By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Osceola is now the second fastestgrowing county in Florida. According to recently released U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Osceola County has experienced an estimated 25.25 percent growth rate increase since the last ocial census in 2010. e data also shows a 4.2 percent population growth over this past year, from 337,990 residents in 2016 to 352,180 in 2017, for a total of 14,190 new residents. The numbers illustrate what local lawmakers and residents have known for years: Osceola is growing fast. The growth of Osceola over the last eight years far surpasses By Rachel Christian Staff Writer It may seem hard to believe, but the 2018 hurricane season is already on the radar. Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly aboveaverage Atlantic season this year, according to a new release. Scientists are citing the relatively low likelihood of a signicant El Nio as a primary factor. e CSU Tropical Meteorology Project is predicting 14 named storms during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Of those, researchers expect seven to become hurricanes and three to reach major hurricane strength of a Category 3 or higher, with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater. So far, the 2018 hurricane season is exhibiting characteristics similar to 1960, By Rachel Christian Staff Writer When it comes to fundraisers, the third annual Kingdom Image Barber Battle is on the cutting edge. Twenty experienced barbers from around the country will face-off for bragging rights and a good cause at 3 p.m. May 7 at Miguelos in downtown Kissimmee. Pastor Danna Camacho acknowledged that her ministrys primary fundraiser is unusual compared to more traditional nonprofit money-makers, such as 5k runs and raes. But Camacho said the event really works. ere is a brotherhood when it comes to barbers, and its amazing to see the skill they bring to the competition, said the St. Cloud resident. Proceeds benet House of Every Nation, a missionbased ministry Camacho launched seven years ago. The organization focuses on providing food, clothing and other basic essentials to the homeless in Osceola County, including low-income families precariously housed in motels along U.S. Highway 192. For its first two years, House of Every Nation functioned primarily as a youth-based ministry in Poinciana. Camachos four daughters helped spread the good word at school, until eventually the local pastor said an average of 90 teenagers attended services at her home each week. About five years ago, Camacho said an eyeopening experience made her shi the focus of her mission. I saw a lady with a broken stroller and three kids, said Camacho, who offered to pay for a motel room for the woman that night. I was just drawn to her. The homeless woman hesitantly accepted the oer, but Camacho said she encountered an unexpected double standard when it came time to book the room at the Star Motel on U.S. 192. ey knew her and her children, so they changed Volunteers enhance Animal Reserve.Students from Valencia and UCF complete improvement projects.Page 11.Census: Osceola is 2nd fastest growing county Barber competition raises money for homeless ministryResearchers predict slightly above average 2018 hurricane season Feeling a little blueNEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCK Osceola County Commissioner Brandon Arrington gets his nails painted blue by Rebecca Leininger, director of business resource and development, at Community Based Care of Central Florida. Arrington was one of the many dozens of people who showed up at the Osceola County Sheriffs Office, including members of the Kissimmee Police Department and state, county and local city officials to participate in the MANicure Movement. The event kicked off National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the blue fingernail polish is an effort to help raise awareness of violence against children as a national health crisis. INSIDE ONG Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. 50 CENTS WWW.AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Saturday, April 14, 2018Around Osceola 1Man killed in golf cart crash.Victim was a passenger when cart was hit by a car.2 3 KUA gets award for storm assistance.Utility praised for power restoration eorts in Florida. Local man sentenced for scheme. Judge gives Kissimmee suspect four years behind bars. AROUND TOWN LOG ONFollow us at https:// www.facebook.com/ osceolanewsgazette FOLLOWFollow us on Osceola News-Gazette@ OsceolaNews TOP STORIESLOCAL City has aordable housing setback Page 2.SPORTS All-county girls weightliing. Page 7.PHOTO GALLERY Spring Fling in St. Cloud. 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Page 2 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 2018 CENSUSContinued from Page 1 surrounding Central Florida counties. Orange County ranked seventh in the state with a 15 percent bump in growth, Lake County ranked ninth and Polk County in 15th. Osceola is now the 18th largest county in Florida, according to the data. Despite outpacing neighboring counties, Osceola actually experienced a 0.6 percent decrease in population from 2016 to 2017. Other than that, the county has seen a steady growth rate increase since 2010. The bureaus annual estimates are based on projections and the 2010 Census, which counted a population of just 269,852 at the time. More than 18.8 million Floridians were counted by the bureau in 2010. That number has grown with each annual estimate, reaching just under 21 million last July, up from more than 20.6 million in July of the previous year. e state surpassed the 20 million mark in 2015. e states 2,179,806 climb in population since 2010, according to the bureaus estimates, can be attributed to a natural increase of 235,054 (from 1.5 million births and 1.3 million deaths) and a net migration into the state of 1.93 million (including 1,025,261 of domestic origin and 910,841 of international origin). It marks Floridas 2016 growth rate as one of the fastest in the country (ranked fourth) at 1.8 percent. At the national level, the bureau estimated a population of about 325.7 million as of July 2017, which is up from more than 323.1 million in July of the previous year. By Rachel Christian Staff Writer The city of Kissimmee has hit another hurdle in creating local affordable housing. City planners oered up 19 acres of prime real estate just west of downtown in February to experienced affordable housing developers. e land, mostly owned by Toho Water Authority, was expected to qualify for special nancing through a Low Income Housing Tax Credit, making the project more economically feasible for both the city and the developer, said Deputy City Manager Desiree Matthews. The city received Letters of Interest from three qualified developers, with two others working on proposals when the short two-week deadline arrived. City planners were set to make a recommendation to commissioners in late March, but instead, the process has been put on hold for at least another 90 days. We didnt think it would be a problem, Matthews said in reference to a property rezoning issue. The free land isnt currently zoned residential. That became a problem because the major tax credit available through the program required city governments to take care of rezoning before offering it up to developers. It didnt use to be that way, said Matthews. It was a new stipulation we didnt know had changed since last year. The city is now undergoing that threemonth re-zoning process in what Matthews described as a minor delay in the process. ere are a number of federal housing tax breaks available to affordable housing projects, but Matthews said the city was hoping to take advantage of one specifically aimed at creating transitional housing for homeless families. She said it would have been beneficial to Kissimmee residents living in motels along Highway U.S. 192 and other unstable dwellings. We knew that was a need in our community we wanted to address, Matthews said. Thats why we had the two-week deadline, we were trying to qualify for that specic program. But Matthews said there will be other incentive programs the city can apply for, and insisted that ocials are still actively pursuing aordable housing options throughout Kissimmee. Local government faced another blow to aordable housing funding when the 2018 Florida legislative session wrapped up last month. is year, $185 million was swept from the states Aordable Housing Trust Fund to pay for other spending measures such as school safety. Raiding that fund has become common practice; since the Sadowski Fund was established 25 years ago, lawmakers have reportedly dipped into it 18 times. Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez said the city would continue moving forward with projects, despite these and other setbacks. We are just going to continue. We have great progress moving forward, Alvarez said aer a March 19 County Commission meeting. We had several projects we went after funding for, and they were just dropped, our legislature really just dropped the ball on everybody. Matthews said the city plans to oer up the 19-acre plot of land when the rezoning project is nished, hopefully by early summer. Kissimmee encounters affordable housing setbackSt. Cloud man killed in golf cart crashA St. Cloud man riding in a golf cart was killed on April 5 after a vehicle hit it. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the golf cart driven by Gary Johnson, was traveling eastbound on Thompkins Drive at about 11:05 a.m. Johnson then tried to cross Narcoossee Road and drove into the path of a 2006 Kia being driven by Ashley Martinez, 20, of St. Cloud, the report stated. e Kia struck the right side of the golf cart, ejecting passenger Michael Patrick. Patrick was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center, where he died on Friday. Johnson suered minor injuries. Martinez was unharmed. e crash remains under investigation and charges are pending. For more information, contact Rachel Christian at 321-402-0434. 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Saturday, April 14, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 3 KUA receives industry award for storm assistanceThe Florida Municipal Electric Association has presented Kissimmee Utility Authority with its Restoring Communities Award for the utilitys outstanding efforts to quickly and safely restore power to Florida communities in 2017. The award is presented to FMEA member utilities to recognize an outstanding response in assisting other electric utilities in power restoration efforts after service has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other natural events. Utilities were honored based on restoration times, customer communications efforts and the level of mutual aid provided. KUA came to the rescue not once or twice but five times to help customers of other electric utilities get their lights back on in the wake of severe weather in 2017. KUA sent its power plant personnel to Key West to help restart generators, which were knocked offline by Hurricane Irma. In addition, KUA line crews traveled to Tallahassee in January 2017 to help restore power after a severe storm and to Orlando, Lakeland and Puerto Rico to help respond to power outages caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. After severe weather strikes, getting the lights turned back on is one of the most important responsibilities we have as utilities, said KUA president and general manager Jim Welsh. This recognition is a great honor for us and acknowledges the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of our employees and their families. This is the second consecutive year KUA has been recognized with the award.Holiday Inn Club Vacations sales team raises $203,000 for Give Kids the World Village Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand, presented a check for $303,000 to Give Kids The World at its recent sales awards event The Sammys. The companys sales team raised $203,000 during its 2017 Give Kids The World (GKTW) campaign, and Orange Lake Resorts provided an additional $100,000 as part of its five-year commitment to help construct GKTWs 53,000-square-foot Towne Hall building. Current and prospective vacation owners at the companys seven sales centers were introduced to the charity and asked to support the companys efforts by providing a donation to Give Kids The World Village, a 79-acre, nonprofit resort for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Our team, owners and guests have big hearts and are passionate in their support for charitable organizations such as Give Kids The World, said John Sutherland, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Orange Lake Resorts. We love supporting the village and the families that visit. Our goal is to continue to grow these efforts to help children and families fulfill their dreams and experience the magic that is Orlando. Holiday Inn Club Vacations has supported Give Kids The World since its inception, providing more than $2.5 million in financial support. In addition, the company supports the charity through fundraising events, team member volunteer efforts and title sponsorship of the Hope In One Celebrity Golf Tournament scheduled for April 30. Central Floridas unemployment rate at 3.5 percent for February The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 3.5 percent in February. is rate was 0.6 percentage point lower than the regions year ago rate of 4.1 percent. e regions February 2018 unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the state rate of 3.8 percent. e labor force was 1,363,611, up 50,593 (3.9 percent) over the year. ere were 47,181 unemployed residents in the region. e unemployment rates for the ve counties that comprise the Central Florida region were: Lake County (3.6 percent), Orange County (3.3 percent), Osceola County (3.8 percent), Seminole County (3.3 percent), and Sumter County (5.5 percent). In February, nonagricultural employment in the OrlandoKissimmeeSanford MSA was 1,281,800, an increase of 43,800 jobs (3.5 percent) over the year. e OrlandoKissimmeeSanford MSA had the highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in leisure and hospitality (11,600 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (6,200 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+4,400 jobs); other services (1,500 jobs); and government (1,400 jobs) in February. e OrlandoKissimmeeSanford MSA had the second highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in professional and business services (8,100 jobs); nancial activities (3,400 jobs); manufacturing (3,000 jobs) in February. e OrlandoKissimmeeSanford MSA had the second highest annual job growth rate compared to all the metro areas in the state in other services (3.4 percent) in February. e mining, logging, and construction (8.6 percent); manufacturing (6.9 percent); nancial activities (4.6 percent); leisure and hospitality (4.6 percent); professional and business services (3.7 percent); other services (3.4 percent); education and health services (2.9 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (1.9 percent); and government (1.1 percent) industries grew faster in the metro area than statewide over the year. e industries gaining in jobs over the year were: leisure and hospitality (11,600 jobs); professional and business services (8,100 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (6,200 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (4,400 jobs); education and health services (4,400 jobs); nancial activities (3,400 jobs); manufacturing (3,000 jobs); other services (1,500 jobs); and government (1,400 jobs). NAI Realvest Closes on four new leases in Poinciana NAI Realvest recently completed four long-term lease agreements with new tenants for industrial / flex space totaling 9,100 rentable square feet at Poinciana CommerCenter East on Business Center Lane in Kissimmee. Michael Heidrich, principal, negotiated all four leases on behalf of the landlord Small Bay Partners, LLC of Maitland. AutoBase, Inc., a firm operating patrol trucks to provide roadside safety services, leased 1,890 square feet at 1771 Business Center Lane. Xtreme Disaster Recovery, LLC leased 1,890 square feet at 1827 Business Center Lane for its remediation and restoration business. Agustin Torres Rivera leased 2,700 square feet at 1737-1757 Business Center Lane and at the same time he leased 1717 Business Center Lane, the last unit available with 1,620 square feet in the front building with highway frontage. Rivera, a business consultant who holds training and motivational seminars that help companies achieve growth, was represented in both transactions by Nicholas Clough of Realty Professionals of Florida. Local man sentenced in Homeland Security agent schemeA Kissimmee man was sentenced to prison after impersonating a Homeland Security agent to scam victims online. U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced John Pierre Mack III, 26, of Kissimmee, and David Augusta Jones III, 27, of Orlando, to four years and nine years in federal prison, respectively, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. ey pleaded guilty in January 2018. According to court documents, from at least August 2015 through July 6, 2017, Mack and Jones demanded money from victims by claiming to be agents with the Department of Homeland Security and/ or the Cyber Crimes Center. 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Page 4 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 2018 Addressing the Parkland shootings, and the apparent emergence of a movement for tougher, saner gun laws that has followed, a USA Today article asked: What has been so dierent from all the other mass shootings over the years? In one sense, this is a reasonable question. Why now? Why didnt it happen aer, you know . Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Orlando, Charleston, Sandy Hook, Aurora? And the list goes on. But, come on. Doesnt something stunningly horrifying resonate, however faintly, in these words? How can this phrase all the other mass shootings? be out there with such matter-of-fact, cheerful neutrality, such ordinariness? e answer, of course, is that this is a violent an increasingly violent country. But I still feel a disbelieving cry echo somewhere deep in my being as I read these words, and refuse to simply push on. Its almost as though the wording in this paragraph contains not just the question but the answer: If the slaughter of innocent people can be folded so neatly into a phrase, mass shooting, allowing us to categorize one, then another, then another act of senseless carnage and le it away as recent history, then move on with our lives, might that not be a serious cause of the nothingwe-can-do-about-it syndrome gripping America? Andrew Bacevich, writing recently about the 15-year anniversary of the Iraq war framing it as a letter to A.G. Sulzberger, newly ordained publisher of the New York Times throws out a serious challenge to the paper. eres an issue out there thats bigger than Donald Trump, oh Paper of Record, and its time for you to address it. That issue, he writes, is the normalization of armed conict, with your writers, editors, and editorial board having tacitly accepted that, for the United States, war has become a permanent condition. Bacevich proceeded to shred the papers coverage of an unending barrage of bombs and missiles unleashed across the planet in the 21st century, of the steady ow of invasions, raids, missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, the Arabian Peninsula and on and on and on. Each fragmented war is covered in isolation, without perspective. Whats missing is any sort of Big Picture. And what this all adds up to is a normalcy that is positively Big Brotheresque. Its just who we are, American public. e forces driving us are none of your business. Were keeping you safe, but the details are classied. I would push Bacevichs point ever further. Armed violence has also been normalized here at home, both intentionally and unwittingly. Killings happen just like wars happen. And we have to ght back: militarize our police departments, arm our teachers, keep gun-control regulations out of our homes. We. Are. At. War. Oh yeah, one other thing. When violence is normal and ongoing and, in the case of war, celebrated and gloried, it feeds on itself. People see it as the solution to problems that are otherwise unsolvable. Even better: Violence as we understand it, and as it is portrayed in the media (both news and entertainment), is consequence-free. It solves problems; it doesnt create them. And when violence is normalized, the necessity for violence is also normalized. Its how you stay safe and its how you do whats right. And this brings me back to the question posed in the USA Today story: Why has the February murder of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seemingly sparked a unique, long-sought (long-feared) national movement against gun violence? The article makes a number of reasonable points, regarding the youth and cohesion of the survivors, the power of social media and the possibility that the national environment is ripe for this to happen. But to me the most crucial point to make is that the survivors, as they have spoken out and as they have been joined by other young people across the nation fully and intensely know that what happened at their school is not normal. Its not simply one in a series of mass murders, worth a politicians thoughts and prayers, followed by a shrug. e raw cruelty and wrongness of it, the the of 17 human lives, will never go away. e only response that is equal to the scope of the tragedy is to vow that it will never happen again. And if this is so, then what we have emerging here is not simply a movement for stricter gun laws but a new civil rights movement, with a voice as clarion and courageous as the voices of that earlier movement. And the scope of the movement is violence itself. e war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit, Martin Luther King told the nation, and the world, at Riverside Church, a year before he himself was murdered. . . e Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: is way of settling dierences is not just. is business of burning human beings with napalm, of lling our nations homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year aer year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social upli is approaching spiritual death. Heres how educator Gabriel Paez put it recently in e Socialist Worker: Ultimately, we need a completely dierent society that is freed from terror and mass murder, from mass incarceration and war. In the society we strive for, prosperity and freedom would not be measured by access to automatic weapons, but rather by access to health care, including mental health care, housing as a human right and global peace. I have no doubt this is what Americas teenagers are demanding: a legal and social structure that values life rather than feeds on it. 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. 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Saturday, April 14, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 5 1967, 1996, 2006 and 2011. e team predicts that 2018 hurricane activity will be about 135 percent of the average season. By comparison, 2017s hurricane activity was about 245 percent of the average season. The group estimates a 39 percent chance that a hurricane will make landfall somewhere on the East Coast. For perspective, the average for the last century is 31 percent. Osceola County Emergency Management is the department in charge of keeping local people and property safe when a crisis occurs. Operations Manager Richard Halquist said Emergency Management is busy prepping for the upcoming hurricane season, now less than eight weeks away. is will mark Halquists 14th hurricane season with Emergency Management, and during that time, he said hes learned the importance of being prepared. It only takes one, he said. Irma proved that for us last year. Halquist said hes proud of the collective, collaborative eort between agencies and private partners in the wake of Hurricane Irma. He thinks that residents who remain resilient, self-reliant and informed will fare the best if any hurricanes or other tropical systems make their way to Florida this year. Emergency Management has upgraded its regional electronic system to make coordinating efforts and sharing information easier. Halquist said the county was using the electronic system, known as WebEOC last year. But the new enhancements will make it more efficient to track incoming calls and emails from the public, connect with partners and attach resource request forms to guarantee that residents are getting the help they need aer a storm. We can reach out beyond our own internal resources now, Halquist said. Its going to help us stay better connected.SCHEMEContinued from Page 3 soliciting a minor and would then direct the victim to make payments for nes and penalties, in lieu of being arrested. To further their scheme, the agents sent paperwork to victims displaying the Homeland Security seal, a judges name, and legal terms related to child exploitation. e schemers utilized email addresses containing variants of child exploitation and cybercrimes center in their correspondence. The victims were directed to retail locations to wire money to pay these nes or fees, and the conspirators then took turns picking up the payments. The defendants also traded victims with each other to continue the scheme and to get more money. e victims, many of whom were members of the military or elderly, sent multiple extortion payments, ranging from $200 to $1,900 per transaction, fearing they would otherwise be arrested, court documents showed. Mack was a supervisor/ manager in this scheme and received at least 61 extortion payments from victims totaling $79,847. Jones received at least 30 payments from victims totaling $66,684. Law enforcement agents estimate that the scheme generated more than $340,000 in prots. Four others previously pleaded guilty for their roles in this scheme. Last month, Ronnie Rolland Montgomery, 28, of Orlando, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison and Ashley Ferrell, 26, of Orlando, was sentenced to 10 months in prison. Dillon McDowell, 26, Orlando, will be sentenced on April 26 and Amaryllis Pagan, 20, of Kissimmee, will be sentenced May 29. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorneys Christina R. Downes and Brandon Bayliss, on assignment from the Oce of the Principal Legal Advisor, ICE. BARBERContinued from Page 1 my key when they realized the room was for her, Camacho said. is motel had rooms prepared for tourists, then they had rooms prepared for the homeless. e pastor said the idea that someone would be treated differently due to their economic situation really bothered her. at caused an imprint on my life, she said. I just got reeled in aer that. House of Every Nation gained support from other homeless advocates and agencies in the community. e group holds outreach trips every three months, providing food, first aid, fellowship and other assistance to those in need. But helping others can be expensive. Camacho knew she needed a good fundraiser. The pastor admitted shed never heard of barber battles until she found herself volunteering at one a few years ago. Camacho said she soon realized the competition could be the answer to her prayers. Categories at this years Kingdom Image range from Best Overall Transformation to Fastest Fade. Barbers from as far as New York and Boston have competed in the past. e event drew a crowd of about 500 people its debut year alone at Osceola Heritage Park. e location has changed to Miguelos in downtown Kissimmee, but Camacho wants people to know that the club-atmosphere is still Christian and focused on the mission. The music is really loud, but its urban-style positive music, and we even have dierent pastors who come out to give a positive message and preach a little bit, Camacho said. Barbers and model volunteers can sign up to participate until the day of the event. Its $100 for a barber to pre-register, but theres more than $500 in prizes up for grabs. Barber students are also welcome to participate. General admission tickets are $20. Barbers will also be on site to oer free cuts to attendees. Camacho said many barbers whove participated in the past continue to help House of Every Nation by providing free cuts to the homeless during ministry outreach events throughout the year. I have their full support. ey always ask if I need their help now, the pastor said. For more information, call 407-580-8461 or visit the events Facebook page, Kingdom Image Barber Battle. HURRICANEContinued from Page 1 City rolls out incentives to attract aerospace business By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Local government is offering new financial incentives to attract aerospace companies to the Kissimmee Gateway Airport. At the April 3 City Commission meeting, Economic Development Director Belinda Ortiz Kirkegard laid out seven tax breaks and other opportunities that aerospace companies can apply for if they lease land at the airport. She said the measures cold save a company an average of more than $130,000. e idea, Kirkegard said, is to help bring high wage jobs and economic growth to the area. In an eort to position us in a more competitive way, we wanted to create these new incentives package specically targeted for aerospace businesses, Kirkegard told commissioners. The initiative defines an aerospace company as an entity whose work involves research, design, operation, maintenance or manufacturing of aircra or spacecra. The Aerospace Advancement Initiative Kirkegard outlined for City Commissioners included: A 25 percent reimbursement for permitting fees specically paid to the city of Kissimmee. Up to $25,000 for life safety or Americans With Disabilities Act renovations or upgrades. A 30 to 60 second commercial for the company created by Access Osceola. A 10 percent reduction in fees charged by the city. A reimbursement grant of up to $50,000 for aerospace equipment purchases. This money will come from Kissimmee Community Development Block Grant Funds (KCDBGF), and the initiative will depend on the availability of money in that fund. A hire local incentive of $10,000 for companies that hire a Kissimmee resident. Companies can utilize this measure up to ve times for a total of $50,000, and it will also depend on the availability of KCDBGF. A one-year membership to the Kissimmee Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. Kirkegard said this measure encourages new companies to get involved and engage with other community businesses. Kirkegard emphasized that all the incentives will be performance based, and companies must prove theyve actually put the measures in place before they receive any money from the city. They have to deliver, she said. Thats why so many of these are reimbursements or rebates because we want to ensure that they do what they say. To read the entire article, go to www.aroundosceola.com. Swing for All Generations Presented by CenterState Bank Schooleld Properties Publix Super Market CharitiesSOLICITATION OF FUNDS : The Osceola Council on Aging, Inc. #SC00067 has complied with the registration requirements of Chapter 496, F.S., Solicitation of Contributions Act. 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Page 6 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 2018 Despite countless television ads touting the virtues of retirement planning, it seems many people are not getting the message. According to a survey from GOBBankingRates.com, one-third of Americans have nothing saved for retirement. Financial advisors recommend men and women begin saving for retirement as early as possible. e longer people delay opening a retirement account, the less time their money will have to grow. ose who never open such accounts may not be able to meet their cost of living in the future. While it pays to start saving for retirement early, late bloomers who need to catch up should know that its never too late to start. Sign up for an employer-sponsored retirement account. Many employers arrange for retirement savings accounts like a 401(k) for their employees. Such accounts are typically tax-deferred. As a result, men and women likely wont even notice the money missing from their paychecks each month. Take advantage of such oerings if they exist. Such opportunities can be even more benecial to late bloomers whose employers match contributions up to a predetermined percentage. Start saving as much as possible. Many people contribute 6 percent of their pay to a retirement savings account such as a 401(k). at rule of thumb may be enough for young workers, but late bloomers may need to contribute a higher percentage of their incomes if they hope to catch up. If 10 percent is doable, then contribute 10 percent, being sure to diversify how that 10 percent is invested. Workers who can aord to contribute more might want to explore other retirement account options so they avoid putting all of their eggs into one basket. Avoid high-risk investments. Investors trying to catch up on retirement savings may be tempted to invest their money in high-risk funds with the hope of making up ground quickly. But investors typically want to reduce risk as they get older. That approach should still govern late bloomers investing decisions, as high-risk funds that dont perform well could leave aging investors with little to nothing come retirement. Prospective investors who need help choosing the right funds for themselves should contact a financial advisor. Cut spending. Men and women getting a late start on retirement saving should examine their monthly expenses, looking for places to cut costs so they can reallocate those funds for retirement savings. Some ways to considerably reduce monthly expenses include cutting the cord with a cable provider, driving a preowned vehicle instead of a new model and downsizing to a smaller home. Men and women who have delayed saving for retirement should not panic. While its always best to begin saving for retirement as early as possible, there are ways for late bloomers to catch up and/ or create a decent-sized nest egg for their golden years. Retirement saving tips for late starters Items to take to the tax preparer CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM For many working Americans, April 15 is synonymous with taxes. But taxpayers may be happy to learn that they have two extra days to le their returns in 2018. ats because this year April 15 falls on a Sunday, and April 16 is Emancipation Day, when the District of Columbia celebrates Abraham Lincolns signing of the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed more than 3,000 slaves in D.C. e extra two days to le might not be much time, but the extra 48 hours will no doubt please taxpayers who tend to put o ling until the last minute. Whenever taxpayers decide to begin the process of ling their taxes, those who hire professionals to prepare their returns should have the following items ready when visiting their tax preparers. Personal information your spouse, if applicable all dependents year, if ling jointly Income Information worked for in the last year forms from all of your spouses employers in the last year income, including proceeds from the sale of bonds or stocks, income from foreign investments, interest income, and/or dividend income refunds from last year from businesses individuals own such as lottery winnings, gambling winnings, etc. Income adjustments (if applicable) accounts Dependent care (if applicable) (if applicable) Bank information is list is a general list of documents that taxpayers may need to bring when visiting their tax preparers. Individuals who want to be certain they bring all the documents necessary to le their returns should contact their tax preparers in advance of their appointments to determine which documents they will need to make the process go as smoothly as possible. According to a Pew Research Centeral analysis of the Decennial Census and American worked in 70 percent of American households. at gure has dropped in each ensuing decade and by 2012 fathers were the sole earners in just 31 percent of American households. that gure had risen to 60 percent. While those gures represent dramatic changes, the number of households in which mothers are the sole earners has not changed all that much Fiy-two years later 6 percent of American households featured mothers as the sole earners.Many people donate to nonprofit organizations and other philanthropic groups out of a personal desire to do good for others. Such charitable giving can improve the lives of others and may make donors eligible for tax deductions. Service, donors may deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualied organizations. ese generally include religious organizations, veterans organizations, nonprot groups qualied under section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, and some other groups as well. The Canada Revenue Agency lists registered charities, registered lowcost housing corporations, national arts service organizations, registered Canadian amateur athletic associations, and some educational universities among the organizations that may qualify donors for tax deductions. Canadian individuals and businesses generally can claim deductions and gis of up to 75 percent of net income. In the may deduct up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income, but 20 percent and 30 percent limitations apply in some cases. Giving can constitute cash and noncash donations, advises the charity watchdog organization Charity Navigator. For example, deductions for donations of clothing and household items that are in good condition or better may qualify donors for tax deductions. Donors are advised to bring items to reputable charities that will issue a receipt for their value. An appraisal may be requested for more expensive items. All donations require a paper trail and proof of charitable contribution. e Government of Canada states that ocial donation receipts from registered charities and other qualied organizations should be kept in a safe place. While these receipts need not be submitted at the time of ling (whether on paper returns or electronic lings), they should be kept for ve years in the event they are subjected to review. Timing donations properly is key. e IRS says that contributions made in cash or other property must be made before the close of the tax year to be deductible. and Canada allows for some deduction of donations made to charities across the border. Again, it is best to consult with a tax professional in these matters as some contributions to foreign organizations are not deductible. Charitable giving has many benets, including feeling good about oneself, helping the less fortunate and the nancial reward of qualifying for some tax breaks. Charitable giving has many benefits, including feeling good about oneself, helping the less fortunate and the financial reward of qualifying for some tax breaks.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 7 By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Five more members of an Osceola Kowboys senior football class that went 46-6 on the eld in their four years will move on to the college ranks. Four signed letters of intent, with schools spread out across the Eastern time zone, on Tuesday. A h, running back DaNas Pinellas, signed with Concordia (Il.) College in March. Braxton Jones (Albany State), Kameron Moore (Adrian University), Quavon Brown (University of Pikeville) and Fillimore Wynter (Marshall) pushed the total of signed seniors from the 2017 to eight. Defensive linemen Dion Bergan (Wake Forest) and Jordan Redmond (Virginia) signed during the inaugural December early signing period, and running back Malcolm Davidson (Florida Atlantic) sent his National Letter of Intent o to Boca Raton on Feb. 7. Tuesdays quartet of signees saw the wait as a chance to make an educated decision on where to take their athletic talents and academic future. It was my plan to wait and take my time, said Brown (5-10, 170), who is o to Kentucky to play for the NAIA Bears program after totaling 36 tackles, four pass breakups and an interception for the Kowboys in 2017. But it is a relief to have this out of the way. Brown, who projects as a cornerback at Pikeville like in Kissimmee, cited CONTACT KEN JACKSON OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE SPORTS EDITOR EMAIL KJACKSON@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Golf & GrubDrive Shack open near Lake Nona. Page 8. The St. Cloud Rotary Club held a tournament last Saturday to coincide with the citys Spring Fling activities. I was able to catch up with one of the days big winners to get to know him better. Shelton Smith is 26 years old and lives here in Osceola County. He developed an interest in tournament shing about six years ago. Fishing is an addiction and my biggest hobby, he said. As a child he would ride his bike to ponds everyday after school and rarely missed an opportunity to sh on a free weekend. With three daughters and a very understanding and supportive wife at home, Smith has been living his dream of shing. My wife Courtney is my biggest fan, she puts up with my long hours spent on the water, she understands just how much shing means to me, he said. For Shelton and his partner Kenny Bush, the long day and dedication paid o. Shelton pre-shed the week before in hopes of developing a game plan. at didnt go so well, so he had to just go out there and sh hard. Shelton went to flipping, his strength he claims, around midmorning and had a small limit in the boat using a black and blue Sinko. By mid-afternoon with weigh-in time looming, Smith got a bite he will not soon forget a 7.68 pound Coach: Winning 2A state 101-pound title should benet her during track season By Ken Jackson Sports Editor When youre on the high school weightliing team, the reason youre lifting, nine times out of 10, is to enhance your conditioning for performance in another sport football, basketball, or, in Virginie Beljours case, track. Based on how she lied in weight room the winter, it should be a pretty darn good spring on the track. Beljour, a senior going into her nal competitive season, went out with a bang on the platform in Panama City Beach on Jan. 26, when she won the state championship at 101 pounds. Standing 4-foot-9 and weighing in at 93.8 pounds, she led the entire weight classes with her nal bench press (135 pounds) and clean and jerk (150) to capture the gold medal by 15 pounds over another local, St. Clouds Kaylin White. Beljour hit all six of her li attempts. I was confident but really nervous, I just trusted my training, Beljour said, noting she started the state meet with a 140-pound clean and jerk, her personal best going in, then hit 145 and 150 to set new personal records. Experience helped in not being nervous, I knew what to expect. Im wasnt having everyone drive up (to the Panhandle) and not get the medal. While her hard work during the winter weightlifting season may show out during track season this spring, it was plenty enough to earn this years Osceola NewsGazette Girls Weightlifter of the Year honor. Nothings ever promised, I still work, she said. When coach said my second clean got me the state title I knew it wasnt over. I didnt really feel it and celebrate until I hit the last li. Beljours diminutive size doesnt reect her drive and determination, which OHS girls weightliing and track coach Eric Pinellas has seen for the last three seasons, watching Beljour outwork most of his athletes. It all came from hard work, she had no background in weightliing or track before coming to me, he said. As one of the faces in the crowd in the OHS weight room, she was content to be part of the team until finishing seventh at last years state 2A meet, missing a medal by ve pounds (125125). Somewhere along the line, a champion was born, Pinellas said. She came back and her determination to win the whole thing and her training went to a whole another level, he said. She didnt just want to get through the workouts, she wanted to defeat the workout. All the while she was teaching the newbies all the proper technique. Beljour now wants to pounce in her track specialties, the 800 meters and anchoring the Kowboys 4x800 relay team. I want to be known as an athlete. I dont want people thinking I care more about weightlifting than track because I won the state title, she said. I still work hard at track and stress about wanting to win. Pinellas feels condent that will come. Winning has taken her confidence level to a higher level, he said. is is the best year shes had in practice, any workout we do now, she excels in. Probably because her excelling this year began in November in the weight room, not in February on the track.NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/KEN JACKSONOsceola High state champion weightlifter Virginie Beljour hopes to have the same success in track this year running the 800 meters and anchor leg of the 4x800 relay. Eric Pinellas coaches her in both. SUBMITTED PHOTOFour members of a Osceola Kowboys senior class that won nine playoff games in four years (from left) Braxton Jones, Kameron Moore, Quavon Brown and Fillimore Wynter sign college scholarships as School Board member and OHS alumnus Clarence Thacker looks on. See Kowboys Page 9. GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: : Kaylin White, Essence Tornabene, Yohalil Aldana, Maria Sandoval, Kiana McCalmon. Liberty: Karla Fragoso, Kelly Benson, Amara Morales, Khadijah McClean, Destiny Washington, Juliaris JuJu Roman. Ana Luciano. Madison Ewen. See Reel Deal Page 9. Angler Smiths shing addiction pays off The Reel Deal
Page 8 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD This is to inform you that the City of Kissimmee Planning Advisory Board will make a recommendation to the City Commission concerning herein: RPUD (Residential Planned Unit Development City MUPUD (Mixed Use Planned Unit Development) City 18-01 : Fortune Road Commons PUD: The Planning Advisory Board will meet to consider their recommendation on said request on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00 P.M 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Reference # DRC 17-00083 PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD Fortune Road Commons PUD KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA 041418.SNG PHOTO/DRIVE SHACKDrive Shack features 90 golf range bays across three floors with lounge-type seating or dining tables, with food service and in-bay televisions. Players can partake in various games, available through the companys in-house software, while hitting at the targets. The Drive Shack sign is 220 yards away. By Ken Jackson Sports Editor One of the areas newest and most unique entertainment options is (nally) now open. Drivers along State Road 417 headed north (or east, the expressway authority has little sense of direction) through the Lake Nona area just northeast of Kissimmee and northwest of St. Cloud have seen Drive Shack being built for over a year now; in fact its been ready for folks to walk through the door for weeks. ose glass doors nally swung open last weekend to a three-story facility with 90 golf driving range bays, a full bar and restaurant, meeting space, arcade games and multiple patios and lounges as part of a so opening. Drive Shack isnt exclusively about golf, or food, or beverages, or just hanging out and watching a game on multiple TVs its about all of that. Billed as a place for everyone, by General Manager Chuck Beyer, its about entertainment. At its heart, Drive Shack Orlando, the first of a handful of locations to be built around the Southeast, wraps itself around the driving range, where guests arent limited to just ailing away downrange at targets. Drive Shack created its own game technology, so serious players can track their swing speed, ball speed and spin rate stats, while those looking for it to be fun can play games like Shackjack (targets are cards and you cant go over 21) and Monster Hunt, best described as Pokemon Go with clubs. Simulations of real golf courses are also available oering a nearlyreal golf experience. A climate-controlled driving range bay is rented for $30-50 per hour (clubs are provided) depending on time of day, and can be used by up to six players, who may be distracted by planes inbound to Orlando International depending on the days ight pattern. For those less entertained by golf, there is a free game lounge on the third oor, offering Skee-ball, tabletop shuffleboard and a basketball shooting game, and full-service bars and lounges on the second and third oors, where you cant go more than a couple steps without seeing a television. Outdoor patios on the rst and third oors, spacious enough to host live music, offer views of a growing Lake Nona community. e grill on the second floor, which could very nearly be a stand-alone restaurant, offers an extensive menu of drinks, appetizers and fun food like burgers, wings and atbreads and they do brunch until 2 p.m. on the weekends. Drive Shack has a competitor in the industry, TopGolf, which opened closer to the tourist corridor. While the offerings are similar with subtle differences, Beyer said Drive Shacks niche is creating a laid-back inviting culture that welcomes anyone looking to have a nice night out. The second floor is where the families hang out, and the third oor it what I call the party zone, he said. When I came on board we dug into the culture we create for our team, which drives everything we do. And the golf games we oer are addicting I wasnt working Saturday but I came in to learn the games. I was going to be here for an hour, and spent over four just playing. Drive Shack employed hundreds of workers, and those who open the other locations in Atlanta, West Palm Beach and New Orleans will train at the Lake Nona location. Weve got great partners in Tavistock (Lake Nonas development company), and this community has been so welcoming, so its a perfect rst location, Beyer said. Located just off Lake Nona Boulevard on the north side of 417 (7285 Corner Drive for your GPS apps), Drive Shack is planning a grand opening within the month. Its about 20-25 minutes from downtown Kissimmee.Drive Shack offers golf, food, games and culture NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/KEN JACKSONDrive Shack offers a bar and grill with a full menu that overlooks the driving range.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 9 St. Cloud High Hall of Fame banquet St. Cloud High School will hold its ninth annual athletic Hall of Fame dinner banquet and silent auction on May 4 at Royal St. Clouds Royal Crest Room. Tickets are $30 in advance, table sponsorships are $350 which includes program recognition. To reserve seats or tables, email Steanie Ansbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org. e school is also seeking donated items for its silent auction. For information on donating items or cash, contact Chad Ansbaugh at Chad.Ansbaugh@ osceolaschools.net. Top Gun basketball camp e annual Top Gun Shooting Camp, at the St. Cloud High gym, is June 4-8 from 8 a.m.noon for children in grades 4-12. Camp fee is $100 and includes camp shirt, daily drinks and snacks. (Campers should bring their own water). For an additional $40, campers can stay until 1:30 p.m. (Overtime) and play full court games. Space is limited, the camp routinely sells out and only 30 spots are available for overtime. Make checks payable to St. Cloud High School. For information email Chad Ansbaugh at chad.ansbaugh@ osceolaschools.net. St. Cloud We Dare To Care golf tourney e City of St. Cloud Public Servicves sta will hold its fourth annual charitable golf tournament on May 19 at 8 am. at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. e event benets the We Dare to Care Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that supports and raises funds for local charities, police ocers, reghters and other city employees in need. Registration is $70 per player or $250 per four-person team; other sponsor packages are available. To register, or for sponsorship information, go to http://stcloudcharity golf.eventbrite.com, email email@example.com or call 407-957-7326. The First Tee comes to Kissimmee e First Tee of Central Florida has addred two Osceola County e First Tee Program Locations Oaks National Golf Club and Royal St. Cloud Golf Club. To kick o these new locations, this Spring, e First Tee will host ve-week introductory sessions at each location for students ages 7-12. From April 24 and through May 22, sessions at the Oaks will be taught by PGA Pro Paul Kenny, and held Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. e St. Cloud sessions will be taught by PGA Pro Jim Endicott, Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. e cost to register for either ve-week sessions is $25. Registration is available at www.therstteec. org/register. e First Tee of Central Florida continues to maintain the policy that no child be turned away for an inability to pay; nancial assistance is available. Anyone who would like to apply for nancial assistance can do so while they are registering for classes. e First Tee of Central Florida provides educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy habits through the game of golf. Kissimmee tennis program e City of Kissimmees Park and Recreation Department is now accepting participants for the Jr. Acers tennis program that runs monthly through September. is program is for students that have learned the basic techniques and are beginning to judge the ball and sustain a rally. Jr. Acers emphasizes technical skills and introduces players to singles and doubles play. e camp will take place Saturdays from 10 a.m.noon (10-13 years old) and noon-2 p.m. (14-17) at Oak Street Park and 11-12 p.m. (13-13) and 12-1 p.m. at Mark Durbin Park at Lakeside. Fee is $75 per month ($60 at Lakeside). Participants can register at the Oak Street Park Community Center (717 Palm Ave.). For information call 407518-2360 or visit www. kissimmeeparks.org. SPORTS BRIEFSa comfort level with the coaching sta on his visit at the end of March. Jones (5-10, 165), who started at quarterback for Osceola the last two seasons and also held the punting duties. He rushed 63 times for 401 yards and ve touchdowns in 2017, including a dramatic 58yard touchdown scamper on third-and-8 against Dr. Phillips in the regional seminal that briey gave the Kowboys a 10-7 lead in a game theyd lose to the eventual Class 9A state champions, 17-13. e Albany State (Ga.) Rams are a Division II program in the Southern Intercollegiate Conference. Jones chose them over Florida Tech, Northwood in Michigan and Monmouth (N.J.) University. On my visit they treated me like I belonged, Jones said. And I plan to major in business administration and the school had the program I wanted. Nichols said the Rams offensive coordinator loves him. They said hell have every opportunity to with the quarterback spot, but if he doesnt hell probably put him in the slot, but the kids going to play early, he said. Moore, a 5-7, 165-pound defensive back, had nearly the same stat line (32 tackles, 4 PBUs, one INT) as Brown, said hes ready to go to a place with real winter Adrian, a Division III program, is about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. I know that Ill get to play, and have the chance to start, he said. Nichols said both Brown and Moore both had plenty of places to play that oered. They both visited (perennial D-III champion) Mount Union and went together to a school in Iowa, but Brown fell in love with Adrian and Kam really like Pikeville. Wynter, a 6-3, 185-pound receiver, is probably the surprise of this wave of signees that a receiver in a Flexbone oense that threw the ball just 58 times in 11 games last season is the Football Bowl Subdivision signee of the bunch, headed to Conference USAs undering Herd in Morgantown, W.V. It was a very familyoriented program, and it will be like here, waiting for my chance and making a play when it is, he said. You cant be selsh in the oense we run here. Wynter was a target on the Kowboys few downeld passing plays, catching 11 passes for 135 yards and four touchdowns. Nichols said Marshall is bringing Wynter in as a tight end; the team graduated senior starter Ryan Yuracheck and currently only has rising sophomores on its roster at that position. Fills the one Im really, really happy for, he said. He was here for a semester then moved then moved to Fort Pierce as freshman. He came back with a 1.2 GPA. Hell graduate with almost a 3.0, so the work the kids done has been awesome on his part. Nichols even put his allegiance to his hometown West Virginia Mountaineers aside for this signing. Ill send these kids anywhere to where they want to play, he said with a laugh. East Lake Stud. He said he looked back at his partner Kenny and said, We just won $2,000! They brought an overall limit of 18.80 pounds to the scales to claim the jackpot and the big fish of the day. Great story, Shelton and Kenny! Smith is no stranger to the local tournaments. He has been successful at the local Lake Toho Wednesday night shootouts in Kissimmee. He hopes to make it to the big leagues of shing one day and that his local successes help make that dream come true. As for the Toho Marine Lake Toho Wednesday Night Shootout for April 4, there were 19 Teams, allowing three places to be paid out, and 11 limits for a total of 59 bass were caught and an overall weight of 170.12 pounds was brought to the scales. First place and $225 went to the duo of Shelton and Brandon Smith for their 21.89-pound sack. Second place went to Omar and Ceasar, rst time on the books this season, with their 21.26-pound limit earning them $115. And winning back their entry fees and then some was Len Tyre and Carrot also rst time making it on the record for a win. (What Happened Skip and Mark? You guys were on a roll ) The Denali Rods Big Fish of the night went to the team of Brandon and Sam for a nice 7.87-pound catch. Its a new month so these guys are currently in the lead for the rod give away at the end of the month. Have a great weekend. Tight lines, friends!REEL DEALContinued from Page 7. KOWBOYSContinued from Page 7. SUBMITTED PHOTOOsceola running back DaNas Pinellas signed a scholarship in March to Concordia (Ill.) College. SPORTS Call Jody at 321-402-0423 to advertise today! 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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 and 11:00 a.m. and between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 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) Linda P. Jaworski, City Clerk 1300 9th Street, St. Cloud, Florida 34769 407-957-7300 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE NO. 2018-32 Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. Cloud, Florida at a meeting to be held on April 26, 2018 in their Chamber at City Hall 1300 9th Street St. Cloud, Florida at 6:30 p.m., wil l consider enactment of Ordinance No. 201832 entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLOUD, FLORIDA, TO ANNEX INTO THE CITY OF ST. CLOUD APPROXIMATELY 127.99 ACRES IDENTIFIED AS CHISHOLM PARK, AT 4700 CHISHOLM PARK TRAIL; IN ACCORDA NCE WITH THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 171.044, FLORIDA STATUTES. 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 City Clerk's office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If a p erson 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 re cord 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, perso ns 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) Linda P. Jaworski, City Clerk 1300 9th Street, St. Cloud, Florida 34769 407957-7 300 041418.SNG
Page 10 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 2018 DAILYSATURDAY04-14PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION OF ORLANDOS HISTORY e More an a Memory: A Photographic Exhibition of Orlandos History exhibit illustrates the time in Orlandos history when the city was a quieter destination for families, traders and homesteaders. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., located at the Orlando Public Library: 101 E Central Boulevard. e exhibit will run through April 27. Call 407-835-7323. RHAPSODY IN BLUE GALA CONCERT Tickets are still available for the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras Rhapsody in Blue Gala Concert. Dinner at 6 p.m., performances at 8 p.m. Located at e Plaza Live in Orlando: 425 N Bumby Avenue. 1920s party attire is encouraged. For tickets, visit FSYO.ORG/CONCERTS-ANDEVENTS.HTMLTHE 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. EARTH DAY CELEBRATION Winter Park is hosting its annual Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities for the whole family including a kids zone, art competitions, an art stroll, child and adult yoga, live music and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 407-599-3364 or visit CITYOFWINTERPARK.ORG/ EVENT/EARTH-DAY-PARK-2 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 1-888253-8117. 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 SATURDAY04-21NATIVE PLANT SALE Florida Native Plant Society Pine Lily Chapter will host a Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chisholm Park: 4700 Chisholm Park Trail, St. Cloud, FL 34771. PAWS FOR PEACE WALK Harbor House presents its annual Paws for Peace Walk and Family Fun Day. e walk begins at 9 a.m., registration begins at 8 a.m. A $25 registration fee includes a t-shirt and dog bandana. e walk is pet-friendly. More info and early registration, visit HARBORHOUSEFL.COM/PAWS NARCOOSSEE 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. RECORD STORE DAY Celebrate Record Store Day at Park Ave CDs: 2916 Corrine Drive in Orlando. Exclusive releases, games, raes, coupons and more. SUNDAY04-22CARIBBEAN FUSION Is back at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, noon to 8 p.m. Experience Caribbean culture through music, food, cra and dance.TUESDAY04-24P!NKS BEAUTIFUL WORLD TOUR ere are still tickets available for P!NKs Beautiful World Tour 2018 at Amway Center. To purchase tickets, visit AMWAYCENTER.COMFRIDAY04-27COCO Lake Eola will host Coco as its free movie in the park. Event begins at 6 p.m., the movie will start at 8:15 p.m. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Food will be available for purchase. Lake Eola Park: 512 East Washington Street in Orlando. SPECIAL 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.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.ORGA NIGHT OF MAGIC MUSIC AND MERCH e Lost Bros present e Kingdom Classic, a night of magic music and merch. e event begins at 7 p.m. at 3NINE at Rosen Plaza. Tickets are $29. Visit THEKINGDOMCLASSIC.COM UNCORKED: FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL Uncorked: Food and Wine Festival is in its second year at Cocoa Beach. e festival runs all weekend. Tickets are $55 per person, per day for general admission. VIP tickets are available for $75 per person, per day. Visit COCOABEACHUNCORKED.COMLUPUS FOUNDATION WALK Lupus Foundation of America Florida Chapter is hosting a walk at Lake Ella Park: 512 E. Washington Street in Orlando. The walk will begin at 4 p.m. Advanced registration is available online at CHAPTERS. LUPUS.ORG. For more information, contact Devin Brown at 561-279-8606. SPRING BREAK CAMP Registration is open for Camp LOL, a sketch comedy camp for kids at Osceola Arts is now open. Cost of the camp is $125 for the week and will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a final showcase on Friday at 3 p.m. Call 407-846-6257 for more infor mation. SHAKESPEARE THEATER Orlando Shakespeare eater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) has announced that LinManuel Mirandas and Quiara Alegra Hudes Tony Awardwinning musical, In the Heights will open their 30th Season. Tickets for In the Heights will go on sale June 2018. For more information call (407) 4471700 ext. 1, or visit in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Ro llins St.).SUNDAY04-297TH ANNUAL SCIENCE OF WINE Orlando Science Center welcomes adults to the 7th annual Science of Wine from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Presented by Southern Glazers Wines and Spirits, the event takes you through a tour of your wine. Experience the science behind the taste and body of your favorite wines while dining on hand-selected pairings provided by some of Orlandos best restaurants. For more information, visit OSC.ORGMICHELEE PUPPETS MicheLee Puppets is performing at the Sunday Family Fun Day event at the Lake-Maitland Civic Center. For more information, visit MICHELEEPUPPETS.ORG or call 407-898-7925. THURSDAY05-03PHYSICIAN LECTURE SERIES Poinciana Medical Center is hosting Dr. Prakash Maniam in part of its physician lecture series at the Poinciana Library at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Maniam is a credentialed urologist at Poinciana Medical Center, and will discuss symptoms, treatment options and lifestyle modications for this condition. He will hold an open Q&A aer the lecture. Poinciana Library: 101 N. Doverplum Avenue. Reservations can be made: 1-888-253-8117.FRIDAY05-11 DISNEY ON ICE Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream at Orlandos Amway Center for six performances, May 11-13. e ice skating extravaganza will feature Moana for the rst time in a live production. Visit AMWAYCENTER.COM 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 Celebration Foundation will host its final concert of the 16th annual Concert Series on Sunday, April 15. Mozart & Dvorak presented by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will begin at 5 p.m., at the Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration. Tickets are available in advance online, or at the door if the show has not sold out. Visit www.CelebrationFoundation. org/Events.WHO The Celebration FoundationWHAT Mozart & Dvorak presented by Orlando Philharmonic OrchestraWHEN Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m.WHERE 511 Celebration Avenue, Celebration, FL 34747TICKETS $25 each; $10 with student ID ONGOINGBINGOFraternal Order of Eagles 15 W Darlington Ave., Kissimmee 4:00 p.m.; (2) $200 games guaranteed (1) $250 jackpot guaranteed. 407-846-4990; Everyone is welcome.ELKS CLUB CRIBBAGE, KAROKEKissimmee Elks Lodge, 1655 Kings Highway, Kissimmee. Every Wednesday 5:30-9 p.m. Open to the public.THURSDAY NITE CRUISE INClassic Cars, Hot Rods, Trucks are on display every ursday night. Bring your own classic car to show. 4060 13th St. St. Cloud; 5:30-8 p.m. TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITISTai chi for arthritis and falling prevention. Mondays at Poinciana Library, 101 N. Doverplum Ave. 2 p.m.; and Wednesdays at Orlando Family Physicians, 1502 Village Oak Lane, Kissimmee 11 a.m.; 407-900-9003TAI CHI FOR ENERGYTai chi for energy. Saturdays at Hart Memorial Library, 211 E. Dakin Ave. Kissimmee; 10 a.m.; 407-900-9003
Saturday, April 14, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 11 By Eva Pabon and Sandi Switek Have you ever stood and helplessly watched a bulldozer atten acres of perfectly good forest? Or, have you ever driven by a road construction site and found once-majestic live oaks being burned and reduced to ashes aer being knocked down by heavy machinery? We certainly have. There is actually something we can do to at least balance things a bit. We can plant trees in our own yards, and Osceola County, Florida Forest Service and UF/IFAS Extension are going to help. ere will be two days of free tree giveaways for all who attend a short informational class on trees. ese events will be on Saturday, April 21, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee and April 28, at the new Mary Jane Arrington Gym and Aquatic Center in Poinciana. Participants will walk away with a free tree; one per household. But what if your yard is too small for a live oak? Weve thought of that and will have a several dierent types of trees with dierent growth habits. During class, we will discuss site selection, basic tree care and more. But why are trees important? ere are many good reasons and benets to planting trees. The most obvious reason is that trees look nice and add value to a property. Trees are also very important in our environmental conservation measures. ey help to conserve energy, reduce soil erosion and clean and replenish the air we breathe. Trees help protect our rivers and streams. As you can see, trees are very important to our everyday lives. We need to care for trees and replace those that decline or are destroyed. e list of benets goes on, but the point is that trees in the urban landscape are a great idea when planted, chosen and cared for correctly. We will show you how to do just that at our tree event, so you do not want to miss it. Visit https://freetreeosceola.eventbrite. com or call 321-697-3000 to register for the classes so that you dont miss out. Registration is required. For more information about trees or general gardening questions, call the Plant Clinic at 321-697-3000 or ask for Eva Pabon, residential horticulture agent. We will be happy to share publications with you. Also, we are available to answer your gardening questions. e Central Florida Animal Reserve for the entire month of February received help from over 40 students from Volunteer UCF eta Tau, Valencia College (includes two professors and students), Alpha Phi Omega and Engineering students who came out the Central Florida Animal Reserve (CFAR). They provided design for drainage systems for the big cats dens, painting, trimming to cleaning-up around the grounds that included the big cats dens and a variety of landscaping around the facility. Plus, the students helped us assemble a new tent (18-by-40 feet) at the welcome area of CFAR, so the entry way is more attractive for guests. Plus, they assembled posts to develop a more organized parking area for guests to park and protected the septic area, so damage wouldnt occur as our guests park for the tours. ese college students spent their weekends in February and provided their time and expertise in helping us make CFAR a better environment for our big cats, said Phyllis Parks, volunteers and operations coordinator for the Central Florida Animal Reserve. We would not be able to accomplish what we have at CFAR without our volunteers, so having students that provide their expertise is so benecial to us. For more information on CFAR, log onto www.car.org. CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Students volunteer to enhance Animal Reserve Do you love trees? SUBMITTED PHOTOStudents from Valencia College and the University of Central Florida recently volunteered to complete a variety of improvement projects at the Central Florida Animal Reserve. Health Dept. warns about rabiese Osceola County Health Department is warning residents about rabies. Wild animals usually contract rabies in Florida. Bats and raccoons are most commonly infected, but bobcats, skunks, otters, rodents, panthers and foxes have also been identied as having rabies. Reports of rabid domestic animals include: dogs, cats, horses, cattle and ferrets. See Rabies Page 12.Three of the most important medical exams By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Whether you are a man or a woman, routine and annual exams are an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, there are several gender-specific screenings women should include in their health routines. The annual exam is an extremely important aspect of patient care that is provided by health care providers, said Celebration Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Jennifer Vande Velde, DO. A screening exam may decrease severity of a chronic disease, keep you out of the hospital and emergency room, delay longterm care need, etc. It also helps strengthen partnership between the provider and patient, and has shown to increase engagement through outreach and education, providing proactive care for the patient. Several offices in Central Florida offer an extended range of services for women, including basic well-women care (primary care, dermatology, mammography, menopause management), pre-pregnancy and obstetrics care (infertility, parent education, neonatology), specialty care (bone and joint disease, pelvic health, depression), and many more. Here are three of the most important medical exams to help women maintain a healthy lifestyle: Mammograms. Mammograms are x-ray images of the breast used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. According to Cancer.gov, results from randomized clinical trials and other studies show that screening mammography can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 74, especially for those over age 50. While both men and women can get breast cancer, women are at a far greater risk than men. According to BreastCancer. org, roughly one in every eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Pap smears. A pap smear is a test on a sample of cells from the cervix, to check for abnormalities that may be indicative of cervical cancer. It is recommended PHOTO/METROThere are several gender-specific screenings women should include in their health routines. See Exams, Page 12.
Page 12 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 2018 By Rebecca Rubin Steven Spielberg enjoyed his best opening in a decade with Ready Player One. The virtual reality fantasy released with a healthy $53 million at the North American box oce and picked up an additional $128 million overseas, bringing its global total to $181.2 million. That was enough to land the director of Close Encounters of the ird Kind and Jurassic Park his biggest debut since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull launched in 2008 with $100 million. As for his last popcorn movie that wasnt already part of a multi-million dollar franchise? That would be another novelturned-big screen event, 2005s War of the Worlds, which premiered with $64 million. at alien invasion ick got a boost from Tom Cruises star power (though his Oprah couch jumping did lead to some unwelcome pre-release publicity). Recent projects have highlighted a different side of Spielberg, with the Oscar-winning filmmaker devoting much of his energy to historical dramas geared toward adults, such as e Post, Lincoln, and War Horse. And while his movies arent breaking records like they once did with Jaws, Jurassic Park, and E.T., as of now, Spielberg seems to be in good shape aer a couple of embarrassing box oce bombs. Spielbergs last few big-budget films, both targeted at family auds 2016s The BFG and 2011s e Adventures of Tintin didnt land with moviegoers, but analysts point to Ready Player One as a rearmation of the commercial credentials of a man whose name is synonymous with the Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, author, columnist and pet expert who has more than 25 years in the animal welfare eld. Send your pet questions, stories and tips to cathy@petpundit. com. Please include your name, city, and state. RABIESContinued from Page 11 Animals with rabies act strangely; they can be aggressive, attacking for no reason, or very tame. ey may drool, stagger or become paralyzed. Rabies is a virus. It spreads through saliva that comes in contact with open wounds, the mouth, nose or eyes. It causes inammation in the brains of humans and mammals. No one should touch or hold an animal that has, or could have, rabies. See a health care provider immediately if you or someone you care for has been in contact or attacked by a rabid animal. A tetanus shot may be recommended. Make sure the rabies vaccines for your pets are current. For more information, call Florida Health in Osceola at 407-343-2000. EXAMSContinued from Page 11 that women begin routine pap smears at age 21, or earlier if sexually active. Women should speak with their doctor regarding how frequently they should be tested, though many doctors recommend annual exams. According to Womens Health.gov, some abnormal cells will turn into cancer. Treating abnormal cells that dont go away on their own can prevent almost all cases of cervical cancer. Bone density tests. ere are many dierent types of bone density tests, all used to detect signs of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that occurs when a person loses too much bone, produces too little bone, or both. Weakening of the bones can aect both men and women, though it is most commonly found in women. Studies by the National Osteoporosis Foundation show that roughly 80 percent of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis are women. Care Centers in New York City. It would be so much better to adopt than to buy. ey have a whole room full of rabbits that people can go and look and hold and bond with them. There are bonded pairs of rabbits to adopt, and all animals are microchipped, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered before adoption. Reisner, New York Dear Reisner, I did advocate for readers to adopt from rabbit rescue groups and animal shelters but am happy to give another plug to adoption versus buying. Sadly, many baby bunnies are bought and then taken to rescue groups a year later when people lose interest in them. If someone is willing to adopt an older rabbit, its probably because they really want one. Adopting a bonded pair gives rabbits a friend, which makes them happier in their homes. As you point out, rescue groups and animal shelters vaccinate, microchip, and spay and neuter rabbits as part of the adoption package. Rabbits reach maturity between 6 to 9 months old, depending on breed. If not xed, they can become aggressive and will reproduce when kept in male/female pairings. Got allergies around a rabbit? Look at food firstReady Player One proves Spielberg can still deliver a blockbuster See Spielberg Page 13.Females can get pregnant within minutes of giving birth, and their gestation period is only 28 to 31 days. Dear Cathy, I found your column about basically taming your housecat very helpful. My parents are amazed at how our 10-year-old cat has been transformed over the last year. Who knew you could teach an old cat new tricks? I am hoping you could help me with our very young standard poodle. I want to keep this question simple for now to see how things go. e dog seems to be afraid to stay outside and do his business. When he is in the house, he is a loving animal. When he goes outside, he becomes not so nice. Any advice? Stephen, Collegeville, PA Dear Stephen, I am not sure what your poodle is doing that is not so nice, but the key to fear or aggression is to identify and replace the negative behavior with a positive behavior. For dogs, that involves distraction, like training, and giving the dog a treat for staying calm in a situation. For example, if your dog is afraid of passing cars, then take him out when there are fewer cars, distract him with a toy when a car passes, and give him a treat. If its just a general fear of the outdoors, then stay outside with him to see if that helps or train or play with your dog when he is outside, so he is not thinking about his surroundings. Dear Cathy, My daughter is getting married in a few months, and I need someone to petsit my Boston Terrier, age 7. Is there a legitimate list I can get somewhere that oers pet sitters in my area? Ted, Merrick, NY Dear Ted, There are several sites where you can search for pet sitters, like, PetSit.com, Rover.com, Care.com, and TrustedHouseSitters.com. But, if you search online for pet sitters near me, you should get results that show these national websites, as well as a listing of businesses or individuals that provide these services in your area. Also, go to Yelp.com and type in pet sitters and your city/state, and you should get a list of recommended pet sitters in your area. By Cathy M. Rosenthal Dear Cathy, I just read your piece on adopting rabbits. Another issue worth mentioning, which my family encountered is allergies to Timothy Hay. My husband had to wear arm-length rubber gloves when handling the hay, and the dust kept us sneezing. Rabbits eat a ton of hay, so if youre sensitive to it, think twice. Chris, Manhasset, NY Dear Chris, Some people think if they sneeze or have a runny nose, they might be allergic to their rabbit. But in many instances, people with seasonal allergies may be allergic to their rabbits food instead. Timothy Hay is an important food source for the digestive health of small pets, like rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. But, its also a trigger for people with seasonal grass allergies. So, rabbits and other small animals, who eat Timothy Hay, may not be a good t for every home. Kudos to your husband for nding a way to avoid contact with the hay while still providing your rabbit with proper nutrition. Dear Cathy, I read your column about rabbits and whether families should buy them for Easter. There are many rabbits languishing at the Animal 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
Saturday, April 14, 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. Surviving and Scouting they start with the same letterCamping has been integral part of our program since BadenPowell founded the American Scouting moment over a century ago. ose pioneer Scouts did not have the benet of electricity, running water, or batteries, and learned that nature is not always friendly but must always be respected. Even in todays society, its still an accomplishment to waking up dry aer a rainy night, starting a re without a spark, staying full when no grocery store is in sight, staying hydrated in a desert, and all while staying calm. Survival Camping builds condence by doing what we thought was impossible, and this month Scouts can put their skills in orienteering, shelter building, re building, cooking and teamwork into practice at the 2018 Survival Camporee, which will be held April 27-29 at Camp Lonesome (4257 N. Canoe Creek Rd) in Kenansville. Early registration has ended and is now $30 and must be in by April 23. Participants must be at least 14 years old, Star Scout (or Venture equivalent) and recommended to have earned Camping, Cooking, Hiking or Wilderness Survival merit badges. Email questions to Cory.Dewell@cscouting.org or go to https:// scoutingevent.com/083-17844. Bobcat Tiger Cub Wolf Bear Webelos Scout TenderfootSecond Class First Class Star Life Eagle modern day blockbuster. Aer all, he basically created the concept of the summer escapist fantasy with 1975s Jaws. It put Spielberg right back in his sweet spot, Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst at comScore, said. He was one of the architects of the summer movie season. It shows that when Spielberg goes back to what people loved about him in the first place, it really pays off big. Ready Player One, based on the Ernest Cline novel, plays like something of an s greatest hits compilation. Its virtual reality setting allows Spielberg to stuff the film with nods to such Reaganera staples as Back to the Future and Nightmare on Elm Street. Audiences seem to be hungry for what could be considered Spielbergs bread and butter the family-oriented sciepic. is takes him back to his early days where he was focused on driving younger moviegoers to the movies, Dergarabedian said. We shouldnt be surprised younger moviegoers have gravitated toward the lm, but older audiences as well, who grew up on Spielberg movies. The brand familiarity of Spielberg, bolstered by a generally positive critical consensus, will continue to drive interest, Dergarabedian said. is is Spielberg doing what Spielberg does best, he added. Now people will come out in bigger numbers who are hearing about it and reading about it and seeing the positive social media sentiment. And itll help that R-rated comedy Blockers and fast-paced thriller A Quiet Place, both aiming for strong openings next weekend, dont completely overlap with Ready Player Ones target audience. at leaves about a month until the next potential blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. Dergarabedian points to that duration between all agesfare as a win for Spielberg and company. In this marketplace, if you have a wide open playing eld, thats a luxury that most movies dont get, he said. is is a good thing. e playability will be there. Rebecca Rubin is a writer for Variety magazine. Dear Mayo Clinic: Im 62 years old and am having difficulty keeping healthy weight on due to GERD and reflux. I am really confused about what foods and beverages I should avoid, and what foods will not make my reux act up. What do you recommend mature adults who have this condition avoid, and what healthy foods are best for my situation? Answer: In the past, doctors recommended quite a few dietary restrictions for people who had gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. But more recent recommendations advise against such restrictive diets. In fact, eliminating the wide range of foods that could be associated with reux is no longer the norm. Instead, we now suggest only avoiding foods that you know make your symptoms worse. In addition, maintaining a healthy weight is important because being overweight has been shown to increase reux. Acid reux happens when stomach acid ows back up into your esophagus the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. Occasional acid reux is very common. Almost everyone experiences it from time to time. Acid reflux starts to become a problem when it happens frequently or if it involves large amounts of acid. When acid reux leads to frequent symptoms or complications, then its called GERD. The most common symptom of GERD is frequent heartburn. Other signs and symptoms may include regurgitation of food or sour liquid, diculty swallowing, coughing and chest pain. In some patients, symptoms may be worse while lying down at night. Over the years, a long list of foods has been associated with an increase in GERD symptoms. ey include caeine, carbonated beverages, chocolate, spicy foods, highly acidic foods (such as oranges and tomatoes), and foods with high fat content. Doctors used to suggest that you completely take all of these foods out of your diet to help decrease GERD. But such a restrictive diet was hard for many people to follow. Research since then has also shown that taking away all these foods simply isnt necessary to control GERD. Instead, an individual approach works best. To help nd the foods that make your symptoms worse, keep track of what you eat, as well as the severity of your symptoms. en avoid the foods and beverages that seem to trigger your symptoms. Avoiding fatty foods is still recommended, however, because in addition to being a possible trigger for reux, there is little nutritional value to these foods. You can take a similar approach to healthy foods. Try to include a variety of healthy foods in your diet each day: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean protein. If you notice an increase in symptoms when you add something new, try to steer clear of that food and see if it makes a dierence. As much as possible, focus on including healthy choices in your diet. Although extra weight isnt a problem for you, getting to and staying at a healthy weight is important for GERD control because excess weight can make reux worse. If you continue to have diculty controlling your symptoms, talk with your doctor. He or she may recommend additional GERD treatment. Marcelo F. Vela, M.D., Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz. Mayo Clinic Q & A is an educational resource and doesnt replace regular medical care. E-mail a question to MayoClinicQ&A@mayo.edu. For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org.SPIELBERGContinued from Page 12 Diet usually not necessary to control GERD symptoms
Page 14 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 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 Trinity Lutheran Church3016 W. Vine St. Kissimmee; 407-847-4204The Uperward Call Church3272 Canoe Creek Road St. Cloud; 407-593-2930 A merican Sign Language Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses2281 N. acker Ave.Kissimmee; 407-910-2067 www.jw. org Bible Baptist Church1500 E. Vine St. Kissimmee; 407-847-4068 www.BibleBaptistKissimmee. com or www.BBC-HCS.orgCampbell City First Missionary Baptist Church4463 Bryan Ave. Kissimmee 407-935-1802 or 865-566-8579Canoe Creek Christian Church4080 Pine Tree Drive St. Cloud; 407-891-1492 www.canoecreek.org Casa Del Espritu Santo722 N Main St. Kissimmee; 407-655-5816Casa De Generaciones1219 Ingram St Kissimmee 407-914-6068 Catalyst Community Church 14500 Landstar Blvd Orlando, 32824 http://www.catalyst communitychurch.net/ Christian Life Church2750 Partin Settlement Road Kissimmee 407-847-7631Christ Our Savior Fellowship915 New York Ave. [VFW Hall], St. Cloud 407-922-2409The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints2821 Old Canoe Creek Rd. St Cloud, FL 34772 407-892-5568 www.lds.orgThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints1900 N. John Young Parkway Kissimmee 407-847-3978 Community Church at Celebration501 Celebration Place Kissimmee; 407-494-4644 www.celebration communitychurch.comCommunity Presbyterian Church in Celebration511 Celebration Ave. Celebration 407-566-1633 www.commpres.comChurch Of Spiritual Awakening909 E. Oak St. Suite B Kissimmee 407-343-9062 www.churchofspiritual awakening.comChurch Of The Nazarene1900 Michigan Ave. St. Cloud 407-892-8184The Connection Church700 Generation Point Kissimmee; 407-744-7007 www.connectionchurch.netCornerstone Baptist Church2925 Canoe Cree k Rd. St. Cloud; 706-379-1571 www.inallthingspray.comCornerstone 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; 407-892-4644 El 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.aspFirst 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.rstunitedchurch ojca.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.org Free 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 email@example.com 407-241-9045Iglesia 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgKissimmee 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 407-460-6411 Neptune Road Baptist Church1620 Neptune Road Kissimmee, Florida 34744 407-847-8174Pastor Dr. Bob Reaves Expanded Senior Ministry : special needs, spiritual counseling Sunday Worship Traditional at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible/Prayer Service at 10:30 a.m. Lock Haven Baptist Church14246 Boggy Creek Road Orlando, FL 32824 (407) 851-5420LANE STOCKTON, PASTORSCHEDULE OF SERVICESSunday School ..................................... 10:00 am Morning Service ................................... 11:00 am Evening Service ..................................... 6:30 pm Wednesday Service ............................... 7:00 pmwww.lockhavenbaptist.org EGLISE PENCOTISTE DU DERNIER TEMPSPasteur Joli & Jocelyne DesruisseauxP: 321-284-5802 Or 407-285-55141238 John Young Pkwy Chalifoux Plaza, Kissimmee, FL 34741 HORAIRE DE SERVICESSUNDAY:Morning: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Evening: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.WEDNESDA Y : 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. BEST OF OSCEOLA BEST OF OSCEOLA READERS CHOICE AW ARDS READERS CHOICE AW ARDS BES T B BEST BEST B B 20 17 020318.SNG And Cremation Services Cremation Services:Affordable, Simple, Dignifiedwww.conradandthompson.com 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL407-847-3188061116.SNG
Saturday, April 14, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 15 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 Deerwood Elementary Highlands Elementary School Lakeview Elementary School Neptune Elementary School Celebration K-8 School Discovery Intermediate School Neptune Middle School Liberty High School Osceola Technical College Poinciana High School Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Map referenced in Ordinance No. 2038 known as the Land Development Code of the City of Kissimmee rezoning the property hereinafter described as follows: FROM: RPUD (Residential Planned Unit Development City TO: MUPUD (Mixed Use Planned Unit Development) City The subject property Parcel ID: 13-25-29-00U0-0050-0000 Legal Description: THAT PART OF NE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 & THAT PART OF NW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 LYING S & W OF SUNSHINE PKY LESS THE FOLLOWING LYING W OF THE LINE: COM AT NW COR OF SW 1/4, S 1327.47 FT, E 1981.13 FT TO POB; N 26 DEG W 981.81 FT TO POC TO RIGHT, RAD 1064.97 FT, CENT ANG 22 DEG (CH BEARING N 15 DEG W 411.79 FT) ALONG CURVE 414.40 FT, N 4 DEG W 48.97 FT TO TERMINUS POINT ORD #2567 (05-24) PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 18-01: Fortune Road Commons PUD: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2038 KNOWN AS THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, REZONING THE PROPERTY HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 101 Church Street, Kissimmee, Florida, and will consider the adoption of an Ordinance to rezone the above described property following the public hearing. the Development Services Department at City Hall, 101 Church Street. All interested parties may appear and be heard on the above date. Written opinion will be received until 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Any questions may be directed to the Development Services Department at (407) 518-2140. Reference # DRC 17-00083 CITY COMMISSION Fortune Road Commons PUD KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA In accordance with Florida Statute 286.0105: Any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. In accordance with Florida Statute 286.26, persons needing assistance to participate in any of (FS286.26)041418.SNG
Page 16 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 2018 Manufacturer PhotosSPECIFICATIONS Ford EscapeVEHICLE TYPE 4-passenger FWD hatchback BASE PRICE $34,100 (as tested: $34,975) ENGINE TYPE 16-valve VTEC turbocharged 4-cylinder w/DI DISPLACEMENT 2.0-liter HORSEPOWER (net) 306 at 6500 rpm TORQUE (lb.-ft.) 295 at 2500-4500 rpm TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual OVERALL LENGTH 179.4 in. TURNING CIRCLE (curb-to-curb) 39.5 ft. CURB WEIGHT 3,117 lbs. FUEL CAPACITY 12.4 gal. EPA MILEAGE RATING 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highwayBargain Price Performance Car Copyright, Motor Matters, 2018 FOR THE LATEST NEWS WEBSITE AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Motor Matters The Civic Type R needs no hype, so Hondas description of it as a race car for the road isnt required. Thats because word of mouth will get the news out everywhere about this exciting automobile. Without question, this screamer is the best performance bargain available anywhere exotic cars included. e Type R, starting at $34,100, is a superb performer with versatility to match. Last year, the Civic Type R set a record at the famed Nrburgring racecourse in Germany. It ran the 12.9-mile North Loop circuit in 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds, at more than 100 miles an hour, faster than any front-drive car ever. e Type R can nail 60 mph from rest in 4.9 seconds and, with high-performance Brembo disc brakes up front, can stop in 142 feet from 70 mph, according to independent tests. e 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 306 horsepower with 295 lb.-. of torque through a six-speed manual gearbox. Youre stuck with the stick because an automatic transmission is not available at least not yet. As usual with Honda manuals, the Type R shi linkage is positive and eortless. e shier is topped by a round aluminum ball, which ts the hand beautifully but gets burning hot in a closed car on a summer day. Bring a glove. The 2018 Type R is equipped with rev-matching, which means that when you downshift to a lower gear, the enhancement blips the throttle to equalize the engine speed with the road speed. is system can be disabled, so if youre an old-fashioned purist who has spent years practicing the rev-matching technique called heel and toe, you can still impress your friends. But its way easier and more accurate to let the automatic system do its thing. ats especially true on a road-racing course, where the Type R driver can concentrate on braking and shiing to slingshot through corners. Its easy to be competent with such technology, abetted by an unyielding stiff chassis and a front suspension system design with adaptable shock absorbers that minimizes torque steer. e Type R is a four-door hatchback that carries four people in comfort. No pretense is made at accommodating a h person in what would be a punishing center-rear seat. Instead, the Type R comes with two rear seats separated by cupholders and a small tray for cheese and crackers. Based on its 97 cubic feet of space for passengers and 26 cubic feet for cargo under the rear hatch, the R Type qualies as a large car under the U.S. governments denitions. Of course, its dimensions less than 15 feet long make it look and feel more like a compact. e exterior design has a gingerbread look, characterized by a large rear spoiler mounted up high so it doesnt interfere with the drivers rear vision. Some observers have criticized the styling, but theres no question it evokes in-your-face performance. A triple exhaust pipe juts out under the rear bumper, delivering musical motoring notes. Inside, the driver and front passenger sit in racing-style, supportive and highly bolstered seats done up in a red suede-like cloth with black trim that grips the torso in high-speed driving. Even the seat belts are red. Oddly, the back seats are plain black cloth. Honda representatives say the combination is meant to mimic tuner cars that have been hopped-up by owners who oen install aermarket sport front seats. e back seats sit low so theres plenty of head and knee room. e beauty of the Type R is that, for all of its driving excitement on a racetrack, it can be as docile as an entry-level car in everyday commuting. It has so much power that you only have to shi occasionally. You can drive it on city streets, freeways, or two-lane roads in third, fourth, h, and even sixth gear with plenty of punch for maneuvering and passing, downshiing when needed. HONDACIVIC TYPE R With a peak output of 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque from its muscular 2.0-liter turbo engine, the Civic Type R is the most powerful Honda ever sold in America. The 2018 Type R is available in one fully equipped trim with a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission, limited slip differential, Adaptive Damper System and dual-axis strut front suspension design that virtually eliminates torque steer.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 17 If youre new to home selling, the prospect of going through the selling process may seem daunting. While a Realtor professional will be able to guide you through that process, its not a bad idea to do a little research on your own to familiarize yourself on what to expect. Before you put your home on the market, here are some things you may want to know. Getting a pre-inspection is advisable. Aer you get your oer, a home inspector will go through your home looking for potential issues, but why not nd out what might be a problem before you get that oer? Knowing what work needs to be done will allow you to address these issues early and put you in a better position to breeze through the home inspection later. Ask for a detailed report if you get a preinspection and be sure to use a member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) or NIBI (National Institute of Building Inspectors). If youve had work done on the home in recent years, it would be a good idea to gather related paperwork for your Realtor. Updates to appliances, new rooves, construction work, and the like will be useful in the listing description because they add value to your home. When you have signed on with a Realtor, discuss their marketing plan for your property. Will they plan an open house? Do they market mostly online? Do they do direct mail marketing? Make sure you are both on the same page for how to market your home so there is no conict on this later. Pricing the home right is an important consideration that you should make with the guidance of your agent. ey will provide you with comparable analysis of homes in your area to help you get a better idea of what your home is worth. Its tempting to price high, but that may prohibit buyer trac if your house isnt worth as much as you think. Buyers may assume there is something wrong with the house if it sits on the market too long, and this may lead you to having to drop the price later on. But if you price too low, you will likely sell quick, but cheat yourself out of the valuable equity youve earned over the years. Make sure you listen to your agent. eyll get you the best price. Once your home is on the market, it will have to be clean all the time. You never know when a buyer will want to stop by, so you need to have your house in prime condition through the duration of the process. And keep the yard mowed and tidy as well. Curb appeal makes a strong impression. Know that buyers can be fussy. Dont be disheartened if you hear negative feedback about the size, the paint color, the layout, or whatever. e right buyer is out there just waiting to nd your house. Just understand that sometimes it can take a while to nd that right buyer. Also, be prepared for hiccups. You may think everything is good to go with a buyer only to have the sale fall through at the last minute. ere could be issues with their job before the closing, or maybe the house doesnt appraise for as much as you think it will, and theyll want you to lower your price to complete the sale. ese things happen, but dont let that deter you. Its not uncommon to have to go back to square one when selling a home, but that home sale will happen. Just remember, youve got an experienced Realtor professional to guide you through this important exchange. Any questions or trepidations you have can be addressed by your agent, who has been through this process many times. Theyre there to represent your interests and hopefully help you turn a handsome prot from your investment. The Osceola County Association of Realtors is the largest trade association in Osceola County and represents over 3,400 Realtors in the area, bringing valuable training and support to its membership, and oering community services to the Osceola County area. e association is dedicated to members success through personal development, advocacy, and community engagement. (BPT) What do you like to do for fun when you have some free time on your hands? Whether its seeing the latest blockbuster, sampling a delicious entree or taking a road trip, chances are your passions cost money. If youre like many Americans, you may nd you dont have quite as many loose dollars, especially when you have to be a responsible adult and take care of all those monthly expenses. The typical American spends less than 4 percent of their annual income on entertainment, with the lions share of their hard-earned money going to practical things, like housing, food and health care, according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Savvy homeowners, however, can free up some extra cash for the fun stu with a few relatively easy and painless home improvements. See if any on this list could reduce your expenses and let you have more dollars for the fun stu. 1. Reduce the juice Anything that lowers monthly electricity use is money in your pocket. For long-term savings, choose options that automatically use less power. LED bulbs are 90 percent more ecient than regular incandescent bulbs, according to EnergyStar.gov. Invest in smart power strips to eliminate the socalled energy vampires. ese power strips are designed to cut o the power ow when they sense electronics are no longer in use. 2. Get smart with thermostat settings A smart or programmable thermostat can keep you from heating and cooling the house when youre not home. Try setting your thermostat to maintain the heat at 60 degrees when youre not home, and try 6265 when asleep. For summer cooling, keep the air conditioner at 85 degrees when away and 80 when asleep. 3. Plug the leaks ere are other ways to manage your indoor climate besides adjusting the thermostat. Look for places where unwanted heat and cool air are getting in. Poke your head into the crawl space of your house to see if the insulation has settled and needs a top-o. Walk the exterior of your house and look for cracks and gaps that need caulk or weatherstripping. Finally, hanging drapes and blinds, if you dont already have them, and closing them against direct sun on hot days can reduce energy creep, and give your air conditioner a break. 4. Opt for energy-efcient appliances Appliances break down eventually, and if any of yours are getting close to the end of their life expectancy, be sure and get to know some of the energy-ecient options. Tankless water heaters, for example, last twice as long as standard storage tank heaters, and because they heat water only when its needed, they use 24-34 percent less energy, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM 4 home remedies that will put more money in your pocketWhat homeowners should know when selling Sum of housing sales at high pointe sum of housing sales continues to grow across Florida as demand in the housing market remains high. Florida Realtors current statistical release for February nds that the single-family home market in Osceola County has seen a $90.8 million gain for the month, and condos and townhomes have added $36.7 million in dollar volume. ats a 75.5 percent year-over-year increase for the condo and townhome market, but for single-family homes it is down 5.1 percent. It is the only year-over-year decline found in this analysis. Elsewhere, like in the Orlando, Kissimmee, Sanford metro area, dollar volume increased 9.7 percent in the singlefamily home category to $659.1 million and grew 27.2 percent for condos and townhome properties to $137.9 million. And in the Florida statewide data, dollar volume has climbed 10.9 percent from this time last year to $6.3 billion where single-family homes were concerned; and increased 19 percent to $2.3 billion for condos and townhomes. With the strong demand and tight inventory, home sellers are seeing homes sell at or very near their asking price. e median percent of original list price received is a measure of this. In Osceola County, the median percent of original list price received was at 96.8 percent for single-family homes in February, up 0.3 percent from this time last year. For condos and townhomes it was at 96.6 percent, up 1.4 percent from last year. The OSCAR (Osceola County Association of Realtors) Realtors Care Committee recently announced the winners for its annual scholarship essay competition. This year the association was able to award seven $1,000 awards to high school seniors in the county, which will help them in their academic future. Applicants were asked to write a 250-word essay that explained the value that Realtors bring to the community. e committee reviewed a number of submissions that oered many insightful viewpoints on the topic, but ultimately only seven were chosen. e 2018 OSCAR scholarship winners are Spencer Bennett, Deanna Guzman, Stephanie Chaparro-Roldan, Ayoub Mahdar, Angel Mata, Sabah Qureshi and Mariangely Soto-Machuca. eir exemplary essays made a strong impression on the committee and were distinct in their content and quality despite the many high-caliber submissions they were up against, according to an OSCAR press release. Realtors Care Committee Chair Charlie DeCarlo extended her congratulations to the scholarship recipients saying, We at the committee are so pleased to be able to help these individuals pursue a brighter future through a college education. eyve demonstrated a tremendous potential in their writings, and we know they have the determination and aptitude to achieve great things. Education has been an association priority for some time. Since 2011, OSCAR has been helping high school seniors fund their tuition through scholarships like this. ese eorts have provided over $28,000 in nancial assistance. We hope to continue doing this for many more years to come, stated Vice Chair Kelly Freeman. Were very much invested in our community, and by providing education opportunities for our youth, we are sowing the seeds for new businesses, job creation, and higher wages all fostering growth in our locale.OSCAR awards scholarships to local high school seniors SNG 021018
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LOPEZ,UNKNOWN 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,Kis simmee, 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,andre strictions,if any. A ND 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, y ouareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida, (407)742-2417,atleast7 daysbeforeyourscheduled courtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthan7days;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. Pleasearrive15minu tesbeforethestartofthescheduledhearingtimetoviewthe calendarpostedoutsidethe courtroom.Thecourtroomin whichyourhearingwillbe heldwillbepostedonthe calendar. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE.THE CLERKSHALLRECEIVEA SERVICECHARGEOFUP TO$70FORSERVICESIN MAKING,RECORDING, ANDCERTYFINGTHE SALEANDTITL ETHAT SHALLBEASSESSEDAS COSTS.THECOURT,IN ITSDISCRETION,MAYENLARGETHETIMEOFTHE SALE.NOTICEOFTHE CHANGEDTIMEOFSALE SHALLBEPUBLISHEDAS PROVIDEDHEREIN. DATEDonthis3rddayof April2018. S TRAUS&EISLER,P.A. AttorneysforPlaintiff 2500WestonRoad, Suite213 Weston,FL33331 954-349-9400 By:/s/MichaelJ.Eisler MichaelJ.EislerEsq. FloridaBarNo.500615 April7,14,2018 SEARCHING AnyoneknowingthewhereaboutsofKARLARIBERIO (54,135lbs,lightskin,curly brownhair,Brazilian,29 yearsold),pleasecontact IMMIGRATIONSERVICES at525N.LakewoodAvenue Ocoee,FL34761,ore-mail meat: email@example.com April14,21,28,2018 May5,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION: CASENO.: 49-2011-CA-003345MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE,ONBEHALFOFTHE HOLDERSOFTHECSMC MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGHCERTIFICATES,SERIES2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. CONCEPCIONNFRANCES; AMERICANINTERNATIONALINSURANCECOMPANY ASSUBROGEEOFPAUL ELLIS;LAKESIDEESTATESMASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION, INC.;MORTGAGEELECTRONICREGISTR ATION SYSTEMS,INCORPORATED,ASNOMINEEFOR RESOURCEBANK; SHELBYPLACEPROPERTYOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,ANINACTIVE ASSOCIATION;UNITED STATESOFAMERICADEPARTMENTOFTREASURY;JAMESMITCHELLJR; MELINDASILLIMAN;UNKNOWNTENANTINPOSSESSIONOFTHESUBJECTPROPERTY, D efendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderResettingForeclosureSaledated the15thdayofFebruary 2018,andenteredinCase No.49-2011-CA -003345-MF, oftheCircuitCourtofthe 9THJudicialCircuitinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinU.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE,ONBEHALFOF THEHOLDERSOFTHE CSMCMORTGAGEBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-1,isthePlaintiff,and CONCEPCIONN. FRANCES;AMERICANINTERNATIONALINSURANCECOMPANYASSUBROGEEOFPAULELLIS; LAKESIDEESTATESMASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;MORTGAGE ELECTRONICREGISTRATIONSYSTEMS,INC ORPORATED,ASNOMINEE FORRESOURCEBANK; SHELBYPLACEPROPERTYOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,ANINACTIVE ASSOCIATION;UNITED STATESOFAMERICADEPARTMENTOFTREASURY;JAMESMITCHELLJR; MELINDASILLIMAN;and UNKNOWNTENANT(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY,are theDefendants.ARMANDO RAMIREZ,astheClerkof theCircuitCourt,shallsellto thehighestandbestbidder forcashatthe,OSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE, SUITE2600/ROOM2602, TWOCOURTHOUSE SQUARE, KISSIMMEE,FL, 11:00A.M.,onthe23rdday ofMAY,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT87,SHELBYPLACE, PHASE2,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK8,PAGES116AND 117,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareap ersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceedings,you areentitled,atnocosttoyou, totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact: CourtAdministrationat2 CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthan7days; ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771 DATEDonthis11thdayof April2018. B y: /s/ScottWeiss ScottWeiss,Esquire BarNumber:0710910 Submittedby: CHOICELEGALGROUP, P.A.,P.O.Box9908,Fort Lauderdale,FL33310-0908 Telephone:(954)453-0365 Facsimile:(954)771-6052 TollFree:1-(800)441-2438 DESIGNATEDPRIMARYEMAILFORSERVICEPURSUANTTOFLA.R.JUD.ADMIN2.516 firstname.lastname@example.org 10-61083 April14,21,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE On05/02/2018at09:00 A.M.,anauctionwilltake placeat3501PugmillRoad Kissimmee,Fl34744. Thevehicleswhichwillbe auctionedinclude: 1)2003MITSUBISHI VIN: 4A3AE45G53E117578 2)2005MERZ VIN: WDBRF40J45F562752 April14,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : 8-BITCONFECTIONERY locatedat:1617Columbia ArmsCircle,Unit253,inthe CountyofOsceola,inthe CityofKissimmee,Florida 34741,intendstoregisterthe saidnamewiththeDivision ofCorporationsoftheFloridaDepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthecorporationinterestedinsaidbusinessenterpriseisasfollows: BBDENDEAVORS,LLC DATEDatKissimmee OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this10thdayofApril,2018 April14,2018 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,Florida 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.TheClerkofthe 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 OSCEOLACOUNT Y,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,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. 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: ServiceMail@aldridgepite.co m 1175-760 April7,14,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : ST.CLOUDRENTASTALL locatedat:120W.Carroll Street,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityof Kissimmee,Florida,34741 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: FREDO.BRUNSON DATEDatKissimmee, OsceolaCounty,Florida,on this11thdayofApril,2018. April14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE KISSIMMEEAUTOSALVAGEgivesNoticeofForeclosureofLienandintentto sellthesevehiclesonApril 28,2018,at8:00A.M.,1400 HarrelsonLane,Kissimmee Florida34741;(407-8475197),pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. KISSIMMEEAUTOSALVAGEreservestherightto acceptorrejectanyand/orall bids. 1)1997FORD VIN: 1FDLE47F0VHA15330 April14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2016-CA-000578MF U.S.BANKTRUST,N.A., ASTRUSTEEFORLSF9 MASTERPARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. NATALIAE.CRUZ,A/K/A NATALIACRUZANDFRANCISCOJ.MELENDEZ,A/K/A FRANCISCOMELENDEZ,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated September21,2016,and enteredin2016-CA-00057 8 MF,oftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuitinand forOsceolaCounty,Florida whereinU.S.BANKTRUST N.A.,ASTRUSTEEFOR LSF9MASTERPARTICIPATIONTRUST,isthePlaintiff andNATALIAE.CRUZ A/K/ANATALIACRUZ ; FRANCISCOJ.MELENDEZ A/K/AFRANCISCOMELENDEZ;UNKNOWNSPOUSE OFFRANCISCOJ.MELENDEZ,A/K/AFRANCISCO MELENDEZ;STATEOF FLORIDA,DEPARTMENT OFREVENUE;MALLARD PONDHOMEOWNERS'ASSOCIATIONOFST.CLOUD INC.,aretheDefendant(s) ArmandoRamirez,asthe ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,will selltothehighestandbest bidderforcashatSuite2600/ Room#2602,2Courthouse Square,Kissimmee,FL 34741,at11:00A.M.,on MAY15,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment towit: LOT168,OFMALLARD POND-PHASETWO,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK19 PAGE(S)67THROUGH72 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress: 3463HARLEQUINDRIVE SAINTCLOUD,FL34772 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDthis10thdayofApril 2018. ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: email@example.com By: /s/ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org 15-081560-MoP April14,21,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION Thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldatauctionfreeofall priorliensforcash. 1)2002NISSANSentra GXE4Door-Blue VIN: 3N1CB51D42L623443 SaleDate:APRIL27,2018 AND 1)1999DODGEDurangoRed VIN: 1B4HR28Y2XF612042 2)2004SUZUKIAerioSX 4Door-Black VIN: JS2RC61H445254816 SaleDate: APRIL28,2018 AND 1)2008MERCEDESBenz C4A4Door-Silver VIN: WDDGF81X48f116968 SaleDate:APRIL30,2018 SaleTime: 10:00A.M. SaleLocation :MagicTows LLC.-1201SawdustTrailKissimmee,Florida34744 April14,2018 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,andenteredin 2017-CA-000207MFofthe CircuitCourtoftheNINTH JudicialCircuitinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinFEDERALNATIONALMORTGAGEASSOCIATON"FANNIEMAE",A CORPORATIONORGANIZEDANDEXISTING UNDERTHELAWSOFTHE UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,isthePlaintiff,and CARLOSIVANIRIZARRY; MARIBELRODRIGUEZ OTERO;CROSSCREEK ESTATESATST.CLOUD HOMEOWNERSASS OCIATION,INC.aretheDefendant(s).ArmandoRamirez,as theClerkoftheCircuitCourt, 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 Property Address:3742 CROSSINGCREEKBLVD, SAINTCLOUD,FL34772 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. I MPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. Pleasecont actCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis29thdayof March2018. R OBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNE ID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: email@example.com By: /s/ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org 16-233890-MoP April7,14,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : S.E.A.SECURITY locatedat:P.O.BOX988,in theCityofSNELLVILLE Georgia30078,intendstoregisterthesaidnamewiththe DivisionofCorporationsof theFloridaDepartmentof State,Tallahassee,Florida Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: JESSICASHEFFIELD DATEDatKissimmee OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this9thdayofApril,2018. April14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE FELDWRECKERSERVICE givesNoticeofForeclosure ofLienandintenttosell thesevehiclesonthefollowingdatesat8:00a.m.,APRIL 30,2018,at907Garden Street,Kissimmee,FL 34744-1405,pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. FELDWRECKERSERVICE reservestherighttoacceptorrejectanyand/orall bids. 1)2005KIA VIN:KNAFE161355092438 2)1998ACURA VIN: 19UYA3152WL004037 3)1996DODGE VIN: 2B5WB35Z2TK117104 4)2012HONDA VIN: 2HGFG3B82CH534 581 A pril14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE KISSIMMEEAUTOSALVAGEgivesNoticeofForeclosureofLienandintentto sellthesevehiclesonAPRIL 25,2018,at8:00A.M.,1400 HarrelsonLane,Kissimmee Florida34741;(407-8475197),pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. KISSIMMEEAUTOSALVAGEreservestherightto acceptorrejectanyand/orall bids. 1)1998HONDA VIN: JHLRD1862WC107457 2)2004DODGE VIN: 1D8HD48N64F110599 April14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE PRESTON'STOWINGgives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthese vehiclesonAPRIL27,2018 9:00a.m.,at605East DoneganAvenue,Kissimmee,FL34744,pursuantto subsection713.78ofthe FloridaStatutes. PRESTON'STOWINGreservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. 2009CHEVROLET VIN: 2G1WT57K191289972 April14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHE9thJUDICIAL CIRCUITINAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENo.:16-CA-2630MF BAYVIEWLOAN SERVICING,LLC, aDelawareLimited LiabilityCompany, Plaintiff, vs. ANALOPEZ,A/K/AANAM. LOPEZ,UNKNOWN SPOUSEOFANALOPEZ, A/K/AANAM.LOPEZ,N/K/A RICARDOPOLL, Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderon PlaintiffsMotiontoReset ForeclosureSaledatedApril 3,2018,andenteredinCase No.16-CA-2630M Fofthe CircuitCourtofthe9thJudicialCircuit,inandfor OSCEOLACounty,Florida, whereinBAYVIEWLOAN SERVICING,LLC,a DelawareLimitedLiability Company,isthePlaintiff,and ANALOPEZ,A/K/AANAM. LOPEZ,UNKNOWN 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,Kis simmee, 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,andre strictions,if any. A ND 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, y ouareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida, (407)742-2417,atleast7 daysbeforeyourscheduled courtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthan7days;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. Pleasearrive15minu tesbeforethestartofthescheduledhearingtimetoviewthe calendarpostedoutsidethe courtroom.Thecourtroomin whichyourhearingwillbe heldwillbepostedonthe calendar. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE.THE CLERKSHALLRECEIVEA SERVICECHARGEOFUP TO$70FORSERVICESIN MAKING,RECORDING ANDCERTYFINGTHE SALEANDTITLETHAT SHALLBEASSESSEDAS COSTS.THECOURT,IN 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 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION: CASENO.: 49-2011-CA-003345MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE,ONBEHALFOFTHE HOLDERSOFTHECSMC MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGHCERTIFICATES,SERIES2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. CONCEPCIONNFRANCES; AMERICANINTERNATIONALINSURANCECOMPANY ASSUBROGEEOFPAUL ELLIS;LAKESIDEESTATESMASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION, INC.;MORTGAGEELECTRONICREGISTR ATION SYSTEMS,INCORPORATED,ASNOMINEEFOR RESOURCEBANK; SHELBYPLACEPROPERTYOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,ANINACTIVE ASSOCIATION;UNITED STATESOFAMERICADEPARTMENTOFTREASURY;JAMESMITCHELLJR; MELINDASILLIMAN;UNKNOWNTENANTINPOSSESSIONOFTHESUBJECTPROPERTY, D efendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderResettingForeclosureSaledated the15thdayofFebruary 2018,andenteredinCase No.49-2011-CA -003345-MF, oftheCircuitCourtofthe 9THJudicialCircuitinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinU.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE,ONBEHALFOF THEHOLDERSOFTHE CSMCMORTGAGEBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2007-1,isthePlaintiff,and CONCEPCIONN. FRANCES;AMERICANINTERNATIONALINSURANCECOMPANYASSUBROGEEOFPAULELLIS; LAKESIDEESTATESMASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;MORTGAGE ELECTRONICREGISTRATIONSYSTEMS,INC ORPORATED,ASNOMINEE FORRESOURCEBANK; SHELBYPLACEPROPERTYOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,ANINACTIVE ASSOCIATION;UNITED STATESOFAMERICADEPARTMENTOFTREASURY;JAMESMITCHELLJR; MELINDASILLIMAN;and UNKNOWNTENANT(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY,are theDefendants.ARMANDO RAMIREZ,astheClerkof theCircuitCourt,shallsellto thehighestandbestbidder forcashatthe,OSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE, SUITE2600/ROOM2602, TWOCOURTHOUSE SQUARE, KISSIMMEE,FL, 11:00A.M.,onthe23rdday ofMAY,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT87,SHELBYPLACE, PHASE2,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK8,PAGES116AND 117,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareap ersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceedings,you areentitled,atnocosttoyou, totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact: CourtAdministrationat2 CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthan7days; ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771 DATEDonthis11thdayof April2018. B y: /s/ScottWeiss ScottWeiss,Esquire BarNumber:0710910 Submittedby: CHOICELEGALGROUP, P.A.,P.O.Box9908,Fort Lauderdale,FL33310-0908 Telephone:(954)453-0365 Facsimile:(954)771-6052 TollFree:1-(800)441-2438 DESIGNATEDPRIMARYEMAILFORSERVICEPURSUANTTOFLA.R.JUD.ADMIN2.516 email@example.com 10-61083 April14,21,2018 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;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.TheClerkofthe Court,ArmandoRamirez,will selltothehighestbidderfor cashinSuite2600/Room 2602oftheOsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Kissimmee,FL 34741onMAY1,2018at 11:00AMESTthefollowing describedrealpropertyas setforthinsaidFinalJudgment,towit: LOT143,BELLALAGOPHASE3,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDIN PLAT BOOK17,PAGE89,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. I MPORTANT Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoord inator, 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 AttorneyforPla intiff 1 615SouthCongress Avenue,Suite200, DelrayBeach,FL33445 Telephone:(561)392-6391 Facsimile:(561)392-6965 By: /s/SusanSparks SUSANSPARKS,Esq. FBN#:33626 PrimaryE-Mail: ServiceMail@aldridgepite.co m 1175-760 April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2016-CA-000578MF U.S.BANKTRUST,N.A., ASTRUSTEEFORLSF9 MASTERPARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. NATALIAE.CRUZ,A/K/A NATALIACRUZANDFRANCISCOJ.MELENDEZ,A/K/A FRANCISCOMELENDEZ,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated September21,2016,and enter edin2016-CA-000578 MF,oftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuitinand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinU.S.BANKTRUST, N.A.,ASTRUSTEEFOR LSF9MASTERPARTICIPATIONTRUST,isthePlaintiff, andNATALIAE.CRUZ, A/K/ANATALIACRUZ; FRANCISCOJ.MELENDEZ, A/K/AFRANCISCOMELENDEZ;UNKNOWNSPOUSE OFFRANCISCOJ.MELENDEZ,A/K/AFRANCISCO MELENDEZ;STATEOF FLORIDA,DEPARTMENT OFREVENUE;MALLARD PONDHOMEOWNERS'ASSOCIATIONOFST.CLOUD, INC.,ar etheDefendant(s). ArmandoRamirez,asthe ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,will selltothehighestandbest bidderforcashatSuite2600/ Room#2602,2Courthouse Square,Kissimmee,FL 34741,at11:00A.M.,on MAY15,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT168,OFMALLARD POND-PHASETWO,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK19, PAGE(S)67THROUGH72, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. P ropertyAd dress: 3463HARLEQUINDRIVE, SAINTCLOUD,FL34772 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. I MPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCo urtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDthis10thdayofApril 2018. ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org By: /s/ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: email@example.com 15-081560-MoP April14,21,2018 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,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 theClerkoftheCircuitCourt 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 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis29thdayof March2018. ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org By: /s/ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: email@example.com 16-233890-MoP April7,14,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: ST.CLOUDRENTASTALL locatedat:120W.Carroll Street,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityof Kissimmee,Florida,34741 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: FREDO.BRUNSON DATEDatKissimmee OsceolaCounty,Florida,on this11thdayofApril,2018. April14,2018 COMMUNITYGARAGESALE PlesantHillLakes34746 Saturday,April14th from8a.m.-1p.m. GARAGESALE 2140EmperorDrive34744 Saturday,April14th 8am-Noon YARDSALE 1373BoulderDr. Sat-4/14-7am-2pm ESTATESALE 2800N.NarcoosseeRd(34771) Fri-4/13&Sat-4/14-8am-2pm Furniture,Tools,Housewares, Motorcycle,ClassicCars,etc. SALE!SALE! SALE! 1821RichardsonDrive34771 (BassHwy) April13th&14th 7am-3pm St. Cloud permit free weekend for garage sales April 20-22 April 20-22rfntbrrrrfnntbn
Saturday, April 14, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 21 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORID A 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.WINTE R A/K/AALOISAWINTER,DECEASED;EAGLELAK E PHASE1SUBDIVISIO N HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.;JERRY MEDEIROS;SUNTRUST BANK,areDefendants,Clerk ofCourt,willsellthepropertyatpublicsaleatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,FL34741beginningat 11:00A.M.,onMAY15 2018,thefollowingde scribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgment,towit:. LOT35A,EAGLELAK E PHASEI,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLA T BOOK14,PAGES141-143 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress: 3209EagleWatchDrive, Kissimmee,FL34746 ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTH E PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELI S PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAY S 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 THETIMEBEFORETH E SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. Dated:April3,2018. KelleyKronenberg 8201PetersRoad, Suite4000, FortLauderdale,FL33324 Phone:(954)370-9970 Fax:(954)252-4571 ServiceE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org /s/JasonM.Vanslette JasonM.Vanslette,Esq. FBN:92121 April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2018-CA-555FO INREFORFEITURE: 2006InternationalTow Truck,BlackinColor, bearingVIN#: 1HTMMAAM06H210706 *AMENDED* NOTICEOFFORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TOALLPERSONSWHO CLAIMANINTERESTIN THEFOLLOWINGPROPERTY: 2006InternationalTow Truck,BlackinColor, bearingVIN#: 1HTMMAAM06H210706 RussellGibson,asSheriffof OsceolaCounty,Florida, seizedtheabovedescribed propertyon oraboutJanuary 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 Kir kS.Warren,Esquire PostOfficeBox151 Lakeland,FL33802-0151 (863)688-3400 FLBarNo.439177 email@example.com AttorneyforPetitioner, RussellGibson,AsSheriffof OsceolaCounty,Florida. April14,21,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE On05/01/2018at09:0 0 A.M.,anauctionwilltake placeat3501PugMillRoad Kissimmee,Fl34744. Thevehicleswhichwillbe auctionedinclude: 1)2007LEXUS VIN:JTHBE96S670014968 April14,2018 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. PROPERTYADDRESS: 7834TURKEYOAKLANE KISSIMMEE,FL32747 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustfilea claimwithinsixty(60)days afterthesale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT .IFYOU AREAPERSONWITHA DISABI LITYWHONEEDS ANYACCOMMODATIONIN ORDERTOPARTICIPATE INACOURTPROCEEDING OREVENT,YOUAREENTITLED,ATNOCOSTTO YOU,TOTHEPROVISION OFCERTAINASSISTANCE PLEASECONTACT:ADA COORDINATOR,COUR T ADMINISTRATION OSCEOLACOUNTY COURTHOUSE,2COURTHOUSESQUARE,SUIT E 6300,KISSIMMEE,F L 34741,(407)742-2417,FAX 407-835-5079ATLEAST7 DAYSBEFOREYOU R SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCE,ORIMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVING NOTIFICATIONIFTH E TIMEBEFORETH E SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. DATEDonthis3rddayof April2018. Respectfullysubmitted, /s/HarrisonSmalbach HarrisonSmalbach,Esq. FloridaBar#:116225 6267OldWaterOakRoad Suite203 Tallahassee,FL32312 (850)422-2520(telephone) (850)422-2567(facsimile) firstname.lastname@example.org AttorneyforPlaintiff FileNo.16-001034-I April7,14,201 8 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2016-CA-003012MF WINDSORHILLSMASTER COMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.,aFloridanonprofitcorporation,andTHE VISTASATWINDSOR HILLSTOWNHOMES HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,aFloridanonprofitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. ANKURSHAH,individually; et.al., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEisherebygivenpursuanttoaSummaryFinal JudgmentofForeclos ureand AwardofAttorneysFeesand Costs,datedMarch29,2018, andenteredinCaseNumber: 2016-CA-003012-MF,ofthe CircuitCourtinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinWINDSORHILLS MASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.,ANDTHE VISTASATWINDSOR HILLSTOWNHOMES HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,isthePlaintiff, andANKURSHAHandUNKNOWNSPOUSEOF ANKURSHAH,arethe Defendants,theOsceola CountyClerkoftheCourtwill selltothehighestandbest bidderforcash ,atthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600Room#2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741,beginningat11:00oclockA.M.on the15thdayofMAY,2018 thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidSummaryFinalJudgmentofForeclosureandAwardofAttorneysFeesandCosts,to-wit: P ropertyAddress: 2575ManeshawLane, Kissimmee,Florida34747 PropertyDescription: Lot4,Building16,WINDSORHILLSPHASEFOUR, accordingtothemapor platt hereof,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 thisSumm ons.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: email@example.com AttorneysforPlaintiff April7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2016-CA-002883MF ENCANTADAPROPERTY OWNERSASSOCIATION, INC.,aFloridanon-profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CATAZACHRISEN, individually;SOLFRID ZACHRISEN,individually; andALLUNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEisherebygivenpursuanttoaDefaultFinalJudgmentofForeclosureand AwardofAttorneysFeesand Costs,datedA pril10,2018, andenteredinCaseNumber: 2016-CA-002883MF,ofthe CircuitCourtinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinENCANTADA PROPERTYOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.isthe Plaintiff,andCATAZACHRISEN,SOLFRIDZACHRISEN,andALLUNKNOWNTENANTS/OWNERS,aretheDefendants,the OsceolaCountyClerkofthe Courtwillselltothehighest andbestbidderforcash,at theOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare Suite2600Room#2602 Kissimmee,Florida34741 beginningat11:00oclock A.M.onthe12thdayo f JUNE,2018thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidDefaultFinalJudgmentofForeclosureand AwardofAttorneysFeesand Costs,to-wit: PropertyAddress: 3077YellowLantanaLane, Kissimmee,Florida34747 PropertyDescription: Lot56,ENCANTADA PHASE1,accordingtothe maporplatthereof,asrecordedinPlatBook17 Pages186-190,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceol a County,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. DATEDonthis10thdayof April2018. /s/TobySnively JohnL.DiMasi FloridaBarNo.:0915602 PatrickJ.Burton FloridaBarNo.:0098460 JenniferL.Davis FloridaBarNo.:0879681 TobySnively FloridaBarNo.:0125998 LAWOFFICESOF JOHNL.DIMASI,P.A. 801N.OrangeAvenue, Suite500 Orlando,Florida32801 Phone:(407)839-3383 Fax:(407)839-3384 PrimaryE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org AttorneysforPlaintiff FileNo.:1688-003 April14,21,2018 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 Courtoft heNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOSCEOLA 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, onthe1stdayofM AY,2018, thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidLis Pendens,towit: LOT3,NOVABAYII,ACCORDINGTOTHEOFFICIALPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK11,PAGE181OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodat iontoparticipatein 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 youare hearingorvoiceimpaired,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, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2018-CP-000173PR INRE:ESTATEOF SARAE.ROST, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateofSARAE.ROST,deceased,whosedateofdeath wasDecember20,2017,is pendingintheCircuitCourt forOsceolaCounty,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis:2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, Florida34741.Thenames andaddressesofthePersonalRepresentativeandthe PersonalRepre sentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF THREE(3)MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFTHISNOTICE ONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands agains tdecedentsestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis CourtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINSECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. ThedateoffirstPublication ofthisnoticeis:April14, 2018. P ersonalRepresentative: /s/RhondaG.Mullins RHONDAG.MULLINS 3415GreenviewDrive NewAlbany,IN47150 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/AddisonE.Walker ADDISONE.WALKER,Esq. FloridaBar#185047 4313NeptuneRoad St.Cloud,FL34769 Telephone:(407)892-2525 Fax#:(407)892-5536 EM: email@example.com April14,21,2018 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 followingdescribedproperty inaccordancewithSection 45.031oftheFloridaStatutes: UNIT205,BUILDING400, BLOSSOMPARKVILLAS, ACONDOMINUIM,ACCORDINGTOTHEDECLARATIONOFCONDOMINIUMFILEDINO.R. BOOK2426,PA GE2665 ANDANYAMENDMENTS THERETO,ALSORECORDEDINCONDOMINIUM BOOK6,PAGES176 THROUGH183,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDATOGETHERWITHAN UNDIVIDEDINTERESTIN ANDTOTHECOMMON ELEMENTSAPPURTENANTTOSAIDUNIT. 3 016ParkwayBlvd205, Kissimmee,FL34747 forcashinan InPerson Sale at2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room 2602,Kissimmee,FL34741 beginningat11:00A.M.,on MAY15,2018. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sal e,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate oftheLisPendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,to theprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact: ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissim mee,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@blawgr oup.com S econdary: 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 FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A Case#:2016-CA-002953MF WINDSORHILLSMASTER COMMUNITYASSOCI ATION,INC.,aFloridanonprofitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. PAULJOHNSTRAFFORD individually;andLYNNETTE MAGDALENANNESTRAFFORD,individually, Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEisherebygivenpursuanttoaDefaultFinalJudgmentofForeclosureand AwardofAttorneysFeesand Costs,datedApril10,2018 andenteredinCaseNumber : 2016-CA-002953MF,ofthe CircuitCourtinandfo r OsceolaCounty,Florida whereinWINDSORHILLS MASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.,isthe Plaintiff,andPAULJOHN STRAFFORDandLYNNETTEMAGDALENANNE STRAFFORD,aretheDefendants,theOsceola CountyClerkoftheCourtwill selltothehighestandbest bidderforcash,atth e OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600Room#2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741,beginningat11:00oclockA.M.on the12thdayofJUNE,2018 thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidDefaultFinalJudgmentofForeclosureandAwardofAttorneysFeesandCosts,to-wit : PropertyAddress: 2629ArchfeldBoulevard, Kissimmee,Florida34747 PropertyDescription: Lot17,ofWINDSORHILLS PHASEFIVE,accordingto theplatthereofasrecordedinPlatBook18 Pages82through86,ofthe PublicRecordsofOsceola County,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. DATEDonthis10thdayof April2018. /s/TobySnively JohnL.DiMasi FloridaBarNo.:0915602 PatrickJ.Burton FloridaBarNo.:0098460 JenniferL.Davis FloridaBarNo.:0879681 TobySnively FloridaBarNo.:0125998 LAWOFFICESOF JOHNL.DIMASI,P.A. 801N.OrangeAvenue, Suite500 Orlando,Florida32801 Phone:(407)839-3383 Fax:(407)839-3384 PrimaryE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org AttorneysforPlaintiff FileNo.:1012-570 April14,21,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OSCEOLACOUNTY, FLORID A Case#:2018-CP-000188PR INRE:ESTATEOF PAULEDWARDJENVEY, a/k/a,PAULE.JENVEY, a/k/aPAULJENVEY, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe EstateofPAULEDWARD JENVEY,Deceased,wh o diedtestate,whosedateof deathwasAugust7,2016 FileNumber2018-CP 000188PR,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforOsceol a County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,Florida34741 Thenamesandaddressesof thepersonalrepresentative andthepersonalrepresentativesattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisre quiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththisCourt ONORBEFORETH E LATEROFTHRE E MONTHSAFTERTHETIME OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR 30DAYSAFTERTHEDATE OFSERVICEOFACOPY OFTHISNOTICEON THEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstthedecedent'sestatemustfiletheirclaimswith thisCourtWITHINTHREE MONTHSAFTERTHEDATE OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINSECTION733.702OFTH E FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisNoticeis:April14 2018. /s/WadeF.JohnsonJr. WADEF.JOHNSONJR PersonalRepresentativ e 4255TidewaterDrive Orlando,FL32812 /s/PatriciaL.Daugherty PATRICIAL. DAUGHERTY,ESQ., FloridaBarNo.364029, 11N.VernonAvenue Kissimmee,FL34741 Telephone:407.518.7674 Facsimile:407.932.4387 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative Emaildesignationpursuant toFla.R.JuAdmin.email@example.com April14,21,2018 NOTICEOFTRANSMITTALPUBLICHEARING ORDINANCENO.2018-25 NoticeisherebygiventhattheCityCounciloftheCityofSt Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonApril26,2018,in theirChamberatCityHall,13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida at6:30p.m.,willconsidertheadoptionofOrdinanceNo.201825entitled: ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOF ST.CLOUD,FLORIDA,ASSIGNINGAFUTURELANDUSE DESIGNATIONOFMIXEDUSETOAPPROXIMATELY 44.56ACRESIDENTIFIEDASTHOMPSONGROVE LOCATEDEASTOFHICKORYTREEROAD,SOUTHOFE IRLOBRONSONMEMORIALHIGHWAY,WESTOFLIVE OAKLAKEROAD,ANDNORTHOFLIVEOAKLAKE ; PROVIDINGFORAMENDINGTHEOFFICIALFUTURE LANDUSEMAPOFTHECOMPREHENSIVEPLAN,FILING OFTHEPLANNINGCOMMISSIONRECOMMENDATION ANDPROOFOFPUBLICATION,APPLICABILITYAND EFFECT,SEVERABILITY,COPIESONFILEANDEFFECTIVEDATE. Interestedpartiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhichtimethis ORDINANCEistobeconsideredandpubliccommentsshallbe heardwithrespecttotransmittaloftheORDINANCE.This ORDINANCEinitsentiretycanbereviewedattheCityClerk 's officebetweenthehoursof8:00a.m.and11:00a.m.and between2:00p.m.and5:00p.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) LindaP.Jaworski,CityClerk 13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida34769 Teleph one:407-957-7300 April14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING ORDINANCENO.2018-29 NoticeisherebygiventhattheCityCounciloftheCityofSt. Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonApril26,2018,in theirChamberatCityHall,13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida at6:30p.m.,willconsidertheadoptionofOrdinanceNo.201829entitled: ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOF ST.CLOUD,FLORIDA,AMENDINGTHELANDDEVELOPMENTCODEOFTHECITYOFST.CLOUD,FLORIDATO AMENDARTICLEII,DEFINITIONSANDARTICLEIII DIVISION19 ,SIGNREGULATIONS;PROVIDINGFOR SEVERABILITY;CONFLICTS;CODIFICATION;ANDAN EFFECTIVEDATE. Interestedpartiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhichtimethis ORDINANCEistobeconsideredandshallbeheardwithrespecttotheproposedORDINANCEatthePublicHearing thereon.ThisORDINANCEinitsentiretycanbereviewedat t heCityClerk'sofficebetweenthehoursof8:00a.m.and11:00 a.m.andbetween2:00p.m.and5:00p.m.Mondaythrough Friday. Ifapersondecides toappealanydecisionmadebytheCommittee/Board,withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuch hearing/meeting,suchpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsandthat,forthispurpose,suchpersonmayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhich theappealistobebased,andwhichrecordisnotprovidedby theCityofSt.Cloud.(FS286.0105) InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabi litiesAct,personsneedingassistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceedingsshouldcontacttheSecretary/ClerkoftheCommittee/ Board(listedbelow),priortothemeeting.(FS286.26) L indaP.Jaworski,CityClerk 13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida34769 Telephone:407-957-7300 April14,2018 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 followingdescribedproperty inaccordancewithSection 45.031oftheFloridaStatutes: UNIT205,BUILDING400, BLOSSOMPARKVILLAS, ACONDOMINUIM,ACCORDINGTOTHEDECLARATIONOFCONDOMINIUMFILEDINO.R. BOOK2426,PA GE2665 ANDANYAMENDMENTS THERETO,ALSORECORDEDINCONDOMINIUM BOOK6,PAGES176 THROUGH183,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDATOGETHERWITHAN UNDIVIDEDINTERESTIN ANDTOTHECOMMON ELEMENTSAPPURTENANTTOSAIDUNIT. 3 016ParkwayBlvd205, Kissimmee,FL34747 forcashinan InPerson Sale at2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room 2602,Kissimmee,FL34741 beginningat11:00A.M.,on MAY15,2018. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sal e,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate oftheLisPendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,to theprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact: ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissim mee,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@blawgr oup.com S econdary: 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 FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A Case#:2016-CA-002883MF ENCANTADAPROPERTY OWNERSASSOCIATION INC.,aFloridanon-profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CATAZACHRISEN, individually;SOLFRID ZACHRISEN,individually ; andALLUNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEisherebygivenpursuanttoaDefaultFinalJudgmentofForeclosureand AwardofAttorneysFeesand Costs,datedApril10,2018 andenteredinCaseNumber : 2016-CA-002883MF,ofthe CircuitCourtinandfo r OsceolaCounty,Florida whereinENCANTADA PROPERTYOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.isthe Plaintiff,andCATAZA CHRISEN,SOLFRIDZACHRISEN,andALLUN KNOWNTENANTS/OWN ERS,aretheDefendants,the OsceolaCountyClerkofthe Courtwillselltothehighest andbestbidderforcash,at theOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite2600Room#2602, Kissimmee,Florida34741, beginningat11:00oclock A.M.onthe12thdayof JUNE,2018thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidDefaultFinalJudgmentofForeclosureand AwardofAttorneysFeesand Costs,to-wit: PropertyAddress: 3077YellowLantanaLane, Kissimmee,Florida34747 PropertyDescription: Lot56,ENCANTADA PHASE1,accordingtothe mapo rplatthereof,asrecordedinPlatBook17, Pages186-190,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceola County,Florida. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontactCourtAdministrationat TwoCourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,FL 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisS ummons.Ifyouare hearingimpairedcall(800) 955-8771;ifyouarevoice impaired,call(800)9558770. DATEDonthis10thdayof April2018. / s/TobySnively JohnL.DiMasi FloridaBarNo.:0915602 PatrickJ.Burton FloridaBarNo.:0098460 JenniferL.Davis FloridaBarNo.:0879681 TobySnively FloridaBarNo.:0125998 LAWOFFICESOF JOHNL.DIMASI,P.A. 801N.OrangeAvenue, Suite500 Orlando,Florida32801 Phone:(407)839-3383 Fax:(407)839-3384 PrimaryE-Mail: tsnive firstname.lastname@example.org A ttorneysforPlaintiff FileNo.:1688-003 April14,21,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2016-CA-003012MF WINDSORHILLSMASTER COMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.,aFloridanonprofitcorporation,andTHE VISTASATWINDSOR HILLSTOWNHOMES HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,aFloridanonprofitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. ANKURSHAH,individually; et.al., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEisherebygivenpursuanttoaSummaryFinal JudgmentofForeclosureand AwardofAtto rneysFeesand Costs,datedMarch29,2018, andenteredinCaseNumber: 2016-CA-003012-MF,ofthe CircuitCourtinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinWINDSORHILLS MASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.,ANDTHE VISTASATWINDSOR HILLSTOWNHOMES HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,isthePlaintiff, andANKURSHAHandUNKNOWNSPOUSEOF ANKURSHAH,arethe Defendants,theOsceola CountyClerkoftheCourtwill selltothehighestandbest bidderforcash,atthe OsceolaCoun tyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600Room#2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741,beginningat11:00oclockA.M.on the15thdayofMAY,2018 thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidSummaryFinalJudgmentofForeclosureandAwardofAttorneysFeesandCosts,to-wit: P ropertyAddress: 2575ManeshawLane, Kissimmee,Florida34747 PropertyDescription: Lot4,Building16,WINDSORHILLSPHASEFOUR, accordingtothemapor platthereof,asrecorded in 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 heari ngimpairedcall(800) 955-8771;ifyouarevoice impaired,call(800)9558770. 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: email@example.com AttorneysforPlaintiff Apri l7,14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-002207MF SPECIALIZEDLOAN SERVICINGLLC, Plaintiff, vs. MIRIAML.EDWARDS, A/K/AMIRIAMLENORA EDWARDS,A/K/AMIRIAM EDWARDS,etal. Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated March28,2018,andentered in2017-CA-002207MFof theCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuitinand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinSPECIALIZED LOANSERVICINGLLC,is thePlaintiff,andMIRIAML. EDWARDS,A/K/AMIRIAM LENORAEDWARDS,A/K/A MIRIAMEDWARDS;UNKNOWNSPOUSEOFMIRIAML.EDWARDS,A/K/A MIRIAMLENORAEDWARDS,A/K/AMIRIAMEDWARDS;FLORIDAHOUSINGFINANCECORPORATION;ASSOCIATIONOF POIN CIANAVILLAGES, INC.;POINCIANAVILLAGE ONEASSOCIATION,INC., aretheDefendant(s).ArmandoRamirez,astheClerk oftheCircuitCourt,willsell tothehighestandbestbidderforcashatSuite2600/ Room#2602,2Courthouse Square,Kissimmee,FL 34741,at11:00A.M.,on MAY15,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT2,BLOCK1653,POINCIANA,NEIGHBORHOOD3 SOUTH,VILLAGE1,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFRECORDEDIN PLA TBOOK3,PAGES53 THROUGH58,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA P ropertyAddress: 12SFLAGDRIVE, KISSIMMEE,FL34759 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT: Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDthis10thdayofApril 2018. R OBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org By:/s/ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: email@example.com 17-043076-MoP April14,21,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n Case#:2017-CA-002207MF SPECIALIZEDLOAN SERVICINGLLC, Plaintiff, vs. MIRIAML.EDWARDS A/K/AMIRIAMLENORA EDWARDS,A/K/AMIRIAM EDWARDS,etal. Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated March28,2018,andentered in2017-CA-002207MFof theCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuitinand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinSPECIALIZED LOANSERVICINGLLC,is thePlaintiff,andMIRIAML. EDWARDS,A/K/AMIRIAM LENORAEDWARDS,A/K/A MIRIAMEDWARDS;UNKNOWNSPOUSEOFMIRIAML.EDWARDS,A/K/A MIRIAMLENORAEDWARDS,A/K/AMIRIAMEDWARDS;FLORIDAHOUSINGFINANCECORPORATION;ASSOCIATIONOF POIN CIANAVILLAGES, INC.;POINCIANAVILLAGE ONEASSOCIATION,INC., aretheDefendant(s).ArmandoRamirez,astheClerk oftheCircuitCourt,willsell tothehighestandbestbidderforcashatSuite2600/ Room#2602,2Courthouse Square,Kissimmee,FL 34741,at11:00A.M.,on MAY15,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT2,BLOCK1653,POINCIANA,NEIGHBORHOOD3 SOUTH,VILLAGE1,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFRECORDEDIN PLA TBOOK3,PAGES53 THROUGH58,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA P ropertyAddress: 12SFLAGDRIVE, KISSIMMEE,FL34759 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT: Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDthis10thdayofApril 2018. R OBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org By:/s/ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: email@example.com 17-043076-MoP April14,21,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2009-CA-010290 THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,TRUSTEE FORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSCWABS,INC., ASSET-BACKEDCERTIFICATES,SERIES2006-BC5, Plaintiff, vs. LUISF.CASTILLO;et.al., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatsalewillbemadepursuanttoanOrderResetting SaleenteredonMarch6, 2018,inCivilCaseNo.2 009CA-010290,oftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida,wherein, THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,TRUSTEE FORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSCWABS,INC., ASSET-BACKEDCERTIFICATES,SERIES2006-BC5, isthePlaintiff,andLUISF CASTILLO;HELEN FIGUEROA;CYPRESSRESERVEATFLORARIDGE HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC;MORTGAGE ELECTRONICREGISTRATIONSYSTEMS,INC.,AS NOMINEEFORMORTGAGELENDERSNETW ORKUSA,INC.;ANYAND ALLUNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBY,THROUGH, UNDERANDAGAINSTTHE HEREINNAMEDINDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S)WHO ARENOTKNOWNTOBE DEADORALIVE,WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWN PARTIESMAYCLAIMAN INTERESTASSPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,OROTHER CLAIMANTSareDefendants. T heClerkoftheCourt, ArmandoRamirez,willsellto thehighestbidderforcashin Suite2600/Room2602of theOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,FL34741on MA Y8,2018at11:00A.M., ESTthefollowingdescribed realpropertyassetforthin saidFinalJudgment,towit: LOT225,CYPRESSRESERVEPHASE2,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK16,PAGES 175THROUGH177,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. I MPORTANT Ifyouareape rsonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethesched uledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711toreachthe TelecommunicationsRelay Service. DATEDonthis9thdayof April2018. A LDRIDGE|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: ServiceMail@aldridgepite.co m 1092-2050 April14,21,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE FELDWRECKERSERVICEgivesNoticeofForeclosureofLienandintentto sellthesevehiclesonthefollowingdatesat8:00a.m. APRIL29,2018,at907 GardenStreet,Kissimmee FL34744-1405,pursuantto subsection713.78ofth e FloridaStatutes. FELDWRECKERSERVICEreservestherightto acceptorrejectanyand/orall bids. 1)1997SATURN VIN:1G8ZK5273VZ156281 April14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE On05/04/2018at09:0 0 A.M.,anauctionwilltake placeat3501PugmillRoad Kissimmee,Fl34744. Thevehicleswhichwillbe auctionedinclude: 1)2000HONDA VIN:1HGCG5664YA061845 April14,2018
Page 22 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,IINAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivision CaseNo.:2013-CA-000309 GREENTREE SERVICING,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. NANNETTEFORTIN,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated April23,2015,andenteredin 2013-CA-000309oftheCircuitCourtoftheNINTHJudicialCircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida,wherein GREENTREESERVICING, LLC,isthePlaintiff,and NANNETTEFORTIN,arethe Defendant(s).Armando Ramirez,astheClerkofthe CircuitCourt,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashatSuite2600/Room# 2602,2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,FL34741,at 11:00A.M.,onMAY01, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgment,to wit: LOT3AND4,BLOCK47, TOWNOFST.CLOUD,ACCORDINGTOPLAT THEREOFRECORDEDIN PLATBOOKB,PAGES33 AND34,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA C OUNTY,FLORIDA. P ropertyAddress: 604FLORIDAAVE, STCLOUD,FL34769 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT: Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDthis11thdayofApril 2018. R OBERTSON,ANSCH UTZ &S CHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org By: /s/ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: email@example.com 17-076882-MoP April14,21,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORID A PROBATEDIVISIO N CASENO.2018-CP-10 4 INRE:THEESTATEOF EVELYNG.ZIEMER, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS (SummaryAdministration) TOALLPERSONSHAVING CLAIMSORDEMAND S AGAINSTTHEABOV E ESTATE: Youareherebynotifiedthat anOrderofSummaryAdministrationhasbeenenteredin theEstateof EVELYNG ZIEMER ,deceased,Case Number:2018-CP-104,by theCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision;theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,Florida34741 ; thattheDecedentsdateof deathwasJuly6,2017;that thetotalvalueoftheestateis $0.00,thatthenamesan d addressesofthosetowhom ithasbeenassignedbysuch orderare:PatriciaD Roberts,349LakeDr.,Ft WaltonBch,FL32548,and WilliamG.Ziemer,1915 ParadiseDr.,Kissimmee,FL 34741. ALLINTERESTEDPER SONSARENOTIFIED THAT: Allcreditorsoftheestateof thedecedentandperson s havingclaimsordemands againsttheestateofthedecedentotherthanthosefor whomprovisionforpayment wasmadeintheOrderof SummaryAdministration mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHINTHETIME PERIODSSETFORTHIN SECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE ALLCLAIMSANDDE MANDSNOTSOFILE D WILLBEFOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGANY OTHERAPPLICABLETIME PERIOD,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. ThedateofthefirstpublicationofthisNoticeis:April7 2018. /s/PatriciaD.Roberts PatriciaD.Roberts Petitione r LISAJOSPENCER FloridaBarNo.0002925 firstname.lastname@example.org 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-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 FileNo.2018-CP-000183PR INRE:ESTATEOF FREDAO.BARNES, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateofFREDAO. BARNES,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasSeptember12,2017,ispendingin theCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis: 2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,Florida34741. Thenamesandaddressesof thePersonalRepresenta tive andthePersonalRepresentativesattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF THREE(3)MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFTHISNOTICE ONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons hav ingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis CourtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINSECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. ThedateoffirstPublication ofthisnoticeis:April14, 2018 P ersonalRepresentative: /s/MaryLouBarnes MARYLOUBARNES 2820EastLakeRoad Kissimmee,FL34744 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/AddisonEWalker ADDISONE.WALKER,Esq. FloridaBar#185047 4313NeptuneRoad St.Cloud,FL34769 Telephone:(407)892-2525 Fax#:(407)892-5536 EM: email@example.com April14,21,2018 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 highestandbestbidder the 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 34741 beginning 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.Pleasecontact: ADACoordina tor,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 Can diceJ.Hart,Esquire f/k/aCandiceJ.Gundel,Esq. FloridaBar:No.071895 Primary: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary: Service@BLawGroup.com BUSINESSLAWGROUP, P.A.,301W.PlattStreet,# 375,Tampa,FL33606 Telephone:(813)379-3804 Facsimile:(813)221-7909 April7,14,2018 NOTICEOF SHERIFFSSALE LIVESTOCKF.S.588.17 TOWHOMITMAY CONCERN: YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatI,RussellGibson Sheriff,willofferforsaleand sellatpublicsaletoth e highestandbestbidderfor cashinhandthefollowing describedlivestock: TWO(2)BLACKAND WHITEANGUSCOWS Atthehourof11:00A.M Oclockorassoonthereafter aspossibleonthe26thday ofAprilA.D.2018,atthe OsceolaCountyAnimalControlFacility,3910OldCanoe CreekRoad(formerly2280 KissimmeeParkRoad,St Cloud,Florida,34769,pursuanttoFloridaStatute588.17 Theproceedsfromthesale shallbeappliedfirsttocover thecostofsale,ifany.The Sheriffmaycharge$20.00 forconductingthesale $20.00forreportingthesale andthecostofadvertising notices.Secondly,theproceedsshallbepaidtothe OsceolaCountyBoardof CountyCommissionersfor thecostofcareandprovisionsprovidedfortheanimal bytheOsceolaCountyAnimalControlDepartment.The animalControlDepartment maychargeanimpoundfee of$25.00peranimaltaken intothefacility,and$18.00 perdayforcare,foodand shelterprovidedfortheanimalfromMarch6,2018.Any remainingproceedsfromthe CASHONLYsalesh allbe forwardedtotheownerofthe animal.Intheeventtheownerisunknown,anyremainingCASHONLYproceeds shallbeforwardedtothe Court. PursuanttoOsceolaCounty Ordinance99-23,Osceola Countyhastherighttoregulatetheconditionsunder whichanimalsaremaintained.Assuch,theplacementoftheabovelistedlivestockmustbeapprovedby theDirectorofAnimalControlpriortothereleaseof same. D ATE:April14,2018 RussellGibso n OsceolaCountySherif f By:___________ Lt.DanWei s DeputySheriff Inaccordancewiththe AmericanswithDisabilities Act,Personswithdisabilities needingaspecialaccommodationtoParticipateinthis proceedingshouldcontact theOsceolaCountySheriffs Officeat2601E.IrloBronsonMemHighway,Kissimmee,Florida,34744,Telephone(407)348-2222,not laterthansevendayspriorto theproceeding.IfHearingis impaired,(TDD)1-800-9558771orVoice(V)1-800-9556770,ViaFloridaRelayService. Apri l14,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-001923MF WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREYD.ANDREWS, etal., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated March20,2018,enteredin CaseNo.2017-CA-001923 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NinthJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinWellsFargoBank, N.A. ,isthePlaintiff,and JeffreyD.Andrews;Annette C.Andrews;TheEstanciaat TohoHomeownersAssociation,Inc.,aretheDefendants,thatArmandoR. Ramirez,OsceolaCounty ClerkofCourtwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashat,Suite2600/Room 2602,2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,FL34741,beginningat11:00A.M.onthe8th dayofMAY,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT61,ESTANCIA,ACCORDINGTOPLAT RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 15,PAGE(S)184AND185, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontac ttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. Datedonthis9thdayofApril 2018. B ROCK&SCOTT,PLLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 1501N.W.49thStreet, Suit e200, FortLauderdale,FL33309 Phone:(954)618-6955 ext.6177 Fax:(954)618-6954 FLCourtDocs@brockandscott.com By: /s/KatherineE.Tilka KatherineE.Tilka,Esquire FloridaBarNo.70879 FileNo.17-F02892 April14,21,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PROBATEDIVISIO N FileNo.2018-CP-000249PR Division:Probate. INRE:ESTATEOF OMERR.DESJARLAIS, A/K/AOMERROGER DESJARLAIS, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe EstateofOMERR.DESJARLAIS,a/k/aOMERROGER DESJARLAIS,deceased whosedateofdeathwas January10,2018,ispending intheCircuitCourtfor OsceolaCounty,Florida ProbateDivision,thead dressofwhichis:2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee Florida34741.Thenames andaddressesofthePersonalRepresentativeandthe PersonalRepresentativesattorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,onwhom acopyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeserved,mustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF THREE(3)MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFTHISNOT ICE ONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis CourtWITHIN3MONTHS 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:April14 2018. PersonalRepresentative : /s/PauletteBoitea u PauletteBoiteau 210SchoolmasterLane Dedham,Massachusett s 02026 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/LeeH.Massey LEEH.MASSEY AttorneyforPauletteBoiteau FloridaBarNo.36207 LEWISandMASSEY,P.A. 1021MassachusettsAvenue St.Cloud,Florida34769 Telephone:(407)892-5138 Fax#:(407)892-1534 E-Mail:email@example.com April14,21,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHENINTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. GENERALJURISDICTIONDIVISION CASENO.:2017-CA-001598 U.S.BANK,NATIONALASSOCIATIONASLEGALTITLE TRUSTEEFORTRUMAN2016SC6TITLETRUST, Plaintiff, vs. JOHNNYRIVERAANDMIRIAMRIVERA,ANDALLUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMINGBY,THROUGH,UNDERAND AGAINSTTHEABOVENAMEDDEFENDANTWHOAREUNKNOWNTOBEDEADORALIVEWHETHERSAIDUNKNOWNAREPERSONS,HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTESS, ORO THERCLAIMANTS;THEUNKNOWNSPOUSEOF JOHNNYRIVERA;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, UNDERORAGAINST ANAMEDDEFENDANTTOTHIS ACTION,ORHAVINGORCLAIMINGTOHAVEANYRIGHT, TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREIN D ESCRIBED, Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE PURSUANTTOCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoanOrderorSummaryFinalJudgmentofforeclosuredatedMarch29,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2017-CA-001598oftheCircuitCourtin andforOsceolaCounty,Florida,whereinU.S.BANK,NATIONALASSOCIATIONASLEGALTITLETRUSTEEFORTRUMAN2016SC6TITLETRUS T,isPlaintiff,andJOHNNY RIVERAANDMIRIAMRIVERAANDALLUNKNOWN 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/UNKNOWNTENANTANDTENANTIV/UNKNOWNTENANT,INPOSSESSIONOFTHESUBJECTPROPERTY;UNKNOWNTENANT NO.1;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.2;andALLUNKNOWN PARTIESCLAIMINGINTERESTSBY,THROUGH,UNDER ORAGAINSTANAMEDDEFENDANTTOTHISACTION,OR HAVINGORCLAIMINGTOHAVEANYRIGHT,TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREINDESCRIBED,arethe Defendants,ARMANDORAMREZ,ClerkoftheCircuitCourt, willselltothehighestandbestbidde rforcashOsceolaCounty Courthouse,2CourthouseSquare,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 OWNERASOFTHEDAT EOFTHELISPENDENSMUST FILEACLAIMWITHIN60DAYSAFTERTHESALE. I fyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Please contacttheADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,Osceola CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407)742-2417,atleast7daysbefore yourscheduledcourtappearance,or immediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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 allowingServicebyAlternateMeansontheDef endant StephenJ.Sanchez,namedinaSummonsandComplaint, TitletoRealEstateInvolved,nowpendingbeforethisHonorableCourt.M.R.Civ.P.4(g)(1).Plaintiffmovesforserviceto bemadeontheDefendantStephenJ.Sanchez,bypublishing acopyofthisOrderonceaweekforthree(3)successive weeksintheOsceolaNews-Gazettewhichisanewspaperof generalcirculationintheTownofKissimmeeandCountyof Osceola,Florida,aswellasintheSunJournal,anewspapero f generalcirculationintheTownofAuburnandtheCountyof Androscoggin,Maine. P laintiffsMotionisGRANTED. Thisisanactionfortheforeclosureofamortgageonreal propertyandmayaffectrealpropertyoftheDefendantlocated at1744HotelRoad,Auburn,ME04210-3621,anddescribedin suchMortgageDeedasrecordedinBook5947atPage256263intheAndroscogginCountyRegistryofDeeds,Auburn, Maine. Afterduediligence,PlaintiffWellsFargoBank,N.A.,hasbe en unabletomakepersonalserviceofPlaintiff'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 Kissimme eandCountyofOsceola,Florida,aswellasinthe SunJournal,anewspaperofgeneralcirculationintheTownof AuburnandtheCountyofAndroscoggin,Maineandbymailing acopyofthisOrderaspublishedtotheDefendantat1744 HotelRoad,Auburn,ME04210-3621,thelastknownaddress ofDefendantStephenJ.Sanchez.Thismethodandmannerof serviceisreasonablycalculatedtoprovideactualnoticeofthe pendencyoftheactiontodefendantStephenJ.Sanchez. ITISFURTHE RORDERED thattheDefendantStephenJ. 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 publicat ionofthisOrder. 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 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING RESOLUTIONNO.2018-085R NoticeisherebygiventhattheCityCounciloftheCityofSt. Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonApril26,2018,in theirChamberatCityHall,13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida at6:30p.m.,willconsidertheenactmentofResolutionNo. 2018-085Rentitled: ARESOLUTIONOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOF ST.CLOUD,FLORIDAAMENDINGRESOLUTIONNUMBER 2017-167RWHICHADOPTEDTHE2017/2018BUDGETFOR THECITYOFST.CLOU D,FINDINGTHECITYMANAGER HASCERTIFIEDTHEREAREPRIORYEARFUNDBALANCESANDORREVENUESAVAILABLEINTHE2017/2018 BUDGETFORADDITIONALPROJECTSANDPROGRAMS INVARIOUSFUNDSNOTINCLUDEDINTHEORIGINAL 2017/2018BUDGET,REQUIRINGTHEBUDGETTOBEINCREASEDTOINCLUDESAIDADDITIONALFUNDINGIN THEVARIOUSFUNDSANDMAKINGSUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONSWITHINTHEFUNDS. Interestedpartiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhichtimethis RESOLUTIONistobeconsidere dandshallbeheardwithrespecttotheproposedRESOLUTIONatthePublicHearing thereon.ThisRESOLUTION,initsentiretycanbereviewedat t heCityClerk'sofficebetweenthehoursof8:00a.m.and11:00 a.m.andbetween2:00p.m.and5:00p.m.Mondaythrough Friday. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCommittee/Board,withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuch hearing/meeting,suchpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsandthat,forthispu rpose,suchpersonmayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhich theappealistobebased,andwhichrecordisnotprovidedby theCityofSt.Cloud.(FS286.0105) InaccordancewiththeAmericansWithdisabilitiesAct,personsneedingassistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceedingsshouldcontacttheSecretary/ClerkoftheCommittee/ Board(listedbelow),priortothemeeting.(FS 286.26) L indaP.Jaworski CityClerk CityofSt.Cloud 13009thStreet St.Cloud,Florida34769 Telephone:407-957-7300 April14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING ORDINANCENO.2018-31 NoticeisherebygiventhattheCityCounciloftheCityofSt. Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonApril26,2018,in theirChamberatCityHall,13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida at6:30p.m.,willconsidertheadoptionofOrdinanceNo.201831entitled: ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOF ST.CLOUDAMENDINGARTICLEIII,ZONINGREGULATION,DIVISION20SUPPLEMENTALDISTRICTREGULATIONS,SECTION3.20.1 6TEMPORARYSTORAGE, OFFICETRAILERS,ANDCONSTRUCTIONTRAILERS, SUBSECTIONA.4SALESOFFICESINRESIDENTALSUBDIVISIONSORPLANNEDUNITDEVELOPMENTSAND SECTION3.20.22MODELCENTERS,SUBSECTIONJOF THELANDDEVELOPMENTCODE;REMOVINGSECTION 3.20.16.A.4.C;PROVIDINGTHATPARKINGISNOTREQUIREDFORMODELSHOMESWHENASALESCENTER ISCONSTRUCTEDCONCURRENTLY;PROVIDINGFOR SEVERABILITY,CONFLICT,CODIFICATIONANDEFFECTIVEDATE. Interestedpar tiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhichtimethis ORDINANCEistobeconsideredandshallbeheardwith respecttotheproposedORDINANCEatthePublicHearing thereon.ThisORDINANCEinitsentiretycanbereviewedat t heCityClerk'sofficebetweenthehoursof8:00a.m.and11:00 a.m.andbetween2:00p.m.and5:00p.m.Mondaythrough Friday. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCommittee/Board,withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuch hearing/meeting ,suchpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsandthat,forthispurpose,suchpersonmayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhich theappealistobebased,andwhichrecordisnotprovidedby theCityofSt.Cloud.(FS286.0105) InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,personsneedingassistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceedingsshouldcontacttheSecretary/ ClerkoftheCommittee/ Board(listedbelow),priortothemeeting.(FS286.26) L indaP.Jaworski,CityClerk 13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida34769 Telephone:407-957-7300 April14,2018 NOTICEOFSALEOFMOTORVEHICLE PursuanttoFloridaStatute713.585,Mid-FloridaLienAndTitle Service,LLC.willsellatpublicsaleforcashthefollowing describedvehicle(s)locatedatlienor'splacetosatisfyaclaim oflien.2011DODGVIN:1D4PT4GK1BW576137.LienAmt: $3725.25.Lienor/ROSSYAUTOSERVICE3024MICHIGAN AVE.,KISSIMMEE,FL407-749-6454.1990NISSVIN: JN1HS36P9LW100086.LienAmt:$_800.00.Lienor/ST. CLOUDAUTOSALVAGE,INC.,5285EIRLOBRONS ON MEMORIALHWYSAINTCLOUD,FL407-892-7500.2010 FORDVIN:1FTKR1AD6APA37052.LienAmt:$702.50.2004 MAZDVIN:1YVFP84D345N50457.LienAmt:$5031.20Lienor/ AAMCOTRANSMISSIONOFKISSIMMEE,101EASTVINE ST,KISSIMMEE,FL407-846-3777.2008PONTVIN: 1G2ZG57N884108215.LienAmt:$750.00.2003MITSUBISHI VIN:4A3AC74H83E142119.LienAmt:$770.00.Lienor/ ANGELINOAUTO-TRUCKREPAIR1300GARDENST., KISSIMMEE,FL407-935-0091.2008NISSVIN: 1N4AL21EX8N411 248.LienAmt:$4440.00.Lienor/CVAUTO BODYREPAIRLLC105W.JACKSONST,KISSIMMEE,FL 407-223-7904. SaleDate: April30,2018,10:00A.M.,AtMid FloridaLien&TitleServiceLLC.3001AlomaAve.,Winter Park,FL32792.Saidvehicle(s)mayberedeemedbysatisfyingthelienpriortosaledate.Youhavetherighttoahearingat anytimepriortosaledatebyfilingademandforhearinginthe circuitcourt.Ownerhastherighttorecoverpossessionof v ehiclebypostingabondin accordancew ithF.S.559.917.Any proceedsinexcessoftheamountofthelienwillbedeposited withtheClerkofCircuitCourtinthecountywherethevehicleis held. April14,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING ORDINANCENO.2018-27 NoticeisherebygiventhattheCityCounciloftheCityofSt. Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonApril26,2018,in theirChamberatCityHall,13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida at6:30p.m.,willconsidertheadoptionofOrdinanceNo.201827entitled: ANORDINANCEOFTHECITYCOUNCILOFTHECITYOF ST.CLOUDAMENDINGARTICLEIII,ZONINGREGULATION,DIVISION26NON-RESIDENTIALARCHITECTURALSTANDARDSOFTHELAN DDEVELOPMENTCODE; ESTABLISHINGARCHITECTURALDESIGNSTANDARDS FORNON-RESIDENTIALZONINGDISTRICTS;PROVIDING FORSEVERABILITY,CONFLICT,CODIFICATIONAND EFFECTIVEDATE. Interestedpartiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhichtimethis ORDINANCEistobeconsideredandshallbeheardwithrespecttotheproposedORDINANCEatthePublicHearing thereon.ThisORDINANCEinitsentiretycanbereviewedat t heCityClerk'sofficebetweenthehoursof8:00a.m.and11:0 0 a.m.andbetween2:00p.m.and5:00p.m.Mondaythrough Friday. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCommittee/Board,withrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuch hearing/meeting,suchpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsandthat,forthispurpose,suchpersonmayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhich theappealistobebased,andwhichrecordisnotprovided by theCityofSt.Cloud.(FS286.0105) InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesAct,personsneedingassistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceedingsshouldcontacttheSecretary/ClerkoftheCommittee/ Board(listedbelow),priortothemeeting.(FS286.26) L indaP.Jaworski,CityClerk 13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida34769 Telephone:407-957-7300 April14,2018
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Page 24 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, April 14, 2018 The Rotary Club of St. Cloud hosted the 35th annual St. Cloud Rotary Spring Fling at St. Clouds lakefront April 6-8. Visitors enjoyed carnival rides, live music Friday and Saturday night, over 60 Vendors selling food, fresh produce and arts and crafts. There was a Gatorland exhibit featuring up close visits with Burt the alligator, a mechanical bull, craft beer tasting, a beach volleyball tournament, cardboard boat races, a bass fishing tournament and much more. Top right: Ashlee Wells and son, Ariston, on the big slide where other carnival rides await. Second row: Brian Capo with the St. Cloud Rotary works at the grill along with Kerri Larisa getting burgers out to the crowds. Christophe Karandreas rides Firecracker the mechanical bull. Third row: Emanuel Pardo and Bryson Stiner with Cub Scout Pack 9, capsize during the cardboard boat races. Competetors in the cardboard boat races included from left, members from Boy Scout Troop 192, Harmony High School, and Cub Scout Pack 9. Right: Dave Mahon from Englewood, took the lead in the first flight of boaters participating in the bass tournament with his catch weighing in at 10.23 pounds. News-Gazette Photos by Martin Maddock ST. CLOUD ROTARYS SPRING FLING
Saturday, April 14, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E1 Section E April 14, 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 13, 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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Saturday, April 14, 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) President Donald Trump has put off a nal decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweet ing earlier that they could happen "very soon or not so soon at all." The White House said he would con sult further with allies. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that such an attack could spin out of control, suggesting caution in advance of a decision on how to respond to an at tack against civilians last weekend that U.S. ofcials are increasingly certain involved the use of banned chemical weapons. British ofcials said up to 75 peo ple were killed. The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a brief statement after Trump met with Mattis and other members of his National Secu rity Council: "No nal deci sion has been made. We are continuing to assess intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our part ners and allies." Trump spoke Thursday with British Prime Minister Theresa May, and the White House said afterward they continued their discus sion the need for a joint re sponse. The White House also conrmed that Trump had spoken with French President Emmanuel Ma cron. Although Mattis noted the risks of military action, he emphasized that Syria's use of chemical weapons should not be tolerated. And he insisted it remains U.S. policy not to be involved directly in Syria's civil war. "Our strategy remains the same as a year ago," he said. "It is to drive this to a U.N.-brokered peace but, at the same time, keep our foot on the neck of ISIS until we suffocate it," referring to the Islamic State extremist group. Mattis' remarks at a House Armed Services Committee hearing followed a series of Trump tweets this week that ini tially indicated he was committed to bombing Syria but later suggested he was awaiting further advice and assessment. Trump wrote in a Thursday morning tweet that an attack could happen "very soon or not so soon at all." Later Thursday he was noncommittal. "We're looking very, very seriously, very closely at the whole situation," he told reporters. Mattis said options would be discussed with Trump at a meeting of his National Security Council on Thursday afternoon. That meant airstrikes, possibly in tan dem with France and other allies that have expressed outrage at the alleged Syr ian chemical attack, could be launched within hours of a presidential decision. The U.S., France and Britain have been in ex tensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week, U.S. ofcials have said. A joint military opera tion, possibly with France rather than the U.S. in the lead, could send a message of international unity about enforcing the prohibitions on chemical weapons. Macron said Thurs day that France has proof the Syrian government launched chlorine gas at tacks and said France would not tolerate "regimes that think everything is permit ted." After May met with her Cabinet, a spokesperson is sued a statement saying it is highly likely that Syria's President Bashar Assad was responsible for Saturday's attack that killed dozens outside Damascus. The Cabinet agreed on the need to "take action" to deter fur ther chemical weapons use by Assad, but added that May would continue to consult with allies to coordinate an international response. Mattis said that although the United States has no hard proof, he believes the Syrian government is re sponsible for Saturday's at tack. Initial reports indicat ed the use of chlorine gas, possibly in addition to the nerve agent Sarin. Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told NBC News on Thursday the administration has "enough proof" of the chemical attack but is still considering its response. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemi cal Weapons, based in the Netherlands, announced it would send a fact-nding team to the site of the attack outside Damascus, and it was due to arrive Saturday. It was not clear whether the presence of the investigators could affect the timing of any U.S. military action. At the House hearing, Democrats grilled Mattis on the wisdom and legality of Trump ordering an attack on Syria without explicit authorization from Congress. Mattis argued it would be justied as an act of self-defense, with 2,000 U.S. ground troops in Syria; he insisted he could not talk about military plans because an attack "is not yet in the ofng." Mattis said he personally believes Syria is guilty of an "inexcusable" use of chemi cal weapons, while noting that the international factnding team would likely fall short of determining who was responsible. Asked about the risks of U.S. military retaliation, Mattis cited two concerns, starting with avoiding civil ian casualties. "On a strategic level, it's how do we keep this from escalating out of control, if you get my drift on that," he said. Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he sees no legal justication for a U.S. strike in Syria, absent explicit authorization by Congress. More broadly, he doubted the wisdom of bombing. "Until we have a more long-term strategy, until we have some idea where we're going in Syria and the Mid dle East, it seems unwise, to me, to start launching missiles," said Smith, D-Wash. "We need to know where that's going, what the pur pose of it is before we take that act." At stake in Syria is the potential for confrontation, if not outright conict, be tween the U.S. and Rus sia, former Cold War foes whose relations have deteriorated in recent years over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. Russian lawmakers have warned the United States that Moscow would view an airstrike on Syria as a war crime and that it could trigger a direct U.S-Russian military clash. Russia's am bassador to Lebanon said any missiles red at Syria would be shot down and the launching sites targeted a stark warning of a poten tial major confrontation. At the House hearing, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, DHawaii, disputed Trump's legal authority to act without congressional authority and suggested a U.S. strike would lead to war with Russia. "I'm not ready to speculate that that would hap pen," Mattis said. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsFriday, April 13, 2018 EEE-3 APDefense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, testify on the FY2019 budget during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Washington.Trump talks with allies as he weighs Syria strike decision Pence to press hard line on Venezuela, promote US tradeWASHINGTON (AP) Filling in for his boss, Vice President Mike Pence in tends to promote the U.S. as a steady trading partner and press Latin American partners to further isolate Ven ezuela during his weekend trip to Peru. Pence was departing for the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, on Friday, subbing for President Donald Trump after the president pulled out of his rst planned visit to Latin America to manage the U.S. response to an apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria. In meetings with Latin American leaders, the vice president will promote good governance and democratic institutions and urge allies to maintain pressure on Ven ezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The U.S. has sanc tioned Maduro and dozens of top ofcials, accusing the country of human rights abuses and sliding into a dic tatorship. With the White House's encouragement, Maduro has been barred from the summit over his plans to hold a presidential election that the opposition is boycotting and many foreign governments consider a sham. Shortly af ter arriving in Lima, Pence plans to meet with Venezuelan opposition leaders. The Trump administration is considering imposing an oil embargo on the OPEC nation, while Panama recent ly said it would pursue sanc tions of its own the rst Latin American nation do so by blacklisting dozens of Venezuelan ofcials from doing business in the Central American country. Ana Quintana, a senior policy analyst on Latin America and the Western Hemisphere for the Heri tage Foundation, said Pence would seek to "continue the momentum" of U.S. policy on Venezuela. She said the "vast majority of the region's democratic leaders have been so united on addressing the crisis." Pence will also aim to counter China's attempt to exert more economic inu ence in the Americas at a time when the Trump admin istration has been embroiled in a trade dispute with the Chinese. White House of cials said the vice president would emphasize the U.S. as the "partner of choice" in Latin American trade, noting that nearly half of the U.S. trade agreements are based in the Western Hemisphere. Yet the timing of the trade pitch will be delicate. Pence will land in Peru shortly after Trump signaled his interest in possibly rejoining nego tiations in the Trans-Pacic Partnership, the Pacic Rim trade pact he frequently blasted during the 2016 cam paign, injecting a dose of un certainty among U.S. trading partners. Richard Feinberg, a senior fellow in the Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institution, said it would be difcult for the U.S. to make case to become the "pref erential trading partner" as Trump seeks to upend trade agreements. "If it means reliable, pre dictable, Trump is the op posite," Feinberg said. "If preferred means lowering trade barriers, Trump is the opposite of that, he's talking about higher trade barriers and tariffs," he said. Trump, meanwhile, has long assailed impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on U.S. workers and has insisted on a new round of negotiations be tween the U.S., Canada and Mexico on NAFTA. Pence is planning to meet in Lima with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but the White House said no meet ings were scheduled with members of the Mexican delegation. The U.S. president has been pushing a tougher line on immigration and seeking stronger protections along the U.S.-Mexican border in recent weeks. The presi dent's recent tweets called on Mexico to halt "caravans" of migrants, many from Honduras, a message that Pence may be asked about in his discussions. The vice president will be sitting down with several Latin American leaders, in cluding Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, Colom bian President Juan Manuel Santos, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra and President Mauricio Macri of Ar gentina. Pence is also expected to hold a multi-lateral meeting with a group of Caribbean leaders representing Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana and St. Lucia. The vice president's dele gation is expected to include the president's daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Trump se nior adviser Jared Kushner, along with several other se nior U.S. ofcials.
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 OCALA, Fla. (AP) In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driv er's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drivethru of a Taco Bell in a vid eo that's been viewed more than 8 million times online. The piece, produced by Google, captured the poten tial of autonomous-car technology to change the lives of the visually impaired. "It was my rst time be hind the steering wheel in seven years and was ab solutely amazing," Mahan said. Self-driving-car advocates say that in addition to helping the disabled, the ve hicles will allow people to do other tasks while driving and make roadways safer by removing human error. But six years after Google's viral video, national advocates for the es timated 1.3 million legally blind people in the U.S. are worried the industry is not factoring their needs into the design of the new tech nology, a mistake they say will make the cars more ex pensive and harder for them to access. "Although we have been held up as obvious ben eciaries of the technology in conversations and pre sentations, this will have just been exploitation if the systems are not accessible," said Anil Lewis, executive director of the National Federation of the Blind's Jernigan Institute. "How about instead of Taco Bell, we demonstrate a blind person independently operating an autonomous vehicle, dropping off his/ her kids at school on the way to work, and maybe stopping by a Starbucks on the way?" The concerns are fueling new research outside the auto industry to develop data and software meant to help ensure the needs of the blind are met when autonomous cars become commonplace. In a University of Florida study, blind people are us ing experimental software that could be easily installed in cars and peoples' phones. On a recent sunny winter day in central Florida, Sha ron Van Etten eased into the backseat of an SUV and be gan speaking to a computer screen in front of her. "Where do you want to go?" the computer's voice responded. Van Etten, who is legally blind, said "Kmart," and off the car sped, the computer's voice intoning, "Central Christian Church on the left" and other landmarks as they coasted down the street. When the driver pulled the car up to the store, the voice told Van Etten which side to exit from and mentioned some of the obstacles she'd face between the car and the store entrance. University of Florida researcher Julian Brinkley de veloped the program, which he has named "Atlas." Us ing data he collects from us ers like Van Etten and oth ers through collaboration with the Florida Center for the Blind in Ocala, he's g uring out the specic needs blind people have using self-driving cars, and using his software to solve prob lems. "If I'm a visually impaired person and I don't have the ability to verify visually that I'm at the appropriate location, how do I know that it's not dropping me off in a eld somewhere?" Brinkley said. "In the case of autonomous cars, hope fully accessibility will be moved to the forefront by some of the research." Brinkley doesn't have access to a self-driving ve hicle so instead uses a pro cess developed by Stanford University researchers in a specially congured con ventional vehicle. Partici pants interact with vehiclecontrol software in what appears to be a self-driving vehicle, and the vehicle's driver, hidden behind a partition, uses instructions from the software to drive to the right place. Participants don't know that a human driver is at the controls. Researchers at the Mas sachusetts Institute of Tech nology, Texas A&M Uni versity and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory also are working on accessibil ity issues for driverless ve hicles for blind and other people with disabilities. At Waymo, Google's selfdriving-car company that started nearly a decade ago, ofcials say visually im paired employees contribute to design and research. While no specic system for blind riders has been completed, the company says it's developing a mobile app, Braille labels and audio cues. Spokespeople for Gener al Motors Cruise AV group, Nissan North America Inc. and Toyota Research Insti tute all said the companies are committed to accessibil ity in general but offered no further comment. Mahan, the man famous for the YouTube video who still consults with Waymo, said he's cautiously opti mistic. "Autonomous vehicles aren't being designed for blind people; we're one of the beneciaries of the technology," the 65-yearold said from his San Jose, California, home. "They're working on it. I don't push. They expose me to what they're working on, and so I'm patiently waiting." Autonomous-car industry analysts say the needs of disabled people are being discussed as designers gure out how users will interface with the cars, but there are many competing demands. "They're trying to gure out what way to interface with these vehicles for rid ers, and to build a sense of trust about what the ve hicles are doing," said Sam Abuelsamid, an analyst with Navigant Research in Detroit. "But right now, I don't know if anyone has all the answers." In the meantime, advo cates for the blind have turned to Florida's Brinkley and other researchers to push development forward. Back in Ocala, Cinzhasha Farmer giggled nervously as the Atlas voice spoke to her. The 41-year-old was eager to participate in Brin kley's study so she can one day drive without relying on others. "It's one of my goals, and I don't know how I'll ever accomplish it but that car may do it," she said with a smile. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Friday, April 13, 2018 APIn this photo taken Wednesday, March 7, 2018, shows Sharon Van Etten, listening to a computerized voice in a vehicle equipped with software meant to help the visually impaired interact with self-driving cars in Ocala, Fla. Six years after a video went viral of a blind man going through a drive thru in a self-driving car, advocates for visually impaired people worry the industry is leaving them behind as they develop the cars of the future. So prominent groups are turning to university researchers like Brinkley to help build systems that will unlock the potential of autonomous cars for the blind. Driverless cars give hope to blind are automakers onboard? Thousands of Kentucky teachers rally for education fundingFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Thousands of Kentucky teachers hoisted signs and chanted "we love our children" on Friday as they called on legislators to reject the Republican governor's vetoes and restore increases in education spending. Classes were canceled around Kentucky as teach ers descended on the Capitol, wearing red T-shirts and car rying signs that said "I love my public school." The rally took on a festival-like atmo sphere as teachers sat in lawn chairs or sprawled out on blankets. Crosby Stills, Nash and Young's hit "Teach Your Children" bellowed out of loud speakers before speech es began. "I don't want to be out of my classroom. I want to be in my classroom instructing future citizens but I'm afraid that spending at the state lev el is getting worse and worse and we need those dollars for a 21st century education," said Stephanie Ikanovic, who has been a teacher for 21 years. Schools closed in Louisville, Lexington and more than 30 other districts to ac commodate all the workers wanting to attend the rally in Frankfort. Other districts sent delegations but planned to keep classes open. Lawmakers will convene Friday to consider the gov ernor's vetoes, and the votes in the Republican-controlled Legislature are expected to be close. Kentucky police said they might limit the number of teachers inside the state Capitol for safety reasons. The unrest comes amid teacher protests in Oklahoma and Arizona over low funding and teacher pay. The demonstrations were inspired by West Virginia teachers, whose nine-day walkout after many years without raises led to a 5 percent pay hike. Kentucky teachers haven't asked for a raise and they are instead focused on overall funding. Middle school science teacher Leslie Atkins said several students came to her Thursday and asked if she was attending the rally "for us." "And they always said, 'for us' even the kids un derstand that we're not here for teachers, we're here for them," she said. Earlier this month, thousands lled the Kentucky Capitol to oppose pension changes. They lost the pen sions battle, but lawmakers responded with a budget plan that included recordhigh classroom spending. The Legislature also restored school transportation funding and health insurance for teachers who retired after 2010 but don't yet qualify for Medicare. Lawmakers approved a $480 million tax increase to pay for it, including a 6 percent sales tax on services such as auto and home re pairs. But Gov. Matt Bevin vetoed the budget and rev enue bills, saying the tax increase wouldn't cover the spending and would instead lead to at least a $50 million shortfall over the next two years. In Arizona, after weeks of teacher protests and walkout threats across the state, Gov. Doug Ducey promised a net 20 percent raise by 2020. In Oklahoma, teachers ended two weeks of walkouts on Thursday, shifting their focus to electing pro-educa tion candidates in Novem ber. Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation raising teacher salaries by about $6,100 and providing millions in new education funding, but many say schools need more money. Kentucky's lawmakers have struggled with the complexities of passing a twoyear state budget, searching for education funding and trying to x one of the coun try's worst-funded pension systems. The state is at least $41 billion short of what it needs to pay retirement benets over the next 30 years, straining state and local gov ernment nances. The Kentucky Education Association sharply criticized Bevin's vetoes in calling for Friday's "day of action." Bevin barked back, calling union leaders "absolute frauds" who had not been clear in what they wanted. Bevin further angered teachers by signing legisla tion altering pensions for teachers and other state em ployees. The changes pre serve benets for most work ers, but move new hires into a hybrid plan. Opponents worry this will discourage young people from becom ing teachers. The pension changes have already drawn a court challenge. If lawmakers let the vetoes stand, Bevin could call them back into special session to pass a budget. Without one, state government would par tially shut down when the new scal year starts on July 1.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E5 CITIZEN TRIBUNE WorldFriday, April 13, 2018 EEE-5 Russia says alleged chemical attack in Syria staged by UKMOSCOW (AP) The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend, a bold charge that comes amid Mos cow's stern warnings to the West against striking Syria. A day before a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog was to arrive in Douma, just east of Damascus, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said that images of victims of the purported attack were fakes staged with "Britain's direct involvement, without providing evidence. White Helmets rst-responder volunteer and ac tivists claimed an alleged chemical attack on April 7 by the Syrian government killed over 40 people in the town of Douma, the allegations that drew international outrage and prompted Washington and its allies to consider a military response. Moscow warned against any strikes and threatened to retaliate. Konashenkov released statements by medics from Douma's hospital, who said a group of people toting video cameras entered the hospi tal, shouting that its patients were struck with chemical weapons, dousing them with water and causing panic. The medics, however, said none of the patients had any symp toms of chemical poisoning, according to the statements. Konashenkov said that "powerful pressure from London was exerted on rep resentatives of the so-called White Helmets to quickly stage the premeditated provocation." He added that the Russian military has proof of British involvement, but didn't immediately present it. The accusations followed an earlier statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who said that "intelligence agencies of a state that is now striving to spearhead a Russo-phobic campaign were involved in that fabrica tion." He didn't elaborate or name the state. Lavrov said Russian experts have already inspected the site of the alleged attack and found no trace of chemical weapons, adding without elaboration that Moscow has "irrefutable information that it was another fabrication." As fears of a Russia confrontation with Western powers mount, French President Emmanuel Macron ex pressed his "deep concerns" over the situation in Syria in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to a statement by the French presidency, Macron called for dialogue between France and Russia to "continue and intensify" to bring peace and stability to Syria. The Kremlin read out said that Putin warned against rushing to blame the Syrian government before conducting a "thorough and objective probe." The Russian leader warned against "ill-considered and dangerous actions ... that would have consequences beyond conjecture." Putin and Macron instructed their foreign and defense ministers to maintain close contact to "de-escalate the situation," the Kremlin said. Russian ofcials both from Moscow and speaking at the United Nations al leged quickly after Saturday's suspected attack that the im ages of the victims in Douma were fake. The Russian Foreign Min istry also said that following Syrian rebels' withdrawal from the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, stockpiles of chemical agents were found there. The ministry additionally pointed to previ ous alleged use of chemicals by the rebels in ghting with Syrian government troops. Speaking to reporters in Moscow, Lavrov reiterated a strong warning to the West against military action in Syria, saying any such "ad ventures" in Syria would in crease ows of refugees into Europe. "I hope no one would dare to launch such an adventure now," Lavrov said. In a refer ence to the U.S., he said that "it would only benet those who are protected by the ocean and expect to sit there and engage in continuous efforts to stir up the region in order to advance their geopo litical goals." Lavrov noted that Russian and U.S. militaries have a hotline to prevent incidents, adding that it's not clear if it would be sufcient amid mounting tensions. "We are open for those contacts, they help to under stand each other better," Lav rov said. Russia has been a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and has helped turn the tide of war in his favor since en tering the conict in September 2015. Syria's civil war, which began as a popular up rising against Assad, is now in its eighth year. A fact-nding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is expected to head to Douma, the site of the sus pected attack. Both the Rus sian military and the Syrian government said they would facilitate the mission and en sure the inspectors' security. Lavrov said Russia expects the OPCW team to quickly visit the site. The Russian military said its chemical ex perts visited Douma shortly after the alleged attack and found no trace of chemical agents in ground samples. It also said Russian ofcers found no patients with chemical attack symptoms at a local hospital, and no indi cation of any burials having taken place of the victims. On Thursday, Russia's military said Douma has been brought under full control of the Syrian government under a Russia-mediated deal that secured the evacuation of the rebels and thousands of civilians after it was recap tured by Syrian forces. The government, however, said evacuations from Douma were ongoing and no Syrian government forces had entered the town. Douma and the sprawl ing eastern Ghouta region near the capital, Damascus, had been under rebel control since 2012 and was a thorn in the side of Assad's government, threatening his seat of power with missiles and potential advances for years. The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marked a major victory for Assad.Outrage in Sweden as 2 women pressured to leave Nobel groupSTOCKHOLM (AP) Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many in gender-neutral Sweden are upset that two highly respected women are being forced out of top positions, effectively paying the price for the alleged sexual misconduct of a man, JeanClaude Arnault, a major cul tural gure in Sweden. The departures came after a week of turmoil that has shredded the reputation of one of Sweden's most famous cultural institutions and prompted both the Swedish king and the Stockholmbased Nobel Foundation to demand that the group get its act together before it tarnishes the reputation of the Nobel prizes. "Feminist battles happen every day," wrote Swedish Culture Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke, who posted a picture of herself Friday in a white high-necked blouse with a knot like those worn by the ofcial, Sara Danius. Other Swedish women also posted blouse pictures as anger grew over Danius' depar ture, including Social Affairs Minister Annika Strandhall, actress Helena Bergstrom and fashion designer Camilla Thulin. Danius, a 56-year-old literature professor, resigned from the Swedish Academy on Thursday night after a contentious three-hour meeting. Shortly afterward, the academy announced that an other female member, poet and writer Katarina Frosten son, was "leaving." Members of the secretive academy are appointed for life and resignations are ex tremely rare. Frostenson is Arnault's wife, prompting some in Sweden to note that it is sexist to punish a wife for her hus band's alleged abuses. In a statement to Sweden's TT news agency, Danius said she had agreed to become the leader of the Swedish Acad emy "because I perceived a support for the ambition to cautiously but purposefully modernize the academy." "Caring for an inheritance must not mean arrogance and distance to society," added Danius, who joined the acad emy in 2013. "Ethics must be in the highest seat ... crimes and cheating must be reported to the law enforcement author ity," she said. "The academy should be a force that clearly acts against untimely power relations or women's degra dation." The prestigious academy has been in turmoil after the resignations last week of three men Klas Ostergren, Kjell Espmark and Peter Englund who quit after the 18-member academy voted not to remove Frostenson. Arnault was banned in De cember by the Swedish Academy from attending a Nobel banquet after the Swedish paper Dagens Nyheter published allegations from 18 women claiming to have been assaulted or raped by him. Arnault denies the alleged assaults, which reportedly occurred between 1996 and 2017. Swedish prosecutors said last month that an in vestigation into reported rape and sexual abuse by Arnault from 2013 to 2015 had been dropped, but a probe into other criminal acts would continue. Earlier this week, academy member Horace Engdahl, reportedly a friend of Ar nault's, lashed out at Danius in a scathing editorial where he accused her of being the worst permanent secretary ever. It seems Engdahl got his supporters to go against Danius and all those who backed her have now left the academy. Before the departures of Danius and Frostenson, seven of the academy's 18 members were women. On Wednesday, the Nobel Foundation sharply criticized the Swedish Academy, say ing it had damaged its own reputation and was threatening to tarnish the reputation of the Nobel Prize itself. Bah Kuhnke, the culture minister, said Friday she was following the crisis at the academy "with sorrow." "The conicts obscure the important work of this independent (cultural) institution," she said, vowing as culture minister that "I will do everything in my power to protect art and literature's freedom and position." Since a wave of allegations of sexual harassment and as sault against Hollywood mo gul Harvey Weinstein started last fall, men in many elds have faced allegations rang ing from inappropriate sexual behavior to rape. Sweden itself saw thousands of sexual misconduct allegations surfacing. "The aftermath of the au tumn's many calls from thou sands of women continues. Now it is enough, we refuse to go back," Bah Kuhnke said. The academy commissioned lawyers to investigate the ties between the Nobel body, its members and the cultural center led by Arnault. It announced Friday that the report is ready and said a press release on it will be sent out next week.Israeli flags burn, live rounds fired in Gaza border protestGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Thousands of Pales tinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning large Israeli ags and torching tires while soldiers red tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence. Gaza health ofcials said 363 people were wounded by Israeli re or treated for tear gas inhalation in the third large-scale protest in as many consecutive Fridays. Such weekly demonstrations are to continue to mid-May, keep ing tensions high along the volatile border. The health ofcials did not provide a breakdown of types of injuries, but said among those hurt Friday was a Gaza journalist who was in serious condition with a bul let wound in the abdomen. Since late March, 27 Pales tinians, including a journal ist, have been killed and hun dreds wounded by army re in such rallies. Rights groups have de scribed the Israeli military's open-re regulations as un lawful, saying they permit soldiers to use potentially lethal force against unarmed protesters. Israel has ac cused Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers of using the protests as a cover for attacks and says snipers only target the main "instigators." On Friday, most of the demonstrators assembled in ve tent camps located sev eral hundred meters (yards) from the border fence. Smaller groups moved closer to the fence, throwing stones, torching tires and burning large Israeli ags, as well as posters of Israel's prime minister and defense minister. Large plumes of black smoke from burning tires rose into the sky. Israeli forces red tear gas, rubber-coated steel pellets and live rounds. The military said that demonstrators hurled an explosive device and several re bombs near the fence in what it said was an apparent attempt to dam age it. Footage distributed by the military showed an area of the fence made up of several layers of barbed wire coils. Protesters stuck a Palestin ian ag into the fence and afxed a rope, using it to tug at the coils. One man threw a burning tire into the fence, while another was seen walking nearby with the help of a crutch. The marches have been or ganized by Hamas, but large turnouts on two preceding Fridays were also driven by desperation among the ter ritory's 2 million residents. Gaza has endured a border blockade by Israel and Egypt since Hamas overran the ter ritory in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections. The blockade has driven Gaza deeper into poverty, with unemployment ap proaching 50 percent and electricity available for less than ve hours a day. The marchers are protesting against the blockade, but are also asserting what they say is a "right of return" of Pal estinian refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel. Several thousand people gathered Friday at a tent camp east of Gaza City. The camp was decked out in Palestinian ags. At the entrance, organizers had laid a large Israeli ag on the ground for pro testers to step on. In the camp, 37-year-old construction worker Omar Hamada said he is protest ing to draw world attention to Gaza and get the border reopened. "We want to live like everyone else in the world," he said. "We came here so the world can see us and know that life here is miserable, and that there should be a so lution." Hamada was critical of Hamas, saying the group has set back Gaza by decades, but added that "this is the reality and we have to deal with it." Critics argue that Hamas' refusal to disarm is a key rea son for the continued block ade. One path toward lifting the blockade would be to have Hamas' political rival, West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, take over the Gaza govern ment, but recent Egypt-led talks on such a deal appear to have run aground. The debate over Israel's open-re regulations has in tensied with a rising num ber of dead and wounded since the rst protests on March 30. In all, 34 Palestinians were killed in the past two weeks, 27 during protests. Seven were killed in other circum stances, including six militants engaged in apparent attempts to carry out attacks or inltrate Israel. Gaza's Health Ministry said more than 1,300 Pales tinians were wounded by live re in the past two weeks. The Israeli military has argued that Gaza militant groups are trying to turn the border area into a combat zone, and said it has a right to defend its sovereign border. It has said that soldiers re live bullets as a last resort, in a "precise and measured manner." Yair Lapid, the leader of Israel's centrist Yesh Atid party, called Hamas a "despicable terror organization" and accused it of exploiting civilians. He said the Israeli military is "operating against it (Hamas) with determina tion and according to interna tional law." Human rights groups have reiterated that soldiers can only use lethal force if they face an apparent imminent threat to their lives. The Israeli rights group B'Tselem said Friday that open-re policy must not be dictated by worst case scenarios, such as a feared mass breach of the border. "An order to open live re at unarmed protesters is mani festly unlawful," it said. Another Israeli group, Breaking The Silence, pub lished a statement by ve former snipers in the Israeli military who said they were "lled with shame and sor row" over the recent inci dents in Gaza. "Instructing snipers to shoot to kill unarmed dem onstrators who pose no dan ger to human life, is another product of the occupation and military rule over mil lions of Palestinian people, as well as of our country's callous leadership,
Page E6, LONDON (AP) Ca nadian fashion designer Bojana Sentaler stared at her television on Christmas Day to see if Meghan Mar kle had a gift for her. She did. As Prince Harry's future bride left a church service on the grounds of Queen Eliza beth II's private country es tate, Sentaler spotted a cuff detail on Markle's camel alpaca coat that told her customers would be ocking to her website. "I was looking for the ribbed sleeves, hoping it was a Sentaler coat," said the designer, who met Mar kle when she was a mere TV star. "And as soon as I saw that, I was so happy and so excited and it was the best Christmas present I could ever wish for." The Meghan magic was almost instantaneous; Mar kle's coat sold out, as Sen taler expected, and the pub licity fueled sales of other designs. Now part of an elite circle of entrepreneurs tapped with the monarchy's golden touch, the designer plans a boutique in Lon don, though no rm dates are set. Markle's marriage to Harry isn't just a transAtlantic love story linking the House of Windsor to Hollywood. The couple's May 19 wedding is likely to have dividends for the designers, orists, bakers and tiara makers who are directly part of it, as well as for businesses much farther down the line of affection. The glamorous brideto-be alone is forecast to pump 150 million pounds ($210 million) into the British economy as con sumers try to mimic her style, according to econo mists at Brand Finance, which produces an annual report on the monarchy's economic contributions. In all, the wedding is expected to generate more than 1 billion pounds of economic activity, including 300 million pounds in tourism, particularly from Americans eager to be part of the occasion. Marketers see Markle as a bonus from the royal family, since her engagement to Harry followed so closely on the sensible but very stylish heel of the for mer Kate Middleton, who married Prince William seven years ago. But Markle, whose pencil skirts and stiletto heels graced the hit U.S. televi sion show "Suits" for seven years, brings fresh sparkle to the picture. Having her showcase a coat, handbag or service is like being associated with a fairy tale, just like when Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956. Perhaps more important ly, she's a biracial Ameri can who links the royal family to new countries and new cultures. "The U.S. loves a princess," said Pauline Ma cLaran, co-author of "Royal Fever: The British Monarch in Consumer Cul ture." "It's something that the U.S. does not have. It's the rags-to-riches story. It's the whole Cinderella story yet again." The back story makes Markle of huge interest not just to Americans who sometimes seem more fas cinated by the royals than their own subjects but also other royalty-loving countries like Japan, which marvels at the Windsors moving into the 21st cen tury. "The last time there was something like this was when Grace married Rainier, and he was just a pet ty potentate," said David Haigh of Brand Finance. The royals don't adver tise, but they do set trends and showcase whatever they might be wearing, seeing or doing. Whether it was Queen Victoria popu larizing trees for Victorian Christmases or Princess Diana and her rufe collars, people have long tried to emulate their style. But these days, the royal effect is supercharged by social media. The internet offers a running commentary on everything the royals do, and their fashion choices are photographed, scrutinized and instantly identied. Websites such as whatkatewore.com and its sister site, whatmeghan wore.net quickly pinpoint the designer and sometimes tell a bit of a gar ment's story. When Meghan wore The Dina style jean from the Hiut Denim Company, there was worldwide pub licity about a rm in Wales which started to re-employ workers displaced when the local factory closed. Handbag designer Char lotte Elizabeth, a small rm supported by The Prince's Trust charity, warns of long waits and unprecedented demand now that Markle is part of the equation. American Susan Kelley, founder of whatkatewore.com, said Markle has proved to be more cogni zant of the impact of her choices than the Duchess of Cambridge. That may be because as a former ac tress, she brings to her new public role a greater sensitivity to the messages sar torial selections contain. "I think Meghan under stands sartorial diplomacy and understands it to the level that she wants to expose smaller artisanal brands to the general pub lic," Kelley said. "It's a tremendous economic driver, a tourism driver and a plat form to draw attention to the charitable endeavors they think are important." Anyone who has been sucked into this vortex can vouch for the impact of even an unplanned product sighting. Just ask Raegan Moya-Jones, co-founder of aden + anais, a baby products company based in New York. After the world got a 45-second look at new born Prince George in one of the company's signature muslin swaddles ve years ago, aden + anais' website crashed within four hours. The next day, the site crashed again, Moya-Jones recalled. The company had 7,000 orders a 600 per cent increase in sales in nine days for the "royal swaddle" that popped up in search engines. Moya-Jones, who is orig inally from Australia, said that while it is a wonderful thing "to be able to drop into conversation that you dressed the royal baby," the tsunami of attention ended almost as quickly as it be gan. "The royal effect doesn't guarantee you success," she said. "But it's a lovely notch in the belt." CITIZEN TRIBUNE EntertainmentEEE-2 Thursday, April 12, 2018 APIn this July 12, 2017 file photo, a pedestrian passes the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art announced Tuesday, April 10, 2018, that 13 of those pieces, including one by Norman Rockwell, will be auctioned next month. Rockwells Blacksmiths Boy-Heel and Toe is among the pieces for sale by Sothebys in May, the Berkshire Museum announced. Works by William Bouguereau, Alexander Calder and John La Farge also are going on the auction block.APn this Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 file photo, Britains Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle leave the traditional Christmas Day church service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England. 'Star Wars' creator's museum buys Rockwell masterpiecePITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art has sold a Norman Rock well masterpiece to a Los Angeles museum founded by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, ofcials said Wednesday. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art would not say how much it paid for Rockwell's "Shufeton's Barbershop," the piece at the center of a legal ght over the Berkshire Muse um's planned art sale. The Lucas Museum said it plans to loan the paint ing to the Norman Rock well Museum in Stock bridge, Massachusetts, where it will be on display into 2020. Lucas' museum said it will then explore loaning the work to other museums in Massachusetts and other states to "maximize pub lic access to this beloved work of art." "Norman Rockwell is one of our nation's most important storytellers, and this cultural treasure will continue to be seen and enjoyed by the public in an American museum, where it will be a source of inspiration for generations to come," Don Bacigalupi, founding president of the Lucas Museum, said in a statement. The museum broke ground last month on its billion-dollar center dedicated to the art of visual storytelling. The museum is expected to open to the public in 2022. "Shufeton's Barber shop" is among up to 40 pieces of work being sold by the Berkshire Museum, which said it would be forced to close without an inux of cash. The museum announced Tuesday that another Rockwell piece "Blacksmith's Boy-Heel and Toe" and 12 other works will be auctioned by Sotheby's next month. Works by Wil liam Bouguereau, Alexan der Calder and John La Farge also are going on the auction block. The goal of the sale is to raise $55 million to bolster the museum's endowment and fund renovations as it changes its mission away from art and more toward science and natural history. But sale of the Rockwell works struck a nerve with many because the famed illustrator lived in nearby Stockbridge for 25 years and had given the works to the museum as gifts. The sale drew condemnation from national museum organizations and spawned legal chal lenges, including one that involved Rockwell's three sons. His sons dropped their challenge after a separate deal was worked out to sell their father's "Shufeton's Barbershop" painting to another nonprot museum that will put on display lo cally for up to two years. A single justice of the state's highest court last week gave the green light for the sale of 39 other works. The museum says it hopes to meet its $55 mil lion goal without selling all the pieces. "We now hope we can raise what the museum needs by offering for sale fewer than half of the works originally anticipated," Elizabeth McGraw, president of the museum's trustees, said in a state ment. "That's good for the museum and the commu nity we serve." One major concern of those opposed to the sale was that the public would lose access because the art would be sold to private collectors. But in an effort to keep the works in the public do main, Sotheby's is offering extended payment plans to public institutions that purchase the art. Sotheby's normally requires payment within 30 days, but will allow public institutions to pay in installments over six months or longer.As royal wedding nears, brands benefit from 'Meghan effect'
Saturday, April 14, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E7 WASHINGTON (AP) Some say it's a ght be tween West and South. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. Or who would be the better fundraiser and communicator for a divided party struggling to protect its House majority. But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for House speaker is a popularity con test, it will be tight. "Steve is the more lowkey guy, Kevin is more the big handshake, but they're equally popular," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. "It's not like right versus left or a good guy versus a bad guy." House Speaker Paul Ryan told colleagues Wednesday he wouldn't seek re-election in November, implicitly starting the race to replace him. Disconcertingly for the GOP, Trump's unpopu larity and early Democratic momentum leave it unclear whether Ryan's replace ment will be speaker or mi nority leader. For now, McCarthy and Scalise are seen as the chief contenders. McCarthy, 53, an affable Californian, is his party's No. 2 House leader and was one of the earliest and steadiest backers of Trump's presidential campaign. He was elected in 2006 and rocketed into a leadership job in 2009, thanks to his campaigning for fellow Republicans. He replaced Eric Cantor as majority leader in 2014 after the Virginian unexpectedly lost a primary for his House seat and quit. In 2015, McCarthy sought to succeed Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who'd alienated conservatives who considered him insufciently doctrinaire. McCarthy abruptly left that contest days later after fail ing to line up enough votes, and Ryan accepted the post. Scalise, 52, the House GOP vote counter and No. 3 leader, was rst elected a decade ago and had little national name recognition until tragedy thrust him into headlines. He was shot at a congressional baseball practice last year and is still recovering from his injuries, an ordeal that's earned the conservative former state legislator broad respect. "The strength he's shown with his injury, I think, has heightened where he is" among colleagues, said Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn. Lawmakers and GOP donors want a leader who can raise money, and there McCarthy has an advan tage. His leadership politi cal committee has reported contributing more than triple that of Scalise's total to GOP candidates since Janu ary 2017. Neither man is known for rhetorical ourishes, with McCarthy in particular prone to sentences that defy the rules of grammar. And both have resume problems that fellow Republicans in sisted they'd overcome. In 2014, Scalise was dis covered to have addressed a white-supremacist group in 2002 founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Scalise apologized and said he'd been unaware of the group's racial views. McCarthy suggested in 2015 that a House committee probing the deadly 2012 raid on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, had damaged Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's poll numbers, undermining GOP arguments that the investigation wasn't politically motivated. That raised questions about his ability as a com municator, a key for party leaders. But he was one of Trump's earliest and most loyal congressional sup porters in the 2016 presi dential race. Some Republicans prefer Scalise's deep red state background to McCarthy's bright blue California, since the GOP's chief strongholds are in rural and red state dis tricts. "You have a lot of the Southern states who are looking to shift leader ship back to that part of the country," said Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla. Scalise is viewed as more conservative than McCar thy, important in a House GOP conference that's drifted to the right. That could be intensied after Novem ber, when Republicans are expected to lose seats and many of those departing will be moderates. Conservative groups have awarded Scalise modestly stronger voting ratings than McCarthy. But McCarthy has worked to improve his relationship with conser vatives, including trying to craft legislation cutting spending from the govern ment budget enacted recently. Either man could cut a deal with the House Free dom Caucus. Those roughly 30 conservative members could theoretically deliver their votes to a contender in exchange for a promise to back a caucus member for a leadership post. Rep. Mark Meadows, RN.C., who heads the Free dom Caucus, said a candi date's willingness to listen to all lawmakers is "prob ably the top priority" for backing someone. Neither Scalise nor Mc Carthy would acknowledge a race for Ryan's job or de nitively deny it. Scalise said it's not "time to talk about what titles people want," while McCarthy said, "There is no leadership election. Paul is speaker." Those close to Scalise say he is unlikely to directly challenge McCarthy. But he doesn't need to. By offer ing himself as an alternative choice, ready in case Mc Carthy fails to muster sup port, he is essentially mak ing an indirect bid for the top post. Congressional leadership races often move quickly, with candidates rushing to win supporters and out maneuver rivals. Several lawmakers said privately such moves are underway. But others said the race could stretch until after the election claries the num ber, ideology and mood of House Republicans. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsThursday, April 12, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this March 6, 2018, le photo, House Republican Whip Steve Scal ise speaks at the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington. McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker$30,000 rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tipNEW YORK (AP) Eight months before the com pany that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid's parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul's New York City buildings. As it did with the ex-Play mate, the Enquirer signed the ex-doorman to a contract that effectively prevented him from going public with a juicy tale that might hurt Trump's campaign for president. The payout to the former Playmate, Karen McDou gal, stayed a secret until The Wall Street Journal published a story about it days before Election Day. Since then curiosity about that deal has spawned intense media cov erage and, this week, helped prompt the FBI to raid the hotel room and ofces of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The story of the ex-door man, Dino Sajudin, hasn't been told until now. The Associated Press conrmed the details of the Enquirer's payment through a review of a condential contract and interviews with dozens of current and former employees of the Enquirer and its parent company, American Media Inc. Sajudin got $30,000 in exchange for signing over the rights, "in perpetuity," to a rumor he'd heard about Trump's sex life that the president had fathered a child with an employee at Trump World Tower, a skyscraper he owns near the United Nations. The contract subjected Sajudin to a $1 million penalty if he dis closed either the rumor or the terms of the deal to anyone. Cohen, the longtime Trump attorney, acknowledged to the AP that he had discussed Sajudin's story with the magazine when the tabloid was working on it. He said he was acting as a Trump spokesman when he did so and denied knowing anything beforehand about the Enquirer payment to the ex-doorman. The parallel between the ex-Playmate's and the exdoorman's dealings with the Enquirer raises new ques tions about the roles that the Enquirer and Cohen may have played in protecting Trump's image during a hardfought presidential election. Prosecutors are probing whether Cohen broke banking or campaign laws in con nection with AMI's payment to McDougal and a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels that Cohen said he paid out of his own pocket. Federal investigators have sought communications between Cohen, American Media's chief executive and the Enquirer's top editor, the New York Times reported. Cohen's lawyer has called the raids "inappropriate and unnecessary." American Media hasn't said whether fed eral authorities have sought information from it, but said this week that it would "com ply with any and all requests that do not jeopardize or violate its protected sources or materials pursuant to our First Amendment rights." The White House didn't respond to questions seeking comment. On Wednesday, an Enquir er sister publication, Rada rOnline, published details of the payment and the rumor that Sajudin was peddling. The website wrote that the Enquirer spent four weeks reporting the story but ulti mately decided it wasn't true. The company only released Sajudin from his contract after the 2016 election amid inquiries from the Journal about the payment. The site noted that the AP was among a group of publications that had been investigating the ex-doorman's tip. During AP's reporting, AMI threatened legal action over reporters' efforts to in terview current and former employees and hired the New York law rm Boies Schiller Flexner, which challenged the accuracy of the AP's re porting. Asked about the payment last summer, Dylan Howard, the Enquirer's top editor and an AMI executive, said he made the payment to secure the former Trump door man's exclusive coopera tion because the tip, if true, would have sold "hundreds of thousands" of magazines. Ultimately, he said the infor mation "lacked any credibil ity," so he spiked the story on those merits. "Unfortunately ... Dino Sajudin is one sh that swam away," Howard told Rada rOnline on Wednesday. But four longtime Enquirer staffers directly familiar with the episode challenged How ard's version of events. They said they were ordered by top editors to stop pursuing the story before completing po tentially promising reporting threads. They said the publication didn't pursue standard En quirer reporting practices, such as exhaustive stake-outs or tabloid tactics designed to prove paternity. In 2008, the Enquirer helped bring down presidential hopeful John Edwards in part by digging through a dumpster and retrieving material to do a DNA test that indicated he had fathered a child with a mistress, according to a for mer staffer. The woman at the center of the rumor about Trump denied emphatically to the AP last August that she'd ever had an affair with Trump, saying she had no idea the Enquirer had paid Sajudin and pursued his tip. The AP has not been able to determine if the rumor is true and is not naming the woman. "This is all fake," she said. "I think they lost their mon ey." The Enquirer staffers, all with years of experience negotiating source contracts, said the abrupt end to report ing combined with a bind ing, seven-gure penalty to stop the tipster from talking to anyone led them to con clude that this was a so-called "catch and kill" a tabloid practice in which a publication pays for a story to never run, either as a favor to the celebrity subject of the tip or as leverage over that person. One former Enquirer re porter, who was not involved in the Sajudin reporting effort, expressed skepticism that the company would pay for the tip and not publish. "AMI doesn't go around cutting checks for $30,000 and then not using the infor mation," said Jerry George, a reporter and senior editor for nearly three decades at AMI before his layoff in 2013. The company said that AMI's publisher, David Pecker, an unabashed Trump supporter, had not coordinated its coverage with Trump associates or taken direction from Trump. It acknowl edged discussing the former doorman's tip with Trump's representatives, which it de scribed as "standard operating procedure in stories of this nature." The Enquirer staffers, like many of the dozens of other current and former AMI em ployees interviewed by the AP in the past year, spoke on condition of anonymity. All said AMI required them to sign nondisclosure agree ments barring them from discussing internal editorial policy and decision-making. Though sometimes dismissed by mainstream publications, the Enquirer's his tory of breaking legitimate scoops about politicians' personal lives includ ing its months-long Pulitzer Prize-contending coverage of presidential candidate Ed wards' affair is a point of pride in its newsroom. During the 2016 presi dential campaign, the En quirer published a string of allegations against Trump's rivals, such as stories claiming Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was a bisexual "secret sex freak" and was kept alive only by a "narcotics cocktail." Stories attacking Trump rivals or promoting Trump's campaign often bypassed the paper's normal fact-checking process, according to two people familiar with campaign-era copy. The tabloid made its rstever endorsement by of cially backing Trump for the White House. With just over a week before Election Day, Howard, the top editor, appeared on Alex Jones' In foWars program by phone, telling listeners that the choice at the ballot box was between "the Clinton crime family" or someone who will "break down the borders of the establishment." Howard said the paper's coverage was bipartisan, citing negative stories it published about Ben Carson during the Republi can presidential primaries. In a statement last sum mer, Howard said the com pany doesn't take editorial direction "from anyone out side AMI," and said Trump has never been an Enquirer source. The company has said reader surveys dictate its coverage and that many of its customers are Trump sup porters. The company has said it paid McDougal, the for mer Playboy Playmate, to be a columnist for an AMIpublished tness magazine, not to stay silent. McDougal has since said that she regrets signing the non-disclosure agreement and is currently suing to get out of it. Pecker has denied bury ing negative stories about Trump, but acknowledged to the New Yorker last summer that McDougal's contract had effectively silenced her. "Once she's part of the company, then on the outside she can't be bashing Trump and American Media," Pecker said.
Page E8, CONCORD, N.H. (AP) An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropi cal forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products re quire small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonant sound. Since new trade rules took effect in 2017, guitar makers have complained about long delays in getting permits to import rosewood and export nished instruments that contain it. Warehouses have lled with unsold instru ments, and a bagpipe maker in New Hampshire went so far as to ask the governor to intervene after a permit ap plication was lost. "I'm so annoyed. I'm so distraught by this," said Chris Martin, chairman and CEO of C.F. Martin and Co., which uses rosewood in 200 models of acoustic guitar, some played by Eric Clap ton, Ed Sheeran, Sting and other stars. The company's logistics staff estimates it spends 40 percent of its time dealing with the new regula tions. Fearful that Africa and Asia were losing rosewood forests, governments adopted the rules to stem the ow of smuggled rosewood to China's luxury furniture manufacturers. But the restrictions have also hurt companies that use relatively tiny amounts of the wood in guitars, clarinets and oboes. Months after the regulations were adopted, acoustic guitar exports from the U.S. fell by about 28 percent, and electric guitar exports declined 23 percent, according to the Music Trades magazine, an industry publication. Music retailers reported losing $60 million. At Martin's Pennsylvaniabased company, many trans actions are stalled: "We have orders for the guitars. We have customers. The custom ers have the money to pay for them, and we can't ship them because the paperwork is stuck somewhere," he said. The guitar industry's frustration is focused on the United Nation's Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES which is respon sible for combating wild life smuggling. The agency has tangled in the past with instrument makers, mostly over restrictions on ivory, tortoiseshell and whale bone. Agency ofcials previ ously placed trade limits on only a few rosewood species, such as Brazilian rosewood, which is especially precious. But the 2016 trade rules cov ered up to 300 species of the rosewood family known as Dalbergia. The new regula tions also required permits for products made from the wood, including guitars, violins, bagpipes and xylo phones. Many companies that had never needed per mits had only three months to comply. "It was a steep learning curve for these companies," said Timothy Van Norman, chief of the permit-granting branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which saw its permit applications double to 40,000 in 2017 mostly from rosewood. Big ger guitar companies with more sophisticated distribu tion systems were probably quicker to adapt than smaller companies or individuals making a limited number of instruments. "For them, it probably came out of the blue." Taylor Guitars based in El Cajon, California, report ed losing tens of thousands of dollars from months-long delays and confusion sur rounding its shipments to some 30 countries in the world. "Each country was suddenly responsible for inter preting what this new rule meant," said Scott Paul, Taylor's director of natural resource sustainability. Governments in Africa and Latin America proposed the regulations to combat in creased rosewood smuggling over the past decade that they said had endangered the spe cies, which is also known for its fragrance, a sweet oral aroma that gives the wood its name. Much of the smuggling was orchestrated by criminal gangs that took advantage of lax rules and widespread corruption to strip away for est in Southeast Asia, Cen tral America and West Af rica. The illegal logging also sparked regional conicts, contributed to desertication and destroyed a key food source for bees, butteries and other insects. The United Nations de scribes the rosewood trade as the world's costliest wildlife crime, with seizures totaling more than almost all other species combined. Between 2005 and 2015, 10,000 metric tons of protected rose wood was seized. Most of that wood was headed to China, where rosewood imports jumped 2,000 percent from 2005 to 2014, according to the conserva tion group Forest Trends Much of the material went into the making of reproduc tion hongmu furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties, a style popular with afuent Chinese. "These countries didn't want to wait until their tree species are on the verge of extinction before acting to control the trade. They saw what happened in Asia. There is almost nothing left," said Susanne Breitkopf, for est campaign policy manager of the nonprot Environmen tal Investigation Agency A spokesman for China's forest administration did not respond to repeated emails and phone calls from The Associated Press. Jiang Hengfu, secretary general of Traditional Fur niture Specialty Committee, which is part of the China National Furniture Association, said he did not know much about the in dustry's role in the destruc tion of rosewood forests or the use of illegal wood in furniture. But he acknowl edged that trade restrictions and increased environmental awareness in China had increased rosewood prices and would force furniture companies to become more innovative. Meanwhile, guitar makers nd themselves defending the crackdown and high lighting their sustainability efforts while also lobbying to exclude musical instruments from the regulations a debate to take place when CITES meets in 2019. Instrument makers such as Martin argue that they use a fraction as much rosewood as Chinese furniture mak ers about 50 cubic me ters each a year compared with nearly 2 million cubic meters. And, the instrument makers say, they get most of it from sustainable planta tions in India. CITES ofcials say they are open to considering ex emptions for certain types of instruments but fear broad exemptions would let smugglers game the system. "It is something that needs to be revisited and how far do we need to go with the regu lation to make sure there are not loopholes," the outgoing CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon told the AP. The cost and hassle of the new regulations have caused some guitar makers to shift away from rosewood. Martin stopped using it on most guitars produced in Mexico and the models made in the U.S. that cost less than $3,000. Taylor has rolled out several models without rosewood for overseas customers. But the companies have no plans to abandon rosewood altogether. "There are other woods that work," Martin said. But guitar builders and players know there is "something very special" about rose wood's depth and richness of sound. "No one has found ... a wood that works better." CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Thursday, April 12, 2018 APIn this Friday, March 23, 2018 photo, a luthier assembles the rosewood sides of a guitar at C. F. Martin and Co., in Nazareth, Pa. Instrument makers argue that they use a fraction as much rosewood as Chinese furniture makersabout 50 cubic meters a year compared with nearly 2 million cubic meters. An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments, whose top-end products require small amounts of rosewood, a material prized for its rich, multicolored grain and resonant sound. Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewoodIn opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidoteBALTIMORE (AP) On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose an tidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America's opioid epidemic. But the training wraps up quickly; all the naloxone in halers are claimed within 20 minutes. "We could've easily hand ed out hundreds of doses to day. But we only had 24 kits. That goes fast," said Kelleigh Eastman, a health department worker assisting the city's bluntly dubbed "Don't Die" anti-overdose campaign. Cities like Baltimore are feeling the nancial squeeze as they rely on naloxone to try and counteract rising overdose rates. Some hardhit communities across the country are struggling to pay for dosages even at reduced prices. With more overdoses driv en by synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil so potent it's used as an elephant tranquilizer naloxone remains pricy enough that Bal timore's health department is rationing supplies, stretching a dwindling stockpile of inhalers. Last year, the city distributed more than 25,000 doses, up from about 19,000 in 2016. "Every week, we count the doses we have left and make hard decisions about who will receive the medication and who will have to go with out," said Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, who issued the city's in novative blanket prescription for the drug in 2015. Numerous states have since passed laws including bypassing prescription requirements and establishing community training programs aimed at expanding use of the medication that restores a person's breathing while temporarily blocking the brain's opioid receptors. "It's a bit of a pressurecooker environment for Baltimore but also places in many other states that have been on the front lines of the overdose crisis and where the toll keeps rising. The chal lenge, on a structural level, is that there's no clear sustainable funding source for nal oxone," according to Daniel Raymond, policy director for the National Harm Reduction Coalition. In Charleston, West Vir ginia, the health department reported Monday that it has only 159 doses remaining, most allocated for community classes in coming days. Kanawha-Charlestown Health Department spokesman John Law said they've requested more naloxone auto-injectors from the com pany that's donated to them in the past "but we have had no response." Last week, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued the ofce's rst na tional public health advisory in 13 years, calling on more Americans to start carrying naloxone and urging more federal funds be dedicated to increasing local antidote ac cess. "Costs should not and, in the near future, will not be a barrier to accessing naloxone for anyone in America," Ad ams pledged. A two-dose carton of Narcan a brand name for naloxone inhalers has list prices of about $125. First responders and community organizations can purchase Narcan at discounts of $75 per two-dose carton, accord ing to manufacturer Adapt Pharma. The Evzio autoinjector from Virginia-based drugmaker Kaleo currently has list prices of roughly $3,800 for a box with two doses, up from about $690 in 2014. The surgeon general's advisory was welcome in Philadelphia, where health ofcials have debated inter nally whether "rationing" accurately describes their naloxone situation. The city has one of the highest opi oid death rates of any large U.S. metropolis and distrib uted 25,000 doses from July through December last year. "Given the tremendous scope of the opioid epidemic and (our) anticipated 1,200 overdoses deaths in 2017, easier and cheaper ac cess to naloxone for the general public and public safety agencies has the potential to save hundreds of lives," Phil adelphia Health Department spokesman James Garrow said.
Saturday, April 14, 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 KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) Three men have climbed to the top of the world 21 times, all of them mountain guides who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. Two of these famed Sherpa guides have retired. But 48-yearold Kami Rita says he'll be summiting Everest for years to come. "My goal is to reach the summit of Everest at least 25 times," he told The Associated Press in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, shortly before heading back to the mountain for what he hopes will mark a record-breaking climb. "I want to set a new record not just for myself but for my family, the Sherpa people and for my country, Nepal." For Rita, climbing is a family tradition. His father was among the rst professional guides after Nepal opened to foreign trekkers and mountaineers in 1950. His brother has scaled Everest 17 times. Most of his male relatives have reached the top least once. He decided to become a guide when he was a child. "Growing up in the village I envied the good clothes and things that people in in the village brought back after expeditions," he said. He rst scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) Everest at 24, and has made the trip almost every year since then. He has also climbed many of the region's other high peaks, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse. In the autumn, he guides clients to smaller peaks in Nepal. As a veteran guide, he earns about $10,000 for each Everest climb, an enormous income in a country where most peo ple earn just $700 or so per year. Life changed for many Sherpa families since 1950. Yak herders and traders who lived in the Himalayan foothills, the Sherpas' knowledge of the mountains and stamina built over years of walking high-altitude trails made them ideal guides. The other two summit record-holders are also Sherpas. Apa, a 58-yearold guide who uses only one name, retired in 2011 and moved to Utah. Phur ba Tashi, 47, retired from high-altitude climbing in 2013 but still works at Everest's Base Camp, helping organize expeditions. It is not an easy life. "There are many risks in climbing, which is always unpredictable and danger ous. But I have had to keep doing this because I don't know anything else," Rita said. Some of the hardest moments for him came when he lost friends in mountaineering accidents. He was at Base Camp when an avalanche struck in 2014, killing 16 Sher pa guides, including ve from his team. The next year, an earthquake trig gered another avalanche that ripped through Base Camp, killing 19 people. He escaped only because his team's tents were set up that year on the far side of Base Camp. Sherpa guides now have better insurance coverage, and the Nepal government has begun issuing certi cates for successful climbs to guides too. "Now we have proof to show our clients of the climbs we have achieved, which helps us," he said. In many ways, he says, climbing has become safer in the three decades he's been working in the mountains, with better equip ment and complex weather forecasting to warn of the mountain's deadly storms. "The dangers are still there: the crevasses are deep and the slopes are unpredictable. But we are not climbing blind like we used to. We are better informed about weather and other condition on the mountain," he said. "Even our clients are more aware and they train themselves for at least a year before attempting Everest." Still, he wants the number of Everest climbers to be limited. The mountain has only a brief window of weather good enough for summit attempts, normally in mid-May, a situation that now regularly results in mountaineering trafc jams. "On those days there are hundreds of climb ers hanging onto ropes to reach the top," he said. Mountaineering has been Rita's professional life. But it still weighs heavily on his family. His wife, Lakpa Jang mu, dreads when he leaves for expeditions. "I keep telling him we could look for other jobs, start a small business," she said. "But he does not lis ten to me at all." The family profession, though, is ending. Their two children are in a private school in Kath mandu, getting an educa tion their parents could not have imagined back in their home villages. Rita and Jangmu both insist their children will not be mountain guides. CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldThursday, April 12, 2018 EEE-5 APIn this March 26, 2018 photo, Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, 48, poses with his wife Lhakpa Jungmu Sherpa, 45 at his rented apartment in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rita, who is one of just three people to scale Mount Ever est 21 times, is about to attempt a record-breaking 22nd summit. Russia says Syrian government now in control of rebel townBEIRUT (AP) The Russian military announced on Thursday that the Syrian government is now in full control of the last rebel-held town on the outskirts of Damascus that was the site of a suspected chemical attack over the weekend. The development would mark a major victory for Syrian President Bashar Assad as the United States and its allies consider punitive military attacks against Syria following the suspected chemical attack that killed 40 people. President Donald Trump said Thursday that an at tack on Syria could take place "very soon or not so soon at all." Seeking to dispel criticism he had tweeted the time of an at tack a day earlier, Trump argued he had never sig naled the timing of retali ation. In response to U.S. threats, Assad said Thursday a potential retaliation for the suspected chemi cal attack would be based on "lies" and would seek to undermine his forces' recent advances near Da mascus. Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany would not participate in possible military action in Syria, but supports send ing a message that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable. Assad said Western countries were lashing out after they lost their "bet" on opposition forces in the eastern Ghouta suburbs of the capital, Damascus. Western threats endan ger international peace and security, Assad said, and military action would only contribute to the "fur ther destabilization" of the region. Assad spoke during a meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to Iran's supreme leader. There was no ofcial an nouncement by Damascus yet that Douma has been liberated and also no indi cation that Syrian govern ment forces had entered the town on Thursday. One government ag was raised in the town, a war monitoring group said. Syrian TV stations showed civilians in ve hicles carrying the Syrian ag crossing from Damas cus into Douma. Douma and the enclave of eastern Ghouta, just east of Damascus, was a signif icant rebel stronghold dur ing Syria's civil war, now in its eighth year. Its effective surrender to govern ment forces comes after years of siege by Assad's troops and a months-long, intense military offensive. Meanwhile, Syrians were bracing for a possible U.S. attack in retalia tion for Saturday's alleged chemical assault in Dou ma. Under an evacuation deal for eastern Ghouta that was mediated by Rus sia, Assad's top ally, no Syrian troops are expected to enter Douma, only police. Another police force, incorporating former rebels, is also to be formed and deployed in Douma. Evacuation of armed gunmen and civilians who refuse the deal is still un derway. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war through activists on the ground, there were still rebel ghters inside Douma on Thursday. But the leaders of Jaish al-Islam, or Army of Islam, the strongest rebel group in eastern Ghouta that controlled Douma, have all evacuated. It is not clear if any of the re maining rebel ghters will evacuate or hand in their weapons and take part in the new policing force. The Russian Defense Ministry statement followed a chaotic day in Douma that saw rebels there open re as opposi tion ghters were leaving with families under the deal. It appeared designed to quell the tension and ensure the deal, which has been fraught with bumps, remains on track. The Russian ministry said the situation in Dou ma was "normalizing." The Observatory said the Russian military is deploy ing to reassure thousands of remaining civilians in Douma. Velayati, the Iranian aide, said he toured some parts of eastern Ghouta captured by the Syrian government Wednesday. He said it was "one of the most important victories" of the Syrian government in the war. He also said the government has come out stronger, "with its head high." Wednesday's turmoil in Douma came during the evacuation of the latest batch of civilians and reb els after pro-government supporters attempted to raise government ags over buildings and chanted in support of Assad. Some Russian journalists who had entered the town with a reconciliation delegation were wounded in the melee. The Obser vatory said more evacua tions would take place on Thursday. Amid earlier disagreements, a truce collapsed last week and the Syrian government pressed ahead with its offensive. Then came Saturday's suspected chemical attack in Douma, followed by international condemnation and threats of military action. Syria and Russia deny the attack took place. The evacuation deal called for the formation of a local council to admin ister Douma. Thousands of civilians are staying in Douma, and some ghters are also expected to stay, on condition that they hand in their weapons. More than 13,500 Syrian rebel ghters and their families left Douma this month.Sherpa guide trying to reach top of the world for 22nd time
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 11, 2018 BY LISA RATH Associated PressTHETFORD, Vt. (AP) Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement. About 15 farmers and scientists from around the country met in Vermont late last month to create the standards for an additional or ganic certication program, which they plan to roll out nationally to between 20 to 60 farms as a pilot this summer. Under the current U.S. Depart ment of Agriculture program, the organic label means that your to mato has been produced without synthetic substances with some exceptions and without certain methods, like genetic engineering. The additional label, which does not yet have a name or wording, would indicate that a tomato, for example, has been grown in soil, and that meat and dairy products came from farms that pasture their animals. An inspector would certify that the farm has complied with the new standards, and the farms not dis tributors would add the label. The move comes ve months after the National Organic Stan dard Board, which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture, voted against a proposal to exclude from the USDA's organic certication program hydroponics raising plants with water but no soil and aquaponics, in which plants and aquatic animals, such as sh, are grown within one system. "I think that a lot of farmers, es pecially young farmers, feel that the organic label no longer describes the way they farm, and we're trying to recapture that," said Linley Dix on, a vegetable farmer in Durango, Colorado, and senior scientist for Cornucopia Institute, who is also on the standards board of the Real Organic Project. The group creating the new label, which calls itself the Real Organic Project, said it has not abandoned the National Organic Program, which is the federal standard, and is not attacking organic farmers. "Some of the cornerstones of what organic means are being taken away, and we're concerned about how creaky that makes the whole thing," said Dave Chapman, a member of the executive and stan dards board of the Real Organic Project and owner of an organic to mato farm in Thetford. He believes the cornerstone of being organic is growing in soil and improving its fertility. To Dixon, "organic" means a very diversied operation, rotat ing animals and crops and planting cover crops to control erosion, in crease organic matter in the soil and manage weeds, among other things. The new label would exclude from certication hydroponic farm ing and large livestock farms that don't pasture their animals, known as contained animal feeding operations or CAFOs. The hydroponic industry argues another label would mislead and confuse consumers and is a way for the traditional organic farmers to try to get a competitive edge. "It's a competition because eld farmers can't produce the volume that hydroponics can," said Dan Lubkeman, president of the Hydro ponic Society of America. While shopping at Hunger Moun tain food cooperative in Montpelier, Jessica Manchester, of Worcester, agreed labeling is getting confusing for the average consumer but in the long run thinks it's good to know where food comes from. She said she prefers produce grown in soil. "I'm just in favor of plants grow ing in their natural way and being in connection with the microbes in the soil and the interactions those microbes have with the plant roots," Manchester said. But fellow shopper Laurie Griggs, of Calais, said she doesn't buy totally organic and doesn't mind if vegetables or berries are raised hydroponically. "I just think we need new ways to grow things," she said. "We've got a lot of people and farming's re ally hard on the land, and if we can nd ways to lighten our impact on the land and grow healthy food for people, I have no problem with it." The farmers involved want a more transparent label and will not see an economic benet at rst, Chapman said. The program is now being funded by contributions. Farmers would pay a fee to be certi ed, but he doubts that would cover the cost of the program. "I hope the day will come where there will be an economic benet because I know that there are mil lions of people in the country who actually do care about whether food is grown in the soil and whether the animals have access to the pasture," he said.War of organics? Rebel farmers create new food labelBY MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated PressMany eggplant recipes start with slicing or dic ing and sauteing in oil. But this approach can add a lot of unnecessary fat to your dish, as porous egg plant esh absorbs oil like a sponge as it cooks, lead ing most of us to add more fat than we realize. Instead, consider roasting the egg plant whole. Simply pop the entire eggplant in a hot oven prick a few holes for steam to escape and lightly spray or rub with the tiniest bit of olive oil to keep the skin moist and in 20-45 minutes (depending on size), your eggplant will be cooked and ready to join almost any recipe. Besides being a healthier cooking method than frying, roasting is easier, almost completely handsoff. You can even roast the eggplant a day in advance to make weeknight meals even faster. Roast just until tender, cut up into cubes and make a stir fry, or cut roasted eggplant into large chunks and cover in mari nara sauce and sprinkle of cheese and bake for a low-oil version of eggplant parm. Or roast until completely soft, and scoop out the esh and mix with garlic, smoked paprika, and Greek yogurt for a delicious dip. Either way, you'll get all the benets of eggplant, with its high ber, low-sugar count, and wide variety of vitamins and minerals, without adding unnecessary fat. Save the fat, I say, for tasty ingredients like a modest amount of cheese. Today's recipe, Eggplant and Chicken Marinara, is a one-dish-wonder, where you have veggie, complex carbohydrates, and chicken all in one gorgeous dish that is simple enough for family meals, but pretty enough for company. Leftover cooked brown rice and chicken add heft to the super-low-calorie eggplant (under 30 calories a cup), but note you can make this meatless simply by leaving out the chicken. The result is somewhere between an eggplantchicken parm and an egg plant gratinee. But no matter what you decide to call it, enjoy knowing your family is loading up on veggies as they dig in. Using baby eggplant or Japanese eggplant means the skin is soft enough to eat, which will only add to the nutrient prole.EGGPLANT AND CHICKEN MARINARAServings: 6 Start to nish: 1 hour, 15 minutes 4 small eggplants ("baby" or "Japanese" egg plant at the grocery store) 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups) 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs 1/4 cup dry white wine 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast 2 cups prepared marinara sauce (no sugar added) 3/4 cup shredded Italian cheese (half mozzarella; half parmesan), divided 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Fresh basil for garnish (optional) Preheat the oven to 400 F. Rub 1 teaspoon of the olive oil over all the egg plants, prick once or twice each with a fork, and roast them on a baking sheet un til soft, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool 15-30 min utes. Once cool enough to handle, slice the eggplants in half lengthwise, and scoop out the esh. Select the 6 prettiest eggplant skin halves for stufng and set aside. Roughly chop the eggplant esh into cubes (don't worry if it's "pulpy" from roasting and doesn't hold a cube shape.) In a large saute pan, cook the diced onion, salt and pepper in the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium heat until soft, about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the eggplant esh, garlic and dried herbs and cook another 3 minutes. Add the wine and stir, allowing most to evap orate over a minute or two, and then remove from heat. Stir in the cooked rice, the chicken, and 1/4 cup of the cheese. Taste the lling for seasoning and adjust if needed. Gently spoon the lling into the reserved 6 eggplant skin halves. Pour the marinara sauce into the large saucepan (wipe out any remaining lling rst, if needed). Place the lled eggplant skins gently on top of the sauce and top with remaining shredded cheese. Place the saucepan in the oven and bake until sauce and lling are hot and cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Serve with fresh basil, if desired. Nutrition information per serving: 352 calories; 72 calories from fat; 8 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 84 mg cholesterol; 522 mg sodium; 36 g car bohydrate; 9 g ber; 14 g sugar; 32 g protein.One-dish WonderTry this eggplant and chicken marinara APThis March 22, 2018 photo shows eggplant and chicken marinara in Bethesda, Md. APIn this April 2, 2018, photo, Dave Chapman, owner of Long Wind Farm, checks for insects on organic tomato plant leaves in his greenhouse in Thetford, Vt.
Saturday, April 14, 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) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a House oversight panel Wednesday that he believes it is "inevitable" there will be regula tion of the social media in dustry and also disclosed to lawmakers that his own data was included in the person al information sold to mali cious third parties. "The internet is growing in importance around the world in people's lives and I think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation," Zuckerberg said during testimony be fore the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "So my position is not that there should be no regulation but I also think that you have to be careful about regulation you put in place." Larger, more dominant companies like Facebook have the resources to com ply with government regu lation, he said, but "that might be more difcult for a smaller startup to comply with." Lawmakers in both par ties have oated possible regulation of Facebook and other tech companies amid privacy scandals and Rus sian intervention on the platform. It's not clear what that regulation would look like and Zuckerberg didn't offer any specics. Zuckerberg was answer ing a question from Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., when he informed lawmak ers about his personal data, a reference to the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has rocked his company over the past several weeks. His remarks came as he opened the second day of a congressional inquisition in the wake of the worst privacy debacle in his com pany's history. A day earlier Zuckerberg batted away of ten-aggressive questioning from members of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election. During roughly ve hours of Senate questioning on Tuesday, Zuckerberg apologized several times for Facebook failures, dis closed that his company was "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian election interference and said it was working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users' private data by a data-min ing company afliated with Donald Trump's campaign. Seemingly unimpressed, Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said Zuckerberg's company had a 14-year history of apolo gizing for "ill-advised decisions" related to user priva cy. "How is today's apology different?" Thune asked. "We have made a lot of mistakes in running the company," Zuckerberg conceded, and Facebook must work harder at ensuring the tools it creates are used in "good and healthy" ways. The controversy has brought a ood of bad pub licity and sent the compa ny's stock value plunging, but Zuckerberg seemed to achieve a measure of suc cess in countering that: Facebook shares surged 4.5 percent for the day, the big gest gain in two years. The stakes are high for both Zuckerberg and his company. Facebook has been reeling from its worstever privacy failure follow ing revelations last month that the political data-min ing rm Cambridge Ana lytica, which was afliated with Trump's 2016 cam paign, improperly scooped up data on about 87 million users. Zuckerberg has been on an apology tour for most of the past two weeks, culminating in his congressio nal appearances this week. Although shaky at times, Zuckerberg seemed to gain condence as the Senate hearing progressed. An iconic gure as a billionaire entrepreneur who changed the way people around the world relate to each other, he made a point of repeat edly referring back to the Harvard dorm room where he said Facebook was brought to life. As for the federal Rus sia probe that has occupied much of Washington's at tention for months, he said he had not been interviewed by special counsel Muel ler's team, but "I know we're working with them." He of fered no details, citing a concern about condentiality rules of the investigation. Earlier this year Mueller charged 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies in a plot to inter fere in the 2016 presidential election through a social media propaganda effort that included online ad pur chases using U.S. aliases and politicking on U.S. soil. A number of the Russian ads were on Facebook. Much of the effort was aimed at denigrating Democrat Hillary Clinton and thereby helping Republican Trump, or simply encour aging divisiveness and un dercutting faith in the U.S. system. Zuckerberg said Facebook had been led to believe Cambridge Analytica had deleted the user data it had harvested and that had been "clearly a mistake." He said Facebook had considered the data collection "a closed case" and had not alerted the Federal Trade Commission. He assured senators the company would handle the situation differently today. In the hearings, Zucker berg is trying to both restore public trust in his company and stave off federal regulations that some lawmakers have oated. Democrat Bill Nelson of Florida said on Tuesday that he believes Zuckerberg was taking the congressional hearings seriously "because he knows there is going to be a hard look at regula tion." Republicans have yet to get behind any legislation, but that could change. Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., asked Zuckerberg if he would be willing to work with lawmakers to examine what "regulations you think are necessary in your indus try." Absolutely, Zucker berg responded. At both the House and Senate hearings, Zucker berg said: "We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I'm sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here." He outlined steps the company has taken to re strict outsiders' access to people's personal information. He also said the com pany is investigating every app that had access to a large amount of information before the company moved to prevent such access in 2014 actions that came too late in the Cambridge Analytica case. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsWednesday, April 11, 2018 EEE-3 APFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election.Zuckerberg: regulation of social media firms is 'inevitable' Facebook puts ads on pages illegally selling animal partsWASHINGTON (AP) Facebook is displaying advertisements for wellknown American corporations along with content from group pages oper ated by overseas wildlife trafckers illegally selling the body parts of threat ened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth. In a secret complaint led with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife preservation advocates allege that Face book's failure to stop illicit traders using its service for illegal activity violates the social network's re sponsibilities as a publicly traded company. In a statement Tuesday, Facebook said its com munity standards forbid the sale of wildlife, en dangered species or their parts. The company said it removes groups engaging in illegal conduct when it's identied. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testied Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Asked about wildlife trafcking and other illegal activity happening on Facebook, he said the company could do a better job. By the end of the year, Facebook plans to have more than 20,000 people monitoring the site for in appropriate content. "Over time, we're going to shift increasingly to a method where more of this content is agged upfront by AI (articial intelligence) tools we develop," Zuckerberg said. The complaint, a copy of which was provided to The Associated Press, was initially led in August on behalf of an undercover in formant represented by the National Whistleblower Center, a non-prot legal advocacy group. The iden tity of the informant, who recorded video of face-toface meetings with wild life trafckers set up over Facebook, has been kept condential out of safety concerns. The SEC declined to comment Monday on whether the whistleblower complaint triggered an investigation of the com pany. "Facebook is not an in nocent bystander to these crimes," said Stephen Kohn, executive director of the National Whistle blower Center. "Facebook sold advertisements on the very pages the illegal ivory was being marketed." Facebook said Tuesday that it stopped displaying paid advertisements inside group pages last year. However, the wild life advocates provided screenshots showing what appear to be corporate ads showing up on individual news feeds along with il licit posts hawking jewelry carved from elephant ivory if the individual has joined the private groups. "Our community standards do not allow for poaching, the sale of wild life, endangered species or their parts, and we imme diately remove this material as soon as we are aware. We have many systems in place to prevent the sale of illegal goods, and do not allow ads around the sale of endangered animals," Facebook said in a state ment. "We are saddened to hear these reports and are investigating this issue." Facebook is one of 20 technology companies that last month joined the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafcking Online, which was organized by Google and the World Wildlife Fund. Weeks af ter the March 7 announce ment, an AP reporter was able to see scores of inter nationally banned wildlife products for sale in pub lic and private Facebook groups, most based in Southeast Asia. Among the items available were belts made from what appeared to be the fur of Bengal tigers, a crit ically endangered species with only about 2,500 still living in the wild. Also ad vertised were horns from black rhinos, a species heavily targeted by poach ers with little more than 5,000 still roaming Africa. Negotiations over price and delivery are often initiated by Facebook Messenger. Instagram and WhatsApp, two social me dia platforms also owned by Facebook, are also sometimes used by trafckers. The allegations tying Facebook to the illegal trafcking of wildlife are surfacing while the com pany is already scrambling to recover from a privacy scandal that has wiped out $79 billion in shareholder wealth during the past three weeks. The crisis stems from revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a datamining rm connected to President Donald Trump's successful 2016 campaign, had exploited weaknesses in Facebook's privacy con trols to collect personal information about 87 million people without their consent. The SEC complaint may trigger other lines of inquiry about how much of Facebook's annual revenue of $41 billion has been generated by ads running on pages featuring illegal activity, such as the sale of elephant ivory and tiger teeth. Facebook hasn't disclosed that some of its rev enue may be tied to illegal trafcking in wildlife in regulatory lings that are supposed to outline vari ous risks and other threats that could crimp its prots or stock price. Trafcking investigators say they have seen no drop off in the illegal products offered for sale on Face book after prior public pledges by the company to crack down. They are call ing on federal security reg ulators to force Facebook to immediately freeze ac counts being used by ille gal trafckers and cooper ate with international law enforcement to identify the individuals involved for prosecution. "The amount of ivory being traded on Facebook is horrifying," said Gretchen Peters, executive director of the Center on Illicit Networks and Trans national Organized Crime, which has analyzed on line groups where wildlife goods are being marketed. "I have looked at thou sands of posts containing ivory, and I am convinced that Facebook is literally facilitating the extinction of the elephant species."
Page E12, TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) The Kirtland's warbler, a colorful songbird that was near ly wiped out by habitat loss and a wily rival, has bounced back and is ready for removal from the endangered species list, fed eral ofcials said Wednes day. The U.S. Fish and Wild life Service proposed dropping legal protections for the warbler but acknowledged efforts will be needed indenitely to preserve jack pine stands where the birds spend summers and raise their young. They nest primar ily in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula, although their range has widened to the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin and Ontario as their numbers have risen. They migrate to the Bahamas for winter. Another requirement will be continued vigi lance against brown-headed cowbirds, which invade warblers' nests and displace their babies. "Kirtland's warblers were once on the brink of extinction and one of America's rarest birds, but today they represent the power of partnership to recover imperiled wildlife," said Tom Melius, the Fish and Wildlife Service's Midwest regional director. The agency will accept public comments on its proposal until July 11 and will have until April 2019 to make a nal decision. A victim of its own pecu liar habitat requirements, the warbler which has steel-gray back and tail feathers and a yellow belly was among the rst animals named to the endan gered list, getting added in 1967. The population was estimated at 167 pairs in 1974, based on a census of singing males. It hit the same low point in 1987. Females cannot be counted because they do not sing, but biologists as sume each male has a fe male partner. The warbler has re covered steadily since then, aided by a coalition of government agencies and nonprot groups that conserved its breeding grounds. The most recent count, in 2015, turned up 2,383 singing males, which was well above the recovery goal of 1,000. Kirtland's warblers build nests each spring at the feet of jack pines between 5 and 23 years old and 5 to 15 feet (1.7 to 5 meters) high, which are abundant in the sandy soils of north ern Michigan. Wildres historically swept through the region every few decades, burn ing down larger jack pines and popping open cones that produced new ones, ensuring an adequate sup ply of young trees for the warblers. But modern re sup pression broke the cycle. As part of the warbler recovery effort, federal and state agencies developed a system of logging and replanting trees to imitate what nature previously did. Those measures will continue after the species is declared recovered, said Scott Hicks, a Michigan eld ofce supervisor for the Fish and Wildlife Ser vice. A nonprot called the Kirtland's Warbler Al liance will help raise funds to cover the program's an nual cost of up to $4 mil lion. The Michigan Depart ment of Natural Resources will take charge of an other urgent task: battling brown-headed cowbirds, which lay eggs in the nests of other songbirds, includ ing warblers. Cowbird chicks out-compete young warblers, which perish as their seemingly oblivious parents feed and nurture the interlopers. Since the early 1970s, the Fish and Wildlife Ser vice has maintained dozens of traps in the warbler habitat zone. Decoys or food lure cowbirds inside, where they're euthanized. The strategy may be paying off. Cowbird infes tation appears to be easing, said Dan Kennedy, endangered species coor dinator for the Michigan department, which will devise a future plan after getting results of a study this summer. "The recovery of Kirt land's warbler is a great Michigan success story," agency director Keith Cre agh said. CITIZEN TRIBUNENationEEE-4 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 AP In this May 19, 2008, file photo, a Kirtlands warbler perches on a branch in the jack pine forests of northern Michi gan near Mio, Mich. Federal officials on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, said that it is time to drop the colorful songbird from the endangered species list. The warbler was on the brink of extinction 30 years ago. Feds propose dropping songbird from endangered species list5 years on, marathon bomb survivors inspire medical advancesBOSTON (AP) In the ve years since the Boston Marathon bomb ing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and arti cial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available as a result of the attack. Some of the 17 people who lost limbs in the April 15, 2013, bombing could, like many other amputees, benet from these devel opments, since many are coming to a crossroads in their treatment. A number still struggle with pain, and others may be looking to replace their prostheses, which are approaching the end of their useful life. "The collective experience in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing was a very positive one in the medical community because there was a lot of crosstalk between military and civilian surgeons," said Dr. Benjamin Potter, chief of orthopedics at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, where three survivors were treated and doctors are attempting some of the cutting-edge procedures. "That exchange and that dialogue has been one of the silver linings to have come out of this, in that we're hopefully better educated and better prepared for the next one." Among other places where research is taking place is Boston, where doctors are working to combine an improved am putation method with more sophisticated articial limbs so that amputees can one day use their brains to control their prostheses. The project grew out of lessons learned by Boston doctors treating victims of the marathon attack. It also was made possible by $200,000 in seed fund ing from the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation a foundation launched by the family of a bombing survi vor treated at Brigham & Women's Hospital. "One of the things the bombings crystallized for me was the need to improve amputations," said Dr. Matthew Carty, a Brigham & Women's surgeon who is develop ing the new amputation technique. "We've made amazing advances in pros thetics technology re ally by leaps and bounds but the way we do am putations hasn't kept up to speed with the capabilities that exist now." The new lower-leg am putation technique, which has so far been done on seven people, preserves tendons normally severed during an amputation. Tendons connect muscles to bone and are necessary to move one's limbs. The hope is that researchers at the Mas sachusetts Institute of Technology can then de velop technology that will translate brain signals into movement of an articial leg. Amputees might one day even be able to per ceive sensations through their prostheses. "We're systematically redesigning the body along with synthetics in order to maximize communication between the body and the machine," said Hugh Herr, co-director of the Center for Extreme Bionics at MIT and a partner with Carty on the project. "It's remarkably exciting." While the fruits of that work may be years in the future, marathon survivors might also benet from other encouraging devel opments. One procedure involves directly connecting articial limbs to bones using titanium implants. These bone-anchored prostheses have been placed on hun dreds of patients in other countries, but it wasn't until 2015 that the use of the devices was allowed in the U.S. Roughly 50 such op erations have been done in this country, including 16 at Walter Reed, according to Potter. Brigham & Women's is also among the U.S. hospitals seeking to do the nation's rst success ful leg transplant The surgical feat has been ac complished in only a few countries, including Spain and Canada. Bombing survivor Marc Fucarile, who was the last to be released from the hospital, said he is in trigued by the new advanc es, even if he isn't in a rush to go under the knife again anytime soon. The 39-year-old from the Boston area lost his right leg in the blast, and his badly maimed left leg causes him unceasing pain. He fears another am putation might be his only option. The articial limbs that Fucarile and other survi vors were tted with gen erally last ve to seven years, so the patients will have to decide on the right technology for the next phase of their lives. "Sometimes the top-ofthe-line Porsche isn't always practical," said Paolo Bonato, who oversees re search on articial limbs at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where many of the victims were treated. "It might be more sensible to have a Honda." Rarely seen on civil ians ve years ago, the prosthetic devices used by many survivors have microprocessors and sensors that automatically adjust the limb and allow for more natural movements. They are now more common, but they can cost any where from about $15,000 to more than $100,000, said Spaulding's Dr. David Crandell. For some amputees, in surance often isn't enough to cover the costs. The Boston victims, though, received payouts from a compensation fund, and some have launched fundraising efforts or found other ways to cover their costly devices. Fucarile, whose carbon ber and titanium leg was initially developed to help wounded soldiers return to battle, said his prosthesis is no luxury. "If you're an insur ance company, look at the long-term effect and what you're saving," he said. "If I didn't have my pros thetic leg, I'd probably be overweight, have heart disease, be closer to diabe tes and probably be more depressed."
Saturday, April 14, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E13 ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers, their families and some refugees crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a eld in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation's worst-ever aviation disaster. Algeria's Defense Minis try said those killed included 247 passengers and 10 crew. An Algerian-backed group seeking independence for Western Sahara said 30 of its people, including women and children, were among the dead. The cause of the crash was unclear and an investigation has been opened. Algerian authorities did not mention any survivors but one witness reported seeing some people jump out of the aircraft before it crashed at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday. Al gerian TV Dzair said ve people were in a critical state but it's unclear whether they were inside the plane when it crashed. The ight had just taken off from the Boufarik mili tary base, 30 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the capital Algiers, for the southwest ern military base in Bechar, according to Farouk Achour, spokesman for Algeria's civil protection services. The ight also included a layover in the southern city of Tin douf, he said. The Soviet-designed Il76 military transport plane crashed in a farm eld with no people nearby, Achour said. Footage from the scene showed thick black smoke coming off the eld, ambulances and Red Crescent vehicles arriving at the crash site and body bags lined up in the eld. Several witnesses told Al gerian TV network Ennahar they saw ames coming out of one of the planes' engines just before it took off. One farmer said some passengers jumped out of the aircraft be fore the accident. "The plane started to rise before falling," an uniden tied man lying on what seemed to be a hospital bed told Ennahar TV. "The plane crashed on its wing rst and caught re." The victims' bodies have been transported to the Al gerian army's central hospital for identication. Algeria is vast and plane ights are often the best way to traverse Africa's largest na tion. Tindouf is home to many refugees from the neighbor ing Western Sahara, a dis puted territory annexed by Morocco. The Algeria-backed Polisario Front, which seeks independence for Western Sahara from Morocco, told The Associated Press that 30 refugees who had been treated in Algerian hospitals were among those killed in Wednesday's crash. Algeria President Abdelaziz Bouteika declared three days of national mourn ing and prayers for the dead on Friday. The Il-76 model has been in production since 1970s and has an overall good safe ty record. It is widely used for both commercial freight and military transport. The Algerian military operates several of the planes. It was the rst crash of an Algerian military plane since February 2014, when a U.S.-built C-130 Hercules turboprop slammed into a mountain in Algeria, killing at least 76 people and leaving just one survivor. The heavy loss of life of soldiers was certain to shake Algeria to the core. The Na tional Liberation Army which grew out of the ght ing force which freed Algeria from French colonial rule is revered by Algerians. Today, the army is credited with saving the nation from a deadly insurgency by Islamist extremists in the 1990s and early 2000s. The battle continues with spo radic attacks around Algeria and networks dismantled by soldiers. The army's experience ghting terrorism has made it a valued ally of the U.S. and other western nations. The U.S. Embassy in Al giers expressed its "deepest condolences" to "our part ners and colleagues in the Algerian military," and their families. The previous deadliest crash on Algerian soil occurred in 2003, when 102 people were killed after a ci vilian airliner crashed at the end of the runway in Taman rasset. There was a single survivor in that crash. KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghet tos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying to under mine the Nazis by derail ing trains, burning bridges, sabotaging communication lines and killing the occasional collaborator. "You couldn't really ght the German army, given our means, but we did our best to disrupt them," re called the 94-year-old Shub at his retirement home in central Israel. "Whether or not it made a difference, I don't know. But it gave me a great sense of joy that at least I was doing something to get even with them." As Israel marks its annual Holocaust memorial day, those aging survivors who actively resisted and helped shape the coun try's ghting spirit are quickly disappearing. Shub is among perhaps only a handful of remaining Soviet partisan ghters. Only two remain from the great est symbol of resistance of all the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising. Israel will come to a standstill Thursday for its annual remembrance of the Holocaust's 6 million victims. It falls on the same date on the Hebrew calen dar as the Warsaw uprising the ultimately doomed revolt that played such an important role in dening the country's psyche. Even the day's ofcial name "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day" alludes to the im age of the Jewish warrior upon which the state was founded. Shub said the conditions for resistance were limited given the all-encompassing scope of the Nazi geno cide, but those who could ght back did so. With their actions, he said they continued a tradition dating back to biblical times. "Jews always fought for their survival and national honor," he said. "I want history to remember that Jews did not walk like cattle to their slaughter." Shub's mother and three siblings were murdered by Nazis and their local collaborators in his native Lithuania. After a failed uprising in the Vilna ghet to, he escaped to the forests to join the underground network led by famed resistance ghter Abba Kovner. Four battalions of Jewish ghters raided vil lages for food and supplies and hacked away at com munication and electricity lines used by German forces, he said. After the Red Army liberated the ghetto in what is now called Vilnius in 1944, Shub returned to nd all its Jews killed by Nazi SS troops. Among the bodies strewn on the street was that of his father. A bloodsoaked note in his hand, written in Yiddish, said, "If anyone sees my son, tell him to take revenge." Israel's identity is dened by the axiom that never again will Jews be helpless in the face of an nihilation. But Shub fears that message is being lost. He is angered that a planned museum to honor Jewish ghters, along with the 1.5 million Jewish World War II veterans, has been bogged down in bu reaucratic delays for more than a decade. Dina Porat, chief historian at Israel's Yad Vashem memorial, said that thanks to the many books, lms and collected testimony, there is little danger of their legacy being erased. Still, the live witness accounts pose a powerful rebuke to the current wave of histori cal revisionism in several eastern European countries seeking to play down their own wartime complicity. Survivors have been outraged by a Polish law criminalizing the blaming of Poland for crimes committed by Germany during the Holocaust. Lithuania also has recently pushed for legislation to prohibit the sale of books that "dis tort Lithuanian history" by mentioning its complicity. Lithuanian authorities have launched investigations into the partisans' war time activities and accused Yitzhak Arad, a former chairman of Yad Vashem, of killing Nazi collabora tors who are regarded today as Lithuanian heroes for opposing communism. The charges were later dropped. "There is a process of rewriting history in these places," said Arad, 91, who blew up 16 German supply trains as a teenager. "We are fading away, so it will be up to the next genera tion to continue this battle with the tools at their dis posal." There are even fewer who remain from the single greatest act of Jewish resis tance during the Holocaust, which wiped out a third of world Jewry. Though guar anteed to fail, the Warsaw ghetto uprising symbolized a refusal to succumb to Nazi atrocities, and in spired other uprisings and underground resistance by Jews and non-Jews alike. Three-quarters of a cen tury later, only 89-year-old Aliza Vitis-Shomron is left in Israel to tell the story. The only other known surviving ghter, Simcha Rotem, is in ill health. Vitis-Shomron said the hardest moment was eeing just before the Nazis v anquished her comrades. They had few weapons and it seemed pointless to keep around a teenage girl who could escape and tell the world what had happened. "They said I was too young to die," said VitisShomron, who has three children, seven grandchildren and four great-grand children. "I still feel guilty that I got out and they stayed." Along with her mother and younger sister, she found a cellar to hide in outside the ghetto. She vividly remembers pok ing a hole in the curtain and watching the red skies above the burning ghetto where her friends were waging war. The resistance movement began to grow after the deportation of July 22, 1942, when 265,000 men, women and children were rounded up and later killed at the Treblinka death camp. As word of the Nazi genocide spread, a small group of rebels began spreading calls for resistance, carrying out isolated attacks and sabotage. The Nazis entered the ghetto on April 19, 1943, the eve of the Passover holiday. Three days later, they set the ghetto ablaze, but the Jewish ghters kept up their struggle for nearly a month, fortifying themselves in bunkers and managing to kill 16 Nazis and wound nearly 100. Vitis-Shomron said that Mordechai Anielewicz and other fair-looking leaders of the revolt had ample op portunities to escape. "They are the real he roes, the ones who stayed knowing they would die," she said. "They had dar ing and a will to avenge the Nazis and prove that the Jewish people did not sur render. There were those who fought back." CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldWednesday, April 11, 2018 EEE-5 APIn this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Baruch Shub Holocaust survivor poses for a photo at his apartment in a senior citizens home in Kfar Saba, Israel. While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Shub and his friends were hiding out in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying their best to undermine the Nazi war machine by derailing trains, burning bridges and sabotaging telephone and electricity lines. Israel marks its annual Holocaust memorial day this week, with a dwindling survivor population. Algerian military plane crashes after takeoff, killing 257As numbers dwindle, Jews who fought Nazis recall struggle