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Osceola news-gazette
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INSIDE ONG 50 CENTS WWW.AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Saturday, April 7, 20181Child abuse prevention month begins.Local ocials in Osceola County are hosting events for the campaign.2 3 Local men jailed in online sting.e Kissimmee suspects were arrested by the Polk County Sheris Oce. Warning signs of opiate addiction Family consultant in St. Cloud explains how to spot the substance abuse. LOG ONFollow us at https:// www.facebook.com/ osceolanewsgazette FOLLOWFollow us on Osceola News-Gazette@ OsceolaNews TOP STORIESLOCAL Remembering Kissimmee: Mother Natures Fury Page 2.SPORTS St. Cloud wins OBC track meet. Page 7.PHOTO GALLERY Cattle drive in downtown Kissimmee. Page 24.Serving Osceola County for 127 Years WHERE TO FIND ITViewpoint ................4 Daily Planner ........10 Brainfood ...............17 Classieds ..............21 See Page 12 for Hot Savings with cool coupons from the local businesses By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Teacher Debra Davis suered a stroke last year while she was grading papers. The educator said her recent health issues are already taking a nancial toll on her life. I have to go to specialists now, said Davis, who has taught in the Osceola County School District for over 20 years. For me, every year I pay out of pocket $6,000 [deductible]. And every year for the last three years, Ive had to pay out of pocket. Davis and more than 6,600 other faculty and staff members are now facing health insurance premium hikes and higher co-pay costs that would shortchange hundreds of educators take-home pay in Osceola County. Davis was joined by 16 other employees who went before the School Board Tuesday demanding that members reconsider and revise a proposed benets and salary contract released last month. The proposal for the 2018-19 school year showed that employees who insure their children through the district stand to lose $1,800 a year in higher premium costs. Spouse and family plans are set to increase even more by as much as $4,400 a year. Teachers speak outPersonal stories of financial hardship, sacrifice and struggle served as the common thread that unied more than an hour of public comment delivered by teachers and support sta from around the county. Teacher Jessica Torrance was recently diagnosed with cancer. In addition to a $5,000 deductible, she would begin paying $500 a year in premium costs if the contract passes. Im hoping that this board, knowing that these teachers work hard, knowing that the state is not helping us, the federal government is not helping us, will take that money that you have the ability to use and give it back to instructional staffs at the school, Torrance said. Stephen Bundy is a teacher at Ventura Elementary. Hes also an Crosswalk Crackdown set to reduce deaths By Charlie Reed For the News-Gazette Drivers be warned: You must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks or face a $166 ticket and three points on your drivers license. Osceola County deputies and Kissimmee and St. Cloud police are combining forces for a crosswalk crackdown starting April 18 to reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Osceola County and most of Central Florida is the most dangerous place to walk in the U.S. per capita and has been for a decade. In 2016, 19 walkers were killed and 148 were injured by cars and trucks in Osceola County, a 30 percent increase from 2014, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Osceola County, the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud, and their Teachers fight back against proposed healthcare hikes A powerful readingNEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCK Maria Garcez gets emotional support from her fellow students and co-authors of the book, Coming to America, as she tearfully reads an excerpt from her story about the death of her father in Venezuela and her familys subsequent move to the United States. Garcez and eight fellow students were at Osceola High School Wednesday night to read selections from their personal stories and sign copies of their books that were offered for sale to those attending. AROUND TOWN WE BACK THE BLUE NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKA man crosses Emmett Street near the Osceola County Administration Building on Thursday. Local authorities will be cracking down on drivers who dont stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. See Crackdown Page 2. Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. RAM NATIONAL CIRCUIT FINALS RODEO THIS WEEKEND! Around Osceola 5k benets Meals on Wheels.About 450 people joined the race on March 17 in downtown Kissimmee.Page 11. Local ofcials pleading with FEMA to extend Puerto Rican housing aid By Charlie Reed For the News-Gazette Federal emergency funds supporting hundreds of storm evacuees from Puerto Rico living in local motels run out in mid-May. That includes 249 students, 149 of which are graduating seniors. Local ocials including Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez and Osceola County Schools Superintendent Debra Pace have been pleading with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the government of Puerto Rico to extend housing support for those families, at least until the end of May, when the school year ends. Were hoping to get the vouchers extended until at least school is over to give these kids peace of mind. Its important we try to assist them so they have a roof over their heads while theyre still in school, taking tests and trying to nish out the year, especially those seniors, Alvarez said. Its the latest short-term fix local government and school ocials in Osceola County are hoping to accomplish. Alvarez said See Aid, Page 5. See Teachers, Page 3.

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Page 2 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 7, 2018 CRACKDOWNContinued from Page 1 respective law enforcement agencies, along with the Osceola County School District and Lynx bus systems last year joined forces to launch the Best Foot Forward campaign. The grassroots safety initiative is designed to reverse the escalating deaths, injuries and fatalities in Osceola by changing driver behavior at pedestrian crosswalks. Best Foot Forward was rolled out in Orange County earlier this year. What makes this dierent than traditional pedestrian safety and bike safety programs is that its really focused on trying to change peoples behavior. More people die here crossing the street than anywhere else in the country. Its terrible, said Amanda Day, project director for Best Foot Forward. e combined eort in Osceola doesnt just include law enforcement but also education campaigns at schools, particularly elementary schools, Day said. ats one of the most critical parts of the change, she said. Similar eorts over the years to encourage drivers and passengers to wear seat belts and people to quit smoking have started with educational campaigns aimed at children. Best Foot Forward is also incorporating city and county engineering departments to do more than simply paint crosswalks. Our streets are designed for cars and not for people that walk or bike, and that can change when government works together, Day said. For now, the effort is tightly focused on ticketing drivers who dont yield at crosswalks. Instead of implementing broad pedestrian safety initiatives, Best Foot Forward is tightly focused on reducing incidents at crosswalks. Were gonna focus on one slice of the big pie: How to get more drivers to stop for people in crosswalks through enforcement, education and engineering, Day said. There are new signs around town reminding drivers of the penalties for breaking the law, and police and deputies have been issuing warnings instead of tickets since January. But that will stop in a few weeks when the crosswalk crackdown begins. So how does enforcement work? Plainclothes officers will be walking the streets, putting themselves at risk to help enforce the existing law. e following 15 crosswalks, most near schools and Lynx bus stops, are part of the pilot program and include: We all know that the weather these past two months has been up and down to say the least. Weather is the reason people come to Florida and why Floridians own coats for when the temperature drops below 70. e weather has always been unpredictable and Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on the peninsula for a long time. However, two years standout for weather here in Kissimmee, 1998 and 2004. Anyone who lived here through either of those years knows the issues that were presented to us. First, the night of tornadoes, Feb. 22, 1998. I remember that day well. It was hot, humid and windy during the day. I remember hearing all the weather forecasts warning of potential severe storms. I was sure that there would be no impact from the storms and went to sleep on that night thinking of all the tasks I had to do on Monday. My phone rang and I quickly answered it. I wasnt on call so I was expecting to be called out for a violent crime or murder. The message was quick and to the point. The dispatcher said, Put a uniform on and get to Lakeside Estates. A tornado has struck and all personnel are being called in. I then realized I had no power in the house and realized this isnt going to be good. While driving to Cypress Elementary School (the Incident Command Post) I was astonished at the destruction. Some houses were ne, seemingly untouched, while others were completely destroyed. I received my assignment to conduct license checks at the entrance to Lakeside Estates at Boggy Creek Road and only allow residents to enter the development. The police department had set up road blocks as well as assigning units to go to homes and check on everyone. ey were to rescue people if needed, but document if everyone was OK. We would be there for the next 14 days. It was a stressful time for ocers and residents. It is the first time I can remember KPD asking Orlando police for assistance because we didnt have enough personnel to continue doing the road blocks and crime was not going to wait for us to clean up. Anyone who lived through it knows that event made us all feel vulnerable and powerless. Just six short years later, we were faced with an unprecedented situation. We were forecast to receive outer feeder bands of Hurricane Charley that was going to strike Tampa Bay. The city and county were to be set up to handle overflow evacuees since we werent supposed to get a direct hit. Then, late in the afternoon of Aug. 13, 2004, we received word that the storm had wobbled and was taking dead aim at Kissimmee. As the weather deteriorated, I recalled a conversation I had when I was just a rookie. During the summer of 1990, the local television stations were warning that a hurricane might make landfall near Central Florida. I asked one of the veterans of the department if I should be worried. His response, rookie, we are 70 miles from the coast and anything that comes ashore there wont Mother Natures furyREMEMBERING KISSIMMEE JOHN LEWISFormer deputy police chief See Fury, Page 5.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 3 TEACHERSContinued from Page 1 Osceola County native and a former student of current District Superintendent Debra Pace. Bundy and his wife have taught in the district for 15 years. He said they have each seen their paychecks increase by only about $250 during that time. Meanwhile, the couple stands to lose a combined $209 a paycheck if proposed healthcare changes go through. I understand we havent had an increase in insurance in a couple years, but we also havent had a decent raise, Bundy said. Next years [proposed] salary increases for my wife and I, together, is $42. I dont see how that increase to the insurance thats $418 a month, is anywhere equal to that $42 raise that were getting. A majority of district employees said they are already working at least one other job to make ends meet. Nicole Anstadt wore her SeaWorld employee shirt when she addressed the board. Anstadt said she works 20 hours each weekend at the theme park selling souvenirs to families that can actually aord to attend our parks. Anstadt has a masters degree and 17 years of experience in her eld. The so-called salary increases are nothing but a cruel April Fools joke to me and to every other teacher in this district, she said. I already struggle to pay our bills this year. Im afraid of whats to come next year. St. Cloud Elementary School teacher Gayle Noe told members that as a single mother, she doesnt have time to take another job. I dont have a spouse to watch my child while I go out and work a second job, Noe said. I dont have that support that some people do. eres a lot of single parents out here. Im not the only one. One teacher told board members she had to sign up for the Medicaid program WIC late last year in order to aord expensive formula for her baby, who was born with a rare digestive disease. Now, one day a month, Im out of sick time because of maternity leave, I take a pay cut from my salary to go stand in the welfare line, she said. I want you guys to have a dose of reality of what were going through. Organizing and ghting back The Osceola County Education Association (OCEA) is the union that represents faculty and support staff in the district. The group called on members through its Facebook page last week to speak at the Tuesday school board meeting. OCEA President Apryle Jackson said she organized the public showing of opposition so board members could hear the possible impact of the proposed contract rsthand. Its time to take a stand, Jackson wrote on the OCEA Facebook page prior to the meeting. When the majority simply sit back and do nothing, those making decisions believe it isnt important. The union has already sat down at the bargaining table once with the district since the salary and benefits proposal was released. OCEA rejected the contract at that first meeting, and the district responded at a Thursday meeting. The district response occurred after press time for todays edition. School Board response School District attorney Frank Kruppenbacher publicly advised board members to refrain from commenting on the proposed contract because negotiations with the union are still ongoing. But School Board Chairman Ricky Booth and other members still weighed in after public comment ended. Booth showed the room a table of how much state funding per student each county in Florida received last year. He emphasized that Osceola County was near the bottom of that list, receiving roughly $1,000 less per student than the most well-funded school districts in the state. He also responded to an audience comment about School Board members salaries. No county in the state of Florida spends less per student on administrative costs than Osceola County, Booth said. I just want you all to know what work were doing up here and what we have to contend with. Board Member Jay Wheeler suggested that teachers unions across the state unify their healthcare lobbying eorts in Tallahassee in order to bring about lasting change. Its gone beyond a local level, Wheeler said. We need your help. All of the board members thanked the employees who spoke at the meeting, and said their comments would be taken into consideration as the bargaining process continues. Child abuse prevention month begins By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Events are being held across Osceola County this month by advocacy groups and law enforcement ocials to raise awareness about child abuse. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Joy Chuba, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center in Osceola County, said its the perfect time to educate the public on a sensitive topic. Child abuse and neglect eect every community, its not unique to ours, she said. Its important to bring awareness to the topic and talk about it because its a preventable crime. The Child Advocacy Center teamed up with community partners outside the Osceola County Sheris Oce Monday to kick o the first of several April events. Local leaders and volunteers planted Pinwheels for Prevention at the Sheris Oce and other locations around downtown Kissimmee. Great childhoods require a loving and supporting environment, County Commissioner Fred Hawkins Jr. stated in a press release aer the event. at atmosphere helps children grow into productive, contributing adults who help their community and our country be healthy and prosperous. To read the entire story, go to www.aroundosceola.com. LOCAL Call Jody at 321-402-0423 to advertise today! The Classifieds:Your Ticket to Local Finds Call or go online to browse, buy or sell! 407-847-0339 Established in 1978 4411 Tami Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34746 CFC044170 010517.TNG New Construction Commercial & ResidentialSewer Video Camera Repair Repipe Remodels Backflow Testing NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE NO. 2018-34Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of St. Cloud, Florida, at a meeting to be held on April 17, 2018, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 1300 9th Street, St. Cloud, Florida at 6:00 p.m., will consider the issue and make a recommendation to the City Council relative to enactment of Ordinance No. 2018-34 entitled AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLOUD, FLORIDA, ASSIGNING A ZONING DISTRICT OF P PROFESSIONAL, COMPATIBLE WITH A PARK/OPEN SPACE FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION CHANGE, ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 2018-33, FOR APPROXIMATELY 127.99 ACRES IDENTIFIED AS CHISHOLM PARK, LOCATED AT 4700 CHISHOLM PARK TRAIL; PROVIDING FOR ENTERING THE DESIGNATION ON THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP, FILING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION AND PROOF OF PUBLICATION, SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS AND EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested parties may appear at the meeting at which time this ORDINANCE is to be considered and shall be heard with respect to the proposed ORDINANCE at the Public Hearing thereon. The complete legal description by metes and bounds and the ORDINANCE in its entirety can be reviewed at the Planning and Zoning Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Committee/Board, with respect to any matter considered at such hearing/meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and that, for this purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, and which record is not provided by the City of St. Cloud. (FS 286.0105) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Secretary/Clerk of the Committee/Board (listed below), prior to the meeting. (FS 286.26) Jessie Light, Planning Commission Secretary 1300 9th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769 (407) 957-8427 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE NO. 2018-34 Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of St. Cloud, Florida at a meeting to be held on April 17, 2018 in the Council Chamber at City Hall 1300 9th Street St. Cloud, Florida at 6 :0 0 p.m., will consider the issue and make a recommendation to the City Council relative to enactment of Ordinance No. 201834 entitled AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLOUD, FLORIDA, ASSIGNING A ZONING DISTRICT OF P PROFESSIONAL, CO MPATIBLE WITH A PARK/OPEN SPACE FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION CHANGE, ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 2018 33, FOR APPROXIMATELY 127.99 ACRES IDENTIFIED AS CHISHOLM PARK, LOCATED AT 4700 CHISHOLM PARK TRAIL ; PROVIDING FOR ENTERING THE DESIGNATION ON THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP, FILING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION AND PROOF OF PUBLICATION, SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS AND EFFECTIVE DATE. Interested parties may appear at the meeting at which time this ORDINANCE is to be considered and shall be heard with re spect to the proposed ORDINANCE at the Public Hearing thereon. The complete legal description by metes and bounds and the ORDINANCE in its entirety can be reviewed at the Planning and Zoning Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Committee/Board, with respect to any matter considered at such hearing/meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and that, for this purpose, such person may need to en sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, and which record is not provided by the City of St. Cloud. (FS 286.0105) In accordance with the Americans w ith D isabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Secretary/Clerk of the Committee/Board (listed below), prior to the meeting. (FS 286.26) Jessie Light, Planning Commission Secretary 1300 9th S treet, St. Cloud, FL 34769 (407) 957 8427 040718.SNG The Osceola Board of County Commissioners seeks volunteers to serve on the following Advisory Boards: Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (7 Positions) Not less frequently than every three (3) years, the advisory committee shall review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted local government comprehensive plan of the appointing local government and shall recommend specic actions or initiatives to encourage of facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value. Board of Adjustment (1 Position) District 2 Members of the Board of Adjustment shall be knowledgeable in the eld of comprehensive planning and shall be familiar with the Osceola County Comprehensive Plan, the Osceola County Land Development Code and other applicable regulations. Members of the Board of Adjustment serve at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of Adjustment shall have the authority to grant or deny, wholly or in part, any request for a variance from the specied regulations and grant conditional use requests pursuant to the appropriate ndings and further that it is not contrary to the public interest and the health, safety, comfort, convenience, and welfare of the citizens of Osceola County, or that the request is in conict with provisions of this Code. Must reside in County Commission District 2. Typically meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Terms are four (4) years, unless it is to ll a vacant position. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizens Advisory Task Force (1 Position) District 2 The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizen Advisory Task Force increases public awareness of the function of the community Development Block Grant Program and the types of assistance available to low and moderate income residents. In this role, the Task Force reviews and provides input on the Action Plan, Consolidated Plan, citizen Participation Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The Task Force also provides input on the implementation of community projects. Fifty-one percent of Task force members must meet the low and moderate income denition (households at or below 80 percent area median income). The committee meets twice a year at the Osceola County Human Services ofce in the Beaumont Complex, 330 N. Beaumont Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741Code Enforcement Board (1 Position) Business The Code Enforcement Board shall be empowered to hear and adjudicate cases presented before them on matters involving codes and ordinances adopted by the Osceola County Commission. It is the intent of the Board of County Commissioners, by adopting Chapter 7 of the Osceola County Code of Ordinances, to provide an equitable, expeditious, effective and inexpensive method of enforcing the Countys Code and Ordinances. Examples of some of the Codes the Code Board hears would be; occupational license violations, building code, re, mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes, zoning and sign ordinance violations and other various codes and ordinances. The Code Board is comprised of seven (7) members who shall be residents of the County and who shall be appointed by the Board of County Commission on the basis of experience or interest in the subject jurisdiction of the Board. Pursuant to Florida Statute the membership of the Code Board shall, whenever possible, consist of the following: Architect, Business Person, Engineer, General Contractor, Subcontractor or Realtor. The Code Enforcement Board typically meets the third (3rd) Wednesday of every month at 3:00pm in the Board Chambers located on the fourth (4th) oor of the Administration Building. Fire and Rescue Advisory Board (1 Position) District 2 The Fire and Rescue Advisory Commission considers various operational and budgetary aspects of Osceola Countys re services and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Meetings are scheduled the rst Thursday of every month and take place in the following location: Emergency Operations Center, 2586 Partin Settlement Road, Kissimmee, FL 34747 Housing Finance Authority (1 Position) The Housing Finance Authority is composed of ve (5) residents of the County serving for four (4) years or until their successors are appointed and are qualied. Florida Statutes 159.605 provides that not less than a majority of the members of the Housing Finance Authority shall be knowledgeable in one of the following elds: Labor, Finance or Commerce. These are the only qualications for membership on the Authority, established by Law. Library Advisory Board (1 Position) At-large The Library Advisory Board is a visionary force, meeting the needs of a growing and diverse community. Those interested in applying may visit http://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/ advisory-boards/ for a listing of all boards and the application documents required.040718.SNG Call Jody 321-402-0423aroundosceola.comHouse for Rent? Place an ad.Reach over 43,000 houses!20 words plus a picture only $32 for 2 DAYS SELL IT FAST!

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Page 4 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 7, 2018 We like to think there are many Osceola County residents, especially in Poinciana, anticipating the SunRail train when its expected to debut nally on July 30. But there already is a big problem looing at the Poinciana station. It appears that Lynx no longer has plans to have bus routes to take commuters to and from the station. But thankfully, with just months to spare, our county commissioners are speaking up for potential riders in the Poinciana area. Creating strong Lynx bus routes will be essential to the success of the station and dependable buses will also be imperative to eliminating trac congestion in that area. Osceola County Commissioner Viviana Janer told fellow commissioners on Monday that two of the three xed routes Lynx planned for Osceola Countys SunRail stations have now been eliminated. at leaves one bus route at the Tupperware station north of downtown Kissimmee and none for the Poinciana station. We believe thats just not acceptable, and either do the commissioners. We applaud them for that. Janer said that $1.2 million was budgeted into the countys nancial plan by Florida Department of Transportation over two years ago to help nance feeder bus service in Osceola County. She also said transportation ocials no longer think there will be enough people in Poinciana who will ride these buses to SunRail. We disagree. Traveling to Poinciana during high trac times can be absolute gridlock. Instead of oering fixed bus routes, Lynx is currently only oering whats known as a NeighborLink connection, or an on-call shuttle bus service. But Janer said it didnt make sense that Osceola was not given the same opportunity that other local funding partners were granted when they had xed bus routes to all their major stops. She also noted that without better public transit options, Poinciana residents will have to drive and park at the SunRail station, which would do nothing to ease trac woes in that area. And shes absolutely right. Commissioner Brandon Arrington, whose district includes the station in question, took it one step further and called the recent elimination of xed bus routes a slap in the face. Well said, Commissioner Arrington. Because Osceola was sold on that fact that the Poinciana station would have bus service. Without service, you might be setting Poinciana SunRail service to fail. at makes no sense. Commission Chairman Fred Hawkins Jr. offered to write a letter to FDOT requesting that officials appear before the board and provide clarity and possible solutions regarding Poinciana in upcoming months. Every little bit helps. Having no xed bus routes is not a viable option if we want eective SunRail service in Poinciana. Osceola County commissioners know that and are making their voices heard. We have faith in our commissioners that they will ght to try to get the necessary job done. 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. to the editor?Email it to Editor Brian McBride at bmcbride@ osceolanewsgazette.com. Bus service essential to success of Poinciana SunRail station Year 127 No. 28Editor 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.How would you rate the crime level in Osceola County and why? 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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 5 www.aroundosceola.com TWO WAYS TO WAIT LESS FOR EMERGENCY CARE.In a medical emergency, every minute matters. So, at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, The 30-Minutes-Or-Less E.R. Service Pledge: ERNow: StCloudRegional.com 2906 17th Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769 95335_STCL_ERpldg_4_92x9c.indd 1 1/6/17 11:39 AM 040718.SNG 040718.SNG FURYContinued from Page 2 be a hurricane by the time it gets to Kissimmee. I wondered if that veteran officer who was now retired knew what he was talking about. Sadly, his information could not have been further from the truth. We got hit and hit bad. All of the city and county resources were overwhelmed with the shear magnitude of the event. No power, every traffic light out, and many patrol cars with no windows after they were struck with ying debris. It was an awesome display of Mother Natures power. But what do I remember most, as soon as Charley had passed, everyone it seemed went for a drive to survey the damage. It was dicult to get anywhere due to the lack of power, lines down and the large amount of trac on the roadway. People, if there is another direct hit from a hurricane, stay home unless its life threatening. This storm changed the course of Kissimmee forever. Traffic lights would need to be reinstalled and then timed correctly, shelters needed to be open and officers needed to postpone working on their homes so they could patrol and keep Kissimmee safe. Eventually, with the help of multiple agencies from around the state, we slowly recovered. Only to then be hit by Hurricanes Frances and Jean full strikeout. Between the tornadoes and hurricanes, Kissimmee was on the map. Former President Bill Clinton toured the tornado damage and Former Governor Jeb Bush made several trips to the county emergency operations center to check in on recovery efforts. By the end of the storms, Kissimmee and Osceola County were very procient at handling weather related emergencies. Even to this day, lessons learned from these events are taught around the country and have allowed us all to be better prepared. So, city government learned how to better respond and building codes got stronger. As for me, I still want to go back to that veteran officer and smack him, because Kissimmee can get hit, but at least we know what to do now. AIDContinued from Page 1 the decision should be in by next week. The greater issue, however, is housing for the thousands of Puerto Ricans who have come to Central Florida particularly Osceola and Orange counties since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September. Approximately 5,700 newly arrived Puerto Ricans now call Osceola home. There are tens of thousands more in Orange County and throughout the state. eres no estimate on how many plan to stay here permanently or how many will eventually return to the island, which is still reeling from the disaster as the 2018 hurricane season looms. In San Juan, the capital, the destruction from Maria is still evident. Tarp-covered homes and building crushed by the storm are widespread. Across the island, there are downed power lines and rolling blackouts continue. Some 80,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark more than six months aer the hurricane. Despite claims by FEMA that 95 percent of electric meters are hooked back up, I saw rampant power outages from the suburbs to rural areas. Also witnessed a sea of blue tarps and extensive home damage yet to be repaired, said Congressman Darren Soto, who was in Puerto Rico for two days late last month. e island is still neckdeep in disaster, he said. Meanwhile, Central Florida is also facing a crisis when it comes to the influx of storm victims to the region, said Soto, D-Kissimmee. Many aspects of the massive influx are going well, Soto said, such as in-state college tuition for Puerto Rican college students, easy enrollment in K-12 schools for children and a plentiful albeit lowwage job market. Affordable housing is the big issues, and as we all know its been a big issue in Osceola even before the Puerto Rico situation, he said. New apartments under construction everywhere. But despite all the building, its still a heavy demand and low supply. New home construction is predominately vacation homes. Its tough. Were facing an international market for housing while doing our best to get workforce housing in Osceola. Soto said he and other ocials are now reaching out to developers based in Puerto Rico, encouraging them to build in Osceola County. According to local Realtors, theres a six-month to a year-waiting list for apartments, ranging from $1,200 for one-bedrooms and $1,500 for twobedrooms. This is something close to their hearts. We need all the help we can get, Soto said. We have an opportunity to open up aordable housing for all resident because of this of new demand. There is also a $2.3 billion Puerto Rico federal aid package including money for Florida schools and citrus growers that passed in January is still isnt owing from Washington, according to Soto. He and Sen. Bill Nelson this week sent a letter to the federal government urging the funds to be expedited. Its a shame its taken months after the money was allocated and its still not there, he said. Local men jailed in child predator sting By Brian McBride Editor Two Kissimmee men, one who was a Walt Disney bus driver, were arrested in an undercover Polk County sting targeting online child predators. From March 25-31, Polk County Sheriffs Office detectives, along with detectives and investigators from other law enforcement agencies, conducted a weeklong undercover joint investigation. Fifteen men were arrested and an arrest warrant has been issued for another. Two other men were recently arrested, or had charges added, related to child pornography. They included Kevin Van Orman, 35, and Paulo Rodrigues, 50, both of Kissimmee. Rodrigues is HIV positive according to a Polk Sheris Oce report. ese predators are out there trying to violate our children, said Polk Sheri Grady Judd. I am disgusted by their brazenness and callous indierence to the importance of protecting children. I ask parents to please be involved with their children and monitor their online activity. On March 25, Van Orman engaged with an undercover Sheriffs Office detective posing as a 15-year-old girl online. Throughout the conversation, he described himself as a big teddy bear and oered to give the girl a massage, to cuddle, and do whatever else she was comfortable with, the report stated. It was clear to Van Orman throughout the conversation that the person with whom he was communicating was a 15-year-old girl, Sheriffs Office officials said. He also told her that he would perform oral sex on her and use protection during intercourse. Aer traveling to the undercover location, detectives arrested him. He told detectives that he is a bus driver at Walt Disney World and his wife is pregnant. He also has two children, according to the report. Van Orman was also chatting with another undercover detective who was posing as a 14-yearold and oered to perform various sexual acts on her the next night. He was also charged for that oense. Van Orman was charged with use of a computer to solicit a child, traveling to meet a minor and attempted lewd battery. In August of 2017, Rodrigues engaged with an undercover PCSO detective posing as a 14-year-old boy online. It was clear to Rodrigues throughout the conversation that the person with whom he was communicating with was a 14-year-old boy, Sheris Oce ocials said. The conversations spanned back to August. Rodrigues asked the boy if he would be interested in meeting. He told the boy that they could perform oral sex on each other and then have sex. Rodrigues traveled to the undercover location and was arrested. Rodrigues told detectives that he was HIV positive and planned to have sex with the boy without telling him, the report stated. He was charged with: traveling to meet a minor, attempted lewd battery and uninformed HIV infected.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 7 CONTACT KEN JACKSON OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE SPORTS EDITOR EMAIL KJACKSON@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Solar Bears ClinchPlayos begin ursday. Page 8. Calling all my friends who are fans of American Ninja Warrior! Instead of sitting on your coach and watching tness mavens who basically climb walls with their ngertips for a living do it on TV, you can take a page from their playbook and give ninja-ing a try at the new FitCore course at Godwin Park in St. Cloud. Having given it a go, though, at its ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, maybe the couch is a safer place. It looks so easy on NBC; at least the bu athletes do as they run, jump, climb over and through obstacles designed by sadistic producers for the entertainment benet of those my 9-year-old daughter, who loves the show. Im not sure if she watches to see the athletes succeed or crash and burn. St. Clouds FitCore course will keep you closer to the ground than the summit of Mount Midoriyama, but theres no water to fall into just a base of rubberized mulch. e course, designed and built by Landscape Structures, features nine obstacles that look benign enough taken one at a time. Doing it all in one shot should earn a person some kind of Ninja status. All kidding aside, when the city of St. Cloud heard about the opportunity to create the rst such tness course in the state of Florida, a recreation offering for older teenagers and adults. Fitness is an important component to quality of life, said St. Cloud City Manager Bill Sturgeon, who tackled the course at Tuesdays ribbon-cutting with a couple of his former re department brethren. We were looking for amenities for older kids and adults, and it looked cool on paper. Now that its built its so much better in person. e course is designed for teens and up active ones, and know to stretch before tackling this pathway of sore muscles. It starts with a benign gauntlet of angled platforms to run through, but then your arms better be ready to go to work. Two sets of dierent shaped monkey bars are on either side of a rope pyramid athletes climb up, then down. en its on to a vertical rope climb ring the bell at the top to signal that the fun is half over. Move onto a big board with ledges of varying heights and narrow widths. You use your ngers and joints to shimmy across. Do it fast (keep reading why). Now that youre sore, out of breath and questioning what you see in this endeavor, its time to negotiate three rotating platforms, followed by a rope Sports Editor Fire Frogs back on the field today for 2018 openerBulldogs win girls meet, tie with OHS for rst time Sports Editor Year Two in the Hot Lily Pad is upon us. The Florida Fire Frogs make their 2018 season debut today at 4 p.m. at Osceola County Stadium. Tickets start at $7. Full season minor league baseball returned to Osceola County last year after a 17-year hiatus e team, the Single-A Florida State League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, opened the season Thursday and Friday in Daytona Beach at Jackie Robinson Stadium against the Daytona Tortugas, a Cincinnati Reds aliate. e Fire Frogs are also home Sunday at 11 a.m. before heading out on a week-long road trip, and will return home on April 17. e high Class A talent pool from the Atlanta Braves coming to play here only had to make a short drive down Osceola Parkway from the Braves spring base at ESPNs Wide World of Sports. Yeah, we saw guys getting sent to Mississippi (Double-A) or Gwinnett (Triple-A in Georgia) and talking about an eight-hour drive, and we were here in 20 minutes, said pitcher Tucker Davidson, who was slated to get the start Friday in Daytona. The starting pitching rotation, led by pitching coach Mike Maroth, a local who went to Orlandos Boone High School and played at UCF before a big-league career mostly with the Detroit Tigers, comes en masse from the Rome Braves, Atlantas low-A team. Jeremy Walker, Davidson, Bryse Wilson (todays projected starter), Joey Wentz and Ian Anderson make up that group, with most beginning their second full season in pro baseball aer coming out of the 2016 Dra. Davidson said he and his teammates just want to build on what they learned last year, the longest season theyd ever played based on the number of games, as they take tips from the coaching sta led by Manaer Luis Salazar. Obviously you want to win every day, Davidson said. Its a grind, but in the end were just trying to get better every day. Mike has been great to work with so far. Hes been through the grind before, and were learning a lot from him. Anderson, who will turn 20 in a couple weeks, was 4-5 with a 3.14 ERA last year, and said it was tough to struggle through July and August last year in Rome. But you have to learn how to struggle, they want us to figure it out for ourselves. e players obviously get better as you go up, so you have to be more prepared, he said. Marcus Mooney, an infielder also coming in from Rome, said he already knows Salazar will be a See Track Page 9.NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTOS/DONALD LAMBAbove, Osceola freshman Markevus Jackson won the 100 and 200 meter races and anchored the Kowboy 4x100 and 4x400 relays to wins Tuesday at the Orange Belt Conference track meet at St. Cloud High. Below, the 3200 meter boys race, won by St. Clouds Tristen Montalvo, finished in a gully-washing downpour. NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKThe St. Cloud Chamber relay team gets off to a quick start at the opening of the FitCore course Tuesday at Godwin Park. Its designed to be tackled by ages 13+. Sports Editor The Orange Belt Conference track meet ursday at St. Cloud had it all: repeat champions, new talent, three kinds of weather during the days longest race and, for the rst time, a tie in the boys team standings, brought on by a uky ending in the days nal race. Osceolas boys, led by their depth in the sprints and hurdles, and St. Clouds boys, pushed by its distance running program, tied with 183 points to nish ahead of Harmony (122) and Liberty (54). St. Clouds girls (164.5) used a similar approach to beat Osceola (154), Liberty (131) and Harmony (103.5), who ran without its injured top distance runner, Vanessa Bolen. anks to taking four of the top six spots in the 3200 meters, the Bulldogs led the Kowboys by four points heading into the boys 4x400 relay, the last race of the day. Osceola had to win, which it did in 3:26.98, and St. Cloud could nish no better than fourth, which they did, but Harmonys anchor runner dropped the baton just short of the nish line, dropping the Longhorns to sixth in the race and moving St. Cloud up to third, resulting in a tie. Afterwards, St. Cloud coach Kevin Harkema, who was seen giving his 4x400 team a spirited pep talk prior to the race, remarked about how hard it is to tie an OBC meet. We did it in a district meet one time, but this was hard to do, and crazy how it happened, he said. I cant believe the last time the St. Cloud boys side had any part of a win. We preach OBCs all season long, and well have a little break before districts (4A-5 on April 17 at St. Cloud), but everybody did things to buy in and sacrificed a little to make this happen. And its good to have the girls on top. That 3200, won by Tristen Montalvo, who also took the 800 (1:59.41), 1600 (4:27.14) and ran on the 4x800 relay (8:20.81), started under breezy, cloudy skies and nished in rain that started in a drizzle that became a downpour at the nish, but it didnt keep the Bulldogs from going 1-2-46 in the race. In all, Osceola took eight conference boys titles, double that of St. Cloud. sFreshman Kowboy sprinter Markevus Jackson had an impressive OBC debut, winning the 100 (11.00) and 200 (22.45) meters. Hurdler See Fire Frogs, Page 9. See FitCore Page 9. We preach OBCs all season long, but everybody did things to buy in and sacrificed a little to make this happen. KEVIN HARKEMA

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Page 8 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 7, 2018 Solar Bears clinch No. 3 playoff spote third Toho Marine Lake Toho Wednesday Night Shootout is in the books, and 22 boats and 43 anglers turned out and four places were paid out this week. e duo of Pete and Eric took home first place honors with a fivefish 19.55-pound limit earning them $215 to split. Placing in the money every tournament so far was the team of Skip Stowers and Mark Holasek. eir 19.28 pounds included the Denali Rods Big sh of the night, a 10.24 pound Toho Piggy. $105 went to them for second place in addition to the Big sh jackpot of $110. Mark was also the recipient of the rst Denali Rod awarded for the biggest sh for the month of March. Third place and $85 was claimed by Terry Seagraves and his partner Paul with 16.26 pounds. And just in the money with 16.09 pounds was Shelton and Johnie. Twelve limits were caught for an overall total weight of 168.25 pounds. Catch the weigh-ins live every Wednesday night around 8 pm down at Big Toho Marina. The North vs. South tournament hosted by Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Club was held this past Saturday and was one for the books according to participant and club journalist Kenzie Harrelson, a Freshman at Harmony High School who represented the North Team. The North won with an amazing 45 pound lead over the South, Harrelson said. There was plenty of healthy bags to make the competition exciting for all anglers. Just over 175 pounds of sh was brought to the scales by the North, and the South had almost 130 pounds. The North consisted of 12 teams, six from Osceola Anglers and six from Seminole Anglers. Congratulations to all the teams that shed. e Central Florida Bass Hunters held a tournament on Lake Toho Kissimmee last weekend and 14 teams competed and brought a combined 66 bass to the scales for an overall weight of 167 pounds. First Place went to the team of Fay Rowles and Ernie Ferrell with a limit of 19.2 pounds that included the big bass, a 7.2 pounder. Second was the duo of Bob Bakewell and Fisher Omans with 17.4 pounds and rounding out the top three was Brandon Prophitt and his Co-Angler Louis Desimone. Enjoy your weekend. Tight Lines friends! By Ken Jackson Sports Editor e Orlando Solar Bears have clinched an ECHL playo berth, and it wasnt just by the skin of their teeth. e home team clinched the No. 3 spot in the Southern Division win a pair of convincing wins last week at the Amway Center. Orlando (33-28-9) froze the Jacksonville IceMen, 6-1, on Thursday, then swamped the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, 5-0, on Saturday. Solar Bears forward Joe Perry made history when he beat the nal buzzer to net a hat trick and score his 52nd goal in an Orlando uniform, passing Eric Faille or sole possession of the franchise scoring mark. He had an even strength goal, power play goal and shorthanded goal as well as an assist. Hunter Fejes added two goals. We worked hard (Thursday), we played a good game, we got momentum from our power play, Solar Bears Coach Drake Berehowsky said. Joe does a lot of things for ice, hes big for us in the locker room and on the bench. Perry said it was a game where everything went my way. Ill take the three, he said. If the same guys can learn where they are on the ice, its nice to have that chemistry going into the playos. In Saturday regularseason home finale that honored first responders, a sellout crowd of 9,555 saw Perry and Fejes score, along with J.J. Piccinich, Martins Dzierkals and Chris LeBlanc, and Cal Heeter make 36 saves in the shutout eort. It was a great game and a great crowd, Heeter said. His performance Saturday, and Mackenie Skapskis 23-save effort ursday, gives Berehowsky a tough choice if hes to rely on one netminder to ride into and through the playos. Its a good problem, he said. Cals competitive and playing lights out right now. We know hes a great goalie. He challenges everyone in practice. Orlando concludes the regular season this weekend on the road. They played the Atlanta Gladiators on Friday and face the South Carolina Stingrays tonight. Despite being locked into the No. 3 spot, Berehowsky said the team will prepare to win all weekend. Consistency is a big thing, he said. e playos are like a regular game so we wont change anything we do. We have to prepare the best we can. Were not worried about who were playing. Were going to have to face great teams the rest of the way. LeBlanc said even the players know they want to be rolling going into the playos for the Kelly Cup. We have to tighten up a few areas, but I think were headed in the right direction going in, he said. Were focused on ourselves, not our opponents at this point. If South Carolina gets the No. 2 seed and the rstround opponent the Florida Everblades need just two points in their nal four games to lock up the No. 1 spot Games 1 and 2 will be in South Charleston, S.C. on ursday and Saturday, and Games 3-5 will be at the Amway Center on April 19, 21-22. In ve previous seasons in the ECHL, the Solar Bears have never won a postseason series, losing in three prior attempts. CINDY JOINTThe Reel DealCome see the Wednesday night weigh-ins at 8 SOLAR BEARS PHOTO/FERNANDO MEDINAJoe Perry (26) is now the Orlando Solar Bears alltime leading goal scorer. Osceola Health Guide & Directory is a special section dedicated to showcasing local doctors and specialists. To include your business in this widely read special section, contact the Osceola New-sGazette today! Call 407/846-7600. Promote Your Healthcare Services Advertising Deadline: April 13 This special section will publish April 26, 2018. www.SavannahCourtStCloud.com Call us today to schedule your personal tour.SAVANNAH COURT OF ST. CLOUD3791 Old Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, FL 34769407.892.8502Assisted Living Facility License No. 9917 Signature community of Senior Living Management Corp.042017.TNG Living Service Assistance

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 9 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. 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-inone 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. St. Cloud Soccer registration Registration for the St. Cloud Soccer Club is now being accepted for the spring seasons in St. Cloud and Harmony. e league oers recreational (players ages 4-13 just entering the game) and Select (more competitive for ages 7-18) programs. Harmony has more open game play, registration is $95 per player for Under-5 through Under-12 teams. St. Cloud (Stephanie Rothstein Park) has more structured game play and teams due to larger membership, registration is $150 (Under-5 & 6), $165 (U7-8), $170 (U910) and $180 (U11-12). For more information visit www.stcloudsoccer. com or reach Mike Alfers at malfers1713@ gmail.com. SPORTS BRIEFSgreat inuence on his career. Hes seemed great in the short time weve gotten to know him, he said. Hes hard-nosed, and knows what its like to play pro ball and make it your lifes work. Braxton Davidson, Atlantas first-round draft pick in 2014, returns to play for the Fire Frogs. e teams everyday le elder in 2017 will return to his natural position, rst base, this year aer hitting .213 in 111 games last year. Last year I was stressing on getting to the next level instead of taking it day-byday. Im a whole lot more confident that I was last Opening Day, I had a great spring. And I like Luis. He has three rules: play hard, be on time and know the signs. I feel ready to just take this year one game at a time and let the rest take care of itself. e Fire Frogs Opening Day roster features seven of the Braves Top 30 prospects, including Anderson (No. 5), outelder Cristian Pache (9), Wentz (10), Wilson (13), Davidson (23) and catcher Brett Cumberland (24) and outelder Anfernee Seymour (25) who return to Florida. Floridas roster includes 13 players that were on the Fire Frogs roster at any point in 2017. ey include relievers Mauricio Cabrera, Sean McLaughlin, Chad Sobotka and Devan Watts, and ley Drew Harrington on the mound. Returning at the dish will be Cumberland, inelders Davidson, Ray-Patrick Didder, Omar Obregon and Alejandro Salazar, and outfielders Justin Ellison and Seymour. Five foreign countries are represented, including the Dominican Republic (Cabrera and Matos), Australia (left-handed pitcher Jon Kennedy), Aruba (Didder), Nicaragua (Obregon) and Venezuela (Salazar). Ken Carson, president the Florida State League, will be in attendance today to support the Fire Frogs new in-house leadership group, led by Director of Operations Erik Anderson, the former facility manager at Osceola County Stadium. Im impressed with all the new staff and whats in place, this is a strong affiliate with a strong organization, he said last week. ey have a strong working agreement with the Braves who, next to the Cubs, can call themselves Americas Team. e team is near the top of the player development standings of all the clubs, so fans will get to see the stars of tomorrow coming to a game here. Time will tell if theres a Ronald Acuna on this current roster. Acuna was Floridas Opening Day center elder and played in all three advanced minorleague levels, hitting .325 with 21 home runs, 88 runs and 82 RBIs and played in the Futures Game as part of All-Star weekend. He spent this spring training with the major-league club and despite hitting .432 during spring training was assigned to the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers and is now Major League Baseballs No. 1 rated prospect heading into the 2018 season.TRACKContinued from Page 7. hammock that requires a leap of faith just to reach. But the ends in sight, just negotiate a rope where a balance beam should be (you get another rope at shoulder level to steady yourself), then hop o and stick the landing. Success! City officials say the course was built for around $100,000, and the builders will be making some renements, like adding a step to better reach the nger ledges. A quartet of St. Cloud Police ocers who looked prepared to raise a barn or pick up a squad car with their bare hands completed the course in two minutes and 19 seconds, ahead of three other teams. Yours truly sat back and watched the experts tour the course to observe the ner points of the required climbing and jumping, made a lap through the torture chamber. Lacking the proper grip strength to conquer each obstacle the way I wanted, I needed two (or three) tries to clear a couple of them. My time? A niy 13:17. Yours truly has some work to do just to achieve pathetic. But its a start, although Im sure NBC would have cut to commercial on me. Heed my pro tips, such as: get a grip. I dont mean emotionally; gloves will help on the rope structures, but they actually make the metal monkey bars tougher to grab. Keep your speed up. Get across the bars or nger ledge before your arms fatigue. Slow and steady causes aches and pains as I write this late Wednesday, liing my hands and arms over my head is an uncomfy chore. Bend your legs while hanging, especially on the finger ledge, or else your center of gravity will be low and Earth forces will pull your weight toward the ground. My ngers are still sore from this. But, I get to tell my daughter that I took my shot at being a Ninja Warrior. Term used loosely, of course.FITCOREContinued from Page 7.FIRE FROGSContinued from Page 7. Quavon Brown won the 110 (14.72) and took second in the 330 (39.61) behind St. Clouds Matthew Velez (39.55). High jumper Kameron Green (6-2) and triple jumper Jaleal Maloney (43-3.25) won blue ribbons, as did the OHS 4x100 (43.37) and 4x400 (3:26.98) relay teams. Harmonys Christian Taylor (400, 49.42) and Elijah Gunn (pole vault, 13-7) were crowned conference champions, as were Celebration discus thrower Hunter Hummel (169-4), Gateway shot putter Dennis Briggs (48-11.5) and Poinciana long jumper Aaron Hernadnez (21-9.75). For the girls, only St. Clouds Valeria Villatoro, who won the 1600 (5:31.98) and 3200 (12:45.04) and Poinciana hurdler Shaneylix Davila who took the 100 (14.51) and 300 (43.49) kept Osceola from sweeping the races. e Kowboys got wins from Alliann Johnson, (100, 12.18), Sade Davidson (200 in 25.11 and 400 in 56.28), Virginie Beljour (800, 2:24.37), the 4x100 (49.72), 4x400 (4:05.35) and 4x800 (9:56.02) relay teams. St. Cloud got other wins from Destiny Wright (triple jump, 34-5.75), Haudi Whitson (pole vault, 9-5.75) and thrower Essence Tornabene, whose bid to return to the state meet started Wednesday in the discus (12311) and shot put (40-8.25). Poinciana long jumper Jendaya Nesbitt (16-7.25) and Liberty high jumper Christelle Bonzil (5-1.75) also won. SPORTS

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Page 10 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 7, 2018 DAILYSATURDAY04-07SPRING BOUTIQUE FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON Prepared to be pampered. With over 25 vendors, ladies can shop, get advice and a massage. Plus auctions and door prizes. A portion of the proceeds will benet Housing 4 All, a nonprot that helps to nd housing for those in need in the community. Poolside at the Melia Hotel in Celebration. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include lunch and the show. Lunch will be served at noon. SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN Spring Fever in the Garden will take place on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden this weekend. e festival will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 7TH ANNUAL TOUCH-A-TRUCK Maitland Community Preschool presents the 7th annual TouchA-Truck, featuring trucks, busses, boats and construction equipment for children to see and explore. Kids and families of all ages are welcome. Tickets are $5 per person, $20 max per family. Tickets are available at the event. Orangewood Church: 1300 W. Maitland Blvd, Maitland, FL 32751. Visit ORANGEWOOD.ORG/TATKISSIMMEE 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. ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Orlando Shakespeare eatre presents ve Saturday performances of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Performance dates include April 7, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; April 14, 2 p.m.; April 21, 2 p.m.; April 28, 2 p.m.; and May 5, 2 p.m. For more info and tickets, visit ORLANDOSHAKES.ORG SUNDAY04-08CONGREGATION BETH EMETH BIBLE STUDIES Hampton Inn: 4971 Calypso Bay Way in Kissimmee. 10-11 a.m. Call 407-222-6393. FAMILY FUN DAY PICNIC Lake Nona is hosting a Family Fun Day Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crescent Park in Laureate Park: 8374 Upper Perse Circle in Orlando. e event will feature picnic areas, carnival games, entertainment and activities for the whole family. Furry friends are invited. WEDNESDAY04-11DISCUSSION WITH MULTI-TALENTED ARTIST JACK FIELDS Multi-talented artist Jack Fields will discuss the development of his unique puppets including Godrick, his works on lm, and the many ways he uses ber arts techniques in his storytelling. His short lm Happy Memories will be screened, and several puppets will make special appearances. Art & History Museums Maitland. e event is free and there will be a cash bar. e artist talk and movie screening will run 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.FRIDAY04-13 BINGO 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. ARTISTS-IN-ACTION HYE SHIN AND SUZANNE OBERHOLTZER IN THEIR STUDIOS Visit Artists-in-Action Hye Shin and Suzanne Oberholtzer in their studios at Lake Lily in part of the Maitland Art and History Museums Open Studios event. Open studios runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the same operating hours on Friday, April 20. STYX AND DON FELDER Styx and Don Felder will take the stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49. For more information, visit STAUGAMPHITHEATRE.COMSATURDAY04-14 FLORIDA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Invites you to its Rhapsody in Blue Gala Concert. Dinner at 6 p.m. (VIP ticket only); performance at 8 p.m. Located at The Plaza Live in Orlando: 425 N Bumby Avenue. 1920s party attire is encouraged. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit FSYO.ORGTHE COLOR RUN Registration is still open for e Color Run. Osceola NewsGazette readers receive $5 o their registration fee with code OSCEOLANEWS at checkout. e 5K event will take place at Osceola Heritage Park. Visit THECOLORRUN.COM/ LOCATIONS/ORLANDOJUDY MOODY & STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD TREASURE HUNT Orlando Repertory eatre presents Judy Moody & Stink: e Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt. e show is at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit ORLANDOREP.COMSUNDAY04-15REV. CHASE KEENER New Life Free Will Baptist Church, 1211 Ocean Street, Kissimmee. For directions or more information, call 863-640-4008. THURSDAY04-19PHYSICIAN 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. FRIDAY04-20RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE Sponsored by the Presbyterian women, the Rummage and Bake Sale at St. Cloud Presbyterian Church will oer clothing, shoes, household items, books and linens. Donations for the sale will be accepted April 16-19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benet local charities. e sale itself will take place April 20-21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 909 10th Street in St. Cloud. COMEDY CLUB April 20 & 21. Beer, wine and liquor bar for purchase, plus select Jimmy Bears BBQ food. Porkys Comedy Club will host a weekend of laughs. Expect performances by comedians Shannon Hall and Jim Moran. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8:30 p.m.For tickets and more information, visit PORKYSCOMEDYCLUB.COM SATURDAY04-21NARCOOSSEE SCHOOLHOUSE BROMELIADS & BAKED GOODS FUNDRAISER e Narcoossee Schoolhouse Bromeliads & Baked Goods Fundraiser will take place 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the historic Narcoossee Schoolhouse: 5026 Yukon Street in Narcoossee. Colorful bromeliads will be oered for $5 each or 5 for $20. Sponsored by the Narcoossee Area Chapter of the Osceola County Historical Society, the fundraiser will benet the historic Narcoossee Schoolhouse project. For more information, visit NARCOOSSEEHISTORY.ORG or email info@narcoosseehistory.org. A NIGHT OF COCKTAILS & COMEDY Melia Orlando Suite Hotel presents: A Night of Cocktails & Comedy. Guests are invited to enjoy an intimate, but entertaining evening with some really funny folks. Tickets packages including dinner and the show are available. Space is limited. For more information, visit EVENTBRITE.COM and search Cocktails & Comedy in Kissimmee. SUNDAY04-22CARIBBEAN FUSION Is back at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, noon to 8 p.m. Experience Caribbean culture through music, food, cra and dance.FRIDAY04-27SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Did you ever wonder about the people who lived in Osceola County and settled St. Cloud? Join us as they come alive to tell their stories. The St. Cloud Heritage Museum and Parks and Recreation Department invite you to a special presentation of Night at the Museum at 7 p.m. After the live performance, the film, Night at the Museum, will be shown. Admission is a $5.00 donation. The museum is located at 1012 Massachusetts Avenue. Come early to tour your hometown museum. For more information, call 407957-7243 or Olive Horning at 407-414-2682. COCO 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. SATURDAY04-28PAINT 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.ORGLUPUS 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 Br own at 561-279-8606. Weekly and Monthly Events CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SUBMISSION. Editors note: Due to space constraints, the News-Gazette cannot guarantee that all events submitted will be published in the Daily Planner in every ursday and Saturday edition. The 15th annual Exotic Car Festival will take place in downtown Celebration April 12-15. The four-day festival showcases North Americas largest collection of exotic cars, race cars and Hollywood movie cars. The event helps support children with life-threatening medical conditions, and has donated more than $2 million to childrens charities since its founding in 2004. For more information, visit www.CelebrationExoticCars.com.WHAT Exotic Car showWHEN April 12-15WHERE Downtown CelebrationCOST Admission and parking are free. ONGOINGSCUBA CLUB SOCIAL Come learn about some adventure trips and have some fun sharing your dive stories. Meets the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 403 Broadway in downtown Kissimmee. Call Ron at 321-437-8190 for more information.SELF DEFENSEe Womanly Art of Self Defense classes, classes for women to learn to protect themselves will start in Kissimmee. ese are very small classes. You pay what you can aord. e rst class is free. Proceeds go to charitable organizations in Kissimmee area. For more information, call 407-870-8477.DIVORCECAREA recovery seminar and support group featuring nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Poinciana Christian Church, 3181 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee; every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care provided; 407-870-9700; dckissimmee.comVOLUNTEERS 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.LAKEFRONT STRIDERSA running and walking club. Tuesdays and ursdays. St. Cloud lakefront (located at the Marina, New York and Lakeshore). Walkers start at 6:15 and runners at 6:30. Find us on Facebook under Lakefront Striders.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 11 By Krista Stump Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate all weekend long. Earth Day was rst created in 1970. Before the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Clean Water Act, or the Clean Air Act, factories were legally allowed to dump waste into streams and emit pollutants to the air. e smog was so thick in some cities that you couldnt see through it. ese issues were not only damaging the environment, but were hurting our health. In the spring of 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day to bring awareness to these issues. at December, the EPA was born. Since the creation of the EPA, many environmental and health issues have signicantly improved. Each year we continue to celebrate Earth Day as a way to bring about awareness and show our appreciation for the countless benets we get from this planet. Earth Day Events Celebrate Earth Day this year at one of these free, family-friendly events: St. Cloud Earth Day, Saturday April 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chisolm Park, St. Cloud. e free event will oer music, vendors, planting, kids activities, and hands on demonstrations. For more information, visit www.stcloud.org. Central Florida Earth Day, Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lake Eola Park (east side), Orlando. Central Florida Earth Day is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities. Admission is free. For more information visit www.CFEarthDay.org. Other ways to celebrateere are many other ways to celebrate. Try one of these ideas to reect and have some fun this Earth Day. Go for a hike. Visit Split Oak Forest, Twin Oaks Conservation Area, Shingle Creek Regional Park, or any of the other beautiful natural areas and parks in Osceola County. Visit www.osceola.org for park locations and hours. Plant a tree. Register to attend a onehour class on Tree Selection and Planting and take a free tree home the same day. Classes are oered in English and in Spanish. Call UF/IFAS Extension Osceola at 321-6973000 for more information. Registration required. Register at http://freetreeosceola. eventbrite.com. located in Osceola Heritage Park 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane. Arrington Gym and Aquatics Center 625 Country Club Drive. water, recycle more, start a compost pile, or add native plants to your garden. Commit to one small act and reap the environmental benets. Have a technology-free day (or hour). eres no doubt that technology has improved our quality of life. Without it, we would not have modern solutions to agriculture, clean air, or drinkable water. But if youve been feeling too tied to your phone lately, Earth Day may be a great excuse to put it down for a bit and enjoy a technology-free moment. Osceola County commissioners joined in the ght against child abuse by helping to plant a pinwheel garden at Courthouse e annual event is planned by the Childrens Advocacy Center Osceola in support of Supporting the healthy development of our nations children is a basic obligation of our society, Commission Chairman childhoods require a loving and supporting environment. That atmosphere helps children grow into productive, contributing adults who help their community (and our country) be healthy and prosperous. Research estimates that implementing eective policies and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect can save The cost of doing nothing impacts social services, healthcare and the education and justice systems. Local pinwheel gardens are planted in April throughout Osceola County, and across Florida, as part of the nationwide Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. Pinwheels are the national symbol of child abuse prevention and a visible reminder of the safe, happy and healthy childhoods that all children deserve. Each year, advocates and volunteers plant pinwheel gardens in recognition of Child national month dedicated to recognizing the ways that people can get involved in the healthy development of children. e campaign has distributed more than 4 million pinwheels CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Osceola County stands against child abuse Earth Day 2018:Events and other ways to celebrate PHOTO/OSCEOLA COUNTYOsceola County commissioners joined in the fight against child abuse by helping to plant a pinwheel garden at Courthouse Square on Monday. See Earth Day, Page 12.5k benets Osceola Meals on Wheels program participants who ran and walked a 3.1-mile course around downtown Kissimmee and the lakefront. e top three male, female and senior participants who were awarded prizes and trophies. The overall male winner was Rodolfo Santos and the overall female winner was the top 10 male and female participants received a special medal and prizes. multiple teams participate this year and the Shamrockers won the largest team (52 members) and the Osceola County Tax Collectors Office won most spirited team. appearance by the Fire Frogs mascot Striker and over 15 vendors on-site helping the Osceola Council on Aging raise funds and awareness for senior 5K benets the Osceola Council program. SUBMITTED PHOTOThe March for Meals 5K on March 17 had over 450 participants who ran and walked a 3.1mile course around downtown Kissimmee and the lakefront. City honors wounded warriors with parking makeoverSt. Cloud city officials recently unveiled a new and improved parking stall for wounded veterans. e parking stall is located right in front of City Hall. The makeover was made possible courtesy of a generous donation from Aquagenix. Aquagenix is part of DBi Services, which provides infrastructure management, maintenance and operations services to clients around the world. The first-of-a-kind design showcases purple asphalt, made of 100 percent recycled glass that is ground up and coated with color. The city hopes to use the same product to upgrade and beautify other areas, in the future.

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Page 12 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 7, 2018 By Mary Marcuccio With the opiate epidemic being a national concern, how do you know if anyone in your home or family is having a problem, and what is your next step if so? When we talk about opiates, were referring to a class of medications that are narcotics, having a sedating eect on the body, as well as heroin the street drug. e most commonly abused medications are any of the pain pills (Percocet, Vicodin, Oxycontin), although there are many others, which are less commonly abused. Among those, we must highlight Fentanyl, a remarkably strong and powerful opiate, which has gained much notoriety recently because drug dealers are lacing many drug products with it and were seeing a spike in overdose deaths because of it. Drugs are everywhere and available to everyone. Your high-schooler is able to get heroin with one call/text/ connect I call it one away. Youre likely sitting in an oce with at least one drug user, statistically speaking. And your neighborhood is likely home to at least one active drug user. If you think you dont have a drug problem, please think again. Here is what you dont know and need to. Capt. Carlos Espinosa, Orange County Sheriffs Oce, shared the following: Everyone reading this should be concerned with the drug crisis even if its not in their own family. Every citizens quality of life is aected by drugs. For example, drug addiction and mental illness contribute significantly to homelessness. Crime prostitution, auto burglaries for example are largely driven by drug addiction. The user doesnt want to hurt you; their intent is to get money for drugs. And public restrooms at the park, the beach, etc. are often a haven of drug activity. is is a huge safety issue for you and your family. It benets us to help them because were all connected. The reader should be very aware that central Florida is having a huge drug crisis, most significantly heroin. In Orange County this year, the number of drug overdoses increased signicantly from last year, and the rate of death from overdoses almost doubled, as compared with last year. Drug dealers are adding fentanyl, a very powerful opiate, to many drugs, including cocaine and marijuana. Most of our losses can be attributed to fentanyl laced products. Some warning signs, Red Flags to watch for in your home/family: Money missing and seems unaccounted for: mom thinks I thought I had $10 le in my wallet; didnt I have $10? Well, maybe I spent it. you, the parent, begin to question yourself, your memory of money and circumstances Change (coins) missing from home purse, change jar, etc. Small items missing and unaccounted for jewelry, valuables, household items of resale quality. Spoons may be missing from the kitchen; or appear blackened/burnt on the underside. Opiates are sedatives, downers, therefore they make the user very tired. User will begin to seem very dopey, fatigued, sleep much more than usual, sometimes to the point of being unable to wake; watch for episodes of nodding o while sitting, talking, eating, driving Eyes will reect opiate usage pupils are pinpoint and xed unresponsive to changes of light Opiate side effects: itchy skin, having the feeling and appearance of skin crawling; cotton mouth speech is impaired and/ or slurred, user constantly licks his lips and lips appear dysfunctional. Opiate users will often wear sunglasses inappropriately inside, nighttime, days which obviously do not warrant their wearing. Appetite and weight will usually decrease drastically as opiate use becomes all consuming; the user progressively loses all interest in eating and drinking. Watch for: multiple bottles and glasses of water, oen partially full. User loses all interest in any recreational activity, including the opposite sex. Personal hygiene suers; user loses interest in showering, clean clothes. Watch for evidence of constipation (opiate side eect) laxatives, enemas. Lying about everything; secretive behavior. Watch for time missed from school/work because of not being able to function lethargic, always sleepy/dopey: this is users active use symptoms/ high. Watch for signs of dope sick this is the users attempt at getting clean/o opiates: symptoms are exactly like the u, in varying degrees, and can last for a day to a week. Be aware of time being missed from school/work because of these repeated sick days. Watch for snorting paraphernalia, i.e. empty/ disassembled pens, straws, rolled/folded dollar bills or pieces of paper. Watch for: sinus congestion, sniing, stuy nose; indication of snorting drugs. Users will usually wear long-sleeved clothing, to cover arms/track marks, even in the hottest weather/ conditions. If you can admit to seeing any of the concerns above, please take action. Listed below are some national resources for families. anon.org, 888-947-8885 Family Support) www.Alanon.org 888-425-2666 (Parent/Family Support) www. familiesanonymous.org Groups in U.S. www. supportgroupproject.org Two online support groups: facebook.com/groups/ theaddictsmom/ com/groups/TAMFlorida/ Mary Marcuccio is a family consultant in St. Cloud. Contact her atmary@ mybottomline.info 860877-8707, www.mybottom line.info. EARTH DAYContinued from Page 11 Warning signs of opiate addiction Sleeping pills should be used cautiouslyDear Mayo Clinic: I am 79 years old. Lately I have had trouble sleeping, and I would like to try a sleeping pill. Are they safe for someone my age? Answer: An inability to sleep can be exhausting and frustrating. It saps your energy and goes hand in hand with problems such as depression, chronic pain, susceptibility to illness, high blood pressure, and increased risk of accidents. Sleeping pills can at times be an eective component of sleep therapy. However, they need to be used cautiously, especially among older adults. Often, the inability to get to sleep or stay asleep is a symptom of an underlying disease or condition contributing to poor sleep. This can include chronic pain, coughing, heart problems, difficulty breathing, digestive problems, acid reflux, thyroid problems and sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea or leg movement disorders. Alcohol or medications such as certain antidepressants, caffeine, decongestants, asthma drugs or pain medications also can contribute to insomnia. Because of this, its important that you rst have a thorough medical evaluation. When considering taking any sleeping pill, its crucial for you and your doctor to weigh the benets against the risks. Certainly, good sleep is important. However, taking a drug to assist with sleep can cause side effects such as dizziness or lightheadedness and a risk of dependence. Sleeping pills also suppress breathing which can worsen breathing problems such as sleep apnea and may increase infection risk. Problems with thinking and body movement also can occur. You may remain drowsy after waking up or have daytime memory and physical performance problems. ese side eects may be annoying, unsettling or even dangerous. Sleeping pill use may increase the risk of falling and fracturing bones or causing head injuries particularly at night. Sometimes, sleepwalking or even driving, shopping, eating or making phone calls while not fully awake can occur. When a sleeping pill is prescribed, short-acting, newer generation drugs are common rst line choices. Side effects with these drugs are still relatively common, but they tend to occur less frequently and with less severity than with older generation sleep medications. A longer acting drug also may be considered, but its eect on older adults can be much longer lasting. Low doses See Pills, Page 15. Go outside. And if nothing else, go outside and enjoy some fresh air. Go for a walk, play with your kids, or simply enjoy a quiet moment on your porch. For more information contact Krista Stump at UF/ IFAS Extension in Osceola County at stumpk@ufl. edu or visit https://sfyl. ifas.u.edu/osceola. Krista Stump is a natural resources extension agent with UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County. from the local businesses KISSIMMEE 2431 W. OSCEOLA PKY. 407-870-0901WWW.ABUELOS.COM CODE: NP-1101 EXPIRES: 4/30/18Buy one Lunch Entre and two beverages, get a second Lunch Entre of equal or lesser value Free. *Dine in only. Redeem this coupon at Abuelos Kissimmee location only. No cash value. Cannot be combined with any other offers.Buy 1 Lunch Entre, Get 2nd Entre* FREE040718.SNG 1205 W. Oak St. Kissimmee (Corner of Oak & John Young)www.pgswings.com 407-847-3441 040718.SNGSpring in for Family Fun and FoodEstablished Since 1978BUCKET OF BEER4 for $10With This Coupon. Expires 4/30/18. Not valid w/any other offer. 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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 13 Mission Statement e mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Orlandos Only Airboat & Wildlife Park Experience3301 Lake Cypress Rd. Kenansville, FL 34739407-957-3135www.wildoridaairboats.com The Scout Law.A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave,clean, and reverent. Scout Day at LegoLandA Scout is riy its the Ninth Point of the Scout Law. Its also a benet of wearing the uniform. Scout Day is Sunday, May 20 at LegoLand Florida. Scouters who get their tickets online (www.legoland.com/boy-scouts-centralorida-council) can get single day admissions, normally $93.99, for just $34 plus tax. e Water Park Combo tickets, normally $116.49, are $56.50 for a day full of fun reserved for Scouts. ose who attend on May 20 can sign up for one of three STEM Educational Experiences and earn an exclusive LegoLand Florida Resort patch. Lego Star Wars (TM) Days will also be in full swing, featuring themed Lego activities, all a part of the park admission. Visit the website for additional information. C D&AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRSDealership Quality Repairs At A Budget Friendly Price2239 W. Clay St., Kissimmee, FL 34741CandDautorepairs.com Master Certified TechnicianComplete Repair & ServiceForeign & Domestic Cars & Light Trucks 407-201-3928 Master Technician 2010 WinnerNew Business of The Year Commercial Fleet Discounts Available Newsletter of the Kissimmee Chamber of Commercekissimmeechamber.comAll Star Properties of Central Florida Arisha Enclave Black Dog Drone Operations Burningham Realty Combined Insurance Leonardo Arellano DA Silva Combined InsuranceTania Marrero Equity Prime MortgageRaquel Quinones Fantastic Sams Cut & Color Fields Insurance Agency Financial Education ServicesAlfonso Maldonado Financial Education ServicesTamika Shine-Day Herzing University Hometown Lenders Le Sadh Esthetics & Health Oasis, Inc. Portono at ChampionsGate Power Energy PrimericaSteven Kromanaker Resource Employment Solutions, LLC SLAM Osceola St. Cloud Medical GroupFamily Medicine at The Loop Sua Advertising Summit Broadband Unique Events Catering VTrips Vacation Home Management Windsor at Celebration World Financial GroupAdriana Herrera New Members GROW YOUR BUSINESS JOIN THE KISSIMMEE / OSCEOLA CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE1425 E. Vine Street Kissimmee, FL 34744 407.847.3174

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Page 14 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 7, 2018 SUBMIT YOUR CHURCH BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SUBMISSION.Due to space constraints, the News-Gazette cannot guarantee that all church listings submitted will be published in the Worship page every Saturday edition. CHURCHES IN OSECOLA COUNTY OBITUARY DEADLINE FOR THURSDAY NEWS-GAZETTE IS TUESDAY AT 12 NOON Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church2916 Cialella Pass St. Cloud; 407-498-8316Corpus Christi Catholic Church1050 Celebration Ave. Kissimmee; 321-939-1491 www.corpuschristi.churchCrossroads Baptist Church3797 Edsel Ave. St. Cloud; 407-891-8688 www.lifeat thecrossroads.comDestiny Church Of Foursquare101 W. Cypress St. Suite H, Kissimmee 407-870-1594The Dwelling Place Church4730 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy Kissimmee 407-917-2354 www.tdpchurch.com/Eastern Avenue Baptist Church1001 Eastern Ave. St. Cloud; 407-892-4644El Tabor Church5625 Orange Ave. Kissimmee 407-343-9050Emmanuel Baptist Church2627 Lehigh Ave. Kissimmee; 407-846-8230 www.ebckissimmee.comFaith Community Church1990 Neptune Road Kissimmee; 407-846-0157Faith Community Church of Holopaw. 5000 Holopaw Road HolopawFaith Harvest Ministries1537 Mill Slough Road Kissimmee; www.faith harvestonline.orgFirst Apostolic Church2317 Clay St.; Kissimmee 407-348-6521Faith International Baptist Church7491 W. Irlo Bronson Memo rial Highway Kissimmee 706-405-8134 www.faithorlando.com/ site/cs/index.asp First Baptist Church1717 13th St., St. Cloud 407-892-7125 www.inallthingspray.comFirst Missionary Baptist Church760 S. Canoe Creek Rd. Kenansville; 407-436-1104First Presbyterian Church15 Church St., Kissimmee 407-847-2807 preskiss.comFirst United Church Jesus Christ550 E. Jackson St. Kissimmee; 407-847-4009 www.rstunitedchurchojca.orgFirst United Methodist Church101 W. Dakin Ave Kissimmee 407-847-3700 www.kissimmeefumc.orgFirst United Methodist Church1000 Ohio Ave. St. Cloud; 407-892-3128 www.rstchurchstcloud.orgFortune Road Church of Christ2431 Fortune Road Kissimmee 407-348-0300 KissimmeeChurch.orgFreedom Life Church1700 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Kissimmee 407-944-1773 www.freedom-life.orgFree Methodist Church1701 N. acker Ave. Kissimmee; 407-847-4528Friendship Missionary Baptist Church1203 Orange Ave, St. Cloud 407-892-7665Gateway Baptist Church2601 Partin Settlement Rd. Kissimmee; 407-846-8595 Grace Lutheran Church and Preschool1123 Louisiana Ave. St. Cloud; 407-892-4653 gsca.orgIglesia Cristiana Casa de Vida1215 Old Hickory Tree Road, St. Cloud st.cloud@gmail.com 407-241-9045 Iglesia de Cristo en Fortune Road2431 Fortune Road Kissimmee; 813-473-9075Iglesia de Dios de Kissimmee2550 Flamboyan St. Kissimmee 407-348-8788Iglesia de los Hermanos: Nuevo Comienzo301 Commerce Center Dr. St. Cloud; 84-319-1195Impact Community Church29 E. 13th St., St. Cloud 407-593-1419 www.impactchurchfamily.org Intercession City Church of God5563 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee Intercessioncitycog.comJourney Bible Fellowship3220 Old Canoe Creek Road St. Cloud; 407-957-2057 journey3220@gmail.comKissimmee Christian Church415 N. Main St. Kissimmee; 407-847-2543 www.fcckissimmee.orgLiving Waters Church of God1001 W. Carroll St. Kissimmee; 407-847-6387Narcoossee Baptist Church870 N. Narcoossee Road St. Cloud; 407-709-3481 www.nbaptistchurch.org/Neptune Road Baptist Church1620 Neptune Road Kissimmee; 407-847-8174New Beginnings Baptist Church2001 Bulldog Lane St. Cloud; 407-325-2915New Life Free Will Baptist Church1211 Ocean St., Kissimmee(behind Krazy Verns Car Wash)863-640-4008 or 407-460-6411North Kissimmee Baptist Church425 W. Donegan Ave., Kissimmee; 407-847-5372Peace Lutheran Church3249 Windmill Point Blvd. Kissimmee; 407-870-5965 www.peacelutheran kissimmee.orgPeace United Methodist Church13502 Town Loop Blvd. Orlando; 407-438-8947 www.peaceumcorlando.orgPoinciana Christian Church3181 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee 407-870-9700 www.poincianacc.org Poinciana Pentecostal Church4912 Old Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee; 407-944-1151Primera Iglesia Cristiana en Kissimmee Asambleas de Dios2031 Simpson Rd. Kissimmee 407-348-6461Real Life Christian Church Hunters Creek3232 N John Young Parkway Kissimmee 352-394-3553 www.real.life/#8mkibRedemption Church920 Osceola Parkway Kissimmee, 407-247-9993 www.redemptionchurch.life St. Cloud Church of Christ904 Florida Ave., St. Cloud (corner of 9th St.) 407-957-8044 St. Cloud Church of God501 Dakota Ave.; St.Cloud stcloudchurchofgod.comSt. Cloud Missionary Baptist Church2400 10th St., St. Cloud 407-892-3444; www.scmbc.usSt. Cloud Presbyterian Church909 10th St., St. Cloud 407-892-2813 www.stcloudpresbyterian.orgSt. James AME Zion Church719 N. John Young Parkway Kissimmee; 407-847-3025 St. Johns Episcopal Church1709 North John Young Parkway; Kissimmee 407-847-2009 stjohns-ec.comSt. Luke & St. Peter Episcopal Church2745 Canoe Creek Road St. Cloud; 407-892-3227 www.lukeandpeter.orgSt. Nicholas Anglican Church1792 S. Orange Blossom Tr. Kissimmee; 407-344-2700 www.stnicholasanglican.comSt. Rose Of Lima Catholic Church3880 Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee; 407-932-5004 srlcc.orgShiloh Missionary Baptist Church604 N. 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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 15 Boggy Creek Elementary Cypress Elementary Kissimmee Elementary School Neptune Elementary School Celebration K-8 School Denn John Middle School Discovery Intermediate School Neptune Middle School Liberty High School Poinciana High School St. Cloud High School Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy For a complete list of school events, visit www.osceola.k12.fl.us FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS, CONTACT DANA SCHAFER EMAIL SCHAFER@OSCEOLA.K.12.FL.US THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SUBMISSION. THIS WEEKS CALENDAR OF EVENTS Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2018 Small Ruminant Production Conference at UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, OHP. Join University of Florida faculty members and local experts for a day of learning and networking. ere will be live demonstrations. The fee is $30 and includes written materials & lunch. Register at https:// 2018srconferencecag.eventbrite.com Saturday, April 21, Trees Osceola Want a Free Tree? Three class times in English and Spanish: 10 to 11 a.m.; noon to 1 p.m.; and 3 to 4 p.m., Its at UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, OHP. Register to attend a one-hour class on Tree Planting, site and tree selection and you will take a tree home the same day. Register at https://freetreeosceola. eventbrite.com.EXTENSION SERVICES Mayo Clinic Q & A is an educational resource and doesnt replace regular medical care. E-mail a question to MayoClinicQ&A(AT SIGN)mayo.edu. For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org.PILLSContinued from Page 12 of antidepressant drugs that cause sleepiness may be an option for those who also have depression, or as a second line option for those who dont. Due to increased risk of side eects, many doctors recommend avoiding older generation benzodiazepines and triazolam (Halcion) in particular. Benzodiazepines, especially the longer acting ones, are generally not recommended for older adults. In addition, a 2014 study found that risk of developing Alzheimers disease increased by up to 51 percent in those who have used benzodiazepines, with highest risk among those who used them more frequently or who used the long-acting ones. The choice to use sleeping pills is a nuanced decision to be made in close cooperation with your doctor. In general, Mayo Clinic sleep experts recommend that older adults keep sleeping pill use to a minimum, as an occasional sleep aid or over the short term of a few weeks while other avenues to improved sleep are explored. Regular followup with your doctor is important. (adapted from Mayo Clinic Health Letter) Eric Olson, M.D., Center for Sleep Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 17 Florida Realtors has released February market data for 2018 a decrease for all cash sales in Osceola County. In Osceola County, single-family home market showed a decline over last year of 5.7 percent in cash sales to 100 homes. In the condo and townhome market the change over last year was positive. Cash sales increased 12.3 percent year-over-year to 91 cash sales. In this case, positive yearover-year changes have held for most of the past 12 months. Only August of 2017 showed a negative change. As a percentage of all closed sales, 47.9 percent of condos and townhomes in Osceola County were paid in cash. is is a decline of 20.7 percent from last year. And in the single-family home market there was less investor participation with only 28.7 percent of sales being paid in cash, an increase of 4.4 percent rom last year. Closed sale means escrow is closed with a condition all the closing cost as well as the funds for buying a house is funded by a buyer. e title is than transferred into new owner s name. In the nearby metro area of Orlando, Kissimmee, and Sanford, cash sales of single-family homes totaled 593, up 5.5 percent from this time last year. Of all closed sales in February, 26.7 percent of them were paid entirely in cash, an increase of 6 percent from last year. The condo and townhome market in this metro area had 51.8 percent of all closed sales paid in cash, declining 10.4 percent over last year. These 51.8 percent of sales accounted for 394 cash sales, which is unchanged from last year. At 51.8 percent, these cash sales as a percentage of all closed sales have declined 10.4 percent from this time last year. Lastly, a look at statewide data shows that February cash sales have declined 4.6 percent year-over-year to 5,588 sales. In Floridas single-family home market, the percent change over the previous year has been negative consistently over the past 12 months of data gathering. And as a percentage of closed sales, at 30 percent the percent change over last year is also down, this time by 7.7 percent. In the condo and townhome market of the entire state of Florida, cash sales fell 0.2 percent to 4,900 sales, which accounted for 57.9 percent of all sales closed during February. is percentage has fallen 6.3 percent from this time last year. Osceola County foreclosures in the February market showed more than a 60 percent decline, data showed. Florida Realtors data for single-family homes in Osceola County shows a 60.7 percent decline in the number of closed foreclosures for February with only 11 recorded sales. Short sales have also fallen in Februarys market data for the county. Only four closed short sales occurred last month, compared to eight the year before, showing a 50 percent year-over-year decline. e condo and townhome market of Osceola County saw a 55.6 percent yearover-year decline in its foreclosure inventory, down to just four closed sales for the month. Short sales were equally sparse, with just two closed sales, though this is up 100 percent over last year when there was only one short sale closed during the month. The metro area covering Orlando, Kissimmee, and Sanford saw a 53.3 percent decline in the number of closed foreclosures in the single-family home market with only 77 closed sales recorded in February. Meanwhile, short sales have fallen 34 percent year-over-year to 35 closed sales. Condos and townhomes in this metro area have also seen foreclosure inventory drop. Only 18 closed sales occurred in this market segment, decreasing 37.9 percent from this time last year. Short sales have gone up from last year, however. In this case there was a 55.6 percent increase in the number of closed short sales with 14 recorded closings. Finally, when reviewing statewide data, a 51.3 percent year-over-year decline in foreclosures was seen across single-family homes to 628 closed sales, while short sales totaled 207, down 43.3 percent. Condos and townhomes in the state saw further decreases in inventory. Foreclosures in this market segment are down 51.8 percent from this time last year with 193 closings recorded, and short sales have fallen 24.4% with 68 closed sales. Foreclosures for condos and townhomes in Florida have seen a 10.7 percent increase in price to $124,000, while short sales have increased 7.8 percent to $125,000. CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Consumers: Now is not a good time to buy homeNew consumer ndings from the National Association of Realtors surprisingly show that while a growing share of households in the rst three months of the year feel more confident about the economy and their nancial situation, those positive feelings are not translating to positive views that now is a good time to buy a home. ats according to NARs rst quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey1, which also found that homeowners are increasingly positive about selling, and non-homeowners have anxieties about saving for a down payment and qualifying for a mortgage. Heading into the busy spring buying season, optimism that now is a good time to buy a home is at its lowest share in the past two years (68 percent; 72 percent last quarter). Among renters, feelings about buying are further diminished (55 percent; 60 percent last quarter). Conversely, those most optimistic about buying are homeowners, older respondents and those living in the more aordable Midwest and South regions. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said extremely challenging market conditions to start the year are chipping away at homebuyer optimism. The critical shortage of listings in most markets continues to spark a hike in home prices that is not easy for many buyers and especially rst-time buyers to overcome, he said. Adding more fuel to the aordability re is the fact that mortgage rates have shot up to a four-year high in just a few months. Many house hunters are telling Realtors that they are dispirited by the sti competition for the short number of listings they can aord. Amidst the ongoing climb in home prices in most markets, the share of homeowners who believe now is a good time to sell increased to 77 percent in the rst quarter (76 percent last quarter), which is second only to last years third quarter (80 percent) as the highest overall share since the HOME survey began in December 2015. A year ago, 69 percent of homeowners thought it was a good time to sell. SNG 021018 Home improvement projects ramp up when the weather warms up, as homeowners channel the rejuvenating feelings of spring and tackle their home todo lists. Large-scale renovations can greatly aect a home, but smaller projects can yield impressive results and be completed over the course of a single weekend. If time is of the essence, these weekend or one-day projects may satisfy homeowners desires to x up their homes. Create an accent wall. Painting a focal wall in a home can create a serious impact. e bonus is it will not take as long or require as many materials as painting an entire room. Accent walls frequently feature a bold color, so decide on placement and tackle this project in less than a day. Install stair runners. Dress up hardwood stairs with decorative carpet runners. Runners come in elongated pieces of carpeting or individual pieces that can be placed on each step. If carpeting doesnt fit with the homes design, painting individual stair treads also can create visual appeal. Dress up the entryway. An entryway is a guests rst impression of a home. Many entryways can use a minor overhaul, both inside and outside. Paint the front door a dierent color so it pops from the curb. Install a new mailbox or decorative house numbers. A new welcome mat can change the look as well. Inside, consider laying a new oor. Resilient vinyl tiles come in many dierent patterns and can mimic the look of wood, travertine or marble. Installing a oor can take a day or two. Install a new faucet. Instantly improve a kitchen or a bathroom with new xtures. New faucets can provide aesthetic appeal and low-flow faucets can help conserve water. Create a gallery on the staircase. Gather and arrange framed photos, artwork or wall accents so that they ascend the wall of a staircase. is creates a designer touch and can dress up an oen barren area of wall space. Install a fresh light xture. Improve drab spaces with a little illumination. Better Homes & Gardens suggests replacing an existing xture with something new and vibrant. If hanging a new xture is not within ones skill set, free-standing table or oor lamps also can cast a new glow on a space. Add molding. Molding can add instant aesthetic appeal to a room. Molding is appropriate near the oor, at the top of walls where they meet the ceiling, or even mid-wall as a chair rail. Some homeowners like to create framed molding on walls in formal living spaces. Update kitchen or bathroom hardware. Replacing hardware is a fast and easy project, but one that can have immediate impact. Swap out tired or outdated hardware for newer brushed metals and more impactful shapes and designs. Home renovations do not need to take weeks or months. Many projects can be completed over the course of a weekend.

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View all Public Notices online www.aroundosceola.com and CONTACT: GARY LUGO EMAIL LEGALADS@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM PHONE 407-846-7600 Community Newspapers, Shopping Guides, Commercial Printing a Division of Lakeway Publishers of Florida, Inc.COMMERCIAL PRINT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/SALES Sun Publications of Florida is a commercial web print ing company located in Lakeland Florida. We produce newspapers, tabloids, coupon books and glossy stock magazines. W e are currently looking for the right person to lead our commercial print sales. This individual needs to be able to develop, expand and service our existing customer base. Sales would include direct contact with current customers, new and potential customers along with cold calling. The right candidate should have the ability to multitask with a professional and positive attitude, be a self-starter, and possess excellent customer service skills. Candidate would work together with Sun Pub lications Print Coordinator and Plant Manager in scheduling and deliveries of printed publications. Knowledge of account management and print sales will be helpful. Benets include health, dental insurance, and 401K, paid time off. Pay includes base plus commission. Interested applicants should send resumes to ltaylor@sunpuba.com NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE Noticeisherebygiventhat on4/13/18at10:30am,the followingvehiclewillbesold atpublicauctionpursuantto F.S.715.109:2003FORD# 1FTYR10D93PA33401. Last Tenants :JohnAnthony Markham.Saletobeheldat: NHC-FL203,LLC-2551 TohopeBlvd,Kissimmee,FL 34741,813-241-8269. March31,2018 April7,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE A.R.C.TOWINGInc.gives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthese vehiclesonAPRIL20,2018 08:00a.m.,at7421W.Irlo BronsonHighway,Kissimmee,FL34747,pursuantto subsection713.78ofthe FloridaStatutes. A.R.C.TOWINGInc.reservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. 1)1999FORD VIN: 1FTNF20L1XEB54191 2)2006MAZDA VIN: 1YVHP80C465M01015 3)2012DODGE VIN: 2C3CDXHG7CH304149 4)2003CHEVROLET VIN: 2CNBJ634136929841 5)2005DODGE VIN: 2D4FV48V65H536251 6)2010HONDA VIN: 2HGFA1F82AH526347 7)2017NISSAN VIN: 3N1AB7AP7HY263318 8) 2012NISSAN VIN: 3N1CN7AP5CL903094 9)2014VOLKSWAGEN VIN: 3VW2K7AJ6EM427235 10)2006MITSUBISHI VIN: JA3AJ26E56U061067 11)2014KIA VIN: KNAGM4AD5E5074498 April7,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION Thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldatauctionfreeofall priorliensforcash. 1)2000NISSANSentraBlue VIN:3N1CB51D8YL333053 2)2002LEXUSIS300White VIN: JTHBD192020055606 3)1999TOYOTARav4Silver VIN:JT3GP10V6X7064187 4)2004NISSANAltimaSLBrown VIN: 1N4AL11D94C130193 5)2001BMW325ci2Door Convertible-Black VIN:WBABS33451JY53389 6)2007MERCEDESC230Black VIN:WDBRF52H67F919450 7)2003HONDAElementSilver VIN:5J6YH28553L013525 SaleDate:APRIL21,2018 SaleTime: 10:00A.M. SaleLocation: MagicTows, LLC.-1201SawdustTrailKissimmee,Flo rida34744 A pril7,2018 NOTICEOFSALE JOE'SAUTOSERVICE CENTERINC.,112313th STREET,STCLOUD,FL 34769 Towed-03/15/2018 Year-2014 Make-CHEVY VIN: 1G1PA5SH8E7481442 DateofSale-04/20/2018 Time: 10:00a.m. LocationofSale :Joe'sAuto ServiceCenterINC.,1123 13thStreet,St.Cloud,FL. 34769 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2015-CA-003030MF MTGLQINVESTORS,L.P., Plaintiff, vs. ALOISIAA.WINTER,A/K/A ALOISIAWINTER,ETAL., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentdatedMarch29,2018 enteredinCivilCaseNo 2015-CA-003030MFinthe CircuitCourtofthe9thJudicialCircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida,whereinMTGLQINVESTORS,L.P. Plaintiff,andTHEUNKNOWNHEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES LIENORS,CREDITORS TRUSTEESANDALLOTHERSWHOMAYCLAIMAN INTERESTINTHEESTATE OFALOISAA.WINTER A/K/AALOISAWINTER,DECEASED;EAGLELAKE PHASE1SUBDIVISION HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.;JERRY MEDEIROS;SUNTRUST BANK,areDefendants,Clerk ofCourt,willsellthepropertyatpublicsaleatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,FL34741beginningat 11:00A.M.,onMAY15, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgment,towit:. LOT35A,EAGLELAKE PHASEI,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK14,PAGES141-143 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress: 3209EagleWatchDrive, Kissimmee,FL34746 ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHE RTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. IFYOUAREAPERSON WITHADISABILITYWHO NEEDSANYACCOMMODATIONINORDERTOPARTICIPATEINACOURTPROCEEDINGOREVENT,YOU AREENTITLED,ATNO COSTTOYOU,TOTHE PROVISIONOFCERTAIN ASSISTANCE.PLEASE CONTACT:ADACOORDINATOR,COURTADMINISTRATION,OSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE,2 COURTHOUSESQUARE, SUITE6300,KISSIMMEE, FL34741,(407)742-2417, FAX407-835-50 79AT LEAST7DAYSBEFORE YOURSCHEDULED COURTAPPEARANCE,OR IMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVINGNOTIFICATIONIF THETIMEBEFORETHE SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. D ated:April3,2018. KelleyKronenberg 8201PetersRoad, Suite4000, FortLauderdale,FL33324 Phone:(954)370-9970 Fax:(954)252-4571 ServiceE-Mail: ftlrealprop@kelleykronenberg.com /s/Jaso nM.Vanslette JasonM.Vanslette,Esq. FBN:92121 April7,14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE On04/19/2018at09:00 A.M.,anauctionwilltake placeat1720ALEXANDER ST.,KISSIMMEE,FL34746 Thevehicleswhichwillbe auctionedinclude: 1)2005FORD VIN: 1FMFU155X5LA85147 2)2006CHEVY VIN: 1GNDS13S362289037 3)2005CADILLAC VIN:1GYEE637250154486 Pleasebeadvised,perF.S 713.78thatanewspaperad mustbepublishedfor1day inanewspaperofgeneral circulation(dailyorweekly circulation)whichhasbeenin circulationforatleast1year Theadvertisementmustbe publishedatleast10calendardayspriortothedateof sale,inanewspaperofgeneralcirculationinthecounty inwhichthesaleistobe held.The10calendardays donotincludethedateofthe advertisementnorthedateof thesale. April7,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE Noticeisherebygiventhat thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldatpublicauctionpursuanttoF.S..713.78onthe saledatesatthelocations belowat9:00a.m.tosatisfy towingandstoragecharges 1) 1991HONDA 1HGCB7666MA026731 2) 2016TOYOTA 2T1BURHE0GC580724 SaleDate: 04/24/2018 Location: CenterStateAutomotiveInc.,170HGreenskeepDrive,UnitH,Kissimmee,FL34741 Lienorsreservetherightto bid. April7,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,Chase TeamRealty,LLCdesiringto engageinbusinessunderthe fictitiousnameof CelebrationVirtualSuites, locatedat215Celebration Ave,Suite520,Celebration FL34747inOsceolaCounty FL,intendstoregisterthe saidnamewiththeDivision ofCorporationsoftheFloridaDepartmentofState, Tallahassee,Florida. Dated:April3,2018. April7,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION PublicNoticeisherebygiven thatACETRANSPORTATIONSYSTEMSLLC,d/b/a ACEWRECKER,willholda publicauctionat8:00A.M. onAPRIL27,2018,at:6671 OsceolaPolkLineRoad Davenport,FL33896.Pursuanttothelawsofthestate thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldtothehighestbidder: 1)2002NISSAN VIN:3N1AB51D42L716129 2)2014NISSAN VIN: 3N1AB7AP5EY208667 Termsofthesalearecash andnochecksareaccepted. Sellerreservestherightto finalbid.Allsalesarefinal. Norefundswillbemade. Saleautowillbesold"asis" withnoguarantee. April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2015-CA-003030MF MTGLQINVESTORS,L.P., Plaintiff, vs. ALOISIAA.WINTER,A/K/A ALOISIAWINTER,ETAL., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentdatedMarch29,2018, enteredinCivilCaseNo. 2015-CA-003030MFinthe CircuitCourtofthe9thJudicialCircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida,whereinMTGLQINVESTORS,L.P., Pl aintiff,andTHEUNKNOWNHEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEESANDALLOTHERSWHOMAYCLAIMAN INTERESTINTHEESTATE OFALOISAA.WINTER A/K/AALOISAWINTER,DECEASED;EAGLELAKE PHASE1SUBDIVISION HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.;JERRY MEDEIROS;SUNTRUST BANK,areDefendants,Clerk ofCourt,willsellthepropertyatpublicsaleatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,FL34741beginningat 11:00A.M.,onMAY15 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgment,towit:. LOT35A,EAGLELAKE PHASEI,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK14,PAGES141-143 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress: 3209EagleWatchDrive, Kissimmee,FL34746 ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE IFYOUAREAPERSON WITHADISABILITYWHO NEEDSANYACCOMMODATIONINORDERTOPARTICIPATEINACOURTPROCEEDINGOREVENT,YOU AREENTITLED,ATNO COSTTOYOU,TOTHE PROVISIONOFCERTAIN ASSISTANCE.PLEASE CONTACT:ADACOORDINATOR,COURTADMINISTRATION,OSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE,2 COURTHOUSESQUARE, SUITE6300,KISSIMMEE, FL34741,(407)742-2417, FAX407-835-5079AT LEAST7DAYSBEFORE YOURSCHEDULED COURTAPPEARANCE,OR IMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVINGNOTIFICATIONIF THETIMEBEFORETHE SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. Dated:April3,2018. KelleyKronenberg 8201PetersRoad, Suite4000, FortLauderdale,FL33324 Phone:(954)370-9970 Fax:(954)252-4571 ServiceE-Mail: ftlrealprop@kelleykronenberg.com /s/JasonM.Vanslette JasonM.Vanslette,Esq. FBN:92121 April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2015-CA-003030MF MTGLQINVESTORS,L.P., Plaintiff, vs. ALOISIAA.WINTER,A/K/A ALOISIAWINTER,ETAL., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentdatedMarch29,2018, enteredinCivilCaseNo. 2015-CA-003030MFinthe CircuitCourtofthe9thJudicialCircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida,whereinMTGLQINVESTORS,L.P., Pl aintiff,andTHEUNKNOWNHEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,CREDITORS, TRUSTEESANDALLOTHERSWHOMAYCLAIMAN INTERESTINTHEESTATE OFALOISAA.WINTER A/K/AALOISAWINTER,DECEASED;EAGLELAKE PHASE1SUBDIVISION HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.;JERRY MEDEIROS;SUNTRUST BANK,areDefendants,Clerk ofCourt,willsellthepropertyatpublicsaleatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimm ee,FL34741beginningat 11:00A.M.,onMAY15, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgment,towit:. LOT35A,EAGLELAKE PHASEI,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK14,PAGES141-143 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. P ropertyAddress: 3209EagleWatchDrive, Kissimmee,FL34746 ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDEN SMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. IFYOUAREAPERSON WITHADISABILITYWHO NEEDSANYACCOMMODATIONINORDERTOPARTICIPATEINACOURTPROCEEDINGOREVENT,YOU AREENTITLED,ATNO COSTTOYOU,TOTHE PROVISIONOFCERTAIN ASSISTANCE.PLEASE CONTACT:ADACOORDINATOR,COURTADMINISTRATION,OSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE,2 COURTHOUSESQUARE SUITE6300,KISSIMMEE FL34741,(407)742-2417 FAX407-835-5079AT LEAST7DAYSBEFORE YOURSCHEDULED COURTAPPEARANCE,OR IMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVINGNOTIFICATIONIF THETIMEBEFORETHE SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. Dated:April3,2018. KelleyKronenberg 8201PetersRoad, Suite4000, FortLauderdale,FL33324 Phone:(954)370-9970 Fax:(954)252-4571 ServiceE-Mail: ftlrealprop@kelleykronenbe rg.com / s/JasonM.Vanslette JasonM.Vanslette,Esq. FBN:92121 April7,14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE A.R.C.TOWINGInc.gives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthese vehiclesonAPRIL20,2018, 08:00a.m.,at7421W.Irlo BronsonHighway,Kissimmee,FL34747,pursuantto subsection713.78ofthe FloridaStatutes. A.R.C.TOWINGInc.reservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. 1)1999FORD VIN: 1FTNF20L1XEB54191 2)2006MAZDA VIN: 1YVHP80C465M01015 3)2012DODGE VIN: 2C3CDXHG7CH304149 4)2003CHEVROLET VIN: 2CNBJ634136929841 5)2005DODGE VIN: 2D4FV48V65H536251 6)2010HONDA VIN: 2HGFA1F82AH526347 7)2017NISSAN VIN: 3N1AB7AP7HY263318 8)2012NISSAN VIN: 3N1CN7AP5 CL903094 9 )2014VOLKSWAGEN VIN: 3VW2K7AJ6EM427235 10)2006MITSUBISHI VIN: JA3AJ26E56U061067 11)2014KIA VIN: KNAGM4AD5E5074498 April7,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION Thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldatauctionfreeofall priorliensforcash. 1)2000NISSANSentraBlue VIN:3N1CB51D8YL333053 2)2002LEXUSIS300White VIN: JTHBD192020055606 3)1999TOYOTARav4Silver VIN:JT3GP10V6X7064187 4)2004NISSANAltimaSLBrown VIN: 1N4AL11D94C130193 5)2001BMW325ci2Door Convertible-Black VIN:WBABS33451JY53389 6)2007MERCEDESC230Black VIN:WDBRF52H67F919450 7)2003HONDAElementSilver VIN:5J6YH28553L013525 SaleDate:APRIL21,2018 SaleTime: 10:00A.M. SaleLocation: MagicTows, LLC.-1201SawdustTrailKissimmee,Florida34744 April7,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION PublicNoticeisherebygiven thatACETRANSPORTATIONSYSTEMSLLC,d/b/a ACEWRECKER,willholda publicauctionat8:00A.M., onAPRIL27,2018,at:6671 OsceolaPolkLineRoad, Davenport,FL33896.Pursuanttothelawsofthestate thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldtothehighestbidder: 1)2002NISSAN VIN:3N1AB51D42L716129 2)2014NISSAN VIN: 3N1AB7AP5EY208667 Termsofthesalearecash andnochecksareaccepted Sellerreservestherightto finalbid.Allsalesarefinal Norefundswillbemade Saleautowillbesold"asis" withnoguarantee. April7,2018 NOTICEOFSALE JOE'SAUTOSERVICE CENTERINC.,112313th STREET,STCLOUD,FL 34769 Towed-03/15/2018 Year-2014 Make-CHEVY VIN: 1G1PA5SH8E7481442 DateofSale-04/20/2018 Time: 10:00a.m. LocationofSale :Joe'sAuto ServiceCenterINC.,1123 13thStreet,St.Cloud,FL 34769 April7,2018 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. FLORIDA STATEWIDE Building Supplies SAWMILLS from only $4397.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N040718.SNG Week of April 2, 2018 1993NISSANPick-up 1Owner,EverythingWorks! A/C-125KMiles$2995 Call-407-747-9945 2006CHEVYIMPALA Clean,Cold,Efficient 76Kmiles-Only$4950 CallToday-321-750-7644

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 21 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE OnAPRIL26,2018,at9:00 A.M.,anactionwilltake placeatH&HTowingand Recovery,3501Pugmill Road,Kissimmee,FL34744 Thevehicleswhichwillbe auctionedinclude: 1)2005FORD VIN:1FMZK02175GA61198 2)2003VOLKSWAGEN VIN:WVWRH63BX3P282403 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2016-CA-000589MF WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PAULOC.NASCIMENTO, etal., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderdated March10,2018,enteredin CaseNo.2016-CA-000589 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NinthJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinWellsFargoBank, N.A.,is thePlaintiff,and PauloC.Nascimento;AlessandraHeraneNascimento, a/k/aAlessandraH.Nascimento,a/k/aAlessandraA. Nascimento;ParadisePalms ResortHomeownersAssociation,Inc.;ParadisePalms Club,LLC,aretheDefendants,thatArmandoR. Ramirez,OsceolaCounty ClerkofCourtwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashat,Suite2600/Room 2602,2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,FL34741,beginningat11:00A.M.,onthe1st dayofMAY,2018,thefol lowingdescribedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT44,PARADISEPALMS RESORT-PHASE3A,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK22,PAGE 68,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationino rdertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingo rvoiceimpaired,call711. Datedonthis3rddayof April2018. 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/JulieAnthousis JulieAnthousis,Esquire FloridaBarNo.55337 FileNo.16-F02468 April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION CASENO.2018-CP-104 INRE:THEESTATEOF EVELYNG.ZIEMER, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS (SummaryAdministration) TOALLPERSONSHAVING CLAIMSORDEMANDS AGAINSTTHEABOVE ESTATE: Youareherebynotifiedthat anOrderofSummaryAdministrationhasbeenenteredin theEstateof EVELYNG. ZIEMER ,deceased,Case Number:2018-CP-104,by theCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivisio n;theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,Florida34741; thattheDecedentsdateof deathwasJuly6,2017;that thetotalvalueoftheestateis $0.00,thatthenamesand addressesofthosetowhom ithasbeenassignedbysuch orderare:PatriciaD. Roberts,349LakeDr.,Ft. WaltonBch,FL32548,and WilliamG.Ziemer,1915 ParadiseDr.,Kissimmee,FL 34741. ALLINTERESTEDPERSONSARENOTIFIED THAT: Allcreditorsoftheestateof thedecedentandpersons havin gclaimsordemands againsttheestateofthedecedentotherthanthosefor whomprovisionforpayment wasmadeintheOrderof SummaryAdministration mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHINTHETIME PERIODSSETFORTHIN SECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE. ALLCLAIMSANDDEMANDSNOTSOFILED WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGANY OTHERAPPLICABLETIME PERIOD,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateofthe firstpublicationofthisNoticeis:April7, 2018. / s/PatriciaD.Roberts PatriciaD.Roberts, Petitioner LISAJOSPENCER FloridaBarNo.0002925 lisajo@lisajospencerlaw.com LISAJOSPENCER,P.A. 151MaryEstherBoulevard, Suite503, MaryEsther,FL32569 (850)226-4998/ (850)226-4981fax ATTORNEYFOR PETITIONER April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2016-CA-002915MF PENNYMACLOAN SERVICES,LLC; Plaintiff, vs. LINETTER.CARROLL, ET.AL., Defendants NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISGIVENthat,in accordancewiththeFinal JudgmentofForeclosure datedFebruary28,2018,in theabove-styledcause,the ClerkofCourt,Armando Ramirez,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashatSuite2600/Room# 2602,oftheOsceolaCourthouse,2courthouseSquare, Kissimmee,FL34741,on APRIL17,2018at11:00 a.m.,thefollowingdescribed property: LOTNO.376,OFSOUTHERNPINES,UNIT3A,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK20PAGE31 THROUGH36,INCLUSIVE OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. P ropertyAddress: 4950WINDBOURNEWAY, SAINTCLOUD,FL34772 ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERT YOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. Pleasecontact:ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,(407)742-2417,Fax #:407-835-5079atleast7 da ysbeforeyourscheduled courtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivingnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledcourtappearance islessthan7days.Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. WITNESSmyhandon March26,2018. B y: /s/MatthewM.Slowik MatthewM.Slowik,Esq. FBN#:92553 AttorneysforPlaintiff MarinosciLawGroup,P.C. 100WestCypress CreekRoad,Suite1045 FortLauderdale,FL33309 Phone:( 954)-644-8704; F ax(954)772-9601 ServiceFL@mlgdefaultlaw.com ServiceFL2@mlgdefaultlaw.com File#:16-13728-FC March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.:2018-CP-000154 InReTheEstateOf: CLAYTONLAMONT WORLEY, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theformaladministrationof theEstateofCLAYTON LAMONTWORLEY,deceased,FileNumber2018CP-000154,hascommencedintheProbateDivisionoftheCircuitCourt, OsceolaCounty,Florida,the addressofwhichis2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, FL34741.Thenamesand addressesofthePersonal Repres entativeandthePersonalRepresentative'sattorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent, andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst thedecedent'sestateon whomacopyofthisnotice hasbeenservedmustfile theirclaimswiththisCourtat theaddresssetforthabove WITHINTHELATEROF THREEMONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEASSETFORTHBELOWORTHIRTYDAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONSUCHCREDIT OR. Allothercreditorsorpersonshavingclaimsordemandsagainstdecedent's estateonwhomacopyof thisnoticehasnotbeen servedmustfiletheirclaims withthisCourtattheaddresssetforthaboveWITHINTHREEMONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEASSETFORTHBELOW. ALLCLAIMSANDDEMANDSNOTFILEDWITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSET FORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSS ETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateofthefirstpublicationofthisnoticeis:March 31,2018. P ersonalRepresentative: SHAYLAWORLEY 859LenoxOaksCircle Atlanta,GA30324 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: ERICS.MASHBURN LawOfficeofEricS.Mashburn,P.A.,PostOfficeBox 771268,WinterGarden,FL 34777-1268,(407)656-1576 E-mail:info@wintergardenlaw.com FloridaBarNumber:263036 March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT, NINTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT, STATEOFFLORIDA, INANDFOR OSCEOLACOUNTY PROBATEDIVISION File#:2018-CP-000129PR DIVISION:__ INRE:CHARLENE ADELEPHILLIPS, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateofCHARLENE ADELEPHILLIPS,deceased, whosedateofdeathwas January21,2018,ispending intheCircuitCourtfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, ProbateDivision;FileNo. 2018-CP-000129-PR;theaddressofwhichis:2CourthouseSqar e,#2000,Kissimmee,FL34741.Thenames andaddressesofthePersonalRepresentativeandthe PersonalRepresentatives a ttorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,including unmatured,contingentorliquidatedclaims,andwho havebeenservedacopyof thisnotice,mustfiletheir claimswiththiscourtWITHINTHELATEROFTHREE (3)MONTHSAFTERTHE DATEOFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONO FTHISNOTICEORTHIRTY(30)DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstthedecedentsestate,includingunmatured, contingentorunliquidated claims,mustfiletheirclaims withthisCourtWITHIN THREEMONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINSECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATEC ODE WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. THEDATEOFFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEIS:March31,2018. P ersonalRepresentative: CHRISTINEWESLEY 5303W.ClevelandSt. Tampa,Florida33609 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: D.MichaelLins,Esquire FloridaBarNo.435899 LINSLAWGROUP,P.A. 14497N.DaleMabry Highway,Suite160-N, Tampa,FL336 18 P h.(813)386-5768 Fax(813)968-9426 PrimaryE-mail: mike@linslawgroup.com SecondaryE-Mail: kris@linslawgroup.com March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION File#:2018-CP-000156PR Division:__ INRE:ESTATEOF AUDREYJ.GULLICKSON, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateofAUDREYJ.GULLICKSON,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasJanuary9, 2018,ispendingintheCircuitCourtofOsceolaCounty, Florida,ProbateDivision,the addressofwhichis:2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, Florida34741.Thenames andaddressesofthepersonalrepresentativeandthepersonalrepresentative'sattorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETHE LATEROF3MONTHS AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHE,DATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandothe rpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedent'sestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINFLORIDASTATUTESSECTION 733.702WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateofthefirstpublicationofthisnoticeis:Marc h 31,2018. P ersonalRepresentative: /s/PaulaJ.Cogswell PAULAJ.COGSWELL 305StonewallStreet Raeford,NorthCarolina 28376 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/TimothyL.Finkenbinder TimothyL.Finkenbinder Attorney FloridaBarNo.0025480 OVERSTREET,MILES, CUMBIE&FINKENBINDER, P.A.,100ChurchStreet Kissimmee,FL34741 Telephone:(407)847-5151 Fax:(407)847-3353 E-Mail: tfinkenbinder@kisslawyer.co m SecondaryE-Mail: tmorgan@kisslawyer. com M arch31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PROBATEDIVISIO N FileNo.2018-CP-000141PR DIVISION:Probate. INRE:ESTATEOFANITA GEORGIECROSSMAN A/K/A/ANITAG.CROSSMAN, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe EstateofANITAGEORGIE CROSSMAN,a/k/aANITAG CROSSMAN,deceased whosedateofdeathwas December1,2017,is pendingintheCircuitCourt forOsceolaCounty,Florida ProbateDivision,thead dressofwhichis:2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee Florida34741.Thenames andaddressesofthePersonalRepresentativeandthe PersonalRepresentativesattorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisre quiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF THREE(3)MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFTHISNOTICE ONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis CourtWITHIN(3)MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE, ALLCLAIMSNOTSO FILEDWITHINTHETIME PERIODSETFORTHIN SECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. ThedateoffirstPublication ofthisnoticeis:March31 2018. PersonalRepresentative : /s/BarbaraJoyceTaylo r BarbaraJoyceTaylor 3259VillaWayCircl e St.Cloud,Florida34769 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/C.D.LewisJr. C.D.LEWISJr. Attorneyfor BarbaraJoyceTaylor FloridaBarNo.435848. LEWISandMASSEY,P.A. Attorneys-at-Law 1021MassachusettsAvenue P.O.Box701654,St.Cloud Florida34770-1654 Telephone:(407)892-5138 Fax#:(407)892-1534 E-Mail: cdlewis@lewismasseylaw. com March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A PROBATEDIVISIO N File#:2018-CP-000142PR Division:_____ INRE:ESTATEOF RANDALLROYKELLEY, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateofRANDALLRO Y KELLEY,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasJanuary1 2018,ispendingintheCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis : 2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,Florida34741 Thenamesandaddressesof thepersonalrepresentative andthepersonalrepresentative'sattorneyaresetforth below. 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 733.702WIFEBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TI MEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE.ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisnoticeis:March31 2018. PersonalRepresentative : /s/SallyA.Evers SALLYA.EVER S 6975RancheroCourt St.Cloud,Florida34771 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/FredH.Cumbie,Jr. FredH.Cumbie,Jr. Attorney FloridaBarNo.0141664 Overstreet,Miles,Cumbie &Finkenbinder,P.A. 100ChurchStreet Kissimmee,Florida34741 Telephone:(407)847-5151 Fax:(407)847-3353 E-Mail: fcumbie@kisslawyer.com SeconaryE-Mail: tmorgan@kisslawyer.com March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2016-CA-001283 BLOSSOMPARKVILLAS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff(s), vs. ROSATAVAREZ; LESLYDESINOR,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISGIVENthat,in accordancewiththeFinal JudgmentofForeclosure AfterDefault,enteredMarch 20,2018,intheabovestyled cause,intheCircuitCourtof OsceolaCountyFlorida,the ClerkofCourtwillselltothe hig hestandbestbidderthe followingdescribedproperty inaccordancewithSection 45.031oftheFloridaStatutes: Building1100,UnitNo.206, BLOSSOMPARKVILLAS,a condominium,accordingto theDeclarationofCondominiumthereof,recordedinOfficialRecords Book2426,atPage2665,of thePublicRecordsof OsceolaCounty,Florida, togetherwithanundivided interestinthecommonelementsappurtenantthereto. forcashinan InPerson Sale at2Courthouse Square, Kissimmee,FL 34741beginning at11:00 A.M.,onMAY8,2018. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate oftheLisPendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,to theprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleaseco ntact: ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL34741,(407)7422417,Fax#:407-835-5079 atleast7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingnotificationifthetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceislessthan7days. Ifyouarehearingorvoice impaired,call711toreach theTelecommunicationsRelayService. Datedonthe3rddayofApril 2018. / s /CandiceJ.Hart CandiceJ.Hart,Esquire f/k/aCandiceJ.Gundel,Esq. FloridaBar:No.071895 Primary: chart@blawgroup.com Secondary: Service@BLawGroup.com BUSINESSLAWGROUP, P.A.,301W.PlattStreet,# 375,Tampa,FL33606 Telephone:(813)379-3804 Facsimile:(813)221-7909 April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2018CP000140-PR INRE:ESTATEOFSUSAN RITASCHUCHMAN,a/k/a SUSANRITAHELLER, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS TOALLPERSONSHAVINGCLAIMSORDEMANDSAGAINSTTHE ABOVEESTATE: Theadministrationofthe estateofSUSANRITA SCHUCHMAN,a/k/aSUSAN RITAHELLER,deceased, FileNumber2018-CP000140-PR,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforOsceola County,Flori da,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis: TwoCourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,FL34741.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentative's attorneyaresetforthbelow. ALLINTERESTEDPERSONARENOTIFIEDTHAT: Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,including unmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims,onwhoma copyofthisnoticeisserved mustfiletheirclai mswiththis CourtWITHINTHELATER OFTHREEMONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEORTHIRTY DAYSAFTERTHEDATE OFSERVICEOFACOPY OFTHISNOTICEON THEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,including unmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims,mustfile theirclaimswiththisCourt WITHINTHREEMONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSANDDEMANDSNO TSOFILED WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. ThedateofthefirstpublicationofthisNoticeis:March 31,2018. J UDITHHALPERIN PersonalRepresentative 1005WildElmStreet Celebration,FL34747 FrankG.Finkbeiner, Attorney FloridaBarNo.146738 108HillcrestStreet P.O.Box1789 Orlando,FL32802-1789 (407)423-0012 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative Designated: frank@fgfatlaw.com Secondary: sharon@fgfatlaw.com March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHE9thJUDICIAL CIRCUITINAN D FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A CASENo.:16-CA-2630MF BAYVIEWLOAN SERVICING,LLC, aDelawareLimited LiabilityCompany, Plaintiff, vs. ANALOPEZ,A/K/AANAM LOPEZ,UNKNOW N SPOUSEOFANALOPEZ A/K/AANAM.LOPEZ,N/K/A RICARDOPOLL, Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrdero n PlaintiffsMotiontoReset ForeclosureSaledatedApril 3,2018,andenteredinCase No.16-CA-2630MFofthe CircuitCourtofthe9thJudicialCircuit,inandfor OSCEOLACounty,Florida whereinBAYVIEWLOAN SERVICING,LLC,a DelawareLimitedLiability Company,isthePlaintiff,and ANALOPEZ,A/K/AANAM LOPEZ,UNKNOW N SPOUSEOFANALOPEZ A/K/AANAM.LOPEZ,N/K/A RICARDOPOLL,arethe Defendant(s),theClerkofthe Courtwillselltothehighest bidderforcashonMAY22 2018,at11:00A.M.,atSuite 2600/Room2601,Osceola CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee FL34741,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidSummaryFinalJudgmentlyingandbeingsituate inOSCEOLACounty,Florida,towit: Lots149and150,CENTRALACRESSECTION THREE,asrecordedinPlat Book2atpage8,ofthe PublicRecordsofOsceola County,Florida.Subjectto : conditions,limitations,reservations,restrictions easementsandallother mattersofthePublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty Florida.easements,rightof way,andrestrictions,if any. AND 1982NEWH,MobileHome IdentificationNo GB1CS220069B,Florida MobileHomeTitleCertificateNo.21521999 AND 1983SKYL,MobileHome IdentificationNo 01610142S,FloridaMobile HomeTitleCertificateNo 22246262 AND 1982NEWH,MobileHome IdentificationNo GB1CS220069A,Florida MobileHomeTitleCertificationNo.21522000 Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida (407)742-2417,atleast7 daysbeforeyourscheduled courtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearancei s lessthan7days;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call711. Pleasearrive15minutesbeforethestartofthescheduledhearingtimetoviewthe calendarpostedoutsidethe courtroom.Thecourtroomin whichyourhearingwillbe heldwillbepostedonthe calendar. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTH E PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELI S PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAY S AFTERTHESALE.TH E CLERKSHALLRECEIVEA SERVICECHARGEOFUP TO$70FORSERVICESIN MAKING,RECORDING ANDCERTYFINGTHE SALEANDTITLETHAT SHALLBEASSESSEDAS COSTS.THECOURT,I N ITSDISCRETION,MAYENLARGETHETIMEOFTHE SALE.NOTICEOFTHE CHANGEDTIMEOFSALE SHALLBEPUBLISHEDAS PROVIDEDHEREIN. DATEDonthis3rddayof April2018. STRAUS&EISLER,P.A. AttorneysforPlaintiff 2500WestonRoad, Suite213 Weston,FL33331 954-349-9400 By:/s/MichaelJ.Eisler MichaelJ.EislerEsq. FloridaBarNo.500615 April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.: 49-2012-CA-001432MF WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RICKA.STORACIA/K/A RICKSTORACI;et.al., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatsalewillbemadepursuanttoanOrderResetting SaleenteredonFebruary27, 2018,inCivilCaseNo.492012-CA-001432-MF,ofthe CircuitCourtoftheNINTH JudicialCircuitinandfor OsceolaCounty,F lorida, wherein,WELLSFARGO BANK,N.A.,isthePlaintiff, andRICKA.STORACI, A/K/ARICKSTORACI; COLLEENSTORACI KNOWNSPOUSEOFRICK A.STORACI,A/K/ARICK STORACI;BELLALAGO ANDISLESOFBELLALAGOCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.,A/K/ABELLALAGOCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;ANYAND ALLUNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBY,THROUGH, UNDERANDAGAINSTTHE HEREINNAMEDINDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S)WHO ARENOTKNOWNTOBE DEADORALIVE,WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWN PARTIESMAYCLAIMAN INTERESTASSPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,OROTHER CLAIMANTS,aretheDefendants.TheCler kofthe Court,ArmandoRamirez,will selltothehighestbidderfor cashinSuite2600/Room 2602oftheOsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Kissimmee,FL 34741onMAY1,2018at 11:00AMESTthefollowing describedrealpropertyas setforthinsaidFinalJudgment,towit: LOT143,BELLALAGOPHASE3,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK17,PAGE89,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUS FROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. I MPORTANT 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,call711toreachthe TelecommunicationsRelay Service DATEDonthis4thdayof April2018. A LDRIDGE|PITE,LLP AttorneyforPlaintiff 1615SouthCongress Avenue,Suite200, DelrayBeach,FL33445 Telephone:(561)392-6391 Facsimile:(561)392-6 965 B y: /s/SusanSparks SUSANSPARKS,Esq. FBN#:33626 PrimaryE-Mail: ServiceMail@aldridgepite.co m 1175-760 April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.: 49-2012-CA-001432MF WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RICKA.STORACIA/K/A RICKSTORACI;et.al., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatsalewillbemadepursuanttoanOrderResetting SaleenteredonFebruary27, 2018,inCivilCaseNo.492012-CA-001432-MF,ofthe CircuitCourtoftheNINTH JudicialCircuitinandf or OsceolaCounty,Florida, wherein,WELLSFARGO BANK,N.A.,isthePlaintiff, andRICKA.STORACI, A/K/ARICKSTORACI; COLLEENSTORACI KNOWNSPOUSEOFRICK A.STORACI,A/K/ARICK STORACI;BELLALAG O ANDISLESOFBELLALAGOCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.,A/K/ABELLALAGOCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;ANYAND ALLUNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBY,THROUGH UNDERANDAGAINSTTHE HEREINNAMEDINDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S)WHO ARENOTKNOWNTOBE DEADORALIVE,WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWN PARTIESMAYCLAIMAN INTERESTASSPOUSES HEIRS,DEVISEES GRANTEES,OROTHE R CLAIMANTS,aretheDefendants.TheClerkofthe Court,ArmandoRamirez,will selltothehighestbidderfor cashinSuite2600/Room 2602oftheOsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Kissimmee,FL 34741onMAY1,2018at 11:00AMESTthefollowing describedrealpropertyas setforthinsaidFinalJudgment,towit: LOT143,BELLALAGO PHASE3,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLA T BOOK17,PAGE89,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTH E PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELI S PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAY S AFTERTHESALE. IMPORTANT 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,call711toreachthe TelecommunicationsRelay Service DATEDonthis4thdayof April2018. ALDRIDGE|PITE,LLP AttorneyforPlaintiff 1615SouthCongress Avenue,Suite200, DelrayBeach,FL33445 Telephone:(561)392-6391 Facsimile:(561)392-6965 By: /s/SusanSparks SUSANSPARKS,Esq. FBN#:33626 PrimaryE-Mail: Se rviceMail@aldridgepite.co m 1 175-760 April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,IINAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-000207MF FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATON "FANNIEMAE",ACORPORATIONORGANIZEDAND EXISTINGUNDERTHE LAWSOFTHEUNITED STATESOFAMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. CARLOSIVANIRIZARRY ANDMARIBEL RODRIGUEZOTERO,etal, Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated July26,2017,andent eredin 2017-CA-000207MFofthe CircuitCourtoftheNINTH JudicialCircuitinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinFEDERALNATIONALMORTGAGEASSOCIATON"FANNIEMAE",A CORPORATIONORGANIZEDANDEXISTING UNDERTHELAWSOFTHE UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,isthePlaintiff,and CARLOSIVANIRIZARRY; MARIBELRODRIGUEZ OTERO;CROSSCREEK ESTATESATST.CLOUD HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.aretheDefendant(s).ArmandoRamirez,as theClerkoftheCircuitCourt, wil lselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashatSuite 2600/Room#2602,2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, FL34741,at11:00A.M.,on MAY1,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT16,CROSSCREEK ESTATES,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOFAS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK10,PAGES73AND 74,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PropertyAddress:3742 CROSSINGCREEKBLVD, SAINTCLOUD,FL34772 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinth esurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. I MPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,T elephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis29thdayof March2018. ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: mail@rasflaw.com By: /s/ ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: tjoseph@rasflaw.com 16-233890-MoP April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,IINAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-000207MF FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATON "FANNIEMAE",ACORPORATIONORGANIZEDAND EXISTINGUNDERTHE LAWSOFTHEUNITED STATESOFAMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. CARLOSIVANIRIZARRY ANDMARIBEL RODRIGUEZOTERO,etal, Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated J uly26,2017,andenteredin 2017-CA-000207MFofthe CircuitCourtoftheNINTH JudicialCircuitinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinFEDERALNATIONALMORTGAGEASSOCIATON"FANNIEMAE",A CORPORATIONORGANIZEDANDEXISTING UNDERTHELAWSOFTHE UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,isthePlaintiff,and CARLOSIVANIRIZARRY; MARIBELRODRIGUEZ OTERO;CROSSCREEK ESTATESATST.CLOUD HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.aretheDefendant(s).ArmandoRamirez,as theClerkofth eCircuitCourt, willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashatSuite 2600/Room#2602,2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, FL34741,at11:00A.M.,on MAY1,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT16,CROSSCREEK ESTATES,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOFAS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK10,PAGES73AND 74,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PropertyAddress:3742 CROSSINGCREEKBLVD, SAINTCLOUD,FL34772 Anypersonclaimi nganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. I MPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimm ee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis29thdayof March2018. ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: mail@rasflaw.com By: /s/ ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: tjoseph@rasflaw.com 16-233890-MoP April7,14,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : LAREDOS MEXICANGRILL locatedat:5295W.IrloBronsonMemorialHighway,inthe CountyofOsceola,inthe CityofKissimmee,Florida 34746,intendstoregisterthe saidnamewiththeDivision ofCorporationsoftheFloridaDepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthecorporationinterestedinsaidbusinessenterpriseisasfollows: LAREDOSOF KISSIMMEECORP DATEDatKissimmee OsceolaCounty,Florida,on this4thdayofApril,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A Case#:2016-CA-003012MF WINDSORHILLSMASTER COMMUNITYASSOCI ATION,INC.,aFloridanonprofitcorporation,andTHE VISTASATWINDSOR HILLSTOWNHOMES HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,aFloridanonprofitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. ANKURSHAH,individually ; et.al., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEisherebygivenpursuanttoaSummaryFinal JudgmentofForeclosureand AwardofAttorneysFeesand Costs,datedMarch29,2018 andenteredinCaseNumber : 2016-CA-003012-MF,ofthe CircuitCourtinandfo r OsceolaCounty,Florida whereinWINDSORHILLS MASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.,ANDTHE VISTASATWINDSOR HILLSTOWNHOMES HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,isthePlaintiff andANKURSHAHandUNKNOWNSPOUSEO F ANKURSHAH,arethe Defendants,theOsceola CountyClerkoftheCourtwill selltothehighestandbest bidderforcash,atth e OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600Room#2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741,beginningat11:00oclockA.M.on the15thdayofMAY,2018 thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidSummaryFinalJudgmentofForeclosureandAwardofAttorneysFeesandCosts,to-wit : PropertyAddress: 2575ManeshawLane, Kissimmee,Florida34747 PropertyDescription: Lot4,Building16,WINDSORHILLSPHASEFOUR accordingtothemapor platthereof,asrecordedin PlatBook16,Page(s)166 and167,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty Florida Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontactCourtAdministrationat TwoCourthouseSquare Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisSummons.Ifyouare hearingimpairedcall(800) 955-8771;ifyouarevoice impaired,call(800)955 8770. DATEDonthis29thdayof March2018. /s/JenniferL.Davis JohnL.DiMasi FloridaBarNo.0915602 PatrickJ.Burton FloridaBarNo.:0098460 JenniferL.Davis FloridaBarNo.:0879681 TobySnively FloridaBarNo.:0125998 LAWOFFICESOF JOHNL.DIMASI,P.A. 801N.OrangeAvenue,Suite 500,Orlando,Florida32801 Ph(407)839-3383 Fx(407)839-3384 PrimaryE-Mail: jdavis@orlando-law.com AttorneysforPlaintiff April7,14,2018

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Page 22 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 7, 2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-002995MF U.S.BANKTRUST,N.A., ASTRUSTEEFORLSF9 MASTERPARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. HOPEA.PICKELL,etal, Defendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE RE-NOTICEISHEREBY GIVENpursuanttoanOrder GrantingPlaintiffsMotionto RescheduleForeclosureSale filedMarch13,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-002995MFoftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial Ci rcuitinandforOSCEOLA COUNTY,Florida,wherein U.S.BANKTRUST,N.A.,AS TRUSTEEFORLSF9MASTERPARTICIPATION TRUST,isPlaintiff,and HOPEA.PICKELL,etal,are theDefendants,theclerk, ArmandoR.Ramirez,willsell tothehighestandbestbidderforcash,beginningat 11:00A.M.,OsceolaCounty Courthouse2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room Number2602,Kissimmee, FL34741,inaccordancewith Chapter45,FloridaStatutes, onthe1stdayofMAY,2018, thefollow ingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidLis Pendens,towit: LOT3,NOVABAYII,ACCORDINGTOTHEOFFICIALPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK11,PAGE181OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatei n thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactthe ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. D ated:March29,2018. PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC AttorneysforPlaintiff 2727WestCypressCreek Road,FortLauderdale,FL 33309 Tel:954-462-7000 Fax:954-462-7001 Servicebyemail:FL.Service@PhelanHallinan.com By: /s/HeatherGriffiths PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC HeatherGriffiths,Esq. FloridaBarNo.0091444 EmilioR.Lenzi,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0668273 PH#78076 April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2016-CA-001284 BLOSSOMPARKVILLAS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,INC, Plaintiff(s), vs. LEOCADIOPEREZ,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISGIVENthat,in accordancewiththeFinal JudgmentofForeclosure AfterDefault,enteredMarch 29,2018,intheabovestyled cause,intheCircuitCourtof OsceolaCountyFlorida,the ClerkofCourtwillselltothe highestandbestbidderthe following describedproperty inaccordancewithSection 45.031oftheFloridaStatutes: UNIT205,BUILDING400, BLOSSOMPARKVILLAS, ACONDOMINUIM,ACCORDINGTOTHEDECLARATIONOFCONDOMINIUMFILEDINO.R. BOOK2426,PAGE2665 ANDANYAMENDMENTS THERETO,ALSORECORDEDINCONDOMINIUM BOOK6,PAGES176 THROUGH183,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDATOGETHERWITHAN UNDIVIDEDINTERESTIN ANDTOTHECOMMON ELEMENTSAPPURTENANTTOSAIDUNIT. 3016ParkwayBlvd205, Kissimmee,FL347 47 forcashinan InPerson Sale at2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room 2602,Kissimmee,FL34741 beginningat11:00A.M.,on MAY15,2018. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate oftheLisPendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare e ntitled,atnocosttoyou,to theprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact: ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL34741,(407)7422417,Fax#:407-835-5079 atleast7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingnotificationifthetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceislessthan7days. Ifyouarehearingorvoice impaired,call711toreach theTelecommunicationsRelayService. Datedonthe3rddayofApril 2018. / s/CandiceJ.Hart CandiceJ.Hart,Esquire f/k/aCandiceJ.Gundel,Esq. FloridaBar:No.071895 Primary: chart@blawgroup.com Secondary: Service@BLawGroup.com BUSINESSLAWGROUP, P.A.,301W.PlattStreet,# 375,Tampa,FL33606 Telephone:(813)379-3804 Facsimile:(813)221-7909 April7,14,2018 INTHECOUNTYCOUR OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CC-002920CL POINCIANAPORTFOLIO SERVICES,LLC,ASASSIGNEEOFASSOCIATION OFPOINCIANAVILLAGES INC.,aFloridanot-for-profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. FELIXMEJIA,etal, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: FELIXMEJIA 8DorsetDrive Kissimmee,FL34758 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen commencedagainstyouto ForecloseaClaimofLienfor unpaidAssessmentsowedto thePlaintiffonthefollowing realproperty,lyingandbeingsituatedinOsceola County,Florida,moreparticularlydescribedasfollows: LOT4,INBLOCK534,OF POINCIANANEIGHBORHOOD1,VILLAGE2,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK3,AT PAGE(S)69THROUGH87 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Thispropertyislocatedat thestreetaddressof:8 DorsetDrive,Kissimmee FL34758 Thisactionhasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefense,ifany uponGarfinkelWhynot,Attorneys'forPlaintiff,whose addressis:300NorthMaitlandAvenue,Maitland,FL 32751,within30daysafter thefirstpublicationofthisnoticeandfiletheoriginalwith theClerkoftheCourteither beforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded intheComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdescribednotice;if youarehearingimpaired,call 1-(800)955-8770,Ifyouare voiceimpaired,call1-(800) 955-8771. WITNESSmyhandand SealofsaidCourtthis22nd dayofMarch2018. ( CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCourt By:/s /SM AsDeputyClerk 20150-288 March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHENINTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. GENERALJURISDICTIONDIVISION CASENO.:2017-CA-001598 U.S.BANK,NATIONALASSOCIATIONASLEGALTITLE TRUSTEEFORTRUMAN2016SC6TITLETRUST, Plaintiff, vs. JOHNNYRIVERAANDMIRIAMRIVERA,ANDALLUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMINGBY,THROUGH,UNDERAND AGAINSTTHEABOVENAMEDDEFENDANTWHOAREUNKNOWNTOBEDEADORALIVEWHETHERSAIDUNKNOWNAREPERSONS,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTESS, OROTHERCLAIMANTS;THEUNKNOWNSPOUSEOF JOHNNYRIVER A;THEUNKNOWNSPOUSEOFMIRIAM RIVERA;INDIANLAKESHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION, INC.;CITYOFST.CLOUD;OSCEOLACOUNTYCLERKOF COURT;MIDLANDFUNDINGLLC;TENANT1/UNKNOWN TENANT;TENANTII/UNKNOWNTENANT;TENANTIII/UNKNOWNTENANTANDTENANTIV/UNKNOWNTENANT,IN POSSESSIONOFTHESUBJECTPROPERTY;UNKNOWN TENANTNO.1;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.2;andALLUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMINGINTERESTSBY,THROUGH, UNDERORAGAINSTANAMEDDEFENDANTTOTHIS ACTION,ORHAVINGORCLAIM INGTOHAVEANYRIGHT, TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREIN D ESCRIBED, Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE PURSUANTTOCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoanOrderorSummaryFinalJudgmentofforeclosuredatedMarch29,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2017-CA-001598oftheCircuitCourtin andforOsceolaCounty,Florida,whereinU.S.BANK,NATIONALASSOCIATIONASLEGALTITLETRUSTEEFORTRUMAN2016SC6TITLETRUST,isPlaintiff,andJOHNNY RIVERAANDMIRIAMRIVER AANDALLUNKNOWN PARTIESCLAIMINGBY,THROUGH,UNDERANDAGAINST THEABOVENAMEDDEFENDANTWHOAREUNKNOWN TOBEDEADORALIVEWHETHERSAIDUNKNOWNARE PERSONS,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTESS,OROTHER CLAIMANTS;THEUNKNOWNSPOUSEOFJOHNNY RIVERA;THEUNKNOWNSPOUSEOFMIRIAMRIVERA;INDIANLAKESHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.;CITYOF ST.CLOUD;OSCEOLACOUNTYCLERKOFCOURT;MIDLANDFUNDINGLLC;TENANT1/UNKNOWNTENANT;TENANTII/UNKNOWNTENANT;TENANTIII/UNKNOWNT ENANTANDTENANTIV/UNKNOWNTENANT,INPOSSESSIONOFTHESUBJECTPROPERTY;UNKNOWNTENANT NO.1;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.2;andALLUNKNOWN PARTIESCLAIMINGINTERESTSBY,THROUGH,UNDER ORAGAINSTANAMEDDEFENDANTTOTHISACTION,OR HAVINGORCLAIMINGTOHAVEANYRIGHT,TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREINDESCRIBED,arethe Defendants,ARMANDORAMREZ,ClerkoftheCircuitCourt, willselltothehighestandbestbidderforcashOsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room2602, Kissimmee,FL34741,11:00A.M.,onMAY15,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidOrderorFinal Judgment,to-wit: LOT152,INDIANLAKESPHASE4,ACCORDINGTOMAP ORPLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK16, PAGE51,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMINGANINTERESTINTHESURPLUS FROMTHESALE,IFANY,OTHERTHANTHEPROPERTY OWNERASOFTHEDATEOFTHELISPENDENSMUST FILEACLAIMWITHIN60DAYSA FTERTHESALE. I fyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Please contacttheADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,Osceola CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407)742-2417,atleast7daysbefore yourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. D ATED:April2,2018. SHDLegalGroupP.A. AttorneysforPlaintiff 499N.W.70thAvenue,Suite309 FortLauderdale,FL33317 Telephone:(954)564-0071 Facsimile:(954)564-9252 ServiceE-mail:answers@shdlegalgroup.com By: /s/MichaelAlterman MichaelAlterman FloridaBarNo.:36825 1460-167592/VMR April7,14,2018 STATEOFMAINEDISTRICTCOURT LOCATION:Lewiston ANDROSCOGGIN,ss. DOCKETNO.RE17-175 WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A. PLAINTIFF, vs. STEPHENJ.SANCHEZ DEFENDANT. ORDERONPLAINTIFF'S MOTIONFORSERVICEBYPUBLICATION TITLETOREALESTATEISINVOLVED BeforetheCourtistheMotionofPlaintiffsattorney,LoraineL. Hite,Esq.,ofthelawfirmofBendett&McHugh,PC,270FarmingtonAve.,Suite151,Farmington,CT06032foranOrder allowingServicebyAlternateMeansontheDefendant StephenJ.Sanchez,na medinaSummonsandComplaint, TitletoRealEstateInvolved,nowpendingbeforethisHonorableCourt.M.R.Civ.P.4(g)(1).Plaintiffmovesforserviceto bemadeontheDefendantStephenJ.Sanchez,bypublishing acopyofthisOrderonceaweekforthree(3)successive weeksintheOsceolaNews-Gazettewhichisanewspaperof generalcirculationintheTownofKissimmeeandCountyof Osceola,Florida,aswellasintheSunJournal,anewspaperof generalcirculationintheT ownofAuburnandtheCountyof Androscoggin,Maine. P laintiffsMotionisGRANTED. Thisisanactionfortheforeclosureofamortgageonreal propertyandmayaffectrealpropertyoftheDefendantlocated at1744HotelRoad,Auburn,ME04210-3621,anddescribedin suchMortgageDeedasrecordedinBook5947atPage256263intheAndroscogginCountyRegistryofDeeds,Auburn, Maine. Afterduediligence,PlaintiffWellsFargoBank,N.A.,hasbeen unabletomakepersonalser viceofPlaintiff'sSummonsand Complaint,TitletoEstateInvolved,onDefendantStephenJ. Sanchez.PlaintiffhasmettherequirementsofRule4(g)(1)(A)(C).M.R.Civ.P.4(g)(1)(A)-(C);4(g)(2). ITISORDERED thatservicebemadeupontheDefendant StephenJ.SanchezbypublishingacopyofthisOrderoncea weekforthree(3)successiveweeksinthe OsceolaNews-Gazette whichisanewspaperofgeneralcirculationintheTownof KissimmeeandCountyofOsceola,Flori da,aswellasinthe SunJournal,anewspaperofgeneralcirculationintheTownof AuburnandtheCountyofAndroscoggin,Maineandbymailing acopyofthisOrderaspublishedtotheDefendantat1744 HotelRoad,Auburn,ME04210-3621,thelastknownaddress ofDefendantStephenJ.Sanchez.Thismethodandmannerof serviceisreasonablycalculatedtoprovideactualnoticeofthe pendencyoftheactiontodefendantStephenJ.Sanchez. ITISFURTHERORDERED thattheDefendantS tephenJ. Sanchez,beingservedbypublication,appearandservean AnswertotheMotionorComplaintoncounselforPlaintiff, LoraineL.Hite,Bendett&McHugh,PC,270FarmingtonAvenue,Suite151,Farmington,CT06032.TheAnswermustbe filedwiththeCourtbymailingtothefollowingaddress:Clerkof Court,LewistonDistrictCourt,POBox1345,71LisbonStreet, Lewiston,Maine04240,withinforty-one(41)daysafterthefirst publicationofthisOrder. IMPORTANTNOTICE IFYOUFAILTOSERVEANANSWERWITHINTHETIME STATEDABOVE,ORIF,AFTERYOUANSWER,YOUFAIL TOAPPEARATANYTIMETHECOURTNOTIFIESYOUTO DOSO,AJUDGMENTBYDEFAULTMAYBEENTERED AGAINSTYOUINYOURABSENCEFORTHEMONEYDAMAGESOROTHERRELIEFDEMANDEDINTHECOMPLAINT.IFTHISOCCURS,YOUREMPLOYERMAYBE ORDEREDTOPAYPARTOFYOURWAGESTOTHE PLAINTIFFORYOURPERSONALPEROPERTY,INCLDUINGBANKACCOUNTSANDYOURREALESTATE,MAY BETAKENTOSATISFYTHE JUDGMENT.IFYOUINTEND TOOPPOSETHISLAWSUITE,DONOTFAILTOANSWER WITHINTHEREQUIREDTIME. IfyoubelievethePlaintiffisnotentitledtoallorpartofthe claimsetforthintheComplaintorifyoubelieveyouhavea claimofyourownagainstPlaintiff,youshouldtalktoalawyer. Ifyoufeelyoucannotaffordtopayafeetoalawyer,youmay asktheClerkofCourt,LewistonDistrictCourt,Maine,forinformationastoplaceswhereyoumayseeklegalassistance. Theclerkshal lenterthefollowingonthedocket:TheORDER datedMarch7,2018,isincorporatedinthedocketbyreference.ThisentryismadeinaccordancewithM.R.Civ.P.79(a) atthespecificdirectionoftheCourt. D ate:3/7/18 /s/NancyD.Carlson NANCYD.CARLSON Judge March31,2018 April7,14,2018 PUBLICNOTICE CommunityRedevelopmentAgency 2017AnnualReport The2017AnnualReportfortheCityofKissimmeeCommunity RedevelopmentAgencyandtheVineStreetCommunityRedevelopmentAgencymaybeinspectedintheOfficeoftheCity ClerkattheCityofKissimmee,101ChurchStreet,Kissimmee, Florida34741. InaccordancewithS.163.356(3)(c),FloridaStatutes,theCity ofKissimmeeCommunityRedevelopmentAgencyandVine StreetCommunityRedevelopmentAgency,havedeve loped theannualreportsofitsactivitiesfortheprecedingfiscalyear 2017.ThisreporthasbeenfiledwiththeKissimmeeCityClerk andisavailableforinspectionduringbusinesshoursintheofficeoftheCityClerk,locatedat101ChurchStreet,Suite526, Kissimmee,FL34741,phonenumber407-518-2308.Inaddition,thereportisavailableintheofficeoftheCRA,locatedat 101ChurchStreet,Suite110,Kissimmee,FL34741,phone number407-518-2586orontheCRAw ebpagewww.kissimmeecra.com. A pril5,7,2018 CELEBRATIONCOMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT NOTICEOFSOLICITATIONFOR REQUESTFORPROPOSALS AquaticWeedControlMaintenanceServices OsceolaCounty,Florida Noticeisherebygiventhatthe CelebrationCommunity DevelopmentDistrict (theDistrict)requestproposalsto provideaquaticweedcontrolmaintenanceservices(Request forProposalNo.2018-201AWC)including,butnotlimitedto, lakelittoralshelfmaintenance,wetlandmitigationareamaintenance,wetlandpreserveareamaintenance,andb ridgearea maintenancethroughouttheDistrict,asmorespecificallyset forthintheprojectmanual. Theprojectmanual,comprisedofproposalandcontractdocuments,willbeavailablebeginning Tuesday,April10,2018,at 11:30a.m., fromtheDistrictManagersOffice,313Campus Street,Celebration,Florida34747,orbycontactingMaria Fuentesat407-566-2018.Allprojectmanualsmustbepicked upinpersonattheDistrictOffice.Anyorallquestionsshallbe submittedinwritingtoMaria.Fuentes@Inframark.com. Firmsdesiringtoprovideservicesforthisproj ectmustsubmit ten(10)copiesoftherequiredproposalnolaterthan Monday April30,2018,by1:00p.m. attheOfficeoftheDistrictManager,313CampusStreet,Celebration,Florida34747Attn: GaryL.Moyer,atwhichtimetheproposalswillbepublicly opened.Proposalsmustbesubmittedinasealedenvelope pursuanttotheInstructionstoProposersandshallbearthe nameoftheproposerontheoutsideoftheenvelope,andshall identifythenameandnumbersoftheprojec t.Proposalsreceivedafterthetimeanddatestipulatedabovewillbereturned unopenedtotheProposer. TheDistrictseeksthemostresponsibleandresponsiveproposer.RankingofProposerswillbemadeonthebasisoffirm qualificationsandprice,inaccordancewiththecriteriasetforth intherankingworksheetcontainedwithintheprojectmanual. TheDistrictreservestherighttorejectanyandallproposals, withorwithoutcause,towaiveminortechnicalerro rsandinformalities,ortoaccepttheproposalwhich,initsjudgment,is inthebestinterestoftheDistrict. TheDistrictwillnotreimbursefirmsthatarenotawardedthe contractforanycostsrelatingtotheproposal,preparationor submittal. C elebrationCommunityDevelopmentDistrict GaryL.Moyer,DistrictManager April7,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING ORDINANCENO.2018-28 NoticeisherebygiventhatthePlanningCommissionofthe CityofSt.Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonApril17, 2018,intheCouncilChambersatCityHall,13009thStreet,St. Cloud,Floridaat6:00p.m.,willconsidertheissueandmakea recommendationtotheCityCouncilrelativetoenactmentof OrdinanceNo.2018-28entitled: ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOF ST.CLOUD,FLORIDA,AMENDINGTHELANDDEVELOPMENTCODEBYAMENDINGA RTICLEIII,ZONINGREGULATIONS,DIVISION20,SUPPLEMENTALDISTRICTREGULATIONS,TOADDSECTION3.20.37SIDEWALK CAFES,BYAMENDINGARTICLEIII,TOADDDIVISION27 ENTERTAINMENTDISTRICT,ANDAMENDINGTHECITY CODE,CHAPTER4,SECTIONS4.3AND4.4REGARDING CONSUMPTIONANDPOSSESSIONOFALCOHOLIC BEVERAGESONCITYPROPERTYANDPROVIDINGFOR SEVERABILITY,CONFLICTS,CODIFICATIONANDAN EFFECTIVEDATE. Interestedpartiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhi chtimethis ORDINANCEistobeconsideredandshallbeheardwithrespecttotheproposedORDINANCEatthePublicHearing thereon.ThisORDINANCE,initsentiretycanbereviewedat thePlanningandZoningDepartmentbetweenthehoursof 8:00a.m.and4:00p.m.MondaythroughFriday. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCommittee/Board,withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuch hearing/meeting,suchpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsandth at,forthispurpose,suchpersonmayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhich theappealistobebased,andwhichrecordisnotprovidedby theCityofSt.Cloud.(FS286.0105) InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,personsneedingassistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceedingsshouldcontacttheSecretary/ClerkoftheCommittee/ Board(listedbelow),priortoth emeeting.(FS286.26) J essieLight,PlanningCommissionSecretary 13009thStreet,St.Cloud,FL34769 Telephone:(407)957-8427 April7,2018 CELEBRATIONCOMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT NOTICEOFSOLICITATIONFOR REQUESTFORPROPOSALS LandscapeMaintenanceServicesAgreement OsceolaCounty,Florida Noticeisherebygiventhe CelebrationCommunityDevelopmentDistrict (theDistrict)requestsproposalstoprovide landscapemaintenanceservices(RequestforProposalsNo 2018-101)includingbutnotlimitedto,maintenanceofturf shrubs,groundcover,irrigation,andhardscape,aswellas trashremovalthroughouttheDistrict,asmorespecificallyset forthintheprojectmanual. Theprojectmanualcomprisedofproposalandcontractdocumentswillbeavailablebeginning Tuesday,April10,2018,at 2:00p.m., fromtheDistrictManagersOffice,313Campus Street,Celebration,Florida34747,orbycontactingMaria Fuentesat407-566-2018.Allprojectmanualsmustbepicked upinpersonattheDistrictOffice. Pre-ProposalConference:Amandatorypre-proposalconferenceandonsiteinspectionwillbeheldat 10:00a.m.onFriday,April20,20 18 ,conveningat313CampusStreet,Celebration,Florida,34747forthepurposeofintroducingtheproject andansweringanyquestionsthatproposersmayhave.There willbespaceonthebusforone(1)representativefromeach firmforthesitetour,whichwillconveneimmediatelyfollowing theconference. Firmsdesiringtoprovideservicesforthisprojectmustsubmit ten(10)copiesoftherequiredproposalnolaterthan Monday April30,2018,by10:00a.m .attheOfficeoftheDistrict Manager,313CampusStreet,Celebration,FL,34747ATTN : GaryL.Moyer,atwhichtimetheproposalswillbepublicly opened.Proposalsmustbesubmittedinasealedenvelope pursuanttotheInstructionstoProposers.Proposalsreceived afterthetimeanddatestipulatedabovewillbereturnedunopenedtotheProposer. RankingofProposerswillbemadeonthebasisofthequalificationsaccordingtothecriteriasetforthintheevaluationcriteriacontainedwithintheprojectmanual.TheDistrictreservesthe righttorejec tanyandallproposals,withorwithoutcause,to waiveminortechnicalerrorsandinformalities,ortoacceptthe proposalwhich,initsjudgment,isinthebestinterestofthe District. TheDistrictwillnotreimbursefirms,whicharenotawardedthe contract,foranycostsrelatingtotheproposal,preparation,or submittal. C elebrationCommunityDevelopmentDistrict GaryL.MoyerDistrictManager April7,2018 CELEBRATIONCOMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT NOTICEOFSOLICITATIONFOR REQUESTFORPROPOSALS TreeReplacementServicesAgreement OsceolaCounty,Florida Noticeisherebygiventhe CelebrationCommunityDevelopmentDistrict (theDistrict)requestsproposalstoprovidetree replacementservices(RequestforProposalsNo.2018-103)includingbutnotlimitedto,treereplacementsthroughouttheDistrict,asmorespecificallysetforthintheprojectmanual. Theprojectmanualcomprisedofproposalandcontractdocumentswillbeavailablebeginning Tuesday,April10,2018,at 2:00p.m., fromtheDistrictManagersOffice,313Campus Street,Celebration,FL34747,orbycontactingMariaFuentes at407-566-2018.AllprojectmanualsmustbepickedupinpersonattheDistrictOffice. Pre-ProposalConference:Amandatorypre-proposalconferenceandonsiteinspectionwillbeheldat 10:00a.m.onFriday,April20,2018 ,c onveningat313CampusStreet,Celebration,FL,34747forthepurposeofintroducingtheprojectand answeringanyquestionsthatproposersmayhave.Therewill bespaceonthebusforone(1)representativefromeachfirm forthesitetour,whichwillconveneimmediatelyfollowingthe conference. Firmsdesiringtoprovideservicesforthisprojectmustsubmit ten(10)copiesoftherequiredproposalnolaterthan Monday April30,2018,by10:00a.m .attheOfficeoftheDistrictManager,313CampusStreet,Celebration,FL,34747ATTN:Gary L.Moyer,atwhichtimetheproposalswillbepubliclyopened Proposalsmustbesubmittedinasealedenvelopepursuantto theInstructionstoProposers.Proposalsreceivedafterthetime anddatestipulatedabovewillbereturnedunopenedtothe Proposer. RankingofProposerswillbemadeonthebasisofthequalificationsaccordingtothecriteriasetforthintheevaluationcriteriacontainedwithintheprojectmanual.TheDistrictreservesthe righttorejectanyandallproposals,withorwithoutcause,to waiveminortechni calerrorsandinformalities,ortoacceptthe proposalwhich,initsjudgment,isinthebestinterestofthe District. TheDistrictwillnotreimbursefirms,whicharenotawardedthe contract,foranycostsrelatingtotheproposal,preparation,or submittal. C elebrationCommunityDevelopmentDistrict GaryL.MoyerDistrictManager April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2016-CA-001284 BLOSSOMPARKVILLAS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,INC, Plaintiff(s), vs. LEOCADIOPEREZ,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISGIVENthat,in accordancewiththeFinal JudgmentofForeclosure AfterDefault,enteredMarch 29,2018,intheabovestyled cause,intheCircuitCourtof OsceolaCountyFlorida,the ClerkofCourtwillselltothe highestandbestb idderthe followingdescribedproperty inaccordancewithSection 45.031oftheFloridaStatutes: UNIT205,BUILDING400, BLOSSOMPARKVILLAS, ACONDOMINUIM,ACCORDINGTOTHEDECLARATIONOFCONDOMINIUMFILEDINO.R. BOOK2426,PAGE2665 ANDANYAMENDMENTS THERETO,ALSORECORDEDINCONDOMINIUM BOOK6,PAGES176 THROUGH183,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDATOGETHERWITHAN UNDIVIDEDINTERESTIN ANDTOTHECOMMON ELEMENTSAPPURTENANTTOSAIDUNIT. 3016ParkwayBlvd205, Kissimmee,FL34747 forcashinan InPerson Sa le at2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room 2602,Kissimmee,FL34741 beginningat11:00A.M.,on MAY15,2018. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate oftheLisPendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,t o theprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact: ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL34741,(407)7422417,Fax#:407-835-5079 atleast7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingnotificationifthetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceislessthan7days. Ifyouarehearingorvoice impaired,call711toreach theTelecommunicationsRe layService. Datedonthe3rddayofApril 2018. / s/CandiceJ.Hart CandiceJ.Hart,Esquire f/k/aCandiceJ.Gundel,Esq. FloridaBar:No.071895 Primary: chart@blawgroup.com Secondary: Service@BLawGroup.com BUSINESSLAWGROUP, P.A.,301W.PlattStreet,# 375,Tampa,FL33606 Telephone:(813)379-3804 Facsimile:(813)221-7909 April7,14,2018 INTHECOUNTYCOUR OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CC-002920CL POINCIANAPORTFOLIO SERVICES,LLC,ASASSIGNEEOFASSOCIATION OFPOINCIANAVILLAGES, INC.,aFloridanot-for-profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. FELIXMEJIA,etal, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: FELIXMEJIA 8DorsetDrive Kissimmee,FL34758 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen commencedagainstyouto ForecloseaClaimofLienfor unpaidAssessm entsowedto thePlaintiffonthefollowing realproperty,lyingandbeingsituatedinOsceola County,Florida,moreparticularlydescribedasfollows: LOT4,INBLOCK534,OF POINCIANANEIGHBORHOOD1,VILLAGE2,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK3,AT PAGE(S)69THROUGH87, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Thispropertyislocatedat thestreetaddressof:8 DorsetDrive,Kissimmee, FL34758 Thisactionhasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefense,ifany, uponGarfinkelWhynot,Attorneys'forPlaintiff,whose addressis:300NorthMaitlandAvenue,Maitland,FL 32751,within30daysafter thefirstpublicationofthisnoticeandfiletheoriginalwith theClerkoftheCourteither beforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded intheComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdescribednotice;if youarehearingimpaired,call 1-(800)955-8770,Ifyouare voiceimpaired,call1-(800) 955-8771. WITNESSmyhandand SealofsaidCourtthis22nd dayofMarch2018. (CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORA MIREZ C lerkoftheCourt By:/s/SM AsDeputyClerk 20150-288 March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-001390MF DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORSOUNDVIEWHOMELOANTRUST 2006-2,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-2, Plaintiff, vs. WARRENE.TISCHER,etal, Defendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE RE-NOTICEISHEREBY GIVENpursuanttoanOrder GrantingPlaintiffsMotionto RescheduleForeclosureSale filedFebruary22,2018,and enteredinC aseNo.2016CA-001390MFoftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOSCEOLA COUNTY,Florida,wherein DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORSOUNDVIEWHOMELOANTRUST 2006-2,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-2,isPlaintiff,andWARRENE.TISCHER,etal,are Defendants,theclerk,ArmandoR.Ramirez,willsell tothehighestandbestbidderforcash,beginningat 11:00A.M.,OsceolaCounty Courthouse2Courthouse Square,Sui te2600/Room Number2602,Kissimmee, FL34741,inaccordancewith Chapter45,FloridaStatutes, onthe24thdayofAPRIL, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidLisPendens,towit: Lot14,MORELANDESTATES,PHASEONE,accordingtotheplatthereof, asrecordedinPlatBook6, Page139,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty, Florida. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactthe ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Cou rthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. D ated:March27,2018. PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC AttorneysforPlaintiff 2727WestCypressCreek Road,FortLauderdale,FL 33309 Tel:954-462-700 0 F ax:954-462-7001 Servicebyemail:FL.Service@PhelanHallinan.com By: /s/HeatherGriffiths HeatherGriffiths,Esq. FloridaBarNo.0091444 PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC EmilioR.Lenzi,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0668273 PH#75359 March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2018-CA-555FO INREFORFEITURE:2006 InternationalTowTruck, BlackinColor,bearing VIN# : 1HTMMAAM06H21706 NOTICEOFFORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TOALLPERSONSWHO CLAIMANINTERESTIN THEFOLLOWINGPROPERTY: 2006InternationalTow Truck,BlackinColor, bearingVIN#: 1HTMMAAM06H21706 RussellGibson,asSheriffof OsceolaCounty,Florida, seizedtheabovedescribed propertyonoraboutJanu ary 18,2018,inoraboutKissimmee,OsceolaCounty,Florida.AVerifiedComplaintfor OrderofProbableCause FindingandFinalOrderof Forfeiturepursuanttothe FloridaContrabandForfeitureAct,Sections932.701.7062,FloridaStatutes (2017),hasbeenfiledinthe CircuitCourt,inandfor OsceolaCounty. Ifnoclaimantappearsand noclaimisfiled,arequest willbemadeforanimmediatehearingandFinalOrder ofForfeiture. / s/KirkS.Warren KirkS.Warren,E squire P ostOfficeBox151 Lakeland,FL33802-0151 (863)688-3400 FLBarNo.439177 kswatty1@verizon.net AttorneyforPetitioner, RussellGibson,AsSheriffof OsceolaCounty,Florida. March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-001390MF DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORSOUNDVIEWHOMELOANTRUST 2006-2,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-2, Plaintiff, vs. WARRENE.TISCHER,etal, Defendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE RE-NOTICEISHEREBY GIVENpursuanttoanOrder GrantingPlaintiffsMotionto RescheduleForeclosureSale filedFebruary22,2 018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-001390MFoftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOSCEOLA COUNTY,Florida,wherein DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORSOUNDVIEWHOMELOANTRUST 2006-2,ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-2,isPlaintiff,andWARRENE.TISCHER,etal,are Defendants,theclerk,ArmandoR.Ramirez,willsell tothehighestandbestbidderforcash,beginningat 11:00A.M.,OsceolaCounty Courthouse2Cou rthouse Square,Suite2600/Room Number2602,Kissimmee, FL34741,inaccordancewith Chapter45,FloridaStatutes, onthe24thdayofAPRIL, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidLisPendens,towit: Lot14,MORELANDESTATES,PHASEONE,accordingtotheplatthereof, asrecordedinPlatBook6, Page139,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty, Florida. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactthe ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Sq uare,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. D ated:March27,2018. PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC AttorneysforPlaintiff 2727WestCypressCreek Road,FortLauderdale,FL 33309 Tel:954-462-7000 Fax:954-462-7001 Serv icebyemail:FL.Service@PhelanHallinan.com B y: /s/HeatherGriffiths HeatherGriffiths,Esq. FloridaBarNo.0091444 PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC EmilioR.Lenzi,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0668273 PH#75359 March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2018-CA-555FO INREFORFEITURE:2006 InternationalTowTruck, BlackinColor,bearing VIN# : 1HTMMAAM06H21706 NOTICEOFFORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TOALLPERSONSWHO CLAIMANINTERESTIN THEFOLLOWINGPROPERTY: 2006InternationalTow Truck,BlackinColor, bearingVIN#: 1HTMMAAM06H21706 RussellGibson,asSheriffof OsceolaCounty,Florida, seizedtheabovedescribed prop ertyonoraboutJanuary 18,2018,inoraboutKissimmee,OsceolaCounty,Florida.AVerifiedComplaintfor OrderofProbableCause FindingandFinalOrderof Forfeiturepursuanttothe FloridaContrabandForfeitureAct,Sections932.701.7062,FloridaStatutes (2017),hasbeenfiledinthe CircuitCourt,inandfor OsceolaCounty. Ifnoclaimantappearsand noclaimisfiled,arequest willbemadeforanimmediatehearingandFinalOrder ofForfeiture. / s/KirkS.War ren K irkS.Warren,Esquire PostOfficeBox151 Lakeland,FL33802-0151 (863)688-3400 FLBarNo.439177 kswatty1@verizon.net AttorneyforPetitioner, RussellGibson,AsSheriffof OsceolaCounty,Florida. March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORTHEEIGHTEENT H JUDICIALCIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A CIRCUITCIVILDIVISIO N Case#:2016-CA-001483MF THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,ASTRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFCWABS INC.,ASSET-BACKEDCERTIFICATES,SERIES2007BC1, 3000BayportDrive,Suite 880,Tampa,FL33607 Plaintiff(s), vs. RICARDORIVERA; MORTGAGEELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONSYSTEMS INC.ASNOMINEEFO R THECITGROUP/CONSUMERFINANCE,INC. Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN THAT,pursuanttoPlaintiff's FinalJudgmentofForeclosureenteredonFebruary19 2017,intheabove-captionedaction,theClerkof Court,ArmandoR.Ramirez willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741inaccordancewithChapter45, FloridaStatutes,onthe1st dayofMAY,2018at11:00 A.M.,onthefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgmentof Foreclosureororder,towit: LOT503,INDIANRIDGE VILLASPHASE5,ACCORDINGTOTHEMAPOR PLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK 10,PAGE51,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. P ROPERTYADDRESS: 7834TURKEYOAKLANE KISSIMMEE,FL32747 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustfilea claimwithinsixty(60)days afterthesale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT .IFYOU AREAPERSONWITHA DISABILITYWHONEEDS ANYACCOMMODATIONIN ORDERTOPARTICIPATE INACOURTPROCEEDING OREVENT,YOUAREENTITLED,ATNOCOSTTO YOU,TOTHEPROVISION OFCERTAINASS ISTANCE. PLEASECONTACT:ADA COORDINATOR,COURT ADMINISTRATION, OSCEOLACOUNTY COURTHOUSE,2COURTHOUSESQUARE,SUITE 6300,KISSIMMEE,FL 34741,(407)742-2417,FAX 407-835-5079ATLEAST7 DAYSBEFOREYOUR SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCE,ORIMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVING NOTIFICATIONIFTHE TIMEBEFORETHE SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. DATEDonthis3rdd ayof April2018. R espectfullysubmitted, /s/HarrisonSmalbach HarrisonSmalbach,Esq. FloridaBar#:116225 6267OldWaterOakRoad Suite203 Tallahassee,FL32312 (850)422-2520(telephone) (850)422-2567(facsimile) attorney@padgettlaw.net AttorneyforPlaintiff FileNo.16-001034-I April7,14,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION PublicNoticeishereby giventhatACETRANSPORTATIONSYSTEMLLC, d/b/aRUSSELLSTOWING, willholdapublicauctionat 8:00A.M.,onAPRIL27, 2018,at:272013thStreet, St.Cloud,FL34769. Pursuanttothelawsofthe statethefollowingvehicles willbesoldtothehighest bidder: 1)1998CHEVY VIN:2CNBJ1867W6903665 2)2011KAWASAKI VIN: KAW20321K011 Termsofthesalearecash andnochecksareaccepted. Sellerreservestherightto finalbid.Allsalesare final. Norefundswillbemade. Saleautowillbesold"asis" withnoguarantee. A pril7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORTHEEIGHTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIRCUITCIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-001483MF THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,ASTRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFCWABS INC.,ASSET-BACKEDCERTIFICATES,SERIES2007BC1, 3000BayportDrive,Suite 880,Tampa,FL33607 Plaintiff(s), vs. RICARDORIVERA; MORTGAGEELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONSYSTEMS, INC.ASNOMINEEFOR THECITGROUP/CONSUMERFIN ANCE,INC., D efendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN THAT,pursuanttoPlaintiff's FinalJudgmentofForeclosureenteredonFebruary19, 2017,intheabove-captionedaction,theClerkof Court,ArmandoR.Ramirez, willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741inaccordancewithChapter45, FloridaStatutes,onthe1st dayofMAY,2018at1 1:00 A.M.,onthefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgmentof Foreclosureororder,towit: LOT503,INDIANRIDGE VILLASPHASE5,ACCORDINGTOTHEMAPOR PLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK 10,PAGE51,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. P ROPERTYADDRESS: 7834TURKEYOAKLANE KISSIMMEE,FL32747 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustf ilea claimwithinsixty(60)days afterthesale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT .IFYOU AREAPERSONWITHA DISABILITYWHONEEDS ANYACCOMMODATIONIN ORDERTOPARTICIPATE INACOURTPROCEEDING OREVENT,YOUAREENTITLED,ATNOCOSTTO YOU,TOTHEPROVISION OFCERTAINASSISTANCE. PLEASECONTACT:ADA COORDINATOR,COURT ADMINISTRATION, OSCEOLACOUNTY COURTHOUSE,2COURTHOUSESQUARE,SUITE 6300,KISSIMMEE,FL 34741,(407)742-2417,FAX 407-835-5079ATLEAST7 DAYSBEFO REYOUR SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCE,ORIMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVING NOTIFICATIONIFTHE TIMEBEFORETHE SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. DATEDonthis3rddayof April2018. R espectfullysubmitted, /s/HarrisonSmalbach HarrisonSmalbach,Esq. FloridaBar#:116225 6267OldWaterOakRoad Suite203 Tallahassee,FL32312 (850)422-2520(telephone) (850)4222567(facsimile) attorney@padgettlaw.net AttorneyforPlaintiff FileNo.16-001034-I April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORTHEEIGHTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIRCUITCIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-001483MF THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,ASTRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFCWABS INC.,ASSET-BACKEDCERTIFICATES,SERIES2007BC1, 3000BayportDrive,Suite 880,Tampa,FL33607 Plaintiff(s), vs. RICARDORIVERA; MORTGAGEELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONSYSTEMS, INC.ASNOMINEEFOR THECITGROUP/CONSUMERFIN ANCE,INC., D efendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN THAT,pursuanttoPlaintiff's FinalJudgmentofForeclosureenteredonFebruary19, 2017,intheabove-captionedaction,theClerkof Court,ArmandoR.Ramirez, willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741inaccordancewithChapter45, FloridaStatutes,onthe1st dayofMAY,2018at1 1:00 A.M.,onthefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgmentof Foreclosureororder,towit: LOT503,INDIANRIDGE VILLASPHASE5,ACCORDINGTOTHEMAPOR PLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK 10,PAGE51,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. P ROPERTYADDRESS: 7834TURKEYOAKLANE KISSIMMEE,FL32747 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustf ilea claimwithinsixty(60)days afterthesale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT .IFYOU AREAPERSONWITHA DISABILITYWHONEEDS ANYACCOMMODATIONIN ORDERTOPARTICIPATE INACOURTPROCEEDING OREVENT,YOUAREENTITLED,ATNOCOSTTO YOU,TOTHEPROVISION OFCERTAINASSISTANCE. PLEASECONTACT:ADA COORDINATOR,COURT ADMINISTRATION, OSCEOLACOUNTY COURTHOUSE,2COURTHOUSESQUARE,SUIT E 6300,KISSIMMEE,F L 34741,(407)742-2417,FAX 407-835-5079ATLEAST7 DAYSBEFOREYOU R SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCE,ORIMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVING NOTIFICATIONIFTH E TIMEBEFORETH E SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. DATEDonthis3rddayof April2018. Respectfullysubmitted, /s/HarrisonSmalbach HarrisonSmalbach,Esq. FloridaBar#:116225 6267OldWaterOakRoad Suite203 Tallahassee,FL32312 (850)422-2520(telephone) (850)422-2567(facsimile) attorney@padgettlaw.net AttorneyforPlaintiff FileNo.16-001034-I April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORTHEEIGHTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIRCUITCIVILDIVISION Case#:2016-CA-001483MF THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,ASTRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFCWABS INC.,ASSET-BACKEDCERTIFICATES,SERIES2007BC1, 3000BayportDrive,Suite 880,Tampa,FL33607 Plaintiff(s), vs. RICARDORIVERA; MORTGAGEELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONSYSTEMS, INC.ASNOMINEEFOR THECITGROUP/CONSUMERFIN ANCE,INC., D efendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN THAT,pursuanttoPlaintiff's FinalJudgmentofForeclosureenteredonFebruary19, 2017,intheabove-captionedaction,theClerkof Court,ArmandoR.Ramirez, willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741inaccordancewithChapter45, FloridaStatutes,onthe1st dayofMAY,2018at1 1:00 A.M.,onthefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgmentof Foreclosureororder,towit: LOT503,INDIANRIDGE VILLASPHASE5,ACCORDINGTOTHEMAPOR PLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK 10,PAGE51,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. P ROPERTYADDRESS: 7834TURKEYOAKLANE KISSIMMEE,FL32747 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustf ilea claimwithinsixty(60)days afterthesale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT .IFYOU AREAPERSONWITHA DISABILITYWHONEEDS ANYACCOMMODATIONIN ORDERTOPARTICIPATE INACOURTPROCEEDING OREVENT,YOUAREENTITLED,ATNOCOSTTO YOU,TOTHEPROVISION OFCERTAINASSISTANCE. PLEASECONTACT:ADA COORDINATOR,COURT ADMINISTRATION, OSCEOLACOUNTY COURTHOUSE,2COURTHOUSESQUARE,SUITE 6300,KISSIMMEE,FL 34741,(407)742-2417,FAX 407-835-5079ATLEAST7 DAYSBEFO REYOUR SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCE,ORIMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVING NOTIFICATIONIFTHE TIMEBEFORETHE SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. DATEDonthis3rddayof April2018. R espectfullysubmitted, /s/HarrisonSmalbach HarrisonSmalbach,Esq. FloridaBar#:116225 6267OldWaterOakRoad Suite203 Tallahassee,FL32312 (850)422-2520(telephone) (850)4222567(facsimile) attorney@padgettlaw.net AttorneyforPlaintiff FileNo.16-001034-I April7,14,2018

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 23 NOTICE OF UNSAFE STRUCTURE AND ORDER TO ABATE UNSAFE CONDITIONS BUILDING DIVISION TO: Mei Tan Ming Sheng Tan Ming Zhuang Tan Ming Block 112 Lorong 1 TOA PAYOH #07-382 Singapore, 310112 Republic of Singapore SUMMARY OF NOTICE 1. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE BUILDING OFFICIAL HAS DETERMINED AND HEREBY DECLARES THAT THE STRUCTURE LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW IS UNSAFE. 2. YOU ARE HEREBY ORDERED TO ABATE AND CORRECT THE UNSAFE CONDITIONS AS SHOWN BELOW. 3. IF YOU DO NOT WANT THIS ORDER TO BECOME FINAL AND BINDING UPON YOU, YOU MUST FILE AN APPEAL NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR HEARING AS SHOWN BELOW, WIT IN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF SERVICE OF THIS NOTICE AND ORDER. A TELEPHONE CALL WILL NOT PROTECT YOU. YOU MUST FILE A WRITTEN NOTICE OF APPEAL. 4. THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE BUILDING OFFICIAL IS PROCEEDIKG AGAINST YOU UNDER THE RULES SET OUT IN THE STANDARD UNSAFE BUILDING ABATEMENT CODE (SUBAC) AND CITY OF KISSIMMEE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 13-4. IF YOU DO NOT OBEY THIS ORDER, OR APPEAL IT, AS SET FORTH MORE SPECIFICALLY BELOW, THE PROCEEDING MAY RESULT IN ANY ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: A. CITY OF KISSIMMEE MAY REPAIR OR DEMOLISH THE STRUCTURE AT YOUR EXPENSE. B. CITY OF KISSIMMEE MAY FILE A LIEN IN THE PUBLIC RECORD AGAINST YOUR PROPERTY TO SECURE THE EXPENSE OF SUCH REPAIR AND DEMOLITION. C. YOU MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL ACTION AND SUBJECT TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, CIVIL PENALTIES AND/OR AN ORDER FOR REPAIR OR DEMOLITION. D. ANY VIOLATION OF THE PROVISONS OF CITY CODE CHAPTER 13-4 MAY RESULT IN CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND/OR FINES. DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS REGARDING THE STRUCTURE, PROPERTY LOCATION, VIOLATIONS AND UNSAFE CONDITIONS OWNER OF BUILDING/ Mei Tan Ming STRUCTURE: Sheng Tan Ming Zhuang Tan Ming NAME AND/OR DESCRIPTION Single Family Structure OF BUILDING/STRUCTURE: STREET ADDRESS OF 1308 Robinson Avenue BUILDING/ STRUCTURE: Kissimmee, Florida 34741 LEGAL DESCRIPTION 22-25-29-1360-000B-0017 OF BUILDING/ STRUCTURE: OWNERS ADDRESS: Block 112 Lorong 1 TOA PAYOH #07-382 Singapore, 310112 Republic of Singapore You are hereby notied that the above-described building has been inspected by the Building Ofcial of the City of Kissimmee Building Division and found to be an illegal unsafe building as dened by Section 202 of the Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code, 1985 Edition, as amended. Therefore, the building is in violation of the Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code. YOU MUST CORRECT THE UNSAFE CONDITIONS BY REPAIR OR DEMOLITION. If you decide to repair the conditions, you are further notied that you must secure all necessary permits to correct the conditions described below and commence repairs by no later than the date specied below. You must complete the repairs in accordance with all applicable codes by no later than the repair completion date specied below. You may, as an alternative, determine that it is preferable to demolish the building. If you choose that option, you must obtain the proper permits for that also, by no later than the date specied below, and have the work completed by the date specied below. IF YOU FAIL TO COMMENCE WORK TO CORRECT THIS CONDITION ON THE DATE REQUIRED AND TO CORRECT THE CONDITIONS DESCRIBED BELOW IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE CODES BY THE DATES SPECIFIED BELOW, THE BUILDING MAY BE ORDERED VACATED AND POSTED TO PREVENT FURTHER OCCUPANCY UNTIL THE REPAIRS OR DEMOLITION ARE COMPLETED, AND THE BUILDING DIVISION MAY CAUSE THE REPAIRS OR DEMOLITION TO BE DONE AND ALL COSTS IMPOSED AGAINST THE PROPERTY OF THE OWNER OF RECORD AND LIENED. 1. IF YOU DETERMINE TO REPAIR THE BUILDING OR STRUCTURE, YOU MUST SECURE THE NECESSARY PERMITS WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE YOU WERE SERVED WITH THIS NOTICE. YOU MUST COMMENCE REPAIRS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE YOU WERE SERVED WITH THIS NOTICE AND CONTINUE UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE REPAIR. THE FINAL DATE FOR COMPLETION OF THE REPAIR SHALL BE NOT LATER THAN 6 MONTHS FROM DATE OF PERMIT ISSUANCE. SUCH REPAIRS SHALL CONFORM TO THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 13 OF THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE CODE. 2. IF YOU PREFER TO DEMOLISH THE UNSAFE STRUCTURE, YOU MUST VACATE THE PREMISES OR SEE THAT IT IS VACATED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF SERVICE OF THIS NOTICE INSTRUCTED BY THE BUILDING OFFICIAL. UNLESS OTHERWISE YOU MUST SECURE ALL PERMITS FOR AND COMPLETE THE DEMOLITION WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM DATE OF ISSUANCE OF PERMIT. 3. INSTRUCTIONS AS TO VACATING THE BUILDING (IF ANY), ARE ATTACHED. CONDITIONS FOUND WHICH RENDER STRUCTURE UNSAFE The following is a list of conditions which cause the structure to be unsafe and in violation of the following Code sections: CONDITION: 1. The building located on the property is in a general dilapidated condition so severe as to be unt and unsafe for human occupation, and constitutes a nuisance. It is unsafe and unsanitary and, generally, violates the following code provisions: Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code Section 101.6, Maintenance. All buildings or structures, both existing and new, and all parts thereof, shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition. All devices or safeguards which are required by the Standard Building Code in a building when erected, altered or repaired, shall be maintained in good working order. The owner, or his designated agent, shall be responsible for the maintenance of buildings and structures. The structure located on this property has not been maintained in accordance with the above-referenced requirements. It must be maintained or demolished. 2. The building is unsafe also because it meets certain of the criteria shown under the denition for unsafe building given by Section 202 of the Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code, which states as follows: Unsafe Building Abatement Code Section 202, Denitions * Unsafe Building Any building or structure that has any of the following conditions, such that the life, health, property or safety of its occupants or of the general public are endangered: 1. Any means of egress or portion thereof is not adequate size or is not arranged to provide a safe path of travel in case of re or panic. 2. Any means or egress or portion thereof such as but not limited to re doors, closing devices and re resistive ratings, in disrepair or in a dilapidated or nonworking condition such as that the means of egress could be rendered unsafe in case of re or panic. 3. The stress in any material, member or portion thereof, due to all improved loads including dead loads exceeds the stresses allowed in the Standard Building Code for new buildings. 4. The building, structure or portion thereof has been damaged by re, ood, earthquake, wind or other cause to the extent that the structural integrity of the building or structure is less than the minimum requirement established by the Standard Building Code for new buildings. 5. Any exterior appendage or portion of the building or structure is not securely fastened, attached or anchored such that it is capable of resisting wind, seismic, or similar loads as required by the Standard Building Code for new buildings. 6. If for any reason the building, structure or portion thereof is manifestly unsafe or unsanitary for the purpose for which it is being used. 7. The building, structure or portion thereof as a result of decay, deterioration of dilapidation is likely to fully or partially collapse. 8. The building, structure or portion thereof has been constructed or maintained in violation of a specic requirement of the Standard Codes of a city, county, or state law. 9. Any building, structure or portion thereof that is in such a condition as to constitute a public nuisance. 10. Any building, structure or portion thereof that is unsafe, unsanitary or not provided with adequate egress, or which constitutes a re hazard, or is otherwise dangerous to human life, or, which in relation to existing use, constitutes a hazard to safety or health by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence or abandonment. The Building Ofcial has found that certain of the conditions listed above, specically those listed under condition(s) exist(s) on the ro e. The attached inspection notices describes those conditions. RIGHT OF APPEAL YOU MUST FILE AN APPEAL OF THE PROCEEDING DESCRIBED ABOVE OR THIS ORDER WILL GO INTO EFFECT WITHOUT FURTHER HEARINGS, AND CITY OF KISSIMMEE WILL BE AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO REPAIR OR DEMOLISH YOUR BUILDING OR STRUCTURE AND CHARGE THE COST TO YOU. Any person having a legal interest in the described building may appeal this Notice to the City of Kissimmee City Commission. The appeal shall be led in writing with the City of Kissimmee City Manager and the City Building Ofcial at the address given above under Additional Information within thirty (30) days of service of this notice. An application may be obtained from the Building Department. The appeal shall contain the following: 1. Identify the street address or legal description of the building. 2. Identify the legal interest of the Appellant in the building. 3. Identify the section of the Notice and Order being appealed. 4. Include a statement detailing the issues on which the Appellant desires to be heard. 5. Include the signature of the Appellant and the Appellants ofcial mailing address. FAILURE TO FILE AN APPEAL WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SPECIFIED ABOVE SHALL CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF ALL RIGHTS TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE If you wish to obtain additional information, you may visit the Building Division on the rst oor of the City of Kissimmee Administration Center at 101 Church Street, Kissimmee, Florida, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, or you may telephone the Building Division during those hours and days at (407) 518-2379. NOTICE OF UNSAFE STRUCTURE AND ORDER TO ABATE UNSAFE CONDITIONS BUILDING DIVISION TO: Mei Tan Ming Sheng Tan Ming Zhuang Tan Ming Block 112 Lorong 1 TOA PAYOH #07382 Singapore, 310112 Republic of Singapore SUMMARY OF NOTICE 1 . YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE BUILDING OFFICIAL HAS DETERMINED AND HEREBY DECLARES THAT THE STRUCTURE LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW IS UNSAFE. 2. YOU ARE HEREBY ORDERED TO ABATE AND CORRECT THE UNSAFE CONDITIONS AS SHOWN BELOW. 3. I F YOU DO NOT WANT THIS ORDER TO BECOME FINAL AND BINDING UPON YOU, YOU MUST FILE AN APPEAL NOTICE AND REQUEST FOR HEARING AS SHOWN BELOW, WIT IN THIRTY (30 ) DAYS OF SERVICE OF THI S NOTICE AND ORDER. A TELEPHONE CALL WILL NOT PROTECT YOU. YOU MUST FI LE A WRITTEN NOTICE OF APPEAL. March 24, 31, 2018 April 7, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS Kissimmee Gateway Airport has proposed an overall DBE goal of 8.42%, based solely upon its, currently, known FY AIP. No Airport Improvement Projects (AIPs) have been identied for FY or FY The proposed DBE Overall Goal; and its, corresponding, Goal Methodology are available for public inspection at the Airport Administration Ofce during customary business hours for a period of thirty (30) days beginning April 9, 2018 Written comments will be accepted for a period of forty-ve (45) days beginning, that same date April 9, 2018. An adjustment to this document, indicating the FY DBE Goal plus other new data will be advertised when the staff receives additional funding information for FY or FY Please send all written comments to: /s/ Terry Lloyd Director of Aviation Kissimmee Gateway Airport 401 Dyer Blvd Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-518-2505 April 7, 2018 NOTIFICACIN PUBLICA PROJECTOS de AEROPUERTO El Aeropuerto Municipal Kissimmee Gateway ha propuesto un objetivo global de 8.42%, por medio a la entidad de Empresa Comercial Desfavorecida mejor conocida por sus siglas en ingles DBE, basado nicamente en su, actualmente conocido, Ao Fiscal con el Plan de mejora del Aeropuerto conocido como AIP por parte de la Administracin Federal de Aviacin. No se han identicado proyectos de mejora del aeropuerto (AIP) para el ao scal 18 o el ao scal 20. El objetivo general propuesto por DBE; y su correspondiente Metodologa de propsito est disponible para inspeccin pblica en la Ocina de Administracin del Aeropuerto durante el horario de ocina habitual por un perodo de treinta (30) das, a partir del 9 de abril, 2018 Se aceptarn comentarios por escrito durante un perodo de cuarenta y cinco (45) das comenzando, esa misma fecha 9 de abril, 2018 Se anunciar un ajuste a este documento, indicando la Meta para el ao scal del DBE ms otros datos nuevos cuando el personal reciba informacin adicional de fondos para ao scal o ao scal Por favor enve todos los comentarios por escrito a: /s/ Terry Lloyd Director de Aviacin Kissimmee Gateway Aeropuerto 401 Dyer Blvd Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-518-2505 April 7, 2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING ORDINANCENO.2018-33 NoticeisherebygiventhatthePlanningCommissionofthe CityofSt.Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonApril17 2018,intheCouncilChambersatCityHall,13009thStreet,St Cloud,Floridaat6:00p.m.,willconsidertheissueandmakea recommendationtotheCityCouncilrelativetoenactmentof OrdinanceNo.2018-33entitled: ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOF ST.CLOUD,FLORIDA,ASSIGNINGAFUTURELANDUSE DESIGNATIONOFPARK/OPENSPACETOAPPROXIMATELY127.99ACRESIDENTIFIEDASCHISHOLMPARK LOCATEDAT4700CHISHOLMPARKTRAIL;PROVIDING FORAMENDINGTHEOFFICIALFUTURELANDUSEMAP OFTHECOMPREHENSIVEPLAN,FILINGOFTHEPLANNINGCOMMISSIONRECOMMENDATIONANDPROOFOF PUBLICATION,APPLICABILITYANDEFFECT,SEVERABILITY,COPIESONFILEANDEFFECTIVEDATE. Interestedpartiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhichtimethis ORDINANCEistobeconsideredandshallbeheardwithrespecttotheproposedORDINANCEatthePublicHearing thereon.ThisORDINANCE, initsentiretycanbereviewedat thePlanningandZoningDepartmentbetweenthehoursof 8:00a.m.and4:00p.m.MondaythroughFriday. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCommittee/Board,withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuch hearing/meeting,suchpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsandthat,forthispurpose,suchpersonmayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhich theappealistobebased,andwhichrecordisnotprovidedby theCityofSt.Cloud.(FS286.0105) InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,personsneedingassistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceedingsshouldcontacttheSecretary/ClerkoftheCommittee/ Board(listedbelow),priortothemeeting.(FS286.26) JessieLight,PlanningCommissionSecretary 13009thStreet,St.Cloud,FL34 769 T elephone:(407)957-8427 April7,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING ORDINANCENO.2018-32 NoticeisherebygiventhatthePlanningCommissionofthe CityofSt.Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonApril17 2018,intheCouncilChambersatCityHall,13009thStreet,St Cloud,Floridaat6:00p.m.,willconsidertheissueandmakea recommendationtotheCityCouncilrelativetoenactmentof OrdinanceNo.2018-32entitled: ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOF ST.CLOUD,FLORIDA,TOANNEXINTOTHECITYOFST CLOUDAPPROXIMATELY127.99ACRESIDENTIFIEDAS CHISHOLMPARK,AT4700CHISHOLMPARKTRAIL;IN ACCORDANCEWITHTHEVOLUNTARYANNEXATION PROVISIONSOFCHAPTER171.044,FLORIDASTATUTES Interestedpartiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhichtimethis ORDINANCEistobeconsideredandshallbeheardwithrespecttotheproposedORDINANCEatthePublicHearing thereon.ThisORDINANCE,initsentiretycanbereviewedat thePlanningandZoningDepartmentbetweenthehoursof 8:00a.m.and4:00p.m.MondaythroughFriday. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCommittee/Board,withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuch hearing/meeting,such personwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsandthat,forthispurpose,suchpersonmayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhich theappealistobebased,andwhichrecordisnotprovidedby theCityofSt.Cloud.(FS286.0105) InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,personsneedingassistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceedingsshouldcontacttheSecretary/ClerkoftheCommittee/ Board(listedbelow),priortothemeeting.(FS286.26) JessieLight,PlanningCommissionSecretary 13009thStreet,St.Cloud,FL34 769 T elephone:(407)957-8427 April7,2018 CELEBRATIONCOMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT NOTICEOFSOLICITATIONFOR REQUESTFORPROPOSALS TreeTrimmingMaintenanceServicesAgreement OsceolaCounty,Florida Noticeisherebygiventhe CelebrationCommunityDevelopmentDistrict (theDistrict)requestsproposalstoprovidetree trimmingservices(RequestforProposalsNo.2018-102)includingbutnotlimitedto,treetrimmingandpruningthroughout theDistrict,asmorespecificallysetforthintheprojectmanual. Theprojectmanualcomprisedofproposalandcontractdocumentswillbeavailablebeginning Tuesday,April10,2018,at 2:00p.m., fromtheDistrictManagersOffice,313Campus Street,Celebration,Florida34747,orbycontactingMaria Fuentesat407-566-2018.Allprojectmanualsmustbepicked upinpersonattheDistrictOffice. Pre-ProposalConference:Amandatorypre-proposalconferenceandonsiteinspectionwillbeheldat 10:00a.m.onFriday,April20,20 18, conveningat313CampusStreet,Celebration,Florida,34747forthepurposeofintroducingtheproject andansweringanyquestionsthatproposersmayhave.There willbespaceonthebusforone(1)representativefromeach firmforthesitetour,whichwillconveneimmediatelyfollowing theconference. Firmsdesiringtoprovideservicesforthisprojectmustsubmit ten(10)copiesoftherequiredproposalnolaterthan Monday, April30,2018by10:00a.m .attheOfficeoftheDistrictManager,313CampusStreet,Celebration,Florida,34747ATTN: GaryL.Moyer,atwhichtimetheproposalswillbepublicly opened.Proposalsmustbesubmittedinasealedenvelope pursuanttotheInstructionstoProposers.Proposalsreceived afterthetimeanddatestipulatedabovewillbereturnedunopenedtotheProposer. RankingofProposerswillbe madeonthebasisofthequalificationsaccordingtothecriteriasetforthintheevaluationcriteri acontainedwithintheprojectmanual.TheDistrictreservesthe righttorejectanyandallproposals,withorwithoutcause,to waiveminortechnicalerrorsandinformalities,ortoacceptthe proposalwhich,initsjudgment,isinthebestinterestofthe District. TheDistrictwillnotreimbursefirms,whicharenotawardedthe contract,foranycostsrelatingtothepr oposal,preparation,or submittal. C elebrationCommunityDevelopmentDistrict GaryL.MoyerDistrictManager April7,2018 CELEBRATIONCOMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT NOTICEOFSOLICITATIONFOR REQUESTFORPROPOSALS TreeTrimmingMaintenanceServicesAgreement OsceolaCounty,Florida Noticeisherebygiventhe CelebrationCommunityDevelopmentDistrict (theDistrict)requestsproposalstoprovidetree trimmingservices(RequestforProposalsNo.2018-102)includingbutnotlimitedto,treetrimmingandpruningthroughout theDistrict,asmorespecificallysetforthinthepr ojectmanual. Theprojectmanualcomprisedofproposalandcontractdocumentswillbeavailablebeginning Tuesday,April10,2018,at 2:00p.m., fromtheDistrictManagersOffice,313Campus Street,Celebration,Florida34747,orbycontactingMaria Fuentesat407-566-2018.Allprojectmanualsmustbepicked upinpersonattheDistrictOffice. Pre-ProposalConference:Amandatorypre-proposalconferenceandonsiteinspectionwillbeheldat 10:00a.m.onFrida y,April20,2018, conveningat313CampusStreet,Celebration,Florida,34747forthepurposeofintroducingtheproject andansweringanyquestionsthatproposersmayhave.There willbespaceonthebusforone(1)representativefromeach firmforthesitetour,whichwillconveneimmediatelyfollowing theconference. Firmsdesiringtoprovideservicesforthisprojectmustsubmit ten(10)copiesoftherequiredproposalnolaterthan Monday, April30,2018by10:00a.m .attheOfficeoftheDistrictManager,313CampusStreet,Celebration,Florida,34747ATTN : GaryL.Moyer,atwhichtimetheproposalswillbepublicly opened.Proposalsmustbesubmittedinasealedenvelope pursuanttotheInstructionstoProposers.Proposalsreceived afterthetimeanddatestipulatedabovewillbereturnedunopenedtotheProposer. RankingofProposerswillbemadeonthebasisofthequalificationsaccordingtothecriteriasetforthintheevaluationcriteriacontainedwithintheprojectmanual.TheDistrictreservesthe righttorejec tanyandallproposals,withorwithoutcause,to waiveminortechnicalerrorsandinformalities,ortoacceptthe proposalwhich,initsjudgment,isinthebestinterestofthe District. TheDistrictwillnotreimbursefirms,whicharenotawardedthe contract,foranycostsrelatingtotheproposal,preparation,or submittal. C elebrationCommunityDevelopmentDistrict GaryL.MoyerDistrictManager April7,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING ORDINANCENO.2018-31 NoticeisherebygiventhatthePlanningCommissionofthe CityofSt.Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonApril17, 2018,intheCouncilChambersatCityHall,13009thStreet,St. Cloud,Floridaat6:00p.m.,willconsidertheissueandmakea recommendationtotheCityCouncilrelativetoenactmentof OrdinanceNo.2018-31entitled: ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOF ST.CLOUDAMENDINGARTICLEIII,ZONINGREGULATION,DIVISION20S UPPLEMENTALDISTRICTREGULATIONS,SECTION3.20.16TEMPORARYSTORAGE,OFFICETRAILERS,ANDCONSTRUCTIONTRAILERS,SUBSECTIONA.4SALESOFFICESINRESIDENTALSUBDIVISIONSORPLANNEDUNITDEVELOPMENTSANDSECTION3.20.22MODELCENTERS,SUBSECTIONJOFTHE LANDDEVELOPMENTCODE;REMOVINGSECTION 3.20.16.A.4.C;PROVIDINGTHATPARKINGISNOTREQUIREDFORMODELSHOMESWHENASALESCENTER ISCONSTRUCTEDCONCURRENTLY;PROVIDINGFOR SEVERABILITY,CON FLICT,CODIFICATIONANDEFFECTIVEDATE. Interestedpartiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhichtimethis ORDINANCEistobeconsideredandshallbeheardwithrespecttotheproposedORDINANCEatthePublicHearing thereon.ThisORDINANCE,initsentiretycanbereviewedat thePlanningandZoningDepartmentbetweenthehoursof 8:00a.m.and4:00p.m.MondaythroughFriday. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCommittee/Board,withrespecttoanymatter consideredatsuch hearing/meeting,suchpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsandthat,forthispurpose,suchpersonmayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhich theappealistobebased,andwhichrecordisnotprovidedby theCityofSt.Cloud.(FS286.0105) InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,personsneedingassistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceed ingsshouldcontacttheSecretary/ClerkoftheCommittee/ Board(listedbelow),priortothemeeting.(FS286.26) J essieLight,PlanningCommissionSecretary 13009thStreet,St.Cloud,FL34769 Telephone:(407)957-8427 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHENINTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. GENERALJURISDICTIONDIVISION CASENO.:2017-CA-001060MF CITBANK,N.A.,F/K/AONEWESTBANKN.A., Plaintiff, vs. THEUNKNOWNHEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEESANDALLOTHERSWHOMAYCLAIMANINTEREST INTHEESTATEOFEDILMARTINEZ,DECEASED.,etal, Defendant(s). NOTICEOFFORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoaFina lJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedJanuary31,2018,andenteredin2017-CA001060MFoftheCircuitCourtoftheNINTHJudicialCircuitin andforOsceolaCounty,Florida,whereinCITBANK,N.A.,is thePlaintiff,andTHEUNKNOWNHEIRS,BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEESANDALLOTHERSWHOMAYCLAIMAN INTERESTINTHEESTATEOFEDILMARTINEZ,DECEASED;MILDREDQUILES;ENIDMARTINEZ;EDUARDO MARTINEZ;MANUELMARTINEZ;RAFAELMA RTINEZ; STATEOFFLORIDA,DEPARTMENTOFREVENUE; CAVALRYPORTFOLIOSERVICES,LLC,ASASSIGNEEOF CAVALRYINVESTMENTSW,LLCASASSIGNEEOFMIDFIRSTBANK,ASASSIGNEEOFBANKOFAMERICA;CAPITALONEBANK(USA),N.A.,F/K/ACAPITALONEBANK; UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,ONBEHALFOFTHESECRETARYOFHOUSINGANDURBANDEVELOPMENT; CLERKOFCOURTSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY;ENTERPRISE LEASINGCOMPANYOFORLANDO,LLC,A/K/AENTERPRISELEASINGCOMPANYOFORLANDO,aretheDefendan t(s).ArmandoRamirez,astheClerkoftheCircuitCourt,will selltothehighestandbestbidderforcashatSuite2600/Room #2602,2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,FL34741,at11:00 AM,onMAY01,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment,towit: LOT8,BLOCK1,BUENAVENTURALAKES,UNIT2,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK2PAGES114THROUGH120ANDCORRECTEDINOFFICIALRECORDSBOOK293,PAGE334,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSO FOSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA P ropertyAddress:288SEALSTREET, KISSIMMEE,FL34743 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthesale,if any,otherthanthepropertyownerasofthedateofthelispendensmustfileaclaimwithin60daysafterthesale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouareaperson withadisabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,to theprovisionofcertaina ssistance.PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouseSquare,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatelyupon receivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. D ATEDthis22nddayofMarch2018. ROBERTSON ,ANSCHUTZ&SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue,Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail:mail@rasflaw.com By: /s/ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail:tjoseph@rasflaw.com 17-015548-MoP March31,2018 April7,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHENINTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO.49-2014-CA-003445-MF WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THEUNKNOWNHEIRS,GRANTEES,DEVISEES,LIENORS, TRUSTEES,ANDCREDITORSOFVANINAFAUSTIN, DECEASED;THEUNKNOWNHEIRS,GRANTEES,DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,ANDCREDITORSOFMARCELOTESTRIPLET,DECEASED;THEUNKNOWNHEIRS, GRANTEES,DEVISEES,LIENORS,TRUSTEES,ANDCREDITORSOFCARMELPAUL,DECEASED;B ERTONIEM.ESTRIPLET;LLOYDA.ESTRIPLET;MARCELLEESTRIPLET; STEVENA.ESTRIPLET;HENRYM.ESTRIPLET;ELSIEM. ALEXANDER;MARIECAROLEPAULA/K/ACAROLEPAUL; MARCALIXPAUL;DANIKPAUL;GERALDY.PAUL; GENEVIEVEPAUL;UNKNOWNSPOUSEOFGENEVIEVE PAUL;VANINAFAUSTIN;UNKNOWNSPOUSEOFELSIEM. ALEXANDER;UNKNOWNSPOUSEOFMARIECAROLE PAULA/K/ACAROLEPAUL;UNKNOWNSPOUSEOFGERALDY.PAUL;UNKNOWNTENANT1;UNKNOWNTENANT 2;ANDALLUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMINGBY,T HROUGH, UNDERORAGAINSTTHEABOVENAMEDDEFENDANT(S), WHO(IS/ARE)NOTKNOWNTOBEDEADORALIVE, WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMASHEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,SPOUSES,OROTHERCLAIMANTS; UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICADEPARTMENTOFHOUSINGANDURBANDEVELOPMENT, D efendants. NOTICEOFSALE Noticeisherebygiventhat,pursuanttotheFinalJudgmentof ForeclosureenteredonApril19,2016,andtheOrderReschedulingForecl osureSale,inthiscause,intheCircuitCourt ofOsceolaCounty,Florida,theOfficeofArmandoRamirez, ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,shallsellthepropertysituatedin OsceolaCounty,Florida,describedas: LOT18,BLOCK55,BUENAVENTURALAKES,UNIT3,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDAND FILEDINPLATBOOK2,PAGE124THROUGH133,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. a /k/a127LEONCT,KISSIMMEE,FL34743-7014 atpublicsale,tothehighestandbest bidder,forcash,atthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse,locatedat2CourthouseSquare, Suite2600,Room2602,Kissimmee,FL34741,onMAY01, 2018,beginningat11:00A.M. Ifyouareapersonclaimingarighttofundsremainingafterthe sale,youmustfileaclaimwiththeclerknolaterthan60days afterthesale.Ifyoufailtofileaclaimyouwillnotbeentitledto anyremainingfunds. 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Page 24 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 7, 2018 Osceola county remembered its heritage by hosting the fourth annual cattle drive through downtown Kissimmee on Monday along with the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo. RNCFR Contestants went out into the community Thursday and Friday visiting local charities, elementary schools and businesses before the rodeo action began at the Silver Spurs Arena Friday continuing through this weekend. Top row: Cattle are penned up by the historic courthouse before the drive. Sheena Sears affectionately strokes a horse. Second row:Members of the Cres cent O ranch and Doc Partin Ranch get ready to unload more horses for the event. Henry Near and his son, Mason, get a close look at the cattle. County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb saddles up before the start of the drive. Third row: Cattle are driven up Broadway as a crowd gathers to watch and take photos. John Partin keeps a close eye out behind him keeping a gap between his horse and the cattle. Right: Ricky Booth and John Partin lead the herd through the intersection of broadway and Monument Avenue.News-Gazette Photos by Martin Maddock & Jennifer DiDomenico FOURTH KISSIMMEE CATTLE DRIVE

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E1 Section E April 7, 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: Tribune Triple EFriday, April 6, 2018 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.comTribune Expanded Electronic Edition ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH a A J J O B TH aA T I s S RI GHT FO rR Y OU! Triple E

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Page E2, your local e-mail update AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com CITIZEN TRIBUNE Money and MarketsEEE-2 Friday, April 6, 2018

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Saturday, April 7, 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) China's government vowed Friday to "counterattack with great strength" if President Donald Trump goes ahead with plans to raise U.S. tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of Chinese goods and said negotiations were impossible under current conditions. Trump's surprise move Thursday to instruct the U.S. trade representative to con sider the additional tariffs came a day after Beijing an nounced plans to tax $50 bil lion in American products, including soybeans and small aircraft, in response to a U.S. move this week to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese im ports. In Beijing, a Commerce Ministry spokesman said China doesn't want a trade war but isn't afraid to ght one. "If the U.S. side announces the list of products for $100 billion in tariffs, the Chinese side has fully prepared and will without hesitation coun terattack with great strength," spokesman Gao Feng said. He gave no details of what measures Beijing might take. Trump's proposal intensied what was already shaping up to be the biggest trade battle since World War II. Global nancial markets had fallen sharply as the world's two biggest economies squared off over Beijing's ag gressive trade tactics. They calmed down Wednesday and Thursday on hopes the U.S. and China would nd a diplomatic solution but slid Friday after Beijing said it would ght the Trump ad ministration's latest threats. The White House an nounced after the markets closed Thursday that Trump had instructed the Ofce of the United States Trade Representative to consider whether $100 billion of addi tional tariffs would be appro priate and, if so, to identify which products they should apply to. He's also instructed his secretary of agriculture "to implement a plan to pro tect our farmers and agricul tural interests." "China's illicit trade prac tices ignored for years by Washington have de stroyed thousands of Ameri can factories and millions of American jobs," Trump said in a statement announcing the decision. The latest escalation comes after the U.S. on Tues day said it would impose 25 percent duties on $50 billion of imports from China, and China quickly retaliated by listing $50 billion of products that it could hit with its own 25 percent tariffs. The Chi nese list Wednesday included soybeans, the biggest U.S. export to China, and aircraft up to 45 tons (41 metric tons) in weight. Also on the list were American beef, whis key, passenger vehicles and industrial chemicals. Earlier in the week, Bei jing announced separate import duties on $3 billion of U.S. goods in response to the Trump administration's duties on all steel and alumi num imports, including from China. U.S. ofcials have sought to downplay the threat of a broader trade dispute, saying a negotiated outcome is still possible. But economists warn that the tit-for-tat moves bear the hallmarks of a classic trade rift that could escalate. And already, the tensions have rattled global stock markets. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer called Chi na's move "unjustied" and said Trump's proposal was an "appropriate response to China's recent threat of new tariffs." "Such measures would un doubtedly cause further harm to American workers, farm ers, and businesses," he said in a statement. "Under these circumstances, the President is right to ask for additional appropriate action to obtain the elimination of the unfair acts, policies, and practices identied in USTR's report." China's Commerce Minis try said in a statement it must "adopt new countermeasures" to protect the interests of the Chinese people but it did not announce any spe cic measures. The clash reects the ten sion between Trump's promises to narrow a U.S. trade decit with China that stood at $375.2 billion in goods last year and China's ruling Communist Party's development ambitions. Trump says China's trade practices have caused American factories to close and lead to the loss of American jobs. Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said ear lier Thursday in an interview with Fox Business Network that negotiations were ongo ing. But, he said, "at the end of the day, China's unfair and illegal trading actions are damaging to economic growth, for the U.S., for China and for the rest of the world." He also called Trump "the rst guy with a backbone in decades ... to actually go after it. Not just whisper it, but to go after it with at least pre liminary actions." The Chinese spokesman, however, denied talks had occurred. "Finance and trade of cials from the two sides have not conducted any negotia tions on the trade issue," Gao said. The spokesman complained that after Beijing is sued a "resolute response" to Trump's $50 billion list of Chinese goods for higher duties issued this week, the American president responded by threatening still more increases. "Under these circumstances, the two sides cannot possibly conduct any nego tiations about this issue," said Gao. One trade policy expert said he doubted that Trump's rhetoric would help forge any deal with China. "Mr. Trump is upping the ante, but the lack of a clear game plan and an incoherent messaging strategy from the administration is setting this up for an all-out trade war rather than a fruitful nego tiation," said Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy at Cornell University. In China, some observers held out hope that the two countries were headed to ward negotiations and noted that despite Beijing's tough talk, it likely does not want the country's export-driven economy to be hit by punish ing tariffs. "If the trade dispute escalates or lasts for a long time, it will have a big impact on China's manufacturing in dustry, and foreign investment in related projects will be affected too," said Zhang Lifan, a Beijing-based independent political commentator. "In the long-run, losses in manufacturing will lead to decrease in tax revenue and eventually affect China's eco nomic growth." Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., a frequent Trump critic, called the escalation "the dumb est possible way" to punish China. "Hopefully the President is just blowing off steam again but, if he's even half-serious, this is nuts," Sasse said in a statement. "Let's absolutely take on Chinese bad behav ior, but with a plan that pun ishes them instead of us." Any additional tariffs would be subject to a public comment process and would not go into effect until that process is complete. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsFriday, April 6, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this March. 29, 2018 photo, container ships is docked at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. China vows to counterattack US as trade spat worsens US punishes Russian oligarchs, officials with more sanctionsWASHINGTON (AP) The United States hit seven Russian oligarchs and 17 Russian government ofcials with sanctions on Friday for what it called "malign activity" around the world, as the Trump administration tried to show that President Donald Trump is taking tough action to stand up to Moscow. A dozen Russian companies owned by the oli garchs were also targeted, along with a state-owned arms-dealing company and a subsidiary bank, the Trea sury Department said. Se nior administration ofcials cast the penalties as part of a concerted and ongoing ef fort by the U.S. to push back Russian President Vladimir Putin's government and his inner circle, emphasizing that since Trump took ofce last year, the U.S. has punished 189 Russian-related people and entities with sanctions. Trump has continued to avoid directly criticizing Putin himself, and recently invited the Russian leader to meet with him, possibly at the White House. Still, in recent weeks Trump's ad ministration has rolled out a series of actions including several economic and dip lomatic steps to increase pressure on Putin and those in his circle. "Nobody has been tough er on Russia than I have," Trump said at a news confer ence on Tuesday. Rather than punishing Russia for one specic action, the new sanctions are in response to "the totality of the Russian government's ongoing and increasingly brazen pattern" of bad behavior, said the of cials, who weren't authorized to comment by name and briefed reporters on condi tion of anonymity. The sanctions freeze any assets that those targeted have in U.S. jurisdictions and bars Americans from doing business with them. It was not clear whether any of those hit have signicant, or any, holdings that would be covered and most of them were warned of possible pen alties in January when they were identied as possible targets on lists published by the Treasury and State departments. The administration ofcials said Americans who may currently have business with them would be given guidance about how to wind down that business and avoid running afoul of the sanctions. The ofcials ticked through a list of activities they said had prompted the U.S. to act, including Rus sia's annexation of Crimea, backing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, cyber-hacking and attempts to subvert Western democracy. There was no immediate reaction from Russia's gov ernment. Many of the targets are in dividuals and businesses associated with Russia's energy sector, including those afli ated with state-owned Gaz prom. Ofcials said the goal was to show that those who have beneted nancially from Putin's position of pow er are fair game for U.S. punishments, noting that many of those being sanctioned are closely tied to Putin himself. Targets include: Kirill Shamalov, who is reportedly Putin's son-in-law, married to his daughter Kat erina Tikhonova, although neither Putin nor the Kremlin have acknowledged that she is his daughter. Igor Rotenberg, the son of Arkady Rotenberg, a friend of Putin's friend since they were teenagers. Andrey Kostin, named among government ofcials, heads the nation's secondlargest bank, VTB, which is controlled by the state. Alexei Miller, the long time head of the state-con trolled Gazprom natural gas giant. Both Miller and Kostin are longtime key members of Putin's team. Other oligarchs on the list include some top names on the Forbes' list of billionaires, aren't part of Putin's inner cir cle but like any other billion aire tycoons in Russia they vie for the Kremlin's atten tion to preserve and extend their business empires. Also targeted is aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, a gure in the Russia investi gation over his ties to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Deripaska has been targeted with U.S. sanctions previously, but ofcials said those being announced Friday were more comprehensive. Many of the Russian oli garchs and politicians and afliated businesses had already been identied by the Treasury and State Depart ment as potential targets on a list that was compiled and published in January. One of those hit by Friday's sanctions, Konstantin Kosachev, the chairman of the Russian Federation Council's foreign affairs committee, expressed surprise he had not already been blacklisted by the U.S.

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Page E4, THE CIVIL WAR COURIER THE CIVIL WAR COURIER For the history bu or the reenactment hobbyist Only $3.00New issue the rst of every month. Now available at the lobby of the Osceola News-Gazette.108 Church Street, Kissimmee Fl 34771407-846-7600 NEW YORK (AP) Ultimate ghting star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three ghts from UFC's biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion's most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of ghters on Thursday af ter a news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The New York Police Department says McGregor was charged and awaiting a court appear ance Friday, facing three counts of assault and one count of criminal mis chief. It was not immediately known if McGregor has an attorney who could comment on his behalf. UFC President Dana White said Friday he spoke to McGregor via text and the brawler said the con frontation was something that "had to be done." "It was probably the worst conversation we ever had," White told FS1's "First Things First" on Friday morning. "We talked yesterday before he turned himself in. "It's not that I don't think he understood what hap pened. He justied it. It was justied to him." White said the 29-yearold McGregor said he was sorry about the ghters who were injured, but, "this had to be done." Video showed McGregor with a group of people causing chaos Thursday as they took an elevator to the loading dock at Barclays Center. He can be seen tossing trash cans and being pre vented from throwing a barricade at a bus during his unannounced appear ance in New York. Police said McGregor threw a hand truck at a bus causing minor injury to a person on the bus. UFC said three ghts on Satur day's UFC 223 card have been scrapped as a result of the incident. "The organization deems today's disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow," UFC said in a statement. "Individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomor row's ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday's event at Bar clays Center." McGregor hasn't fought for UFC since November 2016 and was stripped this week by UFC Presi dent Dana White of the 155-pound championship he had never defended. White also said this week he did not expect Mc Gregor to attend Satur day's ghts. McGregor profanely responded on Twitter and wrote, "You'll strip me of nothing." He was just get ting started. McGregor last fought at all in a boxing match he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, 2017. The popular Irishman is tight with UFC 223 ghter Artem Lobov, who was involved this week in a scuf e in a hotel with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov ghts Max Holloway for the lightweight championship left vacant by McGregor. Lobov was yanked from the card and banned from the building. Michael Chiesa was sent to the hospital with injuries sustained in the attack and was forced out of his scheduled ght against Anthony Pettis. "A decision was made by the New York State Athletic Commission to pull me from UFC 223," Chiesa tweeted. "I'm devastated to say the least. @ showtimepettis I hope to run this match up ASAP. June 9th in your backyard. That's all I have to say for now. Much love." Flyweight Ray Borg suffered multiple cornea abrasions in the wake of the McGregor attack and his ght against Bran don Moreno was also scratched. White said this week in New York that McGregor would ght again for UFC this year. McGregor's ac tions now put any future ghts in doubt. McGregor once held the 145 and 155-pound championships at the same time and boldly stated he wanted an ownership stake in UFC. But the trashtalking, egocentric has been out of the ght game except for his boxing dal liance with Mayweather that made him wealthy enough to never have to ght again. McGregor and his girlfriend welcomed their rst child, a son, in May 2017. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Friday, April 6, 2018 APIn this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, Ultimate Fighting star Conor McGregor poses during a news conference in Las Vegas. McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFCs biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotions most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a bus full of fighters after a Thursday, April 5, 2018, news conference for UFC 223 at Brooklyns Barclays Center. Most users may have had public Facebook data scrapedNEW YORK (AP) Facebook's acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have prob ably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users' data. Not to mention its appar ent inability to even identify the problem until the company was already embroiled in scandal. CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters Wednesday that Facebook is shutting down a feature that let people search for Facebook users by phone number or email address. Although that was useful for people who wanted to nd others on Facebook, it turns out that unscrupulous types also gured out years ago that they could use it to identify individuals and collect data off their proles. The scrapers were at it long enough, Zuckerberg said, that "at some point during the last several years, someone has prob ably accessed your public information in this way." The only way to be safe would have been for users to deliberately turn off that search feature several years ago. Facebook had it turned on by default. "I think Facebook has not been clear enough with how to use its privacy settings," said Jamie Winterton, director of strategy for Arizona State University's Global Security Initiative. "That, to me, was the failure." The breach was a stun ning admission for a com pany already reeling from allegations that the po litical data-mining rm Cambridge Analytica inappropriately accessed data on as many as 87 million Facebook users to inuence elections. Over the past few weeks, the scandal has mushroomed into investigations across continents, including a probe by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Zuckerberg himself will be questioned by Congress for the rst time on Tuesday. "The FTC looked the other way for years when consumer groups told them Facebook was violating its 2011 deal to better pro tect its users. But now the Cambridge Analytica scandal has awoken the FTC from its long digital pri vacy slumber," said Jeffrey Chester, executive director for the Washington-based privacy nonprot Center for Digital Democracy. Neither Zuckerberg nor his company has identied those who carried out the data scraping. Outside experts believe they could have been identity thieves, scam artists or shady data brokers assembling market ing proles. Zuckerberg said the com pany detected the prob lem in a data-privacy audit started after the Cambridge Analytica disclosures, but didn't say why the company hadn't noticed it or xed it earlier. Facebook did not imme diately respond to a request for comment Thursday on when it discovered the data scraping. In his call with report ers Wednesday, Zuckerberg said the company had tried "rate limiting" the searches. This restricted how many searches someone can conduct at one time from a particular IP address, a numeric designation that identies a device's location on the internet. But Zucker berg said the scrapers cir cumvented that defense by cycling through multiple IP addresses. The scraped information was limited to what a user had already chosen to make public which, depend ing on a person's privacy settings, could be a lot as well as what Facebook requires people to share. That includes full name, prole picture and listings of school or workplace net works. But hackers and scam art ists could then use that in formation and combine it with other data in circulation to pull hoaxes on people, plant malware on their computers or commit other mischief. Having access to such a massive amount of data could also pose national security risks, Winterton said. A foreign entity could conceivably use such information to inuence elections or stir up discord exactly what Russia is alleged to have done, using Facebook and other social media, in the 2016 presi dential elections. Privacy advocates have long been critical of Facebook's penchant for pushing people to share more and more information, often through pro-sharing default options. While the company offers detailed privacy con trols users can turn off ad targeting, for example, or face recognition, and post updates that no one else sees many people never change their settings, and often don't even know how to. The company has tried to simplify its settings multiple times over the years, most recently this week. Winterton said that for individual Facebook users, worrying about this data scraping won't do much good after all, the data is already out there. But she said it might be a good time to "reect on what we are sharing and how we are sharing it and whether we need to." "Just because some one asks us information, it doesn't mean we have to give it to them if we are not comfortable," she said. She added that while she no longer has a Facebook account, when she did she put her birth year as 1912 and her hometown as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Neither is true.UFC star McGregor facing criminal charges in New York City

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E5 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Former South Ko rean President Park Geunhye was formally convicted of an array of corruption charges and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Fri day, a year after she was driven from ofce and ar rested over a scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. The conviction, which she can appeal, is the latest indignity for South Korea's rst female president, who grew up in the presidential palace as the daughter of a former dictator and even served as rst lady after her mother's assassination. The harshness of the sentence is likely to deepen divisions in a country still wrestling with the aftermath of the most serious political tur moil in years. Once seen as the darling of South Korean conser vatives, Park earned the nickname "Queen of Elections" for her record lead ing her party to victory in tight races, culminating in her own election as presi dent in 2012. Yet that was all undone by the scandal involving a close condant and bribery, extortion and other allegations. Park, 66, maintains she's a victim of "political re venge" and has been refus ing to attend court sessions since October. She didn't attend Friday's verdict, cit ing a sickness that wasn't specied publicly. In a nationally televised verdict, the Seoul Central District Court convicted Park of bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other charges. "It's inevitable that the defendant should be held strictly responsible for her crimes, if only to prevent the unfortunate event of a president abusing the power granted by the people and throwing state affairs into chaos from happening again," chief judge Kim Seyun said. Kim said Park has shown no remorse for her wrongdoing and continued to pass responsibility to oth ers with "unconvincing excuses." Along with the prison sentence, Kim said Park was also ned 18 billion won ($16.8 million). Both Park and prosecu tors who had demanded a 30-year sentence have one week to appeal. Park's lawyer, Kang Che ol-gu, called the 24-year prison term "very bad" and said the legal team will de cide whether to appeal after conrming her willingness. The court convicted Park of colluding with longtime condante Choi Soon-sil to pressure 18 business groups to donate a total of 77.4 billion won ($72.3 million) for the launch of two foundations controlled by Choi. The two women were also convicted of taking bribes from some of those companies, including more than 7 billion won ($6.5 million) alone from Samsung. Prosecu tors previously alleged that Samsung's bribe was aimed at getting government sup port for a smooth company leadership transition, but the court said there was not enough evidence to prove that Samsung sought such favor from the government. The court said Park col luded with senior government ofcials to blacklist artists critical of her gov ernment to deny them state assistance programs. Park was also convicted of passing on presidential documents with sensitive infor mation to Choi via one of her presidential aides. The scandal has already led to the arrests, indict ments and convictions of dozens of high-prole government ofcials and business leaders. Choi is serving a 20-year prison term; Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was initially sentenced to ve years in pris on before his sentence was suspended on appeal; and Lotte chairman Shin Dongbin was given 2 years in prison. Park has a small group of erce supporters most of them middle aged and older who regularly stage rallies calling for her release and after the verdict was broadcast, thousands of them marched near the Seoul court to protest the ruling. They waved South Korean and U.S. ags and held signs that read, among other things, "Stop murder ous political revenge!" "Release (President Park) immediately!" the marchers chanted as they walked between thick lines of police ofcers. There were no immediate reports of major clashes or injuries. The gatherings of Park's supporters have been much smaller than the earlier ones calling for her ouster, which began in October 2016, eventually drawing millions every Saturday to a Seoul plaza and else where around the country. She was impeached by law makers that December and removed from ofce by a Constitutional Court ruling in March 2017. The protests show how deeply South Koreans are split along ideological and generational lines, the result of decades-long ten sion with rival North Korea and the lingering fallout from the conservative mili tary dictatorships that ran the country until the late 1980s. Park is the daughter of deeply divisive dictator Park Chung-hee, who is revered by supporters as a hero who spearheaded South Korea's rapid economic rise in the 1960-70s. But he's also remembered for imprisoning and tortur ing dissidents. During her father's 18year rule, Park Geun-hye served as rst lady after her mother was killed in an assassination attempt tar geting her father in 1974. She left the presidential mansion in 1979 after her father was gunned down by his own intelligence chief during a late-night drinking party. After years of seclusion, Park returned to politics by winning a parliamentary seat in the late 1990s, dur ing a burst of nostalgia for her father after South Ko rea's economy was devastated by a foreign exchange crisis. In 2012, she won the presidential election by defeating her liberal rival and current President Moon Jae-in, riding a wave of support by conservatives who wanted to see her repeat her father's charismatic economic revival. Park's friendships with Choi, 61, began in the mid-1970s when Choi's late father served as Park's mentor after her mother's assassination. Park once described Choi as someone who helped her when she had difculties. But her re lations with the Choi fam ily have long haunted her political career. Media reports say that Choi's father was a cult leader and allegedly used his ties with Park to take bribes from government of cials and businessmen. Park has previously in sisted that she only got help from Choi on public relations and to edit some presidential speeches. Park's four years in ofce were marred by rising animosity with rival North Korea over its ad vancing nuclear program, a 2014 ferry disaster that killed more than 300 peo ple, mostly teenagers on a school trip, and criticism that she curbed free speech and didn't manage things transparently. In a presidential by-elec tion triggered by Park's ear ly exit, Moon won an easy victory against wounded conservatives. Park's saga is only the latest addition to a long line of scandals involving the country's leaders. Her conservative predecessor, Lee Myung-bak, who governed from 20082013, was arrested and jailed last month over a separate corruption scandal. Lee's liberal successor Roh Moo-hyun jumped to his death in 2009 amid a corruption investigation of his family. Park Chung-hee's suc cessors, Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo, both exarmy generals, spent time in jail for bribery, treason, munity and other charges after leaving ofce. Kim Young-sam and Kim Daejung, both former opposition leaders who fought against the dictatorships of Park Chung-hee and Chun, left ofce in disgrace after their sons and close associ ates were arrested or em broiled in scandals. CITIZEN TRIBUNE WorldFriday, April 6, 2018 EEE-5 APSupporters of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye stage a rally to call for her release near the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 6, 2018. A South Korean court is set to issue a verdict against disgraced former President Park on Friday, a year after she was forced out of office and arrested over an explosive corruption scandal that ensnared aides and prominent business leaders. The signs read: Murder Trial. Ex-S. Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison termEx-spy Skripal no longer in critical conditionLONDON (AP) Exspy Sergei Skripal is im proving rapidly and is no longer in critical condi tion, a British health of cial said Friday, a month after he and his daughter were poisoned with a rare nerve agent that triggered a diplomatic crisis between Russia and the West. Skripal and his daugh ter Yulia were found un conscious on a bench in the English city of Salis bury on March 4 and were taken to a hospital, where for weeks they lay uncon scious in critical condi tion. British authorities blame Russia for what they say was a militarygrade Soviet-made nerve agent poisoning. Russia denies responsibility for the attack. Dr. Christine Blanshard, the medical director at Salisbury District Hospital, said in a statement that 66-year-old Sergei Skripal "is responding well to treatment, improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition." Yulia Skripal, 33, regained consciousness last week and is now in stable condition, Blanshard said. Russian state television on Thursday played a recording of what they said was a phone call from Yulia to her cousin Viktoria Skripal in Russia. In it, Yulia said she would be discharged from hospital soon. Blanshard said Friday that Yulia Skripal could "look forward to the day when she is well enough to leave the hospital," but called any speculation about her release date "just that speculation." The poisoning has chilled relations between Russia and the West, producing a wave of diplo matic expulsions unseen even at the height of the Cold War. Britain, along with the United States and at least two dozen other U.K. al lies have expelled more than 150 Russian diplomats. Russia has ordered the same number of their envoys out. On Thursday, Russia called a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the Skripal poisonings. The Russian ambas sador to the U.N. warned Britain that it was "playing with re" and claimed that Russia was the victim of a hasty, sloppy and illintentioned defamation campaign by London and its allies. In the recording released by Russian state Rossiya TV on Thursday, Yulia Skripal allegedly said she and her father were both recovering and that her father's health was not ir reparably damaged. Viktoria Skripal, who works as a chief accoun tant in the city of Yaroslavl, told The Associated Press on Friday that she has no doubt that it was Yulia who called and that she has not heard from her since. She said the call was recorded because she has an app on her phone to keep track of all the calls she makes for work. "I made this recording, that was Yulia," she said. Viktoria Skripal has said she wanted to visit Sergei and Yulia and has applied for a U.K. visa. She told the AP that she was invited to come to the British Em bassy on Friday afternoon, supposedly to pick up her visa, but the embassy emailed her earlier Friday to say the appointment has been cancelled and that the decision on her visa application has not yet been made. "They're not giving me a visa, they keep postponing it," she said Friday. "They told me to wait. They told me that every thing depends on London and that (Prime Minister) Theresa May is on holiday so there is no one to sign on to this." The Skripals' two guinea pigs and a cat were also victims of the poisoning, the British government said Friday. The two rodents were found dead at the Skripals' home after it was sealed off by investigators. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said Fri day the cat was put down after it was found "in a distressed state." Russia's Foreign Ministry was quick to react, questioning the decision. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a Facebook post called the pets who lived at former double agent's home "im portant evidence" in the case. Later Friday, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov once again urged Britain to produce its evidence in the poisoning case. Lavrov, speaking on a trip to Belarus, said British ofcials have engaged in "frantic and convulsive efforts to nd arguments to support their indefen sible position" instead of producing evidence. He said Britain and its Western allies are wrong if they expect Russia to "confess to all deadly sins" it did not commit and "play by their rules."

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Page E6, LOS ANGELES (AP) Eileen Grubba was working alongside other actors on a TV commercial when she realized the director's eye was caught by her un even gait. He started posi tioning her out of shots and then it got worse. Shooting a scene on a bus, the director ordered Grubba to get up and move from her seat in the middle to one in the rear that was fully out of the frame. "'So now we're going to make the disabled people sit at the back of the bus? That's awesome,'" Grubba, who uses a leg brace be cause of childhood spi nal cord damage, recalled thinking some six years ago. The disheartening experience reects the broader picture for many actors with disabilities, whose progress in Hollywood has lagged behind that of other minority performers demanding to be seen and hired. The reasons are complex, insiders and observers say, including unfounded concerns about added production costs, disability stereotypes and an industry clinging to en trenched habits. "The fact is this is the largest minority group in the United States that routinely is discriminated against in the (entertain ment) industry, and we're trying to move the needle," said Jay Ruderman, head of a non-partisan foundation that advocates for inclusion for people with disabilities. There are some highprole successes on TV, among them wheelchairusing actor Daryl Mitchell on CBS' "NCIS: New Or leans," Micah Fowler, who has cerebral palsy and stars on ABC's "Speechless," and little person Peter Dinklage, the Emmyand Golden Globe-winning star of HBO's "Game of Thrones." He's also earned theatrical lm roles ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"). But studies show them to be outliers, even as a diversity groundswell has beneted actors of color and African-Americans in particular includ ing Chadwick Boseman ("Black Panther") on the big screen, Emmy-winner Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us") on the small one and Oscarand Emmywinner Viola Davis on both. LGBTQ performers, among them Laverne Cox, are making gains in vis ibility and work as well.BY THE NUMBERSMore than 56 million people nearly 20 per cent of the U.S. population have a disability, according to a 2012 Cen sus Bureau report. But in 900 lms released in theaters between 2007-2016, a total of 2.7 percent of the characters with speaking parts had a disability, according to researchers at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Of the 20 characters with disabilities tallied on the 10 top-rated broadcast and cable TV shows airing in 2016, one actor (Mitchell of "NCIS") has the disability portrayed on screen, a Ruderman Family Foundation study found. In 21 prominent series on streaming plat forms, two actors out of the 17 playing characters with disabilities had a real-life disability. Hollywood isn't alone in its employment practices. In 2016, the Bureau of La bor Statistics found that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was more than double that of the non-disabled (10.5 percent vs. 4.6 percent).ELUSIVE ROLESWhen disabled people are portrayed in lms and on television, roles lean heavily toward conditions that aren't physically vis ible. A role involving an apparent disability may go to an actor with the condi tion little person Mark Povinelli played a charac ter with dwarsm on Ama zon's "Mad Dogs" or not. In "Strong," the lm about a Boston Marathon bombing survivor left a double amputee, a com puter-altered Jake Gyllen haal played the part. That leaves performers with disabilities largely out in the cold. "Disabled people (audi tion) for roles and charac ters that are disabled, but they don't read for ablebodied characters," even if their disability wouldn't affect the portrayal or story, said actor Kurt Yaeger (Greg the Peg on "Sons of Anarchy"). Yaeger, who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident, said his agility with a prosthetic allows him to "hide" it for nondisabled parts and increases his job options. Scott Silveri, creator and executive producer of ABC's "Speechless," joins in brushing away the tired notion that a story's dramatic ow or audience would be thrown off by seeing a physically challenged person. "When you go into a bank and a teller has a limp, do you get confused, walk out into the parking lot and walk around?" he said. "What's the big deal? Go outside there are crutches and canes and wheelchairs, and people using them." The onus, impossibly, is on the so-called "disabled community," which consists of people with many different conditions and groups with varying goals and needs. Screenwriter Janis Hirsch, who uses crutch es because of childhood polio, recalls "losing it" when a "Glee" charac ter in a wheelchair was played by an actor who wasn't. Hirsch complained to a casting director who worked on the show, she said, and got this reply: "You people didn't submit anyone." Actresses face their own obstacles. The demands for physical perfection, so key a part of the dream factory, fall more heav ily on them, according to Grubba: "I've literally had people say to me, 'If you were a man, (your limp) wouldn't matter.'"AGENTS OF CHANGESilveri is among those trying to make a differ ence. After working on uffy hit sitcoms includ ing "Friends," the writerproducer decided to peer into his own life and create a series about a youngster with cerebral palsy and his family. (Silveri's brother, who had the condition, died recently at age 47.) "I'm proud of our show and proud we shine a light," he said, crediting a receptive ABC for snapping "Speechless" up. As for casting an actor with a disability in the role, he never considered other wise. "I want to put out the best show possible, and it just wouldn't pass the smell test to cast some body who didn't have this disability. But the other half is, it's the right thing to do whenever possible," he said, adding, "and I'd have to hear the argument why not." Budget fears are a poor excuse, according to actor Danny Woodburn (Mickey on "Seinfeld"), who has dwarsm and co-wrote the 2016 Ruderman Foundation report. Hiring an actor with a disability rarely costs an employer more, he said, but when an accom modation such as a ramp is needed the expense is typically less than $500. Industry heavyweights are joining the effort. Russell Boast, president of the Casting Society of America, has made it a cause for casting directors. In January, the group's members held open calls for performers with dis abilities in 50 places na tionwide that drew almost 1,000 people. The society also works with the actors' guild, SAG-AFTRA, on events. If the industry's excuse for not using these actors is because they don't exist, "I'm going to prove that's a myth and I'm going to show you these actors do exist, they're hungry to work and there are some amazingly talented per formers that just haven't had a chance," Boast said. Producers prefer to bank on proven actors, but "stars aren't born stars. They have to be made," said Tery Lopez, director of in clusion and equity for the Writers Guild of America, West, which held its an nual workshop in which actors with disabilities are showcased in works written for them. Networks and studios were challenged by the Ruderman Foundation and disability advocate Tari Hartman Squire to step up their efforts. Last season, CBS and Fox Studios led in hiring actors with dis abilities for series and pi lots, the foundation said.PROGRESS, IN INCHESThe movement has got ten pushback. Some in the industry say insisting on disability-specic casting is an infringement on their freedom to cast the actor they want for artistic or nancial reasons, while others label it political cor rectness run amok. Director Michael Mail er, son of the late novelist Norman Mailer, defended his casting of Alec Bald win as a nearly sightless man in "Blind," a 2017 in die lm. "In order to greenlight an independent lm, one must attract a 'name' ac tor for a fraction of a stu dio paycheck if there is to be any chance at getting the lm nanced," Mailer wrote in a piece last year for Deadline. "And while I'm sure there are many talented, vision-impaired actors out there, I do not currently know of any who have the marquee appeal needed to get even a modestly budgeted lm made." Ruderman, who had criticized the casting, remains unconvinced by such arguments. "We're really trying to make a case this is about employment and equality and authenticity, but that's not how people look at it," he said. Before Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman landed their series "This Close" on Sundance Now, the writer-actors got a confused reception to their pitch about two friends who, like them, are deaf. "The rst question we always got from everybody was, 'Why is this character deaf? I don't get it,'" Feld man said. "But in real life, why is anybody deaf or why is anybody anything? ... So the deaf experience will come into the story, but it doesn't need to be the central piece of the story." Some get it, said Grub ba, a longtime member of the prestigious Actors Studio. She said Brad Falchuk, who partners with Ryan Murphy to produce hit shows including "Feud" (and "Glee"), took her aside during a "NipTuck" scene to ask if she felt comfortable allowing herself to limp. He assured her it only added to the scene, not detracted, she said. Woodburn, whose credits include the upcoming lm "Anthem," is optimis tic about what lies ahead. "I think the tables are turning as we talk more and more about inclusion," he said. The ideal outcome includes shedding the "old ideologies" about casting those with disabilities and providing physical access for all, he said which can mean not holding au ditions in buildings without elevators, as still hap pens. While it's been nearly 30 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, Hollywood is still trying to ab sorb the concept and all else that fairness demands. "I don't know if it's going to be in a year, ve years, 10 years or maybe not in our lifetime," Jay Ruderman said, "but even tually we're going to look at actors playing a disability the same way you would look at an actor put ting on blackface." CITIZEN TRIBUNE EntertainmentEEE-2 Thursday, April 5, 2018 APThis image released by Paramount Pictures shows Millicent Simmonds, left, and John Krasinski in a scene from A Quiet Place. Simmonds, who is deaf, also starred in the 2017 film, Wonderstruck.Hollywood's diversity push snubs actors with disabilities

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E7 WASHINGTON (AP) Asserting the situation had reached "a point of crisis," President Donald Trump signed a proclamation di recting the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to ght illegal immigration and drug smuggling. "The lawlessness that continues at our southern border is fundamentally incompatible with the safety, security, and sovereignty of the American people," Trump wrote Wednesday in a memo authorizing the move, adding that his administration had "no choice but to act." The announcement came hours after Trump pledged "strong action today" on immigration and a day af ter he said he announced he wanted to use the military to secure the southern bor der until his long-promised, stalled border wall is erected. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she had been working with governors of the southwest border states to develop agreements on where and how many Guardsmen will be deployed. Trump has been frustrat ed by slow action on build ing his "big, beautiful wall" along the Mexican border the signature promise of his campaign as well as a recent uptick in illegal border crossings, which had plunged during the early months of his presidency, giving Trump an accom plishment to point to when he had few. Federal law prohibits the use of active-duty service members for law enforcement inside the U.S., unless specically authorized by Congress. But over the past 12 years, presidents have twice sent National Guard troops to the border to bolster security and assist with surveillance and other sup port. Nielsen said the effort would be similar to a 2006 operation in which Presi dent George W. Bush deployed troops to help U.S. Customs and Border Protec tion personnel with non-law enforcement duties while additional border agents were hired and trained. President Barack Obama also sent about 1,200 troops in 2010 to beef up efforts against drug smuggling and illegal immigration. Nielsen said her depart ment had developed a list of locations where it would like assistance on things like aerial surveillance and other support. She declined to say how many personnel would be needed or how much the operation would cost, but she insisted, "It will be as many as is needed to ll the gaps that we have today." One congressional aide said that lawmakers anticipate 300 to 1,200 troops will be deployed and that the cost was expected to be at least $60 million to $120 million a year. The Penta gon would probably need authorization from Con gress for any funding be yond a few months, said the aide, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Under the mechanism the administration is looking to use, the Guard would not be mobilized as a federal force. Instead, governors would control the Guard within their states. Governors of the four U.S. states bordering Mexico were largely support ive of the move. The ofce of California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat who has sparred with Trump on immigration issues, said any federal request would be promptly reviewed to de termine how the state could best offer its assistance. The Mexican foreign ministry said Nielsen told Mexico's top diplomat that troops deployed to the bor der "will not carry arms or carry out migration or customs control activities." Senators in Mexico urged President Enrique Pena Nieto to temporarily suspend cooperation with the U.S. on immigration and security issues. In a nonbinding statement approved unanimously Wednesday, the senators asked Mexico's government to freeze joint efforts "in the ght against transnational organized crime" until Trump starts acting "with the civility and respect that the people of Mexico deserve." Trump rst revealed Tuesday that he'd been dis cussing the idea of using the military at the border with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "We're going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we're going to be guarding our border with the military," Trump said. He spent the rst months of his presidency bragging about a dramatic drop in illegal border crossings, which some DHS of cials had even dubbed the "Trump effect." Indeed, ar rests at the border last April were at the lowest level since DHS was created in 2003, and the 2017 scal year saw a 45-year low for Border Patrol arrests. But the numbers have been slowly ticking up since last April and are now on par with many months of the Obama administra tion. New statistics released Wednesday show about 50,000 arrests of people trying to cross the southwest border last month, a 37 percent increase from the previous month, and a 203 percent increase compared to March 2017. The monthly increase follows typical seasonal uctuations. Trump's new focus on hard-line immigration policies appears aimed, at least in part, in drawing a politi cal contrast with Democrats heading into the midterm elections. He has also been under growing pressure from conservative backers who have accused him of betraying his base for not delivering on the wall, and he was set off by images played on his favorite network, Fox News, of a "cara van" of migrants making their way through Mexico. In Texas, which already has about 100 National Guard members stationed on the border, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, said the president's decision "reinforces Texas' longstanding commitment to secure our southern border and uphold the Rule of Law." New Mexico Gov. Su sana Martinez, a Republi can, said she appreciated the Trump administration's efforts to involve states in the effort to better secure the border. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, also a Repub lican, tweeted that his state "welcomes the deployment of National Guard to the border. Washington has ig nored this issue for too long and help is needed." CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsThursday, April 5, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this June 20, 2008 le photo, members of the 200th Red Horse Air National Guard Civil Engineering Squadron from Camp Perry in Ohio, including Tech Sgt. David Hughes, right, and Tech Sgt. William Bunker, second from right, work on building a road at the border in Nogales, Ariz. 'A point of crisis': Trump directs troops deployed to border Trump scales back US goals in Syria, against aides' adviceWASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Syria long term, pushing for a quick military withdrawal over a prolonged effort to stabilize the country and prevent the Islamic State group from reemerging. Trump has signaled to his advisers that ideally, he wants all troops out within six months, according to three U.S. ofcials a nale that would come shortly before the U.S. midterm elec tions. But Trump has given no formal order to pull out the 2,000 U.S. troops cur rently in Syria, nor offered a public timetable, other than to say the United States will pull out just as soon as the last remaining IS ghters can be vanquished. In his haste to withdraw from Syria, Trump stands alone. The Pentagon, the State Department and CIA are all deeply concerned about the potential ramica tions if the U.S. leaves behind a power vacuum in Syria, as are Israel, Arab leaders and other nations in the U.S.-led coalition that has fought IS in Iraq and Syria since 2014. The president made clear his patience was running out as he met top national secu rity aides on Tuesday. Yet the meeting concluded with no hard-and-fast deadline handed down, leaving Trump's team struggling to deduce how fast is fast enough for Trump, according to ofcials briefed on the meeting who weren't authorized to discuss it and requested anonymity. The tense disagreement between Trump and his team has played out in chaotic and increasingly public fashion. On Tuesday, before the Syria meeting, Trump was telling television cameras he wanted to "get out," just as the U.S. special envoy for ghting IS insisted "our mission isn't over." And on Wednesday, the White House issued a statement that declared the IS mission is "coming to a rapid end" but avoided specics al together. "We will continue to con sult with our allies and friends regarding future plans," said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Urging him to slow down, Trump's aides have been emphasizing that IS ghters remain active in Syria, evi dence that Trump's own, pub licly stated objective the total defeat of IS has yet to be met. Ofcials said the U.S. is tracking two pockets where IS remains viable one in the Middle Euphrates Valley Region, another along the Iraq-Syria border. And despite the White House's insistence that the group is "al most completely defeated," a string of renewed IS attacks in recent weeks has raised fears about a resurgence. Regardless of exactly when the troops leave, the decision to remove them as soon as possible has forced an immediate realignment of long-term U.S. objectives in the country, ofcials said. With no military presence to ensure security for Ameri can personnel, the U.S. will have to call off other planned operations to clear land mines, restore basic services like water and electricity, and create political conditions needed to resolve Syria's civil war. Already, Trump has put an indenite hold on $200 million he pledged previous ly for those operations. Those efforts by U.S. dip lomats and aid workers have been seen as critical to ensur ing that Syria's territory isn't exploited in the future by IS remnants, other extrem ists or Iran. They formed a key component of Trumps new Syria strategy, laid out by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a speech in January declaring it "vital for the United States to remain engaged in Syria." But the speech, while formally ap proved by the White House, angered Trump, ofcials said, and the president red Tillerson last month. Instead, Trump will leave stabilizing Syria to other nations, in line with his longstated view that the United States shoulders too much of global costs and should put "America rst." "I want to get out," Trump said. "I want to bring our troops back home. I want to start rebuilding our nation." Trump has asked Saudi Arabia, which is keenly inter ested in keeping Iran out of Syria, to contribute $4 billion toward reconstruction and stabilization efforts that the U.S. no longer plans to un dertake. He came away from a phone call Monday with King Salman condent that the king will agree to give the money, two U.S. ofcials briefed on the conversation said. The Saudi Embassy in Washington did not immediately comment. Securing foreign dollars while pulling out troops could allow Trump to argue before the November mid terms that he's shifted the burden of resolving far-ung crises away from America. But ceding inuence over Syrian territory could hand more control to countries whose interests in the Middle East are sharply at odds with the United States. As the White House was talking up a U.S. withdrawal on Wednesday, the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran were meeting in Ankara to hash out their own plans for Syria's future, including a continued Turkish operation to oust U.S.-backed Kurdish ghters from northern Syria. The three nations have been pushing their own diplomatic track for resolving Syria's civil war, even as the U.S. tries to rejuvenate United Nations-led talks. "We have agreed to expand the entire range of our trilat eral cooperation in Syria," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the Turkish cap ital, claiming credit on the trio's behalf for the Islamic State group's near-defeat. Russia has been propping up Syrian President Bashar Assad for years, with in creasing help from Iranianbacked Shiite militias such as Hezbollah to the dismay of U.S. allies such as Israel. A phone call Wednesday between Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu grew tense because of the Israeli leader's concerns that the U.S. will withdraw and allow Israel's enemies to gain a further foothold in a neighboring country, two U.S. ofcials said. Nor is it clear that the U.S. has capable local partners lined up to handle basic se curity and prevent a total col lapse following a precipitous U.S. pullout a prospect that offers unsettling echoes of the 2011 U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. As a candidate, Trump derided President Barack Obama for that de cision and argued that the resulting power vacuum enabled the formation of the Islamic State. The Syrian Kurds, the most effective ghting force in Syria aligned with Wash ington, recently shifted to ghting Turkish forces in the area of Afrin. That forced a pause in operations against the main IS holdout in Syria. The Pentagon has warned that the distraction could give IS the reprieve it needs to re group after four years of be ing pummeled.

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Page E8, MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) The woman who shot three people at YouTube's headquarters was prolic at producing videos and posting them online, many of them bizarre, such as a clip in which she removes a revealing purple dress to expose fake breasts with the message, "Don't Trust Your Eyes." In others, Nasim Agh dam (na-SEEM AG-dahm) exercises, promotes animal rights and explains the vegan diet, often in elabo rate costumes or carrying a rabbit. The videos have become central to the motive au thorities have settled on for the shooting: Aghdam's anger with the policies of YouTube the world's biggest online video website. Nasim Aghdam, an Ira nian native who was in her late 30s, posted the vid eos under the online name Nasime Sabz, and a web site in that name decried YouTube's policies, saying the company was trying to "suppress" content creators. "Youtube ltered my channels to keep them from getting views!" one of the messages said. "There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!" People who post on YouTube can receive money from advertisements that accompany their videos, but the company "de-monetiz es" some channels for rea sons including inappropri ate material or having fewer than 1,000 subscribers. YouTube had no com ment about any actions related to Aghdam's videos. Aghdam also ran a Far si-language public chan nel on the messaging app Telegram, which had 6,000 followers, featuring content unlikely to resonate with Iranians. She was virtu ally unknown in a country where about 40 million people use the app. One video was a tutorial on buttocks massage, and another featured a song praising Bahaism, a religion that originated in Iran but is heavily suppressed by the Islamic Republic. People in Iran expressed pity and shock that Agh dam would shoot others in a country that allows more social media freedoms. State TV briey reported the shooting based on inter national reports. Hossein Naderi, a 23-year-old art student in Tehran, questioned why Aghdam chose to live in America, adding: "I wish I was there to use YouTube freely." Kimia Shobeiri, 18, sug gested the shooting was a ploy to get attention. "She was insane and just wanted to make herself fa mous," she said. "With this act she damaged the reputa tion of Iranians." Police who found Agh dam sleeping in her car early Tuesday in the city of Mountain View about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from YouTube headquarters said she was calm and said noth ing about being angry with YouTube or having any plans to harm others or her self. "It was a very normal conversation. There was nothing in her behavior that suggested anything unusu al," Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel said. Later that day, Aghdam went to a gun range before walking through a parking garage into a courtyard at YouTube's campus south of San Francisco, where she opened re with a handgun and wounded three people, police said. She then killed herself. Two women wounded in the shooting were released Wednesday from a San Francisco hospital. The third victim, a 36-year-old man, was upgraded from critical to serious condition. The suspect's father, Is mail Aghdam, told the Bay Area News Group he warned police the day before the attack that his daughter was upset with how YouTube handled her videos and might be plan ning to go to its ofces. Police in Mountain View said they spoke to Ismail Aghdam twice after con tacting the family to report nding his daughter and that he never told them she could become violent or pose a threat to YouTube employees. During her 20-minute interview with ofcers, Nasim Aghdam said she was having family problems and had left her home, police said. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire arms and Explosives on Wednesday searched two homes where Nasim Agh dam had lived one in Menifee, which is southeast of Los Angeles, and another in 4S Ranch, north of San Diego. Nasim Aghdam refer enced a since-deactivated website, PeaceThunder, in a 2014 interview promoting veganism. The state attor ney general's website shows a charity group named PeaceThunder afliated with Aghdam was dissolved at her request in 2011. She gave no reason but said she was its only member and the group had no assets. John Rundell, who lives next door to the family in Menifee, said the parents, son and daughter moved from San Diego about ve years ago, but he hadn't seen Nasim Aghdam in months. The entire family was "very, very friendly," according to Rundell, who spoke most often with the father, an electrical contractor. Topics of conversations included Persian cooking. "They were just perfect neighbors," Rundell said. "If I had to pick neighbors, I'd have them all around." Nasim Aghdam painted the house after the family moved in and Rundell said he gave her his own paint to nish the job. She once told Rundell that her pet rab bit was unhappy and asked where he got his. The family turned away reporters outside the fam ily home in Menifee on Wednesday. A woman named Leila who identi ed herself as an aunt said Nasim Aghdam was a "re ally good person" and had no history of mental illness. She did not give her last name. The family later distrib uted a statement saying they were "in absolute shock and can't make sense of what has happened." "Although no words can describe our deep pain for this tragedy, our family would like to express their utmost regret, sorrow for what has happened to innocent victims," the statement read. Aghdam walked onto the YouTube property through a parking garage and it's not clear whether she encountered any security. NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) After a showdown over race, the jury picked to decide Bill Cosby's fate in the rst big trial of the #MeToo era ended up mir roring the gender and racial makeup of the group that deadlocked last year: seven men and ve women 10 white, two black. Race dominated Wednes day's jury selection. Cosby's lawyers alleged a member of the prosecu tion team made a disparag ing remark after prosecu tors rejected one of the few black women considered for the case. The defense, which argued nixing her was illegal, never revealed the remark they claim was said and eventually agreed to pick more jurors. District Attorney Kevin Steele rejected the allegations, saying that prosecu tors had no problem seat ing the two other black people who had appeared for individual questioning. He contended that Cosby's lawyers were playing to the media. "There's absolutely no legitimacy to this," Steele said. Both sides returned to court on Thursday to se lect six alternates. Cosby stumbled slightly getting out of an SUV and then put a hand up to say he was OK before walking into the courthouse. The battle over the black juror's removal highlight ed a vast racial disparity that limited the number of black people available for consideration in the subur ban Philadelphia jury pool. Just 10 of about 240 pro spective jurors questioned on the rst three days of jury selection were black, or about 4.2 percent. The black population in Mont gomery County is about 9.6 percent black, accord ing to the latest U.S. Cen sus estimates. The county says the names of people called for jury duty are selected ran domly from a master list that combines voter regis tration records and driver's license records. Two of the six black peo ple in an initial group of 120 potential jurors were invited back for individual questioning and wound up getting picked for the jury. The woman rejected on Wednesday was the only black person to reach that stage. The jury for Cosby's rst trial was selected from about 300 miles (483 kilo meters) away in the Pittsburgh area. The retrial jury is being picked from the same county where the 80-year-old Cosby is on trial on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004. "This man faces the rest of his life in jail," lawyer Kathleen Bliss said, argu ing Cosby, who is black, deserved to have more peo ple on the jury who looked like him. Cosby's lawyers had ap peared ready to strike at the rst instance of prosecu tors blocking a black juror producing a legal brief that argued the move violated a 32-year-old Supreme Court ruling that prohibits prosecutors from excluding prospective jurors because of their race. The defense had made the same argu ment on Tuesday regarding the prosecution's exclusion of several white men, but O'Neill rejected it. Cosby has pleaded not guilty. He says the encounter with former Temple University women's bas ketball administrator An drea Constand was consen sual. The retrial jury appeared to skew younger than the hung jury from last year's trial. Eight of the jurors picked this week are mid dle-aged men or women. The rest are millennials or on the cusp of middle-age. Last year's panel includ ed a man in his 80s who told reporters he was suspicious of Constand's story and suspected that "politics was involved" in reviving the decade-old case with "no stained clothing, no smoking gun, nothing." The man, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the deliberations, had insight into what jurors could be in for when they deliberate the charges. "Crying by men and by women and more than one," he said. "And the tears came towards the end, it was so tense." Prosecutors plan to call as many as ve additional accusers in a bid to por tray Cosby the former TV star once revered as "America's Dad" for his family sitcom "The Cosby Show" as a serial preda tor. The AP does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Con stand has done. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Thursday, April 5, 2018 APBill Cosby, center, arrives with spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, left, for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.APSan Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini, center, speaks at a news con ference in San Bruno, Calif., Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Bill Cosby's retrial jury mirrors first on gender, raceYouTube shooter's bizarre videos key to suspected motive

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E9 your local e-mail update AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com LONDON (AP) The poisoned daughter of an exRussian spy said Thursday she's recovering quickly after her ordeal, while Rus sia strongly protested being locked out of the probe into the nerve agent that sick ened her and her father. Britain has blamed Russia for the March 4 poison ing of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in the city of Salisbury. In response, more than two dozen West ern allies including Britain, the U.S. and NATO have ordered out over 150 Rus sian diplomats in a show of solidarity. Moscow has ercely denied its involvement in the nerve agent attack and expelled an equal number of envoys. The diplomatic turmoil has hit lows unseen even at the height of the Cold War. Early Thursday, three buses believed to be carrying expelled American diplomats departed from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow after putting their luggage on trucks. Some toted pet carriers. Yulia Skripal said in state ment released Thursday by British police that her strength is growing daily and expressed gratitude to those who came to her aid. "I am sure you appreci ate that the entire episode is somewhat disorientating, and I hope that you'll re spect my privacy and that of my family during the period of my convalescence," the 33-year-old said. The British hospital treating the Skripals has con rmed that Yulia's condition has improved, while her father, 66, has remained in critical condition. Russian state television on Thursday released a re cording of what it said was a phone call between Yulia Skripal and her cousin in Russia. In it, Yulia Skripal says she and her father are both recovering and in nor mal health. She says her father is sleeping and his health has not been irrepara bly damaged. Rossiya TV said Skripal's niece, Viktoria, who lives in Moscow, gave the station the recording of her conversa tion with Yulia. The broad caster said it can't verify the recording's authenticity. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, meanwhile, described the British accu sations against Moscow over the nerve agent poisoning of the Skripals as a mockery of international law. Speaking at a news conference Thurs day, Lavrov insisted that the poisoning case was fabricated by Britain to "demonize" Russia. "The so-called Skripal case has been used as a ctitious, orchestrated pretext for the unfounded massive expulsions of Russian diplo mats not only from the U.S. and Britain but also from a number of other countries who simply had their arms twisted," Lavrov said in Moscow. "We have never seen such an open mockery of the international law, diplomatic ethics and elemen tary decorum." Russia last week ordered 60 American diplomats to leave the country by Thurs day in retaliation for the United States expelling the same number of Russians. Lavrov noted that Russia will respond in kind to any further hostile moves, but added "we also want to es tablish the truth." He sarcastically likened the British accusations to the queen from Alice in Wonderland urging "sen tence rst verdict after ward." On Wednesday, Russia called a meeting of the in ternational chemical weap ons watchdog to demand a joint investigation with Brit ain into the poisoning the demand that London has re jected. The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibi tion of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) voted against the Russian proposal, but Moscow said the number of countries that abstained from the vote suggested many have doubts about Britain's accusations. "It's unacceptable to make unfounded accusations in stead of conducting a fair investigation and provid ing concrete facts," Lavrov said. "Yesterday's debate in The Hague showed that self-respecting adults don't believe in fairy tales." Asked Thursday if Russia would accept the OPCW's conclusions, Lavrov said Moscow must be part of the probe and see the evidence. "We can't give an advance approval to results of the investigation, in which we aren't taking part and which is kept secret," he said. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednes day that "the purpose of Russia's ludicrous proposal at The Hague was clear to undermine the inde pendent, impartial work of the international chemical weapons watchdog." The chief of Britain's defense research lab, the Porton Down laboratory, ac knowledged Tuesday it has not been able to pinpoint the precise source of the nerve agent. Gary Aitkenhead said sci entists there identied the substance used on the Skripals as a Soviet-developed nerve agent known as Novi chok. But he added "it's not our job to say where that was actually manufactured." Lavrov said Aitkenhead's statement indicated that Porton Down had samples of Novichok to use it as a marker to determine the type of the nerve agent used in the attack. He noted that Britain has failed to ac knowledge yet that it possesses Novichok. The British government says it relied on a combi nation of scientic analy sis and other intelligence to conclude that the nerve agent came from Russia, but the Foreign Ofce on Wednesday deleted a tweet from last month that said Porton Down scientists had identied the substance as "made in Russia." Russian President Vladimir Putin's envoy for cy bersecurity, Alexander Krutskikh, mocked the contradictory statements, saying Thursday that "the latest developments around the Skripal case indicate the days of this British Cabinet are numbered." Moscow has called a meeting of the U.N. Securi ty Council to press its case. CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldThursday, April 5, 2018 EEE-5 APBuses wait to carry expelled diplomats to leave the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Rus sia last week ordered 60 American diplomats to leave the country by Thursday, in retaliation for the United States expelling the same number of Russians. Daughter of poisoned spy says she's recoveringBrazil's top court rules against da Silva on prisonRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazil's top court voted narrowly in the early hours Thursday to turn down an attempt by former President Luiz Inacio da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction, a decision that will have wide spread implications in this polarized nation. After nearly 11 hours of often heated debate, the jus tices of the Supreme Federal Tribunal voted 6-5 to deny da Silva's preventative habeas corpus request to stave off a 12-year jail sentence while he ghts a conviction in a case that he argues was noth ing more than a ploy to keep him off of October's presi dential ballot. Despite the conviction and several other corruption charges pending against him, da Silva leads all preference polls for the election. The de cision means he will likely be jailed soon, though probably not until at least next week thanks to various technicali ties. Within minutes of the decision, da Silva's Work ers' Party, which held Brazil's presidency from 2003 to 2016, put out a tweet that foreshadowed the struggles to come. "The Brazilian people have the right to vote for Lula, the candidate of hope," it read. "The Workers' Party will defend this candidacy on the streets and in every court until the last consequences." The court's debate under scored how fraught the matter is at a time of high tension and angst in Brazil, which is struggling to emerge from a crippling recession and is four years into a major cor ruption scandal that has ensnared much of the country's elite, including da Silva. "The constitution secures individual rights, which are fundamental to democracy, but it also assures the exer cise of criminal law," said Chief Justice Carmen Lucia, who cast the deciding vote after spending much of the session being criticized by colleagues. Justice Gilmar Mendes, traditionally a critic of da Silva, voted in favor of the former leader's petition to stay out of jail, challenging his colleagues to buck pres sure from society. "If a court bows (to pres sure), it might as well not ex ist," said Mendes. Justice Luis Barroso ar gued that the integrity of the justice system was at stake. "A penal system that doesn't work with minimal effectiveness leads to an in stinct for taking justice into one's own hands," said Bar roso, who voted against the petition. Justice Rosa Weber, who legal analysts predicted would be key because there was much doubt about her position on the matter, voted against da Silva. In one of several brisk ex changes, after Weber's vote, justice Marco Aurelio Mello accused Lucia of plotting against da Silva's case. Mello said limiting the vote just to the habeas corpus petition and not the larger question of when a convict should be forced to begin serving a sen tence helped sway Weber's vote. "I want this to be registered in the court's records," Mello told Lucia, who responded by saying "yes" to the request. The session reected the debate happening across Brazil as millions tuned into the televised session. When the decision was leveled, reworks and yells could be heard and seen in Rio de Ja neiro and Sao Paulo, two of the nation's most important cities. Da Silva was once wildly popular after his two terms as president from 2003 to 2010, but he has become a polar izing gure amid the "Car Wash" corruption scandal that has roiled Brazil the last several years and made aver age citizens furious with the political class. Da Silva was convicted in July of helping a construc tion company get sweetheart contracts in exchange for the promise of a beachfront apartment. He denies any wrongdoing in that case or in several other corruption cases that have yet to be tried. An appeals court upheld the con viction in January, and the three reviewing magistrates even lengthened the sentence to 12 years and one month. Technically, the Supreme Federal Tribunal's decision doesn't keep da Silva off the ballot. The country's top electoral court makes nal decisions about candidacies beginning in August, but it has been expected to deny da Silva's candidacy under Bra zil's "clean slate" law, which disqualies people who have had criminal convictions up held. Thursday's decision was about much more than the fu ture of a once towering politician trying to make a come back. Many legal observers had said that allowing da Silva to stay out of jail could have a big impact on all the other cases related to "Car Wash" and other white-collar criminals with the means to continue appealing. Congressman Jair Bolso naro, a right-leaning legislator who is running second in the polls behind da Silva, summed up what many da Silva detractors were likely thinking. "Brazil hopes that after to day's vote Sergio Moro is able to order his arrest to show corruption doesn't work," Bolsonaro said while dem onstratinag outside Congress in Brasilia during the session. "We should never do politics like this again. Crooks should not have votes. They should have a cell."

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Page E10, WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At:ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH a A J J O B TH aA T I s S RI GHT FO rR Y OU! CITIZEN TRIBUNE FoodEEE-2 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 BY KATIE WORKMAN Associated PressA great pasta salad is a beautiful thing. It anchors a picnic, potluck or buffet with aplomb. It's portable, exible, and easily and often veg etarian. One of the rst things I made for my then-boyfriend's (now husband's) parents was a pasta salad, and for whatever reason, it won them over and became a most-re quested dish. Pasta salads are also such a nice way to play around with seasonal vegetables, so you can change things up all year. Spring and summer are peak moments to scoop up the great produce at the farmers' market, grab a box of pasta, and quickly turn all of it into a crowdpleasing and easy side or main dish. I tend to pack in the vegetables, and the results are beautiful and nicely tilted toward the healthy side. In this recipe, the asparagus and sugar snap peas get a bit more tender and keep their bright green color after a quick simmer, and the best part is that you can add them right into the pasta at the end of the cooking time; that saves a step and an extra pot. If you chop the leafy greens, they will blend into the salad more, but sometimes I like to leave them whole and have the whole thing be kind of a cross between a pasta salad and a regular salad. You can make this salad ahead of time, up to one day. Ideally, leave the arugula, spinach and basil out and add them right before serving. Adding the greens at the last min ute keeps them from getting wilted and darkening. Also, hold off on the tomatoes: Tomatoes really should never see the inside of a refrigera tor, and since you'll have to refriger ate this salad to keep it fresh, toss ing in the tomatoes at the very end will keep them from getting slightly mealy. If you have made the salad ahead, let it sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes to take the chill off before serving, so the avors all come shining through. Also, if you refrigerated the salad, the pasta will have absorbed the dressing a bit; add an extra drizzle of olive oil, and give it a toss to get it nice and glis tening again.SIMPLE VEGETARIAN SPRING PASTA SALAD25 minutes start to nish Serves 8 1 pound dried spiral pasta (or cavatappi, ziti, fusilli or other sal ad-friendly shaped pasta) 2 cups (8 ounces) halved sugar snap peas 2 cups (1-inch pieces) asparagus 2 cups baby or roughly chopped arugula 2 cups baby or roughly chopped spinach 1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or or ange), nely diced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half, or quarters if larger 1/2 cup sliced scallions 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1/2 cup slivered fresh basil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1/3 cup nely grated Parmesan cheese Heat a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta accord ing to package directions, but 1 minute before the pasta is tender, add the sugar snap peas and the asparagus. Cook for 1 minute, then drain the pasta and the veg etables and rinse under cold water. Drain well. Place the pasta, sugar snap peas and asparagus in a bowl with the arugula, spinach, peppers, toma toes and scallions. In a small bowl or container, combine the olive oil, mayon naise, vinegar, mustard, shallots, basil, salt and pepper. Pour this dressing over the pasta salad and toss well to combine. Add the Par mesan and toss again. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Nutrition information per serving: 424 calories; 167 calories from fat; 19 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 4 mg cholesterol; 268 mg sodium; 53 g carbohy drate; 5 g ber; 6 g sugar; 11 g protein.Cooking on a DeadlineTry this simple vegetarian spring pasta saladPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Rhode Island is launching a program to buy farms and sell them to new farmers for dirt cheap. A farm bought for $500,000, for example, could then be sold for $100,000. It is an unconventional approach to ensure that farming remains viable. The National Farmers Union knows of no other state that buys farmland to sell to farmers at less than market price. Other states give tax credits and loans to beginning farmers. Though some critics say this is not the role of state government, Rhode Island sees it as a way to keep young entrepreneurs from moving to other states, where land may be cheaper. It also could attract other farmers to the state, though retaining farmers who already are here is the main goal and the se lection process favors Rhode Island farmers. "We want these minds, their energy, this entrepre neurial spirit to stay here in Rhode Island," said Ken Ayars, chief of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's agriculture division. The state does not know exactly how many people are leaving, but ofcials of ten hear from the agriculture community that the high price of land is forcing some people out, while others are leasing land because they cannot afford to buy it, Ayars said. "When we think about the future of agriculture in Rhode Island, this is a weak link," he said. Sarah Turkus, 30, started the Sidewalk Ends Farm with two other young women in a vacant lot in Providence in 2011. When they wanted to expand three years later, they could not nd available, affordable land in Rhode Island. They now lease 2 acres (0.81 hectares) in Seekonk, Massachusetts, to grow vegetables, herbs and owers. "This program specically, or a program like it, would probably be the only way I'd ever be able to own farmland in our area because of the cost of the land," she said. Under the program, the state will buy a farm at the full appraised value, which takes into account the land's worth if it was developed. The state will then resell the farm at the agricultural ap praised value, which is its worth solely as a farm. That is typically 20 percent of the full value, Ayars said. The condition is that it must re main a farm, which the state broadly denes as anything related to the production of agricultural crops or raising livestock. Rhode Island plans to spend $3 million from the most recent environmental bond approved by voters to buy farmland and development rights. The value of all land and buildings on farms nation wide averaged $3,080 per acre for 2017, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The farm real estate value in Rhode Island was the highest in the nation at $13,800 per acre. Rhode Island plans to solicit applications for its new program within 45 days. The National Farmers Union, which represents farmers, shers and ranchers with divisions in 33 states, is typi cally wary of anyone other than a family farmer own ing farmland, said Thomas Driscoll, director of conser vation policy. But, Driscoll said, prop erty values may be getting so high along both coasts that unconventional solutions are needed to ensure food pro duction. "We want to see how this operates in practice and how it affects farmers who are farming there already, but ultimately access to land is a major problem for farmers and we're glad that people are thinking creatively about it," he said. Some Republican state lawmakers and established farmers in Rhode Island have said that buying and selling farmland is not the state's role. Glen Cottrell owns Cot trell Homestead, a 118-yearold dairy farm that is going out of business. He fears this is a roundabout way to seize property and divide it. "That's what the communists did," he said. Ayars said the state will only own the land long enough to transfer it from one farmer to another, and a farmer's decision to partici pate is completely voluntary. APThis photo shows simple vegetarian spring pasta salad in New York. In this recipe, the asparagus and sugar snap peas get a bit more tender and keep their bright green color after a quick simmer, and the best part is that you can add them right into the pasta at the end of the cooking time.APTop: Farmer Sarah Turkus, of Providence, R.I., displays chives while planting them on a leased plot of land, in Seekonk, Mass. Above: Sarah Turkus, left, and Dave Kuma, both of Providence, R.I., plant chives on a leased plot of land in Seekonk, Mass., as Sarahs dog Mabel, a 3-yearold hound mix, greets Dave.State to buy farms to help new farmers

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Saturday, April 7, 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) With a decision seemingly imminent about whether to bring home U.S. troops from Syria, President Donald Trump's national security team is advising against a hasty withdrawal even as he makes his pref erence clear: "I want to get out." Trump's director of na tional intelligence, Dan Coats, told reporters Wednesday that the White House would announce a decision about America's military involvement in the war-torn country "relative ly soon." Coats said national security ofcials held an "all-hands-on deck" meet ing Tuesday and "some de cisions were made." Trump said he expects to decide "very quickly" whether to remove U.S. forces, saying their pri mary mission was to defeat the Islamic State group. "We've almost completed that task," he said. Trump's comments to re porters at the White House on Tuesday conicted with views of his military advisers, some of who spoke at a separate event in Wash ington about the need to stay in Iraq and Syria to nish off the militant group that once controlled large swaths of territory in both countries. At a news conference with the leaders of the Baltic nations, Trump was asked whether he still fa vored pulling U.S. troops out of Syria. "As far as Syria is concerned, our primary mis sion in terms of that was getting rid of ISIS," Trump answered, using an acro nym for the Islamic State group. "We've completed that task and we'll be mak ing a decision very quickly, in coordination with others in the area, as to what we will do." The mission is "very costly for our country and it helps other countries a helluva lot more than it helps us," Trump said. "I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home. I want to start re building our nation," he said. Trump later met with his national security team to discuss Syria. According to ofcials familiar with the preparations for the meeting, that team, including CIA chief Mike Pompeo, who has been nominated to be secretary of state, strongly advised against a hasty withdrawal from Syria. The ofcials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal talks. Also on the meeting agenda was the fate of some $200 million in U.S. stabi lization assistance for Syria that the White House put on hold after Trump said last week that he wanted to leave Syria "very soon." The State Department was to have spent the money on building up the country's infrastructure, including power, water and roads. Trump in recent weeks has asked Saudi Arabia to contribute $4 billion for reconstruction in Syria, ac cording to a U.S. ofcial, as part of the president's effort to get other countries to pay for stabilizing the country so the U.S. isn't on the hook. The United States is awaiting a response from the Saudis, said the ofcial, who wasn't authorized to discuss the conversations publicly and spoke on con dition of anonymity. A senior Syrian Kurdish ofcial said Trump's com ments on wanting to with draw from Syria came at an "inappropriate time" as Islamic State militants reemerge in eastern Syria and amid threats from Turkey. The main IS holdout in Syria is in the eastern prov ince of Deir el-Zour, where momentum by the U.S.backed Syrian Democratic Forces has stalled in recent weeks as many Kurdish members of the group have shifted west to the Afrin area to ght Turkish forc es. Pentagon ofcials have publicly raised the prospect of this giving the IS group the breathing room it needs to regroup. Many have warned that a premature U.S. withdrawal from Syria would cede the country to Iran and Russia, which have supported Syrian President Bashar Assad. Iran's continued presence in Syria is especially troubling to neighboring Israel, a U.S. ally that regards Iran as an existential threat. Some high-ranking Trump administration ofcials urged caution. Gen. Joseph Votel told a conference at the United States Institute of Peace that the United States would have to continue its work against remnants of IS in eastern Syria. Votel is commander of U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S. military operations across the Middle East, including Syria. Votel said the military campaign has been largely successful but is not over. "The hard part, I think, is in front of us, and that is stabilizing these areas, consolidating our gains, getting people back into their homes, addressing the long-term issues" such as reconstruction. "There is a military role in this, cer tainly in the stabilization phase." CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsWednesday, April 4, 2018 EEE-3 AP In this Saturday, March 31, 2018 le photo, Syrian boys, right, sit on a pickup truck as they travel next to a U.S. vehicle, on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed ghters, in Manbij, north Syria. President Don ald Trump expects to decide very quickly whether to remove U.S. troops from war-torn Syria, saying their primary mission was to defeat the Islamic State group and weve almost completed that task.Trump advisers urge against hasty US retreat from Syria Trump says 'strong action' coming on immigrationWASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump pledged "strong action to day" on immigration, a day after he said he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his "big, beautiful wall" is erected. In an early-morning tweet Wednesday, Trump said "Our Border Laws are very weak" and said Democrats "stand in our way" of new laws. He added "We will be taking strong action today." Trump did not offer fur ther details and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for com ment. Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he's been dis cussing the idea of using the military at the border with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "We're going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we're going to be guarding our border with the military," Trump said, call ing the move a "big step." It wasn't immediately clear exactly how the pro posal would work or what kind of troops Trump wanted to deploy, but the White House later said Trump wanted to mobilize the Na tional Guard. Federal law prohibits the use of active-duty service members for law enforce ment inside the U.S., un less specically authorized by Congress. But over the past 12 years, presidents have twice sent National Guard troops to the border to bolster security and as sist with surveillance and other support. The White House counsel's ofce has been working on the idea for several weeks, according to a senior ofcial who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal plans. Trump has been frustrated by slow action on building a wall along the Mexican border. He's previously sug gested using the Pentagon's budget to pay for the wall, arguing it is a national security priority, despite strict rules that prohibit spending that's not authorized by Con gress. At the Pentagon, ofcials struggled throughout the day Tuesday to answer questions about the plan, including ru dimentary details on wheth er it would involve National Guard members. But the administration appeared to be considering a model similar to a 2006 operation in which President George W. Bush deployed National Guard troops to the southern border. Under Operation Jump Start, 6,000 National Guard troops were sent to assist the border patrol with non-law enforcement duties while additional border agents were hired and trained. Over two years, about 29,000 National Guard forces partici pated as forces rotated in and out. The Guard members were used for surveillance, communications, administrative support, intelligence, analysis and the installation of border security infrastruc ture. In addition, President Barack Obama sent about 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in 2010 to beef up efforts against drug smuggling and illegal immigration. Texas also deployed mili tary forces to its 800-mile (1,290-kilometer) border with Mexico. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now Trump's energy secretary, sent 1,000 Texas Nation al Guardsmen to the Rio Grande Valley in 2014 in re sponse to a sharp increase in Central American children crossing the border alone. Trump met Tuesday with top administration ofcials, including Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney Gen eral Jeff Sessions, to discuss the administration's strat egy to address what White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders described as "the growing inux of illegal immigration, drugs and violent gang members from Central America." In addition to mobilizing the National Guard, Trump and senior ofcials "agreed on the need to pressure Con gress to urgently pass leg islation to close legal loopholes exploited by criminal trafcking, narco-terrorist and smuggling organiza tions," Sanders said. Trump has been xated on the issue since he grudgingly signed a spending bill last month that includes far less money for the wall than he'd hoped for. The $1.3 trillion package included $1.6 billion for border wall spending a fraction of the $25 billion Trump made a last-minute push to secure. And much of that money can be used only to repair existing segments, not to build new sections. Trump spent the rst months of his presidency bragging about a dramatic drop in illegal border crossings. Indeed, the 2017 scal year marked a 45-year low for Border Patrol arrests. But the numbers have been slowly ticking up since last April and are now on par with many months of the Obama administration. Statistics show 36,695 arrests of people trying to cross the southwest border in February 2018, up from 23,555 in the same month of the previ ous year. At last week's meeting, Trump "directed a vigor ous administrative strategy to confront this threat and protect America's national security," said Sanders. Tuesday's brieng was a fol low-up to discuss the plans. Trump appeared to claim credit Tuesday for halting a caravan of about 1,100 mi grants, many from Hondu ras, who had been marching along roadsides and train tracks in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. "I said (to Mexican ofcials), 'I hope you're going to tell that caravan not to get up to the border.' And I think they're doing that because, as of 12 minutes ago, it was all being broken up," he said. But the caravan of largely Central American migrants had never intended to reach the U.S. border, according to organizer Irineo Mujica. It was meant to end at a mi grants' rights symposium in central Mexico later this week. The caravan stopped to camp at a sports eld in Oaxaca over the weekend. Mexican immigration ofcers have been signing them up for temporary transit visas, which would allow them to travel to the U.S. border, possibly to seek asylum, or to seek asylum status in Mexico.

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Page E12, NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) Bill Cosby's law yers challenged the prosecution's exclusion of a black woman from serving on the jury at his sexual assault retrial, alleging on Wednesday that the deci sion was made on the basis of her race. Prosecutors pushed back, noting two blacks have been already been seated on the panel that will sit in judgment of the 80-year-old comedian. The judge said he didn't believe the prosecution had any "discriminatory intent" but halted the third day of jury selection to consider the defense argument. Cosby's lawyers had ap peared ready to strike at the rst instance of prosecu tors blocking a black juror, producing a legal brief that argued the move violated a 32-year-old Supreme Court ruling that prohib its prosecutions from excluding prospective jurors because of their race. The defense had made the same argument on Tuesday regarding the prosecution's exclusion of several white men, but Judge Steven O'Neill rejected it. The legal maneuvering came as lawyers picked an eighth juror, a white woman who was at rst hesi tant to guarantee she could block out what she's read and seen about the Cos by case and the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct. "I could try. I mean, it's still in my head," she ex plained, before eventually agreeing. The jury so far consists of six whites and two blacks. Four jurors are men and four are women. A dozen people were in vited back for individual questioning Wednesday as the prosecution and defense looked to ll the remaining spots. A third batch of 120 potential ju rors was also called to the courthouse in suburban Philadelphia. Cosby chatted with lawyer Kathleen Bliss in court, saying, "How are you this morning?" She replied, "bright eyed and bushy tailed." He then feigned a glance behind her, as if looking for a tail. Cosby has pleaded not guilty to charges he drugged and molested An drea Constand at his subur ban Philadelphia home in 2004. He says the encoun ter with the former Temple University women's bas ketball administrator was consensual. No major rulings were expected Wednesday af ter the trial judge opened Tuesday's session by issu ing decisions favorable to a defense team that is trying to cast Cosby as the victim of a shakedown scheme in volving false accusations of sexual assault. O'Neill granted the Cos by' team's request to call a woman who says Constand talked about framing a celebrity before she lodged allegations against him in 2005. The judge also ruled that jurors can hear how much Cosby paid Con stand in a 2006 civil settlement. O'Neill's ruling allowing Marguerite Jackson to testify was at odds with his decision to block her from the rst trial, which ended in a hung jury. O'Neill did not explain his change of heart but issued one caveat, saying he could revisit her testimony after Con stand takes the stand. During the rst trial, O'Neill ruled that Jackson's testimony would be hearsay after Constand tes tied she did not know the woman. Since then, pros ecutors have told Cosby's lawyers that Constand had modied her statement to acknowledge she "recalls a Margo." Jackson, a longtime Temple University ofcial, has said that she and Constand worked closely together, had been friends and had shared hotel rooms several times. Jackson says Constand once commented to her about setting up a "high-prole person" and ling a lawsuit. Constand's lawyer has said Jackson is not telling the truth. Jackson's availability as a witness for Cosby could be crucial to a defense plan to attack Constand's cred ibility. O'Neill previously gave a boost to the prosecution, ruling they can call ve additional accusers in a bid to portray Cosby the for mer TV star once revered as "America's Dad" for his family sitcom "The Cosby Show" as a serial preda tor. The AP does not typical ly identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. As Wednesday's session got underway, a judge gave The Associated Press and other media organizations more access to jury selec tion. Media lawyers had chal lenged an arrangement that forced reporters to watch the group question ing part of the process on a closed-circuit feed from another courtroom. The camera showed the judge, prosecutors and defense lawyers, but not potential jurors who were being questioned as a group. Montgomery County President Judge Thomas DelRicci agreed to move the camera to the back of the courtroom so the media could see the potential jurors. The judge refused to make room in the crowded courtroom for a pool re porter, but said if the jury pool did not ll the room to capacity, he'd allow report ers to attend live. CITIZEN TRIBUNENationEEE-4 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 APBill Cosby, center, leaves hearings for jury selection in his sexual assault retrial with spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, right, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby defense alleges discrimination in jury selectionYouTube shooter told family members she 'hated' the companySAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) A woman who be lieved she was being suppressed by YouTube and told her family members she "hated" the company opened re at the company's headquarters in California, wounding three people before killing herself, police said. Investigators do not be lieve Nasim Aghdam spe cically targeted the three victims when she pulled out a handgun and red several rounds in a courtyard at YouTube's headquarters south of San Francisco on Tuesday, police said. But a law enforcement ofcial with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that Agh dam had a longstanding dispute with the company. The ofcial, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not autho rized to discuss the case, said Aghdam used the name "Nasime Sabz" online. A website in that name decried YouTube's policies and said the company was trying to "suppress" content creators. She posted about veganism, animal cruelty along with glamor shots of herself and exercise videos. "Youtube ltered my channels to keep them from getting views!" one of the messages on the site said. "There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!" People who post on YouTube can receive money from advertisements that accompany their videos, but the company "de-monetizes" some channels for rea sons including inappropri ate material or having fewer than 1,000 subscribers. Aghdam "hated" You Tube and was angry that the company stopped paying her for videos she posted on the platform, her father, Is mail Aghdam, told the Bay Area News Group. On Monday, he called police to report his daughter missing after she didn't answer the phone for two days and warned ofcers that she might go to YouTube, he said. Ofcers in Mountain View about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from YouTube's headquarters found her sleeping in her car in a parking lot around 2 a.m. Tuesday but let her go af ter she refused to answer their questions. Aghdam didn't appear to be a threat to herself or others, police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said. Nelson would not say whether ofcers had been warned that Aghdam might have been headed to YouTube headquarters. Law enforcement rst said the shooting was being investigated as a domestic dispute but did not elaborate. It was not immediately clear why police later said the people shot were not specically targeted. One of the victims a 36-year-old man was in critical condition, a spokes man for San Francisco General Hospital said. A 32-year-old woman was in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition, the spokesman said. YouTube employee Di anna Arnspiger said she was on the building's second oor when she heard gunshots, ran to a window and saw the shooter on a patio outside. "It was a woman and she was ring her gun. And I just said, 'Shooter,' and ev erybody started running," Arnspiger said. She and others hid in a conference room for an hour while another employ ee repeatedly called 911 for updates. The world's biggest online video website is owned by Silicon Valley giant Google, but company ofcials said it's a tight-knit community. The headquar ters has more than a thou sand engineers and other employees in several build ings. Originally built in the late 1990s for the clothing retailer Gap, the campus south of San Francisco is known for its sloped green roof of native grasses. Inside, Google several years ago famously outt ted the ofce with a 3-lane red slide for workers to zoom from one story to another. "Today it feels like the entire community of YouTube, all of the employees, were victims of this crime," said Chris Dale, a spokes man for YouTube. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said in a tweet that the company would "come together to heal as a fam ily." Ofcers and federal agents responding to mul tiple 911 calls swarmed the company's campus sand wiched between two inter states in the San Francisco Bay Area city of San Bruno. Zach Vorhies, 37, a se nior software engineer at YouTube, said he was at his desk working on the second oor of one of the buildings when the re alarm went off. He got on his skateboard and approached a courtyard, where he saw the shooter yelling, "Come get me." He said the public can access the courtyard without any security check during working hours. There was somebody ly ing nearby on his back with a red stain on his stomach that appeared to be from a bullet wound. He said he realized it was an active shooter incident when a police ofcer with an assault rie came through a security door. He jumped on his skateboard and took off. Ofcers discovered one victim with a gunshot wound when they arrived and then found the shooter with what appeared to be a self-inicted gunshot wound several minutes later, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said. He said two additional gunshot vic tims were later located at an adjacent business.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E13 CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldWednesday, April 4, 2018 EEE-5 China lists $50B of US goods it might hit with 25 pct tariffBEIJING (AP) China on Wednesday issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods in cluding soybeans and small aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating and potentially damaging tech nology dispute with Wash ington. The country's tax agen cy gave no date for the 25 percent increase to take ef fect and said it will depend on what President Donald Trump does about U.S. plans to raise duties on a similar amount of Chinese goods. Beijing's list of 106 products included the big gest U.S. exports to China, reecting its intense sensitivity to the dispute over American complaints that it pressures foreign compa nies to hand over technol ogy. The clash reects the tension between Trump's promises to narrow a U.S. trade decit with China that stood at $375.2 billion in goods last year and the rul ing Communist Party's de velopment ambitions. Reg ulators use access to China's vast market as leverage to press foreign automakers and other companies to help create or improve industries and technology. President Donald Trump says the U.S. lost a trade war with China "years ago." In a tweet Wednesday af ter China's announcement, Trump said: "We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or in competent, people who rep resented the U.S." A list the U.S. issued Tuesday of products sub ject to tariff hikes included aerospace, telecoms and machinery, striking at hightech industries seen by China's leaders as the key to its economic future. China said it would im mediately challenge the U.S. move in the World Trade Organization. "It must be said, we have been forced into taking this action," a deputy commerce minister, Wang Shouwen, said at a news conference. "Our action is restrained." A deputy nance min ister, Zhu Guangyao, ap pealed to Washington to "work in a constructive manner" and avoid hurting both countries. Zhu warned against ex pecting Beijing to back down. "Pressure from the outside will only urge and encourage the Chinese people to work even harder," said Zhu at the news conference. Companies and econo mists have expressed con cern improved global eco nomic activity might sputter if other governments are prompted to raise their own import barriers. But Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is brushing off concern over trade war with China. In an interview with CNBC Wednesday morning, Ross said that tariffs imposed by China amount to 0.3 percent of U.S. GDP and that some action on tar iffs has been "coming for a while." "What we're talking about on both sides is a fraction of 1 percent of both economies," he said. The larger concern, Ross said, is the protection of U.S. intellectual property. Still, U.S. stock futures slumped over concerns that the back-and-forth tariff ac tions will stunt trade and growth. Ross said he would not comment on the stock market's reaction, but then said he thinks "it's being out of proportion." China announced tariffs worth $50 billion on a series of U.S. products including soybeans, whiskey and cars. Chinese ofcials said they were obliged to act after the U.S. announced plans for retaliatory tariffs in an esca lating dispute over China's technology program and other trade issues. The dispute "may com pel countries to pick sides," said Weiliang Chang of Mizuho Bank in a report. "U.S. companies at this point would like to see ro bust communication between the US government and the Chinese govern ment and serious negotiation on both sides, hopeful ly to avoid a trade war," said the chairman of the Ameri can Chamber of Commerce in China, William Zarit. "I can only hope that we solve our differences as soon as possible to avoid damage to the U.S. econo my, Chinese economy and to U.S. companies." American companies have long chafed under Chi nese regulations that require them to operate through local partners and share technology with potential competitors in exchange for market access. Business groups say companies feel increasingly unwelcome in China's state-dominated economy and are being squeezed out of promising industries. Chinese policies "coerce American companies into transferring their technol ogy" to Chinese enterprises, said a USTR statement. Foreign companies are increasingly alarmed by initiatives such as Beijing's long-range industry devel opment plan, dubbed "Made in China 2025," which calls for creating global leaders in electric cars, robots and other elds. Companies complain that might block access to those industries. Wang, the commerce of cial, defended "Made in China 2025." He said it was "transparent, open and nondiscriminatory" and foreign companies could partici pate. Wang said the plan, which sets specic targets for domestic brands' share of some markets, should be seen as a guide rather than mandatory. A report released Tuesday by the USTR also cited complaints Beijing uses cyber spying to steal for eign business secrets. It was unclear whether the latest tariff hike was a direct re sponse to that. The Chinese list Wednes day included soybeans, the biggest U.S. export to China, and aircraft up to 45 tons in weight. That ex cludes high-end Boeing Co. jetliners such as the 747 and 777, leaving Beijing highprole targets for possible future conicts. Also on the list were American beef, whisky, passenger vehicles and in dustrial chemicals. Zhu, the deputy nance minister, expressed thanks to American soybean farm ers who he said had lobbied the Trump administration to "safeguard hard-won economic relations between the United States and China." To minimize the cost to China, regulators picked products for which replacements are available, such as soybeans from Australia or Brazil, said Tu Xinquan, director of WTO studies at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. "China has made meticu lous efforts in deciding the list of the products to make sure the impact on China's economy is controllable," said Tu. "If the U.S. decides to in crease intensity, China will surely follow suit," said Tu. "In the event of all-out trade war, both may lose all sense of reason, but I do hope it will never happen." The Global Times news paper, published by the ruling party and known for its nationalistic tone, suggested further retaliatory action might target service indus tries in which the United States runs a trade surplus. Regulators have wide dis cretion to withhold licenses or take other action to dis rupt logistics and other ser vice businesses. "What China needs to do now is to make the United States pay the same price" so Americans "understand anew the Chinese-U.S. strength relationship," the newspaper said. In a separate dispute, Beijing raised tariffs Mon day on a $3 billion list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe in response to increased duties on imports of steel and aluminum that took effect March 23. The United States buys little Chinese steel or alu minum, but analysts said Beijing would feel com pelled to react, partly as a "warning shot" ahead of the technology dispute. In another warning move, Chinese regulators launched an anti-dumping investigation of U.S. sor ghum last month as rhetoric between Beijing and Wash ington heated up. China has accused Trump of damaging the global system of trade regulation by taking action under U.S. law instead of the through the WTO. Previously, Trump approved higher import duties on Chinese-made washing machines and solar mod ules to offset what Wash ington said were improper subsidies. The technology investigation was launched under a little-used Cold War era law, Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act of 1974. However, as part of its response, the USTR also lodged a WTO case last month challenging Chinese policies it said unfairly limit foreign companies' control over their technology. U.S. authorities say Bei jing denies foreign companies the right to block use of technology by a Chinese entity once a licensing period ends. And they say it imposes contract terms that are less favorable than for local technology.France puts 78,000 security threats on vast police database PARIS (AP) France has agged more than 78,000 people as security threats in a database intended to let European po lice share information on the continent's most dan gerous residents more than all other European countries put together according to an analysis by The Associated Press. A German parliamentar ian, Andrej Hunko, was the rst to raise the alarm about potential misuse of the Schengen Information System database in a question to his country's Interior Ministry about "discreet checks" secret international checks on people considered a threat to national security or pub lic safety. He questioned whether and why different countries seemed to apply very different criteria. "The increase in alerts cannot be explained by the threat of Islamist ter rorism alone. Europol reports a four-digit number of conrmed foreign ght ers, yet the increase of SIS alerts in 2017 is several times that," Hunko said in a statement late last month when he released the Inte rior Ministry response to his query. That response included a spreadsheet detailing for the rst time how many people were agged for checks by each European country last year more than 134,000 in all. "This could mean that families and contacts of these individuals are also being secretly monitored. It is also possible that the measure is being used on a large scale for combatting other criminal activity," Hunko said. The number of French entries by police and in telligence agencies "indicates a misuse" of the system intended to moni tor dangerous criminals, he added. The overall Schengen database which is sepa rate to the Europol database and far more widely used forms the back bone of European security, allowing police, judicial authorities and other law enforcement to immediately check whether a per son is wanted or missing, or a car is stolen, or a re arm is legal, for example. The database was checked 5 billion times in 2017 alone, according to the director of the EU-LISA agency, Krum Garkov. But a relatively un known provision in Euro pean law allows countries to ag people for the "discreet checks" allowing law enforcement in one country to quietly notify counterparts elsewhere of a person's location and activities. Use of the system intended for individu als who pose a threat to national security or public safety has expanded enormously since Islamic State extremists attacked Paris and Brussels in 2015 and 2016, from 69,475 in 2015 to 134,662 last year, according to data from EU-LISA and Germany. If someone is agged for a check, their name will come up for any law en forcement ofcial who has stopped them anywhere in Europe whether trying to cross an external bor der or running a red light. In the entry, the requesting country can ask for a subsequent action, ranging from simply reporting back their location, vehicle, and traveling com panions to detaining them immediately for arrest. The checks, unlike ar rest warrants, expire after a year, although Garkov said countries are notied of pending expirations and can renew them at will. But vast disparities in its use by individual countries raise questions about both the effectiveness of the tools and the criteria countries are using to en ter people into the system. With 78,619 entries by 2017, France makes up 60 percent of the re quests. Britain, with near ly the same population and 16,991 people agged, comes in a distant second. Germany, Europe's most populous country, had 4,285 people agged last year, according to the In terior Ministry data. To put the French num ber in perspective, the country's intelligence chief, Laurent Nunez, said late last year that France had recorded 18,000 people as suspected extrem ists, and considered 4,000 of those to be highly dan gerous. The Interior Ministry did not respond to requests to comment about the criteria for discreet checks. CNIL, the govern ment data protection agency, said the 78,000 entries covered every person that France wanted agged for any reason. Like the U.S. "no y list," people can only learn by inference whether they are agged for a discreet check. "People are not informed about the existence of this alert, which makes sense. But at the same there needs to be a proportional ity assessment," said Niovi Vavoula, a legal scholar at Queen Mary University of London who studies the use of the database. "If certain member states are introducing alerts en masse to the system, this needs to be agged as a problem."Iraq grapples with Iranian influence ahead of May electionsBAGHDAD (AP) Iran's inuence is looming large as Iraqis prepare to head to the polls for parlia mentary elections in May, with many in the country worried that Tehran may be looking to strengthen its political grip on Baghdad through the ballot box. Iranian support and military advisers helped Bagh dad's Shiite-led government beat back the Islamic State group. But with IS militants now largely defeated mili tarily, Iran's expanding inuence has emerged as one of Iraq's most divisive issues ahead of the balloting. That inuence has sown fear among Iraq's disen chanted minority Sunnis, who bore the brunt of the war's destruction, and has also caused concern in Wash ington. Despite tensions between the United States and Iran, both remain key allies of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's government. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last month ac cused Iran of "mucking around" in Iraq's upcoming elections, telling reporters the U.S. has what he called "worrisome evidence" that Iran is funneling "not an insignicant amount of money" into Iraq to try to sway votes. Baghdad rejected the accusation. Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi stressed that the use of foreign money in domestic politics "is illegal and unconstitutional." "The government is taking great efforts to hold free and fair elections and prevent the manipulation of elec tion results," he said. Both Iran and Iraq are Shiite-majority counties and share deep economic and cultural ties as well as a 1,500-kilometer (900-mile) border. The two countries fought a devastating war in the 1980s that left hundreds of thousands dead. But Ira nian inuence in Iraq has steadily grown since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, marking the start of a prolonged period of sec tarian division, extremist violence and political strife. Under Saddam, many of Iraq's Shiite political elite spent years in exile in Iran. Since Saddam's ouster, Iraqi markets have been stocked with Iranian goods and mil lions of Iranian pilgrims descend on Iraq each year to visit holy shrines in the cities of Samarra, Baghdad, Na jaf and Karbala.