By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Local leaders and law enforcement ocials are teaming up Friday for a gun buyback program with a special focus on semiautomatic ries. Gi Cards for Guns is the latest eort by the Osceola County Sheris Oce and County Commissioner Viviana Janer to get pistols, shotguns and ries o the street by oering residents a $50 gi card for gas or Walmart when they turn in those weapons. I am proud to do my part in making our community safer, by providing a safe, noquestions-asked way for residents to dispose of their unwanted rearms, Janer said. Both the Sheris Oce and the Kissimmee Police Department have hosted similar events in the past, but this year oers a new incentive. By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Victoria Rios, the former teenager who police say lured a Poinciana man to the door on the night of his eventual 2013 murder, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday at the Osceola County Courthouse. Ninth Circuit Judge Jon B. Morgan rendered the sentence, which includes a lifetime of probation. He said that since Rios did not pull the trigger and kill Eric Roopnarine herself on the night of July 3, 2013, he did not hand down a life sentence as requested by the Orange-Osceola State Attorneys Oce. For the first time in her nearly ve-year court proceedings in the case, Rios took the stand and was heard from, noting that Roopnarine didnt deserve any of what happened to him. I think about that every day, and I pray that you may have peace, she said, directed at the victims family, present in court. The sentencing brings a judicial close to the case against Rios, 21, whom the state charged with first-degree murder and armed burglary. A jury found her guilty on both charges on April 26, 2017, aer a dierent jury could not come to a unanimous verdict in June 2016. e sentencing hearing began April 6, when members of Roopnarines family read statements or had Assistant State Attorney Gabrielle Sanders read them noting that memories are all that are le of Eric and calling Rios a heartless ringleader of the plot. Defense Attorney Michael Nichola, who sought a sentence of 15 years or less, brought psychologists to e return of MegaCon.Cosplayers, gamers, movie lovers unite for convention .Page 11.Last minute extension saves storm evacuees By Charlie Reed For the News-Gazette A last-minute extension of temporary shelter funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on March 20 prevented hundreds of Puerto Rican families from being kicked out of their government-nanced hotel rooms. Four days earlier, 1,700 of the 2,800 Hurricane Maria survivors now in Florida got notice they were no longer eligible for FEMAs Transitional Shelter Assistance, or TSA. However, they received a reprieve from the agency at the request from the government of Puerto Rico. The TSA program is housing about 3,500 families in FEMAsponsored hotels and motels across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Approximately 1,300 are in Florida. e program is set to expire May 14, but local members of the U.S. Congress are seeking for an extension that runs until the end of the school year in late May. e displaced families came to the mainland following Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico and where infrastructure and government services remain precarious in the storms aermath. FEMA already has extended the TSA funds three times. e March extension tightened restrictions on the funds, at the request of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossell, according to FEMA. Those who are staying with friends and family and those who have found housing are no longer eligible for the assistance. Puerto Ricans whose homes are being repaired by the islands emergency rebuilding eorts are also ineligible. e new eligibility conditions for TSA recipients are unreasonable. In Florida alone, 1,800 evacuees will be denied housing extension. I urge FEMA and the Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossell to extend the TSA program without any conditions until at least the end of the school year in Central Florida, Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, said in a statement Friday. Our oce is currently working with over 50 families temporarily living in hotels around Osceola, Orange, and Polk counties to help them navigate through this difficult transition. My offices caseworkers will be on site ready to help those Puerto Rican families in need. Ive also been in constant communication with the Puerto Rico Government explaining the dire situation for those in Central Florida and request prompt consideration. American lives are at stake. We have no time to waste. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, have echoed Sotos position. e three have been working together to assist the storm evacuees to assist the evacuees from Puerto Rico since they began arriving in the fall. Local and state officials also have been working on housing and employment solutions for the those who evacuated here from Puerto Rios sentenced to 30 years for 2013 murderGun buyback targets semi-automaticsLady of the lakeNEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCK Courtney Parker as Cyrena the mermaid basked in the shallow waters of East Lake Tohopekaliga during the Earth Day celebration that was held on Saturday at Ralph V. Chisolm Park in St. Cloud. For more photos, see page 24. INSIDE ONG Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. 50 CENTS WWW.AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Thursday, April 26, 2018The Guide 1Disney hiring for over 3,500 jobs.ere is full and part-time seasonal work.2 3 Osceola County History.Read about pioneers General Alfred Iverson and Joseph Tripp Burbank. Plant a tree for Arbor Day Friday.UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County is oering free trees. AROUND TOWN LOG ONFollow us at https:// www.facebook.com/ osceolanewsgazette FOLLOWFollow us on Osceola News-Gazette@ OsceolaNews TOP STORIESLOCAL Free food distribution will be Friday in Poinciana. Page 2.SPORTS All-County boys basketball. Page 7.THINGS TO DO 2018 NAMIWalks is Saturday. Page 14.Serving Osceola County for 127 Years WHERE TO FIND ITViewpoint ................4 Daily Planner ........15 Business Services ...18 WE BACK THE BLUESee Page 14 for Hot Savings with cool coupons from the local businessesSee Rios, Page 5. FILE PHOTOVictoria Rios, shown above at a previous court appearance, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday for the 2013 murder of Eric Roopnarine. See Gun, Page 5. FILE PHOTOShown above are firearms collected at a previous Osceola County Sheriffs Office gun buyback event. Hundreds of Puerto Rican families faced eviction from hotelsSee Extension Page 3.
Page 2 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, April 26, 2018 By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Fresh fruits and vegetables can be dicult for low-income families to aord. An event hosted by Rep. Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) in Poinciana Friday is hoping to change that. The state lawmaker has partnered with Farm Share, a charitable produce packinghouse that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to soup kitchens, churches and other agencies across the state. e South Florida group receives food in bulk from farmers and other vendors, and then sorts, packs, stores and ships the goods to where they are needed. Unlike most organizations that focus on canned and processed food donations, Farm Shares website states that the organization is focused on re-packing nutritious produce that would otherwise be thrown away. Farm Share has been a great partner in assisting those among us who are in need of fresh, nutritious food, La Rosa said. e state lawmaker and his staff have partnered with Farm Share in the past to host food distribution events throughout his district. Events held in Poinciana have historically drawn large crowds, according to Rocky Haag, a spokesperson for La Rosa. Haag estimates that about 800 families received help during last years food distribution. Low-income families often struggle to obtain the recommended amount fruits and vegetables, because these items tend to cost more and spoil more quickly than canned or processed foods. According to a recent study conducted by a University of Arkansas Free food distribution will be Friday in PoincianaSee Food Page 6. FILE PHOTOFarm Share will provide fresh fruits and vegetables at an event Friday in Poinciana. INSIDERS Tips and Advice from Local Professionals Tips & Advice From Local Professionals LEGAL THEInsidersTips & Advice From Local Professionals Pedestrian Safety: Tips to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents Dazi Lenoir Esquire Lyons & Lenoir1 Florida Statutes, 316.003 Denitions http://www.leg.state..us/statutes/index. cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_ String=&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.003.html2 Floridas Integrated Report Exchange System, https://resportal.com/Pages/Public/QuickStats.aspxWhile recently attending a Kissimmee community groups monthly meeting, citizens complained of vehicles speeding through their residential neighborhoods. Residents described large trucks rushing over rather large speed bumps and their concerns for the safety of playing children and pedestrians in their community. ese residents presented very valid concerns, as pedestrian accidents are increasing around Central Florida. Florida Statute 316.003, section (49) denes a Pedestrian as Any person afoot.1 As of April 17, 2018, the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Crash and Citation Reports & Statistics, website reports Osceola County having thirty-two (32) pedestrian crashes, one (1) pedestrian fatality, twenty-ve (25) bicycle crashes and two (2) bicycle fatalities.2Drivers also have certain obligations while operating their vehicles. As a driver in Florida, it is important to remember Florida Statute 316.130 Pedestrians; trac regulations. Specically, 316.130 section (15) instructs drivers to exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child. Exercising due care includes: 1. Observing the posted speed limits; 2. Noticing changes in speed in school zones; 3. Stopping at trac signals without entering the crosswalk; 4. Pay attention! Avoid driving and doing other things like using cell phones and texting; 5. Reducing speed in residential areas; and 6. Yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians. Additionally, pedestrians have to follow certain laws as well. Some safety tips for pedestrians to remember include: 1. Know and obey trac signals, rules and laws; 2. Be alert! It is important to avoid distractions such as cell phones and listening to loud music; 3. Ensure that you are visible! Wearing clothing that allows you to be seen by drivers is vital; 4. Walking facing trac helps to make pedestrians more visible to drivers; 5. Use the sidewalks; and 6. Avoid intoxication! Intoxication can impair your ability to make sound decisions, aect your response time and overall functionality. Ultimately, we all have to share the roads and have a duty to ourselves and each other to ensure that everyone remains safe. e chances of increasing the safety of our citizens, neighborhoods and our community is improved by considering these tips. LOOKING FOR A FIESTA ST? TROPICAL FORD HAS IT!Monday Saturday 8:30am-9:00pm Sunday 11:00am-6:00pmSee dealer for details. Price does not include tax, tag & dealer fee. 407-851-38009900 S. Orange Blossom Trail Orlandotropicalford.com Photos for Illustration Purposes OnlySTARTING AT2017 FORD FIESTA ST$18,690PLUS, GET 2 YEARS OF FREE OIL CHANGES!!New In Beautiful South Orlando!041918.TNG 042618.TNG
Thursday, April 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 3 Walt Disney World Resort hiring over 3,500 positionsWalt Disney World Resort is hosting its annual spring hiring event throughout the months of April and May in an eort to ll over 3,500 roles across the resort. Available positions include full-time, part-time and seasonal roles within housekeeping, transportation, lifeguard, food and beverage and many more. Candidates may apply online at WaltDisneyWorld.jobs/spring or attend one of several inperson spring jobs fairs that enable interested applicants to apply and interview on the spot. Housekeeping Hiring Days and Job Fair Housekeeping hiring days are held every Monday through Friday throughout April and May from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and on Wednesday, May 9, a housekeeping job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. all held at the Walt Disney World Resort Casting Center. Disney cast members will be available to answer questions, assist with the application process and conduct interviews on the spot. Lifeguard Job Fairs Wednesday, May 2, at Typhoon Lagoon. Candidates who are 16 years or older will interview and complete on site swim tests for an opportunity to become part of the Disney team. Bus Driver Online Job Fair Held online through May 31, candidates interested in joining a team thats always on the move can apply for available part-time and full-time roles. As part of the big spring hiring event, Disney is also oering eligible candidates various hiring bonuses of up to $3,000. Full eligibility requirements are listed at WaltDisneyWorld. jobs/spring. Walt Disney World Resort is committed to providing its cast members with opportunities to reach their professional goals through access to a wide range of benets and training in transferable skills, according to a company press release. It oers a comprehensive total rewards package inclusive of complimentary theme park admission, access to on site child care centers, cast-exclusive oerings and events, as well as discounts at select merchandise, dining and recreation locations. Full-time cast members may also be eligible to receive medical, dental and vision benets, as well as paid time o.Central Floridas unemployment rate at 3.4 percent for March e unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 3.4 percent in March. is rate was 0.4 percentage point lower than the regions year ago rate of 3.8 percent. e regions March unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage point lower than the state rate of 3.8 percent. e labor force was 1,363,429, up 39,689 over the year. ere were 46,272 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 (3.2 percent), Osceola County (3.8 percent), Seminole County (3.2 percent), and Sumter County (5.4 percent). In March, nonagricultural employment in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA was 1,286,800, an increase of 43,700 jobs (3.5 percent) over the year. e Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA had the highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in leisure and hospitality (12,300 jobs); professional and business services (8,100 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (4,500 jobs); and government (1,700 jobs) in March. e Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA had the second highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in education and health services (4,700 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (4,200 jobs); nancial activities (3,600 jobs); and manufacturing (3,200 jobs) in March. e Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA was tied for the second fastest annual job growth rate compared to all the metro areas in the state in education and health services (3.1 percent) in March. e Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA had the third highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in other services (1,500 jobs) in March. e Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA had the third fastest annual job growth rate compared to all the metro areas in the state in manufacturing (7.3 percent) in March. e manufacturing (7.3 percent); nancial activities (4.9 percent); leisure and hospitality (4.8 percent); professional and business services (3.7 percent); other services (3.4 percent); education and health services (3.1 percent); trade, transportation, and utilities (1.9 percent); and government (1.3 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 (12,300 jobs); professional and business services (8,100 jobs); education and health services (4,700 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (4,500 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (4,200 jobs); nancial activities (3,600 jobs); manufacturing (3,200 jobs); government (1,700 jobs); other services (1,500 jobs). Dollar General now open in St. Cloud Dollar Generals newest store at 3865 Friars Cove Road in St. Cloud is now open. In its new location, Dollar General will oer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices, according to a company press release. Dollar General will celebrate the stores ocial grand opening on Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the rst 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gi card and the rst 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.EXTENSIONContinued from Page 1 Rico, a majority of whom are in Central Florida. But even before the inux, the aordable housing shortage in the region has been among the most severe in the U.S. Gov. Rick Scott last week said the state has an agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to bring funds to the state for workforce housing, low-income housing and homeowner assistance funds. Its unclear how many Puerto Rican storm evacuees will stay here permanently and how many will return to the island. The government of Puerto Rico focused on getting them back to the island and not to settle in Florida, according to the Puerto Rico Federal Aairs Administration. e agencys satellite office in Florida recently moved from Kissimmee to Orlando and for months has been without a director aer Francis Ortiz resigned in January. PRFAA essentially functions as a government relations oce, working with federal, state and local ocials and business leaders. e oce rarely interacts with average citizens. While Florida ocials are working on both short-term and long-term assistance for Puerto Rican storm evacuees, it appears the government of Puerto Rico is moving in the opposite direction. PRFAA Executive Director Carlos Mercader and the oces communications department in Washington D.C. did not respond to numerous requests for comment. The Orlando PRFAA oce deferred all questions to the D.C. oce. OSCEOLA COUNTY HISTORY In 1915, at the age of 77, Joseph Tripp Burbank was known as the Champion Combination Drummer of the World according to the St. Cloud Tribune. Born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania on October 12, 1836, J.T., as he was later known, was one of nine children born to Jacob and Sophia Burbank. Nathaniel Burbank, grandfather of J.T. served from 1775 1777, ghting for American independence in the Revolutionary War. Perhaps feeling the call to defend the country his ancestor helped to form, J.T. enlisted on May 15, 1861 in Company I, 6th Regiment, 35th Infantry Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry as a Musician, serving in that position until he mustered out in 1864. Although a baker by trade, his talent as a musician would follow him throughout his life, making him a legend in the small town of St. Cloud. Joseph, his wife, Susan, and their three children moved to Oswego, New York; in the years following the war, where he continued working as a baker. He joined the Williams Post of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1888. For reasons unknown, J.T. and Susan went their separate ways, she remaining in New York and J.T. coming to Florida to reside in the Friendly Soldier City of St. Cloud. A charter member of L.L. Mitchell Post, GAR, he began giving concerts in the GAR Hall, featured as One-Man Drum Corps, playing seven instruments at one time. Admission to his performance in 1919 was advertised as and 25. Buried in Mt. Peace Cemetery in St. Cloud, Joseph T. Burbank died on December 27, 1922 and immortalized in the mural at 1019 Pennsylvania Avenue, on the north side of the American Legion building. A family tree notation states J.T. willed his drum to a grandson. ank you to our friends at the Osceola County Historical Society for providing the editorial content and photos to bring this section to you. Joseph Tripp Burbank G eneral Alfred Iverson came to Kissimmee about 1881, and lived here until he moved to Atlanta in 1910, where he subsequently died on March 31, 1911.e son of Alfred Iverson Sr., a U.S. Congressman and U.S. senator, Alfred Jr., never sought public office but was one of the trustees of the county bonds that were issued to build the Osceola County Courthouse and was the only one of the trustees that served until the last bond was taken up. He was a veteran of both the Mexican War and the War Between the States. In both wars, General Iverson distinguished himself for bravery in many battles, personally capturing the only major-general taken during by the Confederates, General Stoneman. In 1900, the General Alfred Iverson Camp of Confederate Veterans was formed in Kissimmee with a charter membership of 42. A quote from his obituary in the Kissimmee Valley Gazette reads While he was a stern disciplinarian, he never turned a deaf ear to the cares and sorrows of his soldiers, and was noted for his absolute fairness and justness in all matters either in his military or civil life. ere was no commander in the army who was closer to his men or who was obeyed more willingly or freely; he never gave an order to charge but what he was in the lead. He fought his foes to the death, but his prisoners always received just and humane treatment. Born in Clinton, Jones County, GA on February 14, 1829, to Alfred Iverson Sr. and Julia Forsyth Iverson, Alfred Jr. was raised in Columbus, GA and Washington, DC. He dropped out of military school in Alabama in August of 1847 to serve in the Mexican War as a 2nd lieutenant in a regiment of GA volunteers his father had helped equip. Aer the conict, he returned home and began a law career, then quit to become a professional soldier, eventually accepting a captaincy in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States. When the war was over he went into business in Macon, Georgia, later moving to Kissimmee to manage orange groves. Alfred was married to Harriet Harris Hutchins of Gwinnett Co., Georgia. In 1861, Harriet passed away. Alfred remarried years later in 1878 to Adela Branham, daughter of Dr. Joel Branham. Adela died in 1904, and is buried in Shingle Creek Cemetery in Kissimmee. At the time of his death, Alfred was survived by a daughter Minnie Iverson Randolph, at whose house he was living and where he died. There were also four grandchildren. Alfred is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Fulton County, Georgia. General Alfred Iverson Sources: St. Cloud Tribune July 15, 1915, March 6, 1919; Ancestry.com records; In e Shade of the Trees by Osceola County Genealogy Club. Photo Courtesy: OCHS postcard collection Sources: Kissimmee Valley Gazette, April 7, 1911; e Constitution, Atlanta, GA, April 1, 1911; Orlando Sentinel, Osceolas History by Jim Robison, August 2005 Images: OCHS photo collection; Wikipedia
Page 4 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, April 26, 2018 Ive always admired Barbara Bush. Like millions of others I was saddened to hear about her declining health and then recent death. Many television tributes and well-deserved accolades have been verbalized in recent days. Her beautiful funeral service and all that was said from their Houston Episcopal Church was a tribute to one of Americas nest ladies. I had the opportunity to have my picture taken with the rst lady many years ago. She was speaking at a banquet and my assignment was to do an opening prayer for the occasion. Being on the program aorded me the opportunity to sit close to her while she would later speak. We were meeting under a large tent and it was a breezy day. e ag was occasionally blowing into her face and so I took hold of the end of it and held it during her speech. During the course of her talk, she would begin to drive home a point about something bad the Democrats were doing or some other issue in which she had strong feelings. To accentuate her point she would preface or add a bit of declarative underscore by using the word damn. Nobody in the political crowd seemed to be bothered by the rst ladys rhetoric and of course I had heard the word before as well. During her speech, she used the word three times. Aer each time she said damn, she would stop her speech, pause and look straight at me and say, Sorry reverend and then slowly she would get back into her speech. She did that three times. I think I was her icebreaker or a bit of a punch line that day and it was OK as I smiled with her. She was very kind to me and gracious and very well received by all who were there that day. A lot has been said in admiration about Barbara Bush. I particularly admired that she told her son, Jeb, a couple of years ago that there had been enough Bushes in the White House. Of course she loved and supported her son but many of us agreed with her candor. Jeb Bush did a ne job speaking at his mothers funeral. He gave a beautiful eulogy that would make any parent proud. His question to her about her readiness to face death was touching and is something too many feel uncomfortable talking about. We want someone else to do that for us. Jeb asked her if she was ready to die. Her response was lovely. I dont want to leave your father but I do love Jesus and believe I am going to a beautiful place. Barbara Bush lived an incredible life. She and her family are a huge part of American history. Ninety two years is a long time to live but passes so quickly. Aer this, there is eternity as she and many of us believe. I didnt vote for Jeb but greatly respect that he loved his mother so much that he talked with her about the nitty gritty things of life death and the aerlife. With all of their money, history, fame and adoring fans the bottom line at the end of the road came down to a very simple but profound conversation about death and Jesus. As we all near the end of our lives, we would all be so fortunate to have someone who cares enough about us to be personal, loving and to truly give that much of a damn about us. 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. When Barbara Bush said damn YES! 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Thursday, April 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 5 042618.TNG 407-851-38009900 S. Orange Blossom TrailMon-Fri: 7:00AM 7:00PM Sat: 7:00AM 5:00PM Closed Sundaystropicalford.com Need a New Battery?$5995FromWith exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Certain models excluded. See Quick Lane service advisor for details. Expires: 5/31/18.Fast Quick Lane ServiceQuick Lane Hours:at Tropical Ford 032918.TNG RIOSContinued from Page 1 the stand on April 6, who noted that Rios IQ was on the cusp of intellectual disability and suered from a clinical level of depression. Victoria was found to be at risk for being manipulated by people who are higher functioning, Forensic Psychologist Dr. Eric Mings said. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kimberly McGrath said Rios exhibited a textbook case of childhood trauma that made her vulnerable to manipulation and exhibited depression and anxiety. Her peers attempted to sexually assault her for money, McGrath said. By phone, Laura Marvel, Rios aunt, described her as genuinely a sweet and loving person, who had a biological mother who exited her life early and a step-mother who was cold and unfeeling toward her. I saw her as nave to the ways of the world, Marvel said. e sentencing extended when a third medical expert was ill and could not attend. Police say Rios had been messaging Roopnarine, 23, earlier in the evening of his death with the prospect of committing an act of prostitution while riding from Kissimmee as Juan Muriel drove Konrad Schafers fathers SUV to his home. Schafer and David Damus were riding along. According to prosecutors, Rios knocked on Roopnarines door, and when he answered, the two others rushed in and demanded money, armed with a Hi-Point Carbineaction rie. ey eventually shot and then stabbed him. Lothar Schafer, Konrads father, bought Konrad the gun in late June 2013. e son then used it to shoot into homes and cars over the next two weeks, and reportedly shoot and kill David Guerrero, 17, on June 26. Lothar Schafer served six months in jail for making a weapon available to a minor for use in a felony. GUNSContinued from Page 1 Individuals who turn in an AR-15 or AR-10 semiautomatic rifles will receive two gift cards instead of one. Discussions of banning the AR-15 and other assault style weapons gained momentum earlier this year when a shooter used the gun to murder 17 people in Parkland, Fla. e AR-15 was also the primary weapon used at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, a movie theater in Colorado, Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, a church in Texas and the music festival shooting in Las Vegas. Most recently, Travis Reinking, 29, used an AR-15 style weapon on April 22 to open re on a Wae House in Nashville, killing four people. Guns turned in during the buyback program will be destroyed. Ocers will try to give stolen guns back to their rightful owners. Similar events are held all across Central Florida each year in conjunction with Crimeline, an anonymous crime tip hotline. Fridays event is a little different because although it mirrors the Crimeline gun buyback events, it is being independently organized by the County Commission using special grant funds. e anonymous nature of the event means that any resident can drop o any rearm, no questions asked. Deputies will not check identifications of those who participate in the buyback program. The Walmart and gas gi cards are funded by the Commissioners Betterment Grant money. Those who wish to turn in firearms should place the weapons in a plastic bag, unloaded and safely secured in the trunk of the vehicle. As drivers enter the drop off location, they are asked to remain in their vehicles until deputies remove the guns from the trunk. is years event will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at La Placita Latina Meat and Produce on 519 E. Vine St. in Kissimmee. AR-15 semiautomatic rifle
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Presented by Signage on Beverage Cart Opportunity to display corporate banner at eventPlatinum Sponsor $ 2,500Your sponsorship will provide 357 meals Opportunity to display corporate banner at event Opportunity to have a tent on the course and to display information at lunchBreakfast and/or Lunch Sponsor $1,500Your sponsorship will provide 214 meals Opportunity to display corporate banner Gold Sponsor $ 1,000Your sponsorship will provide 143 meals 1Corporate team 4 players Silver Sponsor $ 750Your sponsorship will provide 107 meals Beverage Cart (Bronze) Sponsor $ 500Your sponsorship will provide 72 meals Signage on Beverage Cart Recognition for providing beverage tickets to playersHole Sponsor $ 100Your sponsorship will provide 14 meals 1 Hole SponsorshipIn Addition All Major Sponsors Will Be Recognized By(Presenting, Platinum, Breakfast, Lunch & Gold) Company name mentioned on-site Company name mentioned in publicity for the eventCompany name mentioned in programName recognition as sponsor on websiteIncludes: Breakfast, Range Balls, Greens Fee, Cart Rental, Lunch, Open Bar, Goodie Bags, Rafe, Silent Auction & On Line AuctionRegistration FormName ____________________________________________ Company Name ___________________________________ Address _________________________________________ Phone/Fax _______________________________________ Email ___________________________________________ Team Members 1. _______________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________ 3. _______________________________________________ 4. _______________________________________________ Corporate Team Mixed Team Sponsorship Levels Presenting Sponsor $5,000 __________________ Platinum Sponsor $2,500 __________________ Breakfast Sponsor $1,500 __________________ Lunch Sponsor $1,500 __________________ Gold Sponsor $1,000 __________________ Silver Sponsor $ 750 __________________ Beverage Cart $ 500 __________________ Hole Sponsor $ 100 __________________ Method of Payment Check Cash VISA MasterCard Discover Am Exp __________________________________________________ Credit Card # Exp. Date __________________________________________________ Signature Make Checks Payable to: Osceola Council on Aging Attention: Swing for All Generations 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Deadline for Registration: April 18, 2018 Registrations may be faxed to 407-846-8726 Serving All Generations If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share call Lisa Concepcion at 407-319-9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. LISA CONCEPCIONPoinciana WriterFOODContinued from Page 2 research team and published last month in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practices, there is a strong link between obesity levels and sociodemographic factors such as race, income inequality, education level and age. Places with higher concentrations of low-income, minority populations had increased rates of obesity. Local food pantries will also be on site Friday to oer additional items to visitors, and inform them of yearround resources available in their community. Sign-up is simple and will be the day of the event, Haag said. No identification is required to receive food. You do not need to be a resident of Poinciana to attend. e event will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the Association of Poinciana Villages Community Center at 395 Marigold Ave. in Poinciana. La Rosas oce will host another Farm Share food distribution May 19 in St. Cloud. For more information, contact Haag at 407891-2555. POINCIANACelebrate Arbor Day by planting treesUF/IFAS Extension Osceola County invites the community to join them in celebrating Earth Day and National Arbor Day by planting trees around Osceola County. The program, Trees Osceola, will explain the benets of planting more trees, which includes reduce energy cost, clean air and increasing home value. Register to attend a onehour class on tree selection and planting, and you will receive a free tree to take home with you. UF/ Extension Osceola County will be at the Mary Jane Arrington Gym and Aquatic Center, 625 Country Club Drive, on Saturday. ere will be three dierent time slots 10 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Classes will be in both English and Spanish. To register, go to https:// freetreeosceola.event brite.com. Farm Shares mission is to help alleviate hunger and malnutrition by recovering fresh and nutritious food and distributing it to those who need it most. Sponsored by State Representative Mike La Rosa, Farm Share will be delivering free food on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon or until all foods have been distributed. Residents are asked to bring bags or containers for distribution, but it is not required. Farm Share will be at the Association of Poinciana Villages Community Center, 395 Marigold Ave. e Osceola County Sheriffs Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration are making it easier and safer to dispose of unneeded medications. You can turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Publix, 841 Cypress Parkway. e Ladies Club of Poincianas Yard and Cra Sale will be Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the soccer fields at Vance Harmon Park, 50 Country Club Drive. Vendors are needed. Cost is $20 per 8-by-10 foot space. Vendors must provide their own table, chair and canopy. For more information, call Shari Saunders, 863496-4415. The Association of Poinciana Villages LifeStyle recently announced its 2018 Mother and Child Paint Night. Lets Gogh Art has planned another bonding and fun event for moms and children ages 6 up. The 2018 Mother and Child Paint Event will be Wednesday, May 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tony DePalma Community Building, 395 Marigold Ave. Cost is $20 per painter. In order to participate, you must pre-register. e event has limited seating and last year it filled up quickly. To register, go to Association of Poinciana Villages Facebook page and follow the link to Mother and Child Paint Night.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 7 CONTACT KEN JACKSON OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE SPORTS EDITOR EMAIL KJACKSON@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Tennis titleCelebration boys win District 4A-5.Page 8. Sports Editor Its on to the 2018-19 basketball season for Osceolas Josh Marte. Sure, this past season ended on a down note with the Kowboys looking to repeat as Class 9A state champions, they ran into Oak Ridge in the regional nal, like they did in their 2017 title run. But in the Pioneers got the game in their own gym and, in front of over 1,000 of their loudest fans, beat the reigning champs 57-54 on the way to their own Class 9A title last month. The Kowboys led that game with a minute to go, a fact not lost on Marte, the OHS point guard looking to play in the state tournament at e Lakeland Center for a second time. at loss, it was hard to get over, I probably thought about it nonstop for a week, he said. But now? Im already excited about next year, he said. Weve got a great team moving forward. e Kowboys have threats all over the oor returning from that squad, like 6-8 center Omar Payne, outside shooting threats Jahdukiss Soto and Isaiah Palermo and slasher Armani omas. But its Marte, with his full-court vision and talent distributing the ball that makes them look a little better and keep the up-tempo Osceola attack hitting on all its high-octane cylinders. In a year where Marte averaged ** points, assists and steals keeping the Kowboys mo on the go, he is the Osceola NewsGazette Boys Basketball Player of the Year. OHS was 21-7 this year and, coming of its state championship, got every teams best game. Marte preferred it that way so they get the Kowboys best game in return. I feel like we were locked in the whole year, not just looking ahead to the playos, he said. is group just goes into practice or the next game to x any mistakes we made the one before. He said his game improved during his junior year but theres still more room for improvement. I feel like I could have played a little better last season, Marte said. I spent time aer practice, putting up extra shots and stu, trying to separate myself from other people. He said he likely learned the most last season in a game in which he didnt play. During the Sugar Bowl Invitational tournament over New Years weekend, he sat out against Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln with an injury and saw things that he normally wouldnt in the ow of the game. I got a lot out of it just watching, Marte said. It was like getting to be another coach. Harmony uses defense to top St. Cloud for OBC flag titleOsceola point guard led Kowboys attack back to 9A regional nals after title run See Marte Page 9. For the News-Gazette Baylee Richards fired a 26yard touchdown pass to Bryn Hudson and the Harmony defense intercepted four passes as the Longhorns girls ag football team defeated St. Cloud, 6-0, to capture another Orange Belt Conference Championship on Thursday at Tom Gannarelli Field. e win pushed the Longhorns to 10-2 on the season and 6-0 in OBC; the Bulldogs (11-1, 5-1) lost for the rst time this season. It was a great game and fortunately we made the big plays when we had to, Longhorn Head Coach Paul Strauch said. All the credit goes to my players and my assistant coaches. e girls did a great job of executing the game plan our coaches came up with. Harmonys score was set up midway through the second quarter when Brooke Barber intercepted St. Clouds Elly Schmidt in the end zone and returned it 56 yards to the Bulldog 26. On her first play from scrimmage, Richards lofted a perfect strike over a defender to Hudson, who caught the pass in stride and raced into the end zone. It was the only score for either team, but the Bulldogs threatened to score twice in the second half, only to turned away both times by the Longhorn defense. Early in the second half, St. Cloud drove down to the ve-yard line; only to see the drive end on Barbers second interception of the game. With time running out, the Lady Bulldogs took over on their own 16. Schmidt completed ve of six passes on a drive and ran for 16 yards to give St. Cloud a rst and goal on the Harmony 12. ree plays netted eight yards, but on a fourth and goal, Schmidt threw a lateral to receiver Rakela Cummings whose option pass to the end zone fell incomplete. Schmidt nished the game 19 for 39 for 185 yards with the four picks. Megan Messersmith caught 10 of those passes for 104 yards. Richards was 13 of 24 for 80 yards for the Longhorns. Obviously we wanted to nish the season undefeated and win the conference championship, Bulldog Head Coach Codie Nieder said. Unfortunately we just made a few more mistakes than Harmony made tonight. We mo ved the ball well, we just didnt nish our drives. Still it was a great season. We went up and won the Capital City Classic and won our rst 11 games this season, now its time to get ready for the post-season. Strauch said that beating St. Cloud for the OBC title was especially gratifying. St. Cloud remains our biggest rival in practically all sports and Coach Nieder has done a terrific job with their program, he said. Although we are not in the same district, winning the conference is always a big deal to us and the fact we had to beat an undefeated St. Cloud team on the road made it even more gratifying to our kids. District play started Tuesday for both teams, as they qualied for their district playos by going unbeaten in regular-season play. Harmony travels to East River in the A-10 tournament, while St. Cloud hosted Cypress Creek, and the winner played Tuesdays Osceola-Lake Nona winner on Wednesday at 6 for the District 2A-5 championship. Check www. aroundosceola.com for updates.NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKOsceola point guard Josh Marte, shown splitting the Vero Beach defense to go in for a layup in the Region 9A-2 quarterfinal playoffs last season, hopes to take the Kowboys on another deep playoff run OHS has reached the regional final three of the last four seasons and won the 9A state crown in 2017.NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKHarmony High flag football quarterback Baylee Richards looks downfield for a receiver in last Thursdays 6-0 win over St. Cloud that clinched the Orange Belt Conference title for the Longhorns. BOYS BASKETBALL: : Omar Payne, Isaiah Palermo, Jaduhkiss Soto. Josh Gonzales, Tyrell Pendergast. Darien Creasey. Tyreek Robinson. Reggie Mesidor. DAngelo Riascos.: Armani Thomas. Jamarcus Mickle. Charles Pierce. Jonel Aponte, Kevin Barreiro. Joel De Los Santos, Jaylen Williams.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 9 St. Cloud Run For The Green St. Cloud High School will hold its rst Run For e Green 5K on Saturday at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $20 ($10 for students) and all runners will receive an armband and an entry for rae prizes. Proceeds go to the Bulldogs weightliing program. For information email cory. email@example.com. St. Cloud High Hall of Fame banquet St. Cloud High School will hold its ninth annual athletic Hall of Fame dinner banquet and silent auction on May 4 at Royal St. Clouds Royal Crest Room. Tickets are $30 in advance, table sponsorships are $350 which includes program recognition. To reserve seats or tables, email Steanie Ansbaugh at c6923a@yahoo. com. e school is also seeking donated items for its silent auction. For information on donating items or cash, contact Chad Ansbaugh at Chad.Ansbaugh@ osceolaschools.net. St. Cloud We Dare To Care golf tourney e City of St. Cloud Public Services 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://stcloudcharitygolf. eventbrite.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-957-7326. The First Tee comes to Kissimmee e First Tee of Central Florida has added 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 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. Top Gun hoops 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. Osceola School Legacy Program e School District of Osceola County has launched a Legacy Club to promote greater community engagement. Individuals ages 60-64 will receive to $2 o admission to athletic, musical, arts, or theater performances. ose over 65 will receive to free admission. Apply at osceolaschools.net/ legacyclub. SPORTS BRIEFSSpring football begins: squads dodge Mother Nature while looking to replace graduates at starting positions By Ken Jackson Sports Editor The countys football teams wont see another team wearing another color for three more weeks, but a common opponent quickly emerged in the rst hours of spring drills: Mother Nature. St. Clouds first spring practice Monday was cut short as the Bulldogs ran o the eld in a downpour. e Gateway Panthers stopped and started twice. If this is the low point of the season, then high points must be in the future to follow, and those can start with the spring games on May 17-18. Osceola, which rumbled through the regular season undefeated, was last on the eld on Nov. 17 before this week, and lost 17-13 to eventual Class 9A state champion Dr. Phillips. e work now through the Kowboys spring game, when they host Bishop Moore on May 18, will be to replace the offensive backeld and most of the defensive line. Quarterback Braxton Jones and running backs Jakobe Thomas, Malcolm Davidson (signed with FAU) and DaNas Pinellas have moved on, as have defensive ends Dion Bergan (Wake Forest), Jordan Redmond (Virginia) and Elliot Bodre, leaving the defensive trench to be anchored by rising senior Mario Kendricks, who has gotten his own Division I looks for 2019. e countys other 2017 playo team, Gateway, was 6-5 a year ago, but Coach Marlin Roberts said the Panthers have to have a good spring to ght o the attrition that will start to occur this year when the new program at Tohopekaliga High starts to pull younger players from his roster. Weve got to nd some depth, he said. We still have our core guys, but this is going to aect us a little this year, and more the next two years. The top skill players on oense quarterback Maurice Adams, running backs Phillip Bangura and Tyrell Tyler and wide receiver Najee Freeman are all back, but nding the wide bodies to replace defensive linemen Dennis Briggs and Jeremiya Messam, who have signed with Florida State and Garden City Community College. The Panthers travel to Liberty on May 17 at 7 p.m. St. Cloud, aer muddling through a 4-6 season and missing the playoffs, will start a new chapter on oense aer the graduation of Colt Smith, who passed for 1,890 yards, the secondhighest season tally in school history. Yes we have to find a QB for sure and some other lineman to help out (offensive lineman) Nash Nelson, Bulldogs Coach Bryan Smart said. We have playmaker Seth Johnson back and that is always as good thing. We are young, but the group is excited, it has surely been a long, long oseason. The Bulldogs travel to Lake Minneola on May 17 at 7. Harmony, the countys most dynamic passing oense during a 6-4 season that saw them narrowly miss the playoffs, returns quarterback Nate Herstich, who threw for 2,361 yards, a new school record and the most in Osceola County since E.J. White went for 2,719 in 2008, and three of his top four receivers in Caleb Bass, Josh Hall and Garrett Simon. However, four offensive linemen graduated. We got rained on all day, but we got enough in, said Longhorns Coach Don Simon, entering his second season, of Monday. The Longhorns will travel to Cypress Creek on May 18, with or without a few starters. Im still missing some of my guys, Nate included, because of other sports. Itll be nice to be full strength finally, he said. Well most likely be vanilla in the Spring. Were working more on technique right now than anything else. e county has two new first-year head coaches leading programs. Liberty swapped Doug Gabriel for former St. Cloud assistant Brandon Pennington, and Poinciana replaced the departed Ken Knapczyk with Phillip Prior from Tallahassee. Prior said he had 45 players in camp at the start of the week the kids who he hopes turn around an Eagles program that was 2-8 in 2017 and has three wins total over the last three seasons. Practice has gone well, he said. We are focusing on the process of getting better at the little things each day: energy, effort, fundamentals, doing things the right way. Right now were challenging everyone to lead and compete, to make their effort and intensity contagious. Toho High will not have a spring game, but Coach Anthony Davis said he has spoken with and held events for incoming freshmen. e Tigers are scheduled to host Cypress Creek in their Kickoff Classic on Aug. 17. Osceola has a head coach, Nate Alexander, who recognizes that whatever speed Marte is playing at is what the rest of the Kowboys move at. Hes the ringleader of our group, hes pushing guys in the gym. Hes hungry, Alexander said. We go to him a lot when we need a basket. Guys trust him to make the right decision. And, the coach agrees Marte has room to grow in his upcoming senior year. Id like to see him improve his assist-toturnover ratio, Alexander said. Next year will be about getting ready to be a point guard at the next level, pushing these guys and working to be a better leader. And Marte cant wait to get started next season a nice long season that ends at The Lakeland Center, for the second time in three years, he, along with Alexander and his teammates hope. Next year I want to take my whole game to another level. MARTEContinued from Page 7. SPORTS 407-847-0339 Established in 1978 4411 Tami Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34746 CFC044170 010517.TNG New Construction Commercial & ResidentialSewer Video Camera Repair Repipe Remodels Backflow Testing
Page 10 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, April 26, 2018 Decadent desserts are often the culmination of family meals or meaningful social occasions. Dessert signals the end of special events and lets guests know it is now acceptable for them to plan their exits. Party hosts should not feel pressured to bake or create elaborate desserts. Some guests may even bring their own homemade desserts as tokens of appreciation to offer their hosts. However, for those who want to ensure there is dessert available in the event company does not bring a cake or box of cookies, the following are some ways to dress up store-bought treats to make them look like impressive desserts. Gourmet ice-cream sandwiches: Purchase ready-made cookies in your favorite varieties as well as a avor of ice cream that coordinates with the cookies (chocolate and mint works well). Allow the ice cream to soen slightly, then spoon a bit onto one cookie and sandwich the ice cream with another cookie. Place the sandwiches back into the freezer to harden and set before serving. Decadent drizzle Any dessert can look like a professionally concocted confection with a creative display. Drizzle chocolate or raspberry syrup on the plate before placing your slice of cake or pastry. Top with a dusting of confectioners sugar. Shaved chocolate Turn an ordinary brownie or sundae into something stunning with shaved chocolate. Run a vegetable peeler along the side of a favorite bar of chocolate to create a garnish. Warmed up Heat any store-bought pie before serving and top with fresh whipped cream. Your guests will swear its homemade. Dress up drab desserts Birthday party pointers to make kids, parents happy CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Childhood is filled with many memorable moments. Among the more memorable are childrens birthday parties. During their childrens formative years, parents may wrestle with ideas, themes, etiquette, and more as they plan birthday parties to remember. Hosting birthday parties that touch on all the right notes can be easier if parents follow a handful of strategies that many parents have been employing for years. Involve your child. Chances are your son or daughter has been plotting out ideas for his or her party since last years festivities ended. Ask questions about what he or she would like to do this year. Seek your childs input on the guest list and preferred theme. Playing an active roll in party planning can make kids even more excited about their birthday parties. Focus on fun and making your child feel special. Some parents feel birthday parties must be expensive and allencompassing bashes. But many children simply want parties that allow them to participate in an activity they enjoy, eat sweets and share the experience with their closest friends. 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In addition to holidays and birthdays, there are plenty of smaller occasions when its customary to give a present. Gift-giving is not always easy. Some people already seem to have it all, while others might not be forthcoming with regard to their interests or needs. But there are a few strategies gi givers can employ to simplify the giing process. Choose experiences as gis. A new gadget might be nice, but it also may lose its luster aer a few months. However, a unique experience can create memories that last a lifetime. Opt for experiences like trips, tickets to shows or sporting events. Doing new things together can solidify relationships and keep them fresh. Gi cards with a twist. Some people shy away from gi cards because they feel such cards are impersonal. However, theres no denying the convenience of gi cards, and you dont run the risk of getting the wrong item. To make gi cards more heartfelt, oer to go along on the shopping spree with the person aer giving the card. is way you can share in the experience and know that the recipient got something he or she truly loves. Gift baskets are sure winners. emed gi baskets can certainly make gi-giving easier. Once you choose a theme, its just a matter of putting together several coordinating items. Foodies can fawn over cookware and recipe ingredients, while movie bus may like a popcorn maker, candy and a streaming movie subscription. Emphasize enjoyment over price. Bigger isnt always better, and the more expensive item wont necessarily be the favorite. Tap into what the gi recipient enjoys and cater to those interests. Also, dont feel compelled to make everything even in terms of gi value. If you received a gi from this person in the past, you dont have to meet or exceed that gis value when reciprocating. Accept that theres no perfect gi. Dont set expectations that cannot be reached. Those who continually seek out the ideal gift and then try to beat that gi the next time around can make the experience more stressful than it has to be. A few simple strategies can make the process of shopping for gis go as smoothly as possible.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 11 041918.TNG By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor MegaCon is coming back to Orlando next month. The South Easts largest comics, sci-, horror, anime and gaming event, attracting more than 100,000 fans every year, will take place May 24-27 at the Orange County Convention Center. We have so much up our sleeves, we cant wait to reveal all the new and exciting programming and celebrity fun at MegaCon Orlando 2018, said Fan Expo HQ Vice President Andrew Moyes in a press release. MegaCon has a history of delivering the ultimate fan experience celebrating the best of movies, comics, TV and pop culture. Were thrilled to welcome back our fans for a family-friendly, action packed weekend of events. MegaCon will host celebrity and comic featured guests, plus Internet celebrities, cosplayers, tattoo artists and more. Some of the many celebrity guests include Jason Momoa (DC Justice League), Je Goldblum (Jurassic Park; or: Ragnarok), Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), Michael Cudlitz (e Walking Dead), Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Catherine Tate (Doctor Who), Cress Williams (Black Lightning), and e Princess Bride cast reunion featuring Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon and Wallace Shawn. Comic featured guests include Tom King (Batman), Yanick Paquette (Wonder Woman: Earth One), Peter Tomasi (Superman), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn). YouTube stars Tobuscus, e Jovenshire, Wes the Editor, Lasercorn, Sohinki and Sean Ward will also be in attendance. Panel discussions, meet-and-greets, and photo opportunities with guests will be held throughout the weekend. For a full list of guest attendees, visit www. MegaConOrlando.com/guests. Other family-friendly activities include cras, superhero meet-and-greets, coloring contests and Lego nirvana, all located in the Family Zone. MegaCon goers and super fans will have the opportunity to get fandominspired tattoos at The Ink-Fusion Empire tattoo pavillion, the only professional tattoo program that has a license agreement with Lucasfilm LTD. These artists have tattooed celebrities like Stan Lee, Dave Nestler, Arthur Suydam, James OBarr and more. New this year to MegaCon is the rst-ever cosplay competition, Master of Cosplay Grand Prix. e competition was created by Fan Expo HQ in 2018 one of the largest entertainment convention groups in North America, collectively hosting more than 500,000 fans annually at Fan Expo Canada, Fan Expo Boston, Fan Expo Vancouver, Fan Expo Dallas, Toronto Comicon, Fan Expo Calgary, Dallas Fan Days and MegaCon Tampa Bay. Cosplayers from around the country have been competing in qualifying contests for the big Master of Cosplay Grand Prix competition, Orlando being the Southeast Qualier. e Orlando event will consist of four divisions based on skill level, including Masters Division, Journeyman Division, Novice Division and Youth Division. Cosplayers will compete to win a grand prize, all-expense paid trip to Fan Expo Canada to compete in the nal round of the Master of Cosplay Grand Prix. During the nal showdown, contestants from each of the qualifying rounds will compete for $5,000 and be crowned the rst-ever Master of Cosplay Champion. The convention will take place over four days (May 24-27), with varying hours each day. ursday: 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MegaCon Same Day and Deluxe Passes tickets are available online, or at the venue throughout the event. Tickets start at $20. Four-day passes are also available. Groups of more than 25 individuals, including clubs, students groups, etc., can receive a discount on tickets. e deadline to order group tickets is May 10. Guests can extend the fun through the following weekend at Disneys Hollywood ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT AROUND OSCEOLA COUNTY & CENTRAL FLORIDA ONLINEVisit www.aroundosceola.com for the latest news. CONTACT JENNIFER DIDOMENICO OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE A&E EDITOR EMAIL JDIDOMENICO@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Cosplayers, gamers, movie lovers unite for conventionPHOTO COURTESY OF MEGACON, FAN EXPO HQThe South Easts largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event will return to the Orlando May 24-27. FRIDAY, APRIL 27 SATURDAY, APRIL 28 MOVIEOLA, Lake Eolas free Movie in the Park, will feature Disneys Coco. Activities start at 6 p.m. e movie starts at 8:15 p.m. on the East Lawn. Food will be available for purchase. All ages welcome. DISNEY ON ICE: DARE TO DREAM, presents a weekend of live entertainment, Friday through Sunday. All performances at Amway Center. Tickets range $20-$80. WINE, WOMEN & SHOES, a day of shopping and wine tasting, plus a fashion show. All proceeds benet Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. e event runs 2 to 6 p.m. For tickets, visit www.WWSOrlando.org. WHISKEY BUSINESS, hosted by Orlando Weekly at Cheyenne Saloon & Opera House. Discover the best in Scotches, bourbons and whiskeys. Sample dishes from local restaurants. For tickets, visit www. OrlandoWeeklyTickets.com FRIDAY, MAY 11 SATURDAY, MAY 12 SMOKIN BREWS, BOATS & BBQ, all day long (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.), in St. Cloud. BBQ competitions, cra beers and more. Free admission. See MEGACON, Page 12.The return of MegaCon
Page 12 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, April 26, 2018 By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Attention Wes Anderson fans and dog lovers. With the recent release of his newest lm Isle of Dogs, lm director Wes Anderson has teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society to help end euthanization in animal shelters. Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization, that believes that by working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and the community, it can end the killing and Save em All by 2025. Research shows that more than 4,100 dogs and cats are killed in Americas shelter every day, simply because they dont have a place to call home. e director-organization team is hosting the Save em All competition, in which six winners will receive a set of gures from the stopmotion lm Isle of Dogs. From the release: ISLE OF DOGS (in theaters now) tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets o alone in a miniature JuniorTurbo Prop and ies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. ere, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture. e six sets of gures are of only 100 sets ever made, and will never be sold in stores. The sets include the ve dogs and main character Atari. ey were designed and hand finished in London by the same puppet makers who created the puppets for the lm. e puppet gures are a true piece of Wes Anderson and Isle of Dogs history. I hope youll consider taking part in our fundraiser and supporting this very valuable organization, Anderson said in a YouTube video, posted to the Crowd Rise page. There is still time to enter the competition and help Save em All. Every $10 is a chance to win. All entries must be in by Monday, April 30. To enter, visit https://www.crowdrise. com/o/en/campaign/ isleofdogs.HELP SAVE THEM ALL ENTER TO WIN ISLE OF DOGS FIGURE SET Studios, as it presents Star Wars: Galactic Nights. e one-night event celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with exclusive, out-of-thisworld entertainment. Star Wars: Galactic Nights offers exclusive encounters with Star Wars characters, event-exclusive merchandise, specialty food and beverage, plus much more. New to this years event, a panel discussion with creators of Star Wars: Galaxys Edge a new land coming to the theme park in 2019. Star Wars: Galaxys Edge is expected to be set on the planet Batuu, with rides and attractions, themed eateries and character encounters. Star Wars: Galactic Nights runs 7 p.m. to midnight. Limited tickets can be purchased online, at www.DisneyWorld.com/ GalacticNights. Tickets start at $124. MEGACONContinued from Page 11 Do you have FAITH in their education? We Do. Holy Redeemer Catholic School Kissimmee, FL www.hrcschool.com (407) 870-9055 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School St. Cloud, FL www. stacschool.com (407) 957-1772ENROLLING NOWfor the academic year 2018-2019! Tour your closest Osceola Catholic School today! 042618.TNG 041918.TNG 042618.TNG 407-851-38009900 S. Orange Blossom TrailMon-Fri: 7:00AM 7:00PM Sat: 7:00AM 5:00PM Closed Sundaystropicalford.comTime to check your A/C!!$3995No cash value. Does not include Freon (if needed). Taxes extra. See Quick Lane service advisor for details. Expires 5/31/18.Fast Quick Lane ServiceQuick Lane Hours:at Tropical FordSummer will be here before you know it! Prevent problems now! with ad 010418.TNG Celebrating our 29th year in business 1424 Hamlin Avenue, Unit C | St. Cloud, FL 34771407-957-5959FREE ESTIMATES!Residential & Commercial Glass | Window Screens Vinyl Window Repair | Table Tops | Mirrors Window Repair & Balancers | Shower Enclosures Sliding Glass Doors & Door RepairWe offer hurricane protection made easy with storm panels and impact windows. We sell and install windows and doors for all your residential and commercial needs. No Paper? Delivery Problems?Just call our circulation department and they will get right on it. Be sure to leave your name, address, what the problem is, and a phone number you can be contacted at 321-402-0401
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Though Monster Jam has been revving its engines at Orlandos Camping World Stadium for more than 30 years, its ready to take its trucks to the arena. Presented by Feld Entertainment, Monster Jam Triple reat Series will make its debut appearance this fall at Orlandos Amway Center. e show will feature eight of the most talented Monster Jam drivers, competing on three dierent vehicles including Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam truck. Monster Jam is very excited to bring the actionpacked Triple reat Series to the Amway Center for the rst time this August, said Angie Richison, Feld Entertainment. Orlando Monster Jam fans will be witness to two unforgettable events featuring eight worldclass athletes competing in Monster Jam Speedsters, ATVs and everyones favorite, the Monster Jam trucks. Youre not going to want to miss the first arena Monster Jam event in Orlando this summer. 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Thursday, April 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 15 DAILYFRIDAY04-27SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Did you ever wonder about the people who lived in Osceola County and settled St. Cloud? Join us as they come alive to tell their stories. The St. Cloud Heritage Museum and Parks and Recreation Department invite you to a special presentation of Night at the Museum at 7 p.m. After the live performance, the film, Night at the Museum, will be shown. Admission is a $5.00 donation. The museum is located at 1012 Massachusetts Avenue. Come early to tour your hometown museum. For more information, call 407-957-7243 or Olive Horning at 407-414-2682. COCO Lake Eola will host Coco as its free movie in the park. Event begins at 6 p.m., the movie will start at 8:15 p.m. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Food will be available for purchase. Lake Eola Park: 512 East Washington Street in Orlando. SATURDAY04-28A 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 SCIENCE OF WINE Sip, savor and support the mission of Orlando Science Center at the 8th annual Science of Wine. e event, presented by Southern Glazers Wines and Spirits, allows you to taste 150 wines and plates from 30 food partners, all with just one ticket. Must be 21 or older to attend. More information is available at OSC.ORG/WINE 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.COM LUPUS 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. SHAKESPEARE THEATER Orlando Shakespeare eater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) has announced that LinManuel Mirandas and Quiara Alegra Hudes Tony Awardwinning musical, In the Heights will open their 30th Season. Tickets for In the Heights will go on sale June 2018. For more information call (407) 4471700 ext. 1, or visit in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). PAINT OUT Save the date for the Winter Park Paint Out Garden Party. is years event will be held at the Polasek Museum. For more information go to WINTERPARKPAINTOUT.ORGMONDAY04-30YOGA AT THE CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO Channel your inner animal during an hour-long evening yoga session at the Central Florida Zoo. Guests are asked to bring their own yoga mats. Check-in for the one-hour class is at 5:45 p.m. in the Safari Room. e class will start at 6 p.m. Cost is $20. CENTRALFLORIDAZOO.ORGSUNDAY04-29MICHELEE 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. WEDNESDAY05-02CENTRAL FLORIDA ANIMAL RESERVE Tijuana Flats (Goldenroad Road and University Boulevard) is hosting a spirit night to support the Central Florida Animal Reserve. Twenty percent of all sales between 5 and 8 p.m. will benet the reserve, a facility that serves big cats. ENCHANTED FLORIDA EXHIBITION Culture Pop! opening Enchanted Florida at the Art and History Museums in Maitland. Preview the Enchanted Florida exhibition. Elemental Arts activity for adults and kids, plus live music by e Moss Park Trio. Light bites and cash bar with wine and cra beer. Tickets are $10 at the door. Visit ARTANDHISTORY. ORG/EVENT/CULTURE-POPENCHANTED-FLORIDA 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.FRIDAY05-04TOTALLY TOTS! EXHIBIT e Osceola County Historical Society presents Totally Tots!a temporary exhibit that will run through August. e opening reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. 4155 W. Vine Street in Kissimmee. OSCEOLAHISTORY.ORGPORKYS COMEDY CLUB Porkys Comedy Club in St. Cloud is hosting a performance with headliner Jim Holder. Plus feature act BJ Odom and opener Ben Brainard. e show starts at 8:30 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. A second performance will be held on Saturday, May 5. Beer, wine, liquor, and a selection of Jimmy Bears BBQ food. Guests must be 18 years of age. For tickets and more information, visit PORKYSCOMEDYCLUB.COM RETIRED EDUCATORS GROUP (REAOC) Holds meetings at 11:30 a.m., on the second Friday of the month, Sept-May. Meeting includes a luncheon, program and business meeting. $10 per person. Barney Veal Senior Center: 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Email ginger40@earthlink. net or call 407-892-7428. SATURDAY05-05BAHIA SHRINERS CIRCUS Osceola Heritage Park is pleased to announce the 64th Bahia Shriners Circus. Tickets are on sale now, $18 for all ages and free for children ages two and under. ey can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone 800.745.3000 and at the Silver Spurs Arena Box Oce. For more information, please visit OHPARK.COMLEGO STAR WARS DAYS LEGOLAND kicks o its LEGO Star Wars Days. e theme park will unveil its newest addition to the MINILAND, featuring memorable moments from Star Wars Episode VII, enhanced with lights, sound eects and animation. Special appearances by LEGO Darth Vader. LEGO Star Wars Days include weekends in May: 5-6, 12-13, 19-20. Visit LEGOLAND.COM/FLORIDAMONDAY05-07 GATOR WEEK AT WILD FLORIDA Wild Florida is hosting its second Gator Week, May 7-12. Free admission to the Gator and Wildlife Park during Gator Week, plus family-friendly, gator-themed activities every day.FRIDAY05-11DISNEY 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.COMBOK TOWER GARDENS Bok Tower Gardens is oering free admission for National Public Gardens Day. Download the free admission voucher online, before entering: PUBLICGARDENS.ORG/ PROGRAMS/NATIONAL-PUBLICGARDENS-DAY/ ABOUT-NATIONAL-PUBLICGARDENS-DAY SATURDAY05-12 SMOKIN BREWS, BOATS & BBQ St. Cloud Main Street presents Smokin Brews, Boats & BBQ featuring P1 Power Beats. is event is packed with excitement, featuring a Cra Brew Festival, exhilarating Power Boat Races, and the Peoples Choice BQ Competition. Eat, drink and enjoy the races. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Visit STCLOUDMAINSTREET.COM WEDNESDAY05-16FLEA MARKET e Council on Aging is hosting a ea market from 8 a.m. to noon. e sale will feature a large selection of new and vintage items, and lots of jewelry all at a low price. For information, call Carmen Carasquillo at 407-483-1473. OH WONDER OH WONDER takes the stage at House of Blues Orlando at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. For tickets, visit HOUSEOFBLUES.COM/ ORLANDO 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. Wine, Women & Shoes a day of shopping and wine tasting. The event will also feature a fashion show, debuting this seasons newest trends. The highlighted Key to the Closet raffle is your chance to win a closet filled with designer handbags, accessories, household goodies and more. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, including 20 percent of every sale made in the Marketplace.WHO Everyone is invited!WHAT Wine, Women & ShoesWHEN Saturday, April 28, 2-6 p.m.WHERE The Ritz-Carlton Grande LakesTICKETS www.WWSOrlando.org ONGOINGJAZZ MEETS MOTOWN e weekly Monday jazz concerts and jazz jam sessions has a new location each Monday night: e Bella Room above Pacinos Ristorante, 5795 W. U.S. 192 from 7 to 10 p.m. e $15 cover charge includes nger food. For reservations call 407-491-5088.CRIBBAGE ON FRIDAYSe Cribbage Group at Parks and Recreation on Palm Drive welcomes anyone who would like to play or learn how to play cribbage. e group meets every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the community center. e charge is $.25 for every skunk. Winners can take the half or full pot. TAI CHI FOR HEALTH ON SATURDAYS Tai Chi for Health takes place on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Check the library calendar for classes. For more information, call Tracy at 407-900-9003. SILVER CLOUDS CHORUSe Silver Cloud Chorus meets every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at the St. Cloud Civic Center and is open to anyone who likes to sing. e repertoire includes both secular and religious songs. It is not an absolute requirement to read music; the only requirement is to enjoy group singing. e chorus preforms two concerts per year, one at Christmas and one in the Spring. For more information, contact Holly, (207) 432-9364, or Peg, (407) 892-6777.AL-ANONOpen to anyone who has been aected by the disease of alcoholism. Rebos Clubhouse, 1614 Orange Ave., St. Cloud. 10 a.m., Saturdays, Free. 407-896-4929ELKS CLUB CRIBBAGE, KARAOKEKissimmee Elks Lodge, 1655 Kings Highway, Kissimmee. Every Wednesday 5:30-9 p.m. Open to the public.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 17 OBITUARY DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY NEWS-GAZETTE IS THURSDAY AT 12 NOON Monday Saturday 8:30am-9:00pm Sunday 11:00am-6:00pmTROPICAL FORDhas yourNew Ford Fusion!See dealer for details. Vehicle must be nanced with Ford Motor Credit Company to qualify for all rebates and incentives. Price does not include tax, tag & dealer fee. 041918.TNGFROM2017 FORD FUSION$17,497Your New Ford Fusion comes with 2 Years of Free Oil Changes at Tropical Ford!New 407-851-38009900 S. Orange Blossom Trailtropicalford.com Photos for Illustration Purposes Only In Beautiful South Orlando! 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 rfntnr ttb rf ntbrf fbrf rfntbtt rr tfrfffbr nnt tfbnr tr rrntttn ntrbfnr bnrnr tn fntnrf nfnr rfntnr ttb rf ntbrf fbrf rfntbtt rr tfrfffbr nnt tfbnr tr rrntttn ntrbfnr bnrnr tn fntnrfnfnr rfntnr ttbrf ntbrf fbrfrfntbtt rr tfrfffbr nnt tfbnr tr rrntttn ntrbfnr bnrnr tn fntnrf nfnr 020118.TNG 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL 407-847-3188 www.conradandthompson.comAnd Cremation Services 062217.TNGDID YOU KNOW... A surviving spouse or child may receive a special lump-sum death payment of $255 from social security if they meet certain requirementsHonoring life with over 100 years combined experience that is dedicated to excellence in service with the highest integrity.Preplanning | Cremation Funeral Services | Veterans Services GRAHAM William T. Graham passed away on April 15, 2018 at the age of 94. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 21, 1923. He served on a Target Boat in the US Navy during World War II. He will be buried at the National Cemetery with military honors. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Esther, and children; Melissa Graham (R. Douglas) Chappell, Gary T. Graham, Randolph (Marvel) Delliveniri, Michael (Brenda) Delliveniri; nieces Nancy (Sam) Willingham and Marilyn L. King; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. William was predeceased by parents Thomas R. Graham, Mayme J. Graham; Nancy G. Breecker, sister; Mildred W. Graham, wife; Alfred Delliveniri, son. He was a long time business owner of Saint Cloud Hardware. During WW II the U.S. Navy selected him to attend the R.O.T.C. program at Princeton University. He was educated at Princeton University and General Motors Institute (Kettering University). After graduating in 1949 he moved his family to Bass Lake, Ohio and went to work as an Industrial Engineer at General Motors. In 1954 he moved his family to Florida where he entered into partnership with his father and owned and operated the Saint Cloud Hardware Store. During the 1950s and 1960s William was active in many community organizations i.e., President of the Saint Cloud Jaycees, Worthy Patron of the Order Of The Eastern Star #46, e Grand Lodge Of Free and Accepted Masons Of Florida and American Legion. He was a Saint Cloud Volunteer Firefighter, Emergency Responder and helped to operate the first rescue boat used at the Saint Cloud Lakefront. William loved the outdoors and spending time with his family. Aer selling the Saint Cloud Hardware he enjoyed traveling with his wife Ruth throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. He was the happiest when at home and surrounded by his extended family. Family and close friends are invited to share in the Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Chisholm Park, Pavilion D, Saint Cloud, Florida. Arrangements are under the care of Fisk Funeral Home and Crematory, 1107 Massachusetts Avenue, St. Cloud, FL 34769, 407-892-2155; www.sk.com. OBITUARY NOTICES passed away on April 19 ,2018. Arrangements entrusted to Mid-Florida Cremation Services. Saturday, April 22, 2018. Osceola Memory Gardens, Kissimmee, is handling the arrangements. 407-847-2494. March 10, 2018. Fisk Funeral Home, St. Cloud is handling the arrangements. 407-892-2155.For daily obituaries and services please visit www.aroundosceola.com The public is quickly learning that drug abuse goes beyond the illegal substances that are purchased on the street. Abuse of drugs extends to the prescription medications sitting in many medicine cabinets. While teenagers and young adults may be the first to be stereotyped as prescription drug abusers, seniors may have unwittingly become mixed up in one of the most misused prescription classes: opioid pain relievers. e problem of opioid abuse has been a growing issue for years. e National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates 2.1 million people in the United States suer from substance abuse of opioid pain relievers. Older patients are increasingly and repeatedly prescribed opioids to address chronic pain from arthritis, cancer and other problems that become more apparent as people age. Data from U.S. Medicare recipients found that, in 2011, roughly 15 percent of seniors were prescribed an opioid aer being discharged from the hospital. When followed up on three months later, 42 percent were still taking the medication. Fast forward to 2015, and almost onethird of all Medicare patients were prescribed opioid painkillers by their physicians, says AARP. e Canadian Institute for Health Information says adults between the ages of 45 and 64 and seniors age 65 and older had the highest rates of hospitalizations due to opioid poisoning over the past 10 years. AARP also indicates nearly three million Americans age 50 or older have started to take painkillers for reasons beyond what their doctors prescribed. Experts from the Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing warn that dependence on opioids can set in aer just a few days. Discomfort and side eects can occur when the pills are stopped. Opioids can decrease pain at rst, but many people nd they can be less eective over time. As a result, patients need to take greater amounts. Although many people can take opioids in small doses for short periods of time without problems, many nd themselves overcome by a troubling addiction. Some doctors prefer not to use opioids as a rst line of treatment for chronic pain. Another possible risk of opioids among seniors is that the medication can cause disorientation that may lead to falls and fractures. e senior care resource A Place for Mom also says that prescription narcotics may increase risk of respiratory arrest. Whats more, an older body may not absorb and filter medicines as effectively as younger bodies can. is means that older adults might become addicted to or have side eects from a prescription drug at a lower dose.Addicted seniors a serious problem: Opioid use among older population www.aroundosceola.com
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 21 View all Public Notices online www.aroundosceola.com and CONTACT : GARY LUGO EMAIL LEGALADS@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM PHONE 407-846-7600 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2016-CA-002252MF NATIONSTARMORTGAGE LLC,D/B/ACHAMPION MORTGAGECOMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THEUNKNOWNHEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES ANDALLOTHERSWHO MAYCLAIMANINTEREST INTHEESTATEOF BEULAHWHITAKER, DECEASED,etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVE N pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated February22,2017,and enteredin2016-CA-002252 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuitinand forOsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinNATIONSTAR MORTGAGELLC,D/B/A CHAMPIONMORTGAGE COMPANY,isthePlaintiff, andTHEUNKNOWNHEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEESAND ALLOTHERSWHOMAY CLAIMANINTERESTIN THEESTATEOFBEULAH WHITAKER,DECEASED; WILLIAM WHITAKER; UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA,ONBEHALFOFTHE SECRETARYOFHOUSING ANDURBANDEVELOPMENT,aretheDefendant(s). ArmandoRamirez,asthe ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,will selltothehighestandbest bidderforcashatSuite2600/ Room#2602,2Courthouse Square,Kissimmee,FL 34741,at11:00A.M.,on MAY22,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT116,OFST.CLOUD BOULEVARD,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOF,ASRECORDEDI N PLATBOOKB,PAGE63, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA,LESS RIGHT-OF-WAYFORC-31, IFANY. P ropertyAddress: 3050LAKESHORE BOULEVARD,SAINT CLOUD,FL34769 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT. Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertopa rticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDthis12thdayofApril 2018. R OBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: email@example.com By: /s/ThomasJoseph THOMASJOSEPH,Esquire FloridaBarNo.123350 CommunicationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org 16-102608-DeT April19,26,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION PursuanttoCh713.585(6) F.S.UnitedAmericanLien& Recoveryasagentw/power ofattorneywillsellthefollowingvehicle(s)tothehighest bidder;netproceedsdepositedwiththeclerkofcourt; owner/lienholderhasrightto hearingandpostbond; ownermayredeemvehicle forcashsumoflien;allauctionsheldinreserve Inspect1weekprior@ lienorfacility;cashorcashier check;18%buyerpremium; anypersoninterested,phone (954)563-1 999 Saledate: May18,2018@ 10:00a.m.,3411NW9th Ave.,FortLauderdale,FL 33309 1 ) 31928 2005Dodge VIN#:1D4HD58D05F526017 Lienor: AutomotiveService+ PlusInc.,1158E.Donegan Ave.,KissimmeeFL Telephone: 407-870-8788 LienAmt$7775.77 2) 31929 2011Cadillac VIN:1GYS3GEF8BR379828 Lienor: XtremeMotorWorks Inc.,1610No.MainSt., KissimmeeFL407-943-7486 LienAmt:$11026.26 LicensedAuctioneers FLAB422FLAU765&1911 April26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n CaseNo.:2017-CA-2317M F DITECHFINANCIALLLC, Plaintiff, vs. THEUNKNOWNHEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,GRANTEES ASSIGNEES,LIENORS CREDITORS,TRUSTEE S ANDALLOTHERSWHO MAYCLAIMANINTEREST INTHEESTATEOF EDUARDOSANCHEZ DECEASED,et.al., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO :THEUNKNOWNHEIRS BENEFICIARIES,DEVI SEES,GRANTEES,AS SIGNEES,LIENORS,CREDITORS,TRUSTEES,AND ALLOTHERSWHOMA Y CLAIMANINTERESTI N THEESTATEOFEDUARDO SANCHEZ,DECEASED whoseresidenceisunknown ifhe/she/theybeliving;andif he/she/theybedead,theunknowndefendantswhomay bespouses,heirs,devisees grantees,assignees,lienors creditors,trustees,andall partiesclaiminganinterest by,through,underoragainst theDefendants,whoarenot knowntobedeadoralive andallpartieshavingo r claimingtohaveanyright titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclose d herein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOT21,HUNTERSRIDGE ACCORDINGTOPLA T THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK10,PAGE 119,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. TOGETHERWITHA2001 LEXINGTONDOUBLEWIDE MOBILEHOMEVIN 2T630195NA,2T630195NB AND2T630195NC. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforthePlaintiff,whose addressis:6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boc a Raton,Florida33487onor beforeMAY30,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call1-(800)955-8771. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtatOsceola County,Florida,this13thday ofApril2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z CLERKofCIRCUITCOUR T By:/s/S.N AsDeputyCler k ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: email@example.com 17-038422-AdB April26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THEJUDICIALCIRCUIT INANDFOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. FILENo.:2009-GA-51P G INRE:TheGuardianship ofROSELEONARD, NOTICE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatpursuanttoSection 733.816,FloridaStatutes,the OsceolaCouncilonAging Inc.,GuardianofROSE LEONARD,hasdeposited theamountinexcessof $7,000.00intotheRegistryof theCourtaccountwiththe ClerkoftheCircuitCourtof OsceolaCounty,Florida,for thereasonsaidfundscannot bedistributedorpaidtothe lawfulownerbecauseofinabilitytofindthelawfulownerorclaimant,or,nolawful ownerisknowntoexist,or thelawfulownerorclaimant refusedtoacceptsuchfunds Six(6)monthssubsequent tothedateofthepublishing ofthisnotice;saidfundswill bedepositedwiththeChief FinancialOfficer,lessClerks Fees,ifsuchfundshavenot beenclaimedbythelawful ownerorclaimantthereof. Signedanddatedthis21st dayofMarch2018. (CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORAMIRE Z ClerkoftheCircuitCour t ofOsceolaCounty By: /s/StacieConner STACIECONNER AsDeputyCler k ProbateDivision March29,2018 April26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORID A CIVILDIVISIO N Case#:2016-CA-000088MF THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,asTrustee forthecertificateholdersof theCWABS,Inc.,ASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES SERIES2007-6, Plaintiff, vs. FELIPARIOS,andallunknownpartiesclaimingby through,underandagainst theabovenamedDefendant whoareunknowntobedead oralivewhethersaidunknownarepersons,heirs devisees,grantees,orother claimants;UNKNOWN SPOUSEOFFELIPARIOS ; OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA;TENANTI/UNKNOWN TENANT;TENANTII/UNKNOWNTENANT;TENANT III/UNKNOWNTENANT andTENANTIV/UNKNOWNTENANT,inpossessionofthesubjectreal property, Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE NoticeisherebygivenpursuanttothefinalJudgment/ orderenteredintheabove notedcase,thattheClerkof CourtofOsceolaCounty Florida,willsellthefollowing propertysituatedinOsecola County,Florida,described as: LOT33,BLOCK37 BUENAVENTURALAKES UNIT3,ASUBDIVISIO N ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT ORMAPTHEREOFASDESCRIBEDINPLATBOOK2 PAGE124THROUGH133 INCLUSIVE,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. atpublicsale,tothehighest andbestbidderforcash,at : Suite2600/Room#2602,of theOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare at11:00A.M.onMAY15 2018.Thehighestbidde r shallimmediatelypostwith theClerk,adepositequalto fivepercent(5%)ofthefinal bid.Thedepositmustb e cashorcashier'scheckpayabletotheClerkoftheCourt Finalpaymentmustbemade onorbefore4:00P.M.onthe dateofthesalebycashor cashier'scheck. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTH E PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELI S PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAY S AFTERTHESALE Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2 ) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdescribednotice;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-(800)955-8771 Tofileresponse,pleasecontactOsceolaCountyClerkof Court,2CourthouseSquare Suite2000,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-3479;Fax#:(407)7423652. DATED:April12,2018. LAWOFFICEOF GARYGASSEL,P.A. 2191RinglingBoulevard Sarasota,Florida34237 (941)952-9322 AttorneyforPlaintiff By: /s/GaryGassel GARYGASSEL,ESQUIRE FloridaBarNo.500690 April19,26,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: WHEELERENTERPRISES locatedat:1695Cassidy Drive,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityofSaint Cloud,Florida34771,intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthecorporationinteres tedinsaidbusinessenterpriseisasfollows: W HEELERPROJECTS,Inc. DATEDatSaintCloud, OsceolaCounty,Florida,on this19thdayofApril2018. April26,2018 CLAIMOFLIENNOTICE ClaimofLienandSaleof MotorVehiclesLienLawF.S 713.78,WILDERWRECKER Inc.,2021N.MainStreet Kissimmee,FL34744,(407) 846-1010,willsellforcashat aboveaddressthefollowing vehicles: 1)2005CHRYSLERSW VIN: 2C4GM48L75R560930 PursuanttoFloridaStatute 713.78,thesevehicleswillbe soldatthepublicauctionon MAY9,2018,at9:00A.M Vehiclessoldasis,sellerreservestherighttobidand guaranteesnotitles. April26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n Case#:2016-CA-001313MF CITBANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PETERBERNARD,etal, Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated May24,2017,andenteredin 2016-CA-001313MFofthe CircuitCourtoftheNINTH JudicialCircuitinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida whereinCITBANK,N.A.,is thePlaintiff,andPETER BERNARD;UNITED STATESOFAMERICA,ON BEHALFOFTHESECRETARYOFHOUSINGAND URBANDEVELOPMENT ; STATEOFFLORIDA,DEPARTMENTOFREVENUE ; CLERKOFTHECOURTOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA;FLORIDAFISHAND WILDLIFECONSERVATIONCOMMISION,arethe Defendant(s).Armand o Ramirez,astheClerkofthe CircuitCourt,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashatSuite2600/Room# 2602,2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,FL34741,at 11:00A.M.,onMAY29 2018,thefollowingde scribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgment,to wit: THENORTH60FEETOF LOTONE,TWOAN D THREE,ANDTHESOUTH 60FEETOFLOTSTHRITEEN,FOURTEEN,AND FIFTEENOFBLOCK67 OFMARYDIASUBDIVISION,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOFASRE CORDEDINPLATBOOKB PAGE67OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress: 2927PIONEERST, KISSIMMEE,FL34744 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT: Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled atnocosttoyou,tothepro visionofcertainassistance PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouar e hearingorvoiceimpaired call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDthis12thdayofApril 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 16-025698-DeT April19,26,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: SOUTHERNENTERPRISES locatedat:2687StateRoad 60,intheCountyofOsceola, intheCityofOkeechobee (YeehawJunction),Florida 34972,intendstoregisterthe saidnamewiththeDivision ofCorporationsoftheFloridaDepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepar tyinterestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: B RADLEYDISMUKES DATEDatKenansville,Floridaonthis19thdayofApril, 2018. April26,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE KISSIMMEEAUTOSALVAGEgivesNoticeofForeclosureofLienandintentto sellthesevehiclesonMAY6, 2018,at8:00A.M.,1400 HarrelsonLane,Kissimmee, Florida34741;(407-8475197),pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. KISSIMMEEAUTOSALVAGEreservestherightto acceptorrejectanyand/orall bids. 1)2007FORD VIN: 1FAHP37N07W274300 April26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORID A CIVILDIVISIO N Case#:2017-CA-001417MF BANKUNITED,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DARRENALBERTTHOMAS IMPLETON,A/K/ADARREN IMPLETON;ETAL, Defendants, NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosurefile d March5,2018,andentered inCaseNo.2017-CA-001417 MF,oftheCircuitCourtofthe 9thJudicialCircuitinandfor OSCEOLACounty,Florida whereinBANKUNITED,N.A. isPlaintiff,andDARREN ALBERTTHOMASIMPLETON,A/K/ADARREN IMPLETON;LISAJAC QUELINEIMPLETON;UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY ; HAMILTON'SRESERVE COMMUNITYASSOCI ATION,INC.,areDefendants.ARMANDORAMIREZ theClerkoftheCircuitCourt willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashI N SUITE2600/ROOM2602 OFTHEOSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE,at 2COURTHOUSESQUARE KISSIMMEEinOSCEOLA County,FLORIDA34741,at 11:00A.M.,onthe8thdayof MAY,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgment,to wit: LOT46,BAYPOINTE PHASEI,ACCORDINGTO THEMAPORPLA T THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK6,PAGE(S) 179AND180,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSO F OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. Apersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Inaccordancewiththe AmericanswithDisabilities Act,ifyouareapersonwith adisabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. DATEDonthis12thdayof April2018. By: /s/StephanieSimmonds StephanieSimmonds,Esq. Bar.No.:8540 4 Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad, Suite.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 Designatedserviceemail: firstname.lastname@example.org FileNo.17-01369-BU April19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.: 2018-DR-001030-AD. Division:Domestic. AMANDADRUMMOND, Petitioner, and TERESALARSON, Respondent NOTICEOFACTION FORPUBLICATION TO: TERESALARSON Address: UNKNOWN YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionforTerminationofParentalRights,includinghas beenfiledagainstyou.You arerequiredtoserveacopy ofyourwrittendefenses,if any,tothisactiononApril 20th,2018,Petitioner'sattorney,whoseaddressisP.O. BOX700687,SAINT CLOUD,FL34770-0687,on orbeforeApril30,2018,and filetheoriginalwiththeclerk ofthiscourtatOSCEOLA CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee. Florida34741,eitherbefore serviceonPetitioner'sattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwill heenteredagainstyoufor thereliefdemandedinthe petition. WARNING: Rule12.285, FloridaFamilyLawRulesof Procedure,requirescertain auto maticdisclosureofdocumentsandinformation.Failuretocomplycanresultin sanctions,includingdismissalorstrikingofpleadings. DATEDthis29thdayof March,2018. ( CIRCUITCOURTSEAL) ARMANDORAMIREZ CLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT By:/s/DS AsDeputyClerk April12,19,26,2018 May3,2018 NOTICE OF FOUND PROPERTY PUBLIC SALE The following is a list of items found within the City Limits of the City of Saint Cloud between 08/24/2012 and 10/10/17. If you own any of these items, please present proof of ownership to the City of Saint Cloud Police Department and the items will be returned. Unclaimed items will be sold at public sale by competitive bidding on or about May 4th, 2018. The sale will be held at Five Points Auction located at 1125 New York Avenue, Saint Cloud, Fl (407-891-9882) at 7:00pm. The sale shall be subject to any and all liens on the property and will comply with Florida State Statue 705.13. CASE # DESCRIPTION SERIAL # 12-003505 One silver in color ring, one playboy necklace Two silver in color earrings Game console disc games Brown laptop case 13-5360 Dual car radio NSA004317 16 GPS holders 13 pieces of GPS holder Two car chargers One USB cable GPS sand bag dash holder Sand bag (dash) GPS holder Tom Tom GPS R45479G0S238 Sandbag (dash) GPS holder Garmin ORL317) 71522860 One sandbag (Dash) GPS holder Garmin GPS Sandbag (dash) GPS holder Garmin GPS 715239944 Sandbag (dash) GPS holder Garmin GPS 71519860 Sandbag (dash) GPS holder Garmin GPS 71516842 Sandbag (dash) GPS holder Garmin GPS 0782100842710RF One blue/black duffel bag 14-4654 2 yellow colored bracelet metal 2 yellow colored metal rings, 1 horse shoe w/ clear stone 2 black stone 2 silver colored metals, rings w/ earrings Green stone and clear stones Yellow metal necklace w/ a USA 1 cent 1905 coin 2 silver paw print earrings, 2 pink flamingo earrings, 1 cross medallion earring, white pearl earring 14-5625 1 Magellan GPS 0837000466303 1 sirus satellite radio U41D390027J01 1 Garmin Nuui GPS Two unknown car chargers 14-5664 mans Montana watch w/ leather strap Aqualite mens watch 30mm w/ leather strap Military challenge coin bronze color Black and gray jewelry box, silver hair clip w/ diamond studs Silver lock with two keys, gold hoop earring Gold panel chip on earring, saver diamond ring (custom), silver pearl bracelet Silver bracelet (anklet), gold charm, silver necklace, silver necklace W/ gray shapes, gold necklace with clear stone, brother silver necklace, silver necklace with pear green charm, green and silver earring, gold charm Gold charm bracelet 15-2575 13 cases for cell phones, 10 cases for cell phone Unknown cell phone screen protectors 15-5849 silver bracelet with hearts wrapped around 15-5878 one white LG cell phone 16-0434 one gold in color Michael kors watch 16-0642 gold in color necklace With a gold in color heart pendant 16-0646 one car speaker 16-3427 3 watches, 2 bracelets, 2 chains, yellow One plastic bag jewelry was in 16-4421 husqvarna back pack blower 16-4583 large window box with two 10 inch speakers sony 16-4617 makita sander Milwaukee drill 0689194850 Porter cable belt sander 019191 Craftsman jig saw Black air hose Red air hose Red and green torch hoses 16-5405 blue/pink laptop bag HP pavilion laptop CNF7312HF5 Black cord 16-5570 one black i-phone 7 One gray LG cell phone One gray cell phone case 17-0650 miscellaneous tools 17-1365 Blue Next bike L030434596 17-1376 green/black Chaos 17-2366 black and blue LG phone with cracked screen 17-2462 multiple bottles of nail polish 17-2469 Next Aviator blue/silver bike L0S0139155 Murray Blue/Purple bike GK52185657 17-2811 white LG cell phone cracked 60FCYNL754215 17-3057 Black/Silver Mongoose bike SNFSD14HH3010 17-3417 1 square white box 1 silver colored cross necklace 1 gold colored ring 2 smaller cross pendants 2 unk shape 1 gold color 1 silver color 1 round silver colored pendant 17-1927 black canvas outdoor products Lime green note pad Epcot international coins w/ 12 misc coins Black leather/ canvas Black w/ red beach cruiser 28 1106601 17-3160 black PMI paintball gun 17-3601 Black Next bike LMWG010375 17-3814 Black Mountain bike 17-3925 Blue Magna bike DJEH154255 17-3935 gray/yellow bike DJGH150402 17-4081 gray Samsung tablet w/ black case 17-4242 black bike 17-4386 bridal dress veil hair clip tag Bridal dress 2-tier slip Bridal dress 17-5032 gold in color necklace with circle pendant Necklace with glass bottle 17-5158 Echo Weed Eater PAS-225T85914105098 17-5206 Mtn Sport Bike blue BC1G053596 April 19, 26, 2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-002045MF DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORAMERIQUESTMORTGAGE SECURITIESINC.,ASSETBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES ARSI2006-M3, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAELP.KUZMA,et.al., Defendant(s), NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO :MICHAELP.KUZMA andUNKNOWNSPOUSE OFMICHAELP.KUZMA, whoseresidenceisunknown andall partieshavingor claimingtohaveanyright, titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosed herein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOT173,ACADEMYROW REPLATNUMBER5OF CELEBRATIONVILLAGE UNIT2,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOFAS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK9,PAGES78-80,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis:6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boca Raton,Florida33487onor beforeMAY22,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfiledherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha di sabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtatOsceola C ounty,Florida,this3rdday ofApril2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By:/s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk ROBERTSON.ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: email@example.com 16-180362-AdB April19,26,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigneddesiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: LIVINGENGLISH ORLANDO locatedat:3420Westshore Drive,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityofSt. Cloud,Florida34772,intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thattheparties interestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: J OHNand MARCIAMOYLAN DATEDatKissimmee, OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this19thdayofApril,2018. April26,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE FELDWRECKERSERVICE givesNoticeofForeclosure ofLienandintenttosell thesevehiclesonthefollowingdatesat8:00a.m.,MAY 8,2018,at907Garden Street,Kissimmee,FL 34744-1405,pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. FELDWRECKERSERVICE reservestherighttoaccept orrejectanyand/orallbids. 1).1998DODGE VIN:2B4GP4430WR793012 April26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2017-CA-002045MF DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORAMERIQUESTMORTGAGE SECURITIESINC.,ASSETBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES ARSI2006-M3, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAELP.KUZMA,et.al., Defendant(s), NOTICEOFACTIONCONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO :MICHAELP.KUZMA andUNKNOWNSPOUSE OFMICHAELP.KUZMA, whoseresiden ceisunknown andallpartieshavingor claimingtohaveanyright, titleorinterestinthepropertydescribedinthemortgagebeingforeclosed herein. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingproperty: LOT173,ACADEMYROW REPLATNUMBER5OF CELEBRATIONVILLAGE UNIT2,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOFAS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK9,PAGES78-80,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequi redtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitoncounselforPlaintiff,whoseaddressis:6409Congress Avenue,Suite100,Boca Raton,Florida33487onor beforeMAY22,2018/(30 daysfromDateofFirstPublicationofthisNotice)andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkof thiscourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaintor petitionfil edherein. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. WITNESSmyhand andthe sealofthisCourtatOsceola County,Florida,this3rdday ofApril2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKofCIRCUITCOURT By:/s/S.N. AsDeputyClerk ROBERTSON.ANSCHUTZ, &SCHNEID,PL 6409CongressAvenue Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 PRIMARYEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 16-180362-AdB April19,26,2018
Page 22 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, April 26, 2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2018-CA-000049CI DIRECTGENERAL INSURANCECOMPANY, Plaintiffs, vs. CYNTHIAD.JOSEPH, Defendant. NOTICEOFACTION FORDECLARATORY JUDGMENT TO: CYNTHIAD.JOSEPH, 2908GRAFTONDRIVE, KISSIMMEE,FL347417778. YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionhasbeenfiledagainst youandthatyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany, toitonPLAINTIFFDIRECT GENERALINSURANCE COMPANYthro ughitscounsel RobertK.Savage,Esq. whoseaddressis412East MadisonStreet,Suite815, Tampa,FL33602onorbeforeMAY30,2018,andfile withtheclerkofthisCourt, ArmandoR.Ramirez,whose addressis2Courthouse Square,Kissimmee,FL 34741,beforeserviceon Plaintiff,orimmediately thereafter. Ifyoufailtodo so,adefaultmaybe enteredagainstforthereliefdemandedinthedeclaratoryjudgmentaction. Copiesofallcourtdocumentsinthiscase,includingorders,areavailableat theClerk'soffice.Youmay reviewthesedocuments uponrequest. YoumustkeeptheClerk oftheCircuitCourt'soffice notifiedofyourcurrentaddress.Futurepapersinthis lawsuitwillbemailedto theaddressonrecordat theClerk'soffice Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact CourtAdministrationat TwoCourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof this(describenotice);Ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-800-955-8771. D ATED:April5,2018. ARMANDOR.RAMIREZ By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk 2CourthouseSquare Kissimmec,FL34741 407-742-3500 OurFileNo.745 April19,26,2018 May3,10,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2018-CA-454OC DIVISION:___ HORIZONOFTHE SEA,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. IANGILDER;LISAGILDER; MERS,INC.,ACTING SOLELYASANOMINEEOF PINNACLEFINANCIAL CORP.,d/b/aTRISTAR LENDINGGROUP;THE BANKOFNEWYORKMELLONTRUSTCOMPANY. NATIONALASSOCIATION, F/K/ATHEBANKOFNEW YORKTRUSTCOMPANY, N.A.ASSUCCESSOROF JPMORGANCHASEBANK N.A.ASTRUSTEE;JEEVES HOLIDAYHOMES;HERITAGECROSSINGCONDOMINIUMASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION Totheabove-namedDefendants:IANGILDER;LISA GILDER;ANYUNKNOWN PERSONSCLAIMINGBY, THROUGHANDUNDER THEABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoQuiet Titletorealpropertydescribedas: UnitT-5,HeritageCrossing,aCondominiumaccordingtotheDec laration andamendmentsthereto, recordedinOfficialRecordsBook2783,Page 2180,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty, Florida,togetherwithan undividedinterestinthe commonelementsappurtenantthereto. HasbeenfiledbyPlaintiff, HORIZONOFTHESEA, LLC,andyouarerequiredto serveacopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toiton ALISAD.WILKES,Esq., 13400SuttonParkDr.S, Suite1204,Jacksonville,FL 32224,(904)620-9545within30daysafterthefir stpublicationandfiletheoriginal withtheClerkofthisCourt andPlaintiffsattorney,otherwiseadefaultandjudgment willbeenteredagainstyou forthereliefdemandedin thisPetition. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Fl orida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-417,withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisdescribednotice;ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-(800)955-8771. Witnessmyhandandthe sealofthiscourtonthis16th dayofMarch2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk AlisaD.Wilkes,Esq. Wilkes&Mee,PLLC 13400SuttonParkDr.,S, Suite1204 Jacksonville,FL32224 April5,12,19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2017-CA-2889-OC ORANGEBRANCHBAY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEEL.WESSLING, KRISTINH.WESSLING,and UNKNOWNPARTIESIN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION To :MICHAELL.WESSLING,KRISTINH.WESSLINGandUNKNOWN PARTIESINPOSSESSION 3901BlossomDewDrive Kissimmee,FE34746 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actiontoenforcealienforeclosureonthefollowingpropertyinOsceolaCounty,Florida: Lot173ofORANGEBRANCHBAY,according tothePlatthereofasrecordedinPlatBook18, Page(s)65through71,inclusive,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceoiaCounty, Florida. Alawsuithasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany, toiton CARLOSR.ARIAS, ESQUIRE ,PlaintiffsAttorney,whoseaddressis ARIASBOSINGER,PLLC, 140N.WESTMONTE DRIVE,SUITE203,ALTAMONTESPRINGS,FL 32714,withinthirty(30)days afterthefirstpublicationof thisnotice,JUNE6,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe Clerkofth isCourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded intheLienForeclosureComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Flo rida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. D ATEDonMarch22,2018. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuit andCountyCourt By:/s/SM AsDeputyClerk April12,19,26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2017-CA-2419-OC DORALPOINTEHOME OWNERSASSOCIATION INC., Plaintiff, vs. PABLOVELEZ,etal., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: ROSAM. RODRIGUEZJAIME 4619WoodfordDrive Kissimmee,FL34758 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actiontoenforcealienforeclosureonthefollowingpropertyinOsceolaCounty,Florida: Lot192,DoralPointeUnit Two,accordingtoplat thereofrecordedinPlat Book19,Pages19-21 PublicRecordsofOsceola County,Florida Alawsuithasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany toiton CARLOSR.ARIAS ESQUIRE ,PlaintiffsAttorney,whoseaddressi s ARIASBOSINGER,PLLC 140N.WESTMONTE DRIVE,SUITE203,ALTAMONTESPRINGS,FL 32714,withinthirty(30)days afterthefirstpublicationof thisnotice,MAY15,2018 andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwiseadefaultwill beenteredagainstyoufor thereliefdemandedintheLienForeclosureComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call1-(800)955-8771. DATEDonMarch23,2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z ClerkoftheCircui t andCountyCour t By:/s/SN AsDeputyCler k April12,19,26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A PROBATEDIVISIO N FileNo.2018-CP-000206 INRE:ESTATEOF JESUSANTONIOCABRA GUTIERREZ, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS (SummaryAdministration) TOALLPERSONSHAVING CLAIMSORDEMAND S AGAINSTTHEABOV E ESTATE; Youareherebynotifiedthat anOrderofSummaryAdministrationhasbeenenteredin theestateof JESUSANTONIOCABRAGUTIERREZ deceased,FileNumbe r 2018-CP-000206,bytheCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis: 2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,Florida34741; thatthedecedentsdateof deathwasSeptember14, 2014;thatthetotalvalueof theestateis$65,000.00,and thatthenamesandaddressesofthosetowhomit hasbeenassignedbysuch orderare: Name: MariaDelCarmenCabra Address: 4828AshurstStreet, Kissimmee,Florida34758 ALLINTERESTEDPERSONSARENOTIFIED THAT: Allcreditorsofthee stateof thedecedentandpersons havingclaimsordemands againsttheestateofthedecedentotherthanthosefor whomprovisionforfullpaymentwasmadeintheOrder ofSummaryAdministration, mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHINTHETIME PERIODSSETFORTHIN FLORIDASTATUTESSECTION733.702.ALLCLAIMS ANDDEMANDSNOTSO FILEDWILLBEFOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDINGANYOTHERAPPLICABLETIMEPERIOD,ANY CLAIMFILEDTWO(2) YEARSORMOREAFTER THEDECEDENT' SDATE OFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisNoticeisApril26, 2018. P ersonGivingNotice: MARIADEL CARMENCABRA 4828AshurstStreet Kissimmee,Florida34758 Attorneyfor PersonGivingNotice: NORBERTOS.KATZ, ESQUIRE FloridaBarNo.399086 425WestColonialDrive Suite104 Orlando,Florida32804 Telephone:(407)849-7072 Fax#:(407)849-7075 E-Mail:VelizLaw@TheVelizLawFirm.com Secondary:rriedel@TheVelizLawFirm.com April26,2018 May3 ,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. CIVILDIVISIO N CaseNo:2017-CA-2929M F FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCI ATION(FANNIEMAE) Plaintiff, vs. EUGENIOLETONDEUR A/K/AEUGENIOJEA N MICHELPRISCIANTELLI LETONDEUR,etal., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: EUGENIOLETON DEUR,A/K/AEUGENIO JEANMICHELPRISCIANTELLILETONDEUR LastKnownAddress: 8312FONTERADRIVE UNIT201,CHAMPIONS GATE,FL33896 CurrentResidence: UNKNOWN VERONICAALEXANDR A SALAZARMALAVE,A/K/A VERONICAMALAVE LastKnownAddress: 8312FONTERADRIVE UNIT201,CHAMPIONS GATE,FL33896 CurrentResidence: UNKNOWN YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionforForeclosureo f Mortgageonthefollowing describedproperty: UNIT20135,BUILDING35 PHASE11,PROMENADES ATBELLATRAE,ACONDOMINIUM,ACCORDING TOTHEDECLARATIONOF CONDOMINIUM,ANDALL ITATTACHMENTSAN D AMENDMENTS,ASRECORDEDINOFFICIALRECORDSBOOK3119,PAGE 1865,ASAMENDEDB Y AMENDMENTTODECLARATIONASRECORDEDIN OFFICIALRECORDS BOOK3392,PAGE2903 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA.TOGETHERWITHANUNDIVIDEDINTERESTINTHE COMMONELEMENTSAND ALLAPPURTENANCE S HEREUNTOAPPERTAININGANDSPECIFIEDIN SAIDDECLARATIONOF CONDOMINIUM. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toit,on ChoiceLegalGroup,P.A AttorneyforPlaintiff,whose addressisP.O.BOX9908 FORTLAUDERDALE,F L 33310-0908,onorbefore MAY30,2018,adatewhich iswithinthirty(30)daysafter thefirstpublicationofthis Noticeinthe OsceolaNewsGazette, andfiletheoriginal withtheClerkofthisCourt eitherbeforeserviceo n Plaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwisea defaultwillbeentere d againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding oreveit,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance Pleasecontact:inOsceola County:ADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,Fax #:407-835-5079atleast7 daysbeforeyourscheduled courtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivingnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledcourtappearance islessthan7days.Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtthis12th dayofApril2018. ARMANDORAMIREZ AsClerkoftheCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk 17-01605 April26,2018 May3,301 8 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2018-CA-454OC DIVISION:___ HORIZONOFTHE SEA,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. IANGILDER;LISAGILDER; MERS,INC.,ACTING SOLELYASANOMINEEOF PINNACLEFINANCIAL CORP.,d/b/aTRISTAR LENDINGGROUP;THE BANKOFNEWYORKMELLONTRUSTCOMPANY. NATIONALASSOCIATION, F/K/ATHEBANKOFNEW YORKTRUSTCOMPANY, N.A.ASSUCCESSOROF JPMORGANCHASEBANK N.A.ASTRUSTEE;JEEVES HOLIDAYHOMES;HERITAGECROSSINGCONDOMINIUMASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION Totheabove-namedDefendants:IANGILDER;LISA GILDER;ANYUNKNOWN PERSONSCLAIMINGBY, THROUGHANDUNDER THEABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoQuiet Titletorealpropertydescribedas: UnitT-5,HeritageCrossing,aCondominiumaccordingtotheDeclaration andamendm entsthereto, recordedinOfficialRecordsBook2783,Page 2180,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty, Florida,togetherwithan undividedinterestinthe commonelementsappurtenantthereto. HasbeenfiledbyPlaintiff, HORIZONOFTHESEA, LLC,andyouarerequiredto serveacopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toiton ALISAD.WILKES,Esq., 13400SuttonParkDr.S, Suite1204,Jacksonville,FL 32224,(904)620-9545within30daysafterthefirstpublicationand filetheoriginal withtheClerkofthisCourt andPlaintiffsattorney,otherwiseadefaultandjudgment willbeenteredagainstyou forthereliefdemandedin thisPetition. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Teleph one:(407) 742-417,withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisdescribednotice;ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-(800)955-8771. Witnessmyhandandthe sealofthiscourtonthis16th dayofMarch2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk AlisaD.Wilkes,Esq. Wilkes&Mee,PLLC 13400SuttonParkDr.,S, Suite1204 Jacksonville,FL32224 April5,12,19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CIVILDIVISION CaseNo:2017-CA-2929MF FEDERALNATIONAL MORTGAGEASSOCIATION(FANNIEMAE), Plaintiff, vs. EUGENIOLETONDEUR, A/K/AEUGENIOJEAN MICHELPRISCIANTELLI LETONDEUR,etal., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: EUGENIOLETONDEUR,A/K/AEUGENIO JEANMICHELPRISCIANTELLILETONDEUR LastKnownAddress: 8312FONTERADRIVE UNIT201,CHAMPIONS GATE,FL33896 CurrentResid ence: U NKNOWN VERONICAALEXANDRA SALAZARMALAVE,A/K/A VERONICAMALAVE LastKnownAddress: 8312FONTERADRIVE UNIT201,CHAMPIONS GATE,FL33896 CurrentResidence: UNKNOWN YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionforForeclosureof Mortgageonthefollowing describedproperty: UNIT20135,BUILDING35, PHASE11,PROMENADES ATBELLATRAE,ACONDOMINIUM,ACCORDING TOTHEDECLARATIONOF CONDOMINIUM,ANDALL ITATTACHMENTSAND AMENDMENTS,ASRECORDEDINOFFICIALRECORDSBOOK 3119,PAGE 1865,ASAMENDEDBY AMENDMENTTODECLARATIONASRECORDEDIN OFFICIALRECORDS BOOK3392,PAGE2903, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA.TOGETHERWITHANUNDIVIDEDINTERESTINTHE COMMONELEMENTSAND ALLAPPURTENANCES HEREUNTOAPPERTAININGANDSPECIFIEDIN SAIDDECLARATIONOF CONDOMINIUM. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toit,on ChoiceLegalGroup,P.A, AttorneyforPlaintiff, whose addressisP.O.BOX9908, FORTLAUDERDALE,FL 33310-0908,onorbefore MAY30,2018,adatewhich iswithinthirty(30)daysafter thefirstpublicationofthis Noticeinthe OsceolaNewsGazette, andfiletheoriginal withtheClerkofthisCourt eitherbeforeserviceon Plaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter;otherwisea defaultwillbeentered againstyouforthereliefdemandedinthecomplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommod ationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding oreveit,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. Pleasecontact:inOsceola County:ADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,Fax #:407-835-5079atleast7 daysbeforeyourscheduled courtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivingnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledcourtappearance islessthan7days.Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. WITNESSmyhandandthe sealofthisCourtthis12th dayofApril2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z AsClerkoftheCour t By:/s/S N AsDeputyCler k 17-01605 April26,2018 May3,3018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2017-CA-2889-OC ORANGEBRANCHBAY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEEL.WESSLING, KRISTINH.WESSLING,and UNKNOWNPARTIESIN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION To :MICHAELL.WESSLING,KRISTINH.WESSLINGandUNKNOWN PARTIESINPOSSESSION 3901BlossomDewDrive Kissimmee,FE34746 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actiontoenforcealienforeclosureonthefollowingpropertyinOsceolaCounty,Florida: Lot173ofORANGEBRANCHBAY,according tothePlatthereofasrecordedinPlatBook18, Page(s)65through7 1,inclusive,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceoiaCounty, Florida. Alawsuithasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany, toiton CARLOSR.ARIAS, ESQUIRE ,PlaintiffsAttorney,whoseaddressis ARIASBOSINGER,PLLC, 140N.WESTMONTE DRIVE,SUITE203,ALTAMONTESPRINGS,FL 32714,withinthirty(30)days afterthefirstpublicationof thisnotice,JUNE6,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded intheLienForeclosureComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwi tha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. D ATEDonMarch22,2018. ARMANDORAMIREZ Clerk oftheCircuit andCountyCourt By:/s/SM AsDeputyClerk April12,19,26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2017-CA-2889-OC ORANGEBRANCHBAY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEEL.WESSLING, KRISTINH.WESSLING,and UNKNOWNPARTIESIN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION To :MICHAELL.WESSLING,KRISTINH.WESSLINGandUNKNOWN PARTIESINPOSSESSION 3901BlossomDewDrive Kissimmee,FE34746 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actiontoenforcealienforeclosure onthefollowingpropertyinOsceolaCounty,Florida: Lot173ofORANGEBRANCHBAY,according tothePlatthereofasrecordedinPlatBook18, Page(s)65through71,inclusive,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceoiaCounty, Florida. Alawsuithasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany, toiton CARLOSR.ARIAS, ESQUIRE ,PlaintiffsAttorney,whoseaddressi s ARIASBOSINGER,PLLC 140N.WESTMONTE DRIVE,SUITE203,ALTAMONTESPRINGS,FL 32714,withinthirty(30)days afterthefirstpublicationof thisnotice,JUNE6,2018 andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded intheLienForeclosureComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call1-(800)955-8771. DATEDonMarch22,2018. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuit andCountyCourt By:/s/SM AsDeputyClerk April12,19,26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2017-CA-2889-OC ORANGEBRANCHBAY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEEL.WESSLING, KRISTINH.WESSLING,and UNKNOWNPARTIESIN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION To :MICHAELL.WESSLING,KRISTINH.WESSLINGandUNKNOWN PARTIESINPOSSESSION 3901BlossomDewDrive Kissimmee,FE34746 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actiontoenforcealienforeclosure onthefollowingpropertyinOsceolaCounty,Florida: Lot173ofORANGEBRANCHBAY,according tothePlatthereofasrecordedinPlatBook18, Page(s)65through71,inclusive,ofthePublicRecordsofOsceoiaCounty, Florida. Alawsuithasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany, toiton CARLOSR.ARIAS, ESQUIRE ,PlaintiffsAttorney,whoseaddressis ARIASBOSINGER,PLLC, 140N.WESTMONTE DRIVE,SUITE203,ALTAM ONTESPRINGS,FL 32714,withinthirty(30)days afterthefirstpublicationof thisnotice,JUNE6,2018, andfiletheoriginalwiththe ClerkofthisCourteitherbeforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded intheLienForeclosureComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atno costto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407)742 2417,withintwo(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis describednotice;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-(800)955-8771. DATEDonMarch22,2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z ClerkoftheCircui t andCountyCour t By:/s/S M AsDeputyCler k April12,19,26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2018-CP-000206 INRE:ESTATEOF JESUSANTONIOCABRA GUTIERREZ, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS (SummaryAdministration) TOALLPERSONSHAVING CLAIMSORDEMANDS AGAINSTTHEABOVE ESTATE; Youareherebynotifiedthat anOrderofSummaryAdministrationhasbeenenteredin theestateof JESUSANTONIOCABRAGUTIERREZ, deceased,FileNumber 2018-CP-000206,bytheCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis : 2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,Florida34741 ; thatthedecedentsdateof deathwasSeptember14 2014;thatthetotalvalueof theestateis$65,000.00,and thatthenamesandaddressesofthosetowhomit hasbeenassignedbysuch orderare: Name: MariaDelCarmenCabra Address: 4828AshurstStreet, Kissimmee,Florida34758 ALLINTERESTEDPER SONSARENOTIFIED THAT: Allcreditorsoftheestateof thedecedentandperson s havingclaimsordemands againsttheestateofthedecedentotherthanthosefor whomprovisionforfullpaymentwasmadeintheOrder ofSummaryAdministration mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHINTHETIME PERIODSSETFORTHIN FLORIDASTATUTESSECTION733.702.ALLCLAIMS ANDDEMANDSNOTSO FILEDWILLBEFOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDINGANYOTHERAPPLICABLETIMEPERIOD,ANY CLAIMFILEDTWO(2) YEARSORMOREAFTER THEDECEDENT'SDATE OFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisNoticeisApril26, 2018. PersonGivingNotice: MARIADEL CARMENCABRA 4828AshurstStreet Kissimmee,Florida34758 Attorneyfor PersonGivingNotice: NORBERTOS.KATZ, ESQUIRE FloridaBarNo.399086 425WestColonialDrive Suite 104 O rlando,Florida32804 Telephone:(407)849-7072 Fax#:(407)849-7075 E-Mail:VelizLaw@TheVelizLawFirm.com Secondary:rriedel@TheVelizLawFirm.com April26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2018-CP-000206 INRE:ESTATEOF JESUSANTONIOCABRA GUTIERREZ, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS (SummaryAdministration) TOALLPERSONSHAVING CLAIMSORDEMANDS AGAINSTTHEABOVE ESTATE; Youareherebynotifiedthat anOrderofSummaryAdministrationhasbeenenteredin theestateof JESUSANTONIOCABRAGUTIERREZ, deceased,FileNumber 2018-CP-000206,bytheCircuitCourtforOsceola County, Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis: 2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,Florida34741; thatthedecedentsdateof deathwasSeptember14, 2014;thatthetotalvalueof theestateis$65,000.00,and thatthenamesandaddressesofthosetowhomit hasbeenassignedbysuch orderare: N ame: MariaDelCarmenCabra Address: 4828AshurstStreet, Kissimmee,Florida34758 ALLINTERESTEDPERSONSARENOTIFIED THAT: Allcreditorsoftheestateof thedecedentandperso ns havingclaimsordemands againsttheestateofthedecedentotherthanthosefor whomprovisionforfullpaymentwasmadeintheOrder ofSummaryAdministration, mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHINTHETIME PERIODSSETFORTHIN FLORIDASTATUTESSECTION733.702.ALLCLAIMS ANDDEMANDSNOTSO FILEDWILLBEFOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDINGANYOTHERAPPLICABLETIMEPERIOD,ANY CLAIMFILEDTWO(2) YEARSORMOREAFTER THEDECEDENT'SDATE OFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisNoticeisApril26, 2018. PersonGivingNotice: MARIADEL CARMENCABRA 4828AshurstStreet Kissimmee,Florida34758 Attorneyfor PersonGivingNotice: NORBERTOS.KATZ, ESQUIRE FloridaBarNo.399086 425WestColonialDrive Suite104 Orlando,Florida328 04 T elephone:(407)849-7072 Fax#:(407)849-7075 E-Mail:VelizLaw@TheVelizLawFirm.com Secondary:rriedel@TheVelizLawFirm.com April26,2018 May3,2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 23 INTHECOUNTYCOURT OFTHE9thJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2018-CC-000297CL POINCIANAPORTFOLIO SERVICES,LLC,AS ASSIGNEEOFASSOCIATIONOFPOINCIANAVILLAGES,INC.,aFloridanotfor-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. LUISA.MEREDITH,etal, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: SharonR.Meredith, 203RedwoodBarkTrail, Kissimmee,FL34758 LuisA.Meredith, 203RedwoodBarkTrail, Kissimmee,FL34758 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactionhasbeen commencedagainstyouto ForecloseaClaimofLienfor unpaidAsses smentsowedto thePlaintiffonthefollowing realproperty,lyingandbeingsituatedinOsceola County,Florida,moreparticularlydescribedasfollows: LOT142,TAMARIND PARKEATCYPRESS WOODS,UNIT2,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK12,ATPAGES 176&177,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Thispropertyislocatedat thestreetaddressof: 2 03RedwoodBarkTrail, Kissimmee,FL34758 Thisactionhasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefense,ifany, upon GarfinkelWhynot Attorneys'forPlaintiff,whose addressis:300NorthMaitlandAvenue,Maitland,FL 32751,within30daysafter thefirstpublicationofthisnoticeandfiletheoriginalwith theClerkoftheCourteither beforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredagainst youforthereliefdemanded intheComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabil itywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdescribednotice;if youarehearingimpaired,call 1-(800)955-8770,Ifyouare voiceimpaired,call1-(800) 955-8771. WITNESSmyhand and SealofsaidCourtthis4th dayofApril2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk 20150-462 April19,26,2018 May3,10,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:15-CA-2312MF CARRINGTONMORTGAGE SERVICES,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JUANNAVARRO,etal., Defendants RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated August24,2016,and enteredinCaseNo.15-CA2312MF,oftheCircuitCourt oftheNinthJudicialCircuit, inandforOSCEOLACounty, Florida.CARRINGTON MORTGAGESERVICES, LLC,isPlaintiff,and JUANA. NAVARRO,areDefendants. ArmandoRamirez,Clerkof theCircuitCourtfor OSCEOLACounty,Florida willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashSUITE 2600/ROOM2602ofthe OSCEOLACountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,at11:00a.m.,on the22nddayofMAY2018, thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT6BLOCKAOFDAVIS BUNGALOWPARKACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK1PAGE101 OFTHEPUBLICRECOR DSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate oftheLisPendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactOsceola County:ADACoordinator, CourtAdministratio n, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL34741, (407)742-2417,Fax#:407835-5079,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. D ated:April19,2018. VANNESSLAWFIRM,PLC 1239E.NewportCenter Drive,Suite11 0,Deerfield Beach,Florida33442 P hone:(954)571-2031 PRIMARYEMAIL: Pleadings@vanlawfl.com /s/J.AnthonyVanNess J.AnthonyVanNess,Esq. FloridaBar#:391832 Email: TVanNess@vanlawfl.com April26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PROBATEDIVISIO N File#:2018-CP-000248PR DIVISION:Probate. INRE:ESTATEOFPEDRO JOSEROMANCOLON A/K/APEDROJ.ROMAN Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe EstateofPEDROJOSE ROMANCOLON,a/k/ a PEDROJ.ROMAN,deceased,whosedateofdeath wasDecember9,2017,is pendingintheCircuitCourt forOsceolaCounty,Florida ProbateDivision,thead dressofwhichis:2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee Florida34741.Thenames andaddressesofthePersonalRepresentativeandthe PersonalRepresentativesattorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisre quiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF THREE(3)MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFTHISNOTICE ONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis CourtWITHIN(3)MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE, ALLCLAIMSNOTSO FILEDWITHINTHETIME PERIODSETFORTHIN SECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. ThedateoffirstPublication ofthisnoticeis:April26 2018. PersonalRepresentative : /s/IleanaRoma n ILEANAROMA N 708GrapeAvenu e St.Cloud,Florida34769 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/C.D.LewisJr. C.D.LEWISJr. AttorneyforIleanaRoman FloridaBarNo.435848. LEWISandMASSEY,P.A. Attorneys-at-Law 1021MassachusettsAvenue P.O.Box701654,St.Cloud, Florida34770-1654 Telephone:(407)892-5138 Fax#:(407)892-1534 E-Mail: email@example.com m April26,2018 May3,2018 THISNOTICEWASRECORDEDINTHEOFFICIAL RECORDSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA,ON 04/19/2018,INORBOOK5319,PAGES2833-2921. MARKETABLERECORDTITLEACTNOTICE LakepointeTownhomesatBuenaventuraLakesHomeowners Association,Inc.,aFloridanot-for-profitcorporation,(hereinafterreferredtoastheAssociation),isahomeownersassociationsubjecttoChapter720,FloridaStatutes.TheAssociation herebycertifiesthatpreservationofthecovenantsorrestrictionsaffectingthelandidentifiedhereinafterhasbeen approvedbyatwo-thirdsvoteoftheAssociationsBoardof Directorsatameetingatwhichaq uorumoftheBoardwas present,priortowhichtheStatementofMarketableTitle Action(theStatement)wasmailedorhanddeliveredtothe membersoftheAssociation,alongwithduenoticeofthetime andplaceofsaidmeeting.TheAssociationherebypreserves thecovenantsorrestrictionsimposedonthelandaffectedby filingthisMarketableRecordTitleActNotice(theNotice)as follows:1.ASSOCIATION:Thenameandpostofficeaddress oftheAssociationdesiring topreservethecovenantsorrestrictionsisasfollows:LakepointeTownhomesatBuenaventura LakesHomeownersAssociation,Inc.,2180WSR434,Suite 5000,Longwood,FL32779;2.AFFIDAVITOFMAILINGOR HANDDELIVERYOFSTATEMENTOFMARKETABLETITLE ACTION:TheAffidavitofanappropriateMemberoftheBoard ofDirectorsoftheAssociationisattachedheretoasExhibit1 affirmingthattheAssociationsBoardofDirectorscausedthe Statementtobemailedorhandd eliveredtothemembersof theAssociationnotlessthanseven(7)dayspriortoandagain followingthemeetingoftheBoardofDirectors,atwhichat leasttwo-thirdsofthemembersoftheBoardofDirectorsofthe Associationvotedtoapprovethepreservationofcovenantsor restrictions,assetforthinthisNotice.TheAffidavitisattached h eretoasExhibitwiththeStatementattachedtheretoasExhibitA.;3.LANDAFFECTED:Thelegaldescription(s)ofthe landaf fectedbythisNoticeandsubjecttothecovenantsorrestrictions(theLand)is/aresetforthontheplat(s)filedinthe PublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty,Florida(thePlat(s))asfoll ows:Plat(s)/PlatBook/Page/etseq:BuenaventuraLakesLakepointeTownhomesPlatBook5Page78et.seq.79-80.Acopy ofthePlatsareattachedheretoasCompositeExhibit2.4 COVENANTSORRESTRICTIONSBEINGPRESERVED WHICHAFFECTTHELAND:ThecovenantsorrestrictionsbeingpreservedaresetforthonthePlat(s)andinthegoverning documentsidentifiedhereinafterastheGoverning Documents.CopiesoftheGoverningDocumentscontaining thecovenantsorrestrictionsbeingpreservedarerecordedin thePublicRecordsofOsceolaCounty,Florida,asfollow(s) : Document/OfficialRecordsBook/Page/etseq:Declarationof CovenantsandRestrictionsforBuenaventuraLakesLakepointeTownhomesORBook875Pg1116etseq.1117-1130 ; AmendedandRestatedArticlesofIncorporationLakepointe TownhomesatBuenaventuraLakesHomeownersAssociation Inc.ORBook875Pg1161etseq.1162-1168;ArticlesofIncorporationLakepointeTownhomesatBuenaventuraLakes HomeownersAssociation,Inc.ORBook875Pg1131etseq 1132-1140;By-LawsofLakepointeTownhomesatBuenaventuraLakesHomeownersAssociation,Inc.ORBook875Pg 1145etseq.1146-1159;LakepointeTownhomesHomeownersAssociationRules&Regulations(RevisedApril13,2002) previouslyunrecorded;LakepointeTownhomes@BVL HomeownersAssociation.,Inc.ResolutiontoAmendtheRules andRegulations(AdoptedMarch10,1992),previouslyunrecorded;PartyWallAgreementandRoofOverhangEasement ORBook875Pg1141etseq.1142-1143;DevelopersAgreement(RegardingTreeProtection)ORBook862Pg1593et seq.1594-1598;NoticeofMaintenanceAssessmentsORBook 985Pg2002.AcopyoftheseGoverningDocumentsareattachedheretoas CompositeExhibit3. Byandthroughitsundersignedauthorizedrepresentativeand p ursuanttoChapter712,FloridaStatutes,theAssociationdoes herebypreserveandextendforthemaximumdurationpermittedbylawthecovenantsorrestrictionsimposedontheLand affectedbythisNotice. INWITNESSWHEREOF,theundersignedhavesettheirhand andsealthis12thdayofApril,2018. LakepointeTownhomesatBuenaventuraLakesHomeowners Association,Inc.,aFlori danot-for-profitcorporation B y:/s/(sign)JennyMaldonado (print)President,LakepointeTownhomesatBuenaventura LakesHomeownersAssociation,Inc. Attest: /s/(sign)KittyLynneCornale (print)Secretary,LakepointeTownhomesatBuenaventura LakesHomeownersAssociation,Inc. Signed,SealedandDeliveredinthePresenceof: /s/WitnessSignNameEmmanuelFarrugia PrintName;/s/Witness SignNameLauraRiosPineiro PrintName STATEOFFLORIDA COUNTY OF________________ Theforegoingwasacknowledgedbeforemethis12dayof April,2018,byJennieMaldonado,asPresident,andKitty LynneCornale,asSecretary,ofLakepointeTownhomesat BuenaventuraLakesHomeownersAssociation,Inc.,aFlorida not-for-profitcorporation,[x]whoispersonallyknowntomeor whoproduced______________________asidentification. s/LauraRiosPineiro NOTARYPUBLICSTATEOFFLORIDA NotarySeal MyCommissionExpire s_____________ April26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHENINTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO.2017-CA-003106CI JELSITEDEVELOPMENT,INC., Plaintiff, vs. FAHADAL-TURKI, Defendant. NOTICEOFACTION-CONSTRUCTIVESERVICE TO: FAHADAL-TURKI, LastKnownAddress: P.O.BOX87433, RIYADH,11642,SAUDIARABIA andallpartieshavingorclaimingtohaveanyright,titleor interestinthepropertyhereindescribed: OsceolaCountyParcelNo.:132528000002800000a/k/a BEGATNWCORTRACTAORLANDOSUNVILLAGEPH 1APB10PG38,S8 3DEGW63.12FT,S70DEGW52.09 FT,S85DEGW48.35FT,S71DEGW192.26FT,N22DEG W15.98FT,S67DEGW49.44FT,S80DEGW114.94FT; N24DEGW71.14FT,N2DEGE24.04FT,N3DEGE 122.52FT,N10DEGE25.08FT,N7DEGE36.27FT,N12 DEGE45.73FT,N8DEGE38.73FT,N12DEGE46.67FT, N11DEGE50.93FT,N7DEGE62.76FT,N2DEGE77.15 FT,N18DEGW42.08FT,N29DEGW51.29FT,N32DEGW 51.56FT,N33DEGW43.75FT,N30DEGW64.74FT,N46 DEGW27.91FT,S85DEGW30.91FT,S46DEGW53.09 FT,N33DEGW3.42FT,N 58DEGW34.83FT,N68DEG W53.98FT,N54DEGW57.94FT,N74DEGW56.78FT,S 49DEGW28.01FT,N32DEGW23.98FT,N6.67FT,E 1047.84FTTOWR/WORLANDOVINELANDRDANDPT ONNON-TANCURVE,CONCNELY,RAD560FT(CH BEARINGS10DEGE53.39FT)SELYALONGCURVE 53.41FT,S13DEGE631.88FT,S12DEGE139.18FTTO NLINEORLANDOSUNVILLAGEPHASE1A,S78DEGW 150FT,N72DEGW188.74FTTOPOB. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatacivilactionhasbeen filedagainstyouintheCircuitCourtofOsceolaCount y,Florida.YouarerequiredtofileawrittenresponsewiththeCourt andserveacopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toiton: WilliamL.Grant, 300S.OrangeAvenue,Suite1600,Orlando, FL32801,atleastthirty(30)daysfromthedateoffirstpublication,andfiletheoriginalwiththeclerkofthiscourteither "beforeserviceonPlaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelythereafter; otherwise,adefaultwillbeenteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthecomplaint. REQUESTSF ORACCOMMODATIONS BYPERSONSWITHDISABILITIES Ifyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone: (407)742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof this(describenotice);Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimp aired,call 1-800-955-8771. WITNESSmyhandandsealofthisCourtthis12thdayof April2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ CLERKOFTHECOURT OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk April26,2018 May3,10,17,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHENINTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO.2017-CA-000127M F U.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE,FOR RESIDENTIALASSETSECURITIESCORPORATION,HOME EQUITYMORTGAGEASSET-BACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES2005-EMX1, Plaintiff, vs. MERLEE.BERKEBILE,A/K/AMERLEBERKEBILE,A/K/A MERLEEDSONBERKEBILE,A/K/AMERILEE.BERKEBILE ; REBECCAELIZABETHSTORMS,A/K/AREBECCAE BERKEBILE,A/K/AREBECCABERKEBILE;UNKNOWN SPOUSEOFMERLEE.BERKEBILE,A/K/AMERLEBERKEBILE,A/K/AMERLEEDSONBERKEBILE,A/K/AMERILEE BERKEBILE;UNKNOWNSPOUSEOFREBECCAELIZABETHSTORMS,A/K/AREBECCAE.BERKEBILE,A/K/A REBECCABERKEBILE;UNKNOWNTENANT1;UNKNOWN TENANT2;CENTRALFLORIDAEDUCATORSFEDERAL CREDITUNION, Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE Noticeisherebygiventhat,pursuanttotheFinalJudgmentof ForeclosureenteredonMarch20,2018,andtheOrderReschedulingForeclosureSale,inthiscause,intheCircuitCourt ofOsceolaCounty,Florida,theOfficeofArmandoRamirez ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,shallsellthepropertysituatedin OsceolaCounty,Florida,describedas: LOT9,BLOCKF,ST.CLOUDMANORVILLAGE,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOF,RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 1,PAGE395,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. a/k/a4775SPARROWDR, SAINTCLOUD,FL34772-8305 atpublicsale,tothehighestandbestbidder,forcash,atthe OsceolaCountyCourthouselocatedat2CourthouseSquare Suite2600,Room2602,Kissimmee,FL34741,onMAY08 2018,beginningat11:00A.M. Ifyouareapersonclaimingarighttofundsremainingafterthe sale,youmustfileaclaimwiththeclerknolaterthan60days afterthesale.Ifyoufailtofileaclaimyouwillnotbeentitledto anyremainingfunds. Ifyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceedingorevent,you areentitled,atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator,C ourtAdministration,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL34741,(407)742-2417,Fax407-8355079atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledcourtappearanceislessthan7days.Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired,call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDatSt.Petersburg,Florida,this12thdayofApril2018. eXLLegal,PLLC DesignatedEmailAddress:firstname.lastname@example.org 1242528thStreetNorth,Suite200 St.Petersburg,FL33716 TelephoneNo.(727)536-4911 AttorneyforthePlaintiff By: /s/DouglasM.Bal es D OUGLASM.BALES FBN#:0767270 888161346 April19,26,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICMEETING SUNBRIDGESTEWARDSHIPDISTRICT TheBoardofSupervisorsoftheSunbridgeStewardshipDistrict (District) willholditsregularmeetingonThursday,May 3,2018,at3:30p.m.atthe NarcoosseeCommunityCenter 5354RamblingRoad,St.Cloud,FL34771 .Acopyofthe agendaforthemeetingcanbeobtainedfromtheDistrictOffice atFishkind&Associates,12051CorporateBlvd.,Orlando,FL 32817orbyphoneat(407)382-3256.Additionally,acopyof theagenda,alongwithanymeetingmaterialsavailableinan electronicformat,maybeobtainedatwww.sunbridgestewardshipdistrict.com. Themeetingisopentothepublicandwillbeconductedin accordancewiththeprovisionsofFlor idalaw.Theremaybe occasionswhenoneormoreBoardSupervisorsorstaffmemberswillparticipatebytelephone.Themeetingmaybecontinuedinprogresswithoutadditionalnoticetoatime,date,and locationstatedontherecord.Meetingsmaybecancelledfrom timetotimewithoutadvertisednotice. Anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationstoparticipatein thismeetingisaskedtoadvisetheDistrictOfficeat(407)3823256,atleast48hoursbeforethemeeting s.Ifyouarehearing orspeechimpaired,pleasecontacttheFloridaRelayService bydialing7-1-1,or1-800-955-8771(TTY)/1-800-955-8770 (Voice),foraidincontactingtheDistrictOffice. Anypersonwhodecidestoappealanydecisionmadebythe Boardwithrespecttoanymatterconsideredatthemeetingis advisedthatthepersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedings andthataccordingly,thepersonmayneedtoensurethata verbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,in cludingthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhichtheappealisbased. C arolHarris AssistantDistrictManage r April26,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 4433, issuedonJune-01-2014,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):PAULMARTINA,TERESA MARTINAAssessedto: LegalDescription: BUENAVENTURALAKESUNIT1PB2 PG110113TRACTKCOMATSECOROFTRACTK,N53 DEGE80.54FTTO POB;N36DEGW89.70FT,N115FT,E 85FT,S163.67FT,S53DEGW39.34FTTOPOBAKALOT 7&LESSCOMATSECORTRACTK,N53DEGE80.5FT, N36DEG89.70FTTOPOB;N115FT,E85FT,S115FTW 85FTTOPOB8/25/30ParcelNo.:0725302675000K0070 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the8thdayofMay, 2 018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,March26,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:DLC,DEPUTYCLERK April5,12,19,26,2018 NOTICEOFSALE TosatisfyownerslienforrentdueinaccordancewithFlorida Statutes,TheSelf-StorageFacilityAct(Sections83.80183.809),contentsoftheleasedstorageunitsaswellasleased outsidestoragespaces(individualsidentifiedbelow),including allpersonalpropertyconsistingofmiscellaneoushousehold items,furniture,clothing,boxes,motorvehicles,boats,trailers andotheritems,willbesoldatPublicAuctiontothehighest bidder(orotherwisedis posedof)atthefollowinglocationand time: A +Safe&SecureStorage 2055E.IrloBronsonMemorialHwy.(Hwy.192) Kissimmee,Florida34744 Phone:(407)846-1720 AuctionDate:May10th,2018.Time:2:30P.M. AllunitsaresoldasisandmustbepaidforinCASHimmediatelyfollowingtheauction.Allunitsadvertisedmaynotbe availableatthetimeofauctionintheeventofsettlement betweenownerandobligatedparty. 1)ArielCharles(D313)Householdgoods 2)FreddieAl varez(C096)HouseholdGoods 3)Cynthia(Cindy)Sipes(D136)Clothing 4)ShawnWesterhof(F017)1986BMW325 5)ElizabethWebb(A017)Householditems 6)YallipInvestments,LLC(F033)1967BlackMustang(parts) 7)JoannellieDiaz(D243)householdgoods 8)MelissaMcClarren(H414)householditems 9)CesarCobian(H425)personalitems April19,26,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2211, issuedonJune-01-2014,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):ALUMNIPARTNERSIILLC Assessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV2NBD3PB3PG109BLK 1278LOT123/27/28ParcelNo.:252628611212780120 Allofsaidp ropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the8thdayofMay 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,March26,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:DLC,DEPUTYCLERK April5,12,19,26,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2309 ,issuedonJune-01-2014,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):FERNANDOALTAMIRANOAssessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV1NBD1NPB3PG2BLK 1445LOT131-27-28ParcelNo.:252628611614450130 Allofsaidpr opertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the8thdayofMay, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,March26,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCi rcuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:DLC,DEPUTYCLERK April5,12,19,26,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2496 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):ANTHONYHISMAEL EDITHAISMAELAssessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV1NBD2PB3PG28BLK 1540LOT72/27/28ParcelNo.:252628611815400070 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the8thdayofMay 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,March26,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:DLC,DEPUTYCLERK April5,12,19,26,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2394, issuedonJune-01-2014,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):EMMAESTAMPADORAssessedto: LegalDescription :POINCIANAV1NBD2PB3PG19BLK 1554LOT122/27/28ParcelNo.:252628611815540120 Allofsaidproper tybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the8thdayofMay 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,March26,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:DLC,DEPUTYCLERK April5,12,19,26,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 2510 ,issuedonJune-01-2014,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):AMYHOCHAN,BUUCHI HA,HAITRANAssessedto: LegalDescription: POINCIANAV5NBD1PB3PG144BLK 2149LOT2719/27/29ParcelNo.:252628613821490270 Al lofsaidpropertybeingintheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the8thdayofMay 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,March26,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:DLC,DEPUTYCLERK April5,12,19,26,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed NoticeisherebygiventhatMARKHFINK,theholderoftax certificateNo. 2624 ,issuedonJune-01-2015,hasfiledsaid certificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationforataxdeed tobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationisasfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):PEARLGRAY,PEARLGRAY ESTATEAssessedto: LegalDescription: MARYDIAPBBPG067BLK68N100FT LOT10ParcelNo.:022529408000680100 Allofsaidpropertybeingi ntheCountyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the8thdayofMay 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,March26,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaCounty,Florida By:DLC,DEPUTYCLERK April5,12,19,26,2018 WARNING NoticeofApplicationforTaxDeed Noticeisherebygiventhat5TWEALTHPARTNERSLP,the holderoftaxcertificateNo. 7630, issuedonJune-01-2014,has filedsaidcertificateinthisofficeandhasmadeapplicationfora taxdeedtobeissuedthereon.Thetaxcertificateinformationis asfollows:ApparentTitleholder(s):THOMASDBEHR Assessedto: LegalDescription: CANAVERALACRESIVPB2PG020 LOT112ParcelNo.:242732273500011120 AllofsaidpropertybeingintheCou ntyofOsceola,Stateof Florida. Unlesssaidcertificateberedeemedaccordingtolaw,the propertydescribedthereinwillbesoldtothehighestbidderon lineatwww.osceola.realtaxdeed.comon,the8thdayofMay, 2018at11:00a.m.Propertyissoldsubjecttoanyadditional outstandingtaxes. Datedthisday,March26,2018,publicationofthisnoticeis requested.NoticetobepublishedintheOSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,OsceolaC ounty,Florida By:DLC,DEPUTYCLERK April5,12,19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. CIRCUITCIVILDIVISIO N Case#:2017-CA-002382MF NATIONSTARMORTGAGE LLC,D/B/AMR.COOPER, Plaintiff, vs. LEONSCHULTZ,etal, Defendant(s) NOTICEOFACTION TO: LEONSCHULTZ RESIDENT: Unknown LASTKNOWNADDRESS: 44ABBEYLN,UNIT4310, DANBURY,CT06810-5241 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingdescribedproperty locatedinOSCEOLACounty Florida: Unit307,Building6,of ArtisanClubCondominium,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominiumrecordedinOfficialRecordsBook2859 Page(s)2216,andallsubsequentamendments thereto,togetherwithits undividedshareinthe commonelements,inthe PublicRecordsofOsceola County,Florida. hasbeenfiledagainstyou andyouarerequiredtoserve acopytoyourwrittendefenses,ifany,tothisaction on PhelanHallinanDia mond&Jones,PLLC ,attorneysforplaintiff,whoseaddressis:2727WestCypress CreekRoad,FortLauderdale,FL33309,andfilethe originalwiththeClerkofthe Court,within30daysafter thefirstpublicationofthisnotice,eitherbeforeorimmediatelythereafter,MAY30 2018,otherwiseadefault maybeenteredagainstyou forthereliefdemandedinthe Complaint. Thisnoticeshallbepub lishedonceaweekfortwo consecutiveweeksin The OsceolaNews-Gazette. Movantcounselcertifiesthat abonafideefforttoresolve thismatteronthemotionnoticedhasbeenmadeorthat becauseoftimeconsideration,suchefforthasnotyet beenmadebutwillbemade priortothescheduledhearing. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactth e ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatel y uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearancei s lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. Dated:April12,2018. ARMANDORAMIRE Z ClerkoftheCircuitCour t By:/s/S.N. DeputyClerkoftheCourt Copiesfurnishedto: PHELANHALLINAN, DIAMOND&JONES,PLLC 2001N.W.64thStreet, Suite100 FortLauderdale,FL33309 PH#:83790 April26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CIRCUITCIVILDIVISION Case#:2017-CA-002382MF NATIONSTARMORTGAGE, LLC,D/B/AMR.COOPER, Plaintiff, vs. LEONSCHULTZ,etal, Defendant(s) NOTICEOFACTION TO: LEONSCHULTZ RESIDENT: Unknown LASTKNOWNADDRESS: 44ABBEYLN,UNIT4310, DANBURY,CT06810-5241 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatanactiontoforecloseamortgageonthefollowingdescribedproperty locatedinOSCEOLACou nty, Florida: Unit307,Building6,of ArtisanClubCondominium,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominiumrecordedinOfficialRecordsBook2859, Page(s)2216,andallsubsequentamendments thereto,togetherwithits undividedshareinthe commonelements,inthe PublicRecordsofOsceola County,Florida. hasbeenfiledagainstyou, andyouarerequiredtoserve acopytoyourwrittendefenses,ifany,tothisaction on PhelanHallinanDiamond&Jones,PLLC ,att orneysforplaintiff,whoseaddressis:2727WestCypress CreekRoad,FortLauderdale,FL33309,andfilethe originalwiththeClerkofthe Court,within30daysafter thefirstpublicationofthisnotice,eitherbeforeorimmediatelythereafter,MAY30, 2018,otherwiseadefault maybeenteredagainstyou forthereliefdemandedinthe Complaint. Thisnoticeshallbepublishedonceaweekfortwo consecutiveweeksin The OsceolaNews-Gazette. Movantcounselcertif iesthat abonafideefforttoresolve thismatteronthemotionnoticedhasbeenmadeorthat, becauseoftimeconsideration,suchefforthasnotyet beenmadebutwillbemade priortothescheduledhearing. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactthe ADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,OsceolaCounty Courthouse, 2Courthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthanseven(7)days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. D ated:April12,2018. ARMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCircuitCourt By:/s/S.N. DeputyClerkoftheCourt Copiesfurnishedto: PHELANHALLINAN, DIAMOND&JONES,PLLC 2001N.W.64thStreet, Suite100 FortLauderdale,FL33309 PH#:83790 April26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PROBATEDIVISION File#:2018-CP-000248PR DIVISION:Probate. INRE:ESTATEOFPEDRO JOSEROMANCOLON, A/K/APEDROJ.ROMAN, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe EstateofPEDROJOSE ROMANCOLON,a/k/a PEDROJ.ROMAN,deceased,whosedateofdeath wasDecember9,2017,is pendingintheCircuitCourt forOsceolaCounty,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis:2CourthouseSquare,Ki ssimmee, Florida34741.Thenames andaddressesofthePersonalRepresentativeandthe PersonalRepresentativesattorneyaresetforthbelow. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF THREE(3)MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFT HISNOTICE ONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestate, mustfiletheirclaimswiththis CourtWITHIN(3)MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE, ALLCLAIMSNOTSO FILEDWITHINTHETIME PERIODSETFORTHIN SECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEO FDEATHIS BARRED. ThedateoffirstPublication ofthisnoticeis:April26, 2018. P ersonalRepresentative: /s/IleanaRoman ILEANAROMAN 708GrapeAvenue St.Cloud,Florida34769 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/C.D.LewisJr. C.D.LEWISJr. AttorneyforIleanaRoman FloridaBarNo.435848. LEWISandMASSEY,P.A. Attorneys-at-Law 1021MassachusettsAvenue P.O.Box701654,St.Cloud Florida34770-1654 Telephone:(407)892-5138 Fax#:(407)892-1534 E-Mail: email@example.com m April26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:15-CA-2312MF CARRINGTONMORTGAGE SERVICES,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JUANNAVARRO,etal., Defendants RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated August24,2016,and enteredinCaseNo.15-CA2312MF,oftheCircuitCourt oftheNinthJudicialCircuit, inandforOSCEOLACounty, Florida.CARRINGTON MORTGAGESERVICES, LL C,isPlaintiff,andJUANA. NAVARRO,areDefendants. ArmandoRamirez,Clerkof theCircuitCourtfor OSCEOLACounty,Florida willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashSUITE 2600/ROOM2602ofthe OSCEOLACountyCourt house,2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,at11:00a.m.,on the22nddayofMAY2018 thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT6BLOCKAOFDAVIS BUNGALOWPARKACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK1PAGE101 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate oftheLisPendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance PleasecontactOsceol a County:ADACoordinator CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL34741, (407)742-2417,Fax#:407835-5079,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. Dated:April19,2018. VANNESSLAWFIRM,PLC 1239E.Newport Center Drive,Suite110,Deerfield Beach,Florida33442 P hone:(954)571-2031 PRIMARYEMAIL: Pleadings@vanlawfl.com /s/J.AnthonyVanNess J.AnthonyVanNess,Esq. FloridaBar#:391832 Email: TVanNess@vanlawfl.com April26,2018 May3,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:15-CA-2312MF CARRINGTONMORTGAGE SERVICES,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JUANNAVARRO,etal., Defendants RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated August24,2016,and enteredinCaseNo.15-CA2312MF,oftheCircuitCourt oftheNinthJudicialCircuit, inandforOSCEOLACounty, Florida.CARRINGTON MORTGAGESERVICES, LL C,isPlaintiff,andJUANA. NAVARRO,areDefendants. ArmandoRamirez,Clerkof theCircuitCourtfor OSCEOLACounty,Florida willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashSUITE 2600/ROOM2602ofthe OSCEOLACountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,at11:00a.m.,on the22nddayofMAY2018, thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT6BLOCKAOFDAVIS BUNGALOWPARKACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK1P AGE101 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate oftheLisPendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding orevent,youareentitled,at nocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactOsceola County:ADACoordin ator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,FL34741, (407)742-2417,Fax#:407835-5079,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledcourtappearanceisless than7days.Ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. Dated:April19,2018. VANNESSLAWFIRM,PLC 1239E.NewportCenter Drive,Suite110, Deerfield Beach,Florida33442 P hone:(954)571-2031 PRIMARYEMAIL: Pleadings@vanlawfl.com /s/J.AnthonyVanNess J.AnthonyVanNess,Esq. FloridaBar#:391832 Email: TVanNess@vanlawfl.com April26,2018 May3,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE RKTOWING,INC.givesNoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthes e vehiclesonMAY9,2018at 8:00a.m.,907AGarde n Street,Kissimmee,F L 34744,pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. RKTOWING,INC.reserves therighttoacceptorreject anyand/orallbids. 1)2007FORD VIN:1FAHP34N37W324367 April26,2018 INTHECOUNTYCOURT OFTHE9thJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2018-CC-000297CL POINCIANAPORTFOLIO SERVICES,LLC,AS ASSIGNEEOFASSOCIATIONOFPOINCIANAVILLAGES,INC.,aFloridanotfor-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. LUISA.MEREDITH,etal, Defendants. 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Thispropertyislocatedat thestreetaddressof: 2 03RedwoodBa rkTrail, Kissimmee,FL34758 Thisactionhasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefense,ifany, upon GarfinkelWhynot Attorneys'forPlaintiff,whose addressis:300NorthMaitlandAvenue,Maitland,FL 32751,within30daysafter thefirstpublicationofthisnoticeandfiletheoriginalwith theClerkoftheCourteither beforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredaga inst youforthereliefdemanded intheComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdescribednotice;if youarehearingimpaired,call 1(800)955-8770,Ifyouare voiceimpaired,call1-(800) 955-8771. WITNESSmyhandand SealofsaidCourtthis4th dayofApril2018. A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk 20150-462 April19,26,2018 May3,10,2018 INTHECOUNTYCOURT OFTHE9thJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2018-CC-000297CL POINCIANAPORTFOLIO SERVICES,LLC,AS ASSIGNEEOFASSOCIATIONOFPOINCIANAVILLAGES,INC.,aFloridanotfor-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. LUISA.MEREDITH,etal, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: SharonR.Meredith, 203RedwoodBarkTrail, Kissimmee,FL34758 LuisA.Meredith, 203RedwoodBarkTrail, Kissimmee,FL34758 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatan actionhasbeen commencedagainstyouto ForecloseaClaimofLienfor unpaidAssessmentsowedto thePlaintiffonthefollowing realproperty,lyingandbeingsituatedinOsceola County,Florida,moreparticularlydescribedasfollows: LOT142,TAMARIND PARKEATCYPRESS WOODS,UNIT2,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK12,ATPAGES 176&177,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. 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A RMANDORAMIREZ ClerkoftheCourt By:/s/SN AsDeputyClerk 20150-462 April19,26,2018 May3,10,2018 INTHECOUNTYCOURT OFTHE9thJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2018-CC-000297CL POINCIANAPORTFOLIO SERVICES,LLC,AS ASSIGNEEOFASSOCIATIONOFPOINCIANAVILLAGES,INC.,aFloridanotfor-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. LUISA.MEREDITH,etal, Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION TO: SharonR.Meredith, 203RedwoodBarkTrail, Kissimmee,FL34758 LuisA.Meredith, 203RedwoodBarkTrail, Kissimmee,FL34758 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIEDthatan actionhasbeen commencedagainstyouto ForecloseaClaimofLienfor unpaidAssessmentsowedto thePlaintiffonthefollowing realproperty,lyingandbeingsituatedinOsceola County,Florida,moreparticularlydescribedasfollows: LOT142,TAMARIND PARKEATCYPRESS WOODS,UNIT2,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK12,ATPAGES 176&177,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Thispropertyislocatedat thestreetaddressof: 2 03RedwoodBa rkTrail, Kissimmee,FL34758 Thisactionhasbeenfiled againstyouandyouarerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefense,ifany, upon GarfinkelWhynot Attorneys'forPlaintiff,whose addressis:300NorthMaitlandAvenue,Maitland,FL 32751,within30daysafter thefirstpublicationofthisnoticeandfiletheoriginalwith theClerkoftheCourteither beforeserviceonPlaintiffs attorneyorimmediately thereafter;otherwiseadefaultwillbeenteredaga inst youforthereliefdemanded intheComplaint. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateintheseproceedings, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdescribednotice;if youarehearingimpaired,call 1-(800)955-8770,Ifyouare voiceimpaired,call1-(800) 955-8771. WITNESSmyhandan d SealofsaidCourtthis4th dayofApril2018. 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Page 24 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Thursday, April 26, 2018 St. Clouds Parks and Recreation Department hosted an Earth Day celebration at Ralph V. Chisolm park on Saturday. The event included music, food, vendors, kids activities and hands on demonstrations. The Parks and Recreation staff were on hand with trees and shovels for those who wished to plant them along the shore of East Lake Tohopekaliga. Top row: Denny Talbot, Dave Wegman and Valerie Anderson start digging holes to plant a few trees next to the boat ramp at Chisolm Park. Four-year-old Mila Jones from St. Cloud, finishes planting a bald cypress tree with the help of ther mother, Petra. Second row: An interactive display provided by Zypherhills 100% Natural Florida Spring Water, teaches visitors about the Florida aquifer and how to protect it. Taylor Figueroa with the Florida Native Plant Societys Pine Lilly Chapter, was on hand to answer questions about Florida friendly plants and butterfly gardens. The group also had plants on hand free for the taking. Third row: Wildflower seeds were given away by members of the Parks and Recreation staff. Amelia Davidson helps her mother, Suzi, pat down the sandy soil around a cypress tree they just planted. Right: Vendor tents along with display tents from OUC, a local 4H bee keeper, Alicia Bronson and Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center were tucked under the shade of the parks oak trees.News-Gazette Photos by Martin Maddock PLANTING TREES FOR EARTH DAY
Thursday, April 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E1 Section E April 26, 2018 Tribune Triple EWednesday, July 15, 2015 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.com Tribune Expanded Electronic EditionBY MELISSA DARABIAN Associated PressLife is busy. We dont always have the luxury of thumbing through our favorite cookbooks, marking appeal ing recipes with sticky notes for dinners sometime off in the future when we will somehow have time to saltcure a cod or dry-age a side of beef in our garage fridge. Sometimes, we just need to get dinner on the table. It doesnt have to be fancy, but it should still be tasty and nutritious. Enter the chicken leg and thigh! Often overlooked by the healthy cook due to its higher fat content, dark chicken meat is underappreciated. Yes, the dark meat has a few more grams of fat than the white meat of the breasts (a 3 1/2-ounce serving of breast meat has about 4 grams of fat, while the same amount of dark meat has just under 6 grams). And the higher cholesterol of the dark meat means the breast probably still should be in your rotation. But chicken legs and thighs are lus cious in texture and full of avor and protein (about 28 grams per serving). They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. Perhaps most impor tant of all for the busy weeknight cook is that bone-in dark meat chicken is very forgiving in terms of cooking time. Which is to say, it is very hard to overcook dark chicken meat. So on weeknights when my hus band and I both have to work and one daughter has dance and the other three have soccer, lacrosse and more soccer, I totally appreciate the forgiveness offered by the dark meat. One of my favorite weeknight chicken leg and thigh strategies is to load them up in a large plastic bag in the morning, dump in some veggies and a quick marinade, then just toss the whole thing into the refrigerator to sit all day. After work, I dump the con tents of the bag into a baking dish and pop it into the oven while I change into something more comfortable (by which I mean sweats). Dinner, done!WEEKNIGHT LEMON CHICKEN DINNER-IN-A-BAGStart to Finish: 1 hour, plus marinat ing Servings: 4 8 bone-in chicken drumsticks or thighs, or a mix 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon red pepper akes (op tional) Kosher salt and ground black pep per 1 large red or yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges 4 medium red potatoes, halved Using a paper towel in each hand to help grip the chicken pieces, remove and discard the skin by pulling it off. In a 2-gallon zip-close plastic bag, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, thyme, red pepper akes (if using), and a hefty pinch each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken, onion and potatoes, seal the bag and gently turn over several times to evenly coat the contents with the marinade. Re frigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours, turning the bag once or twice if convenient. When ready to cook, heat the oven to 375 F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Dump the con tents of the bag onto the pan, spread into an even layer, then bake uncov ered until the chicken registers 175 F at the thickest parts, about 40 minutes. If the potatoes and onions brown too quickly on one side, turn them for more even cooking. Nutrition information per serving: 610 calories; 220 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 25 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 240 mg cholesterol; 540 mg sodium; 40 g car bohydrate; 5 g ber; 5 g sugar; 55 g protein. Food Network star Melissa dArabian is an expert on healthy eating on a budget. She is the au thor of the cookbook, Supermarket Healthy. http://www.melissadarabian.netAPThis June 22, photo shows weekend lemon chicken diner in a bag in Concord, N.H. Chicken legs and thighs are luscious in texture and full of flavor and protein. They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa dArabian.APThis June 22, photo shows weekend lemon chicken diner in a bag in Concord, N.H. Chicken legs and thighs are luscious in texture and full of flavor and protein. They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. Cooking CornerIts in the bagFor crazy weeknights, dinner in a bag that isnt takeout WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At:ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH aA J J OB TH a A T I s S RIGHT FO r R YOU! Tribune Triple EWednesday, April 25, 2018 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.comTribune Expanded Electronic Edition BY EMILY SCHMALL Associated PressFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The humble pecan is being rebrand ed as more than just pie. Pecan growers and suppliers are hoping to sell U.S. consumers on the virtues of North America's only native nut as a hedge against a po tential trade war with China, the pe can's largest export market. The pecan industry is also trying to crack the fast-growing snackfood industry. The retail value for packaged nuts, seeds and trail mix in the U.S. alone was $5.7 billion in 2012, and is forecast to rise to $7.5 billion by 2022, according to market researcher Euromonitor. The Fort Worth, Texas-based American Pecan Council, formed in the wake of a new federal mar keting order that allows the indus try to band together and assess fees for research and promotion, is a half-century in the making, said Jim Anthony, 80, the owner of a 14,000-acre pecan farm near Gran bury, Texas. Anthony said that regional ri valries and turf wars across the 15-state pecan belt stretching from the Carolinas to California made such a union impossible until recently, when demand for pecans exploded in Asian markets. Until 2007, most U.S. pecans were consumed domestically, according to Daniel Zedan, president of Nature's Finest Foods, a market ing group. By 2009, China was buying about a third of the U.S. crop. The pecan is the only tree nut in digenous to North America, grow ers say. Sixteenth-century Span ish explore Cabeza de Vaca wrote about tasting the nut during his encounters with Native American tribes in South Texas. The name is French explorers' phonetic spelling of the native word "pakan," mean ing hard-shelled nut. Facing growing competition from pecan producers in South Af rica, Mexico and Australia, U.S. producers are also riding the wave of the Trump Administration's poli cies to promote American-made goods. Most American kids grow up with peanut butter but peanuts probably originated in South Amer ica. Almonds are native to Asia and pistachios to the Middle East. The pecan council is funding academic research to show that their nuts are just as nutritious. The council on Wednesday will debut a new logo: "American Pe cans: The Original Supernut." Rodney Myers, who manages operations at Anthony's pecan farm, credits the pecan's growing cachet in China and elsewhere in Asia with its association to rustic Americana "the oileld, cowboys, the Wild West they associate all these things with the North American nut," he said. China earlier this month released a list of American products that could face tariffs in retaliation for proposed U.S. tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. Fresh and dried nuts including the pecan could be slapped with a 15-per cent tariff, according to the list. To counter that risk, the pecan council is using some of the $8 million in production-based assessments it's collected since the marketing order was passed to promote the versatility of the tree nut beyond pecan pie at Thanksgiving. While Chinese demand pushed up prices it also drove away American consumers. By January 2013, prices had dropped 50 percent from their peak in 2011, according to Ze dan. U.S. growers and processers were nally able in 2016 to pass a marketing order to better control pecan production and prices. Authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, federal marketing orders help pro ducers and handlers standardize packaging, impose quality control and fund research, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees 28 other fruit, vegetable and specialty marketing or ders, in addition to the pecan order. Critics charge that the orders in terfere with the price signals of a free, unfettered private market. "What you've created instead is a government-sanctioned cartel," said Daren Bakst, an agricultural policy researcher at the conservative Heritage Foundation. Before the almond industry passed its own federal marketing order in 1950, fewer almonds than pecans were sold, according to pe can council chair Mike Adams, who cultivates 600 acres of pecan trees near Caldwell, Texas. Now, while almonds appear in everything from cereal to milk substitutes, Adams calls the pecan "the forgotten nut." "We're so excited to have an identity, to break out of the pie shell," said Molly Willis, a member of the council who owns an 80-acre pecan farm in Albany, Georgia, a supple ment to her husband's family's pea nut-processing business.US pecan growers seek to break out of the pie shell BY KATIE WORKMAN Associated PressOregano, lemon, garlic, glugs of olive oil ... these are just a few of the ingredients that make Greek food so appealing. They match up well with all sorts of other hero ingredients, from po tatoes to chicken to seafood. In this recipe, chicken gets a nice soak in a Greek marinade with all of those delicious a vors and then is simply roasted in the oven. You can use that time to putter around making a salad, and trying to get someone else to set the table. Try serving them up with some simply cooked millet or orzo, and a very lightly dressed baby greens salad. Boneless chicken breasts with the skin left on have a few really good things going for them. One, the skin keeps the chicken moist as it cooks. Two, the skin crisps up in the hot oven, and I know of few chicken-liking people who don't covet the crispy skin. Three, the absence of the bone allows the chicken to cook more quickly than bone-in chicken. Boneless chicken breasts with the skin are not always easy to nd pre-packaged in the supermarket, but you can ask the butcher to cut the bones out for you. You can also, of course do it yourself with a steady hand and a very sharp knife, but feel no shame if this isn't within your comfort zone. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are also just ne, and if you want to use bone-in chicken breasts, just add anoth er 15 to 20 minutes of cooking time. You could serve these with some wedges of lemon in case people want one last hit of fresh, tart citrus.GREEK ROASTED CHICKEN BREASTSServes 4 Start to nish: 30 minutes plus marinating time 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons kosher or coarse salt teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 boneless skin-on chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each) Lemon wedges to serve In a large bowl, container or sturdy zipper-top bag, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, salt and pep per. Stir or shake to combine thoroughly. Add the chicken, turn it to coat well, and then cover or seal and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours (or even up to 2 days). Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed bak ing sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cook ing spray. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the baking sheet skin side up. Roast for about 25 minutes until cooked though. Serve hot, warm or cold, with lemon wedges if desired. Nutrition information per serving: 221 calories; 103 calo ries from fat; 12 g fat (2 g satu rated; 0 g trans fats); 86 mg cholesterol; 654 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0 g ber; 0 g sugar; 27 g protein.Cooking on a DeadlineGreek roasted chicken breasts are sure to please APThis 2018 photo shows Greek roasted chicken breasts in New York APJim Anthony, the owner of a 14,000-acre pecan farm near Granbury, Texas, displays bud break on a tree Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Anthony is part of a newly formed council of U.S. commercial pecan growers hop ing to increase domestic demand of North Americas only native nut as a hedge against rising tariffs with China, the biggest export market for American pecans. Triple E
Page E2, AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com APThis undated photo provided by South Korea Presidential Blue House Tuesday, April 24, 2018, shows what the office describes as a Korean re-interpretation of the Swiss potato dish rosti. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served a nod to his Swiss school days following a high-stakes meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the future of his nukes. CITIZEN TRIBUNE FoodEEE-2 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 BY KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated PressSEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served a nod to his Swiss school days following a high-stakes meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the future of his nukes. A Korean "re-interpretation" of the Swiss fried potato dish rosti will highlight the food served at a planned banquet after Friday's summit at the border truce vil lage of Panmunjom. Other items on the menu in clude sh and rice using produce from the hometowns of Moon and his liberal predecessors who sought rapprochement with Pyongyang. North Korea will bring its famous cold noodles to the dinner. The meeting between Kim and Moon is just the third-ever sum mit between the rival Koreas, who are now trying to restore ties after a decade of animosity over the North's nuclear and missile program. The two countries re main technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. A look at the food to be served at Panmunjom:A TOUCH OF SWISSWhile not many things are known about Kim's childhood, one thing Seoul is certain about is that he spent several years in his teens being schooled in Switzerland. That means a lot of Swiss-inspired dishes for Kim at the banquet. Aside from the Korean twist on rosti, which basically will be fried grated potato from South Korea's Gangwon province topped with cheese, the South Koreans will serve Swiss choco late, macaroons and cheesecake in a set of desserts that Seoul's presidential Blue House has named "Memories of Swiss." Also for dessert will be a mango mousse decorated with a blue map symbolizing a unied Ko rean Peninsula. The map will include a dot rep resenting a small island off the peninsula's eastern coast that has been the subject of a territorial dispute between South Korea and Japan. Japan lodged a protest to Seoul over the island being represented on the mango mousse. Kim, 34, did display a Eu ropean palate last month in a Pyongyang banquet he hosted for Moon's envoys, who were served wine paired with different kinds of cheese. After setting up the summit be tween Kim and Moon, South Ko rean ofcials in a subsequent trip to Washington brokered a potential meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump, which is anticipated in May or June.SOUTH KOREAN MEAT AND FISHSouth Korean chefs at the ban quet will also serve baked John Dory sh, a tribute to the South Korean port of Busan, where the 65-year-old Moon was born. Other items on the menu include nods to the birth towns of former presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun, who met with Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, in the two previous inter-Korean summits in the 2000s. The chefs will serve croaker caught from Kim Dae-jung's hometown in southwestern Ga geo island and rice from Roh's southern hometown of Gimhae. They also will serve grilled beef made from cattle at a ranch in the central town of Seosan. The ranch became famous in 1998 when late Hyundai founder Chung Ju-yung sent 1,001 cattle from the ranch in two separate convoy across the border to the North in an effort to aid recon ciliation between the rivals. "The welcoming banquet will reect the desire of people who attempted to achieve peace and unication of our nation," Moon's spokesman Kim Euikyeom said. There will be no dishes from South Korea's Daegu or Japan's Osaka, the respective birth towns of former presidents Park Geunhye and Lee Myung-bak, who led a decade of conservative rule in Seoul before Moon took of ce but are now both in jail over separate corruption cases. InterKorean relations were terrible during the governments of Park and Lee, who employed a hard line against Pyongyang over its nuclear ambitions.FAMOUS NORTH KOREAN NOODLESSeoul's presidential Blue House said North Korea has also agreed to bring to the din ner "naengmyeon," or cold buck wheat noodles, made by the head chef of Pyongyang's famous Okryugwan restaurant. Moon's ofce said Moon pro posed the restaurant's noodles to be included on the menu, to which the North "gladly" obliged. Okr yugwan is arguably North Ko rea's best-known restaurant and has branches in China.Inter-Korean summit food will have touch of Swiss APRight: This photo pro vided by South Korea Presidential Blue House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, shows tea and des serts made from citrus from South Koreas Jeju Island. Below: This photo shows a dish of grilled beef using cattle from a ranch in Season, central South Korea.
Thursday, April 26, 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) His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor. President Donald Trump sent mixed signals about his choice to lead the sprawling veterans' agen cy, suggesting during a White House news conference that Jackson may want to withdraw because of unfair scrutiny. But the president privately urged his nominee to keep ghting to win Senate con rmation, and Jackson showed few signs of backing down. A watchdog report requested in 2012 and re viewed by The Associated Press found that Jackson and a rival physician ex hibited "unprofessional behaviors" as they engaged in a power struggle over the White House medical unit. The sixpage report by the Navy's Medical Inspector General found a lack of trust in the leadership and low mo rale among staff members, who described the work ing environment as "being caught between parents going through a bitter di vorce." "There is a severe and pervasive lack of trust in the leadership that has deteriorated to the point that staff walk on 'eggshells,'" the assessment found. The inspector general report reviewed by The AP included no references to improper prescribing of drugs or the use of alco hol, separate allegations revealed by a Senate committee. Jackson declined to an swer reporters' questions about those allegations and gave no indication he would withdraw. The White House disputed that he had improperly admin istered medication, saying the medical unit passed regular audits by the Con trolled Substance Inventory Board. The audit appeared to contradict public statements from Jackson, who denied the existence of any inspector general re port detailing troubling behavior. Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran, who met with Jackson Tuesday, said Jackson told him that there's another doctor who alternates with him on-du ty caring for the president. "He did tell me that any allegation related to alco hol, what his answer to me was, 'I have never had a drink while I'm on duty,'" Moran said in a telephone interview. Moran said Jackson told him when he's off duty, "he might have a beer with his steak" when he's out to dinner. "But on the day on which he's on duty, he told me he had never had a drink," Moran said. After the Senate Vet erans Affairs Committee abruptly postponed his conrmation hearing, which had been set for Wednesday, Jackson visited lawmakers to assure them he was t to lead the VA. "I'm looking forward to getting it rescheduled and answering everybody's questions," he said in vid eo captured by MSNBC, referring to his hearing. During a White House news conference, Trump insisted he would stand behind Jackson, calling the White House doctor "one of the nest people that I have met." But he questioned why Jackson would want to put himself through the conrmation ght, which he character ized as unfair. "I wouldn't do it," Trump said in the East Room, standing next to French President Emmanuel Macron. "What does he need it for? What do you need this for? To be abused by a bunch of politicians that aren't thinking nicely about our country?" Trump asked. Trump said Jackson, who has been a White House physician since 2006, would make a de cision soon. Jackson met privately with Trump Tuesday afternoon in the Oval Ofce and the presi dent urged him to keep ghting to win conrma tion, according to a White House ofcial briefed on the meeting. The ofcial, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions, said Jackson denied the allega tions. Digging in, the White House released handwrit ten reports from Trump and former President Barack Obama praising Jackson's leadership and medical care, and recom mending him for promo tion. Obama wrote in one re port, "Promote to Rear Ad miral now." Trump wrote last year that Jackson is "A GREAT DOCTOR + LEADER '2 STAR MA TERIAL.'" A doomed VA nomina tion would be a political blow to the White House, which has faced criticism for sloppy vetting of Cabi net nominees and tough conrmation battles in a Senate where Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority. Prior to Jackson's nomination, Trump had told aides and outside advis ers that he was fond of Jackson personally and was said to be particularly impressed with Jackson's performance at the White House press room podium in January, when he of fered a glowing report on the president's physical and mental well-being. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the American people were the losers in a shaky nomination effort. The Trump Cabinet, he said, "is turning into a sad game of musical chairs." Trump tapped Jackson last month after ring for mer Obama administration ofcial David Shulkin following an ethics scandal and mounting rebellion within the agency. But Jackson has faced numer ous questions from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, as well as veterans groups, about whether he has the experience to manage the massive de partment of 360,000 em ployees serving 9 million veterans. Allegations began sur facing late last week in volving Jackson's work place practices, including claims of inappropriate behavior and overprescribing prescription drugs, according to two aides granted anonymity to discuss the situation. The complaints the White House heard include that he oversaw a poor work environment and that he had drunk alcohol on the job, according to an administration ofcial who demanded anonymity to speak on a sensitive per sonnel matter. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee said it would postpone indenitely Jackson's hearing to give it more time to sort through the allegations. Detailing the allegations to NPR, Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, the committee's top Democrat, said more than 20 current and retired military personnel had made complaints to the committee about Jackson. They included claims that Jackson was "repeatedly drunk" while on travel with Obama and that on overseas trips he excessively handed out prescription drugs to help travelers sleep and wake up. Tester later told CNN that Jackson was known inside the White House as "the candy man," because he would hand out prescription drugs "like candy." Jackson is also accused of creating a "toxic work environment," Tester said on NPR. "He is the physician for the president, and in the previous administration we were told the stories he was repeatedly drunk while on duty, where his main job was to take care of the most powerful man in the world. That's not ac ceptable," Tester said. Asked if Jackson's nom ination is still viable, the committee chairman, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., re sponded, "We'll see." The two lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Tuesday requesting additional information about Jackson. It demands any com munication between the Pentagon and the White House for the last 12 years regarding "allegations or incidents" involving him. The 2012 assessment re viewed by the AP suggest ed the White House con sider replacing Jackson or Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman or both. Kuhlman was the physician to Obama at the time, and had previously held the role occupied by Jackson: director of the White House medical unit. According to the report, Jackson admitted he had failed to shield the White House medical unit from the leadership drama. He is quoted saying he was willing to do what was necessary to straighten out the command, even if it "meant nding a new posi tion in Navy Medicine." The report stated that the "vast majority" of those interviewed said Kuhlman had "irrevocably damaged his ability to ef fectively lead." It added that "many also believe that CAPT Jackson has exhibited poor leadership," but attributed those failures to the rela tionship with Kuhlman. The report quoted un named members of the White House medical unit who, while participating in a focus group, used phrases like "Worst command ever," ''No one trusts anyone" and "The leaders are child-like." Jackson was named physician to the President in 2013, after Kuhlman left the unit entirely. Still, a follow-up assess ment was done in 2013, and found that the climate in the ofce had improved a great deal, according to an ofcial familiar with the report. At that point, Jackson was still in the of ce, but Kuhlman had left. CITIZEN TRIBUNEPoliticsWednesday, April 25, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this Jan. 16, 2018, le photo, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to reporters during the daily press brieng in the Brady press brieng room at the White House, in Washington. Now its Washingtons turn to examine Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations build
Page E4, THE CIVIL WAR COURIER THE CIVIL WAR COURIER the reenactment hobbyist Only $3.00 Osceola News-Gazette.108 Church Street, Kissimmee Fl 34771407-846-7600 SALIDA, Colorado (AP) The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal ofcials to keep him in custody af ter he was arrested at the White House last year. Travis Reinking, 29, is accused of opening re Sunday outside a Wafe House with an AR-15 rie and then storming the res taurant, wearing only a green jacket. Four people were killed and four others were wounded in the shooting. But Reinking had exhibited erratic behavior for years before the shoot ing. Darlene Sustrich, who co-owns a Colorado crane company where Reinking once worked, said they got a call from the FBI after he allegedly tried to jump the White House fence last July. "We told them, 'Hang onto him if you can. Help him if you can,'" Sustrich said. Federal ofcials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Reinking has been charged with four counts of criminal homicide. And a tweet from the Metro Nashville Police Depart ment said he also faces four counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful possession in the commission of a violent felony. Davidson County Sher iff Daron Hall said Tues day that Reinking has been "compliant" and "cooperative" since he was transferred to the jail late Monday after he was cap tured near the apartment where he lived. Reinking is wearing a vest known informally as a "suicide smock" and will remain under close observation at a maximum-security facility in Nashville. An attorney listed as Reinking's lawyer did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Meanwhile, the man who snatched the rie away from the gunman during the shooting told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address. As the state House hailed him as a hero, James Shaw Jr. said he acted to save his own life early Sunday and saved others in the pro cess. "I never thought I'd be in a room with all the eyes on me, but you know, I'm very grateful to be here," Shaw told House members. Shaw said he has gone to see some of the shooting victims in the hospital and they all remembered him. He apologized to the peo ple whose loved ones died in the attack. The state Senate also honored Shaw on Tuesday. After the shooting, authorities say Reinking escaped on foot from the res taurant and shed his only item of clothing. By the time he was captured in the woods nearby, police had searched his apartment and found the key fob to a stolen BMW they had recovered in the parking lot days earlier. The BMW theft had not initially been tied to Reinking. Police seized multiple items from his apartment including: a Remington rie with a magazine, cartridges for different calibers of guns, two rie scopes and gun cleaning equipment. Police also found three books on pat ents in the apartment, along with a sketchbook, two iPhones and a num ber of pieces of computer equipment, court records show. Nashville Police Department Lt. Carlos Lara told reporters Reinking was arrested Monday after detectives were tipped to the suspect's presence by some construction work ers. He carried a black backpack with a silver semi-automatic weapon and .45-caliber ammunition. The arrest ended a 24hour manhunt involving more than 160 law en forcement ofcers, but it left troubling unanswered questions about ofcial responses to months of bi zarre behavior before the restaurant attack, including encounters with police in Illinois and Colorado and an arrest at the White House that raised red ags. Sustrich, Reinking's for mer boss, described him as appearing paranoid and delusional at times. A former co-worker told a Salida, Colorado, police detective Reinking was in fatuated with singer Taylor Swift and claimed to be a sovereign citizen. Last July, Reinking was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service after he entered a restricted area near the White House and refused to leave, saying he wanted to meet President Donald Trump. The suspect told Washington, D.C., police he was a sovereign citizen and had a right to inspect the grounds, according to an incident report. Reinking was not armed at the time, but at the FBI's request, Illinois police re voked his state rearms card. Four guns, includ ing the AR-15 used in the shootings, were trans ferred to his father, a pro cedure allowed under Illi nois law. Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said Jeffrey Reinking pledged he would "keep the weapons secure and out of the pos session of Travis." Don Aaron, a Nashville Police spokesman, said Reink ing's father "has now ac knowledged giving them back" to his son. Bureau of Alcohol, To bacco, Firearms and Ex plosives special Agent Marcus Watson said Monday that his father's action is "potentially a violation of federal law." Phone calls to a number listed for the father went unanswered. NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case began deliberating Wednesday in the rst big celeb rity trial of the #MeToo era, weighing charges that he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home 14 years ago. The panel of seven men and ve women got the case after receiving legal instruc tions from the judge. Deliberations got under way after a marathon day of closing arguments Tuesday that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating preda tor who is nally being brought to justice and the victim of a multimilliondollar frame-up by a "path ological liar." Cosby gave a quick st pump and sashayed toward well-wishers chanting, "We love Bill!" as he arrived at the courthouse on a rainy Wednesday morning. The prosecution and defense gave jurors lots to think about after a twoweek trial pitting Cosby, the 80-year-old comedian once revered as "America's Dad," against Andrea Constand, a former Temple University sports administrator who testied that he knocked her out with three pills he called "your friends" and molested her at his suburban Phila delphia mansion in January 2004. "The time for the defendant to escape justice is over. It's nally time for the defendant to dine on the banquet of his own conse quences," prosecutor Stewart Ryan told the jury. Cosby's lawyers argued that the charges were based on "imsy, silly, ridiculous evidence." This time, prosecutors had ve other women testify that Cosby drugged and violated them. One ac cuser asked him through tears, "You remember, don't you, Mr. Cosby?" Cosby's lawyers, who contend the encounter was consensual, countered by calling to the stand a woman who said Constand spoke of framing a prominent person so that she could sue and extract a big settlement. Cosby's more stream lined rst trial ended in a hung jury last year after deliberations over six days. Only one additional accuser testied that time. Nor were jurors told the amount of Cosby's 2006 civil settle ment with Constand: nearly $3.4 million, which defense lawyer Tom Mesereau on Tuesday called "one of the biggest highway robberies of all time." "I have never seen or heard of a retrial that was as different as this was from the rst trial," said lawyer Dennis McAndrews, who has been following the re trial and is not associated with either side. "The prosecution now had multiple victims and the defense had the issue of money, which were powerful weapons for both sides." Cosby faces three counts of aggravated indecent as sault, each carrying up to 10 years in prison. His wife of 54 years, Camille, looked on from the gallery as his lawyers pleaded with the jury to clear him, the rst time she has attended the trial. She also sat in for the defense's closing argument at his rst trial. Camille Cosby, 74, had stayed away as the prosecution built its case that her husband maintained a sordid double life, ply ing women with drugs and preying on them sexually. Before the jury came in, she put her arm around Cosby, who is legally blind. They smiled and chatted, and he gave her a peck on the cheek. When it was the prosecution's turn to argue, she left the courtroom, and Constand entered. "You're dealing with a pathological liar, members of the jury," said Mesereau, who won an acquittal in Michael Jackson's 2005 child molestation case. "You are." Prosecutor Kristen Feden called Cosby the true con artist wresting that label from Cosby's la wyers, who had applied it to Constand throughout the trial. "Yes, you did hear about a con," Feden said, her voice rising as she moved toward Cosby and pointed at him. "The perpetrator of that con is this man, sitting right here." She warned that the man trusted for his role as genial, sweater-wearing Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" is "nothing like the image that he played on TV." The defense highlighted more than a dozen incon sistencies in what Constand has said over the years and painstakingly reviewed phone and travel records, saying they prove the alleged assault couldn't have happened when she says it did. They argued that he was charged after the 12year statute of limitations for prosecuting him had run out. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 APPolice gather on a road along a wooded area where Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Police say Reinking shot and killed at least four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville Sunday.APBill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.Jury gets case after Cosby painted as predator, victimWaffle House suspect's ex-bosses asked FBI to keep, help him
Thursday, April 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E5 COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen was found guilty Wednesday of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall before dismem bering her body during a private submarine trip. He was sentenced to life in prison. Copenhagen City Court Judge Anette Burkoe said she and two jurors unani mously decided Wall's death was a murder, nding Madsen also guilty of sexu al assault and the delement of a corpse. "It is the court's assess ment that the defendant killed Kim Wall," Burkoe told the packed courtroom. During the 12 days of the trial that began March 8, the court heard testimony that Madsen, 47, lured 30-yearold Wall on to his home made submarine with the promise of an interview she had been trying to get for months. Wall, a freelance journal ist who wrote for leading magazines and newspapers, was last seen Aug. 10 wav ing to her boyfriend and other friends ashore as the submarine sailed off into the Baltic. Her dismembered torso was found days later at sea off Copenhagen, and other body parts were found in plastic bags in October. "We are talking about a cynical and planned sexual assault and brutal murder of a random woman, who in connection with her jour nalistic work had accepted an offer to go sailing in the defendant's submarine," Burkoe told the court. Life sentences in Den mark usually equate to 16 years in prison, but prison ers are re-assessed during their incarceration to deter mine whether they would constitute a danger to soci ety if released and should be kept longer. Immediately after the verdict, Madsen's lawyer, Betina Hald Engmark, told the court she would appeal. The court ordered Madsen kept behind bars during the appeals process. Wall's parents were not present for the verdict but prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said that after the ruling he spoke with other family members who were present. "We are, of course, very satised that the court has accepted the arguments of the prosecution and handed the heaviest sentence in Danish law," he said. Throughout the trial Madsen denied murder, saying 30-year-old Wall died accidentally inside the submarine. He changed his story several times. Initially he told authorities that he had dropped her off on shore and did not know what had happened to her. He then claimed she had died accidentally when hit in the head by the submarine's hatch. Finally, after her de capitated head was found by police divers in a weighted-down bag along with her appendages and the skull showed no signs of fracture, he said she had been as phyxiated in a malfunction aboard the submarine. He also initially denied dismembering her, then confessed that he had done so and said he'd thrown her body parts into the Baltic Sea. Burkoe noted the dis crepancies, saying Madsen "failed to give trustworthy explanations." She added that evidence also showed he "has shown interest for killing and maiming of people and has shown interest for impaling." Madsen listened quietly as the verdict was read, looking down at the desk in front of him. Prosecutor Buch-Jepsen claimed Wall's murder was sexually motivated and premeditated because Mad sen brought along tools he normally didn't take when sailing, including a saw and sharpened screwdrivers. Madsen's defense lawyer had argued for his acquit tal on the charge of mur der, saying he should only be sentenced for the lesser charge of cutting Wall's body into pieces. The cause of death has never been established but the court found that Madsen "cut the body into pieces to hide what had happened." CAIRO (AP) In efforts to revive its tourism sector, Egypt passed a bill this week imposing nes on overly aggressive touts. The law approved this week could see anyone found pestering tourists "with the intention of beg ging or promoting, offering or selling a good or service" ned up to 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($567). The legislation has still to be ratied by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah elSissi. The news has already raised concerns among Egyptians working in the area of the famed pyramids at Giza, offering souvenirs, carriage or camel rides. Ahmed, one of the work ers, said the bill will impact the source of livelihood for thousands like him. "The new rules will only affect poor people struggling to feed their families," he told The Associated Press on Wednesday, declining to give his full name for fear of retribution. Former antiquities minister and famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass said the nes would be insufcient to de ter harassment of tourists. "A prison sentence should have been included because such practices harm Egyp tian tourism," he said in TV remarks late Tuesday. Visitors to the pyramids at Giza and other major historical sites in Egypt are routinely harassed and followed by young men offering tours, souvenirs, car riage or camel rides. Scams are common, and the tour ism police rarely intervene. Egypt's vital tourism industry has been hit hard by extremist attacks and po litical turmoil following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The once multibillion tourism industry, a vital pillar of the country's econ omy and source of work for millions of people, has been decimated. The tour ism sector suffered a further blow after an Islamic State bombing brought down a Russian passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015, killing all 224 people on board. Russia, which subsequently banned all ights to Egypt, only resumed Mos cow-Cairo ights in April. The Egyptian national car rier is still barred from y ing to Russia. Last year, 8.3 million tourists visited Egypt, com pared to 15 million in 2010, according to ofcial gures. Egypt's government has also tried to lure tourists back by promoting new archaeological discover ies and boosting security around historical sites. CITIZEN TRIBUNE WorldWednesday, April 25, 2018 EEE-5 APPress gather outside of the courthouse for the verdict in the case of Peter Madsen, in Copen hagen, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for torturing and murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his private submarine.AP In this March 5, 2014 file photo, tourists ride horses as a tour guide with a camel waits for other visitors at the his torical site of the Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt. In efforts to revive its tourism sector, Egypt has passed a bill this week imposing fines on overly aggressive touts. The law approved this week of April 25, 2018, could see anyone found to have pestered tourists with the intention of begging or promoting, offering or selling a good or service fined up to 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($567). The legislation has still to be ratified by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Danish inventor convicted of reporter's murder, gets lifeEgypt's parliament passes law to fine aggressive touts
Page E6, One in three older Amer icans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dan gerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three ap proved medications used to treat opioid addiction. It eases cravings without an intense high, allow ing patients to work with counselors to rebuild their lives. Federal money is ow ing to states to open new methadone clinics through the 21st Century Cures Act, but despite the na tion's deepening opioid crisis, the Medicare drug program for the elderly covers methadone only when prescribed for pain. Joseph Purvis, a former heroin and prescription painkiller user, said he went into a depressive tailspin because he initially feared he might have to stop methadone treatment when he went on Medicare at 65. "I was terried that I might have to leave the program. There's no way I wanted to go back to addiction on the streets," said Purvis, 66, of Gaith ersburg, Maryland. Methadone doesn't meet the requirement of Medicare's Part D drug pro gram because it can't be dispensed in a retail phar macy. Instead, in the highly regulated methadone system, patients rst are as sessed by a doctor, then show up daily at federally certied methadone clinics to take their doses of the pink liquid. Or, like Purvis in Maryland, they prove through repeated urine screens that they have earned the right to weekly take-home doses. In Congress, a Senate panel looking for ways to counter the opioid epidem ic is considering allowing Medicare to cover metha done treatment. Legislation has been introduced in the House, and a White House commission on the opioid epidemic also rec ommended the change. The epidemic is "af fecting all populations, including our seniors," said Rep. George Hold ing, R-North Carolina, a sponsor of the House bill. "Medicare beneciaries have among the highest and fastest growing rate of opioid use disorder, but they don't currently have coverage for the most effective treatment." An estimated 300,000 Medicare patients have been diagnosed with opi oid addiction, and health ofcials estimate nearly 90,000 are at high risk for opioid misuse or overdose. Buprenorphine, a more expensive and slightly less regulated treatment drug, is covered by Medicare but few doctors who accept new Medicare patients have obtained federal waivers to prescribe it. A recent study of Medicare claims found prescriptions for buprenorphine for only 81,000 patients. More evidence that the crisis affects seniors: Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, about 3 per cent of the 42,000 opioid overdoses that year. Medicare's policy means clinics often scramble to keep older patients in treatment if they've had commercial insurance that covered their care before turning 65, said counselor Angela Caldwell of Montgomery Recovery Services in Rockville, Maryland. A national organiza tion for methadone clinics says the clinics now have 25,000 Medicare beneciaries who are either pay ing out of pocket (about $80 per week) or getting care through state-run Medicaid or block grant programs. Mark Parrino, president of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, thinks more people would seek methadone treatment if Medicare covered it. Many older patients rely on surprisingly high doses of opioids for pain relief, which can turn into addiction, said Dr. Anna Lembke, an addiction spe cialist at Stanford Univer sity School of Medicine. One of her addiction patients, a woman in her mid-70s, was referred to her because her daily dose of opioids had climbed over the years to many times more potent than that of a typical heroin user, Lembke said. "She's had a gradual development of tolerance over many decades and now is on an astronomi cal dose," Lembke said. "If you took any random person and gave them (that much) they would die." Lembke said she nor mally wouldn't consider methadone for this patient because of the stigma associated with the clinics. But Medicare coverage might make them more acceptable, Lembke said, and her patient "might actually do better with methadone." In Maryland, Purvis remained on methadone treatment because his in come is low enough that he qualies for the statefederal Medicaid insur ance coverage for the poor and disabled. Medicaid covers methadone treatment in Maryland and about 35 other states. Purvis, who used heroin for more than a decade in his youth, later took opi oids prescribed by special ists for back pain. After his pain doctor's ofce was shut down for overprescribing, he started methadone treatment. "Some people think of methadone as a crutch for addiction but it's not," Pur vis said. "It's a tool that al lows people to live a some what normal life." CITIZEN TRIBUNE HealthEEE-2 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 APIn this March 7, 2017, file photo, the CEO of a methadone clinic holds a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone in Rossville, Ga. The drug is the oldest and most effective of approved medications used to treat opioid addiction, but Medicare doesnt cover it Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinicsWhy genetics make some people more vulnerable to opioid addiction(THE CONVERSATION) Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. Rates of abuse of these drugs have shot up over the past 15 years and continue to climb. Why is this happening? Is there hope for helping individuals with opioid addiction? From a scientic standpoint, addiction is a disease. And, as researchers who study opioid addiction, were hopeful about where epi genetics, the science of how DNA code is regulated, can lead us. This research could one day unlock preventative therapeutics treatments that not only help those currently struggling with substance abuse but protect future gen erations. Just as genetics can affect a persons risk for heart disease, cancer or diabetes, it can also make them more or less susceptible to addiction. A great deal of research in the last decade has focused on tiny differences in a per sons DNA termed singlenucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs. These SNPs can indicate whether you have a higher or lower rick for ad diction. For example, some people have an opioid receptor gene with a single building block change that protects them against substance depen dence in general and opioid dependence in particular. Conversely, variations in genes for three different do pamine receptors the mol ecules responsible for signaling pleasure in the brain are linked to increased risk for opioid addiction. Environment matters, too. Your parents or grandpar ents experiences can affect the way your genetics are ex pressed years down the line. For example, say you have a dopamine receptor SNP that makes you more likely to de velop an addiction. While its useful to know that youre at greater risk, if that gene is read differently by your bodys cells due to epigenetic changes, then that risk may not impact your life. Exposure to drugs like opioids can cause signicant epigenetic changes across generations. In one study, we gave opioids to a group of female rats for just 10 days during adolescence, while another group of female rats didnt receive any. The rats then remained drug-free until adulthood. The children of the rats who received opioids were actually less susceptible to opioid addiction. In tests, they were not willing to search as hard for opioids and found opioids less reward ing. In addition, the brains of these offspring and their offspring expressed genes differently from their peers. Why did this happen? It was the result of epigen etic changes. The mother rats childhood exposure to opioids changed how their childrens DNA was read. In this case, the epigenetic changes helped to prepare the offspring for an environ ment that they were likely to encounter. The parents expe riences had changed the way cells in their offspring read their DNA code, lessening their susceptibility to addiction and adapting them to a world with opioids. This rodent experiment shows how one generations experiences can change the destiny of the next generation. However, in humans, the situation can be far more complicated. Scientists havent yet studied the role of epigenetics in human substance abuse. But they have observed epigenetic effects in complex diseases like obe sity. Early research suggests that people born into a culture of drug use may be more inclined to get and stay sober. While still unclear, epi genetics may play a role. In the meantime, hear ing about the science of ge netics and epigenetics may help people with substance use disorders in unexpected ways. One therapeutic approach for substance use disorder thats now popular is cogni tive behavioral therapy. This focuses on strengthening an individuals problem-solving abilities in order to change their thinking and behavioral patterns. One vital tool entails using predictive language to instill hope in patients for exam ple, reminding them of the skills they already have within them to prevent relapse and pointing out where those skills have helped them sur vive so far. For people with a generational exposure to opi oids, the knowledge that they may actually have biology on their side to stay opioid-free could lead to better outcomes by giving them a psychologi cal boost. Could communicating basic science ndings regarding protective epigenetic changes help tip the scales? While this is still a theory, scientists are currently evaluating a similar approach for diabetes and coronary heart disease. Per haps communicating about genetic predisposition can help individuals stick to their treatment programs and re duce their risk of complica tions. Epigenetics research may also lead us to develop new medications. Clinicians already use per sonalized medicine to treat nicotine addiction. In this case, a doctor will prescribe different medication to an in dividual trying to quit smok ing, depending on his or her genes. Better understanding of genetics and opioid addiction may lead to similar approaches. Since we are just beginning to understand how epigenetics impacts opioid addiction, such treatments are likely years away. The rst step is to understand which genes are responsible for making offspring more resistant, like the rats in our study, and how these genes then impact brain function and addictive behaviors. Once scientists understand these processes, we might one day be able to develop drugs that target those same genes and help protect people from developing addiction in effect, inoculating people against this deadly disease.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E7 WASHINGTON (AP) Weighing withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians "restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they've ever had before." Trump issued his warn ing alongside French Presi dent Emmanuel Macron in the Oval Ofce, where the two allies were to discuss the multinational nuclear accord, the war in Syria and other issues during a day of meetings at the White House. "You can mark it down, if they restart their nuclear program, they will have big ger problems than they've ever had before," Trump repeated. One of Macron's main objectives during his threeday visit to Washington is to persuade Trump to stay in the deal. Trump remains publicly undecided but re minded his French counter part of what he sees as aws in the agreement, which he called a "terrible deal" that fails to address ballistic missiles or Iran's activities in Yemen or Syria. Macron told reporters that he and Trump would look at the Iran deal "in a wider regional context," taking into account the situation in Syria. "We have a common objective, we want to make sure there's no es calation and no nuclear pro liferation in the region. We now need to nd the right path forward," Macron said. Domestic concerns were also near the surface for Trump. He refused to an swer a reporter's question as to whether he is considering a pardon for his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose ofce was raided by the FBI. Trump called it "a stupid question." Cohen has not been charged in the case. The meetings followed a pomp-lled welcome cer emony on the South Lawn. Trump said before an audi ence of U.S. soldiers and members of his Cabinet that the relationship he forged with Macron at the start of his presidency was a testament to the "enduring friendship that binds our two nations." He thanked the French leader for his "steadfast partnership" in the recent missile strike in response to the chemical at tack in Syria. Macron told Trump that together the U.S. and France would defeat ter rorism, curtail weapons of mass destruction in North Korea and Iran and act to gether on behalf of the plan et, a reference to Macron's work to revive a U.S. role in the Paris climate accord. "History is calling us. It is urging our people to nd the fortitude that has guided us in the most dif cult of times," Macron said. "France and with it, Europe, and the United States have an appointment with his tory." The social highlight of Macron's visit, the rst state visit of the Trump presidency, comes Tuesday night with a lavish state dinner at the White House. About 150 guests are expected to dine on rack of lamb and nectarine tart and enjoy an after-dinner performance by the Washington National Opera. On Monday night, the leaders took a heli copter tour of Washington landmarks and had dinner at the Potomac River home of George Washington in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Tuesday's meetings fol low the collaboration by the U.S., France and Britain in missile strikes in Syria ear lier this month to respond to the alleged chemical weapons attack. The U.S. has 2,000 troops in Syria assist ing local Arab and Kurdish ghters against IS, though Trump has resisted a deeper U.S. involvement and is ea ger to withdraw completely from Syria. Macron was also expected to lobby Trump to maintain the Iran nuclear deal and reconsider his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. Macron's pomp-lled three-day visit to Washington underscores the impor tance that both sides attach to the relationship: Macron, who calls Trump often, has emerged as something of a "Trump whisperer" at a time when the American president's relationships with other European leaders are more strained. Trump, who attaches great impor tance to the optics of pag eantry and ceremony, chose to honor Macron with the rst state visit of his ad ministration as he woos the French president. For all their camarade rie, Macron and Trump disagree on some fundamental issues, including the multinational nuclear deal, which is aimed at restrict ing Iran's development of nuclear weapons. Trump, skeptical of the pact's effec tiveness, has been eager to pull out as a May 12 dead line nears. Macron says he is not satised with the situ ation in Iran and thinks the agreement is imperfect, but he has argued for the U.S. sticking with the deal on the grounds that there is not yet a "Plan B." Trump ended his rst year in ofce without receiving a foreign leader on a state visit, the rst president in nearly 100 years to fail to do so. He was Macron's guest last July at the annual Bastille Day military parade in the center of Paris. Ma cron and his wife also took Trump and rst lady Mela nia Trump on a tour of Napoleon's tomb and whisked them up in the Eiffel Tower for dinner overlooking the City of Light. Macron was welcomed back to the White House on Tuesday with a traditional arrival ceremony featuring nearly 500 members of the U.S. military and a boom ing 21-gun salute. He was also attending a State De partment lunch hosted by Vice President Mike Pence. The state dinner honor ing Macron will be served in the State Dining Room, which will feature more than 2,500 stems of white sweet pea owers and near ly 1,000 stems of white lilac. Separately, more than 1,200 branches of cherry blossoms will adorn the ma jestic Cross Hall. The rst lady opted for a cream-and-gold color scheme, and will use a mix of china services from the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. State dinner tickets are highly sought after by Washington's political and business elite. A few of those expected to attend: Christine Lagarde, head of the International Mon etary Fund and a former top French government ofcial; House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton; De fense Secretary Jim Mattis, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Mike Pompeo, Trump's choice to be the next secre tary of state. In a break with tradition, Trump has invited no congressional Democrats or journalists, said a White House ofcial who was not authorized to discuss the arrangements publicly. But some Democrats did make the cut, including Louisi ana Gov. John Bel Edwards, whose ofce conrmed his attendance. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsTuesday, April 24, 2018 EEE-3 APFrench President Emmanuel Macron kisses the hand of rst lady Melania Trump during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington. Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear programAfter close vote, panel sends Pompeo nomination to SenateWASHINGTON (AP) Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nomi nees to lead the CIA and Vet erans Affairs are hitting stiff resistance. Pompeo, who's now CIA director, received the panel's approval only after Trump's last-minute overtures to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Pompeo's nomination now goes to the full Senate, where votes are tallying in his favor and Sen ate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he looks forward to voting to conrm him later this week. Trump has been quick to re his top cabinet secretar ies, but Senate Democrats are not so fast to conrm re placements. A grilling is expected Wednesday of Ronny Jackson, the White House physician nominated to head the VA, and Pompeo's poten tial replacement at the CIA, Gina Haspel, is also facing scrutiny. It's also a reminder of how tough it could be to replace Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Trump has publicly mused about ring Rosenstein, who is oversee ing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. "Hard to believe," Trump tweeted Monday about what he called "obstruction." ''The Dems will not approve hun dreds of good people... They are maxing out the time on approval process for all, never happened before. Need more Republicans!" Republicans hold just a slim Senate majority, 50-49, with the prolonged absence of Sen. John McCain, RAriz. Pompeo's bid to become the nation's top diplomat was in the hands of a few senators, but received a boost Monday when two Democrats, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Vir ginia and Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, announced their support. Pressure is mounting on senators from all sides. White House allies are unloading ad campaigns against Democrats from Trump-won states, but progressive groups are pounding senators' ofces in opposition. As soon as Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced her support for Pompeo, one group called on her to switch. Ahead of the Foreign Re lations Committee's vote, chairman Bob Corker, RTenn., said of the full Senate, "It does appear Mike Pom peo has the votes to be secre tary of state." Supporters point to Pom peo's resume as a West Point and Harvard Law School graduate who has the presi dent's condence, particularly on North Korea. Op ponents are focusing on his hawkish foreign policy views and negative comments about gay marriage and Muslims. Paul's earlier objections to Pompeo, along with over whelming opposition from Democrats, had set the sec retary of state nominee on track to be the rst since 1925, when the committee started keeping records, not to receive a favorable recom mendation. But Trump and Paul talked repeatedly, including a chat just moments before the vote. "I have changed my mind," Paul said, explaining he received reassurances that Pompeo agrees with the pres ident that the Iraq war was a "mistake" and that it is time for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan. Paul's ofce said he "got a win" the prom ise that Pompeo sides with Trump on those issues out of the situation, but declined to provide details. "I want Trump to be Trump," Paul said. Asked about Paul's change of heart, Trump said, "He's a good man." Senators are anxious to have Pompeo in place before international meetings scheduled for later this week and ahead of North Korea talks. Republicans blamed par tisan politics for opposition, saying Pompeo is just as qualied as past secretaries of state nominees Hillary Clinton or John Kerry, both of whom received over whelming support. "A majority of Democrats continue their pointless obstruction to score cheap polit ical points with their base as a willful attempt to undermine American diplomacy," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. But Democrats resisted easy conrmation of the nation's top diplomat, and sup port peeled.
Page E8, BRANDON, Miss. (AP) Jerry Sanders has been sitting in a jail cell on a relatively minor charge of methamphetamine possession for more than a year longer than the sentence he could get if he's convicted. And with no money to post bail or hire his own lawyer, he may be sitting there for weeks or months more. "I miss my children, I miss my woman, I miss my dog, I miss my job, I miss my home everything," Sanders, 58, said recently by videoconference from inside the Rankin County jail in Brandon. Long pretrial detentions are not unheard of else where in the United States. But poverty, scarce resources, and a pattern of lock ing up people for low-level crimes make them particu larly prevalent here, in the country's poorest state. A recent survey of Mis sissippi jails conducted by the MacArthur Justice Cen ter at the University of Mis sissippi School of Law released exclusively to The Associated Press shows that 2,500 defendants more than one-third of all of those jailed before trial have been in jail 90 or more consecutive days. More than 600 have been in jail longer than a year. The most recent census conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2013, showed an average pretrial jail stay in Missis sippi of 40 days, the sixthlongest in the country. The census also revealed that Mississippi had the secondhighest number of local jail inmates per capita, behind Louisiana. Cliff Johnson, who di rects the Ole Miss branch of Chicago-based MacArthur, said he hopes the infor mation will show the true extent of long pretrial jail stays in Mississippi and bolster efforts to lessen them. MacArthur has repeatedly sued cities and counties in Mississippi for jailing poor people who can't afford to pay bail or nes. Data was nearly impos sible to compile until last July, when the state Supreme Court, lobbied by the MacArthur center, ordered sheriff's ofces to provide it. The numbers reinforce what Johnson says he al ready knew: "Mississippi's criminal justice system, for a variety of reasons, is set up so that lengthy pretrial incarceration is not only possible, it's common." Among those reasons: Most defendants in Mississippi can't afford their own lawyers or the high bails judges continue to slap on them, despite de cades-old federal court rulings that they consider what a defendant can pay. "They've been convicted of nothing," Johnson said. "They're presumed innocent, and I think we lose sight of that fact." Public defenders in Mississippi are overworked and underpaid. Attorneys may spend ve minutes with a defendant while a judge sets bail, but defen dants may not see lawyers again until after they've been indicted. A recent re port slamming indigent defense called this period the "black hole" of representa tion. Judicial leaders plan to ask lawmakers for more funding to increase the amount of help available to poor defendants. In many rural Missis sippi counties, grand juries and courts meet only twice a year. In 2012, a woman in Choctaw County was jailed for more than three months without a preliminary hear ing because the court was out of session. On the same day The As sociated Press interviewed him, Mark Chandlee, a part-time public defender in Lauderdale County, was handling an armed-robbery plea in which the defendant had been jailed just a few months shy of two years. "I don't really have much standing to get the case roll ing until they're indicted," Chandlee said. In January, records show, a Lauderdale County man pleaded guilty to disposing stolen property. His sentence carried no prison time, but he'd already been in jail 310 days. Such long jail stays pres sure people into pleading guilty, public defenders say. "Spending time in a county jail, it can make guys crack," said Marvell Gordon, a public defender in Lauderdale and Yazoo counties. Too poor to scrape up the $5,000 needed to cover his $50,000 bail, or to hire his own lawyer, Sanders said he's ready to plead guilty to the felony charge. He knows he's been jailed so long that he would be immediately eligible for release. But Sanders' girlfriend, Kathy McGovern, said she can't even get the part-time public defender to answer her calls. "Simple drug charge, why are you holding him for over a year?" she asked. Lauderdale County Dis trict Attorney Bilbo Mitchell acknowledges there is a problem and says he has told his assistants "to do ev erything they can to speed things up." Money is also a reason for delays in presenting evidence and conducting autopsies. Crime Lab Director Sam Howell says one of the state's four labs is six months behind on testing, because of a lack of analysts to verify and weigh illegal drugs. Many autopsies from last year remain incomplete because Mississippi only has two medical examin ers, Howell said. After news stories about the delays, lawmakers this spring allotted money to hire four more beginning July 1. And inmates who may be mentally ill face truly ex traordinary delays, said Dr. Tom Recore, a forensic psychiatrist with the state Department of Mental Health. "There are 15 beds for 82 counties," he said. "If that sounds like it's not a lot, your ears are not deceiving you." Recore said 90 to 100 inmates statewide need evaluation at any given time, with most waiting three to four months. The wait time got shorter after more evalua tors were hired and counties began using private contractors. But some of the 60 people currently awaiting treatment have been on a list for years, Recore said. Under a pilot program, mental health professionals are treating inmates direct ly in two county jails. The state plans to expand the number of beds for prison ers, and lawmakers allotted $1 million to explore a per manent expansion of treatment facilities. For Sanders, state of cials can't act fast enough. "I've told them I want to plead guilty to my charge," he said. "I've done lost my car, my home, my job, over some nonsense. ... I should have been home a long time ago." SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Amazon's latest perk ... free delivery to your car. The Seattle company on Tuesday began offering de livery in 37 cities to Ama zon Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. The company will expand the number of locations as well as eligible vehicle makes and models going forward. Amazon has steadily expanded its reach into places long considered nogo zones for most people outside of the immediate family, starting with smart speakers in the home that await voice commands to come to life. Last year, Amazon launched Amazon Key which lets those who with a Wi-Fi-connected lock to unlock their front doors so that packages could be left inside. Earlier this year, the company acquired Ring, which makes Wi-Fi-connected cameras and door bells. The in-car delivery ser vice is available to members of Amazon Prime whose cars are parked in publicly accessible areas, such as on the street in front of an apartment building, at a workplace parking lot, or in a driveway. Amazon won't deliver to a private park ing garage or other places where access to a vehicle is not readily available. Pack ages are placed in the ve hicle's trunk or out of plain sight. Deliveries are available right now to Prime members with 2015 year or new er Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles with GM's OnStar connectedcar service, and those with a 2015 or newer Volvo ve hicle with an active Volvo On Call account. Customers must download the Amazon Key app to which they can link a con nected car. On the day a package is scheduled for delivery, cus tomers can use the Ama zon Key app to conrm that their car is parked in a place where a delivery can be made. The app also provides no tications with an expected 4-hour delivery window and noties customers when the package is on its way and when it's been delivered. Customers can track when their car was unlocked and relocked through the app, where they can also rate the experience. "Receiving a package securely and reliably in your car, without you having to be there, is something we think many people will appreciate," said Atif Raq, chief digital ofcer at Volvo Cars. "This mix of car and commerce is starting the next wave of innovation and we intend to be at the fore front." To check eligibility and to sign up for Amazon Key In-Car, visit amazon.com/ keyincar .APIn this May 9, 2017, file photo, a package from Amazon Prime is loaded for delivery in New York. Last year, the online retailer intro duced a system for letting people delivering packages into custom ers homes. Now, its their cars. GM says more than 7 million owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles are eligible for Ama zons new Amazon Key In-car delivery service. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 APIn this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, image made from a videoconference, Jerry Sanders speaks from the Rankin County jail in Brandon, Miss., where hes been held on low-level drug possession charges since his arrest on March 14, 2017.Amazon begins delivery to vehiclesGet Into My Car Mississippi defendants spend months in jail awaiting trial
Thursday, April 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E9 AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com WASHINGTON (AP) It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose am bitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country's image. As questions swirled about the glossy maga zine's origins, the Saudis said they were just as per plexed as everyone else, declaring on Twitter: "If you nd out, we'd love to know." But les obtained by The Associated Press show that a digital copy of the magazine, produced by American Media Inc., was quietly shared with ofcials at the Saudi Embassy in Washington almost three weeks before its publication. How the early copy made it to the Saudis is unclear. Yet the revelation adds another mysterious twist to a murky tale play ing out against the back drop of bids by both Presi dent Donald Trump and David Pecker, the tabloid publisher who supports him, to build goodwill with the Saudi kingdom's leaders. The worlds of Trump, the Saudis and AMI have overlapped before, often in dizzying ways. The Trump administration has aggressively courted the Saudis and found a willing part ner on a range of issues, including Iran, counterter rorism and Middle East peace, in the kingdom's royal family. And AMI's agship publication, The National Enquirer, has been accused by critics of acting as a keeper of secrets for Trump. AMI denies that it shared an advance copy of "The New Kingdom" with the Saudis or consulted with them on the project, and AMI says the Saudis did not pay the company to produce the magazine. But an individual with knowl edge of the situation said AMI indeed reached out to Saudi ofcials in the U.S. before publication to seek help with the content. The Saudis never responded, said the individual, who wasn't authorized to comment publicly and request ed anonymity. Merely sharing an advance copy with the Saudis, while a deviation from traditional journalistic practice, is not legally problematic for AMI. But the unusual circumstances and continuing mystery of the magazine's origins have led legal experts to point out a separate issue in federal lobbying law: If the Saudis or any other foreign government did direct or pay any company to produce such a magazine, that company would be required to register with the government under the Foreign Agent Registration Act. There is no evidence any such direction, in this case, occurred. Why would American Media, best-known for publishing salacious sto ries of sex and scandal, sink money into print ing 200,000 copies of a magazine with a grinning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman splashed across the cover? The crown prince is no household name in the U.S., especially in states like Nebraska where the magazine showed up. And at $13.99 a copy and with no advertisements, the publication seems unlikely to be a money-maker. Prince Mohammed has won praise in the West for trying to modernize Saudi Arabia and improve some rights for women, but the magazine omits any criti cism on such core issues as his hard-hitting tactics, Saudi Arabia's restrictive political system and the country's bloody interven tion in Yemen's civil war and strong-handed tactics toward Lebanon. AMI spokesman Jon Hammond said he expected the magazine to turn a prot by selling 60,000 copies, comparing it to other AMI special editions on the Olympics, the Ken nedys and Elvis Presley topics that, unlike the Saudi crown prince, are of obvious widespread inter est to tabloid readers in the U.S. "Absolutely not," Hammond responded when asked by the AP if Ameri can Media had collaborated with the Saudis on the magazine or been paid by them. Saud Kabli, the Saudi Embassy's communications director, said the em bassy had "no role in the production of the maga zine." "We don't have a prob lem with the magazine, but we just don't think it is effective," Kabli said. Metadata embedded in the PDF le, obtained by the AP from two different individuals, show it was produced by an AMI production employee at 8:41 p.m. on Feb. 19. Shortly thereafter, it started cir culating internally among Saudi ofcials, including the embassy's military of ce, according to individ uals familiar with the situ ation. It was also passed to Nail al-Jubeir, the former embassy spokesman and brother of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, recently named Saudi am bassador to Ireland, the individuals said. By the next day Feb. 20 Saudi ofcials had started forwarding it to Washington foreign policy contacts, giving them an early look, said the individuals, who weren't authorized to discuss the situation and requested anonymity. A month later, on March 19, Prince Mohammed ar rived in the U.S., with the magazine serving as his literary red carpet. "Meet the next king," the cover exclaimed, de scribing the crown prince as "our closest Middle East ally destroying terror ism" and the visionary behind a "city of the future" which "will be operated by robots." The magazine draws heavily from newswire photos and stock images many with no connection to Saudi Arabia, according to Tineye, a reverse-image search tool. Among the supposed Saudi Arabian highlights pic tured are sand-dune surf ing in Namibia, a massive indoor greenhouse in the Netherlands and wildlife pictures taken in Zambia and Israel. "There are lots of things that warrant answers," political law attorney Josh Rosenstein said about the pro-Saudi magazine. As Saudi Arabia starts to open up to Western entertainment, American Media has sought to ex pand its media empire into the kingdom the kind of lucrative opportu nity that often comes with the blessing of the Saudi royal court. Last summer, Pecker dined at the White House with Trump and a French businessman with close business ties to the Saudis, and later traveled to Riyadh to pitch Saudi investors on helping AMI acquire Time magazine, The New York Times reported. AMI denied mak ing such an ask. Trump's son-in-law and senior aide, Jared Kushner, has also tried to en list Prince Mohammed's help with his ambitious Mideast peace initiative. Kushner paid an unan nounced visit early in the administration to Saudi Arabia, which also was Trump's rst overseas destination as president. Kushner's family real estate rm, The Kushner Cos., once sought money from a Saudi investor to buy out its partner in a Manhattan skyscraper that had been losing money for years. Pecker is close to Trump and his struggling tabloid empire also has ties to the president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Following an FBI raid on Cohen's ofce this month, investigators are believed to be examining whether The National Enquirer was involved with Trump's campaign. The Enquirer endorsed Trump's quest for the presidency. During the 2016 race, the tabloid paid a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump $150,000 to keep silent about the re lationship. Last week, the company agreed to let the model, Karen McDougal, out of that contract. The AP has also report ed that AMI had made a $30,000 payment eight months earlier to a former doorman at a Trump build ing who had a juicy tip about him, requiring the doorman to sign a contract that effectively prevented him from going public. AMI said it paid the door man not for his silence, but for exclusive rights to the story, which AMI never published because it said the story could not be au thenticated. CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldTuesday, April 24, 2018 EEE-5 APA glossy magazine about Saudi Arabia is photographed in Washington, Monday April 23, 2018. The mystery behind the origins of a the pro-Saudi magazine that showed up on U.S. newsstands is growing amid revelations that the Saudi Embassy in Washington got a sneak peek. The Associated Press has obtained files showing that a digital copy was quietly shared with Saudi officials by American Media Inc. almost three weeks before it was published, despite both parties insistence that they didnt coordinate on the magazine.Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloidEmbassy got sneak peek
Page E10, WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At:ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH aA J J OB TH a A T I s S RIGHT FO r R YOU! CITIZEN TRIBUNE SportsEEE-2 Monday, April 23, 2018 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jimmie Johnsons alarm clock beeps at 4:30 a.m. His wife and two daughters are still sleeping. So are his fellow NASCAR drivers. Johnson quietly slips out for a workout, the rst of two on a typical day. Two hours later, hes in his kitchen, whipping up breakfast that will be ready when his girls get up for school. No chance my competition is getting up this early to put the work in, Johnson said in a text message to The Associated Press that showed the alarm set on his phone. I will have 35 (cycling) miles in and my kids fed before the rst one wakes up. Johnson likes it that way, too. Despite a bland reputation he acquired from a workmanlike approach to winning ve straight NASCAR titles and perhaps his afnity for vanilla ice cream Johnsons commitment to excellence in everything he does makes him not just one of the greatest drivers ever but also one of the most well-rounded and interesting athletes in the world. Now, the man who paid Snoop Dogg to play at the Las Vegas victory party for his record-tying seventh title has a chance to show the world what is important to him beyond, of course, winning. Lowes is leaving the sport after 18 years as the only Cup Series sponsor Johnson has ever had, and his rights are for sale for the rst time. Eighty-three victories in that Lowes-branded No. 48 Chevrolet. All those titles. A unique sportsman for Hendrick Motorsports to sell. And Johnson believes he is more than just a driver looking for a new paint scheme that can be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Three weeks after the AP asked for a deeper look into Johnsons sponsorship search, the working father, exercise end and leader of Hendrick Motorsports found a spot on his busy schedule. He settled on meeting at SOCO Gallery, his wifes high-end contemporary art space and bookshop located in the trendy Myers Park section of Charlotte. Arriving just after dropping his youngest daughter off at school, he pulled books off the shelves and pointed to photos he likes, then turned his attention to the art on display. Chandra Johnson booked it well before the artists popularity soared, and the exhibit was sold out before a single piece was hung at SOCO. Jimmie Johnson is wellversed in both the artist, a painter named Shara Hughes, and who bought the pieces. Only two went to Charlotte collections, he lamented. Behind the gallery, there is a cross-t studio with an outdoor exercise space that includes about a half-dozen massive tires hanging from a rope. Chanis aesthetic nightmare, Johnson said with a laugh. Shes worked so hard to create this amazing unique space to Charlotte. And now she has to look at that in the backyard. That Johnson notices such things is part of his evolution from bluecollar kid racing dirt bikes on family outings in his native California to future Hall of Famer. Chandras inuence over their nearly two decades together is also obvious. A former model who was raised in Oklahoma, she was living in New York when they met and theyve been together just about his entire time in the top racing circuit in the nation. At 42, Johnson is still a top driver and adamant that retirement is nowhere on his radar. Yet the statistics and history of NASCAR are clear: The twilight of his career has arrived. Johnson bought a coffee from the independent nook at the front of the gallery and settled at a small bistro table hed arranged to be marked as Reserved. He pondered the question: What are you selling? I think for this sellers market, clearly someone has a golden opportunity to close out with me, Johnson said. But who? And, when? Johnson doesnt have answers as much as a grand plan that could include everything from driving in Formula One, Le Mans and the Rolex 24 at Daytona to triathlons and competitive mountain biking anything that allows the son of two working parents to chase his desire to win and avoid retirement. I know I cant turn off the competition, he said. I dont think Ive ever been more motivated; I dont think Ive ever wanted anything more. I want to race and I want to win and I want to do that for a very long time. Me being selsh about what I want to do, the next sponsor transitions with me. Johnson has matured from the rookie who once led a stair-diving competition at Tony Stewarts birthday party into the most accomplished driver of his generation, matching Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with seven titles. But he runs triathlons, takes team members mountain biking in the woods and will do anything to get a workout in especially if its outside. He is also mired in the longest losing streak of his Cup career: 31 races stretching back almost a year. He turns 43 in September and has two years remaining on his Hendrick contract; there might be another short NASCAR contract after that. Ive got a handful of years in Cup, he said, leaving himself wiggle room regarding just how many. If we can nd the right sponsor to transition from full-time NASCAR ... I mean, I cant stop racing. Im always going to be racing something, he said. Im going to step down from the NASCAR merry-go-round at some point, but Ive got a bucket list. Johnson got to thinking after a chance encounter in January with two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, who is on a quest to race in the top events around the world. Alonso entered the Indianapolis 500 last year, led laps, but failed to nish after his engine blew. Would Johnson consider running Indy, the race he most admired as a child? He noted Formula One, which recently added plastic halos over the open cockpits in an effort to protect drivers from potentially deadly debris, as an incentive should Indy adopt them. I like those halos in Formula One, he said. Those could get me a little closer to that race. Johnson has in fact been barred from racing in the Indy 500 by his wife, who thinks the open-wheel racing is too dangerous. His eldest daughter, 7-year-old Evie, has shown an interest in racing, and Johnson talked to fellow driver Kyle Larson about what she should try. (Johnson wants her in something with a roll cage.) Four-year-old Lydia, with her pink and purple ower-pocked helmet for motorbikes, is a still a wild card. Daddy, can you let Danica win today? she asked him in front of Patrick while on the starting grid of the Daytona 500, which he has won twice. I laughed and said to her, Daddy wants to win this race, too, Johnson said. The Johnsons circle of friends includes worldclass athletes, artists and celebrities. They ski in Aspen; he even got Dale Earnhardt Jr. to try it. They spend weekends in New York City or Nantucket, where Johnson found himself at Roger Penskes summer home watching the billionaire throw his grandchildren in a pool. He and Chani have a dream list of European vacations. They appreciate fashion and photography and craft cocktails. They went to Burning Man last year with a group of friends, but you dont see it: Theyre not the Kardashians. They also feel a pull toward their community. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation has raised almost $11 million that has been donated to K-12 schools in Charlotte and their respective hometowns in California and Oklahoma. His impact stretches across the NASCAR garage as scores of drivers and team members go with him on cycling trips, and he has even hired a trainer for some in the industry who needed to lose weight. As adamant as he is about health and tness and helping others, Johnson remains rmly committed to himself and pursuit of a record eighth championship. But he knows what he is up against. There has been a total rebuild at Hendrick Motorsports after the retirements of Jeff Gordon and Earnhardt, and the ring of Kasey Kahne. Johnson is surrounded by three newcomers and the organization is restructuring operations. It is a rebuilding period for a storied franchise and it comes at the same time that Chevrolet is rolling out a new Camaro. The car seems to be struggling, but Johnson has backed the work by Chevy and says each of his young teammates 22-year-old Chase Elliott, 25-year-old Alex Bowman and 20-yearold rookie William Byron bring valuable feedback to the organization. All of this has given Johnson a chance to take on a bigger role. Always considered to be the protege of four-time champion Gordon, the team nally belongs solely to Johnson. I am enjoying the leadership role I have inside the team, he said. Thats one thing I worked really hard on over the offseason. Of course, its easy to lead when he is winning. Its a different story when crew chief Chad Knaus is breathing down his neck and the last checkered ag has been in the rearview mirror for almost a year. Johnson sought help from former NFL player Leonard Wheeler, who is now a performance coach. Im one that clams up and gets quiet when things get tough, and Chad can make things tough, Johnson said. I found that the team doesnt need me to be quiet and the team suffers from it, so Ive made some huge strides in growth in that department. A swimmer, diver and water polo player in high school, Johnson realized he did best in a lockerroom environment, which doesnt exist in racing. Hes learned to recognize what triggers Knaus and come to understand how to confront each issue. At the end of last season, he said, he was so shut down that he and Knaus were not discussing problems. Crew members began whispering about friction and it was just toxic, Johnson said. I know I am going to ourish and do a better job and be who I need to be in that type of (lockerroom) environment, so I am going to create it, Johnson said. When Johnson rst got into NASCAR, he simply showed up at the track and did what Knaus told him. Now he spends hours reading notes, asking Bowman about the simulator, reviewing previous races on YouTube, working on hand-eye coordination drills and jumping in a kart to stay sharp. After avoiding the gym early in his career, he rises early, gets in two full workouts doesnt stop until he falls into bed 16 hours later. On this day, roughly 12 hours after he rst sat down with the AP, he sent that text photo showing the alarm set on his phone for 4:30 a.m. the next day. A week later, he headed to Bristol Motor Speedway in the hills of Tennessee, riding his bike 100 miles through the mountains to get there. The next day he slept in. Until 7 a.m. My battery was dead, he texted.Jimmie Johnson maps out bucket list for potential sponsors APIn this Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, Jimmie Johnson, center, poses with his wife Chandra and daughter Genevieve, right, in victory lane after his win in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Evie has shown an interest in racing, and Johnson talked to fellow driver Kyle Larson about what she should try.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E11 AroundOsceola.com Check out the THE GUIDE For all your services needs Inside ev ery Thursday and Saturday Osceola News-Gazette.Want to place an ad? Call 407-846-7600Looking For An Attorney... or Dog Groomer? I House Ad WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is fac ing serious opposition be fore the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for conrmation because all Demo crats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him. The full Senate is still expected to consider Pompeo's nomination later this week. But the rare rebuke expect ed from the panel Monday, even after Pompeo's recent visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, would be the rst time in years that a nominee for the high-level Cabinet position did not receive a favorable committee vote. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the chairman of the commit tee, blamed partisan politics for opposition to Pompeo, now the CIA director, saying Pompeo is just as qualied as past secretaries of state nominees Hillary Clinton or John Kerry, both of whom received overwhelming support. "We are in an era where somebody like this, who is qualied, unfortunately, is likely to be voted out with out recommendation or with a negative recommendation," Corker said Sunday on "State of the Union" on CNN. "It's just sad that our nation has devolved politi cally to this point." White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called on Democrats to support Pompeo Monday, say ing on Fox News: "at some point Democrats have to decide whether they love this country, more than they hate this president." Pompeo's conrmation before the full Senate now hangs in balance, with the votes of just a handful of senators determining whether he becomes the nation's top diplomat after Trump red Rex Tillerson last month. Key Democrats, includ ing some who had voted for Pompeo as CIA director last year, are peeling away, and Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky remains opposed, despite personal overtures from the president. Pressure is mounting on senators from both sides. White House allies are unloading ad campaigns against Democrats from Trump-won states, including North Dakota, Indiana and Missouri, to vote for the president's nominee. But progressive groups are pounding senators' of ces in opposition to Pom peo's hawkish foreign policy views and negative comments about gay mar riage and Muslims. As soon as Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, DN.D., announced her support last week, one group called on her to switch. "I don't agree with every position he's taken or every word he has spoken," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday on "Meet the Press" on NBC. "But I be lieve he has an extensive knowledge of world affairs that has been enhanced by his time at the CIA." Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., who met with the nominee last week, "has concerns about Mr. Pompeo's nomination to serve as secretary of state," said spokesperson Ricki Eshman. The senator "is reviewing his record before making a nal decision." In the committee, the opposition has been building ahead of Monday's session. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., who was among the last Democrats on the panel to announce his no vote, said he's is concerned that Pom peo "will embolden, rather than moderate or restrain" Trump's "most belligerent and dangerous instincts." "I do not make this deci sion lightly or without res ervations," Coons said in a statement Friday. "However, I remain concerned that Director Pompeo will not challenge the President in critical moments. On vital decisions facing our coun try, Director Pompeo seems less concerned with rule of law and partnership with our allies and more inclined to emphasize unilateral action and the use of force." Rather than allow an un favorable vote on the panel, where Republicans have a one-seat majority, senators could choose not to issue a recommendation if Pompeo cannot nd enough backing. The committee action won't necessarily stall Pom peo's conrmation before the full Senate, but it would be an unusual setback not seen since the panel took a pass on John Bolton, Presi dent George W. Bush's pick for ambassador to the United Nations. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who has been among Pompeo's most vocal champions in the Senate, lambasted his colleagues ahead of voting. "Democrats, especially on the Foreign Relations Committee, are really engaged in shameful political behav ior," Cotton said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." But several Democratic senators who supported Pompeo for CIA director say Pompeo's views are not reective of those they want in the top diplomat. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsMonday, April 23, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this April 12, 2018, photo, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his conrmation on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Trumps nominee for secretary of state, Pompeo, faces serious opposition including a rare rebuke expected Monday, April 23, before the Senate For eign Relations Committee as all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him. Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panelTravel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policyWASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That's about to change. The justices' rst deep dive into a Trump admin istration policy comes in a dispute over the third and latest version of the admin istration's ban on travel from some countries with majority Muslim populations. Opponents of the policy and some lower courts have labeled it a "Muslim ban," harking back to Trump's campaign call to keep Muslims from entering the country. The high-stakes arguments at the high court on Wednes day could offer some indica tion about how a court that runs on respect for traditions and precedent will deal with a president who regularly breaks with convention. Apart from the campaign statements, Trump's presidential tweets about the trav el ban and last fall's retweets of inammatory videos that stoked anti-Islam sentiment all could feature in the court's discussion of the travel ban's legality. "The court could get to the right outcome without getting into the question of his tweets. But I think the president set it up so that it's virtually impossible to ignore him when he's shouting from the rooftops about what his purpose was in the three ver sions of the ban," said Cecil lia Wang, the American Civil Liberties Union's deputy le gal director. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who will argue the administration's case, said in a court ling that the ban is well within the president's authority and is not based on prejudice against Islam. In a sign of heightened public interest, the court is taking the rare step of making an audio recording of the proceedings available just hours after the arguments end. One key issue will be how the court evaluates administration actions. Neil Eggleston, President Barack Obama's last White House counsel, suggested in an online forum last week that Trump does not merit the same measure of latitude that courts usually give presi dents, especially in the areas of national security and immigration. "The court will have to wrestle with how much to defer to a President who has created this record of chaos and animus," Eggleston and co-author Amanda Elbogen wrote on justsecurity.org. Josh Blackman, a profes sor at the South Texas Col lege of Law in Houston, cau tioned that the court would be breaking new ground if it were to treat Trump differ ently from other presidents. The policy under review at the court applies to travelers from ve countries with overwhelmingly Muslim populations Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. It also affects two non-Muslim countries: blocking travelers from North Korea and some Venezuelan government ofcials and their families. A sixth majority Muslim country, Chad, was removed from the list this month after improving "its identity-management and information sharing practices," Trump said in a proclamation. Francisco said the Chad decision shows that the restrictions are premised only on national security con cerns. He also said that the State Department has cleared more than 430 visa appli cants from the affected coun tries for waivers that would allow them to enter the U.S. But the challengers argue that the administration can not ask the court to ignore all that has happened. Trump's rst travel ban was issued just a week after he took ofce in January 2017, and was aimed at seven coun tries. It triggered chaos and protests across the U.S. as travelers were stopped from boarding international ights and detained at airports for hours. Trump tweaked the order after the 9th U.S. Cir cuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco refused to reinstate the ban. The next version, an nounced in March 2017, dropped Iraq from the list of covered countries and made it clear the 90-day ban cov ering Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen didn't apply to those travelers who already had visas. It also eliminated language that would give priority to reli gious minorities. Critics said the changes didn't erase the ban's legal problems. The 9th Circuit and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, agreed with the ban's oppo nents. The 4th Circuit said the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination." The 9th Circuit ruled that Trump violated im migration law. The third version is inde nite, unlike the other two, and the administration said it is the product of a thorough review of how other countries screen their own citizens and share information with the U.S. It fared no better than its predecessors in the lower courts, but the Supreme Court said in an unsigned or der in December that it could take full effect while the legal dispute continues. The jus tices said nothing about the substance of the policy, either in December or in earlier ac tions involving the ban. Now, though, they are con fronted with the administra tion's view that Trump has broad discretion to impose limits on immigration and that the courts don't even have a role to play. The Justice Department has said throughout the course of the legal ght that the lawsuits challeng ing the policy should be dis missed without ever reaching the challengers' claims. The administration says that for eigners have no right to enter the United States and no right to challenge their exclusion in American courts. Supporting briefs for the ban's challengers dwarf lings on the administration's side. Retired high-ranking military ofcers, former Republican ofceholders, Catholic bishops, Amazon, Facebook and 113 other companies, the children of Japanese-Americans who were held in internment camps during World War II and more than a dozen mainly Democratic-led states are among those calling on the court to strike down the Trump policy. The administration's supporters include roughly the same number of Republicanled states, as well as conser vative groups and Jay Seku low, one of Trump's personal lawyers. A decision in Trump v. Ha waii, 17-965, is expected by late June.
Page E12, HOUSTON (AP) Barbara Bush was remembered as the "rst lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hun dreds of other people who lled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joked that his mother called her style of raising him and his siblings "'a benevolent dictatorship' but honestly, it wasn't always benevolent." She was widely admired for her plainspoken style dur ing her husband George H.W. Bush's presidency and was known as "The Enforcer" in her highpowered family. Jeb Bush said he could feel her presence Saturday inside the nation's largest Episcopal church and that she would likely have given him advice: "Jeb, keep it short. Don't drag this out," he said to chuckles. He met her expectations with a speech lasting about seven minutes. He choked up at one point while addressing the roughly 1,500 people seated inside St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where his parents regularly wor shipped, when saying his mother known for her self-deprecating remarks about her wrinkles and white-gray hair was "beautiful" until the very end. His father, a prolic writer of love letters to his wife, laughed when his son read a letter from their wedding anniversary in 1994. It began: "Will you marry me? Oops! I forgot we did that, 49 years ago." But when his son contin ued reading, about how his father grew happier each year spent with his wife, his father closed his eyes and cried. Jeb Bush later hugged his father and kissed him on the cheek. Presidential historian Jon Meacham, who wrote a 2015 biography on the former president, recalled during his eulogy Barba ra Bush's devotion to her husband of 73 years, not ing he was the "only boy she ever kissed." Theirs was the longest marriage of any presidential couple. Meacham said Barbara Bush was also known for bringing awareness to AIDS patients and for her work promoting literacy which her husband sub tly honored Saturday by wearing socks printed with blue, red and yellow books. "Barbara Bush was the rst lady of the Greatest Generation," Meacham said, a nod to the genera tion that fought in World War II. The couple's family, in cluding their ve children, 17 grandchildren and sev en great-grandchildren, played prominent roles in the service. Granddaughters offered readings, some of their voices shaky with emotion, while their eight grandsons were pallbearers. The Bush family was seated in front of the church. Nearby, two other former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama along with their wives and current rst lady Me lania Trump were seated in the same pew. A eulogy was also given by Barbara Bush's longtime friend, Susan Baker, wife of former Secretary of State James A. Baker III. She said Bush the wife of the nation's 41st president and mother of the 43rd was "the secret sauce of this extraordinary family." As the funeral ended, George H.W. Bush was pushed in his wheelchair by another son, former President George W. Bush, as they followed the casket out of the church's cavernous sanctuary, which had been adorned with sprays of yellow garden roses, yellow snap dragons and antique hydrangeas. They stopped along the way to shake hands as mourners sang "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee," which Barbara Bush had requested as the nal song. She died on Tuesday with her husband by her side, at their home in Houston. She was 92. Barbara Bush was bur ied Saturday afternoon at her husband's presidential library at Texas A&M University in College Sta tion, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Houston. The burial site is in a gated plot surrounded by trees and near a creek where the couple's 3-yearold daughter Robin is bur ied. She died of leukemia in 1953. "It was a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day. It would have been exactly what Barbara Bush wanted," family spokesman Jim McGrath said. Hundreds of people lined both sides of the street near the campus as the funeral procession passed on a gray, cloudy day. Flags were own at half-staff. Other guests at the invitation-only funeral included former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, and professional golfer Phil Mickelson, along with Karl Rove and other former White House staff members. Melania Trump said in a statement it was an honor to give her respects to a "fearless" rst lady, adding: "Today the world paid tribute to a woman of indisputable character and grace." President Donald Trump didn't attend to avoid security dis ruptions, according to the White House, but he re leased a statement saying his thoughts were with the family. Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Ro salynn, also didn't attend because he was travel ing overseas and she was recovering from surgery, according to the Carter Center. On Friday, more than 6,200 people visited the Houston church during a public viewing. Many of the women wore the for mer rst lady's favorite color, blue, and her trademark pearl necklaces. George H.W. Bush was so moved by how many people lined up Friday to pay their nal respects to his wife that he decided to go From his wheelchair, he spent about 15 minutes shaking hands with people who had come. CITIZEN TRIBUNENationEEE-4 Monday, April 23, 2018 APAttendees arrive at St. Martins Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush rememberedCosby defense blocked from using deposition; trial nears endNORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) Jurors in Bill Cos by's sexual assault retrial won't hear old deposition testimony from a con dante of his chief accuser, a judge ruled Monday, dealing a blow to his law yers' effort to undermine her credibility. As the trial entered its home stretch, Judge Ste ven O'Neill said there's "no persuasive" reason to let Cosby's lawyers read Sheri Williams' deposition testimony into the record. The defense wanted to use the testimony from Andrea Constand's 2005 civil lawsuit against Cosby after failing to reach Wil liams with a subpoena, but O'Neill rejected the request, saying a prosecu tor should have the right to cross-examine her. Cosby wound up set tling Constand's lawsuit for nearly $3.4 million. Constand testied at Cosby's rst trial last year that she and Williams were good friends and were in touch as she went to police in January 2005 with allegations the TV star drugged and molested her. Cosby's lawyers said they expected Williams' testimony to refute Con stand's claims that she was unaware he was romantically interested in her. They said she'd show that Constand "could not have been the unwitting victim" prosecutors have portrayed. After blocking her deposition, O'Neill said clos ing arguments in the re trial are expected Tuesday. The jury in Cosby's rst trial deadlocked last year, setting the stage for the 80-year-old comedian's retrial on three counts of ag gravated indecent assault. Cosby has said his 2004 sexual encounter with Constand was consensual. The judge also prevent ed jurors from hearing tes timony that Constand was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becom ing a millionaire, but that hasn't stopped the defense from airing the explosive claims about her in the court of public opinion. Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to an audience of millions, not just the 12 people deciding his fate. They're hitting at Con stand's credibility in the media with attacks that O'Neill is deeming too prejudicial or irrelevant for court, and they're holding daily press briengs portraying Cosby as the victim of an overzealous prosecutor and an unjust legal system. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt has decried Constand's allegations of drugging and molestation as "fantastical stories" and deemed District Attorney Kevin Steele an "extor tionist" for spending tax payer money on the case. Wyatt was silent Mon day morning, though, as Cosby and his team ar rived at the courthouse in suburban Philadelphia for Day 11 of the retrial. Lawyer Dennis McAndrews, who's been in court following the retrial, said prominent defendants like Cosby almost always play to the court of public opin ion when there's no gag order, but that his team's approach hasn't been "par ticularly effective or con vincing." "It is so strident, and it is so hyperbolic, I think most people will turn it off," said McAndrews, who prosecuted chemical heir John E. du Pont for murder in 1997 and is not associated with either side in the Cosby case. Cosby's lawyers are ex pected to call an agent and an aviation consultant to the witness stand Monday as they continue to make the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004 the month Constand says he knocked her out with pills and molested her there. The date is important because Cosby was not charged until December 2015, just before the 12year statute of limitations was set to expire. Cosby's lead attorney, Tom Mesereau, opened the retrial by calling Constand a "con artist" who framed Cosby for a big payday. Her former Temple Uni versity colleague Mar guerite Jackson testied that Constand once mused about setting up a highprole person. Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani, said in an interview that the defense attacks on her client are "absolutely part of their strategy to smear her rep utation. They know they have judicial immunity, so they can say these things whether or not there's a basis in fact." The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permis sion, which Constand has done.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E13 BY ANGELA CHARLTON AND SYLVIE CORBET Associated PressPARIS (AP) Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as Frances president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump. From their rst bone-squeezing handshake to Macrons recent claim that he persuaded Trump to bomb Syria, its been an improbable relation ship. And it will be on pomp-lled dis play starting Monday as Macron goes on a state visit to Washington, the rst by any leader since Trump took ofce. Macron calls Trump all the time. With other world leaders too wary or weak to woo the impulsive U.S. president, Macron calculates that its smarter and safer to talk to Trump than isolate him. The 40-year-old moderate progres sive, who had never held elected ofce before he won Frances presidential election, defended his overtures to the 71-year-old conservative Trump in an interview on the broadcast Fox News Sunday. I am not going to judge ... what should be your president, or to con sider that because of these controver sies or because of these investigations, your president is less credible, he said. The French president has the most to gain from the three-day state visit. He wants to fortify his image as the face of todays Europe and the No. 1 defender of a liberal world order, as well as prove that France is essential to solving world problems such as Irans nuclear ambitions and international trade wars. His aims may sound like French hubris or wishful thinking, but they are consistent with the France is back global strategy Macron has set for his tenure. He talks regularly to Russian Presi dent Vladimir Putin and other controversial leaders, too. He also has tried his own diplomatic maneuvering in the Middle East with the goals of defend ing French interests and making sure Europe has a say in the regions future. For all their camaraderie, Macron and Trump disagree on some funda mental issues. Take global warming. Macron mocked Trumps campaign slogan by promising in a Twitter video he re corded in English to Make our planet great again! The video was posted moments after Trump announced he wanted to pull out of the U.N.-spon sored Paris climate accord last year. Policy toward Iran is another point of discord. France is the most vigor ous defender of the 2015 deal curb ing Irans nuclear ambitions. Trump is threatening to abandon the agreement next month. Macron hopes to make progress this week on convincing Trump to stay onboard. And then theres trade. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel who planned to visit Washington on Friday have pushed back hard on Trumps steel tariffs and his America First vision, which threaten Europes powerful single market. By design, Macrons state visit will be more about symbolism than sub stance, and no big breakthroughs are expected. But over the long term, Macron hopes his rapport with Trump will help mitigate some of their policy dif ferences. His ofce holds up the U.S.French cooperation on missile strikes on Syria this month as a model for fu ture joint actions. So how has Macron managed to avoid annoying Trump, famously sen sitive to slights? He has played Trump very well, said Nicolas Dungan, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washingtonbased think tank. While other world leaders and vet erans of Beltway politics have made Trump feel like an outsider, Macron accepts him and respects him rather than disdaining him, Dungan said. Its a very effective strategy of inu ence ... through respect and treating him legitimately. At least so far. Macron still runs the risk of getting tagged with Trumps vulgarity, which so far hes been im mune to, Dungan said. Macrons ease in speaking English probably helped in establishing a rap port as did his ability to play the tough-guy game that Trump relishes. Despite being smaller and younger than Trump, Macron has been able to spar in a way that begets admiration instead of resentment, starting with their rst meeting at a NATO summit in May, where Macron took Trumps hand and wouldnt let go. In Trumps confrontational world, Macron comes across as straight ar row, ready for a ght, said Francois Heisbourg, a former French govern ment adviser and current chair of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. At their NATO meeting, Ma cron twists his arm. And this is the beginning of a great friendship, Heis bourg said. The French presidents U.S. visit will highlight Macrons rather un canny ability to get along with hardline leaders, Heisbourg said. He is apparently the only one who can actu ally talk with all of them substantively, while at the same time not appearing to be jettisoning his own values. Macron also hopes the Washington trip will also raise his prole every where else from the EU to Syria and Israel-Palestinian peacemaking. The trip will be a welcome dis traction from Macrons troubles at home: He takes off the same day labor strikes are expected to halt a majority of French trains and a quarter of Air France ights. As Macron prepares to be feted at two fancy dinners and give a special speech to Congress, the White House and Elysee Palace are stressing their likenesses instead of points of discord. Both Macron and Trump are newcomers to politics with a background in business. And France is considered the rst American ally, for helping the colonists win the Revolutionary War. Macron will celebrate the longrunning alliance by giving Trump an oak tree sapling from the site of one of the rst World War I battles involving American troops, the Battle of Belleau Wood. Its a sign of appreciation for the sacrices America made for France and an apparent nod to Macrons concern for the environment. He wants it planted in the White House gardens. CITIZEN TRIBUNE WorldMonday, April 23, 2018 EEE-5 Royal baby: Its a boy for Kate on Englands national dayBY JILL LAWLESS AND SYLVIA HUI Associated PressLONDON (AP) For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy a third child for Kate and Prince William and fth in line to the British throne. The couples Kensington Palace ofce announced news of the birth around lunchtime, about ve hours after the 36-year-old duchess and her husband traveled by car from their Kensington Palace home to the private Lindo Wing of St. Marys Hospital in central London. The palace said the baby prince was born at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT; 6:01 a.m. EDT) and weighed in at eight pounds, seven ounces (3.8 kilograms). Prince William was in attendance, and the palace said mother and child were both doing well. The queen, the Duke of Ed inburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news, the palace said in a statement. Mixing tradition and modernity, the news was announced by the palace on Twitter and also pro claimed in the forecourt of Buck ingham Palace through a framed notice perched on a golden easel. Tony Appleton, a town crier from southeast England, showed up in full regalia to declare the newborn princes birth outside the hospital. The words Its a boy ashed in lights around the top of Londons BT Tower, which can be seen for miles around. More ceremonial celebration is to come, including the pealing of bells at Westminster Abbey and a gun salute in Londons Hyde Park. The baby is a younger brother to 4-year-old Prince George and Prin cess Charlotte, who turns 3 next week. Both were born at the same hospital, as were William and his younger brother, Prince Harry. The infants name, which has been subject to a urry of bets, hasnt been announced. Arthur and James are among bookmakers favorites for the new prince, whose full title will be His Royal Highness, Prince (Name) of Cambridge. Monday is St. Georges Day, Englands national day, but the baby is unlikely to be given the name since his older brother al ready has it. The new arrival is Queen Eliza beth IIs sixth great-grandchild and bumps Prince Harry to sixth place in the line of succession. The baby is fth in line, after grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and his two siblings. Charlotte is the rst royal daugh ter to stay ahead of a younger brother in the line of succession. Before the rules were changed in 2012, male heirs took precedence. Kensington Palace announced in September that Kate was preg nant with her third child. As in her previous pregnancies, the duchess suffered from hyperemesis gravi darum, a severe form of morning sickness. Ofcials announced her previ ous pregnancies before the traditional 12-week mark because she was too unwell to attend public engagements. This time around, it kept her from taking Prince George to his rst day of school. The 36-year-old duchess, for merly Kate Middleton, nevertheless kept up a busy schedule of royal duties during her pregnancy, including a visit with William to Scandinavia. She carried out her last ofcial engagement on March 22 before going on maternity leave. The birth was overseen by a team of doctors including consultant ob stetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston and consultant gynecologist Alan Far thing who were also called in for the births of George and Char lotte as well as the hospitals midwives. Television crews, journalists and royal fans had set up camp outside the hospital for the royal baby watch since early April in anticipation of the arrival. John Loughrey, a veteran royalwatcher who has been camped outside the hospital for two weeks, said the baby would be very good for our country and of course Her Majesty the queen. Im so pleased its St. Georges Day, he said before the birth was announced. St. George himself would be very pleased if the babys born today. Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist TrumpAPPalestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along Gazas border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, April 20, 2018. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea halted anti-North Korea propagan da broadcasts across their tense border on Monday as ofcials from the two Koreas met again to work out details of their leaders upcoming talks, expected to focus on the Norths nuclear program. Seoul had been blasting propaganda messages and Kpop songs from border loud speakers since the Norths fourth nuclear test in early 2016. The North quickly matched the Souths action with its own broadcasts and launches of balloons carrying anti-South Korea leaets across the border. South Korea turned off its broadcasts on Monday to ease military tensions and establish an environment for peaceful talks, Seouls Defense Ministry said in a state ment. It said Seoul hopes the decision will lead to both sides stopping slander and propaganda activities. Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentied govern ment source, said that North Korea was believed to have turned off many of its propa ganda broadcasts later Monday. Yonhap earlier reported that some North Korean broadcasts were sporadically heard in the South on Monday morning. South Korean defense ofcials said they couldnt immediately conrm the status of the Norths broadcasts. The move comes amid a recent thaw in animosities, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trying to reach out to Seoul and Washington after conducting his coun trys sixth and most powerful nuclear test and three longrange missile test launches last year. Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are to meet at the Korean bor der village of Panmunjom on Friday in the countries thirdever summit talks. Kim is to hold separate talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in May or early June in what would be the rst North Korea-U.S. summit. On Monday, the two Kore as held a third round of work ing-level talks at Panmunjom and agreed to conduct a joint rehearsal Wednesday of the summit, Moons ofce said in a statement. It said the two sides agreed that Fridays summit will include a welcoming ceremony and a ban quet dinner as well as a for mal meeting between Moon and Kim. The Koreas agreed last week to allow live television broadcasts for key parts of the summit. Mondays state ment said North Korea also agreed on live broadcasts by South Korean media of un specied events at the northern side of Panmunjom. The Korean summit is to take place at a South Korean building on the southern side of Panmunjom. This means that Kim must cross the bor der into South Korea in what would be the rst such act by a North Korean leader since the end of the 1950-53 Ko rean War. Kim has said he is willing to place his nuclear program up for negotiation. But it is unclear what disarmament steps he will offer during the two sets of summit talks. U.S. ofcials have said they want to the North to complete full nuclear disarmament. North Korea said Saturday it will close its nuclear testing facility and suspend nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests. But it stopped short of suggesting it will give up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related components.S.Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North