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By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Kissimmee resident Ron McDonald, 61, has bought his groceries from the Winn-Dixie on East Vine Street for 10 years. The U.S. Army veteran said he likes the supermarkets weekly deals and its convenient hours. Thats why McDonald was surprised and saddened to hear that the store will be one of 94 Winn-Dixie locations to close its doors by the end of next month. Publix is actually closer to where I live now, but I still go to this store, McDonald said as he stood near a sign reading, Store Closing, Everything Must Go. It always seems to be busy, which is why I was surprised to hear it was closing. News of the closures came on March 15, when By Rachel Christian Staff Writer A somber mood loomed over Poinciana High School as faculty and sta prepped for a campus-wide active shooter drill on March 14. Classrooms across campus went dark during the code red emergency scenario as teachers turned out the lights, locked the doors and gathered students away from windows. It denitely wasnt like any other school drill, said Poinciana High journalism teacher Jim Ellis. It was impossible not to think about why we were doing this. Active shooter drills are now happening at schools across Osceola County. At Poinciana, training on how to respond to these random acts of violence occurred exactly one month after a mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida claimed 17 lives. Poinciana faculty and sta were taught a mnemonic device similar to the stop, drop and roll slogan during training last week. Educators were told to avoid, deny and defend in case of an active shooter. After avoiding the area where the shooting is occurring, instructors should deny access to their classrooms by barricading doors and windows with heavy objects. Faculty present at the training heard the frantic 911 call of a Columbine librarian as the operator repeatedly asked the employee if she could bar access to doors. Less than ve minutes later, the Columbine shooters gained access to the library, killing several students and injuring almost a dozen more. Finally, if a shooter were to gain access to a room, faculty members were told to defend. Instead of playing dead or hiding, teachers who are confronted with an armed suspect should actively seek to disarm him by whatever means possible. It was all kind of unnerving to think about, Ellis said of the raining he received. On March 9, Gov. Rick Scott signed a major gun and school safety bill that will funnel approximately $400 million to mental health programs and school hardening measures. School hardening can include defenses such as bulletproof glass, security cameras, fencing, metal detectors and more. The most controversial part of the legislation is the new Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, named in memory of the assistant football coach at the school who died protecting students from gunre. It creates a new $67 million program for county sheriffs to train school personnel to neutralize an active school shooter. But many sheriffs, including Russ Gibson of Osceola County, have said they dont plan to implement such a program at the local level. Im dead set against it, said Gibson at a March 5 County Commission meeting. Arming teachers is the wrong thing to do, and I will not do that as the sheri of Osceola County. Instead, Gibson proposed launching a program where Art with LEGO bricks.L eu Gardens exhibit will run through April 22.Page 11.Homeless center draws massive crowd By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Over 30 people spoke for more than 75 minutes on a single issue during a packed Monday night Osceola County Commission meeting. e issue was homelessness. Pastors spoke alongside state representatives; veterans lent their voice beside college students; nonprot and community leaders stood behind the same microphone as Osceola County residents grappling with the issue rst hand. Specifically, speakers voiced support for a proposed one-stop community crisis center that would provide assistance to homeless families and the working poor in Osceola County. State legislator John Cortes (D-Kissimmee) took to the dais and implored the commission to take action. Im tired of doing nothing, and I would like to see something done, said Cortes, fresh from Tallahassee and the 2018 legislative session, which ended March 10. We havent been doing anything constructive, and we need to be constructive. Im here to work with you, not against you. Active shooter drills begin in Osceola County schoolsWinn-Dixie in Kissimmee 1 of 94 stores to closeGoing greenNEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCK Local residents Michael Kearns and his mother, Daneen, celebrate St. Patricks Day at Celebration Town Tavern in Celebration on Saturday. INSIDE ONG Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. 50 CENTS WWW.AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Thursday, March 22, 2018The Guide 1Teacher charged with child neglect.Four-year-old boy found wandering outside alone.2 3 Man found guilty of attacking mailman.Kissimmee male punched carrier in the face aer failing to get a package. Spring Fling, egg hunt set. e event will be held Saturday in Poinciana. AROUND TOWN LOG ONFollow us at https:// www.facebook.com/ osceolanewsgazette FOLLOWFollow us on Osceola News-Gazette@ OsceolaNews TOP STORIESLOCAL KPD honors exceptional employees, residents at ceremony. Page 2.SPORTS Weightliers go for state meet berths Friday. Page 7.PHOTO GALLERY Celebration art and wine stroll. Page 24.Serving Osceola County for 127 Years WHERE TO FIND ITViewpoint ................4 Daily Planner ........15 Classieds ..............19 Legals ......................21 Brainfood ...............23 WE BACK THE BLUE See Drills, Page 3. See Winn-Dixie Page 3. See Homeless, Page 3. NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKA customer walks into the Winn-Dixie supermarket on East Vine Street in Kissimmee that will close next month.NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKValerie Allen, a veteran who founded a volunteer-based nonprofit organization called Veteran Connection, addresses the Osceola County Commission on Monday.
Page 2 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 22, 2018 Monday Saturday 8:30am-9:00pm Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm TROPICAL FORD 032218.TNGPhotos for Illustration Purposes Only2018 FORD ECOSPORTNew 407-851-38009900 S. Orange Blossom Trail tropicalford.com Come in & test drive a new EcoSport today!JUST ARRIVED!! In Beautiful South Orlando! (407) 870-1561info@WindsorAtCelebration.comWindsor at Celebration Discovery Center715 Bloom Street, Suite 140 in Downtown CelebrationWindsorAtCelebration.com AL Facility #: Pending Thoroughly modern senior living with imagination & innovation. OPENING SPRING 2018PREMIUM VIEWS going fast! JUST IMAGINE! 020818.TNG The Kissimmee Police Department recognized its ocer of the year and other employees for exceptional service during 2017 at the annual awards ceremony on March 14. Each year the Kissimmee Police Department takes the time to honor those employees who have gone above and beyond their duties to make the city of Kissimmee a safer place to live, work and visit. The department held its meritorious awards ceremony at the Kissimmee Civic Center. e following awards were presented: Det. Justin Lunsford Cpl. Charles Hess Eva Alayon Agent Josue Naranjo Additional awards and citations were given to employees for life saving efforts, distinguished service, community service and educational achievements. An award of excellence was presented to residents for the time they spent aer the fatal shooting of Kissimmees two officers, guarding their memorial e retiree of the quarter was recognized as well, retired from KPD in 1996, aer serving the Kissimmee community for 30 years.Kissimmee police recognize employees for exceptional service PHOTO/KISSIMMEE POLICE DEPARTMENTKissimmee Police Chief Jeff ODell, center, presented awards to residents, from left, John Robson and Ron Kolin, for the time they spent after the fatal shooting of Kissimmees two officers, guarding their memorial site on Palmway Street. Poinciana teacher charged with child neglect By Brian McBride Editor A Poinciana elementary teacher was arrested and charged with child neglect wandering outside alone, crying and asking for help. from Laurel Elementary in Poinciana. The arrest of followed an investigation after her found wondering alone outside of her home on Village Way in Davenport responded to the apartment complex where Dolce 6:49 a.m., due to the child crying outside, asking for help, and wearing only a Dolce returned home at the apartment complex at about 7:51 a.m., and she told deputies that she le the house just before seven to help a friend whose car broke down. During a search of the home, deputies discovered marijuana in a grinding device on the kitchen counter. A search through her cell phone revealed a text message sent to her at 2:32 a.m. that morning that gave an address in the Jan Phyl Village area of Winter Haven, and a text from Dolces phone at 3:21 a.m. that said, Im here, according to the report. Aer confronting Dolce about her text messages, See Teacher, Page 5. Take the rst step towards understanding your joint pain as local orthopaedic surgeon answers your questions and discusses: Arthritis of the Hip and Knee Surgical & Non-Surgical Joint Pain Treatment Options New Technologies in Hip and Knee Replacement | rfntr b frffb bBreakfast will be provided.Individual results vary. Not all patients will have the same post-operative recovery and activity level. See your orthopaedic surgeon to discuss your potential benets and risks. GSNPS-PE-31bb bTo register call fb (1-888-787-9537) or visit 032218.TNG
Thursday, March 22, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 3 DRILLSContinued from Page 1 vetted individuals would serve as the eyes and ears of certified security resources officers (SROs) on school campuses. Currently, there are SROs at every middle school and high school in Osceola County. Elementary schools share SROs. Dana Schafer, public information ocer for the School District, said school board ocials are working with law enforcement to implement an SRO at every elementary school and two at every high school. HOMELESSContinued from Page 1 Where it started County Commissioner Peggy Choudhry spearheaded the issue and the idea for the facility last summer. Choudhry has described her vision as a place where families and individuals can receive housing placement, emergency assistance, meals and case management services. The centralized location would make it easy for nonprofits to collaborate care and track individuals who receive assistance, according to the commissioner. Choudhry largely based her concept on other private-public partnership models already in place across the country. She estimated that a $850,000 to $1 million investment from the county could launch the crisis center. Choudhry, elected to office in 2016, said the funds are available in the county budget. She also argues that taxpayers are already paying for the communitys homeless population through higher hospitalization and incarceration rates. Choudhrys crisis center concept has failed to gain support from most of her peers on the County Commission. e board approved a study on the center in August, but at the next meeting, Commissioner Brandon Arrington said the study should be placed on hold. Since then, Choudhry has held public workshops, town hall meetings and expanded her reach on social media to gauge public interest and recruit supporters for the crisis center. Her eorts culminated Monday night, as one speaker aer another voiced support for the idea. A lack of affordable housing Discussions kicked off with a presentation by Shelley Lauten, chief executive officer of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. The Orlando-based regional nonprofit organization stressed the importance of a housing rst model, which places people in longterm housing as quickly as possible and works to x the underlying causes of homelessness. Lauten said affordable housing must become a priority in order to achieve this goal. Housing rst does not work without housing, she said. We cannot stabilize people without homes if we dont have homes to stabilize them into. Lauten provided statistics from a 2018 study conducted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition which listed the Orlando Metropolitan Area as having the least amount of low-income housing in the nation, second only to the Los Angeles area. So, what were Lautens recommendations to the Osceola County Commission? Create more housing options for residents making $35,000 a year or less, and provide wrap around services to those struggling with housing related issues. Citizens voice support for center Other agenda items were briey heard by the board before over an hour of public comment regarding the crisis center began. Other local leaders, including Kissimmee City Commissioner Wanda Rentas, voiced bi-partisan support for a one-stop resource center. There is a lot of money that I often complain the county wastes. You have betterment grants start spending it where we need it, Rentas said. Im for this center because its needed. If you were born with a silver spoon, many of us here were not. Nonprofit and religious leaders spoke of working poor families stuck in poverty traps along U.S. Highway 192. The groups, which included Grays House of Hope, Housing For All, the Show Up For Homelessness Ministry and others, described the wide range of resources they offer. Each focused on the advantages of a central location where groups could coordinate eorts. We dont want a handout, we dont feel entitled. We just want a hand up, said Valerie Allen, a veteran who founded a volunteer-based nonprofit organization called Veteran Connection. If you want to say thanks for your service, help end homelessness for veterans. Mirium Martinez, pastor of the Rock Church in Kissimmee, oered to host the one-stop center pilot program on the churchs 20-acre property off U.S. Highway 192. Some of the most moving public comments were provided by those who encountered homelessness rst hand. Its very hard living out on the streets, in the woods, said Maggie Malone, a homeless resident suering from a vision disability. If Osceola County would help those who need it, especially the blind and homeless, I think this one stop center would help. A deaf man used an interrupter to describe the diculties hes faced getting help and nding resources. Two other men thanked an area nonprofit for oering free haircuts and showers on U.S. Highway 192 earlier that aernoon. My hair was down to here, and I got that Puerto Rican hair, it gets thick, you know what I mean? homeless resident Anthony Rivera told commissioners as he pointed to his freshly cut hair. We need a shelter in this town. If youve never been homeless, youve never slept on concrete, then you dont know what its like. Criminal defense attorney paralegal Jeanette Martinez shared her story of homelessness. Ive been homeless before, so I know what these people are going through, she said. If I lose my job, I would be in that same position again. Once the public comments ended, Choudhry thanked her supporters for turning out. I look at the crowd and the people on the streets, and I think the big deal is us, us as humans, trying to help one another, she said. Choudhry asked the commission to think of the center as a community investment, much like the $100 million investment the county made to the development of NeoCity. Commission Chairman Fred Hawkins Jr. was absent from Mondays meeting, prompting Choudhry to postpone a vote on the onestop center until May. Choudhry said she wants to meet with supporters next month to re-group and outline plans that incorporate the Rock Church property into pilot program designs. Choudhry Kissimmee man found guilty of assaulting mail carrierA federal jury on Wednesday found a Kissimmee man guilty of attacking a mail carrier. Francisco Javier Barbot Cabassa, 28, was found guilty of forcibly assaulting a mail carrier while the carrier was engaged in the performance of his ocial duties, resulting in physical contact with the mail. According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Barbot Cabassa approached the mail carrier, while he was distributing mail, and demanded that the carrier give him a package. e mail carrier requested that Barbot Cabassa provide identification, but Barbot Cabassa refused. So, the carrier then informed Barbot Cabassa that he would need to go to the post oce and provide identication to obtain the package. Barbot Cabassa then punched the mail carrier in the face and ultimately took the package.WINN-DIXIEContinued from Page 1 Winn-Dixies parent company, Southeastern Grocer, announced it was ling for bankruptcy. According to a statement, the company chose to voluntarily implement a court-supervised, prepackaged restructuring agreement in order to reduce the chains debt. We have not taken these steps without careful planning and consideration, said Anthony Hucker, president and chief executive officer of Southeastern Grocer, in the statement. As part of this restructuring, we have made the dicult but necessary decision to close 94 underperforming stores. Southeasterns group of grocery brands, which also includes Harveys and BI-LO, have struggled in recent years as fierce competition from chains like Publix, Wal-Mart and even online services from Amazon threaten to push the Southern grocer out of the market. Two leaders have overseen the company in the last three years, and the latest restructuring efforts will mark the Southeasterns third bankruptcy ling since 2005 each of which included store closures and layos. Two Winn-Dixie stores in Ocala and two others in Orlando also are set to close. e Winn-Dixie on Vine Street has been a staple of Kissimmee for over 30 years. Everything-mustgo discounts have already begun at the store, which is set to close on or before April 30. Joe Caldwell, a representative from Southeasterns media department, said he didnt have an exact number of associates who work at the Vine Street Winn-Dixie, but stated in an email that the company will do its best to place as many associates as possible into other roles at nearby stores. ree Winn-Dixie stores will remain open in Osceola County, with locations at 7840 W. U.S. Highway 192 in Kissimmee, 3320 Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud and 4855 U.S. Highway 192 in St. Cloud. Spring Fest, egg hunt set for Saturday By Lisa Concepcion Poinciana Writer Spring Fest and Easter Egg Hunt 2018 will be held on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., at Vance Harmon Park, 50 Country Club Drive. This day of family fun features bounce houses, food trucks and a helicopter egg drop. Look for appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. This is also the unveiling of phase two of Vance Harmon Park. e playgrounds offer state of the art equipment that will keep the kids happy and safe. 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Page 4 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 22, 2018 Sun Publications of Florida cannot be held responsible for advertising claims. We reserve the right to refuse or discontinue any advertising, and to edit editorial content. All materials in these publications are copyrighted. Publisher will not be liable for any errors in advertising to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error, and accepts responsibility only for an error in the rst weeks issue. Of all the promises candidate Donald Trump made during the 2016 presidential campaign, none will be more dicult to fulll than cutting the size and cost of the federal government. ats because Congress, which must decide whether to keep a federal agency, has the nal word in such matters and spending, especially spending in ones home state or district, is what keeps so many of them in oce. Who doubts that self-preservation is the primary objective of most members of Congress? Ronald Reagan made similar promises about reducing the size of the bloated federal government, but was unable to fulll them because of congressional intransigence. Perhaps his most notable failure was attempting to eliminate the Department of Education, an unnecessary Cabinet-level agency created by Jimmy Carter, reportedly as the fulllment of a campaign promise to the National Education Association (NEA), the largest labor union in the United States, which backed him in the 1976 and 1980 elections. This pithy statement by Reagan got to the heart of the issue: No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life well ever see on this earth! President Trump has asked every federal agency to submit a reorganization plan to the White House. Some programs, like the U.S. Geological Surveys (USGS) Biological Survey Unit (BSU), are decades old. e BSU was established in 1885, and among its tasks is the preservation of the whooping crane. Last I checked those birds seemed to be doing OK, but why is this, along with so many other things, a responsibility of the federal government? Reorganization of these outmoded and unnecessary programs and agencies should not be the goal. Elimination should be the goal. Unless they are killed o, the risk of their return is likely. Whats needed is a strategy that shames Congress, which sometimes seems beyond shame, for misspending the peoples money. What will help in that shaming is for the president to establish an independent commission made up of retired Republicans, Democrats and average citizens. This commission would conduct a top-to-bottom audit of the federal government and present its ndings to Congress, while simultaneously releasing them to the public, which would then apply pressure on Congress to adopt them. The commission would be modeled aer the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) of the s, which eliminated military bases that were no longer needed for the defense of the country. Some members of Congress complained about BRAC, but in the end they could not justify maintaining the bases. e president might want to start with some of these ridiculous programs recently highlighted by omas A. Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, a private, nonpartisan, nonprot organization whose mission it is to eliminate waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in government. Without authorization, notes Schatz, the feds spent $19.6 million annually on the International Fund for Ireland. Sounds like a noble cause, but the money went for projects like pony-trekking centers and golf videos. Congressional budget-cutters spared the $440,000 spent annually to have attendants push buttons on the fully automated Capitol Hill elevators used by representatives and senators. Last year, the National Endowment for the Humanities spent $4.2 million to conduct a nebulous National Conversation on Pluralism and Identity. Obviously, talk radio wasnt considered good enough. e Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency channeled some $11 million to psychics who might provide special insights about various foreign threats. is was the disappointing Stargate program. e list goes on and on. Go to cagw. org, read all about it and remember its our money paying for these boondoggles (denition: a project funded by the federal government out of political favoritism that is of no real value to the community or the nation) that helps keep our free-spending career politicians in oce where they get benets the rest of us can only dream about. Yes, entitlements are the main drivers of debt and they, too, need reform. But starting with programs most people would nd outrageous and worthy of elimination is a good way to build condence and make the tackling of entitlements more palatable. 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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that Public Hearings will be held by the Osceola County Planning Commission beginning at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as practical, on April 5, 2018, and by the Board of County Commissioners beginning at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as practical, on April 9, 2018, in the Osceola County Administration Building, Commission Chambers, 4th Floor, 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida, 34741 to consider the following: 1. Adoption of Ordinance # 2018-20 for ZMA18-0002: An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida, changing the zoning designation from Planned Development (PD) to Employment Commercial (EC), on certain real property generally located on the northeast corner of the intersection of East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and Partin Settlement Road and comprised of approximately 28.32 acres, more Carlos Gomez, Esq., Vice President of Legal Affairs (Applicant) and St. Cloud Commercial Properties, LLC (Owner) Commission District: 4 Community Development, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 1100, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays except holidays. Written comments may be submitted to the Community Development Department at the above address. For questions regarding these requests please contact the Osceola County Community Development Department at 407-742-0200; fax number at 407-742-0206 or email at email@example.com Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to these items. Any person requiring special accommodations at the public meeting because of a 742-2100, at 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, prior to the meeting. Complete details of all Board of County Commissioners meetings are posted at http://www.osceola.org/about-osceola-county/county-meetings/ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that Public Hearings will be held by the Osceola County Planning Commission beginning at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as practical, on April 5, 2018 and by the Board of County Commissioners beginning at 1 :30 P.M or as soon thereafter as practical, on April 9 2018 in the Osceola County Administration Building, Commission Chambers, 4th Floor, 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida, 34741 to consider the following: 1. A doption of Ordinance # 2018 20 for ZMA180002: An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida, changing the zoning designation from Planned Development (PD) to Employment Commercial (EC), on certain real property generally located on the northeast corner of the intersection of East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and Partin Settlement Road and comprised of approximately 28.32 acres, more or less; Amending the official zoning map; Providing for cor rection of scrivener's errors; Providing for severability; Providing for conflict; and, Providing for an effective date. Juan Carlos Gomez, Esq., Vice President of Legal Affairs (Applicant) and St. Cloud Commercial Properties, LLC (Owner) Commission District: 4 Materials relating to the above may be examined in the offices of the Osceola County Community Development, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 1100, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays except holidays. Written comments may be submitted to the Community Development Department at the above address. For questions regarding these requests please contact the Osceola County Community Development Department at 407 7420200; fax number at 4077420206 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to these items. Any person requiring special accommodations at the public meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board 407 7422100, at 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, prior to the meeting. Compl ete details of all Board of County Commissioners meetings are posted at http://www.osceola.org/about osceola county/county meetings/ 032218.TNG
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She said that she and Dre returned to her home, had consensual sex, and she took him back to Winter Haven. Dolce was charged with child neglect and possession of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Polk County Jail. She has no prior criminal history. e Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) was contacted, and the child was removed from the home, and Dolces custody. POINCIANAContinued from Page 3 ready for that rst pitch or first touchdown. Coming this summer you will be able to enjoy music and entertainment on the stage of the amphitheater with Concerts in the Park and in April there will be Movies under the Stars. Families can bring their blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the evening together. Enjoy Spring Fest and the future activities in store at the new and improved Vance Harmon Park. Poinciana Medical Center, 325 Cypress Parkway, is hosting their annual Spring Health Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. is free event is open to the public. e Health Fair will feature community physicians, information about health resources in the community, free health screenings, a healthy meal demonstration and an on-site Zumba class. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour a variety of first responder vehicles, including a medical helicopter. Grown-ups in Poinciana get to play Bingo every Friday night, 6:30 p.m. at the Poinciana Community Center. Spring Break Family Bingo (ages 5 and up) happens on ursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. is free night of family fun starts at 6:30 in the Poinciana Community Center, 445 Marigold Ave. Swamp Girl Adventures, a Kissimmee wildlife preservation nonprofit organization, is holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Sunday, March 25, at Poincianas Disney Wilderness Preserve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One of the greatest dangers to Floridas wildlife is exotic pets brought to Florida and released into the wild. Without any natural enemies, these exotic pets can grow and multiply to become environmental hazards to Floridas ecosystem. On this day only, these exotic pets can be turned in to the Swamp Girl Adventures experienced team to relocate them to a safe environment where they cannot do damage to Floridas wildlife. It you, your friends or neighbors have such pets, take advantage of this onetime event to nd your pets a new safe home where they cannot do damage to Floridas ecosystem. Bring them to Disney Wilderness Preserve on that day and do the right thing for your pets. The Disney Wilderness Preserve is located at 2700 Scrub Jay Trail (off Old Pleasant Hill Road).
Page 6 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 22, 2018 OSCEOLA COUNTY HISTORYAs you walk down the streets of downtown Kissimmee, listen closely. Can you hear the echoes of the past? The splashing of the steamboat paddle on the lake? The bellowing of cattle passing through town? The shrill whistle of a train? While the sights and sounds of downtown Kissimmee have evolved over the years, one thing in particular remains the same: Makinson Hardware. e story of the countys oldest family-run business began around the same time the City of Kissimmee was founded. In fact, the Makinson family were an important component to the development of the area in the late 1800s. It all began in 1883 when William Burroughs Makinson came to Kissimmee from Maryland, first by steamboat and then by train. At that time, Kissimmee was the end of the line for the railroad. One year later, in 1884, W.B. partnered with his friend, J.M. Katz, to establish Makinson & Katz. The original structure was located at what is now known as Darlington Avenue and Pleasant Street. e partnership dissolved in 1900, and Katz opened up a clothing store on Broadway. Later that year, the original two-story Makinson & Katz building burned to the ground. W.B. relocated Makinson Hardware to its present location at 308 Broadway Avenue. On top of running a successful hardware store, W.B. was known to trade with early pioneers and the Seminole Indians. Early trappers and Seminoles would arrive on Lake Tohopekaliga looking to trade alligator, bobcat, raccoon, panther, otter and other animal hides. W.B. also traveled the Kissimmee River, bartering his goods for fish. He would then ship these hides and sh up north to be sold. W.B. was also made sure the local cattlemens needs were met. After hearing about a breed of cattle from India that would fare well in the areas climate, he loaned money to cattlemen who were willing to take the risk of introducing the breed, the Brahman, to Kissimmee. In 1899, W. B. Makinson married Maude Murphy. Maude was the only child of Judge T. M. Murphy, one of the rst judges of Osceola County. W.B. and Maudes wedding ceremony was the rst to take place at the First Presbyterian Church, which was actually still under construction at the time. Their descendants have certainly le their mark on Kissimmee as well. From City Commissioners and a mayor, to educators and attorneys, W.B. would be truly proud of his legacy. In recent years, downtown Kissimmee has received a shot of revitalization with new additions such as City Center and the Lakefront Park. However, aer 135 years, Kissimmee still boasts the oldest operational retail hardware store in the state of Florida. So the next time youre in need something for your DIY project, run on down to Makinson Hardware and see this Kissimmee icon for yourself. ank you to our friends at the Osceola County Historical Society for providing the editorial content and photos to bring this section to you. Family Matters: the history of Makinson CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED DEALS! WITH 2 YEARS OF FREE OIL CHANGES032218.TNG2017 FORD EDGE TITANIUM$26,997STOCK#T8518 LEATHER & LOADED 2015 FORD ESCAPE SE STOCK#8515 NAV, PANO ROOF, LEATHER$19,997Monday Saturday 8:30am-9:00pm Sunday 11:00am-6:00pmSee dealer for details. Price does not include tax, tag & dealer fee. 407-851-38009900 S. Orange Blossom Trailtropicalford.com In Beautiful South Orlando! 012518.TNG Motorcyclist killed in head-on crashA motorcyclist was killed in Osceola County on Tuesday aer he hit a SUV in a head-on crash. e driver of the 1983 Yamaha motorcycle was heading eastbound on State Road 60 near Mae Bass Road at about 6:05 a.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. For an unknown reason, the motorcyclist traveled into the westbound lanes where he struck a 2017 Honda SUV, driven by Amanda Mahe, of Odessa, in a head-on crash. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on scene. He was not identified by FHP because his family had not yet been notified. Mahe suffered minor injuries. e crash remains under investigation. Kissimmee man killed in U.S. Highway 192 crash A Kissimmee man was killed in an Osceola County crash on Saturday after attempting to make a U-turn on U.S. Highway 192. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Angel Feliciano, 41, was driving a 1999 Saturn vehicle westbound on U.S. 192 near Target Boulevard at about 2:15 a.m. For an unknown reason, he tried to make an illegal U-turn through the grass median and into the direct path of a 2001 Chevy Tahoe driven by Michael Figueroa, 36, of Kissimmee. The front of the Tahoe struck the right side of the Saturn. Feliciano was pronounced dead on scene. Figueroa suered minor injuries. e crash remains under investigation.For an unknown reason, the motorcyclist traveled into the westbound lanes where he struck a 2017 Honda SUV in a headon crash.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 7 CONTACT KEN JACKSON OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE SPORTS EDITOR EMAIL KJACKSON@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM 2 at the lineNeptune girls win free throw titles. Page 9. REGIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING MEET Sports Editor Isaac Tayes, who pitches and catches for Liberty High, has become the cornerstone of the Chargers baseball program. is fall, he will become part of Cornerstone. Tayes, who projects to be a catcher at the collegiate level, has signed a scholarship to play at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich., an NAIA school that recruited him online. I visited and had a tryout in August, and they oered me a grant on site, said Tayes. The school has great facilities and has a Christian aspect, I have family up there, and I know its going to be chilly early in the season. e Golden Eagles play in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. 6-2, 190-pound righthander who can also play third base and bats third for the Chargers this season, has been the big piece in the Liberty lineup for three years, pre-dating current coach Chris Arago, who is in his second season with the Chargers. As a catcher hes a big target, and hes been working on his blocking technique, Arago said. Hes got a good arm and a good bat, were working on taking pitches the other way right now. But hes just a great kid and has a good family, and it helps he has a decorated brother (Zach Tayes, former Charger) whos shown him the way. Isaac Tayes said Cornerstones coaches told him they liked his bat, size and frame. Right now Im working on my mechanics, and trying to improve all the aspects of my game. Having this taken care of is denitely a weight o my shoulders. Tayes said he plans to major in sports medicine, with an eye on becoming a physical therapist so he can keep other athletes in the game.Poinciana tabs Phillip Prior to take over Eagles football programClass 2A berths on the line Friday; St. Cloud defends OBC title, Osceola rallies to take runner-up spot Sports Editor Poincianas new football coach knows he has a rebuilding job on his hands, but thinks the prospects for the future should inspire some excitement going into the spring. Phillip Prior, a former offensive coordinator at Chiles and Leon High schools in Tallahassee, was named the new lead Eagle last week by school ocials. Prior, 32, replaces Ken Knapczyk, who won three games from 2015-17 and stepped down aer a 1-9 mark. Prior said he sees himself as a coach and man whos comfortable with rebuilding a program from the ground up. I spent six years at Chiles. Before I got there theyd never had a winning record, and during my time we made the playos, he said. So Im comfortable with rebuilding a program, and thats why Poinciana was of interest to me. It was a great turnout, and I walked out of there convinced theres tremendous potential, good facilities and great kids and administration, he said. ose kids are hungry for success, and the community is, too. Poinciana hasnt been to the playoffs since 2000, also the Eagles last winning season. Taking a program from the foundation is about See Lifters, Page 8.NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/ROB HERBERTOsceolas Dion Bergan, shown here winning the District 2A-11 heavyweight weightlifting title, also won the OBC title in the top weight class last week. If he wins the Region 6 title Friday at St. Cloud, or is among the 12 at-large lifters in the state, hell earn a return trip to the Class 2A state meet April 7 in Panama City Beach. Bergan was ninth at heavyweight at state in 2017. SUBMITTED PHOTOLiberty Highs Isaac Tayes signs a scholarship with Cornerstone (Mich.) University as his coaches look on: from left, instructor John Madden, Zach Tayes, his brother, hitting coach Juan Ortega and Chargers head coach Chris Arago. Sports Editor Of the 60 or so weightlifters who have qualied for Fridays Region 3 meet in hopes of taking a spot at the Class 2A state meet in Panama City Beach, many took the chance to warm up and get a li in at the Orange Belt Conference meet Friday at the St. Cloud gym, which will also host regionals. For the most part the results mirrored those at the District 2A-11 meet the previous week; for instance, the host Bulldogs claimed both the district and OBC team titles, and nine of 10 district weight class champions are also conference champs. But, thanks to taking the top two spots at 154 pounds and heavyweight, Osceola (61 points) nipped Harmony (60) for second place, reversing the spots from districts behind St. Cloud (72). Poinciana (19), Celebration (5), Liberty (2) and Gateway (0) followed. Osceolas Quavon Brown, who tied for the lead at 154 with a 475-pound total of bench press and clean and jerk but lost to Harmonys Markus Sowles on body weight, hit a 210-pound clean aer missing on his rst two at 205 to hit 480 and go 1-2 with teammate Bernie Velez (235-240). Sowles was third (235-230). OHS Coach Brad Lennox seemed a bit taken back when told the Kowboys nished second. Our kids were amazing, they did better than they did last week, he said. For the second straight week, the Bulldogs won a team title with its depth despite claiming just two of 10 conference champions: Ricardo Hernandez (505 total, up 10 from districts) at 169 and Johnny Fritz (510) at 183. St. Cloud was third or better in seven of the 10 weight classes. I moved one guy up and had a kid step in and get points, St. Cloud Coach Cory Aun said. I think every single one of our guys (close enough 19 out of 20) got points (top six). ey just busted their butts. This was all tactics, everything was scripted. Other lifters made decisions that hurt them and I told our guys to stay with what we planned. Coach Lipperts guys See Prior, Page 8. SUBMITTED PHOTOPhillip Prior comes from Tallahassee to take over the Eagles football program, becoming head coach of a team that hasnt been to the playoffs since 2000. I think every single one of our guys got points. They just busted their butts. This was all tactics. Everything was scripted. CORY AUN
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Thursday, March 22, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 9 SPORTS Sign up today for News Now at www.aroundosceola.com! NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that Public Hearings will be held by the Osceola County Planning Commission beginning at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as practical, on April 5, 2018, and by the Board of County Commissioners beginning at 5:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as practical, on April 16, 2018, in the Osceola County Administration Building, Commission Chambers, 4th Floor, 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida, 34741 to consider the following: 1. Approval of PD18-00009: Approval to amend and restate the Westside Planned Development (PD17-00014) to remove Parcel I and account for the reduction to the development program. The project consists of approximately 16.62 acres and is generally located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Westside Boulevard and Florence Villas Grove Road, approximately 6 miles southeast of Lake Davenport. AMT USA Corp (Owner) Osceola County Community Development (Applicant) Commission District: 1 2. Adoption of Ordinance #2018-24 for ZMA17-0069: An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida, changing the zoning designation from Planned Development (PD) to Commercial Tourist (CT), on certain real property generally located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Westside Boulevard, and Florence Villas Grove Road, approximately 6 miles southeast of Lake Davenport, and comprised Providing for an effective date. AMT USA Corp (Owner) RJ Whidden and Assoc, Inc. (Agent/Applicant) Commission District: 1 3. Adoption of Ordinance #2018-16 for ZMA18-0001: An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida, changing the zoning designation from Agricultural Development and Conservation (AC) to Commercial Tourist (CT), on certain real property generally located on the south side of West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, effective date. 8660 W IRLO BRONSON LLC (Applicant and Owner) Commission District: 14. Adoption of Ordinance #2018-23 for ZMA18-0004: An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida, changing the zoning designation from Commercial Restricted (CR) to Commercial General (CG), on certain real property generally located on the east side of Narcoossee Road, west of Underwood Avenue, and comprised Providing for an effective date. John C. Reich. (Applicant), Narcoossee Trading Post, LLC & Dixie Land, LLC (Owners) Commission District: 5 Community Development, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 1100, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays except holidays. Written comments may be submitted to the Community Development Department at the above address. For questions regarding these requests please contact the Osceola County Community Development Department at 407-742-0200; fax number at 407-742-0206 or email at email@example.com Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to these items. Any person requiring special accommodations at the public meeting because of a 742-2100, at 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, prior to the meeting. Complete details of all Board of County Commissioners meetings are posted at http://www.osceola.org/about-osceola-county/county-meetings/ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that Public Hearings will be held by the Osceola County Planning Commission beginning at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as practical, on April 5, 2018 and by the Board of County Commissioners beginning at 5:30 P.M or as soon thereafter as practical, on April 16, 2018 in the Osceola County Administration Building, Commission Chambers, 4th Floor, 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida, 34741 to consider the following: 1. Approval of PD18 00009: Approval to amend and restate the Westside Planned Development (PD17 00014) to remove Parcel I and account for the reduction to the development program. The project consists of approximately 16.62 acres and is generally located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Westside Boulevard and Florence Villas Grove Road, approximately 6 miles southeast of Lake Davenport AMT USA Corp (Owner) Osceola County Community Development (Applicant) Commission District: 1 2. Adoption of Ordinance #2018 24 for ZMA1 70069: An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida, changing the zoning designation from Planned Development (PD) to Commercial Tourist (CT), on certain real property generally located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Westside Boulevard, and Florence Villas Grove Road, approximately 6 miles southeast of Lake Davenport, and comprised of approximately 16.62 acres, more or less; Amending the official zoning map; Providing for correction of scriveners errors; Providing for severab ility; Providing for conflict; and P roviding for an effective date. AMT USA Corp (Owner) RJ Whidden and Assoc, Inc. ( Agent/Applicant) Commission District: 1 3 Adoption of Ordinance #2018 16 f or ZMA180001: An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida, changing the zoning designation from Agricultur al Devel opment and Conservation (AC) to Commercial Tourist (CT), on certain real property generally located on the south side of West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, east of Lindfields Boulevard and west of Secret Lake Drive, comprised of approximat ely 26.02 acres, more or less; A me nding the official zoning map; Providing for correction of scrivener's errors; P roviding f or severability; Providing for conflict; and, P roviding for an effective date. 8660 W IRLO BRONSON LLC (Applicant and Owner) Commission District: 1 4. Adoption of Ordinance #2018 23 for ZMA180004: An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida, changing the zoning designation from Commercial Restricted (CR) to Commercial General (CG), on certain real property generally located on the east side of Narcoos see Road, west o f Underwood Avenue, and comprised of approximately 2.70 acres, more or less; Amending the official zoning map; Providing for correction of scrivener's errors; Pro viding for severability; Providing for conflict; and Providing for an effective date. John C. Reich. (Applicant), Narcoossee Trading Post, LLC & Dixie Land, LLC (Owners) Commission District: 5 Materials relating to the above may be examined in the offices of the Osceola County Community Development, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 11 00, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays except holidays. Written comments may be submitted to the Community Development Department at the above address. For questions regarding these requests please contact the Os ceola County Community Development Department at 407 7420200; fax number at 4077420206 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to these items Any person requiring special accommodations at the public meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board 407 7422100, at 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, prior to the meeting. C omplete details of all Board of County Commissioners meetings are posted at http://www.osceola.org/about osceola county/county meetings/ 032218.TNG 407-847-0339 Established in 1978 4411 Tami Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34746 CFC044170 010517.TNG New Construction Commercial & ResidentialSewer Video Camera Repair Repipe Remodels Backflow Testing The First Tee comes to Kissimmee e First Tee of Central Florida is pleased to announce the registration details for the youth development organizations Spring Life Skills Experience Clinic at Oaks National Golf Club series of clinics, which will meet once a week, beginning the week of March 26. Sessions for participants ages 7 9 years old will occur on Tuesdays from 5:00 6:00 p.m. Sessions for participants ages 10 12 years old will occur on Tuesdays from 6:15 7:45 p.m. Participants who would like to view the Spring schedule for registration should visit http://www. therstteec.org/ programs/register/. To participate, registrants will need to pay the $25 annual membership fee for 2018 as well as the $50 ten-week program session fee. The First Tee of Central Florida continues to maintain the policy that no child be turned away for an inability to pay; financial assistance is available. Anyone who would like to apply for financial assistance can do so while they are registering for classes. The First Tee of Central Florida provides educational programs that build character, instill lifeenhancing values, and promote healthy habits through the game of golf. St. Cloud Soccer registration Registration for the St. Cloud Soccer Club is now being accepted for the spring seasons in St. Cloud and Harmony. e league oers recreational (players ages 4-13 just entering the game) and Select (more competitve for ages 7-18) programs. Harmony (Lakeshore Park on Schoolhouse Road) has more open game play, registration is $95 per player for Under-5 through Under-12 teams. St. Cloud (Stephanie Rothstein Park) has more structured game play and teams due to larger membership, registration is $150 (Under-5 & 6), $165 (U7-8), $170 (U9-10) and $180 (U11-12). For more information visit www.stcloudsoccer.com or reach Mike Alfers at malfers1713@gmail. com or 503-548-3762. St. Cloud High Hall of Fame banquet St. Cloud High School will hold its ninth annual athletic Hall of Fame dinner banquet and silent auction on May 4 at Royal St. Clouds Royal Crest Room. Tickets are $30 in advance, table sponsorships are $350 which includes program recognition. To reserve seats or tables, email Steanie Ansbaugh at c6923a@ yahoo.com. e school is also seeking donated items for its silent auction. For information on donating items or cash, contact Chad Ansbaugh at Chad.Ansbaugh@ osceolaschools.net. SPORTS BRIEFSSUBMITTED PHOTOMalayna Stevenson and Madison Vazquez won their age groups at the South Eastern Regional Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest last week in Georgia.St. Cloud Under-15 win Commissioners CupFree throw shooting is an art, a science, a skill just ask the coaches and players of any team that lost by one point in the NCAA basketball championships. A pair of Neptune Middle School players have learned early to hone that basketball skill, and are now award winners. Malayna Stevenson, in the 10/11 age bracket, and Madison Vazquez, in the 12-13 division, won First Place in the National South Eastern Regional Championship Elks Hoop Shoot Free row contest in Valdosta, Ga., over the weekend. They are sponsored by Elks Lodge No. 1873. Both girls play basketball for Neptune, and now they go on to the National Championship in Chicago on April 21, where theyll be a part of a eld of the best 72 free throw shooters from 12 regions across the country. e St.Cloud Soccer Club Under-15 boys team rolled through the regional round of the recent Commissioners Cup tournament, earning a spot in the state Final Four last weekend. During the Region B tournament, defeated Columbia YSA Jalbury, 1-0, Brevard SA Black, 7-0, and Florida Elite Premiere, 3-0, to preserve an undefeated shutout tournament, outscoring opponents 11-0. In the state semifinals on Saturday, with a berth in Sundays championship on the line, St. Cloud lost 3-1 to Southeast Volusia. e team is coached by Albano Dede.Neptune MS girls take regional free throw title nationals nextSUBMITTED PHOTOSt. Cloud Soccer Clubs Under-15 boys team won the Commissioners Cup regional
Page 10 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 22, 2018 (BPT) The artificial intelligence thats already taking the world by storm is ramping up even more in 2018, enabling a number of innovative new smart home tools that can make your life easier, more comfortable or just more fun. Throughout the year, consumers worldwide are expected to spend $102 billion on hardware, services and installation related to smart home systems, an amount expected to ramp up to $157 billion by 2022. e number of connected things installed in smart cities by next year? Nearly 1.1 billion, predicts Statista. Increasingly, people will enjoy the convenience of being able to monitor and control their surroundings with a simple touch or a few words of direction. In fact, a 2017 study found 24 percent of consumers already own a voicecontrolled device and another 20 percent plan to purchase one in the next year. Some of the hottest smart home products that have recently debuted: LGs entire line of OLED TVs is now AI enabled. ey also let you speak right into the remote control so with one word, you can check weather reports, search for content from over-the-air or streaming sources (including Netix, Amazon, Hulu or YouTube), order items through Google or even control other IoT devices within your network. Seeking the smartest refrigerator on the market? The Wi-Fi-enabled LG inQ InstaView is the rst to oer builtin Amazon Alexa that responds to your spoken directions by creating to-do lists and grocery lists, ordering the groceries themselves, controlling your refrigerator settings, playing the music of your choice and otherwise stepping up to make your life easier. A convenient touchscreen panel lets you instantaneously peruse the weather, recipes, shopping sites or the contents of your fridge without losing energy by opening the door. Hands-free speakers with voiceactivated assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Echo are helping tens of millions of people worldwide eciently manage their lives by interacting on command with everything from home appliances to entertainment systems to information sources to online shopping venues. Whats for dinner? Recipe apps like SideChef and Innit already deliver fast and intelligent answers to that age-old question, giving everything needed to plan and prepare the next meal. Voice-controlled AI takes this to the next level. Innit is now connected to some models of smart ovens, and for SideChef that feature is coming online in 2018. What does that mean for home chefs? When they speak to the oven to start heating, it will already know those roasted veggies need 25 minutes in a 425-degree oven. In its latest version, the Bluetooth music headset that may already be a staple of your life allows you to access the Google Assistant by voice so you can instantly access a range of functions beyond just music. The LG TONE PLATINUM SE lets you request and receive notifications and answers to questions, send text or audio messages and more while youre on the go.Smart home update 2018: New products that organize your life through voiceStemming the leak: 4 ways to encourage STEM in your middle schooler CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM (BPT) Even though many Americans understand the importance of STEM education, children in the U.S. continue to lose interest in science, technology, engineering and math subjects at young ages. Not surprisingly, 44 percent of U.S. adults say they felt more excited about science when they were kids, reports the State of Science Index, a global study commissioned by 3M examining the general populations attitudes toward science. Maintaining students interest in science during the middle school years is crucial to increasing the likelihood theyll pursue STEM careers. ats important, since studies show our nation will need to produce an additional one million STEM workers between 2012 and 2022 alone. at said, were still not on track to meet demand, partly because students continue to lose interest. Whats the answer? Creating a rich culture of STEM education in schools requires professional development, suggests Cindy Moss, vice president of global STEM initiatives for curriculum developer Discovery Education. She points to research showing teachers need 80 hours of cumulative targeted professional development before eectively teaching STEM-promoting classes. Many educators in our country believe we need to accelerate our approach to STEM education, Moss says. ere are three to four million STEM job openings in the U.S. right now, and companies cant nd American workers with the skills they need. Fiy percent of everybodys jobs right now are STEM, and theyre predicting that in the next 10 years about 75 percent of all jobs will involve STEM. What can parents and educators do to foster more interest? Consider the following: Find role models. If a child doesnt know anyone working in STEM, he or she may be unable to imagine a career in such roles. Introduce him or her to people actively working in such elds, then encourage discussion and/or job shadowing. Teachers might bring in speakers who can answer candid questions about the rewards and challenges in their elds including signicant demand and attractive pay scales. Seek achievement opportunities. Introducing children to engaging events like the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge may spark their sense of competition and passion for STEM. The annual contest, which is accepting submissions until April 19, invites innovators in grades ve through eight to develop oneto two-minute videos describing their ideas for creative solutions to tackle everyday problems. e top 10 nalists receive a summer mentorship with a 3M scientist, and the winner will receive $25,000. Last years winner, Gitanjali Rao, developed a device that measures lead levels in drinking water, inspired by the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Keep participating. Reducing involvement in your childs daily academics once he or she enters middle school may backre. One study shows middle schoolers maintain a more positive attitude toward science when their parents continue to display interest. The Rao family, for example, frequently visits museums and holds game nights focusing on problem solving. We encourage our children to communicate their ideas clearly and concisely and understand real-world issues, notes Bharathi Rao, Gitanjalis mother. We hope we can instill the value of compassion while helping them understand they have the power to create change. Discourage snap decisions. During adolescence, Moss notes, kids struggling to gure out who they are can easily form inaccurate perceptions of their academic weaknesses. Reassure your child one challenging assignment or bad grade need not rule out a future career. Kids oen make up their minds by sixth grade whether theyre capable of doing science and math, says Moss. We have denitive evidence that by age 6, girls have already started to internalize negative stereotypes that science and math are not for girls. with these tech tools(BPT) If youre like most Americans, you prefer to have an immaculate bathroom you just dont like cleaning it. In fact, in a recent study by Kohler (conducted by independent research rm Vision Critical), 42 percent of consumers admitted cleaning the toilet is one of their most disliked chores. at said, domestic guru Martha Stewart recommends scrubbing your tub/shower enclosure, toilet and drains at least weekly to maintain decent standards of cleanliness. And a study from researcher Mintel shows 49 percent of American adults place importance on doing their housecleaning right, though 27 percent would like to minimize the time they spend in such pursuits. at may be why 42 percent prefer to clean in small increments, though most are not interested in compromising on eectiveness or results. Americans are more likely to prefer to clean as they go, doing quick cleanups that t into their busy schedules, as opposed to setting aside time to give the whole house thorough top-to-bottom cleanings, notes Mintel Senior Analyst John Owen. is preference for on-the-go cleaning has helped fuel the market for quick-cleanup products designed to tackle small messes quickly and eciently, saving both time and eort. If cleaning the bathroom is on the bottom of your favorites list, consider some of these brilliant solutions technology has enabled that might make your bathroom sanitation a non-issue moving forward. No more must you aggravate your bad back and tennis elbow manually scrubbing soap scum off your shower walls, sinks and grout. Powerful rotating brush scrubbers that operate on batteries can now do the heavy lifting for you; one of the latest is made up of a set of attachments that cleverly fit onto a normal household drill. Engineers at Kohler have developed a lower-maintenance toilet the Corbelle with Revolution 360 ushing thats designed to remain cleaner, longer. Its CleanCoat surface repels bacteria, mildew and hard water buildup, its smooth design makes for easy surface maintenance and its powerful ushing motion ows at a 360-degree angle for thoroughness that minimizes the need for scrubbing. Dreamy steam cleaning.Sanitize your bathroom oors, counters, tub and shower enclosures and other surfaces without chemicals by using one of the ecient and easy-to-use handheld steam cleaners now on the market. Steam can work eciently to kill bacteria, germs and dust mites including E. coli, staph bacteria, salmonella and other micro-organisms. For larger bathrooms, the new and nicely compact mopping robots can wet mop, damp sweep or dry sweep hard-surfaced floors. Internal navigation systems let them clean systematically while identifying rugs, drop-os, spills and stains, the latter of which are tackled with jet sprays and vibrating cleaner heads. Several vendors now oer 3.2-gallon motion-sensor trash cans that keep their contents out of sight but automatically open (via battery) when youre ready to deposit dirt and debris. Life is too short to spend more time than you have to keeping your house clean and thats where technology comes in handy. Consider investing in the products that can free up your life for more meaningful activities.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 11 032218.TNG By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor eres still time to check out Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks at Harry P. Leu Gardens. This one-of-a-kind art exhibit features more than a dozen larger-than-life sculptures, all made from LEGO bricks. e use of LEGO bricks as the art medium is ingenious. Each piece connects to another to make a colorful sculpture of nature as nature connects to each other. Plants, animals and insects have a dening role to play and those relationships help keep nature in balance, said Robert Bowden, Director of Harry P. Leu Gardens. e sculptures created by artist Sean Kenney are scattered throughout the gardens. Guests can pick up a map at the garden entrance, which lists each sculpture, its location, the number of bricks used to build each sculpture, plus a list of the many sponsors in part of this exhibit (including the city of Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Friends of Leu Gardens, Dr. Phillips Charities and more). One of the most colorful sculptures is the one seen above: the Monarch Buttery on Milkweed. Can you guess how many LEGO bricks it took to create this piece? Ill give you a hint Its somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 bricks. (Read the photo description to nd out the answer.) My personal favorite is the Hummingbird and Trumpet Flower sculpture. About six feet in height, this piece is one of the most intricately-made sculptures in the exhibit. It was built from a beautiful assortment of orange, white, pink, blue and green LEGO bricks. And you know there is special engineering involved with this piece, as the bird is balanced perfectly over the ower with its wings spread as if it is a real hummingbird in ight, seeking nectar from a ower. The Gardening Grandfather with Granddaughter sculpture stands as two separate pieces in Bowdens personal garden on the grounds. is one is so special to me, but all of these sculptures are really quite special, said Bowden, who has directed Leu Gardens for nearly 25 years. e response to this whole event has just been phenomenal. Other sculptures include Bonsai Tree, Peacock, Giant Corn Spider, Giant Pansy, Galapagos Tortoise and Darwin Finch, Ant Mosaic, Wheelbarrow, Birdbath and Roseate Skimmer Dragony. e Buck, Doe and Fawn sculpture was built as three separate pieces, but includes the largest number of LEGO bricks: 84,442. More than 450,000 bricks were used in this exhibit to bring nature to life. Believe it or not, Kenney is not employed, endorsed, paid, nor sponsored by The LEGO Company. However, the company has recognized him for his proficiency and as being the best customer. Aer 10 years of working an oce job, Kenney decided he needed to do something new... and fun. According to his website, hes the kind of person that just needs to make things. And so his LEGO-building career began. Most of Kenneys projects start out as pencil sketches, and oen end up with serious engineering inside. His website says, in between it all, he loves to sit down with a big pile of LEGO pieces and just gure it all out. More from Kenneys website: Sculptures and portraits are more than just accurate shapes; they have to capture the essence of the original; they have to have a spark, a spirit, a life. Sean loves to put himself into his work, to try to get the glint of a childs eye, to bring a city block to life, or to imbue humor or anecdote into a piece. His nature pieces certainly capture the essence (and beauty) of the original. Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks at Harry P. Leu Gardens will run through April 22, 2018. Admission to the exhibit is included with regular garden admission: $10 adult, $5 child (ages 4 17 years). Leu Gardens is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue in Orlando. Visit leugardens. org or call 407.246.2620 for more information. If you arent able to check out the exhibit yourself, but want to see more of the LEGO sculptures, visit aroundosceola.com. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT AROUND OSCEOLA COUNTY & CENTRAL FLORIDA ONLINEVisit www.aroundosceola.com for the latest news. CONTACT JENNIFER DIDOMENICO OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE A&E EDITOR EMAIL JDIDOMENICO@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Art with LEGO bricksLeu Gardens exhibit will run through April 22NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO / MARTIN MADDOCKLeu Gardens presents Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks thru April 22, 2018. Over 450,000 bricks were used in this exhibit to bring nature to life. Exactly 39,708 LEGO bricks were used to build this statue of the Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed. KISSIMMEES WEEKEND BIRTHDAY BASH 135 THURSDAY, MARCH 22 FRIDAY, MARCH 23 SATURDAY, MARCH 24 THE KISSIMMEE BIKE BONANZA, welcomes downtown Kissimmee employees to ride their bikes to work. e Bonanza begins at 8 a.m. at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with a scenic ride through downtown. Bike transportation is encouraged throughout the day. DOWNTOWN HOEDOWN, invites you to dress in your country best and head on down to Dakin Street for the Hoedown. Live music, line dancing and a whole lot of country. The event runs 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ALL WEEKEND DTK SIDEWALK SALE, presented by Kissimmee Main Street and the Downtown Business Association welcomes shoppers ursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rae prizes given daily. KOWTOWN FESTIVAL, returns to Lakefront Park. BBQ competitions, live music, photo booths, kids games, birthday cake and more. e party starts at noon and runs to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Page 12 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 22, 2018 By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Little Greek Fresh Grill is celebrating Greek Week to support Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to the needs of individuals with autism. Little Greek Fresh Grill is committed to supporting Autism Speaks, says Nick Vojnovic, Little Greek Fresh Grill president. We hope people in the area will join us to support this important initiative. Greek Week will take place at select locations (Kissimmee and Celebration) March 25-31, offering $5 gyro chicken or veggie pitas to all customers all week. Tuesday, March 27, Little Greek will celebrate Toga Tuesday. Any customer who comes to the restaurant dressed in a toga will receive a free gyro pita. No other purchase is required. For every toga-clad guest, Little Greek will donate $5 to Autism Speaks. Participating Little Greek Fresh Grill locations are located at 45 Blake Boulevard in Celebration, and at 3222 N. John Young Parkway in Kissimmee, at e Loop. For more information about Little Greek Fresh Grill, visit littlegreekfreshgrill.com By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Cirque du Soleil is returning to Orlando with a brand-new, never-beforeseen arena creation: Crystal. This production will not only wow audiences with its traditional Cirque elements, but also uniquely explore the artistic limits of ice for the rst time in the companys 34-year history. Orlando holds a special place in our hearts and we are excited to return with Crystal, the rst-ever ice production created by Cirque du Soleil, said Francis Lemire, Artistic director of Cirque du Soleil Crystal. Our fans will recognize the signature style of Cirque du Soleil but not like anything they have seen before as we blend acrobatics with ice skating. Crystal is Cirque du Soleils 42nd original production since 1984, telling a new story once again. From the release: Follow CRYSTAL, the lead character, on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: condent, liberated and empowered. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that eortlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil. The family-friendly, adrenaline-packed show will blend skating and acrobatics with synchronized skating, freestyle figure skating, extreme skating, swinging trapeze, aerial traps and hand-to-hand acrobatics. Crystal will take the ice for seven performances between Wednesday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 5, at Amway Center in Orlando. Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase. General Public tickets will go on sale Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. Tickets range between $36 and $135 and can be purchased at AmwayCenter.com, at the Amway Center box office, Ticketmaster retail locations, by phone (800-745-3000) or at Ticketmaster.com. For Amway Center box oce and ticket information, visit AmwayCenter.com. For more information about the show, visit www. cirquedusoleil.com/crystal. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO ORLANDOCIRQUE MEETS THE ICE FOR A BRAND NEW SHOWCELEBRATE GREEK WEEK SUPPORT AUTISM SPEAKS AT SELECT LOCATIONS By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Rollins College has been honoring its most famous alumnus with a self-guided campus walking tour of memorabilia. And by popular demand, it has been extended. The walking tour is our way of honoring the time that Fred Rogers spent on our campus as a student and the many ways he continues to influence the Rollins College community, said Rollins President Grant Cornwell. His messages of self-esteem, inclusiveness, and respect still resonate clearly in our community engagement endeavors and beyond. Tour guests will make their rst stop at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum to see Mister Rogers sweater and sneakers, which Rogers gave to the college in 1991. From the release: Other stops on the tour include Tiedtke Concert Hall where a large portrait of Fred Rogers, painted by local artist Don Sondag, hangs proudly; the stone from his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, which was placed on the Rollins Walk of Fame in front of his old dormitory Lyman Hall; a marble plaque by Strong Hall engraved with the words that inspired him (Life is for Service); and Olin Library, where a collection of books, his yearbook, personal letters, and photos from the Rollins College Archives are on view. e free self-guided tour will be available through March 25 during Cornell Fine Arts Museum hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Parking is available in the SunTrust parking garage on Lyman Avenue (fees apply) or in available public parking areas. Questions can be directed to the Rollins College Office of Community Relations at 407-646-1520. ROLLINS EXTENDS MR. 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Time for a change meditation retreat Join Reiki Master and Sound Healer Kristen Tenpenny as she shows how meditation can be fun and easy. $35, reservations required. March 28 Lunch & Learn: Lifestyle for a healthier you Make simple changes to how you ll your plate to improve your health. Included in general admission. March 29 Bok aer Dark: e Bok Join Geert Dhollander as he presents an evening concert with the worlds best classic rock and arena anthems. Come early for dinner at the Blue Palmetto Caf and enjoy live music on the terrace from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Evening Carillon concert is at 7:00 p.m. Included in general admission. March 31 Digital camera school and photo safari and Bok Tower Half-day digital photography basics. $100, reservations required. April 1 Easter Sunrise Service Easter morning worshippers offered complimentary admission to experience the Gardens own sunrise service. Free admission offered until 8 a.m. April 7 Fermentation Festival Learn more about the culinary wonders of fermented foods. Several sessions available, call for pricing and reservations. April 10 Meditation with Tibetan & crystal singing bowls Sound healing with Reiki Master Kristen Tenpenny that leads to an in-depth journey of relaxation and expansion. $15, reservations required. April 11 Lunch & Learn: Landscape design with rain gardens Reduce storm water runoff and learn how to incorporate rain gardens into an existing landscape. Included in general admission. April 14 Pruning and propagation Learn the when, whys, and wheres of pruning at this informative handson pruning workshop. $45, reservations required. April 27-July 19 Xina Scuderi: The smallest details An exhibit of Xina Scud eri photographs featuring intense details of wildlife and nature. Includ ed in general admission. April 28 Bonsai basics Learn Japanese techniques to create miniature trees and take home a bonsai aer the workshop. $40, reservations required. May 3 Farm to table dinner with Chef Amy Freeze: Summer salads Enjoy dinner featuring a variety of summer-themed salads, a decadent dessert, and cool summer drinks. $45, reservations required. May 5 Cinco de Mayo Learn how to set up an impressive taco bar along with cooking techniques, homemade salsas and handmade tortillas. $35, reservations required. Meet the artist: Xina Scuderi Reception and meet & greet. Included in general admission. May 11 National Public Gardens Day A nati onal celebration, enjoy free admission to the gardens with vouchers from publicgardensday.org. May 13 Mothers Day concerts Free admission oered to all mothers along with special music from the Singing Tower. May 19 Eenegize your life with Kundalini yoga Revitalize through the practice of Kundalini yoga and learn about the chakra system. $55, reservations required. Armed Forces Day concerts A musical salute of gratitude. Free admission offered to all military veterans including active duty with valid ID. May 28 Memorial Day concerts A musical salute of gratitude. Free admission offered to all military veterans including active duty with valid ID.RUNAWAY COUNTRY IS READY TO ROCKCOUNTRY MUSIC STARS TAKE OHP ALL WEEKEND SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT BOK: NEW EVENTS By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Countrys hottest stars are headed to Kissimmee this weekend for three nights under the sun and stars at the Runaway Country music festival. Known as the largest gathering of country stars in Florida, Runaway Country has brought entertainment to Central Florida since its rst concert in 2011. This years lineup includes big and local names. Check out the performers below. Friday: Brantley Gilbert, Drake White, Walker Hayes, Little Texas, Muscadine Bloodline, High South, Spayed Koolie, Kelsey Lamb and Mackenzie Carey. Saturday: Florida Georgia Line, Brett Young, John Anderson, Parmalee, e Steel Woods, Ashley McBryde, Cross Atlantic, Muscadine Bloodline, Johnny Reed Foley and Natalie Stovall. Sunday: Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Cassadee Pope, Lanco, Sundance Head, Adam Craig, Randy McNeeley, Carli Tuttle, Jericho Woods and Here Come the Mummies. We just got word Brantley Gilbert and Florida Georgia Line are bringing ALL their stage special eects gear. Four extra trucks, 30 additional stage hands AND we had to bring in another generator to power it all, said Runaway Country producer Gary McCann. is is gonna be fun! Performance schedules are available on the festivals website. DJ Shane will perform throughout the weekend. You can catch this years Runaway Country Music Festival March 2325 at Osceola Heritage Park. Gates open at noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Music starts at approximately 1 p.m. each day. Main stage runs to approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. e Silver Spurs Party Zone is open all day until 1 a.m. Tickets for the festival come in four types: 3-Day Reserved Seating ($289340), 1-Day Reserved Seating ($169-199), 3-Day General Admission ($139) and 1-Day General Admission ($89-99). Tickets and wristbands may not be split or shared. Festival admission also includes admission to My Apartment and the Silver Spurs Party Zone. For more information on the Runaway Country music festival, visit www. RunawayCountry.net.
Page 14 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 22, 2018 Two sandhill crane colts pay close attention to their mother as she probes for food along the shoreline of Lake Ajay in St. Cloud. One of the many lessons that they will need to ensure their survival. News-Gazette Photos by Martin MaddockSCHOOLS IN SESSION
Thursday, March 22, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 15 DAILYFRIDAY03-23MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Will display recent paintings by Julie Heernan. A reception and gallery talk will run 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for nonmembers. e gallery display will run through June 10, 2018. 2018 RUNAWAY COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Will be from March 23-25 starting everyday at noon at Osceola Heritage Park. Get your tickets early for the 2018 Runaway Country Music Festival! Take advantage of the best deals on Floridas Spring Tradition.Brantley Gilbert, Darius Rucker and John Anderson conrmed lineup with more on the way. For more information, go to OHPARK.ORGBOY SCOUT MULCH FUNDRAISER Boy Scout Troop 826 will again hold a mulch fundraiser. e home delivery dates for the mulch will be Saturday, April 7. e last day to place orders is Tuesday, April 3, for April 7 delivery. Cypress, pine bark or red mulch will be available in units of nine bags, which is equal to a cubic yard (27 cubic feet), at a cost of $49 per unit (includes delivery), with a $10 discount for additional units. One bag, which contains 3 cubic feet of mulch, will cover 12 square feet to a depth of 3 inches. Residents and businessescan order mulch either by the Internet at www. troop826hogs.com or by U.S. mail using an order form that will be distributed in select neighborhoods. If ordering by mail, payment must accompany the order form; make checks payable to BSA Troop 826 and send to Mulch Fundraiser, 3381 Buckingham Way, St. Cloud FL 34772-8747. Call 407-953-9195 for assistance in ordering. Mulch spreading at your home or business on a separate date will be available by request at a negotiated price. Free delivery will be in the Kissimmee and St. Cloud areas as well as in south Orange County.SATURDAY03-24SOUP, SALAD, SUB SUPPER Fundraiser at Grace Lutheran Church from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children. No charge for children under 5. 1123 Missouri Avenue, St. Cloud. SPRING HEALTH FAIR Poinciana Medical Center is hosting its Spring Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon. This interactive health fair is free and open to the community and will take place in Poinciana Medical Centers main lobby. The event will feature community physician practices, information about health resources in the community, free health screenings, healthy meal demonstrations and an on-site Zumba class (10 am start time). Attendees will also have an opportunity to tour a variety of first responder vehicles, including a medical helicopter. For more information about Poinciana Medical Center, visit POINCIANAMEDICAL CENTER.COMPINT N PAWS Cra beer and charity come together Saturday, March 24 in Sanford with the 7th annual Pints n Paws Cra Beer Festival to benet Dollys Foundation and Pet Rescue by Judy. is petfriendly event features 100-plus of the top cra brews, local food trucks and live entertainment. It begins at 2 p.m. (1 p.m. for VIP ticket holders). Advance tickets are $30 and includes free samples of all cra beer. VIP Tickets are available for $45 and include: early entry into the event, a commemorative 7th Annual Pints n Paws t-shirt and koozie, discounted pint glasses and 20 percent o growlers at Celery City (day of the event day only). Tickets at the gate are $40 for General Admission and $55 for VIP (if available). Will-call tickets can be purchased online at pintsandpaws.com and picked up day of the event. TAMPA BAY CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Will oer both savory and sweet chocolate vendors of all kinds: food trucks, trailers, tents and more. Partial proceeds will benet Sickles High School athletics. Festival will take place at Sickles High School: 7950 Gunn Hwy in Tampa, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.THURSDAY03-29 LITERARY AGENT AND AUTHOR LUCIENNE DIVER Will return to Hart Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m. to teach aspiring writers how to construct query and cover letters. For more information, call 407742-8888. SATURDAY03-31MANDY HARVEY Old Town will host a spring concert by Americas Got Talent Golden Buzzer Winner, Mandy Harvey. e concert will be in the South Entertainment Area of Old Town in Kissimmee. A limited amount of VIP Meet & Greet tickets are also available online and includes free parking. Guests can save up to 30% by purchasing general admission tickets online at MYOLDTOWNUSA.COM OUR LAST NIGHT e Social. e show starts at 6 p.m. For tickets, visitTHESOCIAL.ORGFRIDAY04-06PIE BAKERS e AOC National Pie Championship, coming to the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, April 6-7, has announced a new chocolate category using Guittard chocolate. is category will replace the existing chocolate category. For pie baking guidelines and rules, email email@example.com. MOVIE IN THE PARK KUA will host its nal lm of its Movie in the Park season. e Greatest Showman will play on the civic lawn of Kissimmee Lakefront Park at 7:45 p.m. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. SCHOOL RUMMAGE SALE St. Luke & St. Peter Church is hosting a school rummage sale. Friday hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at: 2745 Canoe Creek Road in S t. Cloud. THE FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL April 6-15. Back with more lms and celebrity guests. All lms will play at e Enzian: 1300 South Orlando Ave in Maitland. Visit FLORIDAFILMFESTIVAL. COM for the lm lineup, schedule, tickets and more. Additionally, visit ENZIAN.ORG for more information. RETIRED EDUCATORS GROUP (REAOC) Holds meetings at 11:30 a.m., on the second Friday of the month, Sept-May. Meeting includes a luncheon, program and business meeting. $10 per person. Barney Veal Senior Center: 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Email ginger40@earthlink. net or call 407-892-7428. SATURDAY04-07KISSIMMEE WOMENS CLUB Will host a fundraiser / sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.at 1616 W. Oak Street. ere will be delicious homemade baked goods (cakes, pies, muns, cookies, etc.), household items (small appliances, lamps, clothing, glassware, china, linens, bedding, art), plus a womans boutique area (jewelry, pocketbooks,scarfs, etc.).Aer 2 p.m. remaining items will be at half price. Call Jewel Seton with questions: 407-864-4129.FRIDAY04-13BINGO SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER Spring Card BINGO Scholarship Fundraiser by the Home & Community Education clubs of Osceola is at the Extension Building in Osceola Heritage Park. Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by card BINGO and prizes. e $9 charge is all inclusive. All prots benet scholarship fund. Call 321-6973000 for more information and reservations.SATURDAY04-14 FLORIDA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Invites you to its Rhapsody in Blue Gala Concert. Dinner at 6 p.m. (VIP ticket only); performance at 8 p.m. Located at e Plaza Live in Orlando: 425 N Bumby Avenue. 1920s party attire is encouraged. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit FSYO.ORGTHURSDAY04-19PHYSICIAN LECTURE ON KNEE PAIN Poinciana Medical Center is hosting a physician lecture on knee pain, by Dr. Nam Dinh. e informational session is in part of a lecture series, at the Poinciana Library: 101 N. Doverplum Avenue. e event is open to the public. RSVP at 1-888-253-8117. For more information, call 407530-2013. SUNDAY04-22CARIBBEAN FUSION Is back at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, noon to 8 p.m. Experience Caribbean culture through music, food, cra and dance.SATURDAY04-28SHAKESPEARE THEATER Orlando Shakespeare eater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) has announced that LinManuel Mirandas and Quiara Alegra Hudes Tony Awardwinning musical, In the Heights will open their 30th Season. Tickets for In the Heights will go on sale June 2018. For more information call (407) 4471700 ext. 1, or visit in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). SPRING BREAK CAMP Registration is open for Camp LOL, a sketch comedy camp for kids at Osceola Arts is now open. Cost of the camp is $125 for the week and will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a final showcase on Friday at 3 p.m. Call 407-846-6257 for more information. PAINT OUT Save the date for the Winter Park Paint Out Garden Party. is years event will be held at the Polasek Museum. For more information go to WINTERPARKPAINTOUT.ORGSATURDAY05-122018 SMOKIN BREWS, BOATS & BBQ Will take place at the St. Cloud Lakefront. Cra Brew Festival: 1-4 p.m. Peoples Choice BBQ Competition: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Booths, vendors and entertainment all day. For more information, visit STCLOUDMAINSTREET.ORG Weekly and Monthly Events CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SUBMISSION. Editors note: Due to space constraints, the News-Gazette cannot guarantee that all events submitted will be published in the Daily Planner in every ursday and Saturday edition. The city of Kissimmee is celebrating its 135th birthday with its annual Kowtown Festival. Come on down to Kissimmee Lakefront Park on Saturday, March 24 for a whole lot of fun. BBQ competitions, live music, kids games and more. And dont forget to grab a piece of cake it is a birthday party, after all. The Kowtown Festival will run noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free. WHO City of Kissimmee WHAT Kowtown FestivalWHEN Saturday, March 24, noon to 5 p.m.WHERE Kissimmee Lakefront ParkCOST Free! ONGOINGJAZZ MEETS MOTOWN e weekly Monday jazz concerts and jazz jam sessions has a new location each Monday night: e Bella Room above Pacinos Ristorante, 5795 W. U.S. 192 from 7 to 10 p.m. e $15 cover charge includes nger food. For reservations call 407-491-5088.CRIBBAGE ON FRIDAYSe Cribbage Group at Parks and Recreation on Palm Drive welcomes anyone who would like to play or learn how to play cribbage. e group meets every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the community center. e charge is $.25 for every skunk. Winners can take the half or full pot. TAI CHI FOR HEALTH ON SATURDAYS Tai Chi for Health takes place on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Check the library calendar for classes. For more information, call Tracy at 407-900-9003. SILVER CLOUDS CHORUSe Silver Cloud Chorus meets every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at the St. Cloud Civic Center and is open to anyone who likes to sing. e repertoire includes both secular and religious songs. It is not an absolute requirement to read music; the only requirement is to enjoy group singing. e chorus preforms two concerts per year, one at Christmas and one in the Spring. For more information, contact Holly, (207) 432-9364, or Peg, (407) 892-6777.AL-ANONOpen to anyone who has been aected by the disease of alcoholism. Rebos Clubhouse, 1614 Orange Ave., St. Cloud. 10 a.m., Saturdays, Free. 407-896-4929ELKS CLUB CRIBBAGE, KARAOKEKissimmee Elks Lodge, 1655 Kings Highway, Kissimmee. Every Wednesday 5:30-9 p.m. Open to the public.
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View all Public Notices online www.aroundosceola.com and CONTACT: GARY LUGO EMAIL LEGALADS@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM PHONE 407-846-7600 Thursday, March 22, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 21 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A Case#:2016-CA-002902-MF GOLDCOASTTOWN HOMESHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.,aFloridanon-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. THEESTATEOFLAKHRAM JUGMOHAN,ANDANYAND ALLUNNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBYTHROUGH UNDERANDAGAINSTTHE ESTATEOFLAKHRAM JUGMOHANWHOARE NOTKNOWNTOBEDEAD ORALIVE,WHETHERSAID UNKNOWNPARTIESMAY CLAIMANINTERESTAS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,O R OTHERCLAIMANT, Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEisherebygivenpursuanttoaDefaultFinalJudgmentofForeclosureand AwardofAttorneysFeesand Costs,datedMay17,2017 andenteredinCaseNumber : 2016-CA-002902MF,ofthe CircuitCourtinandfo r OsceolaCounty,Florida,and OrderonPlaintiffsMotionto ResetForeclosureSale enteredonFebruary22 2018,whereinGOLDCOAST TOWNHOMESHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC. isthePlaintiff,andTHE ESTATEOFLAKHRAM JUGMOHAN,istheDefendant,theOsceolaCounty ClerkoftheCourtwillsellto thehighestandbestbidder forcash,attheOsceola CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite2600 Room#2602,Kissimmee Florida34741,beginningat 11:00oclockA.M.onthe 10thdayofAPRIL,2018,the followingdescribedproperty assetforthinsaidDefault FinalJudgmentofForeclosureandAwardofAttorneys FeesandCosts,to-wit: PropertyAddress: 202EdenLane, Kissimmee,Florida34743 PropertyDescription: GoldCoastTownhome s Unit201-A,Buenaventura LakesUnit1,Tract"E"describedasfollows: AportionofTract"E" BuenaventuraLakesUnit1 accordingtothemapor platthereof,asrecordedin PlatBook2,Page(s)110 through113,inclusive,of thePublicRecordsof OsceolaCounty,Florida describedasfollows:CommencingattheNortheast cornerofTract"E"run thenceSouth00degrees 05minutes41second s WestalongtheEas t boundaryofTract"E"a distanceof235.24feet thencerunNorth89degrees55minutes00 secondsWest,105.75feet tothePointofBeginning runthenceSouth00degrees05minutes00 secondsWest,51.00feet thencerunNorth89degrees55minutes00 secondsWest,18.33feet thencerunNorth00degrees05minutes00 secondsEast,51.00feet thencerunSouth89degrees55minutes00 secondsEast,18.33feetto thePointofBeginning. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:Pleasecontact:Court Administratorat2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee Florida34741.Telephone (407)742-3500withintwo(2) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdocument;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call(800)955-8771. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. DATEDonthis16thdayof March2018. /s/JohnL.DiMasi JohnL.DiMasi FloridaBarNo.0915602 PatrickJ.Burton FloridaBarNo.:0098460 JenniferL.Davis FloridaBarNo.:0879681 TobySnively FloridaBarNo.:0125998 LAWOFFICESOF JOHNL.DIMASI,P.A. 801N.OrangeAvenue, Suite500 Orlando,Florida32801 Ph(407)839-3383 Fx(407)839-3384 PrimaryE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org AttorneysforPlaintiff March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A Case#:2014-CA-003091MF U.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE FORRESIDENTIALASSET SECURITIESCORPORA TION,HOMEEQUITY MORTGAGEASSETBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-KS10, Plaintiff, vs. MARGARETALICIA WILLIAMS,A/K/A MARGARETWILLIAMS A/K/AMARGARETA. WILLIAMS,etal., Defendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated September5,2017,and enteredinCaseNo.2014CA-003091MF,oftheCircuitCourtoftheNinthJudicialCircuit,inandfor OSCEOLACounty,Florida U.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE FORRESIDENTIALASSET SECURITIESCORPORA TION,HOMEEQUITY MORTGAGEASSETBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-KS10,isPlaintiff,and VILLASATSHADOWBAY CONDOMINIUMASSOCI ATIONINC.;MARGARE T ALICIAWILLIAMS,A/K/ A MARGARETWILLIAMS A/K/AMARGARETA.WILLIAMS;WELLSFARGOBANK N.ASUCCESSORBYMERGERTOWELLSFARGO FINANCIALBANK;UNKNOWNTENANT#1,IN POSSESSIONOFSUBJECTPROPERTY,arethe Defendants.Armand o Ramirez,ClerkofCircuit CourtforOSCEOLACounty Florida,willselltothehighest andbestbidderforcas h SUITE2600/ROOM2602of theOSCEOLACountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,at11:00a.m.,on the11thdayofAPRIL2018 thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: UNITA,BUILDING17,THE VILLASATSHADOWBAY PHASEIV,ACONDOMINIUMACCORDINGTOTHE DECLARATIONOFCONDOMINIUMRECORDEDIN OFFICIALRECORDS BOOK824,PAGE135,AND ANYANDALLAMENDMENTSTHERETO,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSO F OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA,TOGETHERWITHAN UNDIVIDEDINTERESTIN ANDTOTHECOMMO N ELEMENTSAPPURTEN ANTTOSAIDUNITASSET FORTHINTHEDECLARATIONOFCONDOMINIUM Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate oftheLisPendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance PleasecontactOsceol a County:ADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL34741 (407)742-2417,Fax#:407835-5079,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatel y uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. Dated:March9,2018. VANNESSLAWFIRM,PLC 1239E.NewportCenter Drive,Suite110,Deerfield Beach,Florida33442 Phone:(954)571-2031 PRIMARYEMAIL: Pleadings@vanlawfl.com /s/J.AnthonyVanNess J.AnthonyVanNess,Esq. FloridaBar#:391832 Email: TVanNess@vanlawfl.co m M arch15,22,2018 NOTICEOFACTION RE:TheFloridaEducator Certificateof: CherylLynnParkeHeineman 2475YellowBrickRoad SaintCloud,FL34772 Noticeisherebygivento CherylLynnParkeHeineman,Respondentofanadministrativecomplaintseekingdisciplinaryactionagainst herFloridaEducatorCertificate.Thisnoticeshallconstituteserviceoftheadministrativecomplaint,whichshall befiledwithEducationPracticesCommission. IfRespondentwishestorespondtotheadministra tive complaint,shemustcontact ProfessionalPracticesServicesat850/245-0438by April13,2018.Respondent whofailstofileawrittenrequestforahearingbythis dateshallwaiveherrights andthecomplaintwillbe consideredbytheEducation PracticesCommissionfor finalaction. March1,8,15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A CIRCUITCIVILDIVISIO N CaseNo.:2010-CA-00518 1 DITECHFINANCIALLLC 3000BayportDr.,Suite880 Tampa,FL33607 Plaintiff(s), vs. DANIELR.MERILLAT ; MELISSAE.MERILLAT ; MORTGAGEELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONSYSTEMS INC.ASNOMINEEFO R GMACMORTGAGE CORPORATIOND/B/A DITECH.COM; Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN THAT,pursuanttoPlaintiff's FinalJudgmentofForeclosureenteredonDecember11 2017,intheabove-captionedaction,theClerkof Court,ArmandoR.Ramirez willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741inaccordancewithChapter45 FloridaStatutesonthe17th dayofAPRIL,2018at11:00 AMonthefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgmentof Foreclosureororder,towit : FROMAPOINTOFBEGINNINGATTHESOUTHEAST CORNEROFLOT2 BLOCK1,FLORIDA DRAINEDLANDCOM PANY`SSUBDIVISIONNO 1,ASRECORDEDINPLAT BOOKB,PAGES65AND 66,PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA,RUNTHENCENORTHWESTERLYALONGTHE SOUTHLINEOFSAIDLOT 2,300FEET,RUNTHENCE NORTH150FEET,RUN THENCENORTHPARALLELTOTHEEASTLINEOF SAIDLOT2,150FEET RUNTHENCESOUTH EASTERLYPARALLELTO THESOUTHLINEOFSAID LOT2,300FEETTOTHE EASTLINEOFSAIDLOT2 RUNTHENCESOUT H ALONGSAIDEASTLINE 150.00FEETTOTH E POINTOFBEGINNING PROPERTYADDRESS:440 WOODLAWNTERRACE KISSIMMEE,FL34744 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustfilea claimwithinsixty(60)days afterthesale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT: IFYOU AREAPERSONWITHA DISABILITYWHONEEDS ANYACCOMMODATIONIN ORDERTOPARTICIPATE INACOURTPROCEEDING OREVENT,YOUAREENTITLED,ATNOCOSTTO YOU,TOTHEPROVISION OFCERTAINASSISTANCE PLEASECONTACT:ADA COORDINATOR,COUR T ADMINISTRATION OSCEOLACOUNTY COURTHOUSE,2COURTHOUSESQUARE,SUIT E 6300,KISSIMMEE,F L 34741,(407)742-2417,FAX 407-835-5079ATLEAST7 DAYSBEFOREYOU R SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCE,ORIMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVING NOTIFICATIONIFTH E TIMEBEFORETH E SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. DATEDthis9thdayof March2018. Respectfullysubmitted, /s/HarrisonSmalbach HarrisonSmalbach,Esq. FloridaBar#:116225 6267OldWaterOakRoad Suite203 Tallahassee,FL32312 (850)422-2520(telephone) (850)422-2567(facsimile) email@example.com AttorneyforPlaintiff FileNo.14-003258-2 March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-001113MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEEFORCREDITSUISSE FIRSTBOSTONMORTGAGESECURITIESCORP., CSMCMORTGAGEBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-8, Plaintiff, vs. ORLINDACHAUX,etal, Defendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE RE-NOTICEISHEREBY GIVENpursuanttoanOrder GrantingPlaintiffsMotionto RescheduleForeclosureSale filed March5,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-001113MFoftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOSCEOLA COUNTY,Florida,wherein U.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE FORCREDITSUISSE FIRSTBOSTONMORTGAGESECURITIESCORP., CSMCMORTGAGEBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-8,isthePlaintiff,and ORLINDACHAUX,etal,are theDefendants,theclerk, ArmandoR.Ramirez,willsell tothehighestandbestbidderforcash,beginningat 11:00A.M.,OsceolaCounty Courthouse2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room Number2602,Kissimmee, FL34741,inaccordancewith Chapter45,FloridaStatutes, onthe4thdayofAPRIL, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidLisPe ndens,towit: CondominiumUnit514, Building2204,VILLADEL SOLATKISSIMMEECONDOMINIUM,aCondominium,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominiumthereof,asrecordedin OfficialRecordsBook 2785,Page2688,andany amendmentsthereof,ofthe PublicRecordsofOsceola County,Florida,together withanundividedinterest inthecommonelements appurtenantthereto,asset forthinsaidDeclaration. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthe sale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactthe ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast 7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. D ated:March9,2018. PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC AttorneysforPlaintiff 2001NW64thStreet Suite100 FortLauderdale,FL33309 Tel:954-462-7000 Fax:954-462-7001 Servicebyemail: FL.Service@PhelanHallinan. com By: /s/HeatherGriffiths PhelanHallinan Diamond&Jones,PLLC HeatherGriffiths,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0091444 EmilioR.Lenzi,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0668273 PH#:73606 March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017CA001815MF THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,ASSUCCESSORTRUSTEEFOR JPMORGANCHASEBANK N.A,ASTRUSTEEFOR THEBENEFITOFTHE CERTIFICATEHOLDERSOF POPULARABS,INC MORTGAGEPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES SERIES2005-2, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWNHEIRSOF VIVIANPORROVECCHIO, A/K/AVIVIANMARY PORROVECCHIO,ETAL., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TothefollowingDefendant(s):UNKNOWNHEIRS OFVIVIANPORROVECCHIO,A/K/AVIVIANMARY PORROVECCHIO (CURRENTRESIDENCE UNKNOWN) LastKnownAddress: 1930CATLEYADRIVE, UNIT3C, KISSIMMEE,FL34741 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionforForeclosureofMortgageonthe followingdescri bedproperty : CONDOMINIUMUNIT3-C ORCHIDCREEK,TOGETHERWITHANUNDIVIDED INTERESTINTHECOMMONELEMENTS,ACCORDINGTOTHEDECLARATIONOFCONDOMINIUMTHEREOFRECORDEDINOFFICIALRECORDBOOK659,PAGE 551,ASAMENDEDFROM TIMETOTIME,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A1930CATLEYA DRIVE,UNIT3C,KISSIMMEE,FL34741 hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toJ.Anthony VanNess,Esq.,at VAN NESSLAWFIRM,P.A. ,Atto rneyforthePlaintiff,whose addressis:1239E.Newport CenterDrive,Suite#110 DeerfieldBeach,FL33442 onorbeforeAPRIL17,2018 adateofwhichiswithinthirty (30)daysafterthefirstdate ofpublicationofthisNoticein the OsceolaNews-Gazette andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwill beenteredagainstyoufor thereliefdemandedinthe Complaint.Thisnoticeis providedtoAdministrative OrderNo.2065. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance PleasecontactOsceola County:ADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL34741 (407)742-2417,Fax#:407835-5079,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtthis20th dayofFebruary2018. ARMANDORAMIREZ CLERKOFCOURT By:/s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk AS4533-17/elo March15,22,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : LASTINGIMPRESSIONS SALON locatedat:205Broadway,in theCountyofOsceola Kissimmee,Florida34741 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: TERRYM.MILLER DATEDatKissimmee OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this15thdayofMarch,2018 March22,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE A.R.C.TOWINGInc.gives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthese vehiclesonAPRIL6,2018 08:00a.m.,at7421W.Irlo BronsonHighway,Kissimmee,FL34747,pursuantto subsection713.78ofthe FloridaStatutes. A.R.C.TOWINGInc.reservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. 1)2009FORD VIN: 1ZVHT80N795113638 2)2017HONDA VIN: 2HGFC2F50HH560397 3)2009HONDA VIN: 5FNRL38769B412004 March22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-002044MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE,SUCCESSOR.ININTERESTTOWACHOVIA BANK,NATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEEFOR BANCOFAMERICAFUNDINGCORPORATIONMORTGAGEPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-A, Plaintiff, vs. HEFFICOINC., ASTRUSTEEFORTRUST NUMBER042114-5211, etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESER VICE TO: HEFFICOINC.,AS TRUSTEEFORTRUST NUMBER042114-5211, whoseresidenceisunknown ifhe/she/theybeliving;and ifhe/she/theybedead,the unknowndefendantswho maybespouses,heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees, lienors,creditors,trustees, andallpartiesclaiminganinterestby,through,underor againsttheDefendants,who arcnotknowntobedeador alive,andallpartieshaving orclaimingtohaveanyright, titleorinterestinthepropertydescri bedinthemortgagebeingforeclosed herein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOT6,ASSHOWNONTHE PLATFORBLACKSTONE LANDINGASRECORDED INPLATBOOK16,PAGES 43THROUGH45,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toiton counselforPlaintiff,whose addressis6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boca Raton,Fl orida33487,onor beforeAPRIL18,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtatOsceola County,Florida,this21stday ofFebruary2018. ARMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By: /s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 17-053159-AdB March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2017-CA-002740MF Div:___. KATHRYNSHELLY ROBERTS,ASTRUSTEE OFTHEROBERTSFAMILY TRUSTU.T.D.30thDAYOF JANUARY2003, Plaintiff, vs. PAULDUANEBOEHM,SR., etal., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TOTHEFOLLOWINGDEFENDANTS: PAULDUANE BOEHM,SR.,UNKNOWN SPOUSEOFPAULDUANE BOEHM,SR.,ANYAND ALLUNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBY,THROUGH, UNDER,ANDAGAINST THEHEREINNAMEDINDIVIDUALD EFENDANT(S) WHOARENOTKNOWNTO BEDEADORALIVE, WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWNPARTIESMAY CLAIMANINTERESTAS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEESOR OTHERCLAIMANTS,ALL TENANTSANDUNKNOWN PERSONSINPOSSESSION; LASTKNOWNADDRESS: PaulDuaneBoehmSr., UnknownSpouseofPaul DuaneBoehm,AllTenants andPersonsinPossession, AllUnknownPartiesclaimingunderDefendants, 824TennesseeAve. St.C!oud.FL34769 CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actiontoforecloseonthefollowingpropertylocatedin OsceolaCounty,Florida: Lot10,11,12,Block91, TOWNOFST.CLOUD,accordingtotheplatthereof asrecordedinPlatBook "B",Pages33and34,of thePublicRecordsof OsceolaCounty,Florida. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenseswithinthirtydays(30), ifany,toiton ErickP.Steffens,Esq .,theplaintiffsatto rney,whoseaddressis250 InternationalParkway,Suite 134,LakeMary,FL32746, andfiletheoriginalwiththe clerkofthiscourteitherbeforeserviceontheplaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded inthecomplaintorpetition. Thisnoticeshallbepublishedonceeachweekfor twoconsecutiveweeksinthe OsceolaNewsGazette. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommoda tioninordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontactCourtAdministrationat2 CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417,withintwoworkingdaysofyour receiptofthisnotice;Ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-(800)955-8771. DATEDonthis22nddayof February2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk Invoic eandCopyto: STEFFENSLAWFIRM, PLLC,250International Parkway,Suite1,LakeMary, FL32746 March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-001113MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEEFORCREDITSUISSE FIRSTBOSTONMORTGAGESECURITIESCORP., CSMCMORTGAGEBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-8, Plaintiff, vs. ORLINDACHAUX,etal, Defendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE RE-NOTICEISHEREBY GIVENpursuanttoanOrder GrantingPlaintiffsMotionto RescheduleFor eclosureSale filedMarch5,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-001113MFoftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOSCEOLA COUNTY,Florida,wherein U.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE FORCREDITSUISSE FIRSTBOSTONMORTGAGESECURITIESCORP., CSMCMORTGAGEBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-8,isthePlaintiff,and ORLINDACHAUX,etal,are theDefendants,theclerk, ArmandoR.Ramirez,willsell tothehighestandbestbidderforcash,beginningat 11:00A.M.,OsceolaCounty Courthouse2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room Number2602,Kissimmee, FL34741,inaccordancewith Chapter45,FloridaStatutes, onthe4thdayofAPRIL, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidLisPendens,towit: C ondominiumUnit514, Building2204,VILLADEL SOLATKISSIMMEECONDOMINIUM,aCondominium,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominiumthereof,asrecordedin OfficialRecordsBook 2785,Page2688,andany amendmentsthereof,ofthe PublicRecordsofOsceola County,Florida,together withanundividedinterest inthecommonelements appurtenantthereto,asset forthinsaidDeclaration. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,ot her thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactthe ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforey ourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. D ated:March9,2018. PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC AttorneysforPlaintiff 2001NW64thStreet Suite100 FortLauderdale,FL33309 Tel:954-462-7000 Fax:954-462-7001 Servicebyemail: FL.Service@PhelanHallinan. com By: /s/HeatherGriffiths PhelanHallina n D iamond&Jones,PLLC HeatherGriffiths,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0091444 EmilioR.Lenzi,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0668273 PH#:73606 March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-002044MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE,SUCCESSOR.ININTERESTTOWACHOVIA BANK,NATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEEFOR BANCOFAMERICAFUNDINGCORPORATIONMORTGAGEPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-A, Plaintiff, vs. HEFFICOINC., ASTRUSTEEFORTRUST NUMBER042114-5211, etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTIO NC ONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: HEFFICOINC.,AS TRUSTEEFORTRUST NUMBER042114-5211, whoseresidenceisunknown ifhe/she/theybeliving;and ifhe/she/theybedead,the unknowndefendantswho maybespouses,heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees, lienors,creditors,trustees, andallpartiesclaiminganinterestby,through,underor againsttheDefendants,who arcnotknowntobedeador alive,andallpartieshaving orclaimingtohaveanyright, titleorinterestint hepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosed herein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOT6,ASSHOWNONTHE PLATFORBLACKSTONE LANDINGASRECORDED INPLATBOOK16,PAGES 43THROUGH45,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toiton counselforPlaintiff,whose addressis6409Congress Avenue,Suit e100,Boca Raton,Florida33487,onor beforeAPRIL18,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call1-(800)955-8771. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtatOsceola County,Florida,this21stday ofFebruary2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z CLERKofCIRCUITCOUR T By: /s/S.N AsDeputyCler k ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: email@example.com 17-053159-AdB March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2016-CA-002902-MF GOLDCOASTTOWNHOMESHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.,aFloridanon-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. THEESTATEOFLAKHRAM JUGMOHAN,ANDANYAND ALLUNNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBYTHROUGH, UNDERANDAGAINSTTHE ESTATEOFLAKHRAM JUGMOHANWHOARE NOTKNOWNTOBEDEAD ORALIVE,WHETHERSAID UNKNOWNPARTIESMAY CLAIMANINTERESTAS SPOUSES,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRAN TEES,OR OTHERCLAIMANT, D efendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEisherebygivenpursuanttoaDefaultFinalJudgmentofForeclosureand AwardofAttorneysFeesand Costs,datedMay17,2017, andenteredinCaseNumber: 2016-CA-002902MF,ofthe CircuitCourtinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida,and OrderonPlaintiffsMotionto ResetForeclosureSale, enteredonFebruary22, 2018,whereinGOLDCOAST TOWNHOMESHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC., isthePlaintiff,a ndTHE ESTATEOFLAKHRAM JUGMOHAN,istheDefendant,theOsceolaCounty ClerkoftheCourtwillsellto thehighestandbestbidder forcash,attheOsceola CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite2600 Room#2602,Kissimmee, Florida34741,beginningat 11:00oclockA.M.onthe 10thdayofAPRIL,2018,the followingdescribedproperty assetforthinsaidDefault FinalJudgmentofForeclosureandAwardofAttorneys FeesandCosts,to-wit: P ropertyAddress: 202Eden Lane, K issimmee,Florida34743 PropertyDescription: GoldCoastTownhomes Unit201-A,Buenaventura LakesUnit1,Tract"E"describedasfollows: AportionofTract"E", BuenaventuraLakesUnit1, accordingtothemapor platthereof,asrecordedin PlatBook2,Page(s)110 through113,inclusive,of thePublicRecordsof OsceolaCounty,Florida, describedasfollows:CommencingattheNortheast cornerofTract"E"run thenceSouth00degrees 05minutes41seconds Westa longtheEast boundaryofTract"E"a distanceof235.24feet, thencerunNorth89degrees55minutes00 secondsWest,105.75feet tothePointofBeginning, runthenceSouth00degrees05minutes00 secondsWest,51.00feet, thencerunNorth89degrees55minutes00 secondsWest,18.33feet, thencerunNorth00degrees05minutes00 secondsEast,51.00feet, thencerunSouth89degrees55minutes00 secondsEast,18.33feetto thePointofBeginning. Ifyouareapersonwitha d isabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:Pleasecontact:Court Administratorat2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, Florida34741.Telephone (407)742-3500withintwo(2) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdocument;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call(800)955-8771. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale ,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. DATEDonthis16thdayof March2018. / s/JohnL.DiMasi JohnL.DiMasi FloridaBarNo.0915602 PatrickJ.Burton FloridaBarNo.:0098460 JenniferL.Davis FloridaBarNo.:0879681 TobySnively FloridaBarNo.:0125998 LAWOFFICESOF JOHNL.DIMASI,P.A. 801N.OrangeAvenue, Suite500 Orlando,Florida32801 Ph(407)839-3383 Fx(407)839-3384 PrimaryE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org AttorneysforPlaintiff March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A Case#:2017-CA-001199MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEEFORRESIDENTIAL FUNDINGMORTGAGE SECURITIESI,INC.,MORTGAGEPASS-THROUG H CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-S3, Plaintiff, vs. LAUNCELOTA.GUMBS, A/K/ALANCELOTGUMBS, ETAL., Defendants NOTICEOFACTION Tothefollowing Defendant(s): UNKNOWNSPOUSEO F LAUNCELOTA.GUMBS A/K/ALANCELOTGUMBS (CURRENTRESIDENCE UNKNOWN) LastKnownAddress: 1S.MONTAUKHWY, SOUTHAMPTON,NY11968 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionforForeclosureofMortgageonthe followingdescribedproperty : LOT95,EMERALDISLANDRESORT,PHASE4 ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK15,PAGES 29,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A8562LAISLADRIVE, KISSIMMEE,FL34747 hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toJ.Anthony VanNess,Esq.at VAN NESSLAWFIRM,PLC AttorneyforthePlaintiff, whoseaddressis1239E. NEWPORTCENTERDRIVE, SUITE#110,DEERFIELD BEACH,FL33442,onorbeforeAPRIL24,2018,adate ofwhichiswithinthirty(30) daysafterthefirstdateof publicationofthisNo ticein the OsceolaNews-Gazette andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwill beenteredagainstyoufor thereliefdemandedinthe Complaint.Thisnoticeis providedtoAdministrative OrderNo.2065. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,tothepro visionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactOsceola County:ADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL34741, (407)742-2417,Fax#:407835-5079,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunica tionsRelayService. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtthis8thday ofMarch2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKOFCOURT By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk AS4295-17/elo March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-001199MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEEFORRESIDENTIAL FUNDINGMORTGAGE SECURITIESI,INC.,MORTGAGEPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-S3, Plaintiff, vs. LAUNCELOTA.GUMBS, A/K/ALANCELOTGUMBS, ETAL., Defendants NOTICEOFACTION Tothefollowing Defendant(s): UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF LAUNCELOTA.GUMBS, A/K/ALANCELOTGUMBS (CURRENTRESIDENCE U NKNOWN) L astKnownAddress: 1S.MONTAUKHWY, SOUTHAMPTON,NY11968 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionforForeclosureofMortgageonthe followingdescribedproperty: LOT95,EMERALDISLANDRESORT,PHASE4, ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK15,PAGES 29,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A8562LAISLADRIVE, KISSIMMEE,FL34747 hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toJ.Anthony VanNess,Esq.at VA N NESSLAWFIRM,PLC AttorneyforthePlaintiff whoseaddressis1239E NEWPORTCENTERDRIVE SUITE#110,DEERFIELD BEACH,FL33442,onorbeforeAPRIL24,2018,adate ofwhichiswithinthirty(30) daysafterthefirstdateof publicationofthisNoticein the OsceolaNews-Gazette andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwill beenteredagainstyoufor thereliefdemandedinthe Complaint.Thisnoticeis providedtoAdministrative OrderNo.2065. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance PleasecontactOsceol a County:ADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL34741 (407)742-2417,Fax#:407835-5079,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatel y uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtthis8thday ofMarch2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z CLERKOFCOUR T By:/s/SN AsDeputyCler k AS4295-17/elo March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2017-CP-267 INRE:THEESTATEOF DIEGORIVERADAVILA, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS AND INTERESTEDPARTIES Theadministrationofthe estateofDIEGORIVERA DAVILA,deceased,File Number2017-CP-267,is pendingintheCircuitCourt forOsceolaCounty,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis2CourthouseSquare,Suite2000, Kissimmee,FL34741.The namesandaddressesofthe personal representativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,including unmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims,onwhoma copyofthisnoticeisserved mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHINTHELATER OF3MONTHSAFTERTHE DATEOFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFTHISNOTICE ONTHEM. Allothe rcreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestate,includingunmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims, mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTSO FILEDWILLBEFOREVER BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisNoticeisMarch22, 2018. P ersonalRepresentative: IvetteM.Rivera 3215TimberlineRoad WinterHaven,FL33880 Attorney for P ersonalRepresentative: TylerS.VanVoorhees,Esq.. FloridaBarNo.:64502 PostOfficeBox120280 Clermont,FL34712-0280 Phone:(352)394-1178 Fax:(352)242-3886 March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A CIVILDIVISIO N Case#:2016-CA-001042MF JPMORGANCHASEBANK NATIONALASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. AUDREYB.JOHNSON A/K/AAUDREYJOHNSON etal, Defendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE RE-NOTICEISHEREB Y GIVENpursuanttoanOrder GrantingPlaintiffsMotionto RescheduleForeclosureSale filedFebruary7,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-001042MFoftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial Circuit,inandforOSCEOLA COUNTY,Florida,wherein JPMORGANCHASEBANK NATIONALASSOCIATION, isPlaintiff,andAUDREYB. JOHNSON,A/K/AAUDREY JOHNSON,etal,arethe Defendants,theclerk, ArmandoR.Ramirez,willsell tothehighestandbestbidderforcash,beginningat 11:00A.M.,OsceolaCounty Courthouse2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room Number2602,Kissimmee, FL34741,inaccordancewith Chapter45,FloridaStatutes, onthe10thdayofAPRIL, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidLisPendens,towit: Lot8 ,Block1552,POINCIANANEIGHBORHOOD2, VILLAGE1,accordingto theplatthereof,recorded inPlatBook3,Pages17 through31,ofthePublic RecordsofOSCEOLA County,Florida. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitl ed,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactthe ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. D ated:March9,2 018. P helanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC AttorneysforPlaintiff 2001NW64thStreet Suite100 FortLauderdale,FL33309 Tel:954-462-7000 Fax:954-462-7001 Servicebyemail: FL.Service@PhelanHallinan. com By: /s/HeatherGriffiths PhelanHallinan Diamond&Jones,PLLC HeatherGriffiths,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0091444 EmilioR.Lenzi,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0668273 PH#:73546 March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-001042MF JPMORGANCHASEBANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. AUDREYB.JOHNSON, A/K/AAUDREYJOHNSON, etal, Defendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE RE-NOTICEISHEREBY GIVENpursuanttoanOrder GrantingPlaintiffsMotionto RescheduleForeclosureSale filedFebruary7,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-001042MFoftheCircuit Courtof theNINTHJudicial Circuit,inandforOSCEOLA COUNTY,Florida,wherein JPMORGANCHASEBANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION, isPlaintiff,andAUDREYB. JOHNSON,A/K/AAUDREY JOHNSON,etal,arethe Defendants,theclerk, ArmandoR.Ramirez,willsell tothehighestandbestbidderforcash,beginningat 11:00A.M.,OsceolaCounty Courthouse2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room Number2602,Kissimmee, FL34741,inaccordancewith Chapter45,FloridaStatutes, onthe10thdayof APRIL, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidLisPendens,towit: Lot8,Block1552,POINCIANANEIGHBORHOOD2, VILLAGE1,accordingto theplatthereof,recorded inPlatBook3,Pages17 through31,ofthePublic RecordsofOSCEOLA County,Florida. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactthe ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanc eis lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. D ated:March9,2018. PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC AttorneysforPlaintiff 2001NW64thStreet Suite100 FortLauderdale,FL33309 Tel:954-462-7000 Fax:954-462-7001 Servicebyemail: FL.Service@PhelanHallinan. com By: /s/HeatherGriffiths PhelanHallinan Diamond&Jones,PLLC HeatherGriffiths,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0091444 EmilioR.Lenzi,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0668273 PH#:7354 6 M arch15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-002504MF SANTANDERBANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JULIOSAVINI,Jr.a/k/a JULIOJ.SAVINI,Jr.,etal, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: CountrysideHomeownersAssociationof Osceola,Inc. LastKnownAddress: c/o WayneSchoolfield,Director, 1400GrandviewBlvd#3, Kissimmee,FL34744 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthata nactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingpropertyinOsceola County,Florida: LOT36,COUNTRYSIDE, ACCORDINGTOMAPOR PLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK4, PAGE18THROUGH20,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. TOGETHERWITHACERTAIN1988BARRINGTON MOBILEHOMELOCATED THEREONASAFIXTURE ANDAPPURTENANCE THERETO:VIN# FLFLH33A10981BAAND FLFLH33B10981BA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton: WilliamCobb,Esquire, Brock&Scott,PLLC., the Plaintiffsattorney,whoseaddressis1501N.W.49th Street.Suite200,FortLauderdale,FL.33309,within thirty(30)daysofthefirst dateofpublicationonorbeforethe24thdayofAPRIL 2018,andfiletheoriginal withtheClerkofthisCourt eitherbeforeserviceonthe Plaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwisea defaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedi nthecomplaintor petition. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdescribednotice;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-(800)955-8 771. DATEDonthis5thdayof March2018. A RMANDOR.RAMIREZ ASCLERKOFTHECOURT By:/s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk FileNo.17-F03056 March22,29,2018
Page 22 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 22, 2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A CIVILDIVISIO N Case#:2016-CA-001021MF JPMORGANCHASEBANK NATIONALASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. TERESAPEREZ,etal, Defendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE RE-NOTICEISHEREB Y GIVENpursuanttoanOrder GrantingPlaintiffsMotionto RescheduleForeclosureSale filedJanuary9,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-001021MFoftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOSCEOLA COUNTY,Florida,wherein JPMORGANCHASEBANK NATIONALASSOCIATION isPlaintiff,andTERESA PEREZ,etal,areDefendants,theclerk,ArmandoR Ramirez,willselltoth e highestandbestbidderfor cash,beginningat11:0 0 A.M.,OsceolaCountyCourthouse2CourthouseSquare Suite2600/RoomNumber 2602,Kissimmee,FL34741 inaccordancewithChapter 45,FloridaStatutes,onthe 10thdayofAPRIL,2018,the followingdescribedproperty assetforthinsaidLisPendens,towit: Lot1,Block618,PoincianaNeighborhood1,Village2,accordingtothe maporplatthereof,asrecordedinPlatBook3 Page(s)69through87,inclusive,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty Florida. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactth e ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatel y uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearancei s lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. Dated:March9,2018. PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC AttorneysforPlaintiff 2001NW64thStreet Suite100 FortLauderdale,FL33309 Tel:954-462-7000 Fax:954-462-7001 Servicebyemail: FL.Service@PhelanHallinan com By: /s/HeatherGriffiths PhelanHallinan Diamond&Jones,PLLC HeatherGriffiths,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0091444 EmilioR.Lenzi,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0668273 PH#:73494 March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. PROBATEDIVISIO N File#:2016-CP-0000760P R DIVISION:Probate. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateof SharonShuchman ,deceased,whosedate ofdeathwasMarch26 2016,ispendingintheCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,FL34741.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentative's attorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisre quiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETH E LATEROF3MONTH S AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedent'sestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINFLORIDASTATUTESSECTION 733.702WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TI MEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisnoticeis:March15 2018. PersonalRepresentative : /s/NeilShuchma n NeilShuchman 4043NolteRoad# 1 SaintCloud,FL34772 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/JeffRay JefferyR.Ray Attorney FloridaBarNumber:99622 RayLaw,P.A. 4309NeptuneRoad SaintCloud,FL34769 Telephone:(407)556-3994 Fax:(407)556-3997 E-Mail:email@example.com SecondaryE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITOFFLORIDA INANDFOR OSCEOLACOUNTY CaseNo.: 49-2018-CA-000184-M F DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORMORGAN STANLEYABSCAPITALI INC.TRUST2006-NC4 MORTGAGEPASS THROUGHCERTIFICATES SERIES2006-NC4, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAELC.SENKOW, etal., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION To :UNKNOWNSPOUS E OFMICHAELC.SENKOW 802TOLEDOCT, KISSIMMEE,FL34758 MICHAELC.SENKOW 802TOLEDOCT, KISSIMMEE,FL34758 LASTKNOWNADDRESS STATED,CURRENT RESIDENCEUNKNOWN YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseMortgagecoveringthe followingrealandpersonal propertydescribedasfollows,to-wit: LOT2BLOCK1502,POINCIANA,VILLAGE1,NEIGHBORHOOD2,ACCORDING TOTHEPLATTHEREOF ASRECORDEDINPLAT BOOK3,PAGES17-31,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtofilea copyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton:Sara Collins, McCallaRayme r LeibertPierce,LLC ,225E RobinsonStreet,Suite 155,Orlando,FL32801onor beforeAPRIL17,2018,a datewhichiswithinthirty(30) daysafterthefirstpublicationofthisNoticeinth e OsceolaNews-Gazette and filetheoriginalwiththeClerk ofthisCourteitherbefore serviceonPlaintiff'sattorney orimmediatelythereafter : otherwiseadefaultwillbe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandinthecomplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontactCourtAdministrationat TwoCourthouseSquare Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof this(describenotice);Ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-800-955-8771 WITNESSmyhandandseal ofsaidCourtonthe26thday ofFebruary2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z CLERKofCIRCUITCOUR T AsClerkoftheCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyCler k OurFile#:17-00870-1 March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIRCUITCIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-000762-MF WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A., ASTRUSTEE,ONBEHALF OFTHEHOLDERSOFTHE HARBORVIEWMORTGAGELOANTRUSTMORTGAGELOANPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES, SERIES2006-12, Plaintiff, -vs.RAIRHARDROSAS;etc. et.al., Defendant. NOTICEOFSALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaConsentFinal JudgmentofForeclosure datedDecember14,2017, entere dintheabovecaptionedaction,CaseNo. 2016-CA-000762-MF,the OsceolaCountyClerkofthe Court,willselltothehighest andbestbidderforcash,at theOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, 2ndFloor,Room2602, Kissimmee,Florida34741at 11:00A.M.onAPRIL17, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidfinaljudgment,to-wit: LOT100OFCRESTWYND BAY,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK 18,PAGE(S)61AND62,OF THEPU BLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisNoticeofSale;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-800-955-8771. D ATEDonMarch8,2018. WEITZ&SCHWARTZ,P.A. AttorneysforPlaintiff 900S.E.3rdAvenue, Suite204, FortLauderdale,FL33316 Phone:(954)468-0016 Fax#:(954)468-0310 By: /s/StevenC.Weitz StevenC.Weitz,Esq. FBN:788341 Mailto: stevenweitz@weitzschwartz. com March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-002089OC MNAREALESTATE INVESTMENTS,LLC, AFloridaLimitedLiability Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. VANDAK.M.COLLIS 2SherwoodRoad UpperSaddleRiver, NewJersey07451; and OSCEOLACOUNTY, c/oBoardof CountyCommissioners 1CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,Florida34741, Defendants. NOTICEBYPUBLICATION TO:VANDAK.M.COLLIS AddressUnknown YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIE DthataComplaintto QuietTaxonthefollowing propertyinOsceolaCounty. Florida: Lot12,Block1526,VILLAGE1,NEIGHBORHOOD 2,POINCIANASUDIVISION, accordingtothePlatthereof,asrecordedinPlat Book3,atPages17-31,of thePublicRecordsof OsceolaCounty,Florida. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton: HaynesE.Brinson,Esq.,of BrinsonandBrinson,AttorneysatLaw,P.A.,28North JohnYoungParkway, Kissimmee,Florida34741, onorbeforeAPRIL3,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe Clerkoftheabove-styled courteitherbeforeserviceon Plaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwisea defaultwillbeentered againstyoufortherelief prayedforinth ecomplaintor petition. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-417,withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisdescribednotice;ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-(800)955-8771 Thisnoticeshallbepublishedonceaweekforfour (4)consecutiveweeksinthe OsceolaNews-Gazette. DATEDonthis9thdayof February2018. ( CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORAMIREZ AsClerkoftheCourt By:/s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk HaynesE.Brinson FLBarNo.663050 28NorthJohnYoung Parkway,Kissimmee, Florida34741 Telephone:(407)847-8674 AttorneyforthePlaintiff 17-078 March1,8,15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.:2018CP000123-PR INRE:ESTATEOFDEBRA GRAY-WELCH,a/k/a DEBRAA.GRAY-WELCH, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS TOALLPERSONSHAVING CLAIMSORDEMANDS AGAINSTTHEABOVE ESTATE: Theadministrationofthe estateofDEBRAGRAYWELCH,a/k/aDEBRAA. GRAY-WELCH,deceased, FileNumber2018-CP000123-PR,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis: TwoCourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,FL34741.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentative's attorneyaresetforthbelow. ALLINTERESTEDPERSONARENOTIFIEDTHAT: Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,including unmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims,onwhoma copyofthisnoticeisserved mustfiletheirclaimsw iththis CourtWITHINTHELATER OFTHREEMONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEORTHIRTY DAYSAFTERTHEDATE OFSERVICEOFACOPY OFTHISNOTICEON THEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,including unmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims,mustfile theirclaimswiththisCourt WITHINTHREEMONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSANDDEMANDSNOTSO FILED WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. ThedateofthefirstpublicationofthisNoticeis:March 15,2018. D AVIDA.WALSH PersonalRepresentative 8751CharlestonHillCourt Mason,OH45040 FrankG.Finkbeiner, Attorney FloridaBarNo.146738 108HillcrestStreet P.O.Box1789 Orlando,FL32802-1789 (407)423-0012 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative Designated: email@example.com Secondary: firstname.lastname@example.org March15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A GENERALCIVILDIVISION Case#:2017-CA-002126-MF MNAREALESTATE INVETMENTS,LLC, AFloridaLimitedLiability corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JORGEL.MANGUAL 304ParquedelSol, Bayamon,PuertoRico00959 And AMANDAE.MANGUAL. 304ParquedelSol, Bayamon,PuertoRico00959 Defendants. NOTICEBYPUBLICATION TO: JORGEL.MAUGUAL AddressUnknown AMANDAE.MANGUAL AddressUnknown YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthataComplaintt o QuietTaxonthefollowing propertyinOsceolaCounty Florida: Lot14,Block582,VIL LAGE2,NEIGHBORHOOD 1,POINCIANASUBDIVI SION,accordingtothePlat thereofasrecordedinPat Book3,atPage69,ofthe PublicRecordsofOsceola County,Florida hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitonHaynes E.Brinson,Esq.,ofBrinson andBrinson,Attorneysat Law,P.A.,28NorthJohn YoungParkway,Kissimmee Florida34741,onorbefore APRIL3,2018,andfilethe originalwiththeClerkofthe above-styledcourteither beforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter:otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefprayedforin thecomplaintorpetition. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-417,withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisdescribednotice;ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-(800)955-8771 Thisnoticeshallbepublishedonceaweekforfour (4)consecutiveweeksinthe OsceolaNews-Gazette. DATEDonthis14thdayof February2018. (CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORAMIRE Z AsClerkoftheCourt By:/s/S.N AsDeputyCler k HaynesE.Brinson FLBarNo.663050 28NorthJohnYoung Parkway,Kissimmee, Florida34741 Telephone:(407)847-8674 AttorneyforthePlaintiff 17-077 March1,8,15,22,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A PROBATEDIVISIO N FileNo.2018-CP-000159 Division:Probate. INRE:ESTATEOF MICHAELCHARLES IOVINE, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateofMICHAE L CHARLESIOVINE,de ceased,whosedateofdeath wasJanuary15,2018,is pendingintheCircuitCourt forOsceolaCounty,Florida ProbateDivision,thead dressofwhichis2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee FL34741.Thenamesand addressesofthepersonal representativeandthepersonalrepresentative'sattorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisre quiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETH E LATEROF3MONTH S AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedent'sestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINFLORIDASTATUTESSECTION 733.702WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TI MEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisnoticeis:March22 2018. PersonalRepresentative : /s/JosephIovin e JosephIovine 127PaisleyPlace Hainesport,NJ08036 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/KathyD.Sheive KathyD.Sheive,Esquire FloridaBarNo.:0752509 318N,JohnYoungParkway Suite1.Kissimmee,FL34741 Telephone:(407)944-4010 Fax:(407)944-4011 E-Mail:email@example.com SecondaryE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2015-CA-001291MF PNCBANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. FRANCISCOFERNANDEZ, etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: FRANCISCOFERNANDEZandLYDIAROSADOFERNANDEZ,A/K/ALYDIA B.FERNANDEZ,whoseresidenceisunknownandall partieshavingorclaimingto haveanyright,titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemor tgagebeingforeclosedherein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOT3,BLOCK541,POINCIANAVILLAGE2NEIGHBORHOOD1,ACCORIDNG TOTHEPLATTHEREOF ASRECORDEDINPLAT BOOK3,PAGES69 THROUGH87,INCLUSIVE, ANDCORRECTEDBYOFFICIALRECORDSBOOK 781,PAGE1493,PUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncou nselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis:6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boca Raton,Florida33487,onor beforeAPRIL24,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtatOsceola County,Florida,this7 thday ofMarch2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By: /s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: email@example.com 15-069931-CoN March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PROBATEDIVISION File#:2017-CP-0000663PR DIVISION:Probate. INRE:ESTATEOF HAZELIRENEGRAMES, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateof HazelIrene Grames ,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasApril7, 2017,ispendingintheCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,FL34741.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand the personalrepresentative's attorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedent'sestateon whomacopyofthisnoticeis requiredtobeservedmust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETHE LATEROF3MONTHS AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordem ands againstdecedent'sestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINFLORIDASTATUTESSECTION 733.702WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisnoticeis:March15, 2018. PersonalRepresentative: PhilipWardGrames 29SEShannnonDrive LaceysSpring,Alabama 35754 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresent ative: J efferyR.Ray,Esq. Attorney FloridaBarNumber:99622 RayLaw,P.A. 4309NeptuneRoad SaintCloud,FL34769 Telephone:(407)556-3994 Fax:(407)556-3997 E-Mail:Jeff@raylawpa.com SecondaryE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org March15,22,2018 CLAIMOFLIENNOTICE ClaimofLienandSaleof MotorVehiclesLienLawF.S. 713.78,WILDERWRECKER Inc.,2021N.MainStreet, Kissimmee,FL34744,(407) 846-1010,willsellforcashat aboveaddressthefollowing vehicles: 1)1996CHEVROLET4DR VIN: 1Y1SK5260TZ022769 2)2001ACURA4DR VIN: 19UYA426X1A018429 3)2001BMW4DR VIN: WBAAV33421EE80097 4)2002NISSAN4DR VIN: JN1DA31D22T445801 5)2004BMW4DR VIN: 5UXFA13594LU45392 6)2007BMW4DR VIN: WBAVB73587VH22460 PursuanttoFloridaStatut e 713.78,thesevehicleswillbe soldatthepublicauctionon APRIL3,2018,at9:00A.M. Vehiclessoldasis,sellerreservestherighttobidand guaranteesnotitles. M arch22,2018 LEGALADVERTISEMENT OSCEOLACOUNTY BOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERSPROJECTS: 1) AR-18-10190-PC PurchaseandDeliveryof PolypropylenePipeandPolyethyleneFittings.Deadline forquestionsisFriday, APRIL6,2018,at2:00P.M. DueDate:Tuesday,APRIL 17,2018at2:00P.M.Local Time.Contact:PaulCallaway at(407)742-0932. 2) AR-18-10162-PC ArmoredCarCourierService.Deadlineforquestions isFriday,APRIL6,2018,at 2:00P.M.DueDate:Tuesday,APRIL17,2018,at2:00 P.M.Lo calTime.Contact: PaulCallawayat(407)7420932. FORMOREINFORMATION, VISITTHEPROCUREMENTSERVICESWEB SITEAT h ttp://www.osceola.org. March22,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE PRESTON'STOWINGgives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthes e vehiclesonthefollowin g dates,at9:00a.m.at605E DoneganAvenue,Kissimmee,FL34744,pursuantto subsection713.78ofth e FloridaStatutes. PRESTON'STOWINGreservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. APRIL5,2018 2002HARLEYDAVIDSON VIN:1HD1PEV192Y950097 APRIL6,2018 2002TOYOTA VIN: 2T1CE22P52C001237 March22,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE POINCIANATOWING&RECOVERYInc.,givesNotice ofForeclosureofLienand intenttosellthesevehicles onAPRIL3,2018,8:00A.M., at1901PoincianaBoulevard, Suite573,Kissimmee,FL 34758,pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. POINCIANATOWING&RECOVERYInc.,reservesthe righttoacceptorrejectany and/allbids. 1)1997FORD VIN: 2FTEX18L5VCA88551 March22,2018 RAINBOWTITLE&LIEN,INC. 3389SHERIDANST.,PMB221 HOLLYWOOD,FLA33021 (954)920-6020 RainbowTitle&Lien,Inc.willsellatpublicsaleatauctionthe followingvehiclestosatisfylienpursuanttoChapter713.585of theFloridaStatuteson04/12/2018at10A.M. *Auctionwill occurwherevehiclesarelocated* 2008Dodge VIN# 1B3HB48B38D753683 Amount: $5,931.99 At:1460EOsceolaPkwy,Kissimmee,FL34744 NoticetoownerorLienorthathehasarighttoahearingprior tothescheduleddateofsale byfilingwiththeclerkofthecourt NoticetotheOwnerorLienorthathehastherighttoahearing poriortothescheduleddateofsalebyfilingwiththeClerkof Courts.Ownerhastherighttorecoverpossessionofvehicleby postingbondinaccordancewithFla.StatutesSect.559.917 Proceedsfromthesaleofthevehicleafterpaymentlien claimedbylienorwillbedepositedwiththeclerkofthecourt Anyperson(s)claiminganyinterest(s)intheabovevehicles contact:RAINBOWTITLE&LIEN,INC.(954-920-6020). ALLAUCTIONSAREHELDWITHRESERVE .25%Buyers PremiumSomevehiclesmayhavebeenreleasedpriortothe saledate. Lic#AB-000125 InterestedPartiesmustcallonedaypriortosale.NoPictures allowed. March22,2018 NOTICEOFSALE TosatisfyownerslienforrentdueinaccordancewithFlorida Statutes,TheSelf-StorageFacilityAct(Sections83.80183.809),contentsoftheleasedstorageunitsaswellasleased outsidestoragespaces(individualsidentifiedbelow),including allpersonalpropertyconsistingofmiscellaneoushousehold items,furniture,clothing,boxes,motorvehicles,boats,trailers andotheritems,willbesoldatPublicAuctiontothehighest bidder(orotherwisedis posedof)atthefollowinglocationand time: A +Safe&SecureStorage 2055E.IrloBronsonMemorialHwy.(Hwy.192) Kissimmee,Florida34744 Phone:(407)846-1720 AuctionDate:April12,2018.Time:2:30P.M. AllunitsaresoldasisandmustbepaidforinCASHimmediatelyfollowingtheauction.Allunitsadvertisedmaynotbe availableatthetimeofauctionintheeventofsettlement betweenownerandobligatedparty. ManuelOstolaza(D195)Tools LorraineSavage(D163) HouseholdG oods MonserrateRivera(D305)boxes/toolbox RaulGomez(A030)Householditems/furniture CarlosRamosRosario(D225)Householditems YallipInvestments(F033)Mustangbody/parts March22,29,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatDEANTRAUDT,theholderoftax certificateNo. 3769 ,issuedonJune-01-2012,hasfiledsaid certificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationforataxdeed tobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationisas follows:ApparentTitleholder(s):HIDDENCREEKHOAINC HIDDENCREEKHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION Assessedto: LegalDescription: HIDDENCREEKPB21PG189TRACTD COMMONAREAParcelNo.:1925291458000100D0 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the10thdayofApril 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. 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Thursday, March 22, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 23 CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM 1. ASTRONOMY: How large is Jupiters giant red spot? 2. U.S. STATES: Which is the only U.S. state that begins with the letter p? 3. HISTORY: Who was the last man to walk on the moon? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: The average person speaks how many words in a day? 5. MOVIES: In the movie The Wizard of Oz, what did the Tin Man want from the wizard? 6. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a guanaco? 7. BIBLE: In the Old Testament, who was Abrahams first wife? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What two states border Lake Tahoe? 9. WEATHER: What was the fastest wind speed ever recorded? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first U.S. president to declare war? Answers 1. Twice as big as the Earth 2. Pennsylvania 3. Eugene Cernan 4. 7,000 to 20,000 words 5. A heart 6. A camelid native to South America 7. Sarah 8. Nevada and California 9. 253 mph wind gust registered on Barrow Island, Australia 10. James Madison 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. March 19, 2018King Features Weekly Service 1. ASTRONOMY: How large is Jupiters giant red spot? 2. U.S. STATES: Which is the only U.S. state that begins with the letter p? 3. HISTORY: Who was the last man to walk on the moon? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: The average person speaks how many words in a day? 5. MOVIES: In the movie The Wizard of Oz, what did the Tin Man want from the wizard? 6. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a guanaco? 7. BIBLE: In the Old Testament, who was Abrahams first wife? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What two states border Lake Tahoe? 9. WEATHER: What was the fastest wind speed ever recorded? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first U.S. president to declare war? Answers 1. Twice as big as the Earth 2. Pennsylvania 3. Eugene Cernan 4. 7,000 to 20,000 words 5. A heart 6. A camelid native to South America 7. Sarah 8. Nevada and California 9. 253 mph wind gust registered on Barrow Island, Australia 10. James Madison 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. March 19, 2018King Features Weekly Service
Page 24 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 22, 2018 Celebration hosted an Art and Wine stroll on Saturday which just happend to coincide with St. Patricks Day. Along with the wine, was plenty of Guinness, green mojitos and a group of local artisans displaying and selling their work. Top right: Orlando artist Stephen Hill shows off a table he made using gears, springs, tools and other items found in his garage. Second row: Grace Senior Morandi originally from Baranquilla, Colombia, shows off some of her acrylic paintings. Kissimmee artist Laura Molle shows some of her photography to perspective buyers Chess and Janice Pennell from St. John, New Foundland. Third row: Alan Foxx from Celebration uses his computer to paint in a style he calls fantasy graphics. Barb and Andrew Murray from Ontario looks at another creation by Stephen Hill. Mixed media prints of famous musicians guitars and Frank Zappa by Laura Molle.News-Gazette Photos by Martin MaddockART AND WINE STROLL
Thursday, March 15, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E1 Section E March 15, 2018 Tribune Triple EWednesday, July 15, 2015 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.com Tribune Expanded Electronic EditionBY MELISSA DARABIAN Associated PressLife is busy. We dont always have the luxury of thumbing through our favorite cookbooks, marking appeal ing recipes with sticky notes for dinners sometime off in the future when we will somehow have time to saltcure a cod or dry-age a side of beef in our garage fridge. Sometimes, we just need to get dinner on the table. It doesnt have to be fancy, but it should still be tasty and nutritious. Enter the chicken leg and thigh! Often overlooked by the healthy cook due to its higher fat content, dark chicken meat is underappreciated. Yes, the dark meat has a few more grams of fat than the white meat of the breasts (a 3 1/2-ounce serving of breast meat has about 4 grams of fat, while the same amount of dark meat has just under 6 grams). And the higher cholesterol of the dark meat means the breast probably still should be in your rotation. But chicken legs and thighs are lus cious in texture and full of avor and protein (about 28 grams per serving). They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. Perhaps most impor tant of all for the busy weeknight cook is that bone-in dark meat chicken is very forgiving in terms of cooking time. Which is to say, it is very hard to overcook dark chicken meat. So on weeknights when my hus band and I both have to work and one daughter has dance and the other three have soccer, lacrosse and more soccer, I totally appreciate the forgiveness offered by the dark meat. One of my favorite weeknight chicken leg and thigh strategies is to load them up in a large plastic bag in the morning, dump in some veggies and a quick marinade, then just toss the whole thing into the refrigerator to sit all day. After work, I dump the con tents of the bag into a baking dish and pop it into the oven while I change into something more comfortable (by which I mean sweats). Dinner, done!WEEKNIGHT LEMON CHICKEN DINNER-IN-A-BAGStart to Finish: 1 hour, plus marinat ing Servings: 4 8 bone-in chicken drumsticks or thighs, or a mix 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon red pepper akes (op tional) Kosher salt and ground black pep per 1 large red or yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges 4 medium red potatoes, halved Using a paper towel in each hand to help grip the chicken pieces, remove and discard the skin by pulling it off. In a 2-gallon zip-close plastic bag, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, thyme, red pepper akes (if using), and a hefty pinch each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken, onion and potatoes, seal the bag and gently turn over several times to evenly coat the contents with the marinade. Re frigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours, turning the bag once or twice if convenient. When ready to cook, heat the oven to 375 F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Dump the con tents of the bag onto the pan, spread into an even layer, then bake uncov ered until the chicken registers 175 F at the thickest parts, about 40 minutes. If the potatoes and onions brown too quickly on one side, turn them for more even cooking. Nutrition information per serving: 610 calories; 220 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 25 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 240 mg cholesterol; 540 mg sodium; 40 g car bohydrate; 5 g ber; 5 g sugar; 55 g protein. Food Network star Melissa dArabian is an expert on healthy eating on a budget. She is the au thor of the cookbook, Supermarket Healthy. http://www.melissadarabian.netAPThis June 22, photo shows weekend lemon chicken diner in a bag in Concord, N.H. Chicken legs and thighs are luscious in texture and full of flavor and protein. They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa dArabian.APThis June 22, photo shows weekend lemon chicken diner in a bag in Concord, N.H. Chicken legs and thighs are luscious in texture and full of flavor and protein. They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. Cooking CornerIts in the bagFor crazy weeknights, dinner in a bag that isnt takeout WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At:ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH aA J J OB TH a A T I s S RIGHT FO r R YOU! Tribune Triple EWednesday, March 21, 2018 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.comTribune Expanded Electronic Edition APThis March 2018 photo shows spaghetti squash with creamy goat cheese sauce and shredded zucchini in New York. BY SARA MOULTON Associated PressSpaghetti squash is a large round squash that forms spaghettilike strands when it's cooked. Its texture is crisp, its taste is mild, and it can indeed replace spaghetti in the recipe of your choice. This is especially good news if you're searching for an alternative to pasta, either because you're allergic to gluten or because you're seeking a more nutritious landing pad for a delicious sauce. Spaghetti squash can be steamed, roasted or cooked in the microwave. Whatever method is used, the squash cooks much faster if you start by slicing it in half. But you have to be careful sawing through its thick skin can be dangerous. Happily, just a few minutes in a microwave will soften up the squash enough to alleviate this danger. After cooking the squash and halving it, I nish it off in the mi crowave, which tenderizes it in 17 to 20 minutes rather than the 30 to 45 minutes required when it's steamed or roasted. By the way, most recipes instruct you to halve the squash lengthwise, but if you halve it crosswise, as in this recipe, you'll end up with strands that are much longer ... and more spaghettilike. When the squash has cooled, use a fork to scrape out the strands. Having prepped the squash to this point, you can store it in the refrigerator for a few days until you're ready to prepare a sauce and nish it, an option you can't employ with actual pasta that, because of its starch content, turns into a big gummy wad of stuck-together strands. (You can also freeze spaghetti squash.) After scooping out the squash strands, add them to the creamy goat cheese sauce, then simmer them for 5 minutes while they soak up the avor. Again, this is something you can't do with actual spaghetti, which would not only become too soft but also completely absorb all of the sauce if you simmered it at length. You can pair spaghetti squash with any sauce you would add to regular pasta. Just remember to let the spaghetti squash cook in the sauce whatever kind it is for a few minutes before serving.Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce and Shredded ZucchiniStart to nish: 1 hour (30 ac tive) Servings: 4 to 6 1 1/2 pounds zucchini 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt One 3to 3 1/2 pound spa ghetti squash 1 1/2 cups sliced onion 2 tablespoons extra-virgin ol ive oil 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth 1 tablespoon nely chopped fresh sage 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled 1 ounce grated ParmigianoReggiano 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts Coarsely grate the zucchini, preferably using the grating disk of a food processor, toss it in a colander with the salt and let it drain for 20 minutes. Prick the spaghetti squash in three or four places with a skewer and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Cut in half cross wise and microwave for 5 minutes. Scrape out and discard the seeds and microwave again for 8 minutes or until the strands of squash are easy to scrape out. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook the onion in the oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 8 min utes. Working with one handful at a time, squeeze the zucchini tightly to get rid of excess mois ture. Add the squeezed zucchini to the onion and cook over medi um heat, stirring for 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and reserve the skillet. Let the spaghetti squash stand until it is cool enough to handle, then scoop out all the strands (you should end up with about 4 1/2 cups). Add the vegetable broth, 1 cup water, the sage and the cheese to the skillet and bring to a boil, whisking. Add the spaghetti squash strands, cover and simmer 5 minutes or until the squash is tender. Add the zucchini and cook for 1 min ute more until the mixture is heated through. Stir in the Par migiano-Reggiano and salt and pepper to taste, transfer to four bowls and top each portion with one-quarter of the nuts. Nutritional information per serving: 326 calories; 170 calo ries from fat; 19 g fat (7 g satu rated; 0 g trans fats); 43 mg cholesterol; 582 mg sodium; 31 g carbohydrates; 8 g ber; 14 g sugar; 14 g protein. BY PATRICK WHITTLE Associated PressPORTLAND, Maine (AP) Good news for scallop fans. Already one of the most readily avail able higher-priced seafoods to consumers, the succulent shellsh could fall in price this year. American harvests of scallops have grown in recent years, from 33.8 million pounds in 2014 to 40.5 million pounds in 2016, and are poised to go up again in 2018 due to a potential increase in the amount shermen are allowed to bring to shore. Meanwhile, the U.S. has been importing even more scallops from countries such as China, Japan and Canada to meet consumer demand. Some members of the seafood industry say it could be a recipe for the price of the shellsh to fall for consumers, who some times pay more than $20 per pound at supermarkets. Fishermen have received slightly less money for scallops at the docks in re cent years about $12 per pound in 2016, down about 50 cents from two years previously. Consumers could start to see that price drop in res taurants and grocery stores this year, said Peter Handy, president and chief execu tive ofcer of Portland, Maine-based Bristol Seafood, a processor and dis tributor. "There is a lot of anxiety about it. Prices could go down. I can't think of a scenario in which prices could go up," he said. "The question is, are we stand ing at the edge of a cliff or are we looking at a little bit of weakness relative to last year?" 2018 has a chance to be only the third time since 1950 in which U.S. scallop harvesters who dredge for scallops off places like Maine and Nantucket is land in Massachusetts collect more than 60 million pounds of the shellsh, Handy said. That most re cently happened in 2006. The price of scallops in the U.S. will likely be affected by this year's imports and exports, which are hard to predict, he said. The state scallop sher ies, led by Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia, have been fairly strong in recent years. Maine sher men, who saw their state's scallop shery collapse in the mid-2000s, had their largest haul in 20 years in 2017. Conservation efforts have helped protect the scallops as a resource, so shermen have been having productive years, said Patrick Keliher, commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources. "Those things are paying off, and we're seeing that in overall value," he said. But shermen remain anxious about what this year will bring for the price of scallops, said Alex Todd, a Maine harvester. "Even this year, price started out the same as last year, but it has dropped fairly signicantly in recent weeks," he said.If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in store Squash Some SghettiSpaghetti squash is tasty alternative to pasta Triple E
Page E2, AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com APThis March 2, 2018 photo shows broccoli with a dusting of parmesan cheese and roasted garlic in Amagansett, N.Y. CITIZEN TRIBUNE FoodEEE-2 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 BY ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated PressMy sister, Mary Pat, is a great cook and an even better baker. Sweets are her thing but as the mother of three active boys, dinner always comes rst_chronologically speaking! One recent night, I had dinner at her house. When I asked if there was anything that I could do to help, she replied that it was all done. When I arrived, the house smelled divine as the Chick en Marbella was already in the oven. We enjoyed a glass of wine as she cleaned and trimmed some broccoli, apologizing for making it because it is well known in my family that I am not a fan of broccoli, but every one else loves it. I answered that it was OK, it would give me even more room for her raspberry-topped Tres Leche Cake that was resting in the refrigerator. When I think about eating a well-balanced meal, I have long wanted to like broccoli, but spinach always trumped broccoli_at least up until now. As we sat down, Mary Pat brought the steaming broccoli dish to the table. It actually looked promising. Bright green orets with a dusting of Parmesan cheese and the rich smell of roasted garlic. I had to try it. It was really good. I ate every piece and had a second helping. And, the next morning, I was still thinking about the broc coli. My sister adapted the rec ipe from a popular pasta that her Italian friend Roberto Broglia, owner of the leg endary but now closed restaurant Pasta Mia in Wash ington D.C., made. Mary Pat remembered that he blanched the broccoli orets, tossed them with a gen erous amount of garlic olive oil and caramelized garlic cloves. He added the gar licky vegetable to al dente pasta and nished it with lots of real Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of red-pepper akes. As my sister started cook ing for her family, she looked for new ways to make broc coli that was both healthy and delicious. She remem bered the broccoli pasta and started making it sans pasta, and the rest is history. Now, I have broccoli on my home rotation. Will wonders never cease?MY SISTER'S BROCCOLIServings: 4-6 Start to nish: 20 minutes 1 head of broccoli 1/2 cup peeled garlic cloves 1/2-1 cup extra-virgin ol ive oil 1 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/2cup grated ParmesanReggiano cheese Pinch of red-pepper akes, optional Trim the broccoli and cut off the orets. I like to cut them in the natural clumps that you can see, but you can also slice the orets down the middle of the "trunk" and cut the orets in half or in quarters if they are really large. Place these in a bowl and run cold water to wash over them to wash away any dirt. Set aside. Meanwhile, place the raw garlic cloves and the oil in a small saucepan with a lid and simmer on low heat until the cloves are caramelized and brown and the oil is fragrant, about 15 minutes. If the garlic isn't golden enough, increase the heat and tilt the pan until all the garlic is submerged in the oil. Season the oil with a pinch of salt. Set aside, but keep warm. If you make the oil and garlic in advance, warm on the stovetop or in the microwave before using to season the hot blanched broccoli. Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil. Add a tea spoon of salt and stir. Add the broccoli orets and cook until crisp-tender, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Remove the orets to a clean serving bowl. Do not plunge them in ice wa ter because you want them warm to absorb the garlic and cheese. Pour the oil and garlic cloves over the broccoli. Toss the broccoli and dust liberally with the grated par mesan cheese. If you like things a little spicy, add a pinch of red pepper akes. Serve immediately. It is best eaten warm or at room tem perature. Nutrition information per serving: 156 calories; 112 calories from fat; 12 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 411 mg sodium; 5 g carbohydrate; 1 g ber; 1 g sugar; 5 g pro tein.BY JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener. McDonald's said Tuesday it's taking steps to cut the greenhouse gases it emits, including tweaking the way the beef in its Big Macs and Quarter Pounders is pro duced. The world's largest burg er chain said it expects the changes to prevent 150 mil lion metric tons (165 million tons) of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere by 2030, equal to taking 32 million cars off the road for a year. Several food and bever age companies have announced changes recently to appeal to customers concerned about the environ ment. Dunkin' Donuts has said it will stop using foam coffee cups by 2020. And soda maker Coca-Cola an nounced plans to recycle a bottle or can for every bev erage it sells by 2030. "We're taking action we care about and customers really appreciate," said Mc Donald's Corp. CEO Steve Easterbrook. The company said three areas beef production, energy use at its restaurants and packaging account for more than 60 percent of its emissions, and it will make changes there rst. To reduce emissions at cattle farms, suppliers are testing a new way to feed cattle: moving animals from pen to pen, so the soil the cows stand on as they eat grass has a chance to recover. Healthier soil can better absorb carbon, the company said, meaning less of it will end up in the air. At its 40,000 restaurants around the world, McDon ald's said it is working with franchisees to replace light bulbs and kitchen appli ances with more energyefcient ones. It is also in the process of using more environmentally friendly materials for its soda cups, Happy Meal boxes and burger wrappers, a shift it announced last month. Because of the compa ny's size, changes made by McDonald's could have a ripple effect across the in dustry, said Sheila Bonini, a senior vice president at the World Wildlife Fund, which worked with McDonald's to make its changes. Mc Donald's beef suppliers, for example, likely sell beef to other restaurant chains. Altogether, McDonald's expects to cut its green house gas emissions by nearly 40 percent by 2030 from 2015 levels. The Oak Brook, Illinoisbased company declined to say how much it will spend to make the changes. On the menu for McDonald's: Cut greenhouse gas emissionsAP In this April 24, 2017, file photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonalds restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh.Try this: add cheese and garlicNot a broccoli fan?
Thursday, March 15, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E3 AroundOsceola.com Check out the THE GUIDE For all your services needs Inside ev ery Thursday and Saturday Osceola News-Gazette.Want to place an ad? Call 407-846-7600Looking For An Attorney... or Dog Groomer? I House Ad CITIZEN TRIBUNEPolitics Wednesday, March 21, 2018 EEE-3 Spending talks nearly done, $1.3T bill soon to be unveiled BY ANDREW TAYLOR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) Negotiators on a $1.3 trillion government spending bill ofcially dropped protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants and gave President Donald Trump only a partial victory on funding for his U.S.Mexico border wall as talks entered the nal stage on Wednesday. GOP aides said that Trump would win $1.6 bil lion for a border wall and physical barriers along the border, which would con struct older wall designs and repair existing segments. But Trump would be denied a more recent, far larger $25 billion request for multi-year funding for the wall project. Democrats said just $641 million would go to new segments of fencing and walls that double as levees. Negotiators planned to ofcially unveil the massive government-wide spending bill later in the day in hopes of passing it before a Friday midnight deadline to avoid a government shutdown. A temporary funding bill to keep operations going this weekend might be required. The top four leaders of both House and Senate met Wednesday and emerged saying they basically had a deal. Were nalizing, said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters, saying the bill would shortly be made public. Were in a good place. The bill would give Trump a huge budget in crease for the military, while Democrats would cement wins on infrastructure and other domestic programs that they failed to get under President Barack Obama. It funds a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel touted by Republicans. The aides required ano nymity because the agreement is not yet public. Battles over budget pri orities in the huge bill were all settled, while a handful of non-budget issues remained, including a GOP effort to x a poorly drafted section of the recent tax cut law that is harming Mid western grain companies. As expected, the measure wont renew protections for young Dreamer immigrants facing possible deportation. It also wont provide sub sidies to insurers who cut costs for low-earning cus tomers. And it wont have federal payments to carriers to help them afford to cover their costliest clients. Another ght would remove an earmark protecting money for a rail tunnel un der the Hudson River thats a top priority of Trumps most powerful Democratic rival, Senate Minority Lead er Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The project would remain eligible for funding, however, and a Schumer aide said the project was likely to win well more than half of the $900 million sought for Gateway this year under rules governing various De partment of Transportation accounts. The measure on the table would provide major fund ing increases for the Pen tagon $80 billion over current limits bringing the military budget to $700 billion and giving GOP de fense hawks a long-sought victory. We made a promise to the country that we would rebuild our military. Aging equipment, personnel short ages, training lapses, main tenance lapses all of this has cost us, said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. With this weeks critical funding bill we will begin to reverse that damage. Domestic accounts would get a generous 10 percent increase on average as well, awarding Democrats the sort of spending increases they sought but never se cured during the Obama ad ministration. Both parties touted $4.6 billion in total funding to ght the nations opi oid addiction epidemic, a $3 billion increase. More than $2 billion would go to strengthen school safety through grants for training, security measures and treat ment for the mentally ill. Medical research at the Na tional Institutes of Health, a longstanding bipartisan priority, would receive a re cord $3 billion increase to $37 billion. Community development block grants, which are exible funds that are enormously popular with mayors and other local of cials, would receive a huge $2.4 billion increase to $5.2 billion despite being marked for elimination in Trumps budget plan. And an Obama-era transportation grant program known as TIGER would see its budget tripled to $1.5 billion. Head Start for pre schoolers would get a $610 boost, while an additional $2.4 billion would go for child care grants. We have worked to re store and in many cases increase investments in education, health care, opioids, NIH, child care, college affordability and other domestic and military priorities, said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a key ne gotiator of the measure. Agencies historically unpopular with Republi cans, such as the IRS, ap pear likely to get increases too, in part to prepare for implementation of the Re publicans recently passed tax measure. The Environ mental Protection Agency, always a GOP target, would have its budget frozen at $8 billion. Lawmakers agreed on the broad outlines of the budget plan last month. The legisla tion implementing that deal is viewed as possibly one of few bills moving through Congress this year, making it a target for lawmakers and lobbyists seeking to at tach their top priorities. And while Democrats yielded on $1.6 billion in wall funding, none of that money would go for the new prototypes that Trump recently visited in San Di ego. Negotiators rejected Trumps plans to hire hun dreds of new Border Patrol and immigration enforcement agents, congressional aides said. Republican conservatives are dismayed by the freespending measure, which means Democratic votes are required to pass it. That gave Democrats leverage to force GOP negotiators to drop numerous policy riders that Democrats considered poison pills.Senators press Trump officials on safeguarding 2018 ballotsWASHINGTON (AP) With the 2018 elections already underway, senators chided the current and for mer secretaries of Homeland Security on Wednesday for not more strongly warning the American public about past Russian intrusions in state elec tion systems and for a lack of urgency to protect balloting this year. Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trumps secretary of Homeland Se curity, testied alongside Jeh John son, secretary under former President Barack Obama, as the Senate intelli gence committee launched an effort to protect the countrys election security after Russian agents targeted election systems in 21 states ahead of the 2016 general election. Theres no evidence that any hack in the November 2016 election affected election results, but the attempts rattled state election ofcials and prompted the federal gov ernment and states to examine the way votes are counted. Senators on the panel have criticized both administrations for not moving quickly enough to stem the Russian threat, and continued to do so at the hearing. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, critiqued Nielsens open ing statement, which described a series of efforts the department had already announced. I hear no sense of urgency to really get on top of this issue, Collins said, noting that we are already in an elec tion year. Collins noted that many state elec tion ofcials have remained without security clearances, making it harder for the department to share informa tion with them. To speed up communications and in telligence sharing, the department has been working to grant security clear ances to up to three election ofcials in each state. Nielsen said Wednesday that just 20 of those ofcials have been granted full clearances. We are doing our best to speed up the process, Nielsen said. Communication and intelligence sharing by the federal government has been a key concern among state and local election ofcials. Those ofcials complained that it took the federal gov ernment nearly a year to inform them whether their states had been targeted by Russian hackers. Collins, who has introduced legisla tion with other members of the com mittee to improve election cybersecu rity, also pressed Johnson, asking if he should have issued stronger warnings in 2016 as it became clear that Rus sians were trying to intrude into the systems. Johnson defended the way he alerted state and local election ofcials, noting that in the late summer and fall of 2016 he was repeatedly issuing public warn ings for those ofcials to get cyberse curity assistance from the department. We were beating the drum pretty hard, Johnson said. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, also lambasted the Obama administrations response, saying it was not sufcient to warn the public in any way, shape or form. The hearing follows a Tuesday news conference in which committee mem bers from both parties said govern ment efforts to protect state and local elections from Russian cyberattacks havent gone far enough. Federal warn ings last time did not provide enough information to state election ofcials or in some cases go to the right people, the senators said, though they reiter ated that there was no evidence votes were changed. Top U.S. intelligence ofcials have said theyve seen indications Russian agents are preparing a new round of election interference this year. The committee is recommending that states make sure voting machines have paper audit trails and arent ca pable of being connected to the inter net. Senators also are pushing for bet ter communication among the various U.S. intelligence agencies and federal, state and local governments about cyber threats and vulnerabilities in com puter systems. The committee s recommendations preview an election security report expected to be released in full in the coming weeks. It is the rst of four reports planned as part of the panels wide-ranging investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Virginia Sen. Mark War ner, the top Democrat on the panel, released the recommendations ahead of Wednesdays hearing. They come as Congress is eyeing $380 billion in state grants for election security in a wide-ranging spending bill expected to be unveiled as soon as Wednesday. The bill also contains $307 million for the FBI to go after Russian cyberattacks. Senators are also urging state and lo cal election ofcials to take advantage of resources provided by the Homeland Security Department, such as compre hensive risk assessments and remote cyberscanning of their networks to spot vulnerabilities. Overall, experts say far too little has been done to shore up those vulnerabilities in 10,000 U.S. voting jurisdictions that mostly run on obsolete and imperfectly secured technology. As of last month, just 14 states had requested risk assessments and 30 had asked for remote cyberscans of their networks, according to Home land Security ofcials. But even that was straining resources, since many of those risk assessments have not been completed. Warner has said he thinks the pro cess to prevent any compromise of election systems needs to be more ro bust, especially since President Donald Trump has not addressed the matter as an urgent problem. Every one of Mr. Trumps appoin tees in law enforcement and national security acknowledge what an ongoing threat Russia is, Warner said Tuesday. Its pretty amazing to me weve had the director of the FBI, the director of national intelligence and the head of the NSA say in public testimony within the last month that theyve received no direction from the White House to make election security a priority. BY DAVID BAUDER AP Media WriterNEW YORK (AP) After Shepard Smith set off some internal Fox News Channel bickering over his description of entertaining opinion programming, a glance at the cable television rankings reveals the extent to which polit ical talk has become a pastime for millions of Americans. The Nielsen company said 26 of the 40 most-watched programs on cable television last week were political shows on Fox News or MSNBC, including each week night telecast by Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity and Law rence ODonnell. Seven were telecasts of games from opening week of the NCAA mens college basketball tournament and four were professional wrestling. Only three scripted programs AMCs The Walking Dead, an HGTV episode of Fixer Upper and a Hallmark movie made the list. Smith, the afternoon news anchor who signed a contract extension last week, had one show on the list. He said in an interview with Time magazine that some of Foxs opinion programming is there strictly to be entertaining. I get that, he said. I dont work there. I wouldnt work there. I dont want to sit around and yell at each other and talk about your philosophy and my philosophy. That sounds horrible to me. Smith also said that Foxs opinion shows dont really have rules. They can say whatever they want if its their opinion, he said. That comment drew rebukes from Hannity and fellow Fox prime-time host Laura Ingraham, who said both of their shows make news. Maddows Tuesday evening telecast on MSNBC, with 3.42 million viewers, was the most-watched news pro gram on cable last week, Nielsen said. Hannity was in sec ond and third place. Sixteen of the 26 political programs were on Fox, with the other 10 on MSNBC. Fox, which averaged 2.31 million viewers in prime time last week, was the most-watched cable network while MSNBC was second with 1.98 million, Nielsen said. CNN, which averaged 1.11 million viewers in prime time last week, has been losing ground to its rivals re cently as viewers settle into political camps. That may be behind its decision last week to shufe its lineup, adding a prime-time show with Chris Cuomo as host. CBS was the most-watched broadcast network last week, averaging 7 million viewers. NBC had 5.6 million, ABC had 4.7 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.6 million, ION Television had 1.5 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million. Following Fox News and MSNBC, the remaining three networks in cables top ve were boosted by the NCAA mens basketball tournament. TBS averaged 1.78 million, TNT had 1.77 million and TruTV had 1.55 million. ABCs World News Tonight topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.8 million. NBCs Nightly News had 7.9 million and the CBS Evening News had 6.7 million. For the week of March 12-18, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NCIS, CBS, 13.27 million; The Voice (Monday), NBC, 11.88 million; The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 11.18 million; This is Us, NBC, 10.94 million; Bull, CBS, 10.64 million; Minutes, CBS, 10.08 million; The Good Doctor, ABC, 9.89 million; NCIS: New Orleans, CBS, 9.25 million; Instinct, CBS, 9.05 million; American Idol (Monday), ABC, 8.41 million.Nielsens illustrate the popularity of political showsAPSenate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., center, previews some of the panels recom mendations for improving the nations elections.
Page E4, THE CIVIL WAR COURIER THE CIVIL WAR COURIER the reenactment hobbyist Only $3.00 Osceola News-Gazette.108 Church Street, Kissimmee Fl 34771407-846-7600 CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 US stocks inch up as investors wait for Fed news on rates Northeast braces for spring noreasters heavy snow, windsBY MARLEY JAY AP Markets WriterNEW YORK (AP) U.S. stocks are mostly higher Wednesday as investors wait for news on interest rates from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is widely expected to raise rates, and investors will be watching closely for clues about how many more increases the central bank may make this year and also for the Feds assessment of how the economy is doing. Energy companies are rising along with the price of oil and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are climb ing. Homebuilders are up following a report that sales increased in February. Cereal maker General Mills is sinking after it reported rising expenses and cut its prot forecast. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 6 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,723 as of 11:44 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 55 points, or 0.2 percent, to 24,782. The Nasdaq composite added 12 points, or 0.2 percent, to 7,377. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gained 12 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,583. FED WATCH: Federal Reserve policymakers have be gun a two-day policy meeting that is expected to result in the rst of three interest rate hikes expected this year. One of the key debates on Wall Street is whether the Fed will wind up increasing rates four times instead of three. Investors will be watching for Powells comments at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Bond prices were stable. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was unchanged after it jumped to 2.90 per cent Tuesday. COMMODITIES: Benchmark U.S. crude rose $1.28, or 2 percent, to $64.82 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, added $1.58, or 2.3 per cent, to $69 a barrel in London. Metals prices also increased. Gold rose 0.7 percent, to $1,321.70 an ounce and silver jumped 23 cents, or 1.4 percent, to $16.42 an ounce. SWEET HOMES: Homebuilders rose after the Na tional Association of Realtors said sales of already-built homes jumped in February. That came after declines in December and January, and shows many Americans are still looking to buy despite rising prices and a shrinking number of homes on the market. TRI Pointe Group climbed 50 cents, or 3.1 percent, to $16.88 and D.R. Horton added $1.25, or 2.9 percent, to $44.43. SPILLED MILK: General Mills, the maker of Cheeri os cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other packaged foods, plunged after its third-quarter results were hurt by rising freight and commodity costs. The company also cut its annual prot outlook. The stock dropped $4.65, or 9.3 percent, to $45.28. Other packaged food companies also fell hard. Kellogg sank $2.45, or 3.7 percent, to $63.87 and J.M. Smucker lost $5.14, or 4.1 percent, to $120.29. RE-FRIENDED: After early losses, Facebook rose $1.97, or 1.2 percent, to $170.12. The stock fell a total of 9 percent Monday and Tuesday following reports a data mining rm working for President Donald Trumps cam paign took data from the accounts of 50 million Face book users without their permission. That led authorities in Britain and the U.S. to launch investigations into Face books handling of user data. The stock is down 12 percent from the all-time high it set Feb. 1. Other social media companies also regained a portion of their recent losses. Twitter rose $1.62, or 5.2 percent, to $32.97 and Snap gained 76 cents, or 4.8 percent, to $16.76. Twitter fell 11 percent in the last two days. Snap dropped 10 percent in a four-day losing streak that began last week, when pop star Rihanna called on her fans to delete the Snapchat app after an ad for game that made jokes about her assault in 2009 by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown. Snap apologized for the ad. DEAL OR NO DEAL? Customer-management soft ware developer Salesforce agreed to buy software com pany MuleSoft for $44.89 a share, or $5.9 billion. Mule Soft had jumped 27 percent Tuesday on reports it was close to a deal and gained another $2.32, or 5.5 percent, to $44.32 Wednesday. Salesforce.com lost $5.14, or 4.1 percent, to $120.29. Department store operator Nordstrom slipped $1.09, or 2.2 percent, to $48.26 after the company said it ended buyout talks with top executives and family members of the companys founder, saying it couldnt get the group to raise its price. Earlier this month it rejected an offer of $50 a share. Qualcomm slipped 45 cents to $57.81 and NXP Semi conductors lost 68 cents to $122.42 after Bloomberg News reported that regulators in China arent willing to approve Qualcomms purchase of NXP until Qualcomm agrees to more protections for local companies. GROUNDED: Airlines skidded after Southwest said its revenue is suffering as it cuts fares to compete with other companies. Southwest also said the retirement of some Boeing 737-300 planes and the timing of spring break holidays is affecting its business. Southwest dropped $3.24, or 5.3 percent, to $57.45 and American Airlines fell $1.53, or 2.8 percent, to $53.79. Delta slid 95 cents to $55.55. CURRENCIES: The dollar fell to 106.22 yen from 106.46 yen. The euro rose to $1.2289 from $1.2253. OVERSEAS: Germanys DAX lost 0.3 percent and the CAC 40 in France declined 0.5 percent. Britains FTSE 100 fell 0.5 percent. Hong Kongs Hang Seng index erased earlier gains to fall 0.4 percent and South Koreas Kospi nished little changed. Markets in Japan were closed for a holiday.BY KRISTEN DE GROOT AND BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) The fourth noreaster in three weeks pushed its way up the East Coast on Wednesday, the rst full day of spring, with high winds and the potential for a foot or more of snow from West Virginia to New England. Airlines canceled thousands of ights, and school districts through out the Northeast canceled classes ahead of the storm thats expected to intensify in the afternoon, with heavy, wet snow likely to knock out power across the region. Shore towns were warned that coastal ooding is possible. Snow started falling Tuesday night in West Virginia and Kentucky and continued through Wednesday morn ing, while mid-Atlantic states saw a wintry mix before the precipitation was to change over to all snow. The National Weather Service said the storm was expected to kick into gear in the mid-Atlantic by late Wednesday morning, then head north to New York and New England. But forecasters noted the storm had sharp gradients that could cause several inches to fall in some spots, while nearby areas could see far less accu mulation. Residents still frazzled from the last three recent storms said they were ready for this one, though many hoped it would be the last and give way to spring-like weather. I didnt think Id still need to keep storm stuff in my car in late March, but what are you going to do? Wilson Collins said as he pre pared to leave his Toms River, New Jersey, home on Wednesday morning, checking his trunk to make sure he had a shovel, a blanket and other emergency items. Im hoping most of the snow will accumulate just on the grass, but the roads will be a mess no matter what. I just hope this is nally it. National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Peterson said the latest storm is tough to call. Its denitely a tricky forecast, Petersen said. Were still expecting heavy snows throughout the region, but there could be lower numbers in some coastal areas where warm er temperatures are causing rain or more of a wintry mix. Residents were urged to stay home and off the roads, if possible, so crews can try to keep streets clear. The ight-tracking site FlightA ware reported more than 3,800 can celed ights across the U.S., most in the Northeast. On the ground, Amtrak scaled back service on the Northeast corri dor between Washington and Boston, and some states banned certain types of trucks from major highways. APA woman approaches the Hoboken Terminal of the PATH train system as light snow falls Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Hoboken, N.J.BY BRIAN MELLEY Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) Lois Goodman was walking out of a hotel on her way to judge a U.S. Open ten nis match in New York in 2012 when police swept in to handcuff and arrest her in front of news cameras. The charge was murder and the vic tim was her husband of a half-century, Alan Goodman, who had been found dead in their Los Angeles home four months earlier. It would be another four months be fore Los Angeles prosecutors acknowledged that they didnt have a case and dropped the charges. Six years later, Lois Goodman is still ghting to re claim the reputation that was tarnished by the legal ordeal. Goodman goes to federal court Wednesday for trial in her lawsuit claiming a doctor at the Los Ange les coroners ofce deprived her civil rights by falsifying the autopsy report. She says Deputy Medical Examiner Yulai Wang didnt follow procedure when he changed the cause of death on Alan Goodmans death certicate from an accident to a homicide without explanation. Wang has denied the allegations. He still works for the county coroner, but spokesman Ed Winter declined to com ment on the lawsuit. Attorneys in the case are under a court order not to comment until a jury is seated. Wangs attorneys didnt re turn messages seeking comment. The change in cause of death led to a murder charge and the sensational ar rest that included footage of Goodman being driven away in a New York City police squad car. Police said Goodman bludgeoned her husband with a coffee mug. Her lawyers said the 80-year-old, who was legally blind, tripped and fell down stairs at home while she was ofciat ing a college tennis match and getting a manicure on April 17, 2012. She returned home that evening to nd him dead in bed. A shattered cof fee mug was found at the bottom of the stairs. The charges were dropped in De cember 2012 after Goodman passed a lie detector test and two other experts retained by prosecutors reviewed the autopsy report and concluded the death was an accident. Dr. Frank Sheridan, San Bernardino County chief medical examiner, said parts of Wangs autopsy report were extremely below standard, according to court records. There were no blood spatters that would have been consistent with a beating, none of Lois Goodmans DNA was on the mug and none of her hus bands blood was found on the cloth ing she wore that day. Goodman wants to have the coroner change the cause of death on the death certicate to an accident. She also wants $100,000 that she spent on law yers, bail and other expenses as well as unspecied damages for the emotional toll of the arrest. Goodman, 76, originally sued the Los Angeles Police Department and the detectives who investigated the case, along with the coroners ofce and Wang. A federal judge threw out that lawsuit, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the case against Wang. The appeals court ruled 2-1 to dis miss the case against the police be cause they relied on the conclusion of the coroner. A dissenting judge said the LAPD should have still faced the lawsuit. Goodman, who knew she was being investigated by police, had offered to surrender if they planned to charge her. She alleged that detectives misled a judge who signed her arrest warrant so they could detain her in New York in front of news cameras. Before a court order not to discuss the case, attorney Robert Sheahen said Goodman had been railroaded.Tennis umpire accused of killing aims to clear name
Thursday, March 15, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E5 BY HARUNA UMAR AND KRISTA LARSON Associated PressMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, drop ping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: Dont ever put your daughters in school again. Several of the girls interviewed by The Associated Press said they had been traveling for days before the convoy of vehicles arrived in the center of the town of Dapchi around 2 a.m. Residents who had ed upon hearing that Boko Haram was headed their way watched from hiding as dozens of girls descended from the vehicles apparently un harmed. We were freed because we are Muslim girls and they didnt want us to suffer. That is why they re leased us, said Khadija Grema, one of the freed girls who said a Christian classmate remained captive. The extraordinary development brought elation to most of the fami lies, but more heartache for the relatives of the nine girls still unaccounted for. The sister of one of the girls still being held captive fainted Wednesday upon hearing news that she was not among those freed. One 14-year-old released by the ghters told reporters that ve girls had died. She did not provide other details and it was not immediately possible to independently verify her claim. The abductions in Dapchi have evoked painful memories of the tragedy in Chibok, where 276 girls were kidnapped from their board ing school. Nearly four years lat er, about 100 of them have never returned home. Many had been forced to marry their captors and had children fathered by them. The Nigerian government denied that it had paid a ransom in ex change for the girls freedom. The girls were released through backchannel efforts and with the help of some friends of the country, and it was unconditional, Information Minister Lai Mohammed told jour nalists in the capital of Abuja. No money changed hands. They only had one condition that they will return them to where they took them. So in the early hours of today, they did return the girls and most of them went to their parents, he said. The girls were meeting with counselors at a nearby hospital, and will be quarantined and be coun seled before they go back to their schools, he added. The ghters had rolled into Dap chi in nine vehicles and the girls were left in the center of town. As terried residents emerged from their homes, the extremists is sued an ominous warning, resident Baana Musa told the AP. We did it out of pity. And dont ever put your daughters in school again, the residents said the ex tremists told them. Boko Haram means Western education is for bidden in the Hausa language. Nigerias government said 101 of the 110 schoolgirls had been con rmed freed and that the number would be updated after the remain ing ones have been documented. The latest mass abduction is thought to have been carried out by a Boko Haram splinter group aligned with the Islamic State group that has criticized the leader of the main Boko Haram organiza tion for targeting civilians and has focused instead on military and Western targets. The release came a day after an Amnesty International report accused the Nigerian military of failing to heed several warnings of an imminent attack on Feb. 19 during which the girls were seized. The military has called the report an outright falsehood. Wednesdays miraculous development also brought renewed focus to the 100 Chibok girls still miss ing since April 2014. Coinciden tally some of the Chibok families had already made plans to travel to Dapchi that day to lend their moral support before it was known that most of the girls had been released. Some of the Chibok families in stead joined in rejoicing with the Dapchi parents, said Lawan Zannah, secretary of the Chibok par ents association. This development gives us light that ... we can take a message to our other colleagues at home that yes, what we have seen will give us hope that our own (girls) too will be released, Zannah said. CITIZEN TRIBUNE World Wednesday, March 21, 2018 EEE-5 Iraq holding more than 19,000 because of IS, militant tiesBAGHDAD (AP) Iraq has de tained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other ter ror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The As sociated Press. The mass incarceration and speed of guilty verdicts raise concerns over potential miscarriages of justice and worries that jailed militants are recruiting within the general prison population to build new extremist networks. The AP count is based partially on an analysis of a spreadsheet list ing all 27,849 people imprisoned in Iraq as of late January, provided by an ofcial who requested anonym ity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Thousands more also are believed to be held in detention by other bodies, including the Federal Police, military intel ligence and Kurdish forces. Those exact gures could not be immediately obtained. The AP determined that 8,861 of the prisoners listed in the spread sheet were convicted of terrorismrelated charges since the beginning of 2013 arrests overwhelmingly likely to be linked to the Islamic State group, according to an intel ligence gure in Baghdad. In addition, another 11,000 peo ple currently are being detained by the intelligence branch of the Interior Ministry, undergoing inter rogation or awaiting trial, a second intelligence ofcial said. Both intelligence ofcials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the press. Theres been great overcrowd ing ... Iraq needs a large number of investigators and judges to resolve this issue, Fadhel al-Gharwari, a member of Iraqis parliament-ap pointed human rights commission, told the AP. Al-Gharwari said many legal proceedings have been delayed because the country lacks the re sources to respond to the spike in incarcerations. Large numbers of Iraqis were de tained during the 2000s, when the U.S. and Iraqi governments were battling Sunni militants, including al-Qaida, and Shiite militias. In 2007, at the height of the ghting, the U.S. military held 25,000 de tainees. The spreadsheet obtained by the AP showed that about 6,000 people arrested on terror charges before 2013 still are serving those sentences. But the current wave of deten tions has hit the Iraqi justice system much harder because past arrests were spread out over a much longer period and the largest numbers of detainees were held by the Ameri can military, with only a portion sent to Iraqi courts and the rest released. Human Rights Watch warned in November that the broad use of ter rorism laws meant those with mini mal connections to the Islamic State group are caught up in prosecutions alongside those behind the worst abuses. The group estimated a simi lar number of detainees and prison ers about 20,000 in all. Based on all my meetings with senior government ofcials, I get the sense that no one perhaps not even the prime minster himself knows the full number of detain ees, said Belkis Wille, the organi zations senior Iraq researcher. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is running to retain his posi tion in national elections slated for May, has repeatedly called for ac celerated death sentences for those charged with terrorism. The spreadsheet analyzed by the AP showed that 3,130 prisoners have been sentenced to death on terrorism charges since 2013. Since 2014, about 250 execu tions of convicted IS members have been carried out, according to the Baghdad-based intelligence ofcial. About 100 of those took place last year, a sign of the accelerating pace of hangings. The United Nations has warned that fast-tracking executions puts innocent people at greater risk of being convicted and executed, resulting in gross, irreversible miscar riages of justice. The rising number of those de tained and imprisoned reects the more than four-year ght against the Islamic State group, which rst formed in 2013 and conquered nearly a third of Iraq and neighbor ing Syria the next year. Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, eventually rolled the group back on both sides of the border, regaining nearly all of the territory by the end of last year. Throughout the ghting, Iraq has pushed thousands of IS suspects through trials in counterterrorism courts. Trials witnessed by the AP and human rights groups often took no longer than 30 minutes. The vast majority were convicted under Iraqs Terrorism Law, which has been criticized as overly broad. Asked about the process, Saad alHadithi, a government spokesman, said, The government is intent that every criminal and terrorist receive just punishment. The largest concentration of those with IS-related convictions is in Nasiriyah Central Prison, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, a sprawling maximum-security complex housing more than 6,000 people accused of terrorism-related offenses. Cells designed to hold two prisoners now hold six, according to a prison ofcial who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. The ofcial said over crowding makes it difcult to segre gate prisoners charged with terror ism and that an inadequate number of guards means IS members are openly promoting their ideology in side the prison. Though prisoners at Nasiriyah were banned last year from giving sermons and recruiting fellow in mates, the ofcial said he still wit nesses prisoners circulating extremist religious teachings. In wards holding mostly terrorrelated convicts, high-ranking IS members have banned prisoners from watching television. Many re fuse to eat meat from the cafeteria, believing it hasnt been prepared according to religious guidelines, the prison ofcial said. The relative free rein for extrem ists is reminiscent of Bucca Prison, a now-closed facility that the U.S. military ran in southern Iraq in the 2000s. The facility proved a petri dish where militant detainees mingled including the man who now leads the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who spent nearly ve years there, joining with other militants who became prominent in the group. Iraqi ofcials say they have taken steps to prevent a repeat of the Buc ca phenomenon. We will never allow Bucca to happen again, said an Interior Ministry ofcer overseeing the detention of IS suspects in the Mosul area, also speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. The Americans freed their captives; under Iraq, they will all re ceive the death penalty, he said. Cellphone signal jammers are installed at prisons holding IS sus pects. But in Nasiriyah, the prison ofcial said inmates appear to re main in contact with the outside. He recounted how just days af ter a guard disciplined a senior IS member in the prison, the man threatened the guards family, list ing the names and ages of his chil dren. The imprisonments hit hard among Iraqs Sunni Arab minority, threatening to worsen tensions with the Shiite-dominated government. The community was both the pool that IS drew recruits from and the population most brutally victimized by its rule. Mass incarcerations under former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki led to widespread resentment among Sunnis, helping fuel the growth of IS. The head of the International Red Cross, an organization that regularly visits prison and detention facilities in Iraq, warned that mass detentions often incite future cycles of violence. Its the tortures, the ill treatments, the continuous long-term bad conditions in detentions which have radicalized a lot of actors which we nd again as armed ac tors on the battleeld, ICRC Presi dent Peter Maurer said during a recent visit to Iraq. Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in schoolAPIn this Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, displaced men from Hawija stand facing a wall in order not to see security officers, who will try to determine if they were associated with the Islamic State group. BY YANAN WANG Associated PressBEIJING (AP) Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Pe ter Cayetano hailed a golden period in ties with China on Wednesday despite differences over the South China Sea as the countries discussed how they might conduct joint devel opment projects in the disputed waters. Cayetano made the remarks in Beijing after meeting with his counterpart Wang Yi, who said the two countries will ad vance discussions on offshore oil and gas exploration. This way, the South China Sea disputes will no longer block the development of bilateral ties, but rather the South China Sea will be turned into a source of friendship and co operation between our two countries, Wang said. China and the Philippines have long tussled over islands and reefs in the South China Sea and since taking ofce in 2013, Xi has taken a hard line on issues of Chinese sover eignty. Kicking off his second ve-year term on Tuesday, Xi de clared in a fervently nationalistic address to the ceremonial legislature that China would never cede one inch of its ter ritory. China rejected an international tribunals 2016 ruling invalidating much of its claim to virtually the entire South China Sea in a case brought by the Philippines. But Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pushed for closer relations with Beijing, downplaying the dispute over territory claimed by both sides and courting Chinese aid and investment. For its part, China has eased pressure on Philip pine shermen and is working with the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to reach a code of conduct to avoid frictions while operating in the area where an estimated $5 trillion in international trade passes annually. Cayetano said Duterte will be attending the Boao regional economic forum on Chinas Hainan island next month, add ing that the Philippines looks forward to welcoming Xi for a state visit. Our relationship is in a golden period, and with very posi tive momentum, we are now ready to face more challenges together, Cayetano said. He expressed condence that China and the Philippines will nd a suitable legal framework for their different viewpoints on the South China Sea. Along with rich but diminishing shing stocks, the South China Sea is believed to hold deposits of oil, gas and other resources.China, Philippines discuss joint South China Sea projects
Page E6, CITIZEN TRIBUNE HealthEEE-2 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 APIn this March 17, 2017 file photo, shows ampules of yellow fever vaccine in a field hospital in Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil.Yellow fever shots urged for Brazil travelers amid outbreakNEW YORK (AP) U.S. health ofcials are warning travelers to stay away from certain areas of Brazil if they haven't been vaccinated against yellow fever. Ten recent tourists, none from the U.S., got the mosquito-borne disease, and four died. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has long urged trav elers to Brazil to get yellow fever shots, issued a report Friday amid a surge of illnesses near major cit ies. Yellow fever was wiped out in the U.S. over a cen tury ago, and the shot is not part of routine vacci nations. The virus can be spread by the same mosquito that transmits other tropical diseases, including Zika and dengue. Most people recover after fever, chills and other symptoms, but some get more seriously ill and can develop inter nal bleeding and organ failure. Why isn't learning about public health a larger part of becoming a doctor?Chronic conditions, such as Type II diabetes and hypertension, account for seven in 10 deaths in the United States each year. And by some estimates, public health factors, such as the physical environment we live in, socioeconomic status and ability to access health ser vices, determine 90% of our health. Biomedical sciences and actual medical care the stuff doctors do determine the remaining 10%. Clinical medicine can treat patients when they are sick, but public health provides an opportunity to prevent disease and poor health. But too often, medi cal students dont get to learn about public health, or how to use it when they become doctors. That means many of todays students arent learning about health care in a broader context. Why doctors need to know about public health What should a physician do if patients are unable to visit a physician because their workplace doesnt give them sick days? What about an obese individual who has trouble following healthy eating recommendations because their neighborhood doesnt have a grocery store? If we want the next gener ation of medical profession als to understand why some patients have an easier time following a care plan than others, or understand what causes these conditions so we can prevent them, medical schools need to look to ward public health. Epidemiology, a core dis cipline within public health, emphasizes the study and application of treatment to disease and other health-related issues within a population. It is focused on prevention, which means understanding what makes people sick or unwell. You might hear about epi demiologists who work on guring out how infectious diseases spread. But they also study obesity, cancer, how our environments affect our health and more. So a doctor with training in public health would have an understanding of how en vironmental, social and be havioral factors impact their patients health. These phy sicians might also draw on other medical professionals to treat individuals who are sick, and prevent sickness from occurring in the rst place. Medical schools recognize that their students should learn more about public health. But according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), about one-fourth of 2015 medical school graduates report that they intend to participate in public healthrelated activities during their career, and nearly onethird of graduates report that training related to commu nity health and social service agencies was inadequate. Putting public health into medicine But this is slowly starting to change. For instance, the Medical College Acceptance Test (MCAT), which all medi cal school applicants in the US take, used to focus on just physical and biological sciences and verbal reason ing. But in 2014 the MCAT added a new section on the psychological, social and biological foundations of behavior. The idea is to pro vide students with a foundation learn about what public health scholars call the so cial determinants of health. These are conditions and en vironments in which we are born, work, live and interact with others. Expectations for students transitioning from medical school to their postgraduate residency are also starting to change. The AAMC has a list of 13 activities that medical school graduates are expected to be able to do on their rst day of residency. The activities (called Entrustable Professional Activities, or EPAs) integrate, among other core competencies, principles of public health into every day practice. They include guidelines for working with individuals who have differ ent belief systems, patientcentered practice and un derstanding how to access and use information about the needs individuals have and the community resource available to them. Having students make house calls At the University of Flor ida, where I teach, popula tion health-based topics are integrated into our medi cal school curriculum, and also into curricula for other health professions. Each fall, 700 rst-year health science students studying everything from dentistry to clinical psychology, health administration, pharmacy, nursing and more take part in a service learning project with local families. Students complete coursework about public health, but they are also assigned to work with a family through the year. Students make a series of home visits, which means that they can see, rsthand, how the familys home environment shapes their health. Because the project includes students from all the health professions, it helps them under stand each others roles and responsibilities in providing care. In these visits, students get a chance to see the myr iad factors that can make it easier or harder for a patient to follow the care plan their doctor prescribes. Students may learn that their patients have priorities in life that come before monitoring their own health. And for many students, this may be the only home visit that they make during their entire ca reer. For instance, a team of our students were humbled to learn that one of the pa tients they visited, a woman with severe hypertension and Type II diabetes, put her desire to provide Christmas presents for the six grandchildren she was raising over her medication adherence or her glucose monitoring. She was more focused on her grandchildren than spending time on monitoring her health and taking medications. These home visits show students how complex their patients lives really are. And that give these future doctors a perspective on their patients that they may never get in a clinical visit. Other medical schools putting public health on the agenda The University of Florida isnt the only medical school investing time and energy to explore new methods to teach students about public health. Some are adopting dualdegree models that allow medical students to earn degrees in both public health and medicine. Often, these programs extend students training by 12 months, but some institutions, like the University of Miami and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, have developed fouryear dual-degree programs. Other institutions, such as the University of Illinois and Florida International University, are integrating population and public health perspectives throughout their curricula, to make sure that all students learn about pub lic health.A history of loneliness(THE CONVERSATION) Is loneliness our modern malaise? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of ser vice was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness. Chronic loneliness, some say, is like smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It kills more people than obesity. Because loneliness is now considered a public health issue and even an epidemic people are exploring its causes and trying to nd so lutions. While writing a book on the history of how poets wrote about loneliness in the Romantic Period, I discovered that loneliness is a rela tively new concept and once had an easy cure. However, as the concepts meaning has transformed, nding solutions has become harder. Returning to the origins of the word and understanding how its meaning has changed through time gives us a new way to think about modern loneliness, and the ways in which we might address it. The dangers of venturing into lonelinesses Although loneliness may seem like a timeless, universal experience, it seems to have originated in the late 16th century, when it signaled the danger created by being too far from other people. In early modern Britain, to stray too far from society was to surrender the protections it provided. Distant forests and mountains inspired fear, and a lonely space was a place in which you might meet some one who could do you harm, with no one else around to help. In order to frighten their congregations out of sin, ser mon writers asked people to imagine themselves in lonelinesses places like hell, the grave or the desert. Yet well into the 17th century, the words loneliness and lonely rarely appeared in writing. In 1674, the naturalist John Ray compiled a glossary of infrequently used words. He included loneliness in his list, dening it as a term used to describe places and people far from neighbours. John Miltons 1667 epic poem Paradise Lost features one of the rst lonely characters in all of British literature: Satan. On his jour ney to the garden of Eden to tempt Eve, Satan treads lonely steps out of hell. But Milton isnt writing about Satans feelings; instead, hes emphasizing that hes crossing into the ultimate wilder ness, a space between hell and Eden where no angel has previously ventured. Satan describes his loneliness in terms of vulnerabil ity: From them I go / This uncouth errand sole, and one for all / Myself expose, with lonely steps to tread / Th unfounded deep. The dilemma of modern loneliness Even if we now enjoy the wilderness as a place of ad venture and pleasure, the fear of loneliness persists. The problem has simply moved into our cities. Many are trying to solve it by bringing people physically closer to their neighbors. Studies point to a spike in the number of people who live alone and the breakdown of family and community structures. British Prime Minister Theresa May has set her sights on combating loneliness and appointed a minister of loneliness to do just that in January. There is even a phi lanthropy called the Campaign to End Loneliness. But the drive to cure lone liness oversimplies its modern meaning. In the 17th century, when loneliness was usually relegated to the space outside the city, solving it was easy. It merely required a return to society. However, loneliness has since moved inward and has become much harder to cure. Because its taken up residence inside minds, even the minds of people living in bustling cities, it cant always be solved by company. Modern loneliness isnt just about being physically removed from other people. Instead, its an emotional state of feeling apart from others without necessarily being so.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E7 WASHINGTON (AP) Congressional Republicans made clear Tuesday they won't take steps to pro tect special counsel Robert Mueller from being red, insisting it's unnecessary and opting instead to wait out the storm. As head of the Russia investigation, Mueller has become a favorite target of President Donald Trump's Twitter feed. Trump has declared the probe a "total WITCH HUNT with mas sive conicts of interest!" It's language no recent president has used for a federal inquiry. But House and Senate leaders have re mained quiet, and decidedly unrufed. "I've received assurances his ring is not even under consideration," said House Speaker Paul Ryan. "The special counsel should be free to follow through his investigation to its comple tion without interference. Absolutely. I am condent that he'll be able to do that." Republicans have taken notice of Trump's blistering criticism of Mueller, who is conducting a criminal probe into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign had ties to Russia and whether there has been obstruction of justice since then. Such notable Republicans as Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Com mittee, and Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate For eign Relations Committee, have told Trump to cut it out. And Orrin Hatch, chair man of the Senate Finance Committee, said that ring Mueller would be "the stu pidest thing the president could do." But Hatch, on CNN, also said he didn't see any need for legislation to protect Mueller. And that sentiment was widely echoed by GOP leaders. Of speculation that Trump would re Mueller, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said: "I don't think that's go ing to happen so I just think it's not necessary, and obvi ously legislation requires a presidential signature. I don't see the necessity of picking that ght right now." In recent months, bipartisan bills to protect the spe cial counsel have stalled, and Republican leaders have stuck to muted state ments endorsing Mueller or denying he is in trouble. So far, that tactic has worked for them as Trump has lam basted the Russia investigation on Twitter but allowed Mueller to continue his work. Still, Cornyn said there would be "a number of un intended consequences" if Mueller were to be re moved, and lawmakers had communicated that message to Trump "informally and formally." Arizona Republican Jeff Flake, a frequent Trump critic, said legislation could be tough to pass and may not pass legal muster. But he said Republican leaders should be strongly warning Trump not to take action against Mueller. "If you don't pick this ght, then we might as well not be here," he said. White House lawyer Ty Cobb issued a statement Sunday tamping down the speculation, saying Trump is not "considering or discussing" Mueller's removal. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said Trump has "some well-established frustration" about the probe but insisted there is no inter nal discussion about remov ing Mueller. Separately, Trump's legal team has provided documents to Mueller summa rizing their views on key matters being investigated, according to a person familiar with the situation. That person insisted on anonym ity to discuss the ongoing investigation. The records were given as Trump's lawyers negotiate with Mueller's team about the scope and terms of a possible interview with the president. Also, Trump added a new lawyer. Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, will join his team later this week. DiGenova has been outspo ken in his defense of Trump, talking of a "brazen plot" to exonerate Hillary Clinton in an email investigation and to "frame" Trump with a "falsely created crime." The two bipartisan Sen ate bills to protect Mueller would make it harder to re a special counsel by requir ing a judicial review. But Republicans backing the bills have not been able to agree on the details. The bills were rst introduced last summer, as Trump rst started publicly criticizing Mueller. Also last summer, Trump's legal team then led by New York attorney Marc Kasowitz was looking into potential conicts of interest with Mueller and his team and planning to make a case to have him removed, accord ing to people familiar with the strategy. Those people spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private conversations. As that strategy was be ing formulated, Trump di rected White House counsel Don McGahn in June to call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to raise the perceived conicts and push for Mueller's removal, ac cording to one of the people familiar with the matter. McGahn put off making the call because he dis agreed with the strategy, the person said. When Trump persisted in pressing the issue, McGahn told other senior White House ofcials he would resign if Trump didn't back off. Trump let the matter drop, the person said. Trump cannot directly re Mueller. Any dismissal, for cause, would have to be car ried out by Rosenstein, who appointed the counsel and has continued to express support. Trump has fumed to condants that the Mueller probe is "going to choke the life out of" his presidency if allowed to continue in denitely, according to an outside adviser who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations with the president. Likely contributing to Trump's sense of frustration, The New York Times report ed last week that Mueller had subpoenaed the Trump Organization for Russiarelated documents. The move comes close to a red line Trump laid down in an interview last year when he said it would be a violation of Mueller's mandate if he began investigating Trump's nances and those of his family unrelated to Russia. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsTuesday, March 20, 2018 EEE-3 APPresident Donald Trump speaks about his plan to combat opioid drug addiction at Man chester Community College, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Manchester, N.H., even as more Republicans are telling Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of spe cial counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller from possibly being red, embracing a familiar strategy with the president simply waiting out the storm.Republicans opt to wait out Trump's storm against Mueller Saudi crown prince to meet with Trump amid marathon US tourWASHINGTON (AP) Saudi Arabia's young crown prince has an ambi tious list of to-dos: mod ernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran's hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country's image in the eyes of Americans. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Salman and heir to the throne, is opening a marathon tour of the United States with a stop in Washington, where he'll meet President Don ald Trump on Tuesday. He'll hold separate meet ings with a long roster of inuential U.S. ofcials, including the secretaries of defense, treasury and commerce, the CIA chief and congressional leaders from both parties. Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and White House envoy Jared Greenblatt, who are drafting Trump's long-awaited Mideast peace plan, will also join the crown prince for dinner Tuesday, the Saudi Embassy in Washington said. The visit comes as the United States and much of the West are still trying to gure out Prince Mo hammed, better known by his initials MBS, whose sweeping program of so cial changes at home and increased Saudi assertiveness abroad has upended decades of traditional rule in Saudi Arabia. The 32-year-old crown prince also has big economic plans, and over three weeks in the U.S. he will meet businessmen in New York, tech mavens from Google and Apple Inc. in San Francisco, and enter tainment bigwigs in Los Angeles. Other stops in clude Boston and Houston. "This is not the real Saudi Arabia," Prince Mo hammed said when asked by CBS News about the repressive version of Islam many outsiders associ ate with the kingdom. He said he was restoring the more tolerant, egalitarian society that existed before Saudi Arabia's ultracon servatives were empow ered in 1979. "We were victims, especially my generation that suffered from this a great deal." It's a message that has earned Prince Mohammed admirers in the United States, as he al lowed women to drive and opened movie theaters shuttered since the 1980s. The crown prince is turn ing "Saudi Arabia into a normal country in which normal people lead normal lives," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters Monday. Yet Democrats and Re publicans have approached some of the crown prince's other bold steps with trepi dation, particularly in the broader Middle East. One bill in Congress proposes scaling back U.S. military assistance to a Saudi-led coalition ghting in Ye men. Prince Mohammed, in particular, has been closely identied with the three-year-old war in the Arab world's poor est country, which started while he was defense min ister. The Saudis and their allies are ghting Iranbacked Houthi rebels, but international organizations have harshly criticized the coalition's airstrikes and blockading of Yeme ni ports for contributing to thousands of civilian deaths and a humanitarian catastrophe. It's not the only regional mess the Saudis are in. In November, U.S. ofcials voiced unease when Leba non's prime minister un expectedly resigned while in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia was accused of attempting to bring down Lebanon's government, which is strongly inuenced by Iranian proxy Hezbollah. Prime Minister Saad Hariri later reversed his resig nation. The Saudis are work ing aggressively to change perceptions. They've cast themselves as essential partners against Islamist extremist groups and, especially since Trump's maiden overseas voyage last year, touted their lavish purchases of high-tech goods from job-creating American companies. In Yemen, the kingdom says it is improving military targeting, opening up ports and pledging $1.5 billion in new aid. "The concerns expressed there are reective of deep concerns by the Ameri can public at large," said Lori Plotkin Boghardt, a Gulf scholar at the Wash ington Institute for Near East Policy. "The Saudis are very sensitive to this. They're certainly commu nicating with elite circles to discuss the measures they're taking to try to get humanitarian assistance in to Yemen." In Prince Mohammed, Trump will nd a sympa thetic ear for his calls to crack down on Iran, Saudi Arabia's archenemy, and strengthen a 2015 nucle ar deal with Tehran that former President Barack Obama and world pow ers brokered. Trump has threatened to pull out of the agreement unless there are changes by May. Last week, Trump red Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, an advocate of staying in the accord, choosing Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director and nuclear deal critic, as a replacement. The crown prince could dangle a huge carrot in front of Trump for his sup port. Stock exchanges in New York and elsewhere are vying for the interna tional listing of Aramco, the Saudi oil behemoth ex pected to go public soon. Saudi concerns with New York include a post-9/11 law that could jeopardize assets in the United States if victims' families claim Saudi Arabia helped the al-Qaida attackers and sue for compensation. Although the U.S. has welcomed Prince Moham med's determination to purge pervasive corruption in Saudi Arabia, including by royals, the Trump administration hasn't endorsed his tactics. Last year, more than 150 highlevel princes, ministers, military ofcials and businessmen were abruptly rounded up and detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. They eventually paid set tlements that Saudi Arabia says exceeded $106 billion. Al-Jubeir, the foreign minister, said the tough tactics were needed after past anti-corruption cam paigns failed. "It didn't work," he said. "So now you do something dramatic."
Page E8, NEW YORK (AP) The bombs were left on porches, then by the side of the road, then at a Fe dEx facility. The victims were black, then Hispanic, then white. The targets were in different parts of Austin, Texas, and then in San Antonio. The seemingly zigzag work of an apparent se rial bomber may be a sign that whoever is behind the attacks is determined to launch more of them. "Successful serial mur derers are determined, adaptable and cognizant of their surroundings, which allows them to learn from their mistakes, improve their abilities and imple ment new tactics to re main steps ahead of those searching for them," said Enzo Yaksic, co-director of Northeastern Univer sity's Atypical Homicide Research Group. The suspect "could be engaging in these new be haviors in an attempt to challenge reports charac terizing him as inexperi enced and prove true those that reference his high level of sophistication." A bomb that went off early Tuesday was the fth such explosion this month in a widening circle from Austin. Two people have been killed and ve others injured. Hundreds of ofcers from multiple law enforcement agencies are on the case. Randall Rogan, a Wake Forest University profes sor who is an expert on fo rensic linguistic analysis, said the person or people behind the explosions may get a thrill from evading capture. "They're learning. They're feeling more and more condent," said Ran dall Rogan, who worked with the FBI on the Una bomber case. "There be comes a game of wits, who can outsmart the other." Though to the public it may seem a series of ran dom blasts, authorities are tightly focused on any connections between the attacks in hopes of pinning down a prole of the killer. The sites and the people targeted might offer some link to the perpetrator, but absent a smoking-gun vid eo of someone dropping off a suspicious package, the bombs themselves may hold the greatest potential to unlock the mystery. Mary Ellen O'Toole, a retired FBI agent and proler who worked on the Unabomber and other bombing cases, and now heads the forensic science program at George Mason University, said because bombs require so many components, they increase the chance that whoever built it could leave a trace of themselves behind. Investigators are "looking to see if they can determine a signature for the bomber," she said. Scouring the areas where the bombs went off could uncover something a hair, a skin fragment, a part of a ngerprint that might lead to the perpetrator. Police will analyze every part of the devices they can recover to look for clues from the materi als and technique used to build the explosives. "Even the way they bend or roll the wire," said Michael Bussell, a former Army ordnance disposal technician who now teach es classes on the subject for the online American Military University. As time passes, Rogan said, it's likely the person or people behind the ex plosions will seek more than just the thrill of the crimes alone and will de sire more recognition, something that could drive them to make contact with police or release some sort of communiqu or manifesto. The complexity of the fourth bombing which included a translucent trip wire might suggest it was a test for something even bigger. "This is an increase and expansion of sophistication and most likely a trial run for something to come in the future," Rogan said. The Unabomber case, which began with its rst blast in 1978, provides both reasons to be hopeful and concerned about the Texas explosions. While the FBI was able to build a correct prole of the bomber as having been raised in Chicago with ties to Salt Lake City and San Francisco, the big break in the case did not come for 17 years, when he sent a 35,000-word manifesto. Even then, Ted Kaczyn ski was identied as the Unabomber only after his brother came forward to help authorities. O'Toole said it's impos sible to build a nuanced prole of the killer without all the evidence, but that bombers share some char acteristics. They are will ing to forsake some con trol in their mayhem since they are leaving a device that might not reach its in tended target. They enjoy the risk of it not just the danger of building a bomb, but also of transporting it to neighborhoods where people live and they could easily be caught. And because the bomb ings have continued, they likely feel no remorse and are prepared to do it again. "If this bomber is being motivated, in part, by the sense of power and control that he has holding the city of Austin in a state of fear, and depending how addic tive that feeling is," she said, "that can be a strong contributor to his doing it again and not waiting a long period of time." Robert Taylor, a former police detective who is now a criminologist at the University of Texas at Dal las, said a break in the case will come eventually. "Something will come up somewhere. It will be a ngerprint on an envelope or DNA from saliva or a unique kind of detonator, or someone will just blab in a bar," he said. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 APInvestigators on Monday March 19, 2018, work at the scene of a bomb explosion on Dawn Song Drive in Austin, Texas, that seriously injured two men Sunday. Two people have now been killed and four wounded in bombings over a span of less than three weeks. Texas bomber's change in tactics could hint at future plansHow to read between the lines of Airbnb listingsIf you're not a regular Airbnb user, it may take trial and error to interpret the language in the listings. You don't always know what you're getting, and listings sometimes don't deliver what you expect. But the possible benets sav ing money and experienc ing a destination like a local are worth the gamble for some travelers. Here's how to prevent Airbnb aches and pains, with tips from frequent guests to help you read be tween the lines of listings. READING DESCRIPTIONS FOR RED FLAGSSearch for listings with fouror ve-star ratings and comprehensive reviews about the property, the host, the neighborhood, etc. It also helps to seek experienced "superhosts," who earn ve-star reviews 80 percent of the time. As you scan the listings, here's what to look out for: 'KEEP TO YOURSELF' Not all landlords or homeowners associations allow hosts to rent out their places on Airbnb. Your tipoff might include a request for discretion or for avoid ing communication with building staff. "I've straight up seen people say that you have to be very quiet because the building doesn't actually allow this," says Allison Bieller, travel blogger who runs The Endless Adventure with her husband. "They said, 'Don't talk to the door man.'" Regulations for shortterm rentals vary by area, but per Airbnb's terms of service, the onus is on hosts to ensure they comply with local laws. Still, guests who unwittingly walk into such a situation might nd it awkward. 'NEAR RESTAURANTS OR BARS'Places close to nightlife aren't for everyone. "That might be a big at traction to, say, like a back packer who is looking to party in the city," says Jake Littleeld, blogger and photographer at Jake and Dannie "If you're travel ing with a family, that just means that it's going to be too loud to put your kid to sleep at 8 p.m." If the host provides ear plugs or offers a rental in what they call an "energet ic" neighborhood, the loca tion might be noisy. 'A QUICK UBER RIDE FROM THE CITY'You could save money by staying farther away from your destination, but transportation costs will eat up your travel budget. Even if the area has transit choices, these might not be an op tion late at night or in bad weather. "I recently stayed in Montreal and it was nega tive 30 degrees Fahrenheit," says Christian Lowery, a travel writer and lmmaker who runs the blog Beyond Your Bubble "My criteria for this Airbnb was to be as central as humanly possible because I'm not going to be commuting and walking for 10 minutes outside." 'THE HOST WAS REALLY FRIENDLY'If a listing's reviews focus on tangential features such as the host or the neighborhood instead of the property, that could be a clue that the rental didn't match a guest's expecta tions, Littleeld says. Guests may nd it dif cult to write reviews that fo cus on the negative parts of their stay, especially if the host was kind. Littleeld says the decorative baskets in a damp and poorly venti lated Airbnb sprouted mold yet he didn't write a negative review because his host picked up Littleeld, his wife and child from the bus station. As well, he says the host felt terrible after hearing about the mold and tried numerous ways to cor rect the problem. "Even we went out of our way to say how great the host was," Littleeld says. SEARCHING FOR DETAILS IN PHOTOSListings and reviews only tell so much. Knowing how to read pictures can reveal even more about a space. Seasoned Airbnb travelers offer these suggestions: If it's not in the photo, don't assume it's there. If you're not seeing chairs, a table or other must-haves, there might not be any. Amenities in photos aren't always accessible. Just because a pool is in a photo doesn't mean you can use it whenever you would like. Attractions and knick knacks might be a distraction. If photos focus on lo cal sights and decor instead of the rental, it could be small or unsightly. Wide-angle shots can make spaces look larger. If a picture has stretched corners or if it's taken from above the corner of a room, ask about the rental's size. ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONSMake a list of must-haves in a rental, then consider whether what's missing in the pictures, reviews or list ing is a deal-breaker. Bridge that gap by asking the potential host questions.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E9 AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) The world's last male northern white rhino, Su dan, has died after "agerelated complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." A statement from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Ke nya said the 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on Monday after his condition "worsened signicantly" and he was no longer able to stand. His muscles and bones had degenerated and his skin had extensive wounds, with a deep infec tion on his back right leg. Euthanasia was "the best option, given the quality of his life had deteriorated to a point where it was unfair to him," chief conservation ofcer Samuel Mutisya told The Associated Press. The rhino had been part of an ambitious effort to save the subspecies from extinction after decades of decimation by poachers, with the help of the two surviving females. One is his 27-year-old daughter, Najin, and the other is her 17-year-old daughter, Fatu. His death won't have an impact on the efforts to save the subspecies, as the focus turns to in vitro fertilization techniques using stored se men from other dead rhinos and eggs extracted from the two remaining females. "He was a great ambassador for his species and will be remembered for the work he did to raise aware ness globally of the plight facing not only rhinos, but also the many thousands of other species facing extinc tion as a result of unsustain able human activity," said the conservancy's CEO, Richard Vigne. Sudan was something of a celebrity, attracting thousands of visitors. Last year he was listed as "The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World" on the Tinder dating app in a fundraising effort. The last male northern white rhino had been born in Sudan, the last of his kind to be born in the wild. He was taken to a Czech zoo and then transferred to Kenya in 2009 with the three other remaining fer tile northern white rhinos at the time. They were placed under 24-hour armed guard and fed a special diet. "However, despite the fact that they were seen mating, there were no successful pregnancies," the conser vancy said. Rangers caring for Sudan described him as gentle and, as his condition worsened in recent weeks, expressed sadness over his imminent death. The rhino "signicantly contributed to survival of his species as he sired two females," the conservancy said. "Additionally, his ge netic material was collected yesterday and provides a hope for future attempts at reproduction of northern white rhinos through advanced cellular technolo gies." The only hope for pre serving the subspecies "now lies in developing in vitro fertilization techniques us ing eggs from the two re maining females, stored northern white rhino semen from males and surrogate southern white rhino fe males," the statement said. Semen from dead north ern white rhinos is stored in various locations around the world, and it is critical to keep the two females alive until the in vitro fertil ization techniques are per fected, Vigne with the con servancy told the AP earlier this month. Sudan's death "is a cruel symbol of human disregard for nature and it saddened everyone who knew him. But we should not give up," said Jan Stejskal, director of international projects at Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic. "It may sound unbelievable, but thanks to the newly devel oped techniques even Sudan could still have an off spring." Supporters think the global efforts to save the subspecies via stem cell and other technologies could be used to help other en dangered species. Some groups such as the Londonbased Save the Rhino have said in vitro fertilization is probably too late to save the northern white rhino, whose natural habitat has faced se vere limitations, and that ef forts should focus on other critically endangered species with a better chance at survival. Northern white rhinos once roamed parts of Chad, Sudan, Uganda, Congo and Central African Repub lic, and were particularly vulnerable because of the armed conicts that have swept the region over de cades. Other rhinos, the south ern white rhino and another species, the black rhino, are under heavy pressure from poachers who kill them for their horns to supply illegal markets in parts of Asia. Roughly 20,000 southern white rhinos remain in Africa. Their numbers dipped below 100 around a century ago, but an intense effort initiated by South African conservationist Ian Player in the mid-20th century turned things around. CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldTuesday, March 20, 2018 EEE-5 APIn this photo taken Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Sudan, the worlds last male northern white rhino grazes at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. Sudan has died after age-related complications researchers announced Tuesday, saying he stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength. World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, diesRussian diplomats head home from Britain after spy attackMOSCOW (AP) Nearly two dozen Russian diplomats expelled by Britain over the poisoning of an ex-spy headed home Tuesday, while a scientist involved in the creation of the nerve agent said it could be manufactured by other countries. Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, are in critical condition in the English city of Salisbury after being poisoned on March 4. Britain said they were poisoned with a class of nerve agent known as Novichok and blamed Russia for the attack. Russian scientist Leonid Rink told the state RIA Novosti news agency that Britain and others could easily synthesize Novichok after chemical expert Vil Mirzayanov emigrated to the U.S. and revealed its formula. "It's easily available to professionals, and there is no problem for Britain, the U.S. and other developed nations to create such weapon," he said. Rink said Novichok had a different name when it was designed in the Soviet Union, arguing that British ofcials used the name Novichok to convince the public that Russia was to blame for the poisoning. Britain has dismissed claims the nerve agent could come from the U.K. On Sunday, Rus sia's ambassador to the EU suggested the nerve agent could have come from Britain's chemical weapons research facility, Porton Down. The British government said that was "nonsense." On March 14, British Prime Minister Theresa May gave the 23 diplomats whom she said were undeclared intelligence agents a week to leave Britain. Russia responded by expelling the same number of British diplo mats, who are expected to leave in the coming days. Diplomats and their families emerged from the Russian Embassy in west London with suit cases, bags and pet carri ers. Some hugged before they boarded vehicles to the airport for a ight to Moscow. Russia has ercely denied any involvement, saying that it had no mo tive to kill Skripal, who was convicted of spying for Britain but released in a 2010 spy swap. It said that it had completed the destruction of its chemical arsenals last year under in ternational oversight. On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin's spokes man, Dmitry Peskov, dis missed demands by Britain and its allies that Russia prove its innocence, say ing that it's Britain who must provide proof. "Let's stay sober-mind ed and rst of all wait for proof from Britain" that Russia was to blame, he told reporters. Rink said Britain has refused to provide a sam ple of the agent it said was used in the poisoning because tests would reveal that it hadn't come from Russia. He said each lab has its own chemical "signature," allowing ex perts to trace its origin. "It would be immediately clear that it wasn't 'cooked' in Russia," he said. Britain says experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemi cal Weapons are taking samples of the nerve agent, which will be tested in in ternational laboratories. Britain's National Security Council was meeting Tuesday to consider possible further measures against Russia. May and other European Union leaders are due to discuss the poisoning at a sum mit Thursday. The EU on Monday condemned the poisoning and called on Russia to "address urgent ly" British questions about the Novichok nerve agent program. The Russian Foreign Ministry accused Brit ain and other EU mem ber states of developing similar nerve agents, and said Britain's government is stirring up "media hys teria" around the case to distract attention from troubles in negotiating the country's exit from the EU. The British military and police are continuing to search for clues around Salisbury into what hap pened. International chem ical weapons experts are due to take samples of the nerve agent. British police investigators say it may take months to complete the widening inquiry. The fo cus is on the movement of the Skripals in the hours before they were found unconscious on a bench in the city 90 miles (145 kilo meters) southwest of London. A police ofcer who came to their assistance is in serious condition. "This is going to be frus trating for people," said Neil Basu, head of counterterrorism at the Metro politan Police. "It is going to take weeks, possibly months to do this."
Page E10, WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At:ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH aA J J OB TH a A T I s S RIGHT FO r R YOU! CITIZEN TRIBUNE SportsEEE-2 Monday, March 19, 2018 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods put on a Sunday charge at Bay Hill that looked all too familiar. One swing changed everything at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Coming off three birdies and two pars saves that brought him to within one shot of the lead, Woods hammered a tee shot so far left on the par-5 16th hole that it went over the fence, into a backyard and outof-bounds. A birdie or better turned into a bogey, and ultimately it didnt matter when Rory McIlroy closed with ve birdies in his last six holes to win. Woods made bogey from the bunker on the next hole and had to make a 12-foot par putt on the nal hole for a 3-under 69 to nish eight shots behind. The margin didnt reect the anticipation that Woods might win in his remarkable return from a fourth back surgery. It was the second straight Sunday that Woods got within one shot of the lead on the back nine. His next stop is the Masters, which Woods has missed three times in the last four years and will be among the favorites at Augusta National for the rst time in ve years. Woods was bothered more by the mental mistake than the swing on the 16th hole. I was caught. I didnt decide what I was going to do, Woods said. Thats on me for not committing. The 16th hole was playing shorter than usual at 496 yards with rm fairways. Woods didnt hit the fairway the previous three rounds and still made birdie. He said his options were a driver that he could shape between the left rough and the bunkers on the right, or pound a driver over the bunkers, or simply hit a 3-wood down the fairway and have no more than an 8-iron into the green. He opted for driver, and then couldnt decide whether to shape the shot or blast it. He blasted it, all right. Woods watched it sail to the left and hung his head when he received the signal that it was outof-bounds. He drilled the next tee shot 358 yards down the middle, hit wedge to 25 feet and missed the par putt. Its not that hard of a hole, Woods said. I wasnt committed to either one of the three shots I was supposed to hit. Woods won all eight of his titles at the Arnold Palmer Invitational playing in the nal group. He was ve shots behind going into the nal round, though he had nine players including three major champions in front of him. He began creeping up on the leaders with birdies on the par 5s on the front. He was four shots behind going to the back nine when he began his run with ve one-putts in ve holes, three of them for birdie. When he made it from 15 feet on the fringe, he was one shot behind and the enormous crowd could be heard everywhere on the course. Woods still had plenty of work left, and he knew it. Even though I got up there, I knew I had to keep making birdies. Those guys had so many holes behind me, Woods said. I got to 16 and gured Ive got to play the last three in 3 under to have a chance. Even that wouldnt be good enough the way Rory is playing back there. Moments after Woods tee shot when out-of-bounds, McIlroy made birdie putts of 15 feet on No. 13 and 20 feet on No. 14, and if that wasnt enough, he chipped in from 40 feet on the 15th to start pulling away. One thing was clear during the Florida swing. That red shirt on Sunday is back in vogue. Woods nished 12th at the Honda Classic, was a runner-up in his rst time playing the Valspar Championship and tied for fth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. If you would have asked me at the beginning of the year that I would have had a chance to win two golf tournaments, I would have taken that in a heartbeat, he said. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The connection Rory McIlroy had with Arnold Palmer was strong even before he delivered a Sunday charge that would have made the King proud. McIlroy rst played the Arnold Palmer Invitational three years ago, and Palmer teared up at dinner when he asked McIlroy if there was anything he needed and received this reply: Mr. Palmer, thanks to you, I have everything I could ever need in my life. McIlroys last victory was at the Tour Championship on Sept. 25, 2016, the day Palmer died. Sunday was special for so many reasons. Tiger Woods brought Bay Hill to life when he pulled within one shot of the lead, only for McIlroy to respond to the endless cheers and chants for Woods by running off ve birdies over the last six holes to pull away. McIlroy closed with a 64, just like the last time he won. And he ended his longest drought in eight years by winning on the course and tournament that Palmer built. The only thing missing was having the King around to celebrate. I wish he would have been at the top of the hill to shake my hand when I came off the 18th green there, McIlroy said. But hopefully, hes proud of me with the way I played that back nine. I tried to be as aggressive as I could and tried to take on shots when I needed to, just like he would have. So yeah, its come full circle since that day in September in 2016, and just proud to be sitting up here and have my name on that trophy. It really was the perfect ending. Bay Hill was rocking all afternoon, mostly for that red shirt. Woods, who started the nal round ve shot behind, made three birdies in a four-hole stretch to start the back nine and was within shot of the lead as everyone behind him on the course appeared to stall. One shot changed everything. Woods couldnt commit to a swing with his driver on the par5 16th hole and sent it far and left way left over a fence and out-of-bounds, sending him to a bogey when he couldnt afford anything less than birdie. He nished bogey-bogey-par for a 3-under 69 and tumbled down the leaderboard into a tie for fth. Thats about when McIlroy pulled away. The charge was vintage Palmer birdie putts on the 13th and 14th, a chip-in from 40 feet on the 15th, a 375-yard drive on the 16th that left him a sand wedge into the par 5 for a two-putt birdie. The nal putt was vintage Woods. McIlroy faced one last challenge from Bryson DeChambeau, who had closed to within one shot with an eagle on the 16th hole. McIlroy saw the score posted on the leaderboard to the right of the 18th fairway, and he answered with a 7-iron over the water on the 18th to about 25 feet above the hole. It was the type of putt the gallery has seen Woods make to win in 2001, 2008 and 2009. McIlroy buried it, raised both arms in the air and turned to slam his st as the grandstands erupted with cheers. Ive seen Tiger make that enough times to know what it does, McIlroy said. So I just wanted to try and emulate that. ... Just to be able to create my own little bit of history on the 18th green here is pretty special. That gave him a two-shot lead, and he was a winner for the 22nd time worldwide when DeChambeau failed to hole out from the fairway for eagle. DeChambeau made bogey from the bunker on the 18th for a 68 and nished alone in second. Justin Rose lingered all day but was never a threat over the nal hour, instead watching McIlroy put on a stunning charge. Rory played incredible golf and it was fun great to see world class players do that, Rose said after a 67. Its not great to see him make putts because he was making them against me. But when he is making putts, hes incredibly hard to beat. So it was fun to watch him play. Stenson lost a third chance in four years to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He led by as many as two shots on the front nine before the putts stopped falling. Two shots behind playing the 16th, Stenson threeputted for par and bogeyed the nal hole for a 71. He nished fourth. Woods tied for fth with Ryan Moore (71), and now heads to the Masters with plenty of momentum just not a victory. He nished one shot behind last week at Innisbrook. He was one-shot behind with three holes to play at Bay Hill, though it would have needed more than just a few birdies the way McIlroy played. His next stop is the Masters, where Woods will be a favorite to win his fth green jacket. And to think that just over six months ago, Woods hadnt been cleared by his doctors to hit balls after fusion surgery on his lower back, his fourth back surgery dating to the spring of 2014. If you would have asked me at the beginning of the year that I would have had a chance to win two golf tournaments, I would have taken that in a heartbeat, he said. McIlroy was relieved for other reasons. He went through an injury-plagued 2017 and failed to win anywhere in the world. He was coming off a missed cut a week ago in the Valspar Championship. And now hes a winner again, with the Masters looming. McIlroy needs only a green jacket to complete the career Grand Slam. I kept saying I didnt need a win going into Augusta to feel like I had a chance, McIlroy said. I just wanted to see signs of good golf. And thankfully, Ive been able to get both today. He ended the night wearing the red sweater that goes to the winner, and raised a glass of Ketel One vodka Palmers favorite to toast the King. McIlroy took a swig and said, Wooo! Strong. Just like his nish.Woods makes a brief run at Bay Hill until a big missThe last roars are for Rory McIlroy at Bay Hill APRory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E11 AroundOsceola.com Check out the THE GUIDE For all your services needs Inside ev ery Thursday and Saturday Osceola News-Gazette.Want to place an ad? Call 407-846-7600Looking For An Attorney... or Dog Groomer? I House Ad WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia in vestigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a pos sible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he believes is biased against him. In a series of weekend tweets naming Mueller for the first time, Trump criticized the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and raised fresh concerns about the objec tivity and political leanings of the members of Mueller's team. Trump also challenged the honesty of Andrew McCabe, the newly fired FBI deputy director, and James Comey, the bureau's former director whom Trump fired last year over the Russia probe. The president's ag gressive stance followed a call Saturday by his personal lawyer for Rod Rosenstein, whom Trump appointed as deputy at torney general and who now oversees Mueller's inquiry, to "bring an end" to that investigation. Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, which spent the past year conducting a parallel investigation, recently said they had draft ed a report concluding no collusion or coordination between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. Committee Democrats vehemently disagreed. "The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime," Trump tweeted Saturday. "It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for sur veillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!" Trump was referring to a dossier of anti-Trump research funded by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clin ton's campaign. Likely adding to Trump's growing frustration, The New York Times reported last week that Mueller had subpoenaed the Trump Organization and requested Russia-re lated documents. Trump had said Mueller would cross a red line with such a step. "Why does the Mueller team have 13 hard ened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary sup porters, and Zero Repub licans?" Trump tweeted Sunday. Some of Mueller's in vestigators indeed have contributed to Democratic political candidates, but Justice Department policy and federal service law bar discrimination in the hiring of career positions on the basis of political af filiation. Mueller is a Republican. A deeply frustrated Trump has fumed to confidants that the Mueller probe is "going to choke the life out of" his presi dency if allowed to con tinue unabated indefinite ly, according to an outside adviser who insisted on anonymity to discuss pri vate conversations with the president. Trump has long be lieved that the entrenched bureaucracy, particularly at the Justice Department and FBI, is out to thwart him, and has pointed to McCabe's wife's associations with Democrats, including longtime Clin ton ally Terry McAuliffe, as an example. He also fumed to one confidant after seeing a promotion for Comey's forthcoming book, and believes the for mer FBI director will seek to enrich himself by be smirching Trump's reputation. Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty," topped Amazon.com's best-seller list on Sunday. The president has long been torn over how to ap proach the Mueller probe. Trump insists that his campaign did not collude with Russia, and his legal team, namely attorney Ty Cobb, has counseled the president to cooperate with Mueller. But some former campaign advisers have urged Trump to be combative, warning him that that the investigation poses an existential threat to his presidency. Cobb said late Sunday that Trump is not thinking about or talking about fir ing Mueller. "In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that the Presi dent is not considering or discussing the firing of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller," Cobb said in a written statement. Trump's attacks raised new concerns among members of Congress that he could be seeking to or chestrate Mueller's firing. Republican and Demo cratic lawmakers warned Trump to not even think about it. "If he tried to do that, that would be the begin ning of the end of his pres idency," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a Trump ally. Sen. Dick Durbin, DIll., called for the passage of bipartisan bills de signed to protect Mueller that have stalled in Con gress. "This president is en gaged in desperate and reckless conduct to intimi date his law enforcement agencies of this country and to try and stop the special counsel. That is unacceptable in a democ racy," Durbin said. Trump cannot directly fire Mueller, who can only be dismissed for cause. Any dismissal of Mueller would have to be carried out by Rosenstein, who has publicly expressed his support for Mueller. Aides and friends say they understand Trump's frustration with an investi gation that hangs over his presidency. "When he says it's a political witch hunt, I think he's right," said Christopher Ruddy, CEO of the conservative news website Newsmax and a longtime Trump friend. Marc Short, Trump's congressional liaison, said the president's frustration is "well-warranted" be cause "there has been no evidence whatsoever of collusion." Trump may have felt emboldened after Attor ney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on Friday. "A great day for Democ racy," Trump tweeted afterward. Trump asserted without elaboration that McCabe, whose firing he had publicly called for, knew "all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!" The Associated Press later reported that Mc Cabe kept personal mem os detailing interactions with Trump that have been provided to Mueller's of fice and are similar to notes compiled by Com ey. Trump sought to cast doubt on their veracity. "Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me," Trump tweeted Sunday. "I don't believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a lat er date. Same with lying James Comey. Can we call them Fake Memos?" It wouldn't be unusual for a senior official to make notes soon after meeting with the president. Trump also claimed Comey lied under oath at a Senate hearing by say ing he had never been an anonymous source. Comey, who is releasing a book next month, tweeted Saturday after McCabe's firing: "Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon. And they can judge for them selves who is honorable and who is not." The contents of McCabe's memos are unknown, but they could help substantiate McCabe's assertion that he was unfairly maligned by a White House he says had declared "war" on the FBI and Mueller's investigation. Sessions said he dis missed McCabe on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials who said McCabe had not been candid with a watchdog office investigation. An upcoming inspector gen eral's report is expected to conclude that McCabe had authorized the release of information to the media and was not forthcoming with the watchdog office as it examined the bureau's handling of an investiga tion into Clinton's emails. McCabe has vigorously disputed the allegations and said his credibility had been attacked as "part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally" but also the FBI and law enforcement. Also over the weekend, Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, cited the "brilliant and courageous example" by Sessions and the FBI's Office of Profes sional Responsibility and said Rosenstein should "bring an end" to the Russia investigation "manufactured" by Comey. In response, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said: "If you have an innocent cli ent, Mr. Dowd, act like it." Dowd told the AP that he wasn't calling on Rosenstein to fire the spe cial counsel immediately and hadn't discussed with him the idea of dismiss ing Mueller or ending the probe. Dowd also said he was speaking for himself and not the president. Mueller is investigating whether Trump's actions, including Comey's ouster, constitute obstruction of justice. Graham spoke on CNN's "State of the Union." Durbin appeared on "Fox News Sunday" and Short was interviewed on CBS' "Face the Nation." CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsMonday, March 19, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this June 21, 2017, le photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interfer ence in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. President Donald Trump is questioning the impartiality of Muellers investigation and says the probe is groundless, while raising doubts about whether a red top FBI ofcial kept personal memos outlining his interactions with Trump. A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller
Page E12, LOS ANGELES (AP) John Cena has no children of his own, but the WWE superstar has practically dedicated his work to kids. Cena has fullled nearly 600 wishes for the MakeA-Wish Foundation, more than any other celebrity. He's hosting the Kids' Choice Awards Saturday on Nickelodeon one of three projects in the works with the children's network. He's also lending his voice to a new animated series and will be producing a new kids' competition show called "Keep it Spotless." The 40-year-old enter tainer is also branching out in print, with his rst children's book, "Elbow Grease," about an under sized monster truck with big determination. It is set for release in October. He talked with The Asso ciated Press about his abid ing love for children. ___ AP: What's it like work ing with Make-A-Wish? Cena: I try to put myself in that perspective of if I had one thing to wish for, where would I fall on that list? I don't know exactly if I'd be in my top 100. So for me to be the name of like, 'I would like to hang out with this person for the day,' that's a pretty strong state ment... It really is pretty magical when they get a really intimate experience with the individual and then they get to go see them be a superhero (in a WWE performance). I'll do that as long as I can, as long as they're asking me to do it. AP: Why do you think you connect so much to kids? Cena: One, I just have nonstop energy. I love en ergy and I love excitement, and I think kids have the same. They have such a lust for life, such an honest and genuine attack on every day. And their responses, too, their emotions: They don't hide how they feel. You can tell when a child is embarrassed. You can tell when they're excited. You can tell when they're hap py, and you can tell when something you do makes them happy.... I love that honesty. I think that's really what connects me to young people, is they're not try ing to shade you with any thing. They'll give it to you straight. AP: What can you say about your new children's book? Cena: It takes from the activity I had with my broth ers growing up in a family of ve boys: a lot of rough housing, a lot of harassment and I mean that in a brotherly way a lot of constant sizing each other up. But at the same time it's about the values that it's tak en me four decades on this planet to learn, like don't be afraid to try something new, because if you don't try any thing new, you'll never learn anything. Don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. Never take someone else's estimation of, 'You're not good enough' or 'You're not big enough' as nal, just use it as motivation to try to keep pushing forward... So this little 18, 19-page book kind of gives all of those lessons at once, and I'm very, very proud of it. AP: You're playing a dad with a teenage daughter in the new lm "Blockers," opening April 6. How was it to express such vulnerability onscreen? Cena: I think there's a certain amount of intrigue in like, well what does a big guy really, really act like? Are they really that jaded and hard-edged, or are they actually human be ings? I'm a human being, I really am. I'm much more of a softie than I am Clint Eastwood in 'Dirty Harry." So any chance I get to do something like I'm doing in 'Blockers,' where the guy is just a t guy but he's a stayat-home dad... I don't mind being vulnerable, I don't mind showing that because it develops plot of story, it develops sympathy, and you genuinely feel like I can relate to this person, even though it's this big guy who I have no connection with. AP: How have you been able to nd such purpose in your work? Cena: I've swung and missed so many times, I'm glad nobody is keeping track except me. I think with failure comes embarrassment and comes humility. A lot of the reason we spend valuable minutes wander ing away from purpose is because we're always afraid about what people will say and what people will think... I stopped car ing about what other people thought and started caring about, like, what am I going to do that's going to make my life happy and make my life effective? ...Maybe that's why I'm trying all this crazy stuff: doing comedy, doing a little bit of acting, reading the news, hosting some TV shows, doing animated stuff, doing WWE still. It's because those things make me happy and I'm not worried about I feel condent in the perfor mance I've given. I just try to do my best. CITIZEN TRIBUNENationEEE-4 Monday, March 19, 2018 APIn this March 11, 2017 file photo, John Cena hosts the Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Cena will return as host for the 2018 Kids Choice Awards on Saturday John Cena shares his love for kids and how they inspire himBridge collapse: Seconds separated those who lived and diedMIAMI (AP) They had just nished up lunch, and set off to run a humdrum errand: a drive to the travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their be loved homeland Cuba. Osvaldo Gonzalez and Alberto Arias, friends and business partners, happened to pass under a Miami bridge that Thursday afternoon, the road bustling with fellow drivers also out on the most ordinary and unthreatening of life's tasks. A teenager was driving her friend to the doctor's ofce to pick up some medicine. A father of three was heading home from work. A woman on her way to a nail salon was stopped at a red light. Seconds inches would soon separate those who would live from those who wouldn't. Sweetwater police Detective Juan Llera was at his ofce a few blocks away, when he heard what he thought was a bomb exploding. It was not a bomb; it was a bridge, a structure every American has passed under hundreds of times. But in an instant, this 950-ton span un der construction at the Flor ida International University collapsed, and with no time to act or to ee, the cars that just so happened to be below it were pancaked under the rubble. Six people died. "Imagine," said Amauri Naranjo, who has known Gonzalez since before he left Cuba in the 1980s, "a long time friendship that survives even with the sea between us, and it ends because of some thing like that." Gonzalez and Arias, who together owned a party rent al and decoration business, were among the dead. Their bodies were found Saturday inside their white Chevy truck as rescuers for days painstakingly dug through the debris of the fallen pedes trian bridge at Florida Inter national University. Hope for a miracle rescue faded as the names of the six dead became known, and those left living grappled with the senseless ness, the suddenness of it. Many others had been saved by mere seconds. Dania Garlobo was driv ing to work at a nail salon when the green light changed to yellow and a man in a white Mercedes tried to make it through the light, but stomped on the brakes just as the bridge fell in front of him. "He was almost caught underneath. I couldn't be lieve it," Garlobo said. She watched the bridge smash into the street below in what seemed like an instant. "How is it that a strong bridge falls down like a piece of board?" Llera had sped to the scene, arriving within minutes. In the mayhem, he found a man lying unconscious on the street and started performing CPR. He could barely feel a pulse, but someone with the medical staff from the uni versity came by and said, "you are keeping him alive. Keep going." And so he did, and the man was alive when they rushed him away. Llera checked in at the hospital but could get no in formation. He thought the man had lived. He'd hoped they could shake hands one day. But on Sunday morning, he studied a picture on the news of a young man in a crisp red shirt. He has been identied by police as Navarro Brown, a 37-year-old employee with Structural Technologies VSL, listed among those killed. He had died at the hospital. "I feel like the bad guy won this time," the ofcer said as he processed the news Sunday afternoon. The families of the dead and the injured asked for privacy as they try to make sense of their sudden, inex plicable loss. "It's a pretty magical thing to nd your soul mate in this world," Brandon Brown eld's wife, Chelsea, wrote on Facebook on Sunday. "Like pieces to a jigsaw puz zle, our crazy curvy edges matched and we t together like no one else could." The Brownelds had three young daughters, and the family moved to Florida several years ago for his job at Maxim Crane Works, according to a fundraising page a friend started for the family that had raised more than $50,000 in a few days. He was driving home from work when the bridge collapsed. "I now have to nd the words and the answers to tell my girls that their Daddy is not coming home," his wife wrote on Facebook. Investigators are still trying to gure out what caused the bridge to crumble. Cracking had been reported in the con crete span in the days before and crews were performing what's called "post-tension ing force" on the bridge when it attened onto the busy highway. Inside one car there, one teenager was killed and one walked away with minor in juries a fate decided by which seat they happened to be sitting in. Richie Humble, a 19-yearold student, had not been feeling well earlier in the week. On Thursday, a friend, 18-year-old Alexa Duran, the nicest person he said he ever knew, gave him a ride to his doctor's ofce to pick up some medication. They stopped at a red light, under the bridge. "I heard a creak, a long creak," Humble told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "I looked up, and in an instant, the bridge was collapsing on us completely. It was too quick to do anything about it." Once he realized he was alive, he also realized that he couldn't get to his friend. As he called out for her, getting no response, a group of men outside the car started yelling at him to try crawling out of the car. They pried open the door to free him. He sat on a curb as rescue workers checked out the cuts on his leg and slight facture in a vertebrae. He remembers asking, "What do I do?" "Everyone has to pick up the pieces," he said the res cuer responded. "Life doesn't stop." Duran's uncle Joe Smitha was preparing for a colonos copy that Thursday afternoon when he heard a bridge had collapsed near her school. She was not answering her phone, but he said he was not worried. His kids sometimes didn't answer their phones right away. "I said, 'What are the odds that out of the thousands of people in Miami that she would be one of six or eight people caught under the bridge at a red light?'" Smitha said. But then, after he awoke from anesthesia following the procedure, he learned she had been one of those six people caught under a bridge at a red light.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E13 BY HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea (AP) Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese of cials discussed how to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during weekend talks ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.North Korean summits, Seoul said Monday. South Korean ofcials who vis ited Pyongyang recently say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to hold talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in late April. Seoul says Kim also proposed meet ing with President Donald Trump. Trump then agreed to meet Kim by the end of May, but North Korea has yet to conrm talks with the U.S. The developments have raised hopes for a potential breakthrough in the North Korean nuclear cri sis. But many experts say tensions would are again if the summits fail to make any progress and leave the nuclear issue with few diplomatic options. U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster met his South Ko rean and Japanese counterparts, Chung Eui-yong and Shotaro Yachi, in San Francisco for talks over the weekend on denuclearization and the summits, South Koreas presi dential ofce said in a statement. They agreed to maintain close tri lateral cooperation in the next sev eral weeks and shared a view that its important not to repeat past mis takes, the statement said. It didnt elaborate but likely refers to criti cism that North Korea previously used disarmament negotiations as a way to ease outside pressure and win aid while all along secretly pressing its weapons development. Appearing on CBSs Face the Nation aired Sunday, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Kim had given his word that he was committed to denucleariza tion. Hes given his word. But the sig nicance of his word is is quite quite weighty in the sense that this is the rst time that the words came directly from the North Ko rean supreme leader himself, and that has never been done before, she said. Kims willingness to negotiate over his nuclear program is a step forward, but many experts remain skeptical about how sincere he is about giving up a nuclear program that his country has built for decades despite toughening international sanctions. Chung, who headed a high-level delegation to Pyongyang and met Kim during his March 5-6 trip, says North Korea told his delegation it wont need to keep its nuclear weapons if military threats against it are removed and it receives a cred ible security guarantee. The North has long maintained such a stance, saying it wont abandon its nuclear weapons unless the United States pulls out its troops from South Ko rea and Japan and stops regular mili tary drills with South Korea that it views as an invasion rehearsal. A senior North Korean diplo mat, meanwhile, ew to Finland on Sunday for talks with former U.S. ofcials as well as American and South Korean civilian academics. The meeting, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, is a possible opportu nity to examine the Norths sincerity about its denuclearization pledges. North Korean ofcials and former U.S. ofcials and experts have often held such talks, known as Track-2. CITIZEN TRIBUNE World Monday, March 19, 2018 EEE-5 What to expect from Putin and a resurgent RussiaBY ANGELA CHARLTON Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia and stronger place in the world thanks to an overwhelm ing mandate for yet another term as president. His domestic opponents are largely resigned to another six years in the shadows. His foreign opponents are mired in their own problems, from Britains messy exit from the European Union to chaos and contradiction in the Trump ad ministration. Even widespread voting viola tions are unlikely to dent Putins armor. And accusations that he meddled in the U.S. election and sponsored a nerve agent attack in Britain have only bolstered his standing at home. Heres a look at what to expect from Putins next six years in pow er, for Russias rivals, neighbors and its own 147 million citizens.NEW COLD WAR?Relations between Russia and the West are already at their lowest level since the collapse of the Soviet Union 26 years ago. Despite a friendly-ish relation ship with President Donald Trump, Putins new mandate gives him little incentive to seek entente with Washington, especially as the investigation of alleged Russian in terference in the 2016 U.S. election intensies. Putin-friendly leaders have made gains in recent Italian and German elections. Western countries are likely to see more Russia-linked hacking and propaganda aimed at disrupting elections or otherwise discrediting democracy includ ing the U.S. midterm elections in November. Since Putins domestic popular ity bumps whenever he stands up to the West, expect more tough talk from Putin the next time he faces threats at home, and bolder Russian vetoes at the U.N. Security Coun cil of anything seen as threatening Moscows interests. His claim several weeks ago that Russia has developed new nuclear weapons that can evade missile defenses clearly showed Putins adamant determination to boost Rus sias power to intimidate.SYRIA AND THE EXTREMIST THREATRussian-backed Syrian forces helped rout the Islamic State group from Syria, and Putin argues that Russia saved the day in a conict that had confounded U.S.-led forces ghting against IS. Now those Russian-backed Syr ian forces are closing in on the last strongholds of Western-backed rebel forces. Viewing that as a geopolitical and military victory over an illegal Western-led intervention, Russia is unlikely to pull out of Syria anytime soon. An emboldened Putin could position the resurgent Russian military as a peacemaker in other regional conicts for example in Libya, where Russia has oil interests and where a disastrous Western invasion seven years ago left a lawless state now seething with extremists.RUSSIAS NEIGHBORSTo Russians, Putins biggest victory in 18 years in power was annexing Crimea and crushing Ukraines ambitions to move closer to the EU and NATO. Putin is frustrated at the resulting U.S. and EU sanctions but appears unwilling to make concessions that would bring them to an end. Ukraine is split between a volatile government in Kiev and a Russiabacked separatist region stuck in a frozen but still deadly conict that serves Putins interests. Moscows actions in Ukraine sent a warning signal to other coun tries in Russias orbit that reaching westward is dangerous. And former Soviet bloc states within the EU are increasingly drifting back toward Moscow, from Hungary and Poland to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.FELLOW RUSSIANSPutins new mandate could theo retically hand him the power to make bold reforms that Russia has long needed to raise living stan dards and wean itself from its oil dependence. But Putin has convinced Russian voters that drastic change is danger ous, and that protecting the country from threats takes precedence over improving daily life. Experts predict he may enact some changes like expanding af fordable housing and ghting cor ruption on a local level. But less likely are bigger changes such as overhauling the pension system, which is unpopular among a strong Putin voting base, or spending cuts in the security sec tor, unpopular among the ex-KGB friends in Putins entourage. Russia has weathered a two-year recession, and ination and the deficit are low. But personal incomes have stagnated, the health care sys tem is crumbling and corruption is rife.HIS OWN FUTUREThe biggest question for Russians over the next six years is what happens after that. Putin is constitutionally required to step down in 2024, but he could change the rules to eliminate term limits, or anoint a malleable succes sor and continue to run things be hind the scenes. Asked at an impromptu news conference Sunday night if he would seek the presidency again in 2030, when he would be eli gible again, the 65-year-old Putin snapped back: Its ridiculous. Do you think I will sit here until I turn 100? Opposition leader Alexei Na valny, Putins most serious foe, will face further pressure from authorities as he works to expose corrup tion and ofcial lies. Other Putin rivals such as candi date Ksenia Sobchak and oligarchturned-dissident Mikhail Khodor kovsky will try to gain a foothold through upcoming local elections and the parliament. And members of Putins inner circle will be jockeying for position for the day when he is no longer in the picture. Putin may revive efforts to pro mote articial intelligence and oth er innovation as part of a focus on the younger generation, whose loy alty he needs to ensure his legacy outlives him. APChoe Kang Il, a senior North Korean diplomat handling North American affairs, is seen at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing Sunday, March 18, 2018.US, South Korea, Japan discuss denuclearization, summitsAPA person holds a banner of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Manezhnaya square, near Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged other governments on Sunday to abandon the International Criminal Court, saying the world tribunal where hes facing a possible complaint for the thousands of killings of drug suspects under his crackdown is rude. Although the Philippine Senate has ratied the Rome Stat ute that established the ICC, Duterte said in a speech that the treaty was never enforced in the country because it was not published in the government journal as required by law. As a result, Duterte said the international court can never have jurisdiction over him, not in a million years. Last month, an ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, an nounced that she was opening a preliminary examination into a complaint by a Filipino lawyer of suspected extrajudicial killings under Dutertes anti-drug campaign, which could amount to crimes against humanity. The move angered Duterte, who announced Wednesday that he was withdrawing the Philippine ratication of the Rome Statute effective immediately, citing a concerted ef fort by Bensouda and U.N. human rights ofcials to paint me as a ruthless and heartless violator of human rights. You know, if its not published, there is no law, Duterte said Sunday in a speech before the annual graduation of ca dets at the Philippine Military Academy in northern Baguio city. There was no reason to withdraw from something which is not existing, Duterte said, adding that he announced the withdrawal from the ICC treaty to draw the worlds attention to the issue he had with the international court. I will convince everybody now who are under the treaty at ICC: Get out, get out, its rude, the president said. Dutertes action came under re from human rights groups, who said the president was trying to evade accountability by backing out of the ICC. Critics say Duterte cant withdraw from the court by himself and may need the approval of the Senate, which ratied the Rome Statute in 2011. Commission on Human Rights chief Chito Gascon said that the Philippines has historically been at the forefront of the ght for international justice, but that Dutertes decision constitutes a reversal that will be viewed as encouraging im punity to continue. More than 120 countries have ratied the treaty that es tablished the court in 2002 in The Hague. The court can intervene only when a state is unable or unwilling to carry out an investigation and prosecute perpetrators of heinous crimes like crimes against humanity, genocide, aggression and war atrocities. More than 4,000 mostly poor drug suspects have been killed under Dutertes drug crackdown, according to the na tional police, although human rights groups have reported larger death tolls. Duterte argued Wednesday that the killings do not amount to crimes against humanity, genocide or simi lar atrocities.Philippine leader urges nations to exit international court