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052618.SNG INSIDE ONG Informing readers. Helping build a stronger community. 50 CENTS WWW.AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Saturday, May 26, 20181Burn ban lifted in Osceola.County ocials remove restriction due to recent rains.2 3 MegaCon this weekend.e comics, sciand gaming event is at the Orange County Convention Center. Photo gallery. Residents got a good look at the SunRail train at the Poinciana station. By Charlie Reed For the News-Gazette This weekends storms could constitute the first tropical or subtropical depression of the 2018 hurricane season. e storm is moving in from the Gulf of Mexico this Memorial Day weekend, bringing heavy rains and potential ash ooding to Central Florida, the rest of the state, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. Meteorologists are keeping an eye on a tropical disturbance, which they say has an 80 percent chance of developing into an organized system over the weekend and into the early part of next week. Central Florida is in a transition zone for higher moisture moving in from the tropics with chances of rain dropping in the northern part of the state as the front moves in. According to the National Hurricane Centers tropical weather outlook, a subtropical or tropical depression is likely to form by late Saturday (today). Regardless of whether the system becomes an ocial tropical depression or not, the main concern will be heavy rain over Florida and a swath of the Southeast U.S. Osceola County ocials have been checking oodprone storm water drains and ditches. Employees from the countys Road and Bridge Oce, for example, are performing typical storm preparation tasks such as inspecting storm water systems to make Gaylord Palms plans $150M expansion By Rachel Christian Staff Writer Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, the largest hotel in Kissimmee, is moving forward with a major multi-million dollar expansion after Osceola County commissioners approved an agreement and tax breaks related to the project Monday night. e project is set to add another 300 rooms and 90,000 square feet of meeting and event space to the expansive resort. e resorts existing convention center is 400,000 square feet. Plans also detail two new parking garages and a $10 million water park expansion including a lazy river. Total project cost is estimated at $150 million. Construction is set to begin January with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2021. County commissioners unanimously approved an amended joint marketing agreement with Ryman Hospitality Properties, the hotels parent company, as well as nancial tax incentives related to the project. Ryman Hospitality will save $49.6 million in tax breaks from the county through the agreement. Those savings is tourism development tax (TDT) reimbursements, will occur gradually and expire once Gaylord Palms has reached $49.6 million in savings. County ocials expect the hotel to reach that mark by about 2032. e county is not making a cash contribution to Gaylord Palms, according to the agreement. e countys TDT room tax rate is 6 percent on lodging in Osceola County. Per the agreement, Gaylord Palms will keep 85 percent of revenue generated by the rst four of the six pennies collected on each dollar spent, while revenues from Preparations underway for tropical system LOG ONFollow us at https:// osceolanewsgazette FOLLOWFollow us on Osceola News-Gazette@ OsceolaNews TOP STORIESLOCAL Janitor arrested for making school threat. Page 3.SPORTS Osceola, St. Cloud fall in regional baseball playos. Page 7.Serving Osceola County for 127 Years WHERE TO FIND ITViewpoint ................4 Lifestyles ................10 Daily Planner ........14 Classieds ..............19 Brainfood ...............23 WE BACK THE BLUE PHOTO/WIKIMEDIA COMMONSThe Gaylord Palms expansion project is set to add another 300 rooms and 90,000 square feet of meeting and event space to the expansive resort. See Gaylord, Page 3. See Tropical, Page 5. By Rachel Christian Staff Writer A special memorial ceremony honoring fallen members of law enforcement took place outside the Osceola County Courthouse Wednesday morning. A crowd of local ocers, deputies and community leaders gathered in the courtyard to pay respect to uniformed men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. Fallen officers honored at special memorial service NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKLaw enforcement officers and local county and municipal officials attended a special service on Wednesday at the Osceola County Courthouse honoring fallen officers. See Memorial, Page 5. Celebrate Memorial Day May 28, 2018


Page 2 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced new details on eligibility for a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster program,2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP). Additionally, USDA will provide $340 million through a block grant to the state of Florida for Hurricane Irma losses to citrus production expected during the 2018 through the 2020 crop year, reimbursement for the cost of buying and planting replacement trees including resetting and grove rehabilitation, and for repair of damages to irrigation systems among other things. In total, USDAsFarm Service Agency (FSA) will deploy up to $2.36 billion that Congress appropriated through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to help producers with recovery of their agricultural operations in at least nine states with hurricane damage and other states impacted by wildfire. Last year our nation experienced some of the most significant disasters we have seen in decades, some back-to-back, at the most critical time in their production year. The Florida citrus industry was likely hit the hardest, and with such a high-value crop, they face a steeper financial burden and as a whole, have less coverage through our traditional insurance options. Under the direction of President Trump, my office has been working directly with Governor Scott and Commissioner Putnam in Florida to put a process in place that will ensure the Florida citrus industry maintains its infrastructure and can continue to be the signature crop for the state, Secretary Sonny Perdue said. Our team is working as quickly as possible to make this available to farmers in need and continues to provide excellent customer service, which began the day the storm hit through a successful recovery within local communities. Governor Scott said, Since Hurricane Irma hit our state, I have been fighting for Floridas citrus growers to get the relief they need to rebuild their livelihoods, including taking immediate steps to provide relief from the state. Our citrus growers have had many challenges over the last few years, including fighting citrus greening, which was compounded by the ravaging effects of Hurricane Irma. Florida prides itself on our incredible and iconic citrus industry and this funding will help ensure that Florida remains synonymous with citrus. The Florida Department of Citrus is estimating the lowest citrus forecast in decades because of damage caused by Hurricane Irma last year. In October, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that Florida citrus sustained more than $760 million in damages because of the hurricane. The state is also dealing with the effects of disease, like citrus canker and citrus greening. CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SUBMISSION. AGRICULTURAL BRIEFS Sp As spring temperatures warm, bears are becoming more active, which increases opportunities for conflicts with people. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds Florida residents and visitors they can take steps to reduce negative interactions with bears and other wildlife. Female bears that gave birth to cubs that weighed only 12 ounces by the end of January are beginning to move around more with their young, which may now weigh 5 to 10 pounds. As the cubs continue to grow, the family unit will roam and will likely be more visible to people. While black bears generally are not aggressive, they have injured people in Florida. Never intentionally approach any bear. When walking dogs, keep them close to you preferably on a non-retractable leash and be aware of your surroundings. Dogs can trigger defensive behaviors from bears, especially females with cubs. To keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these simple tips: Secure household garbage in a sturdy shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container. Put household garbage out on morning of pickup rather than the night before. Secure commercial garbage in bear-resistant dumpsters. Protect gardens, beehives, compost and livestock with electric fencing. Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute bylaws or ordinances to require trash be kept secure from bears. Feed pets indoors or bring in leftover food and dishes after feeding outdoors. Clean grills and store them in a secure place. Remove wildlife feeders or make them bear-resistant. Pick ripe fruit from trees and bushes and remove fallen fruit from the ground. It is illegal in Florida to intentionally feed bears or leave out food or garbage that will attract bears and cause humanbear conflicts. More information is available at, where you can access the Guide to Living in Bear Country bro chure. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly citrus crop forecast for the 2017-18 season: Todays citrus crop forecast is another reminder of the continued struggles of Floridas iconic citrus industry since Hurricane Irma inflicted unprecedented damage last year. But thanks to the collaborative efforts of the United States Department of Agriculture, Floridas agriculture industry and our elected leaders, a much-needed disaster relief package i s on the way to help growers get back on their feet. The USDAs forecast of 44.95 million boxes of oranges for the 2017-18 season is 50,000 boxes down from the April estimate and 9 million boxes down from the 54 million boxes predicted at the start of the season. Todays forecast represents a decline of more than 80 percent since the peak of citrus production at 244 million boxes during the 199798 season. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Putnam announced that Florida citrus sustained more than $760 million in damages. In the weeks following Hurricane Irma, Putnam joined Gov. Rick Scott in Washington D.C to discuss the agricultural damage and to request federal assistance with Floridas Congressional Delegation. In February, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a spending bill that included more than $2.3 billion for agricultural assistance. A hundred head of Adams Ranch cattle will be heading to lands within Farmtons 60,000-acre tree-farm operation, as part of a new business venture between two venerable and multi-generational agricultural companies. The new business, Adams Ranch Farmton LLC, brings together two family businesses in what is envisioned to be a long-term relationship to expand Adams Ranchs sustainable cattle production efforts, which began on their St. Lucie County ranch in 1937. The Adams Ranch ABEEF cattle will arrive in June and initially graze on approximately 1,125 acres of land owned by Farmton Deering Park, located within the city of Edgewater. Sea turtle nesting begins in May on many beaches May is the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on many of Floridas sandy beaches. Beachfront property owners and beach visitors can help nesting turtles and hatchlings by turning off or shielding lights that are visible from the beach at night. Peoples efforts to keep our beaches as dark as possible at night, without affecting human safety, can make a tremendous difference for nesting sea turtles, said Robbin Trindell, head of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) sea turtle management program. Female sea turtles and their hatchlings can be disturbed or confused by artificial light, whether it comes from a house, a flashlight or a cellphone camera. Sea turtle nesting is starting now on beaches from the Gulf coast, including northwest Florida, to the states northeast Atlantic coast and from Miami-Dade County south to the Keys. Nesting began earlier in March along Floridas southeast Atlantic coast from Brevard County south to Broward County. Florida is a critically important destination for nesting sea turtles. More loggerhead turtles nest here than anywhere else in the continental United States, with nearly 97,000 loggerhead nests counted statewide during the 2017 nesting season. Leatherback and green sea turtles also nest in significant numbers in Florida. What are the basics of being sea turtle-friendly? Its a sea turtle night, turn off the light After sundown, turn off any lights not necessary for human safety. Use long wavelength amber LED lamps for lights that must stay lit and shield lights so they are not visible from the beach. Remember to close shades or curtains. Sea turtles get lost in the light On the beach at night, dont take flash photos or use bright cellphones or flashlights. Sea turtles are protected and must be respected Stay back and give sea turtles space if you see one on the beach at night. Dont touch a nesting turtle because it may leave the beach without nesting if disturbed. Remember, it is illegal to harm or disturb nesting sea turtles, their nests, eggs or hatchlings. Clear the way at the end of the day Beach furniture, canopies, boats and toys left behind on the sand may become obstacles that block nesting and hatchling turtles. Fill in any holes dug in the sand. Help hatchings home by leaving them alone Do not handle hatchlings crawling toward the water.Any interference or disturbance by people, such as getting too close or taking flash photos, increases the chances the hatchlings will get confused, go in the wrong direction and not reach the ocean quickly. That makes them vulnerable to dehydration, exhaustion and predators.As with all wildlife, watching from a distance is best. With the release of the 2017 Boating Accident Statistical Report, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer. For 2017, the leading contributor to boating accidents was the operators inattention or failure to maintain a proper lookout. It is critical for operators to be diligent in observing and being aware of what is going on around them, said Lt. Seth Wagner from the FWCs Boating and Waterways Section. I n 2017, 261 boating accidents involved collisions and 38 percent of all collisions were due to inattention or the operator failing to maintain a proper lookout. Its important that while out relaxing and enjoying Floridas beautiful waters, boaters remember to be safe, Wagner said. Florida had 766 boating accidents in 2017, 52 more accidents than in 2016. However, there was no change in the number of fatalities. A total of 67 people lost their lives last year in boating accidents. Falls overboard have been the leading type of fatal accident since 2003, with drowning as the leading cause of death. Eighty-one percent of these victims were not wearing a life jacket. Todays boaters can choose from several models of light and comfortable inflatable belt-pack or overthe-shoulder life jackets that can be worn while fishing or enjoying the sun. Boating accident statistics support an important message: Life Jackets Save Lives. The FWC is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and compiling boating accident data for the state. Its statistical report details boating accidents and their causes. The theme of accident-related messages from FWC staff is clear: Officers want to help keep Floridas beautiful waterways a safe place to boat. For a copy of the 2017 Boating Accident Statistical Report, visit Boating and select Safety & Education and Boating Accidents.


Saturday, May 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 3 GAYLORDContinued from Page 1 the h and sixth pennies go to the county for other tourism-related expenses. e second part of the agreement creates a 30-year special assessment tax equal to 1 percent of the room rates generated by the hotel. Osceola County spokesman Andrew Sullivan said Gaylord Palms will begin charging guests the additional 1 percent tax and use revenue generated from it to help pay for its upcoming expansion project. Finally, the county agreed to cap all permitting and related building fees at $400,000. The Gaylord Palms, operated by Marriott, rst opened in 2002 on Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee. e convention center and resort has 1,416 guest rooms, which were last renovated in 2015. Two years ago, the hotel spent $4.2 million on a water park expansion that added waterslides and a surf simulator. A Parkway Middle School janitor was arrested on Tuesday aer threatening to bring a weapon to the school. The Osceola County Sheris Oce responded to 831 Simpson Road (Florida Center for Employee Health) in Kissimmee, in reference to a report of threats. The investigation revealed that a female teacher had a conversation with a male janitor, Gilberto Coln-Vega, at Parkway Middle School about his recent issues surrounding his job performance during a meeting at the school. Coln-Vega told her he was going to bring a weapon to school and made specic threats of actions he would carry out on Wednesday, according to a Sheriffs Oce report. e suspect was arrested and charged with false report concerning the use of a firearm or bomb. He was taken to the Osceola County Jail. The Osceola County Sheriffs Office and the Osceola County School Department are committed to the safety and security of our schools, a Sheris Oce press release stated. All threats to our schools are taken very serious and are investigated thoroughly and persons responsible for such threats will be held accountable. Anyone with information concerning such cases is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriffs Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to an arrest may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.Bank robbery suspect arrested after forgetting cell phoneA suspect who tried to rob an Osceola County bank was arrested on May 16 aer leaving his cell phone behind during a dierent robbery. On May 11, just after 5 p.m., a white male, later identied as Peter Gonzalez, came into the Bank of America located at 2000 E. Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee. He passed a note to the clerk demanding money, however, the fast thinking clerk was able to activate the banks robbery protocols and notify the authorities, Osceola County Sheriffs Office officials said. Gonzalez ed without obtaining any money. On May 16, Gonzalez was arrested at his home aer he le his cell phone at another bank robbery in Hillsborough County. An investigation into the device showed Gonzalez matched the surveillance images from all previous robberies. Janitor arrested after making school threat Coln-Vega REMEMBERING KISSIMMEELooking forward to the futureIve spent the last couple of months writing about the changes in Kissimmee from when I started at the Kissimmee Police Department in 1990. But where do the city and the community go from here? I know we have city sta and elected ocials who want to make Kissimmee the best place in Florida. ey want people to come here to live, work and vacation. City sta, elected ocials and residents are good people trying to do the best they can. For all the complaining some may do about the large amount of construction projects, when nished, it will help this city to grow and prosper. I have looked at the original force of police, extreme amounts of crime, days that stopped the spinning of the world and weather issues. We have grown. The world has changed and you cant stop time. Whether we like it or not we will continue to move forward. Either get on the bus or its leaving. SunRail will bring major changes and an ease to movement throughout the county. The influx of our neighbors from the islands will only enhance our culture. Kissimmee will continue to be a bright spot. I came here as a young man without a purpose. I have grown and matured just like this community. I found my purpose and did the best that I could to enhance the lives of everyone in the community. ere are far too many people to thank individually for the impacts they made on my life. ose of you who were truly important to me know it. I would, however, like to thank the Osceola News-Gazette for allowing me to write these trips down memory lane even if some of the memories were a little painful. Ive seen a lot. A lot of good and a lot of bad. On my last day of work with the Kissimmee Police Department, I wrote an email to the entire agency thanking them for all of their hard work. anking them for being a part of something bigger than themselves. anking them for allowing me to be in their club. What Im glad I can do here is thank the residents of this city for taking in the kid from New Jersey and allowing me to become part of Kissimmee. In the law enforcement profession, there is what is known as the Final 10-7. Its when a law enforcement officer finishes his or her career and gets on the radio one last time and formally says 10-7 (out of service). Its that time for me. As I finish, I look to the future with high expectations. I want each and every resident to look to the future with high expectations. Always strive for perfection because when you strive for perfection you sometimes catch excellence and that will be great for this community. I hope that 28 to 30 years from now, one of the young men or women I was lucky to see come into the profession at the Kissimmee Police Department will take the opportunity to recap all of the changes they witness. It is sure to be a great story that I will denitely look forward to. JOHN LEWISFormer deputy police chief Kissimmee, Fla., May 24, 2018 Toho Water Authority is announcing the closure to through traffic to sections of Columbia Avenue beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to conduct a sewer rehabilitation project. The schedule shown below is conservative and tries to take into account unforeseen weather and conditions typical of underground construction projects. However, all efforts will be made to complete the project before the beginning of the school year. PHASE 1: Intersection at Columbia Ave., Armstrong Blvd. and Hideaway Bay Blvd. Road closure duration: From May 29, 2018 to June 29, 2018. Columbia Ave. remain open. PHASE 2: Intersection at Columbia Ave., Armstrong Blvd., Hideaway Bay Blvd. and Bonaire Blvd. Road closure duration: From June 29, 2018 to July 20, 2018. Phase 3: Columbia Ave. from Bonaire Blvd to Dyer Blvd. Road closure duration: From July 20, 2018 to August 22, 2018. Phase 4: Intersection at Columbia Ave. and Dyer Blvd. Road closure duration: From August 22, 2018 to October 2, 2018. eastbound on Columbia Ave. installation of pipe. Signage will be placed as needed to keep the traveling public informed of the project. Motorists are urged to use caution when approaching these areas, as workers will be present and speed limits may be reduced in certain areas. TEMPORARY INCONVENIENCES SAFETY construction site at all times to avoid accidents. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER: ### the largest provider of water, wastewater and reclaimed water services in Osceola County. Toho customers in Kissimmee, Poinciana and unincorporated areas of Osceola County.Temporary road closures on Columbia Ave. beginning Tuesday, May 29 PUBLIC NOTICE 052618.SNG


Page 4 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 Sun Publications of Florida cannot be held responsible for advertising claims. We reserve the right to refuse or discontinue any advertising, and to edit editorial content. All materials in these publications are copyrighted. Publisher will not be liable for any errors in advertising to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error, and accepts responsibility only for an error in the rst weeks issue. Year 127 No. 42 Publisher TOM OVERTON Editor BRIAN McBRIDE Sports Editor KEN JACKSON A & E Editor JENNIFER DIDOMENICO Production Manager ANGELIQUE PRIORE Circulation Manager KATHY BECKHAM Chief Photographer MARTIN MADDOCK (USPS Number 513540) (ISSN 1060-1244) Published each Thursday and Saturday for $52 per year by Sun Publications of Florida. All rights reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Kissimmee, FLPostmaster: Send address changes to: Osceola News-Gazette 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741The Osceola News-Gazette is published by Sun Publications of Florida, a division of Lakeway Publishers of Florida, Inc. Phone 407-846-7600. Fax 407-846-8516. Email at news@ The Osceola News-Gazette is available online at: With the recent school shooting in Texas, do you think there are effective security measures to take to ensure it would never occur in Osceola County? If yes, what are they? If no, why? YES NO Comments: ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Zip Code: ______________ Email: _ ______________________________ Would you like to speak with us in further detail? May we contact you? Yes No Please return this survey to our ofce or mail your comments to: Osceola News-Gazette 108 Church Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741 or you can also answer online at I was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, Youre very tough on journalists. I had to plead guilty. Of course Im tough on journalists. Maybe even as tough on them as they are on politicians. Our representative democracy depends on journalists doing their jobs. Why? Because its essential that citizens get the solid, accurate, and fair information they need to make good judgments about politicians and policy decisions. Our system cannot work if journalists and the institutions they work for dont shoulder the burden of serving as watchdogs, holding government accountable, shining a light on overlooked challenges, and exploring complicated issues in as clear-eyed a manner as possible. Which is why, if you value representative democracy, you have to be deeply concerned about the once-overlightly journalism that lls our media. Too oen, reporters, commentators and online contributors focus on trivia, partisan posturing, and political gamesmanship, and not on the substance of issues. The disruptive forces that have laid waste to traditional journalistic organizations have pared down the newsrooms that can carry out in-depth journalism and investigative reporting. Yet the world we live in is so complicated and so dicult to understand that the need is greater than ever for journalists to pick out what really matters in their communities or in the nation and convey solid information to the citizen. I have no illusions about how dicult this is. Nailing down good information requires a lot of eort, persistence, and time. A single story can take months to follow carefully. Making sense of the issues that aect us in politics, the legal system, medicine, war and peace, the economy requires patience, expertise, analytical skill, and the ability to convey complexity in a simple fashion. The prevalence of fake news and misinformation makes this search for objective truth ever more dicult and challenging. If we dont have the right information as citizens, then we dont have the facts to shape our opinions and were going to be in trouble as a nation. Disentangling truth and untruth from the citizens standpoint is really hard. So I applaud and admire journalists who are dedicated to truth. And there are enough of them that there is still plenty of good, solid reporting. Its not always easy to nd, though, amidst all the less-than-solid noise that lls our media landscape. is places a particular burden on us, as citizens, to work hard to nd it and understand it. Especially because some of the institutions we once relied upon for independent, objective information Im thinking specifically of Congress here have increasingly stopped serving as models for the search for truth. The plain truth is, theres much to distract both journalists and citizens from whats really necessary to cover and to understand. Sorting through all the information at our ngertips, distilling meaning from it, zeroing in on whats really important: thats work that both journalists and ordinary citizens have to undertake. If youre a local journalist, that means looking into every nook and cranny of government and chasing down whats important and what doesnt add up. For more broad-based journalists, the responsibility is to look at events, analyze them, and convey what needs to be conveyed to the public to make sound decisions about good governance. And for citizens, it means conscientiously following reliable, fact-oriented media and not just a single source, either, because none has a monopoly on the truth and using their reporting to make discriminating judgments about public aairs. Getting all of this right is essential to making our government work. Journalists have to ask themselves whether they are getting to the bottom of stories and giving enough information to citizens so they can make good judgments or are they too focused on trivia and entertainment and posturing? And citizens whose media tastes drive so much of what the media provide need to be focused on what matters. Its a complicated dance, but in the end, it comes down to one thing: journalists need to provide, and citizens need to ask for, the reporting thats necessary to make the country work. Lee Hamilton is a senior advisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.Media burdens run two ways


Saturday, May 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 5 TROPICALContinued from Page 1 certain they are clear from obstructions. Flood-prone areas typically are where people push yard waste and other solid matter into the drainage system. Low-lying areas also have a higher risk of ooding. Were fortunate right now, I think, because we have been in a rain decit. So there should be plenty of capacity, said county spokesman Mark Pino, adding that the local burn ban has been lied because of this weekends heavy rains. We encourage citizens to be prepared for periods of intermittent heavy rains with occasional lightning and thunder. As a result of the heavy rain potential, low-lying areas should be prepared to take action and leave a threatened area for higher ground, if ooding occurs, Pino said. Common flooding risk areas can be found by clicking the webpage by the Flood Evacuation button at ese heavy rains may also ood streets from time to time, so we recommend people stay o the roads unless absolutely necessary, Pino said. Any real wind threat will arise from organized thunderstorms, much like a summer aernoon. As the system traverses the west coast, if a tornado threat increases, we encourage people to follow their plan, stay informed and take action move to their safe place if a tornado warning is issued. Head protection is important during a tornado threat, Pino said. Residents should have two methods of receiving warnings, like a NOAA weather radio and a fully charged cell phone to receive emergency alerts, according to Pino. Meanwhile, here are four ways homeowners can protect their property during the storm. Clear gutters of leaves and twigs that may have accumulated throughout the year to prevent overowing. Make sure that any gaps or holes in the sealant surrounding doors and windows are lled in. is will stop rain seeping in. (Regular repairs greatly reduce the impact of sealant erosion.) Be safe with electrical appliances. If your home has started to ood, dont go near the fuse box and make sure all sockets are covered and turned o. Cover air vents, one of the most common ways that water finds its way into a house. Cover vents both from the outside and the inside with thick plastic sheeting. To read the entire story, go to from Page 1 e memorial was held in observation of Peace Ocers Memorial Day, a holiday that was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. It is traditionally observed May 15 during a massive ceremony in Washington D.C. Peace Ocers Memorial Day is one of several events now celebrated during National Police Week. Kissimmee Police Chief Je ODell, Kissimmee City Manager Mike Steigerwald and others from Osceola County traveled to Arlington National Cemetery last week for the occasion. Stacie Miller, public information ocer for KPD, said Osceola County typically holds its own memorial for fallen officers on May 15 as well, but chose to hold it a week later this year to accommodate the officers and officials who traveled to Washington D.C. for the national ceremony. Wednesdays service in Kissimmee paid homage to the seven individuals from KPD, the St. Cloud Police Department and Osceola County Sheris Oce who have been killed in the line of duty since 1983. Kissimmee Police Ocer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard became the most recent local law enforcement casualties in August, when the two men were gunned down while responding to a call the night of Aug. 18, 2017. Baxter and Howard were the rst ocers killed in Osceola County in 17 years. e widows of both men were present at Wednesdays ceremony, along with relatives and loved ones of other fallen ocers. Nineteen members of the Osceola County criminal justice system who passed away in 2017 but not killed while on duty were also remembered at Wednesdays event. Students from the Osceola County School for the Arts punctuated the ceremonys somber mood with moving renditions of patriotic classics like God Bless America and Because of the Brave. e memory of departed officers were also honored through a presentation of wreaths, a 21-gun salute and a rendition of Echo Taps by the VFW Buglers. Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson announced that a special monument honoring fallen ocers and deputies in the community is set to be constructed outside the courthouse using funds from all three law enforcement agencies and the Osceola County Department of Corrections. Miller said details concerning the monument, including its cost, are still being considered by a special committee, but added that more information will be released to the public as it becomes available. A highly decorated serviceman named Col. Danny McKnight served as the events keynote speaker. McKnight, U.S. Army Retired, graduated from Cocoa High School and Brevard Community College. He is a decorated member of the military who earned a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star Medal of Valor and several other honors during his career. He also served in Somalia in 1993 during a conflict that inspired the book and movie Black Hawk Down. McKnight spoke about the bravery and sacrice of law enforcement officers, military personnel and rst responders. We must never ever forget those who have paid the greatest price of all so that we can be sitting here today, safe and sound, McKnight said. We, together, will stop the bad guys. Recent rains help lift burn ban for all Osceola County areasA burn ban for all areas of Osceola County in effect since March 8 was lied on Wednesday, Fire Chief Robert Sorenson announced. Favorable changes to the Keetch-Bryan Drought Index over the past seven days allowed for cancelation of the ban on all types of outside burning. While recent rains have enabled us to li the burn ban, residents who wish to burn are encouraged to take proper precautions, both for their safety, and for the safety of our community, Sorenson said. Instead of burning yard debris, it is recommended to bundle it and place it out front for collection on your designated day f or yard waste pickup. The website will continue to be updated with safety information. 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Saturday, May 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 7 By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Harmony meshed some old and new in its spring game, an impressive 37-0 win at Cypress Creek played in a constant shower on ursday. e up-tempo spread oense looked much the same as it did in the 2017 season, with quarterback Nate Herstich, who tossed a county-record 30 touchdown passes last season, spreading the ball around and hitting receivers in space. What was new was most of the oensive line; four of Coach Don Simons starters from last year will graduate this week, so a new unit debuted and performed well, the coach said. Herstich was 7-of-19 passing for 107 yards and three touchdowns and was sacked just once. He did overthrow a few routes, chalked up to a wet football, but overall Simon said he was pleased with his teams spring game result. Good at times, not so good at times, Simon said. I felt good when they were all together. We moved some guys around in the second half, but I think weve found our starting ve on the line. e tempo was good, they handled it real well. We looked at some of the new things we wanted and we got a lot of it on lm. Joseph Derryberry, the lines only returning starter, was joined in a rotation up front that included new starting candidates Cale Prario, Daniel Mercedes, Russell Geissbuhler, Christian Holloway and omas Schroeder. ey allowed Herstich to nd Garrett Simon (from 15 yards), Josh Hall (10) and Caleb Bass (20) on rst-half touchdown passes. Hall also added 155 rushing yards on 14 carries and a 10yard touchdown run right before halime. Christian Taylor (nine carries, 49 yards) also had a six-yard TD run in the third quarter. The defense, which held Cypress Creek to 77 total yards (55 came on one passing play), also recorded a safety in the fourth quarter on a gang tackle in the end zone. Juan Gomez had a sack, Josh Grimes broke up a third-down pass and Keon James, Elijah Gunn and Anthony Johnson recovered fumbles. They are starting to understand my expectations, HHS defensive coordinator Nick Lippert said. By Ken Jackson Sports Editor Two county baseball teams advanced to the regional playo seminals, but the season went no farther than that, even if Mother Nature extended the season by three days. Playing after two days of rainouts aer starting its Class 8A regional semifinal against Hagerty, then going 6 pitches before another rainout, St. Cloud fell 5-1 to the two-time state runners-up Friday morning at Osceola County Stadium. at evening, Osceola nally got started against defending 9A state champ Timber Creek, and started slow. Despite digging out of an early 3-0 hole, the Kowboys dropped a 4-3 decision. Hagerty (22-5), jumped to a 5-0 lead in St. Cloud (15-8) aer two innings, getting three in the rst, all with two outs, thanks to two hits, two walks, a wild pitch and an error. The Bulldogs, needing big hits in the big spots its gotten them in earlier in the season, came up empty, going 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position thanks to three hits, six walks and a Huskies error they got baserunners and le 11 men on base. We put ourselves in some bad situations at the plate, and Hagerty played great defense, St. Cloud Coach Bo ODell said. I told them, dont dene the season by this game, youve done something that hasnt been done at the school in like 30 years (winning a regional quarternal). And we only lose three seniors that are big pieces. Hagerty was scheduled to play at George Jenkins in Tuesdays regional nal. Down 3-0 against the Wolves, Osceola scored three in the h inning to tie their game at 3 apiece. Markeys Tavares reached on an error and Pedro Figueroa walked to lead o the inning, then Keneth Badillo drove them in with a double. Badillo later scored on Luis Nunezs sacrice y. But the defending state champs got a run in the sixth and the Kowboys could not answer, despite getting two runners on in the bottom of the seventh, and their season ended at 19-7. ey got the timely hits and their pitcher (Brett Neilan, two hits, 10 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings) was the best wed seen all year, OHS Coach Scott Birchler said. When I looked at the schedule we put together, if you told me wed be back in the regionals at the start of the year Id be like, Well, okay. But it was a great year and I told the kids that aer the game, even if they didnt believe me aer a loss that ended the year. Frogs jumpFSL team back home aer sweep.Page 8. KEN Sports Editor The show was great, but time to cut the lights on the 2017-18 seasonKowboys, Bulldogs fall to state title game teams See Column Page 9. NEWS-GAZETTE PHOTO/MARTIN MADDOCKSt. Cloud outfielder Nicky Matos steals second base safely around Hagerty second baseman Austin Cymermans tag in the Bulldogs 5-1 regional playoff loss May 18 at Osceola County Stadium.FILE PHOTOHarmony offensive weapon Josh Hall, shown hauling in a pass against East River in 2017, ran for 155 yards and a score and caught a touchdown pass from QB Nate Herstich in the Longhorns 37-0 spring game victory last week at Cypress Creek. If the high school sports season is like a playhouse, then its time to bring up the lights and bring down the curtain. But, like any good acting company, there will be plenty of rehearsals going on back stage over the summer before the doors swing back open in the fall. So, how was the production? I give an ovation. Lots of people say at this time of year, Wow, where did the school year go? It just ew by. Feels like we just got started Um, no it didnt, and doesnt. It felt like a long year to me, and not because it was bad or anything. On the contrary, there were a lot of accomplishments document, games to break down and many athletes to talk about who have been doing it the right way. The review of the 2017-18 Osceola County athletic season reads like a Playbill book, with a cast of characters that led their teams to successful seasons at least once we cleared the stage of debris from Hurricane Irma. How successful? It seemed like multiple teams were always qualifying for the playos. In the team sports, the county had two boys basketball teams and three girls hoops squads (more on one of them later) make their way into the regionals, as well as two football teams, softball teams and baseball teams each, three boys volleyball clubs and two ag football teams. Thanks to the City of Life girls basketball squad, the NewsGazette was able to continue its seemingly annual tradition of trekking to the HP Funding Center in Lakeland for the state basketball tournament. And, thanks to the Warriors, I nally got to write the, Our team won it all! story, as Coach Ray Buggs team of underclassmen took down the Class 2A state crown. Its the third year an FHSAA stained oak basketball trophy made it back to Osceola County, following Osceolas boys 9A championship last year and Poincianas Class 5A crown in 2016. e Warriors starting ve in Lakeland read: junior, junior, junior, sophomore, freshman, so something tells me the good folks in Lakeland will remember me. Celebration Highs administrators, most notably Athletic Director Rick Tribit, was a busy stagehand this season, and not because he tackled those AD duties while coaching the Storm wrestling team. Celebration advanced to the state seminals in boys soccer and to the championship game in boys volleyball, before falling to state or nationally-ranked squads. If it sounds like I made a lot of trips to Celebration this year, I did. My poor Hyundai Accent can now drive itself there on autopilot (after stopping at a particular 192 Japanese buet on the way for dinner), which begs the question: could the county have built that place any farther back in the corner of the Earth? Hunter Hummel, the Storms state champion discus thrower, can chuck a puck into Polk County from the Bushey Stadium visitors bleachers, for cryin out loud! As for the school at the other end of the county, Harmonys boys golf team, aer years of close regional nishes, qualied for the state tournament as a team for the rst time in school history. Aside from City of Lifes girls and Celebrations soccer and volleyball teams, no other teams won multiple regional games, and that includes in football. Osceola, which rumbled through CONTACT KEN JACKSON OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE SPORTS EDITOR EMAIL KJACKSON@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM TWITTER @OSCEOLASPORTS


Page 8 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 SUBMITTED PHOTOHarmony High Schools Cole Thompson, pictured with (clockwise from left), sister Drea, father Dale and mother Rachel, recently signed a competitive fishing scholarship with Bethel (Tenn.) University. He has earned All-State honors and has competed in open events like the Bass Eastern Open.Harmony High graduate Cole Thompson earns shing scholarship to Bethel University in TennesseeFire Frogs take three from Dunedin for seasons rst series sweep; return home this weekendCongratulations to Cole Thompson for earning a Fishing scholarship to Bethel University in McKenzie, Tenn. Thompson, a graduating senior at Harmony High School, has been fishing since an early age. He was fortunate to have grandparents residing on both East Lake Toho and Lake Gentry growing up. He began competitive shing in 7th grade and joined the local Teen Sport Fishing Association Angling Club. Once he reached high school he became a member of the Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Club and was the clubs President this school year. ompson qualied for and shed all the national tournaments throughout his high school career. Last year him and his partner placed second at Nationals. ompson was picked as one of two high school anglers in Florida to be recognized as the Bassmaster All-State High School Fisherman. Thompson has also shed other bigger circuits. This past year he fished the Bass Eastern Open on Lake Toho as a co-angler and placed 14th out of 200 anglers. Look for Cole to be successful at the collegiate level and beyond. Heres the Lake Toho Wednesday Night Shootout results for May 16: 22 teams came out and dodged the rains. Congratulations to rst-time winners Cotton and Jerred with their vesh limit of 22.74 pounds that included the Denali Rods Big Fish of the night, a 9.83-pound Toho Piggy, and TrophyCatch Florida qualifying Bass. Coming in second with another limit was the team of Mike and Kirt with 16.67 pounds. ird went to the duo of Butch and Austin with 15.83 pounds. And there were enough teams to pay fourth place so Terry and Paul squeezed in their with 14.63 pounds. Overall there were 69 bass caught for a total of 177.18 pounds. ese tournaments are open to all. Join in any Wednesday. e Fourth Toho Marine Elite One Man Series was held last Saturday and 34 anglers competed for cash and Angler of the Year points on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Twentysix teams caught a limit and 387 pounds of bass was brought across the scales. Six places were paid out. Congratulations to Rick Danner, his 26.24 pounds took rst place and earned $1,160 plus an additional $155 for having the second Big Bass of the tournament. Charlie Harrelson was second with 23.97 pounds, which included the Enigma Fishing Big Bass of the Tournament, a 7.70-pounder. He claimed $465 for his finish and $310 for that Big Bass. Don Eady landed 19.38 pounds and received a third-place check for $349. Coming in fourth Place was Rich Howes with 19.23 pounds giving him a check for $135. Jesse Tacorante took h place with 17.43 pounds getting him a check for $110. And the last payout, $105, went to the sixth place Nick Kefalides with 17.05 pounds. e next One Man Tournament will be held on West Lake Toho out of the Southport Ramp on June 16. Were expecting a wet Memorial Day weekend, so make the best of it. Tight lines, friends! CINDY JOINTThe Reel Deal By Ken Jackson Sports Editor e Florida Fire Frogs seem to have found the ame thats in their name. It took a thrilling nish, but The Atlanta Braves Class A Florida State League team pulled off their rst ever three-game sweep of an opponent with a 7-6, 10-inning victory over the Dunedin Blue Jays at Dunedin Stadiumon Wednesday. e team is back at home this weekend, to play the Tampa Tarpons (New York Yankees aliate) today at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. e weekend is part of the Fire Frogs Summer Bash promotion. The seven-game home stand continues Tuesday through ursday with 6:30 games against Dunedin. On Wednesday, Kurt Hoekstra singled home Christian Pache in the 10th inning for the winning margin, and reliever Devan Watts worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half of the 10th to preserve the victory. Florida (19-23) used long balls to give starting pitcher Jeremy Walker a cushion, as Braxton Davidson and Lucas Herbert hit two-run and three-run shots in a six-run second inning. Despite Walkers solid start six innings, seven strikeouts, three hits and a string of 11 batters retired through the fourth the bullpen couldnt hold the lead, and Dunedin (18-27) used a four-run seventh to tie the game. The Florida Fire Frogs took both ends of a Tuesdaydoubleheader against the Dunedin Blue Jays with 5-1 and 6-2 victories. Despite being no-hit by the combination of Angel Perdomo and Jake Fishman going into the seventh inning of the rst game, the Fire Frogs strung together an attack against Jackson McClelland in the seventh to take the late lead. Garrison Schwartz walked, moved up to second on an single o the bat ofBraxton Davidson and Ray-Patrick Didder followed with a bunt single to load the bases with nobody out. With one out Marcus Mooney ared an RBI single to shallow right to give the Fire Frogs a 1-0 advantage. e Blue Jays tied it in the bottom of the inning, but Fire Frogs responded with a four-spot in the eighth thanks to RBI at-bats from Hoesktra, Schwartz, Davidson and Didder. Sean McLaughlinworked a perfect eighth to lock down the win. Kyle Mullertook the hill to start the game and held the Blue Jays off the scoreboard through ve-plus innings. In the second game, Herbert and Didder both drove in a pair of runs and took a 6-0 lead in the h that would never seriously be challenged. Center elder Pache and catcher Brett Cumberland added RBIs to pad the lead for pitchers Connor Johnstone and Justin Kelly (2-1), who earned the win out of the bullpen by holding the Blue Jays to just one hit over two innings of relief. 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Saturday, May 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 9 SPORTS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that Public Hearings will be held by the Board of County Commissioners beginning at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as practical, on June 4, 2018, in the Osceola County Administration Building, Commission Chambers, 4th Floor, 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida, 34741 to consider the following: 1. Adoption of Ordinance #18-36 for CPA18-0001: An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Osceola County, Florida, relating to an amendment of the Osceola County Comprehensive Plan; Providing for adoption of Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment CPA18-0001, Osceola County Community Development (Applicant); Providing for amendment to the Parks and Recreation Element; Including conformance of the text of the Comprehensive Plan to the adopted amendment; Providing for correction effective date. Commission District: Countywide Development, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 1100, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays except holidays. Written comments may be submitted to the Community Development Department at the above address. For questions regarding these requests please contact the Osceola County Community Development Department at 407-742-0200; fax number at 407-742-0206 or email at Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to these items. Any person requiring special accommodations at the public meeting because of a 407-742-2100, at 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, prior to the meeting. Complete details of all Board of County Commissioners meetings are posted at 052618.SNG CURBSIDE COLLECTION SERVICES WILL BE IN EFFECT ON MEMORIAL DAYThe Osceola County Solid Waste Department will observe the following holiday schedule: On Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day) The administrative ofces and the Bass Road Recycle Center will be closed. Curbside garbage and recycle collection will run as normally scheduled. _________________________________________SERVICIOS DE RECOLLECIN DE BASURA Y RECICLAJEEl Departamento de desperdicios solidos observara el horario para el siguente dia de esta: Lunes 28 de Mayo, 2018 (Dia de Conmemoracin de los Caidos) Las ocinas administrativas y el Centro de Reciclaje de la Calle Bass estarn cerradas. Sin embargo, sus servicios de recoleccin de basura y reciclaje no sern interumpido. Osceola County Solid Waste Department 750 S. Bass Road Kissimmee, FL 34746 407-742-7750 052618.SNG For more information, visit St. Cloud Bulldogs volleyball camp St. Cloud High School girls and boys volleyball coach Ettie Singleton will hold the St. Cloud Volleyball Camp for all kids in 4th-10th grade in the Bulldog gym May 29 through June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp fee is $90 (includes T-shirt), payable at the door on opening day. For information contact Coach Singleton at singlete@osceola.k12. .us. Kiwanis Club golf e 10th annual Kiwanis Club of Kissimmee Bluegrass Golf Tournament is June 2 at 8 a.m. at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links to benet Osceola County youth. $70 fee includes golf (4-person scramble), range balls, continental breakfast, lunch, closest to the pin and long drive contests and prizes. For information call Dan George at 407-973-5870. Beaver named 2nd Team All-Conference Dallas Beaver, an alumnus of Heritiage Christian School and Osceola, was named to the American Athletic Conference Second Team All-Conference baseball team. The sophomore made 24 starts as the designated hitter, 20 at catcher and 10 at third base and hit .281 with six home runs and 30 RBI. Beaver made some huge strides to develop into a consistent bat in our lineup after a freshman year when he didnt have a lot of atbats, Knights Coach Greg Lovelady said. St. Cloud 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@ City of Life Basketball Camp City of Life Christian Academy, the Class 2A girls state champions, will host a Basketball Skills Development Camp, instructed by Warriors Coach Ray Buggs, Jun 4-8 (1st-5th grades) and June 11-15 (6th-8th) from 8 a.m. to noon. Camp cost is $75 per camper and includes T-shirt. For information contact Buggs at 407-749-3990. 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 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. SPORTS BRIEFSCOLUMNContinued from Page 7. its district for sixth straight time, earned a playo berth the easy way in the states new point system that eliminated playoff spots for district runners-up in the states four biggest classes and instead issued points for taking on better programs, and beating them. ats how Gateway, despite finishing third in District 8A-7 at 6-4, made the playos for the second time in three years aer never going for the Panthers rst 29 years of existence. Harmony, also 6-4 under new Coach Don Simon, was also in the running thanks to the point system and thanks to a Longhorns passing oense that saw quarterback Nate Herstich break the school record for season yardage and the county record with 30 TD passes until the seasons nal week. Osceola, after rolling through an undefeated regular season and handling Bradenton Manatee in its playoff opener, hosted an epic battle against Dr. Phillips that was an instant classic for the wrong reason for Kowboys fans. OHS, aer blocking a punt and kicking a eld goal, took a 13-10 lead with two minutes le, only to watch the Panthers return the ensuing kicko to mideld, drive into the red zone and toss an eight-yard, thirddown touchdown pass with 15 seconds le and win it, 17-13. If were giving out statuettes, those two-plus hours of my life earn the Game of the Year honors, despite the outcome. Aer all, Dr. Phillips went on to claim the Class 8A state title at Camping World Stadium three weeks later. Individually, Celebrations Hummel, who avenged a runner-up discus finish at the state track meet last year, was a state champion, along with Osceola wrestler Malyke Hines, who defended his 126-pound Class 3A state title, and OHS girls weightlifter Virginie Beljour, who took the state 100-pound championship. ats a lot, and youll get to continue reading about them as the spring season Player of the Year stories start running next week. But its just a small sample of the athletes who did it the right way on elds, gyms, tracks and in classrooms. A full cast of them earned athletic scholarships my email and notebook runneth over with signing ceremony photos and chats with athletes who will continue their sports passions in college, on the schools dime, of course. Much of my summer will be dedicated to working all of them into the sports section as soon as possible. Let me take this chance to thank the players, most parents, the coaches, school athletic directors and School District AD Ryan Adams for making my job of writing the reviews so much easier. Behind the scenes, those people do so much for our children to help them reach the bigger stage of their choosing, in sports and in life. So, now what? Our varsity athletes, current and upcoming for next year, will probably take a couple weeks for the beach, vacations and some sleep before heading back out for workouts, travel sports and training. e Florida Fire Frogs, a cast already playing pro ball, will keep doing their thing through August at least on the days Mother Nature doesnt do hers. And while the Orlando SeaWolves indoor soccer team wont kick o until November-ish, theyll start to take shape as a roster and an organization in the coming months. Say what you will about soccer, and playing it indoors; this is going to do really, really well, or I will oer to stand in goal blindfolded and let you all shoot penalty kicks at me. Its season is during the Orlando City Soccer offseason, their fans will need a soccer x and come down here and some of those people are crazy. Cant wait! In August, Tohopekaliga High School (I cant type that without bruising a knuckle) will have its opening act with a full slate of teams. When I rst started working here in 2000, there were four public schools and two of us covering them. is August Ill have eight to cover by myself. (All Im saying is, Im just sayin.) Sounds like we have our plot for the play well call the 2018-19 season. When it comes to 201718, all thats le to say is Cut!


Page 10 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 Though many people are quick to refer to Memorial Day as the unofficial beginning of summer, the day is much more than that. Initially known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day to remember those military members who died in service of the country. The origins of Memorial Day remain a topic of debate. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y. as the official birthplace of Memorial Day. However, the roots of Memorial Day likely run much deeper, as researchers at Duke University note that during the Civil War, organized womens groups in the south had begun to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. Memorial Day as we know it today can likely be traced to Charleston, S.C., where teachers, missionaries and some members of the press gathered on May 1, 1865 to honor fallen soldiers. During the Civil War, captured Union soldiers were held at the Charleston Race Course and hundreds died during captivity. Upon their deaths, soldiers were buried in unmarked graves. When the Civil War ended, the May Day gathering was organized as a memorial to all the men who had died during captivity. The burial ground was landscaped, and those freed as a result of the Civil War played an integral role in the event at the Charleston Race Course. While the event in Charleston might have been the first Memorial Day-type celebration in the southern United States, General John A. Logan is often cited as inspiring similar events in the north. As commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, a veterans organization for men who served in the Civil War, General Logan issued a proclamation just five days after the Charleston event that called for Decoration Day to be observed annually across the country. Logan preferred the event not be held on the anniversary of any particular battle, and thus the day was observed for the first time on May 30. Celebrating the day in May also was significant to event organizers because May is a month when flowers are in bloom, making it easier for observers of the holiday to place flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. In 1868, events were held at more than 180 cemeteries in 27 states, and those figures nearly doubled in 1869. By 1890, every northern state officially recognized Decoration Day as a state holiday. But southern states honored their dead on a different day until after World War I, when the holiday was changed to recognize Americans who died in any war and not just the Civil War. Nearly every state now celebrates Memorial Day, a name for the holiday first used in 1882, on the last Monday in May.The history of Memorial Day 3 Memorial Day weekend travel tips CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. In 2017, the automotive group AAA estimated that 40 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more on Memorial Day weekend. ose estimates also projected that 34.6 million vehicles would be used to make those trips. Often referred to as the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day and the weekend that precedes it has become synonymous with beach trips and backyard barbecues. Travelers who want to avoid trac jams and ensure their weekends get o on the right foot can benet from employing these three travel-savvy strategies. 1. Start the weekend early. In its State of American Vacation 2017 survey, Project: Time O found that 662 million vacation days were unused in 2016. People traveling for Memorial Day who typically leave some vacation days on the table can start their weekends early this year. Many oces close early the Friday before Memorial Day, and workers who arent so lucky may just leave work early, meaning Friday aernoon trac gures to be heavy. By leaving ursday aernoon or evening, travelers can avoid the Friday rush to the beach. 2. Take public transportation. Travelers who cant take an extra day o or leave work early the Friday before Memorial Day may want to consider taking public transportation to their beach destinations instead of driving themselves. In 2016, the U.S.-based data rm Inrix noted that a trac-free Friday jaunt from New York City to Long Islands East end would take 90 minutes, while the same trip would take three hours and 40 minutes on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Travelers who cant leave early can save themselves from the stress of holiday trac jams by letting someone else do the navigating. 3. Be patient and depart on Saturday morning. Travelers who can be patient may nd that waiting to depart for their destinations until Saturday can save them from dealing with much of the stress of traveling on Memorial Day weekend. e benets of being patient may depend on where travelers live, as the Inrix study noted that Friday was the busiest day to leave Los Angeles on Memorial Day weekend, while San Diego residents tended to deal with the most trac on Saturday. An added benet of waiting until Saturday is the likelihood that such travelers will not return home until Tuesday, avoiding trac on Monday, which tends to be the busiest return travel day of the weekend. Memorial Day weekend travel tends to be hectic. But savvy travelers with some exibility can take steps to make their trips less stressful. Memorial Day is celebrated each May to commemorate the people who died in service of the United States of America. Even though barbecues and visions of the upcoming summer weather may command much of the attention come Memorial Day weekend, the holiday really serves as a remembrance for those military members who paid the ultimate sacrice for their country, as well as the personnel who continue to protect and serve today. Memorial Day origins Memorial Day was first known as Decoration Day and was borne out of the Civil War. On May 30, 1868, General John Logan, a national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, decreed General Order No. 11, which designated the day for the purpose of strewing with owers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. May 30th was chosen because it wasnt the anniversary of any particular battle. It took several years for the rst state to recognize the holiday, which New York adopted in 1873. By 1890, all northern states recognized Decoration Day. When the holiday changed from commemorating those who died ghting the Civil War to honoring Americans who died ghting in any war aer World War I, the South began to recognize it as well. Although Memorial Day pays homage to the brave people who perished ghting for their country, it also is an opportunity to recognize the military men and women and their families who continue to work to ensure the freedom of Americans. The United States Armed Forces is renowned for its size and strength. Various sources suggest the size of the United States military is somewhere between 1.4 and 1.6 million active service people. e military is comprised of the Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Each of these military branches also has its own reserves. ere are many ways to honor active, reserve and former veterans, as well as those who died in service of their country. Help Veterans of Foreign Wars distribute red poppies as a visual reminder of the militarys eorts. Volunteer at a veterans hospital or visit a wounded veteran at home. Offer financial, legal or career expertise through the Corporation for National & Community Service ( Help to maintain the veteran area of a nearby cemetery. Place ags on all of the graves. Befriend military families who frequently relocate, making a concerted eort to welcome them into your community. Educate children about past wars and the services the military provides. Visit a military museum or historic site. Observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 pm local time for one minute. Post a message to the troops at the USO website ( Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. For many, Memorial Day weekend also signies their rst chance to invite friends and family over for a backyard barbecue. While some never put their grills away for the winter, braving the cold so they can keep grilling year-round, many may need a refresher to ensure their Memorial Day barbecue starts summer o on the right foot. Stock up on supplies. Before hosting your rst backyard barbecue, take inventory of your supplies, making sure you have a spatula, tongs, oven mitts, a sturdy grill brush, and other accessories you may need during grilling season. Check each item to make sure its not worse for wear and do the same with the grill as well. Replace supplies that have too much wear and tear in advance of Memorial Day weekend so you have one less item on your to-do list come the day of the barbecue. Designate some time to do some cleaning. Even if you cleaned the grill and patio furniture before putting the items in storage for the winter, they likely will need to be cleaned again before you host your first soiree of the season. Remove any dust and check for spider webs or signs of other critters that might have made your furniture home over the cold winter. Droppings from rodents can be dangerous, and spiders can bite unsuspecting grillmasters. Clean patio furniture before putting it out as well. Find some new recipes. Hot dogs and hamburgers are perfectly acceptable backyard barbecue fare, but hosts who want to treat their guests to something new this summer can nd a host of recipes online. Consider recipes for grilled vegetables so vegetarian guests can enjoy freshly grilled foods alongside your other guests. Just be sure to separate veggies from meat on the grill so vegetarian guests are not hesitant to eat. And while grilled meat tends to be popular at backyard barbecues, dont overlook recipes for grilled sh that can be both nutritious and delicious. Get guests home safe. Memorial Day gatherings tend to be festive, but keep an eye on guests to ensure that no one consumes an excessive amount of alcohol. Keep a list of local cab companies on hand or download a car service app to your smartphone so safe means of transportation are always within reach. Memorial Day barbecue tips


Saturday, May 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 11 By Jessica Sullivan In Central Florida, many farmers and gardeners take a break from growing vegetables in the summer. If youre new to the area, the summer growing season is about May September here. Heat, pests, and frequent rains make growing hard on many crops and growers. But a few tropical, heat-loving plants make summer gardening easy. Admittedly not a big fan of green stu, I personally nd the avor and texture of these greens more appealing than common lettuce or kale. Any of the following can be grown in containers, raised garden beds, or in the soil. Although they are all called spinach, they are not related to the spinach that most of us know. Malabar spinach (Basella alba) is a beautiful, vining plant with tasty leaves and stems. It is grown from seed or cuttings and can be trellised. I like these crunchy and mild greens raw in salad, but they can also be steamed, sauted, or used in omelets and soups. Harvest leaves and allow them to regrow on the vines; pinch o owers to keep leaf production more vigorous. ere are two types of this plant; the green variety is more vigorous, while the purple-stemmed Rubra variety is well suited to smaller spaces and containers. Neither will become invasive. Save some seeds to replant next spring, as this plant will die out with cooler weather. Okinawa spinach (Gynura crepioides) can be grown in sun-part shade, and is started from cuttings. Leaves are delicious and tangy raw, and if eating as a cooked green, they are best steamed. A portion of leaves from stems may be harvested continually. Frequent harvesting encourages more compact growth. Pests, diseases, or cold weather may cause seasonal dieback of leaves, but the plant usually regrows. Longevity spinach (Gynura procumbens) is closely related to Okinawa spinach and can be grown nearly the same, however, it will do best in a container that can be moved to a protected area during cold weather. I dont nd it as avorful as Okinawa spinach, but it is being researched for its potential to lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, and reduce inflammation, among other health benets. You wont nd these unusual plants at local big box stores, but they are available at local specialty nurseries, permaculture gatherings, and from online sources. By Jennifer DiDomenico A&E Editor Grab your best cosplay costume. MegaCon Orlando is happening now at the Orange County Convention Center. The Southeasts largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, attracting more than 100,000 fans every year, started on ursday and runs through Sunday. Its day three of MegaCon Orlando and were delighted to see the fans buzzing about the ultimate fan experience that they are living this weekend, said FANEXPO HQ Vice President Andrew Moyes. We have delivered the star power to Orlando with guests such as Je Goldblum, Jason Momoa and Norman Reedus. New elements including the WWE Celebrities, Master of Cosplay Competition and Youtubers are fulfilling our mission of evolving and improving the experience for our visitors year over year. e rest of weekend is sure to be action-packed! MegaCon Orlando is Central Floridas premier spot for fans to join panel discussions by some of the biggest names in entertainment history. A handful of this years celebrity guests include Jason Momoa (DC Justice League), Je Goldblum (Jurassic Park; or: Ragnarok), Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), Michael Cudlitz (e Walking Dead), Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who). Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon and Wallace Shawn from e Princess Bride will also be present for a reunion of the 1987 fairytale adventure lm. Designed for the whole family, the convention oers a Family Zone, lled with familyfriendly activities like crafts, superhero meet-and-greets, coloring contests and more. Families and friends dressed in cosplay can strike a pose in the Cosplay Photo Park a fun place to take photos on themed backdrops like a medieval castle, space age exploration or postapocalyptic streetscape, and even meet other cosplayers. New this year, the rst-ever cosplay competition, Master of Cosplay Grand Prix. The competition is divided into four divisions, based on skill level, including Masters Division, Journeyman Division, Novice Division and Youth Division. Cosplayers will compete to win a grand prize, all-expense paid trip to Fan Expo Canada to compete in the nal round of the Master of Cosplay Grand Prix. MegaCon Same Day and Deluxe Passes tickets are available online, or at the venue throughout the remainder of the event. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit www. Dont forget: Guests who dress up in their cosplay costumes and visit Ripleys Believe It or Not! Orlando this weekend will receive 20 percent off general admission. This promotion will run through Sunday, for walk-in guests only. Sciand pop culture fans can extend the fun at Disneys Hollywood Studios, as it presents Star Wars: Galactic Nights. e one-night special event celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with out-of-this-world entertainment, including exclusive encounters with Star Wars characters, event-exclusive merchandise, specialty food and beverage, plus much more. CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM Massive MegaCon stretches to Sunday Greens that beat the heat PHOTO/MEGACONMegaCon, the Southeasts largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, attracting more than 100,000 fans every year, started on Thursday and runs through Sunday. Alligator safety tips as summer vacation season beginsWith the start of the busy summer vacation, Gatorland reminds its park guests and the traveling public that any body of water in the state of Florida can be home to alligators. Here are some important things to keep in mind: Take note that its alligator breeding season right now. Alligators can be very territorial and many are on the move looking for mates. When there is a drought and water levels are low, this also puts alligators on the move. Use extra caution in the morning or evening hours in shallow water, as alligators may think the splashing is an animal at the waters edge or is in distress. Stay away from alligators you see in the wild and do not feed them. Remember, it is against the law in Florida to feed an alligator. Report any alligator concerns by contacting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission through http:// Gatorland is a 100-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment. The park originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949. Today, it features thousands of alligators and crocodiles. For more Gatorland information, visit www.gatorland. com or call 800-393-JAWS. See Student, Page 12. Jessica Sullivan is a sustainable agriculture and food systems agent with University of University of Florida/ IFAS Extension Osceola County. For more information, contact UF IFAS Extension in Osceola at 321-697-3000. Honor student nominated for Congress of Future Medical LeadersFranco Nazarian, an 11th grade student at St. Cloud High School, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., June 25-27. e Congress is an honorsonly program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research elds. e purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal. Franco Nazarian was nominated by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, and the science director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent SCHS based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the eld of medicine. During the three-day Congress, Franco will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League Franco Nazarian


Page 12 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 WHEN: July 16 20, 2018 WHO: Grades 6 8 COST: $75 per child, includes t-shirts and food (Scholarships Available)For more information please visit our Education page on: t oho wat e r.c om TOHO WATER AUTHORITY SUMMER CAMP 2018 Science + engineering activities Field trips promoting sustainability + green practices Everything relating to water + our environment EXTENSION SERVICES 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 nancial potential and develop a plan to make your money work for you. Register at: http://ocfcs. 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 for 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 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. ursday 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 SafeStaff recognition, and hold recognition for 3 years. Pre-registration is required Register at http://ocfcs. by June 3. STUDENTContinued from Page 11 and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology. is is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially, said Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. Focused, bright and determined students like Franco Nazarian are our future, and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him. e academy oers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the academy offers are online social networks through, which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and nances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more. e National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. Based in Washington, D.C. and with offices in Boston, the academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists. For more information, visit Two Osceola students named merit $2,500 scholarship winnersThe National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced two Osceola County students as National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. They are Luis Henrique Prado Cunha, of Celebration High, who plans to attend Duke University and Lynna Marie Morris, who also attends Celebration High, plans to attend George Washington University. Luis and Lynna, along with the other 2,500 Merit Scholar designees across the nation, were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. e scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the nalists and their high schools, including: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and See Students Page 15.Avoid invasive plant speciesIntuition may suggest all plants that provide habitats for wildlife and produce oxygen for the atmosphere are good no matter where they are planted. However, non-native plant species that are introduced into areas across North America can pose significant threats to an ecosystem. Foreign plants can wreak havoc on native plant species and agricultural industries. Scores of plants are aggressively invading certain areas of the country. Invasive species are introduced largely due to human action, such as planting non-native plants. Plants also may be introduced through boating and fishing. Wind and rain may introduce nonnative plants to a particular region, while some plants are introduced through animals. The organization says that not all non-native plants are harmful and some can be benecial. But non-native plants that take over and cause severe damage in areas outside of their normal range are considered to be invasive, and eorts must be made to keep invasives under control. Gaining awareness of the pathways through which invasives spread can help people avoid introducing invasive species. Some invasive plants are very attractive and they may be for sale at some garden centers, but such plants should be avoided for the benet of local ecosystems. In addition, weeds and seeds can be hidden in potting mixes or lawn and garden products and essentially sneak their way into regions where they do not belong. See Plant Page 15.


Saturday, May 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 13 Bobcat Tiger Cub Wolf Bear Webelos Scout TenderfootSecond Class First Class Star Life Eagle Orlandos Only Airboat & Wildlife Park Experience3301 Lake Cypress Rd. Kenansville, FL 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. Study looks for dogs with CIL diseaseBy Cathy M. Rosenthal Dear Cathy, I would like to bring some attention to a terrible disease that strikes all breeds of dogs, but rarely gets any publicity Canine Intestinal Lymphangiectasis, which is an intestinal disease, causing diarrhea, swelling and malabsorption. I had never heard of it before my 8-yearold bulldog Daisy was diagnosed through an ultrasound and biopsy. She died six months later despite a low-fat diet, lots of medication and several rounds of plasma. There seems to be no set protocol for treating this disease, and every dog is dierent as far as their reaction. The CIL Education Group on Facebook has 685 members, and I highly recommend them to anyone dealing with this disease as they have lots of good information and offer tremendous support. While some dogs can be maintained for years on a special diet and medication, many die within months of being diagnosed like my Daisy, and it is a helpless feeling. I would appreciate your thoughts on CIL and like to know why there isnt more research being done so that a cure can be found? Carol, Las Vegas, NV Dear Carol, Your letter is timely. Dr. Kenneth Simpson, Professor of Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, is currently conducting research on Canine Intestinal Lymphangiectasis (CIL) in Yorkshire terriers. The research is sponsored by the American Kennel Club and the Yorkshire Terrier Health Foundation. Simpson says their goal is to determine the underlying genetic basis of a breed-specific protein-losing enteropathy that is characterized by lymphangiectasis and crypt cysts. In other words, they are researching the genetic basis for CIL in the hopes of designing a genetic markerbased test that can prevent the breeding of dogs with this condition in the future. CIL is a rare canine disorder in which the lymph cells dilate and cannot contain their uid, which results in protein loss, diarrhea and malabsorption. Fluid leakage can extend into the abdomen and ll the chest wall, making breathing difficult, says Simpson. Other symptoms can include seizures, tremors and shaking, but these also mimic other diseases. Diagnosis is made by physical exam, blood test, and ultra sound and biopsy of the intestine. The three breeds that are most susceptible to this disease are Yorkshire terriers, so-coated wheaten terriers, and the Lundehund. But, as we learn from your bulldog Daisy, any dog can get CIL. While many dogs respond to fat-restricted diets and anti-inammatory medications, says Simpson, there is no cure and a 50 percent fatality rate in the rst year. To conduct the research, Cornell University needs 300 blood samples from Yorkshire terriers diagnosed with CIL. ey wont provide individual results, but the contribution may lead to the creation of the genetic test. To anyone interested, send an email to with the subject line CIL Blood Samples for Study for more information. Dear Cathy, My 7-year-old white canary hasnt sung in over a year. It used to be beautiful. Ive not made any signicant changes to his routine. His diet is the same, a combination of commercial canary bird seed, long seed, egg treats and fresh greens and fruit. I play two different CDs of canary song, and the most this elicits is a note or two. I hope you can provide me with a few hints to restore his song. Kevin, Bethpage, NYSee Dogs, Page 15. Cub Scout Day Camp A Summer AdventureOsceola Districts leaders gathered last week for the May Roundtable meeting, in order to plan the fun Scouting program calendar for the summer and fall. One mainstay of the summer Scouting schedule is Cub Scout Day Camp, which this year is June 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each at the Elks Lodge on Kings Highway. Cub Scout Day Camp oers all Scouts a fun, exciting, and productive week of Scouting for boys and girls entering rst through h grade. e fee for this fun-lled, action-packed adventure is $120 and includes a patch, t-shirt (which campers will where each day), materials, and programs. A BSA Medical Form parts A and B must be lled out for each child attending day camp, and can be found by going to: https://lestore.scouting. org/lestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf ose who want to volunteer on Day Camp Sta get a patch, t-shirt, coee cup, and best of all a $25 rebate for their Scout if they volunteer for the entire week. Volunteers also must ll out a medical form and have a current Youth Protection Training certicate on le at camp. Volunteers can do things like Teach a cra or Scouting skill, help with check-in during the mornings and make presentations to Packs to encourage Scouts to attend camp. For further information, contact Day Camp Director Bill Dickey at


Page 14 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 DAILYSATURDAY05-26BLOOD DRIVE Because the need for blood does not take a holiday, select area businesses are showing their Memorial Day patriotism by hosting blood drives through Tuesday, May 29. Donors can share their power to save lives and families by giving blood and enjoy a $10 Gi Card, plus a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. For locations and hours, visit ONEBLOOD.ORG/MEMORIALSATURDAY MORNINGS AT BOK TOWER Spend the morning learning about native Florida plants, wildlife and more surrounded by the beauty of Floridas best garden for children. Each week, kids can learn more about the world around them at the Discovery Cart and express their creativity with a special art project at Doodle Bug Art Place. Activities are included in general admission, free for members. CAFFEINE AND CLASSICS Caeine and Classics in Tampa, hosted by Streetside Classics. e event runs on select Saturdays. Search Streetside Classics on Facebook for information and other event dates. SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL Sunset Music Festival kicks o with performances on Saturday and Sunday, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Festival tickets can be purchased online. Visit SMFTAMPA.COM/TICKETSSUNDAY05-27BOK GARDENS Free admission to Bok Gardens in honor of Memorial Day, for all retired and active military persons. Valid ID required for free entry. BAHAARI Bahaari is popping up at Canvas Market: 13615 Sachs Avenue in Orlando. Shop a variety of unique, hand-made accessories. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about Bahaari at BAHAARI.COM YOGA Yoga in the Mennello Museum of American Arts Sculpture Garden from 9 to 10 a.m. Visit MENNELLOMUSEUM.ORGWEDNESDAY05-30SPIRIT NIGHT Main Street Pizza is hosting a Spirit Night. Partial proceeds will benet Healing Touch erapeutic Riding Center. BECOME A CERTIFIED TEACHER Meet with an American Board representative to learn how you can become a certied teacher in Florida without going back to college or student teacher requirements. e event is free and open to the public and runs 6:45-7:45 p.m. Orange County Library Herndon Branch: 4324 East Colonial Drive in Orlando. 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.ORGFRIDAY06-01VALENCIA PRESENTATION AND Q&A An information session will be held at Valencias Osceola Campus from 10 to 11 a.m. in Building 4, Room 105. e session includes a presentation about Valencia, a Q&A, plus information on steps to enrollment, the admission process, nancial aid, and career options and programs. is is not a new student orientation. Park in lot D or E. THE SILVER SPURS RODEO e Silver Spurs Rodeo is back in town for two days. Junior Bull Riding and Barrel Racing, Mutton Busting, Pee Wee Quadrille and more. Tickets are $15 for adults, free for children (ages 10 and under). SILVERSPURSRODEO.COM SATURDAY06-02 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. RELIVE THE 2000s PUB CRAWL Relive the 2000s at the Downtown Orlando 2000s Pub Crawl. Anything and everything will be from the 2000s, even the music. e crawl includes e Patio, Shots, Chillers and more, ending with a block party on Wall Street Plaza. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of. Advanced tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. THE SILVER SPURS RODEO e Silver Spurs Rodeo is back in town for two days. Junior Bull Riding and Barrel Racing, Mutton Busting, Pee Wee Quadrille and more. Tickets are $15 for adults, free for children (ages 10 and under). SILVERSPURSRODEO.COMFAMILY 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. SPLASH INTO SUMMER Splash into Summer a family fun event, presented by the City of Winter Park. e event runs noon to 5 p.m. at Cady Way and Community Center Pools. 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 or visit OSCEOLAHISTORY.ORG/ TRAVELING-TRUNKS-2/ MONDAY06-04POWERUP YOUR STARTUP OR NEW BUSINESS WORKSHOP e CashNLearn Free June enrollment to the PowerUp Your StartUp or New Business Workshop is now open. CNL is committed to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs create robust, successful businesses. e Free 10 session workshop is an interactive, live teleconference so you can join us from the comfort of your own home. e sessions start on June 4 and run on select dates through June 19. All sessions are 7-8 p.m. Join us today and claim your spot at CASHNLEARN.COM. Limited space is available. 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.SATURDAY06-09BOK 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 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. FA MILY 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. Weekly and Monthly Events 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. CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A SUBMISSION. Duck Donuts in Kissimmee is celebrating its customers on National Donut Day. Come out and join the fun all day long on June 1. Enjoy a free donut (bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar), no purchase necessary. Plus raffles, music, photo booths and made-to-order donuts. WHO Everyone is invited!WHAT National Donut DayWHEN 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.WHERE 710 Centerview Blvd. in Kissimmee ONGOINGST. CLOUD LINE DANCE CLUBAll levels of line dance are taught. St. Cloud Community Center, 101 17th St.; Mondays 2-5 p.m., ursdays 5:30-9 p.m.; $2 donation 407-957-7738 or 407-908-5976. FUN SEEKERS TRAVEL CLUB If you are interested in day, overnight and cruise trips, come join us. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Elks Club on Kings Highway, Kissimmee. Coee and Cake is served. Lunch is available at a cost. Membership is $10 per year. If you have any questions, please call 407-846-0088 TAI CHI FOR HEALTH ON SATURDAYS Tai Chi for Health takes place on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Check the library calendar for classes. For more information, call Tracy at 407-900-9003. FLORIDA OMBUDSMANAre you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? The Florida Ombudsman Program currently has volunteer opportunities available statewide. Our volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect and receiving the care they deserve. To learn more about becoming an ombudsman volunteer, visit our website at ombudsman., search for us on Facebook, or call toll-free at 1-888-831-0404. SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH: Bring your pup and celebrate Yappy Hour at College Park. Prizes, raes, free treats, dog beer, local vendors, live music and more. Dog bowls provided. Partial proceeds benet Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. K Restaurant: 1710 Edgewater Drive in Orlando.


Saturday, May 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 15 For a complete list of school events, visit 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 Celebration K-8 School Discovery Intermediate School Osceola Technical College New appointments Transfers 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 Please include your name, city, and state. You can follow her @cathymrosenthal.STUDENTSContinued from Page 12 grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the nalist; and a recommendation written by a high school ocial. is brings Celebration Highs National Merit scholarship winners to three students. Eric Dai, senior at Celebration High School, was previously announced in April as being among 34 Florida students who were awarded corporatesponsored National Merit Scholarship awards this year. PLANTContinued from Page 12 Homeowners who learn to recognize invasive species can decrease their risk of introducing such plants to their properties. The following are some common invasive species: Garlic mustard, Mayweed, Norway maple, Yellow rocket, Australian pine, Oxeye daisy, Bermuda grass, Ground ivy, Chinese privet, Cotton thistle, Purple loosestrife, Japanese honeysuckle, English ivy, Kudzu, Autumn olive and Paper mulberry. People can learn more about invasive species by speaking with lawn and garden professionals. DOGSContinued from Page 13 Dear Kevin, Health is always the first concern, but I am going to assume an avian veterinarian has examined your canary and told you there are no apparent health issues. My next question is, could your canary be a female? Some females sing when they are young but stop aer their rst molt. ese same hens then sing sporadically aer that, but never with the consistency of males. Next, look at his cage. He should live in a medium-sized cage (not too small, not too big) with plenty of perches to exercise throughout the day. He should be in a quiet location, free of dras and with lots of natural sunlight, which is essential in keeping these songbirds from getting depressed. Add a few more vegetables and fruits to your canarys diet, like raw dandelion greens, raw collard greens, broccoli, apples, bananas, oranges, pears, peaches and cherries. If he does sing, even just a little, give him some fruit to mark the behavior and reinforce the habit. Finally, keep your birds nails clipped. Sometimes, if the nails get too long and uncomfortable, a canary will stop singing. Let me know if any of these suggestions helps reengage your bird in song again. Families spend more time staring at screens than ever before. Thanks to smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions, and video games, the average person is exposed to various media throughout a typical day. It can be easy to get swept away and spend much more time staring at screens than is healthy. Screen time can adversely affect ones ability to sleep and eat and may make people less likely to engage in physical activity. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have found that childrens social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-toface interaction and reduced inability to read emotional facial cues due to increased digital media use. In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new policy recommendations on screen time for children. Children younger than 18 months should avoid screen media except for video chatting. Children between the ages of two and ve should limit screen use to one hour per day with high-quality content. Children ages six and older should have consistent limits placed on the time they spend using media so that it doesnt impact behaviors essential to their overall health. is gives caregivers a wide berth in determining just how much media is right for their families. Because media is ubiquitous, families must weigh the pros and cons of screen time in developing media plans that work for their unique situations. A healthy media diet includes smart choices about what media to engage with. Heres how to get started. Determine when screen time seems most disruptive or negatively impactive to the family. This may include during dinnertime or when the family would normally socialize. Make those moments screen-free times. Encourage creative pursuits when consuming media. ese can include making videos or learning to code video games rather than just watching videos or playing games. Make sure to keep bedtime tech-free so that screen time does not interfere with sleep or keeps children (and adults) from getting the quality sleep they need. Many experts recommend avoiding screens at least an hour before retiring. Encourage electronic limits and curfews so that kids and adults can get creative with their free time instead of simply turning to technology. Have plenty of other screen-free options available, such as books, newspapers, board games, and cra items.Media use rules can benefit families


Page 16 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 Manufacturer PhotosSPECIFICATIONS 2018 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED RUBICONVEHICLE TYPE 4-passenger compact 4x4 SUV BASE PRICE $40,495 (as tested: $50,270) ENGINE TYPE 24-valve DOHC V-6 DISPLACEMENT 3.6-liter HORSEPOWER (net) 285 at 6400 rpm TORQUE (lb.-ft.) 260 at 4800 rpm TRANSMISSION 6-speed automatic OVERALL LENGTH 166.8 in. TURNING CIRCLE (curb-to-curb) 34.5 ft. CURB WEIGHT 4,175 lbs. FUEL CAPACITY 18.5 gal. EPA MILEAGE RATING 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highwayTime for Open-Air AdventuresCopyright, Motor Matters, 2018 FOR THE LATEST NEWS WEBSITE AROUNDOSCEOLA.COM Motor Matters Its a Jeep thing, those fun-loving Jeep folk say. While others might not understand, Jeep owners love the attitude that comes with owning these sport utility vehicles: Its not just a vehicle, its an entire culture. Boasting more than 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeeps all-new Wrangler builds on its iconic history with a superlative combination of offroad capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, advanced fuel-ecient powertrains, and superior onand o-road dynamics. Jeep has always represented the ultimate in capability and open-air freedom, and our all-new 2018 Wrangler protects that important legacy and takes it into the future, said Mike Manley, head of Jeep Brand. e 4x4 Wrangler is available in both twoand four-door models, in four dierent trim congurations: Sport ($27,495 twodoor or $30,995 four-door), Sport S ($30,695/$34,195), Sahara ($37,845 fourdoor only) and Rubicon ($37,495/$40,995). Outside, it still carries its recognizable World War II-vintage shape, from its traditional seven-slot grille and fold-down WRANGLERwindshield (because sometimes you might actually WANT bugs and dirt in your face), to its external door hinges, removable doors, and rear-mounted spare tire (with a new security lock system). High-clearance fender flares accommodate 33-inch o-road, all-terrain tires. Wrangler employs four skid plates and bars to protect critical vehicle components including the fuel tank, transfer case, and automatic transmission oil pan while on the trail. Dozens of dierent door, top and windshield combinations allow for endless conguration possibilities. A new half-door design becomes available in 2019. Inside, soft-touch padding replaces the hard-plastic dashboard and trim from a few years ago. Functional features including climate and volume control knobs, media charging and connectivity ports and Engine Stop Start control are all sculpted for quick recognition and are within easy reach of front-seat occupants. Standard 12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout, and a 115-volt AC outlet is available to power select threepronged home electronics. A push-button starter, featuring a weather-proof surround, debuts on the 2018 Wrangler and is easily located within the drivers reach. Weather-proof actually means something here, as the interior is designed to survive not just splashes of water, but a full hose-out if necessary thanks to oneway drain valves. The all-new Wrangler is equipped with the Uconnect 7.0 or 8.4NAV systems (depending on trim) and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Three powertrains are available: A 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 and all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder join the Wrangler lineup, while the familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is upgraded for 2018. The 2.0-liter engine touts 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-. of torque and is mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. e V-6 Pentastar delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-. of torque and now features standard fuel-saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology; a sixspeed manual transmission is standard and a new-to-Wrangler eight-speed automatic transmission is optional. Due in 2019 in four-door models, the 3.0-liter V-6 (also with standard ESS), promises 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-. of torque and is paired with a new eightspeed automatic transmission designed specically to handle the engines increased torque. All options can tow up to 3,500 pounds with the available towing package. I took the two-door, 3.6-liter-powered, manual-shifted Rubicon model offroading in Malibu, Calif., accompanied by adventure driver Nena Barlow. Her guidance helped me use Jeeps CommandTrac, Rock-Trac, and hill descent control systems to discover that the 4x4 Wrangler is amazingly adept at ascending and descending steep hills with a variety of so and hard surfaces, and crawling across deep ruts and other obstacles in the road in rst gear without any fear of stalling. Its approach angle of 44 degrees, breakover angle of 27.8 degrees, departure angle of 37 degrees, and ground clearance of 10.9 inches allow the Wrangler to go anywhere, plus its also capable of fording water up to 30 inches deep. And it does all this with surprising on-road ride manners that allow for remarkable day-to-day livability. Key to the Wranglers open-air spirit is a host of convertible top options, including a new easy-to-use Sky One-Touch powertop that automatically opens and closes the full-length canvas roof with a push of 2018 Jeepa button, as well as two hardtops and a new zipperless SSunrider soft top that features sliding retainers for easier rear passenger window removal. For Jeep owners, spring doesnt really arrive until Go Topless Day. Held in the month of May, the annual Go Topless Day is when Jeep owners ceremoniously take the top o their Wrangler to leave winter behind and celebrate the adventure of warm sunny days ahead. e event focuses on festivities such as picnics, trail runs and clean-ups, and social events held around the world by Jeep clubs and groups. Get more information at The 2018 Wrangler still carries Jeeps recognizable World War II-vintage shape, from its traditional seven-slot grille and fold-down windshield, to its external door hinges, removable doors, and rear-mounted spare tire (with a new security lock system). High-clearance fender ares accommodate 33-inch off-road, all-terrain tires. Wrangler employs four skid plates and bars to protect critical vehicle components while on the trail. Dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations allow for endless conguration possibilities.


Saturday, May 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 17 CHURCHES IN OSECOLA COUNTY Canoe Creek Christian Church4080 Pine Tree Drive St. Cloud; 407-891-1492 Casa Del Espritu Santo722 N Main St. Kissimmee; 407-655-5816Casa de Bendicion, Inc2525 Fortune Road, Kissimmee 407-483-7845 https://www.facebook. com/cbendicion/ Casa De Generaciones1219 Ingram St Kissimmee 407-914-6068 Catalyst Community Church 14500 Landstar Blvd Orlando, 32824 http://www.catalyst Christian Life Church2750 Partin Settlement Road Kissimmee 407-847-7631Christ Our Savior Fellowship915 New York Ave. [VFW Hall], St. Cloud 407-922-2409Church Alive3674 Old Canoe Creek Road St. CloudThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints2821 Old Canoe Creek Rd. St Cloud, FL 34772 407-892-5568 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints1900 N. John Young Parkway Kissimmee; 407-847-3978Community Church at Celebration501 Celebration Place Kissimmee 407-494-4644 www.celebration communitychurch.comCommunity Presbyterian Church in Celebration511 Celebration Ave. Celebration 407-566-1633 www.commpres.comChurch Of Spiritual Awakening909 E. Oak St. Suite B Kissimmee 407-343-9062 www.churchofspiritual awakening.comChurch Of The Nazarene1900 Michigan Ave. St. Cloud 407-892-8184The Connection Church700 Generation Point Kissimmee; 407-744-7007 www.connectionchurch.netCornerstone Baptist Church2925 Canoe Cree k Rd. St. Cloud; 706-379-1571 www.inallthingspray.comCornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church2916 Cialella Pass St. Cloud; 407-498-8316 Corpus 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 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; harvestonline.orgFirst Apostolic Church2317 Clay St. Kissimmee; 407-348-6521First Baptist Church1717 13th St., St. Cloud 407-892-7125 Faith International Baptist Church7491 W. Irlo Bronson Memo rial Highway Kissimmee 706-405-8134 site/cs/index.aspFirst 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 407-241-9045Iglesia de Cristo en Fortune Road2431 Fortune Road Kissimmee; 813-473-9075Iglesia de Dios de Kissimmee2550 Flamboyan St. Kissimmee; 407-348-8788Iglesia de los Hermanos: Nuevo Comienzo301 Commerce Center Dr. St. Cloud; 84-319-1195Impact Community Church29 E. 13th St., St. Cloud 407-593-1419 Intercession City Church of God5563 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee Intercessioncitycog.comJourney Bible Fellowship3220 Old Canoe Creek Road St. Cloud 407-957-2057 journey3220@gmail.comKissimmee Christian Church415 N. Main St. Kissimmee; 407-847-2543 www.fcckissimmee.orgLiving Waters Church of God1001 W. Carroll St. Kissimmee; 407-847-6387Narcoossee Baptist Church870 N. Narcoossee Road St. Cloud; 407-709-3481 Road Baptist Church1620 Neptune Road Kissimmee; 407-847-8174New Beginnings Baptist Church2001 Bulldog Lane St. Cloud; 407-325-2915 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 030318.SNG And Cremation Services Cremation Services:Affordable, Simple, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL407-847-3188061116.SNG DAVIS -Lori Anne (Wing, Graziano, Riordan) Davis, of Keyport, New Jersey, born on August 15, 1955 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to the late Patricia Campbell, passed away at age 62 on May 6, 2018 in St. Cloud, Florida.Lori graduated from Keyport High School in 1974. Growing up, Lori was President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and she was a Home Health Aide until retiring due to health issues. Lori had a strong caring heart and will be loved and missed by many.Lori was the loving wife of Mark Davis. She is survived by her stepfather, Maver Campbell; sons, Michael For daily obituaries and services please visit www.aroundosceola.comGraziano and eile Riordan; daughter, Lisa Graziano; brothers, William Campbell and Robert Campbell; sisters, Joann Campbell and Patricia Hernandez; grandchild, Emmi Riordan; nieces, Vanessa Hatch, Staci Hamilton, Jenna Hamilton, and Ace Garcia; and nephew, Richard Hamilton. She also leaves behind her beloved dogs, Mouse and Peanut.The Celebration of Life Memorial honoring Lori will be on Saturday, June 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to sunset at the St. Cloud Lakefront. Event details at: If you had the pleasure of knowing Lori, please stop by her digital memorial page at: Memorial donations accepted at:


Page 18 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 The Osceola County Association of Realtors (OSCAR) is continuing its campaign of community engagement by revisiting its partnership with IDignity, an organization that aims to provide homeless individuals with identifying documents. rough their Realtors Care Committee, the Association has volunteered several times to participate in these drives that ensure people living on the streets have a means to li themselves out of poverty and get back on track with their lives. Some of the documents OSCARs Realtor volunteers assisted individuals in obtaining include birth certicates, state IDs, and social security cards. OSCAR CEO Twis Lizasuain explained the necessity of these drives, saying, Without these identifying documents, people are unable to obtain employment, open bank accounts, secure an apartment, or even gain access to shelters. ey may have no other choice but to remain on the streets. As Realtors we care about our community and we want to see everyone have access to comfortable living arrangements. Community is vital to OSCAR. e association is dedicated to their members success through not only professional development and advocacy, but also community engagement. The Realtors Care Committee specifically tackles community issues in order to bring vitality to our area and attract new residents and businesses so that we can continue to grow. IDignity is just one of the many community outreach eorts supported by their Realtor volunteers. If you are interested in helping out IDignity with upcoming ID drives, visit their website at or call 407-792-1374, Ext. 11, to inquire about future schedulings. e Osceola County Association of Realtors is the largest trade association in Osceola County and represents over 3,400 Realtors in the area, bringing valuable training and support to its membership, and oering community services to the Osceola County area. e Association is dedicated to members success through personal development, advocacy, and community engagement. Gallery walls, also called moment walls, are one of todays hottest home decor trends. Gallery walls enable homeowners to create visually appealing groupings of photos, frames, wall art, and much more to dress up any room in the house. Gallery walls can make a statement in the living room, add nesse to an entryway or showcase special items along a staircase. One need only do a quick internet search or browse through lifestyle magazines to see examples of gallery walls for inspiration. Anyone with a little determination can design a gallery wall. Find your muse. e rst step to creating a gallery wall is to choose a theme. If oral prints are your thing or you love abstract art, build your gallery around these elements. You can even use color or frame style as the coordinating factor. Take your time. Some people rush into creating gallery walls, and that can be a mistake. Spend time picking out pieces and trying dierent combinations before you take out the hammer and hardware. e mix should be captivating and look like it was a curated collection. Some pieces can be high-end, while others may be picked up at ea markets or even be your own artwork or photography. Experiment with dimensions and levels. Gallery walls need not be restricted to at photos on a wall. Texture and depth can be used in wall designs. Intersperse shelving, sconces, wooden letters, clocks, and more to make the gallery even more eclectic. Feel free to build the gallery around items that are in the house, such as windows or televisions. is can help electronics blend into the design. Establish your focal point. Pottery Barn suggests making the center of the display at eye level, roughly 66 inches o the ground. en build the gallery out from around that focal point. ere are many patterns that can be built into the gallery, from spiral to centered to reection designs. Create a template. Lay the gallery design on the floor and cut newspapers or other paper to the size of each piece. Use masking tape to position these guides on the wall, trying a few arrangements until you are happy with the finished product. Then replace the paper with the artwork. Hang items with precision. Dont skimp on technique. Use a ruler, level and the right tools. This ensures pieces are straight and in line with others. Gone are the days when large pieces of artwork ll empty walls. Gallery designs add statements and can balance rooms in creative ways. CONTACT BRIAN MCBRIDE EDITOR EMAIL BMCBRIDE@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM How emptynesters can transform their homes Aer bringing home a bubbly baby boy or girl, it can be hard for parents to imagine that a day will come when their kids are off to college and then onto their own apartment or house. Aer spending decades nurturing and caring for children, parents are then le with a suddenly quiet house and probably much more time to spare. If saying goodbye to the kids also means extra house, theres the option to downsize or make that extra space more useful. Homeowners who choose to stay put can renovate vacant rooms into spaces that meet their newfound needs. Hobby haven: If youve always meant to set up a craing room, homebrewing station or an artists studio, now is an ideal time to do just that. Figure out which supplies you will need and begin reworking that former bedroom into a new sanctuary for leisure interests. Guest suite: If youve never had a spare bedroom to entertain guests, a childs former bedroom can t the bill. It may not be that dicult to transform such spaces into relaxing and inviting rooms for overnight guests. Be sure there is at least a queen-sized bed and a dresser or chest of drawers to stash belongings. Select paint colors and linens in neutral tones so the room will be inviting to guests. Living room redo: When theres an entire soccer team coming over to hang out, that large sectional sofa or modular seating may be ideal. Now that the kids are out of the house and their friends are no longer coming over for movie night, living rooms can be made more intimate with small-scale seating. A small sofa and two comfortable chairs may be a more fitting option. At-home gym: Save on gym membership fees by building a mini studio right at home. Choose one of the larger bedrooms and then ll it with some tness equipment, such as an elliptical trainer, a bench press bench and some free weights. Store rolled-up mats in the closet for yoga or Pilates sessions. Expanded bathroom: If space has always been at a premium in the bathroom, borrow area from an empty bedroom and turn it into a spa. Install a soaking tub separate from the shower, and ll the room with other amenities, such as a warming lamp or even a small sauna. Home oce: Working from home a few days a week may be more plausible when nearing retirement, as it will be a smoother transition from heading to the oce each day to spending more time at home. Turn a bedroom or den into an oce space with a new desk and bookshelves. An empty nest can be a bittersweet experience, but parents can make such situations work for them by transforming their homes to better reect their current needs. SNG 021018 From left are: Sarah Near, Leslie Zimmerly, Lisa Bennett and Sue Vasquez.


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Saturday, May 26, 2018 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Page 21 View all Public Notices online and CONTACT : GARY LUGO EMAIL LEGALADS@OSCEOLANEWSGAZETTE.COM PHONE 407-846-7600 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n Case#:2008-CA-012424MF HSBCBANKUSA,N.A.,AS TRUSTEEONBEHALFOF ACESECURITIESCORP HOMEEQUITYLOAN TRUSTANDFORTHEREGISTEREDHOLDERSOF ACESECURITIESCORP HOMEEQUITYLOAN TRUST,SERIES2006 ASAP5,ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGHCERTI FICATES, Plaintiff, vs. ANDREYBARHATKOV,AS TRUSTEEOFTHE60 8 ABACOCTFAMILYTRUST etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated September27,2017,and enteredin2008-CA-012424MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NINTHJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida whereinHSBCBANKUSA N.A.,ASTRUSTEEONBEHALFOFACESECURITIES CORP.HOMEEQUITY LOANTRUSTANDFO R THEREGISTEREDHOLDERSOFACESECURITIES CORP.HOMEEQUITY LOANTRUST,SERIE S 2006-ASAP5,ASSET BACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,isthe Plaintiff,andANDREYBARHATKOV,ASTRUSTEEOF THE608ABACOCTFAMILYTRUST;ANDRE Y BARHATKOV;BASSLAKE ESTATESHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.;UNKNOWNPARTIESINPOSSESSION#1,N/K/ A RUSSELLJACKSON;UNKNOWNPARTIESINPOSSESSION#2,N/K/ATONIA BAKER,aretheDefendant(s).ArmandoRamirez astheClerkoftheCircuit Court,willselltothehighest andbestbidderforcashat Suite2600/Room#2602,2 CourthouseSquare,Kissimmee,FL34741,at11:00 A.M.,onJUNE12,2018,the followingdescribedproperty assetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT8,BASSLAKESESTATES,ACCORDINGTO THEMAPORPLA T THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK13 PAGE(S)42-43,PUBLIC RECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PropertyAddress: 608ABACOCOURT, KISSIMMEE,FL34746 Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. IMPORTANT AMERICANSWITHDISABILITIESACT: Ifyouarea personwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationin ordertoparticipateinthis proceeding,youareentitled atnocosttoyou,tothepro visionofcertainassistance PleasecontactCourtAdministrationatTwoCourthouse Square,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407)742-2417at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;(describenotice);Ifyouar e hearingorvoiceimpaired call711toreachtheTelecommunicationsRelayService. DATEDonthis22nddayof May2018. ROBERTSON,ANSCHUTZ &SCHNEID,P.L. AttorneyforPlaintiff 6409CongressAvenue, Suite100 BocaRaton,FL33487 Telephone:561-241-6901 Facsimile:561-997-6909 ServiceEmail: By:/s/PhilipStecco PhilipStecco,Esquire FloridaBarNo.108384 CommunicationEmail: 13-14975-MoP May26,2018 June2,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: THEFATHERS HOUSECOG locatedat:1001W.Carroll Street,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityof Kissimmee,Florida34741, intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthecorporationinterestedinsaidbusinessenterpriseisasfollows: C HURCHOFGOD KISSIMMEELIVING WATERS,Inc. DATEDatKissimmee, OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this23rddayofMay,2018. May26,2018 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. ;, 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 THEDATEOFTHELI S PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAY S 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 orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711toreachthe TelecommunicationsRelay Service. DATEDonthis15thdayof May2018. ALDRIDGE|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. com 1221-395B May19,26,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : FAITH&BLESSING CHURCH locatedat:1485MillSlough Road,intheCountyo f Osceola,intheCityo f Kissimmee,Florida34744 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthecorporationinterestedinsaidbusinessenterpriseisasfollows: CASADEFE YBENDICION,INC DATEDatKissimmee OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this22nddayofMay,2018 May26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n Case#:2015-CA-002748MF BayviewLoan Servicing,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. WilliamTCook,etal., Defendants. NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated April26,2018,enteredin CaseNo.2015-CA-002748 MFoftheCircuitCourtofthe NinthJudicialCircuit,inand forOsceolaCounty,Florida whereinBayviewLoanServicing,LLC,isthePlaintiff,and WilliamTCook;TheUn knownSpouseofWilliamT Cook;AnyandAllUnknown PartiesClaimingby Through,UnderandAgainst theHereinNamedIndividual Defendant(s)whoarenot KnowntobeDeadorAlive WhethersaidUnknow n PartiesmayClaimanIn terestasSpouses,Heirs,Devisees,Grantees,orother Claimants;TheParkway PropertyOwners'Associ ation,Inc.;BlossomParkVillasCondominiumAssoci ation,Inc.;Tenant#1;Tenant#2;Tenant#3;andTenant#4thenamesbeingfictitioustoaccountforpartiesin possessionaretheDefendants,thatArmandoR Ramirez,OsceolaCounty ClerkofCourtwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashat,Suite2600/Room 2602,2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,FL34741,beginningat11:00AMonthe12th dayofJUNE,2018,thefollowingdescribedpropertyas setforthinsaidFinalJudgment,towit: UNIT107A,BUILDING900 BLOSSOMPARKVILLAS ASDESCRIBEDINTHAT CERTAINDECLARATION OFCONDOMINIUMRECORDEDINOFFICIALRECORDSBOOK2426PAGE 2665,ANDANYANDALL AMENDMENTSATTACHINGTHERETO,ALLINTHE PUBLICRECORDSO F OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA,TOGETHERWITHAN UNDIVIDEDINTERESTIN ANDTOTHECOMMO N ELEMENTSAPPURTEN ANTTHERETO. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. Datedonthis18thdayof May2018. BROCK&SCOTT,PLLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 1501N.W.49thStreet, Suite200, FortLauderdale,FL33309 Phone:(954)618-6955 ext.4729 Fax:(954)618-6954 By: /s/KaraFrederickson KaraFrederickson,Esq. FloridaBarNo.85427 FileNo.115-F08 622 M ay26,2018 June2,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof : JKLASSOCIATES locatedat:3211Vineland Road,#242,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityo f Kissimmee,Florida34746 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. Thatthepartyinterestedin saidbusinessenterpriseisas follows: LARRYKLIMEK DATEDatKissimmee OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this22nddayofMay,2018 May26,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE RKTOWING,INC.givesNoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthes e vehiclesonJUNE10,2018 at8:00a.m.,907AGarden Street,Kissimmee,F L 34744,pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. RKTOWING,INC.reserves therighttoacceptorreject anyand/orallbids. 1)2009TOYOTA VIN:JTDJT903395251752 May26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A GeneralJurisdictionDivisio n 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,inandfo r OsceolaCounty,Florida whereinU.S.BANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,A S TRUSTEEFORBAFC20068T2,isthePlaintiff,andAdolfoLAngarita;Unknown SpouseofAdolfoLAngarita ifany;CesarAAngarita;UnknownSpouseofCesarA Angarita,ifany;MariaVAngarita;UnknownSpouseof MariaVAngaritaifany;Any andAllUnknownPartie s Claimingby,Through,Under andAgainsttheHerei n NamedIndividua l Defendant(s)whoarenot KnowntobeDeadorAlive WhethersaidUnknow n PartiesmayClaimanIn terestasSpouses,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 forthinsaidFinalJudgment 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 youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. Datedonthis1stdayofMay 2018. BROCK&SCOTT,PLLC AttorneyforPlaintiff 1501N.W.49thStreet, Suite200, FortLauderdale,FL33309 Phone:(954)618-6955 ext.4729 Fax:(954)618-6954 By: /s/KaraFrederickson KaraFrederickson,Esq. FloridaBarNo.85427 FileNo.116-F013 41 M ay19,26,2018 PUBLICNOTICE AT&TMobility,LLCisproposingtoconstructanew small-celltelecommunicationsfacilitylocatedat1005 WIrloBronsonMemorial Hwy,Kissimmee,Osceola County,FL.Thenewfacility willconsistofaconcretepole withatop-mountedantenna atanoverallheightof32feet abovegrade.Anyinterested partywishingtosubmitcommentsregardingthepotentialeffectstheproposedfacilitymayhaveonanyhistoric propertymaydosobysendingcommentsto:Project 611 8003894-MRGc/oEBI Consulting,6876SusquehannaTrailSouth,York,PA 17403orviatelephoneat 339-234-3535. M ay26,2018 NOTICEUNDER FICTITIOUSNAMELAW PursuanttoSection865.09 FLORIDASTATUTES ToWhomItMayConcern: NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusiness underthefictitiousnameof: INSPIRATIONATA MARTIALARTS,LLC locatedat:2005HickoryTree Road,intheCountyof Osceola,intheCityofSt. Cloud,Florida34772,intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState,Tallahassee,Florida. DATEDatKissimm ee, OsceolaCounty,Floridaon this23rddayofMay,2018. M ay26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHE9THJUDICIA L CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A Case#:2016CA000421MF REMINGTONMASTE R HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATIONINC,aFloridanonprofitCorporation, Plaintiff, vs. THEODORECOLLAZO, etal, Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoOrderonMotion toReopenCasetoRescheduleForeclosureSaleandto AmendFinalJudgmentdated May17,2018,enteredin CaseNo.2016-CA-000421 MFintheCircuitCourt,in andforOsceolaCounty,Florida,whereinREMINGTON MASTERHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,INC.,i s Plaintiff,andTHEODORE COLLAZO,etal,isthe Defendant,Iwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashon:JULY17,2018 conductedinSUITE2600/ ROOM#2602,OFTH E OSCEOLACOUNTY COURTHOUSE,2COURTHOUSESQUAREat11:00 A.M.afterfirstgivennotice asrequiredbySection 45.031,FloridaStatutes,the followingdescribedrealpropertyassetforthintheFinal Judgment,towit: LOT66,REMINGTONPHASE1,TRACTF,ACCORDINGTOTHEMAPOR PLATTHEREOFASRE CORDEDINPLATBOK8 PAGE147-148,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSO F OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. A/K/A:109WESTMORELANDCIRCLE,KISSIMMEE,FL34744. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTH E PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELI S PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAY S AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741.Telephone:(407) 742-2417,atleast7daysbeforeyourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatel y uponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethe scheduledappearancei s lessthan7days;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call1-(800)955-8770,Ifyou arevoiceimpaired,call1(800)955-8771. DATED:May23,2018. FLORIDACOMMUNITY LAWGROUP,P.L. AttorneysforPlaintiff 1855GriffiinRoad, SuiteA-423 DaniaBeach,FL33004 Tel:(954)372-5298 Fax:(866)424-5348 By: /s/JaredBlock JaredBlock,Esq. FloridaBarNo.90297 May26,2018 June2,2018 CLAIMOFLIENNOTICE ClaimofLienandSaleof MotorVehiclesLienLawF.S 713.78,WILDERWRECKER Inc.,2021N.MainStreet Kissimmee,FL34744,(407) 846-1010,willsellforcashat aboveaddressthefollowing vehicles: 1)2007TAIW MOTORCYCLE VIN: RFCMU10427Y636217 PursuanttoFloridaStatute 713.78,thesevehicleswillbe soldatthepublicauctionon JUNE8,2018,at9:00A.M Vehiclessoldasis,sellerreservestherighttobidand guaranteesnotitles. May26,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE KISSIMMEEAUTOSALVAGEgivesNoticeofForeclosureofLienandintentto sellthesevehiclesonJUNE 7,2018,at8:00A.M.,1400 HarrelsonLane,Kissimmee, Florida34741;(407-8475197),pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. KISSIMMEEAUTOSALVAGEreservestherightto acceptorrejectanyand/orall bids. 1)2002GENERAL MOTORSCORP. VIN: 1GTHG39R321150408 May26,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE RKTOWING,INC.givesNoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthese vehiclesonJUNE11,2018, at8:00a.m.,907AGarden Street,Kissimmee,FL 34744,pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. RKTOWING,INC.reserves therighttoacceptorreject anyand/orallbids. 1)1997HONDA VIN:1HGCD5533VA065560 May26,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE RKTOWING,INC.givesNoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthes e vehiclesonJUNE12,2018 at8:00a.m.,907AGarden Street,Kissimmee,F L 34744,pursuanttosubsection713.78oftheFlorida Statutes. RKTOWING,INC.reserves therighttoacceptorreject anyand/orallbids. 1)2004BMW VIN:WBAGN63474DS50249 May26,2018 NOTICEOFSALE JOE'SAUTOSERVICE CENTERINC.,112313th STREET,STCLOUD,F L 34769 Towed-05/06/2018 Year-1997 Make-FORD VIN: 1FTCR14U5VPB35592 DateofSale-06/11/2018 Time10:00A.M. LocationofSale -Joe's AutoServiceCenterINC. 112313thStreet,St.Cloud Fl.34769 May26,2018 NOTICEOFSALE JOE'SAUTOSERVICE CENTERINC.,112313th STREET,STCLOUD,FL 34769 Towed-05/12/2018 Year-2012 Make-CHRYSLER VIN:2C4RC1BG2CR222807 DateofSale-06/18/2018 Time10:00A.M. LocationofSale -Joe's AutoServiceCenterINC., 112313thStreet,St.Cloud Fl.34769 May26,2018 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,whereinPHHMORTGAGECOR PORATION,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: LOT3I,BRIGHTONLAKES, PHASE2,PARCELI,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK17,PAGES 87and88,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfunds fromthesale,ifany,other thanthepropertyownerasof thedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60 daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationtoparticipatein thisproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisiono fcertainassistance.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. PhelanHallinanDiamond &Jones,P LLC A ttorneysforPlaintiff 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 NOTICEOFSALE JOE'SAUTOSERVICE CENTERINC.,112313th STREET,STCLOUD,F L 34769 Towed-05/13/2018 Year-2001 Make-CHEVY VIN: 1GNCS18W51K261353 DateofSale-06/18/2018 Time10:00A.M. LocationofSaleJoe's AutoServiceCenterINC. 112313thStreet,St.Cloud Fl.34769 May26,2018 NOTICEOFPUBLICHEARING ORDINANCENO.2018-37 NoticeisherebygiventhattheCityCounciloftheCityofSt. Cloud,Florida,atameetingtobeheldonJune14,2018,in theirChamberatCityHall,13009thStreet,St.Cloud,Florida at6:30p.m.,willconsidertheenactmentofOrdinanceNo. 2018-37entitled: ANORDINANCEAMENDINGCHAPTER36,SOLID WASTEARTICLEIICOLLECTIONANDDISPOSAL, SECTION36.-46ENFORCEMENT,PROVIDINGFOR SEVERABILITY,CONFLICT,CODIFICATION,ANDPROVIDINGANE FFECTIVEDATE. Interestedpartiesmayappearatthemeetingatwhichtimethis ORDINANCEistobeconsideredandshallbeheardwith respecttotheproposedORDINANCEatthePublicHearing thereon.ThisORDINANCE,initsentiretycanbereviewedat t heCityClerk'sofficebetweenthehoursof8:00a.m.and11:00 a.m.andbetween2:00p.m.and5:00p.m.Mondaythrough Friday. IfapersondecidestoappealanydecisionmadebytheCommittee/Board,withrespecttoanymattercons ideredatsuch hearing/meeting,suchpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsandthat,forthispurpose,suchpersonmayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhich theappealistobebased,andwhichrecordisnotprovidedby theCityofSt.Cloud.(FS286.0105) InaccordancewiththeAmericansWithdisabilitiesAct,personsneedingassistancetoparticipateinanyoftheseproceeding sshouldcontacttheSecretary/ClerkoftheCommittee/ Board(listedbelow),priortothemeeting.(FS286.26) L indaP.Jaworski CityClerk CityofSt.Cloud 13009thStreet St.Cloud,Florida34769 Telephone:407-957-7300 May26,2018 NOTICEOFMEETING VILLASOL COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT AworkshopfortheVillaSolCommunityDevelopmentDistrict isscheduledtobeheldon Monday,June4,2018at12:30 p.m. attheVillaSolClubhouse,3050PuertoDelSolBoulevard, Kissimmee,Florida. TherewillbeameetingoftheBoardof Supervisorsat1:30p.m.attheabove-referencedlocation followingtheworkshop. Themeetingisopentothepublicandwillbeconductedin accordancewiththeprovisionsofFloridaLawforCommun ity DevelopmentDistricts.Themeetingmaybecontinuedtoa date,timeandplacetobespecifiedontherecordatthemeeting.Acopyoftheagendaforthismeetingmaybeobtained fromInframark,InfrastructureManagementServices,210N. UniversityDrive,Suite702,CoralSprings,Florida33071. TheremaybeoccasionswhenoneormoreSupervisorswill participatebytelephone.Attheabovelocationtherewillbe presentaspeakertelephonesothatanyinterestedperson can attendthemeetingattheabovelocationandbefullyinformed ofthediscussionstakingplaceeitherinpersonorbytelephonecommunications. Anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationsatthismeeting becauseofadisabilityorphysicalimpairmentshouldcontact theDistrictOfficeat(954)603-0033atleasttwocalendardays priortothemeeting.Ifyouarehearingimpaired,pleasecontacttheFloridaRelayServicesat7-1-1or(800)955-8770for aidincontact ingtheDistrictOffice. Eachpersonwhodecidestoappealanydecisionmadebythe Boardwithrespecttoanymatterconsideredatthemeetingis advisedthatpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsand thataccordingly,thepersonmayneedtoensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,includingthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhichsuchappealistobebased. B obKoncar DistrictManager May26,2018 NOTICEOFMEETING MAGICPLACECOMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT AmeetingoftheBoardofSupervisorsoftheMagicPlaceCommunityDevelopmentDistrictwillbeheldMonday,June4,2018 at10:00a.m.TheHistoricCourthouse,3CourthouseSquare 3rdFloorConferenceRoom#315,Kissimmee,FL34741.The meetingisopentothepublicandwillbeconductedinaccordancewiththepertinentprovisionsofFloridaLawforCommunityDevelopmentDistricts.Themeetingmaybecontinued toadate,time,andplacetobespecifiedontherecordatthe meeting.Acopyoftheagendaforthemeetingmaybe obtainedfromFishkind&Associates,12051CorporateBlvd. Orlando,Florida32817. TheremaybeoccasionswhenoneormoreSupervisorswill participatebytelephone.Attheabovelocationtherewillbe presentaspeakertelephonesothatanyinterestedpersoncan attendthemeetingattheabovelocationandbefullyinformed ofthediscussionstakingplaceeitherinpersonorbytelephonecommunication. Anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationsatthismeeting becauseofadisabilityorphysicalimpairmentshouldcontact th eDistrictOfficeat(407)382-3256atleast3calendardays priortothemeeting.Ifyouarehearingorspeechimpaired pleasecontacttheFloridaRelayServiceat1-800-955-8770for aidincontactingtheDistrictOffice. Eachpersonwhodecidestoappealanydecisionmadebythe Boardwithrespecttoanymatterconsideredatthemeetingis advisedthatpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsand thataccordingly,thepersonmayneedtoensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,includingthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhichsuchappealistobebased. CarolL.Harris Ass istantt.DistrictManager May26,2018 NOTICEOFMEETING MAGICRESERVECOMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDISTRICT AmeetingoftheBoardofSupervisorsoftheMagicReserve CommunityDevelopmentDistrictwillbeheldMonday,June4, 2018,at10:00a.m.TheHistoricCourthouse,3Courthouse Square,3rdFloorConferenceRoom#315,Kissimmee,FL 34741.ThemeetingisopentothepublicandwillbeconductedinaccordancewiththepertinentprovisionsofFloridaLaw forCommunityDevelopmentDistricts.Themeetingmaybe continuedtoadate ,time,andplacetobespecifiedonthe recordatthemeeting.Acopyoftheagendaforthemeeting maybeobtainedfromFishkind&Associates,12051Corporate Blvd.,Orlando,Florida32817. TheremaybeoccasionswhenoneormoreSupervisorswill participatebytelephone.Attheabovelocationtherewillbe presentaspeakertelephonesothatanyinterestedpersoncan attendthemeetingattheabovelocationandbefullyinformed ofthediscussionstakingplaceeitherinpers onorbytelephonecommunication. Anypersonrequiringspecialaccommodationsatthismeeting becauseofadisabilityorphysicalimpairmentshouldcontact theDistrictOfficeat(407)382-3256atleast3calendardays priortothemeeting.Ifyouarehearingorspeechimpaired, pleasecontacttheFloridaRelayServiceat1-800-955-8770for aidincontactingtheDistrictOffice. Eachpersonwhodecidestoappealanydecisionmadebythe Boardwithrespecttoanymatterc onsideredatthemeetingis advisedthatpersonwillneedarecordoftheproceedingsand thataccordingly,thepersonmayneedtoensurethataverbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,includingthetestimonyandevidenceuponwhichsuchappealistobebased. C arolL.Harris Asst.DistrictManager May26,2018


Page 22 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-001006MF CITIBANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. KBHOMEORLANDO,LLC, etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatsalewillbemadepursuanttoanOrderorFinalJudgment.FinalJudgmentwas awardedonFebruary28, 2018,inCivilCaseNo.2017CA-001006MF,oftheCircuitCourtoftheNINTHJudicialCircuitinandforOsceola County,Florida ,wherein, CITIBANK,N.A.,isthe Plaintiff,andKBHOME ORLANDO,LLC;GEORGE CLARK,A/K/AGEORGEE. CLARK;ARLENEMAYNARD;FORMOSAGARDENSMASTERPROPERTYOWNERS'ASSOCIATION,INC.;FORMOSA GARDENSRESIDENTIAL COMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;ANYANDALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBY,THROUGH, UNDERANDAGAINSTTHE HEREINNAMEDINDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S)WHO ARENOTKNOWNTOBE DEADORALIVE,WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWNPARTIESMAYCLAIMANINTERESTASSPOUSES, HEIRS,DE VISEES, GRANTEES,OROTHER CLAIMANTS,areDefendants.TheClerkoftheCourt, ArmandoRamirez,willsellto thehighestbidderforcashat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room#2602,Kissimmee,FL34741,onJUNE28, 2018,at11:00A.M.,ESTthe followingdescribedrealpropertyassetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: SITUATEDINTHECOUNTY OFOSCEOLAANDSTATE OFFLORIDA:LOT34,FORMOSAGARDENSUNIT1, ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED INPLATBOOK7,PAGES 19 THROUGH24,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. I MPORTANT Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, C ourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711toreachthe TelecommunicationsRelay Service. DATEDonthis21stdayof May2018. ALDRIDGE|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@aldridgepit e. c om 1468-950B May26,2018 June2,2018 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION Thefollowingvehicleswillbe soldatauctionfreeofall priorliensforcash. 1)1993HONDACivic CX-Blue VIN:2HGEH235XPH528654 SaleDate:JUNE07,2018 AND 1)2001HONDAOdyssey LX-Beige VIN: 2HKRL18571H558775 SaleDate:JUNE09,2018 AND 1)2001HYUNDAIElantra GLS-Red VIN: KMHDN45D01U206320 SaleDate: JUNE10,2018 AND 1)1989FORDRanger STXPickup-Blue VIN: 1FTCR10A4KUB88552 SaleDate:JUNE11,2018 AND 1)2014FORDFocus4Door -Black VIN: 1FADP3E23 EL127135 2 )2001ITSUBISHI Eclipse-Silver VIN:4A3AC34G51E163376 SaleDate: JUNE12,2018 SaleTime:10:00A.M. SaleLocation :MagicTows, LLC.-1201SawdustTrailKissimmee,Florida34744 May26,2018 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 Ci vilCaseNo.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,2Courth ouse 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,ifany,otherthanthe propertyo wnerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontactCourtAdministrationat TwoCourthouseSquare, Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof 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 FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION 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 andt hepersonalrepresentative'sattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETHE LATEROF3MONTHS AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons 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: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: SecondaryE-Mail: M ay19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORID A CaseNo.2017-CA-02144 PLANETHOME LENDING,LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JEYMIS.OCASIO; UNKNOWNSPOUSEO F JEYMIS.OCASIO;LUI S MANUELOLIVERA,JR. ; CASTLECREDITCORPORATION;THEBUENVEN TURALAKESCOMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,INC.;SECRETARYOFHOUSINGAND URBANDEVELOPMENT ; UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA;UNKNOWNTENANT OCCUPANT(S)#1, UNKNOWNTENANT OCCUPANT(S)#2, Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE UNDERF.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, ACCORDINGTOTHEMAP ORPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLAT BOOK4,PAGE(S)173AND 174,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. CommonlyKnownas: 113SandalwoodDrive, Kissimmee,Florida34743 ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordert oparticipateinthisproceeding, 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.Robins onStreet, Suite730 Orlando,FL32801 Filing#71966445 Telephone:(407)308-0991 Fla.BarNo.:0057873 AttorneyforPlaintiff Service:mattw@wasinger May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-000271MF THEPALMSCOUNTRY CLUBANDRESORT, ACondominium Plaintiff, vs. DEANNAMICHELLE COUCHANDTHEHEIRS AND/ORBENEFICIARIES OFTHEESTATEOFDARRENGLENNCOUCH;, Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN that,pursuanttotheFinal JudgmentofForeclosureas to CountVI oftheSecond AmendedComplaintentered intheabove-captioned actiononMay10,2018,the Clerkwill selltheproperty 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 OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2Courtho useSquare,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 AmericanswithDisabilities Act,ifyouareapersonwith adisabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, O sceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. / s/LeslieS.Stewart LeslieS.Stewart,Esquire BarNo.:0038178 StewartLawGroup,P.L. 238N.WestmonteDrive, Suite200 AltamonteSprings,FL32714 4 07-324-1860 e May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-000271MF THEPALMSCOUNTRY CLUBANDRESORT, ACondominium Plaintiff, vs. DEANNAMICHELLE COUCHANDTHEHEIRS AND/ORBENEFICIARIES OFTHEESTATEOFDARRENGLENNCOUCH;, Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN that,pursuanttotheFinal JudgmentofForeclosureas to CountI oftheSecond AmendedComplaintentered intheabove-captioned actiononMay10,2018,the Clerkwills elltheproperty 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 2600,Room#260 2,Kissimmee,Florida34741,inaccordancewithsection 45.031,FloridaStatutes. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendensmustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale.Thecourt,initsdiscretion,mayenlargethetimeof thesale.Noticeofthe changedtimeofsaleshallbe publishedasprovidedherein. Inaccordancewiththe AmericanswithDisabilities Act,ifyouareapersonwi th adisabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. /s/LeslieS.Stewart LeslieS.Stewart,Esquire BarNo.:0038178 StewartLawGroup,P.L. 238N.WestmonteDrive, Suite200 AltamonteSprings,FL32714 407-324-1860 e May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PROBATEDIVISIO N FileNo.2018-CP-000302PR DIVISION:Probate. INRE:ESTATEOF: HELENM.MINSHEW,A/K/A HELENA.MINSHEW, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe EstateofHELENM.MINSHEW,a/k/aHELENA.MINSHEW,deceased,whos e dateofdeathwasNovember 15,2017,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforOsceol a County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis : 2CourthouseSquare Kissimmee,Florida34741 Thenamesandaddressesof thePersonalRepresentative andthePersonalRepresentativesattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisre quiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF THREE(3)MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFTHISNOTICE ONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestate mustfiletheirclaimswiththis CourtWITHIN(3)MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTSO FILEDWITHINTHETIME PERIODSETFORTHIN SECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. ThedateoffirstPublication ofthisnoticeis:May26, 2018. PersonalRepresentative: /s/NathanE.Minshew NATHANE.MINSHEW 1330SullivanRoad Davenport,Florida33896 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/C.D.LewisJr. C.D.LEWISJr. Attorneyfor NathanE.Minshew FloridaBarNo.435848. LEWISandMASSEY,P.A. Attorneys-at-Law 1021MassachusettsAve nue P.O.Box701654,St.Cloud, Florida34770-1654 T elephone:(407)892-5138 Fax#:(407)892-1534 May26,2018 June2,2018 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 THEKRYZAWILLOWGLENTRUSTDATEDSEPTEMBER8 2005;GLENEAGLESHOMEOWNERS'ASSOCIATIONOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,INC.;2632WILLOWGLENCIRTRUST PROPERTYLIQUIDATIONSPECIALIST,LLC.,ASTRUSTEE ; RESOURCEFULREALESTATESOLUTIONS,INC.;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.1;UNKNOWNTENANTNO.2;and ALLUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMINGINTERESTSBY THROUGH,UNDERORAGAINSTANAMEDDEFENDANT TOTHISACTION,ORHAVINGORCLAIMINGTOHAVEANY RIGHT,TITLEORINTERESTINTHEPROPERTYHEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE PURSUANTTOCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoanOrderorSummaryFinalJudgmentofforeclosuredatedMarch29,2018,and enteredinCaseNo.16-CA-2506MF,492016CA002506,ofthe CircuitCourtinandforOsceolaCounty,Florida,whereinTHE BANKOFNEWYORKMELLON,SUCCESSORTRUSTE ETO 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 ALLUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMINGINTERESTSBY 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 saidOrderorFinalJudgment,to-wit: LOT37 ,OFGLENEAGLES,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK12,ATPAGES 17AND18OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMINGANINTERESTINTHESURPLUS FROMTHESALE,IFANY,OTHERTHANTHEPROPERTY OWNERASOFTHEDATEOFTHELISPENDENSMUST FILEACLAIMWITHIN60DAYSAFTERTHESALE. I fyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,youareentitled atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Please contacttheADACoordinator,CourtAdministration,Osceola CountyCourthouse,2CourthouseSquare,Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,(407)742-2417,atleast7daysbefore yourscheduledcourtappearance,orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetimebeforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired call711. DATED:May14,2018. SHDLEGALGROUPP.A. AttorneysforPlaintiff 499NW70thAvenue,Suite309 FortLauderdale,FL33317 Telephone:(954)564-0071 Facsimile:(954)564-9252 By: /s/MichaelJ.Alterman MichaelJ.Alterman,Esq. FloridaBarNo.:36825 1162-160235/DJ1 May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHENINTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFOROSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO.:14-CA-524M F WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A.,ASTRUSTEEINTRUST FORTHEREGISTEREDHOLDERSOFPARKPLACE SECURITIES,INC.,ASSET-BACKEDPASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES2005-WCW1, Plaintiff, vs. FAHADKHAN;ANYANDALLUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMINGBY,THROUGH,UNDER,ANDAGAINSTTHEHEREIN NAMEDINDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S)WHOARENOT KNOWNTOBEDEADORALIVE,WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWNPARTIESMAYCLAIMANINTERESTASSPOUSES HEIRSDEVISEES,GRANTEESOROTHERCLAIMANTS ; THEBANKOFNEWYORKMELLON,F/K/ATHEBANKOF NEWYORK,ASSUCCESSORTRUSTEETOJPMORGAN CHASEBANK,N.A.,ASTRUSTEEONBEHALFOFTHE CERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFTHECWHEQINC.,CWHEQ REVOLVINGHOMEEQUITYLOANTRUST,SERIES2006-F ; BASSLAKEESTATESHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC. ; TENANT1,N/K/AEYSHABAIG;TENANT2,N/K/AHUSSEIN ENSARI, Defendant(s). RE-NOTICEOFFORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedDecember10,2014,andanOrderReschedulingForelcosureSaledatedMay18,2018,enteredin CivilCaseNo.:14-CA-524-MFoftheCircuitCourtoftheNinth JudicialCircuitinandforOsceolaCounty,Florida,wherein WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A.,ASTRUSTEEINTRUSTFOR THEREGISTEREDHOLDERSOFPARKPL ACESECURITIES,INC.,ASSET-BACKEDPASS-THROUGHCERTIFICATES,SERIES2005-WCW1,Plaintiff,andFAHADKHAN ; ANYANDALLUNKNOWNPARTIESCLAIMINGBY THROUGH,UNDER,ANDAGAINSTTHEHEREINNAMED INDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S)WHOARENOTKNOWNTO BEDEADORALIVE,WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWNPARTIES MAYCLAIMANINTERESTASSPOUSES,HEIRSDEVISEES,GRANTEESOROTHERCLAIMANTS;THEBANKOF NEWYORKMELLON,F/K/ATHEBANKOFNEWYORK,AS SUCCESSORTRUSTEETOJPMORGANCHASEBANK N.A.,ASTRUSTEEONBEHALFOFTHECERTIFICATEHOLDERSOFTHECWHEQINC.,CWHEQREVOLVING HOMEEQUITYLOANTRUST,SERIES2006-F;BASSLAKE ESTATESHOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION,INC.;TENANT1 N/K/AEYSHABAIG;TENANT2,N/K/AHUSSEINENSARI areDefendants. ARMANDORAMIREZ,TheClerkoftheCircuitCourt,willsell tothehighestbidderforcash,OsceolaCountyCourthouse,2 CourthouseSquare,Suite2600,Room2602,Kissimmee,FL 34741,at11:00A.M.,onthe26thdayofJUNE,2018,thefollowingdescribedrealpropertyassetforthinsaidFinalJudgmentofForeclosure,towit: LOT3,BASSLAKEESTATES,ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDEDINPLATBOOK13,PAGES4243,PUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOLACOUNTY,FLO RIDA Ifyouareapersonclaimingarighttofundsremainingafterthe sale,youmustfileaclaimwiththeclerknolaterthan60days afterthesale.Ifyoufailtofileaclaimyouwillnotbeentitledto anyremainingfunds.After60days,onlytheownerofrecordas ofthedateofthelispendensmayclaimthesurplus. IFYOUAREAPERSONWITHADISABILITYWHONEEDS ANYACCOMMODATIONINORDERTOPARTICIPATEIN THISPROCEEDING,YOUAREENTITLED,ATNOCOSTTO YOU,TOTHEPROVISIONSOFCERTAINA SSISTANCE PLEASECONTACTCOURTADMINISTRATIONAT 2 COURTHOUSESQUARE,SUITE6300,KISSIMMEE,FLORIDA34741.TELEPHONE:(407)742-2417WITHINTWO(2) WORKINGDAYSOFYOURRECEIPTOFTHISNOTICE;IF YOUAREHEARINGIMPAIREDORVOICEIMPAIRED,CALL 1-800-955-8771. DATED:May23,2018. By: /s/MichelleN.Lewis MICHELLEN.LEWIS FloridaBarNo.:70922 AttorneyforPlaintiff: BrianL.Rosaler,Esquire POPKIN&ROSALER,P.A. 1701WestHillsboroBoulevard,Suite400 DeerfieldBeach,FL33442 Telephone:(954)360-9030 Facsi mile:(954)420-5187 May26,2018 June2,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-001006MF CITIBANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. KBHOMEORLANDO,LLC, etal., Defendant(s). NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE PursuanttoCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatsalewillbemadepursuanttoanOrderorFinalJudgment.FinalJudgmentwas awardedonFebruary28, 2018,inCivilCaseNo.2017CA-001006MF,oftheCircuitCourtoftheNINTHJudicialCircuitinandforOsce ola County,Florida,wherein, CITIBANK,N.A.,isthe Plaintiff,andKBHOME ORLANDO,LLC;GEORGE CLARK,A/K/AGEORGEE. CLARK;ARLENEMAYNARD;FORMOSAGARDENSMASTERPROPERTYOWNERS'ASSOCIATION,INC.;FORMOSA GARDENSRESIDENTIAL COMMUNITYASSOCIATION,INC.;ANYANDALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBY,THROUGH, UNDERANDAGAINSTTHE HEREINNAMEDINDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S)WHO ARENOTKNOWNTOBE DEADORALIVE,WHETHERSAIDUNKNOWNPARTIESMAYCLAIMANINTERESTA SSPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,OROTHER CLAIMANTS,areDefendants.TheClerkoftheCourt, ArmandoRamirez,willsellto thehighestbidderforcashat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 2600/Room#2602,Kissimmee,FL34741,onJUNE28, 2018,at11:00A.M.,ESTthe followingdescribedrealpropertyassetforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: SITUATEDINTHECOUNTY OFOSCEOLAANDSTATE OFFLORIDA:LOT34,FORMOSAGARDENSUNIT1, ACCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDED IN PLATBOOK7,PAGES 19THROUGH24,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF OSCEOLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS AFTERTHESALE. I MPORTANT Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontactth eADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711toreachthe TelecommunicationsRelay Service. DATEDonthis21stdayof May2018. ALDRIDGE|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 1468-950B May26,2018 June 2,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-000271MF THEPALMSCOUNTRY CLUBANDRESORT, ACondominium Plaintiff, vs. DEANNAMICHELLE COUCHANDTHEHEIRS AND/ORBENEFICIARIES OFTHEESTATEOFDARRENGLENNCOUCH;, 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,S uite 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 AmericanswithDisabilities Act, ifyouareapersonwith adisabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator, CourtAdministration, OsceolaCountyCourthouse, 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. /s/LeslieS.Stewart LeslieS.Stewart,Esquire BarNo.:0038178 StewartLawGroup,P.L. 238N.WestmonteDrive, Suite200 AltamonteSprings,FL32714 407-324-1860 e 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 C ourthouse,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,ifany,othe rthanthe propertyownerasofthedate ofthelispendens,mustfilea claimwithin60daysafterthe sale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyac commodationinordertopar ticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostt o you,totheprovisionofcer tainassistance.Pleasecon tactCourtAdministrationat TwoCourthouseSquare Suite6300,Kissimmee,Florida34741,Telephone:(407 ) 742-2417withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceipto f this(describenotice);Ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1-800-955-8771 DATEDonthis15thdayo f May2018. By: /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, INANDFOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA. PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2018-CP-000302PR DIVISION:Probate. INRE:ESTATEOF: HELENM.MINSHEW,A/K/A HELENA.MINSHEW, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe EstateofHELENM.MINSHEW,a/k/aHELENA.MINSHEW,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasNovember 15,2017,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforOsceola County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis: 2CourthouseSquare, Kissi mmee,Florida34741. Thenamesandaddressesof thePersonalRepresentative andthePersonalRepresentativesattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF THREE(3)MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOF ACOPYOFTHISN OTICE ONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestate, mustfiletheirclaimswiththis CourtWITHIN(3)MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTSO FILEDWITHINTHETIME PERIODSETFORTHIN SECTION733.702OFTHE FLORIDAPROBATECODE WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH ABOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE AFTERTHEDECEDENT'S DATEOFDEATHIS BARRED. ThedateoffirstPublication ofthisnoticeis:May26, 2018. PersonalRepresentative: /s/NathanE.Minshew NATHANE.MINSHEW 1330SullivanRoad Davenport,Florida33896 Attorneyfor PersonalRepresentative: /s/C.D.LewisJr. C.D.LEWISJr. Attorneyfor NathanE.Minshew FloridaBarNo.435848. LEWISandMASSEY,P.A. Attorneys-at-Law 1021MassachusettsAvenue P.O.Box701654,St .Cloud, Florida34770-1654 T elephone:(407)892-5138 Fax#:(407)892-1534 May26,2018 June2,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT OFTHENINTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INAND FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA Case#:2017-CA-000271MF THEPALMSCOUNTRY CLUBANDRESORT, ACondominium Plaintiff, vs. DEANNAMICHELLE COUCHANDTHEHEIRS AND/ORBENEFICIARIES OFTHEESTATEOFDARRENGLENNCOUCH;, 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.Noticeofth e changedtimeofsaleshallbe publishedasprovidedherein Inaccordancewiththe AmericanswithDisabilities Act,ifyouareapersonwith adisabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.PleasecontacttheADACoordinator CourtAdministration OsceolaCountyCourthouse 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,(407)742-2417,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance orimmediatelyuponreceivingthisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduledappearanceislessthan7days;if youarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call711. /s/LeslieS.Stewart LeslieS.Stewart,Esquire BarNo.:0038178 StewartLawGroup,P.L. 238N.WestmonteDrive, Suite200 AltamonteSprings,FL32714 407-324-1860 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, ACCORDINGTOTHEMAP ORPLATTHEREOF,A S RECORDEDINPLA T BOOK4,PAGE(S)173AND 174,OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFOSCEOL A COUNTY,FLORIDA. CommonlyKnownas: 113SandalwoodDrive, Kissimmee,Florida34743 ANYPERSONCLAIMING ANINTERESTINTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTH E PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELI S PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAY S AFTERTHESALE. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertainassistance.Pleasecontact:CourtAdministrationat 2CourthouseSquare,Suite 6300,Kissimmee,Florida 34741,Telephone:(407) 742-2417,withintwo(2)workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisNoticeofSale;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired call1-800-955-8771. DATEDthisMay10,2018 /s/MatthewT.Wasinger MatthewT.Wasinger,Esq. WasingerLawOffice 605E.RobinsonStreet, Suite730 Orlando,FL32801 Filing#71966445 Telephone:(407)308-0991 Fla.BarNo.:0057873 AttorneyforPlaintiff Service:mattw@wasinger May19,26,2018 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FOROSCEOLA COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION 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 thepersonalr epresentative andthepersonalrepresentative'sattorneyaresetforth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedent'sestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt ONORBEFORETHE LATEROF3MONTHS AFTERTHETIMEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYS AFTERTHEDATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICEONTHEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandotherpers ons 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:May19, 2018. P e rsonalRepresentative: 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: SecondaryE-Mail: May19,26,2018




Page 24 OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Saturday, May 26, 2018 SunRail hosted a community train tour event at the new Poinciana station on May 19. Hundreds turned out for the event to get a close up look of the train and to get information regarding ticket prices, schedules and transportation services to and from the station. Poinciana is the terminus of Sunrails 17mile southern expansion which includes Kissimmee, Tupperware and Meadow Woods. Service is scheduled to start in late summer. Top row: Though the event didnt start until 10 a.m., many Poinciana residents were out touring the train as early as 8:30 a.m. Tickets are availabe for one way or round trip fares as well as reloadable SunCards. Pricing can be checked at Second row: Dozens of visitors surround one of the information tables that were handing out pamphlets with maps and schedules. Briseida Ortiz poses behind a cutout as her friend, Daisy Santiago, takes a photo.Third row: Visitors try out the spacious and comfortable seating on the upper deck of the train while reading their information pamphlets. The Middleton family from Kissimmee consider using the train to commute to work in Sanford. Right: Air Force veteran and train collector/hobbyist Mike Muller from Kissimmee looks forward to riding the train just for fun.News-Gazette Photos by Martin Maddock SUNRAIL SPARKS EXCITEMENT


Saturday, May 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E1 Section E May 26, 2018 Tribune Triple EWednesday, July 15, 2015 EEE-1 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 EThursday, May 24, 2018 EEE-1 www.citizentribune.comTribune Expanded Electronic Edition APTommy Chong pose for a picture at his home Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Los Angeles. About to turn 80, Chong says he never doubted hed live to see the day when marijuana would be legal in one form or another in 30 states across the country. LOS ANGELES (AP) Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country. He had no doubt when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they didn't just play hippie potheads in the movies they really were those guys could have landed them in prison. Not even in 2003 when Chong was imprisoned for nine months for conspiring to distribute handcrafted artisanal bongs the government declared drug par aphernalia. "Oh yeah, I saw it coming," he says of cannabis being legal in some form in about two-thirds of his adopted country's 50 states. "In fact, I kind of planned the whole thing out," he jokes. "Well, maybe I was a little premature with that bong thing. But other than that, I was pretty much right on point." So much so that when the High Priest of Stoner Comedy turns 80 on Thursday that's right, 80 he expects his Chong's Choice brand of marijuana, available in legal dispensaries in several states, will be consumed in abundance at the parties his family is planning. "Tommy likes to say he tests ev ery single batch. Which obviously he does. And he really enjoys it," his son Paris Chong says with a laugh. "For this one, make sure that whatever you have to eat around the house is healthy because you'll nd yourself munching away like crazy," the elder Chong says as he holds up a jar packed with a dozen or so choice green buds. "Oh, and we have chocolates too," he says, reaching for a pack age of candies that vaguely resem ble Tootsie Rolls. Not that he was ever a heavy pot user, Chong says, just a consistent connoisseur. "When I was 17, a jazz musi cian gave me a Lenny Bruce re cord and a joint at the same time, and it changed my life," he recalls. "I quit school I think a week later and went on the road and became a blues musician and eventually a comedian, and the rest, as they say, is history." His group Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers was signed to Motown, and Chong co-wrote the band's only hit, "Does Your Mama Know About Me," a smooth R&B tune that rose to No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968. When no other hits followed, Motown dropped the group, and the Canadian-born Chong returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he ran a pair of strip clubs with his brother. There he crossed paths with Richard Marin, a Mexi can-American art student from Los Angeles eight years his junior, who asked to join the house band. The pair began warming up audiences with stoner jokes, and a comedy team was born. After some discussion of what to call themselves Chong says "Richard and Tommy" and "Chong and Marin" were quickly rejected they settled on Cheech (Marin's nickname) and Chong. By then, Motown had helped Chong obtain a green card, and the two headed to fame and fortune in Los Angeles. On a recent early morning, Chong answers the door for a pho to shoot at his longtime home in the hills overlooking L.A.'s wealthy Brentwood section, arriving in gray jeans, sandals and a black T-shirt advertising the name of a Colorado cannabis dispensary he recently visited. He offers to change into another shirt for the photos before deciding to stick with the original. "Don't want to ruin my image," he concludes with a smile. As a photographer sets up, Chong polishes off a breakfast of oatmeal topped with sliced banana. In recent years, he's become a veg etarian, although he backslides. "Especially if you put a plate of dim sum in front of me. Of course, that's my cultural heritage." Chong, whose father emigrated from China before World War II, mostly identies culturally as Chinese, although he's equally proud of his Scotch, Irish and Na tive American ancestry from his mother's side. Married for more than 40 years to his wife, Shelby, he's a family man with six grown children, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. More than just a stoner come dian, he's been a passionate mari juana advocate for decades. He used cannabis during a bout with prostate cancer 10 years ago and more recently during treatment and recovery from colorectal cancer. He nds it ironic that if the U.S. government hadn't outlawed mari juana in the early 20th century, he and Marin might never have had a comedy career. Before the pair's bitter 1980s breakup, Cheech and Chong domi nated comedy for 15 years. They released ve Grammy-nominated, best-selling albums between 1971 and 1976, winning the 1973 Gram my for "Los Cochinos." Turning to lms, they wrote and starred in a half-dozen, beginning with 1978's "Up in Smoke." After the breakup, they would try periodically to reunite. Those efforts generally ended in angry, insult-laden exchanges until 10 years ago when Paris Chong intervened. Finding an email on his father's computer from Marin asking if he wanted to try again to put aside dif ferences, the son didn't bother to tell the father. He simply wrote yes and hit reply. "And then I told my dad, and they were really happy," he recalls, chuckling. "Sometimes you've just got to get out of your own way." "There's a bond now that will al ways be there no matter what hap pens," says Chong, who in casual conversation sounds little like his stoner-dude alter-ego. And "yeah," he says, answering the obvious question, "we still toke up." Still Smoking & JokingTommy Chong views life at 80 APTommy Chong pose for a picture at his home Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Los Angeles. 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Page E2, your local e-mail update News Now Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! APIn this April 24, 2018 file photo, Liverpool fans sing Youll Never Walk Alone as they hold up scarves prior to the Champions League semifinal, first leg, soccer match between Liv erpool and Roma at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England. CITIZEN TRIBUNE EntertainmentEEE-2 Thursday, May 24, 2018 Around the Industry Reality TV star pleads guilty in Coast Guardsmans deathVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) A former reality TV star has pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. Coast Guard tech nician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway. The Virginian-Pilot reports 25-year-old Melissa Han cock pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated DUI man slaughter in the November 2017 death of 29-year-old Petty Ofcer 2nd Class Daniel Dill. In March, Hancock entered pleas of no contest to driving the wrong way and failing to obey a highway sign. Those misdemeanors dont carry jail time, but the felony man slaughter charge carries a one-year minimum jail sentence. At the time of the crash, Dill was driving to pick up his wife and friends, who were celebrating her birthday. Hancock appeared on Lifetimes Little Women: Atlan ta, a reality show about women of short stature. Sentencing is set for Oct. 10.Spain issues arrest warrant for rapper convicted over lyricsMADRID (AP) Authorities in Spain issued arrest warrants Thursday for a Spanish rapper sentenced to pris on for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family. Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, a 24-year-old rap singer and composer from Palma de Mallorca best known as Valtonyc, was being sought, a prosecutors statement said. The rapper was supposed to turn himself in voluntarily to serve a two-year sentence, the statement said, adding that Spanish, European and international arrest warrants have been issued in his name. Lower courts ruled that he distributed songs online that praised terrorism, insulted Spanish royals and threatened a Spanish politician with violence. In February, the Supreme Court rejected Beltrans argu ment that he was expressing his right to free speech and that rap songs aim to be provocative. Valtonycs case became a cause celebre in Spain among organizations who claim Spanish authorities are cracking down on free speech rights. One of them, the Platform for Freedom of Information, said Thursday the court rulings were a clear violation of fundamental rights and y in the face of international principles on freedom of expression which Spain has signed up to. Beltran had announced that he would be disobeying the court summons to go to prison. Tomorrow they will knock down the door to my house to put me in prison. For a few songs, the rapper wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. Im not going to make it so easy. Disobeying is legiti mate and a must before this fascist state, he said, adding that Spain was once again making a fool of itself. Others expressed little sympathy with his plight, including the parliamentary spokesman for the pro-business Citizens party, who tweeted, Brave when breaking the law, cowardly when its time to accept the consequences.Survivor nal vote deadlocks, tiebreaker vote neededLOS ANGELES (AP) History was made on the CBS reality series Survivor. For the rst time in 36 seasons, the season nale ended in a deadlock, and a tiebreaker was needed to crown a champ. Host Jeff Probst on Wednesday night revealed jurors on Survivor: Ghost Island in Fiji were deadlocked at ve votes apiece for Wendell Holland and construction super visor Domenick Abbate of Nesconset, New York. It was up to the third member of the nal three, Laurel Johnson, to break the tie. Johnson cast her vote for Holland. The 33-year-old fur niture builder from Philadelphia received the $1 million prize.Tina Fey makes surprise visit to her former high schoolUPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) Actress and comedian Tina Fey has made a surprise visit to her former Pennsyl vania high school. District ofcials say Fey stopped by Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Wednesday to lm a promotional video for her Broadway musical Mean Girls. Fey graduated from Upper Darby in 1988, and she previ ously said her time there loosely inspired the 2004 Mean Girls lm. The district welcomed the actress in a Facebook post, saying Once a Royal, Always a Royal. Fey spoke with students who had seen the musical dur ing her visit, and she was serenaded by the schools Encore Singers. Fey called the singing, beautiful. Mean Girls has received 12 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. The awards will be given out in June.Lawyer who helped prosecute Cosby joining Philadelphia rmNORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) A lawyer who was part of the team that prosecuted Bill Cosby is taking a job with a Philadelphia-based law rm. But Stewart Ryan will continue to serve as a special prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attor neys ofce until the comedians sentencing is complete. Ryan will leave Friday to become a civil litigator with the rm of Laffey, Bucci and Kent. He will focus on victims of crime who have suffered physical or emotional in juries. District Attorney Kevin Steele announced Ryans depar ture on Wednesday. He said Ryan was one of our best prosecutors. Cosby was convicted in April on three counts of aggra vated indecent assault. The 80-year-old comedian is due to be sentenced Sept. 24 and faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison. Gerry Marsden walked into Liver pools ODEON cinema for a Laurel and Hardy lm. It was raining when he started to leave, so he decided to stay for the second part of the double feature and watch the comedy duo one more time. And with that, a part of soccer his tory was born. Rodgers and Hammersteins Car ousel was the other movie, and Mars den perked up during the second half. I thought what a beautiful song. Im going to tell my band were going to play that song, the 75-year-old Mars den recalled last week. So I went back and told my buddies were doing a bal lad called Youll Never Walk Alone. Manager Brian Epstein and pro ducer George Martin the manage ment team of both the Beatles and of Marsdens Gerry and the Pacemakers were skeptical. But when the cover version was released in October 1963, it became the bands third No. 1 hit on the British singles chart. And then it was adopted by the Kop the onedeck stand behind one of the goals at Aneld containing Liverpools most fervid supporters. The famous tune will be sung Sat urday by 16,000-plus Liverpool fans at Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, before the Champions League nal against Real Madrid, most holding banners with the songs title. And it will be sung that afternoon and evening at Broadways Imperial Theatre by so prano Renee Fleming, nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in this seasons revival of the musical. Its just one of those pieces, like Amazing Grace, like Leonard Co hens Hallelujah, thats universal, Fleming said. Its about resilience, and its about hope ultimately. Despite whatever travails we have, we have to keep going. Cover versions also have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong, Olivia Newton-John and Barbra Streisand. Pink Floyd in cluded the crowd singing it in Fear less. Youll Never Walk Alone was the subject of a German documentary by director Andre Schaefer last year. Kent Roger Solheim, a Liverpool fan in Sandefjord, Norway, named his daughter, who was born on New Years Day, YNWA Soe, according to reports in British media. Its a global phenomenon wher ever we play, whether its Australia or England, said John Henry, principal owner of Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox. My mother was a big fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein, used to play their works on a piano when I was a boy. I remember being moved by the lyrics. Its a powerful combination of lyrics and music. The anthems genealogy goes back to Budapest, Hungary, and the 1909 premiere of Ferenc Molnars Liliom. The play opened on Broadway in 1921, and a 1944 revival starred In grid Bergman, Burgess Meredith and Elia Kazan. Molnar turned down of fers from Giacomo Puccini and Kurt Weill to buy the rights but reached a deal with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, whose Oklahoma! transformed musical theater in 1943. The pair shifted the action from Hungary to coastal Maine, and with music by Rodgers and a book and lyric by Hammerstein, Carousel opened at the Majestic Theatre on April 19, 1945, after tryouts in New Haven, Connecticut, and a short run in Boston. Christine Johnson sang cousin Nettie Fowler, the spa owner who consoles the pregnant Julie Jordan with Youll Never Walk Alone after the suicide of Julies abusive husband, carousel barker Billy Bigelow. The 1956 lm adap tation by director Henry King starred Claramae Turner as Nettie. When I sing it out of context, its an anthem, its a spectacular anthem that people know and love, Fleming said. In context, its a reaction to this ex traordinary and shocking tragedy. Marsdens version most likely played at Aneld for the rst time on Oct. 19, 1963, before a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. The top 10 hits of the week were played in reverse order before kickoff, and Youll Nev er Walk Alone was No. 7. By the time the Red Devils returned to play Leicester on Nov. 2, it had risen to the top of the charts and was the last tune before kickoff. I thought, oh, thats lovely there, said Marsden, who attended every Liverpool home match back then. The next time I went to the match two weeks later, they did it again. And by then the Kop, the whole 22,000 of them, is singing Youll Never Walk Alone. And I thought, wow! And that became the song for Liverpool. The song remained on top for the home match against Fulham on Nov. 16, but the fans kept singing it even after it was displaced at No. 1 by the Beatles She Loves You for the Burn ley match on Nov. 30. Marsden got to speak to Liverpool manager Bill Shankly about the song at The Ed Sullivan Show in New York the fol lowing May 10. He said, Gerry my son, Ive given you a football team. Youve given us a song, Marsden recalled. The song title is atop the Shankly Gates, dedicated outside the Aneld Road stand on Aug. 26, 1982, and moved in a 2016 redevelopment to the entrance of the Centenary Stand car park. It was added to the Liverpool club crest in 1992-93, and supporters of Scotlands Celtic and Germanys Borussia Dortmund also have adopted it.Youll Never Walk Alone is a hit from Broadway to KievComcast and Disney fight for Twenty-First Century Fox NEW YORK (AP) Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-tohead bidding war for Foxs entertain ment properties. The potential battle for Twenty-First Century Fox comes as traditional enter tainment companies try to amass more properties to compete better with tech nology companies such as Amazon and Netix for viewers attention and dollars. Comcast said Wednesday that its in the advanced stages of making an offer. The company did not provide de tails, other than to say that its all-cash offer would have a higher value than Disneys current, $52.4 billion all-stock offer. The Wall Street Journal and oth ers reported earlier that Comcast had lined up $60 billion in cash to chal lenge Disney for media mogul Rupert Murdochs company. Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, said Comcasts interest highlights the fact that content is becoming more important as ways to deliver content proliferate. Cable companies like Comcast are no longer com peting only with satellite alternatives such as DirecTV, but also stand-alone services such as Netix and cable-like online bundles through Sony, AT&T and others. Those categories mean less and less all the time who is a distributor and who is a creator, he said. Content is king, the most important thing. Dis tribution can happen over a variety of mechanisms. Disney already started its own sports streaming service and plans an enter tainment-focused one late next year featuring movies and shows from its own studios, which include Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars creator Lucas lm. With the Fox deal, Disney would get more content for those services through the studios behind the Avatar movies, The Simpsons and Mod ern Family, along with National Geo graphic. Marvel would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, reuniting X-Men with the Avengers. If Comcast won these assets from the arms of Disney, it would be a dev astating blow to ... Disneys streaming ambitions going forward, GBH In sights analyst Dan Ives said. Comcast, meanwhile, has been leading the way in marrying pipes with the entertainment that ows through them. It bought NBCUniver sals cable channels and movie studio in 2013 and added Dreamworks Ani mation in 2016.


Saturday, May 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E3 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 BEIJING (AP) No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnor mal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba. "China is already con ducting a careful investiga tion, and we have already given the U.S. preliminary feedback," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said during a regular news brieng. "At this point, we have not yet found any reason or clue leading to the situation described by the U.S.," Lu said, adding that China ad heres to the Vienna Conven tion on protecting foreign diplomats. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testied be fore the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that when the U.S. informed China of the inci dent in Guangzhou, "They said all the right things and have demonstrated their willingness to help us iden tify the vector which led to this medical incident." The State Department has dispatched a medical team to Guangzhou, where "subtle and vague, but ab normal, sensations of sound and pressure" were reported by an American government worker. The department said Thursday that it is aware of only one employee who has been affected and that there have been no reports of private U.S. citizens ex periencing the phenomena. Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the American employee had shown clinical nd ings similar to patients with mild traumatic brain injury, known commonly as a con cussion. The worker, who has been sent to the U.S. for addition al testing, experienced "a variety of symptoms" from late 2017 through April, Nauert said Wednesday. The Chinese state-owned Global Times newspaper said in an editorial Thursday that the investiga tion into the U.S. govern ment employee's condition should be "objective." The newspaper said it was "inappropriate" for the U.S. to connect the incident with what American diplomats underwent in Cuba. "It is completely unthink able for there to be medical attacks launched against foreigners, particularly dip lomats, in China," the Glob al Times said. "A sonic attack especially requires exceptional imagination," the commen tary said, asking, "What sort of 'prot' would make it worthwhile for China to take such a risk?" On Wednesday, Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the medical indications of the Guangzhou incident "are very similar and entirely consistent with the medical indications of the Ameri cans working in Havana." Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who met Wednes day with Pompeo in Washington and then addressed a joint news conference, said China hasn't found any or ganization or individual re sponsible for "such a sonic inuence." "We don't want to see this individual case magnied, complicated or even politi cized," Wang said. Pompeo commended China's response and said it has offered to assist the U.S. in investigating. Last October, the State Department ordered nonessential embassy person nel and the families of all staff to leave Havana after at least 24 Americans experienced a range of mys terious ailments, often after hearing an unusual sound. While the symptoms and sensations have varied from person to person, some have permanent hearing loss or concussions, while others have struggled with nausea, headaches, concentration and common word recall. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsThursday, May 24, 2018 EEE-3 APIn this Oct. 26, 2009 le photo, security workers guard at construction site of the U.S. Consulate compound in Guangzhou in southern Chinas Guangdong province. The State Department said an email notice Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic conditionTrump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto partsWASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administra tion launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the im ports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled. President Donald Trump predicted earlier that U.S. automakers and auto workers would be "very happy" with the out come of the NAFTA talks. The White House said in a statement Wednes day that the president had asked Commerce Secre tary Wilbur Ross to consider whether the imports of automobiles, including trucks, and automotive parts threaten U.S. nation al security. The president said in the statement that "core industries such as automobiles and automotive parts are critical to our strength as a Nation." The U.S. remains far apart on the talks over re writing the trade pact with Canada and Mexico, with the discussions at an im passe over rules for car production. The initiation of the trade investigation could be seen as an attempt to gain leverage in the talks with the two U.S. neighbors. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that efforts to renego tiate the trade agreement could spill into next year. Nearly half of the ve hicles sold in the U.S. are imported, with many coming from assembly plants in Mexico and Canada. During a meeting with auto executives earlier this month, Trump said he would push for an increase in the production of ve hicles built at U.S. plants. He has also criticized Eu ropean Union auto imports and tariffs and earlier this year threatened a "tax" on European imports. A person familiar with the discussions said the president has suggested seeking new tariffs of 20 to 25 percent on automobile imports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity and was not authorized to speak about private delib erations. Trump brought a littleused weapon to his ght to protect auto workers: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The provision authorizes the president to restrict imports and impose un limited tariffs on national security grounds. The Trump administra tion used that authority in March to slap tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports. Until then, the United States had pur sued only two such inves tigations since joining the World Trade Organization in 1995. Both times in a 1999 case involving oil imports and a 2001 case involving iron ore and steel imports the Com merce Department refused to recommend sanctions. Critics fear that other countries will retaliate or use national security as a pretext to impose trade sanctions of their own. Daniel Ujczo, a trade lawyer with Dickinson Wright PLLC, said the tar iff threat is likely meant to pressure Mexico into accepting U.S. demands for NAFTA changes that would shift more auto pro duction to the U.S. from Mexico. But he questioned whether it would work. "I do not believe that it will have the desired ef fect," Ujczo said. "Every one knows that (the in vestigation) will take too long and has no chance of surviving any legal chal lenge." Trump offered a hint about the move earlier in the day on the South Lawn, telling reporters that "you'll be seeing very soon what I'm talking about." He noted that both Mexico and Canada have been "very difcult to deal with" during the negotiations. "I am not happy with their requests. But I will tell you in the end we win, we will win and will win big," Trump said be fore departing for New York. He said America's neighbors have been "very spoiled because nobody's done this but I will tell you that what they ask for is not fair. Our auto workers are going to be extremely happy." Mexico has so far re sisted U.S. attempts to get higher regional content rules in the auto industry and move production to higher-wage U.S. and Canadian factories. The U.S. has also sought to change NAFTA's dispute-resolution system, and include a sunset clause that would allow countries to exit af ter ve years. The Trump administra tion has already missed an informal deadline that had been set by House Speaker Paul Ryan to get a revamped deal to Con gress in time for law makers to vote on it in a midterm election year. Mexico, meanwhile, will hold presidential elections on July 1 and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the leftist candidate who has led in polls, has said the re-negotiation shouldn't be rushed through and should be left to the winner of the election. If the negotiators fail to agree to a revamped ver sion of NAFTA, the dis cussions could be extended into 2019. Trump could also carry out his threat to abandon the agreement that he has long railed against, throwing commerce among the three countries into disarray. Trump has sought to overhaul NAFTA in an effort to return auto production to the United States and reduce America's trade decit. The U.S. has been demanding that a percentage of a car's con tent of auto parts originate in a country the U.S. or Canada with aver age auto worker wages of about $15 an hour to qual ify for NAFTA's duty-free status. But companies have built supply chains that straddle NAFTA borders and changing the rules could disrupt their operations, raise costs and potentially put them at a competitive disadvantage with manufacturers in Asia and Europe.


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 HONOLULU (AP) Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue ames burning from cracks in the pavement as the Kilauea volcano gush es fountains of lava in the background, offering insight into a new dimension in the volcano's weekslong eruption. Volcanos produce methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees. The gas ows through the ground and up through existing cracks. "It's very dramatic. It's very eerie," Jim Kaua hikaua, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist, told reporters. He said it was only the second time he's ever seen blue ames during an eruption. The methane can seep through cracks several feet away from the lava. It can also cause explosions when it's ignited while trapped underground. These blasts can toss blocks several feet away, said Wendy Stovall, also a scientist at the Geological Survey. Hawaii County has or dered about 2,000 people to evacuate from Leilani Estates and surrounding neighborhoods since the eruption began on May 3. The volcano has opened more than 20 vents in the ground that have released lava, sulfur dioxide and steam. The lava has been pouring down the ank of the volcano and into the ocean miles away. The eruption has de stroyed 50 buildings, in cluding about two dozen homes. One person was seriously injured after being hit by a ying piece of lava. Stovall said lava spatter from one vent was form ing a wall that was helping protect a nearby geother mal plant. Lava from that vent was shooting further into the air and producing the highest lava wall of all the vents, which was blocking molten rock from owing north toward the plant. Ofcials shut down Puna Geothermal shortly after the eruption began. On Tuesday, ofcials nished stabilizing wells that bring up hot liquid and steam to feed a turbine generator. A team from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and the company continued Wednesday to plug the wells to make sure the uid inside doesn't move from one part of the well to the other, said Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County. Earlier this month of cials removed a ammable gas called pentane from the plant to reduce the chance of explosions. Tourism ofcials cheered news that a Nor wegian Cruise Lines ship that tours the Hawaiian Is lands would resume stop ping in Kailua-Kona next week. Businesses catering to tourists on the cruise have been hurt since the company suspended Big Island port visits after the eruption began. The company said it would resume calling on Hilo, a town on the eastern side of the island closer to the lava, when conditions allow. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Thursday, May 24, 2018 APIn this May 23, 2018 photo, lava erupts in the air in Leilani Estates area near Pahoa, Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano has opened more than 20 vents in the ground that have released lava, sulfur dioxide and steam. APThis photo from video from the U.S. Geological Survey shows blue burning flames of methane gas erupting through cracks on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii during the overnight hours of Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian; did not brakeDETROIT (AP) The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators. In a preliminary report on the crash, the Nation al Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that emergency braking is not enabled while Uber's cars are under computer con trol, "to reduce the poten tial for erratic vehicle be havior." Instead, Uber relies on a human backup driver to intervene. The system, however, is not designed to alert the driver. In the crash, the driver began steering less than a second before impact but didn't brake until less than a second after impact, according to the preliminary report, which does not determine fault. A video of the crash showed the driver look ing down just before the vehicle struck and killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Uber said in a company release that it has worked closely with the NTSB and is doing an internal review of its self-driving vehicle program. The company also has brought in former NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart "to advise us on our overall safety cul ture, and we look forward to sharing more on the changes we'll make in the coming weeks." The NTSB report comes a day after Uber pulled its self-driving cars out of Ar izona, eliminating the jobs of about 300 people who served as backup drivers and performed other jobs connected to the vehicles. Uber had suspended testing of its self-driving ve hicles in Arizona, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto while regulators investigated the cause of the March 18 crash. Sensors on the fully au tonomous Volvo XC-90 SUV spotted Herzberg while the car was traveling 43 miles per hour and de termined that braking was needed 1.3 seconds before impact, according to the report. Herzberg was pushing a bicycle across a boulevard in the darkness when the crash occurred on a part of the road that had no cross walk and was not lighted, the report said. She was wearing dark clothing and did not look in the direction of the ve hicle until just before impact. A toxicology report showed that she tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana, according to the NTSB. Also, the bicycle had no side reectors and the front and back reectors were perpendicular to the Uber SUV. Uber also disabled the Volvo's factory-equipped automatic emergency braking system when the vehicle is in autonomous mode, the report said. In an interview with the NTSB, Uber's backup driver said she had been monitoring the "selfdriving interface." While her personal and business telephones were in the vehicle, she said neither was in use at the time of the crash. The NTSB said that all other aspects of the SUV's self-driving system were running normally at the time, and there were no faults or diagnostic trouble messages. The agency, which can make safety recommendations to other federal agencies, said information in the preliminary report can change as the investi gation progresses and that no conclusions should be drawn from the report. The NTSB preliminary report doesn't provide "any decisive ndings or conclusions," said Daniel Scarpinato, spokesman for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. "We await the more thorough and nal investi gative report. Uber's selfdriving vehicle suspension remains in place." Separately, the Tempe Police Department said it has submitted a report on its investigation to the Maricopa County Attor ney's Ofce, but would not release any informa tion about it until a review of the report by the ofce is completed. The county attorney is the main prosecution agency for most of the Phoenix area.'Eerie' blue flames burn in cracks caused by Hawaii volcano


Saturday, May 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E5 BUENOS AIRES, Ar gentina (AP) Daiana Garnica's sparkling eyes catch the attention of many passers-by in Argentina's capital, where her face is painted on a wall in a plea for help to nd the teenager who disappeared one year ago. Garnica's image is one of ve paintings of miss ing young people put on walls across Buenos Aires in a bid to raise awareness about their disappearances. The initiative, which is led by the private group Missing Children Argentina under the #Paredes QueBuscan, or #WallsThatSearch, slogan, is supported by a growing number of urban artists who hope their work helps the search become more visible. "I wanted to communi cate the gaze, which is the strongest, so that the im age has an impact," artist Sebastian Richeri told The Associated Press. "So you stop and stare at it, instead of looking at it like just an other face." A bright orange neon light surrounds the teenager's smiling face, which is painted in black and white and tones of grey that contrast with a color ful background resembling a galaxy. Garnica's portrait is on the exterior wall of a bus terminal in the Vil la Crespo neighborhood, where urban art is often displayed in murals. Richeri, who signs his work "Chispart," a nickname that combines "spark" in Spanish and "art," based the painting on one of the photographs the family has used in the search for Garnica, who went missing at age 17. She was last seen on May 6, 2017, when she went out shopping with Dario Suarez, a neighbor in her small community in the northern Argentine province of Tucuman. Suarez is the only person ar rested in the case so far. He is accused of playing a role in her disappearance. Authorities have offered a reward of about $6,000 for information leading to Garnica's whereabouts. "Tucuman doesn't have enough means to look for missing people," Daiana's sister, Sonia Garnica, told the AP. "Nothing that the (authorities) have said has been satisfactory." She suspects that her sister, a cheerful teenager who was close to her family, was delivered to a prostitution ring. But she remains hopeful. "I think this (mural proj ect) that spreads her image is going to help speak to the public conscience, and reinforce the fact that there's a family waiting for her," she said. "If they think like a father, a mother, a family member, it will move them to speak out." The national registry of missing minors says 1,154 are still missing out of the 2,571 cases reported last year nationwide. Most are between the ages of 13 and 17, and girls predominate among the missing. The campaign was launched by Missing Chil dren and the advertising agency DDB Argentina. All the images share the same deep gaze in the eyes. In a corner of each mural, the artist has paint ed the name and age of the missing youngster, and a telephone number to call in case anyone has infor mation. "The person who sees this wall will say: Why is this face here?" said Missing Children Argentina President Lidia Grichener, standing in front of a mu ral of Salome Valenzu ela in the neighborhood of Palermo. The walls are visible to pedestrians and motorists in strategic parts of the capital and photos of the painted portraits have been widely viewed and shared on social media. "That way, the images of these eyes can reach other eyes," Richeri said. CITIZEN TRIBUNE WorldThursday, May 24, 2018 EEE-5 APA man walks by a mural of Daiana Garnic, a 17-year-old girl who has been missing since last year, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Garnica is one of five images of missing youngsters painted in walls across Bue nos Aires to raise awareness about their disappearance.Argentines use murals to search for missing childrenNot forgottenLondon couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her bodyLONDON (AP) A London couple delusionally obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of mur dering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonre in their backyard. A jury at the Central Criminal Court convict ed 35-year-old Sabrina Kouider and 40-year-old Ouissem Medouni after six days of deliberation. The French couple, who had a turbulent on-off re lationship, denied killing Sophie Lionnet, though they admitted disposing of the body. Each defendant blamed the other for the death of the 21-year-old Frenchwoman. Prosecutors say the pair killed Lionnet af ter becoming obsessed with the belief she was in league with Kouider's exboyfriend Mark Walton, a founding member of Irish boy band Boyzone. Kouider was said to be xated on Walton and be lieved Lionnet was having an affair with him and helping him carry out a sex-abuse plot though in fact the two had never met. Kouider and Me douni, a banker, repeat edly beat and interrogated Lionnet in an attempt to make her confess. Prosecutors said the couple starved the nanny, beat her with an electri cal cable and tortured her by dunking her head under water. After killing her in a bathtub in September, they threw her body on a bonre in their yard in an afuent area of southwest London near the home of the Wimbledon tennis tournament. When neighbors called reghters because of the pungent-smelling smoke, Medouni claimed the charred remains belonged to a sheep. Walton, a music pro ducer who lives in Los Angeles, said his two-year relationship with Kouidar was "the most turbulent re lationship I had ever been in." He described in court how she would sometimes "ip, get very angry, very loud and just not care where we were. She would just go crazy over some thing trivial." He continued to pay Kouidar's rent for a time after they split up in 2013. After he stopped, she be gan a campaign of harassment, reporting him to po lice more than 30 times for allegedly sexually abusing a cat, using black magic and hiring a helicopter to spy on her. Frustrated that police were not taking her seriously, she accused Walton on Facebook of be ing a pedophile. Prosecutor Richard Horwell told jurors that the couple's "unhealthy, myopic, all-consuming and groundless" obsession with Walton had deprived them of reason. Kouider collapsed in tears as the jury foreman delivered the verdicts, while Medouni hung his head. The pair will be sen tenced June 26. The victim's mother, Catherine Devallone, wept in court, and called her daughter's killers "monsters." "These monsters repeat edly beat Sophie," she said in a statement. "They starved, tortured and broke her. They took away her dignity and nally her life. "Our Sophie will soon be laid to rest. No god will ever forgive you both for what you have done to our daughter." Aisling Hosein of the Crown Prosecution Ser vice said "only Kouider and Medouni know exactly how they killed So phie but the prosecution was able to prove that she died as a result of purpose ful and sustained violence, and not by accident." "They were both jointly involved and came up with a plan to try and destroy her body and escape re sponsibility for this hor rendous crime for which they have been found guilty," she said.


Page E6, CITIZEN TRIBUNE FoodEEE-2 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 By America's Test KitchenMinneapolis taverns are fa mous for the Jucy Lucy, a moist beef burger stuffed with American cheese. Replicating the Jucy Lucy seemed easy enough_but our burgers, cooked to well-done to melt the cheese inside, were dry and tough or the cheese melt ed through the meat, leaving an empty cavern where the cheese had been. To keep the cheese in place, we created a double-sealed pocket by wrapping the cheese inside a small beef patty and then mold ing a second patty around it. Adding a mixture of bread and milk, mashed into a paste, to the ground beef kept the burgers moist and juicy.JUCY LUCY BURGERSServings: 4 Start to nish: 45 minutes Buy the American cheese from the deli counter, and ask them to slice it into a 1/2-inch slab from which you can cut four big cubes to ll the center of the burgers. One or two percent low-fat milk can be substituted for the whole milk. The cheesy center of these burgers is molten hot when rst removed from the grill, so be sure to let the burgers rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. 2 slices hearty white sandwich bread, torn into 1-inch pieces 1/4 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 pounds 85 percent lean ground beef 1 slice deli American cheese (1/2-inch-thick), quartered In large bowl using potato masher, mash bread, milk, gar lic powder, salt, and pepper into smooth paste. Add beef and light ly knead mixture until well com bined. Divide meat into four equal por tions. Using half of each portion of meat, encase cheese to form mini burger patty. Mold remaining half-portion of meat around mini patty and seal edges to form ball. Flatten ball with palm of your hand, forming 3/4-inch-thick patty. Cover and refrigerate pat ties for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. For a charcoal grill: Open bottom vent completely. Light large chimney starter half lled with charcoal briquettes (3 quarts). When top coals are par tially covered with ash, pour even ly over grill. Set cooking grate in place, cover, and heat grill until hot, about 5 minutes. For a gas grill: Turn all burn ers to high, cover, and heat grill until hot, about 15 minutes. Turn all burners to medium. Clean and oil cooking grate. Lay burgers on grill and cook, without pressing on them, until well browned on both sides and cooked through, 12 to 16 minutes, ipping burgers halfway through grilling. Transfer burgers to plat ter, tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest for 5 minutes be fore serving. Nutrition information per serving: 432 calories; 249 calories from fat; 28 g fat (11 g saturated; 2 g trans fats); 121 mg cholester ol; 697 mg sodium; 9 g carbohy drate; 0 g ber; 2 g sugar; 34 g protein.How to cook a moist beef burger stuffed with American cheese APThis undated photo provided by Americas Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows Jucy Lucy burgers in Brookline, Mass. APThis undated photo provided by Americas Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows chili con queso in Brookline, Mass. APThis undated photo shows creamy butter milk coleslaw in Brookline, Mass.By Americas Test KitchenWe wanted a buttermilk coleslaw with crisp pieces of cabbage lightly coated with a avorful buttermilk dressing that would cling to the cabbage instead of collecting in the bottom of the bowl. We found that salting and draining the cabbage removed excess water and wilted it to a pickle-crisp texture. For a dressing that was both hefty and tangy, we combined but termilk, mayonnaise, and sour cream.CREAMY BUTTERMILK COLESLAWServings: 4 Start to nish: 1 hour and 30 minutes If you are planning to serve the coleslaw immediately, rinse the salted cabbage in a large bowl of ice water, drain it in a colander, pick out any ice cubes, then pat the cabbage dry before dressing. 1/2 head red or green cabbage, cored and sliced thin (6 cups) Salt and pepper 1 carrot, peeled and shredded 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 small shallot, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard Toss shredded cabbage and 1 teaspoon salt in colander or large-mesh strainer set over medium bowl. Let stand until cabbage wilts, at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Rinse cabbage under cold running water. Press, but do not squeeze, to drain; pat dry with paper towels. Place wilted cabbage and carrot in large bowl. Stir buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, shallot, pars ley, vinegar, sugar, mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 tea spoon pepper together in small bowl. Pour dressing over cabbage and toss to combine; refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Coleslaw can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.) Nutrition information per serving: 115 calories; 64 calories from fat; 7 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 8 mg cholesterol; 408 mg sodium; 11 g carbohydrate; 3 g ber; 7 g sugar; 36 g protein. How to make buttermilk dressing that's both hefty and tangy By Americas Test KitchenChili con queso has fallen on hard times; often it's just Ro-tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies mixed with Velveeta, microwaved, and stirred. We wanted to keep the simplic ity but ditch the plastic avor and waxy texture. We started with a base of chicken broth, cream cheese, and cornstarch to help stabilize the cheese and prevent it from breaking. For the cheeses, we chose Mon terey Jack for its great avor and American cheese for its superior meltability. We kept the classic Rotel tomatoes but bumped up their a vor even more with garlic and canned chipotle chili. This dip tasted best when made with block cheese that we shredded ourselves; you can nd block Ameri can cheese at the deli counter. Preshredded cheese will work, but the dip will be much thicker. If you pre fer a mild chili con queso, omit the chipotle. Serve with tortilla chips or pita chipsCHILI CON QUESOServings: 8-10 Start to nish: 1 to 2 hours 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth 4 ounces cream cheese 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon minced canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 teaspoon pepper 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (2 cups) 4 ounces American cheese, shred ded (1 cup) 1 (10-ounce) can Ro-tel Diced To matoes & Green Chilies, drained Microwave broth, cream cheese, cornstarch, chipotle, garlic, and pep per in large bowl, whisking occa sionally, until smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in Monterey Jack and American cheeses until well combined. For 1 1/2to 5-quart slow cook er Transfer mixture to slow cooker, cover, and cook until cheese is melt ed, 1 to 2 hours on low. For 5 1/2to 7-quart slow cooker Transfer mixture to 1-quart souf dish. Set dish in slow cooker and pour water into slow cooker un til it reaches about one-third up sides of dish (about 2 cups water). Cover and cook until cheese is melted, 1 to 2 hours on low. Remove dish from slow cooker, if desired. Whisk dip until smooth, then stir in tomatoes. Serve. (Dip can be held on warm or low setting for up to 2 hours. Adjust consistency with hot water as needed, adding 2 table spoons at a time.) Nutrition information per serving: 223 calories; 161 calories from fat; 18 g fat (11 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 55 mg cholesterol; 647 mg so dium; 5 g carbohydrate; 1 g ber; 2 g sugar; 11 g protein.Chili con queso without the plastic flavor or waxy texture


Saturday, May 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E7 WASHINGTON (AP) First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administra tion would ease sanctions against a Chinese smartphone maker accused of es pionage. "Too many jobs in China lost," he wrote. Ethics watchdogs and political adversaries called last week's events a blatant case of Trump appearing to trade foreign favors to his business for changes in government policy, exactly the kind of situation they pre dicted would happen when the real estate mogul turned politician refused to divest from his sprawling business interests. And they say that such dealmaking will likely be come business as usual, un checked by a Republicanled Congress, court cases that could take years and a public that hasn't gotten too excited about the obscure constitutional prohibition on the president accepting emoluments, or benets, from foreign governments without congressional approval. "It's an issue that seems highly technical and com plex, and is difcult to link to everyday lives," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Con necticut Democrat who is heading up an emoluments lawsuit brought by about 200 or so members of Con gress. "But when you bring it home to the reason for the emoluments clause, namely to prevent conicts of inter est, so the president will act only for the benet of the United States, not for his own self-interest, then peo ple should understand that his taking that benet compromises his priorities," Blumenthal said. Such concerns have dogged Trump since he took ofce. His Washington hotel, just blocks from the White House, has become a magnet for foreign governments seeking to inuence his administration, including groups tied to Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. Trump's nancial disclosure last week showed the hotel took in more than $40 million in revenue last year. To allay fears of conicts, Trump promised to give the U.S. Treasury the prots from foreign stays at his hotels, which came to $151,470. His company declined to say how that gure was cal culated. A Quinnipiac University National Poll released in March found that 57 per cent of Americans believe Trump is not honest. Still, in the latest Quinnipiac poll last month, Trump's job approval rating stood at 41 percent, matching the high est mark of his presidency. Shana Gadarian, a politi cal psychologist at Syracuse University, said those who pay attention to politics tend to be more partisan and often set aside information they nd inconsistent with their beliefs. "To the extent that you like this administration," she said, "you might say this is just the way business is done. This isn't a con cern." Whether there was a quid pro quo in the ChinaIndonesia deal, similarly, depends on whom you ask. An Indonesian company, MNC Land, conrmed last week that it hired the sub sidiary of the state-owned Metallurgical Corp. of China to build a theme park in its Lido City development outside Jakarta. MNC Land three years earlier struck a deal for the development to include a Trump-branded hotel, 400 luxury villas and condos, and an 18-hole championship golf course. MNC Land said the Trump Organization has "no relationship" with the theme park that the Chi nese company is building. It also said that news reports that a Chinese governmentbacked $500 million loan for the project had been signed were false. The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment. China's for eign and commerce minis tries and the Cabinet's news ofce also did not respond to requests for comment. Calls to the China Metal lurgical Group rang unanswered. James Schultz, a former associate White House counsel for Trump, said the argument that Trump was violating the emoluments clause merely because a theme park is being built near a Trump hotel property is "farfetched." Just 72 hours after that deal was announced, Trump sent a tweet that marked what appeared to be a major reversal in the government's stance on massive Chinese phone company ZTE and on Trump's "America First" foreign policy. The U.S. intelligence community has warned about the Chinese smart phone maker's perceived ties to the Chinese govern ment and its possible use for remote surveillance. ZTE has been ned in re cent years for shipping American goods to ve em bargoed countries, including Iran and North Korea. The Pentagon banned ZTE phones from retail stores on military bases because the devices could be a se curity risk. And the Trump administration ordered a seven-year halt in American shipments of computer mi crochips and software that are at the heart of most of ZTE's telecommunications gear. That ban particularly was devastating to ZTE and its 75,000 employees, with the company recently announc ing it was halting opera tions. Trump tweeted that he was working with the presi dent of China "to give mas sive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!" Don Fox, the former general counsel of the U.S. Ofce of Government Eth ics, said the Chinese "knew exactly what they were in vesting in" with the deal in Indonesia. "It also strains credulity that the president wasn't aware of this when he made his favorable com ments about ZTE." Three pending lawsuits, which could potentially take years to litigate, are likely the key to untan gling whether such a busi ness deal, in addition to the various bookings of Trump properties by lobbyists, for eign governments, corporate and political interests, constitute emoluments. The president's attorneys have disputed that. "It is our only real remedy," Blumenthal said of the cases. "It may sound like a sign of frustration, and inertia, but the founders provided us this sole rem edy. ... We need a judge to order the president to obey the law." WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump escalated his efforts to dis credit the Russia investiga tion Wednesday, saying the FBI has been caught in a "MAJOR spy scandal" over its use of a secret informant to determine whether some of Trump's campaign aides were working with Russia ahead of the 2016 election. "SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!" Trump tweeted. Former FBI Director James Comey, who was red by Trump last year, said the agency's use of se cret informants was "tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country." "Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our coun try. How will Republicans explain this to their grand children?" tweeted Comey, a former Republican who now identies as an inde pendent. At issue are reports that a longtime U.S. government informant approached members of Trump's cam paign in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Rus sian efforts to sway the election. Trump and his GOP sup porters in Congress are now demanding information on the outside informant, claiming it as proof that the Obama administration was trying to spy on his Repub lican campaign for political reasons. The White House has negotiated rare access to classied documents for Trump's congressional allies in a brieng expected Thursday. "Look how things have turned around on the Crimi nal Deep State," Trump tweeted Wednesday. "They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around!" The president's com ments came a day after he increased pressure on the Justice Department, declining to say whether he has condence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Over the weekend, Trump demanded that the Justice Department investigate the FBI and Justice Department's handling of the Russia probe. The Justice Department agreed by expanding an open, internal investiga tion to determine whether there was any politically motivated surveillance. And the White House said that Trump chief of staff John Kelly would organize the meeting with House lawmakers to review the documents, although he and other White House staffers would not be present. FBI Director Christopher Wray, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and Justice Department ofcial Edward O'Callaghan will meet with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy. White House press secre tary Sarah Sanders said no Democrats were invited be cause they had not request ed the information, despite calls from lawmakers for the brieng to be bipartisan. The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, California Rep. Adam Schiff, said the brieng should have been done through the bipartisan "Gang of 8," which includes Republican and Democratic leaders and the top Repub licans and Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence panels. That group regularly receives classied briengs. The New York Times was the rst to report that the FBI had an informant who met several times with Trump campaign ofcials who had suspicious contacts linked to Russia. The Justice Department's internal probe began in March at the request of Attorney General Jeff Ses sions and congressional Re publicans. Sessions and the lawmakers urged Inspector General Michael Horowitz to review whether FBI and Justice Department ofcials abused their surveillance powers by using informa tion compiled by Christo pher Steele, a former Brit ish spy, and paid for by Democrats to justify monitoring Carter Page, a former campaign adviser to Trump. Horowitz said his ofce will look at those claims as well as communications between Steele and Justice and FBI ofcials. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsWednesday, May 23, 2018 EEE-3 AP In this Nov. 9, 2017, le photo, U.S. President Donald Trump waves next to Chinese President Xi Jinping after attending a joint news conference at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing. Critics fear for eign government favors to Trump businesses have become business as usual. Ethics watchdogs say apparent quid-pro-quo deals are not being stopped by a Republican-led Congress or the courts. APWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens to a question during the daily press brieng at the White House, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. Sanders discussed Korea, media access at the EPA and other topics. Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to 'SPYGATE'Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses


Page E8, PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) Three more teens have been charged as adults with rst-degree murder in the death of a Maryland po lice ofcer, authorities said Wednesday. Fifteeen-year-old Darrell Jaymar Ward, 16-year-old Derrick Eugene Matthews and 17-year-old Eugene Robert Genius IV were charged in the killing of of cer Amy Caprio and were scheduled to appear at bail hearings Wednesday after noon, said Baltimore Coun ty State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger. The three, who were taken into custody Tuesday in Baltimore, are also charged with rst-degree burglary. Court records did not list defense attorneys, and attempts to reach people be lieved to be relatives were not successful. A fourth suspect, 16-yearold Dawnta Anthony Har ris, is also charged with rst-degree murder and was ordered held without bond after a hearing Tuesday in which a judge described him as a "one-man crime wave." The Associated Press does not ordinarily identify un derage suspects unless they face adult charges. A defense attorney re quested that Harris be sent to a juvenile lockup, but prosecutors noted his series of auto theft arrests and a repeated history of running away from juvenile facili ties. Caprio was run down Monday by a stolen Jeep driven by Harris after she responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle, investi gators have said. The slain ofcer's body camera footage clearly shows Harris accelerating the Jeep at her after she tried to apprehend him on the cul-de-sac in the sub urban Perry Hall commu nity northeast of Baltimore, prosecutor William Bickel said during a bail hearing Tuesday. "She red her weapon. He ran over her," Bickel said. The three other teens were burglarizing a home on the cul-de-sac while Harris was in the Jeep, ac cording to authorities and court documents. Shellenberger said Tues day that Maryland's felony murder law means they can also be held responsible "for everything that occurs as a result of that burglary, including when their co-de fendant is outside running over a police ofcer and killing her." Harris was apprehended shortly after abandoning the Jeep, which police said had been stolen May 18 in Bal timore. According to prob able cause statement, Harris admitted as much, telling a detective that he "drove at the ofcer." According other probable cause statements obtained Wednesday, Harris identied Ward, Matthews and Genius as the three subjects responsible for the burglary. Matthews and Ward ad mitting to committing the burglary, probable cause statements said. Genius at rst declined to give a statement but later objected to being charged with murder, saying he was in the house when the killing occurred, another statement said. Harris was supposed to be on house arrest and was still wearing a court-ordered ankle bracelet when he ran down Caprio, authorities said. The ninth-grader was on house arrest at his moth er's West Baltimore home, but ran away May 14, they said. Sam Abed, the Mary land Secretary of Juvenile Services, said at a news conference that his depart ment had made "many attempts" to contact Harris after he went missing from his mother's house but was unsuccessful. The ankle bracelet Har ris was wearing Monday simply indicated whether he was inside or outside his home it did not track his whereabouts, Shellenberger said. "Did the system not work?" police Chief Ter rence Sheridan said. "It sounds like ... it could have worked better in this par ticular case." Caprio, who would have been on the force four years in July, was smart, athletic and energetic, just the type of ofcer you want to hire, Sheridan said. She and her husband were to start vacation this weekend to celebrate their third wed ding anniversary and their upcoming birthdays, police said. A medical examiner de termined she died of trauma to the head and torso, ac cording to Sheridan. The death stunned the quiet, residential neigh borhood, said Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, who lives nearby. "The community I repre sent stands united in grief for this fallen police ofcer, and our hope is that all those involved are brought to justice," Marks said. CITIZEN TRIBUNE NationEEE-4 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 APMaryland State Police divert traffic at Belair Road and Chapel Road after a Baltimore County officer was killed in Perry Hall, Md., May 21, 2018. Rifle-toting police swarmed into the Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep.3 more teens charged in death of Maryland police officerCutting back on a constant smartphone habitNEW YORK (AP) Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notications, color schemes in apps and all the "likes," followers and in-game trophies. Our phones and apps are designed to give us shortterm, feel-good rewards, so we'll use them longer at the expense of read ing, enjoying the moment or simply being bored. Some companies are relenting in response to concerns from customers and experts. Google's next operating system for instance, will come with a "wind down" mode; the screen will automatically fade to grey at a designated time before bed. Another feature will automatically put your phone in "do not disturb" mode if you ip it face down on a table. But most Android phones won't get this sys tem, Android P, until late this year or even next year, if at all. And it's unclear if Apple plans similar features for the iPhone. So, for now, here's how you can outsmart the smartphone yourself:LIMIT NOTIFICATIONSNotice those red dots on iPhones and Samsung phones showing how many unread messages, news items or app updates you have left to read? Of course, you have. "Red is a trigger color that instantly draws our attention," notes The Center for Humane Technol ogy an organization that promotes a healthier, less dependent relationship to technology. Other Android phones running the most recent version, Oreo, have small er dots. There are no numbers, and colors are more subtle, but the concept is the same: to lure you into opening the app. To foil that on iPhones and most recent Android phones, go to your phone's settings and turn off the dots, known as badges, for all but the handful of apps you care most about. These might be messaging apps you use with friends, or news services you want breaking-news alerts from. But do you really need a red dot for the 2,346 un read emails you have? You can also turn off push notications, app by app. With Facebook, you'll need to go to the app's own settings to turn off the dozens of notication cat egories, such as "updates on your friends since you last logged in." Turning a category off will turn off dots for that category, too.DETOX REGULARLYIt can be as simple as going to the bathroom without your phone or turning it off during meal times or even every Satur day. Leaving your phone behind helps your brain reset. If you need a prompt on just why you should "detox," try Moment, an app that automatically tracks how much you use your iPhone or iPad each day. It's not perfect, as the timer runs anytime your screen is unlocked, even if you've stepped away. Still, the results will probably surprise you. For Android, there's an app called Qual ityTime.SET A SCHEDULENir Eyal, author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products," compares humans to lab mice in an experiment of random rewards. Mice, it turns out, respond "most voraciously to random rewards," Eyal wrote in 2012 Social media apps have perfected the art of random rewards. You don't know when you'll get a friend request, or a like, or even when you'll see a new post from a friend. Cue endless check-ins and scrolling. Set aside a specic time each day to check Face book or email, or in stant messages. Then re sist the urge until the next scheduled time. Along those lines, try deleting the Facebook app from your phone and check only from a comput er. This could help reduce the temptation to check all day.TURN OFF AUTOPLAYBinge-watching might be fun sometimes, but it shouldn't be standard be havior. Services like You Tube and Netix often play the next video automatically. Turn that off in the settings. Otherwise, it's easy to forget where time went in the middle of a "Stranger Things" binge.GET AN ALARM CLOCKThere was a time not too long ago when we were able to wake up without our phones, using a magi cal device called an alarm clock. Get one. The Center for Humane Technology suggests banishing phones from your bedside, if not the entire bedroom. This should make for better sleep, part ly because the blue light emitted from your phone can delay your body's release of melatonin, which helps your body go to sleep at night. But perking up after a bedtime Face book "like" or getting anxious after reading a news story can also disrupt your ZZZs. So, put your phone a lit tle further and who knows, you might even wake up and say good morning to your partner instead of checking your phone be fore you're even out of bed.


Saturday, May 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E9 your local e-mail update News Now Get Up-To-Date news sent directly to you!Sign Up Today! WONSAN, North Korea (AP) A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received lastminute permission to join them. The remote site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely populated northeast interior is expect ed to have a formal closing ceremony in the next day or two, depending on the weather. The closing was announced by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of his planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next month. The train trip was expected to take 8-12 hours, followed by several hours on a bus and then an hour hike to the site itself. The journalists were put in sleeping cars on the train, four bunks to a compartment. The compartments had windows cov ered with blinds, and the journalists were told not to open the blinds during the journey. Media were also expected to pay their own costs for the trip. The train fare was $75 per person round trip. Each meal was $20. North Korea had earlier refused to grant entry visas to the South Korean jour nalists after the North cut off high-level contact with Seoul to protest joint U.S.South Korean military exercises. But North Korea accepted the list of the South Korean journalists to attend via a cross-border communication channel. The journalists from the MBC television network and News1 wire service took a special government ight later Wednesday to go to the North's northeast ern coastal city of Wonsan. The other journalists from the United States, the UK, China and Russia arrived in Wonsan on Tuesday. The group includes an Associated Press Television crew. The North's eleventhhour decision to allow the South Koreans to join came just after Trump met South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Washington to try to keep the Kim-Trump summit from going off the rails. Trump indicated he believes the meeting will take place, but left open the possibility it would be de layed or even cancelled if a fruitful outcome doesn't seem likely. The summit could offer a historic chance for peace on the Korean Peninsula. But there has been increasing pessimism about the meeting after North Korea scrapped the interKorean talks and threat ened to do the same for the Kim-Trump summit in protest of the South KoreaU.S. military drills and what it calls Washington's push for "one-sided" disar mament. The North's decision to close the Punggye-ri nuclear test site has generally been seen as a welcome gesture by Kim to set a positive tone ahead of the summit. Even so, it is not an irreversible move and would need to be followed by many more signicant measures to meet Trump's demands for real denucle arization. By bringing in the for eign media, mainly television networks, the North is apparently hoping to have images of the closing including explosions to collapse tunnel entrances broadcast around the world. But it has not in vited international inspec tors to the ceremony, which limits its value as a serious concession. CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldWednesday, May 23, 2018 EEE-5 APSouth Korean journalists arrive at the Kalma Airport in Wonsan, North Korea, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Eight jour nalists from South Korea departed for rival North Korea on Wednesday after the North allowed them to join the small group of foreign media in the country to witness the dismantling of its nuclear test site this week, Seoul officials said. Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site Migrant remittances a big business in cash-starved VenezuelaBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) The giant metal pots in the kitchen of a drab Bo gota cafeteria are lled with simple dishes like vegetable rice. But Edgary Granadillo's delicate arrangement of the plates he sets before rushed lunchtime ofce workers hints at the ner dishes he once served. The former executive chef at a beach resort in Venezu ela once commanded a staff of 65 cooks and made regu lar appearances on television cooking shows. Now he is laboring for $10 a day, with one sole aim: to send money back home. "The wages there aren't enough," Granadillo, 30, said, his dark, somber eyes keeping a careful eye on a bubbling saucepan of sh head soup. "People need to rely on a Venezuelan outside the country, who can send something, in order to sur vive." As the number of Venezu elans eeing their country's deepening economic and humanitarian crisis climbs, a burgeoning lifeline for those back home is emerging remittances. Skirting strict currency controls, dozens of transfer operations, mostly small-scale businesses run by a handful of exiles en tirely online, have opened abroad to help emigres con vert their dollars and pesos into Venezuelan bolivars that arrive within minutes in a relative's Venezuelan bank account. The remittances are big business. Independent experts estimate Venezuelans now send at least $1 billion a year to friends and family members that they've left be hind. That money is critical at a time when Venezuela's mini mum wage is now worth less than $2 a month, and the government of President Nicolas Maduro, who won a new six-year term Sunday in a contested vote many fear will spur even more people to leave, is taking note. Blaming the operations for feeding devaluation and hoping to snag a piece of the pie Venezuelan of cials recently shut down several exchange houses and announced they would be opening their own. More than 100 people linked to remittance busi nesses have been detained in what ofcials dub "Op eration Paper Hands." They are accused of speculating on the value of the bolivar by using the black-market exchange rate. The board of directors of Venezuela's top private bank, which held many of the remittance accounts, was arrested as part of the operation. Venezuela's chief prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, has warned that "new detention centers should be built for this type of crime," which he said was causing "grave damage" to the nation's economy. He added that while many of the business operators might be work ing from outside the coun try, avoiding arrest, ofcials have identied accomplices within Venezuela. "They might be abroad playing with the pain of Ven ezuelans, but we know who they work with," he said. Most remittances sent to Latin America come from migrants in the U.S., who send money to Mexico, Cuba and other nations in Central America and the Caribbean. In 2016, those mon ey transfers valued $74.3 billion in some cases, contributing more than 10 percent of a nation's gross domestic product. Venezuela historically had been a receptor of migrants, and thus a country people sent remittances from, but that has changed. "The majority 100 per cent, and if not 100 percent, more than 99 percent of Venezuelans who leave the country are doing so in or der to send money back to relatives," said Yulia Torres, founder of an Instagram ac count called "Venezuelans in Bogota" that has attracted more than 40,000 followers. "They might not ask you for it, but they absolutely need it," she said of relatives back home. To keep their accounts ush with bolivars, money changers must wade into Venezuela's murky black market, where they sell dol lars held in accounts abroad at 100 times the ofcial rate, which only state agencies and privileged insiders have access to. At a typical transfer shop, Venezuelans who operate the business maintain personal bank accounts within Ven ezuela while opening new ones in foreign currencies abroad. Migrants in Bogota, for example, deposit pesos into the business' Colombian bank account and the exchange operators transfer an equivalent amount of bolivars from their own Vene zuelan account to that of the indicated relative. Ecoanalitica, a Venezuelan nancial consulting rm, estimates about $1.1 billion in remittances were transferred to Venezuelans last year, a number analysts say could be higher given the difculty in calculating informal transactions. Even on the lower end, that would mean upward of 4 million Venezuelans, or around 15 percent of the population, receive help from abroad. "Increasingly middle class households need remittances in order to survive," said Jean Paul Leidenz, a senior economist at Ecoanalitica. "But we cannot just depend on remittances for hard cur rency income. Because they never enter the economy." Maduro has repeatedly accused Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos of waging an economic war against Venezuela by allowing "maas" to horde large quantities of bolivars. While large stockpiles of bolivars have been found as far away as Paraguay, suggesting net works are speculating on the currency's value, analysts say Venezuela's current economic turmoil is driven by poor government decisions, such as issuing new money much faster than there is anything available to spend it on. Venezuela imposed cur rency controls in 2003 aimed at halting capital ight, but most economists say they have actually been driving the current nancial crisis. Individuals and businesses must apply to receive dollars at the government-set of cial rate to import goods and cover other transactions. But except for the public sector and a few privileged insid ers, most Venezuelans must turn to the black market, where one dollar currently fetches about 100 times more bolivars than at the of cial rate. Using that rate, analysts say Venezuela's ofcial ex change houses would never be able to compete. "We are a solution," said Victor Aguirre, who repaired roofs in Venezuela and opened an online exchange business with a friend a few months after arriving in Colombia. A Panama-based manager at Rapid Cambio, one of the businesses recently blacklisted by the government, likened the government's detentions to a "witch hunt." Speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of further reprisal, he said he plans to open a new business as soon as the dust settles. Like many migrants, Granadillo, the chef, makes barely enough money to cover his daily expenses. But in one day of working in Bogota he earns as much as he did in a month in Venezuela. The little he is able to send back doesn't go far, but his 62-year-old mother says she would go hungry without it. On a recent afternoon, Ana Teresa Rondon used the money Granadillo sent back to purchase a few peppers, an avocado and 3 pounds of chicken that she said would need to last a month. "Without the remittance, I wouldn't be able to buy any thing," she said.


Page E10, WWW.CFLJOBNET.COMPost Your Resum OO nline At:ST arAR T YOU r R Car CAR EE r R WITH a A J J O B TH aA T I s S RI GHT FO rR Y OU! CITIZEN TRIBUNE HealthEEE-2 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 BY ANDREW TAYLOR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easierthan-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that props up prices for the commodity. In a decisive 278-137 vote, the House rejected a bid by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., to signicantly weaken the program and invite more foreign competition. The sugar program was one of the key battles in this year's farm bill, a veyear renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy that is again proving to be a headache for Republicans controlling Congress. This year, conservatives hoping to force progress on unrelated immigration issues are lining up to threaten passage of the overall farm measure. The move by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus appears to have put passage of the measure Friday in jeopardy. GOP leaders are pro moting this year's renewal of the measure as tighten ing work and job train ing requirements for food stamps. But the food stamp proposal has driven Demo crats away from the bill. That means Republicans have to pass the measure with minimal defections, and it puts pressure on Re publicans who have criti cized costly farm subsidies in the past. Freedom Caucus Chair man Mark Meadows, R-NC., says that "the time is now" to deal with immi gration and that the farm bill doesn't face a pressing deadline. He said farmers "want us to deal with im migration and the farm bill both." Meadows and other Freedom Caucus members met with House leaders into the evening Thursday to try to resolve their dis putes. "Everybody's trying to get to 'yes,'" Meadows told reporters, but ques tions remain unresolved. The sugar program is part of an amalgam of com modity support programs that have sweeping backing in Republican-leaning farm country. But many Republicans oppose the sugar program, saying it runs counter to the party's free market bearings. "It's one of the most ri diculous programs in the entire federal government, and that's saying some thing," said Rep. Tom Mc Clintock, R-Calif. Some GOP moderates are uneasy about the new work standards for food stamps, which the Con gressional Budget Ofce estimates would drive up to 2 million people off the program. Currently, adults ages 18 to 59 are required to work part time or agree to accept a job if they're offered one. Stricter rules apply to ablebodied adults without de pendents between the ages of 18 and 49. They are subject to a three-month limit of benets unless they meet a work requirement of 80 hours per month. The new bill expands that requirement to apply to all work-capable adults, mandating that they either work or participate in work training for 20 hours per week with the exception of seniors, pregnant women, caretakers of children un der the age of 6, or people with disabilities. For years, the twice-adecade effort to rewrite the farm bill has relied on a coalition of farm-state Republicans who back fed eral agriculture subsidies and other assistance and Democrats supporting food stamps. This has proved frustrating to conservatives seeking to make changes to either side of the measure. Foxx's sugar plan would have scrapped production limits, given the Department of Agriculture more power to boost sugar im ports and eliminated a government program that sells surpluses to ethanol producers. "Let's be crystal clear about what the sugar pro gram does: It puts the gov ernment in charge of deciding how much sugar will be produced in this coun try, which inates the cost and it guarantees the processing industry a base prot by giving them sub sidized loans," Foxx said Thursday. "We stopped these practices years ago for other commodities and only sugar is left with this sweet deal." A comparable vote ve years ago was very close, but Thursday's tally was a runaway. Democrats voted overwhelmingly to defend the sugar program, as did a majority of Republicans, heeding warnings that un raveling it would threaten the entire farm bill. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said Foxx's proposal was a "poison pill" since its passage could bleed support for the underlying farm bill and force Republicans in some areas to take a politically tough vote. Indeed, a string of lawmakers from Minnesota, Florida, Michigan, Texas and Nebraska rose up to defend the program and the thousands of jobs it supports in their states. Passage of the farm bill is a priority for GOP lead ers, who are eager to pitch to voters its tougher work requirements for food stamps, a party priority that polls well with voters. "This is going to get more people out of poverty. This is going to get more people a steady job. This is going to get more people moving toward a good career," said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.Lawmakers repel challenge to much-criticized sugar programDiet soda may be hurting your diet APHouse Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, joined from left by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., touts the newly-crafted farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 16, 2018.Articial sweeteners are ev erywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called nonnutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic such as saccharin and aspartame or naturally derived, such as steviol, which comes from the Stevia plant. To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved six types of articial and two types of natural non-nutritive sweeteners for use in food. Thats been great news for those working hard to curb their sugar consumption. Aspartame, for example, is found in more than 6,000 foods worldwide, and about 5,000-5,500 tons are consumed every year in the United States alone. The American Diabetes Association the most well-respected professional group focusing on diabetes ofcially recommends diet soda as an alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages. To date, seven U.S. municipalities have imposed a sugary beverage tax to discourage consumption. However, recent medical studies suggest that policymakers ea ger to implement a soda tax may also want to include diet drinks because these sweeteners may be contributing to chronic diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as well. Why are these sweeteners calo rie-free?The key to these virtually calorie-free sweeteners is that they are not broken down during digestion into natural sugars like glucose, fructose and galactose, which are then either used for en ergy or converted into fat. Non-nutritive sweeteners have different byproducts that are not converted into calories. Aspar tame, for example, undergoes a different metabolic process that doesnt yield simple sugars. Oth ers such as saccharin and sucra lose are not broken down at all, but instead are absorbed directly into the bloodstream and excreted in the urine. Theoretically, these sweeteners should be a better choice than sugar for diabetics. Glucose stimulates release of insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes oc curs when the body no longer responds as well to insulin as it should, leading to higher levels of glucose in the blood that damages the nerves, kidneys, blood vessels and heart. Since non-nutritive sweeteners arent actually sugar, they should sidestep this problem. Articial sweeteners, your brain and your microbiomeHow ever, there is growing evidence over the last decade that these sweeteners can alter healthy metabolic processes in other ways, specically in the gut. Long-term use of these sweeteners has been associated with a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Sweeteners, such as saccharin, have been shown to change the type and function of the gut mi crobiome, the community of mi croorganisms that live in the in testine. Aspartame decreases the activity of a gut enzyme that is normally protective against Type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, this re sponse may be exacerbated by the mismatch between the body perceiving something as tasting sweet and the expected associated calories. The greater the discrepancy between the sweetness and actual caloric content, the greater the metabolic dysregulation. Sweeteners have also been shown to change brain activity as sociated with eating sweet foods. A functional MRI exam, which studies brain activity by measur ing blood ow, has shown that sucralose, compared to regular sugar, decreases activity in the amygdala, a part of the brain involved with taste perception and the experience of eating. Another study revealed that longer-term and higher diet soda consumption are linked to lower activity in the brains caudate head, a region that mediates the reward pathway and is necessary for generating a feeling of satisfaction. Researchers have hypothesized that this decreased activity could lead a diet soda drinker to compensate for the lack of pleasure they now derive from the food by increasing their consumption of all foods, not just soda. Together these cellular and brain studies may explain why people who consume sweeteners still have a higher risk of obesity than individuals who dont con sume these products. As this debate on the pros and cons of these sugar substitutes rages on, we must view these behavioral studies with a grain of salt (or sugar) because many diet soda drinkers or any health-con scious individual who consumes zero-calorie sweeteners already has the risk factors for obesity, diabetes, hypertension or heart disease. Those who are already overweight or obese may turn to ward low-calorie drinks, making it look as though the diet sodas are causing their weight gain. This same group may also be less likely to moderate their con sumption. For example, those people may think that having a diet soda multiple times a week is much healthier than drinking one case of soda with sugar. These ndings signal that con sumers and health practitioners all need to check our assumptions about the health benets of these products. Sweeteners are every where, from beverages to salad dressing, from cookies to yogurt, and we must recognize that there is no guarantee that these chemi cals wont increase the burden of metabolic diseases in the future. As a physician of internal med icine specializing in general prevention and public health, I would like to be able to tell my patients what the true risks and benets are if they drink diet soda instead of water. Legislators considering soda taxes to encourage better di etary habits perhaps should think about including foods with nonnutritive sweeteners. Of course, there is an argument to be made for being realistic and pursuing the lesser of two evils. But even if the negative consequences of sugar substitutes doesnt sway our tax policy for now at least the medical community should be honest with the public about what they stand to lose or gain, con suming these foods. Eunice Zhang is a Clinical Fellow of Preventive Medicine at the University of Michigan. Eunice Zhang


Saturday, May 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E11 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) Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investiga tion, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department ofcials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classied information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe. The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Jus tice Department investigate whether the FBI inltrated his presidential campaign. It's unclear exactly what the members will be allowed to review or if the Justice De partment will be providing any documents to Congress. White House press secre tary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump chief of staff John Kelly will broker the meeting between congressional leaders and the FBI, Justice Department and of ce of the Director of Na tional Intelligence. She said the ofcials will "review highly classied and other information they have requested," but did not pro vide additional detail. During a meeting Mon day with Trump, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Direc tor Christopher Wray also reiterated an announcement late Sunday that the Jus tice Department's inspector general will expand an existing investigation into the Russia probe by examining whether there was any im proper politically motivated surveillance. Rep. Devin Nunes, an ar dent Trump supporter and head of the House Intelli gence Committee, has been demanding information on an FBI source in the Russia investigation. And Trump has taken up the cause as the White House tries to combat the threat posed by special counsel Rob ert Mueller's investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump cam paign. On Tuesday, a group of conservative House lawmakers planned to call for the appointment of a second special counsel to investi gate whether misconduct took place in the FBI and the Justice Department. Trump tweeted Sunday, "I hereby demand, and will do so ofcially tomorrow, that the Department of Jus tice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ inltrated or surveilled the Trump Cam paign for Political Purposes and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!" With the demand, Trump entered into the realm of ap plying presidential pressure on the Justice Department regarding an investigation into his own campaign a move few of his predeces sors have made. Trump made the demand amid days of public venting about the special counsel investigation, which he has deemed a "witch hunt" that he says has yielded no evi dence of collusion between his campaign and Russia. In response, the Justice De partment moved to defuse the confrontation by asking its watchdog to investigate whether there was inappro priate surveillance. "If anyone did inltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action," Rosenstein said in a state ment announcing the move. The Justice Department probe began in March at the request of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and congressional Republicans. Sessions and the lawmak ers urged Inspector General Michael Horowitz to review whether FBI and Justice Department ofcials abused their surveillance powers by using information compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British spy, and paid for by Democrats to justify monitoring Carter Page, a former campaign adviser to Trump. Horowitz said his ofce will look at those claims as well as communications between Steele and Justice and FBI ofcials. The back and forth be tween the Justice Department and Congress began with a classied subpoena from Nunes in late April. The panel didn't publicize the subpoena, but the Jus tice Department released a letter it sent to Nunes re jecting the request for infor mation "regarding a specic individual." The department said disclosure could have severe consequences, in cluding potential loss of human life. The Justice Department said the White House had signed off on its letter, but Nunes wasn't satised, and continued to pressure the department. Negotiations between the House Repub licans and the Justice department appeared to stall last week ahead of Trump's tweet an apparent rever sal of the White House's ini tial policy. Rep. Adam Schiff of Cal ifornia, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has called Trump's claim of an embedded spy "nonsense." "His 'demand' DOJ investigate something they know to be untrue is an abuse of power, and an effort to dis tract from his growing legal problems," Schiff tweeted. "Never mind that DOJ has warned that lives and alli ances are at risk. He doesn't care." Trump's demand of the Justice Department alarmed many observers, who felt it not only violated presiden tial protocol but also could have a chilling effect on federal law enforcement or its use of informants. The New York Times was the rst to report that the FBI had an informant who met several times with Trump campaign ofcials who had suspicious contacts linked to Russia. The GOP-led House Intelligence Committee closed its Russian meddling probe last month, saying it found no evidence of collusion or coordination be tween Trump's campaign and Russia. Schiff and other committee Democrats were furious and argued that Re publicans had not subpoe naed many witnesses they considered essential to the committee's work. Sunday was not the rst time that Trump accused his predecessor of politically motivated activity against him. Without substantiation, Trump tweeted in March 2017 that former Presi dent Barack Obama had conducted surveillance the previous October at Trump Tower, the New York skyscraper where Trump ran his campaign and transition and maintains a residence. Comey later testied to Congress that internal re views found no information to support the president's tweets. Trump red Comey over the FBI's Russia investigation. CITIZEN TRIBUNE PoliticsTuesday, May 22, 2018 EEE-3 APFBI Director Christopher Wray, right, leaves the White House, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Wash ington. Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probeTrump the dealmaker facing challenges ahead of NKorea summitWASHINGTON (AP) Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, Presi dent Donald Trump is star ing down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. As the Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un draws near, the president and his allies are growing increasingly anxious about how he can score a win on the world stage. While Trump has not suggested he wants to back out, he has struggled to de ne his objectives for the historic sit-down, and last week he drew fresh criti cism from his foreign foil. "I think that Trump imag ined he would go into this meeting and be able to have a historic breakthrough with a deal, but it's clear he's starting to realize it won't be as easy as he imagined," said Jean Lee, director of the North Korea program at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a former Asso ciated Press bureau chief in Pyongyang. Trump, who has pitched himself as the ultimate ne gotiator, has focused on ambitious deals as president but has struggled with the ne print. He just hit the pause button on his threat ened trade war with China, announcing an agreement to reduce America's trade decit with China but few details. He recently withdrew the U.S. from the international Iran-nuclear deal without outlining a path forward with his allies. And his Middle East peace plan, which he deputized his son-in-law to lead, is months overdue and facing a more skeptical audience than ever. Supporters stress that sometimes Trump's ambi tious efforts do pay off, as with the massive tax cut bill he signed into law late last year. Going into the North Ko rea meeting, senior administration ofcials say, the president has been almost singularly focused on the pageantry of the summit including the suspenseful roll-out of details. He has not been deeply engaged in brieng materials on North Korea's nuclear program, said three people with knowledge of the White House efforts. They were not authorized to speak publicly. Scott Snyder, director of the Program on U.S.Korea Policy at the Coun cil of Foreign Relations, said there's a risk that "the ceremony and the historic nature of the meeting be allowed to overshadow the deliverables." Driven by gut instinct, Trump rarely dives deep as he prepares to meet with foreign counterparts. For the North Korea meeting, insiders say, he is motivat ed by the idea of scoring a historic deal and is tickled by suggestions he could win a Nobel Peace Prize especially since Barack Obama won the honor early in his presidency. Trump has maintained publicly that his goal is to see the Korean Peninsula denuclearized, and the North has agreed to put its nuclear program on the negotiating table as a condition for the talks. But the two sides are still miles apart on dening what might be mutually ac ceptable. Trump will huddle Tues day at the White House with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to prepare for the June 12 summit. It was Moon's government that de livered the initial invitation from Kim for a meeting, and South Korea has been pushing the U.S. toward a peaceful resolution to the nuclear crisis. North Korea threw a wrench in the plans last week, threatening to cancel over concerns about the U.S. push to see the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Admin istration ofcials viewed the warning as bluster, akin to Trump's own promise to walk away if Kim isn't seri ous about denuclearization. Both sides, they said, have a vested interest in a success ful meeting. Trump attempted to assuage Kim's concerns last week, promising "protections" should he abandon his nuclear weapons. But Trump also suggested Kim risks being overthrown and possibly death if the arsenal remains. Two former Trump administration ofcials said the high degree of uncer tainty surrounding the talks benets Kim, who stands to gain the most in the form of international legitimacy from a sit-down with Trump. Concrete gains for Trump would be slower to emerge. Denuclearization programs are measured in months, not days, and for North Korea, which has already dem onstrated thermonuclear capability, it would likely take years to dismantle and verify that it had abandoned its atomic efforts, should it agree to do so. One ofcial said the priority of the talks in Singa pore would be to reach a topline understanding with Kim, with details to be eshed out later. The best-case scenario, experts said, would mirror the Iran-nuclear agreement that Trump withdrew from earlier this month secur ing an end to the North's atomic program in ex change for a lifting of sanc tions. Such an agreement could provide Kim more as surances that his leadership would be secure. While public jockeying last week led to speculation about whether the meeting will happen, people close to Trump say he does want it to take place. Victor Cha, a professor at Georgetown University and former White House ofcial, said the best out come would be "good op tics, good atmospherics, some broad statements on denuclearization and peace, and some immediate deliv erable." He said the worstcase scenario was canceling the meeting. "Where are we, if the meeting is canceled? Are we going back to where we were in 2017? Is North Korea going to start testing again?" he asked. "I think from the broader perspective, that would be the worst outcome." Laying the political groundwork, Vice President Mike Pence, in an inter view with Fox News, said both the Clinton and Bush administrations had been "played" by the North Ko rean government. "We offered concessions to the North Korean regime in exchange for promises to end their nuclear weapons program, only to see them break those promises and abandon them," he said. "It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong Un to think he could play Donald Trump."


Page E12, PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) A 16-year-old boy has been charged with rstdegree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police ofcer, and three other suspects were taken into custody, authorities said Tuesday. A statement of probable cause dated Tuesday identied the suspect as Dawn ta Anthony Harris of Baltimore and the ofcer as Amy Caprio. Police have not conrmed how Caprio was fatally injured in a sub urban neighborhood Monday, but witnesses reported hearing a pop before seeing a Jeep run her over. Meanwhile, ofcials said Tuesday that three addi tional teenagers had been taken into custody after the ofcer was killed. Baltimore County's public safety department tweeted Tuesday morning that the teenagers are suspects in area burglaries. The department did not say whether the three played any role in the of cer's death. Harris, who was ar rested near where a Jeep was found abandoned, told a detective he had been waiting in the driver's seat of the vehicle as other as sociates of his were in the process of committing a burglary, according to the probable cause statement. Harris also told the de tective that he "drove at the ofcer," the statement said. Scott Shellenberger, the state's attorney for Baltimore County, told The As sociated Press the teen has been charged as an adult. The Associated Press does not ordinarily identify underage suspects unless they face adult charges. The records don't list an attorney for Harris, and attempts to reach people believed to be his family members were not imme diately successful. He was scheduled to appear before a judge at a Towson court house at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Tony Kurek told The Associated Press his adult son was outside in the family's yard Monday afternoon in the northeast Baltimore County community when the son saw the ofcer with her gun drawn, confronting the occupants of a Jeep. "The next thing he heard was a pop, and he saw the Jeep take off and run right over her," said Kurek. The car left skid marks behind, he said, leaving the ofcer down and bleeding. Logan Kurek, who is a volunteer reghter, said he heard his younger broth er "frantically screaming" and ran outside to perform CPR. Baltimore County Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson said the ofcer went to investigate a call about a suspicious ve hicle when she encountered at least one suspect and was "critically injured." He added that the confrontation may have stemmed from a burglary in prog ress, noting one home on the block had damage to a patio door. "What exactly happened, we are not sure yet until an autopsy is performed," Vinson said at a news con ference Monday. He said he had no information about whether she had red her own weapon. Events began unfolding Monday afternoon in the leafy neighborhood of sin gle-family homes. It was then that Kurek's neighbor, Dahle Amendt, said he had just settled into his recliner for a rest when he heard a woman's voice outside his house. "I heard, 'Get out of the car!' 'Get out of the car!' Get out of the car!' at least three times, and then a pop," Amendt said. Amendt said his wife also ran outside and tried to revive the ofcer, who police say would have been on the force four years in July. "This is a shock. It's a quiet community. It's just so sad," Amendt said. CITIZEN TRIBUNENationEEE-4 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 APTactical police stage in a Safeway parking lot on Belair Road near Chapel Road in response to the death of a Bal timore County police officer in Perry Hall, Md., May 21, 2018. Rifle-toting police swarmed into the Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep.Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer'Beyond Vision': an exhibit to touch, smell and hear, tooNEW YORK (AP) Cutting-edge technologies and designs can make dai ly life better, particularly for those with sensory disabilities, a new exhibit here demonstrates. "The Senses: Design Beyond Vision" features works that invite visitors to touch, hear and smell often in combination (while looking good too). It's on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum through Oct. 28. Some of the pieces are already available to consumers, while others are prototypes offering glimpses of what may be to come. The designers hope "to stimulate our sensory responses to solve prob lems of access and enrich our interactions with the world," says museum di rector Caroline Baumann. The family-friendly ex hibit includes dozens of touchable works (customdesigned geranium and sandalwood hand sanitizer is provided throughout). And in keeping with the exhibit's focus on accessibility "beyond vision," many of its labels are in braille and feature audio descriptions. "This is very different from other shows because it's about experience. There are a lot of experi ences for people to try," says Andrea Lipps, assis tant curator of contempo rary design at the Cooper Hewitt, who organized the show with Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design. "Almost every work here engages multiple senses." The show opens with a large, curvaceous, furry wall embedded with sen sors that play music when it's touched. "Tactile Or chestra," created by Studio Roos Meerman and Kunst LAB Arnhem, is designed so that one touch prompts a recording of a string instrument playing, and multiple touches result in the playing of the entire musical composition. "Everyone who sees the wall wants to pet it, and the more people who stroke the wall, the more instruments join in," Lipps says. "It's tactile and audio and visual." Across the room, "Dia lect for a New Era" fea tures six translucent pil lars, each with a line of text describing an emo tional state. Visitors can push a button on each pillar, releasing a scent meant to forge connections be tween language and smell. The piece is a collaborative work by Frederik Du erinck and Marcel Van Brakel, Polymorf and IFF, along with linguist Asifa Majid and perfumer Lau rent Le Guernec. Other attractions include a commissioned work by Man Made Music called Alarm Fatigue. Its design aims to improve the sonic environment of hospitals, where the frequent beep ing and pinging of medical equipment can be problematic for patients and caregivers alike. There's a 3-D map of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., that talks when touched (by Touch Graphics), and a Dot Watch, a braille smart watch. Vibeat wearable speak ers are designed to convert sound into vibrations that can be felt on the skin. Elsewhere, digital animation translates bird chirps into bursts of color and motion. Another section of the exhibit features 3-D print ed vessels made from cur ry or coffee grounds that smell, well, like curry or coffee (by architects Ron ald Rael and Virginia San Fratello). A work called "Seated Catalog of Feelings," by Sosolimited, sends patterns of vibrations through the seat and back of a chair to evoke odd sensations like "falling backward into a tub of Jell-O" or "get ting stroked by an electric toothbrush." Snow Storm, a commissioned work by Christopher Brosius, features balls of felted wool suspended from above, each infused with a scent meant to evoke winter. "It's fun, but it's also about smell in our living spaces. Wool holds smell much more than skin," Lipps explains. "So spray ing perfume on a sweater will make the smell last longer than if you spray it on your skin." And for those struggling with loss of appetite, Ode is a "personal scent player" that diffuses food smells into a room at mealtime. "When we munch on a crunchy pretzel and or swallow a creamy blob of ice cream, we indulge in the multisensory allure of eating. Although serv ing food is off-limits in a museum, the exhibition shows how package designers use color and tex ture to prime our appetite," says Lupton. Jinhyun Jeon's Sensory Spoons, which are edged with bumps or rippled like waves to stimulate the mouth, highlights the rela tionship between taste and touch, Lupton says. Elsewhere, jazzy, color ful buttons, handles and grab bars as illustrated by Dementia Care Bath room Fixtures by HEWI promote safety by help ing those features stand out better. As with many of the works in the show, they combine style and function and are intended to appeal to both those with and without sensory disabilities. The show is accom panied by a book, "The Senses: Design Beyond Vision," by David Genco, co-published by the Cooper Hewitt museum and Princeton Architectural Press. "Design is extending the realm of the senses," Baumann writes in her foreword to the book. "Ex perimenting with new and familiar materials, customizing products, and embracing the different needs and experiences of users, contemporary designers are capitalizing on our extraordinary pow ers of perception to enrich and improve daily life."


Saturday, May 26, 2018 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page E13 THE HAGUE, Nether lands (AP) Calling it a "historic step" toward jus tice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli crimes com mitted against the Palestinian people. The development was sure to worsen the already troubled relations between the internationally backed Palestinian Authority and Israeli Prime Minister Ben jamin Netanyahu's government. Peace talks have been frozen for over four years, and contacts between the two sides are minimal. Speaking to reporters at the ICC in The Hague, Neth erlands, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said he submitted the "referral" to the court during a meeting with the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. The referral sought an in vestigation into Israeli policies in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip since the state of Palestine accepted the ICC's jurisdiction in 2014, he said. This includes Israeli set tlement policies in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, as well as the recent round of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli re killed over 100 Palestinians dur ing mass protests along the Gaza border, Malki added. "There is a culture of impunity in Israel for crimes against Palestinians," Malki said. "This referral is Pal estine's test to the interna tional mechanism of ac countability and respect for international law." The ICC has been con ducting a preliminary probe since 2015 into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories, including Is rael's settlement policy and crimes allegedly committed by both sides in the 2014 Gaza conict. Tuesday's referral could speed up a decision on whether to open a full-blown investigation that could ultimately lead to the indictment of highranking Israelis. The move comes with Israeli-Palestinian relations at their lowest point in years in the aftermath of the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem and the recent bloodshed on the Gaza border. "This is a conduct that requires that we take action and this is why we moved in this regard," said Pales tinian Assistant Minister for Multilateral Affairs Ammar Hijazi, referring to recent Gaza violence. Israel has said it was de fending its border and ac cused Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group of using the unrest to carry out attempt ed attacks and of using civilians as human shields. In new violence, the Is raeli army said it targeted a Hamas observation post in Gaza with tank re after a group of militants briey entered Israel and set re to an Israeli military post. The army said there were no injuries on the Israeli side, and no additional details were immediately available. In response to Tuesday's move at the ICC, Israel said it took a "severe view" of the Palestinian request, calling it a "cynical" and "absurd" step. It accused the Pales tinians of violent incitement against Israel and exploit ing women and children as human shields. It also said the ICC had no jurisdiction in the case because Israel is not a member of the court. "Israel expects the ICC and its prosecutor not to yield to Palestinian pres sure, and stand rm against continued Palestinian efforts to politicize the court and to derail it from its mandate," the Israeli state ment said. Israel is not a member of the ICC, but its citizens can be charged by the court if they are suspected of com mitting grave crimes on the territory or against a national of a country that is a member. The ICC has recognized "Palestine" as a member state. The ICC is a court of last resort it is authorized to take on cases where national authorities cannot or will not launch prosecutions. Israel says it has investi gated actions by its forces during the Gaza conict, and says it has opened a number of investigations into the latest Gaza violence as well. But critics say the investigations rarely lead anywhere. "Israel acts in accor dance with independent and thorough judicial review mechanisms, betting a democratic state, and in ac cordance with international law," the Israeli statement said. While the ICC can indict suspects, it has no police force and has to rely on cooperation from member states to enforce arrest war rants. Richard Dicker, Director of the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch, said Bensouda, the chief ICC prosecutor, should now "take steps to open a formal probe aimed at holding perpetrators of serious crimes to account and ensuring impartial and comprehensive justice consistent with the court's statute." The Palestinians appear to have an especially strong case in the matter of settle ments. In 2004, the United Nations' highest judicial organ, the International Court of Justice, ruled in an advisory opinion that the settlements breached inter national law. In late 2016, the U.N. Se curity Council also declared the settlements to be illegal. Over 600,000 Israelis now live in the West Bank and east Jerusalem ter ritories sought by the Palestinians as parts of their future state. Israel captured both territories from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast war. Under international law it is illegal to transfer populations out of or into occupied territory. Israel claims east Jerusa lem as an inseparable part of its capital though its annexation is not international recognized. Israel claims the West Bank is not occupied be cause it was captured from Jordan, not the Palestinians, and Jordan does not make a claim to the territory. Since the Palestinians never ruled the West Bank, Israel says this territory is disputed and its nal sta tus should be resolved in negotiations. It also claims that settlements can be torn down and therefore do not prejudice the nal status of the territory. It notes that in the case of Gaza, for instance, it uprooted all settlements there when it withdrew in 2005. Israel also captured Gaza in the 1967 war. While the Gaza with drawal removed some 8,000 settlers, the much larger population in the West Bank and east Jerusalem would be extremely difcult, if not impossible, to move. CITIZEN TRIBUNEWorldTuesday, May 22, 2018 EEE-5 APPalestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki speaks during a press con ference at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday May 22, 2018. The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an immediate investigation into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people. Palestinians want international court to investigate IsraelAirlines caving to Beijing despite White House protestSHANGHAI (AP) Global airlines are obeying Beijing's demands to refer to Taiwan explicitly as a part of China, despite the White House's call this month to stand rm against such "Orwellian nonsense." The Associated Press found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways and Lufthansa, that now re fer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing consid ers Chinese territory, as a part of China on their global websites. There are just three days left for dozens of foreign airlines to decide whether to comply with Beijing's orders, or face consequences that could cripple their China business, including legal sanctions. Many have already sided with Beijing. The spread of "Taiwan, China" on the drop-down menus and maps of airline websites represents an other victory for China's President Xi Jinping and his ruling Communist Party's nationalistic effort to force foreign companies to con form to their geopolitical vision, even in operations outside of China. Critics say China's incremental push to leverage its economic power to forge new international norms in this case regarding Taiwan's status creates worrying precedents. Beyond ery missives there is little Washington can do to unify a fractured global response and effectively push back against Beijing's demands. "What's at stake is that we're allowing a revisionist regime with a terrible track record on freedom of speech to dictate what we say and write in our own countries," said J. Michael Cole, a Taipei-based senior fellow with the China Policy Institute and the University of Nottingham's Taiwan studies program. "If Beijing does not encounter red lines, it can only keep asking for more." For Beijing, there is only one China and Taiwan, which has been a democ racy since the 1990s, is part of it. The People's Republic of China and Taiwan sepa rated during a civil war in 1949. Washington ofcially recognizes Beijing rather than Taipei, but despite the lack of formal ties, the U.S. is legally bound to respond to threats to Taiwan and is the island's main supplier of foreign military hardware. "We strongly object to China's efforts to bully, co erce, and threaten their way to achieving their political objectives," Taiwan's Min istry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement to the AP. "We call on all countries around the world to stand together to uphold the freedom of speech and freedom to do business. We also call on private rms to collectively reject China's unreasonable demands to change their designation of "Tai wan" to "Taiwan, China." Xi has warned a Taiwanese envoy that the issue of unication cannot be put off indenitely, and the People's Liberation Army has sent ghter planes near Taiwan's coast. As China steps up efforts to isolate Taiwan diplomatically, the list of multinationals that have bent to Beijing's will is long and growing. U.S. clothing retailer The Gap apologized this month for selling T-shirts with a map of China that omitted Taiwan and pulled the of fending merchandise from stores around the world. In January, Delta Airlines, Marriott, Zara and medical equipment maker Medtronic all publicly apologized for referring to Taiwan as a country. "You can't just say 'no,'" said Carly Ramsey, a regu latory risk specialist at Con trol Risks, a consultancy in Shanghai. "Increasingly, for situations like this, noncompliance is not an option if you want to do business in and with China." The day after Delta apol ogized for "emotional damage caused to the Chinese people," the Civil Aviation Administration of China published a notice on its website saying it requires foreign airlines operating in China to avoid referring to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as countries. Some foreign carriers began changing drop-down menus on their websites from "country" to "country/ region." But Beijing wanted more. On April 25, the Civil Aviation Administration of China sent a letter to 36 for eign airlines ordering them to explicitly refer to Taiwan as a part of China. The regu lator did not respond to re quests for comment. In a strongly-worded statement 10 days later, the White House called that demand "Orwellian nonsense." "China's efforts to export its censorship and political correctness to Americans and the rest of the free world will be resisted," it said. China's foreign ministry hit back the next day, say ing Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are "inalienable" parts of China's terri tory and foreign companies operating in China "should respect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, abide by China's laws and respect the national senti ment of the Chinese people." A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, led by Marco Rubio, a Florida Republi can, and Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, of fered the airlines support. "As you weigh your response options, you should know that your government stands with you, and will strongly oppose attempts by China or any other foreign government to unilaterally dictate terms to an Ameri can company and exert sov ereignty over your internal business practices and the content of your website," the group of eight lawmak ers said in a letter dated last week. But a growing number of airlines have heeded Bei jing's call. The AP found that Air Canada, Lufthansa, British Airways, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, Asiana Airlines, and Philippine Airlines all have changed the way they refer to Taiwan to bring their global websites in line with the Chinese Communist Party's vision. SAS airlines, Swissair, Malaysia Airlines, Cebu Pacic Air, Aeroot, Italy's Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Air Mauritius, Eti had Airways, Spain's Iberia, Israel's EL AL, MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Russia's S7 Airlines all also refer to Taiwan as part of China, but it was not immediately clear how long they had been us ing that formulation. Lufthansa, British Air ways, Air Canada and Finnair said they abide by laws and regulations inter nationally and in the juris dictions in which they work. "This includes taking customs of the international clientele into consider ation," Lufthansa said in a statement, adding that we "seek your understanding for the situation." Finnair said a decision was taken to amend the website earlier this year and "in line with the gen eral view taken in Europe, Taiwan is not shown as an independent country in our list of destinations." Major U.S. carriers have not yet caved. United Air lines, American Airlines, Delta and Hawaiian Air lines, as well as Australia's Qantas Airways all of which received April letters from the regulator did not refer to Taiwan as part of China on their websites as of Tuesday. The airlines told AP they were reviewing the request. But the sweep of con cessions will likely make it harder to resist Beijing's call. "If they make individual corporate decisions, they will likely accede, individually but entirely, to Chinese demands," said Robert Daly, the director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. What Washington could do, he added, is "launch and sustain a global discus sion of the implications of Beijing's insistence on the worldwide jurisdiction of Chinese law. That kind of effort would require a com mitment to global leader ship and strong alliances that this administration has not yet demonstrated." In one apparent exception to Beijing's rules the na tional ag carrier Air China seems not to have gotten the regulator's memo. On its US site, Taipei is a part of "Taiwan, China." But its Taiwan website lists it as "Taipei, Taiwan." Air China did not imme diately respond to requests for comment.