By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Kissimmees mayor voiced public support last week for Disney employees, as wage negotiations between the Central Florida attraction and more than 35,000 of its workers wages on. In a letter published today in the Osceola News-Gazette, Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez wrote he is condent Disney will continue to do the right thing by oering a living wage for its employees. Earlier this month, the corporation oered a proposal to implement a $15 minimum wage by 2021. I understand that these raises will cost Disney quite a lot of money, Alvarez wrote in his letter. For that reason, I applaud Disneys leadership for responding to the unions repeated calls for higher pay. But some union leaders rejected the proposal, citing that it would cut other benets such as overtime and holiday pay. e negotiations are expected to continue later this summer as the unions and Disney look at compensation, including a $1,000 bonus Walt Disney Company oered to employees as a result of GOP tax cuts. In addition to the gradual $15 minimum wage, the contract detailed concessions that included cuts to holiday pay and overtime, changes in how employees transfer to new positions and grievance procedures. e rights of shop stewards people elected by union workers to represent them in front of management would be reduced. The proposal also eliminates a 20-minute meeting new hires get paid to attend with union representatives. e new proposal follows one Disney put forth in December that would have increased employee wages by 50 cents this year and then again next year. at proposal was rejected by the union coalition as the group held out for higher pay. The union coalition together represent over 35,000 skilled and unskilled Walt Disney World Resort employees. In his public letter, Alvarez discussed the working poor hard working men and women employed by Disney and other major Central Florida attractions who barely make enough money to pay rent. Many of those employees and other non-union members who benefit from higher negotiated salaries are Osceola County residents, as Alvarez points out in his letter. I told them (the employees) that I thought it was wrong that full-time workers had to live in Kissimmees By Charlie Reed For the News-Gazette Last week, some 150 people lined up outside the Osceola County Courthouse early Monday morning for jury duty aer receiving their summonses only a few days prior. A jury summons is an ocial court order and typically is mailed out four to ve weeks before a residents report date. A soware glitch within the 9th Circuit Court system which covers Osceola and Orange counties and caused the problem and has since been xed. It arose from an outside vendor contracted by the 9th Circuit and the printing company it uses to send out the notices. We put in stop-gap measures so that this never happens again, said 9th Circuit spokeswoman Karen Levy. Court staff worked throughout the weekend to answer questions from wouldbe jurors and to help those who needed to reschedule. ose who did not appear Monday or reschedule over the weekend were not penalized. Still, despite the last-minute notice, most folks who were summoned showed up to fulll their civic duty to thankful court employees. Everyone seemed appreciative that we appreciate them, Levy said. Jury duty is essential to making sure trials have a panel of unbiased citizens to decide cases. e right to a jury trial is outlined in the U.S. Constitution. Not everyone who is summoned for jury duty will be selected to serve on a jury. Every case before the court is unique, but most trials By Rachel Christian Staff Writer is week, the Osceola News-Gazette welcomed a new publisher, Tom Overton, to the oce. Overton, a South Carolina native, arrived in Kissimmee last week aer working as publisher at a newspaper in Hattiesburg, Miss. His career in the industry spans nearly 25 years, and includes experience in nearly every aspect of the business, from sales and advertising to delivering papers in his neighborhood as a teenager. Overtons roots run deep in the news business. Both his father and grandfather held lengthy careers in the industry, and exposed Overton to their line of work at an early age. His arrival ends a twomonth vacancy le by Matt Plocha, the newspapers former publisher, who resigned in March. The ink gets in your blood, he said. I was always cognizant of what my grandfather was doing, and we would sometimes go down and watch the paper come o the press. Its not much of a stretch then, that Overton landed his first job delivering newspapers during a morning and afternoon route when he was 13. e experience taught Overton valuable lessons at an early age about business and customer service, he said. With his interest piqued, Overton chose to major in business when he started college at the University of South Carolina. His parents moved to Sarasota when Overton was a freshman in college, so his father could work in the nance department at the towns newspaper, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Overton landed a summer job there in the publications Robo Mud Run set for June 30.Proceeds support families of St. Cloud employees in need.Page 11.Mayor backs Disney staffers in union talks Osceola News-Gazette names new publisherSoftware glitch wrongly summons residents for jury duty at courthouseLooking for laborNEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCK Elena Perez from Orlando gets information regarding 911 dispatch operator jobs with the Osceola County Sheriffs Office during the Osceola County job fair held on May 11 at Osceola Heritage Park. INSIDE ONG Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. 50 CENTS WWW.AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Saturday, May 19, 2018Around Osceola 1Solar jobs on the rise.Florida drawing in record number of solar energy companies.2 3 SRO funding questions loom.Osceola ocials are scrambling to nd ways to pay for required ocers.St. Cloud eyeing new land. 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Page 2 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 Local Business News CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Solar jobs on the rise in Florida, save residents and businesses money By Charlie ReedFor the News-GazetteThe Sunshine State pulls in millions of tourists every day, generating the main source of revenue for Florida government services and a large majority of jobs for residents. But Florida is increasingly drawing solar energy companies that convert homes and buildings to solar power and that are hiring at a record pace. Nationwide solar energyrelated jobs dropped 3 percent from 2016 to 2017 excluding Florida and a handful of other states, where the industry is on the rise, according to The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit founded in the 1970s to promote using energy from the Sun. The organizations 2016 Solar Jobs Census report showed Florida as one of the top five states in the country where solar jobs are growing the fastest. Whats more, the solar and wind power industry expected to double in the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Disney World, for example, is embracing Floridas emerging solar market. Not just considered environmentally BUSINESS BRIEFSfriendly, solar energy also significantly reduces the cost of traditional electricity for homes and businesses, large and small. The company announced in February that it soon will connect to a new solar farm along State Road 429, 10 times larger than the existing Hidden Mickey solar farm near Epcot. The new Disney power plant will be the near ponds that are east of the toll beltway and west of Disneys Magnolia and Palm golf courses. The Reedy Creek Improvement District Disneys autonomous pseudogovernmental body signed an agreement and easement with Miami-based Origis Energy to build the facility. The complex will cover 70 acres on the western edge of Disneys property with more than half a million individual solar-panel modules. The company said it would create some 300 jobs during construction, which is anticipated to start by late spring and be completed by years end. The new solar farm for Disney will increase its use at the parks and to power the improvement districts operations. By comparison, the current 22-acre solar farm shaped like Mickey generates only enough energy to power 1,000 homes and includes an operating agreement with Duke Energy. On a much smaller scale, local residents are also jumping on the solar bandwagon. Ron Woodall outfitted his nearly Century-old house in Kissimmee with a solar system last summer. It essentially nullified his electricity bill from Kissimmee Utility Authority. He even sells some of the energy back to the utility. He financed the $13,000 solar system, which is hooked up to the regular grid in case the sunshine doesnt produce enough for power. The system will pay for itself in a few years, said Woodall, who also got financial incentives from the state to convert. Osceola eet recognized among list of notablesOsceola County Fleet Ma nagement is one of the top government fleets in the country, according to Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA). Osceola County Fleet Management was also named 48th among the top 100 Best Fleets, and places Osceola above Atlanta, Orlando, Boston, Houston and Chicago. This is an increase from 2017, when the County ranked 85th overall. Rankings and honors like this are a huge accomplishment when you think that there are 38,000 competitors across the country, said Commission Vice Chairwoman Cheryl Grieb. Im proud of the hard work that the fleet team puts in every day to make sure our equipment is ready for the road. These recognitions validate those efforts and demonstrates that our staff is always working to support our residents. Osceola County Fleet Management provides vehicle and equipment repairs, fleet acquisition and disposal. Fleet also operates and maintains the countywide vehicle refueling system. The notable fleet awards program, sponsored by Ford and Geotab, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges. Osceola County joins a list of Notable Fleets that includes City of Boston Public Works, the State of Michigan and the New York City Department of Transportation. Criteria for the award include: The efficiency, effectiveness, and modernity of the fleet operation, based on 20 key criteria. How an operation prioritizes and exhibits leadership within its team, with customers, within its local community, and within the overall fleet community. How an operation ensures competitiveness and efficiency. The future vision of the operation and leadership steps taken to get there. How an operation addresses and overcomes its biggest challenges. Os ceola Fleet manager Hector Morales was nominated as a Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year in the United States and finished in the top 10. Nominees were scored based on 10 categories: business plan, technology implementation, productivity, policies, PM program, utilization management, replacement program, customer service, fuel management, and a key accomplishment from the past year. St. Cloud Medical Group welcomes HartmanSt. Cloud Medical Group has acquired John R. Hartman MD & Associates, a family medicine clinic in Kissimmee, effective May 1. The group will open a new clinic location, St. Cloud Medical Group Family Practice Kissimmee, and will continue to care for families in Kissimmee and the surrounding parts of Osceola County. All providers and staff from the former John R. Hartman MD & Associates will move to the new clinic location, St. Cloud Medical Group Family Practice Kissimmee at 1300 Kevstin Drive, Kissimmee, including Dr. John R. Hartman, Dr. Pearl Huang-Ramirez and Lori White, ARNP. The new clinic location opened to patients on Wednesday, May 2. This transition should be seamless for current patients of the practice, and the new office on U.S. Highway 192 now includes more physical space to expand the practice as St. Cloud Medical Group Family Practice Kissimmee begins accepting new patients. St. Cloud Medical Group Family Practice Kissimmee provides care for all ages including from birth to senior adults. Services include well checks for children and women, immunizations, physicals, sick visits, health screenings, management of chronic conditions and more. Same-day appointments are available by calling 321-442-1214. We are proud to welcome these three well-established providers into St. Cloud Medical Group and to the medical staff of St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, said Brent Burish, CEO of St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, With the new clinic location we are able to expand our high quality healthcare services to residents in Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and surrounding areas. Osceola School District recognized once again for excellence in financial reportingThe Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Osceola School District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The district has earned this recognition 11 years in a row. The school districts Business and Fiscal Services Department received the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement as it was responsible for preparing the award-winning comprehensive annual financial report. The report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate the districts financial story and to motivate potential users to read the report. NAI Realvest negotiates retail sublease of BVL building for a new restaurantNAI Realvest recently negotiated a long-term sublease of the 3,010 square foot retail building at 852 Buenaventura Blvd. near the intersection of Osceola P arkway in Kissimmee. NAI Realvest Brokers Veronica Malolos, CRB and Daniel Blackford negotiated the transaction representing Sublandlord CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. which owns the Hardeess Restaurant brand. The Subtenant Pop Florida Properties will open a Popeyes Chicken at the location in the 4th quarter of this year. Build out for the Popeyes restaurant should take approximately six months, according to Malolos. The subtenant was represented by Jon Hellein of Hybridge Commercial. LYNX team named best in state at Bus RoadeoThe Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) recently won their second consecutive Grand Champion award at the 2018 Florida Public Transportation Association Triple Crown Bus Roadeo. For the fifth consecutive year the LYNX maintenance team of Chris Balroop, Harryram Mootoo and Radu Solomon won the state maintenance team championship. The maintenance squad also won awards for their assessments in electronic controls and air brakes. Combined with operator Steve Kalicharans fourth place finish this is the 11th Grand Champion award for LYNX. Kalicharan won first place in bus pre-trip inspection. ACCESS LYNX operator Rhoda Scott finished fourth in her division. Angel Melendez, ACCESS LYNX maintenance technician, won the paratransit bus inspection score and third place in the paratransit maintenance division. Moss awarded contract for construction of NeoCity ofce buildingMoss has announced that it has been awarded a contract and has received the Notice to Proceed from Osceola County to build a 100,000-square-foot office building in NeoCity. The NeoCity Technology District is projected to be an economic behemoth, creating more than 127,000 jobs, $9.2 billion in total labor income and more than $800 million in total tax revenue during its full 50-year buildout. We are excited to build this project, which will be the start of this ambitious technology campus, said John Bowden, Moss senior vice president. We know NeoCitys goal is to attract world-class technology research and manufacturing, and we are glad to be in a position to help make that happen. Designed by Orlando-based SchenkelShultz Architecture, the planned four-story building will be the second building and first office building within Osceola Countys 500-acre NeoCity Technology District. The office building is one more sign along with infrastructure improvements and the NeoCity Academy that plans for our 500-acre technology district continue to move forward with a transformative approach to energize our economy, Osceola Commission Chairman Fred Hawkins, Jr. said. NeoCity is a big part of our future as it will create jobs and a lifestyle that elevates our community, the region and the state. The building is scheduled to be completed early in 2019. To read the entire article, go to www.aroundosceola.com.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 3 By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Local governments across Florida are scrambling to ll hundreds of school security positions by the August opening of the 2018-19 school year. A bill requiring local districts to increase law enforcement at schools was introduced at the statehouse in late February, following a massive shooting that le 17 people dead in South Florida. Known as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act in memory of the Parkland school where the shooting took place, it requires local government to implement at least one school resource officer (SRO), security professional or armed marshal at every elementary and middle school, and one per every 1,000 students at each high school. The provision also applies to charter schools. e $97 million measure was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, and the Osceola County School District is set to receive $3.4 million from it. How will the county pay for SROs? Now, as the statemandated deadline looms, Osceola County leaders are wondering how they will pay what the state money does not cover. The state took a bold action and said, Were going to have a school resource officer in every single school, its a great thing to do. Now I wish they would tell us how were going to pay for it, said Osceola County Commissioner Brandon Arrington at a recent board meeting. Paying for SROs has always been a joint eort in Osceola County between the school district and law enforcement. The district pays $39,900 for each new SRO, and law enforcement picks up the rest. e new state funds allow the school district to pay its share of the newly required SRO positions. But no state money was allocated for law enforcement agencies to cover the rest. The county submits its annual budget in September, and Arrington told fellow commissioners this budget cycle would be especially challenging. To comply with the new law, the Osceola County Sheriffs Office must hire 33 new SROs, the St. Cloud Police Department plans to hire seven officers as well as a new supervisor, and the Kissimmee Police Department needs ve SROs and a new sergeant. Arrington said the question of finding and funding a minimum of 45 SROs in just over three months needs to be discussed with ocials from law enforcement and the school district soon. is is a real conversation the state has dropped in our lap and has taken the credit for, he said. Commission Chairman Fred Hawkins Jr. said hes spoken with the governor about allowing retired ocers to come back as SROs and keep their pensions. Currently, law enforcement agents lose their pensions if they rejoin the force. It would be a cheaper alternative, Hawkins said, also noting he isnt sure about the legal details. Law enforcement recruiting challenges SROs are one of the fastest growing sectors in law enforcement nationwide. e trend holds true in Osceola County, too. I denitely think thats true, especially with this new state mandate, said Maj. Jacob Ruiz, public information ocer for the Osceola County Sheriffs Oce. New schools opening in the county has become an almost annual thing. And each time one opens, you need another SRO. Ruiz said staffing the positions can be challenging in a rapidly growing county that needs law enforcement to combat everyday crime. SRO funding, recruiting questions loomMAYORContinued from Page 1 pay-by-the-week motels, sleep on benches, or crowd many families into small apartments, he wrote. Workers in the OrlandoKissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average hourly wage about 13 percent below the nationwide average of $23.86, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs such as serving and food processing typically low-wage earning positions make up 12.8 percent of employment in the Orlando-KissimmeeSanford region, according to Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data. Alvarez expressed optimism over upcoming negotiations that are expected to settle the higher wage issue for Disney World employees. Union leaders are also optimistic, albeit slightly skeptical, aer Disneys most recent oer earlier this month. After eight months of rallies, marches, and cast members sticking together, Disney has nally come back with real improvements in wage proposals for 38,000 unionized cast members, leaders from UNITE HERE Locals 362 and 737 wrote in a statement May 2. But we need to consider it with cautionIf we settle, we want it to be fair. By Brian McBride Editor Although the Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that red light cameras were justied in the state, a majority of Osceola County residents disagreed, according to a poll. In the latest NewsGazette Sound O Osceola question, readers were asked: What do you think of the red light running cameras in Kissimmee/Osceola County? Give us reasons why they should stay or go. Overwhelmingly, readers wanted them out. They are horrible. Youre always afraid your gonna get a ticket because half of the time they do not work right and youre slamming your breaks on, one person wrote. Another reply stated, I think the red light cameras are more of a danger than helpful. Too many people are more worried when the light will change and it becomes a hazard because they are not concentrating. One reader believed the cameras were bad for tourism. Red light controversy can ruin Kissimmees reputation among tourists here in the most popular destination in America. I think that omas Jeerson would agree with me that the red light cameras are unconstitutional. But the state Supreme Court recently ruled otherwise. It had to decide whether an outside company could review the photograph of the offender. An opinion written by Justice Barbara Pariente stated that the Florida statute indeed allows municipalities to use a vendor to review the photos. Both the city of Kissimmee and Osceola County use red light running cameras and use a law enforcement ocer to review the footage and decide whether an oense was committed.Poll: Residents dont favor red light cameras Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off MondayKissimmee police will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign that will run from May 21 to June 3. As motorists take to the road this Memorial Day holiday, Kissimmee police are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning Monday, ocers will be out in full force, taking part in the 2018 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, due to education and eective enforcement of state seat belt laws, a nationwide record high seat belt use rate has reached 90 percent. e Click It or Ticket campaign hopes to reach that one out of every 10 drivers and encourage them to use seat belts. Seat belts save thousands of lives every year, but there are still a few motorists not buckling up, said Police Chief Je ODell. Buckling up is not optional; its the dierence between life and death in a crash. Click it or Ticket, every trip, every time, day or night. See Sound Off, Page 6. LOCAL YES! 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Page 4 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 By now much of America is familiar with Caren Turner, the New Jersey politician who would have no problem winning Unhinged Mother of the Year if such an award existed. Turner, a Democratic lobbyist and, until recently, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board member, became an unwitting YouTube star when, on March 31, she rolled up on a nearlycompleted traffic stop featuring two Tenafly, N.J., police officers. The pair had stopped, and ultimately impounded, a vehicle with an expired registration tag. Four teens in the vehicle, including Turners daughter, could be seen standing idly by as the police cruisers dash cam recorded a nearly 15-minute exchange between the officers and a ranting Turner. The video showed Turner repeatedly flaunting her political position, demanding the officers address her as Commissioner, and ending the encounter by telling the cops they may shut the (expletive) up and not tell me when I can take my kid. Once the video hit social media, the ocers were praised for their restraint while Turner abruptly resigned her Port Authority position. End of story? Maybe for Turner. For her daughter, not so fast. I truly do feel for the girl who watched her mom exhibit all the tact and manners of a zoo animal at feeding time. Perhaps she thought her mother really could bully her way out of the incident. However, had she known the encounter was being filmed and would eventually sweep through cyberspace, she may have had the good sense to say, Mom, I mean Commissioner, I mean Commissioner Mom, please shut up. We repeatedly warn our children, Once its on the Internet, its there forever. Turner and her offspring will now be reminded of that every time a Google search contains the word Turner. Thankfully, its a common last name; although Caren Turners loony diatribe may soon trend above any videos from Kathleen, Ike, Tina or even Lana Turner. I could journey to the East Coast, attempt to locate the daughter and give her some advice on how to deal with the video and its aermath. Why there? Because the girl may be a Ph.D. student at either Yale or MIT, a nugget of information Turner revealed in her tirade. Nice job, Mom. Now everybody knows where I live! But Turner isnt the rst mom to be caught going completely nutso online, nor will she be the last. So, kids, here are a few steps you can take if you ever nd yourself in, say, a job interview, and your prospective employer suddenly spins his or her laptop around and asks, Is that your mom in this video? 1. Claim you were adopted just days before the video was recorded. Insist that you would have preferred to stay in a government run home had you known your new mother was capable of such behavior. 2. Reveal that your mother is a trained method actress and, on that particular day, was preparing to audition for the mom role in, I, Tonya. Mention that she was devastated when the part went to Allison Janney. 3. Say that your mom is hopelessly attracted to police ocers and is convinced they go for the rebellious type. 4. Laugh, roll your eyes and say, See what can happen when you have an identical twin sister? 5. Insist that it isnt your mother, and launch into a discussion on the perils of the Articial Intelligence face-swapping tool FakeApp. One of these suggestions should do the trick. But be aware that none will apply to dads. Why? Because dads are, by denition, crazy, ranting lunatics 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will embarrass their children whenever possible. Just ask my daughters. 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All rights reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Kissimmee, FLPostmaster: Send address changes to: Osceola News-Gazette 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741The Osceola News-Gazette is published by Sun Publications of Florida, a division of Lakeway Publishers of Florida, Inc. Phone 407-846-7600. Fax 407-846-8516. Email at news@ osceolanewsgazette.com. The Osceola News-Gazette is available online at: www.aroundosceola.com.To the editor: When I ran for mayor of Kissimmee in 2016, I heard a common refrain from hundreds of voters: Kissimmee needs a raise! Many residents of our city, and of Central Florida in general, are what I call the working poor. In a region dominated by low-wage hospitality jobs, hard-working men and women can barely make ends meet. For that reason, Ive closely watched the union wage negotiations at Disney. In fact, when the unions kicked o their campaign with a rally on May 1, 2017, I was there supporting them. I told them that I thought it was wrong that full-time workers had to live in Kissimmees payby-the-week motels, sleep on benches, or crowd many families into small apartments. When Disney oered only 50 cent raises, I encouraged Disney workers to go back to the bargaining table and keep pushing. One year later, earlier this month, Disney showed it had heard the voices of Central Florida workers when it proposed to increase minimum wages at Disney from $10 up to $15 by 2021. As a business owner myself, I understand that these raises will cost Disney quite a lot of money. For that reason, I applaud Disneys leadership for responding to the unions repeated calls for higher pay. Dont get me wrong: $15 an hour at Disney wont make Kissimmee residents rich. But it will pump hundreds of millions of dollars into our local economy and provide an immediate benefit to our neighborhoods. Kids will have better school clothes. Small businesses will see their customers spending more locally. Some people will move out of motels and into their own apartments and homes. And, if Universal Studios and other employers raise wages to the standard set by the union at Disney, the ripple eect across Central Florida will be massive. Ive heard from constituents who work at Disney that there are still major obstacles to a settlement of union negotiations because Disney is asking for signicant concessions in areas like overtime, scheduling and union representation. Ive heard time and time again that Kissimmee residents who work at Disney depend on stability in their work schedules to plan for their kids day care and aer-school activities. I know that precious overtime hours help pay bills that have piled up. ese arent old-fashioned union work rules they are important parts of our communitys health and wellbeing. Despite whatever challenges remain in negotiations, I am very optimistic that a settlement is possible. With so much on the line for Central Floridas residents, Im condent Disney will continue to do the right thing and reach a fair settlement with the unions. Disneys executives deserve credit for making the decision to work together with their unions and with the tens of thousands of our neighbors who work at Disney. When a settlement does happen, there will be a major and lasting impact on the economic well-being of tens of thousands of Central Florida families. Mayor Jose Alvarez Kissimmee
Saturday, May 19, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 5 mailroom and loading docks aer his rst year at the university. It wasnt a very glamorous job; youd come home covered in ink, Overton said. But you learned a lot about what was going on, how the presses worked and how stu ran. The next year, the 20-year-old college student got his first taste of the advertising world during an internship in the HeraldTribunes sales department. But aer his sophomore year, Overton found himself financially responsible for his own schooling. Unable to pay his own way, Overton enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He ultimately served four years with the military working as a hospital corpsman. Overton headed back to school aer the Navy, this time majoring in retail management. He excelled in his new studies, and during his last year at USC, he landed a job at the same newspaper in Columbia, S.C. where his grandfather worked for 38 years. It all kind of came full circle, said Overton, who went on to get his rst fulltime job there, too. Overton spent the next decade working advertising and sales positions at publications in North and South Carolina. When he was 38 years old, Overton landed his first job as publisher at a newspaper in East Tennessee. He worked to strengthen the papers presence in the community by spearheading a special collaborative program with two other agencies to provide free books to underprivileged young children across the state. Before coming to the News-Gazette, Overton served as a publisher in Hattiesburg, Miss. for two years. In 2017, the shifting landscape of print media resulted in a $54.2 million payroll cut by Overtons parent company, Gannett. Overton became one of more than 300 employees across the country who lost their jobs due to budget cuts. Overton went on to enjoy a brief stint as director of retention at William Carey University, a small Baptist college where his wife, Mia, still works. Overton couldnt stay away from the newspaper industry for long, though. When a publisher position at the News-Gazette opened a couple months ago, Overton seized it. e new publisher said he is looking forward to the latest chapter of his career. Im excited to be here, he said. ere is a great staff here and the paper is in an amazing, growing market that has so much potential. Overton spent his rst week in the oce meeting with staff and learning about the community. He is still searching for a new home as his wife finishes up the school year at William Carey. Several members of his family including his three sons, James, Thomas and Mason also live in Florida. In his spare time, Overton enjoys golfing, cooking, catching a concert and heading to the beach. Moving forward, Overton said he wants to enhance the News-Gazettes brand, improve social media outreach and remain a trusted news resource for the residents of Osceola County. Being a new publisher is a little bit like being a preacher coming to a new community, he said. My goal is to be serviceoriented, and help the paper be the viable information news source people know they can turn to.PUBLISHERContinued from Page 1 City of St. Cloud eyes parcel of land for neighborhood park By Rachel Christian Staff Writer St. Cloud city ocials are considering the purchase of at least one parcel of land for added green space within the city. Council Member Linette Matheny discussed a oneacre piece of surplus Osceola County School District property located o Virginia Street in St. Cloud during a board meeting last week. e property, located in the center of the city, once served as an old canning site, Matheny said. e city doesnt get a chance to acquire vacant property like this very oen, said Matheny, who suggested purchasing the parcel and turning it into a neighborhood park. Matheny said the city manager confirmed that funds were available to bid on the one-acre parcel, which comes with an appraised value of $353,000. Mathenys suggestion was met with opposition from Council Member Donny Shroyer, who said be believed the land could better serve city tax rolls if new townhomes were constructed there instead. I like the idea of a park, but we already have a lot of parks, Shroyer said. I just think adding another one is a little overkill for parks in my opinion. Matheny acknowledged that the property wouldnt financially benefit the city, but argued that it could improve the towns aesthetics. I feel like we are woefully under the number of parks we should have, Matheny said. St. Cloud is the city of trees and were running out of trees. Shroyer then pivoted, agreeing that St. Cloud needs more parks, but that they should be large 50 to 100-acre parks with baseball elds or possibly swimming pools. St. Cloud Mayor Nathan Blackwell said he was intrigued by the idea of purchasing the property but wanted more time to consider it. The deadline to make an offer on parcels was May 15, five days after Matheny brought it before the council. Council Member Dan Askew said purchasing the plot would align with the citys master plan, which emphasizes purchasing small plots of land as they become available to add green space within the city grid. According to Krystal Diaz, the city public information officer, the deadline has now been extended to May 30. 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Page 6 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 from the local businesses with Bookmark Buddies P.M. Wells Charter Academy (http://www. pmwellscharter.org/) is a public charter schoolserving students in grades K-8. e school is in need of volunteers to serve as Bookmark Buddies at the school. Bookmark Buddies is a mentor reading program that helps third grade students improve their reading skills and score at Level 2 or higher on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). e program recruits volunteer mentors each year that help to improve the reading skills of low performing students. Mentors meet at the P.M. Wells Charter Academy for 30 minutes a week, oneon-one, throughout the school year. No prior tutoring experience is necessary and all the tutoring materials are provided, making for an easy and fun volunteer experience. e Bookmark Buddies mentor builds a strong friendship and takes great satisfaction in their students success as they begin to gain condence and improve their reading and writing skills. P.M. Wells is looking for volunteers to help elementary school art teacher work with students, and clean tables, desks and work surfaces. e school also is seeking volunteers to help tutor middle school students in math. Volunteers interested in becoming Bookmark Buddies at P.M. Wells Charter Academy can contact Principal Alan Ramos at 321697-1020 or Mrs. Ingrid Hernandez, volunteer coordinator, at ihernandez@ pmwellscharter.org. The Backyard Project e Backyard Project is a local organization that strives to enhance community awareness and support by providing resources to those in need. e Backyard Project regularly provides meals to the homeless community in Kissimmee and we are looking for volunteers ages 16 and up to help with meal preparation and delivery. ose interested can email e Backyard Project at bypvolunteer@ gmail.com. Meals on Wheels drivers needed e Osceola Council on Aging needs Meals on Wheels delivery drivers. Volunteers must have a valid license, an insured vehicle, and pass a background check. Deliveries are made Monday through Friday mornings and Mothers Day and anksgiving Day. Contact Marie Blackford at 407-9339532 or blackfm@ osceola-coa.com Meals on wheels is a 501 (c) 3, nonprot, private charitable organization dedicated to providing services to enable independence and self-suciency for seniors, disabled adults, the disadvantaged and families in poverty. www.osceola generations.org. OASIS volunteers needed Make a dierence and help enrich the education of students by becoming a school volunteer today at Discovery Intermediate. As students enter the time of testing through May, the school could use some volunteers acting as proctors, watching over students as they test, escorting students to the restroom, handling out pencils, etc. Please consider helping out during this very busy time at school. Please visit the district website at www.osceolaschools. net/OASIS. Osceola District Boy Scouts Osceola District of Central Florida Council Boy Scouts of America covers all of Osceola County and currently serves 1076 youth and over 550 adult volunteers in 52 (units) packs, troops, and crews. Osceola District Boy Scouts are looking for adult volunteers to assist on our district committee and district commissioner sta. Scouting background is preferred but all volunteers must be over the age of 21, pass a criminal background check, and take a youth protection course. All district level volunteers must also be approved by a nominating committee before their approval. A prospective member of our district committee would assist the Boy Scouts in planning and executing county wide programs and initiatives as well as fund-raise and assist recruiting new youth to one of our 52 packs, troops or crews. Applicants can contact Cory Dewell, Osceola district executive Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council, at 407-624-2101 (cell), 407-703-0258 (work) or email at Cory.Dewell@ cscouting.org. Volunteer at SNiP-it Clinic e SNiP-it Clinic is a 501(c) 3 non-prot organization working to: Reduce the pet overpopulation in our shelters. Educate the public on the benets of spay/neuter. Provide low cost, high quality spay/ neuter services. Service TNR and Animal Rescue Organizations e clinic provides high quality spay/ neuter services for cats and dogs to help dramatically reduce the number of animals entering in to shelters each year. More than 30,000 animals were euthanized in Central Florida last year. Reducing the pet population is the only way to guarantee that animals wont have to suer or die because of the lack of homes. e clinic has many opportunities for all levels 18 years or older. Normal business hours are Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. e clinic can use help with laundry, sterilizing surgical packs, cleaning, ling, answering phones, fundraising and marketing. It also has weekend opportunities that include special events and feral cat trapping for TNR. Contact Susan Muncy: email: 2snipit@gmail. com or by phone: 407-476-4748.Editors note: Due to space constraints, the News-Gazette cannot guarantee that all events submitted will be published in the Volunteer News in every ursday and Saturday edition. THIS WEEKS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TO SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST, CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EMAIL BMcBride@osceolanewsgazette.com THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SUBMISSION. INFORMING READERS. 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Cannot be combined with any other offers.Buy 1 Lunch Entre, Get 2nd Entre* FREE051918.SNG SOUND OFFContinued from Page 1 According to the law, the owner of the vehicle will receive a violation letter, which will include a link to the website, which shows a copy of the violation and also explains the appeal process. This will result in a penalty in the amount of $158, if paid within 30 days of the violation. Afterward, a uniform traffic citation will be issued and the amount will increase. ey need to be done away with, another person stated. Sometimes you get caught in no mans land and cant stop. And you could receive a ticket for something you could not avoid. However, a few replies submitted to the NewsGazette supported the cameras. I have seen enough of bad Florida driving habits in my 2 years here. People in Florida think a red light is a suggestion, not an actual law, one person wrote. Another comment said, If red light cameras save one life, they are well worth it. If you dont want to pay the fines, put down your phones and pay attention to the road!!! A new Sound Off Osceola question will be published Thursday. To make your opinion heard, see the Viewpoint page or go to www.around osceola.com. GLITCHContinued from Page 1 last from one to two days. Rare are prolonged oen high-profile criminal trials. Summonses are sent out based on Florida identification and driver license information. Yes, those with jobs do have to take time o from work. Larger employees, such as Disney World and local government offices, pay employees their salary or wages for the day they are summoned for jury duty. Otherwise, jurors are paid $15 dollars per day for rst three days and $30 per day thereaer. To read the entire article, go to www.aroundosceola.com.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 7 By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Last week, Osceola and St. Cloud scored big playo baseball wins, marking the first time in at least two decades that two county programs advanced to the regional seminals. This week, the biggest opponent has been Mother Nature, who spent much of this week postponing their games, past the print deadline for this edition. (For information on game times, visit www.aroundosceola. com, or on Twitter at @ OsceolaSports.) Literally, its been like the discussion between her and coach goes like this: Coaches: So when is the rain scheduled? M. Nature: Game time. C: But we havent told you what time the ga M: Doesnt matter. e seminals Osceola (19-6) at home in Class 9A against defending state champion Timber Creek (197), St. Cloud (15-7) hosting two-time Class 8A state runner-up Hagerty (21-5) were originally scheduled for Tuesday, then moved to Wednesday by the rain, then to ursday Did we mention the regional nals are set for this coming Tuesday? Osceolas game was rained out on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. St. Cloud, aer canceling at home on Tuesday and Wednesday, moved they game to the (in theory) drier Osceola County Stadium complex, where after Bulldogs pitcher Darren Friedman got Hagerty leadoff hitter to ground out to first and Josh Blackmore made a great stab and flip to Friedman at the bag, the dark overhanging clouds unleashed another cloudburst that sent players, coaches and fans scurrying and turned another baseball field into a muddy mess. Officials called the game soon aer. e teams were scheduled to return to the complex on Friday at 10 a.m. to give it another go. Whenever St. Cloud and Hagerty ever get to play, the winner will face George Jenkins (25-3), who managed to get their seminal game in against Lakeland and won, 7-1, on Tuesday. Theyre going to be a tough test, St. Cloud Coach Bo ODell said. They have six Division I commits and a potential First Round dra pick. He said that following the Bulldogs tough but thrilling 6-4 win at Lake Howell last week for the schools first playoff baseball win in a long time, the team has been eager to play the Huskies, who knocked them out of the playos the last two years en route to the state tournament. As coaches, we know we cant do anything about it. I know our pitchers dont like getting heated up, then cooling off and shutting down, he said. I pitched, and I understand it. But were all in the same situation together, and its aecting Hagerty the same way. I told them in college (ODell pitched at Florida State) its all fun and games. You play when they tell you to. At least we have enough of a exible school schedule right now that we can try to play during the day. ODell said that hes had players practice between rainouts and hit in covered batting tunnels instead of playing in the rain. OHS Coach Scott Birchler said ursday the Kowboys would play Friday night or this morning at Osceola or Osceola County Stadium. CONTACT KEN JACKSON OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE SPORTS EDITOR EMAIL KJACKSON@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM TWITTER @OSCEOLASPORTS Reel DealNew Toho Marine opens Friday.Page 8.Mother Nature the real winner this week SeaWolves sign former Orlando City player; others in the worksSt. Cloud starts and stops against Hagerty; Osceola game with defending 9A champ Timber Creek delayed most of week See Wrestlers, Page 8. Luciano signs with King College, Yambo to wrestle for PR national team Kowgirls wrestlers earn accolades By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Its not unusual for wrestlers in the Osceola High program to reach heights, win accolades and make it into the headlines. e sanctioned boys wrestling bracket oers them chances to win state titles and be more recognizable when they attend national competitions, but the Kowgirls female wrestling program earned a spot on the marquee this year, as well. ree Osceola wrestlers earned state championships this year at Februarys invitational tournament held at Dr. Phillips High Ana Luciano won her third at 154 pounds, Kaelyn Martinez made it back-to-back at 147, and Abnelis Yambo, who came from Puerto Rico to seek refuge from the aermath of Hurricane Maria and had to make the in-season switch from wrestling freestyle to folkstyle, was the 140-pound winner. Now, two of them are getting further rewards, as Luciano will follow her stellar high school career with what could be further rewards at the college level, where shell wrestle on scholarship this fall at King College near Bristol, Tenn. as part of one of a couple dozen womens collegiate wrestling programs. And Yambo will return to Puerto Rico to wrestle with its national team beginning June 2. Luciano said her grant is almost a full ride, and she plans to major in criminal justice, of with King has a program. Id like to become an FBI agent in the future, she said. She began wrestling in seventh grade, and it went from a hobby to a passion that will help pay for college.NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTOS/MARTIN MADDOCKSt. Clouds Darren Friedman (above) fires a pitch Thursday afternoon against Hagerty in the Class 8A regional semfinals against Hagerty as the rain begins to fall. It was one of five pitches hed get to throw before Mother Nature registered another victory. The teams were scheduled to finish the game Friday morning. St. Cloud Athletic Director Eric Godfrey (right) shows one of the umpires the radar and lightning detector Thursday during the playoff baseball game. Thanks to numerous rain and lightning delays, the game was delayed for the third straight day.NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/KEN JACKSONAna Luciano signs her Letter of Intent to wrestle for King (Tenn.) Colleges womens program as parents Ramon and Janet Luciano and coaches Johnny Glover and Miranda Watford look on. REGIONAL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Osceola Countys newest pro sports franchise has it rst pro to call its own, and a couple more are in the fold and on the way. The Orlando SeaWolves, who will call Kissimmees Silver Spurs Arena home despite their name when the Major Arena Soccer League season begins in December, inked its rst player to an ocial contract on Tuesday, and have agreements with two other players still under contract with other clubs but will start wearing the yellow and sea blue sometime during the fall. Orlando City Soccer Club fans will recognize the names Lewis Neal and Luke Boden. And those who have followed the Major Arena Soccer League and its Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Rampage will recognize its former captain, Gordy Gurson, the SeaWolves rst major free agent signing from the indoor soccer ranks. This is the first of many exciting announcements as we begin to build our roster, SeaWolves General Manager Chris Kokalis said. Neal, 36, played 79 matches in Major League Soccer for Orlando City (2015) and D.C. United (2012-14) and also appeared for Orlandos minor-league USL team in 2011 and 2016. Lewis has a chance to help establish the SeaWolves among the ranks of the thriving Central Florida soccer community, Kokalis said. Additionally, his experience and leadership will be invaluable in the locker room even though he is new to the arena game. Neal admitted he hasnt been exposed to the indoor professional game, but hes eager to get immersed in it Ive played a lot of indoor soccer. Theres going to be an adjustment period, but I still have the real passion and desire to play the game no matter where it is. Ive played for 20 years, now I can make it 21 in a dierent atmosphere. ats the part Im looking forward to the most. And my family enjoys being in Orlando and we can still be part of the community. We helped kick o Orlando City in a really good way, and See SeaWolves, Page 8.
Page 8 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 Reserve your ad space today!Call your Advertising Consultant 407-846-7600 A Special Offer from:ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERSHurricane season starts June 1st and we invite you to help prepare Osceola County residents. We will publish our Hurricane Preparation Guide ursday, June 1st in the Osceola News-Gazette to 43,000 households and also use it as the program for people attending the Hurricane Expo Saturday, June 2nd in St. Cloud at Home Depots parking lot. Help residents prepare for hurricane season by advertising in the Osceola News-Gazettes Hurricane section. Talk with local residents about your hurricane services and products by exhibiting at the Hurricane Expo. The publication will be packed with useful tips, shelter information, emergency numbers and a check list for preparation. A hurricane tracking map will be available online. Publishing Saturday, June 2 and at the Hurricane Expo Saturday, June 2nd. I really liked the sport once I started and really wanted to keep on with it in college, she said. My junior year, I did really well at a national freestyle tournament and it got me seriously. This year, my senior year, has been a roller coaster of emotions, Ive been sad sometimes that my high school career is ending. OHS wrestling assistant Coach Glover worked with Luciano her entire high school career, and saw her drive early. Freshman year she was a top dog coming out of middle school but she didnt win for like a month, he said. at just set her jaw, because she lost one high school match, at the state nals, the rest of her career. Late sophomore year, you started seeing her after practice, during the summer, going to Nationals, getting mad when shed get awards but not win, just put the awards away and not look at them. ats when we knew she was hard core. As for Yambo, despite being a newcomer she didnt arrive in Kissimmee until October she along with Luciano at 144 pounds was ranked in the top 10 nationally among high school girls at 138 by USA Wrestling. She wrestled at times on the boys team this season. e girls state tournament was a new experience for her, one she said shes glad she got to experience. It felt good to wrestle at that competition and that my training paid o, she said. It was a tough year with all the changes. It just made me want to train harder and win all the time when I get back home to Puerto Rico.WRESTLERSContinued from Page 7New Toho Marine opens Friday; Help Our Heroes event is soonSEAWOLVESContinued from Page 7. By Cindy Joint Here are the Toho Marine Lake Toho Wednesday Night Shootout results for May 9: The duo of Brandon and Brett took home the top prize of $205 for their rst place nish. Together they had 24.88 pounds with a ve-sh limit that included a 7.22 pounder that was not the big fish of the night. Coming in second place earning $105 plus an additional $85 for bringing in the Denali Rods big bass of the night, a sweet 9.04 pound Trophy Catch Florida bass was the team of Kirt and Mike with 20.32 pounds. And rounding out the top 3 with another limit was Skip and Mark with 19.27 pounds. Sixty bass were caught for an overall total of 196.19 pounds. Anyone is welcome to enter these open tournaments. Launch is 5 p.m. sharp at the Kissimmee Lakefront Marina. Entry fee is $30. On Friday, Toho Marine and Outdoors is having a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at their new store located at 3701 Friars Cove Lane in St. Cloud. e event starts at 5 p.m. ere will be storewide discounts. Drop in and say hello to me and the sta. Hope to see you there. The Help Our Heroes Fundraiser Fishing Tournament is just a few weeks away. To register for the event you must do so before the end of the day on Friday. The cost is $175 per team. Visit www.tohomarine.com and click the tournament link. Any questions, please call Mark or Cindy at 407892-3200. Have a wonderful weekend. Tight Lines friends!NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/KEN JACKSONFormer Orlando City player Lewis Neal (left), joined by SeaWolves General Manager Chris Kokalis became the first officially-signed Orlando SeaWolves player at a ceremony held Tuesday in Orlando.now we hope to do the same with the SeaWolves and get the Orlando fans to come and enjoy this new team during the outdoor games oseason. Fellow English pro Boden, 29, also played for Orlandos USL side from 2011-14, and got in 33 MLS matches from 2015-16. His official signing will come later, as hes currently under contract with the USLs Tampa Bay Rowdies. Gurson is a veteran of the MASL and indoor game. He was the 2014-15 MASL Rookie of the Year out of Robert Morris (Ill.) University, and scored 132 goals in a four-year career with the Seattle Impact, St. Louis Ambush and Cedar Rapids Rampage. The Rampage ownership group also owns the SeaWolves, creating Gursons connection to the Orlando team. Gurson, who turned 26 on May 2, captained the Rampage. He was referred to as Captain America when playing for the U.S National Arena Soccer Team, where he represented the USA in Tunisia at the World Minifootball Federation World Cup last October, the team said. Hes currently playing with Olympic FC, an outdoor team in Tasmania, Australia, and is under contract until September. The ownership group are great people and they look aer their players and thats why I decided to stay with Chris, Gurson said this week from Australia. I think our fans will gravitate towards Gordy, Kokalis said. He plays hard and scores a lot of goals and his personality and flair really make him stand out. I have been able to watch Gordys maturity into a leader on the eld and he has the ability to make players around him better and the drive to win. The team is holding tryouts this weekend in Orlando. Kokalis said a head coach should be in place by early next month.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 9 Top Gun basketball camp e annual Top Gun Shooting Camp, at the St. Cloud High gym, is June 4-8 from 8 a.m.noon for children in grades 4-12. Camp fee is $100 and includes camp shirt, daily drinks and snacks. (Campers should bring their own water). For an additional $40, campers can stay until 1:30 p.m. (Overtime) and play full court games. Space is limited, the camp routinely sells out and only 30 spots are available for overtime. Make checks payable to St. Cloud High School. For information email Chad Ansbaugh at chad.ansbaugh@ osceolaschools.net. Osceola School District Legacy Program e School District of Osceola County has launched a Legacy Club to promote greater community engagement with schools. Individuals ages 60-64 will receive to $2 o admission to any district athletic, musical, arts, or theater performances. ose over 65 will receive to free admission. To apply go online to osceola schools.net/legacyclub. Kissimmee tennis program e City of Kissimmees Park and Recreation Department is now accepting participants for the Jr. Acers tennis program that runs monthly through September. Acers emphasizes technical skills and introduces players to singles and doubles play. e camp is Saturdays from 10 a.m.noon (10-13 years old) and noon-2 p.m. (14-17) at Oak Street Park and 11-12 p.m. (13-13) and 12-1 p.m. at Mark Durbin Park at Lakeside. Fee is $75 per month ($60 at Lakeside). Participants can register at the Oak Street Park Community Center (717 Palm Ave.). For information call 407-518-2360. SPORTS BRIEFSAtlanta ends Orlando Citys six-game winning streak; Lions fall, 2-1Orlando City SC fell 2-1 to Atlanta United FC, the Eastern Conferences leading team, on Sunday at Orlando City Stadium, ending Citys Club-record six-game winning streak. Justin Meram scored his rst goal as a Lion. Obviously an emotional aair tonight, Lions head coach Jason Kreis said. Passionate aair from the crowd to the staff to the players. I think everybody put everything that they had into this game. Its unfortunate because the way we played the second half, on a dierent night on a lot of dierent nights already this season we walk out of here with a draw. But some things went against us, for sure. Some decisions went against us, some of the play, some of our thoughts in the rst half surely went against us. Atlanta (8-2-1, 25 points) got out to an early lead when Josef Martnez buried his penalty kick in the 10th minute. Ezequiel Barco made it 2-0 in the 31st. Atlanta right now has shown through the way that they nished last year and the way theyve started off this year, that theyre the top. Thats the apex, Kreis said. ey give us a measuring stick to see what were striving for. I feel like were an improving team. I feel like we caused them all sorts of troubles in the second half. From my point of view, if we wouldve handled the whole 90 minutes the way we handled the second 45 I think wed be in a much better place. Under pouring rain, the Lions (6-3-1, 19 points) battled for their rst goal. It came in the 57th minute when Will Johnsons shot from distance bounced to Meram in the box. e Iraqi international cooly slotted a right-footed shot inside the far post to make it 2-1. Meram said after the match hed rather win instead of scoring. Obviously I want to score and help the team but I want to win thats the main focus of this group. Maybe I should have scored two tonight and I think I had another chance as well, he said. Were close to (Atlanta), we just need to gure out how to start out better. Collectively on the defensive side we cant vie up the rst goal. City put together several strong looks at goal in the waning minutes and nearly tied when Dom Dwyer directed his header on frame but Atlanta goalkeeper Alec Kann made the catch. Goalkeeper Joe Bendik made his 77th career MLS start for City, tying F Cyle Larin for the most in Club history. As the game ended, a shower of a dierent kind came down on the eld not from the clouds, but the stands as fans unhappy with the results sent cups and bottles of varying fullness raining down onto the eld. e team issued a statement regarding the fan conduct aer the game. Orlando City SC does not support or condone the unacceptable actions taken by fans at Orlando City Stadium during Sundays match against Atlanta United, it said. Fans are strictly prohibited from throwing debris or objects onto the eld. e Club is using available resources to identify oenders, who will be penalized for their behavior in accordance with Major League Soccer and Orlando City Stadium regulations. Orlando City SC takes great pride in the passion of its supporters and how they make Orlando City Stadium the most dicult venue to play at in MLS, but the safety of fans, players, ocials and sta members is our top priority. Fans who are identied as those throwing said items on the eld could be in for as long as a one-year ban from attending games at Orlando City Stadium. Kreis issued what he call a message pretty clear about that conduct. Weve said all along that the fans are a part of our family, the crowd is part of our family and from our point of view, the players, we started to lose control emotionally a little bit as well, the coaches were losing control a little bit emotionally as well, and the crowd, the nal piece is that we cant be that, he said. We cant do that. We certainly want to be a very, very dicult place to play, but we need to show the right amount of restraint in that moment to not be throwing things on the eld. We just cant do that. 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Page 10 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 ONGOINGFOOD BANKe Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is now sponsoring an Aer school Meals Program at Iglesia Principe De Paz, 2204 W. Columbia Ave., Kissimmee. REPUBLICAN PARTY OF OSCEOLA COUNTY Meets the fourth ursday of the month 6:30pm at the Kissimmee Elks Lodge 1655 King Highway (2 miles South o Neptune Road) Come by and help us move the Republican agenda forward as we Make America Great! Call 407-846-8889 or go to www. osceolarepublicans.org for additional information.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. 407-896-4929MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUPOsceola County group invites the public to a free anonymous self-help support group for people with depression, bi-polar and anxiety disorders along with family and friends. Every Monday. Veterans Memorial Library, 810 13th St., St. Cloud; 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Pat at 407-593-1997 or Kathy at 407-847-7420.BINGOFraternal Order of Eagles; 15 W Darlington Ave., Kissimmee 4:00 p.m.; (2) $200 games guaranteed (1) $250 jackpot guaranteed. 407-846-4990; Everyone is welcome.ELKS CLUB CRIBBAGE, KARAOKEKissimmee Elks Lodge, 1655 Kings Highway, Kissimmee. Every Wednesday 5:30-9 p.m. Open to the public. DAILYSATURDAY05-19COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET Attention all shoppers. e Home & Community Education (HCE) of Osceola County is hosting an indoor/outdoor community ea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Extension building in Osceola Heritage Park. All fundraising prots benet HCEs college scholarship programs. Contact Karen Kirkendall 407-973-4058 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to rent a table. Rent fees are $10 for a table inside, or $5 for a space outside (bring your own table or tent). BEER FEST Central Florida Top Brewer beer fest is back at Lake Concord Park. Tickets include a sample cup, sticker, program, and three bottle caps to vote for your favorite brews. Plus unlimited beer sampling. Tickets available on Eventbrite. BOK GARDENS Free admission to Bok Gardens in honor of Armed Forces Day, for all retired and active military persons. Valid ID required for free en try. MESS FEST Orlando Science Center presents Mess Fest a weekend celebration to close out Messy Science Month. Get ready for the slimiest, gooiest, hands-on activities ever. May 19-20, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. HISTORY TRUNK Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is oering the Early Learning History Trunk for rent, for free. e trunk is designed for pre-K classrooms to bring history and nature alive in exciting and interactive ways. For information contact Larissa@osceolahistory.org or visit OSCEOLAHISTORY.ORG/ TRAVELING-TRUNKS-2/TUESDAY05-22SHINE MEDICARE COUNSELING Free, unbiased help with healthcare plans, medication, nancial assistance and claims. 10 a.m. to noon. St. Cloud Community Center: 3101 17th Street in St. Cloud. MEET-AND-GREET WITH PHYSICIAN Medical Speciality Group at Poinciana is hosting an upcoming meet-and-greet event to meet its newest physician, Urologist, Dr. Prakash Maniam. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided. e event will run 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. at 339 Cypress Parkway, Suite 210. Please RSVP to 407-343-1825 or email@example.com. THURSDAY05-24RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ORLANDO Is oering 20 percent admission for guests dressed in their best cosplay outts. e promotion runs all weekend, May 24-27. SUNDAY05-28BOK GARDENS Free admission to Bok Gardens in honor of Memorial Day, for all retired and active military persons. Valid ID required for free entry. THURSDAY05-31STAR TREK: ABDUCTION e rst performance of Star Trek: Abduction at Plaza Live in Orlando. Opera Orlando performers plus music from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets range $29-$59. For tickets and other show dates, visit OPERAORLANDO.ORGSATURDAY06-02 FAMILY SUMMER SATURDAYS Family Summer Saturdays at Maitlands Art & History Center, every other Saturday in June and July. On June 2, explore land art with urban eco-artists, and add your own lasting elements to the projects using concrete. You can also create handmade prints, using nature and earth for inspiration and impressions. Families of all ages invited. 10 a.m. to noon. HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS EXPO e Hurricane Preparedness Expo will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Home Depot of St. Clouds parking lot: 4560 13th Street in St. Cloud. e event is kid friendly, with bounce houses and a childrens workshop. Vendors include the Osceola Emergency Management Services, Osceola County Animal Control, One Blood, St. Cloud Police Department, St. Cloud Fire Department and more.FRIDAY06-08SHERLOCK HOLMES MUSICAL Valencia College eater presents My Dear Watson, an original Sherlock Holmes musical written by Orlando area composer Jami-Leigh Bartschi. e Central Florida original play set in the late 1800s explores the relationship between John Watson, Professor Moriarty and the iconic consulting detective Sherlock Holmes. Performances on June 8, 9, 11, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m., and June 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.SATURDAY06-09 BOK TOWERS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Violinist Ashley Liberty and pianist Daniel Strange will perform an entire program of smokin fast, exciting, footstomping music in their show Hot Fiddle, in part of Bok Towers summer concert series. For tickets visit BOKTOWERGARDENS.ORGPRIDEFEST KISSIMMEE City of Kissimmee and e Center Orlando will host PrideFest Kissimmee at Kissimmee Lakefront Park beginning at noon.is event that seeks to unite the community, will feature live music and entertainment, food trucks, a variety of vendors, the KUA Kids Zone, and advocacy and support organizations. e event is free and open to the public. THURSDAY06-14THE LITTLE MERMAID Opening night of e Little Mermaid, adapted by Brandon Roberts, based on Hans Christian Andersens fairytale. e performances will run through July 29 at Orlando Shakespeare eater. Families of all ages welcome. ORLANDOSHAKES.COM SATURDAY06-16WINTER GARDEN CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW Classic cars and other show cars will line the streets of historic Winter Garden at the Winter Garden Cruise-In Car Show. Guests are asked (but not required to) bring items for the homeless, including socks, sample size toiletries, canned goods, boxed items, etc. Each person who donates will receive a rae ticket and is eligible for a $50 drawing at 8 p.m. FAMILY SUMMER SATURDAYS Family Summer Saturdays at Maitlands Art & History Center, every other Saturday in June and July. On June 16, explore kinetic art, ying art and paint with air. Families of all ages invited. 10 a.m. to noon.MONDAY06-18PHYSICIAN LECTURE Dr. Pasquale Reino, orthopedic surgeon at Poinciana Medical Center, will conduct a lecture about understanding total joint replacement. A physical therapist will also be present to explain physical therapy and answer questions. Aer the lecture, Dr. Reino will hold an open Q&A. e lecture runs 5:30-6:30 p.m., dinner will be served. RSVP to 1-888-253-8117. Call 407-5302013 for more information. SATURDAY06-23BBQ AT THE HISTORIC NARCOOSSEE SCHOOLHOUSE 5026 Yukon Street. BBQ meal (pulled chicken or pork sandwich and sides), $8.00 per plate. Baked goods sold separately. Eat-in or carry-out available. Sponsored by the Narcoossee Area Chapter of the Osceola County Historical Society. Contact by email info@ narcoosseehistory.org or by phone 407-891-0010. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. FRIDAY06-29MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART e Mennello Museum of American Art presents the work of multi-media nKoreanAmerican artist Jiha Moon in a solo exhibition, Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyones Mad Here. e exhibition will be on view from June 22 through August 12, 2018, with an Artist Talk and Opening Reception on June 29. For more information, visit MENNELLOMUSEUM.ORG SATURDAY06-30R&B TUNES Colors Presents: R&B Only. e California-based event encourages attendees to talk, dance and enjoy company with one another, while listening to R&B tunes. Tickets are available online or at the door, if the show has not sold out. ROBO MUD RUN SCPD and the City of St. Cloud will host the Robo Mud Run at Peghorn Park. e run will feature a 5K and 10K route, with more than 50 obstacles including swamp swims and monkey bar challenges. Registration is $65. Government and group rates available. Visit ROBOMUDRUN.COM SUNDAY07-15 TORAH LEARNING Torah Learning, Congregation Beth Emeth at Hampton Inn Calypso Cay. Please call the Rabbi to RSVP at 407-222-6393. All are welcome. 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. Orlando Carnival Downtown is a family-friendly festival weekend filled with parties to celebrate the culture of the Caribbean, featuring the rhythmic sounds of Caribbean music, steelpan music and authentic Caribbean food. Plus, arts and crafts, vendors and more. This year, Machel Montano and the Monk Band, plus Raymond Ramnarine, Menace, Serani, and Tony Matterhorn plus much more in our Reggae Fire Zone.WHO Its a family-friendly event!WHAT Orlando Carnival DowntownWHEN Sunday, May 27WHERE Tinker Field at Camping World StadiumCOST Tickets start at $20
Saturday, May 19, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 11 Landscapers and homeowners are out and about anxious to get their hands dirty and just to enjoy the great outdoors. Many are finding that they are not alone. Very oen, these outdoor spaces are also occupied by wildlife such as squirrels, opossums, raccoons, bats, moles, deer, mice, coyotes, and snakes. ese animals become nuisances when they are in unwanted areas, cause damage to animals or valuable plants, other property, or just make the human inhabitants uncomfortable. What to do? First identify the animal by various signs. Some things to look for are droppings, noise (especially during certain times of the day or night) and digging. e size of the hole is a clue to the size of the animal. Once the oender is identied, various approaches, such as habitat modication, exclusion, repellent, or lethal methods may be used for control. Habitat modication: Food, water, and shelter are needed for survival of all wildlife; so a change to anyone of these is an eective control method. For example, seal cracks and holes to prevent rodents or bats from entering a building. Store seed and pet food in tightly closed containers. Control weeds and garden debris; for example, mice like tall grass and snakes like mice. erefore, keeping the grass in the landscape low will get rid of mice and eventually snakes. Store rewood and building supplies on racks or pallets above ground level. Wildlife life will not live in open space, so they will be forced to change their habitat. Exclusion: Often the best and most permanent way. Depending upon the area, the cost may be prohibitive. Fencing and netting are common exclusion methods. Removal or repellent: Relocating the nuisance wildlife may be an option but be considerate not to take the nuisance to another persons property. In addition, animals may be deterred from feasting on plants by foul tasting or smelling substances. ere are many homeowners who make their own repellents by using ingredients such as cayenne peppers, vinegar, garlic and egg solids. ese repellents will oen become less eective aer a shower of rain or as the animals become accustomed to the taste or smell. Lethal: Should be used as a last resort and may require permits. Lethal approach oen kills non-target animals. For instance, homeowners put out poison peanuts for mole, however, squirrels eat the poison peanuts which results in the death of the squirrels. In addition, secondary poisoning can also occur. For example, rats eat the bait and the cat eats the poisoned rat, which results in the cat being poisoned. Live trapping is an option, but is not recommended. I would recommend that you leave live trapping for the professional pest control company. Raccoons and skunks frequently carry rabies which can be transmitted to pets and people if they are bitten by these animals. By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Test your limits physically and mentally at this years Robo Mud Run at Peghorn Park, hosted in partnership by the St. Cloud Police Department and the city of St. Cloud. New this year, the run is expected to host two separate tracks a 5K and a 10K each with more than 50 obstacles. According to the St. Cloud police, obstacles are SWAT/ ninja type, built by the ocers and local businesses. In past years, the obstacles included a swamp swim, various monkey bar challenges and a ninja pole and ring cross over a mud pit. ese obstacles will make their return this year, plus a mud slide, rope swing and many more. Everyone who crosses the nish line will receive a medal. The St. Cloud Police Department along with the We Dare to Care Foundation is reaching out to runners all over the state for this years Robo Mud Run, said St. Cloud Police Sgt. Anthony Miller. As always we are excited to put on this event as all the proceeds are used to support families in need of fallen or injured ocers, employees of the city of St. Cloud, and charities throughout our city and county. We are looking forward to seeing all those familiar faces and welcoming some new ones for this years event. The We Dare to Care Foundation was established by members of the police department, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It has helped support fellow department members such as Sgt. Boyd Graham, and his ght against liver cancer. Though Graham eventually lost his ght, We Dare to Care Foundation raised $35,000 at the 2013 Robo Mud Run, which directly supported the familys medical costs. is years fundraiser event will be June 30, rain or shine. Located at St. Clouds Peghorn Park Nature and Wild Life Habitat, participants should be prepared to encounter snakes, bugs and maybe even gators, while experiencing a multitude of extreme obstacles and terrains. Tickets are $65 per single participant. Government employees may purchase discounted tickets for $49. Groups of six or more can purchase tickets for $49 each. All participants are welcome to use promo code ROBO2018 for $5 o ticket price. All tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, keyword ROBO MUD RUN. For more information, visit www.robomudrun.com. CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Get ready for June 30 Robo Mud Run For more information, contact horticulture agent Grantly Ricketts at 321-697-3000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nuisance wildlife around the landscape FILE PHOTOSAs this years Robo Mud Run there is expected to be more than 50 obstacles similar to photos above and below. Give Kids The World golf classic raises record $305KA full field of 160 golfers and celebrities teed it up for the Give Kids e World Celebrity Golf Classic on April 30 at e Golden Bear Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. The event raised a record $305,000 to benefit the Kissimmee-based Give Kids The World Village (GKTW). is years event was dedicated to keeping the memory and mission of philanthropist and GKTW Founder Henri Landwirth alive. Landwirth passed away on April 16. The Central Florida nonprot resort makes dreams come true by providing weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families. GKTW relies on donations from partners, individuals and many volunteers to make magic, and give families time away from doctors and hospitals to just have fun. Joining the players on the greens were 32 celebrities including professional golfers Richy Werenski, Robert Gamez, Skip Kendall and PGA tour coach Sean Foley; former professional baseball players Ray Lankford, Richie Weeks and Wil Nieves; UCF Basketball Coach Johnny Dawkins and UCF Baseball Coach Greg Lovelady; former professional football players Ricky Nattiel, Terrance Barber, Kevin House and Jesse Solomon; Charlie Huhn, lead singer of Foghat and country singer/songwriters Rick Monroe and Rob West. Without the support of companies like Holiday Inn Club Vacations, our goal to never refuse a request from a deserving child and their family would not be possible, said Pamela Landwirth, president & CEO of Give Kids e World Village. We sincerely thank all sponsors, players and celebrities who came out and gave so generously of their time and treasures to help to create happiness and hope for our precious families. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful event. We are incredibly grateful. Stacey Sutherland, vice president of corporate branding and communications for Orange Lake Resorts said, As a board member of Give Kids The World I see the incredible impact this organization has on children and families. Our company has been a proud supporter of the mission of Give Kids e PHOTO/GIVE KIDS THE WORLDThe Give Kids The World Celebrity Golf Classic raised a record $305,000. See Classic Page 12.
Page 12 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 CLASSICContinued from Page 11 World since its inception. I am overwhelmed by the support from our community, our vendors, celebrities and volunteers that make this event happen. In just two years, we have raised more than $540,000 for the village. The amount raised for GKTW came from local and national businesses and caring people living in the community through sponsorships, foursome fees, drawings, live and silent auctions. Prior to the tournament, a celebrity pairings party and concert with country music singers Rick Monroe, Rob West and Kenyon Lockry was held at the Golden Bear Club. By Cathy M. Rosenthal Dear Cathy, My wife and I recently purchased our fourth German shepherd. Two have passed, and we have one who is 11 years old. Our previous puppies ears stood up at about two to three months, but our new addition turns four months tomorrow, and her ears still droop. We feed her a brand of puppy chow, she has had all her shots, and is otherwise healthy. Is this a normal progression, or do some dogs take longer to develop? Bruce, Las Vegas, NV Dear Bruce, A German shepherd puppys ears can take up to six months to stand erect, and generally occurs sometime after teething. You are still well within that time frame for it to happen naturally. Her ears may be a little further apart on her head compared to your other dogs, which may contribute to the slower progression. Too much play with other dogs and too much head petting by you and your family can also break down the cartilage some and keep the ears from standing erect. For now, I wouldnt worry too much, but I suggest visiting your veterinarian between her h and sixth month to discuss options. Your veterinarian may recommend taping her ears at this point to help things along. You can also add a teaspoon of cottage cheese or plain yogurt to her food daily to provide a little extra calcium, which helps in the formation of cartilage. Dear Cathy, I have a one-year-old terrier mix who is very calm and sweet all day until bedtime. She comes to bed with us and immediately begins to scratch and paw at the bed covers. This behavior continues until I pick her up and calm her down. Finally, she will lie down and then sleep through the night. How can we make bedtime more relaxing for us all? Nancy, Dix Hills, NY Dear Nancy, This behavior is completely normal. Dogs often make a spot for themselves by pawing the ground and/or pulling and pushing nearby blankets and covers. And, its not unusual for them to do it for quite a while until they have their special space just right. Have you thought of adding a small blanket to your bed, so she has something to paw at rather than your covers? If you think she is unnecessarily anxious, give her a little melatonin about an hour before bedtime. Your veterinarian can recommend a brand and dosage, but generally, one milligram is whats recommended by Dr. Linda Aronson of Petshrink. com in Berlin, Massachusetts, who conducted research on dogs and melatonin. While I wouldnt worry too much about this behavior, you should be able to tell your dog to stop or leave it, depending on what you have taught her, and she should stop whatever she is doing and listen to you. Clap your hands or use a Pet Corrector (compressed air) to interrupt the behavior and then call her to you. Reinforce this training, so you can halt the behavior without having to pick her up. But remember, its normal for dogs to do paw at their beds. Dear Cathy, I read the recent column about cat scratching furniture. My cats would never use scratching posts. ey love and use the cardboard scratching boxes that sit on the oor. You can buy them at most cat supply places. I think it must be the feel of the cardboard and that they can sink their claws in further. L. Weichbrodt, via email Dear L, I recently visited my son and daughter-in-law and watched as their cats clawed one of their expensive fabric barstools. ey decided not to do anything about it since, they said, it kept their cats from clawing anything else in their house. e moral of this story is, every cat owner must determine what works for their cats, understanding that cat-scratching is a normal and healthy behavior necessary for sharpening their claws and marking their territories. e at scratch boxes you recommend are a popular choice for many felines. Dear Cathy, You suggested a few ways to nd a pet sitter. Another way is to ask someone in your veterinarians office. This way you already know the people and have recourse, if anything happens. Many of the vet techs do this as a side job. Barbara, Smithtown NY Dear Barbara, ats a great idea. Keep in mind, they oen can only pet sit aer working hours, so using them for daytime needs might not work. But they are a great option for many pet owners.When should your dogs pricked ears stand up? Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, author, columnist and pet expert who has more than 25 years in the animal welfare eld. Send your pet questions, stories and tips to cathy@petpundit. com. Please include your name, city, and state. At home treatments can often heal dry, cracked healsDear Mayo Clinic: My heels get very dry and cracked, and are sometimes painful. What can I do to help make them better? Answer: There are several things you can do to help heal the skin on your heels. Cracked heels usually develop when the skin around the rim of the heel is dry and thickened and increased pressure applied to the fat pad under the heel causes the skin to split. To prevent this, moisturize oen. Moisturizers provide a seal over your skin to keep water from escaping and your skin from drying out. Try rubbing your heels with a thick moisturizer, such as Eucerin or Cetaphil, several times a day. Some moisturizers contain keratolytic agents such as urea, salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acid that help soften and exfoliate the skin, but they may cause slight stinging or irritation. Foot soaks in warm, plain or soapy water for about 20 minutes may be helpful. Follow up with a loofah or foot scrubber, then coat your heels with a petrolatum-based ointment, such as Vaseline or Aquaphor. You might want to use petrolatum-based moisturizers before you go to bed, as they can feel a bit greasy. Slipping on a pair of socks over your moisturized feet may help lock in moisture overnight. If these measures dont help, or if your heels become swollen or inflamed, talk to your doctor or a dermatologist. You may need a prescription ointment with stronger moisturizers or a steroid cream to relieve inflammation. Bandages or a special tissue glue can protect and hold the edges of the cracks together so that they can heal. Wearing supportive shoes and losing excess weight also may help relieve pressure on your feet. If you have other skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema, youll want to consult with your doctor as well, as this may aect treatment. If you have diabetes, its especially important to take good care of your feet. Cracked heels that are le untreated may lead to infection and ulcers. (Adapted from Mayo Clinic Health Letter) Lawrence E. Gibson, M.D., Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. READERS: If youre looking for a way to increase your physical activity, you might want to consider joining a walking group. In a survey published early this year in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, investigators looked at data from studies involving close to 2,000 participants in group walking activities. They found that walking in a group effectively increased physical activity for participants. ey also found that people who walked in a group were more likely to stick with the activity over the long term. In addition, group walking lowered blood pressure, body fat, body mass index and total cholesterol. Any type of walking done regularly is likely to achieve similar results, but group walking appears to lower these factors by a greater degree. Group walking also reduces the odds of depression and enhances physical functioning. All of these benets occurred despite the fact that most of the walking groups activity levels fell short of moderate activity guidelines. To nd a walking group, you might check with your doctor or local recreational or community center. Many walking groups can be found online. Try searching for the term walking group paired with your city or ZIP code. Or visit www.walkers. meetup.com. If you dont have a computer, your local librarian may be able to help. -Adapted from Mayo Clinic Health letter Mayo Clinic Q & A is an educational resource and doesnt replace regular medical care. E-mail a question to MayoClinicQ&A(AT SIGN)mayo.edu. For more information, visit www.mayoclinic.org. Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. WE ARE OSCEOLA LOCAL THE ST. CLOUD CITY COUNCIL HOUSEADS Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. This is not just a slogan, its our way of life. The Osceola News-Gazette has been serving our community for 126 years. We are a part of the fabric of our local community bringing you the news and information that impacts your daily life. From blue ribbons to state championships. From cattle drives to home runs, environmental issues to volunteering opportunities. From County and City government to arts and entertainment. We bring you the most relevant, up-to-date information about our community to keep you informed on issues that impact you. We are here to inform you and help build a stronger community together.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 13 EXTENSION SERVICES Tuesday, May 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Master Gardener Orientation Session, at UF/ IFAS Extension Osceola County, OHP. If you like gardening and desire to know more about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, join us for a free introduction to the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Register at: http://oc agriculture.eventbrite.com. Wednesday, May 30, 5 to 8 p.m., Taking Control of Your Money, at UF|IFAS Extension Osceola County. Stop wondering where your money went and letting it control you. Instead establish financial goals, discover your financial potential and develop a plan to make your money work for you. Register at: http://ocfcs. eventbrite.com. Tuesday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Worker Protection Standard-Train the Trainer Certication at UF IFAS Extension Osceola County. The Agricultural Worker Protection Standard requires that owners/ employers on agricultural establishments provide pesticide safety protections and training to workers. Attendees learn about these requirements and become Florida Certified Worker Protection Standard Trainers. Pesticide Applicator CEUs available. Fee: $25 Registration link: https://ocagriculture.event brite.com. Thursday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., A Home of Your Own, First Time Homebuyer 1-Day Class (English) at UF|IFAS Extension Osceola County. Registration opens May 7. Fee: $10. is class addresses the ins and outs of buying/building a home. Participants will learn how to prepare nancially, select a home, negotiate price, review contract and what to expect at closing. Register at http://ocfcs. eventbrite.com. Thursday June 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., SafeStaff Training and Recognition, at UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County. SafeSta is a food handler recognition program for foodservice employees, volunteers needing this level and Cottage Food business owners who prefer this level of recognition. Once class is completed, participants will receive a certicate showing SafeSta recognition, and hold recognition for 3 years. Pre-registration is required Register at http:// ocfcs.eventbrite.com by June 3. Wednesday, June 13, from 2 to 5 p.m., Taking Control of Your Money, at UF|IFAS Extension Osceola County. Stop wondering where money went and letting it control you. Instead establish financial goals, discover your nancial potential and develop a plan to make your money work for you. Register at: http://ocfcs. eventbrite.com Thursday, June 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., A Home of Your Own, First Time Homebuyer 1-Day Class (Spanish), at UF|IFAS Extension Osceola County. Registration opens May 14. Fee: $10. This class addresses the ins and outs of buying/building a home. Participants will learn how to prepare nancially, select a home, negotiate price, review contract and what to expect at closing. Register at http://ocfcs. eventbrite.com. Tuesdays, June 19 to July 24, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., FIT Wellness Series, at UF/IFAS Extension Mary Jane Arrington Center, 625 Country Club Drive, Kissimmee. The FIT (Forever Improving Through) Wellness Series helps individuals adopt strategies for long-term health and wellness. A new wellness topic is discussed each week, along with a snack prep component throughout. Each paying individual can bring one guest for free (age 14 and older). is is a partnership between UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola County and Polk counties. Pre-registration is required at http://ocfcs. eventbrite.com and the cost is $15. Thursday, June 20, from 5:45 to 8 p.m., SafeSta Training and Recognition, at UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County. SafeSta is a food handler recognition program for foodservice employees, volunteers needing this level, and Cottage Food business owners who prefer this level of recognition. Once class is completed, participants will receive a certicate showing SafeSta recognition, and hold recognition for three years. Pre-registration is required at http://ocfcs. eventbrite.com by June 17. Thursday, June 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., Yes You Can! Food Preservation, at UF/IFAS Extension Services (OHP). Celebrate the first day of summer with a canning recipe sure to spice up your weekend. e class is hands-on, with the instructor guiding you through the process as you make-and-take your own jar home. Cost is $10 and class lls up quickly. Pre-registration is required at http://ocfcs. eventbrite.com by June 18. How to keep animals out of your gardenMany gardeners understand the frustration that stems from seeing a garden destroyed by wildlife. While protecting wildlife is a cause thats near and dear to many gardening enthusiasts, even the most ardent wildlife supporter does not want to see his or her garden trampled, eaten or adversely aected by animals. Safeguarding gardens from local wildlife can require some trial and error. Animals may find ways to circumvent gardeners initial eorts to protect their gardens, but the following methods might just do the trick the rst time around. Erect physical barriers around gardens. Barriers may not be gardeners rst choices, as some people feel barriers such as wire cages or mesh coverings make it more dicult to tend to gardens and rob gardens of some of their aesthetic appeal. But coverings and wire cages can effectively prevent wildlife from trampling or eating plants while still allowing the gardens to get adequate sunlight. Make sure barriers extend to the ground so animals cannot access gardens by entering beneath the barricades. Fight intruders with odor. Stray cats may mistake gardens for litter boxes and enter them to relieve See Garden Page 15. Orlandos Only Airboat & Wildlife Park Experience3301 Lake Cypress Rd. Kenansville, FL 34739407-957-3135www.wildoridaairboats.com Mission Statement e mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Scout Law.A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave,clean, and reverent. Summer means High Adventure in ScoutingSome of your Scouts are headed for High Adventure experiences this summer! Doesnt that sound exciting? What makes for an experience like that to a Scout, who sees it all in nature and in their communities and states, includes several days of trekking in wilderness and other rugged, remote locations. The Boy Scouts of America operates four national high-adventure facilities and numerous local council high adventure bases that provide outdoor adventure opportunities for older Scouts and Venturers. Programs at the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve near New River Gorge, W.V., revolve around four program tracks: the River, featuring raing and kayaking; Helmets and Harnesses, which oers climbing, zip, and ropes courses; the Marksman, featuring a range of shooting sports; and Wheels, where participants can experience mountain biking, skateboarding, and BMX. Highadventure participants also experience activities centered on the Summit Bechtel Reserves core mission areas: adventure, sustainability, leadership, and service. Philmont Scout Ranch(Cimarron, N.M.) is a bustling center for high-adventure and training opportunities. Philmont has served as a famous stop on the Santa Fe Trail, the home of Jicarilla Apache and Moache Ute Indians, a prospecting community, and a working cattle ranch over the years. Its the BSAs largest national HighAdventure base. Florida Sea Base near Islamorada has provided Scouts and Scouters from across America aquatic adventures that cant be found anyplace else as Scoutings most complete aquatic facility. Northern Tier (Ely, Minn.) is the BSAs gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. As the organizations oldest national HighAdventure facility, Northern Tier has been outtting Scouting groups for canoe trips since the summer of 1923.
Page 14 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 CHURCHES IN OSECOLA COUNTY The Connection Church700 Generation Point Kissimmee; 407-744-7007 www.connectionchurch.netCornerstone Baptist Church2925 Canoe Cree k Rd. St. Cloud; 706-379-1571 www.inallthingspray.comCornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church2916 Cialella Pass St. Cloud; 407-498-8316Corpus Christi Catholic Church1050 Celebration Ave. Kissimmee; 321-939-1491 www.corpuschristi.churchCrossroads Baptist Church3797 Edsel Ave. St. Cloud; 407-891-8688 www.lifeat thecrossroads.comDestiny Church Of Foursquare101 W. Cypress St. Suite H, Kissimmee 407-870-1594The Dwelling Place Church4730 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy Kissimmee; 407-917-2354 www.tdpchurch.com/Eastern Avenue Baptist Church1001 Eastern Ave. St. Cloud; 407-892-4644El Tabor Church5625 Orange Ave. Kissimmee; 407-343-9050Emmanuel Baptist Church2627 Lehigh Ave. Kissimmee; 407-846-8230 www.ebckissimmee.comFaith Community Church1990 Neptune Road Kissimmee 407-846-0157Faith Community Church of Holopaw. 5000 Holopaw Road HolopawFaith Harvest Ministries1537 Mill Slough Road Kissimmee; www.faith harvestonline.org First Apostolic Church2317 Clay St. Kissimmee; 407-348-6521Faith International Baptist Church7491 W. Irlo Bronson Memo rial Highway Kissimmee; 706-405-8134 www.faithorlando.com/ site/cs/index.aspFirst Baptist Church1717 13th St., St. Cloud 407-892-7125 www.inallthingspray.comFirst Missionary Baptist Church760 S. Canoe Creek Rd. Kenansville; 407-436-1104First Presbyterian Church15 Church St., Kissimmee 407-847-2807 preskiss.comFirst United Church Jesus Christ550 E. Jackson St. Kissimmee; 407-847-4009 www.rstunitedchurch ojca.orgFirst United Methodist Church101 W. Dakin Ave Kissimmee; 407-847-3700 www.kissimmeefumc.orgFirst United Methodist Church1000 Ohio Ave. St. Cloud; 407-892-3128 www.rstchurchstcloud.orgFortune Road Church of Christ2431 Fortune Road Kissimmee; 407-348-0300 KissimmeeChurch.orgFreedom Life Church1700 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Kissimmee 407-944-1773 www.freedom-life.orgFree Methodist Church1701 N. acker Ave. Kissimmee; 407-847-4528Friendship Missionary Baptist Church1203 Orange Ave, St. Cloud 407-892-7665Gateway Baptist Church2601 Partin Settlement Rd. Kissimmee; 407-846-8595 Grace Lutheran Church and Preschool1123 Louisiana Ave. St. Cloud; 407-892-4653 gsca.orgIglesia Cristiana Casa de Vida1215 Old Hickory Tree Road, St. Cloud email@example.com 407-241-9045Iglesia de Cristo en Fortune Road2431 Fortune Road Kissimmee; 813-473-9075Iglesia de Dios de Kissimmee2550 Flamboyan St. Kissimmee; 407-348-8788Iglesia de los Hermanos: Nuevo Comienzo301 Commerce Center Dr. St. Cloud; 84-319-1195 Impact Community Church29 E. 13th St., St. Cloud 407-593-1419 www.impactchurchfamily.org Intercession City Church of God5563 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee Intercessioncitycog.comJourney Bible Fellowship3220 Old Canoe Creek Road St. Cloud; 407-957-2057 firstname.lastname@example.orgKissimmee Christian Church415 N. Main St. Kissimmee; 407-847-2543 www.fcckissimmee.orgLiving Waters Church of God1001 W. Carroll St. Kissimmee; 407-847-6387Narcoossee Baptist Church870 N. Narcoossee Road St. Cloud; 407-709-3481 www.nbaptistchurch.org/Neptune Road Baptist Church1620 Neptune Road Kissimmee; 407-847-8174New Beginnings Baptist Church2001 Bulldog Lane St. Cloud; 407-325-2915New Life Free Will Baptist Church1211 Ocean St., Kissimmee(behind Krazy Verns Car Wash)863-640-4008 or 407-460-6411North Kissimmee Baptist Church425 W. Donegan Ave., Kissimmee; 407-847-5372Peace Lutheran Church3249 Windmill Point Blvd. Kissimmee 407-870-5965 www.peacelutheran kissimmee.orgPeace United Methodist Church13502 Town Loop Blvd. Orlando; 407-438-8947 www.peaceumcorlando.orgPoinciana Christian Church3181 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee 407-870-9700 www.poincianacc.orgPoinciana Pentecostal Church4912 Old Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee 407-944-1151Primera Iglesia Cristiana en Kissimmee Asambleas de Dios2031 Simpson Rd. Kissimmee; 407-348-6461Real Life Christian Church Hunters Creek3232 N John Young Parkway Kissimmee 352-394-3553 www.real.life/#8mkibRedemption Church920 Osceola Parkway Kissimmee; 407-247-9993 www.redemptionchurch.life St. Cloud Church of Christ904 Florida Ave. St. Cloud (corner of 9th St.) 407-957-8044 St. Cloud Church of God501 Dakota Ave.; St.Cloud stcloudchurchofgod.comSt. Cloud Missionary Baptist Church2400 10th St., St. Cloud 407-892-3444 www.scmbc.usSt. Cloud Presbyterian Church909 10th St. St. Cloud 407-892-2813 www.stcloudpresbyterian.orgSt. James AME Zion Church719 N. John Young Parkway Kissimmee; 407-847-3025 St. Johns Episcopal Church1709 North John Young Parkway; Kissimmee 407-847-2009 stjohns-ec.comSt. Luke & St. Peter Episcopal Church2745 Canoe Creek Road St. Cloud; 407-892-3227 www.lukeandpeter.orgSt. Nicholas Anglican Church1792 S. Orange Blossom Tr. Kissimmee; 407-344-2700 www.stnicholasanglican.comSt. Rose Of Lima Catholic Church3880 Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee; 407-932-5004 srlcc.orgShiloh Missionary Baptist Church604 N. John Young Parkway Kissimmee; 407-846-0544Solid Rock Church of God 1904 Michigan Ave. Kissimmee; 407-847-3500 solidrock church ofgod.orgTabernaculo de Poinciana4937 Old Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee; 407-334-6508 Pastorjosesantiago.comTrinity Lutheran Church3016 W. Vine St. Kissimmee; 407-847-4204The Uperward Call Church3272 Canoe Creek Road St. Cloud; 407-593-2930 American Sign Language Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses2281 N. acker Ave.Kissimmee; 407-910-2067 www.jw. org Bible Baptist Church1500 E. Vine St. Kissimmee 407-847-4068 www.BibleBaptistKissimmee. com or www.BBC-HCS.orgCampbell City First Missionary Baptist Church4463 Bryan Ave., Kissimmee: 407-935-1802 or 865-566-8579 030318.SNG And Cremation Services Cremation Services:Affordable, Simple, Dignifiedwww.conradandthompson.com 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL407-847-3188061116.SNG Lock Haven Baptist Church14246 Boggy Creek Road Orlando, FL 32824 (407) 851-5420LANE STOCKTON, PASTORSCHEDULE OF SERVICESSunday School ..................................... 10:00 am Morning Service ................................... 11:00 am Evening Service ..................................... 6:30 pm Wednesday Service ............................... 7:00 pmwww.lockhavenbaptist.org
Saturday, May 19, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 15 For a complete list of school events, visit www.osceola.k12.fl.us FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS, CONTACT DANA SCHAFER EMAIL SCHAFER@OSCEOLA.K.12.FL.US THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SUBMISSION. THIS WEEKS CALENDAR OF EVENTS Kissimmee Elementary School Lakeview Elementary School Celebration K-8 Discovery Intermediate School Kissimmee Middle School Liberty High School Poinciana High School Osceola Technical College (oTECH) GARDENContinued from Page 13 themselves. Preventing such intrusions can be as simple as placing items around the garden to reduce the likelihood that gardens will be mistaken for litter boxes. Peels from oranges and lemons or coee grounds can be placed in the garden and can emit odors strong enough to deter cats. Install motion detecting lights around gardens. Motion detection technology might be enough to deter nocturnal wildlife from trampling or eating gardens. Animals might be spooked and run away when lights suddenly turn on. A similar approach can be taken using noise instead of lights. Gardeners who hope to avoid erecting barriers around their gardens can put up posts instead, attaching aluminum cans or wind chimes to the posts that will make noise when animals come near. Much like light, noise can be enough to deter animals. Consider raised garden beds. When small critters, such as moles, are the main problem, then raised garden beds with wood or plastic bottoms and sides can be enough to safeguard gardens. Raised garden beds might not be accessible to small critters, though such beds likely wont deter larger animals from getting into gardens that are not barricaded. Erect fencing around the yard. Though fencing is expensive, fencing in a backyard or side yard where gardens are located can deter wildlife big and small from trampling or eating gardens. Wildlife is worth protecting, but gardeners must also take steps to protect their gardens from animals looking for something to eat. Summer vacation presents an opportunity for students to enjoy an extended break from the classroom. While this respite from routine may be a welcome change to youngsters, teachers frequently lament that valuable educational lessons seem to be forgotten each summer. Such a phenomenon is dubbed summer learning loss, but it can occur during any extended break from school. Scholars have realized for some time that students rate of academic development declines during summer vacation. Oxford Learning, a tutoring and education training group, offers these eye-opening statistics. Over the summer, students tend to lose 2.6 months of math skills and two months of reading skills. Summer learning loss can be seen in students as young as six. It can take up to two months from the rst day of school to get students brain development back on course. Summer learning loss, sometimes called brain drain, can be prevented. Proponents of year-round schooling at The National Association for Year-Round Education recommend a more balanced school year, where summer vacation lasts only 30 days and other school breaks are lengthened. In this scenario, the school year would still last about 180 days, but without the lengthy breaks. Parents may prefer the status quo, and those who do can take several steps to prevent summer learning loss from affecting their children. Encourage more reading. Schools recommend summer reading lists, but students should also learn to read for pleasure. Research from the National Literary Trust indicates reading for pleasure can improve reading attainment and writing, as well as ones general knowledge. Children can bring books to the beach that they can read between frolicking sessions in the waves. Enjoy family game nights. Games can be customized to highlight certain skills that require reinforcement. For example, math-centered games that require counting or addition can strengthen generalized math skills. Problemsolving board games may help children become better critical thinkers. Make vacations educational. Add travel to historical sites or other places of interest to help history come alive. When visiting new towns and cities, read the placards that explain important moments in history that took place in each town or city, making sure to include some thought-provoking areas of interest on your itinerary. Look for science moments. Trips to the seaside, parks and much more present myriad opportunities to learn about science. Children can stage their own experiments with items they nd in nature, such as learning about tides, wind and water ow by sailing homemade boats. Entertaining ways to prevent summer learning loss
Page 16 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 Manufacturer PhotosSPECIFICATIONS 2019 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEL PREMIUMVEHICLE TYPE 5-passenger FWD compact sedan BASE PRICE $27,795 (as tested: $27,795) ENGINE TYPE 16-valve turbocharged 4-cylinder TSI DISPLACEMENT 1.4-liter HORSEPOWER (net) 147 at 5000 rpm TORQUE (lb.-ft.) 184 at 1400 rpm TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic OVERALL LENGTH 185.1 in. TURNING CIRCLE (curb-to-curb) 36.4 ft. CURB WEIGHT 3,031 lbs. FUEL CAPACITY 13.2 gal. EPA MILEAGE RATING 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highwaySleek Coupe-Like Copyright, Motor Matters, 2018 FOR THE LATEST NEWS WEBSITE AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Motor Matters To establish its bona fides as an American-centric automobile, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will not be sold in Europe. In the words of Daniel Shapiro, the product manager, The Jetta was completely re-thought and re-engineered for the North American market. Its always been at least somewhat aimed at North America because, from its introduction as a 1980 model, the Jetta has been a traditional notchback sedan, the body style most favored by U.S. buyers. European buyers tend to favor hatchbacks and station wagons. As such, Jetta has been a success here, with 3.2 million sales overall, which Volkswagen says makes it the most successful European nameplate in the U.S. With VW still reeling from the scandal in which some of its executives and engineers manipulated emissions controls on the companys diesel-engine models, the new 2019 Jetta represents part of a hoped-for new beginning for the brand.JETTA SEDANA cornerstone of that eort is a versatile new platform called Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). Platforms are the basics for any vehicle and the award-winning MQB is the starting point, not only for the 2019 compact Jetta, but also for Volkswagens compact/midsize Tiguan crossover sport utility vehicle, as well as its full-size, threerow Atlas SUV. The new Jetta has a great deal to recommend it, not the least of which are lower prices than its predecessors. Five versions are available, with a starting base price of $19,395, including the destination charge, for the base S model with a sixspeed manual gearbox. Add $800 for VWs all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. Four others come standard with the eight-speed automatic: SE at $23,005, R-Line at $23,845, SEL at $25,265, and the focus here, the top-line SEL Premium with a suggested sticker of $27,795. Adopting a strategy from some of its competitors (notably Hyundai and Kia), the Jetta comes with a six-year, 72,000mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. The warranty is transferable to the next owner, which should enhance the Jettas value as a trade-in or in the used car market. All Jettas use the same engine: a 147-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that develops 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Though the numbers arent particularly impressive, it provides snappy acceleration and strong cruising and passing power. Its a shame that the six-speed manual is available only with the base S trim because its a delight for anyone who prefers the control of manual shiing. e linkage is positive, though with a slight bit of wiggle room, and it feels quicker overall than the Jetta with the eight-speed automatic. The Jetta is classified as a compact, though its 95 cubic-feet of passenger room and 14 cubic-feet of trunk space put it on the cusp of the midsize class. It is 15 feet, 5 inches long and weighs 3,031 pounds, contributing to its city/highway/combined fuel economy of 30/40/34 mpg. Up front, the seats are supportive and comfortable, upholstered in leather, cloth, or faux leather, depending on the trim level. e SEL Premium came with perforated leather and a host of equipment that would not be out of place on a near-luxury sedan. Out back, theres plenty of headand knee-room in the outboard seating positions, though the center seat is a hard cushion with tight headroom that leaves little space for knees and feet because of a big oor hump and center-console intrusion. \Unlike some German luxury cars, the Jetta has a sun visor that slides on its support rod to fully block sun on the drivers le side. e panoramic sunroof on the SEL Premium had one of those perforated cloth sunshades that allow too much sunlight to intrude. Sunshades should be opaque, although on the Jetta the shade is independent so it can be le in place to minimize bueting when the sunroof is open. On the road, the new Jetta is a stellar, powerful performer, a quiet cruiser with excellent handling and solid straightline control. With the eight-speed automatic, passing-gear downshifts happen instantly. Given the fact that the top-line SEL Premium costs about $5,000 less than the average price of a new car in these times, the new VW Jetta likely will win over many new customers even in the face of the crossover SUV deluge. For the 2019 model year, the Jetta is based on Volkswagens Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform architecture. Working with the exible MQB platform allowed the designers to reshape the body, creating a longer wheelbase, wider track, and a shorter front overhang. The fast-sloping rear rooine translates into a coupe-like prole. Dynamic lines and taut surfaces combine with the new silhouette to give Jetta a look thats at once elegant, yet athletic. Compared with the current car, the new car grows outside in every direction. It is longer, wider and taller than the outgoing model. The increased exterior proportions add up to more interior space than the previous car. 2019 Volkswagen
Saturday, May 19, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 17 CoreLogic released its Home Price Insights Report for Mach 2018, showing a strong 7 percent increase in nationwide home prices from this time last year, and 1.4 percent growth in prices from February to March. With a shortened supply of homes, this upward trend is expected to continue into next year at a more moderated pace. Forecasts expect 5.2 percent growth into March 2019 and a slight increase of 0.1 percent into April of this year. Home prices grew briskly in the rst quarter of 2018, stated Frank Notha, chief economist at CoreLogic. High demand and limited supply have pushed home prices above where they were in early 2006. New construction still lags historically normal levels keeping upward pressure on prices, Added Frank Martell, President and CEO, e dream of homeownership continues to fade away for the average prospective buyer. Lower-priced homes are appreciating much faster than higher-priced properties, making the aordability crisis progressively worse. CoreLogics Market Condition Indicators now indicate that half of the top 50 markets in the country are overvalued because home prices in those areas have risen so much faster than incomes. is is clearly an unsustainable condition that can only be remedied by aggressive and coordinated public/private sector actions. e Florida market shows slightly less growth compared to nationwide data, with an increase of 5.9 percent from last year, and a 0.5 percent increase over the previous month. Looking to next year, March 2019 is forecast to see another 7.2 percent increase, this time rising over the national expectations, and another 0.7 percent gain going into April. Looking to top metro areas recorded by CoreLogic, the strongest performing metro areas include Las Vegas, which grew 12.6 percent year-over-year, followed by San Francisco which is up by 10.8 percent, then Denver, up 8.9%. On the lower end of the spectrum, Washington D.C. came in at just 2.5 percent growth over last year, followed by Chicago at 2.8 percent, and Houston at 3.4 percent. Our nearest metro area, Miami, recorded a 4.6 percent increase in home prices over the past year. Feeling secure at home is a priority for many people. Many people consider installing security systems in their homes to improve their sense of well-being. Whether one owns or rents, individuals may be surprised to learn that do-ityourself security systems can be savvy investments. The right system can help people protect their belongings and their families, but sorting through the various security systems on the market can be a daunting task. While full-service setups that include professional installation and monitoring are available, some homeowners may want to investigate the highly customizable DIY kits now available. Some include personal monitoring, while others are self-install technologies with professional monitoring. Before getting started, homeowners and renters can ask themselves a few questions to help narrow down their options. installation and monitoring will likely cost more than DIY kits. Once men and women have answered these questions, its time to start shopping. Here are some DIY security system items that may be of interest. Smart home security systems ese home security systems connect to a homes Wi-Fi network so they can be monitored and controlled using a smartphone app. Others may be accessed through an application on the Internet. It is important to look for a system that has the extra security of technology that is not easily hacked. Security cameras Some people may only want to watch the inside and outside of their residences. It can take mere minutes to set up wireless security cameras around the house. ese devices connect to a Wi-Fi network and give customers free access to a constant stream of video. Some systems make it easy for homeowners to listen in on whats going on at home and even talk to anyone within the cameras range. Others can be paired with cloud storage for recording video. Professionally monitored Residents who are away from home frequently or are too busy to constantly monitor security systems may like the peace of mind of professionally monitored kits. Services like Frontpoint, Link Interactive and Scout are just three that have aordable starter kits and video monitoring. Monitored alarm systems can be set to call the police or other emergency services if necessary. Entry-level or advanced systems Entry-level systems typically include a few door and window sensors, a motion detector and a hub that communicates with these sensors. is may be enough for someone in an apartment or small house. More extensive systems may include additional sensors, door locks, garage door openers, surveillance cameras, lights, sirens, and even water and smoke detectors. Do-it-yourself security systems represent a new wave to safeguard ones belongings and family. Kits continue to evolve and have become more seamless than ever. CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Install a home security system yourselfHome prices increase by 7 percent, Consumer interest trends toward sustainability, say RealtorsAs consumer demand trends toward green and sustainable home features, Realtors continue to work to promote environmentally responsible features and business practices. Sixty-one percent of Realtors reported that consumers are interested in sustainability, according to the National Association of Realtors Realtors and Sustainability 2018 report. The report, www.nar.realtor/researchand-statistics/research-reports/realtorsand-sustainability, which stems from NARs Sustainability Program, surveyed Realtors about sustainability issues in the residential and commercial real estate markets and the preferences they are seeing in consumers in their communities. Consumers continue to make it clear that environmentally friendly features and neighborhoods are an important factor in deciding where and what home to buy, said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixthgeneration Realtor from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty. Realtors are leaders in the conversation about real estate sustainability, energy conservation and resource eciency, and will continue to promote environmentally conscious strategies and best practices that benet not just our clients, but also our communities. Seventy-one percent of agents and brokers reported that promoting energy eciency in listings is either somewhat or very valuable. When asked what they consider to be the top market issues and considerations regarding sustainability, agents and brokers listed understanding lending options for energy upgrades or solar panels (36 percent), improving the energy eciency of existing housing stock (34 percent) and the lack of information and materials provided to real estate professionals (30 percent). e survey asked Realtors how comfortable they are answering questions about home performance and eciency; 39 percent said they are comfortable or extremely comfortable. Forty percent of respondents say they are condent or extremely condent in their ability to connect clients with green lenders. To account for growing consumer interest, 40 percent of respondents reported that their Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, have green data elds, compared to only 15 percent that do not. Among those that do have green data elds, 37 percent of respondents use them to promote green features, 27 percent to promote energy information and 16 percent to promote green certications. A majority of respondents (80 percent) said that solar panels are available in their market, and 39 percent said that solar panels increased the perceived property value. Twenty-three percent of brokers indicated that tiny homes homes that are 600 square feet or less are available in their market. e transportation and commuting features that Realtors stated are very or somewhat important to their clients include easy access to highways (82 percent), short commute times and distance to work (81 percent) and walkability (51 percent). For the first time questions about commercial real estate were included in the survey. Seventy percent of agents and brokers indicated that promoting energy eciency in their commercial listings was very or somewhat valuable. e top building features that clients specied as very or somewhat important to their agents or brokers are utility/operation costs (80 percent), ecient use of lighting (64 percent) and indoor air quality (62 percent). NAR initiated the Sustainability Program as a platform for dialogue on sustainability for Realtors, brokers, allied trade associations, and consumers. e programs eorts focus on coordination and articulation of NARs existing sustainability resources, while also supporting a growing area of interest for consumers, helping members to assist home buyers and sellers. SNG 021018
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Saturday, May 19, 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 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION: CASENO.: 49-2011-CA-003345MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE,ONBEHALFOFTHE HOLDERSOFTHECSMC MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGHCERTIFICATES,SERIES2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. CONCEPCIONN. FRANCES;AMERICANINTERNATIONALINSURANCECOMPANYASSUBROGEEOFPAULELLIS; LAKESIDEESTATESMASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;MORTGAGE ELECTRONICREGIS TRATIONSYSTEMS,INCORPORATED,ASNOMINEE FORRESOURCEBANK; SHELBYPLACEPROPERTYOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,ANINACTIVE ASSOCIATION;UNITED STATESOFAMERICADEPARTMENTOFTREASURY;JAMESMITCHELLJR; MELINDASILLIMAN;UNKNOWNTENANTINPOSSESSIONOFTHESUBJECTPROPERTY, D efendants. RE-NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderResettingForeclosureSaledated the30thdayofApril2018, andenteredinCaseNo.492011-CA -003345-MF,ofthe CircuitCourtofthe9THJudicialCircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida,whereinU.S. BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE,ON BEHALFOFTHEHOLDERSOFTHECSMCMORTGAGE-BACKEDPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES, SERIES2007-1,isthe Plaintiff,andCONCEPCION N.FRANCES;AMERICAN INTERNATIONALINSURANCECOMPANYASSUBROGEEOFPAULELLIS; LAKESIDEESTATESMASTERCOMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;MORTGAGE ELECTRONICREGISTRATIONSYSTEMS,I NCORPORATED,ASNOMINEE FORRESOURCEBANK; SHELBYPLACEPROPERTYOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.,ANINACTIVE ASSOCIATION;UNITED STATESOFAMERICADEPARTMENTOFTREASURY;JAMESMITCHELLJR; MELINDASILLIMAN;and UNKNOWNTENANT(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY,are theDefendants.ARMANDO RAMIREZ,astheClerkof theCircuitCourt,shallsellto thehighestandbestbidder forcashatthe,OSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE, SUITE2600/ROOM2602, TWOCOURTHOUSE SQUAR E,KISSIMMEE,FL, 11:00A.M.,onthe3rddayof JULY,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT87,SHELBYPLACE, PHASE2,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK8,PAGES116AND 117,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouare apersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceedingor event,youareentitled,atno costtoyou,totheprovision ofcertainassistance.Please contact:CourtAdministration at2CourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,Fax#:(407)8355079,atleast7daysbefore yourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatelyupon receivingthisnotificationif thetimebeforetheschedul edappearanceislessthan 7days;ifyouarehearingor voiceimpaired,call711to reachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis3rddayof May2018. B y: /s/ScottWeiss ScottWeiss,Esquire BarNumber:0710910 Submittedby: CHOICELEGALGROUP, P.A.,P.O.Box9908,Fort Lauderdale,FL33310-0908 Telephone:(954)453-0365 Facsimile:(954)771-6052 TollFree:1-(800)441-2438 DESIGNATEDPRIMARYEMAILFORSERVICEPURSUANTTOFLA.R.JUD.ADMIN2.516 eservi email@example.com 1 0-61083 May12,19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivision CaseNo.:15-CA-2772MF UCN:492015CA002772 WILMINGTONTRUST,NA, SUCCESSORTRUSTEETO CITIBANK,N.A.,ASTRUSTEEF/B/OHOLDERSOF STRUCTUREDASSET MORTGAGEINVESTMENTSIIINC.,BEAR STEARNSALT-ATRUST 2007-2,MORTGAGEPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES, SERIES2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. LUISA.COLONSANTOS A/K/ALUISSANTOS;U.S. TRUST;REUNIONRESORT&CLUBOFORLANDOMAS TERASSOCIATION,INC.UNKNOWN TENANTNO.1;UNKNOWN TENANTNO.2;andALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGINTERESTSBY, THROUGH,UNDEROR AGAINSTANAMEDDEFENDANTTOTHISACTION,ORHAVINGOR CLAIMINGTOHAVEANY RIGHT,TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREINDESCRIBED, D efendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderorSummaryFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredatedApril26,2018, andenteredinCaseNo.15CA-2772-MF,UCN: 4 92015CA002772oftheCircuitCourt,inandforOsceola County,Florida,wherein WILMINGTONTRUST,N.A., SUCCESSORTRUSTEETO CITIBANK,N.A.,ASTRUSTEEF/B/OHOLDERSOF STRUCTUREDASSET MORTGAGEINVESTMENTSIIINC.,BEAR STEARNSALT-ATRUST 2007-2,MORTGAGEPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES, SERIES2007-2,isPlaintiff, andLUISA.COLONSANTOS,A/K/ALUISSANTOS; U.S.TRUST;REUNIONRESORT&CLUBOFORLANDOMASTERASSOCIATION,INC.UNKNOWN TENANTNO.1;UNKNOWN T ENANTNO.2;andALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGINTERESTSBY, THROUGH,UNDEROR AGAINSTANAMEDDEFENDANTTOTHISACTION,ORHAVINGOR CLAIMINGTOHAVEANY RIGHT,TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREINDESCRIBED, areDefendants,ARMANDO RAMREZ,ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite2600/Room2602, Kissimmee,FL34741,11:00 A.M.,onAUGUST28,2018, thefollowingdescribe dpropertyassetforthinsaid OrderorFinalJudgment,towit: LOT155OFREUNION PHASE1,PARCEL1,UNIT 1,ACCORDINGTOTHE PLATTHEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK 14,PAGES15-23,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinor dertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingor voiceimpaired,call711. D ATED:May3,2018. SHDLegalGroupP.A. AttorneysforPlaintiff 499N.W.70thAvenue, Suite309 FortLauderdale,FL33317 Telephone:(954)564-0071 Facsimile:(954)564-9252 ServiceE-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup. com By:/s/MichaelAlterman MichaelAlterman FloridaBarNo.:36825 1162-159360/VMR May12,19,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE Noticeisherebygiventhat thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldatpublicauctionpursuanttoF.S..713.78onthe saledatesatthelocations belowat9:00a.m.tosatisfy towingandstoragecharges. 2000HYUNDAI KMHJW35F6YU182952 SaleDate:06/05/2018 Location: CenterStateAutomotiveInc.,1170HGreenskeepDrive,UnitH,Kissimmee,FL34741 Lienorsreservetherightto bid. May19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION: CaseNo.:2016-CA-003073 THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLONTRUSTCOMPANY,N.A.ASSUCCESSOR-IN-INTERESTTOALL PERMITTEDSUCCESSORSANDASSIGNSOF JPMORGANCHASEBANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION, ASTRUSTEEFORSPECIALTYUNDERWRITING ANDRESIDENTIALFINANCETRUSTMORTGAGE LOANASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-BC3, Plaintiff, vs. MARYLOUFEVOLA; CANOECREEKWOODS HOMEOWNER'SASSOCIATION,INC.;UNKNOWN SPOUSEOFMARYLOU FEVOLA; U NKNOWNTENANT#1; UNKNOWNTENANT@2, Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoFinalJudgment ofForeclosuredatedthe25th dayofApril,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.2016CA-003073,oftheCircuit Courtofthe9THJudicialCircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida,whereinTHE BANKOFNEWYORKMELLONTRUSTCOMPANY, N.A.,ASSUCCESSOR-ININTERESTTOALLPERMITTEDSU CCESSORSAND ASSIGNSOFJPMORGAN CHASEBANK,NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEEFORSPECIALTYUNDERWRITINGANDRESIDENTIALFINANCETRUST MORTGAGELOANASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES, SERIES2005-BC3,isthe Plaintiff,andCANOECREEK WOODSHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.;LORI AMBROSIO;LISAHOWE; UNKNOWNTENANT#1, N/K/ALORIAMBROSIO; UNKNOWNHEIRS,BENEFICIARIES,DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,LIENORS, CREDITORS,TRUSTEES ANDALLOTHERSWHO MAYCLAIMANINTEREST INTHEE STATEOFMARY LOUFEVOLA;andUNKNOWNTENANT(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY,are Defendants.ARMANDO RAMIREZastheClerkofthe CircuitCourtshallselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashatthe,OSCEOLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE, SUITE2600/ROOM2602, TWOCOURTHOUSE SQUARE,KISSIMMEE,FL, 11:00A.M.,onthe24thday ofJULY,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT9,CANOECREEK WOODS,UNIT11,ACCORDINGTOTHEMAPOR P LATTHEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK7, PAGE144AND145,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceedingor event,youareentitled,atno costtoyou,totheprovision ofcertainassistance. Please contact:CourtAdministration at2CourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,Fax#:(407)8355079,atleast7daysbefore yourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatelyupon receivingthisnotificationif thetimebeforethescheduledappearanceislessthan 7days;ifyouarehearingor voiceimpaired,call711to reachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis4thdayof May2018. B y: /s/ScottWeiss Sco ttWeiss,Esquire BarNumber:0710910 Submittedby: CHOICELEGALGROUP, P.A.,P.O.Box9908,Fort Lauderdale,FL33310-0908 Telephone:(954)453-0365 Facsimile:(954)771-6052 TollFree:1-(800)441-2438 DESIGNATEDPRIMARYEMAILFORSERVICEPURSUANTTOFLA.R.JUD.ADMIN2.516 firstname.lastname@example.org 17-00712 May12,19,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION Thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldatauctionfreeofall priorliensforcash. 1)1996FordExplorer XLT-Red VIN: 1FMDU32X9TUB31289 SaleDate: JUNE01,2018 AND 1)1971FordMustang 2Door-Yellow VIN: 1F02F125376 SaleDate: JUNE02,2018 SaleTime: 10:00A.M. SaleLocation: MAGICTOWS,LLC., 1201SawdustTrail, Kissimmee,Florida34744 May19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivision CaseNo.: 49-2009-CA-001892MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ASTRUSTEE,SUCCESSORININTERESTTO WACHOVIABANKN.A.,AS TRUSTEEFORCHASE FUNDINGMORTGAGE LOANASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATESSERIES 2003-4, Plaintiff, vs. JAIMEPENILLA;DIANA PENILLA;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.1;UNKNOWN TENANTNO.2;andALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGINTERESTSBY, THROUGH,UNDEROR AGAINSTAN AMEDDEFENDANTTOTHISACTION,ORHAVINGOR CLAIMINGTOHAVEANY RIGHT,TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREINDESCRIBED, D efendant(s). RE-NOTICEOFSALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderorSummaryFinalJudgmentofforeclosuredatedJuly27,2017, andanOrderResettingSale datedMay1,2018and enteredinCaseNo.492009-CA-001892MFofthe CircuitCourtinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinU.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATIO N,AS TRUSTEE,SUCCESSORIN INTERESTTOWACHOVIA BANKNAASTRUSTEE FORCHASEFUNDING MORTGAGELOANASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES SERIES2003-4,isPlaintiff, andJAIMEPENILLA; DIANAPENILLA;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.1; UNKNOWNTENANTNO.2; andALLUNKNOWN PARTIESCLAIMINGINTERESTSBY,THROUGH, UNDERORAGAINSTA NAMEDDEFENDANTTO THISACTION,ORHAVING ORCLAIMINGTOHAVE ANYRIGHT,TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREINDESCRIBED, areDefendants,ARMANDO RAMREZ,Cle rkoftheCircuitCourt,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Suite2600/Room2602, Kissimmee,FL34741,11:00 A.M.,onJUNE19,2018,the followingdescribedproperty assetforthinsaidOrderor FinalJudgment,to-wit: LOT8ANDTHEWEST 22.26FEETOFLOT7, BLOCKH,MAPOFNARCOOSSEE,ACCORDING TOTHEPLATTHEREOF, ASRECORDEDINPLAT BOOK1,PAGE17OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCL AIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Ki ssimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. D ATED:May7,2018. SHDLegalGroupP.A. AttorneysforPlaintiff 499NW70thAvenue Suite309 FortLauderdale,FL33317 Telephone:(954)564-0071 Facsimile:(954)564-9252 ServiceE-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup. co m B y: /s/MichaelAlterman MichaelAlterman FloridaBarNo.36825 1162-159141/VMR May12,19,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: J-PETAL&POKE locatedat:3242JohnYoung Parkway,UnitA,inthe CountyofOsceola,inthe CityofKissimmee,Florida 34741,intendstoregisterthe saidnamewiththeDivision ofCorporationsoftheFloridaDepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthecorporationinter estedinsaidbusinessenterpriseisasfollows: J -PETAL18,Inc. DATEDatKissimmee, OsceolaCounty,Florida,on this15thdayofMay,2018. May19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA GeneralJurisdictionDivision Case#:2009-CA-010447MF U.S.BANKNATIONAL ASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEEFORBAFC2006-8T2, Plaintiff, vs. ADOLFOL.ANGARITA, etal., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrdergrantingMotiontoResetForeclosureSaledatedApril23, 2018,enteredinCaseNo. 2009-CA-010447MFofthe CircuitCourtoftheNinthJudicialCircuit,inan dfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinU.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEEFORBAFC20068T2,isthePlaintiff,andAdolfoLAngarita;Unknown SpouseofAdolfoLAngarita ifany;CesarAAngarita;UnknownSpouseofCesarA Angarita,ifany;MariaVAngarita;UnknownSpouseof MariaVAngaritaifany;Any andAllUnknownParties Claimingby,Through,Under andAgainsttheHerein NamedIndividual Defendant(s)whoarenot KnowntobeDeadorAlive, WhethersaidUnkno wn PartiesmayClaimanInterestasSpouses,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,orother Claimants;JohnDoeand JaneDoeasUnknownTenants(s)inPossessionofthe PropertyaretheDefendants, thatArmandoR.Ramirez, OsceolaCountyClerkof Courtwillselltothehighest andbestbidderforcashat, Suite2600/Room2602,2 CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,FL34741,beginningat 11:00A.M.,onthe7thdayof JUNE,2018,thefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJu dgment, towit: LOT24,BLOCK48,BUENA VENTURALAKESUNIT3, ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK2,PAGE 124-133,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareen titled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. Datedonthis1stdayof May 2018. B ROCK&SCOTT,PLLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 1501N.W.49thStreet, Suite200, FortLauderdale,FL33309 Phone:(954)618-6955 ext.4729 Fax:(954)618-6954 FLCourtDocs@brockandscott.com By: /s/KaraFrederickson KaraFrederickson,Esq. FloridaBarNo.85427 FileNo.116-F01341 May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. CaseNo.:2018-CA-644FO INREFORFEITURE: 2007DODGEVAN, Whiteincolor,bearing VIN#:WD0PE845575195621 NOTICEOFFORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TOALLPERSONSWHO CLAIMANINTERESTI N THEFOLLOWINGPROPERTY: 2007DODGEVAN Whiteincolor,bearing VIN#:WD0PE845575195621 RussellGibson,asSheriffof OsceolaCounty,Florida seizedtheabovedescribed propertyonoraboutFebruary1,2018,inorabou t Kissimmee,OsceolaCounty Florida.AVerifiedComplaint forOrderofProbableCause FindingandFinalOrderof Forfeiturepursuanttothe FloridaContrabandForfeitureAct,Sections932.701.7062,FloridaStatute s (2017),hasbeenfiledinthe CircuitCourt,inandfor OsceolaCounty. Ifnoclaimantappearsand noclaimisfiled,arequest willbemadeforanimmediatehearingandFinalOrder ofForfeiture. /s/KirkS.Warren KirkS.Warren,Esquire PostOfficeBox151 Lakeland,FL33802-0151 (863)688-3400 FLBarNo.439177 email@example.com AttorneyforPetitioner, RussellGibson,AsSheriffof OsceolaCounty,Florida. May12,19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-002471MF PARTNERSFEDERAL CREDITUNION, Plaintiff, vs. DEAFPAUL-ZIN; GEORGETTEPAUL-ZIN; STEVENSPLANTATION RESIDENTIALOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.;and UNKNOWNTENANT, Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISGIVENpursuant toaFinalJudgmentdated May2,2018,enteredinCase No.2017-CA-002471MF,of theCircuitCourtinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinDEAFPAUL-ZIN: GEORGETTEPAUL-ZIN; STEVENSPLANTATION RESIDENTIALOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.;and UNKNOWNTENANT,are theDefendants,thatthe Clerkwillselltothehighest andbestbidderforcash,at theClerkoftheCircuitCourt, Suite2600/Room2602,of theOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSqua re, Kissimmee.Florida34741, onJULY3,2018,at11:00 a.m.,thefollowingdescribed realpropertyassetforthin theFinalJudgment:. L egalDescription: LOT445,STEVENSPLANTATION,ACCORDINGTO THEOFFICIALPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATROOK16,PAGES 34THROUGH41,CORRECTEDBYAFFIDAVITRECORDEDINOFFICIALRECORDSBOOK2453,PACE 1967,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. TOGETHERWITHALLTHE TENEMENTS,HEREDITAMENTSANDAPPURTENANCESTH ERETOBELONGINGORINANYWISE APPERTAINING. P ARCELID: 15-269-30-0700-0001-4450 a/k/a3361PawleysLoop North,St.Cloud,FL34769 NOTICE :ANYPERSON CLAIMINGANINTERESTIN THESURPLUSFROMTHE SALE,IFANY,OTHER THANTHEPROPERTY OWNERASOFTHEDATE OFTHELISPENDENS MUSTFILEACLAIMWITHIN60DAYSAFTERTHE SALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat TwoCourthous eSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisNotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearanceis lessthan7days;Ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. DATEDonthis4thdayof May2018. R USH,MARSHALL, JONESandKELLY,P.A. AttorneysforPlaintiff /s/RogerA.Kelly ROGERA.KELLY, forthefirm FloridaBarNo.284297 Telephone:407 -425-5500 F acsimile:407-423-0554 Primaryemail: rkelly@rushmarshall. com secondaryemail: firstname.lastname@example.org om May12,19,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : INTEGRITYELITEREALTY locatedat:3050Dye r Boulevard,Suite#178,inthe CountyofOsceola,inthe CityofKissimmee,Florida 34741,intendstoregisterthe saidnamewiththeDivision ofCorporationsoftheFloridaDepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: JONATHANLOPEZ DATEDatKissimmee OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this16thdayofMay,2018 May19,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE A.R.C.TOWINGInc.gives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthes e vehiclesonJUNE1,2018 08:00a.m.,at7421W.Irlo BronsonHighway,Kissimmee,FL34747,pursuantto subsection713.78ofth e FloridaStatutes. A.R.C.TOWINGInc.reservestherighttoacceptor rejectanyand/orallbids. 1)2006TOYOTA VIN: 1NXBR32E66Z582708 2)2010CHRYSLER VIN: 2A4RR5D12AR252721 3)2017TOYOTA VIN: 5YFBURHE2HP669471 4)1993HONDA VIN: JHMEG8656PS011021 5)2018TOYOTA VIN: JTNB11HK1J3013126 6)2007HYUNDAI VIN: KM8JN72D97U687685 May19,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE RKTOWING,INC.givesNoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthese vehiclesonJUNE1,2018,at 8:00a.m.,907AGarden Street,Kissimmee,FL 34744,pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. RKTOWING,INC.reserves therighttoacceptorreject anyand/orallbids. 1)2013KYMCO VIN:LC2U6G101DC000940 May19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHENINTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. GENERALJURISDICTIONDIVISION CASENO.:16-CA-2506MF THEBANKOFNEWYORKMELLON, SUCCESSORTRUSTEETOJPMORGANCHASEBANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION,ASTRUSTEE,F/B/OHOLDERS OFSTRUCTUREDASSETMORTGAGEINVESTMENTSII INC.,BEARSTEARNSALT-ATRUST2005-10,MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGHCERTIFICATES,SERIES2005-10, Plaintiff, vs. ARCHITRUSTLLCASTRUSTEE,TRUSTNUMBER05162632;LIVEWIREPROPERTIES,INC.ASTRUSTEEUNDER THEKRYZAW ILLOWGLENTRUSTDATEDSEPTEMBER8, 2005;GLENEAGLESHOMEOWNERS'ASSOCIATIONOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,INC.;2632WILLOWGLENCIRTRUST, PROPERTYLIQUIDATIONSPECIALIST,LLC.,ASTRUSTEE; RESOURCEFULREALESTATESOLUTIONS,INC.;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.1;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.2;and ALLUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMINGINTERESTSBY, THROUGH,UNDERORAGAINSTANAMEDDEFENDANT TOTHISACTION,ORHAVINGORCLAIMINGTOHAVEANY RIGHT,TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREIN DESCRIBED, D efe ndant(s). N OTICEOFSALE PURSUANTTOCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoanOrderorSummaryFinalJudgmentofforeclosuredatedMarch29,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.16-CA-2506MF,492016CA002506,ofthe CircuitCourtinandforOsceolaCounty,Florida,whereinTHE BANKOFNEWYORKMELLON,SUCCESSORTRUSTEETO JPMORGANCHASEBANK,NATIONALASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE,F/B/OHOLDERSOFSTRUCTUREDASSET MORTGAGEINVESTMENTSIIINC.,BEARSTEARNSALT-A TRUST2005 -10,MORTGAGEPASS-THROUGHCERTIFICATES,SERIES2005-10,isPlaintiff,andARCHITRUSTLLC ASTRUSTEE,TRUSTNUMBER0516-2632;LIVEWIRE PROPERTIES,INC.ASTRUSTEEUNDERTHEKRYZAWILLOWGLENTRUSTDATEDSEPTEMBER8,2005;GLENEAGLESHOMEOWNERS'ASSOCIATIONOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,INC.;2632WILLOWGLENCIRTRUST,PROPERTYLIQUIDATIONSPECIALIST,LLC.,ASTRUSTEE;RESOURCEFULREALESTATESOLUTIONS,INC.;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.1;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.2;and ALLUNKN OWNPARTIESCLAIMINGINTERESTSBY, THROUGH,UNDERORAGAINSTANAMEDDEFENDANT TOTHISACTION,ORHAVINGORCLAIMINGTOHAVEANY RIGHT,TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREIN DESCRIBED,areDefendants,ARMANDORAMREZ,Clerkof theCircuitCourt,willselltothehighestandbestbidderfor cashOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,FL34741,11:00A.M.,on JUNE26,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthin saidOrd erorFinalJudgment,to-wit: LOT37,OFGLENEAGLES,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK12,ATPAGES 17AND18OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMINGANINTERESTINTHESURPLUS FROMTHESALE,IFANY,OTHERTHANTHEPROPERTY OWNERASOFTHEDATEOFTHELISPENDENSMUST FILEACLAIMWITHIN60DAYSAFTERTHESALE. I fyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,youareentitle d, atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Please contacttheADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,Osceola CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407)742-2417,atleast7daysbefore yourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. D ATED:May14,2018. SHDLEGALG ROUPP.A. AttorneysforPlaintiff 499NW70thAvenue,Suite309 FortLauderdale,FL33317 Telephone:(954)564-0071 Facsimile:(954)564-9252 ServiceE-mail:email@example.com By: /s/MichaelJ.Alterman MichaelJ.Alterman,Esq. FloridaBarNo.:36825 1162-160235/DJ1 May19,26,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING TheCityCommissionwillholdaPublicHearingon Tuesday June5,2018,at6:00p.m .intheCommissionChambersof CityHall,101ChurchStreet,Kissimmee,Florida,34741.The purposeofthisPublicHearingistomakearecommendationto theCityCommissiontovacateaRightofWaylocatedon thefollowingproperty. ThesubjectpropertyislocatedonOrangeAvenue. LegalDescriptionofRightofWayasfollows: BeginningattheNortheastCornerofLot3,FreedomLand ChristianAcademy,asRecordedinPlatBook24,Page53,of thePublic RecordsofOsceolaCounty,Florida,thencerunN 8953'47"W,alongtheNorthlineofsaidLot3,adistanceof 110.00feettotheNorthwestCornerofsaidLot3;thencerunN 0000'00"E,adistanceof30.00feettoapointontheSouth lineofBlock"E",ofR.H.P.Drought'sAdditiontoKissimmee City,asRecordedinPlatBookA,Page13,ofthePublic RecordsofOsceolaCounty,Florida.;thencerunS8953'47" E,alongsaidSouthline,adistanceof110.00feettoapointon theWesterl yrightofwaylineofRobinsonAvenue;thencerun S0000'00"E,alongsaidWesterlyrightofwayline,a distanceof30.00feettothePOINTOFBEGINNING. C ontaining3,300.01squarefeetor0.08acres,moreorless. AcopyoftheproposedrequestmaybeinspectedintheDevelopmentServicesDepartmentatCityHall,101ChurchStreet Anyquestionsregardingthispublichearingmaybedirectedto theDevelopmentServicesDepartmentat(407)518-2140. Interestedpartiesmayappearandbeheardontheabovedate Writtenopinionwillbereceiveduntil5:30p.m.,Tuesday,June 5,2018. Reference#DRC17-00150CITYCOMMISSION OrangeAveRowVacationKISSIMMEE,FLORIDA InaccordancewithFloridaStatutes286.26,personsneeding assistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceedingsshould contacttheOfficeoftheCityClerk(407)518-2308priortothe meeting.(FS286.26) InaccordancewithFloridaStatutes286.0105:anyperson wishingtoappealanydecisionmadebythePlanningAdvisory Boardwithrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuchmeetingor hearingwillneedarecordoftheproceedings,andforsuchpurposesmayneedtoensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingismade,whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhichtheappealismade. May19,2018 NOTICEOFSALEOFMOTORVEHICLE PursuanttoFloridaStatute713.585,Mid-FloridaLienAndTitle Service,LLC.willsellatpublicsaleforcashthefollowing describedvehicle(s)locatedatlienor'splacetosatisfyaclaim oflien.1995DODGVIN:3B7MC33C4SM152704.LienAmt : $775.00.Lienor/IRATRUCK&EQUIPMENT702LICOLNST KISSIMMEE,FL407-846-0894.2011CHEVVIN : 1GNKVEED3BJ243440.LienAmt:$5114.52.Lienor/OLD DIXIEAUTODIAGNOSTIC,LLC2775OLDDIXIEHWYSTEI &JKISSIMMEE,FL407-847-0500.2004MINCVIN : WMWRC33454TJ63243.LienAmt:$3152.43.Lienor/OLD DIXIEAUTODIAGNOSTIC,LLC2775OLDDIXIEHWYSTEI &JKISSIMMEE,FL407-847-0500. SaleDate :June04,2018 10:00AM.AtMidFloridaLien&TitleServiceLLC.3001Aloma Ave.,WinterParkFL32792.Saidvehicle(s)mayberedeemed bysatisfyingthelienpriortosaledate.Youhavetherighttoa hearingatanytimepriortosaledatebyfilingademandfor hearinginthecircuitcourt.OwnerhastherighttorecoverpossessionofvehiclebypostingabondinaccordancewithF.S 559.917.Anyproceedsinexcessoftheamountofthelienwill bedepositedwiththeClerkofCircuitCourtinthecountywhere thevehicleisheld. May19,2018
Page 22 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A Case#:2012-CA-002318MF DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORARGEN T SECURITIESINC.,ASSETBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-M1, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGEA.MCGUIRE,JR. ; et.al., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatsalewillbemadepursuanttoanOrderofFinalJudgment.FinalJudgmentwas awardedonMay10,2018,in CivilCaseNo.2012-CA 002318MF,oftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida,wherein DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORARGEN T SECURITIESINC.,ASSETBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-M1,isthePlaintiff,and GEORGEA.MCGUIRE,JR. ; JOANNEC.MCGUIRE;UNKNOWNPARTIESINPOSSESSION#1,N/K/ACHRISTOPHERMCGUIRE;POINCIANAVILLAGEONEASSOCIATION,INC;ASSOCIATIONOFPOINCIANAVILLAGES,INC.;ANYANDALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBY,THROUGH UNDERANDAGAINSTTHE HEREINNAMEDINDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S)WHO ARENOTKNOWNTOBE DEADORALIVE,WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWN PARTIESMAYCLAIMAN INTERESTASSPOUSES HEIRS,DEVISEES GRANTEES,OROTHE R CLAIMANTS,areDefendants.TheClerkoftheCourt ArmandoRamirez,willsellto thehighestbidderforcashin Suite2600/Room2602of theOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,FL34741o n JUNE26,2018at11:0 0 A.M.,EST,thefollowingdescribedrealpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment towit: LOT4,BLOCK1404 NEIGHBORHOOD 1 SOUTH,VILLAGE1,POINCIANA,ACCORDINGTO THEOFFICIALPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK3,PAGES9 THROUGH16,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTH E PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. IMPORTANT Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcou rtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711toreachthe TelecommunicationsRelay Service. DATEDonthis15thdayof May2018. A LDRIDGE|PITE,LLP AttorneyforPlaintiff 1615SouthCongress Avenue,Suite200, DelrayBeach,FL33445 Telephone:(561)392-6391 Facsimile:(561)392-6965 By: /s/AndrewScolaro ANDREWSCOLARO,Esq. FBN#:44927 PrimaryE-Mail: ServiceMail@aldridgepite. com 1221-395B May19,26,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: FAMILYSTORE locatedat:870Cypress Parkway,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityof Kissimmee,Florida34759, intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusine ssenterpriseisas follows: L INUSALLC DATEDatKissimmee, OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this16thdayofMay,2018. May19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A CIRCUITCIVILDIVISIO N CaseNo.:2017-CA-00053 8 DITECHFINANCIALLLC, F/K/AGREENTREE SERVICINGLLC, Plaintiff(s), vs. UNKNOWNSPOUSEO F LEOPOLDG.GRAHAM; UNKNOWNSPOUSEO F MIRIAME.GRAHAM; ASSOCIATIONOFPOIN CIANAVILLAGES,INC. ; POINCIANAVILLAGEONE ASSOCIATION,INC., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN THAT,pursuanttoPlaintiff's FinalJudgmentofForeclosureenteredonApril17 2018,intheabove-captionedaction,theClerkof Court,ArmandoR.Ramirez willselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741inaccordancewithChapter45 FloridaStatutesonthe5th dayofJUNE,2018at11:00 A.M.,onthefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgmentof Foreclosureororder,towit : LOT74,BANYANCOVEAT CYPRESSWOODS, A S PERPLATTHEREOF,RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 13,PAGE197,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSO F OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA PROPERTYADDRESS: 4542FICUSTREEROAD, KISSIMMEE,FL34758 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustfilea claimwithinsixty(60)days afterthesale. AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT: IFYOU AREAPERSONWITHA DISABILITYWHONEEDS ANYACCOMMODATIONIN ORDERTOPARTICIPATE INACOURTPROCEEDING OREVENT,YOUAREENTITLED,ATNOCOSTTO YOU,TOTHEPROVIS ION OFCERTAINASSISTANCE PLEASECONTACT:ADA COORDINATOR,COUR T ADMINISTRATION OSCEOLACOUNTY COURTHOUSE,2COURTHOUSESQUARE,SUIT E 6300,KISSIMMEE,F L 34741,(407)742-2417,FAX 407-835-5079ATLEAST7 DAYSBEFOREYOU R SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCE,ORIMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVING NOTIFICATIONIFTH E TIMEBEFORETH E SCHEDULEDCOURTAPPEARANCEISLESSTHAN 7DAYS.IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711TO REACHTHETELECOMMUNICATIONSRELAYSERVICE. DATEDonthis7thdayof May2018. Respectfullysubmitted, /s/HarrisonSmalbach HarrisonSmalbach,Esq. FloridaBar#:116225 6267OldWaterOakRoad Suite203 Tallahassee,FL32312 (850)422-2520(telephone) (850)422-2567(facsimile) firstname.lastname@example.org AttorneyforPlaintiff FileNo.15-000710-2 May12,19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITOFFLORIDA, INANDFOR OSCEOLACOUNTY GeneralJurisdictionDivision CaseNo.: 49-2017-CA-000787MF THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,ASTRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFTHE CWABS,INC.,ASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES, SERIES2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. BERNARDOBREA,ET.AL., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaSummaryFinal JudgmentofForeclosure enteredFebruary21,2018in CivilCaseNo.49-2017-CA000787MFoftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOsceola County,Kissimmee,Florida, whereinTHEBANKOFNEW YORKMELLONFKATHE BANKOFNEWYORK,AS TRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFTHE CWABS,INC.,ASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES, SERIES2007-1,isPlaintiff, andBERNARDOBREA,ET. AL.,areDefendants,the ClerkofCourtARMANDO RAMIREZ,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashatOsceo laCounty Courthouse,2Courthouse Square,Suite2600/Room 2602,Kissimmee,FL.34741 inaccordancewithChapter 45,FloridaStatutesonthe 26thdayofJUNE,2018at 11:00AMonthefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidSummaryFinal Judgment,to-wit: LOT(S)15,SHADOWBAY UNITONE,ACCORDING TOTHEPLATTHEREOF, RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK4,PAGE(S)22,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,i fany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontactCourtAdministrationat TwoCourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourrecei ptof this(describenotice);Ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-800-955-8771. DATEDonthis15thdayof May2018. B y: /s/LisaWoodburn LISAWOODBURN,Esq. McCallaRaymer LeibertPierce,LLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 110S.E.6thStreet, Suite2400, FortLauderdale,FL33301 Phone:(407)674-1850 Fax:(321)248-0420 Email: MRService@mccallarayrner. com FlaBarNo.:11003 16-03040-3 May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CIVILDIVISION Case#:2017-CA-000974MF PHHMORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. LUISE.LINARES,A/K/A LUISLINARES,etal, Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofforeclosuredated March28,2018,andentered inCaseNo.2017-CA-000974 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuitinand forOSCEOLACOUNTY, Florida,where inPHHMORTGAGECORPORATION,is Plaintiff,andLUISE.LINARES,A/K/ALUISLINARES,etal,areDefendants, theclerk,ArmandoR. Ramirez,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cash,beginningat11:00 A.M.,OsceolaCountyCourthouse2CourthouseSquare, Suite2600/RoomNumber 2602,Kissimmee,FL34741, inaccordancewithChapter 45,FloridaStatutes,onthe 26thdayofJUNE,2018,the followingdescribedproperty assetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT 3I,BRIGHTONLAKES, PHASE2,PARCELI,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK17,PAGES 87and88,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyo u,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:May15,2018. PhelanHallin anDiamond &Jones,PLLC AttorneysforPlaintiff 2727WestCypressCreek Road,FortLauderdale,FL 33309 Tel:954-462-7000 Fax:954-462-7001 Servicebyemail: FL.Service@PhelanHallinan. com By: /s/TammyGeller PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,PLLC TammyGeller,Esq. FloridaBarNo.0091619 EmilioR.Lenzi,Esq., FloridaBarNo.0668273 PH#78712 May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A PROBATEDIVISIO N FileNo.2018-CP-000278 DivisionProbate INRE:ESTATEOF HENRYADAMHODGEJR. Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateof HenryAdam HodgeJr. ,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasMarch21 2017,ispendingintheCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,Florida34741. Thenamesandaddressesof thepersonalrepresentative andthepersonalrepresentative'sattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETHE LATEROF3MONTH S AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedent'sestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINFLORIDASTATUTESSECTION 733.702WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE T IMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisnoticeis:May19, 2018. P ersonalRepresentative: ChristinaKanaga 6227CourtneyCove Apopka,Florida32703 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: CatherineE.Davey Attorney FloridaBarNo.:991724 PostOfficeBox941251 Maitland,FL32794-1251 Telephone:(407)645-4833 Fax:(407)645-4832 E-Mail: email@example.com om S econdaryE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.2017-CA-02144 PLANETHOME LENDING,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JEYMIS.OCASIO; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF JEYMIS.OCASIO;LUIS MANUELOLIVERA,JR.; CASTLECREDITCORPORATION;THEBUENVENTURALAKESCOMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,INC.;SECRETARYOFHOUSINGAND URBANDEVELOPMENT; UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA;UNKNOWNTENANT OCCUPANT(S)#1, UNKNOWNTENANT OCCUPANT(S)#2, Defendants. NOTICEOFSA LE U NDERF.S.CHAPTER45 NOTICEISGIVENthat,in accordancewiththeFinal JudgmentofForeclosure datedMay10,2018,inthe above-styledcause, ArmandoRamirez,asthe ClerkoftheCircuitCourt,will selltothehighestandbest bidderforcashatSuite2600/ Room#2602,oftheOsceola CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee, FL34741at11:00A.M.on JULY10,2018,thefollowing describedproperty: LOT31,BLOCK216, BUENAVENTURALAKES, NORTHLAKEVILLAGE1, AC CORDINGTOTHEMAP ORPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK4,PAGE(S)173AND 174,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. C ommonlyKnownas: 113SandalwoodDrive, Kissimmee,Florida34743 ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthispr oceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisNoticeofSale;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call1-800-955-8771. D ATEDthisMay10,2018 /s/MatthewT.Wasinger MatthewT.Wasinger,Esq. WasingerLawOffice 605E.RobinsonStreet, Suite730 Orla ndo,FL32801 Filing#71966445 Telephone:(407)308-0991 Fla.BarNo.:0057873 AttorneyforPlaintiff Service:mattw@wasinger lawoffice.com May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2018-CP-000219PR Division:Probate. INRE:ESTATEOF CONOVARUTHTHOMAS Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateof ConovaRuth Thomas ,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasMay12, 2017,ispendingintheCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare,# 2000,Kissimmee,FL34741. Thenamesandaddressesof thepersonal representative andthepersonalrepresentative'sattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETHE LATEROF3MONTHS AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherper sons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedent'sestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINFLORIDASTATUTESSECTION 733.702WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisnoticeis:May12, 2018. P ersonalRepresentative: MorrisKevinWoodard 2267JessicaLane Kissimmee,Florida34744 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: JasonA.Penrod,B.C.S., CELA,Attorney FloridaBarNumber:676985 122E.TillmanAvenue LakeWales,FL33853 Telephone:(863)676-8432 Fax:(863)676-1816 E-Mail:email@example.com SecondaryE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org m May12,19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE9thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-000360MF FIRSTGUARANTYMORTGAGECORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MARIAESTRADA,ETAL., Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEOFSALEIS HEREBYGIVENpursuantto theorderofFinalJudgment ofForeclosuredatedAugust 31,2017,andenteredin CaseNo.2017-CA-000360 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe 9thJudicialCircuitinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinFIRSTGUARANTY MO RTGAGECORPORATION,isPlaintiff,andMARIA ESTRADA,ETAL,arethe Defendants,theOfficeof ArmandoRamirez,Osceola CountyClerkoftheCourtwill selltothehighestandbest bidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Room 2602,Kissimmee,Floridaat 11:00A.M.onthe19thdayof JUNE2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforth insaidFinalJudgment,to wit: LOT18,BLOCK221, BUENAVENTURALAKES UNIT10,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK5,PAGES81 THROUGH83,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. andallfixturesandpersonal propertylocatedthereinor thereon,whichareincluded assecurityinPlaintiffsmortgage. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsaccommodationinordertopar ticipateinthisproceedings,you areentitled,atnocosttoyou, totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact: CourtAdministrationat2 CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2) workingdaysofyourreceipt ofthisdescribednotice;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-(800)955-8771. Datedthis7thdayofMay 2018. M cCabe,Weisberg &Conway,LLC By: ReShaundraM.Suggs ReShaundraM.Suggs, Esq. F LBar#:77094 McCabe,Weisberg &Conway,LLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 500S.AustralianAvenue, Suite1000 WestPalmBeach,FL33401 Telephone:(561)713-1400 Email:FLpleadings@MWCLaw.com Matter#:16-401681 May12,19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2018-CP-000250PR Division:___. INRE:ESTATEOF ELIZABETHK.GRAY, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe estateofELIZABETHK. GRAY,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasAugust30, 2017,ispendingintheCircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis 2CourthouseSquare, Kissimmee,Florida34741. Thenamesandaddressesof thepersonalrep resentative andthepersonalrepresentative'sattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETHE LATEROF3MONTHS AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherperson s havingclaimsordemands againstdecedent'sestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis courtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODSSETFORTHINFLORIDASTATUTESSECTION 733.702WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. Thedateoffirstpublication ofthisnoticeis:May17, 2018. P ers onalRepresentative: GarrettN.Gray 1045BerkeleyDrive Kissimmee,Florida34744 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: LongH.Duong Attorney FloridaBarNumber:11857 LDLegal,LLC 11NW33rdCourt Gainesville,FL32607 Telephone:(352)371-2670 Fax:(866)440-9154 E-Mail:email@example.com May12,19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-000271MF THEPALMSCOUNTRY CLUBANDRESORT, ACondominium Plaintiff, vs. DEANNAMICHELLE COUCHANDTHEHEIRS AND/ORBENEFICIARIES OFTHEESTATEOFDARRENGLENNCOUCH;et.al., Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN that,pursuanttotheFinal JudgmentofForeclosureas to CountVI oftheSecond AmendedComplaintentered intheabove-captioned actiononMay10, 2018,the Clerkwillselltheproperty situatedinOsceolaCounty, Florida,describedas: Building13Unit205Week 43DuringAssignedYear (s)Even(firstoccupancy daySaturday),ofThe PalmsCountryCluband Resort,aCondominium, accordingtotheDeclarationofCondominiumthereof,asrecordedinOR BOOK1545PAGE2911of thePublicRecordsof OsceolaCounty,Florida. atapublicsaleonJUNE26, 2018,at11:00a.m.tothe highestbidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCo urthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600,Room#2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741,inaccordancewithsection 45.031,FloridaStatutes. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale.Thecourt,initsdiscretion,mayenlargethetimeof thesale.Noticeofthe changedtimeofsaleshallbe publishedasprovidedherein. Inaccordancewiththe A mericanswithDisabilities Act,ifyouareapersonwith adisabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingth isnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. / s/LeslieS.Stewart LeslieS.Stewart,Esquire BarNo.:0038178 StewartLawGroup,P.L. 238N.WestmonteDrive, Suite200 AltamonteSprings,FL32714 407-324-1860 firstname.lastname@example.org May19,26,2018 INTHECOUNTYCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2016-CC-2205CF TRAFALGARVILLAGE MASTER ASSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, vs. MELANIEPRADOS, Defendant. NOTICEOFSALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NoticeisgiventhatpursuanttotheSecondAmended FinalJudgmentofForeclosuredatedMay8,2018,in CaseNo.2016-CC-2205CL, oftheCountyCourtinandfor OsceolaCounty,Florida, whereinTRAFALGARVILLAGEMASTERASSOCIATION,INC .,isthePlaintiff, andMELANIEPRADOS,is theDefendant.TheClerkof Courtwillselltothehighest andbestbidderforcashat Suite2600/Room2602,of theOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, at11:00a.m.,onJULY10, 2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertysetforthin theOrderofFinalJudgment: Lot59,TrafalgarVillage PhaseTwo,accordingto themaporplatthereof,as recordedinPlatBook17, Page(s)143through148, inclusive,ofthePublicRecordsof OsceolaCounty, Florida. AnyPersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IFYOUAREAPERSON WITHADISABILITYWHO NEEDSANYACCOMMODATIONINORDERTOPARTICIPATEINTHISPROCEEDING,YOUAREENTITLED, ATNOCOSTTOYOU,TO THEPROVISIONOFCERTAINASSISTANCE. PLEASECONTACTTHE ADACOORDINATOR, COURTADMINISTRATION, OSCEOLACOUNTY COURTHOU SE,2COURTHOUSESQUARE,SUITE 6300,KISSIMMEE,FL 34741,(407)742-2417AT LEASTSEVENDAYSBEFOREYOURSCHEDULED COURTAPPEARANCE,OR IMMEDIATELYUPONRECEIVINGTHISNOTIFICATIONIFTHETIMEBFORE THESCHEDULEDAPPEARANCEISLESSTHANSEVENDAYS;IFYOUARE HEARINGORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL711. D ATED:May8,2018. By: /s/CarlosR.Arias CarlosR.Arias,Esquire FloridaBarNo.:0820911 ARIASBOSINGER,PLLC 140NorthWestmonteDrive Suite203 AltamonteSprings,F L32714 (407)636-2549 71865137 May12,19,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A Case#:2017-CA-000271MF THEPALMSCOUNTRY CLUBANDRESORT, ACondominium Plaintiff, vs. DEANNAMICHELLE COUCHANDTHEHEIRS AND/ORBENEFICIARIES OFTHEESTATEOFDARRENGLENNCOUCH;et.al. Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN that,pursuanttotheFinal JudgmentofForeclosureas to CountI oftheSecond AmendedComplaintentered intheabove-captioned actiononMay10,2018,the Clerkwillselltheproperty situatedinOsceolaCounty, Florida,describedas: BUILDING20UNIT406 WEEK42DURINGASSIGNEDYEAR(S)EVEN,of ThePalmsCountryClub andResort,aCondominium,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominiumthereof,asrecordedin ORBOOK1545PAGE2911 ofthePublicRecordsof OsceolaCounty,Florida. atapublicsaleonJUNE26, 2018,at11:00a.m.tothe highestbidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2Cou rthouseSquare,Suite 2600,Room#2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741,inaccordancewithsection 45.031,FloridaStatutes. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale.Thecourt,initsdiscretion,mayenlargethetimeof thesale.Noticeofthe changedtimeofsaleshallbe publishedasprovidedherein. Inaccordancewiththe AmericanswithD isabilities Act,ifyouareapersonwith adisabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificatio nifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. / s/LeslieS.Stewart LeslieS.Stewart,Esquire BarNo.:0038178 StewartLawGroup,P.L. 238N.WestmonteDrive, Suite200 AltamonteSprings,FL32714 407-324-1860 email@example.com May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2012-CA-002318MF DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORARGENT SECURITIESINC.,ASSETBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-M1, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGEA.MCGUIRE,JR.; et.al., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatsalewillbemadepursuanttoanOrderofFinalJudgment.FinalJudgmentwas award edonMay10,2018,in CivilCaseNo.2012-CA002318MF,oftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida,wherein, DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEFORARGENT SECURITIESINC.,ASSETBACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-M1,isthePlaintiff,and GEORGEA.MCGUIRE,JR.; JOANNEC.MCGUIRE;UNKNOWNPARTIESINPOSSESSION#1,N/K/ACHRISTOPHERMCGUIRE;POINCIANAVILLAGEONEASSOCIATION,INC;ASSOCIAT IONOFPOINCIANAVILLAGES,INC.;ANYANDALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBY,THROUGH, UNDERANDAGAINSTTHE HEREINNAMEDINDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S)WHO ARENOTKNOWNTOBE DEADORALIVE,WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWN PARTIESMAYCLAIMAN INTERESTASSPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,OROTHER CLAIMANTS,areDefendants.TheClerkoftheCourt, ArmandoRamirez,willsellto thehighestbidderforcashin Suite2600/Room2602of theOsceolaCountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare, Ki ssimmee,FL34741on JUNE26,2018at11:00 A.M.,EST,thefollowingdescribedrealpropertyasset forthinsaidFinalJudgment, towit: LOT4,BLOCK1404, NEIGHBORHOOD1 SOUTH,VILLAGE1,POINCIANA,ACCORDINGTO THEOFFICIALPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK3,PAGES9 THROUGH16,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. IMPORTANT Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, or immediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711toreachthe TelecommunicationsRelay Service. DATEDonthis15thdayof May2018. A LDRIDGE|PITE,LLP AttorneyforPlaintiff 1615SouthCongress Avenue,Suite200, DelrayBeach,FL33445 Telephone:(561)392-6391 Facsimile:(561)392-6965 By: /s/AndrewScolaro ANDREWSCOLARO,Esq. FBN#:44927 PrimaryE-Mail: S erviceMail@aldridgepite. c om 1221-395B May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-000271MF THEPALMSCOUNTRY CLUBANDRESORT, ACondominium Plaintiff, vs. DEANNAMICHELLE COUCHANDTHEHEIRS AND/ORBENEFICIARIES OFTHEESTATEOFDARRENGLENNCOUCH;et.al., Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN that,pursuanttotheFinal JudgmentofForeclosureas to CountI oftheSecond AmendedComplaintentered intheabove-captioned actiononMay10,2 018,the Clerkwillselltheproperty situatedinOsceolaCounty, Florida,describedas: BUILDING20UNIT406 WEEK42DURINGASSIGNEDYEAR(S)EVEN,of ThePalmsCountryClub andResort,aCondominium,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominiumthereof,asrecordedin ORBOOK1545PAGE2911 ofthePublicRecordsof OsceolaCounty,Florida. atapublicsaleonJUNE26, 2018,at11:00a.m.tothe highestbidderforcashatthe OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 260 0,Room#2602,Kissimmee,Florida34741,inaccordancewithsection 45.031,FloridaStatutes. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale.Thecourt,initsdiscretion,mayenlargethetimeof thesale.Noticeofthe changedtimeofsaleshallbe publishedasprovidedherein. Inaccordancewiththe AmericanswithDisabilities Act,ifyouar eapersonwith adisabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethesch eduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. / s/LeslieS.Stewart LeslieS.Stewart,Esquire BarNo.:0038178 StewartLawGroup,P.L. 238N.WestmonteDrive, Suite200 AltamonteSprings,FL32714 407-324-1860 firstname.lastname@example.org May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITOFFLORIDA, INANDFOR OSCEOLACOUNTY GeneralJurisdictionDivision CaseNo.: 49-2017-CA-000787MF THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLON,F/K/ATHEBANK OFNEWYORK,ASTRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFTHE CWABS,INC.,ASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES, SERIES2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. BERNARDOBREA,ET.AL., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaSummaryFinal JudgmentofForeclosure enteredFe bruary21,2018in CivilCaseNo.49-2017-CA000787MFoftheCircuit CourtoftheNINTHJudicial CircuitinandforOsceola County,Kissimmee,Florida, whereinTHEBANKOFNEW YORKMELLONFKATHE BANKOFNEWYORK,AS TRUSTEEFORTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFTHE CWABS,INC.,ASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES, SERIES2007-1,isPlaintiff, andBERNARDOBREA,ET. AL.,areDefendants,the ClerkofCourtARMANDO RAMIREZ,willselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashatOsceolaCounty Courthouse,2Cour thouse Square,Suite2600/Room 2602,Kissimmee,FL.34741 inaccordancewithChapter 45,FloridaStatutesonthe 26thdayofJUNE,2018at 11:00AMonthefollowing describedpropertyasset forthinsaidSummaryFinal Judgment,to-wit: LOT(S)15,SHADOWBAY UNITONE,ACCORDING TOTHEPLATTHEREOF, RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK4,PAGE(S)22,OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. 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Page 24 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 19, 2018 The city of Kissimmee hosted the Arts Alive Reception on Tuesday afternoon inside of city hall to recognize and celebrate the arts, along with the Osceola County School District and Osceola Arts. Artwork created by students will be exhibited at City Hall during the month of May. Top row: From left, student artists Maireni Nunez, Adriana Suarez, Madelyn Edwards, Jirah Barszcz, Sydney Burtis and Noah Seppanen showing off their certificates of appreciation with Commissioner Angela Eady, Commissioner Wanda Rentas, Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez, Commissioner Olga Gonzalez and Commissioner Jim Fisher. Artist Adriana Suarez stands with some of her favorite works. Second Row: Noah Seppanen with his monsters. Seppanen, a senior at Poinciana High School, plans to major in theatre at the University of Florida. Sydney Burtis did a tap dance number to the Beatles In My Life. Third row: Jirah Barszcz sang a powerful rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Maireni Nunez reads a poem she wrote entitled Coke Bottle Telescope. Right: Crowds applauded each of the artists for sharing their talents.News-Gazette Photos by Martin Maddock ARTS ALIVE CELEBRATES ALL ART FORMS
Saturday, May 19, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E1 Section E May 19, 2018 Tribune Triple EWednesday, July 15, 2015 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.com Tribune Expanded Electronic EditionBY MELISSA DARABIAN Associated PressLife is busy. We dont always have the luxury of thumbing through our favorite cookbooks, marking appeal ing recipes with sticky notes for dinners sometime off in the future when we will somehow have time to saltcure a cod or dry-age a side of beef in our garage fridge. Sometimes, we just need to get dinner on the table. It doesnt have to be fancy, but it should still be tasty and nutritious. Enter the chicken leg and thigh! Often overlooked by the healthy cook due to its higher fat content, dark chicken meat is underappreciated. Yes, the dark meat has a few more grams of fat than the white meat of the breasts (a 3 1/2-ounce serving of breast meat has about 4 grams of fat, while the same amount of dark meat has just under 6 grams). And the higher cholesterol of the dark meat means the breast probably still should be in your rotation. But chicken legs and thighs are lus cious in texture and full of avor and protein (about 28 grams per serving). They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. Perhaps most impor tant of all for the busy weeknight cook is that bone-in dark meat chicken is very forgiving in terms of cooking time. Which is to say, it is very hard to overcook dark chicken meat. So on weeknights when my hus band and I both have to work and one daughter has dance and the other three have soccer, lacrosse and more soccer, I totally appreciate the forgiveness offered by the dark meat. One of my favorite weeknight chicken leg and thigh strategies is to load them up in a large plastic bag in the morning, dump in some veggies and a quick marinade, then just toss the whole thing into the refrigerator to sit all day. After work, I dump the con tents of the bag into a baking dish and pop it into the oven while I change into something more comfortable (by which I mean sweats). Dinner, done!WEEKNIGHT LEMON CHICKEN DINNER-IN-A-BAGStart to Finish: 1 hour, plus marinat ing Servings: 4 8 bone-in chicken drumsticks or thighs, or a mix 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon red pepper akes (op tional) Kosher salt and ground black pep per 1 large red or yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges 4 medium red potatoes, halved Using a paper towel in each hand to help grip the chicken pieces, remove and discard the skin by pulling it off. In a 2-gallon zip-close plastic bag, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, thyme, red pepper akes (if using), and a hefty pinch each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken, onion and potatoes, seal the bag and gently turn over several times to evenly coat the contents with the marinade. Re frigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours, turning the bag once or twice if convenient. When ready to cook, heat the oven to 375 F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Dump the con tents of the bag onto the pan, spread into an even layer, then bake uncov ered until the chicken registers 175 F at the thickest parts, about 40 minutes. If the potatoes and onions brown too quickly on one side, turn them for more even cooking. Nutrition information per serving: 610 calories; 220 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 25 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 240 mg cholesterol; 540 mg sodium; 40 g car bohydrate; 5 g ber; 5 g sugar; 55 g protein. Food Network star Melissa dArabian is an expert on healthy eating on a budget. She is the au thor of the cookbook, Supermarket Healthy. http://www.melissadarabian.netAPThis June 22, photo shows weekend lemon chicken diner in a bag in Concord, N.H. Chicken legs and thighs are luscious in texture and full of flavor and protein. They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa dArabian.APThis June 22, photo shows weekend lemon chicken diner in a bag in Concord, N.H. Chicken legs and thighs are luscious in texture and full of flavor and protein. They also are much lower in saturated fat than most cuts of red meat, and they offer more iron per serving than chicken breasts. Cooking CornerIts in the bagFor crazy weeknights, dinner in a bag that isnt takeout WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At: Tribune Triple EFriday, May 18, 2018 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.comTribune Expanded Electronic Edition ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH a A J J O B TH aA T I s S RI GHT FO rR Y OU! Triple E
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Saturday, May 19, 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) Veteran spy Gina Has pel will become the rst female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Sen ate conrmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11. Thursday's 54-45 vote split both parties, and the margin was the closest for a CIA nominee in the near ly seven decades that a nod from the Senate has been required. Haspel, who has spent nearly all of her 33year CIA career in under cover positions, is the rst career operations ofcer to be conrmed since Wil liam Colby in 1973. Haspel, 61, is a native of Kentucky but grew up around the world as the daughter of an Air Force serviceman. She worked in Africa, Europe and classi ed locations around the globe and was tapped as deputy director of the CIA last year. She worked un der former CIA director Mike Pompeo until Presi dent Donald Trump moved him to secretary of state. Haspel was backed by many in the CIA rankand-le and was robustly supported by senior intel ligence ofcials, including six former CIA directors and three former national intelligence directors, who said she earned the chance to take the helm of the na tion's premier spy agency. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said Haspel has integrity and both frontline and executive intelligence expertise. "We salute Director Haspel, a trailblazer who today becomes the rst woman to lead the CIA," he said. Her opponents argued that it wasn't right to pro mote someone who super vised a covert detention site in Thailand where ter ror suspects were water boarded, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning. They said the U.S. needed to slam closed what was one of the CIA's darkest chapters that tainted America's image with allies abroad. Several senators said Haspel was not forthcoming in answering questions about her role in the torture program or the CIA's deci sion to destroy video-taped evidence of the sessions. They also had questions about her rejection of the now-banned techniques. Sen. Ron Wyden, DOre., said in a oor speech that Haspel "offered up almost the classic Wash ington non-apology." He asked how the Senate could take seriously Haspel's "conversion on tor ture?" Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said the world was watching the conrmation vote, which he called a "referendum on torture." He said the so-called "en hanced interrogation tech niques" the CIA used at black sites, including slam ming detainees against walls and conning them in cofn-shaped boxes, amounted to "governmentsanctioned torture." Haspel has vowed never to restart such a program and says her "strong moral compass" would prevent her from carrying out any presidential order she found objectionable. That was enough to coax some senators into the "yes" column. But Leahy said he still questioned her judg ment and lamented that she has never publicly condemned torture as "im moral." He wondered aloud what Haspel would do if she's asked to do something that goes against America's core values. "Should we trust that she will have the moral compass to stand up and say 'No?'" he asked. "Based on what we've seen, I do not." Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said the nomination was not just about Haspel, but the U.S. grappling with its past mis takes. "The bottom line is this: No one has ever been held accountable for the torture program and I do not believe those who were in timately involved in it de serve to lead the agency," Feinstein said before cast ing her vote against Has pel. Since Trump nominated Haspel, her conrmation has been clouded by debate over the CIA's former interrogation program. A protester in the Senate visitor gallery briey disrupt ed speeches ahead of the vote with shouts against the CIA. Three Republicans op posed her: Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who is battling cancer and did not vote; Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky; and Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona. Six Democrats, however, were heartened by her pledge to never restart harsh interrogation programs, even if Trump requested. They said they voted for Haspel because they thought her experi ence was essential in con fronting today's threats from U.S. adversaries like Russia, North Korea, China and Iran. Among Democrats sup porting Haspel were sev eral up for re-election this fall in states where Trump is popular, including Sen. Joe Manchin of West Vir ginia, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Sen. Bill Nelson in Flori da. Also voting yes were Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking member of the intelligence committee. "This has not been an easy decision," Warner said, adding that he'd met and talked with Haspel many times in the past several weeks. He said he's convinced that Haspel could and would stand up to Trump, who has voiced support for waterboarding and has said "torture works." CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsFriday, May 18, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this May 9, 2018, le photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel testies during a conrmation hear ing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the vote for Haspel, as support from red-state senators facing re-election is bumping up against a more liberal ank eyeing potential 2020 presidential bids who reject of the nominee over the agencys clouded history of torture. CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel1 year on, Robert Mueller is everywhere and nowhereWASHINGTON (AP) Unlike the president, Rob ert Mueller hasn't uttered one word in public about his Russia investigation in the year since he was ap pointed special counsel. And that is rattling just about everyone involved. What's he up to? When will he bring the probe to an end? He doesn't have to say, and he's not. A year into the investi gation, the stern-looking prosecutor is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. In that time, the breadth and stealth of in vestigations surrounding President Donald Trump have unsettled the White House and its chief occupant, and have spread to Capitol Hill, K Street, for eign governments and, as late as last week, corporate boardrooms. With lawmakers ey ing midterm elections and Trump publicly mulling whether he will sit for an interview with Mueller, Republican calls are growing for the special counsel to end his investigation. Vice President Mike Pence and others have said it public ly. GOP lawmakers insist they've seen no evidence of collusion between Russians and Trump's 2016 election campaign. The longer the investiga tion runs, the more those calls are likely to amplify. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has steadfastly supported the special coun sel, seemed to change his tone a bit Thursday. "I think he should be free to do his job, but I would like to see it get wrapped up, of course," Ryan said. "I mean we want to see this thing come to its conclusion, but again I've always said he should be free to nish his job." Mueller is investigat ing Russian interference in the election, whether Trump's campaign was involved and possible ob struction of justice. And by the standards of previous special counsel investigations, his actually has so far gone fairly quickly. Since Mueller was appointed on May 17, 2017, his ofce has charged 19 people and three Russian companies. Among those charged are four Trump aides, includ ing former national security adviser Michael Flynn and ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The probe has also en snared countless Washington insiders who have been called to testify or found themselves under scrutiny, including lobbyists and for eign representatives who may have illegally sought to inuence the adminis tration. Large corporations like AT&T and Novartis have been contacted by Mueller and caught up in an offshoot investigation into Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen. The companies acknowledged last week that they paid Cohen for "insight" in the early days of the Trump administration. While Mueller himself still enjoys generally broad bipartisan support in Congress, particularly in the Senate, the secrecy of the investigation has created some anxiety about what is next. "The American people are curious about what happened," says Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. "And ev erything so far that has sup posedly come out about it has been speculation and conjecture and rumor and the truth is nobody really knows what Mr. Mueller and his team are thinking." The president's lawyers have rushed to ll that vacuum, recently suggest ing they've been told Muel ler won't indict Trump and couldn't force the president to comply with an inter view. Personal attorney Rudy Giuliani suggested that a recent conversation with Mueller's team led him to believe the special counsel, citing a Justice Department opinion, had ruled out the possibility of trying to indict a sitting president. Trump has seemed condent of that on Twitter, where he frequently throws barbs at the investigation a strategy that is increas ingly resonating with many Republicans. On Thursday, he marked the anniversary by calling the probe a "disgusting, illegal and unwar ranted Witch Hunt." But while he calls for an end to the investigation, Trump's own indecision over an interview remains the most visible impedi ment to a speedy conclu sion of at least one key part. Mueller asked to inter view the president months ago, but the Trump legal team has struggled to for mally make a decision. The president has publicly said he wants to talk to Mueller, only to demur, citing his lawyers. Last week, Gi uliani told The Associated Press the decision would be delayed at least another month until after a June 12 summit with North Korea. Giuliani said Mueller has indicated to the legal team that he's "pretty much n ished," with the exception of the president's interview. "As far as we know, we're basically the last witness," Giuliani said. Beyond that, the endgame remains unclear. A nal report from Mueller could go to Congress a move that would become more signicant if Demo crats win control in this year's elections. It's unclear how much in sight the Trump legal team has into Mueller's timing. As in most major investigations, his ofce does not leak, and his spokes men decline to comment on nearly every news story. Mueller is barely even pho tographed forcing news outlets to run the same photos and videos over and over again, of Mueller on Capitol Hill or heading to work. Instead, the few public glimpses into the special counsel's work come from witnesses who are inter viewed, attorneys and court lings made in the publicly led criminal cases. It's also unclear how important the issue is to voters back home. A December 2017 poll conducted by the AP and NORC at the University of Chicago found that the Russia investigation ranked at the bottom of issues im portant to most Americans, well behind topics like the economy, taxes and health care. Sol Wisenberg, who con ducted grand jury questioning of President Bill Clinton as deputy inde pendent counsel during the Whitewater investigation, said public perceptions of Mueller's probe wax and wane, ltered through the viewpoints of prosecution supporters and opponents. Mueller's detractors would argue that the cases have largely involved false statement allegations di vorced from the central Russian collusion question, Wisenberg said, while supporters will point to the indictments to prove the spe cial counsel has uncovered criminal conduct deserving of his appointment. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday on the Senate oor: "I would say to the president it's not a witch hunt when 17 Rus sians have been indicted; it's not a witch hunt when some of the most senior members of the Trump campaign have been indict ed." Schumer's numbers are slightly off; the indicted in clude 13 Russians, not 17.
Page E4, THE CIVIL WAR COURIER THE CIVIL WAR COURIER For the history bu or the reenactment hobbyist Only $3.00New issue the rst of every month. Now available at the lobby of the Osceola News-Gazette.108 Church Street, Kissimmee Fl 34771407-846-7600 VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) Authorities handed out around 2,000 masks for protection as people living near Hawaii's Kilauea vol cano braced for pulverized rock, glass and crystal to rain down after an explo sive eruption at the peak's summit. Lindsey Magnani, her ance Elroy Rodrigues and their two children picked up masks for their fam ily Thursday afternoon at Cooper Center in Volcano, Hawaii. Magnani said both of her children Kahele Rodrigues, 2, and Kayden Rodrigues, 3 months old were doing OK, but her and her ance had both been sneezing all day. "This morning it smelled like sulfur so we had to close all the windows," Magnani said. Most residents found only thin coatings of ash, if they saw any at all, as winds blew much of the 30,000-foot (9,100-meter) plume away from people. "It was a grit, like a sand at the beach," said Joe La ceby, who lives in the town of Volcano a few miles to the northeast of Kilauea's summit. The ash was a bit of an irritant, he said, but "not too bad." Laceby sealed windows and cracks in his home with cellophane wrap to keep out ash and volcanic gases. He has gas masks to protect himself from the toxic fumes and ash. The explosion at Kilauea's summit came shortly after 4 a.m. Thurs day following two weeks of volcanic activity that sent lava ows into neigh borhoods and destroyed at least 26 homes. Scientists said the eruption was the most powerful in recent days, though it probably lasted only a few minutes. Geologists have warned that the volcano could be come even more violent, with increasing ash pro duction and the potential that future blasts could hurl boulders the size of cows from the summit. Winds kept the ash away from the Volcano Win ery, tasting room manager Lani Delapenia said. A thin coating of white soot had blanketed tables and vines the day before, on Wednesday, but none wafted over the day of the 30,000-foot plume. The strength and di rection of the wind makes all the difference, she said. "The Volcano Village, and us at the winery, are doing well and we hope people still come and visit us and order wine because we are still pumping wine out," Delapenia said. The vineyard also has a great view of the plume, she said. Julia Neal, operator of Pahala Plantation Cottages about 28 miles (45 kilome ters) southwest of the summit crater, said people have been picking up ash masks from county civil defense workers at the local com munity center. Some peo ple working outside were wearing them. People with asthma were staying inside, she said. The eruption reminded her of 2008, when Kilauea also had large summit eruptions and sent ash and gas over her community. A light dusting fell Thursday, but the town had more ash a couple of days ago when people had to wash it off their cars, she said. "People are renovating one of the historic buildings across the street. The school kids just stopped by. They're getting ready to graduate. Life is going on quite vibrantly here with people taking these precau tions," she said. The National Weather Service issued an ash ad visory and then extended it through early evening, and county ofcials distributed ash masks to area residents. Several schools closed be cause of the risk of elevated levels of sulfur dioxide, a volcanic gas. Dr. Josh Green, a state senator who represents part of the Big Island, said the immediate risk health risk comes from ash particles in the air. Anyone with re spiratory difculties, such as asthma or emphysema, should limit exposure to the ash, he said. The Federal Aviation Administration extended a restriction on aircraft from entering the airspace up to 30,000 feet above sea level. The earlier limit was up to 10,000 feet (3,000 meters). The prohibition applies to a 5-mile (8-kilometer) radius around the crater. Thursday's eruption did not affect the Big Island's two largest airports in Hilo and in Kailua-Kona. The crater spewing ash sits within Hawaii Volca noes National Park, which has been closed since May 11 as a safety precaution over risks of a violent erup tion. Scientists warned May 9 that a drop in the lava lake at the summit might cre ate conditions for a large explosion. Geologists predicted such a blast would mostly release trapped steam from ash-heated groundwater. Kilauea has also been erupting lava into neighborhoods 25 miles (40 ki lometers) to the east of the summit crater since May 3. It opened a new lava vent in the area the 21st such ssure on Thursday. Kilauea, one of the world's most active vol canoes, has been erupting continuously since 1983. It's among the ve volcanoes that form the Big Is land, and it's the only one actively erupting. In 1924, an eruption killed one per son and sent rocks, ash and dust into the air for 17 days. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Friday, May 18, 2018 APA slow camera shutter speed catches the lights of cars passing spectators sitting in a car off the side of Hwy 137 to watch the volcanic activity from the Malama Ki and Lelani Estates neighborhoods, Thursday, May 17, 2018, near Pahoa, HILight coats of gritty ash fall near erupting Hawaii volcano Ex-boyfriend of blast victim arrested on explosives chargeSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Spa owner Ildiko Krajnyak was opening a package that had piled up with mail during her recent trip to her native Hungary when it exploded. News reports of the blast quickly reached Stephen Beal, her ex-boyfriend and a partner in the Southern California business. At the urging of his new girlfriend, Beal phoned police and then let them search his house. They found more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of explosive material and charged him Thursday with possessing an unregistered destructive device. While not charged with the fatal explosion, the ar rest puts Beal in custody as authorities investigate what they believe was a targeted bombing. Beal, a model rocket hobbyist, told investigators he had not made any bombs and did not have material for an explosion as powerful as the one he saw in news coverage. Beal, 59, did not enter a plea during his initial ap pearance in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana and his case was continued to Monday. His public defender refused to comment. The criminal complaint was accompanied by an af davit from an FBI special agent that briey described the relationship between Beal and Krajnyak, as well as the grisly blast. The two had met online in June 2016 and dated about a year and a half. Photos on his Facebook page showed them living it up in far-ung places: a beach in Cuba, restaurants in Portugal, and riding jet skis in Mexico. The romance cooled ear lier this year after disputes over exclusivity and nances, FBI Special Agent Evan Jesch wrote. They remained business partners, with Beal serv ing as spa manager, and the two operated a sepa rate cosmetics rm. State records show Beal and Krajnyak were ofcers in a skin care business called I&S Enterprises. Beal was listed on the spa's lease because Krajnyak and her estranged husband had led for bankruptcy, he said. Beal paid the $1,500 monthly rent and half the spa's operating costs. He had to loan Kra jnyak money some months to cover her costs. Beal was once an invest ment banker who turned to acting after his wife's death several years ago, said friend and neighbor Steven Young. Beal appeared in several small lms. "You can't imagine him doing what we've been hearing," Young said, re ferring to the blast. "I don't recall him ever being visibly angry at anything. He's been a good neighbor and a good friend." Nathan Beal said it was "highly unlikely" his father was guilty of any charge related to a destructive device. The father and son build sport rockets fuelled by a propellant commercially available at hobby stores. The biggest of the rockets used about 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) of fuel in multiple motors. Stephen Beal told au thorities he hadn't been in volved with rockets since 2004. He said he had once made reworks and mor tars, but quit that after Sept. 11 because he said he "did not want to give the wrong impression." When confronted with photos of the IEDs recov ered, Beal initially denied recognizing them but later explained exactly where they were found. "Beal also claimed that he had not made any bombs or anything that would catch on or cause re," Jesch wrote. Beal's wife died in 2008 and his adult children had moved out of the house, Young said. Beal seemed happier after meeting Kra jnyak and spoke of her fre quently. "I think he was happy to have found someone he could connect with," said Young, who never met Kra jnyak. Krajnyak, 48, a cosme tologist, had just returned to California after visiting family in her native coun try. Laszlo Krajnyak choked up while speaking from his home in Tiszaujvaros about his sister's recent visit. Last month, he had come to the U.S. to help with her busi ness that offered services such as facials, waxing and wrinkle treatments. Friends and neighbors created an online campaign to pay for Krajnyak's fu neral and to y her son home from Seattle where he attends college. Her son, Keanu Vestil, 20, arrived home Thursday afternoon and said he was overwhelmed by the sup port. "All of this is still very raw," he said. "There are just so many things we don't know yet." The spa in Aliso Viejo, about 50 miles (81 kilome ters) south of Los Angeles, had just reopened when the blast rocked the two-story ofce building. Krajnyak was blown out of the build ing in the ery explosion that shook the surrounding area. A mother and daughter from Hungary who Kra jnyak had just treated were the only other people in the spa at the time. The younger woman said she was at the counter preparing to pay when Krajnyak picked up one of about three or four brown cardboard boxes on the oor and opened it. The blast knocked her and her mother off their feet. Her mother told police she saw "everything on re." Both women, who were not named, were seriously injured and had to undergo surgery. Bomb technicians found a 9-volt battery, a cell phone and loose wires at the origin of the blast. One ofcial briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press that Kra jnyak was the intended recipient of an explosive package. The ofcial was not authorized to disclose details about the investiga tion and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E5 WINDSOR, England (AP) The future king of England will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle when she marries his son Prince Harry a gesture of welcome to the Ameri can actress as she joins the royal family. The news came as thousands of wellwishers began descending upon Windsor amid nal preparations for Saturday's royal wedding. Union Jacks have been unfurled, security barriers and police patrols are in place and fans were already moving in Friday to capture the prime viewing positions in Windsor, a castle town 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of London. Tens of thousands of spectators, including many Americans who have come in support of Markle, will be traveling to Windsor to soak up the atmosphere. They will be subject to air port-style security scanners and bag searches. The barricades aim to de ter attackers using vehicles, such as the one on Westminster Bridge in London last year. Sniffer dogs and mounted patrols are also out and about. Kensington Palace said Friday that Markle asked the heir to the British throne to offer a supporting elbow at the wedding in St. George's Chapel after Mar kle's father was unable to attend due to illness. Prince Charles "is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Mar kle to the Royal Family in this way," the palace said. Buckingham Palace also announced that the Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will at tend the royal wedding, just a few weeks after undergoing a hip replacement oper ation. The 96-year-old has largely retired from public duties and it had not been clear whether he would be well enough to attend. The last-minute announcements came after days of speculation about how the royals would han dle the possible absence of Markle's father. Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, was the bookies' favorite to escort the bride, but Charles has a lifetime of experience in appearing at large-scale public events amid intense scrutiny. "I think some people will be disappointed people who were looking forward to the historic moment of a woman walking her daughter down the aisle, and a woman of mixed race heritage from America. It would have made an histor ic shot," said royal historian Robert Lacey. "But of course, Meghan has already arranged for her mother to drive up here to take her up to the castle. And for Prince Charles, the future king, to walk a bride down the aisle, what more could Meghan dream of?" Lacey added. "And so, one symbolism may be disap pointed, but the other one is more than satised." Ragland, meanwhile, was to have tea Friday with the queen at Windsor Castle, her latest meeting with her daughter's new inlaws. Ragland dined with Prince William, Harry's older brother and best man, and William's family on Thursday and met Charles and his wife Camilla a day earlier. It's not the rst time a royal bride hasn't been walked down the aisle by her fa ther. The monarch's sister, the late Princess Margaret, was walked down the aisle by Prince Philip. Queen Victoria walked two daugh ters down the aisle. Roseline Morris, 35-year-old from Basildon, England, noted that Charles hasn't got a daughter himself. "He's never going to get the chance to walk a daughter down the aisle, so this will be nice for him as well." she said. "I imagine he'll be feeling very proud." Having the father of the groom escort the bride is yet another twist in a royal wedding that is proving to be different from many others. Master baker Claire Ptak said Friday that the royal wedding cake a threepart layered lemon and elderower cake will have an "ethereal" taste and be presented in a non-traditional way. Ptak and her team of six bakers have been working for the last ve days in the oversize kitchens of Buckingham Palace. The in gredients for the cake will include 200 Amal lemons and 10 bottles of Sandringham Elderower Cordial from the queen's Sandring ham estate in Norfolk. Amid all the preparations, British police had one request for the tens of thou sands expected Saturday to watch the newest royal couple ride in a carriage around Windsor: Don't throw confetti, particularly during the procession. "It poses a potential secu rity risk and it's a bit of a pain to clean up!" Thames Valley Police said. "We hope everyone enjoys the day." CITIZEN TRIBUNE WorldFriday, May 18, 2018 EEE-5 APArmed police patrols the streets in Windsor, Friday, May 18, 2018. Preparations are being made in the town ahead of the wedding of Britains Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that will take place in Windsor on Saturday May 19.Charles to walk Markle down the aisleFans head to WindsorMalaysia seizes luxury bags, cash, jewelry in probe of ex-PMKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) In 10 days of dramatic political devel opments, none has trans xed Malaysians more than the sight of truckloads of orange boxes containing Hermes Birkin handbags and luggage lled with cash and jewelry being seized from apartments linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak. Najib's wife, Rosmah Mansor, was known for her love of Birkin bags and her opulent lifestyle, but televi sion footage of the police haul has Malaysia gasping with shock. It is possibly the most sensational image of elite corruption in Asia in the three decades since former Philippine rst lady Imelda Marcos and her ex travagant collection of designer shoes. Thousands of Malaysians followed a livestream on social media of the police raid at an upscale condomini um in Kuala Lumpur late Thursday that was part of a corruption and money-laun dering investigation into the 1MDB state investment fund that Najib set up and is being investigated abroad. Police said Friday they conscated 284 handbags, mostly Birkins, and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry, watches and other valuable items that lled ve police trucks from the condominium. In addition, police seized dozens of oth er designer handbags, cash and other valuables from Najib's house. The labels on some of the boxes seen by The As sociated Press described some of the bags as a "navy blue crocodile skin with diamond," a "blue with diamonte" crocodile skin Hermes and a gray croco dile skin Hermes. All ap peared to be new and bought abroad, including in Paris and Switzerland in 2013 and 2015. Luxury publica tions say a Birkin can cost from $12,000 to more than $200,000. Rosmah's fetish for bags has been compared to Mar cos' collection of shoes. More than 1,200 pairs of designer shoes including gold-trimmed imports were found in the Philippine presidential palace after she and her dictator husband, President Ferdinand Mar cos, ed a "people power" revolt that toppled the re gime in 1986. Ferdinand Marcos used his power to accumulate an estimated $5 billion to $10 billion, but it was his wife's treasures that stamped the couple's excesses in the collective memory of their poor nation and the world. Rosmah was reviled by many Malaysians as an avaricious rst lady and similar to Marcos, her col lection of bags and jewelry, which allegedly includes a $23 million rare pink dia mond necklace bought with 1MDB money, reected the extent of the family's ex cesses. U.S. investigators say Najib's associates stole and laundered $4.5 billion from the fund, some of which also landed in Najib's bank account. Najib, whose co alition was ousted in a stun ning election defeat after 60 years in power last week, denies any wrongdoing. An ofcial at the Malay sian Anti-Corruption Commission said Najib has been summoned for questioning as part of its 1MDB probe. The ofcial, who declined to be named because the case is sensitive, said a no tice has been served on Na jib to appear at the commis sion's ofce on Tuesday. Police commercial crime chief Amar Singh said simultaneous raids were also conducted at several other locations including Najib's family house, his former ofce as prime minister and an ofcial residence. Docu ments related to 1MDB were taken from the ofce and police are still trying to crack open a safe in Najib's house, he said. Singh declined to say if the haul would lead to an indictment of Najib. The search for evidence continues, he said. Social media was lled with comments from angry Malaysians who want to see Najib and his wife jailed. In contrast, new Prime Minis ter Mahathir Mohamad was lauded for being thrifty af ter being spotted at an event wearing a $4 pair of locally made sandals. Mahathir, 92, reopened a probe into 1MDB after leading an opposition alliance to victory in the May 9 polls. He was prime min ister for 22 years until 2003 but emerged from retire ment spurred by anger over the 1MDB scandal. Mahathir, now the world's oldest elected leader, has said initial investigations showed the scale of wrong doing by Najib's administra tion was more serious than thought. He said arrests will be made when there is evi dence, and there would be "no deal" with Najib. Police have spent 20 hours since late Wednesday searching Najib's house, and several police cars arrived at Najib's house Friday morning, fueling speculation his arrest may be imminent. Najib and his wife have been barred from traveling overseas. Mahathir has said the government will seek to retrieve billions of dollars laundered from 1MDB to repay government debts that have piled up over the years. The government has also told the current attor ney general, who cleared Najib of wrongdoing in 2016, to go on leave, and has relieved the country's treasury chief, who is also the 1MDB chairman. The government has set up a ve-member committee, including a former attorney general and an adviser to Indonesia's Financial Services Authority, to handle the 1MDB case.
Page E6, CITIZEN TRIBUNE EntertainmentEEE-2 Thursday, May 17, 2018 'Book Club' is a corny but sweet look at sex, agingBY JOCELYN NOVECK AP National WriterJane Fonda said recently that "Book Club" was the most fun she's ever had making a movie. She was ostensibly talking about getting to know her castmates namely Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen but may also have been referring to the wine. There is lots and lots of ne wine in "Book Club" in fact, it seems like nobody's allowed to have a conversation after 4 p.m. without an oversized glass of Chardonnay. And come to think of it, that's not a bad idea for the viewer as well. If you have access to wine while you're seeing this lm, go for it it'll smooth out the rough edges. "Book Club" has a script that's often so heavy on the corn make that corn syrup that it strains credulity and leaves you groaning. But then, darn it, sud denly it makes you tearful, with an unexpectedly genuine moment, or laugh out loud. It's a credit to the cast, and the cast only how many decades of top-level acting experience do we have here? All four women are fun, but allow us a special shoutout to the wonder fully witty presence of Bergen, who makes something worth while of every line she's given. Vivian, Diane, Sharon and Car ol are old friends, with a book club that's been meeting for 40 years. They're all in a different sort of rut (what they share is being white, older and well-off.) Vivian (Fonda) is a steely, auburn-haired vision of corporate success, a ho tel owner with plenty of spice in her life but only in the after noons, no strings attached. Diane (Keaton) is a widow, with adult daughters who worry about her to an absurd degree, and no love life. Carol (Steenburgen) is comfort ably married, but her husband is more interested in lubing up and riding his old motorbikes (cue the eye-rolling sex-bike puns) than in his marriage. As for Sharon (Ber gen), she's a federal judge, and deantly single. "I haven't had sex since my divorce and it's been the happiest 18 years of my life," she quips drily, as only Bergen can. For their next book choice, Viv ian decides something different is needed "Fifty Shades of Grey." (Yes, they're still trying to make a good movie from it.) Of course the other women protest, but soon they're reading and giggling. Somehow, the book causes an immediate earthquake in each woman's life (talk about product placement). For Carol, it's the realization that her marriage to Bruce (an amusing Craig T. Nelson) des perately needs spark. For Vivian, it's the uncomfortable realization that a meetup with a handsome old ame, Arthur, might actually open up her well-protected heart. (In perhaps the movie's wittiest joke, Arthur is played by Don Johnson, father of Dakota, who of course played Anastasia Steele in You-Know-What.) For Sharon, it's about summoning the courage to launch herself into the jungle of online dating. And for Diane, who's afraid to y, the romantic challenge comes from who'd have thunk it? a sexy pilot named Mitchell (Andy Garcia), who seeks to shake her from a boring life in her daugh ter's basement bedroom. The intersecting storylines fol low entertaining and sometimes very silly paths. Among the more ridiculous elements in the script, by director Bill Holderman and co-writer Erin Simms: the extent to which Diane's adult daughters (Alicia Silverstone and Katie Aselton, in thankless parts) treat her like a child, unable to care for herself. This is a t, active, witty woman who looks like Diane Ke aton! And why does Diane stand for it? Among the sadder elements is Carol's story; she deserves a lot better than slipping Viagra into her husband's beer and squeezing into her old waitress uniform to seduce him. Besides, what's so wonderful about the distracted Bruce any way? Or the sweet but too-calm Mitchell, or charming yet bor ing Arthur? If there's a downside to having four such appealing female stars, it's that it makes the male characters seem utterly pointless. Well, except for one thing. One major thing. So, if you're in the mood, pour yourself a nice cold white, sit back, and watch these four wom en get what they want. You could do worse. "Book Club," a Paramount Pic tures release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America "for sex-related material throughout, and for language." Running time: 104 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. APThis image released by Paramount Pictures shows Diane Keaton, left, and Andy Garcia in a scene from Book Club. BY JONATHAN LANDRUM JR. Associated PressATLANTA (AP) A lawyer for T.I. says the Grammy-winning rapper never got to tell his side of the story to police before they arrested him after a pre-dawn attempt this week to enter his gated community near Atlanta. T.I. was arrested early Wednesday after getting in an argument with a security guard, said Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland. Media reports say the hip-hop artist, whose real name is Clifford Har ris, had lost his key and the guard wouldn't let him into the complex. Police said the 38-yearold artist was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault and then released on bail. The rapper's attorney, Steve Sadow, issued a statement that his client had been "wrongfully ar rested." Sadow said the community guard was asleep when his client ar rived at the guardhouse and it took "some time to wake up the sleeping guard." Sadow said T.I. identi ed himself and sought entry, but the guard refused. The rapper contacted his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, who conrmed that her husband should be allowed inside the community, according to his lawyer. "The guard continued to refuse entry without justi cation," Sadow said in a statement, referring to T.I. as Tip. "Words were ex changed and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor called the police. When the police arrived, they were not interested in hearing Tip's side of the story and wrongfully chose to end the situation by arresting Tip." Ireland said T.I. was ar rested along with a friend. T.I. is one of the biggest names in hip-hop, with multiple platinum-selling albums and singles, production credits and roles in lms like "ATL" and "American Gangster." He served about seven months in prison in 2009 af ter his arrest on federal gun charges. He also spent about 10 months in federal prison on a probation violation in 2010 after he was arrested on drug charges in Los An geles. The drug arrest vio lated his probation he had been ordered not to commit a crime and not to illegally possess any controlled sub stances and led to an 11-month prison sentence at an Arkansas prison. Other than his arrest Wednesday, the rapper has stayed out of trouble in re cent years. He's been active in community outreach, fo cusing on youth programs for boys and girls. He also has served as one of 38 ad visers for new Atlanta may or Keisha Lance Bottoms' rst 100 days in ofce. In April, T.I. was among thousands who marched in a rally marking the 50th an niversary of the Rev. Mar tin Luther King Jr.'s assas sination. The rapper also has taken part in a march in Atlanta against policeinvolved shooting deaths of African-Americans and in a protest against President Donald Trump in New York. T.I. has expressed frustration over Trump's posts on Twitter, but said he intends to focus on doing things that "affect our communities in a positive light." A year ago, the rapper said he only planned to re lease about two or three more albums, telling The Associated Press in an inter view that it was "denitely time to transition." T.I.'s hits include "What You Know," ''Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life." T.I., his wife and their children starred in the VH1 reality show "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," which debuted in 2011. The show's nal episode aired last year.Rapper T.I. claims wrongful arrest outside gated community CBS looks back for its rebootheavy new TV season APIn this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, T.I. attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in New York. NEW YORK (AP) Glance at next season's schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is. The network is adding remakes of 1980s series "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I." to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver." CBS executives said Wednesday that the "Murphy Brown" reboot, which again stars Candice Bergen, moves TV anchor Murphy out of prime-time. She hosts a morning cable show with the snappy title of "Murphy in the Morning," and is fac ing off against her son on a competing network. A change that "Magnum" fans should watch for, beside a missing comma in the revamp's title: The private detective has a goatee instead of the signature moustache of original star Tom Selleck. Jay Hernan dez plays the new Thomas Magnum. While ABC and NBC have found comedy reboot success with, respectively, "Roseanne" and "Will & Grace," CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl acknowledged it's not a slam-dunk. That's why "Murphy Brown" is getting a sup portive Thursday berth, airing after es tablished comedy hits including "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mom." Bergen's show is "going to get a lot of attention, we expect people (viewers) to come. But we want to make sure it doesn't kind of fade out after the buzz of the pre miere," Kahl told reporters as the network unveiled its 2018-19 schedule.MOVING TOWARD DIVERSITYNew "Magnum" star Hernandez, who is of Latino descent, is among the actors of color joining the CBS line-up, long criti cized for a lack of inclusion. A number of freshman shows feature African-Americans leads, including "God Friended Me," a comedy-drama with Brandon Micheal Hall as an atheist who does God's work after they become Face book friends. In the sitcom "The Neigh borhood," Cedric the Entertainer stars as an opinionated man who has to adjust to new white neighbors, and Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West play young marrieds in another comedy, "Happy Together." Midseason will bring the comedy "Fam," starring Tone Bell, and "The Red Line" from producers Ava DuVernay ("Selma," ''Queen Sugar") and Greg Ber lanti, about the mistaken shooting of an African-American doctor by a white po lice ofcer. Along with Noah Wyle, the series stars include Howard Charles and Emayatzy Corinealdi. The change in CBS' approach to cast ing was apparent when cast members of the fall series were introduced at the net work's presentation to advertisers, taking the spotlight that had rarely gone to nonwhite actors.MORE 'BANG'"The Big Bang Theory" enters its 12th year this fall, and is still a draw: This season's nale, in which the Amy and Sheldon characters wed, was the mostwatched show last week. Kahl and pro gramming chief Thom Sherman said they see no end in sight, as long as the produc ers feel they still have stories to tell. It's in "peak form" and CBS hopes to get a few more years out of it, the execu tives said.LOX WITHOUT LESBack in 1996 when he ran CBS' en tertainment division, Leslie Moonves started an annual breakfast meeting with reporters on the day CBS presented its fall schedule to advertisers. He continued coming to the session, informally known as "lox with Les," even when he ascended to the role of corporate chieftain and un derlings presented the schedule. He loved to kibbitz and take shots at rivals. But with Moonves in the midst of a corporate battle over control over CBS Corp., even he was convinced that show ing up to a roomful of reporters wasn't a particularly good idea. "When the number of questions he couldn't answer outnumbered the number of questions he could, he felt it was better to sit this one out," said Kahl. Moonves didn't have to sweat his re ception by advertisers and CBS staffers gathered at Carnegie Hall for the net work's new season pitch. Moonves, who has long and successfully steered CBS, got a standing ovation from many in the auditorium. "So, how's your week been?" a droll Moonves said to the crowd, drawing laughs.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E7 ATLANTA (AP) As the midterm congressio nal primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, an estimated 1 in 5 Ameri cans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes. That worries voting and cybersecurity experts, who say the lack of a hard copy makes it difcult to doublecheck the results for signs of manipulation. "In the current system, after the election, if people worry it has been hacked, the best ofcials can do is say 'Trust us,'" said Alex Halderman, a voting machine expert who is director of the University of Michigan's Center for Computer Security and Society. Georgia, which holds its primary on Tuesday, and four other states Delaware, Louisiana, New Jer sey and South Carolina exclusively use touch screen machines that pro vide no paper records that allow voters to conrm their choices. Such machines are also used in more than 300 counties in eight other states: Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas, ac cording to Veried Voting, a nonprot group focused on ensuring the accuracy of elections. In all, about 20 percent of registered voters nationwide use machines that produce no paper record. Many election ofcials in states and counties that rely on those machines say they support upgrading them but also contend they are accurate. In many juris dictions, the multimilliondollar cost is a hurdle. The focus comes as states gear up for the rst nationwide elections since Russian hackers targeted 21 states ahead of the 2016 presidential contest. U.S. intelligence agencies have said that there is no evi dence any vote tallies were manipulated but that Rus sians and others are intent on interfering in American elections again. Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a report that rec ommended replacing machines that don't produce a paper record of the vote. Some states already have taken that step or are doing so. Virginia last year banned paperless touchscreen machines two months before the state's gubernatorial election. This year, Ken tucky ordered that all new machines produce a paper trail. Congress has allocated $380 million to help states with election security up grades, but that is just a fraction of what would be needed to replace all paper less machines. Louisiana is soliciting bids to replace the state's nearly 10,000 such ma chines ahead of the 2020 election, though all the money has yet to be allo cated. Funding also is an is sue in Pennsylvania, where Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered that counties planning to replace their electronic voting systems buy machines that leave a paper trail. "It's important because everybody needs to have condence in the voting process," Wolf said. "And given what is alleged to have happened in 2016, I think there's some concern that maybe people aren't as condent as they should be." The rest of the country uses either paper ballots that are lled out by hand and then read by an optical scanner, or a touchscreen machine that prints out a ballot so voters can verify their selections before in serting it into another machine to record their votes. Since 2016, 46 Texas counties have upgraded their electronic machines, according to the secretary of state's ofce. Of those, only 11 went to systems with a paper trail. San Jacinto County north of Houston is among those that continued with a pa perless system when it bought new touchscreen machines. County election administrator Vicki Shelly said that voters have not raised concerns and that she is condent in the new equipment. "There's a lot of checks and balances," she said. In Georgia, the cost to switch to paper-based ma chines in the state's 159 counties ranges from $25 million to more than $100 million, depending on the technology adopted. The state is eligible to receive a little over $10 million from the federal government. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has said extensive security mea sures and cyber defense upgrades make the state's cur rent system reliable. Those measures include outside security monitoring, regular checks for system vul nerabilities and a backup of voter data that is stored in a secure location. Amanda Strudwick, a 43-year-old nurse from Decatur, said she has to take Georgia election ofcials at their word. "If somebody wants to screw it up, they can do it," she said at an early voting center in metro At lanta. "That does not mean opting out of voting. Too many people have fought throughout history for my right to vote." Concerns over Georgia's voting machines have been prominent in the race for the state's next election chief, with both Democrat ic and Republican candi dates saying the equipment should be replaced. GOP candidate Josh McKoon released a cam paign video showing him taking a baseball bat to a voting machine. During a recent debate, he said close elections such as the 2017 Atlanta mayor's race require a recount that involves paper records, not just running the tallies on the voting machines a sec ond time. "Having the paper ballot that can be read and veri ed for the voter is essential," he said. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsThursday, May 17, 2018 EEE-3 APThis Oct. 19, 2017, le photo shows a new voting machine which prints a paper record on display at a polling site in Conyers, Ga. Georgia ofcials have estimated it could cost over $100 million to adopt the machines statewide. Election hacking puts focus on paperless voting machinesUS has a daunting to-do list to get ready for NKorea summitWASHINGTON (AP) Who sits where? What's on the agenda? Will they eat together? What's the secu rity plan? President Donald Trump and his team have a daunt ing to-do list to work through as they prepare for next month's expected summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump's plan to meet with Kim may have come as a surprise decision, but his team hopes to leave nothing to chance when they come together in Sin gapore. They're gaming out policy plans, negotiating tactics, even menu items. "We're working on the details, the actual block ing and tackling at the meeting," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." ''We have been working on them for weeks." With two unpredictable leaders, it's hard to antici pate every possibility. But White House aides are ex pecting hard-ball negotiating tactics already in evidence this week as the North Koreans cast fresh doubt on the sit-down. Leader summits on this level are a massive under taking. Much like icebergs, only a small fraction of the work is visible above the waterline. And when the meeting involves the heads of two technically still-warring states, the list of logistical concerns ex pands, including sensitive items like the number and deployment of security of cers. Ofcials on both sides are still determining the format for the meet ing or meetings, whether Trump and Kim will share a meal, and the extent of any one-on-one interac tions. All of that comes as the U.S. formulates its strate gies for the talks, including what the U.S. is prepared to give up and how precisely to dene "denuclearization" on the Korean Pen insula Trump's stated goal. "I would say there are hundreds if not thousands of hours put into summit preparations," said Patrick McEachern, a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wil son Center and a former State Department ofcial. Scott Mulhauser, a for mer chief of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, said that in the leadup to summit meetings, staffs try to anticipate the various negotiating positions their counterparts might take, adding that "if you're not gaming that out, you're not preparing adequately." Trump is relying heav ily on his top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, in prepar ing for the summit. Pom peo has met with Kim twice in Pyongyang, once as secretary of state and once as CIA chief, and has spent more time with the reclusive leader than any other American ofcial. The amount of face time Pompeo has had with Kim rivals even that of most Asian leaders, apart from the Chinese. Pompeo assembled a working group to handle negotiations with North Korea led by a retired se nior CIA ofcial with deep experience in the region. That team, based at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, remains the cen ter of the administration's North Korea expertise. Planning for the summit started quickly after Trump announced on Twitter his plans to meet with Kim, but kicked into higher gear after John Bolton became Trump's national security adviser last month. In ad dition to Pompeo's two trips to Pyongyang, U.S. ofcials have also been co ordinating with the North Koreans through what's known as the "New York channel" North Korean diplomats posted to their country's mission to the United Nations. A key question is the format for the meeting if the two countries are able to proceed to full-edged nuclear negotiations, U.S. ofcials have said. That includes decisions about whether to keep the talks limited to the U.S. and North Korea or whether to bring other governments into the process, such as South Korea, China, Rus sia and Japan. Also key is what the U.S. will negotiate away. "One thing that is unclear to us is what the U.S. is willing to negotiate in exchange for North Korea's promises on denucleariza tion," said Jean Lee, di rector of the North Korea program at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a former Associated Press bureau chief in Pyongyang. "The North Koreans are going to be armed and very ready to negotiate. The Trump administration needs to be ready as well." One initial hurdle that Pompeo managed to clear during his second visit to Pyongyang was the venue for the summit. North Korea was adamant that Kim not be put in any kind of situation where his security could be at risk, U.S. of cials said. North Korean ofcials pushed very hard for the meeting to be in Pyongyang, so Kim would not have to leave the coun try and they could have 100 percent control over access and communications, according to the ofcials. When North Korea ob jected to Trump's preferred choice of the demilitarized zone on the border between North and South Korea, the U.S. countered with Singa pore. Some White House ofcials also opposed the DMZ choice, believing the optics on Korean rap prochement would distract from the focus on denucle arization. U.S. ofcials said they believed one reason the North Koreans agreed to Singapore was that Kim had just returned from a successful trip to China the day before Pompeo ar rived for his second visit. Many analysts, including U.S. ofcials, believe that Kim's ight to the Chinese port of Dalian the rst trip abroad by aircraft by a North Korean leader in decades was likely a test of the country's ability to safely transport Kim by air. Kim's previous trips to China had all been by train, as was the custom of his father. The North formally signed off on Singapore while Pompeo was in Pyongyang. Even before Trump announced the summit site by tweet a day after Pompeo's return, White House ofcials who traveled with Pompeo to Pyongyang were already on the ground in Singapore to begin working out sum mit logistics. Very few people have had much direct contact with the North Koreans, so there are few people for the Trump administration to check with for guidance. Bill Richardson, the for mer New Mexico governor and U.N. ambassador who has negotiated with the North Koreans, had one suggestion. He said that in the meeting setting, the North Koreans will be very formal, so building a rap port between the two will be vital. His main advice: "Try to nd some private time be tween President Trump and Kim Jong Un."
Page E8, HONOLULU (AP) In rural Hawaii neighbor hoods where lava from Kilauea volcano has burned down or threatened to consume the homes, a name often comes up: Pele (peh-leh). "You can't really pre dict what Pele is going to do," said Julie Woolsey, who evacuated on May 3 as a ssure opened on her street, oozing lava just 1,000 feet from her home. Here is more informa tion about Pele and why the goddess is revered: WHO IS PELE? Pele, known as the god dess of volcanoes and re, is an important gure in Hawaiian culture. She represents all the phenomena related to volcanos the magma, steam, ash, acid rain. Pele is an akua, or god dess, but not in the way people outside Hawaii might think of gods and goddesses. "A lot of people translate the word akua as god. But we feel that word has kind of a western connotation to it, so we use the word 'element,'" said Kuu lei Kanahele, researcher at the Edith Kanakaole Foun dation, which focuses on Native Hawaiian cultural preservation and educa tion. "They're not like Greek gods or the biblical, western gods where they're punishing you." According to chants, Pele and her family mi grated from kahiki an unspecied land outside of Hawaii. She rst landed in the northwestern Hawai ian islands before making her way through the main Hawaiian islands, starting with Kauai, then Oahu, then Maui, before settling in Hawaii Island. She dug craters on the islands, including Maui's Haleakala and what's known as Punchbowl and Diamond Head on Oahu. "She didn't nd a crater that was suitable to her liking," Kanahele said, until Kilauea's Halemaumau crater, where she now re sides. WHY IS SHE RE VERED? "In Hawaiian thinking and Hawaiian culture, Pele is the foundation, the creation of land," said Piilani Kaawaloa, who teaches traditional Hawaiian litera ture, chant and hula at the Hawaii Island campus of Kamehameha Schools. "People know she exists," Kaawaloa said. "And because we have these genuine stories and leg ends and chants that talk about who she is." She has two forms, Kaawaloa explained, one that stays at the crater tending to her re pit and another that goes "holo holo" or leisurely explor ing, around Puna, a district on the slopes of the vol cano. That's exactly what is happening now with the lava ssures opening up in Puna's Leilani Estates and neighboring communities, while scientists worry that Kilauea's summit could have an explosive steam eruption that would hurl huge rocks and ash miles into the sky. LEGENDS OF PELE A popular legend tells the tale of a frail, old wom an who asks for food from two girls cooking breadfruit. One girl said they didn't have food for strangers, but the younger girl shared the breadfruit. The woman told the younger girl that strange things would be happening on the mountainside and to tell her family to hang bits of cloth made from bark to stay safe. The younger girl's grandmother said that woman was Pele and heed ed the advice. A neighbor told them Pele is angry and she's stirring her re pit on Mauna Loa, according "Hawaii Island Legends," edited by Mary Kawena Pukui. Pele sent her lava to de stroy those who made her angry. The lava stream broke in two and owed on each side of the younger girl's home. "When our myth writers observe nature and what's happening, it's easy to put feelings and emotions and romance into it," to make the stories interesting and stand the test of time while also incorporating moral ity lessons, Kanahele said. To understand Pele on a deeper level, it's impor tant to remember science underlies the tales, which were created to record scientic observations, she said. One example, she said, is the story of Pele brawl ing with Poliahu, the god dess of snow. That's really an eruption at Mauna Kea, where there's snowfall, describing the re and ice interacting, Kanahele said. A lava ow is often described as "cleaning house," but Kanahele said that's a more modern, western metaphor. "Pele was owing for millions of years," she said. "She wasn't cleaning house, she was creating land." FOUR LAWS Pele has four laws, Kanahele explained: 1. The lava will always ow in order to create new land. Lava will always mi grate to new spots. 2. When there's evidence of volcanic activity earthquakes, the smell of sulfur the land belongs to Pele. "If she's in resi dence, then it's best for hu mans to not be there." 3. Once Pele moves on and the area is free from kapu, or prohibitions, then humans can go into that land. 4. Land is suitable for hu man use after land burned down has reforested. Mobile wallets can make paying by credit or debit card seamless: Tap your phone at checkout and you're on your way. But mobile wallets are just the beginning. Payment networks and manufacturers are building payment functions into more devices expanding your options as well as freeing up your hands. You could nd yourself buying gas from the dashboard of your car, grocer ies from your refrigerator door or dinner by ashing a smile. And you won't even need your phone with you to make purchases on the go. MORE DEVICES ADD PAYMENT CAPABILITY Payment options already available or on the horizon include: Wearables. Connected "smart" accessories such as watches, bands and rings travel lighter than a phone. To use, the wearer holds a wrist or hand up to a con tactless payment terminal. Visa tested these devices at the 2016 Rio Olympics to demonstrate possibilities, says Mark Jamison, global head of innovation and de sign at Visa. The market will deter mine, he says, if fashion designers want to "embed payments into a ring or any other device." One compa ny privately testing similar tech is Token, whose smart ring which performs a variety of functions, from opening doors to paying for purchases has a waiting list. In 2017, payment capa bilities branched out from Apple and Android smartwatches to some Fitbit and Garmin tness devices, meaning more people could leave their phone behind while working out. By the end of this year, Visa expects merchants to have tap-to-pay capability at 50 percent of U.S. locations where face-to-face transactions take place. Virtual assistants. When voice payments are enabled on virtual assis tants like Amazon Echo and Google Home, you can multitask and take care of "errands" in the moment with verbal commands. CONNECTED DEVICES WILL BE THE NORM Consider the number of mobile applications with saved payment information on your mobile device. In the future, you could free up some data and save a little battery life by using other connected devices: Cars. Visa and Master card are working with man ufacturers to embed options in car models. Manufactur ers are also testing ways to pay for gas, groceries, take out, metered parking and other things from screens on vehicle dashboards. "It's still early, but we are focused on bringing that to life this year, to have the ability for you, as the driv er, to not just order from one type of merchant," says Stephane Wyper, senior vice president of new commerce partnerships and commercialization at Mastercard. Appliances. Appliances will get smarter in the future. A glimpse of what's possible: Samsung's Family Hub refrigerator, which lets you order gro ceries from the Groceries by Mastercard app; Whirl pool's Smart Dishwasher, which, when synced with an Amazon account, can estimate when you're low on detergent and order it automatically. Your body. Going to tally device-free could also become an option. Biomet ric payments make it possible to pay by voice, face, iris scan or ngerprint. It's not a big stretch from the biometric authentication currently used by some phones or applications. "The technology itself has been around for a while, but consumers were skeptical of it," Jamison says. They've since become accustomed to authenticating using a ngerprint via phone, and their preference has shifted from user ID and password to biomet rics, he says. In January 2018, CaliBurger restaurants launched a pay-by-face pilot program in Pasadena, California. Customers pay for their order by smiling for the camera and entering the three-digit number from the back of a credit card. MORE OPTIONS, FEWER PASSWORDS Current devices, apps and websites generally each require a separate pro le with payment details. In the future, you could keep payment information in one place and sync it to all de vices. In 2017, Mastercard launched Consumer Control to offer consumers a central view of their cards across different channels. With access through their issuer, cardholders can add their cards to their favorite shopping sites and devices from one location. The forecast for the fu ture includes more conve nient payment options. Visa estimates that 50 billion smart devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. Merchants won't begin accepting payments from everything overnight; for certain devices it may take a few years. For now, you can start exploring the op tions outside of your mo bile wallet. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Thursday, May 17, 2018 APn this April 23, 2003 file photo, members of the Hula Na Mamo O Puuanahulu hula school perform a hula for Pele, the Hawaiin goddess of the volcano, on the rim of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii.APIn this June 30, 2016, image taken by AP Images for Visa, Team Visa athlete Popole Misenga uses his Visa payment ring at the Copaca bana Megastore in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Payment networks and manufacturers are building payment functions into more devices expanding your options as well as freeing up your hands.Credit card payments evolve beyond the mobile wallet When lava flows, a Hawaiian goddess' name is invoked
Saturday, May 19, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E9 your local e-mail update AroundOsceola.com News Now AroundOsceola.com Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! AroundOsceola.com DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fast ing on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contem plation, fortitude and intense worship. Here are some questions and answers about Islam's holiest month and how it's observed:WHY DO MUSLIMS FAST?Fasting is meant to draw worshippers closer to God through sacrice, remem brance and heightened spiri tuality. It's also meant to be a month of gratitude in which the faithful are reminded of the suffering of those less fortunate. Similar to a detox, fasting is often most challenging at the start, especially when kicking habits like caffeine and cigarettes during the day. Islam calls upon the faith ful to also try and detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one's deeds, thoughts and actions. Fasting is seen as a way to physically and spiritually purify. Muslims often donate to charities during the month and feed the hungry. Many spend more time at mosques during Ramadan and use their downtime to recite the Quran.HOW DO MUSLIMS FAST?Muslims must abstain from all eating, drinking or smoking from dawn to dusk each day for the entire lunar month, around 30 days. A single sip of water or a puff of a cigarette is enough to in validate the fast. Sexual intercourse is also forbidden during the daylong fast, and Muslims are en couraged to avoid gossip and arguments. To prepare for the fast, Muslims wake in the night for a pre-dawn meal called "suhoor." Often the small meal will include vegetables and fruits, tea, yogurt, dates and power foods such as beans and lentils. In many cities in the Muslim world, volunteers wake the faith ful for suhoor by marching through the pre-dawn streets chanting and beating drums.HOW DO MUSLIMS BREAK THEIR FAST?Muslims traditionally break their fast like the Prophet Muhammad did some 1,400 years ago, with a sip of water and some dates at sunset. After sunset prayers, a large feast known as "iftar" is shared with family and friends. Iftar is a social event as much as it is a gastronomi cal adventure. Across the Arab world, apricot juice is an iftar staple. In South Asia and Turkey, yogurt-based drinks are popular. Every night of Ramadan, mosques and aid organiza tions set up tents and tables for the public to serve free iftar meals.CAN MUSLIMS BE EXEMPTED FROM FASTING?Children, the elderly and the ill are exempt, as well as women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating. Travelers, including athletes taking part in tournaments away from home, are also exempt from fasting. Muslims living in the Northern Hemisphere will fast through especially long days this year, with the sun setting as late as 9 p.m. in cities like London. For those living even farther north, Muslim scholars advise those fasting to adhere to time zones of the nearest Muslimmajority city or country.HOW DO MUSLIMMAJORITY COUNTRIES OBSERVE RAMADAN:Many Muslim-majority countries curb the sale of alcohol during the month of Ramadan, limiting when it can be sold and to whom. In some countries, people who eat in public during the day can be ned or even jailed, although adherence to Ramadan etiquette by nonMuslims is often a personal choice and not enforced by police. In the United Arab Emir ates, for example, which has large Western expatriate populations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, restaurants use curtains to conceal custom ers who eat during the day. In Saudi Arabia, restaurants simply close during the day.WHAT ARE SOME RAMADAN TRADITIONS?Once the start of the holy month is declared, Muslims share greetings such as "Ramadan kareem" and "Rama dan mubarak" via text messages, calls and emails to family and friends. Another hallmark of Ramadan is nightly prayer at the mosque among Sunni Muslims called "taraweeh." Egyptians have the tradi tion of the "fanoos," a Rama dan lantern that is often the centerpiece at an iftar table or seen hanging in shop win dows and from balconies. In the Arabian Gulf countries, wealthy families hold "majlises" where they open their doors for people to pass by at all hours of the night for food, tea, coffee and conver sation. Increasingly common are Ramadan tents in ve-star hotels that offer lavish and pricey meals from sunset to sunrise. While Ramadan is a boon for retailers in the Middle East and South Asia, critics say the holy month is increasingly becoming commercialized. Scholars have also been disturbed by the proliferation of evening television shows during Ramadan. In Pakistan, live game shows give away gifts promoting their sponsors. In the Arab world, monthlong soap operas rake in millions of dollars in ad vertising.HOW DO MUSLIMS MARK THE END OF RAMADAN?The end of Ramadan is marked by intense worship as Muslims seek to have their prayers answered dur ing "Laylat al-Qadr" or "the Night of Destiny." It is on this night, which falls during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, that Muslims believe God sent the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad and re vealed the rst verses of the Quran. After these intense nights of prayer, the end of Rama dan is met with a three-day holiday called Eid al-Fitr. Children often receive new clothes, gifts and cash. Muslims attend early morning Eid prayers the day after Ramadan. Families typ ically spend the day at parks, eating in the sunshine for the rst time in a month. CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldThursday, May 17, 2018 EEE-5 APPeople break their fast on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan, on an old fortress overlooking the historic center of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. A look at the Muslim fasting month of RamadanMideast rivals weigh next moves after Gaza violenceRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The aftershocks of the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem and bloodshed on the Gaza border are shaking up the region, including the relationship between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his former negoti ating partners, Israel and the U.S. Seething over a perceived U.S. betrayal on Jerusalem, Abbas is preparing to pur sue a war crimes complaint against Israel at the International Criminal Court that would sharply escalate ten sions with Israel. His domestic Hamas rivals in Gaza have meanwhile seen mixed results after weeks of border protests that failed to break a blockade of the ter ritory but momentarily drew global attention to the longignored plight of Gaza. ABBAS For decades, the West Bank-based Abbas has pur sued a strategy of independence through negotiations, hoping Washington would persuade Israel to cede the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem lands it captured in 1967 to a Pal estinian state. He clung to this formula through many setbacks, in cluding Israeli settlement expansion. Palestinian ofcials say the three-way relationship was held in place by a series of understandings, particularly after the 2012 U.N. General Assembly recognition of a "state of Palestine" gave Abbas new diplomatic options. They say Abbas pledged not to trigger an ICC probe of Israel's settlement enterprise, and at the same time have his security forces continued their cooperation with Israeli troops in the West Bank. The U.S. promised not to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, to keep the PLO ofce in Washington open and not cut aid to the Palestinians. Abbas no longer felt bound by these understanding after President Donald Trump in December recognized Jeru salem as Israel's capital ignoring Palestinian claims to the Israeli-annexed eastern sector and this week moved the U.S. Embassy there. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said Wednes day that he has asked the ICC for an appointment to deliver a "state party referral" of a case against Israel. Such a referral would trigger a pre liminary examination which could lead to a full-blown in vestigation. It was not immediately clear if an ofcial Palestinian request would speed up the prosecutor's ongoing preliminary examination, launched in 2015, of potential war crimes in the occupied ter ritories. Still, an ICC move would sharply escalate tensions be tween Abbas and Israel. Abbas isn't yet ending security coordination, avoiding the move most likely to trig ger a crisis with Israel and possibly the collapse of his West Bank-based autonomy government. Meanwhile, Abbas recalled the Palestinian am bassador from Washington this week, cementing an ear lier decision to halt contacts with the administration and casting growing doubt on Trump's ambitions to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. HAMAS The Islamic militant group has emerged without tangible achievements from weekly border protests in which more than 100 Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli re since late March. Hamas has organized the marches, though turnout has also been driven by wide spread despair among 2 mil lion residents conned to a tiny, impoverished coastal territory with 22-hour-a-day power cuts. There's no sign of a signi cant easing of the blockade, which was imposed by Is rael and Egypt after the 2007 Hamas takeover of Gaza. Egypt offered only a vague promise to open its passenger crossing with Gaza, the territory's main gate to the world, when possible. The crossing is closed most of the year, though Egypt opened it for a few days this week to defuse tensions. Hamas says it will con tinue calling for weekly protests during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins Thursday, and sched uled another mass march June 5, the anniversary of the 1967 war. Analyst Ahmed Yousef, a former Hamas ofcial, said Gaza activists will shift all activities to the border area for the foreseeable future to keep up the pressure to lift the blockade. It's not clear if they'll be able to maintain momentum, let alone exceed the current maximum turnout of about 40,000 people. The campaign, billed as the "Great March of Return," may have raised unrealistic expectations among Gaza residents a majority of them de scendants of refugees uproot ed during the Mideast war over Israel's creation that they would soon return. Hamas opted for the marches as the last option for breaking the blockade, after the failure of other tactics three cross-border wars with Israel and repeated reconciliation attempts with Abbas, whose forces were driven out in the 2007 takeover. Ab bas adopted a particularly tough stance in recent weeks, curtailing salary payments to tens of thousands of preHamas era civil servants in hopes that further economic pressure on Gaza would cow Hamas. The move has backred in Gaza, where many see Ab bas as callous, while Hamas has been credited with chal lenging an intolerable situa tion even if critics argue the group could easily have ended the blockade by agreeing to disarm. For now, the border protests have drawn momentary international attention to Gaza though in the past such interest quickly dissipated despite repeated urgent warnings that the territory could soon become uninhab itable. ISRAEL Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been riding a string of suc cesses, pushing a series of embarrassing corruption investigations off the public agenda and lifting his ap proval ratings. The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the embassy move are both seen as achievements for Israel. Netanyahu says relations with the U.S. have never been better. But Netanyahu's fortunes on the international stage could be changing. On the day of the embassy move, Israeli forces killed 59 Palestin ians and wounded hundreds in Gaza, drawing widespread international condemnation, accusations of using dispro portionate force and calls for independent investigations. Israel lost the gains it had made in repairing ties with Turkey, which expelled Is rael's envoy, prompting Israel to respond in kind. Diplo mats from leading European countries shunned festivities linked to the embassy open ing. Netanyahu is also taking a risk by aligning himself so closely to Trump, who is un popular with other Western allies and the overwhelming ly liberal Jewish American community. Yair Lapid, leader of the opposition Yesh Atid party, said he was concerned that no representatives of the Democratic Party in the U.S. attended the embassy open ing. Lapid told Israel Army Ra dio that "instead of Repub licans and Democrats being united in their support for us as they were for many years, for nearly 70 years, we have become part of the Republi can Party."
Page E10, WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At:ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH a A J J O B TH aA T I s S RI GHT FO rR Y OU! By Americas Test KitchenThough traditional paella centers on a variety of meat and seafood, we wanted to develop a vegetable-focused version that highlighted the array of hearty vegetables common in Spanish cuisine: artichokes, bell peppers, fen nel, and peas. We gave the artichokes and peppers extra avor by roast ing and then tossing them with a bright, lemony sauce. We sauteed the fennel with chopped onion to give it a rich caramelized avor that gave the dish aromatic back bone. Chopped kalamata ol ives brought in a distinct pop of briny, contrasting avor. To infuse the rice with complex, authentic avor, we bloomed the paprika with the garlic and browned diced tomatoes to give them savory depth. We coated the rice with this potent mixture be fore adding broth, wine, and saffron and simmering the rice until tender. Cooking on the stovetop alone yielded unevenly cooked rice, so we trans ferred it to a 350 F oven where the grains cooked to perfection in the steady, even heat. You will need at least a 6-quart Dutch oven for this recipe. While we prefer the avor and texture of jarred whole baby artichokes, you can substitute 18 ounces frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and patted dry, for the jarred kind. Bomba rice is the most traditional rice for this dish, but you can use any variety of Valencia rice. If you can not nd Valencia rice, you can substitute Arborio rice. Socarrat, a layer of crusty browned rice that forms on the bottom of the pan, is a traditional part of paella. In this version, socarrat does not develop because most of the cooking is done in the oven; if desired, there are directions on how to make a socarrat before serving.VEGETABLE PAELLAServings: 6 Start to nish: 2 hours 3 cups jarred whole baby artichokes packed in water, quartered, rinsed, and patted dry 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and chopped coarse 1/2 cup pitted kalamata ol ives, chopped 9 garlic cloves, peeled (3 whole, 6 minced) 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 onion, chopped ne 1 fennel bulb, stalks dis carded, bulb halved, cored, and sliced thin 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained, minced, and drained again 2 cups Bomba rice 3 cups vegetable broth 1/3 cup dry white wine 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position, place rimmed baking sheet on rack, and heat oven to 450 F. Toss artichokes and peppers with olives, whole garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 tea spoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in bowl. Spread veg etables in hot sheet and roast until artichokes are browned around edges and peppers are browned, 20 to 25 minutes; let cool slightly. Mince roasted garlic. In large bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons oil, 2 tablespoons parsley, lemon juice, and minced roasted garlic togeth er. Add roasted vegetables and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Heat remain ing 2 tablespoons oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and fennel and cook until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in remaining minced garlic and paprika and cook until fragrant, about 30 sec onds. Stir in tomatoes and cook until mixture begins to darken and thicken slightly, about 3 minutes. Stir in rice and cook until grains are well coated with tomato mixture, about 2 minutes. Stir in broth, wine, saffron, and 1 teaspoon salt. Increase heat to medi um-high and bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Cover, transfer pot to oven, and bake until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 25 to 35 min utes. For optional socarrat, transfer pot to stovetop and remove lid. Cook over me dium-high heat for about 5 minutes, rotating pot as need ed, until bottom layer of rice is well browned and crisp. Sprinkle roasted vegetables and peas over rice, cover, and let paella sit for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley and serve. Nutrition information per serving: 511 calories; 138 calories from fat; 15 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 1289 mg sodium; 82 g carbohydrate; 10 g ber; 8 g sugar; 12 g protein. CITIZEN TRIBUNE FoodEEE-2 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 By America's Test KitchenA tangy, tomatoey, molasseslaced sauce is the indisputable star of traditional American barbecued chicken. The brick-hued sauce should be mopped on as the chicken cooks, resulting in a beautifully browned (not charred) exterior surrounding moist, evenly cooked meat. Our Classic Barbecue Sauce gave simple chicken parts all the in tense, multidimensional avor we craved, but the real secret to this recipe was the method: A two-lev el grill re allowed us to cook the chicken most of the way through on the cooler side of the grill, rendering the fat without causing are-ups, and then we moved the chicken to the hotter side to get a lacquered layer of sauce. Applying the sauce in coats and turning the chicken as it cooked encouraged the sauce to thicken and caramelize, perfectly glazing the chicken. Don't try to grill more than 10 pieces of chicken at a time; you won't be able to line them up. You can use a mix of chicken breasts, thighs, and drumsticks, making sure they add up to about 10 pieces.CLASSIC BARBECUED CHICKENServings: 4 to 6 Start to nish: 1 hour and 45 minutes (plus 30 minutes to pre pare barbecue sauce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 1/2 pounds bone-in chick en pieces (split breasts cut in half, drumsticks, and/or thighs), trimmed 1 (13 by 9-inch) disposable alu minum roasting pan (if using char coal) 1 recipe Classic Barbecue SauceClassic Barbecue SauceMakes about 2 cups This sauce can be used on just about anything. For a thinner, smoother texture, strain the sauce after it has nished cooking. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped ne Salt and pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 1/4 cups ketchup 6 tablespoons molasses 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat until shimmer ing. Add onion and pinch salt and cook until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and chili powder and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Whisk in ketchup, molasses, vin egar, Worcestershire, and mustard. Bring sauce to simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced to about 2 cups, about 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.)Classic Barbecued ChickenCombine salt, pepper, and cayenne in bowl. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and rub with season ing mixture. For a charcoal grill, open bot tom vent completely and place disposable pan on one side of grill. Light large chimney starter lled with charcoal briquettes (6 quarts). When top coals are partially cov ered with ash, pour evenly over other side of grill. Set cooking grate in place, cover, and open lid vent completely. Heat grill until hot, about 5 minutes. For a gas grill, turn all burners to high, cover, and heat grill until hot, about 15 minutes. Leave pri mary burner on high and turn off other burner(s). (Adjust primary burner as needed to maintain grill temperature around 350 F.) Clean and oil cooking grate. Place chicken, skin side down, on cooler side of grill. Cover and cook until chicken begins to brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Slide chicken into single line between hotter and cooler sides of grill. Cook uncovered, ip ping chicken and brushing every 5 minutes with some of sauce, until sticky, about 20 minutes. Slide chicken to hotter side of grill and cook, uncovered, ip ping and brushing with remaining sauce, until well glazed, breasts register 160 degrees, and drum sticks/thighs register 175 degrees, about 5 minutes. (Smaller pieces may cook faster than larger pieces. Remove pieces from grill as they reach correct temperature.) Transfer chicken to serving dish, tent with aluminum foil, and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve. Nutrition information per serving: 349 calories; 74 calories from fat; 8 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 133 mg cholesterol; 1020 mg sodium; 27 g carbohydrate; 0 g ber; 23 g sugar; 41 g protein.A tangy, tomatoey, sauce is the star of barbecued chickenA twist on traditional paella that uses hearty vegetables APThis undated photo provided by Americas Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows classic barbecued chicken in Brookline, Mass. APThis undated photo provided by Americas Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows vegetable paella in Brookline, Mass.
Saturday, May 19, 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) Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA, won the backing of the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday, paving the way for her expected conrma tion to lead the spy agency. The panel voted 10-5 to advise the full Senate to conrm Haspel, whose nomination has renewed debate over the harsh in terrogation program the CIA conducted on terror suspects after 9/11. Has pel, who supervised a CIA detention site in Thailand in 2002, has told Congress that the agency shouldn't have used those harsh tac tics and has vowed not to restart them. The committee released the result of the vote, conducted in closed session, without giving further de tails. However, all eight Republicans and two of the seven Democrats on the panel earlier expressed support for Haspel. The remaining ve Democrats had announced their oppo sition. The conrmation vote by the full Senate could occur before the end of the week. "Gina Haspel is the most qualied person the president could choose to lead the CIA and the most pre pared nominee in the 70 year history of the agen cy," said Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. "She has acted morally, ethically, and legally, over a distinguished 30-year career and is the right person to lead the agency into an uncer tain and challenging fu ture." She also had the support of the committee's topranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia. "As director of the CIA, Gina Haspel will be the rst operations ofcer in more than ve decades to lead the agency," Warner said. "Most importantly, I be lieve she is someone who can and will stand up to the president if ordered to do something illegal or im moral like a return to torture," he said. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who has staunchly opposed Haspel, called her nomination one of the most "selfserving abuses of power in recent history" because Haspel, as acting CIA di rector, was in a decisionmaking role in determining what parts of her undercov er career were declassied. He likened that to a "stacking of the deck" and said he would continue to seek the declassication of details about her past activities at the agency. Warner said he would continue to seek the declas sication of a Justice De partment report about the destruction of more than 90 videotapes showing the harsh interrogation of one terror suspect. No charges were led as a result of that report. Haspel drafted a cable that ordered the tapes destroyed, but the cable was sent by her boss, Jose Rodriguez, who has repeatedly taken responsibility for the order. The interrogation program became one of the darkest chapters of the CIA's history and tainted America's image worldwide after the Sept. 11 at tacks. Haspel has not dis closed any details of what she did in connection with the program or say whether she thought it had been im moral. But during her conrmation hearing last week, she said she doesn't believe torture works as an inter rogation technique and that her "strong moral compass" would prevent her from carrying out any presiden tial order she found objec tionable. "With the benet of hindsight and my experience as a senior agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken," according to Haspel's writ ten answers to some 60 additional questions from lawmakers. Bolstering the comments she made during her hear ing, Haspel wrote, "I do not support use of enhanced in terrogation techniques for any purpose." Attention now turns to the vote by the full Senate, which has yet to be sched uled. Haspel has already won the backing of several Democrats. They include Mark Warner of Virginia, Joe Manchin of West Vir ginia, Joe Donnelley of In diana, Bill Nelson of Flor ida and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The only Senate Republicans who are not expected to vote for her are Kentucky's Rand Paul and Arizona's John McCain, who is battling cancer and is not expected to be present for the ballot. Haspel's opponents, however, continue to weigh into the debate. "Ms. Haspel is cynically trying to offer mere words in an attempt to win votes to support her conrma tion," said Gen. Charles Krulak, former comman dant of the Marine Corps. "The denition of moral courage is doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons when no one's looking. Gina Haspel failed that test," said Kru lak, who organized a letter signed by more than 100 re tired generals and admirals expressing concern over her nomination. Daphne Eviatar with Amnesty International on Tuesday called Haspel's nomination an "affront to human rights." "This country has not held any ofcials account able for the use of torture, so it's even more outra geous that the government is considering someone to the chief intelligence position in spite of her alleged participation in that clearly illegal and immoral activ ity," she said. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsWednesday, May 16, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this May 9, 2018 photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel testies during a conrmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a letter Tuesday to the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Haspel says she would refuse to undertake any proposed activity that is contrary to my moral and ethical values. CIA nominee wins Senate panel backing, confirmation expectedTrump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primariesPresident Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Penn sylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsyl vania's chaotic congressio nal landscape after a court ght ended with redrawn districts just three months ago. Amid the redistricting, Republican Rick Saccone recorded his second loss in two months in two U.S. House districts. Among the more un usual results of Tuesday's primaries was the loss by Pennsylvania's Democratic lieutenant governor, Mike Stack, who was ousted by mayor John Fetterman. Oregon and Idaho also held primary elections. Here's a look at some of the other interesting races: Two of the president's favored candidates, Lou Bar letta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, won their U.S. Senate primaries. Trump congratulated his picks in a pair of tweets Wednesday morning. Barletta, currently a congressman, was heavily favored over state Rep. Jim Christiana to become the Republican challenger for Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, who is seeking a third term in November. Barletta was a Trump supporter before the 2016 presidential nomination was settled. Trump asked Barletta to run for Senate, and the president is expected to visit Pennsylva nia to campaign for him. The president also recorded telephone calls last week end backing Barletta "fully, strongly and proudly." Fischer, the incumbent, defeated four GOP chal lengers and will be the strong favorite to win reelection in deep-red Ne braska. Her Democratic opponent is Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Ray bould. Last week, Trump urged GOP Senate primary voters to support Rep. Jim Renacci in the Ohio Senate and op pose former coal company executive Don Blankenship in West Virginia. Renacci won and Blankenship lost. Pennsylvania could send at least three women Con gress next year, breaking the all-male hold on the state's 18-member U.S. House delegation. Mary Gay Scanlon won a 10-way Democratic pri mary and Madeleine Dean won a three-way Democrat ic primary on Tuesday night for two suburban Philadel phia seats that are likely to ip to Democrats following a court-ordered redrawing of the state's congressional district boundaries. Meanwhile, Chrissy Houlahan is the uncontested Democratic nominee for an other suburban Philadelphia seat where she's heavily fa vored in November. Women won contested Democratic primaries in three other seats in Pennsyl vania, although two of those seats are in solidly Repub lican districts and another is considered a toss-up in November. Mike Stack became the rst holder of the Pennsyl vania lieutenant governor's ofce to lose in a primary election. John Fetterman, the Braddock mayor, won the ve-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor Tuesday, meaning he will run on a ticket with Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall. Pennsylvania rst started allowing lieutenant gover nors to serve a second term in the 1970s. Fetterman had made a failed bid in 2016 for the U.S. Senate. Stack, a former Philadel phia state senator, has had a chilly relationship with Wolf in their rst term to gether. Wolf last year ordered an investigation into the treat ment of state employees by Stack and his wife and stripped Stack of state police protection. Pennsylvania state Rep. Rick Saccone, who lost a special election two months ago to Democrat Conor Lamb for a congressional seat, has now lost a twoway Republican primary for a different U.S. House seat. Saccone lost Tuesday's 14th Congressional District primary election to state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler for the open seat in a heavily Republican, newly drawn district. In March, Lamb nar rowly beat Saccone in a district that President Don ald Trump won in 2016 by about 20 percentage points. The president campaigned in the district twice and sent several tweets on Saccone's behalf. The White House later contended that it was Lamb who had had em braced the president's policies and vision. Social worker and po litical newcomer Kara Eastman has won the Dem ocratic nomination for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Eastman defeated former Rep. Brad Ashford in Tuesday's primary election with a campaign that cast her as a champion of liberal ide als, including supporting a single-payer health care system. Eastman contrasted her self against Ashford, a centrist and former Republican who focused on his legisla tive experience and willing ness to work with conservatives. She will now face Rep. Don Bacon, a rst-term Republican who defeated Ash ford in the 2016 election. Ashford had been the rst Democrat in two de cades to win the district, which encompasses much of the Omaha metro area. Although Omaha's strong Democratic core is bal anced out by more conser vative suburbs, the district gives Democrats a ghting chance of capturing a congressional seat in a state that is otherwise overwhelmingly Republican. State Rep. Knute Buehler has emerged from a crowded primary to capture the Republican nomination for Oregon governor. Buehler, who ran for secretary of state in 2012, was the most centrist of the Re publican front-runners. He was among 10 GOP candi dates in the primary. However, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown remains the favorite to win in No vember. Brown became governor in 2015 upon the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber following an eth ics scandal, and she won a special election in 2016. Oregon is among eight states where Democrats control the governorship and both houses of the state legislature. Voters who identify as Democrats also outnumber their Republican counterparts by more than 9 percentage points. When former state Rep. Paulette Jordan, 38, won her primary, she became the rst woman to be the Dem ocratic gubernatorial nomi nee in Idaho. If she wins the general election, Jor dan, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, would not only be the rst woman to serve as Idaho governor but also the rst Native Ameri can woman to serve in that position in any state. But she faces a difcult race: Idaho hasn't elected a Democratic governor since 1990, and the Republican Party now controls a supermajority on all federal, state and legislative seats. Lt. Gov. Brad Little, 64, a rancher who has spent the past 16 years in elected ofce, secured the GOP nomination. He's the pick of Re publican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, who decided not to seek a fourth term.
Page E12, SEATTLE (AP) Bil lionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal educa tion law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His non-prot, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press analysis of its grants. The spending paid for research aligned with Gates interests, led to friendly media coverage and even had a hand in writing one state's new education system frame work. The grants illustrate how strategic and immersive the Microsoft founder can be in pursuit of his education re form agenda, quietly wielding national inuence over how schools operate. Gates' carefully curated and inter secting web of inuence is often invisible but allows his foundation to drive the conversation in support of its vision on how to reshape America's struggling schools systems. Critics call it meddling by a foundation with vast wealth and resources. The Gates Foundation says it's simply helping states navigate a "tectonic" shift in responsibility for education from the federal government to more local control. "For 50 states with varying sets of capacities and capa bilities and readiness, it was both an opportunity and also a concern that states and part ners in those states needed support," said Allan Golston, president of the Gates Foun dation's U.S. work. The Gates Foundation spent about $44 million fo cused on the 2015 federal ed ucation law called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The law gives states exibility to create their own education system framework dening what a "good school" is and in turn states get federal dollars for complying with their own rules. The law requires academic standards, which means that the backbone for most state education systems is the Common Core a sym bol for many critics during the Obama years of federal overreach in schools. Gates was inuential in supporting the Common Core academic standards, and now is doing the same as states sort out the best ways to implement their education policies under the 2015 law. And that is how the world's largest philanthropy works: funding everything from policy work on the ground to broader research and analy sis, as well as national ad vocacy groups, community leaders and media coverage both mainstream and niche. In Tennessee, a Gatesfunded advocacy group had a hand in the state's new educa tion plan, with its leader sit ting on an important advising committee. A media outlet given money by Gates to cover the new law then pub lished a story about research funded by Gates. And many Gates-funded groups have become the de facto experts who lead the conversation in local communities, across states and featured nationally. Gates also dedicated mil lions of dollars to protect Common Core as the new law unfolded. Patrick McGuinn, an education policy expert and professor at Drew University, said the Every Stu dent Succeeds Act removed the political pressure from the standards despite how politically toxic Common Core has become. The policy idea suggests every child can and should be taught the same things as their peers. "ESSA politically was probably the best thing that could happen to Common Core," McGuinn said. Some Common Core and Gates critics said they weren't aware of the founda tion's interest in the education law or the millions of dollars it has continued to pour into supporting the stan dards. "They're doing it in a quiet way because they don't want the general public to know they're still meddling in education policy," said Carol Burris of the Network for Public Education. And long before thousands of fed-up teachers walked out on the job in four un precedented statewide strikes this year over pay and school conditions, education union ofcials had rung the alarm bell about Gates' inuence. "They thought they could socially engineer all of pub lic education through a topdown model and that they could reduce education to an algorithm, but kids are not widgets and teachers are not widgets," said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. The national teach ers union in 2014 famously broke ties with Gates over Common Core after initially supporting the standards. To be sure, the Seattlebased foundation's education spending is just a small fraction of its philanthropy, which is primarily focused on global health and devel opment. Still, in terms of dollars, it is the top funder of schools reform in the United States. The foundation since 2001 has contributed more than $6 billion toward reshaping American schools, including nearly $300 mil lion on Common Core by some estimates. The groups receiving the recent ESSA-related grants said the money from Gates and other like-minded phi lanthropies such as the Carnegie Corporation of New York and William and Flora Hewlett foundations was used to develop expertise in the education law so that they could be a resource to states. Most of those same groups have been funded by Gates in other initiatives, including some of the most prominent Washington-based policy players who developed Com mon Core in 2009. Achieve, Inc., collaborated with local leaders to compile information about new state education plans. Mike Co hen, Achieve's president who helped write Common Core, also had more notable roles in states such as Tennessee and New York. "Our focus has always been about standards, about helping states set the right expectations for students in terms of what they need to know so that they're pre pared for success after high school," said Cohen, who was a member of a local stakeholders group in Ten nessee focused on standards and assessments. He also gave a presentation to New York's Board of Regents urging the state to adopt high standards as part of its new education plan. Tennessee said Cohen had a seat at the table because it sought national experts in addition to state ofcials, community advocacy groups and traditional and charter schools. Eve Carney, who led the plan's development for the Tennessee Department of Education, said it was im possible to quantify the spe cic impact of each of the 67 stakeholders across six work ing groups. "It's important to have di versity in voice and different points of view, however, the inuence of one over the oth er is not there," Carney said. Another example of Gates' reach can be found in The 74 Media, Inc., which last year published an exclusive story featuring the analysis of state plans done by the Collaborative for Student Success and quoting an expert voice from the Council of Chief State School Ofcers. Gates gave all three groups money to work on Every Student Suc ceeds Act. The 74 said Gates doesn't inuence the direction of their coverage and that the money funded its broader op eration. After the AP's inqui ry, the education news outlet acknowledged an oversight by updating the nearly yearold story to add a Gates fund ing disclosure. Golston said it's necessary to take a multidimensional approach to play at the system-wide level. "We're thoughtful about the programmatic dimensions and advocacy and communications dimensions. That's just the nature of being in education and we've learned over time that you have to be thoughtful," Golston said. CITIZEN TRIBUNENationEEE-4 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 APThis Friday, April 27, 2018 photo shows the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. The non-profit foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press 2018 analysis of its grants.Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plansTeachers in red gather before North Carolina education rallyRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Thousands of teachers wearing red gathered Wednesday in North Caro lina's capital ahead of a march and rally to demand better pay and more resources for public schools in the conservative, tax-cutting state. With messages such as "Respect Public Education" on their shirts and signs, as many as 15,000 teachers from around the state were expected to participate in the march starting at 10:30 a.m. Police were already posted along the route through downtown to the General Assembly, where predominantly Republican lawmakers were beginning their annual session the same day. Previous strikes, walk outs and protests in West Virginia, Arizona, Ken tucky, Colorado and Okla homa have led legislators in each state to improve pay, benets or overall school funding. Tracy Brumble, a teacher at Milbrook Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, was with about a dozen fellow teachers at the school waiting for a bus to carry them to the march's starting point. They were all wear ing red t-shirts, matching the color of the #RedForEd theme of the day. "We're here to tell our legislators and our representatives that we need more funds to keep our buildings in good shape, to get more textbooks, more resources for our students, to just have a better environment for public education," she said. The state's main teacher advocacy group, the North Carolina Association of Educators, demands that legislators increase per-pu pil spending to the national average in four years, in crease school construction for a growing state, and ap prove a multiyear pay raise for teachers and school sup port staff that would raise incomes to the national av erage. More than three dozen school districts that togeth er educate more than twothirds of the state's 1.5 mil lion public school students have decided to close class rooms to allow for the show of strength by the teachers and their advocacy group. "The fact that a million kids are not going to be in school (Wednesday) be cause a political organiza tion wants to have folks come there to communicate with us or send a message" should be the day's focus, said state Senate leader Phil Berger, a Republican. The teachers' group favors a proposal by Demo cratic Gov. Roy Cooper to raise salaries by stopping planned tax cuts on corpo rations and high-income households. Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore made clear they have no plans to funnel more money to classrooms by postponing January's planned tax cuts, including one for what is already one of the country's lowest cor porate income taxes. "We have no intention of raising taxes," Berger said. But with the Great Recession in the past and the state's nancial stability restored, teachers say it's time to catch up on de ferred school spending. Teachers are photocopying assignments off the inter net or from old workbooks because textbooks haven't been replenished in years, North Carolina Association of Educators President Mark Jewell said.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E13 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korea on Wednesday threatened to scrap a historic sum mit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it has no interest in a "one-sided" affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. The warning by North Korea's rst vice foreign minister came hours after the country abruptly can celed a high-level meet ing with South Korea to protest U.S.-South Korean military exercises that the North has long claimed are an invasion rehearsal. The surprise moves appear to cool what had been an unusual urry of out reach from a country that last year conducted a provocative series of weapons tests that had many fear ing the region was on the edge of war. Analysts said it's unlikely that North Korea intends to scuttle all diplomacy. More likely, they said, is that it wants to gain leverage ahead of the talks between Kim and Trump, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration is "still hopeful" that a planned summit with North Korea will take place. Sanders said Wednesday that threats from the North to scrap the meeting were "something that we fully expected." Sanders said President Donald Trump is "ready for very tough nego tiations," adding that "if they want to meet, we'll be ready and if they don't that's OK." She said if there is no meeting, the U.S. would "continue with the campaign of maxi mum pressure" against the North. North Korean rst vice foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan said in a statement carried by state media that "we are no longer inter ested in a negotiation that will be all about driving us into a corner and mak ing a one-sided demand for us to give up our nukes and this would force us to reconsider whether we would accept the North Korea-U.S. summit meeting." He criticized recent comments by Trump's top security adviser, John Bolton, and other U.S. of cials who have said the North should follow the "Libyan model" of nuclear disarmament and provide a "complete, veriable and irreversible dismantlement." He also took issue with U.S. views that the North should fully relin quish its biological and chemical weapons. Some analysts say bringing up Libya, which dismantled its rudimentary nuclear program in the 2000s in exchange for sanctions relief, jeopar dizes progress in negotiations with the North. Kim Jong Un took power weeks after former Libyan leader Moammar Gadha's grue some death at the hands of rebel forces amid a popular uprising in Octo ber 2011. The North has frequently used Gadha's death to justify its own nuclear development in the face of perceived U.S. threats. The North's warning Wednesday ts a past North Korean pattern of raising tensions to bolster its positions ahead of negotiations with Washington and Seoul. But the country also has a long history of scrapping deals with its rivals at the last minute. In 2013, North Korea abruptly canceled reunions for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War just days before they were scheduled to begin to pro test what it called rising animosities ahead of joint drills between Seoul and Washington. In 2012, the North conducted a pro hibited long-range rocket launch weeks after it agreed to suspend weapons tests in return for food assistance. On Wednesday, senior ofcials from the two Koreas were to sit down at a border village to discuss how to implement their leaders' recent agreements to reduce military tensions along their heavily forti ed border and improve overall ties. But hours before the meeting was to start, the North informed the South that it would "indenitely suspend" the talks, according to Seoul's Unication Ministry. In a pre-dawn dispatch, the North's ofcial Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, called the twoweek Max Thunder drills, which began Monday and reportedly include about 100 aircraft, an "intended military provocation" and an "apparent challenge" to last month's summit between Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, when the leaders met at the border in their countries' third summit talks since their formal division in 1948. "The United States must carefully contemplate the fate of the planned North Korea-U.S. summit amid the provocative military ruckus that it's causing with South Korean au thorities," the North said. "We'll keenly monitor how the United States and South Korean authorities will react." Kim Dong-yub, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said the North isn't trying to undermine the Trump-Kim talks. The North's reaction is more like a "complaint over Trump's way of playing the good cop and bad cop game with (Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo and Bolton," he said. Seoul's Unication Ministry, which is responsible for inter-Korean affairs, called North Korea's move "regrettable" and urged a quick return to talks. The Defense Ministry said the drills with the United States would go on as planned. Annual military drills between Washington and Seoul have long been a major source of contention between the Koreas, and analysts have wondered whether their continua tion would hurt the detente that, since an outreach by Kim in January, has replaced the insults and threats of war. Much larger springtime drills took place last month without the North's typically ery condemnation or accompanying weapons tests, though Washington and Seoul toned down those exercises. The KCNA dispatch said the U.S. aircraft mo bilized for the drills in clude nuclear-capable B-52 bombers and stealth F-22 ghter jets, two of the U.S. military assets it has previously said are aimed at launching nucle ar strikes on the North. Seoul has said F-22s are involved in the drills, but has not conrmed whether B-52s are taking part. In Washington, the U.S. State Department emphasized that Kim had previ ously indicated he under stood the need and purpose of the U.S. continuing its long-planned exercises with South Korea. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the U.S. had not heard any thing directly from North or South Korea that would change that. "We will continue to go ahead and plan the meet ing between President Trump and Kim Jong Un," Nauert said. U.S. Army Col. Rob Manning said the cur rent exercise is part of the U.S. and South Korea's "routine, annual train ing program to maintain a foundation of military readiness." Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the purpose of Max Thunder and exercise Foal Eagle another training event is to enhance the two nations' abilities to operate together to defend South Korea. "The defensive nature of these combined exer cises has been clear for many decades and has not changed," Manning said. Washington and Seoul delayed the earlier round of springtime drills be cause of the North-South diplomacy surrounding February's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, which saw Kim send his sister to the open ing ceremonies. Kim told visiting South Korean ofcials in March that he "understands" the drills would take place and expressed hope that they'll be modied once the situ ation on the peninsula sta bilizes, according to the South Korean government. Despite Kim's outreach, some experts were skep tical about whether he would completely give up a nuclear program that he had pushed so hard to build. The North previous ly vowed to continue nuclear development unless the United States pulls its 28,500 troops out of South Korea and withdraws its so-called "nuclear umbrel la" security guarantee to South Korea and Japan as a condition for its nuclear disarmament. Wednesday's threat could also be targeted at showing a domestic audi ence that Kim is willing to stand up to Washington. Kim has repeatedly told his people that his nukes are a "powerful treasured sword" that can smash U.S. hostility. On Tuesday, South Ko rea's military said North Korea was moving ahead with plans to close its nuclear test site next week, an assessment backed by U.S. researchers who say satellite images show the North has begun disman tling facilities at the site. The site's closure was set to come before the Kim-Trump summit, which had been shaping up as a crucial moment in the decades-long push to resolve the nuclear stand off with the North, which is closing in on the ability to viably target the main land United States with its long-range nuclear-armed missiles. CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldWednesday, May 16, 2018 EEE-5 APThis May 7, 2018, satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea. North Korea on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals. The Norths statement Wednesday, May 16, comes amid a slew of surprising moves in recent weeks. On Tuesday, May 15, South Koreas military said North Korea was moving ahead with plans to close its nuclear test site next week, an assess ment backed by U.S. researchers who say satellite images show the North has begun dismantling facilities at the site. North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit over drillsWill they or wont they?