in the Knight
Parade in Ybor City, which is run
by the Krewe of Sant' Yago. Ye
Mystic Krewe always gathered at
the Tampa Y acht Club, rode the bus
to their floats in the parade and im-
mediately got back on the bus after
the parade, so they could party at
the yacht club. They were the only
krewe who took their party out of
Ybor after the parade. It seemed
they didn't want to party with the
rabble.
Well, this year, we are proud to
write that this has changed. Ye
Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla's 99th
king, David Straz, stayed in Ybor
after the parade. In fact, he threw
a little party at the Columbia and
invited 'members of some of the
other krewes.
To an outsider, it doesn't sound
like much, but it took 99 kings be-
fore it happened.
King Straz didn't start to tear
down some of the old walls just
that night. During his entire year's
reign, he has gone to other krewes'
parties, walked the parade line-
ups and been more inclusive in
Gasparilla events. He did it with-
out discussion or press releases.
He reduced the distance between
Gasparilla and the' rest of Tampa
and we aren't the only ones who
have noticed.
Straz will end his reign on Satur-
day as the 100th king of Ye Mystic
Krewe takes the throne. Long live
King Straz.

Hillsborough County School
Board Chair April Griffin will be
honored at a campaign kick-off
fundraising event for her county-
wide county commission race.
Mangroves at 208 S. Howard Ave.
is the venue. The date is Monday,
February 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
There will be complimentary.valet
parking.
A partial list of the host com-
mittee includes former Congress-
man Jim Davis, Public Defender
Julie Holt, State Representative
Janet Cruz, former Temple Terrace
Mayor Joe Affronti, School Board
Member Susan Valdes, Tampa City
Councilmembers Lisa Montelione
and Mike Suarez, Stacy Frank,
Ed and Karen Dees, Rick Barcena,
Cathy Bartolotti, Marty Bearry,
Dr. Manuel Duran, Jr., Ron Dyser,
John Ellis, Albert A. Fox, Jr., Fassil
Gabremariam, Carrie Henriquez,
Jack Jarrell, Drs. Vipul and Mar-
sha Kabaria, Janet,Dougherty,
Angie Manteiga, Carl Norton, Russ
Patterson, Gene Perez, Bill Person,
Rob and Jodi Ray, Gil Sainz, Sam
Shah, David Singer and Louise
Thompson. *****
The Florida Democratic Party's
Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will be
held Saturday, June 15, at the Wes-
tin Diplomat Resort on Hallandale
Beach. Ticket sales start March 18.

Some think this column is rough
on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, but
we aren't as rough as some of our
readers. Here's a letter from long-
time subscriber Ed Solomon to
Senator Rubio in care of La Gaceta:
"Dear Sen. Rub,
"I'm a 75 year Florida resident,
former Air Force officer, holder of
3 degrees...and I'm NOT embar-
rassed by your untimely thirst!
"However, I AM embarrassed,
(1) that you've been recruited by
the Rebel Civil War re-enactors


in Congress, (2) that you've joined
with the Nazi-like flakes of the Tea
Party, (3) that you are out-of-sync
with the majority of Floridians,
Cuban immigrants and educated
folks, and (4) you've confounded
politics with religion.
"Are you an authentic political
representative or just a hired gun?
Time to join the 21st century!"

The Cuban government restored
the monument to the USS Maine
victims located in Havana on the
Malec6n near the Nacional Hotel.
The press is speculating that the
restoration is unrelated to U.S.-
Cuba politics, but we know nothing
that happens in Cuba is unrelated
to politics. The USS Maine monu-
ment was the most neglected in
Havana. Much of the city goes unre-
paired, but in our travels, it seemed
F. A


USS Maine Monument in dis-'
repair two years ago
the other statues and monuments
in Havana receive some care, es-
pecially if they were in prominent
. tourist areas such the one where
the Maine monument is located.
The Maine monument looked as if
no one pressure-washed, swept or
even picked up the trash around it
for years. The marble was stained,
pieces were cracked and missing,
the bronze was a nasty, runny
green and the cannon and chains
from the ship were thick with rust.
Much of this disrepair is now
corrected and we believe it would
not have happened without some
direct approval from the top levels
of the Cuban government.
There was an effort by Charlie
Spicola and the Rough Riders of
Tampa over a decade ago to travel
to Cuba in order to restore the mon-
ument with funds raised in Tampa.
Mr. Spicola met with Havana's his-
torian Eusebio Leal in Cuba and the
top Cuban diplomat in Washington
traveled here to Tampa, but politics
both here and there got in the way.
The monument honors the 226
U.S. sailors who died when an


explosion sank the battleship USS
Maine in Havana's harbor in 1898.
The sinking of the Maine ignited
the Spanish-American War.
The repair of the monument is
a goodwill gesture by Cuba, but
the work is not finished. The eagle
that originally sat on top of the tall,
white marble columns is missing.
The original eagle is in-U.S. posses-
sion as yard art in the backyard of
the residence of the chief of the U.S.
Interests Section in Havana. It was
toppled by a hurricane in 1926. The
original eagle was replaced, but the
replacement was felled by the Cu-
bans after the Bay of Pigs invasion.
The head of that eagle is in the U.S.
Interest Section in Havana.
America should return the good-
will gesture and ask Cuba if it
would like to put the original eagle
back on the monument.

What is one man's "job, killer"
Medicaid expansion is another
man's "common sense" Medicaid
expansion. Unless you're Governor
Rick Scott, then you are both men.
A year ago, he hated it. It was
Obamacare. He had proof it was
bad and it would cost a lot more to
Florida than the Feds were provid-
ing.
Now that he is facing the pos-
sibility of a reelection race as the
least-liked governor in Florida's
history, he realizes the Medicaid
expansion is necessary to help the
poorest and weakest Floridians.
He now believes it's a great deal,
citing that the Federal Govern-
ment is paying all the costs of the
expansion.
Electing Scott is like buying a
director's cut DVD. It has so many
alternate endings. -

The Hillsborough County School
Board meetings have been rough-
and-tumble lately. Superintendent
MaryEllen Elia likes the meetings
to follow the script, but the cast of
characters just won't cooperate.
At Tuesday's meeting, Board
Member Susan Valdes walked out
after a close vote over a workshop.
It will be interesting to see how the
superintendent fares on her upcom-
ing interim performance evaluation
by the Board. One of her strongest
supporters, Dr. Jack Lamb, is off
the Board and it's likely that his
replacement, Cindy Stuart, is going
to be more critical. Valdes is obvi-
ously unhappy and April Griffin
and Dr. Stacy White aren't likely
to lead the cheers.

Read about how Catherine Barja
shattered the glass ceiling in Tampa
politics in Silhouettes on page 10.


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by PATRICK
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President Barack Obama's
recent interview with Tel-
emundo's Jose Diaz-Balart
once again underscored that
when it comes to Cuba, the
Obama Administration looks
a lot like "W, The Sequel." A
few incremental changes, but
the same basic boilerplate di-
rectives-the ones that can't be
'seriously aimed at the likes
of Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and
China repeated for South
Florida consumption. Nothing
of game-changing significance
for a president who still as-
pires to be transformational.
Just an exercise in unneces-
sarily pragmatic politics on
an issue that really could be
low-hanging, non-Middle East
foreign policy fruit in 2013.
No matter what Marco Rubio
might say in self-serving re-
sponse.
After noting to Diaz-Balart
that Cuba had to get its act
together on "political prison-
ers" and "basic freedoms of
the press and assembly," the
president then riffed on the
ideologic and economic mess
that has been Cuban reality
for more than a half century.
"It's one thing to have cars
from the 1950s," derided the
president. "It's another thing
when your whole political
ideology ... is 50 years or 60
years old and it's been proven
not to work."
All too true-.
But so is this: America's
counterproductive relations
with Cuba, a paean to the
Cold War and knee-jerk anti-
Communism, is a sovereign
embarrassment. The conse-
quences of an asinine policy
based on Cuba being a Soviet"
proxy range from the humani-
tarian to the geopolitical-espe-
cially in our own hemisphere -
to the economic especially in
our own state of Florida. This


policy of pandering exile poli-
tics has gone on for some 60
years and "it's been proven
not to work."
For those few Americans
visiting Havana, a can't-miss
drive-by is the USS Maine
monument on the seafront
Malecon boulevard, the inspi-
ration for our own Bayshore
Boulevard. Long steeped in
grime as well as history, the
88-year-old, twin-column.
monument is overlaid with
symbolism and irony. It hon-
ors the memory of 266 U.S.
sailors who died in 1898 when
the Maine exploded and sank
off Havana. It was dedicated
as a tribute to. Cuban-Amer-
ican friendship and a thank
you for the U.S. role in the
war with Spain.
Now, however, the Maine
monument has been part of
an overall restoration proj-
ect around Havana, involving
hundreds of works. In fact,
the scaffolding has been re-
cently removed and the nearly
re-finished monument is once
again seen as a study in white
marble and gleaming bronze.
Apparently the high-profile,
uber symbolic restoration has
nothing to do with any formal
change in U.S.-Cuban rela-
tions, however. Essentially
they're still stuck in that Cold
War time warp. Indeed, no one
has actually said anything of-
ficially, except that plans call
for finishing touches: getting
the fountains working and re-
storing the landscaping.
But for those hoping for a
sign of possible rapproche-
ment, here's something to
consider. When originally ded-
icated, the Maine monument
prominently featured a 3-ton,
bronze eagle, emblematic of
America, on top. It came down
- in, pieces in response to
.the Bay of Pigs invasion. For


years its parts were shared
by the U.S. Interests Section
and the Havana City History
Museum, respectively. Should
the eagle reappear intact atop
the Maine monument, it could
represent more than a resto-
ration project's final finishing
touch.
The man most responsi-
ble for the Maine monument
restoration is City Historian
Eusebio Leal. He said this in
response to a question about
envisioning the iconic eagle
back on top: "On the occasion
of a friendly visit by a U.S.
"president. I wish President
Obama would be the one to do
that."
Remember the Maine but
keep watching for the eagle.
Here's another remind-
er besides those one-sided
United Nations votes against
the U.S.-imposed Cuban em-
bargo that the dysfunction-
al' relations between Cuba
and America are more than
just a personal tete-a-tete.,
Last month the Community
of Latin American and Ca-
ribbean States convened in
Santiago, Chile. The newly-
elected chairman: Raul Cas-
tro. Among other interested
outside parties: a delegation
of European leaders led by
German Chancellor Angela
Merkel. You can bet the frus-
trating and globally-ridiculed
U.S. embargo didn't go unac-
knowledged.
*Next month Cuba's most
famo-us blogger-dissident,
Yoani Sanchez, will be New
York and Washington as part
of her 80-day tour of a dozen
countries, including those
that have awarded her inter-
national prizes that she has
been heretofore unable to col-
lect. Her travels after having
been denied permission more
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five years will be well chron-
icled and scrutinized by gov-
ernments and human rights
advocates as a test of Cuban
authorities' commitment to
meaningfully free travel.
The back story is compel-
ling. Cuba's leaders regu-
larly castigate dissidents as
traitorous mercenaries, and
officially-sanctioned bloggers
have charged that the renown
of Cuba's social network pio-
neer is a product of Western
intelligence agencies' stage
management. The 37-year-
old Havana resident also has
been accused by some in the
West of being a blogging dou-
ble agent.
Particularly notable about
Sanchez's sojourn is her re-
turn. High-profile, regime op-
ponents have left Cuba before
for exile. Her blogging be-
ginning from Brazil-has al-
ready begun. You .can check
it out for yourself by going to
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Gunning For Inclusion
In the two months since
Newtown, there have been
more than 1,700 gun deaths
in America. By contrast, eight
Americans have died in Af-
ghanistan in that same pe-
riod.
There's no other way to say
it: The number of domestic
deaths attributable to guns
in this country is beyond aw-
ful, outrageous, obscene and
tragic. It's simply unworthy of
a civilized society. In the after-
math of the December slaugh-
ter in Newtown and more mur-
ders in Chicago, we've been
bludgeoned by ever-alarming
numbers and hauntingly fa-
miliar patterns.
President Barack Obama
and others have been trying
to channel grief and anger
into meaningful action. As a
strategy it helps to appeal to
as large an activist constitu-
ency as possible. But in the
process of rallying support
for common-sense gun laws
- from background checks to
assault-weapon bans-there is
a level of conflation going on.
On the one hand, we have
mass murders from Col-"
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culture and Second Amend-
ment perversion to legal ac-
cess to assault weapons and
high-cap magazines. We know
what to target, but the politi-
cal will remains disgracefully
problematic.
On the other hand, we
have an explosion of what has
long been a festering, urban,
largely black-on-black, deadly
crime pathology. Nearly 7,000
blacks are killed annually in
this -country, more than 90
percent by other blacks, -ac-
cording to the Bureau of Jus-
tice Statistics. This is not a
Second Amendment issue.
This is a violent teenage-gang
issue. This is a dysfunctional,
inner-city, black-culture is-
sue.
And while this may be
sounding like a rant, it's not
racist. It's realist. Let me quote
another local columnist, the
eminent societal chronicler
at the Tampa Bay Times, Bill
Maxwell.
"Many African-Americans
blame urban poverty for this
crisis," recently noted Maxwell
who's African-American. "But
poverty does not explain away
the lack of a moral compass,
the source of the violence
and general neglect that have
turned our communities into
dystopias."
Gun violence in the U.S. is
-a two-track scourge. It will re-
quire leadership in Congress,
in statehouses, in municipali-
ties, in individual communi-
ties and in families.
If we are better than this,
it's past time we acted like it.
Media Matters
Sen. John McCain
dropped in at Meet The Press
last Sunday to put the nomi-
nation of Chuck Hegel as sec-
retary of defense into context.
-le's "confident," he said, that
Hegel "will probably" have the
votes for confirmation. But he
couldn't resist being McCain.
"No, I don't believe he's quali-
fied," he added. No one both-
ered asking if he had ever got-
ten over erstwhile Republican
Senate colleague Hegel back-
;ing Barack Obama for presi-
dent in 2008.
More often than not, Sat-
urday Night Live misses the,
satirical mark. No exception
last Saturday with its opening
skit lampooning that Carnival
cruise from hell. Maybe the
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Dear Ben,
I wonder if you will remem-
ber the 19 months we spent
together at home.
For the first 19 months of
your life, I worked from home
with you by my side. You
were my shadow and my best
friend.
In a way, I was your mom.
I didn't raise you like a
mom would, though. I raised
you like a father would. We
went to the gym together.
We walked the dog, watched
Sportscenter, wrestled WWE-
style and played basketball
and every other manly game
we could. I made sure one
of your first words was "bas-
ketball," and then made sure
that all the other sports joined
your vocabulary soon after.
Will you remember any of
that?
Will you remember the
songs I sung to you to get you
to nap the theme songs to
Charles In Charge, Cheers,
Facts of Life and Different
Strokes? If. you ever hear
those songs on late night TV,
will they bring you back to the
time in your life when we were
inseparable?
Will you remember how I
taught you about echoes by
screaming in parking garages
and then how to do it on small
scale by screaming into cups?
Will you remember how crazy
it drove your mom when you
walked around the house with
a cup in your hands yelling at
the top of your lungs?
Will you remember how
you would not allow me to
work unless I wore a plastic
red fireman's hat that was five
sizes to small for my even my
pea head? Will you remember
how many times I would for-
get it was on and would an-
swer the door wearing it?.
Will you remember any
of our errand friends? The
crossing guard who always
said you made her day, the
bankers who would fight over
who got to hold you while I
signed checks, the 7-11 em-
ployee who would greet you
by pointing where the cookies
were that I always bought you
or, the YMCA childcare work-
ers who would laugh that they
changed more of your poop di-
apers than they did their own
babies?
It's odd to think that you
won't remember any of this.
Nothing that happens in the
first few years of your life
sticks in your brain.
Your memory of me will be
as a working father, one who
was there at night and on
weekends. You will never re-
member that you were once a
daddy's boy 24/7.
These were the best 19
months of my life. As annoy-
ing as you were, nothing made
me happier than spending so
much of my time with you. I
will never forget these past
19 months. And that is what
hurts you won't remember
them at all.
I love you,
Dad

A friend thinks I am being
over dramatic about my fears
of what returning to working
fulltime will do to my relation-
ship with Ben.
It's not like I have a 9-5 job,
he reminds me. I still work for
myself and don't have anyone
forcing me to go to the office
at a certain time for a certain
length. I can still work from
home, he says.
Perhaps he has a good
point that I am being overly
dramatic, but his above point
is way off.
I cannot work from home.


The number of people at the
house during the day has in-
creased from Ben to Ben, Amy
and our daughter. I can work
with Amy around. I can work
with our daughter around.
And I can obviously get SOME
work done stressing SOME
with my spider-monkey of a
son climbing on everything.
But I know it would be im-
possible to get any work done
with the entire crew minus
our oldest in the house.
Even if I work from my
home office that I share with
our dog, the noise would be
too distracting. I have worked
in busy daily newsrooms that
at their peak sound like an
NFL game being played in
a dome stadium and gotten
work done. Reporters' brains
have to be wired to work in
that type of environment. But
working with two scream-
ing kids and a mom trying
to maintain control is impos-"
sible. The noise isn't so much
loud as it is annoying and
there is no way I could fight
the temptation to help Amy.
I would never get anything
done,
And I do need to go into my
out-the-house office at certain
hours. The most important
part of being your own boss is
staying focused. You need to
treat yourself As an employee,
which means a set schedule
each day no matter what.
Otherwise, you lose focus, fall
behind on your work and your
pay suffers; you only make as
much as you want to make.
So while I do not have a
9-5, my weekdays with Ben
are officially over.
I know this is the right
thing to do. I am not enough
of a parent to stay home with
three kids.
We decided since our
daughter starts real fulltime
school next year that we
should pull her out of day-
care so she could enjoy some
* added time at home. Then we
have the new baby coming
in August. There is no way I
could handle that. Even if I
could, this makes sense from
a family perspective:
We decided that the kids
need a parent who can stay
home with them who does not
have to squeeze work between
moments of playtime. I cannot
do that.
Amy's coffeehouse is at the
point that she does not need.
to be there all day/every day.
She can do her work from
home. She can' complete her
marketing and inventory for
the coffeehouse during nap-
time.
We need to be a two-in-
come family, especially with
four kids.
Thus it makes sense for
Amy and I to switch roles.
She will make the same in-
come from home while I can
increase mine by working full-
time as a freelance writer.
I have already seen the
benefits knowing I will have
more time to write, I have
reached out to four more pub-
lications and been brought on
as a freelancer.
This is the right thing to do.
Am I happy about it?
No.
,Am I being overly dramat-
ic? Maybe.
1 But I don't care.
I'd rather be the type of dad
who misses his kids too much
than not at all.

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"Do the math" is a favorite.
conservative phrase, particu-
larly popular when objecting
to spending money for pub-
lic good. Let me encourage
everyone to do the math in
regard to the president's pro-
posal to raise'the minimum
wage to $9 an hour.
-That sounds like a
fortune to those of us who
once worked for 35 or 50
cents an hour but it isn't.
It wasn't then, and isn't now.
The key to understanding its
worth lies not in the hourly
wage, but in the annual one.
"Annualize it!" should be the
motto of those supporting
President Obama on this.
At $9 and a. 40-hour
week, a worker will earn $360
per week. At 52 weeks a year
- setting aside the question
of vacation that's $18,720.
This, of course, is gross in-
come, and ignores the real-
ity of take-home pay after
deductions. Even after the
president's plan goes iito full
effect in 2015 who among
us thinks this is an adequate
annual income?
Worse, many hourly
workers don't get a chance to
earn even that much: their
employers cut them off, at
30-something hours a week to
avoid the fulltime status that
may require benefits. This
should improve as the Afford-
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less incentive to keep their
workers at less than full-time
status, but even the gross an-
nual income is much less than
enough to support a family.
Thus both- mom and
dad are forced to work full-
time, while critics complain
about declining family values.
And fnany of these families, of
course, are supported by just
one person usually a wom-
an. Walk through any trailer
park or low-rent apartment
complex, and you'll see count-
less examples of deadbeat
dads, of children fathered by
men who abandon them.
"Do the math" very
often is a stupid prescription
for these women: even when
they want the dignity of earn-
ing their own way, it makes no
mathematical sense to do so.
The current national mini-
mum wage is $7.25 per hour,
or $290 a week or $15,080
per year. Florida, at- $7.79,
is somewhat better, because
we the voters supported a ref-
erendum several years ago -
which was not placed on the
ballot by our Republican legis-
lature that ties the minimum
wage to inflation. Still, after
deducting the cost of trans-
portation, child care, lunches,
and appropriate clothing, the
fact is that for many, it liter-
ally costs too much to work,
And. even in two-parent
households, men often con-
tribute less than women to


the annual income because
they work less. Nor is this a
new phenomenon. I did the
research for my first book,
Foreign and Female, in an
era when the modern feminist
movement was just beginning,
and I was amazed to discover
how common this pattern
was in the "good old days" of
the late nineteenth and early
twentieth century.
In a chapter that I titled
"Supporting Families," the
data forced this unexpected
conclusion. One of many case
studies was by a male sociolo-
gist in 1909 in New York City.
Proper sampling techniques
had yet to be invented, and
he passed by the numerous
homes that did not fit into his
preconceived mold of "typi-
cal." He interviewed only fam-
ilies that included both par-
ents, with two to four children
under age sixteen.
These women would be
least likely to be employed
because of their young chil-
dren and yet the only eth-
nic group that received sub-
stantially more than half of
its income from the father
was the long-resident Irish.
Thus, even with this arbitrary
standard of selecting families
where the women and chil-
dren could least be expected
to work, they still accounted
for more than half of the "typi-
cal" family's income.
You don't know this be-
cause your ancestors didn't
tell you. The story of how
your Uncle Harry strove to
success in America didn't
mention that he obtained his
education and business start
because his sisters worked
long hours, scrubbing floors
or toiling in a factory. To ac-
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family, not just "helping out,"
would be to .portray them-
selves as not merely respect-
ably poor, but downright indi-
gent.
Moreover, those women
and girls routinely worked for
half of the wage that was paid
to men and boys for the same
- or even harder work. Since
that time, women have moved
from up from 50% to earn-
ing about 80% of what men
do. We can- see progress more
clearly in that among work-
ing teenagers, the disparity
largely has disappeared but
because of law, not- because
businesses became more gen-
erous.
. A Chicago study confirmed
that the pattern of ignoring
female income continued in
1925 andI personally expe-
rienced it as late as 1968. My
husband and I were newly-
weds and were moving back to
Boston from Washington. We
both had been graduate stu-
dents in Massachusetts, but I
had saved money while work-
ing in Washington; I intended
to continuing working while
he returned to school, and we
wanted to buy a house rather
than pay rent.
The real estate agency,
however, refused to count
my income -. and we got our
mortgage on the basis of my
husband's VA benefits and
Harvard scholarships. The
young, male realtor explained
that they didn't include wom-
en's income, except for nurses
and teachers. Presumably
women in those occupations
were the only ones responsi-
ble enough to keep their jobs.
But I got off the straight
track by talking about gender
discrimination. Going back to
the situation of non-salaried
workers, I want to point out
another important aspect of
.minimum wages: ultimately,
they benefit us all. The 1925
survey cited above was done
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the early 2000s, when Dubya
was president was deemed
prosperous until just mo-
ments before the huge crash.
Factories. were humming
with newly invented cars, ra-
dios, refrigerators, and more.
Republican President "Calvin
Coolidge proclaimed that "the
business of America is busi-
ness." Even the corruption of
his Republican predecessor,
Warren Harding, did not faze
many although his Interior
Department secretly allowed
Sinclair Oil to pump petro-
leum from reserves that were
supposed to be held for the
Navy. And everyone looked
the other way while Wall
Street sold paper based on
nothing.
With white-collar men
firmly in charge, blue-collar
men lost the gains that they
had made under Democratic
President Woodrow Wilson,
and some labor leaders were
deported as "communists."
Farmers, too, were suffering,
as banks and the commodi-
ties market took more and
more of their income. The Ku
Klux Klan revived itself not
only in the South, but also in
the Midwest, destroying the
property of blacks and terror-
izing many back into a state of
near-slavery.
Despite soaring prices, it
was no time for workers to
ask for an increase in wages.
The- very concept of a mini-
mum wage still was new, as
in 1923, the Supreme Court
struck down an attempt by-
the District of Columbia to set
a minimum wage for women
working in a children's hospi-
tal. There was, of course, no
Social Security or other plan-
ning for the elderly and dis-
abled.
The bottom line? Those
factories soon encountered
what conservative economists
called "overproduction" in
other words, they had sold
to everyone with the money
to buy. With wages low and
farm income down, most of
the working class could not
afford a car or even a radio.
The real problem was not
overproduction, but instead a
limited customer base. Henry
Ford who was so liberal that
he sponsored peace missions
abroad had it right when he
said that workers should be
able to buy the products they,
make.
Otherwise, the economy
will come crashing down. All
Americans are in this boat to-
gether, and that is why even
out of self-interest and not
from moral obligation we
should support an increase in
. the minimum wage.

Doris Weatherford can
be contacted -at doris@
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sure. Best advice: Do it only
after every detail is checked
out to your liking.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) Your inventive mind
should help you find a way
to get around an apparently
impassable barrier and make
yourself heard. Your efforts
get.you noticed by the right
people.
GEMINI (May- 21 to June
20) You're enjoying this cre-
ative period. But by midweek,
you'll need to emphasize your
more pragmatic talents as you
consider a risky but potential-
ly lucrative move.
CANCER (June 21 to July
22) An unexpected rejection
could turn into something
positive if you pocket your
pride and ask for advice on
how you can make changes
that will make the difference.
LEO (July 23 to August
22) Your Lion's heart gives


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you the courage to push for
answers to a job-related situ-
ation. Stay with it. You'll soon
find more believers coming
out the ranks of the doubters.
VIRGO (August 23 to Sep-
tember 22) Your curiosity
pays off this week as you push
past the gossip to find the
facts. What you ultimately dis-
cover could lead you to make
some changes in your plans.
LIBRA (September 23 to
October 22) A new sense of
enthusiasm helps get you out
of on-the-job doldrums and
back into a productive phase.
Family matters also benefit
from your more positive atti-
tude.
SCORPIO (October 23 to
November 21) A bit of nostal-
gia is fine. But don't stay back
in the past too long or you
might miss seeing the sign-
post up ahead pointing the
way to a new opportunity.
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into acting until you're ready.
CAPRICORN (December
22 to January 19) As the
Great. Advice Giver, the Goat
really shines this week as
family and friends seek your
wisdom. Someone especially
close to you might make a
surprising request.
AQUARIUS (January 20
to February 18) Spiritual
concerns dominate part of
the week before more worldly
matters demand your atten-
tion. An old promise resur-
faces with some surprises at-
tached.
PISCES (February 19 to
March 20) You're in a highly
productive period and are ea-
ger to finish all the projects
you've taken on. But don't let
yourself get swamped. Take a
breather now and again.
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NOTICE OF MEETING
NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Meeting, pursuant
to the requirements of F.S. 212.055, and as provided by
F.S. 286.011, will be held at the time, date and place
shown below:
DATE: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
PLACE: Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Circle
Conference Room B301
Tampa, Florida 33606
The meeting is being held for the purpose of budgeting
resources for the rendition of Charity Care.
The Public is invited to attend, and Public comment is
welcome. Comments will be restricted to the subject
matter of this notice. Persons who may wish to appeal any
decision made at the meeting are responsible for
facilitating preparation of a verbatim transcript of the
meeting.
The meeting will adjourn after the last requested
comment has been heard.
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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
APOLLO BEACH
MINI-STORAGE, INC
313 Apollo Beach Blvd.
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
813-641 -0200 Fax 813-649-1819
March 9, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
Notice is hereby given that WBB Inc.
DBA Apollo Beach Mini-Storage in-
tends to sell the property under Florida
Self Storage Act Statutes (Section
83.801-83.809). The owner will sell at
public sale on March 9, 2013 at 9:00
AM at 313 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo
Beach, FL 33572, the following:
Gregory P. Morris Household Unit 0414
Terry L. Carter Household Unit 0603
Pamela M. Ruesch Household Unit 0550
Sale is subject to cancellation in the
event of settlement. Should it be im-
possible to sell the goods on the day
of the sale, the goods will be disposed
of at the tenant's expense, and/or the
sale will continue on such succeeding
sale days thereafter as may be nec-
essary to complete the sale.
2/22-3/1/13 2T


CITY OF TAMPA
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
INVITATION TO BID
Pursuant to Chapter 69-1119, Special
Acts, Laws of Florida, sealed Bids will
be received by the Director of Purchas-
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2:30 PM ON 3/5/13
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3:00 PM ON 3/14/13
CITYWIDE FIRE ALARM ANNUAL
INSPECTION, INSTALLATION,
REPAIR & REPLACEMENT
SERVICES
PRE-BID MEETING TO BE HELD @
9:00 ON 2/28/13 @ CITY OF TAMPA
MUNICIPAL OFFICE BLDG., 306 E.
JACKSON ST., 2ND FL., TAMPA, FL
then and thereafter to be publicly
opened and read. Bid documents are
available at the Purchasing Depart-
ment (Phone No. 813/274-8351).
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: 2/22/13
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Director of Purchasing
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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO. 13-02001
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
LOURDES R. HALL
Petitioner,
Vs.
BARNEY D. HALL
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
(NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT)
TO: BARNEY D. HALL
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
1138 Hardwood Dr.
Valrico, FL 33596
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed
against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Lourdes R. Hall, 11078 Winter Crest
Dr., Riverview, FL 33569 on or before
the 18th day of March, 2013, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court, 800
E. Twiggs Street, Room 101, or P.O. Box
3450, Tampa, Florida 33601-4358, before
service on plaintiff's or immediately there-
after. If you to do so, a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
The action is asking the court to decide
how the following real or personal property
should be divided: none.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address
of 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 February 8, 2013
Pat Frank
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By Sherika Virgil
as Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NUMBER 11-CA-1767
DIVISION "D"
TAMPA BAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
VS.
ROBERT R. YOUNG, KAREN D. YOUNG
and UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Hillsborough County, Florida, I
will sell the property situated in Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida described as:
Lot 13, Block A, Quail Ridge North, as
per plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book
56, Page 34, of-the Public Records
of Hillsborough County, Florida, a/k/a
11323 Partridge Drive, Tampa, Florida
33625.
at a public sale, to the highest bidder for
cash on March 25, 2013, a 10:00 a.m.,
after first giving notice as required by Sec-
tion 45.031, in an online sale at the follow-
ing website: http://www.hillsborough.real-
foreclose.com in accordance with Section
45.031, Florida Statutes (1979).
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.
Arthur S. Corrales, Esquire
FL Bar Number: 316296
3415 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33618
2/15-2/22/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION -
CASE NO. 13-57 DIVISION Y
Florida Bar #308447
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN J. FARRELL,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOHN
J. FARRELL, deceased, Case Number
13-57, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hillsborough County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is P.O. Box
1110, Tampa, Florida 33601. The name
and address of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands
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.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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 February 15, 2013.
Personal Representative:
RICHARD STEIN
606 Royan Way
Brandon, FL 33511
Attorney for Personal Representative:
WILLIAM R. MUMBAUER, ESQUIRE
William R. Mumbauer, P.A.
Email: wrmumbauer@aol.com
205 N. Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL 33510
813/685-3133
2/15-2/22/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 11-16689 DIVISION J
NUVIA D. CERMINO and GEORGE D.
CERMINO,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ARNULFO RODRIGUEZ and Any and all
KNOWN and or UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursu-
ant to a Uniform Final Judgment of Fore-
closure, entered in the above-styled cause,
in the Circuit Court of Hillsborough County,
Florida,-I will sell the property situated in
Hillsborough County, Florida, described as:
Lot 13, Block 58, SUN CITY SUBDI-
VISION, according to plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 17, Page 21 of the
public records of Hillsborough County,
Florida.
Together with double wide mobile
home having Title Numbers 22630514
and 22630515.
The Clerk shall sell the property at pub-
lic sale to the highest bidder for cash on
the 26th day of March, 2013 at 10:00
a.m. electronically online at the following
website: http://www.hillsborough.realfore-
close.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 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.
Anthony P. Prieto, Esquire
Prieto, Prieto & Goan, P.A.
3705 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, FL 33607
2/15-2/22/13 2T


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #: 12-CC-018028-K
BUCKHORN PRESERVE HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a
Florida not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BILL W. BURNETT III, REGINA
L. BURNETT, husband and wife,
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC., and
UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 29, 2013 and entered in Case No.
12-CC-018028-K, of the County Court of
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Hillsborough County, Florida, wherein
BUCKHORN PRESERVE HOMEOWN-
ERS' ASSOCIATION, INC. is Plaintiff, and
BILL W. BURNETT III, REGINA L. BUR-
NETT, and BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.
are Defendants, The Clerk of the Court
will sell to the highest bidder for cash on
March 22, 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 3, Block 13,- Buckhorn Preserve,
Phase 4, according to the plat thereof,
as recorded in Plat Book 100, Page
65, of the Public Records of Hillsbor-
ough 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 cpst 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 February 6, 2013
Bryan B. Levine, Esq.
FBN 89821
Robert L. Tankel, P.A.
1022 Main St., Ste. D, Dunedin, FL 34698
2/15-2/22/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 13-CP-255 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RENEE L. LITTLETON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:.
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
in the estate of RENEE L. LITTLETON,
deceased, File Number 13-CP-255; by the
Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which
is 800 E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida
33602; that the Decedent's date of death
was August 30, 2012; that the total value
of the estate is $17,100.00 less legal fees
and that the names those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
CREDITORS: NONE
BENEFICIARIES:
DESHAWN LITTLETON
1376 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
DAWAYNE LITTLETON
Picaway Correction Institution
P.O. Box 209
Orient, Ohio 43146
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the Dece-
dent and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the Decedent
other than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this No-
tice is February 15, 2013
Person Giving Notice:
DESHAWN LITTLEON
1376 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Attorney for Petitioner:
JOSHUA T. KELESKE
Email: jkeleske@trustedcounselors.com
Florida Bar No. 0548472
Joshua T. Keleske, P.L.
3333 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 204
Tampa, Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-0044
2/15-2/22/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO: 504340 DIVISION: C
UCN: 10-1063
IN THE INTEREST OF:
H.B DOB: 11/26/2006
R.B. DOB: 04/01/2008
MINOR CHILDREN
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF 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: Roger Sanchez
Last known Address:
514 Greenway Drive,
Plant City, FL 33566
Father of: H.B. (dob:11/26/2006) -
R.B. (dob:04/01/2008)
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 27th
day of March, 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,
Division C -, courtroom #310, Tampa,
Florida 33602, to show cause, if any, why
parental rights shall not be terminated and
said child shall not be permanently com-
fnitted to the Florida Department of Chil-
dren and Families for subsequent adop-
tion. You are entitled to be represented by
an attorney at this proceeding.
Dated this 13th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 2/15-3/8/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO: 504340 DIVISION: C
UCN: 10-1063
IN THE INTEREST OF:
H.B. DOB. 11/26/2006
R.B DOB: 04/01/2008
MINOR CHILDREN
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF 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: Voncile Burtz
Last known Address:
2007 S. Wiggins Road,
Plant City, FL 33566
Mother of: H.B. (dob:1 1/26/2006)
R.B. (dob:04/01/2008)
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


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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 27th
day of March, 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,
Division C -, courtroom #310, Tampa,
Florida 33602, to show cause, if any, why
parental rights shall not be terminated and
said child shall not be permanently com-
mitted to the Florida Department of Chil-
dren and Families for subsequent adop-
tion. You are entitled to be represented by
an attorney at this proceeding.
Dated this 13th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 2/15-3/8/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 513048 DIVISION: S
CASE ID: 11-DP-288
IN THE INTEREST OF:
T.-W. 03/09/11
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: Jasmine Green (mother)
Current residence and/or where-
abouts unknown
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida, in and for Hillsborough
County, Florida, Juvenile Division, 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 19th
day of March, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., before
the Honorable Vivian Corvo, at the Edge-
comb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street,
3rd Floor, Court Room 308, Tampa,
Florida 33602, to show cause, if any, why
parental rights shall not be terminated and
said child shall not be permanently com-
mitted to the Florida Department of Chil-'
dren and Families for subsequent adop-
tion. You are entitled to be represented by
an attorney at this proceeding.
Dated this 1st day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 2/8-3/1/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 29-2008-CA-002699
THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST
COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JAMEY L. PERKINS A/K/A JAMEY
PERKINS, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 25, 2012 and an Order to
Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated Feb-
ruary 07, 2013 and entered in Case No.
29-2008-CA-002699 in the Circuit Court of
the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida wherein THE BANK
OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY,
N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE was
the Plaintiff and JAMEY L. PERKINS
A/K/A JAMEY PERKINS, ET AL the
Defendantss, that the Clerk will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, by elec-
tronic sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the
prescribed date at www.hillsborough.real-
foreclose.com on the 26th day of March,
2013, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 1, BLOCK 3, BORDEAUX ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 49, PAGE 48, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST 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.
This 18th day of February, 2013-
Joseph K. McGhee
Florida Bar #0626287
Pendergast & Morgan, P.A.
115 Perimeter Center Place
South Terraces Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30346
2/22-3/1/13 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NUMBER 12-CA-000109
DIVISION "C"
RAILROAD & INDUSTRIAL FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
VS.
EARLINE L. HERGRUDER, ET AL.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Hillsborough County, Florida, I
will sell the property situated in Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida described as:
Lot 16, Block 5, Estates Del Sol, Unit 1,
as shown on the map or plat therreof,
as recorded in Plat Book 46, Page 46,
of the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida, a/k/a 11004 Fresno
Lane, Riverview, Florida 33569.
at a public sale, to the highest bidder for
cash on April 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., after
first giving notice as required by Section
45.031, in an online sale at the following
website: htto://www.hillsborough.realfore-
close.com in accordance with Section
45.031, Florida Statutes (1979).
-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.
Arthur S. Corrales, Esquire
FL Bar Number: 316296
3415 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33618
2/22-3/1/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
13th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 29-2009-CA-012146
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI
2006QS3,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JAVIER GONZALEZ, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 30, 2012 and an Order to Resched-
ule Foreclosure Sale dated February 14,
2013 and entered in Case No. 29-2009-
CA-012146 in the Circuit Court of the 13th
Judicial Circuit in. and for Hillsborough
County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS
AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI 2006QS3 was
the Plaintiff and JAVIER GONZALEZ, ET
AL the Defendant(s), that the Clerk will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, by
electronic sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. on
the prescribed date at www.hillsborough.
realforeclose.com on the 28th day of
March, 2013, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
TRACT BEGINNING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 AND RUN SOUTH
140.6 FEET, THENCE EAST 739.8
FEET, THENCE NORTH 410.6 FEET
AND THENCE WEST 739.8 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
ALL IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 27
SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST 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.
This 18th day of February, 2013
Joseph K. McGhee
Florida Bar #0626287
Pendergast & Morgan, P.A.
115 Perimeter Center Place
South Terraces Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30346
2/22-3/1/13 2T

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS TRADE NAME
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed intends) to register with the Florida
Department of State, Division of Corpora-
tions, pursuant to Section 865.09 of the
Florida Statutes (Chapter 90-267), the
trade name of:
PALACIOS IMMIGRATION LAW
Owner: Palacios Law Offices P.A.
Address: 16101 Dawnview Dr.
Tampa, FL 33624
2/22/13 1T

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER
FICTITIOUS TRADE NAME
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed intends) to register with the Florida
Department of State, Division of Corpora-
tions, pursuant to Section 865.09 of the
Florida Statutes (Chapter 90-267), the
trade name of:
G F REALTY
Owner: Gaston Fernandez
Address: 3123 W. Henry Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
2/22/13 1T

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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. 187567.0000
Certificate No. 239735-10
File No. 2013-302
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:.
CRILLY LOT 9 AND W 10 FT OF LOT
10 BLOCK 4
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 01/87
SEC-TWP-RGE: 07-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes'
Name(s) in which assessed:
ERICA CHARLENE WALTERS
STEVEN C. JORDAN
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013 '
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court'
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 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. 179701.0000
Certificate No. 239023-10
File No. 2013-303
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
MAC FARLANES REV MAP OF ADDI-
TIONS TO WEST TAMPA LOT 22 AND
SW 15 FT OF LOT 23 BLOCK 58
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 03/30
SEC-TWP-RGE: 15-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
BAY 2 BAY HOLDINGS GROUP, LLC
Said property being in the County of
Hillsborough, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the Jury Auditorium,
2nd Floor, George E. Edgecomb Court-
.house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa
FL 33602 on the 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certairi assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida -
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 R1
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has Tiled said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 166426.0000
Certificate No. 237744-10
File No. 2013-304
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
IDA SUBDIVISION REVISED MAP LOT
14 AND E 40 FT OF LOT 15 AND S
1/2 OF VACATED ALLEY ABUTTING
THEREOF
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 24/92
SEC-TWP-RGE: 01-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th dayof February, 2013
Pat Frank, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hilfsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 4T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 R1
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 168338.0000
Certificate No. 237776-10
File No. 2013-305
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
WEST PINES REVISED MAP LOT 12
BLOCK 2
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 04/06
SEC-TWP-RGE: 22-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ESTATE OF FLOSIE L. GEATHERS
CHRISTIAN JAVARD E. MOORE
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS' HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 R1
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 161925.0000
Certificate No. 237437-10
File No. 2013-307
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
COTTER'S SPRING HILL SUB LOT 49
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 09/46
SEC-TWP-RGE: 25-28-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
HALEY DEHART
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 28th day of.March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this-8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 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, arid
the names in which it was assessed, are
as follows:
Folio No. 168238.0000
Certificate No. 237805-10
File No. 2013-309
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
CENTRAL PARK BLKS 13 14 15 16 17
19 20 AND 21 LOT 4.BLOCK 20
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 08/14
SEC-TWP-RGE: 12-29-18'
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ROBERT B. ANGELS
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 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. 165333.0000
Certificate No. 237546-10
File No. 2013-311
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
SUNSHINE PARK REVISED MAP LOT
1 BLOCK 1
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 10/18
SEC-TWP-RGE: 01-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
EUGENIA RAMIREZ
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 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. 160341.0000
Certificate No. 237209-10
File No. 2013-312
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
W 60.9 FT OF E 334.8 FT OF S 110 FT
OF N 135 FT OF NE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF
NE 1/4 OF NE 1/4
.SEC-TWP-RGE: 16-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
PATRICIA A. DEAL
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 R1
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows: -
Folio No. 157996.0000
Certificate No. 237040-10
File No. 2013-313
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
BONITA LOT 7 BLOCK 12
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 02/71
SEC-TWP-RGE: 06-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
LAURA M. LOPEZ
MIGUEL 0. LOPEZ-ZEROUERA
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk
2/1.5-3/8/13 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. 165604.5000
Certificate No. 237567-10
File No. 2013-314
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
MEADOWBROOK LOT 180
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 11/71
SEC-TWP-RGE: 01-29-18
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed: -
GLADYS M. CHAPMAN
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jamegan
Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 R1
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 156414.0000
Certificate No. 236962-10
File No. 2013-315
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
COURTLAND SUBDIVISION REVISED
MAP LOTS 23 AND 24
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 12/83
SEC-TWP-RGE: 05-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes.
Name(s) in which assessed:
ANNIE LOIS NASH
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk .
2/15-3/8/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 R1
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued-thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 156689.0000
1 Certificate No. 236871-10
File No. 2013-316
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
ZION HEIGHT LOTS 2 AND 3 LESS S
4 FT OF SD LOT 3 BLOCK 4
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 09/15
SEC-TWP-RGE: 05-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
MUSTAFA S. HAMED
SAWSAN ABED HAMED
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.28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February; 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 R1
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 158032.0000
Certificate No. 237052-10
File No. 2013-317
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
BONITA LOT 6 AND N 1/2 OF ALLEY
ABUTTING ALLEY BLOCK 23
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 02/71
SEC-TWP-RGE: 06-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
SARAH R. ACEVEDO
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. Edgec6mb Court-
house, 800 East Twiggs Street, Tampa
FL 33602 on the 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 R1
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. Thecertificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 157608.0000
Certificate No. 236864-10
File No. 2013-318
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
PEELER HEIGHTS E 40 FT OF LOTS 2
AND 3 BLOCK 2
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 10/24
SEC-TWP-RGE: 06-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
HIPOLITO MORALES-RAMOS
Said property being in the County of
Hillsboroughi, 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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 4T

NOTICE OF APPLICATION'
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 RI
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 167827.0000
Certificate No. 237724-10
File No. 2013-319
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS LOT 10
BLOCK 3
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 02/74
SEC-TWP-RGE: 12-29-18 '
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
MARIA ZHINGRI
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, 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.
Datedthis 8th day of February, 2013 -
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan
Deputy Clerk


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
WELLS FARGO OBO TLST 2010-1 R1
#16560, the holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed, are as follows:
Folio No. 157478.0000
Certificate No. 236886-10
File No. 2013-320
Year of Issuance: 2010
Description of Property:
BARNHART SUBDIVISION W 1/2 OF
LOT 19 AND LOT 20
PLAT BOOK/PAGE: 12/89
SEC-TWP-RGE: 06-29-19
Subject To All Outstanding Taxes
Name(s) in which assessed:
ANTONIO J. CRUZ
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 28th day of March, 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 participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk's ADA Coordinator, 601 E Kennedy
Blvd., Tampa Florida, (813) 276-8100 ex-
tension 4205, two working days prior to
the date the service is needed; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 8th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hillsborough County, Florida
By Octavia Jarnegan, Deputy Clerk
2/15-3/8/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 509158 DIVISION: C
CASE ID: 12-0007
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.C 09/22/2009
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: Judith Collins Chapel
Last known Address: 6060 Gulf and
Sea Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL
Mother of: C.C. dob:09/22/2009
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 Fjorida, 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 March, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., before
the Honorable Manuel A. Lopez, at the
Hillsborough County Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, 3rd Floor, Di-
vision C -, courtroom 310, Tampa, Florida
33602, to show cause, if any, why paren-
tal rights shall not be terminated and said
child shall not be perinanently 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 5th day of February, 2013 -
Pat Frank.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 2/8-3/1/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 11-001831 DIVISION: F
NEW PORT TAMPA BAY COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, a local unit
of special purpose government,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ECOVENTURE NEW PORT I, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company; TAMPA
MARINA VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT,
LLC, a Florida limited liability company;
BATTLEVIEW ENTERPRISES I.I, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company; LANCE
RINGHAVER, individually, LINDELL-
GANDY, LLC, a Florida limited liability
company; and ENVIRONMENTAL PRO-
TECTION COMMISSION OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that, pursu-
ant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
on Governmental Assessment Lien en-
tered in the above styled cause on July
12, 2011, and the Order Amending Final
Judgment of Foreclosure on Governmen-
tal Assessment Lien to Reschedule Fore-
closure entered in the above styled cause
on January 15, 2013, in the Circuit Court
of Hillsborough County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Hillsborough Coun-
ty, Florida, described as follows:
"Exhibit A"
A tract of land in the Northeast 1/4 of the
Northwest 1/4 of Section 8, Township 30.
South, Rah'nge 18 East, as recorded in
Official Records Book 13844, Page 993,
of the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida, being more particularly
described as follows:


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
From the Northeast corner of Lot 13,
Block 3, BAYBRIDGE REVISED, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 10, page 30, of the public records
of Hillsborough County, Florida; said
point being the intersection of the South
right-of-way line of Gandy Boulevard
and the West right-of-way line of South
Westshore Boulevard; run thence West
710.00 feet, along the North boundary of
said Block 3 and the South right-of-way
line of Gandy Boulevard, to a Point of
Beginning; thence South 00'17'00" East
(assumed bearing), 300.00 Jeet to its in-
tersection with the North right-of-way line
of McElroy Avenue; thence West along
the said North right-of-way line of McEI-
roy Avenue 200.00 feet; thence North
00'17'00" West, 300.00 feet to a point
on the South right-of-way line of Gandy
Boulevard; thence East 200.00 feet,
along the South right-of-way line of Gan-
dy Boulevard, to the Point of Beginning.
COMPRISING ALL OF:
Lots 1 to 7, 23 and 24, in Block 2 and the
closed alley abutting thereon, of BAY-
BRIDGE REVISED, according to the
map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 10, page 30, of the public records
of Hillsborough County, Florida.
-AND-
Part of Lots 8 and 22, in Block 2, and the
closed alley abutting thereon, of BAY-
BRIDGE REVISED, according to the
map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 10, page 30, of the public records
of Hillsborough County, Florida,
LESS AND EXCEPT the North 40 feet
thereof.
Property Address: As described in Ex-
hibit "A".
at public sale to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, to be .conducted electroni-
cally online at the following website: http://
www.hillsborouah.realforeclosure.com .at
10:00 a.m., on March 5, 2013.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST 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.
Tracy J. Robin, Esq.
FBN. 794661
-Straley & Robin
1510 W. Cleveland Street
Tampa, FL 33606
2/15-2/22/13 2T


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 513048 DIVISION: S
CASE ID: 11-DP-288
IN THE INTEREST OF:
T.-W. 03/09/11
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: Jasmine Green (mother)
.Current residence and/or where-
about unknown
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida, in and for Hillsborough
County, Florida, Juvenile Division, 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 19th
day of March, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., before
the Honorable Vivian Corvo, at the Edge-
comb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street,
3rd Floor, Court Room 308, Tampa,
Florida 33602, to show cause, if any, why
parental rights shall not be terminated and
said child shall not be permanently com-
mitted to the Florida Department of Chil-
dren and Families for subsequent adop-
tion. You are entitled to be represented by
an attorney at this proceeding.
Dated this 1st day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 2/8-3/1/13 4T


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2013 01164 DIVISION B
IN RE: ADNAN ATARI
Petitioner
and '
MARIA MORENO,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
(NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT)
TO: MARIA MORENO
2945 W. Colter St. Apt. 155
Phoenix, AZ 85017
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
dissolution of marriage has been filed
against you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Adnan Atari, whose address
is 16379 Enclave Village Dr., Tampa, FL


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
33647 on or before- March 4, 2013, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court at
801 E. Twiggs Street, Room 101, Tampa,
Florida 33602 or P.O. Box 3450, Tampa,
Florida 33601-4358, before service on Pe-
titioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the petition.
The action is asking the court to decide
how the following real or personal property
should be divided; None.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your.current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in the lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the Clerk's Office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires- certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal or striking
of pleadings.
Dated January, 24, 2013 -
Pat Frank
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By Cynthia Menendez
Deputy Clerk
S C 2/1-2/22/13 4T


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 2012-CA-018935
GEORGETTE KHAZIRAN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
The Unknown Heirs, Devisees; Grantees,
Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees,
or other claimants claiming by, through,
under or against RUBY S. KARNES,
a/k/a RUBY KARNES, deceased;
FELICIA N. RAYMOND; LADONNA G.
CARLUCCI, if living, and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under or
against the above named Defendant
who are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties may claim
an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees or other claimants, claiming
by, through, under or against the said
LADONNA G. CARLUCCI;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: The Unknown Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, Assignees, Lienors,
Creditors, Trustees, or other
claimants claiming by, through, under
or against RUBY S. KARNES, a/k/a
RUBY KARNES, deceased;
Whose Residences are Unknown.
Whose last Known Mailing Addresses
adre Unknown.
LADONNA G. CARLUCCI, if living,
and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, under or against the
above named Defendant who is not
known to be dead or-alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim an
interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees or other claimants,
claiming by, through, under or against
the said LADONNA G. CARLUCCI,.if
she is deceased.
Whose Residence is Unknown.
Whose last Known Mailing Address
is: 148 Heckel Street, Apt. 1,
Belleville, NJ 07109
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title on the, following prop-
erty in Hillsborough County, Florida:
Lot 27, of IVINELL SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as
recorded. in Plat Book 30, on Page 13,
of the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida,
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Rod B. Neuman,
Esquire, of Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Se-
gall, Allen & Halloran, P.A., Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 3321 Henderson
Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33609, on or
before March 11, 2013, a date not less
than twenty-eight (28) nor more than sixty
(60) days after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; other a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
If you are a person with disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the ADA Coor-
dinator at the Hillsborough County Court-
Ihouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 604,
(813) 272-7040 within 7 days before your
scheduled court appearance, or immedi-
ately upon receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled appearance is
less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.
DATED this 28th day of January, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Sarah'A. Brown
Deputy Clerk
Gibbons, Neuman
3321 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609
2/1-2/22/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 513048 DIVISION: S
CASE ID: 11-DP-288
IN THE INTEREST OF:
T.-W. 03/09/11
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


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE
PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
TO: Melvin Washington (father)
Current residence and/or where-
abouts unknown
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida, in and for Hillsborough
County, Florida, Juvenile Division, 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 19th.
day of March, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., before
the Honorable Vivian Corvo, at the Edge-
comb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street,
3rd Floor, Court Room 308, Tampa,
Florida 33602, to show cause, if any, why
parental rights shall not be terminated and
said child shall.not be permanently com-
mitted to the Florida Department of Chil-
dren and Families for subsequent adop-
tion. You are entitled to be represented by
an attorney at this proceeding..
Dated this 1st day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 2/8-3/1/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 12-CA-008212, Division N
DEBORAH COCK, AS SUCCESSOR
TRUSTEE OF THE RONALD
J SHAMBLIN FAMILY TRUST
HARDCASTLE REVOCABLE TRUST
DTD 01/01/90 FBO DAVID A SHAMBLIN,
Plaintiff,
v.
KEISHA A. RENTZ, etial.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursu-
ant to-the Uniform Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered on February 5, 2013 in the
above styled cause of action, that I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at
the George Edgecomb Courthouse, 800
E. Twiggs Street, Tampa, Florida 33602
at 10:00 a.m. on the 26th day of March,
2013, through the office of Pat Frank,
Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Hill-
sborough County, Florida, the following
property located at 7206 Baldwin Ave.,
Tampa, Florida 33619, and more particu-
larly described as:
Legal Description: Parcel #20, The
West 50.00 feet of the East 485.00
feet of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2
of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NE
1/4 of Section 11, Township 29, South,
Range 19 East, of the public Records.
of Hillsborough County, Florida, Less
the South 25.0 feet thereof for street
right of way.
The sale will be conducted electronically
online at the following website: http://www.
hillsborough.realforeclose.com. Any per-
son claiming an interest from the surplus
of 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: February 15, 2013
in Hillsborough County, Florida
By: David D. Sharpe, Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 51560
The Law Office of Dario Diaz, P.A.
1101 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33607-5307
Phone: (813) 259-1017
2/22-3/1/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 12-CA-007406 DIVISION I
ERIC FRANTZ,
Plaintiff,
v.
BARBARA FIGUEROA, a/k/a BARBARA
FIGEUROA, ET. AL.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
.NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to
that certain Uniform Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 4, 2012,
and that certain Order.Granting Plaintiff's
Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale
dated February 14, 2013, in Case No.
12-CA-007406, of the Circuit Court in and
for Hillsborough County, Florida, wherein
Eric Frantz is the Plaintiff and Barbara
Figueroa, a/k/a Barbara Figeuroa, United
States of America, State of Florida, Capi-
tal One Bank, and Raintree Village Con-
dominium No. 2 Association, Inc., are the
Defendants, I will -sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in an online sale at
http://www.hillsborough.realforeclose.com
beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st day of
April, 2013, the following described prop-
erty set forth in that certain Uniform Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated December
4,2012:
Unit No. 11805-B, of RAINTREE VIL-
LAGE CONDOMINIUM NO. 2, accord-
ing to the Declaration of Condominium
thereof recorded September 16, 1983,
under Clerk's File No. 042694 in Of-
ficial Records Book 4184, Page 143,
of the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida.
Property address: 11805 Raintree
Lake Lane, Apartment B, Tampa, FL
33617-9441.
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


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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 February 18, 2013
By Kristopher E. Fernandez
For the Court
114 S. Fremont Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 832-6340 Fla Bar No. 0606847
2/22-3/1/13 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 13-400
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEAN KICZKA CHARRON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Jean
Kiczka Charron, deceased, whose date of
death was December 23, 2012 and whose
social security number is xxx-xx-9786, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Hillsbor-
ough County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 800 E. Twiggs St.,
Tampa, Fl. 33606. The name and the ad-
dress of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the "decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against the decent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA" PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this No-
tice is February 22, 2013.
Personal Representative:
Susan Charron, Petitioner
59 Willow Tree Place
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CHEESEMAN AND PHILLIPS
701 S. Howard Avenue, Suite 202
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 223-4007 .
Florida Bar No. 211915
2/22-3/1/13 2T


ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
APOLLO BEACH
MINI-STORAGE, INC
313 Apollo Beach Blvd.
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
813-641-0200 Fax 813-649-1819
March 9, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
Notice is hereby given that WBB Inc.
DBA Apollo Beach Mini-Storage in-
tends to sell the property under Florida
Self Storage Act Statutes (Section
83.801-83.809). The owner will sell at
public sale on. March 9, 2013 at 9:00
AM at 313 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo
Beach, FL 33572, the following:
Gregory P. Morris Household Unit 0414
Terry L. Carter Household Unit 0603
Pamela M. Ruesch Household Unit 0550
Sale is subject to cancellation in the
event of settlement. Should it be im-
possible to sell the goods on the day
of the sale, the goods will be disposed
of at the tenant's expense, and/or the
sale will continue on such succeeding
sale days thereafter as may be nec-
essary to complete the sale.
2/22-3/1/13 2T


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 12-DR-014195 DIVISION B
IN RE: RAMRAGIE RAMRATTAN
BARNETT,
Petitioner
and
KEITH ALLEN BARNETT,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Keith Allen Barnett, whose last
known address was 8426 Crystal
Harbor Drive, #101, Tampa, FL
33615 and whose current address is
unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for dissolution of marriage has been filed
against you. You are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on KRISTOPHER E. FERNANDEZ,
ESQUIRE, whose address is 114 S.
Fremont Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606,
on or before March 4, 2013, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter. Otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in the proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Clerk of
Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, room
530, George E. Edgecomb Courthouse,
800 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, Florida 33602.
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 4365 within
2 working days of your receipt of this docu-
ment; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 800-955-8771.
Dated January, 25, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By Adrian J. Salas
Deputy Clerk 2/1-2/22/13 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 512728 DIVISION: C
IN THE INTEREST OF: CASE ID:
D.M. H/M 09/15/2007 10-1039
I.M. H/M 12/20/2009 10-1039
E.M. H/M 10/25/2011 11-1003
A.M. H/F 10/25/2011 11-1003
MINOR CHILDREN
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON A TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THESE
CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR
ON THIS DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED,
YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS
A PARENT TO THE CHILDREN NAMED
IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE..
TO: ANA MARTINEZ
Last Known Address:
9413 Windermere Park Circle, #301,
Riverview, FL 33578
(Mother):
D.M. dob: 09/15/2007
I.M. dob: 12/20/2009
E.M. dob: 10/25/2011
A.M. dob: 10/25/2011
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights has been filed in the Circuit Court of
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the State
of Florida, in and for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Juvenile Division, alleging that the
above-named children are dependent chil-
dren and by which the Petitioner is asking
for the termination of parental rights and
permanent commitment of the children to
the Department of Children and Families
for subsequent adoption.
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that you are
required to appear personally on the 13th
day of March, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., before
the Honorable Manuel A. Lopez, at the
Hillsborough County Edgecomb Court-
house, 800 E. Twiggs Street, 3rd Floor, Di-
vision C courtroom #310, Tampa, Florida
33602, to show cause, if any, why paren-
tal rights shall not be terminated and said
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 28th day of January, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk 2/1-2f22/13 4T


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #: 12-CC-015632-K
CARROLLWOOD VILLAGE PHASE III
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SOGA SOLARIN, a married man, and
UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 16,2013 and entered in Case No.
12-CC-015632-K, of the County Court of
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Hillsborough County, Florida, wherein
CARROLLWOOD VILLAGE PHASE III
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. is
Plaintiff, and SOGA SOLARIN and UN-
KNOWN TENANT are Defendants, the
Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at www.hillsborough.real-
foreclose.com on March 8, 2013, at 10:00
A.M., the following property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
The Southeasterly 20.33 feet of the
Northwesterly 58.00 feet of Lot 11 in
Block 3 of Village XVIII Unit II of Car-
rollwood Village Phase III, according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat book
54, Page 4 of the Public Records of


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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 February 6, 2013
Bryan B. Levine, Esq.
FBN 89821
Robert L. Tankel, P.A.
1022 Main St., Ste. D, Dunedin, FL 34698
2/15-2/22/13 2T

IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA '
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No: 10-CC-030364- Division: I
HAMPTON CHASE TOWN HOMES
ASSOCIATION, INC., A not-for-profit
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM GLAESER and SALLY ANNE
GLAESER,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 13, 2013, and entered in Case
No: 10-CC-030364, of the County Court
of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Hillsborough County, Florida, wherein
HAMPTON CHASE TOWN HOMES AS-
SOCIATION, INC. is the Plaintiff, and
WILLIAM and SALLY ANNE GLAESER,
are Defendants, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at 10:00 a.m. electronically
online at the following website: http://www.
hillsborouah.realforeclose.com, on the 5th
day of April, 2013, the following property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lot 113, Block 6 a/k/a Unit 4, Build-
ing 6, Hampton Chase Townhomes,
according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 95, Page 68
of the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the 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


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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: February 13, 2013
Clinton Paris, Esq.
Clinton Paris, PA
Boardwalk of Riverview
10014 Water Works Lane
Riverview, FL 33578
2/15-2/22/13 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
FFN: 513962 DIVISION: C
CASE ID: 12-242
IN THE INTEREST OF:
I.F. 03/12/12
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: Kayla Forbes
Last known Address: 315 Orange
Lane, Tampa, FL 33610
Mother of: I.F. dob:03/12/12
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'adoptipn.
You are hereby notified that you are re-
quired to appear personally on the 27th
day of March, 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,
Division C -, courtroom #310, Tampa,
Florida 33602, to show cause, if any, why
parental rights shall not be terminated and
said child shall not be permanently com-
mitted to the Florida Department of Chil-
dren and Families for subsequent adop-
tion. You are entitled to be represented by
an attorney at this proceeding.
Dated this 19th day of February, 2013
Pat Frank
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Pam Morera
Deputy Clerk. 2/22-3/15/13 4T


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PUBLIC NOTICE

CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE

UPDATE MEETING

When: Monday, February 25, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Where: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Okeefe Hall
1203 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa announces its Public
Meeting for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. The residents of
Public Housing and former residents of Central Park Village
including the general public and businesses of the Choice
Neighborhood targeted area are cordially invited to attend,.

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this meeting is to provide community stake-
holders, residents and the general public with an update on the
Central Park / Ybor Choice Neighborhood transformation plan.

PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND.
YOUR PARTICIPATION IS IMPORTANT TO US.
For special accommodations or for more information please
contact the Tampa Housing Authority, Office of Real Estate
Development @ (813) 341-9101 x. 2630
David Iloanya, Director
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INVITATION TO BID
Vogel Bros. Building Co. is actively seeking qualified and
certified (Hillsborough County and State of Florida) WBE/MBE/
DBE Subcontractors and material suppliers to bid on the River
Oaks Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) Head-
works Rehabilitation (Project #CIP10199) located in Hillsbor-
ough County Florida. The project entails photography, survey,
demolition, paving, concrete, masonry, equipment, instrumenta-
tion, process piping, and electrical.. River Oaks AWTP bids are
due March 6th, 2013 by 12:00pm ET. Bids are to be turned into
Vogel Bros. Office in Lakeland via email, mail, fax or courier.
Plans and specs are available for viewing at Lakeland office (by
appointment). Electronic documents will be provided .by request.
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NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION

BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Notice is given that theDistrict's Final Agency Action is approval
of the General Water Use on 150 acres to serve Farm known as
Loop L2 Farm. The project is located in Hillsborough County,
Section(s) 31, Township 32 South, Range 21 East. The permit
applicant is Loop Farms, LLC, whose address is 8423 S.R. 674,
Wimauma, FL 33598. The Permit No. is 20 008342.006.
The file(s) pertaining to the project-referred to above is available
for inspection Monday through Friday except legal holidays,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District (District), 7601 Hwy. 301 North, Tampa, FL
33637-6759.

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

Southwest Florida
WaterManagementDisrictt
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
gives notice that it proposes to approve a No Further Action
Proposal with Engineering & Institutional Controls and issue a
Site Rehabilitation Completion Order with controls for a contami-
nated site (Order). Festive Floats of Florida, Inc., is seeking this
Order in reference to FDEP Site No. COM_232539, known as
the former Wheelblast, Inc. property, 2102 Orient Road, Tampa,
FL, 33619 and intends to restrict exposure to contamination in
the following manner: prohibit use of groundwater, prohibit dewa-
tering or changes to existing stormwater systems without FDEP
approval, prohibit future residential use of the property, and
require a cap over certain contaminated soil.
Complete copies of the No Further Action Proposal, the draft
Declarations of Restrictive Covenant, and FDEP's preliminary
evaluation are available for public inspection during normal
business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays at FDEP, Southwest District, 13051 North
Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL 33637-0926, attn. Robert
Sellers.
Local governments with jurisdiction over the property subject to
the institutional control, real property owners) of any property
subject to the institutional control, and residents of any property
subject to the institutional control have 30 days from publication
of this notice to provide comments to FDEP. Such comments
must be sent to Robert Sellers, FDEP Southwest District, 13051
North Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL 33637-0926;
robert.sellers@dep.state.fl.us. 2/22/13 1T


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INFO BEAT
"It's A Family Affair" Career Expo
The "It's A Family Affair" Career Expo, themed "All Partners
Employed," will take place Thursday, Feb. 28 from 10:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at the Center for Manifestation, located at 3102 E.
Lake Ave. in Tampa. Admission is free of charge.
This expo will feature tips for dressing for job interviews,
_r6sum6 writing, onsite interviewing, interview style pointers
and meetings with employers. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., re-
cruitment and employment training with Toye Johnson-Vincent
will take place.
For more information, call 900-7941 or email Renae Kendrick
at cfmdreamteam@gmail.com.
2013 Hillsborough County
Neighborhoods Conference in March
The 2013 Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference
will be held Saturday, March 16, at Hillsborough Community
College's Dale Mabry Campus, located at 4001 W. Tampa Bay
Blvd.
The 10th celebration breakfast will be held at 8 a.m.; at the
same time, the exhibit area will open. More than 10 educational
workshops will be held to foster a sense of community. Admis-
sion is free. To register, visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org or call
Wanda Sloan of the Office of Community Affairs at 307-3564.

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
Offering Summer Camp
Corbett Preparatory School of IDS is holding "Camp IDS"
over seven weeks, from June 17 to August 2. Over 60 full- and
half-day camps will be offered. Students ages Pre-K3 to high
school are welcome.
Before and after care will be offered. Transportation is avail-
able. For more information about admission and personal tours,
contact 961-3087 or CampIDS@corbettprep.com. The school,
which has been around since 1968, is located at 12015 Orange
Grove Dr. in Tampa. Visit its website at www.corbettprep.com.

WEDU's Lorei to Speak at Hillsborough
County Democratic Women's Club
WEDU talk show host Rob Lorei (Florida This Week) will
be the featured speaker at the next Hillsborough County
Democratic Women's Club meeting, which will be held at 6:00
p.m.Monday, March 4, at Mimi's Cafe, located at 11702 N. Dale
Mabry Hwy. next to Barnes and Nobles Bookstore.
The public is invited. For more information, call Lula Dovi
at 932-6944.

MOSI to Present World Premiere of "Sea
Monsters Revealed"
"Sea Monsters Revealed" will make its world premiere debut
at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on Saturday,
March 9. The exhibit will be on display through Monday, Sept. 2.
The exhibit-uses a polymer preservation technique, plastina-
tion, to bring real sea animals onto dry land. Visitors can view
a six-foot-wide manta ray, a 15-foot-long mako shark, a giant
squid and an 18-foot-long, 3,000 pound whale shark. More
than 18 full-body sea creatures will be displayed.
Tickets for the exhibit are $18.95 for adults, $16.95 for se-
niors (60+) and $12.95 for children two to 12. Guests can add
MOSI general exhibits or an :IMAX film to their tickets for $5.
For more information, visit www.mosi.org.

Free Tax Preparation Services
Thomas M. Cooley Law School and United Way Suncoast
have partnered to offer free tax preparation services to qualified
individuals and families. For more information on these services,
visit the United Way's website at www.unitedwaysuncoast.org
or contact your local United Way office.


Lori Baggett
Four Tampa Carlton Fields'
Attorneys Elected to Shareholder
The law firm of Carlton Fields announced the
election of 12 new shareholders at the firm's
2013 annual Shareholders Meeting in Miami,
which was held Thursday, Feb. 7. Eleven associ-
ates and one of counsel, in various firm offices
and practices, were elevated.
Four of the new shareholders work in the
firm's Tampa office. They include Lori Baggett
(above left), Dana R. Blunt (above right), Fentrice
D. Driskell and Amanda Arnold Sansone.
Givens Law Group Renamed.
Givens Givens Sparks
Givens Law Group founder Stann Givens
announced two new partners to the firm an'd a
new name Givens Givens Sparks.
Chris Givens, son of Stann Givens, has been
working with the firm since 2005, when it was
Knox & Givens. Robert Sparks joined the firm
in 2006.
Givens Givens Sparks is a civil trial law firm
practicing personal injury and insurance claims


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litigation, in addition to marital and family law.
They also have a division dedicated to represent-
ing clients with BP oil claims.
Attorney Giovinco Joins Anton
Castro Law
Anton Castro Law announced that Ian S.
Giovinco, Esq., is now of counsel to the firm.
Giovinco has over 20 years of legal experience
and focuses his practice on estate planning,
asset protection, and probate and trust law.
Hill Ward Henderson Staying
Put at BoA Building
Hill Ward Henderson signed a 12-year lease
renewal for approximately 70,000 sq. ft. in
downtown Tampa's Bank of America Plaza.
The law firm has been a tenant in the 42-story
building since 1986 and now occupies four
contiguous floors in the building.
,It is one of the building's largest tenants,
second only to Bank of America. In 26 years,
the firm has grown from seven attorneys to more
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By Gene Siudut
Ybor City has. always been
gathering place of markets, eat-
eries and retail. From its hum-
ble beginnings as the home for
many a cigar worker to its re-
naissance of the late '90s and
continuing today, with the ad-
dition 'of a multitude of new
businesses, Ybor has a
little for anyone and a 1,5
lot for everyone.
In the past year, na-
tional chains and local
business people have
made Ybor City their
new home. A new deli,
a wing joint, an art gal- O
lery and some hunks
moving junk are just a W
sampling of what's new ..
in Ybor. i
What's notable for .t
Ybor is that during a ..
stagnant economy, the
historic district is build-
ing, expanding and Sund
showing strength where Sund
many other areas are strug-
gling. And it's not just bars.
Traditionally, when an econ-
omy is in a downturn, people
will still keep their adult bever-
ages in their budgets as refuge
from the gloom of the outside
world. Ybor City has been one
of the areas that has seen wa-
tering holes flourish and, right-
fully so, has a reputation for
these drinking establishments.
Today's Ybor is so much
more and the -expansion of
old and new businesses is not
predominantly bars and clubs,
but restaurants, pizza par-
lors, banks and" markets. The
growth also includes business-
es moving from other parts of
the country to make Ybor their
home.
Starting with food, there
are several new and expanded
businesses that have made


Ybor their home.
Chef Dave Sunday, propri-
etor of Sundays Fine Dining
in Ybor, has 'opened up Sun-
days Delicatessen, which is the
only deli of its kind in Tampa
and a valuable resource to the
increasing pool of people who
make Ybor their home.


ays Delicatessen fills a niche in
If you're into the exotic, is-
tanblu might be for you. The
area's only Turkish restaurant
blends Mediterranean and Ot-
toman flavors to add to the
multi-ethnic melting pot of
Ybor.,
Perhaps you like Mediterra-
nean but you don't like Turkish
food. The new Row Boat Medi-
terranean Cuisine is a more
scaled down eatery with Greek.
offerings, located at the corner
of 15th Street and Eighth Av-
enue.
Maybe you want to catch a
game and grab some food. Buf-
falo Wild Wings has opened up
on Seventh Avenue, taking up
three store fronts. The chain,
which boasts 876 restaurants
nationwide, chose Ybor as its
home, marking only the second
time the franchise has opened
up in an urban area (Detroit


was the first). Normally, Buf-
falo Wild Wings would open in
suburban areas, making them-
selves a local sports bar, but
after a beautiful renovation of
the building at the corner of
17th Street and Seventh Av-
enue, Ybor has a new sports
hangout.
Sometimes it's tough
to get out of the office to
E eat. The newly opened
Jimmy John's, which
has 2,0000 franchises
nationwide, will deliver
its gourmet sandwiches
; directly to your office or
Some.
Food can't be all
sandwiches and wings,
however.
The Seabreeze,
which was a staple
in Tampa since the
1920s, closed its doors
on Causeway Blvd in
Ybor. 2002. The restaurant
is known as the origi-
nator of the devil crab, which
is served proudly at its new lo-
cation on 17th Street in Ybor.
The Seabreeze is also the only
place in the area that serves
gator bites and frog legs for the
adventurous types.
Those who frequent and
live in Ybor know that there
are many ways to save a buck
while dining. For all that extra
money they have lying around,
they have a new bank to hold
their money.
USAmeriBank, located in
the old Columbia Bank build-
ing, has masterfully renovated
the 12,000 sq. ft. space and
has even paid homage to its
predecessor with an 11-foot
Lady Columbia sign which was
inspired by the original sign of
the 1940s.
With a full belly and money
secured away, it could be a-


growing
good time to clean out the stor-
age room that you've been put-
ting off forever.
College Hunks Hauling Junk
and its sister company, College
Hunks Moving, have relocated
their world headquarters to the
historic district after complet-
ing a $1 million restoration at
their new home next to Centro
Ybor. The proximity to Hillsbor-
ough Community College was
cited as one of the main fac-
tors in moving to Ybor, as word
on the street says that HCC's
young men are the hunkiest.
After a hard day of eating
and working in Ybor, you might
need to do a little shopping.
New to Ybor is the Twilight Mar-
ket located in the Roosevelt 2.0
on 15th Street. With the grow-
ing desire forlocally-grown pro-
duce, the Twilight Market fea-
tures over 20 vendors offering
local food, plants, soaps, local
art and much more. The Twi-
light Market opens every Tues-
day night from 5 p.m. until 10
p.m.
With the day done and the
shopping complete, it's time for
dinner. A steak could be a good
choice, which you could find at
Came, in the old Centro Espa-
fiol building. Came is the latest
restaurant offering from Jason


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nini to Ybor, but felt the lack of
a steak place in Ybor could no
longer be withstood.
After a nice steak, a few
drinks could be in order. You
may want to have a glass of
wine but you don't feel com-
fortable ordering wine without
knowing anything about it.
Ybor's newest wine spot, the
Ybor City Wine Bar, located
in Centro Ybor, can ease your
apprehension. Owner Jayme
Kosar, a Certified Sommelier
(that's wine expert for you lay-
men,) can steer you in the di-
rection you need, whether it's
to relax with a glass or take a
few bottles home for the gang.
Businesses such as the Ybor
City Wine Bar, Came and the
aforementioned Jimmy John's
are giving hope to the strug-
gling Centro Ybor complex,
which has been looking for sta-
bility since its opening in 2000.
Wine might not be your
speed, but you still would like
some drinks. The Bad Monkey
could be the spot for you.
With a name like Bad Mon-
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Parking Bargains
Ybor City offers. many free, es are marked "Freight Only"
cheap and safe parking oppor- but allow regular parking be-
tunities, if one carefully reads tween 11:30. a.m. and 1:30
the signs and understands p.m. and between 5 p.m. un-
that many parking spaces til 8 a.m. the following morn-
have unique rules that apply. ing. These spaces are perfect
for those coming to Ybor for a
lunch or dinner visit.


Galore in Ybor


A hidden treasure for
lunch and dinner, free
parking.
The best bargains for park-
ing in Ybor are along Seventh
Avenue where many of the
spaces offer two hours free
parking, seven days a week,
24 hours a day. Locals know
that two hours can turn into
three or four without raising
the ire of the local men and
women on scofflaw parking
patrol. A change of the rules
a couple of years ago opened
up 30 or so prime spaces for
lunchtime traffic; These spac-


6115 N. Armenia
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Parking sign lingo can
make you think that a space
is forbidden fruit when it isn't.
Several spaces are marked
"Reserved Parking 6 p.m.-9
a.m. Hotel Permit Required."
These spaces are up for grabs
to anyone during the day from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. without a
time limit. On the same street


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Seventh Avenue offers the best parking valh
opposite benefit to the average
Ybor patron free nighttime
parking. These spaces are


"Reserved" means free
during the night in Ybor.
there are signs that read "Re-
served Museum Volunteers
Only." These spaces offer the.


iou can use tis space
Sunday through Thursday
and even for a part of the
day, Friday & Saturday.


ue in Tampa.
open for any business from
5 p.m. until 8 a.m. the next
morning.
"Cabs Only" are great spots
Sunday through Thursday.
You can park all day and
night without worry, and most
of Friday and Saturday except
for 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the
next morning.
If all the free spots along
Seventh Avenue are occupied,
you can cruise south of Sixth
Avenue during the day and try
your luck. There is a residen-
tial permit required during
the evening, but between the
early morning hour of 4 a.m.
and 6 p.m., the parking is free
to anyone.
Even if you have to pay,
Ybor rates are a bargain com-
pared to Downtown Tampa
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(Continued from page 6)
or St. Petersburg. Centro Ybor
and Fernando Noriega Park-
ing Garages offer three hour
parking for $1.00 unless
there is a special event. In
that circumstance, the price


This sign is one of a
kind in Ybor, but it still
offers many hours of free
parking.


From Sixth Avenue south,
you can park free,during
the day.
is prominently posted at the
entrance. If you park after
10 p.m. Thursday, Friday or
Saturday, you have to pay the
posted flat rate ranging from
$6.00 to $10.00. Plan your ar-
rival properly and save. The
private lots also offer specials
but read the signs carefully
to make sure you understand
the times and restrictions.
I found private lots offering
$1.00 all day parking from
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Smart con-
sumers can score on valet in


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The City sells some spaces
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Plenty of $1 parking for lunch or dinner.


some cases, so ask about the
details.
The City's flat lots of-
fer some bargains. The ones
along Eighth Avenue are great
to use if visiting. the Fresh
Market, Tropicana, Carmine's
or Sunday's Delicatessen on
Saturday. Those lots are free
from early morning Saturday
until 10 p.m. and all day and
evening Sunday.


Ybor is a great place to visit
and parking can be cheap and
convenient but don't spoil
it by getting a ticket. Read
the signs carefully and don't
break the rules. The city pa-
trols at all hours. Last year's
parking fines city-wide totaled
$2.5 million. Remembering
the rules and looking for a
bargain will keep your money
in your pocket.


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. Day is a free, family-friendly
festival celebrating' the food,
culture and heritage of the
Latin immigrants, who settled
in Ybor City at the turn of the
19th century.' The festivities
will take place Saturday,
February 23, from 11 a.m. to
6 p.m.
Seventh Avenue will be
closed to traffic during the
day. The locations of various
businesses and vendors are
denoted on the map (at right)
and the list below:

1 Krewe of Mambi Float '
2 College Hunks Hauling
Junk
3 Krewe of Mambi/Cuban
Club
4 College Hunks Hauling Junk
5 Church of Scientology
6 Maria Rosa Hot Dogs
7 Blooming Moon Face
Painting
8 Tampa Bay Times
9 Came Chop House
10 Holistic Health Haven
11 Morningside Books
12 TECO Streetcar Line
13 Ybor City Chamber Fiesta
Day Information Table.
14 Centro Asiuriano
15 LEGOLAND
16 The American Victory Ship
17 Bradley's Backyard BBQ
18 Sentry Self Storage.'
19 Verizon
20 Simply Squeezed Old
Fashioned Lemonade
21 Murry's Chicago Deli
22 JJ's Cafe
23 Larmon Furniture
24 Greek Taverna
25 Taco Bus.
26 Gonzales Habano Cigars
27 Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
28 La Segunda Central
Bakery
29 Bernini's & Green Iguana
Bar & Grill
30 Sabor Boricua
31 Ybor City Museum Society
32 AAA Auto Club.
33 Oriental Nursery Farm
34 Leisure Time Ice Cream
35 Smoothin & Shaken
36 Stageworks
37 Girl Scouts of America
38 Tito's Hot Dog
39 Avon
40 Buffalo Wild Wings
41 The Man Cave Cigars
42 Seabreeze-Ybor
43 Maria Rosa Hot Dogs
44 Florida Blue
45 Busch Gardens
46 Italian Olive Spread
47 Carmine's Restaurant &
Bar
48 Organo Gold Coffee
49 Tampa Sweethearts
Cigars
50 Latino Food Truck
51 Columbia Restaurant
52 Ybor City Cigars for
Soldiers
53 Tampa Bay Rowdies
54 La Creperia Caf6
55 Econo Auto Rental

57 Gwennie's Jamaican Jerk
Chicken
58 Al's Finger Licking Good
Bar B Que
59 A2Z Marketing .
60 BB&T
61 Church of Scientology
62 YoBoys Frozen Yogurt
63 Natural Mystik Clothing
64 Game Time
66 Sam's Club
68 Mobadwin


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70 Laughing Crab Catering
72 The Sarong Company
74 Heidi's Variety Store
76 Esmeralda's Boutique
ARTS AND CRAFTS
A Laurie Onifer Hand
Crafted Jewelry
B Love Your Hats
C Mermaid's Tears.
Suncatchers
D Malibu Toes
E Turnip the Beets
F Toby's Treasures
G 7th Son
H Sofia Bonita
I Caroline's Gems & Jewels
J Cork Tree Designs
K Chapman Fine Jewelry
L Edgest Leather
M Falling Leaf Soap
Company
N Jane Moe Jewels
O Para-kord Creations-
P Coastal Beach Glass
Q Thirty-one Gifts
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ene Siudut,


Bells Are Ringing


I have been living in sin for
almost two years.
My girlfriend, Keri, and I
met officially in a chance en-
counter in south Tampa when
she was here on a visit from
Newv Jersey. We had a brief
encounter at her sister's wed-
ding about a year earlier, but
she was spoken for at the time
and I probably didn't make
that great an impression.
I was having a celebratory
cocktail for my birthday when
she walked in with her sister
on a visit to Tampa. Some-
how, she recognized me and
pointed out to her sister that
I was there.
Surprised that I was re-
membered, I went over to join
them at their table and we hit
it off great. In fact, we made
sure to be around .each other
for the duration of her visit
and decided to keep contact
with each other.
And so began the romance
of Gene and Keri. We main-
tained a long-distance rela-
tionship, with flights between
New Jersey and Tampa as of-
ten as possible.
When the distance became
too much to bear, we decided
to move in together, much to
the chagrin of a few people


who will remain nameless. I
think it was her idea to move
down here, but as time has
passed, we've forgotten who is
to blame for her pilgrimage..
So now, coming up on
two years of living together,
it finally hit me what has at-
tracted me to her more than
any other woman I've encoun-
tered.
She's the first woman I've
dated who I haven't found,
anything wrong with. It's not
that she's perfect; I stopped
looking for imperfections,
making her perfect for me.
For so long, I had no prob-
lem realizing all the things I
didn't like about my former
flings.
By no means am I perfect,
but I am already aware of my
issues. It was their issues that
were a problem.
With Keri, by having a rela-
tionship through a phone for.
the better part of two years,
there was nothing to hold
back. We talked about every-
thing and knew each other. I
found someone I was comfort-
able with because I knew she
was comfortable with herself.
The wonderful thing about
not looking for imperfections
is that it becomes much eas-


ier to see what's good about
a person. She's a kind and
giving person and she's put
up with me for a few years
now, which should make her
eligible for sainthood at some
point.
Of course, the drawback is
the thousands of questions
about when our nuptials will
finally happen. I am enough of
a procrastinator that everyone
feels the need to be a bug in
my ear, as if I didn't know the
time was coming.
So, in the same place we
met, at the same table, I asked
Keri to marry me, ring and all.
Perhaps living in sin for all


this time has done something
to my psyche, but being on
bended knee is a place I never
thought I'd be.
Luckily for me, she said
yes, which means continued


smooth sailing from here on
out, right?
Well, even if there are hur-
dles to jump, we did get a free
dessert, so we have that going
for us.


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By Gene Suidut
Ever since the completion
of the Vicente Martinez-Ybor
Cigar Factory in 1888, which
was the largest cigar factory
in the world, Ybor City and
cigars have been perpetually
linked.
The boom of the cigar in-
dustry in the early 20th cen-
tury helped Ybor City become
a bustling community of
shops, restaurants and social
clubs.
Where other immigrant
communities such as the ones
in New York and Philadelphia
became known for their slums
and lower quality of living, the
booming cigar industry al-
lowed Tampa's cigar workers
to make a better life for them-
selves and their families.
Ybor City's residents cre-
ated a standard of living
through their social clubs,
such as the Circulo Cubano,
the Centro Asturiano and the
Italian Club, which gave cra-
dle-to-grave services, making
Ybor a desirable place to raise
a family. The community had
schools, shops, restaurants
and even had paved streets,
which was not the norm in the
early century.
Ybor's factories hand rolled
hundreds of millions of cigars
every year for decades. At its
peak in 1929, Ybor City pro-
duced half-a-billion cigars;
enough to give four cigars to
every man woman and child
in the United States at the'
time.
Not bad for a little en-
clave founded in the Florida
swamps.
The Great Depression,
union strife and the advent of
machine-rolled cigars drove
a spike into the Tampa ci-
gar industry. What was once
the cigar capital of the world
became a shell of itself with
abandoned factories and no
work to be had.
While Tampa's cigar fac-
tories were shuttered, a se-
lect few businesses stayed


2001 N. 22nd St.
Tampa, FL 33605


for all seasons and tastes


in operation, keeping hope
alive that the industry would
bounce back.
Fast forward to the early
'90s and the cigar- industry
was beginning to show life.
Hand rolled cigars were once
again becoming a sign of high
society and the advent of a
new magazine. Cigar Aficio-


how long a person will be in
town for. That can help him
guide a person to a cigar he or
she would smoke right away
or take home for future use.
Moreno says a common
misconception with his cus-,
tomers is that people believe
the color. of a cigar is what
dictates its strength, when in
rgrnw :'


might have a more demanding
palate and may want to start
with a stronger cigar.
Most of the Ybor cigar
shops are driven by local cli-
entele, but all get tourists who
have heard about Ybor's cigar
culture and want to be a part
of it.
Some tourists seem to be a
little more educated than oth-
ers, as Don Barco pointed out
that the most common ques-
tion he gets from tourists is
whether or not they can get a
Cuban cigar.
For the uninitiated, many
.cigar shops will take the time
to inform customers of every-
thing they want to know, so
they can make an educated
purchase.
Orlando Rodriguez Mandu-
ley, owner of Ybor Cigars Plus
wants his customers to have
as good an experience as they
can so that they will return,
only with more knowledge
and a better understanding of
what they want.
"We want to educate our
customers," said Manduley.
With all the new shops be-
ing in competition with each
other, one would think that
there is a bit of a rivalry be-
tween the shops, but it doesn't
appear to be that way.
"If we don't have something
at Long Ash, I'1 send them
to King Corona or Metropoli-
tan, depending on what they
want," said.Moreno. "We try to
work together, to give a better
experience to the Ybor cus-
tomer."
That sentiment seems to
ring true throughout Ybor
City. Don Barco remarked,
"We don't feel competition so
much as we want Ybor to be
known as a great place to buy


a cigar. That's what will keep
us all in business."

Below is a list of the cigar
shops in the heart of Ybor City
and what each has to offer.

King Corona Cigars
Don Barco
1523 East 7th Avenue
813-241-9109
King Corona Cigars was
established in 1998 after
Don Barco, who along with
his wife, Brenda, bought out
Brenda's father's cigar busi-
ness, Tampa Rico and relocat-
ed to Seventh Avenue.
Tampa Rico was housed in
Ybor Square, which was the
location of Vicente Martinez-
Ybor's original cigar factory.
Barco began working for
his father-in-law in 1985 and
when an opportunity came to
acquire a store front on Sev-
enth Avenue, Barco jumped at
the chance.
Now dubbed King Corona,
Barco has established a fol-
lowing all his own, with his
own cigar brand, the Don
Barco.
King Corona offers a smoke
for every palate and has a full
selection of wine, beer and
coffees to delight the senses.
Patrons can enjoy their cigars
inside the spacious area or
sit outside on the large pa-
tio to do some people watch-
ing. King Corona added a full
kitchen, supporting Barco's
belief in evolving as Ybor
evolves. His menu includes
breakfast, appetizers, tapas,
salads and more sandwiches
than you can shake a cigar at.
King Corona also offers
online ordering at www.king-
coronacigars.com
(Continued oh page 11)


nado, helped give the industry
new appeal with its monthly
covers of celebrities smoking
cigars.
With the boom, the rebirth
of Ybor City began to take
shape. Local cigar shops were
once again sprouting up on
the streets and an excitement,
which translated into investor
dollars, came back to the his-
toric district.
Today, with Ybor enjoying
a renaissance period, Ybor's
cigar shops are, doing well,
with new shops sprouting up
quarterly.
With so 'much variety, the
question begs, what kind of
cigar does a person want to
smoke?
That all depends on a few
factors.
According to Alfred More-
no, manager of Long Ash Ci-
gars,. it's important to know


www.tonysyborrestaurant.com


truth, the blend of the tobacco
is the main factor.
Pete Perez, owner of Met-
ropolitan Cigars, agrees. The
first bit of advice he will give
a customer is, "Don't judge a
book by its cover."
Perez will, however, advise
customers new to cigars to
start with a milder cigar, see
how they like it, and move
from there.
Don Barco, owner of King
Corona Cigars, likes a differ-
ent approach. While he agrees
with most of the shop owners
that the pairing of alcoholic
beverages to cigars is more
about preference than any-
thing else, he likes to find out
what types of drinks a person
prefers.
If a person is into light
beers, he might recommend
a lighter cigar, whereas a per-
son who is a scotch drinker


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Tampa Sweethearts Cigar Co.
Arturo Fuente, Jr.
1603 East 6th Avenue
813-247-3880
Arturo 0. Fuente, Jr. has
made Ybor his home base for
Tampa Sweethearts Cigars.
The man who is the descen-


r for a
dant of the most-famous cigar
name in the world, now owns
Tampa Sweethearts, which
opened its doors in 1995.
The company is named af-
ter his grandfather, Arturo
Fuente's, first cigar label in
1912, made here in Ybor City.
He is the only Ybor cigar com-


1I seasons and tastes


pany to operate out of a cigar
worker's casita, changing lo-
cations from his 22nd Street
home in 2012.
Tampa Sweethearts is but
one of the many brands of-
fered by Mr. Fuente. Inside
the casita, he is the only Ybor
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gars for the discriminating music whenever they wish,
smoker who is looking for which makes for an entertain-
hard-to-get cigars or special ing, interactive experience.
offerings no longer being pro-
duced.
He offers Ybor and Fuente
souvenirs, ranging from T-
shirts to cigar-box purses. f
Tampa Sweethearts also
holds events on its premises
once a month, which range
from informative cigar classes
to friendly get-togethers. ',,'
Tampa Sweethearts can ;'
also be ordered online and .
shipped anywhere in the
country by going to www.tam-
pasweethearts.com '
La Herencia De Cuba,
Mario Magan
1817 E. 7th Avenue -
813-248-6186 Master cigar roller
La Herencia deals almost Roberto Ramirez
exclusively in its own brand
of cigars. La Herencia de La Herencia, along with
Cuba was founded by Roberto its fine cigars, offers plenty of
Ramirez, a master cigar roller, drinks to choose from includ-
who was honored as the top ing house-made Mojitos and
cigar roller by the Cuban gov- Sangria. Vistors can sit for a
eminent in 1976. He came to game of dominoes or, if they
the United States in 1992 and are so inclined, can come in
founded La Herencia de Cuba, every Tuesday for dance les-
which represents the culmi- sons in Salsa, Merengue and
nation of his life's work. Bachata.
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guishing feature, however, Lorenzo Gonzalez & Odel-
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A Guide to Ybor on the Cheap


by Gene Suidut
Tampa has no shortage of
fine-dining and upscale eat-
eries, but for those on a bud-
get, the choices tend to thin
out.
Except in Ybor City, that
is.
Ybor City has a plethora
of high-quality deals at inex-
pensive rates that will keep
both your tummy and your
wallet full. Whether it's a
cheap lunch, a few drinks or
a full-course meal, Ybor City
has a deal for even the most-
frugal customer.
Here's a guide to eating
and drinking on the cheap in
the historic district.
The James Joyce Irish Pub
has 2 lb. live Maine Lobsters
for $9.99 every Monday from
5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The Joyce
also has a handful of all-you-
can-eat specials depending
on the day of the week.
The Green Iguana brings
you south of the border with
Taco Tuesdays. Every Tues-
day, 5 p,.m. until 10 p.m.,
the Green Iguana-has $0.99
tacos.
There is soup for you on
two-soup on Tuesdays- at
Sunday Delicatessen, where
any order of a sandwich and
soup will get a second soup
for free.


The James Joyce Irish Pub features two pound lobsters
for $9.99 on Mondays


The Tampa Brewing Com-
pany wants you to soak up
its craft beers on Wednesdays
with ribs for $9.99..
Spaghetti Warehouse, in
Ybor Square, offers Ware-
house Wednesday. For $5.00,
every Wednesday, Spaghetti
Warehouse will give you a
choice of spaghetti with meat
sauce, tomato sauce or Mari-
nara, or its new baked pep-
peroni spaghetti. The special
also includes bread and all-


Iaco luesday is a great deal at Green Iguana


you-can-eat soup or salad.
For the more refined palate,
The Ybor City Wine Bar has
Wednesday-night wine class
for $15.00 where "students"
enjoy up to five pours from
different wine companies, and
sometimes more. These class-
es start at 7 p.m. and reserva-
tions are suggested.
Buffalo Wild Wings pro-
vides its wings at a discount
twice a week, with traditional
wings on Tuesdays and bone-
less wings on Thursdays for
$0.60 each.
Those are just a glimpse
into the-specials on a given
day. There are also many
ways to save money on a daily
basis in Ybor.
For those looking to whet
their whistles on a budget,
Gaspar's Grotto is giving
away the duo of a 9 oz. beer
and a shot of whisky for just
$2.00.
Every day, from open un-
til 7 p.m., Bernini and Came
Chophouse are offering $2.00
Finlandia Vodka drinks in-
cluding Martinis.
Every day, until 6:30 p.m.,
Care also has an early bird
Prime Rib, with soup or salad


One can never go wrong sampling the
$2 martinis at Bernini


and a side for $9.99.
For the late-night snacker,
Buffalo Wild Wings has $3.00
appetizers from 9 p.m. until
close at 11 p.m., every night.
Also getting in on the wing
deals is the Pizzeria and Caf6,
with a $5.00 daily special
that includes five wings, fries
and a soda.
New York New York Pizza
has a daily-lunch special,
with- two slices of pizza and a
drink for $5.00.


The Green Iguana throws its
hat in the ring with 2-for--1 well
drinks every day until 7p.m.
Parking on the cheap is
important, too. It doesn't
get any cheaper than free at
both La Tropicana and the
Columbia Restaurant. The
Columbia and Trop have the
only free private parking on
Seventh Avenue for their cus-
tomers.
With so many deals, you
can't afford not to go to Ybor.


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Odelma Matos displaying
her freshly rolled cigar
Starting when she was 16
years old in Cuba, Matos is an
expert roller who not only rolls
cigars for her own shop, but
supplies other shops cigars
when the need arises. She
taught cigar rolling in Cuba
for 10 years, but came to the
U.S. two-and-a-half years ago
for a better life.
Nearly every cigar offered in
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male Pharaoh) has been hand
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fers all different types of cof-
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nirs to remember the trip.
La Faraona also offers on-
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Ybor Cigars Plus
Orlando Rodriguez Manduley
1725 E. Seventh Avenue
813-516-0259
Orlando Rodriguez Mandu-
ley offers an experience is his
attempt to make Ybor Cigars
Plus as close to being in Cuba
as possible.
From the fresh-made Moji-
tos, masterfully crafted by Al-
berto Huet, to the handmade
cigars that are from Cuban
seed and Dominican grown,
Manduley has an experience
worth staying for.
Ybor Cigars Plus is also the
only cigar shop in Ybor City to
provide live music.


Alberto Huet makes a
fresh Mojito
A large walk-in humidor
greets you as you. enter and
the walls are adorned with
Cuban art and an ample beer
and wine selection is available
for those wanting to enhance
the flavor of their cigars or
just relax after a hard day's
work.
Ybor Cigars Plus holds
special events and appears
at many shows. Customers
wanting to order online can do
so by going to www.yborcigar-
splus.com
Long Ash Cigars
Sandra Cincunegui
1728 East 7th Avenue
813-374-0346


Manager Alfred Moreno
enjoys a sweet-tip cigar
Long Ash Cigars offers a
variety of Nicaraguan, Domin-
ican and Colombian blended
hand rolled cigars along with
most major brands. Immedi-
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with an espresso or enjoy
one of its trademark sweet-
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welcoming environment filled
with local art and music.
Long Ash appears at many
cigar shows and also offers its
cigars online by going to. www.
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Nicahabana Cigars, Inc.
Yordany Ogando and Maira
Ogando
1605 E. 7th Ave.
81 -248-33 0


Two Nicahabana's cigar
rollers finishing their
quota for the day
Nicahabana Cigars offers
hand rolled cigars, produced
daily by its in-house cigar roll-
ers. Co-owner Yordany Ogan-
do has been at the current
location for four months but
has been operating on Sev-
enth Avenue for four years.
Nicahabana has up to
three rollers who produce up
to 150 cigars, each, per day.
Oganda said that his business
is very tourist driven, with two
eye-catching cigar-store Indi-
ans gracing the entrance of
the shop and the rollers who
operate in the front window.
Visitors can also waste the
day away playing dominoes
on one their custom dominoe
tables.
Nicahabana has cafe con
leche and other coffees. It
sells authentic Cuban art,
which graces' its walls and
offers its location for private
events when requested.
Nicahabana also offers mail
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front of the new club, Facto-
ria.
Tabanero Cigars are a
group of 11 employees, in-
cluding eight rollers, who roll
anywhere from 100 to 150 ci-
gars a day, each, with a pro-
duction ranging from 500 to
800 daily.
Tabanero's rollers, all from
Havana, are the only cigar
factory to make all long filler
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some outdoor seating to en-
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Mr. Rivera offers an exclu-
sive selection of hand rolled
cigars and sells cigars indi-
vidually, by the box or by the
bundle.
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his vast array of cigars do the-
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By Gene Siudut
For those familiar with
Ybor City, La Tropicana Cafe
has been-a meeting place of
a wide mixture politicians,
tourists and locals, all wait-'
ing to get their fix of Cuban
toast and cafe con leche in
the mornings and Cuban
sandwiches and black bean
soup for lunch.
For years, La Tropicana
was. the home base of La
Gaceta's Roland Manteiga,
who held court in the back
corner in his famous white
suit. While Roland may be
gone, his memory is alive at
the "Trop" where the back
corner still keeps a table re-
served for him, with a mini


shrine to the man who could
make or break political ca-
reers over lunch.
The table is now used by
his son, Patrick Manteiga,
but he is not the only person
who has an earned a seat.
For almost two decades,
the Tropicana Coffee Club
has met every Tuesday and
Saturday morning to enjoy
each other's company and
share the stories the day.
Started in 1994 by Mr.'
Vince Vespa and his wife, Liliy,
the Tropicana Coffee Club has
grown to a group of over. 20
people who are sure to have
their cafe con leche and gos-
sip about everything from new
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who have been long gone.
There are no membership
dues, other than friendship,
but there is. one rule that
must be strictly adhered to:
NO DOCTORS APPOINT-
MEN'TS ON SATURDAYS!
The group is eager to meet
every Tuesday and Saturday,
but premeditated absences
are frowned upon.
The Tropicana Coffee Club
is made up of Latins and Ital-
ians, but on Saturdays, just
a few tables away, segrega-
tion is alive and well.
The Cracker Table is
made of six "crackers" who
hail from the exotic 'burbs
of Plant City, Temple Terrace
and Dover.
This group of three couples
gets together every Saturday
to chat and laugh. They've
been served by the same wait-
ress, Miss Debbie, for years
and like the Latins a few ta-
bles over, they make sure to
keep their Saturdays free.
The group affectionately
calls themselves the Cracker
Table in contrast to the Lat-
in-dominated Coffee Club.
So the segregation exists,
but there's no ill will. Just
two groups of good friends


The La Tropicana Coffee Club


enjoying each other.
While their heritages are
different, the two groups
have one thing in common...
a love for the lottery.
Strewn across each of
their tables are the remains
of once-promising scratch-off
tickets, which lay in waste.
At the Coffee Club's table,
when asked if the winner of
a scratch-off ticket was re-
sponsible for paying the tab
for the table, should the win-
nings allow, Nelson Maida-


laughed and commented,
"Maybe, but we just don't
win that much."
At the Cracker Table, for-
mer State Representative
Carl Carpenter, who remem-
bered sitting with Roland
Manteiga and getting his
blessing before his election,
also gave a comment as to
whether he would cover the
tab in the event of a lottery
haul.
His answer, a resounding,
"NO!"


Ybor's Economy Still Growing Strong


(Continued from page 2)
key are the brainchild of retired
Air Force General David Scott,
who wanted to create a military-
themed bar that our men and
women in uniform could call a
home away from home. He also
invites Ybor's locals, who oblige
him kindly.
All that eating and drinking
calls for burning some carbs. A
walk down the street to Factoria
for some dancing might do the
trick. This new club offers dif-
ferent music on different nights,
giving something to Latin dance
lovers and Baby Boomers alike.
Factoria pays tribute to the
Ybor cigar industry and is "also
the new home of Tabanero Ci-
gars, whose rollers can be seen


hand crafting cigars and it'sihe
perfect place to grab a smoke
on your way home after a day
of eating, working, drinking and
dancing.
And that's just the new places.
Some other companies have
called Ybor home for quite some
time but have needed to ex-
pand in order to accommodate
their growing needs. These in-
clude the James Joyce Irish
Pub, which was located above
the Green Iguana but has now
moved to larger digs next to
Centennial Park.
Another is Stone Chef Cater-
ing, which needed more space
and took over the large space
left on Seventh Avenue and
20th Street when Tavema Opa


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Not to be forgotten are the
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itself as a taco and tequila joint
and Yo Boys, which will offer
self-serve frozen yogurt.
Ybor City is ever evolv-
ing with new visitors falling in
love with the historic district
every day. New investors and
businessmen see opportunity
in Ybor that stretches beyond
night clubs and night life, turn-
ing time back to the days when
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A stark row of warehouses
that serve as the southern
boundary of Ybor city are re-
turning to life with color and
imagery. The old sheet metal
sides of,the industrial build-
ings w-ill soon become the
largest outdoor original art-
work in Florida.
The Adamo Drive Mural
Project was spearheaded by
retired Air Force General Da-
vid Scott who wanted to. rein-
troduce the historic district to
Tampa. He brought in com-
munity leaders and raised
$20,000 in private donations.
The City of Tampa added
$10,000 to complete the fund-
ing.
The work is about 50 per-
cent finished but it is already
striking in its mass and detail.
Muralist Michael Parker is
the artist but he hopes hun-
dreds will take up a brush
and help paint his vision. The
application of paint to steel
is open for anyone who can
take some direction and won't
fall off the scaffolding. All you
have to do is call his number
813-846-2000 and show up
with a positive attitude. This
volunteerism will make this a
true community project. It al-
ready has drawn support from
Safeway Services, Sherwin
Williams paint, and Empire
Paint and Hardware.
Mr. Parker has designed
the project to have many over-
lapping themes and to address
the past, present and future of
Ybor City and its waves of im-
migrants. Lucky for the artist
his 12,000 square foot can-
vas, as large as three-basket-
ball courts, has ample space
to communicate the complex-
ity of the message.
The deadline has passed on
the hopeful completion of the
mural and its finish could still


be two or more months away.
In order to share a glimpse
of what it will look like, La
Gaceta has been privileged to
pull the veil back for a peek of
the design. Drivers down Ada-
mo Drive can already see two
huge faces of young women
on the buildings. These faces
.speak of current Ybor City na-
tives and immigrants. While
their struggles are different
than the Ybor natives and im-
migrants in the early part of
the 1900s, their journey still
takes drive, compassion, edu-
cation and strength if they are
to succeed.
Also, painted back into life
. is Dr. Frank Adamo. His image
reflects his role as Lt. Colonel
Frank Adamo. Life magazine
called him, "Bataan's medical
hero" in a 1942 edition for his
-experimentation with a new
procedure to treat gangrene.
The treatment worked and he
saved many soldier's limbs
and lives.
Soon after the article was
published, Dr. Adamo was
captured by the Japanese. He
was forced, along with other
US soldiers, on the Bataan
Death March and stayed a
prisoner of war until the war
ended in the Philippines in
1945. Upon his return, he


served this community's med-
ical needs for years until retir-
ing in 1973.
Dr. Adamo's image repre-
sents the heroes of Ybor City.
The immigrants who repaid


*" Victoriano
Manteiga,
founder of La
Gaceta and well
known Lector,
joins the cast
of the Adamo
Mural
America in full and
who give back to
this community ev-
ery day.
Other images
are appearing daily.
The Cigar manufac-
turers will be well
represented, as they
should. Without the
. -- need for cigars, Ybor
City would never
' 'have been built. Of
--- -course it would be
easy to guess that
SYbor's namesake
Don Vicente Marti-
nez-Ybor, would bp
_.... in that group but'
the others we will
.-- help keep secret
. 1 until the mural's
completion.
Other elements
of the art will add to the sto-
ry of the cigar capital of the
world- the lector, labels, no-
table cigar rollers and even
Ybor's famous clock, which


helped regulate the hours of
the work day.
These elements and images
of a long cast of characters in-
clude famous political figures,
historians, entrepreneurs,
civic leaders and restaura-
teurs will help salute the heri-
tage of Ybor City.
A tougher task the artist
hopes the work accomplishes,
is to show our community's
harmony in spite of our diver-
sity and the constant march
to assimilate. One panel of
the mural will take on a more
modern look as it attempts to
speak of America as the great
equalizer of the immigrants
who flocked to the shores, no
longer held completely down
by class, race or religion.
The mural tries to describe
the immigrant experience to
the American experience from
the disembarking of the ship,
to the journey of every fam-
ily today who step towards an
uncertain future. T h e
mural should create a great
discussion when complete. It
incorporates 16 likenesses, a
wide range of races and imag-
es from the area. It balances
between our area's conflicts
and its harmony.
It will certainly add to the
district as it tries to enlighten.


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