By Rachel Christian Staff Writer A new obstacle course aimed at keeping teens healthy and active is set to open in St. Cloud next week. Known as the FitCore Extreme Outdoor Challenge, the recreational area is meant to serve as an alternative to traditional playgrounds. We wanted something that older kids, teenagers and even adults could enjoy, said St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Director Stephanie Holtkamp. That 13-and-up demographic can be hard to reach because theyre too old for traditional playgrounds, but we want to encourage them to remain physically active and get outside. A ribbon cutting for the new obstacle course will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Godwin Park, 317 Delaware Ave. in St. Cloud. Aer it opens, the obstacle course will be available to the public from sunrise to sunset. By Rachel Christian Staff Writer You have to drive about 15 miles from the nearest stoplight before you reach Double C Bar Ranch in southern Osceola County. Denton Chapman, whose family owns the 20-acre farm in Kenansville, said he didnt know if people from Kissimmee would be willing to make the 40-minute ride to pick fruit. I didnt know if anyone would come see us, Chapman said in reference to the U-Pick blueberry field, which opened to the public three weeks ago, But word seems to be getting around. Growing the family business e sky and land came together along a bluegreen horizon line beyond the rows of fresh berries Saturday afternoon. Residents of all ages picked their way through the elds with white plastic buckets that only grew fuller as the sun rose high overhead. Denton, 36, and his younger brother, Clifton, 31, looked out at the scene proudly as they spoke about their familys farm and legacy in Osceola County. Weve been doing this for quite a while, said Denton, who focuses on managing the blueberry farm. It just keeps passing down from generation to generation. We try to improve it all along the way. e Chapmans are best known for their cattle and ranches, which have been a part of the Osceola County agriculture community since 1935. But the family has also raised a variety of crops over the years. Most recently, they maintained citrus groves, but the destructive citrus greening disease killed the operation a few years ago. Diversification has become a sticking point in the farming industry, where Read stories in this special section that celebrate women today in Osceola County .Page 11.Free Clinic of Florida opens 1st county site By Charlie Reed For the News-Gazette Free Clinic of Florida will open its rst center in Osceola County on Saturday. e nonprot will operate from the Marydia Community Center, 707 Sawdust Trail, Kissimmee, on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and serve uninsured and underinsured Osceola County residents. It hopes to serve between 15 and 20 patients each Saturday, whether they have an appointment or just walk in. Founded by Polk County Dr. Wael Jamaleddine, Free Clinic of Florida provides preventive and acute care, chronic disease management and psychiatric and dental services to patients completely free of charge. Prescriptions will be free or cost no more than $10 for a 90-day supply. A test panel medical tests that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease will cost no more than $25. e rst clinic opened in Polk County several years ago and serves as a model for the Osceola clinic. e Osceola County Health Department and the Council on Aging also operate free health clinics. Family-owned U-pick blueberry farm opens in Osceola CountyNew obstacle course to open in St. CloudHappy 135th birthday Kissimmee!NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCK The city of Kissimmee celebrated its 135th birthday on Saturday bringing in a Monument of the States cake as part of the Kowtown celebration. INSIDE ONG Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. 50 CENTS WWW.AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Thursday, March 29, 2018Women Today Safe SightseeingSafety tips for women traveling alone Successful WomenTake a cue from successful women Body DysmorphicBody dysmorphic disorder a reality for many women 1Tax collector looking for more room.e county ocial says the Poinciana branch is too cramped.2 3 Teen charged with aggravated stalking.Deputies say 13-year-old threatened to kill student, be school shooter. Color Run 5K returns to Osceola. e event will be at Osceola Heritage Park April 14. AROUND TOWN LOG ONFollow us at https:// www.facebook.com/ osceolanewsgazette FOLLOWFollow us on Osceola News-Gazette@ OsceolaNews TOP STORIESTHE GUIDE LEGOLAND debuts rst virtual reality roller coaster. Page 7.SPORTS Celebration 1 of states best in boys volleyball. Page 15.PHOTO GALLERY Runaway County at OHP. Page 24.Serving Osceola County for 127 Years WHERE TO FIND ITViewpoint ................4 Daily Planner ........10 Classieds ..............19 Brainfood ...............23 WE BACK THE BLUESee Page 8 for Hot Savings with cool coupons from the local businessesSee Blueberries, Page 5. See Clinic, Page 3. PHOTO/OSCEOLA COUNTYThe Free Clinic of Florida will operate out of the Marydia Community Center. NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKDozens of people came out to the Double C Bar ranch in Keanansville on Saturday morning to pick blueberries. PHOTO/CITY OF ST. CLOUDThe FitCore Extreme Outdoor Challenge will open in St. Cloud Tuesday. See Course, Page 5.
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Expires 4/30/18.Fast Quick Lane ServiceQuick Lane Hours:at Tropical FordSummer will be here before you know it! Prevent problems now! with ad Tax collector seeking more space for Poinciana ofce By Rachel Christian Staff Writer e Osceola County Tax Collectors Oce is keeping busy this tax season very busy. Last month, 28,140 people visited the departments central office and three satellite branches. The number was even higher in January, with 31,610 visitors. County Tax Collector Bruce Vickers said sta is working hard to keep wait times to a minimum, but needs a bigger facility in Poinciana to keep up with demand. The increase in our daily traffic since around the middle of last year has just been unbelievable, said Vickers, who has worked with the Tax Collectors Oce for 16 years. Were hoping a larger facility in Poinciana will help o set the amount of people coming into the main oce. The Poinciana branch on Pleasant Hill Road is notoriously cramped, crowded and known for long lines that spill outside the building on hectic days. At about 2,300 square feet, it is Osceola Countys smallest tax collectors oce, yet it is intended to serve the largest geographic area in a rapidly growing part of the county. It is also the most outdated facility. While the central oce, Buenaventura Lakes branch and St. Cloud locations are equipped with new efficient electronic queue systems, the Poinciana facility still operates on an old fashioned meat market style ticket system where residents must wait until an employee calls their number. Sometimes people take more than one ticket, or lose the one they have, Vickers said. Residents in Osceolas west side communities, such as Celebration, Reunion and ChampionsGate, continue to visit the main oce to avoid hassles at the Poinciana branch. It gets more complaints than any other office, Vickers said. Its our smallest location, but it is serving the biggest area. Theres no way it can physically handle the amount of people its supposed to. From tag renewals to hunting and licenses to concealed carry permits, the Tax Collectors Oce oers numerous services that keep its locations busy all year long. A growing population in Osceola County means a higher demand for all services, Vickers said. We have amazing, hard working staff and an allhands-on-deck mentality when volumes are high, he said. Were making it work, but it can be tough.CLINICContinued from Page 1 We are here to serve our neighbors. We will be there for everybody, said Jamaleddine, a family practice physician and the organizations medical director. is is going to be the rst of many clinics to open up. For now, most of the doctors participating in Free Clinic of Florida are from the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, or APPNA, one of the largest medical association in the U.S. Local physicians from APPNA have been treating people from low-income communities in Osceola County and Central Florida for years. Jamaleddine said the goal is to get more doctors from Osceola to participate in the program. I would like to see every single doctor in Osceola County adopt one patient, he said. Specialists also are coming on board and will see the patients both at the clinic and in their private oces. If a doctor sees 100 patients, hopefully, he will agree to see 101, he said. Jamaleddine will soon meet with local hospital executives to ask if their facilities will take patients who require more than the clinic can provide. We want to keep it simple and inexpensive as possible. If more physicians and hospitals participate the burden on everyone will be reduced he said. Osceola County is providing the space at the community center for free, and officials hope to eventually get at least one clinic in each district. The effort was led by Commissioner Cheryl Grieb. Id like to see the hospitals get on board because it will free up the ER with people they know cant pay anyway, she said. At a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, praised the clinic and said it will help the overwhelming need in Osceola County. Soto oered his support should the clinic seek designation for federal funding. To read the entire story, go to www.aroundosceola.com.
Page 4 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 29, 2018 By Susan Rowell ere are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of a free society the very large and the very small ones, the liberal ones, the conservative ones, the middle-of-theroad ones. The ones with no viewpoint but just important news, all of them. Some are our members. Many are not. We defend them anyway. America needs them like we need oxygen. The second is that even if your newspaper seems to be online, the digital copy that you may count on probably couldnt exist if there werent a printed newspaper behind it. e newspaper in print supports all of the other versions economically. So, if the printed version disappeared, you cant assume all would be well because it is online anyway. lt wont be. ese facts are important because the paper your newspaper is printed on is under attack. One small paper mill in Washington Stale is trying to use the federal trade and tari laws to make this papernewsprint, or uncoated groundwood paper, in paper parlance about 50 percent more expensive. is mill has complained to the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission about international competition. If it succeeds, the prices of newspaper printing will skyrocket. e resources available for everything else your local newspaper may need or want to do for you will be strangled. Canadian paper producers have supplied the U.S. for many years. ey have some natural advantages over U.S. papermakers because of hydroelectric power and shipping costs. More than a dozen U.S. mills have stopped making newsprint in the last decade because demand for paper has declined. Today, even if Canadian paper disappeared because of high taris being proposed to the federal government, the U.S. paper mills could not supply newspapers with the paper they need. Mills cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build and can take many years to be safely situated in compliance with environmental rules. With demand falling, no one is going to invest in a massive expansion of U.S. newsprint. Over the short term, taris could force the price of paper up and the New York investors who own the Washington State mill could gain. But our country will lose. Fragile newspapers will vanish, dial longed newspapers will have to cut back. Even healthy newspapers are going to have to find ways to absorb a daunting new cost. And who will pay? Everyone who relics on a newspaper to tell the local stories, cover elections, advertise sales, get pictures of the winning touchdown, and cheer the economic development people on in their work of creating new jobs. at worries me. If it worries you, pay a visit www.stopnewsprinttaris.org and be informed. Susan Rowell is the president of the National Newspaper Association. 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. Tariffs will severely hurt newspapersYear 127 No. 25Editor BRIAN McBRIDE Sports Editor KEN JACKSON A & E Editor JENNIFER DIDOMENICO Production Manager ANGELIQUE PRIORE Circulation Manager KATHY BECKHAM Chief Photographer MARTIN MADDOCK (USPS Number 513540) (ISSN 1060-1244) Published each Thursday and Saturday for $52 per year by Sun Publications of Florida. All rights reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Kissimmee, FLPostmaster: Send address changes to: Osceola News-Gazette 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741The Osceola News-Gazette is published by Sun Publications of Florida, a division of Lakeway Publishers of Florida, Inc. Phone 407-846-7600. Fax 407-846-8516. Email at news@ osceolanewsgazette.com. The Osceola News-Gazette is available online at: www.aroundosceola.com. 032918.TNG
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The obstacle course occupies a 118-by-38 foot section of Godwin Park. e City Council approved funding for it in August 2016, but the project was delayed aer funding was diverted to pay for roof damage at the Civic Center. Funds were reappropriated last year. The entire course was assembled in about two weeks earlier this month. Since it is just a few structures, it went up much more quickly then a more traditional playground where you have to contend with large pieces of equipment like slides, Holtkamp said. BLUEBERRIESContinued from Page 1 crop diseases and shiing economic markets can have a devastating impact on families that produce a single product. Its tough to make it on just one crop alone. If you have a bad year, you make nothing, you lose money, Denton said. You try to have a balance, like a stock portfolio. Branching out to blueberries The Chapmans chose to plant blueberries next, which can grow well in Central Floridas soil if its supplemented with pine bark. The bushes were planted last year over a 20-acre piece of property at 2400 Old Canoe Creek Road, just south of the familys sod operations. The farm is high-tech and equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot near the well that sends current temperature and rainfall information directly to Dentons cellphone. e farmer can also control the fertilizer and irrigation levels through the same app. Another unique feature of the farm is that its powered almost entirely by solar energy. We are totally o the grid here, Denton said. We use diesel fuel to operate the well pump, and other than that, everything comes from solar panel energy. The farm was purely commercial last year, with 35,000 pounds of berries harvested at the end of its debut season. e farm suered a slight delay to this years crop thanks to a harsh freeze in early January. e crops are on track now, and Denton said he expects the picking season to extend into early May. He hopes to boost production to 100,000 pounds this season. Central Florida blueberries are the rst in the United States to ripen each season. It gives the farm an advantage in the domestic market for about a month, after which, competition from Northern Florida and Georgia drive prices down. Opening the farm up to U-Pick on Saturdays helps supplement the farm during that time. A back to nature experience Denton and Clifton said they wanted to create a peaceful retreat for those who make the trek to the farm. Fresh beef burgers from cattle raised on Chapman ranches are available for lunch. Parents can rest under the spacious pavilion nearby while keeping an eye on kids in the outdoor play area. A small storefront on the property serves as the farms gi shop and weigh station, where visitors can purchase freshly bottled blueberry jam and weigh out the fruits of their labor. We kind of wanted it to be an experience, Clion said. We have a kids area, picnic tables, drinks and everything. So its not just pick and leave, you can hang out a while and get something to eat. Amber Brown pushed her 1-year-old son, Luke, in his stroller along an earthen trail flanked by 4-foot tall blueberry bushes. Browns mother, Greta Mitchell, walked beside her, a plastic bucket resting on her arm. e two women, both teachers from Orange County, chatted and laughed as they deftly picked ripe berries from the young plants. I plan on telling my students on Monday about this when we all discuss what we did over spring break, Brown said. I think its a great experience for kids to get outside and really see where their food is coming from. e mother and daughter said the countryside solitude of Double C Bar Ranchs blueberry farm was well worth the drive from Orlando. They learned about the U-Pick field from the blueberry farms Facebook page. Mitchell and Brown were just two of the dozens of visitors to the farm Saturday aernoon, a mild Florida spring day ripe for the picking. Its a great return-tonature experience, Mitchell said. You dont get anything like this in the city. NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKTwelve year old Arabella Kook from St. Cloud plans to make pies with the blueberries she picked at the Double C Bar Ranch on Saturday morning with her family.Area teen arrested for threatening to kill student By Brian McBride Editor A 13-year-old Kissimmee youth was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking aer he threatened to kill another student, authorities said. On Saturday, Polk County Sheriffs Office deputies took 13-year-old Ceasar Lopez of Kissimmee into custody under the Baker Act. Deputies charged him with aggravated stalking aer he threatened to kill another Polk County teen, who attends Westside K-8 School in Osceola County, according to a Polk Sheris Oce report. Lopez also made statements, such as he wanted to die and see God, he wanted to shoot up Westside K-8 School because he wanted to be the next school shooter, and he wanted to kill a lot of kids, according to the report. He also stated that he wanted to kill dierent kids because they snitched on him and got him expelled from Westside K-8. He had previously been expelled, taken into custody under the Baker Act, and charged with threatening a kid from Westside K-8 School because a kid tried him, the report stated. Deputies also said the teen buried a handgun in his neighbors backyard because he didnt want his mother to know he had one, but no gun was found. This teen is clearly in trouble. Hes had an affidavit filed in Osceola County for threatening to kill students, and hes been Baker Acted by both OSCO (Osceola County Sheriffs Office) and PCSO (Polk County Sheriffs Office), said Polk Sheriff Grady Judd. We hope he receives the treatment he needs to deal with his desires to hurt himself and others, but we have also placed him under arrest for felony aggravated stalking. We cannot allow anyone of any age to get away with criminal threats to kill, especially when they are aimed towards schoolchildren. e investigation began early on Saturday, when Lopez was found passed out drunk on the sidewalk in Davenport, the report stated. Polk Fire Rescue transported him to Heart of Florida Hospital, and deputies responded there to interview him. He told deputies he drank an entire bottle of liquor from his parents liquor cabinet and took a bunch of happy pills. During a search of Lopezs Playstation, detectives found images of the Parkland shooter and a picture of the Columbine High School shooting. During the investigation and interviews with other teens, detectives learned Lopez threatened to bring a knife to school and kill a Polk County teen.
Page 6 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 29, 2018 OSCEOLA COUNTY HISTORYThe Shakers, a short name taken by the United Society of Believers in Christs Second Appearing, trace their beliefs to the early traditions of the church and more particularly to a 17th century group of French Protestants known as Camisards or Prophets. ey were driven from France to England and disappeared from view but did pass on their beliefs to a group of Quakers who were attracted by the similar faith. In 1758, Ann Lee joined the group, sometimes referred to as the Shaking Quakers. Aer a period of persecution she decided to lead a group to America and develop a proper society. In 1774, she led a group of 8 persons who settled at present day Watervliet, New York. Mother Ann, as she was called, looked about and saw much trouble resulting from greed. e elimination of greed by communal ownership of all property of the group was her rst principle. Sex seemed to her to be the mainspring of many evils; her second principle was to sublimate and overcome it by celibacy. The third was humility, the practice of which was to avoid the damaging consequences of personal pride. In spite of persecution, the group grew and in time had seventeen well organized communities in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, with eventually two communities being established in the deep South, one in White Oak, Georgia, the other near Ashton, Osceola Co., Florida. In 1894, a small delegation came from the Watervliet Community and found temporary quarters near Narcoossee. In November of 1896 a tract of land was purchased from the Disston Land Company 7,046 35/100 acres was bought for $94,500 by Elder Isaac Anstaat. e property was twelve miles from Kissimmee and included a number of lakes. Two cottages were built, one for men, one for women on the south side of 192 just east of Ashton. Covered with heavy vegetation, extensive clearing was required. With only a small number of persons in the colony, only a small portion of the land was put into cultivation. e colony became known as the Olive Branch Colony and grew to over a dozen, one member being Elizabeth A. Sears. Honest work was a traditional feature of the Shaker religion; emphasis was placed on fruit culture and some commercial fishing. ey later turned to cattle and timber. e Olive Branch Colony was most famous for their pineapples, which were the rst principal commercial crop. The pineapples were grown under sheds with slat roofs to cut down on the harsh sun and by 1901 they were sending plants to Cuba. In August 1906, they were selling from 300 400 pineapples in Kissimmee each week. ey also began cultivating bananas but a freeze in the winters of 1909/1910 hindered production. Between 1915 and 1924, the bananas had recovered and were spread over twenty acres. Additional crops grown and sold locally were oranges, peaches, watermelons, strawberries, blackberries, mulberries, onions, potatoes, corn and numerous vegetables. The early St. Cloud Tribune newspapers were lled with articles on how to grow many unique fruits, such as cassava and gs along with the many vegetables that could be grown in this climate. They grew sugar cane and produced syrup; they also made butter and cheese and kept bees, producing orange blossom honey. Sources: Kissimmee Valley Gazette, Florida Historical Quarterly ank you to our friends at the Osceola County Historical Society for providing the editorial content and photos to bring this section to you. Narcoossee Shaker Colony Come in and let us get you into a vehicle today! VISIT TROPICALFORD.COM FOR MORE VEHICLES OR CALL US AT 407-851-3800WHEN OTHERS SAY NO, TROPICAL FORD SAYS YES!AS SEEN ON TVCOME IN AND ASK FOR JONATHAN OR JOSE SIMPLE APPROVAL FAST & EASY 1. What is the S.A.F.E. Program? 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Thursday, March 29, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 7 032218.TNG By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Guests were finally able to put the pedal to the plastic last week, aer months of anticipation of LEGOLAND Florida Resorts newest attraction: The Great LEGO Race. The parks first-ever virtual reality roller coaster was developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making the companys global creative and delivery division to combine roller coaster thrills with virtual reality technology, bringing LEGO brand minifigures to life for an unforgettable experience. The Great LEGO Race was inspired by the way kids play with LEGO toys at home, said Candy Holland, senior creative director for Merlin Magic Making, which designs and develops attractions for Merlin Entertainment sites around the world. Its a unique LEGO adventure that lets kids enter an epic imaginary world made entirely from LEGO bricks, featuring a host of dierent themes and fun LEGO characters, all mixed up together. e adventure begins right at the front of the attraction. e rides bold entry portal features giant versions of several minigure racers and their custom LEGO vehicles. e waiting queue is lled with colorful graphics representing the ve racing teams, getting riders excited as their anxiously await their turn. Video screens also demonstrate the virtual reality experience. e LEGO competitors in this race are the pirate, wizard, surfer, trendsetter and pharaoh. Each digital competitor drives a brick-built vehicle, like a rocket-powered windsurfing rig, a stylish scooter fueled by espresso and an ornately canopied bed carried by mummy servants. While the virtual reality headsets are optional, they are perfectly in sync with each twist and turn of the ride. e exterior of the headset features a set of LEGO eyes, turning riders into LEGO characters themselves. Standing at the exit of the LEGO Technic area ride on opening day, you could hear kids exclaiming about their awesome experience. at was the coolest ride ever! said a nine-year-old rider. It was crazy! But the 35-mile-per-hour coaster built for kids even had adults raving on opening day. It was great. It was unlike any ride Ive ever been on, said Clark Spurlock, one of the rst riders of e Great LEGO Race. The virtual reality headset feels really comfortable. You actually do feel like youre in this LEGO world when youre on the ride. e whole time youre feeling the motions. Guests will soon be able to exit the ride and take a walk over to the new Funnel Cake Factory, also located in the theme parks LEGO Technic area. The highly themed pit stop will oer freshly made-to-go order funnel cakes with toppings like fresh fruit, powdered sugar and so-serve ice cream. In other LEGOLAND Florida Resort news, LEGOLAND Water Park kicked o its longest season ever earlier this month. is season is oering the parks biggest number of operating dates since its opening in 2012. Adults and kids can make a splash racing down a pair of enclosed slides, floating through the Build-A-Ra River, under the 300-gallon water bucket or in the LEGOthemed pool made for all ages. MORE FROM LEGOLAND.COM: LEGOLAND Florida Resort features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO and DUPLO brands, including awesome experiences based on e LEGO Movie, LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS, LEGO City, LEGO Technic and LEGO Friends, plus LEGOLAND Water Park and on-site accommodations at the 152room LEGOLAND Hotel and the 166-room LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. roughout the year, guests can enjoy an incredible lineup of special events included with all forms of theme park admission. is years lineup features LEGO Star Wars Days (May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20), Fireghter Friday (Oct. 5), Brick or Treat (select dates in October), KIDZ BOP Weekend (Nov. 10-12), Christmas Bricktacular (select dates in December) and Kids New Years Party (select dates in late December). For more information about visiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including multi-day vacation packages, savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, edu-taining eld trip programs, services for guests with disabilities, VIP experiences, military discounts and much more, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/orida.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 Grab your race gearLEGOLAND debuts rst virtual reality roller coasterPHOTO COURTESY OF LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT SATURDAY, APRIL 7 THURSDAY, APRIL 12 HOUDINIS HIDDEN THEATER, welcomes guests for a unique magic experience. With only 35 seats, the audience will have a close-up encounter with classic and modern magic. e show is located in a secret room inside of the Mandolins restaurant at e Grand Orlando Resort. Call 863307-9400. THRIFT SHOP PUB CRAWL, will take place in Downtown Orlando. Awards will be given to the best thri shop outts. Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $30$35 and include entry to and one drink at four bars. Proceeds will benet Orlando Fireghters Benevolent Fund. TUESDAY, APRIL 24 OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION WITH STEVE ANDREWS, in the courtyard at the Orange County Administration building. Free to public, begins at 6 p.m. THE REVIVALISTS, will take the stage at House of Blues Orlando. e show starts at 9 p.m., doors will open at 8 p.m. For tickets and more info, visit www. houseolues.com/ orlando.
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RUNAWAY COUNTRY: THE POWER OF MUSICFLORIDA GEORGIA LINE FAN GETS SHOW-STOPPING SURPRISENEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO / JARRED PALUZZI By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor The largest 5K event series in the world is headed back to Kissimmee. e Color Run will return to Osceola Heritage Park on Saturday, April 14, as one of its expected 40 stops in the United States. This years Hero Tour race will celebrate everyones inner hero, featuring brand new course elements like the SUPER Zones, plus a Finish Festival and Grub Garden. Our goal at The Color Run is to create an exceptional experience that brings health and happiness to people of all ages. We want e Color Run Hero Tour to inspire all our Color Runners to celebrate their inner hero, because theres one in all of us, said e Color Run Event Director Carrie Meng. Tickets for The Color Run Hero Tour are on sale now. Osceola NewsGazette readers can receive $5 o their ticket purchase by using the code OSCEOLANEWS at the checkout. Visit www. thecolorrun.com/locations/ orlando. THE COLOR RUN OFFERS DISCOUNT FOR NEWS-GAZETTE READERS By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Nothing couldve made this weekends seventh annual Runaway Country Music Festival any better. There were incredible live performances, delicious food booths, awesome vendors, and, for some, unbelievable surprises. Nineteen-year-old Lauren Bergquist and her family traveled from Maitland to stand front and center for Saturday nights Runaway Country headlining band, Florida Georgia Line. She sang along to every word of every song, and it didnt go unnoticed by frontmen Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley. The two frontmen who are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, airing April 15 on CBS unexpectedly stopped the show to recognize Bergquist as one of their most loyal fans, remembering her from previous shows and social media. ey then took a guitar from their set, signed it, and gied it to Bergquist. I cant believe they gave me a guitar, said Bergquist. I cant stop smiling. Living as a young adult with Down syndrome and type 1 diabetes, Bergquist nds the most joy in music. She is a big country music fan and loves attending festivals and concerts. is is the sixth or seventh time weve seen Florida Georgia Line. I was shocked when they said her name and remembered her, said Bergquists mother, Leslie. Music is such an outlet for Lauren. She comes home, listens to music, plays guitar and sings It helps so much with her speech therapy and its something she really enjoys. She will be playing that guitar every day! Proof that kindness counts. Runaway Country Music Festival was a great success with crowds all three days and nights. This was our most successful Runaway Country to date, said Runaway Country Producer Gary McCann. Word has spread and families have come to Kissimmee from across the country and, in fact, around the world to see this years lineup. Planning is well underway for 2019, McCann continued. We look forward to delivering the entertainment and value our guests have come to expect. Stay tuned for more information on next years festival including dates and the full lineup; in the meantime, visit www.aroundosceola.com for a gallery of photos from the big weekend. Request forms should be updated every year. To stay on the delivery list for the Osceola News-Gazette, please fill out the following form mail to:OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Â 108 Church Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 FAX: 407-846-8516or go online: www.aroundosceola.com and click on Delivery Request Tab and fill out. YES! 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Page 10 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 29, 2018 DAILYTHURSDAY03-29LITERARY 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. PET ALLIANCE OF GREATER ORLANDO Chipotle in Winter Park welcomes you to eat for a cause. Fiy percent of fundraiser sales between 10:45 a.m. and 10 p.m. will benet Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. 525 S. Orlando Avenue. PET WALK AND CONCERT FUNDRAISER Wild ings presents its Pet Walk and Concert Fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Dog shows, food trucks, live music, pet games, vendors, groomers, petting zoo, vaccine clinic and more. WWW.WILDTHINGSPETWALK.COMBOY 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. 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. Residents and businessescan order mulch by the Internet at www. troop826hogs.com. Call 407-9539195 for assistance in ordering. Free delivery will be in the Kissimmee and St. Cloud areas as well as in south Orange County.FRIDAY03-30 BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE House of Blues Orlando, 7 p.m. Tickets range $26-$48. Visit WWW.HOUSEOFBLUES.COM/ ORLANDO. MAKS, VAL AND PETA ON TOUR: CONFIDENTIAL. Dance performances by Dancing With the Stars professionals. Walt Disney eater, Dr. Phillips Center. Tickets start at $39.50. WWW.DRPHILLIPSCENTER.ORG 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 FAMILY PICNIC AND EASTER EGG HUNT First United Methodist Church in Winter Park will hold a Family Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the Osceola Lodge. e event will include an egg hunt, face painting, pony rides, games, a bounce house and more. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic, chairs, blankets and Easter baskets. OUR LAST NIGHT e Social. e show starts at 6 p.m. For tickets, visitTHESOCIAL.ORGWEDNESDAY04-04FLEA MARKET Sale will feature a large selection of new and vintage items, jewelry and more. Council on Aging, 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Carmen Carasquillo: 407-483-1473.FRIDAY04-06PIE 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 St. 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.SUNDAY04-08CONGREGATION BETH EMETH BIBLE STUDIES Hampton Inn: 4971 Calypso Bay Way in Kissimmee. 10-11 a.m. Call 407-222-6393.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 321697-3000 for more information and reservations. SATURDAY04-14FLORIDA 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 The 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 407-530-2013.SUNDAY04-22CARIBBEAN FUSION Is back at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, noon to 8 p.m. Experience Caribbean culture through music, food, cra and dance.FRIDAY04-27COCO Lake Eola will host Coco as its free movie in the park. Event begins at 6 p.m., the movie will start at 8:15 p.m. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Food will be available for purchase. Lake Eola Park: 512 East Washington Street in Orlando. SATURDAY04-28LUPUS FOUNDATION WALK Lupus Foundation of America Florida Chapter is hosting a walk at Lake Ella Park: 512 E. Washington Street in Orlando. The walk will begin at 4 p.m. Advanced registration is available online at CHAPTERS. LUPUS.ORG. For more information, contact Devin Brown at 561-279-8606. 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.ORGSPRING 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. SHAKESPEARE 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.). SUNDAY04-297TH ANNUAL SCIENCE OF WINE Orlando Science Center welcomes adults to the 7th annual Science of Wine from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Presented by Southern Glazers Wines and Spirits, the event takes you through a tour of your wine. Experience the science behind the taste and body of your favorite wines while dining on hand-selected pairings provided by some of Orlandos best restaurants. For more information, visit OSC.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. Looking for last-minute Easter plans for the whole family? The Enzian is hosting a fun-filled Easter, this Sunday. Start the day with Easter brunch at 10:30 a.m., outside on the lawn. A petting zoo will also open at 10:30 a.m. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. for ages 0-3 years, 11:10 a.m. for ages 4-7 years and 11:20 a.m. for ages 8-12 years. Then sit down for a special showing of The Muppets at noon. General admission tickets are all inclusive and run $40 for adults, $20 for kids ages 3-12. For more information, visit www.enzian.org.WHAT Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt featuring the MuppetsWHERE The EnzianWHEN Sunday, April 1COST $40 for adults, $20 for kids ages 3-12INFORMATION Visit www.enzian.org ONGOINGST. CLOUD SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB e club, which has $20 yearly dues, meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday aernoon for games and card games including bridge, mahjong, cribbage and more. Lessons for shueboard and card games also are available. Call 407-498-0603 for more information.RETIRED RACING GREYHOUND ADOPTIONMeet retired racing Greyhounds and learn more about the adoption program. Every third Saturday. Pet Supermarket, 2924 13th Street, St. Cloud; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 407-498-0929; 407-578-7496; godsgreyts.comTAI CHI FOR ENERGYTai chi for energy. Saturdays at Hart Memorial Library, 211 E. Dakin Ave. Kissimmee; 10 a.m.; 407-900-9003LIVE MUSIC, DANCEAll welcome. St. Cloud Community Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud; Saturdays 7 10 p.m.; 407-414-0655 COUNTRY DANCESaturday nights at the St. Cloud Community Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, from 7 to 10 p.m. ere is a $5 donation asked. Refreshments and snacks are available. All ages. For more information, call Marie Coamey at 407-414-0655.GRIEFSHAREA non-denominational support group for people who have lost a loved one. Good Samaritan Village, 1441 Hoeger Circle, Kissimmee. Every Friday until March 31, 10 a.m.noon; 407-572-8284.VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDOsceola Council on Aging is actively recruiting volunteers for Meals on Wheels, but has other volunteer opportunities available. For more information call Marie Blackford at 407-933-9532.
Thursday, March 29, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 11By Jennifer DiDomenicoA&E EditorThere are a lot of successful women in todays world. For many of them, it was not an easy journey. So how did they get to where they are now? Achieving success can mean several things: following your dreams, setting goals, taking risks, and even losing some to gain some. Over time, we live and we learn. There are certain traits that can help propel successful women to the top. Heres a look at five successful women, living right here in Central Florida. This is their advice. Be your own advocate. We cant expect anyone to know our minds, our hearts, our wants, our needs. It is up to each individual to know themselves, make their own decisions and then tell people what they want. Stand up for yourself, even if its uncomfortable. Its a waste of time to be afraid. Gloria Niec A supporter for equality within the community, Niec serves as the Executive Director for the Celebration Foundation a nonprofit organization that serves greater Osceola County. Niec leads several programs and initiatives to help provide student scholarships, feed the homeless and serve the elderly. Dont let fear get in your way Especially in a male-dominated business world. Take the leap to ask for the promotion, discuss the raise, and take calculated risks. Dont be afraid to make mistakes or fail, because those are some of the best and biggest opportunities to grow. We only experience growth when we are outside of our comfort zone. Alyssa Nichols Nichols is a g raduate of University of South Florida. Recently promoted to Internship Director for Northwestern Mutual Greater Tampa Bay, Nichols hopes to inspire young adult women to follow their career goals. Be yourself. When you try to fit in, you are doing yourself an injustice and you will not be happy nor successful. Be honest with yourself and stay true to your truth. Elaine Pouliot Pouliot is an Image Consultant, Public Speaker, and Career & Life Coach working out of Orlando and New York City. She strives to inspire women of all ages to live up to their full potential. Make your own luck by being persistent and unwilling to settle for less than you are capable of... And if you arent failing, you arent trying anything new. You cant be stagnant and competitive at the same time. Jana Renner Business owner, wife, and mother of two children, Renner serves as Vice President of her childrens school PTA and as an executive board member for the local non-profit in her community. She is a big believer in goalsetting to achieve her success. For me, success is knowing that Im pursuing what Im passionate about. If I wake up every day and I work towards making my dreams a reality, then Im successful. So if you want to know what will make you successful in anything life, or business its this: passion and patience. Passion will ignite the fire, patience will keep it burning. Combine those two indefinitely, and youre a force to be reckoned with, Kahlea Arroyo, Kahlea Nicole Arroyo is a social influencer and creative entrepreneur with more than 10,000 followers on social media. She uses her blog, kahleanicole.com, to share her life, but also to inspire and mentor women to create their own business plans. March 2018 A Special Supplement to Did you know?According to the United States Department of Defense, as of January 1, 2015, there were 201,400 women serving as active duty military. Nearly 69,000 of those women served in the U.S. Army, which had more women than any other branch of the U.S. military. The U.S. Air Force had the second most female members (58,500), while the Navy had the third most (57,300). The U.S. Marine Corps had the fewest female members, with just 14,100 women serving in the Marines. Canada, where the population is roughly the equivalent of 10 percent of the overall population of the United States, boasts 10,000 female service members according to the National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces. Those figures include women serving in both the Regular and Reserve Forces and represent roughly 12 percent of Canadas military forces. Filion creating, preserving cultural identity of firm Marketing requires a broad range of skills including branding, advertising, social media strategies, running special events like trade shows and team building. Real estate marketing managers, like Crossman & Companys Gena Filion, share one common thread: a passion for their work. The role requires a professional who is a self-starter and can think and execute projects strategically, efficiently and innovatively. But also understands inter-personal relationships are vital in commercial real estate success. Its necessary to take a hands-on approach with every project because every single item that leaves the marketing department helps to shape the perception of Crossman & Company, said Filion who joined the firm in 2016. Crossman & C ompany is the Southeasts premier real estate firm focused on serving retail landlords exclusively throughout the Southeast with offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Tampa, Miami and Orlando representing more than 385 shopping centers and 28 million square feet in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia As marketing manager, Filion is responsible for creating and preserving the cultural identity of the firm through messaging and campaigns that reflect Crossman & Companys leadership role in leasing, property management, and investment sales since 1990. Offering expanded marketing services has become a major benefit for Crossman & Company clients. The initiative, led by Filion, develops and executes innovative and dynamic marketing strategies, programs and communications to help meet business objectives Filion works with clients such as Metlife with The Loop Shopping Center in Kissimmee and Clarion Partners with Water Tower Shoppes in Celebration to create awareness around their brand and build a positive reputation through social media management, traditional advertising, public relations, and special event coordination. From managing mega trade shows such as the International Council of Shopping Centers RECON every year in Las Vegas, to creating niche promotions and special events for clients, taking responsibility for brokerage marketing, means keeping many irons in the proverbial fire. Open communication channels at all levels is a must. What people might be surprised to know is that the smallest of details are considered from colors, continuity, spacing, fonts, composition to copy every detail is deliberate and geared to a targeted audience, Filion said. Gena FilionMarketing Manager Advice from successful women in Central Florida
Page 12 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 29, 2018 By Charlie Reed For the News-GazetteRoutine medical screenings are an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. Many health screenings are recommended for both men and women, but women also should include some gender-specific testing in their health routines. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That popular adage can be applied to personal health, particularly with respect to womens health screenings. Breast cancer: Both men and women can get breast cancer, but women are at a far greater risk than men. According to Breastcancer.org, roughly one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The Canadian Cancer Society says breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women. The earlier a woman finds breast cancer, the better her chance for survival. Cancers caught early are less likely to spread to the lymph nodes and vital organs than cancers caught at later stages. Recommendations on mammogram screening start time and frequency vary with age and risk factor, so women should discuss and develop an individualized plan with their doctors. Cervical cancer: Doctors advise that women should receive pelvic exams beginning at age 21, or earlier for women who are sexually active. Pap smears are screenings that help detect the presence of cancerous cells on and around the cervix that may be indicative of cervical cancer. Guidelines continually change regarding the frequency of Pap smear testing, but the general consensus is women age 30 and older may need screening every three years if they have not had any abnormal tests in the past, according to Everyday Health Women should speak with their gynecologists regarding how frequently they should be tested for cervical cancer. Bone density test: Osteoporosis, a weakening of bones that causes them to become more fragile, may initially be symptomfree. Osteoporosis is often discovered only after a fracture. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says that estrogen decreases during menopause can cause bone loss, which is why women have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis than men. In addition to healthy living habits, bone mineral density tests beginning at age 65 or earlier can help identify problems early on. Certain risk factors may require women to begin receiving bone density tests before age 65. Skin cancer screening: A report from the National Cancer Institute appearing in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology revealed startling melanoma trends among young women. This deadly skin cancer is rising in incidence. Screening for changes in skin markings can help identify melanoma and other non-melanoma cancers early on. 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Conversely, states with some of the most restrictive midwife laws and practices including Alabama, Ohio and Mississippi tend to do significantly worse on key indicators of maternal and neonatal well-being, according to the 5-year study. Never heard of a midwife? The term simply means someone, usually a woman, who assists in the birthing process. The profession is highly regulated and also includes nurse-midwives, who have even more training. The practice waned in the U.S. in the early 20th Century when the medical field professionalized and doctors successfully pushed out their competition. But midwifery has remained an integral part of delivering babies in other developed nations including the U.K., Frances, Norway and Sweden. Prince William and Kate Middletons first two children were delivered by midwives as are half of all babies in the U.K. Midwives oversee most expectant and new mothers, enabling obstetricians to concentrate on highrisk births. Those countries have much lower rates of maternal and infant mortality than the U.S. Here, severe maternal complications have more than doubled in the past 20 years. Based on the rate per 10,000 deliveries, serious complications more than doubled from 1993 to 2014, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. In 2014 alone, more than 4,000 women had emergency hysterectomies, rendering them permanently unable to carry a child. The rates of new mothers requiring breathing tubes and treatment for sepsis both increased by 75 percent. The rate of women needing to be resuscitated from heart failure rose by 175 percent, according to the CDC. And shortages of maternity care have reached critical levels with the number of hospitals offering obst etric services falling 16 percent since 2004. Jennie Joseph is perhaps one of Central Floridas most well known midwives. She is not only a leading advocate for midwifery, but also runs one of the regions most popular nonprofit birthing centers. 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Thursday, March 29, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 13 2018.WOMEN P eople from all walks of life may have something about their appearances that upsets them. While many people learn to embrace their bodies, some develop body image problems that can lead to depression and anxiety. Body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is a psychological condition that causes delusions about ones outward appearance. While people with BDD may have delusions about any part of their bodies, many people with BDD have problems with parts of their face, their ears or the shape of their head. Preoccupation with these features can be so intense that its difficult for sufferers to see beyond their delusions. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, BDD may be triggered by a slight physical imperfection. But to those with the condition, the flaw is perceived to be prominent causing severe emotional distress and difficulties in daily functioning. BDD is not exclusive to women, as it affects nearly as many men as women. Research conducted by Butler Hospital in Providence, RI, found that, among 188 subjects, BDD diagnosis was relatively equal among women and men (49 and 51 percent, respectively). Women with BDD were found to be more preoccupied with skin, weight and their hip size, while the men studied were concerned about thinning hair, body build and genital appearance. BDD usually develops in adolescence, says the BDD Foundation. This is a time when people become more sensitive about their appearances. Recognizing the symptoms of BDD can help a person get help more quickly, which can potentially head off harmful behavior, including suicide attempts. The following are some of the more common symptoms of BDD, according to ADAA: position, clothing, makeup, hair, hats, etc.) others appearance Those with BDD also may experience symptoms similar to those experienced by people with obsessive-compulsive disorder or social anxiety disorder. In many instances, people with BDD may suffer from a combination of mental health disorders. There are some effective treatments for BDD. Such treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, which teaches patients to recognize and change negative thinking patterns. Antidepressant medications may be prescribed as well. People who suspect they or a loved one is suffering from BDD should first visit their general practitioners. Social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists may also help people with BDD. Body dysmorphic disorder a reality for many womenHow to avoid caregiver burnoutCaring for an aging or sick relative is not always so easy. In addition to the physical demands of caring for such loved ones, tending to sick people can take a mental toll, potentially contributing to a condition referred to as caregiver stress. The Mayo Clinic notes that caring for a loved one can strain even the most resilient person. It can be quite difficult to be a persons sole caregiver and witness a loved ones health deteriorate due to a debilitating illness. As the population ages, nearly 80 percent of the long-term care that takes place in the United States is overseen by people who are not healthcare professionals, including daughters, granddaughters sisters, and aunts. Caregiver stress can manifest itself in many different ways, including physical and emotional problems. The following are some ways to handle the stress of caring for a sick and/or elderly relative. Investigate available resources. Explore all of the opportunities in your area that may relieve some of the burden of caring for your loved one. These may include in-home visiting care services, meal delivery, adult activity programs, and more. Ask for help. Find out if responsibilities can be split among other family members, giving each person a chance to rest and recuperate. Get physical. Physical activity in any form can help reduce stress and improve feelings of well-being, offers the Alzheimers Association. Go for a walk, take an exercise class or ride a bicycle. Expect to feel more relaxed and less stressed after physical activity. Speak with a therapist. Discuss your feelings with someone not directly related to your family or circle of friends. Caregivers may have feelings of anger, depression and anxiety, and may even be in denial about how much care this person really needs. Talking about your feelings with a professional can put them into perspective. Focus on things you can control. You may not be able to cure the illness or disability, but there are things in your control. 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Page 14 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 29, 2018 A t some point in a womans life she will enter into a period called menopause. Unlike what the name might suggest, menstruation does not pause upon entering menopause. Rather, it ceases to occur from this point on, ending the fertile, reproductive time for females. The North American Menopause Society says menopause typically begins around age 51. It also may be induced through medical intervention at an earlier age. Women are encouraged to discuss menopause with their healthcare providers so they can better understand their bodies. Thats especially important since certain myths about menopause still prevail. Myth #1: Menopause is a disease. Menopause is an inevitable part of aging and a process that occurs naturally and spontaneously. Menopause affects each woman differently. While some women struggle with any number of symptoms, others may feel as if their lives have not changed much at all since entering menopause. Myth #2: Menopause happens suddenly. Women do not wake up one day and discover they have entered menopause. Doctors at the Menopause Center at Texas Childrens Hospitals Pavilion for Women say that menopause is characterized by a subtle fluctuation of hormones that will gradually lead to menopause. Unless menopause results from a hysterectomy procedure or another medical intervention, it should happen slowly over the course of a few years. The period leading up to a last menstrual period is called perimenopause. Myth #3: Perimenopause eliminates pregnancy risk. A woman is not totally protected from an unplanned pregnancy until a year has passed since her most recent menstrual cycle. Even if periods are infrequent or unreliable, the NAMS advises that women choose another effective method of birth control if they do not want another pregnancy.Myths associated with menopause Tips for traveling soloTheres a lot to do in and around Central Florida. If you live here, you know its a great place to live and easily escape for a weekend getaway. But whether youre heading to the beach on your own or meeting up with friends, safety should be your top priority. Here are some things to keep in mind while planning your next trip. Do your homework. Before booking your next getaway, do your homework. Take a closer look at the area youll be traveling to. Review maps, consider location, read reviews, etc. Reading up on a location can give you an idea of the areas crime and security conditions, plus other information that can help you navigate as a tourist. Stay in touch. Maybe you arent vacationing solo, but youre traveling solo to meet up with some friends. Create a group chat where you can all stay in touch, checking in on each other and sharing updates of your travel. Maintain awareness of your surroundings. Youve done your homework and youve arrived at your destination. Now what? Stay safe by avoiding abandoned areas at night; steer clear of dimly lit areas; dont take the road less traveled; be aware of 031518.TNG 407-851-38009900 S. Orange Blossom TrailMon-Fri: 7:00AM 7:00PM Sat: 7:00AM 5:00PM Closed Sundaystropicalford.com Need a New Battery?$5995FromWith exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Certain models excluded. See Quick Lane service advisor for details. Expires: 4/30/18.Fast Quick Lane ServiceQuick Lane Hours:at Tropical Ford those around you. Dont overshare. Its fun to travel alone and meet new friends, but oversharing information about yourself and your itinerary with strangers can increase your vulnerability and be dangerous. Keep private information private. Dont be afraid to repel any unwanted attentions, and dont answer questions that make you uncomfortable. Traveling abroad? Read this, too. Keep in mind that many countries have their own laws pertaining to women. Its important to respect a countrys culture, even if you disagree with it. Additionally, it is a good idea to keep the address of the nearest embassy on you at all times. American women can visit www. usembassy.gov to learn where the embassy in a given country is located.By Jennifer DiDomenicoA&E Editor You can read more stories online at our website www. aroundosceola.com.
Thursday, March 29, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 15 CONTACT KEN JACKSON OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE SPORTS EDITOR EMAIL KJACKSON@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Pride soccerNWSL team starts year with 1-1 draw.Page 16. Sports Editor Only four of the countys seven public schools oer and play boys volleyball, but one of them will be a contender for the state title. Celebration, members of District 3 with St. Cloud and Harmony (Poinciana plays as an independent this year), is 11-1 and headed into the second half of their season, which will culminate with the District 3 tournament April 24 and 26, which the Storm will host. e Storm, led by Coach Pedro Davila, have players in the U.S. and Puerto Rican national team programs, such as senior outside hitter Johansen Negron, who came from Puerto Rico to ee from Hurricane Maria. Junior hitters Carlos Adrian Mercado and Alejandro Hernandez are in the U.S. national program. Weve been very lucky, our talent puts us in a good position, he said. These kids play volleyball all year round and are part of national and international programs. Davila, who is also affiliated with the United States national developmental program, said the state of Florida is a hotbed of that level of talent. Id say that of the 36 high school kids in the country involved with the national team, o the top of my head I think 11 are in Florida, he said. Other team leaders include junior setter Christopher Rivera and middle blockers Eduard Montilla, Martin Alarcon and Carlos Gabriel Mercado. High school sports website MaxPreps, in its analytic rankings that take into account strength of schedules and margin of victories, has the Storm ranked fourth in the state and 38th nationally. Celebrations lone loss came to Miami Killian, ranked third in the state. The Storm have only lost sets to Killian and to Central Florida power Winter Springs in a 3-1 victory prior to spring break. e Storm defeated St. Cloud (4-3), 3-0 on March 13. The Bulldogs, led by Coach Ettie Singleton, now roll into the meat of their district schedule, including a home match today at 6 against Universal Academy. Singletons team graduated nearly its entire starting lineup last year and has just one senior (Matthew Glass) in this years rebuilding season. I expect him to lead the team along with Luke Miller this year, the coach said. e boys are working hard together. Were looking Looking forward to a good season and hopefully qualify for the district tournament. Freshmen Spencer ONeill, Jacob Post and Anthony Gonzalez are on the varsity lineup, joined by juniors Jan Torres, Edi Ramirez and Xavier Elisa and sophomores Jacob Sanchez, Tyler Souza and Cash Udstad. Harmony (3-1), coached by Travis Foster, plays at Tampa HEAT tonight and hosts Brooks-DeBartolo on Tuesday. The Longhorns host Celebration next ursday and travel to St. Cloud on April 12. The top four in the regular-season standings in District 3, which also includes Tampa area schools Berkeley Prep, BrooksDeBartolo, Foundation Christian, Tampa Bay HEAT and Universal Academy, will qualify for the district tournament. The state features just one class, unlike other multi-class sports girls volleyball teams compete from Class A to 9A as teams in districts are only found in Central Florida, the Tampa area and east coast from Jupiter down to Miami. Dade County schools alone make up ve of the 16 districts. District champions will play in round of play-in matches on May 1, and the state tournament will be held May 4-5 and Ransom Everglades High May 4-5. Were hoping to go to state and bring the county its rst volleyball state title, Davila said. Sports Editor Winter season was hot, now Im sweaty for springLocal pro sports hopes carried by Orlando Pride Random ramblings from the comfy tan recliner because, hey, its been a busy week already, with a birthday on Monday and a string of events on Wednesday As ready as I may say I am for the spring sports season, which is nearing the halfway mark, Im still recovering from the winter. Celebration boys soccer advanced to the state seminals, prompting four trips out to venerable CHS. I love all my Storm fans out there, but could they put that school any farther back there in the woods? Osceolas wrestlers made their annual run to the state finals, which was much easier to get to at Silver Spurs Arena, and this year they brought a couple of Harmonys best guys on the mat along for the ride. Congrats to OHS Malyke Hines for defending his state title, to his younger brother, Jaekus, a state runner-up at the smallest weight class (106 pounds) who proved as a freshman hell be a force for three years, and to Harmony senior Carter Harris, who fought mightily to go out a state champion in the biggest weight class (285) but came up a couple points short. ey all ended the year district an regional champions. en, in girls basketball, City of Life Christian made it worth while to travel down to Lakeland twice as it rolled to its first state championship in any sport. Theres a special buzz whenever you walk into the RP Funding Center (itll always be e Lakeland Center to me, but I dont write or cash corporate sponsorship checks), and if youre there to write 700 or so words about a team, it sure helps the cause if they win their last game and have really positive things to say. As you can sense, Im having the time of my life, and theres still a couple months le in the school sports season. In the spring, everything is going on at the same time, so Im doing my best to rotate around to baseball, softball, tennis, track, boys weightlifting, girls flag football, water polo, lacrosse and boys volleyball. (ats all? You sure we cant sneak a little synchronized diving or eld hockey in there?) I guess what Im trying to say is Ill get around to everybody. Eventually ank goodness for those winners from the winter. Because the pro sports scene around here needs a jolt, and it might have gotten it on Saturday. Certainly not from the Orlando Magic, who have been in an express lane race SUBMITTED PHOTOCelebration boys volleyball outside hitter Johansen Negron, a member of the Puerto Rican national program, arrived with the Storm after fleeing Hurricane Maria. Hes part of a potent offense thats led the team to an 11-1 record and the No. 4 ranking in the MaxPreps standings. See Column Page 17. Celebration among states best in boys volleyball; Dogs, Horns in District 3 Sports Editor While the Opening Day roster for the Florida Fire Frogs 2018 edition is still falling into place, as the Atlanta Braves minor-leaguers continue to train at ESPNs Wide World of Sports, the coaching sta a group with extensive Major League experience has been announced. Luis Salazar, a long-time minor league coach and manager, has been tabbed as the manager for second-year franchise. The native of Venezuela has compiled a career record of 769-836 (.479) over 20-plus years as a minor league coach, including 15 as a manager. He replaces Ralph Rocket Wheeler, who managed the club in the second half of 2017 aer Paul Runge started the season. Salazar, 61, spent the 2016-17 seasons as the Class AA Mississippi Braves manager, guiding the team to a Southern League Championship Series appearance during his rst season in 2016. His 2012 Carolina Mudcats also won the 2012 Mill Cup Championship in the Carolina League. Salazar spent part of 12 seasons (198092) in the major leagues with six dierent clubs, including the 1984 San Diego Padres and 1989 Chicago Cubs, who played in the postseason. Pitching coach and Central Florida native Mike Maroth returns home aer spending the last two seasons as the Atlanta Braves pitching rehabilitation coordinator. He was previously a pitching coach for the Florida State Leagues Lakeland Flying Tigers. Prior to a six-year Major League pitching career (2002-07) for Detroit and St. Louis, Maroth, 40, attended Boone High School in Orlando and played for the University of Central Florida. Tomas Perez and hitting coach Rene Tosoni also join Salazars sta. Perez coached with the Fire Frogs last year and spent 12 years (1995-2008) in the major leagues. Tosoni joins the sta in his rst season as a professional coach. e 31-year-old made his major league debut in 2011 as a member of the Minnesota Twins, and played for seven seasons (2007-13) with the Twins and Milwaukee Brewers. The Fire Frogs begin the season in Daytona on Thursday, and their 2018 Osceola County Stadium debut will be on April 7 (4 p.m.) and 8 (11 a.m.). The Fire Frogs have also announced themed jersey nights for the 2018 season, including celebrating the Hispanic community and transform into Los Coquis on April 19. eyll travel to a distant galaxy for Star Wars Night on May 4, have a esta on Cinco de Mayo, celebrate the nations independence on the Fourth of July, and get their fans prepared for storm season with a hurricane prep party on July 28. Florida will also flood the stadium with superheroes on April 21, have Yellow Submarine night on July 14 and turn back the clock with retro Kissimmee Cobras gear during the season. On Saturday the team will host an Easterthemed helicopter egg drop. e helicopter will drop its eggs at 9:30 a.m. for kids 12 and under. e event is free to attend, and it is encouraged that guests arrive by 9 a.m. BASEBALL Friday Harmony at Viera, 6 p.m. Thursday Windermere at St.Cloud, 6pm Tuesday Liberty at Gateway, 6 p.m. Wednesday Liberty at Osceola, 6 p.m. East River at St. Cloud, 6 p.m. SOFTBALL Friday St. Cloud at Bartow, 6 & 9 pm Wednesday Windermere at St. Cloud, 7pm Harmony at Osceola, 7 p.m. Thursday Kissimmee Klassic at Osceola Co. Softball Complex, all day
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Thursday, March 29, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 17 Chamber golf e 38th annual St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will be April 14 at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. is years event features rae prizes, a Best Dressed contest, food, drinks, goodie bags, hole-in-one contest, longest drive prizes, and more. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and is $75 per player or $300 per team and includes breakfast and lunch. Assorted corporate sponsorships are also available. For information or to register go to bit.ly/ chambergolf2018 or contact the Chamber at 407-892-3671. Harmony HS physicals Harmony High School will hold a physical night April 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. incoming and returning athletes. Physicals are $10 and all forms will be provide on site. For information email Longhorns Head Athletic Trainer Craig Carnell at craig.carnell@ osceolaschools.net. The First Tee comes to Kissimmee e First Tee of Central Florida is pleased to announce the registration 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 be on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. and sessions for participants 10-12 years old will be on Tuesdays from 6:15:45 p.m. Participants who would like to view the Spring schedule for registration should visit http://www.therstteec. org/programs/register/. Registrants will need to pay the $25 annual membership fee for 2018 as well as the $50 ten-week program session fee. e First Tee of Central Florida continues to maintain the policy that no child be turned away for an inability to pay; nancial assistance is available. Anyone who would like to apply for nancial assistance can do so while they are registering SPORTS BRIEFSto the bottom for years, in the name of getting to dra a top teenage talent. Sadly, for the NBA, about seven other teams are also in that colossal pillow ght to have the worst record as well (Play like dung to draft Trae Young!). Youre either t to win the title or tanking the season to win the Dra. By the way, the Association can fix this mess by giving the evennumbered spots in the Draft Lottery to the nonplayoff teams with the best records after the AllStar Game. Speaking of messes to fix, Im not sure the Orlando City Lions have tweaked their lack of victory problems either, with their 0-2-1 start to the year. The community really embraced pro soccer in this town, but it wants a winner, and the team has yet to prove it is one in its fourth season. at leaves the Orlando Pride, who opened the National Womens Soccer League season Saturday with a 1-1 draw. e Pride have three players Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux and Brazils Marta who can send pelotas into the back of the net. e problem is that these world-class ladies arent household names. Will that change? Well, their game on Saturday at Washington is on national television, but you have to remember where the Lifetime network is on your cable lineup. And, of course, if all else fails, theres our own Florida Fire Frogs, who open their Florida State League baseball season next weekend, chock-full of the Atlanta Braves best minorleague talent, and a soonto-be-named indoor soccer team that will call the Silver Spurs Arena home. Theres gotta be a winner out there somewhere speaking of which, the Eagles really did win the Super Bowl, right? 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Page 20 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 29, 2018 Place your classified online 24 hours a day www.aroundosceola.com CONTACT JODY GILLESPIE ADVERTISING SALES EMAIL JGILLESPIE@OSCEOLANEWS-GAZETTE.COM PHONE 321-402-0423 View all Public Notices online www.aroundosceola.com and CONTACT: GARY LUGO EMAIL LEGALADS@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM PHONE 407-846-7600 Call Jody 321-402-0423 or visit aroundosceola.com SELL IT FAST!For as little as $32 for 2 daysYou can reach over 75,000 readers!Advertise your garage sale today. CANCEL OR change classified ads by calling the Osceola NewsGazette at 407-846-7600. INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2010-CA-005696MF WILMINGTONSAVINGS FUNDSOCIETY,FSB,D/B/A CHRISTIANATRUST,NOT INDIVIDUALLYBUTAS TRUSTEEFORPRETIUM MORTGAGEACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. MATOS,NOELAND BRUNILDA,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated August24,2016,and entered in2010-CA-005696 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinWILMINGTONSAVINGSFUNDSOCIETY,FSB, D/B/ACHRISTIANATRUST, NOTINDIVIDUALLYBUTAS TRUSTEEFORPRETIUM MORTGAGEACQUISITION TRUST,isthePlaintiff,and NOELMATOS;BRUNILDA MATOS;MORTGAGE ELECTRONICREGISTRATIONSYSTEMS,INC.,AS NOMINEEFORSOMERST INVESTORSCORP.;THE BUENAVENTURALAKES COMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;JANEDOE, N/K/ASUKAN TYOLIVA; JOHNDOE,N/K/APEDRO OLIVAaretheDefendant(s). ArmandoRamirez,asthe ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,will selltothehighestandbest bidderforcashatSuite 2600/Room#2602,2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, FL34741,at11:00A.M.,on APRIL17,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT8,BLOCK152, BUENAVENTURALAKES SUBDIVISION,UNIT6, SECONDADDITION,AS PERPLATTHEREOF,RECORDEDINPLATBOOK4, PAGE9,OFTHEPU BLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. P ropertyAddress: 829BIRCHWOODCIR, KISSIMMEE,FL34743 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis21stday of March2018. R OBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org By: /s/ThomasJoseph ThomasJoseph,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: email@example.com 12-14561-MoP March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2015-CA-002820MF U.S.BankNationalAssociation,asTrusteeforCitigroupMortgageLoanTrust 2007-WFHE3,Asset-Backed Pass-ThroughCertificates, Series2007-WFHE3, Plaintiff, vs. MaleiaMoore;etal., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderdated February16,2018,entered inCaseNo.2015-CA002820 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NinthJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinU.S.BankNational Association,asTrusteefor CitigroupMortgageLoan Trust2007-WFHE3,AssetBackedPass-ThroughCertificates,Series2007-WFHE3, isthePlaintiff,andMaleia Moore;TheodoreMoore;Any andAllUnknownParties Claimingby,Through,Under andAgainsttheHerein NamedIndividual Defendant(s)whoarenot KnowntobeDeadorAlive, WhethersaidUn known PartiesmayClaimanInterestasSpouses,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,orother Claimants;Associationof PoincianaVillages,Inc. ; PoincianaVillageOneAssociation,Inc.;Tenant#1;Tenant#2;Tenant#3;Tenant# 4,aretheDefendants,that ArmandoR.Ramirez OsceolaCountyClerkof Courtwillselltothehighest andbestbidderforcashat Suite2600/Room2602,2 CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,FL34741,beginningat 11:00A.M.onthe17thdayof APRIL,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment towit: LOT19,BLOCK1416 POINCIANA,NEIGHBORHOOD1SOUTH,VILLAGE 1,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK3 PAGES9THROUGH16,INCLUSIVE,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY.FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. Datedonthis22nddayof March2018. BROCK&SCOTT,PLLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 1501N.W.49thStreet, Suite200, FortLauderdale,FL33309 Phone:(954)618-6955 ext.6177 Fax:(954)618-6954 FLCourtDocs@brockandscott.com By: /s/JimmyEdwards JimmyEdwards,Esquire FloridaBarNo.81855 FileNo.15-F08697 March29,2018 April5,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION PursuanttoCh713.585(6) F.S.UnitedAmericanLien& Recoveryasagentw/power ofattorneywillsellthefollowingvehicle(s)tothehighest bidder;netproceedsdepositedwiththeclerkofcourt ; owner/lienholderhasrightto hearingandpostbond ; ownermayredeemvehicle forcashsumoflien;allauctionsheldinreserve Inspect1weekprior@ lienorfacility;cashorcashier check;18%buyerpremium ; anypersoninterestedphone (954)563-1999 Saledate: April20,2018@ 10:00a.m.,3411NW9th Ave.,FortLauderdaleFL 33309 1) 31810 2006Honda VIN#:2HGFG21536H700578 Lienor: JoTechPerformance,613E.DoneganAve. Kissimmee,FL407-846-4884 LienAmt: $7849.08 2) 31811 2008BMW VIN: WBAWB73578P040158 Lienor: JoTechPerformance,613E.DoneganAve., Kissimmee,FL407-846-4884 LienAmt: $13019.63 SaleDate: April27,2018@ 10:00a.m.,3411NW9th Avenue,#707,FortLauderdaleFL33309 1) 31828 2011BMW VIN:WBAPH7G55BNM55818 Lienor: XtremeMotorWorks Inc.,1610NMainSt.,Kissimmee,FL407-943-7486 LienAmt:$8573.70 2) 31829 1996Toyota VIN#: 4T1BG12KXtU825187 Lienor;Pu ertoRicoAuto Svc&BodyWorks, 1060E.CarrollSt., Kissimmee,FL Telephone: 407-343-8199 LienAmt: $4924.00 LicensedAuctioneers FLAB422FLAU765&1911 March29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-003118MF FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATION(FANNIEMAE),A CORPORATIONORGANIZEDANDEXISTINGUNDERTHELAWSOFTHE UNITEDSTATESOF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERT Y; D efendants, RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderReschedulingForeclosureSale filedFebruary20,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-003118MF,oftheCircuitCourtofthe9thJudicial CircuitinandforOSCEOLA County,Florida,wherein FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATION(FANNIEMAE),A CORPORATIONORGANIZEDANDEXISTINGUNDERTHELAWSOFTHE UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,isthePlaintiff,and MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MA TTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES ; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY,are Defendants.ARMANDO RAMIREZ,theClerkofthe CircuitCourt,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashINSUITE2600/ROOM 2602OFTHEOSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE,at 2COURTHOUSESQUARE KISSIMMEEinOSCEOLA County,FLORIDA34741,at 11:00A.M.,onthe24thday ofAPRIL,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment towit: LOT23,LAURELRUNAT CRESCENTLAKES,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK9,PAGE(S) 12-13,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Apersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Inaccordancewiththe AmericanswithDisabilities Act,ifyouareapersonwith adisabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto p articipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. DATEDthis23rddayof March2018. By: /s/EricKnopp StephanieSimmonds,Esq. 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KISSIMMEE,FL34746.The vehicleswhichwillbeauctionedinclude: 1)2003CHRYSLER VIN:3C8FY78G13T637269 2)2015JEEP VIN: ZACCJABT0FPB67715 Pleasebeadvised,perF.S 713.78thatanewspaperad mustbepublishedfor1day inanewspaperofgeneral circulation(dailyorweekly circulation)whichhasbeenin circulationforatleast1year Theadvertisementmustbe publishedatleast10calendardayspriortothedateof sale,inanewspaperofgeneralcirculationinthecounty inwhichthesaleistobe held.The10calendardays donotincludethedateofthe advertisementnorthedateof thesale. March29,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: HAVEHNDESIGN locatedat:609E.Central Avenue,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityof ORLANDO,Florida32819, intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusine ssenterpriseisas follows: M ELISSAAMBER FEHERANATO DATEDatKissimmee, OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this23rddayofMarch,2018. March29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-003118MF FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATION(FANNIEMAE),A CORPORATIONORGANIZEDANDEXISTINGUNDERTHELAWSOFTHE UNITEDSTATESOF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES ; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES ; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY; Defendants, RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderReschedulingForeclosureSale filedFebruary20,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-003118MF,oftheCircuitCourtofthe9thJudicial CircuitinandforOSCEOLA County,Florida,wherein FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATION(FANNIEMAE),A CORPORATIONORGANIZEDANDEXISTINGUNDERTHELAWSOFTHE UNITEDSTATESOFA MERICA,isthePlaintiff,and MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY,are Defendants.ARMANDO RAMIREZ,theClerkofthe CircuitCourt,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashINSUITE2600/ROOM 2602OFTHEOSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE,at 2COURTHOUSESQUARE, KISSIMMEEinOSCEOLA County,FLORIDA34741,at 11:00A.M.,onthe24thday ofAPRIL,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyass et forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT23,LAURELRUNAT CRESCENTLAKES,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK9,PAGE(S) 12-13,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Apersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Inaccordancewiththe AmericanswithDisabilities Act,ifyouareapersonwith adisabilitywhoneed sany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7da ys;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. DATEDthis23rddayof March2018. B y: /s/EricKnopp StephanieSimmonds,Esq. Bar.No.:85404 Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad, Suite.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 Designatedserviceemail: email@example.com FileNo.16-03838SET March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2010-CA-005696MF WILMINGTONSAVINGS FUNDSOCIETY,FSB,D/B/A CHRISTIANATRUST,NOT INDIVIDUALLYBUTAS TRUSTEEFORPRETIUM MORTGAGEACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. MATOS,NOELAND BRUNILDA,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated August24,2016,and enteredin2010-CA-005696 M FoftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida whereinWILMINGTONSAVINGSFUNDSOCIETY,FSB D/B/ACHRISTIANATRUST NOTINDIVIDUALLYBUTAS TRUSTEEFORPRETIUM MORTGAGEACQUISITION TRUST,isthePlaintiff,and NOELMATOS;BRUNILDA MATOS;MORTGAGE ELECTRONICREGISTRATIONSYSTEMS,INC.,AS NOMINEEFORSOMERST INVESTORSCORP.;THE BUENAVENTURALAKES COMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;JANEDOE, N/K/ASUKANTYOLIVA; JOHNDOE,N/K/APEDRO OLIVAaretheDefendant(s). ArmandoRamirez,asthe ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,will selltothehighestandbest bidderforcashatSuite 2600/Room#2602,2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, FL34741,at11:00A.M.,on APRIL17,2018,thefollowingd escribedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT8,BLOCK152, BUENAVENTURALAKES SUBDIVISION,UNIT6, SECONDADDITION,AS PERPLATTHEREOF,RECORDEDINPLATBOOK4, PAGE9,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. P ropertyAddress: 829BIRCHWOODCIR, KISSIMMEE,FL34743 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. I MPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifth etime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis21stdayof March2018. R OBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org By: /s/ThomasJoseph ThomasJoseph,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123 350 C ommunicationEmail: email@example.com 12-14561-MoP March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2015-CA-002820MF U.S.BankNationalAssociation,asTrusteeforCitigroupMortgageLoanTrust 2007-WFHE3,Asset-Backed Pass-ThroughCertificates Series2007-WFHE3, Plaintiff, vs. MaleiaMoore;etal., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderdated February16,2018,entered inCaseNo.2015-CA-002820 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NinthJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida whereinU.S.BankNational Association,asTrusteefor CitigroupMortgageLoan Trust2007-WFHE3,AssetBackedPass-ThroughCertificates,Series2007-WFHE3 isthePlaintiff,andMaleia Moore;TheodoreMoore;Any andAllUnknownParties Claimingby,Through,Under andAgainsttheHerein NamedIndividual Defendant(s)whoarenot KnowntobeDeadorAlive WhethersaidUnknown PartiesmayClaimanInterestasSpouses,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,orother Claimants;Associationof PoincianaVillages,Inc.; PoincianaVillageOneAssociation,Inc.;Tenant#1;Tenant#2;Tenant#3;Tenant# 4,aretheDefendants,that ArmandoR.Ramirez, OsceolaCountyClerkof Courtwillselltothehighest andbestbidderforcashat, Suite2600/Room2602,2 CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,FL34741,beginningat 11:00A.M.onthe17thdayof APRIL,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT19,BLOCK1416, POINCIANA,NEIGH BORHOOD1SOUTH,VILLAGE 1,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK3, PAGES9THROUGH16,INCLUSIVE,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY.FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atn ocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. Datedonthis22nddayof March2018 B ROCK&SCOTT,PLLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 1501N.W.49thStreet, Suite200, FortLauderdale,FL33309 Phone:(954)618-6955 ext.6177 Fax:(954)618-6954 FLCourtDocs@brockandscott.com By: /s/JimmyEdwards JimmyEdwards,Esquire FloridaBarNo.81855 FileNo.15-F08697 March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-003118MF FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATION(FANNIEMAE),A CORPORATIONORGANIZEDANDEXISTINGUNDERTHELAWSOFTHE UNITEDSTATESOF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERT Y; D efendants, RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderReschedulingForeclosureSale filedFebruary20,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-003118MF,oftheCircuitCourtofthe9thJudicial CircuitinandforOSCEOLA County,Florida,wherein FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATION(FANNIEMAE),A CORPORATIONORGANIZEDANDEXISTINGUNDERTHELAWSOFTHE UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,isthePlaintiff,and MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MA TTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF MATTHEWHAYNES,A/K/A MATTHEWTHEODORE ANDERSONHAYNES; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY,are Defendants.ARMANDO RAMIREZ,theClerkofthe CircuitCourt,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashINSUITE2600/ROOM 2602OFTHEOSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE,at 2COURTHOUSESQUARE, KISSIMMEEinOSCEOLA County,FLORIDA34741,at 11:00A.M.,onthe24thday ofAPRIL,2018,thefollowingdescrib edpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT23,LAURELRUNAT CRESCENTLAKES,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK9,PAGE(S) 12-13,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Apersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Inaccordancewiththe AmericanswithDisabilities Act,ifyouareapersonwith adisa bilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearance islessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. DATEDthis23rddayof March2018. B y: /s/EricKnopp StephanieSimmonds,Esq. Bar.No.:85404 Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad, Suite.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 Designatedserviceemail: firstname.lastname@example.org FileNo.16-03838SET March29,2018 April5,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION PursuanttoCh713.585(6) F.S.UnitedAmericanLien& Recoveryasagentw/power ofattorneywillsellthefollowingvehicle(s)tothehighest bidder;netproceedsdepositedwiththeclerkofcourt; owner/lienholderhasrightto hearingandpostbond; ownermayredeemvehicle forcashsumoflien;allauctionsheldinreserve Inspect1weekprior@ lienorfacility;cashorcashier check;18%buyerpremium; anypersoninterestedphone (954)563-19 99 Saledate: April20,2018@ 10:00a.m.,3411NW9th Ave.,FortLauderdaleFL 33309 1 ) 31810 2006Honda VIN#:2HGFG21536H700578 Lienor: JoTechPerformance,613E.DoneganAve., Kissimmee,FL407-846-4884 LienAmt: $7849.08 2) 31811 2008BMW VIN: WBAWB73578P040158 Lienor: JoTechPerformance,613E.DoneganAve. Kissimmee,FL407-846-4884 LienAmt: $13019.63 SaleDate: April27,2018@ 10:00a.m.,3411NW9th Avenue,#707,FortLauderdaleFL33309 1) 31828 2011BMW VIN:WBAPH7G55BNM55818 Lienor: XtremeMotorWorks Inc.,1610NMainSt.,Kissimmee,FL407-943-7486 LienAmt:$8573.70 2) 31829 1996Toyota VIN#: 4T1BG12KXtU825187 Lienor;PuertoRicoAuto Svc&BodyWorks, 1060E.CarrollSt., Kissimmee,FL Telephone: 407-343-8199 LienAmt: $4924.00 LicensedAuctioneers FLAB422 FLAU765&1911 M arch29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2010-CA-005696MF WILMINGTONSAVINGS FUNDSOCIETY,FSB,D/B/A CHRISTIANATRUST,NOT INDIVIDUALLYBUTAS TRUSTEEFORPRETIUM MORTGAGEACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. MATOS,NOELAND BRUNILDA,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated August24,2016,and entered in2010-CA-005696 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinWILMINGTONSAVINGSFUNDSOCIETY,FSB, D/B/ACHRISTIANATRUST, NOTINDIVIDUALLYBUTAS TRUSTEEFORPRETIUM MORTGAGEACQUISITION TRUST,isthePlaintiff,and NOELMATOS;BRUNILDA MATOS;MORTGAGE ELECTRONICREGISTRATIONSYSTEMS,INC.,AS NOMINEEFORSOMERST INVESTORSCORP.;THE BUENAVENTURALAKES COMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;JANEDOE, N/K/ASUKAN TYOLIVA; JOHNDOE,N/K/APEDRO OLIVAaretheDefendant(s). ArmandoRamirez,asthe ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,will selltothehighestandbest bidderforcashatSuite 2600/Room#2602,2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, FL34741,at11:00A.M.,on APRIL17,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT8,BLOCK152, BUENAVENTURALAKES SUBDIVISION,UNIT6, SECONDADDITION,AS PERPLATTHEREOF,RECORDEDINPLATBOOK4, PAGE9,OFTHEPU BLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. P ropertyAddress: 829BIRCHWOODCIR, KISSIMMEE,FL34743 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis21stday of March2018. ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: email@example.com By: /s/ThomasJoseph ThomasJoseph,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org 12-14561-MoP March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2015-CA-002820MF U.S.BankNationalAssociation,asTrusteeforCitigroupMortgageLoanTrust 2007-WFHE3,Asset-Backed Pass-ThroughCertificates, Series2007-WFHE3, Plaintiff, vs. MaleiaMoore;etal., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderdated February16,2018,entered inCaseNo.2015-CA002820 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NinthJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinU.S.BankNational Association,asTrusteefor CitigroupMortgageLoan Trust2007-WFHE3,AssetBackedPass-ThroughCertificates,Series2007-WFHE3, isthePlaintiff,andMaleia Moore;TheodoreMoore;Any andAllUnknownParties Claimingby,Through,Under andAgainsttheHerein NamedIndividual Defendant(s)whoarenot KnowntobeDeadorAlive, WhethersaidUn known PartiesmayClaimanInterestasSpouses,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,orother Claimants;Associationof PoincianaVillages,Inc.; PoincianaVillageOneAssociation,Inc.;Tenant#1;Tenant#2;Tenant#3;Tenant# 4,aretheDefendants,that ArmandoR.Ramirez, OsceolaCountyClerkof Courtwillselltothehighest andbestbidderforcashat, Suite2600/Room2602,2 CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,FL34741,beginningat 11:00A.M.onthe17thdayof APRIL,2018, thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT19,BLOCK1416, POINCIANA,NEIGHBORHOOD1SOUTH,VILLAGE 1,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK3, PAGES9THROUGH16,INCLUSIVE,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY.FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareaperson witha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduled appearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. Datedonthis22nddayof March2018. B ROCK&SCOTT,PLLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 1501N.W.49thStreet, Suite200, FortLauderdale,FL33309 Phone:(954)618-6955 ext.6177 Fax:(954)618-6954 FLCourtDocs@brockandscott.com By: /s/JimmyEdwards JimmyEdwards,Esquire FloridaBarNo.81855 FileNo.15-F08697 March29,2018 April5,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION PublicNoticeisherebygiven thatACETRANSPORTATIONSYSTEMSLLC,d/b/a ACEWRECKER,willholda publicauctionat8:00A.M. onAPRIL20,2018,at:6671 OsceolaPolkLineRoad Davenport,FL33896.Pursuanttothelawsofthestate thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldtothehighestbidder: 1)2005ACURA VIN:19UUA66275A031016 2)2000PONTIAC VIN: 1G2JB1241Y7168824 Termsofthesalearecash andnochecksareaccepted Sellerreservestherightto finalbid.Allsalesarefinal Norefundswillbemade Saleautowillbesold"asis" withnoguarantee. March29,2018 LOOKINGFOR peoplewhowant tomakeachange. CometoTropicalFord: NeedSalespeople, telemarketinganddetailers. 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Thursday, March 22, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 21 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 Case#:2017-CA-002916OC PEACHTREECASUALTY INSURANCECOMPANY, Petitioner, vs. YANETHHERNANDEZ, JESSICAGUTIERREZ, JOELAYALA, JASONAYALA,IWONA THOMAS,KEITHLAYNE, B.L.,aminor,and JANETODOM, Respondents. NOTICEOFACTION TO:JASONL.AYALA; JOELL.AYALA YOUARENOTIFIEDthat anactionseekingnon-monetarydeclaratoryrelieftodetermineinsurancecoverage hasbeenfiledagainstyouin theC ircuitCourtoftheNinth JudicialCircuit,Osceola County,Florida.Youarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany, totheactionon StephenA. Spaid,Esq .,thepetitioner's attorney,whoseaddressis 100S.AshleyDr.,Suite 1100,Tampa,Florida33602, onorbeforeMAY2,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe OsceolaCountyClerkof Courteitherbeforeservice onthepetitioner'sattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered ag ainstyouforthereliefdemandedinthepetition. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactOsceola County:ADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL34741, (407)742-2417,Fax#:407835-5079,atleast7daysbeforeyoursche duledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. D ATEDonMarch9,2018. ARMANDOR.RAMIREZ AsClerkoftheCourt By: /s/SM AsDeputyClerk March29,2018 April5,12,19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n Case#:2016-CA-001384MF PNCBANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERTE.PASSNO,JR ANDJAMIEM.PASSNO, etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated October05,2017,and enteredin2016-CA-001384 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuitinand forOsceolaCounty,Florida whereinPNCBANK,NA TIONALASSOCIATION,is thePlaintiff,andROBERT PASSNO,JR.;JAMIEM PASSNO,aretheDefen dant(s).ArmandoRamirez astheClerkoftheCircuit Court,willselltothehighest andbestbidderforcashat Suite2600/Room#2602,2 CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,FL34741,at11:00 A.M.,onAPRIL24,2018,the followingdescribedproperty assetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT16,OFLORRAINEESTATESUNIT2,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK2,PAGE264, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress:1720 EASTCLINTONDRIVE, SAINTCLOUD,FL34769 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyowneraso fthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. I MPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduled courtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis22nddayof March2018. R OBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: mail@ra sflaw.com B y: /s/ThomasJoseph ThomasJoseph,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org 16-016077-MoP March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A CaseNo.:2017-CP-267 INRE:THEESTATEOF DIEGORIVERADAVILA, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS AND INTERESTEDPARTIES Theadministrationofthe estateofDIEGORIVERA DAVILA,deceased,File Number2017-CP-267,i s pendingintheCircuitCourt forOsceolaCounty,Florida ProbateDivision,thead dressofwhichis2CourthouseSquare,Suite2000 Kissimmee,FL34741.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,including unmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims,onwhoma copyofthisnoticeisserved mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHINTHELATER OF3MONTHSAFTERTHE DATEOFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNO TICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFTHISNOTICE ONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestate,includingunmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTSO FILEDWILLBEFOREVER BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisNoticeisMarch22 2018. PersonalRepresentative : IvetteM.River a 3215TimberlineRoa d WinterHaven,FL33880 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: TylerS.VanVoorhees,Esq.. FloridaBarNo.:64502 PostOfficeBox120280 Clermont,FL34712-0280 Phone:(352)394-1178 Fax:(352)242-3886 March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINAN D FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A CaseNo.:2012-CA-00574 1 U.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE SUCCESSORININTEREST TOBANKOFAMERICA NATIONALASSOCIATION ASTRUSTEEFORCERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFBEAR STEARNSASSETBACKED SECURITIESI,LLC,ASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES SERIES2006-HE9, Plaintiff, vs. FRANCISCOJ.MILIAN RODRIGUEZ,A/K/AFRANCISCOMILIANRODRI GUEZ,A/K/AMILIA N RODRIGUEZFRANCISCO ; ET.AL., Defendant(s), NOTICEOFSALE UNDERF.S.CHAPTER45 NOTICEISGIVENthat,in accordancewiththeAgreed OrderonDefendantsVerifiedMotionForReliefFrom FinalSummaryJudgment andMotionforRehearing datedFebruary12,2015 andOrderonPlaintiffs MotiontoRescheduleSale datedFebruary20,2018,in theabove-styledcause,the ClerkoftheCircuitCourt ArmandoRamirez,shallsell thesubjectpropertyatpublic saleonthe24thdayo f APRIL,2018,at11:00a.m. tothehighestandbestbidderforcash,attheOsceola CountyCourthouse,located at2CourthouseSquare Suite2600/Room#2602 Kissimmee,Florida34741 forthefollowingdescribed property: LOT12,BLOCK2165 POINCIANA,NEIGHBORHOOD1,VILLAGE5,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK3,ATPAGE 144-158,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress:90 5 SOUTHRENNESCOURT KISSIMMEE,FLORID A 34759. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontactCourtAdministrationat TwoCourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyour receiptof this(NoticeofAction);Ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-800-955-8771. D ated:March21,2018. PEARSONBITMANLLP /s/MeghanP.Keane MeghanP.Keane,Esquire FloridaBarNo.:0103343 email@example.com m 485N.KellerRoad, Suite401 Maitland,Florida32751 Telephone:(407)647-0090 Facsimile:(407)647-0092 AttorneyforPlaintiff March29,2018 April5,2018 CLAIMOFLIENNOTICE ClaimofLienandSaleof MotorVehiclesLienLawF.S. 713.78,WILDERWRECKER Inc.,2021N.MainStreet, Kissimmee,FL34744,(407) 846-1010,willsellforcashat aboveaddressthefollowing vehicles: 1)2005SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE VIN: JS1GT76A752100245 PursuanttoFloridaStatute 713.78,thesevehicleswillbe soldatthepublicauctionon APRIL11,2018,at9:00A.M. Vehiclessoldasis,sellerreservestherighttobidand guaranteesnotitles. March29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n Case#:2015-CA-001291MF PNCBANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. FRANCISCOFERNANDEZ, etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: FRANCISCOFERNANDEZandLYDIAROSADOFERNANDEZ,A/K/ALYDIA B.FERNANDEZ,whoseresidenceisunknownandall partieshavingorclaimingto haveanyright,titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosedherein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgage onthefollowingproperty: LOT3,BLOCK541,POINCIANAVILLAGE2NEIGHBORHOOD1,ACCORIDNG TOTHEPLATTHEREOF ASRECORDEDINPLAT BOOK3,PAGES6 9 THROUGH87,INCLUSIVE ANDCORRECTEDBYOFFICIALRECORDSBOOK 781,PAGE1493,PUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis:6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boc a Raton,Florida33487,onor beforeAPRIL24,2018/(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,this7thday ofMarch2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z CLERKofCIRCUITCOUR T By: /s/S.N AsDeputyCler k ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 15-069931-CoN March22,29,2018 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 OSCEOLACOUNTY, FLORIDA Case#:2018-CP-000199PR INRE:ESTATEOFHELEN OSUNACHARLEMANa/k/a, HELENCHARLEMANa/k/a, HELENO.CHARLEMAN, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe EstateofHELENOSUNA CHARLEMAN,Deceased, whodiedtestate,whosedate ofdeathwasFebruary7, 2018,FileNumber2018-CP000199PR,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,Florid a34741. Thenamesandaddressesof apersondesignatedaspersonalrepresentativeinthe DecedentswillorPetitioner andapersondesignatedas personalrepresentativein theDecedentswillorPetitionersattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththisCourt ONORBEFORETHE LATEROFTHREE MONTHSAFTE RTHETIME OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR 30DAYSAFTERTHEDATE OFSERVICEOFACOPY OFTHISNOTICEON THEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstthedecedent'sestatemustfiletheirclaimswith thisCourtWITHINTHREE MONTHSAFTERTHEDATE OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINSECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITH STANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisNoticeisMarch29, 2018. S andraEscalera Goldenberg,Petitioner 2212Wandering OakTerrace Kissimmee,Florida34746 /s/PatriciaL.Daugherty PATRICIAL.DAUGHERTY, ESQ., FloridaBarNo.364029 11N.VernonAvenue Kissimmee,FL34741 Telephone:407.518.7674 Facsimile:407.932.4387 AttorneyforPetitioner (s) Emaildesignationpursuant toFla.R.JuAdmin.email@example.com M arch29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n 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 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingpropertyinOsceola County,Florida: LOT36,COUNTRYSIDE ACCORDINGTOMAPOR PLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK4 PAGE18THROUGH20,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. TOGETHERWITHACERTAIN1988BARRINGTON MOBILEHOMELOCATED THEREONASAFIXTURE ANDAPPURTENANC E THERETO:VIN # FLFLH33A10981BAAN D FLFLH33B10981BA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton : WilliamCobb,Esquire Brock&Scott,PLLC., the Plaintiffsattorney,whoseaddressis1501N.W.49t h Street.Suite200,FortLauderdale,FL.33309,withi n thirty(30)daysofthefirst dateofpublicationonorbeforethe24thdayofAPRIL 2018,andfiletheoriginal withtheClerkofthisCourt eitherbeforeserviceonthe Plaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwisea defaultwillbeentere d againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor 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)955-8771 DATEDonthis5thdayof March2018. ARMANDOR.RAMIRE Z ASCLERKOFTHECOUR T By:/s/S.N AsDeputyCler k FileNo.17-F03056 March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n Case#:2017-CA-003192MF CITIMORTGAGE,INC., Plaintiff, vs. EVAAPOSTOLOU,etal, Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: EVAAPOSTOLOUand UNKNOWNSPOUSEO F EVAAPOSTOLOU WhoseResidenceIs: 3200 N.OCEANBLVD.,#807 FORTLAUDERDALE,F L 33308,andwhoisevading serviceofprocessandall partiesclaiminganinterest by,through,underoragainst theDefendant(s),whoare notknowntobedeado r alive,andallpartieshaving orclaimingtohaveanyright titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclose d herein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: CONDOMINIUMUNIT161 PHASE21,OAKWATER,A CONDOMINIUM,ACCORDINGTOTHEDECLARATIONOFCONDOMINIUM THEREOF,ASRECORDED INOFFICIALRECORDS BOOK3390,PAGE(S)617 THROUGH891,ANDANY AMENDMENTSAND/OR SUPPLEMENTALDECLARATIONSTHERETO,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSO R OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA,TOGETHERWITHAN UNDIVIDEDINTERESTIN ANDTOTHECOMMO N ELEMENTSAPPURTEN ANTTHERETOASSPE CIFIEDINSAIDDECLARATION. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boc a Raton,Florida33487onor beforeMAY2,2018/(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,this9thday ofMarch2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z CLERKofCIRCUITCOUR T By: /s/S.N AsDeputyCler k ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-002240MF U.S.BANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEEUNDERTHEPOOLINGANDSERVICING AGREEMENTDATEDAS OFFEBRUARY1,2017, GSAMPTRUST2007-NC1, MORTGAGEPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES, SERIES2007-NC1, Plaintiff, vs. MICHELEGIOVINAZZO, A/K/AMICHELLEGIOVINAZZO,A/K/AGIOVINAZZOMICHELLE,A/K/A MICHELLEGIAVI-NAZZO, ANDGRACEA.GIOVINAZZO,e tal., D efendants. NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: MICHELEGIOVINAZZO,A/K/AMICHELLE GIOVINAZZO,A/K/AGIOVINAZZOMICHELLE,A/K/A MICHELLEGIAVINAZZO, andGRACEA.GIOVINAZZO,whoseresidenceis unknown,andallpartieshavingorclaimingtohaveany right,titleorinterestinthe propertydescribedinthe mortgagebeingforeclosed herein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOTS5AND6,ANDT HE NORTH5.0FEETOFLOT7, BLOCK198,SEMINOLE LANDANDINVESTMENT COMPANYS(INC.)MAP OFTOWNOFST.CLOUD, ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOKB,PAGES 33&34,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis:6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boca Raton,Florida33487onor beforeMAY2,2018/(30 daysfromDateo fFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Please contact: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,this12thday ofMarch2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By:/s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Su ite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: email@example.com 17-043621-AdB March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2012-CA-005741 U.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE, SUCCESSORININTEREST TOBANKOFAMERICA, NATIONALASSOCIATION, ASTRUSTEEFORCERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFBEAR STEARNSASSETBACKED SECURITIESI,LLC,ASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES, SERIES2006-HE9, Plaintiff, vs. FRANCISCOJ.MILIAN RODRIGUEZ,A/K/AFRANCISCOMILIANRODRIGUEZ,A/K/AMILIAN RODRIGUEZFRANCISCO; ET.AL., D efendant(s), NOTICEOFSALE UNDERF.S.CHAPTER45 NOTICEISGIVENthat,in accordancewiththeAgreed OrderonDefendantsVerifiedMotionForReliefFrom FinalSummaryJudgment andMotionforRehearing datedFebruary12,2015, andOrderonPlaintiffs MotiontoRescheduleSale, datedFebruary20,2018,in theabove-styledcause,the ClerkoftheCircuitCourt, ArmandoRamirez,shallsell thesubjectpropertyatpublic saleonthe24thdayof APRIL,2018,at11:0 0a.m., tothehighestandbestbidderforcash,attheOsceola CountyCourthouse,located at2CourthouseSquare, Suite2600/Room#2602, Kissimmee,Florida34741, forthefollowingdescribed property: LOT12,BLOCK2165, POINCIANA,NEIGHBORHOOD1,VILLAGE5,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK3,ATPAGE 144-158,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress:905 SOUTHRENNESCOURT, KISSIMMEE,FLORIDA 34759. Anypersonclaiminga ninterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontactCourtAdministrationat TwoCourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyour receiptof this(NoticeofAction);Ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-800-955-8771. D ated:March21,2018. PEARSONBITMANLLP /s/MeghanP.Keane MeghanP.Keane,Esquire FloridaBarNo.:0103343 firstname.lastname@example.org m 485N.KellerRoad, Suite401 Maitland,Florida32751 Telephone:(407)647-0090 Facsimile:(407)647-0092 AttorneyforPlaintiff March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2016-CA-001384MF PNCBANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERTE.PASSNO,JR. ANDJAMIEM.PASSNO, etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated October05,2017,and enteredin2016-CA-001384 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuitinand forOsceol aCounty,Florida, whereinPNCBANK,NATIONALASSOCIATION,is thePlaintiff,andROBERT PASSNO,JR.;JAMIEM. PASSNO,aretheDefendant(s).ArmandoRamirez, astheClerkoftheCircuit Court,willselltothehighest andbestbidderforcashat Suite2600/Room#2602,2 CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,FL34741,at11:00 A.M.,onAPRIL24,2018,the followingdescribedproperty assetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT16,OFLORRAINEESTATESUNIT2,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK2,PAGE264, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress:1720 EASTCLINTONDRIVE, SAINTCLOUD,FL34769 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensm ustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. I MPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmedi atelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis22nddayof March2018. R OBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: email@example.com By: /s/ThomasJos eph T homasJoseph,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org 16-016077-MoP March29,2018 April5,2018 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 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.Antho ny VanNess,Esq.at VAN NESSLAWFIRM,PLC AttorneyforthePlaintiff, whoseaddressis1239E. NEWPORTCENTERDRIVE, SUITE#110,DEERFIELD BEACH,FL33442,onorbeforeAPRIL24,2018,adate ofwhichiswithinthirty(30) daysafterthefirstdateof publicationofthisNoticein the OsceolaNews-Gazette andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwill beenteredagains tyoufor 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 sealofthisCourtthis8thday ofMarch2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKOFCOURT By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk AS4295-17/elo March22,29,2018 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,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: 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 WestalongtheEast 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, Suite 500 O rlando,Florida32801 Ph(407)839-3383 Fx(407)839-3384 PrimaryE-Mail: email@example.com AttorneysforPlaintiff March22,29,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision CaseNo.:2013-CA-1923MF WELLSFARGOBANK NATIONALASSOCIATION, ASTRUSTEEFORTHE HOLDERSOFTHEFIRST FRANKLINMORTGAGE LOANTRUST2006-FF17 MORTGAGEPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES SERIES2006-FF17, Plaintiff, vs. ANDREWW.ARTHURS, et.al, Defendant(s), NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO:UNKNOWNHEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES,GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,AND ALLOTHERPARTIES CLAIMINGANINTEREST BY,THROUGH,UNDEROR AGAINSTANDREWW.ARTHURS,A/K/AANDREW WILLIAMARTHURS,DECEASED,whoseresidence isunknownifhe/she/theybe living;andifhe/she/theybe dead,theunknowndefendantswhomaybespouses heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors,creditors trustees,andallparties claiminganinterestby through,underoragainstthe Defendants,whoarenot knowntobedeadoralive andallpartieshavingor claimingtohaveanyright titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosed herein. TO: UNKNOWNSPOUSE OFCYNTHIAA.ARTHURS A/K/ACYNTHIAANNE ARTHURS,F/K/ACYNTHIA THURBER,whoseresidenceisunknownandall partieshavingorclaimingto haveanyright,titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosedherein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: THENORTHEAST1/4OF LOTB,BLOCK4,MARYB MORGANSSUBDIVISION OFCAMPBELLCITYOFNE 1/4OFTHENE1/4OFSECTION1,TOWNSHIP26 SOUTH,RANGE28,EAST ACCORIDNGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK1,PAGES 30AND40,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLOIRDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boca Raton,Florida33487onor beforeMAY2,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceon Plaintiffsattorneyor 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,this12thday ofMarch2018. ARMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By: /s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 15-013880-CoN March29,2018 April5,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION PublicNoticeishereby giventhatACETRANSPORTATIONSYSTEMLLC d/b/aRUSSELLSTOWING willholdapublicauctionat 8:00A.M.,onAPRIL20 2018,at:272013thStreet St.Cloud,FL34769. Pursuanttothelawsofthe statethefollowingvehicles willbesoldtothehighest bidder: 1)2003FORD VIN:1FMZU62K43ZA51011 2)2007FORD VIN: 1FTYR10D27PA56461 3)2004INFINITY VIN: JNKDA31A52T001149 4)SCOOTER VIN: L9NTEACT2E1003463 5)2002VOLVO VIN: YV1TS92D721242769 Termsofthesalearecash andnochecksareaccepted Sellerreservestherightto finalbid.Allsalesarefinal Norefundswillbemade Saleautowillbesold"asis" withnoguarantee. March29,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : BEYONDTHELABEL,LLC locatedat:600IllinoisAvenue,intheCountyofOsceola,intheCityofSaint Cloud,Florida34769,intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: MYRAHERNANDEZ DATEDatSaintCloud OsceolaCounty,Florida,on this23rddayofMarch,2018 March29,2018 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 CircuitCourtinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida,and OrderonPlaintiffsMotionto ResetForeclosureSale, enteredonFebruary22, 2018,whereinGOLDCOAST TOWNHOMESHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC., isthePlaintiff,andTHE ESTATEOFLAKHRAM JUGMOHAN,istheDefendant,theOsceola County 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: 202EdenLane, Kissimmee,Florida34743 PropertyDescription: GoldCoas tTownhomes 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 WestalongtheEast boundaryofTract"E"a distanceof235.24feet, then cerunNorth89degrees55minutes00 secondsWest,105.75feet tothePointofBeginning, runthenceSouth00degrees05minutes00 secondsWest,51.00feet, thencerunNorth89degrees55minutes00 secondsWest,18.33feet, thencerunNorth00degrees05minutes00 secondsEast,51.00feet, thencerunSouth89degrees55minutes00 secondsEast,18.33feetto thePointofBeginning. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipate inthisproceeding, 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 ofthelispend ens,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: email@example.com AttorneysforPlaintiff March22,29,20 18 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision CaseNo.:2013-CA-1923MF WELLSFARGOBANK NATIONALASSOCIATION ASTRUSTEEFORTHE HOLDERSOFTHEFIRST FRANKLINMORTGAGE LOANTRUST2006-FF17 MORTGAGEPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES SERIES2006-FF17, Plaintiff, vs. ANDREWW.ARTHURS, et.al, Defendant(s), NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO:UNKNOWNHEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,AND ALLOTHERPARTIES CLAIMINGANINTEREST BY,THROUGH,UNDEROR AGAINSTANDREWW.ARTHURS,A/K/AANDREW WILLIAMARTHURS,DECEASED,whoseresidence isunknownifhe/she/theybe living;andifhe/she/theybe dead,theunknowndefendantswhomaybespouses, heirs,devisees,grantees,assignees,lienors,creditors, trustees,andallparties claiminganinterestby, through,underoragainstthe Defendants,whoarenot knowntobedeadoralive, andallpartieshavingor c laimingtohaveanyright, titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosed herein. TO: UNKNOWNSPOUSE OFCYNTHIAA.ARTHURS, A/K/ACYNTHIAANNE ARTHURS,F/K/ACYNTHIA THURBER,whoseresidenceisunknownandall partieshavingorclaimingto haveanyright,titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosedherein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: THEN ORTHEAST1/4OF LOTB,BLOCK4,MARYB. MORGANSSUBDIVISION OFCAMPBELLCITYOFNE 1/4OFTHENE1/4OFSECTION1,TOWNSHIP26 SOUTH,RANGE28,EAST, ACCORIDNGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK1,PAGES 30AND40,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLOIRDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boca Raton,Florida33487onor befor eMAY2,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovision ofcertainassistance.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,this12thday ofMarch2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By: /s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCH NEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 15-013880-CoN March29,2018 April5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THEJUDICIALCIRCUIT INANDFOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. FILENo.:2009-GA-51P G INRE:TheGuardianship ofROSELEONARD, NOTICE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatpursuanttoSection 733.816,FloridaStatutes,the OsceolaCouncilonAging Inc.,GuardianofROSE LEONARD,hasdeposited theamountinexcessof $7,000.00intotheRegistryof theCourtaccountwiththe ClerkoftheCircuitCourtof OsceolaCounty,Florida,for thereasonsaidfundscannot bedistributedorpaidtothe lawfulownerbecauseofinabilitytofindthelawfulownerorclaimant,or,nolawful ownerisknowntoexist,or thelawfulownerorclaimant refusedtoacceptsuchfunds Six(6)monthssubsequent tothedateofthepublishing ofthisnotice;saidfundswill bedepositedwiththeChief FinancialOfficer,lessClerks Fees,ifsuchfundshavenot beenclaimedbythelawful ownerorclaimantthereof. Signedanddatedthis21st dayofMarch2018. (CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORAMIRE Z ClerkoftheCircuitCour t ofOsceolaCounty By: /s/StacieConner STACIECONNER AsDeputyCler k ProbateDivision March29,2018 April26,2018
Page 22 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 22, 2018 LEGAL AD DEADLINES:Thursday News-Gazette Friday at 1:00 PM Saturday News-Gazette Tuesday at 5:00 PM NOTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION Notice is hereby provided that the South Florida Water Management District intends to issue the following permits: Environmental Resource permit with conditions Permit Number 49-02666-P, Application Number 170925-3 to Tavistock East Services, LLC for construction and operation of a stormwater management system serving 164.89 acres of mass grading for a project known as Sunbridge NED Pond BD and Stockpile areas in Osceola County east of Cyrils Drive within Section 11 and 12 TWP 25 S RGE 31E and Section 01 and 02 TWP 25S RGE 31E. Environmental Resource permit with conditions Permit Number 49-02681-P, Application Number 170814-2 to Tavistock East Services, LLC for construction and operation of a stormwater management system serving 23.65 acres of roadway development for a project known as Sunbridge NED Cyrils Drive Phase 1 located in Osceola County within Sections 02, 19 and 11 TWP 25 S RGE 31E. Consumptive Water Use permit with conditions Permit Number 49-02641-W, Application Number 171010-12 to Tavistock East Services, LLC for Dewatering of the water table aquifer required for installation of three stormwater management ponds for Sunbridge Neighborhood C Cyrils Drive Phase 1 with a permit expiration of February 27, 2020 located in Osceola County Sections 2 and 11 TWP 25S RG 31E. Consumptive Water Use permit with conditions Permit Number 49-02647-W, Application Number 171027-5 to Tavistock East Services, LLC for Dewatering of the water table aquifer required for construction of a borrow pit for Sunbridge Neighborhood C Big Dig Pond BD with a permit expiration of January 3, 2020 located in Osceola County Sections 11 and 12, TWP 25S RG 31E. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permits, including proposed limiting conditions, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 561-682-6911, by e-mail at permits@ sfwmd.gov or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The Districts proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become nal unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for ling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569 and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., the following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all of the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult an attorney regarding your legal rights. RIGHT TO REQUEST ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a SFWMD decision which affects or may affect their substantial interests shall le a petition for hearing with the Ofce of the District Clerk of the SFWMD, in accordance with the ling instructions set forth herein, within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: (1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or (2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Section 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. Receipt of written notice of agency decision means receipt of written notice through mail, electronic mail, or posting that the SFWMD has or intends to take nal agency action, or publication of notice that the SFWMD has or intends to take nal agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to le a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. If the District takes nal agency action which materially differs from the noticed intended agency decision, persons who may be substantially affected shall, unless otherwise provided by law, have an additional Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, point of entry. Any person to whom an emergency order is directed pursuant to Section 373.119(2), Fla. Stat., shall comply therewith immediately, but on petition to the board shall be afforded a hearing as soon as possible. A person may le a request for an extension of time for ling a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be led with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for ling a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certicate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for an extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. FILING INSTRUCTIONS A petition for administrative hearing must be led with the Ofce of the District Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the Ofce of the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery, or e-mail. Filings by facsimile will not be accepted. A petition for administrative hearing or other document is deemed led upon receipt during normal business hours by the Ofce of the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Districts normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Any document received by the Ofce of the District Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be deemed led as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional ling instructions are as follows: District Clerk, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. the District Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMDs security desk does not constitute ling. It will be necessary to request that the SFWMDs security ofcer contact the Ofce of the District Clerk. An employee of the SFWMDs Clerks ofce will receive and le the petition. District Clerk at email@example.com v The ling date for a document transmitted by electronic mail shall be the date the Ofce of the District Clerk receives the complete document. A party who les a document by e-mail shall (1) represent that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of the proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause and that the party shall produce it upon the request of other parties; and (2) be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly led. INITIATION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING Pursuant to Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identication of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, SFWMD le number or any other SFWMD identication number, if known. 2. The name, address, any email address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioners representative, if any. 3. An explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMDs decision. 5. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specic facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modication of the SFWMDs proposed action. 7. A statement of the specic rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modication of the SFWMDs proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specic rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMDs proposed action. MEDIATION The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401 .405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. RIGHT TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW Pursuant to Section 120.68, Fla. Stat., and in accordance with Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110, a party who is adversely affected by nal SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMDs nal decision by ling a notice of appeal with the Ofce of the District Clerk of the SFWMD in accordance with the ling instructions set forth herein within 30 days of rendition of the order to be reviewed, and by ling a copy of the notice with the clerk of the appropriate district court of appeal. March 29, 2018 NOTICE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of issuance of an Individual Permit No. 0361197-001-EI to Tavistock East II, LLC to construct stockpile areas and associated stormwater management system consisting of 3 dry swales and 1 wet detention area located east of Narcoossee Road (15), north of Nova Road (532) in Sections 1, 2, and 12, Twn. 25 South, Range 31 East, St. Cloud, Osceola County. The Parcel Identication numbers are 02-25-31-0000-0010-0000, 01-25-31-0000-0010-0000 and 12-25-31-0000-0010-0000. The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Central District, 3319 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 232, Orlando, Florida 32803-3767. This action is nal and effective on the date led with the Clerk of the Department unless a timely petition for an administrative proceeding is led pursuant to the provisions of Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. On the ling of a timely and sufcient petition, this action will not be nal and effective until further order of the Department. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the hearing process may result in a modication of the agency action or even denial of the application. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C., a petition for an administrative hearing must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys le or identication number, if known; (b) The name, address, any email address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specic facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modication of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specic rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modication of the agencys proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specic rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. The petition must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Ofce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. In accordance with Rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be led within 21 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions led by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be led within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within 21days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The failure to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding ofcer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may also request an extension of time to le a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be led with the Ofce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for ling a petition until the request is acted upon. Mediation is not available in this proceeding. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Section 373.114(1)(a) or 373.4275, F.S., may also seek appellate review of this order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under Section 373.114(1) or 373.4275, F.S. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be led with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when this order is led with the Clerk of the Department. March 29, 2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHENINTHJUDICIALIRCUIT OFFLORIDA,INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY GENERALJURISDICTIONDIVISION CASENo.:2013-CA-002565MF NATIONSTARMORTGAGELLC, Plaintiff, vs. RONALDM.CRAY,A/K/A RONALDMALCOLMCRAY,ETAL., Defendants. NOTICEOFFORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoaSummaryFinal JudgmentofForeclosureenteredMarch5,2015inCivilCase No.2013-CA-002565MFoftheCircuitCourtoftheNINTH JudicialCircuitinandforOsceolaCounty,Kissimmee,Florida, whereinNATIONS TARMORTGAGELLC,isPlaintiff,and RONALDM.CRAY,A/K/ARONALDMALCOLMCRAY,ET AL.,areDefendants,theClerkofCourtArmandoRamirezwill selltothehighestandbestbidderforcashatOsceolaCounty Courthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite2600/Room2602, Kissimmee,FL.34741inaccordancewithChapter45,Florida Statutesonthe1stdayofMAY,2018at11:00A.M.,onthefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidSummaryFinal Judgment,to-wit: THEFOLLOWINGDE SCRIBEDLOT,PIECE,ORPARCEL OFLAND,SITUATE,LYINGANDBEINGINTHECOUNTY OFOSCEOLA,STATEOFFLORIDA,TOWIT: CommenceattheNorthwestcornerofLot1,Block29,McCool`sAdditiontoKissimmeePark,asrecordedinPlat Book1,Page78,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty, Florida,runthenceS245`WalongtheEastsideofCherokeeRoad1324.50`;thenceinanEasterlydirection 408.95`,tothePointofBeginning,thencecontinueinan Easterlydirectionadistanceo f360.55`toapointonthe EasterlylineofaparceloflanddescribedinOfficialRecordsBook511,Page659,PublicRecordsofOsceola County,Florida,thenceinaNortherlydirection1324.50`to theNorthlineofsaidLot1,thencerunWestalongsaid Northline,240.55`;thencerunS135`05"W,adistanceof 159.59`;runthenceS9000`00"Wadistanceof120.00`; runthenceS140`01"E,adistanceof1165.58`tothe PointofBeginning.(Lessroadrightofway). S AIDPARCELCO NTAINS10.64ACRES,MOREORLESS. BeingthatparceloflandconveyedtoRonaldM.Crayfrom DeborahA.Craybythatdeeddated10/26/1995andrecorded10/26/1995inOfficialRecordsBook1287,atPage2399 oftheOSCEOLACounty,FLPublicRegistry. TaxMapReference:R252629-410000290014 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthesale,if any,otherthanthepropertyownerasofthedateofthelispendens,mustfileaclaimwithin60daysafterthesale. Ifyouare apersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Please contactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417 withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptofthis(describenotice);Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-800-955-8771. DATEDonthis22nddayofMarch2018. By: /s/LisaWoodburn LISAWOODBURN,Esq. McCallaRaymerPierce,LLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 225E.RobinsonStreet,Suite155 Orlando,FL32801 Phone:(407)674-1850 Fax:(321)248-0420 Email:MRService@mccallaraymer.com Fla.BarNo.:11003 File#:13-01645-6 March29,2018 April5,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheBoardofCounty CommissionersofOsceolaCounty,Floridawillat1:30P.M.on Monday,April9,2018,intheCommissionChambersat1 CourthouseSquare,Suite4100,Kissimmee,Florida,consider andactonthefollowingproposedCountyOrdinance: Ordinance2018-25 AnOrdinanceofOsceolaCountyBoardofCountyCommissioners,AmendingChapter4AnimalsatSection4-3 Definitions,Section4-6AnimalShelter,Section4-8 Holdingpe riodsforImpoundedAnimals,Section4-9 DispositionofImpoundedAnimals,Section4-29 RabiesVaccinationandCountyLicenses,andAmendingChapter4Section4-30AnimalOwnershipLimitations;ProvidingforSeverability;ProvidingforConflict ; ProvidingforInclusionintotheCodeofOrdinances ; ProvidingforFilingwithDepartmentofState;ProvidingforandEffectiveDate. Personsinterestedmayappearandbeheardatsaidtimeand placeconcerningsaidOrdinance. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheBoard withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuchmeeting,arecordoftheproceedingwillbeneeded,andforsuchpurposes,it maybeneededtoensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,whichrecordincludesthetestimonyand evid enceuponwhichtheappealistobebased. CopiesoftheproposedOrdinancemaybeobtainedfromthe RecordingSecretarytotheBoardofCountyCommissioners locatedat1CourthouseSquare,Suite4400,Kissimmee Florida. Anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationsatthepublic meetingbecauseofadisabilityorphysicalimpairmentshould contacttheOfficeoftheClerkoftheBoard(407)742-2100,at 1CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,Florida34741,priortothe meeting. (SEAL) BOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA By:/S/___________________, Chair/ViceChai r March29,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheBoardofCountyCommissionersofOsceolaCounty,Floridawillat1:30P.M.on Monday,April9,2018,intheCommissionChambersat1 CourthouseSquare,Suite4100,Kissimmee,Florida,consider andactonthefollowingproposedCountyOrdinance: ORDINANCE2018-27 AnordinanceofOsceolaCountyBoardofCountyCommissioners,creatingArticleXOpioidCostRecoveryand PublicNuisanceofChapter14MiscellaneousProvisionsandOffe nses;Providingforseverability;Providingforconflict;Providingforinclusionintothecode ; ProvidingforfilingwithDepartmentofState;Providingfor aneffectivedate. Personsinterestedmayappearandbeheardatsaidtimeand placeconcerningsaidOrdinance. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheBoard withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuchmeeting,a recordoftheproceedingwillbeneeded,andforsuchpurposes,itmaybeneededtoensurethataverbatimrecordofthe proceedingsismade,whichrecordincludesthetestimonyand evidenc euponwhichtheappealistobebased. CopiesoftheproposedOrdinancemaybeobtainedfromthe RecordingSecretarytotheBoardofCountyCommissioners locatedat1CourthouseSquare,Suite4400,Kissimmee,Florida. Anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationsatthepublic meetingbecauseofadisabilityorphysicalimpairmentshould contacttheOfficeoftheClerkoftheBoard(407)742-2100,at1 CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,Florida34741,priortothe meeting. (SEAL) BOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA By:/s/_________________ Chair/ViceChai r March29,2018 PUBLICNOTICE WATERCOOPERATIVEOFCENTRALFLORIDA TheWaterCooperativeofCentralFloridawillholdaregular meetingonWednesday,April4,2018.Themeetingwillbegin at2:00PMandwillbeheldattheBruceR.VanMeterBoard Roomlocatedat951MartinLutherKingBoulevard,Kissimmee,FL34741. Purposeofthismeetingistoactuponandapproveproposed regionalwatersupplyprojects. Anyoneinterestedinobtainingmoreinformationaboutthese meetingsmaycontactMr.BrianL.Whe elerat407-944-5131. Anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationsatthemeetings becauseofadisabilityorphysicalimpairmentshouldcontact theTohopekaligaWaterAuthorityat407-944-5000. M arch29,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICMEETING SUNBRIDGESTEWARDSHIPDISTRICT TheBoardofSupervisorsoftheSunbridgeStewardshipDistrict( District )willholditsregularmeetingonThursday,April 5,2018,at3:30p.m.atthe NarcoosseeCommunityCenter 5354RamblingRoad,St.Cloud,FL34771 .Acopyofthe agendaforthemeetingcanbeobtainedfromtheDistrictOffice atFishkind&Associates,12051CorporateBlvd.,Orlando,FL 32817orbyphoneat(407)382-3256.Additionally,acopyof theagenda,alongwithanymeetingmaterialsavailableinan electronicformat,maybeobtainedatwww.sunbridgestewardshipdistrict.com. ThemeetingisopentothepublicandwillbeconductedinaccordancewiththeprovisionsofFlo ridalaw.TheremaybeoccasionswhenoneormoreBoardSupervisorsorstaffmemberswillparticipatebytelephone.Themeetingmaybecontinuedinprogresswithoutadditionalnoticetoatime,date,and locationstatedontherecord.Meetingsmaybecancelledfrom timetotimewithoutadvertisednotice. Anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationstoparticipatein thismeetingisaskedtoadvisetheDistrictOfficeat(407)3823256,atleast48hoursbeforethemeeti ngs.Ifyouarehearing orspeechimpaired,pleasecontacttheFloridaRelayService bydialing7-1-1,or1-800-955-8771(TTY)/1-800-955-8770 (Voice),foraidincontactingtheDistrictOffice. Anypersonwhodecidestoappealanydecisionmadebythe Boardwithrespecttoanymatterconsideredatthemeetingis advisedthatthepersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedings andthataccordingly,thepersonmayneedtoensurethata verbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade, includingthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhichtheappealisbased. C hristiBlyseth AssistantDistrictManager March29,2018 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.:19252914580 00100D0 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the10thdayofApril, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,February21,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A R MANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:SELDEPUTYCLERK March8,15,22,29,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatDEANTRAUDT,theholderoftax certificateNo. 7124 ,issuedonJune-01-2011,hasfiledsaid certificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationforataxdeed tobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationisasfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):JUICYLUCYSINCAssessedto : LegalDescription: STCLOUDPBBPG34BLK219BEGAT SECORLOT12,W10FT,N45DEGE14.14FT,S10FTTO POBParcelNo.:012630000102190125 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the10thdayofApril 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,February21,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:SELDEPUTYCLERK March8,15,22,29,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatWAGNERSOARES,theholderof taxcertificateNo. 6781, issuedonJune-01-2014,hasfiledsaid certificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationforataxdeed tobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationisasfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):JAYEDOUGLASAssessedto : LegalDescription: S1/2OFNW1/4OFNE1/4OFSW1/4 OFSW1/4ParcelNo.:122731000033120020 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the10thdayofApril 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,February21,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:SELDEPUTYCLERK March8,15,22,29,2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 23 CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM 1. U.S. CITIES: Which U.S. city is popularly known as Beantown? 2. MUSIC: What was the best-selling music single of all time? 3. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek mythology, how many graces are there? 4. TRANSPORTATION: Which major airport is known by the three-letter code DCA? 5. TELEVISION: What are the names of the two Muppet characters that heckle the cast from their balcony seats? 6. LITERATURE: What is the first name of Agatha Christies detective Miss Marple? 7. PSYCHOLOGY: What is triskaidekaphobia? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest freshwater body in Africa? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the strongest earthquake recorded? 10. TOYS & GAMES: What is the main ingredient of Silly Putty? Answers 1. Boston 2. Candle in the Wind (1997, Elton John) 3. Three: Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia 4. Washington National Airport 5. Statler and Waldorf 6. Jane 7. Fear of the number 13 8. Lake Victoria 9. 9.5 magnitude, near Valdivia, Chile, in 1960 10. Silicone 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. March 26, 2018King Features Weekly Service 1. U.S. CITIES: Which U.S. city is popularly known as Beantown? 2. MUSIC: What was the best-selling music single of all time? 3. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek mythology, how many graces are there? 4. TRANSPORTATION: Which major airport is known by the three-letter code DCA? 5. TELEVISION: What are the names of the two Muppet characters that heckle the cast from their balcony seats? 6. LITERATURE: What is the first name of Agatha Christies detective Miss Marple? 7. PSYCHOLOGY: What is triskaidekaphobia? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest freshwater body in Africa? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the strongest earthquake recorded? 10. TOYS & GAMES: What is the main ingredient of Silly Putty? Answers 1. Boston 2. Candle in the Wind (1997, Elton John) 3. Three: Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia 4. Washington National Airport 5. Statler and Waldorf 6. Jane 7. Fear of the number 13 8. Lake Victoria 9. 9.5 magnitude, near Valdivia, Chile, in 1960 10. Silicone 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. March 26, 2018King Features Weekly Service
Page 24 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, March 29, 2018 The Runaway Counrty Music festival was back in Kissimmee from March 23 -25 at Osceola Heritage Park. It featured Brantley Gilbert, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Cassadee Pope, Kane Brown and many more. Top three photos: Darius Rucker struts onto stage at the beginning of his set. Cassadee Pope reacts to her fans cheers. Kane Brown belts one out. Bottom four photos: Natalie Stovall plays a tune on electric fiddle. Kane Browns bass guitar player, Zach Hall, gets a little funky. Florida Georgia Lines backing vocalist gets the crowd going. William Michael Morgan has his photo taken with a fan.News-Gazette Photos by Mark Horan and Rob Herbert RUNAWAY COUNTRY
Thursday, March 29, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E1 Section E March 29, 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 28, 2018 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.comTribune Expanded Electronic Edition BY SARA MOULTON Associated PressWhy wait for summer to enjoy pork ribs cooked slow and low on the grill? If you cook them in the oven, you can enjoy them right now. They won't boast the trade mark smokiness produced by grill ing, but otherwise they'll be as ten der, succulent and nger-licking good as ever. The key to making great baked ribs is to follow the same prep as for grilled ribs. Season them with a rub, paste or marinade contain ing salt, then bake them at a low temperature for many hours or until they become tender. The salted mixture acts as a brine, which helps keep the pork juicy and in fuses it with avor. Cooking slow and low makes the meat tender. The marinade used here is a jerk paste, a spicy Jamaican avoring that Jamaicans typically apply to pork and chicken, but which can be found glorifying everything from beef and lamb to sh and sea food to vegetables and tofu. Jerk is based on three key ingredients: Scotch Bonnet chiles, allspice (a dried berry native to Jamaica) and thyme. Scotch Bonnets are some of the hottest chiles in the world. They're in the same family as habaneros, so feel free to swap in the latter if you can't nd the former. The rub will be hotter or less hot depending on the number of chiles in it, your choice. And no matter the number of chiles, you'll want to tame their heat with at least a little bit of sugar. I happen to love Scotch bonnets not only for their heat, but also for their fruitiness. They've always struck me as a kind of cross be tween a mango and very hot chile. The labor-intensive part of this recipe is gathering all the ingredients and making the marinade, but then it's easygoing. Here I've nished them with a sweet/sour/spicy glaze. It's not traditional, but I think it adds the perfect last touch.Oven Baked Jerk SpareribsStart to nish: 20 hours, 40 min utes (30 minutes hands-on) Servings: 8 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion 1 cup coarsely chopped scal lions (white and green part) 1 to 3 Scotch bonnet chiles, or to taste 6 cloves garlic, smashed 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup soy sauce (low-sodium if you prefer) 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar, divided 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 to 6 pounds pork spareribs (preferably St Louis style) In a blender combine the on ion, scallions, chiles, garlic, 2 1/2 tablespoons of the lime juice, oil, soy sauce, thyme, 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar, salt, allspice, nut meg and cinnamon and puree until smooth. Set aside 1/4 cup for the glaze. Pull off and discard the silver skin from the bone side of the ribs and cut them into 6to 8-rib lengths. Coat both sides of the ribs with the pureed marinade and put them in a shallow container. Cover and chill 16 hours, turning occa sionally. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the mari nade allowing the excess to drip off. Discard the excess marinade. Arrange the ribs, meat side up, on two racks set into each of two baking pans. Put the pans on the middle shelves of the oven and bake, switching the pans midway through the cooking time, until the meat is very tender when stuck with a fork, 4 to 4 1/2 hours. While the ribs are baking, in a small bowl combine the reserved jerk paste with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice and the re maining 2 tablespoons brown sug ar. Remove the ribs from the oven when they are tender and brush the tops evenly with the glaze. Return the ribs to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Nutrition information per serving: 1,105 calories; 838 calories from fat; 93 g fat (27 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 272 mg cholester ol; 1,047 mg sodium; 10 g carbo hydrates; 1 g ber; 6 g sugar; 54 g protein.Oven Baked Jerk Spareribs are tender and succulent APThis Saturday March 17, 2018 photo shows oven-baked jerk spareribs in New York. BY BRUCE SCHREINER Associated PressFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a full pardon for hemp. The Kentucky Republican on Monday previewed legislation seeking to free the plant from its ties to marijuana and let it take root as a legitimate crop. Hemp marijuana's nonintoxicating cousin would be removed from the controlled substances list under the bill he's offering, McCo nnell said. The result would legalize hemp as an agricul tural commodity. "We're going to give it ev erything we've got to pull it off," the Senate's top leader told hemp advocates in his home state. The crop has been grown on an experimental basis in a number of states in re cent years, and Kentucky has been at the forefront of hemp's comeback. Kentucky agriculture ofcials have ap proved more than 12,000 acres (4,800 hectares) to be grown in the state this year, and 57 Kentucky proces sors are helping turn the raw product into a multitude of products. Growing hemp without a federal permit has long been banned owing to its classi cation as a controlled substance related to marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are the same species, but hemp has a negligible amount of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high. Hemp got a limited reprieve with the 2014 fed eral Farm Bill. McConnell helped push for the provision that allows state agriculture departments to designate hemp projects for research and development. Since then, 34 states have authorized hemp research, while actual production oc curred in 19 states last year, said Eric Steenstra, president of the advocacy group Vote Hemp. Hemp production totaled about 25,500 acres (10,300 hectares) in 2017, more than double the 2016 output, he said. Supporters said the bill would bring more certainty for farmers, agribusinesses and investors looking at the crop. "The goal of this new bill, should it become law, is to simply remove the roadblocks altogether," Mc Connell said. "It would encourage innovation and development and support to domestic production of hemp." The crop, which once thrived in Kentucky, was his torically used for rope, clothing and mulch from the ber, hemp milk and cooking oil from the seeds, and soap and lotions. Other uses include building materials, animal bedding and biofuels. Hemp advocates, who have fought for years to re store the crop's legitimacy, praised McConnell for put ting his political clout behind the effort. "This is a huge development for the hemp industry," Steenstra said. "Sen. McCo nnell's support is critical to helping us move hemp from research and pilot programs to full commercial produc tion." Brian Furnish, an eighthgeneration tobacco farmer in Kentucky, has taken the plunge into hemp production. His family will grow about 300 acres (120 hect ares) of hemp this year in Harrison County. He's also part owner of a company that turns hemp into food, ber and dietary supplements. Furnish said hemp has the potential to rival or surpass what tobacco production once meant to Kentucky. "All we've got to do is the government get out of the way and let us grow," he told reporters. McConnell acknowledged there was "some queasiness" about hemp in 2014 when federal lawmakers cleared the way for states to regulate it for research and pilot pro grams. There's much broad er understanding now that hemp is a "totally different" plant than its cousin, he said. "I think we've worked our way through the education process of making sure everybody understands this is really a different plant," the Republican leader said. McConnell said he plans to emphasize the differences between the plants to Attor ney General Jeff Sessions. The Trump administration has taken a tougher stance on marijuana. The Department of Justice's press ofce declined comment Monday on McCo nnell's pending legislation. McConnell said his bill would attract a bipartisan group of co-sponsors. He said the measure would allow states to have primary regulatory oversight of hemp production if they submit plans to federal ofcials outlining how they would moni tor production. In Kentucky, current or extobacco farmers could easily make the conversion to hemp production, Furnish said. To bacco production dropped sharply in Kentucky as the health hazards of smoking became clear and tobacco use declined. Furnish said his family has reaped prots of about $2,000 per acre for hemp grown for dietary supple ments, better than what they've made from tobacco, he said. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quar les said he hopes for hemp's legalization, saying it can "open the oodgates and we can see the true potential of this crop."McConnell looks to complete hemp's comeback as crop APIn this March 6, 2018, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McCon nell, R-Ky., talks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washing ton. Triple E
Page E2, AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com Put that leftover brisket to use in a barley soup APThis photo shows brisket and barley soup in New York. CITIZEN TRIBUNE FoodEEE-2 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Cooking on a DeadlineBY KATIE WORKMAN Associated PressIf you are hosting Pass over, you may well be making a brisket. And if you are making brisket, you may well have leftovers. (And if you don't end up with leftovers, make a note next year to buy a bigger brisket.) You can, of course, just heat up those leftover slices and have yourself another small, lovely brisket dinner, or perhaps make a thick and probably messy sandwich. Good choices, both. But if you want to stretch those tender pieces of meat into a different dish to serve a big ger group, then soup is the way to go. This is a exible recipe, so feel free to play around with the proportions and ingredients. This assumes you're starting with a fairly traditional brisket recipe, saucy and punctuated with some braised vegetables, like carrots and onions. But the basic template will work with all kinds of brisket. If you want to add some chopped celery or peppers when you are sauteing the carrots and onions, go right ahead. The amount of bar ley may seem small, but it expands as it cooks into a large amount of toasty, chewy grain, and bulks up the soup nicely. Other grains like spelt or farro would also be very good. If you don't have enough sauce from the brisket, add up to 2 cups of extra beef broth or maybe add a cup of tomato sauce, and even a splash of red wine if you've got a bottle open (I almost always have a bottle open). And then, voila! Two cups of leftover brisket have magically transformed themselves into a soup that will feed 4 or more.Leftover Brisket Barley SoupServings: 4 to 6 Start to nish: 1 hour 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup pearl barley 2 cups beef broth 2 cups chopped leftover brisket, plus any chopped cooked vegetables from the brisket 2 cups sauce from cooking the brisket (or 1 cup sauce and 1 extra cup beef broth) Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional) Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan, and saute the on ion and carrots for 3 min utes, until slightly softened. Add the barley and saute for 2 more minutes until the bar ley is nicely coated with the oil and toasty looking. Add 2 cups beef broth, 2 cups of the brisket sauce (or 1 cup sauce and 1 additional cup beef broth) and two cups of water. Partially cover and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes, until the barley is pretty tender. Turn the heat to high, add the chopped brisket and any chopped cooked carrots or other vegetables that were swimming around in the sauce, and bring to a sim mer, uncovered. Return the heat to medium low and let it bubble gently away for 10 more minutes. If you want, add some fresh chopped parsley. Now you have soup. Nutrition information per serving: 297 calories; 139 calories from fat; 15 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 52 mg cholesterol; 167 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 4 g ber; 2 g sugar; 21 g protein.BY KEITH RIDLER Associated PressBOISE, Idaho (AP) A federal judge ruled that the U.S. government illegally quarantined some Idaho potato elds infested with a microscopic pest that could threaten the state's $1.2 billion potato industry, but he left the restrictions in place. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge said last week that lifting the rules could lead to quarantines across a state that produces a third of the nation's potatoes and is a major global supplier. It would likely "have signicant immediate and long-term consequences to both the state of Idaho as well as the United States as a whole," he wrote. The judge decided that the federal government rolled out the quarantine and other restrictions without sufcient public input. Lodge's order, which came in a 2015 lawsuit from farmers, makes the rules temporary until U.S. ofcials redo the pro cess. "I'm looking for an improved result," said Bill My ers, an attorney representing the farmers. He declined to say whether that meant re moving the quarantines. "I think rst we need to nd out what the proper pro cedures are and what is the science they are going to use to support future decisions," Myers said. The U.S. Justice Depart ment, which represents federal agencies in lawsuits, declined to comment Tuesday. The discovery of the pale cyst nematode in 2006 was the pest's rst appearance in the United States. Federal ofcials responded with quarantines and treatment of infected elds as well as special regulations for some associated elds. Nematodes feed on potato roots and can reduce crop production by 80 percent. When the pests were dis covered, Canada, Mexico and Korea would not accept Idaho potatoes, and Japan banned all U.S. potatoes. The countries ultimately lift ed their bans, the latest coming late last year when Japan opened its market again. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in an email Tuesday that about 8,200 acres of elds are being reg ulated because of the pest in southeastern Idaho. In 2017, the state had about 310,000 acres growing potatoes that produced about 13 billion pounds (6 billion kilograms). Lodge wrote that it was bad to violate laws on pub lic input to get the quaran tines in place, but "the court nds the seriousness of those procedural interests are out weighed by the disruptive consequences that will ow" from ending the restrictions. It's not clear how long it will take to go through the public process that could revamp rules on infected elds. Myers, attorney for the farmers, said he was an ticipating it could be years. "Until they go through the process and do it right, we won't know how things are going to change," he said. Meanwhile, the federal government is battling the pest, announcing last week that Idaho will receive $800,000 for eradication efforts. Judge: US illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields APIn this 2007 file photo, Candy Pannel sorts through potatoes near American Falls, Idaho. A fed eral judge has ruled that the U.S. government illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields infested with a microscopic pest that could threaten the states $1.2 billion potato industry.
Thursday, March 29, 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 WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration's decision to ask peo ple about their citizenship in the 2020 census set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, dilut ing political representation for states that tend to vote Democratic and robbing many communities of federal dollars. Not since 1950 has the census collected citizenship data from the whole population, rather than just a population sample, says the Congressional Re search Service. The decision to restore the question after decades prompted an immediate lawsuit from California already tan gling with Washington over immigration and moves by other states with large immigrant populations to engage in a legal ght. The population count, a massive effort taken every 10 years, is far more than an academic exercise. It's required by the Constitu tion and used to determine the number of seats each state has in the House as well as how federal money is distributed to local communities. Communities and businesses depend on it in deciding where to build schools, hospitals, grocery stores and more. The political stakes of undercounting segments of the population are high. Several states that have slowing population growth or high numbers of immi grants such as California, New York, Illinois, Massa chusetts and Ohio are typi cally at risk of losing U.S. House seats when their congressional districts are redrawn every 10 years depending on how fully their residents are counted. California struck quickly, with Attorney General Xavier Becerra ling a fed eral lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to block Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' de cision to add a citizenship question in 2020. Ofcials from New York and New Jersey, also Democratic-led states, were also planning on leading or participating in lawsuits. Massachusetts signaled interest, too. "The census constitutes the backbone for planning how and where our com munities will invest taxpay er dollars," Becerra said. "California simply has too much to lose to allow the Trump Administration to botch this important decen nial obligation. The Justice Department said in a statement it "looks forward to defend ing the reinstatement of the citizenship question, which will allow the department to protect the right to vote and ensure free and fair elections for all Americans." The Commerce De partment said the benets of obtaining citizenship in formation "outweighed the limited potential adverse impacts." Their argument in es sence: Enforcing voting rights requires more data on the voting-age population of citizens than current surveys are providing. Democratic lawmakers had been bracing for the decision. A bill sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. would block the addition of a citizenship question, or any major de sign change, unless it has undergone a certain level of research and testing, but it faces dim prospects with no Republicans signing on. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that adding such a question "will inject fear and distrust into vulnerable communities and cause traditionally undercounted communities to be even further underrepresented, nancially excluded and left behind." Some Republican law makers hailed the decision on Tuesday. GOP Sens. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Ted Cruz of Texas had sent a letter to the Commerce Department asking Ross to add the question. "It is imperative that the data gathered in the census is reliable, given the wide ranging impacts it will have on U.S. policy," Cruz said in a press release issued by the three lawmakers. "A question on citizenship is a reasonable, commonsense addition to the census." The Census Bureau sepa rately conducts an ongoing survey called the American Community Survey that provides citizenship data on a yearly basis. But it only samples a small por tion of the population. Before that, citizenship or related questions were asked of about 1 in 6 house holds on the census "long form," which has since been retired. The Congres sional Research Service said it has been 1950 since all households were asked about citizenship. Alabama Attorney Gen eral Steven Marshall said the American Community Survey is so small, with a correspondingly large mar gin of error, that it is an ineffective tool for under standing lightly populated rural areas of the country. "It just makes sense that government has a more ac curate record for the census and reinstates the practice of including a citizenship question in the next census," Marshall said. A joint fundraising committee for Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Com mittee highlighted the addi tion of a citizenship ques tion in a fundraising pitch last week. The pitch said Trump wants the 2020 Cen sus to ask people whether or not they are citizens, and that in another era, this would be common sense. "The President wants to know if you're on his side," the solicitation asks. Census counts are taken by mail and by workers walking neighborhoods. The Census Bureau says the 2010 census drew a mas sive response, with about 74 percent of the households mailing in forms and remaining households counted by workers in neighborhoods. Information is only re leased publicly in the aggregate, although the government has the details. In 2010, the Obama adminis tration offered assurances that the census data would not be used for immigration enforcement. The Census Bureau states on its website that personal information ob tained through its surveys cannot be used against respondents by any gov ernment agency or court. And the disclosure by an employee of any informa tion that would personally identify a respondent or family can lead to up to ve years in prison or a ne of $250,000, or both. Critics of the decision seemed far more focused Tuesday on the potential for intimidation and an inaccu rate count than the prospect that the information could be used to target participants for deportation. "I can only see one pur pose for why this question is being added," said Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Associa tion of Latino Elected and Appointed Ofcials Edu cational Fund, an organiza tion that seeks to advance Latino political engage ment. It's to "scare Latinos and others from participat ing in the 2020 Census." WASHINGTON (AP) Still angry about the budget deal he signed last week, President Donald Trump has oated the idea of us ing the Pentagon budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico, despite the fact that such spending would likely require approval from Congress. Trump raised the funding plan with House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting at the White House last Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the discussion who wasn't au thorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. And he has tweeted that building "a great Border Wall" is "all about National Defense" and has called to "Build WALL through M!" the military. Departments, however, have limited authority to reprogram funds without congressional approval. Pentagon spokesman Chris Sherwood referred all questions on the wall to the White House, where spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders deected them, saying she was "not going to get into the specif ics of that." Trump threw Washing ton into a tizzy on Friday when he threatened to veto the omnibus spending bill, in part because it didn't in clude the $25 billion he'd tried to secure for the wall in a last-minute bargaining spree. The $1.3 trillion fund ing package did include $1.6 billion in border wall spending. But much of that money can only be used to repair existing segments, not build new sections. Congress also put restrictions on the types of barri ers that can be built. Trump has tried to justify signing the deal by pointing to the boost in funding it provides for the military. But he nonetheless remains frustrated, according to people familiar with his thinking who weren't autho rized to discuss private conversations and who spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump rst publicly oated the idea of having the Pentagon pay for the rest of construction in an obscure tweet that left many con fused. "Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National De fense," he wrote Sunday. "Build WALL through M!" He retweeted his message again Monday night. Some people close to the president have also suggested creating a GoFundMe campaign that Trump could use to raise money from the public to fund construc tion. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the idea, and it's unclear whether it has gained any serious trac tion. Congress, under the Con stitution, has the power to determine federal appro priations, and the admin istration has little author ity to shift funding without congressional approval. The Senate Appropriations Committee was not aware of any authority that would allow the Defense Department to fund the wall with out congressional approval, said a GOP aide. Sanders said Tuesday that Trump would work with the White House counsel to make sure any action taken was within his executive authority. And she insisted the "continuation of build ing the wall is ongoing and we're going to continue moving forward in that pro cess." Building the wall was one of Trump's top campaign promises, and the idea that drew the loudest cheers from supporters at his ral lies. Trump also insisted he'd make Mexico pay for the construction. But Mex ico has made clear it has no intention of doing so. Trump has also proposed making Mexico pay for the wall indirectly through measures such as increas ing visa fees, imposing new tariffs and targeting remittances. CITIZEN TRIBUNEPoliticsWednesday, March 28, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this March 13, 2018 le photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump is oating the idea of using the militarys budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea to House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according to a person familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump suggests paying for US border wall with Pentagon funds Dems fear immigrants will skip census with citizenship query
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 Yes, there will be a few cars, but SUVs will cap ture most of the headlines at this year's New York In ternational Auto Show. Automakers will be shoring up gaps in their SUV lineups and revamp ing models that already are popular in the hottestselling part of the U.S. market. Leading the way is Toyota with an all-new RAV4 compact SUV, which last year was the most popular vehicle in the U.S. that isn't a truck. There are also new SUVs coming from Subaru, Volkswagen, Acu ra, Cadillac and Lincoln. There won't be many cars. Nissan will show a redesigned Altima midsize sedan, while Toyota will roll out a new Corolla hatchback. Kia will unveil a new K900 big luxury sedan, among others. Volkswagen put a toe into the Detroit-dominated a pickup truck market with concept built on extended Atlas SUV underpinnings. But SUVs, which hit a record 43 percent of U.S. sales last year at just over 7.3 million, according to Kelley Blue Book, will steal the show. Here are some wheels to watch: TOYOTA RAV4 Toyota sold almost 408,000 RAV4 compact SUVs last year, making it the new American fam ily car and the top-selling vehicle in the nation aside from Detroit's popular big pickups. In an effort to stay on top, Toyota is revamping the RAV for the 2019 model year. The fth-generation comes on all-new underpinnings that the company says will give it better handling and a smoother ride. It's also slightly wider and a little lower. New looks are more chiseled and athletic, and the distance between the wheels grows by 1.2 inch es for more passenger and cargo space. It comes stan dard with Toyota's safety system that includes auto matic emergency braking. It's powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed transmission, or a 2.5-liter gaselectric hybrid system with a continuously vari able transmission. Horse power, gas mileage and price weren't released. The new RAV hits showrooms in the fall. CADILLAC XT4 The compact SUV is now the largest part of the U.S. market, and Cadil lac hasn't had a product to offer until now. The General Motors luxury brand rolled out the new XT4 SUV at a pre-show event in New York Tues day night. It's built on un derpinnings specically designed for the Cadil lac brand and comes with sculpted looks and an in terior that Cadillac says is luxurious and spacious. The company says it will have segment-leading back-seat legroom. It's powered by a 237 horse power 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission that will get an estimated 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The XT4 is available in the fall and starts at $35,790 including shipping. VOLKSWAGEN AT LAS CROSS SPORT CONCEPT Volkswagen broadens its growing SUV lineup with a ve-seat version of the three-row Atlas. The company calls the Atlas Cross Sport a concept, but it's almost ready to be built at the automaker's U.S. factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new ver sion is 7.5 inches shorter than the seven-seat Atlas. The concept is powered by a 355-horsepower plugin hybrid system with a V6 gasoline engine and a battery that can take it 26 miles on electric power. The hybrid concept can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, VW says. There's also a "mild hybrid" with 310-horsepower from a V6 and a smaller hybrid bat tery. The SUV is due in showrooms sometime next year. Mileage and price were not announced. LINCOLN AVIATOR Ford's luxury brand nally gets an Explorer-like midsize SUV with three rows of seats to compete in the hot luxury SUV market. The company was to unveil the Aviator Wednesday. Few details were given, except that it will have a twin-turbo engine of undisclosed size as well as a plug-in hybrid option. Ford says it will have tapered lines and a roomy interior. It also gets standard safety features such as automatic emer gency braking and can be opened and started with a smart phone. The Avia tor goes on sale sometime next year. The price wasn't disclosed. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 SUVs to steal the New York International Auto ShowAP Volkswagens five-passenger SUV concept is shown at the New York Auto Show, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The vehicle will be designed and engineered for the American market and Volkswagen will construct it at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.American Samoans sue for birthright citizenshipHONOLULU (AP) John Fitisemanu, who works for a lab company in Utah, has paid U.S. taxes and been subject to Ameri can laws his whole life. But the 53-year-old father and husband isn't considered a U.S. citizen by the fed eral government because he was born in American Samoa, a U.S. territory and the only place in the country without automatic claim to citizenship. Now, he's suing to be recognized as an American. Fitisemanu is the lead plaintiff on a lawsuit led Tuesday on behalf of Amer ican Samoans in Utah to be treated as U.S. citizens un der the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. The As sociated Press obtained the documents before the case was led. American Samoa, a U.S. territory since 1900, is a cluster of islands 2,600 miles (4,184 kilometers) southwest of Hawaii per petually stuck in a legal loophole. People born in the territory are labeled U.S. nationals. Under that status, they cannot vote, run for ofce, sponsor family members for immigration to the U.S., apply for certain government jobs, or serve on a jury -despite paying taxes to Uncle Sam. They're even issued special U.S. passports that say: "This bearer is a United States national and not a United States citizen." With colleagues, "it's kind of like an ofce joke -'Hey! John is not a citi zen, he's an alien!' I know they're joking, but it still hurts," Fitisemanu told the AP. "It feels like a slap in your face, that you're born on U.S. soil, but you're not recognized as a U.S. citizen." He's been rejected for jobs that list U.S. citizenship as a requirement. Pro spective employers "need me to show them proof that I am a U.S. citizen, which I am not." Around elections, "I sit quietly at my cubicle, and don't say a word, because I know I can't vote," he said. "It's kind of embar rassing." Rosavita Tuli, another plaintiff in the case, has had to obtain special permits and pay fees that wouldn't apply to U.S. citizens when visiting her aging parents outside American Samoa, according to court docu ments. Although American Samoans can pursue natural ized citizenship, the lawsuit says it is a "lengthy, costly, and burdensome" process. The cost to apply is $725, and legal fees pile up if applicants hire an at torney to help navigate the process. For Fitisemanu, a previous divorce and other nancial burdens have pre vented him from going that route. Also, "there's no guaran tee of success," said Neil Weare, the attorney leading the suit, and president of non-prot Equally Ameri can. "If someone has a birth certicate showing they were born on U.S. soil, they shouldn't have to jump through any more hoops to be recognized as a U.S. citizen." Those born in the terri tory, however, can claim citizenship at birth if one of their parents is a U.S. citizen. The same generally holds true for children born abroad to Americans. This is Weare's second attempt on the issue. A pre vious case he led stalled in 2016 when the Supreme Court declined to reconsider a ruling from a lower court in D.C., which found the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship didn't apply to American Samoa, and referred back to controversial colonial era decisions from the early 20th century after the U.S. acquired a spate of territories in the Spanish American War. Known as the "Insular Cases," the Supreme Court distinguished between "incorporated" and "unincor porated" territories. The former, such as Arizona and New Mexico, mostly settled by white people, were thought destined to be a permanent part of the U.S. The latter, such as American Samoa, weren't considered candidates for statehood, whose inhabitants were described as "alien races" and "uncivi lized," and thus weren't granted full constitutional rights. Over the years, Congress has decided on a per ter ritory basis to allow those born in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Is lands to claim citizenship by birth. American Sa moa's population of about 55,000, however, has con tinued to fall to the way side. "This is the holding pat tern we've been in now for over a century," said Sam Erman, an expert in consti tutional law and a professor at the University of South ern California. Still, Erman and many legal scholars agree that "American Samoans are clearly citizens under the 14th Amend ment." This lawsuit places a question mark over wheth er the millions that lived in the Philippines while the country was a U.S. territory for ve decades until 1946 would also be able to seek U.S. citizenship, said Erman, who plans to le a legal brief on the current lawsuit. The local American Sa moan government has be fore taken a nuanced view over the issue, given con cern about how aspects of Samoan life and culture "would be jeopardized if subjected to scrutiny under the 14th Amendment," ac cording to court documents led in 2014 by lawyers representing the government. American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga didn't respond to a request for comment. The U.S. State Depart ment, named as the defendants on the lawsuit, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Utah has a major Samoan population. If the case there is decided favorably, that would create a "circuit split" -a conicting ruling to what was previously decided in another court, which could add pressure to the Supreme Court to review. Until then, Fitisemanu is standing rm: "People will say what they want to say, and I'm going to believe in what I want to believe, and I believe that I should be a U.S. citizen."
Thursday, March 29, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E5 BEIJING (AP) With smiles and rm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise sum mit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a pow erful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neigh bor. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's secretive talks with Chinese Presi dent Xi Jinping in Beijing which were not conrmed until after his return home appear aimed at improving both countries' positions ahead of Kim's anticipated meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump in the coming weeks. A key objective for Bei jing is to reassert its rel evance to the talks, from which it has been exclud ed. China has appeared increasingly shut out as its relations with the North deteriorated and Pyong yang reached out to Seoul and Washington. "Kim Jong Un's visit shows that China is not marginalized, but playing a leading role. This saves China a lot of face," said Pang Zhongying, a North Korea expert at Renmin University in Beijing. "North Korea once again is taking advantage of Chi na," Pang said. "It plays the China card, showing South Korea and the U.S.: China is still my ally." Ofcial reports from both countries on Wednes day depicted in effusive terms warm ties between the leaders in an effort to downplay recent tensions over Kim's development of nuclear weapons and longrange missiles. In the reports, "Kim reafrms the traditional friendship between the two countries as if nothing had ever happened, when the relationship had plummeted to unprecedented lows," said Bonnie Glaser, an Asia expert at the Cen ter for Strategic and Inter national Studies. Ties in recent months have frayed as China sup ported tougher U.N. sanc tions on North Korea and suspended coal and iron ore imports. Pyongyang last year seemingly sought to humiliate Beijing by timing some of its missile tests for major global sum mits in China. Kim made the visit to China at Xi's invitation, China's ofcial Xinhua News Agency said, in his rst trip to a foreign coun try since he took power in 2011. Xinhua said the trip ran from Sunday to Wednesday but appeared to include travel time from Pyongyang on the special armored train that Kim traveled on, which secretly arrived in Beijing on Mon day and left Tuesday after noon. Rumors of Kim's pres ence began circulating on Monday night, with the spotting of his special train, Chinese security teams and ofcial delegations at the border city of Dandong and various points in Beijing. Although China sought to keep Kim's visit secret, and described it Wednes day as "unofcial," it ac corded him full honors due to a head of state, in cluding a formal welcom ing ceremony and troop review at the Great Hall of the People in central Bei jing. Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, also hosted a banquet for Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, and they watched an art perfor mance together, Xinhua said. "We speak highly of this visit," Xi told Kim, according to Xinhua. For China, the visit also projects to its public that Xi is rmly in charge of steering Beijing's relations with North Korea in a way that favors China's inter ests. "Here is Xi Jinping say ing, 'Don't worry, every thing is going to be great,'" Glaser said. Trump tweeted Wednesday that he had received a message from Xi saying that his meeting with Kim "went very well" and that Kim "looks forward to his meeting with me." "For years and through many administrations, everyone said that peace and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was not even a small possibility," he tweeted. "Now there is a good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity. Look forward to our meeting!" Ahead of the planned meeting, however, satellite images of North Korea's main nuclear site indicated it has begun preliminary testing of an experimental light water reactor and possibly brought another reactor online. Both could be used to produce the s sile materials needed for nuclear bombs. According to Jane's Intelligence Review, the ex perimental reactor could become operational with "little warning later in 2018 or in 2019." In a separate report on 38 North, a website that specializes in North Ko rea news and analysis, experts said images of the other reactor suggest it was brought into operation very recently. That would mean "North Korea has resumed production of plutonium presumably for its nuclear weapons pro gram," it said. Analysts say Kim would have felt a need to con sult with China ahead of summits with Moon and Trump. His famously re clusive father, Kim Jong Il, made his rst visit to China as North Korean leader in May 2000, reportedly to consult with the Chinese leadership ahead of his summit with South Korea's then-leader, Kim Dae-jung. China would not want Kim Jong Un's rst for eign meeting to be with someone other than Xi. "This is China asserting its regional hegemony and inuence, saying, 'Hey, you talk to me rst,'" said Michael Kovrig, senior adviser for Northeast Asia at the International Crisis Group. In video aired by Chi na's state broadcaster China Central Television, Kim appeared reserved and col lected as he sat at a long table across from Xi. Kim wore horn-rimmed glasses and was shown jotting down notes and speaking in a calm manner. In contrast, while meeting with South Korean envoys ear lier this month, Kim was shown by his state media frequently smiling, bursting into laughter, propos ing toasts and waving at departing limousines. Kim was described by Xinhua as saying that his country wants "reconciliation and cooperation" with South Korea, with which it is technically still at war. He also said North Korea is willing to hold a summit with the United States, according to Xinhua. North Korean state me dia, however, didn't carry Kim's comment about his plans to talk with the United States. The North has yet to ofcially conrm its interest in a summit be tween Kim and Trump. North Korea's ofcial Korean Central News Agency published Kim's personal letter to Xi, dated Wednesday, in which he said he was satised that the leaders conrmed their "unied opinions" on mu tual issues. Kim also called for more meetings with Xi and oth er Chinese ofcials and asked Xi to visit North Korea at a time convenient for him, to which Xi "gladly accepted," KCNA said. "For the North Koreans, it is in their best interests to enter any meetings with Moon or Trump having shored up and repaired to a certain extent their rela tions with Beijing," said Paul Haenle, director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing. The North's diplomatic outreach this year follows a tense 2017 when it con ducted its most powerful nuclear test to date and tested three intercontinental ballistic missiles designed to target the U.S. mainland. The developments are being interpreted as the North being desperate to break out of isolation and improve its economy after being squeezed by heavy sanctions. Analysts think Kim may have been seek ing promises from Beijing that it wouldn't hit the North too hard with sanctions if the talks with Washington and Seoul fall apart and the North starts testing nuclear weapons and missiles again. "At least one of the things that Kim would want out of these meetings is a way forward to begin to ease those sanctions and support from China in that effort," said Glaser, the Asia expert. China remains North Korea's only major ally and chief provider of energy, aid and trade that keep the country's broken economy aoat. In addition to the trip being his rst abroad as leader, Kim's talk with Xi was his rst meeting with a foreign head of state. Kim's father had visited China several times dur ing his rule, lastly in May 2011, months before his death that December. "It's most proper that my rst overseas trip would be the capital of the People's Republic of China," Kim Jong Un said, according to the North's KCNA. "It's also one of my noble du ties to v alue the North Korea-China friendship as I do my own life." CITIZEN TRIBUNE WorldWednesday, March 28, 2018 EEE-5 APIn this photo provided Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by Chinas Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China. The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday that North Koreas reclusive leader Kim went to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. The official Xinhua News Agency said Kim made an unofficial visit to China from Sunday to Wednesday. Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader's China tripWhy cant we be friends
Page E6, Medical bills can push patients over the nancial cliff, but a new study says this may not happen as of ten as previous research suggests. Hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of per sonal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S. adults, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. This contrasts with pre vious research by former Harvard professor and current U.S. Sen. Eliza beth Warren and others that pointed to medical reasons as the trigger for more than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies. In the new study, researchers tracked the cred it reports of more than a half million adults under 65 in California who had a hospitalization between 2003 and 2007 that wasn't tied to childbirth. They found that hospitaliza tions clearly forced some patients into bankruptcy in the years following their stay, said study co-author Matthew Notowidigdo, a Northwestern University economist. It just may not happen as frequently as the other research indicates. "What causes bank ruptcies is still somewhat unknown, but it appears that medical expenses are responsible for a much smaller share of them than previously thought," said co-author Raymond Kluender of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Researchers also estimated that hospitalizations were responsible for only about 6 percent of bank ruptcies among uninsured patients. They noted that hospitalization rates are lower in that patient group compared to the overall non-elderly population. The new analysis in cluded a broader range of people than earlier re search, which focused on those who already had led for bankruptcy protection. Such a narrow focus makes it "impossible to infer the role of medi cal expenses in causing bankruptcy" without in formation on those who had big medical bills and didn't sink nancially, the authors of Wednesday's report noted. Their study also had limitations: It focused only on adult patients from one state who were hospitalized. Kluender said hospital stays often are the rst event that triggers a "chain of struggles with medi cal expenses and medical debt." The research looked at hospitalizations that oc curred several years be fore the federal Affordable Care Act expanded insur ance coverage to millions of Americans. CITIZEN TRIBUNE EntertainmentEEE-2 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 APIn this Nov. 28, 2016, file photo, a screen displays a patients vital signs during open heart surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of personal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S. adults, according to an analysis published Wednesday, March 21, 2018, by the New England Journal of Medicine. Medical bankruptcies may not be as common as thoughtInching closer to a world without polio(THE CONVERSATION) At its height in the 1940s and s, polio para lyzed more than 35,000 Americans every year. But thanks to vaccines as well as good hygiene and sanitation practices, polio has largely been forgotten in the developed world. Now, even in less-devel oped regions, its close to being wiped out entirely. But there are still challeng es to overcome before polio can join smallpox as a virus that has been eradicated worldwide. With the support of the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (a stra tegic partner of The Con versation US that provides funding for The Conversation internationally), Rotary International and others, public health workers and volunteers work tirelessly and in dangerous conditions to vaccinate every one of the worlds children. The number of polio cases glob ally dropped from 350,000 in 1988 to just 37 in 2016. Thirty years ago, polio was regularly found in 125 of the worlds 190 or so coun tries. Today, only three countries continue to see regular cases: Pakistan, Ni geria and Afghanistan. Of these, Pakistan is clos est to becoming polio-free thanks to its persistent, in novative vaccination campaign programs. But its poor security, weak health system and lack of proper sanitation work against this effort. The lessons infectious disease preparedness and response researchers likeus are learning in Pakistan, during whats hopefully a nal push against polio, will also apply elsewhere, as public health experts work to wipe out other in fectious diseases around the world.Polio in people and in the environmentWild poliovirus is not particularly hardy and cant survive for long in the envi ronment. If the virus can not nd an unvaccinated person to serve as its host, it will die. This fact means vaccination efforts can fully exterminate the virus by de nying it a place to live in human hosts. The worlds polio eradication campaign has already done away with two of the three naturally occur ring wild polioviruses. Wild poliovirus type 2 was last seen in 1999, and there has not been a case of wild po liovirus type 3 since 2012. Polio spreads primarily through water contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Where sources of drinking water come into contact with sewage waste often the case in developing countries like Pakistan the virus spreads easily. To complicate matters, nearly 3 out of 4 people in fected with the poliovirus never have any symptoms at all. So most carriers of polio never know they harbor the virus, or that theyre spread ing it to others. In addition, those who do have symptoms usually seem to have the u, with fever, headaches, body aches and vomiting. In only around 1 percent of cases do symptoms include tem porary or permanent paralysis. This means that it is pos sible for the virus to exist and spread in a community even when there are no diagnosed cases of polio. For that reason, public health workers use two different measures to gauge the success of a vaccination effort: the number of people diag nosed with polio, and how much of the virus is found in the environment.Cultural challengesIn Pakistan, these two measures paint somewhat different pictures of disease eradication. The not-sogood news is that 16 percent of the water sources tested in 2017 contain the polio virus, a slight increase from 2016 levels. The better news is that from 2014 to 2017, the number of new polio cases dropped a whopping 97 per cent, from 306 cases to just eight. The countrys gov ernment, with the support of the international commu nity, has vaccinated most Pakistanis, which no doubt accounts for the impressive drop in diagnosed cases. However, because vacci nation is not universal, the virus persists in some re gions of Pakistan and poses a threat to those who are not vaccinated or who have not received vaccination boosters as scheduled. There are several cultural barriers to wiping out polio in Pakistan. Vaccinations are usually given at health clinics and transit points, where public health work ers can make contact with a large share of the popu lation. Mobile vaccination units reach people in other locations, but cannot safely get to children in high-con ict areas. In many of these areas, armed militants refuse to let public health ofcials vac cinate children, claiming that the polio vaccine is part of a Western plot to steril ize Muslims. In 2012, the Taliban, which remain in control in some mountainous areas, imposed a ban on vaccinations, which slowed the polio eradication effort. Furthermore, polio vaccine campaign workers have been targets of violence, as seen most recently in the killing of a mother-daughter vaccination team in January and an ambush this past week in a remote tribal area that killed two medical workers and wounded two others. In order to overcome some of the challenges, members of the eradication campaign have coordinated vaccination efforts with military operations. When a large military offense in 2015 pushed the Taliban out of the northern provinces of Pakistan, it cleared the way for hundreds of thousands of children to receive vac cination. High illiteracy rates, ex treme poverty and religious beliefs also can cause par ents to refuse vaccines in Pakistan and elsewhere for their children. In these instances, education and outreach are vitally impor tant. Helping parents under stand the dangers of disease may help overcome misin formation about the vaccine and increase positive association with vaccination, as it has in the United States. Pharmaceutical challengesPublic health ofcials have two types of polio vac cine in their medical supply kit: an oral vaccine and an inactivated vaccine. Both are necessary to eradicate polio. The oral vaccine is made from live weakened virus. The inactivated ver sion is made with dead vi rus. The oral vaccination works signicantly better against naturally occurring poliovirus, known as wild poliovirus. Additionally, the administration method being given by mouth is thought to increase vaccine uptake because it does not require an injection. The body builds immu nity from this live vaccine, and then can withstand the virus if exposed to it in the future. Countries where polio is present must use the oral vaccine in order to eliminate wild poliovirus because the inactivated vaccine does not stop its trans mission since it produces lower levels of mucosal im munity. Though necessary, using the live oral vaccine comes with some challenges. For example, it can cause vaccine-derived cases of polio, which include cases of paralysis. In this unfor tunate and extremely rare scenario, the vaccine meant to prevent a terrible illness directly transmits it. Of the 10 billion doses of oral polio vaccine administered since 2000, there have only been 760 cases of vaccinederived polio. Though the oral vaccine is vital to the eradication of wild poliovirus, its use must be discontinued as soon as the wild virus is wiped out. Otherwise, it runs the risk of hindering complete eradication by perpetuating existence of poliovirus in the environment through human excrement and con tinuing to introduce new vaccine-derived cases of the disease. Once Pakistan is declared free of wild poliovirus, the eradication campaign must switch to using the inacti vated vaccine. Because the inactivated vaccine provokes a weaker immune response, it doesnt effectively disrupt transmission of wild poliovirus. But it does protect against the weaker vaccine-derived poliovirus, and it doesnt contribute to vaccinederived cases. Once the only remaining strains are vaccine-derived, inactivated vaccines can be used to completely wipe out the disease. It is likely that a world without polio may not be too far off in the future and then infectious disease researchers can make use of the lessons learned in Paki stan as they move the ght to other diseases elsewhere around the world.
Thursday, March 29, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E7 WASHINGTON (AP) In ordering the largest mass expulsion of Russian diplo mats ever, the U.S. and its allies have upped the ante in an East-West spy game that dates to the Cold War and cast light on an unspo ken but widespread practice in the cloak-and-dagger world: sending operatives abroad under diplomatic cover. The tallies offered Mon day by senior U.S. ofcials were striking: Far more than 100 Russian spies are on American soil masquerading as diplomats. The U.S. said it was kicking out 60, so even after they're gone, at least 40 will ostensibly remain, free to roam Washington and other major U.S. cities under the ofcial im primatur of their nation's foreign ministry. So if they're truly spies and the United States knows it, why not expel them all? The answer, experts say, is that espionage, while murky, potentially distasteful and often illegal, is an accepted international prac tice. All countries spy and most if not all send spies overseas disguised as diplo mats including the U.S. "Embassies and diplo matic mission for hundreds and hundreds of years have been used to spy in adver saries' lands," said retired Army Col. Christopher Costa, executive director of the International Spy Museum in Washington. He said even when spies are discov ered, it's often more fruitful to follow them discreetly than to expel them. "The cat-and-mouse game of counterespionage is about understanding who that of cer is in touch with." There's another reason for the U.S. not to go over board in kicking out known Russian intelligence opera tives posted to diplomatic missions: America is in the game, too. When one country expels another country's representatives, it's both expected and accepted that the coun try being punished takes reciprocal steps. In 2016, when the Obama administration expelled 35 Russian diplomats, Moscow quickly booted 35 Americans. A similar tit-for-tat played out this month after Brit ain ousted 23 Russians and the Kremlin ordered out 23 Brits. That means that the more Russian spies the U.S. kicks out, the more of its own spies are likely to be forced out of Russia, Costa said. When one country posts spies to its embassy in a friendly nation, it usually "declares" them telling the host country who they are. Those spies, while publicly still claiming to be dip lomats, then act as liaisons to the host country's intelligence services, creating a useful backchannel. With countries that have hostile relations, like the U.S. and Russia, the gov ernments don't tell each other who the spies are. So a high-stakes game of spyhunting inevitably takes place. Every new Russian diplomat assigned to a mission in the United States, like the embassy in Washington, or the Seattle consulate that the U.S. has ordered closed, is assessed by the FBI and other U.S. counterintelligence ofcials, said John Schindler, a former counterintelligence ofcial and National Security Agency analyst. Some can be quickly identied based on where they've worked previously and in what positions his torical information that's far easier to track in the modern age of Google, Linke dIn and LexisNexis. Certain positions in embassies are notorious for being lled by spies, such as security of cials, political ofcers and communications specialists, who often are secretly engaged in technical collection of what's known as sig nals intelligence: intercepting phone calls or electronic communications. "If you still can't tell, you wait until they get to this country, and you watch what they do," Schindler said. "Are they having clandestine meetings with people? Are they using techniques to avoid surveillance?" The U.S. has long claimed that as a rule, it does not use certain jobs as cover for intelligence oper atives, such as U.S. Agency for International Develop ment workers and Peace Corps volunteers. The theo ry is that any perception that those staffers might be spies would create serious safety risks for actual humanitar ian workers. Said Schindler: "There are gentleman's rules about this, and there have been for a long time." During the Cold War, capitals around the globe developed reputations for being awash in thousands of agents working for rival intelligence agencies under diplomatic cover. From Asia to the Middle East and throughout Europe, the East-West tug-of-war played out between spies in cities such as Athens, Bangkok, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin, Cairo, Tehran and Vienna, often in open sight before unsuspecting pass ers-by. After the fall of the So viet Union, such activity subsided, but it never altogether disappeared. Now it's back with a vengeance. "The rates of espionage are now as high if not higher than they were in the Cold War," said Angela Stent, a professor at Georgetown University's School of For eign Service and a former Russia expert on the gov ernment's National Intelligence Council. "There is a huge degree of mutual suspicion between the intel ligence services that never went away." In fact, it was only last year that Russia complained bitterly to the United States about American diplomats posted to Moscow and oth er cities that Russia claimed were really there to spy. "There are too many em ployees of the CIA and the Pentagon's espionage unit working under the roof of the American diplomatic mission whose activity does not correspond at all with their status," said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.APA woman walks past the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation in New York Monday, March 26, 2018. The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russias consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscows alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsTuesday, March 27, 2018 EEE-3 Spies posing as diplomats have a long historyAt odds with Bolton on North Korea, Mattis appears isolatedWASHINGTON (AP) Of the issues that divide Defense Secretary Jim Mat tis and President Donald Trump's incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, one stands out: North Korea. Bolton, who will replace Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMas ter on April 9, has publicly advocated for overthrowing the North Korean gov ernment. Mattis, a retired Marine general who knows intimately the costs of war, favors diplomacy to rid the North of its nuclear weap ons and has said war on the Korean peninsula would be "catastrophic." On Iran, too, Mattis would seem at odds with Bolton, who has argued for abandoning the Obamaera nuclear deal. These and other matters of war and peace will test Mat tis' inuence with Trump as his national security team is overhauled. Mattis was sometimes at odds with McMaster, but the arrival of the hawkish Bolton, combined with the ring of Secretary of State Rex Tiller son and the uncertain status of John Kelly as White House chief of staff, appears to leave Mattis more isolated than at any time since he took over the Pentagon 15 months ago. Often described as a steady ing or moderating inuence on the impulsive Trump, Mattis has little previous relationship with Bolton. The North Korea issue is front-and-center: Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean President Kim Jong Un by May to discuss the North's nuclear disarmament. The unprecedented summit could be a turning point in a decades-old U.S.-North Korean standoff that Trump himself has said could end in "re and fury" an American nuclear attack __ to stop the North from gaining the abil ity to strike the U.S. with a nuclear missile. "This is buckle-up time," retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Fletch er School of Law and Di plomacy at Tufts University, said last week on MSNBC. "For the military I have three words: Sharpen your swords. He (Bolton) is someone who is going to reach for the mili tary instrument." The changes in the White House and at the State De partment, while signicant for Mattis, are hardly heartstopping. People close to him sense no change in his commitment to the job; some suggest that Trump's decision to move former Republican congressman and current CIA director Mike Pompeo to State, replacing Tillerson, could benet Mattis in the sense that he'll have a partner at State who is better aligned with Trump. Publicly, Mattis has said little about the shakeup. He was in Afghanistan when Tillerson got the ax. When reporters asked his reaction a couple of days later, Mattis said he preferred not to com ment on the details, although he went on to suggest that its importance was being exag gerated. He said that in all of his discussions abroad with foreign government ofcials and American troops, the matter was not discussed. "I understand why you're asking, but I'm just pointing out that in most parts of the world this is a Washington, D.C. story," he said. Another Washington story is Mattis and his ability to forge a workable relation ship with Trump despite dif ferences on some issues like the Iran nuclear deal, which Mattis says is awed but worth honoring as long as the Iranians do. Mattis also has differed with the president over Trump's wish to bar all transgender people from serving in the military, and he helped sway Trump from his inclination last year to end U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan. The Mattis formula seems to be simple. Out of the spot light, out of trouble. The less he says publicly, the less he risks losing inuence with Trump. "Part of his success ... is absolutely the fact that you don't see him in the limelight terribly much," says Loren Dejonge Schulman, a de fense analyst at the Center for a New American Secu rity who served in key na tional security positions in the White House and Penta gon under President Barack Obama. "That may be keeping him out of trouble with the White House but I think it's setting an incredibly bad precedent in terms of Penta gon transparency." If Mattis, who spent more than 40 years in uniform and is the rst career military of cer to lead the Pentagon since George C. Marshall in the early 1950s, isn't the most experienced politician to run the military's vast bureaucracy, he has shown a knack for staying out of trouble with his thin-skinned boss. Mattis has even broken Trump of his habit of call ing the retired general "Mad Dog," which Mattis insists was a media invention to be gin with. Trump frequently has lunch and dinners with the defense secretary and speaks glowingly of him to outside advisers. White House of cials have said that Trump sometimes repeats military historical anecdotes he heard from Mattis. Even Mattis' few known stumbles have not dogged him. In August, for exam ple, Mattis told sailors at a submarine base in his home state of Washington that the Navy would give them the worst and the best days of their lives, and then added, "That means you're not some (expletive) sitting on the sidelines," he said. "You know what I mean, kind of sitting there saying, 'Well, I should have done something with my life.'" His language was quickly forgotten.
Page E8, BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) When Theodore Roos evelt came to Dakota Ter ritory in 1883 to hunt bi son, locals saw him as an Eastern tenderfoot with no clue on handling the hardships of frontier life. He turned adversity into adventure, later writing: "It was here that the romance of my life began." "I have always said I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dako ta," wrote Roosevelt. Now, enthusiasts of the 26th president are working to establish a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in the North Dakota Badlands. They acknowledge it will be a challenge, but they're working to raise millions, digitizing Roosevelt papers by the tens of thousands and promoting the majestic surroundings that Roosevelt so loved. "The reason we put this library where we did, in western North Dakota, that's the landscape that shaped and formed him into the Roosevelt we know," said Clay Jenkin son, a leading Roosevelt scholar and re-enactor who is working as a con sultant for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. Roosevelt was a native of New York, where his birthplace and primary adult residence are na tional historic sites. But an effort a decade ago to establish a library there zzled, and North Dako tans who are eager to capitalize on ties to state natives such as baseball great Roger Maris, West ern author Louis L'Amour and bandleader Lawrence Welk saw an opportunity. Roosevelt's four years on a ranch in the North Dakota Badlands, when he was in his 20s, deepened his love for nature and made him a champion of wildlife conservation. He came to the area to recu perate from the deaths of his wife and mother on the same day. After his return to New York, he went on to serve as the state's gov ernor and the U.S. vice president before becoming president when William McKinley was assassinated in 1901. Roosevelt's old turf in North Dakota is now a national park in his name a rugged area of hills, ridges, buttes and bluffs where millions of years of erosion have exposed colorful sedimentary rock layers. The park is home to a wide variety of wild life, from prairie dogs to wild horses and bison. It is North Dakota's top tourist attraction, drawing more than 700,000 visitors an nually. The library is planned in Dickinson, with the mu seum about a half-hour drive away in Medora, a tourist town on the park's doorstep. The project has $15 million in hand from the state of North Dakota and city of Dickinson, which would like to capitalize on one of the most popular presi dents who doesn't already have a library. Organizers hope to raise another $85 million in private donations a formidable chal lenge. The Theodore Roosevelt Association, formed by Congress in 1920 to per petuate Roosevelt's legacy, is monitoring the fundraising effort. "This is a very ambi tious project and we want to make sure they have adequate funding, so we're not backing some thing that turns out to be a half-done project," said association CEO Tweed Roosevelt, Theodore's great-grandson. Presidential libraries are something of a modern phenomenon. The National Archives administers 14, starting with Herbert Hoover. By law, libraries for presidents before that have to be built without federal support. Unlike the major librar ies, a Roosevelt library wouldn't have a trove of original documents be cause most already are in established collections. The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University has digitized nearly 60,000 records, photographs, lm clips and audio recordings. The project would also include virtual exhib its and a full-scale recreation of Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch cabin, an 1,800-square foot cotton wood log structure handbuilt by Roosevelt and his ranch hands. "My biggest wish is to show the many sides of TR the adventurer, the reformer, the naturalist, the soldier, the scholar, the family man, the list goes on and on," said greatgreat grandson Kermit Roosevelt III, a University of Pennsylvania law professor. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 APThis June 18, 2017, file photo shows the scenic landscape near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. Roosevelt hunted and ranched in the area in the 1880s. Roosevelt credited his time hunting and ranching in North Dakota with shaping him into the man who would become the nations 26th president. Now, enthu siasts are working to establish a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in the North Dakota Badlands where he spent nearly four years in the late 1800s. North Dakota tries to establish Theodore Roosevelt libraryHow Facebook was able to siphon off phone call and text logsThe news that Facebook's Android app has been col lecting call and text histo ries is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting and when in the rst place? The short answer: Be cause Google let it. The longer answer: Well, it's complicated. The social network ac knowledged on Sunday that it began uploading call and text logs from phones running Google's Android system in 2015 rst via its Messenger app and later through an option in Face book Lite, a stripped-down version of its main app. Facebook added that only users who gave appropriate permission were affected, that it didn't collect the con tents of messages or calls, and that users can opt out of the data collection and have the stored logs deleted by changing their app settings. Facebook did not respond to multiple requests for more specics. The ker fufe over this data collec tion, rst reported by the website Ars Technica fol lows a week of turmoil for the social network involv ing charges that it allowed political consultants to steal the data of 50 million users in order to inuence elec tions. There's a reason Face book's actions were re stricted to Android phones. Apple locks down app permissions tightly, which offers more privacy protec tion to iPhone users. "Ap ple's fundamental approach is to collect the minimum amount of information to keep the service running, and keep customers in con trol of the information," said Rich Mogull, CEO of the security rm Securosis. But Android has long been more indulgent. Until recently, in fact, Google let app developers gain access to a phone's call and text logs. All they needed was an app that required access to user contacts. Once users agreed, Android would then also grant access to those com munication histories. Starting in 2012 with its "Jelly Bean" release, An droid would notify people installing such apps that they were also giving apps access to their call and text logs, but still required them to agree to all those permis sions at once. Rejecting the request meant the apps wouldn't work. It wasn't until 2015 when Google released Android 6.0, dubbed "Marshmallow," that Android phones nally split up those per missions. That meant users could agree to share con tacts, but reject access to their messaging and phone histories. That's the same year Facebook says its apps started collecting this infor mation. But many Android users aren't using the latest version of the software. In fact, they often can't get it even if they want it. Apple owns both the software and hardware for iPhones, which allows it to push out new versions of its iOS operating software at will. Google, by contrast, is largely at the mercy of both mobile carriers and hard ware makers when it comes to distributing new Android versions. There are nearly 20,000 Android phone models now in service, and carriers like to tweak the software for each to ensure that it will work as smoothly as pos sible on their networks. As a result, new Android versions reach users very slowly. As of January, about 65 percent of iPhone users were using the latest iOS software, introduced in 2017. Less than 1 percent of Android devices currently use the latest version of Android, known as "Oreo." (Many of them are own ers of Google's new Pixel phones, which get software updates directly from Google.) Just over half of all An droid users are using the two previous versions, which allow them to spe cically reject the sharing of communication logs. Last October, Google began forcing all apps to follow the new rules when they issue updates, even on phones running older versions of Android. All that leaves two big questions unanswered. Why did Google set up Android permissions this way? And how many other apps have taken advantages of the same setup? Experts and privacy ad vocates say the answer to the rst question is prob ably related to Google's advertising-based business model, which like Facebook depends on col lecting detailed information about users in order to tar get them with tailored ads. Apple, meanwhile, derives its prots from the sale of devices and services like Apple Music. Another possible fac tor: Android was playing catch-up with Apple for many years, and was eager to attract app developers in order to attain parity with Apple's App Store. Some app developers may have found greater access to user data on Android attractive as Facebook did. Experts say it's not clear if other apps are going as far as Facebook in terms of tracking call history and texts, but it's very possible. "In a lot of ways, Facebook is the tip of the ice berg," said Bob O'Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research. "There are plenty of other people doing this kind of data collection." It is unclear how many apps gained access to call logs so far or how many users' call logs had been sent to app developers. A Google spokesperson de clined to comment. One major Android phone maker expressed uncertainty over its role in protecting user privacy. "At this time the nature of the data breach is unclear so it is difcult to comment on the cause or the solution," LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday in a statement.
Thursday, March 29, 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 HONG KONG (AP) High above downtown Hong Kong's bustling, traf c-clogged streets, a group of ofce workers was toil ing away not on a corporate acquisition or a public share offering but on harvesting a bumper crop of lettuce atop one of the skyscrapers studding the city's skyline. It's rooftop farming taken to the extreme, and more about reaping happiness than providing food. The volunteers were picking butter lettuce, Indian lettuce and Chinese mustard leaf in rows of low black plastic planters on a decommissioned helipad on the 146-meter (480-foot)high roof of the 38-story Bank of America tower, the scenery: a vertiginous pan orama of glass ofce towers framed by lush mountain peaks and Victoria Harbor. "It's pretty dirty but still I really enjoy it," said Cath erine Ng, one of ve vol unteers who work for the property company managing the tower. The farm is run by Roof top Republic, a three-yearold startup whose founders are tapping growing interest in organic food and taking advantage of unused roof space in the cramped, highrent Chinese city. Hong Kong, with its skinny ofce blocks and apartment towers and busy, afuent residents, might seem an unlikely place for rooftop farming to catch on. The nance and trading hub has rural suburbs, but farm ing only takes up 700 hectares (1,730 acres) of its land and agriculture accounts for 0.1 percent of its economic output. Rooftop Republic's founders say the appetite for their services is growing among Hong Kongers who are seeking a more sustainable lifestyle and concerned about where their food comes from. "We have been get ting more and more inter est from people who want to grow their own food," said Michelle Hong, one of the founders. "A lot of it is triggered by concerns about food safety and the realization that a lot of the food they consume might be laden with pesticides. I think people want to have more control and also more trust." Hong Kong imports al most all of its food, much of it from mainland China. Public awareness about food safety in the former British colony has risen after countless food contamination scandals on the mainland. Rooftop Republic has set up on average one farm a month since its founding and now manages 36 covering more than 30,000 square feet (about 2,800 square meters), including one in mainland China, Hong said. It also provides workshops for companies, building owners, schools, and community groups. The Bank of America farm was a milestone be cause it was the rst in the city's nancial district. The company has since set up two more in the area and is looking at a few more sites, Hong said. Vegetables from the tower are donated to a food bank for uses in lunch boxes distributed to the needy. Some of its other farms are at hotels or restau rants, which use the herbs, eggplants and melons for dishes on their menus. Plenty of other groups or individuals have started cultivating their own roof top vegetable gardens, said Matthew Pryor, a Hong Kong University archi tecture professor who has counted at least 60 and thinks there are a lot more he doesn't know about. Pryor's research found approximately 1,500 rooftop farmers in the city, cul tivating a total area of about 1 hectares. He thinks there's potential for that to easily grow to 50,000 peo ple working on a suitable rooftop area of 600 hect ares. He helped set up a farm on top of a university build ing where volunteers, main ly staff, grow tomatoes, po tatoes, strawberries, lettuce, dragonfruit, papaya, beans, peas and squash. Pryor said he discovered through his research that their main product isn't edible. "The rooftop farms here produce virtually nothing" compared to Hong Kong's overall consumption, Pryor said. "What they do pro duce, however, is happiness, and this social capital that they generate is enor mous." The farms can help stressed-out, overworked and socially isolated Hong Kongers be happier and im prove their well-being by letting them hang out with their friends and commune with nature. Those benets were on display at another Rooftop Republic farm at airline Cathay Pacic's headquarters near the city's airport on ru ral Lantau Island. Airline staff planted crops that thrive in Hong Kong's cool, dry winter growing season, like kale, cabbage, radishes and carrots, which they can take home. "We're right by the sea, we have great views of the harbor, at the same time have got great views of the airport. We see planes every two minutes," said volunteer Prian Chan. "So it's awesome to be here." CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldTuesday, March 27, 2018 EEE-5 APIn this Nov. 14, 2017, photo, volunteers pick lettuce growing in rows of low black plastic planters on a decommis sioned helipad on the roof of the 38-story Bank of America tower, in Hong Kong. High above downtown Hong Kongs bustling, traffic-clogged streets, a group of office workers toil away. Theyre working not on a corporate acquisition or a public share offering but on harvesting a bumper crop of lettuce atop one of the skyscrapers stud ding the citys skyline. Hong Kong's skyline farms harvest more happiness than foodMysterious train sparks speculation of Kim visit to BeijingBEIJING (AP) A mys terious armored train trav eled from North Korea to Beijing and then headed back without revealing its key secret: Was Kim Jong Un on board? Speculation about a visit to Beijing by North Korea's reclusive leader or another high-level Pyongyang of cial ran high Tuesday amid talk of preparations for a future meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. The visit by the special train to Beijing and unusual ly heavy security at a guest house where prominent North Koreans have stayed seemed to point to the possibility that Kim was making his rst visit to China as the North's leader. Such a trip would be seen as a potential precursor to Kim's planned summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in late April and his anticipated meeting with Trump by May. Ana lysts, however, questioned whether Kim would make the visit to Beijing himself rather than send an envoy. Whoever was on the train, their visit to Beijing appeared to be short. On Tuesday afternoon, a vehicle convoy led by a motorcycle escort headed in the direction of Beijing's main rail way station. The train was seen leaving shortly after ward, less than a day after it arrived. While there has been no word of a meeting with Chinese leaders, China has been one of North Korea's most important allies even though relations have chilled recently because of Kim's devel opment of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. On Monday, heavy security was reported at the Friendship Bridge on the Yalu River marking the border between China and North Korea before a train passed through the Chinese city of Dandong. There were reports of it transiting sever al stations on the way from North Korea to Beijing. Japanese broadcaster NTV reported that the green and yellow train appeared very similar to the one that Kim's father and predeces sor as North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Il, took to Beijing in 2011. Video that aired on NTV also showed a motorcade of black limousines waiting at the train station and rows of Chinese soldiers march ing on what appeared to be a train platform. The video did not show anyone getting off the train. At around 2:45 p.m. Tues day, a convoy of about a dozen cars, including a large black limousine, was seen heading in the direction of the railway station. The limousine was seen about 10 minutes later enter ing the station under a heavy security presence. The station itself was closed to the public in an unusual security measure. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chuny ing, asked whether Kim or another North Korean ofcial was visiting Beijing, said, "I know you're all very curious but I have no infor mation on that." Past visits by Kim Jong Il to China were surrounded in secrecy, with Beijing only conrming his presence after he had crossed the bor der by train back into North Korea. North Korea's state-run media had no immediate reports of a delegation traveling to China. The speculation had been fueled further on Monday evening when a vehicle convoy entered the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing and a military honor guard and heavy security were seen later. The guesthouse had been the favored resi dence of Kim Jong Il during his visits to Beijing. On Tuesday, a convoy of ofcial Chinese cars was seen leaving the guest house's east gate. City police and the para military People's Armed Police stood guard in the area and unidentied men in plainclothes attempted to prevent photographers from taking pictures. Cars in the convoy were identied by yellow stickers but carried no diplomatic li cense plates. South Korea's presidential ofce said it could not conrm reports that the train carried Kim nor a separate report that Kim's sister was onboard. South Korean analysts were doubtful the visitor is Kim. Since succeeding his father as leader in 2011, Kim has touted an image of his country as diplomatic equal to China and it's unlikely he would sneak into Beijing for his rst face-to-face meetings with the Chinese lead ership, the analysts said. They said it's more likely that Kim sent a special en voy, possibly his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, to appease a traditional ally ahead of his planned meet ings with the presidents of South Korea and the United States. The envoy could po tentially seek Chinese com mitment for future support should North Korea's talks with rivals fall through, said Du Hyeogn Cha, a visiting scholar at Seoul's Asan Institute for Policy Studies. "North Korea doesn't want to send a message that China has been pushed to the back as it makes diplomatic ap proaches to the United States and South Korea," said Cha, adding that the visit could be part of the North's effort to gain leverage in the talks with South Korea and the United States. "If the talks with South Korea and the United States fall through, North Korea will surely try to demonstrate its nuclear weapons and mis sile capabilities again. The special envoy could discuss this possibility with Chinese ofcials, asking China not to press too hard with sanctions if that happens," Cha said. White House spokesman Raj Shah said Monday that the U.S. could not conrm reports that Kim was visit ing China. Shah reiterated Trump's plans to meet with Kim, saying the U.S.-led internation al pressure campaign against Pyongyang "has paid dividends and has brought the North Koreans to the table."
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 26, 2018 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Grayson Allen curled to the left side of the lane, jumped and kicked out his left leg a bit as he let y the shot that would send Duke to the Final Four over two Kansas defenders. With the clock showing less than a second left in regulation, the ball teasingly bounced off the backboard, hit the front of the rim, bounced off the backboard and rim once more and swirled out to the right. I thought it was in, star big man Marvin Bagley III said. So did Allen, who watched as the ball fell away. Sundays game stayed tied 72-72 and was headed for overtime. Kansas Malik Newman, the Midwest Region Most Outstanding player, took over from there, and the Jayhawks won 85-81 Season over for Duke. Career over for Allen. Yeah, that thing rolled around the rim about four times, Allen said. I thought it was going in. Its not a good feeling. Allen never found his rhythm in Omaha. He was 7 for 28 in games against Syracuse and Kansas, 5 for 23 on 3-pointers. He made clutch free throws late in regulation to keep the Blue Devils tied or in the lead against Kansas. His only eld goal since the rst half, though, was a meaningless 3-pointer four seconds before Kansas started celebrating its victory. Allens four seasons at Duke were over, and off the court walked depending on your perspective one of the most reviled or celebrated college basketball players in America. Its like a shock to your body because you dont plan for a loss, Allen said. You expect to keep going and going. Then its so abrupt when it hits you. Its over. I cant really wrap my head around it yet. It was at the 2015 Final Four that Allen burst onto the scene. He was the fourth and often overlooked member of Dukes heralded freshman class that year. He ended up scoring 16 points in the national championship game in a win over Wisconsin that gave the Blue Devils their fth title. He put off entering the NBA draft after his sophomore and junior years because he loved Duke, loved college basketball and wanted a chance to play for another Final Four and championship. Hes a 2,000-point scorer. Hes a national champion. Hes been our leader this year, coach Mike Krzyzewski said. Hes one of the outstanding players to have ever played in our program. For all he did statistically as a playmaker and 14.1-point career scorer, Krzyzewski remembers him this season for his leadership and ability to mesh with four outstanding freshmen in the lineup, especially after the switch to a zone defense in mid-February. And youre a shot away, a roll away from being in the Final Four, Krzyzewski said. Had that last shot in regulation fallen, it still wouldnt have undone the things Allen will long be remembered for at Duke. On Saturday, Allen said he had accepted and embraced his reputation among all those Duke haters. The Atlantic Coast Conference reprimanded him for appearing to deliberately trip two players in 2016. Last year he tripped an opponent and was suspended for one game by Coach K and had his team captains title removed. Allen mostly stayed out of trouble this season, except for when he put a hip check on North Carolinas Garrison Brooks in the ACC Tournament. Obviously I went through a lot of ups and downs, a lot of rough moments, a rough patch last year, he said. His hope, of course, was to extend his senior season one more week in San Antonio. All my plans for playing in the Final Four arent going to happen, he said. Thats why its hard to grasp. So many emotions come forward at once. I feel I could smile and cry all at once.Shot that wouldnt fall leads to end of Allens crazy careerGraysons Goodbye APDukes Grayson Allen walks off the court after Sundays NCAA regional final game against Kansas in Omaha, Neb. BOSTON (AP) Villanova leveled opponents with a barrage of offense in notching its rst three NCAA Tournament wins. But it turned out the Wildcats would need their defense to show up to earn their second trip to the Final Four in three seasons. On a night in which the Wildcats shot its lowest eld goal percentage of the season, they turned one of their best defensive efforts in their 71-59 Elite Eight win over Texas Tech on Sunday. Villanova came into the matchup averaging 87 points per game on 50 percent shooting from the eld. With 44 3-pointers, it also entered the afternoon just 11 3s shy of setting a new Division I, single-season record. But Sunday the Wildcats shot just 19 of 57 from the eld against the Red Raiders, while making only four shots from beyond the arc. The eld goal percentage was Villanovas lowest since 2015. It was clear they were going to have to nd another way to win. They found it on the defensive side of the ball. We played a really tough basketball team that had us scouted extremely well, took away our 3s, really tested our ability to play tough and ugly, Villanova coach Jay Wright said. After falling into early 9-1 hole Villanova held Texas Tech to just 23 points in the opening 20 minutes a season-low for a half for the Red Raiders. We were struggling from the outside. We grinded on the defensive end and thats what helped us pull this one out, Villanova guard Jalen Brunson said. It was just grinding on the defensive end and not really worrying about our shots falling or not. ... Just really trying to stick together. The Wildcats also notched six steals and outrebounded Texas Tech 51-33, including a 3122 defensive rebounding edge. It limited the Red Raiders second-chance opportunities and left them playing catch-up throughout the second half. Villanova forward Eric Paschall, who nished with 12 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, said he and his teammates took pride in winning such a physical game. It means a lot to us. Just to know that we could tough a game out like that, he said. Theyre a very talented team. Their defense is great. They have some talented offensive players. Just to be able to do that with my brothers out there is, again, a blessing. ... We worked hard all year. We did a great job of it, and we just kept getting better. So it shows that we can ght through a lot. We keep playing for each other. Wright said the seeds of Sundays defensive effort might have its roots in the Wildcats rst loss of the season a 101-93 setback at Butler at the end of December. The coaching staff knew after that game it was clear that offense alone would not be enough to carry this team to where it wanted to be by seasons end. That kind of was a slap in the face to us, Wright said. We said at that time, were not going to just change this its going to take time. Its going to go back to basics. Its going to take a lot of time. ... And its starting to pay off now at the right time.Villanova needed defense, not offense to down Texas Tech AP Villanovas Donte DiVincenzo, rear, and Jalen Brunson celebrate their win over Texas Tech in Sundays NCAA regional final in Boston.
Thursday, March 29, 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) A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump received millions of dollars from a political adviser to the United Arab Emirates last April, just weeks before he began handing out a series of large political donations to U.S. lawmakers considering legislation targeting Qatar, the UAE's chief rival in the Persian Gulf, an Associated Press investigation has found. George Nader, an ad viser to the UAE who is now a witness in the U.S. special counsel investigation into foreign meddling in American politics, wired $2.5 million to the Trump fundraiser, Elliott Broidy, through a company in Canada, according to two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the matter on the record. They said Nader paid the money to Broidy to bankroll an ef fort to persuade the U.S. to take a hard line against Qa tar, a long-time American ally but now a bitter adver sary of the UAE. A month after he received the money, Broidy sponsored a conference on Qatar's alleged ties to Islamic extremism. Dur ing the event, Republican Congressman Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced he was introducing legislation that would brand Qatar as a terrorist-supporting state. In July 2017, two months after Royce introduced the bill, Broidy gave the Cali fornia congressman $5,400 in campaign gifts the maximum allowed by law. The donations were part of just under $600,000 that Broidy has given to GOP members of Congress and Republican political committees since he began the push for the legislation n gering Qatar, according to an AP analysis of campaign nance disclosure records. Broidy said in a state ment to AP that he has been outspoken for years about militant groups, including Hamas. "I've both raised money for, and contributed my own money to, efforts by think tanks to bring the facts into the open, since Qatar is spreading millions of dollars around Washing ton to whitewash its image as a terror-sponsoring state," he said. "I've also spoken to like-minded members of Congress, like Royce, about how to make sure Qatar's lobbying money does not blind lawmakers to the facts about its re cord in supporting terrorist groups." While Washington is awash with political dona tions from all manner of interest groups and individuals, there are strict re strictions on foreign dona tions for political activity. Agents of foreign govern ments are also required to register before lobbying so that there is a public record of foreign inuence. Cory Fritz, a spokesman for Royce, said that his boss had long criticized the "destabilizing role of extremist elements in Qatar." He pointed to comments to that effect going back to 2014. "Any attempts to inuence these longstanding views would have been unsuccessful," he said. In October, Broidy also raised the issue of Qatar at the White House in meet ings with Trump and senior aides. The details of Broidy's advocacy on U.S. legisla tion have not been previously reported. The AP found no evidence that Broidy used Nader's funds for the campaign donations or broke any laws. At the time of the advocacy work, his company, Circinus, did not have business with the UAE, but was awarded a more than $200 million contract in January. The sanctions bill was approved by Royce's com mittee in late 2017. It re mains alive in the House of Representatives, awaiting a review by the House Finan cial Services Committee. __MEETINGS PROBED The backstory of the legislative push is emerging amid continuing concerns about efforts by foreign governments or their prox ies to inuence American politics. While reports about possible Russian links to Trump's campaign and his presidential administration have been making headlines since 2016, questions are now arising about efforts during the Trump era to inuence U.S. policy in the Middle East. The U.S. has long been friendly with Saudi Arabia and the UAE as well as Qatar, which is home to a massive American air base that the U.S. has used in its ght against the Islamic State. But as political rifts in the Gulf have widened, the Saudis and Emiratis have sought to undercut American ties with Qatar. Qatar and UAE have also exchanged allegations of politically motivated hacks. Scores of Broidy's emails and documents have leaked to news organiza tions, drawing attention to his relationship with Nad er. Broidy has alleged that the hack was done by Qa tari agents and has reported the breach to the FBI. "It's no surprise that Qa tar would see me as an obstacle and come after me in the way it has," he said in a statement. A spokesman for the Qa tari embassy, Jassim Man sour Jabr Al Thani, denied the charges, calling them "diversionary tactics." Representatives of the UAE did not respond to requests for comment. The timeline of the in ux of cash wired by Nad er, an adviser to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mo hamed bin Zayed al-Nahy an, the de facto leader of the UAE, may provide grist for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's legal team as it probes the activities of Trump and his associates during the 2016 campaign and beyond. However, it is not clear that Mueller has expanded his investigation in that direction. Mueller's investigators are looking into two meetings close to Trump's inau guration attended by Nader and bin Zayed. The pair joined a meeting at New York's Trump Tower in De cember 2016 that included presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon, who was Trump's chief strategist at the time. A month later, Nader and bin Zayed were a world away on the Seychelles island chain in the Indian Ocean, meeting with Erik Prince, the founder of the security company Blackwater, and the Kremlinconnected head of a large Russian sovereign wealth fund, Kirill Dmitriev. Nader, a LebaneseAmerican businessman, agreed to cooperate with Mueller's team after investigators stopped him at Dulles International Air port, according to a person familiar with his case. That person and others who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity said they could not be iden tied because they were not authorized to discuss issues surrounding the Mueller investigation on the record. A lawyer for Nader de clined to comment for this story. __POLICY PUSH Broidy and Nader rst met at Trump's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, according to a per son with knowledge of the matter. Both men have checkered legal histories. Nader was convicted in a Czech Republic court in 2003 of multiple counts of sexually abusing minors. Broidy, a businessmen and prolic Republican fundraiser, was sidelined for a few years after he pleaded guilty to bribery in a case stemming from an investment scheme involving New York state's employee pension fund. Broidy later re-emerged as a player in GOP politics. During the 2016 Republican presidential primary, he raised money for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz. After Cruz bowed out of the race, Broidy signed on to help Trump during the 2016 election and be yond, co-hosting fundraisers across the country. The meeting between Broidy and Nader at the dawn of Trump's presiden cy soon led the two to work together in an effort to shift U.S. policies on the Middle East. On April 2, 2017, Nader asked Broidy to invoice his Dubai-based company for $2.5 million, according to someone familiar with the transaction who spoke on condition of anonymity. On the same day, Broidy attached an invoice for that amount from Xiemen In vestments Limited, a Canadian company directed by a friend. The money was forwarded to his own ac count in Los Angeles from the Canadian account, the person said. It was marked for consulting, marketing and advisory services, but was actually intended to fund Broidy's Washington advocacy regarding Qatar, two people familiar with the transaction said. The nancial transaction and the White House meetings were rst reported by The New York Times. It was on May 23, 2017, when Royce, a 13-term Congressman, appeared at a conference on Qatar's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and announced that he was introducing the sanctions bill that would name Qatar a state sponsor of terror ism. The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a think tank that hosted the conference, said Broidy had approached it about or g anizing the event. Broidy bankrolled that conference and contributed to the nancing of a second con ference hosted on a similar theme in October by anoth er think tank, the Hudson Institute. Both organizations said Broidy said that no money from foreign governments was involved. FDD says it does not accept money from foreign governments and Hudson only accepts money from Democratic countries allied with the U.S. "As is our funding pol icy, we asked if his fund ing was connected to any foreign governments or if he had business contracts in the Gulf. He assured us that he did not," FDD said in a statement. Broidy donated millions of his own money to efforts to ght Qatar, in addition to the $2.5 million from Nad er, according to someone close to him, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not autho rized to discuss Broidy's private nances. Broidy's behind-thescenes efforts unfolded as animosity was growing be tween the UAE and Qatar. These tensions came to a head when the UAE and Saudi Arabia launched an embargo with travel and trade restrictions against Qatar less than two weeks after Royce introduced the sanctions legislation in the U.S. House of Representa tives. Weeks later, Trump him self waded into the fracas, accusing Qatar of funding extremism in tweets on June 6. Royce and a staff mem ber met with Broidy at Washington's Capitol Hill Club to discuss the bill, ac cording to someone who was at the meeting. An as sociate, who Broidy paid for some of the work, also had frequent contact with congressional staff. __STRONG LANGUAGE Broidy's effort to cultivate allies in Congress extended beyond Royce. Broidy has personally given hundreds of thou sands of dollars to Republi cans over the past decade or more. But he gave nothing during the 2012 and 2014 election cycles and just $13,500 during the 2016 cycle. Things changed after Trump's election as Broidy ramped up his advocacy on Middle East policy. Broidy has given nearly $600,000 to GOP candidates and causes since the beginning of last year when he began his advocacy push more than in the previous 14 years combined. Campaign nance records going back two de cades show Broidy had not given any money to Royce until he gave the lawmaker a pair of $2,700 donations on July 31, 2017. By then, the sanctions bill was on a fast track. The original draft con sidered by the Foreign Af fairs Committee contained language singling out Qatar as a supporter of Hamas, a Palestinian organization that has been designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department. "Hamas has received sig nicant nancial and mili tary support from Qatar," the draft bill states. Soon Qatar was lobbying hard to have that language excised. Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the Unit ed Nations, declared in a statement to the committee that Qatar does not fund Hamas. According to two people familiar with the committee deliberations, both Republican and Democratic staff members reached a consensus that because of the tensions in the Gulf, the language would look like the lawmakers were taking sides. They agreed to take it out of the bill. Qatari ofcials and lob byists thought the matter had been settled, according to one lobbyist and a com mittee staffer. But just be fore the bill was to be put up for debate ahead of the committee's vote, Royce ordered the language on Qatar not only reinstated, but strengthened, they say. The bill was approved by the committee in November with the stronger lan guage on Qatar intact. A Royce aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not autho rized to comment, denied that Royce had ever con sidered removing the Qatar language. In January, Royce announced that he would not seek re-election, saying that he wanted to focus on his committee in the last year of his chairmanship rather than a political cam paign. In the same month, Broidy's company signed the hefty contract with the UAE government for gathering intelligence, accord ing to someone familiar with the work. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsMonday, March 26, 2018 EEE-3 APThis 1998 frame from video provided by C-SPAN shows George Nader, president and editor of Middle East Insight. Nader, an adviser to the United Arab Emirates who is now a witness in the U.S. special counsel investigation into foreign meddling in American politics, wired $2.5 million to Donald Trumps fundraiser, Elliott Broidy, through a company in Canada, accord ing to two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.Witness in Mueller probe aided UAE agenda in Congress
Thursday, March 29, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E13 CAIRO (AP) Egyptians began voting Monday in an election that Pres ident Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually guaranteed to win, one that resembles the referendums held by Arab autocrats in the decades before the 2011 upris ings briey raised hopes of democratic change. His only challenger is Moussa Mustafa Moussa, a little-known politician who joined the race at the last minute to spare the government the embarrassment of a one-candidate election after several hopefuls were forced out or ar rested. Moussa, who supported el-Sissi until he joined the race, made no effort to challenge the incumbent, who never mentioned his challenger once in pub lic. Today we want the people to come out and vote ... It doesnt matter who wins as long as Egypt remains safe, Moussa said after casting his ballot Monday. Authorities hope enough of Egypts nearly 60 million eligible voters will take part in the three-day balloting to give the election legitimacy. Local me dia, which are dominated by pro-gov ernment commentators, have portrayed voting as a national obligation and the only way to prevent foreign conspira cies from sowing instability. Some of the presidential hopefuls who had stepped forward might have attracted a sizable protest vote, but they were all either arrested or intimidated into withdrawing, making this the least competitive election since the 2011 up rising ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The vote is being held against the backdrop of the most wide-ranging crackdown on dissent in decades, with thousands of Islamists as well as sev eral prominent secular activists in jail. Unauthorized protests are banned, crit ical voices have been silenced in the local media, and hundreds of websites, including those of independent media and rights groups, have been blocked. El-Sissi, who led the 2013 military overthrow of Egypts rst freely elect ed president, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi, cast his ballot as soon as the polls opened at 9 a.m., at a girls school in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. He made no public comments. Associated Press reporters visiting polling stations across Cairo saw short lines formed in front of some locations and others that were nearly empty as of early afternoon, though more voters were expected to come out in the eve ning and over the next two days. Local television aired footage of festive scenes outside some polling sta tions, with women and children sing ing nationalistic songs. The national election commission reported large turnout in Cairo, Alexandria and north ern Sinai, the epicenter of an insurgen cy led by the Islamic State group, but provided no gures. Im not lazy or apathetic, Im in tentionally skipping this one, said Ahmed, a young man smoking a water pipe at a caf in central Cairo. A shopkeeper in downtown dismissed the election, saying the world was laugh ing at Egypt. Both asked that their full names not be used, fearing reprisal. Tens of thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed for the vote. On Sunday, authorities said po lice killed six militants believed to be involved in a weekend bombing in the coastal city of Alexandria that killed two policemen. Mohammed Ibrahim Ali, a retired engineer, patiently waited for the polls to open at Cairos bustling Sayda Ze inab neighborhood, home to a famous Islamic shrine. Even if there are 1,000 candidates, we will vote for el-Sissi, he said, struggling to be heard over the patriotic songs blaring from nearby speakers. He is the one who makes life great here. Ahmed Abdel-Atti, a 58-year-old doorman in the same neighborhood, voiced skepticism. Do you see any other candidates? he asked. During the ofcial campaign period, el-Sissi opted for carefully scripted televised functions. The former general donned military fatigues on recent occasions, highlighting the war on Islamic extremists and his past career as a general. Many Egyptians welcomed the mili tary overthrow of Morsi, whose divi sive rule had sparked mass protests, and the subsequent crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood group. For a time, el-Sissi enjoyed a wave of popu lar support bordering on hysteria, but that aura has faded over the last four years. In the Sinai Peninsula, the insurgen cy that gained strength after Morsis overthrow has only grown more ferocious, with regular attacks on security forces and deadly church bombings. An assault on a mosque in November killed more than 300 people the worst terror attack in Egypts modern history. The government has meanwhile en acted a series of long-overdue econom ic reforms including painful subsidy cuts and the oatation of the currency. That improved the investment climate and earned Egypt a $12 billion bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund. But the austerity measures sent prices soaring, exacting a heavy toll on ordinary Egyptians. I was a wholehearted supporter, but not anymore, said a man who recently lost his job in a telecommunications company and now works at a Cairo gas station. Yes, there are big projects, but he (el-Sissi) takes from us, the poor, not from them, the rich. We are the people who are living day to day. He also asked that his full name not be used, fearing trouble with the au thorities. Khaled Abdel-Lateef, a fresh juice seller in downtown Cairo, struck an upbeat note, saying authorities need more time. We need to be patient, he said. The good things will come. At the very least, we have security. CITIZEN TRIBUNE World Monday, March 26, 2018 EEE-5 Russian shopping mall fire kills 64; no alarms reportedBY NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) Witnesses say re alarms were silent and staff was nowhere to be seen when a re at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the rst weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in Russias Siberia. The re at the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a city about 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, was extinguished by Monday morning after burning through the night. Sixty-four deaths were con rmed after reghters nished combing through the four oors of the mall, Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov told a televised brieng. Six of the bod ies have not yet been recovered. Some of the dead were found in side a cinema, which one witness said had been locked shut. Investigators said Monday that emergency exits were blocked and a security guard turned off the public announcement system when he received a call about the blaze, but they provided no infor mation why that happened. On Monday morning, Kemerovo residents were bringing ow ers, candles and stuffed animals to a plaza outside the mall, and local hospitals reported an inux of people wanting to donate blood for the victims. Out of 23 victims whose bod ies have been identied, eight are children, the emergency ofcials said. Thirteen people have been hospitalized. Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova, who visited the Keremovo hospital where the victims were receiving treatment, said on Russian state television that the patient in the gravest condition is an 11-year-old boy who jumped out of a window from the fourth oor. The boys parents and younger sister died in the re, Skvortsova said. Some 200 animals are also be lieved to have died in the malls petting zoo. The zoos manager told the Tass news agency that the animals included rabbits, turtles, pigs, goats and rodents. Russias top investigative body said Monday afternoon that they are searching for a security ofcer who appears to have turned off the PA system when he received a call about the blaze. Four people have been detained in connection with the deadly re, including one of the malls ten ants. The investigators did not give the cause of the re but said they have obtained evidence proving agrant violations that could have contributed to the heavy loss of life, including the fact that the re escapes were blocked. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday it was too early to draw conclu sions about whether local ofcials failed in Kemerovo. Witness testimony indicated that the re alarms were not working, but it was not clear why. Eye witnesses also said that staff did not arrange for the evacuation at the shopping mall, which was converted from a former confec tionery factory in 2013. Winter Cherry was one of Kemerovos most popular entertain ment centers for children, with its own indoor skating rink, petting zoo and trampolines. Kemerovo residents said the mall was packed with children and their parents. Anna Zarechneva, who was on the top oor where the re start ed, watching a movie with her husband and son, said they only found out about the re when a man ran into the theater shouting. We didnt hear the re alarm, they even didnt turn on the light during the show, she said. That movie could have been the last for us, Ive only just realized that. Alexander Lillevyali lost three daughters 11-year-old twins and a 5-year-old who were in a cinema hall on the top oor watching a cartoon. Lillevyali told the Meduza news website that one of his daughters called him, saying that they could smell the smoke but could not get out because the door was locked. I was shouting into the phone, telling her to get out but there was nothing I could do the re was in front of me, he said. The Prosecutor Generals Of ce on Monday ordered all shop ping malls in Russia to be checked for re safety features. Russian companies routinely complain about excessive checks from various government agencies, which often abuse elaborate rules and regulations to pressure businesses. As a result, many companies prefer to pay bribes in stead of complying with outdated and excessive regulations, includ ing re safety rules. President Vladimir Putin late on Sunday offered his deep con dolences to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for a moment of silence at a session of the govern ment on Monday. Pope Francis said in a telegram to Putin that he is deeply sad dened by the loss of life. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel both issued condolences to Russia, with Merkel quoted as telling Putin: We grieve with you. More than 24 hours after the blaze engulfed the building, the owner of the mall still has not come forward. Local media named millionaire Denis Shtengelov who built his fortune through a company producing snack food as the owner of the mall. Shtengelov, however, insisted in an interview with the business daily Vedomosti that even though he was initially a ma jority owner of the mall, he now owns only a minority stake along with many other unnamed in vestors. Igor Yurgens, president of the Russian Union of Insurance Com panies, told state television that individual shops were insured but the mall does not appear to have an insurance policy. Yurgens spec ulated that the mall did not sign an insurance contract because its re safety features were below stan dards. Egypt votes for president, with el-Sissi certain to winAPIn this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry photo, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, smoke rises above a multi-story shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, about 1,900 miles east of Moscow, Russia. BANGKOK (AP) Ride-hailing giant Uber is selling its business in Southeast Asia to regional rival Grab while gaining a robust stake in the fastgrowing ridesharing, food delivery and nancial ser vices business. Grab said Monday that Uber will take a 27.5 per cent stake and a seat on its board as part of the deal. Financial details were not disclosed. Since becoming Ubers CEO in September, Dara Khosrowshahi has been maneuvering to make the company protable before a planned initial public offering expected next year. The companys full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017 as it en dured multiple scandals and the departure of its cofounder and former CEO Travis Kalanick. The deal enables Uber to keep a foothold in the in creasingly afuent market of 640 million people while cutting its losses. It will help us double down on our plans for growth as we invest heavily in our products and technology to create the best customer experience on the planet, Khosrowshahi said in a statement. Grab provides services in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myan mar and Cambodia. It says it offers access to ve million drivers and agents and handles over a billion trans actions a year. The deal was dismaying to many in Asia who have often compared the rival apps in search of the best deal. The Uber app will be discontinued in just two weeks, and in the meantime its drivers have to sign up to drive with Grab. Riders, likewise, will need to download the Grab app and set up accounts, although their Uber accounts will still work outside Southeast Asia. The companies said that Uber Eats, the food delivery business, will run in South east Asia through May and then shift to the GrabFood platform. Grab has been seeking to dominate the regional mar ket for car and motorbike hailing and has expanded into other areas, recently announcing plans to partner with a Japanese credit card company to provide credit to millions of people with out bank accounts. In Indonesia, the regions biggest economy and most populous country with more than 250 million people, its in a erce battle for custom ers with local app Go-Jek, which has backing from Google and Tencent. Grabs CEO and cofounder Anthony Tan said the acquisition of Ubers regional business marks the beginning of a new era in using mobile businesses to provide transport, food de livery, payments and other nancial services across the region.Uber selling Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab