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By Ken Jackson Staff W riter A St. Cloud was arrested on Sunday after allegedly touching a teenage girl inappropriately. Osceola County Sheriffs deputies arrested Brian Keith Shaw, 47, and charged him with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of battery. Deputies responded to the Kenansville area in reference to a possible lewd and lascivi ous incident, and spoke with Serving Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Harmony, Narcoossee, BVL 117TH YEAR THURSDAY EDITION 50 CENTS MAY 2, 2013 Osceola Health is included in this edition of the NewsGazette Osceola HealthCounty athletes compete at state track meets. Page A-10Sports The Sheriffs Office sexual offender listings is in this edition of the News-Gazette. We ekend We ather70% chance of rain Celebration killer Murillo, Penney sentenced One high-profile Osceola County convicted felon will spend the rest of his life in prison, while another received 20 years behind bars, probation and psychological scrutiny. See page A-3 Index Local r f nt b b f f f t b ttff tf Sexual offender listAfter more than two years in office, what grade would you give Florida Gov. Rick Scott? A B C D F Vote at www.around osceola.com Results from the April 25 Question of the week: Should former Kissimmee Chamber President and state Rep. Mike Horner, who resigned amid a scandal, have been offered a $5,000 monthly job by Osceola County? for the job. 54.8% politics. 23.4% county 21.5% 0.3% By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Downtown Kissimmee is tired of being ignored. So tired, in fact, that its tearing the four lane road of Broadway into two lanes, possibly putting down brick instead of asphalt and trading some of its traffic lights and parallel parking spaces for roundabouts and front-out angled parking. Its part of the second phase of downtown Kissimmees redevelopment, which began in 2007 with the City Centre and the surrounding side streets repaved with brick. The changes to Broadway as well as repaving side streets from Sproule to Darlington to brick is a continuation of that redevelopment. We want to be the destination, not the easiest place to cut through. Traffic was not stopping, vehicles were not turning off to have lunch or to Broadway to undergo transformationDesigns call to 2-lane downtown road, install brick News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanAn elevated view of Broadway today, a four lane thoroughfare running the length of historic downtown Kissimmee, shows a problem that Kissimmee p lanners are t rying to combat: people using downtown a shortcut, and not a destination. P lans are currently b eing made to eliminate lanes of traffic and reduce the s peed limit on Broadway See Broadway, page A-5 News-Gazette P hoto/ A ndrew S ullivanM oustached 9 -year-old Joshua Cuadro, a student at Partin Settlement E lem entary, heaves back to take a shot with a basketball at one of the m idwaystyled games available for c hildren of all ages at Education In The Park. The annual event, held April 27 at O sceola Heritage Park, serves as a showcase for t he O sceola C ounty school system, with booths set up for each school in the district.Lakeway Publishers of Florida, Inc. and Independent Publications, Inc. today jointly announced the acquisition and sale of Sun Publications of Florida, Inc. Sun Publications has owned and published newspapers and shoppers in central Florida for 10 years. Newspapers or shoppers included in the transaction are the Osceola NewsGazette in Kissimmee, Clermont News L eader Four Corners News Leader, The Triangle News Leader, The Sumter Shopper and the Pasco Shopper. Sun Publications also publishes the Poinciana Pioneer and Harmony Notes, in conj unction w ith the homeowners associations in their respective communities and specializes in off set web printing for numer-Lakeway Publishers, Inc. acquires Sun Publications of Florida Inc. Police newsSt. Cloud man arrested for molestation of teenager See Lakeway, page A-7 See Police, page A-7Shooting with a stache 050213.TNG
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Thursday, May 2, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 By Ken Jackson Staff W riter One high-profile Osceola County convicted felon will spend the rest of his life in prison, while another received 20 years behind bars, probation and psychological scrutiny. On Friday, David-Israel Zenon Murillo, who murdered Celebration resident Matteo Giovanditto during Thanksgiving weekend in 2010, received life in prison for his crime, and David Penney, who fired more than 100 rounds from an AK-47 into an Alabama Avenue duplex in S t. Cloud before turning the gun on a pair of St. Cloud police officers and then himself in November of 2011, was sentenced to two prison terms totaling 20 years followed by 10 years of probation. Ninth Circuit Judicial Court Judge Mark S. Blechman referenced Murillos own testimony that, after initially striking Giovenditto with an axe three times in the back of the head, he went back to ensure the victim was dead then stole and pawned his property. I cant help but think what went through the victims mind during the attack, Blechman said. The evidence shows you were there not for a nights sleep but to steal his world. On a video we both viewed, you said, There is no excuse for what I did. I believe that. What you did was personal. Defense attorney Michael Nielsen cited Murillos short criminal history and a hard upbringing that included stints at foster homes. My client is not a person who had all the chances in the world and threw them all away. In fact, its the opposite, he said. Life without parole, in this case, is just too much. He a lso r ead a statement from Murillos mother, Karen, who could not afford to make the trip from rural Georgia to attend the sentencing. She agreed that murder is not right, but that her son reacted to what happened to him in Giovandittos home. Hes been a good son all his life and deserves a second chance, she said in the statement. I ask for leniency. Assistant State Attorney Bradford Fisher argued that after Murillo hit the victim with the axe, he paused before slamming Giovendittos head onto a tile floor to assure he had killed him instead of fleeing after the initial assault. Nothing short of life in prison is appropriate, Fisher said. Murillo spoke in his own defense, portraying Giovenditto as the monster. He was preying on grown men and little children, it went on for 20 years, he said. This should have never happened that night. I was truthful from the beginning, and Im standing up and taking responsibility, but it disgusts me that Mr. Fisher is fabricating lies about me. The sentencing wa s postponed from February because previously unknown medical records, including a brain scan on Murillo, surfaced prior to the original date. He was convicted of second-degree murder with a weapon on Jan. 25 by a jury of seven women and five men. The case gained international fame as the firstever homicide in the Disney-planned community of Celebration. Murillo, 31, was found guilty of second-degree murder with a weapon in January after a three-day trial at the Osceola County Courthouse. Murillo originally told Osceola County Sheriffs detectives he killed Giovanditto because Murillo suspected Giovanditto had drugged his drink, and thought Giovanditto was making sexual advances toward him like he had the others he referenced in his statement to the judge.Penney and his mistakePenney was sentenced to 15 years for the charge of aggravated battery with a weapon, and five more for aggravated assault, by Judge Jon B. Morgan. The sentences stem from his a ctions the night of Nov. 21, 2011, when he suited up in a tactical vest and fired two AK-47 assault rifles into a home on Alabama Avenue Celebration killer Murillo, Penney sentenced See Sentenced, page A-9 By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff W riter Osceola High School is ahead of the new high school graduation requirements. These requirements, under the K-20 Education law signed by Gov. Rick Scott on April 22, integrates career planning with core high school requirements. Along with accelerate programs that prepare students for college, high schools will also offer technical education programs. The programs give students the option to train in careers that already are in demand in the county, and allows students to graduate with credits toward a license or a completed industry license with their diploma. At Osceola High School, CTE (Careers in Technical Education) programs have been part of the curriculum for years. These program s include CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), engineering and culinary arts, with a medical equipment repair, water treatment and avionics program to be added next year. A student that goes through the certified nursing program could work, but it also sets them up to go on and become, say, a registered nurse or an LPN or something like that. So, you kind of push them in a career path, said Jim DiGiacomo, principal of Osceola High School. A technical center governing board, made up of business leaders and school board members, will be set up in every county. But, technical education training doesnt stop at service, medical or technical-oriented careers. Each county also is required to include a Florida Cyber Security and a Florida Digital Arts Recognition. Established through outside technology companies, contracted by the School District, elementary and middle school students can learn cyber security and desktop programs, which they can choose to focus on in high school. 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Page A4, Editors note: The following two letters are in response to the story freelance writer Lisa DCato wrote in the April 18 Osceola News-Gazette titled, Poinciana residents still not comfortable with incorporation.Story was inaccurateTo the Editor: As President of Poinciana Residents For Smart Change I find your article to be terribly inaccurate. The article labels Poinciana Residents For Smart Change (PINCHOS) as the same group. PRSC hosted the Monday meetings in Poinciana. The Florida League of Voters and the PINCHOS Poinciana Incorporation group were the guest speakers hosted by our organization. If you check www.prfsc.org website you will see we host monthly meetings with a variety of guest speakers, most recently Orlando MetroPlan, Osceola Expressway Authority, Lynx, Polk County Parks and Recreation as well as many others. Having an organization as a guest speaker at a meeting does not imply that the organizations are one in the same. I also take issue with your statement that residents were not aware of the meeting. Advanced notice of the meeting was broadcast by Orlando WFTV Channel 9, published in Lakeland Ledger and multiple community email lists. We sent advance notice to Osceola News-Gazette and Poinciana Pioneer. Notice of the meeting was not published in either the Osceola News-Gazette or Pioneer. Ms. DCato is included in the PRSC email distribution list under her ONG email address so she knew the meeting was going to be held. I cannot explain why the publisher of both the Osceola News-Gazette and Poinciana Pioneer did not make this information available to people like Mr. Sower? Obviously PRSC has no control over what you may choose to write or publish. Plenty of facts were presented at the meeting and with very few exceptions the residents did feel comfortable with the information provided. Every effort was made to answer all the questions that were asked. Your article fails to mention that there was a second such meeting held Monday evening in the same Poinciana Library that was attended by another group of Poinciana residents who again were given every opportunity to have their questions answered. If people left the early meeting feeling facts had not been provided there was opportunity for follow up in the second meeting. K eith Laytham PoincianaWriter was biasedTo the Editor: After attending the morning meeting about the incorporation of Poinciana held at the Poinciana Library and hosted by the PRSC and Pinchos groups and where the main speakers were the Florida League of Cities; I read the article about Poinciana in the News-Gazette April 18, 2013 edition and I can state without a doubt that Ms. DCato, your reporter, was biased and inaccurate and not reflective of what took place in this meeting. Some comments were taken out of context to support one side, such as the questions asked by Ms. Brown, who is very supportive of the incorporation effort. You must see the comments televised by channel 9 WFTV to know that. Due to her close relation to her companion, Mr. Jeff Goldmacher, she was very biased and used your publication to carry out his thoughts and opposition against the incorporation of Poinciana and not those of the Poinciana community. That was a great disservice and a black eye, setting a precedence of bias in your newspaper. I still regard your newspaper as a very respected news organization. Future coverage of these events must be carried out by reporters that do not have a hidden agenda or going to be biased to please a companion. The integrity of you newspaper is at stake. Hector M. Chamorro PoincianaDropping out of raceTo the Editor: To the citizens of Osceola County, I have decided to withdraw from the 2014 district 1 School Board race in the best interest our children and of Mrs. Leah H. Carius. Mrs. Carius is a strong, knowledgeable candidate who would truly represent district 1 and the entire County with pride, honor and respect. Mrs. Carius is a long time resident of Celebration and has an admirable volunteer record with the people of Celebration. I believe she will do a great job for the people and for our children. My decision is based on what I believe to be the best interest of our children and the people of district 1. I have always wanted to run for public office to make a difference, so I can bring new innovative ideas to the table and be a part of the success and growth of the city I serve in. I have a responsibility to make decisions that will help the people, not hurt them. I will run again when the time comes, when the time is right. Right now, we must focus on electing unselfish candidates that put the interests of the citizens above themselves. I have a lot to do and a lot to prepare for, when the time comes for me to run again, I will run with pride. Carmelo E. Garcia Kissimme e Editors NoteSubmit letters to the editor to Osceola News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. If you wish to fax your letter to the newspaper, the number is 407-846-8516. Email letters to Editor Brian McBride at email@example.com. No more than one letter per writer will be published each month. An individual will be allowed to submit one letter of rebuttal if he or an organization he represents is the subject of a letter to the editor. Letters should be no more than 500 words and should include the name, address and daytime phone number of the writer for verification purposes. The News-Gazette will not publish the writers phone number. 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Thursday, May 2, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 By Ken Jackson Staff W riter Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez elevated executive assistant Jennifer Soto to the post of chief deputy clerk/chief of staff on April 8, but waited until an April 19 press conference to announce it, his office said last week through a statement. While this promotion was an important one, Mr. Ramirez waited to announce it given the intense and unwarranted media coverage his administration received on the dismissal of Mary Rosado, an hourly employee, the prior week, spokesperson Marvin Cortner said. Soto reportedly began pulling the $95,000 annual salary, up from the $56,000 she was making as an executive assistant, on April 8. Angela McDaniel, the former administrative assistant, will now become the clerks executive assistant, taking Sotos place at $53,000 annually. As those positions were paying $115,000 and $56,000 to their predecessors, and McDaniels prior position will be eliminated, the result is a savings of $63,000. Ramirez said that these moves are part of a reorganization of the offices upper management, which would be completed within the next month. According to Director of Finance Tiffany Morton, the office is working with the state to acquire a budget adjustment that would enable raises for lower-level employees. eat dinner, said Gail Hamilton, director of the Kissimmee Community Redevelopment Agency. The reconstruction of Broadway has been part of the redevelopment of downtown Kissimmee for the past 10 years. The citys goal is that by narrowing Broadway from four lanes to two and adding roundabouts, it can make downtown Kissimmee a more pedestrian and bikefriendly area, encouraging residents and tourists to frequent the businesses downtown more often. Kristin Spivey, store manager of Quokka Coffee on Broadway, blamed traffic for preventing many small cafes and diners downtown from running the kind of business they would like. All of our outdoor diners, they dont sit out here, they go to the side. Theres so much noise pollution from all the buses, the cars, everything going through downtown, you cant hear yourself talk. Theres exhaust in the air. Its not inviting. Its just too loud, too dangerous. Its like 192, you know, Spivey said. Before making the designs, the CRA did a traffic study in February on the intersection of Main Street, Neptune Road and Broadway, as well as the intersection of Ruby, Church and Stewart streets. Between 5 and 6 p.m., when traffic is the heaviest in downtown, more than 900 cars passed through both intersections. Out of those 900 cars, only three turned to side streets for the shops and restaurants. People that want to come downtown and want to come to your store are going to come no matter what. The traffic that is out there now, people are never going to stop. But, the people that are going to stop may not stop because its so busy, said Sharon Lanier, associate of Laniers Historic Downtown Marketplace on Broadway. Plans call for slowing traffic down from the current speed of 35 mph to 20 mph by adding a 50-foot roundabout at the intersection of Stewart Street and Broadway, replacing the traffic light. The single lanes also will keep traffic moving in one direction, while also providing turning lanes into side streets. One of biggest changes is the addition of front-out angled parking. While working on the design of turning Broadway into a two-laned road, a contractor told the CRA that it would take away 60 parking spaces in the downtown area. With front-out angled parking on Broadway, turning parallel parking spaces to angled parking spaces, the designs would add five spaces to downtown and still have parallel parking spaces on side streets, according to project plans. 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Thursday, May 2, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A7 the 13-year-old victim who said she was walking home from a friends house when Shaw approached her driving a fourwheeler. He reportedly asked if she wanted a ride home and she accepted, Sheriffs Office spokesperson Twis Lizasuain said. Along the way, Shaw stopped the four-wheeler in a wooded area so it could cool down, he stated. While stopped, Shaw touched the victims leg and she immediately told him to stop. Shaw then began touching her breast and groin area and attempted to kiss her. The victim again rejected the advances and, according to the arrest report, he replied that, you probably wont let me pull down your pants. The victim then said she would walk home and tried to disembark the four-wheeler, but Shaw reportedly grabbed her. She pulled free and went home and immediately told her mother who called law enforcement. Deputies made contact with Shaw at his 4755 N. Kenansville Road residence. He confirmed his identity but refused to cooperate with the investigation. Deputies noted possible influence of alcohol on the charging affidavit. Based on the victims statements, Shaw was arrested and booked on $500 bond into the Osceola County Jail, where he remained as of Monday morning. Shaws only other run in with Osceola County law enforcement is a 1992 DUI conviction, for which he pleaded guilty but violated his probation twice, including once, when he reported to the jail with alcohol on his breath.National Take Back Initiative takes in 218 pounds of drugsOn April 27, the Osceola County Sheriffs Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other local law enforcement agencies participated in the sixth National Take Back Initiative. It took in 218 pounds of drugs during the four-hour event at four locations. St. Cloud Police Department received 30 pounds at its location. This one-day effort brought national attention to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than 7 million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administrations National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Since 2011, the Osceola County Sheriffs Offices participation in the program has resulted in 786 pounds of drugs. The program was completely anonymous and free of charge. Citizens who had unwanted prescription drugs could drop them off at three sites in Osceola County.Offender arrested for sex with minorA Kissimmee registered sex offender was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious battery after having sex with a minor, Osceola County Sheriffs Office officials said. Oscar Javier Zaldana, 24, of 253 Taylor Lane, Kissimmee, was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery. The investigation began on April 14, when deputies took a report regarding possible lewd and lascivious battery. Deputies spoke with the 15-year-old victim who said that she recently had consensual sex with Zaldana. Zaldana is a convicted sex offender and is prohibited from having contact with minors. Detectives brought Zaldana in for questioning and he told them he met the victim in February. She told him she was 19 years old and they had consensual sex on many occasions. When he found out she was 15-years old, he ended the relationship and he denied her allegations of recently have sex. Z aldana is a registered sex offender and was convicted of the same crime in 2009. PoliceContinued from Page A-1 ous customers throughout the region. Lakeway Publishers, Inc. publishes newspapers, magazines, and specialty publications in Tennessee, Missouri and Virginia. R. 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Thursday, May 2, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A9 Most havent had merit raises in four or five years, she said. Ramirez named Soto, his son Johns girlfriend, to the post that had been open since Ramirez fired Arthur Beau Osborne less than two months after taking office. Similar to an April 11 press conference about bringing Soto on as an assistant, Ramirez said the hiring does not violate any nepotism laws. I did not violate any state statutes, he said then, and reiterated last week that Soto is someone who he trusts and comes highly qualified. Soto said her role in the clerks office would be to oversee the workflow of each department, working with its various directors, enhance courthouse operations and to keep a constant flow of information to Ramirez. Ramirez said she had assumed most of Osborne s previous duties in the two months since he was released and showed the acumen needed to hold the position. I didnt have to go far to find a replacement, Ramirez said. She has excellent credentials, and the directors get along with her. But most importantly, I trust her. My staff recommended her (to move from executive assistant to chief). Had they not, I wouldnt have elevated her. According to her resume, Soto holds an associates degree in paralegal studies from Interboro Institute, a technical school in New York City. She spent seven years as a paralegal maintaining the dayto-day operations of a legal office up there before coming to Florida to work as a financial aid administrator and director for Fortis College, an online institution, and Florida Technical College, located at the Osceola Square Mall, prior to coming to work for Ramirezs office in January. planning will start in middle school. Students, starting from sixth grade, will take an online career planning course that emphasizes research in careers as well as assist students in planning the kind of classes that they can take in high school to get to that career. This is to encourage students to set goals beyond high school graduation, and help them to enter high school with a plan on how to reach those goals. Tests also will be online, with FCAT making way for PARK testing, which ranks students on a national level. Instead of scoring students against state standards, PARK uses Commo n Core Assessment standards. Core Assessment uses national test averages and scores students across states against those standards, much like SAT and ACT college entrance tests. In the future, FCAT also may be taken away as the test for students to pass to the next grade level. End of Course Examinations, which will count for 30 percent of the students grade and cover the expected skills to learn in that class, have not yet been decided by the Osceola County School Board if they will weigh as much as FCAT currently does. Unlike FCAT or PARK, each county, giving students in each county a different grading standard, will determine these tests. As all tests will be moved online, the School District also will figure out how to conduct these tests. Currently, schools media centers are used for online testing, but it also closes the space for other students and teachers to use. The Osceola School Board will be building online testing centers in schools, along with providing enough adequate technology and funds for the extra computers needed. The career education program and changes in student testing are expected to take place in the next year. End of Course Examinations are already put into some high school classes, and will be in all classes also by next year. in St. Cloud at 2 a.m. and injured two St. Cloud Police officers who responded to the shooting. Officer Clinton Wise, a three-year veteran, was shot in the foot after returning fire, and Spencer Endsley, then just two weeks into the job, suffered injuries to his face, eye and arms as glass shattered when Penney opened fire on the officers cruiser. The sentences were the by-product of a plea bargain; Assistant State Attorney Sarah Freeman dropped the charges with mandatory prison time, including the possibility of two life sentences under Floridas 10-20-Life statute dealing with crimes committed with a firearm. Some two-dozen SCPD officers were on hand for the sentencing and showed more relief of closure than they did at the outcome. That included Police Chief Pete Gauntlett, who, like Wise, was asked to describe the shooting scene prior to sentencing. In my 32 years in law enforcement Ive seen many things but this scene was by far the worst I ever witnessed, Gauntlett said. I was startled by the amount of carnage wrought on our com munity, three blocks of shell casings and a shot-up police cruiser. Wise told of a scene where, in near total darkness, he feared for his partners life. He tried to defend himself and return fire despite the pain of the wound to his foot, and hoped that Morgan would look upon a monster I saw the night of Nov. 20, 2011. During the hearing, the defense brought expert witnesses who testified to Penneys autistic state and how his Asperger Syndrome made him fit into society. Psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Danzinger said the ability for him to appreciate his actions the night in question are impaired, and Penney will have no capacity to safely process the prison environment. Penney took the opportunity to plead his own case, apologizing profusely and saying the only person he intended to harm that night was himself. I can assure you I will never make a mistake like that again, he said. In the end, Judge Morgan said he couldnt dispute the facts, and that Penney knew right from wrong. I cant imagine a much more horrible crime. He planned this out, to end his life in a blaze of glory, the judge said. 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Page A10, By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola County athletes will be among the favorites to win state championships in several events at the Class 3A (Friday) and Class 4A (Saturday) state track meets at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. At the 4A-1 regional at Flagler Palm Coast last week, Gateways Amber Jackson won championships in the long jump (18-9.5) and triple jump (38-0.3) and is a favorite in both events at the Class 4A state meet. Shes broken the school records in the long jump and in the triple jump and she has a great chance to win at state, Panthers Coach Cliff Branch said. At the 3A-2 regional at Tampa Leto last week, Libertys boys (50), the 3A-5 district champions, were third behind Steinbrenner (59) and Jefferson (55). St. Cloud (38) was fifth, Celebration (24) was 10 th and Osceola (8) was 23 rd at the 38-team event. Osceolas girls (36) tied for fourth behind Evans (54), Hillsborough (48) and Belleview (41). Liberty (29) was ninth, Harmony (15) was 19 th and St. Cloud (8) was 23 rd Liberty had an individual regional champion with Josh Wilson (23-4) in the long jump. The Chargers 4x100 (41.88) outran rival St. Cloud (42.19) for the regional championship. Wilson, Kyle Sharman, Justin Winkler and Devarius Turner ran for the Chargers. St. Clouds runners were Eric Pfeifer, Jordan Reus, Jovane Parkinson and Travon Williams. Celebration has two potential state champs with high jumper Jhonny Victor (6-8) and pole vaulter David Akins (15-0), who both won at the regional meet against many of the states best jumpers. Jhonny went right to 7 feet from 6-8 and was pretty close, Celebration Coach Joel Fox said. Davids cleared 15-6 in practice and is pretty close to 16. Both are feeling pretty good right now and I think were clicking at the right time. St. Clouds Ian McKenzie (51-4) won the shot put and Travon Williams (14.29) swept the high and low (38.54) hurdles titles to put themselves on gold medal alert at Jacksonville Friday. Bulldogs Coach Kevin Harkema said both athletes have an opportunity to earn a spot on the medal stand at the state meet. Ian has a chance to score, and Im very excited about Travon. If he holds it together he could give it a good run, Harkema said. The 4x100 also has a great shot of scoring. Osceola dominated the girls 100 hurdles as Deara Thom as (14.71) won the regional championship with Vallerie Norgaisse (14.85) and Charlie Muzeka (15.20) taking second and third. Norgaisse (44.95) won the 300 hurdles title and will be one of the favorites in that event on Friday. Coach Eric Pinellas, who helped sprinter Tynia Gaither collect six gold medals in the sprints before she graduated two years ago, thinks his hurdlers will collect a few medals Friday. We should go 6-7 in the 100, and Vallerie can get fourth in the 300, he said. Libertys Kadijah Brown qualified second in the long jump (18-3) and triple jump (37-2), and fourth (5-4) in the high jump for the Lady Chargers. Libertys boys 4x800 (8:11.43) was fourth with Tyler Haase, Richard Eyiangho, Kevin Johnson and Rogelio Araiza. Markel Brown (45-3) was third in the triple jump and Osceolas Akiel Hamilton (4410) was fourth. Liberty Coach Robert Pauley thinks Kadijah Brown and Wilson have great opportunities to win long jump championships Friday. Kadijah can do something no other athlete at Liberty has done and that is place in three events at state, Pauley said. Josh set the school record in the long jump and he will have his hands full, but this is his second straight year he has made it to the championships. He knows what he needs to do this year. Markel is looking better than his 8th-place finish (last year) in the triple jump. Pauley said assistant coach Mickey Smith has worked with the jumpers, and he credits his assistants for the teams strength this season. Our 4x100 has a great shot to finish in the top five. All four men are improving and it should be a great race, Pauley said. This is the most athletes weve ever had go to a state meet. This is a great accomplishment, and the great news is that most of the men are coming back next year. Two Harmony girls earned spots at the Class 3A meet. Kendall Pollock (110-1) was third in the discus and Christina Moody (57.01) was fourth in the 400 meters. Gateways girls (24) were 12 th behind Lake Mary (96) in the 4A-1 regional standings. The 4x400 team of Queneicesha Scott-Torres, Tricia Davis, Daja Clayton and Saquoia Grant set the school record at 4:03.64, and Davis was seventh at 100 meters. No Poinciana athletes placed (top eight) at the Class 2A state meet Saturday in Jacksonville. The 4x100 relay was 14th. 6 schools represented at Class 3A, 4A events Photo/Special to the News-Gazette Follow us on Twitte r County athletes run for the gold State track meets Above, Libertys Joshua Wilson won the Class 3A-2 regional long jump championship at Tampa last week. Below, Osceola hurdlers, from left, Charlie Muzeka, Vallerie Norgaisse and Deara Thomas took the top three spots in the 100 hurdles at the regional meet. All qualified for the Class 3A state meet Friday at Jacksonville.News-Gazette Photo/Donald Lamb By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Bri Bamm-Bamm Kimura lived up to her nickname Tuesday, ripping a two-run home run to right center field to propel Harmony past Osceola, 3-1, in a 7A-2 regional semifinal softball game at Longhorn field. Harmony, 25-3, hosts Lake Region, an 8-0 winner over Plant City, in the regional final at 7 p.m. Friday with the chance to go to the Class 7A state tournament at Vero Beach next week. The Thunder, 21-8, was the District 7 runner-up to Bartow. Thats been the goal these girls set from the first day of practice, Longhorns Coach Jeff Fiorelli said. Kimuras fourth-inning homer off Osceola starter Kenya Pereira scored pitcher LeLe Ocasio, who led off the inning by going all the way to third base on an infield error. I was just trying to pull the ball and get LeLe in, Kimura said. It was a fastball. I was expecting it, because with LeLe at third I thought theyd throw something hard. Kimura almost didnt have the chance to swing away. I was going to bunt her, Fiorelli said. But, then, I thought that shed be able to get a fly ball to the outfield and that it wouldnt have to be deep to score LeLe. Osceola never recovered from the stunning turnaround in the fourth inning that erased a 1-0 OHS lead. Momentum is so important, and when she (Ocasio) reached third the way she did, that changed everything just like that, Osceola Coach George Coffey, in a wheelchair after having surgery on his foot Friday, said. Osceola took the lead in the second inning when Jessica Callahans bloop single over first scored Chantal Crockett, who had walked. But, a potential big inning was quelled when a Kowgirls runner was thrown out at third with one out after Noemi Chavez singled. One inning later, with runners on second and third and one out, a Kowgirls runner did not tag at third when Haisette Escuderos line drive to deep center field was snared by Harmony outfielder Lauren Harris, costing OHS a run and a potential 2-0 lead. When you have two quality teams, the one who makes the least number of mistakes usually wins, Coffey said. We made a couple of base running mistakes that hurt. We had an opportunity maybe to put it out of reach. Coach Fiorelli said Harris has saved several games with her glove this season. Thats not the first time shes done that. We always say, if you dont do it with the bat, then do it with defense, and that was Lauren. Shes no doubt the backbone of our outfield, he said. Ocasio, 16-2 with a 0.47 ERA, is the backbone of the Longhorns pitching staff with an arsenal of pitches that includes a fastball that is often clocked in the high 60s. Sometimes struggling early in the game, Ocasio, as she usually does, kept getting better. She struck out nine and walked one, giving up just four hits. She sat down the final seven batters she faced. I was a little frustrated when Strawberry (Osceolas Callahan) got that hit. But, you just keep working at it and it ended up being a good game, she said. The Longhorns got an insurance run in the sixth when Kimura singled and scored on Maddie Nichols infield single. Harmony was the state runner up in 2011, and six seniors played at that state tournament. They want to return. It would give us a chance to finish what we set out to Harmony third baseman Jodi Nestle tags out Osceola base runner Jessica Callahan in the second inning of their regional semifinal softball game at Longhorns field Tuesday. Harmony won, 3-1, and will host Lake Region in the regional finals Friday.News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Bamm Bamm powers Longhorns past OHS in softball regional semisSee Softball, page A-11
Thursday, May 2, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A11 A-11 Panthers edge Horns for flag titleSoftballContinued from page A-10 By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette In a game defined by big plays, Dr. Phillips made a few more than Harmony, taking a thrilling 20-19 decision over the Longhorns in the second round play-in game of the flag football playoffs Tuesday at Longhorns field. The loss ended Harmonys season at 10-1, while Dr. Phillips, 14-2, advanced to the quarterfinals. This one will hurt for a long time, Longhorns Coach Paul Strauch said. With the team we have and with the state tournament being held in our back yard (at Osceola High Friday), this was a great opportunity for us that slipped away. Until late in the game it looked like the Longhorns would be the team celebrating. Trailing 14-13 in the fourth quarter, Horns quarterback Sage Leffew directed a nine-play, 67-yard touchdown drive to give Harmony a 19-14 lead. Leffew ran for 38 yards and passed 13 more in the drive that ended on her 3-yard run. The drive was aided by a 15-yard personal foul penalty. With just under two minutes remaining in the game, Leffew appeared to put the game on ice with an interception that she returned 12 yards to the Panthers 17-yard line. But on second down, Leffew was intercepted by Hannah Schaible near the Harmony goal line. Schaible covered 45 yards on two quick passes to Diamond Alfred before ripping off a 28-yard run to the Harmony 10. One play later, Schaible found Shannon Knight over the middle for a touchdown. All season long, I emphasized the importance of communication on the field, Strauch said. And tonight, I did a lousy job of communicating. Obviously, I wanted to run the ball four times and cause them to use their timeouts. I didnt get that message across and thats on me. Still, it may not have made a difference. The Panthers covered the 77 yards on just four plays. I dont think it was a letdown or over-confidence on our part in their final drive, he said. They just made some big plays. On the big run, their quarterback (Schaible) just decided she didnt want her season to end. Hats off to them, they made a few more plays than we did, Strauch added. The game started well for Harmony as it grabbed a 7-0 lead on its first possession, with Leffew hitting Rebekah Fitzpatrick on an 18-yard scoring strike on third down. After each team recorded a pair of defensive stops, Dr. Phillips knotted the score on Schaibles 6-yard scoring strike to Nicole Deisseroth. The Longhorns regaine d the lead on Leffews 12-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone to Fitzpatrick right before half and Harmony took a 13-6 lead into intermission. Schaible led the Panthers on an 8-play, 57-yard touchdown drive. The Panther signal caller ran 15 yards for the touchdown to give Dr. Phillips a 14-13 lead. Dr. Phillips looked ready to take control of the game at that point. Schaible intercepted Leffew and returned it to the Harmony 20-yard line. One play later, Stormy Justesen intercepted Schaible to stop the drive and set up Harmonys go-ahead score. Schaible completed 22 of 39 passes for 227 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. She also ran the ball five times for 51 yards and another score. Leffew was equally impressive, completing 16 of 27 for 169 yards and two scores. She ran 11 times for 76 yards and another score. We have a lot of talent coming back for next season, Strauch added. But right now, this one is going to sting for a while. The Lady Longhorns beat Timber Creek, 6-0, in the opening round Saturday as Lauren Bishop passed to Julia Ingler for the only score. Rebekah Fitzpatrick had an interception. Timber Creek was a good team. We made a couple of mistakes, but played tough with two goal line stands, Strauch said. do, Kimura said. Our seniors have played together almost non-stop since Little League. We got a sample of what it was like to be there two years ago. Now, we want to win it. George Coffey, who saw his team finish one of the programs best seasons at 25-4, said Osceolas seniors became the first group to win more than 80 games and have four consecutive 20-win seasons. Im so proud of our seniors, and our entire team, for what theyve accomplished, Coffey said. Harmony is an outstanding team. Coach Fiorelli has them working together and getting the most out of a very talented group of young ladies. They deserve to go to the state tournament. I hope they do. They deserve to win it. Ill be cheering for them every step of the way. 040413.TNG ASTHMA, ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY P.A. 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Thursday, May 2, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A13 Bulldogs, Horns in 7A-6 baseball title game today A-13 Sports briefs By Rick Pedone Sports Editor County rivals meet again when St. Cloud travels to Osceola for a 7A-2 regional quarterfinal baseball game today at 7 p.m. Harmony, 17-7, hosts Lake Minneola, 17-6, today, also at 7 p.m., in another regional quarterfinal. Jake Grenus threw a onehitter for Osceola during the 5-0 victory that clinched the 7A-5 district championship for the Kowboys, 20-5, at Gateway High Friday. Frank Toro and Bud Weismore each had a pair of dou bles for the Kowboys, who won their second straight district title. Coach Scott Birchler was encouraged by the perfor mance of his underclassmen. Grenus and Weismore are sophomores, and Toro is a freshman. Jake came out and threw a heck of a game. We got some hits early, and we got most of our run production from our 8-9 hitters (Weismore and Toro), Birchler said. Were feeling pretty pleased with the youth in the program after seeing the way those guys responded to championship pressure. In the semifinals, most of our production came from the middle of the order, so its great to see the whole lineup contributing. St. Cloud, 14-13, is the 7A-6 district runner-up after losing a 7-6 decision to Harmony last Thursday. Coach Mike McDaniel said his team is looking forward to a rematch with Osceola. The Kowboys won the regular-sea son meeting, 12-1. Were going to have fun with this. It should be one for the ages, McDaniel said. McDaniel said he is confident that either of his two starters, senior Abel Del Valle, who earned a scholarship to Bethune-Cookman University, or freshman Casey Coleman, can handle the job against OHS. Well probably start Abel, he said. Birchler said his team doesnt expect to win as easily today as it did the first time. St. Cloud is a different team than we saw before, and Osceola is a different team, Birchler said. Its going to be a good one. Harmony will send Omar Villamon to the mound as the team attempts to win its first regional playoff game. Last year, the Longhorns lost against Liberty, 3-1, in the regionals. Lake Minneola likely will start Blake Crowell, who blanked Gateway, 1-0, in the district semifinals last week. Thats what Im thinking, Harmony Coach Mike Fields said. They are well coached and have some athletes. We will have to get a great game from Omar on the mound to give us a chance. The Longhorns fought back from a 4-0 deficit in the dis trict championship game at St. Cloud. The kids never quit. Omar and the rest of the crew played well, Fields said. The winners today advance to the regional semifinal round Tuesday. Harmony will host if it wins. PJ Musselman went 8-for-9 with five RBIs at districts. Harmonys Omar Villamon takes a swing during a regular season game at the Mike Fields baseball complex. Vil lamon will pitch todays 7A-2 regional quarterfinal game against Lake Minneola at Harmony.News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanBulldog Hall of FameThe 2013 St. Cloud High Athletic Boosters will add three more members to its Hall of Fame at the induction ceremony Friday at 7 p.m. at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. Coach Tom Greer, who led St. Cloud to its deepest football playoff run in 1980, and athletes Kerry King and Carmon Prince, will be inducted. The Hall of Fame weekend also includes a golf tournament Saturday at 8 a.m. Call Athletic Director Mike Hague (407-891-3100, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pete Glasscock (407-9480714, peteglasscock@gmail. com) for more information. Links to Lessons PlansThe From the Links to Lesson Plans golf tourna ment benefits the Speaking of History teachers aid program. It is scheduled for May 11 at 8 a.m. at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. To register, visit speak ingofhistory.org, or call Royal St. Cloud Golf Links at 407891-7010. 032113.TNG SCHOOL OF NURSINGGo for it. They are. Start Your NURSING Education Today!REGISTRATION UnderwayCALL US NOW! Classes Starting Soon* Financial Assistance Options available to those who qualify! *Want to be an...LPN ?Join our PRACTICAL NURSING program today! Practical Nursing LPN-RN Fast TrackAS Degree in Nursing FAST-TRACK optionsLPN (Practical Nursing) program in just 1 year*LPN RN Bridge Assoc. in Nursing Degree program in 1 year*RN Generic Assoc. in Nursing Degree program in just 1 yr. 9 months* ASK US about our MORNING EVENING WEEKEND Class Schedules* *Limited seating and very competitive must satisfy and pass the State Board exam requirements for LPN or RN potential licensure; Timeframe and class times vary per individual programs and sessions...please, contact our Admissions Ofce for more details concerning course requirements and schedules. 407-434-0008 3465 W. Vine Street Kissimmee(off Dyer Blvd. by the SunTrust Bank) www.MedLifeInstitute.com Join our ASSOCIATE DEGREE in NURSING program today!*Want to be an...RN ? MED-LIFE INSTITUTE 041813.TNG Lead Sponsors 041813.TNG
The inspiration for a great taco can be found in many places from farmers markets to food trucks to upscale restaurants. All across the country, chefs and home cooks alike are reinventing the taco with global flavors a nd fresh ingredients. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo and summertime celebrations, the Betty Crocker Kitchens partnered with Old El Paso to create five tacos with a twist. We were inspired by the creative tacos weve been seeing, and wanted to bring these global influences home with some simple ideas for fresh taco-andmargarita p airings, says Jennifer Kalinowski, Food Content Strategy, Betty Crocker Kitchens. All suggestions feature the five elements that make an awesome taco experience: a shell + hot filling + cold topping + sauce + finishing touch such as a fresh garnish. Take this formula and customize and experiment tacos are the ultimate fun, casual food. This summer and beyond, enjoy a global taste experience at home with these taco and margarita ideas: Tex-Mex inspired Create your own puffy taco shell, widely served at restaurants. The makeat-home secret: flour tortillas transformed into puffy shells. Chipotle Chicken Puffy Tacos: Puffy taco shells stuffed with pulled rotisserie chicken in chipotle sauce, topped with fresh guacamole, salsa and favorite toppings like lettuce, tomato and queso fresco. Citrus Margarita with Smoky Chile Salt: A triple citrus (orange, lemon, lime) margarita with a smoky chile salt rim. Chile salt is hand mixed with fine sea salt, a ncho a nd chipotle chile powders. Mexican inspired This fun mash-up of flaSection C REAL ESTATE IN OSCEOLA & SURROUNDING COUNTIES www.aroundosceola.com May 2, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS Pages C4 C6 LEGALS Page C7 rates, says Bob Wa lters, chief economist f or Quicken L oans. Even though the econom y is showing some improvement, it s far from stable , W alters says. 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Borr owers can thank the Federal Reserve and the still-weak labor market fo r the low In almost all cases the rate is based on a lock-in period of 30 to 60 days Borr owers should review how the rates are calculated and inquire about additional closing costs such as appraisal fees and title searches NA means rate quotes not available on sur v ey date Ra tes are based on a loan amount of $165,000 to $417,000 with a 20 pe rc ent down payment. Bank of America 800-432-1000 3.375 0.00 0.75 60 3.498 2.625 0.00 0.38 60 2.790 SunTrust Bank 800-273-7827 4.490 1.00 0.01 60 4.603 3.750 1.00 0.05 60 3.951 STUFF FINDER HOME FINDER AUTO FINDER INSIDE TODAYS HOMEFINDERCLASSIFIEDSCLASSIFIEDS JOB FINDER (BPT) The past few years have not been kind to lawns and gardens across the country. The summer of 2012 brought severe drought to much of the Midwest and a good portion of the country continues to experience drought conditions. Homeowners have two choices in dealing with drought: try to water enough to keep grass and plants alive and looking good, or implement long-term changes to make yards more resistant to extremely dry and hot spells. Fighting drought can be timeconsuming and expensive. With forecasters and scientists predicting warming temperatures and more extreme weather events as the new normal, theres plenty of evidence to suggest that droughts could become more common and severe in the future. Making some changes to your a pproach to l andscaping can keep you from worrying about your water bill and the well-being of your lawn when the weather isnt quite cooperating. Here are four ways to droughtproof your yard: Choose your plants wisely. You may want to choose plants solely based on aesthetics, but picking plants that thrive with less water is the key to keep your yard looking good no matter the conditions. Talk with the experts at your garden center about which types of plants make the most sense for your climate, and which ones might be a little more droughtresistant than others. Go easy on the grass. For some its hard to imagine a picturesque yard without a lush and expansive yard. But the truth is, a green lawn usually requires a lot of water to maintain. The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that every square foot of natural grass replaced with less water-dependent alternatives saves 55 gallons of water per year. If you dont want to part ways with your lawn in favor of natural landscaping thats more water-friendly, you have another option: synthetic turf. Any sports fan would know that synthetic turf has come a long way over the years, and now looks more natural than ever. Companies like Synthetic Turf International(STI) specialize in providing synthetic turf for residential and commercial uses that looks and performs like natural grass that could save 99,000 gallons of water each year for an average lawn of 1,800 square feet. The SoftLawn product from STI requires virtually zero maintenance, can be easily maintained with a leaf blower and is made from 100 percent biodegradable or recyclable materials. Considering the average homeowner spends 150 hours a year maintaining his lawn, you can save a lot of time and money by going synthetic. Examples of synthetic lawns can be found at www.syntheticturf.com. Add mulch. Covering the soil around your plants with a l ayer of m ulch or compost can help improve water retention, inhibit growth of water-hungry weeds and cool soil temperatures to keep your plants comfortable when temperatures rise. Natural mulches break down and are absorbed into your soil, which means theres little maintenance besides adding a new layer when appropriate. Make your water work harder for you. No matter what you do to drought-proof your lawn, youll likely still have to do some watering. Drip irrigation systems can make your water go further by applying it directly to the root of plants. If youre watering by hand, water in the morning when temperatures are cool, and apply water to the soil rather than directly to the plants. Installing a rain barrel is a great way to put the water that runs off your house to good use and you can use that water even if watering restrictions are in effect. If youre tired of maintaining your yard when the mercury soars and the rain stays away, it might be time to adjust your planting strategy this spring to make your yard naturally resilient. Most drought resistant improvements are good for the environment too, allowing you to feel good while you also save yourself time, money and effort. Cinco My OH! Cooking ideas for a Mexican feast BrandpointFor some its hard to imagine a picturesque yard without a lush and expansive lawn. But the truth is, a green lawn usually requires a lot of water to maintain. If youre tired of maintaining your yard when the mercury soars and the rain stays away, it might be time to adjust your planting strategy H OMEFINDER H OMEFINDERGet ready for dry times with grass alternatives Photo/BrandpointJust in time for Cinco de Mayo, a different twist on the taco and margarita. vors plays on the wildly popular fish taco, paired with a hibiscusinfused margarita. Beer Battered Fish Tacos: Crispy taco shells filled with Mexican beer battered fish, topped with shredded red cabbage, chimichurri aioli and fresh jalapenos. Hibiscus Lime Margarita: Homemade hibiscus syrup adds bright flavor and vibrant color to a fresh lime margarita. Thai inspired Grilled, fresh a nd light, this taco features the unexpected flavor of green apple, matched with a margarita thats lighter on calories but packed with flavor. Coconut Curry Chicken Tacos: Grilled tortillas filled with coconut curry chicken, green apple and Thai basil, topped with mango chile sauce and crunchy peanuts. Mango Thai Basil Margarita: A mango margarita infused with the flavors of lime and Thai basil. Vietnamese inspired Try this combination of fresh flavors that takes its cues from the popular Banh Mi sandwich. Banh Mi Pork Tacos: Spicy, honey-glazed pork wrapped in warm tortillas, topped with carrot daikon slaw, Sriracha mayo and fresh toppings like jalapenos, cilantro and cucumber slices. Cucumber Cilantro Margarita: Muddled cucumber and cilantro add fresh flavor to a lime margarita. Middle Eastern inspired This gluten-free, vegetarian taco highlights spicy harissa and sweet potatoes, along with a skinny margarita. Harissa Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos (Gluten Free): Warm corn tortillas filled with harissa roasted sweet potatoes, topped with herbed feta, Greek yogurt and crunchy quinoa. Honey Lemon Margarita (Gluten Free): A fresh, light and lemony margarita sweetened with a touch of honey. For more recipes and summer food and entertaining ideas, visit www.bettycrocker.com/cinco.
Page C2, Q: The house I just bought has a wooden deck in the back that has turned gray over the years. Its otherwise structurally sound. My question is, should I seal the deck against further water damage, or just stain it to the color I want and not worry about sealing it? -Judy H., Waycross, Ga. A: Its really up to you. Just staining the deck will give you the color you want, although in high-traffic areas the stain could wear away quickly. Many deck companies recommend using a combination stain/sealer product, which is basically a sealer with pigment added. The advantage of this, they say, is the sealer provides additional protection against water and weather damage, while the stain helps reduce fading from UV rays. Sealers should last at least a year, with some lasting up to three years. You have a choice of either water-based or oil-based sealer; many professionals recommend oil-based products, which last longer. Since youve just purchased the house and might not know when the deck was last maintained, consider having a professional deck contractor inspect it. Find out if there are any hidden issues, whether the deck needs maintenance prior to staining or sealing it. The deck will likely need to be cleaned and may need to be sanded and pressure-washed prior to sealing or staining. Once youve inspected and cleaned the deck, you can apply a stain or sealer (or both). If you decide to stain, pick a few sample colors that are a few shades darker or lighter than the shade you want. This is because different types or different conditions of deck wood can cause the color of the stain to appear different from the swatch color. Test each sample in an inconspicuous place and pick the best color for your wood. Apply the stain or sealer on a dry day when the temperature is above 50 degrees F. Dont apply it in direct sunlight. 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